You all know this; but, will you have your pure minds now be stirred by way of REMEMBRANCE? You do KNOW we are in the end time. Apostasy is a characteristic of the end time. The falling away, or apostasy, is one of the two most profound EXPECTED signs to characterize this end time. That is the meaning of the word apostasy, falling away from truth. And when there is a falling away from truth, we know there is always confusion. Apostasy and confusion go together like fish and water. God is NOT the Author of confusion.
The specific list of English Bibles that makes the King James Version (KJV)
Holy Bible the God promised, purified seven times, Holy Bible, promised in
Psalm 12:6-7, is found in the details concerning the translating of the KJV Holy Bible.
Today there are 200 Profane English Bibles
Study the information regarding ANCIENT BIBLE MANUSCRIPTS discovered, in the following table. Although this data was compiled in 1967, recent archeological discoveries will not significantly effect the results. This data illustrates why the Textus Receptus is referred to as the "Majority Text."
Total # of this
Greek Text (Minority Text)
Textus Receptus Greek (Majority Text)
* A lectionary is a book that contains a collection of scripture readings
Papyrus 2nd Century - 8th
Unical 3rd Century - 11th Century
Cursive 9th - 16th Century
Lectionary 4th - 16th Century
The table gives the approximate number and percent of each type of Greek manuscript that supports the Westcott and Hort Greek Text, as well as the number and percent of each class that supports the Textus Receptus Greek text. These approximations are taken from the careful research of Dr. Jack Moorman in his book Forever Settled.
Today is simply IMPOSSIBLE to get EVERY word of God from any other English bible than the KJV Holy Bible. Why? Because the Greek New Testament PERVERSION of Westcott and Hort are the Greek texts used by ALL English bibles since the KJV. That Greek NT Perversion by Westcott and Hort has 5,337 DELETIONS. That is according to Dr. Scrivner, the only fundamentalist who stayed on the version perversion board. Before he died, Dr. Scrivner broke the demonic secrecy oath; because, he felt he had let the world know, that they had, by his count, 5,337 deletions in that perverted text. That Greek text is now used by ALL bibles since 1611, to greater or lesser extents. Today there really are only two choices of bibles, the KJV Holy Bible, with EVERY word and the Spirit of Truth, OR the profane modern bibles, based on a perversion with something like 5,337 deletions in its New Testament.
Brethren, step one to UNITY, and to FAITH, is KNOWING what God said. Thinking we know is not good enough. The only way I know, that you KNOW what God said, is when you are quoting the ONLY Holy Bible which has the Spirit of Truth. We must be able to battle the devil as the Lord did by saying, It is written, It is written. There is ONLY one Holy Bible, and those who have studied to be approved unto God on the subject, KNOW that God, by the Spirit of Truth said so. The Spirit of Truth confirms our authority for the infallible words of the KJV English Bible. The confirmation is by the Spirit of Truth in the power and promise of God, to preserve His Word! The Spirit of Truth confirms God has the power. The Spirit of Truth confirms we have His Word. Alleluia Yeshua, and his name is called The Word of God.
There are basically only two foundations that Bible translations have been built upon. It is either the foundation of faith, or the foundation of doubt. The authority for the KJV Holy Bible's purity, and CERTAINTY of TRUTH, is not in the first printing of the King James Version in 1611, or in the character of King James I, or in the scholarship of the 1611 translators, or in the literary accomplishments of Elizabethan England, or even in the Greek Received Text. Our authority for the infallible words of the English Bible lies in the power and promise of God, to preserve His Word! God has the power. We have His Word. YES INDEED WE HAVE GOD's WORD THAT WE HAVE GOD's WORD.
EVERY SINGLE WORD OF THE KJV HAD TO BE APPROVED BY ALL 50 OF THE TRANSLATORS 14 TIMES. Yes, every single word of the KJV had to be 100% agreed upon by all 50 of the greatest Linguistic Scholars Of All Time. Every single one of those translators was FLUENT in Hebrew and Greek and also Latin. It should also be remembered that if one wanted to get as close as possible to the fabled original autographs, and be sure of it, then such an one did have to be FLUENT in Latin, as well as Greek and Hebrew. Many of the faithful early church fathers wrote in Latin and could be counted on to quote and/or weave scriptures into anything they wrote. Today, a good Hebrew bible will be brought back into the Hebrew from the KJV by someone called and anointed by the Holy Ghost to do that work. Same for the Greek which is what the Bamba Greek bible is.
The so-called "original autographs" do NOT exist.
They are a fable and a figment of someone's imagination. The Septuagent is
nothing other than one of the columns of Origin's HEXAPOLA. There is NO Greek
Old Testament fragments ever known to exist positively dated BC other than Greek
fragments of 5 Chapters of Deuteronomy. PERIOD.
God promised to preserve and purify His Word 7 times. We have what should be considered the 7 times PURIFIED under the superintendence of the Holy Ghost, finally purified by God, original autographs, in that KJV.
EVERY SINGLE WORD OF THE KJV HAD TO BE APPROVED BY ALL 50 OF THE TRANSLATORS 14 TIMES.
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by Bro. Scott Riaubia
The 1611 KJV & The Apocrypha
In 1611 it was important that the Apocrypha, which was woven into Rome's Latin bibles like scripture, be clearly defined as Apocrypha, meaning NOT SCRIPTURE, meaning SOURCE OR AUTHOR UNKNOWN.
Here are some photos of my 1611 KJV. Every single page of the Apocrypha in the 1611 had APOCRYPHA TWO TIMES UPPER RIGHT AND UPPER LEFT OF EVERY PAGE. EVERY SINGLE PAGE OF APOCRYPHA IS CLEARLY MARKED AND THEREFORE KNOWN NOT TO BE SCRIPTURE. THE 1611 MADE EVERY PAGE CLEAR WHAT WAS SCRIPTURE AND WHAT WAS APOCRYPHA. There is NO CHANGE from the 1611 KJV that has the Apocrypha clearly marked Apocrypha TWICE on EVERY PAGE, to the 1769, that removed the Apocrypha, to today's KJV Holy Bible. There are NO REVISIONS. Editions YES, but Revisions NO. In 1611 it simply was more important to know and very clearly distinguish Apocrypha from Scripture. The 1611 KJV could not make it more clear what was Scripture and what was Apocrypha. TWO TIMES ON EVERY PAGE THE 1611 KJV HAD CLEARLY MARKED NOT SCRIPTURE BY THAT WORD APOCRYPHA. It was important in 1611 because there were many Roman bibles which did NOT clearly label the Apocrypha. Rome did and still does weave them in so as to DECEIVE in such a way as to make the uninformed think the Apocrypha to be Scripture. NO CHANCE OF SUCH DECEPTION WITH THE KJV HOLY BIBLE OF 1611 OR THE KJV HOLY BIBLE OF TODAY.
think only prophets could say "THUS SAITH THE LORD?" No. You can too, when you
are quoting the Word of God, with holy boldness, by the inspiration of the Holy
Spirit. In English, that word of God to quote, is in the KJV Holy Bible.
This is a big part of the Authority of people of FAITH. They will say with AUTHORITY, that GOD SAID SO, because they KNOW the MORE SURE Word which IS WRITTEN. For me, and my house, that is the KJV Holy Bible, WITHOUT Apocrypha. The Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches which weave these Apocrypha books into their bibles are in trouble. Why?
Rev 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
God Almighty, who cannot lie, has ALL POWER & AUTHORITY to back up His words, and make them come to pass. We see this power and authority manifest NOT FIRST with physical eyes, but by the SUBSTANCE of FAITH. Faith is the Substance of things hoped for, and the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN. If you have to see it, then it is not FAITH. The heart cry of Messiah Yeshua is, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Not the "faith in your faith", of Christian occultism, but the REAL faith in God, the faith of Messiah IN us, the hope of glory. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Apocrypha? No Thanks. No Apocrypha for me and my house. As for me and my house, we will use ONLY the KJV Holy Bible without the Apocrypha.
Apocrypha is a Greek word meaning "hidden," and means that "the origin is unknown." Then, by definition, it is KNOWN, that the Apocrypha is NOT part of the Holy Scriptures. For the origin of the Holy Scripture is NOT hidden, and is KNOWN. We do KNOW the origin of ALL Scripture. ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Tim 3:16) For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (1 Pet 1:21) The True God who can NOT Lie, testifies that His Holy Spirit moved, directed, or inspired the holy men to write that MORE SURE word of prophecy which IS WRITTEN. The origin of the Holy Scripture is NOT hidden. We do KNOW, based upon the integrity of the God who can NOT Lie, that the KJV Holy Bible is that MORE SURE word which IS WRITTEN.
Other words used even by Roman Catholic and Orthodox "Church Fathers" to describe the Apocrypha are, spurious, obscure origin, forged, fables, corrupt, contrary, and FALSE writings.
The term "apocrypha" generally refers to writings entirely outside of the biblical standard and NOT considered inspired. Apocrypha according to its original and proper meaning is nothing other than "excluded from public use in the Church." The apocrypha should be considered no more inspired than Moby Dick or Huckleberry Finn. Another biblical term for such books is "fables," as found in 1 Tim 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
While most churches have removed the fables, and unknown origin books, from the Holy Bible, the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches include the apocrypha. Again APOCRYPHA means NOT INSPIRED by definition. The apocrypha have been variously included and omitted from bibles over the course of the centuries. Protestant churches generally exclude the apocrypha (though the King James version of 1611 included them). The 1611 version KJV Holy Bible does include the Apocrypha. However, the KJV translators of the 1611 version made it clear that they were NOT Holy Scripture. They were inserted after the book of Malachi, with a clear NOTIFICATION ON EVERY PAGE WHAT WAS APOCRYPHA. At the end of Malachi was THE END OF THE PROPHETS. The translators of the 1611 KJV Holy Bible were careful to make known this was an insert in the Holy Bible which was for historical value and NOT Holy Scripture TWICE on EVERY SINGLE PAGE.
Many critics of the perfect Bible, for English speaking people, the KJV Holy Bible, like to point out that the original King James Version had the Apocrypha in it, as though that fact compromises its integrity? Several things should be examined and checked to get the factual picture.
First, in the days in which the KJV Holy Bible was translated, the Apocrypha was read ONLY based on its historical value and to help the Roman Catholics to get set free of their bondage. The Apocrypha was NOT accepted as Scripture by anyone outside of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox church. The KJV translators therefore, placed it between the Old and New Testaments. The KJV translators were careful to give NOTICE that the Apocrypha books were after THE END OF THE PROPHETS and before the beginning of the New Testament, and marked every single page TWICE Apocrypha. They were careful to give NOTICE. People in that day knew those books were NOT part of Scripture. People then, could clearly see the difference between writings INSPIRED by the Holy Ghost, and writings of "Hidden" or apocryphal origin. The KJV translators were careful NOT to integrate the Apocrypha into the Old Testament. The corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts, weaved the UNINSPIRED books into the Old Testament.
Here are some reasons why it is very clear that the translators of the 1611 KJV Holy Bible rejected the Apocrypha as INSPIRED writings.
There is not any Apocrypha book that is in the Hebrew language. Only Hebrew was used by the INSPIRED writers of the Old Testament. The Jews have NEVER acknowledged the Apocrypha books as sacred Scriptures. Rom 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them (Jews) were committed the oracles of God. No Apocryphal book writer lays any claim of inspiration. The Apocryphal books were never given credibility by the Lord Jesus Christ or the Apostles. As close as one would come in that regard, is the reference to Enoch in the book of Jude. There is no express reference to the Apocrypha books by Yeshua The Messiah or His Apostles. This is a most remarkable fact since most of the Apostles, in writing the New Testament, are often said by so many so-called "scholars" to have taken their quotes from the Greek translation of the Old Testament. You and I know better. They got ALL of their scripture words by inspiration of the Holy Ghost.
Probably the big thing to remember is what happened in the 4th Century. This is when Constantine christianized Mithraism, or Babylonian sun god paganism. Constantine himself, was the first Pontifus Maximus, high priest of paganism, and FIRST REAL POPE of the Roman Catholic state church of the Roman Empire. Prior to Constantine no place was allowed during the first four centuries of the Christian Church for the apocrypha. The Apocrypha contain stupendous statements, and statements which CONTRADICT not only the recognized INSPIRED Holy Scriptures, but the apocrypha book within itself. For instance, in the two Books of Maccabees, Antiochus Epiphanes is made to die three different deaths in three different places. The Apocrypha brings forth doctrines that disagree with the INSPIRED Holy Bible. In the Apocrypha one may find prayers for the dead, and sinless perfection in people other than Yeshua. The Apocrypha teaches immoral practices, such as suicide, assassination, and magical incantation.
The corrupt Vaticanus and Sinaiticus manuscripts from Alexandria, Egypt, incorporated Apocrypha books into the text of the Old Testament which could lead unstudied people to think the Apocrypha had equal authority with INSPIRED Holy Scripture. The KJV translators were careful not to do such a thing, and gave proper NOTICE that the Apocrypha, as the name Apocrypha implies, are NOT INSPIRED Holy Scripture.
It may also interest you to know that the KJV of 1611 is identical, less the Apocrypha, as your KJV Holy Bible. Here is what you will find in looking at a 1611 KJV Holy Bible. There was no letter "J" in use in 1611 so Jesus would become Iesus. Often the "U" is a "V" or the "V" is a "U," such as "give" becomes "giue" and "ever" becomes "euer, " "unto" becomes "vnto," and "favor" becomes "fauour." Often the "Y" becomes an "IE," such as Mercie. Many words will have an extra "e" at the end such as "keepe" or "happinesse." Other than that, you would soon see that, the 1611 KJV Holy Bible is word for word, and letter for letter, with your KJV Holy Bible. I can testify to you, that I have read enough of the 1611 KJV Holy Bible, and done enough tests and comparisons, to be completely satisfied, that the 1611 KJV Holy Bible, is EXACTLY the same as all of the KJV Holy Bibles that I have marked up and worn out, and given out over the years. Alleluia. God Has been faithful to preserve His Word, purify it seven times, and honour His Word above ALL His name.
Indeed the KJV Holy Bible has not changed since 1611, when it began to be used by saints. The KJV Holy Bible is the only Bible sprinkled by the blood of the martyrs, and has stood the test of over 400 years of relentless attack to prove: Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Psa 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psa 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Psa 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
All are vain creatures. Only the Fear of God can break that pride and self will, such that one may be able walk in the Glory of Messiah. Understand NOW - Mat 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Apart from the Fear of God, you will not walk in the glory of Messiah and IN His authority. God KNOWS the INTENTS of the heart. Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Yes, we are proud, vain, ignorant, SINNERS. The wise teacher will lay the foundation of the Fear of God. He will also give meekness tests, as Yeshua often did. Any of those demonstrating the depravity of vanity, self will, and rebellion, in their judgment, or failure to recognize the call of God, will not be able to stand the heat, and will not remain. They will separate themselves.
Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; Isa 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Isa 56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. 2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2 Tim 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. Jer 25:34 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. Jer 25:35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
According to the Roman
Catholic Douay Bible:
"…the Septuagint, the Greek translation from the original Hebrew, and which contained all the writings now found in the Douay version, as it is called, was the version used by the Saviour and his Apostles and by the Church from her infancy, and translated into Latin, known under the title of Latin Vulgate, and ever recognized as the true version of the written word of God" —Preface,1914 edition.
So Roman Catholics desperately want the Septuagint to be genuine —even inspired! You see, the so-called Septuagint is where they got the Apocrypha (books that are not inspired and have no place in our Bibles). If the Septuagint goes, then the Apocrypha goes with it!
Ecumenical Textual Critics
The supposed text of the Septuagint is found today only in certain manuscripts. The main ones are: Codex Sinaiticus (Aleph); Codex Vaticanus (B); and Codex Alexandrinus (A). That's right. The Alexandrian manuscripts are the very texts we call the Septuagint!
