Bob Jones University Are Helping The Devil
By David J. Stewart | August 2017 | Updated January 2018
1st John 3:8-9, “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”
I have one message from the King James Bible for Bob Jones University and their thousands of graduates... GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!! Matthew 16:21-23,“From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” The apostle Peter meant well. He had good intentions. Peter was saved. But Peter was helping Satan, as are Bob Jones' president and faculty, and consequently, their students, by using and promoting the Alexandrian Bible PERversions. Jesus says to Bob Jones University and their corrupt and arrogant graduates... GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!!
Here is the official position of BJU on the Word of God...
Position of the Bible Department of Bob Jones University on the Scripture
[Bob Jones University Bible Department - Stewart Custer, Marshall Neal]
The dominating concern for all Bible-related courses, from English Bible to Theology and Ethics, in Bob Jones University is what the Bible teaches. This is of paramount importance to us because we believe in the verbal inspiration and absolute inerrancy of the Bible. We believe, as Fundamentalists have always believed, that this inspiration refers to the original manuscripts. "The record for whose inspiration we contend is the original record—the autographs or parchments of Moses, David, Daniel, Matthew, Peter, or Paul as the case may be and not any particular translation or translations of them whatever" (The Fundamentals, "Inspiration of the Bible," p. 127).
When we teach the content of the Bible, we naturally study a passage in the Greek Testament. To aid the students in understanding that passage, we will take to class the King James Bible, which often gives an exact rendering of the Greek. Sometimes we will consult some other conservative translation, such as the American Standard Version of 1901 or the New American Standard Bible (not the liberal R[evised] S[tandard] V[ersion]), which at times gives the most accurate rendering of the Greek. We are always trying to help the students grasp the exact meaning of the original Greek text. There are a few passages in which the delicate shades of meaning in the Greek are missed by all English translations, in which cases we must explain from the Greek text itself those fine shades of meaning. We would not use a liberal paraphrase in class except as an illustration of a mistranslation, which we would at once correct by a true translation. We have no sympathy with any version of the Bible that is not faithful to the Greek text.
Because we believe in the inspiration of the original manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments, it is important that we have a Greek Testament that will be as close to the readings of the original as possible. Through the carelessness of scribes who copied manuscripts, many varying readings have crept into them. But God in His providence has preserved for us the original reading through the large number of manuscripts in existence that witness to the text of the New Testament. Today there are two Greek texts available. One is the Received Text, edited by [a] Roman Catholic scholar, Erasmus, in the sixteenth century and based on manuscripts of the late Middle Ages. It is often called the "Byzantine" or the "majority text." The other is the Greek Testament, edited by Westcott and Hort in the nineteenth century and based upon the manuscripts of the fourth century, usually called the "Alexandrian text." The King James Version was based upon the "Received Text"; the American Standard Version was based upon the text of Westcott and Hort. We do not believe that either of these texts is "liberal" or "conservative." Not only Erasmus but also Westcott and Hort were seeking to present a close copy of the original text. We are interested in which one is closer to the original text of the New Testament.
Because (1) the Alexandrian manuscripts are much older and closer to the time the originals were written, (2) a careful comparison of these manuscripts with those of the Middle Ages has convinced us that a more accurate and careful job of copying was done by the Alexandrian scribes, and (3) Erasmus had to work in haste and with limited resources, it is our conviction that these Alexandrian manuscripts, which were not known to Erasmus, are, as a rule, the more accurate manuscripts to follow. Therefore, along with the great majority of conservative scholars, we believe that the text based upon the Alexandrian manuscripts is, as a whole, superior to the text based upon manuscripts of the Middle Ages.
The portion of the New Testament that has any substantial variation between the various manuscripts is only about one word in a thousand. These variations in no way change the teaching of the New Testament on any doctrine. Therefore, we consider this not an issue of modernism versus conservatism but a matter of individual judgment on the part of Fundamental Christians. Christians should be free to choose and use either of these texts and still work together in harmony to teach and preach the Word of God to those who are without it.
Source: Bob Jones University. "Position of the Bible Department of Bob Jones University on the Scripture" (mimeograph). Office of the President, no date. Printed in Standing Without Apology: The History of Bob Jones University by Daniel L. Turner. Greenville, S.C.: Bob Jones University Press, c1997. Appendix D., p. 322-323.
