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      I Corinthians 11:17-34: "Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come."

      INTRODUCTION

      Historic Baptists, true Baptists, have believed in and still believe in closed communion. Baptists impose upon themselves the same restrictions that they impose on others concerning the Lord’s Supper. Baptists have always insisted that it is the Lord’s Table, not theirs; and He alone has the right to say who shall sit at His table. No amount of so called brotherly love, or ecumenical spirit, should cause us to invite to His table those who have not complied with the requirements laid down plainly in His inspired Word. With respect to Bible doctrines we must always use the scripture as our guide and practice. For Baptists, two of the most important doctrines are Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. These are the only two doctrines we recognize as Church Ordinances. The Bible is very clear in teaching how these doctrines are to be practiced and by whom.

      We only have two ordinances that we must never compromise or we risk our very existence, they are Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.

      The moment we deviate from the precise method God has prescribed we have started down the slippery slope of error. True Baptists have held fast to the original doctrine of The Lord’s Supper from the time of Christ and the Apostles.

      Unfortunately, in this day of what the Bible describes as the age of luke warmness, Baptists are becoming careless in regard to strictly following the pattern laid out for us in Scripture. Many of our Bible colleges are graduating otherwise sincere, Godly and dedicated pastors and teachers who have not been taught the very strict, biblical requirements that surround the Lord’s Supper. Any Bible college that neglects to teach its students the differences surrounding Closed Communion, Close Communion and Open Communion is not simply short changing its students; it is also not equipping their students to carry on sound Bible traditions. The result is men of God and churches that fall into error. And as we will see, this is serious error.

      Should we as Baptists ignore the restrictions made by our Lord and Master? NO! When we hold to the restrictions placed upon the Lord’s Supper by our Master, we are defending the "faith which was once delivered to the saints" Jude 3.

      The Lord’s Supper is rigidly restricted and I will show this in the following facts:

      IT IS RESTRICTED AS TO PLACE

      A. I Corinthians 11:18 says, "When ye come together in the church." This does not mean the church building; they had none. In other words, when the church assembles. The supper is to be observed by the church, in church capacity. Again this does not mean the church house. Ekklesia, the Greek word for church, means assembly. "When ye come together in the church," is when the church assembles.

      B. When we say church we mean an assembly of properly baptized believers. Acts 2:41-42: "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."

      The church is made up of saved people who are baptized by immersion. In the Bible, belief precedes baptism. That’s the Bible way.

      Acts 8:12-13, "But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done."

      When we say properly baptized, we mean immersed. No unbeliever should take the Lord’s supper, and no non-immersed believer should take the supper. Those who are sprinkled are not baptized and cannot receive the supper. The Greek word for baptize is baptizo, and it always means to immerse.

      "In every case where communion is referred to, or where it may possibly have been administered, the believers had been baptized Acts 2:42; 8:12; 8:38; 10:47; 6:14-15; 18:8; 20:7. Baptism comes before communion, just as repentance and faith precede baptism".

      C. The Lord’s Supper is for baptized believers in church capacity: "When ye come together in the church," again not a building, but the assembly of the properly baptized believers.

      D. The fact that the Lord’s Supper is a church ordinance, to be observed in church capacity, is pointed out by the fact that it is for those who have been immersed and added to the fellowship of the church.

      E. The Lord’s Supper is never spoken of in connection with individuals. When it is referred to, it is only referred to in reference to baptized believers in local church capacity I Cor. 11:20-26).

      I want to quote Dr. W.W. Hamilton,

      "The individual administration of the ordinance has no Bible warrant and is a relic of Romanism. The Lord’s Supper is a church ordinance, and anything which goes beyond or comes short of this fails for want of scriptural example or command".

      “The practice of taking a little communion kit to hospitals, nursing homes, etc. is unscriptural and does not follow the scriptural example.”

      IT IS RESTRICTED TO A UNITED CHURCH

      A. The Bible in I Cor. 11:18 is very strong in condemning divisions around the Lord’s table. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
      19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
      20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.

      There were no less than four divisions in the Corinthian church.
      I Cor. 1:12: "Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ."

      Because of these divisions, it was impossible for them to scripturally eat the Lord’s Supper. Division in the local church is reason to hold off observing the Lord’s Supper. But there are also other reasons to forego taking the Lord’s Supper. If there is gross sin in the membership we do not take it. Here is scriptural evidence for this: 1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
      8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
      10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

      B. At this point, I want to ask these questions: Are there not doctrinal divisions among the many denominations? Is it not our doctrinal differences that cause us to be separate religious bodies?

