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Old 05-16-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I'm just being anal here, but that is exactly what Muhammad did and what Ilene raised. He claimed to hear a voice representing god and as a result, billions consider him a prophet of God.
True. But does he lead them towards a recognition of Jesus Christ as their Savior? No. I think that's the key.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: New York City
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True. But does he lead them towards a recognition of Jesus Christ as their Savior? No. I think that's the key.
That's assuming Jesus NEEDS to be recognized as savior. It's like the Muslim asking, "but does he (Jesus) lead others toward the recognition that Muhammad is the greatest prophet."
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Yes, I do see a problem!! And it's not called mistranslation. It's called misinterperatation.


And Ilene, I have looked into mistranslations, and what do I see?? Man messing with the WORD OF GOD!!!
NOT GOOD!!!

GOD BLESS!!!
DALE
Atheists and other deniers like to bicker over a word and point out that it is used so and so many times in one translation and never used in some other translation, and this means this and that. The word "homosexual" did not exist in the times when Bible was written, yet the authors knew what it was and were able to describe it quite clearly without the need for a specific word: "'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman". It is crystal clear, yet some bicker over this and insist that the word homosexual was not used in the OT, and therefore the Bible has nothing against it. And now we hear this about the word "hell", coming from people who are trying to prove there is no such thing.

When people resort to these tactics they are twisting the truth. The word doesn't matter, the context does. I don't care what they call hell, be it hell, lake of fire, place of eternal torment etc, because it is clear what the authors are describing. They are talking about hell, and they are talking about homosexuals. Let's not fool ourselves.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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That's assuming Jesus NEEDS to be recognized as savior. It's like the Muslim asking, "but does he (Jesus) lead others toward the recognition that Muhammad is the greatest prophet."
Isn't the whole point behind Christianity that we all come to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and as the only means by which we can be reconciled to God? It sounds as if you're putting prophets on the same level as Jesus Christ, but maybe I'm misunderstanding you.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I'm still a futurist and still believe all the same things I did before....only the belief that hell meaning "the lake of fire" has changed. And that the majority of mankind is going to go there. You have to go to the greek to understand that hell does not mean what our translations portray it to mean. It's one word that has been severely mistranslated and used to mean several things when in fact it does not. Hell simply means "to cover" or "to conceal".
Look it up: NETBible: Revelation 19:20

No, don't look up Hades, look up 'lake of fire', since that is the word you used.

Look up rhw Greek words and their translations.

This is exactly why people like logoman want to bicker over the translation of the word Hades, which is translated as hell in KJV and not the same thing as lake of fire. It is a deliberate effort to mislead people.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Isn't the whole point behind Christianity that we all come to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and as the only means by which we can be reconciled to God? It sounds as if you're putting prophets on the same level as Jesus Christ, but maybe I'm misunderstanding you.
That might be the point of Christianity, but this does not mean it is the point of every other religion including Islam. Christianity has its perceived reality, but so does Islam and Zorastrianism and Bahaism and so on. Muhammad's worldview did not include Christianity's perceived reality about Jesus and conversely, Christianity does not include Islam's perceived reality in their theology.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Look it up: NETBible: Revelation 19:20

No, don't look up Hades, look up 'lake of fire', since that is the word you used.

Look up rhw Greek words and their translations.

This is exactly why people like logoman want to bicker over the translation of the word Hades, which is translated as hell in KJV and not the same thing as lake of fire. It is a deliberate effort to mislead people.
The meaning that is behind the GREEK word HADES has to do with the GREEK UNDERWORLD! It should NEVER have been translated this way! This goes against ALL Hebrew thought! I repeatedly have asked for a good explanation as to why I am supposed to believe that the HEBREWS would have understood the afterlife this way! Nobody has answered, and nobody will read the link that I keep posting on Sheol/Hell, except Ilene, I guess.

IT should have been translated "GRAVE" throughout the Bible, and, in fact, some of the KJV does have footnotes in odd places showing that it means "grave."

There is not a SINGLE word in the Bible that should be translated "HELL" these days, as it has NO MEANING except "Unseen" in the Old English, but this crazy world has attached a NIGHTMARISH scenario to it!

The Hebrews would have laughed in amazement that Christians believed in the pagan underworlds!

For Pete's sake! IT is utter mayhem! The more I study, the angrier I get at the lies I have been told!
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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The meaning that is behind the GREEK word HADES has to do with the GREEK UNDERWORLD! It should NEVER have been translated this way! This goes against ALL Hebrew thought! I repeatedly have asked for a good explanation as to why I am supposed to believe that the HEBREWS would have understood the afterlife this way! Nobody has answered, and nobody will read the link that I keep posting on Sheol/Hell, except Ilene, I guess.

IT should have been translated "GRAVE" throughout the Bible, and, in fact, some of the KJV does have footnotes in odd places showing that it means "grave."

There is not a SINGLE word in the Bible that should be translated "HELL" these days, as it has NO MEANING except "Unseen" in the Old English, but this crazy world has attached a NIGHTMARISH scenario to it!

The Hebrews would have laughed in amazement that Christians believed in the pagan underworlds!

For Pete's sake! IT is utter mayhem! The more I study, the angrier I get at the lies I have been told!
Didn't I just say "do not look up Hades, look up lake of fire". They are not the same place. I said it because the Bible teaches Hades is NOT the place os eternal torment, the lake of fire is. So I asked Ilene to look it up in Greek because I know from past conversations with her, that she thought they were the same place. I don't care if KVJ translates Hades as hell, because anyone who studies the Bible will learn what Sheol/Hades means, and that it is not the place of eternal punishment. Everything is explained, so you do not have to rely on a man's translation of one word.

