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The Bible uses different words for divorce but they all mean legal divorce. Those who tell you otherwise are mistaken.

Some people say we must pay close attention to the different words the Bible uses for divorce because the words mean different things. These folks say that words like depart/ leave/ put away/ separate do not refer to legal divorce because no divorce certificate was issued, whereas other words refer to a certificate of divorce …

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Biblical meekness is not weakness

Biblical meekness is not weakness that lacks courage or resolution. It is a condition of mind and heart which demonstrates gentleness not in weakness but in power; a balance born in strength of character. It is strength that gets angry at the right time, in the right measure, and for the right reason. In modern English the …

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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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Has Bible translation affected how the church responds to abuse?

A new page has been added to our Frequently Asked Questions:  Has Bible translation affected how the church responds to abuse? We will add to and curate the links we have on this page when we publish new posts that we think will relate to the topic of how Bible translation has affected the way the …

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Jesus in his love for us, laid himself on the altar.

I am learning Who Jesus is on a personal Christian – not ‘c’hristian – basis. I am still missing the heart connection, trying to get past the non-stop force-feeding details of His suffering for my sake, so I better be grateful!! The sugary-sweet imagery of Easy Believism. Oh, yes. And He loves me and is …

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The Matthew Bible is the first complete English Bible, and Ruth M Davis is gently it updating for modern readers

What is the Matthew Bible? Few Christians these days have heard of the Matthew Bible. It was the first whole Bible printed in English. It came out about 70 years before the King James Version. The 1537 Matthew Bible was the work of three men: William Tyndale, Myles Coverdale and John Rogers. All three men …

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