Christian Churches of God

No. 164H




Choosing and Using the Bible


(Edition 1.0 20230715-20230715)


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 Choosing and Using the Bible


We published the compilation of the Canon in the text The Bible (No. 164). The Text of the early church was the Septuagint or LXX for centuries. It was translated from the original Hebrew text into Greek. Mathew was written in Hebrew and then translated to Greek.  It is important that we understand the compilation of the Canon and its use. The Texts were introduced to Britain and Europe and all over the Middle East and India under the Seventy in the First Century. The Temple Calendar (No. 156) was in use over that time and continued to be so for 1,700 years over the periods of time known as Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, and Thyatira.


After the fall of the Temple in the War with Rome (No. 298) the Temple scrolls of the Bibe texts were taken to Rome in 70 CE. The pharisees took over and in 220 CE when the emperor Severin returned the original Temple Scrolls, the Jews found that there were 32 places in the later Masoretic Text (MT) that differed from the Temple Scrolls (see #164F below). This alteration went on by the later Masoretes to change significant texts. These alterations also had an effect on the later texts.


At the fall of the Parthian Empire in the Second Century CE, the Celtic/Semites as an Hg. R1b/I(AS) etc.  group moved north west from Parthia into Northwest Europe (see 212F). They brought with them the Almanac/Middle Eastern Calendar compiled on an annual or multi-year basis with an average two 59-day months based on the conjunctions of the moon. It was in the Almanac which is Arabic for the counting. An original of the Almanac is in Cambridge University (Brady J. B.  Clavis Calendaria. Vol. 1. 1812) (This text also states Christ was born at Tabernacles, ibid pp. 313-314.) The same New Moon calendar was used by the British in the Celtic Church system which was established in the early First Century at Glastonbury on the twelve hides of land given by Arviragus king of the Silurians at the request of Joseph ben Mattat of Arimathea, his grandfather in law, and Linus his nephew, who was ordained by Christ in the Seventy and was first bishop of Rome, and the British Church was established by Aristobulus (Rom. 16:10), also ordained by Christ (see Establishment of the Church under the Seventy (122D); Origin of the Christian Church in Britain (No. 266)). This church was still extant with the entire British Celtic Church in operation as at 597 CE when The Roman Catholics sent Augustine (later of Canterbury) to Britain at the request of the French wife of Ethelbert king of the Angles. (It was later burnt down under the Trinitarians.) Augustine “baptised” 10,000 Angles by sprinkling at the midwinter fires of 597. By 663/4 they became prominent and subjugated the Sabbath-keeping Quartodecimans by force of arms from the synod at Hilda's Abbey in Whitby in 663/4 CE). The Celtic Sabbatarian Churches were suppressed and then driven underground in Wales and suppressed in Scotland by Queen Margaret, the Athelings daughter. The same happened in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, France and Germany. The last to be suppressed and driven underground were the Hermanduri and Thuringians. The churches were operational in Transylvania up to the end of the Nineteenth century and also in the Palatinate states in the end of the Eighteenth Century. The Paulicians were observed in the Taurus area by Lady Mary Wortley Montague (see also Nos. 122 and 170).


The Trinitarians tried to suppress the Bible everywhere in Europe, Scandinavia and Britain. They had emerged successful in Southern Italy and Greece. They used the power of the Normans to achieve this supremacy and finally they elected a pope from Britain, (Aiden IV) who gave Ireland to the British Normans in the Twelfth century to suppress the Irish Sabbatarians established by Patrick and Colum Cille or Columba of Iona and finally the Scottish Sabbatarians established by Aiden of Lindisfarne trained by Columba at Iona. To talk to the average Irishman or a Scot today they will tell you they were always Trinitarian Sunday worshippers from the beginning, the brainwashing is that complete. 


To eliminate Quartodeciman Sabbatarianism the Trinitarian Sunday worshippers, of the Sun and Mystery Cults, had to get rid of the Bible and they supressed it, wherever they had control. However, the Sabbatarian system began to emerge all over the world and the Protestant Reformation began to emerge under the Sabbatarian Quartodecimans. To defray the massive movement in Britain and Northern Europe they had to alter the Bible to make it appear as though it supported the system of the Triune God where no such support existed in the actual Bible texts. So, to enable publication, and only from Switzerland, they had the Textus Receptus compiled under the Elzevir brothers over the early 1400s. They began publishing Bibles in Switzerland in English and smuggled them into England, Scotland and Ireland as well as in German and other languages. The English and Scottish bishops were buying what they could get their hands on and destroyed them. All they achieved was to enable economies of scale and the Bibles kept on coming. The Textus Receptus included the massive forgeries that were used to delude the British and European people and make it appear as though the Triune God was enshrined in the original texts which they were not. Also they were based on the teaching that the NT had done away with the Laws of God based on a complete misuse and misrepresentation of the writings of Paul.


