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Queen James Bible, Analysis Of Their Home Page, Honest Edits Or Perverting And Corrupting God's Word, Money-Making Scheme, QJB Endeavors To Hide Truth Of God's Word, Sins Exposed By Light Of God's Word, Flee From Works Of Darkness, The QJB Is Intentional Gay-Friendly Misinterpretation Of The Scriptures, False Claim Of Homosexuality Not Being Found In Bible Prior To 1946, List Of Verses Where Homosexuality Is Spoken Of In A Negative Light And/Or Condemned, Verses Regarding Spiritual Blindness, Intentional Endeavors To Minimize Gravity Of Sin Of Homosexuality, How Many Times Does God Have To Say It?, God's Patience And Mercy, False Claim Regarding Interpretive Ambiguity Concerning Homosexuality In The Bible, God Sends Strong Delusion When We Willfully Reject Truth Of His Word, QJB Is A Socially-Acceptable False Gospel Which Indirectly Promotes Homosexuality Through Blatant Acts Of Omission, Their Claim Of Making Homophobic Interpretations Impossible, Longevity Of KJV Bible, Financial Motivations, No Scripture Is Of Any Private Interpretation, False Prophets Teaching Damnable Heresies, Motivated By Greed For Financial Profit, Judgment And Destruction Of People Who Pervert God's Word, God's Word Is Settled Forever In Heaven, Changing Words In The Bible Does Not Change God's Eternal Laws, False Rumors Regarding King James I Being Gay Or Bisexual, Bloody Mary, QJB Is Not A Fabulous Bible, The QJB Publishers Claim That Sexuality Is Not A Choice, Gays And Lesbians Are Not Just Helpless Victims Of Their Genetic Makeup, Personal Choice, Environmental Influences, Advertising And Politicking, The Devil's Agenda Is To Destroy Us, Worldly Enticements, Human Sinful Attraction To Darkness And That Which Is Forbidden
Recently, I became aware of the existence of the so-called Queen James Bible. When a few of my Facebook friends used the term, I initially assumed that they were just being a bit sarcastic. However, when they continued to insist that this new translation actually exists, and that this is really what this new version is called, I decided to conduct some quick research for myself. Tragically, as it turns out, there is in fact now such a "Bible". Furthermore, there is a home page for it as well which seems to be operated by its publishers.
Upon reading the deceptive contents of the aforementioned home page, my jaw just about dropped. The blatant lies and intentional distortions that the creators of the page promote are unbelievable. Allow me to share them with you, along with my personal comments. Their words, verbatim, are enclosed in numbered quotation marks:
1. "The Queen James Bible is a bible translation edited to prevent homophobic misinterpretation of God's Word."
Let's be honest and clear about this. When these people say "edited", what they really mean is corrupt and pervert God's eternal Holy Word, and convert it into a non-offensive, politically-correct, socially-acceptable abomination which the gay and lesbian community will find pleasing to their ears, and will thus readily embrace. It is a translation which is meant to make them feel comfortable with wallowing in their sin, plain and simple. Furthermore, it seems to me that what this latest corrupt version is really about, is money and profit. It is just another new version of so many versions, which is specifically tailored to entice the gays and the lesbians to spend their money. It is a money-making scheme, and nothing less.
Their goal is not "to prevent homophobic misinterpretation of God's Word." It is really a satanic endeavor to cover up the sacred truth regarding what the Bible actually has to say regarding this filthy, unnatural, ungodly sin. As Jesus said regarding the hard-hearted unbelieving Jews -- such as the Scribes and the Pharisees -- in the Gospel of John:
"If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin."
John 15:22, KJV
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
John 3:19-21, KJV
Rather than flee into the darkness -- as the unbelieving Jews did -- so that our sins will not be exposed by the Light of God's Word, the Bible instructs us to cast off the works of darkness, and to come to the Light. Furthermore, God's Word warns us to beware of deceivers who exchange evil for good, and darkness for light; and that is exactly what these folks are doing. Consider the following verses as well:
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Isaiah 5:20, KJV
"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."
Romans 13:12, KJV
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
Ephesians 5:11, KJV
While these rebellious, misguided people claim to want "to prevent homophobic misinterpretation", what they have in fact really done is to intentionally create a very gay-friendly misinterpretation of the Scriptures. They have misinterpreted what has already been properly interpreted -- and taught -- for literally millennia. To reiterate, the only thing which they are really trying to prevent, is the truth getting out regarding their sinful and unnatural lifestyle.
