"Is the "corn" example like the "compass" example you could have used, or do you actually think it was a bad translation? "Corn" in 1611 England just meant "grain," not specifically the maize that North…"
"Michal, I guess first you would have to consider the structure of the original poetry, and then think of the structure of the audience your translation was aiming at. Lots of the Psalms and Proverbs are acrostics in hebrew to facilitate…"
"I used to have time and stamina to get embroiled in such discussions. Since I don't at the current time, I will only make one point: God knows everyone so utterly completely that he can know ahead of time what each will freely choose to do.…"
"I've heard that KJV was made poetic on purpose. So I wonder if that doesn't degrade it's authenticity for the sake of being poetic.
Note: I'm not trying to attack KJV, I'm just genuinely curious and would appreciate an…"
"Yes, that is also a very valid argument. As I have wrote in my first reply, there was a time in my life where I was very influenced by Calvinism and I still sympathize with it. But I can't say one is right, the other is wrong. Luckily, my…"
"As a confessional Presbyterian, I am a full Calvinist. The argument is too great for a paragraph answer, so I'll give a quick summation. Man is depraved and his will is bound (not free). God chose some for salvation to display his mercy, others…"
"Even nature itself shows us there is a God, and to whom much is given, much is required. Therefore, God has revealed Himself to every man in some measure or another. We choose whether we strive to follow Him, with whatever we know."
"I couldn't agree with you more, but. But still, the killer in the story was predestined to kill after all.
I think it boils down to that we can't accept Jesus if he's not revealed to us (by God), and we also can't reject him,…"
"Hi Brad, thanks for your comment I am glad you understood what I was saying unlike so many others on here who just try to attack me. Just as you said it seems like everyone wishes to make fun of me because everyone else is doing it, so many people…"
"It is hard being young and married and with a child.
As a foster parent and someone who helped raise a brother in law that was
having a great deal of problems, I would say find a few or at least one great man close enough to visit from time to…"
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"I am not an expert in how folks do credit ratings, but I would say take the hit. I worked at one of the largest credit card issuers and I can tell you that people settling on accounts at a certain percent is done quite often. However, sometimes they…"
I am going start with the disclaimer: Yes I realize the mistakes I have made to get to this point.As a results of a departure from a job and lifestyle I did not enjoy, and things "not going as well as forecasted" in my early 20s it appears I have accumulated a large debt on a credit card of mine. The minimum payments are manageable, however don't really get me anywhere, too large of payments are over extending myself since I do have other financial obligations.These obligations are normal ones…See More