Most people have in their heads preconceived notions due to teachings that they were brought up with and the things that they imagined in their minds when they read the Gospel of John. The Gospel of John also tells us how we can know the truth and it doesn't tell us that we can know the truth by going to a Bible College or a seminary spending hours and hours learning Greek and learning stuff from earthly teachers. Many who call themselves Christian or believers betray themselves by their own words in various ways they will tell you or let you know that they really believe that they would be completely unable to be a Christian and to follow Christ without a properly translated 66 Canon Bible in their possession. And an extreme example of that would be the King James only Club, and since they sort of think along those lines they conclude that God has preserved his word. They think how could they possibly follow Christ without this correspondence course, left behind by Jesus, they need this preserved word in their minds in other words they need to know what the canon is, and they need it preserved without blemish or fault and that's what they think they have in the King James Bible. They treat the Bible as if it is a set of instructions for constructing their Christian life a correspondence course that Jesus left behind.
The strangest thing about those who have this sort of mindset at least most of them is they don't even believe what their Bible says whether it's a 66 book cannon or a 73 book cannon like Catholics have or otherwise. The way they talk about this you would think their Bible said something like this “You will receive power when you're 66 book cannon has come upon you and you shall be my witnesses of my cannon both in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the earth” Is that what Acts 1:8 says or maybe you will receive power when the King James Bible translation has come to you and you shall be my witnesses witnesses of the Textus Receptus both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the earth. Is that what Acts 1:8 says, or you would think their Bible actually said this: “When the day of Pentecost had come the disciples were all together in one place and suddenly there came from heaven a noise like papers in the wind falling out of heaven and the scriptures filled the whole house where they were sitting and there appeared to them translations of the scriptures in various tongues as of books distributing themselves, and a new Bible rested on each one of them and they were all supplied with a 66 book Canon and they began to speak in the tongues of the various translations, as the various translations of the 66 book Canon provided them with the words”
Is that what acts 2:1-4 says, you would think that's what it says by the way people behaved toward their Bible, and the way people talk about their Bible, or you would think it says this: Repent and be baptized in the name of our Reformed Baptist doctrines for the remission of your heretical denominations doctrines, and you will receive the gift of a shiny new leather-bound NIV translation of the 66 book canon and perhaps the Westminster Confession Act 2:38. Is that what it says or you would think it says for all who are being led by the 66 book Canon these are sons of God or the Bible testifies to our spirit that we are children of God. Do you know how many pastors out there are actually telling people this sort of thing, that their Bible tells them they're born again that their Bible is the thing that tells them they are saved. Their Bible says something else, but this is what their pastors will tell them, or maybe for all who are being led by my denominations interpretation of the 66 book Canon these are sons of God's that's really the truth isn't it, That's what people are really doing, my denominations interpretation of the Bible testifies to our spirit that we are children of God Rom 8:16.
That's what people really do isn't it? Unfortunately but here's what the Bible really says you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you Acts 1:8. Jesus was saying in John 14:26 But the comforter the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name he will teach you all things. The Holy Spirit will teach you, do you believe Jesus? Or do you just give lip service to that and then you head off trying to find your answer somewhere else because that's what you see people doing, they say they believe this but their actions actions show us that they really don't believe him.
The Bible points you to “when he the spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all the truth John 16:13, do you believe that, do you believe Jesus, or do you give him lip service, or do earthly men guide you instead. Do you look for all your answers for the truth that God wants you to have somewhere else. Going to bookstore and buy commentaries from some teacher, who like who you like, who tickles your itch. The question is where do you get your so-called truth? Here's something about your Bible, The Canon of books is an invention of men. The the idea of a “Canon” the Bible doesn't talk about it anywhere, the whole concept that you're supposed to have a Canon, men made that up. Christians were quite content without a Canon for three centuries before earthly men decided let's have a canon. Perfect manuscript copies are required, as the King James only people say, if you're gonna rely solely on your Bible for truth.
If your Bible is your only authority of truth. We have corrupted manuscripts and some very very important verses are corrupted, and I know there are guys out there preaching that oh yeah most of the corruptions in the manuscripts are essentially insignificant. That's just not true there are some very very important verses which have been corrupted and then people said about to cherry-pick which variant which manuscript variant they like the best and that's the one they're gonna use, whichever one that suits their doctrine. If the best translations are required for your Canon they'll always be imperfect, you cannot get a perfect translation it just doesn't work that way it's not as if there are equivalent words in every language. You just take out the word from the original language and you plug in the equivalent English word, it doesn't work that way, it's not like there are equivalents in English compared to Greek. Sometimes there is but very often there isn't equivalent words. Sometimes we don't even have a word, sometimes the best word we have says too much. The best English word we can use sometimes says more than the Greek word, or our best English word doesn't say enough then the original Greek word says.
Greek has verb tenses we don't even have in English, this makes a perfect translation absolutely impossible and we know the Bible is routinely corrupted by theological bias. If you think your Bible
translation doesn't have theological bias in it you are very naive and very ignorant, and even if you get your best translation that you can possibly get, it's still imperfect, now you have to interpret it and you have your preconceptions, you have your anachronistic ideas, your 21st century ideas that you're going to inadvertently read into a first-century document, and you're gonna muck it all up. There's a lot of problems with this notion that people have, that their Bible is the thing and the only thing that God gave us, and through which he communicates to us, big-big serious problem, God's Spirit isn't corrupted in any way. Perfect pure unblemished truth no canonization required no copies required no translation required and too many languages. Remember the disciples at Pentecost, they spoke in other tongues, that was a sign, because before, the people of God only had one language Hebrew or in those days Aramaic, no translations were required, no translation is required of the Holy Spirit either and no interpretation is required. You don't have all these problems with the Holy Spirit through which God communicates to us
It's funny that people have their Bible which points them in a certain direction, but they behave as some of these verses don't even exist, You have the anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things... As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you: but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him 1 John 2:20,27. The Holy Spirit teaches you about all things, does it teach you how to build a 747? is that what John means by all things, no of course not it means all things pertaining to our Christian walk and all things about prophecy, everything we need to know. Do you believe that? or do you give it lip service, most people show us by the way they behave that they don't really believe this. It is written in the prophets “And they shall all be taught of God. Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the one who is from God He has seen the Father. Joh 6:45-46.