Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Christian, All is in The Hand of the Lord

All is in the hand of the Lord

For many people, the man is the only one that defines his future and paths. For many, all is a matter of pure rationalism, with life looking like a calculator. Get the data, make the calculations and have the result. Obviously, such a mechanistic view of life ignores the Creator and Captain of Life, Who is the One that always has the last word. As Job tells us:
Job 23:13
"But He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever His soul desires, that He does."
And as we read in Proverbs:
Proverbs 21:2
"Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts."
Proverbs 16:1
"The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord."
Proverbs 16:2
"All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits."
Proverbs 19:21
"There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel- that will stand."
Proverbs 16:9
"A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps."
Many may be the roads that are sometimes open before us. Many may be the questions that we may have. What does the Word say? That the Lord, despite our questions, He knows how to direct us. Five times in the above passages from Proverbs, we read that though a man may make many plans and thoughts that seem right in his eyes, at the end is the will of the Lord that will stand. It is the Lord, the Creator and Captain of life, that directs our steps and weights the spirits and the hearts. As Jeremiah tells us:
Jeremiah 10:23
"O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps."
You may think why the so and so thing went this way and not the other. You may also condemn yourself, believing that you didn’t act in the best way concerning something. However, we should not do this. The Captain of life, the One to whom you have trusted your life, has also a word and a will. As it says in Proverbs 24:12:
Proverbs 24:12
"If you say, "Surely we did not know this," Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?"
The Lord keeps our souls, weighs our hearts, and though we may not know, He knows. The Lord knows everything that may trouble us or may have hurt us. Instead of condemning ourselves for past decisions or be stressful for the future ones, let’s open our hearts to Him, trust our way to Him and He certainly knows how to direct us. Going again to Paul’s case we looked at in the past issue (Acts 16), he didn’t have right from the beginning a revelation concerning where he should go and preach the Word. This however doesn’t mean that he stayed somewhere waiting for the revelation. Instead he chose to go to Mysia. But the Lord prevented him. Then he tried to go to Galatia but the Lord prevented him again. Finally he arrived at Troas and there the Lord showed him in a vision that he should go and preach the Word to Macedonia. Paul didn’t stay at his home waiting for the yes or no of God. Nor he condemned himself for the fact that the choices of Mysia and Galatia didn’t work. He made the decision to go there. He knocked the door with honesty and let the Lord to open it or shut it. Many times we may find ourselves in crossroads where we need to make a decision. Let’s make the decision with prayer and pure heart, leaving the Lord to direct our steps. What is most important is not our ability to make decisions or to receive revelations but to completely trust the Lord and He will lead us on the way. Here is what David says:
Psalms 37:3-7
"Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will act. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;"
Let us commit our way to the Lord and He will act. Let’s rest in Him and wait patiently for Him. And as again we read in Romans 8:28
Romans 8:28
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
All things work together for good to those who love God. ALL. Both those who we consider as good and those who we consider as painful. Let’s therefore not be discouraged nor lose our courage. Instead let’s trust in the Lord and He knows how to lead us on the way.
Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."
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To Be Conscious Of Sin Is Good.

To Be Conscious Of Sin Is Good

Much of today’s theology would state that a Christian should not be conscious of sin. Instead, he should walk in an awareness of righteousness. By teaching against this same precious truth the Bible magnifies, the misinformed are not striving against sin, as they need to for spiritual survival. This is especially the case for those who also wrongly think God can’t see their sin anyway and/or that their future sins are already forgiven before they are committed. The same also say Christians are sinners and there are none who are righteous, even the Christians! That is a million miles from true holiness preaching.

A small percentage of the many Scriptures that show a Christian, saved by grace, is to be sin conscious are as follows:

1 Cor 5:6,7 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are.

Mat 6:12-15 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Eph 4:31,32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

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1 Cor 10:13,14 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

Col 3:8,9 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices

James 1:21,22 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

1 Pet 2:1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

Gal 5:19-21 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Pet 2:11,12 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

1 Pet 3:11,12 He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

1 Pet 5:8,9 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

2 Pet 1:5-10 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,

1 Cor 5:11,12 But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat. What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?

