About erasmus
The erasmus Bible app is a free Bible reading/studying program. It has a similar interface for all platforms, so you don't need to relearn how to use it when switching between Windows, Mac, and Android. The app is actively undergoing continuing development by individuals who have been involved professionally in Bible software for decades.

We find it annoying when software is offered as a "free download", but after installing it, one finds that although the "download" is free, using the program will cost you money. So when we say free, we mean exactly that: the download is free, the program is free, using it is free, and it is free of adverstisements.

The app is named after Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536), who was a Dutch philosopher and theologian which many consider to be one of the greatest scholars of the Renaissance. He prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament, which raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation.

We go to great effort to provide useful material that is unmodified from the original reference works. The erasmus-project shares some of the same developers as the erasmus Bible app. You can visit that site to see some of the material that erasmus uses that has been made publically available for free.

Our Goals
We do not hold to any particular faction of religious belief, although we would doubtless be considered (by some) to be "fundamentalist" or "evangelical". In fact, our goal is to provide the Bible and tools to help in understanding and studying it. Although we may not entirely agree with everything written in the reference works we provide with erasmus, we welcome different viewpoints. In fact, you can find differences of opinion between the reference works that we include. However we will not include any resources that we feel are not treating the source text (the Bible) with respect. For example, poor scholarship - such as material from some fringe groups, like the Jehovah Witnesses - is not included. Likewise, material that tries to "reinterpret" the meaning of the Bible (as understood over the centuries), or that is overly factional, or is clearly (in our view) misrepresenting what is in the Bible, is likely not included. We might include such if also accompanied by resources that point out the errors; such may be helpful in correcting misunderstandings of clear Bible doctrine.

What We Believe
We do not compromise on essential doctrines. But while we may have various secondary doctrinal stances, we welcome differences of opinion on those non-core beliefs, which we think is healthy - even essential. This will be reflected in included reference works. Click here to see more specifics on our beliefs.

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