The Holy Bible is Still Inspired
By David J. Stewart | June 2018
2nd Timothy 3:16, “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.”
The sad truth is that NO PREACHER would ever deny the inspiration of the King James Bible, had he not first been indoctrinated not to believe it in some apostate Bible college. In our text verse from 2nd Timothy 3:16, the King James translators rendered one Greek word, theopneustos, as five words: “GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD.” There is absolutely no reason to limit inspiration only to the original autographs! The idea that only the original texts were inspired is manmade doctrine!!!
In Psalms 12:6-7, if you have a King James Bible, God solemnly promised to preserve His “pure words” (plural) unto every generation. 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.” Clearly, it is the pure words (plural) of the Lord that God preserves unto every generation. God didn't promise to preserve a translation or a language, He promised to preserve His very pure words. Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” I believe we have those preserved and inspired “very pure” words in the English King James Bible!!!
Furthermore, I think it is silly to entertain the notion that only the original words were inspired by God. The meaning of theopneustos is simply, God (Theo, as in Theology) and air (pneustos, as in pneumatic power tools). The word pneustos carries the meaning of moving air, or in this case in 2nd Timothy 3:16, of God breathing. If a Bible student merely considers this particular Scripture, I can understand how they might get the wrong idea, thinking that inspiration only refers to the process of God actually breathing out His words to man. However, this is speculation, not fact! Based upon this Scripture by itself, we simple CANNOT know! That is the truth.
Albeit, in lieu of 2nd Timothy 3:16, I firmly believe that the words of God are still inspired today for SEVEN reasons:
The Greek word theopneustos in 2nd Timothy 3:16 can just as easily mean, that God is the Author of the Holy Scriptures, not merely referring to the process of God giving His words to man. This interpretation is in agreement with God's promise in Psalms 12:6-7 to preserve His “pure words” unto every generation and forever. To say that God imperfectly preserved His “pure words” is INSANITY!!! What good is perseveration without inspiration? Please think this through. God used sinful and flawed mortal men to give us His inspired very pure words. God then promised to preserve those very pure words unto every generation and forever. Yet, modern Bible pseudo-scholars tell us that we DON'T have a perfect Holy Bible today! If that be true, then they are NOT pure words today, and God is a liar for breaking His promise in Psalms 12:6-7. Think about that!
The Alexandrian manuscripts corrupt Psalms 12:6-7, completely removing God's solemn promise from Psalms 12:6-7 to preserve His “pure words” unto every generation and forever. This speaks volumes as to the evil satanic nature behind the modern Bible perversions! If you understood point one I just shared with you, then you understand why the Devil's crowd corrupted this important Bible passage. Do you really believe that the so-called “older” and “more accurate” Bible manuscripts coincidentally REMOVED God's solemn promise to preserve His “PURE WORDS”? Who's kidding who? The Devil knew that the first step in causing Eve to sin, was to place a seed of doubt into her mind concerning God's Word. Similarly, Satan knows that by publishing hundreds of English Bibles and casting doubt upon the accuracy of God's Word, he can cause people to lose faith in God and His Word. Anything less than a 100% accurate Holy Bible is a piece of garbage, unreliable, uninspired and simply cannot be trusted. If even one word in the Holy Bible is wrong, and open to the criticism and correction of modern human scholars, then it is man (scholars) and not God who is the FINAL AUTHORITY. King James Onlyism Verses Scholarship Onlyism (excellent, .pdf book, by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman).
The fathers of the modern Bible versions, Brooke Westcott (1825-1901) and Fenton Hort (1828-1892), conveniently appeared at a time in history of Illuminati infiltration into every profession, religion and government. The latter 19th century produced Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto (1848), Charles Darwin's The Origin of The Species (1859), the birth of the Jehovah's Witness religious cult (1874), the birth of Seventh-Day Adventist religious cult (1863), Westcott and Hort's The New Testament In The Original Greek (1881), and umpteen other satanic beginnings in the late 19th century. In hindsight, any honest student of history can plainly see that the tentacles of the now forming New World Order, extend far and wide into every aspect of modern civilization. It is not a mere coincidence that the inspiration of the Holy Bible has been under relentless attack throughout the 20th century.
