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Last update: 2016.04.26

 

Welcome to you. 

 

My name is Hal Dekker.  I'm the translator of the Literal Idiomatic Translation (LIT), which is based upon the United Bible Societies v4 (UBS4) Eclectic Greek Text of the new covenant texts of the Bible, the books of Matthew through Revelation.  The UBS4 collection of texts is one of the most widely used in colleges, universities and seminaries.  What I present at this website is the LIT and my studies of the UBS4. 

 

What's unique about the LIT is that it simply quotes Jesus' apostles, who are believed to have written the new testament texts of the Bible.  If you may have assumed that Bibles in general are quotes of what Jesus' apostles wrote then you may be surprised to learn that they are not, and never have been.  Virtually all English Bibles quote single words correctly here and there, maybe half of the time, but seldom whole sentences.  In whole they are constant theological paraphrases of what someone, or a group of people, i.e., theological scholars and experts, think the ancient writers should have meant. 

 

For the sake of argument, let's assume Jesus' apostles wrote the original new testament books of the Bible, the ancient Greek texts of those books, since the apostle's names are on them.  Why then is virtually every popular Bible ever printed not a quote, and far from it, of what Jesus' apostles wrote?  To what extent can a Bible have mortal made theological theories fudged into it in place of quoting Jesus' apostles, and the Bible still be holy?  Is replacing what the apostles wrote with mortal-made theological theories the same as lying?  Is translating the exact meaning from Greek into English, word for word, an impossible task to perform?

 

I ask you to think for a moment about what may be the answers to these questions, which answers must be answered if our perception of a Holy Bible is to be maintained.  I believe, and I suggest to you, that simply quoting the ancient writers allows too many contradictions in a Bible to the adopted theological theories of the Bible producers.  For at least hundreds of years now, producers of Holy Bibles have desired to use them to influence others into coming to the same belief they have, a belief in a 4th century mortal-made theological invention.  And without the deliberate fudging of various passages throughout a Bible the readers would be left without written, hand held "evidence" for a Bible publisher's adopted theological beliefs, especially the one invented in the 4th century.

 

What do you want, fact or fiction?

 

The fact that Holy Bibles are full of mortal-made theological additions, changes, and deletions designed to alter and replace what Jesus' apostles wrote, is a shocking revelation.  This practice is pervasive throughout virtually all Holy Bible "translations".  Another fact which is shocking is that in the first century of the Christian ekklesia, which began on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2), the followers of Jesus knew of, and were exposed to, about a couple hundred writings, or more, which many were believed to be spiritually-based and holy.  Many of them dealt more directly and intensely with various Christian subject matters, such as the character of the God; what is the identity of Christ Jesus; what is the true prophesied temple of the God; what is true fellowship with the God, who is a Spirit-based being; exactly what and where is the Kingdom of God (Luke 17:20-21); how can a believer in Christ Jesus receive God's gift of His paternal holy Spirit, and then manifest it in his or her own life to defeat Satan and his little demon spirits; what is spiritual perfection, and so on. 

 

As you may know, common Holy Bibles contain sixty six books written in ancient history by various writers, prophets and apostles.  What happened to the other one hundred and thirty four or so, or maybe two hundred, who knows the exact number, of ancient texts which were considered holy, from which the first century believers were learning and being taught? 

 

It's now believed that the apostles wrote many more letters to the believers than those which have been "accepted".  Who's responsible for their destruction and loss from the world now?  Who made the monumentally ego-maniacal, self-omniscient, decision for all future mortalkind that only the sixty-six books in a Bible now are all that is necessary for our learning?  If the name Constantine means little to you it's because the leadership of denominational Christianity continues to eagerly hide the history of the church surrounding that name, especially about the battle for Christian orthodoxy which occurred in the 4th century between Arius and Athanasius. 

 

Jesus spoke a powerful Truth to the twisted spiritual / political leadership of Israel, who killed Jesus, the firstborn son of the God, in the name of the God:

 

John 8:42 (LIT/UBS4) The (ho) Jesus (Iēsous) enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), ďIf (ei) the (ho) God (theos) was being (ēn) [the] Father (patēr) of you (humōn), perhaps (an) you would be loving (ēgapate) me (eme), because (gar) I (egō) came out (exēlthon) out (ek) of the (tou) God (theou), and (kai) I arrive (hēkō)

 

Because (gar) but absolutely not (oude) from (apí) of myself (emautou) have I come (elēlutha)!

 

BUT (allí), that one (ekeinos) sent (apesteilen) me (me)!

 

John 8:43 (LIT/UBS4) Through (dia) [the sake] of what (ti) do you absolutely not know (ou ginōskete) the (tēn) speech (lalian), the (tēn) [speech] of me (mou)!?  

 

[Is it] because (hoti) you can absolutely not inherently power yourselves (ou dunasthe) to hear (akouein) the (ton) Word (logon), the one (ton) of me (emon)!?

 

John 8:44 (LIT/UBS4) You (humeis) are (este) out (ek) of the (tou) father (patros) [of you], the (tou) diabolical one (diabolou);

 

and (kai) you desire (thelete) to do (poiein) the (tas) lusts (epithumias) of the (tou) father (patros) of you (humōn)!

 

That one (ekeinos) was being (ēn) a mortal-killer (anthrōpoktonos) from (apí) [the] beginning (archēs).

 

And (kai) he has absolutely not stood (ouk estēken) in (en) the (tē) Truth (alētheia), because (hoti) Truth (alētheia) is (estin) absolutely not (ouk) in (en) him (autō)!  

 

When perhaps (hotan) he may speak (lalē) the (to) falsehood (pseudos), he speaks (lalei) out (ek) the things (tōn) of his own (idiōn);

 

because (hoti) he is (estin) a false one (pseustēs), and (kai) the (ho) father (patēr) of it (autou)!

 

This is how the knowledge of lying came into the world, because the devil taught it to mortalkind, and now many of them are masters of how to use lies.

 

This was the reason why all Israel, corporately, rejected Jesus Christ as its own promised redeemer, because its religious leaders, corporately, were constantly lying about Jesus Christ, whom they finally managed to have killed.  Now, are you so naive to believe that this same kind of spiritual treachery isn't still going on in the world today, especially in so-called Christianity?  Why did Jesus teach that the ageless fire has been made ready for the diabolical one and the messengers (demon spirits) of him (Mat. 25:41)?  What do you suppose the diabolical one and his messengers have been, and still are, doing to earn such a reward (Mat. 7:15-16)?

 

The religious leaders in Jesus' time on earth taught the people fiction about the coming messiah, instead of what the prophets wrote about the coming redeemer, about what he would do, and how through what he would do he could be recognized as the promised messiah.  Although they and all of the people could see the specific signs, miracles and wonders that he did among them, the religious leaders kept on saying Jesus was not the promised messiah, and they threatened anyone who would speak in his name about him.  They adamantly declared that Jesus was absolutely not the promised coming messiah, which teaching was a lie from the devil himself.

 

2 Cor. 11:13 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the ones (hoi) like these (toioutoi) are false apostles (pseudapostoloi), luring (dolioi) workers (ergatai), transforming themselves (metaschēmatizomenoi) into (eis) apostles (apostolous) of Christ (Christou).

 

2 Cor. 11:14 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) [this is] absolutely no (ou) amazement (thauma)!  

 

Because (gar) the (ho) Satan (Satanas) himself (autos) transforms himself (metaschēmatizetai) into (eis) a messenger (angelon) of light (phōtos)!

 

2 Cor. 11:15 (LIT/UBS4) Therefore (oun) [it is] absolutely no (ou) great thing (mega) if (ei) the (hoi) ministers (diakonoi) also (kai) of him (autou) transform themselves (metaschēmatizontai) as (hōs) [being] ministers (diakonoi) of righteousness (dikaiosunēs);

 

the (to) completion (telos) of whom (hōn) shall cause itself to be (estai) down according to (kata) the (ta) works (erga) of them (autōn)

 

So, you don't believe the devil and demon spirits are working in "Christianity" today?

 

So where are the false apostles of Christ?  Where is Satan, who has transformed himself into a messenger of light?  Where are all of the devil's little demon spirits, who have transformed themselves into ministers of righteousness?  Where are they?  Have you ever seen one, anywhere? 

 

The devil, the "god of the age of this" (2 Cor. 4:4), and his demon spirits, are still working on many fronts in this world.  But the two most important front lines are in the Judeo and Christian religions, to stifle the revelation of the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and the one true God's new covenant with all mortalkind which the God brought to pass through Christ Jesus.  Doing this is what keeps people ignorant and thereby spiritually weak, and helps / insures the devil can stay in control of mortalkind.  When a person comes to believe upon the name of Jesus, to learn and believe what the God has done IN and THROUGH him for all mortalkind, with His new covenant, that's when the devil can no longer control that person's life; and that person starts to control his or her own life, and starts learning to recognize and control the demon spirit activity going on around him or her, which before was hidden to them through ignorance.  This is why the devil has been so historically involved in altering what people believe through steering their perceptions into what he wants them to believe is the Truth of God's Word. 

 

This is why Bible Translation is such a big deal to me.  The devil's first big accomplishment after the day of Pentecost and the birth of the ekklesia, the one body of Christ, to slow down what the God has done through Christ Jesus to bring about His new covenant, was to replace the true orthodoxy of Christ Jesus with a close counterfeit; which counterfeit really isn't that close, depending on how closely one looks to compare.  The 4th century three-in-one pagan godhead concept was already in use in virtually all other earthly pagan religions. It was was invented to be overlaid upon the true orthodoxy, as the template to redefine what is the Truth of God's Word.  It was put in place through subterfuge and murder, through the use of bloody spear points.  That together the deliberate destruction of literally thousands of Christian documents in circulation and use up to the 4th century, helped Constantine (the devil working through Constantine) put in place a new false Christianity which couldn't be challenged by anyone who didn't have an army like the Roman army, to stop it.  Those people were told what to believe, and they taught their children what to believe, all according to Constantine's plan (the devil's plan) and that's how we have a three-in-one pagan godhead "Christian" theology today.

