|1 Peter 1:23 |
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.]
7 the word of God that lives and lasts forever. The Bible does not live, nor does the Bible last forever. The Bible is not the word of God. The Bible is not alive. The Bible is the letter. The letter kills, the spirit gives life, 2 Cor 3:6. If the letter kills, it is dead; so the letter is dead. But the word of God, who is the Spirit of Jesus, lives and lasts forever.