There Is No Bible Preservation Without Inspiration
by David J. Stewart | October 2019
Lamentations 1:12, “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?”
John 6:63, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
I am sick and tired of hearing today's apostate Bible colleges (which are training thousands of apostate church pastors) advertise a “preserved” King James Bible that is not “inspired”! It is woeful apostasy! In our text Bible verse, Jesus said that the Words He spoke are “SPIRIT” and “THEY ARE LIFE.” That is the difference between the words of a mortal man, versus the inspired Words of almighty God! It is a very big deal! It is a big deal to inspiration-deniers too, which is why they are so adamant to defend their wrong position. To save face and be loyal to their peers in the business of religion, today's ungodly Bible colleges and apostate churches are claiming that God only inspired the “original manuscripts” and then He “supernaturally preserved” those words. That is exactly what Bob Jones University believes and teaches their students...
“We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible in the original manuscripts, and we believe that God has supernaturally preserved every one of His inspired words for us today. However, from the founder to the present administration, we have never taken the position that there can be only one good translation in the English language.” [emphasis added]
That is an impossible statement! Bob Jones University (BJU) sells multiple different Bible versions in their campus bookstore. BJU has a big problem doctrinally, because there are literally HUNDREDS of English Bible versions, and they differ in content DRASTICALLY!!! How can BJU claim to believe that God has “SUPERNATURALLY PRESERVED EVERY ONE OF HIS INSPIRED WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE,” while at the same time tolerating conflicting English Bible versions that completely contradict each other in words and meaning??? It is utter apostasy! If, as Bob Jones College asserts, God has “supernaturally preserved” His inspired words in multiple modern Bible revisions, then WHICH ONES? Bob Jones makes a bold statement, but then doesn't back it up. You cannot just claim to believe there are more Bibles than the King James Bible, but refuse to specify which ones.
Although I don't agree with Pastor Peter Ruckman on several doctrinal issues (such as his view of Old Testament salvation by works), his work exposing the modern Bible versions is impeccable...
The Alexandrian Cult Series (awesome .PDF book by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman)
Does BJU think the Alexandrian texts are also preserved by God? Yes, that is exactly what they are saying, and they are pulling on the same rope as the Devil by doing so. How can God's Words be “supernaturally preserved” in multiple Bible versions. I've been in churches pastored by Bob Jones' graduates, who use the satanic Easy-To-Read Version (ERV), which is translated from the corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts. What kind of “Bible college” cannot decide which Bible is the genuine McCoy among literally hundreds of English Bible versions? It is apostasy!!! God said he vomits out “LUKEWARM” churches! I cannot think of anything more “lukewarm” than straddling-the-fence in the matter of the Bible version debate. God only authored ONE BOOK!!! Psalms 138:2, “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Seeing that God magnifies His Word above all His own holy name, I'd say the holy Bible is an important matter to fight over!!!
Oh, how sad and how tragic it is that today's professed Christians are indifferent toward the inspiration of the Word of God. It is a big deal, because the foundation upon which the Devil's crowd continue to translate and publish more English Bible versions, is that ONLY THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS WERE INSPIRED. Therefore, it is open-season on the Word of God, since we don't have those perfect originals today! Biblica.com (the translators of the New International Version) openly admit, that they believe God merely gave man His thoughts to humanity, and then holy men of old merely wrote down their own words, using their own unique style and bias.
“I'd rather be a prostitute, or one who sells prostitutes, at the Judgment of Christ, than to be a professor who shakes the faith of young people.” —Dr. Jack Hyles (a quote from the sermon titled, “It Seemeth Right”)
Consequently, the NIV translators have a very liberal mindset toward their approach in translating the Scriptures. In other words, anything goes! The fact that you can pick up a dozen different Bible versions and they'll all read differently proves what I say. This horrible and ungodly attitude toward translating goes 100% contrary to the plain words of our Lord, Who said in Matthew 5:18, “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.” And again the Lord said in Matthew 4:4, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” If we are to live by “EVERY WORD” from the mouth of God, then we need an “EVERY WORD” Bible!!! Pastor Jack Hyles rightly states:
“'The Battle Of The Ages' is seed verses seed, God's seed verses Satan's seed, God's Word verses Satan's word; but Satan's word is always a changing or paraphrasing of God's Word. So we have a battle going on between incorruptible seed and corruptible seed, or EVERY WORD of God verses the thought inspiration and other translations or versions, if you please!”
SOURCE: BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
The Betrayal of the Eternally Inspired Words of God
Job 15:6 “Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.”
Don't take my word for it, go to each Bible college's Statement of Faith and read what they say. You'll read something about God's Words being “inspired in the originals,” but that God only “preserved” those words for today. Case in point, here is the Statement of Faith of 'The Crown College' in Powell, Tennessee...
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, “as it is in truth, the Word of God…” (I Thessalonians 2:13). We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God’s preservation of His pure words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6-8). We believe that the Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed. The Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are those texts of the original languages we use; the Authorized King James Version of the Bible is the English version we use in the English-speaking world. The Bible is our sole and final authority for faith and practice. [emphasis added]
They just won't say that the King James Bible is “inspired”! Do you see what I mean? They believe in a PRESERVED Bible that is not INSPIRED. Here's what West Coast Baptist College believes, where Dr. Paul Chappell is the pastor...
We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe that God not only inspired every word, but that He has preserved them through the ages. We believe that the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people and is the only acceptable translation to be used in this church. (Psalm 12:6–7; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:19-21) [emphasis added]
They just won't say that the King James Bible is “inspired”! Here is the Statement of Faith for the apostate 'Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary' (cemetery)...
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration by God of the original manuscripts of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, and that they are inerrant and infallible in all matters. [emphasis added]
They just won't say that the King James Bible is “inspired”! Here is the Statement of Faith of 'Hyles-Anderson College' (my dear ole home college where I was trained to serve God). Notice how they intentionally separate the King James Bible on the bottom from any mention of inspiration on the top. It is shameful! I don't blame Dr. Russell Anderson for requesting that his name be removed from the college...
We believe the Word of God as found in the sixty-six (66) books from Genesis to Revelation is infallible and inerrant and perfect;1 it is the plenary and verbally inspired2 words of God to men.3 We believe God has also preserved every single word4 through the ages.
1 Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; 2 II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21; 3 Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4; 4 Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; Matthew 24:35; I Peter 1:25.
God has divinely preserved His words for English-speaking people in the King James Version. The King James Version is the translation used in any and all ministries of First Baptist Church for English-speaking people. [emphasis added]
They just won't say that the King James Bible is “inspired”! Pastor Jack Schaap made disparaging insults against preachers who held to a King James Bible only view, literally calling them such derogatory terms as: “rats in the woodpile,” “ignorant hillbillies,” “espousing Catholic theology” and “barbarians”! In response to this brutal assault from the First Baptist Church Of Hammond pulpit against the King James Bible crowd, Dr. Russell Anderson personally wrote an open letter to Brother Hyles in Heaven, rebuking Dr. Jack Schaap for his betrayal of the inspired Word of God. Dr. Schaap held to his new errant position, and the FBCH congregation went along with his apostasy, which meant HAC were done for (since the church owns and controls the college). When Pastor John Wilkerson replaced Dr. Schaap, Dr. Russell Anderson wrote another open letter in 2015 to Pastor John Wilkerson, requesting for his name to be removed from Hyles-Anderson College because of their refusal to return to the college's former position that the King James Bible is inspired. I don't understand all the arrogance, pride, hatred and refusal to comply with THE TRUTH. You'd have an easier time giving a cat a bath than you would convincing today's average Bible college to profess the inspiration of the King James Bible!!!
Kindly, Pastor Jack Schaap tried to defend himself, doing damage control in 2009 in 'THE VOICE', stooping lower-than-low by attempting to prove that Pastor Hyles believed and taught THE SAME GARBAGE as Brother Schaap believes, that the King James Bible has a bunch of mistakes and is not inspired by God as were the originals. Dr. Jack Schaap is a liar! In fact, Brother Hyles did renounce his own errant beliefs from the earlier days of his ministry, fully admitting that Bible colleges had MESSED HIM UP TOO! Please read this, in his own words...
