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IS THE KING JAMES BIBLE THE PURE – PERFECT – PRESERVED WORD OF GOD FOR THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE?

George Lujack

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Many Christians believe in the inerrancy and infallibility of the King James Bible as the pure – perfect – preserved word of God for the English-speaking people. This article will discuss the origins of the ‘King James Bible Only’ doctrine, present irrefutable proofs that the King James Bible is not perfectly translated into English, and will declare the King James Bible Only doctrine to be false.

ORIGIN OF THE ‘KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE ONLY’ DOCTRINE

Many persons since the early 1600’s have proclaimed that the English people must read the King James Version Bible ONLY, being that it is the inspired, perfect, preserved, pure word of God for the English-speaking people, and all other English translations are inaccurate and / or inferior. This doctrinal belief originated from King James himself. Bishops of the Church of England, under orders of King James, exercising ‘ecclesiastical authority and jurisdiction’ wrote many articles and promoted the distribution and placement of the Authorized Version of the King James Bible in the English churches and elsewhere. It was King James, through the Church of England, that first introduced the concept that the King James Bible translators were inspired by God and that only the Authorized Version King James Bible was inerrant and infallible.

KING JAMES BIBLE TRANSLATORS WERE COMMISSIONED BY KING JAMES; THEY WERE NOT INSPIRED TRANSLATORS OF GOD

2 TIMOTHY 3:16:
All Scripture is given
by inspiration of God…

The Scriptures, given to us in their original Hebrew and Greek languages, are the inspired word of God. The King James Bible is not the original written Scriptures and was not given to us by the inspiration of God, but is a translation of His given inspired word to the English language. God directly inspired the prophets and apostles to write the Scriptures. King James commissioned translators to translate the Scriptures into English.

THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS WRITTEN IN OLD ARCHAIC ENGLISH

There are many Christian ministers that believe that archaic old English is a more godly language than modern English. They like to appear more holy when preaching in the pulpits in old English, saying King James phrases such as, “Thus saith the Lord,” instead of “Thus says the Lord,” or “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name,” instead of “Our Father who is in heaven, Holy is Your name.”

Old English is not a holy language, nor is it any holier than modern English. To believe that old English is the language of God, one is basically worshipping the old English language as being of God. God first communicated to Adam in the garden of Eden, in the language He gave Adam at that time, then later on to Moses in Hebraic. The Scriptures do not record God ever communicating with man in any form of English.

King James Bible Only ministers communicate to their congregations in the confusing old English language in a similar manner that Catholic priests do when conducting their Catholic mass while speaking in Latin. The Catholic congregations are confused, and have no idea of what their priest is saying, because their priest is speaking in a language that they cannot understand. Many Catholics are deceived into believing that Latin is a holy mysterious language that their priest is using to communicate with God. Likewise, King James Bible Only preachers use an old form of English that modern English-speaking persons have difficulty understanding, confusing and deceiving them into believing that old English is the holy language of God.

WORSHIPPING THE KING OF KINGS OR THE KING JAMES BIBLE?

PSALM 12:6-7 (KJV):
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation
for ever.

King James Bible Only advocates often cite and misapply Psalm 12:6-7 to uphold their doctrine that God preserved His word perfectly in the King James Bible for the English-speaking people. The words of YHWH (the Lord) were preserved in their original Hebrew and Greek language, from the generation in which they were written, and they will be preserved forever. The Scriptures have been kept, copied exactly word-for-word throughout the generations, in the Hebrew and Greek languages that they were written in, have been preserved to this day, and they will be preserved forever. These verses do not in any way state that the words of the Lord were to be preserved in English, in the King James Bible only.

The King James English Bible was completed in 1611. The King James is a translation of God’s pure words. God’s actual pure words were preserved from the generation in which they were written, not since 1611.

Scripture does not declare that God commanded King James of England to translate His Scriptures or that His word was to be preserved perfectly in English by God-inspired translators commissioned by King James.

The King James Version is not a perfect English translation of the Scriptures, nor is there any perfect English translation. Many terms or words used in the original Scriptures are currently unknown, yet they are part of the original Scriptures. Translators therefore cannot translate words that they do not know, and have often best guessed at translating them in times past.

Many modern English speaking people who use a King James Bible need to use an early modern English dictionary to understand their KJ Bible when casually reading it. The King James Bible is hardly a perfect English translation for modern day English speaking persons.

