Four Crucified And No Private Interpretation July 2, 1967
Teaching from the Power For Abundant Living class.
SNT – 265
Publication Date: 07-02-1967
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
2Pe 1:20; Mat 27:35-37
Mat 27:38, 44; Luk 23:32, 33, 39, 40
Joh 19:18; Rev 22:2
Joh 19:18, 32, 33; Luk 23:39, 40
Excerpt from SNT 265 Four Crucified (07/02/67)
Take your Bibles tonight and turn to the Gospel of Matthew, the 27th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. We have been dealing with a tremendous truth in God’s Word as to how the Word interprets itself without any private interpretation. For the Word of God says that the first thing you have to know is that no prophecy, none of that which is foretold or forth told, in the Word of God, is of any, what, private interpretation. If it is of no private interpretation then I dare not interpreted. For if I interpreted it then it is private. You dare not interpret it nor anybody else or any other denomination. For if they interpret it, it is private interpretation. So the first time you hear somebody say, “Well I think this is what the Bible says,” he's already wrong. Because the Word doesn't mean what it says then nor does it say what it means. The scriptures are of no private interpretation which means that they must interpret themselves.
And this they do in a three-fold way; either in the verse, right where it's written; or in the context of that which the whole story is made up of; or it has been used before. Now we have been dealing in this class, even before tonight, with how the scripture interprets itself right in the verse where it is written. And of course tonight I want to continue on this same subject only we’re going to enlarge it so that we can understand it even better.
For instance, one place in scripture, one place in the Word of God, may not tell everything regarding a certain incident. For instance, Isaiah may say something about the coming of the Lord, the first coming of the Lord. Then another prophet like Amos may say something regarding it, or another prophet. Now, what, for instance, Amos said, cannot contradict what Isaiah said regarding the identical time or situation. Understand? Amos could say something which would add to what Isaiah said. Or Isiah could say something that would add to what Jeremiah said. But if it's regarding an identical time or situation, what any man of God spoke or wrote in the Word of God cannot be contradictory of any other section of God's Word. It could be an enlargement. Right? But it cannot be a contradiction if it's God's Word.
Now this becomes remarkable true in the study of God's Word. For one of the things that you must always observe in the scripture, where it interprets itself right in the verse, is you have to watch your time. You must watch time. You must watch place. And you must watch person or persons who are involved.
If a situation is identical, then it is identical. If it's only similar, it is never identical. Remember, I spoke to the class about two of them coming out of a certain the city that were blind. And then later on, one coming out? And all the Harmonies of Gospels say that these two are identical. Well bless God, if two is identical with one, and we can't even count to three, we're in the soup. This is why you, we, we must observe with a very mathematical exactness and scientific precision. We must observe time, place, people that are involved.
Now for instance, the gospel of Matthew talking about an identical situation can say something about which Mark speaks. But that which Mark says cannot contradict what Matthew says if it's an identical situation. Understand? But, Luke could also speak about it. Luke could say something that Matthew did not say, for instance, regarding that identical situation. It wouldn’t contradict, it would augment. It would enlarge.
So, these are the great principles now that were going to ferret out in this teaching session today. The great principles on how the word interprets itself right in the verse where it is written. But that one section of the Word may say one thing, another section may say something else which will not contradict but it will simply supplement, complement, add to. And when you finally get it all rounded out, regarding one identical situation, you will have all that can ever be known regarding that situation.
I debated with myself, spiritually, what I should use to teach this tremendous truth. Because, there are so many things in the Word of God I'd like to teach. You can’t teach them all, so as I’ve told you in the classes, I teach you simply keys, but I could teach you these keys from a number of different places and make them live for you, that you would understand the Word of God again.
For instance, I could take the two entries into Jerusalem. Every commentary, everything I have ever read has said there is only one entry into Jerusalem in Jesus’s last week. It is called, what? The Triumphal Entry. This is not true. The Bible says there were two entries into Jerusalem. That is one subject I could handle here tonight.
Another subject deals with the last week of Christ’s life, were according to common custom, and practice and teach, we were taught that there are only two suppers that were given to the Lord Jesus Christ that last week, where a woman anointed his feet and so forth. But when you work the Word of God with its minute accuracy, you see that there were three suppers. Likewise with the anointings of those times. The people say there was only one anointing. The Bible say there were two.