2. "Homosexuality was first mentioned in the Bible in 1946 in the Revised Standard Version."
This statement is absolutely false! The sin of homosexuality has been recorded in the Tanakh -- that is, the Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament -- and specifically in the Torah -- that is, the five Books of Moses, or the Pentateuch -- since the Scriptures were first written down. Furthermore, there are verses in the Greek New Testament which likewise expose and condemn this abominable sin. I have been using the 1611 Authorized King James Version of the Bible -- which uses the 1769 Oxford text -- for forty-one years, and the verses which expose the sin of homosexuality have always been there. While the verses don't use the actual word "homosexual", the words which are used clearly describe gay and lesbian acts.
3. "There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this."
Again, this is absolutely and utterly false!
4. "Anti-LGBT Bible interpretations commonly cite only eight verses in the Bible that they interpret to mean homosexuality is a sin; Eight verses in a book of thousands!"
I honestly don't know which interpretations these misguided people are referring to, but as I mention in my two series "The Gay and Lesbian Agenda: To the Point!" and "When Sin is no Longer a Sin!", following are all of the verses that I am personally aware of where homosexuality, transvestitism and bestiality are clearly mentioned and condemned -- or at least strongly suggested and condemned -- in the Scriptures:
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God."
Leviticus 18:22-30, KJV
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
Leviticus 20:13, KJV
"The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God."
Deuteronomy 22:5, KJV
"There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel."
Deuteronomy 23:17, KJV
"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;"
Romans 1:24-28, KJV
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind [homosexuals],"
1 Corinthians 6:9, KJV
"Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, [homosexuals] for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;"
1 Timothy 1:9-10, KJV
"And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;"
2 Peter 2:6, KJV
"Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
Jude 1:7, KJV
How anyone can possibly misinterpret the clear warning message that is contained in the previous verses is beyond me. This is only possible if one intentionally puts on spiritual blinders, hardens their heart, and resists the conviction of God's Holy Spirit working in their life, as is revealed in the following verses:
"And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear."
Matthew 13:10-16, KJV
"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
Matthew 15:14, KJV
"Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! . . . Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel."
Matthew 23:16, 24, KJV
"And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other."
Mark 3:5, KJV
"And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth."
John 9:39-41, KJV
"(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day . . . For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in."
Romans 11:8, 25, KJV
"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
1 Corinthians 2:14, KJV
"Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:"
Ephesians 4:18, KJV
By emphasizing the fact that homosexuality is only clearly mentioned -- and condemned -- in the previous set of verses, the obvious intent of the creators of this blasphemous home page is to soften the blow, to weaken the conviction of God's Holy Spirit working on a person's heart, and to minimize the seriousness of this sin. However, let me ask you a question. Isn't eight times enough? How many times does God have to say something in order to prove that He is very serious about it?
Imagine for a moment a parent who is warning a small child who has been a bit disobedient. Do you know of any parent who has enough patience to warn their child eight times before they decide that it is time to lower the rod of correction? Yet in His Divine Patience, this is exactly what our Heavenly Father has done. He has told us over and over again "Don't do it! It is wrong! It is a sin! It is an utter abomination in my sight!" In short, the fact that the King James Version of the Bible clearly addresses the sin of homosexuality this many times is a clear sign of God's Mercy. It should not be foolishly interpreted as meaning that homosexuality is just a minor sin and that grave consequences won't eventually result if we pursue this sinful lifestyle. Tell that to the people who perished during the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
5. "The Queen James Bible seeks to resolve interpretive ambiguity in the Bible as it pertains to homosexuality."
Another devilish lie! There is no "interpretive ambiguity" in the King James Version of the Bible regarding the disgusting sin of homosexuality. As the previous Scriptures regarding the topic of spiritual blindness reveal, the only ambiguity to be found exists in the hardened hearts and darkened minds of those people who have obviously and clearly rejected the solid truth of God's Word regarding the sin of homosexuality. As I have pointed out many times before, when we willfully choose to reject the truth of the Scriptures, then the only recourse that remains is for God to send us delusion, as we see by the following verses:
"I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."
