Thank you Mr Tyndale
William Tyndale went to his death, hunted down by theCatholics and the Church of England and finally executed by strangulation andburning outside Brussels in 1536.
He was a man driven to ensure that the ordinary common manwould understand the words of the bible in their own common language, ratherthan have it kept from them in Latin, the language of the Roman Empire and theCatholic Church.
He got into an argument with a clergyman who did not likethe fact that
Many different Christian groups have different ideas on this it seems and I wonder about it. John 15:1 9 says:
"If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, on this account the world hates you."
Some groups stay out of the world by shutting themselves off and only mixing with those who are baptized into their group. I had neighbours who were menonites
What are the arguments for and against including them in the Bible? What is the proof either way as to whether they should or shouldn't be included? Which versions do include them and who made the decision that they ought to be there? Do they match with the Jewish Torah?
I don't understand how some consider certain sins worse than others. I thought Jesus said 'Let the one who has not sinned cast the first stone", when he stopped the adulteress woman from being stoned. Ephesians 5:3-5:
"Let fornication and uncleanness of every sort not even be mentioned among you, just as it befits holy people; neither shameful conduct nor foolish talking nor obscene jesting, things which are not becoming, but rather the giving of thanks. For you know this,