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Keeping the Sabbath

Keeping the Sabbath

Rev. Kevin R Airrington
October 22, 2010

The 4th commandment tells us to keep the Sabbath Holy.  All through scripture we see this command.  Many Christians who love God, sort of hang their hat on this commandment.  And, there is nothing wrong with this, in fact, God bless them.  Jesus said if we love Him we would keep His commandments.  Although, He probably was not just speaking about the 10 commandments found in Exodus.   (John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”)  Christians that try and truly “keep the Sabbath” as we understand it, are really saying, “I LOVE YOU JESUS.”  Who can argue with that?

No Sabbath Day holder would ever disagree with the following statement, “The primary purpose of the Sabbath is for us to rest from our worldly labors and to seek God.”  As an avid student of the Creation account and the Bible in general, I can assure that God was not tired after is creation work was complete.   *God set aside a special time for His people.  We will discuss the last sentence in more depth later.  God blessed the Sabbath and sanctified it or set it aside for a holy purpose.  We are commanded to set aside time for a holy purpose.

In this essay, I would like to discuss why I chose to not go to church on Saturday and I do not honor some of the traditions surrounding the Sabbath.

  • *The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath.
    1. Mark 2:23-28 “… The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
    2. Isaiah 58:13-14 The Sabbath was intended to be a delight, not a burden. The focus of the Sabbath should be on what we can do and not what we cannot do. (More on this later)  The Sabbath is a time we put down our own desires and spend time with God.
  • When is the Sabbath?
    1. Leviticus 23:32, “It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.” This scripture is clear that on the 9th day of the month from evening to evening we should celebrate our Sabbath.   Is this every Saturday?  According to this passage it may not even be on Saturday to begin with.
    2. Saturday in Hebrew is Shabbat, which means rest.
      1. Except for the Sabbath day, the individual days of the week have no names, just numbers.
    3. When God created the heaven and the earth, there were no calendars. Thus, no way to tell us when the first day of the week was.  Perhaps He may have begun on a Wednesday and ended the following Monday.
    4. It is only from our tradition that we assume that God started His creation process on Sunday and ended on Friday.
    5. Rabbi Yose ben Halafta (Died in 160AD) changed the Jewish calendar. So even the Jewish calendar cannot be relied upon.
    6. Exodus 20:8-11 “remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy.” “For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO NOT LET THE “DAY” BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE “INTENT”.  Don’t let the “day” become more important than the “intent”.

From Scripture there is no way we can tell when the Sabbath was.   Even from outside evidence all we know is in the Hebrew it means “rest” not specifically what day of the week it is.    We cannot simply compare it to our weekly calendar and say, “well, we are not complying”.

  • In today’s modern society it is impossible to keep the Sabbath.
    1. I am sure that, “Sabbath Holders have run into this before and have their answer. Which is fine, but I cannot get away from what the scripture says.
    2. Exodus 20:10, “But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:”
      1. If you use lights, gas, eat food or do anything that causes anyone else to work then you are not keeping the Sabbath.
      2. If your dog fetches your paper or your slippers you are not keeping the Sabbath.
  • There are other activities that the Bible tells us to refrain from in order to keep the Sabbath.
  • Going to Church…Worship on the Sabbath.
    1. Luke 4:16 is an example and Hebrews 10:25 tells us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves.
    2. We should go to church on the Sabbath and we need fellowship, uniting in worship and prayer.
    3. Today, it takes electricity to run the lights…causing people at the light company to work. If we flush the toilet then we cause the person at the water company to work.
  • What did Jesus do with the Sabbath day?
    1. While nowhere in scripture can we find an example of Jesus preaching on the 4th commandment, given He preached on the other 9, we do find examples example as in Luke 4:16 where Jesus entered into the Tabernacle on the Sabbath.
      1. This is different that “Keeping the Sabbath”. He did go to “Church”, showing us as in number 4 above that we need to be in church on the Sabbath.  Nothing more could or should be read into this.
      2. JESUS PREACHED ON ALL 10 OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS EXCEPT THE 4TH COMMANDMENT, THERE IS NO PREACHING ON THE SABBATH BY JESUS.
        1. Jesus was clear in His teaching of the Sabbath, “The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath!”  He also proclaimed that HE WAS LORD OF THE SABBATH.  Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, Luke 6:5
        2. Isn’t someone who created something the owner of it?  Can’t they do whatsoever they please with it?  In this way, Jesus, being the Creator (John 1:3; Colossians 1:6), has every right to do whatever He pleases on the Sabbath, just as anyone of the disciples had when they were with Him.  That’s why Jesus said that He was Lord of the Sabbath.  The word Lord denotes sovereign rights and ownership so who can tell Jesus what He can and what He cannot do on the Sabbath?  Jesus rebuked the religious leaders of the day because they were making the Sabbath something that no one could possibly
    2. Matthew 12:5-6, “Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?…” Jesus was saying that even though the priests violated the Sabbath it was okay because there was something more important than the Sabbath.  The temple and the sacrificial rites were more important.
      1. Jesus, however, is more important than the temple and its sacrifices. The logical conclusion is that he is also more important than the Sabbath. Even before his death and resurrection, he was more important than the Sabbath.
      2. Although Christianity tends to reject the temple and the rites…the principle is still the same…”Some things are more important than the Sabbath.
  • The Pharisees needed to worry more about Jesus (The Holy One) instead of a holy activity on a holy day.
  1. Jesus then summarized his argument about the Sabbath and about his own identity: “If you had known what these words mean, `I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath” (verses 7-8).
  2. Jesus is telling the Pharisees that love for humans is more important than sticking to worship rituals.
  3. The Sabbath was holy only because God had designated it so, and here was God himself telling them He was Lord of the Sabbath.
  • Then they tried to set Jesus up in (V9-11). Healing on the Sabbath was work that was for forbidden.  Jesus replied, “If your sheep fell in a hole would you not get him out?”  Meaning, sometimes we have to do things even if on the Sabbath.  If your child drank a bottle of bleach…would you take him to the emergency room on the Sabbath?
  • There are other examples of Jesus healing on the Sabbath in the Gospels.
    1. John 5:1-18 — The Gospel of John has some additional stories about Jesus’ Sabbath activities, and they reinforce the emphases we have already seen. On the Sabbath, Jesus healed a man who had been an invalid for 38 years. And he told the man, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk” (verse 8). The Jews accused the man of breaking the Sabbath because he was carrying his mat.
      1. I think accusing a man of breaking the Sabbath by carrying his mat his mat is an example from God’s Word of how we can get carried away with (no pun intended) our keeping of the Sabbath.
    2. Jesus risked His life by His activities on the Sabbath.
      1. Jesus never broke the Sabbath, nor did he teach others to break the Sabbath. But neither did he teach against circumcision and sacrifices. He could point out administrative problems, and present himself as the Lord, but it was not yet time to publicly reject any particular law (see John 16:12-13). But the implications are there.  When John describes Jesus as working on the Sabbath, he does not feel compelled to explain that Christians cannot. When Luke says that people are freed on the Sabbath, he does not feel compelled to qualify what he said. Jesus’ example regarding the Sabbath is liberty, not rules.
      2. If Sabbath work actually dishonored God, then the Sabbath would have priority over humans in need and sheep in pits, since correct worship of God is more important than human lives and sheep. If absolute rest were essential to worship, then Sabbath-keepers should let houses burn down, since that would only be a monetary loss, and God’s honor is far more important than our material goods. This indicates that the command to rest on a specific day is a ceremonial matter rather than a moral one. God’s spiritual law does not have any exceptions.

