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  1. What the Lord showed me, in these two verses this morning! Proverbs 30:5-6 V.5 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. V.6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. -------------------------------------------------- -GOD’S VIEW OF A “PURE BIBLE”- Every word of God [is] pure: (One who’s words, are never changed) -------------------------------------------------- -GOD’S BLESSING UPON THOSE WHO TRUST HIS PURE WORD- he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Because trusting in His Word, is the same as trusting in Him!) -------------------------------------------------- -MAN’S RESPONSIBILITY AT KEEPING THE BIBLE “PURE”- Add thou not unto his words, (Don’t change it’s words:) When a “bible” had it’s words added or removed: It ceases to be God’s Pure Word! -------------------------------------------------- -SOMETHING ALL OF US SHOULD TAKE SERIOUSLY- lest he reprove thee, (Being reproved by the LORD:) -------------------------------------------------- -GOD’S PLAIN DESCRIPTION OF UNTRUSTWORTHY TRANSLATORS- and thou be found a liar. (They are liars, plain and simple!) --------------------------------------------------
  2. Greetings to all, and thanks to each of you for sharing in this discussion. Sorry for the confusion, but the main point of this thread is the issue of being drawn away from the "awe", that we should have for God’s Word! The fact is, because it is “God’s Word”, means that not a single word of it, can be a result of man’s intellect or investigation...... (2 Peter 1:20) “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” ------------------------ Peter, in trying to get this point across, tells us that any information from “any source”, can not be compared to the supernatural reliability of God’s Word: Not even GOD’S VOICE, SPOKEN FROM HEAVEN! ...... (2 Peter 1:16-19) V.16 ¶ For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. V.17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. V.18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. V.19 ¶ We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Even though Peter was an “eyewitness” of God’s voice from heaven, declaring who Jesus was; Peter tells us, that this eyewitness account, “holds less validity” than the words of the Bible! ------------------------ The fact that this is even an issue, on a IFB forum, demonstrates how our attitude about the Bible has been effected by today’s Satanic attacks.
  3. From the very beginning(Genesis 3:1), the target of Satan’s attack has not been on the institution of the Church, but on the Church’s foundation; God’s Word, ... “Yea, hath God said?” The “subtle attack”, that this thread is about is the lie, that Luke was a gentile! On the surface, this may not seem like a very important issue or question; But the door that this opens, is very important. If a Believer is convinced that Luke was a gentile, the door that this opens, is the lie that everything that God used Luke to write, will be influenced by the fact that He is a gentile. ------------------------ The Lord foresaw this lie, therefore he gave us Luke 1:1-4 V.1 ¶ Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, V.2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; V.3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, V.4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. On the surface, this passage seems to support the notion, that the book of Luke, was influenced by Luke’s personal opinions.... “Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word” This appears to be saying, that Luke was going to relay to Theophilus, information that he had acquired by interviews with “eyewitnesses”. But just as with the rest of the entire Bible, you need to dig deeper(pay closer attention), to get the truth about what is being said. Therefore, it becomes clear when you closely study verses 1-4, that Verse 2, is talking about all the secular writings about the Lord and His life that were being written. But then we come to verses 3 & 4. In Luke 1:3, Luke tells us, that what he says in Luke, comes from a “perfect understanding of all things”. By the way, no human being can have “a perfect understanding of all things”! We are all sinners and all of “our opinions” have been tainted by sin! Therefore, where did Luke get this “perfect understanding”. Look at the next 4 words, “from the very first”. These 4 English words, are translated from 1 Greek word(anothen), and in this context, that means “from the LORD”! Other places you find this word is....... "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." (John 3:7) and "Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power [at all] against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin." (John 19:11) ------------------------ Therefore the LORD used Luke to give us GOD’S WORDS, not man’s words! And if we can be convinced that Luke was a Gentile, than this is a subtle attack on God’s Word!
