Because eternal life only comes from the words of Jesus (John 6:63) and because each person will be judged in his final judgment by the words of Jesus (John 12:47-48), the most important words known to man are the words of Jesus found in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Revelation. Of these five records, only Matthew and John were companion eye-witnesses to the words and deeds of Jesus. The gospels of Mark and Luke, the writings of Paul, every statement in the Bible, every personal opinion and every teaching in the church should be screened for accuracy by the information found in Matthew, John and Revelation.
Because God uses imperfect people to help him, the Bible contains some of these imperfections. The imperfections do not negate the truth of its central message. The Bible serves as a benchmark for truth and a second witness when God speaks directly to a person, which he does to everyone. Knowing the information contained in the Bible makes it easier to recognize God when he speaks. A translator should be careful to give the meaning of the words when they were used and not be influenced by ideas and circumstances which exist at the time of his translation. Also, because a transliteration does not tell a reader the meaning of a word, it results in erroneous ideas about what is said. Here are some examples: Angel-(Greek-aggelos-angelos)-This means messenger and only the context will determine if this is a human or heavenly messenger. Baptize- (Greek-Baptidzo)- This means to dip or Immerse. Hypocrite-(Greek-hupocrites)-This is an actor or pretender. Mammon-(Greek-mamonas)- This is what a person believes. Because God is not a believed teaching but a living being, Jesus told the Scribes and Pharisees they could not serve both, God and what they believed.
Some words given incorrect meanings are: Eternity-The Greek word aonios means without beginning or end but the Greek word aiovos means breath or life span and refers to living humans. Born Again-(Greek-anothen)-This means “from above” and depicts a lower form of life becoming a part of a higher form of life by the digestive process. Church-(Greek-ekklesia)-This is two words-ek=out or out of and kaleo=to call. The correct meaning is called out or chosen. Hell- Two words used by Jesus are mistranslated hell.-gehenna (Greek-geennas). This was the place on the South and East of Jerusalem where Moloch threw child sacrifices and was a landfill at the time of Jesus. It depicts a life filled with the garbage of the world. hades-(Greek-aides)-This is two words: A=alpha which negates the meaning of the word and ide/eido which means sight. Hades means without sight, blind or ignorant. The gates of ignorance will not prevail when God speaks directly to a person as he did to Peter. The concept of hell is found in the statements of Jesus about the burning of vines, chaff, false prophets etc. and the Lake of Fire.
One mistranslated word that affects the entire book of Revelation is the Greek word ginesthai. Because the tense can be aorist (past) or present, verse 1:1 states the events of Revelation are past and present, not future. Suppose someone you love dearly is in a life and death struggle. Do you give them instructions that pertain to their present need or something about the future beyond their lifetime? Jesus showed John the crucifixion, ascension and how Satan uses religion, government and commerce to control the masses of mankind. Satan does this by persuading people to use a pyramid system (600-60-6) which enables one to control many. In this system people look to and honor human leaders instead of God (see Matthew 23:8-10).
Words and Deeds of Jesus is a translation of the four gospels and Revelation using the meaning at the time the words were spoken. It includes technical comments to clarify word meanings. It can be purchased through your bookstore, Barnes and Nobel, Amazon, an ebook, online or Authorhouse.
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