7. The Permutation of Truth
It is clear that we live, at least, at the entering in of that time of “woe” spoken of here in Isaiah.
The passage clearly gives reason as to why such a time as this is occurring, and we have spoken about this also in the past. We touched on what happens when man rejects the word of God, when many no longer have a “standard” from which to base ALL that is true.
The reason given to us about this time occurring, this time when people call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
The reason there is a “Permutation of Truth” (A Replacement of truth) Is seen in verse 24, “because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel” (v24).
Yes, this text directly refers to Israel, but it is also a rule of law that evidently applies to all who have rejected his word.
If, according to Romans 1, the mind of man becomes reprobate from rejecting all that is plain to see concerning God (and you only need to see Hollywood or ANY popular Music awards ceremony to see that reprobation), then what level of evil can occur when the very foundation of ALL our laws are rejected?
Job speaks to this;
14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
When man so evidently rejects the “knowledge of his ways”, the only thing left to man is its REPLACEMENT, its “Permutation”. A changed, transformed, mutated version of truth is ALL that can replace Truth!
Now, before you begin to think such evil is limited to the addressees of the letter from Isaiah, turn forward to Jeremiah 6 and see how the Lord specifically addresses both Israel and the nations of the world;
18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them. 19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
Notice, it is the VERY FRUIT of their own thoughts that the people themselves are CURSED WITH!
Like Haman in the book of Esther, who built a tower with a hangman’s noose for a righteous man, but was hung on it himself. He essentially built it to hang himself upon it.
Like the many in the scripture who set a trap for others that they themselves fall into (Psalm 57:6).
22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
If you are still in Jeremiah, turn forward to chapter 8
9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them? 10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Notice that there are NONE IMUNE from the effect of rejecting the word of God!
Not the wise, not the prophet, not the priest, none! All shall be ‘ashamed’, all ‘dismayed’, all ‘taken’ by their own error.
All of this simply because the word of the Lord has been rejected.
Now beloved, when PASTORS THEMSELVES contend against his word, and the churches are eventually turned to nothing more than exalted Social Clubs, what can we expect from a world looking for truth, but unable to find it?
Everything becomes inverted.
You thought that it should be wise men that lead the nations? When you watched the US Elections in 2016 and were dumbfounded to see that the best they could put forward were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?
Or when you looked at 2020 and saw octogenarian Joe Biden, teemed up with the mental teenager Kamila Harris and wondered how it could be possible that this is the BEST the greatest and most powerful nation in the world could do?
No beloved, it is EXPECTED when the word of God is rejected. Fools become leaders, the base of the world are put in high places.
A few chapters earlier in Isaiah we see begin his prophecy play out;
1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, 2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, 3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. 4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. 5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
It is a matter of time that when the word of God is rejected, man does not simply come up with his own laws, but the opposite.
The Laws are replaced not “updated”, so too will the word of God be.
Never in history have we been in a state where good is seen so clearly as evil, and evil is seen as good.
Where were the pastors voices when it mattered?
Where were they when the word of God was being doubted and then replaced?
What can they stand on now if the very foundation of their faith they have tragically, and ignorantly, aided and abetted the long term removal, just one word at a time?
The passage in Isaiah testifies to the truth of that which come upon a population when there is an evident Permutation of Truth. In other words, when the truth has been Protested and then Prohibited, it is a matter of time before it is completely REPLACED.
Replacing Good with Evil Begins Obscurely.
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Even in the passage that is before us we can see evidence of a gradual rise in wickedness among the people in their response to the Lord.
The Lord laments in verse 3 of what more could have been done to his vineyard that he had not done? In verse 4 he expected grapes and yet it brought forth wild grapes.
And from there we see an ongoing degradation among the people ending in a complete distortion of that which is right and wrong, good and evil. The reason we are told is mentioned in verse 24;
because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts
But this begins OBSCURELY! Subtly, delicately, almost imperceptivity.
- The advent of Television was seen as an evil and the people were mocked.
- The advent of Rock and Roll was said to corrupt the culture and the people were again, mocked.
- When YouTube was created, everyone I knew said it was perverse, now they all watch it.
- When FaceBook was created, we all said it was disgusting and vane and would lead to misery, now most of us have an account.
Beloved the Devil does NOT wear red pygamas, carry a pitchfork, have horns on his head.
In fact, to the contrary.
Speaking directly to Satan God says;
….Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Remember beloved, Evil comes riding in on a White horse in Revelation 6:2!
The wedge can ONLY be employed ONE way when it comes o splitting timber. NEVER can it be used from the big obvious side of the tool, ONLY the thin end can get in first and when it finds an acceptable sized crack, it just needs a few taps to get it into place.
Once it is in place, a few large belts with a sledge hammer will split the wood apart.
