Thinking Out Loud

August 19, 2015

Wednesday Link List

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great-truths

4 Comments »

  1. I read the 9 sins the church is comfortable with but had trouble taking the article seriously after #1. He quotes an often copied/pasted/shared motivational poster about “Do not be afraid” appearing 365 times in the Bible. It’s neither a coincidence, irony nor a daily reminder. It’s a made up stat (which is a lie). The most occurrences of “have no fear” or “do not be afraid” that I have found is 70 times in the NIV. Other modern translations (ESV and NKJV) have far less and the King James has fewer still.

    I didn’t comment on his article, but thought about adding slopping scholarship to his list.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — August 19, 2015 @ 8:24 am

    • On Bible Gateway, I got 170 for “Fear not” in the KJV. Plus another 14 for “Do not be afraid.” I still support the overall intent of the article.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — August 19, 2015 @ 8:46 am

      • I support the message of the article. But he references this image (or one of many others like it) as fact. One of my pet peeves is making the Bible say things the Bible doesn’t say.

        Comment by Clark Bunch — August 19, 2015 @ 4:38 pm

  2. You might look at this

    http://justjamesmom.teachraines.com/wp/

    Comment by Janis — August 19, 2015 @ 4:20 pm


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