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The Gospel Is Foolish
If teaching an untruth about God blasphemes God, then consider the following.
We Preachers, Teachers, AND Laymen MUST be careful of our WORDS . . .
I heard a preacher on the radio quote this verse:
1 Corinthians 1:21 For since, in God's wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached.
That particular verse is from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, and reads the same in MOST other 'modern' versions. That preacher doesn't give much thought to what he is saying, for that verse (Holman Version) says that God calls the GOSPEL foolish!
Yes it does!
Diagram the sentence, it is God's point of view here, not man's.
I am aware of the verses that say MAN calls the Gospel foolishness, this IS NOT them!!!
Some people will say that other passages in the perverted bibles will make it clear that God is not really calling the Gospel foolish.
Here is truth, different things are not the same. So, if that is true, and ANY 3 year old knows that that statement is true, then things that are the same are NOT different.
The modern versions say they make the Bible easy to read.
But if the same bibles say DIFFERENT things, then they are NOT the same.
It is also a barefaced lie to say that the various versions really say the same thing as the King James Bible.
EXAMPLES from the text under discussion...
1 Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. King James Bible
1 Corinthians 1:21 For since, in God's wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached. Holman Christian Standard Bible
1 Corinthians 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. New International Version which is published by Rupert Murdock.
1 Corinthians 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. New American Standard Bible
1 Corinthians 1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. New King James Version
1 Corinthians 1:21 For when the world with all its earthly wisdom failed to perceive and recognize and know God by means of its own philosophy, God in His wisdom was pleased through the foolishness of preaching [salvation, procured by Christ and to be had through Him], to save those who believed (who clung to and trusted in and relied on Him). Amplified Bible
The "foolish gospel Bibles" SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ONLY IN VOMIT GREEN!
Diagram the sentence, you see that this verse is GOD'S POINT OF VIEW, not man's.
In the KJB "the foolishness of preaching" is GOD'S point of view of the METHOD HE has chosen for people to be saved!
The "foolishness of the message preached." in the HCSB and other versions, is a HERESY of GOD'S point of view of the MESSAGE, NOT the method!
It is GOD calling the Gospel 'FOOLISHNESS'!
THAT COULD NEVER HAPPEN!
Has not that preacher who gave little thought to what he was saying, BLASPHEMED GOD by preaching a lie? He thinks he is quoting the bible, the Truth, quoting God himself. But he has made God blaspheme his own Word.
And IF the preacher holds forth that modern PERversion as authored by the HOLY SPIRIT of God, has he not BLASPHEMED the Holy Spirit?
God is NOT the author of confusion, and the HOLY SPIRIT has NOT inspired lies,
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
In the service of the TRUTH, the LIVING WORD, JESUS CHRIST,
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Adaptation of blogger's comments:
Let us make something very clear. Preaching is an exercise of a spiritual gift given to fallen men who have been redeemed. Preaching is a HUMAN event. The Gospel is the everlasting message. It is the preaching METHOD that is considered foolish, not the MESSAGE.
Now that you have seen that the NIV and all the rest of the versions above, except the KJV, have made God say that the Gospel is foolish, you are stuck. I am delighted that some of you silly xxxxxs have gotten this far, for you will now decide if you are going to heaven or hell.
You see, my friend, if your "god" has a foolish gospel, you are damned to hell in a hand basket. Don't tell me you can have a Bible which has a foolish gospel, while the rest of your perverted bible is good stuff. Xxxx your foolish gospel Bible.
Romans 1:16 (KJV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Galatians 1:7 (KJV) Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Ephesians 1:12 (KJV) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
". . . . the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation" -- Is the truth foolish also?
Forget "your preference." You better get a deep conviction about the holiness of the PRESERVED Word of God, and use only the King James Bible for English speakers.