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“Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. But shun profane, vain babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their word will eat like a gangrene; among whom are Hymeneus and Philetus” (2 Timothy 2:15-17 MKJV).
Every Word of God Is Pure
Three times in our Canon of Scripture as we know it, we’re solemnly warned to not mess with God’s Prophetic Word or Law:
Revelation 22:18-19 MKJV
(18) For I testify together to everyone who hears the Words of the Prophecy of This Book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add on him the plagues that have been written in This Book.
(19) And if anyone takes away from the Words of the Book of This Prophecy, God will take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which have been written in This Book.
“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His Words [or subtract, I would say], lest He reprove you and you be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:5-6 MKJV).
“And now, Israel, listen to the statutes and to the judgments which I teach you, in order to do them, so that you may live and go in and possess the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers gives you. You shall not add to the Word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, so that you may keep the commands of the LORD your God which I command you” (Deuteronomy 4:1-2 MKJV).
Now consider the contradiction of our detractors, the idolaters who protest questioning any of the Bible:
One, there’s been great debate in all Christendom over the ages as to what should be included in the Canon. Some say the Apocrypha should surely be included. Even the King James Bible Version included the Apocryphal books when it was first published, though no longer. The Catholic Church is adamant about including the Apocrypha while other churches deny it should be included.
(For the record, by revelation from the Spirit of God, I don’t accept the Apocryphal books as inspired of God; this also have I received of the Lord.)
The so-called great reformer, Martin Luther, questioned several books of the Bible, at times changing his mind, at other times, not. He questioned Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation and even determined to exclude them. Other recognized theologians have done similarly.
So if persons revered by much of nominal orthodox Christendom can’t make up their minds and aren’t condemned for removing entire books, should we be so quickly condemned for questioning lesser portions?
Two, if God has sternly warned us to not add or subtract from the Scriptures, doesn’t it follow that it can be done? Why else, then, would God see the need for a warning? So, hasn’t it been done? If I and some insignificant players are guilty, what about some of the “greats” of nominal orthodox Christendom?
Three, if I, along with others like Luther, demonstrate that the Scriptures can be subtracted from or added to, isn’t it possible it has already been done, as with the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus? And if done, shall we not correct it?
Four, if the Scriptures can be added to or subtracted from, so that three times God strictly warns us against doing so, and we find instances of additions, it follows that there can well be omissions in the Bible as well, doesn’t it? Aren’t there books mentioned in the Old Testament that we don’t have in the Canon? Might there also be others? If men have tampered with tiny portions of the Scriptures, isn’t it possible there can be whole books missing? Why not?
It’s argued that God preserves His Word, and He does. He will be Faithful to His chosen, surely; He will feed His flock regardless of whether they have the Canon or not. He did it for Abel, Seth, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Joseph, Job, and their households, and so forth. Did they have a canon of Scripture of the size we have today? Obviously not. Therefore, we can live without it, though we cannot live without THE WORD OF GOD, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Five, do these people who condemn us assume they know better than we do? How so? Because they’re recognized theologians, men of authority in these matters? Wasn’t it the “wise and prudent,” the rulers of religious circles, the doctors and priests who condemned the Lord Jesus Christ, all the while professing to have fervent faith in God? According to the Lord, what do THEY know?
“At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank You, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the sophisticated and cunning, and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight” (Matthew 11:25-26 MKJV).
So how are we judged wrong for questioning a portion of Scripture by such as these? Who are they to decide right from wrong?
Six, wasn’t it the pagan sun worshipper, Constantine, the first “Holy Roman Emperor” who presided at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD over scholars, theologians, and religious, social, and political authorities in that day to determine what writings should and shouldn’t be included in the Canon of Scripture? So does a pagan sun worshipper have more wisdom and understanding of the things of God than do born-again Christians such as I?
By the way, this was the official beginning of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. I can solemnly assure you it didn’t begin with Christ and His apostles.
Seven, what essential Biblical Truth or doctrine do we deny by condemning the story of the rich man and Lazarus? Indeed, we uphold the Law and Grace of God as outlined in Scripture. Furthermore, we condemn the pillars of pagan Christianity and the support these pillars enjoy by this so-called parable.
Eight, let the fruits speak for themselves. What sin or heresy are we convinced of that our enemies should condemn us as unworthy to judge Godly and Scriptural matters? What Law or Scripture are we breaking, except that we do so in their opinion and judgment? Can they prove us wrong and themselves, right?
And do we not provide ample argument from the Scriptures to justify our position? Can our enemies in all honesty deny us the right to speak on this matter as we do?