The Reformation in Europe was circumvented by Trinitarian plants such as Martin Luther and Menno Simons and others to maintain the doctrines of the Sun Cults and their festivals where possible (see also Origins of Christmas and Easter (No. 235)).


The full horror of the forgeries was concealed from the lay populace everywhere. These forged texts were enshrined in the King James Version of 1611 (KJV) and all subsequent texts based on the Receptus including the NKJV and the NIV. These serious forgeries are explained in the texts:

Alleged Bible Contradictions (No. 164B);

Antinomian Destruction of Christianity by Misuse of Scripture (No. 164C);

Antinomian Attacks on the Law of God (No. 164D);

Antinomian Denial of Baptism (No. 164E);

Forgeries and Additions/Mistranslations in the Bible (No. 164F);

Forgeries and Mistranslations Relating to the Position of Christ (No. 164G).


The result of these forgeries and misrepresentations is to delude the entire populace that the KJV and other texts based on the Receptus are the true Bible texts and have been used as the authentic and true texts, and to question that claim is regarded as incorrect. The same falsehoods are advanced in Europe in the Bible of the other languages based on the same errors. Nothing could be further from the truth. The amazing thing is that the Churches of God have become so ignorant and uneducated that they endorse the very basis of the heresy that they have fought against for millennia. The result has been that the last two eras of the Sabbatarian Quartodeciman Churches of this age are utterly heretical and compromised by the Bible texts they use and the False Calendar their ministry brought in from the Judaisers that they allowed to administer them over the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.


If one relies entirely on the KJV or NKJV and NIV one has no chance of eliminating the heresies of Ditheism (No. 076B), or Binitarianism and Trinitarianism (No. 076), for which the Churches of God were persecuted for rejecting as heresies over the ages (see Nos.  122 and 170).


Choosing a Bible

The fact of the matter is that one should avoid relying on the KJV and NKJV, NIV and other Protestant Trinitarian Texts. If one is forced for some reason to use such texts in English, then there is one text that is the result of an authoritative examination of the original Greek Biblical texts against the texts of the Receptus. That work has been done by Bullinger in the Companion Bible and the notes tell you which verses are original and which are later additions to the Receptus and which should be omitted. An Interlinear text is Green's Interlinear based on the Receptus and linked to Strong's Concordance of the Bible.


The major text that should be used is the Revised Standard Version and the best of those is the New Annotated Oxford Version of the RSV.


So also the Concordant Literal Versions by A.E. Knoch are useful texts.


The LXX or Septuagint has been translated into English by Sir Lancelot Brenton and that is a very useful tool. 


Whiston's translation of Josephus is also important.


Avoid abridged works such as that of Frazer's Golden Bough. The Original is in multiple volumes (13 vols.) and the abridged work avoids the true texts that show the massive influence of the pagan doctrines of Attis, Adonis, Osirus, Mithras and the Sun and Mystery Cults on Christianity.


Other useful works are the Ante-Nicene  Fathers (ANF) and also The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (ERE). See also CCG Commentaries on the Koran and the Bible. See also Mysticism (the B7 series) and the Sabbatarians in Transylvania (A_B2).


CCG uses the RSV on which to base its commentaries and also using other important prophetic and historical commentaries in its extensive library. So also CCG considers Marshall's RSV Interlinear Greek English New Testament is also useful. The Soncino is also an important text with rabbinical commentaries. However, many of the notes are not Christian or Messianic in view point.  The CCG commentaries will contain explanations of the Bible Prophecies not found elsewhere and are important learning texts.


The text of Jeremiah contains the RSV and also the LXX translations and identifies the reorganisation of the texts and has a chart for comparison of the texts.  The explanations of the Psalms (F019, i, ii, iii, iv, v), are a powerhouse of prophecy, and the Latter Prophets are an outstanding example of the long term structure of God's intervention and plan for mankind under the Messiah and the Churches of God.


Each person of the Churches of God wishing to attain to the First Resurrection (No. 143A)

should study the texts re the Forgeries and Misrepresentations discussed in Nos. 164F and 164G above.  A workman is only as good as the tools they use. If your minister insists on the KJV then you will not make the First Resurrection. Shun those people trying to push those texts and false doctrines. If your group and church also use the Hillel Calendar (Nos. 195; 195C), then you have virtually no chance of reaching that First Resurrection, and perhaps not even of entering the millennial system at the return of Christ, unless you repent. Your only option is to shun these people and get as far away from them as possible and find a group with true doctrines and the correct calendar (No. 156).  The Church of God is not a social club. It is indeed a family that looks after one another but it serves the One True God under Messiah, whom He sent (John 17:3), and keeps the Law of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ (Isa. 8:20; Rev. 12:17; 14:12).


