Will the foundations of this earth be removed, or will they not be removed?
His letter actually started with another question that we will answer first. He wrote, “According to the worshipers of King James’ version of God’s Truth, no other version of God’s Truth is really God’s Truth. According to them only the King’s version can be trusted. (Why only a version of the Truth? Why not the Truth?)”
1. No one in our fellowship worships the King James Version. But we do acknowledge that it is the infallible Book given to us from God and we humbly submit ourselves to it, since we are not smarter than God.
2. We do not claim that the King James Version is “a version of God’s truth”, but that it is a “version of the Bible”. Honesty demands that since there are more than 300 “versions” of the Bible on the market since 1881 and they are not the same in many respects, that we identify which version of the Bible we believe. As such, we make clear in our statement of faith that the King James Version is the ONLY true version of God’s truth in English, not “a version” as you wrongly stated.
The previous genuine versions (Geneva, Tyndale, Wycliffe, etc.) are not desirable because they pre-date modern English and were improved upon by the AV 1611 translators–so why revert to a previous product whenever the one you have in your possession (if you possess the 1769 Cambridge edition of the King James Bible) is a pure, infallible, superior version? And if you speak another language, you can get the same “version” of the Masoretic Hebrew and Greek Received Text in your language with the Spanish Valera 1865, Luther’s German, etc., translations.
And, now that we have that settled, let’s move on to the specific question about a contradition in the Bible.
Again, Robert asked, “Do Psalm 104:5 & Isaiah 24:18-20 contradict? Will the foundations of this earth be removed, or will they not be removed?
There is no contradiction between Psalm 104:5 and Isaiah 24:18-20.
-) Psalm 104 is telling us that no one (other than the Creator) and nothing (other than the will of the Creator) can or ever will remove the foundations of the earth.
-) Isaiah 24:18-20 speaks of a future day when the Creator Himself (see verse 21) will do what no one else can do (as Psalm 104:5 declares). The Lord will shake the foundations…
What you also leave out is the fact that Isaiah also foretells that AFTER this event that you are concerned with, there will be a New Heavens and New Earth. In Isaiah 65:17 the prophet quotes the Creator as saying, “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”
Peter sums up the entire event this way:
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
“Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
2 Peter 3:10-13
Revelation 21 is another fascinating account of this future event.
Robert, we worship Jesus Christ. He said, “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63) Jesus prayed to the Father saying, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17)
Ephesians 2:8-9 says that we are saved, “by grace… through faith.” And Paul wrote, “So then, faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
And James wrote in chapter 1 and verse 21 of his letter, “receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”
Time and time, over and over, we are told that the word of God is what God uses to save our souls. When a believer shares the story of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, he or she is preaching the word of God that will save the soul. But Scripture makes clear that no one can be saved unless they receive it AS the word of God and not as a corrupted, changeable book from man.
“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.” (1 Thessalonians 2:13)
But if you don’t believe it, then it won’t work.
There are no errors in the King James Bible. Only careless readers who seek an occasion to dismiss God’s word as an excuse for their rebellion.
Is that you? I pray, for your sake, that it is not. And I would truly love to assist you in any way if you have genuine questions and a teachable spirit. I will honestly pray that God does a wonderful work in your life. If any of us are to find life and fulfillment, it will only be as a result of His work in our hearts.
Respectfully In Christ Jesus,