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  1. Looks like too much dieting on emergent church writings has caused him to think we can't even get the Bible meaning today. Therefore a preference for other writings other than the Bible. But if you cannot study the Bible and get what God is trying to teach us from His Word - through all available sound Bible study materials - then someone has to wonder if there is something wrong. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1 Corinthians 1:30 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:7-16
  2. If I understand what you said above - terms which I am not familiar with - then we agree. The Bible is - not was - inspired, The KJV in no way is the "origin" of the inspiration of God's Word, but has derived inspiration (I think that is how some other people online have put it).
  3. I am not in any way saying that Bible translators are moved by the Holy Spirit in their translations or that their became inspired or re-inspired. The Word of God never lost its inspiration - and for clarification, any faithful/accurate translation or copy is just as inspired as the originals (ie. not RE-inspired, but STILL inspired). And for the sake of this conversation: is the King James Bible an accurate, faithful word for word translation of the preserved original underlying manuscripts? If so, then in English we STILL have the inspired, preserved Word of God today - in my English King James Bible that I can hold in my hand, read, study, and meditate on - not just in the originals.
  4. That’s great news. Thanks for the update.
  5. Why Trouble The Master? Jairus’ daughter lay dying, but Jesus was near; He sought the Saviour for his loved one so dear. Before the journey ended, his daughter had died; The crowd now grew restless and someone soon cried, “Why trouble the Master? Your daughter is gone. There is no more hope here, for she has passed on.” Why trouble the Master, the Saviour of men? When it seems all is lost, marred and scarred by sin, He offers new beginnings, forgiveness, and grace; Jesus loves you so much, He died in your place. A fountain for cleansing, power from on high, A reason for living – hear the Master’s cry. Why trouble the Master, the Healer of men? He alone can heal and bring to life again. Just reach out in faith, and Jesus can make you whole, The Master will quench that aching thirst in your soul. He can mend broken hearts, restore broken homes. With Jesus nearby, you are never alone. Why trouble the Master, the Creator of all? Because He loves you – oh, listen to His call. He knows all things and He is still in control; He is always at work, guarding your soul. He sets captives free, removes darkness and strife, Jesus can calm storms and bring peace in your life. Why trouble the Master? The Lord alone heals! He brings comfort and purpose, strength and new zeal. He offers wisdom, hope, by His unfailing love, Transformation within, and peace from above. Watching and waiting, the whole world stops and stares: Why trouble the Master? Because Jesus cares! March 20th/09 Jerry Bouey Mark 5:22-24 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him. Mark 5:35-42 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. Shortly after this poem was written, a godly woman named Deb Bolack whom the Lord has blessed with tremendous musical talent, put this song to music. In order to do so, she had to slightly adapt the lyrics. Below, you can find the adapted version of this song. You can also follow this link to hear the music for the song on her site: Why Trouble The Master? on LyricDevotions – please check out the other songs on her site. You will definitely be blessed, as I have been. Why Trouble The Master? Jairus daughter lay dying, but Jesus was near. Jairus sought out the Lord for his loved one so dear. But before the journey ended his daughter had died; The crowd now grew restless, and someone soon cried, “Why trouble the Master? Your daughter is gone. There is no more hope here, for she has passed on. Chorus: Why trouble the Master? The Lord alone heals! Why trouble the Master? He brings hope and new zeal! Why trouble the Master? His love never fails! Why trouble the Master? Because Jesus cares! Why trouble the Master, the Saviour of men? When it seems all is lost, marred and scarred by sin, Jesus offers new beginnings, forgiveness and grace. Jesus loves you so much, He died in your place. A fountain for cleansing and power from on high; A reason to live; hear the Master’s cry. Chorus: Why trouble the Master? The Lord alone heals! Why trouble the Master? He brings hope and new zeal! Why trouble the Master? His love never fails! Why trouble the Master? Because Jesus cares! Why trouble the Master, the Healer of men? He alone can heal, bring to life again. Just reach out now in faith and He’ll make you whole. Oh the Master will quench the thirst in your soul. He mends broken hearts, restores broken homes. With Jesus nearby you are never alone. Chorus: Why trouble the Master? The Lord alone heals! Why trouble the Master? He brings hope and new zeal! Why trouble the Master? His love never fails! Why trouble the Master? Because Jesus cares! Why trouble the Master, Creator of all? Because He loves you; listen to His call. Jesus knows all things and He is still in control. He is always at work, guarding your soul. He sets captives free from their darkness and strife. Jesus calms every storm, and brings peace in your life. Chorus: Why trouble the Master? The Lord alone heals! Why trouble the Master? He brings hope and new zeal! Why trouble the Master? His love never fails! Why trouble the Master? Because Jesus cares! When you trouble the Master the whole world stops and stares! ©Deborah Bolack/Jerry Bouey 2009
  6. When Hezekiah quoted Solomon's writings and put together part of the book of Proverbs - it was still inspired Scripture - it didn't suddenly lose it's inspiration because it was copied out into it's final form. When any of the Greek-speaking New Testament writers quoted the Hebrew Old Testament - it was still the Word of God - it wasn't suddenly less inspired or uninspired. When Luke quoted Paul's Hebrew speeches and testimony in the book of Acts - originally spoken in Hebrew, but quoted in Greek - it didn't suddenly turn out to be something other than the Word of God, didn't suddenly lose it's inspiration. Why should any Bible believing Christian believe or accept the viewpoint that just because the completed Bible is copied or translated that it suddenly becomes uninspired. Sorry, my God is bigger than that - and He promised to preserve His inspired Word forever, every jot and every tittle - that is every word and every punctuation mark in the original (and He didn't say it was only preserved or inspired until copied or translated).
