Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Queen James Bible

Dr. David R. ReaganPDFBy

Apostasy Gone to Seed!

You will have to see it to believe it, and you can see it at www.queenjamesbible.com.

What I'm talking about is a new "Gay Bible" that was published in December 2012. The very people who put this abomination together have dubbed it The Queen James Bible!

The name they have given it is based on two things. First, the text of the bible is the King James Version as it existed in 1769 (why that date is never explained). Second, they argue that King James was a bisexual who had many gay lovers — hence, the Queen James Version.

This perverted "bible" is not a new translation, nor is it even a new paraphrase. Again, it is the King James Version. The only thing different about it is that those who published it simply rewrote the eight verses in the Old and New Testaments that specifically condemn homosexual behavior.

The "bible" features a rainbow colored cross on the cover — the colors that have been adopted as the symbol of the LGBT Movement (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender). The paperback edition currently sells on Amazon.com for $34.95.

Queen James Bible


Clothed in Mystery

The background of the "bible" is mysterious. No publisher is identified, nor are any editors mentioned by name. On its Amazon purchase page, the author is listed as God, and Jesus Christ is named as a "contributor." (What blasphemy!)

The mystery continues with the press release in December 2012 that announced the new "bible." It was signed by "Reverend J. Pearson of the Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in San Francisco." Internet searches produce no information about such a person, and the website of the church does not list such a person on its staff.


A Misleading Claim

The press release emphasizes that homosexuality was never mentioned in any English language Bible prior to the 1946 Revised Standard Version. It is true that the word "homosexual" was not contained in any English Bible prior to 1946, but that was because the first known use of the word in the English language did not occur until 1892.1

The important thing is not what the English Bible says, but what the Hebrew and Greek texts have to say. And in both the Old and New Testaments, homosexuality is clearly mentioned in the original languages in graphic detail and is condemned. Take Leviticus 18:22 for example: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination" (KJV).

In the New Testament, in 1 Corinthians 6:9, a list of sinners is presented who "shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Included in this list are the "effeminate" and "abusers of themselves with mankind" (KJV). The latter phrase is translated as "homosexuals" in most modern translations (NKJV, NLT, NIV, ESV and NASV). The use of the term homosexual is entirely appropriate, for the Greek term used is arsenokoites, which according to Thayer's Greek Lexicon means "one who lies with a male as a female."2

The Greek word is a compound one made up of two terms: arsenos, which means male, and koitain, which means sleep with and have sexual relations with. As one expert has put it, the literal if not wooden translation of the term would be "male bedders."3

Incredibly, the editor's notes in the "bible" say that they originally just considered deleting the eight offending verses from the Bible! They decided against that approach because it "brushes the problem under the rug."4 Also, they felt that people would throw Revelation 22:18-19 at them which warns against editing the Bible — even though they claim that warning applies only to the book of Revelation. So, they decided to leave the verses in, but to rewrite them. As they put it, "We wanted our Bible bullet-proof from the ones shooting bullets."5


Imaginative Editing

The "editing" they proceeded to do was right out of Alice in Wonderland. Declaring Leviticus 18:22 to be a "horribly outdated" moral code, they rewrote it to read: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech: it is an abomination."6 The words, "in the temple of Molech," were simply made up and inserted in an effort to argue that the verse is talking about sex with male prostitutes in pagan temples.

The Genesis 19 story concerning the homosexuals of Sodom and Gomorrah who demanded to have sex with the men visiting Lot is converted into a story about "bullying strangers" and raping them.8 And the New Testament reference to the story in Jude 1:7 is rewritten to condemn sex with angels!9

Romans 1:26-27, which clearly condemns both lesbian and gay sex, is written off as "obtuse language."10 These verses are then reinterpreted to refer to women defiling themselves, as with "pagan dancing" and the men "worshiping pagan idols."11

Finally, in 1 Timothy 1:9-10 there is a list of unlawful acts. In modern English translations, verse 10 refers to "immoral men and homosexuals" (NASV). The King James refers to "whoremongers" and those who "defile themselves with mankind." The editors of the Gay Bible changed the verse by dropping the words, "with mankind."12


Concluding Thoughts

The press release announcing the publication of the "bible" concluded with these words: "You can't choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus. Now you can choose a Bible too."13

Yes, people are free to choose the Jesus of their choice. But it is only the true Jesus who saves, not the false Jesus of the Mormons or the Jehovah's Witnesses or the editors of the Gay Bible who have selected a gay-friendly Jesus who winks at their sin.

