No Perfect Translations Of The Bible

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Hi A____,

Thank you for your question. This is a very common question. All of orthodoxy teaches that Christ is trying right now to convert the whole world. One of the most quoted scriptures at an altar call is in 2 Corinthians.

2Co 6:2 For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

This scripture is quoted as if it actually said ‘I have heard thee in the only time accepted and in the only day of salvation have I succoured thee, behold now is the only accepted time, behold now is the only day of salvation.” Now I ask you, do you see the words ‘the only’ anywhere in 2Co 6:2? No, you don’t. Instead you see “A time accepted…” This verse is quoted from Isa 49. Here is what it actually says:

Isa 49:8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee…

Nowhere in scripture are we told that God is trying to save the world at this time. We are told that Christ has already paid the price for our sins, “and not for ours only but for the sins of the whole world.” Yet we are also informed that the “whole world” is not at this time being either called or chosen.

Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Why is this so, at this time? Here is the only reason for this paradox:

Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

This is the whole point of a paper I have written entitled ‘Will God’s Strong Delusion Deceive You?’ [] God is not trying to save the world at this time. God is, at this time “choosing a few,” by and through whom He will, in the future “save the whole world.”

Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their [ the Jews] unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may [ at a later date] obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

Why are all concluded by God to be in “unbelief?” “That He might have mercy upon all.”

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

But only a few are chosen at this time. That is why it is a lake of fire instead of an ocean or a sea.

Isa 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites [The “many called,” who really have no use for the way God is doing things]. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

That is a question that not one of these ‘called’ but not ‘chosen’ ministers could scripturally answer. But Isaiah answers it in the very next verse, explaining exactly what the ‘lake of fire’ is all about:

Isa 33:15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

So to answer your question directly:

First, God does not want a “perfect Bible with no errors in it”. That would in no way facilitate “sending them strong delusion.”

Secondly, “God’s own words” have no mistakes in them, and thirdly, a sovereign God cannot fail to reveal His Truth to His Chosen. The ONLY ones who will be “damaged” are those who were pre-ordained to “this condemnation”.

Jdg 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jdg 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

But let’s end on the Truth of the scriptures. What are we told is the ultimate fate of these unbelievers?

Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may [at a later date] obtain mercy.

I hope you get something out of this. Let me know if you think I’m all mixed up, or if this makes any sense to you.


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