David Murdoch invites readers to dig deeper into the Bible and its original manuscripts to better understand the Word of God.
Many of us refer to the King James Version of the Bible. This is the English translation of the Christian Bible, not only in England but in most parts of the globe. The book was commissioned in 1604 is composed the 39 books from the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament, along with supplementary texts in between. For hundreds of years, our faith and our knowledge of God is dependent on these texts and the proclamations of the Church based on these materials. However, the Bible is not what it is. While experts argue that its original manuscript has been altered and compressed into a single book- one fact holds true- its original texts were not written in English. The scriptures were written in Hebrew, written before Jesus was born, while the New Testament was written in Koine Greek. The Bible Was Not Written in English book by Murdoch invites readers to study the Bible scriptures in its original text to better understand the significance of the words in our present lives.
Shedding Light on the Bible’s Significance
David Murdoch published his book The Bible Was Not Written in English: How Church Traditions Have Kept Us in the Dark in 2015. It contains his observations and insights about the Bible in its original manuscript. Murdoch notes that there are several misinterpretations and misconceptions in today’s bible. Most notably, Murdoch claims that “many of the troubles in people’s lives happen as a result of poor Bible knowledge.”
For Murdoch, many of those who study the Bible, only cover the areas that they are told to understand. This program is passed on to generations and most do not bother to go back to the old and, original scripture. Hence, most teach the bible based on long-held traditions. Murdoch’s book hopes to provide a different and enlightening view of the scriptures but making it simple and much easier to understand. David presents his contentions and views in easy to read texts, making them easier to absorb by ordinary readers.
“When the proper intended meaning is set forth, the entire Bible begins to make more sense,” said the author. “Areas of conflict that seemed unanswerable in English are now crystal clear with a new corrective light of truth for these end times.”– David Murdoch
The Bible Was Not Written in English: How Church Traditions Have Kept Us in the Dark
David Murdoch’s book is divided into three sections. In the first section, Murdoch imparts obstacles that most Christians face whenever they try to research deeper about God. The second part focuses on the myths and how the Church’s tradition has influenced the modern-day belief structures. The third part is quite interesting. The last section discussed God’s food laws, something that is not often discussed in most Bible literature. Murdoch observes that if we can strictly adhere to these food laws, we can avoid most of today’s health problems.
Overall, David Murdoch’s Bible Was Not Written in English is encouraging readers to understand more about the old scriptures and to treat them as essential tools for modern-day Christians. He strongly believes that by reading and embracing the Bible’s true meaning, we can avoid many troubles in life.
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About David Murdoch
David D. Murdoch is a former pastor and counselor. David studied the bible for most of his life. David Murdoch was a student at the David Ebaugh Bible School. He considers David Ebaugh and Dr. Arnold Murray of The Shepherd’s Chapel two of his teachers.
Murdoch served a pastor of a small town in Baytown, Texas. His commitment to study more about the bible and how to apply its lessons in real life began early. He started conducting during the ’70s. Murdoch believes that one can learn from the ancient manuscripts even if one is not fluent in use of the ancient languages. Murdoch and his wife Martha raised Egyptian Arabian horses in the 1980s. According to him, keeping the pedigrees accurate led David to a better understanding of paying close attention to details which includes knowing the names and families in the Bible. It led to a closer study of the manuscripts, which broadened his knowledge of the Bible.