Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Crucifixes Are Wrong To Use

Hebrews 9:23-28, It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Jesus only needed to offer Himself as a sacrifice once. This is what is wrong with the Catholic crucifix―they keep Jesus on the cross. In the Catholic mass, participants actually believe they are digesting the literal body and blood of Jesus Christ each time. This is why Mel Gibson's film, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, portrays Jesus being brutally whipped, punched and beaten every step of the way (which no human being could survive). Gibson's movie caters to the Catholic mass, in which they believe Jesus is continually sacrificed again and again. Yet the Bible proclaims that Jesus died ONCE. They call this the doctrine of transubstantiation, which is unscriptural. Jesus is NO longer on the cross.

Also, every crucifix I've ever seen makes Jesus' look decrepit and sickly. Our Lord was a carpenter, and they didn't have power tools back then. Jesus was a strong man, healthy, and not some sissified looking wimp. Catholics have some strange ideas of Christ. Jesus died on the cross, was buried to confirm His death, and then rose miraculously three days later. Christ is alive! Thank the Lord for His mercy, for paying for our many sins with His precious blood. Colossians 1:14, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Jesus is not still on the cross. Catholics have some strange beliefs, one of which is their teaching of Transubstantiation” (the heresy that the wafer and juice in the Eucharist literally turns into Jesus' blood and body in one's stomach). Catholics believe that Jesus is crucified again every time they partake of this sacrament. The crucifix is tied in with this demonic teaching and religious ritual. No Christian should use crucifixes, which is a form of idolatry (Exodus 20:4-5). 

Exodus 20:4-5, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Whose Vineyard Are You Keeping?

Titus 2:3-5, “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

I heard a great sermon clip today from one of my favorite preachers, Pastor Steven L. Anderson. The clip is called, what else, 'Whose Vineyard Are You Keeping?' What a great truth! American society has been destroyed from deliberate social engineering since the 1960's by the Rockefellers. Feminism has ruined tens of millions of homes! From fornication to abortion, feminism is the rot of any culture, which is why many countries block out perverse western culture. Truly, the USA is 'The Great Satan.'

When a women waits on her husband hand and foot, as a servant, she is labeled by secular heathen society as a doormat. Liberals consider her a slave, doing a demeaning job, cooped up like an animal; but when a woman is a servant for complete strangers in a restaurant, she is considered acceptable. I once heard a young woman make the shameful statement: “I'm not waiting on any man hand and foot!” This was a Christian woman who had attended a fundamental Bible college for a couple years, but her heart wasn't right with God, and she had a wrong attitude. She quit Bible college and started working in a night club tavern. Before long she started committing adultery with a professional Hockey player for the Chicago Black Hawks. After having a fling, that wicked man shunned the young woman, who had fallen in love with him, because he didn't want to divorce his wife. So that young woman had a nervous breakdown, eventually getting into illegal drugs and after floating around from one job to another, out of church and a mess, died of a drug overdose. Satan is a beautiful liar young people! The Devil will destroy your life IF YOU LET HIM!

That young lady made several mistakes. First, she never should have quit church. She never should have left Bible college. She never should have went to work in a night club and bar. She never should have allowed a bad attitude to creep into her mind, succumbing to peer pressure. She never should have adopted the world's ungodly attitude that she wasn't going to wait on any man hand and foot. Staying in the Word of God is the only defense you have against all these things! I am warning you young people—This sick, perverse, gender-bending, reprobate, perverse would today will have you turned around backwards if you let them. GET INTO THE KING JAMES BIBLE!!! Think like God thinks by studying His inspired Word. Philippians 2:5, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Little things affect big things. That young woman's small attitude problems led to a gigantic destroyed life! If you think that it is demeaning for a woman to be a keeper at home, in subjection to her own husband, you have a hole big enough in your head to drive a semi truck through! I know what I'm talking about. Little attitude changes can adversely affect your life my friend. You need to memorize the six verses of Psalms chapter 1...
Psalms 1:1-6, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
This world is absolutely filled with ungodly advice. Sin in everywhere! There is no job as important, worthy, honorable and rewarding as being a wife and mother at home! Would to God that all women were married and keepers at home. I am sick of Bob Jones University producing more nurses, who are 40 year old virgins. They are religious and weird! Something is wrong with them, warped by the unbiblical mindset that they need a career instead of a husband and children. Listen young woman, God didn't create you to be a nurse, or a secretary somewhere, God made you to STAND BY YOUR MAN! 

