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  1. Some Christians as a matter of faith believe that some particular variant of the KJV is the perfectly preserved Word of God for the English speaking people. I emphasize matter of faith. Frankly, trying to have a dialog with many KJV-only people is often like trying to have a dialog with a convinced flat-earther. Some are so convinced that God did it one particular way that their faith rides on being right on this particular matter. For them, it is not a question of looking at existing manuscripts and textual studies, it is a matter of looking at which things led the the KJV and rejecting all else as either corrupted or Satanically inspired. In my opinion, it's not much different than those who reject any and all science that in their minds falsely proves the earth is globe-like. I've looked through a number of KJV only sites. I consider most of them to at best to be sloppy; and at worst to be a fringe cult. Most of their "proofs" of satanic inspiration of modern day "perversions" (as they are wont to call any non-KJV translation) boils down to either the devil or sin causing any difference from the KJV. Pages upon pages of pointing out that different versions are different from the KJV and then assuming that every difference had an insidious doctrinal agenda behind it. Then a few superficial criticisms and sloppy descriptions of how manuscripts were copied, transmitted, and are studied that sound convincing to people who know little about such things. Presenting overly simplified scholarly-sounding dichotomies like Antiochian and Alexandrian manuscripts and then giving "proofs" why one is Godly and the other is not. Most of them seem to play off of the legitimate scholarly debate of the merits of the majority texts versus older texts to reject older texts; and then falsely equate the Textus Receptus with the Majority Text. The one thing they do well is generating pages upon pages of "proofs" that give an impression of an overwhelming sea of evidence in their favor. People get lost in this sea of information that is little more than a long list of the differences between the KJV and other translations with speculative comments about the potential sinful, satanic, and heretical reasons for the differences. My sense is that for most KJV-only believers, there is a fundamental underlying assumption that only one text, only one version, only one possible translation from Greek or Hebrew into English is the correct one and that it is an all or nothing proposition. Either the entire translation is perfectly God's Word, or it should be rejected. For people with this belief, it is a critical matter of faith to identify which manuscripts, which texts, which particular phrasing and wording in English is the single and only one the God has chosen as His Word. This approach is quite frankly similar in outlook to a denomination like the RCC or any other denomination that has historically claimed to have unique access to the entirety of God's truth. All others are wrong to the extent that anyone disagrees with them. It is a matter of finding the one and only place where God has put His authority and going there. Most Christians approach the question of how to deal with the variety of different manuscripts on a passage to passage basis. For them, it is a question of painstakingly looking at the various manuscript witnesses for each passage to determine which set of witnesses is most credible for a given passage. For them, it is not a question of asking which manuscript is the anointed one and always correct, but rather, collectively, what do these various witnesses say about the most likely original reading. For them, it is about considering the range of possible wordings and phrasing of a Greek or Hebrew passage being translated into English. It is about trying to understand the full range of nuances in the Greek or Hebrew sentences to best understand what a particular passage means and says. The approach here is that God has not given any one particular group exclusivity, but rather forces Christians to come together and carefully consider as a body what the various witnesses are saying. It is one thing for a believer to have their personal reasons for preferring the KJV. It is by far another to make claims that English speaking Christians should not use any other version or to claim that the majority of differences are due to satanic, heretical, or sinful activities.
  2. I struggled for a long time, looking for a church I felt I belonged. I went to one for a long time, but it was a 50 minute drive. (I prayed I would find something closer to home.) God answered! I finally found a church that challenges me and I feel like I belong. It's within 2 miles from home! It is bible based, relevant and I truly feel like this is where God wants me to be. I can listen to Chris' sermons online when I am unable to be in church, and I am so very thankful. God is good!
  3. Please pray for the health of elderly and children and the physically compromised - that God will protect them from the awful flu and cold germs that have been circulating. Please also pray that I stay healthy because I work with the very young and the very old, so I can't be terribly sick and be near them. Thank you for praying. God bless you!
  4. I am a Jesus Christ only believer! not attacking any kjvonly’s, but there are many non English speaking people who know Jesus without kjv.
  5. I pray for God's immediate healing of this woman. Amen.
  6. Thank you all so much, my breathing seems to have returned to normal "for me", which though not perfect, does not make be feel panicky - now longer "gasping"!
