I feel that modernism is one of our most deadly foes, and the RSV is still being bought and read by brethren. Some are still even trying to defend it. When the sectarians attacked baptism, we studied and restudied the word.
The ideas that I will discuss in this article have direct relevance to a number of contemporary hot-button issues, including gender identity, sexual assault, and LGBT rights. But readers must understand that I have no political agenda. The question that I started with is a simple one: why is it that two male prophets in the Book of Mormon have what appears to be a feminine name?
Response to Part II - The Isaiah 7. Birth Prophecies There are a number of alleged messianic prophecies about Jesus' birth: prophecies about the location, manner, and time of his birth, about his genealogy, and about events which were to occur at the time of his birth.
Isaiah —Isaiah prophesies that Jesus Christ will come as a baby; Jesus is described by several names. Micah —Micah prophesies that Jesus will be born in Bethlehem. Matthew —6 —The scribes knew that Bethlehem was the prophesied birthplace of the Messiah.
Other Searches. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.
The virgin birth of Jesus to Mary is a cornerstone of Christian belief, and has been for nearly two thousand years. Yet for all its centrality, it remains a matter of controversy not just because of the boldness of the claim that a virgin woman conceived and gave birth, but because of two different kinds of confusion about the text. The truth is more nuanced and more interesting. The literal translation of the language here, from the NRSV, in theory leaves open various possible interpretations: for instance maybe Mary and Joseph were having sex before they lived together.
According to Christian mythologyJesus was born to a Marya virgin. The first mention of the virgin birth in the Bible occurs in the Gospel of Matthewwhich was written over 70 years after the supposed birth. Importantly, however, the text referred to the mother as 'almahas opposed to bethulah "virgin".