|Posted on June 6, 2017 at 6:45 PM|
Whether or not the Bible is the Word of God is a controversial topic. Virtually every Christian I know would say, "Of course the Bible is the Word of God." I understand. I was one of those people until June 13, 2016. Since that date, I have come to understand that the Bible and the Word are very different. I expect to get hate email from this post, but I ask you to reason with me.
I submit to you that Jesus is the Word of God. There is no other. Jesus will share His glory with no one or nothing. Neither is anything or anyone worthy of receiving His glory and praise, especially not ink on paper. The Bible is Scripture the Holy Spirit inspired men to write. The ink on paper is for reproof and correction, to guide men to The Word who will never change, Jesus.
Read John 1:1-14. John 1:1, says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
John 1:14 says, "The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us ...” -
Those verses refer to Jesus as the Word.
Revelation 19:13 says, "And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God."
The following Scriptures speak on End Times prophecy: Deu. 4:2; Rev. 22:19; Dan. 17:25; Matt 24:24.
Because of mis-translation from the original language to English and other languages, the Scriptures were changed from what the Spirit told men to write. One such example is the word love. English only has one word. The original Greek has four meanings for that word, and each of them are different.
Another issue is the original languages had no word for allowed. Allowed was translated as God caused. So Pharaoh hardened his heart and was punished (makes sense) was translated as God allowed Pharaoh to harden his heart and punished Pharaoh (makes sense). I haven't even dealt with challenges in translating the Bible into other languages.
The late Rev. Charles Capps delivered a powerful sermon series on Hard Sayings in the Bible. Part of what I learned from the sermons is the fact that when languages are translated, errors are not deliberate but inherent. I also learned that the Bible, though important to leading us to our Savior, is an imperfect document. Throughout Capps sermons, he called the Bible the Word of God. Capps went to heaven a long time ago, but I wonder whether he would have continued to call the Bible the Word if he was living today and knew about the Quantum/Mandela Effect. He was never afraid to question what was commonly accepted. I wonder whether he would look into the Effect if he were still here with us. Based on his daughter's (Annette Capps) studies of physics and studies on the ability to change the unseen, I believe Capps would have viewed the Effect as changing laws and times. Sermons by Charles Capps and Annette Capps are available on YouTube.
Links to Capps sermons on hard sayings are:
Within the last 100 years, countless Bibles have been copy-written by ministers and companies that wanted to put their unique spin on the King James Bible. Then, there are all of the other versions (NKJV, NIV, NAS, Amplified,...) that are continually growing. All of these publishers call their Bibles "The Word of God." Some of these versions vary greatly from others. Which Bible is the Word of God?
Yes, the Bible is extremely important, but the book should not be made into an idol to be worshiped. The Church has done just that. We need to worship Jesus and Him alone.
Words written in ink paper can and will change, especially during these last days. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore.
Blessings upon you.