Nine, are we removing that which is legitimately God’s Word and thus sinning against the admonition to not take away from the Word of God, OR, are we reversing the sin of adding to the Scriptures that which was not meant to be in them, thus righting a wrong? Which is it? Who can tell? Can you? If so, how?
Who or what is at fault, the Word of God or man who handles it? What is at the root of all evil? Is it not the worshipping of other than the One True God, the breaking of the First Great Commandment?
Amazing indeed, this “mystery of lawlessness.”
Idolatry is the substance of superstition; it is the definition of perfect selfishness, dismissing all regard for the Creator, to Whom belongs all glory, honor, praise, thanksgiving, and power.
Idolatry is choosing to worship other gods rather than God, yourself rather than God, mammon rather than God. Idolatry is choosing darkness over the Light.
Worshipping darkness, it is impossible that idolaters rightly divide the Word of Truth, which IS the Light. “When the eye isn’t single, how great is that darkness.”
See how confounding idolatry is. Here are some outstanding examples of choosing gods that are no gods over the God Who is the Only God:
Angry Laban the Syrian Demands His Forbidden Images of God Be Returned
Jacob’s father-in-law, Laban, knew God had blessed him through Jacob. He also received a warning from God by a dream to not hurt Jacob. Still, he was upset when his daughter Rachel stole his gods who really hadn’t served him too well, after all. To retrieve those gods was one of the reasons why he pursued after Jacob:
Genesis 31:30-32 MKJV
(30) And now you have gone because you longed after your father’s house. Why have you stolen my gods?
(31) And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid, for I said, Perhaps you would take your daughters away from me by force.
(32) With whomever you find your gods, let him not live. Before our brothers, choose what is yours with me, and take it to you. For Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.
Laban was quite the Catholic, wasn’t he? Of course, he would never admit to worshipping them, only keeping them to remind him of God, right? So, why would Jacob command his household to put the “strange gods” away if they properly reminded the people of God (Genesis 35:1-3)? Doesn’t God wish to be “remembered?”
Gideon Enrages Idolaters of Pagan God Baal
Gideon, in obedience to God’s explicit command, destroyed his father’s altar to Baal:
Judges 6:25-30 MKJV
(25) And it happened on that night the LORD said to him, Take your father’s young bull, even the second bull of seven years, and throw down the altar of Baal which your father has, and cut down the pillar by it.
(26) And build an altar to the LORD your God upon the top of this rock, in an orderly manner, and take the second bull and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which you shall cut down.
(27) Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD had said to him. And so it was, because he feared his father’s household and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day. So he did it by night.
(28) And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the pillar which was by it was cut down, and the second bull had been offered upon the altar that was built.
(29) And they said to one another, Who has done this thing? And when they inquired and asked, they said, Gideon the son of Joash has done this thing.
(30) Then the men of the city said to Joash, Bring out your son so that he may die (because he had cast down the altar of Baal, and because he had cut down the pillar by it).
Paul Casts Out a Spirit of Divination, Upsetting Lovers of Mammon
When Paul cast out a spirit of divination from a young woman who was used by people for financial gain, the idolaters reacted violently:
Acts 16:16-24 MKJV
(16) And as we went to prayer, it happened that a certain girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by divining.
(17) The same followed Paul and us and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the Most High God, who are announcing to us the way of salvation.
(18) And she did this many days. But being distressed, and turning to the demonic spirit, Paul said, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her! And it came out in that hour.
(19) And when her masters saw that the hope of their gain went out, having seized Paul and Silas, they dragged them to the market before the rulers.
(20) And bringing them near to the judges, they said, These men, being Jews, are exceedingly troubling our city.
(21) And they teach customs which are not lawful for us to receive nor to do, being Romans.
(22) And the crowd rose up against them. And tearing off their clothes, the judges ordered them to be flogged.
(23) And after laying on them many stripes, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailor to keep them safely;
(24) who, having received such a command, thrust them into the inner prison and made their feet fast in the stocks.
Paul Persecuted by Ephesians Protecting False Goddess Diana
When Asian merchants and worshippers of Artemis (Diana) began suffering financial losses because of the miracle-producing, life-changing Gospel Truth Paul preached, did they “turn on a dime” and believe? No, they “doubled down” – violently stiffening their position:
Acts 19:23-34 MKJV
(23) And about that time there was not a little a stir about the Way.
(24) For a certain silversmith named Demetrius was making silver temples of Artemis, providing not a little trade for the craftsmen.
(25) And assembling the workmen about such things, he said, Men, you know that from this trade is our wealth.
(26) And you see and hear that, not only at Ephesus, but almost all Asia, this Paul having persuaded, he has perverted a huge crowd, saying that those which are made with hands are no gods.