Always Be On Guard

Proverbs 10:1, “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.”

Sin is everywhere! I was playing my steel guitar at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2011 years ago. An attractive middle aged white couple came up and complimented my music. They saw that my neck pain was making it difficult for me to carry my equipment to the hotel where I was staying, so they kindly offered to help. We sat in the hotel lobby for awhile. All of a sudden, right in front of her husband, she started lifting up her skirt to me, asking if we could all go up to my hotel room. I carefully didn't respond, simply looking at her husband, and I pretended I hadn't seen anything. 

I realized later they were swingers, staying at a gay hotel a block north of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel where I was staying. Needless to say that made an impression in my mind. I befriended them with God's love. When they left, I kindly waved goodbye, and saw the man scolding his wife. I had told them I was a Christian at the beginning of our conversation, so I am not sure what he said to her. If I hadn't been living a life of staying right with the Lord, instinctively doing what was right, I would have gladly accepted her invite to commit adultery. Please read our text Bible verse again dear reader, Proverbs 10:1, “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.”

Sin will ALWAYS present itself to you, I don't care who you are. Life is all about making a series of decisions, each and every day. The decisions that we make today will affect tomorrow. Sin is fun, or else people wouldn't do it. What saith the Scripture? Proverbs 20:17, “Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.” I am so glad that I didn't accept her invitation to sin that day in the privacy of my hotel room; but to be honest, there is a sinful part of my soul that wishes I had. If her husband hadn't been present, it might have been a completely different story. I am single, living alone, so I have to be careful and be on guard. We all struggle with sin, in different areas. It all really comes down to how much you love God. It is indeed possible to love the Lord, and yet still commit a horrible sin in your life, simply because your priorities are wrong. Can a man truly love his wife and cheat on her? Yes, it is possible, but he does not have a perfect love for her. His personal character is tainted and corrupt. This television generation is always at the brink of sinning, weak and demoralized by the filth on TV. 

All normal healthy men struggle with sexual sins, which we read about in 1st Peter 2:11, “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;A war is comprised of individual battles. It all starts in the mind! The lusts of the flesh are incredibly powerful temptations, for both men and women (but especially men), and the way to win the war is to prepare for each battle with the inspired Word of God. Memorize helpful Scriptures! Psalms 119:9, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.” Psalms 119:11, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Listen to plenty of fundamental Bible preaching. Surround yourself with Christian friends who desire to think, live and do right at all times! Living right is a yoke of wood, it is frustrating; but succumbing to sin eventually brings a yoke of iron. It may not happen right away, and you may think you are getting away with sin, but judgment day is inevitable (Hebrews 9:27; Hebrews 13:4). No one can escape the judgment of God (Hebrews 4:13; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; Romans 14:10-12). 

Nothing escapes the sight of God (Psalms 139:1-6). Ecclesiastes 8:12-13, “Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.” If you can sin without any conviction from the indwelling Holy Spirit, then you are not saved. 1st John 3:15, “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” I hate the sins that I have committed in my life. I wish I could go back and take the high road instead of the low road. I am thankful for most of the times that I chose the high path. All it takes is five minutes to destroy your entire life!!! Albeit, a person's mistakes do not define who they are.

