Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mid-Week Scripture - "Queen James Bible" Controversy

Think about how this applies to today. (Almost about everything, right???)

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. - Timothy 4:3-4 (KJV)

Amongst all the examples I could use, the most recent and most obvious controversial example is the new "Queen James Bible".

In case you haven't heard about this "Bible", the authors (unknown at this time) changes the verses that refer to homosexuality being a sin, into something that takes out any reference to homosexuality in the first place. The writers have completely changed certain verses, and have consequently added (and removed) from the word of God.

Here is an excerpt from the queen james bible .com editors note, just to show you how true the above verse is:

"A Fabulous Bible

The QJB is a big, fabulous Bible. It is printed and bound in the United States on thick, high-quality paper in a beautiful, readable typeface. It is the perfect Bible for ceremony, study, sermon, gift-giving, or simply to put on display in the home or Church.

You can’t choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus. Now you can choose a Bible, too."
Yes, pick a Bible. A heretic Bible, in this case.

Basically, people (and I'm not saying all Christians, but sadly, most) pick and choose what they want to believe out of the Bible. If this particular "picker and chooser" finds something that they don't like, they either choose not to believe it, or will twist Scripture to suit how they want it to read. (Or in this Queen James "Bible", completely change verses! Consequently, this will mislead others into believing homosexuality is not a sin.)

Take care to read the Bible with an open, obedient heart and attitude. Pray before you delve into it. If you are reading God's word with a hard heart and are not willing to take in what it says, you will surely find ways to change in your mind what is written. Forget about and change your itching ears :)

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