Believers should try to have a daily
intake of the Word of God.
How do we identify the genuine Word of God? We must do careful “due diligence.”
The Devil repudiated God’s
Word in the Garden of Eden, deceiving Eve, and leading Adam to disobey God.
Sin and death then entered the world
(See the New Testament passage Romans 5). This is called "The Fall." The Lord Jesus Christ redeems us from this FALL.
But, the Devil, though defeated by Jesus Christ, with his
sinless holy life and innocent atoning death, is still pressing hard with his evil deceptions.
Modern Bible versions claim to make the Bible more
readable. But under this “cover story” the Devil is putting mischief into these versions.
The term "bible"
might be better than "version" because the King James Bible or Version and other old bibles are based on different
manuscripts, as apposed to the new bibles.
I prayed and asked the Lord to show me the truth of this “version thing”, and which version He wants
me to use.
I prayed on the basis of 1 John 5:14,15:
And this is
the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
And if we
know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
God made good on His promise
and has given me great insight.
He has led me to mainly use the old, regular, King James Version or Bible (KJV
or KJB), while using modern versions for comparison.
Most of the churches read or preach from modern versions.
I follow along in my KJB.
This way I become aware of the differences, and I can check them out later.
There are hundreds, even
thousands, of differences. Some seem small, but there is a cumulative effect. Some differences
are quite substantial.
The Word of God is not ink on a page, but we must be very diligent to have accurate Bibles.
God indwells believers
through the Holy Ghost (Spirit).
1Corinthians 3:16 says: Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that
the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? He
leads us into truth --
John16:13: 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 shew you things to come.
The New Testament book of John chapter 1 shows us that Jesus IS
the Word of God in person --
1John5:7 refers to this truth also. He indwells believers through the
Holy Ghost (Spirit) and shepherds them as in the above verse.
God looks to the man that trembles at his word (Isaiah
THERE IS ANOTHER OLD BIBLE -- The Geneva Bible (1599). This was the favorite of the American Pilgrims and of very many Europeans.
It predated the KJB (1611) by about 11 years, and acts as a kind of check, an important additional witness.
So the two together give us great confidence we have received God's
See the historical information at the Geneva Bible site above.
The Bible makes us
“wise unto salvation.”
And that from a child thou hast known the holy
scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Tim 3:15-17).
Notice “from a child” is mentioned.
Parents should read the bible to their children, or with their children, each day.
It is a great practice
to do a little reading at every meal.
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace,
which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32). “Sanctified”
means redeemed persons.
Web sites like Bible Gateway allow the viewer to compare several Bible versions at once, to see
I also like Blue Letter Bible which gives technical insight into the meaning of Bible words.
I also like the Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown Commentary (1871).
Darwinian-Evolution theory has caused a tsunami of
faulty reasoning to engulf our language, literature, and culture. This predates the tsunami.
The JFB commentary dates
from 1871, and the King James Bible from 1611, with a revision of archaic word spellings in the KJB about 1830.
I mentioned the Geneva Bible from 1599 in this regard, too, above.
So, all these PREDATE
this defective reasoning.
Prayer is very important to understanding God’s Word.
King David said in Psalm 119:18:
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
King David also
speaks of the importance of God’s Word in verse 105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light
unto my path.
And in verse 100: I understand more than the
ancients, because I keep thy precepts. The “ancients” means the old time wise men.
There are hundreds, even thousands of differences
between the King James and the modern bibles.
In the KJV 1Timothy 3:16 is a slam dunk for the absolute
Deity of Jesus Christ:
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest
in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into
Modern bibles versions replace the proper noun, “God” with a pronoun, usually “he” or “who.”
This just destroys the power of this mighty passage. Few people doubt, and its no big deal, if Jesus came in
BIG DEAL, which many people hate with a purple passion,
is the idea that GOD HIMSELF CAME IN THE FLESH IN THE
PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST.
BUT, a pronoun must have its antecedent, a noun does not.
There is NO antecedent
found in the 1Timothy 3:16 context. This is very strong evidence for the “God.”
Note, this is NOT a translation difference.
It IS a text difference.
The King James is translated from a different set of Greek texts known as the
Traditional Text which comes down through history in USAGE by Christians and their churches.
God has providentially
done this. This text is a "close knit family."
The Geneva Bible, also using the Traditional Text, renders
this same verse, 1 Timothy 3:16:
without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness, which is, God is manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,
seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, and received up in glory.
By contrast, the "Critical
Greek Text," from which modern versions are translated, is a far looser family.
It does consist of
somewhat older manuscripts. But these texts vary between themselves much much more that do those of the Traditional Text.
Many "experts" believe
the Bible comes to us by lucky history and favor older texts. This is very wrong.
The Bible comes
to us through God’s providential transmission protection. The Traditional text IS IT.
Text matches this truth.
God showed me in John 17:18-20 that Jesus is plainly saying that the Bible would
come down through history WITH his true believers.
This is NOT
true of the Critical Text. The Vaticanus manuscript was lost in the Vatican library for something like 1000 years.
The Sinaticus manuscript was supposedly found in a waste basket in the Monastery on Mt Sinai.
These two texts
DID NOT come down through history WITH Christian usage.
Thus, God is indicating that the Traditional Text is the authentic
Greek Text of the New Testament.
In modern versions including the New King James, which was suppose to
just fix the KJB, the last verse in Eph5 is just plain falsified.
KJB is correct:
“see that the wife reverence her husband.”
This is changed to “respect”
her husband in the NKJV. The Greek word is “fobia.” It means “fear,” NOT respect.
Besides this, you have the direct parallel, Christ the head of the Church, the man the
head of the wife.
In direct parallel we “reverence” Christ, NOT “respect”
him! The context makes it clear.
Modern bibles are commercial products. They are forced into becoming more and more “politically
correct.” They must compete with one another for "market share."
The KJB will say, “Gave up the ghost” when someone dies, the
modern versions say "he breathed his last."
The word for air and spirit are the same in Greek, so they get away with
the 800 pound gorilla thing IS, that your soul and spirit depart at death for somewhere?
This is what we must think about and
prepare! It’s dumb to focus on “breathing our last.
The correct understanding is a supernatural
one as the KJB understands, NOT a naturalistic one as modern bibles wrongly suppose.
Three passages show three men coming to Christ -- that is, right before
our eyes. In the KJV they’re strong, but very much weakened in modern versions.
In Acts 8:36-37 the KJV says:
here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest.
he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Philip’s vital answer
and the man’s vital response are LEFT OUT of modern versions.
In Luke 23 (KJV) (thief on the cross):
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. The critical word “Lord” is omitted.
In Acts 16 the Philippian Jalor (KJV) says:
Sirs, what must I do to be saved? Paul says, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved and thy house.
In modern versions “Christ” is omitted,
and the answer is deficient.
The man deserved a complete answer -- "Jesus" indicates he is
human, "Lord" means he is THE Lord.
he is God's anointed -- that is, the promised Messiah.
All three truths are important
to a person who is considering coming to Christ.
God looks to the man that trembles at his word (book of Isaiah chapter 66).
See my other pages too: Why the King James Bible?, God Was Manifest in Flesh!, They Came to Jesus!
at God's Word!
Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the
God of Israel,
because of the transgression
of those that had been carried away;
I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.
For all those things hath mine
hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD:
but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit,
and trembleth at my word.
Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word;