And then there is the subject I would like to handle sometime, I have already taught this to small groups of people, simply for research. But, how many times did Peter deny the Lord? Three. Right. We are all wrong. The Bible says six times. So, there were six denials.
It is great to have a class because we read ‘thoroughly’ instead of ‘throughly.’ We do all these things wonderfully, according to custom and design. But this is why we are in a class. You wouldn’t be in this class if you were not here to learn. And it is no disgrace to be wrong. It is a disgrace to stay that way when there is light available. That’s the only difference.
And according to the minute record of God’s Work, you will find that there were six denials of, by Peter before the cock crew the second time.
Now, how do you study these things out? That is what you want to learn. That is why you are here tonight. How do we get these? And of course the classic one that I teach in the class, Father brought me right back again. I could teach all of these, and I said, “Father, which one?” And He said, “The same old stuff to the class tonight again.” And it is the four crucified with Jesus that we are going to handle to teach the greatness of this principle.
Once again, now watch it. We watch time. We watch place. We watch people that are involved. And that one place in scripture may not tell it all, but all that is needed at that place is told. But there can be additions in other sections of the Word of God talking about an identical situation. But those other cannot conflict with that which precedes or that which follows. Cause if it is God’s Word, class, the whole Bible will have to fit like a hand in a glove. Understand?
We turn to Matthew 27 for our first record tonight. Matthew 27, verse 35…
(2 Peter 1:20)
Matthew 27:38, 44
Luke 23:32, 33, 39, 40
John 19:18, 32, 33
Luke 23:39, 40
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: crucified, Jesus, thieves, gospel, God, Luke, Matthew, sat, crucifixion, cross, identical
Take your Bibles tonight and turn to the Gospel of Matthew, the 27th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, we have been dealing with a tremendous truth in God's word as to how the word interprets itself without any private interpretation. For the word of God says that the first thing you have to know, is that no prophecy, none of that which is for told or fourth told in the Word of God is of any what private interpretation? If, if it's up no private interpretation, then I dare not interpreted for if I interpreted it's private, you dare not interpret it, nor anybody else or any other denomination for if they interpreted it's private interpretation. So the first time you hear somebody say, Well, I think this is what the Bible says he's already wrong. Because the word doesn't mean what it says Then, nor does it say what it means. The scriptures are of no private interpretation, which means that they must interpret themselves. And this they do in a three fold way. Either in the verse right where it's written, or in the context of that which the whole story is made up of, or it has been used before. Now we have been dealing in this class, even before tonight with how the Scripture interprets itself, right in the verse where it is written. And of course, tonight, I want to continue on this same subject, only, we're going to enlarge it so that we can understand it even better. For instance, one place in Scripture, one place in the Word of God may not tell everything regarding a certain incident. For instance, Isaiah may say something about the coming of the Lord, the first coming of the Lord, then another prophet, like Amos may say something regarding it, or another prophet. Now, what, for instance, Amos says, cannot contradict what Isaiah said regarding the identical time or situation, understand. Amos could say something which would add to what Isaiah said. Or Isaiah could say something which would add to what Jeremiah said. But if it's regarding an identical time or situation, what any man of God spoke or wrote in the Word of God cannot be contradictory, of any other section of God's word. It could be an enlargement, right? But it cannot be a contradiction if it's God's Word. Now, this becomes remarkably true. In the study of God's word, for one of the things that you must always observe in the Scripture, where it interprets itself, right in the verse is you have to watch your time, you must watch time, you must watch place, and you must watch person or persons who are involved. If a situation is identical than it's identical, if it's only similar, it is never identical. Remember, I spoke to the class about two of them coming out of a certain city that were blind, and then later on one coming out, and all the harmonies of the gospel say that these two are identical. Well, bless God, if two is identical with one and we can't even count the three, we're in the soup. This is why you we we must observe with a very mathematical exactness and scientific precision, we must observe time place, people that are involved. Now, for instance, the Gospel of Matthew talking about an identical situation can say something about which Mark speaks, but that which Mark says, cannot contradict what Matthew says, if it's an identical situation, understand, but Luke could also speak about it. Luke could say something that Matthew did not say, for instance, regarding that identical situation, it wouldn't contradict, it would augment, it would enlarge. So these are the great principles now that we're going to ferret out in this teaching session today. That the, the great principle on how the word interprets itself right in the verse where it is written, but that one section of the word may say one thing, and other section may say something else, which will not contradict but it will simply supplement complement add to and when you finally get it all rounded out regarding one identical situation, you'll have all that can ever be known regarding that situation.
