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To: Ken4TA

Interesting.

I’m curious if this “back to the original” idea includes going all the way back. In other words, reading the books of the Bible in their original language.

Otherwise, I don’t see how one can claim or believe to be any more original than any other Christian sect because you have to rely on the good intentions, and ability, of a translator. Doubly so if you believe, as the author asserts, that the Bible is the sole authority.


3 posted on 03/01/2010 9:43:08 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: chrisser
I’m curious if this “back to the original” idea includes going all the way back. In other words, reading the books of the Bible in their original language.

Hmm...that's part of it. But history is also required, I believe, in trying to restore things as they were at a certain time period.

Otherwise, I don’t see how one can claim or believe to be any more original than any other Christian sect because you have to rely on the good intentions, and ability, of a translator. Doubly so if you believe, as the author asserts, that the Bible is the sole authority.

Yes, you're statement has some merit. One has to rely on scholarship, and that scholarship must include the idea that the Bible is worthy of following, along with what history records. Trying to restore the "church" to what it was in the beginning is to be applauded, IMHO, just as restoring a car to its original creation is: reading the specifications, and using the same materials. I don't think that's to hard to follow in restoring anything to its original shape - church included.

5 posted on 03/01/2010 10:05:02 AM PST by Ken4TA (The truth sometimes hurts - but is truth nonetheless!)
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