Sunday, January 31, 2016

The worst single Biblical mistranslation of all time?

MEMBERS of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints only believe the Bible "as far as it is translated correctly" (Eighth Article of Faith).
LDS Church members believe in modern and continual revelation and have additional Scriptures from God.
Yet, perhaps the worst single word mistranslation in the entire Bible is found in the Old Testament.

The Kings James Version, Exodus 22:18 states: "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."

The Prophet Joseph Smith did a partial restoration of the Bible in his "Inspired Version" (also called "Inspired Translation").

Here's what the Joseph Smith version of Exodus 22:18 states:
"Thou shalt not suffer a murderer to live."

-One single wrong word may have prompted the Salem Witch trials and related murders over the centuries.

-One single word, if it had been correct, would have also given more support for capital punishment ... still a hot issue in 2016.

While the Book of Mormon is the best asset to help gain a testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel and that Joseph Smith was a modern prophet of God, the Inspired Translation also proves its worth as a supplemental testimony builder.

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