John 4:23-24 (KJB) But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Nothing could be more conceited and arrogant than to think that a man could change the very words spoken on this earth by Jesus Christ. But that is exactly what we find with the above verses divinely recorded in the book of John. If you choose to read from a letter red Bible, these words are found to be in red ink, indicating they were the very words spoken by Jesus Christ.
Undoubtedly, for many, these words are more significant than simple dialogue among ancient men to be recorded by a scribe.
Jesus spoke in this scripture about the time at hand. He was about to face with His death on Calvary. He was speaking to this ancient crowd and giving important details for us to comprehend concerning our walk with Him today, regarding worship of His Father God. Jesus Christ revealed that God is a Spirit. God is supernatural, or above that which is natural in this world.
Not only did He tell us who God is, but how any person can properly worship Him. We must not miss that Jesus Christ guides us to worship God in spirit and in truth. Comprehending this spiritual direction is vital to our spiritual health in this world and for our perpetual well-being; then and today.
These spiritual directives are not meant to be taken lightly nor should any man choose to alter them from that which was declared and decreed by Jesus Christ. Sadly, some updated versions have altered the very words of Jesus Christ to reflect what they want them to say rather than what He declared for us.
Please note that these verses are not just about worshipping a him, or to worship in any spirit of their own choosing, but for us to know that these particular verses of scripture contain significant information about worshipping God, He who is more than a him or is just any spirit.
Altering the very words spoken of Jesus Christ is a bold and overconfident move for any man to make. Especially in considering God’s clear warning found in Revelation 22:18. This is certainly not a biblical aspect of study and personal application any sincere child of God would take lightly. Jesus Christ declared for us valuable spiritual direction and no genuine child of God would desire to amend or stray from the context which He directly spoke.