Although there are numerous minor errors in the King James Bible, there are no errors that are so major as to throw believers off course from God, or cause people to lose their salvation, but to proclaim that the King James Bible is a 100% perfect word-for-word inerrant English translation is a misguided belief and false doctrine. The King James Bible is a good translation, but not perfect.

The King James Bible was not the first Bible published in English. The Geneva Bible was first published in 1560. The King James was later released in 1611. The Geneva Bible was the first Bible taken to America and was used by the Pilgrims and Puritans.

Where in Scripture is it written that the King James Bible is the official God-preserved Bible for the English-speaking people? By what authority, other than the authority of King James, do King James Bible Only advocates proclaim that only the Authorized King James Version Bible is the pure, perfect, and preserved word of God for the English-speaking people? Why the King James and not the Geneva or some other English Bible translation?

THE KING JAMES BIBLE HAS FOUR-FOOTED FOWLS, LEAPING BEETLES, AND UNICORNS

LEVITICUS 11:20-22 (KJV):
All FOWLS that creep, going on all four
, shall be an abomination to you. Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth; Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the BEETLE after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

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Fowls or birds do not go on four legs or feet. Flying insects have six legs, four of which are used EXCLUSIVELY for walking (or creeping) with two legs that are also used either as hands or for hind leaping legs. The ‘beetle’ is a translation error in the King James Bible. Beetles do not have special jointed hind legs for leaping upon the Earth. Beetles are not the same kind of insects that locusts, bald locusts, and grasshoppers are.

King James Bible Only defenders sometimes cite the click beetle to explain the beetle error translation. It is estimated that there are about 450,000 different types of beetles in the world. Out of all of those beetles, there are a few that can leap. The click beetle, if inverted on its back, can propel itself without using its legs to return to its feet. The click beetle uses elastic energy in its body and releases it abruptly to launch itself in the air.

The insect, mistranslated ‘beetle’ in the King James Bible, and all the related insects after its kind, are described as having special jointed hind jumping legs to leap upon the earth. The click beetle does not have these types of jumping legs. The King James insect mistranslated ‘beetle’ and ALL beetles after their kind’ do not correctly fit the description of the leaping insects of Leviticus 11:21-22. No species of beetle has special jointed hind jumping legs to leap upon the earth.

The four-footed fowls and beetle(s) translation errors in the King James Bible were properly corrected to ‘flying insects’ and ‘cricket(s)’ in the New King James Bible and are listed as flying insects and cricket(s) in most other English translated versions of Scripture.

NUMBERS 23:22 (KJV):
God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.*

*See also: Numbers 24:8; Deuteronomy 33:17; Job 39:9-10; Psalm 22:21, 29:6, 92:10; Isaiah 34:7.

UnicornKing James Bible Only defenders claim that ‘unicorn’ is not a mistranslation. They defend the use of the term unicorn by saying that it is not the mythical horned horse-like creature, but it is instead a rhinoceros.

The problem with that explanation is that it defies the very thing King James Bible Only defenders proclaim; that the King James is the perfect translated word of God for the English-speaking people. Ask any English-speaking person what a unicorn is, even back in 1611, and they would say it is the mythical horned horse-like creature, not a rhino. King James Bible Only defenders must translate unicorn to rhinoceros to uphold their doctrine of the inerrancy of the King James Bible, because unicorn is not a proper English term for a rhino.

The unicorn translation error in the King James Bible is properly translated to an ox or wild ox in the New King James Bible and most other English translations.

There are many other, mostly minor, translation errors in the King James Bible that are far too numerous to list in this article that have been discovered and listed.

KING JAMES BIBLE ONLYISM – A CULT-LIKE FANATICAL BELIEF

King James Bible Only advocates share a cult-like misguided faith with the Roman Catholic Church. King James Bible Only advocates proclaim that the King James Bible commissioned translators were infallible and produced a perfectly translated English version of the Scriptures. The Catholic Church proclaims that their popes throughout the ages have been, and are, infallible. Infallibility and perfection are attributes of God. The original Scriptures, inspired by God, are infallible, as only God is infallible. No translation of man, or any pope or clergyman, is infallible or perfect – as all men err.

King James Only advocates rhetorically ask, “If the King James Version Bible is NOT the perfect translated word of God into English, then what version is?” This is a presumptive question, like asking, “When was the last time you beat your wife?,” to a man who has never harmed his wife. Catholics, when faced with the errors of Catholic teachings, defend their church by asking the same presumptive type question, “If the Catholic Church is not the one true church, then what church is?

