Thursday, December 31, 2020

Jesus Was Not A Good Looking Man

Isaiah 53:1-5, Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

I heard a wonderful sermon today by one of my favorite preachers, Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr., titled: “The Other Side Of Being Dissed.” Jesus was despised and rejected by men—a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. What he is in essence saying is that you would be able to tell the coming Messiah by virtue of the fact that He would be rejected by men. Jesus was rejected by men. The very Son of God came in human form and was rejected. John 1:10-11, “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Jesus was not a good looking man. Isaiah 53:2, For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. We have all seen the popular paintings of Jesus, portraying Him like a Hollywood hunk, but the Bible teaches in Isaiah 53:2 that Jesus had no beauty. He was a plain ordinary man who didn't stand out in a crowd. I am encouraged by that fact, knowing that my dear Savior was a normal guy, who wasn't handsome and some Elvis Presley type character. We don't know what Jesus looked like, but we do know that he lacked beauty.

Jesus wasn't considered an attractive handsome man. Jesus was a plain man. I love that! I can relate to that. I lost my hair at age 25! I lost my good health at age 37, having chronic neck pain ever since. I am 53 now. It took several years for me to accept the reality that I would suffer in neck pain for the rest of my earthly life. That fact was very difficult for me to come to grips with, but in 2011 I found a certain level a peace in just accepting the fact that I was not going to heal. That makes God promises of a new glorified body much more precious in Philippians 3:21, “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.Whenever I start to feel sorry for myself, and have a pity party, I go watch this video and begin to praise God for the remaining health that I do have. Praise God!

In our American society, many people have a warped idea of reality—if we don't have a great paying steady career, a big home, an attractive fun-loving spouse, a lucrative retirement plan, perfect health, a thriving social life, and all the toys that Americans are spoiled with—we feel like a failure! What saith the Scripture? Luke 12:15, “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.You cannot buy or find happiness dear reader!

Jesus knew the feeling of rejection. When you are rejected by men, it is a sign and indication from God that He has something special for you in your life. ...

The Other Side Of Being Dissed (Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.)

It is God's will for every believer to suffer persecution. You read right! ...

2nd Timothy 3:12-17, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

God wants every believer to live godly in Christ Jesus! The Bible says that evil men and deceiver will get worse and worse (and they sure have in the 21st century). Let's break down 2nd Timothy 3:12-17 into some principles we can live by:

  1. If you live godly for Jesus you will be rejected and persecuted.
  2. The persecution will increasingly get worse and worse as wicked people worsen.
  3. Deception and false prophets will increase.
  4. The Bible says to continue abiding in the Scriptures, living for Jesus Christ.
  5. The Scriptures make us wise.
  6. All Scripture (every word - Matthew 4:4) is the inspired infallible Word of God.
  7. The Holy Scriptures will make us complete.

Rejection is a sign that God doesn't want us to fit in. Suffering is an inherent part of the faithful Christian life. God intended for us to suffer for our faith. Please read my helpful article titled: THE CALL TO SUFFER.” I wrote this article based on an eye-opening MP3 sermon by Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold of the same title: “THE CALL TO SUFFER.” This is an amazing sermon, and a truth that few preachers preach, and very few believers understand. We are as much called to suffer for Christ, as anything else in the Christian life. Suffering is not optional dear reader, it is the norm for a Christian who is living for Jesus! 

To the glory of God, I have been persecuted on every job I ever worked as a Christian. I have had hammers thrown at me, been spit upon, cursed, harassed, abused, mistreated, lied about, had equipment sabotaged, slandered, ganged up on by the group psychologically, ostracized, booze bottles put in my tool box, naked centerfolds of women posted in my locker, work uniforms stolen, and came home crying more times than I can remember from being tired of it all. I was hated for simply being a Christian. When you are a Christian, the whole world is waiting for you to fall. Since there are no perfect Christians, we are always open game for ungodly critics who hate Jesus (John 7:7; 15:19). 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Sawn Asunder For Their Christian Faith

Hebrews 11:36-40, And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Illustration by Lucas Cranach the Elder of St. Simon sawn in two.
It is very easy to get into a habit of mechanically reading the Bible. Since we are taught and encouraged by pastors (a good pastor at least) to read the Bible every day, it could become easy to just go through the routine, without really paying attention to what we are reading. Jesus exhorts us in John 5:39b to “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES.” The Greek word for search here is, ereunao, which means “to inquire, seek, investigate.” This is much more than merely reading the Holy Bible. 

Take a close look at the creepy illustration to the right. Wow! Folks, the Bible says in Hebrews 11:37 that Christians throughout history have been “SAWN ASUNDER for their faith! Good night in the morning that is scary! I cannot even grasp such a horrific act of inhumanity toward any human being, let along a God-fearing saint for merely having faith in God to preach the Gospel. 

In the Bible we see saints being horribly persecuted for their soulwinning. Acts 5:40-42, “And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.In Acts 12:2 Herod beheaded the Apostle James, who was the Apostle John's brother. All of the apostles, except John who was exiled to the isle of Patmos, were martyred. Here is the “Foxe's Book Of Martyrs” (1563 edition).

In the United States today we are seeing increasing persecution against soulwinning churches and Christians. Due to horrible ACLU lawsuits, local authorities are removing public nativity scenes. We are destroying ourselves! Sheriffs are going to children's homes, to warn mothers not to put Bible verses in their child's lunchbox to share at school. Why should God bless such a wicked nation? Yet, we really cannot say we are persecuted in America, as compared to what other saints are suffered elsewhere in the world today for their faith. In many countries today Christians are still being killed for their faith. Since 2015, over 11,500 Christians have been murdered in Nigeria. We have much to be thankful for in America, and even more reason to be very concerned over the wrong direction our society is headed.

Despite being warned by the government not to preach the Gospel, the early Christians rebelled, obeying God rather than men. Acts 5:29, “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” What saith the Scripture? ...
2nd Timothy 3:11-15, “Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
The Apostle Paul exhorts young Timothy that despite any persecutions he has suffered, to CONTINUE in the Bible truths he has learned. The King James Bible is increasingly being demonized by liberals, atheists and the LGBTQ community as “hate speech. God is not for sale dear friend! You cannot force God to adopt man's corrupt views. Romans 1:25 tells us that ungodly people will corrupt the truth of God into a lie. That is what is happening with the Devil's new Bible revisions. We are very blessed to live in a free country. However, if we continue to legalize sin, incrementally we will lose God's blessings and our liberties...

