Mormon Perspectives: The History and Authority of The Bible and its Translation

The Bible is made up of 66 books (King James Version) and was written on three different continents in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic and Koine Greek over 1600 years by ~40 men claiming to be recording inspiration from God from ~1500BC to ~100AD.  It has been translated into over 1,200 languages and dialects and was first translated into English in 1388 (when it was finished).  Its purpose is to prophecy and testify of the coming of The Messiah (Old Testament), to record the fulfillment of that prophecy as Jesus Christ (New Testament) (over 3,200 prophecies have been fulfilled and over 3,100 are still open), to establish The Gospel or God’s Law among men, to proclaim and prophesy the Return of Jesus Christ and to inform man of who they are, where they came from, why we are here and what is our purpose and future.

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Society Didn’t Build That – Obama’s partisan antecedent Rorschach test

Background

In July, President Obama spoke in Roanoke Virginia and (inadvertently?) presented a partisan antecedent Rorschach test in one of his most outlandish speeches yet.  This time, the antecedent Rorschach test uses “that” instead of Clinton’s “is”.

If you’re an Obama supporter, his use of ‘that’ in “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” means infrastructure – roads, the internet, the economy and so on.  It also means everyone who sees it differently is taking it out of context.

If you’re not an Obama supporter, “that” refers to the business that you built.  It also means Obama is a Socialist promoting a Collectivist theory.

If you’re undecided about Obama, you probably think it refers to your mother.

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The Left, Gays, Bullying and Irony

(This is actually a very serious post.  No sarcasm, mean-spiritedness or anything else.  Straight up logical analysis.)

I’m sick of seeing people refer to Chick-Fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, as a “Hate-Monger” or “spreading hate” or anything else that claims that those who disagree with gay marriage are bigots or haters.

Just because someone disagrees with your position or belief does not mean they are being hateful. The fact of the matter is, most Christians who oppose gay marriage also believe strongly in other tenets of Christianity such as “Love Everyone” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (in my opinion and experience).

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