You are being scammed!


Constantin von Tischendorf in 1870

Tischendorf (he “found” the Codex Sinaiticus in the “trash”) claimed the Codex Sinaiticus has more than 14,800 corrections or changes, making it the most corrected manuscript in existence.

About the same time the Codex Vaticanus was “discovered” is described as a 4th Century Text, however, under scrutiny it’s clear it was almost entire text has been overwritten by a 15th Century Scribe!

These two fake text would primarily become the Critical Text used by Westcott & Hort to create all these Modern Trashlations, such as; NIV, ESV, NASV, NWT, NLT, CEV, CSV, AMP, NKJV, WEB, and and nearly 300 more!

Still trust your Bible? 14,800 corrections and changes!!!

Come on Christians…think! You are being scammed!

ALL MODERN TRASHLATIONS (ESV, NLT, NIV, AMP, NASV, etc.) Use these manuscripts.

ALL OF THE MODERN TRASHLATIONS (NWT, ESV, NASV, NLT, NIV, CEV, AMP, etc.) use these faulty manuscripts. Check your bible right now. Is it missing Mark 16:9-20 (The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Great Commission [Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel…], The Ascension of Jesus Christ — DELETED!)? It may be marked with [brackets], italicized or footnoted (a) telling you that it does not belong there.

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Is the Fish a “Christian” symbol?


Better Google: ‘Egyptian fish god” and perhaps STOP using it.

Are crosses Christian symbols?

(1.) 97.9% of the time the people wearing a cross are NOT a Christian.

(2.) The cross was NEVER intended to be a religious symbol.

(3.) If you Dad or your son got the electric chair would you wear an electric chair around your neck to remember them?

Available from www.passthewordkjb.com

(4.) The cross is a symbol that predates Christ. The symbol is associated with Tammuz from the Babylonian Religion. (Babylonian Mystery Religion, p. 51) or Babylon Religion by David W. Daniels.

From Babylon, the cross spread to other nations and was associated with paganism long before Jesus’ crucifixion in A.D. 31

(5.) a. It was a shameful instrument of death (Hebrews 12:2).
b. While the apostles preached “the cross [stauros]” as part of the history of Christ’s ministry for our sakes (1 Corinthians 1:17-18), it was not something they idolized

(6.) What does the Bible teach about wearing any religious symbol?

Under the Old Covenant that God made with ancient Israel, God instructed them to wear reminders of their faith upon their hands (Deuteronomy 6:8; 11:18). In fulfillment of this command, phylacteries, small leather boxes containing scriptural passages, were traditionally worn by Jewish men during their morning weekday prayers. However, many did this to “appear” religious to those around them. (Matthew 23:5)

(7.) During His New Testament ministry, Jesus taught His followers to display their spirituality through their actions and deeds (Matthew 5:16). Under the New Covenant, ushered in by Christ, God’s laws are to be written on our hearts—that is, in our minds (Hebrews 8:10; 10:16).

Wearing a gold cross does not make you a Christian any more than sitting in a garage makes you are car.

If you would like to learn more about the history of the cross and how this pagan symbol entered Christianity, read chapters 6 and 7 of Ralph Woodrow’s book, Babylon Mystery Religion. These two chapters are respectively titled “Is the Cross a Christian Symbol?” and “Constantine and the Cross.”

Order Babylon Religion and I will include the digital copies of the Books:

1. Babylon Mystery Religion
2. A Woman Rides The Beast (Available from http://www.passthewordkjb.com .)

Absolutely free. Just mention you saw this on Facebook.

* I have no way of knowing if the persons depicted in the attached photos are saved or not. The point is wearing a cross does not make you saved. The bigger the cross does not make you more saved any more than wearing more than one cross. Christians need to be careful about the symbols the idolize and glorify.

The NKJV has a satanic symbol as it’s logo! That is an essay for another day.

St. Christopher Talisman. For Protection?


Beware of talisman and symbols. St. Christopher cannot protect you any more than my grandfather can…and they are both dead! Jesus is alive…you want a symbol? Look to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith!

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Servant vs. slave

Why do new versions, & even well-meaning preachers, wrongfully refer to Christians as “slaves”?