We are blessed to live in a free nation. And yet, we are enslaved in many ways to a two-party political dictatorship in America. You've got a choice of the Donkey or the Elephant, but the ungodly New World Order continues either way! The Federal Reserve System (i.e., the central bank) is nothing less than 100% criminal fraud. So Americans are slaves while we are free! There is an illusion in America of freedom, while we work our entire lives to pay off a steep mortgage loan to the central banks. Americans are in debt for tens of trillions of dollars to the central banks. Proverbs 22:7, “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.I hope you will watch the preceding truthful documentary, and you'll understand what I am talking about, if you don't already. The video explains why our U.S. economy is failing. You won't learn this in any university today.

Beware Of The Devil's Modern Bible Revisions

The Bible tells us that Christians throughout history have been tortured, even sawn asunder! That is a far cry from the health, wealth and prosperity garbage that we hear coming from the Charismatic movement. Jesus exhorts us in John 5:39b to “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES.” I encourage you dear reader to investigate the Scriptures as Jesus commanded. But please make sure you have the Scriptures! Please avoid all of the modern Bible revisions. They are a theological nightmare of omissions, additions and horrible blatant unscholarly changes. I made this helpful video in 2018 titled: “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES,” exposing the Devil's Bible revisions. Please use only the tested, tried and true King James Bible!!!

I found an intriguing article authored by Dr. Christopher Lane, at Psychology Today. I am thankful that Dr. Lane wrote this article, from a secular professional psychologist's point of view. People tend to ignore preachers these days, for various reasons. This man works in the secular field, and yet he clearly sees a big problem with the modern Bible versions. By making even small changes to the text, it drastically affects the meaning. It frustrates me as a Christian believer that a secular psychologist can clearly recognize the problem of having umpteen Bible versions, while over 95% of pastors today couldn't care less and are PART OF THE PROBLEM!

We Should Fear God, Not Man

Christians in America today don't even have a clue as to what persecution really means. I can't even imagine being sawn to death, and hope I never do! But regardless of what people do to each other, they cannot take our soul. Amen! Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” This Scripture plainly reveals that people in Hell have a body of some sort. It will have to be a special body, able to withstand thousands of degrees. 

The Bible teaches that Hell is a literal place that burns with fire and brimstone (Revelation 21:8). Brimstone is lava, like what we see coming out of volcanoes. The temperature of lava flow is usually about 700° to 1,250° Celsius, which is approximately 2,000° Fahrenheit. That's hot!!! The Bible describes Hell as a place of fire, smoke, brimstone and eternal torment (Revelation 14:11). I feel sorry for the people who reject these Bible truths. Thank God for the inspired, accurate and infallible King James Bible!!! We have THE TRUTH today.

Monday, December 28, 2020

You Know You're A Baptist When The Bible Is The Boss

Matthew 5:18, “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Mark 13:31, “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.”

I was listening to an interview today on YouTube with Pastors' Roger Jimenez and Aaron Thompson. The topic was “Politics, Patriotism And The Bible. Something that Pastor Jimenez said caught my attention, and prompted me to write this article. He said: You know you're a Baptist when the Bible is the Boss! I like that! I say it a bit different: “I am as narrow minded as the Bible!” Still another way of saying it is: “God said it, that settles it!” There used to be a popular religious bumper sticker that read: “God said it, I believe it, that settles it!” No, God said it, and it doesn't matter whether you believe it or not, THAT SETTLES IT! Put still another way: “There is no controversy if you believe the Bible!” I love these wise sayings.

I am writing this blog as I listen to the interesting interview. I love Pastor Roger Jimenez and am a big fan of his Bible preaching. God is not a means to an end, God is the end! The Bible is not a means to the end, the Bible is the end! We are seeing horrible sinful compromise today across America. As Dr. Bob Jones Sr. wisely said: “It is never right to do wrong, in order to get a chance to do right!” Many Christians are compromising their convictions to support President Donald Trump. Politics can become a big distraction to Christians! Our focus ought to be soulwinning and serving God, not getting caught up into politics. What very few Christians understand is that U.S. Presidents aren't elected, they are selected! Our nation's government was hijacked by Freemasons centuries ago! In fact, they founded our nation.

America has a secret destiny dear friend, which is a New World Order. Satan is the god of this world (2nd Corinthians 4:4). The Lord God is ultimately in control, Who has a sovereign plan for the universe. Psalms 47:8, “God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.” During the Tribulation period, the Lord will raise up Gentile nations against Israel, and then He will utterly destroy those wicked nations at His Second Coming! Yes, that is deep thinking, but it is Biblical. Zechariah 14:2-3, “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.  Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.This will be the glorious Battle Of Armageddon! The Lord Jesus Christ is physically coming back dear friend, and He is angry, and He is going to clean house, and then reign for 1,000 years from Jerusalem!!! Please understand that modern-day Israel (since 1948) is manmade, a fraud, not the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Hosea 3:4-5 teaches that true Israel will be restored when the Israelites repent toward God, at Christ's Second Coming. 

The Devil always wants you to fight the wrong battle. The Devil wants you to fight over whether homosexuals should be permitted legally to get married. But that is not the issue! The issue is that homosexuality is a sin which God forbids (Leviticus 20:13). The Devil wants you to fight over whether women should be permitted legally to have abortions. But that is not the issue! The issue is that abortion is a sin which God forbids (Exodus 20:13). Abortion is nothing less than first-degree premeditated murder! Abortion does not make a woman UN-pregnant, it makes her the mother of a dead baby! Ephesians 6:10-18 teaches that our battle as believers is spiritual, not of the flesh. Our seven weapons are: truth, faith, Gospel, salvation, prayer, righteousness and the Word of God. I don't see politics in the list! I don't see pursuing a career in the list! I don't see money in the list! Yet, our Bible colleges and churches today are infatuated with these carnal things. The Devil has us fighting the wrong battles, using the wrong weapons, and we're losing the real Bible for souls.