Folks, I'm going to go to seed [to become worn] before I die on defending this Book—I'm going to go to seed on it! I'm a little tired—by the way, every preacher in America, before he met a theologian, believed exactly what I'm preaching tonight! Theologians messed us all up—they messed me up for a while, I'll be honest with you—messed us all up! When I went off to college, I thought I had the words of God in this Book right here. When I was in college for awhile I found out I didn't. Not only that, I found out nobody did! Not only that, I found out you couldn't have them! Not only that, I found out there was no such thing as any book in all the world that had the words of God in 'em! [emphasis added]
But my Bible said that we're supposed to keep His “WORDS”; not His truths, not just His doctrine, but His “WORDS”! ...
Folks, here's what's happening in America. The old-time preachers that built this country believed that this Book right here had the words of God in it! Your grandpa and grandma, that built this country, shed their tears on this Book, thinking they had the very words of God in their hands. And fundamentalists ALL believed what I'm preaching tonight, until we got our own Bible colleges, and seminaries, and sent our professors off to train at the feet of Karl Barth, and Reinhold Neuber, Emil Brunner, and others, who said that the Bible does not have the “words” of God, it is the Word of God, and that all the Bible is not inspired word-for-word. So we did not want to be considered “unintellectual” by the intellectual community; we're not willing to be called “nuts” and “fools”—just chalk me up as a nut! Chalk me up as a fool! Yea! Chalk me up as an uneducated illiterate if you want to, but I guarantee Ya—I'd rather study my A-B-C's in Heaven, then Greek and Hebrew in Hell!
Whosoever shall be ashamed of “ME AND MY WORDS”; it didn't say His “WORD,” it says His “WORDS”!
SOURCE: Pastor Jack Hyles, a beautiful quote from the sermon, “There Are Too Many Smiths In The Land
Kindly, Pastor Jack Schaap very dishonestly misrepresented Dr. Hyles, by not telling THE WHOLE STORY. Brother Hyles was a truth-seeker, like me. I am sick of religious men merely collecting a salary, pursuing the ministry as a mere money-making opportunity, having no zeal or concern for THE TRUTH. Read again what Dr. Hyles himself said about his errant earlier views on the King James Bible being corrupt. You've gotta love a man like this, who is big enough to admit when he was wrong, and repent, and move toward a right position. That is another reason why I love Dr. Hyles so much—he wanted to DO RIGHT and preach THE TRUTH, even if it meant admitting to the world that he had been previously wrong. How does that compare to First Baptist Church Of Hammond today, who are too arrogant and proud to do the same thing (or else they are sincerely deceived by the Devil and no longer agree with Dr. Hyles)...
“I'm a little tired—by the way, every preacher in America, before he met a theologian, believed exactly what I'm preaching tonight! Theologians messed us all up—they messed me up for a while, I'll be honest with you—messed us all up! When I went off to college, I thought I had the words of God in this Book right here. When I was in college for awhile I found out I didn't. Not only that, I found out nobody did! Not only that, I found out you couldn't have them! Not only that, I found out there was no such thing as any book in all the world that had the words of God in 'em!” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Pastor Jack Hyles, a beautiful quote from the sermon, “There Are Too Many Smiths In The Land.”
I say this all in a spirit of care and love, God knows my humble heart. I feel like David going up against Goliath, because of the fame and influence of the First Baptist Church Of Hammond. They obviously want to make this all go away and say as much as they possibly can, falling just short of saying THE TRUTH, the all-important truth that the King James Bible is verbally inspired. There is a prevalent attitude today in fundamental Baptist churches that soulwinning is what really matters, but I contend that if it is so trifle a matter, THEN WHY WON'T THEY COME OUT AND SIMPLY SAY THAT THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS INSPIRED! See, it is a gigantic issue to them, they're just in the wrong!!! The famous motto of the Texas Rangers is: “No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that's in the right and keeps on acomin'!”
“I still believe that I'm right, that's the reason I can stay in the fight!” —Evangelist Lester Roloff, “The Lost Fear Of God.”
We Have a 100% Verbally-Inspired King James Bible Today
Dr. Shelton Smith of The Sword of The Lord is bold to proclaim the verbal inspiration of the King James Bible. We KNOW where he stands...
“What He at first inspired, the Lord God has now preserved. Therefore, when I hold the King James Bible in my hand, I hold the inspired text. It was inspired and now that inspired Word has been protected, preserved and provided for us!” [emphasis added]—Dr. Shelton Smith (editor of the Sword of the Lord ministry, Murfreesboro, Tennessee).
I tell you, if the King James Bible that you hold in your hand is not INSPIRED, then it surely hasn't been PRESERVED. Let the intellectuals running (and ruining) the Bible colleges today debate among themselves, there is no controversy if you believe the Word of God. Pastor Jack Hyles believed and taught that the King James Bible is 100% presently verbally-inspired, and he thought it was worth fighting over!!! ...
“I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they use the King James Bible. Tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word.” —Dr. Jack Hyles, "The Need For An Every Word Bible," page 54.
“I would not give, knowingly, one thin dime to a college that does not believe in the verbal inspiration of this Book I hold tonight.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the timeless sermon, “YOU MUST GO THROUGH ARABIA”; preached October 11, 1981.
Dear reader, put today's Christian leaders to the test. Don't let them weasel their way around the issue of inspiration. Ask them the question: “DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE KING JAMES BIBLE TODAY IS WORD-FOR-WORD INSPIRED?” And then ask them the question: “DO YOU BELIEVE THERE ARE ANY MISTAKES IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE?” I thank God for Pastor Al Lacy, he was a friend to the inspired King James Bible!
On The King James Bible (an awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor Al Lacy)
Those devils (pseudo-theologians) in today's Bible colleges will mess with your mind, by saying that the Bible was inspired only in the originals, and then God preserved those words; but THEY ARE LYING DEVILS, because if the King James Bible is not inspired today, then it hasn't been preserved. What they are really saying is that AT BEST today we only have a screwed-up Bible translation. YOU TALK ABOUT STINKING PRIDE!!! Let me ask you a very reasonable question: “WHAT GOOD IS PRESERVATION WITHOUT INSPIRATION?” I mean, what would be the purpose of preserving God's very pure words if they have lost their inspiration? The reason why I get so worked-up over this issue, is because I know that the foundation of the Bible-corrupting movement is that we do not have an inspired Bible today. That is what infamous atheist Voltaire believed...
“The Bible is not the inspired, inerrant and 100% historically true words of God. ... If we would destroy the Christian religion, we must first of all destroy man’s belief in the Bible.” —Voltaire (French philosopher and former unbeliever 1694-1778 - He now knows better [in Hell])
Did you get that? If you won't listen to a fellow brother in the Lord like me, then hear with this hellbound atheist said! Voltaire understood that the key to destroy the Christian religion is to destroy man's belief in an inspired Bible. Voltaire even used the word “inspired”! Respectfully, the First Baptist Church Of Hammond today are in agreement with Voltaire that the Bible is not inspired! Since 2008 they have denied the inspiration of the King James Bible. Respectfully, Pastor Jack Schaap didn't ruin First Baptist Church of Hammond, he merely led the congregation down a wrong path, but had they been right with God they never would have followed him down that path of apostasy, once he strayed away from THE TRUTH! They destroyed themselves! A church can only be destroyed from within!
“We're in a battle for the Word
of God, that's the big battle!”
—BATTLE OF THE AGES (an MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
Why An Inspired King James Bible is So Critically Important
Jesus exclaimed THE TRUTH in John 6:63, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Dear friend, the Lord's Words are more than merely “pure words” and “preserved” (Psalms 12:6-7), they are “spirit” and they are “life”! They are inspired! Revelation 19:13, “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” John 1:1-3 and 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Jesus is the Living Word and the Bible is the Written Word! We have an inspired King James Bible. 2nd Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” Inspiration means that God's Holy Spirit gave men those Words, they are divine! The Holy Bible is God's inspired Word, every single word of it!!!!!!! Those men who say it is not inspired are in good company with atheists like Voltaire!
Read this powerful quote dear reader...