In the KING JAMES BIBLE the word “doulos” is always translated “servant”. This is consistent with the dictionary definition of servant. WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY defines a servant as “one who exerts himself for the benefit of another. So, calling us servants of Christ is very accurate.

The word “slave”, as used by modern trashlations such as the; NIV, NKJV, NASV, ESV, CEV, RSV, etc. is defined by WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY as a person held in bondage, one who has lost control of himself, no freedom of action.

I have been saved for 30 years, I would certainly not describe my relationship with my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, as someone who has “lost control, no freedom of action, a drudge. The NIV and NASV, in Ephesians 6:6 and several other places, call us “slaves of Christ”, instead of “servants of Christ”.

We know that we are “servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart” (Ephesians 6:6). We do it because we love Him and because we want to do it. Leviticus 25:39-46 differentiates between “hired servant” and bond slaves, indicating that God’s children are never to be seen as bond slaves!

In fact, Jesus said, “Hensforth I call you not servants…but I have called you friends (John 15:15).

The switch from the original “servants” to the corrupt “slaves” can be traced from its use by heretics to its sad adoption by mainstream Christians.

Acts 2

1.) GOTHIC BIBLE 1st – 7th Centuries, ‘SERVANTS’
2.) ANGLO-SAXON BIBLE 700 – 900 A.D., ‘SERVANT’
3.) WYCLIFFE, TYNDALE, GREAT BIBLE & BISHOPS BIBLES 900 – 1611, ‘SERVAUNT’
4.) KING JAMES BIBLE 1611, ‘SERVANT’
……………………………………………………………………………………..

5.) JAMES STRONG 1890, ‘SLAVES’
6.) NEW AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION* 1969, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1877, 1995, ‘BONDLAVES’
7.) NEW WORLD TRANSLATION (Jehovah’s Witness Bible) 1961, ‘SLAVES’
8.) NEW AMERICAN BIBLE (Roman Catholic) 1970, 1986, ‘SLAVES’
9.) NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION, 1989, 1993 (ALL VERSIONS), ‘SLAVES’
10.) INTERNATIONAL STANDARD VERSION 1995, ‘SLAVES’
11.) NEW LIVING TRANSLATION 1996, ‘SLAVES’
12.) HOLMAN CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE 2000, ‘SLAVES’
13.) ERNESTLY CONTEND FOR THE FAITH; BOOK OF JUDE 2002, ‘SLAVES’
14.) JUBILEE BIBLE 2000, 2001, 2010, ‘SLAVES’
15.) NEW CENTURY VERSION 2005, ‘SLAVES’
16.) THE EXPANDED BIBLE 2011, ‘SLAVES”
17.) NEW TESTAMENT FOR EVERYONE 2011, ‘SLAVES’
18.) LEXHAM ENGLISH BIBLE 2012, ‘SLAVES’
19.) TREE OF LIFE VERSION 2015, ‘SLAVES’

Question? Why is it that virtually all English Bibles from 1611 on back say the virtually same thing, at the same time ALL bibles printed after 1881 say something different, contradicting one another, changed missing or added words and verses…making the ESV different from the NIV…the NKJV different from the CEV…however, the modern trashlations tend to agree more with the NWT (Jehovah’s Witness bible) than they do with the KJB…the Bible of the Apostles.

Ever ask that question? Did you know that?

MIND BLOW: Even a sinner is a “servant of sin” (John 8:34). In the occult and New Age movement they slander us Christians and call us “slaves”. This and other “anti-Christian” graffiti was found written on an alter where satanic sacrifices took place, as reported by The San Antonio Express News.

For more on this, see the books, “New Age Bible” and “Language of the King James Bible”.

*NASV – 10 REVISED VERSIONS….NEARLY EVERY YEAR! THEY JUST CAN’T SEEM TO GET IT RIGHT, I GUESS!

Pass the Word KJB
www.passthewordkjb.com

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A GLORIOUS church, Pastor mike gass

A Study of the Origin, Identity, Heritage, and Integrity of the New Testament Church

I usually do not quote books.
But I just have to share this. It’s a book from Pastor Emeritus Dr. Mike Gass an Evangelist from Harvest Baptist Church, Medford, Oregon. His book, “A Glorious Church”. Available from Striving Together ( https://strivingtogether.com/products/a-glorious-church ). If you have questions or comments you can reach Pastor Emeritus Dr. Mike Gass of Harvest Baptist Temple:
mkgass@hbtmedford.org.