 

The second most important frontline of the devil's continued charade is to produce Bible translations which are altered to include words and phrases, creative synonyming and paraphrasing, to refer to Constantine's three-in-one godhead orthodoxy, and to pass those alterations off as being what Jesus' apostles actually wrote in the first century!  Bible publishers aren't telling you they're doing this!  You can't open up a Bible translation and go to a page in the beginning and read a disclaimer saying, "Caution: many, many parts of this translation have been altered from what Jesus apostles originally wrote so that we can shove down your throat what Constantine invented in the 4th century."   That's not the way the devil works.  He's sly and cunning, crafty, as I'm guessing you may have read in parts of a Bible which have not been altered.

 

Yes, virtually all English Bible translations are altered in hundreds of places to replace what Jesus and his apostles said / wrote, which was Jesus' true orthodoxy, to make them sound like they were referring to a three-in-one godhead concept.  The fight the devil has on this front is that all of the existing copies of the ancient Greek texts of the new testament of the Bible are being preserved in many religious and academic institutions around the world, and you, I anyone can examine them for themselves and easily see that English translations don't agree in many, many place with exactly what the apostles of Jesus wrote, still preserved in those copies of those ancient letters.

 

These are the two most important ways the devil has been and still is working, to destroy a person's belief in the Truth of the God, through redefining what the "Truth" is.  Most Christians simply can't believe that the devil is working this way, even though throughout the old covenant writings, and in the new covenant writings, the prophets and Jesus' apostles describe and characterize the devil as working this way all of the time, throughout all of history!  Christians are constantly being trained, through the use of Constantine's new false orthodoxy, and through selective reading, the black-balling of certain passages in which Jesus and his apostles teach how to manifest God's gift of His holy Spirit which He has placed within a believer, to keep them ignorant from being able to discern the activity of the devil and demon spirits working in action around them. 

 

That's how good the showbiz is of the devil and his demon spirits.  It is so good!  The devil's showbiz was good enough to defeat Adam and Eve in the garden back then, what makes you think you're immune to his showbiz?  In fact, the devil's showbiz is so good that almost all of those who are searching for and believe they are following Jesus, are on the broad way, going through the wide gate, to their own destruction (Mat. 7:13-14).  Yes, Jesus was not talking about all of mortalkind, but only about those among mortalkind who believe they are following after him.  Jesus Christ was prophesying about Christianity presently in his time on earth, and in the future, which is Christianity today.  The true way has been smothered, says Jesus, and is very narrow and hard to find.  What?  Don't we have Christianity on every corner!?  How can Christ and his "way", his orthodoxy, be so hard to find? 

 

I've discovered, from translating the LIT now for the last twenty-three years, from translating well over seventeen thousand unique inflected forms from the UBS4 Greek texts of the new covenant, that the orthodoxy about which Jesus' apostles wrote in the copies of the Greek texts is dramatically different than the "accepted" / "approved" "Christian" orthodoxy of Constantine being preached and taught out there on most all of those street corners, wherein is the wide gate and the broad way".  And I believe I know the reason why.  The reason is in the passages I've shown above (Mat. 7:13-14, 25:41; John 8:42-44; 2 Cor. 11:13-15).

 

Subterfuge: Isn't it pointing at something to direct attention away from something else, or yourself?

 

It's deflection, from Subterfuge 101, a class taught by the devil.  Believers eyes are being deflected away from staring closely at the details in God's Word which teach discerning of spirits, of how to detect and recognize spiritual subterfuge and deceit, to staring at the supposed enemy of God's Truth, for example, the Essenes and the Gnostics, or anything else which is handy at the time.  This is why the chapter titled Demonology doesn't appear in any works titled Systematic Theology.  The Christian church desires all of its pew-sitters to remain totally ignorant of the subject matter of discerning of spirits (1 Cor. 12), else most all of its leaders would suddenly become visible! 

 

Blame the Essenes and Gnostics - they're the REAL evil sinners?

 

Who were the Essenes and Gnostic believers of Christ Jesus, and why did they believe the resurrected Christ Jesus was the true head of the church?  Why did they believe that they, his one body, reported directly to him, the head of them, and that there were no other "heads" of the church?  Why did they believe that the only other leadership in the church that was necessary other than the head, Christ Jesus, were apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, and that's it!  That doesn't sound gnostic to me, that's what I read in the remaining new covenant Greek texts of the Bible (Eph. 4:11)!  Sure, there were and still are totally fictional "Christian" fabrications developed by some to help them become relevant, but labeling those fabricators as Essenes and Gnostics to handily transfer the character of evil onto them is still the same old kind of subterfuge the devil always uses.

 

What I can't find in the new covenant Greek texts of the Bible is much of what Christianity (it should actually be called Constantinian Christianity) preaches and teaches today, specifically all of the Triune godhead theologically invented stuff which came along in the fourth century.  It's invented nomenclature and all of its associated terminology is no where to be found in the new covenant Greek texts of the Bible, nor in the old covenant texts as well!  There is zero scriptural evidence that the prophets, and Christ Jesus, and his apostles, ever preached and taught anything even close to a triune godhead concept, even though we can read numerous and abundant "translated" references to the Trinity in virtually all Bible translations.  Hmmm, I wonder how they got in there?  ALL holy scriptural evidence which I've seen, deliberately looking to discover exactly what did Christ Jesus and his apostles actually preach and teach, indicates a "one-headed" God, with no other gods beside Him. 

 

One God Vs Three Gods

 

The scriptural evidence, in the Hebrew and Greek texts, not English Bible translations, heavily emphasizes the concept of the ONENESS of God, with there being no three-in-one evidence whatsoever in the texts.  The true orthodoxy of all of the ancient prophets, Christ Jesus, and his apostles, is based upon ONENESS, not three-in-oneness.  Because there is only one Spirit, and everything else in existence is a creation of that one Spirit, is why the true orthodoxy of the God, which he taught His son Christ Jesus, is an orthodoxy based upon oneness.  This is the true witness of Christ Jesus and his apostles, which orthodoxy is still very clearly presented in all of the writings of the apostles in the existing copies of the ancient Greek texts of the Bible.  Many of the other ancient texts which the god-man Roman emperor Constantine banned in the fourth century, banned under the penalty of high treason against the state, are being dug up now and rediscovered, the ones which weren't burned, thanks to the so called evil Essenes and Gnostics who buried them to try to preserve them for future generations.

 

I've heard representatives of Christianity, or may I more accurately describe it as Constantinian Christianity, claim innumerable evil things against the Essenes and Gnostics, while in the 4th century the Roman emperor god-man Constantine trashed and hijacked the true oneness orthodoxy of the ancient prophets, Christ, and his apostles, and replaced it with the world wide pagan pattern of a three-headed god system, which historically has been integrally related to idolatry! 

 

Give To Others Vs Collect From Others

 

The Essenes and Gnostics were dedicated to a life of poverty and self-sacrifice, to love and give to others in need.  But yet Constantinian Christianity has practised, since its beginning, just the opposite, which is to systematically gather up any and all wealth and riches of any kind from its followers, or from wherever it can, to build massive mansions, oops, I mean temples, to provide opulent and glorious living conditions for its own earthly god-like leaders and "head".

 

I guess most of you are still waiting for permission to think about these things for yourselves.  And who are the ones from whom you're waiting for that permission? Let me guess, it's the same ones who pass the plate to you to collect the ransom requested while holding hostage from you the knowledge of God's Word, which they tacitly insinuate you are too stupid to learn and understand for yourselves without their leadership.  Well, if you're still paying the ransom because you refuse to learn that the God and his son Christ Jesus can teach you God's Word directly, it's called sonship, discipleship and fellowship by Jesus' apostles, then maybe your earthly leaders you've adopted are correct in their insinuation!  Pardon me again, but, is it true that you are / were sucked in by free donuts, coffee, and entertainment!  Am I right!?

 

Holy Bibles are fudged for what reasons?

 

I believe there are several reasons why Bible translations are not simply quotes of what Jesus' apostles wrote.  Here are my top two conclusions: 

 

1. Those responsible for the production of a Bible translation, and the translators / translation committee members, were born and raised under the Triune godhead concept which was claimed to be the Truth of God's Word, and their mother and fathers agreed with this and taught them this as well.  Because they were raised into it from children, and so were their parents, and on and on back to the 4th century, apparently now it has become too big to fail!  What I mean is that people see it as being too big to be wrong.  Therefore Bible translations must be made / fudged into being in agreement with the invented Triune godhead concept in all points, at the expense of the preservation of what Christ Jesus actually preached and taught, as recorded for us through the writings of his apostles.

 

In the 4th century when Constantine forced everyone in the Roman empire to believe his Triune godhead invention, while holding a bloody spear point to their throats, that's how the "belief" in that orthodoxy became so big so fast!  The choice of what Christians could believe about God and His son Christ Jesus was taken away from them, at bloody spear point, with the threat of excommunication, torture, and even death.  That's how Constantine's new Triune godhead "Christian" orthodoxy became so big so fast!  It took a massive army working throughout the Roman empire to force people into believing the new Trinitarian "orthodoxy", and the same army to destroy any and all of the other "heretical" writings, which is why I believe so many of the ancient Christian writings from the 1st through the 3rd centuries are now missing.  Many were hidden in caves and were buried, which ancient texts are now being discovered.

 

Therefore now, since the Trinitarian invention of a three-headed godhead has become so big, and has gone on for so long, about sixteen hundred years, it is assumed that the meaning of what Jesus' apostles wrote can't possibly mean anything different than what so many people have been taught and believed for so long.  The explanation for its perpetuation now is still the threat of excommunication.  But honestly, free coffee and donuts, and entertainment, and a deep discount on the price of dinner for two on Wednesday nights, coupled with the fact that people, both mom and dad, are so tired from working all of the time, that digging into the copies of the ancient Greek texts of the Bible seems like too much work.  Why take the time to check it out, since we're assured by our leaders that there is no significant difference in the recorded orthodoxy of Christ and his apostles in the 1st century from that which was invented in the 4th century. 

