CAN YOU FIND THE TRUTH OF GOD FROM THE KJV?
- ISAIAH 45:7 God created both good and evil.
- All is of God. Acts 17:25, II COR 5:18-19, Romans 11:36.
- God is the savior of all, I TIM 4:10.
- That “Eternal” is not necessarily “eternal”.
A) Christ will reign “forever and ever” VS Christ will reign UNTIL …(Revelation 11:15, VS I COR 15:25)
B) Everlasting hills VS the hills made low.
— “everlasting hills” (Gen 49:26)
— “hills to be made low” (Isa 40:4)
C) Jonah in the belly of the whale “forever” VS three days and three nights.
- That THE CROSS is the central theme of God’s purpose reaching way into the past and way into the future. It achieves what God wants. (Revelation 13:8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” King James Version)
- With the Bible’s 800,000 words, you must ignore some parts… no one can incorporate or factor in everything and make sense of it all. Unless you ignore THIS PART in order to place more emphasize on THAT PART.
- Some parts appear to contradict other parts.
- The question is — what do you ignore, and what do you emphasize??
- If God is the savior of all, you can almost ignore the “judgments” of God. Why? Because in the KJV you can see that the “judgments of God” were met in the CROSS.
- And IF God is the savior of all, judgments must be a part of the salvation process. Not a hindrance to it.
- It seems to me, the Concordant translation of the Bible is way better than the KJV. But you can find many truths of God, from the King James Version of the Bible.
- Here’s how:
- Limit the bad, expand the good.
Is punishment “everlasting”? — No, otherwise, Christ’s death on the cross would be “everlasting”.
Is “judgment” the moment where everything is TOO LATE and your fate is then sealed — doom or bliss in heaven? NO, otherwise Saul, on the road to Tarsus, would have been doomed. That moment in time was truly a “judgment” for Saul, who became Paul.
ALSO: Limit the audience — Most of the Bible was written specifically for the Jews. It concerns promises made to them. It concerns God’s dealings with them. It concerns how God is going to use them to “bless the nations.”
Only Paul’s letters were sent out the gentile nations. There you’ll find promises God makes to those of the nations, and how God will use those of the nations to bless the whole universe. The Jews will bless the nations. Those of the nations will bless the universe. Big plan, huh?
The KJV is not a perfect translation of the Bible. But you can still discover things there that will “blow your mind”.
I was a King James kid, for many years, and when I discovered ISA 45:7 that God created both good as well as evil… I was knocked off my high horse. My mind went racing back and forth for many years trying to re-organize everything I thought I knew about God.
You see, my first years as a christian I was like most, I was basically a “zoroastrian” dude. I believed kinda, that there were two Gods, one good and one evil.
ISA 45:7 shattered that concept for me. And eventually I could see that “all is of God”… as revealed in Romans 11:36, etc.
If you can, get yourself a Concordant Literal New Testament. In it you’ll discover that God’s vocabulary is tighter than you might imagine. The KJV is loose and sloppy in many areas.
But the Concordant translation does it’s honest best to reveal what God’s word says, without standing between you and it, and interpreting it for you.
You’ll even discover that the VERB FORMS God uses are powerful and revealing in the Concordant version.
For example in John 3:16…
The KJV says “God so loved the world”… past tense.
The CLNT says “Thus God loves the world”… a timeless verb form.
You can find many truths in the King James.
But you’ll find many more in the Concordant Version.
God bless the KJV. For many of us, it’s all we had for years and years. Yes, it’s kind of cute in it’s poetic, old English, style. Yes, it’s misleading when it comes to “evil” and the “judgments of God”… But you can still find many universal truths in it’s pages. Even though you somehow feel you’re cheating yourself… or cheating the truth by ignoring difficult passages.
But… better to ignore the troublesome passages regarding “hell” — than to diminish and belittle God’s work in Christ’s cross just because you don’t see a way around the word “eternal” when it comes to “eternal” punishment.
How much better to EXALT and HOLD IN HIGH ESTEEM (“glory”) the work Christ did on the cross (as God does, see Romans 6:4).
How much better to see “judgment” as Saul did on the road to murder the saints of God. Judgment, on that day, lead Saul to say the magic words “WHO ARE’T THOU LORD?”
And with that question, the journey began.
And then the nations were bless through the work of Paul.
Grace to you.
I personally know a lot of KJV-Onlysists, so I actually rewrote my entire eBook to explain as much “Concordant” theology as I could using just the KJV (I even wrote it from the perspective of a KJV-Onlyist, just to keep from scaring them off too soon), and it was surprisingly easy to make pretty much all of it work the so-called Authorized Version. That said, the CLV is so much better. But if you’re curious, check it out: https://kjvgospel.com/
Good job, Drew. Call me sometime.
I just did (and left a voicemail). 🙂 I’ll try again in a bit.