Isaiah 66:4, KJV
". . . because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:"
2 Thessalonians 2:10b-11, KJV
6. "We edited those eight verses in a way that makes homophobic interpretations impossible."
Once again they claim to have "edited" God's Word, when in reality, what they have actually done is changed, corrupted and perverted it so that it is less offensive to gays and lesbians. They have created a socially-acceptable version of the Bible -- a false gospel -- which through blatant acts of omission, indirectly promotes the belief that it is alright for gays and lesbians to continue to engage in their sinful lifestyle; when that is most certainly not what God's Word teaches us whatsoever.
I find their claims of making "homophobic interpretations impossible" both outrageous and ludicrous. The King James Version of the Bible has been around for four hundred years now. The Scriptural Truths it reveals have been read by, and have been known by, billions of people during the past four centuries. Do these folks honestly believe that people are just going to forget what they have read? Are they so proud and deceived as to believe that everyone is just going to abandon the beloved KJV, rush to purchase their perverted tome, and then forget about what the authentic KJV teaches us regarding the grave sin of homosexuality? But again, I am not convinced that this is their real motivation. As I noted a moment ago, my suspicion is that their actual reason for altering the verses is to use the changed verses as a hook and an enticement for the sake of financial profit. The QJB is just the latest in the flood of "designer Bibles" to hit the market in recent decades.
Regardless of what motivates these people, who do they think they are to believe that they have the right to change and alter God's eternal Word to suit their sinful fancy? Do they even realize what a dangerous enterprise it is to do this? I am reminded of the following verses that were written by the Apostle Peter in his second Epistle:
"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."
2 Peter 1:19-2:3, KJV
Wow! Not only does Peter admonish us "that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation" -- which is very clearly what these deceivers are doing -- but then he also warns of false prophets and false teachers who introduce the flocks to "damnable heresies", and who "through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you." That word "covetousness" is translated from the Greek "pleonexia". It means greed and avarice. So, exactly as I stated earlier, motivated by their desire for financial profit, the people behind the Queen James Bible are making merchandise of the gay and lesbian community. Through their slippery, feigned words of claiming to simply wanting to publish a supposedly "more accurate" translation of the King James Bible -- which they obviously hope will be well-received by the gay and lesbian community, and I suppose by other liberals -- they hope to enrich themselves.
Regarding the foolish practice of perverting and corrupting the meaning of the Scriptures, I am also reminded of the following verse which Peter writes only two chapters later:
"As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction."
2 Peter 3:16, KJV
In the previous verse, the word "wrest" is derived from the Greek word "strebloo". This word is being used metaphorically by Peter, and means to twist or to pervert. Once again, this is precisely what the people behind the Queen James Bible are doing. They are intentionally changing the meaning of certain verses for the sole purpose of publishing a less offensive, more socially-acceptable Bible, which will appeal to the gay and lesbian community, and thus garner them a handsome profit. However, in comparing the previous verses with this latest one, please carefully notice what Peter says will be the fate of the deceptive people who engage in such unscrupulous acts. His three primary words are these: judgment, damnation and destruction. Clearly then, it is foolhardy to mess with God's Word.
The truth of the matter is that regardless of how much these people -- or anyone - endeavor to change the meaning of some Scriptures by altering certain words, or by totally omitting some words from the text, nevertheless, the fact remains that what God has declared to be sin, is still sin. After all, as King David writes in one of his Psalms:
"LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven."
Psalms 119:89, KJV
Thus we plainly see the futility of changing what appears in black and white in our Bibles, for the sake of political correctness and profit. What appears in our physical Bibles has absolutely no bearing on God's eternal Word, or on His Laws and Judgments, which are established in Heaven. Trying to conceal the truth by editing or removing offensive words certainly does not change the fact that the gay and lesbian lifestyle is a sin, as well as a filthy abomination in God's sight. It is unnatural, and it is a perversion of the natural order which God both designed and established for the human family.
7. "Commonly known to biographers but often surprising to most Christians, King James I was a well-known bisexual. Though he did marry a woman, his many gay relationships were so well-known that amongst some of his friends and court, he was known as 'Queen James'."
This is not the first time that I have heard this rumor. I first became aware of it years ago. Personally, I have never come across any convincing, verifiable evidence of any kind which substantiates this malicious, slanderous claim. That being the case, I categorize it as unfounded speculation at best.
