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1-1-2018: I am making progress on upgrading this part of the site to HTML 5, which is going to be a huge improvement. Expect to see gradual improvements over the next few months. Until I can port over the pre-existing content to this new format, new studies are not going to be published on this site. This is a temporary issue, however. If you want to see the most current Bible studies, please visit my Facebook page here.
In addition, because there are major differences between how the website pages link to each other in the previous HTML 4 version and the new HTML 5 version, you may get strange page displays in your browser. These may take some time to fully resolve. Thanks for your patience!
12-10-2017: In addition to the studies being published weekly on FB (and on here when I have time), I am in the process of upgrading this website to HTML5, which will make it much more friendly for smartphones.
Unfortunately, because I am not yet conversant with PHP, it will be more friendly for smartphones than PCs; it is kind of an either/or problem unless I can configure the site so that it recognizes what kind of device is requesting page data, which requires PHP or perhaps something else. I apologize for any inconvenience in advance. The main problem is that the menus are not as pretty as they look on my phone.
But I have to adapt my site to the real world, which is rapidly moving to mobile devices. PCs are still important, but in many third world countries (which I am targeting with my Facebook ads), they don't have PCs in general, only smartphones.
Hopefully, at some point, I will master PHP, so that my site will be able to serve pages according to the device. In the meantime, other than the menus, I think you will like the new look and feel.
Also, I am in the process of deleting all photos from this site as part of the process of making it more mobile-friendly. The intent of using photos was to allow you to see what the Golden Ratio format would look like on an actual printed page; but paper Bibles are too expensive to print anymore for most people. I myself don't use paper books anymore: they're too heavy and burdensome for people like myself who travel a lot to deal with; so it's better to just use electronic books. It is too early to tell whether the Kingdom Bible Version will be available in paperback or not when it is finally published (maybe in ten years from now, hard to tell).
10-30-2017: I am currently in Chapter 2.3 of John, so it is taking longer than I had planned; primarily because I am spending more time on each paragraph lately than in previous studies. I should finish with John before Christmas, though.
I have been releasing two English language studies each week for some time, but the pace needs to slow down some so that I will have time to update the website. I have done a lot of that recently, but there is much more to be done yet. For example, the Psalms have been sitting on my back burner for a long time, because I am just too busy on other things. I hope to spend some time on that soon.
Also, I just released the latest updates to the Introduction to the Golden Ratio Design of the Bible and Book level studies documents yesterday. I tried to introduce a grey background to the text, but something in Adobe Indesign caused the photo to look splotchy, so I finally went back to a white background. Not long ago, I had a visitor tell me that the white background was "hard on the eyes". I understand that a softer background is standard on E-books, but it just isn't working with photos at this time. I have tried a grey background to the HTML Bible reading pages, but I am not sure if this is optimal yet. We will see.
I have been advertising my studies on Facebook over the last few months, and I am getting some amazing responses from Mexico, Central, and South American countries with my Spanish language studies. Also, the English language studies are doing very well. Most of the people who read the English studies reside in India and the Philippines. I never realized that so many people could read English in India!
Each week about 8,000 to 10,000 people on Facebook are viewing these studies in each language, and I usually get about half of that number in "likes"; so it is gratifying to see the Word of God having a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through this ministry, to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. And every week that number is growing fairly rapidly. If I could afford to pay more for advertising, I know that I could get many thousands more; but my resources are limited.
My prayer is that God would use this ministry to move the people of God (all born-again Christians) all over the world toward the true arrangement of the Bible, and lead them to a closer walk with the Lord Jesus Christ through his Word. I believe that is happening now; and I praise the Lord for what HE has done, and will do in the future.
8-6-2017: I am working my way through the Gospel of John in the detailed English studies, currently in Chapter 1.4. I expect to complete it in a couple of months; and then move on to the Gospel of Mark. In the Spanish detailed studies, I am nearly finished with Matthew.
In background stuff, I've been upgrading the html pages from Word webpage exports to plain html, which is far better and more efficient. It also eases the transition in the future to exporting the text to Amazon for release as an ebook. MS Word generates a horrible amount of html junk along with the actual text, so it is a poor substitute for the real thing.
I still need to complete a redo of the Psalms, but I'm so busy with other things, that I just haven't had time to get there; but I will for sure. I have to. Working full time plus this work takes way more hours per week than you can imagine. Thanks for your prayers for me and this work of the Lord.
5-6-2017: Praise the Lord, I am making great progress through both the Spanish version of the detailed study of Matthew; and I have completed the Gospel of Luke, and have already done several studies in the Gospel of John.
I have decided that I will no longer rely on the Spanish text from the Reino-Valera Gomez Spanish version of the Bible. I have been so busy with other things, that I thought that I didn't have time to do a complete re-evaluation of the Spanish translation, to make sure that it was the best that it could be. But the Lord burdened my heart to spend extra time on this task; so from now on, every detailed study that is published in Spanish will only use the Spanish text that I have thoroughly vetted. I am updating the Spanish text of the Spanish Kingdom Bible Version as I proceed, but the great majority of the translation in Spanish has not been vetted and checked for accuracy. So this is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. God willing, I hope to do a complete vetting of the entire Spanish Kingdom Bible Version at some point in the future. I have no idea when that will be. Thank you for your prayers for this ministry.
03-25-2017: I published a new revision to the detailed study of Book 3.5, the Post-exile Temples. I updated the studies with the newest techniques for explaining the Golden Ratio design that I started using after this study was originally published and revised last year. So I think it is an important update.
Also about every two weeks, I add new and/or revised material to current or existing studies; so even if you don't see a different date on the home page, or a note here, you can be sure that things are moving forward in the will of God for this ministry. Praise the Lord!
03-02-2017: I just published the latest additions to the detailed study of the Gospel of Luke. These detailed studies are tremendously helpful for me, because I always learn a lot more than I knew before; and Luke is no exception.
I was able to upgrade the high-level themes of the Parts and Chapters of Luke with more appropriate wording. It isn't that the previous themes were "wrong"; it is that the wording wasn't as accurate as it needed to be. Something can be perfectly true as far as it goes, but not accurate. This is why I am not releasing any new versions of the Bible anytime soon, because there is so much work that remains to be done. I've made a tremendous amount of progress over the last couple of years; but I need several more years before I start to get close to something that is worthy of publishing in paperback or Ebook.
Thanks in advance for your prayers on behalf of this ministry.
01-14-2017: I have removed the KJV 2014 text from this site, because it was a lot of effort to keep it updated along with the main English KBV text and the Spanish text. I need to move faster, so this will help some. I do plan on publishing it someday when the arranging process is complete for all 3 versions; but it will not be available on this site until then.
I have been making great progress, but it might not be noticeable to you. Much of it is in the background. I am working simultaneously (sort of) on Volume 1.1, converting the .htm files on this site which were originally produced using MS Word into regular .html files (which are much smaller and better), converting the detailed study in Matthew into Spanish and publishing those as I go, and doing new studies in Luke in English.
This process started about 16 years ago, so I am now in the 17th year of this project with probably several more years to go before it is truly ready for prime time. Thanks for your interest and prayers for this ministry.
02-05-2017: Updated the detailed study of Luke in English, the Spanish detailed study of Matthew (and its English counterpart by correcting errors).
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