  4. Hello Ukulelemike I found your last posting here very interesting. We can learn lots of lessons from it. It is clear, that Satan is still hard at work, keeping everybody as far away from the true meaning of the “Easter” as he can. But there are some things that bother me about your post. ------------------------ First you said...... “And here I thought most of us disregarded making our primary arguments based on the Greek, since the 'original Greek' doesn't exist......” This is true, but it is “a lie”: The lie, that unbelievers have been feeding us for a little over 100 years now. Although the original autographs do not exist, God’s Word has not been lost: God preserved it in the thousands of “reliable copies” that He saw to it, were kept for us in the “Majority Texts”. These are God’s preserved Word! And they are not “questionable”! God has preserved His Word in Greek and Hebrew and Aramaic! ------------------------ Next you said...... “So I am going to go off the Bible, KJV, period, and make my arguments based therein.” This is a gutsy and bold statement, that I have made myself over the years. But it’s Dangerous, bordering on “double inspiration”. For sure the KJB, is “God’s Word”, but for English speaking people only! Our love for the KJB, must not cause us to go off into error. ------------------------ Next you quoted this other “author”....... “Since the word was used by Luke, the only gentile who wrote some of the New Testament, we can assume he was not speaking of Passover, since he didn't keep Passover, not being a Jew.........” I have some “serious problems” with this statement; And I didn’t see you address them, so I will. (1)First, this assumption, that Luke was a gentile; Is Biblically unsound..... Romans 3:1-2 V.1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision? V.2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. and John 4:22 “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” (2)And secondly(and more importantly), this statement shows a disrespectful attitude toward God’s Word. Luke, was simply a “pen”, used by God to write God’s Word! Although his writing style can be evaluated, because God used words from Luke’s own vocabulary, to write His Word. The words Luke penned, were God’s Words; Therefore the idea that Luke injected his own personal views or prejudices is error. ------------------------ All of us, need to be careful(in these last days), and be dogmatic about our stands and attitudes about God’s Word!
  5. Oh, by the way... In English the word “easter” means.... “From the East!” Even though it may mean something else in another language(some false god). And as we all should know, our Lord is soon going to break the “Eastern sky”! "For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." (Matthew 24:27)
  6. Hello John In your OP, you added.... “but for different reasons.” Well, my reason for believing that Easter is the correct word, rather than “Passover”, is because of who the Bible(and the book of Acts), is aimed at! God(in His wisdom), knew that over the centuries after the English language was established and an English Bible was produced, that mainly Gentiles would be reading it; And that most new Gentile converts would not know what time of year the Passover was being celebrated. Therefore, it makes perfect sense, to translate this word as Easter!
  7. Hello beameup I also dislike the false doctrine of "replacement theology"; But I think it mainly applies to transferring promises God made to Israel, to the Church. As for the idea that "backsliding" is not to be applied to New Testament Saints; I must disagree. If what we see happening in Corinth wasn’t backsliding, I don’t know what it was. Also, we see the end results of being a backsliding Christian, in 1 John 2:28.... "And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming." ------------------------ As always, I have not arrived yet; So I could be wrong. So let me know, if you find a flaw in my logic.
  8. Not respecting God’s Word: Over the years I have come to regard those who don’t see the importance of “sticking to the KJB”, as not having a “proper respect for God’s Word”. Respecting the Bible, is demonstrated by seeing the importance of every “jot and tittle” in God’s Word! I remember year ago, as a young Christian, reading Luke for the first time and coming to Luke 24:39...... “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.” ..... and seeing the significance of Jesus saying “flesh and bones”, instead of the term “flesh and blood”; And I remember, remarking to a co-worker, who was a “preacher boy”, attending a local Bible college, how interesting it was, that Jesus didn’t say “flesh and blood”, because his Glorified Body did not contain any “blood”! I remember this “student of the Bible”, lecturing me, that I was making too big of a deal, out of “these words”! He said... “it doesn’t matter if it says flesh and bones or flesh and blood....” This is a perfect example of “a lack of respect for God’s Word”!
