No Scripture Is Of Any Private Interpretation
By David J. Stewart | November 2018
2nd Peter 1:19-21, “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 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.”
I have a daily routine that I have followed for several years, where I take my strongest dose of pain medication each afternoon (for my permanent neck injury), and then enjoy a one hour nap. During this time I listen to Alexander Scourby read the King James Bible. This is the one time of the day when I have the most pain relief in my neck, and I get to hear the precious Word of God read to me. This is when I have learned some of the most precious truths, just by simply listening to the Word of God.
My radiating pain is very bad today extending down my right arm. It is called “radiculitis,” very similar to peripheral neuropathy. The only difference is the source of the pain. Peripheral neuropathy is when the nerves themselves are damaged; such as, nerve damage from diabetes. Radiculitis is when the pain extends from a damaged root nerve, which is what I have, pain coming from nerve damage in my neck.
As I listened to the Epistle of 2nd Peter today, I noticed something that I had never seen before. I can almost assuredly guarantee that you've never understood the meaning of this Bible verse. We all have the natural habit of focusing of key passages of Scripture, and not reading the surrounding text. I encourage every Christian to consider the entire passage when interpreting the meaning of a particular Bible verse. Doing so will greatly open the eyes of your understanding!
Hosea 4:6 As An Example of Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
For example: For many years I had quoted only the first portion of Hosea 4:6. Hosea 4:6a, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge...” I assumed that this referred to a person's innocent ignorance. However, that is not what the Bible means. Hosea 4:6b, “because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” So we learn that God's people had intentionally REJECTED THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD, and like America today, their nation was in spiritual shambles.
Hosea 4:1-2, “Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.” Carefully notice the correlation between a lack of truth, mercy and knowledge of God in the land, and all manner of evil (stealing, lying, murder, adultery and swearing). That describes America today!!! Since 1962 when the ungodly Masonic courts REJECTED God's Word in America's classrooms, juvenile delinquency and the crime rate has steadily increased in our country. So the proper meaning of Hosea 4:6 is that any people will be destroyed who knowingly reject the knowledge of God and truth!
Rightly Interpreting 2nd Peter 1:20
Likewise, as I listened to the Epistle of 2nd Peter today, I realized a great truth. I had always focused on 2nd Peter 1:20a, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” However, read 2nd 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.” I had always assumed that “no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation,” means no one can claim to have found something unique in the Bible, that no one else has ever found.
For example: Miss Ellen G. White (1827-1915), idolized false prophetess of Seventh-day Adventism, publicly claimed that she received “visions” from God, intended to confirm end times prophecy. Miss White is a liar! Hebrews 1:1-2, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” God speaks to us today only through His Son, that is, the Word of God! Jesus is the Living Word (John 1:1-3, 14; Revelation 19:13), and the Holy Scriptures are the Written Word (Hebrews 4:12; 2nd Timothy 3:15-16).
Albeit, this is not what is meant in 2nd Peter 1:20a, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” Let's read the next verse again in 2nd 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.” God is teaching us that the men whom He used to write the Holy Bible did not use their own words. The Bible says they, “SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST,” so that what they penned was NOT their own private interpretation of what God had said. Brother, that is mechanical dictation, if you want to call it that!!! This truth goes 100% contrary to the Satanic philosophy at Biblica, the publishers of the evil New International Version (NIV). I tell you, there is not a greater evil in existence than the New International Version!!!
Read what Biblica states on their website concerning the original autographs of the Word of God:
“NOT JUST ANY BOOK, NOT JUST ANY AUTHOR.
Of course, for Christians, the Bible is more than just a human book. It is the authoritative, written Word of God. Through this ancient collection of books, God speaks into our world, revealing who he is and how he’s at work—then and now—repairing all that is broken. God did not simply give dictation to the human authors of Scripture; their contribution is real. Their personalities, perspectives, and writing styles are all discernable in the text—as are the unique situations and circumstances of those to whom they were writing. Yet God’s universal message is present from Genesis to Revelation.” [emphasis added]
Did you understand that garbage? In other words, they say God did not directly give His “very pure” words (Psalms 119:140) to men; but rather, He gave them HIS THOUGHTS (as you will see in the next quote), and then those earthly, sinful, flawed, finite and imperfect creatures did the best they could IN THEIR OWN INTERPRETATION to pen the Scriptures!!! That is exactly what is meant by God in 2nd Peter 1:20a-21, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 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.” Biblica is calling God a liar!
