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Sexualized Society, Youth Human Hormones And Sexual Stress, Vulnerable To Ungodly Temptations, Flee Youthful Lusts And Resist Satan's Temptations, Our Temple Of The Holy Ghost, The Manipulation Of Young Children, Sexually Promiscuous Society, Bible Is Not A Cafeteria Where We Can Choose What To Believe, Dangerous To Alter And Pervert God's Holy Word, Queen James Bible Is A False Gospel, A New Laid-Back Jesus, Go And Sin No More, Publishers' Indirect Subtle Approach, Some Words Removed, Others Translated Differently, New Words Added To Change Meaning, "Know" Sometimes Refers To Sexual Intercourse In KJV Bible, Clear Biblical Examples Of "Know", QJB Publishers Claim Two Angels In Sodom Weren't Threatened With Sodomy, QJB Publishers Claim That Bullying Strangers Was Real Sin Of Sodom And Gomorrah, Unidentified Scholars, QJB Publishers Claim Leviticus Is Outdated As A Moral Code, We Are Still Bound By The Primary Old Testament Moral Laws, Old Testament Laws Are Encompassed In Royal Law: Thou Shalt Love, Verses From Leviticus Corrupted And Meaning Changed By Adding The Phrase "In The Temple Of Molech", QJB Publishers Suggest That An Abomination Is Something Scandalous And Not Necessarily Filthy, Major Corruption Done To Romans 1:26-27 Publishers Rely Again On Claim Of "Interpretive Ambiguity"
Believe me when I say that I fully understand how difficult it can be for young people to resist the temptation of the gay and lesbian lifestyle. Much like hedonistic Rome of two millennia ago, we live in an extremely sexualized society. Satan -- and the merchants of the world -- have certainly seen to that. Sexually-oriented enticements and perversions are thrown at us at just about every turn. For young people whose hormones have begun to kick in, and who are coming to sexual maturity, sexual drive -- or libido -- can be a very powerful, overbearing force. Being at this point in one's life can be a very challenging, difficult experience.
As a single, unmarried person, your body is craving for an outlet in which to release your sexual tension. Because of this fact, it is at this time in your life when you become most vulnerable to the deceptions and perversions of the Devil, including to the gay and lesbian lifestyle. As the following Scriptures reveal, you must urgently resist this temptation to sin against the Lord, and against your own body as well, which is the temple of God's Spirit. You must shun such filthy, abominable acts at all cost:
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
1 Corinthians 10:13, KJV
"Neither give place to the devil."
Ephesians 4:27, KJV
"Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart."
2 Timothy 2:22, KJV
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
James 4:7, KJV
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are."
1 Corinthians 3:16-17, KJV
"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, KJV
The sad thing about this situation, is that a large part of the world is clearly not on God's side when it comes to the issue of sexual morality; not even when it comes to our own children. Condoms are freely available in some schools. In some states, young girls can obtain an abortion even without parental consent. Birth control pills are easily obtainable over the counter. School-aged children can receive private counseling from nurses and social workers -- even without the parents' knowledge or consent -- and be told things and manipulated in ways which are contrary to God's Holy Word, and against the parents' personal value system. As I explain in other articles, all these things contribute to a sexually promiscuous society.
10. "Now you can choose a Bible, too."
As I explain in the article entitled "Biblical Cafeteria, Or the Whole Course?", what these deceived publishers are really saying, is that it is okay to turn God's Word into a personal cafeteria. You can simply pick and choose what you want to believe. If there is something that you don't like, or which you find offensive, you can just discard it. Either that, or as in the case regarding the blasphemous Queen James Bible, you can just change the words around a bit so that the verse is more appealing to your personal sensitivities. Go ahead! Just translate a few words differently, so that you do not feel so uncomfortable living in your sin! Tamper with the Holy Writ so that the conviction of God's Spirit ceases to bear down on your evil and unrepentant heart! Beware! These things ought not to be! Be advised that you risk changing and perverting God's Holy Word at your own peril! Consider this, ye that foolishly provoke the Almighty by your actions:
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God . . . For our God is a consuming fire."
Hebrews 10:31, 12:29, KJV
To reiterate, the so-called Queen James Bible is nothing less than an abomination. It is a lie and a devilish deception. It is a false gospel. It is a doctrine of devils and a damnable heresy. It is a perversion and corruption of Biblical truth. It is another gospel which promotes another Jesus -- that is, a false Jesus -- who apparently has no qualms with people who choose to live the gay and lesbian lifestyle. This new, more laid-back Jesus is apparently cool and approachable. He seems to accept same-sex relationships, unlike that other Jesus who was stern, and who warned us to repent of our sins, such as by saying "Go, and sin no more" and "Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee", as we see here:
"Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee."
John 5:14, KJV
"She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."
John 8:11, KJV
While according to their website the publishers of the Queen James Bible do not actually change any of the doctrines that Jesus said and taught, the subtlety of their deception is in the fact that by changing the various verses that are found throughout the Bible where homosexuality is frowned upon and condemned, they indirectly give the impression that Jesus is okay with it. In other words, while Jesus never addresses the issue directly, we are led to assume that He is okay with the gay and lesbian lifestyle, because in the QJB version of the King James Bible, all of the verses which do directly address homosexuality have been softened and neutralized. It's a very sneaky approach to resolving their "problem".
Exactly what are the perversions which have been made in the so-called Queen James Bible? Based upon the information that I found on their own website, the following very significant changes have been made to the Biblical text. As you will see, in certain cases, they have totally removed some words which they find offensive -- obviously because the words reveal the sin of sodomy -- while in others, they have either translated the words differently, or else they have added words which are not found in the original Hebrew and Greek text, in order to give the verse an entirely different meaning from the author's original intent.
These misguided promoters of deception claim that the changes listed below are the only ones which they have made to the KJV Bible. Being as I do not own their perverted Bible -- and obviously have absolutely no intentions of purchasing one -- I can't confirm or refute their statement regarding this issue.
The first textual change -- or perversion -- they make occurs with the story of Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the two Angels, as it is found in Genesis chapter nineteen. Consider how the verse is translated in the King James Version of the Bible:
"And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them."
Genesis 19:5, KJV
As many of you will already know, in the King James Version of the Bible, the word "know" is often used to mean sexual intercourse between a man and a woman. For example, consider these three verses which are found in the Book of Genesis:
"And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD . . . And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch . . . And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew."
Genesis 4:1, 25, KJV
Consider also the following Scriptures which are found in the First Book of Samuel, which provide us with an account of the birth and conception of the Prophet Samuel:
"And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her. Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD."
1 Samuel 1:19-20, KJV
There is absolutely no way in which one can misunderstand in what manner the word "knew" is being used in the previous verses. The clear result of Adam "knowing" Eve is that she conceived two times, and bore Cain and Seth. The result of Cain knowing his unnamed wife is that she likewise bore her son Enoch. The result of Elkanah knowing his wife Hannah is that she conceived and gave birth to the Prophet Samuel. If for some odd reason you still have doubts that this word is referring to sexual intercourse, the following verse that is found in the Book of Numbers makes it even more clear:
"But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."
Numbers 31:18, KJV
As you can see, in the previous verse, the intention of the author -- Moses -- is clearly written out so that we fully understand that for a woman to "know" a man is to lay in the bed with him; that is, to engage in sexual intercourse.
As with the earlier verses, in the previous verse, the word "known" is translated from the Hebrew word "yada". If you refer to the Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Hebrew Aramaic English Lexicon, you may be surprised to discover that there is nothing in the definitions that are provided which clearly indicate sexual intercourse, or any kind of sexual activity whatsoever. The lexicon indicates that "yada" means to know, to perceive, or to reveal oneself. However, if we consider that the covenant of circumcision was not introduced until the time of the Patriarch Abraham, then a man knowing -- or revealing himself to -- his wife, can take on a clear sexual connotation. In short, "know" is a Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse. Whether or not my explanation properly explains how the idiom came about, I do not know for certain. However, it does seem to make sense, being as sex partners must reveal their most secret parts to each other.
