Month: July 2018

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When will the people of Britain ever learn?


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Britain is under the judgment and wrath of God (as usual!).

The people of Britain are all about SELF and doing everything they can to go AGAINST Almighty God and His word, the Holy Bible. So it’s no wonder that He will allow floods, storms, and droughts to come upon this land until the people repent.

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Judgment from God is not always about torrential downpours and flooding, which happens in Britain a lot, but can also come as a chronic drought.

I’m reminded of theses verses in Haggai:

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands. – Haggai 1:7-11.

 

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A true story of the Titanic


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John Harper was born to a pair of solid Christian parents on May 29th, 1872. It was on the last Sunday of March 1886, when he was thirteen years of age that he received Jesus as the Lord of his life. He never knew what it was to “sow his wild oats.” He began to preach about four years later at the ripe old ago of 17 years by going down to the streets of his village and pouring out his soul in earnest entreaty for men to be reconciled to God.

As John Harper’s life unfolded, one thing was apparent: he was consumed by the Word of God. When asked by various ministers what his doctrine consisted of, he was known to reply, “The word of God!” After five or six years of toiling on street corners preaching the gospel and working in the mill during the day, Harper was taken in by E. A. Carter of Baptist Pioneer Mission in London, England. This set Harper free to devote his whole time and energy to the work so dear to his heart.

Soon, John Harper started his own church in September of 1896. (Now known as the Harper Memorial Church.) This church which John Harper had started with just 25 members, had grown to over 500 members when he left 13 years later. During this time he had gotten married; God did bless John Harper with a beautiful little girl named Nana.

Ironically, John Harper almost drowned several times during his life. When he was two and a half years of age, he almost drowned when he fell into a well but was resuscitated by his mother. At the age of twenty-six, he was swept out to sea by a reverse current and barely survived, and at thirty-two he faced death on a leaking ship in the Mediterranean. Perhaps, God used these experiences to prepare this servant for what he faced next!

It was the night of April 14, 1912. The RMS Titanic sailed swiftly on the bitterly cold ocean waters heading unknowingly into the pages of history. On board this luxurious ocean liner were many rich and famous people. At the time of the ship’s launch, it was the world’s largest man-made moveable object. At 11:40 PM on that fateful night, an iceberg scraped the ship’s starboard side, showering the decks with ice and ripping open six watertight compartments. The sea poured in.

On board the ship that night were John Harper and his much-beloved six-year-old daughter, Nana. According to documented reports, as soon as it was apparent that the ship was going to sink, John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat. It is reasonable to assume that this widowed preacher could have easily gotten on board this boat to safety; however, it never seems to have crossed his mind. He bent down and kissed his precious little girl; looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him someday. The flares going off in the dark sky above reflected the tears on his face as he turned and headed towards the crowd of desperate humanity on the sinking ocean liner.

As the rear of the huge ship began to lurch upwards, it was reported that Harper was seen making his way up the deck yelling, “Women, children, and unsaved into the lifeboats!” It was only minutes later that the Titanic began to rumble deep within. Most people thought it was an explosion; actually the gargantuan ship was literally breaking in half.

At this point, many people jumped off the decks and into the icy, dark waters below. John Harper was one of these people.

That night 1528 people went into the frigid waters. John Harper was seen swimming frantically to people in the water leading them to Jesus before the hypothermia became fatal. Mr. Harper swam up to one young man who had climbed up on a piece of debris.

Harper asked him between breaths, “Are you saved?” The young man replied that he was not. Harper then tried to lead him to Christ only to have the young man who was near shock, reply “No.”

John Harper then took off his life jacket and threw it to the man and said, “Here then, you need this more than I do,” and swam away to other people. A few minutes later Harper swam back to the young man and succeeded in leading him to salvation.

Of the 1528 people that went into the water that night, six were rescued by the lifeboats. One of them was this young man on the debris. Four years later, at a survivors meeting, this young man stood up and in tears recounted how that after John Harper had led him to Christ, Mr. Harper had tried to swim back to help other people, yet because of the intense cold, had grown too weak to swim. His last words before going under in the frigid waters were, “Believe on the Name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.”

Does Hollywood remember this man? No. Oh well, no matter.

This servant of God did what he had to do. While other people were trying to buy their way onto the lifeboats and selfishly trying to save their own lives, John Harper gave up his life so that others could be saved.

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13.

John Harper was truly the hero of the Titanic!

