FW: Question

Wed, 30 Aug 95 15:57:00 CDT

From: David McFadzean
Subject: RE: Question
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 1995 14:54PM

At 03:25 PM 8/28/95 CDT, you wrote:

>>First of all the T in this is lowercase. I use the NIV, ASV, NKJV, and the

>>KJV. I also have been known to go back to the origional greek and hebrew
>>from time to time. Any version you will understand, using the simple

>I'm impressed that you can read both Greek and Hebrew.

Okay smart alek (I'm laughing), I cannot read both Greek and Hebrew, but I
hope to one day be semi firmiliar with it. I read translation books and ask
people who can translate. I was just telling you that I reference all of
these versions so you can feel free to use any of them. Although most people
Pastors and linguists that have an understanding of the origional Greek and
Hebrew prefer the KJV and NKJV for it's diligence in compilation and
accuracy. I prefer the NIV for it's readability and that it is still quite
accurate, and I have read more accurate than the KJV.

>>rudimentry reading skills that you learned in fourth grade (I hope), that
>>Christ was speaking of the generation that sees those things come to pass
>>that he mentions. He was saying that it was comming soon. He could not say

>>when as he did not know.

>I disagree. Christ was talking about the generation that he was
>talking to. If he was talking about the generation that sees the
>2nd coming, he wouldn't have to mention that they will survive
>to see the 2nd coming, would he?

You also have to understand that Christ proclaimed is the Word (John 1:1 and
a few other scriptures), and that he is not dead and that he is still
speaking to us now. Feel free to interpret it, I prefer to read as is. Did
you read the whole chapter? How can you read one paragraph out of a book and
suddenly know what the whole chapter is about much less the whole book. Try
doing that with an encyclopedia. Most Pastors and peoples who's lively hood
is the Bible stand on what I told you the meaning of the passage is. I even
took it upon myself to go ask someone who has been trained in knowing what
the Bible says. I just found the word race as the possible meaning of the
scripture! As he spoke to the Jews, I encourage that you read the whole
chapter! "When these things begin to take place..." (Luke 21:28 NIV). The
things mentioned weren't occuring then, but they are comming about now!
"Tell us, when will these things happen?..." (Mark 13:4 NIV) "I tell you the
truth, this generation (or race) will certainly not pass away until all of
these things have happened." (Mark 13:20 NIV) "Even so, when you see all
these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. " (Matthew 24:33)
"'The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light.
The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give off its light."
(Isaiah 13:10 NIV). I encourage you to read Isaiah 34 and the Daniel 9 and
12 and maybe Job, but that is almost a different subject.

Oh, he never mentions that they would have to survive. The race of Jews
would and have, and have. Any more?

In Him,