Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SHE Teaches SHE leads

Complementarianism teaches that HE always leads HER. However, the Bible teaches the exact opposite with HER leading and guiding into all truth.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit herself[1] bears witness with our spirits that we are the children of God 

John 14:26 But the Comforter who is the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name the same shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance all things I have said to you 

1 John 2:7 But the anointing which you have received of him (God) abides in you and you need not that any man teach you

[1] The Holy Spirit is not an “it.” The Holy Spirit is God. In the Hebrew, the Holy Spirit is called Ruwach. Ruwach, H7307, is a feminine noun. The Holy Spirit is portrayed as a mother hen in Genesis 1:2. Jesus confirmed this in Matthew 23:37 and Luke 13:34. The scriptures say that, God is not a man Numbers 23:19. Neither is he a woman. But he portrays himself as both mother and father. Jesus himself is the Father of Eternity. The angel Gabriel, called the Holy Spirit the father of the Christ child Luke 1:35. We cannot divide God. We can only take him at his Word. The Holy Spirit is God. In the Hebrew**, the Holy Spirit is feminine. In the Greek, the word used for Holy Spirit is a neuter noun, which translators choose to render as “it” or “he.” However, this commentator maintains that “it” is not an option, and because of the Hebrew testimony, (and the neutrality of the Greek) the Holy Spirit is accurately addressed as “She.”

The Hebrew language has a limited vocabulary (only about 3000 words) as compared with the koine Greek (everyday language spoken by Jesus and his contemporaries). James Strong lists 5,624 koine Greek words in his original concordance. This would not represent every koine Greek word in the koine Greek vocabulary—only those which were used in the New Testament of the Received Text. By comparison, the English language has 171,000+ words. So, we must appreciate that most every Hebrew word has a variety of applications (some a very wide variety) and must be translated according to context. Other applications of ruwach include: spirit; wind; breath; mind; vain; air; anger; cool; courage

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Did God Really Say the Woman's CONCEPTION would be Multiplied?

Genesis 3:16: to 'ishshah he said your sorrow is much increased and your sighing[2]

[2]  The Septuagint gives the correct reading here, which is, "thy sighing,"—the whole sentence meaning, then, “A snare hath increased thy sorrow and thy sighing." Many ancient authorities agree with the Septuagint. …The difference Is, between HaRBeh, AaRBeh, "multiplying I will multiply," and HiRBah AoReB, "hath caused-to multiply," (or "made great"), a lying-in-wait,"--the verb, a usual preceding Its nominative. The capital letters, alike in both phrases, alone constitute the original text. This participial form, ARB, occurs fourteen times In Joshua and Judges. It in translated "ambush," and "liers-in-wait," or "in ambush." It to possible that we should read, here, "A lyer-in-wait (the subtil serpent) hath increased thy sorrow." -Bushnell 

Below is an image of the LXX rendering of a portion of Genesis 3:16. Note the Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures does not say the woman’s “conception” will be increased.

Bushnell cont’: “Concerning the word translated as “conception”: This word is spelled, in Hebrew HRN,—but that is not the correct Hebrew way to spell "conception." The latter occurs, and correctly spelled, in Ruth 4:13 and Hosea 9:11, and nowhere else. The real word, "conception," as it occurs in the above passages, is spelled HRJWN. This word in Genesis comes two letters short of spelling the word. All Hebrew scholars know this. For instance, Spurrell says: "It is an abnormal formation which occurs nowhere else in the Old Testament." Our highest lexical authorities (Brown, Briggs and Driver) call it a "contraction, or erroneous." – Bushnell
 Here, we have two witnesses to the fact that God did not tell the woman her conception would be multiplied. 

This is an excerpt from the Hungry Hearts Bible Commentary (HHBC)

This is an excerpt from the Hungry Hearts Bible Commentary (HHBC)