The Permutation of Truth did not begin overtly. The devil did not begin with replacing God’s truth with his own, he FIRST began by creating doubt that God said anything in the first place.
Then, and ONLY then, did the “Original Replacement Theology” get proposed.
Replacing Good with Evil begins Obscurely, it begins in SECRET.
In his brilliant Lecture Titled “The meaning of Meaning” Professor Michael Bouman said,
“there are people at large in the world who want to destroy the western tradition of culture, and everything it stands for. Sometimes the people who want to destroy the western culture do it overtly and you know what they’re up to, they fly airplanes into buildings, you know what their intention is. Other people aren’t so overt, they try to destroy the western tradition and western culture in a more covert.
Professor Bauman then goes on to show how schools have taught that meaning comes from interpretation rather than author intention. In other words, what does that mean to you?
I’m sure many of you have been in Bible studies where the person leading the study asks what the text means to you.
Generally, the person does not say, “it doesn’t matter what the text means to me, what matters is what it means”. No, they answer the question!
One way is by changing how people read, another is changing what they read. The devil is evil but not dumb.
Turn in your Bibles to Amos 8
11 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: 12 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.
It was Vladimir Lennin who coined the Term “Useful Idiots”. It is not a polite term and though Vladimir Lenin applied it to people I am applying it to modern translations of the Bible.
Let me explain.
Vladimir Lenin employed the term “Useful Idiots” to apply to those many people who both believed and sold their faith in the communist system. Once the system of government was created, and Lenin gained power in Russia, in 1918 he unleashed what became known as “The Red Terror”, a “State Sanctioned campaign of mass killings and detentions to silence political enemies”.
These so called “Political Enemies” had no idea that what they were being used for in promoting the Utopian view of Socialism, actually created the Dystopian reality of Communism.
Lenin himself said, “The goal of Socialism is Communism”, interestingly he also said “medicine is the keystone of the arch of Socialism” perhaps that explains more than we care to admit.
After the death of Lenin, Joseph Stalin took the “useful idiot” to another level when he took power. Many died of the hunger he created when he tried to succeed at what Lenin failed to do in the early 1920’s with communal farming. Lenin learned and turned the country around in a short space, but after he died Stalin returned to the system and starved millions to death in the famines of 1930-1933.
Now Stalin wanted to solidify power and so he blamed the famine on the so called “Enemies of the Working Class” and from 1934 to 1939 over a million people were sent to the gulags and 700,000 killed in what was known as “The Great Purge”.
But one of the most famous examples of the “Useful Idiots” in real life came from Adolf Hitler in the “Night of the Long Knives”. It was a “purge of Nazi Leaders” by Hitler himself and again used to solidify his power.
These were the very LEADERS of the Nazi party, including his second in charge Gregor Strasser and even his old comrade Ernst Rohm his chief of staff. All this attended to by the faithful Heinrich Himmler’s SS…(who eventually died by suicide running from Hitler).
Beloved, when it comes to the Bible, and in light of both the prophecy in the book of Amos which has yet never been fulfilled, and in the knowledge of the final global religion that will be upon this world before the Lord returns to judge it, it is not difficult to predict that a time is coming when the book you hold in your hands will be made Illegal in Australia and around the world.
But not ONLY the King James Version, EVERY VERSION!
Every modern version of the Bible is but another “useful Idiot” employed by the Devil to undermine the Bible until its foundation is destroyed.
Until all the “versions” are replaced with his own “little red book”.
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Ps 11:3
Replacing Good with Evil Transitions Intentionally.
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
The intentionality of the effort is simple enough to see in the text but it is far too often wilfully ignored in reality.
The very thought that there are people who would intentionally subvert reality is something we all need to truly step back and give consideration to.
It is not until you see the thief come to steal, or the murder come to kill, or the liar caught in a lie, that you truly appreciate that there are many people who intentionally do evil things.
Tragically even they deceive themselves by excusing the evil that they do. Our prison system is filled mostly by those who have done what they have done intentionally, rationalising that what they do is good and right.
It’s interesting isn’t it, if there is NO SUCH THING as good or evil as the atheist worldview believes, if everything is relative, why is it that people do evil things and rationalise it as good?
In his Discourses, it was Niccolo Machiavelli in the late 15th century who said, ““For although the act condemns the doer, the end may justify him…”
Karl Marx and other Communists such as Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky developed and narrowed the saying down to “The ends justify the means” as the supreme moral code if that “End” is Communism.
When it comes to versions of the Bible, the END is a single, new world wide religion that is written of in Revelation 13 when all the world ‘Worships the beast”.
Turn there with me and then we will touch on a few quotes and changes in Bible versions.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Beloved this is the end goal, and if you are willing and observant, you will be able to see with absolute clarity that the goal is NOT to give you a bible that is easier to understand, but to change it, to dilute it, to alter it enough so you DO NOT TRUST IT!
