Saturday, April 15, 2017


Is it possible to read TLB-Paraphrased and still get to heaven? Is it imperative to read a word for word translation like the NKJV in order to understand the gospel plan of salvation? Let us reason together.

TLB John 3:16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

NKJV John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Looks the same to me.

TLB Acts 2:38 And Peter replied. "Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; then you also shall receive this gift, the Holy Spirit.

NKJV Acts 2:38 The Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Equivalent meanings could not be more apparent.

TLB Romans 10:9 For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your own heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

NKJV Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

These translations are telling the same gospel story.

TLB Mark 16:16 Those who believe and are baptized will be saved . But those who refuse to believe will be condemned.

NKJV Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.

The TLB and NKJV say the same thing, if you believe and are immersed in water you will be saved.

Men today are not lost and on their way to hell because they are reading the wrong translation of the Bible; they are lost because the reject the clear meaning of the gospel terms of pardon in the translation of their choice.

The gospel plan of salvation is simple. FAITH, REPENTANCE, CONFESSION AND IMMERSION IN WATER (BAPTISM).  




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