THE MOST FEARED BIBLE
In 1557, while in exile in Geneva , Switzerland, a then unknown Clergyman, John Calvin , assisted by a handful of Englishmen who had fled the vast persecution of Bloody Mary, undertook to translate the complete Bible.
This made Calvin’s Bible the first complete Bible to be translated into our English from the original Hebrew and Greek texts. Calvin and his associates did far more than a translation. Their first edition, printed in 1560, contained thousands of marginal notes . Because words and phrases quite often had several meanings , all important state or royal decrees, treaties, and agreements contained marginal explanations or commentaries in order to remove all doubt from the mind of the reader.
Each succeeding edition contained more notes than the previous one, reaching saturation in the 1599 edition. Calvin’s Bible, out of print since 1644, was the one Bible of choice for Oliver Cromwell, John Milton, and the pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 . William Shakespeare quoted Calvin’s Bible more than 5,000 times in his plays. From 1560 to 1644, Calvin’s Bible went through 200 printings. It was finally replaced by the King James version because the state now needed a Bible that was more compliant to its agenda.
King James I of England was a devout believer in the ‘divine’ rights of kings, a philosophy ingrained in him by his mother Mary Stuart. Among his many other faults, he preferred young boys to adult women. His activities in that regard have been recorded in numerous books and public records; so much so that there is no room for debate on the subject. James enjoyed killing animals. He called it ‘hunting’. Once he killed an animal, he would literally roll about in its blood. Some historians claim that he practiced bestiality while the animal lay dying. James was a sadist as well as a sodomite. He enjoyed torturing people. While King of Scotland in 1591, he personally supervised the torture of poor wretches caught up in the witch-hunt trials of Scotland. James would even suggest new tortures to his henchmen. Eventually, in 1625 James was run out of England and succeeded by his son, Charles I.
Knowing what King James was we can easily discern his motives. James ascended the English throne in 1603. He wasted no time in ordering a new edition of the Bible in order to deny the common people the marginal notes, and thus the real meaning of many Biblical accounts. James wanted a Bible that was more suitable as a tool for population control. So he edited his own version, but without the marginal notes that so infuriated him. Why did the doctrines espoused in the old marginal notes strike terror into the hearts of kings and their servants in the church, and precipitate one religious war after another? James declared Calvin’s Bible ‘seditious’ and made its possession a felony. The same people who cling to the defiled King James Bible would be the first ones to throw such a deviant out of their congregation. To this day, virtually all mainstream churches carefully sidestep the thousands of ‘annoying’ marginal notes of the Calvin Bible. Even those Bibles that are not King James versions are lacking these all important marginal notes. The King James Bible was, and is for all practical purposes, a government publication.
Many individuals who are serious about research and truth have waited a lifetime to own a Calvin..Bible... After a great deal of trouble and intimidation, one small publisher finally dared. to print a limited. number of copies for the first time in 400 years... Even though they aren’t cheap, they are going fast. The complete hardcover reproduction of Calvin’s Bible costs over $100, leather-bound versions cost about twice as much. Get this eye-opening document while it’s available. Report contains a sample page (actual size) and refers to several retail sources. (2 pages - $5.00)
Suggested additional reading: ‘What Jesus Taught In Secret’
and ‘The Secret Science’ by Max Freedom Long
further reveal the hidden, inner truths of the Biblical stories.
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