  7. I did something to my wrist. I suspect that the garbage container lid fell on it since I have bruises across the top of it and a strange small lump. Typing and doing many chores with my right fingers is painful, and it was very painful last night. Use of my thumb is very limited. I don't want to go to the doctor again 0r to the ER due to the flu that is epidemic here. So I have been trying to make due with my left hand, which is slow going. Please pray that God heal me and that He enable me to sleep well. Please also pray that He protect my lungs and heal COPD. Constant hard productive coughing can be exhausting. Thank you all. God's mercies are new every morning.
  8. Please pray for our head guy at my job. He got out of hid car Sunday to help somebody in a accident and a car hit him and he passed away. He was talking to the guy in his overturn car when this car hit him. Pray for also our two ithet bosses who were there. They saw a lot of terrible things to there friend. It was a aweful accident. One of the bosses took it hard. Thank you.
  9. So it has been pitched by the post tribulation crowd that God's purpose in sending His children , in whom there is now " no condemnation ", into the tribulation is that there are those in Christ who are weak and are not pleasing to God . They need extra " testing " with the spirit of fear, bondage , temptation that they may be made strong like themselves or be plucked from the hand of Christ if their weakness demands . A tough love culling the herd of the weaker Christians by the God of all divine comfort and mercies . Once again you have a post-trib philosophy completely counter to the Words of Jesus who told us that though in Christ we will encounter temptation in this world , it is the expressed desire of God the Father for His children to ," lead us not into temptation ." Whereas the pre-trib understanding is in complete concurrence with this statement of Jesus's , with His children being led " not into temptation " through His gathering of them to Himself in the rapture . Striking how consistent each belief is juxtaposed to the various teachings of Jesus .
  10. There are a few people in my life I am trying to invite to church, witness, and pray for their salvation. This may take some time. But I ask that you reading this would pray for me as I go out and witness, that they would be saved. I feel like there is some opposition to them coming to know Christ. Pray that 1. I would be bold in speaking of Christ and inviting people to fellowship and to a faithful church 2. Spiritual strongholds against Christianity (at least three dear friends have been turned off from Catholicism) would be weakened by the Holy Spirit. 3. That I'd make Christ look attractive with loving behavior.
  11. mel85

    lord shiva

    Friends , today people in India are worshipping lord shiva. please pray that they know and worship Lord Jesus
  12. Hi All, this is my first post and I wasn't sure where to put it. Couple days ago I had a massive crash which the insurance has said I'm liable for. Now I am without a car as the settlement will be way lower than what the car is worth. Furthermore the car is on finance so no way for me to get another car or courtesy. This has brought my life to a halt as I had to go hopsital due to pain down my right arm(they advised I had nerve damage) I have managed to take the rest of the week off work but at a loss with what to do starting next week. I have tried to be so strong during this time and my wife has been telling me it's fine. I have mixed feelings of gratitude to God and anger I've cried constantly because I don't know what I'm going to do. I know it's not Gods fault but guess one of those emotions when something like this happens so suddenly. Would you be able to pray for me as I used my car for work, taking my son to nursery and picking him up so as you can imagine everything is thrown in the air at the moment and I can't find peace in my mind to even pray properly without having the worst anxiety and fear. Thanks for reading apologies if It's long
  13. That's what I get for stepping away from the computer for a few minutes
  14. It is so sad when we see people lost, lost in their sins, lost in their flesh, lost in darkness, lost in deceit. Those people need to see the light, these people have to wake up, these people have to surrender to the only true Lord and Savior, the Son of God: Jesus Christ. Why is it so hard for some people to grasp something so simple as salvation? Satan works hard against repentance, against true repentance... He will do everything to hold you in your sins, in darkness. It is so hard, so hard to surrender to the Truth. Especially nowadays, when we have so many technology, so many things to fill our eyes, so much entertainment, so much deception, so many traps. The world is deceiving, it tries to elude us, it tries to say: "Hey, stay here... Love me, and stay here! Have fun in your evil pleasures. There is nothing better than this" Why is it so hard for people to stay walking with the Lord, and carry their cross to the end?! Satan works hard against repentance... He tries to tell us that we do not have to stay with the Lord. He tries to give us the impression that if we remain in Him, if we strive to please Him, if we strive to walk according to His Spirit and deny ourselves, deny our flesh... That we are falling from grace and working to be saved. Satan makes that seems that we are working to be saved... That we are not trusting in the Lord for our salvation. "So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do." - Luke 17:10 I repeat: Satan does not play. And he will carry many, many people to hell with him. Why?! Because people simply does not surrender to the Lord. People does not hear His