God Kept His Word

 

by Bill Brinkworth

 

 

With over 300+ different Bible versions and translations, many are confused where the real Word of God is, and what it says. Although the devil most likely has had his hand in the confusion brought about by all these versions each saying something different, God has kept His real Word pure and undefiled.  Today we can read exactly what He wants us to have in the preserved, inspired King James Bible.

 

God said He would keep His Word for and with us, and He has done so! 

 

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” Isa. 40:8 According to verse seven, the grass is referring to people.  People will come and go, but the God’s Word will always be amongst us.  It will not be preserved verbally, but in written form.

“But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” I Pet. 1:25  Also: Psalms 102:12, Luke 16:17

 

God chose to preserve His Word in written form.

 

“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Mat. 5:18   the jot and  tittle are referring to diacritical marks of the languages used.  This implies that the preserved word is in written form and that even the smallest detail will be preserved!

 

Its preservation is essential to our faith.  Why would God require it,

if He would not keep it for us?

 

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Rom. 10:17

 

Many places in the Scriptures were quoted accurately at a later date by prophets, leaders, rulers, and even Christ. “As it is written” is used in 49 verses, indicating that the preserved Word was trusted at that time.

 

It is inspired!  “God breathed” into the originals, and He has preserved His original inspiration.

 

“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” Psa. 12:6-7

 

We have the inspired, preserved Word of God in the King James Bible!

 

There have always been copies.  The originals have never been gathered together in one place.  There are no originals! From the beginning God has used and blessed copies:

 

Moses broke the first tablets. God made sure His people had an accurate copy of it. Also, Joshua made a copy of the Law (Joshua 8:32).

King Jehoakim  (Jer. 36) did not like what Jehudi read from the Word of God and burnt them.  God again gave it to Jeremiah. Then it was thrown in the river (Jer. 51:63); end of original #2, but we still have it now —  preserved!

 

The Hebrews preserved the Old Testament in the Masorectic Text.

The New Testament was preserved in Greek in the Textus Receptus. 

 

There have been copies of this form since 150 AD. Different men had a burden that the Word of God be written in a language that the common man could read. Before their work, only certain clergy could read it, and they only told the masses what they wanted them to hear; usually in a language that they did not understand (Latin).

 

The work of many preserved God’s Word from such men as: Erasamus, William Tyndale, Miles Coverdale, and the six companies of 47-54 (according to different accounts) translators  that translated the 1611 King James.

 

The King James 1611 had several changes done to it up to 1769.  The KJV that most read is the 1769 version.  All the 400 changes from the 1611 to the 1769 version were spelling and grammatical changes as the written English language developed and became consistent.  Compare those minimal changes to the over 60,000 alterations reportedly changed in the New King James Version from the 1th version to the 5st version.

 

Example of the Earliest KJV:

KJV 1611: “For God so loued y the world, the he gaue his only begotten Sonne: that whosoeuer beleeurth in him, should not perish, but haue euerlasting life.”  John 3:16 Notice where we used a “v” the earlier language used a “u”.  Also: “I”’s were used as “J”’s,  “f”’s for “s”’s ….

 

KJV 1769: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

 

Since the beginning, Satan has gotten man to doubt and question the Word of God.  If you doubt it, you will not believe it or live it; which is why Satan has done much to water down, hide, or get people confused enough not to read or believe the Bible.

 

Gen. 3:1 “ Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Satan got the first woman, Eve, to question what God had said, and he has been doing the same thing for millenniums.

 

Even the early church had to deal with Satan’s attack on the Truth.  That attack is continued, even more so, in these last crucial days!

“For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.” II Co 2:17

If the Word is missing or has words changed in it, it is not the preserved Word of God that God promised to keep. All modern translations and revisions have changed words.  They cannot be trusted. They are tampering with the Word of God!  They are saying things that God had not!

 

The modern translations and revisions are counterfeits!

  • Their root is from Egypt. The Bible often has a negative outlook on Egypt (Rev. 11:8.), especially Alexandria (Acts 6:9, Col. 2:8). Alexandria is where the philosophy that the Bible is fallible (Origen) grew, and that it has mistakes and must be corrected.  Most modern translations, come from the Alexandrian manuscripts.
  • They remove or change words.  i. e.: NIV is 90,000 words short of what is in the KJV.
  • They change the meaning of the verses.  Bible teachings are altered; many times to suite the author or organization’s beliefs. Often the new perversions change verses dealing with the deity of Christ, Jesus’ virgin birth, hell, and salvation. 
  • The new “bibles” bring confusion. Who is the author of confusion (I Cor. 14:33)? Not God!  Satan is behind the perversion of God’s Word. They change biblical doctrine!
  •  They profess to make the Word of God easier to understand, but they do not!  It is the Holy Spirit that reveals the understanding of God’s Word to man, not man’s intellect.  The “bible” is said to be made “easier” by the new perversions, yet fewer than ever are reading any version.  Even fewer are obeying it and living the way it commands!

 There is a battle raging over the souls of man. The warfare can only be won with the Word of God. Many, including Satan, are working hard to dull the only spiritual weapon man has.  God has made sure the Bible is still preserved in the KJV.  Do you read and obey it?

 

 

“If the modern ‘bibles’ are supposed to make it easier to understand and also correct ‘mistakes’, why did 300+ different versions still not make it easy enough and get it right; and why are they still creating more versions?  The answer is that the primary goal is not to make the Word of God clearer, but so they can make money and make it say what they want!”

 

 

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