It is the enemies of God's Word, the “Yea, hath God said?” (Genesis 3:1) crowd, who keep telling us that we do not have a verbally-inspired (i.e., word-for-word inspired) Holy Bible today! I am not saying that everyone, like Evangelist Sam Gipp, who denies the inspiration of the Bible is God's enemy. I AM SAYING that the Alexandrian crowd are God's enemies, and they all deny the inspiration of the Holy Bible today!!! So any preacher who denies the inspiration of the King James Bible is in bad company, in agreement with the Alexandrian crowd. I heard Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) say recently in his helpful MP3 sermon called, “THE LIVING BIBLE EXPOSED,” that he knew something was very wrong with the Revised Standard Version (RSV) when the newsmedia eagerly promoted it. ...
“The Word of God is our only hope—that's our only hope! This has been the generation of translations and abominations, and perversions, of the Word of God! It's been a long time; now when the Revised Standard Version came out, I stood against it before I knew what it was, because the wrong crowd heard of that, and the wrong crowd received it, and I knew it got too much publicity to be right! And I knew if the newspapers publicized something, it had to be wrong! And so I knew that the American people and a lot of American preachers—they welcomed it into their house before they knew it was a rattlesnake!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
God started the battle of the ages between His incorruptible seed and Satan's corruptible seed. The Holy Bible was not authored by man. It is not manmade. The whole idea behind inspiration is that those words came from almighty God!!! For anyone to claim that only the original words were inspired makes no sense at all. You see, you need to understand something very important, and that is this—EVERY PREACHER who denies that we have an inspired Bible today, also denies that we have a perfect Holy Bible today! That is why they deny the verbal-inspiration of the King James Bible, because they DON'T believe it is infallible, perfect and without error. And if that be true, then God is a liar who failed to keep His promise to preserve His “PURE WORDS” unto every generation and forever. That is why modern pseudo-scholars continue to corrupt Psalms 12:6-7, removing God's promise to preserve His “PURE WORDS.” This is a raging battle today between scholars, preachers and churches—a battle between God's INCORRUPTIBLE SEED (1st Peter 1:23) and Satan's CORRUPTIBLE SEED (Genesis 3:15). Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) rightly called it, “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES” (full MP3 sermon, preached in 1994). So please understand that when you hear preachers saying that the King James Bible is not inspired, they are really saying that it is imperfect and has doctrinal errors in it because of mistranslation. I respectfully totally disagree, I find NO FAULT in the inspired King James Bible!!! So if the King James Bible is imperfect, then it is partially corrupt, and we have no INCORRUPTIBLE SEED today, because then they're ALL CORRUPT! That is exactly what the non-inspiration crowd are telling everyone. I'm talking about the shameful Bob Jones University (BJU) camp, and the shameful Pensacola Christian College (PCC) camp. This is what I believe. I cannot deny my convictions. I love and respect some great preachers, like Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980) who denied the inspiration of the King James Bible. I am simply preaching what I believe to be THE TRUTH. Ultimately, you the reader must decide for yourself what you hold to be THE TRUTH. What saith the Scripture? I believe I have shown you.
If the King James Bible is not inspired, then it is no different than any other manmade book. What's the difference between a book written by me or you, and the various versions of the Bible today, if they are all flawed, corrupt, errant? I mean, how is the King James Bible any more special than my writings on the internet, if it is not perfect and inspired, true and PURE WORDS? Don't you dare tell me for one cotton-pickin' minute that we don't have an inspired Holy Bible today!!! Because what you're really telling me is that God is a liar!!! And the fact that dishonest men removed God's promise to preserve His “PURE WORDS,” from Psalms 12:6-7, PROVES that they know what they're doing is wrong and evil!!! They are calling God a liar, so they removed God's promise, in an attempt to deceive the reader and to save face.
