John shows us in 1st John 4:1-3 and 2nd John 7th verse, how to tell if a spirit is of God, or not, and that is, if a spirit says that "Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, that spirit is of God, and any which will not say that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God." It does not say; has come, or will come. A certain person was possessed by a spirit which claimed to be from God, and when I ask it if Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, it answered; "Of course! He not only came once, he will come one more time". This shows the deviousness of satan, for the answer, to most people would sound good. However, that answer was past tense and future tense, but "is" is present tense. When I pinned it down on this and insisted it say that Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh it started hissing at me. The sad part of it all is that this does not compute to most people today.
Why is it that so few preachers will confess that Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh? Could this not be because they are led by the wrong kind of spirit?
How can anyone lay claim to preaching the Word of the Lord, which is the only truth there is, if they do not understand that Jesus Christ not only has, and not only will, but is, present tense, come in the flesh? These are not my words.
Read for yourself, in 1st John 4:1 is written: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world".
Verse 2; "Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:"
Verse 3; "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is in the world".
Now turn with me to 2nd John, verse 7; "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist."
Nowhere else does John or any of the other disciples use the word ‘is’ in reference to past or future tense. ‘Is’ means now, today, present tense. Written out all 3 times. This is one Scripture which is ignored, and I cannot help but think satan must be clouding peoples mind.
I have not yet found one Minister of the Gospel who will say that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. They, along with any deceiving spirit will confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, and that he will come in the flesh, but not one of them will confess that he is come. That is now, present tense.
Here again, many of you following along or using your own Bibles may notice something awkwardly different to what I'm saying. The newer translations say that any spirit that says that Jesus Christ ‘has’ come in the flesh is of God. Another version leaves out the whole thing completely and just says "confesses Christ"--confesses about what? that He had a beard?
Be assured of this one thing. Any spirit regardless of their state of decadence, can say that Jesus Christ ‘has’ come in the flesh, and can say that He ‘will’ come in the flesh, but not one who is not of God can say that He ‘is’ come in the flesh.
Think about this for a minute. Anyone going by any of the newer translations of the Bible, when they hear a spirit say that Jesus Christ ‘has’ come in the flesh, or any variation to the original verse, will be convinced of its godliness, even if it is a demon of the worst kind.
I have tried many spirits who would readily confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and that he will come again, but could not say that he is come in the flesh. Sooooo many spirits or people just under the influence of them have tried EVERY way around it. In the result they have even cursed me, and tried to put a curse on me, but in my own opinion, it's a blessing to be cursed by ol' scratch, for I sure wouldn't want his blessings.
When the Scripture makes a statement as clear as that one, and there are no other Scriptures contrary to the statement, do not twist it, or ignore it. This is most potent tool we can have to testing the spirits, finding out who is who. It's a spiritual litmus test, word-for-word verbatim, ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES or variations....don't be afraid to press the issue, anyone truly of God would readily confess such a statement, with complete wording.
Take a stand on it. Once you have made a firm stand which cannot be shaken, even though you do not understand it, then God will reveal to you the truth of it.
If you want further proof, only the King James Version does a direct translation from the Greek, the word translated as "is come" is "erchomai" and it is defined as being a middle or present tense verb. I am not trying to tear anyone down, but rather I am trying to get everyone to wake up and see that no one has done one tenth as much as they could have done.
Do not ignore Scriptures you do not understand, and do not let pride keep you from admitting you do not understand. When someone makes a statement like; "There are some things we can not know." or, "Some things were not meant to be understood," we know they are speaking out of ignorance, for this goes directly against the scriptures. Pride and vanity keeps one from admitting they do not already understand all that is possible to be understood. The greatest reason they do not understand is that they believe so many untruths. This is unbelief.
Need More Proof?
If you still aren't convinced of the "KJV only" position, here are some very important verses of the KJV Bible compared with other populalar versions:
KJV: Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life . . .
NIV, RSV: Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life . . .
KJV: And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
NIV and RSV leaves out "but every word of God"
KJV: I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem . . .
NIV, RSV, ASV, ESV, NASB, NLT: omits all reference to feast day.
KJV: God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.
NIV, RSV: God, who created all things.
I Timothy 3:16 (subtle changes)
KJV: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
NIV: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
(The NIV tends to want to make Jesus into the Father, instead of saying He simply manifested Himself in flesh. Click Oneness for more on this heresy.)
I Corinthians 9:27
KJV: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection . . .
NIV: I beat my body and make it my slave . . .
KJV: I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
NIV: As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
RSV: I wish those who unsettle you would mutilate themselves!
KJV: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
NIV: How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn!
RSV: How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn!
(Why Isaiah 14:12 is so important is because Jesus is called the morning star in Revelation. The other versions of the Bible make no differentiation between Lucifer and Jesus to the uneducated new Christian.)
KJV: And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind Me, Satan: for it is written . . .
NIV: Jesus answered, It is written . . .
RSV: (like the NIV, also omits reference to Satan)
Song of Solomon 2:7 (a total change of gender!)
KJV: I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till HE please.
NASB: I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you do not arouse or awaken my love until SHE pleases.
1 Corinthians 8:4
KJV: We know that an idol is nothing in the world.
NASB: We know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world. (no such thing as an idol? holy crap!)
1st Samuel 13:1
KJV: Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel...
NIV: Saul was 30 years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel 42 years.
NASB 1972, 1977 versions: Saul was 30 years old when he began to reign, and he reigned 32 years over Israel.
NASB 1995: Saul was 30 years old when he began to reign, and he reigned 42 years over Israel.
ASV: Saul was 40 years old when he began to reign; and when he had reigned 2 years over Israel.
Still think the KJV has problems?
All I can do at this point is turn you over to many authors who do a more exhaustive job than myself. For every anti-kjv book out there, there are just as many pro-kjv books, such as: David Otis Fullers "Which Bible", Dr. William P. Grady's "Final Authority", J. Sidlow Baxter's "Explore the Book", Alexander McClure's "The Translators Revived", and "The King James Version Defended" by Edward F. Hills just to name a few.
Click Supposed KJV Revisions to be well informed against anyone who wants to spread the propaganda that the KJV has changed since 1611.
If you think other versions of the bible are correct for changing 1st John 5:7, you need to look at this
Do you really think King James was gay? It would seem kinda stupid to be gay and yet authorize a Bible that put down homosexuality and called for stoning in the OT. Don't believe the rumors.