Recently at our Facebook King James Bible Debate club
a typical bible agnostic posted “No Bible is my final authority. GOD is!”
A Bible agnostic is someone who does not know (a = "not" + gnostic = "to know") where to find a copy of a Bible in any language that is the inspired, complete and 100% historically true words of God. He cannot show you his infallible Bible simply because he does not believe such a thing exists.
For more information on what a Bible Agnostic is and why I use this term, see the article "The infallibility of Scripture - Are you a Bible believer or a Bible agnostic?" here -
This particular bible agnostic was being shown many examples of the literally thousands of words that have been omitted from the text of many modern versions and the completely contradictory readings and meanings they all contain. He was getting a bit frustrated that he could not defend any of his modern versions as being the infallible words of God so he came out with this pious sounding, knee jerk reaction of “No Bible is my final authority; God is!”
This same mushy headed mysticism was later expressed at another Christian forum where a guy wrote: "We all have our favorite versions of the Bible. Still, we shouldn't "believe" in this version of the Bible, or that. We should BELIEVE in our Father in heaven." His comments were then followed with several "likes" by other members at this same forum.
It should be pointed out that we know absolutely NOTHING about who the true God is, what He is like, and what He has done for us in Christ, outside of the Bible - Nothing! All we can know from natural revelation (creation) is that there must be a Creator. But what He is like; Who He is and what He does in history and how He works out His eternal purpose to redeem a people unto Himself and future events that will occur - we know nothing about any of these things outside of His complete and inspired words in this Book we call the Bible.
If you think you have some kind of authoritative revelation apart from the Bible about Who this God of ours is, (Are you seeing visions of God and hearing the audible voice of the Angel of the Lord?) then you are off into the imaginary land of mysticism, vain speculation and subjective reasoning. You are creating a god in your own image and not the God who has revealed Himself to us in His holy and inspired written words.
God gave us His Book so we can have an objective (outside of ourselves) revelation of Who He is; what our lost condition is, and how He is making a new creation through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"For I have given unto them the WORDS which thou gavest me; and they have received them" (John 17:8).
"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy WORD is truth." (John 17:17)
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to THIS WORD, it is because there is no light in them." (Isaiah 8:20)
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by THE WORD OF GOD." (Romans 10:17)
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by THE WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever." (1 Peter 1:23)
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk OF THE WORD, that ye may grow thereby." (1 Peter 2:2)
"THY WORDS were found, and I did eat them; and THY WORD was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts." (Jeremiah 15:16)
"EVERY WORD OF GOD is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto HIS WORDS, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar." (Proverbs 30:5-6)
"Seek ye out of THE BOOK OF THE LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail" (Isaiah 34:16)
"He that is of God heareth GOD'S WORDS: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God." (John 8:47)
"He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not MY WORDS, hath one that judgeth him; THE WORD that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day." (John 12:48)
Satan hates the Bible and will do all he can to undermine faith in its truth - its absolute truth. Remember the very first words Satan spoke are the first recorded question found in Scripture. You can see it in Genesis chapter 3 verse one where the serpent asks: "Yea, hath God said...?"
Modern versions have done much to undermine faith in the inerrancy of Scripture and this has been the stated goal of the Jesuit counter Reformation from their inception - to undermine faith in the absolute authority of this Book they disparagingly refer to as "The Paper Pope of Protestantism".
The polls show that less than 50% of present day Christians sitting in the pews believe in the infallibility of the Bible. Among the clergy, the percentage is in the 90's percentile.
See the quotes from many modern day Christians (who are not even King James Bible believers) here -
Modern versions pervert the truth of Scripture in many ways and degrade the Godhead. The Son of God becomes a liar in many modern versions in John 7:8-10, where they record Him saying He is NOT going to the feast, and then He goes. He gets angry "without a cause" in Matthew 5:22 and thus becomes a hypocrite. There are now two Gods in some versions in John 1:18 (NASB, ESV), the unseen God and the begotten God who explains the unseen God. Christ becomes a created being who has "origins" in Micah 5:2 (NIV, ESV 2001 edition) and God Himself can be deceived (NASB, NET, Holman Standard) in Psalm 78:36. Jesus is no longer "worshipped" by men but merely "bowed down" to him in the gospels. (NASB, NKJV, NIV, ESV)
Literally thousands of words have been omitted from the New Testametn in most modern Vatican Versions like the ESV, NIV, NASB and hundreds more added to the Hebrew text in versions like the modern Catholic versions and the ESV.
See more on how the modern versions degrade the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ here -
Scores of Hebrew readings have been changed in versions like the ESV, NIV, NASB, and NOBODY seriously believes that ANY of these versions are the infallible words of God. See the proof of this rejection of the Hebrew texts here -
The most vicious attacks against the Bible today are coming from within the professing church itself, and are generally directed against ONE Book and that Book is the King James Bible. Nobody who is anti-KJB only or who criticizes its texts and its translation believes in the Infallibility of the Bible - ANY Bible. Those are the facts.
The Bible itself tells us that there will be a falling away from the faith in the last days (2 Thes. 2:3) and that the Whore of Babylon, which is "the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit" will deceive the whole world with the wine of her fornication. (Rev. 18:2-4) But God calls through His word "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
Anybody who is using a UBS (United Bible Society) Nestle-Aland ever changing critical Greek text based version is in fact using a Vatican Version and is being deceived.
See Undeniable Proof the ESV, NIV, NASB, NET, Holman etc. are the “new” Vatican Versions here -
So when you hear people say something like "The Bible is not my final authority. GOD is!" you should know that such a person is walking in the imagination of his own heart and is deceived. Fewer and fewer Christians actually read these modern (per)versions and they believe them less and less. God is sending a famine of hearing His words, just like He said He would. (Amos 8:11-12) But He always has a remnant of believing people who tremble at His words and esteem them above their necessary food.
Ask God to open your eyes and give you the faith to believe His words - ALL of His words. They are found in all their purity and power only in the King James Holy Bible.
“Kept by the power of God through faith” - 1 Peter 1:5
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