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Dake's Annotations EXPOSED!
The more I read on Dake's writings, the more confused I became. Some of what he has said is correct according to what I believe the Bible states . . . while other topics are so far off it is ridiculous! It is my humble opinion that the devil is behind his work.
The Jesus Of The Dake Annotated Reference Bible is NOT the TRUE Jesus of TRUE Christianity! He is another Jesus (2 Cor.11:4). BEWARE!!! Dake's Jesus CANNOT save your soul!
The Dake Annotated Bible is considered the top "Pentecostal Study Bible" by many. The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements says, "His 'notes' became the 'bread and butter' of many prominent preachers and the 'staple' of Pentecostal congregations." Dake is very important within Pentecostal/Charismatic circles. It seems that those who become strong in their study of Dake become arrogant and unteachable. If Dake said it, then it really does not matter what anybody else said or if it does NOT agree with other Scriptures.
Dake was really devoted to the study of the Word of God. In fact, the back cover of one of his books says, "His supernatural ability to flawlessly quote Scripture earned him a reputation as the 'Walking Bible."
It is clear that Dake put much time and energy into his writings. . . BUT . . . there are some really dreadful errors with the theology in this book. Damnable heresies (2 Pet.2:1) abound concerning major subjects such as the nature of God, the attributes of God, Christology, just to name a few.
Many false Word-faith teachers, such as Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, and nearly all Word-faith teachers, have used Dake as a source for the heresies that they teach. People need to be realize just what corrupt bibles say about our precious Saviour and Lord, Jesus.
Dake and the Trinity
The trouble with the Jesus of the Dake Annotated Bible begins long before His birth in Bethlehem. Dake's abnormal view of Jesus begins with an INCORRECT theology of the Trinity and the very nature of God. Since Jesus is the ETERNAL Second Person of the Trinity who possesses the very nature and attributes of God, we must be very concerned about what Dake teaches about this subject, and other essential Christian doctrines.
"What we mean by Divine Trinity is that there are three separate and distinct persons in the Godhead, each one having His own personal spirit body, personal soul, and personal spirit in the same sense each human being, angel, or any other being has his own body, soul, and spirit. We mean by body, whether a spirit body or a flesh body, the house for the indwelling of the personal soul and spirit. The soul is that which feels and the spirit is that which knows." Dake Topical Index, The Trinity, Eighteen Fallacies. This would make NINE Persons in the Trinity! Make sense to you? It sure does NOT to me!
Dake's teachings on the Trinity are certainly NOT orthodox, but instead are cultic. He deviates from the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity, stemming from his perversion of the term "Person." In his book God's Plan for Man, Dake tells us that a "person" is "a rational being with bodily presence, soul passions, and spirit faculties." In other words, a "person" is a being WITH a body.
In view of Dake's definition of "person," this quotation is claiming three "beings" in the Trinity which is undeniably Tritheism. Similarly, in his book God's Plan for Man, Dake says: "There are over 500 plain scriptures that refer to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as being THREE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT PERSONS, each with His own personal body, soul, and spirit in the sense that all other persons have them. . . . If two or three persons are referred to in all these passages and they are called God, then we must understand them as referring to this many divine persons, as we do when the same statements are made of two or three persons of the human race."
Dake's Trinity is NOT the Trinity of TRUE Christianity. His Trinity is clearly three separate, distinct Beings, each one called God. Dake states that it is a "fallacy" to believe "that there is only one person or one being called God." He also claims that it is a "fallacy" to believe "that there is a difference in meaning of three human persons and three divine persons." In other words, just as each human person is a separate and distinct being, each member of the Trinity is a separate and distinct Being unified only in purpose or goal.
According to Dake, if we were to go to Heaven and see the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, there would be three different Beings bodily present on three different thrones, just like three kings would be seated on three distinct thrones on Earth. The members of the Trinity are separate, distinct Beings.
The Bible says the third Person of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit. He is SPIRIT . . . NOT body! And, God the Father is Spirit (John 4:24). NO body . . . just SPIRIT! Hard to understand? YES! But TRUE Christians simply BELIEVE God in faith!
As Dake expounds his theology to its logical conclusion, he believes the Bible distinctly teaches God has a body. Dake claims:
"He (God) has a personal spirit body, shape, form, image and likeness of a man, bodily parts such as, back parts, heart, hands and fingers, mouth, lips and tongue, feet, eyes, hair, head, face, arms, loins, and other bodily parts. He has bodily presence and goes place to place in a body like all other persons. He has a voice and countenance. He wears clothes, eats, dwells in a mansion and in a city located on a material planet called heaven."