Jude 7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

Rev 2:4,5 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

Rev 2:10 Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Rev 3:3,4 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.

Mark 7:20-23 He went on: “What comes out of a man is what makes him ‘unclean.’ For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man ‘unclean.’”

Rev 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.

Rev 22:15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Eph 5:5-7 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.

Rom 6:16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Rom 6:22,23 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Mat 18:6-9 But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come! If your hand or your foot causes you to sincut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

Mat 13:41,42 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Luke 17:1-3 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. So watch yourselves.

Eph 4:26,27 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.

1 Tim 5:22 . . . do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

1 John 5:21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

Mat 5:28,29 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

A Christian is to be conscious of sin and avoid it at every turn. You cannot sin and get away with it. No one ever has! The Christian life is a struggle against sin (Heb. 12:4).

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Winkie Pratney speaks on 'Runaway Prophets' - Jonah

Brethren this video is so very good . Winkie Pratney speaks on 'Runaway Prophets'. He will make you laugh and possibly cry. There are six videos around 8-10 minutes each. I greatly benefit from Winkie's teachings. He is at least in his 70's.   

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

The KJV Only Cult. Part 3

Brethren, Satan loves confusion and such are those who promote the KJV as the only bible. It has blessed countless people who read it and turned to the Savior. It is however, a translation and several newer translations add much to understanding. Warren McGrew

The KJV Only Cult

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A Letter From a KJV Only Cultist

The following letter from a staunch KJV Only proponent reflects how some KJV Onlyites have exalted one's view of the KJV to a salvation issue, which therefore makes it cultic and DANGEROUS! Evangelical Outreach's response follows his.

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KJV Only Cultist Wrote:

First off, I disrespectfully and emphatically disagree with your presentments about the King James Bible and those, like myself, who stand firm in our belief that it alone is the word of God, without error and, thereby, endowed with the absolute authority of Almighty God himself over our lives ... And yes, Dan, I know it is claimed that the Apocrypha was included in the original draft of the KJB 1611, but I'm not necessarily convinced that this was true. For the sake of argument, however, let's suppose for a moment that it is. The addition of these perverted Catholic-backed writings to the 1611 KJB was no more damning to the actual Scriptures themselves than the often errant footnotes found in today's KJB and other bibles. So, what's your point? The Apocrypha clearly was not considered a part of the Canon of Scripture. It was merely inserted between the Old and New Testament, and forty-four years later it was completely removed from the KJB (1655) ... The "messiah" you believe in, Dan, is different from the Lord who holds my soul in His hands .... For me, the Bible issue is a watershed between true and false Christianity, not merely a "disagreement among brethren." Doctrine defines fellowship, and the Bible you use defines doctrine. Can I make myself clearer? If at any time in the past I made reference to you as a "brother in Christ," I must now make a retraction. In consideration of your rejection of the inerrancy and perfection of our English Bible as the word of God, I, however regrettably, cannot extend to you an acknowledgment of Christian relationship. That saddens me, Dan, and I would pray that you would not proceed in the course of apostasy wherein you are heading. I'm inclined to give any man the benefit of the doubt -- even if the doubt is enormous, but your own words have only served to confirm those doubts about your ministry. Let this letter be a warning to you, Dan, for the good of your eternal soul.

Christian Answer To KJV Only Cultist

[Bible Answer from Evangelical Outreach] Greetings in Jesus' name. After reading your letter I have no choice but to sadly conclude that your view of the KJV (which you refer to as KJB) is cultic. You consider me, and others like me, non-Christian based upon our rejection of the KJV as being the only English translation which is the word of God. I noticed that you have no Scripture upon which you base that I'm a Hell-bound person. If you can think of one, please send it to me, but I already know that such is non-existent. You, and some others like you, make wild inaccurate statements about the KJV such as it is without error, but for some reason, when you are confronted with various facts, they bounce off of you as if nothing was said. Let me recommend that you reread my book A Critique of Gail Riplinger's Scholarship and KJV Onlyism.Moreover, have you ever noticed how the KJV renders Acts 5:30? It reads,