In his Introduction to The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English (1851) Sir Lancelot Brenton describes how some critical scholars have attempted to call the Septuagint by its real name, the Alexandrian Text, but the name never stuck. Thus he admits that they are one and the same.
So we have textual critics who believe desperately in the 45 Alexandrian manuscripts (against more than 5,000 copies favoring the Textus Receptus). They use these to translate all modern New Testaments. But these Alexandrian manuscripts also include the Septuagint Old Testament (with the Apocrypha WOVEN IN). They have fallen for a trap.
Catholics now argue the following: If you accept the Alexandrian text (which modern scholars use as the basis for all new translations) for your New Testament, then you also have to accept the rest of the Alexandrian text (Septuagint) , which includes the Apocrypha. What we are seeing is the development of an ecumenical Bible, including the Apocrypha. Some versions have already gone this way. For many Protestants, all roads are truly leading to Rome.
We Don't Need It.
But do we Christians need the Alexandrian manuscripts? Not at all! For the Old Testament we have the Preserved Words of God in the Hebrew Masoretic text. For the New Testament we have the 5,000-plus manuscripts in Greek, plus the many early translations spread abroad, to witness to the actual words of Christ and His apostles.
So the Septuagint story is a hoax. It was not written before Christ; so it was not used by Jesus or His apostles. It is the only set of manuscripts to include the Apocrypha mixed in with the books of the Bible, so as to justify the Roman Catholic inclusion of them in their Bibles. And it is just those same, perverted Alexandrian codices —the same ones that mess up the New Testament —dressed up in pretty packaging.
Let's stick to our preserved
Bible, the King James Bible in English, and leave the Alexandrian perversions
GOD PROMISED an EVERY WORD PERFECT HOLY BIBLE - PURIFED 7 TIMES BY THE HOLY GHOST.
Thank God that we can KNOW that we KNOW that we have the Word of God, that we have the Word of God.
The translators of the KJV Holy Bible had a multitude of sources
from which to draw. From the 1611 Preface, "The Translators To The
Reader" we find them saying, "Neither did we think much to consult
the Translators or Commentators, Chaldees, Hebrew, Syrian, Greek, or
Latin, no nor the Spanish, French, Italian, or Dutch." The Greek
editions of Erasmus, Stephanus, and Beza were all available to them.
In addition they had available the Complutensian and Antwerp
Polyglots, and the Latin translations of Pagninus, Tremellius, and
Beza. The translators also had at their disposal all the previous
Reviewing the "The Translators to The Reader" Preface of the 1611 is
difficult, but worthwhile. The translators said it was so far off
from them to condemn any PREVIOUS labors that travailed BEFORE them
in the translation of the Word of God into English. They were
thankful for the work of those men from King Henry's time, King
Edward's, and Queen Elizabeth's time, and did acknowledge them to
have been raised up of God. They did acknowledge them all as raised
up by God, for the building and furnishing of His Church. The
translators said that they all "deserve to be had of us and of
posterity in everlasting remembrance."
This statement of the translators tells us much about the English
Bibles available to them; however, we are not by that statement told
exactly which English bibles. The information on exactly which
English versions may be found in the "Rules to be Observed in the
Translation of the Bible." These fifteen general rules, were given
to guide the translators in their great work. The first and
fourteenth of these Rules relate most directly to the issue. Yes, we
may KNOW that we have God's word, that we have God's Word. In
English, we can KNOW that we have that God promised seventh
purification of the Holy Bible.
"1. The ordinary Bible read in the Church, commonly called the
Bishops Bible, to be followed, and as little altered as the Truth of
the original will permit."
"14. These translations to be used when they agree better with the
Text than the Bishops Bible: Tindoll's, Matthews, Coverdale's,
The seven English versions that make the English Bibles, up to and
including the KJV Holy Bible, may be clearly seen. Indeed they do
fit the description in Psalm 12:6 of the words of the Lord
being "purified seven times." Those English Bibles are Tyndale's,
Matthew's, Coverdale's, the Great Bible (printed by Whitechurch),
the Geneva Bible, the Bishops' Bible, and the King James Bible.
Everyone who has studied the history of the English bible knows that
there were ten bibles leading up to the promised seventh
purification of the 1611 KJV Holy Bible. However, in looking at the
guidelines we do know that the Wycliffe, Taverner, and Douay-Rheims
Bibles, are not part of the purified line God "authorized," of which
the KJV Holy Bible is God's last one -- purified seven times.
Those who have studied to show themselves approved unto God, in this
very important issue of THE Faith, will always come to this
conclusion. The reason is obvious to people of FAITH. Faith cometh
by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Faith does not come by
alternate renderings. Those who have NOT studied to be approved unto
God, or who prefer the approval of men, may even dare to presume to
teach God's children from such profane bibles. Child of God BEWARE.
The KJV Holy Bible has endured much persecution, slander, attempted
corruption and annihilation, and constant criticism, since the day
it was first proposed over 400 years ago. The FACT that the KJV Holy
Bible has endured through the centuries unharmed and unchanged has
much to say about the authority behind it. The Revised Version,
which came out in 1885, was published primarily to replace it as the
English Bible. To my knowledge, no publisher prints it today! The
American Standard Version of 1901, is an "Americanized" version of
the Revised Version, and it has also passed into obscurity. Why has
the King James Version endured while others published to replace it
fall by the wayside? What is so special about it?
English language experts, who are not Christians, and many who are
even hostile to Christianity, in some respects seem to have a higher
regard for the King James Version than many Bible scholars! Though
secular English language experts may not consider the KJV Holy Bible
to be the pure word of God, they consider it a masterpiece. Though
secular English language and literature experts may not believe
God's word ever existed, they do consider the KJV Bible to be
a "masterpiece" of supreme influence.
It is astonishing when one really thinks about it, that anyone in
his right mind would attempt to correct, revise, or in any way
tamper with such a masterpiece. Perhaps the only thing more
ridiculous or outrageous would be so-called bible scholars, bible
expositors, and bible teachers, and bible preachers, who would dare
to presume to use or promote any other bible in English. There is
only ONE Bible that millions believe and KNOW by the Holy Spirit of
Truth, or good honest scholarship, that millions past and present,
believe to be the very word of God. Those using profane bibles, and
some even writing their own new versions, are actually following the
pattern of Satan the Original Bible CORRECTOR, in his famous FIRST
words to humans - Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any
beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the
woman, Yea, hath God said?
One of the stated purposes and formation goals of the Jesuits was to
destroy the Erasmus text. If the Jesuits were not so subtle they
would say it more like the pattern of their father – Yea, hath God
said, the KJV Holy Bible is His Word? To which, those who KNOW,
either by honest scholarship, or by the Holy Spirit, would respond
YES – God Said So in the More Sure written word of the KJV Holy
Bible. The Jesuits, in their goals, said they would put their people
in the power positions of the Protestant seminaries. They have done
it, and the Protestants have not protested. In universities,
seminaries, and Bible colleges all over the world, there
are "scholars" and teachers who systematically tear apart the KJV
Holy Bible, and revise it.
There are many of the new versions that claim to be a revision of
the KJV Holy Bible. Such statements coming from a "scholar" is an
outrageous lie. Some of the liars for hire even dare to claim they
are correcting supposed errors in the KJV Holy Bible. HOW
OUTRAGEOUSLY PROUD AND ABSURDLY ARROGANT CAN THESE LIARS BE? They
would never think of changing or revising the masterpieces of
Shakespeare or Charles Dickens. At the same time, they dare to
presume to butcher the KJV Holy Bible, and find people in such vain
ignorance and arrogance to believe them. Who are these eggots to say
that the KJV Holy Bible does not accurately translate the "original
Greek," or that it is based on corrupt manuscripts. WHAT AN OUTRAGE.
Any scholar, and even many children know, there is no "original
Greek" in existence. The manuscripts they FALSELY charge
as "corrupt" represent the majority, and are covered with the blood
of countless martyrs and faithful believers. The Bible corrector's
excuses for improving the KJV Holy Bible represent the most
outrageous arrogance and ignorance to be found in the realm of
religion. Any Muslim no matter how ignorant, knows there can only be
ONE Holy Quran, and laugh to scorn the Christians with DIFFERENT???
Of course we do not believe the KJV Holy Bible is the pure,
preserved word of God in English, just because of its richness,
accuracy, and literary excellence. We have God's Word, that we have
God's Word, that is why we KNOW the KJV Holy Bible is the ONLY Holy
Bible. The fact remains, that the KJV Holy Bible was translated when
the English language was at its highest form of expression. That
fact is just one of so many, that God, the Holy Spirit, was the
Superintendent on the project, to produce the PERFECT ENGLISH BIBLE.
Who other than God knew that the English language would peak in the
early seventeenth century? Who other than God, knew that after this
period it would become weaker and less able to convey the meaning of
Greek and Hebrew words?
Intellectually honest people would say God ONLY could KNOW that in
1611. Who other than God knew in 1611 that English also would later
become the predominate language of the world? Few realize that in
1611 less than TWO PERCENT of the world's population spoke English.
Intellectually honest people would say, God only could know that, at
the time. Acts 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the
beginning of the world. There is no way that the translators
themselves could realize that God was using them to prepare a
standard Bible in the "universal language" of the last days. Today,
English is spoken by one-fourth of the earth's population. English
is the International language and there really is NO close second.
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Faithful children of God should love one
another enough to tell
those who have NOT studied to show themselves approved unto God on
the subject – DO NOT trust ANY BIBLE TEACHER who does not have
enough sense to know the difference between Holy and profane Bibles.
Sometimes people make a particular feeble
objection regarding the
fact and truth that the KJV Holy Bible is the pure, inerrant word of
God in English. The objection usually goes something like this. If
God gives the English speaking people a perfect Bible, does that not
obligate Him to give one in every other language? The question is
not a serious question; but, is a feeble mock, and attempt to
protect and assert their vanity and arrogance, in the use of
perversion version bibles.
The answer is NO! Bible CHANGERS often use this type of "logic" to
try and intimidate the believer. Somehow they seem to think that
feeble argument will make a believer think it is impossible for the
KJV Holy Bible to be pure and inerrant. Often the mocker may not
actually realize that they are saying either the KJV Holy Bible has
errors in it, or God is unjust in not giving all other nations a
perfect Bible in their own language.
Somehow they think this reasoning would force the Bible believer to
concede that the KJV Holy Bible has errors in it, by insisting that
if it does not, God's integrity is in question. It is really
pathetic, and such are to be pitied for either their arrogance,
ignorance, or faithlessness. Pathetically, they are trying to set
the believer's love and respect for God, against God's word and
promises. Such people did not learn this type of reasoning by
studying the Bible; it is purely human, if not Satanic.
God does not make any statement, or even imply that there must be a
perfect Bible in every language. He has promised to preserve His
word for ever and to every generation. However, He has not promised
to preserve it in every existing language. The Old Testament was
written in Hebrew, however, no nation spoke Hebrew except Israel.
God was not obligated to give His word in Egyptian, Syrian,
Chaldian, or any other language. His word was available to the
people in these nations also, but they had to go to the Jews to get
it. Romans 3:2 tells us clearly that unto the Jews were committed
the oracles of God. There were provisions in the law to allow other
nationalities to convert to Judaism. Ruth was a Moabite who became
King David's great-grandmother, and part of the lineage of the
The same is true about the New Testament language of Greek. It is
part of the duty of love for believers to cut off occasion of the
heretic or deceiver who would say the New Testament was first
recorded in any language other than Greek. That is an important
subject on its own, which has been explained in the GJiGT articles
relating to the KJV Holy Bible. For now, simply suffice it to say,
that we can and should KNOW that the New Testament was first
recorded in Greek. PERIOD. The truth that the New Testament was
first written in Greek is important and we do KNOW that to be the
truth. Though Greek was a more widespread language than Hebrew,
there were still millions of people who could not understand Greek
when the New Testament was written. God was not then, or now,
obligated to give His word in every existing language, and those who
would argue otherwise are ignorant of history and of the Word of God.
We should be able to see God's goodness, love, and mercy in the fact
that He did obviously decide to combine His word into one universal
language to make it more accessible to all men. He obviously knew
how English would be the international language of the last days.
God obviously knew that in the last days English would be the second
language for millions. He knew how it would become the international
language of diplomacy, finance, and air traffic. By his grace, God
has made His word more available, readable and understandable by
putting it in English; much more than it ever was in the "original
Also we should recognize that the new versions are NOT easier to
read. Studying the KJV in comparison with the newer perversions,
one will quickly see the KJV is shorter, simpler, uses fewer words,
and is exactly to the point. The KJV compared to the NIV has a grade
reading level of 5.8, where the NIV is 8.4, according to the Flesch-
Kincaid research company that rates textbooks for grade reading
Another thing we should understand is that the KJV Holy Bible was
translated before the great modern movements of unbelief and
philosophy swept the world. Such things as Humanism, Rationalism,
French Skepticism, and English Deism were not yet known, and
therefore could not affect the pure thinking of the KJV translators.
These modern philosophies, have since then, done great harm to the
purity of thought in the minds of all people today, whether we
realize it or not. Such philosophies have done some of the greatest
harm and destruction to shipwreck THE Faith. The damage to faith,
and purity of thought, done by such modern philosophies is much
greater than most would likely imagine. Such philosophies have
turned the majority of educated people into practical atheists.
Bible translators since 1611 have all obviously been effected by
these faith-wrecking philosophies. We should see God's grace
manifested by His word being put into the future international
language of the last days all the way back in 1611. The translators
of the KJV Holy Bible had a much more Biblical outlook on God and
His Word than today's modern translators.
The more one studies, the more we see that God set up King James
according to Eccl 8:4 - Where the word of a king is, there is power:
and who may say unto him, What doest thou? The men whom the king did
choose had been called and chosen by God. Those chosen to translate
the KJV Holy Bible were some of the most learned and gifted men in
the world. There were fifty-four men chosen and forty-seven were
left to see the translation task to completion. There are a number
of good books written about the translators of the KJV Holy Bible
and at least portions of some of them are available on the internet.
You may well imagine how often the GJiGT has been accused
of "worshipping the translators," or worshiping the KJV Holy Bible.
The answer to that is Rom 13:7 Render therefore to all their dues:
tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom
fear; honour to whom honour. AND then give a little facts about
Modern bible CORRECTORS, true to the character of the first bible
corrector, who said, Yea, Hath God Said, try to lead people to
believe that the modern scholarship behind the new translations is
better than that of the KJV Holy Bible translators. Nothing could be
farther from the truth. The KJV Holy Bible translators were of such
outstanding ability it is very unlikely that in a world of six
billion today, that 50 such able pious men could be found. Anyone
would be seriously challenged to find a group of translators today
of any size, who could even equal the ability of FIVE of the men
chosen to work on the KJV Holy Bible translation. The 1611
bachelor's degree no doubt could out-think most of the doctors of
today in the field of language, and the 1611 doctors would no doubt
be considered language geniuses. John Boys had read the entire Bible
in Hebrew by the time he was six, having begun college at age
fourteen. However, much more important than their language abilities
was their faith and piety. They were all godly men who did believe
that they were translating the very words of God. They took that
sacred duty to which they were called most seriously.
Men with the memory like John Reynolds, or depth in the study of the
scriptures such as Thomas Holland, simply are not likely to be found
on planet earth in its current state of antichrist darkness.
