Perversions of the Bible
(2nd Thessaloniens 2) "Now we beseech you brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by ANY means, for THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition."
Now what's interesting is that all the modern Bible versions, they all change and corrupt this passage. Because this is such a powerful passage that just destroys the pre-tribulation rapture. Because what do those who believe in the pre-tribulation rapture say? They say "oh, Jesus Christ can come back at any moment. He might come back tonight, he might come back before the end of this service." Well this passage completely destroys that and exposes it as a deception.
So what have the modern versions done? Well, they've changed this passage, they pervert it. Let me show you one example, and this is only one example. But the ESV, and this is a pretty popular Bible, I've changed the name on mine to the "Extremely Stupid Version", okay, I don't know if you can read that. But, let me read for you out of the ESV what 2nd Thessalonians 2 says. It says this... "Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you brothers not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit, or by a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord HAS COME."
So here in the ESV. The deception that God's warning us about is someone telling us that the day of Christ has already happened, that the day of Christ has come. Whereas in the King James Bible, he's warning us that the deception is, that people will come along telling us that the day of Christ is at hand, that it can come at any time, at any moment. And he says "don't be decieved, because x y and z has to happen FIRST." And those things haven't happened yet my friend.
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Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church