"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree."
This translation has Jesus dying [being slew as David slew Goliah], then being hanged on a tree (cross), which is an incredible mistake! Unfortunately, the KJV translators inserted the word slew in a location distorting when and where Jesus died by doing so! [Acts 10:39 is another time the KJV makes that same error!] That KJV mistake [error] is not in reputable modern translations, which you hate and even go so far as to exclude one from being saved, if he uses them as a source of preaching and writing.Regarding the Apocrypha being in the 1611 KJV, there should be no question. This is fact. Dispute it if you want, but that won't change things. Furthermore, in the KJV 1611 translation, there are marginal notes from the New and Old Testaments to the Apocrypha and vice versa. That should convince anyone who is open to truth how those translators felt about the Apocrypha, which contains damnable heresy in it such as cited at Tobit 4:8-10; 12:8,9! Yet these heretical books were actually inserted between the New and Old Testaments in the 1611 KJV.
As to Jesus being Messiah or nor as stated in reputable translations and the KJV, there is no difference! Most disturbing to me is that you would view people like myself, who don't view the KJV as you do, as being unsaved. Not that this shakes me, but that you have now added to Scripture a requirement for salvation which is not found in the Bible. That makes you guilty of preaching another gospel, like the kind mentioned in Gal. 1:8,9.
In closing, it has been to my great disappointment to learn from you, and some others, that there is an aggressive, misinformed and very divisive group of people who have exalted an issue not cited in Scripture as the basis of fellowship, and even salvation itself. You are doing much harm to the body of Christ and especially the new Christian, who desires to learn about God, but can't tolerate the archaic 1611 KJV words, which have changed their meanings over the years! You need to repent of being divisive, among other things.

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KJV Onlyism Is Not Good! Part 2

Brethren, Satan loves confusion and such are those who promote the KJV as the only bible. It has blessed countless people who read it and turned to the Savior. It is however, a translation and several newer translations add much to understanding.  Warren McGrew

KJV Onlyism Is NOT Good

Without a doubt many fine Christians read the King James Version of the Bible. However, some people like KJV Onlyist Gail Riplinger have gone to remarkable extremes in their efforts to exalt the KJV over all other versions of the Bible and have caused division and disunity in the Body of Christ. Such is KJV Onlyism! Some of these same KJV only people believe one is unsaved or some kind of misinformed, inferior Christian if he doesn't use the KJV when preaching and writing! These things should not be, but are! The following brief outline are facts that the KJV Onlyites will probably never tell you:
This Is Why Richard Thomson Is Swept Under The Rug In KJV Onlyism

Fast Facts About The KJV

  1. The 1611 KJV included the Apocrypha, which contained various heresies in it. For example, in Tobit 12:8,9, 1611 KJV we read:
  2. For almes doth deliuer from death, and shall purge away all sinne. Those that exercise almes, and righteousness, shall be filled with life.
  3. The KJV is based on the Textus Receptus, which was formulated by Erasmus and edited by Stephanus and Beza. Erasmus was a Roman Catholic priest, who died a faithful Catholic.
  4. Erasmus dedicated his edition of the Greek New Testament to Pope Leo X.
  5. Erasmus depended mostly upon two twelfth-century manuscripts and had no Greek manuscript which contained the last six verses of the book of Revelation. He translated those verses from the Latin Vulgate into Greek.
  6. Erasmus wrote of Mary as "my salvation" and "my refuge." Furthermore, he wished for "salvation through Jesus, but not without his Mother."
  7. The 1611 KJV translators believed that one should read a variety of translations and not just their own!
  8. The 1611 KJV translators also recognized the importance of a translation that was understandable. For us today, the archaic words in the KJV are a major hindrance in understanding God's eternal message. A few examples are:
  9. almug, algum, chapt, earing, gat, habergeon, hosen, ligure, leasing, maranatha, pate, pilled, rabboni, raca, stacte, trode, wimples, ouches, brigandine, ambassage, occurrent, purtenance, bruit, fray, cracknels, nusings, mufflers, anathema, corban, talitha cumi, aceldama, delectable, wot, trow, sod, grisled, God speed, descry, countervail, concupiscence and swaddling clothes.
  10. Certain English words have changed their meanings since the 1611 KJV was translated and hinders one's comprehension of Scripture:
  11. Did you know that in the King James Version of the Bible the word "advertise" means "tell," "allege" means "prove," and "conversation" means "behavior"? That "communicate" means "share," "take through" means "be anxious," and "prevent" means "precede"? That "meat" is a general term for "food," and "anon" and "by and by" translate Greek words which mean "immediately"?
  12. The present editions of the KJV contain words for mythical non-existent animals. For example: unicorn(s) and satyr. See Num. 23:22; 24:8; Dt. 33:17; Job 39:9,10; Psa. 22:21; 29:6; 92:10; Isa. 34:7,14.
  13. Staunch Calvinist Theodore Beza was one of the editors of the Textus Receptus. The KJV translators had his changes, which included "If they shall fall away" in Heb. 6:6. Such a misrendering helps to preserve Calvinism's perseverance of the saints. Adam Clarke's commentary shows the errors of that as being: (a) the word "If" was unjustly inserted and (b) the tense is aorist, meaning it should be translated in the past tense, "HAVE fallen away." Another distortion occurred at Heb. 10:38!
  14. The final critic who went over the whole KJV as editor was Dr. Miles Smith, who was a Calvinist.

