Hid in God from before the foundation of the earth was a SECRET that no one knew until it was “due time” to reveal it. This book is a panoramic overview of God's progressive revelation to man through His Word, the Bible. It is filled with verses from the King James Bible and pictures to help demonstrate God's dealings with all mankind, in the past, present, and future.
This book is organized in a simple way to help the reader “rightly divide the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). The main division in the Bible is between “mystery” and “prophecy.” When studying the Bible, it is important to be both biblical and dispensational, to know not only what God is saying, but to know to whom, when, and in what context He is speaking, for God has given different instructions at different times to different people.
God's great wisdom in the long war against Satan is the major theme of this book. His brilliant military strategy was that He kept a SECRET. God used His Son as the strategic weapon by which He won back both heaven and earth from His adversary, Satan. Other themes include Israel to be a CHANNEL OF BLESSING to the Gentiles, the distinctive ministry of the Apostle Paul, and the kingdom of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Hero of His-story as revealed in the Holy Scriptures by His spokesmen. He rescued all believers by His loving sacrifice.
No other book is as exciting as the Bible. In it, we learn God's plan and purpose – what He has done, is doing, and will do. If we really want to know what is going on, it is more important to consult the Bible than the newspaper. Because there is power in God's Word, many verses from the KJB are quoted. This book is a “primer” to assist the reader in understanding the Bible better as a whole.
The goal is for “all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). The book is also designed to be a tool for the members of the body of Christ to share right division with their loved ones “to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery” (Ephesians 3:9).
Are you ready to discover the mystery of God's SECRET?
“. . . the revelation of the MYSTERY, which was kept SECRET since the world began” (Rom. 16:25).
There are several reasons why I use the King James Bible. If you are new to the KJB, I hope that you will allow me to get you excited about putting out the extra effort it takes to get used to this Bible. Many people have urged me to use other versions of the bible such as the NKJV, ESV, NASB or NIV. I agree that it is possible for God to use these “easy to read” modern bible versions to save a soul. But God wants us also “to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4). Easier and popular is not always better.
I have come to understand that it is not only a matter of simply “taking out the thees and thous” but also that the changes in the modern bible versions are both textual and doctrinal. I hope you will realize that I have your best interest in mind and that I am only trying to bless you. After reading my reasons for using the King James Version of the Bible, I hope that you will understand its benefits and welcome the challenge. That you will apply yourself to enjoying it. Here are some of the reasons:
The majority of all ancient Bible texts found, agree with the KJB. An excellent DVD documentary on how we got the King James Bible which includes Church history is A Lamp in the Dark: The Untold History of the Bible (A Chris Pinto Production) find it on Youtube or their website adullamfilms.com.
I used the NKJV for 15 years before I understood the problems with it. A good video on the NKJV problems on Youtube is the “New King James PerVersion.” The New King James follows the Jehovah’s Witness Bible in places calling Jesus a Servant instead of the Son of God. The subtle changes, omissions, and footnotes in the NKJV will not only weaken a person's faith, it takes a person away from the powerful true word of God found only in the King James Bible. Another excellent source for more information is Gail Riplinger “New Age Bible Versions” seminar on Youtube.com.
The NKJV does not use the same manuscript as the KJB. The NKJV uses the corrupt Stuttgart edition of the Old Testament Hebrew Text (ben Asher) not the Hebrew (ben Chayyim) used in the King James Bible. The NKJV omits the word “blood” 23 times; “Lord” 66 times; “God” 51 times; “heaven” 50 times; “repent” 44 times; “hell” 22 times; the following words are completely omitted “new testament, damnation, devils, JEHOVAH.” The NKJV ignores the KJB Textus Receptus over 1,200 times. This information is taken from the website: Messiah Congregation oneinmessiah.net/njkv.htm.
Please notice how a very important verse for right division is changed in the New King James Version (NKJV) compare the following:
Rom. 15:8 (KJB) Now I say that Jesus Christ WAS a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.
Rom. 15:8 (NKJV) Now I say that Jesus Christ HAS BECOME a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers.