The King James Bible is our final and only authority in all matters of faith, doctrine and morals. Most Christians will be voting for Donald Trump, merely because they don't want Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in office. But should we even vote for Mr. Trump? Most Christians are horrified by the thought of Democrats being in control. Even if Mr. Trump wins re-election (and I have no doubt that he will next week), in four years we WILL have another Democrat President. Dear reader, you are being deceived. You are being played. Mr. Trump is 100% pro-homosexual. No Christian ought to vote for him. This is what Pastor Jimenez means by “compromise.” It is never right to do wrong, period! No Christian should vote for a candidate who supports homosexual rights in the workplace. 

We live in a Godless society today, in which sin is not considered wrong anymore. Proverbs 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” The occult Masonic powers lurking behind the scenes, which control Washington D.C. politics and the newsmedia, have historically deceived the churches by having Republican candidates exploit them during elections. I am leery that Mr. Trump claimed to have become a Christian during the 2016 election. How convenient! That was all it took to gain the support of Christian America!

The sad truth is that President Trump, if reelected, will likely take our nation to war, and the churches will back him up 100%. I actually heard Pastor Robert Jeffress (pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas) say on Fox News that he would vote for an atheist U.S. President who is against abortion. The Devil knows that, and uses such sinful compromising to deceive Christians to vote for the most ungodly of politicians. Christians are so gullible that they'll vote for any devil who is SAYS he is against abortion. Mr. Trump is a refreshing change from his rhetorical predecessors. However, despite President Trump's admirable efforts, abortion is not going away! Same-sex marriage is here to stay! Churches in Virginia are now required to hire homosexuals or face prosecution. Proverbs 14:32, “The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

I love the Old Testament book of Proverbs. I do not claim to be a wise man, but I know where to find wisdom—in the inspired Word of God. By the way, please only use the King James Bible, because all of the modern revisions have been corrupted by the Devil. A man is only as “wise as he fears God and keeps His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Proverbs 22:11, “He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.” I love that! Are you pure of heart friend? Pure of heart simply means that you genuinely care about God, truth and people. I expose the modern Bible revisions because they are all corrupt. Anyone who is pure of heart can see that the Devil is behind the modern Bible versions, which all attack Jesus' deity. In every place where the King James Bible says someone “worshipped” Jesus, the modern revisions change it to a mere “knelt” or “bowed.” Well you can kneel before a king in humility, yet not worship him. These are Devil's Bibles!

Proverbs 19:8, “He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.” The Bible-believing Christian looks to the Scriptures as our Boss! Jesus is the believer's Boss (i.e., the Head of the Church - Ephesians 5:23), and the Bible is His instruction Book for humanity! John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” If you want to do an interesting Bible study, search through the Scriptures for the word “truth. The word “truth” appears in the King James Bible 115 times in the Old testament, and 109 times in the New Testament. Right doctrine matters! The truth is important! The Holy Bible can be summed up in just one word—TRUTH! When the Bible is tampered with and corrupted by wicked men—subtracting and adding to what God said—it ceases to be truth and is no longer God's Word.

Please make sure you have the right Bible! I was disgusted when I read what 1st King 14:24 has been changed to in the modern Bible versions. We are living in perilous times dear friend (2nd Timothy 3:1-7). The faithful, infallible and inspired King James Bible reads in 1st Kings 14:24, “And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.” There is an ungodly Satanic agenda behind the modern Bible revisions to infiltrate, corrupt and destroy the churches. 

If you don't believe it, compare what the English Standard Version (ESV) changes this passage to say: 1st Kings 14:24, “and there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.” Male cult prostitutes? Let me ask you something dear reader—have you ever met or even seen one male cult prostitute? I haven't. Now if you're a Roman Catholic, you've likely met homosexual priests. That is because they unscripturally forbid marriage (1st Timothy 4:1-4). That's about as close as you'll get to finding a male cult prostitute! But kindly said, how many sodomites and lesbians do we see today? They are everywhere. I avoid stores where I know they work, because it is offensive to me as a normal straight person.

I am not bashing anyone, truly. If you are a gay person, I love you with God's unconditional love. I am a sinner just like you. I have no right to condemn you for your sins (John 3:16-18). However, as a Christian I am obligated to follow and obey the Holy Bible. I am not going to allow you to teach or influence my child (Isaiah 1:17-18). The Bible forbids Christians from associating with anyone who professes to be a Christian, and lives in open willful sin (1st Corinthians 5:11). That includes Christian gay people. I believe there are indeed many Christian gay people, but they are not right with God conditionally. They are right positionally, born-again by faith alone in Jesus Christ. My point in this article is simply that the Bible should be our Boss, but make sure you have the right Boss! A Bible that removes God's condemnation of the sodomite deathstyle is NOT a good nor true Bible. Bob Jones University and their graduates have spiritual issues for using, selling and bidding Godspeed to these Devil's Bibles. It is shameful wickedness!

Do you see how the Devil has removed the condemnation against homosexuals? The ESV version doesn't even call them homosexuals. Now they are just referred to as male cult prostitutes! The King James Bible says there were SODOMITES in the land, who did according to the abominations of the heathens.

Faith In God Gives Us Peace, Not Praying Itself

Philippians 4:4-8, “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7 teaches us to commit our worries and problems unto prayer, and then claim the perfect peace of God which passes all understanding. Once we pray, God is on the job and we can rest by faith. Amen! This is how to have the PEACE OF GOD. It is a matter of faith. Dear friend, it is not prayer that gives us peace; but rather, having faith in God. Mark 11:22b, “Have faith in God.” 

The preceding passage of Scripture from Philippians 4:6-8 doesn't teach us that the peace of God comes from answered prayer. No! The Bible says that prayer itself gives us peace, because we are committing our problems and burdens to God. This requires enough faith to believe that when we pray, God hears and answers prayer if it is His will. 1st John 5:14-15, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

I got gloriously saved when I was 13 years old. I am now 53. I have been a child of God for 40 years. As I grow older in the Lord, I am learning not to read just one Bible verse, but to examine the surrounding verses as well. Doing this has greatly enhanced my knowledge of the truth of the Scriptures. For example:

1st Peter 5:6-10, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”

It is interesting that God tells us to CAST OUR CARES UPON HIM, sandwiched between two Scriptures about humbling ourselves unto God, and resisting our adversary the Devil. We are all suffering in this life, some much more than others. The Bible says that one source of encouragement is knowing that our Christian brothers and sisters are suffering the same hardships in the world. But the Scripture promises us that this temporal suffering will soon end, because we have the hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ (Titus 1:2). We have God's promise as believers that He will make us perfect (complete), stablish, strengthen and settle us. Life is a learning process. This is called in theology sanctification (John 17:17).