Lancelot Andrews could teach at any university level, in Latin,
Greek, Hebrew, Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic, plus fifteen modern
languages, and was known to spend typically five hours every day in
prayer. There is a reality in today's world that is different from
the early seventeenth century. Today great ability and education may
often be found without meekness and humility. Meekness and humility
were genuine and highly regarded virtues in the early seventeenth
century. It is very evident that meekness and humility were common
character traits among the KJV Holy Bible translators. The evidence
of their piety and humility is clear when one reads the preface of
the 1611 KJV, better known as "The Translators To The Reader." Many
of the translators knew from experience what it meant to suffer for
Christ, enduring persecution earlier in their lives from Catholic
enemies of the gospel. The fires of persecution had refined many of
these men. The majority of them not only believed the words of
comfort in the scriptures; but, they had lived and known by
experience that truth. Who among today's modern bible CORRECTORS,
has that qualification of suffering for the sake of the Gospel. God,
the Holy Spirit, as the great project Superintendent, knew what He
was doing when He chose the time for His word to be perfected in
English and the men to do it.
The KJV Holy Bible translators, though they probably were, did NOT
HAVE TO BE "inspired," to be used to preserve the already "God-
breathed" word. Bible believers do not claim inspiration for the
translators. Believers know that only the WORDS, the scriptures, the
words are "given by inspiration." The fact that the KJV translators
did not claim perfection for their translation does NOT mean that it
cannot be perfect. God is by no means required to make the people
aware and know what He is doing through them. The Gospel writers
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John no where in their gospels say that
everything they are writing is scripture. Paul does not say in his
epistles, that he is writing is scripture, or speaking only the very
words of God. One should see how groundless such arguments really
are. God was using human writers to record His words, but they did
not always know it. There were times when the men through whom God
gave inspiration knew it to be so, but that was more often the
exception of scripture when it was being recorded, rather than the
rule. Why in vain imagination, in contradiction to the promise of
God, do men think it so strange or impossible for God to use the KJV
Holy Bible translators to preserve and PERFECT His word in all its
purity in English? I do not call that FAITH.
When these men began to translate in 1604 they were divided into six
committees. Each of the six committees worked on a section of the
Bible. Every member of each committee worked individually. After
each finished with his section, he brought it to his committee for
group examination. They would then all go over it together, and once
they agreed on the reading, they would send it to another committee
for their examination. In this manner the whole Bible was carefully
gone over at least FOURTEEN times.
Yes, a MINIMUM of FOURTEEN times. Fourteen is a multiple of seven
and two and its meaning is something to do with both numbers. Seven
is spiritual perfection, and two is difference. The DIFFERENCE
between the KJV Holy Bible and all of the profane bibles is
SPIRITUAL PERFECTION. It takes FOURTEEN generations to make a pure
thoroughbred. Thus fourteen could be spiritual difference, and
these days of STRONG DELUSION it indeed could mean the spiritual
difference between eternal life or death. Faith cometh by hearing and
hearing by the Word of God, not by hearing alternate renderings.
This process was done with all diligence, under the authorization of
the king, and took over seven years to complete. It is obvious these
men were devoted to making the translation as perfect and complete
as possible. In 1611, after a final examination, the work was
completed and sent to the printers. There have been editions, and
corrections of printing errors, and changes of print fonts, or type
set, but NO REVISIONS. Anyone saying there were revisions is NOT a
language scholar, not to know the difference between an edition and
There are a couple of
"church fathers" who were among the Greatest
Champions of Satan in history. We need to know something about them.
The first is Origen, who is the author of the LXX, or Septuagint,
and true father of the DAMNABLE Arian heresy. We should also know
about Origen's top student, Eusebius, who was Constantine's court
theologian. These two so-called "church fathers" are preeminent in
the subversion of THE Faith of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eusebius may be said to be the true father of both the Roman
Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, and even the
religion of Islam. ISLAM??? Yes, because it was the Roman pope who
put Mohammed in the Religion business in the Seventh Century
to "kill people of the book."
Origen is the church father of the Christianized version of the
Synagogue of Satan. It was not until the 4th century that it became
known as the Arian heresy, better known today, as the damnable
heresy of the Jehovah Witness Watchtower, or Christadelphians.
Sadly, the greatest revival of this damnable heresy is returning to
its roots, as the classic bible Synagogue of Satan. Today, this
greatest revival of the synagogue of Satan, sadly, is springing out
of the Messianic movement. One of the sad realities of the Messianic
movement today, is its failure to expose this damnable heresy for
what it is, just because it has a Hebrew Roots spin.
This damnable heresy denies that Yeshua is God the Son, the I AM,
the Creator as well as redeemer. This damnable heresy says that
Yeshua is NOT God, but a sort of second class god, and only Yahweh
is God. This is the classic biblical Synagogue of Satan. Perhaps the
most serious mess, of all the messy Messianic messes today, is the
freedom of such damnable heretic rabbis to subvert the souls of
those who have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
Today, many are shocked and left vulnerable by the truth of Jer
16:19. Sadly, because the damnable Arian heretics of the Synagogue
of Satan in the Messianic congregations are not challenged, many
zealous people are having their souls subverted, and faith
Origen denied that Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh. Origen denied
that Jesus Christ is the I AM, God the Son, both Creator and
Redeemer, both God and man. Origen adulterated the Gospel with pagan
philosophy. Origen indeed was the true father of the Arian damnable
heresy, and his student, Eusebius was perhaps its greatest promoter.
The Arian heresy is the official name finally given to the Synagogue
of Satan, which all of the Apostles earnestly contended against.
This MOST DAMNABLE of heresies denied that the Father AND the Son
were of the same substance. BOTH God, as God the Father, AND God the
Son. Origen was classically antichrist, denying the Father AND the
Son BOTH being God.
Origen's Christianity was a kind of Gnosticism that would have made
him a great Watchtower Jehovah's Witness today, except for his
belief in reincarnation. Origen's top student was, Eusebius,
Constantine's court theologian, and establisher of the Roman
Catholic religious paganization of Apostolic or biblical
Christianity. Eusebius, is also the father of the so-called Eastern
Orthodox Church. Eusebius, indirectly, through the Roman
Christianized pagan church he established, by the Roman pope, in the
seventh century, even shares the culpability in the set up of
Mohammed in the religion business of "killing people of the book."
The Septuagint is often called the LXX because of the myth that it
was the work of Seventy scholars out of Alexandria Egypt. The truth
regarding the Septuagint, is that it is 100% the work of Origen, the
father of the paganizing of Christianity, AND the modern Synagogue
of Satan. Do NOT put your faith in the FRAUD of the Septuagint.
Often one may find liars for hire today, bringing up verses like
John 6:45, where Jesus says, It is written in the prophets, And they
shall be all taught of God. This Old Testament quote is from Isaiah
54:13. The liar for hire "scholars" tell us that this phrasing by
Jesus Christ in this verse, proves that Jesus and his disciples used
the fictitious Septuagint, which they claim was written 200 to 400
years before Christ. The liar for hire claim that the Septuagint is
an "official" Greek translation of the Old Testament, that was
supposedly done around 250 BC by seventy-two Jewish scholars, is a
bald faced lie.
The liars for hire, further claim that Jesus, and the New Testament
writers all used the Greek Septuagint. The liars for hire say, this
is why there is often a difference between the wording of one of
Jesus' quotes and the exact wording of the particular Old Testament
passage He is quoting. This is a bald faced lie, that people of
faith should declare to be the lie that it is. The teaching of
Yeshua, and the record of the doctrine of Christ established by the
Apostles, was inspired by the Holy Ghost. The gospels and epistles
of the New Testament were written in Greek. ONLY Greek approaches
the fullness and precision required. Only Greek could make the
fullness of the revelation of Word of God clear, and precise. The
Hebrew, compared to Greek, is a simple language, which does NOT have
such capability for either fullness or precision. The fullness of
the revelation of God to man was in the person of Jesus Christ,
whose name is called the Word of God. That record of the fullness
and exactness of the revelation simply could NOT be made in Hebrew.
Hebrew is not nearly as full, or precise as Greek, from a purely
The FACT is, that there is NO MANUSCRIPT EVIDENCE, NONE, zero, zip,
nada, of the existence of a Greek translation of the Old Testament
prior to 150 BC. The one and ONLY piece of Greek Old Testament
before Christ, consists of nothing more than some portions of
Deuteronomy chapters 23-28. One can NOT, in truth, call parts of 5
chapters of Deuteronomy an 'entire' Old Testament!
Yet people are led to believe that one may go to a Christian
bookstore and purchase a 'genuine' copy of the Septuagint. The truth
regarding this fraud is that the Old Testament Greek translation
that is sold, as The Septuagint, was NEVER translated BEFORE the
time of Christ. It is nothing more than a copy of a work that Origen
did in the 3rd century AD. The Septuagint is, in fact, one of the
six columns of Origen's Hexapia. Origen was one of the most DAMNABLE
HERETICS of all of history. If anyone is in need of proof that the
Septuagint is totally a product of Origen, the great heretic, just
God's children should KNOW that the KJV Holy Bible is the only Holy
Bible. Soon there will be Hebrew spinning, damnable, heretic,
wolves, in rabbis clothing, who claim to have found an ancient
Hebrew gospel of either Matthew or Mark. Do NOT believe such wolves.
The New Testament was originally written in Greek. PERIOD. Anyone
saying otherwise is a LIAR, in ignorance gone to seed, and possibly
a damnable heretic trying to lead you to the Synagogue of Satan. The
classic biblical Synagogue of Satan say they are Jews, and are not.
No one can be a Jew, a God-Pleaser, who denies the Father AND the
Son. Anyone who denies the Father AND the Son is antichrist, and
anyone who is anti-Messiah, can NOT be a true Jew. You know they
will claim to be God pleasers, Rom 2:28-29, but are NOT, because by
leaving the doctrine of Messiah, they deny the Lord who bought them.
Such wolves may be expected to promote some fraudulent original
Hebrew or Aramaic gospel. Some of such damnable heretics may even
deny that the Apostle Paul, was truly an Apostle, writing by the
inspiration of the Holy Spirit. I have never come across one who
denies Paul's epistles as being Holy Scripture, who was not a
Be quick to demand from anyone seeking Messianic or Christian
fellowship, that they DO confess that "Jesus Christ IS come in the
flesh." And for that classic test of the Spirit, today, it MUST be
Jesus Christ, and not Yeshua, Yahshua, Y'shua or even
Yeshousheouryyysah. ANY reluctance to say Jesus Christ IS come in
the flesh, FAILS the test of the Spirit.
1 John 4:1-3 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out
into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that
confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And
every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the
flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof
ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the
1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the
Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father AND the Son.
2 John 7-11 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who
confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a
deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not
those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full
reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of
Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he
hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and
bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither
bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of
his evil deeds.
Did Come is true - But FAILS the test of the Spirit.
Has Come is true - But FAILS the test of the Spirit.
The only way of passing THE test of the Spirit is - Jesus Christ IS
come in the flesh. That IS come is very important. IS come, is a
confession that Jesus Christ IS the I AM, who spoke to Moses from
the burning bush, and wrote the 10 commandments in stone for Moses
with His Finger. That IS COME means that Jesus Christ is GOD the
Creator AND Redeemer, very God the Son of the Father, who took flesh
upon Himself to become the Lamb of God, the Perfect and ONLY
acceptable sin offering.
Ha Shem is as pleased with the Gentiles lifting up the name of
Yeshua as He is pleased by the Jews who lift up the name Jesus for
the sake of UNITY.
With confusion there is mental and heart disturbance, and people naturally come
short of the high standard of the Lord. Everything we have, or ever will have,
will be found here in the KJV Holy Bible. ALL things that pertain to life and
godliness, are in the Word of God, and heaven and earth is going to pass away,
but ONLY the Word of God will abide forever. All that God does for us, in us,
with us, through us, and to us, must come by the way of His Word. It is the only
material the Spirit of God uses to produce life, and to promote it. If it
pertains to life or godliness, just name it, and you can find it in the Holy
Consider the FIRST words ever spoken by Satan to humans. We do understanding that Satan is tops, when it comes to deceivers. Why Satan chose those particular first words should open our eyes. The first words Satan ever spoke to humans was – "Yea, hath God said?" In other words, Do we REALLY KNOW what God said? I say YES. I tell the devil, yes. I tell every deceived scholar deceiver, and so-called scholar and liar, YES.
I love them by telling any who would dare to question the integrity of the KJV Holy Bible, that they might go to hell. Go to hell? Yes. Because they could get their name taken out of the Lamb's book of life for taking something out of the Bible. I tell them the least they may expect is to get the last day plagues of the Bible added to them for adding to the Bible. I tell them that, without hesitation, because I love them. I tell them that, because of the understanding which the Holy Spirit gives of why the devil's first words to humankind, which the devil so hates, were – Yea, hath God said?
We should be able to understand WHY the chief enemy of God and man would want to do something to destroy the ONLY Holy Bible. We should understand why the devil would do everything in his power to keep humans from KNOWING what God said. The devil knows, and we should also know, that the Holy Bible can NOT be destroyed. There are too many parts of it in my heart and in your heart. Satan tried to destroy the Living Word. We do not see it on Christmas cards; however, that September or October night on the Feast of Tabernacles, when Jesus Christ was born, the devil was there. Yes,
Satan was in that stable with one third of the fallen angels whom he had dragged down, to devour the man child as soon as He was born. Rev. 12:5. No he could NOT do it. Satan was there when Jesus was born, with all of those demon fallen angels, for one purpose, to devour the man child. He could NOT do it.
Brethren, it is my solid contention that when Satan could NOT stop Jesus Christ at His birth, and he made his BIGGEST mistake ever at the cross. He really is finished and really has nothing left; because, our KING said IT IS FINISHED, on the Cross. Satan is in trouble, and he knows he is in trouble, when children of God can KNOW what God has said. The next most effective thing the devil could try to do is try to destroy the Written Word.
There will always be, this side of glory, things which appear in the KJV Holy Bible that we would not be able to tell fully the difference between the Living Word and the Written Word. You know that. John 14:6--"I am the life." John 6:63--"My words are life." Different life? No, it is the same life. You can NOT fully make a distinction because after all, the Written Word is the breath, inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, and Jesus Christ, is God come in the flesh. The Word was made flesh and came to earth and did dwell among men. Jesus Christ is the LOGOS, the Living Word of God, and the ONE whose Name is Called the Word of God.
The devil is too wise to try to destroy the Bible. He knows he can NOT. He can NOT destroy the Word of God. However, the devil can do a lot of things to try to make it less powerful. He can make it less accessible, and in just the last few years, has almost purged Europe of the KJV Holy Bible and faithful other language KJV translations. Satan can use the pride of religious leaders to sow doubt and confusion about the Holy Bible. Satan can use dishonest, proud, so- called scholars, to corrupt the word of God in the minds and hearts of God's people.
Brethren, there are only two ways the devil can corrupt the Holy Bible. It must be by either adding to the Scriptures, or by subtracting from the Scriptures. We should KNOW the devil is too wise to add, because those who have been in the Word for a long time would say, "Wait a minute; that is not in the Bible." So he subtracts from it. In the words of Dr. Logsdon, a true, great, and HONEST scholar, "The deletions are absolutely frightening."
In the so-called Revised Standard revisions of 1881 and 1901, we are told there are 5337 deletions, subtractions, things taken from the Words of God's book. It is done so subtly that very few would discover it. For instance, in the New American Standard, we are told that 34 times the word "Christ" is gone. When you are reading through, you perhaps would not miss many of them. But it is likely that some of us might miss perhaps 10 or 12 times, the word "Lord" is gone, out of the 438 times that Lord is removed in the NASV. For example, if one were looking at what the Lord Jesus said when he was being tempted by Satan, "Get thee behind me, Satan," if you have a New American Standard, you would not even find it. It is not even in there. And there are so many such deletions.
