Complacent Christians and the Bible!

by David J. Stewart

       I am grieved when I hear other folks who claim to be Christians criticizing those of us who take a stand for what is right. A perfect example of this is our stand upon the King James Bible as God’s preserved Word. Without a doubt, believers are far too complacent on the issue of the Bible. The same believers who can recognize a false religion (such as Jehovah's Witnesses) fail to recognize that Satan has infiltrated our churches with false bibles. Do you have any idea just how important the Bible is to God?

“I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” (Psalm 138:2)


God’s Word is more important than God’s name!!! 

“Therefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” (Philippians 2:9,10)

There is NO NAME greater than the precious name of Jesus; but there is a greater Book—The Word of God. Why does God magnify His Word above His name? It's simply because God is only as good as His Word. If God’s Word is unreliable, then God’s name is unreliable. If God’s name is unreliable, then God is unreliable.  Do you see why the Bible is so important to God? God Almighty has many names, but none higher than “Jesus.” Amen! “Jesus” is the name which the Scriptures uplift, the name which brings salvation (Acts 4:10-12), the Name which is ABOVE EVERY other name. Yet, God magnifies His written Word higher than the name of Jesus! 

Folks, this stuff is real! I’ve heard numerous believers’ say foolish things; such as, “We should all get along as Christians and not argue over trifle things like which version of the Bible to use.” Though I understand their perspective, they are wrong. Yes, I agree that we should get along; but not at the expense of truth.  Read this statement:

I would rather be divided over truth; then to be united by error!

Did you get that?  Let me say it again…

I would rather be divided over truth; then to be united by error!

The problem is that many of God’s children place their PRIORITIES on unity and fellowship, at the expense of truth. This is the major problem with the Ecumenical Movement, which aims to unite different religious groups with little or no focus upon the truth of God's Word. Read the following Scripture:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6)

Notice that the following Scripture calls doctrinal confused adults, “children.”

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14)

Are you childish in your thinking? Or are you grounded in God’s Word? 

“As also in all his (Paul’s) epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” (2nd Peter 3:16)

Many believers are unlearned and unstable; they have never grown up in the Lord. They are still little children in their spirituality (1st Corinthians 3:1). They think the whole King James matter is a big joke. Do you think Psalm 138:2 is a joke. If you do, you have problems. God has elevated His Word above His name, that’s how important the Bible issue is to Him. If the Bible is so important to God that He is willing to magnify It above His holy name—then how dare anyone make light of the issue. 

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2nd Corinthians 2:11)

One of Satan’s devices is fake, imposter, counterfeit bibles—are you still ignorant?

“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren…” (1st Thessalonians 4:13)

It is a shame how many of God’s children have ignorantly fallen for the Devil’s counterfeit bibles. The god of this world (Satan) is the father of the New International Version (NIV), as we’ll as ALL other modern translations. The old 1611 King James Bible has stood the test of time. We don’t need another Bible in this country—We need revival! I think the following Scripture tells us why Zondervan and other ungodly people have corrupted the word of God:

“Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.” (Isaiah 56:11)

If you love the Lord friend—trash your NIV, ASV, NKJV, ESV, et cetera . . . and go get yourself a real Bible, the King James Bible!

The Damnable English Standard Version