[sword-devel] Cool idea: Commercial Linux /Windows Bible program based on Sword
Fri, 02 Feb 2001 15:24:02 -0500
In 50 years, the Nearly Inspired Version's availability will have been
inconsequential in the overall plan that God has for using the work of the
Zondervan is a business, not a ministry. They own one very popular view or
version for communicating the Bible's Inspired truths. Its not the best
view or version(I think we could prove that) but its popular and pallet
able. So is McDonalds. I won't be handing out Big Macs at the local soup
kitchen anytime soon, though they might prefer it over the healthier onion
soup, salad, and whole wheat bread. When your hungry, you can be inspired
by whatever meal you eat or in the case of the scriptures, read. And you
will take whatever style, or flavor, or textual version you can get your
teeth into and afford to pay for. Which english speaking population can't
pay $20 for something they are hungry for? Is that a months wages the NIV
is costing? It would be worth that to some people if it was in their
language and available.
There are other versions that the Holy Spirit can speak through if an
individual can't afford $20 for an electronic copy. After all, if that was
his last $20 he would have the inconvenience of having to chose between the
scriptures and a months Internet Service. Its quite a sacrifice, so is the
gospel and its ministry. Zondervan is a business. Go around it and do what
you can to deliver what you have to the people who are hungry. Other
versions have and will get the job done. In 50 years, the Nearly Inspired
Version's availability will have been inconsequential in the overall plan
that God has for using the work of the SWORD Project.
<Smile>Now I'm repeating myself. I probably don't understand the problem.
>From: Paul Dean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Cool idea: Commercial Linux /Windows Bible
>program based on Sword
>Date: 02 Feb 2001 17:42:17 +0000
>Jerry Hastings <email@example.com> writes:
> > Well said, I completely agree!
> > The problem is not security it is money. If they sell enough to make
> > enough money so that publishers will overlook the level of illegal
> > copies, then there will be no problem.
>True. And in another sense, the answer is prayer and the will of God,
>to speak into the hearts of these publishers.
>My greatest heros are the Gideons, who pay the license fee themselves
>for every bible they give away. Which, now that I mention it, is a
>good point. A Gideon once told me that they had tried very
>strenuously to get permission to give away the NIV bibles that they
>print, but, alas, they still have to pay the royalties. I don't
>think that a group of geeks(no offence!) will have more success than a
>group of Gideon businessmen.
> there is no footnote 1. sorry. :)
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