Brethren, these men are supposed to be scholars. Scholars, of all people, are supposed to know better. So here is how they avoid the heat of KNOWN deletions, or subtractions, or taking away from the words of the Bible. Sadly, the result is that of FURTHER blinding the minds and hearts of people. The worst form of deceit is willful intent to deceive. Scholars should not be allowed to plead ignorance. The bible tells us to let the ignorant be ignorant. However, the ignorant scholar, is a different matter. True scholars are supposed to have STUDIED to resolve their ignorance and be able to help others regarding ignorance. A true bible scholar, according to 2 Tim 2:15, will have studied to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The duty of the man of God, who has studied to show himself approved unto God, is to tell the ignorant bible scholar who has NOT studied to show himself approved unto God, that he should be ASHAMED. Such ignorant scholars should be so ashamed that they would be forced to get an honest job. Yet, all of us have seen enough of the profane bibles to know that when there is an omission or a deletion, something taken away, that might be observed, they put in the margin, "Not in the oldest manuscripts."
The willful deceit is there, and should be obvious when the so-called scholars do NOT tell you, what those oldest manuscripts are. What oldest manuscripts? Or they say, "Not in the best manuscripts." What are the best manuscripts? They do NOT tell you. You see how subtle that is? The average man sees a little note in the margin which says "not in the better manuscripts" and he takes for granted, they are scholars, and they must know, and then he goes on. That is how easily one can be deceived. I hope you can understand why God said, ALL liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire. Those scholars are not scholars, they are LIARS. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Someone should love them enough to tell them.
Brethren, this is about the weightiest of matters NOW. From now on it is about FAITH. Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find FAITH on the earth? God's people will hear the heart cry of our Lord. It is REAL Faith that honors God and will see His exceeding great mighty power manifest to save, spare, and keep His people in this antichrist war on the Saints. Real Faith KNOWS what God said, and is fully determined to DO what God said, just because God said so. That is real faith and the rest is vain, powerless, phony baloney religion. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God, and not by the words of deceivers.
There are many very good reasons why God's people MUST stand for the integrity of the Holy Bible, and not accept the profane version bibles. Then it will be necessary to get some history and facts regarding how God, by His Holy Spirit, did perform the promise of His Word to be inspired, preserved, and purified, so that His people may KNOW they have the MORE SURE Word of God. God's people who KNOW the Holy Bible, by the Holy Spirit of Truth, will be able to battle the devil just as our Lord demonstrated. "It is written - It is written - It is written in the KJV Holy Bible.
1 Cor 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that
there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the
same mind and in the same judgment.
Different bibles cause widespread confusion. The different profane bible versions were necessary, and used by Satan to facilitate the great falling away from THE Faith. Today, religious people are found to be ever learning; but, never able to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH. 2 Tim 3:7. A big part of this problem is because, today, the majority are in the middle of the great falling away from the faith. Everywhere one will hear - What do you think of this? What do you think of that?
Brethren, IF we will have FAITH we MUST KNOW. Thinking is not what FAITH is about. Lest anyone misunderstand, FAITH is NOT the absence of reason, but is the Highest Act of Reason. 1 Cor 8:2 And if any man THINK that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. Brethren, FAITH is based on KNOWING what God said. We do KNOW, and not think we know, that different bibles cause people to THINK they know. We KNOW that different bibles undermine people's ability to KNOW that they KNOW, by the God promised More Sure Word of God, quickened, and given UNDERSTANDING, by God's Holy Spirit of Truth.
Different bibles discourage bible memorization. The word of God is powerful, and the only offensive weapon of spiritual warfare. How many people are highly motivated to memorize scripture, because there are many bible versions? Simple answer is NO ONE. How many would be motivated to memorize scripture, if every church, and every pulpit, had the same More Sure word of the Holy Bible? The simple answer then, would be Everyone. Many would be more motivated to memorize scripture if there were only ONE Holy Bible being used.
If people are taught to go to a different bible version, or go to the Greek, or go to the Hebrew, INSTEAD OF BEING TAUGHT TO GO TO THE HOLY GHOST FOR UNDERSTANDING, THEY ARE BEING TAUGHT WRONG. That is NOT what Jesus taught. Such deceivers are feathering their own nest, building their own empire, and should be ashamed, regarding such teaching to go to the Hebrew or Greek, rather than the Holy Ghost.
The real problem is that religious and rebellious spirit bound churchmen hate reproof. That is a sign of the times, that people hate reproof, and do not receive reproof as an excellent oil. Most today, in the great falling away, are unteachable, and unreprovable, and will not receive correction. Therefore they go, and are taught to go, and teach to go, to the WRONG place for UNDERSTANDING. Prov 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. We need to KNOW and memorize the Word of God, and with only ONE Holy Bible that great need regarding FAITH is encouraged. And more than one bible discourages that great need regarding faith.
Brethren, a good concordance is a very good thing to have. The Strong's and Young's concordance for the KJV Holy Bible has stood the test of time and study. The modern bibles necessitate the need of new concordances. There was a time when I presumed a need for a good reference bible. Indeed the bible is the best commentator on the bible. Now, I know better than to presume a need for a reference bible. Now I prefer the Holy Ghost over any common tater. A good concordance is helpful. To me, the best bible would have no room for comments, and a whole lot of room for a big concordance.
I wonder how we the sheeple, the vast majority of those who would dare to call themselves Christians, could be so dumbed down to tolerate the very idea of different bibles? Yet, we see an ever increasing stream of otherwise intelligent people, who fail to see the LOGICAL FALLACY in the very idea of different bibles. The duty of the priest, and He hath made us priests, past tense, is to separate the Holy from the profane. Why does it not seem number one priority, for otherwise intelligent priests, to have the separation of holy from profane bibles, at the top of their list? A good priest gets his prayers answered. Maybe that is why so few people, now days see the sick healed, the dead raised, and the grace of God being manifest as sinners find repentance.
How could one question that the profane bibles provide opportunity for perverting the truth? There are all these translations and versions, each one trying to get a little different slant from the others. They must make it different, because if it is NOT different, they can not get it copyrighted. Hummmm. There is your real answer brethren, the love of money is the root of all evil. Yes, the profane bibles are evil because they are NOT the God promised Holy Bible. By the grace of God, we will seek to prove that, as we let the deceived scholar deceiver, mock, and scorn all the way to the Judgment seat of Christ. There and then we shall see who has the last laugh. It is simple fact, that the different versions give great opportunity for the devil to slip in his perverting influence of evil.
How could anyone deny that many translations make teaching of the Bible difficult? Picture the mathematics teacher trying to teach how to solve a particular math problem when his students in the classroom have eight or ten different textbooks? Do you see how foolish the idea of different bibles really is? How would you teach math, or science like that?
Different bibles produce all sorts of vain and profitless and faithless arguments. Everyone is wanting to say this or that is better or more accurate and most of those doing the arguing, if they have studied, have not studied to be approved unto God, but studied to be approved unto men. Many think they know why some version would be more accurate. The man studied to be approved unto God KNOWS which one is more accurate. The man of God, who is studied to be approved unto God, regarding Holy and profane bibles, also knows to expect to be attacked by those who have studied to be approved unto men, rather than God, on the subject.
Different bibles ALWAYS raise question regarding the integrity of the Word of God. Different bibles cause people to wonder - How can we know that we have the whole truth? The answer will not be only by study; but, will be by FAITH, simply by believing God. That deserves some explanation. John 16:13 When he the Spirit of Truth is come he will guide you into - how much truth? You KNOW by FAITH from the Word given life and UNDERSTANDING by the Holy Spirit - ALL TRUTH. We do KNOW the Holy Spirit ALWAYS gets His job done. We are the ones that quench, and fail to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit; because, we refuse to turn at His reproof. We have to have all truth for Him to lead us into all truth. Whether you take offense or not, the truth must be told. If we could hear His voice, we would have no trouble learning His Word from the Authorized Version.
Brethren, you might not be able to answer the arguments, and since you are dealing with vain and often religious and rebellious spirit bound churchmen, you will not be able to answer them. People believe what they CHOOSE to believe. Many people are very good at asking questions which they know you can not answer. Brethren, you do not need to defend yourself, and you CERTAINLY DO NOT need to defend God's Word. Do NOT defend it; you do NOT need to defend it. You MOST CERTAINLY do NOT need to apologize for it. Just ask - Did this version, or this translation, come down through the Roman or Alexandrian stream? If so, I just do NOT want it.
You can say whatever you want to say about Erasmus, but if it is not based 100% upon the RECEIVED TEXTS, or what is also known as the Majority Texts, I will have nothing to do with it; because, I know that anyone taking away the words of the scripture may have their name blotted out of the Lamb's book of life. Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Brethren we have had the KJV Holy Bible, the only bible sprinkled by the blood of the martyrs, for almost 400 years now. In 25 years of casting out devils in the Name of Jesus, by the power of the Blood of Yeshua, the only bible the devils fear is the KJV Holy Bible. The KJV Holy Bible has been tested as no other piece of literature has ever been tested.
Word by word; syllable by syllable. To this day, no one has ever found any wrong doctrine in it. That is the MAIN THING.
Sadly, people insist on going outside of the Word of God in their seeking of KNOWLEDGE. This reality is also a sign of the times. Because of that, in these last days of strong delusion, there are 3 characters of church history, outside of the bible, that every child of God needs to know something about. There are 2 bad guys that are champions of Satan, specifically the first pope, Constantine, and his court theologian Eusebius. The one good guy Erasmus, the champion of the Word and Spirit of Truth, can whip them both every time.
Constantine was the first pope. Tell your
Roman Catholic friends that it is a BIG LIE that Peter was the first pope. It is
most likely that Peter, the Apostle to the Jews, never set foot in Rome.
The first pope's history was Constantine's history, all the way back in the 4th century. Roman Catholic so-called Christianity roots go NO FARTHER back than the 4th century. That was when Constantine, the Old Pagan Emperor Wolf, wanted to cloak himself in Christian terminology sheep's clothing. The Roman Empire was coming apart at the seams. His Roman emperor predecessors were doing the thing the devil just can not learn to stop. Because the devil comes only to kill and destroy. The Roman emperors were good at killing and destroying. The devil just loves to kill so much, he just can not control himself. He never seems to learn that killing Christians is like dumping gasoline on a fire.
The Roman emperors' killings of Christians resulted in half of the empire being Christian instead of pagan in only about 300 years. And within 300 years after the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the empire was literally coming apart at the seams.
The smart politician that Constantine was, caused him to know the best way to subdue the Christians was to pretend to be one. The tactic works amazingly well today. After 1500 years one would think the Christians would know better. Can anyone think of any great political men today who follow Constantine's example, to pretend to be a Christian, to advance their antichrist agenda? Christians are people of faith, that means they are trusting people. Christians want to believe good about people. Christians do not covet, or envy, and rejoice when others are blessed and prosper. Christians are not at all like the Roman emperors, or today's antichrist globalist control freaks who worship Lucifer. That is why some of the greatest deceivers will pretend to be Christians. That is what moves God to wrath, when men do that. Rom 1:18.
Constantine's kingdom was threatened, so as much as they may have hated to stop the killing of Christians, Constantine had to pretend to join them. In Constantine's empire there were those who held to the Babylon doctrine of the mother and child worship, and queen of heaven worship, celebrating Tamus the sun god's birthday on December 25 and Eastarte's fertility goddess festival at Easter. They had celebrated Dec 25 and Easter all of their life, as the pagans had always done, for a thousand years before Christ. In order to hold the Roman empire together, Constantine figured, that since his predecessor, Diocletian, had been so passionate about burning Scriptures, that the time was right to invent a Roman Holy Book, that would satisfy both sides, thereby eliminating the threat of the destruction of his empire.
Constantine called upon Eusebius, the top student of Origin. Origin was the so-called "Church Father" who believed that Christ was a created being, like the Jehovah's Witnesses, and other damnable Arian heretics of today. Watch out when the appeal is made to the "Church Fathers" rather than the Word of God. Eusebius, as Origin's top student, did NOT believe that The Lord Jesus Christ was God the Son, the Creator as well as Redeemer. In the huge volumes of Eusebius' writings, one does not find where the Jesus of Eusebius, is called God, or Theos, in the Greek in which he wrote.
It really is interesting how Eusebius covered for his MOST DEADLY DAMNABLE Heresy. As Constantine's top theologian, he simply executed and exiled the Sabelians. Sabelius was kin to the UPC's and other oneness folk in modern time. Then, as now, Unitarians for the most part, are simple heretic deniers of the biblical doctrine of the Trinity. The bible makes the clear distinction between simple heretics and damnable heretics. The oneness deniers of the biblical doctrine of the Trinity, are simple heretics, who are bound by antichrist religious demon spirits. But the oneness folk, who know Jesus as BOTH Creator and Redeemer, are NOT DAMNABLE HERETICS like Eusebius, Origin, and Arius. Arius was the man after whom the DAMNABLE HERESY OF EUSEBIUS was officially named. The damnable heresy of Eusebius still survives to this day in such groups as the Jehovah Witnesses and Christadelphians, that deny that Jesus is God. There is a covert modern Messianic version of this DAMNABLE HERESY OF EUSEBIUS, that may be the most seductive and deadly of all time, and is the classic Synagogue of Satan, about which we are warned in Rev 2:9 and 3:9.
To be sure, UPC's and other Unitarian or oneness professors are heretic; but, they are NOT damnable heretics. They are antichrist religious spirit demon bound brethren in trouble. They should be given no place of recognition or authority, because of their heresy. However, they are brethren in trouble. They are not like the damnable heretic Jehovah Witness and others who deny that Jesus is God.
All should be aware that the modern Messianic spin of this Jehovah Witness damnable heresy, may be the most deadly form of this deadly demonic damnable heresy in history. The Messianic spin of this age old damnable heresy, forms the classic biblical Synagogue of Satan. Be very careful to be sure, that any so-called Messianic rabbis, have NO PROBLEM saying - Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh. If they are Messianic, as much as they may love to say Yeshua, or Yahshua, or Y'shuah, or Yahashuoushouah – They MUST be able to say Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh, without the slightest hesitation or hitch. Otherwise, they should NOT be extended fullness of Christian
fellowship. THIS IS NOT A LITTLE DEAL.
1 John 4:1-3 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
That "IS" is very important. It means Jesus Christ IS The I AM who spoke to Moses from the burning bush. It means that, by His Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ dwells in those who are truly born again, and have the right and privilege to surname themselves Israel. Has come, Did come, Will come, all are true; nevertheless, all of those FAIL the TEST of the spirit. And Jesus is STILL a wonderful and powerful name, just as well as Yeshua The Messiah. If one can speak English, that one seeking Christian fellowship, should have NO trouble saying, Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh, even if they normally prefer to call Him Yeshua. For the test of the spirit, it should be, and can ONLY be, Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh.
1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus IS THE Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father AND the Son.
2 John 9-11 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father AND the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
This is also another reason to INSIST that the KJV Holy Bible be the pulpit bible, or bema bible, ESPECIALLY in Messianic congregations.
Eusebius brought into being a bible, for his boss the First Pope, Roman Emperor Constantine The Great. Since the biblical doctrine of the Trinity was so firmly established, among ALL believers in Yeshua the Messiah, Eusebius's bible could not attack the New Testament doctrine of the apostles regarding the Trinity. Anyone who says the Trinity was a Roman Catholic invention is very misinformed. If Eusebius could have done away with the biblical doctrine of the Trinity, he sure would have. He was slick as Constantine, and much more so in religious deception. In fact, Eusebius hid his damnable Arian heresy by pretending to defend the New Testament doctrine of the Trinity, because the biblical doctrine of Trinity taught by Christ and His apostles was so FIRMLY established.
Always be aware, and remember that Eusebius
and Origin did NOT believe that Yeshua was God. To cover for that DAMNABLE
heresy, he pretended to defend the Trinity doctrine, which he also hated.
However, the biblical doctrine of the Trinity so FIRMLY established by the
Apostles, it would be the pretense of defending the biblical doctrine of the
Trinity, by which he would protect himself with his MOST DAMNABLE heresy. So he
exiled and executed the oneness Sabelians; because, they openly denied the New
Testament Trinity doctrine. Indeed, that was the cover Eusebius used for his
dangerous, deadly, and damnable heresy, came to be known as the Arian heresy. In fact, Eusebius got that damnable Arian heresy so firmly established, by killing the oneness folk, that it took the best minds of the church over 300 years after Eusebius, to quell the
Arian heresy, which still survives to this day, in groups like the Jehovah Witnesses and Christadelphians.
