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Appendix B - A Logic Summary for the Authorized King James Bible
In KJV-onlyism there are many Christian masqueraders such as Peter Ruckman and others of influence, who descend into arenas that are inappropriate for the instruction of a true doctrine, for example: wrong information, misquotation, unsound arguments, and/or name-calling. But there are those who do this intentionally to bring ridicule to the Authorized Version and anyone who will defend it.
Many are their reasons for this: they hate the God of the Bible, they are of another world religion whether pagan or otherwise, they see an opportunity to gain influence, money or power. Other examples would be the Vatican besieging Protestantism from the inside in the past or liberals besieging fundamentals from the inside today.
As proven throughout history, the most effective form of subversion is as a fifth column: integrating over a period of years, select people from your camp into their camp. Then your people with the necessary financial backing and being out-going, gain influential positions in their camp and help to bring in others. The Jesuits, Mormons and occultists have been utilizing this Machiavellian concept for decades and centuries. Governments has been doing this for years with groups they consider subversive to them.
Then as anyone with wisdom knows: religion is the most powerful influence over people by an extreme margin. Therefore Lucifer-Satan, who is “the god of this world” 2 Corinthians 4: 4, “the prince of the power of the air” Ephesians 2: 2, (then add in Ephesians 6:12) it is beyond doubt that Satan and his minions are up to their Adams apples in Biblical Christianity, and have been out to destroy it. This satanic involvement is also witnessed to, by the many cults and denominations that have sprung up, claiming to be the true representation of Jesus Christ.
Satan had corrupted Old Testament Judaism over the centuries till it was beyond the point of any return. That set the stage to where Jesus had to come to put an end to it, and start the New Covenant. The priests in the Temple were also secretly practicing Kabbala, among other pagan systems.
Now, New Testament Christianity through its continued corruption, has reached its point of no-return. To where “those who have wisdom”, can see the tribulation coming around the corner. Even many secular people are sensing a catastrophe ready to happen.
Yes, there are pockets of Christians who believe things are going to get better. But they are being led astray by their churches and its leaders who are setting them up to accept the Anti-Christ, as the return of Jesus.
At any rate, back to the `Which Bible’ question and manuscripts. If you look at the current climate of academia today in secular education, to get to anywhere of influence (and with influence comes revenue) you have to condemn the Bible publicly or… privately.
The main goal of secular University education is to destroy any belief in the Bible as true, and to indoctrinate the students into believing the Bible to be a book of myths. This is done in Archaeology, Biology, Geology, Medical, Astronomy, History, etc, etc, where they will direct scorn and derision toward the Bible and its adherents.
The conceptualization that one must secure into their own being is this: EVERYTHING is spiritual.
Presently, in the current spiritual atmosphere of Christianity: you have to condemn the Authorized King James Version publically or… privately. The peer pressure among most so-called scholars and Christian professors in the 'Christian' universities will not allow upward mobility to a defender of the Authorized Version or the venerable Textus Receptus. In fact, the peer pressure and negative visceral reactions are so great that one will be ostracized and censured.
Christian leaders as a rule do not have any perceptible fear of God, but they do have an absolute FEAR of their peers. If you question things in their bible classes as a student, they will find a way to expel you.
The Apostle Paul is speaking of the Christian leaders of today, when he writes to Timothy about the apostacy of the leadership which is manifested in the end-time church...
I am very aware that these verses are taught today as indicative of the condition of the world in the end-times; but this cannot be so in reality, for the world has always been in this type condition since the fall of man. Therefore Paul is speaking to the state of affairs of "Christian leadership" in the last days.
To advocate or promote an effective deception, there first has to be confusion cultivated at the academic level. So then, every academic peer group brings their own arrogant opinions to divine what the Word of God is for them, deciding what every correct translation should be, according to their predetermined concepts. Then, if anything is presented which is contrary to their doctrines – which are now self-fulfilling by their own interpretations of what they have selected as truth for themselves – they are able to reject anything else, including – and invariably – the truth. Such scholars as these lead their followers further and further into error and perversity.
In reference to confusion: the Textus Receptus was for centuries always known as the Majority Text, but to infuse more confusion, the Hodges-Farstad Majority Text was thrown together and published by Thomas Nelson in 1982.
