Saturday, April 21, 2012
“I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name” (Psalm 138:2 KJV).
Before God’s written Word was completed, God communicated with mankind through various forms (theophanies/God temporarily appearing as a man, dreams/visions, angels, prophets [men through whom God would speak]). However, Satan, God’s adversary, would counteract God’s revelation by sending false prophets teaching heresy. Now that the Bible is complete, Satan is still counterfeiting God’s Word!
God’s Word, the Holy Bible, is matched by counterfeit books, Satan’s holey “bibles.” The Apostle Peter wrote, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 1:20–2:1).
Peter, writing to Jews beyond our present-day, remindeth them that, in time past, as God’s prophets preached His truth, Satan’s prophets “privily” (cleverly, having subtlety) brought in “damnable heresies.” In Deuteronomy 13:1-5 and Jeremiah 23:9-40 (cf. Jeremiah 6:13), God cautioned Israel about false prophets, people who claimed to have “God’s word,” but whose sole purpose was to preach Satan’s doctrines, thus distracting Israel from God’s Word. God commanded Israel to put these false prophets to death!
Satan is still “privily” (secretly) infiltrating God’s people with heresy—via corrupt “modern” “bibles.” How clever! The best way to secretly poison Christians’ spirituality is to produce corrupt “bibles.” Sadly, when someone exposeth this error, sinful man doth exclaim, “Bibliolater [Bible worshipper]!” (Should we accuse the Apostle Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, of “Bibliolatry” too?)
As God hath “magnified [his] word above all [his] name,” we magnify the King James Bible (today’s Scripture)! Just as God commanded Israel to extinguish false prophets, we “put to death” modern “bibles,” which distract us from God’s Word (the King James Bible).