Thy word is very pure:
therefore thy servant loveth it.
The Holy Bible contains the word of God, the words of God, and The Word who is God.
“word” refers to the complete body of words of God contained in the Bible as His message to man.
“words” refers to exact, individual words in the Bible, none of which are to be messed with.
“The Word” is the Lord Jesus Christ himself.
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
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.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:
and his name is called The Word of God.
How do so many intelligent (but not wise) people end up with so many contradictory teachings about Biblical doctrines? God obviously only wrote one book:
2 Peter 1:21
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.
but there are over 200 “versions” of the Bible in English. These versions have thousands of word changes from each other. And these “so many contradictory teachings” come from preachers (aka psychologists of the cloth, wolves in sheep’s clothing, reverends, bishops, priests, bible scholars, Greek and Hebrew professors, whatever) who use these versions as they see fit.
Gee, let’s think about that for a moment. Attend a high school biology class with 30 students and 5 different versions of the textbook written hundreds of years apart. Think there might be a little confusion?
Now attend some Bible study classes with several different versions of the textbook. Think there might be a little confusion? Know this,
I Corinthians 14:33
God is not the author of confusion.
My quote, “Man is the author of confusion. Left to his own devices, he will destroy himself every time.” See how Genesis Chapter 3 events led to Genesis Chapter 6 events.
Believe me, God does not see fit for 200 versions of His words. Just as there is only one Word of God, there is also only one word of God which is composed of only one set of individual pure words of God. In fact, God says:
…… for thou hast magnified thy word
above all thy name.
Call me simple-minded
(I will consider it a compliment),
but my Holy Bible says:
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.”
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Heaven and earth shall pass away,
but my words shall not pass away.
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
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.
II Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
As stated, each individual word is pure and shall be preserved and not pass away. Therefore, each word is to stay as written and where written. In addition, God will preserve all of these words, so no one is to:
Add to the words,
Subtract from the words, or
Change the words.
So where are these pure, preserved, magnified, unchanged words? Is God unable to keep his promise concerning the purity and preservation of His own words? I trow not.
Call me simple-minded again, but I am
convinced that these scriptures teach there is only one version of the Holy
Bible in any one language that is pure and preserved and exalted, as defined by
And you should believe and study that one version to get all the messages correct. Otherwise, you will completely lose the chain of word references and self-definitions that exist in the one Bible.
You can’t compare spiritual words with spiritual words unless you actually have the pure words. God blesses the work of those whose heart is pure, so His words are the pure words that have obviously been responsible for the spread of the Bible message.
I present to you the one book that fits the criteria – the King James Bible, 1611 Authorized Version.
The King James Bible was authorized by King James, not written by King James. It was translated, not interpreted (II Peter 1:20), by 49 (7 committees of 7 men each) qualified men whose hearts were right and God obviously blessed their work.
It follows the Masoretic Hebrew text and the Textus Receptus Greek text. It follows the vast majority of extant manuscripts of all kinds. It is by far the most honest translation in existence.
Following the translation in 1611 in Old English, the work was polished over the next few decades by adding punctuation, adding chapter and number verses, and correcting spelling – not changing the words. The italicized words in a King James Bible were added by the translators to clarify the text in English. They were italicized so everyone would know where they came from. This is unique to a King James Bible.
Then the gospel was spread around the world by English and American missionaries. The greatest art and music ever was produced. England became the kingdom that the sun never set on. The United States became the world’s greatest nation ever.
And ever since other Bible versions came along beginning in the late 1800’s, the entire world has been going downhill (see any statistic on social and cultural behavioral trends anywhere on earth in the last 100+ years).
If God’s words are preserved from generation to generation (Psalm 12:7) and the KJV was translated in 1611, and the next English “bible” was translated in 1881, how could any Bible that did not exist for 270+ years be the preserved word of God?
The 1700’s and 1800’s are described as the church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3 (good). The 1900’s and 2000’s are described as the church of Laodicea – wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked (bad). Brother, Sister, the avalanche left the top of the mountain many years ago and no one is going to stop it!
The “church” is a big part of the problem.
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
You can protect yourself, but the psychological, religious, disobedient world is unprotected. It is suffering the judgment of abandonment by God. Israel rebelled and God set her aside (Acts 28:28). The world has rebelled and God has set it aside (9/11 for example).
Here is a blatant example of messing with the words:
KJV - I John 4:2-3, “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.”
KJV - I Timothy 3:16, “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 glory.”
NIV – I Timothy 3:16, “Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.”
Let’s see, which version has the right spirit? The one that says “God was manifest in the flesh” or the one that says “He appeared in a body”?
Let’s take the one that actually clearly states the premise and is not subject to a private interpretation. BTW, I John 4:2-3 in the NIV is very similar to the KJV, so the NIV contradicts itself in these two verses.
And it’s not just the NIV (any version of it, there are several copyrighted NIV versions you know, because new versions create new money), it’s virtually all of the 200. OK, one more time:
KJV – II Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
NIV – II Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
You tell me, should I study or do my best?
Should I rightly divide or correctly handle?
Which words are clearer and most likely come from God?
Shouldn’t I study and rightly divide instead of do my best and correctly handle?
"Do my best" and "correctly handle" are nothing more than “good words and fair speeches” (Romans 16:18). Do your own comparisons, you’ll see just how bad it is.
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
So, all scripture verses in this site are from a King James Bible and no Greek/Hebrew/Aramaic knowledge is required. Not that understanding the original languages is a bad thing, but thinking that a man today can improve a Holy Bible which has already proven itself is a joke.
Knowledge of the other languages can help to understand why the words were translated as they were and help you understand the meaning of proper names. But if your preacher corrects the Book, beware.
All those Greek/Hebrew/Aramaic know-it-alls who say, "The Greek test says ……………………………” – guess what, there is no such thing as the Greek text. There are over twenty different Greek texts of the Bible.
The know-it-alls are often just picking and choosing texts to find something they like or something that fits their agenda or something that their congregation could not possibly know. They can then maintain their intellectual superiority and keep getting a paycheck.
When they mess with a King James Bible, they are baying at the moon and possibly leading you to the wrong kind of feast – one where you are on the menu.
Now, there are those that say all Bible versions contain the same correct doctrine. If someone gets correct doctrine from another Bible version, that is great. But did he get all the doctrines?
You can easily test this yourself. Once you understand the sound doctrines, discuss them with those who read other Bible versions and see how much they understand. Again, you will be shocked.
Here’s an analogy: My favorite dessert is chocolate lava cake. It is fantastic. Anyway, after the lava cake completely satisfies me, suppose I ask the chef for the recipe. He gladly shows it to me. Am I to tell him that recipe, which worked perfectly, is just one of many? Am I to proclaim that I can add, subtract, and change ingredients and still have the same recipe? Not hardly. The proof was in the pudding (aka lava).
See the Recommended Reading section for books that explain the majesty of the King James Bible – AV 1611, the words of which King James declared that there shall be no copyright. The words are public domain.
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see,
and ask for the old paths, where is the good way,
and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
But they said, We will not walk therein.
HOW SAD, “… their foot shall slide in due time: …” (Deuteronomy 32:35)
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