Taking God at His Word
So many are slipshod in their Bible Study and presentation, not paying attention to ‘context,’ which we all should know is the most basic key to Bible hermeneutics (method of study) – who is speaking to who, about what, to occur at what time or in what age.
Because of their failure to understand God’s purposes as outlined in the Scriptures many apparently think the word of God is somewhat defective and so they feel it necessary to alter many of the plainest statements of the Holy Bible. Supposing that God could not have meant exactly what He said, they have concluded that these things must be interpreted in a “spiritual” sense.
Actually, there is nothing spiritual about failing to take God at His Word, and seeking to explain away their difficulties by arbitrarily altering what He has plainly said.
We even see this from the so-called experts who produce so many money-making New or Modern Bibles. This leaves us at the mercy of the ‘theologians’ who cannot agree among themselves. If the Scriptures do not mean what they say, who has the authority to decide what they do mean? Note how many words and verses are missing when we compare the NIV, BASB, ESV, etc. with the Bible for the English-speaking world, the Authorized King James Version.
Let’s now see if we should trust the Modern New Age such as the NIV / NASB / ESV Bibles, ed al.
Who Exactly Is Mark Quoting in the 1ST PART of MARK 1:2 in the NIV, NASB, et al?
Compare them with the KJV... both are below.
Mark 1:2 (King James Version) As it is written in the prophets [unnamed], Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Mark 1:2 (NIV) It is written in ISAIAH the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you…
Mark 1:2 (NASB) As it is written in ISAIAH the prophet: “Behold, I send My messenger …
Where did they get the name Isaiah as the Prophet spoken of in Mark 1:2? The NIV and NAS (et al), must be referring to Isaiah 40:3, which comes close to what appears in the NIV, NASB, etc. BUT the words “I will send my messenger” (KJV) are MISSING! Let’s look closely.
Isaiah 40:3 (KJV) “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Actually, it is indisputable that MARK 1:2 KJV is quoting the MALACHI 3:1 KJV as seen below – NOT ISAIAH.
Malachi 3:1 (KJV) Behold, I WILL SEND MY MESSENGER, and he shall prepare the way before me…
THIS IS A BLATANT ERROR IN YOUR Modern BIBLEs!!! This is only one of many hundreds of major conflicts between the KJV and New Age Bible Translations. Satan has sown such things into these Altered Bibles so men can say “the Bible is unreliable …. Forget it!”
It is Vital to Have All the Verses and All the Correct Words in your Bible!
Let’s Compare Bible in 7 examples of the many Bible alterations we see among Bibles today.
1) Who killed Goliath? We know young David killed Goliath, see Isaiah 21:9. Let’s compare Bibles.
2 Samuel 21:19 (KJV) And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew THE BROTHER of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
2 Samuel 21:19 (NIV, NASB, etc.) In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod.
2) Can you find Satan’s name, “Lucifer” (KJV) in Isa. 14:12 of your Bible? Look for yourself.
3) Are these complete VERSES IN YOUR BIBLE? They’re NOT in the NIV, NLT, ESV, NET Bibles.
Matthew 17:21 (KJV) Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Mark 9:44, 46, 48 (KJV) Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched
Acts 8:37 (KJV) And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD.
1 John 5:7 (KJV) For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (This is an attack on the Triune Godhead!)
4) Who is Jesus’ father? The Modern Bibles mislead you to believe it was Joseph. But we know Jesus was conceived of “the Holy Ghost (Spirit)” (Matt. 1:20). You can see how the cults get their false doctrines.
- Luke 2:33 (KJV) And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him (Jesus).
Note here above that Joseph is correctly NOT called Jesus’ father in the KJV; Joseph is called “the child’s father” in the corrupted bibles, see below.
- Luke 2:33 (NIV, NASB, etc.) The child’s FATHER and mother marveled at what was said about him.
This is an attack on the truth that Jesus was “the Son of God,” who conceived of the Holy Spirit, NOT of Joseph.
5) Note how it is that the Words Are Rearranged. Is Jesus Christ ‘God over all’ or not?
Apparently NOT in the NIV, NASB, etc. (Compare below)
Romans 9:5 (KJV) Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh ‘CHRIST CAME, WHO IS OVER ALL,’ God blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 9:5 (NIV, NASB, et al) Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.