 

I can see for myself, from having obtained a college education for myself, that disagreeing in class with the new orthodoxy through comparing it to what the scriptural evidence says in the copies of the ancient Greek texts, is a sure way to get flunked.  Therefore, most all those who have graduated from Trinitarian-based seminaries, colleges and universities, are in mostly full agreement with the new Constantinian orthodoxy invented in the 4th century, when they successfully graduated from their indoctrination to take leadership positions in their preferred Constantinian Christian denominations.  

 

From time to time in Bible study classes I've seen great questions asked about apparent contradictions in the texts to what is "accepted" Christian orthodoxy.  This is when everyone becomes exposed to the hundreds of little "one verse" theological theories about what can possibly be meant by them, which is usually something other than the simple meaning portrayed by the words themselves in the texts.  For most people I've seen that it's by far easier for them to accept hundreds of little "verse" theories to explain away all of the incongruences of all of those verses in the Greek texts, than to accept the possibility that what they believe in large part is not the same orthodoxy which Christ Jesus and his apostles actually preached and taught.  Subsequently, since they're absolutely not willing to humble themselves to the extent to consider that they may be wrong, God and His son Christ Jesus aren't teaching them!  Through the ease of convenience most people have relegated themselves to the religious oppression of earthly leaders, into a one hour a week rut where they're fed watered-down milk, if that. 

 

Because how can so many followers of Christ Jesus, on such a wide way, going through such a wide gate, for about a couple millenniums now, be going to their own destruction (Mat. 7:13-14), as Jesus prophesied would occur?  You may think, "How can so many be fooled?"  All Israel was fooled when Christ Jesus became flesh and dwelled among them!  Did you forget?  Corporately, no matter how much Christ Jesus preached and taught them, he couldn't convince Israel they were wrong, and he was the promised messiah, even him doing signs, miracles and wonders, accept for a few on the narrow way, going through the very narrow gate of the belief they chose to believe about him.  And finally he had to call it quits and let them kill him in order to bring in God's new covenant to a few of them in Israel who would believe, and  mostly to others outside of Israel. 

 

The following verse references are about the God's prophetic promise He made, during His old covenant, to personally teach his sons and daughters under His coming new covenant, through the indwelling gift of His paternal Spirit which He places within them. For all those who have received a new birth above in Godís promised gift of His paternal Spirit (Lev. 26:11-12; John 3:3-8; Acts 1:4; 2 Cor. 6:16-18; *1 Pet. 1:23), who are now paternal sons of God, and are now being taught by God (YHWH) Himself, see Isa. 54:13; Jer. 31:31-34; Joel 2:28-29, Mark 14:36; John 6:45, 14:26; Rom. 8:15-16; 1 Cor. 1:4-8, 12:8; 2 Cor. 5:19; Gal. 1:12; Eph. 4:20-21; 1 Thes. 4:9; Heb. 8:8-12, 10:16-17; 1 John 2:27, 5:20.

 

I believe there is another related and intertwined reason why virtually all new covenant Bible translations are not simply quotes of what Christ Jesus' apostles wrote.

 

2. False Christian leaders are in it for the money, power, prestige, etc.  Jesus Christ and his apostles never passed the plate to collect money from anyone, for any reason, not even so they could give it away to others.  In the holy scriptures we don't see any apostle collecting money for the sake of others, to give to others in need, until apostle Paul comes along in the history of Christ's apostles.  And then at some point in one of his itineraries when he and his companions ran out of financial resources, they accepted a small "gift" from the Macedonians.  Latter in apostle Paul's life he admits that he was in error in doing so, and begins preaching and teaching that believers should be manifesting the power of God's gift of His holy Spirit in them, to energize them to work with their own two hands for the money to purchase their own personal needs. 

 

Virtually all Bible translations try to sculpt the writings to make them look like the apostles never made mistakes.  Guess what, they always made mistakes!  That's how they learned, That's how we also learn.  The apostles made mistakes because sometimes they fell for the deceitful lies and tricks of the devil and his demon spirits.  That's the spiritual battle we all face, although most Christian denominations, through lack of attention to its ongoing nature, allow their followers to snooze, into becoming and remaining endless victims.  And then at Wednesday night Bible study whoever has the biggest sob story about the biggest ass-whooping they received over the last week from the devil and his little demon spirits, that person wins a pat on the back and a little good-rester gold sticky star.

 

For how, through false teaching, a paternal child of God can be stripped of the power of God's gift of His Spirit within, see Mat. 15:8-9; John 8:31-47; Rom. 1:21-22; 2 Cor. 10:5-6; 11:13-15; Eph. 5:6-12; *Col. 2:8; 2 Tim. 3:1-15, 4:3-4; Tit. 1:10-14.  These are some basic discerning of spirits-related passages.  Do you want to be shocked to see hate come into manifestation against you, from your own spiritual leaders?  Start asking them to give you in-depth explanations of these verses, and see how fast they start denying that these issues really exist.  Watch out for the fireworks, because you'll be in their cross-hairs!

 

To summarize, I believe these are the two reasons causing the most affect in the falsification of Bible translations:

 

1. "church leadership's" ignorance of Jesus' true orthodoxy;

 

2. "church leadership's" desire for personal gain, monetary, social power and influence, etc..

 

These two reasons imply a false leadership, of a false "Christian" orthodoxy, which Christianity I call Constantinian Christianity, the one invented in the 4th century.

 

Obviously these two causes have some effect on the administration of the true orthodoxy of Christ Jesus, but they don't appear to be its main goals, which true goals are love, forgiveness, mercy, redemption, wholeness, and of course the upholding of the integrity and veracity of God's true Word.  The leadership of Constantinian Christianity appears to do just the opposite while smiling from ear to ear; they keep their pew-sitters as ignorant as possible of all of the in-depth spiritual concepts / mysteries inherent in the new covenant, while fleecing them of their hard-earned money so they don't need to lift a finger to work with their own hands to provide for themselves their own personal needs.  They cast (a showbiz term) themselves as a Levitical high priesthood which is still under a now defunct old covenant law, and their followers as those who must honor whatever rituals, rites, and elements of the old covenant of the Mosaic law (whether they are truly elements or not) with which they decide to invent.  I spoke about this already above.

 

What about the righteous concept inherent within God's Word, Truth In translation?

 

I've heard some "experts" say that quoting the ancient writers would sacrifice making the Truth explicit.  That, my friend, is not just another lie, but a very dangerous lie designed to side-track readers from reading and understanding Jesus' true orthodoxy.  That lie is designed to obstruct believers from reading / hearing Jesus' true orthodoxy, and subsequently believing it to receive God's new birth above in His gift of His paternal holy Spirit, which is wholeness and sonship.  Truth in translation uncovers Jesus' true orthodoxy.

 

Quoting the ancient writers word-for-word doesn't sacrifice the Truth, but does just the opposite, it makes the Truth explicit.  Since the LIT is a word-for-word quote of exactly what Jesus' apostles wrote, it reveals Jesus' true orthodoxy, the Truth, dramatically.  The LIT does this because it meticulously preserves all of the inflected forms of all of the parts of speech into the English language, just the way Jesus' apostles wrote them.

 

Jesus stated that what his heavenly Father taught to him is the Truth.  And that if his followers stay into / follow the Word which he teaches to them, then they shall cause themselves to know the Truth, which Truth shall free them (John 8:31-32)!  Free them from what?  According to the context of John 8, and elsewhere in the holy scriptures, this freedom is freedom from the bondage to, and penalty of, sin, which penalty is death.  Jesus and his apostles all taught that it is the lies of the devil which lead one into sin and death (John 8:44).  Receiving freedom from bondage to earthly church "leaders", and from a plethora of mortal-made religious inventions for which there is no scriptural evidence, is a good collateral benefit as well.

 

How can followers of Christ Jesus stay into / follow God's Word, the Truth, which he and his apostles preached and taught, and thereby be made free, if Constantinian Christianity replaces God's Word and Truth with Constantine's "Word" and "Truth", with Constantine's "Christian orthodoxy"?  They can't!  The freedom about which Christ Jesus spoke can't be realized without doing what Christ Jesus preached and taught we should do.

 

Jesus taught about several requirements for our discipleship to him, the foremost of which is to stay into him through following and keeping the Word, his Father's Word, which he preached and taught.  Only through following Jesus' Word can anyone be pleasing in the sight of his heavenly Father, the God.  That's much more than a scriptural fact!  Virtually all Bible 'translations" are Trinitarian-based paraphrased Bibles, which are sculpted and word-smithed to reflect the Triune godhead invention of Constantine, which is not the Word Jesus Christ preached and taught.

 

The LIT, quoting Jesus and his apostles, causes the reader to see and understand Jesus' orthodoxy which constantly contradicts many elements of Constantine's "Christian orthodoxy" of a triune godhead.  Quoting Jesus and his apostles reveals thousands of alterations in most all English Bible "translations" which are used to prop up Constantine's theological theory, which alterations are allusions and inferences abundantly paraphrased and word-smithed / fudged into Trinitarian-produced Bible translations. 

 

Simply quoting Jesus and his apostles, as the LIT does, produces a very clear distinction in the differences between the orthodoxy of 4th century Constantinian "Christianity" which is now commonly taught, believed and practised, and the orthodoxy of Christ Jesus which he and his apostles preached and taught in the first century, before his orthodoxy needed to be "fixed", i.e., replaced, by the omniscient Roman emperor god-man Constantine and his "scholars" and "experts"!

 

This translator believes that Christ Jesus, and his apostles, and the prophets, and especially the God our heavenly Father, are all important enough to deserve to be quoted, exactly!

