Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Words After The Comma

There are words after the comma. I know that this might be a shock to some individuals. But, when there is a comma, you should read the words after the comma. They may be important.

Too many times, I think that people stop at the comma. They act as the comma is a period. They think that it (the comma) is a period and stop dead in their tracts.

Maybe that is too harsh. Maybe the following (two) examples are too much of a grip, but let me show you:

There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

You see that Scripture a lot. However, there is not a period there. There is a comma ! Here is the whole sentence ( the rest and then the whole in context )

, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

So, here is the words in the entirety:

There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Here is another one (example):

For the wages of sin is death

Wait a secnd, can we please include the cmma and finish the sentence. Here it is:

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.

There are numerous examples of this and it is called, making the Scripture say what you are wanting to say and what you want to emphasize. I am still a little confused to why we ...... ummm, nevermind; that will be different post.

6 comments:

Key West Butterfly Girl said...

Have you read "Misquoting Jesus" by Bart Ehrman? It's a must read!

Doorman-Priest said...

Amen, Brother.

Nator said...

Good point. I didn't know there was a comma after some of those verses!

Wonder Woman said...

Hey, if you misread comma for coma, it really changes the whole context of the post...

Oy vey.

;) tee hee hee
WW

Kate Morningstar said...

Thanks, Jeff!

Jeff Greathouse said...

KWBG:

I have not, it is on my to read list though.

DP:

Good to see you again, my friend.

Nator:

Quite a few do not know what comes before or after. A lot of it is because of that is the "emphasis" and it comes from the Romand Road Tracts.

WW:

That it does

Kate:

You are Welcome, thanks for commenting.