Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A while back I put up a poll on this site; here it is with the results.

What is the word of God?

The Textus Receptus
5 (16%)
The Critical Text
0 (0%)
Any valid translation
5 (16%)
Whatever I feel is most accurate
0 (0%)
The King James Bible
19 (63%)
Nothing, God didn't preserve His word
1 (3%)
Mother Goose
0 (0%)

Being that my regular audience is largely made up of King James Bible users or Believers (big difference, by the way), the response makes sense. However, the second-most picked choices are also no surprise to me. Shall we see why?

1) "The Textus Receptus

If you don't want to believe it, then go find a Greek text that disagrees with it, right? The problem with today's crop of "Fundamental," "Separated," "God-fearing," "inspired original autograph" knuckleheads is that they don't like SUBMITTING to something. Therefore, if they can "believe" a dusty old manuscript in an ancient and disused language (no one in the world knows how to SPEAK Koine Greek, people! It's a dead language!!) and use that to beat the King James Bible into submission, then they'll go for it. After all, why submit to a FINAL AUTHORITY when they can weasel their way out of things with some "The Greek" or "The Hebrew"??

2) Any Valid Translation

Obviously these people are less worried about appearances: they don't even CLAIM to believe any certain Text to be perfect. These people don't BELIEVE God in the first place, so why should they believe a BOOK? God PROMISED to preserve His perfect WORD forever, and they don't believe that, so they have no problem placing the WORDS of GOD in subjection to their own OPINIONS. Jesus used SCRIPTURE against Satan: you should probably get a good dose of these peoples' opinions, since they're so much more powerful than Scripture!!

There's my rant for today. I'm about to go to work and talk to a guy who doesn't even believe in God; he doesn't say there isn't a God, he simply doesn't believe in any deity at all. At least those people are honest: these rotten scoundrels that claim to be so "sold-out" for God sicken me. I'd rather talk to a dope-smoking lost man than an apostate like that.

2 comments:

Grammy Blick said...

I was surfing and ran across your site. While I agree with the majority of what you wrote, we must not forget what truly is the Word of God:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 KJV)

Scriptures provide God's words to mankind. The Word must not be confused with the words.

MC1171611 said...

If you study it out, the attributes of the "Word" and the "word" are eerily identical. :)