 

For scriptural passages about the true orthodoxy of the God, our heavenly Father, the orthodoxy which Jesus Christ and his apostles preached and taught, please see in the LIT:

 

Mat. 7:28, 16:12, 22:33; Mark 1:22, 27, 4:2, 11:18, 12:38; Luke 4:32; John *7:16, *17, *18:19; Acts *2:42, 5:28, *13:12; Rom. 16:17; 1 Cor. 14:6, 26; Heb. 6:2, 13:9; 2 Tim. 4:2; 2 John *1:9, 10; Rev. 2:14, 15, 24, 6:17.

 

Here's a quote of what apostle Paul wrote, and meant, reproving the believers in Galatia for beginning to wander away from the true orthodoxy of the God, which true orthodoxy was the preaching and teaching of Christ Jesus and his apostles: 

 

Gal. 1:6 (LIT/UBS4) I am amazed (thaumazō), because (hoti) thusly (houtōs), quickly (tacheōs) you are causing yourselves to be placed (metatithesthe) away from (apo) the one (tou) having called you aloud (kalesantos humas) in (en) [the] grace (charity) of Christ (Christou), into (eis) an evangelism (euangelion) of another kind2087 (heteron),

 

Gal. 1:7 (LIT/UBS4) of which (ho) [Evangelism] there is (estin) absolutely not (ouk) another (allo)!

 

Oh, does that mean that there is no need for another evangelism / orthodoxy to be invented in the 4th century by Constantine, or anyone?  Does that mean the the God got His orthodoxy correct the first time, when He introduced it to His son Christ Jesus, to preach and teach to his apostles, and everyone?

 

There are (eisin) some (tines), if (ei) not (mē) the ones (hoi) troubling (tarassontes) you (humas), desiring (thelontes) also (kai) to twist together (metastrepsai) the (to) Evangelism (euangelion) of the (tou) Christ (Christou).

 

Gal. 1:8 (LIT/UBS4) BUT (alla), if perhaps (ean) we (hēmeis) also (kai), or (ē) a messenger (angelos) out (ex) of heaven (ouranou) may cause itself to evangelize (euangelizētai) to you (humin) [anything] beside (parí) that which (ho) we caused ourselves to evangelize (euēngelisametha) to you (humin), let him be (estō) a cursed-up one (anathema)!

 

Does that sound to you like apostle Paul expects another "authorized" evangelism or orthodoxy to come along to "fix" or replace the one he was preaching, the evangelism he was taught by revelation from Christ Jesus, the one which Christ Jesus was taught by revelation from his heavenly Father, the one true God almighty?

 

Gal. 1:9 (LIT/UBS4) As (hōs) we said before (proeirēkamen), and (kai) at this time (arti) again (palin) I say (legō), if (ei) anyone (tis) is causing himself to evangelize (euangelizetai) to you (humas) [anything] beside (parí) that which (ho) you received alongside (parelabete) [of us], let him be (estō) a cursed-up one (anathema)!

 

If anyone who evangelizes another evangelism, other than the one Christ Jesus preached and taught, is a cursed-up one by the God, then how about those who accept and believe a false evangelism?  Are they cursed-up by the God also?  Do you think, if you can, that believing a false evangelism brings God's great and precious promises to come to pass in your life (2 Pet. 1:4)?  This is what I mean by God damned.  I'm giving it to you fairly straight here.  Can you handle it?

 

Gal. 1:10 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) at this time (arti) do I persuade (peithō) mortals (anthrōpous), or (ē) the (ton) God (theon)?

 

Or (ē) do I search (zētō) to be agreeable (areskein) to mortals (anthrōpois)?

 

If (ei) yet (eti) I am being agreeable (ēreskon) to mortals (anthrōpois), perhaps (an) I am absolutely not still causing myself to be (ouk ēmēn) a slave (doulos) of Christ (Christou)!?

 

Gal. 1:11 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) I make known (gnōrizō) to you (humin), brothers (adelphoi), the (to) Evangelism (euangelion), the one (to) having been evangelized (euangelisthen) under (hupí) me (emou), that (hoti) it is absolutely not (ouk estin) down according to (kata) mortals (anthrōpon)!

 

For those of you who have just joined us, can you read the part of that last verse that is underlined, that the evangelism which Christ Jesus and all of his apostles taught, which apostle Paul also taught, was an evangelism absolutely not down according to mortals, such as the evangelism created in the 4th century by the mortal man, excuse me, god-man, Roman emperor Constantine?  Can you read that?  I'm simply quoting the Greek text of the new testament.  If you don't like it go complain to God.  Or go do what your church leadership tells you, go read a fudged "translation" so you'll feel better.  Keep on buying (certainly you don't have the latest, coolest Bible!  You need to buy a new one!) and reading different ones until you find one that makes you feel better.

 

Gal. 1:12 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) but absolutely not (oude) did I receive (egō parelabon) it (auto) alongside (para) of mortals (anthrōpou), and absolutely neither (oute) was I taught (edidachthēn) [it], BUT (alla), through (dií) a revelation (apokalupseōs) of Jesus (Iēsous) Christ (Christou)!

 

The Constantinian "Christian orthodoxy" invented in the 4th century, and imposed by Constantine's generals through the use of bloody spear points, declares the God, and His son Christ Jesus and Jesus' apostles to be liars; that the orthodoxy they preached and taught was not the true orthodoxy, the Word and Truth of God!  The imposition of the 4th century orthodoxy declares that Jesus' 1st century orthodoxy was corrupt and in error, because Jesus and his apostles didn't preach and teach a three-headed triune godhead scheme.  The omniscient Constantine and his scholars declare that their pagan triune godhead orthodoxy is the true Way, the Truth, and the Life, and absolutely not the orthodoxy which Christ Jesus and his apostles preached and taught (John 14:6)!

 

Apostle John wrote by revelation of Christ Jesus also (Rev. 1:1-2):

 

Rev. 1:1 (LIT/UBS4) A revelation (apokalupsis) of Jesus (Iēsou) Christ (Christou), which (hēn) the (ho) God (theos) gave (edōken) to him (autō) to thoroughly show (deixai) to the (tois) slaves (doulois) of him (autou) things which (ha) [are] necessary (die) to cause themselves to come to pass (genesthai) in (en) acceleration (tachei)

 

And (kai) it was signified (esēmanen), he having sent (aposteilas) [it] through (dia) the (tou) messenger (angelou) of him (autou), to the (tō) slave (doulō) of him (autou), John (Iōannē);

 

Rev. 1:2 (LIT/UBS4) who (hos) witnessed (emarturēsen) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou), and (kai) the (tēn) witness (marturian) of Jesus (Iēsou) Christ (Christou), whatever things (hosa) he saw (eiden).

 

So then, is the Word of God, the witness of Jesus Christ, in error in apostle John's writings as well?  Apparently, according to many translators and translation committees, based upon most all "translations".  According to fudged translations the God and His son Christ Jesus were wrong in many places about the true orthodoxy which Christ Jesus witnessed to his slaves, his apostles! 

 

Apostle Peter wrote by revelation of Christ Jesus as well (2 Pet. 1:19-21):

 

2 Pet. 1:19 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) we hold (echomen) the (ton) prophetic (prophētikon) Word (logon) [as] an established one (bebaioteron);

 

The prophetic Word of God about the promised messiah Christ Jesus, the evangelism about him and the orthodoxy of his heavenly Father which he Taught, it is set into bedrock!  That's what the Greek word bebaioteron means.  It is immovable, unalterable, unchangeable, not needing to be revised, complete in and of itself with no need for any addendums.  When the prophetic Word of the God is learned and believed it will produce the same supernatural results in anyone's life today, just as it was meant to do and has done at any time in history.  Only the true living Word of the God (John 6:63) will produce results, not a false one.

 

for which (hō) you do (poieite) beautifully (kalōs) paying attention to (prosechontes) [it] as (hōs) a lamp (luchnō) shining (phainonti) in (en) an obscure (auchmērō) place (topō);

 

 [paying attention to it] until (heōs) of which (hou) day (hēmera) it may reflect through (diaugasē), and (kai) [the] light-bearing one (phōsphoros) may rise up (anateilē) in (en) the (tais) hearts (kardiais) of you (humōn);

 

The orthodoxy which Christ Jesus and his apostles preached and taught made no mention of a triune godhead concept.  And Jesus' orthodoxy was an established one (bebaioteron), according to apostle Peter, an established orthodoxy which needed no further addendums, because it already worked just fine (Acts 2:38-41) because it was Truth.  The Roman emperor god-man Constantine and his "Christian" scholars and experts invented the triune godhead concept patterning it after virtually all other pagan religions already in existence on the face of the earth. 

 

Now Trinitarians believe and teach that their 4th century Constantinian triune godhead "orthodoxy" is the true "lamp" which everyone should follow.  Apostle Peter stated that following only the true "lamp" brings the light-bearing one, Christ Jesus, to rise up in a believer's heart, i.e., Christ in you (Col. 1:27), which is a new birth above in God's gift of His paternal Spirit, with the God and His son indwelling in a believer!

 

The imposition of the 4th century orthodoxy of Constantine declares that the almighty God must be a house divided against Himself, since the 1st century orthodoxy with which He sent His son Christ Jesus to witness to us was, according to them, in error and needed to be "fixed" by Constantine and his omniscient scholars.  The omniscient Roman emperor god-man Constantine and his "scholars" and "experts" claim that they invented the triune godhead scheme while being brought under the influence of holy Spirit, in order to fix the erroneous 1st century orthodoxy of Christ Jesus and his apostles, who while being brought under the influence of holy Spirit got it wrong in the first place! 

 

No matter what is said by whom, the simple fact still remains: 

 

Virtually all English Bible translations are chocked full of theologically biased paraphrases and false synonyms to inject the 4th century Constantinian "Christianity" invention into them.  The lack of Biblical scriptural evidence for Constantinian "Christianity" can be witnessed by anyone with enough desire to make an honest comprehensive comparison between the existing Greek texts of the Bible (I use the UBS4), word for word, observing and preserving all of the inflected forms, with virtually any existing "translation", English or otherwise.  This is what I call honest translation.