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    Drunkard Richard Thomson, a KJV Translator

  16. Richard Thomson was one of the translators of the 1611 KJV. He was a known drunkard, who was never removed from the translating committee.
  17. Few KJV Onlyites seem to realize that the 1611 KJV was not the first English Bible, neither is the 1611 edition of the KJV the most common edition used in our day.
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King James Only, Leads to Confusion. Part 1

KJB Word Omissions

But did you know the KJV has important omissions also? Consider Jude 25:
"To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen" (NIV).
"To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen" (KJV).
Comment: Please note that the KJV left out the words, "through Jesus Christ our Lord." If I were to turn the tables on your camp, I could say from Jude 25 (and also John 14:14 which we'll soon examine) that the KJV must be part of a New Age conspiracy or that the KJV's Textus Receptus (TR) is corrupted and contaminated since it conceals the mediatorship (and deity) of the Lord Jesus Christ! But to argue in this fashion would be extreme and unfair, even though many who hold to your position apparently don't think so!
But what about John 14:14? Jesus taught:
"You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it" (NIV).
"If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it" (KJV).
Comment: Similar to Jude 25, this passage seems to omit a word in reference to the Lord Jesus which would bring Him glory and honor and even suggest His deity. (Please note the KJV does not footnote these omitted words, unlike the NIV!) Why is this important word omitted in the KJV? One might be wondering: "Should we pray to Jesus Christ as well as praying through Him to the Father?" Clearly, first-century Christians did both. Regarding the former, Stephen, who was filled with the Holy Spirit, prayed directly to Jesus, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit" (Acts 7:59).
This is a good point to make with the Jehovah's Witnesses who deny the Lord's deity. (By the way, the Hagin-Copeland crowd likewise denies praying directly to Jesus.)

The KJV Is Wrong

Another similar problem for the KJV Only camp, which exalts the TR, comes from a comparison between the KJV and Young's Literal, which were both based on the TR! Acts 16:17 reads:
"The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation" (KJV).
". . . who declare to us a way of salvation" (Young's Literal).
Comment: The KJV (and the NIV) are both wrong according to the actual Greek rendering! The Greek does not have the definite article which would yield "the way of salvation." Young's Literal translation is exactly as its name indicates -- a literal Greek to English rendering of this verse based on the TR -- "a way of salvation." This rendering is much more consistent with the immediate context where we see a demon speaking through a girl describing Paul's message to the people. Demons want us to believe that there are multiple ways to God, Jesus just being one of the many ways. John 14:6 shows how narrow the road is. See also Matt. 7:13,14.
In response to the definite article being unjustly added or omitted, Dr. Robert Young wrote in the preface to the revised edition of his translation of the Bible:
"For example, in Mat. 2. 4, Herod is represented as enquiring "where Christ" should be born. But "Christ" is the surname of the man Jesus, who was quite unknown to Herod, who could not consequently ask for a person of whose existence he was ignorant. The true explanation is, that King James' Translators omitted the definite article which occurs in the original. The correct translation is, where "the Christ" should be born. Herod knew of "the Christ," the Messiah, the long promised Saviour and King of the Jews, and his enquiry was, where He was to be born, whose kingdom was to be over all. The simple article clears up the whole. There are about two thousand instances in the New Testament where these translators have thus omitted all notice of the definite article, not to say anything of the great number of passages where they have inserted it, though not in the original" [bold emphasis not in original].
Also note Jn. 3:16 in Youngs, regarding the continuous tense for believe:
"For God did so love the world, that His son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during."
This translation, with the verb tenses, opens up the clear meanings of Scripture, hidden to people who only read the KJV.
Again, regarding the superiority of the TR, please know there are other English translations based upon it such as the New King James and Young's Literal translation which was just cited. But they do not have the archaic English words that the KJV does, as previously cited. Hence, these other versions greatly enhance the reader's ability to comprehend the Word of God! How can you justly reject these English versions if you are arguing from the point of view of the superiority of the TR?

