Sunday, December 2, 2012

Peace On Earth

It's interesting to note that the KJV of Luke 2:14 is translated differently than most modern translations. We typically know the King James Version best because it's what we hear quoted all the time in reference to Luke 2:14, but it's important to note that the translation does not convey the entire meaning of the Greek. Here is a comparison of three newer translations...

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
Luke 2:14 KJV

"Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”
Luke 2:14 NASB

“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Luke 2:14 ESV

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:14 NIV



His favor rests on those with whom He is pleased... those who call upon the name of Jesus.

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth."
John 1:12-14

The Good News is...

HE WELCOMES ALL WHO WILL COME, REPENT, AND MAKE HIM LORD!

Make your peace with God this Advent season. He came not just as a baby, but as God incarnate... a Savior! Pastor John Piper explains how you can know this priceless peace...



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