      IT IS RESTRICTED BY DOCTRINE

      A. Those in the early church at Jerusalem who partook "continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine" Acts 2:42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

      B. Those that do not hold to apostolic truth are not to partake. This means there is to be discipline in the local body. How can you discipline those who do not belong to the local body? You can’t. The clear command of scripture is to withdraw fellowship from those who are not doctrinally sound.

      II Thes 3:6: "Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us."
      Rom. 16:17: "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."
      To commune together means to have the same doctrine.
      II Thes. 2:15: "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle."
      II John 10-11: "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."

      C. Some Baptists in our day have watered down this doctrine by practicing what they call “Close Communion.” By this they mean that they believe that members of another Baptist church may take communion with us because they are of the same beliefs. Once again, this is unscriptural.

      The welcome to the Lord's Table should not be extended beyond the discipline of the local church. When we take the Lord’s Supper there is supposed to be no gross sin among us and no divisions among us. We have no idea of the spiritual condition of another church’s members. If there is sin or division in the case of this other church’s members, we have no way of knowing it. We cannot discipline them because they are not members of our church. This is why we practice “Closed” communion, meaning it is restricted solely to our church membership. 
      So then, in closing I would like to reiterate the three different ideas concerning the Lord’s Supper and who is to take it. 
      Closed Communion = Only members of a single local church. 
      Close Communion = Members of like faith and order may partake. 
      Open Communion = If you claim to be a Christian, or simply attending the service, you may partake. 
      It is no small thing to attempt to change that which was implemented by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
      Mt. 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 
      Many of our Baptist churches have a real need to consider the gravity of the act of observing The Lord’s Supper. It is not a light thing that is to be taken casually or without regard to the spiritual condition of ourselves or our church.
      1Co. 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

       28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

       29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

       30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

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I was given a "The Master Study Bible," KJV, with an, "Encyclopedia," Topical Concordance," and, "Other Study Materials," as a gift. Copyright by, "Cornerstone Bible Publishers" in Nashville, TN. Its leather bound. It has a "Bible Reading Plan," by Robert Murray. Besides having a nice "Bible Notes" section in the back it appears to have quite a selection of Bible maps. It is a Reference Bible with the references in the middle column.

Does anybody have any comments on it? Good or bad.

I have not have time to check any references as yet. Is there any references that anybody wants to bring to my attention?

Any comments, or specific things to look for, or background information on the Reference Bible authors is appreciated.

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SureWord,

As with you, until I received the Master Study Bible I had not heard of it. I did notice the Copyright was in 2001. But, I have not heard it discussed before. So, I wanted to ask my friends if they had any comments.

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On 1/8/2021 at 9:30 AM, Alan said:

I was given a "The Master Study Bible," KJV, with an, "Encyclopedia," Topical Concordance," and, "Other Study Materials," as a gift. Copyright by, "Cornerstone Bible Publishers" in Nashville, TN. Its leather bound. It has a "Bible Reading Plan," by Robert Murray. Besides having a nice "Bible Notes" section in the back it appears to have quite a selection of Bible maps. It is a Reference Bible with the references in the middle column.

Does anybody have any comments on it? Good or bad.

I have not have time to check any references as yet. Is there any references that anybody wants to bring to my attention?

Any comments, or specific things to look for, or background information on the Reference Bible authors is appreciated.

Alan, I remembered the study bible I was referring to its The Sure Word Reference Bible (no, I'm not joking). Apparently, it's the 1917 Scofield and The Subject Bible combined. It's no longer in print but I've heard it's well worth buying if you can find one. 

I found some info concerning your Master Study Bible:

It's similar to the Topical Study Bible, it was put out by the Southern Baptists and like 98% of study bibles it will be critical of the KJV in places but overall it was a well received study bible.

 

 

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My primary goal in this thread is to ascertain whether or not the center-column references in, “The Master Study Bible,” is a reliable system in order to properly ‘rightly divide the scriptures’ in order to learn biblical truth.

In my previous experience with Reference Bibles I noticed that passages are often referenced in the center-column that sometimes do not relate to the subject matter in question, or is not a proper passage to reference to in the context of the passage, and may have denominational or doctrinal bias.

So, I tend to look at center-column references carefully.

Lastly, whether a person agrees with the C. I. Scofield Reference Bible or not, it is probably the standard of Reference Bibles. So, I will give Scofield’s note on how to use his Reference Bible as it has not been improved on since he wrote it.