The Apocrypha

We have a reprint copy of the 1611 KJV translation. Notice the following verses cited exactly as seen there:
"Betooke themselues vnto praier, and besought him that the sinne committed, might wholy bee put out of remembrance. Besides, that noble Iudas exhorted the people to keep themselues from sinne. Forsomuch as they saw before their eyes the things that came to passe, for the sinne of those y were slaine. . . . And also in that he perceiued that there was great fauour layed vp for those that died godly. (It was an holy, and good thought) wherupon he made a reconciliation for the dead, that they might be deliuered from sinne" (II Maccabees 12:42,45).
(Can you justify putting the Apocrypha next to Scripture, as the 1611 KJV edition did? How many do you think were deceived into thinking Purgatory exists based on this obvious 1611 KJV error?)
Another verse from the 1611 edition of the KJV is Rev 21:8. Please note how hard it is to read:
"But the feareful, and vnbeleeuing, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all lyars, shall haue their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death."
In our personal library, we have a book written by Ralph Earle titled, Word Meanings in the New Testament, published by Baker Book House. He comments on the words "now full" as used in Mark 4:37 of the KJV:
"The Greek does not have the aorist tense, suggesting completed action (see the Blass-Debrunner Grammar), but the present infinitive of continuing action. So a better translation is 'already filling up' (NASB) or 'nearly swamped' (NIV). If the boat had been 'now full' (KJV), it would have been at the bottom of the lake!" (p. 37).
Earle also comments on the KJV rendering in Romans 8:16 of "itself" (on page 179):
"The KJV reads: 'The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.' The RSV changes 'itself' to 'himself.'
Orthodox Christianity has always held to the deity of Jesus Christ and the personality of the Holy Spirit. Modern liberalism has frequently denied both. The KJV rendering here would seem to deny the personality of the Holy Spirit, calling Him an 'it.' Even if one is reading the KJV in the pulpit he should always change 'itself' to 'himself.' By doing so we affirm our faith in the Holy Spirit, not as an impersonal influence, but as a living Person who dwells in our hearts.
The question may well be raised: Why does the KJV use 'it' in referring to the Spirit? The simple answer is that the Greek word for 'spirit,' pneuma, is neuter. Hence it is necessary for grammatical reasons that the pronoun referring back to a neuter noun as its antecedent should also be neuter in form. But not in meaning! This is just one of many examples of an accidental disharmony in the grammatical usages of two different languages. As every student of foreign languages knows, the precise distinction between masculine, feminine, and neuter to which we are accustomed in English is little known outside our language. We have to translate the thought, not just the mechanical form of the word. Paul believed in the personality of the Holy Spirit! This very verse is the declaration of a personal function: The Spirit witnesses" (p. 179) [emphasis ours].

