Mankind has done some GREAT things, hasn’t he?
He has also done some “not so great things”.
One thing that man has done is taken Gods original words of living truth or “signs” as I like to call them and tried to assign meaning to them for us in our own native language.
This is AWESOME or how would we ever know what God was saying at all?
The original words God gave us were in Hebrew for the Old Testament and Greek for the new (with some other smaller exceptions).
I suspect that sometimes man was correct and sometimes he wasn’t. Sometimes he simply couldn’t see the bigger picture God was revealing. I know I often can’t until he unveils it in my minds eye and I have that powerful “ah-ha” moment I share so often.
Maybe he even saw the truth but didn’t believe it?
Or even worse… Maybe some other men had darker motives and they may have wanted to keep the truth from us for whatever ever reason?
Whatever the motive was, should we simply accept what man says based on “blind faith”? Or should we dig deeper to see if God meant something else? Do you think God rewards those who dig deep into his words in an effort to know him better?
Let’s look at some verses and compare what man said in the translation vs. what the original word was (as best as man can ascertain).Continue reading