Today, much of the Christian religion is built upon the idea of “believing” the Bible as the Word of God. Indeed, the word “faith” has come to be synonymous with the idea of religion. However, nothing in the Bible can support this idea of “believing” and “faith” because these words did not have the same meaning when Jesus taught.
Hi Terry., thanks for the suggestions. I try to avoid interpretation and stick to translation but I can point out where changes in the original meaning are used to reinforce certain doctrines. However, I cannot say which doctrines are true and which are false. I have a personal belief built upon simply trusting the words of Jesus, but I do not write to promote my own view other than the idea that translation should be accurate.
"Specific verses where meaning is lost in translation" would be of interest to me.
Regarding this article, could you provide some specific comments Jesus made where your explanation of these words actually improves our understanding of what he said?
Put another way, how does the common understanding of those comments mislead us?