Marcus Borg [1942-2015] in his book The Heart of Christianity argues that faith would be considerably strengthened if the Bible were not regarded as inspired (at least in the usual sense), but instead were regarded as the product of writers from the historical communities of ancient Israel and the early Christian movement. This perspective, he argues, does not deny God, but sees the Bible as the response to God from and within these two communities. “It is not God’s witness to God (not a Divine product) but their witness to God.” If the Bible were so conceived, one would not be forced to reconcile the various perspectives presented as one harmonious whole. From Borg’s perspective, one could replace bad or forced faith with genuine faith. [emphasis added]
In other words, more infidels would accept the Bible if it were merely viewed as being authored by men instead of God. Do you see friend why inspiration is so important? Sadly, Hyles-Anderson College and First Baptist Church of Hammond no longer believe that the King James Bible is inspired by God, which means that men like Cain gave us their best efforts, but it is not 100% perfect. FBCH and HAC cannot reasonably claim that God preserved His pure words, but they are no longer inspired words. In 'THE VOICE' from February of 2099, published by FBCH, they plainly said that the King James Bible has a bunch of errors in it, and Dr. Schaap attempted to say that Brother Hyles believed the same (which he didn't in his latter ministry, as I have evidenced to you). Well which is it then? Does the Bible have a bunch of mistakes in it, or is it PURE WORDS? How can they be pure words if they are not inspired? By “inspired” I mean what the Bible means in 2nd Timothy 3:16, theopneustos, “GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD” (God-air). Theo means God in Greek.
Our modern English modern word “pneumatic” comes from the same word neustos. For example: a pneumatic power tool, which is operated by air pressure. Who breathed those words to holy men of old? It was God, whose Holy Spirit breathed upon those flawed men. So are those words in the King James Bible still the Holy Spirit's words? Yes, they absolutely must be! Why do they have to be inspired? Simply because if they are not inspired, then flawed men did their best but were incapable of giving us a perfect Bible today. I refuse to believe that the omnipotent, omnipresent, omnibenevolent, omnisapient and omniscient God who created the universe by the Word of His mouth, was too impotent to preserve His very pure words as He promised. 2nd Peter 3:5, “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water.”
So if you don't listen to anything else I say dear reader, pay attention now, please. AN INSPIRED BIBLE MEANS AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT BIBLE! Don't believe these liars who claim to believe in an infallible, inerrant, preserved and perfect King James Bible that is NOT INSPIRED! It just doesn't exist! If those King James translators fell short of giving us God's “very pure” words (Psalms 119:140), then they are not inspired words. That is exactly what today's apostate Bible colleges believe. They all believe that even the best Bible, the King James translation, has mistakes and errors in it (Listen Dr. Jack Schaap himself TRASH THE KING JAMES BIBLE!). Psalms 19:7, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.” I HAVE NEVER FOUND A SINGLE MISTAKE IN THE BELOVED 'KING JAMES BIBLE.' (And neither did Dr. Jack Hyles by the way.) You can hear Brother Hyles for yourself say that in his MP3 sermon titled, “I FIND NO FAULT IN THIS MAN!” The King James Bible was my mother's Bible. It was Dr. Hyles' mother's Bible. The King James has been my only Bible since I became born-again at age 13. I was born-anew, begotten by the inspired Word of God! 1st Peter 1:23, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” How can that word not be inspired by God?
I am so sick of deeper-life theologians telling us that the Bible is not inspired today. Do you know why they say that? It is because they do not believe we have a perfect Bible today! Since they cannot reconcile having an imperfect Bible, with God's Words being perfect, they have to lie and say we don't have an “INSPIRED” King James Bible. If it's not the King James Bible, then prey tell me, which version is it? Is it the New International Version (NIV). Or how about one of these versions, expressed by their proper acronyms...
SUM OUT TIM ABP INT HEB PAR WRD PEO KJS CHI FUL SPL BAR CAL CLA DAR GIL GSB GUZ JFB KAD KJT MHC MHW SCO TSK WES NIV NLT ESV NAS GWT KJV ASV DRB ERV WEB WLC WLV WLO WLT BHS BHO BHT ALE PAL SEP SPU SPT VUL AKJ BBE DBY KJP OJB WBS NIV NLT ESV NAS GWT KJV ASV DRB ERV WEB WLC WLV WLO WLT BHS BHO BHT ALE PAL SEP SPU SPT VUL AKJ BBE DBY KJP OJB WBS YLT
Where do you think all those English Bible versions came from? If you guessed “THE DEVIL,” I'd say YOU ARE CORRECT! If you cannot get rid of the Bible, the next best thing is to publish hundreds of counterfeit Bibles to obscure God's inspired Words. SHAME ON HYLES-ANDERSON COLLEGE! SHAME ON FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HAMMOND! SHAME ON BOB JONES UNIVERSITY! Proverbs 16:5, “Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” Pastor Jack Hyles thought the inspiration of the Word of God was worthy fighting and even dying over. I'll die before I'll give up the fight! Proverbs 11:21, “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.”
Evangelist Billy Sunday saw the potential dangers of apostate Bible colleges and dead churches a century ago...
“We've got churches, lots of them. We've got preachers, seminaries, and they are turning out preachers and putting them into little theological molds and keeping them there until they get cold enough to practice preaching.” —Billy Sunday, “Criticism and Criticism” (chapter 18), from his biography by William T. Ellis titled, “Billy Sunday: The Man And His Message.”
The modern perversions of the Bible are Satan's weapons against the churches...
Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”
I thank God for men of God who still proclaim the inspiration of God's Words; such as, Pastor Bob Gray Sr. This is great truth! ...
Mark 13:31- “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.”
False bibles come from false premises. We have found ourselves downplaying verbal inspiration at the expense of so-called higher education and Christian publications. The attempt by Bob Jones University and other Bible colleges to establish the premise of thought inspiration is, and should be, astounding to fundamentalists everywhere.
There is a difference between verbal inspiration, plenary inspiration, thought inspiration, and truth inspiration.
Thought inspiration is ludicrous. Truth inspiration is just as ridiculous. Plenary inspiration demands a canon of Scriptures while verbal inspiration demands a word for word Scripture. Accordingly, somebody somewhere ought to stand up for the Words of God via verbal and plenary inspiration. God Himself has promised to deliver preserved inspiration of Holy Scriptures to every nation.
America is in a precarious position. On one hand, we find the Charismatics pushing substitutes for the words of God. On the other hand, we find the neo-fundamentalists, like Bob Jones University, pushing thought inspiration and truth inspiration. Both positions are dangerous, and the squeeze is on! Those caught in the middle are the ones attempting to win souls, baptize converts, and send off their young people to be trained to do the same, only in a greater way.
Yet, our young people are pressured by so-called Christian television personalities and so-called fundamentalist personalities to be conformed to their beliefs about the Words of God. Consequently, they find themselves questioning the very Words of God. As a result, their faithful man of God back home, who gave them the Gospel, is suddenly ignorant and unlearned when it comes to the Words of God. How tragic it is and how dangerous it is to fool with the lives of these young people that desire to serve God. Satan has always tried to put a question mark on the Words of God, and now Christians are helping him to do so. [emphasis added]...
READ MORE: http://solvechurchproblems.com/2014/05/28/thewords-of-god-mark-1331-heaven | Backup Article
Pastor Bob Gray Sr., a former Hyles-Anderson graduate (1972-1976) like me (1985-1993), wisely said:
“Somebody said about a preacher, 'He changed his position.' Listen carefully, nobody ever changes his position. CHANGE IS A POSITION!!! ... When you change, you never have a set position anymore. Truth is set. Truth is stable. Change is not. When you leave the truth, you don't stop anywhere, you keep on changing! And that's why it's called 'backsliding'!” —Dr. Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the sermon, Truth Vs. Change.
“The process of changing is what error is!” —Dr. Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the sermon, Truth Vs. Change.
“Error has no boundaries, truth does!” —Dr. Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the sermon, Truth Vs. Change.
“The best thing in the world to do is stay behind truth. I don't care how much it hurts. I don't care how much pain it is. Or how much the kids don't like it, or anybody don't like it—YOU STAY BEHIND TRUTH!!! Why? Cause it's right! And it'll protect you! And if the leader goes down, the followers are gonna follow...” —Dr. Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the sermon, Truth Vs. Change.
