God’s Word is Not Ambiguous!

God is God, and he said he would not let his word return void, and his word says “no prophecy of the scripture is of private interpretation” (another verse I see that is watered down in newer versions). And “God is not the author of confusion”, and that’s in the same scripture where Paul emphasized the importance of having interpretations for any message given in tongues, and having that interpretation in the language that anyone present can understand who is not yet a believer.

That means us before we believed, too.

God is also “not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err”. (Matthew 12:27) Jesus Christ had just told them “…Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?” (verse 24).

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.– Matthew 5:18

Now when Jesus said “one jot or one tittle”, did he mean the little marks that make up the Hebrew letters? I like Russ Humphreys’ approach he uses when he’s interpreting Genesis: a “straightforward” approach rather than a “literal” approach.

Of course we all know that Jesus did not mean inflection marks, accents, or the pieces that make up the parts of the Hebrew alphabet or any other alphabet. He was obviously and in context talking about the most microscopic of minutiae of the meanings of the “law and the prophets”.

So it’s a ridiculous defense (call in my opinion but consider it) to say the “fundamentals are preserved, but not the details”.

It is ridiculous that God is a dead God or went to sleep, or even that he does not care about the least jot or tittle of his word, to preserve it to the end.

It is also lacking in intellectual honesty in my opinion to pretend that there is any solid authoritative unit source somewhere, that is an exact replica of the “original autograph” jots and tittles and marks, and it is more than reasonable to assume that we do not know the “original languages” even as much as the KJB translators.

Now, since we have a God of the living, not of the dead, and He is not the author of confusion, and the prophecies are NOT of “private interpretation”, and if the jots and tittles of meaning are important, then from these solid-rock premises we get from the Bible itself, we can conclude that God wants a clear standard TODAY for a source from which we can find those jots and tittles WITHOUT AMBIGUITY.

This is confidence in God. Trusting in Greek and Hebrew dictionaries and lectionaries and conflicting arguments about which originals we should use, this is confidence in man and his reasoning.

But we know for solid-rock fact, we KNOW that GOD KNEW that English would dominate the entire modern world. He KNEW that English would be the international world-wide language for culture, diplomacy, business, science, engineering, the control tower in every single international airport in the whole world, and even computer hacking, according to Eric Raymond, Open Source guru, who after much badgering by NON-English speaking hackers, included English as a requirement for anybody who wants to be a computer hacker. (That’s “hacker” in its “good” meaning, not “cracker”).:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html#skills4

God setteth up one and putteth down another. If he intervenes in the affairs of men and answers petitions and promises to obey his own Word when we claim his Word to him, then the most important thing he is going to do is to carry his Word, including jots and tittles, into the 21st century.

I don’t care whether you call it “inspiration”, or “intervention”, or just plain “the end from the beginning”, God has one standard for the 21st century for us to measure claims of Biblical teachers, and once you realize these truths and start looking for it, the answer is so obvious that there is no argument.

Meaning you are either “Greek and Hebrew” and man’s wisdom, or you are KJBO.

(Although there are some Textus Receptus Only advocates out there)\

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