There exist thousands of New Testament Greek manuscripts, but essentially there are two types or groups. The vast majority of Greek manuscripts are of the type that we call textus receptus, or Received Text. The other type consist of manuscripts that come primarily from Alexandria, Egypt, the center of philosophy and apostasy. This type we call Alexandrian. We can easily see the difference that exists between these two types when we compare them.
Using a checklist, you can tell to which type, Received Text or Alexandrian text, any New Testament belongs that you might have.
Continue reading “Bilingual Checklist”
Original Article is available at the web site: http://firmanelohim.org
A LINE IN THE SAND
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
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”
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!
There is a new book out by Emanuel Rodriguez, God’s Bible in Spanish. You can pickup a copy here.
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.
by Dr. Phil Stringer
I have become aware of several criticisms of my friend Humberto Gomez because the Spanish Bible translation that he organized and edited bears his name. It has been suggested that this is unethical, arrogant and egotistical. I would suggest that his critics are not very good students of the history of Bible translation.
Continue reading “Should the Reina Valera Gomez Bible be called Reina Valera Gomez? – Dr. Stringer”
The Removal of Jehovah from our Spanish Bibles
By C.A. Donate
In a recent email conversation with a friend who supports the Spanish Monterrey Bible (a.k.a. “Valera 1602 Purificada”), I tried to explain that one of the reasons I didn’t support this project any more was because of the removal of the Name of God “Jehová” to “SEÑOR” in all but 6 passages of the Scriptures. The Monterrey Bible appears to follow the modern (and not so modern) trend against the proper translation of God’s holy Name Jehovah. He said (in poor Spanish): “Para me si Dios fuera aquí, el usará SEÑOR, la palabra más antigua, correcta, y protestante, en vez de Jehová.” Translation: “For me, if God was here, he would use LORD, the most ancient, correct, and protestant word, instead of Jehovah.” When he said this, I immediately said to myself: “First of all, it is not the most ancient word, neither is it the most correct, nor is it protestant for that matter!” Continue reading “The Removal of Jehovah from our Spanish Bibles – Carlos Donate”
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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”
This is an article showing 100 reasons why I love the RVG. It is basically verses being compared, but shows 100 good reasons why you should love the RVG, if you are Bible Believer.
Continue reading “100 Reasons Why I Love the RVG”