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The Bible contains essential revelation from God that we need to understand spiritual things but is the Bible itself THE WORD OF GOD?! Believing that the Bible is the Word of God many believe that in the Bible they have all the revelation that is available to man about God and dismiss others who claim that God has spoken to them.

Through these articles prepare to have your thinking and assumptions challenged. It is by every word of God that man shall live eternally. Is owning and reading a bible sufficient to have that word? Very necessary understanding in this time where so many confidently claim to be standing on the Bible as the Word of God?

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Thought for Today
Dec. 26


1Peter 2:2

The Word of God is perfect, and if the Bible is the Word of God, then it, too, must be perfect. If errors exist in any translation of the Bible, then that translation of the Bible cannot be the Word of God, for the Word of God is without error. After considering this example of mistranslation in the King James Version of the Bible (KJV), ask yourself whether it or any other version of the Bible is the perfect Word of God.

This particular error found in the KJV of the Bible was one of omission. In translating 1Peter 2:2, the translators wrote, "As new-born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." What Peter originally wrote, however, was this: "As new-born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation." In other words, born-again children of God must be fed the word of God in order to grow until salvation comes. That means, of course, that the KJV translators understood salvation to be a future hope, not a synonym for conversion.

Millions of Christians testify of the day in the past when they "got saved!", but the translators of the KJV were not of that breed. In fact, no Christian in all of the recorded history of Christianity was of that breed. The claim of "I got saved" is a relatively new phenomenon in history. It began in earnest near the beginning of the twentieth century.

The writings of the men called the founding "fathers" of Christianity contain no testimonies from any one of them of "getting saved". Even as far from right as they had drifted, they understood that salvation is the future hope of the body of Christ. They all taught that a holy life had to be lived so that one may receive the reward of salvation that Jesus will bring with him when he returns. To teach that when Jesus returns, he will save only those who have obeyed God's commandments is a doctrine that is anathema to Christians today who claim to already have "gotten saved", but it is the truth, and Christians throughout the centuries, including the translators of the KJV, knew it.

So, I cannot believe that the KJV translators left out the last part of 1Peter 2:2 intentionally, to promote the idea that one receives salvation when he is converted. They did not believe that any more than Peter believed that. Their error of omission in the King James appears to be just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill mistake. But in the Word of God, there are no mistakes.

So, while the King James Version of the Bible is the best of all translations I have read, it cannot be the Word of God because it has mistakes in it.

You can trust your soul to the Word of God. But when it comes to trusting the Bible, as with trusting anything produced by a man, you need to know the truth first so that you can know whether or not that man has really heard from God. Only those who have heard from God can recognize who else has heard from God. As I said before, the only way to be able to recognize the truth of God is to get in touch with God for yourself. That way, you will be able to understand and recognize the fundamental difference between the Word that proceeds from the Almighty and a word that comes from the pen of a frail human.