When the Bible says “Amen,” it’s not really the same as when we say it today.
In the Bible, the word “amen” actually carries the meaning of truth, so be it, faithful, and verily.
When we say it, it mostly means “The End” or “I’m done now.”
If the Bible said “Amen” like we do, verses would take on a whole new meaning.
The phrase “the God of amen” in Isaiah 65:16 wouldn’t be translated, “The God of truth,” but rather, “The God of I’m done now.”
I’m glad God’s not done with us.
He ought to be done with us — we deserve for Him to be done with us — but He’s not.
And all the people said AMEN!
I like how the Bible uses the word amen better than how we use it. [Read more…]