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Title: The Thematic Bible?


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The Thematic Bible?
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A Revolution in the Bible Reading experience
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Whats it all about?
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  • The Original writings of the Bible (OT and NT)
    used no chapters and verses whatsoever.
  • Each Book was a series of sentences with little
    or no punctuation or spacing to indicate
    divisions. For example, the Dead Sea scrolls used
    only spacing to indicate divisions.
  • Chapters and verses were added to the Bible text
    in later centuries to aid in the memorization of
    specific passages of Scripture.
  • The Old Chapter-and-Verse Method
  • The Chapters of the Bible as we know it today
    originated with S. Langton in the 13th Century.
    The Verses originated with R. Stephanus in the
    16th Century. He divided the Bible text while
    riding on horseback from Paris to Lyon, France.
  • Starting with the Geneva Bible, all Bible
    translations from that time forward adopted this
    method of dividing the Word of God until this
    day. All translations other than the Thematic
    Bible use this method.
  • The intention of this effort was a good one to
    aid the memorization of specific passages of the
    Bible, as noted above. The unintended result,
    however, was to add a filter to the Bible text
    which destroyed the ability of most people to
    truly see the units of thought placed there by
    God through the Scripture writer.

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Whats wrong with the old Chapter-and-Verse
system?
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  • The chapters and verses are illogical, almost
    random divisions of the text which, in almost all
    cases, do not follow the units of thought within
    each Book of the Bible making it very difficult
    for the average Christian reader to understand
    the forest, because so much attention is paid
    to little trees.
  • The first step in interpretation is to ignore
    the modern chapter and verses (A.T. Robertson,
    An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the
    New Testament, pg. 101).
  • The verse divisions of Stephanus which he,
    according to an incidental remark by his son,
    made during a trip from Paris to Lyons,
    frequently do not do service to the sense of the
    text. There is no consistent method at work in
    this system. The verses sometimes coincide with a
    single sentence, and sometimes they include
    several sentences sometimes a single sentence is
    divided into two verses, with the result that the
    reader is led to consider the second verse while
    forgetting the point of view of the first verse.
    Especially objectionable is the way in which
    words introducing a direct quotation sometimes
    belong to the preceding verse and sometimes to
    the verse in which the quotation is found H. von
    Soden, Die Schriften des Neuen Testamentes
    (Goettingen Vandenhoeck, 1912), I, 484.

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If the Chapter and Verse system is so bad, why is
it still being used today?
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  • Thats the way its always been. (Is that
    really a good reason for not fixing the problem?)
  • Its too expensive to fix. (How does that
    measure up to the teaching of the Bible that we
    ought to give God our very best, rather than an
    offering covered with blemishes and
    imperfections? Is this really the best
    translation that we can produce for the benefit
    of Gods people?)
  • Look at all these Bible help books that would
    have to be updated. (That sounds like pure
    laziness)
  • Ask your pastor what the Bible means. (What
    happened to the priesthood of the Believer? Dont
    Baptists believe in that anymore?)
  • Were not smart enough to do better than the KJV
    translators. (The Chapter-and-Verse issue is
    completely separate from the Text issue unless
    you insist on Holy Spirit Inspiration applying to
    something that the Apostles and Prophets had
    nothing to do with that places you in the
    Ruckman camp for sure.)
  • In essence, Christian leaders have said to those
    confused by the old system We know the chapter
    and verses are poorly done, but we have all these
    massive tomes of Bible helps for those who have
    the motivation to try and decode the filter
    over the Bible text so tough nuts if you dont
    like it. And if you really want to be a scholar,
    go to Bible College. (Maybe most people dont
    have the time or calling to go to Bible College!
    With that attitude, no wonder most Christians
    dont bother to read the Bible much.)
  • It just goes to show how bad ideas, once they get
    adopted by the masses, become such an immovable
    object that it takes an irresistible force as
    it were (such as God) to get it to change.