Sadly, the most seductive and captivating form of the DAMNABLE Arian heresy, is when a Messianic, or Hebrew spin, rather than Greek spin, is put on it.
Rome became the capitol of the Church because the Roman Emperor made his Christian terminology sun worship, the state religion of the Roman Empire. The Roman Catholics can go ahead and scream bloody murder; but, Peter was NOT the first pope. The first pope was Constantine, and Constantine never surrendered his title of Pontifus Maximus, or supreme high priest of paganism. Any good scholarship, outside of Roman Catholic control, would say it is very unlikely Peter ever even visited Rome. However, Rome was the headquarters of this new religion of Christian terminology paganism.
Therefore, Rome was where all religious
writings were to be collected and any work on religious books in the Roman
empire would most likely be done there. It is certain that Rome did have the two
copies of those bibles that Eusebius put together for Constantine,
and the Roman Empire state religion. Those are some of the oldest of anything that might be called bibles with the New Testament.
Those who would suggest that the Septuagint
Greek bible out of the Alexandria Egypt, hot bed of heretics, was produced
before the second century AD, at the very earliest, have been deceived.
The two bibles that Eusebius put together are sometimes simply called A and B. More properly, they are called the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus. Yes, they were produced shortly after Diocletian's great bible burnings, and are still in the custodial care of Rome. Now almost all of our revisions, or so-called modern translations, come through that stream. ALL MODERN TRANSLATIONS SINCE THE KJV HOLY BIBLE, ALL USE THOSE CORRUPT ROMAN AND ALEXANDRIAN TEXT STREAMS TO GREATER OR LESSER EXTENTS. There truthfully and simply are the false and the true streams of manuscripts. It really is as simple as that. The KJV is the ONLY Holy Bible 100% free of the false text streams, since 1611. And either the manuscripts come through the false stream, of Rome and Alexandria, or they come through the text stream of God's promise, by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost.
When people speak of the oldest manuscripts, they usually mean the A and the B, the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus. But nobody has seen Vaticanus. Vaticanus has been under lock and key in Rome. The only copies of Vaticanus that anyone has, are the copies that Rome decided to give to the outside world. Maybe you trust Rome. I do not. And do not falsely accuse me of being a Catholic hater. I love Catholics. I was born into a Catholic family, and most all of my family are Catholic. Would to God that they could all come out of that black witchcraft religion, and get to KNOW the Lord Jesus Christ.
As far as Codex B, or Vaticanus, no one outside of Rome's control, has ever seen Codex B, Vaticanus. Maybe they were allowed to see just a page or two through a glass case. However, that is not going to be enough to establish how faithful the entire text is. So here we have the stream of manuscripts of Greek texts, coming down through the "custodial care" of Rome. And if it is in the custodial care of Rome, I do NOT want anything to do with it. No Christian should base their faith on anything under Rome's custodial care.
I will NOT argue with the deceived deceivers. I will simply tell them they could go to hell, because their name could be blotted out of the Lamb's book of life, for taking away ANY of the words of God's bible. I let them mock, scoff, and scorn. We will see who has the bigger smile at the Judgment Seat of Christ. I do NOT argue with them anymore. However, I will simply ask them - On what manuscript, or manuscripts, is this version based? And if it is based upon a manuscript that came down through the Eusebius, Roman or Alexandrian streams, AND EVERY SO-CALLED BIBLE SINCE THE KJV DOES, TO SOME EXTENT, then I do NOT want anything to do with it. No informed or faithful Christian should.
Brethren that eliminates EVERY other English bible, other than the KJV Holy Bible, produced since 1611. Yes, there really is ONLY ONE Holy Bible. We should know that like we know there is only ONE Holy God. We still have NO reason to doubt that the KJV Holy Bible we hold in our hands, is the very word of God, preserved for us in the English language. The authority for the KJV Holy Bible's purity, and CERTAINTY of TRUTH, is not in the first printing of the King James Version in 1611, or in the character of King James I, or in the scholarship of the 1611 translators, or in the literary accomplishments of Elizabethan England, or even in the Greek Received Text. Our authority for the infallible words of the English Bible lies in the power and promise of God, to preserve His
Word! God has the power. We have His Word.
In the words of a better and more honest scholar than you are ever likely to find this side of glory, one whose INTEGRITY is beyond all KJV detractors put together, a man who PAID a price to tell the truth that the KJV mockers, scoffers, and faithless pseudo scholars could not imagine - "You can say the Authorized Version (KJV) is absolutely correct. How correct? 100% correct! I believe the Spirit of God led the translators of the (KJV) Authorized Version. If you must stand against everyone else, stand." Dr. Frank Logsdon, Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the New American Standard Version.
It is important in these days of strong delusion to know of a great hero of THE Faith named Erasmus, born in 1466, and died in 1536. Erasmus was used so greatly by God, that it is important for everyone to know a little about this great man of God, and why he is important today. Erasmus was a man that many honest scholars, say was the wisest man, this side of Solomon, that ever lived. It was said that he could do ten days work in one day. It is a matter of record that he was fluent in more than eighteen different languages, likely more fluent in them than we are in the English native language.
As a result of both of his parents dying of the plague, Desiderius Erasmus and his brother, were sent to a monastery, at a young age. It was obvious that Erasmus was a very intelligent boy. He chose to be an Augustinian because they had the best library at that time. His behavior was not typical of those in the Augustinian order. Though he was ordained, he chose never to really function as a priest.
Historically he was one of the most prolific writers of all times. He was a professor of divinity at Cambridge, and was also offered many positions of honor and profit in the academic world. He declined all of them on one good reason or another. The pope even offered to make him a cardinal if he would NOT write the Greek text of the New Testament, which he obviously, by FAITH, KNEW that he was called by God, to do.
In addition to England and France, he lived for different lengths of time in Italy, Belgium, and Switzerland. Erasmus was ordered by the Church to return to the monastery, and sought, and received, a dispensation from Pope Leo X, which granted him the privilege of remaining in the world. Erasmus was called to use his learning in a purification of the Christian doctrine. His life effort was that of setting the captives free of the bondage in the institutions of Christianity. He began as a scholar, trying to free the methods of scholarship from the rigidity and formalism of medieval traditions; but, was not satisfied with this. He conceived of himself as, above all else, a preacher of righteousness. He was convinced that sound doctrine, preaching righteousness, and having the scriptures available to the common man and masses, was needed to regenerate Europe. He believed that Christian principles of the scriptures needed to be applied frankly, and fearlessly, to the administration of public affairs in Church and State.
Erasmus was a marked individual, as the world
would say. People of FAITH know that Erasmus was called by God. He kept himself
free from all entangling obligations; yet he was, in a unique true sense, the
center of the literary movement of his time. In his correspondence, he put
himself in touch with more than five hundred men of most
influence and importance in the world of politics and of thought. His advice on all kinds of subjects was eagerly sought, and readily followed. That makes lots of enemies as well as friends.
Erasmus courageously opposed the unlawful practices of the Roman Church. He rebuked and admonished the pope, the priesthood, and sinful practices of the monks. He constantly attacked sexual sins within the clergy. He demonstrated exceptional courage, speaking out with boldness against the cruelty with which the Roman Catholic Church dealt with so called "heretics." His tract "Against the Barbarians" was directed against the open wickedness of the Roman Catholic Church.
He was a constant critic of Pope Julius and the corrupt papal rule and government. He often compared the crusade leading Pope Julius to Julius Caesar, with sayings such as "How truly is Julius playing the part of Julius." A couple more famous quotes are "This monarchy of the Roman pontiff is the pest of Christendom," and the church should "get rid of the Roman See." It was fairly common knowledge that Erasmus anonymously wrote the harshly critical satire, in which Pope Julius was portrayed as going to Hell. He was offered a bishopric in hopes that it would silence his criticism, and he flatly rejected the bribe.
Erasmus published five editions of the New Testament in Greek. The pope literally offered to make him a cardinal, as a bribe, if Erasmus would NOT publish the New Testament in Greek. He did not take the bribe from the pope. Erasmus' New Testament in Greek editions were brought out in 1516, 1519, 1522, 1527 and 1535. His first two editions did not contain I John 5:7 although the reading had been found in MANY non-Greek texts dating back as early as 150 A.D.
Erasmus always wanted to include the verse; but, knew the conflict that would rage if he did so, without at least one Greek manuscript for authority. Following the publication of his second edition, he said that he would include I John 5:7 in his next edition if just
one Greek manuscript could be found which contained it. Opponents of the reading today, wrongly charge that the two manuscripts found, had been specially produced just to oblige Erasmus' request; but, this charge has NEVER been validated and certainly was not held at the time of Erasmus' work.
The Roman Catholic Church criticized his works for his refusal to use Jerome's Latin translation, a translation that he said was inaccurate. He opposed Jerome's translation in two vital areas.
He had found that the Greek text had been corrupted as early as the fourth century. He knew that Jerome's translation had been based solely on the Alexandrian manuscript, Vaticanus, written in the fourth century, and by the best guess it was the work of Eusebius.
Therefore, Erasmus also differed with Jerome
on the translation of certain passages which were vital to the claimed authority
of the Roman Catholic Church. Jerome translated Matthew 4:17 as: "Do penance,
for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand." Erasmus translated as: "Be penitent for
the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Erasmus was also a strong defender of both Mark 16:9-21 and John 8:1-12. He had courage, integrity, and faithfulness, which modern day scholars can not seem to find. Possibly, Erasmus' greatest gift to mankind was his attitude toward the common man. In the rigidly "classed" society in which he lived, he was a tireless advocate of putting the Scriptures in the hands of the common man.
While Jerome's Latin had been translated at the bidding of the Roman hierarchy, Erasmus translated his Latin with the express purpose of putting it into the hands of the common people of his day. The Roman Catholic Church knew this could be dangerous to its plan to control the masses.
Erasmus is quoted as saying, "Do you think that the Scriptures are fit only for the perfumed?" He boldly stated that he longed to see the Bible in the hands of "the farmer, the tailor, the traveler and the Turk." Later, to the astonishment of his upper classed
colleagues, he added "the prostitutes and the pimps" to that declaration.
One of the greatest passions of his life was the desire to see the Bible in the hands of all of God's people, poor and rich alike. It is no surprise at all, that God was to use Erasmus' Greek text for the basis of the English Bible that was translated with the common man in mind, the King James Version Holy Bible. The KJV Holy Bible is the promised 7th purification of the word of God, which was promised in Psalm 12:6-7. Erasmus' Greek "Textus Receptus", AKA the Majority Text, is the ONLY Greek text which agrees with itself, within itself 100%, without conflicts or discrepancies. By comparison with more modern Greek texts, specifically Westcott and Hort's, do NOT agree within itself about 3,000 times in the gospels alone.
The Textus Receptus, or Received Texts, which Erasmus translated, was the first attempt on the part of a most competent, independent, scholar, free from all entangling obligations, to determine what the writers of the New Testament had actually said. NO ONE EVER, IN ALL HISTORY, WAS BETTER EQUIPPED TO DO THAT. Strange how much the Roman Catholic Church hates this greatest Greek and Hebrew and Latin
scholar of all time. It becomes especially strange when he dedicated his work of the Textus Receptus, to Pope Leo X. as a patron of learning. Erasmus himself regarded this work, to produce the Textus Receptus, as his greatest service to the cause of a sound Christianity.
The Latin New Testament, based upon the Textus Receptus of Erasmus, was quickly translated into the common languages of the European peoples. This very much pleased Erasmus, that the New Testament was quickly being put into the language of the peoples of Europe.
Erasmus is said to have laid the egg that
Luther hatched. Erasmus half admitted the truth of the charge; but, said he had
expected quite another kind of a bird. The reformers were armed with Erasmus'
Bible, his writings and his attitude of resistance to Roman Catholic
intimidation. Of Luther he said, "I favor Luther as much as I can, even if my
cause is everywhere linked with his." He wrote several letters on Luther's
behalf, and wholeheartedly agreed with him, that salvation was entirely by
grace, not works. However, Luther never was more out gunned by any opponent, of
all those Luther ever
While some of his disputes with Luther were white hot, Erasmus refused pressure by his Roman Catholic superiors to denounce Luther as a heretic. If Erasmus had turned the power of his pen on Luther, it would have caused far more damage than the powerless threats of the pope and his imps. His big disagreement with Luther regarded Luther's doctrine of predestination. Of their disagreements, that was the only one which ever caused him to criticize Luther with pen and ink. Erasmus and Luther had some wall quaking debates.
Erasmus' greatest point of dissension, with the Roman Church, was over its doctrine of salvation through works, and the dogma of the Church, which clearly departed from the teaching of Jesus and the Apostles.
He taught that salvation was a personal matter between the individual and God, and was by faith alone. The gospel to which Erasmus referred is well summarized by this quote. "Our hope is in the mercy of God and the merits of Christ." Of Jesus Christ he stated, "He nailed our sins to the cross, sealed our redemption with his blood."
He boldly stated that no rites of the Church were necessary for an individual's salvation. "The way to enter paradise," he said, "is the way of the penitent thief, say simply, Thy will be done. The world to me is crucified and I to the world."
His life was one characterized by LOVE for Truth, and Defense of the Truth, regardless of personal risk. He was not an hireling, and could not be bought. He ranks preeminent among the greatest linguists and scholars of Greek and Latin. Faith, truth, courage, genuine humility, private rather than public piety, was the character of his life. He had uncommon, and almost unique in his time, respect for all men, regardless of wealth or power.
It seems, that not even the pope, wanted to attack Erasmus publicly, though the private attacks were countless. A testimony to Erasmus' love for TRUTH came twenty-three years after his death. It was by Pope Paul IV in the zeal of the Roman Catholic reaction against the Reformation. Erasmus' writings were honored with a distinguished place on the Index of prohibited books, and his name has generally had an evil sound in Roman Catholic ears.
Sometimes it astonishes me how any so-called Protestant or Evangelical could possibly speak against this man whom Rome so hated and vilified. How could you speak against a man, claiming that he is Roman, when he turned down the offer of a cardinalship bribe, and campaigned against the liturgy of the Catholic Church, and was detested by the Roman Catholics because of the truth regarding their corruption? If the pope says to detest someone, that is what Roman Catholics do, but Evangelical Protestants? The pope knew that all of the entire Roman Catholic Church could not withstand the Holy Spirit empowerment, talent, courage, and faithfulness of this one man.
The British government offered him one of the highest positions possible in the British commonwealth, at his own price, and he turned it down. Germany did the same thing. Again he turned it down; because, he believed God had called him to bring about the pure Greek text.
The extraordinary popularity of his books in spite of the Roman Catholic ban, has been shown in the immense number of editions and translations that have appeared from the sixteenth century until now.
One of the reasons Loyola's Jesuits came into being, and what continues to be one of their main projects, was to somehow undermine, and as much as possible, destroy the Erasmus text. Why? Because the Word of God, which the Holy Ghost was preserving and glorifying worked so powerfully through Erasmus. The Jesuits will do, and have done everything humanly and demonically possible, to get rid of Erasmus' Textus Receptus. It is stated in the Jesuit formation goals and purpose. And this is their pledge. You can go to the library and check this out. The Jesuits said, "In order to supplant the Erasmus text we'll send our men to Protestant seminaries, Protestant Bible schools; we'll get them into teaching positions in seminaries; we'll get them into pulpits of churches." To do what? The whole Jesuit aim around the world, is to destroy the Erasmus text, and the KJV Authorized Version, the ONLY Holy Bible, which of course came from the Erasmus text.
