Cretin Atheist,<quoted text>
Did Jesus teach that one should corrupt the Bible in order to exalt oneself? Pope Benedict is acting in a pretty humble way.
The Iglesia ni Cristo does not have Her own translation of the Bible but the Roman Catholic Church have some!!! And the Bible explicitly mentions that nothing should be added or subtracted to it:
"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." (Rev. 22:18-19, KJV)
It is the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant cults which corrupted the Bible as could be gleaned from what they believed and preached:
"34. Q. Who is Jesus Christ?
"A.--Jesus Christ is God the Son who became man."
"34. T. Sino si Jesucristo?
"S.--Si Jesucristo ay ang Diyos Anak na naging tao."
Reference:(Catholic Catechism, Book One. p. 62. Sydney: E.J. Dwyer, 1962.)
Catholic and Protestant teachings that Christ is God the Son are diametrically opposed by the Scriptures!!! The Bible introduces the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God and not "God the Son." God Himself declared in Matthew 3:17 the following:
"And suddenly 'a voice came from heaven, saying,'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased'." (New King James Version)
The apostles also acknowledge Christ as the Son of God:
"Simon Peter answered and said,'You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God'." (Mt. 16:16, Ibid.)
Apostle Peter said it clear that Christ is the Son of the living God, not the living God Himself. Apostle Paul further proves that Christ is not God by distinguishing Him from the one true God. This he states:
"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus." (l Tim. 2:5, Ibid.)
The verse from Apostle Paul proves that Christ is man and not God. He distinguished Christ from God by stating that there is "one Mediator between God and men, the Man Jesus Christ." Aside from this, he made it clear that there is only one God, not two, nor three. Who is the one God whom Apostle Paul and the early Christians recognized? Was It Christ? Apostle Paul answers this in his first epistle to the Corinthians:
"Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live." (l Cor. 8:6, Ibid.)
True Christians recognize the Father in heaven as the only one true God. As discussed earlier, the Bible doesn't introduce Christ as the Father, but as the Son Of God. Hence, it was not Christ whom the Apostles and the early Christians recognized as God but the Father in heaven. This is not surprising since Christ Himself taught this truth:
"Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You.
"And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only tyrue God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent'." (Jn. 17:1,3, Ibid.)
Christ also distinguishes Himself from the true God. The true God is the Father who is in heaven while Christ is the Son and the One sent by the Father to make known the truth about God.
All Roman Catholics, Atheists, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Bereans, Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, members of the American cults, skeptics, and agnostics must improve their low I.Q.s!!!
Real Elias Ibarra