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You may be expecting Bible Studies here. Those will be coming for sure, since we are a Bible Training Ministry.

We begin with some background on how we got our bible and how we can be sure it is reliable

 

A Breif Overview of the History of The Bible.

 

So we have shown evidence that the words of the Old Testaments are accurately preserved for over 2,000 years, back to 150 BC. Not back to the original time of 1400BC, however with that kind of amazing protection of the text, it should stand to reason that what we have is very accurate.

 

We have also shown that the Hebrew Text, as the original is superior to the Greek Septuagint, or the Latin Vulgate, though the Old Latin was also very accurate. That the Old Testament.

 

New Testament: So much information here. It essentially boils down to this. We (My Ministry) believe that God has preserved the Greek text since the First century and that this was done in the Byzantine Empire, taken up by Erasmus and Stephanus, which became known as the Textus Receptus (The Received Text) It was excepted for hundreds of years from the 1500’s until the early 1900’s.

The newer discovered texts of the various codexes (Codex: Vaticanus, Sinaiticus, and Alexandrianus) are dated from the 4th century and were considered the oldest and best texts. At that time Westcott and Hort decided to use these to write a new and presumably accurate to the original text. At that time, they brought about a new “science” called Biblical Higher Criticism, which they then used to “prove” the superiority of their new text to the Textus Receptus. Nestle came along a few years later and his Nextle Text (NU) became the basis for what are called the Modern English translations (NASB, NIV, ESV, etc.)

There is ample evidence in the oldest text samples (papyrus and the wiritings of the Church fathers, AKA the Patristic Writings, some 86,000, that predate the NU (Codex) texts. These writings the Patristic and the Papyri both are in line with the Textus Receptus and NOT the NU text, thus pretty much proving the superiority of the Textus Receptus.

 

This is unfortunately not taught or ignored by many if not most Christians.

We are told and it is true that over 90% of our Bibles are in agreement. The number is actually closer to 93%. With that said, it seems to me that we should ere on the side of the Majority Text if we are truly trying to find out what God really said.  THIS EANS THAT THE KING JAMES , THE NEW KING JAMES , AND THE YOUNGS LITERAL TRANSLATIONS ARE THE MOST ACCUR TRANSLATIONS! NOT ANY OF THE MODERN ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS:

 

We believe that the very words are inspired of God, and not just the writers!!

Later I will post some practical advice on what to do with this info, if you do anything at all with it.

 

PS If you believe that a lot of different people just wrote the Bible to create a religion, then stay tuned…the facts would be like 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 to one of all that stuff happening in the way that it did without some kind of supernatural cause…

Statement of Faith

The Scriptures:

We Believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the inerrant Word of God; inspired and without error in the original autographs. The Word of God is the foundation of truth upon which the church is founded. The Scriptures are completed and that there is no private interpretation of scripture, nor are there any new revelations that can be added to the Bible

Jesus Christ:That He is fully God and fully human. Born of a virgin, and that He died for our sins and was resurrected on the third day. That He now sits at the right hand of God the Father

Salvation: comes by faith in Christ and not by works. That one must believe that Jesus is Lord and Savior, and ask for forgiveness of sins to be saved. That there is no other way or name by which a person can be saved than the name of Jesus. According to Jesus one must be born again to be saved (John 3:3), born into the new life of a believer: A Christian.

Sin NatureWe believe that all people are born with a sin nature and that all fall short of God's standard of Holiness, thus in need of salvation

Trinity: There is one God who exists eternally in Three persons; The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All things were created by Him and for Him.

One Church: We Believe in one church; the body of Christ, consisting of men and women from every tribe, tongue, people and nation.  Each local congregation is an expression of that universal church