In addition, "...both the Chancellor and the President issued statements to clarify the school's position." p. 244. And "in keeping with the University's commitment to balance, it is interesting to note that among the Bob Jones University graduate school Bible faculty, there are some who hold to the superiority of the Majority Text and others who hold to the Westcott and Hort Alexandrian Text. None of the Bible faculty accepts the Textus Receptus of Erasmus as superior to either the Majority or Alexandrian texts." p. 245.
Although no date is given for the above document, it was published by "The Flaming Torch" in 1985, indicating that it was written in 1985 or before. This document was also included as an attachment to a letter written by Thurmon Wisdom, dated October 4, 1989.
Jesus says to Bob Jones University and their corrupt and arrogant graduates... GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!! Unfortunately, Bob Jones' arrogant professors are woefully ignorant of the occult. You cannot teach them, because they are stiff-necked and stubborn. They are helping the satanic New World Order. They fail to understand the occult origin of today's Bible versions.
Occult Origin Of The Modern Bible Versions
In the preceding positional statement from Bob Jones University, they falsely say that the historical fundamentalist position is that ONLY the originals were inspired. LIARS!!! I've never believed that and I am as fundamentalist as anyone!!! Dr. Jack Hyles believed that the King James Bible is inspired, not just the “ORIGINALS.” Unfortunately we don't have any originals today, so effectively, the corrupt BJU crowd are saying that we don't have God's very pure words today!!! Jesus says to Bob Jones University and their corrupt graduates... GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!! Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” David loved God's words because they were “VERY PURE”!!! I hate the modern polluted paraphrases. They are NOT inspired. They are NOT God's Word.
INSPIRATION: TEMPORAL OR ETERNAL? (Dr. James Sightler)
The Scriptures: Inspired Or Expired? (Inspiration includes the KJB's life giving breath of God)
Also, in the preceding positional statement by BJU, they downplay the modern corruptions by saying that only one word in a thousand differ substantially. Folks, it is no coincidence that those “substantial variation[s]” all attack the deity of Jesus Christ. The modern corrupt Alexandrian PERversions remove the word “begotten” from John 3:16. This makes the Bible a lie! John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become THE SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe on his name.” Romans 8:15, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, ABBA, FATHER.” Romans 8:15 says we cry ABBA, FATHER as God's children. Every believer is God's ADOPTED child, but Jesus is God's only BEGOTTEN Son. Jesus is God's only biological Son. I have given you just one example, of literally hundreds, how the modern Bible PERversions do injustice to the deity of Jesus Christ. The Devil's little helpers did the same injustice to 1st John 4:9. Jesus says to Bob Jones University and their corrupt and arrogant graduates... GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!!
NIV 2011 Attacks The Deity Of Jesus Christ!
The following statement by Bob Jones' Bible Department is like saying that Christians should be free to choose an abortion...
“Christians should be free to choose and use either of these texts and still work together in harmony to teach and preach the Word of God to those who are without it.”
Source: Bob Jones University. "Position of the Bible Department of Bob Jones University on the Scripture" (mimeograph). Office of the President, no date. Printed in Standing Without Apology: The History of Bob Jones University by Daniel L. Turner. Greenville, South Carolina: Bob Jones University Press, c1997. Appendix D., p. 322-323.
What insanity!!! BJU is way out in left field doctrinally!!! Folks, the number one source of the heresies of wrong repentance and Lordship Salvation is the Alexandrian Bible PERversions!!! Take a look for yourself...
Mark 1:15 is Perverted in the Modern Bible Versions!!!
Please read the preceding shocking article that I linked to. Whereas Mark 1:15 in the inspired King James Bible tells us to “Repent ye, and believe the gospel,” the Alexandrian Easy To Read Version (ERV) says, “Change your hearts and lives, and believe the Good News!” My God in Heaven!!! My God, what are the churches falling prey to these days? There's a large 700 member, Bob Jones University graduate infested, independent Baptist church down the street from me on Guam, who use and promote the ungodly Easy To Read Version (ERV)!!! Jesus says to Bob Jones University and their corrupt and arrogant graduates... GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!!
