You may hear this type of comment: "The Bible isn't the exact word of God as if it were passed down from Jesus. The Bible has seen different version and different translations which causes words and passages to be incorrect."
When someone does not want to be obedient to God, they will not receive the Word of God. This was even true of the religious people who rejected Jesus. They didn't want to be subject to God. We know that the Bible is correct because God has revealed this to us. Those who do not see this are blind to God's leading and deaf to His utterances because they love darkness rather than light. When a person loves darkness, light only makes them more blind. Logical argument and facts will not help their blindness. They are willingly ignorant. John 8:47 says, "He who is of God hears God's utterances: you, therefore, do not hear them because you are not of God" Jesus said in John 10:26&27 But you don't believe because you are not of My sheep as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:" If a person doesn't love the truth, they cannot see the truth. They don't love the truth because they want to do their own works rather than the works of God.
The truth is that the Bible can be read in it's original language and it can be read as a translation. There are inconsistencies between translations, but it is the Holy Spirit Who reveals the interpretation to us. No Scripture is of any private interpretation. God has restored His holy apostles to the Church, and they receive the interpretation. Every person who loves God can receive the same interpretation as they read the Scriptures. The Jews could not understand the Scriptures when they were written in their native language and they had accurate copies. They couldn't understand Jesus either. They didn't want to do God's will so they couldn't understand His utterance. They tried to understand with the carnal mind and fell short, just as they tried to fulfill God's righteousness in their own human efforts, so they failed to receive the free gift of righteousness that was flowing from God through Jesus.
Last updated: Dec, 2011
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