|1 Peter 1:22-23 |
22 Purify your souls by obeying the truth into unfeigned love6 of the brothers, dearly loving one another fervently with a pure heart; [This has been mistranslated as having purified your souls. It is impossible to have purified your soul and still be without salvation; so they have yet to purify their souls. The original Greek Net Bible shows that "purify" in this verse is not past tense, it is present tense; and Footnote 5 in the original Greek Net Bible shows this verse to read "pure heart" in early manuscripts; later manuscripts eliminated the word "pure" to simply read "heart" not "pure heart."]
23 To be born again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, by the word of God that lives and lasts forever.7 [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.