|1 Peter 1:23,25 |
23 To be born again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, by the word of God that lives and lasts forever.7 [This verse is universally mistranslated to read "Having been born again," but the Greek is not past tense ; and you cannot be born again if you haven't yet received salvation, or you haven't yet seen the Lord, both of which are lacking as stated in earlier verses 8-9. The Bible does not live and last forever, but Christ, the Word of God, does live and last forever.]
25 But the word of the Lord endures forever." And this is the word [the word in your heart] by which the gospel is preached to you.8 [The Bible does not endure forever, but Christ, the Word of God, does endure forever. The Spirit of Christ, the Word God, has preached the gospel to every creature under heaven. Col 1:23]
8 But the word of the Lord endures forever. The Bible does not endure forever, but Christ, the Word of God, does endure forever.
And this is the word by which the gospel is preached to you. The gospel is not preached to you by a book of scriptures. The gospel was preached to Abraham by the Lord, and Abraham was before any scripture had been written. The Spirit of Christ, the Word of God, lives, lasts, and endures forever. The gospel was preached (past tense) in every creature under the heaven. Col 1:23. Christ preaches the gospel to every man, as the Spirit, the Word of God, in a man's heart speaks to him.