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VARIOUS HOLY BIBLES

It is worth mentioning that the Bible references cited in this book may not be exactly as the Bible you are using. There are many Bibles on the market that are used by different Christian sects and all of these sects say that their book, though different, is the word of God.

 

Such Bibles are: The Revised Standard Version 1952 & 1971, New American Standard Bible, The Holy Bible: New International Version, The Living Bible, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures used by Jehovah Witnesses, Roman Catholic Version and the King James Version.

A special note: I have not found within the verses of these Bibles where the “New Testament” calls itself the “New Testament,” and nowhere does the “Old Testament” calls itself the “Old Testament.” Also, the word “Bible” is unknown within the pages of the Bible.

 

In addition to the many different Christian sects and Bibles, I have learned that there are also different men, not prophets, who founded these sects and are using various interpretations of the Bible and/or man-made doctrines as their creed.

The table on page 93 titled, Origin of Major Denominations in the United States, depicts modem Christianity as having a strong influence by men founders and their man-made doctrines.

I would like to share with you some thoughts that you may not have read or known about the Bible being the Word of God.

Briefly, let me mention

that on 8 September 1957, the Jehovah’s

Witnesses in their “Awake” magazine carried this

startling headline – 50,000 ERRORS IN THE

BIBLE. If you ask a Jehovah’s Witness about this

headline, it may be said that today most of those

errors have been eliminated. How many have been

eliminated, 5,000? 500? 50? Even if 50 remain,

would one attribute those errors to God? 10

Is Jeremiah 8:8 also saying that the Law/Torah

has been tampered with and is not completely the

words of God?:

 

“How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the

LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he

it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.”

 

Let me pose another question: If a “holy” book

contained conflicting verses, do you still consider

it to be holy? Most likely you will say of course

not. Let me share with you some conflicting verses

both in the Old and New Testaments:

 

II Samuel 8:4 (vs)

II Samuel 8:9-10

II Kings 8:26

II Samuel 6:23

Genesis 6:3

John 5:37

John 5:31

I Chronicles 18:4

I Chronicles 18:9-10

II Chronicles 22:2

II Samuel 21:8

Genesis 9:29

John 14:9

John 8:14

 

Only two contradictions of the New Testament

have been mentioned, but others will be referenced

when the Trinity, Divinity of Jesus Christ, Divine

Sonship of Jesus, Original Sin and Atonement are

reviewed.

 

How could the “inspired words” of God get the

genealogy of Jesus incorrect (See Matthew 1:6-16

where it states 26 forefathers up to prophet David,

and Luke 3:23-31 says 41 in number). Or for that

matter, give a genealogy to Jesus who had no

father? See II Kings 19:1-37, now read Isaiah

37:1-38.

 

Why is it that the words of these verses

are identical? Yet they have been attributed to two

different authors, one unknown and the other is

Isaiah, who are centuries apart; and yet, the

Christians have claimed these books to been

inspired by God. fo So God Almighty forgot that

He had dictated the passage before so He had to

dictate it again, word for word?

Other contradictions of the Bible can be found in

the book titled; 101 Clear Contradictions in the

Bible, by Shabir Ally. A sample of them are

provided below:

 

#50 – Did Jesus die before the curtain of the temple was

tom?

(a) Yes (Matthew 27:50-51; Mark 15:37-38)

(b) No. After the curtain was tom, then Jesus crying with a

loud voice (Luke 23 :45-46).

 

#54 – Did Jesus ascend to Paradise the same day of the

crucifixion?

(a) Yes. He said to the thief who defended him, “Today you

will be with me in Paradise (Luke 23:43)

 

(b) No. He said to Mary Magdelene two days later, “I have

not yet ascended to the Father.” (John 20: 17)

 

#61 – How did Judas die?

(a) After he threw the money into the temple he went away

and hanged himself (Matthew 27:5)

(b) After he bought the field with the price of his evil deed

he fell headlong and burst open in the middle and all his

bowels gushed out (Acts 1: 18)

 

#75 – Acording to the gospels, what were the last words of

Jesus before he died?

(a) “Father,into thy hands I commit my spirit!”(Luke 23:46)

(b) “It is finished” (John 19:30)

 

I looked up the word Easter in the Nelson Bible

dictionary and learned that the word “Easter” (as

mentioned in Acts 12:4) is a mistranslation of

“pascha,” the ordinary Greek word for “Passover.”

As you know, Passover is a Jewish celebration not

a Christian holiday, which Jesus did participate in

as indicated in Matthew 26:17-20. So, why are

Christians not celebrating Passover as Jesus did, or

for that matter, why are “Christians” not Jews? I

think human hands, all too human, had played

havoc with the Bible.

 

From the brief points mentioned above, and the

fact that Biblical scholars themselves have

recognized the human nature and human

composition of the bible (Curt Kuhl, The Old

Testament: Its Origin and Composition, pp 47, 51,

52), there should exist in the Christian’s mind

some acceptance to the fact that maybe every word

ofthe Bible is not God’s Word.

 

As a side note to this subject, let me mention that

some Christians believe that the Bible was dictated

to Prophet Mohammed by a Christian monk, and

that is why some of the biblical accounts are in the

Quran. After some research, I found that this could

not have happened because there were no Arabic

Bibles in existence in the 6th century of the

Christian era when Mohammed lived and

preached.

 

 

Therefore, no Arab, not even Prophet

Mohammed, who was absolutely unlettered and

unlearned, would have had the opportunity to

examine the written text of the Bible in his own

language. The Quran 5: 15-16 says:

o people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)!

Now has come to you Our Messenger

 (Mohammed) explaining to you much of that

which you used to hide from the Scripture and

passing over (i.e., leaving out without explaining)

much. Indeed, there has come to you from Allah

a light (Mohammed) and a plain Book (this

Quran), wherewith Allah guides all those who

seek His Good Pleasure to ways ofpeace, and he

brings them out of darkness by His will unto

light and guides them to a Straight Way.