Some Facts About Religion, the Bible, and Wine

United States
January 27, 2017 12:22pm CST
Even if you are not a “religiously inclined” person, you may find some of these facts interesting. And no matter which religion you might follow, it’s still interesting to learn about other religions. The English Parliament decreed in 1401, that any citizens who were caught with an English-language Bible were to be burned alive. The King James Bible was first printed in 1611. The King James Bible was “translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.” This is what it says on the first page of my KJV Bible. The Bible was originally written in the Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic languages and was not translated into English and other languages for thousands of years. Taking baths were not popular in Europe for about twelve centuries because the Catholic church decreed, in the year 500 A.D., that it was a sin to expose your skin – even to yourself. Hmmmm. Did you know that there are over 1200 different “Christian” denominations in the U.S.? I wonder what Jesus would think about that? The apostle Paul said: "Now I exhort you, brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you should all speak in agreement and that there should not be divisions among you, but that you may be fitly united in the same mind and in the same line of thought." Every book of the standard Bible mentions wine except the book of Jonah. The book of Isaiah even explains how to plant a good vineyard.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
27 Jan 17
Alrighty then I am shocked with "no bathing" rule and 1200 Christian denominations Just wow!
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Jan 17
@Daljinder Maybe they just made a half bathing
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• United States
28 Jan 17
It's really something to be shocked about, isn't it?
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• United States
28 Jan 17
@cacay1 I can't imagine someone not bathing. It's so unhealthy. I did hear that era was also the time that cologne and perfume was invented. No wonder.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Jan 17
So nice, I also read the Holy Bible. I am now on Revelation.
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• United States
28 Jan 17
What is the your favorite story from the Bible?
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
28 Jan 17
Burning folks just for reading in English, not that many could. I would hate to really upset them!
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• United States
28 Jan 17
That was the law. Who knows how many people were burned but it did happen?
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
28 Jan 17
@IreneVincent Of course, lots of people were burned during the religious upheavals in Europe. Duuring Henry VIII's time I know some people got thrown in prison over English langauge bibles as he sparred with Rome over divorce
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@buenavida (7918)
• Sweden
2 Apr 17
Interesting facts.. Thank you!