I found both humor and truth in this excerpt.

Page 72-73 [May be subject to copyright]

“A few years ago, I had the privilege of going to Israel and visiting the Jordan River. …we watched many people…being baptized in that river. I was a little amused that so many wanted to be baptized in that river. …the [baptizing] pastor asked a question and they, in turn, would whisper something in his ear.

…it became obvious he was asking them in what manner they preferred to be baptized. Some had chosen to be sprinkled, some to have water poured on their head (affusion), while still others had just their faces placed in the water (in an effort to protect their hair). Some baptized three times forward, others three times backward; some dunked themselves by sitting down in the water. They were all so very excited… [Hahaha]

This scene I have described to you would cause little grief to most Christians today. Yet, once again it demonstrates the great confusion that exists today among Christians. The Greek word “baptizo” literally means “to immerse”. It does not mean sprinkle, pour, or partially immerse. It is only through immersion that we are able to demonstrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord. This is the proper mode of baptism and this alone! …Baptism by definition, by example and by command requires that a man be immersed. Any other mode is not baptism at all.”

I would add…getting baptized in the Jordan River may be considered generally as idolatry. An exception might be if you were in Israel….got saved and jumped in the Jordan River out of obedience and convenience (see Acts 8:37, missing from modern translations).

But wherever you choose to get baptized for heaven’s sake…you need to get wet! All the way under…immersed. Not 3 times forwards or backward. One will do. 🙂 Quit making a mockery out of Jesus Christ, the King James Bible and our believes.

Hey, buy his book…I really enjoyed it and I believe you will too.

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Does the Church have the power and authority to forgive your sins?

“There is no offense, however serious, that Church cannot forgive.”, Catholic Catechism, Pg. 256, #982

“By Christ’s will, the Church posseses the power to forgive sins of the baptized…”, Pg. 257, #986

“Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?”, Mark 2:7

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”, Ephesians 4:32

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”, Hebrews 4:16

This verse LOUDLY proclaims that forgiveness of sins comes from God’s throne, not the Church…

“Indeed bishops who are their successors, and priests, the bishops’ collaborators, continue to exercise this ministry. Indeed bishops and priests, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders, have the power to forgive all sins “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”, Pg. 255, #1461

“The Church must be able to forgive all penitents their offenses, even if they should sin until the last moment of their lives.” , Pg. 255, #979

The psalmist went straight to God:

“I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.”, Psalm 32:5

“Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.”, Psalm 25:18

And also in Psalm 51.

God never called us to go through a church for forgiveness.

Psalm 86:5, Colossians 3:13

Why then would the Catholic Church INSIST that forgiveness of sins is ONLY available through her?

“Were there no forgiveness of sins in the Church, there would be no hope of life to come or eternal liberation. Let us thank God who has given his Church such a gift.”, Pg. 256, #983

The Bible I read teaches is to look to Jesus for our salvation and forgiveness…the Catholic Church once again is in conflict with your Bible!

You are in bondage to the Catholic Church if you call yourself Catholic…whether you think so or not!

The BIBLE or the Catholic Church…which side will you choose?

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AGE OF THE EARTH

Jesus said that Adam was made in the beginning (Matthew 19:4, Mark 10:6) Genesis 1 says Adam was created on day 6.

Real slow… 🙂

The earth was 6 days old when God created the Adam.

Genesis 5 (KJB)

Adam was 130 when he begat Seth. The earth was 130 years old when Seth was born.

Seth was 105 when he begot Enos…track with me… 130 + 105 = 235. The earth was 235 years old when Enos was born…

Enos was 90 when Cainan was born
130 + 105 + 90 = 315. The earth was 315 years old when Cainain was born…

I’m not going to do this all day, the years are right there in Genesis 5…do the math…but from Adam to the flood…the earth was 1656 years old…by the way. Adam lived to be 930 years old…after the flood something happened…and people started living less and less…now about 70 years.

From Adam to Jesus…is about 4,000 years…again…we can add the dates. If the Bible is wrong about it’s history then it is wrong about it’s theology…and then what are we doing?