The indwelling Holy Spirit tells me that the King James Bible is inspired. For all the reasons I just mentioned above, I am 100% convinced that the King James Bible is inspired and without error. The issue over inspiration is primarily over infallibility and purity. If the Bible we hold in our hand today is imperfect, then the corrupt portions cannot be inspired. So the debate is really over the reliability and 100% truthfulness of God's Word. It all boils down to God's PROMISE in Psalms 12:6-7 to preserve His “PURE WORDS.” It is no coincidence that EVERY MODERN VERSION corrupts this passage and REMOVES God's promise to preserve His “PURE WORDS.” That should be enough to convince you that the King James Bible is 100% verbally-inspired by our great God and Savior!!!!!!!
Thus, Theopneustos simply means that the Scriptures came from God. The Holy Bible is not a mere manmade book, it is “quick and powerful.” Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged 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 the heart.” When a man writes a book, it is mere history; but when God wrote the Holy Bible, those words are living and powerful. Jesus said in John 6:63, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Did you read that?, “...the flesh profiteth nothing.” We read that, “It is the spirit that quickeneth.” This refers to the Holy Spirit of God, the Author of the written Word of God. 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.” This is how the written words of God came into existence on earth, men spake (wrote) as the Holy Spirit moved upon them.
I find NO FAULT in the precious King James Bible. I view it as being 100% God's Holy Word—infallible, perfect, without error, trustworthy, a masterpiece of literature, very pure words and verbally and completely inspired in every way by God. There are no improvement that need to be made to our beloved King James Bible. The Word of God openly acknowledges that some portions of Scripture are difficult to understand, which is how God intended for it to be...
2nd Peter 3:15-17, “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his 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. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.”
I have never found a passage of Scripture that couldn't be understood by time, prayer and persistent study. We are commanded to pray to God for personal wisdom (James 1:5). There are countless passages of Scripture that I still haven't wholly figured out, and am always praying for God to help me understand the meaning, which is why God wrote the Bible the way He did, to keep our mind and heart searching for answers, hankering in curiosity for the truth.
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Textus Receptus or Textus Corruptus?
Another king James Bible Believer
I think God has a sense of humor in that these "No Bible is inerrant" folks refer to their own ever changing "No reading is sure; every thing is questionable" Greek texts as the "Critical" text. It very definitely is in critical condition. I like to call it the Textus Corruptus as opposed to the traditional Textus Receptus that formed the basis of all Reformation bibles.
In his well written article, The Two Lies, (http://av1611.com/kjbp/articles/coats-twolies.html) Bible believer Daryl R. Coats says: "If the Bible were inspired only in the original manuscripts, no one today really knows for sure what is in "the Bible" because no one today has ever seen the original manuscripts. Not surprisingly, this is the attitude behind every English "bible" published since 1611. "We can only follow the best judgment of competent scholars as to the most probable reconstruction of the original text," says the preface to the RSV, too deceitful to define just what a "competent scholar" is and to cut through the double-talk and admit, "This is what we think the Bible might be." "Scholarly uncertainty" is more clearly evident in the third edition of the UBS "Greek New Testament," the introduction to which states, "The letter A [next to a passage] signifies that the text is virtually certain, while B indicates there is some degree of doubt. The letter C means that there is a considerable degree of doubt whether the text or the apparatus contains the superior reading [note: "the superior reading" is not the same as "the correct reading"!], while D shows there is a very high degree of doubt concerning the reading selected for the text." Apparently the scholars change their mind from year to year as to which "readings" are genuine; how else do we explain the "more than five hundred changes" between the second and third editions of the UBS "Greek New Testament"?
The following testimonies about the character of Evangelicalism today were made by key Evangelical leaders. The irony is that these same men are part of the problem they lament. Each of these men has been guilty of endorsing modern bible versions.
"MORE AND MORE ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS HISTORICALLY COMMITTED TO AN INFALLIBLE SCRIPTURE HAVE BEEN EMBRACING AND PROPAGATING THE VIEW THAT THE BIBLE HAS ERRORS IN IT. This movement away from the historic standpoint has been most noticeable among those often labeled neo-evangelicals. This change of position with respect to the infallibility of the Bible is widespread and has occurred in evangelical denominations, Christian colleges, theological seminaries, publishing houses, and learned societies" (Harold Lindsell, former vice-president and professor Fuller Theological Seminary and Editor Emeritus of Christianity Today, The Battle for the Bible, 1976, p. 20).
