Weakening The Christian Mind


Christian MindThe Bible says…

1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. Romans 2:1 (KJV)

Here’s where it gets weakened.

Romans 2:1(RSV)

1Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.

Romans 2:1(NASB)

1Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

Romans 2:1(NKJV)

1Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

Romans 2:1(TLB)

1“Well,” you may be saying, “what terrible people you have been talking about!” But wait a minute! You are just as bad. When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are talking about yourselves, for you do these very same things.

Romans 2:1(TMSG)

1Those people are on a dark spiral downward. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and misdemeanors.

See how at first the separation is in “wherein thou judgest another thou condemnest thyself” to finally, absolving you of the guilt? “THerefore thou art inexcusable” becomes “therefore you have no excuse” (reducing it) to “What terrible people have you been talknig about (in other words, I’m not without excuse, I’m no longer making excuses, to terrible people…)

to “those people are on a dark downward spiral.”

A Christian without a Bible is weaponless,and ineffectual.

Get back to the King James Bible.

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The King James Bible issue explained (for people who don’t know)


King James BibleIn light of Phil Stringer’s speech to the King James organizations last year (which I finally just listened to!) I thought I’d explain the whole King James issue.

One person who reads my blog wrote on their own blog, “I don’t mind the King James issue, but I hate the people who defend it.” And to a certain extent, I can’t blame them for thinking this way. Presumably that means me as well, but hey… a lot of us do deserve the comments. I’ll explain.

For starters, no one person speaks for the King James only movement. There’s a lot of people who speak for the issue. And there’s several that most of us frankly wish, would shut up.

I don’t own any writings, ebooks or audio recordings by Gail Riplinger. She’s written some things that I’ve seen quoted that I agree with… and she’s written many things that I do not agree with.

She’s said many mean-spirited things… and honestly, some wild-eyed things that make us KJV defenders all look like idiots. I own – and use – a Strong’s concordance. From what I’ve seen quoted in it, the “Toxic” book sounds like, well, lunacy. She’s done a poor job of research, and makes the same mistake a lot of evangelical Christians do as well.

Briefly, if I get a book published by Tyndale, I’d probably be bouncing like an idiot. “I got published! Yes!!!” I’d send my manuscript off, check my proofs carefully, and very possibly, if the editor was feeling generous, I might even get to okay the book cover.

It does not mean I’m having any secret meetings with any of the other Tyndale publishers. Let’s just hypothesize that James White also landed a publishing deal with Tyndale. It doesn’t mean we’re getting together and having coffee. It also doesn’t mean he and I are plotting to edit (HORRORS!) or destroy the King James Bible.

Gail Riplinger does make those kinds of leaps of logic. But so do a lot of evangelical Christians I’ve seen books by. Many of the people who investigate the Illuminati, new world order, etc make those very same leaps of logic. I guess it’s okay for Texe Marrs to do it, but not a King James only person?

Let me briefly distance myself from another King James defender I wish would shut up. Or at least tone it down. Peter Ruckman. The man’s a cult leader. He makes some very strange statements, is very bigoted, and no doubt would dismiss me as a “jackass” and a “kike”. Yes, he does talk like that. My seminary president visited his church once, and testified that yes, Ruckman says the “N” word from the pulpit. Racism really is not helping the cause of the King James Bible any.

Those kind of people really do the King James world a disservice. NO, I don’t stand on street corners with a megaphone shouting, “You’re going to hell! You’re going to Hell!” Peter S. Ruckman’s church does that, from what Marc Monte says.

Okay, there you go. I know I’m rough. I know I speak very strongly. But then again, I’ve read the Bible a lot, and Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel, and many others did so as well. I get so absolutely fed up with people – heretics, really – question the bible, deny the Bible, make up their own doctrine, and steer my Christian brethren on a sleepwalking road back to Rome. So, I tend to speak very harshly about such people.

So, let me explain the King James issue. I know you’re not James White. I know you’re not Ron Rhodes. I know you’re not John Ankerberg. These people all speak against the King James issue, and in reality,most of the people who speak against the King James Issue have never studied it.

When you see us slam the opponents of the King James issue, pause and consider this – we’re defending our beliefs. And many of the people that oppose us often have agendas. And many of them hold to secret heresies they won’t admit to. That’s very often the people we’re mentally imagining when we write these articles.

The first thing you should be aware of is… who is on these Bible translating committees? Check these people out. Read about the names of these people. Oh, wow… hey, James White is on the translating committee of some modern translations – that means financially he’s got a stake in attacking the ing James Only movement!

What about Virginia Mollenkot? What are her beliefs about Bible inerrancy, God, the inspiration and preservation of Scripture?

What about Cardinal Carlo Martini? The Jesuit? What agenda does he have?

What about some of these other names? Kurt Aland. Matthew Black, Bruce Metzger, Allen Wikgren? what do these people believe? What are their statements of faith? Should these people be deciding how to translate the Greek texts into English? Some words such as Uranos can mean heaven or sky. Do you want someone who does not believe in heaven translating your Bible?

Let me ask a question – and again, I understand that many of you have simply never been educated in the Bible issue.

1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV)

Okay, we all understand, agree, and are aware the Bible says that in the last times heretics will arise.

1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 2 Peter 2:1-3 (KJV)

Even the most trusting evangelical Christian begins to suspect this may not be a person in the congregation, but also pastors as well.

If Satan was going to weaken Christians and lead them astray, where’s the best places to get his tools? His wolves? In the pulpits.

And translating your Bibles

Are you aware that Kurt Aland, of the Nestle’-Aland Greek Texts, is a heretic? He does not even accept that the 66 books we have in our Bible belong there. And he’s open to other books being put in, and probably even some of ours being taken out. There’s quotes from Aland about that very subject. Read them.

And keep in mind, he’s the man responsible for the Greek texts used by the Bible societies.

Scared yet? You should be.

Because the truth is that all the modern texts come from codex sinaiticus – a Greek text that a known manuscript forger confessed to forging over 100 years ago… – and from a copy of Codex Vaticanus. Not the original, but a copy. Vaticanus is exhibited at the Vatican library, but if it looks like you’re reading it or translating it, it’s yanked away and placed back in the back rooms.

Neither of these books are complete. Sinaiticus has several apocryphal texts and pseudopigraphal texts in it. Does that mean we should be accepting these books as canon?

Sinaiticus is written in the wrong Greek, Attic Greek, not in Koine greek – this places it either in the wrong era (100 BC) or… as a clumsy forgery. And remember, Constantinus Simonides (a known Bible and manuscript forger) had already admitted to forging it early in his career. Even he admitted it was a clumsy forgery!

Here’s the issue. Vaticanus does not have some books. Sinaiticus does not have some books. They disagree with each other in tens of thousands of places.
If I were to translate the New Testament from these texts, I’d have years of heartache about it, trying to decide which of the texts are correct. Do I choose the verse that is missing half the words, or do I choose the one that has left out some words? One verse is missing in one text the name of God, the other is missing the name of Christ. Almost every reference to fasting is removed from one of the manuscripts.

And both of them disagree GREATLY with over 5200 other Greek Texts, that all the Christian churches had been using since the times of the Apostles.

Now, those 5200 agree. There’s some minor copying errors between them, and a few misspelled words – but aside from that, they all agree. You can go from one to the other of those 5,200 manuscripts and find that they all pretty much say exactly the same thing word for word.

So, which would you choose? The copy of Vaticanus and the possibly forged, incomplete Greek text that disagrees with Vaticanus in 10,000 places? Or the 5,200 other manuscripts?

You and I would find this one a no-brainer. Go with 2 flawed manuscripts, or go with the 5,200 ones that agree? I think we’d all turn to the really big pile. The work would actually go faster. You don’t have to decide which version to go with! You just simply read them, and when you come to a repeated word or a space that looks like a word was misspelled or left out, you consult another. You could do it with three or four manuscripts.

Or, you could use one of the manuscripts that’s already been compiled by men who’ve done just that! The compilation often bears the same name as the same family of texts, the Textus-Receptus.

But what do Nestle and Aland choose? Or Wescott and Hort? What did they ALL choose for the modern translations? Why, the forged manuscript and the copy provided by the Vatican.

Huh. The… very choice you’d expect men who deny the deity of Jesus Christ, the inspiration, preservation and canon of the Bible to make.

It’s the only conclusion I can come to. The protests of James White and John Ankerberg cannot sweep away that fact. They’re choosing texts that are flawed, incomplete, and possibly forged.

By an amazing coincidence, these Greek texts neglect almost every reference to fasting. They omit many references to the Blood of Jesus Christ. There’s a few Charismatics who follow this blog. They’d be shocked to find that out!

And many of the verses deliberately change many of the verses that affirm the deity of Christ. Would you trust the manuscripts that affirm many times that Jesus Christ is God, that ye must be born again, that Christ rose from the dead? Or do you want the ones that omit these references?

this is the King james only issue. This is the issue at hand. And Christians who love the Bible, once they become aware of it and begin looking up the translations of various verses, all become convinced of the issue. And they get fighting mad!

I’m furious we have allowed men like Bruce Metzger who denies openly the deity of Jesus Christ and calls Genesis “a fable” to translate our Bibles. We allow Unitarians to suggest wordings they can live with. After all , the thought of Hell makes Unitarians uncomfortable! If they deny the existence of Hell, and give it names like “tartarus” “gehenna” and “hades”, they can sleep a little easier at night.

Because they deny that Jesus Christ is God. And if you believe that, you are not saved. And if you’re not saved, where will you go when you die?

If you’d like, I can list verse after verse after verse that will scare you and will make you put away your other Bibles. And even get you to the point that you will start calling the Modern Bible Versions… well, you’ll start adding the prefix “per” to “version.”

I’m betting that if you can stay a follower of my often-too blunt blog for more than a week, you must be a committed Christian with a love for Christ and His Bible. And if that’s the case, you need to look into this issue. Because a lot is at stake.

4 Reasons to be a Fundamentalist


Why should you be a Fundamentalist? Now, from everything I’ve been studying about blogging lately, I’m supposed to have a short 25 word lead in here. Let’s assume I did this!
Now I’m supposed to have a short personal story that shows me as getting this wrong. Okay. I was an Evangelical when I got saved. I thought that was the same thing as being a Fundamentalist. I was wrong. I fixed that.
Wow, that’s almost blog post over! I could just end this with…” why haven’t you?”

But I won’t.

The Bible tells you to. The Bible actually assumes that you’re a Fundamentalist. This really should solve the issue right here!

“People walk either in the flesh or in the Spirit, leading to death or to life. The carnal person is hostile to God, unable to please God (Rom. 8:1–11)” Chad Brand et al., eds., “Carnal,” Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2003), 270.

Carnal—Unconverted men are so called (1 Cor. 3:3). They are represented as of a “carnal mind, which is enmity against God” (Rom. 8:6, 7).

Enjoyments that minister to the wants and desires of man’s animal nature are so called (Rom. 15:27; 1 Cor. 9:11). M. G. Easton, Easton’s Bible Dictionary (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893).

The Bible strongly speaks against this who are not Fundamentalists. The Corinthian church was not Fundamentalist.Paul spends an entire book of the Bible addressing a church that pretty much looks like any of today’s churches.

Jesus Christ speaks against those who are not Fundamentalist. Ever read the seven letters at the beginning of Revelation? They’re pretty blunt. Ask yourself if you think that God is pleased with Christians rejecting His word, something that He says He has placed above His name?

Loss of rewards if you don’t. You get rewards for Christian service. Being a Evangelical pretty much amounts to spending your life in a backslidden state.

Grumpy ol’ Philip. It’s been a while since I was this grumpy. I’m assuming its sinuses again.

At this point in the fancy new way of successful blogging, I’m supposed to engage in a call to action.

Conclusion
Be a Fundamentalist. God expects it of you.

5 Ways Evangelicalism Has Misled Fundamentalism!


Things have gone so wrong with Evangelical Christianity in the last 10 years I hardly know where to start. Sacrificing Biblical doctrine for political expediency, denying Christ, rejecting the Bible, embracing the enemies of the cross and calling them friends, becoming far more worldly, incorporating new age teachings and practices, seeking after magic, abandoning the Great commission – I’d say the great apostasy is not coming – I’d say it’s here, fully entrenched.

I often wondered how the Antichrist was going to be embraced by people who called themselves Christians – now I see it and understand.

The problem with it, is that Evangelical Christianity is slowly corrupting Fundamentalism! Formerly King James Only pastors now are rejecting it, in favor of modern versions. Pastors now deny the Preservation of Scripture. They deny separationism. They advocate joining up with every heretic who names the name of Christ!

If ever there was a time for you to start a blog calling for people to leave Evangelicalism and come to Fundamentalism, this is the moment! And I’m going to do a series shortly on how to set up a blog!

Ways that Evangelical Christianity has misled Fundamentalism….

  1. The Textual Criticism theory. The single biggest one right here! If we’d listened to Otis Fuller, the Dean Burgon Society, David Cloud and other defenders of the Bible, we’d never be in this state. David Cloud has several books on Bible preservation and Textual Criticism. Start with the free ones such as “Unholy Hands on God’s Holy Book.” The facts remain, not one of the textual critics are Christians. There were one or two who were trained as Textual Critics, and actually left that and embraced King James Only-ism, such as Edward Hills. But Griesbach, Wellhausen and the others all were Christ deniers, and proceeded from the assumption we should treat the Bible as any other book. Christians should have dismissed them as unbelievers years ago, and paid no mind. Indeed, we celebrate these men, who right now are regretting their choices in the midst of unending torment. In fact Wellhausen’s theories are still touted as being foundational, and thousands of Christian pastors still bow the head to them – and yet Wellhausen was debunked 100 years ago in the book set The Fundamentals.
  2. Collapse of separation. David Cloud’s book on this subject is astounding, and compelling. I was opposed to Separationism, until I’d found Cloud. I got really irritated, decided to debunk him, and was convinced in under ten minutes that Cloud was right. That’s even faster than learning about the King James issue, which took me 20 minutes! The point is, if someone teaches or believes heresy, and you associate with him, in the Lord’s eyes you agree with him. Scary. It’s in the Bible. It’s in almost every book! Some of the verses on separationism we even name ministries after! I used to hear advertisements for a ministry called Equally Yoked on Christian radio before I stopped listening to it several years ago. I don’t know what they ministered – I’m guessing explaining to Christians that they shouldn’t marry non-Christians. I kind of thought that was a no-brainer. Did you know that the passage on being unequally yoked tells you to separate from unbelievers? Read it. No kidding So – why are we encouraging Christians to associate with Roman Catholics and Mormons and Seventh Day Adventists and Church of Christ? They’re not Christians!
  3. Pressure to become worldly. I’ve never read it, but supposedly one of the biggest selling books in Christianity in the last 15 years is a book called “Blue like Jazz”. The overall message of the book is why you should live a worldly life as a Christian, from what I’ve heard. Um… you know, if we read the Bible, we’d see we are enjoined to come OUT of the world. We were saved OUT of the world! Ever read the proverb “like a dog returns to his vomit…”? We are not to be worldly. Yesterday I recommended seven chapters to study in your Bible, and the overall theme of 5 of them was how to live and walk, now that you’re saved out of the world! If “Blue Like Jazz” was called “how to Backslide”, would millions have bought it? There’s a lot of pressure – a lot – on Christian blogs, radio shows, talk shows, TV preachers etc who are advocating – quite seriously – how to live an unGodly life. Because essentially living so that you – a Christian – are indistinguishable from the world – are doing.
  4. Abandon Biblical presentation of the gospel. I’ve ranted on this too many times. Suffice it to say that “raise your hand, right now, where you’re sitting – there’s one…” is not a Biblical presentation of the Gospel. And I’ve heard so many times from irresponsible men that “nobody was ever scared into heaven…” um.. Excuse me? It seems to me that everyone who is born again has stopped, realized that if they don’t get saved they’re going to burn in Hell, and turned to Jesus Christ! Let’s get back to offering the Gospel the right way, and maybe we won’t have so many churches painting their walls black.
  5. Questioning of the Rapture. Not a big deal you think? Literally, the belief in the return of the Lord is the litmus test, the canary in the mine. If you question or deny the Pre-Trib rapture, it’s a symptom you’re getting off track spiritually!
Conclusion

I could go on, but this is enough for now. After all, I’ve promised to keep my writings shorter now, so we’ll stop here. By the way, each one of these is seeds for a blog post on your own Fundamentalist blogs!

7 Must Have Books by David Cloud


When assembling your Christian Library, there are certain books and authors one MUST own – and David Cloud’s name pops up a LOT on that list. I’ve assembled a quick and ready list you can use for birthdays, shopping lists and Christmas (There’s NOTHING wrong with celebrating Christmas!!!). I own all of these in eBook format, but for traditionalists he also sells these in Hardcover as well.

When starting a church plant, the church planter should consider buying these in bulk.

  1. Way Of Life Encyclopedia. I bought this to look things up with, and I…ended up READING it. Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias are often neglected items in your library, and trust me – if I only had ONE Bible dictionary or Encyclopedia to own, this is IT. It doesn’t just list words and definitions, but this also includes errors in peoples teachings, etc.
  2. Things Hard to Be Understood. I’m waiting impatiently for Vol. 2 – includes several often misinterpreted Bible passages.When you want to check yourself on difficult to understand Bible passages, this is the book to have. If this book had been around 20 years ago, NOBODY would have become involved in the Messianic Judaism/Hebrew Roots cult.
  3. The Effectual Bible Student. I think the eBook of this is FREE.Has much more info than the video series. Since it’s about Bible study, most people don’t own it, but you NEED this.
  4. The One Year Discipleship Course. Every Christian on earth needs this book. Just like the Three above it. After finishing it, I was embarrassed to find out it was intended for teenagers!
  5. Give Attendance To Doctrine. Want to know what the Bible teaches on any subject? Here’s a systematized book telling you what the Bible teaches, cross-referenced with every passage on it! You’ll end up reviewing this book constantly!
  6. The Four Gospels. An Advanced Bible Study book! Detailed, complete entries on many passages on the Gospels. Truly Indispensable for Bible study.
  7. The Bible Version Question and Answer Database. Whenever I get the urge to read any other translation besides the King James, I go right to this book. I’m not King James Only because of David Cloud – it was the result of my own study. But this book gives lots of information on the subject, and will easily convince others (and give you the tools to convince them!) to be King James Only!
Conclusion

There are many more books and materials I could recommend, but these in my opinions are must have items!

If you cannot understand your Bible, you’re getting left behind at the Rapture


I’m paying close attention to modern Christianity, and I’m getting a hugely uncomfortable feeling.

I no longer recognize Evangelical Christianity.

What I am hasn’t changed. Oh, sure, I’ve tried updating a few ways I do things with Narrow is the Way… More compact blog posts, headlines to lead Evangelicals to click on the headlines and… well, learn something about Biblical Christianity.

But what passes for Christianity today has me completely baffled. I’ve gone from the conclusion that most of Christianity does not read their Bible – to one of most Christians are incapable of understanding the Bible.

Hint – if you cannot understand your Bible – and you need to copy this and paste it into whatever social media you use!…

If you cannot understand your Bible, you’re getting left behind at the Rapture. (Philip Dean)

If you cannot understand your Bible – you’re not going to heaven. (Philip Dean)

There! Paste away!

Why do I say that? Because if you read your Bible – and can’t make heads or tails of it – then you’re not saved. I’ve been saying this for five years.
“You’re a heretic! The Bible doesn’t say that!!! You Pharisee, adding things to the Bible!!!!”

Bible doesn’t say that? Read… and get scared.

“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.” (1 Corinthians 2:14, KJV)

The Natural Man – one who is not saved… receiveth not… neither can he know them.

In other words, if you’re not saved, you don’t understand the Bible – and really don’t care to!

Let’s say you’re in a Fundamentalist church, and you hear someone at the potluck or church picnic loudly proclaim, “Bible or no Bible, I’m not going to….” “Shhhhh!!”

The attitude reflects a tare. Not wheat. Doesn’t matter if you’re attending a Fundamentalist church or not! We’ve got tares too.

I am reading things from Christianity I do not recognize. I still read the articles Logos puts out. Recently I read a famous Christian musician’s quote where he said that….

During their years in Indiana, the Mullins family’s pastor challenged them to read Scripture for themselves as he preached. He insisted they not take his word for it, but look for context in verses before and after sermon texts. Years later, Mullins said the Bible “does not give us answers fitted to our small-minded questions, but truth that goes beyond what we even know to ask.”

Um… that’s not something a Christian would say. “The Bible has the answers.” “The Bible for Today!” “The Word of God is unchanging…”

That’s a Universalist “Everyone goes to Heaven” answer. “My God is too big to be put in a Box.” Someone told me once. “You keep your God in a Box.”

What in the world does that mean, really???

It means, “Bible or no Bible, I’m not going to…”

Don’t agree with me? Then what does that mean???

When I say that my God will never contradict His Bible, and you tell me, “YOU PUT GOD IN A BOX!!!”…
What are you saying?

So, let’s get onto today’s subject, now that I’ve led into this, and let’s talk about how Evangelical Christianity no longer resembles the faith of the Bible.

In ANY sense of the word!

Quick question: Are members of a religion that believes that they are gods Christian?
I’ll give you the correct answer first: NO.

We wouldn’t call Hindu’s Christians. So if we wouldn’t call Hindu’s Christians, we shouldn’t call Mormons Christians.
Would we call members of a religion that insist on praying to idols and salvation by works Christianity? No? Then why are we calling Roman Catholics Christians???

I’m serious about this last part. It really seems like 99% of Christianity is completely convinced that Roman Catholics are Christians. Since Logos 7 came out, the only way to avoid buying a LOT of Roman Catholic materials and propaganda is to buy… the Baptist package.
And when you buy the Baptist package, 75% of the materials you get is Calvinist, which is not Baptist.

Here’s some blunt, powerful, well thought out Fundamentalist statements. This is Christianity. Ready?
Jesus Christ died to save you from your sins.. He alone paid the price.
His mother was a human woman, in need of a saviour herself, in need of redemption. Without Jesus Christ, Mary, Joseph, Paul, Peter, John, Jude, David Cloud, and you and me…
…would all burn in Hell forever.
There is ONLY ONE WAY to be saved. And that’s by being born again.
Ye must be born again.” John 3.3.

Being Born Again is not being sprinkled. Being Sprinkled as a baby or an adult is not being baptized. I notice in all the Jesus movies Hollywood put out, John the Baptist never Baptized anyone. He just washed their hair.

Ready to know what Christianity is? Repent.

“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3, KJV)
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3, KJV)
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” (John 8:31, KJV)
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6, KJV)

If you’re a Christian, you believe Salvation is of grace alone by faith alone without works, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, that if you are not born again you will suffer eternal torment in Hell for all eternity. It means you believe the Bible literally, and strive to conform your beliefs to that of the Bible.

It means you are not born again by being sprinkled. It means being born again is a spiritual event, because you are undergoing spiritual rebirth. You desire to be forgiven, and you turn to Jesus Christ.

It’s not by raising your hand. It’s not by walking to the front of the church. It’s not by repeating a prayer word for word. It’s by a recognition that you are a sinner in need of salvation, doomed to eternity in Hell fire.
Being a Christian has nothing to do with wealth. It has nothing to do with health. It has nothing to do with finances. It has nothing to do with being happy, levitating, shaking, barking like a dog, laughing endlessly, being drunk, astral projection, tuning your thoughts into the right frequency as you sit with pen in hand to write down whatever some demon that calls itself Jesus tells you to write.
The Secret is not Christianity. Oprah is not Christianity. Jesus Calling is not Christianity. What you see on TBN is not Christianity, it is a circus. Benny Hinn is not Christianity. Kenneth Copeland is not Christianity. Joel Osteen is not Christianity.
Christianity is Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Want to hear God speak? Read your Bible. Want to hear God speak audibly? Read your Bible out loud.

“I’m a new Christian. What Christian TV show should I watch?”
You should put a CD of Alexander Scourby reading the Bible into your DVD player. If you’d like, you can stare at a blank screen while you hear that.

“What teacher should I listen to?”
Jesus Christ.

Mormons are not Christian. Roman Catholics are not Christian. Church of Christ are not Christian. Seventh Day Adventists are not Christian. Any church that advocates child baptism is not Christian.

Understand that I just about rejected every Protestant church with that statement.

And if you think going to a Baptist church is enough to save you, then you’re not a Christian either.
Jesus Christ alone saves you. Once we get that settled, we can turn to getting you into a Fundamentalist Church.

Evangelical Christianity has gone from scaring me terribly, to me writing it off altogether.

The tracts for the rapture need to be re-written. It’s not “millions missing.”

I’m afraid the answer may be indeed… “thousands missing.”

Pure Cambridge Edition


Going back through entries from 5 years ago, I can see that I was using the Pure Cambridge Edition exclusively. It was made possible by the fact originally I was using E-Sword.

Now, of course, I’m using Logos. Oddly enough, although Logos doesn’t boast about it, they’re using the PCE King James as well.

It’s funny, but at this point, I’m siding with David Cloud that, yes, it really doesn’t matter if you’re using the regular Cambridge edition or the Pure Cambridge edition. Indeed, some old-time KJV purists have actually found one spot where the PCE is actually in error (a lower case s instead of an upper case in Holy spirit. It should be Holy Spirit). It’s been so long since I looked at that, I really can’t remember where. The King James has I believe only seven instances of Holy Spirit instead of Holy Ghost.

Shouldn’t be hard to find and compare.

Cloud’s attitude is, “it’s typos and capital letters.”
The important part is that you’re reading the King James. If you really want to get picky about it, make sure it’s a Cambridge Edition.