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Repent = Change of Mind

In the over 100 occurrences of some form of the word “repent” it ALWAYS means a change of mind in scripture and it never means to stop sinning. In fact God himself repents more than anyone else, I stopped counting at 12 times so if repent means to stop sinning then God is the worst sinner of all! It’s true that often sorrow, grief and pain occur with a change of mind but that is the consequence or result of changing or repenting not the act of it.

Before you say I’m crazy let’s just use God’s own definition of the words repent, repented, repentance and repenting by looking at the first occurrence of each to see the meaning given them. This is the rule of first mention and is the main meaning or way in which any given word is used in Scripture.

“Repent ”
Exodus 13:17 KJV — “And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:”
👉Israel might have changed their mind and returned to Egypt out of fear.

“Repented”
Genesis 6:6 KJV — “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
👉God changed his mind about making man.

” Repentance”
Hosea 13:14 KJV — “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.”
👉They will not be able to change their mind or ways and escape their fate.

Jeremiah 15:6 KJV — “Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.”
👉This is the only occurrence it does not mean sinning as it is God who is speaking and God cannot sin.

So telling a lost sinner to repent by stopping sinning is kinda pointless. First off, that’s not what the word even means and secondly lost sinners can’t stop sinning. Let’s let God explain through his word why it is impossible for dead sinners to stop being who they are. Let’s just see what God tells us:

Romans 5:12 KJV — “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and👉 death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”👈

Romans 6:23 KJV — “👉For the wages of sin is death👈; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Ephesians 2:1-10 KJV — “And you hath he quickened, 👉who were dead in trespasses and sins; 👈Wherein in time past 👉ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:👈 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 👉Even when we were dead in sins,👈 hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

A lost person is dead in the sins they live in until they change their mind about God and believe that Christ paid the debt they owe God when He went to the cross. It is belief that Christ Jesus’ death to pay for their sins, his burial to remove them and his resurrection for their justification before God that saves them. Believing that He did what they couldn’t do they are instantly, eternally sealed into Christ, baptized spiritually into His death, His burial and His resurrection. Their life, as every other saved person today’s life, is then hid in Christ. They live in Him and therefore they aren’t slaves to their desires of the flesh and sin because they aren’t dead in sin but alive in Christ whom they have believed on.

They are saved by his grace and they live in his grace, it is their strength to overcome sin when He is who they rest in. In his grace, his strength, his faith and not their own. When they walk in Him, in His spirit then they will seek to do his will, and they find that by studying their Bible (KJV) learning what God says to them and they are more than conquerors.

Romans 8:37 KJV — “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

We find that in the books written to for and about us today, Romans through Philemon, given to the Apostle Paul by the glorified risen Christ from heaven; these 13 books are the completion of Scripture and record the final instructions of God to his people ever recorded. In them we find out about the mystery God had been hiding in himself since before the world began, the mystery of what exactly was accomplished by the cross. We also learn about other mysteries God had kept secret like the body of Christ and it’s catching away to the heavenlies with him one day. We learn who we are and what Gods purpose in forming us, Christ’s body, is. Which then let’s us fully understand what God was doing and revealing through all the rest of the Bible with the nation of Israel spoken of since the world began. We fully understand His two fold plan to restore both heaven and Earth back under his government in Christ.

Ephesians 1:10 KJV — “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:”

As we begin to understand more about what Gods doing and who we now are in his Son we are changed from the inside out and that old sin nature starts dieing and our spirit grows as we become rooted and grounded in the truths of sound doctrine, preparing for eternity.

Titus 2:1 KJV — “But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:”

That is why we MUST be careful to pay attention to how God uses words like “repent” and not give them man’s meanings. Because telling a lost souls to repent and stop sinning in order to be saved today is useless, it can’t save or keep them saved because they are trusting in what they are doing not what Christ did, and sadly their still just as lost as a golf ball in high weeds. They’re still lost but they are now trusting a false hope and don’t realize it, a false hope that makes it so very hard for them to see the truth of the Gospel of God’s grace after that and truly be saved. Hell is full of those who said they were Christian but never really trusted Christ to save them.

Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV — “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

They never believed that Christ died for their sins, his death paid the price for all of them past, present, and future (at that time all our sins today we’re yet future after all); his burial to remove them and his resurrection for their justification before God.

Have you?