The Holy Spirit ITSELF

I have a ministry which includes reaching out to the Jehovah's Witnesses. They use the KJV against true Christians because it erroneously states, as already cited, in Rom. 8:16 (and 8:26) that the Holy Spirit is "itself" instead of "himself." They claim the Holy Spirit is an impersonal force and use the KJV to support this in their argumentation against the Trinity! Hence,this mistranslation in the KJV has helped to promote this heresy. This is fact, not mere conjecture!
Finally, Earle comments on the words "Father, Word and Holy Ghost" in 1 John 5:7:
"Anyone who uses a recent scholarly version of the NT will see that these words on the Trinity are not in verse 7. This is because they have no basis in the Greek text. Under Roman Catholic pressure, Erasmus inserted them from the Latin Vulgate. They are not a part of the inspired Bible" (p. 452, emphasis ours).


Who was this (Desiderius) Erasmus to whom we just referred?
"Erasmus, Desiderius (c. 1466-1536), . . . Augustinian Monk from 1486 to 1491" (Wycliffe Biographical Dictionary of the Church, Elgin Moyer, Moody Press, 1982, page 133) [emphasis ours].
Even more descriptive of Erasmus is the following:
"Why does it not point out that Erasmus, unlike Luther and Calvin, never left the Roman Catholic church?" (The King James Version Debate: A Plea For Realism, D. A. Carson, 1979, Baker Book House, p. 74) [emphasis ours].
The Mormons are also KJV onlyites. It serves their purpose to exalt the Book of Mormon (BOM). In the book of Acts, there are three accounts of the Apostle Paul's conversion experience. Seemingly, as it is worded in the KJV, there are contradictions between these accounts of his salvation experience (Acts 9:7 cf. 22:9). They use this seeming contradiction (which really is no contradiction at all) to discredit the Bible in their indirect attempt to exalt the Book of Mormon! So again, the KJV's obscured wording has been a snare to some.
So, as you can see there are multiple problems which you cannot Scripturally and adequately resolve with your KJV only view. This is an incredibly divisive issue in the body of Christ today. Some of the few people we encountered who know that eternal security (or perseverance of the saints) is a "license for immorality" and are willing to stand against it, let themselves be unsettled over this issue, to the great detriment of God's kingdom. This should not be!
I have also heard it stated that an advocate of the modern English translations of the Bible, during a debate format on TV, was rendered physically incapable of speaking when given the opportunity to present his case. This event has been used by some coming from your view to "prove" that the KJV is the only reliable English translation available. This, however, can certainly not be proved by such! Please ponder the following Scripture:
"I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, though they are a rebellious house" (Ezekiel 3:26).
Note: Ezekiel had the truth, yet he was physically incapacitated at that moment to verbally proclaim it! His incapacity for the moment must not be construed to mean he was speaking wrongly or did not know the truth.
Please know we feel we were forced to defend our position about the KJV which stems primarily from a strong desire to comprehend the Word of God through the use of reliable translations of the Bible. This letter should be enough to convince you that the KJV Only position, which seems to be of ultimate importance to many people, is based on inconsistency, ignoring the facts and jumping to unprovable conclusions! Unfortunately, besides hindering many from properly comprehending the Word of God to their own spiritual harm, more divisions in the already severely fragmented Body have resulted over this issue.
God bless you....

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Do the Righteous Have Nightmares?

March 29, 2015

Nightmares do occur sometimes! Do they imply that person is wicked? NEVER! Job, the most righteous man on the planet in his day, had nightmares when he was being tested (Job 7:14).
The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is another way to prove there are different degrees of sin. God destroyed them for their sexual immorality and perversion (Jude 7), but not other sinful towns!
It is a dangerous myth to believe God won’t ever forsake you or turn away from you over sin:
But GOD TURNED AWAY and gave them over to the worship of the heavenly bodies. (Acts 7:42)
God changes the climate, at times, for the worse because of SIN:
He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground, and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there. (Psa 107:33,34)

Do you love scripture? If so, you should have GREAT PEACE:
GREAT PEACE have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. (Psa 119:165)

This is how you can have your JOY COMPLETE:
If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. (John 15:10,11)

Here is the one and only formula for rest for your soul:
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Mat 11:28,29)
Jesus taught “come to me.” The Catholic church opposes that and teaches go to Mary to get to Jesus!
Never forget that God is love, but can be provoked to great anger and wrath! Fear him always. Nahum 1:2 is a verse too few know!
The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath againsthis enemies.

