Waters are Waters, Part 2

“The solid firmament idea is simply the fault of unregenerate translators in a heretical King James court. Extant literature is hearsay at best.”

We are attempting to tackle some serious questions which grew out of my post covering Genesis 1:6-8 on 8-9-21. The word waters and firmament were covered in the post Waters are Waters, Part 1 on 2-11-24.

Let us now examine the statement, “…unregenerate translators in a heretical King James court”. It is a known fact that King James had some homosexual relationships which would likely affect the type of people he consorted with, so the words “…heretical King James court” could very well be a good description of his court.

But not of the translators of the King James Bible. The translation of the 1611 King James Bible was a result of talks known as the Hampton Court Conference of 1604 between King James and representatives of the Church of England and Puritan leaders.

It was the push by Puritan leaders that kept the Catholic Church from forcing any of its practices on Protestant believers. This would include denying them any input into the King James Bible.

There were 60 men called to the task of translation. Some were editors, project overseers, and revisers, but the majority were translators all of whom were university graduates from Oxford or Cambridge.

They were all Christians who came from a hodge podge of backgrounds and beliefs such as Puritans and Church of England. None of this kept them from humbly being at peace with each other and focusing on the word of God.

It is only Christian men like this who could come out with such a beautiful and accurate translation of the word of God.

The Catholic version of the Bible is known as the Douay-Rheims 1899 Version, this version has nothing to do with the King James Bible.

The Catholic Bible is a translation from the Latin Vulgate. It is called the 1899 American Version because the language was upgraded to make it more readable, and it was published in 1899.

The original translation was published in 1609, before the King James Version was published in 1611.

Let us move on to the next comments: Extant literature is hearsay at best.

Extant, literature which is still in existence, will confirm the Bible’s accuracy is far greater than one would expect.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, written between the 3rd century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D. were discovered between 1946 to 1956, they confirmed the Bible’s accuracy.

The Masoretic Text is used in many Old Testament translations such as King James, New American Standard Version, English Standard Version and possibly New International Version.

The oldest complete Masoretic Text is dated from the 11th century A.D. and is called The Leningrad Codex.

The Septuagint or LXX is the Greek translation of the Bible, circa 285-246 B.C. The Septuagint is the earliest extant version of the Old Testament into the Greek.

It was a favorite of the early Christians and was arguably quoted by Jesus and by Paul.

There are many letters written by Christians which quote from both the Old Testament and the New. When these letters and fragments from archaeological sites are compared, they confirm the accuracy of the King James Bible and others such as the New King James Bible.

“…so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

It is the omnipotent God who works through intelligent, humble men who love Him to preserve His words through the ages. If God cannot do that, then the verses above are useless.

“But He [Jesus] answered and said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”’” Matthew 4:4.

Now let us look at the next statement:
“Frankly, between Catholic heresy and nigh apostasy and reformed allegorical misinterpretation, both versions of the Church careening through history, rife with murder, paganism, asceticism, homosexuality and hatred, I am surprised we have any Scripture intact at all. Praise be the God most High. Heresies are still rampant today, when it comes to interpreting what constitutes God’s holy will.”

I must confess, there is too much here to examine even in ten posts. Heresy, apostasy, allegorical misinterpretation, paganism, asceticism, perversion and hatred.

All these doctrines of demons, heresies and false philosophies are the results of Satan and his fallen angels battering against God’s word to drag as many as he can to hell with him.

This gentleman put other things in his comments which most of us would agree with, so for brevity I have added an edited part of his comments below.

“This is a difficult concept to believe in, waters hovering above the earth, yes. People living hundreds of years, yes. A different world. A world that included very large monsters, by the way (also hard to believe-I know). A world that perished in the cataclysm of the flood. Scoffers (like atheists and evolutionists) reject that this “other” world ever existed [see 2 Peter chapter 3].”

“You therefore, beloved, since you know these things beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:17-18.

Waters are Waters, Part 2 taken from godisrevealed.com posted on 2-15-24 ck.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version, copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission, all rights reserved.

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