The more I hear universalists deliberately mislead people by bickering over meaningless translations, the angrier I get. It is so obvious that they are on a mission to prove there is a contradiction in the Bible. Why? Because if they can prove even one contradiction, they can claim that the Bible has no credibility. Satan has been on such mission for hundreds of years, but so far he has not been able to prove such contradictions.

PS If you use Netbible to see the Greek words for hades, you'll see it talks about "adhv" the realm of the dead 3) later use of this word: the grave, death, hell In Biblical Greek it is associated with Orcus, the infernal regions, a dark and dismal place in the very depths of the earth, the common receptacle of disembodied spirits. Usually Hades is just the abode of the wicked, Lu 16:23; Re 20:13,14; a very uncomfortable place.

Revelation 20:14 says Hades is thrown in the lake of fire, so how could they possibly be the same place? Hades is thrown in with all its inhabitants (the wicked) into eternal place of punishment: the lake of fire.

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Old 05-16-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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The meaning that is behind the GREEK word HADES has to do with the GREEK UNDERWORLD! It should NEVER have been translated this way! This goes against ALL Hebrew thought! I repeatedly have asked for a good explanation as to why I am supposed to believe that the HEBREWS would have understood the afterlife this way! Nobody has answered, and nobody will read the link that I keep posting on Sheol/Hell, except Ilene, I guess.
שאול does refer to the Hebrew underworld. It was originally a term that referred to the void or wasteland underneath the earth. A good illustration of early Israelite cosmology is found here:

http://skepticblog.org/wp-content/up...of_heavens.jpg

Note the underworld.

Now, originally, the underworld was the abode of all dead, both the righteous and the wicked. This accords well with Mesopotamian ideas of the afterlife. Later the wicked were thought to be punished in an eternal fire, which was referred to as Gehenna in the Greek, a transliteration of the Hebrew "Valley of Hinnom." This valley is where waste was burnt, and it is where child sacrifices were said to take place during the monarchic period. The concept of Sheol was subsumed in the concept of Gehenna, and by the time of the New Testament, the Hebrew word שאול was translated with the Greek word αδης, which had become a generic term for the underworld (see Psalm 16:10 and the Septuagint translation, which is 15:10). The Greek concept of the underworld was not fully translated with the Jewish or Christian appropriation of the word.

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IT should have been translated "GRAVE" throughout the Bible, and, in fact, some of the KJV does have footnotes in odd places showing that it means "grave."
No, it should not be translated "grave" across the board. There are some places where that's a legitimate translation, but there are many others where it is not. I'm thinking here of Ezek 31:16, where it is parallel to "world below," Amos 9:2 and Ps 139:8, where it is contrasted with "heavens," etc.

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There is not a SINGLE word in the Bible that should be translated "HELL" these days, as it has NO MEANING except "Unseen" in the Old English, but this crazy world has attached a NIGHTMARISH scenario to it!
Actually the concept of Gehenna is a pretty close parallel to the modern Judeo-Christian concept of Hell.

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The Hebrews would have laughed in amazement that Christians believed in the pagan underworlds!
That's a ridiculous argument. They just appropriated the name, just like Arab Christians call God Allah, and Jews call God El, which was a Canaanite and early Babylonian deity. They're just names.

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For Pete's sake! IT is utter mayhem! The more I study, the angrier I get at the lies I have been told!
I don't think you're using the best resources.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Didn't I just say "do not look up Hades, look up lake of fire". They are not the same place. I said it because the Bible teaches Hades is NOT the place os eternal torment, the lake of fire is. So I asked Ilene to look it up in Greek because I know from past conversations with her, that she thought they were the same place. I don't care if KVJ translates Hades as hell, because anyone who studies the Bible will learn what Sheol/Hades means, and that it is not the place of eternal punishment. Everything is explained, so you do not have to rely on a man's translation of one word.

The more I hear universalists deliberately mislead people by bickering over meaningless translations, the angrier I get. It is so obvious that they are on a mission to prove there is a contradiction in the Bible. Why? Because if they can prove even one contradiction, they can claim that the Bible has no credibility. Satan has been on such mission for hundreds of years, but so far he has not been able to prove such contradictions.

Meaningless translations???? Indeed.

Which version is right, Finn_Jarber? There are, in FACT, many contradictions in the Bible. The reasons why the versions keep changing is because meanings and usage of words keep changing. The KJV that we have now isn't even the ORIGINAL version!

I had a meltdown, because I USED to believe that there were NO MISTAKES in the BIBLE, but, as people kept pointing them out, I had to look, and being the intelligent kind of person that I am, I SAW THEM!

So, I was left with either doing what my mom did, which was to chuck everything, or doing what my dad did, which is start studying! I chose to study! And I am GLAD I did!

Many intelligent people have ended up chucking the Bible because they started realizing that the folks above them were either incredibly stupid or lying to them.

This fight against tradition for me has been very hard; I can either panic, and drop my faith, or I can do some diligent and intelligent study and find out WHO GOD is and WHAT HE IS ABOUT!

What is His CHARACTER about? What does He want from humanity? Those answers, for me, are still in scripture, but it is not the pagan God of tradition that I am interested in. I want to know who the Hebrew God was and why He showed up like He did in Human form as Yeshua. That is ALL I'm interested in these days.

I'll continue to study......
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