  9. Hello again Ukulelemike You asked..... "So what do you take? Have you tried any natural things?" I do use natural things, with GREAT RESULTS. I have always had a problem with sinus drainage, but when I got about 40 years old, it seem to intensify and I really needed help with some sinus attacks, that could cause me to use an entire box of Kleenx in one day. Then about 15 years ago, my wife and I discovered Myrrh Gum capsules(600 mg), and for me they work better than any pharmaceutical on the market. They can be costly from local shops, but I go to Swanson(on line), and can get a bottle of 120 capsules, for about $5.00. During the worst times of the year(highest pollen count), I might take one every 6 to 8 hours and this controls the problem completely. PRAISE THE LORD. (Their Product #SW1155) Also, for about the last 20 years, I have developed some tendonitis, in my arms and shoulders, that “can” give me some discomfort after laying in bed all night or over use of my arms, etc. About 10 to 15 years ago, I started taking(on and off), Glucosamine, Chondroitinn & MSM,(all in one small pill), that says it will rebuild the cartilage in joints and it seems to be working in my case. I only recently got back on this, after not using it for a few years. But I remember back when I used to suffer from tennis-elbow, that I told my wife that it’s effects were so quick, that it was almost like taking a pain reliever. Recently I have been having some minor knee pain(with my one good knee), and PRAISE THE LORD, this pain is gone. But I believe that it is mostly an answer to prayer. I also get this from Swanson, product number SW1009, for about $8.95 a bottle. Now in the area of Faith, is colloidal silver. You will understand why I call, using this by faith, in a minute. Over 20 year ago, a friend told me about this stuff and how I could make it myself at home. So after reading about it’s use and safety, I started making it and using it as a general antibiotic. Today, you will find a lot about it on the internet, but I can tell you, that it works. After a few years, my wife started using it for urinary track infections etc. and it works great. Today we use it for all kinds of infections and we also use it topically on cuts and rashes and on our pets. It’s great stuff that is almost free. The reason I call this a “faith based medicine”, is because over the years I have probably made 20 (12oz. batches), of this stuff and each time, although I can see(somewhat) the microscopic partials of silver in the water(before they disperse), I always use it by faith: (Asking the LORD to bless it in my body and do the things it is suppose to.) I have come to the conclusion, that it is the Lord that heals us anyway: So everything I take, is with this in mind. This isn’t all, of the medical tricks, that my wife and I have discovered, over the years, but these are three examples. I hope this is a help to everyone.
  10. Hello John81, As I said, I find myself praising the Lord every day, for His great mercy in the area of my health. Throughout the day(almost every day), as I am out and about, I have an occasional pain, in an ankle or my lower back or anywhere in-between. Being a busy person, I am unable to get off my feet or sit down and rest, when these pains come(but must keep going); And praise the Lord, whenever I experience any pain or suffering, He seems to immediately remind me to ask Him to deliver me from it, so I pray about it on-the-go and invariably within just a few minutes the pain is gone!! ------------------------ I know that this may sound “simplistic” and “unbelievable” and maybe even “boastful”: But I do my best, to give the Lord all the glory and credit, as frequently as I can. I am convinced, that if I were to stop praying about these things, that I would be almost unable to move. Truly our LORD answers prayers: and the more we pray, the more He answers. I am also aware of “God’s chastening hand”, upon unrepentant Christians; Therefore to insure my good health, I try to always be quick to repent(1Corinthians 11:31)! I have done(and continue to do), a great deal of study of the subject of “pain” in God’s Word and truly believe that God uses pain, to get our attention. Therefore, I try to be very quick, to respond to even the slightest pain. ------------------------ I seem to be rambling here... But I do believe that what I have said, is covered under Titus 2:1 Have a good evening
  11. I am 59 years old, and for the last 30 years I have been disabled because of surgery that removed part of my left leg. I praise the LORD, every day, for the pain free life that He has blessed me with “all these years” and continues to bless me with today. I have had a section of my prayer list for years, where I have asked the Lord to keep delivering me from pain and suffering, in specific areas of my body. And recently as I have been developing some “age related” twinges of pain, I have been unsure as to exactly what, I should be asking the LORD. A few days ago, I started to reluctantly ask for the Lord to “stop my body from wearing out”: Not doubting that He could do just that, but not being sure that this is how I should be “wording” this request. This morning, I realized that my main issue is “pain”, therefore I should be asking the Lord to deliver me from “the pains of old age”! ------------------------ The reason that this wording is important, is because of Romans 14:23.... “And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” It is important that we “speak in faith” and not in doubt. It is also important that as I take the medications etc., that I take for pain or age related reasons, that I remind the Lord (and myself), that I am not “trusting” in that pill to deliver me from pain, but that I am trusting the Lord to use that pill in my body, to accomplish His will for my life and deliver me from pain and suffering.