(27) And not only is this dangerous to us, our share coming into dispute, but also the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be counted for nothing, and her magnificence is also about to be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worships.
(28) And hearing, and becoming full of anger, they cried out, saying, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.
(29) And all the city was filled with confusion. And they rushed with one accord to the theater, keeping a firm grip on Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, traveling companions of Paul.
(30) And Paul intending to go in to the mob, the disciples did not allow him.
(31) And some of the chief men of Asia, being his friends, sent to him, begging him not to give himself into the theater.
(32) Then indeed others cried out, some other things; for the assembly was confused, and most of them did not know why they had come together.
(33) And they dragged Alexander forward out of the crowd, the Jews thrusting him forward. And waving his hand Alexander desired to defend himself to the mob.
(34) But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice cried out for two hours’ time, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!
Idolatry’s driving forces are superstition, social status, fear of man, greedy gain, carnal pleasures and benefit of every sort. Idolaters will stop at nothing to protect their interests.
The Ark of the Covenant Among the Philistines
A strange thing: So devoted are idolaters to their gods that even when they witness the Manifest Power of God, they remain firm in their superstitious idolatry. It doesn’t even occur to them that they ought to worship Almighty God. How is this?
When the Philistines captured the Ark of the Covenant from Israel and then personally witnessed the Power of Israel’s God through that Ark, and that His power was superior to that of Dagon, their god, they sought to rid themselves of the Ark to protect Dagon. Go figure.
1 Samuel 5:1-12 MKJV
(1) And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
(2) And the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it beside Dagon.
(3) And when those of Ashdod arose early on the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of Jehovah. And they took Dagon and set him in his place again.
(4) And when they arose early on the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the earth before the ark of Jehovah. And the head of Dagon, and both the palms of his hands, were cut off upon the threshold. Only the stump of Dagon was left to him.
(5) And neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon’s house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.
(6) And the hand of Jehovah was heavy on the people of Ashdod, and He destroyed them and struck them with hemorrhoids, Ashdod and its borders.
(7) And the men of Ashdod saw that it was so. And they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not stay with us. For His hand is sore upon us and upon Dagon our god.
(8) And they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines to them. And they said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried around to Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel around.
(9) And it happened after they had carried it around, the hand of Jehovah was against the city with a very great destruction. And He struck the men of the city, both small and great, and hemorrhoids broke forth in them.
(10) And it happened that they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it happened as the ark of God came to Ekron, the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought around the ark of the God of Israel to us in order to kill us and our people.
(11) And they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to its own place, so that it does not kill us and our people. For there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city. The hand of God was very heavy there.
(12) And the men that did not die were stricken with the hemorrhoids. And the cry of the city went up to the heavens.
The Word of God Versus the Rich Man and Lazarus Parable
A Special God of Nominal Christendom
Let’s look at a special god of idolatry in nominal orthodox Christendom: The Canon, The Bible; and more specifically, the story of the rich man and Lazarus.
We have proven by “rightly dividing the Word of Truth” that the story or parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus found in chapter 16 of the Gospel of Luke is a work of skulduggery, a clever and diabolical insertion, a story wickedly attributed to the Lord Jesus Christ (see The Rich Man and Lazarus – A Pagan Parable).
Our refutal of this story has enraged the masses of Nominal Orthodox Christendom. “How dare you,” they scream, “denounce the Word of God, especially the ‘red letter’ portions, the very Words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! You are heretics, blasphemers, deluded pawns of the Devil, no less! We’re praying for you!”
Sure they are. Why such a violent reaction? Here’s why: We have come as the Wind of God from only God knows where or when, blowing against men’s structures on sandy foundations, exposing false gods. By the Spirit of God and the Word of Truth, we have disturbed the sandy foundations of many millions. We have exposed idolatry of the letter of the Bible and of what is called the Canon of Scripture. When a god is exposed as false, its worshippers naturally react with fear and indignation. Woe to idolaters!
“A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns. The land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness. Yes, and nothing shall escape them” (Joel 2:3 MKJV).
The Bible and the so-called Canon of Scripture have been gods to the idolatrous man of orthodox Christianity. The Bible as such has been worshipped as God, as the Word of God, as a literary representation of Jesus Christ, the Word Himself.
So when we question the validity of a portion of Scripture, as we have of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, we touch the apple of the idolater’s eye. They then rise up to vehemently protest that we are discounting the “Word of God,” taking from, or adding to it, which, according to the Scriptures, is anathema.