In the New Testament, the word "know" is used in the very same fashion. However, in this case, Thayer's Greek English Lexicon indicates that it is derived from the Greek word "ginosko". For example, consider what Mary said to the Angel Gabriel when he informed her that she would give birth to a son, even though she and Joseph had not engaged in sexual intercourse yet:
"Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?"
Luke 1:34, KJV
Given the clear meaning of the word "know" to imply sexual intercourse -- that is, sexual penetration -- the misguided publishers of the perverted Queen James Bible realized that they could not possibly allow the word to remain intact in Genesis 19:5. After all, to do so would clearly indicate an intention to engage in gay anal sex. So they intentionally sanitized the verse, and changed it to the phrase "rape and humiliate", as we see here:
"And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may rape and humiliate them."
Genesis 19:5, QJB
To soften up and neutralize the previous verse even further, on their website, these modern deceivers claim that what the homosexuals wanted to do to the two Angels was very similar to prison rape. They follow this statement with the bold lie "they aren't sexual acts, they are power-dominating acts." Oh, okay. Thank you for the clarification. I am so relieved to know that those gay men and boys of Sodom were not really interested in engaging in sexual acts with God's two Angels. Excuse my sarcasm. Thus, through an unwarranted word change, in which they purposely add words which are not even found in the original Hebrew Scriptures, as well as their ridiculous explanation, they have eased the minds and wicked hearts of homosexuals by totally removing the gay lifestyle from the story of Sodom, Lot and the two Angels. Aren't you relieved?
Tragically, that is not quite the end of this deception. On their website, these money-making Bible hucksters also make the following misguided, unsubstantiated, wild assertion:
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"We side with most Bible scholars who understand the story of Sodom and Gomorra to be about bullying strangers."
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Excuse me! What?! Did you just say that the real sin of the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah was that they just bullied strangers? Am I to believe that my Heavenly Father is such a terrible, mean monster, that He destroyed two entire cities, just because they bullied strangers, meaning the two Angels? If that is the case, then we are all in very serious trouble; and I honestly don't see how anyone will survive His wrath. Oh, wait; I just remembered that we have this new laid-back Jesus who is apparently willing to forgive almost anything. Again, forgive my sarcasm, but this is just how ridiculous these people's claims seem to me.
I don't know who these "most Bible scholars" are, but I have certainly never heard of this before. Furthermore, I find it rather questionable and odd that the publishers of the Queen James Bible do not make any effort whatsoever to identify these "scholars" on their web page. I must also question how they define the word "most". Apparently, they expect us to believe them just because they say so. Imagine if I wrote my articles and never included a single verse of Scripture. How inclined would you be to believe anything that I have to say?
Before continuing our discussion, allow me to make a point for my own protection. Let me emphasize again that what I have placed in quotation marks in this series is verbatim from the publishers' website. If you should happen to read this series at some point in the future after its original publication date, and find any kind of discrepancy between what I have quoted here, and what is found on their website, please note that it will be a result of their having altered their own website. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if after becoming aware of this series -- and they probably will at some point -- they do make some changes to their site; not only to try to refute what I have stated here, but perhaps also to make me look like a liar.
If you are alarmed by what these misguided people have done to the previous verse from the Book of Genesis, wait until you see what else these Bible manipulators did in order to relieve the conscience of the gay and lesbian community.