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV — “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

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Why the Wait…

WHY ARE LOST PEOPLE NOT JUDGED FOR THEIR WORKS IMMEDIATELY AFTER PHYSICAL DEATH?

by Shawn Brasseaux

The Bible says in Revelation 20:11-15: “[11] And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. [12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. [13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. [14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. [15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

In verses 12-13, the dead are “judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works… they were judged every man according to their works.” This occurs at the Great White Throne Judgment, not immediately after physical death. When unsaved people (those without Jesus Christ) die and go to Hell today, they are not judged according to their works. There is a great delay until Judgment Day. Why?

The Great White Throne Judgment (see passage above) will occur after the 1,000 years (Millennial Reign—see Revelation 20:1-10). Those 1,000 years will follow the seven-year Tribulation and Second Coming of Christ (see Revelation chapters 1–19). The seven-year Tribulation will come after the Rapture (see 1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:9 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-13). The Rapture will conclude the Dispensation of Grace (see prior Thessalonian verses). In other words, there is a long time between physical death and lost people being judged according to their works. Why is there a delay between suffering in Hell and being sentenced to agonize in the Lake of Fire? Why are the unsaved not instantly judged after death and immediately enter the Lake of Fire?

It is really quite simple. Lost people’s “works” are not over yet. Although they may be physically dead, their writings remain with us even now, their policies still affect us, the religions they invented remain, and so on. They are still inflicting damage on society, still misleading the masses, and still promoting Satan’s policy of evil. These are their “works,” although they are no longer physically present here on Earth. God is letting the fruit of their work bear out entirely. Until all that influence is destroyed with the present heaven and earth (see Revelation 20:11), the degree of eternal penalty of the lost will not be determined.

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WHY ARE LOST PEOPLE NOT JUDGED FOR THEIR WORKS IMMEDIATELY AFTER PHYSICAL DEATH? – (Written Bible Study lesson) – by Shawn Brasseaux – https://forwhatsaiththescriptures.org/2018/10/05/lost-people-judged-immediately-after-death/

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Man’s Whole Problem…

IS NOT BELIEVING
GOD’S WRITTEN WORD

Genesis 1:1 (KJV): “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

1 Timothy 2:13 (KJV): “For Adam was first formed, then Eve.”

Romans 5:19 (KJV): “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners,”

Romans 5:12 (KJV): “Wherefore, as by one man [ i.e. Adam ] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”

Genesis 6:3 (KJV): “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh:”

Genesis 6:5 (KJV): “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

Genesis 6:11-12 (KJV): “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.”

Psalms 68:11 (KJV): “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.”

Romans 3:10-18 (KJV): “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Jeremiah 32:27 (KJV): “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”

2 Peter 1:21 (KJV): “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

Jeremiah 5:14 (KJV): “Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire,”

Jeremiah 23:29 (KJV): “Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”

Isaiah 34:16 (KJV): “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read:”

2 Corinthians 6:7 (KJV): “By the word of truth, by the power of God,”

Psalm 119:9 (KJV): “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”

Psalm 119:11 (KJV): “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

Psalms 119:105 (KJV): “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Psalms 119:114 (KJV): “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.”

Psalms 119:160 (KJV): “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”

Psalms 138:2 (KJV): “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”

Proverbs 2:6 (KJV): “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”

Job 28:28 (KJV): “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”

Psalms 19:9 (KJV): “The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.”

Proverbs 9:10-12 (KJV): “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.”

1 Corinthians 15:34 (KJV): “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”

Hosea 4:6 (KJV): “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:”

Romans 3:23 (KJV): “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

Romans 1:21-22 (KJV): “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 1:25 (KJV): “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

Romans 1:28-32 (KJV): “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

Jude 1:11 (KJV): “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain,”

Proverbs 21:8 (KJV): “The way of man is froward and strange:”

Proverbs 21:2 (KJV): “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes:”

Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV): “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:”

Psalms 10:3 (KJV): “For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire,”

Isaiah 55:6-7 (KJV): “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD,”

Isaiah 55:8-11 (KJV): “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

Psalms 12:1-8 (KJV): “Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.”

Psalms 119:76 (KJV): “Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.”

Psalms 119:89-90 (KJV): “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.”

Hebrews 11:3 (KJV): “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

Psalms 119:81 (KJV): “… I hope in thy word.”

Psalms 119:50 (KJV): “This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.”

Romans 5:6 (KJV): “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”

Colossians 1:15-20 (KJV): “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (KJV): “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

2 Corinthians 4:13 (KJV): “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;”

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (KJV): “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”

Romans 1:16-18 (KJV): “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;”

1 Corinthians 1:18-29 (KJV): “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.”

1 Timothy 6:14 (KJV): “That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:”

2 Timothy 2:15-17 (KJV): “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker:”

Romans 5:8-11 (KJV): “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV): “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Romans 4:4-5 (KJV): “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

Romans 5:18-19 (KJV): “Therefore as by the offence of one [ i.e. Adam ] judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [ i.e. Jesus Christ ] the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man’s [ i.e. Adam’s ] disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one [ i.e. Jesus Christ ] shall many be made righteous [ i.e. “many” because not everyone will believe the gospel in order to receive the free gift God is offering today by grace through faith ].”