  7. Thanks Bruce. I just saved and emailed it to myself so I could read it in ibooks. Hey, do you know if you can just copy/paste a file into itunes to add it to ibooks? You can do that with music and videos. Now, stepping away from the computer to read it on the couch.
  8. For those who were a regular part of these boards back in 2005, if you will recall, my Dad also passed away six months later. Because of already having the book at the printers when my Mom passed away, I was able to bring copies of it to her memorial AND to my Dad's funeral at the end of March 2006 - thereby giving me an opportunity in print to witness to all my lost relatives (my second book The Seasons Of Your Pilgrimage contained three Bible studies at the end of it about the rest of salvation, the rest of victory in Christ, and service to the Lord).
  9. My sister just reminded me that it has been 16 years (and two days) since our Mom passed away. Here are some poems I wrote about my Mom and that time in our lives: Rising In The Arms Of Love (included in my 2nd poetry book, which I printed up in time to take to her memorial - I will post the Introduction and poems in a thread soon, once I finish uploading it all). Through This Valley Mother's Day In Heaven In His Time Lord willing, I will also include these last three poems and the testimony of Our Mom's Victory Through Faith (which is probably on these boards - I haven't started working on rebuilding my study site yet) in this third book.
  10. Faith As A Grain Of Mustard Seed I don’t know if I have the courage To carry me through each day, But with faith as a grain of mustard seed, I know my Lord will make a way. With Jesus watching over me, I need not fear what lies ahead; I just seek the Saviour first of all, And He provides my daily bread. With His Spirit dwelling within my heart, I know I have all the help that I need; With groanings which cannot be uttered, He answers my heartfelt pleas. With so many mountains in my life - These dark cliffs of which I dread - With faith as a grain of mustard seed, I can move these mountains instead. It’s not the size of my faith That matters in the end; It’s the greatness of my God Upon which it all depends. With faith as a grain of mustard seed, There’s hope to face each day - With a Bible full of promises, My Lord will make a way! September 23/2021 Jerry Bouey (Dedicated to two sisters in Christ, my real sister Lori McCoy and Sis Deb Bolack) Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Luke 17:5-6 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Romans 8:26-27 -- Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Please consider visiting Sis Deb Bolack's Song/Devotional site, Lyric Devotions, as well as visiting the page for Team Emberley on Facebook and praying for her grandaughter. She really needs your prayers - with faith as a grain of mustard seed, right?
  11. Just One Look Just one look to Jesus will bring healing to the soul; Just one look to Heaven and the heart will be made whole; Just one moment to see Him – just one glimpse of Him today; Falling in love with Jesus is only just one look away. One look away from the world, one look away from your sin, One look away from your idols – looking only unto Him; Just one look towards the Saviour, one turn away from the past, One heart reaching towards Jesus, looking only to Him at last. Just one look to Jesus, just the simple touch of faith; Just one heart that hungers for something real in its place; Just one conscience that senses there must be something greater; Just one longing within your soul to know your own Creator. Just one look to Jesus, a glance and then a stare; Just one look to Jesus, to the Lord who really cares; One look that leads to salvation, one look that’s full of faith; One look that reveals the Saviour, one look that saves by grace. Just one look to Jesus, the Way, the Truth, the Life; Just one look to the Master brings calm within the strife; Just one look filled with hope, one look that brings perfect peace; One look towards the Saviour and the inward struggles cease. Just one look to Jesus. Just one look. October 3rd, 2009 Jerry Bouey Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. “Can you not even now give one look to him who died for you? Will you not turn the eye of faith that way, and trust him who was nailed to the tree on your behalf?” – Charles Spurgeon
  12. Day By Day (Words: Karolina W. Sandell-Berg; Music: Oskar Ahnfelt.) Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find, to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure Gives unto each day what He deems best— Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure, Mingling toil with peace and rest. Every day, the Lord Himself is near me With a special mercy for each hour; All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me, He Whose Name is Counselor and Power; The protection of His child and treasure Is a charge that on Himself He laid; “As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,” This the pledge to me He made. Help me then in every tribulation So to trust Thy promises, O Lord, That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation Offered me within Thy holy Word. Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting, Ever to take, as from a father’s hand, One by one, the days, the moments fleeting, Till I reach the promised land. The Lord used this hymn tremendously to comfort me in the days leading up to my Mom’s passing, while she was in and out of a coma. I had Ecclesiastes 3:11 going through my mind over and over one day to the tune of this hymn, and with prayer, this song was the end result: http://songs-in-the-night.blogspot.com/2006/07/in-his-time.html
  13. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16 The Bible says God's Word IS inspired, is given by inspiration. No, God did not reinspire the KJV - BUT where does the Bible teach that it loses it's inspiration when someone copies or translates it? If you look within the Bible itself, there are parts that were copied (such as Jeremiah recopying and rewriting the same scroll after it was originally destroyed, Ezekiel copying it out again after eating the original scroll, Hezekiah copying out the Proverbs of Solomon) and parts that were quoted by other writers (including NT writers speaking Greek but quoting the Hebrew OT, Luke writing Paul's conversion account and his Hebrew messages in the book of Acts - yet he wrote the book of Acts in Greek). Yet we find Paul, Jesus, Peter and other Bible writers declaring all these books and passages the inspired Word of God. Yes, I can give many specific verses where this is done in the Bible (ie. the copying/rewriting of Biblical texts, translating of other passages within the Bible itself) - and it is still the inspired Word of God. Not reinspired - but it never lost it's original inspiration! And lastly, God never said His Word WAS inspired - but IS inspired! I have a faithful, accurate translation of His Word in English in my King James Bible.
