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  1. Donald

    1 Peter 2:17-24 emphasis vs. 19

    Hello, 1Timothy1 15 Here are my 2 cents... Yes, I think you can apply it! I also apply what verse 20 has to say.... “....when ye do well, and suffer [for it], ye take it patiently....” The way I see it, is in any circumstance under the sun, if you(we), are doing the right thing and suffering, but take that suffering patiently and keep doing right, than God will wonderfully bless us! (He is me!) Have a great day
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    Defining a PERFECT BIBLE

    But..... my hopes for a new English translation(that I can trust as much as I do the KJB), are dampened, when I am reminded of 2 Timothy 3:13 "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." It would be nice, if I could see a hopeful future for my grandchildren in this world; But unless I am misinterpreting, this and other passages of Scripture, the Earthly future of the Church, does not look bright! Note: If anyone can correct this view, PLEASE do so.
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    Defining a PERFECT BIBLE

    Hello again Jordan Kurecki You asked..... So you are saying that if a Christian has a translation that has mistranslations, is missing verses, etc that it's good that they believe that it is perfect and without any error? So are you saying it's good for someone to believe something even if it isn't true? How is that good? And what do you mean "less perfect" that's two adjectives that contradict each other, an oxymoron if you would. ------------------------ You will notice, that I prefaced this with an acknowledgment that “this is not a perfect world”, so things won’t always be the way we want them to be. For instance, there are lots of languages that have no Bible at all and many other languages that may only have the book of John or Romans translated. Therefore one of the things that I am saying, is that these people are better off having a single book, rather than no Bible at all. As for those that may be reading a bad translation, like the NIV, etc The circumstance by which these Bibles are “good” for these people, is when these individuals, BELIEVE God’s Word to be PERFECT! Believing that God preserved His Word, is GOOD. The rest of the story(with these people), is the “doctrine of light”: The Doctrine taught all over the Bible, that “if a person uses the light God gives them, than He will give them more light”! I trust, that our Sovereign creator, is able to correct any wrong conclusions that these bad translations, may give a believer: If that believer is truly searching for the understanding. ------------------------ Also you asked... “what do you mean less perfect" It’s kind of like the “mustered seed”: If a person has a Bible that is 75% accurate(like the NIV), than God can use the few verses that are correct in that version, to minister to that believer. Bringing them to the understanding, that the Bible is a Supernatural book, that no man is qualified to correct or update. Until they come to this understanding, they may continue to worship at their Pentecostal or their Methodist Church. See you later
  4. Donald

    Biblical response to KJV attacks

    Good morning Jordan Kurecki I also appreciate your response. I see the importance of doing a through study of God’s Word(in it’s original languages), and I frequently turn to my old Strong’s concordance to see the true definitions of the Words of Scripture. But..... I remember all the years I successfully studied the Bible, before I even knew about Strong’s concordance. At which point, I am reminded of 1 John 2:27 "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." The LORD has seen fit, to make His Word totally accessible to every believer(by way of His indwelling Holy Spirit), Regardless of there higher education or knowledge of the original languages. For sure, a better understanding of the words of the Bible in it’s original language, if helpful and useful; But it is not necessary. At this point, I am also reminded of 1 Corinthians 1:27. Have a great day
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    Defining a PERFECT BIBLE