Moreover, I thank God for the precious blood of Jesus that redeems us as sinners. 1st John 1:7b, “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” Always be on guard against temptation rearing its ugly head. But if you have sinned, “Go and sin no more,” as Jesus told the woman caught in the act of adultery in John chapter eight. John 3:17 says Jesus did not come into the world to condemn anyone, but to save sinners! Amen! The Law of God already condemns the human race because of sin (Galatians 3:10). As with a curious child who needs to touch a hot stove, before learning not to touch things; so also do people need to be burned by sin, to learn not to play with the Devil's fire! We don't hear enough Bible preaching today against sin! That is why the altars are empty in the churches at invitation time. Sin thrills and then it kills. Sin fascinates and then it assassinates. 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Beware Of Greek Study Aids

2nd Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

You have to be careful looking at the Greek study aids and concordances, as many of them have been corrupted. The Roman Catholic Church wrongly defines repentance as:
Catholic Dictionary 
Definition: Voluntary sorrow because it offends God, for having done something wrong, together with the resolve to amend one's conduct by taking the necessary means to avoid the occasions of sin. To repent is to be sorry for sin with self-condemnation. (Etym. Latin repoenitere, to be very sorry, regret intensely.) 
Judas is a perfect example of why the Roman Catholic definition of “repentance” is unbiblical. The Bible says that Judas “repented” (Greek: metamellomaiin, meaning, “to regret”) in Matthew 27:3b. Yet, Jesus said Judas had a devil (John 6:70). Judas didn't repent toward God in faith to be saved; but rather, he felt regret that he got caught for betraying the Lord. Judas merely felt remorse, which is penitence not repentance; and then he tried to return the 30 pieces of silver, which is penance, not repentance. Judas woeful lacked true repentance (to think differently) toward God which brings regeneration (the new birth). Judas brought the 30 pieces of silver back to the Pharisees, but they refused it. Judas cast down the coins on the floor and went and hanged himself (Matthew 27:5). Feeling sorry for one's sins and turning from them is not repentance, and cannot produce salvation.

I have a copy of Dr. William Vine's “Complete Expository Dictionary Of Old And New Testament Words.” The book is co-authored by Dr. Merrill F. Unger and Dr. William White Jr. On page 525 under the topic “Repent, Repentance,” it says:
1. metanoeo... “to perceive afterwards” (meta “, after,” implying change, noeo, “to perceive”; nous, “the mind, the seat of moral reflection”), ... always in the NT, involving a change for the better, an amendment, and always... of “repentance” from sin.
Dr. Vine and his co-writers completely fail to expound the magnificent meaning of the verb metanoeo, which means “to think differently” (verb). The noun form of the word is metanoia and means, “a change of mind.” Since we don't know what the change of mind is toward, we need supplemental information. Acts 20:21 speaks of “REPENTANCE TOWARD GOD.” Thus, repentance is unto a holy God, from whatever hinders a person from coming to the light of the Gospel to be saved (2nd Corinthians 4:4). I dislike Dr. Vine's teaching that repentance means “an amendment” (which means to improve or better in quality). This is the English meaning of the word “repent,” and not the Biblical Greek meaning of the term. 

Amending one's ways is not part of Biblical repentance for salvation. We are saved by believing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, not by repenting; but no man has ever believed who didn't repent. It's like flipping a coin—You cannot turn one side without also turning the other side. This is why the apostle John mentions the words “believe” and “believed” 85 times, but never mentions the word “repent” even once in the Gospel of John. The man who believes has also repented (i.e., changed his mind toward God from whatever it was that had hindered him from coming to Christ previously). For some men like Dr. Stephen Hawking, intellectualism and bitterness hinder them from getting saved. For others, like the Hollywood crowd, their love for sin and wealth hinder them from coming to Jesus Christ. For billions of people, false religion blinds them from the truth of the Gospel, hindering them from being saved. Simply receive Christ's sacrifice on the cross as full payment for your sins, believing that He raised up from the dead three days later, and you are forever saved.

