Monday, May 18, 2009

Jesus Calls Us "Evil"...? Really?!?

Mt 7:9-11 - "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11If you, then, though you
are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your
Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

I shared this verse with someone today, showing the lavish nature of our God ... but the phrase "you then, though you are evil" ... gave me pause.

I went to several versions, and the Peshitta, which is taken from the Aramaic
(the language Jesus used), and taken from the Septuagint (the version of the
Bible Jesus quoted) ... and it *actually* says:

"if you then, though you ERR..."

Egads, from "err" the translators chose "evil"...!

How we've been taken for a ride by those with an agenda...!

Dear God, how many have been led to believe that they're evil, due to the
traditions of man, rather than what Jesus actually SAID..?!?

Shalom, Dena

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