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EXAMINATION OF CHRISTIANITY
Joseph P. Writer
A thesis submitted to Salt Lake
Baptist College in partial
Salt Lake Baptist College
In presenting this thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master's degree at Salt Lake Baptist College and/or Salt Lake Bible College, I agree that the Library shall make its copies freely available for inspection. I further agree that extensive copying of this thesis is allowable only for scholarly purposes, consistent with "fair use" as prescribed in the U.S. Copyright Law. In addition, Salt Lake Baptist College and Salt Lake Bible College can use this thesis in part or in whole for use in any manner for any classes taught, whether those classes be on-campus, distance-learning, or online. That includes placing the thesis, in whole or in part, on the internet if need be for educational purposes. Any other reproduction for any purposes or by any means shall not be allowed without my written permission.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ch. 1 - The Doctrine of God - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - pp. 100-163
ch. 2 - The Doctrine of Christ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - pp. 164-193
ch. 3 - The Doctrine of Man - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - pp. 194-259
ch. 4 - The Doctrine of Doctrines - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - pp. 260-283
ch. 5 - Conclusion - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - pp. 284-289
Epilogue - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - pp. 290-292
Bibliography - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - pp. 293-299
References - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - pp. 300-304
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What prompted the writing of this thesis was a series of conversations that I had with a Christian brother in November and December of 1994. He was from a neighboring church that had recently been split by the introduction of ecstatic laughing and barking - a movement that had just begun to gather speed in the Pacific Northwest. This brother and his family were considering visiting our church. He felt that they could no longer stay in their previous church, because of the unscriptural direction it had taken. Now they were looking for a new church home.
In order to set the scene we must ...
He also stated that the scholars that he had heard and read believed (and he agreed with them) that, "There are no major differences between the versions anyway. In fact, [he stated] I looked up several of the changes mentioned in [Mr. Ray's] book and felt they all were minor ones." He went on to say that he felt that this fact bore out his belief in, "no major changes." For this reason he stated that he had, "ceased looking up any more of them." ...
As we now get into the main body of the thesis, I would ask several things of you ...
Remember this: God can perfect you for the work of the ministry only to the extent that the tools He uses (Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, and His Bible) are perfect. (Ephesians 4:11-12; II Timothy 3:16-17)
Here we will concentrate basically on the most important one of the five - the basis of our Religion and, more importantly, of our faith - His Holy Bible. (Romans 10:17)
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These two, when taken together, denote the meaning of the Scriptures as a singular whole. A unit, composed of all of its parts. It is this singular whole of Scripture that is "profitable," to make us "perfect."
Gk - artioV
- entirely suited; complete in accomplishment, ready.
The context is, love your enemies, not just your friends; and, if you do that, then you will be as "perfect," as your heavenly Father. (Read verses :43-47 to gain context for verse :48.)
Gk - teleioi
& teleioV - brought to completion, fully accomplished,
We are expected to be as perfect in love as God Himself.
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As I said in the introduction, many others have written on the subject of inspiration so I will not spend an inordinate amount of time on the subject. It is necessary for us, however, to at least cover the basics.
(This subject, Inspiration, will be discussed in more detail in PART TWO of this thesis when we examine the doctrinal differences between the versions.)
Probably the number one foundational scripture on Inspiration to be found in the Bible is in the book of II Timothy...
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It is obvious that the entire area around Alexandria was under the influence of the Origen / Clement school of theological thought and scriptural emendation. It is also easy to see how, eventually, this heresy even found its way to Rome via Clement when he carried the corrupted texts with him from the school at Alexandria...
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In this portion of the book of John, God is making it plain that, as McKinney put it, "Salvation is for all people not just some." (12a) This is easily understood as the clear meaning of the passage because of the wording of the text, "... whosoever believeth ... should not perish..." (Jn 3:16)
In the words of Dr. VanBuskirk,
The essence of this scripture (Jn 3:16) is that salvation was made
possible for the whole world by the one sacrifice. God did not
give His Son only for the saved but rather He gave His only begotten Son
as payment for the sins of every human being that has ever existed or
ever will exist on this planet. Obviously then, the proposition
put forth by Calvin is not a tenable one when held up to the light of
this scripture and a multitude of others that agree with it concerning
the universality of the payment. Of course receipt of the payment
is totally under the control of the free will of the individual.
