Learning how to interpret Scriptures correctly
Truth as opposed to Fallacies
Allow me please to use God’s thoughts as recorded in the Bible to shed some much needed light on this issue regarding God’s only-begotten Son,
Jesus the Christ.
Sadly, much of the confusion regarding the true identity of the Messiah
arouse during the time of the pagan emperor Constantine’s attempt to harmonize the church. A careful research of history will show that Constantine’s efforts led first to the declaration of the Son and the Father being of the “same essence”.
It was precisely this and other concepts foreign to the primitive Christians, which has influenced many of the individuals who subsequently rendered the Greek and Syriac texts into Latin, English and other tongues.
A careful comparison of various translations may alarm some, but the very
Scriptures themselves, predicted that many false teachings would appear.
In the attempt of some to support ideas that were clearly NOT SUPPORTED by Scriptures some SERIOUS errors have entered in some translations.
So then 1 John 5:7 has an addition [Comma Johanneum] which is indisputably fallacious.
Revelation 1:11 has an addition which entitles such individual[s] to the plagues recorded in that Book.
1 Timothy 3:16 has inserted God, where Christ was intended.
In many cases where worship was recorded, obeisance, was intended.
Compare please these Bible texts.
Matthew 14:33; Revelation 3:9
Matthew 14:33 (Young's Literal Translation)
33and those in the boat having come, did bow to him, saying, `Truly -- God's Son art thou.'
Revelation 3:9 (Young's Literal Translation)
9lo, I make of the synagogue of the Adversary those saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but do lie; lo, I will make them that they may come and bow before thy feet, and may know that I loved thee.
It is quite evident by those of us who honestly study its contents that the
Bible [in the original tongues] was written with a great deal of candor. So
events and comments were recorded as they occurred. In the event that a comment was made by someone, however erroneous, it was recorded just as it occurred. Therefore the Jews sought to kill Jesus because [in their minds] He made himself equal to God by saying He is the Son of God.
It is in our best interest then in order to obtain truth, to CONSIDER EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO A PARTICULAR ISSUE.
Why do some get sidetracked on a particular Bible passage, when there are so many others where the TRUE MEANING IS CLEAR AND WITHOUT ANY DISPUTES AS REGARDS THE CORRECTNESS OF RENDERINGS?
The answer also lies within the pages of JEHOVAH’s Word.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (New International Version)
3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (New International Version)
9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
1 Timothy 4:1 (New International Version)
1 Timothy 4
Instructions to Timothy
1The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
2 Peter 2:1-3 (New International Version)
2 Peter 2
False Teachers and Their Destruction
1But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.