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“If thou hatest her, put her away, and give her a clothing for the scorn” – Malachi 2:16 in the Matthew Bible

If thou hatest her, put her away, saith the Lord God of Israel, and give her a clothing for the scorn, saith the Lord of hosts. Look well then to your spirit, and despise her not. — Malachi 2:16 in the Matthew Bible, published in 1537. Compare that with the 1599 Geneva Bible: If thou …

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Puritans who said abuse was grounds for divorce

Abuse IS grounds for divorce. Most evangelical leaders are reluctant to say this outright today, but several eminent theologians In the sixteenth and seventeenth century said it. Today’s leaders need to take courage and follow their example. Thomas Cranmer was the first to say it – see Pt 1 of this series Thomas Cranmer on divorce …

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The notes in the October Testament are spiritually uplifting and illuminating

Puzzling passages in the New Testament are illuminated by the notes which are in the October Testament. The October Testament is the New Testament of the New Matthew Bible; it is published by Baruch House Publishing. I’ve been reading my copy of the October Testament for many months now and I can assure you that …

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Jesus brought a gospel of peace, and the gospel brings division

Jesus told us that He came to bring division. Do you suppose that I have come to send peace on the earth? I tell you no, but rather division. For from henceforth there will be five in one house, divided three against two, and two against three.” — Luke 12:51-52  New Matthew Bible (NMB) The expository …

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Protecting women from abuse. Has Exodus 21:10 been mistranslated in most English versions of the Bible?

The Old Testament sets down laws and precepts which were meant to protect women from abuse and mistreatment by powerful and callous men. One of those laws can be found in Exodus 21:7-11 which is about the rights of Hebrew girls or young women who were sold into indentured service by their fathers. Most English …

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William Tyndale discusses faith in his Prologue to the Book of Romans

Faith is not man’s opinion and dream, as some imagine, and form their own ideas when they hear the story of the gospel. The cause is that when they hear the gospel or glad tidings, they fashion by their own strength certain imaginations and thoughts in their hearts, saying, I have heard the gospel; I …

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