Dake's teaching denies the Trinity. Dake's redefines the Trinity according to his twisted heretical definition. He claims that those who support the orthodox doctrines of the nature of God and the Trinity exhibit "the modern trend to make God too mystical to understand." He goes on to teach that the orthodox understanding of the spirit nature of God and the Trinity is "foolish and unscriptural, to say the least." Dake charges that the Trinitarians "make such ridiculous propositions about God that it is impossible to comprehend them." It IS really impossible for finite minds to comprehend our awesome Triune God! We simply must accept what the Bible states about Him! Dake's teaching on the Trinity is very close to the Mormon Trinity.
TRUE Christians believe in one God who is three Persons, One of Whom is God the Son, Jesus. It was ONLY the Son who took on a human nature, and has a Body. Therefore Dake's claim that each member of the Trinity has a body is FALSE. For the Bible clearly states that God is Spirit (John 4:24), and a spirit does NOT have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39). And . . . IF God has a body, wouldn't that mean that He could NOT be omnipresent or eternal? Having a body would confine God to one place at one time. BUT, the Bible clearly states that God is BOTH omnipresent (2 Chron.6:18; Ps.139:8; Pro.15:3; Isa.66:1; Jer.23:24; Acts 17:27) AND eternal (Gen.21:33; Deut.33:26-27; Ps.93:2; 100:5; 103:17; 104:31; 106:48; Isa.9:6; 40:28; Jer.10:10; John 17:3; 1 Tim.1:17). Therefore, Dake is WRONG in his teaching that God has a body.
Dake's view of Jesus, from His teaching of the pre-Incarnate nature of Christ to his teaching of Christ Incarnate, is nothing but contradictions, confusion, and a great doctrinal mess. The Jesus of the Dake Annotated Reference Bible is NOT the Jesus of the Bible. What makes this so bad is that Dake and his false teachings are so widely accepted in the so-called "Christian" community. There is SO much heresy contained in the teaching of one, lone man, and yet that man is still considered a "Christian" (????). WHY?? It is either ignorance, or NOT being Bereans (Acts 17:11) of what Dake really taught OR people are so biblically illiterate that they cannot tell Living Water from deadly poison. More believers should be informed about Dake's heresies regarding such topics as the nature of God, the Trinity, the Incarnation, and the Deity of Christ. May the Lord open ears so that they can hear and eyes so they can see the horrendous heresies in the Dake Annotated Bible.
Dake and the Incarnation
"The word Son in connection with Jesus does not refer to His Deity, but to His humanity. AS GOD, Christ had no beginning, was not begotten, was not the firstborn, was not born, and therefore, was not a Son; but AS MAN HE had a beginning, was begotten, was the first-born of God, was born, and therefore became the Son of God. If one believed sonship referred to Deity, then he would have to believe that this person of Deity had a beginning, and was not always God, was not always in existence, and therefore was not an eternal and self-existent Being. It is plainly stated in Micah 5:2- John 1:1-2; Col. 1:17; Rev. 1:8-18; John 17:5 that He had no beginning AS GOD and that He was as eternal and self-existent as the Father and the Holy Spirit. On the other hand, AS MAN it is plainly stated that He had a beginning. Note the following simple statements of Scripture that AS MAN and AS A SON. He did have a beginning, proving sonship refers to humanity and not to Deity." Dake Topical Index, Sonship Discussed, The Theory of Eternal.
The Theory of Eternal Sonship Discussed. Dake states that Jesus was NOT God's Divine Son . . . in other words . . . Jesus is NOT, nor was NOT ever God!
Dake also teaches several false doctrines concerning the Incarnation of Jesus. #1. He denies the eternal Sonship of Jesus Christ by teaching that Jesus became the Son of God when He was born into flesh at Bethlehem. #2. Dake teaches that Jesus became the Christ at His baptism. To put it another way, Jesus was not the Christ from all eternity, but was appointed with the office of Christ at His baptism. #3. Dake denies the deity of Jesus by stating that He totally emptied Himself of the attributes of God when He came to Earth.
Dake declares that Jesus was NOT the Son of God from all eternity, but became the Son of God when He was incarnated. Sounds like the Oneness heresy to me. See: www.godcannotlie.org/f_falsehoods_oneness_heresy.htm
Christianity: He was always the Son of God. Jesus is the eternal Son.