From Jesus to today (2019)…about 2,000 years…4,000 + 2,000 = 6,000 years. The earth is about 6,000 years old.

Science absolutely supports this…another time we can attack these details.

It’s simple by using the genealogy in the Bible (Genesis 5, Matthew & Luke)…we can add the years…to the Age of the Earth.

The Bible clearly says that Jesus created the earth in about 6,000 years. Anyone with BASIC math skills should be able to figure this out.

Try it…what number do you get?

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WHEN GOD’S NAME IS A SWEAR WORD

The third commandment, COMMANDS us not to take the Lord’s name in vain. It goes on to say that He will not hold those guiltless that use His name as a swear word.

Exodus 20:7, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”

It turns my stomach when I hear people take the Lord’s name in vain, especially Christians…sometimes it is even painful, other times it makes me angry…they should know better.

There is a very good Richard Gere movie based on a true story called Hachi. It’s a tale about a man who rescues and befriends a dog. The movie is delightful…and for the most part, “safe”. The movie was rated G. The rating was probably appropriate. There were a few issues that I wished that they had a Rating of G and maybe a disclaimer or something to warn parents.

One thing really caught my eye…or rather my ear…At one point, Richard Gere bangs his head and immediately takes the Lord’s name in vain.

I have asked many people about this scene and…no one remembers Richard Gere using God’s name as a cuss word. Yet, he did. Oh, they remember the movi…just not that sceen. Why would no one remember? We have become desensitized to everything around us.

One brother told me one time that his teenage son would spill milk and say, “J-sus!” Notice the quotes? I didn’t say it. Other times he might be playing a video game and he will hear him yell, “oh G-d!” or “G-d Dang it!”. He said, “Wow, that’s good, he is finally getting it.” Like it was a good thing. And, getting ‘what’ exactly?

A good thing? But then again I have heard this brother himself say things like, “J-sus Christ” or “G-d Da…it” or “H-ly Sh…”. The ironic thing is I have also heard him talk about other people at his work. He works in the service industry…and he claims that people all around him do it. But he is so close to it that he does not realize he does it every day.

In todays modern world, we have desensitized ourselves so much that we watch Rated R movies, we swear, we look at pornography, we throw back a few beers with the fellas on Friday night…then come Sunday Morning…we put our church clothes on…smile and say God Bless you…pretending like we live such righteous lives.

Psalm 101:3, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”

The Old Testament also identifies several ways in which the third commandment can be violated. Many think it is only the most obvious…to blaspheme or curse the name of God, which we saw already the seriousness of this in…

Leviticus 24:16, “And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death…when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.”

Put to death for using God’s bame as a cuss word! Yes, God is deadly serious.

But there’s more to this commandment than that. The third commandment also forbids empty or false oaths: “You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:12; cf. Hosea 10:4).

“And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.”

“They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.”

When you make a declaration, swearing by God’s name, it must not be a false promise or one you do not intend to keep.

Why is taking the Lord’s name in vain so important as to make the top three of the big 10?

I have considered this…and first it so grieves my spirit when I hear it.

Remember in Exodus 3 where God speaks to Moses from the burning bush? Moses asks God, “The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?”

God replies with those famous words: “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 3:13–14).

God names himself as the sovereign, self-existent one. In fact, the covenant name YHWH (Jehovah) is probably connected to the Hebrew verb “to be.” God is that He is. That is His name.

We see the same in Exodus 33 and 34. God shows Himself by speaking His name.

The irreverent use of God’s name is a very serious matter indeed. Everywhere in Scripture the name of the Lord is exalted in the highest possible terms.

“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.” (Psalm 8:1).

“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” (Psalm 29:2).

The first petition of the Lord’s Prayer is Hallowed be thy name.” (Mattew 6:9).

The apostles proclaimed that “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10–11).

Psalm 34:3, “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”

God’s Word is constantly reminding us of the Holy importants of God’s divine name. A name above all names…a name to be exalted.

I think we tend to dismiss the third commandment because we feel it is insignificant. However, a closer look at this command, we see that it is listed among other serious infractions including idolatry, Sabbath breaking, disrespecting parents, killing, adultery, stealing, lying, coveting a neighbor’s spouse and/or possessions.

