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Hark, the Herald Angels...Sing?

Discussion in 'Christianity DIR' started by FerventGodSeeker, May 22, 2006.

  1. FerventGodSeeker

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  2. Snowbear

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    Whoa!! Cross-referencing those verses, it appears many of them are missing from a few other versions as well.... Thanks for the info, FGS.
     
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    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Actually,

    yes they are open to it, though the Elders have decided to keep our tradition of a' capella for the time being. They fellowship with churches that use instruments with no problems.
     
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    Cool.
    Openmindedness is always a good thing :)
     
  6. FerventGodSeeker

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    Bible Gateway may have edited the version to add it, or a new edition of the NIV may have come out that included the verses. Either way, it doesn't change the fact that numerous of these NIVs completely omit these verses.
     
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    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    No, you have the "facts" wrong.

    Those "contested passages" are all there and denoted as such in every NIV. Perhaps you need to re-read it and/or examine your motives.

    Fortunately, God's Spirit can move with or without all of the scriptures present. Too often the choice of which translation to use devolves into legalistic traditions of men. I am thankful to be under the "Law" of freedom.
     
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    Question.... why are those passages "contested?" :confused: :confused: After looking up several of them, I don't get it why some translations (not just NIV) omit or contest them?

    Absolutely! Frubals to you for this reminder :D
     
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    Snow, they are not in ALL of the manuscripts that we have available to us. IOW, they might have been added as an after thought by some well meaning disciple who was copying the texts.

    And thanks for the Frubals! :D
     
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    Ah, OK. Thanks Doc.
     
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