There is no true, pure, perfect, preserved English translation of the Holy Scriptures, just as there is no one true apostolic Christian church that the Roman Catholic Church claims to be.

WHAT VERSION OF THE SCRIPTURES SHOULD BELIEVERS USE?

The Jews are God’s chosen people who were given His perfect word. The Tanakh (Old Testament) Scriptures were written in Hebrew and the B’rit Hadashah (New Testament) Scriptures books were written in either Greek or Hebrew, have been copied word-for-word, and have been preserved. Imperfect translators have translated His perfect preserved word into the English language and other languages.

King James translators were neither perfect nor infallible. God did preserve His perfect word, but His perfect word was not perfectly translated to English for the English-speaking people by King James translators. God’s perfect word was also not perfectly translated to the Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Moldavian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welch, Yemeni, Zulu, or to any other written language of the world.

The King James Bible is a good, but not perfect, translation of the Holy Scriptures. The King James Bible should be used in conjunction and cross-referenced with the New King James Bible, the Halleluyah Scriptures, and other good versions of Scripture when searching for the truth of God’s word.

George Lujack serves as the Managing Editor for Cowger Nation. Lujack is an independent Messianic Minister, an opinionated conservative political and religious writer, and a retired NY City police officer.

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  1. Julie Borik

    January 30, 2016 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm

    After reading Lujack’s article, I am convinced that this man-made doctrine is not true. As a former Catholic cult member turned bible-believing Christian, I can no longer put my faith in any claims of infallibility with regard to ANYTHING but ALMIGHTY GOD AND HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
    I have studied the charts and read the arguments that uncover the conspiracies relating to purposeful distortion of the scriptures. I can clearly see that many versions of the Bible are wicked deceptions of Satan. However, this does not lead me to conclude that there is therefore one translation that IS perfect; only that there is one translation that is the BEST. Thank you, Mr. Lujack, for your BOLDNESS and insight with regard to God’s Word. This is an important debate among Christians that needs the Light shined upon it and you have done that.
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  2. David

    February 1, 2016 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm

    It is trashy and rehash articles like this one that wounded my faith in Christianity over 15 years ago.
    This guy is a just a by-product of brainwashed corrupt seminaries.

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      October 25, 2016 2:09 am at 2:09 am

      If you must lie and maintain lies about your faith (or the infallibility of the KJV Bible) in order to have faith, you do not have genuine faith.

  3. rose pappas

    February 1, 2016 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm

    The history of the KJV goes back to the very beginning in the first century. To long and detailed to do here. But the KJV translators had hundreds of manuscripts to compare. They put it all together and those thousands of documents agree. I will use just one example. John 3;16 God gave His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. How dare these modern butchers change that to “one and only”!!!!! The Holy Bible was given to us by Almighty God , as His revelation to the human race of Who He is!!! And unholy hands have ripped and shredded the Holy Text, in a diabolic attempt to remove all the passages that identify God as God. Nit-picking over the name of a beetle is beyond insane. the KJV comes from thousands of historical documents that are genuine and accurate. The historical TRUTH is that for hundreds of years the Roman Catholic hierarchy made bonfires of every copy of the Bible they could confiscate, and made bonfires of the people who owned them, too. It was an unbending law of the RC church that the PEOPLE were FORBIDDEN to read the Bible. Then, in 1963, they lifted that ban. And at the same time they began to flood the market with modern alledged translations, which they claimed were all more accurate than the others. These new versions kept butchering the text until it is hardly recognizable. they still keep up their pompous lie, “don’t read the KJV”. It is a tactic of the devil to confuse people and rob them of the power of redemption that is in the pure preserved Word of God. Every word spoken by any human being badmouthing the KJV is a word inspired by Hell. That “more accurate” lie is the devil’s poisoned kool-aid the devil and the Catholic church want you to swallow so your soul will die. the entrance of God’s true Word gives LIGHT to the soul. Read KJV and let the light shine and do not listen to the devil’s pitchmen with their slight of hand lying doubletalk

  4. 2ndEarthAngel

    February 2, 2016 4:03 am at 4:03 am

    KJV Was translated with a gun up to their heads, by order of King James; that every word would be true to the original scrolls.
    God made a way where there was no way-for Gods Children to know The Truth.
    I do use the NIV Bible for study purposes, but when I quote the scriptures-I always repeat King James Version Holy Bible only.

