a bible

A Vulgate 

A canon that included the Apocalypse.  Before ChrysostomJerome, and Augustine, it was not clear if the Apocalypse belonged in the bible.  At the beginning of the fifth century these three were major players in the Church and the bible was being defined.  It is clear now.  

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A Bible You Can Believe 

A choice of over 60 English translations.  Not counting all the revisions.  The Word of God keeps changing.  Good thing His Church is built on a rock.  She won’t change.  Right?  So who or what can you trust?  Numbers and colors.  Somehow all the translators got them right.  Why not use them to connect history to prophecy?  

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A Brother on Patmos 

A third John who was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing his Vulgate that included the Apocalypse.  At the time it was not clear if it would be.  Jerome had to be convinced that it was written by the Apostle.  John Chrysostom was in Ephesus replacing seven bishops at the beginning of the fifth century.  

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a number

A Reliable Connection 

A prophecy fulfilled with history.  Only history can confirm the fulfillment of prophecy.  Only numbers can reliably connect history to prophecy.  All the bible translators agree on numbers and colors.  You can’t trust interpretation.  Only numbers and colors.  Use them.  

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a history

A Prophecy 

A number to connect them.  You can trust numbers.  Interpretation not so much.  We have way too many bible versions because translators can’t agree on the Word of God.  Somehow they all agree on the numbers.  Use them and history to confirm the fulfillment of prophecy.  

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a canon 

A Sacred Bible 

A list of books that might not contain the Apocalypse at the end of the fourth century.  John Chrysostom, who never quoted the Apocalypse, was in Ephesus at the beginning of the fifth century and Jerome was finishing his Vulgate.  Was Chrysostom able to confirm that the Apocalypse was written by the Apostle?  

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a translation 

A Version of God’s Word 

A searchable bible.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is we can’t agree on which version to use.  We have 60 different translations just for the English language.  The differences too often are significant.  Is there anything we can agree on?  Yes.  Numbers and colors.  A way to tie history to prophecy.  

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a translation 

A Bible 

A different interpretation.  Would you believe 60 different English interpretations?  They can’t agree on the Word of God.  Who or what can you trust?  Numbers?  Numbers in the bible somehow survived all the translations.  All the versions.  All the interpretations.  Numbers can help us connect history to the prophecies.  

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