Even from his mother’s womb

In Luke 1:15 we find that John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.

Luke 1:15 KJB

The implication of life in the womb is offensive to those who want to murder children in the womb. To accommodate this, many new age bibles change “he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb” to either downplay the womb by saying “before his birth” or completely change the meaning, timing, and significance by saying “from his birth”.

CEB for he will be great in the Lord’s eyes. He must not drink wine and liquor. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before his birth.

CEV Your son will be a great servant of the Lord. He must never drink wine or beer, and the power of the Holy Spirit will be with him from the time he is born.

ERV He will be a great man for the Lord. He will never drink wine or beer. Even before he is born, he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

EXB [L For; Because] John will be a great man ·for [in the eyes of; L before] the Lord. He will never drink wine or beer [C indicating he will be set apart to God for special service; Num. 6:3], and even ·from birth [or in his mother’s womb; 1:41, 44], he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

GW As far as the Lord is concerned, he will be a great man. He will never drink wine or any other liquor. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.

GNT John will be great in the Lord’s sight. He must not drink any wine or strong drink. From his very birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit,

ICB John will be a great man for the Lord. He will never drink wine or beer. Even at the time John is born, he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

ISV because he will be great in the Lord’s presence. He will never drink wine or any strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.

PHILLIPS He will be one of God’s great men; he will touch neither wine nor strong drink and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment of his birth.”

TLB For he will be one of the Lord’s great men. He must never touch wine or hard liquor-and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from before his birth!

MSG “He’ll drink neither wine nor beer. He’ll be filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment he leaves his mother’s womb.”

NOG As far as the Lord is concerned, he will be a great man. He will never drink wine or any other liquor. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.

NCV John will be a great man for the Lord. He will never drink wine or beer, and even from birth, he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

NET for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth.

NIRV He will be important in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or other such drinks. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.

NIV for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.

NIVUK for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.

NLV He will be great in the sight of the Lord and will never drink wine or any strong drink. Even from his birth, he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

NLT for he will be great in the eyes of the Lord. He must never touch wine or other alcoholic drinks. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth.

NRSV for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

NRSVA for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

NRSVACE for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

NRSVCE for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

TLV He will be great before Adonai; and he should not drink wine and intoxicating beverage, but he will be filled with the Ruach ha-Kodesh just out of his mother’s womb.

WE He will be great in the way the Lord calls people great. He must not drink wine or any strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the time he is born.

The Cornerstone

What matters is your starting point …

It does not matter how intelligent, how educated, how well-informed, how woke, or how sound your reasoning is, if your starting place is wrong, you will end up in the wrong place every time.

The cornerstone is the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation. All other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.

If the cornerstone is wrong, the entire structure will be wrong, no matter how well constructed the rest of the structure is.

Build your reasoning and all things on the Chief Cornerstone, the Lord Jesus Christ.

and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; – Ephesians 2:20

Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 1 Peter 2:6

he stumbleth, because there is no light in him

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him

John 11:9

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Mt 6:22-23

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 9:4-5

pikuach nefesh

pikuach nefesh – saving a life

The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

Luke 13:15-16

and answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?

Luke 14:5

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

Lev 18:5

And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them

Ezek 20:11

“he shall live in them” implies that the law is followed for life, and not death. That following the law should not be at expense of life (result in death). Note that the life being saved is specific and identifiable (not general or conceptual) and must be done straightway (cannot wait for next day).

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel

Prov 12:10

Taking care of your livestock is the action of a righteous man, how much more so is the taking care of your family and neighbor.

teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matthew 28:19-20

Jesus’ instructions were that His disciples were to teach ALL things whatsoever He commanded them.

This included the instructions to teach ALL things …

That generation of believers was to teach ALL things to the next generation of believers, then that generation was to teach ALL things to the generation after that, and so on…

There was no exception to only teach a certain subset of things or to only teach certain things until such and such a time, or superceded by the teachings of such and such person…

The commission was to teach everything Jesus had taught the disciples, including …

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Mark 16:15-18

that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger

and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Matthew 21:16

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Psalm 8:1-2

Jesus told US to HEAL the sick

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Mt 10:1

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Mt 10:8

Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Lk 9:1

And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

Lk 10:9