There appears to be a major problem these days, in that the connection between the Lord's Spirit, His written Word, and His children's relationship to the Lord is being confused as the devil's attacks upon the word of God have caused much uncertainty in the camp to the point that many are leaning into the idea that they can have a relationship with God apart from having faith in His testimony which is His word. Mysticism is based on the idea that man can have a direct personal relationship with God; which may at first sound compatible with Christianity, but actually isn't because that religion doesn't need any mediator while the Christian faith is founded upon our being in fellowship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, who is also called the 'Word of God'.
All that God makes Holy, He makes Holy, by reason of His Spirit and it cannot be otherwise because only God is Holy. What the Lord has spoken to us is also Holy because He is Holy and therefore His word must be Holy as well. You cannot separate the words of God which are Holy from God who is Holy and indeed to declare that the written testimony of God is anything less than Holy is to declare God Himself to be less than Holy, blaspheme Him, and undercut the very basis for our salvation which is the New Testament in the blood of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Many believers due to all the confusion brought about by the devil's master plan to create an industry to promote bogus bibles in order to deceive many into thinking that a reliable account of God's revelation to us doesn't exist today are minimizing the importance of His word because they are not actually confident that we even have such. However the Lord has promised to preserve His Word to us and so one cannot believe that there is no Divinely preserved text of His word 'today' without actually calling God a liar. This is why Satan has determined to direct his main attack on the Holy scriptures by creating falsified bibles (which are easily shown to be faulty) to therefore move Christians away from the real word of God over unto the false counterfeits that are neither dependable nor Holy.
Many Christians today cannot grasp the spiritual danger inherent in this diabolical scheme, or understand the consequences of such, nor are they truly able to because they are as yet carnal as regards this issue because they have trusted in the scholarship of the wicked who are hostile to the word of God. Inasmuch as they place their faith in unregenerate scholars whose works are inspired or influenced of Satan, they therefore have their understanding darkened, with many being unable to discern the difference between God's Holy word and modernist Gnostic corruptions thereof. Since the only remedy is to immerse themselves in God's word and be regenerated thereby through faith in such; the devil maintains a continued effort to keep them from doing so.
The truth is that two men, Brooke Foss Westcott and Fenton John Anthony Hort, (Westcott & Hort) both caught up in the occult, were used to reintroduce as God's word a blasphemous mutilation thereof based on the early handiwork of Gnostic mystics operating under the influence of devils and as might be expected the men had removed many important things that the devil found to be particularly offensive to him along with important information he definitely didn't want believers to have. Early Christians in any case having the scriptures and being filled with the Holy Spirit weren't about to buy into adopting those perversions and so that business ended up being put on hold until such could later be marketed and somehow passed off unto other less discerning generations.
MODERNIST BIBLES ARE BASED ON CORRUPTED
GNOSTIC BIBLES FROM ALEXANDRIA EGYPT
The New Age movement is based on mysticism (contact with demons) and Westcott and Hort were close friends with a woman, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, who was at the forefront of that occult revival in that she produced some of the texts books for such while in a trance state under the influence of Satan. Hort was himself a practicing psychic who while acting as a medium produced a number of letters. He even circulated those articles among his inner circle of mystics which society later produced a major center for modern studies and research into psychic phenomena and paranormal experiences. Both Westcott and Hort were involved in séances hosted by Helena Blavatsky, a famous Satanist, and founder of Theosophy; that mystic philosophy being a resurgence of ancient Egyptian Gnosticism.
The production of the Westcott and Hort text was a New Age project designed to compromise Christians in the direction of the New Age movement in that the spirit behind the Gnostic corruptions is not of God and is indeed slowly moving people away from New Testament faith based on God's word and into New Age mysticism. With believers tied into falsified bibles their faith can also be undermined and transformed into a mystical, counterfeit Christianity; that is but one facet of the New Age movement. The Toronto blessing is one blatant manifestation, the Word Faith movement was as well, the Latter Rain movement was another, and pre-trib's La-la land is yet again another.