Did they did with myself spiritually? What I should use to teach this tremendous truth. Because there are so many things in the Word of God I'd like to teach. You can't teach them all. So as I've told you, in the classes I teach you simply keys, but I could teach you these keys from some a number of different places, and make them live for you that you would understand the word of God again. For instance, I could take the two entries into Jerusalem. Every commentary, everything I've ever read said there was only one entry into Jerusalem in Jesus's last week that's called lot that triumphal entry. This is not true. The Bible says there were two entries into Jerusalem. That's one subject I could handle here tonight. And other subject deals with the last week of Christ's life, where according to common custom and practice and teaching, we have been taught that there were only two suppers that were given to the Lord Jesus Christ, that last week, where a woman anointed his feet and so forth. But when you work the Word of God with its minute accuracy, it says there were three suppers. Likewise, with the anointings of those times, the Bible, the people say there was only one anointing, the Bible says, there were two. And then there's the subject. I'd like to handle some time. I've already taught this to small groups of people simply for research. But how many times did Peter deny the Lord? Three, right? We're all wrong. The Bible says six times. So there were six denials. Let's, it's great to have a class. Because we read thoroughly instead of throughly. We do all these things wonderfully according to custom and design, don't wait about this is why we're in a class, you wouldn't be in this class, if you weren't out here to learn. And it's no disgrace to be wrong. It's a disgrace to stay that way, when there's light available. That's the only difference. And according to the minute record of God's word, you will find that there were six denials of by Peter before the COC crew the second time. Now how do you study these things out? That's what you want to learn. That's why you're here tonight. How do we get these and of course, the, the, the classic one that I teach in the class father brought me right back again, I could teach all of these and I said, Father, which one, he said the same old stuff to the class tonight again, and it's day four crucified with Jesus ever going to handle to teach the greatness of this principle. Once again, now lucky, will watch time, we want to place we want people that are involved, and that one place in Scripture may not tell it all. But all that is needed at that place is told. But there can be editions and other sections of the Word of God talking about an identical situation, but those others cannot conflict with that which precedes all that which follows, cause if it's God's word, class, the whole Bible will have to fit like a hand in a glove. I understand. We turned up Matthew 27, for our first record tonight, Matthew 27. Verse 35. And they crucified Him, Jesus, and parted his wad garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophet, they parted my garments among them, and upon my best Jers did they cast what? Lots, verse 36. And sitting down, they watched Him Jesus there. Verse 37, and set up over his head, his accusation written, this is Jesus, King of the Jews. There is another subject, we could have covered in this particular method of setting before you how the Scripture interprets itself, because this specifically says that it was his accusation that was written above, there are at least three or four I forget now, different things that were put on the cross above the head of the Lord Jesus Christ at different times of the crucifixion. This happens to be one of the but I wanted I'm not handling it. I just see these things as I teach along. But verse 35, says they crucified Jesus, they parted his garden instead cast blocks, verse 37. Six says that they sat down and watched Jesus a while. Verse 37 says, they set up over his head, his accusation. Then verse 38. What's the first word in Matthew 27? Verse 38, then is then time or place. It's time, time. Time, then is time and you always watch your time and the word of God, then then then then, then when? That's the question, when, then when is the question? You see, after verse 35? Because in verse 35, they parted his last part of his garments. What else did they do? They kept lots. does all of that take time? Sure, parting garments takes time. Casting Lots takes time. And then verse 36, says, they sat down, okay, they sat down. Now, does that take time? Even if you do it in a northern climate, it takes time. If you're sick like a Southerner, it takes a little more time to see, do you think that those soldiers after they parted the garments that this verse means that sat down? No, no, not that way. When they sat down, they sat down? Or why time involved? How much? I don't know. But I know there's time involved. That's what I know. Don't they sat five minutes aside five beside a half hours. I don't care how long the SAT. But the SAT. And I know, because the word says so right. They sat down. Then they did something else in verse 37. Somebody went back to see pilot and make a little deal. And the little deal included something they brought back and they sit up over his head give accurate citation. They put this over the top of Jesus's head, his accusation. Now to go back to the city of Jerusalem, to get the permission to do this, get somebody to letter it for them to write it out. And then for somebody to put it on top of the cross above Jesus's head, this all takes one time time. So from the time they crucified Jesus part of his garments, tax loss, that soldiers sat down and watched cable while they brought it accusation and put it over the top of his head, then, then, then, then, then, after all of that, verse 38, says, Were there two seats, crucified with him, one on the right hand, and the other way, two seats, after all of this two things, the word for thieves is the word left side, do a left side is the word that's used in every critical Greek text, meaning to do is to to less die to thieves, or two, Roberts, after they've done all of this to the Lord Jesus Christ, then they crucified two thieves, the word of God says, the one here is Lord Jesus Christ cross. The one they crucified on the left side, right side, and the other way on that's on the left. And these two that they crucified, after all of this had been accomplished, Matthew tells us that they were thieves do or less die robbers. Thieves understand what a thief is. Wonderful, isn't it? Time I'm watching and what happens just with a minute accuracy.