Perhaps it is not as insignificant as we might think. Words reveal our substance, the truth of who we are. They testify either of our devotion to God or of a serious spiritual problem. We know this because the command not to take the Lord’s name in vain follows instructions to love God wholeheartedly and not to worship idols (causing spiritual malaise).

I want you to consider James 3:11 for just a moment, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?”

Translation … does a Christian put forth both sweet water and bitter water? Should a Christian be swearing? Should a Christian be taking the Lord’s name in vain? What does it say for our love for God when His name is no more than a swear word on our lips?

James 1:26, “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.”

James is being as clear on the matter as he possibly can. If you cannot bridle your tongue (you swear, take the Lord’s name in vain, speak evil of others, etc.) then you are not saved!

By not using God’s name as a cuss word shows we love Jesus and we believe that His name is truly exalted above all.
Recognizing this as the Holy Ghost helps us overcome sin and live sanctified lives.

Though all of this what is our truest identity? What is our real purpose? Are we not Ambassadors of Heaven?

Finally, I will leave you with 2 Corinthians 2:14,

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”

Christian, if this is you. If you have trouble with bridling your tongue…you are swearing or the God that you profess to love…whose name is nothing more than a swear word…if your blasphemy has pricked and convicted your heart…turn to Him…beg thy forgivness and ask Him to help you to never do that again.

If I can help in anyway, please let me know.

May God bless you and yours.

There is a very good Richard Gere movie based on a true story called Hachi. It’s a tale about a man who rescues and befriends a dog. The movie is delightful…and for the most part, “safe”. The movie was rated G. The rating was probably appropriate. There were a few issues that I wished that they had a Rating of G and maybe a disclaimer or something to warn parents.

One thing really caught my eye…or rather my ear…At one point, Richard Gere bangs his head and immediately takes the Lord’s name in vain.

I have asked many people about this scene and…no one remembers Richard Gere using God’s name as a cuss word. Yet, he did. Oh, they remember the movi…just not that sceen. Why would no one remember? We have become desensitized to everything around us.

One brother told me one time that his teenage son would spill milk and say, “J-sus!” Notice the quotes? I didn’t say it. Other times he might be playing a video game and he will hear him yell, “oh G-d!” or “G-d Dang it!”. He said, “Wow, that’s good, he is finally getting it.” Like it was a good thing. And, getting ‘what’ exactly?

A good thing? But then again I have heard this brother himself say things like, “J-sus Christ” or “G-d Da…it” or “H-ly Sh…”. The ironic thing is I have also heard him talk about other people at his work. He works in the service industry…and he claims that people all around him do it. But he is so close to it that he does not realize he does it every day.

In todays modern world, we have desensitized ourselves so much that we watch Rated R movies, we swear, we look at pornography, we throw back a few beers with the fellas on Friday night…then come Sunday Morning…we put our church clothes on…smile and say God Bless you…pretending like we live such righteous lives.

Psalm 101:3, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”

The Old Testament also identifies several ways in which the third commandment can be violated. Many think it is only the most obvious…to blaspheme or curse the name of God, which we saw already the seriousness of this in…

Leviticus 24:16, “And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death…when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.”

Put to death for using God’s name as a cuss word! Yes, God is deadly serious.

But there’s more to this commandment than that. The third commandment also forbids empty or false oaths: “You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:12; cf. Hosea 10:4).

“And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.”

“They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.”

When you make a declaration, swearing by God’s name, it must not be a false promise or one you do not intend to keep.

Why is taking the Lord’s name in vain so important as to make the top three of the big 10?

I have considered this…and first it so grieves my spirit when I hear it.

Remember in Exodus 3 where God speaks to Moses from the burning bush? Moses asks God, “The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?”

God replies with those famous words: “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 3:13–14).

God names himself as the sovereign, self-existent one. In fact, the covenant name YHWH (Jehovah) is probably connected to the Hebrew verb “to be.” God is that He is. That is His name.

We see the same in Exodus 33 and 34. God shows Himself by speaking His name.

The irreverent use of God’s name is a very serious matter indeed. Everywhere in Scripture the name of the Lord is exalted in the highest possible terms.

“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.” (Psalm 8:1).

“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” (Psalm 29:2).