I would like to point out that those who have the genuine word of God, but don't believe it to obey it, as they should, can also be pulled into these New Age delusions. No one can abide in Christ who will not obey His Gospel, and the word of God is His instructions as to how we are to go about doing that. It is not guesswork based on our feelings or imagination as regards what He wants us to do that we are to follow; but the actual commandments that He has given us. Which instructions are the same as those that the Holy Spirit applies by way of God's word to our hearts in order that we be found sound in the faith. In other words if one is born again of God and believes and obeys the New Testament Gospel they will continue abiding in Christ; and if they become removed from such godly dependence they can then be rather easily deceived into following after some other spirit because the primary means by which to discern the spirits, whether they be of God or not, is the word that God has given us.
The Holy Spirit and the testimony of scripture, written under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, work in harmony together to instruct us as to the things of God and so you cannot set one off against the other or downplay the importance of Holy scripture to instruct and guide us without also at the same time denying the leading of the Holy Spirit. Consider carefully these verses concerning the Church, and it will become rather plain exactly how important it is to reject every modernist bible; which is but a counterfeit of God's word, such being the true living water of regeneration, that is being systematically replaced by the malicious handiwork of carnally minded men and devils.
Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
1 Thes. 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
HOLY BIBLES vs CULT BIBLES
Back before the turn of the last century a particular type of heresy called modernism was being exposed wherein many were launching critical attacks against the Holy scriptures. This heresy is known primarily because of the central aberration at the heart of this apostate movement which is called 'higher criticism'; which is an attempt to make God's word appear to be simply the fallible 'human' work of men. This in effect is a denial that Holy scripture was inspired of God, and preserved by Him unto us, and this is why 'modernism' is a 'heresy' in that such denies the inherent authority of scripture seeking instead to enthrone humanist scholars as lords over the Church. This type of wickedness is not actually new, but is simply a continuation of Lucifer's diabolical scheme that was first used to deceive Eve in the Garden of Eden when the devil said, "Yea, hath God said ..."
Sowing doubt concerning God's word leads man straight into sin and death; and therefore this heresy being propagated under the misnomer 'modernism'; is actually the oldest and most dangerous afoot today and quite probably the least spoken about which is to be expected during a major apostasy that revolves around doubting God's word. This wickedness can be found throughout the modernist bibles that rely on Westcott and Hort's notoriously corrupt and mutilated Greek texts and you can plainly see examples of that plastered throughout those wicked caricatures of God's word. (Eg. The oldest and best mss. omit this passage. - A bold faced lie because they are not the oldest texts and are in fact among the most deliberately mutilated of any in existence.)
WHICH IS IN HEAVEN
The Motley Manuscripts
Since the primary basis of modernism revolves around casting doubt upon God's word in an attempt to lower such to a human level in the eyes of man which would allow man to change such around to suit himself I will focus on a number of things that have provided this heresy with so much influence during the last 150 years or so. The Westcott and Hort text used a small number of early, mutilated, and unreliable texts to create a whole new foundation upon which to base modern bibles. Their text came about based on a theory that approximately 99% of the manuscripts numbering over five thousand were the result of a later corruption of the scriptures while the remaining few were considered by them to be representative of the texts used by the early Church.
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VATICANUS AND SINAITICUS
While it is true that few manuscripts remain from very early times; quoted verses were found among the writings of those called the early church fathers wherein approximately 2/3 rd's. of the quotes therein provide support for the majority texts that Westcott and Hort wanted to dismiss in favor of the few corrupted texts.
Westcott and Hort had no interest in even looking at the evidence that proved their theory to be without a foundation though Dean Burgon had compiled a major work wherein the bible quotes from the Church Fathers who died before 400 A.D were set forth.
EARLY WITNESSES TO THE RECEIVED TEXT
Since the time that those men introduced their spurious theory, which was used to provide an entirely new basis for bibles altogether, even earlier evidence has been discovered to prove that the very earliest text examples do indeed agree with the majority texts while revealing that the texts that Westcott and Hort had used were late corruptions. For example:
Westcott and Hort had everything backward, and as a result of that wickedness an entire modern industry sprang up based on cranking out falsified bibles that omit many important verses while also impugning or distorting others. If Westcott and Hort were farmers the equivalent folly, as such, would be like unto them finding a few scraggly mutant goats in a flock of approximately one hundred fine sheep; running those healthy sheep off, calling those monstrous goats 'prime sheep breeding stock' to then produce an entirely new kind of horribly grotesque, and sickly looking, 'goat'.
