1. COULD GOD ACCEPT HIS WORDS TO BE MISTRANSLATED? DOESN'T THAT MAKE THE BIBLE INACCURATE?
-- MICHAEL REGONDOLA
Cavite City, Philippines
2. How are we to judge whether Church doctrine is corrupt or not if we dismiss the Bible as obsolete?
-- RONALD M. CRISS
MA in Theology, XAVIER University
ANSWER: From the side of God, He does not want His Bible to be mistranslated. But the TORAH or the BIBLE was already given to Man, and Man was also given the freedom of Choice or FREEWILL. And Man because of Sin, caused by the Yetzer Hara (Evil Inclination) injected by Satan, mistranslated God's Bible to suit his carnal desires. The Bible is mistranslated either unintentionally or intentionally or BOTH. This is prophesied in Jeremiah 8:8-9, and Job 13:4.
How can you claim: We are wise; the law of the LORD is with us? In fact, the lying pen of scribes has produced falsehood. (Jer 8:8)
The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and snared. They have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom do they really have? (Jer 8:9)
But you coat the truth with lies; you are all worthless doctors. (Job 13:4)
Yes, ALL the Bible translations are inaccurate. Only the original Hebrew Bible given by God to Moses at Mount Sinai is accurate.
The process of translating the Bible automatically change the original words, and this greatly affects the original intended meaning and power of the Words of God. The translators may have the intention to inject their own religious ideas, or may be not. But the fact is, in the translation process many intended meaning and concepts, and the truth of the Bible are either lost or changed.
Don't get me wrong. I don't mean that we have to reject the present Bible translations altogether. We still need the present Bible translations, as the "Beginner's Guide, Elementary Textbook, or Stepping Stone" to the higher levels of God's Truth. But we should not stop, or feel comfortable with these Bible translations. People who develop "comfort zones" with these Bible translations became victims of the following scriptures.
The LORD said, "It is because they abandoned My law I set in front of them and did not obey My voice or walk according to it. (Jer 9:13)
Instead, they followed the stubbornness of their hearts and the Baals, as their fathers taught them." (Jer 9:14)
...the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited LIES, VANITY, and things wherein there is no profit. (Jer 16:19 KJV)
DIG DEEP, AND BREAK THROUGH THE BIBLE TRANSLATIONS TO FIND AND UNDERSTAND THE PURE AND COMPLETE LIVING WORDS OF GOD
We have to dig deeper, and soar higher to really find and understand the PURE and COMPLETE Words of God.
The responsibility to care and preserve the pure and holy Bible or the Scriptures were given By God only to the Jewish people. As the Jews were in exile, the TORAH or the BIBLE was in exile also. This means that the Truths in the BIBLE are scattered all over the world, covered with many layers of falsehood and lies (the impurities of Klipah). This means that to acquire the PURE AND COMPLETE TRUTH of the Bible, we must dig deep, and break through the husks and shells of these KLIPAH. As we do this painstaking process, we must be willing to throw away all those Klipah of falsehood. Of course, we cannot do this by own effort and intelligence. We need the Spirit of Truth and the Messianic Kabbalah Wisdom.
The reality of the Bible translations today is that they are all covered or enveloped with wrong translations and private interpretations of men, which led to lies and erroneous beliefs and doctrines about the pure words of God. This means that the holy and pure Truth of God is still contained within the Bible, only that it is covered or surrounded with the "shell" and "husk" or KLIPAH (Hebrew word for evil forces).
To illustrate my point, think of it this way: We are all familiar with the coconut fruit ("buko" or "niyog"). What we need in these fruits are the nutritious coconut meat and juice inside. We don't like the husk and shell that covers the coconut fruit. So what we do, is that we open the fruit by cutting or breaking the husk and shell to get the meat and juice for our beneficial use. After doing this, we throw away the husk and shell as garbage.
WHAT WE MUST DO WITH THE BIBLE TRANSLATIONS ENVELOPED WITH ERRORS AND LIES
We must do the same with the Bible. We don't throw away the Bible just because it is covered with the "husk" or klipah of errors and lies. What we should do is to "cut through" the husk and shell, and access the pure and nutritious words of God, that give us life! This means a whole new approach to our Bible Studies!
COULD GOD ACCEPT HIS WORDS TO BE MISTRANSLATED?
God does not approved the translations of the Bible, but He permitted it. This situation became a test to people. By this, God can truly identify who are really after His truth, and not after the teachings of men about the Bible. And the prophesy of Christ in Matthew 24:5 can be fulfilled.
Then He said, "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is near.' Don't follow them. (Luk 21:8)
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Mat 24:5 KJV)
And Jesus said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive YOU (Mat 24:4).
So, for those who really want to know the truth of God, they must focus and use their minds sharply to get the true and full meaning of every scripture in the Bible. And they must use all the current technologies and resources available to see and prove the point. And the most important of all, they must ask God for wisdom and for the Spirit of Truth to guide them (John 16:12-14).
As we continue to search for the truth that is truly from GOD the Father, we must always have an open mind, and always check every letter, word, and context of the verses written in the Bible translations against the original Hebrew Bible. If these seem formidable to you, don't worry, the BRIDE OF CHRIST Ministry now exists for that very purpose -- to help the brethren and the public in the true understanding of the pure and holy Hebrew Bible which is a requirement for Salvation.
With the above revelations, we are now forced to go back to the original, pure, and unadulterated words of God, which is the Hebrew Bible, as given by God to Moses. It is truly a big test to every Jew and Christian.
NOTE: Bible verses used in this article is based on the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). If not, the quoted translation is mentioned.
-- LOPE COLUMNA --
The BIBLE EXPLAINER AND REVELATOR