them were their two thieves crucified with the one on the right hand, and and other on the left, the word and other is the word one, one on the right hand, and one, the Greek text is I see is one on the right hand and one on the left, because there were how many themes to and these two were crucified now, after all of this next on one on the right side of Jesus, and the other one on the left. And while I'm thinking about this new inspiration in my heart, the cross was never something like this that we see in pictures today. You know, where there's a upright and a perpendicular. The cost was a tree and this whole thing teaching that all of us have had that Jesus Christ in Nazareth, because he was a carpenter that he made his own cross and that he prepared that he finally carried the lot he had made back there. Nazareth is nice tradition, but it's not the word of God. And in these classes, we don't care about tradition, or doctrines, a man who were concerned about the integrity and the accuracy of God's Word, the tree, the cross was a tree, a tree that they just hewed out a little for the feet, you know, they take it, and they just cut it out a little bit in here like this. And so their feet would sit in here on this tree trunk, then they drop it in the ground, just maybe two or three feet, just drop it in a hole, and their feet would only be four, six inches above the ground. And they would be having their feet in there like that. And they put their hands like this across each other on the tree and drive a nail one nail through both of those hands, then they would wrap them with rope or twine around their midriff because in that excruciating hour, when they pull on those things, they could care those that nail out of their hands and out of their feet, but they still couldn't get off of the cross because they were held by this rope, or twine as we would call the. Now that's how they nailed Jesus to the cross. And after they had part of his garments, Caslon sat down, watched him a while and got this accusation and put it over the top of the head. Then then they crucified two things, the one on the right hand and the other where now there's another wonderful truth in the Gospel of Matthew, in the 44th verse, which you must check with and mind that's wide awake, verse 44, the themes, the themes, how many to both of those themes, which were crucified with Him, pass the same into his tea. In other words, the people along the way reviled Jesus and said he while he was, if he really was God, someone had come down off the cross, he could help everybody else, but he can't help himself when he's in the soup. When we got a nail to the cross, he can do a thing for himself. If he's really God son, learned to get down off of that cross. And both of the thieves cast the same into Jesus as take both of them. Can you remember that now? Okay. That's all the record there is in the Gospel of Matthew, regarding this particular incident that we're studying. We're going to skip the Gospel of Luke, Mark tonight because Mark adds nothing to what Matthew has related. But Luke, the 23rd chapter is the next place I'd like for you to talk. Luke, chapter 23. Luke 23, verse 32. Does everybody have it? Luke 23, verse 32. And there were also two other what malefactors doesn't say a day were themes, but these are called what? malefactors led with him with Jesus to be put to death, to malefactors where watt LED with him. So when they lead Jesus out of Jerusalem, toward Calvary, toward Golgotha, the mouth of the crucifixion, when they lead Jesus out with him, Luke tells us that they lead with him lead with him to malefactors to be put to death. Luke talking about the identical crucifixion gives us some added light, which does not contradict it supplements. It adds to but it does not contradict. And Luke tells us that when they let Jesus out of Jerusalem, or Calvary, they lead with him to malefactors to malefactors to be put to death. The word malefactors in here is do all to God poor diet, to malefactors and tirely different words that that which is used in the Gospel of Matthew. So when they lead Jesus out of Jerusalem, they lead to malefactors with him.