  12. This morning, I was studying in 1Peter 5: and came across the word “ensample”, and as usual, I simply read it as “example” and started to move on.... Then I thought that I should make sure, that “ensample” us indeed identical to our word “example”, so I dug into it some more. First of all, I nailed it down that they are identical: But I continued studying this word, when I found that this English word example, was translated from 4 or 5 different Greek words. Then I made a marvelous discovery in 1 Peter 2:21..... “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:” The Greek word used for the English word “example” in this verse, is only found “one time” in the Bible and it has a specific and unique definition in the application of this verse.(I will leave it to you, to discover this application for yourself;) ------------------------ But in this discovery, I realized how VALUABLE it is, for every serious Bible student to have a copy of Strong’s concordance available to them, for situations just like this. Then it came to mind, that this “could be”, a reason to compare other English translations(in my study of the Bible): Maybe..., some other version could actually be more “scholarly” than the KJB. Therefore, even though I am a KJB man(all the way), I went to the internet and looked up, how a few of the most popular modern versions, would state 1Peter 2:21, to see if any of them would give any hint, of the unique quality of the word “example”, found in this verse. I am here to report, that for all the effort that is put into all these other modern translations, it is just a bunch of hooey. We have not been missing ANYTHING, by sticking to our old KJB.
  13. For as long as I have been saved, I have been expecting the Lord’s return..... And as I have studied Scripture about it, I have always questioned, where the United States would be, when the whole world turns against Israel? Seeing as the LORD is the one that is going to be the one to defend Her..... Then came Obama, with his actions of TODAY, that is putting an end of Israel being our close Allie!! Normally this would be looked upon as a “bad thing”; But I see it as a SIGN of the Lord’s very, very, very soon return!  
  14. I was cleaning up my computer today and I found an undated file called, “Why I am a Christian”(a left click of the file says that I wrote it in 2010). After reading it, I thought that it was worth posting here. Why I am a Christian: I started to consider, what I would say if some Christ rejecting egg-headed know-it-all, were to ask me, “why I was a Christian?” What could be said, to explain my decision, that he would understand? The answer that came to mind, was the Bible. “The Bible” has convinced me, that Christianity is the truth! Now we can not expect an unsaved person, to be able to truly understand the Bible...... 1 Corinthians 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.” But I think, that I can explain what it is about the Bible, that has convinced me that it is true. ------------------------------------- Now I know, that the traditional way of proving that the Bible is God’s Word, is by pointing out all the prophecy, that has been fulfilled in it’s pages: But this only applies to the saved person: Our faith in the Bible is increased, when we look at all the thousands of prophecies that have been fulfilled. But when you are dealing with an unsaved person, they will find a way to explain away Bible prophecy, to their own satisfaction. Actually God had given us more understandable evidence, that the Bible is absolutely true, that even an unsaved person could see, if they would only be willing to listen. The evidence, that I am referring to, are the thousands & thousands of “details”, God has giving us in His Word, about every single doctrine and teaching. It blows my mind, how detailed the Bible is. God doesn’t simply give us an instruction or a command and say do it: No; He gives us every detail as to why we should do it and how it will be a blessing to us. In the same way, God does not simply teach us doctrine and tells us to believe it; He also, gives us the details as to why that doctrine is important and how it fits in with every other doctrine in the Bible; With no two doctrines, contradicting one another!?! This fact alone, proves the Bible to be a supernatural book. And all a person has to do, is to be willing to study it or ask someone to explain it to them, and their eyes would be open to how wonderful it is.
  15. In my experience, talking to liberal “professing” Christians who hate the KJB, I have discovered that they also hate dogmatism. (As for why they hate dogmatism, that is anybodies guess;) But the fact that the KJB is recognized as an authoritative copy of God’s Holy Word, it promotes dogmatism among believers and this just seems to drive them up the wall.