The Hot Topic in the Church Today The Bible version issue is the hot topic in the church today. As Christians, we must know what we believe and why we believe it like never before. The devil is out to destroy the faith of God's people in the Bible and he is doing a good job. The first question recorded in the word of God was asked by Satan. He said to Eve, "Yea, hath God said...?" (Genesis 3:1) That question is still being asked today. Each time a new version shows up it throws doubt on the word of God. The question today is, "Which Bible is the Word of God?"
We hold to the view that the word of God for the English-speaking world is the 'King James Authorized Version' of the Holy Bible. We believe that it is the preserved, inspired scriptures, and that we can honestly say that we have the perfect word of God without error or contradiction. Our position is based on conviction, not preference or prejudice. The evidence for the King James Version is overwhelming in our estimation. From a historical and theological standpoint there is little room for debate among the Christian church as to what version is the true word of God.
Probably the most common criticism of the Bible from the world is that it contains mistakes and contradictions. If you have read the Bible and done any research, you know that this accusation can be disproved by the word of God itself - if you have a King James Version. However, the modern versions are full of blatant contradictions and mistakes, yet the maintstream leaders of the church defend them before the church. They could not defend them before the world if their soul depended on it. A secular college professor would destroy the average Christian minister in open debate and in the process ruin the faith of any who listened to or read such a debate.
We profess that the Bible is 'the final authority in all matters of faith and practice' for the Christian, but if you have conflicting authorities, then who decides what is truth and what is not? The priest, the rabbi, the pope, the pastor, the Greek professor - who? We believe the final authority is the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
Three Contradictions in the New International Version Just a few examples should be enough to show you the problem. In the New International Version (NIV) it says in 2 Samuel 21:19 that someone other than David killed the giant Goliath. Anyone knows this is not true, except the 'scholars' who translated it. According to Hebrews 3:16 in the NIV all the children of Israel rebelled in the wilderness and none made it into the promised land; however, we know that Joshua and Caleb did not rebel, and God promised them each a place in the promised land (just read Numbers 13 & 14). Another mistake is found in Mark 1:2, 3 where according to the NIV the writer of Malachi was Isaiah! Just check out Isaiah 40:3 and Malachi 3:1 - the KJV has it right and the NIV has it wrong.
The Satanic Role Reversal Promoted by the New International Version Now, to really top it off, make note of the outright blasphemy contained in the NIV regarding the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The translators gave the name of the Son of God to the devil and downgraded Christ to the level of a false god! The KJV calls the devil 'Lucifer' in Isaiah 14:12, but the NIV changes the name to 'morning star'!!! The Lord Jesus Christ is called the "bright and MORNING STAR" in Revelation 22:16. Could any professing Christian honestly believe the Holy Spirit led these so-called 'conservative scholars' to take a title reserved for our Savior and give that name to Lucifer? We don't. THIS IS WHY WE CALL THE NIV 'SATAN'S MASTERPIECE' - we believe the devil's usurpation of Christ's title here is his personal signature on the most popular and promoted modern version of the 'bible' today.
And then in Daniel 3:25, where Nebuchadnezzar looks in the fiery furnace and sees a fourth man in the fire and proclaims that he saw what looked like 'the Son of God' (KJV) the NIV translates it so that the Lord Jesus Christ is no longer the Son of the true God, but is transformed into 'a son of the gods' - that is, an imaginary, pagan god that doesn't exist except in mythology! What a ROLE REVERSAL on the part of Jesus Christ and Satan - and all done in the name of conservative, biblical 'scholarship.' SATAN BECOMES GOD and JESUS CHRIST BECOMES A PAGAN, MYTHOLOGICAL 'god' !!! To believe that the Holy Spirit of God is the author of such nonsense is crazy. One would have to be the member of a cult to accept this as 'bible' truth. (That is exactly what the world will accept as truth when Satan shows up in the tribulation and proclaims that he is Christ. All he'll have to do is point those who doubt him to Isaiah 14:12 in a modern version to 'prove' that he, 'Lucifer,' is Christ - and he'll deceive the world with a so-called 'bible.')
Success in Spiritual Warfare Depends on God's Book We are in a battle for the souls of men, women, boys and girls. Faith is our shield and the word of God is our sword. Since "faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17), your faith will only be as strong as the Bible you read and study and memorize and hear preached and taught. You'd better be sure you have GOD'S BOOK - your faith and the faith of those you minister to depend upon GOD'S BOOK, the Authorized King James 1611 (1769) Holy Bible.
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