If the just shall live by faith, where do we get faith? Romans 10:17- Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Brethren, we should understand that FAITH comes by hearing the Word of God and NOT BY HEARING ALTERNATE RENDERINGS. Yea, hath God said? - the question continues to ring from pulpits everywhere. If one is going to have pure faith, one simply has to have the pure Word of God. Does that NOT make sense? God raised up Erasmus to bring about what was called the pure Greek text, and had it completed when Luther came thundering forth "the just shall live by faith." He had the Greek text of Erasmus to translate. Erasmus laid the egg and Luther hatched it. Just at the right time he had the text, and all he had to do was to translate it into German.
Perhaps you have been given a different report on this man Erasmus. That should change as you read the results of his greatest work, The Received Texts, which was used to produce the KJV Holy Bible. I KNOW bad opinions regarding this man; but, even the Roman Catholics would change if they were simply to read the KJV Holy Bible, and continue to read it every day. The key-note of Erasmus', life, writings, and work is sincerity, integrity, and courage. The chief evil of the day, he says, "is formalism, a respect for traditions, a regard for what other people think essential; but, never a thought of what the true teaching of Christ may be. The remedy is for every man to ask himself at each point: what is the essential thing? and to do this without fear."
Brethren, you can say the Authorized Version is absolutely correct. How correct? 100% correct! Because biblical correctness is based upon doctrinal accuracy. Not one enemy of the KJV Holy Bible, the book that God promised as the seventh purification of His word, has ever proved a wrong doctrine in the KJV Holy Bible. You will never find anyone's intellect being frustrated and defeated because he believed the KJV Holy Bible. You simply never will. Yet the deceived scholars, with profane bibles, who say, "well in the Hebrew or in the Greek it says thus and so," are frustrated and embarrassed every day, by children with the KJV Holy Bible and the faith of a child. Such people simply say, but sir, the KJV Holy Bible says this. About the 3rd time the simple child says it, the deceived deceiver with the profane bible, is looking for a place to hide, and wishing he had never tried to go to the Greek or Hebrew. One would think that more of the deceived scholar deceivers, rabbis, potentates, and pooh-bahs, would understand how successful that the Jesuits had been on their seminaries and seminary professors. The point is all the more profound, as we see how God protects His children, with their KJV's and childlike faith in KNOWING God Said So, from the deceived scholar deceivers.
You have never heard of anyone, at anytime going astray, who embraced the precepts of the KJV Holy Bible, and you never will. Many is the deceived scholar deceiver, who has been humiliated by the child with FAITH and the KJV Holy Bible. Do not be timid about saying, "Well, if the Authorized Version was good enough for Paul it's good enough for me." When they finish laughing at you, then just say, go ahead and laugh. But if this is the Word of God, and Paul had the Word of God, then things equal to the same thing are equal to each other. Brethren, we do literally have the Book that Paul had, and the one we now have is even BETTER.
There are places where we see astonishing proof that the Spirit of God led the translators of the KJV, like the word Easter in Acts 12:4. ONLY the KJV has it right. It is laughable how some pseudo scholars would dare to attack the KJV because the KJV is the only translation that CORRECTLY translated pascha, as it had to be, in order to be correct, in just that one verse out of the 29 occurrence of the word pascha. To read the biographies of the KJV translators is also time well spent. They were mighty men of God; spent as much as five hours daily in prayer; and some of them knew over twenty languages.
People of FAITH simply never will find anything wrong with the KJV. People of Faith, by faith, which is belief plus the Holy Ghost, KNOW it is the Word of God, which He did promise to preserve and purify seven times. Psa 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psa 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
The Authorized KJV Holy Bible, being the ONLY Holy Bible, is based upon Faith, belief plus the Holy Ghost, who is the Spirit of Truth. Heb 3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
Here is the testimony of Dr. Frank Logsdon who was the Chief Editor and Co-Founder of the New American Standard Version. This man not only was a genuine scholar; but, had the INTEGRITY to give the greatest example any man of God can give to the brethren - PERSONAL REPENTANCE. It is sad today, how few so-called men of God, can demonstrate the example of personal repentance.
The following are words of Dr. Logsdon who was able to repent of the work which he led, as Co-Founder and Chief Editor, to produce the New American Standard Version bible.
"I'm afraid I'm in trouble with the Lord, because I encouraged him to go ahead with it. We laid the groundwork; I wrote the format; I helped to interview some of the translators; I sat with the translators; I wrote the preface. When you see the preface to the New American Standard, those are my words."
"Well, up to that time I thought the Westcott and Hort was THE text. You were intelligent if you believed the Westcott and Hort. Some of the finest people in the world believe in that Greek text, the finest leaders that we have today. You'd be surprised; if I told you
wouldn't believe it. They haven't gone into it just as I hadn't gone into it; [they're] just taking it for granted."
"I'm in trouble; I can't refute these arguments; it's wrong; it's terribly wrong; it's frightfully wrong; and what am I going to do about it? Well, I went through some real soul searching for about four months, and I sat down and wrote one of the most difficult letters of my life,"
"I can no longer ignore these criticisms I am hearing and I can't refute them."
"I must under God renounce every attachment to the New American Standard."
"If you must stand against everyone else, stand. How can we know that we have the whole truth? Well, just simply by believing God. And what do I mean by that? John 16:13--"When he the Spirit of Truth is come he will guide you into" how much? Tell me. Tell me,
now. "All truth." And if we don't have all truth, the Holy Spirit isn't doing His work. We have to have all truth for Him to lead us into all truth. And there are many, many other passages which teach this."
"If we could hear His voice we would have no trouble learning His Word from the Authorized Version. Let me tell you this: You might not be able to answer the arguments, and you won't be [able to]. I can't answer some of them, either. Some of these university
professors come along and say, What about this; what about that? They go into areas that I haven't even had time to get into. You don't need to defend yourself, and you don't need to defend God's Word. Don't defend it; you don't need to defend it; you don't need
to apologize for it. Just say, "Well, did this version or this translation come down through the Roman stream? If so, count me out.
Whatever you say about Erasmus and Tyndale, that's what I want."
Brethren, the modern bible is a modern phenomenon. There may be some who read this, who may have a memory that could span 60 years. In the last 60 years, since people have been able to have modern bibles, has modern bible morality been MORE are LESS conformed to God's Holy Standards? MORE Holiness, MORE sanctification or LESS sanctification, LESS godliness? Please have your pure minds now be stirred by way of REMEMBRANCE. You do KNOW we are in the end time. God gave a word, pertaining to the end time, that it would be marked with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2Thess 2:10-12. When there is a falling away from truth, we know there is always confusion. Apostasy and confusion go together like fish and water. God is NOT the Author of confusion.
Let the faithful child of God say - "If the KJV Holy Bible was good enough for the Apostle Paul, its good enough for me." It is amazing how the rabbis and pooh-bahs love to try to humiliate such faithful children with their high pocket puffery. I just want to hug such a child more than the puffery practitioners want to humiliate them; because, I identify with them. I are one.
Brethren, as long as God gives me strength to CRY ALOUD against such puffery practitioners, who do not even know the difference between a profane bible and THE Holy Bible, I will CRY ALOUD on the outside, and mourn on the inside, for this sad sign of the times. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Holy Bible - KJV Only? - YES.
Do you recall how Yeshua prayed to the Father
for us? Unity and the lack thereof, is an important issue. What might we do as
we see such an amazing lack of unity among those calling themselves Christians
or Messianic believers?
John 17:21-23 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Paul and the other Apostle's heart cry was very much the same.
1 Cor 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
1 Cor 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
The heart cry for unity among God's people was consistent from the bible Prophets as well as the Apostles.
Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Psalms 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to
dwell together in unity!
Why do we lack this unity today? What is the real root of the problem? A BIG part of the problem is doctrinal differences. If doctrine divides, the GJiGT says FIX the doctrine. That is really the mission and purpose of the GJiGT. Some would say there were doctrinal problems BIG time when Messiah was ministering on earth. AMEN. However, Messiah came to tear down the dividing wall of hostility; because, of the doctrinal differences, and demonic religious spirits. Messiah gave believers power and authority over the devils. Messiah gave us the fullness of the revelation of the Love of God through the One whose name is called the Word of God. Messiah baptizes His people with His Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, and Holiness.
Therefore: Since we have the revelation of the Love of God, by the Lamb of God, Who was slain. And since we have been given power and authority over the devils. And since we do have the perfected and final purified Holy Bible. And since we have the Holy Spirit of Truth, ARE WE WITHOUT EXCUSE? Let us stop the excuses, rationalizations, blame shifting, and self justifications. We should make no excuses for doctrinal error, and accept no excuses for doctrinal error. We will let the ignorant be ignorant. However, at the same time, we will cut off occasion of those seeking occasion to promote agendas other than the doctrine of Christ.
The place where it MUST start is being able to do the priest's duty of separating the Holy from profane BIBLES. There can only be ONE Holy Bible as sure as there is a bunch of modern profane bibles. The logic of a first grader, who has not watched television, often is pure and sharp enough to see a REAL MAJOR PROBLEM, with the very idea of different bibles, not saying exactly the same thing. God IS God. God can NOT lie. God does NOT change.
John 16:13-15 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into ALL truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. ALL things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.
The Spirit of TRUTH is what is MISSING from the modern translators, and modern translations. The Spirit of Truth confirms God's faithfulness, according to His Word, as found in the ONLY Holy Bible in English, which is perfect, and 100% free of error, the
Authorized, (KJV), Holy Bible. No way will the modern translations, missing the Spirit of Truth, guide you into ALL truth. No way will the modern translations, missing the Spirit of Truth, show you things to come. NO, we do not idolize the KJV Holy Bible. The Spirit of Truth simply confirms it is the ONLY Holy Bible in English, which is perfect, according to God's promise, by the Spirit of Truth, being 100% pure truth, and free of error. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing, by the word of God. Doubt is what comes from hearing
alternate renderings with or without the Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of Truth confirms our authority for the infallible words of the KJV English Bible. The confirmation is by the Spirit of Truth in the power and promise of God, to preserve His Word! The Spirit of Truth confirms God has the power. The Spirit of Truth confirms we have His Word.
Some TRANSLATIONS from the Greek, in which ALL of the New Testament was FIRST written, are very ancient. BEWARE AND MARK ANY RABBI CLAIMING THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS FIRST WRITTEN IN ANY OTHER LANGUAGE THAN GREEK.
The first words Satan ever spoke to a human was - Yea, hath God said? That question is designed to destroy FAITH. That is exactly what every modern bible does, whether it is Hebrew rooty tootied or not.
We will take a quick look at a couple of verses that modern bibles have removed. Everyone understands that verses can be removed by not being printed. One should also understand that verses and can also be removed by deceiving footnotes by the deceived, deceiving scholars, who suffer from not having the Spirit of Truth. We are only going to look at two examples which show how the modern versions open the floodgates for doctrinal error and division. In the NIV, one could easily find, at least 40 whole verses, which have been removed from just the New Testament. Yet, otherwise intelligent people continue having their faith shipwrecked with the modern, profane, version, perversion bibles.
The first one is a big controversy, so I will give you a list of some ancient GREEK manuscripts, and a couple of GREEK lectionaries, that have I John 5:7. And yes, without any doubt, Mark 16:9-20 belongs in your Holy Bible. Even some of the most famous of
ancient "church father" heretics like Oregin and Clement of Alexandria, and super damnable heretic Eusebius, quoted Mark 16:9-20. That is proof enough that it has always been part of the Holy Bible since the Apostles FIRST were inspired to record it in GREEK.
1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1 John 5:7 is found in Greek manuscripts as follows: Codex E, 735 AD, Codex Ravianus (Wizenburgensis) (8th Century), Codex Montfortianus (MS 61, AD 1250), Codex Britannicus, and it is also found in Greek manuscripts 68mg, 88mg, omega 110, omega 221, 429mg, 635mg, 636mg, 629mg, 918mg, and 2318mg. There are translations from GREEK to other languages containing I John 5:7 all the way back to the second century like the Waldesean. One also finds it is in the complete Hebrew bible translated into Syriac, which was later called the Peshitta.
Here is another important eleven verses one does not find in the NIV, NASV, NKJV, RSV, NRSV, NCV, or Living bibles. Understand that removal by footnote is every bit as effective at destroying faith as removal of the verse. In some respects it could even be more so. Yes, if you are a BELIEVER, these words of the Lord Jesus Christ are to be believed, and you have a profane bible if would lead you to believe that it is not the Word of God.
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them,
he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went
forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the
word with signs following. Amen.
There have been some honest scholars with the Holy Spirit of Truth, who have searched out things which none of us could search out. All of the Body of Messiah is indebted to such scholars when they have integrity, and the Spirit of Truth, like Dr. Frank Logsdon. The question always remains however, have we studied to show our selves approved unto God, or unto men? 2 Tim 2:15 Study to show thyself approved UNTO GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
There is a duty of love to admonish any person who would presume to enter a pulpit, or teach God's people with a profane bible. Any who do that may be taken out of the Lamb's book of life. That is the simple duty to speak the truth in love. Such ministers must NOW heed the admonitions of:
Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
In the Name of The Lord Jesus Christ, in the duty of truth and love, all such ministers should be admonished to remove any and all profane scripture references and citations from your messages, and to put them in KJV citations. We have only one way to PROVE Truth, and that is from the ONLY book that has the Spirit of Truth confirming that it is the Holy Bible. To lead any child of God away from that truth by pride, greed, or even simple ignorance, could bring one under the judgment of Rev 22:19 and James 3:1. Acts 17:30-
31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but NOW COMMANDETH ALL MEN EVERY WHERE TO REPENT: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Even though these are perilous times, days of strong delusion, deception, false doctrines, great tribulation, and antichrist oppression, they are filled with opportunity to give glory to the KING of Glory. We will soon see great opportunity to bring souls into His Kingdom. The fear of God is coming upon planet earth, and we have good news for sinners, who will be more and more motivated to seek to find His grace in REPENTANCE. In many ways, it is also beginning to become easier for disciples to discern the differences between believers and nonbelievers.
The KING of Kings and Great High Priest hath
made, past tense, done deal, IT IS FINISHED – The KING of Glory has made us
kings and priests unto God. In Step One for Unity, we learned the first duty of
the priest is to separate the Holy from the profane Bibles. According to the
Spirit of Truth there is ONLY one Holy Bible as sure as there are many profane
Step two is about what it takes to be a good king. Learning to rule with wisdom and love. To do that, we do want to study our King, by the Spirit of Truth, from the word of truth. The Spirit of Truth confirms our authority for the infallible words of the KJV English Bible. The confirmation is by the Spirit of Truth in the power and promise of God, to preserve and purify His Word! The Spirit of Truth confirms God has the power. The Spirit of Truth confirms we have His Word.
Step two is to study to be a good king. The KING of Glory has made you a king unto God. Yeshua is the image to which we are to be conformed. His perfection is far greater than any sinner can attain unto. Praise the Lord for His Mercy. According to what the King of Kings said about David, he was the best king unto God, not counting the KING of Glory, ever from among men. God said of David, that David the son of Jesse, was a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Why did God say that about David, in Acts 13:22?
In spite of David's many errors as a human being, why is it that King David found so much favor in the eyes of the Lord? First, it was because David did recognize his own dismal human condition. That recognition of David's own vain, proud, sin nature, caused David to depend totally upon the mercy of the Lord. David did NOT trust or depend upon his own righteousness or on his own good works.
In the great falling away from the faith, where no unity seems to be found, a big part of the reason is people generally miss the second great thing about David. This great thing about David was his very high regard for the Divine Commandments, or Law of the Lord. It is hoped you see how closely this relates to Step One for Unity. David was totally in love with the Word of the Lord. He knew fully, in his heart, that whatever God said or did, was right. David knew that even if he did not understand it, even if he was in tribulation or chastisement, God was good, just, righteous and perfect in allowing it. He knew that God's Word was truly infallible and perfect in every way. To be a great king unto God we should have the heart, which is disclosed in all the Psalms. Particularly important is Psalm 51 and ESPECIALLY important is Psalm 119. Take heed king, yes you, study the Psalms to know the heart attitude you must have, which LOVES the Word, Law, and Judgment, and even the Chastening, of the Lord.
