True Gospel Revealed Anew By Jesus. Volume 4
Martin Luther writes about the many errors in the Bible.
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, Luther.
I come again because I want to tell you that I was with you the afternoon when you were reading the comments on the original and the different versions of the Bible.
Among them was a reference to my version and image, and I want to say that while my version was a pretty scant translation, yet the manuscripts and other versions upon which I based by translations were not the writing of those they profess to have written them. I mean that these manuscripts were not true copies of the original epistle and book written by those whose names they bear. Many more interpolations and new constructions were given to the text of the originals than you or any other mortal are aware of.
The Bible as now written and as I translated it is full of contradictions and errors and makes the truth hard to ascertain.Take, for instance, that one subject of the blood redemption. No greater error was ever written than that the blood of Jesus saves from sin or that his blood washes away sin. It seems to me now so absurd that I wonder and am astonished that I could ever have believed such an absurdity.
I know now that there is no efficacy in Jesus’ blood to accomplish any such results, and the pity is that many men do so believe and as a consequence neglect the one vital and important requirement necessary to salvation, that is, the New Birth. This, and this only, saves men from their sins and fits them to enter the Kingdom of God, which is the Kingdom of Jesus, for he is the Prince of that Kingdom and the ruler thereof.
Jesus never said any such thing, for he has told me so. This saying that his blood was shed for man is not true. He never said it, neither did he say, drink the wine, being his blood, in remembrance of him, for the wine is not his blood and neither does it represent anything that has to do with him or his mission on earth, or his present work in the spirit world.How unfortunate that this saying is made to represent something that he did not say.
So, in order to understand the real truths of God and man’s relationship to Him and His plans for him, you must believe what the Master shall write you and what his apostles may write, for now they understand what his true mission is and what he attempted and intended to teach when on earth and what he is teaching now.
I will not write more tonight.
Your brother in Christ,