Dr. Jack Hyles 100% correctly and Biblically states concerning repentance:
“Repentance is not some little silly, 'I'm sorry.' Repentance is not simply a fear of God. Repentance is not a monk fasting and afflicting his body in a monastery. Repentance is not remorse because of sin's consequences. Repentance is not penance performed before the pope as you kiss his toe... Repentance is not being sorry for what I've done wrong. It is not confessing one's sins to a priest. It is not just conviction of sin. It is not the signing of a pledge of abstinence. Repentance is that thing when you come before God and see yourself as you are, and see Him as he is, and say with Isaiah 'Woe is me, for I am unclean!'” —Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), a quote from the timeless MP3 sermon, 'THE GOODNESS OF GOD LEADETH TO REPENTANCE!'
Pastor Bob Gray Sr. at the Longview Baptist Temple church in Texas correctly preaches . . .
“Repentance means to change your mind—change your mind—change your mind about how you want to get to Heaven to what God says you've got to do to get to Heaven. If you've got to repent of all your sins, you're still headed for Hell tonight.” —Pastor Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon, 'Why You Should Be A Part Of A Growing Church'
In his excellent book, I NEVER KNEW YOU, Michael Patrick Bowen states . . .
You can live for Christ, you can love Christ, you can serve Him with all your might, time, talent and wealth. You can pray to Him, read your Bible, get water-baptized, join a church, witness to people, and do every wonderful work contained within the realm of Christianity, but if you fail to trust Jesus Christ alone for your salvation, He will “dump” you.
SOURCE: 'I NEVER KNEW YOU' (.pdf), by Michael P. Bowen; by Barbour Books, © 2009; page 77.
'Repentance And Salvation' (doctrinally sound Bible preaching by Pastor Steven L. Anderson)

Misunderstood Repentance

Galatians 3:2, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”

In Dr. Jack Hyle's excellent book, 'Enemies of Soulwinning' in his chapter titled, 'Misunderstood Repentance,' he correctly states:
“So, from what must a person repent in order to be saved? He must repent of that which makes him lost. Since "believing not" makes him lost, 'believing' makes him saved. In repentance there is a turning from the thing that keeps him from being saved to the thing that saves him. So, yes, there is a repentance from unbelief in order to believe. It is simply a change of direction. It means a turning around. You are going away from believing, and you decide to turn around and believe. You change your direction; you change your mind. With your will you believe and rely upon Christ to save you. In order to believe, you have to repent of unbelief. That which makes a man lost must be corrected. Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from chapter 4, titled “Misunderstood Repentance—An Enemy Of Soul Winning,” from the classic book titled, 'ENEMIES OF SOUL WINNING!'
Pastor Danny Castle correctly says:
“You are not saved by repenting, you are saved by your faith in Jesus Christ.” Pastor Danny Castle, a quote from the 2016 sermon titled, “Acting Responsibly.”
I take seriously every word that I type onto the internet, as I realize every word must be accounted for in eternity (Matthew 12:36). I regularly think about articles which I have written, and edit or remove them if the Lord convicts me about anything. I want to be as accurate and honoring in my work for the Lord as possible. All heresy begins by sincere preachers who are misled by other preachers, or who misinterpret the Word of God. By God's grace my intent is to help provide helpful resources for other Christians. That's why I make a fuss over little things. If a preacher is wrong on repentance, he'll be wrong to some degree on everything else too.
“All things truly wicked start from innocence.” ―Ernest Hemingway, Author
There is ONLY one meaning of “repentance” for salvation, which is “a change of mind” (Greek: metanoia). This is the noun form of the word. The verbal form is metanoeo, which means “to think differently”! Mark 1:15b, “Repent ye, and believe the Gospel.” Exegeted, Mark 1:15 literally says, “Think differently and believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and bodily resurrected the third day.”