The Old Scofield Reference Bible - A Standard

The Scofield Scofield Reference Bible has a good reference system. To my knowledge, the C. I. Scofield Reference Bible referenced passages in the center-column are generally reliable. An individual can usually find other verses that explain the passage, or an reference to where the passage is quoted, within the context of the passage, without a denominational bias.

Also, on major subjects, Scofield referenced the subject matter in such a way that the reader can read the appropriate passages on a particular subject within the reference itself. Scofield’s system was ingenious and thus the reference system is referred to as, “a chain reference Bible.”

Scofield’s system, with an example and illustration, for “Subject References” is as follows,“How to use the Subject References. The subject references lead the reader from the first clear mention of a great truth to the last. The first and last references (in parenthesis) are repeated each time, so that wherever a reader comes upon a subject he may recur to the first reference and follow the subject, or turn at once to the Summary at the last reference. ILLUSTRATION (at Mark 1.1) b Gospel, vs.1,14,15; Mk 8.35 (Gen. 12:1-3, Rev.14:6). Here Gospel is the subject; vs.1, 14,15 show where it is at that particular place: Mk. 8.35 is the next reference in the chain, and the references in parenthesis are the first and the last.1

The Master Study Bible has no particular system of the references of passages as far as subject matter is concerned. The Master Study Bible system of the center-column references is as stated, “The Master Study Bible center-column reference system contains thousands of references to the King James text.” 2

In the days ahead I will be looking at various center-column references and give some examples of what I see. If there are any passages that anyone wants to see the differences in references let us know.

1 C., (Cyrus), I. Scofield, The Scofield Reference Bible, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1909, ed. 1945), p. 2.

2 The Master Study Bible, Introduction, (Nashville, TN, 2001), p. v.

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17 hours ago, Alan said:

My primary goal in this thread is to ascertain whether or not the center-column references in, “The Master Study Bible,” is a reliable system in order to properly ‘rightly divide the scriptures’ in order to learn biblical truth.

In my previous experience with Reference Bibles I noticed that passages are often referenced in the center-column that sometimes do not relate to the subject matter in question, or is not a proper passage to reference to in the context of the passage, and may have denominational or doctrinal bias.

So, I tend to look at center-column references carefully.

Lastly, whether a person agrees with the C. I. Scofield Reference Bible or not, it is probably the standard of Reference Bibles. So, I will give Scofield’s note on how to use his Reference Bible as it has not been improved on since he wrote it.

The Old Scofield Reference Bible - A Standard

The Scofield Scofield Reference Bible has a good reference system. To my knowledge, the C. I. Scofield Reference Bible referenced passages in the center-column are generally reliable. An individual can usually find other verses that explain the passage, or an reference to where the passage is quoted, within the context of the passage, without a denominational bias.

Also, on major subjects, Scofield referenced the subject matter in such a way that the reader can read the appropriate passages on a particular subject within the reference itself. Scofield’s system was ingenious and thus the reference system is referred to as, “a chain reference Bible.”

Scofield’s system, with an example and illustration, for “Subject References” is as follows,“How to use the Subject References. The subject references lead the reader from the first clear mention of a great truth to the last. The first and last references (in parenthesis) are repeated each time, so that wherever a reader comes upon a subject he may recur to the first reference and follow the subject, or turn at once to the Summary at the last reference. ILLUSTRATION (at Mark 1.1) b Gospel, vs.1,14,15; Mk 8.35 (Gen. 12:1-3, Rev.14:6). Here Gospel is the subject; vs.1, 14,15 show where it is at that particular place: Mk. 8.35 is the next reference in the chain, and the references in parenthesis are the first and the last.1

The Master Study Bible has no particular system of the references of passages as far as subject matter is concerned. The Master Study Bible system of the center-column references is as stated, “The Master Study Bible center-column reference system contains thousands of references to the King James text.” 2

In the days ahead I will be looking at various center-column references and give some examples of what I see. If there are any passages that anyone wants to see the differences in references let us know.

1 C., (Cyrus), I. Scofield, The Scofield Reference Bible, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1909, ed. 1945), p. 2.

2 The Master Study Bible, Introduction, (Nashville, TN, 2001), p. v.

It depends on the reference bible. Some are more topical or word study bibles. I think to find a study bible that rightly divides the scripture in a more detailed, systematic way you will need a study bible with notes, charts and outlines.

