LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Saturday, July 15, 2006

John 8:51

John 8:51 (Amplified Bible)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

51I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone observes My teaching [lives in accordance with My message, keeps My word], he will by no means ever see and experience death.
John 8:51 (Contemporary English Version)
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society

51I tell you for certain that if you obey my words, you will never die."
John 8:51 (New Life Version)
New Life Version (NLV)
Copyright © 1969 by Christian Literature International

51For sure, I tell you, if anyone keeps My Word, that one will never die."
John 8:51 (New International Reader's Version)
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
Copyright © 1996, 1998 by International Bible Society

51What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who obeys my word will never die."
John 8:51 (Worldwide English (New Testament))
Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
Copyright © by SOON Educational Publications

51I tell you the truth. If anyone obeys my word, he will never die.'


Blogger bluecollar said...

"lives in accordance with...keeps My word"..."Obeys"...

Looks like discipleship and eternal life are one and the same in this verse.

July 15, 2006 9:16 AM

Blogger jazzycat said...

Mr. Blucollar,
Your series of posts on belief being connected to discipleship and obedience has been good.

However, once the 'Zaneitizers' finish their template squeezing of Scripture, obedience becomes optional.


July 16, 2006 10:46 AM

Blogger bluecollar said...

There is no, NO model in scripture of anyone having eternal life apart from being a disciple.

Jesus, not John, is the final authority on evangelism.

We are to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all things that He has commanded. We are to preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes, and is baptised will be saved. He that does not believe is condemned. We are to preach repentance and remission of sins in His name to all nations.

That is how The Master wants it done.

I would rather err on the side of obedience to the Master, as He tells us in the Great Commission how to bring the gospel to the world, than to side with some obscure Greek scholar who is ring leader of some fringe group who follows him slavishly where ever he goes.

Strong language? Yup! And with no apologies.

Zane Hodges is teaching people to disobey the Lord, and the Great Commission. He is clever. He is inteligent. But, he is a deceiver.

July 16, 2006 2:58 PM


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