Summary

The only time Paul mentions the Sabbath by name is when he exhorts us not to judge one another concerning the Sabbath days (Colossians 2:16-17).  Respectfully, asking if I keep the Sabbath or I conform to the Sabbath is the wrong question.  I wonder how Jesus would have responded to that?  His answer may have got Him stoned.

The Sabbath was made for man and not the other way around is perhaps the most profound statement in this whole discussion.  God created the Sabbath for man…and God healed on the Sabbath and partook in other activities on the Sabbath.   Jesus’ example regarding the Sabbath is liberty, not rules.  What a blessing the Sabbath is.

There is also no way we can determine the exact day or days (sometimes it is plural) of the Sabbath.  There was no calendar when the Sabbath was created by God.  Even the scriptures seem unclear; calling it day, days and the 9th of the month.  My thinking is the “day” is not so important as is the “intent”.

The Bible says that we are not to cause others to work, not even strangers on the Sabbath.  There is no one…not one who can “keep the Sabbath”.  If this is all there is to the Sabbath.  There has to be more to the intent than a day or whether we do some work.

We see from the Apostles, the early church and Jesus (God) that the Sabbath is going to Church.  We also see in the same breath this is for fellowship, worship and prayer…not forsaking the assembling of one another.

Finally, we have Jesus’ own actions concerning the Sabbath.  Jesus did not (and this is not meant to be a mockery) hide in his house from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.  He worked on the Sabbath and he went to Church on the Sabbath.  He even rebuked the Pharisees over the Sabbath telling them there were more important things like the Temple and people than the Sabbath.  Jesus is Lord over the Sabbath!

The Sabbath is very important to me as a Christian.  We need to just as the scriptures demand; keep the Sabbath Holy.   We need to set aside time for God.  Sundown to sundown…frankly, I don’t think this is enough.   The intent has got to be more important than the day.   I have joked with my Seventh-day Adventist friends saying, “I am a seven day Adventist” meaning, I try to keep every day holy.   However, I am like Paul; I am not judgmental on how anyone cho oses to honor the Sabbath.  If it is sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday…God bless them.  If they do this Wednesday…God bless them.  If it is Sunday morning in Church…God bless them.

I think we should be in worship and in church.  The point is we need to give God or time and that time needs to be holy and hollowed.  After all, He took the time to come down from Heaven, was beaten, tortured and murdered for us.  He deserves our worship; more worship than we can humanly give.   God wants more than our Saturdays.  He wants our Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays too!

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WHAT IF I STUMBLE?!

WHAT IF I STUMBLE?!

Rev. Kevin Airrington
April 2, 2017

Back in 1995, one of my favorite Christian groups, DC TALK recorded “WHAT IF I STUMBLE?” and although split up now they ARE STILL serving God through their music through the new group Newsboys and Toby Mac on his own.

When this song first came out I assumed that one of the original group- DC Talk was having a difficult time in their walk. But as the years rolled on I realized that they were not singing specifically about one of them but all of us. And, I for one cannot take it lightly.

The lyrics go like this:

“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today
Is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips
Then walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle.
That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.

What if I stumble
What if I fall?
What if I lose my step
And I make fools of us all?

Will the love continue
When my walk becomes a crawl?”

The Bible tells us that we are the called out. We are the Saints of God…we are the sons of God…we are a peculiar people! We are ambassadors for Christ’s.

2 Corinthians 5:20, “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

What if I stumble? What if I stumble and make fools of all of you? What if you stumble and make fools of me and all the called out for Christ?

As ambassadors of Christ, we are examples of His. To be a Christian literally means to be Christ-like. What if I stumble and make a fool of Jesus? What if you stumble and make fool of Jesus? “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians…” I hate to admit juts how powerful that statement is! The sad truth is it is true.

I knew a guy named Tommy. He was from the Bronx, NY. He was an admitted atheist. One day he puts a video up on youtube and asks the questions, “What is the difference between me, an atheist and you so called Christians?” A Christian could not have done a better job…Tommy goes on:

I smoke…many Christians smoke…
I drink…many Christians drink…
I cuss and swear…many Christians cuss and swear…
I look at porn…many Christians look at porn…
I lie….many Christians lie…

“What is the difference between me, an atheist and you so called Christians?” “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians…who acknowledge Jesus with their lips…Then walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle”

WOW! What does an unbelieving world see when they look at you? What do they see when they look at me?

I had a lot of respect for Tommy. And I think he had a lot of respect for me too. No, I was not perfect, but he could see that I would not…could not comp[romise.

The song continues…

“Father please forgive me
For I cannot compose
The fear that lives within me
Or the rate at which it grows
Is this one for the people
Is this one for the Lord?”

Isaiah 27:5, “Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me

Take hold of the strength of Christ, so that He may make peace with you…it’s not too late.

“I hear You whispering my name
(You say)
My love for You will never change
(Never change)”

Jesus loves you and His love will never change. If we stumble we have an advocate with the Father. Our Testimony can be as powerful as the Word of God or as weak as a helpless turtle on his back. It’s up to us…

1 John 2:1, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Galatians 4:6, Romans 8:15, “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba [daddy], Father.

That’s good news. I don’t want to stumble…I don’t want to fall…I do not want to make fools of you all and I definitely do not want to make a fool of Jesus Christ. But if I do…I have an advocate with the Father, whereby I cry Abba!

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Creation In The Stars

Creation In The Stars

Rev. Kevin R. Airrington
It amazes me that every single science discipline supports a Creator. What’s more is not only does every science discipline (including math) support creation, they also disprove evolution. And no, evolution is not a science; it’s not even a theory. 🙂 Evolution is a faith based religion, which takes more faith to believe in than the Christian faith I might add. 🙂 I am working on a series of books for kids. One of the books is called “On the 4th day God created the moon.” This is basically an astronomy book for grade school kids from the biblical perspective. Here is a snippet of that book for this discussion. Scientists estimate that there are a lot of stars in the universe.

There are about 70 sextillion stars out there. That’s 10 to the 21st power or 70 with 21 zeros after it.

It looks like this:  70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Now that’s a lot of stars!  And that’s the ones we know about; we don’t know about the ones we don’t know about. 🙂 There are enough stars out there that we know about, that each person on earth could own 11 trillion stars. You can have 11 trillion of your own stars…yeah!  Have fun…go name ’em. 🙂 The evolutionists want us to believe that all 70 sextillion stars formed over 70 billion years.  That’s impossible!  Do the math with me real quick.

