Monday, March 4, 2019

Fundamentals of the Faith Lesson One Gods Word

Lesson One
The word of God

“If something is different it is not the same.” – Pastor M. Adam Summers

Without establishing the final and complete authority of Gods word we cannot trust in anything that Gods word says. All of our doctrines and beliefs depend upon the word of God. If Gods word were not perfect, it could not be trusted and we would have no solid foundation upon which to build our faith. In this lesson we will establish from Gods word and from comparisons of modern perversions of God’s word that the King James Bible is the complete, immutable, inspired, inerrant word of God, so that we may confidently study and trust the doctrines that we find therein.

God’s word is important
Psalm 138:2

The bible tells us that God has magnified His word above “all” His name Philippians 2:10-11 states that at the name of Christ every knee shall one day bow and every tongue confess that Christ is Lord. Yet God has magnified His word above that name, Jesus is referred to as the Lamb of God that take the away the sin of the world, John 1:29. Yet God has magnified His word above that name! God has many names, Yahweh, Jehovah, the Rock, the Door, the Good Shepherd, the Alpha and Omega, and many more yet God Himself has magnified His word above ALL His name! If Gods word is that important in His eyes, then it ought to be of utmost importance to us.

 God’s word is pure
Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5

Think of Gods word as a pitcher of water, if it has one crack in it, it becomes useless, likewise if it has one spot of filth inside all the water becomes tainted. 1st Corinthians 5:6 tells us that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. One error and the entire bible could not be trusted, what if John 3:16 was an error, or Genesis chapter one was an error, or the gospel of Luke was an error? If you cannot trust the ENTIRE BIBLE than the ENTIRE BIBLE becomes untrustworthy, which would make the foundation upon which we hold our doctrines and beliefs to be unsure. Thankfully, Gods word is pure, no errors, and no contradictions, when studied thoroughly all scripture agrees and none is errant.

God’s word is Holy Ghost inspired
2nd Peter 1:20-21

If Gods word was simply a book written by men than it would be nothing special, and it would not and could not be as pure and inerrant as it is, seeing as man is prone to error. The only way a book of such magnitude with so many different men behind the pens could be in such perfect agreement and lack any contradiction is if it has one author. Gods Spirit spoke to the hearts of Gods men and inspired Gods written word.

God’s word is final and complete
Revelation 22:18-19, Proverbs 30:6, Deuteronomy 4:2,
Galatians 1:8-9

God’s word is finished, it is whole, and though we oftentimes would long for more detail in certain scriptures like Genesis 1 and 2 God has given us exactly what He desires us to know, and everything we need to know in this life. The answer to every question is found in God’s word.
 God’s word is everlasting
Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke21:33, 1st Peter 1:25, Isaiah 40:8

Things don’t last. Great works of art adored across the globe are protected by climate and moisture controlled glass cases because if they were not they would soon stain, tear, fade, and eventually turn to dust. All things of this earth are temporal except for two. The human soul, and the word of God.

God’s word is unchanging and immutable Malachi 3:6, Hebrews13:8

People change their minds most times, we change our minds about what we believe, what we want to do, how we want to live, etc. God however does not change and praise Him for that! If God could change His word and decide to give every human the Hell we deserve that would be the end of mankind. However God has told us that we are not consumed because He does not change and He never will. Therefore what He has written concerning His judgment upon a matter does not change with culture, time, or popularity. Sin is sin, Jesus is the only way John 14:6, Hell awaits unbelievers, and all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

God’s word is promised
Psalm 12:6-7

If the original manuscripts of the bible were the only pure “version” of Gods word then the Holy Spirit in Psalm 12 would be a liar, since God cannot lie, Titus 1:2 we know that the purity of God’s word still remains to this day.

