Anglican Morning Devotion for 30 July 2021 Anno Domini
A ministry of the Anglican Orthodox Communion Worldwide
“He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
(John 1:11-14; all scripture quoted is from the King James Version)
The globalist of our day, and since Babel, have wrestled with the idea of a Savior apart from political government. An old heretical philosophy persists that the only manner in which the globalist, one-world objectives can be accomplished is by the elimination of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. They can abide the worship of some nebulous God who exercises no sovereign power, but Jesus Christ is one who keeps getting in the way. He is the Stone which the builders of globalist government must reject. If they could, they would relegate Him to the office of good teacher or rabbi, but no way can they tolerate Him as Savior!
The modern versions are printed for profit. They are not the work of God since God has no copyright on their production. A believer cannot freely copy these modern Bibles without a man’s permission. The editors of such perversions boldly proclaim their right to alter and to change the Word of God to suit the modern tenor. They claim to have superior understanding of the Greek text in making these alterations; but the Greek text they use is full of omissions and distortions. They are based, for the most part, on the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus manuscripts discovered less than two hundred years ago in possession of the Vatican and a monastery in the Sinai desert. These manuscripts comprise less than 5% of all available manuscript evidence. If they were reliable witnesses, at least they should agree with each other, but they diverge in meaning with each other in many points. Though in the possession of Rome since the early Church, even Rome found them unfit to use.
Many ministers are lackeys of their denomination upon whom they rely for their advancement and retirement. So these echo the line of their denominations who have a financial stake in the profits derived from falsifying the Word of God. Like the serpent of Eden, these unprincipled advocates of most modern versions begin with the same question of their mentor, “Hath God said?” (see Genesis 3:1) The Received Text is that which was used by the great Reformers, and it has been the underlying text that has led to the greatest propagation of the word of God for the past five hundred years. Every effort was made by the depraved church of that early day to suppress the truth, and there seems no change in the climate today. If I say I like the Bible of my fathers and the one which produced great missionaries for the past four hundred years, the modern lovers of the new Bibles label me a KJV cultist. Of course, any of the Reformation bibles translated from the Received Text have merit, and I would accept any of them. But the King James Bible is a majestic glorification of God in exalted language and written in such meter as to make easy to memorize.
Most modern (per)versions omit the term ‘BEGOTTEN’ which has been used from the first days of the early Church to identify the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is a profound omission and easy to see through to their ill-intent. In the leading text of this devotion, we see how Christ is referred to as the only Begotten Son (also in John 3:16); yet, these new versions change the term to “one and only son”. That makes the Word of God to lie for all believers are sons and daughters of God. “And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18) While it is true that Jesus Christ is a son of God, He is not a son in the same way you and I are. We are ‘adopted’ sons and daughters, but Christ is the literal Son of God from all Eternity and is of the SAME substance with the Father. You and I are not! Even the faulty Greek text these manipulators of His Word use gets this term right. The Greek word used in John 1:14 & John 3:16 is “μονογενής” (monogenes, or monogenace) This term means the literal bodily Son of God. It means from the same substance of the Father. They are attempting to slowly demean the divinity of Christ, and they do so for profit! This in only one example of the error being passed down in these corrupt versions.
There are literally thousands of changes in the Word in these perversions. Most align with the non-believing New World Translation of the Jehovah Witnesses who do not believe that our Lord is the Son of God.
My advice to the believer: Get a real Bible not produced for profit or trade on God’s Word.