Now, a malefactor is an evil doer. All evil doing is not stealing Every thief is an evil door. But not every evil door is a thief.
Every evil door is a malefactor. But not every malefactor is. I mean, every autumn I say it now. Keep it straight where will Okay I will. Every theme is an evildoer. A thief is a malefactor. But not every malefactor is a thief. If I committed murder that person if I did it or anybody else, he would be a malefactor and evil door, but he would not be a robber, a thief. But if I stole money from you, then I would be an evildoer. Which I turned is a malefactor. But it's there's a difference. And the difference is stated in Matthew Edie Luke. One is tells us specifically that the two who were brought after that period of time were rough thieves, but of the others. All we know is that they were evil doers, but they were not thieves. They were malefactors. They were not thieves. Walk they're evil doing was the Bible does not tell us. But it must have been sufficient Wait, sufficient, whatever you're calling to Warren crucifixion, as far as the populace was concerned. And so here in the Gospel of Luke, we have this tremendous truth. There were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death. Verse 33. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there, they crucified Him, and the one malefactors long on the right hand, and the other on the Lord. Lift. That's right. That's exactly what the Word says. And that is exactly what the Word of God means. When they lead Jesus out, they lead to walk with Him, malefactors and they crucified those two, here is the center cross. This is the cross of Jesus Christ center drops. When they crucified Jesus, they led to others with him, right. And they crucified those at the same time, one on the right hand and the other were on the left, I'm going to put an M through that cross. So these are a lot. malefactors. Then time involved, they get to parting the garments of Jesus, they get to casting lots, they sat down while they put up over his head, his accusation, then after all of that period of time, they bring two others and those two others are things and they crucify one on the right, and the other on the left. And I'll put a bar across those to represent the Two Plus Two makes how much for an astounding reality. Men hear in the book for centuries. And yet every every picture you see in the United States of the crucifixion of Jesus, you see a center cross and one cross on each side, right? That's all you ever see. And when you hear the preaching on the teaching, all you ever hear is that Jesus Christ was crucified and one on each side of you. Ladies and gentlemen, we've already discovered something either that teachings wrong with or to God's wrong one of the two. Because we can read English, I hope. And if you don't want to read it in English, you like to read it in Greek. We read it and that too. And tonight since James Chamberlain's here we read an Aramaic to add all of the texts will cooperate what I'm reading to you in English, because the accuracy is right here is a text that you have on your laptops or in your hands. There is a remarkable thing, however, in Luke 23, which we should note with alacrity. And that is verse 39. And one of the malefactors, which was hanged, railed on him, saying, If thou be the Christ Saved thyself in us. But the other answering rebuked him saying, does not thou fear God seeing thou art in the same condemnation? According to the Gospel of Matthew, how many of the thieves reviled him?
How many of the thieves but according to Luke, how many of malefactors reviled the hammer cast the same into his deep. Only one. Right? That's right. Now people, it's a remarkable thing. For those who say that there are only two who were crucified with Jesus, you have developed a major discrepancy someplace along the line. It has to be a discrepancy that in the Word of God, for in Matthew 27. We were told there were two things. While in Luke 23. We were just told there were two malefactors. Hon, according to Matthew and according to Mark, both of the thieves reviled him, while according to Luke, only one of the malefactors. Ladies and gentlemen if the Word of God is not right. In other words, if the two thieves are the same malefactors and malefactors are the same things. Then language is useless for communication purposes of the revelation of God. Because if the two themes are the two malefactors or the malefactors are the two thieves, how in the world are you going to explain to thinking boy or girl in first grade or in kindergarten, that those malefactors were brought with Jesus, when he was led fourth out of Druce? They crucified him. By really, they never did crucify him. Because after they parted, Jesus's garments cast last sat down a lot put up or his accusation, then they brought the same two which they had already crucified who had never been there, they now bring them for the first time to crucify them, ladies and gentlemen, that takes the brains of somebody I've never met. Isn't that terrible? Man, that kind of air is almost unforgivable. But ladies and gentlemen, this is exactly what we have been living under. And this is exactly what we have been taught that