They maintain that the Christian Church as it stands is the Church of Christ -- and that if God was to allow the scriptures to be corrupted, that God's people would not know what to believe.And when it was pointed out that many of the favorite passages which the Church used as a foundation for their dogma does not exist in the vast majority of Greek manuscripts and texts which is the actual source of the New Testament scriptures, it was then stated that God personally wrote the King James Version of the Bible -- which, they believe has been personally authored by God separate and apart from the Greek manuscripts and texts, is seen by many as infallible.And since it is clear that both the Greek and Latin texts were corrupted, they promote the dogma that the King James Version is separate and apart from all other texts and translations -- being the actual work of God.
Thomas Jefferson made a factual comment when he wrote: .
The objective of this article is not to in any manner denigrate or disparage the teachings of Jesus and The Way -- but rather, to enlighten the sincere seeker to the Truth that the institutionalized Church has long suppressed.
Wherefore it is better that they should be with us, and that we should communicate them with all the fore-mentioned care to those who wish to live piously, and to save others." Thus, the most important scriptures were not only never given into the hands of the Gentiles who further corrupted even what they had received, but because of their untransformed mindset and lifestyle, they would be incapable of understanding both the true inner meaning of these Sacred Scriptures, or what Paul portrayed as the Mysteries of God that would be rejected as mind of organic man. The Original Gospels that were never given over into the hands of the Gentiles?
Or the scriptures designed for the spiritually immature? Hugh Schonfield: "The Gospel according to the Hebrews is a literary outlaw with a price on its head; but in spite of the scholarly hue and cry it still evades capture.
Moreover, pure scriptures still exist today (see Pure Scriptures ), but the Laws will not permit them to be received (or rediscovered) until there are a people who desire them for Truth -- and are willing to live that Truth.
In the fourth century Christianity was adopted by the Roman Imperial Government as the official religion of the empire. Certainly not because the Roman Emperors and politicians wanted to become Christ-like!
Modern Bible translations, such as the New International Version (NIV), the New American Standard Bible (NASB), and the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), are changed in this manner and thus are not trustworthy and useful translations of the Word of God. Thus, a sincere seeker will ask: Is the position of the Church true that God stood sentinel over the scriptures?
Based upon what we do know regarding the purity of the Bible, Christians today should be greatly alarmed. Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Prof.
, then to even assert that God faithfully preserved the New Testament when He did not preserve the Old, is simply not a worthy statement -- especially in light of the facts and evidence that presents an entirely different picture than that which is promoted by the Church!