Dake: Before the Incarnation, He was not the Son of God.
Christianity: The "Son of God" is Who Jesus IS.
Dake: The "Son of God" is Who Jesus became.
Christianity: Jesus' Sonship is crucial to His TRUE identity. It is the Person that He is.
Dake: His Sonship is not essential to His inherent identity.
Christianity: The "Son of God" is who Jesus is in the Trinity.
Dake: The "Son of God" is merely a title and role that He assumed.
Christianity: Jesus' Sonship directly relates to His deity.
Dake: His Sonship directly relates to His Incarnation.
Christianity: The "Son of God" means equal with God, indicating likeness or sameness of being (John 8:58; 10:30; 17:5,24).
Dake: The "Son of God" means subservient to God, less than God.
Christianity: God the Father has always been God the Father.
Dake: God the Father did not assume the title and role of Father until the Incarnation.
Christianity: Before the Incarnation the Son was ever in the Father's bosom (John 8:58; 17:5,24).
Dake: Before the Incarnation God had no Son, nor was He the Father.
Christianity: The Father/Son relationship has eternally existed in the Godhead.
Dake: Before the Incarnation there was no Father/Son relationship in the godhead.
Christianity: The Father sent His Own Son into this world (John 3:16-17; Gal.4:4).
Dake: The One who would become the Father sent the One who would become the Son into this world.
Christianity: The triune God has eternally existed in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Mat.28:19; John 14:26; 15:26; 1 Cor.13:14; 1 Pet.1:2; 1 John 5:7). Dake: The triune God has eternally existed in three persons, but not as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These were roles that were assumed in time.
In his note on John 1:14 "the Word was made flesh", Dake alleges that, "This made Him God's Son, for sonship in connection with Jesus Christ always refers to humanity, never to deity." What Dake is saying is, that the title "Son of God" does NOT refer to Jesus as God, but Jesus as Man. This definition of the term Son of God is found all through Dake's writings. In an extended footnote on Luke 1:35, Dake argues for his position in great detail: "Sonship with Christ always refers to humanity, not to deity. As God, He had no beginning; was not begotten or He would have had a beginning as God; and was not God's Son. But as man, He had a beginning, was begotten, and was God's Son. . . . Multiplied problems increase and become unanswerable with Scripture if we hold to the theory of eternal sonship, but all questions are clear when we accept the plain statements of Scripture that sonship refers to humanity and not to deity."
Dake believed that Jesus, the Second Person of the Trinity became the Son of God when He was conceived in Mary's womb. He argues that the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem "was when God had a Son through Mary. This happened on a certain day, 'This day I have begotten thee,' and therefore, we cannot say that God had a Son before this time." Dake concludes his argument against the Eternal Sonship of Jesus by stating:
"As man and as God's Son He was not eternal, He did have a beginning, He was begotten, this being the same time Mary had a Son. Therefore, the doctrine of eternal sonship of Jesus Christ is irreconcilable to reason, is unscriptural, and is contradictory to itself. . . . The word Son supposes time, generation, father, mother, beginning, and conception. . . . If sonship refers to deity, not to humanity, then this person of the Deity had a beginning in time and not in eternity." That is NOT what the Bible says to me!
More confusion! Just as Dake denies the Eternal Sonship of Jesus, he also denies that Jesus was the Christ from eternity past. Dake teaches that, just as Jesus became the Son of God, He became the Christ. It was God who "anointed" Jesus to be the Christ at a certain point in Jesus' earthly life. This brief but powerful Passage proves Dake is WRONG!!! John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God. (KJV)
In speaking about the title "Christ" (Messiah) Dake argues, "Like the name 'Jesus,' it has no reference to deity, but to the humanity of the Son of God, who became the Christ, or the 'Anointed One,' 30 years after He was born of Mary."
Dake's book God's Plan for Man contains the same teaching, but takes it a step further by telling us the exact point in Jesus' thirtieth year that He was anointed "the Christ":
The word "Christ" literally means "anointed" and is a name applied to Jesus when He became the anointed of God. Jesus became the anointed of God or Christ 30 years after He was called Jesus. . . . History records that the time He became the "Anointed" was at His baptism. Dake interprets INCORRECTLY! The Bible says he is WRONG!
God Lives on a Planet ???