It begins with learning the Fear of the Lord, the only valuable treasure which will endure 100 years from now. Psa 19:9-10 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
The fear of the Lord is coming upon the
earth. Avoid the rush. Learn it NOW. Most are going to be overwhelmed by the
fear of the Lord now coming upon the earth. One of the best places one can go to
learn the Fear of the Lord, and it is LEARNED, we never can get enough of this
treasure, is in Psalms 119, where it becomes obvious why David was a king after
God's own heart. How shall we fulfil all God's will, as David's heart was set to
do, if we do not KNOW what God said?
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
Those verses from Ps 119:9,11,105, and 165 we see that heart of the king which is after God's own heart. The KING of GLORY hath made us kings and priests unto God and that should therefore describe our heart. There is another thing which David said in Ps 138:2 is also good for kings to memorize and keep in understanding. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Brethren, step one to UNITY, and to FAITH, is KNOWING what God said. Thinking we know is not good enough. The only way I know, that you KNOW what God said, is when you are quoting the ONLY Holy Bible which has the Spirit of Truth. We must be able to battle the devil as the Lord did by saying, It is written, It is written. There is ONLY one Holy Bible, and those who have studied to be approved unto God on the subject, KNOW that God, by the Spirit of Truth said so. The deceived, deceiving scholars, suffer from not having the Spirit of Truth. That deprivation may be very subtly transferred to those who would read their alternate renderings and missing the things which they have removed from the Word of God. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing, by the word of God. Doubt is what comes from hearing alternate renderings with or without the Spirit of Truth.
The Spirit of Truth confirms our authority for the infallible words of the KJV English Bible. The confirmation is by the Spirit of Truth in the power and promise of God, to preserve His Word! The Spirit of Truth confirms God has the power. The Spirit of Truth confirms we have His Word. Alleluia Yeshua, and his name is called The Word of God.
There are basically only
two foundations that Bible translations have been built upon. It is either the
foundation of faith, or the foundation of doubt.
God inspired the original writings of the Bible:
2 Pet 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation (that is, they did not originate with man). For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
God has promised, and God has performed His promise, to preserve His Words in the copies of those original writings in the Hebrew Masoretic Text of the Old Testament, and the Received Texts, (Textus Receptus), of the New Testament.
By FAITH we KNOW, by the Spirit of Truth. These SAME things will be confirmed by those researching the Truth, who have that same Spirit of Truth. We KNOW, by Faith, and by faithful study to be approved unto God, regardless of what faithless men without the Spirit of Truth may say. We KNOW that the God, who inspired the original written record of His Word can, and did preserve them, and even finally purify them, so that we can say, "Thus saith the Lord; This IS the Word of God" when we hold up our KJV Holy Bible.
If we believe that the original writings of the Scriptures were verbally inspired by God, then we MUST believe they have been preserved by God through the ages, because God promised He would preserve His Word For Ever.
Faith and faithful study MUST and WILL only conclude that the Old Testament in Hebrew, and the New Testament in Greek, is inspired by God. That same Faith and faithful study always verifies, that according to God's promise, that Word of God has been preserved and kept pure in all ages. It is only in the last century that that born again Christians have believed anything else! The modern profane bibles are TRULY a modern phenomena.
The Bible clearly teaches that God would inspire, and preserve His word. It is written, it is written, the Lord did say, went tempted by the devil. Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. The Lord Jesus Christ perfectly quoted what Moses had written, because He is the One Who told Moses what to write. There is good reason to ask those who mock, scoff, and try to humiliate the KJV ONLY Holy Bible believers, this simple question: Do you want to LIVE?
Today is simply IMPOSSIBLE to get EVERY word of God from any other English bible than the KJV Holy Bible. Why? Because the Greek New Testament PERVERSION of Westcott and Hort are the Greek texts used by ALL English bibles since the KJV. That Greek NT Perversion by Westcott and Hort has 5,337 DELETIONS. That is according to Dr. Scrivner, the only fundamentalist who stayed on the version perversion board. Before he died, Dr. Scrivner broke the demonic secrecy oath; because, he felt he had let the world know, that they had, by his count, 5,337 deletions in that perverted text. That Greek text is now used by ALL bibles since 1611, to greater or lesser extents. Today there really are only two choices of bibles, the KJV Holy Bible, with EVERY word and the Spirit of Truth, OR the profane modern bibles, based on a perversion with something like 5,337 deletions in its New Testament.
Psa 12:6-7 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Psa 33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Psa 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Luke 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
1 Pet 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1 Pet 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
What God has promised to do He will do. We do have His final promised purified seven times word. Because we have God's promise, and God has the power. It makes no difference how the deceived, deceiving, scholars mock, scoff, and scorn, with their vain form of godliness which denies the power thereof. I will tell you that it really is not possible to teach deliverance and spiritual warfare from any bible other than the KJV Holy Bible. The deceived, deceiving, scholars will not have the necessary power given to the believer, to cast out devils, and heal the sick, with their profane bibles. The only bible the devil fears is the KJV Holy Bible. In recent years it has literally been swept from the continent of Europe. Just see how easy it is to find a KJV, not a NKJV, but a KJV Holy Bible in your local bookstore. You may be surprised to see how difficult it is to find a Holy Bible in this antichrist world today.
Dr. Bruce Metzger, of Princeton, is the man behind the Greek text used in translating the modern versions of the Bible. According to Metzger "We took as our base at the beginning the text of Westcott and Hort and introduced changes as seemed necessary on the basis of manuscript evidence." There you have it. And that Greek text founded upon the work of unsaved Luciferian occultists, is the base Greek text now used by ALL Modern bibles since the KJV. On the basis of NO evidence Westcott and Hort speculated that God did not, and could not keep His promise. They figured God did NOT keep His word to His people for at least 1500 years. These faithless, deceived, deceiving, scholars speculated that the "pure" text of the New Testament had been lost at least that long. GARBAGE, faithless garbage rot, to subtly play upon the vanity of the saints who do NOT have the Spirit of Truth, or have not studied to show themselves approved unto God, on the subject.
People can come to only one of two possible conclusions. Holy Bibles or profane bibles. The KJV being the ONLY Holy Bible will be the conclusion of those who have enough of the Spirit of Truth to hear the voice of God. The same conclusion would also be reached by study which would have one approved unto God. Stand you FAITHFUL saints STAND. Hear His voice speaking Matt 5:11-12 when the high pocket puffery practitioners mock, scoff, and scorn at the sure and CERTAIN Foundation of your Faith. God said so, and we KNOW so, by the Spirit of Truth, that is truly missing from the modern version perversion profane bibles.
Really the choice is between Westcott and Hort or Erasmus. It really boils down to that. So let me close with a Quote from Westcott and Hort and two from Erasmus.
Brooke Foss Westcott said, "I reject the word infallibility of Holy Scriptures overwhelmingly." (The Life and Letters of Brook Foss Westcott, p.207).
John Anthony Hort said "But I am not able to go as far as you in asserting the absolute infallibility of a canonical writing." (in a letter responding to Westcott)
Erasmus wrote, "Christ Jesus…is the true light, alone shattering the night of earthly folly, the Splendor of paternal glory, who as he was made redemption and justification for us reborn in him, so also was made Wisdom (as Paul testifies): `We preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Gentiles foolishness; but to them that are called, both Jew and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.'" (Advocates of Reform: From Wyclif to Erasmus; Matthew Spinka; p. 309: by way of Sorenson; Touch Not The Unclean Thing)
"Therefore if you will dedicate yourself wholly to the study of the Scriptures, if you will meditate on the law of the Lord day and night, you will not be afraid of the terror of the night or of the day, but you will be fortified and trained against every onslaught of the enemy." (Advocates of Reform: From Wyclif to Erasmus; Matthew Spinka; p. 304: by way of Sorenson; Touch Not The Unclean Thing)
Convincing the deceived, deceiving, scholars is not easy because verses like these are not included in their bibles. Yes, the following verses are completely removed from their bibles. Hummmmm.
Mat 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Mark 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
Mark 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mark 9:46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
The Logsdon Test
ALL BELIEVERS SHOULD BE THANKFUL TO GOD THAT A MAN OF INTEGRITY WAS THE CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EDITOR OF THE NASV BIBLE. DR. FRANK LOGSDON PAID A PRICE FEW CAN IMAGINE TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NASV BIBLE. IF ANYONE KNEW AND UNDERSTOOD THE TRUTH REGARDING THE NASV IT WAS THE SCHOLAR WITH INTEGRITY DR. FRANK LOGSDON.
From the NASV to the KJV
By Frank Logsdon
S. Franklin Logsdon (1907-1987) was a respected evangelical pastor and popular Bible conference speaker. He pastored Moody Memorial Church in Chicago (from 1950 to 1952). Prior to that he pastored Central Baptist Church in London, Ontario (from 1942-50). He also pastored churches in Holland, Michigan (Immanuel Baptist from 1952-57), and Eerie, Pennsylvania. He taught at London Bible Institute in Ontario, Canada. He preached at Bible conferences (such as Moody Founder's Week) with well-known evangelists and pastors such as Billy Graham and Paul Smith of People's Church in Toronto.
In the 1950s Logsdon was invited by his businessman friend Franklin Dewey Lockman to prepare a feasibility study which led to the production of the New American Standard Version (NASV). He also helped interview some of the men who served as translators for this version. He wrote the Foreword which appears in the NASV.
As we see in the following testimony, in the later years of his life Logsdon publicly renounced his association with the modern versions and stood unhesitatingly for the King James Bible. In a letter dated June 9, 1977, Logsdon wrote to Cecil Carter of Prince George, British Columbia, "When questions began to reach me [pertaining to the NASV], at first I was quite offended. However, in attempting to answer, I began to sense that something was not right about the NASV. Upon investigation, I wrote my very dear friend, Mr. Lockman, explaining that I was forced to renounce all attachment to the NASV. ... I can aver that the project was produced by thoroughly sincere men who had the best of intentions. The product, however, is grievous to my heart and helps to complicate matters in these already troublous times."
Logsdon moved to Largo, Florida, in his senior years and died there August 13, 1987.
Two questions were handed me tonight which if I could answer them would take care of almost all the other questions:
"Please tell us why we should use the Authorized Version and why the New American Standard is not a good version, and the background from which it came."
"What is your opinion of the 1881, 1901 and other variations of the Bible in relation to the Authorized Version?"
May I point out to you very specifically, not that you do not know but to stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance, we are in the end time. And this end time is characterized by a falling away, and of course that is apostasy. That is the meaning of the word: Falling away from truth. And when there is a falling away from truth, concurrently there is always confusion because they are sort of Siamese twins.
With confusion there is mental and heart disturbance, and people naturally come short of the high standard of the Lord. Everything we have or ever will have will be found here [in the Bible], as we have said so many times. All that God does for us, in us, with us, through us, to us must come by the way of this Word. It's the only material the Spirit of God uses to produce life and to promote it. Name it, and it has to be here.
So you can understand why the archenemy of God and man would want to do something to destroy this book. I ought to whisper to you, and this is no compliment to the devil, but he knows it can't be destroyed. He tried to destroy the Living Word. You don't see this depicted on Christmas cards, but the night Jesus Christ was born the devil was there in that stable with one third of the fallen angels whom he had dragged down, to devour the manchild as soon as He was born. Rev. 12:5. Now he couldn't do it. Just think. Satan was there when Jesus was born, with all of those cohorts, those fallen angels, for one purpose: to devour the manchild. He couldn't do it. So failing to abort the Saviorhood of Jesus Christ both at the manger and at the cross--when he said come down from the cross, that is, before your work is finished come down--he is going to do what he knows is the next most effective thing, that is try to destroy the Written Word.
You understand, I am sure, there are places in this book where you can't differentiate between the Living Word and the Written Word. You know that. John 14:6--"I am the life." John 6:63--"My words are life." Different life? The same life. You can't differentiate because after all the Written Word is the breath, if you please, of God, and Jesus Christ is God made flesh or the Word that came to earth.
THE DEVIL'S ATTACK ON THE BIBLE
Nevertheless, getting back to this, the devil is too wise to try to destroy the Bible. He knows he can't. He can't destroy the Word of God. But he can do a lot of things to try to supplant it, or to corrupt it in the minds and hearts of God's people.
Now he can only do it in one of two ways: either by adding to the Scriptures or by subtracting from the Scriptures. And you mark it down in your little red book: He's too wise to add to because those who have been in the Word for a long time would say, "Wait a minute; this is not in the Bible." So he subtracts from it. The deletions are absolutely frightening.
For instance, there are in the revisions (1881 and 1901), so we are told 5337 deletions, subtractions if you please. And here is the way it is done. It is done so subtly that very few would discover it. For instance, in the New American standard we are told that 16 times the word "Christ" is gone. When you are reading through you perhaps wouldn't miss many of them. Some you might. And 10 or 12 times the word "Lord" is gone. For instance, if you were in a church when the pastor is speaking on the words of the Lord Jesus in his temptation, "Get thee behind me, Satan," if you have a New American Standard you wouldn't even find it. It's not even in there. And there are so many such deletions.
So this is done in order to get around it and further blind the minds and hearts of people, even though it may be done conscientiously. There isn't any worse kind of error than to have conscientious error. If you are conscientiously wrong it's a terrible situation to be in.
Nevertheless, when there is an omission that might be observed, they put in the margin, "Not in the oldest manuscripts." But they don't tell you what those oldest manuscripts are. What oldest manuscripts? Or they say, "Not in the best manuscripts." What are the best manuscripts? They don't tell you. You see how subtle that is? The average man sees a little note in the margin which says "not in the better manuscripts" and he takes for granted they are scholars and they must know, and then he goes on. That's how easily one can be deceived.
THE HISTORY OF THE CRITICAL GREEK TEXT
Let's go back to say 352 A.D., when Constantine, the Old Pagan Wolf, as he was called, was concerned because his kingdom was threatened with a schism. There were those who held to the Babylon doctrine of the mother and child coming up through history, and there were others who held to the Roman doctrine of mother and child. In order to cement his kingdom, he felt he ought to bring about a Bible that would satisfy both sides which were threatening to destroy his kingdom. So he called upon Eusibius. (There were two men of that period called by this name, but I am referring to Eusibius the historian.)
Who was Eusibius? He was a protege of Origin. And who was Origin? Origin was one who believed that Christ was a created being, like the Jehovah's Witnesses, therefore he's not divine. Now a man who studies under a teacher like that certainly would imbibe some of it. Nevertheless, Eusibius brought into being a Bible that would somehow or other not offend those who had the Babylonian doctrine or those who had the Roman doctrine of the mother and the child.
ROME IS THE CUSTODIAN OF THE CRITICAL TEXT
There are two copies of those Bibles in existence, A and B, the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus. And where are they? They are in the custodial care of Rome. Now almost all of our revisions, of recent years in particular, come through that stream. And that necessitates this comment: There is the false and the true streams of manuscripts. And either our manuscripts come through the false stream, or they come through the approved stream of manuscripts.
When people speak of the oldest manuscripts, they usually mean the A and the B, the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus. But nobody has seen [Vaticanus. It has] been under lock and key in Rome. And the only copies we have are the copies that Rome decided to give to the outside world, and I don't trust them one inch. Never, never, never! And I'll tell you why in just a moment.
None of our scholars today have seen Codex B [Vaticanus], unless they've seen just a page or two through a glass case. But that's not enough to get the feel of the whole thing, just to see a page that is open at one place. So here we have the stream of manuscripts and the stream of Greek texts coming down through the "custodial care" of Rome. And if it's in the custodial care of Rome, I don't want anything to do with it.
