Monday, February 29, 2016

Barabas, Me, & You, Are All Scapegoats

Like our sin that goes away never to be brought up again by God, so too is Barabbas to history. Neither the Christian nor the Jewish writings ever mention Barabbas again. Like our sins, he is never to be heard from again. I guess, like the scapegoat which was released into the desert or wilderness to never be seen again, so to is Barabbas and our sins to God.

The word scapegoat means something entirely opposite from what it meant at the writing of our King James Bible. The word is used most often, I would suppose, in sports media today. It is used when a particular player or coach is being blamed for a team's poor performance in a game or season. The person receiving the brunt of the blame game is called the scapegoat. The rest of the team is free from blame and the scapegoat is blamed as the reason for a lack of success.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Bible

I have read many books throughout my life, but none have given me the knowledge and comfort I receive from the Bible.Throughout my life I have used many different versions of the Word, many of which are still in my library to this day. For the last 10 years I have been using my NKJV, and while it is the most worn, I still find myself dragging one of the others out from time to time. I found the following piece while looking up other things, and thought I would share it.