I'm Not Bitter With Hate, I'm Contending for the Faith in Love
Perhaps someone errantly thinks, “Boy, you sound bitter against Bob Jones crowd!” No, I am not bitter against anyone. In fact, I pray for the Bob Jones church down the street from me daily. I love them dearly. But they despise me. They won't even acknowledge my existence. Their shameful wicked pastors have turned the whole church against me. When I see them, I always wave to them, because unlike them, I LOVE THEM IN THE LORD!!! I am preaching brother!!! I am taking a stand for God!!! If you're not upset, you're not paying attention. Psalms 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.” Psalms 119:128, “Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.” My friend, when you abide in the King James Bible (God's inspired words), you're going to get riled up about sin, evil and heresy!!! I hate these modern Bible PERversions, which are teaching people that you have to CHANGE YOUR LIFE to be saved. Is that the Gospel? No, not at all, it is false religion!!!
But Bob Jones' knucklehead Bible Department horribly says, “Christians should be free to choose and use either of these texts and still work together in harmony to teach and preach the Word of God to those who are without it.” Ha, what a sad joke!!! What a cop-out! What a lame attitude!!! What apostasy!!! Should we teach people to change their life to be saved? Because that is EXACTLY what the Easy To Read Version (ERV) GARBAGE teaches in Mark 1:15! BJU might as well tell us to work in harmony together with Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventists and Church of Christ (all of which which use the modern corrupt Bible versions and teach a false Gospel). No Bob Jones University, you need to get your dirty hearts right with God!!! Jesus says to Bob Jones University and their corrupt and arrogant graduates... GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!!
And it gets even worse!!! Take a look at Mark 1:15 in the Amplified Bible (AMP)...
AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP) — 15 and saying, “The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life] and believe [with a deep, abiding trust] in the good news [regarding salvation].”
Oh my God in Heaven!!! Is that what it means to “repent”—to “CHANGE YOUR INNER SELF”? Folks, that is called REFORMATION, not REPENTANCE, which cannot produce REGENERATION. No wonder our churches are so screwed up today!!! To be saved, do you have to “LIVE YOUR LIFE IN A WAY THAT PROVES REPENTANCE”? Do you have to “SEEK GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE”? Folks, this is straight out of the pits of Hell!!! And the Bible Department at Bob Jones University says, “Christians should be free to choose and use either of these texts and still work together in harmony to teach and preach the Word of God to those who are without it.” BJU graduates are mad at me. No doubt, they criticize me for the way I go about taking a stand, but the real reason is the King James Bible!!! God knows that I speak THE TRUTH!!!!!!! Jesus says to Bob Jones University and their corrupt and arrogant graduates... GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!!
If you are not 100% die-hard King James Bible only as a believer (and vehemently against all modern Alexandrian Bible versions), then I greatly encourage you to do a lot of research on your own about the problems with the modern Bible versions. You can find tons of articles on my websites, by using this helpful search function webpage. Get informed. Warn everyone! I am surprised when I visit local Baptist churches, that even pastors are not familiar with the problems with the Alexandrian Bible PERversions. So I share information with them. I pray for them. I try to help open their eyes. Unfortunately, many pastors are reluctant to know the truth, because then they will be forced to make a decision of whether to continue supporting corrupt institutions like Bob Jones University.
You know, I heard the newly inaugurated present president of Bob Jones University preach when he came to Guam in 2014. I think this was right before he took over as president of BJU. He had traveled as an evangelist for 35 years prior to that. He spoke on the subject of “WISDOM” (of all things), and I remember that I broke down in tears and cried toward the end of the sermon in my pew, when he said “Maybe some of you have made some unwise decisions in life.” Oh boy, I sure have! Our great forgiving God loves sinners and gives second chances. Amen! I'm just a sinner with a website. I have never claimed to be anything more. I had never heard about the man, who visited and preached on Guam in 2014, before that time. Unfortunately, that same man (I won't mention his name, because this is not a personal battle) is VERY FOOLISH concern the Holy Bible. How can the president of a Bible College endorse hundreds of Bible versions??? The man is not a dummy. And he is not naive. No, he is not right with the Lord. He is part of the problem. He is sinfully going along to get along with the apostate mainstream neoevangelical crowd in America.