Romans 8:28-30 - All Things Work Together For Good

The Bible promises that all things (good and bad alike) will ultimately work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. This refers to every born-again believer. We are the elect, the chosen. God didn't choose us to salvation; He chose us in His foreknowledge because we chose His Son by faith. ...

Romans 8:28-30, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Before the world began God promised eternal life through faith in Christ (Titus 1:2). In His divine foreknowledge, God predestinated every believer to be conformed into the likeness of His Son. In other words, God had big plans for me before I was ever even conceived. Jeremiah 1:5 says that God knew Jeremiah before he was conceived, and appointed him as a prophet unto the nations. By the way, this proves that abortion is evil. Those babies have lives from the time they are conceived.

This brings up a great point! When a large extended family is anticipating the arrival of a new birth, it is a BIG THING! The whole family gets excited. Uncles start building cribs, and aunties start knitting sweaters and scarfs. Mom's and Dad's are already suggesting potential names for the soon to be, baby! At the baby shower, family and friends go all out, sparing no expense to spoil that new wonderful baby girl or boy. Family members purchase all kinds of helpful (and some not so helpful) things for the baby. I love that. I think it is a good thing for young couples to receive the gifts and money to help them out a bit. It's the thought that counts. But please take away from this lesson, the truth that God has a plan for your life. That plan existed before the world began, when He promised to save them that believe. You are special to God.

Before we were even conceived, our big family up in Heaven (Ephesians 3:15) was excited about our arrival. We were the new kid on the block! God had big plans already in His mind for us. Matthew 18:10, “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels (plural) do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. This is a remarkable Scripture passage. It warns that you'd better be careful how you treat a child of God, because our guardian angels are always watching the Father's face. They are waiting for their next royal command from their Lord. Angels are servants in Heaven. That is their job. Every Christians has at least TWO guardian angels watching over them. I think that is pretty cool.

And if you are saved, God had big plans for you too. God made the promise of eternal life before the earth and universe were ever created. God already had a prepared plan for your life and mine. We have been called according to “His purpose.” God's purpose is to conform us into Christ's image. This requires allowing us to suffer. Yes, God will cause and allow hardships and sufferings in our life to teach us lessons, so that one day soon He'll be able to present us faultless. I hope you can see the big picture dear reader. Before the world even began, God promised eternal life though faith in Christ. As an excited Father and Savior, the Lord devised a plan for our life, awaiting our arrival when the time came to be born. God waited nearly 6,000 years for me to be born on March 5, 1967. God rejoiced when I was born, as He does when every Christian is born, because God has a bunch of plans for us.

With that in mind, we should just pray, casting our burdens, heartaches, frustrations (i.e., all our cares) upon the Lord. We all have many cares. You and I won't make it unless with trust God to guide us in life. I have tried for 15 years to organize my life. I have failed. I have tried to relocate and move to the United States. I have failed. My life is a mess. People don't care. Christians at the Harvest Baptist Church of Guam in Micronesia don't care. I mean nothing to them, but they mean everything to me. I commit myself unto prayer for them, but they return hatred for my love. Psalms 109:4-5, “For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.”

In John 14:1-3, we learn further details about the things Jesus is preparing for believe in Heaven. Here, the Lord promises that He is preparing a place for us to live. John 14:1-3, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” My favorite part of the Bible verse is not getting a house in Heaven; but rather, Jesus' promising that we will be together there. A house is not a home, and it won't be a home if Jesus isn't there! I want to be with Jesus!!! Jesus said that He is coming to get us (I think that means the Rapture), so that we can be with Him, so we'll be together. I love that! I need to be around Jesus. I need His help, friendship and love. 

It is one's faith in God that gives us peace, and nothing else. No matter how bad things may be, God is faithful (1st Corinthians 1:9). You may not feel like God is being faithful in the heat of the battle, but I assure you that He is faithful. Just continue in faith! God has a complete plan for every believer, from before the world was created, unto the future time when we shall be glorified with Jesus in eternity. If we mess up God's perfect will for us, then God adapts His plans and works with us. When we accidently break God's fishing pole, he lovingly telling us that we'll just catch shorter fish. God is full of love, patience and understanding. 

God wants to work in our lives. But we are the main hindrance. God cannot help us if we are full of pride. James 4:6 says God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. A humble person acknowledges that they need God's help. I need God's wisdom all the time. Only through studying and pondering the meaning of the Bible can we grow in the knowledge of Christ. Most people misunderstand the Bible horribly. The King James Bible is: “THE BOOK THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE” (awesome MP3 sermon by Brother Lester Roloff).

Sunday, December 27, 2020

The Righteous Lord Loveth Righteousness

Psalms 11:7, “For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.” 1st Peter 2:23-24, Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed1st Peter 3:12, For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

I love those Bible verses. I often am reminded of that precious phrase: “the righteous Lord loveth righteousness.” If you want to please God, we know that Hebrews 11:6 says we need faith. But here in Psalms 11:7 we also see that righteousness pleases God. It is by faith that we live a righteous life. The Lord is not like sinful men, He is completely holy and righteous in every way possible. We know that we have no self righteousness to offer God. Even our best efforts to do good are as filth to God (Isaiah 64:6-8). God in His genuine love made a way of escape through Christ. Romans 5:9, “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”  We have complete righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ.

Even though we are saved by God's imputed righteousness and not ours, the Lord still expects and commands us as believers to depart from sin. 2nd Timothy 2:19, “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” This is not a requirement to be saved, nor to prove that we are saved; but rather, because we are saved. Jesus paid for our sins with His precious blood (1st Corinthians 6:20; 1st Peter 1:18-19). Therefore, in Romans 12:1-2 the Apostle Paul says it is our reasonable service (not mandatory service) that we SHOULD present our bodies a living sacrifice. Please notice in 1st Peter 2:24b that as believers we SHOULD LIVE UNTO RIGHTOEUNESS.We SHOULD serve Christ; not MUST (that is works); not WILL (that would be Calvinism).