the two malefactors were the same as the two things. Well, the people have said that let them explain. I don't have to explain it. All I have to do is read the integrity of God's word laid set. It'll fit like a hand in a glove. All I have to do is change my theology. That's all. I don't have to change the truth of God's word. I just have to change the wrong teaching of hands. That's all right. It's as simple as ABC. And there isn't a person in this auditorium that are listening to the broadcast, who cannot count to four, or five. That's right. And so we just simply let God's word set. According to the Gospel of Luke, when they lead Jesus out. They lead to malefactors to evildoers, what they had done to warrant this crucifixion, the Bible does not say, and if it does not say it's useless to guests. So we know they took them up with Jesus. And they nailed Jesus because I thought, as they say, one malefactor on his right and one on his left. And according to the record in the Gospel of Matthew, after they, as part of Jesus's garments, cast lots sat down and watched him while put up over his head, his IQ was Asian. Then they brought two entirely different people who were thieves. And they nailed one on the right hand, one on the left, and both of the thieves, refiled Jesus, but only one of the malefactors. That's all there is in the record of Matthew, Mark and Luke. And two plus two make how many? For? How many? Would you say from the accuracy of God's record? were crucified at the timeout or in that identical period when Jesus Christ was hanging on the cross? For Is there any question any adults, there cannot be, if you can count the forward if you can read that track. Now we have one gospel left. And this is a dime a gospel of John you'll love this because it agree with your theology.
The Gospel of John Chapter 19. John chapter 19, verse 81st, Word where wh ERP is where time or is it place, place. All right, and Matthew, Mark and Luke, we were dealing not only with place but with specific time, then then then this kind of thing. Now here, the first thing we're dealing with is place. John in the room God has given giving his concern about telling us in a nutshell, everything that occurred at this one place where verse 18, where they crucified Him, Jesus, and two others with him on either side, one, and Jesus were in the middle. Don't you like that? Trim it, where they crucified Jesus. And on either side, how many? One, one and one make how many to buy from the Gospel of Matthew and Mark and Luke, we just learned that they had two on one side, and two on what the other side and to hear the Gospel of John says one. Now there is a problem with which we're confronting. The problem is that here we have an apparent contradiction, right? Yes, we do. Yes, we do. Come on sit still and think that's right. So you got a contradiction. If there was one on either side that you only have to watch Matthew and Luke, when we read it, we had how many for two is not four and four is two twice. So now we have an apparent contradiction. And ladies and gentlemen, when you have an apparent contradiction, the first place to look is where in your understanding, remember, I taught you this? Yeah, read it with an odd alacrity of mind with a sharpness with a keenness? Do you understand what is written? If you do, and there still is an apparent contradiction, then it has to be aware, and translation. That's right. Now, in this verse 18, of the Gospel of John, there isn't a word in here that you cannot understand where they crucified Him and to others with him on either side, one, and Jesus in the myths, you understand all of those words. So we have a contradiction. So we have to look in where translation. And this is remarkable. You see, the King James, translation of 1600 11, was taken from a Stevens text. But by 16 111. The doctrine which we have commonly absorbed today, and see and all the pictures that we usually see that when Jesus was crucified, there were only two others crucified with him, one on the right, and one on the left, had so permeated the thinking of the Western world, that by the time that got to translating in 1611, that translators deliberately added the word one. They added the word one, because the Stevens text from which the King James man translated it does not have the word one in it. And tonight, I'm going to pass a copy of the Stephens text among the class. And you can see for yourself that to this day, out of that same Stephens text, the word one is not in it, they added it. I have here this Stephens text, and in the Gospel of John in the 19. In the 19th chapter of this gospel, these words I have underscored in the text so that all of you can see it quickly. And you'll see from my text that it's gone through a few hands because it's sort of weather beaten, and worn and sort of Brown, because we've looked at it so often, because this is what settles the greatness of God's Word. In the text, you will see the following Greek words, the words, the words in the text that you're going to see in front of you, which is the Stephens text, you're going to see these words, dual meaning and five thing. Chi and voice saying, This is what you're going to see in your text.
