The Holy Spirit and Translation Issues

The Holy Spirit and Translation Issues Part 2

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 4, 2020

Supplied Text Can Affect Meaning As Malinda Kathleen Reese and Google Translate have learned, a direct word-for-word translation from one language to another can create sentences that are rough, incomplete, or even unintelligible. There are occasions when a single word in one language is accurately translated into multiple words in another and vice versa. For…

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Coffee and Coronavirus

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 1, 2020

Here are the pertinent facts straight from the FDA: The U.S. food supply remains safe for both people and animals. There is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19 regardless of the status of the worker in a plant. FDA does not anticipate that food products will need to…

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The Holy Spirit and Translation Issues

The Holy Spirit and Translation Issues Part 1

By Justin Hopkins | May 28, 2020

As we approach the Scriptures to study any topic, and certainly as we approach the study of a topic as complex and controversial as the Holy Spirit we must keep in mind the difficulties that come with working from a translation. Because the Scriptures were not written in modern English, the Bible that you hold…

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lest they should be put out

By Justin Hopkins | May 25, 2020

Perhaps even sadder than those who refused to consider the evidence for Christ, are those who Joh speaks of in the next verses. In John 12:42-43 we read of many who did believe in Jesus but refused to follow Him. They did this because they were motivated by fear of what they would lose. They…

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Upcoming Dates?

By Justin Hopkins | May 22, 2020

Gregg and I had planned to be in Africa during the month of April. That trip hasn’t happened. Our plans to travel this summer are still very tentative as we continue to monitor the situation both here and abroad. As you might imagine, all of our speaking engagements have been canceled for the foreseeable future.…

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Why You Should Try Different Roasts

By Justin Hopkins | May 18, 2020

Coffee has long been a staple in our homes and in our culture. To many, it is a necessary part of starting the day but doesn’t go much beyond that. For others it is the caffeine delivery system of choice, but not much more. Yet, coffee is also one of the most complex, labor-intensive beverages…

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Although He Had Done Many Signs

By Justin Hopkins | May 18, 2020

It is not uncommon to hear somebody say that if they received a sign from God they would believe, or maybe to wish for a sign from God telling them what they should do. Perhaps you have felt that way yourself, or maybe even feel that way right now. It is interesting to note that…

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Principles of Good Bible Study Applied to The Holy Spirit

Principles of Good Bible Study Applied to The Holy Spirit

By Justin Hopkins | May 18, 2020

As we approach a serious Bible study of a topic as misunderstood and divisive as the Holy Spirit, it bears repeating that careful and correct methods of study are of vital importance. When any topic is being considered, whether it is the Holy Spirit, salvation, or who cut off whose ear in the garden, the…

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Worker Spotlight: Maate John

By Justin Hopkins | May 15, 2020

Maate John Roben is from the village if Kaleyaleya in the Bundibudgyo district of Uganda. He graduated from Rwenzori School of Preaching when Gregg and I were there at the end of January. While he was with us, he was an excellent student. Upon returning home, Maate John got to work. The week that he…

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