    • Msohe Tzur

      January 13, 2018 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm

      did you know the NIV is missing verses? for real. look for it

  5. Billy D.

    February 2, 2016 9:46 am at 9:46 am

    The English translators have removed the only Name that has Salvation in it.
    Any translation that clarifies the meaning of the Greek word ekklhsia (ekklesia) as the congregation of those who are summoned or called out unto Yahweh;   (2) restores the Hebrew-based proper name of Yahweh (hwhy, and its short form hy, written in English as Yahweh and Yah), that was removed and replaced by the generic title kuriov (written in English as the LORD) during the translation in Egypt of the Greek Septuagint;   (3) shows the Hebrew-based proper name of Father, Yahweh, in italics in the New Testament where there is clear evidence that the text references a passage containing His Name in the Old Testament Hebrew manuscripts;   (4) restores the Hebrew-based proper NAME of the Messiah (evwhy, written in English as YAHshua, meaning Yah is salvation), given by the angel Gabriel, which has been continually revised, with its meaning obscured, as it was translated through Greek, Latin, and English languages.   “The Proper Name Version of the King James Bible” is presented in the belief that it will enable a greater depth of study and understanding of Yahweh and His Word.

    God is only a title not a name. IsaYAH 42: 5 ¶ Thus says Yahweh, He that created the heavens, and stretched them out; He that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it; He that gives breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: 6 I Yahweh have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

    Prov. 30: 3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy One. 4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who has established all the ends of the earth? WHAT IS HIS NAME, and WHAT IS HIS SON’S NAME tell me, if you can. 5 Every word of YAHWEH is pure: He is a shield to them that put their trust in Him. 6 Add you not to His words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.
    Luke 1: 31 And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name YAHSHUA. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and YAHWEH His Father shall give to Him the throne of His father David:
    Yahchanan ( John ) 1: 29 ¶ The next day John saw Yahshua coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of YAHWEH, which takes away the sin of the world.

    1 Yahchanan 2: 2:1 ¶ My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not. And if any man sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Yahshua the Messiah the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

    Acts 2: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the NAME of the YAHweh shall be saved. 22 You men of Israel, hear these words; YAHshua of Nazareth, a man approved of YAHweh among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which YAHweh did by Him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:
    23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of YAHweh, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 Whom YAHweh has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be held of it. 25 For David speaks concerning Him, I foresaw Yahweh always before my face, for He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27 Because You will not leave my soul in hades, neither will you allow your Holy One ( Yahshua ) to see corruption. 28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your countenance. 29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that YAHweh had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up the Messiah ( Yahshua ) to sit on his throne; 31 He seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that His soul was not left in hades, neither His flesh did see corruption. 32 This YAHshua has YAHweh raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Therefore being by the right hand of YAHweh exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has shed forth this, which you now see and hear. 34 For David has not ascended into the heavens: but he said himself, That YAHweh said to my Ruler, Sit you on My right hand, 35 Until I make your foes your footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that YAHweh has made that same YAHshua, whom you have crucified, both King and the Messiah. 37 ¶ Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YAHshua the Messiah for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as YAHweh our Father shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation. 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls. 42 ¶ And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
    Acts 4   4:1 ¶ And as they spoke to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, 2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through YAHshua the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now evening. 4 However many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. 5 ¶ And it came to pass on the next day, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, 6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or BY WHAT NAME, have you done this? 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9 If we this day are questioned of the good deed done to the weak man, by what means he is made whole; 10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of YAHshua the Messiah of
    Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom YAHweh raised from the dead, even by Him does this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nothing by you builders, which has become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: FOR THERE IS NO OTHER NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with YAHshua. 14 And seeing the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 15 ¶ But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle has been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. 17 But that it spreads no further among the people, let us straightly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man IN THIS NAME. 18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in THE NAME OF YAHshua. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of YAHweh to listen to you more than to YAHweh, judge you. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing that they might punish them for, because of the people: for all men glorified YAHweh for that which was done.

    John 14   14:1 ¶ Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in YAHweh, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
    13 And whatever you shall ask in My NAME, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you shall ask anything in MY NAME, I will do it.

    John 17   17:1 ¶ These words spoke Yahshua, and lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that your Son also may glorify You: 2 As you have given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true Father, and YAHshua the Messiah, whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify You Me with Your Own Self with the glory which I had with you before the world was. 6 ¶ I have manifested Your NAME to the men which You gave Me out of the world: Yours they were, and You gave them Me; and they have kept Your word. 7 Now they have known that all things whatever You have given Me are of You. 8 For I have given to them the words which You gave Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from You, and they have believed that You did send me. 9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which You have given me; for they are Yours. 10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I am glorified in them.