John Burgon said to Westcott and Hort:
This business has the effect of causing many to doubt whether or not certain passages belong in the bible which seriously hinders the preaching of God's word with full confidence as it ought to be preached. This deception also allowed the modernists to treat God's word as if it were a flawed human work, and as such the texts became a work in progress, as it were, which allows man to keep changing things to suit himself.
We see this craziness all over the place in that new bibles are being created to accommodate various schemes. (IE. Some bibles remove the miracles, others are going gender neutral, others are changed to be supportive of homosexuality claiming that only temple prostitution was prohibited and not homosexual practices per se, others support Arianism that maintains that Jesus was just a man and not Divine, etc..) All this business would have hardly been possible on such a scale as is found today without Westcott and Hort having created a text upon which to base a whole new corrupt stream of bibles that made the scriptures appear to be a flawed human endeavor in need of constant updating and correction. Simply put those corrupt bibles represent the ungodly works of unregenerate men who thereby are destroying confidence in God's word, some deliberately so; and others through ignorance. A great deal of deception has gone behind pushing the Westcott and Hort corrupt texts while those warning of this wickedness were being marginalized by the world's scholars who have a decided majority.
Many bible scholars today because of their pride won't confess that they were deceived by Satan and were being used by him to promote the handiwork of those two notorious heretics and so they are presently covering up this whole sordid business in order to protect their own reputations. In addition the publishers that are part of this multi-billion dollar fraud stand to lose big time in the event that sufficient numbers of Christians realize that these covetous anti-Christ wolves were able to pull the wool over their eyes, and so they are not adverse to greasing the palms of many reprobate scholars in order to protect their ill gotten gains.
1 John 5:7 & the Metzger Myth
Those who claim to be true believers while denying the Divine inspiration, infallibility, and preservation of God's word are quite simply anti-Christ hypocrites of the first order because God's word confirms all three.
It would have been absolutely impossible for anyone to be accepted into a first century assembly made up of faithful saints while holding onto a Westcott and Hort Greek text because that deliberately mutilated New Testament would positively identify them as being 'anti-Christ'.
Rev. 22:17-19 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
A modernist denies either directly or indirectly that God's word is actually God's authoritative 'living word'. The Barthian view for example maintains that the Bible is not God's Word, but merely an imperfect witness pointing to God's Word which then provides them with an internal subjective experience. In other words they believe that God's word is an unreliable, dead, and void thing apart from some inner subjective experience and therefore the real authority becomes vested in the experience of the individual rather than being inherent in God's will as externally found revealed by His word. They maintain that the authority of scripture subsists in its pointing to Jesus, but has no inherent absolute authority in and of itself.
The Lord God however is the Spirit back of the Holy scriptures and so it is not possible to be accepted of Him while demeaning His word because that practice of itself is decidedly evil. Jesus Christ made effectual the New Testament by His own blood and many saints were martyred because they were guarding and passing on that true New Testament Gospel in order to insure that such would be available to us.
God's revelation of Himself to us is 'Spirit-Word' not 'Spirit -apart from His word' or 'Spirit -versus His word' or 'Spirit -minus God's word.' Any man seeking to put distance between the word that God has spoken to us and the Lord's person definitely cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit through which that same 'word' was delivered unto us from heaven. To maintain that God's word is only a secondary form of revelation is to open oneself up to deception by some spirit masquerading as God who could very well provide profound revelations and experiences that can set the individual against the truth as found in the word of God.