That is over 3.5 trillion stars forming in a year or 6.5 million stars forming every minute…EVERY MINUTE!!!  We don’t see that happening today…nor have we ever saw that happening.  In fact, we have never ever seen a star form.  Oh, sometimes they will say we have…and their evidence is a bright spot.  A bright spot!  🙂  They cannot tell if a dust cloud moved out of the way or a supernova took place (stars get brighter just before they explode).  Even if we have seen a star form…this is a long way off to 6.5 million stars forming in a minute.   You might say, “gee professor, maybe the universe just stopped making stars, did you ever think of that dummy?”  Uh, yes, I have.  So, the universe is popping stars out at the rate of 6.5 billion stars a minute and then for some reason it just stops?  Or at least kicks them out 1 every 10 years or something?  Will you look at what they want your kids to believe Martha?

I believe God…He created the moon, the sun and the stars on day four.  It took Him only one day and the stars were created and completely mature with the light reaching earth etc. Praise God! “Stars burnt out billions of years ago.”

“Stars burnt out billions of years ago, but the light is still just reaching us.”  You know, I can believe that they burnt out some time ago…not billions of years ago…but maybe some burnt out 100 years ago or 1000 years ago.  What’s cool is God…THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE, and no, not that wimp Zeus is capable if creating a star and sticking it in the sky and making the light reach the earth instantly.

Can I get a witness?  You sure can.  The Bible tells us that God created the angels, including the god of some of you, Satan (ouch) on day 2 of the creation week, how do you know that Kevin?  Don’t worry about it. Just kidding, read this: http://airrington.com/?p=1384.  It probably needs a rewrite…but you will get the point.  The angels were there to watch God do all of this.  “No, now you see there Kevin, now you are off your rocker, the angels have always lived with God, they are eternal just like Him.” Really?  To be honest I am not even sure if they are everlasting like us.

Why did God create angels?  Hebrews 7:14, “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”

He created angels to minister to us!  And, just in case you have never read Genesis, chapter one in the Bible…and I mean the BIBLE, God’s Word, The King James Authorised Version, I will give you a hint, down on day six, God created, man, cows, rabbits, tigers, bears, dinosaurs…you know all your basic land animals.  AND YES, DINOSAURS.  Oh and then He created woman…named her Eve, the mother of all living. 

Until God created man, four days later, there was no need for angels.  And you want to know something else cool?  You and I are assigned our own personal guardian angels.  It’s true.  And about every 6 months God gives me two more and the angels pleas with God, “Have you seen him drive his wheelchair God, we can’t take it no more!”

Psalm 91:11, “ For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Cool huh?  And look, it’s 911!  I think when we get to Heaven we are going to be amazed at all the things that angels do.  For more about angels, see my book, AN ANGEL IN MY BATHTUB.

Psalm 19:1, The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

 

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IF THE PREACHER WONT DO IT I WILL 

IF THE PREACHER WONT DO IT I WILL 

Rev. Kevin R. Airrington
January 30, 2017

Sin is sin and sin bites…u repentant sin will send you straight to Hell.  There is simple no such thing as a little boy saved

A little bit pregnant…get the point?  Either you love Jesus…you have been forgiven and you are on your way to Heaven or you are playing church…you continue in your sin and he’ll awaits you!

This is the truth my beloved.   They is no such thing as a white lie…there is no such thing as taking something that does not belong to you and saying you will pay them Tuesday…there is no such thing as I don’t hate them I just don’t care for them…and on and on.

Hell is real…unrepentant sinners will have everlasting life in this place of torment and suffering.

The devil is a liar and a deceiver…”yeah hath God said….” Did He?   Well hold on you …i don’t trust you…so ima checking.

This the Bible calls judgement is coming faster than we think…and if we don’t make haste boy will it all be a waste!

Satan fooled a naive woman…a woman of some wisdom for she lived on this earth some 100 years…he also fooled a man…a man too week…too focused on the physical beauty…the warmth of her body next to his clouded his mine…

But why?  Listen…Adam quite possibly was the smartest man to have ever lived.  I have given this a lot of thought…

First he came from God Almighty!

El Gibbor – THE MIGHTY GOD – Is a 9:6

El Haggdol – THE GREAT GOD – Deut 10:17

El Hannora – THE AWESOME GOD – Neh. 9:32

El Vegas – ONE GOD – Mal 2:10

El Olam – THE EVERLASTING GOD – Gen 21:33, Ps 90:1-3, 93:2, Isa 26:4

El De’Ot – THE GOD OF KNOWLEDGE – 1 Sam 2:3

Gen 1:17 & 2:7 ADAM WAS MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE! He formed him from the dust of the ground and then breathed the breath of life into his nostrils and he became a living soul.  THE NESHAMA CHAIYIM – THE BREATH OF THE SPIRIT LIVES.

God created Adam & Eve fully functioning young adults.  They were not tossed in the garden of Eden with their diapers on and a bag of seeds and given instructions they could not understand.

First day…they could:

1) communicate- complex language skills

2) name all the animals

3) no what sex was

4) Adam did not see God make Eve…but he trusted God.

So this man, Adam…who came straight from ELOHIM (Gen 1:1Gen 2:7).  Had a brain full of wisdom and knowledge…yet for a brief moment sex, lust and the beauty becomes his ELOHIM!  It becomes his idol.  It would not be for sometime later that GOD would write in a rock with his very own finger, “THOU SHALL NOT HAVE ANY OTHER gods BEFORE ME!”

The very first commandment!  As intelligent as Adam was…he was still able to destroy the very first commandment – even before it was written down.

There punishment?  God throws the man & the woman out of the garden of Eden…and send angels with flaming swords to keep them out!

Sin will keep you from Heaven.  SIN EATS AT YOU LIKE A MAGOT EATING STINKING ROTTING FLESH!

Sin does not care if you are the smartest man on the planet or the most beautiful. It will find you…it will do its work on you and ultimately sweetheart you WILL pay the ultimate price!

But all I did was smoke a 🚬.  Yes, that’s all you did.  All Adam did was choose the beauty of his drop dead gorgeous wife over God all MIGHTY.  All Adam did was blow his testimony in front of his wife…all the while a stinking snake in a clever disguise of deception and deceit laughed and carried on knowing that Adam was one step closer to hell.

Was it with it?  Thrown from paradise? WAS IT WORTH IT?  Well all I did was…all I said was…

Is it a sin to cause your brother to stumble?

1 Thess 5:22

Rom 14:1-23

Col 2:8

1 Pet 5:8

Ga 5:13

1 Cor 8:9,13

Matt 18:16

Mark 9:42

Luke 17:1-14

STOP IT!  STOP IT! STOP IT!

IF YOUR PREACHER WONT TELL YOU I WILL!

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AMERICA FIRST

AMERICA FIRST

Pastor Kevin R. Airrington
June 22, 2016

I AM SO SICK OF THIS…I gotta say it!

We need to declare war on the Muslim Religion!   AMERICA was founded on CHRISTIAN principles. I get it, “religious freedom”…but let me make this is plain as possible.
THERE IS NO DOUBT WHO GOD AND HIS SON WAS TO THE FOUNDING FATHERS!
Yes, I understand there may have been some that may have been “less of a Christian” than others…but even Benjamin Franklin, probably the least Christian of all of them…quoted the Bible like the Son of God!  What’s your excuse, Christian?