Read what else they say at Biblical:
“You don’t really obtain accuracy, they contend, by a word-for-word translation, but you do when you convey the concept, the message, of the original, so that the reader understands it. In the end, they [Biblica] say, a thought-for-thought translation is actually more accurate as well as more understandable.” [emphasis added]
My dear reader (and please don't miss this), a THOUGHT-FOR-THOUGHT translation is NOT a Bible translation, it is a paraphrase! Only a WORD-FOR-WORD translation is a true translation! That is exactly what the Word of God is warning us in 2nd Peter 1:20a-21, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 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.” Biblica is calling God a liar! No portion of Scripture is of any writer's private interpretation!
That is why the communist Cuban government this year in 2018 admirably REJECTED 17,000 NIV perversions shipped into their country! Yeah buddy! Cuban officials told them to go back to Hell where they came from!!! Glory to God, I'm having a shouting moment here! Right now I have more respect for King James Bible only communists, than I do for these Caspar Milquetoast, pink-tea-and-lemonade, soft-soapin', sissy-britches-wearing, ear-ticklin', back-scratchin', yellowbellied, Clark Kent, pantywaist, compromising, pussyfootin', unmanly, lazy-boy preachers who can't preach their way out of a paperbag! These new evangelical wimps lack the gonads to take a stand for the purity and accuracy of God's Word!!! God give us some leather-lunged, barn-stormin', window-rattlin', shingle-pullin', truth-loving, uncompromising, manly, hell-fire and damnation PREACHERS!!! America needs PREACHING PREACHERS!!! The reason why men don't preach anymore is because they're being mentored by apostates, false teachers, heretics, sissies and old fuddy-duddy professors. JUST GIVE ME THE KING JAMES BIBLE!!! God is the preacher's mentor! We'd have a lot more TRUE WORSHIPPERS in America if we had a lot more TRUE BIBLES, TRUE CHRISTIANS, TRUE CHURCHES and TRUE PREACHERS!!!
The Satanic New International Version (NIV)!
Biblica attempts to justify their ungodly tampering and butchering of God's Word, by blaming it on the English language:
“At the heart of the problem are two views as to what a translation should be. On one side are those who feel a translation should stick just as closely as possible to every word of the original Hebrew and Greek. They want the translation to be a literal transfer, word for word, of the original words into English. They feel this will provide the greatest accuracy possible and, after all, this is the aim, isn’t it? Unfortunately, that approach encounters real problems. Some words simply don’t have an exact equivalent in English.” [emphasis added]
To the average simple and naive person, the preceding statements may seem reasonable. However, the greatest form of lie is withholding information! What they are not telling you is that the King James Bible translators approached this problem by using various helpful methods...
One method was to simply transliterate the original word into English. That is, instead of translating the world into English, they just carried over the original word. “Baptism” (baptizo) is not an English word, it is Greek. The King James translation is a very unique work, which cannot be duplicated. Did you know that the name “Lucifer” is from the Latin language? It's not in the original manuscripts, but it is still inspired by God! The King James Bible didn't come from any one work, but from a little of this, and a little of that! God knew what He was doing my friend!!!