When someone gets saved, the indwelling Holy Spirit (which is the Spirit of Christ - Romans 8:9), helps us to live right. Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.The Lord will live the Christian life through us if we will allow Him. Neither you nor I have the power to overcome sin by our self. Galatians 5:22-25 describes the fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.The same was true in the Old Testament. David said that the Lord was his strength. Psalms 27:1, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” We live the Christian life the same way we were saved, which is BY FAITH.

So, God did for us what we could not do for ourselves, through the blood of the cross. Jesus paid it all, nothing to Him I owe! But it is only reasonable that we should give our lives to live for Christ in return. This is not required for salvation, but it is required to please God as His child. A parent's children do not have to obey them to be their children, but they do need to obey their parent to please them and to get along. What is faith? Essentially faith is obeying God. Everything that we do (and don't do) because of our confidence that the Bible is the eternally inspired and infallible Word of God, is faith. It is by faith that I earnestly work on my website ministry 60 to 80 hours each week, both night and day. It is my privilege for Christ.

By faith I don't commit many of the sins I would commit if I didn't fear God (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Guam has brothels by the dozens. I don't go to them. But if I didn't fear God, knowing that someday I must give account for my life (Romans 14:10-12; 2nd Corinthians 5:10), I would go there all the time, being a single man! If I weren't a God-fearing man, I would be the worst enemy of the churches—because of all the abuse, hypocrisies and mistreatment of people that I have seen and experienced personally. But I am a friend to the churches! I know that the beloved Harvest Baptist Church of Guam thinks I am their enemy, but so did the churches of Galatia count Paul as their enemy (Galatians 4:16). One does not have to be an apostle to speak THE TRUTH (Titus 1:10-13). Proverbs 12:17, “He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.” The righteous Lord loveth righteousness!!! That means God loves when layman and pastors alike preach THE TRUTH! I am shewing forth righteousness, which the righteous Lord loves, by speaking THE TRUTH!!!

What truths am I speaking about? Well, all truth! I'm talking about the truth that God only authored ONE BOOK, not two, not 267, not 900! I believe the King James Bible is the faithful preservation of that divinely inspired and infallible ONE BOOK! I'm talking about the truth that there has always been just ONE GOSPEL, not two, not three, not five! People in the Old Testament were saved by childlike faith, just as we are today (Acts 10:43; Habakkuk 2:4). These truths are critically important and need to preached constantly, not only because people need to hear them, but also to thwart the Devil's false teachers from creeping their heresies into the churches. 

YouTube is a minefield of false teachers, arrogant wannabe theologians and dangerous heretics! I get disgusted reading foolish YouTube video commentsseeing how gullible people are, who are woefully ignorant of the Word of Godpraising and thanking incompetent Bible teachers for denying that Hell has fire, and denying that there will be a Rapture, and denying that people were saved by faith alone in the Old Testament, et cetera. By God's grace, I wrote the preceding blog articles to refute some of these heresies and heretics. They are all sincere teachers, of that I have no doubt, but they are utterly mistaken in some of their unbiblical views. Right doctrine matters! Please don't ever believe anything I teach you—go SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES for yourself and check to see if what I am saying is true or not.

The righteous Lord loveth righteousness! Micah 6:8, “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” God just wants us to do the right thing. Trusting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior is the right thing to do (John 1:12-14). Rejecting any other gospel, that detracts or adds to the truth of the Gospel, is the right thing to do (Galatians 1:6-9; 3:1-3). Rejecting Bob Jones University for preaching another gospel of partial faith in Christ, plus the work of turning away from your sinful ways, is the right thing to do. 

Rejecting the Devil's hundreds of modern corrupt English Bible revisions is the right thing to do. That is what God requires of you and me—to do justly! It means to give to whom whatever is do. It means to be honest and pay your bills. It means not to spend when you know you don't have. It is wicked for anyone to run up their credit cards, knowing that they won't be able to repay that money. Psalms 37:21, “The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.” God loves honesty! By God's grace, I have built excellent financial credit since 1993, and have never failed to pay anyone money that I owed them! I am an honest man. I have my sins and faults, but being a thief is not one of them. To God be the glory (Matthew 5:16). 

Unfortunately, I am aware of some Bob Jones University alumni, preachers who are thieves—collecting an undeserved paycheck while they promote Devil's Bibles, preach another gospel of Lordship Salvation, and parasite off the churches with their Bible college racket!!! John 10:1, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.” Any preacher who says that you must repent and turn away from your sin to be saved is preaching another gospel. You cannot show me even one Bible verse that says to “repent and turn from your sin” to be saved. 

Repent Ye, And Believe The Gospel

Mark 1:15, “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” The word “repent” in this verse is the Greek verb metanoeo, which means “to think differently.” The noun form of the word “repent” is metanoia, which simply means “a change of mind.” You change your mind to believe the Gospel. That's it! Repentance and believing are simply two different ways of viewing salvation. The man who repents has believed, and the man who believes has repented. What must we change our mind about? I'm glad you asked. 2nd Timothy 2:25, “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;You must change your mind toward THE TRUTH. You must accept the truth that you are a needy sinner (Romans 3:19-20). 

You must accept the truth that Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 20:31). You must accept the truth that Jesus died on the cross to pay your debt of sin. He was buried. Three days later Jesus miraculously resurrected bodily from the dead. These are the truths that you must embrace by faith to have your sins forgiven and receive eternal life. If you place your confidence (faith, trust) in this GOOD NEWS, you are saved (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). You don't need to turn away from sinful behavior to be saved, you simply need to acknowledge the truth that you are a guilty sinner in need of Christ. That is Bible repentance!

Dr. John R. Rice offers these helpful words about getting saved...

There are those hyper-dispensationalists who think that John the Baptist preached a different Gospel from Christ when he commanded repentance (Matt. 3:2). But it is the same repentance Jesus commanded in Matthew 4:17, in Luke 13:3 and 5, and the same repentance that Paul preached in Athens that God “now commandeth all men every where to repent” (Acts 17:30 31). Repentance is not a different plan of salvation from having faith: it is part of the same plan of salvation. Or rather repentance is simply another way of describing or looking at the plan of salvation. One who turns from sin to God has done so by trusting in Jesus Christ. A change of mind toward sin is necessarily involved in saving faith. [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Evangelist John R. Rice, “Acts: Filled With The Spirit,” pp. 250-252; Sword Of The Lord, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; ©1963

Whatever changes God expects to see happen in your life after you receive His free gift of eternal life is God's department. If you recently got saved (born-again), here is what God says to you in 1st Peter 2:1-3, “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. God wants you to start living right dear friend, not to get saved, nor prove that you really are saved, but simply because YOU ARE SAVED. If you refuse, then you are still saved 100% guaranteed, but you will never be happy in life living in disobedience to your Lord and Savior. There is a horrible spirit of indifference and discouragement in the churches today.

