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Zeal With Accurate Knowledge
The Jewish clergy of Paul’s day certainly had knowledge of the Hebrew Scriptures. But was it accurate knowledge? Did it draw them toward Christ as the promised Messiah? Paul argues that they were so committed to establishing their own righteousness by means of the Law that they would not subject themselves to “Christ [who] is the end of the Law.” Therefore Paul could say of them: “For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God; but not according to accurate knowledge.”—Romans 10:1-4.
Knowledge (gno'sis) is put in a very favorable light in the Christian Greek Scriptures. However, not all that men may call “knowledge” is to be sought, because philosophies and views exist that are “falsely called ‘knowledge.’” (1Ti 6:20) ...
... Thus Paul wrote about some who were learning (taking in knowledge) “yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge [...] of truth.” (2Ti 3:6, 7)
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: whereislogic
Oh, it's just another Bible translation obsession.
But I've been quoting the same version on this site for the last ten years. Why jump on it now?
Is your heart telling you the real reason for this sudden emotional outbreaak? It's not related to my "trying to publish a book" thread, is it?
Treacherous is merely a form of being desperately wicked, while limit it to just a single meaning of "Desperately Wicked"? It is done to Change God's words and make them say what the JW want it to say.
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Here is what it actually says,
originally posted by: whereislogic
a reply to: DISRAELI
Come, all you thirsty ones, come to the water!
You with no money, come, buy and eat!
Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
2 Why do you keep paying out money for what is not bread,
And why spend your earnings* [Or “hard-earned money.”] for what brings no satisfaction?
Listen intently to me, and eat what is good,
And you* [Or “your soul.”] will find great delight in what is truly rich.* [Lit., “in fatness.”]
3 Incline your ear and come to me.
Listen, and you* [Or “your soul.”] will keep alive,
And I will readily make with you an everlasting covenant
In harmony with the expressions of loyal love to David, which are faithful.* [Or “trustworthy; reliable.”]
6 Search for Jehovah while he may be found.
Call to him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked man leave his way
And the evil man his thoughts;
Let him return to Jehovah, who will have mercy on him,
To our God, for he will forgive in a large way.* [Or “will freely forgive.”]
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
And your ways are not my ways,” declares Jehovah.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So my ways are higher than your ways
And my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For just as the rain and the snow pour down from heaven
And do not return there until they saturate the earth, making it produce and sprout,
Giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 So my word that goes out of my mouth will be.* [Or “will prove to be.”]
It will not return to me without results,
But it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight,* [Or “my will.”]
And it will have sure success in what I send it to do.
Everyone here is not all men in the world (keep to the CONTEXT) this is those of Israel that would repent. To make this APPLICABLE TODAY for JW's and Christians (JW's are not Christians) is a very large mistake and error not to say FALSE TEACHING.
Isa 55:1 ¶ Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
originally posted by: whereislogic
...because the heart is treacherous warns Jeremiah 17:9, ...