Why are you always nitpicking Biblical passages?


Proof-Texts and Cross-References

M5. 5v18

Introduction

I'm often accused of "nitpicking" certain words, verses and passages of Scripture. Herewith my response.

Response

THEOLOGY

Biblically we are Not to Discard Punctuation

"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished." (Mt. 5v18, ASV)

ETYMOLOGY

A Single Word can Change the Whole Meaning of a Sentence

» "You are hired" implies the beginning of new employment, but "You are fired" implies the cessation of employment.

» "The word was god" implies Monotheism [a single God], but "The word was a god" implies Polytheism [a plurality of gods].

» "I like to wear pants" implies that I like wearing pants, but "I like to wear waffles" implies that I like wearing waffles.

Conclusion

Anyone, with the slightest bit of intelligence, can figure out that changing a single word can change the meaning of a whole sentence.

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Revisions

16-18.12.2011

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