Ezra

 

 

2 Esdras 2:42-48

"42 I, Ezra, saw on Mount Zion a great multitude that I could not number, and they all were praising the Lord with songs. 43 In their midst was a young man of great stature, taller than any of the others, and on the head of each of them he placed a crown, but he was more exalted than they. And I was held spellbound. 44 Then I asked an angel, “Who are these, my lord?” 45 He answered and said to me, “These are they who have put off mortal clothing and have put on the immortal, and have confessed the name of God. Now they are being crowned, and receive palms.” 46 Then I said to the angel, “Who is that young man who is placing crowns on them and putting palms in their hands?” 47 He answered and said to me, “He is the Son of God, whom they confessed in the world.” So I began to praise those who had stood valiantly for the name of the Lord.[k] 48 Then the angel said to me, “Go, tell my people how great and how many are the wonders of the Lord God that you have seen.”"

Is this in accordance with accepted canon of the KJV ?

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” - James 1:12

" Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."- 2Tim 4:8

BY the confirming text of James and Timothy we can cleearly see that what is recorded in Esdras is fully in accordance with accepted canon of the KJV. That is the test by which all things are measured. 1Thes 5:21 -"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." is the key. The word "prove" used here translates in Strong's concordance as "Bind". So to "bind" all things up against the bureau of standards, which is the Bible itself, to see if it is acceptable or not. And this goes for anything; it must NOT be in discord with what the Bible says. It applies to any interpretation that does not follow inspired continuity of Scripture as well as any design that goes contrary to the given word; the Tabernacle in the wilderness as well as the completed design of Creation. Whatever it is it HAS to fit with what the Bible says without twisting or reinventing the meaning of words to fit an agenda. Scripture against Scripture is how to arrive as "binding all things".

Does this apply to the flat earth design ? Absolutely. Can we take one verse that MAY leave a little ambiguity and base ourselves solely upon THAT to draw a desicive conclusion? Absolutely not.If there is even the hint of ambiguity then we must be able to search Scripture for the pattern of continuity in cross referencing Scripture with Scripture to arrive at what is Biblical fact and what is of a private interpretation.

"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."- 2Pe 1:20-21

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”- Acts 17:11

It is a conclusive proof of the divine nature of the KJV Bible when we can find continuity of Scripture throughout it's several books each written at various times in history yet they are all in accord with one another. And that is why this is the ultimate standard by which all things are measured.

 

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