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Greetings in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website, and for your interest in the Word of God.
Allow me to give you a heartfelt greeting to the most unusual Bible website in the entire world. You have never seen anything like the Golden Ratio design of the Bible, because it was only discovered recently, by the calling of God upon this ministry, about 2004 or 2005. I don't remember any particular date, because it was a process of reflection, meditation, and prayer over the Word of God that began around 2004 and has continued until the present date.
I am still learning new things about the Golden Ratio design of the Bible even today, because the process of analyzing and organizing the text of the Bible correctly down to the sub-paragraph is not yet complete. I found by experience that it was absolutely impossible to correctly organize the Bible documents and text the first time it was attempted, the twentieth, the fiftieth, or even the one hundredth time! I have been at this task by the grace of God for over 16 years, and yet there is still a mountain of analysis to be done before I will be able to declare victory in the Lord and say that it is complete.
Thanks to the Lord's help and blessing alone, and to his glory alone, I have been enabled to analyze a large portion of the Bible to a detailed level as of mid-2017: All of Volume 3 (Joshua & Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, and Lamentations -> Revelation); and a sizable portion of Volume 4: all of Matthew and Luke, and to date, almost two Chapters of John. That amounts to about 1/3 of the entire Bible text. You can find links to those studies to your left in the navigation menu. The original studies in Joshua & Judges, Samuel, and parts of Kings are in the process of being updated (as I find time to do so) to current standards. I have learned a great deal about how to effectively present and explain the Golden Ratio design of the Bible since I started with Joshua a couple of years ago, so the content of those studies needs to be updated before I republish them.
Does that mean that those parts of the Bible will never need any additional corrections to the arrangement? That is very unlikely; however, I can say that the detailed studies (see the links to the studies on your left) have served a very important purpose:
1) It has provided a means of studying the Golden Ratio design of the Bible for any serious Bible student who wants to understand it for themselves.
2) It gives me a means of sharing what God has taught me through this ministry with others, so that the knowledge is not lost. In these detailed studies, I explain the "why": why did I arrange the Bible text like that? Why are these documents in this particular order? This is very important, because it is not enough to merely have a correctly-arranged Bible in your hands; the knowledge of how it was produced is just as important. This is truly a ministry work that will affect all of God's people, forever; and I must do everything I can to get it right, for their sakes; and for my own reputation: I don't want to be known as someone who was given a great responsibility by God, but failed at his calling.
The first part of this ministry was mainly just reading the Bible a great deal. God had impressed upon my heart that there was a pattern of some kind in the Bible that He wanted me to find, but I didn't receive any "teletype from Heaven" telling me what it was. God wanted me to dig it out myself, with the aid of his Spirit as I read the Bible and prayed for understanding, beginning after the horrific events of 9-11-2001. That event caused me to rethink my life: was I really doing the will of God? If not, what was it that He wanted me to do? That set off a series of events that led to this work.
I had been thinking about the problem of Bible arrangements since I was born-again by faith in Christ in August 1982. I picked up a Bible for the first time with faith, and began reading it. I knew immediately in my heart that the Bible was the Word of God, because of how the Lord spoke to me through it.
But the Lord impressed upon me that there was something wrong about the way that the Bible was arranged. The text was chopped into little bits and pieces, with no rhyme or reason for doing so. The "chapters" were similarly random in nature, sometimes beginning in a good place, and others beginning right in the middle of something else, which was definitely odd. And looking at the overall arrangement into Old and New Testaments, it looked chaotic and confusing. It just didn't make any sense. How could a perfect God produce a chaotic and confusing Bible, which was his Word, and which is the reflection of Himself? Does chaos and confusion glorify God? Certainly not!
I didn't have the means to understand what I was seeing at the time, but over the next few years as I grew in the Lord, attending an Independent, Fundamental Baptist church in Virginia Beach, Va., I realized that God had called me to serve Him as a missionary; but not a church planter or Bible printer: something completely different (it took me about 20 years to begin to understand the details of that). So after I was honorably discharged from the US Navy, I attended Bible College and Seminary, earning a Bachelor and a Masters degree.
