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Newton sent a copy of this manuscript to John Locke requesting him to have it translated into French for publication in France.Two years later, Newton was informed of an attempt to publish a Latin translation of it anonymously.Since the Bible contains no verses validating a "Trinity" therefore, centuries after the departure of Jesus, God chose to inspire someone to insert this verse in order to clarify the true nature of God as being a "Trinity." Notice how mankind was being inspired as to how to "clarify" the Bible centuries after the departure of Jesus (pbuh).People continued to put words in the mouths of Jesus, his disciples, and even God himself with no reservations whatsoever. If these people were being "inspired" by God, I wondered, then why did they need to put these words into name"? Edward Gibbon, explains the reason for the discardal of this verse from the pages of the Bible with the following words: "Of all the manuscripts now extant, above fourscore in number, some of which are more than 1200 years old, the orthodox copies of the Vatican, of the Complutensian editors, of Robert Stephens are becoming invisible; and the two manuscripts of Dublin and Berlin are unworthy to form an exception...Among these changes was the unceremonious discardal of the verse of 1 John 5:7 as the fabricated insertion that it is.For more on the compilation of the RSV Bible, please read the preface of any modern copy of that Bible.
And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
They represent experience and history..." "The Call of the Minaret," Kenneth Cragg, p 277 For example, we read in the Bible the words of the author of "Luke": If you consider the Bible the word of GOD, well, it is quite obvious that Luke decided to write his Gospel because he wanted to please the president or the leader at that time Theophilus.
This however has several problems: (1) It compromises GOD because there is a biger purpose than GOD to write the Gospel, (2) It shows that Luke wouldn't have written his Gospel if it wasn't for that leader, and (3) Luke was not inpired when he wrote his Gospel because he said that he decided to write it after he had full understanding of it, which means that he wrote it with his own human words and thoughts and not GOD's.
Sadly, however, it is a question for which there is no logical answer.
Due to the prevailing environment against criticism, he felt it unwise to profess his beliefs openly and felt that printing it in England would be too dangerous.
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