Why was this confusion created? I personally believe it was done in an attempt to conceal the fact that of all the Greek manuscripts, uncials and lectionaries: 99% are in agreement with the Textus Receptus. This is why it was historically referred to as the Majority Text. So, Satan’s wolves in finely tailored sheep costumes, cobbled together a Greek text and then named it the Majority Text. This way when Bible students hear someone state or read the words, 'Majority Text’ they will automatically think of or be referred to the wrong one; or rather the false one.
Imagine all the millions of hours that these thousands of so-called Bible scholars have spent: pouring over manuscripts, writing books, debating, holding seminars and discussions over the last century and a half in their assaults on the King James Bible and the Textus Receptus. The question I have to ask is this: What deep new spiritual truth have they unearthed, that is NOT already found in the Authorized Version? They keep revving the engine, they continue filling the tank with gas, but they’re not getting anywhere; while the transmission is in neutral and the vehicle keeps rolling backward. As far as forward progress for the God of the Bible is concerned, they have gotten nowhere. Spiritually it has all been a waste!
Dozens and dozens of versions, each and every one alleging that it is more accurate and precise, each one claims to be easier for to read and understand. Each one proclaiming itself to be better than the last, yada yada yada.
Speaking of spiritual (God of the Bible) worship: what has it caused?
It used to be, you could go to a Bible study and everyone brought a Bible and they could all read along together and discuss together. Now it is, “that verse is not in my Bible”, “that phrase or word is not in my Bible”. Then there is arguing over which version is correct, leaving people to wonder if any of them are correct. And make sure that you don’t bring an unbeliever or new Christian to the Bible study, because they will think that you’re all nuts; and will give up any thought of being a “Christian”.
Now for a moment, let us set aside the influences of demonic activity, and look at this from a non-spiritual aspect, sort of. Keep this in mind: religion today is a business; Christianity is a business. I have been in dozens of churches, known a plethora of ministers and talked to hundreds of people about church and Bible colleges. This is a valid conclusion: The vast majority of the time, it is about using God to make money. Everything that is in a business model is in play: you need buyers and sellers, and therefore you need new products, you need promotors, you need to create confusion about the old to sell the new; you need to condemn and denounce the other product to gain market share for yours.
Then back to the Bible version question: You need to denounce and condemn Bible versions to promote yours AND you must condemn, denounce and ostracize anyone whose loyalty is not with your version. The scholars and distributors of the new versions have decided that they have a common enemy: the Authorized Version and the Textus Receptus; about this they are viscerally adamant. They will hedge on each other’s versions, but not on this 400-year-old masterpiece. Now why is that?
It is time to drop the sometimes masked, other-times overt impassioned euphemisms and verbal contortions against the Bible that God has obviously operated through advantageously for the last 400 years.
Concentrate your mind upon this one broad thought… Who is the Executive Director of these hostilities within the ranks of Christianity? Who inspired this assault? There is only ONE obvious answer: Satan.
Jesus stated without reservation, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad" - Matthew 12:30.
These competitious contentions about new versions against the Authorized Version have given legs to dealings like, 'The Jesus Seminar' nonsense; and standing to other endeavors like, 'The DaVinci Code'.
There are Bible Scholars and there are Pseudo-Bible scholars.
With the rejection of the King James Bible and the Textus Receptus, and the setting up of devilish backed wisdom and learning: the entire field of the 'original languages' has been overtaken by the enemy. This field is now filled with delusion and false scholarship (pseudo-scholars).
The spirit of error itself is backing their position: they claim that the truth cannot be exactly known, that it is hidden in the original languages, discernible by only a select few. But then these “select few” teach doctrines that grow more and more deceptive, with more New Age assimilations; as they stumble about trying to recover "lost" scriptures through naturalistic principles that were adopted from the secular field.
In other words: God does not run with the big dogs, they run from Him.
Those who write books, papers and opinions against the Authorized Version and Textus Receptus know that there are lucrative jobs waiting for them at so-called Christian universities, colleges and institutes. Then there are also the paid seminars and debates with the ability to be co-authors and celebrities in their peer groups. In fact, they could get the prestige of being on a translation committee creating their own version of God’s word.
Meanwhile, the spiritual condition of the Bride of Christ grows weaker… and the Light that Jesus Christ brought into the world… grows darker and dimmer. The Bible has gone from being the answer... to being questioned in this culture.
-- by Ed Elkins