Some attend to this work as “Useful Idiots”, others do so deliberately.
You have seen already through the newsletter that the belief people have held that the King James Version of the Bible has been the belief held since almost its inception. We have recognized this through the quotes of both who held that position as well as through the quotes of those who despised that belief yet recognized it as true.
“…I must conclude we have the substance of the Word of God as truly in a Translation as in the Hebrew Bible; and that every real Christian, who now devoutly ponders on his English Bible, has before his eyes the Oracles of God; and no less hears His voice, than if he could read the Hebrew…
Henry Venn, Pastor, educated at Cambridge, member of the Queens College and mentor of men such as Charles Simeon and John Newton 1780 (not to be confused with the Missionary of the same name)
Yet in 1783 we have this quotation from a detractor who acknowledges the common belief of the people;
“It is true, indeed, that some very devout and wellmeaning people carry the prejudice too far, when they profess to believe, that our translation was written with the finger of the Almighty, and that to alter a tittle of it is to be guilty of blasphemy. But still, as the faith of such persons is strong, and their intentions pious, it would be imprudent to shock their minds by an innovation, which they could not help considering as an insult on heaven.” (Vicesimus Knox, Essays, Moral and Literary, Volume 1, 1783)
1857: “The general excellence of the English Version being admitted, its perfection is assumed, and therefore all preceding and subsequent versions must be unworthy of notice; nay, even the original text need not be consulted…It is not strange, then, that any proposal for its improvement should be looked upon with as much alarm as if the British Constitution were to be revised, or the Scriptures themselves brought up to the present state of science…many trust the English Bible as infallible…Hence some make it a positive objection to a revision that it might be followed in time by another…millions [believe]…our English Bible is the code and canon of all truth.” (Thomas Kingsmill Abbott, The English Bible, and Our Duty with Regard to It, 1857; 1871)
1857: “It is on this account, we believe, that so many deprecate a new translation, or even revision, of the Bible. They consider the authorized as sacred as the original text. Indeed, some have such a superstitious reverence for their own version, that we are told that any change in it is such an alteration of the ‘Word of God’ as that against which there is so fearful a warning in Rev. xxii. 18, 19…Again, we are told that this innovation would destroy all biblical stability; that there would then be no end to revisions and emendations, but an end to all permanence and respect for it…” (The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volumes 3-4, 1857)
Beloved you have had more than ten weeks of two page entries showing that the view of holding to one and only one translation was the norm not novel.
You have seen that it was UNDERSTOOD that ANY change to one, would mean an ongoing series of alterations until the ONE is not at all, as the magazine above understood, “there would then be no end to revisions and emendations, but an end to all permanence and respect for it..”
Listen to the quotation of Fenton John Antony Hort to Brooke Foss Westcott, the two Anglical Cergymen who forced upon the world a new corrupt Greek Text never before seen, and one in which, to varying degrees, EVERY MODERN VERSION of the Bible has used as its foundation.
- 1861 Apr. 12th – Hort to Westcott: “Also – but this may be cowardice – I have a sort of craving that our text should be cast upon the world before we deal with matters likely to brand us with suspicion. I mean, a text, issued by men already known for what will undoubtedly be treated as dangerous heresy, will have great difficulties in finding its way to regions which it might otherwise hope to reach, and whence it would not be easily banished by subsequent alarms.” (Life, Vol.I, p.445).
There are many, many more quotes cited from “The Life and Letters of John Antony Hort” by his son.
Here we see that “Replacing Good with Evil Transitions Intentionally”, it always did, just as the passage we have before us demonstrates.
These two men, whom we will discuss in a couple of months one of the 12 Apostles of the secular world, these two men are responsible for the theory that Older is Better and that the Bible should be treated just like any other book to establish its text. A failed application that many have debunked in history past, not least of which was Dean John Burgon who was contemporary with these two scoundrels.
It was these two men who removed 1 John 5:7 from the Bible, the ONLY passage that clearly speaks of the Trinity.
It was them who deleted Acts 8:37 so anyone could get baptized, nothing hindering and so much more.
It is essentially their Greek text and a smorgasbord of others that is used by every modern Bible Version.
Replacing Good with Evil Propels Ignorantly
24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Both the stubble and the chaff are the elements of the plant that remains after the grain is harvested. Only the grain has value, only the grain provides the nutrients needed to sustain life.
Both of these elements simply become fuel for the fire and in the end become worthless;
so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust
In like manner those who are wilfully ignorant of the Bible, those unwilling to consider the truth of a matter, those not willing to “walk circumspectly” as we are told in Ephesians 5:15, these simply become stubble to the fire that is sweeping through.
Rather than hinder the error, they ignorantly fuel it, they take hold of that which is popularly believed and run with the crowd.