Birds of a Feather Flock Together
And since the pastor of the corrupt independent Baptist mess down the street from me on Guam, is a close personal friend of the newly appointed BJU president, they are stiff-necked to the hills concerning the Alexandrian cult. You cannot tell them anything. Before the present pastor ruined the local church, they used to be King James Bible only in the 1990's. I heard Evangelist Tom Ferrell preach on the church's local radio station when he visited Guam a few years ago. Dr. Ferrell said, “A friend helps a friend to see!” That is all I have ever done, warning my BJU friends (I am a friend to them) that Satan is behind the Alexandrian Bible versions. And for that they have counted me as their enemy. Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” They all have the wrong attitude that just so long as they teach correctly (which they don't), and profess to use the King James Bible (to make it look good), that no harm is being done by the hundreds of Alexandrian Bible revisions.
But my friend, incalculable damage is being done to the local New Testament church. Instead of saying “THUS SAITH THE LORD!,” millions of churchgoers these days are saying, “YEA, HATH GOD SAID?” (Genesis 3:1). The modern Bible revisions often contradict each other, and oftentimes contradict the King James Bible. For example: John 20:17 in the King James Bible says Mary Magdalene DIDN'T touch Jesus, but all of the Alexandrian Bible PERversions says that Mary was holding onto Him. Jesus told her not to touch Him, because He hadn't ascended to the Father yet. Hebrews 9:24 tells us why, “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others.” If Mary had touched Jesus, she would have corrupted Christ's blood sacrifice. Jesus had to go sprinkle that liquid blood upon the heavenly Mercy Seat. Hebrews 9:1, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”
King James Bible - The ONLY Accurate Translation! - 01 | 02 | 03 (MP3's by Dr. Ralph 'Yankee' Arnold)
I could go on all day and night about the serious doctrinal problems with the Alexandrian Bible PERversions!!! Yet the Bob Jones Bible Department says, “Christians should be free to choose and use either of these texts and still work together in harmony to teach and preach the Word of God to those who are without it.” No, although Christians do already have the freedom to choose for them self, Christian leaders ought to be warning people about the dangers and serious problems with the Alexandrian Bible versions. BOB JONES' FACULTY SPEAK AS FOOLS!!! They might as well say that Christians should have the freedom, to choose whether to have an abortion or not. No, although you have the God-given freedom of choice, you DON'T have PERMISSION to murder innocent people!!! And you don't have God's permission to use and promote CORRUPTIBLE SEED!!!
Do you realize that the Jehovah's Witness' NEW WORLD TRANSLATION (NWT) uses the same exact Westcott and Hort Alexandrian Greek as all the modern Bible versions!!! BJU sees no problem with that? Did you know that in every place in the King James Bible, where we read that someone “worshipped” Jesus, the modern Bible versions reduced it to a mere “knelt.” Well, you can kneel before a king in respect, but that doesn't mean you're worshipping him. The KJB says a leper “worshipped” Jesus in Matthew 8:2. Check any modern PERversion and see what Satan has done to corrupt the Bible. The Devil hates Jesus Christ, and is very jealous that He is God almighty. The Alexandrian Bible texts attack, diminish and remove Christ's deity. That's why the Devil completely removed Acts 8:37, which proclaims that Jesus is THE SON OF GOD!!!
Psalm 138:2, “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Just as a man's name is only as good as his word, so also is God's name only as good as His Word. That's why God elevates His Word above His name. I don't have to be a Greek scholar to know that something is horribly awry, when these so-called “new” and “better” Bible versions attacks the deity of my dear Savior!!! Take a look at what the Easy To Read Version (ERV) does to corrupt Isaiah 7:14, removing the virgin birth. BJU downplays the issue as a mere matter of personal preference, and they refuse to criticize any of the Alexandrian PERversions. What is wrong with their spiritual judgment? The Scriptures teach us that THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL (1st Timothy 6:10).
And sadly, Hyles-Anderson College (HAC), where I thankfully graduated in 1993, gave up the Bible inspiration battle in 2008 and no longer exposes the Alexandrian PERversions. I couldn't recommend HAC today. I guarantee you, if they don't already do it, that HAC will follow BJU in selling Alexandrian versions in their college bookstore, and quietly go along with the Alexandrian cult. John Wesley was right, who said what one generation tolerates the next will embrace. HAC is going down the toilet with Moody Bible Institute and Bob Jones University. God will not bless any pastor, church or Bible college that forsakes the inspiration of the King James Bible. And please don't be conned, don't merely trust anyone who says they are “King James Bible only.” ASK THEM how they feel about the corrupt Alexandrian Bible versions! ASK THEM if they believe that only the originals are inspired.