"WITHIN EVANGELICALISM THERE ARE A GROWING NUMBER WHO ARE MODIFYING THEIR VIEWS ON THE INERRANCY OF THE BIBLE SO THAT THE FULL AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE IS COMPLETELY UNDERCUT. But is happening in very subtle ways. Like the snow lying side-by-side on the ridge, the new views on biblical authority often seem at first glance not to be very far from what evangelicals, until just recently, have always believed. But also, like the snow lying side-by-side on the ridge, the new views when followed consistently end up a thousand miles apart. What may seem like a minor difference at first, in the end makes all the difference in the world ... compromising the full authority of Scripture eventually affects what it means to be a Christian theologically and how we live in the full spectrum of human life" (Francis Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster, 1983, p. 44).
The neutral method of Bible study leads to skepticism concerning the New Testament text. This was true long before the days of Westcott and Hort. As early is 1771 Griesbach wrote, "THE NEW TESTAMENT ABOUNDS IN MORE LOSSES, ADDITIONS, AND INTERPOLATIONS, PURPOSELY INTRODUCED THAN ANY OTHER BOOK."
Griesbach's outlook was shared by J. L. Hug, who in 1808 advanced the theory that in the second century THE NEW TESTAMENT TEXT HAD BECOME DEEPLY DEGENERATE AND CORRUPT, and that ALL EXTANT NEW TESTAMENT TEXTS WERE BUT EDITORIAL REVISIONS OF THIS CORRUPTED TEXT.
As early as 1908 Rendel Harris declared that the New Testament text had not at all been settled but was "MORE THAN EVER, AND PERHAPS FINALLY, UNSETTLED."
Two years later Conybeare gave it as his opinion that "THE ULTIMATE (New Testament) TEXT, IF THERE EVER WAS ONE THAT DESERVES TO BE SO CALLED, IS FOR EVER IRRECOVERABLE."
H. Greeven (1960) also has acknowledged the uncertainty of the neutral method of New Testament textual criticism. "IN GENERAL," he says, "THE WHOLE THING IS LIMITED TO PROBABILITY JUDGMENTS; THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, ACCORDING TO ITS NATURE, MUST BE AND REMAINS A HYPOTHESIS."
Robert M. Grant (1963) adopts a still more despairing attitude. "The primary goal of New Testament textual study," he tells us, "remains the recovery of what the New Testament writers wrote. WE HAVE ALREADY SUGGESTED THAT TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL IS WELL-NIGH IMPOSSIBLE."
Grant also says: "IT IS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED THAT THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF THE BIBLE CANNOT BE RECOVERED."
"...every textual critic knows that this similarity of text indicates, rather, that we have made little progress in textual theory since Westcott-Hort; that WE SIMPLY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO MAKE A DEFINITIVE DETERMINATION AS TO WHAT THE BEST TEXT IS; that we do not have a clear picture of the transmission and alteration of the text in the first few centuries; and, accordingly, that the Westcott-Hort kind of text has maintained its dominant position largely by default" (Eldon Epp, "The Twentieth-Century Interlude in NT Textual Criticism," Studies in the Theory and Method of New Testament Textual Criticism, p. 87).
"As New Testament textual criticism moves into the twenty-first century, it must shed whatever remains of its innocence, for nothing is simple anymore. Modernity may have led many to assume that a straightforward goal of reaching a single original text of the New Testament--or even a text as close as possible to that original--was achievable. Now, however, REALITY AND MATURITY REQUIRE THAT TEXTUAL CRITICISM FACE UNSETTLING FACTS, CHIEF AMONG THEM THAT THE TERM 'ORIGINAL' HAS EXPLODED INTO A COMPLEX AND HIGHLY UNMANAGEABLE MULTIVALENT ENTITY. Whatever tidy boundaries textual criticism may have presumed in the past have now been shattered, and its parameters have moved markedly not only to the rear and toward the front, but also sideways, as fresh dimensions of originality emerge from behind the variant readings and from other manuscript phenomena" (E. Jay Epps, "The Multivalence of the Term 'Original Text' In New Testament Textual Criticism," Harvard Theological Review, 1999, Vol. 92, No. 3, pp. 245-281; this article is based on a paper presented at the New Testament Textual Criticism Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, November 1998).