    Remember GOD is only a title not a NAME. 2 Cor. 4: 3 But if our message is
    hidden, it is hidden to them that are lost: 4 In whom the GOD of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious message of the Messiah, who is the image of YAHweh, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but the Messiah YAHshua our King; and ourselves your servants for YAHshua’s sake. 6 For YAHweh, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of YAHweh in the face of YAHshua the Messiah. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of YAHweh, and not of us.

    The Proper Name Version of the King James Bible

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  7. Robbie

    February 28, 2016 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm

    There are many Translations & Versions which are good, each has their limitations and benefits… and there are a plethora more who’s verbiage is questionable at best in key passages which slant towards a man made agenda. The best way is to read several in parallel, and have your concordances and word studies from the ‘originals’ and compare both the Septuagint (OLD & NEW) along side the Hebrew/Greek – eventually you will come to see that we do indeed have an accurate version/translation today and that all we really need to do is study to show ourselves approved which requires us to read it IN HARMONY without an agenda other than seeking the truth.

  8. Msohe Tzur

    January 13, 2018 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm

    those who do not believe God preserve his words PERFECTLY are fooling themselves and calling him a lair.

    Psalm 12:6-7King James Version (KJV)
    6 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.

    notice how he promises to keep, and to preserve not either or.
    we all know that all the psalms were Holy Spirit influenced
    even the Hebrew scriptures are a translation from the ancient Hebrew manuscripts God made his promise to keep his words pure and perfect forever and ever.

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  9. Kobi shlomo

    January 14, 2018 4:24 am at 4:24 am

    what a nonsense, because God is very limited to languages! maybe he was the one creating the languages in the first place?
    so God is not limited by no language and it obvious that the holy spirit is the real author of the bible / new testament scriptures

    so if these 2 facts are true what makes you think he cannot do the same in english?

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Dog Meat Soup, Now Being Served at the 2018 Winter Olympics!

George Lujack

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Are Christians judgmental hypocrites about what is and what is not food?

It has been widely reported that South Korean restaurants have been continually selling bosintang, a dog meat soup dish, in the vicinity of the 2018 Winter Olympics that are being hosted by the city of Pyeongchang, South Korea. The restaurants had agreed with the 2018 Olympic Committee to suspend sale of dog meat during the duration of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but have failed to comply.

American Christians are horrified to learn that South Koreans breed and raise dogs for their dog meat, keeping them cramped in tight cages, and then having them slaughtered and served in restaurants for human consumption.

Americans, and Western nations in general, love dogs and keep them as pets. Other nations and peoples do not have the same regard for dogs that Americans do.

The mainstream American Christian rightly thinks of dogs as man’s best friend, not an animal that is to be slaughtered and eaten. Yet many other people of the world do not share our affection for dogs. Koreans and Muslims do not regard dogs as special creatures. In Korea, it is culturally acceptable to eat dog meat. Who do Americans think that they are to dictate what is acceptable to be eaten as meat in another culture?

American Christians commonly eat pork and shellfish. Like the Korean dogs, American pigs are bred, kept in tight cages, and are raised to be slaughtered and served in American homes and restaurants.

Are Christians judgmental hypocrites in declaring that Koreans are wrong for eating dog meat, while they themselves consume pork and shellfish?

Who or what determines what animal may be eaten for its meat, and what animal should not be eaten? Should meat allowable for human consumption be determined by country, culture, feelings, or taste?

God, the Creator, has declared to us through the Scriptures what animals may be eaten and what animals may not be eaten.

THE LAW OF CLEAN AND UNCLEAN CREATURES

LEVITICUS 11:46-47 (NKJV):
This is the law of the animals and the birds and every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the earth, to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, and between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.

Dogs, pigs, and shellfish are not for food or meat meant for human consumption…

LEVITICUS 11:27 (NKJV):
And whatever goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on all fours, those are unclean to you.

LEVITICUS 11:3-8 (and DEUTERONOMY 14:6-8) (NKJV):
Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud—that you may eat. Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; AND THE SWINE, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.

LEVITICUS 11:9-12 (and DEUTERONOMY 14:9-11) (NKJV):
These you may eat of all that are in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers—that you may eat. But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you. They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination. Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales—that shall be an abomination to you.

