The Riches OF GRACE

“hath appeared to all men.” Titus 2:11

Robert W. Reed

January 2013

 

 

The Queen James Bible

 

“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

Revelation 22:18-19

 

+ The Queer Bible +

 

According to their website, queenjamesbible.com, the Queen James Bible was released in November, 2012. It is advertised as the first gay bible with a cross on the front cover in rainbow colors. The sales pitch on the website says, “You can’t choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus. Now you can choose a Bible, too.” In other words, you can read the Bible and practice sodomy. This translation is a revision of the King James Bible to promote sexual perversion. The agenda is to get rid of homophobic passages. The editors changed eight verses in the King James Bible that deal with sodomy, that is, they add to and take away from God’s Holy Word to justify their sin.

 

“We edited the Bible to prevent homophobic interpretation. We made changes to eight verses.”

- The Editors of the Queen James Bible

 

In this article, we will consider the eight verses that the Queen James Bible changes in order to promote sodomy. The editors, who are unnamed, state that the King James Bible is filled with inequality and contradictions. They boast in their success to make a book that nobody could use to condemn LGBT children (sodomites). The editors make several false claims against the King James Bible without any evidence. Keep in mind, they are anonymous, that is, no names of the translators are listed. The King James Bible had fifty-four translators who were scholars and clergymen that were named and well known among the Christian community. The King James Bible is the Word of God in the English language for over four hundred now and it clearly condemns the sin of sodomy. Please consider the following list:

 

1. Genesis 19:5, “And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.”

The Queen James Bible removes the word “know” in the verse and replaces it with the words, “rape and humiliate.” Please note, to change this one word is to alter the meaning of the text. The editors claim that the story of Sodom is about bullying strangers and not about the sin of homosexuality. They say that strangers at that time were not well treated and Lot asked the men of Sodom to not know the angel visitors wickedly or brutally. The word “know” is used in Genesis 4:1 in regard to sexual relations and you can rest assured that Adam did not rape or abuse his wife Eve, “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.”

 

2. Leviticus 18:22, Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

The Queen James adds the words, “in the Temple of Molech” to the verse which are not in the originals, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the Temple of Molech, it is an abomination.” The editors in this verse and also in Leviticus 20:13 make it solely about idolatry, saying that sodomy is acceptable outside ritual pagan worship. The editors also state, “We assert that Leviticus 18:21 refers to “lying” with these pagan male prostitutes as a form of pagan idolatry.” All of Leviticus 18 deals with forbidden sexual activity such as incest, adultery, sodomy, and beastiality with only one reference to idolatry. The editors of the Queen James Bible have borrowed the topic of Molech from verse 21 and inserted it in verse 22. To use this logic, beastiality, adultery, or incest would not be a sin unless it was done in a pagan temple. The dishonesty in this kind of manipulation of Scripture is wicked.

 

3. Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

This verse also adds the words, “in the temple of Molech” to the text as the previous verse. There is no manuscript support for the addition. Again, according to the editors, homosexual behavior is only a sin when it takes place in the context of pagan worship. But, there are no Scriptures that say that a man is not to lay with a pagan prostitute, but it does say that men are not to lie with men.

 

4. Romans 1:26, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: …”

Again, the editors of the Queen James make the sin in the verse that of worshiping pagan idols instead of God by adding the words, “ritual lust”, Please note verse 26 in the Queen James, “Their women did change their natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, left of the natural use of the woman, burned in ritual lust, one toward another.”

 

5. Romans 1:27, “And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

In this verse, the editors add the word pagan and the word idolaters to promote their cause, “men with men working that which is pagan and unseemly. For this cause God gave the idolaters up unto vile affections…” Again, words are added here that are not in the Greek, as they added words to the Old Testament verses that were not in the Hebrew. The editors say the sin in Romans chapter one was worshiping pagan idols instead of God.

 

6. I Corinthians 6:9, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, …”

In the Queen James, the word effeminate is changed to morally weak and the words, “Abusers of themselves with mankind” is changed to promiscuous, because both in the Kings James Bible clearly point to the sin of sodomy. The text puts homosexuals with others who shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.

 

7. I Timothy 1:10, “For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; …”

The Queen James in this verse changed, “defile themselves with mankind to simply “defile themselves.” Again, this is an attack on God’s Word and the justification of the wicked and vile sin of sodomy.

 

8. Jude 7, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

The Queen James has changed the word “strange” flesh to “nonhuman” flesh, to align the text with its change in Genesis 19:5. The editors said that they chose to highlight the fact that the mad mob in Sodom raped angels, which is strange, in that it is nonhuman. But, the problem with this statement is that the men of Sodom did not know Lot’s visitors were angels. God did not destroy the sodomites because of their desire for nonhumans, but for their vile affections in same sex unions long before the angels ever visited the city.

 

Conclusion

 

The Queen James is a perversion of the Bible. It is an attempt to rewrite the Scripture, which is blasphemy. The sin of sodomy is still an abomination and always will be, and God will judge those who have corrupted His Holy Word (Deuteronomy 23:17, I Kings 14:24; 15:12; 22:46; II Kings 23:7). The only solution is repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21).

 

“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”  Proverbs 30:5-6

 

 

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”  Acts 16:31

 

 

Victory Baptist Church

Pastor Robert W. Reed

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Coden, Alabama 36523

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