Is It Time To Update The Word Of God

While meditating on the fact that there are many different interpretations of the scriptures resulting in an immense variety of denominations I thought to myself, “How can all these be inspired by the Holy Spirit if they either conflict with the Word of God or each other?”

I concluded that obviously some are in error in at least some areas, however when they are shown the scriptures that prove that error I have found the majority explain the discrepancy away.

As we all know, all Christians should base their understanding in line with EVERY WORD of God, so I decided rather than debate I might amend some of the scriptures to conform to man’s claims to see what reaction I would get.

Please know that this is not intended to disrespect the Word of God, but rather draw attention to our disregarding of it.

The following are some examples of those amendments;

As Christians are called the Body of Christ in the scriptures yet today’s version of the faith varies dramatically with the original Church, I though that perhaps the following amendment might be appropriate.

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8
Amend to
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, but may change sometime in the future.”

Then I thought that some might argue the Holy Spirit has guided them in what they believe so to remedy this problem I propose the following alteration to the Word of God.

“For I am the LORD, I change not…” Hebrews 3:6
Amend to
“For I am the LORD, I change not, but then maybe I might, or maybe I won't, but then I might, but maybe not, but….”

In reference to all the denominations today, all claiming their interpretations of the scriptures are the correct ones, regardless of how the Holy Spirit inspired the apostles on how to order the early Church, I though the next change might be suitable.

“And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:” Matthew 12:25
Amend to
“And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to fulfillment and joy; and every city or house divided against itself shall be blessed:”

I then thought that we should consider what the scriptures say concerning those that left the original Church to follow their own interpretations, so I propose the following alteration that those that have left the faith as it was in the beginning can be appeased.

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 19They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” 1 John 2:18-19
Amend to
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Holy men shall come, even now are there many Holy men; whereby we know that it is the last time. 19They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they are Holy men, even if they do preach something opposing what the Lord instructed.”

These then gather to themselves new followings in the name of Jesus Christ so we must amend what the Word says in regards to these gatherings. This amendent I found especially hypocritical and lacks any common sense, but it does seem to apply to any who gather to something other than the original faith.

“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” Matthew12:30
Amend to
“He that is with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me is actually gathering to me because they say so.”

Of cause, we must consider whether the Lord has given His disciples the authority to make changes to the faith and practices He ordained in the Churches through His apostles.

“The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.” Matthew 10:24
Amend to
“The disciple is above his master, as the servant is above his lord so the disciple and servant become the Lords over the Lord of Lords.”

Then there are some of the instructions given us through the Word that these claim we do not have to abide in, so we would also have to amend them. The following are two examples;

“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Mark 16:16
Amend to
“He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved, but only if they want to, as baptism is really optional. I only said both to confuse people; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”

“Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.” 1 Corinthians 14:34
Amend to
“Let your women speak in the churches: for it is permitted unto them to speak; as they are not commanded to be under obedience, as saith the law.”

Those who disagree with the original faith will no doubt claim that it is they that are inspired by the Holy Spirit, so it would also be necessary to change the following,

“And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,” Acts 8:18
Amend to
“And when Simon saw that at that time, at that place and with only those people, through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,”

To any that find my changing the scriptures to be offensive or inappropriate I can only say that you are correct, it is both offensive and inappropriate, but no more than changing the faith that is based on them.

So which should it be, do we allow the Lord to conform our mind to His Word or should the Lord allow us to conform His Word to our mind?

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