So I'm sitting on my deck, soaking up the sunshine, and I want to read in Ephesians 1:3 where it talks about how we're blessed with all the spiritual blessings in heavenly places through Yeshua. This is the same Bible I've been writing all my notes in, if you guys remember.
Anyway, I felt led to read that verse again because earlier this morning, I had mentioned in another post that we have all the spiritual blessings. I just wanted to do some study. I believe the Lord wanted me to see this.
The Bible I have is the Restoration Study Bible, KJV translation. It has "Yahweh" in place of GOD and LORD in the OT, and "Yahshua" in place for "Jesus" in the NT. I really like reading God's Hebrew names in the text. Anyway, the notes in question come from Ephesians 1:5, where Paul says we're "predestined".
The notes say:
Having predestinated - the word "predestinated" is from the Greek proorizo meaning to "predetermine." While Yahweh predetermines those whom He will call, ultimate adoption as sons of Elohim is not guaranteed (1 Cor. 9:27), but contingent upon one's own actions (Rev. 20:12).
WHAAAT?! I literally did a double-take. I looked up the reference Scripture. 1 Corinthians 9:27 is where Paul is talking about the Incorruptible Crown, and how he brings his body into submission lest after he preached, he himself becomes disqualified.
Revelation 20:12 is when the books are opened at the Great White Throne after the Millenium.
Immediately, I consulted my John MacArthur ESV Study Bible and my Life Application NIV Study Bible. NEITHER Bible makes the connection between grace and works. In fact, MacArthur says the verse in Corinthians is in regards to disqualifying himself as a preacher due to sin in his body (likely sexual), therefore he keeps it under submission. You simply cannot be a preacher if you have this kind of sin within you.
My Life Application says basically the same thing, that he wasn't preaching he could lose his salvation, but rather, preachers need to practice what they preach.
And obviously, NO TRUE BELIEVER is judged at the Great White Throne, as we've already stood before the Bema Seat of Christ. Judgment Day is for the SINNERS, not the believers! All sinners at the end of the Millenium will be resurrected to stand before God, but all the believers have already been glorified!!!
So... I'm scratching my head here. What would you do in this situation? I really love the fact this Bible has God's Hebrew names in the KJV translation. Would you overlook this? Contact the Bible manufacterer? Or cross out these study notes and write in my own? :P I've noticed the makers of this Bible don't believe in a pre-Trib Rapture. The notes mention in 1 Thess. 4 that the phrase "caught up" is harpazo in the Greek, but that it does not refer to a "rapture", but to the Second Advent of Yeshua Messiah.
I'm truly NOT pleased about the "study notes" in this Bible. Would you guys stop referencing it as Scripture or would you merely ignore the notes? Maybe this is why God wanted me to write my notes in THIS Bible because the "house" notes are WRONG.
What do you guys think of this?