 

Sources for this article: "The Titanic's Last Hero" by Moody Press 1997

 

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Can you say the same about YOUR Bible?


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The Precious Bible

Though the cover is worn
And pages are torn,
And though places bear traces of tears,
Yet more precious than gold
Is the Book, worn and old,
That can shatter and scatter my fears.

When I prayerfully look
In the precious Book
Many pleasures and treasures I see;
Many tokens of love,
From the Father above
Who is nearest and dearest to me.

This Book is my guide,
‘Tis friend by my side,
It will lighten and brighten my way;
And each promise I find,
Soothes and gladdens my mind,
As I read it and heed it today.

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Challenge 8


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The challenge is to …

Upon arising from bed, pray to God and ask Him to give you a verse during the morning. Then study that verse during the rest of the day. Repeat for the 14 days.


 

What will I need to complete this challenge?

  • King James Bible.
  • A favourite and/or quiet place to study, away from distractions.
  • Your favourite pen or pencil.
  • Patience – it could take all morning before you get a verse from Him!
  • Notebook to keep track of your progress and to jot down all the thoughts, verses, etc., that come into your mind as you are doing the challenge.

How much time should I allocate?

Study for as long as you like, but do at least 30mins each day.

How difficult is this challenge?

No real difficulty at all.

What other advice do you have for me?

  • Pray to the Lord asking Him to reveal the meaning(s) of the verse.
  • Try not to use a computer too much whilst studying, as it can easily become a distraction; leading you away from your study and onto other things. Don’t forget, the enemy will use whatever method he can to stop you from studying the word of God.
  • Think and dwell on the verse yourself before referring to any study helps.
  • When you do want further help from various study aids, use a reliable commentary (i.e. one that does NOT cast doubt on God’s word).
  • After your study, thank the Lord for giving you that verse, and ask yourself “Why?” He gave you that particular verse today – what is it that He wanted to show you today? How can you apply what you have studied for that day to your life now? God doesn’t give us things, or do things for us for no reason!

 


If you did this challenge, please let us know how you got on, or leave a comment below.

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God’s unchanging word


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As Bible-believing Christians, we teach and preach the TRUTH in love and WITHOUT apology!

To tell somebody the TRUTH, is to truly LOVE that person.

God’s word is the same, yesterday, today, and forever!

It doesn’t matter what changes are made in ‘society’, God’s word stands unchanging, forever.

God’s word, the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible, has NEVER been proven wrong on ANYTHING! NO ONE has ever found fault in it, and NO ONE ever will. It is 100% PERFECT!

Have you read it? If not, why not? What are you afraid of?

If you are looking for and wanting TRUE LOVE, then that, my friend, is ONLY found in the Lord Jesus Christ!

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Am(ber) I missing something?


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EVOLUTIONIST: Amber – the fossilised resin of conifer trees – provides a unique means of protecting intricate samples of the past. This MOSQUITO, lying trapped for 45 million years in a piece of amber, is almost perfectly preserved.

CREATIONIST: Wow! The mosquito today in 2018 must have evolved tremendously then and look completely different? Mmm, looks the same to me.

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EVOLUTIONIST: Ok, bad example. Let’s look at this 50-53 million year old FLY, which would have evolved nicely.

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CREATIONIST: Er, it looks pretty much the same as this FLY in 2018.

fly_2018

EVOLUTIONIST: Right ok then, this 50-53 million year old SPIDER would have easily evolved over time.

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CREATIONIST: Well, erm, no. Here’s a spider in 2018:

spider_2018

EVOLUTIONIST: Right that’s it! I’ve left the best until last – the ANT. Ha, you’re in for it now. This 50-53 million year old ant has definitely changed.

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CREATIONIST: Sorry my friend, but that would be a ‘no’ too. Here’s the ant in 2018:

ant_2018

CREATIONIST: Shall we go on.

EVOLUTIONIST: No.

Friends, don’t be deceived by the false teaching of evolution. Question everything scientists, teachers, professors, etc., say to you, and you will soon see that evolution of man, animals, the earth and universe, etc., is just a bunch of nonsense.

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The ‘New King James Version’ is the deadliest of them all!


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First published in 1979. This is probably the deadliest version of all the ‘modern translations’, because its editors have succeeded in deceiving Christians on two main points:

  1. That it’s a King James Bible (which is a lie), and
  2. That it’s based on the Textus Receptus (which is only a partial truth).

Below are 15 bits of helpful information on how to deal with Christians who have and are being deceived by the ‘money-makers’:

1

Everything within the NKJV is copyrighted by Thomas Nelson Publishers, while there is no copyright today on the text of the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible (AV).

