And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:23&24)
A REMARKABLE DOCUMENT ON THE BIBLE
( found in Westminster Abbey, nameless and dateless )
A nation would be truly blest if it were governed by no other laws than this blesses book. It is so complete a system that nothing need be added to it, or taken from it. It contains most things needful to know or done. It affords a copy for a king, and a rule for a subject. It gives instruction and counsel to a senate, authority and direction to a magistrate. It cautions a witness, requires an impartial verdict from the jury and furnishes the judge with his sentence. It sets the husband as lord of the household, and the wife as mistress of the table; tell him how to rule, and her how to manage. It entails honour to parents, and enjoins obedience in children. It prescribes and limits the sway of the sovereign, the ruler of the ruler, and the authority of the master, commands the subject to honour, and the servants to obey, and promises the blessings and protection of its Author to all who walk by its rules. It promises food and raiment, and limits the use of both. It points out a faithful and eternal guardian to the departing husband and father, tell him with whom to leave his fatherless children, and in whom his widow is to trust, and promises to be a father to the former and a husband to the latter. It defends the right of all, and reveals vengeance to every defrauder, over-reacher and oppressor. It is the first book, and the best book and the oldest book in the world. It contains the choicest matter, gives the best instruction, and affords the greatest pleasure and satisfaction that can be revealed. It contains the best laws and the profoundest mysteries that ever were perused. It brings the best of tidings, and affords the best of comfort to the inquiring and disconsolate. It exhibits life and immortality and shows the way to everlasting glory. It is a brief recital of all that is past and is a certain prediction of what is to come. It settles all matters in debate, resolves all doubts, and eases the mind and conscience of all their scruples. It reveals the only and true God, shows the way to Him, set aside all other gods, and describes the vanity of them, and of all who trust in them.
In short, It is a book of laws to show right and wrong, a book of wisdom that condemns all folly, and makes the foolish wise. A book of truth that detects all lies and confronts all errors and the book of life that shows the way from everlasting death. It is the most compendious book in the world, the most authentic and the most entertaining history that ever was published. It describes the celestial, terrestrial, and infernal world, human tribes and angelic myriads. It will instruct the most accomplished mechanic and the profoundest artist. It teaches the best rhetoricians and exercises the wise anatomist and finds employment for the nicest critic. It corrects the vain philosopher, and guides the wise astronomer. It exposes the subtle sophist and makes the diviner mad. It is the best evidence that ever was produced, and best deed that ever was sealed, the best will that ever was made, and the best testament that ever was signed. To understand it is to be wise indeed, but to be ignorant of it is to be destitute of wisdom. It is a complete code of laws, a perfect body of divinity, an unequalled narrative, a book of lives, of travel and voyages. It is the king’s best copy, the housewife’s best guides, the servant’s best directory, the young man’s best companion, the schoolboy’s best spelling book, and the learned man’s masterpiece. It affords knowledge of witty inventions for the ingenious and dark sayings of the graves. It encourages the wise, and the warrior; and promised an eternal reward to the conqueror. And that which crowns it all- the Author is one in whom is no variableness nor the shadow of turning.
Would anyone believe the author of this document was referring to an uninspired Bible? Why then Christians are so afraid to concede that the English Authorized King James Bible is the inspired words of the living God for the English speaking world? Are they worried that this would be an unscholarly position to hold? It would be truly amazing if one would think the author of this article was referring to some uninspired writings of men that would impact the world in such ways unimaginable.
The Authorized King James Bible is indeed the inspired words of the living God. Satan hates this Book of books and fallen men likewise cannot stand the contents within the covers of this true Holy Bible. How would we explain the proliferation of so many uninspired English versions of the so-called Holy Bible where this Bible needed updating every few months? But we know the very reason for these perversions that come into the market ever so often is to replace the true Holy Bible and sow confusion to true seekers of the Truth.
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (Proverbs 30:5&6)