Dake claims that God has a body and lives on heaven, which is a physical planet. He states "The Bible declares that God has a body, shape, image, likeness, bodily parts, a personal soul and spirit, and all other things that constitute a being or a person with a body, soul, and spirit. . . Heaven itself is a material planet having cities, mansions, furniture, inhabitants, living conditions, etc." (Dake's Annotated Reference Bible: New Testament, 280; cf. Old Testament, 622).
Many Word-Faith teachers, such as Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn, teach the very same thing. Kenneth Copeland teaches that God is a "being that stands somewhere around 6'-2", 6'-3", that weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of a couple of hundred pounds, little better, has a [hand] span of nine inches across" ("Spirit, Soul, and Body I" Fort Worth, TX: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1985, audio-tape #01-0601, side 1). Copeland also states that "Heaven has a north and south, and an east and a west. Consequently, it must be a planet" (Ibid.). Dake's teaching is demonstrably very influential among Word-Faith teachers with regards to this topic and many others.
Dake clearly teaches a works-salvation, which is absolutely in direct opposition to the Holy Word of God! Salvation (eternal life) is by faith alone. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
 Not of works, lest any man should boast. (KJV) We are saved by God's grace and our faith! Period! NO works are necessary according to God! WHO will you believe?
Dake and Eternal Life
In many places Dake gives MANY conditions for receiving eternal life. There are a total of 23 conditions one must meet to get eternal life, according to Dake:
#1. Come to Christ. #2. Sow to the Spirit. #3.
Eat His flesh-drink His blood. #4. Fight the good fight. #5.
Labor. #6. Be sober and hope to the end for it. #7.
Reap - win souls. #8. Endure temptations. #9.
Hate (love less) the life in this world. #10. Let the promise of it remain in you/ continue in Christ. #11.
Know God and Christ. #12. Love everybody. #13.
Enter right gate. #14. Keep yourself in the love of God. #15.
Cause no offense. #16. Overcome sin. #17.
Keep commandments. #18. Be faithful unto death. #19. Forsake all. #20. Believe and obey the gospel. #21.
Live free from sin. #22. Be born again, hear Christ, and follow Him. #23.
Continue in well doing and seek eternal life.
This is NOT what the Bible teaches! There is only ONE condition a person must meet to obtain eternal life, according to the Bible: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ" (John 20:31; Acts 16:31; 1 Thes.4:14; 1 John 5:13). Believe in FAITH!
According to the Bible, ALL the work for salvation has been done on the cross by Jesus. When He said, "It is finished," in John 19:30, that is what He meant! All that anyone has to do to receive the free gift (Eph.2:8; Rom.6:23) of eternal life is to believe, or trust, in Jesus and the finished work on the cross. For eternal life, see: Mat.25:46; John 3:15; 5:39; 6:54,68; 17:2-3; 1 Tim.6:19; Tit.1:2; 3:7; 1 John 2:25; 5:11,20; Jude 1:21.
The gospel according to Dake is NOT the Gospel according to Jesus Christ and the Apostles (2 Cor.11:4; Gal.1:6-10) . . . and NOT the Jesus according to the Bible.
The Dake Study Bible reveals that the theology there is almost the same as the heretical Word-Faith movement. Beliefs found in both Dake and the Word-Faith movement are:
#1. God has a body and lives on a planet called heaven.
#2. Each member of the Godhead has his own body, soul, and spirit.
#3. Man is a little duplicate of God, having the same attributes and powers.
#4. Health and wealth are provided in the atonement, so it is the will of God in every case that the Christian be healed of disease as it is the will of God that the Christian be wealthy.
These are only a few of the similar FALSE doctrines that are shared by Dake and the Word-Faith bunch.
A cult is a group that denies one or more of the essentials of the Christian Faith: The Trinity, the Virgin Birth, the Deity of Christ, the Physical Resurrection, Salvation by Faith in Christ Alone, and the Second Coming. It is quite clear to me that Dake and the Word-Faith Movement, should be considered a cult. They BOTH deny such fundamental Facts as the Trinity, the Deity of Christ, and Salvation by Faith in Christ Alone. Dake's view of the Nature of God is very close to the Mormon position on the Nature of God.
