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|Last Update : 2005/12/28
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|In study my Finis Dakes King James Bible, I've noticed his commentaries different from that of Calvary teaching. Namely, that one could lose their salvation. I don't happen to concur with his conclusion. What is your take on his Bible translation in particular?|
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|The Dakes Annotated Reference Bible is not actually a Bible translation. You have the text of the King James Version and the Dakes commentary notes (it is also available in the New International Version). The commentary and interpretive notes are written from a Pentecostal/Charismatic viewpoint, and there are many departures from sound Christian doctrine. As you note, we would certainly disagree with him about the eternal security of the believer. But there are other heresies even more dangerous than this. Here are a couple of examples from http://www.pawcreek.org/articles/endtimes/DakesBible.htm
1) "Gr. Christos, 'Anointed.' - Used in N.T. 577 times. Like the name "Jesus" it has no reference to deity, but to the humanity of the Son of God, who became the Christ or the "Anointed One" 30 years after He was born of Mary. God "made" Him both Lord and Christ. The Heb. Is 'Messiah'." (Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, Finis Jennings Dake, published by Dake Bible Sales, Inc, Lawrenceville, Georgia, New Testament, p. 1.)This is clearly heresy. Jesus was not a "regular guy" who "became" the Christ when He was 30 years old. I understand that Dake is trying to make a point about Jesus' humanity apart from His diety, but even that is heresy. Jesus was God in human flesh from the moment He was conceived, and He certainly did not have 30 years of "unannointed" life.
2) "Here we have another proof that God receives knowledge of true conditions and becomes acquainted with existing facts. This plainly teaches that God, as well as men and angels, is limited to one place as far as the body is concerned. The doctrine of omnipresence of God can be proved, but not His omnibody. In His body He goes from place to place like other persons. Abraham stood yet before the bodily presence of God, but not before the bodily presence of the 2 angels because they went to Sodom and were no longer bodily present." (Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, Finis Jennings Dake, published by Dake Bible Sales, Inc, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Old Testament, p. 15.)
Here, Dake uses the story of Abraham to support an outrageous interpretation that God didn't know what was happening in Sodom until He went there to see. He also asserts that God can only be in one place at one time. The error of those statements should be readily apparent to any Bible believing Christian.
As you can see, we would not recommend this reference Bible to anyone, unless you are using it as a reference for modern Christian error.
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