Why I Believe the King James Bible is God's Word

Psalms 12:6-7, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”

I'm writing the following article while listening to Dr. Peter Ruckman's (1921-2016) excellent sermon titled, “Why I believe the King James Bible is the Word of God!Here's the MP3 to download if you'd like. Although I don't agree with all of Dr. Ruckman's doctrinal positions, I wholeheartedly agree that the King James Bible is the inspired, preserved, inerrant, infallible, holy, blood-sprinkled, Word of God. Psalms 119:160, “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.” Respectfully, what I am teaching may not necessarily be what Dr. Ruckman teaches in his sermon. I just don't want to speak for him. I greatly admire Dr. Ruckman, although I never met him, and I think his preaching is worth preserving, because he upheld THE TRUTH of God's Word. Having said that, I am also not a big fan of Dr. Ruckman because he foolishly teaches that people were saved by works in the Old Testament. That is 100% Satanic false teaching!!!

The inspiration of God's Word is a crucial subject, not a hobby-horse. The issue is over the Bible being God's final and only authority! If you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have an inspired holy Bible. Jesus exclaimed in John 6:63, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” All of the modern Bible revisions are DEAD!!! They all originate from the Devil's manuscripts, tampered with by Origen in Alexandria, Egypt. Ungodly men have taken the words of the living God and perverted them!!! Jeremiah 23:36, “And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.”

  1. NO COPYRIGHT - The King James Bible is the only Bible that doesn't have a copyright. But you say, “What about the originals?” I'm not worried about the originals, I'm only worried about the one I hold in my hand!!! Copyrights are for MAKING MONEY! But you say, “It has the crown copyright in England.” That is totally different than the copyright process in America, where you can be taken to court and sued. No one could ever legally prosecute you for printing the King James Bible. NO ONE!!! It's public domain!!! Try to print your own New International Version (NIV) and see what happens! There is no enforceable copyright for the KJB!!! God's words CANNOT be copyrighted!!!
  2. THE TIME IN WHICH IT FIRST APPEARED IN THE WORLD - In 1611 French atheism, English deists and German rationalists weren't thriving in that time. They hadn't showed up yet in history! It was a time of strong resistance against the evils of Roman Catholicism. In the 19th century, Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort were diseased with infidelity!!! They're the fathers of ALL modern corrupt Bible revisions!!! Bob Jones University, Moody Bible Institute, Liberty Baptist University... ALL TEACH AND PROMOTE THE CORRUPT WESTCOTT AND HORT GREEK!!! Shame on Bob Jones for recommending the satanic Alexandrian texts!!!
  3. GOD'S PROMISE TO PRESERVE HIS WORDS - Psalms 12 6-7, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” The King James Bible is preserved and inspired. What good is preservation without inspiration? If God's words are not inspired (i.e., empowered living words by the Holy Spirit), then what would be the purpose for preserving them? And what good is inspiration if those God-breathed words are not preserved? You MUST have both!!! The King James translators honored the King, feared God and approached the task of translating the holy Bible with the utmost respect and delicacy. Proverbs 8:8-9, “All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.”
  4. THE HONESTY OF ITS PRESERVATION - When the translators of the King James Bible came across a text which required additional words to clarify the text, they placed the words in italics to notify the reader. That's admirable scholarship my friend!!! Not one modern Bible revisions approaches the Word of God with such honesty and caution. The translators of today's modern versions are dirty scoundrels, language butchers, liars and deceivers!!! Please read, “THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT BIBLE TRANSLATIONS!!!.” Noah was a preacher of righteousness, yet he got drunk. David wrote over half the Psalms, yet he commit adultery and murder. Moses had a hot temper, yet God used him to pen the first five books of the Bible. Likewise, the King James Bible translators weren't perfect men, yet God used them to translate the Bible. I DON'T believe that God gave any new revelation to the King James translators. They simply worked with existing translations and God led them, overseeing their important work. God didn't speak through the King James Bible translators, as He did through holy men of old in the Scriptures; but God honored His solemn promise to keep and preserve His inspired texts unto every generation!!!
  5. THE PRIDE AND DISHONESTY OF ITS CRITICS - There's not a more crooked and unethical bunch of people than those who put out the modern Bible versions!!! What shady people! They are full of wicked pride and inconsistency!!! Christ Deity Denier, Dr. Bart Ehrman, Helped Work On New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). How can a professor who denies the Deity of Jesus Christ be allowed to help translated a Bible? The modern Bible versions all attack the Deity of Christ (i.e., the doctrinal truth that Jesus is almighty God). Look how dishonest the modern Bible translators are!!! They're all just as crooked as a dog's hind leg!!! Bob Jones University tells guest preachers only to use the King James Bible, misleading students to believe that's all they use, but BJU fully supports the Westcott and Hort perversion!!! I've met Bob Jones' graduates, pastors, who call Dr. Jack Hyles “a cult” for preaching a King James Bible ONLY position. No, BJU is the cult!!! I'm tired of pastors critiquing the King James Bible, saying this version is better, and that version is better... WELL THEN WHY DON'T YOU USE THEM??? A man that doesn't have any enemies is not a man! You can tell where a man stands by who his friends and enemies are!!! A fella who's a crook has an alibi, but a preacher has no excuse for his criminality for using the modern Bible revisions!!! I have more respect for John Dillinger, a known criminal gangster, than I do for the publishers of the modern satanic Bibles and the shameful pastors who use them!!! What a proud and self-righteousness bunch of people!!! Bob Jones University promotes the Alexandrian garbage!!! Bob Jones University criticizes the King James Bible, teaching that it has errors. Al Capone and Bugsy Malone were more noble than the leadership of Bob Jones University. BJU has betrayed the Word of God!!!
  6. THE PREEMINENT PLACE THAT IT GIVES THE LORD JESUS CHRIST - The King James Bible is condemned by EVERY wicked and apostate crowd in the world. God hates a lying tongue! Proverbs 8:13, “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” Only the reliable King James Bible still says that people “worshipped” the Lord. All of the modern PERversions reduce it to a mere “knelt” or “bowed.” Whereas in the King James Bible Jesus claimed in Revelation 1:8 to be “THE ALMIGHTY,” The Voice (VOICE) reduces it to “ALL POWERFUL.” There's a big difference between those two phrases. According to the King James Bible, Jesus is almighty God, not merely all powerful.
  7. IT'S THE ONLY BIBLE THAT DOESN'T CHANGE - The modern Bible revisions keep changing. Shockingly, the 2011 NIV changed in content from the 1984 NIV by 38.8%!!! The King James Bible has been proven over the centuries, tried and true, by every mighty man of God who had a burning passion to win souls to Jesus Christ. The King James Bible represents a purified Syrian text!!!
  8. IT SPEAKS WITH AUTHORITY - The dead neo-evangelical churches today all use the corrupt Alexandrian Bible revisions, which diminish the authority of God's Word. None of the new Bible paraphrases and versions speak with authority. The King James Bible speaks with God's authority. Feminists, liberals and homosexuals hate the King James Bible, because it condemns sin and is masculine and AUTHORITATIVE!!! Ecclesiastes 8:4, “Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?” Hebrews 4:12 says that God's Word is “quick and powerful.” The Alexandrian texts are dead! There is no life (no Holy Spirit) at work in the modern PERversions. There's never been a great revival associated with any Bible other than the authorized King James Bible!!!
  9. IT'S LOYAL FOLLOWING - I've never seen anybody get worked up over the New International Version (NIV). I've never seen anybody vehemently defend any of the modern revisions. Everyone is either a die-hard King James Bible only fanatic, or they are OK with a dozen different “versions” to search through to find God's Word. I've never known anyone to have or express the kind of extreme loyalty for the modern revisions, as born-again Christians do for the inspired King James Bible!!! That speaks volumes!!! I've never known anyone to love, cherish and fight for The Voice, Living Bible, Easy-To-Read Version, English Standard Version, Holman Christian Standard Bible, Contemporary English Version, or the New King James Version!!! Only the authorized King James Bible can make such a claim of die-hard, cultish, loyalty (and we're proud of it). If you didn't get saved from a King James Bible, you're not saved!!! You can only be born-again spiritually from “INCORRUPTIBLE Word” (1st Peter 1:23b).
Listen very carefully ladies and gentleman—There's only one book that religious scholars want to get rid of, and that is the King James Bible!!! That speaks volumes as to its authenticity!!! Liberal scholars don't care about getting rid of the ASV, NIV, TLB, ESV, ERV or any other modern Bible PERversion... THEY WANT TO GET RID OF THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES TEXT!!! They don't want to get rid of the Greek text, but the English text! The King James Bible is the Protestant Bible of the English Reformation!!! No Hebrew or Greek scholar, saved or lost, living or dead, in the history of the Church, ever discovered one major truth that is not clearly given in the authorized King James Bible. Amen! If you bought out every book in the bookstore, including the theological dictionary of the New Testament, which contains well over 4,000 pages, you couldn't find one thing in there that isn't clear in the King James Bible.

