So, I was reading a thread over at AT. Which I really don't ever partake in the political threads over there. But, it did spur a question or two to appear. So here we go. And before I begin please do understand that I know that it may rattle some cages and that I am in no way trying to. So, you have been warned...LOL
(And after I typed all this, my question about Gen and the contradiction of creations just got answered. LOL How crazy is that? I was typing and searching on my phone to reference something and BOOM! But, I will go onto another.)
So, I'm going to throw in some words from Paul Copan.
Because God is truthful, we can expect His written self-revelation(in the original manuscripts) to be truthful to what he affirms. But, not everything in the Scripture is perfectly clear. The Apostle Peter admitted that Paul's writing are hard to understand in places (2 Pt 3:15-16). Besides sophisticated theological material, historical distance and cultural differences exist between biblical world and our own. What was apparent to Israel and the early church may appear less clear to us today. Yet lack of clarity doesn't equal discrepancy.
1) I will say it baffles my mind why some of the books were left out of today's bible. Trying to research it gives me a headache but still I try. I find that the Romans seemed to have a field day with this as well as the Catholic church in early times. But, yet you can find to this day the books left out and even to why they were. BUT, even though we know it don't question it. But, rather just except it. Lets say some of the books were viewed as incapable with Church Doctrine.
Others (like the "Life of Adam and Eve") were judged irrelevant because they were written too late. Is it because they were not considered "God breathed or inspired"?????
2) Yeshua is the Hebrew name for the Lord. It means "Yahweh [the Lord] is Salvation." The English spelling of Yeshua is "Joshua.” However, when translated from Hebrew into the Greek, the name Yeshua becomes Iēsous. The English spelling for Iēsous is Jesus. Basically, what this means is Joshua and Jesus are the same name. One is translated from Hebrew into English, the other from Greek into English. It is also interesting to note, the names "Joshua" and "Isaiah" are essentially the same names as Yeshua in Hebrew. They mean "Savior" and "the salvation of the Lord."
So.....with that. Is it safe to assume that the lord knows who we call upon when we pray? Or have we been lead astray with the problem of translations over the years. I guess what Im trying to say is. Which true name are we supposed to be using and or does it matter. Hope this makes sense to you all?
I would love to talk about the above. I think my head seems to spin at times with questions like these. Even more so as I type them.
Thoughts? Ideas? etc etc.