Good men have been swept up in such error, but are YOU just at such a risk? How much are YOU also adding to the worlds ignorance?
We should not add to the fuel. If Gods people knew his voice in the scriptures, there would never have been the errors we see in the world today. If Gods people would only read their Bibles daily, they would have the discermnet needed to make decisions that will not add to the REPLACEMENT of GOOD with EVIL, because Replacing Good with Evil Propels Ignorantly
So many are the organisations that are propelling the world toward a single, One World Religious system, a NEW AGE Gospel is what is presented in modern translations.
The focus is never upon the singular truth of Christ, but a blending of many gods to which Christ is but one.
Just as there is NO singular truth today, modern translations of the Bible have given to Christians justification that any view may just as easily be the correct view
Where the Bible preaches “The Gospel”, the new versions preach “A gospel”
The bible preaches The Words”, the new versions preach “A message”
The God – a god, The Son – a son, The Saviour – a savior, The World – an age etc
John 6:68 “Thou hast THE words of eternal life”
NASB “you have words of eternal life” (‘THE’ omitted)
Rev 14:6 “THE everlasting gospel”
NASB “an eternal gospel”
GNB “an eternal message”
ESV “an eternal gospel”
Titus 1:4 “THE common faith”
NKJV “our common faith”
NIV “our common faith”
NASB “a common faith”
NLT “the faith we share”
ESV “a common faith”
Acts 14:27 writes of “THE door of faith”
NIV “A door of faith”
NASB “a door of faith”
ESV “a door of faith”
Mark 1:4 “THE baptism of repentance”
NKJV “a baptism of repentance”
NIV “a baptism of repentance”
NASB “a baptism of repentance”
ESV “a baptism of repentance”
Beloved, this is ANOTHER GOSPEL
“Fundamentalist Christians believe that Christianity os the only religion…These are primitive ideas” Bagwan Rajneesh (Indian mystic who started his own religion)
“God works in many ways through many faiths” Alice Bailey; heiress of Helena Blavatsky’s Satanic Theosophical society called Lucifer Trust – later renamed to the present Lucis trust)
Luke 4:4 “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God”
No alternative to bread is given in modern translations!
NIV But by every word of God is ‘omitted’
Holman Christian Standard OMITTED
New America Bible OMITTED
Todays NIV OMITTED
Little wonder Christians do not nourish themselves on the word of God, little wonder ignorance of this fundamental issue of Bible versions remains hidden. The word of God which opens our eyes to the truth and discernment, CHRISTIANS NO LONGER LIVE BY!
Sadly this is also the case among the most Biblical Churches also.
What part are YOU playing in the worlds move toward REPLACING Christianity with ANTI Christ One World Religion that is coming?
DO NOT BE IGNORANT into thinking that your malnourishment of Gods word is having no effect!
The ONLY reason Christians still think its ok to send their children to a public or private school rather than homes school, is because they do not have the discernment that comes from reading the Bible.
And their children will be swept up in the re-education program leading the world to follow anti Christ.
Beloved, don’t be upset with me please, REPLACING GOOD WITH EVIL PROPELS IGNORANTLY.
If you are no bathing in the Light of the Word of God daily, you remain in the dark with those in the world EVEN if you are saved!
Replacing Good with Evil Ends Badly
….because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. 25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Beloved, it is not a difficulty to understand that calling good evil and evil good does not change the reality of that which is good or evil. This is not too difficult to understand.
Putting darkness for light and light for darkness, or bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter, no such mental permutation or replacement will alter the fact that light are darkness are opposite one another, and the taste discerns that which is sweet or bitter. The reality of those things will always remain real.
God certainly will reward all evil according to is doing, and gather the good to be with him for ever.
We are now living in a time when the truth of Gods word has been removed from those who were once called The People of The Book.
There are some in this Church who could still be called that today, are you one of them?
Let me close on a final example.
THE WEDGE CAN ONLY BE USED IN DEAD OR DYING WOOD.
LIVE HEALTY TREES DON’T HAVE CRACKS.
If you are trusting wholeheartedly in the Lord, and if you are being watered by his word, nourished and fed by the scriptures, you “…shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” (Psalm 1:3)
There will be no cracks in your life where Satan can even begin to insert that wedge. So too with this Church. If we are alive in the Lord and we know and trust his word, and we are all growing in the knowledge and love of the Lord, there should be no cracks where that dividing wedge could be inserted.
But if you are being distracted from the Lord, if you are not placing him first in your life, if you are not really reading your Bible daily and not really praying daily, the cracks will soon appear before the devil, and it won’t take long before a wedge finds its place.
All it will then need is a negative event, a clumsy word, a sudden mishap to hammer it in further, then another event, then another.
You have in your hands something more precious than Gold, more refined than pure silver, rarer than the rearrest jemstone. Read it.