However, the payment has been made whether the individual accepts it or
An examination of the next verse shows us the purpose for which Christ was sent into the world as well as giving us a strengthening and explanation of the preceding verse.
These two verses combine to show the mercy that God would extend to every human being through His Son, Jesus Christ.
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WE MUST NOT AND CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN!
We must "earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." (Jude :3) And the "faith" of the New Versions is not "THE faith." We have also seen that in those new so-called "bibles" their god is called "the One," which is that supposedly "universal God" of Hindu/New Age religion. Impersonal and unfeeling, it is some ephemeral yet cohesive "It" that permeates the universe, which is its body, and like some sort of "godly" glue, binds it together. And in their particular brand of theology, the two are inextricably dependent, one upon the other, for continued existence. (Look out Luke Skywalker! Shades of, "May the force be with you.")
Their "Christ" is "a son" of "a god" and he is merely a human being, inherently no different from any other, who, strictly through his own efforts, ascended to Christhood and became "the Christ." He is presented as merely one of many Avatars who came to earth to help man. That "Christ," is definitely NOT the true Christ of the true Bible who is the true and only Saviour of mankind.
Their "Trinity" is some Gnostic manifestation of the "emanations" originating from some kind of "Universal Self," which used those emanations, (or to some, those emanations acted entirely and even rebelliously on their own) to bring about the creation of the universe. This whole thing, in reality, was nothing but a fantasy concocted up so that their Gnostic "god," who is perfect and sinless, would not have to actually "touch" this "evil, material creation." Also, their "Trinity" is a manifestation, again, of some type of Hindu/New Age "force" instead of "the Godhead " (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) that is taught in God's true, preserved, Bible- the KJV.
Their Salvation is totally one of works. You must "persevere... strive to attain... hold on..." and read your bible for growth up "into" complete salvation, and someday, somehow, you just might "grow up" and be saved. If this be the true way, then what of God's GRACE? It is in vain. What of God's MERCY? It is not needed. What of Christ's BLOOD? It is shed without meaning. What of the CRUCIFIXION? It is a beautiful but sad story of the death of a mere man. What of our REDEEMER? We were never sold into sin, we are just sin-sick; therefore, we have no need to be redeemed, we can get better on our own. In fact NO ONE, in their perverted presentation of the scriptures, is EVER saved, we are merely "being saved." What of all of these things? According to them all of our beliefs are theological nightmares that the newly- wakened readers of the New Versions are told can be put away as mere childish fears.
II Timothy 1:13
II Timothy ch. 2
II Timothy ch. 3
II Timothy ch. 4
Paul knew he was going to die and he is here telling Timothy, and us, that he had contended right to the very end. And we should do the same - NO MATTER WHAT THE COST!
THE PERFECTLY PRESERVED WORD
God expects us to strive for perfection; to be "throughly furnished unto all good works." That means we are to be perfected for the ministry. And the only way that is possible is through His perfect Word. To further that end, He has perfectly preserved it for us and makes it available to us for our perfection.
We have that perfect Word preserved for us in the only English Bible that is true to the autographs, as attested to by history, time and a preponderance of evidences, the King James Version. In it, the KJV, we have the only Bible translation in English attested to by the Spirit of God and the spirit of man. This attestation is in two ways: In its effects on men's lives since it was first published over three centuries ago; and through the witness of 1/10 of a million written attestations of both saints and sinners over a two millennia span to the textual tradition from which it sprang.
WE HAVE THE WORD OF GOD
And that is the King James Bible. It has stood the test of time. It has stood the test of fire. And it has stood the test of life changes in the millions who have read and practiced the things written in it.
IT DOES NOT SIMPLY CONTAIN THE WORD OF GOD, IT IS THE PRESERVED WORD OF GOD FOR ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE!
We have proved the unreliability of the New Versions and have shown that they create such major doctrinal chaos that in them the living Word of God is reduced to nothing but a dead compendium of the ungodly heresies of the last two millennia. They are unreliable and unusable, so stick with the Bible that is living and true, the King James Version.