Our founding documents are riddled with godly influence and the Holy Bible! Show me one statement that came from the unholy Quran? Do that and I will fall on my sword this instant.

And yes, I am aware of Spellberg’s book about Islam and the Founding Fathers.  She asserts that the Founders dealt with the same fears of Islam as we have today but they understood it.  She quotes:

[He] sais “neither Pagan nor Mahamedan [Muslim] nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion.” Thomas Jefferson, [quoting John Locke, 1776]”

Serious?  I am supposed to read that statement and believe Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States embraced Islam?  She is a LIAR…and besides this is Jefferson quoting John Locke.  And who is this “John Locke” anyway?  Mr. Lock was an Englishman…he was a doctor and a philosopher.  He is conserved to be the “Father of Liberalism”.  Is claim to fame was RELIGIOUS TOLORANCE.  In his letters on the subject three arguments come to light: (1) Earthly judges, the state in particular, and human beings generally, cannot dependably evaluate the truth-claims of competing religious standpoints; (2) Even if they could, enforcing a single “true religion” would not have the desired effect, because belief cannot be compelled by violence; (3) Coercing religious uniformity would lead to more social disorder than allowing diversity.

Yeah…. this John Locke is a freak…and is no doubt burning in a little place we like to call HELL!

Ms. Spellberg…well I think she has a room reserved next to Mr. Locke.  She is a LIAR and she is pushing her own agenda…Google her!  Her book is even a lie.  Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an.  The speculation is she wants us to believe that…Thomas Jefferson had a Qur’an on his night stand…read it every night…faced mecca 5 times daily and prayed to a false god named Allah!  Excuse me?  Toilet paper please!!!  Thomas Jefferson rewrote the Holy Bible not the unholy Qur’an.

She also likes to quote President George Washington…that would be the first President of the United States for all of you history challenged people.  Don’t worry…stick around, I’ll help you.  George Washington hired some workers to work at Mt. Vernon.  Da…that’s where he lived…ok… Washington said that he didn’t care where someone was from as long as they were good workers.  Now, Ms. Spellberg hangs her whole feeble lie on this statement by the First President.  She claimed he tolerated and loved Muslim’s.  No…he said…well let’s look at what he said exactomundo (that’s Kevineese for exactly), “If they are good workmen, they may be of Asia, Africa, or Europe. They may be Mahometans [Muslims], Jews or Christian of an[y] Sect, or they may be Atheists.”

She is a liar and a “stretch artist” …Kevin term.

JESUS called the Pharisees and the Sanhedrin dogs and pigs. he told us in Luke 22:36 to sell our cloak and buy a sword. I am thinking we should NOT be turning the other cheek on this Muslim problem.  We are at war!

Many of you have no idea how Islam got started. Let me tell you that story in a couple sentences.
Abraham, a Hebrew patriarch from whom all Jews and Christians and MUSLIMS trace their descent (Genesis 11:27–25:10), directed by God to leave his own country for another land.
His wife Sarai, was barren and could not have children. Now, God promised Abraham to just HOLD ON…you will be the father of many nations, God tells Abraham. Which…turned out to be true (from a demographic point of view and a religious point of view).
Abraham so desperately wanted a son. Now, how wife Sarai who loved him very much offered her handmaiden, Hagar, so that Abraham could have a son.

Now, listen, Abram (Abram is short for Abraham…like Rob for Robert) and Sarai is the same couple who were about to enter into Egypt, you know…the land of many gods. This is one of only 2 places in the Bible where it is permissible to lie…now, I am not saying we should lie…but to protect your family it may be permissible.

So, Abram tells his wife, “Say, I pray you, that you are my sister: that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.”  Hey…I don’t want to die so let’s lie and say you are my sister…if we don’t do that, they will kill me and take you.

Egypt in the Bible…I tell you is what God uses as a bad example…a place of evil.  God even told Israel, “don’t even send your king to Egypt to get a horse.”) Deuteronomy 17:16) Today, over 95% of Egypt’s population of roughly 85 million people are MUSLIM!!!!  About 80 million people follow the teaching of Muhammed the pedophile and his false god Allah!

So, Abram takes up his wife’s foolish offer and he has a child with Hagar.  That was decision number one that is bad for Abram.  He has a son and his name was Ishmael.  For a while everything was hunky dory…but Sarai…really began to hate Hagar.  Then…Sarai has a son, a miracle and his name was Isaac.

To make a long story short…Sarai gives Abram an ultimatum…either they go or I go!  So, mistake number two…Abram hands Hagar some biscuits and beef jerky and a canteen full of water and says…see ya!  Actually, it was not exactly what happened…but that is the gist of it.  Was it a mistake to send them away…yes and no…but understand Abraham was OBEYING God…so it must have been right.  However, kicking them out is what lead to our problems with the nation of Islam!

Isaac…that is the son that God tested Abram and told him to kill his son…and then He provide a ram in the thicket, sparing the young Isaac’s life.  Isaac became the Judeo-Christian faith and Ishmael became the Judeo-Muslim faith.   My personal feelings are Ishmael was dealing with some serious rejection and daddy issues…and he was filled with Satan…and decided to attack his daddy the best way he knew how…HIS FAITH IN GOD.  Isn’t that ALWAYS how it works Christian?  Someone is angry at you…right or wrong and the first thing they do is attack your FAITH IN THE ALMIGHTY!

“Some Christian you are!’  “I want nothing to do with your religion!”  “I thought you were supposed to be a man/woman of God.”  That’s about right isn’t? Although…I know they are usually littered with profanity.  The people that know the least about the Bible launce the worst attacks.

As far as we know Ishmael never saw Abraham again, although he was present at his funeral. (Genesis 25) In Genesis 21, God tells Abram to listen to his wife…and he tells him that his offspring shall be named after his son, Isaac.  God also promises that God will raise another nation under Ishmael. God absolutely kept His promises…in both instances.

Now, here is the kicker…. Hagar…WAS AN EGYPTIAN.  Ding ding ding…bells should be going off in your head…80 million descendants of Ishmael in Egypt today.

We are not the descendants of Ishmael…we are the descendants of Isaac…and both of these nations are at war!  AMERICA was not founded under the rights of every American to practice Islam.  But the rights to practice BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITYEphesians 2:19, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;”

We are a religion of turn the other cheek…however, Ishmael and his nation of Islam have declared war on us!  I understand that some of us are soldiers who fight on the front lines, others of us supply the front line with bullets, nourishment and prayer.  Figure out which you are supposed to do and pick up your sword!

Ecclesiastes 3:8 tells us very plainly that there is a time for peace and a time for war and this I assure you is NOT a time for peace.

WHAT ARE WE REALLY FIGHTING?

