Myth of Early Revisions

Author: David F. Reagan
Publisher: Way of Life Literature
#_of_pages: 17
rating: 8
purchase: Way of Life literature -internet
Category: OTHER
dewey: 220.520 3
isbn: none

Review: great book dealing with the lies about the KJV being revised 4 times since its 1st publishing

A note on the Bible Versions

Do you practice Bible Preservation?

A note of warning to pastor’s that don’t take a stand on the Bible.

In Sunday School this morning we were going over some of the differences between Modernism and Fundamentalism. It accrued to me that there are a lot of people that would say that they believe in the Inspired, Infallible, Unerring Word of God but be Modernist in regard to the Bible.

How can that be? They don’t believe in preservation of God’s Word. When Moses wrote Genesis it was inspired, unerring, infallible – but we have copies of copies of copies. So we aren’t sure what we have now – that’s modernism also. This is the thought process of some – but you say we teach the Bible has been preserved. Preaching that the Bible is preserved is great, that is part of the whole counsel of God, BUT do you live it? I have noticed that Churches don’t do congregational readings. Why is that? Is it because you would have a hodge-podge of readings. Some of your members would read “this” version, some this, some that, a few here, and a few there; get the idea! If an unsaved person would listen to that mess would he come away with the impression that the Church doesn’t know what / which is the Word of God. Knowing which one is, is important – very important. Why – because of the verses in Rev. 22:18+19. After that condemnation check out Acts 8:37. The KJV has that verse, the NIV doesn’t. It may be in the NIV Bible that you look at but the translation doesn’t. The publisher put it in, and it should be noted as such. The two Bibles, two set of translators, the ones that preach and promote their versions; one set falls under this condemnation. To me Rev. 22:18+19 is a great compliment to preservation. What a cruel God to say that and then not preserve His word in such a manor that we would know what it is. But God is loving, not cruel, and He has preserved His Word in a way that we may know what it is.

One more thought – those that refuse to take a stand on what is God’s Word should take a look at Rev. 3:14-16. I Don’t know if that would be a correct application of this text, but it would be a needed study if one is not taking a stand.

Doctrinal Outline study idea.

I love verse by verse study and preaching, but – It is hard to put together how all the aspects or parts of different doctrines fit together when you do it only in a verse by verse way. I also love reading good books that hit hard on the doctrines of the Bible. So I thought that I could do both at once. My verse by verse study and also a study of the doctrines. You can use a general outline form to keep tract of the verses and what they teach about the different scriptures. Below is the list that I have complied so far. It started out with about 15 topics and has grown to this and I am sure by the end of the year I should have even more topics to catalogue. You could look at this as a personal ** “Naves Topical” with your own notes. This goes well with the Bible Study method that I use. Note – as of right now I do not plan on putting any more of my outline as a hyper-link from here. Here just as an example to show how you can use this system to study the Scriptures in these ways. When I get them pretty much filled out in the next couple of years then maybe they will be put on, but not right now.

Link to Doctrinal Outline
1.       Heaven 2.       Hell  3.       Satan, angels, demons  4.       Salvation 5.       God - the Father 6.       God - Jesus Christ 7.       God - Holy Spirit 8.       Man 9.       the Church  - (Undershepherd, Deacons) 10.    Scriptures - (inspiration, preservation, KJV, Received Text) 11.  Last things (rapture, pre-tribulation) 12.    Redemption 13.    Predestination, election, and freewill 14.    Baptism 15.    Lord’s Supper - (wine) 16.    Atonement 17.    Separation 18.    Family – Husband, Wife, Children 19.     20.    Education / Wisdom / Knowledge 21.    Prayer 22.    Holy - what is Holy 23.    God’s anger / wrath 24.     Creation / Genesis 1-11 25.    Christian Life - money, giving, tithing 26. 27.    Misc. Words   A - F 28.    Misc. Words   G - L 29.    Misc. Words   M - R 30.    Misc. Words   S - Z 31.
God’s Promises List Shall not and Shall Do list

Bible Study idea.

Bible Study

In the course of time, I have come to the point where bible studies or devotional seem to be to restricted. There are some very good bible studies and devotional out there but in the end, you learn what they want you to learn. It seems that the ones that had the less amount of material but very good and pointed questions were the ones that seemed to help the most in getting the meaning of the scriptures. This made me start looking at what really would be a good set of questions to ask or use in the studying of each verse / paragraph of the Bible. So I have come up with a set of Questions to ask when studying the Bible. I first read the book that I am going to study once a day for 30 days then I go back and take a paragraph a day and study it and answer these questions.

