Correct Doctrine 12

4.4 Jesus Christ was born of a virgin in fulfillment of Biblical prophesy (Isa 7:14, 9:6, Micah 5:2).

4.5 Jesus Christ was perfect, and led a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21, Heb 4:15, 7:26-28, Mat. 27:3-4, Mark 1:24, Luke 1:35, 4:34, 1 John 3:5, Rev 3:7).

4.6 The Lord Jesus Christ died on Golgotha/Calvary for all mankind as a substitutionary offering, taking our place upon the cross, suffering and dying for our sake. Our sins died with Him, and through His shed blood we have remission of sins and Eternal life. Jesus Christ offered himself up for us once and for all as a sin offering, securing Salvation for us, and imputing His righteousness to us all who believe in Him (Isa. 53:12, Mat. 12:39-40, 16:21, Isa 26:19, Acts 5:30-32, 2 Cor. 5:21, Col 2:12, Rev. 1:5).

Today, we take a look at some doctrines that, like the last two posts, have been viciously attacked in sermons, books, and in modern Bibles. Just in case anyone’s going to be contentious, I’m going to put the actual Greek and Hebrew on the page to prove it. I’ve done that once or twice, such as in the Word Faith teachings, because it’s amazing how viciously some doctrines are attacked.

Now, there’s a Calvinist Apologetics blog I’ve got bookmarked (Why? Calvinists just seem to thrive on Apologetics, and the need to defend the faith. I’m not criticizing them for that at all – but my question now is, why aren’t Biblical Baptists obsessed with these issues?). This blog had a post that attacked a good Baptist for suggesting that the modern Bibles are part of a deliberate conspiracy to corrupt Biblical doctrines. I saw a post on WordPress just last week, where a christian tore apart the King James translation of Phil. 2:6, intending to show that the Greek supported the modern bibles.

Well, yeah… cha! You went to the United Bible Text greek, which is an artificial construct, appearing nowhere in the world. Wescott and Hort built their WH Greek Text, based upon a possible forgery and a copy of a flawed manuscript. When Aleph disagreed with B (as it did in over 10,000 places), they went with B. Why? They had a feeling it was the most accurate one. Read their own words, people! this is what they admit to! And Both Nestle-Alland and UBS are almost perfect copies of WH. If he’d been honest, he’d have looked at the Greek text that Christians had used until Wescott and Hort did their nefarious deed.

My point is, these verses that the modern verses corrupt are always certain topics. Why isn’t it ever verses like, 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. Luke 7:5 (KJV), or, 1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. Mark 2:1 (KJV).

If it were random, not deliberate choices… you’d find verses like that affected. No, its always verses on the Deity of Christ, or fasting, or the Blood of Jesus. That’s when you say, “Okay, it’s a conspiracy. It’s deliberate.”

So in my posts on Christology, the King James issue rears its head over and over again. Sorry, I have no control over that – because when you read it in modern translations, these doctrines are always perverted.

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)

21 He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (HCSB)

21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV)

21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)

2 Cor. 5:21 refers to Christ being the sinless offering for our sins, and our being made righteous because of His atoning death and ressurection. The KJV supports that. The modern versions say rather that WE become the Righteousness of God – not the Lord. WE are MADE righteous by His imputed righteous. We do not BECOME righteousness, we are MADE righteous because of what He has done.

The Lord Jesus Christ is God in human flesh. We dealt with that last time. If you read the King James Bible only, you gain a greater awareness of the power and majesty of God. It’s downplayed in the RSV, ESV, NASB, NIV, NLT, LB, GNB, etc.

The lord was born of a virgin – not a young woman. As apologists are forever pointing out, the word Alma in the Bible is always used for a virgin. It may mean “young woman”, but it never has been used for a young woman who was not a virgin. The conception and birth of the Lord was a miracle. Why would you read a Bible that downplays or questions that?

The Lord led a sinless life. He never sinned, unlike us. We sin minute by minute.

“Wait! I thought we were made sinless by His atonement!”

The penalty of sin was taken off of us. Our sins are forgotten and forgiven. But when you do something that is sinful, what do you call that? What does that make you? Christians are not “sinless.” There is no such thing as “Sinless perfection” in this life and world. We will wrestle with our flesh up until the moment of our death or the Rapture, whichever comes first – and I am growing convinced that unless I pass on out of due season, I will be bodily raptured sometiime in the next few years. I’m going to struggle with sin the entire time I walk this earth. But I am spared the penalty of that sin. And the book of 1 John tells me the Lord is faithful and just to forgive my sins, if I repent and confess them to Him.

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15 (KJV)

26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore. Hebrews 7:26-28 (KJV)

3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. Matthew 27:3-4 (KJV)

24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. Mark 1:24 (KJV)

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35 (KJV)

5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 1 John 3:5 (KJV)

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; Revelation 3:7 (KJV)

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:12 (KJV)

39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matthew 12:39-40 (KJV)

21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Matthew 16:21 (KJV)

19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Isaiah 26:19 (KJV)

30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him. Acts 5:30-32 (KJV)

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)

12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. Colossians 2:12 (KJV)

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, Revelation 1:5 (KJV)


Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???