Is the Worshiping of the Bible Godly?

Throughout history it is well documented that humans will worship just about anything...sun, moon, stars, women, men, water, trees, earth, wolves, snakes, bears, statues, shrines, and the list goes on.

People in the "Christian religious world" call such people idolatrous "idol worshipers", and rightly so.

However, there are many things that people in "Christian religions" have made idols of...cabins, ski-dos, boats, motorbikes, computers, cell phones, denominations, rituals, prosperity, miracles, formulas, Sunday, tithing, tongues, and of course "The Law" and the list goes on.

Whether the idols are the things listed in the first paragraph or the third paragraph, they all break the first commandment "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." The deception in the Christian realm is that they are guilty of breaking the first commandment without even knowing it.

I am reminded of the record recorded in the written word, when God in His Grace and Mercy performed a series of incredible miracles, rescued His people from slavery in Egypt, then parted the Red Sea so they could escape Pharaoh's army. But their memory of the supernatural events was short lived. When Moses went up on a mountain to talk with God, they built a golden calf and started worshiping it and in their deception, believed that a man-made pile of shiny metal could fulfil their needs! and the deception is prevalent in Christendom today that believe that man-made ideologies will meet their spiritual need.

Now, I want to talk about another idol in the Christian realm, that without a doubt will land me in the camp of the "hell bound", "heretical damned" because of my view as to those who view the bible as the beginning and end of all pertaining to our relationship with God, believe it to be error-less in its translation, and that God sanctioned it as the "Word of God", (especially those that hold the KJV as the " perfect authorized" version)...I believe that this is an error that has limited the community of believers to wade in the waters of grace up to their ankles instead of launching out into the ocean of His Grace.

The subtleness of Satan is such, that good things are made into idols by good people, without them knowing that they have made a good thing an idol." An idol is an idol whether it is made from something good or something bad. Such is the case of Bible-idolaters...idolaters who have elevated the bible to be inherent and perfect because they believe it is the "Living Word of God." Maximizing the bible as the "Word of God" minimizes Jesus, whom the bible itself declares "IS" the "Living Word of God."

Those who are KJV worshipers elevate it to the lofty height to where all other versions are in error or in some way falls short to the perfection of the KJV. Believers who hold the KJV as perfect believe every word in it is correctly translated and perfect and give it reverence that should only be for God.

Though the KJV may be superior to other versions in certain aspects, it is not flawless or without error. To hold such a view I believe is done because of ignorance or out of pride both of which leads to idolatry.

It is very difficult to reason with Bible-idolaters regarding this because they firmly believe they are not idolaters and instead believe people who oppose the notion they are as heretics. The worshippers of the bible believe they are enlightened by God himself to uphold the bible as the "word of God" and therefore, true worshippers. Though mistranslation and errors are shown them, they ignorantly refuse the historic evidence and the words of the KJV itself as being legit. they will keep emphasising in the face of legit evidence to the contrary that the bible is perfect, without error.

I am not in this writing claiming that this is a new and original enlightenment as to my view, I too, held to the perfect bible theory due to the fact that I let influential, seminary trained, religious people do my thinking for me with me accepting it without question. but upon investigating the validity of such teaching myself I have come to the point where I can no longer accept the traditional view. That is not to demean people holding to that view, and I trust that my view will not cause them to demean and ostracize me.

I would like to make a statement here that I trust everyone will agree with because all that we have been taught and the evidence to support it, is indisputable, There is nothing that is man-made, man translated, man written, man compiled, man interpreted and man understood that can, without question, be wholly trusted. Why? Because man is finite, fallible and imperfect thus, anything that man is involved with has the potential to have error.

It is my opinion that if you do not agree with that statement you hold man up to be a God himself! which by the way some "self claimed believers" purport.

Let me be clear here, I do not believe all the inconsistencies that people but forth as errors are in reality errors, because there are acceptable explanations for some of them. Nevertheless, I am convinced that false doctrine is intertwined with some of the truth in the bible because of the inaccurate translation, some of which was intentional, of the words into English from the Greek and Hebrew language.

Jesus is TRUTH and when compared to TRUTH every man is a liar therefore absolute TRUTH is only found in God. Though the scriptural record in the original as revealed to men by God is authoritative, the translation from the original to the various languages is not authoritative because it was not ordained or sanctioned by God but by fallible men. Because nothing in the natural realm is perfect nothing that the natural man does is perfect. It takes the Spirit of God to give life to the scriptures.

John 6:63 says: It is the Spirit that makes alive, the flesh profits nothing. the words that I speak (not the words that re written about Him) to you are spirit and life.

Without the Spirit of God the bible is a dead book but, without the bible God is still God and alive.

No the bible is not the "Word of God" or the final authority in our relationship with God...Jesus is the "Word of God" and the final authority in our relationship with God. No matter how many people are of the opinion that the buck stops with the bible, it doesn't...the buck stops with the Spirit of Christ.

It is God who inspired the writers to record the scriptures and only what is correctly translated to the translated bible is inspired by God in the bible.

Is the KJV the original manuscript of scripture? Can the original manuscript being translated into the English language by mere mortals be subject to mistranslation as the KJV only people attribute to all other translations? Most definitely. Why would not the KJV translators be subject to making mistakes as were the translators of the other translation of scripture. After all the KJV was not the first among the translations.

Elevating the bible to be the "Word of God" means that we put our trust in the men who translated the bible therefore, we trust ourselves to interpret the bible. This is the reason there are so many different interpretations that has lead to a myriad of denominations all claiming to be bible based. The bible can be twisted and taken out of its contextual setting to make it mean what we want it to mean to establish and confirm what we want it to mean.

We must trust God as our source, not the bible. If we trust the bible we are butting our trust in man and we are trusting to ourselves, our own understanding and ability to interpret the bible, by doing so we make God into our own image. Our trust must be in Christ and His Spirit, who will interpret the written word about Him correctly.

John tells us in chapter one..." in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among men.

It is said of scripture in John 5:39-40, that you can search the scriptures all you like: "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me that ye might have eternal life; and they ( the scripture you search) which testify of me.

It is unwise to trust man's interpretation of the bible!


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