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Introducing
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  • The most exciting translation of the Bible ever
    printed
  • The Thematic Bible

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  • The Thematic Bible uses a completely new approach
    to dividing the Holy Scriptures.
  • The Old Chapter-and-Verse system is completely
    gone.
  • Each unit of thought in the Bible text is now
    clearly demarcated as a Section, Chapter or
    paragraph.
  • This new system reveals facts not previously
    known about the Bible
  • There are exactly 400 chapters in the Bible from
    Genesis to Revelation
  • Every Section (if applicable) has FIVE Chapters,
    and every Chapter has NINE Paragraphs. I call
    this The Rule of Nine and Five.
  • Genesis-Deuteronomy each has TWO Sections with
    FIVE Chapters in each Section, and NINE
    paragraphs in each Chapter. The same is true for
    Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Isaiah, Jeremiah,
    Ezekiel, and Matthew-Acts. Joshua, Judges, Job,
    Proverbs, Daniel, Zechariah, Hebrews, Romans, I
    II Corinthians and Revelation all have FIVE
    chapters. All other Bible Books except Psalms
    (150 chapters) have only ONE chapter of NINE
    paragraphs each.
  • Psalms and Proverbs operate under special rules
    because of their unique content compared with the
    rest of the Bible. Each of the Psalms divides
    into Three paragraphs/verses and Proverbs
    contains a combination of Nine, 400, and 100.

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How is this possible?
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  • By allowing everything which belongs together to
    simply stay together in a paragraph rather than
    artificially chopping the text into bits, the
    Bible text naturally (or rather supernaturally)
    forms itself into an orderly arrangement governed
    by The Rule of Nine and Five.
  • The Rule of Nine and Five REQUIRES the use of
    the Traditional texts (OT Massoretic and NT
    Received).
  • The so-called critical texts (Wescott-Hort,
    Nestle-Aland, etc) have certain strategic
    portions of the Bible DELETED from their source
    Greek texts (the Alexandrian Sinaiticus and
    Vaticanus). For example, the stories of Jesus and
    the woman caught in adultery and the resurrection
    of Christ at the end of the Gospel of Mark are
    deleted from the critical texts. It turns out
    that these two stories in particular constitute
    complete paragraphs, without which the Rule of
    Nine and Five would be IMPOSSIBLE.
  • The Traditional Texts (Textus Receptus/Received
    Text and the Massoretic Text), on the other hand,
    have faithfully preserved the words of God given
    to the Prophets and the Apostles through the
    witnesses of the thousands of manuscripts
    available (There is safety in a multitude of
    counselors).
  • The Rule of Nine and Five clearly marks every
    page and word of the Bible (in the original
    languages) as Divine in origin. The Thematic
    Bible is the only translation in the world that
    clearly shows The Rule of Nine and Five on its
    pages. These are the Fingerprints of God on his
    most Holy Book, the Bible.
  • Since the critical texts lack the
    fingerprints of God, it proves that they have
    been tampered with by satanic agents intent on
    the Bibles destruction, and therefore lack the
    Divine blessing on their usage.
  • Only the Textus Receptus and Massoretic Text
    underlying the King James Version and the
    Thematic Bible clearly demonstrate the
    fingerprints of God, and therefore the Divine
    blessing rests upon any translation which relies
    solely upon them, and clearly and accurately
    translates them. Unfortunately, the KJV cannot
    show the Rule of Nine and Five, since they used
    the old Chapter and Verse system of Stephanus.