Romans 3:24-26 (KJV): “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is IN Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”

Ephesians 1:7 (KJV): “IN WHOM WE HAVE redemption through his blood, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, according to the riches of his grace;”

1 Corinthians 15:22 (KJV): “For as IN Adam all die, even so IN Christ shall all be made alive.”

Ephesians 3:6 (KJV): “… IN Christ by the gospel:”

Ephesians 1:13 (KJV): “In whom ye also TRUSTED, after that ye HEARD the word of truth, THE GOSPEL of your salvation: in whom also after that YE BELIEVED, YE WERE SEALED with that holy Spirit of promise,”

Ephesians 4:30 (KJV): “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

Romans 8:23 (KJV): “…waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”

Philippians 3:20-21 (KJV): “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”

Romans 8:1-5 (KJV): “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are IN Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life IN Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV): “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

Romans 8:8-12 (KJV): “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.”

Romans 8:3 (KJV): “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

Romans 7:5 (KJV): “For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.”

Romans 7:18 (KJV): “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”

Romans 7:25 (KJV): “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”

1 Corinthians 1:21 (KJV): “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

Romans 10:17 (KJV): “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Romans 3:20 (KJV): “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”

Romans 15:13 (KJV): “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Romans 12:1-2 (KJV): “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Philippians 3:3 (KJV): “For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice IN Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.”

1 Thessalonians 2:12-13 (KJV): “That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”

1 Thessalonians 4:11-14 (KJV): “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”

2 Corinthians 5:7-10 (KJV): “For we walk by faith, not by sight:
8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”

Ephesians 5:25-27 (KJV): “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”

Ephesians 5:19-24 (KJV): “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.”

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Looking Forward to the Cross?

No One Was Looking Forward to the Cross

Reading a story backwards would be confusing. The characters would seem to unlearn information as you read from the end to the beginning. The denouement would all but disappear, as the story, read in reverse, unravels instead of coming together.
Read from end to beginning you may think Little Red Riding Hood wanted to be eaten by the wolf, or that Lois Lane always knew that Clark Kent was Superman, but just didn’t like to talk about it.
Just as silly is when people read the Bible from end to beginning, teaching that everyone in the Old Testament was looking forward to the cross.
They think that Abraham believed in Christ when he offered up his Son on the altar, or that those under Moses’ law thought of the future Christ every time they offered an animal sacrifice. But this is reading the Bible backwards reading the end back into the beginning.
Read properly from beginning to end, it becomes clear that God reveals his will progressively, and that no one was looking forward to the cross for salvation, because it was hid in God until it was time to make it known.

Did They See It?

It is not true that everyone in the Old Testament was looking forward to the cross, because no one knew about it. They cannot look forward to what they did not know.
Job asked, “how should man be just with God?”, not kowing anything about the cross of Christ (Job 9:2).
Moses did not even know God’s name (Exo 3:13).
David knew God had forgiven him, but did not know how, pleading for God’s mercy instead of pleading the cross (Psalm 51:1).
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Malachi, and Daniel all prophesied of the coming Messiah, but none of them understood what the prophecy meant when it spoke of the sufferings of Christ.

👉“Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” – 1 Peter 1:10-11

The Missing Cross in Jesus’ Ministry

John the Baptist’s daddy, Zachariah, said Christ had come to deliver the nation “out of the hands of our enemies” and never once mentions the cross (Luke 1:71-74).
When John the Baptist identified Jesus as the Lamb of God, it was after the Lord’s water baptism for the remission of sins, of which Christ had none. What a strange saying if John the Baptist truly meant by his cry, “Here is the man who is going to die!” Instead of good news, that would be terrible news!
Peter took it as bad news when Jesus told him plainly he would die.
The first time Jesus communicates his death it was privately to his disciples in Matthew 16:21. Peter rejects the Lord’s seemingly pessimistic prophecy and tells him he will not die on his watch (Matt 16:22).
Peter was not looking forward to the cross, he was trying to prevent it! If Peter were looking forward to the cross shouldn’t he have rejoiced in the cross like Paull?