"But Jesus never specifically condemned gay sex," they always claim. He didn't have to because in His teaching about sex, He made it clear that all sex outside a marriage relationship between a man and a woman is immoral and sinful (Matthew 19:4-5).

The editors of the Gay Bible have done exactly what the editors of the Jehovah's Witnesses Bible did in 1961 when they published their New World Translation. They rewrote all the verses they disagreed with.

What will be next? The Adulterer's Bible? The Fornicator's Bible? Why not go all the way and just cut out all the verses that refer to sin?

"But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self... unholy... haters of good... lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God..." - 2 Timothy 3:1-4


Notes

1) Merriam-Webster Dictionary, www.m-w.com.

2) "New Testament Greek Lexicon — King James Version," www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/kjv.

3) William Muehlenberg, "Review of the Queen James Bible," www.amazon.com.

4) "Editor's Notes to the Queen James Bible," http://queenjamesbible.com/gay-bible, page 2.

5) Ibid.

6) Ibid., pages 2 and 4.

7) Ibid., pages 5-6.

8) Ibid., page 3.

9) Ibid., pages 11-12.

10) Ibid., page 6.

11) Ibid., pages 7-8.

12) Ibid., page 11.

13) "A Gay Bible," http://queenjamesbible.com, page 2.

6 comments:

Jan said...

Strong delusion, apostasy. This has been going on more adamant since the last 4 years, going on more years due to approval of gay marriage and other benefits now related to homosexuality. What deception caused by approval of this and rebellion against God's word. Brothers and sisters we will continue in prayer that God will draw men and women to Him. Thank you Jesus, for the authority to use your name, and thank you for your precious blood shed for us.




Bud Lambert said...

I'm not as laid back as most I tell things the way I see it. I find it interesting that this book from hell shows no authors or publisher. I really don"t care who you are, God knows. I will guarantee you that these people who have no name are not gay. It all comes down to one thing, MONEY.
BUD lAMBERT

Anonymous said...

This proves how decreped our "nation" has become.

Anonymous said...

First of all is all I can say is WOW..........!!!!!!!!!!!! How dare you, take the holy word of God for your own this is truly foolishness, we must realize that in the last days what the book of
2nd Timothy says about lovers of self more then lovers of God, I am
going to Pray for those that believe in this lie,I was searching for Queen ester of the holy bible and when I googled queen this mess came up im sick to my stomach and crying at the same time this is shameful, funny how satan wants every thing that God has, but he hates our Loving Father, if I hated someone that much I would not want anything they have satan wants all that God has WOW.....be careful who you allow to control your life , who you let in your life, Pray, study the true word of God daily , love daily live in peace, peace and blessings to all may the Grace of God be with you. in Jesus name Amen.

Anonymous said...

This is a total twist of Gods word taking these verses and turning it into something it's not is wrong. This is an abomination to God clearly. In the end of revelation it says not to tamper with Gods word, and this bible is describing clearly what God says not to do. May God have mercy on there souls.

Steve Finnell said...

KING JAMES "ONLY"

Which translation of the Bible is trustworthy? There are those who come dangerously close to labeling anyone who does not take the position, that the King James Version is the only reliable English version of God's word, as heretics. Some congregations only allow reading or teaching from from the King James Version.

The first question you have ask, is, did God wait 600 years before He gave us a Bible we could trust?

The King James Version was originally translated in 1611 and it included apocrypha books. Do the King James "only" advocates use the original 1611 edition? No, they do not. The original 1611 KJV is for all practical purposes unreadable. Most translations of the 1611 KJV found in Christian bookstores are in fact the 1779 KJV.

The 1611 KJV has been changed or revised in 1612, 1613, 1629, 1638, 1744, 1762, 1769, 1833 to name a few. If you are a KJV "ONLY" advocate, how would you select which revision is the only trustworthy English version of God's word?

For the serious Bible student I would suggest a word for word translation of the Bible; such as New American Standard Bible, English Standard Version, King James Version, or New King James Version.

Can you read a word for word and thought for thought version; such as the New International Version and still understand the truth about the gospel of Jesus Christ? Of coursed you can. I have no doubt that you can read the NIV, as well as many other translations and still spend eternity with God.

The problem with understanding the Bible does not come from reading the wrong translation, it comes from rejecting the simple truth found in Scripture. Just believe the translation that you read.

1 Peter 1:23-25 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God ......25 BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER...

It you believe God had the ability to create the heavens and the earth, why would you not believe that He has the power to give us more than one translation of His word that we can trust?

(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

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