In contrast, the dictionary defines the word “reform” as, “self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice.” Repentance in the Bible doesn't mean reform. Repentance is just as brother Hyles said—turning toward the Gospel (belief) from whatever was keeping you lost (unbelief)! We are saved by believing the Gospel (Good News) of the Lord Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen. Repentance and belief are so inseparably related that the Bible often simply tells us to “believe.” It is impossible for a person to turn to the Gospel by faith, without at the same time turning away from that which had hindered them previously from coming to Jesus Christ (John 3:20). Thank God for the beauty of His simple plan of salvation!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Some Wicked People Just Don't Care

Acts 28:27, “For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”

I wrote a helpful articles about our text passage, in which I explain that God isn't saying some people cannot be saved; but rather, some people are indifferent, and as they repeatedly hear the truth their heart becomes hardened. That is what has happened to the Bob Jones University (BJU) crowd today. After their founder's graduation to Heaven (Bob Jones, 1883-1968), BJU changed for the worse, going along with the evil Bible-corrupting movement instead of exposing it. Ephesians 5:11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” In an ironic twist, a secular English professor warns about the danger of the new Bible revisions, while today's a so-called “Bible colleges couldn't care less. Talk about indifference!!! It is wickedness! Proverbs 30:5, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” Not just the message is pure,m but EVERY WORD of God is pure!!! 

Faithful preachers (Peter Ruckman, Jack Hyles, Martin DeHaan, Al Lacy, James Sightler, to name but a few) have been WARNING the religious world for the past century, but few have listened to their wisdom. Kindly said, we've got a bunch of educated fools in our Bible colleges and church pulpits today, who have no regard for THE TRUTH. Proverbs 23:9, “Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.” John 15:22, “If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. The Bob Jones crowd have no cloak for their sin, because they have been repeatedly warned. I have warned them as much as anybody, and by God's grace will continue to do so as a true friend does. Fire, fire, the house is on fire! Get out while you still can! Danger, the modern Bible revisions have been corrupted by Satan! Today's Devil's Bibles are set in fire of Hell, get out while you still can! Please don't be deceived, the Devil is a beautiful liar!!! 

Jesus said in John 15:22 that if He had not told them THE TRUTH, then the people under the sound of His voice would not have been guilty; but they were warned, and no longer could they claim ignorance! I guarantee you that when we all stand before God in judgment in eternity, most people (including the Bob Jones crowd) will scamper in desperation looking for excuses. They will claim they didn't know any better. Others will say that followed the professors at some Bible college and try to blame them. Some will dishonestly claim they were deceived and it isn't there fault; but it will be their fault, those who have read my articles and heard my preaching (and the preaching of other men of God). What saith the Scripture? Proverbs 24:12, “If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it?  and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it?  and shall not he render to every man according to his works?” I am not a good Christian in my estimation, and I have many faults, but I have been faithful to PREACH THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD!! These modern revisions are Devil's Bibles!!! 

Satan Was The First To Question The Word Of God

There is no liar like the lying pastor or Bible professor, who teaches that the King James Bible is not inspired. I am tired of hearing doubting preachers say that the King James Bible is “THE BEST Bible. By “best” they mean it is not perfect and has mistakes in it! No dear friend, the inspired King James Bible is the only Bible we have in English today. Thank God, we already have 'THE BOOK THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!' The Devil is the father of all liars (John 8:44), and the evil spiritual force behind the Bible corrupting movement worldwide. Satan knows that the most effective lie is the half-truth, because in part it can be defended with incontestable logic. 

Respectfully, why won't First Baptist Church of Hammond listen? Why don't they care about Bible inspiration? In his awesome sermon titled: 'THE REAL BATTLE,' Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) says: “Bob Jones... they make light on the verbal inspiration!” How tragic it is that just ten years after going to Heaven, that the inspiration of the King James Bible would be MADE LIGHT OF from the very pulpit in which Pastor Hyles championed that great truth!!! Today, the First Baptist Church of Hammond (and consequently Hyles-Anderson College) is a DEAD STICK! They are still going strong soulwinning, and I am humbly proud of them for upholding dress codes at the college from which I so grateful attended and graduated (1985-1993). But it saddens me to know that HAC has gone the way of BJU, making light of Bible inspiration. If inspiration is not a big deal, then why won't they say it? Why won't they just come out and say that THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS INSPIRED? It is you know! 