Mohammed, the founder of Islam who claims to be a direct descendant of Ishmael and Muslims, today, they view themselves as both the physical and the spiritual descendants of Ishmael. And so here you have this story, this incredible event that took place in this child’s life. Two thousand six hundred years after these events took place, a direct descendant of Ishmael named Mohammed birthed forth a new religion into the world. And what does the religion teach? … It teaches God is not a father. God has no Son. And, thirdly, Ishmael, not Isaac, is the heir with regard to the promises of God to the earth. The very things that those issues of rejection and woundedness and brokenness that took place in Ishmael’s life were preserved in that line and two thousand six hundred years later, a man named Mohammed goes into a cave, has an incredibly dark encounter with some sort of spiritual demon. It literally chokes the life out of him to where he feels as though he’s going to die, three times this presence comes over him and it demands of him to recite… On the third time, the words of the Qur’an begin to flow from the mouth of Muhammed.

Mohammed, himself, literally believed that he was demon-possessed. He was suicidal. He was terrified.”

Muhammed is a pedophile in the 10th degree.

Let me quote from two reports in Bukhari.

I m providing the link…not so you can read it and study it…but rather so you can verify what I am saying.  If you are sitting at the doctors and you have an extra 10 minutes…read your Bible not the unholy Quran!

“It is reported from Aisha that she said: The Prophet entered into marriage with me when I was a girl of six … and at the time [of joining his household] I was a girl of nine years of age.”

“Khadijah [first wife of Muhammad] died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. He stayed [alone] for two years or so. He married Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consummated [that means he had sex with her] that marriage when she was nine years old.”

I was speaking to a Bernie Saunders lover in the Seattle Airport; the conversation was pleasant enough…but his son told me that “according to their culture Muhammad was not a pedophile.”  Wasn’t a peda…are you kidding me?  SIX YEARS OLD…what does she have to be three to be considered a pedophile?  Disgusting. Muhammad only married widows and divorced women.  He had some 19 wives.  He even claimed that in Heaven Allah married him and Mary.  That’s right, the mother of Jesus.  Muhammad said Mary lived in a beautiful jeweled palace in Paradise next to Khadijah’s, his first wife.

Listen, I know the Muslims love to quote the Holy Bible…and say that young virgins are okay…they often quote 1 Kings 1:1-4.  It is at the end of Kind David’s life…he needed some help…what kind of help…I have no idea…the Bible said that they found a young virgin named Abishag.  The Bible records that David could not keep warm and she laid next to him in bed to keep him warm.  It is clear from the text he did not have sex with her.  And even if they did…it would seem that she was young not 6 years old.  They also like to discuss the most famous marriage in the Bible.  The marriage of Joseph and Mary.  Mary the mother of Jesus and His step-father, Joseph.   We know that Mary was at the “tender” age of 14.  First, I would like to point out that FOURTEEN IS NOT SIX YEARS OLD!  Even in America, we used to marry much younger.  Now we tell them to wait!  Wait until you are 30…when you have a house, 2 cars in the garage and making $100,000. a year. So stupid.  I am not saying marry at 14…but my goodness…we say, “don’t have sex, don’t yank yourself (figure it out), don’t look at porn, practice CLEAN dating and well do all that and wait until you are 30.  Gimme a break!  It’s not working…is it?

Paul said we must control our own bodies in holiness and honor.   He also said that it is better to marry than to burn. Again, I am not saying, “walk your daughter down the aisle at 14!”  But I am saying, “teach them to control their own bodies with holiness and honor…and marry when the time is right for them so that they do not burn with passion…or WORSE!”

Make no mistake, Muslims marry young…they rape…they murder…they terrorize…ALL IN THE NAME OF ALLAH!

Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:39 to not resist an evil person, but to turn the other cheek.

The unholy Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing…but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshiping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)” (Translation is from the Noble Quran).

Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).

What am I saying?  I am saying that Islam comes straight from hell. And we are breading a bunch of wiener dog Christians that wear pink panties…and they in a bunch! We need to raise up soldiers…men and women of God that WILL sell their cloak and buy a sword.  Now, I understand…not all of us are soldiers…I get it.  I may be stupid but I am not dumb er um something like that.  But the LEAST you could do is pray…. the LEAST you can do is read your Bible…the LEAST you can do is tell SOMEONE ABOUT JESUS!

Now, I am about to say something that may shock you!

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is expected to outstrip Christianity by the end of the century. The number of Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the world’s population from now until 2050.

You JACKASS!  Hee Haw!!!  What in the world are you doing about it Christian?  That means, that millions of people will go to HELL…and it just may be your fault.  This is WAR!  Not a time for tolerance.  Show me where JESUS said we should be tolerant?  I am so sick of hearing about tolerance.  Hell is running rampant…and the Church is silent.  Of course that building you go to gossip and get free food is silent…  but the Church isn’t a building is it?  The Church is people…the Church is you and I!

We need to declare war on the Muslim’s.  Now I am not saying we should not be neighborly.  I don’t care who a man calls god…that is between him and God.  But, I can still be a good neighbor…be a good Christian and show the love of God.

I saw this movie [one free month subscription to about 5000 Christian movies on David A.R. White‘s Pure Flix] once…it was about a Muslim coming to America and staying with a friend of his.  This friend was a “Christian”.  The Christian decided he was going to do all he could to convert his Muslim friend to Christianity.  He worked really hard…he read the Qur’an…and studied all about the Muslim religion.

Every day, 5 times a day the Muslim would pray…although the Christian saw him praying he had other things to do…too busy to pray.  The Christian never missed an opportunity to talk to the Muslim about the cult he was in and how the Qur’an was not real and how the Muslim should become a “Christian”.  One day the Christian is watching TV…and without even looking up at his Muslim friend…he asked him, “Will you go to church with me this Sunday?”  The polite Muslim said, “I might…would you go to Mosque with me?”  The Muslim sat there…and the Christian flipped through the channels on the TV.

Finally, the Muslim could not take it anymore.  He scorns his Christian friend and says, “Are you trying to convert me to your religion?”  The Christian friend stammered and stuttered…had no idea how he should answer.  Then the Muslim said, “How much did you read my Qur’an…and study my religion?”  Again, the Christian had no real answers…and then the Muslim said, “all this time you have been studying me…trying to take me down…trying to convert me…but you were not reading your Holy Bible…you were never praying…why would I convert to Christianity…I just don’t think it is real?”  For the first time the Christian had an answer for his Muslim friend.  He said, “I don’t know!”

This war needs to be fought by Christians reading the Bible (preferably the King James) and praying.  We cannot win this war if you are not equipped to defend the Gospel for the sake of Christ. We cannot win the war if you do not pick up sword and clash steel with the enemy!

The Muslim religion is not a religion of peace.  I don’t care what George W. Bush or Obama says.  They seek to kill and destroy us!  Today they are cutting the heads of Christian school girls!  Not just cutting them off…they are sawing their heads off with knives while they are alive.

It’s time.  It’s time to put America First.  This war cannot be fought or won by secular humanism.  It will need to be fought with the army of the Lord.  The next president whoever he/she is will need to understand that we are in a war.  They will need to attack Islam head on and by God if locking the country down is what we need to do then let’s do it!

