THE MOST FEARED BIBLE *
In 1557, while in exile in
then unknown Clergyman, John Calvin, assisted by a handful of Englishmen who
had fled the persecution of Bloody Mary, undertook to translate the complete
Bible. This made Calvin's Bible the first complete Bible to be translated into
English from the original Hebrew and Greek texts. Calvin and his associates did
far more than a translation. Their editions contained thousands of marginal
notes. Because words and phrases quite often had several meanings, the marginal
explanations were meant to remove all doubt from the mind of the reader.
Calvin's Bible, out of print since 1644, was the Bible of choice for Oliver
Cromwell, John Milton, and the pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.
William Shakespeare quoted Calvin's Bible more than 5,000 times in his plays.
In 1644, Calvin's Bible was replaced by the King James version because the
state needed a Bible that was more compliant to its agenda. James declared
Calvin's Bible 'seditious' and made its possession a felony. Geneva,
King James I of
was a devout believer in the 'divine' rights of kings. Among his many other
faults, he preferred young boys to adult women. James enjoyed killing animals.
He called it 'hunting'. Once he killed an animal, he would literally roll about
in its blood. Some historians claim that he practiced bestiality while the
animals lay dying. James was a sadist as well as a sodomite. He enjoyed
torturing people. While King of Scotland, he personally supervised the torture
of poor wretches caught up in the witch-hunt trials, and even suggested new
ways of torture to his henchmen. Knowing what King James was, we can easily
discern his motives. James ascended the English throne in 1603. He wasted no
time in ordering a new edition of the Bible in order to deny the common people
the marginal notes, and thus the real meaning of many Biblical accounts. The
doctrines espoused in the marginal notes struck terror into the heart of kings
and their servants of the church. So James edited his own version without
marginal notes. The King James Bible was, and is for all practical purposes, a
government publication. Copies of 'The Most Feared Bible1 have now
been printed again for the first time in over 400 years. Prices start at about
$40. Information contains a sample page and several sources. We do not sell the
Suggested additional reading: 'What Jesus Taught In Secret'- by Max Freedom Long.
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