“The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” Psalm 12:6
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” Proverbs 30:5,6
If God isn’t powerful enough to keep at least one true translation of His word pure, then what kind of God is that?!
John says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
So if this is to be believed, that Jesus is the word, and also God, and looking at the verses below, which state that He changes not, then doesn’t that mean that His pure word also cannot change?
“For I am the LORD, I change not; …” Malachi 3:6
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8
Saying that man, demonic powers etc can change God’s (true) word by whatever means, means that those things are more powerful than God, and we know that simply isn’t true.
And to say that the Bible can’t be trusted because it was written by men, but history books, newspapers and the like can be totally trusted is backwards thinking. If you believe men over God, then you have a problem.
Yes, man has changed God’s word through various different versions of the bible, and they have used corrupt (false) manuscripts as well.
But to say that God can’t even keep even one translation of the most powerful book in the history of mankind pure and exactly how He wants it, is to say that we do not have a reliable Bible to read, believe and obey.
If we do not have a reliable and true Bible to read, then what?!
If it has been changed, and there is no pure word of God, then we really have no reason to keep reading it and believing it and obeying it.
And for those people to continue to quote from these books that they say aren’t true doesn’t make sense to me.
If it has changed, or been changed, then it isn’t pure anymore and can’t be trusted or relied on.
These are just some of my thoughts on something I’ve seen on fb the last day or two. It is quite upsetting seeing these kinds of things happening in regards to God’s word.
I don’t know, maybe I’m over simplifying it by believing that those verses above are true. Maybe I’m missing something and am completely off the track.
It just seems to me that every other week there is a new thing happening to try to discredit the Bible, and we all know who is trying to do that. It doesn’t take a super spiritual or highly intelligent person to see that Satan is attacking God’s true word. It’s sad to see that people are succumbing to these doctrines of devils though.
It’s naive to think that he hasn’t already done damage in this area, and what I’m reading lately on fb just solidifies this for me. 😦
I say this not to bash anyone, or put anyone down, but to challenge the things they are learning through man, and not the Word of God. When we are too busy learning from man via youtube, fb, blogs, etc we can be easily swayed by these things.
“That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” Ephesians 4:14
If we were to stick to God’s word, with the teaching of God’s Holy Spirit, then we really can’t go too far wrong. (And if we do, the Lord will show us and get us back on track if we are diligently seeking Him.)
Here are a couple of my previous posts about Bible versions.
Satan the great counterfeiter counterfeit bibles