The Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:18 (KJV)
The first fundamental that we hold dear as independent, Bible-believing, Baptist Christians is the inspiration and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures. We believe that when God inspired His Word in the originals, He did not lose the power to preserve His Word to the present. In short, we believe that this preserved Word is found in the King James Bible (KJB). This belief is not based upon man-made assertions, but on the Bible–the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. Jesus makes a promise in Matthew 5:18 that not “one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law”, which means that not even the smallest letter will by no means pass from the law. If we look at the modern versions that we have in our hands today from a fleshly perspective, they all seem to convey the same message, but do they really? If we look at the modern versions with the insight of the Spirit, we can clearly see that ALL of the modern versions are corrupted by Satan (yes, I said Satan)! When you go into a Bible bookstore, you may think you are seeing 100 or 200 Bibles, but you are actually seeing two: The Antiochan and the Alexandrian. To clarify, let’s take a look at the chart below:
We can clearly see that the manuscripts produced at Antioch and Syria were faithfully passed down to theologians who regarded the Bible as perfect. If we look at the myriad revisions in the Alexandrian line of texts, we can clearly see that good manuscripts were corrupted and passed down to theologians who regarded the Bible as imperfect. Consequently, every modern version today* (which all come from the Alexandrian line of manuscripts) subtly denies BOTH the deity of Christ, the virgin birth of Christ, AND Christ’s atoning work on the Cross. How sad is that my friend? In the coming days, we will look at this topic in further detail and will undergo an in-depth analysis of all modern versions today. I hope that you take this issue to heart and pray over it and ponder it, and allow God to show you the Truth of sound doctrine. Be blessed my friends.
The New King James Version (NKJV) is the only version that has its New Testament based off the Antiochan text. However, scholars have made running changes to Old Testament prophesies about the Messiah and have even re-worded some of those prophecies that make it sound confusing or hard to decipher whether it is talking about Christ or another person. Since God is not the author of confusion, we know that the NKJV must also be corrupted by Satan, since it is both contradictory and confusing.