Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on August 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM|
A few thoughts on why the King James Bible is better than the originals...
There are no originals, today.
...Acts 12:4 properly says, Easter, and not Passover, which would be a mistake.
The promise of preservation would be null and void, because no one, today, has the originals that were written in Hebrew or Greek.
"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." Psalms 12:6-7
Originally, God gave His word to His people, Israel (Romans 9:4). Then, four hundred years before Christ came the first time, the whole world, under Alexander the great (Daniel 7:6), spoke in Greek. After four hundred years of silence, from the Old Testament to Christ, in order to get the Gospel to the whole world, God wrote His word in Greek, the common language of the world. Today, after four hundred years of writing His preserved word, in English, the common language of the world, we look for Christ to come "...the second time without sin unto salvation." Hebrews 9:28
Where is the original ten commandments? Who ever read them, but Moses? After God rewrote them, and placed them in the ark, where is the second set, today? How do we know that we have the actual exact words of the original, if they were destroyed by the receiver (of the law)?
If you can't inspire a translation, what do you do with the New Testament in Greek, when the New Testament Prophets quote the Hebrew Old Testament. Didn't someone have to translate a copy of the Hebrew Old Testament quote into Greek?
...After Jehudi cut out the original, and tossed it in the fire, where is the copy of Jeremiah 36? Does the copy match the original? Let me help you. In a word... NO!
What spirit would tell you that you have to learn another language, get an education, go to school, consult a scholar, before you can know the words of God, passed down to you, without error? In light of Isaiah fourteen, what spirit would tell you to look to HIGHER scholarship for understanding the plain words of God?
"All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge." Proverbs 8:8-9
Who told any man to sit in judgment on the word of God? Wasn't that the first question in the Bible? (Genesis three) I wonder, who asked it? I wonder what he tried to sell to Mother Eve? (Genesis 3:5)
Jesus said... "...It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4) If you don't have every one, you are, indeed, in trouble.