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hey. i was waiting to hear from you...... have been in south Africa but now briefly in Botswana,were was i not to conduct you when i i get to south Africa>i have really waited for your response but in vain!let me know what you think... soon traveling back home. pst samuel
Thank you for your feedback. The bible translation I was using for Matthew 16:19 was the New American Standard Bible. These translators believe that the verb tenses rendered in the KJV are not correct in this verse.
As ever in Christ Jesus,
P.S. Many scholars believe that the New American Standard Bible is the best translation of the Greek to English.
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First thing, what version of the Bible do you use ?
I find that you are busy bending scriptures to fit your frame of mind, and do not convey the entire message as it is written in the Bible which IS the entire authoritative inspired word of God. I do not see the need to take God's word out of context or ad to it to explain something we believe to be true because we do not at that specific point in time see the connection or understand why God chose to let His word be written in that specific order. By doing so, we will always find that the word of God is being watered down to the point that it has no more impact in this world as it is intended to have. Just look at the skewed message the cults are spreading due to NOT staying in context.
I have taken the very same piece of scripture you used in your message from the King James Version of The Bible to illustrate what I am talking about. KJV-YouVersion Matthew 16:19
19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.(In this section the word does NOT say that things shall already have been bound in heaven before we can bind them on earth. NOR does it say that things shall first have to be loosed in heaven before we can loose things on earth) Therefore I urge you to NOT ad words to the Bible which is God's word to help you make sense of it. Nor interchange them to fit your frame of mind. God's word is written in His way to accomplish His purposes, NOT ours. Below I just copied your original piece of scripture to compare with accepted and authorized versions of the Bible. The section I colored in RED is where the problem comes in. I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in Heaven.'" Matthew 16:16-19
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