I love Brother Gray and he is an encouragement to many preachers, myself included! THE TRUTH matters! It really does.
King James Bible Inspiration (a great MP3 defense of the Christian faith, Pastor David Baker)
I love everybody, and I have no personal beef with FBCH or HAC. Quite the contrary, they are my home college and I love my roots. It breaks my heart to expose them, but one of the great joys of the Christian life is contending for the faith. So it is with joy that I refute ANYBODY who is wrong on the truth. One of the reasons why I am so hard on FBCH and HAC is because THEY KNOW BETTER! They aren't merely sincerely ignorant and growing, they chose to abandon a right position and chose to abandon truth.
I find it more than ironic that the apostle Paul begins 2nd Timothy chapter three by telling young Timothy that in the last days “PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME,” and then he finishes the chapter by reminding Timothy that from a small child he has “known the holy Scriptures,” which are ALL “given by INSPIRATION of God,” able to complete the man of God by furnishing him with everything that he needs in the faith. ...
2nd Timothy 3:1 and 15-17, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. ... And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
There is absolutely nothing in the Greek word theopneustos that limits inspiration to the process of giving God's Words to man. The 54 King James translators chose to use five English words to render this one Greek word theopneustos, i.e., “GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD” in 2nd Timothy 3:16. But the literal meaning of the two words is simply: “GOD + AIR.” Jesus likens the moving of the Holy Spirit to blowing air in John 3:8, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” The matter of Bible inspiration is simply that God's Holy Spirit speaks through God's Word. They are not the mere words of sinful men. 2nd Peter 1:21, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
Inspiration obviously refers to the Words themselves, telling Timothy that they are from almighty God. Paul was telling young Timothy that God is the divine Author of all the Bible. The term “plenary” refers to the compete cannon of Scripture. The term “verbal” refers to the Words themselves. This, as God-fearing Christians we believe in the plenary and verbal inspiration of the Scriptures. That is, we believe that every word of the entire cannon of Scripture is inspired by God.
What It Means To Be King James Bible Only | MP3 (awesome truth by Pastor Steven L. Anderson)
I'm On the Side of Truth!
Like Dr. Bob Gray Sr. says (MP3 sermon: “TRUTH vs. CHANGE”), change is error itself. Dr. Hyles taught us (as students of HAC) to withdraw our support from FBCH and HAC if they change their doctrinal position and stand (AND THEY SURE HAVE!)...
“Students of Hyles-Anderson College, do not give your loyalty to Hyles-Anderson College. You give your loyalty to what we stand for today, and if tomorrow we don't stand for it, you withdraw your loyalty—loyalty to principle, loyalty to right, loyalty to character, loyalty to integrity, loyalty to conviction, loyalty to truth; not loyalty to institutions.” —Dr. Jack Hyles, from the sermon titled, “Filled With All The Fulness Of God.”
The inspiration of the King James Bible is a big deal to me, because it is a big deal to God! And the inspiration of the King James Bible is a big deal to the people at FBCH and HAC today. IT SURE IS! It is such a big deal that FBCH and HAC were willing to part ways with their co-founder Dr. Russell Anderson. Oh yes, inspiration is a very BIG DEAL to the folks at First Baptist Church Of Hammond, which is why they are willing to go to war with the religious world to DENY THE INSPIRATION OF GOD'S WORD. They could simply go back to their former correct position, that the King James Bible is inspired, but they would rather lose everything than humble themselves to embrace THE TRUTH! They can side with other wicked people all they want to, but that doesn't make them right. With each year that passes in their new incorrect doctrinal position on the Holy Bible, FBCH and HAC are solidifying their apostasy!
Kindly, I feel sorry for their students. God knows that I still feel a spirit of love and friendship toward all the people at First Baptist Church Of Hammond and Hyles-Anderson College. They are my home college. My life was forever changed and impacted for God in Hammond and Crownpoint. How could I not love them immensely? Of course I do. I wish things were different, I really do. But I also have the zealous fighting spirit of Dr. Jack Hyles, who discerned what Satan was doing by shaking the faith of our young people in the inspired Word of God. It is a very big deal, evidenced by the unwillingness of FBCH and HAC to return to their former position held by Dr. Hyles and Dr. Anderson. They may downplay the issue as not worth fighting over, yet that is exactly what they are willing to do... FIGHT OVER IT! So it is a big deal! It's as big a deal for them not to proclaim the inspiration of the King James Bible, as it is for a small handful of faithful HAC graduates (like me) to proclaim it! I actually paid attention when I attended FBCH and HAC, it wasn't just a social club to me. I sat on the edge of my seat, like a sponge.
“God has a special rebuke, again and again and again in the Bible, toward those people who keep their neutrality in the work of God!”—SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great MP3 sermon, “Where Were You In The Battle?”
God Uses Weakness and Misfits (Like Me)
All my life I have been nervous to be around people. That is why I never became a church pastor. I have an earned 4-year bachelor's degree in Pastoral Theology. Go figure! When I sat in the First Baptist Church of Hammond main auditorium, I felt like everyone in the choir was looking at me, and it made me nervous, so nervous that I always kept my head down often during the preaching. I couldn't help it. I tried sitting all the way in the back on the last row, but I still felt nervous. I once sat way up front for a couple months, by Dr. Hyles' pulpit, because I wanted to sit close to the pulpit in my heart, but that was one of the hardest things I ever did. After a couple months I could do it anymore emotionally. Each service was a form of torture for me, trying to hide my nervousness. I used to pray for God to help me not to be so self-conscious, but I came to learn that this is just who I am, and there is nothing wrong with me. I am just a loner. I am a private person and like it that way. Unfortunately, that is why I will very likely never find a wife, because I am not a social person. That is just who I am. I am a lot like John the Baptist, whom my middle name is named after (John). My first name is named after the humble shepherd boy, David. I like my names that my parents gave me in the Lord. Jesus is precious!
They had a rule at FBCH that no one was allowed into the main auditorium after the offering, so as to not disturb the preaching. I used to deliberately leave my Bible on the church bus over by the train tracks, and then pretend like I forgot my Bible, and walk two blocks back to go get it, making sure that I was late, so I would have to sit in the side soulwinning room instead (where mothers with crying babies and other latecomers would sit) to watch Dr. Hyles via monitor screens. That way I wasn't nervous, not thinking that the whole choir was looking at me, and I could enjoy the sermon despite the noise around me. I heard many great life-changing sermons while sitting in a folding chair in that overflow side-room at FBCH. I remember hearing the beautiful sermon titled: “Is There No King In Thee?” (video) from my chair in that room. That “King” is Jesus living in me as a believer. And if you are a born-again believer, you also have a “King” within your bosom too! I hope you will take the time to listen to this sermon for your edification.
I have often marvelled with admiration at how men at FBCH on staff, can sit on the platform like the rock of Gibraltar, emotionless throughout the announcements, special music and sermons, and never flinch. Wow! I sure wish I could do that! I would cry like a baby during the special music, because I have a very sensitive and tender heart. Every time a preacher mentions a sin, I would wonder if someone thought I was guilty of that particular sin. I wish it were as simple as just deciding not to think too much. Everybody is different. If you saw me in a church today, you would see me in a pew with my head down most of the time, listening attentively but looking at my Bible while I listen. I always look at a preacher when he says to “Look up here,” but it is a struggle for me to cope with my nervousness. I get nervous making eye contact with the speaker. I am a very expressive and passionate person, which is why I love the very expressive steel guitar instrument and music so much. So my nervousness is a weakness for me, which God uses as a strength, compelling me to preach in the only way I have set before me, on the internet.
Thankfully, as I have grown older, now at age 52, I am not nearly as nervous as I used to be. Strangely enough, I know I could boldly preach a sermon to a crowd of 10,000 people, but then I would feel awkward once I left the pulpit. My boldness is in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:13). If I weren't so nervous to be around people, then I would never have made my website ministry since 2002. God is using my weakness, so that way He gets all the credit, glory and praise. I am just a humble broken sinner, who is too weak to even sit on a platform in front of people. I can do it, but you would see me get nervous and fidgety. I would be a spectacle. I am glad that God uses nobodies like me! Another one of my favorite MP3 sermons by Brother Hyles is titled: “Where Did David Get His Mighty Men?” God uses misfits, losers, people in debt, criminals, those who are down and out, the despised, the rejected, the unwanted and cast outs of society. THANK GOD FOR USING A SINNER LIKE ME! Genesis 32:10, “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.”
