All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern. ~ 1 Chronicles 28:19
Our verse in 1 Chronicles shows us that it was not David’s plan or vision that created the Temple and the furnishings, but they came from God. Just as the power of the Holy Ghost enabled the virgin Mary to conceive without a man, so did David come to know God's building plans. This exact information and the patterns that God gave to David later enabled his son Solomon to build the Temple.
As Bible readers know, God's instructions for the Temple were many, and quite detailed, even exact as to measure, number, weight, color, and texture. Knowing this, surely most people would agree God can cause a man to accurately write down His teachings, commands, and historical facts as well. He in fact did do just that and gave us the Bible. The hand of God upon men for His purposes, is how we came to have a Bible that we can trust and rely upon today to be accurate.
God has taken great care to put His words into writing for us. Throughout the centuries when His written words were being compiled He stirred up devout men to write as He inspired them to write. Men who were merely obedient vessels to put words into print, and what they wrote came directly from God. It was not a case of men deciding what to put down and what to leave out, It was the Spirit of God whom in essence did the writing just as it was God that designed and planned the Temple that Solomon eventually built. The same can be said about the Ark that Noah built according to God's instructions.
When John wrote the book of The Revelation on the isle of Patmos, he told us how he came by the information he put into the book.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter. ~ Revelation 1:10-11 & 17-19
In reading Revelation it becomes obvious to many that much of what was written were direct words from the Lord and included those things that were revealed to Johns eyes which the Lord had already told him to write.
Satan has many methods of turning people away from the Bible. One of his most often used tactics is to convince them that it is only a bunch of words and opinions of mere men, and not the authoritative Word of God. Multitudes of skeptics fall for this, not because the devil is right, he is not, but because in their carnal state it is easier to believe the lie. If they believe the lie then they can dismiss the whole issue and go on with their sinful lives the same as before and not have to make a decision or do anything. Deceiving themselves, they become convinced that there is no higher authority than their own mind to submit to. Still, some who profess to be Christians say they believe only the original manuscripts are accurate. These people flit from one new version to another trying to choose the best wording for words they really don’t believe. This enables them to go on living a careless life without too much trouble from their conscience since they believe and often say,
we don’t know for sure what God was saying.”
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. ~ Romans 1:21
Those who read the Authorized King James Bible know what God was saying, and He is still saying the same thing! Because someone refuses to believe or submit to something, in this case the King James Bible, in no way makes it less true or have less authority over their life.
For those who study the history of the early manuscripts it becomes clear that they took many different paths through the centuries. Not all of them, or the work resulting from them, was protected and brought to us by the hand of God. This has resulted in what we see today in the multitudes of Bible versions. Since these
Bibles are NOT made up of the pure Word of God which He protected through the centuries, they are rightly considered counterfeits. They came from altered, and polluted manuscripts, many from trash piles in Egypt and are of Roman Catholic origin or influence. These same inferior and questionable manuscripts claim to be
oldest and best
earliest and most accurate and so forth than those from the Byzantine Text otherwise known as the Textus Receptus from which over ninety-five percent make up the King James Bible. Folks the Textus Receptus has a traceable history down through the centuries and William Tyndale translated over ninety percent of this text for the New Testament and history has recorded much of his work and works about his life.
Now take the other texts from the trash piles, the Catholic monasteries, the schools in Egypt and the one of a kind manuscripts that were never circulated in the churches, but just appeared on the scene. Take these and run them through the hands of Mr. Westcott and Mr. Hort in the late eighteen hundreds who subjected them to the analysis of so-called
Higher Criticism. Briefly, Lower Criticism is the more traditional method of examining the Biblical texts and deals with determining the message behind the words not unlike what a typical Bible Study Class might do. Higher Criticism on the other hand is not so much interested in the message, but in when and where was it written and by whom. Higher Criticism places emphasis on historical context of the societal rules of the day, even the motives of the author, etc..
Folks, the Scriptures that make up the Bible are God's Words to man. They are not the words of the men who penned them. Higher Criticism goes places that have nothing to do with the message from God to each of us whether two thousand years ago or today. His message is the same. It is the same for the African tribesman in the Bush as it is for the American Indian, the white European, the Asian, or any people or culture. God's message is to leave the old and come to the new so the claim of Higher Criticism that
societal rules or
motives are relevant is totally false.
Higher Criticism in effect interprets God's Word in a way that it becomes man's words and completely dilutes and distorts the message God intended. If you are reading a new version
Bible then you should know that it is made up of text from those tainted, forged manuscripts we discussed earlier and that Westcott and Hort subjected to Higher Criticism and published in 1881. EVERY new version published today uses this perverted text and that is one reason there are so many variations on the readings and some with verses omitted. They have determined what text is important and what is not. They have decided for you what the message is and whether it is from God or just some words some ancient author wrote. They have decided for you whether it is for doctrine, entertainment, or historical. This is dangerous to the soul to allow others to so tamper with God's Word and it completely abandons God's admonition to study.
Only the King James Bible escapes this pollution. That is because God had His Hand on the writers of the originals and on every phase of the work of translation from the Greek and Hebrew through the centuries. Men, women and children were burned alive because they were defending the King James Bible text, the Textus Receptus. They were fed to wild beasts and all manner of horrible tortures so you could have a Bible with THE sure unchanging WORD of GOD. Are you going to turn your back on that? Did their work, their faith, their courage, their sacrifice mean so little to you that you will accept and embrace the work that Satan has provided and called
Holy Bible and
A better translation? I pray your eyes be opened to the truth because if you can be deceived on a Bible, I shudder to think what will happen when the Mark of the Beast is offered.
God simply is not the author of the modern versions which claim to be
Bibles. It is true that all of them to date contain some of the Word of God, but all are based on corrupted manuscripts rejected by the King James Bible translators. Some manuscript fragments have been found since the King James Bible was compiled but they were found in trash piles, in rooms full of human skulls in a Catholic monastery. These corrupted and rejected manuscripts along with the work from 1881 are what is used today in modern versions and held up as
more accurate than the King James Bible. Such claims completely deny the facts of reality.
Add to all of this the fact that modern translators are not so careful in their handling of God's Word and frequently inject words, and cut out words, while changing doctrine, and so they are a truth error mixture at best. The goal appears to be to discourage and weaken new Christians who without all of God's Word are not fully equipped. Another part of their agenda is to condition people into doubting any Bible is fully correct and trustworthy. Then when they claim new scientific discoveries have enabled them to finally come out with all of the truth in one
Bible, you will flock to buy this new one world religion so-called Bible that is for all faiths, and has nothing to do with God the creator.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. ~ Amos 8:11-12