Over the years, before I started posting here, there was another site(an SBC site), where I would post and find a lot of trouble, because of my views on the KJB. Every year I would post a thread something like this and would be attacked from every corner of the site. I am not allowed on that site any longer, so here is this years observation.
(This is an edited copy of one of my posts to that site.)
I have spoken up against “holy week” observances, as a purely “superstitious” practice, disguised as a religious practice in the past and have been amazed at how many of the “Christians” here, come out of the woodwork to jump down my throat for such sacrilege.
Well the “lenten season” has come around again, but this year I have a new observation to add. The observation is, that almost 99% of these people who will come out in favor of the unbiblical recognition of “good Friday”, are also KJB haters.
Now this has never surprised me, because of the fact that a love of the KJB is usually an indication of a love for the DETAILS of what God’s Word has to say. And any honest detailed look at the Scriptures will point out how truly unbiblical this whole idea of holy week is.
But the new realization that I am adding this year is the fact that these same people who Hate the KJB, will be quick to point out the “so-called mistake”, in Acts 12:4..... “And when he had apprehended him, he put [him] in prison, and delivered [him] to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”
Now for sure, the word “Easter” here, is translated from the same GK word that means “Passover” and people are quick to jump on this as a reason not to read the KJB.
While in the same breath, lifting Easter up as the star in the holy week’s crown.
(You either love Easter or you hate Easter, make up your mind.)
Now as I have said before; Although I do recognize Easter as a special day, I also celebrate easter every Lord’s day. And also I don’t see this translation in Acts 12:4, as the big mistake that others do, for 2 reasons.
➀ First, we aren’t Jews; We are Christians. And the man that had been put into prison in Acts 12, was a Christian who was being persecuted for his faith. Also the vast majority of those who will be reading the English Bible, will be Gentiles, Therefore it seems perfectly natural to set the precedent here, in that regard.
➁ Also, almost 100 years before the KJB used the word Easter in this verse, it had been used in Tyndale’s Bible. And a little over 200 years before the KJB, the Wycliffe Bible(the first English Bible), also used this word in Acts 12.
I remember someone from that other site, telling me in years past that.... “Any Church that didn’t celebrate good Friday, needed to repent”.
And as usual I am saying, that “Any Church that celebrates good Friday or any of those other Catholic holy week observances, needs a new pastor”.