I love the following sermon from 1995. Brother Hyles teaches that we ought to love others and not hide our feelings. Many people are afraid to love, lest they get hurt, so they put up a defensive shield. I know the frustration of loving people in local churches, but they won't love. They are cold, unforgiving, calloused and won't give me a chance. They hold a grudge. We need to start saying, “I LOVE YOU” to others. Our churches today are afraid to love and be loved. Our country is dying for love and compassion in our churches. ...
“Let emotion in. Let tears in. You're missing life. Let love in! ... America's dying for a lack of love and compassion! And our churches are dying...” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a life-changing quote from the excellent MP3 sermon titled, "Take The Shield Down."
“There's nobody in this world that deserves your trust! And if you only trust folks that deserve it, you're never going to trust anybody. Now I don't know what you're going to do, but I'm going to trust everybody!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a life-changing quote from the excellent MP3 sermon titled, "Take The Shield Down."
Isn't that beautiful? Sure it is. I cried often at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam when I attended a few years ago, especially during the singing, because I have a tender heart and care. I like who God made me. I don't want to become hard-hearted. I don't want to grow thicker-skin. I don't want to become tough and calloused like the dying heathen world. I used to feel bad about myself, wondering why I am so nervous to be around people, but the Lord showed me over the years that He uses weakness. It's like the pendulum on a grandfather's clock. That is, the farther the pendulum swings one way, the farther it swings the other way.
Dr. Hyles preached a wonderful MP3 sermon titled: “DON'T CHASE THE PENDULUM!” The flip side of being a very caring person is that I am also very sensitive. I admit that I am not comfortable being around people, BUT I LOVE AND NEED TO BE AROUND THEM!!! Everybody needs a church family. Thank God that He uses weak people and misfits like me. 2nd Corinthians 12:9, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2nd Corinthians 13:4, “For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.” To God be the glory, great things He hath done and is doing! I LOVE YOU DEAR WEB VISITOR!!! I CARE ABOUT YOU!!!
I am just a nobody, but I am A VOICE! (MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles). Galatians 6:3, “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.” As Brother Hyles used to say, “I know I am inferior but I don't have an inferiority complex!” Psalms 27:1, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” So what strength I do have is in Christ, and the Lord gives me what boldness I do have. My boldness to preach THE TRUTH is the Holy Spirit working in me as God's child. My parents dedicated me to the Lord at age one in the Salvation Army. I am glad they did that, and I feel and believe that God has honored their dedication through my life as a Gospel minister. I wish I could live my life over. I would do things differently. I would still attend Hyles-Anderson College. I have no regrets there.
Once Fundamental Churches Are Turning
The main truth that compelled me throughout my years at Bible college was knowing that the King James Bible is inspired. My heart burned when Brother Hyles preached about it. In fact, Pastor Hyles called the battle over Bible inspiration, “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES” (1994). Respectfully, what is wrong with First Baptist Church of Hammond today? They've turned, just like Brother Hyles warned. ...
“Everything born is born dying... Death is inevitable... The length of your life depends on how much you fight the inevitable death... The day will come when Hyles-Anderson College will be liberal. The day will come when this Bible is not believed in Hyles-Anderson College, if the Lord tarries... The day will come when this church will turn.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the timeless sermon, “The Church First”
And so it is today already! It is so heartbreaking and sad. Before long they will become as hardened in their hearts and stiff-necked as Bob Jones University toward the inspiration of the Word of God. It may not be tomorrow or in a few years, but I promise you the day will come when Hyles-Anderson College will allow the Alexandrian versions of the Bible. Don't believe me, listen to the soulwinning preacher, John Wesley...
“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.” —John Wesley (1703-1791)
Apostate neo-evangelicals have infiltrated FBCH and HAC! The Devil just needed to get his foot in the door, and he has. FBCH has given the Devil an inch, and now in the time to come he WILL take a foot, and then he'll become a ruler! ...
“As long as I've got breath to breathe, I'll not dip my sails. Let me tell you something—This battle we have tonight is a battle between the new-evangelical crowd and fundamentalist crowd. What it is!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the excellent MP3 sermon titled, "Nebuchadnezzar, God's Servant"
The matter of Bible inspiration is a big deal to BOTH SIDES of the argument. It is such a big deal to them at FBCH and HAC that they were willing to go against the most important TRUTH Dr. Hyles ever taught them. Only a fool would dare go back to Brother Hyles early days, when he admits to being messed-up by Bible theologians, and try to say that Pastor Hyles thinks the King James Bible has a bunch of mistakes in it. That is wicked and deceitful what Dr. Jack Schaap did to brother Hyles! I am not condemning Jack Schaap, I am defending Pastor Jack Hyles! I cannot even fathom an independent fundamental Baptist preacher making light of the inspiration of our beloved King James Bible! A century ago ago NO ONE debated inspiration. What saith the Scripture? ...
John 6:63, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
If the King James Bible is not inspired, then God's Holy Spirit does not speak through its words. The ONLY thing that makes the Bible different than the tens of millions of books authored by mortal men, is one word—INSPIRATION!!!
Deception is Everywhere Today
We are truly living in perilous times of universal deceit. It was prolific author George Orwell (1903-1950) who stated, “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act!” That is so very true! May I say kindly, yet boldly with all Biblical confidence, that the entire King James Bible is inspired word-for-word. May I say, the offer of eternal life is not on a trial basis. It is not limited to see how well you perform, or whether your life changes for the better, nor whether you like it or not, nor anything else. Salvation is a free gift from God, which is simply received by childlike faith in the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ crucified on the cross, buried and bodily risen the third day (1st Corinthians 15:1-6)! That is why I diligently fight against the modern Bible versions, because they all corrupt the Gospel by errantly redefining repentance to mean to “turn from sinful behavior” to be saved. I make a big fuss over King James Bible inspiration, because I know that denying that inspiration is the first step downward. It is the Devil's foot in the door. It is the Trojan Horse that ultimately destroys a church and Bible college!
Only a small remnant of Christian truth-tellers remain in the world today, who haven't bowed their knee to Baal. Pastor Texe Marrs wrote the following excellent words...
A Faithful Remnant Remains
Thank God, there is still in existence a tiny but faithful remnant of true Christian believers. Though few in number, true Christian believers cannot be deceived for long. They miraculously are able to spiritually recognize each other. Gifted with discernment, they know the genuine from the counterfeit. The remnant is hardy and tough. They refuse to bow down to Baal.
I long ago gave my heart and life over to be a part of the remnant. I pray you have done the same. If not, may I beseech and implore you to make this vital and everlasting decision today, before it is too late?
Yes, trust in Christ alone and join us. Be assured: We of the remnant will never, never, never give up. Praise God, with Him as our companion and strength, we shall overcome the evildoers:
Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him (the Devil, Satan) by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
Have you believed a lie? The churches today are quickly filling up with lies. Counterfeit Bible versions bring with them a counterfeit gospel. My friend, I ask you: What good is PRESERVATION without INSPIRATION? That's kind of like asking: How did TWO planes bring down THREE buildings on 9/11? These are disturbing questions that reveal truth! It is insane to claim that our omnipotent God was able to “preserve” His “pure words” as Psalms 12:6-7 promised, but that those words “given by inspiration of God” according to 2nd Timothy 3:16 are no longer inspired. If that be true, that God's Words have lost their inspiration, then they cannot be perfect. It would be insane to claim that God's Words are perfect in the English language, if they are only inspired in the original Hebrew, Chaldean and Greek. We know from “THE VOICE” magazine published in February of 2009 by FBCH, that they believe the King James Bible is full of mistakes!
