Making All Men See

Mark Twain has been quoted as saying, "It is easier to fool people than it is to convince people that they have been fooled." I agree with him. Religiously speaking, I was one of those "fooled" people for four decades of my life. Satan's "ministers of righteousness" (II Cor. 11:13-15) working inside the church were effective in blinding me to "God's Grace Program" while feeding me a steady diet of law based performance. I began my "recovery" from Satan's trap (II Tim. 2:26) thirteen years ago when I unexpectedly came face to face with the "key to understanding the Bible" (Luke 11:52). My education and edification in God's program of grace has progressively stabilized my life just like God promised it would in Romans 16:25. May this blog be used of God to liberate the world's largest religious denomination---"ignorant brethren". (Rom. 1:13)

Where Did the Bible Come From?

  • Psalms 12:6,7- God will preserve His Words from this generation, forever
  • Psalms 33:11 - Counsel of the Lord standeth forever
  • Psalms 119:89 - Forever O Lord thy Word is settled
  • Psalms 119:152 - Thy testimonies founded forever
  • Psalms 119:160 - Thy Word is true; judgment endureth forever
  • Matthew 5:18 - Not one jot or tittle shall pass till all be fulfilled
  • Luke 16:17 - Easier for Heaven to pass than one title of law to fail
  • Luke 21:33 - My words shalt not pass away
  • 1 Peter 1:23,25 - Word of God liveth, abideth, endureth forever
  • Isaiah 40:8 - Word of God shall stand forever
  • Isaiah 30:8 - Go write and note in a book that it may be for the time to come forever
In the Old Testament God used the Nation of Israel to write and preserve His Word. What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 2: Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. (Romans 3:1-2)
The Ten Commandments were written by God. Exodus 31:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
Moses rewrites a copy of the original Ten Commandments because he broke the original! Ex. 34:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest. - - Ex. 34:27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. 28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
God instructs Moses to make an ark in which to put the copies. Deut. 10:1 At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood. 2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark. 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand. 4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me. 5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.
The Kings of Israel were to make a Personal Copy of the word of God---Deut. 17:18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
Daniel had copies of God’s Word that were written by Jeremiah prior to Babylon captivity---Dan 9:1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; 2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Daniel has Word of God that was written through Moses---Dan 9:11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him
Gabriel tells Daniel that the scripture is truth---without error. Dan 10:21 But I will show thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
Jesus read from a preserved copy of God’s Word and He stated this scripture was fulfilled. What God wrote down in the past, stands today in the present and future tense--Luke 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book (copy) of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Preservation of a Specific Book
Exodus 17:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
Exodus 24:3-4--- And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do. 4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Moses continues to write in the "BOOK". Ex. 34:27--- And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. Numbers 33:1--- These are the journeys of the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. 2 And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.
When Moses dies the "BOOK" is passed on to Joshua. Joshua 1:8--- This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. God instructs Joshua to study and meditate on the "BOOK". This is one book that has five parts (Genesis-Deuteronomy). Josh 23:6
Joshua wrote the Book of Joshua and it was added to the books of Moses in the one "BOOK". Now there is one book with six parts. Joshua did not think his book was to be something separate from the writings of Moses. Joshua 24:25-26---So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. 26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.
Samuel writes his book about the setup of the Kingdom; then presents his writings before the Lord. This writing is added to the "BOOK"; now One Book and seven parts. 1 Samuel 10:25--- Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.
The Old Testament books were fixed by the Lord Jesus Christ. Luke 24:44---And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Law Of Moses = Genesis - Deuteronomy
The Prophets = Major & Minor
The Psalms = Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song Of Solomon

