Monthly Archives: August 2014
Are we using the same King James Bible today as 1611?
Do we need to go to lexicons?
The Reformation was about getting the Word of God into English.
However, many misguided teachers say that the real truth is in Hebrew and Greek.
So they use lexicons (which define the meaning of Greek and Hebrew words), or think that they are advantaged by learning Hebrew and Greek themselves.
Alan E. Kurschner, a supporter of Hebrew and Greek studies, admitted the relativism, subjectivity and fatal weakness of this approach. He wrote, “that’s right they are fallible, including Hebrew and Greek lexicons! I often hear people cite … lexicons as if they are inspired and descended gold-plated from the Greek gods themselves. Lexicons are interpretive; and just like commentaries they often repeat each other.”
Refuting the Calvinist view of Scripture in translation
The Calvinist says, “The Old Testament in Hebrew (which was the native language of the people of God of old,) and the New Testament in Greek, (which at the time of the writing of it was most generally known to the nations) being immediately inspired by God, and by his singular care and providence kept pure in all ages, are therefore authentic”.
The first error the Calvinist makes is to claim that because God initially used Hebrew and Greek, that those languages are somehow more specially, or are the specific method of conveying the truth to the world.
That was certainly not the view of King James Bible translators, who said that the Scripture in English was the Word of God.
Bible Version Issue Questions
The following are a series of questions about Bible versions adapted from http://www.biblediscernment.com/research.html
I have made some comments.
Have you done research on the KJB, modern versions and related controversies?
There is a fair degree of ignorance in the debate on modern versions, and the ignorance is on both sides of the KJB versus modern versions. Often, however, I find that the people against the KJB rely on extremely narrow sources, such as James White’s book against King James Bible Only, which often mischaracterises the debate and is heavily biased and non-analytical in its approach.
The Russian Bear is Back
This is not a time for appeasement, but a time for gathering resolve. The leftist fifth column has no solution to the coming crisis.
Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.