Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Let's Keep it Real

Once you begin looking at the origins of the gospels, prepare to have your mind blown. Unless you are ready to devote your life to learning Greek and Hebrew, you will have to rely on others' translations. But if you must (and I must) depend on others, it helps to have some humility about their accuracy, and to be open to new insights.

For example, how many times do we read "belief" when the original writer intended, in Greek, "trust"?

"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." (1 Corinthians 13:12)

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