After that, I moved to Minnesota with the idea that I would continue pursuing advanced degrees in theology, but the Lord had other plans. Instead, He led me to train to become a software engineer. I realized later that the concepts of software development were the perfect means to also understand the Bible: for example, the "System of Systems" concept. Learning how to view a complete system as a whole, and then be able to accurately organize the system into understandable and logical divisions; and then explain that in detail to others is an art form that has to be learned by experience. This is what Systems (requirements generation) Engineers do every day. God called me to take that skill and apply it to the Word of God, which is what I have been doing.
God gave me over 3 1/2 years of excellent experience in System Engineering in a very large project in the Minneapolis area from 1998 to 2001, in which I learned the skills that I have applied to the Scriptures. Without that experience, I am 100% certain that I would not have succeeded as well as I have been able to do to date.
By around 2005 or so, I came to begin to understand that the Old and New "Testament" arrangement of the Bible was complete fiction, because it was based upon a false premise: the idea that the Bible should be grouped by the languages that the texts were written in: Hebrew/Chaldean in one bucket, and Greek in the other bucket.
In fact, the Bible should be arranged by themes and not languages, an idea which is not original with me. I just happen to be the first to apply this concept to this level of detail, and also combine it with the Golden Ratio design.
What you are seeing on this site is history in the making, which is not for my glory, but to God alone. Without God, none of what you see here would be possible. God called me, saved me, trained me through an excellent church, college, and seminary, and sent me on this journey of discovery in his amazing Word. He has also faithfully provided my financial and physical needs year after year, in spite of my own weaknesses and failures. God is so good! So what can I boast of? Nothing.
Jesus said, "I am the Vine, you are the branches. He that remains in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5
Each detailed study is an incredible learning experience for me, because no one has ever examined the Bible in such detail before, so I am learning new things with each study; and I am blessed! I hope that you will join me in this studies, for your own spiritual benefit (if you have been born-again by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ); and for your salvation, if you do not yet know who God is, or you have never been born again.
I would also like to say that these studies are only for serious Bible students. Frivolous, frothy, and worldly "Christianettes" will find this material difficult, because their hearts are filled with things which oppose the Word of God. Only repentance from sin and a clean heart with a strong desire to know the will of God will open the door of your understanding to his Truth in his Word.
It is also true that advanced degrees in Christian theology can be a hindrance as well. I know some college professors who have spent their entire careers teaching that the Old and New Testaments are facts, not the fiction which they truly are. Therefore, when they are faced with the reality that what they've been teaching as fact for their entire lives is actually false, they are understandably reluctant to embrace something which may make them lose face (also known as pride). Their education and training, much of which was necessary and good, was mixed with some falsehood (the Old and New Testament concepts). Once these false concepts become embedded in the mind over many years, it is difficult to abandon them.
"Pride goes before destruction; and an arrogant attitude before a fall" Proverbs 16:18
My advice to those of you reading this who have advanced degrees in Bible and theology: keep an open mind about what you have learned from your past training. The core concepts of what you learned in Bible College and Seminary (if they were Bible-believing and Fundamental) were correct: the Bible is the very Word of God. It can be trusted 100%; and the true texts of the Bible are the Received Text, not the Critical texts of Aleph and B. The latter part is something that many Bible students do not hear anymore, but it used to be a hallmark of Bible teaching everywhere. It is a hallmark of this ministry for excellent reasons!
What I explain in my studies is that an overly simplistic scheme of organizing the Bible documents and texts was basically imposed upon Christianity in the early centuries by the Catholic religion. Because of the great amount of Bible ignorance among even the Bible scholars of the day (and especially among the people at large), it seemed rational to accept the Old and New Testament concepts; and so through force of history and the unwillingness of anyone to challenge this system until now, it has grown into a great unnatural "mustard tree" which almost all Christians today accept as true, even though it is not true. They have never known anything except a Holy Bible organized into Old and New Testaments, so why wouldn't they believe it?
