Why God's Curse Is On Bob Jones University
by David J. Stewart | April 2020
Deuteronomy 4:2, “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.” ... Psalms 119:139-141, “My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.”I love David's spirit in Psalms 119:139-140. David was consumed with zeal, upset that his enemies had FORGOTTEN GOD'S WORD. David got excited over the purity of God's Word!!! David fully understood that changing what God said is a woeful evil! The psalmist called God's Words, “VERY PURE,” in Psalms 119:140. According to the American Bible Society, there are approximately 900 English Bibles today! Sadly, Bob Jones University sanctions this mess! The Devil is at work in Bob Jones University (BJU). I say that kindly, but on the authority of the Holy Scriptures! Here is the official Statement Of Faith on BJU from their website:
“Bob Jones University holds to the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible in the original manuscripts and that God has supernaturally preserved His inspired words in the totality of extant manuscript evidence.The position of the University on biblical translations has not changed since the founding of the school in 1927. Although Bob Jones University does not hold to a King James Only position, and 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, we continue to use the King James Version (KJV) as the campus standard in the undergraduate classroom and chapel pulpit.” [emphasis added]SOURCE: BJU Statement Of FaithThere are some major problems and hypocrisies with the preceding BJU position:
It is a very serious offense to tamper with the inspired Word of God. What saith the Scripture? ...
- There are no original manuscripts today, so if only the originals were inspired, then we don't have a perfect inspired Bible today (which is what BJU teaches).
- BJU says God has supernaturally preserved His inspired words in the TOTALITY OF THE EXTANT (existent) manuscripts. That means they sanction the heretical Greek of Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort (which is what the Jehovah's Witnesses use).
- Why would God supernaturally preserve His Words in TWO different manuscripts, from two different ancient sources (Antioch, Syria and Alexandria, Egypt), which drastically disagree on some key passages?
- The Alexandrian text attacks the deity of Jesus Christ in many key passages. Although only 2% of manuscript text disagree, they affect key passages concerning the godhead and deity of Jesus.
- What would be God's reason for preserving His inspired PURE WORDS in two differing texts which disagree? Since God is not the author of confusion, why would He supernaturally preserve His inspired PURE WORDS in 900 English Bible versions?
- The man with two watches never knows what time it is. How can BJU claim that we have God's supernaturally preserved Words today, since we have more than one authority to choose from? God only authored ONE HOLY BIBLE!
- BJU deceitfully claims that they haven't changed since 1927, but they have changed, by going along with the ever-changing Bible-corrupting movement in America.
- BJU again lies, claiming that there cannot be only one good translation in the English language, but there in fact can ONLY BE ONLY ONE correct Bible in any language! A translation is either right or wrong! Furthermore, BJU ignores the fact that they are sanctioning more than one ancient manuscript, which is impossible, because God only wrote ONE BOOK! BJU is straddling the fence!
- By promoting TWO AUTHORITIES, the apostate leaders and Bible professors at BJU prove they are indifferent and don't care about truth! Right doctrine matters! These new Bible versions in many cases pervert the meaning of repentance.
- ALL of the modern Bible revisions corrupt Psalms 12:6-7, changing it from God preserves His PURE WORDS, to God protects His SAINTS instead. Why would they do this? The answer is obvious—because wicked men are tampering with God's promise to preserve His VERY PURE WORDS forever (Psalms 119:139-140).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.”Psalms 12:6-7, “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.”2nd John 1:11, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”2nd Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”Sadly, BJU laughs at the matter, shaking their fists at God in defiance. They couldn't care less, which tells me they don't fear God. Revelation 22:19, “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” To corrupt the Word of God is effectively the same as rejecting Jesus as one's Savior. That is why God warns in Revelation 22:19, that He will remove anyone's name from the Book of Life who tampers with His Word. Changing what God said is a woeful evil! BJU has blood on their hands, for promoting corruptible seed.
It disgusts me that BJU actually attempts to convince people that they haven't changed since 1927. That's like endorsing a political candidate for the office of senator, and at the time he appears to be a good man; but then during his candidacy it is discovered that he is a thief who robs elderly people through scams, tortures animals for fun, and is a very bad man in reality; but BJU still endorses him, claiming that they have never changed their position of support for the man (as if that somehow makes it okay). Since 1927 hundreds more English Bible versions have been published, each taking the Word of God a little lower into the cesspool of corruption, while BJU stands by idly doing nothing! How long will the Bob Jones' crowd remain silent, as Satan assaults and does harm to the inspired Word of God?
Going back to my illustration of the man running for senator, what would it say about a person who at first endorses a candidate; but then after learning that he cheats the elderly and tortures animals they continue to support that man, claiming that they haven't changed? Think about that! In fact, they HAVE CHANGED, because the circumstances have changed. They started out endorsing what appeared to be a good man, but then they learned the horrifying truth, and now still support him, which means they have changed. Everything has changed, because now their friends, family and neighbours can see what horrible people they are, wilfully supporting a bad man who cheats the elderly and tortures animals. That is Bob Jones University today, gutless cowards who are only in the religious business!!! 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.”
There Was Only The King James Bible Before 1881The most important thing you need to realize dear reader, is that the whole reason Satan introduced a SECOND AUTHORITY in 1881 (the year Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort introduced their work: “The New Testament In The Original Greek”) was to challenge GOD'S AUTHORITY! The serpent did this to Eve in Genesis 3:1, when he changed God's Word to say the exact opposite of what He had commanded Adam and Eve. Whereas God has told Eve she could eat freely of ALL THE TREES (except one) in Genesis 2:16-17; the serpent misquoted God as saying that Eve couldn't eat of ANY OF THE TREES. By subtly changing what God had said, the serpent deceived Eve, as he is deceiving millions of churchgoers today with counterfeit Bible versions.
