*Post by Joel & Tracy.
Why does it matter whether or not we trust the bible, let alone a single version?
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, not a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:” Amos 8:11
People will not be hearing the word of God. How so when there are so many versions? How could there be a famine of “hearing”?
Why is this bad news?
Because according to Romans 10:17 … “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” So if people are not hearing the word of God, then faith is not coming, and that is important because…
Ephesians 2:8 says… “For by grace are ye saved through faith;” So, you can’t be saved without faith- saving faith that comes from hearing God’s true word.
*If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Savior then you don’t know God personally and when you die you will spend eternity separated from Him in a place called hell. This does not have to be your fate! God loves you and has a plan for YOUR life but it requires a decision on your part. Go read this post on how to be saved.
“Every word of God is pure”… Proverbs 30:5
… “thy word is truth.” John 17:17
… “for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Psalm 138:2b
That name would be Jesus’ name.
The word of God is. above. Jesus’ own name. And Jesus name is pretty special.
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, … And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
We are very likely living in the times of that famine I mentioned above.
II Timothy 4:3-4 describes it like this:
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
Boy, does that sound like the times we live in right now.
II Timothy 3:1-7 really describes a time that appears to be true of “today”. We see in this passage a list of what the “last days” will be characterized by …
it will be perilous times because men shall be…lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God and they will have a form of godliness, but will be denying the power thereof.
The bible says in verse 5- …”from such turn away.”
Ecclesiastes 8:4 says it best
“Where the word of a king is, there is power:”…
To my knowledge, there is only one version that is authorized by a king. But the point of this post isn’t so much about versions but rather to show that we are in need of a Final Authority, . . . a bible we can trust.
Do You Have A Final Authority?
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