2010 End of the Year Message
As we end up 2010 tonight, and in some parts of the world it is 2011 already, we end up with the sad statistics of 371 verses corrupted and 2129 words so far which have been omitted, added, or changed since I started this group on July 10, 2004. We have seen this year the horrible corruptions in the modern versions. This is not an argument of whose version is better but it is a serious spiritual battle with eternal souls at stake. We do not take up these kind of battles to be popular but we are commanded to contend for the faith.(Jude 1:3 KJV) Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. The faith was already delivered to the Saints but as we have seen in the modern versions, the faith and its cardinal tenets are under attack as never before. As more modern versions and paraphrases come out, they continually obscure the truth of the Gospel and with each new version, there are increased attacks against the Lord Jesus Christ. The modern versions shroud the reality of judgment. It is a crying shame and it must grieve the heart of God when His blood bought children use these modern versions and then defend them.
If one looks back in church history, it will be quickly found that many Christians gave their lives for the true Gospel and the accompanying Scriptures. All one has to do is look at the history of the Waldensians who had the true Scriptures which came from Antioch and were severely persecuted for them, especially by the Roman Catholic Institution. Today Christians use the bibles which use the manuscripts which are totally of Roman Catholic origin. The Vaticanus and Sinaiticus being the top two corrupted manuscripts from Rome. Then there is the Alexandrian manuscript which contains many Gnostic changes. The King James Bible and its predecessors are bathed in the blood of the martyrs and todayís Christian follows men like Bruce Metzger and Bart Ehrman who both denied much of the Scriptures and were both unbelievers. Do we wonder why Christianity is in such disarray? Can God bless fornication? No He cannot because it is sin! In the same manner He cannot bless the modern versions nor does He give understanding from them because they are born of spiritual fornication! If we are going to make 2011 a year of spiritual victory, we need the right and true tools to accomplish that. Donít let Satan give the excuse of ďI canít understand the words.Ē 30 years ago who knew what a byte was? 30 years ago windows was something we looked out of. 30 years ago who knew what a hyperlink was? Just as we all learned these things about our computers, we can easily learn the very few words in the King James Bible which seem so ancient and yet, when you look them up in a dictionary, they are all still valid words. I want to encourage everyone on this group to march into 2011, contending for the faith and not to back down because we are on the Lordís side and are fighting the forces of Satan who continues to corrupt the true Scriptures. This fight is only going to intensify but take courage because Revelation 19:11 is just over the horizon. May you all have a blessed New Year.