    Hello Jordan Kurecki You asked..... So when you say it’s vitally for every Christian. Do you mean English speakers? What about the foreign language speakers who’s only bibles are missing verses like 1 John 5:7? This is a good question, (Or set of questions). First of all, I don’t believe in “double inspiration”, therefore the KJB, is a perfect Bible for English speaking people. But what I am talking about is “what people believe” about their Bibles(of any language). It is not a perfect world, so we can’t eliminate all those NIV’s etc. that are out there. But any BELIEVER, who uses even one of these Bibles, is much better off if they BELIEVE their Bible to be perfect. The problem is, all of us are being taught, that “no Bible is perfect”! Even though some Bibles are “less perfect” than others, a Christian is harmed, by being told that they can’t trust God’s Word. Have a good night.
  6. It is vitally important, that every Christian believes that the Bible that they hold in their hands is PERFECT. But this is something that Satan just will not sit still for. Therefore, lets establish what makes a Bible IMPERFECT! I will start, First of all, “typos don’t count”! Half of the KJBs I own, have typos, but they are still perfect, because they don’t stop me searching “that which is Spiritual”(1 Cor. 2:13), and finding the truth. What does count, in making a Bible imperfect, are those Bibles that have had verses or passages changed or removed, by some scholar: Who feels he has the authority to correct God’s Word. I am open, for more suggestions.
  7. A recent thread started here, reminded me of the fierce attacks that I have faced on other parts of the internet, over the subject of the infallibility of the KJB. I choose the word “infallible”, because it means “incapable of error”; And that just about settles the whole issue of God's Word. I recently recalled one of these fierce arguments(discussions) that was taking place, between me and all the doubters that always came out of the woodwork, on such occasions where I had taken a stand for the preservation God’s Word; And they were using the argument that “they must be right”, because “ all the contemporary Biblical scholarship”, agreed with their position! As if to say, that this settled it. Then I pointed out to them, that “these days, scholars can not be trusted”! Because the Bible says.... “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13) Pointing out, that as time passes, everything that “man says or thinks", will become less and less dependable. But recently, I came back by this verse, and discovered that it pertained to this issue, more directly than I had realized, because if it’s context. It is just 3 verses away from.... (2 Timothy 3:16-17) V.16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: V.17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. Sure enough, the Lord warns us about “evil men deceiving us”, in the same breath that He assures us, that His Word is PERFECT! We should all realize, that this is a subject, that is worthy of heated discussion.
  8. Hello again Brother Stafford

    Thank you for the courage, to take a stand in defense of God’s Word, with  your recent post!  In these last days, this is the area of our faith, that is going to be under attack more and more.

    And by the way, concerning the argument put forth against you like this....
    “God's promise to preserve his word does not promise a perfect translation to every language and people group,...”
    ... I think these arguments are called, “straw men”!

    Don’t let them bother you at all.

    Keep fighting the good fight!

     

  9. Donald

    In defence of a perfect traslation

    Good morning Brother Stafford This is the Spiritual Darkness that is crushing this world(even those who profess to know Christ). When I read that “your heart sank”, I thought of the words.... “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” (John 14:1) This happens to all of us: It happened to me a few years ago on another site, while discussing 1John 5:7, with “John of Japan”(someone who claimed to be the grandson of John R Rice), who told me that he had personally spoken to someone who had actually seen the GK. copies of 1John, that are being stored somewhere; And that he was convinced that the KJV's record of 1John 5:7, is wrong!!! This took all the wind out of my sails and I had to leave that site, once and for all. But praise the Lord, He restored my faith. As we find in 2 Peter 1:, it doesn’t matter if we hear “God’s Voice Himself, speaking from heaven, telling us that the Bible is wrong..” We have a more sure word of prophecy, in the Bible that we hold in our hands, than anywhere else. Keep on trusting God’s Word over ANYTHING!
  10. Donald

    BEING 100% RIGHT WITH GOD

    But this continues.... “For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:” (Romans 7:22) This is what it means to be “born again”! We have been changed on the inside, to the point that WE DO NOT WANT TO SIN. Therefore, “IF” a Christian, asks the LORD to help him to “hate sin, as much as He does”, and if God answers that prayer, than..... That Christian can repent to the point, where he “has no unconfessed sin in his life”! This is not SINLESS PERFECTION! As I said above, we are all sinners and will always be sinners, as long as we are in this body! But, “IF” we quickly repent of every sin, that God reveals to us, praise the Lord we can be 100% right with God! ------------------------ OH, by the way, this big “IF”, is the same if that is in 2 Chronicles 7:14.... “IF” my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
  11. Donald