👉“God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” – Gal 6:14

It is clear that Peter nor any of the twelve disciples understood what Christ meant when he spoke of his death to them in private (Mark 9:32; Luke 18:34).

👉“But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.” – Luke 9:45

Don’t Read the End Back into the Beginning

If we read the Bible from beginning to end, and not backwards, it becomes clear that no one before the cross was looking forward to the cross. We cannot read back into the Old Testament what had not yet been revealed.
God had secretly purposed to provide salvation for all men at all times through the cross, but the mystery of that cross was kept secret since the world begin. This is exactly what we read in Paul’s epistles to whom the mystery preaching of Christ’s cross was revealed.

👉“Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest…” – Romans 16:25

That they truly needed the cross is evident, and now that the mystery of the gospel has been revealed, we can see God preparing for the cross in types and shadows in the Old Testament, but no one then living understood it nor looked forward to it.
The men of faith in the Old Testament were hoping for salvation from God through his mercy, but they could not see the good news of the cross of Christ. It is only after the revelation of the mystery that we now know what had been hid in God since the world began, and look back to see how God could justify sinners.

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That Voice You Hear, Ain’t God.

In conversation once up at the Big (the Church where we work at) someone mentioned that they felt they had often heard God speak to them, telling them what to do. I was intrigued so I asked how they knew it was God. They felt calmed, felt peaceful, felt secure and hopeful, enlightened, and occasionally convicted. They further explained that it had to be God they heard because when Satan speaks he makes them feel worried, fearful, obsessed, confused, hurried, pushed and discouraged. Hmm, so they felt that anything positive was of God and negative of Satan, that is the common belief of most of Christendom today thanks to the Pentecostal and Charismatic influences that have taken hold in all denominations today. Bet that I could have been talking to most of you who read this, right? Yep, I know, there was a time I coulda had that conversation with myself, and I’d have been wrong. But before you get your nerves all tore outta the frame, keep reading and I’ll show you through Scripture why that kinda thinking is wrong.

Let’s talk about the tone of the voices heard: God was always positive and Satan negative. But is there any doctrinal, dispensational or scriptural backing to this assumption? Did Satan always speak negatively, harshly, causing fear and confusion? Not exactly, think about how he assured Eve in the garden that she wouldn’t surely die:

“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: Genesis 3:4 KJV”

He was lying through his slimy teeth of course as he hissed that deadly deceptive assurance in her ear, but he was doing so positively, making it sound sure and good.
He even continued by sweetening the pot of poison by offering her enlightenment in the next verse if she ate the forbidden yet oh so tempting fruit.

“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:5 KJV”

See, it’s very possible to be encouraged in evil, to be tempted by it, hence the whole temptation thing. in Matthew 4 we see Jesus himself being tempted by the Devil. Psalm 64:5 also says that “they encourage themselves in an evil thing.”.

Passages such as Jeremiah 23:16-18 show that false prophets lead men through a vision to be still and calm saying “no harm shall come upon you” when they needed to skeedadle quick cause harm was about to kick in the door. Which is why God told those specific people who were listening to those false prophets to “give no heed to them.”

In addition to feeling God was always positive my friend at the Big felt Satan’s voice obsesses, worries, condemns, discourages, confuses, pushes, frightens, and rushes. All of these descriptions are negative and invoke feelings of inadequacy and forced change and none of these descriptions refer to any doctrine, dispensation, or source of truth about Satan. They only refer to what a voice makes you feel.

But what if it is the Lord that discourages you from doing something? Shouldn’t you listen?

Moses by direction of God discouraged the children of Israel from going into the promised land at one point, because “the LORD is not among you” and “it shall not prosper” (Num 14:41-42). Those people died who would not be discouraged, maybe they should have listened.

In the Bible God pushes (Deu 33:17), confuses (Gen 11:7), condemns (Isa 54:17; John 3:18), and frightens, striking fear into men’s hearts (Matt 10:28; Rev 14:7).

Oh and then there’s obsession which can be a good thing when it concerns seeking and saving that which is lost (Matt 18:11; 1 Cor 9:22; 1 Cor 16:15; Gal 4:18). That’s the kinda obsessed I wanna be for sure.

Satan often speaks God’s words from other portions of scripture out of context! It is called lying. Besides, your flesh will always be at peace to follow its fallen desires. Paul’s “Oh, wretched man that I am!”. We can’t trust our hearts.

There must be more to knowing God’s voice beyond reliance on how that voice may make us feel. After all, truth can hurt and wrong can feel oh so very good. So how can we know whether the voice is God’s or Satan’s?

It’s easy. You just get a KJV Bible first off, then read it literally, don’t spiritualize it or try to twist it, and most importantly follow God’s instructions telling us how to read it!

Guys, that verse was a life changer when I understood it. Rightly divided the word of truth… it seemed strange at first to think about dividing the word. But then it clicked. Good grief, I divide stuff all the time. Like my son’s books for school, I divide the work in them up into smaller assignments to avoid that deer in the headlights to utter panic to frazzled overload to crash that assigning and entire years work at once would cause. I divide yarn, food, clothes, my time. That’s not just the books, chapters and verses though which are very useful divisions but weren’t part of the originals, they were added much much later. It’s kinda like when I read a book on homeschool methods and I skimmed whole sections because they were for grades or levels we had already passed. Like the part written about kindergarten, I read it quickly because it was informative for gathering general teaching ideas but I really poured over the sections that covered levels my son is currently at. Basically it’s just read it naturally and look at who is talking to whom, why, when and where. If Israel is the focus then it’s not to you directly but to them. Sure you can gain and profit from reading it, you gain a clear understanding of God’s plans for Israel and for us today as members of the Body of Christ.

When you begin to rightly divide you will realize that most of the Bible is written to and about Israel but there are 13 Epistles in the New Testament that God revealed to Paul just for us today. Romans through Philemon are the books where we find what God is doing today and what he expects of us today. It contains the truth of how we can know it is God talking to us, and how to tell when it isn’t.

Long story short here. When Israel stoned Stephen they blasphemed the Holy Ghost which Jesus had said wouldn’t be forgiven them – they balsphemed and rejected God when they asked for a king, Jesus when they killed Him and then that day when they stoned Stephen they rejected the Holy Spirit. Stephen calls it right in this verse:

“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. Acts 7:51 KJV”

“One, two three strikes and you’re in time out” I often tell my littles on Sunday’s, that’s basically how God dealt with Israel after this. Christ shown down from glory and saved Paul making him the apostle to the Gentiles and God this set Israel aside for a spell, so far it’s a long time out – 2,000 years (which is what my little act like 2 minutes is) while He completes the other part of His plan to reconcile both heaven and Earth back to Himself. He forms the Body of Christ through the revelation of the mystery He had had hidden in himself since before the world began, Israel is under prophecy which was revealed to the prophets since the world began. So mystery hid in God before world began, prophecy known by prophets since the world began. That’s kinda different, another division.So this division isn’t permanent,one day the body will be complete and caught up to be with our head forever, we are going to take back heaven for God and He will begin dealing with Israel again and finish what had started when Christ came to earth the first time , the coming of God’s kingdom on Earth.

That background there is the key to understanding how God is speaking to us today because it’s not the same way He spoke to Israel in the past it will in the future. See when God saved Paul and gave him the completed revelation of the mystery the signs that had been given during that time to believers (tongues, prophecy, healing, etc.) ceased because they were no longer needed in this age.

Certainly, neither God nor Satan’s voice could ever be discerned by how our thoughts and experiences make us feel. They cannot be discerned by our experiences at all!

When my littles are babies and have yet to learn how to talk they are greatly affected by the tone of a voice. A tone can strike fear into a child’s heart or bring comfort. Either way a baby disregards the actual words being said, they just hear the tone.

Paul gave those tongue-talking Pentecostals the Corinthians who were spiritual babes this advice:

“Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.” – 1 Corinthians 14:20

Mature men act like men, they are not selfish pleasure seeking individuals avoiding any sacrifice and inconvenience on their flesh. Men take responsibility to learn, understand, study, and sacrifice for the benefit of others.Certainly, neither God nor Satan’s voice can be discerned by how our thoughts and experiences make us feel. They cannot be discerned by our experiences at all!

However children that cannot speak or read go by sights and sounds. This true of adults who are spiritual children as well. This is like the charismatics who listen to God’s voice in the visual circumstances and in the tone of one’s voice.

When we grow in our faith we stop being swayed by feelings and emotions and we listen to the words, we learn where to find them too, in the Book. We hear God’s voice in the doctrinal understanding of the Bible rightly divided. The Bible, not voices, not feelings, just the written inspired and preserved words of God.

The feeling centered perspective on God’s will is a consequence of the Pentecostal problem that teaches wrongly how God speaks. It teaches believers to trust their feelings which are fallible instead of God’s word which is perfect, sure, true, infallible!

God’s perfect plan goes beyond how you feel in your life. His purpose is not to make you feel good all the time but to see you become a fruitful member of His Sons Body. Satan has an evil agenda and it is not always to make you feel bad all the time, he makes sin sound, look and feel really good. God’s will is Biblically revealed and dispensationally considered, for the record Satan’s is too.