I fly to Seattle at least once a year.  It never fails…some 20-year-old Middle Eastern map gets waived through security…while I enjoy a full cavity check.   We don’t want to be offensive.  We want to be respectful…we would never want to stereotype. Seriously?  These are the people killing us…I just cannot imagine King David, General George Washington, General Robert E. Lee, General Stonewall Jackson, General US Grant, General John Pershing or General George Smith Patton not naming and killing the enemy.    We are already at war!  But we have chosen to, one: NOT NAME OUR ENEMY and two: NOT DESTROY OUR ENEMY.  When Moses and the Israelite’s were wondering in the desert for 40 years…they became a mighty army and as they took the promised land…God commanded them to kill everyone: man, woman, child and livestock.

Will you sell your cloak and buy a sword?  Will you stand up for your Christian values or will you cower in a corner and wet your pants?  Will you speak out and destroy our enemy?  Will you not allow Satan a foothold in your city…in your state…in your country?  On this earth.  I know…it’s dangerous.  Tell that to Sam Childers, The Machine Gun Preacher…he is a bad boy of the worst kind…finally, he gives his life to Christ.  Things are still rough for him but a change is taking place in his heart.

He ends up going to Uganda, Africa with some missionaries to put his construction talents to work.  During his visit he befriends a freedom fighter…who takes him on a tour of the village of Yei, Southern Sudan. …smack in the middle of a civil war.  He purchases property right in the middle of that war…everyone told him that it was too dangerous…that he will be killed.  He said, he did not care…that this was going to happen…he started an orphanage for children.  Construction begins…shortly thereafter in the night they find themselves under attack by the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army, a brutal rebel militia that had kidnapped 30 thousand children and murdered hundreds of thousands of villagers.)

They successfully survive and repel the attack.  However, not without loss of innocent life and the orphanage is burnt to the ground…every hut…every building.   He calls his wife, Lynn to tell her what happened.  He says, “It’s too hard”.  This wise, strong woman tells the once tough…now a little soft, made so the children of Sudan tells her husband, “God has called you to greatness…now STOP YOUR CRYING and build it again!”  Pastor Sam puts on his big boy panties and he rescues more kids and rebuilds his orphanage.

In spite of the odds…he stands firm.  In about 2011…he fired an employee.  The list of offenses was long…but one of them was, this employee had sex with someone that worked at the orphanage and got her pregnant.  After the firing the disgruntled former employee bean attacking and lying about the conditions of the children…no food…etc.  Christian Today, took a camera crew and went to see for themselves.  What they found was plenty of food in the kitchen…happy children…and in general good health.  And it’s 2016 and he is still there…taking his ministry into other countries of Africa.

He has fought rebel armies…lies of the devil!  This CHRISTIAN Preacher…may sleep with his Bible and an AK-47 but he truly is in the heart of the devil’s camp. 97% of the Sudanese population adheres to the Muslim religion.  My guess is the nearly 3% remaining are Christians that work for Pastor Sam.

Pastor Sam against all odds…puts a sword to the neck of his enemies.  He stands up to his critiques…will you?  Or are you just another spineless Christian?

One of the ways we can put the sword to the neck of our enemies is to elect Donald Trump to the highest office of the land.   Trump alone understands America.  He understands our enemy and he can do for our economy what he has done in his businesses.  Trump is the only one that wants to build a wall…stop the massive flow of Muslims into our country…he has the only plan to keep us safe!  Look at the terrorist attacks in our country since 9/11.  Say what you will of George W. Bush…but he kept us safe.  Do you think Putin would ever order Russian Fighter Jets to buzz our naval ships in international water if he feared America?  He knows this is no longer the country of the people, by the people and Obama is a joke to him!

I think he both respects Trump and fears him.  Trump is a wild card…unpredictable.  One of the things our enemies have wrote about us in previous wars is…America was unpredictable and lead to them winning the war.

When you are in a firefight…continually move closer to your enemy…he will not expect it and he will see the determination in your eyes…move in close and shoot him dead…in the head!  Don’t misunderstand me…am I promoting a war on Islam with real bullets?  Yes, and no…if it comes to that then yes, ABSOLUTELY.  However, I believe that we can hit them hard through prayer and outspoken soldiers of Christ!  Heaven forbid you DO NOTHING and we wake up and America is 97% Muslim!

I guarantee you that we will win this war…but only if we stand up and we serve God…and fight our enemy.  Make no mistake, the Islam Nation WANTS YOU DEAD!  There is no “Peaceful Muslim Religion!”

That my friends is a fairy tale.  Listen close…when the pundits and the President get on TV and they use the words, Muslim, a peaceful religion.” …grab hold to something a fairy tale will be told.  This is a false religion full of hate and war.  We need to call it what it is!  Start putting America First!

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FOOLS

FOOLS

Proverbs 3:6, “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Do not argue with an ass it makes you a fool! IN Numbers 22 in the Bible we read about a man named Balaam. This fella was turned all around backwards going the wrong way. This fool was ignoring God and only wanting to please himself. Sound like anyone you know. Oh uh uh no! Put that finger back…and remember there are four fingers pointing right back at you. This jackass wouldn’t listen so God did something incredible; He spoke to Balaam through his ass. Oh come on really? His donkey…sheeshe. Balaam becomes furiously angry at his ass. Balaam argued with his ass and finally nearly beat it to death. Then, just in time to save the ass’s live Balaam FINALLY Realized it was the Almighty trying to speak to him. God’s purpose was to set Balaam back on the right path.

When we are hell-bent on on going our own way…when we are on a self-destruction path sometimes God will go to extraordinary means to get our attention Sometimes He may use our finances to jolt us into reality and send us in the right direction or he may bless us with a rebellious child. Our first impulse may be to get angry and beat the messenger, but this may be foolish my friend. Perhaps, taking the time to listen to God and seeking His guidance just might be the way to go.

Is God trying to get your attention to keep you from making a fool of yourself? Take time to listen and He’ll change your course and get you where you need to go.

HAPPY ATHEIST DAY!

Psalm 14:1, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”

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INNER PEACE

INNER PEACE

Rev. Kevin R. Airrington
Isaiah 25:4

With all the unrest in the world today, in this Presidential Race and certainly I am feeling a storm brewing in my personal life I think that today is a good day to draw on that peace that surpasses all understanding.

Friends, ultimate peace is not the absence of storms, but inner peace in the middle of the storm. Hear me this morning, you will never find lasting inner peace until you find peace with God. You will find peace in spite of life’s storms when you surrender to God.

Have you found that peace? I hope that you will. Knowing Christ as your Lord is the beginning of the peace that surpasses all understanding.

MEMORIZE Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

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TRUTH

TRUTH

Rev. Kevin R. Airrington

Does it offend thee when I speak the truth?

Good. It is supposed to offend you…that is how you know you don’t have it.

“Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29

Now, who is TRUTH? Jesus said that He was. John 14:6. By His very nature He is offensive. And that’s how you know you don’t have Him.

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THE BIBLE

THE BIBLE

Rev. Kevin Airrington

Who among you can say will all honesty that you are a Christian?
Who among you can say with absolute honesty that you love the Bible?
Who among you can say with absolute honesty that you are a Christian and you love the Bible and can say you read it every day?