An old saying is: "Whatever the parent does in moderation, the children will do in excess." This can be clearly seen in a sermon by Benny Hinn. He says: I feel revelation knowledge already coming on me. . . . God the Father is a person, God the Son is a person, God the Holy Ghost is a person, but each of them is a triune being by himself. If I can shock you and maybe I should, there are nine of them. . . . God the Father is a person with his own personal spirit, with his own personal soul and his own personal spirit body. You say, 'I never heard that.' Well, do you think you're in this church to hear things you've heard for the past 50 years? You can't argue with the Word, can you? It's all in the Word (Benny Hinn, quoted in G. Richard Fisher and M. Kurt Goedelman, The Confusing World of Benny Hinn [Kearney: Morris Publishing, 1995], 95). . . . How absurd! NINE gods! NOT what the Bible teaches!
NO Biblically sound pastor, Bible teacher or student would accept the ridiculous statement above. It is absolute heresy and must be totally rejected or our view of Jesus Christ as the eternal Son of God is compromised. To suggest that Jesus became the Christ or the "Anointed One" 30 years after His birth is to commit heresy. This goes back to an ancient heresy that is called "adoptionism." Kenneth Scott Latourette stated in his book, History of Christianity, Volume I, the following:
"Others, called the Ebionites, maintained that Jesus was merely a man, a prophet, a spokesman for God, as were the great Hebrew prophets of the past. Although some of them accepted the virgin birth of Jesus, others are said to have taught that Jesus was the son of Joseph and Mary, that at His baptism Christ descended upon him in the form of a dove, that he then proclaimed the unknown Father, but that Christ who could not suffer, departed from him at his crucifixion." (Latourette, page 121-122, Harper Collins).
This erroneously DIVIDES of the natures of Jesus Christ, instead of firmly establishing the Truth . . . that Jesus possessed both the Son of God AND the Son of Man natures. Jesus was BOTH the Son of God AND the Son of Man EVERY moment of His Incarnation, and on back through eternity past . . . AND future eternity!
Iraneaus spoke of this in his book, Against Heresies And Knowledge Falsely So Called. He stated, "Certainly the Gnostics confess with their tongues the ONE Jesus Christ, but in their minds they divide Him." (Iraneaus; ADVERSUS Heresies III.16.1). Jesus' two natures CANNOT be divided. That is NOT Biblical! To divide Him, is creating "another Jesus" (2 Cor.11:4) . . . and that Jesus is NOT the One specified in God's Word.
The words of the angel to the virgin, Mary should settle this subject completely.
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (KJV)
And too, the Words of our Lord, Jesus Himself!
John 10:36-38 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?  If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.  But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. (KJV)
Jesus IS, and WAS eternally the Son of God, anointed by the Holy Ghost. The FALSE doctrines of Hagin, Copeland, Crouch, Hinn, etc. are clearly associated with this Dake's heresy. BEWARE!!! of
I try to prove false teachers and false doctrines wrong with the Truth of the Bible. My concerns about Dake are documented from information in the Dake Annotated Bible or from others who, like me, have researched his work. We are greatly concerned about error in these last days.
Dake Limits God's Eternal Omnipotence
Read carefully the comment that is given in the story of Abraham in Genesis 18 and his visit by the pre-incarnate Christ. Dake states that God did NOT know what was happening in Sodom and Gomorrah and came to find out. What utter blasphemy! "Here we have another proof that God receives knowledge of true conditions and becomes acquainted with existing facts. This plainly teaches that God, as well as men and angels, is limited to one place as far as the body is concerned. The doctrine of omnipresence of God can be proved, but not His omnibody. In His body He goes from place to place like other persons. Abraham stood yet before the bodily presence of God, but not before the bodily presence of the 2 angels because they went to Sodom and were no longer bodily present." (Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, Finis Jennings Dake, published by Dake Bible Sales, Inc, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Old Testament, p. 15.)
It is unacceptable and WRONG to limit God, who is NOT limited in any way! God is omnipresent (2 Chron.6:18; Ps.139:8; Pro.15:3; Isa.66:1; Jer.23:24; Acts 17:27) AND omniscient (Josh.22:22; Job 26:6; 28:23; 31:4; 34:21; Ps.139:4; 147:5; Pro.15:11; Isa. 40:26; Eze. 11:5; 37:3; Amos 4:13; 2 Cor.12:2; Heb.4:13; 1 John 3:20) AND omnipotent (1 Sam.14:15; 2 Sam.22:8; 2 Chron.20:6; Job 9:5; 26:5; Ps.18:7; 49:15; 66:3; 77:18; 97:4; Isa.13:13; Joel 2:10; Acts 16:26; Rev.6:12; 11:13,19; 15:8; 16:9,18).