 

It's honest translation because it doesn't already presume anything before approaching the ancient texts.  And it's honest translation because it doesn't presume that God can't or won't teach those who simply read for themselves exactly what Jesus' apostles wrote.  And it's honest translation because it doesn't presume that what Christ Jesus and his apostles preached and taught was fundamentally in error, and needed to be "fixed" by an omniscient pagan Roman god-man emperor and infallible "scholars" and "experts" coming along in the 4th century.

 

Most all, about 99+%, of English Bible translations are produced by Trinitarian theology-based organizations.   Most all Bibles are literally Constantinian Bibles, because they've been fudged to reflect the Constantinian-invented 4th century "orthodoxy".  These various Bible producers inject their 4th century theological elements into their Bibles wherever they wish, to push a triune godhead concept, patterned after all pagan religions on earth.  They have hijacked and replaced the true orthodoxy of Jesus Christ and his apostles with what they believe it should be. 

 

Trinitarian Bible producers are not telling you they are doing this, using paraphrasing, creative "synonyming", and dozens of other subtle techniques to alter English Bible translations in various passages from what the Greek texts say, because they want the reader to believe that those "translation" alterations are what Jesus' apostles wrote!  How dishonest is that!? 

 

What? More monetary reasons for fudging translations?

 

The Roman god-men emperors were notorious for desiring to build their own glory around them, i.e., Rome, and other "glorious" cities throughout the realm.  For Constantine, Constantinople itself was both his tombstone and legacy.  And this is what some "little emperors" of Constantinian "Christianity" have done, are are still doing, throughout the world; still building fabulous buildings around them to show how glorious is their supposed position in the one body of Christ.  In Catholicism we can see the greatest example of this phenomenon, of passing the plate to everyone who has a farthing to give to preserve the god-like legacy of former and present false apostles of our Lord Christ Jesus.  Big paychecks and big edifices requires big money.  Those who benefit monetarily from Bible publishing are in on it too! 

 

Jesus Christ and his apostles gave away almost everything they had and owned to everyone else around them who had needs, the poor ones, blind ones, lame ones, and others who couldn't work for themselves with their own two hands for their own personal needs.  Leaders of false Christianity pass the plates to collect money off of the backs of everyone else who is working, while leading their followers into believing that the old covenant of the Levitical priesthood is still in existence, which is why you should give your money to them to support them, instead of giving your to the poor ones, blind ones, lame ones, and others who couldn't work for themselves with their own two hands for their own personal needs, like Jesus and his apostles did, under the new covenant.

 

Bible translations are the number one producer in the world of "book" sales revenue.  "Christian" Bible stores on any corner selling God's Word would like you to have several Bible translations on your shelf.  Selling Bibles is BIG, BIG business.  That's why Bible producers keep coming out with new "translations" every few years.  A new "translation" absolutely guarantees hundreds of millions of dollars in Bible sales revenue for them. 

 

Any new translation would be challenged to be convincing if a translation already existed which simply quoted the ancient writers of the Bible, the prophets, apostles, etc..!  How many "translations" can there possibly be?  Isn't one accurate and thorough translation all that is necessary?   How many gospels of Mark did Mark write?  How many Acts of the Apostles did Luke write?  Is ancient Greek such a lost and obscure ancient language that no scholars and experts today can accurately and precisely determine what the ancient Greek writers said?  Absolutely not!

 

How can all of the alterations of so many passages in so many subsequent translations of the Bible be explained?  Would translators say, "Oh, we're sorry, some translators who worked on the previous translation didn't know the differences between various parts of speech, nouns, verbs and adjectives, etc., and they couldn't recognize the type, mood, tense, voice, case, gender, person, and number, of verbs, nor did they understand figures of speech, ellipsis, etc., etc., etc.  And so over the last two thousand years we needed to make 500 to 2,000 subsequent translations of what the prophets and apostles wrote!" 

 

Is the evidence of their work saying, "All of our highly educated seminary and doctorate degreed graduates are still trying to figure out the difference between active, middle and passive voiced verbs!  It may take us another 500 translations and 500 years for all of us "scholars" and "experts" to get these simple fundamentals of Greek verbs straight, until we can produce a translation which simply quotes the ancient Biblical writers."   Can translators and translation committees say, or are they actually saying, based upon the evidence of the extremely poor quality of existing English "translations", that "We don't understand the basics of the trade into which we've been trained, and into which we claim to be scholars and experts!?"

 

Keeping the writings of the prophets and apostles deliberately ambiguous and obscure in the way those writings are translated is exactly what keeps religious leaders relevant, and helps them stay in authority over all others whom they've convinced can't understand God's Word without their indispensable tutorship and guidance.  And in the mean time, they need to pass the plate to you so you can pay them for their indispensable tutorship and guidance.

 

Most of the English Bible translations which have been produced, most of them as yet undiscovered by most all Christianity because they are not on shelves in Bible book stores, hundreds of them, can be found online through searching for them.  I believe many of them were not made to make money off of the things of God, but simply because the translators desired to know for themselves what Jesus' apostles actually wrote!  You can find a very comprehensive list of Bible translations and links to them at The Bible Reader's Museum at this link.  I believe some of them can be viewed for free.  Unfortunately I have not yet found one which simply quotes the ancient writers.  Most all "church" leaders, scholars, and experts don't recommend the better translations available because they are the ones which shall put them out of the business of charging you for God's Word and all of the other things of the God.

 

Here is a list of fifty-two English Bible translations and versions which are perhaps the most popular at the time of this writing, most all of which must be purchased $$$ to view them.  These are the ones the publishing companies and corporations are hyping and marketing the most to make money off of the things of God, with virtually all of those publishers being for profit companies instead of non-profit companies. 

 

My guess is that most all Bible translations, either for free online or for sale in Bible book stores, are Trinitarian theology-based productions, incorporating the common practice of heavily paraphrasing to get aspects of the Trinitarian theology into those translations, and then passing them off as if they are verbatim what the apostles actually wrote.

 

What? More on Truth in translation, and Holy Bibles fudged for monetary reasons?

 

The LIT translation here at this website is free, and always will be, and so will be the LIT Glossary of Figures of Speech, Idioms and Colloquialisms, the LIT Analytical Greek Lexicon, and all of the LIT Study Tools which I've developed to help me side-step theologically-biased alterations of what Jesus' apostles wrote.   Jesus Christ taught his disciples and apostles, and thereby us, that we are absolutely not to sell the things of God for shameful gain (Mat. 10:8-10).  But that the knowledge of God's Word was to be given away to others freely, gratuitously, for no charge whatsoever (Luke 14:13-14; 3 John 1:5-7; Acts 8:18-20, 18:3, 20:33-35; 1 Cor. 4:12; 2 Cor. 2:17; Eph. 4:28; Tit. 1:10-11; 1 Thes. 4:9-12; 2 Thes. 3:8-12; 3 John 1:8; et al.)

 

Most all of the passages in English Bible translations which show Jesus and his apostles preaching and teaching this great Truth of giving away the knowledge of God's Word for free, no charge whatsoever, are changed to replace and /or eliminate the exact non-ambiguous wording of the apostles with ambiguous "theological" paraphrases and false synonyms!  Please see my study Modern "Christianity" - The Selling Of God's Word, in which I present many examples of this.

 

Here's an example, one of thousands, of how passages of holy scripture are changed in English translations.  Almost all English translations change this verse, 2 Cor. 2:17, using paraphrases and fake synonyms, to create ambiguity in its meaning, to cause it to say almost anything except the word "selling", which is exactly what apostle Paul wrote and meant!  Get out your concordances, as many as you have, and your analytical Geek lexicons, and look up each word in this verse, word by word, so you can see for yourself how this verse is altered in English translations, in so many ways.  The Strong's number for the verb kapēleuontes is 2585.  The noun form kapelos, means a seller, or a huckster.

 

2 Cor. 2:17 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) we are (esmen) absolutely not (ou) as (hōs) many (polloi), ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)!

 

BUT (allí), as (hōs) out (ex) of clear judgment (eilikrineias), BUT (allí), as (hōs) out (ek) of God (theou), down opposite in front (katenanti) of God (theou), in (en) Christ (Christō) we speak (laloumen)!

 

Here's how other English translations have more or less changed the meaning of what apostle Paul actually wrote in 2 Cor. 2:17, the part which I've underlined above:

 

American Standard Version (ASV) - "corrupting the word of God"

Darby's Translation (Darby) - "make a trade of the word of God"

God's Word (GW) - "selling an impure word of God"

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) - "market God's message for profit"

International Children's Bible (ICB) - "sell the word of God for a profit"

King James Version (KJV) - "corrupt the word of God"

New American Standard Bible (NASB) - "peddling the word of God"

New International Version (NIV) - "peddle the word of God for profit"

New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) - "adulterate the word of God"

New World Translation (NWT) - "peddling the word of the God"

Revised Standard Version (RSV) - "peddlers of God's word"

Wesley New Testament (WesleyNT) - "adulterate the word of God"

Weymouth New Testament (WEY) - "fraudulent hucksters of God's Message"

Young's Literal Translation (YLT) - "adulterating the word of God"

 

First of all, please notice how not one of these fourteen Bible translations would simply quote exactly what apostle Paul said, "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)!"!  They had to change it into something more or less different!  They had to re-word it as if what apostle Paul said, and how he said it, wasn't good enough for them, or God, or Jesus Christ, or whoever!  The words and works of secular writers must be quoted right down to the commas and periods.  But what Christ Jesus said, and his apostles wrote, must not rank high enough in subject matter importance!

 

ASV - replaces Paul's word "selling" with a fake synonym, "corrupting", removing altogether the idea of selling God's Word for money.  It didn't cross those translator's minds that they were corrupting what apostle Paul wrote, through changing it?