The three biggest problems that I see in fundamentalism today are complacency, unqualified pastors and indifference! No pastor is qualified to lead who cannot figure out which Holy Bible God authored! Since they all disagree, they cannot all be God's Word. Either Jesus thought it not robbery to be “EQUAL WITH GOD in Philippians 2:6 (as the KJB says), or else He thought equality not A THING TO BE GRASPED” (ESV). I care folks! I care which Bible God authored. I care about the purity of God's Words (and so does He - Psalms 138:2). I care about the clarity and accuracy of the Gospel. The churches are a muck with all sorts of Bible versions and heresies galore nowadays. Somebody needs to take a stand for the Lord. 

Do you know that all the new Bible revisions butcher Psalms 12:6-7, removing God's PROMISE to preserve His PURE WORDS. I am sick of hearing corrupt Baptists say that God inspired His words only in the “original autographs (which no longer exist), and then they say God preserved those words for us today. By leaving off inspiration, they open a Pandora's Box of lending credence to the Alexandrian cult of hundreds of Bible PERversions! What good would verbal inspiration be if at best all we have is a manmade Bible today? Think about that if you will! Here is a helpful article on Bible inspiration. John Wesley (1703-1791) was right: “What one generation tolerates the next will embrace.”

There is nothing more important in this universe than the inspiration of the Word of God. By “inspired” I mean they are God's perfect Words, not the “best translation sinful, mortal, flawed and educated men could muster together. I find NO FAULT in the inspired King James Bible! Psalms 19:7, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.” The modern Bible revisions aren't even reliable, let alone perfect! The new versions have wrongly redefined the meaning of repentance to require changing your life to be saved, which is a false gospel. Only wicked people don't care! I care and so should you about the inspiration of God's Word.

Secular Professor Sees Danger Of Changing Bibles

Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” 

I was doing some research today and ran across an interesting article at Psychology Today. We hear so much downplaying from religious leaders these days concerning all the different revisions of the Bible. The only crowd which genuinely seems to care and love the Bible enough, to make a big fuss over it, is the beloved King James Bible bunch. The only inspired Words of God today in the English language are in the King James Bible! Proverbs 30:5, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”

Secular intellectual historian, English teacher, and expert in 19th century psychology—Professor Christopher Lane—in his article titled: “FAITH ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE(S),” proclaims what many Christians still refuse to admit, that is, “that even minor changes in translation have dramatic implications for the way people view and understand their faith.” Professor Lane says:
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." So runs the celebrated line in Hebrews 11:1, the rationale that underpins so much of the Judeo-Christian tradition. According to that rationale, as the writer of the Epistle puts it, faith is a summation of hope and evidence apparently lies in "things not seen"—in the invisible and ineffable. 
Considering the importance of the line in Hebrews as an anchor to Judeo-Christian belief and faith, it's worth noting—as websites detailing various editions of the Bible underscore—that even minor changes in translation have dramatic implications for the way people view and understand their faith."
SOURCE: 'Faith According to the Bible(s)' | Psychology Today (May 11, 2012)
Again, the controversial “line in Hebrews” that Dr. Lane refers to is Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Professor Lane points out that Bible translators have been changing the Bible from one generation to the next, drastically stating different meanings of what faith is...
“The line I quoted was from the King James version of the Bible, dating from the 17th century and treated as current at least until the end of the 19th. But when the English Revised Version appeared between 1881 and 1885 (with the New Testament appearing before the Old), after an army of scholars labored to render the Hebrew, Greek and Latin Vulgate more reliable than before, the celebrated line in Hebrews appeared quite differently.” SOURCE: ibid
Professor Lane brings attention to a critically important and epidemic problem in churches today, that is, we have so many Bible versions that for anyone to claim that their Bible is perfect and inspired holds no credibility anymore. People are confused. Every time that someone publishes a “new” Bible version and professes it to be God's Word—it is like the boy who cried “wolf” so much that no one in the village believed him anymore. There have been over 400 different versions of the English Bible published since the Authorized Version of 1611 (later called the King James Version) was published. 