As far as finding a references bible that surpasses Scofield's I would highly recommend the Common Man's Reference bible. It is a combination of the references from different reference bibles including Scofield. Over 60,000 in all. Just like with Scofield you may not like all the notes but as far as references it's unsurpassed.

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SureWord,

I, along with others, appreciate the information. As you mentioned, there are many Reference Bibles, with many other fine points; such as, a topical or a word study Bible. A couple of which I already own. And, in some areas, they do surpass the Scofield Reference Bible in some areas.

My point in this thread is to do a more complete study on some references on "The Master Study Bible" as that is the one I am not familiar with and I felt the folks here on Online Baptist might be interested in.

As almost most folks here on Online Baptist either have, or have had, a Scofield Reference Bible they are familiar with its usage and can follow along easily with my comparisons. And, more than likely they have a Scofield Reference Bible on their shelf so they can easily check my source without much trouble to double-check my reasoning.

As there are many Reference Bibles on the market I feel the need to limit our discussion. So, let  us try and limit our discussion of just 'The Master Study Bible' compared to the Scofield Reference Bible.

Alan

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On 1/11/2021 at 3:25 PM, Alan said:

SureWord,

I, along with others, appreciate the information. As you mentioned, there are many Reference Bibles, with many other fine points; such as, a topical or a word study Bible. A couple of which I already own. And, in some areas, they do surpass the Scofield Reference Bible in some areas.

My point in this thread is to do a more complete study on some references on "The Master Study Bible" as that is the one I am not familiar with and I felt the folks here on Online Baptist might be interested in.

As almost most folks here on Online Baptist either have, or have had, a Scofield Reference Bible they are familiar with its usage and can follow along easily with my comparisons. And, more than likely they have a Scofield Reference Bible on their shelf so they can easily check my source without much trouble to double-check my reasoning.

As there are many Reference Bibles on the market I feel the need to limit our discussion. So, let  us try and limit our discussion of just 'The Master Study Bible' compared to the Scofield Reference Bible.

Alan

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Here are a couple of examples of what I am checking.

A. In Genesis 1:1 the Master Study Bible reference's are: John 1:1-3 and Job 38:4. I consider both of these references are fine as they help the reader with appropriate passages to help in their understanding of Genesis 1:1.

B. In Genesis 1:2 the Master Study Bible references are: Jeremiah 4:23 and Isaiah 40:12. I think that the reference of Isaiah 40:12 is a good reference to help the understanding of the reader.

But I consider the reference to Jeremiah 4:23 does not help the understanding of Genesis 1:2 to the reader. In Genesis 1:2 the context is still in the creation week. But, in Jeremiah 4:23 the context is the desolation of the land of Israel after the judgment of God. In Jeremiah 4:19-31 the prophet Jeremiah is clearly mourning the desolation of the land of Israel after a time of war.

In verse 25 the men of the land were in captivity or dead and in the birds of the air were fled. "I beheld, and lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled." Jeremiah 4:24. In Jeremiah 4:25 the fruitful places were desolate due to the Lord's anger against Israel. Clearly, in Genesis 1:2, there were not birds nor fruit bearing trees. 

In verse 27 we understand that that the whole context of Jeremiah 4:19-31 is clearly the desolation of the land of Israel.

"For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate: yet will I make not a full end." Jeremiah 4:27

As I had brought out earlier in my, "Scientific Studies," the words, "without form and void" as used in Genesis 1:2 and Jeremiah 4:23 is the same as the word, "desolate." Here is the link to the "Scientific Study" and the more detailed notes on the words, "without form and void" and "desolate."

In fact, if you check out "Note # 3," in the Scofield Reference Bible on Genesis 1:2 it is apparent that the Master Study bible is basically the same as Scofield. And, I consider the references is both Reference Bibles in error.

 

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By a careful examination, and the correct dividing of the Scriptures, one of the important doctrines of the Bible is the restoration of the nation of Israel, as promised by God to the patriarchs. Along with the restoration of the nation of Israel the Lord Jesus will reign as KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS and David will be raised to reign as King over Israel.

In this lesson we will look at the prophecy of Ezekiel 37:24 and the references to, ‘David my servant shall be king over them;.’ The prophet Ezekiel prophesied, “And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.” Ezekiel 37:24

A. In Ezekiel 37:24 The Master Study Bible reference's for, ‘v David my servant shall be king over them;,’ are: “v Isa. 40:11; Luke 1:32.”1

B. In the Scofield Reference Bible we have the following references for, f David my servant shall be king over them;,’ are: “f Isa. 40.11, Jer. 23.5; 30:9; Ezek. 34.23,24; Hos. 3.5; Lk.1.32” 2

Both Reference Bibles have Isaiah 40:11 and Luke 1:32. In addition, below are the scripture references that Scofield adds:

Ezekiel 34:23-24, “And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant, David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.”