 

Darby - replaces Paul's word "selling" with the very ambiguous phrase "make a trade".

 

GW - correctly gets the idea of "selling" God's Word into its translation, but then adds the unscriptural idea that apostle Paul was talking somehow, someway, about an "impure" Word of God, a word which apostle Paul absolutely did not say, and an idea which he absolutely did not suggest.  The word "impure" is not in the Greek texts!  It's been added into the English translation.  Get ready!  This kind of alteration, of adding, or of changing, or of deleting words, is status quo.  And the translators of the GW expect and hope that the reader will believe it's what Christ's apostle actually wrote.  How dishonest is that?  Why not simply quote apostle Paul verbatim?  What's wrong with that?

 

HCSB - uses a paraphrase for a false "synonym of meaning", "market God's message for profit", which waters down Paul's meaning, when it would have been just as easy for the translators to quote Paul, "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)".  And instead of quoting Paul's use of the word "Word", the translators must change it to "message".  And additionally, it adds the unscriptural idea that apostle Paul was talking somehow, someway, about making a profit from the sale, as if implying that it's okay to sell God's Word as long as you don't make a profit.  The word profit does not appear in the Greek text.  2 Cor. 2:17 says, and many other passages in God's Word, that God's Word is not to be sold, period; whether a profit is made, or break even, or loss.   

 

In the Greek texts Jesus Christ and his apostles mention no compromising stipulations or concessions about this, with the exception of one passage.  There is a passage in which apostle Paul accepted financial assistance once when he and his companions ran out of money on one of his itineraries.  But later he, using many apologetic words, apologizes, pays them back, and describes how he was in error for doing so (2 Cor. 11:7-9, 12:13-17).  Modern Christian leadership ignores this in the Greek texts, but prefers to quote their altered English translations instead. 

 

Again, here in this "translation", why isn't exactly what apostle Paul wrote good enough for the translators and Bible producers?  Do they know better what he should have said?  If they demand the right to read into, or add additional wordage into the verse in their English translation, why not then just leave that up to the reader's own imagination, instead of duping the reader into reading and believing their additional unscriptural wordage is what apostle Paul wrote?

 

ICB - correctly gets the idea of selling God's Word into its translation, but then, like the HCSB it adds the unscriptural idea that apostle Paul was talking somehow, someway, about making a profit from the sale, as if implying that it's okay to sell God's Word as long as you don't make a profit.

 

KJV - like the ASV, it replaces Paul's word "selling" with a fake synonym, "corrupt", removing altogether the idea of selling God's Word for money.  The KJV has had the greatest success of all Bibles ever sold in blocking from readers eyes the vital Truth that God's Word is not to be sold to make money off of Christ's shed blood.

 

NASB - along with the NWT both quote in this verse what apostle Paul actually said.  "Peddling" is probably equally as good of an English translation of the verb kapēleuontes as is "selling".

 

NIV - very close, but still ignores the participle inflected form of the verb, "peddling", to replace it with an indicative from, "peddle".  And like the HCSB and the ICB, the translators felt a need to obfuscate Paul's simple statement through adding the idea of profit, loss, or breakeven.  Again, why paraphrase?  What's wrong with what apostle Paul actually said, "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)"?

 

NJB - corrupts their translation through replacing "ones selling" with "adulterate", similar to the way the ASV and the KJV abandon quoting apostle Paul, to steer the reader completely away from the idea of "selling" God's Word to the idea of corrupting it, which is absolutely not what apostle Paul wrote.

 

NWT - along with the NASB both quote, in this verse, what apostle Paul actually said.  "Peddling" is probably equally as good of an English translation of the verb kapēleuontes as is "selling".

 

RSV - comes close, but substitutes the noun  "peddlers" for the verb.   Again, why paraphrase?  What's wrong with what apostle Paul actually said, "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)"?  Substituting a noun for verb isn't translation, it's private interpretation, as are all of these errors in translation. 

 

WesleyNT - similar to the ASV, the KJV and the NJB, its translators chose to eliminate the idea of "selling" or "peddling" God's Word, replacing it with the idea of "corrupting" or "adulterating" God's Word.  Again, completely removing the scriptural idea of "selling" God's Word from the reader's eyes.  Why will they not simply quote exactly what apostle Paul actually wrote?  Are they omniscient, and do they know better what apostle Paul should have wrote and meant?  No journalist would knowingly misquote Shakespeare.  But to these translators Christ Jesus and his apostles don't rank high enough!

 

WEY - replaces the verb meaning "selling" or "peddling" with the noun phrase "fraudulent hucksters", which again is another erroneous paraphrase because it obfuscates apostle Paul's simple and clear meaning of "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)".  Paul's simple and clear meaning excludes any kind of huckstering, whether fraudulent or not, with no exceptions.  Additionally, Paul wrote "Word (logon)", not "message".  Again, why paraphrase at all?

 

YLT - similar to the ASV, the KJV, the NJB and the WesleyNT, the translator(s) felt the need to replace the idea of "selling" or "peddling" God's Word with the unscriptural idea (in this verse) of "adulterating" God's Word.  Selling and adulterating are two entirely different ideas.  Obviously one of them is absolutely not what apostle Paul actually said.  "Adulterate" God's Word is exactly what the YLT does to 2 Cor. 2:17, and what most all of these translations do to God's Word in this verse, with the exceptions of the NASB and the NWT, which translations come the closest to simply quoting exactly what apostle Paul wrote. 

 

What? Isn't what Christ Jesus said, and what his apostles wrote, rank high enough in subject matter importance to merit simply quoting what they wrote?  What?  He and they don't deserve that much respect, which is adamantly given to secular writers?

 

All of these kinds of subtle, and not so subtle, alterations in English Bible translations, thousands of them, alterations away from what the apostles actually wrote, is how Trinitarian-based Bible translations introduce the readers to the 4th century Constantinian "Christian orthodoxy" that was invented then, to replace the true orthodoxy which Christ Jesus and his apostles preached, taught, and wrote.  History records that under Constantine a new kind of three-headed god paganism was blended with Christian monotheism at bloody spear point so the plate could be passed to both pagans and Christians simultaneously!  Constantine, a Roman emperor who considered himself to be a god, needed more money to build his glorious Roman kingdom around him. 

 

In the 4th century under Constantine is when the true orthodoxy of Christ Jesus was hijacked, altered, and then "resold" at bloody spear point.  Since the LIT simply quotes what Christ's apostle wrote, the LIT preserves for any reader to see, the true Christ-based orthodoxy which Christ Jesus and his apostles preached, taught, and wrote.  All of the passages Jesus' apostles wrote, warning about selling the knowledge of God's Word, are clearly presented, unaltered from the exact way they were written, as well as every passage.

 

In another passage, 3 John 1:8, Darby changes the verse to say "we ought to receive such", and the GW says, "we must support believers who go on trips", and the NASB says, "we ought to support such men", rather than simply "we (hēmeis) owe (opheilomen) to undertake (hupolambanein) the things (tous) of these (toioutous)", as apostle John actually wrote. 

 

The debt owed, according to the context, is the doing of good works freely for others in need, and giving the knowledge of God's Word freely, out of love (v7).  Some religious leaders really love the fudging of 3 John 1:8, because it's used to finance their "outreach" trips, and because that's another one of the verses used by them to make a paycheck from you, selling you God's Word, selling you Christ's shed blood, every Sunday when they pass the plate to you!  They're not giving you God's Word freely, as Jesus Christ commanded his disciples (Mat. 10:8-9).

 

I don't wish to fill up this opening page to the Believers Home Page website with more examples like these, which many, many more can be found on many other pages.  But I show these examples here now to make the point that this is what this website is all about.  It's about presenting the LIT, which is simply an English quote of the UBS4 Greek text, of exactly what Jesus' apostles wrote, which honest translation clearly presents the true orthodoxy of Jesus Christ and his apostles. 

 

The LIT represents a paradigm shift in the level of sincerity for Truth in translation!

 

In all cultures on the planet it is considered a high honor, and the highest form of flattery, to be quoted by your peers.  The purpose for quoting what anyone has said or wrote is to imply that what they said, and how they said it, is so awesome and uniquely perfect as it stands that to paraphrase it would be a grave act of disrespect and an extreme injustice to the author. 

 

It's a fact that most all leadership and scholarship in modern "Christianity" doesn't give the God, His son Christ Jesus, and God's mouthpieces and agents, the prophets and apostles, the same level of respect!  They'll read the paraphrased Bible they're holding, but they won't quote what the ancient writers actually wrote!  They'll read their paraphrased "translations", and then they'll say, "See, it's in the Bible!"  And, of course, everyone sitting in the pews being spoon-fed while reading their Bibles has no idea whether what they're reading was actually written by Jesus' apostles, or other's theological opinions paraphrased into their Bibles.

 

What is the heart of Jesus' orthodoxy?  Is it a new spirit-based birth above with God's gift of His paternal Spirit, oneness with the God?

 

Today, much of what Jesus' apostles wrote is considered heresy, such as in John 1:1, Php. 2:6, Titus 2:13, Heb, 1:1-, (and many, many more passages!) compared to modern mortal-made theological theories which have been invented over the last two thousand years.  The ancient writers claim they wrote under inspiration of holy Spirit working in and through them (2 Pet. 1:20-21), as God's agents, which implies that what they wrote, and how they wrote it, was guided by God's gift of His Spirit working in and with them.  Most all modern theologians don't believe that's true, and that's why mortal-made theological theories are "translated" into Bibles to replace much of what those writers actually wrote. 