Mainstream Christianity proclaims that the law of clean and unclean creatures has been done away with in the New Testament, and believers can eat all creatures now. Mainstream Christian theology is in error in declaring that the laws of clean and unclean creatures, listed in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, have been abolished. Mainstream Christian teachings have used Scripture, twisting it, to discard the dietary laws. The rest of this article will be a crash course on why God’s dietary laws, the law of clean and unclean creatures, remain in effect to this day and always will remain in effect.

EVERY MOVING THING THAT LIVES IS FOOD

GENESIS 9:3 (NKJV):
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.

Christians use Genesis 9:3 to proclaim that they can eat pork and shellfish, as every moving thing that lives is food for man. Well then Christians, STOP being judgmental hypocrites in criticizing the Koreans for eating dog! Dogs are moving things too. Join the Koreans for a bowl of dog meat soup. While you are at it, break out the slugs, worms, and roaches and eat them, proving to the world that every moving thing is food!

Genesis 9:3 must be read and understood in the context in which it was written. Genesis 9:3 was spoken by God to Noah, as Noah was disembarking from the ark after the great flood subsided. While on the ark, Noah and the animals aboard the ark were restricted from eating animals and ate grain only, so that the animals would be preserved.

GENESIS 6:21 (NKJV):
And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them.

Here is the true meaning of Genesis 9:3. Every moving thing that was food for you (clean creatures) before you got on the ark shall once again be food for you as you disembark from the ark.

On to the New Testament…

EAT ALL MEAT IN THE MEAT MARKET AND WHATEVER IS SET BEFORE YOU

1 CORINTHIANS 10:25-30 (NKJV):
Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness.”
If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience’ sake. But if anyone says to you, “This was offered to idols,” do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness.” “Conscience,” I say, not your own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty judged by another man’s conscience? But if I partake with thanks, why am I evil spoken of for the food over which I give thanks?

The conscience’ sake issue is whether or not the meat was first offered to an idol. A modern day application is whether or not the meat in question is Halal meat, having been slaughtered by a Muslim in the name of Allah. Since there is no other god and idols have no power to defile meat, believers need not concern themselves with whether or not the meat was first offered to an idol or a false god. Believers are to eat whatever meat is sold, and whatever food is set before them. Unclean creatures are not meat for humans, nor are they food. Likewise, believers should eat whatever FOOD is set before them, not exactly whatever is set before them, for then they would need to eat the cups, dishes, and utensils too. Neither dog, nor pork, nor shellfish, if sold in the meat market, is meat for human consumption.

YESHUA (JESUS) PURIFIED ALL FOODS

MARK 7:18-20 (NKJV):
So He said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?” And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.”

The misunderstanding here among Christians is in believing that unclean creatures are food. Yeshua (Jesus) never ate an unclean creature, nor did He cleanse them for human consumption. Unclean creatures are unclean. Unclean creatures are not unclean food, which would imply that they are a type of food, albeit an unhealthy food. Unclean creatures are unclean and are not to be considered food at all.

Yeshua (Jesus) was commenting on eating food with unwashed hands. Eating food in this manner cannot defile a man’s character.

Eating unclean creatures out of ignorance cannot defile a man’s character either, but eating unclean creatures, or anything harmful, can certainly defile a man’s body.

LET NO ONE JUDGE YOU IN FOOD OR DRINK

COLOSSIANS 2:16 (NKJV):
So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths…

Colossians 2:16 was not written to the modern day Christian; it was written to the new Messianic Torah observant convert of the Apostle Paul’s time. Here is how Colossians 2:16 should be properly understood…

COLOSSIANS 2:16 (NKJV) [WITH INTERPRETATION]:
So let no one judge you [DO NOT BE CONCERNED WITH ANYONE’S JUDGMENT] in food or in drink [GOD’S DIETARY LAWS WHICH YOU ARE FOLLOWING], or regarding a festival [GOD’S FESTIVALS – LEVITICUS 23] or a new moon* or [SEVENTH DAY] Sabbaths…

*Christians have never observed new moon Sabbaths as part of their faith. Therefore, the book of Collosians was not written to the modern day Christian, but to believers who observed new moon Sabbaths.

RISE PETER, KILL AND EAT

ACTS 10:10-14 (NKJV):
Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things
, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”
And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.”

Peter never did eat any unclean creature as a result of receiving his vision. As a matter of fact, no saint in the entire Bible, Old or New Testament, was ever recorded to have eaten an unclean creature. Peter later revealed in Acts 10 what his vision actually meant, what God had cleansed that Peter should not call common: the non-Jewish Gentile people of the world…

ACTS 10:28 (NKJV):
Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or associate with one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call ANY MAN common or unclean…”

God used unclean creatures in His vision to Peter in Acts 10 as a metaphor to represent the Gentile people of the world. The vision was not given so that Peter could eat unclean creatures.