The truth of the matter is if you are truly a Christian you will read your Bible daily and you will do one other thing. Can any of you guess the second without hesitation? If you are a true Christian you will read the Bible and you will pray!!! If you do not…you are NOT a Christian.

“KEVIN, DON’T JUDGE ME!” Here we go again. Not going to go into that…except to read my essay called, “JUDGING AMY!” Which, in all honesty…needs to be updated…but the truth has never changed,,,just may need to add a little more.

Okay…stop being so serious…here are some fun facts you can impress your friends at the next birthday party…maybe you can make it into a drinking game! Doh! Did I just say that?

I sure did…perhaps if you won’t read your Bible or your won’t pray…then you can turn able trivia into a drinking game…hey, “faith cometh through hearing and hearing through the Word of God.” Okay…that is a Bible Scripture…(Romans 10:17)…and while you are at it…try this one one too: (Isaiah 55:11)…Can you cut n paste that one?

Okay…now the fun stuff:

When I say BIBLE…I mean…THE BIBLE…the one we read in English…the King James Bible or Authorized Bible. I am not referring to the modern mistranslations: i.e.; NIV, ASV, NASV, NASB, NLT, ESV, TM, TLB, NWT, etc.

You will want to get my new book…soon to be out on Hardback: HISTORY OF THE BIBLE.

Now, I will make reference to some English Bibles (and yes, there were plenty before the 1611 Bible)…but I will name the specifically. If I mention a bible instead of the Bible (Notice the BIG B and little b? That is deliberate) …I will name it…but just so there are NO MISUNDERSTANDING…I am referring to the 1611 Authorized Version…you know…The Bible. smile emoticon

Wow…I keep saying..”FUN” so lets get to the fun!

The Bible is actually a library of 66 books, written by 44 authors over a period of about 1500 years. The 39 books of the Old Testament were composed between 1400 and 400 B.C., the 27 books of the New Testament between A.D. 50 and A.D. 100. (Not CE and BCE…sheesh).

When the Bible was first written, there were no chapters or verses as today. In fact, many of the early, handwritten manuscripts were written without spaces between the words! Stephen Langton divided the Bible into chapters about A.D. 1228. The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in A.D. 1448, and Robert Stephanus divided the New Testament into verses in A.D. 1551. The first complete Bible with chapter and verse divisions was the Geneva Bible of A.D. 1560.

BOOKS OF THE BIBLE:

Old Testament: 39 books
New Testament: 27 books
Complete Bible: 66 books
Middle book of the Old Testament: Proverbs
Middle book of the New Testament: 2 Thessalonians

VERSES:

Old Testament: 23,214 verses
New Testament: 7,959 verses
Complete Bible: 31,173 verses
Middle verse of the Bible: Psalms 103:1,2
Middle verse of the Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 20:17
Middle verse of the New Testament: Acts 17:17
Shortest verse of the Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 1:25
Shortest verse of the New Testament: “Jesus wept.” John 11:35; “Rejoice evermore” 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Longest verse in the Bible: Esther 8:9
Verse containing all letters of the alphabet except “J”: Ezra 7:21
Verse containing all letters of the alphabet except “Q”: Daniel 4:37
Verses most alike: Psalm 107:8,15,21, 31

CHAPTERS:

Old Testament: 929
New Testament: 260
Entire Bible: 1,189
Middle chapter of Old Testament: Job 29
Middle chapter of New Testament: Romans 13
Middle and shortest chapter of Bible: Psalms 117
Longest chapter in the Bible: Psalm 119
Chapters that are most alike: 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37

WORDS:

In the Old Testament: 592,439 words
In the New Testament: 181,253 words
Complete Bible: 773, 692 words
Longest word in the Bible (18 letters): Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1)
Words occurring only once in the Bible: eternity (Isaiah 57:15); grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5); gnat (Matthew 23:24)

THE BIBLE IS HISTORICALLY ACCURATE:

here were several secular historians who wrote about the events of the New Testament at the same time the Bible was being written. Josephus is the most well-known of them. He was a Jewish historian. Tacitus was a Roman historian who would have no benefit from not telling the truth. Both these men, as well as others, can be used to back up the historical accuracy of the Bible.

There are historical discoveries regularly coming to light that continue to support the accuracy of the Bible. Merrill Unger, who compiled a Bible dictionary wrote, “Old Testament archeology has rediscovered whole nations, resurrected important peoples, and in a most astonishing manner filled in historical gaps, adding immeasurably to the knowledge of Biblical backgrounds.”

NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER:

Historically it has been said that the Bible is the most sold book of all time. It is regularly on various best seller lists.

The Bible has been translated into more than 1,200 languages.

THE BIBLE NEVER CONTRADICTS ITSELF:

Think about that for just a second. First, that is just not me saying it…that is just not being hopeful…people devote their life to finding contradictions.

Yes, nothing…and considering these statistics:

66 books, written by 44 authors over a period of about 1500 years. How in the world did 44 Kings, Queens, Tent Makers, Tax Collectors, Pastors, Apostles, Evangelists, Shepards, a Doctor, Prime Minsiters and a Royal Cupbearer (Nehemiah). As the Bible was written over such a lengthy span of time, most of the writers did not personally know one another, nor live in the same eras.

So, David couldn’t call Luke and on his cell phone and say, “Luke, what did you get on answer number 27?” And Luke would be able to answer back, “I don’t know if that was Job or Obediah. I’ll tell you what buddy, let me check with John and I will text you later.” Serious! And you might say, “Oh that’s so stupid Kevin, I knew they didn’t have cell pones.” But I bet you didn’t know that Luke would not be able to look it up on the Internet! smile emoticon

See I told you this would be fun!

By the way…okay…now this may not be fun…and you may not want me to say it…but I think it MUST be said.

While it is true…there is not a SINGLE contradiction in the Bible…that is the King James Bible…

There are contradictions in these modern bibles.

Here is one…just one. And it is a good one!

The ESV (English Standard Version)..not a Translation per-say…it was a revision of a revision designed to bridge the gap between the NIV (New International Version) and the King James Bible. Their goal was to keep the easy to read NIV (which this is not even true…but this is their words so we go with it)…but the problem is the NIV is not very accurate…even the Zondervan (Publisher of the NIV and the Satanic Bible) folks admit this…and they TRIED to correct it in 2005 and then just 6 years later the NIV encounter another revision in 2011. We can get into those details later…

But the ESV folks wanted a Bible easy to read, “like the NIV” and accurate, “Like the King James Bible”.

So they take the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version), which was a revision of the RSV (Revised Standard Version) which was a Catholic revision of the King James Bible (er, sort of). Which was derived from the ASV (American Standard version) Are you confused? LOL Me too my friend. I go into detail in my book.

So…bottom line:

The ESV…is a version of the bible that was easy to read like the NIV (cough) but maintained the accuracy of the King James version. That part should be clear.

Anyway, the ESV failed…and failed hard!