But here’s what I’ve done with this story that many can’t make up their minds about as to whether it is a story or a parable, or about its interpretations that are potentially red flags in themselves to alert us to the necessity of questioning it: I have searched the Scriptures throughout both Old and New Testaments and studied this story in the context of, and interpretation by, the prominent Canon of 66 books. I have found the story riddled with unfaithfulness and contradiction toward the Bible as a whole. Indeed, we find this story to be potent fertilizer for core pagan lies presented as Christian doctrine.
Most importantly, I have sought the Lord of the Scriptures. I have believed Him when He has said to me, “Ask and you will receive, for EVERYONE that asks, receives. I have asked, “Lord, is this story true or false? Did You speak these Words or did someone decide to impose upon Your Holy Scriptures his defiling doctrine? Which is it?”
Many study the Scriptures independently of Their Author and fall short of true understanding. To such, Jesus said:
“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life. And they are the ones witnessing of Me, and you will not come to Me that you might have life” (John 5:39-40 MKJV).
I declare to you all that the Lord has revealed to me the fallacy of this story, this myth, this wicked, though clever and deceitful, concoction.
While we find much debate on the meaning of this “parable,” I haven’t found a single instance of anyone altogether denying its validity, nor have I found any person who has unequivocally declared that they enquired of God for judgment and received whether or not the story originated with Him.
I haven’t found anyone independent of me, agreeing with me, not one. Not saying there isn’t anyone.
I believe that many of those who hate me for condemning this story are guilty of idolatry. Bibliolater, I have demolished your god, the Bible, which you define as the Perfect Work in Every Word and Way.
Idolaters, by identifying the fallacy of this story through the Spirit of God and His Word, we have brought the Ark of the Covenant into your midst and your gods aren’t able to withstand the Power of the Truth of God; your fishy gods fall on their faces prostrate with broken limbs before The Truth and the True Scriptures, the Ark of the Covenant of Almighty God.
For those who continue to resist the Truth, there will be a plague of hemorrhoids, even as the Philistines suffered. A great “pain in the ass,” “made in Heaven” to “give you Hell,” to use a few common, appropriate phrases.
I have condemned the worship of the Canon and the unscriptural notion it is perfect and “the complete Word of God.” It is not.
Tell me this: Who can say that any Word that comes from the Lord’s Mouth, whether by Spirit-filled preachers or the Lord Himself, is not as Holy and Valuable as Any Other? What did John say?
“And there are also many things, whatever Jesus did, which, if they should be written singly, I suppose the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen” (John 21:25 MKJV).
Granted, John didn’t say Every Word of His was of equal value, but Jesus did. Who says, besides Constantine and the Popes and rulers of the Church of Rome, as well as those who have followed them, even Luther, who assume to have broken ranks with Rome’s sins, that the Canon is complete and inviolable? Where in the Scriptures does one find support for such a notion?
Answer: Nowhere. Thus says the Lord: “Nowhere.”
I say there is an unholy addition to, and subtraction from, the Scriptures, not by the letter only, but also and especially by presumptuous spirit and arrogant intent. Every minute in this world, we have preachers and teachers adding to and subtracting from the Scriptures by their interpretations, opinions, and exposition of them from the pulpits, teaching people error, which leads to the addition of disease and loss of life. How else do we end up with tens of thousands of different denominations?
By the way, the Catholic Church prides itself in its worldwide unity as opposed to Protestants who are made up of many visible schisms. But don’t kid yourself; not only does the Catholic Church have many visible schisms within it, most Catholics informally believe as they please in very diverse and contradictory terms. Unity? In appearance and profession only.
I digress. Back to those who add to and take away from the Truth of Scripture. These people don’t even know they suffer consequences for their error:
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6 KJV).
2 Peter 3:15-18 MKJV
(15) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation (as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you according to the wisdom given to him
(16) as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable pervert, as also they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction).
(17) Therefore, beloved, knowing beforehand, beware lest being led away with the error of the lawless, you fall from your own steadfastness.
(18) But grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Many believe that the the fact the warning to not add or take from the Word of God is placed at the end of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, indicates a final solemn admonition to not ever add anything further. However, this same instruction was given in Proverbs. Might that mean that writings after the Book of Proverbs are unlawful? How about this same admonition in Deuteronomy? Could it mean that any books following after the Pentateuch, the “Five Books of Moses,” are unlawful?
If after the first two ancient admonitions of Deuteronomy and Proverbs, additional books are valid, who is to say further books after Revelation might not be? Something to think about? Who presumes to rightly conclude the “Canon” is now closed? Many do. Are they thus guilty of taking away from Scripture, deliberately or otherwise? I think so.
