Is Your Bible Version The Only One That Has God’s Word In It?

DOES YOUR BIBLE ONLY

CONTAIN GODS WORD?

King James Version of the Bible

Words by Jim Finn from the blog: “Thoughts of an Old Man”
July 2, 2013    by Jim Finn
“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.” 

Psalm 12:6-7
The above says His WORDS, not His thoughts. It says we have God’s pure Word today. For every generation. Even for English-speaking people. His Word is not only here, His Word is not hidden. It is for every generation. It is in the open so ALL can read.
”Heaven and earth shall pass away:
but my words shall not pass away.”
Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33

Not just His thoughts but His Words. What is the Bible? It is not the words of men but the Word of the Almighty God, who is the Creator of the world. The human penmen were employed of God to write His very words.

When we say it was given by inspira­tion of God, we mean that God Himself gave us His own words. That is why we use the terms verbal and plenary to describe what it is. Verbal has to do with His actual words. It is not just His ideas or concepts, but His words. When we say plenary, we mean inspired fully. It is not somewhat of God with the rest of it being man-made. It is in every sense a God-made Book.

So let us sit up and take notice. This Book I hold in my hands is God’s Book. It is the word-for-word, precisely expressed rev­elation of God.

Is the King James Bible the Word of God?
Absolutely! Let us stop the quibbling. Either you have the Word of God or you do not. If your Bible is the Word of God, then you have something totally unique and very, very special.

What is your problem? Why do you feel the necessity to dismember, dissect and dilute the text? Why can you not just say, “My Bible is the Word of God; I believe it, I trust it and I honor it to the fullest?” Shelton Smith

A KJB critic told me just yesterday that God’s Word is locked up in New York City and Israel. Really? God preserved His Word but sees fit to lock it up?

What about versions of Gods Word?

Each version, and in the English-speaking world there are over 400 versions, the Words are different. God told us in Deuteronomy and Revelation not to add to or take away from His WORD. Yet in most of the versions there are over 60,000 Words removed. [NASB, NIV, NAS etc.]

Has God Preserved His Word in the English Language?

The short answer is YES! Not only has He done so in the English language but the original manuscripts were written in 3 completely different languages. [Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek] We no longer have any of the original manuscripts, yet God said He would Preserve His Word. Did He ever one time say that His Word would only be preserved in the original languages? NO HE DID NOT! WE HAVE HIS WORD TODAY!

Why Do We Not Use Other English Bibles?

  1. “Since God has preserved His Word for us, when two different Bibles say two different things, it poses a major prob­lem. If they are different, at least one of them is incorrect. I simply do not want my Bible to be a source of confusion.

  2. “In the second place, there is a logistics problem. Almost all English Bibles which have come into being in the past 125 years are based on the Westcott-Hort texts. The Westcott-Hort texts are frankly spurious texts in that they have been tampered with. Scrivener, a contemporary of Westcott and Hort, produced a Textus-Receptus New Testament Greek text in which he documents that Westcott and Hort changed the New Testament text 9,970 times. They amended! They emended! They deleted! They added things! They literally pilfered the Greek text. It is therefore my conclusion that no matter how sincere or how skilled the translators, if you have them work­ing with a bad text, you will come out with a bad English version.

  3. “In almost all cases when someone pro­duces a new English text, his motivation for doing so is either bias or bucks! That is, he either has a doctrinal agenda he is trying to accommodate or he is trying to make a dollar. In some instances, it has been bias and bucks!

  4. “If you do not have a Bible that is your standard text, the consequences are going to be costly. Where there is not a standard text, the preacher and the people are never quite sure of anything. If they are sure, they do not know why they are. The problem is, they do not have a Bible to which they can turn with confidence and certainty. In the absence of an authoritative Bible, the people will not become strong Christians. They will drift and shift because necessity for an authoritative text that is, in fact, the Bible!”      Shelton Smith

Some say other versions are easier to understand; What does God say about understanding the Bible? Does it point to languages as a barrier?

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
2 Corinthians 4:3

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.”
1 Corinthians 2:14

“There are those that desire God’s Word to be put into street language. It is not street language, it is God’s Holy WORD.  What About “Correcting the Text?” None of us who love the Bible and believe that God has preserved His Word for us are in the business of “correcting the text.” We believe the text! We honor it! We hold it to be trustworthy in detail, so “cor­recting” it is not what we are about.

“However, let me quickly say that there is nothing “corrective” about defining words, explaining the text, and in general, getting at the intended sense of what it says. “Correct” the text we do not do, because we believe it is already correct. God in His omniscience and by His omnipotence has first provided His Word and has now preserved it for each generation.” Shelton Smith

If you say that the KJB is not 100% accurate, you then have the duty to state and explain which version is 100% accurate. To say otherwise is the same thing as saying, “you do not have a perfect Bible”. If you say the KJB is not perfect or that there is no perfect Bible, you then must admit that we do not have God’s perfect Word and that it has passed away. Are you then willing to stand up and say the Bible is not God’s Word but only perhaps contains Gods Word?

I am proud to say that the Bible I hold in my hand is the very Word of God. Gods pure and perfect WORD! DON’T MESS WITH GODS PURE WORD! YOU DO NOT HAVE GODS PERMISSION TO CORRECT OR CHANGE GODS WORD.  More later as I recall………………..

Revelation 22:18-19
“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.”

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Christian’s Core Beliefs – At A Glance

Please notice that this “At A Glance” page is only an abbreviated version of what we will go into detail about with future posts.  Its sole purpose is to give an interested party more of an immediate idea as to what ChristiansAreUs.com stands for and Biblical references as to why we believe it.  The in-depth articles that follow will go into a more detailed reason as to why we believe it.

If you happen to have any preliminary questions regarding any of these items or something else regarding our beliefs, please feel free to send them to us through this link.  Also keep in mind that there will, in all likelihood, be more articles to be found in the posts section than what you will find here, but this will give you a good overview.

AT A GLANCE

I.     WE BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD.

We believe the King James Bible is the purest, most perfect, and preserved word of God for the English language.  We believe that it is the verbally (every word) and plenary (completely) inspired revelation of God to man. We believe that it is inerrant, infallible, fully God-breathed, altogether sufficient, and forever settled in Heaven.  We believe that it is absolute truth and therefore is the final authority for all matters of faith, practice, doctrine, conduct, and life.  Since the Bible was written supernaturally by Holy Spirit guided men, we believe that it does not only contain or convey the Word of God, but actually IS the very Word of God. We Believe the Bible is the incorruptible seed that endureth, liveth, and abideth forever.  We reject any version that adds to or subtracts from the King James Bible and consider it to be corruptible seed.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: Psalm 12:6-7; Psalm 119:89; Psalm 19:7-11; Matthew 4:4; Proverbs 30:5-6; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Revelation 22:18-19; John 17:17; 1 Peter 1:23-25.

II.     WE BELIEVE THAT THE GOD OF THE BIBLE IS THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD.

We believe that there is only one true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  We believe in the Trinity of the Godhead.  We believe that these are three distinct persons, yet each is equal in power, glory, perfection, and desires.  We Believe that each person of the Godhead is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: John 17:3; 1 John 5:20; Matthew 28:19; Genesis 1:26; 1 John 5:7; Psalm 147:5; Psalm 139:7-10; Jeremiah 32:27.

A.     GOD THE FATHER

We believe that God the Father is perfect in His holiness, infinite in His wisdom, and measureless in His power.  We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all that come through Jesus Christ.

Supporting Verses include but are not limited to: Matthew 6:9; John 5:23-24; Luke 12:30; Matthew 11:25.

B.     GOD THE SON

We believe that Jesus Christ IS God the Son.  He is God come in the flesh.  We believe in the Deity of Christ, that He is true God.  We also believe in the humanity of Christ, that He is true man.  We believe that He is the Son of God.  We believe in the miraculous virgin birth of Jesus Christ.  We believe that Jesus Christ lived an entirely perfect and sinless life while on this earth though tempted in all points like as we are.  We believe in the vicarious (substitutionary) death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross.  We believe that Christ rose bodily from the grave after three days, conquering death.  We believe that Jesus ascended bodily up into heaven and now sits on the right hand of God the Father, making intercession for His children.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: Hebrews 1:8; Hebrews 4:15; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 53:5; Luke 1:35; Romans 4:25;1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 9:24; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-2, 14.

C.     GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit is a person, possessing all the attributes of Deity.  We do not believe that He is the author of confusion concerning the tongues movement of this church age.  We believe the Holy Spirit Regenerates, indwells, and seals the believing sinner who trusts Christ as his Savior.  The believer does not get more of the Holy Spirit but the Holy Spirit more of the believer.  The Holy Spirit convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgment.  His ministry is the testimony of Jesus Christ, not the testimony of Himself.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: 1 Corinthians 14:33; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Titus 3:5-6; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Galatians 5:22; John 14:16-17; John 16:8.

III.     WE BELIEVE THAT THE GENESIS ACCOUNT OF CREATION IS THE TRUTH.

We believe creation was a direct act of God, literal days, instantaneous, and miraculous.  We believe that God created all things with the power of His Word.  We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God. We reject all theories of evolution and science falsely so-called.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: Genesis 1:1, 26-27;  John 1:3; Psalm 33:6, 9; 1 Timothy 6:20.

IV.     WE BELIEVE THAT MAN IS TOTALLY DEPRAVED.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, and by choice fell into sin and death.  Hence, every person is sinful and under condemnation to eternal judgment. Man is wicked, corrupt, and are all under sin.  All men are universally sinful both by nature and choice.  Because of this, all are alienated from the family of God, without excuse, under the righteous judgment and wrath of God, and has within himself no possible means of salvation.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to:  Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10-12, 23; Romans 1:19-20; Romans 5:12-14; Romans 6:23; Psalm 51:5; 1 John 1:8-10.

V.     WE BELIEVE THAT SALVATION IS BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH.

We believe that the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ is the only basis for salvation.  No man cometh to God except through His Son.  We believe salvation is a free gift of God, neither merited nor secured in part nor in whole by any virtue or work of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe there is no possible way of salvation outside of Jesus Christ and His shed blood. We believe that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel. We believe that anyone who accepts Christ as their personal Savior is eternally secure.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: John 3:14-18, 36; Romans 10:9-13; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 16:31; Titus 3:5-6; John 10:27-30; 1 John 5:12; John 14:6.

VI.     WE BELIEVE THAT HEAVEN IS REAL.

We believe that Heaven is a real, literal, physical place.  We believe that Heaven is a place of indescribable beauty and glory.  We believe that Heaven is the final eternal dwelling place of all the saved and that anyone who trusts Christ will live in blessedness with God there forever.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: Revelation 21:1-27; John 14:1-3; Matthew 25:46; Romans 6:23.

VII.     WE BELIEVE THAT HELL IS REAL.

We believe that Hell is a real, literal, physical place.  We believe that Hell is a place of indescribable torment and punishment.  We believe that Hell is the final dwelling place of all the lost and that those who reject the Gospel will burn in the fires of this horrible place without God forever.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to:  Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:14-15; Romans 6:23.

VIII.   WE BELIEVE THAT SATAN IS REAL.

We believe that Satan (also known as the devil and Lucifer) was originally created a holy being who enjoyed heavenly honors, but through pride and wicked ambition rebelled against God.  Satan fell and drew after him a host of angels.  We believe that he is the great adversary of God and His people, the deceiver and god of this present world.  We believe Satan is the author of all false religions and all the power of darkness.  Though he is utterly depraved in character and the leader of all other evil angels and wicked spirits, we believe that he was defeated at the cross of Calvary and that his final doom is certain.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: Isaiah 14:13-15; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9-11; Revelation 20:10; Ezekiel 28:14-17; 1 John 3:8; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4.

IX.     WE BELIEVE THAT SEPARATION IS SCRIPTURAL.

We believe that both ecclesiastical and personal separation is commanded and taught in the Bible.  We believe that all believers should live in such a manner as not to cause other Christians to stumble.  We believe that Christians and churches should separate themselves from all religious apostasy and all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 1 Peter 2:9; Romans 12:1-2; Romans 14:13; 2 John 9-11; 1 John 2:15-17.

X.  THE SECOND ADVENT OF CHRIST

We believe in that “blessed hope,” the personal, imminent return of Christ Who will rapture (catch away) His Church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. At the end of the Tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return with His saints, to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel.  

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: Revelation 4:1-3Matthew 24:29-42Acts 1:11Matthew 25:31-341 Thessalonians 4:16-18Revelation 19:11-20:15Psalm 89:3-4Daniel 2:31-45Zechariah 14:4-112 Thessalonians 1:10Titus 2:13Revelation 3:10

XI.  THE CHURCH

1.   We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: 1 Corinthians 12:12-142 Corinthians 11:2Ephesians 1:22-23Ephesians 5:25-27

2.   We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: Acts 14:27Acts 20:171 Timothy 3:1-13Titus 1:5-11

3.   We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: Acts 13:1-4Acts 15:19-31Acts 20:28Romans 16:1, 41 Corinthians 3:9, 161 Corinthians 5:4-7, 131 Peter 5:1-4

4.   We recognize water baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the church in this age.

Supporting verses include but are not limited to: Matthew 28:19-20Acts 2:41-42Acts 18:181 Corinthians 11:23-26

 

1 Corinthians 12:28; Acts 1:21-22; Matthew 3:1-2

©2013 Mark Davis

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Understanding Our Core Beliefs As Christians

“Shrek the Sheep”

This is Shrek the sheep. He became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. Of course, during this time his fleece grew without anyone there to shorn (shave) it. When he was finally found and shaved, his fleece weighed an amazing sixty pounds. Most sheep have a fleece weighing just under ten pounds, with the exception reaching fifteen pounds, maximum. For six years, Shrek carried six times the regular weight of his normal fleece… Simply because he was away from his shepherd.

This reminds me of John 10 when Jesus calls Himself a shepherd, and His followers are His sheep.

Maybe it’s a stretch, but I think Shrek is much like a person who knows Jesus Christ as savior but has wandered. If we avoid Christ’s constant refining of our character, we’re going to accumulate extra weight in this world—a weight we don’t have to bear.

When Shrek was found, a professional sheep shearer took care of Shrek’s fleece in twenty-eight minutes. Shrek’s sixty pound fleece was finally removed. All it took was coming home to his shepherd and the shepherd took care of the rest.

Christ can lift the burdens we carry, if only we stop hiding. He can shave off our ‘fleece’—that is, our self-imposed burdens brought about by wandering from our Good Shepherd.

Matthew 11:28-30
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Christian, let Jesus shear off your extra baggage.  Give it to Him and let Him take control.

If you can’t call yourself a Christian or you aren’t sure you are a Christian, please read “You’re Dead, Now What?” .

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