The first petition of the Lord’s Prayer is Hallowed be thy name.” (Matthew 6:9)

The apostles proclaimed that “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10–11).

Psalm 34:3, “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”

God’s Word is constantly reminding us of the Holy importants of God’s divine name. A name above all names…a name to be exalted.

I think we tend to dismiss the third commandment because we feel it is insignificant. However, a closer look at this command, we see that it is listed among other serious infractions including idolatry, Sabbath breaking, disrespecting parents, killing, adultery, stealing, lying, coveting a neighbor’s spouse and/or possessions.

Perhaps it is not as insignificant as we might think. Words reveal our substance, the truth of who we are. They testify either of our devotion to God or of a serious spiritual problem. We know this because the command not to take the Lord’s name in vain follows instructions to love God wholeheartedly and not to worship idols (causing spiritual malaise).

I want you to consider James 3:11 for just a moment, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?”

Translation … does a Christian put forth both sweet water and bitter water? Should a Christian be swearing? Should a Christian be taking the Lord’s name in vain? What does it say for our love for God when His name is no more than a swear word on our lips?

James 1:26, “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.”

James is being as clear on the matter as he possibly can. If you cannot bridle your tongue (you swear, take the Lord’s name in vain, speak evil of others, etc.) then you are not saved!

By not using God’s name as a cuss word shows we love Jesus and we believe that His name is truly exalted above all.
Recognizing this as the Holy Ghost helps us overcome sin and live sanctified lives.

Though all of this what is our truest identity? What is our real purpose? Are we not Ambassadors of Heaven?

Finally, I will leave you with 2 Corinthians 2:14, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”

Christian, if this is you. If you have trouble with bridling your tongue…you are swearing or the God that you profess to love…whose name is nothing more than a swear word…if your blasphemy has pricked and convicted your heart…turn to Him…beg thy forgiveness and ask Him to help you to never do that again.

If I can help in anyway, please let me know.

May God bless you and yours.

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THE OPPOSITE BOYS & GIRLS MEANS IT’S DIFFERENT – You can trust just one Bible!

INSPIRED ~ INERRANT ~ PRESERVED

Do you truly think there is no difference in these bibles? I think most women would beg to differ. Bunch of Scripture twisting heretics. How many women truly would like to have a husband that dominates them…is your master?

And what does, “Lord it over you…” mean? I dunno, you got me.

The ESV is just the opposite (ummm…the opposite boys & girls means DIFFERENT)…Instead of her desire to her husband (KJB)…we have desire shall be CONTRARY TO her husband (ESV).

Only two things can be true. Either they are both wrong, although, other than desiring or not desiring your husband, I cannot think of a 3rd option…OR one of them is wrong.

The question then becomes WHICH ONE IS WRONG! Without a bunch of archeological evidence, etc. I can tell you that any bible that does not know who killed Goliath is a bible that cannot be trusted. See 1 Samuel 17:50, 2 Samuel 21:19 and 2 Chronicles 2:5 in both the ESV and the KJB.

Not only does the ESV get it wrong in 2 Samuel 21:19. It creates a double contradiction. I could list hundreds of such errors in the ESV and any/all of the Bibles printed after 1881. There exist no such error in the KJB. In fact, there isn’t a single error in the King James Bible.

Maybe ladies you would rather trust a bible that says you are not to desire your husband or maybe you should choose the ISV where your husband is commanded to DOMINATE you. But then the VOICE…that’s a good one…”but rather than a companion, He will be the dominant partner.

FRIENDS PLEASE WAKE UP! God Inspired His Word…and He preserved it…every Word…every jot and tittle…for you and I and it’s called the KING JAMES BIBLE!

COMPARE GENESIS 3:16

KJB:…and thy desire shall be TO THY husband, and he shall rule over thee.

ESV: “…Your desire shall be CONTRARY TO your husband, but he shall rule over you.”

ISV: “…since your TRUST (not desire?) is turning toward your husband, and he will DOMINATE you.”

TLB: “…your husband’s AFFECTIONS, and he shall be your MASTER.”

NET: “…You will want to CONTROL your husband, but he will DOMINATE you.”

TLV: “…Your desire will be toward your husband, yet HE MUST rule over you.”

