Paul Wilson (10 May 2011)
"For Michael Colunga"

I want to mention that I find your subject line, and the attitude it projects, offensive. Having said that I wish to say that there is nothing wrong with seeking biblical knowledge and finding out where the dinos fit into the bible in relation to a possible gap is seeking biblical knowledge. Jesus would not have us remain ignorant. Asking questions and seeking meanings is how we grow as a Christians. That is why many catholics are not truly saved is the church teaches them to listen to the priests to know what the bible says don’t ask questions and search the bible for answers. They use the old “we’ll do you thinking for you” routine.
 
To clarify your quote come from 1 Corinthians 8:1 not from 1 Corinthians 1:8 and given it is the NLT translation which is not literal I don’t think it is a good one to quote from as “thought for thought” translation adds or subtracts words to give what is believed to be the thought being expressed and can be misleading. I’d stick with the KJV as it is almost exact when compared to the literal though the NASB is also supposed to be very literal. Many  of the newer translations change words to sound better by using modern english, and losing the correct meaning in the process, or try to interpret the meaning of the verse then put their idea of the meaning into modern english. Some even get PC with gender neutral and lessening the condemnation of sin. A number of the newer ones try to water things down to make them accessible to the widest possible audience, sometimes because of the demands of the publisher, thus rendering them useless. Your better versions either have been around quite a while or if new are direct translations with no interpretation or ideology imposed on them.
 
Paul
 
Michael Colunga (7 May 2011)
"I WANNA KNOW!  I WANNA KNOW!  WHAT AND WHEN WERE THE DINOSAURS!!!!!!  WAAAAAAAAH!!"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 

"...[W]hile knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church."

                                                                    1 Corinthians 1:8

In HaShem,

Mike C.