A second method used by the King James translators, to deal with a lack of English equivalents, was by using italics to identify any words which were added to clarify the intended meaning. For example: In Psalms 14:1a, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” In the more expensive King James Bibles, you will find the words “There is” italicized, signifying that they were ADDED by the translators. Those words do not appear in the original Hebrew language. They were added for clarity, to convey what the translators believed is the intended meaning. By using italicized words, the translators were very honest in their scholarship, letting the reader look over their shoulders at every turn. Not one Bible modern version in existence, I mean NOT ONE, contains italics! That is because these ungodly pseudo-scholars, wicked and contemptible people who are puffed-up in their crafty knowledge, have taken it upon themselves to speak in place of God almighty! They have substituted God's inspired words with their own manmade paraphrases, which I just proved to you from their own statements. Read again what they foolishly say:
“God did not simply give dictation to the human authors of Scripture; their contribution is real. Their personalities, perspectives, and writing styles are all discernable in the text—as are the unique situations and circumstances of those to whom they were writing. Yet God’s universal message is present from Genesis to Revelation.” [emphasis added]
That last statement is very dangerous!!! God's universal message? What would that be I wonder? In other words, they are saying that it really doesn't matter how the Holy Bible is paraphrased, just so long as the “UNIVERSAL MESSAGE” is present! Unfortunately, it is far from being that simple. There is a very definite attack against the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in ALL the modern Bible versions which are based upon the ungodly Greek of Brooke Westcott (1825-1901) and Fenton Hort (1828-1892). For example: In every place in the New Testament where it is mentioned that someone “worshipped” the Lamb of God, the modern perversions change it to a mere “bowed” or “knelt.” If you don't see Satan's handiwork in that, then you truly are spiritually blind my friend. I say that kindly!
See for yourself how the modern Bible versions maliciously attack the divine only begotten Son of God...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Matthew 8:2, “And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) - Matthew 8:2, “A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Matthew 9"18, “While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) - Matthew 9:18, “While he was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before him and said, "My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.”
What Bible do you prefer? What good is a so-called “easier-to-read” Bible version, if it diminishes the divine character and supreme magnificence of our precious Lord, God and Savior? That is so wrong and evil for anyone to do! Who would do that? The Devil, that's who! I've done my homework forks. In the introduction to the NIV 1984, they openly admit that to determine what changes to make to God's Word, the translators invited several dozen different religious denominations to meet together, and asked them for their opinions, in an effort to maximize the marketability of their “NEW” and “INTERNATIONAL” garbage! Literally, they wanted to publish a new Bible that nearly everyone would buy and support! Their plot worked very successfully, making the NIV a top seller, and it still is today! ...
Responsibility for the new version was delegated by the Palos Heights group to a self-governing body of fifteen, the Committee on Bible Translation, composed for the most part of Biblical scholars from colleges, universities and seminaries. In 1967 the New York Bible Society (now the International Bible Society) generously undertook the financial sponsorship of the project—a sponsorship that made it possible to enlist the help of many distinguished scholars. The fact that participants from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand worked together gave the project its international scope. That they were from many denominations—including Anglican, Assemblies of God, Baptist, Brethren, Christian Reformed, Church of Christ, Evangelical Free, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, Wesleyan and other churches—helped to safeguard the translation from sectarian bias. [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Preface to the NIV 1984.
If you know anything about religion, then you recognize some Satanic cults in the preceding list of denominations. Church of Christ teach the heresy of baptismal Regeneration (i.e., you have to be water baptized to be saved). Martin Luther teaches in his catechisms that “holy baptism” and “holy mass” (unbiblical terms) are necessary for salvation. Westcott and Hort were unsaved Anglican ministers, who denied the existence of Heaven, Hell and an inspired Holy Bible! So the NIV's translators invited a bunch of unsaved religious cults to participate in their “new” Bible. That speaks volumes to their damnation and the Satanic origin of the NIV!!!
By diminishing the exactness of God's Word, using the claim that there is merely a “UNIVERSAL MESSAGE” contained therein, anyone can butcher the Word of God to say just about anything, and it can be justified in their own rotten minds!!! 2nd Peter 1:20a-21, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 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.” Call it what you will, God gave His exact words to holy men of God, and as they were being moved by the Holy Ghost (the breath of God), they penned WORD-FOR-WORD exactly what God told them to write. God breathed-out His inspired words through those holy men of God. They didn't merely receive the THOUGHTS of God, and then interpret them to the best of their ability!
The King James Bible is an Inspired, Word-For-Word, Literal Translation
Ladies and gentleman, we have a WORD-FOR-WORD literal translation of God's inspired Word in the precious King James Bible!!! Every word in our beloved King James Bible is preserved and inspired by God! Perseveration would be absolutely meaningless if God's Words were not still inspired. And without perseveration, inspiration would also be completely meaningless. God's words are BOTH inspired and preserved.