Jeremiah 23:5, “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.”

Jeremiah 30:9, “But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their King, whom I will raise up unto them.”

Hosea 3:5, “Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their King; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.”

The Scofield Reference Bible correctly references the reader to the proper passages, Ezekiel 34:23-24, Jeremiah 23:5; 30:9, and Hosea 3:5. Whereas, ‘The Master Study Bible,” omits all of these extremely important four passages, Ezekiel 34:23-24, Jeremiah 23:5; 30:9, and Hosea 3:5, as references to David as king. In my opinion, the reader of the Scofield Reference Bible will gather the proper interpretation of Ezekiel 37:24.

1 The Master Study Bible, Ezekiel 37:24 – Reference Column Note, (Nashville, TN: Cornerstone Bible Publishers, 1999,) p. 627.

2 Scofield Reference Bible, Ezekiel 37:24 - Reference Column Note, ed., 1909, 1946 (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), p. 862.

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The Master Study Bible is published by Holman Press. I used the Holman crossreference for my sites, https://myOpenBible.org, https://phpBible.org and https://kjBible.org. (I also have the Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge crossreference, but it is massive, leaving me with the problem of having too many crossreference verses to fit in the margin). The verses you mention only partly match up the the Holman crossreference I have, so they may have changed it. 

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1 hour ago, Danny Carlton said:

The Master Study Bible is published by Holman Press. I used the Holman crossreference for my sites, https://myOpenBible.org, https://phpBible.org and https://kjBible.org. (I also have the Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge crossreference, but it is massive, leaving me with the problem of having too many crossreference verses to fit in the margin). The verses you mention only partly match up the the Holman crossreference I have, so they may have changed it. 

Thank you for giving us the link to your Bible site. I appreciate the following notice on the top of your site quote: "All text is from the King James Version also known as the Authorized Version."

As you stated, the subject matter, the cross references, the maps, and the other material in the Master Study Bible is massive. There are so many that a study of this size can only select a few. That is one of the reasons why I asked the question in the first post if anybody had any thoughts on the material within the References and material.

I appreciate your thoughts on the Master Study Bible. Keep up the good work on your website. May God Bless you and your work.

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      How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Eph 3:3-9
      And I do not mean this as a Hyper-dispensationalist would, for there were people in Christ before Paul (Rom. 16:7). This is not prophecy for there are none concerning the Church age in the O.T..
      Israel rejected the New Wine (Jesus Christ) and said the Old Wine (law) was better, had they tasted the New Wine there would be no church age or mystery as spoken above. to be revealed.
      It was a revealed mystery. Sure there are things concerning the Gentiles after the this age. And we can now see types in the Old Testament (Boaz and Ruth) concerning a Gentile bride, but this is hindsight.
      Peter could have had a ham sandwich in Acts 2, but he did not know it till later, by revelation. But this has nothing to do with 1John 2;23 and those 10 added words in italics. Where did they get them? Did the violate Pro. 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Where did they get this advance revelation? Was it from man, God or the devil?
        I just read your comment and you bypassed what I wrote concerning book arrangement, chapters being added and verse numberings and such. There is no scripture support for these either, should we reject these?
      Happy New Year
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    • Bro. West

      Seeing it is Christ----mas time and I was answering question on Luke 2:33 concerning Jesus, Mary and Joseph . I thought it would be fitting to display a poem i wrote concerning the matter.
      SCRIPTURAL MARY

