“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ…” (2 Cor 10:4).
“Sovereign Jesus” is a site which takes issue with some false ideas and views of Christianity in circulation, both inside and outside the Church. It is written for Christians who are confused or demoralised by the false teaching of so-called biblical and historical scholars and academics who undermine the Bible. The internet is filled with websites of disillusioned ex-Christians-turned-atheists who want to rob faithful believers of their faith and eternal security, claiming that they were once believers themselves but who finally “saw through” the “hoax” or the “fraud” of Christianity and the Bible and who have now taken upon themselves the role of noble champion come to rescue Christians from their delusion. But it is these “heroes” who are the deluded ones and they will find out, too late, that they had it right the first time.
I’ve read their books and watched their podcasts so I’m familiar with their arguments. I also engaged with some of these arguments whilst doing my theological degree about twenty years ago. But for this website I take as my starting point the position that the Bible is true, a position mocked by them because it is unscholarly, and, they say, to argue the truth of the Bible from the Bible is a circular argument. I agree with the latter but not with the former, and take this position anyway because it has merit, and the Bible has internal evidence which makes it consistent with itself. And the Bible itself, besides being a religious text, also has good objective textual history, particularly the Byzantine “family” texts of the New Testament, which can be traced back to the first century CE.
The most convincing lies are those which contain much truth, and make much use of scripture. Such deception causes some Christians to be side-tracked and lost in confusion and error, and others to even abandon Christ altogether. The scholarship of these scholars, many of whom claim to be Christian and lecture in theological colleges, is based on liberal theology, also known as Historical Criticism, which starts from a position of unbelief; so the end result will inevitably be denial of the truth of the Bible in whatever field is under scrutiny. Most of the “experts” who “explain” it for us, although having high academic qualifications, don’t really believe or accept the Bible as authoritative and accurate; so they explain away the miraculous, deny that the authors of scripture were really the authors, deny that certain books should even be in the Bible, and seek to undermine and change our whole understanding of scripture by perverting and reinterpreting it to suit their unbelieving and unbiblical theology.
The apostle Paul warns: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Col 2:8).
There are here many positive articles which teach, encourage, and edify, and others which have been taken from books or websites. And then there are items and snippets which are just plain interesting which I’ve come across in books no longer in print, and which are too precious to lose. By putting them on my website I hope to preserve them and give them to the public again, giving them a new lease of life for a new audience.
The majority of the articles on this web site are copyright by me, the author and owner of this website. I’ve acknowledged those written by other authors appropriately.
This website also promotes the view that the King James Bible alone, out of all other versions, is the preserved word of God. Therefore, unless otherwise stated, all scripture references herein are from the Authorised Version, otherwise known as the King James Bible.