Posted - 29 Aug 2018 : 19:55:44
quote: sound advice...
Originally posted by PetriFB How and in what way happened the birth of the New Testament and the Canon? ... The Bible says that prove (test) all things, hold fast that which is good. Test this writing with the Bible and hold fast to the good and reject that which is not Biblical.
one of the more important versions I've found, is a recent translation simple called "The Kingdom Bible". here is the home-page: http://bibleprophecyfulfilled.com/
Here are some of the features from a review of an older edition when it was called the "Covenant Fulfilled" Bible: http://livingthequestion.org/the-preterist-bible-is-here/
When you begin to study the Bible from a Preteristic, Fulfilled or Realized eschatological view and examine the Bible in its original languages, you quickly begin to see how much of the Bible was mistranslated, translated poorly, left out or otherwise changed in order to fit a futuristic and material-minded story rather than a fulfilled and spiritual one. Thus, this Bible has been translated free from futurist bias. The fulfilled or preterist view is the fastest growing eschatological view among both scholars and laypeople around the world today. Thus, many people have been eagerly awaiting a Bible that shows this view more clearly in Scripture.
Over 100 imminent eschatological time statements were left out of the KJV and 85 were left out of the NIV, but the Fulfilled Covenant Bible includes them and translates them correctly without a futurist bias
Also: This is a small sampling of terms that do NOT exist in the original Scriptures, yet they get smuggled into both the text, Bible notes, theology and the Christian popular imagination. In other words, these are not, strictly speaking, Biblical terms:
Second Coming (its presence of Jesus)
Return of Jesus (nor personal return, or bodily return, its just coming or presence)
Resurrection of the body (its resurrection from the death or dead ones)
End of the world (its end of the AGE – big difference!)
End of time (its’ “time of the end,” as in, end of the Old Covenant age)
Last Judgment (its A judgment)
Final Judgment (its A judgment)
Hell (its Hades or Gehenna)
The Preterist Bible, which we are calling the Fulfilled Covenant Bible, seeks to more accurately translate the text and not add to it and not take away from it. Just like the Preterist’s rally cry, “Read the text. Don’t add to it, and don’t take away from it. And use Scripture to interpret Scripture.” What happens if we trust that it says what it says like it says it – for a reason? What you may see happen is that he Bible tells a different eschatological story than what tradition has been preaching. The eschatology in the Bible is the story of the beginning and end of the Old Covenant AGE. This was the ‘world’ or AGE that was in its “Last Days” while the New Testament was being written – hence over 100 imminent time statements that try to get readers to see this. These eschatological statements are 100% imminent and 100% aimed at their stated first century audience regarding the “end” that they were “about to” experience. It was the Old Covenant age that was consummated in 70AD at Jesus’ spiritual coming into His spiritual Kingdom – which is US! It was the coming that raised the dead body of Adam (the age of law) into the living body of Christ (the age of grace) on the Last Day of the Old Covenant age.
Both the Fulfilled Covenant Bible and the rich commentary on each book are a valuable read and perspective to consider if you have not already. This would make a great gift for your theologically minded friends and family on Christmas. Over dozens of Preterist scholars, pastors and authors collaborated on this project to bring you the Fulfilled Covenant Bible a wonderful compilation of both a Bible and Bible commentary. Check it out!