There apparently is a new kind of heresy afoot which would make the New Testament Gospel of Jesus Christ into a secondary issue for Christians by inserting another (Gospel) testimony before such. The first testimony (Gospel) that appears to be their assertion of having been 'born again' and having a personal relationship with God; which is a proper and necessary testimony for those truly born of the Spirit of God, is however a personal subjective experience that cannot make secondary the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is given to us by Him in the New Testament. This new form of mysticism is dangerous indeed in that the personal experience of the individual is being exalted above the word of God to in effect place the New Testament Gospel of Jesus Christ somewhere beneath them and their own experiences, that they hope are of God; but cannot actually prove or confirm as being of Him apart from examining the spirit in the 'Light' of God's Holy word. This business is actually a very subtle form of Catholic mysticism which allows the individual to be deceived into following after 'another Christ' because the objective authority of Holy scripture which would allow them to identify the source of their experiences has been downgraded and made secondary to their own subjective feelings.
This is one type of fruit produced by the modern bogus bible industry that has shaken the faith of many by producing so many contradictory counterfeit bibles. Attempting to stand in faith within a modernist paradigm where there can be no real assurance that man even has God's complete, preserved, and blessed Holy 'Word' today, would be like unto a soldier going into battle barefoot and apart from assurance that he even has a dependable sword. And what is worse as regards this matter is that the modernist bibles have been altered to agree with Westcott and Hort's compilation of early anti-Christ Gnostic texts that were produced for the Catholic Church, which is the 'Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth'. In other words the modernist bibles are mystical Gnostic corruptions of God's word as held forth and promoted by an anti-Christ religious system.
In addition the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus, that are often falsely referred to as the 'oldest and best manuscripts' in the margins of many bibles today, both support the Arian heresy (An early form of Jehovah's Witness type cult movement.) which maintains that Jesus was only a 'god' rather than actually being 'God'.
John 1:18 "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."
The heretics who concocted those two manuscripts had replaced the underlined text above with "the only begotten God" to distort the truth to make such agree with their false teachings. (The Jehovah's Witness' 'New World Translation' has actually changed John 1:1 to agree with those same heretical beliefs.) Since when do Arian cults produce the 'best' manuscripts?
There is an incredible irony to be found in that modern bible defenders are very quick to latch onto anything in order to label as a cult those believers who staunchly hold to the KJV Bible as being indeed God's word while they are busy promoting bibles based on the handiwork of two Anglican heretics who were both thoroughly tangled up in the occult. Hort even kept a picture of the Pope on his wall, and he once boasted that he was looking forward to kissing the Pope's foot. (Life and Letters of Hort, Vol. 2, p. 227 & 393) Westcott and Hort were not born again and indeed had rejected the Gospel; were hostile to the true saints, and in true Jesuit fashion, despised the KJV.
Hort was a practising psychic, and most likely possessed of a devil, and the fact that he attended séances hosted by a famous Satanist, Helena P. Blavatsky; considered to be the mother of the New Age movement, certainly doesn't inspire confidence in his motives for producing a new Greek text. Westcott was a member of a Masonic secret society in addition to being part of Hort's spiritualist 'Ghostly Guild'. Next thing you know the modernists will be calling up the psychic hotlines seeking their interpretation of this or that verse or who knows perhaps they will cut out the middle men altogether and just get themselves an Ouija board.
There is obviously an incredible blindness involved in that men would side with occultists and their wicked bible 'correction' business in opposition to the saints who hold to the soundness of the nearly four hundred year old KJV Bible. Why or how could anyone embrace a bible that was edited (actually mutilated) by spiritualists who were openly hostile to the true Church? Having sided with those two notorious heretics where do they find the audacity to level accusations against faithful saints because they will not accept those pernicious and blasphemous caricatures of God's word?
The spirits associated with the modernist versions are most definitely not of God and it is most certain that the Lord would never bless any wicked adulteration of His word. The only legacy that the modernist bibles have to show is one of causing confusion and indeed it is an exercise in futility to conduct a bible study where such are employed because of all the various omissions and carnally minded interpretations contained therein. God is not the author of confusion and He is most definitely not the author of those New Age bible versions.
The Holy Spirit would never inspire anyone to call God's word dead and lifeless or support the practice of tampering with the Lord's testimony unto us by reprobate scholars or indorse the practice of setting God's word beneath any man's subjective experiences. God's word remains forever His absolute and authoritative objective word unto us irregardless of whether any person has an experience of God or not.
