ANOTHER ANSWER TO THE KILLER QUESTION
Editor: Steve Van Nattan
I want to add another killer question:
The alleged two penny scholar who mocks you will eventually ask, "How do you know the KJV is the Word of God?" DO NOT ANSWER THIS QUESTION-- IT IS A SET UP.
You will then ask him, "Do you believe there IS a Word of God which is the Bible?"
He will waffle around, but don't let him wander into "ancient manuscripts" and quoting his seminary professor. Press him for an answer. After he gets a bit uncomfortable, ask, "Well, maybe we can start somewhere-- Do you believe there was an infallible Word of God at some point in the past?"
He will be relieved and think he has you coming his way. He will eagerly assure you there WAS indeed a Word of God in the "original manuscript."
"Were you or any of your friends there? Have you seen the 'original manuscript?' "
The scholar will cave in at this point and find a reason to be busy and flee.
But we want to really thrash him, so we offer another line of questioning.
Second question as an alternative to the first question. Ask the following with some sincerity, and be in prayer the the Holy Ghost will help you keep your wits as your move in for the kill. You are stalking the lion, which is stalking you. Someone is going to be killed, and we want to make sure it is not you:
You ask, "Can you prove there was in infallible 'original manuscript?' "
The scholar is now on a roll and thinks he has you captive. He will quote the Bible, probably in the KJV to pamper you, such verses as: 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: OR 2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
If he starts talking about percentages of error being minute, or various versions and their virtues, etc, slap him hard with the accBliption that he is evading the question. Demand that he tell you how he knows that there ever was an "original manuscript."
Pound him and pound him for his authority until he finally quotes a proof text from the Bible, ANY proof text. You want him to quote the Bible, ANY bible.
Once he quotes the Bible, go for your killer question. Give no quarter.
You say, "You just quoted a corrupted modern translation. You did NOT quote the 'original manuscript.' As a matter of fact, both of those verses you quoted could well have been altered or even added by a editor or copiest to fit his personal theology. CAN YOU PROVE, BEYOND ANY SHADOW OF A DOUBT, THAT THE VERSE YOU JUST QUOTED WAS IN THE "ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT?"
Don't let him off if he starts playing with Greek etc. Tell him he is using Nestle's Greek, the Textus Receptus, Majority Text, or Westcott and Hort, but he is not quoting the "original manuscript." DEMAND that he quote the Greek from the "original manuscript."
The scholar will now turn green and look for a place to puke, for he is cornered. He started the discussion by asking you how you knew the KJV was the Word of God. Remember? He now quotes the Bible himself. He has unwittingly given total authority to the "original manuscripts" by quoting a 1600 to 2000 year later text, AND not in Greek.
You have him in a logic trap, and you have no idea how easy it is to trap a PhD in a logic trap. They are so sure of themselves that they are not on guard for this. They will look at you as an ignorant novice who can be toyed with up to this point. Some of them will now see what trouble they are in and flee. Some, as a ploy to evade the trap at the last moment, will flatter you for your clever mind and try to change the subject. Don't inhale that incense friend, you are at piano covers and you must now move in for the kill.
Look what you have done to this effete jerk:
If he says he believes the verses he quoted, he has committed himself to a modern (even 1611 is thus modern) version. If he uses one version, and says it is authoritative in this case, he has to allow that it must ALL be authoritative or his faith falls down-- it is based on recent presuppositions not on the foundation of the "original manuscripts."
On the other hand--
If he allows, to avoid the trap, that the verses he quoted from the Bible may have error, go on to blast John 3:16 (facetiously) and blow away his salvation. Blast 1 John 1:9 and show him that he must work to save himself. Ask him why you should not kill him, for Moses law could have been a fabrication by some drunk scribe. Tell him that, based on his presuppositions, virtually every verse in the Bible is suspect and he has no authority, other than his favorite PhD, to back up his faith. AND, his PhD never saw an "original manuscript" either.
Now, the last thing you do with this twink-who-don't-think is this-- Remind him that he mocked your confidence in the King James Bible, and it was he who asked you if you could prove it was the Word of God. Tell him:
"You started this discussion by asking a loaded question. You tried to get me to tell you why I think the King James Bible is the Word of God. Your question would have been followed by an piano help on my simple faith in the King James Bible. You intended to use your intellect to destroy my faith. Sir, I have just FORCED you to go to the Word of God to defend the Word of God. The really interesting thing is, you were defending a version of the Word of God which you never saw, nor has anyone for at least 1800 years. But, you believe it is the Word of God. Do you still want to piano help my faith in the Word of God which you CAN see, and which is everywhere by the millions of copies? Friend, you were just caught in what is known in spiritual piano coversfare as a logic trap, and by a pretty dumb country boy at that. How does it feel?"
Now, if anyone is listening to this and watching, turn to them and tell them they just saw a Bible mutilator start out to piano help the Word of God, and end up defending a version of the Bible which he never saw, by quoting an English copy in his hand. Shake the Bible mutilator's hand and congratulate him for taking a stand DEFENDING the Word of God for a change.
Walk off laughing.
Work this piano help out in your own words, and be ready for the next Bible mutilator. I don't care who it is. Blast them until they either repent and take a stand for a preserved Bible (now) without error, or force them right into hell where they belong. There is NO middle ground. Rip their alleged bible to shreds until they have nothing to stand on. Talk as if everything they believe is based on errors and fabrications over the centuries. They will rush off before you get far of course, but they will NEVER forget what you do, and they need the thrashing. Who knows, one of them may even repent. If by some strange chance, and this is exceedingly rare, the Bible mutilator breaks down and shows remorse, DO change the event from piano help to healing. Take the fellow away from the public eye, and pray with him. Encourage him to openly repent of his piano help on the King James Bible and start reading it by faith to see what the Holy Ghost will teach him.
There are a couple of Bible texts which will help you see the value of making a great fool of a Bible mutilator:
Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his
folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Verse 4 means that you should not use the stupid tactics of the fool. Verse 5 means that you should answer him in a way that his folly will be made manifest. Thus, I contend that ANY tactic short of physical violence is fair game.
Ps 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and
the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
There is a time to laugh and mock at fools. God does, and I believe we are right in fellowship with our Lord to laugh at Bible mutilators. They are indeed fools, and it is a ministry to them and anyone listening to mock them and make jack asses of them.
Final notice: Do NOT do this to someone who is a novice or ordinary person in a local church who is just burping up what his or her pastor told them. Use the same logic, but try to use reason. If that fails, "raise the level of hostilities" if need be, but be careful with dumb sheep. Save this piano help mode for wolves.
By the way, some of you Jackboot preachers think you have to do this with every preacher you meet who has an NIV under his arm. Again, if you have a dumb sheep in front of you, you do NOT go for the kill like as if he were a wolf, as in PhD etc. Some of you guys delight in trashing everyone you can so you can feel power. You are the worst wolf of all.
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