"If Thine Eye Be Single" -- Key Bible Passage
Targeted For Corruption
The DEFINED King James Bible contains more corrupt
definitions than I have time to cite in this series. I have concentrated on some
most obvious doctrinal changes they have introduced into the King James Bible
through the vehicle of "definitions."
How many examples do you need to be convinced that God is not
pleased with the chaff The Bible for Today inserted into their DEFINED King James Bible?
The abundance of
definitions expose The DEFINED King
James Bible (like
the New King James Version) as a Trojan Horse in the King James Bible
Those who are most vulnerable to
being misled by
the false definitions in the DEFINED King James Bible are:
those who speak English as a second language
(including the deaf)
people who are not familiar with the King James Bible
anyone who is not already grounded in
Was Jesus Teaching His Disciples How to Have Healthy
Let us examine the way Waites of The Bible For Today (and
The Dean Burgon Society) drastically
changed Jesus' critical warning in Matthew 6:22 and 23.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be
single6, thy whole body shall be full of light.
But if thine eye be evil6b,
whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be
darkness, how great is that darkness! Matt. 6:23
footnotes in the DEFINED King James Bible:
GK sound, healthy
6b i.e. diseased
Notice that the words in footnote #6 ("sound, healthy") were
plucked from a Greek Lexicon.
The Definition is Determined by the Context
The context in which a word is used is essential to
understanding its meaning. If a word is being used to teach a spiritual
principle, then that word must be defined in that particular context.
This article cites yet another example in which the definitions in The DEFINED King
James Bible serve to mislead the reader by violating the context!
In the case of Matthew 6:22 and 23, the Waites' ignored the
obvious context of "single" and "evil" as it is used in this passage of
Scripture and created their own version of meaning, causing readers to think Jesus was talking about a healthy eye and a diseased eye.
Instead of the readers being made aware that Jesus warned his
followers to be devoted to one single thing: walking in the light of God's word,
lest we lose this light and be overcome with spiritual darkness,
the Waites steered them in a
Jesus was not teaching a Physical Health Class
Regardless of the Waites' misleading footnotes, Jesus was not referring to
the physical eyesight. Jesus was referring to
seeing clearly in a spiritual sense. The Lord Jesus Christ often used word pictures for
the purpose of teaching spiritual truths.
The word, "single" in the biblical context of "thine eye be
Pure; simple; incorrupt; unbiased; having clear vision of
divine truth. Matt. 6.
Single. Steady, devoted to one object
(Quoted from Barnes Commentary)
The word, "evil" in the biblical context of "But if thine eye
be evil" has the connotation of:
corrupt; wicked, bad in regard to
divine truth. Someone who has an evil eye is not devoted to one object: serving
God in spirit and in truth. One who has an evil eye wavers in his devotion to
God alone and thus will eventually be overcome by spiritual darkness.
The Christian must cooperate
with God by obeying the Lord Jesus Christ with a single eye. This is how God
will keep him from being deceived
"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine
eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. "(Being full of light is
being in a state of safety from deception.)
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that
The Bible For Today's false definitions
for "single" and "evil" serve to pervert Jesus' warning to
his disciples. They wrongly teach that Jesus Christ's warning referred to the physical health of one's
eyes rather than one's spiritual condition.
Also see: Having
a Single Eye Equals Being Not Deceived
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