Friday, January 17, 2014

Queen James?

God loves every person and hates every sin. That is the basis and heart behind this series of articles being written. Prayerfully through the truth of God’s Word unsaved people will accept Christ as Savior and Christians will come to know Christ better. I love you all!

Part 4: Queen James

Yes, you read the title right: Queen James. This is a newer version (using the term loosely) of the Bible which is coming to be known as, “The Gay Bible.” The creators of this foolishness, only identifying themselves as “The Editors,” intended to create a Bible that does not offend anyone. It is the King James Version, "edited to prevent homophobic misinterpretation." Certain verses have been amended so that they do not attack the gay movement.  Their reasoning for this is that King James was supposedly gay and that many English versions of the Bible were manipulated to condemn homosexuality. Simply stated this reasoning is just wrong. Let’s see why:

King James authorized the translation of the original Bible (written primarily in Hebrew and Greek), into the English language. The King James Bible is also known as the Authorized Version. However, King James is not the author of what we know as the King James Bible (See God is the author of the Bible. Translation into English was done meticulously by scholars whose primary aim was to make the best translation that was true to the original meaning. Therefore King James’ sexual orientation (regardless of what it was) is a weak and feeble point in arguing the Bible’s stance on homosexuality.

“The Editors” claim that the Bible is God’s Word translated by man. This is wrong.

Let’s look at 2 Timothy 3:16 esv All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness 

All Scripture, the entire Bible, was authored by God.  His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, filled certain men and He wrote through them. The best analogy I've heard, by Dr. Jack Graham, is that of a musician and a wind instrument. God is the musician, the writer of each book is the instrument, and the musician's breath is the Holy Spirit. God breathed His Word into each of these men and they wrote it down. Those original writings together make up what we call the Holy Bible. As we saw in the first post in this series, “What Does The Bible Actually Say About Homosexuality?”, homosexuality is condemned by God in the original language of the Bible in the Old and New Testaments.

Any English version of the Bible is simply a translation of the original text. There are some trustworthy versions (KJV, NIV, ESV just to name a few, there are many more) and there are some deplorable versions such as the Queen James Bible. The former being solid translations of the original text while the latter is one of man's frail attempts to change what God has said. Common sense tells us that translating from one language to another may create some confusion in understanding the meaning of certain passages. That is why any serious student of the Bible, who is not fluent in the the languages the Bible was written in, must use a concordance, Bible dictionary, and other resources for true and deep understanding.

Although the Queen James Bible is relatively new this tactic has been around for centuries. No one can deny the existence of God or His Word so they simply try to discredit them. The God of the Bible, the one true God, condemns homosexuality. This is clearly seen in His Word, the Bible. No person or group can change God’s truth no matter how hard they try. Seek God’s truth for yourself and He will reveal Himself to you (Hebrews 11:6). No matter who you are God loves you. Accepting Christ as your Savior is the one and only way to know God and spend eternity with Him.

Hebrews 4:12 esv For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

God's Word, The Bible, is direct and real truth. It cuts sometimes. But that doesn't mean we should ignore it or try to change it.


Read the other posts in Christianity and Homosexuality here:
Part 3: Media Mindset

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