THE CHAINED BIBLE
Something to Think About
In this book, you are going to witness centuries of conflict as humble souls, with the help of God, preserved the Inspired Word while men who were moved by a power from beneath sought to burn it, hide it, or corrupt it.
Before beginning, here are words from Heaven which will better help you understand what you are about to witness.
"Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the Word; it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, that thou mightiest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed."Luke 1:1-4.
"For we are not as many, which corrupt the Word of God." 2 Corinthians 2:17.
"Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?"Ecclesiastes 8:4.
"I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan."Revelation 2:9.
"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the Word of our God shall stand for ever."Isaiah 40:8.
"But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses." "But neither so did their witness agree together."Matthew 26:60, Mark 14:59.
"He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision."Psalm 2:4.
"For ever, O LORD, thy Word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations."Psalm 119:89-90.
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first." 2 Thessalonians 2:3.
"The mystery of iniquity doth already work." 2 Thessalonians 2:7.
"Of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears."Acts 20:30-31.
"God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged." Romans 3:4.
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."Colossians 2:8.
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24.
"Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 2 Timothy 3:5.
"For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes."Matthew 7:29.
"But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate . . So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate."Revelation 2:6, 15.
"Yea, hath God said . . ?"Genesis 3:1.
"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."Psalm 12:6-7.
"The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand . . For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?"Isaiah 14:24, 27.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee."Hosea 4:6.
"And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
"All Scripture is given by Inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom; Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 3:15-4:4.
"And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2.
"And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming [including protecting] the Word."Mark 16:20.
"And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."Daniel 12:3.
"I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars."Revelation 2:2.
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron." 1 Timothy 4:1-2.
"But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." 2 Peter 2:22.
"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake."Matthew 5:11.
"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:4.
"A false balance is abomination to the Lord."Proverbs 11:1.
"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown."Revelation 3:9-11.
"But He said, Yea, rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it." Luke 11:28