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Where did the Rule of Nine and Five come from?
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  • The Rule of Nine and Five was discovered by
    allowing the Bible text to come together
    according to its own internal rules.
  • Whatever belongs together, stays together is
    the rule. For example, the Sermon on the Mount
    in the Gospel of Matthew has nine paragraphs,
    which also form a complete Chapter in the larger
    picture
  • The Blessings (or Beatitudes)
  • You are the salt/light of the world
  • Do not think I have come to destroy the Law
    (Jesus confirms the Divine origin of the Law of
    Moses)
  • You have heard that it has been said (Jesus
    contrasts the oral traditions of the Jews with
    the true Word of God)
  • Instructions about prayer, fasting, and
    forgiveness (when you do charitable deeds, when
    you pray, when you fast)
  • Instructions about money and earthly possessions
  • Do not judge
  • Asking and receiving
  • The difference between confession and possession
  • In Section One (The Kingdom of God is offered to
    Israel by Jesus Christ, the King of the Jews),
    the Sermon on the Mount forms one of five
    Chapters of the Gospel of Matthew as follows
  • Jesus Christ is presented to Israel as the
    promised Son of David
  • Jesus Christ is presented to Israel as the
    promised Prophet like Moses preaching the Sermon
    on the Mount
  • Jesus Christ is presented to Israel as the Great
    Physician-Priest who heals their sicknesses and
    forgives their sins
  • Jesus Christ is presented to Israel as the Final
    Judge and Lord over all things
  • Jesus Christ is presented to Israel as the One
    who feeds his people with bread and flesh in the
    wilderness
  • In Section Two (The offer of the Kingdom of God
    is taken away from Israel, and Christ begins
    building his church of both Jews and Gentiles),
    Matthew enters a completely new phase of the
    earthly Life of Christ
  • Jesus begins preparing his first church when he
    will not be there in person to pastor them

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  • We understand from the teaching of the Bible
    itself that God is the Author of the Scriptures
    and therefore his Revelation to mankind (the
    Bible) reflects his character one of ORDERLINESS
    and DESIGN, just as we find throughout the
    material Universe. Design in the material
    Universe implies a Designer design in the Bible
    text powerfully suggests a Divine Author for the
    Bible, from the first word of Genesis to the last
    word of Revelation.
  • The old chapter and verse system is almost random
    in nature. This implies that the Scriptures
    themselves are only the works of mere men. Even
    though the words of Scripture teach otherwise, it
    sets up an unnecessary conflict in the mind of
    most readers between the claims of Scripture and
    the form of what they read every time they open
    their Bible translation. This is completely
    unnecessary and a tragic loss for Gods people.
  • The Rule of Nine and Five confirms what Gods
    people have always known that the Bible
    originated in the mind of God and was infallibly
    and inerrantly communicated to mankind through
    the mediation of holy men of God as they wrote
    down the words that God either spoke directly to
    them or guided them to write down. This
    inspiration applies to every jot and tittle of
    the Original Writings of the Prophets and
    Apostles, and even to the tenses of the verbs.
  • The Thematic Bible provides powerful new evidence
    that Gods people can present to the world of
    unbelieving sinners that all the claims of the
    Bible are literally true, and therefore eternally
    binding upon their souls. Rejection of Jesus
    Christ and the Bible is not the right option.
  • Now, not only can people read the words of
    Scripture that claim that they must repent of
    their sins and trust in Jesus Christ or be damned
    in Hell forever, but now they can VISIBLY SEE
    that the words of the Bible are given by the hand
    of Almighty God.
  • I predict that this visible witness to Gods
    authentication upon His precious Word will be a
    powerful force to bring millions of souls to
    Jesus Christ for salvation in these Last Days
    before his Second Coming. I believe that God
    raised up TLHS Publishing in these Last Days for
    this purpose for His honor and His glory. I
    thank God for his mercy and calling.
  • There is actually NOTHING NEW in the Thematic
    Bible the Rule of Nine and Five has always been
    there, but hidden from the eyes of man. All TLHS
    Publishing has done is polish and scrub the
    Word of God clean of the old Chapter and Verse
    system, and allow the Word of God to be grouped
    together in the way that it always should have
    been.

