Some people claim that our Lord should not be referred to as “Jesus.” Instead, we should only use the name “Yeshua.” Some even go so far as to say that calling Him “Jesus” is blasphemous. Others go into great detail about how the name “Jesus” is unbiblical because the letter J is a modern invention and there was no letter J in Greek or Hebrew.
This is a lecture or sermon delivered Oct 24th 2021 at Covenant Baptist Church Rossmoyne Western Australia
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In the book of Job we read
20 In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
21 For His [God’s] eyes are upon the ways of man, and He sees all his goings.
22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
23 For He will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment [argument] with God.
24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number [or inquiry], and set others in their stead [place].
25 Therefore He knows their works, and He overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed.Job 34:20-25 KJVER
The Lord speaking through Job tells us that there is nothing that the forces of darkness can do without God seeing nor can they hide from Him. God will judge them for their actions. That is certain.
Here is an excellent video to watch on the so-called critical text of the Bible and the corruptions of modern day translations. The 3 hour documentary lays out the path that Satan has taken to undermine the Word of God and bring back the protestant church into the Church of Rome.
Today I listened to this podcast from Mike Adams, the Health Ranger and I thought it is something I could share with you all. It contains an important lesson that we should all learn in these uncertain times.
All right. I’ve got something special for you here for Sunday, January 10th, 2021. This is a faith update about the current situation. So I’m entirely at a faith update. This is about God and Jesus Christ and the Bible and what’s going on right now.
I was praying last night sitting in a chair praying out loud for guidance and for the defeat of evil and some some realizations hit me hard after that prayer. And I want to share those with you here. And also I decided tonight before recording this I decided to quite literally to take one of my Bibles here. This is the Holy Bible, NIV edition, that was given to me. What is this, Zondervan? You know, the New International Version Bible.
And I decided to just literally flip it to a page that I was drawn to. I mean just actually flipping through it all just opened, and it took me to this verse, Romans chapter 16 verse 17. It just drew me right to that verse. That I want to read for you here and then share some of the thoughts that hit me during my prayer yesterday. So Romans chapter 16 verses 17-20:
If you have not yet seen this new video series on the life of Jesus Christ, I DO NOT recommend it. It is available on various platforms including YouTube. It is in the second season now.
It is very engaging though it fills in details of the biblical events which are not described in the Bible. At first I thought that it was reasonable within our understanding of the life people lived then. But NOW I realise that it is DANGEROUS. It portrays Jesus Christ in an unbiblical way. Actually it is a heresy.
The director has formed a group to supervise the script writing and includes Roman Catholics. But we know that the Catholic church believes in works for salvation. They say you must be a Catholic to be saved, whereas Jesus has taught us that salvation is only through His shed blood on the cross. And that is only by grace, not anything we can do. Ephesians 2:8,9.
Recently I heard also that the series is filmed at some Mormon facility. And the director is the son of one of the writers of the “Left Behind” heresy. So if this is true, what follows can’t be true to the Word.
At some point in the history of the Christian Church, the Church chose the writings (gospels and epistles) of the Apostles and other disciples as the canonical inspired Scriptures. How were those Scriptures chosen? And what constitutes inspired Scriptures? How were they established?
Quite obviously the writings, which now constitutes the accepted Scriptures, were written by humans and not directly by God like He did when He wrote the 10 commandments (with Moses) on Mount Sinai using His own finger to write in stone. So what defines inspired writings in the vein of 2 Timothy 3:16?
All scripture is given by inspiration of God [meaning God breathed], and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
We know through the 1st to 3rd centuries AD there were many cults and schisms in the early Church over different heresies. There were many spurious writings claiming inspiration of God, including false gospels, some promoting pet heresies. Then in the modern period there have been much discussion about the preservation of the inspired writings.
In 1881 Westcott and Hort produced the first revised Greek NT manuscript, since the late 16th century, which they compiled largely from the Codex Sinaiticus, also known as “Aleph” (the Hebrew letter א), found by Tischendorf in 1859 at the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai, and, Codex Vaticanus, also known as “B”, which was found in the Vatican. It is not known when B arrived at the Vatican, but it was included in a catalog listing in 1475. Both of these manuscripts are dated to the 4th century.
In the last chapter we saw the revelation deal with the open book, which symbolised the Bible that God thrust upon the nations in their own native languages after the Reformation. The Roman Catholic Church was opposed to its circulation, and many persons were burned for the only crime of possessing a Bible. With that book John the Apostle was commanded to preach the true gospel. That was representative of the missions to spread the gospel to the world. Events continue on from there. Chapter 11 events occur under the sixth trumpet up to verse 15 when the seventh angel sounds his trumpet and the Lord returns to claim His kingdom.
This chapter opens with the Apostle John being given a reed to measure with (v.1). It is a divine measure, not by man’s standards but by God’s. There is a divine standard for measurement, given to the Apostles by Christ, and that is the New Testament of Jesus Christ.
The revelations always apply to peoples and nations not buildings and things. In verse 1 “…measure the temple of God, and the altar and them that worship therein” symbolises the true Church, the true faithful believers. They are measured against the Word of God, but the false church measures itself by its false pagan traditions, decisions of the Popes and decrees of councils.
Thus “the court … outside the temple” which is “given to the Gentiles” (v.2) symbolises the false church, the false institutionalised Latin Roman church, of religionists, which persecutes “tread under foot” the true Church for “forty and two months” or 1260 days. The period of time many have suggested is calculated by a day symbolising a year. Isaac Newton wrote that these ‘days’ are actually prophetic years. Therefore the Roman church persecutes the true believers for 1260 years, though I believe that this could be symbolic of a longer period of time than that.
The King James Bible (KJB) was translated from the traditional Hebrew and Greek texts (Masoretic Hebrew Text, The Second Great Rabbinic Bible and the Greek Textus Receptus (TR) or Received Text) and God’s Words in these original sources most Christians would agree are verbally inspired or God breathed. 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God,…”.
But here’s what interesting. Modern translations (after 1880) are largely based on the Nestle-Aland Greek text, which is an edited version of the Westcott-Hort Greek text, which is largely the Codex Vaticanus with some corrections from Codex Sinaiticus, not Textus Receptus (TR) the Greek Text on which the KJB is based. The Nestle-Aland Greek text differs from the TR by about 9,970 Greek word differences, additions or subtractions equalling 7% of the total 140,521 words in TR.