I've come to this place now: I can't stand toe to toe with the scholars, with those who have delved into the manuscripts and textual criticism for years and years. I've had too many other things to do. And you haven't been able to, either. So what do you do? I don't argue with them anymore. I'm not going to argue with any of them. I'm just going to ask, On what manuscript or manuscripts is this version based? And if it's based upon a manuscript that came down through this Roman stream, I don't want anything to do with it.
You say, How can we know? Well, when God was ready to tell the world through a converted monk that the just shall live by faith, he raised up a man--and I'm sure that God raised him up; couldn't be otherwise--by the name of Erasmus. Erasmus is said by those who seem to know--scholars, we have to take their word for something--that he was the wisest man this side of Solomon that ever lived. It was said that he could do ten days work in one day. Brilliant. I forgot how many languages he spoke; they say he was at home in eighteen or twenty different languages as easily as we can move around in the English language.
He knew the manuscripts that were available, and he brought about a Greek text. Now he was so brilliant that the pope offered him--that is to keep him, I suppose, from doing this Greek text--offered him the position of a cardinal, which is a high-ranking position for those in the Catholic Church. I know a little bit about it because my father's people were from Ireland and were Roman Catholic all the way back. I have three cousins in Chicago who are priests. I have a cousin in the Chicago area who is a nun. That was quite an offer to be offered the position of a cardinal, yet he refused it.
The British government, I am told, offered him one of the highest positions possible in the British commonwealth. And at his own price he turned it down. Germany did the same thing, but he turned it down because he felt God had called him to bring about the pure Greek text.
All of this goes off into so many areas. We have a friend in one of our Baptist churches, very delightful chap, very educated, and he speaks against Erasmus because he had some attachment to the Roman church. Even our friend Peter Ruckman speaks against Erasmus. But how could you speak against a man, claiming that he is Roman, when he turned down the offer of a cardinalship and campaigned against monasticism, against the liturgy of the Catholic church, and was detested by the Catholic people?
And not only that, but listen to this: Do you know one of the reasons the Jesuits came into being under Loyola? Their main project was to supplant the Erasmus text, get it out of the way somehow, just undermine it. And this is their pledge. You can go to the library and get this directly, if you care. They said, `In order to supplant the Erasmus text we'll send our men to Protestant seminaries, Protestant Bible schools; we'll get them into teaching positions in seminaries; we'll get them into pulpits of churches.' To do what? The whole aim around the world is to destroy the Erasmus text, and the Authorized Version of course came from the Erasmus text.
Getting back to this one matter that really impresses me a great deal. When God was ready to tell the world that the just shall live by faith, he got hold of the heart of Luther and he tacked his thesis to the door--"the just shall live by faith"--and took all the persecution that comes to one who turns against the church of Rome. If the just shall live by faith, where do we get faith? Romans 10:17--"Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." If they're going to have pure faith they had to have the pure Word of God. Doesn't that make sense? And so God raised up Erasmus to bring about what was called the pure Greek text, and had it completed when Luther came thundering forth "the just shall live by faith." He had the Greek text of Erasmus to translate. Someone put it this way: Erasmus laid the egg and Luther hatched it. Just at the right time he had the text, and all he had to do was to translate it into German.
I think I mentioned the other night, since there is so much concern about these versions and paraphrases and so on, it is a marvelous opportunity for the devil to get in his strokes, you know. Through computerized procedures they have tried to determine the accuracy right down the line. You have lists of those in various books. The Authorized Version is right at the top. Friends, you can say the Authorized Version is absolutely correct. How correct? 100% correct! Because biblical correctness is predicated upon doctrinal accuracy, and not one enemy of this Book of God has ever proved a wrong doctrine in the Authorized Version. You've never heard of anyone's intellect being thwarted because he believed this Authorized Version, have you? And you never will. You've never heard of anyone anytime going astray who embraced the precepts of the Authorized Version, and you never will.
I tell you, I used to laugh with others when a person would try to slander the intelligence, perhaps, of some who say, "Well, if the Authorized Version was good enough for Paul it's good enough for me." You get a lot of ha, ha's. Say, that perhaps is true. If this is the Word of God, and Paul had the Word of God, then things equal to the same thing are equal to each other. We have the Book that Paul had! It's true there could be, and perhaps should be, some few corrections of words that are archaic. And a few places where it could read just a little more freely.
But after all, as I said to the men this morning in the class, just think of the countless millions of dollars of God's money spent on all these versions and translations which could have been spent on God's service. There are 100 of them right now. Think of it.
When I say corrected, I mean just some of the archaic words such as "he who lets will let until he be taken out of the way." Now we don't use the word that way, but you can find out what it means by taking just a moment to look it up.
Back in Jeremiah 4:22 we read, "My people are sottish." There wouldn't be two people in the congregation that would know what that means. But I like it because when I looked it up, I found that it had more meaning than any other word you could put there. It means thickheaded. God says, "I can't get through to you because you are thickheaded." And maybe He wants it to stay there. If a persons looks it up he gets a better understanding of it than if another word were put in there to change it.
There are places where I believe the Spirit of God led the translators of the Authorized Version. You read their biographies. They were mighty men of God; spent as much as five hours daily in prayer; and some of them knew twenty-some languages. And it was before modernism filled the air, and before their attention was diverted by so many other things, television and so on.
Actually, after I've listened in so many places to all these arguments and I've listened to the scholars and sat with the translators, to be honest with you I haven't found anything seriously wrong anywhere with the Authorized Version. Really. Really! Just a couple of archaic words that are not in usage today. Well, they could be changed.
I personally don't think the "thous" and the "thees" should be changed. God's thoughts are above our thoughts, higher than our thoughts, and these words are expression of His thoughts, and I like to see it a little different here and there from men's ways and men's thoughts.
THE 1881 ENGLISH REVISED VERSION
To begin with, the revisers for the 1881 weren't to be revisers; they weren't to bring out a new Book. They were revisers to bring some of the words up to date because the language had changed. They were to be revisers, but the fact is--and believe me, this can't be refuted--there wasn't enough in the Authorized Version to revise to make it worth the while, to cater to the ego of scholars.
So when they saw that there wasn't much to revise, here they had their committee arranged. One was a Unitarian, a man by the name of Smith. That's why you find on verses concerning the incarnation there's something wrong. Such as 1 Timothy 3:16--"By common consent great is the mystery of godliness." Don't you believe that the mystery of godliness depends upon what man thinks, or his opinion. The verse continues in the 1881 version--"he who was manifest in the flesh." You've been manifest in the flesh; I've been manifest; [that statement alone is meaningless]. It's God who was manifest in the flesh. Do you see the Unitarian flavor there? He got in some blows somewhere, and that must be one of them.
But nevertheless, they didn't have enough to revise. So what are they going to do? Well, two brilliant Cambridge scholars by the name of Dr. Hort and Dr. Westcott had been collaborating on a new Greek text built on the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus which they believed were the very best manuscripts, held by Rome. So they said to the committee when they saw there wasn't enough to revise--I don't know if they said these exact words, but they said, "We would suggest that we bring about a new version." And they had those men pledge themselves to secrecy that they wouldn't tell anybody about the text they were using until after the book was out. Afraid, I guess, that they would be curbed, that the King of England or somebody would prevent them.
Twice British royalty refused to have anything to do with the 1881 revision. But at any rate it was deception to begin with. Their own text hadn't even been published yet, hadn't stood the scrutiny of the public. So the 1881 was built upon that. And the only fundamentalist who stayed on the board was Dr. F.H.A. Scrivener, and before he died he felt he had to break his promise to this group of men, and he let the world know that they took advantage after advantage in the text. That's where we've gotten the number of something like 5,337 deletions. [That was his count.] And he said, "Every time I raised an objection I was voted down, and they took liberties with God's Word." He was right there at almost every meeting, and he revealed that to the world before he died.
[Scrivener's own words about this deception is available by ordering Scrivener's The Authorized Edition of the English Bible. A reprint of this is available from Bible for Today, 900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108. Order Item # 1757. Which Bible, edited by David Otis Fuller, also contains information about Scrivener and his protests against the ERV. Scrivener is listed 20 times in the index to that volume. Which Bible can also be obtained from Bible for Today.]
Now when the 1881 came out many people liked it because it said Jehovah instead of Lord in many places. Well, that's minor; you can say that with the Authorized Version. But it was scarcely 10 years before it proved to be a failure. That is, it didn't get anywhere.
THE 1901 AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION
Within 10 years they started communicating with spiritual leaders on this side of the water to work with them on another printing called the 1901 edition, feeling, I suppose, that if the Americans cooperated that they would have a wider sales range. Well, just think. When the 1901 came out it had gone 10 years when it was practically a failure, because in 1911 in the third centenary of the Authorized Version the publishers had 34 outstanding scholars to go over the Authorized Version and see what legitimate changes could be made here and there. You know, they took the 1901 edition and they could only take two out of every 100 corrections in that. Only two percent. And immediately they discovered that the 1901 was not trustworthy. And it didn't go very long until it died out. In all of my pastorates I can only remember one person who ever owned one of those 1901 American Standard Version Bibles.
THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION
Back in 1956-57 Mr. F. Dewey Lockman of the Lockman Foundation [contacted me. He was] one of the dearest friends we've ever had for 25 years, a big man, some 300 pounds, snow white hair, one of the most terrific businessmen I have ever met. I always said he was like Nehemiah; he was building a wall. You couldn't get in his way when he had his mind on something; he went right to it; he couldn't be daunted. I never saw anything like it; most unusual man. I spent weeks and weeks and weeks in their home, real close friends of the family.
Well, he discovered that the copyright [on the American Standard Version of 1901] was just as loose as a fumbled ball on a football field. Nobody wanted it. The publishers didn't want it. It didn't get anywhere. Mr. Lockman got in touch with me and said, "Would you and Ann come out and spend some weeks with us, and we'll work on a feasibility report; I can pick up the copyright to the 1901 if it seems advisable."
Well, up to that time I thought the Westcott and Hort was the text. You were intelligent if you believed the Westcott and Hort. Some of the finest people in the world believe in that Greek text, the finest leaders that we have today. You'd be surprised; if I told you you wouldn't believe it. They haven't gone into it just as I hadn't gone into it; [they're] just taking it for granted.
At any rate we went out and started on a feasibility report, and I encouraged him to go ahead with it. I'm afraid I'm in trouble with the Lord, because I encouraged him to go ahead with it. We laid the groundwork; I wrote the format; I helped to interview some of the translators; I sat with the translators; I wrote the preface. When you see the preface to the New American Standard, those are my words.
I got one of the fifty deluxe copies which were printed; mine was number seven, with a light blue cover. But it was rather big and I couldn't carry it with me, and I never really looked at it. I just took for granted that it was done as we started it, you know, until some of my friends across the country began to learn that I had some part in it and they started saying, "What about this; what about that?"
Dr. David Otis Fuller in Grand Rapids [Michigan]. I've known him for 35 years, and he would say (he would call me Frank; I'd call him Duke), "Frank, what about this? You had a part in it; what about this; what about that?" And at first I thought, Now, wait a minute; let's don't go overboard; let's don't be too critical. You know how you justify yourself the last minute.
But I finally got to the place where I said, "Ann, I'm in trouble; I can't refute these arguments; it's wrong; it's terribly wrong; it's frightfully wrong; and what am I going to do about it?" Well, I went through some real soul searching for about four months, and I sat down and wrote one of the most difficult letters of my life, I think.
I wrote to my friend Dewey, and I said, "Dewey, I don't want to add to your problems," (he had lost his wife some three years before; I was there for the funeral; also a doctor had made a mistake in operating on a cataract and he had lost the sight of one eye and had to have an operation on the other one; he had a slight heart attack; had sugar diabetes; a man seventy- four years of age) "but I can no longer ignore these criticisms I am hearing and I can't refute them. The only thing I can do--and dear Brother, I haven't a thing against you and I can witness at the judgment of Christ and before men wherever I go that you were 100% sincere," (he wasn't schooled in language or anything; he was just a business man; he did it for money; he did it conscientiously; he wanted it absolutely right and he thought it was right; I guess nobody pointed out some of these things to him) "I must under God renounce every attachment to the New American Standard."
I have a copy of the letter. I have his letter. I've shown it to some people. The Roberts saw it; Mike saw it. He stated that he was bowled over; he was shocked beyond words. He said that was putting it mildly, but he said, "I will write you in three weeks, and I still love you. To me you're going to be Franklin, my friend, throughout the course." And he said, "I'll write you in three weeks."
But he won't write me now. He was to be married. He sent an invitation to come to the reception. Standing in the courtroom, in the county court by the desk, the clerk said, "What is your full name, Sir?" And he said, "Franklin Dewey..." And that is the last word he spoke on this earth. So he was buried two days before he was supposed to be married, and he's with the Lord. And he loves the Lord. He knows different now.
I tell you, dear people, somebody is going to have to stand. If you must stand against everyone else, stand. Don't get obnoxious; don't argue. There's no sense in arguing.
But nevertheless, that's where the New American stands in connection with the Authorized Version.
I just jotted down what these versions, translations, and paraphrases are doing. Consider:
One, they cause widespread confusion, because everywhere we go people say, What do you think of this; what do you think of that? What do young people think when they hear all of that?
Two, they discourage memorization. Who's going to memorize when each one has a different Bible, a different translation?
Three, they obviate the use of a concordance. Where are you going to find a concordance for the Good News for Modern Man and all these others? You aren't going to find one. We're going to have a concordance for every one; you're going to have to have a lot of concordances.
Four, they provide opportunity for perverting the truth. There are all these translations and versions, each one trying to get a little different slant from the others. They must make it different, because if it isn't different why have a new version? It makes a marvelous opportunity for the devil to slip in his perverting influence.
Five, these many translations make teaching of the Bible difficult. And I'm finding that more and more as I go around the country. I mentioned this thing the other night. How could a mathematics professor or instructor teach a certain problem in a class if the class had six or eight different textbooks? How about that? How could you do it?
Six, they elicit profitless argumentation. Because everywhere we go they say this one is more accurate. Which one is more accurate? How do they know? And this is not a reflection against those saying this, because I would have done this a few years ago.
Lest I forget, in one of these questions somebody said, "How can we know that we have the whole truth?" Well, just simply by believing God. And what do I mean by that? John 16:13--"When he the Spirit of Truth is come he will guide you into" how much? Tell me. Tell me, now. "All truth." And if we don't have all truth, the Holy Spirit isn't doing His work. We have to have all truth for Him to lead us into all truth. And there are many, many other passages which teach this.
If we could hear His voice we would have no trouble learning His Word from the Authorized Version. Let me tell you this: You might not be able to answer the arguments, and you won't be [able to]. I can't answer some of them, either. Some of these university professors come along and say, What about this; what about that? They go into areas that I haven't even had time to get into.
As I said to you a couple of minutes ago. You don't need to defend yourself, and you don't need to defend God's Word. Don't defend it; you don't need to defend it; you don't need to apologize for it. Just say, "Well, did this version or this translation come down through the Roman stream? If so, count me out. Whatever you say about Erasmus and Tyndale, that's what I want."
And besides this, we've had the AV for 362 years. It's been tested as no other piece of literature has ever been tested. Word by word; syllable by syllable. And think even until this moment no one has ever found any wrong doctrine in it, and that's the main thing. He that wills to do the will of God shall KNOW the doctrine.
Well, time is up. Let's be people of the Book. It took my mother to heaven; and my dad, my grandfather, my grandmother. It was Moody's Book; it was Livingstone's Book. J.C. Studd gave up his fortune to take this Book to Africa. And I don't feel ashamed to carry it the rest of my journey. It's God's Book.
"Our Father, we thank Thee and praise Thee for Thy Word. Help us to love it, and preach it, and teach it, and tell everybody we can the Good News through thy Word. In Jesus' name. Amen."
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