8. The Permanence of Truth Psalm 12:6–7 6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. The final instalment of this first point in our Doctrinal Series as we dealt with the Holy Scriptures and its source. We have been talking for the last eight sermons on the King James Version of the Bible, and I am not sure…
Pt 7.5 Modern Versions are Another Gospel 2 Corinthians 11:1–4 1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. 2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that…
Truth must first be doubted before it is denied, then denied before it is replaced, we are now living in a world when the replacement of truth is in full swing and the world will only get stranger without Christ Jesus.
The prohibition of truth began in the Garden and extends to this very day. From the murder of the prophets, to the crucifixion of Christ, the feeding of Christians to the lions in Rome, to the Roman Catholic barbaric inquisition that lasted as long as three centuries in Europe. The horror stories of history, even to this very day, testify that TRUTH IS PROHIBITED and attended to often by the silencing of life from the testifiers of truth. There is no place for the Word of God in this world, other than to those who believe. Little wonder there is such passionate attack on the Bible.
“hath God said…?”, the famous first statement of that old serpent, the Devil and Satan, is the first true representative of the Protest of Truth, the scheme that created doubt in the word of God that led to the fall of mankind. This satanic malfeasance is repeated every week from pulpits around the world by Pastors trained in Bible Seminaries to remove from all people the certainty of God’s words. Are Bible Colleges and Seminaries Biblical? Does Love mean Love? Do modern versions of the Bible inspire certainty? Does the so-called “Greek” bring clarity? Watch how pulpits themselves Protest The Truth every time a word is doubted. Listen to how Satan’s first words are repeated time and time again to take away your faith and trust in the precious words of God.
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”. Mrk 16:15. The one single commandment given to the church by the Lord was to preach the Gospel and to make disciples of men. Sadly much of todays church has been distracted from the first and delegated the second. In largely rejecting the plainness of the proclamation of the words of God, the church has moved toward all forms of social justice matters and determined that the training of pastors be undertaken by largely unacountable Bible colleges, for which nothing is directly spoken of in the scriptures. The result is the utter distortion of the word of God itself, attended to for the purpose of justifying the status quo.
We exalt the character of one who is ‘A man of his word’, but too many malign the character of God denying he promised to preserve his words. God is not a man that he should lie (Num 23:19), but this is exactly what people call him when they reject an authoritative volume of his words. But is there a motive behind this rejection? Is it the words they reject, or is it what the words say that offends them?
The Persona of Truth is Jesus Christ, he came into the world to bear witness of the truth and all who are of the truth hear his voice. The view we hold respecting the Bible reflects with accuracy the view we hold respecting Jesus Christ.
THE SOURCE OF TRUTH Statement of Faith Series. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (REV 20:4) This is an interesting…