Modern Bible Perversions Do Not Require Believers to Study God’s Word
“STUDY to shew thyself APPROVED unto God, a WORKMAN that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING the WORD OF TRUTH.” –2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
Why do you study the Bible? Most people would answer: because the Bible says so. That is a true statement. The Bible does say in 2 Timothy 2:15 that we are supposed to study God’s Word. However, does the Bible you hold in your hands say that? Let’s take a look at 2 Timothy 2:15 in all of the modern Bibles and see what they say:
|“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”||“Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.”||“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,[a] a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”||“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”|
As you can see, ALL of the modern Bibles remove the word STUDY from 2 Timothy 2:15. Instead of using the word STUDY, the modern Bibles us a phrase similar to: “Do your best, be diligent, and/or work hard.” The problem is that we can’t become approved to God by working hard or by being diligent, or even by doing our best. In order to become an approved workman, we must STUDY to show ourselves approved. The ONLY reason why we study our Bibles is because of 2 Timothy 2:15 IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE. Had it not been for 2 Timothy 2:15 in the King James Bible, we mind as well go ahead and stop studying our Bibles and just toss them on the shelf somewhere.
The modern versions make it seem as if HUMAN EFFORT can make us approved to God. Human effort hasn’t worked since Cain tried to offer a sacrifice to God with his own human effort and failed. If it didn’t work for Cain, it certainly won’t work for us. There is no other way for us to become approved to God, other than to STUDY His Word. Doing our best, being diligent, and working hard won’t make us approved. Only by STUDYING the Word of God are we approved for God’s service.
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We have already seen that the modern perversions clearly deny that we need to STUDY God’s Word. Why waste your time with a Bible that clearly states that God doesn’t want you to STUDY His Word? Go down to the dollar store and buy an Authorized, 1611, King James Bible. May God bless you in your endeavour, as you desire to hold the true, inspired, preserved Word of God in your hands. May God bless you as you desire to STUDY His True Word.