Not one Greek or Hebrew scholar has ever made any significant contribution since 1881 to soul-winning or effective preaching! The year 1881 is when Westcott and Hort presented their poisonous Greek translation to the world. The inspired King James Bible is the soul-winner's Bible!!!!!!! Greek has been a dead language for 1700 years! English is now the international language. Don't tell me that almighty God didn't have a hand in giving us our beloved, inspired, perfect, King James Bible!!!

Modern PERversions Attack Christ's Deity

How can you read the Holy Bible if you don't have it? Notice carefully how the corrupt New International Version (NIV) perverts the Word of God, attacking Christ's deity by calling Him a “servant” instead of God's biological “child.” ...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Acts 4:27, “For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together.” [emphasis added]

NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) - Acts 4:27, “Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.” [emphasis added]
Do you see how the NIV attacks the deity of Jesus, calling Him a holy servant instead of God's holy child? I plead with you to stop using and bidding Godspeed to the Devil's modern Bible revisions. God only authored ONE BOOK, not two, not 339, not 900. There can only be one accurate Bible in any particular language. Thankfully, we have the accurate King James Bible.

I'm sick and tired of preachers getting up behind the pulpit and preaching from a book that they don't believe is inspired by God!!! What phonies!!! If you don't believe that the Bible is God's inspired, perfect, infallible, holy, blood-sprinkled, reliable, inerrant Word, then please get out of the pulpit!!! The ungodly people behind the modern Bible versions are deceivers!!! Many preachers today are cowardly yellowbellies!!! We've got a bunch of gutless soldiers today who dare call themselves “militant fundamentalists”! Ha, ha, ha! Christ said in John 17:17, “THY WORD IS TRUTH.” Not a truth or truths, but TRUTH!!! You'd be shocked to learn that Luciferians are behind the modern Bible revisions!!! My friend, if you don't have a KING JAMES BIBLE, YOU DON'T HAVE AN INSPIRED HOLY BIBLE!!!

The Horrible Truth About Abortion

Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

The Word of God commands us not to kill innocent life in Exodus 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill.” But I don't even want to address that issue in this article. One of the serious health issues that Planned Parenthood will never tell you, is that many women suffer from post-traumatic stress years after having an abortion. Also, some women forfeit the ability to have any more children after undergoing an abortion. Planned Parenthood won't tell you these things, they're only “PLAN” is to kill your baby Mom! Remember ladies, an abortion doesn't make you UN-pregnant, it simply makes you the mother of a DEAD BABY! 

But don't take my word for it, here are the sad but honest testimonies of two famous women who regret their abortions. I admire these women for coming forward to warn other women about having an abortion. The first is by actor Jennifer O'Neill (born 1948)...
“I was told a lie from the pit of hell: that my baby was just a blob of tissue. The aftermath of abortion can be equally deadly for both mother and unborn child. A woman who has an abortion is sentenced to bear that for the rest of her life.” —Actor Jennifer O'Neill
The second honest testimony is by Sharon Osbourne (Ozzy Osbourne's wife)...