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What are some of the implications of the Rule of
Nine and Five?
  • This is an EXPLOSIVE discovery which will
    revolutionize Bible reading forever those who
    have been advocating the critical texts who are
    honest will be forced to acknowledge that they
    have been wrong about the Traditional texts and
    God willing, the critical texts will go into the
    dustbin of bad ideas rejected forever. However,
    liberals will likely never acknowledge their
    error, because then they will have to humble
    themselves and repent of their false teachings
    and for some, that will be impossible no matter
    what kind of evidence is presented.
  • The Theory of Evolution is now proven to be a
    complete fraud, because the Book of Genesis is
    clearly demonstrated by the Rule of Nine and Five
    to be an integral part of the seamless, perfect
    Word of God, rather than a Book of myths and
    legends as many liberals have derided it.
  • The Books that have been under the greatest
    assault by Liberals (Genesis, Deuteronomy, and
    Isaiah) are all now clearly seen to be divided
    the same 2 Sections, 5 Chapters, 9 Paragraphs
    each. They are proven by the Rule of Nine and
    Five to be internally cohesive and unified in
    their message and authorship. The Liberals have
    tried to say that each of these Books has
    multiple authors, and therefore were not credible
    or true. Instead, it is they who have been proven
    to be neither credible nor true.
  • The Rule of Nine and Five PROVES that Jehovah
    is the only true God, and that all other gods
    and their religions are false and satanic in
    origin, because no other religious book (such
    as the Koran, the books of Mormonism, Buddhism,
    Hinduism, etc.) can claim such Divine
    Authentication as the Bible.
  • The Rule of Nine and Five VINDICATES those who
    have faithfully clung to the Traditional texts
    over the last 100 years in spite of the
    overwhelming popular support for the critical
    texts in almost all major Christian schools and
    universities.

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What are the advantages of the Thematic Bible
over the old way?
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  • The Bible makes much better sense, even to the
    uninitiated.
  • It is much easier to read through an entire Book
    without getting lost in the details.
  • The Theme of each Section, Chapter or Paragraph
    is much easier to discern and hence, the name of
    the translation the Thematic Bible.
  • There are far fewer pages in the Thematic Bible
    than your typical translation, since there are
    far fewer artificial divisions in the text. This
    makes a much more compact Bible compared with all
    other translations making it much less expensive
    to print the Bible and therefore this will aid
    the free distribution of the Bible by
    Missionaries.
  • All of these things will result in more
    Biblically literate and knowledgeable Christians
    everywhere the Thematic Bible is used regularly,
    because the Bible is far more interesting and
    understandable when you can see the larger
    picture of each Book. And, with the built-in help
    that the Section and Chapter headings provide,
    churches who use the Thematic Bible will become
    much more grounded in sound Biblical doctrine
    than those who do not.

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Facts about the Thematic Bible
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  • The Thematic Bible relies solely upon the
    Traditional Biblical texts to support its
    translation the Massoretic Hebrew Text for the
    Old Testament, and the Textus Receptus (or
    Received) Greek text for the New Testament. These
    are the same original language texts used by the
    King James or Authorized Version.
  • TLHS Publishing uses only The Holy Scriptures in
    the Original Languages (a combination
    Greek/Hebrew volume) published by the Trinitarian
    Bible Society to support any changes to the
    English translation founded upon the text of the
    King James Version of the Bible. The NT text
    corresponds with The New Testament in the
    Original Greek according to the text followed in
    the Authorized Version, edited by F.H.A.
    Scrivener, 1894 1902.
  • The Thematic Bible has no missing portions of
    Scripture, unlike most other modern-language
    translations today which rely upon the corrupt
    critical texts.
  • The Thematic Bible is a word-for-word translation
    which shuns the usage of Dynamic Equivalency
    (e.g. substituting pig for sheep as some
    modern-language bibles do), worldly slang and
    cursing, and changing the text to conform to a
    liberal, One-World, homosexual and/ or feminist
    political agenda (some recent translations have
    attempted to portray God as female in nature and
    minimize or eliminate references to the Blood of
    Jesus Christ which is central to the Gospel
    others attempt to play down condemnations of
    homosexuality as wicked and sinful).
  • The Thematic Bible majors on grammatical
    correctness, but not woodenness the text is very
    clear and understandable by those who know the
    LORD. Sinners, of course, can never truly
    understand the Bible until they receive Jesus
    Christ as their Lord and Savior, and rely upon
    the Divine Author of the Scriptures (the Holy
    Spirit) to help them truly understand the Word of
    God.
  • Italics are used to indicate all words which were
    added by the translator for emphasis or clearer
    meaning in contrast to most other modern
    translations which tend to mask possibly
    dangerous theological changes to the text.
  • The overall effort is an attempt to produce the
    most trustworthy English translation possible, in
    tandem with the brand-new Section, Chapter, and
    Paragraph divisions which bring understanding of
    the Bible to new heights not just for Bible
    scholars, but anyone who loves the LORD.
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