      I WALK NOT ON WATER NOR CHANGE IT TO WINE
      SO HEARKEN O’ SINNER TO THIS STORY OF MINE
      I, AM A DAUGHTER OF ABRAHAM SINNER BY BIRTH
      A HAND MAID OF LOW ESTATE USED HERE ON EARTH
      MY HAIR IS NOT GENTILE BLOND, I HAVE NOT EYES OF BLUE
      A MOTHER OF MANY CHILDREN A DAUGHTER OF A JEW
      FOR JOSEPH MY HUSBAND DID HONOUR OUR BED
      TO FATHER OUR CHILDREN WHO NOW ARE ALL DEAD
      BUT I SPEAK NOT OF THESE WHO I LOVED SO WELL
      BUT OF THE FIRST BORN WHICH SAVED ME FROM HELL
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY SO TRUST ME NOT
                                               2
      WHEN I WAS A VIRGIN UNKNOWN BY MAN
      THE ANGEL OF GOD SPOKE OF GOD’S PLAN
      FOR I HAD BEEN CHOSEN A FAVOUR VESSEL OF CLAY
      TO BARE THE SON OF THE HIGHEST BY AN UNUSUAL WAY
      FOR THE SCRIPTURE FORETOLD OF WHAT WAS TO BE
      SO MY WOMB GOD FILLED WHEN HE OVER SHADOW ME
      BUT THE LAW OF MOSES DID DEMAND MY LIFE
      WOULD JOSEPH MY BETROTHED MAKE ME HIS WIFE
      I THOUGHT ON THESE THINGS WITH SO NEEDLESS FEARS
      BUT A DREAM HE RECEIVED ENDED ALL FEARS
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY SO TRUST ME NOT
                                              3
      THEN MY SOUL DID REJOICE IN GOD MY SAVIOR
      HE SCATTERED THE PROUD AND BLESS ME WITH FAVOR
      O’ THE RICH ARE EMPTY, THE HUNGRY HAVE GOOD THINGS
      FOR THE THRONE OF DAVID WOULD HAVE JESUS THE KING
      BUT BEFORE I DELIVERED THE MAN CHILD OF OLD
      CAESAR WITH TAXES DEMANDED OUR GOLD
      TO THE CITY OF DAVID JOSEPH AND I WENT
      ON A BEAST OF BURDEN OUR STRENGTH NEAR SPEND
      NO ROOM AT An INN, BUT A STABLE WAS FOUND
      WITH STRAW AND DUNG LAID ON THE GROUND
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, SO TRUST ME NOT
                                                  4
      MY MATRIX WAS OPEN IN A PLACE SO PROFANE
      FROM THE GLORY OF GLORIES TO A BEGGAR’S DOMAIN
      SO WE WRAPPED THE CHILD GIVEN TO THE HEATHEN A STRANGER
      NO REPUTATION IS SOUGHT TO BE BORN IN A MANGER
      HIS STAR WAS ABOVE US THE HOST OF HEAVEN DID SING
      FOR SHEPHERDS AND WISE MEN WORSHIP ONLY THE KING
      BUT HEROD THAT DEVIL SOUGHT FOR HIS SOUL
      AND MURDER RACHEL’S CHILDREN UNDER TWO YEARS OLD
      BUT JOSEPH MY HUSBAND WAS WARNED IN A DREAM
      SO WE FLED INTO EGYPT BECAUSE OF HIS SCHEME
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY SO TRUST ME NOT
                                               5
      SO THE GIVER OF LIFE, THE ROCK OF ALL AGES
      GREW UP TO FULFILL THE HOLY PAGES
      HE PREACH WITH AUTHORITY LIKE NONE BEFORE
      PLEASE TRUST HIS WORDS AND NOT THE GREAT WHORE
      HER BLACK ROBE PRIEST FILL THEIR LIPS WITH MY NAME
      WITH BLASPHEMOUS PRAISE, DAMMATION AND SHAME
      THERE ARE NO NAIL PRINTS IN MY HANDS, MY BODY DID NOT ARISE
      NOR, AM A DEMON OF FATIMA FLOATING IN THE SKY
      THERE IS NO DEITY IN MY VEINS FOR ADAM CAME FROM SOD
      FOR I, AM, MOTHER OF THE SON OF MAN NOT THE MOTHER OF GOD
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, SO TRUST ME NOT
      6
      FOR MY SOUL WAS PURCHASED BY GOD UPON THE CROSS
      FOR MY SINS HE DID SUFFER AN UNMEASURABLE COST
      I WILL NOT STEAL HIS GLORY WHO ROSE FROM THE DEAD
      ENDURING SPIT AND THORNS PLACED ON HIS HEAD
      YET, IF YOU WISH TO HONOR ME THEN GIVE ME NONE AT ALL
      BUT TRUST THE LAMB WHO STOOL IN PILATE’S HALL
      CALL NOT ON THIS REDEEMED WOMAN IN YOUR TIME OF FEAR
      FOR I WILL NOT GIVE ANSWER NEITHER WILL I HEAR
      AND WHEN THE BOOKS ARE OPEN AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE
      I AMEN YOUR DAMNATION THAT TRUST NOT HIM ALONE
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, O’ SINNER TRUST ME NOT

                       WRITTEN BY BRO. WEST
       
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