He will give you the strength

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“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising he shame and has set down at the right hand of the … Continue reading

The Solid Rock of Jesus Christ

Here’s one of my favorite memory verses:

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously without reproach, and it will be given to him.” –James 1:2-5

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Which Bible Translation Is Right?

Which Bible translation is correct? Friends, family and those I teach have asked this question.

Short answer? It depends.

My background as a Korean Linguist in the 1970’s, years of work with Strong’s Concordance of Hebrew and Greek, and other sources lead me to conclude: choose a translation based on your purpose. For systematic, word-for-word translation, the best translations I have found are the New American Standard Bible and the King James Bible. For translations that work more with the meaning, try the New International Version or the Amplified Bible. There are many other versions that the Holy Spirit may … Continue reading