There is another clear and simple reason why I reject this rumor. If King James I really was gay or bisexual, does it make any sense whatsoever that he would accept and place his royal stamp of approval on a Bible which clearly condemns his own sinful gay lifestyle? Please remember that the King James Version of the Bible eventually replaced the Bishops' Bible, the Geneva Bible, and other previous versions, and was read all across England. It in fact became the official Bible of the Church of England; that is, the Anglican Church.
Taking this point into consideration, if King James really was homosexual or bisexual as some people have proposed, do you believe that the various teams of forty-seven scholars would have actually translated the aforementioned verses as they did? Don't you think that it would have occurred to them that a gay king might possibly become very offended, and that in his anger he might even demand their very lives? It does not seem to me then, that the learned KJV translators would intentionally incur the wrath of a homosexual king, by making such translations in what would become the official Bible. Thus, the fact that they did translate these verses as they did, strongly suggests that King James I was not homosexual, in my view.
Let me remind you that these events occurred only about fifty years after the reign of Queen Mary I. As some of my readers will recall, this evil woman -- who is also known as "Bloody Mary" -- was responsible for the Marian Persecutions, during which time she returned the Anglican Church to the fold of the corrupt Roman Catholic Church, and heavily persecuted the Protestant Reformers. Such was her wickedness, that several hundred Reformers were burned at the stake during her reign. My point is that as history will clearly reveal, at that time the British throne was characterized by a considerable amount of scandal, murder and political intrigue. If the translators of the KJV Bible had offended an alleged gay king, they could very easily have been eliminated. So this claim of King James I being homosexual seems like an unfounded rumor to me.
8. "The QJB is a big, fabulous Bible."
Fabulous? I'm sorry, but I really beg to differ. If anything, I think "blasphemous" is a much more appropriate word to use in this case.
9. "You can't choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus."
As I amply explain in the aforementioned series, this lie has been circulating for many years now. It falsely promotes the misguided mentality that gays and lesbians are just the "helpless victims" of their own genetic makeup. I for one soundly reject this belief. While we are presently unable to choose a child's gender prior to birth -- although the day may be fast approaching when this will change, and eugenics will become the order of the day -- nevertheless, as I point out in the article entitled "Free Will and Personal Choice", God has endowed each one of us with both the freedom and the ability to make our own choices in life, both good and evil.
Living the gay or lesbian lifestyle is a personal choice. As I likewise point out in such articles as "Pornography: Flee Youthful Lusts!" yielding to the sinful lusts of our flesh is also a personal choice. We don't have to do it. We choose to do it. Yes, I fully recognize that we are each influenced by our local environment, as well as by certain other factors. This includes our religious upbringing; the attitude of our parents towards this lifestyle; the kinds of books we read; the types of movies and television shows that we watch; our school environment; the kinds of friends that we like to hang out with; etc. All of these factors directly influence and shape our world view, including how we perceive the gay and lesbian lifestyle.
As many of you will realize, this is exactly what advertising and politicking are all about as well. They are mechanisms to manipulate and control our thoughts and actions, so that they will produce a desired result. Well, Satan -- who is the false god of this current world -- has an agenda as well. Part of his agenda is to destroy humanity. One way in which he seeks to do this, is by enticing humanity to engage in various forms of behavior which are displeasing to the Lord, and which may result in God's Wrath being poured down upon us. As we will briefly discuss in part two of this series, this is certainly what happened in the case of Sodom and Gomorrah. Consider the following verses and beware:
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
1 John 2:15-17, KJV
The truth of the matter is that due to our sinful nature, we humans seem to have a fatal attraction for dark, negative, forbidden, sinful things. We are like moths which are being drawn to the camp lantern at night. We can be weak and allow ourselves to be drawn to the dangerous light -- and in the process be destroyed by the same -- or else we can ask for God's help, and resist the sinful temptations of our flesh. There is always a choice. We are not just "helpless victims" when it comes to the gay and lesbian lifestyle. We choose it of our own accord. We knowingly and consciously choose to cross the moral boundaries which God has established. But once you cross over for the first time, watch out! Satan will not let you go back to the Light so easily!
Please go to part two for the continuation of this series.
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