Knowing God’s voice (and Satan’s) requires having a copy of God’s complete word of truth: the Bible. Then, we must understand what God said, to whom he said it, and in what dispensational context.

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 KJV”

So I ask, whose really speaking to you? Satan through your flesh, your feelings… or God through His word of truth?

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Catholicism Is Not Biblical

I know that many of you have been born into it, believe it, and practice it. I also know you say you love Jesus Christ and want to do what He would have you to do. Well this is what Christ says to do today:

1 Corinthians 11:1 KJV — “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”

1 Timothy 1:16 KJV — “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.”

Check out just a few of the historical facts about the “Church” you are claiming is what Christ would have you follow today and then go read Romans through Philemon in a KJV Bible. I know you probably have the corrupt versions pushed by the Vatican so go to BibleGateway.com and read them there, then get a real Bible one that actually contains the very words of God written by down and preserved for us today in the English language in the KJV. Don’t read the NKJV either as it’s just as corrupt as the rest.

ROMAN CATHOLIC MAN MADE DOCTRINES.

THESE WEIRD NON BIBLICAL DOCTRINES DO NOT COME FROM THE WORD OF GOD FRIENDS. THE ROMAN CULT HAS ALWAYS PRACTICED THE HIGHEST FORMS OF IDOLATRY AND DECEPTION. THEY DO NOT SERVE THE Jesus OF THE BIBLE. DON’T BE DECEIVED.

1 . Prayers for the dead . ……….. ……. 300 A.D.
2. Making the sign of the cross ………………300 A.D.
3. Veneration of angels & dead saints ……. 375 A.D.
4. Use of images in Worship…………..……375 A.D.
5. The Mass as a daily celebration……. 394 A.D.
6 Beginning of the exaltation of Mary; the term, “Mother of God” applied a Council of Ephesus ………………………………..431 A.D.
7 Extreme Unction (Last Rites of the Dead).526 A.D.
8. Doctrine of Purgatory-Gregory ……………..593 A.D..
9. Prayers to Mary & dead saints …….……..600 A.D.
10. Worship of cross, images & relics ……… 786 A.D
11 Canonization of dead saints .………………995 A.D.
12. Celibacy of priesthood ………………..…1079 A.D.
13. The Rosary …………………………………1090 A.D.
14. Indulgences .………………………..……1190 A.D.
15. Transubstantiation-Innocent III …..…….1215 A.D.
16. Auricular Confession of sins to priest …1215 A.D.
17. Adoration of the wafer Host)……………. 1220 A.D.
18. Cup forbidden to the people at communion 1414 A.D.
19. Purgatory proclaimed as a dogma..…….1439 A.D.
20. The doctrine of the Seven
Sacraments confirmed ………………………. .1439 A.D.
21 Tradition declared of equal authority
with Bible by Council of Trent……………… ..1545 A.D.
22. Apocryphal books added to Bibl…..……1546 A.D.
23. Immaculate Conception of Mary………..1854 A.D.
24, Infallibility of the pope in matters of
faith and morals, proclaimed by the
Vatican Council ……………………………….. 1870 A.D.
25. Assumption of the Virgin Mary (bodily
ascension into heaven shortly after
her death) ………………………………………….1950 A.D.
26. Mary proclaimed Mother of Church…….1965 A.D

— Compiled by Marc Roy

Check out those dates. Even if Peter the Apostle founded he church for today as the RCC claims there is no possible way he could have started these rituals. And by the way, Peter didn’t start anything, he just carried on adding to what God had already started. Paul started the church the Body of Christ the only church for today beginning in Acts 9 when Christ from heaven shined down and saved him as our pattern for today. Romans through Philemon friends. Read it, learn it, believe and obey Christ Jesus

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Stop Greeking

WHY NOT TO USE GREEK & HEBREW STUDY GUIDES

Bottom line we can’t trust any source except God’s pure words preserved in the KJV Bible. G.A. Riplinger has done extensive research on this subject. You can read the first chapter of the book below for free.

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HOW TO CORRECTLY STUDY THE BIBLE (KJV)
By Pastor Richard Jordan

1) INTERPRET SCRIPTURES LITERALLY. Always let the scriptures mean what it says. If the literal meaning makes good sense then its literal. If the literal meaning doesn’t make good sense, then its obviously a figure of speech.

2) COMPARE VERSE TO VERSE. The KJV Bible defines its own words and phrases. Look for the meaning within the scriptures.

3) RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH. Recognize the difference between God dealing with the nation of Israel based on His Covenant verses God dealing with the Body of Christ based on GRACE. These two agencies, Israel & Body of Christ are different agencies, that are on different programs, with different purposes.

Fundamentals of Bible Study – Grace School of the Bible – http://goo.gl/3lbzxX

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Blessed!

God gives so abundantly, so exceedingly to those who are in His Son. He pours out of the riches of His grace far beyond anything we could ever think to ask, desire or pray for.

Ephesians 3:20 KJV — Now unto him that is able to do 👉exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, 👈according to the power that worketh in us,

Ephesians 2:7 KJV — That in the ages to come he might shew the 👉exceeding riches of his grace👈 in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:7 KJV — In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, 👉according to the riches of his grace;

After all who would think to ask God to do what He did? Who would have thought to ask Him to come to Earth as a man, live a sinless life then take on all our sins, our filth and mess as He took our place and died of or us on the cross?

When Adam ate that fruit way back in the garden he brought the curse of sin on all mankind. We are all his descendants by birth and therefrom we are all sinners. We’ve all done things that broke His laws and His heart, things that separated us from Him eternally and signed our death sentence. But God never wanted it to be this way, He created man to fellowship with, for His glory, and in His wisdom He knew full we what man would do, what they would choose before He even spoke those words of power and might “Let there be light…”. See, before the world began He made a perfect plan to save mankind that He kept hidden in himself until the due time. He planned to pay the debt we owe because of our sins himself, He took our place and died for us that we might be made righteousness in Him. Basically, Christ paid a debt He didn’t owe to make your sin black heart pure as snow . That’s love and that is more than we could ever think of to ask.

2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV — For he hath 👉made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin👈; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

God offers us the most amazing gift and all we have to do is accept it by believing that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again . When we believe that we we are saved eternally, sealed by the Holy Spirit and seated in Christ. We are seated in heaven in Him, blessed beyond imagining in Him, lived beyond understanding in Him. And all we have to do is believe that He is who He said, did what He did, and it means what He says. We just have to trust Him, it’s that simple. So have you, if not will you right now? Will you believe in His death burial and resurrection for your eternal salvation?

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV — For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that 👉Christ died for our sins 👈according to the scriptures; And that he👉 was buried👈, and that👉 he rose again the third day👈 according to the scriptures:

Ephesians 1:13 KJV —👉 In whom ye also trusted, 👈after that ye heard the word of truth, 👉the gospel of your salvation👈: in whom also👉 after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise👈

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No! Not All Bibles Are the Same.

They just aren’t. The KJV is the preserved translation in the English language. I know I post often about this topic but quite honestly the versions since the King James Bible take Satan’s plan to corrupt and pervert God’s word and run with it to degrees that must thrill that deceiver. It breaks my heart to see him gaining ground by the second as people turn away from the sound, solid, and simple truth of the KJV instead allowing their ears to be tickled by modern versions that question God’s aword; remove key verses and words showing the deity of Christ, the blood of Christ, the Trinity, the sin nature of mankind, etc.; add allegory and footnotes that undermine what God actually said and meant; and are all based on the corrupt minority manuscripts rather than the Textus Receptus or Majority Text. Reading one of these translations such as the ASB, CEB, ESV, NIV, NKJV, NIRV, NRSV, RSV, etc will mislead and confuse a believer making them unfruitful members of the Body of Christ at best and lead them straight to hell as unsaved at worst!

I know that’s preachers, priests, theologians all say it doesn’t matter, they are all the same, yada yada yada yada, but when where you will spend eternity is at stake I say it is a matter of grave importance. So please take a few moments to read the information below as well as compare some of the additional verses from multiple translations and see for yourself why reading any version other than the KJV is playing right into Satan’s hands.

Since we know Satan has been attacking God’s word from the beginning “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Gen. 3:1). We also know God has promised to preserve His word “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” (Psalms 12:6,7).

I used the ESV for years before I understood the problems with it. I was reading ESV and KJV study Bible commentaries one day several years ago and realized that there were some major differences, so I began researching it more. The verse that really got me was 1 John 5:7 – in the ESV it is butchered to become pointless while the KJV is the clearest verse on the Trinity. Go on, go check your Bible if you don’t believe me. If you aren’t reading a KJV it will say something like “There are three that bear witness” then go to verse 8 or have been removed all together.

The word “blood” is omitted 23 times; “Lord” 66 times; “God” 51 times; “heaven” 50 times; “repent” 44 times; “hell” 22 times; the following words are completely omitted “new testament, damnation, devils, JEHOVAH” in the modern NKJV. They ignores the KJB Textus Receptus over 1,200 times. This information is taken from the website: Messiah Congregation oneinmessiah.net/njkv.htm.

Please notice how a very important verse for right division is changed in the New King James Version (NKJV) compare the following:

Rom. 15:8 (KJB) Now I say that Jesus Christ 👉was a minister of👈 the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.

Rom. 15:8 (NKJV) Now I say that Jesus Christ 👉 has become a servant to👈 the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers.

Christ was a minister to the circumcision (Israel) when He was on earth, as Paul explained, He did not become a servant as the NKJV states.

2 Timothy 2:15 is changed from 👉”study and rightly divide”👈 in the KJV to 👉”trying or doing your best and rightly handling or interpretting”👈 in most modern translations. Now folks that does not mean the same thing. To divide something is to make a separation, to cut straightly. However that water downed mess in the modern translations really makes little sense in that context.

Here is an example of a doctrinal change in the New King James Version:

1 Cor. 1:18 (NKJV) For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are 👉BEING SAVED 👈it is the power of God.

1 Cor. 1:18 (KJB) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which 👉are SAVED👈 it is the power of God.

Notice how the NKJV changed the doctrine of salvation to a progressive salvation, rather than a one-time instantaneous event by saying we “are BEING SAVED” in 1 Cor. 1:18. This is true of most of the post KJV translations.

No one can be secure if they are “being saved,” instead of “are saved.” The NKJV is a counterfeit bible, not the KJV.

The New International Version (NIV) is missing 17 entire verses. Try finding Acts 8:37in the NIV. Here is the list of missing verses (some newer NIV bibles have these verses in the footnotes, but they belong in the text):
Matthew 17:21; 18:11; 23:14.
Mark 7:16; 9:44; 9:46; 11:26; 15:28.
Luke 17:36; 23:17; John 5:4.
Acts 8:37; 15:34; 24:7; 28:29.
Romans 16:24.

Philo (25 BC–50 AD), a Jewish man, tried to unite Greek philosophy (Plato) with the Jewish Old Testament. Origen (185-254 AD) did much damage to God’s word by changing it in Alexandria, Egypt. The true line of Bibles came from the Antioch line. Paul says that “after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things” (Acts 20:29, 30a). Paul also writes “For we are not as many which corrupt the word of God” (2 Cor. 2:17). See if this verse is quoted correctly in your Bible 👉 “God was manifest in the flesh” 1 Tim. 3:16👈 many translations leave out “God”. Satan is taking the true word of God away from Christians and many are unaware of what is happening.

The KJB translators primarily used the Greek texts of Stephanus 1550 and Beza 1598. I believe the King James Bible is the true word of God in the English language, perfectly based on the true Greek and Hebrew texts which God has preserved. There are really only two Bibles in the world today those based on God’s preserved texts like the KJB, and all the others based on corrupt texts. “How firm a foundation He has laid for us all in His excellent word.”

God does not want His word changed in any way, NOT added or subtracted to: “. . . If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Rev. 22:18,19).

Satan used the Catholic church to keep the Bible from the common people. The false Alexandrian text (the Vulgate) was kept in a dead language which few could read (Latin) shut up for the 1,000-year Dark Ages (500-1500 AD).

But Martin Luther hatched the egg that Erasmus had laid by translating the Textus Receptus which Erasmus had collected so that people could read it.

William Tyndale (1494-1536) was the first to translate the Greek (TR) and Hebrew Bible into English. It has been estimated that as much as 90 percent of the King James Bible was the work of Tyndale (Bere, Michael Bible Doctrines for Today, A Beka Book, Pensacola, FL 1996, page 79).

Remember, the modern bible versions hide (obscure) the revelation of the “mystery” given to Paul. But the mystery is evident in the King James Bible for those who study the Bible rightly divided.

Proving the superiority of the King James Bible is simple and easy: the KJV exalts the Lord Jesus Christ more than any other Bible on the planet. The true scriptures testify of Jesus Christ and exalt Him.

The KJB (also known as the KJV) is a masterpiece inspired and preserved by God the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Word (John 1:1-4) said that His words are eternal “heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY” (Matt. 24:35).

Now I only use the King James Bible, and fully believe it is God’s perfectly preserved word just as He promised that I hold in my hands. We need to use the most accurate text in our Bible study. For all these reasons I believe that I would be wasting your time and mine if I use any other Bible version, and worse I would be leading us all astray through the spreading and upholding of Satan’s false doctrines and lies. Just look into it and see. Let God’s pure word speak to you!