R. M. Grant - A Historical Introduction to the New Testament 1963 page 51 - "The primary goal of New Testament textual study remains the recovery of what the New Testament writers wrote. We have already suggested that to achieve this goal is well nigh to impossible. Therefore we must be content with what Reinhold Niebuhr and others have called, in other contexts, an 'impossible possibility.' "
Bart Ehrman, who was trained in Textual Criticism by Bruce Metzger, one of the chief editors of the UBS critical text (the one used to make up such modern versions as the RSV, ESV, NIV, NASB etc.) writes in the conclusion of the book, "Jesus, Interrupted" - "Doctrines such as the divinity of Jesus and Heaven and Hell are not based on anything Jesus or his earlier followers said. At least 19 of the 27 books in the New Testament are forgeries. Believing the Bible is infallible is not a condition for being a Christian."
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Did you know that you don't have to ask Jesus to save you? God has already told you how to be saved, that is, by simply believing that His Son died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and raised up from the dead three days later. Christ raised up from the dead, which means that God the Father accepted His Son's payment for the sins of the world. Christ suffered on the cross so that we wouldn't have to suffer in a literal Hell forever. Amen! You don't have to bow your head to be saved. You don't have to pray. You don't have to do anything except believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, and make that your only hope for Heaven!
Nothing Can Replace The Holy Bible!
“You cannot be saved from corrupted Scripture!”
—a quote by Pastor Steven Anderson from the awesome MP3 sermon, “Saved By The Word.”
“Lies don't save you!”
—a quote by Pastor Steven Anderson from the awesome MP3 sermon, “Saved By The Word.”
“Only the Word of God can make you a man of God!”
—a quote by Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold from the awesome sermon, “The Sure Word of Prophecy.”
". . . ye have PERVERTED the words of the living God. .
Give Me Jesus!
(video sermon by Pastor Danny Castle - You don't want to keep your eye on others, because they'll let you down. They'll hurt you.
And you don't want to keep your eyes on yourself, because you'll feel inadequate, like a loser and a failure. Keep your eyes on Jesus!)
Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.
God will not save anyone who is trying to be saved, He will only save those who are trusting to be saved.
Religion is man trying to reach God
through human effort, but Christianity is
God trying to reach man by the sacrifice of His only begotten Son on the cross.
Luke 11:28, “But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.”
“You can sit there and say, 'Oh, well, you just took it too far. You just took King James onlyism too far!' Well, you know what brother, you can't take it far enough, when they're pushing all these false versions, and all the bookstores, and the Christian bookstores, and all of your big name preachers are all preaching false versions! You know, we need to stand our ground on this issue!!!” —a quote by Pastor Steven Anderson from the awesome MP3 sermon, “Saved By The Word.”
the Word of God can make you a man of God!”
—a quote by Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold from the awesome sermon, “The Sure Word of Prophecy.”
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can.
At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” ―John Wesley
"Just keep on keepin' on!" —Evangelist Lester Roloff
Redeeming The Time
Luke 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
“Nothing in my future can ever affect the salvation that I have... Once you trust the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are eternally secure!” —Pastor Hank Lindstrom (1940-2008), a quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “How Permanent Is Your Salvation?”
“Salvation is based upon purely what Jesus Christ has done. And if you've trusted Jesus Christ here, you're saved forever! Nothing in your life, nothing in your death, angels, principalities, nothing—nothing in your future—could ever undo that relationship that has been made when you trusted Jesus Christ as Savior. And there are many people who are confused over this whole thing.” —Pastor Hank Lindstrom (1940-2008), a quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “How Permanent Is Your Salvation?”
“There are many people who name the name of Jesus Christ, who are not saved, because they're trusting in living the Christian life, or in their works, or in some efforts that they're doing, in order to obtain their salvation.” —Pastor Hank Lindstrom (1940-2008), a quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “How Permanent Is Your Salvation?”
Souls Are Dying!
How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)
Mark 1:15: “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
Mark 11:22, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.”
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