Excerpt from Sharon: The rock of the Osbournes unXpurgated

The Daily Mail

Brutally Honest

You can level many charges at Sharon Osbourne, but she is brutally honest, and it is her vulnerability that makes her likeable.

"Everybody has something in the closet, and I reckon the best policy is always to be honest, then it can't come back to haunt you," she says. And she holds her hands up to her own "big mistakes". The biggest brings her to tears. "I had an abortion at 17 and it was the worst thing I ever did. It was the first time I'd had sex, and that was rotten. I'd always thought it was going to be all violins, and it was just awful.

"I was two months gone when I realised. I went to my mum and she said, without pausing for breath: 'You have to get rid of it.'

"She told me where the clinic was, then virtually pushed me off. She was so angry. She said I'd got myself in this mess, now she had to get me out.

"But she didn't come. I went alone. I was terrified. It was full of other young girls, and we were all terrified and looking at each other and nobody was saying a bloody word. I howled my way through it, and it was horrible.

"I would never recommend it to anyone because it comes back to haunt you. When I tried to have children, I lost three - I think it was because something had happened to my cervix during the abortion. After three miscarriages, they had to put a stitch in it. —Sharon Osbourne

"In life, whatever it is, you pay somewhere down the line. You have to be accountable."

I would never intentionally want to hurt anybody's feelings. My purpose in writing this article is not to condemn anyone who has already had an abortion, God forbid; but rather to warn and discourage pregnant mothers from having an abortion. That child in your womb is not a blob of tissue, it is a living and growing human being—a precious gift from God above. I was joyful to read that Jennifer O'Neill became a born-again Christian in 1989. I became a born-again Christian at age 13 in 1980. As long as you're still alive on earth, it's never too late to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Here's how! I care about you dear reader, please don't delay. Life is short, Hell is hot, and eternity is a long time!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Evangelist Ken Ham Gets It Wrong, Again

1st Peter 3:18-19, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”

How long did it take Noah to build the ark? That is a very good question. Unfortunately, probably the most recognized so-called theological “expert on creationism today is Evangelist Ken Ham. Mr. Ham crunches a bunch of numbers and concludes that it only took Noah 55 to 75 years to build the ark. Kindly said, Ken Ham is very wrong! In fact, he goes totally contrary to the Bible! What saith the Scripture? ...

“By which also he (Christ) went and preached unto the Spirits in prison. (19) "Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God WAITED in the days of Noah, WHILE THE ARK WAS A PREPARING, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” (20)

We have a direct teaching from the Scripture here that says GOD WAITED during the days of Noah, WHILE THE ARK WAS A PREPARING. Who can argue with that bold statement? God waited 120 years, because that is how long it took Noah and his family to prepare the ark.

In my blog title, I say that Ken Ham gets it wrong “again, because the Bible does not support his claim of a Young Earth Creation. The Bible in every way teaches that the earth itself is very old. Psalms 102:25, Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.The psalmist penned those words around 1,000 BC. “Of old” wouldn't seem very “old” to someone who lived in 1,000 BC. I am convinced that the earth is indeed billions of years old, as science supports. Scientists calculate from astronomy that the universe is about 13 billions years old. I have no problem with that number as a Christian

I do however have a problem with anyone who claims that dinosaurs roamed the earth alive 5,000 years ago, which is ridiculous. Young earth advocates get so weird in their claims, that Dr. Henry Morris III taught Noah brought baby dinosaurs aboard the ark, and God miracuously stunted their growth to prevent them from growing during the year they were on the ark. Folks, if you believe that nonsense, I feel sorry for you. You might as well also believe that the earth is flat, the planets don't really exist, and the sun is as close to earth as the moon. There are (as unbelievable as it is in 2021) still people who sincerely believe all these unscientific things. The earth is a sphere, to be clear! The planets do really exist! And the sun is scientifically proven to be approximately 93 million miles away from the earth.

The Young Earth Creation racket takes in tens of billions of dollars each year. Ken Ham's Answers-In-Genesis alone took in $37 million in 2017, which I think is ethically wrong. I am against any so-called man of God making that kind of money. I did some research and learned that the average church takes in about $90,000 a year. Ken Ham takes in 222 times that per year! I don't understand why so many Baptist pastors foolishly support this man, which to me is nothing more than a circus dog and pony show. Jesus foretold in Matthew 24:37-39 that in the end times society would return to the evils seen as in the time of Noah. I think that includes all the religious greed, covetousness, rackets and parasiting off of Christendom. The one time in the Bible when Jesus exploded in anger, deliberately so, was over the things of God being exploited to make money (Luke 19:45-46). That is what we are seeing today a lot in evangelical Christianity—religious leaders taking advantage of churches financially, deceiving the simple, begging for money all the time, selling the knowledge of God.

I am not accusing Ken Ham of doing anything illegal, but I think it should be. It bothers me that a religious conman can exploit a niche, like creationism, which is one of the most popular subjects, and become a multi millionaire from it. Meanwhile, humble Gospel preaching missionaries around the world barely get paid enough to eat. I have a big problem with Pastor John MacArthur having a net worth of $14 million. I have a problem with Evangelist Ray Comfort taking in over $3 million a year from his 'Living Waters' ministry. I have never made a single penny since 2002 online, and never will take a penny. I do what I do because I love Jesus Christ, love truth, and love people. I just want to be a blessing for my dear Savior!

Anyway, Ken Ham blatantly contradicts the Scriptures when he says it only took Noah 55 to 75 years to finish the ark. The Bible plainly teaches in 1st Peter 3:18-19 that “GOD WAITED for Noah to PREPARE THE ARK, which took 120 years. 

And also, Ken Ham errantly tells people to “turn from sinful ways” to be saved, which is Lordship Salvation. No one has ever been saved who attempted to forsake sinful living as a requirement to receive God's free gift of eternal life. I do not believe Ken Ham is a Christian! Anyone who thinks they cannot continue living a lifestyle of sin as a Christian clearly does not understand the Bible. In fact, every believer still lives a lifestyle of sinning. Some just choose to sin less than others, but either way it is SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS, if you make it mandatory for salvation. Beware of Evangelist Ken Ham's heretical ministry, please. I say that with love.

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