To set up their next evil deception and unwarranted change to God's Holy Writ, they make the outlandish statement that "Leviticus is outdated as a moral code." Now, while I can obviously agree that in our modern day most people do not go around stoning others for this, that and the other, at the same time, as I teach in some of my other articles, even the Lord Himself and the writers of the New Testament emphasize the fact that we are still bound by the primary moral laws of the Old Testament era, such as thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not commit adultery, etc. In the New Testament, these laws are simply encompassed by the two Great Commandments, or what the Apostle Paul refers to as "a more excellent way", and the Apostle James refers to as the "Royal Law". Consider the following verses:
"Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
Matthew 22:35-40, KJV
"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
John 13:35, KJV
"Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."
Romans 13:10, KJV
"But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way."
1 Corinthians 12:31, KJV
"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."
1 Corinthians 13:13, KJV
"If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:"
James 2:8, KJV
"And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins."
1 Peter 4:8, KJV
"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."
1 John 4:8, KJV
Having spewed forth their devilish claim that the Levitical Law is now obsolete -- which is obviously a clear attempt to neutralize and minimize the importance of the "troublesome" verses which we are about to discuss -- the QJB publishers then adopt a very condescending attitude, and try to make it appear as if they are doing us a favor by even discussing the verses in the Book of Leviticus. In other words, they are not doing it because they personally believe that the two verses condemn homosexuality, but because, in their own words "most anti-LGBT religious activists cite Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 as proof-positive that homosexuality is a sin, even worse, a sin punishable by death."
On a side note, I consider it rather ironic, as well as very hypocritical, that these sinful people who have very openly adopted an aggressive, militant posture, as they endeavor to foist their ungodly, unnatural, perverted lifestyle on the American public -- beginning with corrupting the young minds of school-aged children no less -- actually have the audacity to paint God-fearing, Bible-believing Christians as "religious activists". Is this not the pot calling the kettle black? If they wish to refer to us as "anti-LGBT religious activists", so be it. However, they are anti-God, and He is actually the one who is keeping the score. At any rate, in the King James Version of the Bible, the two verses from Leviticus are as follows:
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
Leviticus 18:22, 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
To any Torah-observant Jew, as well as to any Bible-believing Christian, the meaning of the previous verses is quite clear. Tragically, for the publishers of the Queen James Bible, they are too clear. Thus, once again, a bit of "innocuous" editing had to be undertaken. To implement this particular perversion of the Holy Scriptures, these misguided souls chose to rely upon a tactic which I have heard about before. Being as these two verses don't specifically state exactly where these gays are having sex with each other, the QJB publishers took it upon themselves to tell us where they personally think this sin is occurring. In other words, even though these verses appear to be speaking in a general sense regarding illicit homosexual activity in any place at any time, the publishers chose to more narrowly define the verses, because this is the only way in which they could attempt to convince us that the verses are not talking about homosexual relationships at all.
If you read Leviticus chapter eighteen in its entirety, you will discover that it prohibits a variety of sexual sins. It specifically prohibits sexual relations between members of the same family -- that is, incest -- between near-family members, between two men, between man and beast, and other related sexual sins. It also prohibits engaging in sexual acts which are related to the worship of the infamous false god Molech, as we see by this verse:
"And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD."
Leviticus 18:21, KJV
It is upon this clear prohibition of engaging in lewd sexual acts with the false god Molech that the publishers of the QJB lean in order to try to justify their foolish perversion and corruption of the aforementioned two verses. Based on their personal understanding, they "assert that Leviticus 18:21 refers to 'lying' with these pagan male prostitutes as a form of pagan idolatry." Furthermore, they apply the same reasoning to Leviticus 20:13 as well. Thus, although the phrase is not to be found in the original Hebrew text, in both verses they intentionally chose to insert "in the temple of Molech", so that the verses read as follows:
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech: it is an abomination."