So it is very DECEITFUL for them today to give the impression in their Statement of Faith at HAC that they believed God has preserved His PURE WORDS! God knows that I am not trying to be a Smart Alec, nor am I trying to cause trouble, nor do I have any personal grudges against my beloved Bible college at HAC and FBCH where I was honed, prepared and trained to serve our precious Lord and Savior. I am simply “A VOICE” preaching against “THE VOICE” published in 2009! There are no mistakes in the King James Bible. Shame on FBCH for attempting to shed a bad light on Brother Hyles in THE VOICE, claiming that he believed the King James Bible is full of errors. As I have pointed out repeatedly, and will continue to do so, Dr. Hyles recanted his earlier statements from the 1960's and 70's, moving toward a King James Bible only position since the 1980's, and made it VERY CLEAR that there were NO MISTAKES in the King James Bible. If you don't agree with Dr. Hyles, fine, then so be it, but don't misrepresent what the man believed and taught in the decades before he went to Heaven! Please listen to the insightful MP3 sermon by Pastor Hyles titled: “THE REAL BATTLE”.
Respectfully, ever since I heard Dr. Jack Schaap claim in 2008 that Dr. Hyles believed in preservation without inspiration, I have kept my ears open while listening to Brother Hyles' sermons, to prove Dr. Schaap wrong! Pastor Hyles did in fact believe and teach that the King James Bible is inspired!!! ...
“Every word in this
Bible is inspired by God almighty!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “
A man with two
watches cannot know what time it is;
And a man with two Bibles cannot know what the Word of God is!!!
“The only inspired Words of
God are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
I make a big fuss over the inspiration of the King James Bible because I see THE UGLY TRUTH. You can see the ugly truth too, by reading “THE VOICE” published in 2009—THE UGLY TRUTH that the real issue behind Bible inspiration is over the accuracy and purity of the Word of God! Don't believe anyone who deceives you by claiming that we have a preserved, very pure, King James Bible today, but it is NOT (plenary and verbally) inspired. What they are really saying is that our omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnibenevolent and omnisapient God was too impotent (lacking power or ability) to give us a perfect Bible today, so what He once inspired alone by His Holy Spirit He has allowed to fall into the hands of sinful, flawed, tainted, human, scholarly, emotional, mortal, men! Does that make any sense to you? I mean, at all?
If the 54 brilliant scholarly men who translated the King James Bible (47 men by the time they finished 8 years later in 1611), did the best they could, but were incapable of giving us a perfect Bible, and there are no original manuscripts available today, then we don't have God's very pure words today (who can say) and we are at the mercy of scholars (men), and we cannot really know what is truth or what is a lie. I am tired of preachers correcting the King James Bible, which leaves us at the mercy of scholars (men). If only the originals were inspired, then God lied to us! Bible colleges are deceivers! They profess to have the “preserved pure words” of God, but then deny that those words are still inspired today. They are lying to you because they do not believe the King James Bible is without error, which is the entire reason why scholars today deny its inspiration! I am making a big deal over all this because I see clearly that inspiration is synonymous with perfection! So if the King James Bible is not inspired, it cannot be perfect, and if it's not perfect, then we must look to Hebrew and Greek scholars (imperfect men) to teach us what the Word of God really says, because we could get it wrong and go to Hell. I cannot accept that notion! I cannot accept the idea that the Bible I hold in my hand is full of mistakes, and I must seek the wisdom of intellectuals to guide me through my King James Bible minefield of errors, lest I damn my soul to Hell, or succumb to a false teaching that will lead me outside the will of God. Do you see how important this matter is dear reader?
You need to know that the King James translators did NOT interpret the Bible, they translated it! They did not give us their opinions or a paraphrase, they diligently translated what God has already said, so that the English-speaking people of the world could know what God said. All of the new, corrupt, modern, Bible versions are paraphrases and opinions, not authentic translations. That is why they all disagree. Biblica.com (the NIV's translators) even admit that they believe in “thought inspiration,” which is crazy! They believe that God gave His general thoughts to holy men of old, and then those men penned down what they think God specifically said. That is how the Devil makes Bibles! God through His Holy Spirit gave holy men of old His exact words, word for word, which pseudo-scholars today speak of disparagingly as “mechanical dictation.” Call it what you what, that is 'How We Got God's Word!' | MP3 (Dr. Jack Hyles).
The Modern Versions Are More Deadly Than Rattlesnakes
A poisonous rattlesnake may bite you and send you to your physical grave, but a counterfeit Bible version may poison your soul and send you to the Lake of Fire for ever and ever! If you doubt what I say, read what the New Life Version (ESV) changes Mark 1:15 to read:
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Mark 1:15, “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Mark 1:15, “He said, 'The time has come. The holy nation of God is near. Be sorry for your sins, turn from them, and believe the Good News.'”
How does the “work” of turning from sins reconcile with the “free gift” of God? Romans 5:15 and 18 even use the exact term “free gift.” I love Romans 6:23, which I learned as a small child, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” I am so sick and tired of false prophets, deceived preachers like Dr. John Goetsch of West Coast Baptist College, teaching that salvation is a gift obtained solely by grace through faith, yet they insist you ALSO must “be willing to turn away from sinful ways” (and they don't considered that “a work”). I triple-dog dare you Bible student, go investigate what the cults (Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists and) believe, and you'll see that the cults all teach the damnable heresy of turning away from sins to be saved. Don't you get it? The Devil is behind all this deception! The Gospel (or 'GOOD NEWS') is that despite being a dirty, filthy, rotten, hell-deserving, guilty sinner, Jesus Christ paid your debt of sin, by DYING in your place on the cross, being BURIED, and then physically RESURRECTING three days later for our justification (because a dead Savior cannot save anybody). 1st Corinthians 15:14, “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.” 1st Corinthians 15:17, “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.” Praise God, we serve a RISEN SAVIOR!!!
So you see, the very notion that a sinner must be sorry and turn away from sins is of the Devil. Judas was sorry for betraying Christ. Judas turned from his sins, even returning the 30 pieces of silver to the Pharisees. Yet, Judas went straight to Hell forever in his sin of unbelief. Clearly, sorrow and turning away from sins is NOT a part of the Gospel. I think Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951) said it best...
Isn't that beautifully expressed? Did you know that Harry Ironside never had any former education? That's right, he never went to Bible seminary! So he wasn't messed with! Every preacher who I am aware of that denies the inspiration of the King James Bible, is a graduate of some apostate Bible college! What irony! Think about that! You'd think that the one place on the planet where your faith would be strengthened in the inspiration of God's Word would be in a Bible college! Tragically, Bible colleges today are the most dangerous place in the world today for young people, where their faith is shaken in the inspiration of God's Word. That ought not be! Call me what you will, hate me, label me, laugh at me, degrade me and categorize me, but I BELIEVE IN AN INSPIRED KING JAMES BIBLE!!! What God originally inspired stayed inspired. God's Words will always be GOD'S WORDS. Beware of anyone who professes to believe in the “very pure” and “preserved” words of God today, but they fall short of using the word “INSPIRED.” I simply cannot express the severity of the issue in mortal words! IT IS A BIG DEAL!!!
I marvel how anybody could say that God gave His words to man through the process of inspiration, but then those words are no longer INSPIRED, they are merely PRESERVED. If it seems like a trifle issue to you, then it is only because you are not awake to righteousness, and you utterly fail to see the Devil's methods. Speaking of brotherly forgiveness, Paul said in 2nd Corinthians 2:11, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” Likewise, learned believers today are not ignorant of the Devil's device of using counterfeit Bible versions to infiltrate, corrupt and destroy the churches. Lest you think I'm over-reacting, when Brother John Wilkerson spoke as a candidate for the position of pastor at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, he said:
“I believe that the Bible is God's Word. I believe that it is God's Word, inspired Word, and by preservation God has preserved it for us in the King James version of the Bible. And I use nothing else. I believe it's God's Word.
I have a little bit of a hard time if someone takes another Bible, and starts tearing it up, and throwing it around, and kicking it, even if it's not that version. I just think it's disrespectful to, and is offensive and hurtful, to people who may have a different, I think it's just, you know it maybe proves a point, but I just, I don't know, I, I kind of cringe. I've been to a few services where somebody's done that, and to me, I just feel like, I may feel differently about it whether I think it's God's Word or not, but I think that there's weaker Christians who would think that as very, very, hurtful, and I think it would cause more difficulty there.” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Pastor John Wilkerson; Candidating Questions and Answers (2013).
