A Line in the Sand

Original Article is available at the web site: http://firmanelohim.org

A LINE IN THE SAND

2/25/13

by Louis A. Turk, B.A, M.Div., Ph.D.

Verbal, plenary inspiration, verbal, plenary preservation, and verbal plenary translation of the original texts of God’s word is the foundation of all Christian doctrines, because, if our Bible isn’t reliable, then we can’t be sure that anything the Bible teaches is true. Most independent Baptists pastors correctly believe the King James Version (KJV) of 1611 to be a perfect translation of those original texts into the English language, and they are therefore careful to make sure that the missionaries they support use the King James Bible (KJB which is the KJV) in the English language, and that is certainly important. But the fact is that most countries in this world do not speak English. So, what is far more important to know about missionaries to non-English-speaking countries is, Do they, or do they not, use translations of the divinely inspired and divinely preserved Masoretic Hebrew Old Testament text and Textus Receptus Greek New Testament text? Continue reading “A Line in the Sand”

A Parable of Water

A Parable of Water

12/10/12

by Louis A. Turk, B.A, M.Div., Ph.D.

Once upon a time there were two groups of people in a third world country who lived in the same large village. The two groups obtained drinking water from different sources. The first group obtained their water from a huge crystal-clear spring high upon the side of a mountain. This spring had been tested for impurities many times, and never had even a single germ or other impurity been found. The other group obtained their water from a river that flowed through their village. There was another small village upriver, where people would bathe and use the toilet in the river; but the river was large, so that changed the appearance of the water very little—to the naked eye the water from this river looked crystal clear also. However, when carefully inspected, germs could be seen swimming in the water from the river, while no germs were found in the water from the spring. Continue reading “A Parable of Water”

Which English Bible Corrected Your Spanish Bible? – Dr. Gomez

(By Dr. Humberto Gómez)

“I don’t believe the English Bible should correct the Spanish Bible”

The previous statement was made by the most outspoken of our critics; he makes such a statement while holding in his hand a Spanish Bible that was “corrected” by ENGLISH BIBLES.

I write this response only because the same statement is being repeated by many others. God’s people deserve to know the truth. Please allow me to demonstrate that the great majority of the changes that were made in the 1960 RV Spanish Bible were taken from ENGLISH BIBLES(The ASV & RSV).

Continue reading “Which English Bible Corrected Your Spanish Bible? – Dr. Gomez”

Bible Distribution in Peru!

Praise the Lord Bibles have now been distributed in Peru!  A container of Bibles from Victory Baptist Press arrived in March to be distributed in Peru.  Missionary Don Rich has delivered over 2000 Bibles to pastors that had been waiting for the Bibles to arrive.  They also delivered Bibles in Ecuador for 3 different works.  Almost 3000 Bibles total were delivered!  Praise the Lord for these Bibles that have gone out!  

My Opinion About Our Critics

MY OPINION ABOUT OUR CRITICS

By Dr. Humberto Gómez

Many have asked me, why dont you respond to your critics?

1. Our critics have a right to express their opinions.

The clash of ideas is the sound of libertyI may be 100% in disagreement with all they say or write; yet I would give my life to defend the right they have to express their ideas and their opposition to our work. Even if they exceed the lines of decorum, it is far better to let them speak up, than to try to silence them. I am a firm believer in the freedom of speech. Continue reading “My Opinion About Our Critics”

A Look At Some of the Criticism Against Reina Valera Gomez Bible – Manny Rodriguez

NOTE:  This is just a plain text version with no formatting.   Original formatting had to be removed for some reason I couldn’t get the article posted with formatting.

A LOOK AT SOME OF THE CRITICISM

AGAINST THE REINA VALERA GOMEZ BIBLE

by Manny Rodriguez

The following quote is from the Translators To The Readers by the King James Bible translators:

“…namely that whosoever attempteth anything for the public (especially if it pertain to Religion, and to the opening and clearing of the word of God) the same setteth himself upon a stage to be gloated upon by every evil eye, yea, he casteth himself headlong upon pikes, to be gored by every sharp tongue. For he that medleth with men’s Religion in any part, medleth with their custom, nay, with their freehold; and though they find no content in that which they have, yet they cannot abide to hear of altering.”

I must give credit to Bro. Shane Rice, Missionary in Peru, who brought this quote to my attention through his website www.reinavaleragomez.com.

What a great truth!

Continue reading “A Look At Some of the Criticism Against Reina Valera Gomez Bible – Manny Rodriguez”

Good Book

God's Bible in Spanish, front cover.

Feb 2013

There is a new book out by Emanuel Rodriguez, God’s Bible in Spanish.  You can pickup a copy here

God's Bible in Spanish, front cover.

Description:

 

How God preserved His words in Spanish through the RVG

     For me to lead souls to Christ I need a Bible. I have learned that not just any Bible will do. I want a Bible that is completely accurate, with nothing missing. In 1602 God provided the Spanish-speaking world His precious words in the Reina-Valera Bible.

     However, after 1602, modernistic, ecumenical Bible societies got their hands on our Received Text-based Protestant Bible in Spanish and corrupted it by incorporating Alexandrian Critical Texts.

     For several years, I was puzzled over which Spanish Bible I should use. They all had problems. I prayed that God would raise up some brave Hispanic Bible believer to revise the Reina-Valera Bible by replacing the corruptions with pure readings that reflected the Received Texts.

     God answered my prayer. This book reveals the history behind the making of the Reina-Valera Gómez Bible (RVG) and expresses the true motives and desires that drove this work.

     Following this fascinating history is a 44 page chart showing the corruptions that found their way into our Bibles, and how they are corrected in the RVG.

Emanuel Rodriguez   

Spanish Bible Comparison Chart – Dr. Rex Cobb

Dr. Rex Cobb’s original chart work, showing 220 verse that have been compared between the 1569 Casiodoro de Reina, 1602 Revisión por Cipriano de Valera, 1862 Reina Valera (Revisión de Lorenzo Lucera Pedrosa), 1865 Reina Valera (Revisión de Mora y Pratt), 1909 Reina Valera (Antigua Versión), 1960 Reina Valera revisada por las Sociedades Bíblicas en América Latina, 2001 Revisión de la Antigua Versión por la Sociedad Bíblica Trinitaria, 2004 Revisión de la Reina Valera por Dr. Humberto Gómez Caballero (RVG).  An excellent work.