Leviticus 18:22, QJB
"If a man also lie with mankind in the temple of Molech, 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, QJB
By undertaking this corruption, they have totally changed what Moses has actually written. These verses are no longer prohibiting regular homosexual relationships, they are just prohibiting lewd sexual acts with male temple prostitutes in the temple of Molech. As I explained a moment ago, without any real justification, they intentionally inserted "in the temple of Molech" in order to more narrowly define the two verses, and in their view, rule out any possibility of these verses being understood to mean regular homosexual sex. But this begs a question. Why did they decide to just make this unwarranted change in these two verses? These two chapters are filled with various sexual prohibitions; so why just insert "in the temple of Molech" in these two verses? Isn't the answer obvious? It is because it is only in these two verses where the abominable sin of homosexuality is clearly exposed, and they just had to cover it up. That's why.
That is why the misguided publishers of the QJB can claim that the Levitical Law is obsolete. Obviously, as far as we know, no one builds temples to Molech today; sacrifices in them; or commits lewd sexual acts in said temples. Thus, in the eyes of the deceived Queen James Bible publishers, they have supposedly prevented the previous two verses from being interpreted in a homophobic sense. Wow! Well done guys! But there is just one problem. You are wrong; dead wrong! No one gave you the right to insert an entire phrase which is not even found in the original Hebrew text. You are treading on very dangerous territory! Watch out!
Also of note is the fact that according to the misguided QJB publishers, based on modern standards, the word "abomination" doesn't really mean something which God views as being filthy and unclean. These deceivers suggest that we should really understand this word to mean something which is "scandalous". Wow! Once again, aren't you relieved to know this important point? In other words, even if a person does interpret these verses from the Book of Leviticus to be referring to the act of sodomy, and if they are engaged in homosexuality, they can still take comfort in the fact that what they are doing isn't really an unclean or filthy act; it is just very scandalous. At least so say the publishers of the Queen James Bible. So as you can see, no matter how we look at it, these publishers have not only minimized the seriousness of the sin of sodomy, but they have in fact endeavored to remove it entirely from these these two verses.
The next set of verses which the QJB publishers corrupt and pervert are found in the Apostle Paul's Epistle to the Roman brethren. In the real King James Version of the Bible, these verses read as follows:
"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."
Romans 1:26-27, KJV
If you are already appalled by the boldness and audacity of these deceivers to so drastically change God's Word based on a whim and their personal interpretation, you will be shocked to see how much they have butchered these verses. To set the stage for their deception, they try to justify their rather bold changes to the text by informing us how -- in their view at least -- the Epistle to the Romans is a difficult work to translate. They write as follows:
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"Romans is written in some of the most obtuse language in the entire Bible making it very difficult to interpret and translate. As such, its translations are usually some of the most incredibly stretched to support homophobic agendas."
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In other words, in so many words, what these QJB deceivers are really saying is "Romans is very difficult to translate, and that is why so many people get it wrong. For example, those homophobic Christians took a lot of liberty, and look at how they misinterpreted Romans. We are going to take the same liberty, but we are going to interpret it correctly." In fact, the publishers openly confess that they have made some major changes to the aforementioned verses. When you see how they have changed words, inserted words, and even rearranged a phrase to suit their fancy, you will understand why they felt obligated to make the following statement:
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"Romans is our most major editing, but also one of our most powerfully free of interpretive ambiguity; it has been made very clear, yet retains all of the content of the original."
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As we already discussed in part one, the publishers' claim of so-called "interpretive ambiguity" in the original KJV text is bogus. The real problem is that they simply do not like what is already plainly stated in the text; because in this particular case, not only does it expose the sin of illicit sex between men, but it also sheds light on the sin of lesbianism as well; even though on their website they outright deny that this is what the verses are really about. This is the real reason why they resort to "major editing" in these particular verses. It is the only way in which they can try to conceal the light of truth which is revealed by them; a truth which makes them -- and all gays and lesbians -- very uncomfortable. These sinful people want a Bible that agrees with their ungodly and perverted lifestyle. Sadly, the QJB publishers are happy to give it to them; particularly if it means earning a handsome profit in the process.
Please go to part three for the continuation of this series.
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