    BEING 100% RIGHT WITH GOD

    I tell people all the time, that “I am a dirt rotten sinner and I deserve to go to hell, but I am not going to hell, because Jesus has paid my sin dept!” But Jesus said..., “If thy whole body therefore [be] full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.” (Luke 11:36) When I talk about being “100% right with God”, I am talking about “having no unconfessed sin in my life”. For sure, the Bible says that none of us can ever be “sin free” in this life.... “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8). But, the state of “having no unconfessed sin”, is one where we have repented of every “known sin” in our life and at that moment in time, we are “100% right with God”! Even though we still have sin in our life, the LORD had not revealed it to us yet! Our mission, if we choose to accept it(and it is not impossible), is to keep dealing with our sin, day by day, as the Lord revels them to us, so that we can maintain a life filled with light. For sure, we will still have sin in our life(that we don’t know about), but when God reveals it to us, then we can deal with it! -------------------------------------------------- With all that said, the point of my OP, is I know individuals who are saved, but appear to not be dealing with their sin! YET THE LORD IS STILL BLESSING THEM WITH AN APPARENT CLOSE WALK WITH HIM!?!? Therefore my OP talks of my concern about my own closeness to the LORD: That is, “If the Lord is going to continue to speak to me and answer my prayers and bless me, even if I am in disobedience, than HOW CAN I BE AWARE OF MY OWN SIN?” I would prefer, that the LORD drop a ton of bricks on my head, to get my attention! Then, I realized the answer! The answer lies in “GOD MERCY”! These other people, may know full well about the sin in their lives and choosing to overlook them: While our loving merciful heavenly Father, continues to bless them. I need to mind my own business and stop concerning myself with the sins, that other people seem to be getting away with.
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    BEING 100% RIGHT WITH GOD

    Right after posting this OP, I remembered about “grieving the Holy Spirit”: There are some sins, that will cause the Lord to stop speaking to you..... “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30) And there are some sins, that will stop the Lord from hearing your prayer.... “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear [me]:” (Psalms 66:18)
  13. I was reminded this morning, of how rare it is, to be totally right with God; Because as a committed Christian, the Lord may continue to “daily” speak to your heart, with instructions and directions, even if you have things wrong in your life. I realized this as I was praying for a fellow Christian, who is in clear disobedience to the Lord in some areas of their life; But at the same time, I am convinced they are receiving instructions and guidance from the LORD. This caused me to be very concerned, about my own walk with the LORD. Because, maybe I have some clear disobedience in my life, but I am unaware of it, because I am so busy following God’s daily instructions in the ministry, that I have stopped examining myself. Then I must consider, that this person that I am talking about, is in almost constant pain from one ailment or another. And as soon as one painful condition clears up, another one popes up. For sure, this PAIN, could be the Lord, trying to get their attention. While in my case, I live almost a “pain free” life(PRAISE THE LORD). And the moments that I ever do experience pain, I QUICKLY go to the Lord and ask Him to deliver me from it and He seems to always quickly touch and heal my body. Note: This was originally a personal note I was leaving for myself, but after reading it over a few times, I realized that it should be shared here; Because maybe I am missing something.
  14. Donald

    THE DANGER OF STANDARDS

    Thank you very much Bro. Garry, for reposting your old post. For sure, I have not arrived yet and have a lot to learn. In the same way that although I have been preaching for about 32 years or so, but it has only been for the last 7 years or so, that I have been introduced to the concept of “principals”. For all these years, my understanding of “God’s instructions to me” has come in the form of “Bible Doctrine”; and about 25 years or so ago, when I discovered Mark 7:7 “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.” and clearly saw the DANGER of man-made-doctrines, I became even more “set”, in the plan, of only allowing God’s Word, guide me. Now, this view may have come, because I was not raised in a Christian home; And never set foot into a Christian Church, until after I was saved and needed to follow the Lord in Believers baptism. For the last 7 years or so, I have been exposed to some new things in the Christian IFB Church, that I am attending; Including the stressing of “principals” and more “topical preaching”, than I have ever heard. (I always found expository preaching best). I may have to be weaned off of “Doctrine”, in the same way. Have a great day Donald
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