Christ was (NOT as the NKJV says: has become) a minister to the circumcision (Israel) when He was on earth, as Paul explained.
Here is an example of a doctrinal change in the New King James Version:
1 Cor. 1:18 (NKJV) For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are BEING SAVED it is the power of God.
1 Cor. 1:18 (KJB) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which ARE SAVED it is the power of God.
Notice how the NKJV changed the doctrine of salvation to a progressive salvation, rather than a one-time instantaneous event saying we “are BEING SAVED” in 1 Cor. 1:18. No one can be secure if they are “being saved,” instead of “are saved.” The NKJV is a counterfeit bible, not the KJV.
The New International Version (NIV) is missing 17 entire verses. Try finding Acts 8:37 in the NIV. Here is the list of missing verses (some newer NIV bibles have these verses in the footnotes, but they belong in the text):
Matthew 17:21; 18:11; 23:14.
Mark 7:16; 9:44; 9:46; 11:26; 15:28.
Luke 17:36; 23:17; John 5:4.
Acts 8:37; 15:34; 24:7; 28:29.
Romans 16:24 and 1 John 5:7 (this verse is missing words).
Philo (25 BC–50 AD), a Jewish man, tried to unite Greek philosophy (Plato) with the Jewish Old Testament. Origen (185-254 AD) did much damage to God's word by changing it in Alexandria, Egypt. The true line of Bibles came from the Antioch line. Paul says that “after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things” (Acts 20:29, 30a). Paul also writes, “For we are not as many which corrupt the word of God” (2 Cor. 2:17). See if this verse is quoted correctly in your Bible: “God was manifest in the flesh” (1 Tim. 3:16, some bibles leave out “God”). Satan is taking the true word of God away from Christians and many are unaware of what is happening.
The KJB translators primarily used the Greek texts of Stephanus 1550 and Beza 1598. I believe the King James Bible is the true word of God in the English language, perfectly based on the true Greek and Hebrew texts which God has preserved. There are really only two Bibles in the world today those based on God's preserved texts like the KJB, and all the others based on corrupt texts. “How firm a foundation He has laid for us all in His excellent word.” We need to use the most accurate text in our Bible study. For all these reasons I believe that I would be wasting your time and mine if I use any other Bible version.
God does not want His word changed in any way, NOT added or subtracted to: “. . . If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Rev. 22:18, 19).
Satan used the Catholic church to keep the Bible from the common people. The false Alexandrian text (the Vulgate) was kept in a dead language which few could read (Latin) shut up for the 1,000-year Dark Ages (500-1500 AD). But Martin Luther hatched the egg that Erasmus had laid by translating the Textus Receptus which Erasmus had collected so that people could read it.
William Tyndale (1494-1536) was the first to translate the Greek (TR) and Hebrew Bible into English. It has been estimated that as much as 90 percent of the King James Bible was the work of Tyndale (Bere, Michael Bible Doctrines for Today, A Beka Book, Pensacola, FL 1996, page 79).
Remember, the modern bible versions hide (obscure) the revelation of the “mystery” given to Paul. But the mystery is evident in the King James Bible for those who study the Bible rightly divided.
Proving the superiority of the King James Bible is simple and easy: the KJV exalts the Lord Jesus Christ more than any other Bible on the planet. The true scriptures testify of Jesus Christ and exalt Him.
The KJB (also known as the KJV) is a masterpiece inspired and preserved by God the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Word (John 1:1-4) said that His words are eternal “heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY” (Matt. 24:35).
Now I not only use the King James Bible, but believe it is God’s perfect word.
I was stunned by how many different times the King James Bible states that we are saved by the “faith of Jesus”; “faith of Christ”; “his faith”; “the faith that is in me” and so on. I had always been told that salvation depended on our own faith. I began to investigate this observation on a deeper level.
I found that very few pastors teach on the “Doctrine of the Faith of Jesus Christ” or even know about it. There are nearly a dozen verses in the King James Bible that refer to this little-known doctrine.
