Quotes and Notes for the Day
WHICH BIBLE SHOULD WE USE ? III
” The Words of the LORD are pure words…….thou shalt keep them O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” Psalm 12:7.
“Is there a Book for our generation of which we can say without equivocation, this came from God and it is an accurate account of what He said?” To those who are Christians in the Biblical sense of the word, this question might seem unnecessary. However, this is where we must begin for it is foundational to the entire issue. Furthermore, even superficial confidence in the Bible by masses has been eroded by liberal pulpit (Bible correcters) all over the land.
Does it really matter whether we have a book we call “the very word of God”? It sure does! Because everything depends upon it! If there is no book we hold in our hands that we call “The Word of God” then we have nothing; truly our faith is vain. But if there is such a book, such a standard authority, then it also follows that various translations and versions which claim to be the word of God but which vary and are in disagreement are not the Word of God. There is only one true Bible. Cheap substitutes will not do no matter how many people buy them and in spite of all the notable people who endorse them.
We are witnessing in our day Bible translations and paraphrases that use a contemporary – street language approach. An old time preacher once commented; “The Bible is a class all by itself, this separated character should be maintained, and any attempt to secularize it and lower it to the level of other literature by loose and irresponsible versions and translations is using the Word of God ‘deceitfully.’ It is profaning the Bible.”
First of all; God has given a saving revelation of Himself. God has by inspiration inscripturated that revelation in the Bible. God has preserved the text of the Holy Scripture so that all generation can have access to it. And access to the Scripture is achieved by translation. The two fundamental doctrines up on which the Bible stands are; INSPIRATION AND PRESERVATION. We can not remove what the Bible teaches about preservation without immediately affecting its teaching on inspiration or revelation. Truly the doctrine of Inspiration means little without the doctrine of Preservation. If the original writings of the Bible were inspired but God did not watch over them in such a way as to preserve them, what good would that be to us?
And if only the originals were inspired, what is the use of speaking of an inspired book which is unavailable for Two Thousand years? If God did not preserve His word, there are many inescapable conclusion. If God did not preserve His word then God did not keep His promise. Look at these promises God made to preserve it. Isaiah 40:8, ” The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever.” Psalm 119:89 “ Forever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in Heaven.”
Pslam 12:6-7, God promised that all generation would have the word of God, ” The Word of the LORD are pure words…. purified seven times…….. thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.” Luke 21:33, “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” Now if the originals were not preserved then God’s words at least some of them (according to the modern versions -thousands of them) have passed away. They have been taken out, and good many of them placed in footnotes.
Unless the modern version proponents have some way to explain these verses, God surely promised that His word would remain for all time and even for eternity. Did God fail to Keep His own promise? God forbid! “ Let God be true and every man a lair” !!
to be continued…………………
From The Peoples Gospel Hour Staff !
How to be Saved …and KNOW it – your most important stop on this site.
The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff.