I can’t take it anymore.
I had been trying to read through the Bible this year, using the ESV. And, I got halfway through before giving up. There are too many errors, and some of them are deliberate. And then, there’s the issue of the ESV basing their New Testament translation on corrupt manuscripts.
It’s just too much, so I’ve finally switched to the New King James Version (NKJV). It also makes translation mistakes, but there seem to be fewer of those, and they used better manuscripts.
Why did Crossway need to be so corrupt?
Oh, and we have more evidence that our civilization is toast.
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A Switch To The NKJV And More Evidence That Our Civilization Is Toast
I am almost done with the final rough draft for my book, When Gog Comes. (The working draft is here.) There are a few more editing passes to make, and I’m sure that I will run across more grammar mistakes and usage errors. But, it’s almost done. What an ordeal.
(By the way, I also make ‘grammar mistakes’ intentionally. For fun and for effect.)
And, as I was looking over the various quotes from the Bible in my book, I realized that I was choosing the New King James Version (NKJV) more often than not. It had become the default. And, at the same time, I had been running into problem after problem with the English Standard Version (ESV). And, I reached the point a few days ago when I’d had enough.
So, I finally bought a copy of the One Year Bible in the NKJV.
I hate doing that. It’s a jarring experience to make such a switch, which is why it took so long for me to do it. But, I knew that I would eventually be forced to, once I realized that the NKJV is the only other translation – that I know of – that uses the Greek Majority Text as the foundation for the New Testament. (The KJV used a subset of the Greek Majority Text, called the Textus Receptus.) Oh, and notice how long it took me to grit my teeth and make the switch:
Another 70 AD and Another Translation Issue – A Big One
I posted that in late April, and am only now changing over. So, I really do understand why it’s hard to move to a different Bible translation. But, for those who want my official recommendation:
I now recommend the NKJV translation of the Bible.
When asked in the past about which version I recommended, I struggled with that answer. I still do, since there are also translation mistakes in the NKJV, just fewer of them than any other translation that I can find. And yes, the NKJV also has fewer mistakes than the KJV.
Crossway, the publishers of the ESV, are beyond corrupt. And, I am surprised that we let them succeed in their attempts to distort the Bible. It is a sin to do what they did, and there is an eternal price for that.
Our Civilization Is Toast – Peak Copper
I saw something a couple of days ago that made alarm bells go off in my head. It was this tweet from Art Berman:
"Almost all [copper] reserve additions came from re-classifying what had been considered waste rock into minable ore — 'lowering the cut-off grade.'"
–Goehring & Rozencwajghttps://t.co/si6wfqkvt8#OOTT #oilandgas #oil #WTI #CrudeOil #fintwit #OPEC #Commodities pic.twitter.com/7xmYqIYdK9
— Art Berman (@aeberman12) June 4, 2021
And, I just did a search for “Peak Copper”. Apparently, they had been predicting the peak in copper production to happen in 2020. Here’s an article on the subject from 2010:
Amazing Presentation On The End Of The Copper Era
So, when Art Berman came out with that statement, basically showing that geologists have been dishonest about how much copper we are extracting, per ton, I was disgusted but not surprised. And, it shows how serious our situation is.
Since 1988, it has taken more and more energy to extract copper from the ground. And, now that the cost of energy is going up, we will be even less able to get the copper that we need.
Do you see the disaster that’s happening right now?
Hopefully, you won’t see the direct effects of this catastrophe for another few years. But, that’s my rather over-optimistic nature talking. The main thing that you need to know, right now, is that there is going to be less of everything in the future. Literally, everything.
For those of you who have been preparing for this already, you deserve the satisfaction of knowing that you were right all along. For those of you who have not started preparations, stop hesitating. The conditions of our civilization – worldwide – will continue to worsen until it is too late for you to do anything about it.
I believe this to be the opening of the Third Seal of Revelation 6, but you don’t need to agree with that to see the disaster that lies before us. Just start preparing for yourself, your family and your community. Remember that we prepare for others, because that is what our Lord and Savior would have us do.
The ride Black Horse has begun.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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