Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Proverbs 23:23 commentary; buy it and sell it not

23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

This would be simple to grasp if you just thought of telling someone to go out and purchase a King James Bible, the Authorized Version, the only one published under the authority of a king whose name, James, is the English version of the Hebrew name, Jacob (through Jacobus, the Greek version), who was also named Israel by God. This Bible has the power invested in it by God to change your life, your mind, and your attitude if you read it and submit to its authority. It should be the Christian’s final authority in all matters of faith, practice, and doctrine.

Truth, wisdom, instruction, and understanding come from the Scriptures.

2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me (Jesus Christ.)

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

1Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

We know that the Bible is given by inspiration of God as the verse in 2 Timothy says. We know that the Scriptures includes the translations and copies Timothy would have been raised with as no sane person believes he had Moses’ original manuscripts in his hands. So, all this talk about only the originals being inspired, work which we have never seen and no one on this earth that you know today can see, as they are gone, is just modernistic arrogance and rubbish.

We know that inspiration is not word for word dictation but understanding from God for several big reasons;

Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

2Peter 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

Knowing that discerning the originals is not as important to God as you would think. For no one has ever had the originals of Jeremiah’s writings except a few doomed and desperate men who destroyed them.

Jeremiah 36:32 Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.

So, translations and copies can be inspired, if God gives that understanding to the people who perform the translation or the copies. ALL SCRIPTURE means as long as its Scripture, it’s given by inspiration of God. The King James Bible is an inspired Bible. When a preacher gets up and says he’s now going to read from God’s error free and perfect word and doesn’t believe that word he has in his hands is error free and perfect then he is a liar and should be run out of the pulpit.

William Lyon Phelps, Lampson Professor of English Literature at Yale University, writing in 1922 in the introduction to his book, Human Nature in the Bible, said;

“We Anglo-Saxons have a better Bible than the French or the Germans or the Italians or the Spanish; our English translation is even better than the original Hebrew and Greek. There is only one way to explain this; I have no theory to account for the so-called "inspiration of the Bible," but I am confident that the Authorised Version was inspired.”

Even a unsaved scholar is capable of understanding things that so called Christian scholars in colleges from Bob Jones University to Crown College of the Bible do not.

So, get you a KJB and read it from cover to cover, over and over again until Christ either calls out His church or you are called home in death.

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