Well I have a big problem when pastors don't bash corrupt Bible versions!!! I have nothing personal against Pastor Wilkerson, God knows my heart. However, his attitude toward Satan's deadly counterfeit Bible versions is cause for alarm! Dr. Hyles saw the danger of the modern Bible versions and warned his people! I see the danger of the modern versions! If you have done your homework, Oh Christian, then you know the danger too!
Evangelist Lester Roloff (1914-1982) was 100% right, who saw the modern Bible versions and their writers as RATTLESNAKES! ...
“The Word of God is our only hope—that's our only hope! This has been the generation of translations and abominations, and perversions, of the Word of God! It's been a long time; now when the Revised Standard Version came out, I stood against it before I knew what it was, because the wrong crowd heard of that, and the wrong crowd received it, and I knew it got too much publicity to be right! And I knew if the newspapers publicized something, it had to be wrong! And so I knew that the American people and a lot of American preachers—they welcomed it into their house before they knew it was a rattlesnake!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
“The worst rattlesnake on this earth, is the man that twists or seeks to modernize, or take from or add to, the Word of God!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
“Now the serpent (there's your rattlesnake right there!)... question the Word of God... This has been the same generation questioning the Word of God. I'm sick of hearing about all the mistakes in the King James version! “It's not dependable” [critics say]. It is! The night I got saved it was dependable! The night God called me to preach it was dependable! For 43 years, I've been preaching it and declaring it, and it's been dependable to rescue the perishing and care for the dying, and sober the drunkard, and to deliver the dope head! I've never found anything any better! And so you're not going to get me to raise a bunch of questions about the Word of God! When I say the 'Word of God,' I consider the King James Version the Word of God!!!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
. . . THE MODERN BIBLE VERSIONS ARE DEADLY RATTLESNAKES!!!
Ironically, Brother Roloff used to preach in chapel to the students at Bob Jones University. Contrary to BJU's claims that they haven't changed since they first opened their college's doors in 1927, THEY HAVE CHANGED, horribly so, by not taking a stand against the Devil changing the Word of God!!!
“Did you realize tonight that we're living in a Godless nation, a Christless nation, a Bibleless nation?” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
If you have been tricked by the Devil, to accept a counterfeit Bible version, then effectively you have the commandments of men! Eve was deceived by the crafty serpent (Satan). Whereas God had commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the forbidden fruit, the serpent came along and questioned what God had said, thus introducing a SECOND AUTHORITY! Consequently, Eve was compelled to decide which of the TWO AUTHORITIES was correct! Had Eve refused to even consider a SECOND AUTHORITY, she never would have sinned. Don't miss that important observation, because that is exactly what the Devil is doing today, shaking the faith of young people in the Word of God by introducing a SECOND AUTHORITY (i.e., the Alexandrian manuscripts upon which the modern revisions are based).
Dr. Jack Hyles foretold of this battle over the King James Bible today...
“The biggest split that has ever come will come in the next ten years, if not sooner, over the King James Bible - and it couldn't come soon enough for me. I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they 'use' the King James Bible - tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word.”—Pastor Jack Hyles, from the Wednesday night Bible study titled, “Revelation to Illumination” (1998).
Kindly and respectfully, I never would have imagined in my mind, that I would one day be exposing the First Baptist Church Of Hammond and Hyles-Anderson College, that I attended for eight blessed years between 1985 to 1993. It blows my mind! Even more creepy is that the preceding quote by Pastor Hyles was fulfilled in 2008 at Pastor's School (when Pastor Jack Schaap denied the inspiration of the King James Bible), exactly TEN YEARS later, as Dr. Hyles warned everyone from the church pulpit. I mean, you couldn't make this stuff up! But most creepy of all are the HAC alumni today who still support Hyles-Anderson College. Dr. Wendell Evans is one of my heroes of the faith, but I was saddened to read recently that he is now teaching once again at Hyles-Anderson College. Why? Respectfully, Dr. Russell Anderson won't have anything to do with FBCH or HAC, since 2008, because of their betrayal of the inspired Word of God. I admire Dr. Anderson for taking that important stand. I don't understand why so many HAC alumni today don't care about inspiration. I promise you that to the SAME DEGREE that a preacher is upset over the Devil's corrupt Bible versions, to that SAME DEGREE he makes a big issue over Bible inspiration! Dr. Hyles made an issue of inspiration and he hated the Devil's false Bibles...
“Now you say, 'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an issue!” —BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
That is the big problem today. That is, most preachers don't hate evil like they ought to! Psalms 97:10a, “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil... ” Proverbs 28:4, “They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.” I am contending brother! I am contending with the Bible corrupting crowd! I am contending with the apostate Bob Jones University crowd, who make light of verbal inspiration and sanction Satan's Alexandrian manuscripts! Somebody's got to care! I CARE!!!
And may I say, humbly, First Baptist Church Of Hammond has betrayed Dr. Russell Anderson as well. It is unthinkable and horrible! The two honorable men who planned, built and raised the money to build Hyles-Anderson College in 1972—Pastor Jack Hyles and Dr. Russell Anderson—who BOTH BELIEVE UNCOMPROMISINGLY THAT THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS 100% VERBALLY INSPIRED WORD-FOR-WORD, have been woefully betrayed by the church in First Baptist Church in Hammond and HAC. They might as well spit on these godly men and God Himself. IT IS A BIG DEAL!!!!!!! I am not speaking for Pastor Hyles or Dr. Anderson, these honorable men have already spoken for themselves. I am speaking for myself. Where are all the other HAC graduates? I ask you as did the prophet Jeremiah after the fall of Jerusalem—“Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?” (Lamentations 1:12). Well it means something to me! Dr. Hyles taught us to take a stand against evil. Moreover, that's exactly what the Holy Bible commands. Ephesians 5:11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove expose them.” We must expose all falsehoods. I am sick of money-hungry religious schools that don't care about the inspiration of God's Word. You look at these Bible colleges today who make light of inspiration, and I'll guarantee you THAT THEY ARE EERILY SILENT ABOUT HOW CORRUPT THE MODERN BIBLE PERVERSIONS ARE!!!
One of the grossest perversions in the modern Bible versions is the complete removal of Acts 8:37, which says that Jesus is the SON OF GOD!!! Without Verse 37, the passage now teaches that water baptism saves. Only a pastor or Bible student that is indifferent, uncaring about THE TRUTH, would tolerate such a gross perversion of God's Word. And get this, Bob Jones University SELLS the English Standard Version (ESV) in their campus bookstore. Most of the churches today, and religious institutions like Bob Jones University (BJU) are merely playing church instead of loving THE TRUTH!!! Don't miss it...
The Sin of Playing Church Verses Loving Truth
(Or, The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference!)
The TRUTH, if you want it, is that ALL modern English Bible versions are translated from the Satanic Greek work of reprobates Westcott and Hort. Only the precious King James Bible comes from the Textus Receptus. According to BJU's foolishness, they would have us to believe that God has preserved His words through both the Textus Receptus (from Antioch, Syria) and the Westcott and Hort manuscripts (from Alexandria, Egypt). Here's a chart. Which is it? These two Greek sources differ drastically, and for all we know, the Alexandrian manuscripts were a big fraud, like Westcott and Hort (both unsaved reprobates). Does it matter what we believe as Christians? I think it does, which is why I am writing this article. The Word of God is more dear to me than anything else in this world, and I'm not going to sit back while ungodly sinners spiritually ravish it and rip it apart!!!
The 1984 New International Version (NIV) changes or removes over 65,000 words from the King James Bible. Their latest 2011 NIV changed 38.8% of the content as compared to the 1984 NIV. In early September 2016, the publishers of the ESV translation said they had updated their revision, and these changes were FINAL. But wait a minute! Just weeks later, by the end of the month, they turned around and said these changes were not final. You couldn't make this stuff up... change this, change that, where does the Merry-go-round stop? They CHANGED Their Mind AGAIN! How does this travesty of Bible mistranslation reconcile with BJU's claim of divine preservation in more than one English version? How does God preserve EVERY ONE of His inspired words in 900 different Bible versions? Our churches are going to the Devil, perverting what it means to be saved, because of the corrupt new Bible versions that redefine repentance to mean a change of lifestyle rather than a change of mind. Here's the ugly truth about Bible versions! Here's another example of corruption: The modern Bible revisions teach baptismal regeneration by completely removing Acts 8:37.