I don't blame any Christian for having difficulty accepting the Golden Ratio design of the Bible, because it wasn't your fault that you received false information in this area from your teachers. They also are not to blame for teaching false information about the Old and New Testament arrangement, because they were simply passing on what they had received as the truth. They were acting in good faith with the best information that they had.
However, now that the true design of the Bible has been unveiled, and is being explained on this site every month, it is very important for you to learn what it is all about: both as a Believer in Christ, and as a servant of the Lord, if you are in full or part-time service for Christ in some capacity. You have a great responsibility from God to learn the truth about the Bible, and pass that on to those whom you teach, no matter where that truth leads or who it may offend (even your buddies in the ministry). It is no longer acceptable to pass on a complete falsehood (the Old and New Testament arrangement) as a fact to your hearers or students, especially when you now know that it is not true.
So if you want to learn the true design of the Bible, which is based upon the Golden Ratio, you will have to start at the bottom in the area of Biblical Theology and relearn the basics. This is why it is probably much easier for a new Christian to learn the Golden Ratio design of the Bible than an experienced Christian with many degrees, because the new Christian isn't carrying a lot of "theological baggage" that has to be discarded. The new Christian starts with a clean slate, and that is a good thing.
I do not know how long it will be before I will be able to complete detailed studies in every part of the Bible, but I suspect that it will take at least 5 to 10 years more, judging by the progress I'm making each week. When that process is complete, I plan to make the English Kingdom Bible Version available in digital format. I am not certain that I will provide a paperback version, although it is possible. Electronic text is the future, I'm afraid, for most purposes. Christians still like to carry paper Bibles to church, so we will see if there is demand for it.
In any case, the full texts of the English and Spanish editions of the Kingdom Bible version are always available on this site for free (as they are being updated), although only in html and photo forms.
There are three basic levels of study in the Golden Ratio design of the Bible:
Level 1: the Introduction to the Golden Ratio Design on the Volume level. This is a very high-level introduction to the Golden Ratio design that will provide an overall understanding of how it works. It is the "System of Systems" viewpoint of the Bible, which is critical to understanding the smaller parts of the Bible. I recommend starting with this study.
Level 2: The Golden Ratio Design on the Book level. This is a medium level examination of the entire Bible on the Book level. These are the true Books, and not necessarily the same "books" that you have known from whatever Bible version you currently use. I recommend continuing with this study.
Level 3: The detailed studies that I mentioned before, by individual Books, down to the sub-paragraph level. After you have completed the first two levels of study, the detailed studies are recommended. You are now prepared to digest the "strong meat" or "solid food" of the individual Books.
Note: The arrangement of the Psalms is still being worked out, so it is not included in the Level 1 or 2 studies. I believe that I have a good understanding of the correct arrangement, but I want to continue working on it to be certain before I include it in the Level 1 or 2 studies. It is also true that any part of the Bible that I have not yet covered with a detailed study is still in question as far as the details of the Golden Ratio design on the Chapter level on down to the sub-paragraph level. I believe that the accuracy in those areas of the Bible is good, but more study is needed to be certain. This is important to understand, when viewing the Bible text on the reading area of this site.
If you try to jump into the detailed studies before you are prepared by the first two levels, you may become overwhelmed and drop out. In fact, many Christians will become overwhelmed by this type of Bible study, because they are "Bible midgets"; they become overwhelmed by reading a mere sentence or two from the Bible! The reasons for that are most likely that they have too much of the world in their hearts, and so have no room for Jesus Christ and his wonderful Word.
This material will help anyone who reads it, no matter where you are at in your walk with Christ, to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Try it and see!
"But grow in grace; and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; to him be the glory both now, and into the Eternal Day. Amen." (2 Peter 3:18)
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God bless you as you search his Word,
Editor, Translator, Publisher and President of JHS Publishing Ministries