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  1. Jesus said..... "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33
  2. What the LORD asserts in Psalms 119 (as well as all over God's Word), is that He has "given us", His Word, so that we can know the TRUTH about Him and how to know Him better. THE "workings" of this marvellous interaction, between "a believer & God's Word", goes beyond the printed words on a page. Because "we have the actual author of the original autographs", in our hearts. And as we STUDY God's Word, the Holy Spirit reveals the TRUTH to us, at the Spiritual level that we are at. Therefore, as we STUDY God's Word DEEPER, (1)by Simply meditating on the words in our Bibles, or
  3. I heard someone say this years ago, and it is still just as truthful today, as it was then. "The Bible that I hold in my hand, is God's infallible word." Now, it is not hard to find scriptural support for this statement. Just choose any of the verses in Psalms 119.
  4. This thread is going to be about, “Growing in the faith”: And the ways the Bible describes this growth! One way “Spiritual Growth” is described in the Bible, is with food.... Can you eat.... MILK or BREAD or STRONG MEAT! And with this in mind...... Notice what Hebrews 5:14 has to say.... “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” ------------------------ As you can see, “Growing in the faith”, can be done by “exercising our senses”! Those things you “see”, “hear”,
  5. It has been a long time.... But you asked a good question. The answer to this question, has to do with the “intent” of the person printing that Bible. What I mean is “a typo”, is a “mistake” that is not intentionally put their by the publisher. Therefore, you can have small typos and large typos. Here is an example of a mid-sized typo........ (Joshua 19:2) “And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, and Sheba, and Moladah,” Half of my King James Bibles say, “Beersheba, and Sheba, and Moladah,” and the other half say.... “Beersheba, or Sheba, and Moladah,”
  6. Fake news in a blinded world: About 20 years ago(during my daily study), I found a verse that answered a question that I had about the future......... “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” (2 Thessalonians 2:11) After thoroughly studying the context, realized that in this verse, God explains how the entire world is going to follow the anti-Christ during the tribulation. Every adult individual, that had rejected the Gospel at the moment of the rapture of the Church, will be given a “strong delusion”, to believe the anti-Christ
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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 b
  10. 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 tr
  11. 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 BELIEVE
  12. 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 f
  13. 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
  14. 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!


  15. 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 some
  16. 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 quickl
  17. 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 ou
  18. 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)
  19. 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
  20. 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-
  21. It is not hard to find the Bible repeatedly warning us about, “self deception”; And our flesh is so deceitful and desperately wicked, that we can and are often self deceived, even when we are “trying to do right”. It happens all the time. Our only hope for deliverance from self deception is Hebrews 4:12. Well one of the chief ways that this happens with IFB’s, is in the are of “standards”. I once asked a missionary to define “legalism” for me. His response was, “A legalist is someone who has more standards than I do.” His answer demonstrates just how dangerous standards can be.
  22. Hello pastor Scott When I read the words...."Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.", I see the result of when a Christian’s sound Doctrinal view is defended using Scripture, his countenance is sharpened, like in Isaiah 50:7 “For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.” As I faced other Christians, in defense of God’s Word, I came away with a sharpened countenance and set my chin like a flint, unaffected by the fact that the vast majority of Christend
  23. A few years ago I realized something(praise the Lord), but I haven’t yet seen an open door to share it, until now. Yesterday’s response on this site, by DaveW, was the open door I have been waiting for. What I am referring to is the Scripture.......... "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." (Proverbs 27:17) What the Lord pointed out to me, is the fact that most people do not know how to “sharpen” an axe! If you do not know how to make an axe’s edge SHARP, you will not know how this Scripture works! ------------------------ Let me start, at
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