VOICE: “…You will desire your husband; but rather than a companion, He will be the dominant partner.” (wow, let that sink in)

NWT (JWs bible): “…and your LONGING will be for your husband, and he will DOMINATE you.”

MSG: “…You’ll want to PLEASE your husband, but he’ll LORD IT over you.” (‘Lord it’ over you? What? Lol)

One more reason we can only trust the Bible.

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Born Again

Author: Kevin Airrington
October 30, 2018

John 3:7, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

Does Jesus tell Nicodemus he must be born again or is he telling Nicodemus that ALL of us need to be born again?  Does it matter?

In John Chapter 3, Jesus is having a conversation with a man named Nicodemus.  This is a private conversation between these two men.  However, we get to look in on that conversation and learn much from it.  Ultimately, while the conversation is between them, from examining the Scripture in the King James Bible we will see clearly that this is meant for all of us and not just Nicodemus.

John 3:7, “Marvel not that I said unto THEE, YE must be born again.”

When we study the Bible, some of the words used can make it difficult if not impossible to discern who is being spoken too.  Thee and Ye matter.

Remember, anything that begins with a T is singular (thee, thou, thine, thy), if it begins in Y it is plural (ye, you, your). 

In other readings simply using the word You as with the ESV, NIV, NKJV, et al.  “You must be born again.” Here You can mean one person (Nicodemus) or many persons (all of us).  With the King James Bible, there is not a question. Ye means everyone.

Who was Nicodemus?

Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin and is mentioned Three times in the book of John:

He first visits Jesus one night to discuss Jesus’ teachings (John 3:1–21). Immediately, we see  the importance of the meeting and Jesus is direct with Nicodemus and confronts him with the truth that we “must be born again”

We need to pause here and ask, “Why is Nicodemus meeting with Jesus, alone, in the middle of the night?” My suspicion is that Nicodemus was part of a secret band of believers who believed that Jesus was who He said he was.  Nicodemus pretty much tells us this in verse two.

We also know from John 3:1 that Nicodemus was a Pharisee and part of the Sanhedrin.   At the time of Jesus, two religio-political parties  consisted of two parties, The Majority (Sadducees) and the Minority (Pharisees).  The two parties made of the Sanhedrin or the Council.  (see below for more)

Back to Jesus and Nicodemus… In their conversation, Jesus immediately confronts Nicodemus with the truth that he “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3).

Nicodemus comes across incredulous, so Jesus very gently, perhaps reprimands him, telling him that since he is the leader of the Jews he should already know this. (John 3:10) Jesus goes on to give a further explanation of the new birth, and it is in this context that we find (John 3:16), which is one of the most well-known and beloved verses in the Bible.

The next time we encounter Nicodemus in the Bible, he is functioning in his official capacity as a member of the Sanhedrin as they consider what to do about Jesus.  (John 7)

The final mention of Nicodemus in the Bible is in John 19 after Jesus’ crucifixion. We find Nicodemus assisting Joseph of Arimathea in Jesus’ burial. Joseph is described in John as a rich man and in Mark 15:43 as a member of the Council. He is also described in John 19:38 as a disciple of Jesus.  Here we have two members of the Council, Nicodemus, and Joseph, who are disciples of Jesus, albeit in secret because they were afraid of the Jews.  Do you think there may have been others?

At this we have discussed, who was at this secret meeting in John chapter 3.  We have determined whom Jesus was speaking about when He told Nicodemus that , “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  We also learned that Nicodemus was a secret follower, among perhaps many followers of Jesus.  Nicodemus was part of one of two religio-political parties, he was Pharisee, the minority party within the Council or the Sanhedrin.

We should also state that the Sanhedrin was the supreme theocratic court of the Jews.  The Sanhedrin’s authority was broad and far-reaching, involving legislation, administration, and justice. There was religious, civil, and criminal jurisdiction.

The History of the “Born Again” Doctrine

There exists extra-Biblical literature of the Born-Again Doctrine.  The earliest references or inferences to a new birth at the resurrection may be found in literature in the first few centuries after Christ.  Many “Church Fathers” and 1st Century writers referred to the Doctrineof being Born again.

“Born again Christians base their faith on receiving the Lord through the Holy Spirit for a deeper acceptance of Jesus Christ.” 