1.      Date

2.      Book Chapter Verses

3.      what is the principal subject of the verses?

4.      who are the principal characters?

5.      what does it teach about the Father?

6.      what does it teach about the Son?

7.      what does it teach about the Holy Spirit?

8.      is there an example for me to follow?

9.      is there any error for me to avoid?

10.  is there any duty for me to perform?

11.  is there any promises for me to claim?

12.  is there any prayer for me to echo?

13.  is the passage to the lost or saved?

14.  what is the key verse?

15.  explain the key verse and study word by word

16.  Any other observations?

17. what Life application comes out of this – Practical theology

(just what does all this mean to me)

18. What Doctrinal / topical areas does it cover or touch upon?

19. Is there a Shall not  and a Shall Do to document.

20. Now study it as though you will be teaching it!

NOTE: I do not suggest using a method like this if you don’t have already a working knowledge of at least each New Testament Books, and how they go together. Studying – Judge not; without knowing elsewhere God says Judge righteous judgments would be very dangerous.

Against “Outcome Based “Christianity”

Outcome Based Christianity

So what does it mean? It means I am against looking at the results only, to see if something is right or not, neglecting the method and organization of the work. The ends justifies the means, that is not what I read in the Bible. God has put certain procedures and methods in place for which He has said He will work through. There are certain things that was given to the Church, and no one else, and etc. There are many “good works” being done today, by mostly people that I think are honest, truthful, and sincere but have neglected to see what God has said about this or that item.

Examples:

Building the number of people in the Church has become the base for how things are done. We want a lot of people at our church so we will change things to get to that point. No, No, No. These books written on marketing the Church and how to get them to come are not even fit for the local dump, much less as a guide for our Churches. Jesus will build HIS Church; not us – not even the pastor’s. We are to go and witness trying to be used to convert them. See most of these marketing books is how to get them to come, but Jesus said to GO. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:47)

Promise Keepers – There has been so much said and proven about how Promise Keepers violate God’s Word that I shall only say that I stand with God and His Word (For more info. check out the Fundamental Baptist Link).

Evangelicals and Catholics Together Document – Right after this came out the Evangelicals where taken to task on this – How can Salvation by Grace work next to ceremonalism Salvation – they can’t. some of the signers tried to back tract but they can’t. To my knowledge not a one of the signers has repented and denounced the letter. Unity is the issue here. First let me say that I grew up a Catholic, looked into the Priesthood, but God saved me instead and I had to leave Catholicism.
If one knew just a little of what Catholics teach about Jesus; Eucharist; Mass; Mary; etc. one will quickly see that those that hold Sola Scripture have NOTHING more in common with Catholics then with the Jehovah Witness (which has Jesus turning into God). Catholics deny justification by faith alone. They said God lied when He said ‘For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God’; for they teach Mary was sinless and never had ‘original sin’ (Immaculate Conception – p. 285 The Catholic Encyclopedia 3rd printing).
So here we are trying to get more numbers again, but we forgot, or turned purposefully away from God. God set up how unity happens and we can’t make it; it is a process of God; why didn’t Jesus ask us to be one instead of praying to His Father; because we can’t do this ourselves, true unity is in truth- which is an attribute of God. Our unity is in Christ Jesus, which means salvation is part of our unity – we are in Christ by (to put it simply) salvation. These proponents of this thinking also says that we don’t love enough by wanting to separate ourselves from error and unbelievers. I say they don’t have a clue as to what true love is. Matt. 18:15-20 is ultimate love. How can one say they love someone and leave them in their sin. One of the purposes of separation is for the restoration of the believer. 1John 1:5-2:2 is how to restore fellowship with the Father, Matt. 18:15-20 is how we can help one another to see our need of those verses. What a cruel person it is that sees a damaging sin in my life and under the mistaken cover of love doesn’t bring it to my attention in a Biblical way, but instead leaves me in the pit of sin. The same goes for witnessing – most would say that it is a cruel thing to know how to be saved and keep it to ourselves and not tell others the way out of the Lake of Fire. Paul loved God, His Church, and His children more than most anyone else, but he did this so-called un-loving thing in 1 Corinthians 5, but it was for both the Church’s and the individuals well being that separation must have taken place. The goal was fulfilled – 2 Corinthians 2. That man I would guess loved Paul, for loving him enough to obey God when it was hard to do, for now that man had a restored fellowship with God.

CCM – which isn’t called sacred music for obvious reasons. This also has been documented greatly. Our stand is listed in the Music Standards page. But again what God has said about the purpose, use, etc. has been disregarded.

I hope that these examples show what Against Outcome based “Christianity” means.

(c) copyright 1997 by Michael Litza