Friday, January 18, 2013

Miscellaneous Notices

I am delighted to announce that, thanks to the help of a brother at Mukwonago Baptist Church, my two websites, the evangelistic page What Must I Do to be Saved? and the Christian page, Theological Compositions, are going to have their resources available at the more user-friendly page  Most of the evangelistic resources are already available there, as is most of the material from Theological Compositions (in the "Advanced Studies" tab at the top).  There are going to be continuing updates and developments at as time goes on, and I will continue to put new material on the older websites as well, so you can continue to access them if you prefer.  However, the new site has an address that is much easier to remember and will look nicer.

Also, if you to be a good steward of your finances, and don't want to be part-owner of a beer company, or Planned Parenthood, etc., the Timothy Plan will do a free moral audit of your mutual funds.  You can contact them here.  I have their High Yield Bond Fund.  I would like to get their mutual funds, but while they filter out all alcohol makers, they do not filter out all businesses that sell alcohol (they wouldn't buy a bar, but a supermarket that sells some alcohol would still not be filtered out.)  I am not aware of any mutual fund that also gets rid of companies like that, but I would want to, based on Habakkuk 2:15.  Since in the bond fund the same filters apply but one is lending money instead of actually owning the company, I believe the Bond Fund is justifiable.

Finally, you can get free software that sends all the websites you visit to one or two other people here.  The people claim to be Christians, but I don't know if they are or not, but the product is good in any case.  I have both their free accountability software and a filter on our computers.  "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee" (1 Tim 4:16).


David said...

Website looks good. I did want to make a recommendation, though. Under Bibles in other languages, the Romanian Bible link goes to critical text translations. There is a TR-based translation now in Romanian. It can be accessed through the following link:
This is the translation that we are using for church planting here in Moldova. If you have any questions on it, please let me know. It was translated through a local church team and has gone through 3 revisions. It is based on the right text and the Romanian is good, too. I have asked a number of people here, which have found it much more understandable than the other translations, by way of word choice and Romanian grammar. Hope this helps.

KJB1611 said...

Dear David,

Thank you very much for the information. I will look into that.

Anonymous said...

Well, as a romanian, I can say, and I don't understand why other romanians don't say it, that Fidela Bible is NOT A GOOD TRANSLATION and it is NOT A TR TRANSLATION. IT IS A KJV TRANSLATION CLAIMING TO BE TR TRANSLATION. LIES, ARROGANCE, MONEY, MANIPULATION etc are involved and you should ask more Romanians about the romanian of that translation. It is a mess. Take it from a neutral positioned romanian that has nothing to gain/loose from telling you the truth and that is a independent baptist believer. God bless you! ...ask more romanians, not americans. P.s. ask romanians that are not paid by americans that ar for Fidela. You will get the truth.

David said...

Dear Anonymous,

I have not asked Americans what they think of the Fidela. I have asked the people here in Moldova. I have received feedback from a Romanian teacher whose focus is language. I have asked unbelieving Moldovans regarding its readability/grammar. I have asked believers here who have grown up with the Cornilescu. It is not a KJV translation. If you look at the TR and look at the Fidela, it is clear that it is a translation from the TR. As for readability and such, have you read through the latest edition. Much has been improved on that end. Those who hold to a Ruckman position have issues with the Fidela because of this. Your accusations regarding the lies, arrogance, money, and manipulation should be backed up with some evidence. Posting as "anonymous" says something, too. I was first concerned over the rumors of the Fidela being a translation directly from the English. I've done my research and have concluded otherwise. If you hold to a TR and preservation position, what Romanian translation would you recommend? The Trinitarian Bible Society translation was NOT TR based (they had one man doing the translation) and they had to pull it off print once they found this out. I don't doubt that you are an independent baptist believer.... I do have a question in my mind if you would hold to a TR/preservation position of the Scriptures.
-David Gross