words, they do not take Him seriously. Many people are deceived by Satan that they do not have to change their lives, that they should not do what the Lord taught us to. And I can say without any doubt: That is a deception. And it is leading many, many people to hell. People who do not surrender to the Lord, do not deny themselves and say: "Lord, Lord... I am yours, take my life in your hands. I want to please you and to follow you, I want to be your sheep, I want to have life". And how hard Satan works against repentance, against full, and I repeat full submission to the Lord and His words. Who would ever argue against Him? Who would fight against His words? Satan works very hard against Him... He does not want to see people denying themselves, their pleasures, their desires, their flesh, this evil world and its habits. He wants to take every of us to hell with him... He tries to deceive us by saying: "This is just your flesh... It is normal, the Lord understands" The truth is that, many will say to Him in that Day... Many will seek to enter and they will not be able. And many surely will not understand why because they were deceived, they did not hear the Lord nor obeyed His Gospel. It is because they did not hear the Lord, they did not obeyed Him, they preferred to listen to Satan and their flesh. "Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 18:4 In the name of the Lord Jesus, I tell you: "Surrender, surrender to Me before it is too late". Or do you think the Lord will punish anyone who lived as He desired and loved Him: To seek to depart from sin, deny their flesh, deny themselves, carry their cross, hate their lives to full obedience of Christ. I know Satan makes many people to think that... He tells you that: "It is by grace... No need to repent, no need to please Him... No need to surrender". Do not be deceived, no one can love the Lord Jesus Christ, no one can love God and do what is pleasant in His sight without His grace, His saving mercy and grace. It is by His grace alone, and through faith alone that we seek to please Him, and stay with Him... That we seek to deny ourselves daily, and say NO to all that is unholy, and to live according to His Spirit. We may fail sometimes, but when we fail we suffer, we cry, we repent and pray and seek to do what is right next time, because we love Him. Please, start loving Him today. "But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him." - 1 Corinthians 8:3 "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." - Romans 8:1 I know where I was about 1 year ago, and from where the Lord took me from... I tell you my testimony here, because I have experienced the grace of God, the true grace of God... I have experienced His love. I can tell you: There is nothing better in this world than to walk in His light. Do not be deceived. I have faced many obstacles, many traps of Satan who tried to stop me and go back... Satan really tries very hard against true repentance. I had the same difficulties anyone find in the flesh: Vices, addictions, bad habits, evil desires, idolatry, the love for earthly things. And I can tell you that by the grace of God alone, through faith alone... By seeking, praying, and watching and applying His instructions I have been winning against all those things. Through faith in Him. To Him be the glory. "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" - Luke 11:13 Satan always come with excuses: "It is all OK, by His grace you are OK... No need to repent, no need to flee from evil, it is just how you are" Satan is a liar, a big deceiver... And he is deceiving many... In the name of the Lord Jesus: "Do not play with your salvation. Deny yourselves and take your cross". "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it." - Matthew 16:25 Who is the only who would fight against a holy life? Who is the only who would fight against true repentance?! Only Satan would fight against those things... And I see there are many people who resist the Holy Spirit, who resist full submission of their lives to the Lord. And this will surely, lead many, many to destruction. Do not hear Satan... Hear the Lord, obey Him by faith, and have life. "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’" - Matthew 7:21-23 I do not know how many will believe in what I am writing... But I just hope you do not cry and suffer everlasting torment for not believing and receiving the truth. "There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out." - Luke 13:28 In the name of the Lord Jesus: "Surrender, surrender to Me before it is too late". It is time to surrender, says the Lord. "for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." - Romans 14:17 Glory to God! Amen.
  15. Which, I think you already learned from ABBA YHVH, Yeshua's teachings, His Word, accurately (and testable), more than (as commonly mistaken) it is words, thoughts, feelings or emotions (often subjective yet not subject to Christ).
  16. It is no wonder... I want to remind you that even Satan quotes scripture to deceive people. "and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’" - Matthew 4:6 "Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”" - Matthew 4:7 That is when vigilance and rightly dividing the Word of Truth is very, very important. And only by grace the Lord can give us wisdom and lead us to the truth. "But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”" - James 4:6 "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." - James 1:5 Glory to God! Amen.
  17. so it wouldn't matter how accurate their translation was, would it AMEN if one has not Christ then what on earth does it mean to have a fountain of info on truth. they will never be able to discern without CHRIST the rightly divided truth at all. ABSOLUTELY TRUE JEFF.