It is also important that you use a good concordance such as The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.


Avoid all texts written by Trinitarians who teach Heaven and Hell doctrines and who are revisionists teaching, for example, that some of the Psalms were written in the reign of other later kings such as Hezekiah or who place the Bible texts as late as the Second Century BCE. Their commentaries will be worthless. Do not waste time on them. So also avoid any text that teaches a Heavenly scenario on death even partially for some people or in any so-called investigative judgment, or any elitist 144,000 under separative doctrines, or also Hell as a place of torment. Remember God is not a respecter of persons, nor is He a sadist.


Using the texts and Why

Once you are set up with the necessary tools you are ready to work. However, you must understand your role and aim to do so correctly.  Messiah stated: “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said you are gods’? If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said 'I am the Son of God’? (Jn. 10:34-36).


God has established a plan using a national vehicle as the instrument of that plan into which all nations will be amalgamated under Messiah (see Nos. 001A, 001B and 001C). The plan is that we shall all become Elohim (see Elect as Elohim (No. 001)).


Each of us must qualify to enter the First Resurrection (143A) and we cannot do so libelling and defaming each other among the elect or the world in general. We dare not make a railing accusation against one another. Satan is the accuser of the brethren and that is more than enough for all of us.


God knows what all of us has done and will do and remember that all things work together for the good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28). All of us are predestined and at our baptism all our sins are put as far as the east is from the west. You are not a judge of each other, but it is God that judges us in the Spirit. We are to judge Angels and that means the fallen host (No. 080) and not those who have been wiping our runny noses for millennia.


We are judged according to the Law and the Testimony (Isa. 8:20; Rev. 12:17, 14:12).


The Law of God (L1) under which we are judged and tested is in two divisions. These are under the Two Great Commandments of the Law. The First Great Commandment (No. 252): “You shalt love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your might. That Commandment covers the First Four Commandments.

Law and the First Commandment (No. 253);

Law and the Second Commandment (No. 254);

Law and the Third Commandment (No. 255);

Law and the Fourth Commandment (No. 256).


These Commandments cover the Law and the Testimony concerning the Nature of God and the proper worship and respect of God and then the sanctity of God and the keeping oneself free from idolatry under the Second Commandment and free from blasphemy under the Third Commandment and sanctified in worship under the keeping of God's Sabbaths and New Moons and Feasts under God's Calendar (No. 156) through the Fourth Commandment. 


See also the God We Worship (No. 002).

These texts are encapsulated under the Shema (No. 002B).

All these Commandments are contained in the text The Law of God (L1).


So also the other elements of the Law are detailed in the Second Great Commandment (257) which is encapsuled in the phrase “You shall love your Neighbour as yourself.” These are detailed in the texts:

Law and the Fifth Commandment (No. 258);

Law and the Sixth Commandment (No. 259);

Law and the Seventh Commandment (No. 260);

Law and the Eighth Commandment (No. 261);

Law and the Ninth Commandment (No. 262);

Law and the Tenth Commandment (No. 263).


On these Two Great Commandments and the Ten Commandments that subtend from them hang all the law and the prophets. It is by the Law of God and the Testimony and Faith of Jesus Christ that we are all judged.  It is by this overarching code that our capacity to become elohim is judged. The antinomians who claim the law is done away and who keep pagan doctrines and holidays in contradiction to the Fourth Commandment will be consigned to the Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne Judgment (No. 143B). They will not be allowed to remain unrepentant and alive in the Millennium. They will die and go straight to the Second Resurrection at the end of the millennial system.


Remember this fact. No one is going to Heaven or Hell. All mankind will be dealt with on earth. God will come here after all mankind have become Elohim. If they fail then they will die, and they will be cremated in the Lake of Fire. God will not deal with them until that process is over when the Second Resurrection is finished.


Some perverted ministry, among some of the Churches of God, have invented a false doctrine regarding a Third Resurrection (No. 166). Such a doctrine is a blasphemy against the Nature of God. It was developed to compel people to remain in the churches and pay tithes instead of voting with their feet. The ministry that teach it will be sent to the Second Resurrection and all who believe and teach it will be sent to the Second Resurrection for retraining with them. Your job is to identify and explain why such a doctrine is utter blasphemy, along with all heaven and hell doctrines, along with the rituals of the Mystery and Sun Cults, from Scripture. If your minister believes and teaches such errors, then vote with your feet. Such people may well keep you from the First Resurrection. Your task is to familiarise yourself with the Bible texts so as to be able to link the texts to the Law and the Testimony and so as to be able to give an account of the hope that lies within us and to teach and train the next generations that are arising among us so that they are able to survive and serve the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He sent (Jn. 17:3); as that will enable us to attain Eternal Life (No. 133).