 

Here's a small part of Jesus' orthodoxy which modern Constantinian "Christianity" has thrown out with the bath water, to keep their plate-fillers dumb and helpless:

 

- that we are more than conquerors now (Rom. 8:37), through being able to manifest God's Spirit in us in any of the nine ways given in 1 Cor. 12;

 

- and that God is leading us triumphantly, not defeatedly (2 Cor. 2:14);

 

- and that it is the power of the resurrected Christ in us who have believed upon his name (2 Cor. 13:3-5; Col. 1:27-29);

 

- and what is the overthrowing greatness of the work of inherent power of God in us who believe (Eph. 1:17-20; 2 Tim. 1:7);

 

- and that we can quench all of the fiery darts of the evil one (the devil or demon spirits) (Eph. 6:11-18);

 

- and that God's Spirit can and will energize in us who believe (Php. 2:13; 1 Thes. 2:13);

 

- and that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Php. 4:13);

 

- and that greater is He (the Spirit of God) in us than the (spirit of antichrist) in the world (1 John 4:4);

 

- and that anyone who has been generated out of God, anyone who has received God's gift of His holy Spirit in them and thusly has become a son of Him, conquerors the cosmos (1 John 5:3-5)!

 

Mortal-made Constantinian Christianity doesn't teach this subject matter directly and comprehensively but "touches" on it with a ten foot pole, while asserting / inferring that God doesn't do miracles any more.  Much of its leadership desire's you to just take their word for it, because they don't want YOU to become spiritually illuminated on the inside, which subsequently causes their identity to become visible to you, and then they become irrelevant.  Modern "Christianity" stealthily doesn't directly teach that any believers who literally believe these new covenant great and precious promises of God are heretical in their beliefs, but they infer it, and they socially abhor it! 

 

Most all Constantinian Christianity-based translations are reworded to obfuscate and play down this new covenant vitally powerful subject of God's Spirit working in and through believers, as His agents, those who have believed upon the precious name of Jesus.  The subject of agency is taboo in modern "Christianity", and thereby in virtually all English translations, except the LIT, which simply quotes Jesus apostles.  Go find anyone's book on Systematic Theology written anytime, anywhere, and see if it contains anything about Agency, which is another chapter they leave out along with Demonology.  Agency is the vital knowledge (oops, I guess that may sound a little gnostic!) of a believer's sonship to his heavenly Father, and a believer's discipleship to his brother Christ Jesus.  You'll find nothing. 

 

To you, in modern Christianity, hasn't something always seemed to be missing?  That's because there is, and it's the orthodoxy of Christ Jesus which Constantine replaced at bloody spear point in the 4th century!  Most all Christianity follows Constantine's pagan three-headed orthodoxy.  And they hate, just like the devil, anyone who doesn't.  But Christ Jesus' orthodoxy is still alive and well.  It's a little harder to find, because it's on a narrow "way" with a narrow "gate", and it's not based upon showbiz, glorious edifices, colorful long flowing robes, and money!

 

The LIT?  Who would want to read such s thing?

 

While attending my father's funeral one of the attendees approached me to offer his condolences.  Previously he and his female companion were pointed out to me and I was informed that they were friends of some of my family, and they attended a church with them.  During our conversation he asked me what I do.   Since I study and translate the new testament Greek texts of the Bible daily, I told him I translate the Greek biblical texts for a living, but not for money.  I told him I'm creating the world's first English translation of the new testament of the bible which simply quotes the ancient writers.  His immediate response to me was, "Who would want to read such a thing?" 

 

I was appalled at his answer, since I never expected such a question from a self-proclaimed Christian, someone who supposedly loves the God our heavenly Father with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength, but yet doesn't give a damn about exactly what did Christ Jesus and his apostles actually preach and teach.  My reply to him was, "Anyone who cares to know exactly what the God has actually said!" 

 

When I went on to inform him how I have discovered that virtually all English Bible translations are chocked full of mortal-made theological alterations from what the ancient writers actually wrote, he was in total denial that that could possibly be true!  The puzzled and deeply troubled look on his face I took as a tacit form of hate and scorn.  Thusly, it's fairly easy for me to see how anyone, Sunday school teachers, bible study teachers, preachers, experts, scholars, etc., are oblivious and careless over the issue of truth in translation, and what is God's true orthodoxy which he taught His son Christ Jesus. 

 

He, like most everyone, ones who are still ignorant of church history, the battles over orthodoxy, ignorant of Constantine, Arius and Athanasius, is too afraid to peek behind the curtain; to discover who is really responsible in history for throwing the levers and flipping the switches which superficially determines what he believes.  .  He would rather stay blissfully ignorant than discover that much of what he believes of Christianity is made up of mostly mortal-made religious theories, which were invented subsequent to when and what the biblical writers, the prophets and apostles of Jesus, actually wrote.  He doesn't dare take a chance on finding out how much of the orthodoxy he believes is actually mortal-made religious invention. 

 

It seems like the older people get the harder it is for them to question their own beliefs, and then be willing to check and see if they may have gotten something wrong along the way (John 8:7-9).  I find this to be true especially for teachers and preachers who have spent their whole lives leading people into the knowledge and understanding of Constantinian Christianity.  The suggestion that a clean quote translation of the new covenant texts clearly produces a dramatically different orthodoxy, in horrifying to them.  What's especially horrifying to them is that if they dared to look closely at the texts themselves, those things they believe may not be true Christian orthodoxy at all!  And this realization would lead them to the next realization, that they are now personally responsible to God for preaching and teaching their entire lives to others things which are mortal-made lies, in place of the truth of God's Word! 

 

As I've already shown above, this is exactly why the ageless fire has been made as a reward for the devil and his little demon spirits, and for mortals as well who follow in their foot steps, lying.  People's refusal to take an honest look for themselves at the ancient texts instead of just fudged "translations", instead of just going along to get along, reveals to me how much people really love the God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength. 

 

From my conversations with many other Christians, virtually everyone's response to me is the same, an exclamatory denial that Bibles can't possibly be fudged, that they can't possibly be anything other than a quote of the ancient writers.  This indicates to me how Constantinian Christianity deliberately keeps its followers ignorant of church history, and of pagan theologies believed throughout the world, throughout time, and of a Christian orthodoxy which was in place for about three hundred years, especially the one Jesus Christ and his apostles taught, before the Roman emperor god-man Constantine's new orthodoxy was invented in the 4th century.

 

I don't see how anyone can claim to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, a learner, but yet be so adamant in excuse-making to stay ignorant.  True discipleship to Christ Jesus must include learning in at least the following three categories of learning:

 

1.  A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the history of both the old and new covenants, their origins and purposes;

 

2.  A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the history of the Christian church throughout the last two thousand years, especially including the knowledge of mortal-made invented theological theories, many of which have come and gone;

 

3. A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the history of the Biblical texts, those related to both the old and new covenants, and other Biblically-related texts as well.

 

All of the categories mentioned in systematic theology books of issues specific to Judeo-Christian monotheism fall into these three main categories.

 

What? There's no scriptural evidence in the writings of the prophets or apostles to support a triune godhead concept?

 

The ancient writers of the Biblical texts couldn't have had a triune godhead mindset, based upon the complete lack of evidence of its associated terminology in the writings of the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible.  That's why it must be fudged into "translations" through the use of paraphrasing and "creative synonyming".  This is why the LIT, which simply quotes the ancient writers, is completely devoid of any triune godhead references and associated terminology whatsoever. 

 

There is no "three in one", "triune", "incarnation", "God-man", "God the son", "co-equal", and so on, terminology used by any of the old covenant or new covenant writers.  Nor are there any references to a "godhead" of some kind, even though that word is fudged into Bible translations three times in the Authorized Version to replace the meaning of what was written, to make the verse appear to refer to the triune godhead theological theory invented in the 4th century.

 

In Acts 17:29 godhead is fudged into the translation for the Greek word theion, which word is an adjective, which simply means Godly one; a reference to the God not being a mortal-made idol of some kind, which idols are definitely not godly.  The whole context is about God's judgment of mortalkind, especially His judgment over the sake of those practising idolatry.  The concept of a triune godhead thrown into the midst of the context stands out as very incongruous.  Apostle Luke is writing about the Godly one, God Himself, not being an idol, not about a godhead not being an idol, which idols are ungodly.

 

In Rom. 1:20 godhead is fudged into the translation for the Greek word theiotēs, which word is a noun, which simply means godliness; in reference to the great inherent power and vast diversity of the creation of the God.  Again, the concept of a triune godhead thrown into the midst of the context stands out as very incongruous.  Apostle Paul is writing about the power of the God to create all the things we see in the heavens and earth, about His power of creation, His power of creation being an evidential witness of His godliness, not a witness to a godhead of some kind.  Yes, the Word, before it became flesh, did assist the God in His creation, since the Word, being the first messenger he created, was created for that specific purpose.  But that in no way implies a godhead of some kind, and especially not a trinity of a creative force, since there is absolutely no scriptural evidence that the holy Spirit is someone other than the one true God Himself, on account of holy Spirit being used by the apostles throughout the holy scriptures simply to describe the God's state of being (1 Cor. 15:35-54, especially verses 44-46), as being a spirit-based being as opposed to a mortal, a soul-based, fleshly being.

 

In Col. 2:9 godhead is fudged into the translation for the Greek word theotētos, which word is a noun, which simply means godliness; in reference to the fulness of the Spirit-based being who is the God, homing-down in the soul-based being who was Jesus Christ; one being living inside of another being, co-habitating together in a "symbiotic" relationship.  Sunoikodomeō, Strong's # 4925, meaning built together into a domed-roof house, is the word used by the apostles to refer to our co-habitation with the one true God through the gift of His Spirit in us Again, the concept of a triune godhead thrown into the midst of the context stands out as very incongruous.  Apostle Paul is writing about the mystery of Godliness, about how the created being (Col. 1:15), the Word, came to become filled with all of the godliness of the one true God.  In this context apostle Paul writes about a created messenger becoming chosen by the one true God to receive a new birth above in God's gift of His paternal Spirit, which birth occurred after the Word volunteered to become flesh (Mat. 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32), to become God's promised redeemer (John 1).  The God didn't home-down in a godhead, but He homed-down in His paternally firstborn son Christ Jesus, who was the created being / messenger the Word, on account of the Word, Jesus Christ, pleased his God, who then became his heavenly Father.

