Has anyone else noticed this trend in road repair where instead of grinding out the whole lane to fix the badly worn out section of blacktop they now only remove that strip of torn up roadway. These smaller strips are creating more seams and often those seams are where the blacktop first begins to crumble. It is a short term cheaper fix. While it may work better than the pothole patching, use less material and man power, and save time what about “down the road”?
More and more seams make the roadway weaker and more susceptible to road salt and plow blades in the winter when the roads take the worst beating.  Perhaps the seams will aid in the expansion and contraction during the thaw and freezing times of winter, I don’t know. I guess someone has tested this process carefully and deemed it reliable. But how do we really know?
Biblically speaking, many people are treating the Bible in the same manner. For the record I am against all versions of the Bible except the King James Version. I believe it to be a faithful word for word translation of the original text into English. The other translations use a thought for word process. Which in essence is man trying to tell God what He meant to say. These other versions cut out words, verses, and whole paragraphs to make the text say what they want to say. The deity of Christ is often removed as well as the need to believe on Him for eternal security. Gaps and seams are created by this just to supposedly make it easier to read and understand the Bible. If that was the only reason then why put a copyright on it? Sorry but some were created just to make money. Now I can see a copyright on a Bible someone puts out there if they have done some sort of reference work to make studying easier, but just to rewrite what God gave, no. Also I do know that chapters and verses have been added by man, I do not have a problem with those at all.
I know some will read this and get mad at me and some will even try to point out how I am wrong. That is fine, but I will not carry or use a patchwork Bible that has been drawn up just to make man happy. The Apostle John wrote it best while under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost in Revelation 22:18,19 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”


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