When Jesus commissioned Paul on the road to Damascus He said it was His faith that would save the Gentiles. Jesus said, “. . . the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me” (Acts 26:17, 18).
Notice that the following verse refers to the faith of Jesus twice with the faith of the believer sandwiched in the middle: “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Jesus Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified” (Gal. 2:16).
We are justified because of the faith of Jesus and by our faith in Him and what He has done. Notice the many verses that mention the faith “of” Jesus:
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Gal. 2:20).
“But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe” (Gal. 3:22).
We can trust the faith of Jesus. “According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him” (Eph. 3:11, 12).
We put our faith “in” the Lord Jesus Christ and we are “in Him,” by faith in His faith. Put no confidence in the flesh, but only in what Jesus has done.
All modern bibles omit the little word “of” in the phrase “faith of Jesus” and substitute the word “in” disguising the doctrine of the FAITH OF JESUS.
Why is the doctrine of the faith of Jesus absent from all modern bibles? Because Satan hates this doctrine. We may not fully comprehend the magnitude of this doctrine this side of eternity.
Jesus obeyed His Father perfectly even to the point of death on the cross. Jesus prayed to His Father often, talking with Him and receiving instruction.
Jesus mentioned His dependence on the Father while here on earth. “The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do” (John 5:19), and “I can of mine own self do nothing . . . I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father” (John 5:30). Jesus had to trust in the Father’s plan of redemption.
On earth, Jesus was instructed by the word of God. He said, “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).
As the God-Man, Jesus was fully God and He was also fully Man. Jesus Christ did not cease to be God. But He humbled Himself and took on the form of a servant “the Word [Jesus] was made flesh [human], and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Jesus willingly laid aside His privileges as God (the independent use of His attributes) and became dependent on the Father. He laid aside His glory, not His deity. “Who, being in the form of God [100% God], thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men [100% Man]: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Phil. 2:6-8).
The temptation not to go to the cross was strong. Jesus was sweating “as it were great drops of blood” (Luke 22:44). Jesus relied on the word of God (Isaiah 53). He told His Father “not my will, but thine, be done” (Luke 22:42) demonstrating His faith in the Father’s plan for Him to go to the cross. He trusted that the Father would accept His sacrifice for sin and raise Him from the dead. Not for one second did Jesus ever lose His faith; because if He had Jesus would have had to die for His own sins and could not have died for ours.
Jesus put His faith in the Father depending on Him perfectly while finishing all that needed to be done to save us. Salvation is 100% what God has done, and 0% what we have done.
Faith and love are in the Lord Jesus Christ. His faith never wavered because of His love for us, “And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 1:14).
We put our faith in the faith of Jesus by believing God’s word “the holy scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 3:15).
About 2,000 years ago Jesus, the Son of God, had the faith to shed His own blood to purchase our redemption. He finished paying for all the sins of all people that ever lived so that those who believe in Him will be His spiritually alive children forever. Because of the perfect faith of Jesus, we can confidently put our faith in Him.
The Lord Jesus Christ had perfect faith in the Father in order to accomplish His work on the cross. The Father was satisfied with His blood atonement and raised Him from the dead. “He . . . shall be satisfied” (Isaiah 53:11).
Salvation is a gift given to a sinner, who has become a child of God, by grace through faith. Christ's righteousness is imputed to us when we believe that He died for our sins. Christ paid for our sins and gave us His righteousness.
The merit is in the faith of Jesus Christ by whom we receive righteousness. “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference” (Romans 3:22).
“And be found in him, not having our own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith” (Phil. 3:9).
We just believe. It was the “faith of Jesus” that accomplished the cross, and we just need to have faith in what He has done. Jesus had the faith to complete the mission the Father gave Him to do. We put our faith in His faith.
If the “faith of Jesus” is replaced with our “faith in Jesus” then the emphasis is no longer on Jesus but on the believer.
The little word “of” can make a big difference.
There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn more about rightly dividing the Word of Truth and the King James Bible.