Note: To say that only the original manuscripts were the pure word of God is to say that God can't adequately translate His word, into the languages that He created,
Genesis 11:7-9

Note: People claim purity is lost in translation between the original Greek and Hebrew to English  but interestingly enough every use of the word translate in the Bible is an improving of the former, not a diluting. 2nd Samuel 3:10, Hebrews 11:5, Colossians 1:13

Note: God does not mess up! If you were to say that there are more than one “versions” of His word in ONE LANGUAGE and that BOTH are the word of God you are saying that God was wrong the first time and had to change Malachi 3:6 how He wanted His word translated. You cannot have two different messages, worded two different ways, and claim that they are the same exact thing.

If something is different, it is not the same.

Compare the “Versions”
Without going into a deep historical study on the influence of the Catholic Church on modern translations or the heresies of the modern translators Wescott and Hort we will simply compare side by side some examples from the King James Bible to the exact verses in other modern “perversions” to see the differences and why they are important.

After the verse reference the first verse is KJV followed by niv nab and nwt in that order.
AV (King James) New International New American Standard New World Translation

Note: Many of these references do not include the entire verses, just the parts that were changed, for best learning please look up each reference in your King James Bible for comparison as well as context.

Mt 9:13 for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
For I came to call, not righteous people, but sinners.

Mt 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
footnote casts doubt

Mt 19:17 Why callest thou me good?
"Why do you ask me about what is good?"
"Why are you asking me about what is good?"
"Why do you ask me about what is good?"

Mt 25:13 Ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
You do not know the day or the hour.
You do not know the day nor the hour.
You know neither the day nor the hour,

Mk 10:24 .how hard it is for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
.how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
.how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
.how difficult a thing it is to enter into the kingdom of God!

Lk 2:33 And Joseph and his mother,,,
The child's father and mother.
His father and mother.
its father and mother.

Lk 4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
Man does not live on bread alone.
Man shall not live on bread alone.
Man must not live by bread alone.

Lh 4:8 Get thee behind me, Satan.

Jn 6:47 He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
He who believes has everlasting life.
He who believes has eternal life.
He that believes has everlasting life.

Jn 8:9 And when they heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out.
.those who heard began to go away.
.when they heard it, they began to go out one by one.

Jn 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me.
We must do the work of him who sent me.
We must work the works of Him who sent Me.
We must work the works of him that sent me.

Jn 10:30 I and my Father are one
I and the Father are one.
I and the Father are one.
I and the Father are one.

Ac 2:30 that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
.he would place one of his descendants on his throne.
.to seat one of his descendants upon his throne.
.he would seat one from the fruitage of his loins upon his throne.

Ac 8:37 If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
footnote casts doubt (some editions just omit it)

Ac 23:9 Let us not fight against God.

Rom 13:9 Thou shalt not bear false witness.

Co 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
By means of whom we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of our sins.

1Ti 3:16 God was manifest in the flesh.
He appeared in a body.
He who was revealed in the flesh.
He was made manifest in the flesh.

1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
"from such withdraw thyself" is omitted
"from such withdraw thyself" is omitted
"from such withdraw thyself" is omitted

1Pe 1:22 Ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit.
you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth.
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls.
Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth.

1Jo 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God.
But every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.
And every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God.
But every inspired expression that does not confess Jesus does not originate with God.

Re 5:14 Four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
.the elders fell down and worshipped.
.the elders fell down and worshipped.
.the elders fell down and worshipped.

Re 20:9 Fire came down from God out of heaven.
Fire came down from heaven.
Fire came down from heaven.
Fire came down out of heaven.

Re 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it.
The nations will walk by its light.
And the nations shall walk by its light
and the nations will walk by means of its light

As you can see the blood of Christ, the way of salvation, the deity of Christ, and Gods judgment as well as many other truths are repeatedly attacked in the omissions and changed found here. Keep in mind this is an INCOMPLETE list including SOME of the changes found in the NEW TESTAMENT only.

The assignment for this lesson is to choose three verses from this list, explain what was changed in each verse and why it is important to use the King James Bible version of each verse, the complete assignment should equal one page or more.

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