Dake is wrong by saying that the Divine Visitor is God the Father, rather than the pre-Incarnate Jesus Christ. Our God has certainly manifested Himself to different servants, but NOT His Divine essence. John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (KJV)
Dake's answer is: "Our English 'seen' means to see with the eyes and also see with the mind. That it means here to comprehend fully or understand is clear from the fact that many men have seen God with the eyes. The verse could read, 'No man has ever comprehended or experienced God at any time in all His fulness, save the only begotten Son He hath declared Him.'"
(Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, Finis Jennings Dake, published by Dake Bible Sales, Inc, Lawrenceville, Georgia, New Testament, p. 93.)
The Glorified Christ made several appearances to people: (Dan.7:9; Isa.6:1; Mat.17:2; Rev.1:14-15).
Dake's False Concept Of "Little Gods"
Dake not only was wrong about the omnipotence of God, but he also taught that men were little gods, and this teaching has been passed down to Word-faith preachers like Kenneth Copeland and others like him. In conjunction with Dake's commentary on the Book of Job, he wrote about anthropomorphism. Under that heading, he said some very strange things. "Anthropomorphism is the ascription of human bodily parts, attributes, and passions to God, and taking the substantiating statements of Scripture to be literal, and not figurative. In support of such teaching an appropriate question is: If God did not mean all He said about Himself in over 20,000 scriptures then why did He say such things? They certainly do not add to a true understanding of Him if the passages do not mean what they say. Furthermore, why would God, in hundreds of places, refer to Himself as having bodily parts, soul passions, and spirit faculties if He does not have them? Would it be necessary for Him to tell us He has such in order to reveal that He does not have them? Would He not be more likely to say in plain language that He does not have eyes, hands, mouth, ears, and other bodily members?" (Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, Finis Jennings Dake, published by Dake Bible Sales, Inc, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Old Testament, p. 547.)
In Dake's topic of anthropomorphism (ascription of human physical parts, attributes, and passions to God), he takes statements of Scripture to be literal and not figurative. He says that God has revealed Himself to be seen by the natural eyes of men repeatedly, and Biblical writers have given a clear record concerning what He is like. He goes on giving many instances of such, which this humble servant believes is the pre-Incarnate Christ. God the Father is Spirit. He has NO body, so He can have NO body parts!
Under Dake's topic of "Appearances of God," he lists 44 places where God revealed Himself to man. In my humble opinion, every place he lists is our pre-Incarnate Lord Jesus.
It is a false interpretation of Holy Scripture and a heresy to reduce God down to the level of men just because God speaks of Himself with words on our level? This is God's way throughout Scripture when He uses our language to convey His eternal Truth. Just because God said, "I saw you," does not mean His eyes are limited to human shape and size. The Bible clearly says: John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (KJV)
From Dake's FALSE idea, it is natural to move right to the next step. If God is man-like, then man must be god-like. Under the same heading as above, Dake wrote about our god-like state. "Truly He is not only all that man, angels, and other beings are in this respect, but infinitely greater in everything; and man, in reality, is simply a miniature of God in attributes and powers." (Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, Finis Jennings Dake, published by Dake Bible Sales, Inc, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Old Testament, p. 587.)
Isn't this exactly what is now being promoted by these modern Charismatic leaders? Dake laid the very foundation of their heresies! Are we not to lay our foundation in Jesus Christ? (1 Cor.3:11-15). Anything else that we attempt to build upon shall be burned up.
Dake's promoting of God as a man with all the human attributes, combined with the idea of people as little gods, has been stretched to the present horrible DECEPTION of men as "little gods." Again this sounds like the Mormons! BEWARE!!!
Dake's Annotated Bible and other writings are filled with commentaries ranging from good to absolutely horrendous heresies. As I stated before, there is just enough truth there to make his work extremely dangerous. It is NOT something that young, immature Christians or undiscerning ministers should read. The Truth that is there, is just enough truth to make his awful error seem believable. BEWARE!!! He has already convinced many of the modern day Pentecostals and Charismatics. Dake alone is NOT solely responsible for the theological mess that floods churches today, but he certainly is a great BIG part of it! His teaching seems to have become more powerful and accepted since his death. TRUE Christians MUST stay close to the Word of God and STOP depending on famous people to interpret Scripture for them. Just because a person is well known, well educated and has a gift of gab, does NOT make them a person who is true to God's Word. BEWARE!!!
The Bible is its own best commentary!
Trust the Holy Spirit to interpret for you.
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Modern Message Bible is a MESS
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