Numeric New Testament translation: Anthing wrong with it?

asdfcc's picture

If you've read some of it and found anything that seems wrong, please reply. I realize some words are not in it that were in the King James but I haven't found them a problem in that I didn't find them taking anything away. Please read the explanation from Ivan Panin and especially the math involved in choosing the words he chose. Its quite fascinating. Areas that I'm more familiar with seem to have much more power than the King James (for me) but I'd like to hear from others.

noprem's picture

From the website

http://www.bereanpublishers.com/bible-numerics-the-works-of-ivan-panin/
"One of the most remarkable occurrences in our time is God’s preparation of one individual to produce positive evidence that would completely undermine all Biblical criticism and bring atheism toppling to the ground wherever honest, thinking men will face the facts... every letter of the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts is numbered and occupies its own special place in the order of the total number of letters in the Bible, the slightest variations of orthography being all God ordained." Emphasis added.
First, God prepared individuals to write the Bible; all are identified. Cf. Rom 3- "What, then, is the advantage of the Jew, or what is the benefit of circumcision? A great deal in every way. First of all, that they were entrusted with the sacred pronouncements of God." I am immediately suspicious of any modern individual for whom such omniscience is claimed. That suspicious attitude has kept me from spiritual harm many times.
Second, some research should convince you that there is no such thing as a "correct" Bible manuscript. (Remember that "manuscript" means 'written by [human] hand'.) All are slightly different. This proves that (a) God failed to ordain or (b) it doesn't matter. My choice is (b).
For example, James 2:19 says, "You believe that there is one God, do you? You are doing quite well. And yet the demons believe and shudder." He refers to two incidents that we know of, at Mt 8:28,29 and Lu 4:33,34. So if Panin's work teaches us that there is one God- a true thing- we may be no better off than the demons. The important thing is to obey that God. Notice Jesus' warning to that effect at Mt 7:21-23.
Doug

Doug




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