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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, May 08, 2011

King James Bible turns 400 | Christian News on Christian Today



King James Bible turns 400

The King James Version of the Bible officially turns 400 years old oday after months of celebration worldwide leading up to the day.
by Jennifer Riley, Christian PostPosted: Monday, May 2, 2011, 18:17 (BST)

King James Bible turns 400
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In this Tuesday, April 19, 2011 picture, a copy of the King James bible is displayed at the London Library in central London.
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The King James Version was commissioned by King James I during a time of unrest and division in England. He brought together Anglican leaders and Puritans – who had disdain for one another – at Hampton Court in January 1604 for a conference that would lead to a new translation.

At the time, the Puritans were calling for a new translation that would bring reform within the Church of England. Earlier versions, such as the Bishop’s Bible and the Geneva Bible, caused dissension between Christian factions.

On July 22, 1604, King James announced that a new translation would be produced by a committee of scholars and theologians made up of both Anglicans and Puritans. He hoped the partnership between the two rival groups would help heal England’s religious division.

Seven years later, the King James Version was completed with the help of 47 scholars and theologians.

To read the entire article click here: King James Bible turns 400 | Christian News on Christian Today

2 comments:

NewKidontheBlogg said...

What also caught my eye in the current CT were Roger E. Olson's review of a book myths of Calvinism and the interview with Tim Challies on his new book on reformed technology. It would be interesting to have both men discuss their blogs, but CT didn't go there.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Hi, Carol. This magazine is different. It's not "Christianity Today" but "Christian Today".

For what it's worth, Roger Olson is an advocate of Open Theism. He thinks God does not know the future nor does he believe that God can control what happens.

Basically, Open Theism is a couple of steps away from atheism. Olson thinks the God of "Calvinism", i.e. the God of the Bible is a "monster". The God revealed in the Old Testament is totally in control of everything that happens--both good and bad. Olson should take out his scissors and cut out the parts of the Bible with which he disagrees.

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