Bible Studies from Gay Christian 101 - If you want to know for sure you are saved and start growing as a Christian, download these free Bible Studies in order and complete them from beginning to end. Believing and studying the Bible will change your life!
Ancient Hebrew Research Center
Ancient Hebrew Research Center - It is essential for Christians to understand the Bible in light of Ancient Hebrew Thought and Culture. This website is excellent, and I highly recommend it for anyone who is serious about understanding the Bible.
Connecting with the Divine
Comparison of Major Religions - A basic primer comparison of the major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and New Age beliefs. How uniquely each one views God...
Passage Lookup, Keyword Search, Topical Index, Verse of the Day
Online Translations of the Bible
Online Translations of the Bible -
This is the most complete list of Online Translations that I've found. It includes the Complete Jewish Bible, The Bible in Basic English, The Amplified Bible, Young's Literal Translation, Geneva Bible, Latin Vulgate as well as all the others you're familiar with.
Click Here to do a Word Search, a Passage Lookup, or find Topical Verses based on keywords like love, anger, peace.
We gays have been so abused by the masses using Scripture against us, that many of us are afraid of God's Holy Word. The Bible is NOT our accuser. It is people who, in the spirit of wanting to obey God, have erroneously persecuted us. Let us make that distinction first, and then delve headlong into studying the Bible with all integrity and passion to find its TRUTH.
I must preface this Bible Look-Up with some critical information about the things that you may find using this search tool.
It may appear that God condemns homosexuals. When you read something that conveys this impression, jump right to the Education pages for explanations of how these verses have been misinterpreted.
Be very clear that God DOES condemn homosexual (AND heterosexual) sex when it involves ritual impurity (idolatry), power or rape. However, the concept of orientation was only recognized about a hundred years ago, so the authors of Scripture could not have been referring to sex between people in a loving, monogamous relationship.
Click Here - for a page of many links for Bible Translations, including various languages, Catholic, Early Versions, New English Translation, World English Bible, Young's, etc.
Tapestry - The Gospel According to Mark
Listen to excerpts from a live performance by Canadian actor Kenneth Welsh as he read the full Book of Mark from start to finish without taking a break at Beaches Presbyterian Church in Toronto. (55 minutes long - may take a few minutes to load.)
1400 BC: The first written Word of God: The Ten Commandments delivered to Moses.
500 BC: Completion of All Original Hebrew Manuscripts which make up The 39 Books of the Old Testament.
200 BC: Completion of the Septuagint Greek Manuscripts which contain The 39 Old Testament Books AND 14 Apocrypha Books.
1st Century AD: Completion of All Original Greek Manuscripts which make up The 27 Books of the New Testament.
315 AD: Athenasius, the Bishop of Alexandria, identifies the 27 books of the New Testament which are today recognized as the canon of scripture.
382 AD: Jerome's Latin Vulgate Manuscripts Produced which contain All 80 Books (39 Old Test. + 14 Apocrypha + 27 New Test).
500 AD: Scriptures have been Translated into Over 500 Languages.
620 AD: LATIN was the Only Language Allowed for Scripture.
995 AD: Anglo-Saxon (Early Roots of English Language) Translations of The New Testament Produced.
1384 AD: Wycliffe is the First Person to Produce a (Hand-Written) manuscript Copy of the Complete Bible; All 80 Books.
1455 AD: Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press; Books May Now be mass-Produced Instead of Individually Hand-Written. The First Book Ever Printed is Gutenberg's Bible in Latin.
1516 AD: Erasmus Produces a Greek/Latin Parallel New Testament.
1522 AD: Martin Luther's German New Testament.
1526 AD: William Tyndale's New Testament; The First New Testament printed in the English Language.
1535 AD: Myles Coverdale's Bible; The First Complete Bible printed in the English Language (80 Books: O.T. & N.T. & Apocrypha).
1537 AD: Tyndale-Matthews Bible; The Second Complete Bible printed in English. Done by John "Thomas Matthew" Rogers (80 Books).
1539 AD: The "Great Bible" Printed; The First English Language Bible Authorized for Public Use (80 Books).
1560 AD: The Geneva Bible Printed; The First English Language Bible to add Numbered Verses to Each Chapter (80 Books).
1568 AD: The Bishops Bible Printed; The Bible of which the King James was a Revision (80 Books).
1609 AD: The Douay Old Testament is added to the Rheims New Testament (of 1582) Making the First Complete English Catholic Bible; Translated from the Latin Vulgate (80 Books).
1611 AD The King James Bible Printed; Originally with All 80 Books. The Apocrypha was Officially Removed in 1885 Leaving Only 66 Books.
1782 AD: Robert Aitken's Bible; The First English Language Bible (KJV) Printed in America.
1791 AD: Isaac Collins and Isaiah Thomas Respectively Produce the First Family Bible and First Illustrated Bible Printed in America. Both were King James Versions, with All 80 Books.
1808 AD: Jane Aitken's Bible (Daughter of Robert Aitken); The First Bible to be Printed by a Woman.
1833 AD: Noah Webster's Bible; After Producing his Famous Dictionary, Webster Printed his Own Revision of the King James Bible.
1841 AD: English Hexapla New Testament; an Early Textual Comparison showing the Greek and 6 Famous English Translations in Parallel Columns.
1846 AD: The Illuminated Bible; The Most Lavishly Illustrated Bible printed in America. A King James Version, with All 80 Books.
1885 AD: The "English Revised Version" Bible; The First Major English Revision of the KJV.
1901 AD: The "American Standard Version"; The First Major American Revision of the KJV.
1971 AD: The "New American Standard Bible" (NASB) is Published as a "Modern and Accurate Word for Word English Translation" of the Bible.
1973 AD: The "New International Version" (NIV) is Published as a "Modern and Accurate Phrase for Phrase English Translation" of the Bible.
1982 AD: The "New King James Version" (NKJV) is Published as a "Modern English Version Maintaining the Original Style of the King James."
2002 AD: The English Standard Version (ESV) is Published as a translation to bridge the gap between the accuracy of the NASB and the readability of the NIV.
Interfaith Calendar Definition of Terms
This alphabetical listing may be of interest to those who are interested in the details of a Christian Day of Celebration, or to learn a little about other faith traditions. The Christian listings start with Advent and end with Yule, and other faith celebrations start with Al-Hijra (Islam) and end with Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrianism).
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