Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jack Hyles and the KJV

Jack Hyles did not always believe the KJV was perfect, and his book "Let's Study the Revelation" proves it.
Jack Hyles began on study on the Revelation in 1953, 20 years before the NIV was first copyrighted. He was ahead of his time!
I know Hyles is dead now. But those who run with that same Hammond/FBCH crowd today still hold his legacy high, and ignore history to their own detriment.
I will give the reference, a quote, and a comparison.

Let's Study The Revelation
by Dr. Jack Hyles

Rev 1:6

" AND HATH MADE US KINGS" is better translated, " And hath made us a kingdom of priests." We are to be a kingdom when Jesus comes. John here is looking forward to the one thousand years of peace that Christ will bring with Him when He comes.

Hyles would prefer the NIV: "has made us to be a kingdom and priests"

Rev 2:13

"I KNOW...WHERE THOU DWELLEST, EVEN WHERE SATAN'S SEAT IS. " The word "seat "should be translated "throne. " This church was living where Satan's throne was. Where is Satan's throne? Read II Corinthians 4:4 and John 12:31. Satan's throne is in the world. Occasionally someone says, "God is on the throne of this world. " THAT IS NOT SO. The god of this world is Satan himself.

Hyles agrees with the NIV: "I know where you live—where Satan has his throne."

Rev 4:4

"AND ROUND ABOUT THE THRONE WERE FOUR AND TWENTY SEATS. " The word "seats " is better translated "throne. "

Hyles agrees with the NIV: "Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones"

Rev 4:6

Four new creatures are introduced in this verse. They are called "beasts, " but the best translators call them "living creatures. "

Hyles agrees with the NIV: "In the centre, around the throne, were four living creatures"

Rev 9:1

The fifth trumpet is sounded. Immediately John saw a star. "FALLING " is better translated "fallen. " So this star was fallen from Heaven. Notice that the star is called him, so it must be a personality. Angelic being are often called stars. Adding all of this together, we find that this star is an angelic being, fallen from Heaven.

Hyles agrees with the NIV: "I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth."

Rev 10:6

The angels declares that time (better translated "delay ") should be no longer. God gives plenty of time, but sooner or later, He cannot delay any more and time runs out.

Hyles agrees with the NIV: "There will be no more delay!"

Rev 13:15

"AND HE HAD POWER " is better translated, "And to him was given power. " Satan has no power but that which is given to him by God. God has a governor on him.

Hyles agrees with the NIV: "He was given power"

Rev 14:1

Notice that they wear the name of God on their heads. The translation should be, "HIS NAME AND HIS FATHER'S. " In other words, they will wear Jesus' name and the Father's name on their foreheads. They are not ashamed. God help us to wear His name so men might know that we are His.

Hyles agrees with the NIV: "who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads."

Rev 22:14

"DO HIS COMMANDMENTS" should be translated, "wash their robes." The only way that you may have a right to the tree of life is to wash you robes. The only way to have your robes washed is to be born of the Spirit by faith in Jesus.

Hyles agrees with the NIV: "Blessed are those who wash their robes"

1 comment:

Vince said...

It is my opinion that Jack Hyles suffered from mental illness due to the stress of his son's immorality. During the Presidential election when Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford, I heard Hyles preach about a meting he and other Christian leaders had with Ford. No such meeting ever took place.

He described a secret meeting with himself, John R. Rice, and Bob Jones Jr. all getting along: no such meeting ever took place.

In HAC's early years, Ruckmanite graduates were not ordained. Later, when Brother Hyles was suffering from mental stress, he turned Ruckmanite.

Jack Hyles' greatest years and greatest influence for good were before his Ruckmanite days.