“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments
of God, and the faith of Jesus”.  -Rev 14:12

"To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life..."  -Romans 2:7

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Chapter 1

Take It As It Reads

 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. Psalms 19:7  

In writing this book I feel that it is here necessary to explain a few things. First this book is not written by a biblical scholar that has spent years in the study of Greek or Hebrew. It is not intended to address the minds of those of great learning. It is written by a layperson and is intended for the layperson. It is based on the idea of taking the Bible as it reads and comparing the doctrine found in the translations to see if there is reason to reject or accept a translation based on how it compares with the KJV. As a Seventh-day Adventist that believes that the doctrines we hold are found in the Bible, including what constitutes a true prophet, I will refer to the writings of Ellen White. As I have done this comparative study my understanding of what is in the Bible and just how strongly Ellen White’s writings agree with the Bible has been greatly strengthened. I will therefore refer to her in the same way that I would refer to the writings of Paul or James or Matthew or any other prophet. But I wish to let the Bible speak for itself and allow the compared verses to speak for themselves.

 I would like to mention here that I whole heartily agree that some words in the KJV are very difficult to understand, and I agree that a translation using words that are more common would be very helpful, but I reject any bible that has doctrinal changes. If I cannot find a bible in modern English that maintains the doctrines of the KJV then I will find the meanings of those old English words.

 Perhaps the reader of this thesis has even at this early stage felt that the author’s position is extreme and that she has an unbalanced view….

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