  18. See HOW FAST its really beginning to infect the minds . We will sadly see this go through the roof yowm. Its why by grace I did all I could to warn against it . I KNOW you are dead set against that interfaith, but yowm, in time we really will be the by far minority , EVEN in Christendom. Yowm , its going to go viral THIS YEAR . it will swell more than ever into minds and hearts . It might seem I warn out a bit excessive at times. But really I am just doing as I am led. Brother it really is going to explode fast this year . oh yes , a delusion has began that will increase till everyone not TRULY of the lamb has sold out to the all inclusive ecumenical lie . The dark king and kings, the hour of great betrayal, IS INDEED SPEEDING right at us or we right at it . The time will come when even those who claim Christ in mouth only will see us as dangerous and in the way of world peace and unity. and brother , to be honest , While I don't know HOW MUCH time is left till it gets to that point , this I do know, WE FAST ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME . This mindset will increase . But that means we must increase in warning out against it and pointing to ONLY JESUS for ONLY JESUS SAVES .
  19. I join you in prayer, Mel. It's hard to believe that a lot of Indians still worship an idol like this.
  20. If their hearts welcome, truly, the Lord Jesus, they would be saved. But when people hears, is convicted and simply ignore... It is sad. "Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!" - Matthew 10:15 "For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death." - 2 Corinthians 7:10 Surrender, people, surrender to the Lord Jesus before it is too late. Obey the Gospel. "For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them." - Matthew 13:15 “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” - Luke 5:31-32
  21. The timing for everything that happens is in God's hands..........what I see is that fallen man is not in control of his own destiny at all, but is being swept along in a in a kind of tide that he cannot help himself.
  22. Hello - I'm a newbie too - welcome!
  23. Glad it is better but will continue to pray.
  24. Willa

    Logan

    Praying for Logan, esp. for his lungs to be cleared.
  25. So even if you don't believe in Jesus, but do show mercy and help people, I think you'll be forgiven. It is so obvious you know not LOVE at all. Talk about a works salvation . you and francis man yall see things so similar. Do you think pope francis is a man of God or not . I wonder what is coming next from you. maybe something like if we all just come together for world peace and love one another we will all be saved even other religons who know not Christ . You got love all messed up . You ready for the all inclusive love gospel for world peace and you may or may not even know that .
  26. They sure do. And no marvel for satan himself can appear as an angel of light and he has got many ministirs appearing as men of righteous , cloaked in wool but out of they mouths comes the mix. He has so many so deceived today when one goes to rebuke sin or error...............they get told WE AINT UNDER THE LAW when one goes to rebuke sin or error............. they get told GOD IS LOVE see how they twist the truth . they say it , but imply it all the wrong way. And they has a many duped now . Most have no idea, none that they are already under the sway of that all incluslive world religion . THEY have no idea . For it uses words like love , peace , tolerance , unity but does so all in the wrong light . And if the light that is in them be darkness, WOE WOE WOE how great it is. We got bad major problems the way into the one world religion is steeped with a false love , a false unity , a false peace , and it has many legs but in time they will become ONE HEART on MIND and will more than ever hate the truth and or those who speak it . Tis all about a one world all inclusive false love gospel .
  27. I thought I would interject this into the conversation. My husband grew up extremely poor. His family got government commodities, which were the boxes of food and clothing. He said it was like Christmas. The family was happy with to get the boxes. They didnt feel like they were cheated or that it was too controlling. Quite frankly, the idea that it is too controlling strikes me as unreasonable. It is a handout. Not something you are owed. One should be grateful for whatever one gets instead of thinking one should be able to do whatever they want with it.
  28. This is a battle we are in, so it doesn't seem to be quite so cut and dried as that. If we get over confident and take too much for granted we are already deceived. There is that we need to walk softly and humbly before our God, as well.
  29. I meant pray for our boss family. Our boss got killed. So any prayer is mute. But his family needs prayers.Thanks
  30. Praying for the friends and family of this person. May the Lord comfort them and fill them with His peace that passes all understanding.
  31. If anyone love God, then he/she will automatically love people... It is by His love in us that we love. We cannot love the world or lies, love rejoices in the truth. God's word is truth. "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." - 1 John 2:15 Surrender, people, surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ... Obey the Gospel! "Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams." - 1 Samuel 15:22
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