 

If there was any kind of triune godhead-related terminology in the Greek texts I would simply quote it into the LIT, so that I can remain pleasing in God's sight!  But I can't fudge this adjective and these nouns into the English word godhead, ignoring the real meanings of the words.  All of the ancient writers wrote about their own beliefs in the God and His son Christ Jesus, using the terminology they understood from the evangelism they heard, which evangelism and its associated terminology was faithfully passed down to them.  What "theological" beliefs they wrote about using that terminology, is now considered the "old orthodoxy", and considered heresy, since the adoption of Constantine's "new orthodoxy", the mortal-made triune godhead theological theory invented in the 4th century. 

 

In the 4th century under Constantine's rule, a Roman ruler who claimed himself to be a god, he imposed his "new orthodoxy" upon the world at bloody spear point, a little over three hundred years after about three thousand people received salvation on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem in about 30 CE (Acts 2:41).  Those believers who believed the "old orthodoxy" which Christ Jesus and his apostles taught, which "old orthodoxy" Constantinian Christianity now considers to be heresy, received a new birth above in God's gift of His holy Spirit about three hundred years before the mortal-made triune godhead theological theory was invented!  Christ Jesus said that he had set in place the way of salvation for all mortalkind before he left the planet, through his own shed blood and death (John 17:4, 19:30)!  Apostle Paul praised the Corinthian believers for keeping the teaching and its traditional beliefs and practices he taught to them, without charge, which was the "old orthodoxy" (1 Cor. 4:17, 11:2; 2 Pet. 3:15-16)!

 

The terminology the scriptural writers used is the terminology they were taught, which as far as we know was taught by Jesus Christ and his apostles, which was initially taught to Jesus Christ himself by his heavenly Father, the one true God almighty (John 17:8).  The terminology of the "old orthodoxy" still exists in the copies of the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible, for anyone to see, but which orthodoxy and terminology the pagan emperor Constantine abandoned in the 4th century, since he considered himself to be an omniscient god, as did many Roman emperors. 

 

The Godly terms of the "old orthodoxy", and the associated theological ideas they portray, are dramatically revealed in the LIT.  Modern English Trinitarian-based translations, in effect, subordinate the one true highest God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to Constantine, through adopting Constantine's theological redefinition, the "new orthodoxy" of a three-headed God!  Who do you think is correctly presenting the truth of the God's Word about the wholeness/salvation of all mortalkind, all of God's ancient prophets, His son Christ Jesus and his apostles, or Constantine?  Virtually all Christianity today worships Constantine's invented three-headed god, which invention he patterned after all other pagan three-headed god religions.

 

If for the first three plus centuries of the history of the Christian church the "new orthodoxy" didn't exist, at least in the minds of the ancient scriptural writers, then what exactly was preached and taught as the "old orthodoxy", the foundational truth for a believer's belief and practice?  Exactly what were, or still are, the theological contents, down into minute detail, of the "old orthodoxy"?  This is the true Christianity for which I am searching, and this is what I'm discovering with the production of the LIT!  I'm discovering the Christianity taught in the first century by Christ Jesus and his apostles, discovering it word by word and line by line as I produce the LIT, through simply quoting the ancient writers of the new testament Greek texts of the Bible!

 

The ancient writers of the Greek texts of the Bible didn't use any terminology associated with any particular theological theory, especially the triune godhead theory.  And even some of the "old orthodoxy" terminology the ancient scriptural writers used has since been hijacked by denominationalism, which has redefined the meanings of many of those terms.  The ancient writers used terminology which presented and explained the Evangelism of Jesus Christ (Mark 1:1), which evangelism was spread throughout the world through the Ministry of Reconciliation, as apostle Paul refers to it (2 Cor. 5:18-19). 

 

The terminology the ancient writers used to describe their belief in Christ Jesus and his Father, the one true God almighty, has nothing in common whatsoever with the invented triune godhead-associated terminology of the 4th century, but in fact contradicts it over and over.

 

What Constantinian Christianity now calls heresy, the "old orthodoxy", apostle Paul says he was taught it from Christ Jesus himself!

 

Gal. 1:7 (LIT/UBS4) There are (eisin) some (tines), if (ei) not (mē) the ones (hoi) troubling (tarassontes) you (humas), desiring (thelontes) also (kai) to twist together (metastrepsai) the (to) Evangelism (euangelion) of the (tou) Christ (Christou).

 

Gal. 1:8 (LIT/UBS4) BUT (alla), if perhaps (ean) we (hēmeis) also (kai), or (ē) a messenger (angelos) out (ex) of heaven (ouranou) may cause itself to evangelize (euangelizētai) to you (humin) [anything] beside (parí) that which (ho) we caused ourselves to evangelize (euēngelisametha) to you (humin), let him be (estō) a cursed-up one (anathema)!

 

Gal. 1:9 (LIT/UBS4) As (hōs) we said before (proeirēkamen), and (kai) at this time (arti) again (palin) I say (legō), if (ei) anyone (tis) is causing himself to evangelize (euangelizetai) to you (humas) [anything] beside (parí) that which (ho) you received alongside (parelabete) [of us], let him be (estō) a cursed-up one (anathema)!

 

Gal. 1:10 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) at this time (arti) do I persuade (peithō) mortals (anthrōpous), or (ē) the (ton) God (theon)?

 

Or (ē) do I search (zētō) to be agreeable (areskein) to mortals (anthrōpois)?

 

If (ei) yet (eti) I am being agreeable (ēreskon) to mortals (anthrōpois), perhaps (an) I am absolutely not still causing myself to be (ouk ēmēn) a slave (doulos) of Christ (Christou)!?

 

Gal. 1:11 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) I make known (gnōrizō) to you (humin), brothers (adelphoi), the (to) Evangelism (euangelion), the one (to) having been evangelized (euangelisthen) under (hupí) me (emou), that (hoti) it is absolutely not (ouk estin) down according to (kata) mortals (anthrōpon)!

 

Gal. 1:12 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) but absolutely not (oude) did I receive (egō parelabon) it (auto) alongside (para) of mortals (anthrōpou), and absolutely neither (oute) was I taught (edidachthēn) [it], BUT (alla), through (dií) a revelation (apokalupseōs) of Jesus (Iēsous) Christ (Christou)!

 

A very brief comparison is this: 

 

Christ Jesus' orthodoxy preaches, teaches, and emphasizes a new covenant-based "spiritual church", Christ's one body of believers, of which Christ Jesus himself is the one and only "head", or "pope" if you will.  The Constantinian Christian "orthodoxy" maintains the old covenant-based earthly and physical "church" system, a system of earthly temples run by a Levitical-like priesthood having bishops and popes, about which Christ Jesus and his apostles never spoke or wrote.

 

Apostle Peter wrote that the one and only episcopate (Gk., episkopon) of our souls was not himself, but the ascended Christ Jesus (1 Pet. 2:21-25)!  Just because Christ has ascended doesn't mean he is no longer our one and only head of his one body, our one and only episcopate! 

 

Translators have erroneously translated this Greek word episkopos as bishop.  That's not what it meant in the first century.  It was later hijacked by Constantinian Christianity, and the English word bishop was assigned to it in Bible translations for the sake of perpetuating an invented earthly church organization, which of course needs bishops.

 

Apostle Paul wrote to us to inform us as to what is the God-designed hierarchy in the one body of Christ, which knowledge was given to him by revelation of Jesus Christ (Gal. 1:12):

 

1 Cor. 11:1 (LIT/UBS4) Cause yourselves to become (ginesthe) imitators (mimētai) of me (mou), down according to as (kathōs) I also (kagō) [cause myself to become an imitator] of Christ (Christou).

 

1 Cor. 11:2 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) I praise (epainō) you (humas), because (hoti) of all things (panta) you have caused yourselves to be in remembrance (memnēsthe) of me (mou), and (kai) you hold down (katechete) the (tas) traditions (paradoseis) down according to as (kathōs) I passed [them] along (paradoseis) to you (humin).

 

1 Cor. 11:3 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) I desire (thelō) you (humas) to have seen (eidenai) that (hoti) the (hē) head (kephalē) of every (pantos) male (andros) is (estin) the (ho) Christ (Christo).

 

But (de) [the] head (kephalē) of a female (gunaikos), [is] the (ho) male (anēr).

 

But (de) [the head] of the (tou) Christ (Christou) [is] the (ho) God (theos)!

 

See also Eph. 1:22, 4:15, 5:23; Col. 1:18, and many more, you find them.

 

Likewise, there is no mention of a pope of some kind anywhere in the new covenant writings of Jesus Christ's apostles.  This hierarchy apostle Paul describes, of the true orthodoxy of Christ Jesus, didn't need to be "fixed" by the omniscient god-man Constantine and his "scholars" and "experts" in the 4th century! 

 

The devil will always make sure that there is a "good" reason, or two, or hundreds, for the Truth of God's revelation to mortalkind about His son Christ Jesus and His new covenant, the "old orthodoxy", to be labeled as a heresy (Acts 24:14), like he managed to have it labeled in the first century under the Judean "church" leadership (John 8), and then have it re-labeled again in the 4th century under Constantine!  The warnings about this were given (Mat. 15:9; John 8:31-47; Rom. 1:21-22; 2 Cor. 10:5-6; 11:13-15; Eph. 5:6-12; *Col. 2:8; 2 Tim. 3:1-15, 4:3-4; Tit. 1:10-14)!

 

The LIT simply quotes Jesus' apostles, who wrote about the true orthodoxy of Christ Jesus which he taught them, and which he sent them to establish (2 Pet. 1:19-21)!  The evangelism of Christ Jesus, his orthodoxy, and God's new covenant which Jesus put through for us in his own blood, did not then, and still do not now, need to be fixed, or replaced, as if they are in error in any way!

 

 

Hal Dekker