Beware of Greek Grammars & Lexicons!
By David J. Stewart | December 2014
Proverb 19:27, “Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.”
I recently purchased an excellent, eye-opening, helpful 1203 page book by Professor Gail Riplinger titled, “HAZARDOUS MATERIALS - GREEK & HEBREW STUDY DANGERS - THE VOICE OF STRANGERS.” I recommend that every preacher, pastor, Bible teacher, evangelist and anyone who regularly studies the Bible using Greek and Hebrew study aids to get your own copy of this book. It's one of the best library investments I've ever made.
Dr. Riplinger states...
Greek Grammars and Lexicons Don't Teach Greek—They Teach Unbelief!
Young Bible school students are given an assignment to translate a portion of a book of the Bible. A floodgate of lexical definitions and textual variants soon pours into their souls. Each student's translation is bound to be different as, “Every man did that which was right in his own eye” (Judges 17:6). By changing the Bible the young men have just destroyed their weapon of defence, the Word of God, which is the Sword of the Spirit. They have lost the most important thing in the world, even more important than their lives. THEY HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE IN THE HOLY BIBLE [emphasis added].
Had a fellow student handed them drugs or pornography, the sword of the Spirit, their Bibles, would have helped them keep it at bay. But if the Devil can take away their swords, they are defenseless from any attack. The gullible young men may travel through life and never use drugs, steal, or kill anyone, but once he begins questioning the Bible, he has succumbed to the very same sin that tempted Adam and Eve, led to the downfall of the entire human race, and turned the garden of Eden into the garden of weedin.' The professor may just as well have shown the students pornography and proclaimed, “The 'original' Eve actually looked like this. Your wife's version is inferior.” Lexicons have the exact same destructive effect and are, in effect, 'Christian' pornography.
Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, the Bible students, so led, will continue to collect software and book$ “to make one wise” and “be as gods, knowing,” more than God has directly said in His Word. They have now joined the serpent's side with the battle cry, “Yea, hath God said...?” The AIDS disease was originally called GRID (Gay Related Immune Disorder). Another GRID (Greek Related Immune Disorder) contaminates students, lowering their immunity to heresy.
If a doctor told a student he had cancer cells, even though the young man could not foresee their future destructive power, he would be unwise not to have removed them. Removing such cankered professors and textbooks from arms reach of impressionable young men seems to be God's safest plan. “And their word will eat as doeth a canker...” (2 Tim. 2:17).
SOURCE: Dr. Gail Riplinger, Hazardous Materials: Greek & Hebrew Study Dangers - Introduction, pages 51-52.
Here are some awesome audiobook recordings online of Dr. Riplinger's book, “HAZARDOUS MATERIALS” . . .
Chapter One - Introduction
Chapter Three - How Lexicons Are Made
- Chapter Seven - Strong Delusion
Chapter Twelve - Vine's Expository Dictionary
I had never thought about the possibility that the Greek and Hebrew study aids I'd been using for decades were unreliable. I always figured they were the “experts,” making them theologically invincible. The truth is that Satan is a deceiver (John 8:44; 2nd Corinthians 4:4; 11:13-15). Satan's method is always to associate, infiltrate and then dominate. Many of our churches have been infiltrated by occultists and are now dominated by corrupt Bible versions and heretical Greek and Hebrew study aids!
Thank God for the trustworthy King James Bible!!!
As hard as it may be to believe, many of the popular so-called “scholars” are heretics: Strong, Vine, Scott, Thayer, Moulton and Milligan, Kittel, Wuest, Bauer, Danker, Metzger, et cetera. These men are all bad news... corrupted along with the Westcott and Hort Bible butchering crowd. Miss Riplinger details the unholy connection between these reprobates concerning the Christian faith in her book.
On page 1195 Dr. Riplinger summarizes the dangers of using Greek and Hebrew Bible study tools.
- Elevate the English words in lexicons by unsaved liberals above the English words in our Holy Bible.
Demote the words of the Holy Bible resulting in a loss of confidence in it.
- Establish an elevated priest-class of a few Greek and Hebrew scholars and incite a rebellious anarchism in the pews, where everyman's own interpretation, taken from stacks of software supercedes that in the Holy Bible.
- Give false doctrines and the heresies of history (e.g., hell dissolved, women deacons, the end of the 'world' updated to the end of the 'age,' Jesus reduced to a servant, not a Son, et al.).
- Bring Christians in contact with pagan and secular interpretations, thoughts, views, heresies, and translations.
- Provide a dangerous shortcut which leads Christians to believe that understanding the Bible is a linguistic feat, not a time when they meet with God as they “labour in the word” (1 Tim. 5:17). “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another . . .” (Col. 3:16). This has been replaced by solitary surfing in dangerous tides of software, books and on the web.
Lead to time spent away from the Holy Bible.
SOURCE: Dr. Gail Riplinger, Hazardous Materials: Greek & Hebrew Study Dangers - Introduction, pages 1195-1196.
If you research the matter you will learn, as I did, that Satan's primary attack is against key doctrines concerning Christ; such as, the Lord's deity, the Godhead, worshipping Jesus as God, Christ's preeminence, the plan of salvation and the blood of Jesus in Heaven. This is true of the Greek and Hebrew study aids as much as the modern corrupted Bible versions. They all came from the same occultist-inspired cesspool of iniquity in the late 19th century. By using only the King James Bible, you are bypassing all of the corruption of the past two centuries.
To put the matter another way, beware of anything that men publish of their own accord. The King James Bible is not only our “final authority,” it is the ONLY authority!!! Bless God, I am as narrow minded as the Holy Bible!!! You don't have to understand Greek and Hebrew to understand the English Bible.
Please consider the following quote from Dr. Riplinger concerning the unreliability of the Greek texts themselves...
No One Agrees on Greek Grammar
Should we wait for the latest A+ Greek grammar to spring up like Aphrodite or Apollo from Hades, and solve the confusion? Hardly, since as long as there are different minds seeking to be “as gods,” there will be different opinions. Man's conflicting ideas about tense, aspect, voice, mood, person, number, augment, thematic vowels, reduplication, principle, parts, tense formatives, personal endings, and deponency are as endless as new versions which put them in print. Newer grammars hold no hope as generation X grammarians slide further and further from the ABC's of the KJB (ABC = Always Based on Content).
SOURCE: Dr. Gail Riplinger, Hazardous Materials: Greek & Hebrew Study Dangers - Introduction, page 129.
The serpent (Satan according to Revelation 20:3) deceived Eve in Genesis 3:1-4.
Satan's Three Step Plan:
- You question God's Word and plant a seed of doubt in the victim's mind.
- Once the seed of doubt is planted, then you tell them, “It's a good book, but it's not perfect.”
- After you cause the doubt, then you remove the Bible. Now that God's Word has been removed, man becomes deified and tell them that their feelings are the standard of truth. This is Satan's method and it has worked for thousands of years.
By using the preceding method of deception, the Devil has deified modern Greek and Hebrew so-called “scholars.” May we never elevate men above the precious Lord Jesus Christ and the inspired Words of God (which I believe to be the King James Bible).
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