EVERY CREATURE OF GOD IS GOOD FOR FOOD

1 TIMOTHY 4:4-5 (NKJV):
For every creature of God is good and nothing to be refused if it be received with thanksgiving. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Every creature is good for food IF it is sanctified by the word of God to be consumed as food. Unclean creatures are not sanctified by the word of God as food. Prayer cannot cleanse unclean creatures. Christians who believe that they can cleanse unclean creatures through prayer are in error.

ISAIAH 66:17 (NKJV):
“Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, to go to the gardens after an idol in the midst, eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse, shall be consumed together,” says YHWH (the Lord).

Isaiah 66:17 describes your typical outdoor summer BBQ pig roast at a Catholic residence, where there typically stands an idol statue of Mary in the midst of the backyard garden. Praying over unclean creatures will not make them clean. God warns that whoever regularly eats unclean creatures will be consumed…WITH DISEASE.

Christians lead the world in acquiring cancer. It is no longer only a matter of faith to believe that unclean creatures cause illness in human beings; it has now been scientifically verified. A 2015 World Health Organization press release reported that consuming processed pork products such as bacon, pork hot dogs, and sausage causes cancer. Numerous government studies have declared the danger of eating shellfish, but rather than telling consumers to refrain from eating shellfish, municipalities typically instruct the public to cook shellfish well.

JOB 14:4 (NKJV):
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one!

There is a certain cause and effect for things. If one fornicates with many sex partners, the consequences could be an unwanted pregnancy and / or a sexually transmitted disease. If one smokes cigarettes, that person can expect to have damaged lungs and will likely acquire lung cancer.

BUT MY GRANDMA ATE BACON FOR BREAKFAST EVERY DAY AND LIVED TO 100!

OK, but I’d bet granny was quite feeble for a good portion of her latter years. With pork, as with cigarettes, some people eat or smoke and live longer, while some get cancer early in life and die prematurely. The continued consumption of unclean creatures, be it dog, pork, or shellfish, will certainly cause a person to become feeble in old age, if that person happens to live long.

WHEN THE HEBREWS DEPARTED FROM EGYPT, THERE WERE NONE FEEBLE AMONG THEM

PSALM 105:37 (NKJV):
He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was
none feeble among His tribes.

Imagine a whole nation, the elderly included, and no one is feeble. America is a Christian nation filled with elderly feeble people in nursing homes, many of who have eaten pork and shellfish their entire lives.

The good health of a nation’s people is not exclusive to the Jews…

Before the arrival of the Europeans in America, the North American Plains Indians consumed a diet consisting of bison (a clean mammal) and vegetation. The Plains Indians typically lived to be 85 to 90 years old and never acquired cancer, heart disease, or even suffered a heart attack. It is believed that the Plains Indians, as a people, would have lived well beyond 100 years with adequate dental care.

BE LIKE MOSES

DEUTERONOMY 34:7 (NKJV):
Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.

Cigarettes were once advertised as being healthy for you. The time came when the scientific evidence was so overwhelming that cigarette smoking was detrimental to a person’s overall health, that it could no longer be denied that cigarettes were harmful. The time is now here and the evidence is in about Scripturally declared unclean creatures. Human consumption of Scripturally listed unclean creatures is harmful to human health.

NEVER TOO LATE TO START EATING RIGHT

The human body’s cells are dying and being replaced all the time. A person can literally replace many of the bad cells of their body with healthier cells if that person eats right going forward.

THE TRUE GREAT COMMISSION: TEACHING PEOPLE TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS OF GOD

MATTHEW 28:19-20 (NKJV):
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Yeshua (Jesus) taught His disciples to observe the dietary laws. He certainly never commanded or taught anyone to eat dogs, pigs, or shellfish.

WALK AS HE WALKED AND EAT AS HE ATE

1 JOHN 2:6 (NKJV):
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

A Christian is not walking as He walked, and eating as He ate, if he or she consumes dog, pork, or shellfish.

PROPER DIET IS NOT A SALVATION ISSUE; IT IS A HEALTH ISSUE

MATTHEW 5:18-19 (NKJV):
For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them,
he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Christians who continue to ignorantly eat unclean creatures will not lose their salvation over this issue alone. The dietary laws are among God’s “lesser laws.” Those who continually break the greater laws and do not repent from breaking them, (adulterers, drunkards, fornicators, homosexuals, idolaters, murderers, revilers, swindlers, thieves), will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Those who break and teach men to break the lesser laws, such as the the dietary laws, will make it to heaven, but they will be least in the kingdom of heaven. Those who observe the lesser laws, the dietary laws, and teach others that they should also observe them, they will be of greater stature in the kingdom of heaven.