REMEMBER! YOU CAN ONLY BE AS PERFECT
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I know that I was led of God to write this thesis and I pray that it will obtain to the strengthening of some of you in the faith. Also, I believe that it will strengthen your assurance, as it has mine, that we do possess the Preserved Word of God in the King James Version. Any Bible that could not withstand a God-guided scrutiny of it would not be worthy to be called the Word of God. The King James has done this and is worthy; while the New Versions have not, and are only fit for the dung heap.
I pray that together we may, with assurance, "Preach the word" to the saving of the souls of the lost and the edification of the saved. And that we can now do this with ABSOLUTELY NO RESERVATIONS about the tool that God has placed in our hands with which He will enable us and use us to carry out those God-given tasks.
I have tried to write in the spirit and not in the flesh. God has blessed and I believe that the zealous testiness and anger that has, at times, come through my pen will be forgiven me in the spirit of His love. I pray that those who read this work will understand that my anger was never directed toward any flesh and blood person but was always directed toward the orchestrator of the evil, Satan himself. When it has flowed over the misguided translators it was only because they stood between Satan and my godly anger and the swelling tide inundated them on its way to reaching him.
To those who disagree with the stand I've taken here but who may read this if God so leads them this way, I would plead holy boldness and a zeal to serve my God and Saviour upon those words herein that may have seemed harsh. Again I say, that though my words, of necessity, may have been directed at certain people, my wrath was directed solely at the one who used those people as mere tools, Satan.
A LABOR OF LOVE
This was a labor of love toward those who do not agree with me because they DO NOT UNDERSTAND how the devil can deceive, even when using what SEEM TO BE God's own words, but are not. ("Yea, hath God said?") I pray that God will use this work to open your eyes.
It was also a labor of love toward those who agree with the stands that I've taken here. A labor of love and a prayer that this study will strengthen you as it has strengthened me.
And last, but most important, it was a labor of love for My God and My Saviour, Jesus Christ, without whom I would not be here to write and you would not be here to read. I owe everything I am, have, will be, and will ever have or ever do, to the one who bought me- Jesus Christ.
II Timothy 4:1-5
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1. Ray, Jasper James. God Wrote Only One Bible.
3. Edited by Moulton, Harold k.
The Analytical Greek Lexicon
4. Thiessen, Henry Clarence.
Introduction To the New Testament.
5. Chafer, Lois Sperry. Rev. by Walvoord, John F.
6. Burckhardt, Jacob. The Civilization of the Renaissance In
Italy, An Essay.
7. Johnson, George; Hannan, Jerome D.; & Dominica, M. The
Story of the Church.
8. Gundry, Robert H.
A Survey of the New Testament.
9. Phillips, J.B. The Young Church In
37 B.C. - A.D. 70.
11. Whiston, William, trans.
12. Tidwell, Josiah Blake. The Bible Period by
13. Rall, Franklin Harris. New Testament
14. Baigent, Michael; and Leigh, Richard.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception.
15. Dowley, Tim, et al Eds. Handbook To the History of
16. Fosdick, Harry Emerson. The Modern Use of the Bible.
17. Fosdick, Harry Emerson. A Guide to Understanding the
108. Bierman, A.K. Life and Morals.
109. Smith, Samuel. Ideas of the Great
110. Geirwitz, James. Looking at Ourselves.
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113. A+ Bible. Bible Disc Publishers Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
114. Disk of the Masters, The. Monson Publishing
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1. God Wrote Only One Bible
2. Knowing Scripture
3. The Analytical Greek Lexicon
Revised 1978 Edition.
4. Introduction To the New Testament
5. Major Bible Themes
7. The Story of the Church
14. The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception
15. Handbook To the History of Christianity
16. The Modern Use of the Bible
18. God's Incomparable Word
19. Let's Weigh the Evidence
20. Bible Versions
21. New American Standard Bible (NASB) (1973)
22. Pagans and Christians
23. New Age Bible Versions
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113. A+ Bible. Bible Disc Publishers Inc.
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