Original Languages Text Principle
(principle 15)

There are a host of aurum verses that teach that:

the original languages text of the Bible is not ambiguous

As a result, logic dictates a final and authoritative original languages text.  Ours is the MT10-TR-CSR10.  This text consists of the MT10 and the TR-CSR10.  We have already published the TR-CSR10 in multiple files and books (see English-Greek Interlinear option in the menu at the top of our website) and will be publishing the MT10 again when the opportunity to do so presents itself.

Note that our primary achievement in the area of the original languages text is to reinforce what was already established in the past before the development of supercomputers.

Textual Baseline Principle
(principle 14)

Our textual baseline (“starting point”), of course, is the universally used (1769) King James Bible.  We have provided it via the menu at the top of our website.

Future Attacks Principle
(principle 13)

Any future attacks on the original languages biblical text will simply be forms of textual ambiguity attack (see previous principles).  We know this because of the limits of human logic.  That is:

The mind cannot think outside of the logical restraints that have been built into it.

Therefore, any future attacks are already defeated by the principles that we have already set forth.  The debate is over!

Textual Ambiguity Principle
(principle 12)

In terms of science, not, for us, truth, which is a subset of science, God has intentionally perpetuated perfectly harmless, textual ambiguity affecting 10 words in 17 verses in the original languages Bible.  His purpose is to remind some that they are to live by the spirit, not by the letter.

Note that, for us, as a matter of truth, the original languages biblical text has no textual ambiguities but, again, even if it did, it wouldn’t matter.

The Irrelevance Principle
(principle 11)

In terms of science, not, for us, truth, which is a subset of science, the Irrelevance Principle states that the disputed aspects of the original languages text are irrelevant because:

  1. They affect no meaning conveyed by the Scriptures, regardless of which text is used.
  2. There are only ten words in dispute.
  3. The disputed words consist of words like “of,” “the,” “in,” etc.
  4. These words only occur 17 times in the entire Bible.
  5. The (harmless) textual ambiguity that exists in the minds of some is God’s way of reminding them that they are to live by the spirit and not by the letter.  See the Textual Ambiguity Principle.

We note, in passing, that the New International Version and the New King James Version are still rejected altogether because they, collectively, have over 13,000 defects.

The Mechanism Principle
(principle 10)

So, what are the one or more mechanisms that God has provided to resolve original language textual contradictions that cannot be resolved through common sense and common science?

The answer will make many of you cry.  We say this because it is so obvious that there really was no reason for the over one hundred years of disagreement and confusion.  The answer is in the following virtual aurum verse:

Romans 14:5b: Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

Now, this may seem like an unsatisfactory answer to some of you but, if so, it is because you are ignorant of the Irrelevance Principle.

Agreement Impossibility Principle
(principle 9)

History has shown, for over a century, that agreement on a number of things is impossible.  However, not everyone is right.

Now, there are two basic positions:

  1. It is impossible to know which of two contradictory, original language texts is the true text.
  2. It is possible to know which of two contradictory, original language texts is the true text.

Those who hold position 1, the knowledge impossibility position, are ignorant of the aurum verses that teach that:

God has overcome all textual contradictions.

This leaves us with position 2, the knowledge possibility position.  Well, now that we know that we can know which of two contradictory, original language texts is the true text, we need to know the mechanism(s) by which this knowledge is obtained.  See The Mechanism Principle.

Aurum Verse [Golden Verse] Principle
(principle 8)

So, what do we do about the approximately 1% disagreement in each area, which, though it may not sound like it, encompasses a vast amount of data and information. This problem is resolved by the principles upon which one builds. The key is this:

There are principles established in the Aurum Verses (Golden Verses) of the Bible (see Dr. Bisconti’s 2005 Seminar on the “True Text”: Lesson 1: The “Golden Verse” Principle).

The application of these principles brings agreement up to 99.99% in each area.

Common Ground Principle
(principle 7)

There are different schools of thought with regard to a variety of matters pertaining to identification of the true text of the Bible both in the original languages (the languages in which it was written) and its English translation.  However, there is 99% agreement in each of these areas.

Money Principle
(principle 6)

All the money raised from the sale of the IAV will be apportioned as follows, according to our current plan:

  • 40% to diverse charitable causes
  • 50% to the establishment of the physical plants that will make up the Chicago Christian University
  • 10% as compensation for over 50 years of painstaking work and frequent hardship to Dr. Michael J. Bisconti and his team

Status Report 1
(sr-1)

This is our first status report.  Our first edition of the IAV (International Authorized Version) was completed ten years ago.  However, it was not a perfected edition.  We are 75% of the way through the process of perfecting the first publishable edition of the IAV.  The work that remains is quite extensive.  In all, over 10,000 people have contributed to the production of the IAV, directly and/or indirectly, mostly indirectly.  We will update you when the next milestone is reached.

Transparency Principle
(principle 4)

Unlike other past and present modern translations of the Bible, the IAV (International Authorized Version) is the only modern, Bible translation that reveals absolutely every detail of its development and answers absolutely every question posed by anyone anywhere.

Criticism Principle
(principle 3)

Over the decades, even after improving something (not the Bible) ten thousand times, someone has often come along and found a defect in our product.  For this and numerous other reasons, we expect and welcome criticism.  Any and all criticisms will be reviewed and, if they have merit, used to make changes in their target, whatever that target may be.  Also, the source of the criticism will be given credit if their criticism has merit and is helpful.

Perfect Agreement Principle
(principle 1)

The International Authorized Version agrees perfectly with the King James Bible.  This is because it is the King James Bible; that is, it is the next transformation of the King James Bible.  What we mean is that over the centuries the King James Bible has undergone transformations in what we are calling its “variant character.”  Here is an example:

1611 King James Bible

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the Heauen, and the Earth.

1769 King James Bible (what we use today)

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Notice the difference in the spelling of the word “heaven.”  This demonstrates how the variant character of the King James Bible has changed over time.  Now, we define “variant character” as:

an aspect (of a thing) that can vary over time

Note that the variant character of the King James Bible does not affect the meaning of the Bible. God’s written message never changes. Note also that we are not talking about the ancient languages text from which the King James Bible was translated but only the English language text into which it was translated.

Principles
(introduction)

Before you can produce a product you need a plan.  The plan for any product of the mind involves principles.  A principle is (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus):

a comprehensive and fundamental rule, doctrine, or assumption

Or simply (The Concise Dictionary Copyright 2013 Dr. Michael J. Bisconti):

a guiding rule

Principles, guiding rules, are necessary so that there is consistency in the final product.  We will be providing the principles upon which the International Authorized Version is built.