If one follows Swaggart’s ideas to their natural conclusion, one would conclude that one must have Swaggart’s revelation to go along with the Bible in order for it to be understood.And that theorem takes one into the realm of cultic delusion.We believe that this constitutes a "fair use" of the copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. Consequently the work suffers from a lack of scholarship resulting in a number of heretical and strange teachings throughout the commentary. Jimmy Swaggart Ministries has published their own bible, called the Expositor’s Study Bible.Swaggart’s Words in Red To make matters worse, instead of the words of Jesus being in red, Jimmy Swaggarts words are in red.It gives one the impression that Swaggart considers his words to be on a par with those of our Lord Jesus Christ.Consider what that revelation would consist of – a revelation that God’s Word is inaccurate or insufficient in some way. Such a position is an impossible conundrum, for how can God declare that his own Word was deficient?
Now let us consider the implications of Swaggart’s teaching.Jimmy Swaggart claims a special divine revelation of God about the cross and that God has called and ordained Jimmy Swaggart Ministries to bring this new revelation to the world.It should be obvious to any Christian the heretical nature of this teaching and that, if embraced, would bring one to have a lower regard for the Scripture and instead pay more attention to Jimmy Swaggart; the prophet with a new revelation. The following excerpts are from the Swaggart Bible, Romans Chapter 7.It begs the question: How does Jimmy Swaggart know that all of the apostles did not understand the cross of Christ? How is it possible for a man living in the 21 century?There are only two ways: One, he perceived it from reading the writings of these men in the Bible, or two, it was revealed to him by God.Notice of "Fair Use" Copyright Law Section 107: These treatises on Jimmy Swaggart Ministries (JSM) contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Typically biblical commentaries are written and compiled by scholars and theologians, in some cases even a council of such.The Christian Answer Man website is making these articles available in our educational efforts to advance the understanding of Biblical theology as it relates to our criticisms of the teachings of JSM. In the case of the Swaggart Bible, all the commentary is written by Jimmy Swaggart, who is himself a high school dropout.Many people feel this is an intentional arrogant elevation of Swaggart’s comments to make them on a par with scripture.Whether that was intended, only God can judge, but it certainly gives that impression and is an offense against common decency and respect of the Holy Scripture.For example “Cross” is always capitalized, giving the impression that “cross” should be deified.Commentary Added in the Midst of Holy Scripture A disturbing characteristic is that Swaggart has not put his notes on the side or bottom of the page as all other commentaries do, but has placed his comments right in the text itself so that it is impossible to read the Bible without reading his intrusive commentary with every sentence.When you consider Swaggart’s constant claims to hear from God, that God told him this or that, and his oft repeated references to his new revelation from God that gave him “more light than the church has previously known,” one wonders if he actually considers himself on the same level, or even above, one of the original apostles.Combine that with his words in red, and it certainly raises some eyebrows.Below is a page that shows what the Jimmy Swaggart Bible looks like.