More proof that Jesus is NOT the Father:
I [Jesus] am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. (John 15:1)
QUESTION: Is the true vine the gardener or the gardener the true vine?
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Will You Stand Up in the Confidence of The Lord?

Will you stand up?

Starting from II Samuel 23:8 the Word of God gives us the names of the mighty men of David. Two of them were Eleazar and Shammah, and about them we read in the Scripture:
II Samuel 23:9-12 
And after him [Josheb-Basshebeth, see verse 8] was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle, and the men of Israel had retreated. He arose and attacked the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand stuck to the sword. The LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to plunder. And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. Then the people fled from the Philistines. But he took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. And the LORD brought about a great victory.
“He arose” is said for Eleazar and “he took his stand” is written for Shammah. While God’s people were fleeing in the view of their enemies, these two men, each one on a different occasion, stood up and as the Word says: “THE LORD BROUGHT A GREAT VICTORY”. Once one of His people made the decision to stand up against the enemy, the Lord brought a great victory! It was not a question whether He would bring the victory or not. He would certainly bring it! But He needed one, at least one, of His people to stand up against the enemy. Once this happened, and somebody took a stand, the Lord brought the victory!
God looks around for people who will resist the enemy. For warriors that will take a stand for Him and will trust Him, regardless of the situation. Our enemy is not a Philistine but the devil and here is what the Word of God tells to us, His people:
James 4:7 
I Peter 5:8-9 
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”
And again in Ephesians 6:10-18
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to WITHSTAND IN THE EVIL DAY, and having done all, to STANDSTAND THEREFORE, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints”
We too have an enemy, the devil, and we too will make him to flee if we submit to God and RESIST him. As I John 4:4 says:
I John 4:4 
“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
The victory of Israel was not brought because of the power of Eleazar and Shammah. These were people like anybody else. But they made a difference by taking a stand, trusting their God when everybody else fled. Because they did this God brought a great victory. Making the devil to flee is not a matter of our power and abilities. It is not WE, by ourselves, that are greater than the devil but He that is in us! It is He that gives us the victory! But we have to submit to Him and resist the enemy! And here is what God promises to those who do it:
Romans 16:19-20
“For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Who I am in Christ and Who I am Outside of Christ.

Brethren, the following verses are precious! Yet, a warning accompanies them. Both Jesus and His apostles warn us that we can lose these promises. If you have fallen away, you must repent and start obeying what Jesus and the apostles taught. Countless multitudes are sinning the sins we see keep us out of the Kingdom of God, and all the while believing they are going to heaven. The scriptures do not teach this. False teachers, do.

  • Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 6:9Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
  • Jesus tells us in Revelation 21:5And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”6Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. 7“He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. 8But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Who I am in Christ

I am accepted

(John 1:12)
I am God's child.
(John 15:15)
As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ.
(Romans 5:1)
I have been justified.
(1 Corinthians 6:17)
I am united with the Lord, and I am one with him in spirit.
(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
I have been bought with a price, and I belong to God.
(1 Corinthians 12:27)
I am a member of Christ's body.
(Ephesians 1:3-8)
I have been chosen by God and adopted as his child.
(Colossians 1:13-14)
I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.
(Colossians 2:9-10)
I am complete in Christ.
(Hebrews 4:14-16)
I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.

I am secure

(Romans 8:1-2)
I am free from condemnation.
(Romans 8:28)
I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.
(Romans 8:31-39)
I am free from any condemnation brought against me, and I cannot be separated from the love of God.
(2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
I have been established, anointed, and sealed by God.
(Colossians 3:1-4)
I am hidden with Christ in God.
(Philippians 1:6)
I am confident that God will complete the good work he started in me.
(Philippians 3:20)
I am a citizen of Heaven.
(2 Timothy 1:7)
I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.
(1 John 5:18)
I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me.

I am significant

(1 John 15:5)
I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of his life.
(John 15:16)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
(1 Corinthians 3:16)
I am God's temple.
(2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
(Ephesians 2:6)
I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.
(Ephesians 2:10)
I am God's workmanship.
(Ephesians 3:12)
I may approach God with freedom and confidence.
(Philippians 4:13)
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.