As we know from our text, the “born again” and rebirth of Christ in a person can be traced to John 3:3-7 in the Bible.  Christ gave a very simple explanation of being born again, “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

In the 19th Century, the Born-Again Doctrine really took root during the Charismatic Pentecostal moving.  Although it existed in the 1st Century.   The Born-Again Movement was accelerated with the “Jesus movement” in the early 1970s.

The Doctrine of Being Born Again

Matthew, Mark, and Luke do not speak directly of it at all, though without directly naming it, they supply supporting information.  Also, the epistles of Paul, Peter, and especially John that main branches of this doctrine make appearances.

As we begin, it is helpful for us to perceive the wide treatment of figures John uses to prepare us for how he uses them to support the various elements of this important, foundational doctrine.  John begins using symbolism immediately in John 1, identifying Jesus as the Word, the central Figure in God’s spiritual work in men’s behalf. He continues, speaking of light, darkness, baptism, the Lamb of God, and the Temple, among others, before the reader arrives at John 3.

Let’s look at the imagery in John 2:18-22. “…Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up…”  This is regarding the Temple and it is especially interesting because it immediately precedes Jesus’ discussion with Nicodemus on being born again.  You will remember that the Jews immediately reject the teaching, being it is a physical impossibility.  And indeed, it is impossible.  And this is the same reason Nicodemus rejected Jesus.  It is just not possible…when we look with our physical eyes (there is a whole new lesson here). a2

Remember in John 4, the woman at the well (verses 7-15), immediately jumps to her own understanding, who own conclusion that Jesus is speaking of water, and again in John 4:31-38, even Jesus’ disciples fail to grasp that spiritual significance of food.

Jesus’ “eat my flesh, drink my blood.”  What kind of sick cult do you guys belong to? John 6:32-63 Jesus’ Manna discourse brings about an image that is so offensive that even some of His followers left Him.  We can see a constant failure through the entire book where others fail to grasp the meaning.  Like Nicodemus, man have misunderstood being Born-Again.

As children of God we must recognize that  must look at John 3 in a spiritual sense.  This is very important for our spiritual lives and our growth.  John 3:5 makes no mistake, UNLESS WE ARE BORN AGAIN WE WILL NOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD!  Jesus is teaching that, besides being born a biological birth, begotten of our mother, we must also experience a supernatural, spiritual birth. 

We must recognize that this spiritualizing continues in John 3. In fact, for the children of God, it not only continues, but it also increases exponentially in terms of its importance to their spiritual lives! It is an unvarnished truth that only those who are born again will see and enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:5).

Jesus is teaching that, besides one’s biological birth, one must also experience a supernatural, spiritual birth.  This is important, a Christian is not just biologically begotten, but born and likewise there is no such thing as a non-born-again Christian!

The Importance of being Born-Again

Jesus starts out by saying, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee”.  This is a clear instruction that what I (Jesus) am about to say next is significantly important and you need to pay attention here.  The weight of what Jesus was saying was paramount to believers entering into Heaven.   Don’t misunderstand me, it is not important that we understand every last detail of this critical doctrine in order to be saved.  Although a deeper understanding helps us to grasp all that God has for us.

God sees us as His children, already party of His Family and we are able to function as adults before Him in this world.  It also shows Him that we are a new creation  on a spiritual journey, by which we will grow in grace and knowledge of Christ and we will be transformed into His image!  Hallelujah!!!

Being born-again also teaches us how we should look at ourselves once we become a Christian.  We are not who we once were; spiritually dead to God and all He has for us…but now we are ALIVE in Christ and heirs of the throne, free from spiritual bondage, and we are left to be able to pursue the holy, righteous character of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

Jesus reveals how special we are to God, and that we are responsible for all that we have been given, unlike the rest of the world.

 In Ephesians 2:1-6, the apostle Paul reveals a major detail of why a spiritual birth is necessary:

“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”

Twice, Paul says in these six verses that we “were dead”—not physically dead but spiritually dead. An individual cannot conduct his life before he is born, nor can a dead person direct his steps and regulate his life. Clearly, God perceives a person as spiritually dead before he is born again. Being born again thus begins a convert’s progress toward his transformation into Christ’s image and living in the Kingdom of God for all eternity.

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