“I'd rather hear a man say 'I seen something' who saw, then hear a man say 'I have seen it' who didn't see anything!” —Dr. Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968)
The King James Bible is Inspired!
Please understand my motive in writing this article. I am simply warning others that Satan is tampering with our spiritual food, which is the Word of God. BJU wants to maintain the appearance of believing that God has faithfully preserved EVERY ONE OF HIS INSPIRED WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, while at the same time catering to ecumenical apostates by saying that they support more than one Bible translation. Ok, which ones? Which Bible(s) are good besides the King James Bible? Are they all good? Which ones can we trust? 'Com on, if anyone should know it's a Bible university!!! They dare not tell you, lest they make enemies in the religious world. I thank God that I'm outside the gate with Jesus and the King James Bible only crowd!!! I'm tired of Bible colleges claiming to believe that the Bible is the inspired pure Words of God, while endorsing dozens of satanic Bible versions which ALL DISAGREE THEOLOGICALLY. You cannot have it both ways. Either we have a perfect Bible translation today or we do not. It cannot be God's “PURE WORDS” that have been “PRESERVED” if they are imperfect and non-inspired. I ask you dear reader, what is the great harm in simply proclaiming that the King James Bible is “INSPIRED”? Why won't today's messed-up churches and Bible colleges say it? It is because they don't believe it, and they want those who do to shut up and go away! We'll I'm not going to shut up! Satan wants us to SHUT UP, but God wants us to SPEAK UP!
Does God expect us to figure out where His “very pure” words got lost in the mix? Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” Do you really expect me to believe that somewhere in the vast sea of English Bible translations that God's Word partially exists, a little over here and a little over there? What BJU claims to believe is utterly contradictory and confusing. How can we have EVERY INSPIRED WORD of God, supernaturally preserved, if we don't have one perfect Bible??? I do believe that God has preserved every word in the King James Bible (the Textus Receptus Greek and Masoretic Hebrew), and all other versions that originate from Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort's Alexandrian 1881 Greek manuscripts are corrupt.
Consider this my friend...
A REASONABLE CONCLUSION: For any Bible college to support multiple Hebrew and Greek manuscript sources (which you would have to do, to support dozens of English Bible versions), while contrarily professing to believe God has supernaturally preserved EVERY ONE OF HIS INSPIRED WORDS, speaks volumes as to their indifference, lack of conviction, lack of scholarship, hypocrisy and shameful spiritual condition.
To say that God has supernaturally preserved His inspired Words amidst hundreds of English Bible versions is IMPOSSIBLE, because the different versions often drastically contradict each other doctrinally.
“The King James Bible is the One they pick-on in religion classes. That's another proof
it's the right One by the way. You can tell a lot about something by its enemies and critics.” —Pastor Danny Castle, a quote from the needful sermon, Procrastination: The Devil's Best Trick.
Either Jesus is the only “begotten” Son of God or not. The King James Bible says “BEGOTTEN” in John 3:16, but all the new fake Bible versions don't. They removed the word completely, thus perverting the truth. My friend, what I'm about to show you is 100% PROOF that Satan is behind the New International Version. In the 1984 NIV, Matthew 21:42 changes Jesus from being the “head of the corner” to the “CAPSTONE” (look at the top of the pyramid on back of a U.S. one dollar bill. The All Seeing Eye of Lucifer is in the Capstone). Clearly, the 1984 NIV refers to the coming Antichrist, Alice Bailey's Christ (whom she mentions 666 times in her popular book, The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy). The ancient occult mysteries and the New World Order are being revealed to mankind. Satan's kingdom of darkness is being brought to light, and the sinful world being prepared to embrace the coming Antichrist. A world of sin will receive the man of sin! It is not a coincidence that only in the past 100 years has Satan published literally HUNDREDS of English Bibles (and they're still coming).
Either people worshipped Jesus, or they merely knelt before Him. In Matthew 8:2 the King James Bible says a leper worshipped Jesus, but the new Devil's Bible versions merely say he knelt before Jesus. You can kneel before a king without worshipping him. Please only use the King James Bible and cry aloud against the counterfeit Westcott and Hort Bible versions which attack Christ's deity, remove the Godhead and diminish Jesus' preeminence.
“Everything born is born dying... Death is inevitable... The length of your life depends on how much you fight the inevitable death... The day will come when Hyles-Anderson College will be liberal. The day will come when this Bible is not believed in Hyles-Anderson College, if the Lord tarries... The day will come when this church will turn.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the timeless sermon, “The Church First”
I think there is a direct correlation between caring about the truth as Christians, and caring about anything. I mean, you either care or you don't. Bob Jones University doesn't care. Sadly, neither does Hyles-Anderson College. If they cared, they'd return to their former accurate position at the First Baptist Church Of Hammond that the King James Bible is inspired today. Dr. Hyles himself said a church is not a real church if they deny the inspiration of the Bible. If you don't have an inspired Bible, you don't have God's preserved Words! If it's not preserved, it's not inspired! THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS NOT ONLY THE BEST BIBLE, IT IS THE ONLY BIBLE! (Dr. Jack Hyles). I am tired of Bible colleges claiming that they use only the King James Bible. Why don't they tell the whole story? Why don't they tell everyone that they don't believe the King James Bible is verbally inspired Word-for-Word?
“Don't come to me with your stinkin' 'only the original is inspired'! You're not intellectual... you're retarded!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, “ Keep your Stinkin' Feet Out of My Drinking Water ” (1998 Wednesday night Bible study)
Pastor Martin R. DeHaan (1891-1965) saw the Devil's hand at work in the insane modern Bible translation movement...
“Be on guard against any tampering with the Word, whether disguised as a search for truth, or a scholarly attempt at apparently hidden meanings; and beware of the confusion created by the senseless rash of new versions, translations, editions, and improvements upon the tried and tested Bible of our fathers and grandfathers.” —Dr. M.R. DeHaan, from the excellent book, THE TABERNACLE, Pg. 101
Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) saw the Devil's hand at work in the modern Bible perversions...
“Can't you see what the Devil is seeking to do to our people today? Modernists and infidels have taken over the chore of rewriting the Bible, and say—he goes ahead to say that—'We have written a book that everybody can understand.' Dear friend, that's the most stupid statement a man could ever make! Nobody has ever understood all of God or all of God's Word!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a wonderful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “ 'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
Pastor Danny Castle wisely said:
“The Devil will put just enough truth, mixed-in with the lie, to get you messed up!” —Pastor Danny Castle (a quote from the sermon, “You Can't Trust Your Feelings! | MP3”)
That is why each Bible version is just a little different than the next, deceiving the churches everywhere! I thank God for the unchanging King James Bible, which has stood the test of time over the centuries. Before the year 1881 no one questioned the Word of God; but when Westcott and Hort produced their text, The New Testament In The Original Greek, upon which all of the modern corrupt Bible versions are based, the Devil succeeded in tricking the churches. Instead of saying, “THUS SAITH THE LORD” in the inspired King James Bible, now all of the Bible versions compel everyone to ask, “HATH GOD SAID?”
“Only one life, ’twill soon be
Only what’s done for Christ will last.
And when I am dying, how happy I’ll be,
If the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee.”
—Missionary Charles T. Studd (1860-1931)
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Foxe's Book Of Martyrs
“The measurement of greatness
is not how many came to say goodbye
as I left, but how many will greet me when I arrive [in Heaven]
—SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, from the timeless mp3 sermon, “A PLANNED LIFE.”
BELIEVE “THE GOSPEL” 2B SAVED!
Confession Is Never A Requirement For Salvation
'The Gospel' In Just One Minute (by Pastor Max D. Younce)
“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner
which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Another Gospel Which Is Not Another (a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)
“If you have to look at
your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not!”
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold; an excellent quote from the awesome YouTube sermon titled, “Why Lordship Salvation is WRONG! | MP3.”