If they say that they believe God inspired the originals, but then preserved those inspired words... ASK THEM if they believe that the King James Bible is itself INSPIRED. HAC doesn't! They play with words. If God inspired the originals, and then preserved those words, THEN HOW COULD THE KING JAMES BIBLE NOT BE INSPIRED??? Many foolish pastors are downplaying the inspiration debate as trifle and needless, but it is a big enough matter that First Baptist Church of Hammond (and thus HAC which they own) absolutely refuse to undo their new position in 2008 that says the King James Bible is NOT INSPIRED. That's why Dr. Russell Anderson has officially requested in 2015 that his good name be removed from Hyles-Anderson College. I don't blame him, and I commend and respect him for taking a stand. Amen brother! Amen! So I'm not just critical of BJU, I'm against anyone who denies the inspiration of God's Word. If we don't have an inspired Bible today, then we don't have God's Word. If at best we have a flawed book, put together by imperfect men, then God broke His promise in Psalm 12:7 to preserve His very pure words from Psalms 12:6. That's why EVERY modern Alexandrian-based PERversion removes God's promise from Psalm 12:7, which now says God preserves THE SAINTS instead. Bull!
Let Young People Know Not to Attend Bob Jones University
At a local Baptist church gathering the other night, I sat around a table with a group of believers as we ate. There were a couple young people talking about where they were considering to attend Bible college. Someone ignorantly said that BJU is King James only. They also mentioned the name of a local BJU church on Guam. Oh Boy, what a glorious opportunity to proclaim THE TRUTH, and I did!!! I openly blasted BJU (and the shameful BJU church on Guam by name) for their deception. Everyone at that table, by the time we finished eating, all left KNOWING that BJU (and the corrupt BJU Baptist church down the street from me on Guam) are DECEIVERS. Everyone listened attentively, and I kindly expounded them with the Scriptures, exposing BJU (and we all should).
I shared with them dozens of corruptions in the modern Bible PERversions. They had never heard these things. I explained to them that Bob Jones University won't teach them these things, because THEY DON'T CARE!!! Do you want to go to a “Bible college” that doesn't care about THE BIBLE??? Think about that (and they did). I think I convinced those young people NOT to attend Bob Jones cemetery. I told them to attend a Bible college who are genuinely King James Bible only. BJU and their graduates deceptively claim to only use the KJB, but then sell Alexandrian versions out the back door, and promote them to bilingual persons. (By the way, I told those young people to go look online and see for themselves that BJU sells Alexandrian Bible versions. BJU is NOT King James Bible only!!!) BJU only permits guest speakers to use the KJB from the college pulpit, but they sell and support the Alexandrian Bible versions. What inconsistency!!! The truth is that they are playing both sides of the debate, driving in the middle of the road, which is where all the SKUNKS are!!! I'm not mad at BJU or the BJU church where I live, I'm sick and tired of professed believers using multiple Bibles and seeing no problem with having 200 available English Bible versions. And when you talk to them, they insanely try to convince you that they don't agree with hundreds of versions, as if supporting 5 or 6 is any better. Folks, God wrote ONE BOOK, not two!!! The man with two watches never knows what time it is.
I don't “have it in” for BJU. I am tired of Satan perverting the Word of God. Jeremiah 23:36b, “ye have perverted the words of the living God.” Look what the Devil's crowd have done to corrupt Psalm 12:6-7. Do you know why the Devil removed God's promise to “preserve” His “pure” words unto every generation? It is because God couldn't keep that promise by giving us 200 Bible “versions.” The King James Bible is God's Word, not just another “version”! I've been King James Bible only since I was saved at 13 age years of age. What Bob Jones University (BJU) and their graduates are doing is wicked and of the Devil, spreading corruptible seed. Is there even one BJU alumni who agrees with my Biblical stand? I've yet to find one. Shame on the whole rotten bunch!!! In their heyday, BJU was considered the citadel of fundamentalism in America. Today, they are as a rotting old tree that is waiting to fall over. GET FIRED UP FOR GOD!!! BJU are spiritually flat-lined. CODE BLUE!!! Jesus says to Bob Jones University and their corrupt and arrogant graduates... GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!!
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible. You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable. You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people! All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, “Don't Chase The Pendulum.”
“The only inspired Words of God
are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
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“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —2nd Thessalonians 1:8
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