A Message From Mel Bond

John 8:31 Then said JESUS…
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Truth Bible

In this Bible, you will find words that are italicized, and these words are the only words that have been changed based on the facts being stated in this introduction. The rest of the words are the exact words of the King James Version of the Bible. You can either go to James Strong’s  Concordance of the Bible and look up the italicized words in this Bible to know for yourself the Divine accuracy of the changes or go to my book “Misunderstood Verses of the Bible” in which I go into greater detail in validating why the changes were made. In this introduction, there are several truths that are applied throughout this Bible with a few supporting examples.

I have been studying the Bible since the age of seven. Since the age of 23, I have studied every verse several times, from Genesis to Revelation, from concordances that show the fuller meaning of each word in the original languages of the Bible. Of all the concordances in the world, I am absolutely influenced to believe the James Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible is the most accurate. Dr. James Strong (1822-1894) thoroughly gives the full meaning of the original languages of the Bible, which are Hebrew, Chaldee, Greek, and Aramaic. By doing research, you will find that the Strong’s Concordance of the King James Bible (KJV) was constructed under the direction of Dr. James Strong, along with the effort of more than a hundred colleagues, and first published in 1890. Dr. James Strong was both Acting President and Professor of Biblical Literature at Troy University, New York. In 1868, he became Professor of Exegetical Theology at Drew Theological Seminary. 

The Strong’s Concordance is an exhaustive cross-reference of every word in the KJV back to the word in the original text. Strong’s notes provide an independent check against translations, and offers an opportunity for greater and more technically accurate understanding of the text. It has become the most widely used concordance for the King James Bible.

From my research and reading Dr. James Strong’s books, he was born again and filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. I am convinced that the Strong’s Concordance of the original languages of the Bible is the most accurate translation of the Bible. The changes I made to the King James Version of the Bible are not just my opinion of study and research since 1974, but it is also the opinion of theologian James Strong and more than 100 other theologians that compiled the Strong’s Concordance of the whole Bible.

The major purpose of this Bible is to assist people in knowing God’s Unconditional Love that passes all knowledge, that they would be filled with the fullness of God.  

The only way we can know God or His Love is by His Word. I have examined every verse in the Bible that would be a hindrance to people of knowing that God is ONLY unconditional love, all the time. You will find the italicized words in this Bible are words that I have changed to validate that God is ONLY unconditional love. The rest of the words in this Bible are taken directly from the King James Version of the Bible. If you look in the Strong’s Concordance for each italicized word, you will see the fuller meaning of that word and can see the correct translation within the full meaning of that word in the original languages of the Bible.  

Translation Truths  

You will find in the original languages of the Bible, as well as in the English language, that there are words that are their own opposites. An example would be the word against. It can mean that someone does not like you or it can mean that someone really loves you and they press up against you. You will find this truth as you read this Bible. There are times in the original King James Bible where it reads that God is against something or someone, however, by reading the fuller meaning of this word in Strong’s Concordance, the more accurate translation is that He is among or concerning them.

You will also find that the most prominent word for Lord in the Bible is the Hebrew word Jehovah, which is h3068 in the Strong’s Concordance. Jehovah is used approximately 5,523 times in the Old Testament. Most of the time, the word Jehovah is used in reference to Almighty God. However, this same word, jehovah is clearly rendered approximately 255 times as lord in reference to satan. There are several other times that it is rendered in reference to unconditional evil being attributed to satan. So, there is a clear understanding that the lower case “l” can be in reference to satan. I render the word as satan when unconditional evil is being demonstrated.

There are other words in the original languages of the Bible that have this same meaning. To arrive at accurate doctrine, any time unconditional evil is being demonstrated, we must choose the opposite meaning within the fuller meaning from the original language of the Bible.

Extremely Important

If there is a part of our knowledge that thinks God sometimes does things that are wrong, evil, or even allows evil things, then we will not be filled with all the fullness of God’s unconditional love, which is being filled with God. If we believe God does wrong, evil, or things contrary to unconditional love, a part of our knowledge is totally opposite of unconditional love, totally opposite of who God is. Therefore, we will never be filled with the fullness of God. We will never be able to be in a position for the works of Jesus, and greater, to be a reality in our lives.  This will keep us from flowing in the last day’s signs and wonders (which will prevent the last day’s great harvest) and, also, prevent the rapture from taking place. 

