Gordon Smith (26 May 2011)
"Virgins, Wise & Foolish"


Hi Doves

 

Yesterday 25th a URL was posted on the Doves site, titled “Those Virgins” from Jeff Glawe. This article is the furthest thing from the truth about the virgins and my reasoning for this is because I can see from the outset that the Bible used, is one of the modern translations and not the KJV which may I say is the only, do you hear, the ONLY authorised translation. I believe that God so allowed King James to seal the English translation of his word and therefore we should accept it and nothing else. I did a investigation myself of the modern versions compared with the KJV and found major discrepancies, of which I don’t have time to mention here. Back to the Virgins.

 

In the version of Bible the author uses in the URL it states, “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

 

The KJV says it like this, “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

 

Doves do you see how important it is to be reading the correct Bible and not some load of dribble, that gives you perhaps 80 – 95 percent truth and 5 – 10

percent error, or perhaps more?

 

The wise virgins go into the marriage NOT THE wedding banquet, which comes later which all the saints will participate in, which will be at or toward the end of the great tribulation.

 

The Greek word used is gamos (gam'-os) meaning - of uncertain affinity; nuptials: - marriage, wedding. See Strongs G1062

Because of the version of translation this person uses he renders the parable as such,So what does the parable mean? First of all, I’m convinced it’s not trying to hint at the timing of the Rapture. I believe it’s sole purpose is to serve as one of the clearest warnings the Lord ever gave to those He would find still on Earth when He returns, and that’s to make sure they remain faithful and ready to receive Him no matter how long they have to wait.

When the Lord comes back at the End of the Age, He’ll find both believers and unbelievers present on Earth. Having previously spirited His bride (the church) away, He’ll now decide who among the Tribulation survivors should be allowed to participate in the blessings of His Kingdom, using the presence of the Holy Spirit in each one’s life as the determining factor. Those in whom the Spirit resides when He returns are invited in but those without it will be excluded.”

Doves, the parable of the ten virgins has everything to do with the rapture contrary to what this author says. The five wise virgins represent the Bride of Christ, and the five foolish virgins represent the left behind. To further strengthen this go and read the letters to the seven Churches and you will see that it is clear from scripture that only a portion of the Church that makes up the bride will go through the open door.

Doves when the midnight cry happens it will be our warning that the Lord Jesus, is coming for His bride. So as in the days of Noah will we have seven days before the door is shut?

Doves I ask you to look at this matter of using the correct Bible with a lot more urgency.

YBIC

Gordon Smith