Let me ask you? Who killed Goliath? Are you sure? Come on…really who killed him? I know I have posted this before…

Was it David? The Shepard…the Harp Player for King Saul or was it Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim that killed Goliath?

According to the ESV, Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim killed Goliath.

Look it up for yourself: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/…

2 Samuel 21:19, ” And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, struck down Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.” (English Standard Version, ESV)

2 Samuel 21:19, “And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.” (King James Bible, KJB)

ESV says that Elhanan killed Goliath. King James Bible says that David Killed Goliath.  The KJB says Elhanan killed Goliath’s brother.  Which is correct?

Let’s see…

1 Samuel 17:50 in the KJB we first learn that David Killed Goliath! Then In the KJB we get a confirmation in 2 Samuel 21:19…Again DAVID KILLED GOLIATH.

The ESV in 1 Samuel 17:50 and the ESV in 2 Samuel 21:19 are in contradiction.

But it is worst than that.

In 1 Chronicles 20:5 the KJB says that Elhanan killed the brother of Goliath and guess what…the ESV in 1 Chronicles 20:5 says that Elhanan killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath.

So in the ESV they have created not one but two contradictions… and there are many other contradictions in the ESV and other bibles.

So when you hear about contradictions in the bible they are EXACTLY RIGHT!!!  However, you will NEVER see a contraction in the Bible!!!

For more…see the chapter in my Hardbound Book: HISTORY OF THE BIBLE in the chapter on contradictions.

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That’s Him!

That’s Him!

Matthew 11:1-6

In Matthew 11 we find John the Baptist at the lowest moment of his life. He is in Herod’s prison and he has been there for some time. In fact, things go from worse to bad…er…bad to worse or something like that.  After about 16 months of being in jail, John was beheaded. As he sits in that dungeon, Satan has time to introduce doubt into the mind of John concerning the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Isn’t that just like the devil?  COmes at us when we are at our worse.  John begins to question whether or not Jesus is really the Messiah.   You don’t hear too many preachers teaching about this side of John the Baptist…Of course, John had not always doubted! There was a time early in the ministry of our Lord that John was well acquainted with just Who Jesus was, John 1:29; John 3:30.

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

and

He must increase, but I must decrease

Now, there is a little question in His mind. So, John sends his disciples to ask Jesus if He is the messiah or not. Jesus responds by telling John’s disciples to go an tell John that Jesus is healing the sick, raising the dead and preaching the Gospel to sinners. In other words, Jesus is telling John, “I’m Him!

I want you to know that there are times when I can sympathize with John. Surely, we all entertain doubts every now and then. If it were possible, I would like to go to John this and have him take a little trip with me.  If I could, I would take John to some places and show him some things about Jesus. When I had done that I can almost hear John saying now, “That’s Him! That’s Him!“. Well, I can’t take John to those places, but you and I can go.  If you are willing, come with me, I want to take you on a little trip and show you some truths about Jesus that should leave us all saying, “That’s Him!

  1. THAT’S HIM IN CREATION

(Let’s go back To The Beginning)

Jesus quoted from Genesis probably more than any other book of the Bible.

  1. His Presence In Creation – (Genesis 1:1)
  2. His Power In Creation – (Colossians 1:16; John 1:10)
  3. His Purpose In Creation – (Genesis 1:26)
  4. That’s Him In Creation
  5. THAT’S HIM IN THE CRADLE

(Let’s go Back To BethlehemLuke 2:1-10)

  1. The Mystery Of His Birth – (John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:5-8)
  2. The Ministry Of His Birth – (Matthew 1:21; Luke 19:10; Matthew 20:28)
  3. The Majesty Of His Birth – (Philippians 2:5-8)
  4. That’s Him In Creation
  5. That’s Him In The Manger

III. THAT’S HIM IN CONTROL

(Let’s travel to the worst moments in human history)

  1. He Controls Disaster – (John 6:15-21)
  2. He Controls Difficulties – (Ill. Bread – John 6:5-14; Fire – Daniel 3; Lions – Daniel 6)
  3. He Controls Disease – (Matthew 11:5; Luke 4:18 – Jesus healed the blind, the lame, the diseased, the crippled. No disease had the power to stand in the way of His power.)
  4. He Controls Death – (He raised Jairus’ daughter – Luke 8:41-56; He raised the widow’s son – Luke 7:11-16; He raised Lazarus – John 11:43-44) (Ill. He still holds the power over death – John 11:25-26; Revelation 1:18.)
  5. That’s Him In Creation
  6. That’s Him In The Manger

III. That’s Him In Control

  1. THAT’S HIM ON THE CROSS

(Let’s go to war)

  1. His Pain – (Ill. Isaiah 53:4-7; Ill. All He suffered for us!)
  2. His Payment – (I Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 1:5)
  3. His Promise – (Romans 5:6-8; 1 John 2:2; Romabs 10:13; John 6:37)
  4. That’s Him In Creation
  5. That’s Him In The Manager

III. That’s Him In Control

  1. That’s Him On The Cross
  2. THAT’S HIM WEARING THE CROWN

(Ok…get back on the bus and let’s head over to the The Best Day)

  1. His Resurrection – (Matthew 28:1-6; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25)
  2. His Return – (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
  3. His Reign – (Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 10:12; Revelation 19:16)

That’s Him!  We have traveled from Manger to Cross, to resurrection and now to glory.  Jesus is everything that the saint or the sinner needs. That’s Him!  Like John and like Thomas (we have not talked about him…but we all know who Thomas is)…we all have a doubt…but Jesus is exactly who He claimed to be.

Them Thomas thrust his hhand in Jesus’ side…and place his finger in His scared hand, he exclaimed, “My Lord and my God!”, John 20:28

Peter answering Jesus’ question, “Who do you say I am?”   … Peter says,  “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  Matthew 16:16

Phillip said, “If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God!” Acts  8:37

His enemies declared Him to be God…not a god, but GOD, “The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.John 10:33

Isaiah (Old testament Prophet), “ For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.“, Isaiah 9:6

King David claimed Jesus is Lord, “He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,” Matthew 22:43

The Apostle Paul, “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:Colossians 1:15

Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:58

Why is this important?  Because God gave Himself the same title when speaking to Moses, “I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.Exodus 3:14

Jesus, and perhaps the most compelling, said, “ I and my Father are one.John 10:30

1 John 5:7, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

John 1:1, 1:14,  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.“, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

THAT’S HIM!

If you are not saved, let me just point out this fact: That’s Him! If you are saved, but need God’s help in your life today, let me remind you: That’s Him!  Whatever you need, wherever you are in your walk of life, all you need to know today is this: That’s Him!

It all comes down to this: If you need as Savior, That’s Him. If you need a friend, that’s Him. If you have a need that must be met: that’s Him. If you need forgiveness, that’s Him. If you want to miss Hell and go to Heaven, that’s Him. Whatever you need: that’s Him!

Jesus is the Living God!  That’s Him and He has the power to save to the uttermost!  (Hebrews 7:25) That’s Him!

Final Conclusion: Who did God the Father say Jesus was? “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.” Hebrews 1:8 THAT’S HIM!

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