With demonstrable and rather serious differences in so many current versions of the Bible, how can we be certain what is God’s true and preserved Word? Above All Thy Name: Thou Hast Magnified Thy Word, through Scripture and history, answers this question.
The name of Jesus is the most exalted name in the Universe: “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow… “And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ (is) Lord…” Philippians 2:9-11
Yet, in all the Universe, there is one thing that is exalted above the name of Jesus: “for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Psalm 138:2. How much reverence should we have for a Word that is exalted above the name of God? The very truthfulness of God himself is staked on the truthfulness of his Word.
KJV Job 19:26 “yet in my flesh shall I see God:”
ASV Job 19:26 “then without my flesh shall I see God;”
Simple logic demands that two opposite statements cannot both be true. Therefore one must be false, The one that is false cannot be God’s pure, true, unperverted Word. Though God promised to preserve his word, the stern facts of history and the unyielding testimony of Scripture prove that attempts have been made to pervert God’s Word: “ye have perverted the words of the living God.” Jeremiah 23:36 Thus, to fulfill the promise of preservation, the Scripture must contain a way to distinguish between the genuine from the counterfeit: “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
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