Ephesians 3:19 clearly reads, if we would know the love of Christ, which passes all knowledge, we would be filled with the fullness of God. As you examine the word “know” in Ephesians 3:19, it means we must have mental knowledge of unconditional love, and we must experience it personally and allow it to flow from our lives. I am convinced that satan has fought Ephesians 3:19 from coming to pass more than any other passage in the Bible. The reason is, when the body of Christ is filled with the fullness of God, they will flow with the last day’s signs and wonders which will bring in the last day’s great harvest, and then the rapture will take place. The devil knows the exact day that he will be thrown into the lake of fire, which is eternal death, and that it will take place exactly seven years after the first day of the tribulation. So, the devil does not want the body of Christ to be filled with the knowledge of the love of God.

As you study the Bible, you find that God, Jesus, the Word of God, and unconditional love are all co-equal terms. (Note: John 1:1,14; Revelation 19:13; and I John 4:8,16) So, if we are filled with the unconditional love of God, we are filled with God. And, if we are filled with God, we are filled with his miraculous power which will allow all of the miracle working power of God to flow from our lives as Jesus mentioned in John 14:12-14. 

The extreme, major reason for these words to be changed in this Bible is to help people know the love of God that surpasses all knowledge. This Bible replaces wrong words that make God look evil. 

Major Truths

Revelation 22:19 is extremely important. We must make sure that we never add or take away from God’s Word. This is extremely dangerous! However, we must understand that this verse is not talking about versions or translations that came from the original languages which are accurate. It is talking about versions or translations that came from people’s thoughts and theories.  I have studied the original languages of the Bible for 47 years. This Bible of truth does not fall under the condemnation of Revelation 22:19 because it examines the original languages to show the fuller meaning and words that agree with the extreme vast majority of the Bible that validates that God is only unconditional love. 

In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, it says “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”   We must know that it is the original languages that are inspired by God.

Major Examples of Mistranslations

Examining the word Jehovah in the Old Testament helps with understanding why this Bible is in print. The Hebrew word Jehovah, with the Strong’s number being h3068, is rendered as: Eternal; name of God: the Lord, GOD, JEHOVAH, variant (Webster’s Dictionary says the meaning of variant is a form or version of something that differs in some respect from other forms of the same thing or from a standard, alternative, alteration). This Hebrew word jehovah is taken from the root word haya h1961 which has the meaning of: faint, fall, (one-). In Isaiah 14:12, clearly you read lucifer (satan) is the fallen one. Truly, satan is the fainted, fallen one as mentioned from the root Hebrew word jehovah

Also, by reading the definition of the word lord in Webster’s1828 Dictionary, it also gives the meaning as a tyrant, oppressive ruler. The word we are talking about in the Strong’s Concordance H3068 is translated as jehovah or lord. And, the devil is an oppressive ruler as shown by John 14:30 where the Lord, Himself, speaks of him as the prince of this world, and we all know he was referencing satan.

In the Strong’s Concordance, this word prince also means ruler which, again, is a connection to the Webster’s Dictionary definition of lord (i.e., a tyrant, oppressive, ruler).

The Hebrew word Jehovah h3068 is rendered approximately 5,523 times in the Old Testament. Of that 5,523 times, there are approximately 255 times it is directly in reference to satanor his kingdom. Let’s read just a few of the 255 times that clearly demonstrate a mistranslation of the Hebrew word jehovah.

Numbers 31:3 says, “And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the Lordof Midian.” (The lord of Midian was satan.)

In 1 Samuel 16:14it says,But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.” (Only satan is evil. Clearly this lord is satan.)

1 Samuel 19:9-10 says, “And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul,…” (This evil spirit was a demon. Clearly, again the word lord is in reference to satan.)

In 1 Samuel 15:23 it says, “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.” (Note: God’s foundation of who He is and the foundation for our lives is within the 10 commandments, “Thou shalt not kill.” Exodus 20:13). Notice how barbaric this scene is in I Samuel 15:2-3, clearly demonstrating satan

1 Kings 22:23 says, “Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.” 

In 2 Kings 6:33 it says,And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the Lord;…”   

Jeremiah 13:14 says, “And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the Lord: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.” 

In Isaiah 37:36 it says, “Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.”

Isaiah 13:9 says, “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate:… 15. Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. 16. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. 18. Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.”

In Ezekiel 9:4 it says, “And the Lord said unto him,…  5. …Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 6. Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women:…”

In this Bible, I am establishing the fact that the Bible does not contradict itself in the original writings and that GOD IS NOT A SCHIZOPHRENIC! God is not going to tell us not to kill, and then say kill or tell someone to kill. God is only unconditional love.