When the Nation of Israel was set aside, God changed the "who" in His Divine Program, but not the "how". 2 Peter 3:15-16---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; 16 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. Note that Peter had a copy of all of Paul’s epistles.
In order to accomplish this right division you would have to have a copy of the BOOK which contains prophecy and mystery. 2 Timothy 2:15---Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
How could we preach the Word if we don’t have the Word? 2 Tim 4:1--- I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
There were some writings from Paul and the other Apostles that did not end up in the Bible and that is because God did not inspire these writings. I Corinthians 5:9--- "I wrote you in an epistle...(before 1 Corinthians was written). Col 4:15--- Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. 16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

Who put the Bible together? Just as God used certain individuals in the nation of Israel to write and preserve the thirty nine books of the Old Testament in Hebrew, similarly He used Paul to accomplish the work of providing the church with a New Testament…Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: [25] Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;  (Col. 1:24-25) As noted previously, the work of writing Scriptures is technically the work of the Holy Spirit; however, He chose to use men to reduce the Scriptures to writing. Although Paul did not personally write all of the New Testament Scriptures himself, his thirteen epistles did “fill up” or complete the 27 books of the New Testament. Further, the Holy Spirit used Paul to put the books in their proper order as a gift to the church, the body of Christ on earth. There is additional scriptural evidence that corroborates the assertion that while Paul was in prison awaiting his imminent death, he was deeply engrossed in what would be his final contribution to the church---a completed Bible…The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. (II Timothy 4:13) Paul was uniquely gifted by the Holy Spirit to undertake and complete this monumental task... I thank my God, I speak with tongues (known languages) more than ye all: (I Cor. 14:18) As a Pharisee, Paul possessed a fervent love of the Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures; his education, training and experience made him ideally suited to travel the Roman Empire as a representative of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles…For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: (Rom. 11:13)

1. The original text is written and collected before 70 A.D. in Greek.
2. The Bible is copied and sent out by the church
3. Bible Believers preach and teach from it

This TEXT is called the Textus Receptus (received text); a Latin expression that is used around 1624 AD for this Greek Text. Greek was the trade language of the world at that time.
In 1603 King James takes the throne in England. In 1604 King James appointed 54 scholars to translate the Bible into English based on the Textus Receptus. Only 47 scholars ended up completing the work. Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? (Eccl. 8:4) NOTE: Many of the translators were persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church; this is the period just coming out of the Dark Ages. During this same period of time, the RCC produces their own translations; The Protestants reject the Catholic translations and label them corrupt. The Minority Or Corrupt Text line produces the following Bibles:
  • In 1881 a Revised Version was published.
  • In 1901 the American Standard was published
  • In 1913 the Moffet Translation.
  • In 1923 the Goodspeed.
  • In 1951 the Revised Standard Version
  • In 1963 the New American Standard Version.
  • In 1973 the New International Version
Which Text Is The Right Text?
1. In the NIV Joseph is called Jesus’ father. Since Jesus was virgin born we know that it would not be correct to call Joseph Jesus’ father. The KJV correctly interprets the verse by stating “Joseph and his mother…”
NIV Luke 2:33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. KJV Luke 2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
2. The NIV makes our Lord Jesus Christ a sinner. The NIV leaves out a crucial phrase in Matthew 5:22---“without a cause”. So what difference does it make? Well the Bible tells us that Jesus got angry. (Mark 3:5) If getting angry with your brother puts one ion danger of the judgment, then Jesus is in danger. However, if getting angry with your brother without a cause is the accurate interpretation, as given in the KJV, then Jesus can be our Saviour.
NIV - Mat 5:22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca, ' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. KJV - Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
3. In Romans 13:9 the NIV arbitrarily leaves out the phrase, “Thou shalt not bear false witness”. Maybe it is because they know they are “bearing false witness” when they call the NIV the Bible.
NIV - Rom 13:9 The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." KJV - Rom 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
This one leaves out the name of our Lord Jesus…
NIV - Eph 3:9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. KJV - Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
This one leaves out the blood of Jesus Christ…
NIV - Col 1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. KJV - Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
This one leaves out the entire verse…
NIV – Acts 8:37
KJV - Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

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