Sadly, most people have lost faith in the Bible because of all the contradictions between the umpteen versions. Professor Lane further states in his secular opinion that the Bible is “far from reliable,” because its meaning has been “altered by successive generations of translators, each hoping to put their indelible stamp on it, to cast its ever-changing message as fixed and eternal.” That is exactly why the Devil published a second authority (i.e., the Vaticanus Sinaiticus Greek text published by Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort in 1881), which challenged the veracity of the time-tested King James Bible (which was translated from an entirely different text, the Textus Receptus). Only a fool for a pastor refuses to discern that Satan is behind the publishing of literally HUNDREDS of English Bible revisions since 1881. Consequently, as this secular English professor truthfully points out, the modern revisions are FAR FROM RELIABLE...
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for" became a psychological proposition, as William James made clear in The Will to Believe (1896), even as he defended that stance and worried about faith trying to express itself "in the language of the gaming-table." As James well-knew, the devout understandably want to view their faith as inevitable—as existing beyond chance, contingency and debate.  
Close examination of key passages in the Bible underscores, by contrast, that the book they worship is far from reliable, its meaning altered by successive generations of translators, each hoping to put their indelible stamp on it, to cast its ever-changing message as fixed and eternal.” SOURCE: ibid
It is a sign of these apostate times in which we live, that America's churches have embraced multiple Bible revisions, many eagerly swapping out their beloved King James Bible for another translation every few years. The consequence is a world filled with hundreds of Bible versions—all of which say different things and confuse most people, especially those seeking the truth. The reason why I am so hard in my preaching against the Bob Jones' crowd is because at one time BJU was the citadel of Bible fundamentalism in the world. Today they are an ecumenical nightmare, and Dr. Steve Petite needs to be fired, so they can bring in a genuine man of God who is not a fool.

Having Multiple Versions Discourages Memorizing The Bible

One of the most detrimental consequences of continually changing Bibles is that the motivation to memorize the Words of God is all but completely lost. Who wants to memorize a Bible that's not going to be popular anymore in 5-10 years? I grew up with the King James Bible, it's the ONLY Bible that I use now, and I will die using the King James Bible. I have memorized hundreds of Scriptures which are helpful and precious to me. You couldn't offer me all the wealth, pleasures nor fame in this world to part with my beloved King James Bible. 

Besides, the English literary beauty is unsurpassed in which the King James Bible is written. God knew what He was doing, giving us an English Bible for these Last Days. It's not a coincidence that English is fast-becoming the international language. There will NEVER be another Bible translation for this world until the Lord Jesus Christ returns, other than the preserved and inspired King James Bible. Please read, The Importance Of Thee And Thou

It is tragic that most people don't view the Bible as being special, from God. Most people think of the Bible as a Jewish history book, but it's oh so much more. The Bible came forth from God, every Word. It is “by faith” that faithful Christians today continue to use the reliable and Christ-honoring King James Bible. Beware of the Bible-correcting crowd who think they know more than the 53 scholars who translated the King James Bible. The only reliable English Bible today is the authorized 1611 King James Bible. God's Words have been preserved in the English speaking language of the King James translation. As the King James translators said themselves...
“We never thought from the beginning, that we should need to make a new Translation, nor yet to make of a bad one a good one ... but to make a good one better.” SOURCE: Preface to the King James Bible
As believers are being led astray from the true Word of God—they are falling into heresy, compromise, and even apostasy. The King James Bible is powerful. Listen to the words of Hebrews 4:12 in the King James Bible... “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Don't trade in your double-edge Sword for a plastic knife! Have you been deceived?
“Be on guard against any tampering with the Word, whether disguised as a search for truth, or a scholarly attempt at apparently hidden meanings; and beware of the confusion created by the senseless rash of new versions, translations, editions, and improvements upon the tried and tested Bible of our fathers and grandfathers.” —Pastor M.R. DeHaan, “The Tabernacle,” Pg. 101

Crucifixes Are Wrong To Use

Hebrews 9:23-28,  “ It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly th...