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EXAMINATION OF THE SEPTUAGINT AND MASORETIC TEXTS

The Septuagint Greek and Modern Hebrew Script

SEPTUAGINT VS. MASORETIC: WHICH IS MORE AUTHENTIC? Guns, Lies and Forgeries: A Bible Story By Robert E. Reis Once upon a time there was a tribe living in the Middle East that had a collection of sacred texts written in Hebrew, Chaldean and Aramaic. It is the nature of sacred texts to be venerated and transmitted from generation to generation ... Read More »

So now we don’t believe in the Bible! Whatever will they think of next?

Irony - Just when you thought it could never happen

By Dr Guy Freeland* Some observant Sydney-side readers might have noted a report in The Sydney Morning Herald on 14 October by the paper’s Religious Affairs Writer, Kelly Burke, headed “Bible believers ‘schism’ threat to Anglicans”. The article told how the new Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen, was intending to get the endorsement of the 46th Synod of ... Read More »

The Unbiblical Doctrine of Sola Scriptura

Written by David Wooten – Friday, 31 October 2008 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man ... Read More »

SOLA SCRIPTURA – IN THE VANITY OF THEIR MINDS

By Fr. John Whiteford Note: Father John Whiteford is a former Nazarene Associate Pastor who converted to the Orthodox Faith soon after completing his B.A. in Religion at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. He first encountered Orthodoxy as a result of his involvement in the local Pro-Life (Rescue) movement, which also included Father Anthony Nelson and several of his ... Read More »

HOW TO READ YOUR BIBLE

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

Author: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware Published by Conciliar Press, 1988 (Source: http://thechristianactivist.com) Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, writing in eighteenth-century Russia, has this to say about our Orthodox attitude towards the Holy Scriptures: “If an earthly king, our emperor, wrote you a letter,would you not read it with joy? Certainly, with great rejoicing and careful attention. You have been sent a letter, ... Read More »

Holy Scripture In the Orthodox Church

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By Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver Strictly speaking, there never was a ‘Bible’ in the Orthodox Church, at least not as we commonly think of the Bible as a single volume book we can hold in our hand. Since the beginning of the Church, from the start of our liturgical tradition, there has never been a single book in an Orthodox ... Read More »

WHICH CAME FIRST: THE CHURCH OR THE NEW TESTAMENT?

Reading the Scriptures

              BY FR. A. JAMES BERNSTEIN Source: http://thechristianactivist.com/vol9/V9CameFirst.htm (Originally Published by Conciliar Press, 1994) As a Jewish convert to Christ via evangelical Protestantism, I naturally wanted to know God better through reading the Gospels in the “forbidden book” called the New Testament, at age sixteen, that I had come to believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and ... Read More »