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To Mansoor re. different Bibles

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in response to reader comment: Beliefs other than Islam are blind suicides.

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Mar 3, 2008 at 21:45

Yes, there are different publishers of the Bible. Most strive to be as close to the oringinal languages, Greek and Hebrew, as possible. Greek and Hebrew are the languages that the Bible was first written in. Some people desire additional information, such as periodic specific reference to the original Greek or Hebrew, cross-reference, maps, timelines, etc. Some Bibles contain these extras, others do not. But the Bible itself is always complete and has not been altered - added to, nor taken away from - since approx. 300 AD. The Bible was completed by the first century AD.

An interesting study -

http://www.greatsite.com/timeline-english-bible-history/pre-reformation.html

Not that you care, it sounds like your mind is made up, Mansoor, but I was wondering if you would give me some of your time for a moment. I wish to address some of your comments, regarding "sin". "Sin" is forgiven only with regards to your eternal life. While you are here, on earth, and sin, that sin will be punished by God, same as if it were a father punishing his son. But just because a father punishes his son, that does not remove the son from the family. It is this way with the God of the Bible.

After we privately believe in the saving work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, on the Cross, we are forever part of His family and we will spend eternity with Him. We continue to sin and will be punished, here on earth, for it - the punishment can be severe - but nothing we can do removes us from God's family, and therefore, eternity, with Him.

I won't say I will "pray" for you, Mansoor, with regards to any decision you make for or against God. That, in fact, is not a valid prayer. You cannot ask God to change a person's mind for them. You are the only one who can make the decision. For that decision, the most important one of your life, you alone are held eternally accountable for.

Please think about it.

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