2

The NKJV logo is a “666” symbol of the pagan trinity, which was used in the ancient Egyptian mysteries. There’s nothing “new” about the NKJV logo. It is a “666” symbol of the pagan trinity which was used in the ancient Egyptian mysteries. It was also used by Satanist Aleister Crowley around the turn of this century. The symbol can be seen on the New King James Bible, on certain rock albums (like Led Zepplin’s), or you can see it on the cover of such New Age books as The Aquarian Conspiracy.

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Gail Riplinger states that this same tri-part symbol is found concealed in the tail of the Green Dragon, illustrated in Harry E. Wedeck’s occult classic volume, Treasury of Witchcraft. Moreover, it is similar to the logo of the immense Krupp Works, the German manufacturing giant that was one of the most important producers for Adolf Hitler’s Nazi war machine.

3

The NKJV has an estimated 100,000 translation changes – that is over 80 changes per page, and about 3 changes per verse! A substantial number of these changes bring the NKJV in line with Alexandrian perversions such as the NIV and the RSV.

4

The NKJV ignores the Textus Receptus (what the AV is based on) over 1,200 times, while passing off as being true to the text.

5

Omissions in the NKJV include:

  • 22 omissions of “hell”,
  • 23 omissions of “blood”,
  • 44 omissions of “repent”,
  • 50 omissions of “heaven”,
  • 51 omissions of “God”,
  • 66 omissions of “Lord”.

The term “JEHOVAH” is completely omitted.

The NKJV makes a very serious doctrinal error when dealing with the word “JEHOVAH” in Exodus 6:3. They change the word “JEHOVAH” to “LORD” thus making the Bible to contradict itself. Even the corrupt “New World Translation” (Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible) has a better rendering of this passage.

So what does Exodus 6:3 say? Please read carefully…

And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. – Exodus 6:3

Now please note what the NKJV says…

“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name, LORD, I was not known to them.” (NKJV)

If you will take a concordance and go back to Genesis 1 and go through to Exodus 6:3 you will notice that the word “LORD” is mentioned 242 times.

Did anyone before Exodus know God by the name of “LORD” before Exodus 6:3? The answer is a resounding, YES! Look it up for yourself.

  • Adam & Eve knew – Genesis 4:1
  • Enos knew – Genesis 4: 26
  • Noah knew – Genesis 8: 20
  • Shem knew – Genesis 9:26
  • Nimrod knew – Genesis 10:9
  • Abraham knew – Genesis 12:7-8
  • King of Sodom knew – Genesis 14:22
  • Sarah knew – Genesis 16:2; 18:14
  • Hagar knew – Genesis 16:11
  • Lot knew – Genesis 19:14
  • Abimelech knew – Genesis 20:4
  • Eliezor knew – Genesis 24:3-12
  • Rebekah knew – Genesis 24:18
  • Laban and Bethuel knew – Genesis 24:50
  • Isaac knew – Genesis 25:21
  • Abimelech, Ahuzzath, & Phichol knew – Genesis 26:28
  • Jacob knew – Genesis 27:20
  • Leah knew – Genesis 29:32
  • Rachel knew – Genesis 30:24
  • Laban knew – Genesis 30:27
  • Joseph knew – Genesis 39:2-3
  • Pharaoh knew – Exodus 3:18
  • Moses & Aaron knew – Exodus 5:1

So, to eliminate the word “JEHOVAH” is not only poor scholarship, but also perverts and damages the text, making it contradictory. It is a key passage that shows God as He reveals Himself BY ANOTHER NAME to mankind. Someone on the translation committee evidently does not like the name, “JEHOVAH”.

The term “NEW TESTAMENT”, is completely omitted.

It is interesting to note that Hebrews 9:15-20 in the NKJV lines up with the New World Translation (Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible).

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The NKJV demotes the Lord Jesus Christ – John 1:3, the AV says that all things were made “by” Jesus Christ, but in the NKJV, all things were just made “through” Him. The word “Servant” replaces “Son” in Acts 3:13 and 3:26. “Servant” replaces “child” in Acts 4:27 and 4:30. The word “Jesus” is omitted from Mark 2:15, Hebrews 4:8, and Acts 7:45.

