God's Words Will Always Be Inspired
By David J. Stewart
John 6:63, “...the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
The originals are in Heaven (Psalm 119:89). God's Words were inspired in Heaven before ever given to man. God's Words are inspired into whatever language they are translated, because they always were inspired. God's Words do not lose their inspiration just because they are translated from one language into another.
Job 32:8, "But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding." It is God's breath, inspiration, that gives His Words authority, power and makes them alive. They are God's very Words. Hebrews 4:2 teaches that God's Word is "quick" (alive). God's Words do not cease to be inspired just because they are translated into English. What God has breathed life into continues to bring forth life. God's Words are life. God breathed those Words to man and they continue to bring forth life, because they are life.
Woe unto the man who teaches that our English King James Bible is not inspired by God, for the very Words themselves are inspired, each and every one by God. To say that the King James Bible is not inspired is to say that those words are not "quick and powerful" as Hebrews 4:2 teaches.
Genesis 2:7, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." A baby that is born today still has the breath of life which God breathed into Adam, because God breathed that first breath into Adam. Human beings do not cease to be living souls because God only breathed into Adam. That breath of God perpetuates throughout the human race.
In the same way, God breathed life through His Words and they are life. John 6:63, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." That is the inspiration of God.
To view inspiration in consideration of 2nd Timothy 3:16 as only an initial process is all wrong. The Words that God spoke are life (as Jesus stated in John 6:63), breathed forth from God, and those Words will always bring forth life, because they are life. That life is the inspiration, the very breath of God. God's Words will be inspired always, no matter what language they are translated into.
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“The King James Bible is the One they pick-on in religion classes. That's another proof it's the right One by the way. You can tell a lot about something by its enemies and critics.”
—Pastor Danny Castle, a quote from the needful sermon, Procrastination: The Devil's Best Trick
In youth I'm too happy to think, I've got plenty of time left.
In manhood I'm too busy to think, I'm trying to make a lot of money.
In the prime of life I'm too anxious to think, worry has taken over.
When I start getting old, I'm too old to think—life's wasted, heart's got harder.
Dying in bed—I'm too sick to think, I'm weak and suffering.
Death is too late to think—time's over and opportunity is lost.
In eternity—forever to think, I'm in Hell now with no mercy, and lost forever.
“Too long I've laid me down to sleep, and prayed the Lord my soul to keep.
I should awake before I die, and realize time is passing by;
And rise and go and tell the lost, despite my plans despite the cost.
Too long I've laid me down to sleep, while multitudes about me weep;
And other cries of dark despair, for no one ever seems to care.
My life is short, and soon I'll stand, with sinner's bloods upon my hand;
Unless I wake before I die, and realize time is passing me by.”
“The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power,
to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour;
To lose one's wealth is sad indeed, to lose one's health is more,
to lose your soul is such a loss, that no one can restore.”
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—2nd Thessalonians 1:8