Revelation was written down by the close of the First Century as were the Epistles bearing the name of the Apostle Paul. Copies were readily available and were passed around to the local churches. It may be true that many could not read, but from the oblique references the Apostles made to the OT, it was likely at least they did read.
The oldest existing Greek copies of 1 and 2 Corinthians have distinctly Aramaic sentence structures in them that are clearly "un-Greek" implying that the Greek copies were translated from older existing Aramaic copies. As Corinth was a very cosmopolitan city and had large populations of Aramaic, Greek and Latin speaking citizens, it is highly likely that whatever the "original" text was written in would have been almost immediately translated into the other two languages. Who knows which were more likely to have survived, but suffice it to say the Aramaic speaking believer were among the most devoted to preservation of the written Word.
 May 27, 2016 at 9:02am
@rayvet- My bet is that this time next year you will be wishing you had listened-up, instead of regurgitating the Trumpbot hype.
 May 27, 2016 at 8:59am
@ dublinthewagons – Brilliant ! Best laugh I’ve had in a while.
 May 26, 2016 at 11:13pm
Ms – Abdullah- says it all
 May 26, 2016 at 6:29am
Ummmm. ROBERT It has nothing to do with carbon emissions – it’s called nature’s climate and it gets very hot on this planet in certain areas, at certain times, in certain cycles and if man, men, humans whatever, could change that – DON’T YOU THINK SOMEONE WOULD BE MARKETING AND MAKING A FORTUNE OUT OF IT?
Oh that’s right they are. Selling this man made climate change crap to redistribute our wealth through their ever so capable hands.
Well, the idea, which I don't necessarily agree with, is that over a very long time pollution has gotten us to this point. It's not something that can be marketed and sold.
 May 24, 2016 at 6:23am
@doodahman I agree with your sentiments except that you cannot bow out of this fight. If people like you and I do not continue to stand for our rights and freedoms then my children and grandchildren – and I assume yours as well – are doomed. And mark my words, Glenn is right – pedophiles are just rubbing their hands with glee. Please stand up man. Right to your MP and lets get a move against this going. I am forwarding this to everyone I know. I want to at least stand before God and say I did everything I could.
 May 23, 2016 at 8:02am
@ cblythe – You just couldn’t help yourself could yah ? You couldn’t just let the rest of us have a little fun without throwing your worthless two cents of garbage out there, could yah !
Give it a rest. Guess we’re not all perfect like you EH !?
May 11, 2016 at 11:45am
“A boil on the butt of humanity” Hmph ! I’d say you, PedaGirl, just proved ourself to be no better. Could I recommend a little healing ointment, in which to immerse yourself ?
 May 10, 2016 at 7:48pm
I am sorry you are having such a bad day. Whatever made you say such a cruel thing must really be hurting you. I hope and pray that your tomorrow will be better.
 May 9, 2016 at 1:02pm
 May 4, 2016 at 9:01pm
@The Voice – You’re not “Kidding” Your just another rat-faced boot-licking coward.
 May 4, 2016 at 8:57pm
@ THE VOICE
Now you listen up you worthless piece of crap. I live in a country ruled by eco nazis, liberal bigots, Marxists and atheists and every brand of pervert you can imagine. It breaks my heart to see America – the last bastions of freedom and hope for the rest of the word – going down the tubes because of the likes of you – So shut your lie’n trap and slither back under the dung heap you crawled out of.
 May 2, 2016 at 2:09pm
Dear TDRURY This is the most astute comment I have yet read on this article. Of course as soon as he admitted the bias he also admitted that they are not a legitimate “news” source. News reporting requires fact not opinion.
 April 29, 2016 at 9:22pm
Snide Attitude !? Snide attitude !? Who could possibly be more snide than the King of Snide himself – Trump, not to mention his supporters. Sailplane – I sure do not believe you were ever a Cruz supporter.
 April 29, 2016 at 4:22pm
Blink-U R an ass. It’s not the same at all you idiot. Man I am sick of you Yanks putting the entire world at risk because you can’t see past your own greed. But you will soon know what it feels like to loose your freedom, your money, your property rights and wake up to the huge taxes you are about to face to pay for all the free stuff you think you deserve. Disgusting ! Right now you only have a slim chance of avoiding the fall of your empire and Cruz is your only hope. But then dopes like you don’t care do you ? Long as someone legalizes every perverted impulse you have and all the pot you can medicate yourself with.
Blinks is a liberal, progressive, democrat. No friend to Conservatives
Susie, you are absolutely right, except I must add. Right now, 40% of the federal courts are Obama appointees. If Hillary is elected, not only do we lose the Supreme Court, but we lose the Federal Courts as well.
The polls show that 44% of registered voters think Trump would be a terrible president, with another 15% say he would be a poor president. Even within the party, ONLY 38% of the party say that the party would unify for Trump. His ratings are the worst of all candidates, lower than even Romney and McCain at this point of their runs. McCain was at 64%, yet he lost.
I would solidly unify against anyone, but Trump. He is the Republican Poison Pill.
You've swallowed that snake oil quite effectively I see.
You are likely closer to being a 'progressive' than I am, as you probably support larger government than I do. Go ahead, explain how I'm a liberal, I dare you.
'But people don't like Trump...'
He keeps wining anyway somehow, which apparently means they like everyone else even less, and whatever excuse you've got for that doesn't fly very far, and again, even if you were completely correct about Trump, it doesn't change what I said about Ted "The Sellout" Cruz.
He is laughing hysterically at all of his supporters who say he's 'not establishment', because even when he openly accepts support from the establishment, they still refuse to see it.
 April 28, 2016 at 4:16pm
In case you haven’t noticed, Donald has no Christian values. So certainly don’t expect,
him, to send up for them.