Sat, 24 November 2012
What is it about bible prophecy, and specifically the rapture, that makes highly respected men of God be dishonest not tell the truth ?
This is one of the most bewildering things for me.
I was perusing though a Bible today that I received from Through the Bible with J. Vernon McGee ministries, and this was what I found, in his outline for 2 Thessalonians: Under the heading “Day of the Lord.”
This is the phrase which occurs in 2:2 (incorrectly translated “the day of Christ” in the Authorized Version.)
The Greek translators looked at the phrase Hemera tou Christou, and translated it correctly.
But, let’s give Mr McGee, and his Doctorate in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he based his opinion from the study notes of Dr. C.I. Scofield, who made this false statement concerning the very same text:
“The theme of Second Thessalonians is unfortunately obscured by a mistranslation in the Authorized Version of 2 Thess 2:2, where “day of Christ” is at hand. This should be “day of the Lord.”
Surely both of these men, Doctors of Theology, knew that 86% of every Greek manuscript in existence read Day of Christ, and only a scant few read Day of the Lord?
This was not a mistranslation! This was a textual variant!!
But these men have let their view of Bible prophecy and dispensations cloud their judgment, and influence them to make the erroneous accusation that the King James Version Bible translators mistranslated the text, as they accuse them of.
My conclusion is this: I find it quite strange and very bizarre that men of God are in such a tizzy to make the Bible say what they want it to say, that they will even lie not tell the truth to accomplish their means.
That might sound harsh, but once again, what do you do with this statement:
“This phrase Day of Christ is incorrectly translated in the Authorized Version.”
People trust Dr. Scofield, as they do Dr. McGee, and believe everything that they say.
Once again this proves how that relying on Study Bibles, or another person’s notes, can lead to believing things in the Bible, or the revealed plan and/or purpose of God, that are not true.
Always let the Holy Spirit be your teacher.
“Now we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, in order that we might know the things freely given to us by God.” (1Cor 2:12)
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