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Matt. 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Neo-evangelism as overrun by modernism is prone to generating pseudo-spiritual nonsense (Eg. Word-Faith Rhema doctrines.) as well as embracing other forms of mysticism. Many who have been ensnared by modernism are departing from Jesus Christ, they having been captivated by seducing spirits who often use them in an attempt to pull others into those delusional pseudo-spiritual dimensions. Here we see the spiritual fruit of the New Age bible versions. So now; it's out with God's word is it?, and it's in with the New Age anti-Christ (anti-truth) mystic transcendentalism rather than an actual abiding in Jesus Christ by faith which is evidenced by obedience to His New Testament, which is the Gospel that was made effectual by His death upon the cross. Those who place themselves up above God's word to sit in judgement of such; rather than esteeming His word to be precious and Holy, to be therefore transformed by such, cannot possibly be filled with the Holy Spirit because that self-exalting satanic pride in them would absolutely rule that out. Many today however have embraced 'modernist' views without realizing it because it often hides behind modern scholarship of an evangelical kind in order to introduce itself chameleon like through playing elaborate word games while using a stealth-like super spiritual cloak to hide its true nature.
Ironically if you effectively challenge their new agey doctrines they in desperation will often attack you after the same manner that Satan employed when he tempted Jesus; Matt. 4:3b (... If thou be the Son of God ...) in that they will maintain that you cannot actually be a child of God (born again) if you won't bow to their suggestions and agree to crawl into the ditch with them and partake of their spiritually intoxicating 'new wine'.
Modernism undermines genuine faith by using a sneaky round about methodology that consists primarily of twisting and impugning God's word. Since God's word is Holy due to such having been issued by Him, any slight upon the Holy scriptures amounts to blasphemy against the very integrity of God, Who not only delivered such unto man; but promised to guard such in Holy purity throughout all generations.
Psalms 12:6-7 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Modernists pulled off a major coup by way of those two heretics by the names of BF Westcott and FJA Hort which produced a new Greek text based upon a small number of blasphemous Gnostic manuscript corruptions of God's word that have long since been proven to be hopelessly defective and useless due to the errors and omissions contained therein.
Westcott and Hort were both involved in the occult, even carrying on with Helena Blavatsky, a notorious Satanist and co-founder of the Theosophical Society, and a channeler (psychic medium) who is known as the mother of the New Age movement due to her having produced some of their primary text books while under the influence of Satan. Westcott and Hort were also principals in a society for investigating psychic phenomena and paranormal experiences. Hort was actually a medium himself who produced letters dictated to him by various spirit entities and then circulated such among the inner circle of his spiritualist society.
The Greek text produced by these men, who falsely maintained that their primary source material included the 'oldest and best' manuscripts, has become the new foundation underlying all modernist bibles which being neither reliable nor Holy have caused much confusion as Satan attempts to install such in place of God's word. The uncertainty caused by this proliferation of bogus bibles has contributed to the low view held by many Christians concerning scripture, who being unsure that God's word even exists today, (EG. Maintaining that God's truth only exists in a pure form in the original writings which they admit no longer exist.) are leaning into mysticism which maintains that man can have a direct relationship with God apart from His Divinely preserved New Testament account concerning His Son.
When I read over the statements of faith from various groups I cannot but wonder how they managed to survive as long as they have in that they maintain that they do not believe that they even have access to any reliable text of the Word of God. It is common to hear claims such as; "We believe that the scriptures are inerrant and totally sufficient in regards to Christian faith and practice as they exist in the original manuscripts." (Meaning; we know that many modern bibles we endorse are seriously flawed but in the interest of maintaining some semblance of unity in our churches we therefore hold that no bible today is truly inerrant or reliable.) Now those same people will tell you that those original manuscripts do not exist anymore which makes the above statement of faith into total nonsense in that while they uphold the truth as regards the soundness of those 'original manuscripts' they also admit at the same time that they do not have any.