To on either side, and either side, this is literally what you're going to read these same words, plan and cite them, and tie enforce them. These two, these same words are used in your King James Bible, on your in your hands and on your lap tonight in the book of Revelation, the 22nd chapter, keep your fingering John, we'll be back to but in Revelation chapter 22. And while there I'm sure you have your Greek textile back there. So if you have any question about this grip, and the accuracy of it to make them salt water after the class, but in the second verse of the 22nd Chapter, will you read it to me, gambling, the middle of the street of it, and on either side of the river and on either side. And on either side, you see those words, you want to underscore those words. And on either side, on either side would mean both sides understand either side, on both sides. On either side class, those words in Revelation are these words right here. And then tie endpoints. And on either side, same words that are used in the Gospel of John. Only in the Gospel of John, instead of the word one appearing, it has the word dual. And do all means one to two on either side, two on either side. I want to just explain the text to your so you'll understand it, when you read it, see it, you'll see these words underscored. And then you'll see the word one in English in a bracket, with no Greek word above it. Whenever the whenever they had an English word, which for which they had no Greek word in their text, they put it in a bracket, and they left the area above it open. So you would know there was no corresponding Greek word for the word one. And that's exactly what they've done in this Stephens text here. I'd like to pass this around, and you can see it for yourself. Maybe it's best, we wait until after the text is nice, then we'll take a little later on you can all see this when we come here. See it here? Do all empathy tie interesting. There's your word one, is there a Greek word above it? Nothing whatsoever, which means they've added it and they put it into a bracket to tell us they added. So there is no Greek word in any critical text ladies and gentlemen, or in any other texted extent, they added it because of the teaching that had been at the time. Take the word one out of your King James once mentally had read it, where they crucified Him. And two other with him on either walk. And Jesus were in the midst, that it fits like I had in a garden and agrees with everything, Matthew, Mark, and Luke said, Not class, we should have known this huge should have known it. I should have known it without any Greek text. Just from the English in here. You know why? The cause it says, where they crucified him and two others with him on either side, one and Jesus in the one, miss. Now class, can you ever get to and one in the missed? Know? If you're going to use the word missed? You have to have how many 468? Can when you only have two, you never put one in the missed? It's always the word. No, between. Again, next is middle. No, no, no, no, it's between them. I understand. You. You put one between two. But you put in the middle between 468 10 That's the usage of language. That's the accuracy with which the Word of God is written ladies and gentlemen.
Love the King James says where they crucified him and two others with him on either side one and Jesus in the mix. That's impossible. But you can't put someone in the midst of two. And he has to be if you only have to have two he has to be between two but in the midst of four. Haha, take the word one out you have just exactly what the Word of God says. Where they crucified Him, and two others with him on either side. And Jesus where they get fixed like a hand in it, and you haven't touched the Word of God by taking the word one out because the text itself never had it in. We have simply gone back to rightly dividing the word of truth and we stand approved before God only when we rightly divide the Word of Truth. Then we have the True Word of God. remarkable in the Gospel of John in the King James says the same thing I just posed. Same chapter. Bless your heart. Verse 32. Verse 32, then came the soldiers and breaks the legs of the first and on the other, which was crucified with him. But when they came, the text is, but when they having come to Jesus, they saw he was dead already. They break, not his legs. Now look at that verse 32, with your triple vocals on or something, quadruple. They came the soldier and break the length of the first and of the other, which was crucified with him. Who was the other that was crucified with him? Oh, wow. All right. Oh, let me show you what our tradition has taught us and it just sent it really? How are you gonna do? I have more room on this platform pretty soon. Here we are. Here's the center cross. Here is the old teaching of one on one side and one on the other. Got it. Now the soldiers came and they break the lanes a lot. Summer twice a John right. Now, if there's only one more leg to break, they're going to have to bypass the cross of Jesus to get on the other side. Right. So you know, the only way you can get there they must have closed their eyes. They went by on the other side, they break this fellas leg. Then they came to Jesus and said, My goodness, he's dead already. Like what, John? Boy isn't that great logic? Oh, man that will make a TV show this weekend read in the air in the churches overnight. That's right, they break this fellow's late. So they have to close their eyes run around the other side, make those fellows late then came back and said, My goodness, he's dead. All right. Doesn't make sense at all does. Never did never will because it doesn't fit. But as it Tritan accurately fits, then came the soldiers and break the legs of the first look here at class. Who was the first? And Allah the other who was crucified, who was crucified with the malefactor? by Scott Tatarstan Well, who's next in line? Now it makes sense. They broke the legs of the first they broke, and having come to Jesus, the third cross in line, they said, here he is, he's dead already. You know, that's not all that's to it. When you work this word other, you get a marvelous life. Because in the 18th, verse of the 19th Chapter, the word other is this Greek word, the word aulos. This is the word I loose. That's the word that used for other. Likewise, in the 19th chapter, in the 32nd Verse, Then came the soldiers and break the legs of the first and of the other. The word other is the word aulos. Both the legs of the first photos, the legs of the first and of the other hours.