Of course, we know, as with anything else in this world that man has access to, things can be unlawfully added or subtracted; there’s no denying that.
Understand now: I’m not saying that all Spirit-filled conversation should be included in the Canon. That would obviously be so silly and impossible. I also declare that a Proper Canon is valid; however, I also declare that any Word spoken or written by the Spirit of God throughout man’s history is as valid as any Word of God ordained to be included in the Canon. Here’s what Jesus had to say to Satan of that very thing:
Matthew 4:1-4 MKJV
(1) Then Jesus was led by the Spirit up into the wilderness, to be tempted by the Devil.
(2) And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterwards hungry.
(3) And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If You are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
(4) But He answered and said, It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
How Shall We Know the Truth of the Matter?
So, have I shaken your faith? If you’re committed to faith in the Living God of Whom the Scriptures testify, the Only Rock of All Ages, then that’s a good thing; you’re blessed; you’ll not be moved. But if you choose to continue steadfastly in the faulty notion that the Scriptures can’t possibly have been tampered with, you’re a prisoner of your idolatry and unbelief. Woe to you.
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served Beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” (Joshua 24:15 MKJV).
Serious question: How shall we know whether something in the Bible of whatever translation or tongue is of God or not? One can ask, “If the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus has been spurious and I believed it, how can I be sure anything else in the Bible is true?”
To you, I say, your trust must be in the Living God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and ONLY in Him, not in men, not in parents, spouses, doctors, pastors, priests, theologians, teachers, prophets, majorities, minorities, churches, the Bible, yourself, or me. Only the Lord is able to give you to know what is true.
“For what? If some did not believe, will not their unbelief nullify the faith of God? Let it not be! But let God be true, and every man a liar; as it is written, “That You might be justified in Your sayings, and will overcome when You are judged” (Romans 3:3-4 MKJV).
Proverbs 3:5-10 MKJV
(5) Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding.
(6) In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
(7) Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.
(8) Healing shall be to your navel and marrow to your bones.
(9) Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the firstfruits of all your increase;
(10) and your barns shall be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst with new wine.
Tell me I’m wrong, but I can tell you that unless you have very good reason and substance to do so, you can and will be held guilty for ignoring God’s three-fold Canonical command to not add to, or subtract from, the Scriptures and thus will stand to suffer the consequence of losing life and having added to you the plagues listed in God’s Book, His Word and Law.
I tell you that while your tongue sets on fire so easily to judge, so the Fire of God comes to consume your tongue.
“Be certain that you do not forget the covenant that the LORD your God made with you. Obey His command not to make yourselves any kind of idol, because the LORD your God is like a flaming fire; He tolerates no rivals” (Deuteronomy 4:23-24 GNB).
Hebrews 12:25-29 MKJV
(25) See that you do not refuse Him Who speaks. For if they did not escape, those who refused him that spoke on earth, much more we shall not escape if we turn away from Him Who speaks from Heaven,
(26) Whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will not only shake the earth, but also the heavens.”
(27) And this Word, “Yet once more,” signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, so that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
(28) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear,
(29) for also, “Our God is a consuming fire.”
“My brothers, do not be many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we all offend. If anyone does not offend in word, the same is a full-grown man, able also to bridle the whole body” (James 3:1-2 MKJV).
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” (James 1:19 MKJV).
“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God and be more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools. For they do not know that they are doing evil. Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be hasty to say a word before God. For God is in Heaven, and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few” (Ecclesiastes 5:1-2 MKJV).
For more on spurious passages of Scripture, see:
The Book and Letters of John Corrupted
The Book of Luke Corrupted – A Deathbed Conversion Tale
The Book of Matthew Corrupted
In Defense of ExtraBiblical Inspiration of God
Is the King James Authorized Version the Perfect Word of God?
Answer to an Apologist for Worship of the KJV
The Purpose of Evil
The Rich Man and Lazarus – A Pagan Parable
L. Ray Smith’s Faulty Interpretation of the Rich Man and Lazarus
Removing the Plagues of False Scripture
June 18, 2018
There are some blatant additions and corruptions in the Book of Matthew. Why should anyone be surprised that the enemy sows tares in the good field, an illustration given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ? We need to recognize what is not of God and not let it interfere with what is.
It is not an easy or light thing to question an established and famous (albeit highly controversial) portion of the revered Gospels. Nevertheless, if we believe it does not belong in the Bible, it is our responsibility before God to speak up. The matter should be addressed by those who know better, for all our sakes.
“And this is the testimony: that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that has the Son has life; he that does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I write to you who believe in the Name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe in the Name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:11-13 EMTV).