Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
Do not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.
Nothing annoys me like someone changing my words and, therefore, the meaning of something I’ve said.
I believe God is the same.
One problem is language. It constantly changes in meaning.
I do not know if God speaks a particular language but He chose Hebrew and Greek as the primary languages of His word.
If you’re like me, you don’t really speak either, therefore, we read translations of both.
Some words are difficult to translate into other languages, which are constantly changing the meaning of its own words.
You get the idea.
This one thought gives fuel to the debate of naysayers, who believe the Bible cannot be the true word of God since it has been translated and translated and translated.
However, I believe in a powerful God.
If He can give His word to us through diverse men and women over thousands of years, then He can choose men and women to translate that word into other languages and preserve its integrity and meaning.
The real danger is not in mistranslating the Word, it’s in misunderstanding it – picking and choosing what you want to believe.
You must take the whole of God’s word at face value – ALL OF IT!