6) Did “God Created All Things By Jesus Christ? Apparently NOT in the NIV, NASB, etc.
Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, Who Created All Things By Jesus Christ:
Ephesians 3:9 (NIV) and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
7) Is Jesus “the Alpha and Omega, first & Last”! NOT in the NIV, NASB, etc. (Compare)
Revelation 1:11 (KJV) Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Revelation 1:11 (NIV, NASB, etc.) which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”
Note what is missing (above). Yet another attack on the Son of God as the eternal God!
Even the NKJV has over 100,000 word-changes from the KJV. Its designation as a King James Version is a lying deception. Example, like the other modern bible it translates these two different pronouns, “ye” and “thee” as … “you.”
John 3:7 (NKJV) Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' WHO IS THIS YOU?
John 3:7 (KJV) Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
The KJV’s use of those old English pronouns transmits important information from the original text that is lost in other translations.
Who exactly is “You” in the modern Bibles?
It is unclear and may lead people to forsake the pure word of God a and start “spiritualizing” the word altering it to fit their preconceived denominational notions.
You see, unlike some other languages, modern English employs the words “you” and “your” as both singular and plural forms of the second person pronoun. This can make the use of the pronoun “you” utterly confusing, especially in conversation. Is it singular, or is it plural? Modern English speakers often have to ad use clarifying phrases such as “you two,” “you people,” “all of you,” or “you all” when they mean “you” in the plural rather than the singular.
What’s the big deal if we use “You” in place of “Thee” and “Ye” as found in the KJV? As stated, the word “Thee” is in the KJV is singular, while “Ye” is plural. Note below how the correct words of the KJV - The Authorized Version - sheds important light in what Jesus was saying to Nicodemus in John 3:7. Jesus is speaking to Nicodemus in John 3:7 (above). Jesus is saying;
“Marvel not that I said unto thee [Nicodemus], Ye [the Nation Israel] must be born again.
Then it would be enlightening to read my Article, “Can A Gentile Be Born Again.” In this article you will see that only those of the Nation Israel can be considered born again. Paul only uses the word “regeneration” for being ‘born again.’
So, DOES GOD’S “WORD” MATTER? God’s “Name” is “above ALL blessing and praise.” (Compare below)
Nehemiah 9:5b (KJV) … Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious NAME, WHICH “IS” EXALTED ABOVE ALL blessing and praise.
Nehemiah 9:5 (NIV) …Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.” “Blessed be your glorious name, and “MAY IT BE” exalted above all blessing and praise.
God has placed His “WORD” above His Holy “NAME”! (Compare KJV with NIV, NASB, etc.).
Psalm 138:1-2 (KJV) I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. 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.
Psalms 138:1-2 (NIV, NASB., etc.) I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. 2 I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name AND your word.
The Perfect Written “WORD of GOD”
Psalm 19:7-10 (KJV) The law (written instruction in the Torah, the Pentateuch) of the LORD is Perfect (without blemish), converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes (commandments) of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
1 Thess 2:13 (KJV) For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us (Paul and his), ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, THE WORD OF GOD, which effectually WORKETH ALSO IN YOU THAT BELIEVE.
1Cor 14:37 (KJV) If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I (Paul) write unto YOU ARE THE COMMANDMENTS (instruction) OF THE LORD.
Well then, how can we turn to the Word of God for light if it has errors and does not mean what it says literally. How can we turn to these trained theologians to can tell us what it does mean?
This altering of the Scriptures affects the reliability of God. It is a thrust at His very honor.
If the obvious, natural meaning of the Old Testament promises are not to be depended upon, how can we depend upon any promise of God? Then, when He says: “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13), He may also mean something else instead of what He actually says.
This is the danger of “spiritualizing” of Scriptures, which endorses apostasy, for it allows men to alter the meaning of God’s Word according to their will.
The path to a true understanding and enjoyment of the Bible is not in altering His word but in “rightly dividing the word of truth” (II Tim. 2:15) as seen in The Authorized King James Version.
Those who have resorted to the “spiritualization” of the prophetic Scriptures because they cannot account for the seeming cessation in their fulfillment to date, will find the solution to their problem in a recognition of the unique character of Paul’s message for the body of Christ as being different from God’s word for the Nation Israel. Recognize “the mystery” revealed through Paul and… there will be no need to alter His word.