Jan 29, 2017
I see thy tears
Jan 29, 2017
Some regrets that will die with us or go with us into eternity
God not only promised to give by inspiration the Holy Bible, but He also promised to divinely Preserve His word. The Christian faith stands upon the infallibility of the Scriptures. It is anti-Scriptural to say God would inspire it and then not preserve it. What would be the point in inspiration if it were not preserved? Jesus said that "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4. Now, if I am to live by every word, how can I live by those I don't have or those that the scholars tell us should be omitted? It is obvious that Jesus was not talking about a "best translation" or "a most reliable translation". He was talking about a preserved Bible that one could pick up, read and feel that God Himself had superintended. Man was not charged to keep a good translation available to the masses. God promised to preserve His word, period! Now, if you believe God, then the critics must be rejected. If you believe the critics, then God's Word is contradicted. Some men say, "I believe the originals were inspired." There is more said about preservation of the Scriptures than there is inspiration of the Scriptures. All translations are not preservations of the Scriptures. Here, I say unapologetically, we believe that God has preserved His Word in the King James Bible. In fact, we never correct the Bible; it corrects us. No one is allowed to teach or preach here at Faith unless they hold to the same view of preservation. No one ever says, "this would be better translated..." or "a better rendering" or "this should be translated..." The reason some of you are confused is because someone smarter than God told you there were errors in the Bible and you need Scholars to help you know what it should say. HOGWASH! You need to be "fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform." Romans 4:21.
If Jesus meant every word, what do you do with these new translations when they leave out words, sentences and even chapters? Look at Colossians 1:14. "In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins." If you have one of the "New", "Better", "More accurate", "easier to read", "Most reliable", "contemporary", or so-called "Scholarly" new translations, why not check it out at Col. 1:14 and see if they left out "through His blood"? Check 1 Tim. 3:16 and see if your translation says, "God was manifest in the flesh." If it says, "he was manifest in the flesh", then your translation makes it difficult to prove that Jesus is God! "God was manifest in the flesh". So, one word proves the deity of Jesus Christ!
I just received as usual, a free copy of the Contemporary English Version (CEV) from the American Bible Society. These Profiteers always send these to Preachers hoping they will fall in love with yet another version to sell. I checked Colossians 1:14 and found they indeed left out the Blood of Christ. I checked 1 Tim. 3:16 and found, "Here is a great mystery of our religion; Christ came as a human..."! Friend, the KJB says, "Great is the mystery of Godliness, God was manifest in the flesh." Do you see how these new so-called Bibles pervert the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith? There is a world of difference between "Christ came as a human" and "God was manifest in the flesh." I looked up the word in my Strong's Concordance and found "Theos" = DEITY. Why would they remove the doctrine of Christ's deity from this great verse? We know, in fact history states that a person named Jesus, fitting the Biblical description, existed as a human! But, was He God? The King James Bible says, "God was manifest in the flesh."
Listen to the sales pitch for the CEV: "Kids know they're living with extreme stress in extreme times. They're moving fast, up against a world that's careening into tomorrow at the speed of seven-second soundbites and instant technology. They're ready to believe, but demanding to be told without any hype. They just don't have time to decode the message."
It seems that they are trying to tell us, (1) that the King James Bible hides truth in code, or (2) today's youth are so ignorant they can't understand plain English and they need someone to put God's word in kindergarten language so they can understand. You could look up every archaic word in the King James Bible in a matter of minutes!
It is worthy of note here that of all the translations available, THE ONLY ONE NOT COPYRIGHTED IS THE KING JAMES BIBLE! Isn't that amazing? God, by His own infinite design, has not allowed HIS PRESERVED WORD TO BE COPYRIGHTED!!!!