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Summary of Part One
PART ONE has brought many vital facts to your attention; the most important of which is that unbelieving copyists and unbelieving translators have laid the ground for the production of millions of modern English Bibles which are nothing more than counterfeits of the Real
Word of God - the Authorised King James Version. Let me now summarise
- Two great deceptions have now overtaken mankind.
The first is the unproved Theory of Evolution and the second
is the counterfeit evolving bibles that are currently flooding
the market. Both cast doubt on the accuracy of the Real Word
of God, the King James Bible. Unbelievers and believers alike
are in grave danger of being taken in by one or the other of these
deceptions. But the Almighty is faithful. He who inspired the
Bible in the first place is well able to preserve
His Word. Indeed He has preserved it down through the ages
as promised: "The Word of the Lord abideth forever!"
- The original inspired autographs (Masters) which
were penned by the prophets and apostles of old,
have long since disappeared. They literally fell apart through
constant use and are no more. There are none in existence today.
- Before the Old Testament Masters were buried,
they were copied by faithful scribes. The Old Testament
scribes were the Aaronic priests and later the Masorites.
They took the utmost care to insure that every copy was as perfect
as humanly possible; and even a single error was enough to have
an entire manuscript rejected.
- Sad to say the New Testament copyists were not
nearly as meticulous as their Old Testament counterparts. Nevertheless
this deficiency was amply compensated by the vast number of copies
made; many thousands of which are still in existence. So the truth
can easily be detected in the majority of texts.
- There are currently in excess of 5250 Greek
manuscripts in existence. They are held in various museums and
libraries of the world.
- If we add the 1800+ copies of the versions
and the 86,000 scriptural citations of the Church Fathers,
we have a sizeable body of documentary evidence to prove the accuracy
of the Scriptures. These ensure that small errors are soon detected.
Bear in mind that the Almighty promised to preserve His Word
forever! He is doing just that and is fulfilling His promise
which says: "The Word of the Lord abideth forever!"
- A version is a translation made directly from
the original masters; not to be confused with a translation,
or a translation of a translation. There are many foreign language
versions of the Scriptures. To name a few: the Peshitta, Old Latin
Vulgate, Italic, Gothic, Old Syriac, Armenian, Waldensian, Luther's
German Bible and the Authorised King James Version.
- Textus Receptus, the text received from the Majority Text, is the most reliable Greek text in existence.
Being in agreement with the vast majority of extant Greek manuscripts, Textus Receptus is often called the Majority Text. This text
does not add to, omit or mutilate the Scriptures as does the
Minority Text. All the versions mentioned at point 7 above are in
line with Textus Receptus. Because of its purity, the Majority
Text was used by all the 15th, 16th and
17th century Protestant Reformers of Europe to make
their translations. Their choice of the Majority Text attracted
the wrath of the Roman Church and tens of thousands of true believers
who studied and published the real Bible were martyred as a result.
- The Minority Text, by comparison, is dangerously
corrupt! The two most prominent codices
in this group are Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus. These
two manuscripts are beautiful to look at and are in excellent
condition simply because they are written on vellum and were seldom
used, even by their custodians. But they are dangerously
corrupt! They are covered with hundreds of amendments made
over a long period; amendments which prove that even their owners
knew they were hopelessly inaccurate. They omit scores of words,
verses and passages of Scripture. They are totally unreliable
and for this reason were rejected by discerning believers down
though the centuries. These two manuscripts outlasted the earliest
papyrus copies of the Scriptures. But to suggest that they are
accurate is absurd. Remember that early versions of the Scriptures,
such as the Peshitta and Italic, are some 200 years older than
these two codices. So the 'oldest is best' argument doesn't
apply here. The Greek scholar John Burgon personally
examined these early codices and exposed their deficiencies in
no uncertain terms. The Christian church would do well to read
what Burgon has written. The Misleading Footnotes that
appear in most modern translations ALL cast doubt on the
accuracy of the King James Version. But these footnotes are themselves
- The Authorised King James Version is based
on the Ben Chayyim Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Textus Receptus.
It is a version in the true sense of the term, being based on
the original languages. Its style is biblical rather than contemporary.
It is infinitely more accurate than any modern translation on
the market today. Also remember that the translators of the King James
Version were men of faith, piety and learning. They
firmly believed that the text they were translating was the very
Word of God! Their like has seldom - if ever - been equalled,
let alone surpassed. The Almighty brought together this team of
faithful, holy and capable linguists to produce the greatest classic
in the annals of English literature - the King James Bible.
It is the version that God has endorsed and blessed for well
nigh 400 years. It should be kept. It is, in fact, the Real
Word of God - the HOLY BIBLE!
- By comparison Modern Versions of the Bible
cannot be trusted. They are dangerously corrupt! Their
renderings are influenced by the distorted codices Sinaiticus
and Vaticanus, which were the product of unbelieving
scribes. Moreover, many of the most prominent RV and RSV translators,
Westcott and Hort in particular, were professed unbelievers
- evolutionists! They rejected the creation account in Genesis,
the Exodus story, the crossing of the Red sea account, the miracles
of Elijah, the virgin birth, the miracles of Jesus, his resurrection
and his promised second advent. Their colossal unbelief was only
matched by that of the unbelieving Egyptian scribes who,
in the first place, produced codices Sinaiticus and Vaticanus.
These two facts: the unbelief of the scribes and the unbelief
of the modern translators are warning signals! Heed them.
- Spiritual Infection & Famine: The RV
committee's choice of corrupt manuscripts, and the unbelief of
its most prominent members (Westcott and Hort), infected their
work and has resulted in scores of Unholy Bibles flooding
the market and the churches. I honestly believe that Christians
who knowingly continue to study these 'counterfeit bibles' are
condoning the errors they contain. By doing so they not only place
themselves in grave moral danger, but also encourage spiritual
deception! The Bible says: 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! (Isaiah
- The twin moral onslaught of the theory of
evolution and the counterfeit bibles have made havoc
of billions of souls. Together they have resulted in outright
atheism on the one hand and an enfeebled Christianity
on the other. Be warned by these revelations! They are placed
on the Internet to reach millions. Do not be slow to take
the warning! Currently the world is in the grip of a mighty spiritual
famine; a famine of the real WORD OF GOD!
- History tells
us that countless thousands of true believers in centuries past
were martyred for their love and loyalty to the WORD OF GOD.
Prophecy tells us that another end-time persecution is due to
occur and for the selfsame reason - the WORD OF GOD! We
all have a responsibility to ourselves and others to believe,
study and live by the teachings found in the real WORD OF GOD,
the AUTHORISED KING JAMES VERSION.
My sincere prayer is that
"The Almighty will grant you the understanding, the humility,
the courage and the power to escape the deceptions of the Devil
and to stand up for the Truth!"
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Elder: David B Loughran
Stewarton Bible School, Stewarton, Scotland