What Bob Jones University and their alumni are really doing is STRADDLING THE FENCE. They don't want to get their hands dirty. They don't want to be laughed at, rejected, called unscholarly, made fun of, and ridiculed as a cult for taking a stand for the King James Bible. So as cowards they claim to use the King James Bible, while at the same time sanctioning and selling the corrupt Alexandrian revisions. God said He vomits out LUKEWARM believers in Revelation 3:15-16. Why, Oh why, doesn't Bob Jones College and their graduates care about the purity of God's Word? By bidding Godspeed to the Devil's corrupt Bible versions, BJU are partaker of Satan's evil deeds.
Satan Set A Precedent To CHANGE God's WordYou need to realize friend, that the horrible precedent of CHANGING THE BIBLE was established in the year 1881. Faithful Christians have a faithful unchanging Bible (Matthew 24:35), authored by a faithful unchanging God (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8)! The modern Bible revisions keep changing!!! I just read in the news about a new Bible coming out this year called, the 'Literal Standard Version' (LSV). As if that's not bad enough, Christianity Today (CT) magazine is calling for another Bible revision!!! Where does this insanity stop? Bob Jones University sanctions all this mess, because they just don't care, A.W.O.L. from what Pastor Jack Hyles rightly called: 'The Battle Of The Ages.' They are serving mammon instead of God (Luke 16:13). I say that, to their shame, with all humility as a servant of God.
The truth is that Bob Jones University doesn't want to fight the good fight of faith. They don't want to suffer persecution for the cause of Jesus Christ. They don't want to be put outside the gate with Jesus. They simply don't care about the purity of God's inspired Words. No one who sanctions all of the EXTANT (existent) manuscripts of the Bible cares about the purity of the Word of God, because they all say something different. If you don't believe me, take a look at 1st Timothy 3:16.
I Am Banned From Attending Harvest Baptist Church On GuamI tremendously love the folks at Harvest Baptist Church (HBC) on Guam, whose pastors drove me out of their church in 2014 for telling the truth. Their pastors have also banned me from returning. In 2017 I humbly requested permission 3 times to return, but they cruelly told me to “Go elsewhere!” What was my great offense? I simply raised a King James Bible only flag! The straw that broke the camel's back was when I handed a hardcopy of Pastor Al Lacy's excellent truthful book called, “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible!” I love the pastors at Harvest (God knows my heart), and have a strong burden from God to help them see the truth, as a good friend does, but they are ungodly hard-hearted men (just like BJU).
Ironically, Evangelist Tom Ferrell said those very words from behind the pulpit at HBC—“A FRIEND HELPS A FRIEND TO SEE!” They talk the talk, but they don't walk the walk at Harvest. When I kindly showed them THE TRUTH, that the Devil has corrupted the modern Bible versions, and that Pastor John MacArthur is preaching a false gospel of Calvinism, I was counted as their enemy at Harvest. Woe be unto Harvest Baptist Church when they stand before the Lord at the Judgment Seat of Christ, for both rejecting the truth and rejecting their brother who told the truth!!! I feel sorry for the people, who are as sheep, being misled to believe lies.
Dear reader, I am not bitter at these people, I am frustrated that they don't care. I am hurt that they despise and shun me away for being their friend, for sincerely trying to help them, for loving them unconditionally with God's love. Tragically, they are sinfully indifferent. I am frustrated that right doctrine doesn't matter to the Bob Jones crowd. The modern Bible revisions, in hundreds of places, alter theological doctrine in the churches. For example: 1st Corinthians 1:18 in the King James Bible says that believers “ARE SAVED”; but many of the modern revisions change it to “ARE BEING SAVED,” which conveys an entirely different meaning to the reader. Words form sentences, which convey meaning, that shape doctrine. Another example is the removal of the great theological word “imputation.” It truly DOES MATTER which Bible we use! Harvest Baptist Church on Guam sadly doesn't care—they don't care about the purity of God's Word, they don't care about the accuracy of the Gospel, and they don't care about a hurting sinner like me!!!The Alexandrian Cult Series (Dr. Peter S. Ruckman)
Don't Touch The Word Of GodHarvest Baptist Church helps orphans at their church. I tell you truthfully, God would rather see a billion babies die from starvation, than to see one Bible verse corrupted! I know that is true! God killed a man just for touching the Ark Of God, who was simply trying to steady the Ark as it wobbled, to prevent it from toppling over. The lesson is very clear in this true Bible story—DON'T TOUCH THE WORD OF GOD!!!2nd Samuel 6:6-7, “And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.”Yet, BJU and their graduates laugh at this matter. I've had Harvest laugh in my face! This whole ordeal over the Bible is a humorous joke to them, but I promise you that their arrogance will come to an end, when they stand before God someday. What seems so funny to them now, will bring them woeful tears of sorrow and regret in eternity, when they learn that I was right about the corrupt modern Bible revisions (which they promote), and they were wrong! They are helping Satan, and one day they will realize this fact TO THEIR HORROR! God does not reward a believer who labors unlawfully! God does not reward men and women who pull on the same rope as the Devil!!!“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!” —Dr. Shelton Smith
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