If they cannot point to God's Word today and say that such is inerrant and all sufficient then they are confessing that they do not believe that God has provided them with any sure basis for their having faith. Otherwise they would maintain that they now have God's Word and that such is inerrant and all sufficient. Their statement of faith is actually a statement of unbelief because without any assurance that they actually have the pure word of God before them it is not possible for them to have confidence in such. And apart from having confidence that they now have the Holy scriptures before them they cannot preach it as the word of God nor can they say that what they teach is inerrant or sufficient without contradicting their former so called statement of faith which says in effect that they don't believe that they presently have God's inerrant 'Word'.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Apart from faith that the Lord has indeed preserved His Word intact they actually have no basis by which to reprove any man who says that he does indeed have the word of God because they have already admitted that they do not believe that they possess any reliable basis for doing so from scripture. And apart from a perfectly reliable text what have they left by which to claim any authority in regards to spiritual matters? They have in effect rendered themselves impotent by having fallen for a grand lie that maintains that God did not keep His Word so as to maintain the integrity of the Gospel. Apart from a perfectly reliable text they have no sure and objective foundation left but only subjective impressions that they hope are from God, but actually cannot prove do indeed proceed from God because they do not allow any absolutely reliable and objective test that exists entirely outside of themselves.
If we allow subjective impressions to be considered truth apart from any definitive test as to the verity of such then reality eventually becomes whatever any man may imagine such to be. That however is the doctrine of the New Age movement that maintains that mystical subjective experience ought to be considered a proper basis for any man's religion. In that situation, truth and lies, and right and wrong, become equally valid foundations for faith and practice and so the world becomes transformed into a madhouse where each maintains that their own imagination must be considered sufficient grounds by which to determine reality. These days it would be rather easy to find a dozen men all claiming that they are operating under the guidance of the Holy Spirit; yet if you were to ask each the same question regarding the Word of God, it would be possible to obtain twelve different answers, many of which contradict one another; and furthermore many could produce a twisted bible that may just back up their own particular interpretation. In short what you have is total chaos based upon men having produced bibles interpreted according to their imaginations.
The above so called statement of faith would allow any man at any time to rewrite the bible to suit himself and maintain that his version is perfectly reliable due to Divine inspiration while the man in the next pew is busying tearing pages out of his copy because he too feels inspired of God to remove some things that he has determined are offensive. Maintaining that there is no sure and perfectly reliable text of God's Word today is the same as saying that man's imagination has now become the basis for his own salvation.
Among those who haven't fallen away altogether due to the modernist confusion caused by all those corrupted bibles there are many who are trying to embrace both the Word of God (The KJV being an accurate and blessed English translation of such.) along with the corrupted modern versions. Spiritually speaking these saints are sitting on the fence being tolerant of these occult based Gnostic counterfeit bibles while trying to remain true to the Lord by being supportive of the genuine word of God. I believe that the Lord is about to shake that fence and so I solemnly present this challenge;
IF GOD BE GOD THEN FOLLOW HIM
AND REMAIN TRUE TO HIS WORD;
IF WESTCOTT AND HORT BE YOUR GODS,
FOLLOW THEM AND THEIR BOGUS BIBLES!
Modernism's influence can be traced back to Gnosticism's mystic pseudo-Christianity which sought to replace the biblical faith of Christians with a false faith based on revelations from so called enlightened scholars who maintained that their relationship with God was superior to all others and that such made them the true guides of the Church, scripture notwithstanding. (You may recognize Catholicism's roots here for this indeed is the true foundation for that abomination.)
Gnostics claimed that they had a superior revelation of the Christian faith and taught that salvation was by way of illumination (Not an atonement.) while denying the inerrancy of the Holy scriptures and ridiculing orthodoxy (sound doctrine) which incidentally exposed them as being simply unregenerate heretics and filthy dreamers who were walking after the flesh. They also tended to equate self esteem with godliness and denied the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. They maintained that Christ would deliver men by His coming rather than through His blood atonement.
(Now why does that appear to be a foreboding of pre-trib preaching which emphasizes the Lord's coming while at the same time growing more and more tolerant of sin?)
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
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