“Thanks be to God, I can now say I have attained. I have knelt down before him, with the last leaf in my hand, and imploring his forgiveness for all the sins which have polluted my efforts in this department, and his aid in the future efforts to remove the errors and imperfections which...
Word of God
"Let no one cause to depart from the standard that is laid through the letter of the Scripture which is revealed by the blood of Christ and of many witnesses of Jesus." —Michael Sattler
"But He replied to them, 'My mother and My brothers are those who hear and do the word of God'.” —Jesus
God's Word is one entire body of truth and needs to be passed on intact. —Darcy Dueck
"The Word of God is like a straight edge, which shows up our own crookedness. We can't really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture." —Elisabeth Elliot
“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.” —Hudson Taylor
ABT's Translation Philosophy, Part 3 of 5
PRESERVATION OF THE MESSAGE
Due to the passing of time, the original manuscripts of the Scriptures are no longer available. Nevertheless, through extant manuscripts we have access to the complete message from God. The...
Parts 2 and 3 of the Translation Philosophy focus on the Scripture itself.
ABT's Translation Philosophy, Part 2 of 5
ORIGIN OF THE TEXT
The Scriptures of the Old Testament came not by will of men, but holy men of God...
"People do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" —Jesus
“I can read and understand the Portuguese Bible, the English Bible, and even a little of the Greek Bible. But the way I understand it is somehow only on a superficial level. … When I read it in Makhuwa, it’s like I’m naked before God.” —Bonifacio Paulo - Mozambique
To think more about the...