GOD THE DESIGNER HAS DETERMINED PROPER DIET; CULTURE DOES NOT

If American Christians believe and proclaim that God has cleansed all creatures to be eaten as food, then they are being hypocritical and have no moral standing for criticizing the Koreans for eating dog meat.

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Billy Graham goes on to be with the Lord at 99.

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This morning, Evangelist Billy Graham went to be with the Lord age 99. Graham was on overwhelmingly influential minister and lead millions to Christ.

“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead,” he once expressed. “Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”

In his ministry, he counseled Presidents, ministered to Queen Elizabeth, and presented the gospel on a large international level. His willingness to preach the simplistic, uncompromising Word of God should be the aspiration of every pastor, teacher and evangelist.

Dr. Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, shared a recollection of his father on twitter:

Billy Graham’s grandson, Evangelist Will Graham, also shared a quote from his grandfather:

Dr. Graham preached the message of Jesus Christ for over 80 years, and now he is with our Savior in heaven. Billy Graham’s legacy is a wonderful example of how just one life can completely impact the world, expanding the Kingdom of God.

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CATHOLIC POPE FRANCIS, A FALSE PROPHET, PREPARES THE WAY FOR THE ANTIMESSIAH (ANTICHRIST)

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April 16, 2017. A wax image figure of Catholic Pope Francis was set up for the Easter Mass at the Cathedral of San Pedro de Alcántara, in the city of Petropolis, Brazil. The statue was afterward transferred to the Petrópolis Wax Museum, where it is on permanent display.

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‘Prepare the way of YHWH (the Lord); Make His paths straight.’

–Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4 (NKJV)

Satan, God’s adversary, often imitates God with a counterfeit version of what God does. John the Baptist, a true prophet, prepared the way for Yeshua (Jesus), the Son of God, to appear before the world during His Messianic mission. In a similar manner, Catholic Pope Francis, a false prophet, is preparing the way for the false prophet and the Antimessiah (Antichrist) to appear before the world in the end times.

1 JOHN 2:18 (NKJV):
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antimessiah (Antichrist) is coming, even now many antimessiahs (antichrists) have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.

1 JOHN 4:1 (NKJV):
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

MATTHEW 24:11 (NKJV):
“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.”

Catholic Pope Francis, born December 17, 1936 is not the false prophet, but a false prophet who will be succeeded by the the final Catholic pope, known as the false prophet of Scripture.

“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand) –Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14 (NKJV)

REVELATION 13:14-15 (NKJV):
And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to MAKE AN IMAGE to the beast…
He was granted power to give breath to the IMAGE OF THE BEAST, that the IMAGE OF THE BEAST should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the IMAGE OF THE BEAST to be killed.

The Roman Catholic Church has always used idolatry as a means of deception. Catholic Pope Francis is beginning to prepare people of the world to worship image figures of living men. It is prophesied that the Antimessiah (Antichrist) will one day make an image of himself and set this abominable image up at the site of the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem, Israel, and he will demand that the world worship his image.

REVELATION 19:20 (NKJV):
Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.

The beast (Antimessiah / Antichrist) and the false prophet will be defeated by Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) at His return. But before they are thrown into hell, one third of mankind will die (Revelation 9:15-18).

“For false messiahs (christs) and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” –Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22 (NKJV)

Catholic Pope Francis is fulfilling his role, as a false prophet, to deceive even the elect of God, if possible. True saints of God, the watchmen, are doing their job to alert those who will listen to the signs of the end times (Jeremiah 6:16-19).

One final comment on wax image figures used by the Roman Catholic Church system…

2 THESSALONIANS 2:9 (NKJV):
The coming of the lawless one
is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders…

The Roman Catholic Church has a long history of using fake bleeding prop statues as lying wonders to deceive their masses. The Catholic Church, in more recent times, has proclaimed that some of their saints are so righteous that they are ‘incorruptibles’ who do not decompose in death. Is it really any wonder that the Catholic Church, which has engaged in so many lying wonders during its history, also uses wax figurines housed in glass coffins in their necromancy adoration and worship of the dead to deceive their flock?

LUKE 21:36 (NKJV):
“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

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