  14. Here is one of my earlier Christian poems told in the form of a story. Perhaps it will cause someone else to think about what road they are on in life: the Broad Way or the Narrow Way. If you are not sure you what road you are on, please make sure you are on the Narrow Road by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation. The Road – Part One The Rearview Mirror There’s a little Narrow Road that leads to life. You drive on past and say, “This is nice. This wide eight-laned Highway is just great!” Shifting gears, you speed on past the Narrow Gate. You head off into the distance, Down this winding Highway; On the roadside a sign is posted – What does it say? “Destruction Ahead.” Boy, you think, someone can’t spell. This road is paved much too smoothly To lead anyone to Hell. You glance quickly into your rearview mirror, But the Narrow Road can no longer be seen. With your foot on the gas pedal, You pour on the power to this pleasure machine. This is so perfect – this life, you think, Giving no thought to Him, So many roadside attractions Catering to your every whim… The Road – Part Two The Crash So many drug-filled days And pleasure-filled nights, You’re so blinded by the darkness, You can’t even see the Light. You’ve been on this Highway so long, But the days are all the same, You sample more perverse pursuits To try to deaden the pain. Suddenly, on the side of the road You see an awful flash. One of those pleasure mobiles Has started to crash. A terrible ball of fire, An intense wave of heat, Then a bright vehicle pulls over – So shiny and sleek. A heavenly being slowly steps out; He seems to be glowing from within. He pulls open the door of the wreckage, And takes the shaking driver with him. For a second, you glimpse the driver’s face, But you can’t understand the awful look of fright. The heavenly being was so beautiful – Who could ever be afraid of an Angel of Light? You hear a hoarse scream As they drive out of sight, Disappearing forever Into the darkest night. The Road – Part Three The Stranger Somehow, this life doesn’t fill you – It leaves you hungry and cold; Thirsting for something more, Yet feeling empty and old. You’ve tried everything life has to offer, But nothing really satisfies; Vanity of vanities, This whole world is filled with lies! Without hope, you drive slower… It’s hard to steer with these tears in your eyes. Ahead, you see a Man standing by the roadside, Shouting, “Come buy and eat. Living Water for sale.” Your mind screams to drive on by, But the aching hunger prevails. When you approach The Stranger, He says, “What I offer is free.” In His hand is a glass. But before you can sip the cool liquid, He has something to ask. “Are you willing to come to Me, And from evil refrain? If you drink this cup that I give you, You need never thirst again.” “For this Water of Life Someone had to die. It was bought with a price – That price was I.” “If you take My yoke upon you, You’ll find that My burden is light. You must depart from your sinful ways, And turn away from the night.” In your mind’s eye you can see Three crosses standing on a hill; And hear the middle Man shouting, “It is finished!” and then all is still. Three dark days later, In the early morning gloom, You see that the stone is rolled away From Jesus’ empty tomb. “He is not here… He is risen,” A voice suddenly cries; You then turn to meet The Stranger With a startled look of surprise. The Road – Part Four The Narrow Gate You accept The Stranger’s offer, Trusting in His sacrifice by faith; Believing He alone is the Saviour, And that He died in your place. His blood has cleansed you forever, And wiped all your sin away; Out of gratitude and love, You start down the Narrow Way. You leave the Broad Highway – Now it no longer beckons to you. As you walk through the Narrow Gate, You see a wonderful view: Not a Road strewn with roses; Instead, it’s filled with trials and pain, But there’s hope in the midst of it all, Peace and joy again. You look for the Lord Jesus, And see He is walking there beside you. You grasp His nail-scarred hands, And whisper, “Thank you.” August 31/1995 Jerry Bouey Ecclesiastes 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Isaiah 55:1-3 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. John 4:13-14 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
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