Psalms 12:6-7, “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 modern Bible perversion without fail corrupts this important passage of Scripture, completely REMOVING God's solemn promise to preserve His VERY PURE words unto every generation and forever. The reason why they changed this monumentally important passage of Scripture is obvious—because they needed to attempt to justify producing hundreds of English Bible translations (OR JUST TWO FOR THAT MATTER), which would totally violate and contradict God's promise to preserve His VERY PURE WORDS in Psalms 12:6-7 unto every generation. How can we have God's VERY PURE WORDS today—as pure “as silver tried in a furnace of earth (a fiery clay refining pot), purified seven times”—if we have hundreds of different English Bible translations? Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” David loved God's Word because it is VERY PURE. David would have done exactly what I am doing—hating every false way and exposing all these bastard Bible versions today that are counterfeits of God's pure words!!!
No Scripture is of any private interpretation! That simply means God gave us His exact words!!! Contrary to what Biblica foolishly says (claiming that there is one ambiguous “universal message” to the Bible) Jesus spoke of such exactness of the Scriptures, that He said not even one JOT OR TITTLE (the smallest grammatical marks in the Greek alphabet) can pass away until all be fulfilled! Matthew 5:18, “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”
Furthermore, Jesus taught that a man must live by “EVERY WORD” that proceedeth from “THE MOUTH OF GOD.” There's your inspiration, the Bible came from God! If they are still God's Words today, then they have to still be inspired! That is where the Holy Bible originated my friend, from “THE MOUTH OF GOD”! The Holy Bible did not come from the mouth of men, as Biblica errantly claims. Matthew 4:4, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” No Scripture is of any private interpretation, “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” (2nd Peter 1:21).
Here is a larger portion of this wonderful Scripture passage. ...
2nd Peter 1:16-21, “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables [this would include the modern Bible versions], when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice [God the Father] which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy [The Holy Bible]; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star [Jesus Christ] arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 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.”
The apostle Peter is assuring the Jews that he didn't make this stuff up concerning the coming of Jesus Christ! Peter asserts that we have a very reliable source of prophetic truth from holy men of God in the Old Testament, who spake under the inspiration of God's Holy Spirit. Peter asserts that these prophecies weren't the opinions of mortal men; but rather, they were given from THE MOUTH OF GOD! This contradicts Biblica's claims of mere THOUGHT-FOR-THOUGHT inspiration. God did not give His mere “thoughts” to men of God to pen the Scriptures, He gave His VERY PURE WORDS!
Psalms 45:1, “My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” God gave His very pure words to the psalmist, and then the psalmist wrote exactly as the words were dictated with his pen! God created each man in the Bible exactly the way He wanted him to be, so that they could convey exactly what God intended. There is no human element to the Word of God, which is we we call it “THE WORD OF GOD”!!!!!!! Sinful men since the beginning of human civilization have meddled with the Gospel and God's Word. To mess with the Gospel is to meddle with God's Word. Sinful men add works to faith. They add men's words to God's words. When someone teaches to “turn from sins” to be saved, they are adding men's words to God's words. They are perverting the Word of God!
No Scripture is of any private interpretation! The Scriptures are not susceptible to man's opinions and thoughts, as Biblica would errantly mislead you to believe. There is no “universal message” that allows for slackness in translating God's Word this way, or that way, so that it doesn't really matter, just so long as the universal message is conveyed. What an evil concept Biblica is putting forth! All Scripture has been given by inspiration of God, breathed forth from THE MOUTH OF GOD, and not by human intervention. No man or woman today can honestly claim to receive a private revelation from God, and neither did any writer of the Holy Bible add their personal touch to the Scriptures!
I hope you understand what is going on with the modern Bible versions. Biblica is trying to justify butchering the Word of God, on the basis of a false claim that God gave His THOUGHTS to the writers, and then those writers took liberties to add their own THOUGHTS (based upon their own ideas, geography, prejudices, character and personality). Biblica is horribly alleging that since it is merely the THOUGHTS of God that are important, and not the actual WORDS themselves, then it is acceptable for hundreds of English publishing companies to take their turn raping the Word of God. The King James Bible is as a chaste and pure virgin!
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