"The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him."If you do choose to watch the video for yourself you'll see a fairly good example of what trouble can arise when a strong presupposition/predetermined bias meets a Strong's Concordance. The English speaking world has many first rate scholars of the original Biblical languages. We need to recognize our limitations and not wade in over our heads into things we really do not understand and will never understand without undertaking years of intensive and focused study. Let the experts be the experts that God has called them to be. Let them be the ones to sound such alarms - if indeed there is something hidden in the original languages that should alarm us.
Here is a great resource for checking to see if that bit of info you're considering passing on to others is truthful, or if in fact it might be slanderous or libelous. This site, from The Annenberg Public Policy Center, examines the truthfulness of the claims of those to the left AND the right of the political spectrum.
It's very easy to get so caught up in our day to day lives, our personal stories, and our national dramas, that we forget there are entire nations, millions upon millions of human beings created in the image of God, right now undergoing unimaginable suffering with little or no hope for help from their own governments or anyone else's. Here is one such story, this one from the Democratic Republic of Congo (may we remember them in our prayers): The world's most depressing story.
If you've followed my links thus far, you are no doubt ready for some words of hope, comfort and encouragement. And I've got just the thing.
In Christ Alone...
(Thanks and apologies to whichever of my friends passed this on to me. Thanks for sharing it, apologies that I've forgotten which of you sent it my way.)
And to end on a much lighter note, check out this story (which includes the recipe) of what is reported to be the best pizza ever. Recipes are also provided for the two runners up. Bon Appetit!