7

The NKJV confuses people about salvation. In Hebrews 10:14 it replaces “are sanctified” with “are being sanctified”, and it replaces “are saved” with “are being saved” in 1 Corinthians 1:18 and 2 Corinthians 2:15. The words “may believe” have been replaced with “may continue to believe” in 1 John 5:13. The old straight and “narrow” way of Matthew 7:14 has become the “difficult” way in the NKJV.

8

In 2 Corinthians 10:5 the AV reads “casting down imaginations”, but the NKJV reads “casting down arguments”. The word “thought”, which occurs later in the verse, matches “imaginations”, not “arguments”. This change weakens the verse.

9

The AV tells us to reject an “heretick” after the second admonition in Titus 3:10. The NKJV tells us to reject a “divisive man”. How nice! Now the Alexandrians and Ecumenicals have justification for rejecting anyone they wish to label as “divisive men”.

10

According to the NKJV, no one would stoop so low as to “corrupt” God’s word. No, they just “peddle” it (2 Cor. 2:17). The reading matches the Alexandrian versions.

The AV correctly says, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God …. ” But the NKJV, NASV, NIV and RSV, change “corrupt” to “peddling”. Is there any great difference between peddling (selling, or making a gain of) the word of God and corrupting (adulterating) it? Of course there is, and one does not have to be a Greek scholar to decide which word is correct. When this warning was given in the 1st Century, was there any way for people to peddle (make a gain of) God’s word? Of course not — they were suffering for it. The warning clearly refers to corrupting God’s word, something that was common then as it is now. Only in our day has it ever been possible to peddle (make a gain of) the Bible. With its huge profits from the sale of many different Bible versions, the Thomas Nelson Publishers is both corrupting and peddling God’s word.

11

Since the NKJV has “changed the truth of God into a lie”, it has also changed Romans 1:25 to read “exchanged the truth of God for the lie”. This reading matches the readings of the new perversions, so how say ye it’s a King James Bible?

12

The NKJV gives us no command to “study” God’s word in 2 Timothy 2:15.

13

The word “science” is replaced with “knowledge” in 1 Timothy 6:20, although “science” has occurred in every edition of the AV since 1611! How say ye it’s a King James Bible?

14

The Jews “require” a sign, according to 1 Corinthians 1:22 (and according to Jesus Christ – John 4:48), but the NKJV says they only “request” a sign. They didn’t “request” one when signs first appeared in Exodus 4, and there are numerous places throughout the Bible where God gives Israel signs when they haven’t requested anything (Exo. 4, Exo. 31:13, Num. 26:10, I Sam. 2:34, Isa. 7:10-14, Luke 2:12, etc). They “require” a sign, because signs are a part of their national heritage.

15

The AV reading in 2 Corinthians 5:17 says that if any man is in Christ he is a new “creature”, which matches the words of Christ in Mark 16:15. The cross reference is destroyed in the NKJV, which uses the word “creation”.

As a final note, we’d like to point out how the NKJV is very inconsistent in it’s attempt to update the language of the AV. The preface to the NKJV states that previous “revisions” of the KJV have “sought to keep abreast of changes in English speech”, and also that they too are taking a “further step toward this objective”. However, when taking a closer look at the language of the NKJV, we find that oftentimes they are stepping BACKWARDS!

Some will argue that the changes noted do not affect any fundamental Bible doctrine. We strongly disagree. Is not the verbal inspiration of the Scriptures a fundamental doctrine? Is not every word of the Bible important? Jesus Christ said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). He also said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matt. 24:35). Since Christ is concerned about every word, we should also be concerned about every word and raise a voice of protest whenever scholarly sleight of hand is discovered in any modern version, including the NKJV.

Many today are purchasing NKJV Bibles for 3 reasons:

  1. Many pastors and Christian leaders are highly recommending it.
  2. They have been assured by translators and publishers that the NKJV is based upon the same Hebrew and Greek texts used by the KJV translators. However, as already mentioned, such a claim is simply not true and can be easily documented by comparing the wording of the NKJV with the NIV, NASV, RSV and other versions whose translators admittedly used other Hebrew and Greek texts.
  3. The NKJV is supposedly easier to read and understand, but its impurities actually make it doubly deceptive and dangerous.

There are so many other things we could look at here from the NKJV preverting the actual gospel message to attacking the diety of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, but we would be here all year. Anyway, it shouldn’t take a whole page of this stuff to convince a genuine, honest, true follower of Christ that there’s something wrong here with this so called ‘bible’

The New King James Bible just another in the ever growing line of counterfeit, money-making ‘bibles’! Stick with the ONLY TRUE word of God – the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible.