John 6:63 . . . the words
that I speak unto you, they
are spirit, and they are life.
Philippians 2:16 Holding forth
the word of life . . . .
2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, His
way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: He is a buckler to all
them that trust in Him.
Proverbs 30:5 Every
word of God is pure: he is a shield
unto them that put their trust in him.
1 Peter 1:25 But the word
of the Lord endureth forever
. . . .
John 5:24 . .
. He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me,
hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation;
but is passed from death unto life.
John 5:39 Search the scriptures;
for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and
they are they which testify of me.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 . . .
the holy scriptures, which are able to make the wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture 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, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Jeremiah 23:29-30 Is not My word
like as a fire? Saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the
rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith
the Lord, that steal my words every one from his neighbor.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are
not as many, which corrupt the word of God . . . .
Psalm 119:11 Thy word
have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin
1:8 Although false teachers and corrupters of the Word of
God abound, we should abound much more, with
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth.
I liked the insight I got from a preacher on the radio whose program
I only caught part of. I liked the insight he gave into the Bible and so
I would like to share it. I’m sorry I missed who it was, but the Word
is still there for us to check. In Revelation, Yeshua (Jesus) is mentioned
four times as having a sword proceed from His mouth.
Revelation 1:16 And he had in
his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth
went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun
shineth in his strength.
2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will
fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Revelation 19:15 And
out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with
it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a
rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath
of Almighty God.
And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse,
which sword proceeded out of his mouth:
and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
In a literal sense, this seems odd, but for the clarification elsewhere
in scripture regarding what the sword represents.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word
of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of
I wrote a page for this website focused on the idea that our
thoughts are the voice
of the spirit realm. Understanding how things of the spirit are things
like the fruit of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, goodness,
gentleness, faith, meekness and temperance), which have no mass or
dimensions, we see that the Word of God is a physical book containing thoughts,
God’s voice to us. All of the Bible testifies of Yeshua and He is
the Word of God, His expression of who He is written by the prophets through
the Holy Spirit. The Book defines Him and He is the Book and more.
John 1:1;14 In the beginning was
the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... And
the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.
[The two edges to the sword, which is the Word
The point this radio preacher was making was the answer to his question
of what the two edges of the sword (Word of God) are. I’ll put it
in my own words because I don’t remember all of his. Yeshua being
the Word made flesh that walked among us, and full of Grace and Truth, these
are the two edges of the sword against which the enemy cannot stand. The
Truth is that which never changes and is set in stone. It can be relied
upon as a sure foundation upon which to build understanding.
The thoughts and ideas put forth in the text relating God’s dealing
with humanity through the nation of Israel and to redeem mankind, express
God’s spirit of Love - for God is Love. He said in John 15, “greater
love has no man than this, that he would give his life for a friend.”
Truly this is the most self-less act one can perform and Yeshua died for
all of us, we only need to love Him by obedience to His ways of Love toward
others, self-less love. Taking the Bible for what it says, we either agree
and align ourselves with the ways expressed by the Word fulfilled in Christ,
or we disagree and walk another path.
In the end however, only those who align themselves with God’s
ways of love by accepting Yeshua as the Messiah and obeying God’s
Word will actually get to be with God in heaven for eternity, the choice
is and always has been ours. God has prepared a place for the angels that
fell away from Him where they will be kept completely separate from God
for all eternity. That is the destination for all those who don’t
accept His way of salvation. The problem for those who don’t want
to obey Him is that God is Love, and the fruits of the spirit are His ways.
That includes love, joy, peace and kindness among other things. To be removed
from that for all eternity with no hope ever is a place of great torment,
chosen by the will of each individual responsible for their own eternity
based on how they accept or reject God’s design for our redemption
to Him again. This is the reality whether we know and believe it or not
and to learn the Truth, we must search.
God promised that if we search for Him, we will find Him...we only need
ask. That is where the other edge of the sword comes into play. Because
by the grace of God we are saved and of no works of our own. Ephesians 2
Grace is unmerited favor and that is what we gain by aligning ourselves
with God’s Son, Yeshua the Christ, to came in the flesh to be nailed
to a tree for your transgressions and mine. The price was paid for eternally
to all those who obey His ways, so I encourage
all to seek Him if you haven’t and to stand against the lies of the
enemy with Truth regarding the Grace you have been given. The lies of the
enemy are growing stronger in these end-times. I pray you seek God’s
Word for the Truth and find the peace that comes with God’s Grace.
There are plenty of deceivers out there. That’s one of the
signs of the end times!
More on the study of the timing of the end
That’s why it’s so important for us to know the Word of God
ourselves. We need to immerse ourselves in His Word and soak it all in.
As we implement His ways in our lives and search Him out, He will lead us
and reveal Himself to us through His Spirit. Don’t wait to start reading!
Some may not know of the differences of the KJV and other versions based
on the older Latin Vulgate. (NIV, RSV, and the rest of the alphabets) There’s
a history there that not many realize.
I recommend everyone listen to Dr. Kent Hovind speak about his research
into the origins of the Bible.
Why does this matter at all? Did you know
there are over 200 verses removed in the NIV and other Latin Vulgate versions?
Yet they leave the verse numbers there with references! If that wasn’t
there originally, why keep the verse numbers?
In addition there are meanings that are completely reversed. Whenever
I see verses meaning changed between two versions and one is 180° opposite
of the other, changing the meaning, it gets my attention. As always, verses
should be taken in context of the rest of the council of God. Here are some
examples, also see Art K’s
study on the ESV/NIV vs. KJV:
Hosea 11:12 KJV: Ephraim compasseth me about with
lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but
Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints. NIV: Ephraim has surrounded me with lies,
the house of Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against
the faithful Holy One.
Luke 4:4 KJV: And Jesus answered him, saying,
It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word of
God. NIV: Jesus answered, “It
is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone.”
1 John 4:3 KJV: 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 . . NIV: but every
spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the
spirit of the antichrist . . .
Corinthians 9:27 KJV: But I
keep under my body,
and bring it into subjection
. . . NIV: No, I
beat my body
and make it my slave
. . .
Galatians 5:12 KJV: I would they
were even cut off which
trouble you. [those who preach circumcision,
verse 11] NIV: As for those
agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
Luke 4:8 KJV: And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Get thee behind
Me, Satan: for it is written . . . NIV: Jesus answered, It is written .
Revelation 22:14 KJV: Blessed are they that
that they may have right to the tree of life . . . NIV, RSV: Blessed are those
who wash their robes,
that they may have the right to the tree of life . . .
Do (G4160) poieō
(poy-eh’-o) Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete
primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less
direct): - abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be,
bear, + bewray, bring (forth), cast out, cause, commit, + content,
continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do (-ing), execute,
exercise, fulfil, gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, +
lay wait, + lighten the ship, make, X mean, + none of these things
move me, observe, ordain, perform, provide, + have purged, purpose,
put, + raising up, X secure, shew, X shoot out, spend, take, tarry,
+ transgress the law, work, yield. Compare G4238.
entolē (en-tol-ay’) From G1781; injunction,
that is, an authoritative prescription: - commandment, precept.
The following verses are all omitted from the NIV:
Matthew 17:21 Howbeit this kind
goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man
is come to save that which was lost.
Matthew 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
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.
Mark 15:28 And the scripture
was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
Luke 17:36 Two men shall be
in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Luke 23:17 (For of necessity he
must release one unto them at the feast.)
John 5:4 For an angel went down
at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever
then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole
of whatsoever disease he had.
18:21 I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem
. . .
Acts 8:37 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.
Acts 15:34 Notwithstanding it
pleased Silas to abide there still.
Acts 24:7 But the chief captain
Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our
Acts 28:29 And when
he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
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.
What I read on the part of the NIV version is some anti-Semitism (the
Jews did call for Yeshua’s death, but He forgave them on the cross.
They didn’t understand what they were doing. Luke 23:34), dislike
of God becoming flesh, that living by every Word of God isn’t important,
self-mutilation is a positive, addressing and confronting Satan isn’t
important, and that doing the commandments is washing our robes. Not only
that, but one of the 200 missing verses remove witness testimony of Christ’s
deity! Now who’s fingerprints are on these changes? I’m not
trying to vilify anyone here, just pointing out the differences and from
what was changed, what appears to be the spirit behind those changes?
King James Version (50+ scholars and much prayer at each
step. 5,556 manuscripts available to them, but they relied on Textus Receptus)
Westcott & Hort were Anglican churchmen that had contempt for
Textus Receptus (Their work was
based on Vaticanus
and Sinaiticus regarded
now as corrupt manuscripts which embraced the Gnostic principles.
There are over 3,000 contradictions in the gospel alone
between these manuscripts.)
Even before John died, the Gnostics of the day, centered in
Alexandria, would delete portions of the scripture they had issue
with. The 3 Alexandrian Codices are the primary source of
the translations of the NIV and other modern translations of the
Codex Sinaiticus (aleph),
Codex Vaticanus (B), fourth
Codex Alexandrinus (A), fifth
Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus
(C), fifth century Westcott and Hort gave greatest weight
to aleph and B, especially B.
Hort Founded the Hermes club
April 3, 1860 Hort wrote, “The book which has engaged
me most is Darwin. What may be thought of it, it is a book that
one is proud to be contemporary with. My feeling is strong that
the theory is unanswerable.”
Hort didn’t believe Eden was reality nor that heaven is
Hort said, “How certainly I should have been proclaimed
Chuck Missler covers more ideas from this man who used the Alexandrian
texts based on Gnostic to create the version of scripture that NIV
among most other modern translations are translated from. As Kent
Hovind says, “it’s a good translation of a bad book.”
Now let me be clear. It is entirely possible for Christians to read the
NIV and come to Christ as it is still the Word of God in
almost its entirety. The message is still
the same, what isn’t left out, and teaches Christianity. God made
it so His Word would still remain valid, even with minor changes to it.
Regardless of translation, English is vastly inferior to the original
Hebrew and Greek. So even though I feel the KJV is the best English translation
to go by, it should be supplemented with a Hebrew and Greek concordance
or a program like E-Sword
or online the
Blue Letter Bible. The following is a good example of how our generalizing
words can miss some points as opposed to the more precise languages.
are several words in Greek for “love,” and English translations
rarely distinguish between them. This is unfortunate, as the key to
understanding the interplay in this discussion is in noticing that Jesus
and Peter are not using the same word for love.
The Greek word “agape”
means “love in action - love that serves.” The Greek word “philia”
means “affection, tenderness, loving friendship, a feeling of
love.” The first emphasizes actions. Feelings may or may not be
present. Agape is only agape if it is EXPRESSED as an action. Simply
put agape is when someone ministers to the physical, spiritual, or emotional
needs of another. If it is not expressed as an action, it is not agape.
The second emphasizes the deep feeling of love. It is the emotion
we feel that we call “love.” Whether or not we express that
love is irrelevant. Philia is simply the feeling. So this is how the
conversation is written in the scriptures (direct Greek translation):
when they breakfasted, Jesus says to Simon Peter, “Simon, Son
of Jonah, do youAGAPE
me more than these?” He says to Him, “Yes,
Lord; You know that I PHILIA
you.” He says to him, “Feed
my lambs.” He says to him again, a second time, “Simon,
Son of Jonah, do you AGAPE
me?” He says to Him, “Yes,
Lord; You know that I PHILIA
you.” He says to him, “Shepherd
my sheep.” He says to him a third time, “Simon,
Son of Jonah, do you PHILIA
me?” Peter was grieved that He said to him the third
time, “Do you PHILIA me?”
And he says to Him, “Lord, you perceive
all things; You know that I PHILIA
you.” He says to him, “Feed
my little sheep.” John 21:15-17
to understand what is going on here, you have to realize that Peter
KNOWS he is NOT using the same word that Jesus is. It is not an accident.
He switches to philia ON PURPOSE! Why? Peter is “one-upping”
Jesus. Peter knows that Jesus is asking about love expressed as an action,
but he also understands that agape does not necessarily include any
FEELINGS of love.
What does Peter, a passionate man of strong
emotions, probably think of agape? To him, agape is a cold, emotionless,
INFERIOR expression of love. After all, you could do “agape”
to someone while hating that person in your heart. What kind of wimpy
love is that? To Peter, THAT is not REAL love at all! HIS love is much
SUPERIOR to agape, because he FEELS it deep down in his very soul. To
Peter, what is real is what you feel. To God, reality is what you do.
Peter is saying, “I love you so much, I don’t have the words
to express it!” And Jesus is trying to say, “You don’t
express real love with words, you express it with actions!”
Even after denying Jesus three times just a few days before, Peter
has not learned that REAL love, the kind that matters to God, is not
what you feel, nor is it what you say or claim to believe, it’s
what you DO! That is why Jesus switches to Philia the third time; he
is trying to drive home the message that, “the ultimate measure
of the reality of your love, even your feelings, is in what you DO!”
Jesus is saying that loving God is about doing to others, not about
feeling something for God. The ultimate expression of our love for God
is when we minister to others. This is, in fact, a common message from
This means that the average guy who works 9 to 5, has
a wife and three kids, and is involved in his church ministering to
others, IN ANY WAY, loves God MORE than the monk who takes a vow of
silence, and spends the last 40 years of his life locked away in a monastary
praying and reading the Bible! While it is absolutely true that prayer
and Bible study are vital ingredients in a mature Christian’s
life, it is ministering to others that the Bible identifies with loving
God. It is AGAPE (ministering to others) that the Bible says is the
most important of all!
