Treason-- Bible Scholars Clean up Satan's imagine in modern Bible Versions. Scholars love Satan. Scholars and PhDs are Attacking God's Word. Bible mutilators abound. We declare war on scummy scholars, showing both sides of the battle for the Bible.
Blessed Quietness Journal Editor: Steve Van Nattan-- To my knowledge, this is the first time this subject has been treated. This article is short, but the discussion is dynamite. I would entertain an alleged "scholar" who wishes to try to explain this away. Send E-Mail. It should be cute. The author is a street preacher, and he does some heavy thinking. Both ARE possible if you start with a literal use of the King James Bible.
"Satan's Christian Soldiers"
By Pastor Art Barton
Throughout history, the word "treason" has been used to describe the actions of a person who is actively engaged in aiding the enemies of his/her country or sovereign. Basically, treason is a betrayal of trust or confidence, or some other form of treachery.
Today, of course, the word treason has little or no meaning when it comes to describing acts of treachery against our country or people. Indeed, it would seem that treasonous activity is practically a requirement for election to a high position in our Federal Government. "Treason" has been thrown on the scrap heap of archaic (sound familiar?) words that have ceased to be "relevant". The refined sensibilities of late 20th century man cannot tolerate words that actually MEAN something.
Although the WORD has fallen into disuse, the ACT of treason is alive, well, and flourishing when it comes to Christian scholarship. The "Scholarship Only" crowd have never had any qualms about undermining their compatriots and doing their level best to engage in treachery against the cause of Jesus Christ. We submit for your approval yet another instance of modern apostate scholarship carrying out its never-ending crusade to corrupt and destroy the word of God, and in so doing, engaging in treason against our sovereign, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
In Matthew 4:5-6, the setting is immediately after Jesus Christ has spent 40 days and nights in the wilderness fasting, and Satan has appeared to Jesus to tempt him. Satan takes Jesus to the pinnacle of the temple, and then begins to quote Psalm 91:11-12 to him: "And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone." Many of you know already what has happened in Matthew 4:6. Satan has MISQUOTED Psalm 91:11-12 by subtracting from and adding to the verses. If you check the reference in Psalm 91:11, you will find that the words, ..."to keep thee in all thy ways" are left out when Satan quotes the verse to Jesus Christ. Also, when the Devil quotes Psalm 91:12, he adds the words, ..."at any time."
This addition is the reason that Jesus answers in Matthew 4:7: "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." By adding words to the verse, Satan is attempting to make it sound as though you can throw yourself off a cliff, or the Empire State Building, and God is obligated to save your foolish hide "at any time." He actually would love to see Jesus do a little audition for the Goldblum and Bailey Palestinian Traveling Circus, and uses corrupted scripture to try and bring it about. Apparently Satan thinks that changing God's word might help convince someone to do wrong. Imagine that! Check Genesis ch. 3 and see what happened immediately after Eve became the charter member of the Scholars' Union and applied some addition and subtraction to the word of God when math class wasn't in session.
Now, can you even guess what the Alexandrian Cult of Bible perverters has done with Matthew 4:6 (also Luke ch. 4) in the new Bible versions? Why, they've helped to clean up the Devil's image and correct the "bad press coverage" that he has gotten in the King James Bible! Go ahead and check Matthew 4:6 in the NIV, ASV, RSV, NASV, NKJV, etc. These new versions have Satan quoting Psalm 91:12 CORRECTLY in Matthew 4:6!!
Now please take note that when we say that Satan has quoted the scripture in the new versions CORRECTLY, we are, after all, talking about modern corrupted Bibles. But what these versions do is leave out the words "at any time" from Matthew 4:6, so Satan's addition to scripture is REMOVED to make his N.T. quote of Psalm 91:12 match the O.T. reference. Of course, the translators of the new "Bibles" don't bother to change Satan's subtraction from Psalm 91:11, thus demonstrating their consistent inconsistency. After all, why change EVERYTHING when "a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump" (I Cor 5:6, Gal 5:9). This neat little maneuver of removing Satan's addition to Matthew 4:6 accomplishes several things:
1. It completely eliminates a glaring and daring attempt on Satan's part to deliberately corrupt the written word of God with the intent of creating a doctrinal catastrophe.
2. It helps to rehabilitate Satan's reputation as a Bible corrupter.
3. It puts Jesus Christ in the impossible position of having to REFUTE AND REBUKE SCRIPTURE WITH SCRIPTURE!!!
Point number 3 above is worth noting carefully. If the new versions have the CORRECT reading in Matthew 4:6, then in Matthew 4:7 Jesus (using scripture) issues a REBUKE against a CORRECTLY QUOTED CLAIM OF A SCRIPTURAL PROMISE! And before you stamp your little feet and get upset, CHECK the references in the new versions and study them carefully. So, modern "scholarship" has succeeded and accomplished something that the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herodians could not: they have entangled Jesus in his talk (Matt 22:15).
This is what is known as treason, folks. Or to put it another way, "giving aid and comfort to the enemy". You may ask, what could possibly be the motive for this treachery, and for the massive COVERUP going on in Bible schools, Christian colleges, and churches all over the world? Sir John Harrington (1561-1612) said this:
doth never prosper, what's the reason?
Treason is PROSPEROUS. If you don't think so, study your Bible (if you have one that is "reliable"). I Tim 6:10: "For the love of money is the root of all evil..."