No More Excuses
By Joseph Martinez
"Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? Let him come unto me." (Exodus 32:26a)
This question that Moses asked the Israelites must now be asked to all the Bible-believing people in our day in regard to the Spanish Bible issue. For the Spanish speaking world our God has provided for us in majestic Castilian Spanish the TR -based revision of the Reina Valera 1909 - the Reina Valera Gomez or RVG . Since the first edition came off the presses in 2004, this Bible has caused a sensation among many people, both Spanish speakers and English speaking missionaries to the Hispanics. It has undergone several revisions since its debut, each time improving the text, and lining it up beautifully with the TR and the King James Version. For those of us who longed and prayed for a Spanish Bible that would be faithful to the God -honored TR, as well as to the beloved King James (or Authorized Version), that time has come! Allow me to share with you three reasons why all bible-believing Christians should share the responsibility to stand for and promote the Reina Valera Gomez Bible.
The first and most important reason is because of the purity of the RVG as compared with bibles containing corrupt, critical-text material. The sinlessness, work ,and Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, along with vital doctrines such the virgin birth, salvation by grace, sanctification, separation, hell, etc. are all upheld, and God is thereby glorified. Bibles containing critical text poison and having changes and omissions which attack our fundamental doctrines do not glorify God, cannot be trusted and must be rejected.
Second, the availability of the RVG. Even though it is copyrighted, one still has the permission to print it for its free distribution; and the copyright's purpose is to protect the text from the filthy paws of the bible corrupters. All the monies from the sales of leather-bound bibles are promptly and only used for the costs of future RVG printings. This should be the biblical (and main) method to propagate the Scriptures, that is, through the "priesthood of the believer" printers" that God provides in His local churches. This divine safeguard enables us to bypass modernistic, corrupt Bible societies. Brethren, we do not have to bow down before the idol calf of liberalism!
Third, the Spanish speaking Christians are now "without excuse" in their" choice for a pure copy of the Word of God. For many years the only choice for the Bible in Spanish was the RV1909 and the RV1960 both of which have been watered down and mutilated by modernistic translators, (the RV 1960 especially). Now in the RVG we have a Spanish Bible revised by dozens of Spanish speaking men of God led by Brother Humberto Gomez. Of course, there were several English speaking brethren fluent in several languages such as Dr. D.A. Waite, Dr. Rex Cobb, and Bro. Carlos Donate involved in this project. These men and many others involved have a great love and reverence for the pure words of God in any language.
The bottom line is there is now a pure Bible in Spanish available to all, and there is now no excuse!
For God's pure Words,
Missionary to Hispanics
Pastor Martinez is the Vice President of the RVG Bible Society