KJV Authorized Bible - Ex-freemason, roman catholic priest, warlock,
vampire, and Mormon priest. Now Bible believing Christian Bill Schnoebelen
talks about the King James bible and other recent bibles which have
appeared in recent years.
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Affirming Pre-Christ Scripture
One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of modern time has also
become a great faith-builder for Christians that they can trust the Bible
has not changed. Aside from translation differences discussed above, the
Dead Sea Scrolls have provided an almost complete copy of the Old Testament.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of about 900 documents, including
texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven
caves in and around the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran
on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in the present day West Bank. They
date to between 150 BC and 70 AD. -
An entire copy of the book of Isaiah was found in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
There is no separation between Chapters 1-39 and 40-66. In fact, chapter
40 starts on the last line of the same column that ends chapter 39.
As Oswald Allis notes, “Obviously the scribe was not conscious
of the alleged fact that an important change of situation, involving
an entire change of authorship, begins with chapter 40.”
I would like to point out another case where the changes in translation
between the KJV and NIV subtly hide details from us. The differences are
2 Peter 3:8-10NIV But do not forget this one thing,
dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand
years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as
some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone
to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.
???The heavens will disappear with a
roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything
in it will be laid bare.
2 Peter 3:8-10KJV But, beloved,
be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as
a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack
concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering
to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should
come to repentance. But the day of the Lord
will come as a thief in the night; in
the whichthe heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the
earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Notice that in the KJV, we see that the destruction of the heavens and
earth is within the “day of the Lord.” From verse 8, we see
that this time period is 1,000 years long. So according to the KJV, this
destruction is within the 1,000 year period whereas with the NIV translation,
the destruction of the earth seems to follow the Lord coming like a thief.
However, since the Lord rules on the earth from Jerusalem, the heavens
can’t pass away, elements melt with a fervent heat, and the earth
can’t be burned up on the day of the Lord if it isn’t 1,000
years. The end of the 1,000 years of Christ’s rule, Revelation 20:1-10,
will be with the great white throne judgment. Revelation 20:11-15 Then the
new heavens and new earth made way by the destruction of the current heavens
What about errors or contradictions in the
Dr. Hovind has also put together
articles about supposed “contradictions” in the Bible as
well. I highly recommend these faith-builders in God’s literal Word
too! You can also see him debate evolutionists and discuss things like perceived
errors free on YouTube
(He nails them in the debates!) Here are some examples...
Order of Creation?
The claim is posed that there are two different versions of creation
in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2. In chapter 1, man and woman are created
at the same time after the creation of the animals.
Genesis 1:24-27 And God said,
Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle,
and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it
was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and
cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the
earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said,
Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created
However in chapter 2, the animals are created after people.
Genesis 2:19 And out of the
ground the LORD God formedH3335
every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought
them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam
called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
The tense of the Hebrew yatsar, or formed, is past (It
is used to describe a single (as opposed to a repeated) action in the
past). Indeed translations other than the KJV bring this point to light
Genesis 2:19(NIV) Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts
of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the
man to see what he would name them.
So in chapter 2 there is no difference in sequence, it’s just
the way the narrative reminds the reader the animals had been created
when telling of Adam’s naming of them.
Fish or Sea Creature?
People have pointed out that there must be an error in the Book of
Jonah, because the whale that swallowed Jonah is referred to as a “fish.”
These Bible error detectives continue, noting that the whale is a mammal
and certainly not a “fish.” Thus, they contend, the Word
contains a mistake. This, however, is an example in which the skeptics
have applied the meaning of a specific English word to a translation,
rather than checking the word’s meaning in its original language.
The Hebrew word for “fish” is dag, and in fact,
it refers to any creature that lives in the sea. Therefore, though the
whale does not technically fit the meaning of the English word, “fish,”
it certainly fits the Hebrew meaning of the term. And, of course, it
is the Hebrew criteria that must be used, as the Book of Jonah was written
The Bible Wheel - To be true to God’s Word, the proclamation
of the Gospel must shine as the noontime sun in a cloudless sky. The
purity of the Gospel Truth is unlike anything seen in the history of
the world. Nothing compares to the Work wrought by Christ upon the Cross.
Precisely the same truth applies to the Holy Bible that bears the imprint
of His Divine Seal.
The Bible: Proofs of Its Supernatural Origin - Assuming this universe
and it’s contents are the products of a supernatural, designer,
creator, we must next examine how He could demonstrate conclusively
that He exists and is that Creator. I have often wondered why God doesn’t
pull back the veil and stick his face through the sky and introduce
Himself to each generation. However practical this may seem, most of
us have not seen such an event in our life time.
“Be not overcome
of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
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