There are two words used why Luke? That perhaps I'll find free after bit. But if somebody finds me the word headphones, they look exactly the scripture I read tonight. I'd like that, Walter, I'll give you that assignment. This word a loose means other have to have a different kind, if they are of the same. In other words, if they were only thieves, the other of a thief would be the word half of those. But if it's a thief, and a malefactor, it is the word other alos it's an other of a different kind, where there may be two or more involved. Luke 2340 Luke 2341 of them outside factors which were hanged railed on him saying if I'll be Christ stayed by myself. But the other the other one, malefactor. The other malefactor and the word other there is the word headphones. Other of the same kind understand. He's the other of the malefactors. But in the Gospel of John, ladies and gentlemen, in that tremendous verse 32, then came the soldiers and break the legs of the first and of the other outs, not half of those, I lose, and other have a different kind, which was crucified with the that's the accuracy of the greatness of God's word. How can a man sit still, spiritually speaking, what he sees how beautifully God puts his wonderful matchless word together, how that thing fits like a hand in a glove, how it works with a mathematical exactness as a scientific precision. And the more high power, the spiritual microscope, you put upon the integrity of God's Word, the more beautifully, it appears, the more gorgeous the more magnificent, because it's God's wonderful matchless word. You take anything that man does take the matter of this piece of chalk that looks perfect to you from where you're sitting. But the more high powered the microscope, you put upon this piece of chalk which man is made, the more the imperfections appear, and the holes inside of this, if the microscope would be sufficiently strong, would look like craters on the moon. They're that big. But you take the things of God like God's wonderful word, the more high powered the microscope you put upon God's Word, the more perfect it appears, and the men and women who read it to you of God's word, who take a crack at it, who do not believe that God's word is God's will from Genesis to Revelation, sir, they have never really look at God's word. Or when you take a look at God's word, you stand back in all because of all of God's works, the greatest who works in His Word, and it stands there with absolute perfection. That's the teaching of the Gospel of John, that they crucified Jesus, where they crucified Him, and two others with him on either side. And Jesus, he admits, and when the soldiers came, they break the length of the first one the thief, and of the other, who was crucified with Him the malefactor and having Jesus they found he was dead already. Now surely, somebody's going to say so what? Suppose there are four sola. So why don't well bless your wonderful little old heart. So what I like to have you in the back with me when you catch your check for $100. The next time, we talk a little bit about so what a you've got to check for $100 You go into bank I want to go along, because you don't want the 100. So a lot. You say to the teller Give me my money. And when he hands it over, I'll just take 50 of it. So lot don't make any difference. Boy, you curl your head off, right? But when it comes to God's Word, the greatest thing in the world, old, the old devils got us so hoodwink that everybody says, so off. Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like for you to think through something else. When we put a man up in outer space in our scientists, the rest of men sit in the block houses, and down there in Texas, at the central place and up in the New England states and all the rest of the ways around the world.
Our scientists don't say so a lot. When they are told press four buttons, they don't say so a lot. They press one, four buttons, and they better be the right buttons. Because a man's life is at stake. Our nation's reputation is at stake. How about the destiny of a man? So the life of a man? Is it not worth more than all the wealth of the world? And when God's great and wonderful word says that there are four crucified with Him. Then the first man who dares to stand up and say So Rob needs his mind overhauled with logic or some not a question and so on. It's a question of that set followed. And when the Lord said the report crucified glory to God says the report crucified with the Lord Jesus Christ, the word means what it says. And it says what it means and your Bible fits like a hand in a glove, and I don't have to explain away a verse. I don't have to change a verse. I don't have to throw anything out. Because all I need to do is accept God's Word. Read it, believe it...