The King James Bible New Testament is translated from the TRADITIONAL GREEK TEXT
MODERN BIBLE VERSIONS ARE TRANSLATED FROM A DIFFERENT GREEK TEXT -- THE
"CRITICAL GREEK TEXT."
The variations between the KJB and
modern bibles are REAL and Serious! They are specially serious in their CUMULATIVE effect.
All churches I go to, use modern versions.
-- I follow along with the
King James -- I note the differences.
More discussion on these things later in
Powerful people have noted the actual reality of -- secretive, POWER, existing:
Former US President Woodrow Wilson said:
“Since I entered
politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately.
Some of the
biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of something.
They know that there is a power somewhere, so organized,
so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive,
had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." -- Woodrow Wilson -- 1913.
I am sure President Wilson was not wildly throwing words around. He meant every word in its fullest
I'm not a sports fan but we all know beating a strong opponent is
big deal, as opposed to a weak opponent.
God allows himself, an immensely
powerful opponent in the person of the Devil or Satan.
This POWERFUL opponent
allows God to demonstrate his mighty power.
Edgar Hoover was FBI director
for half a century -- 50 years -- he would know what is really going on in the world.
Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover said:
"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe
it exists." -- J. Edgar Hoover.
drumbeat of deception from the media, is that, it's one political party vs. the other, Conservatives vs. Liberals, or it is
just business and economic cycles. NOT TRUE! - Wilson and Hoover saw what was really going on, but maybe not fully
But, Psalm 2 would give the authoritative statement in this regard.
1Why do the heathen
rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2The kings of the
earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of
the earth for thy possession.
9Thou shalt break them with a rod
of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their
trust in him.
Psalm 2 would include both human and demonic entities allied against God and trying to overthrow him
This would certainly be the ultimate sense of Hoover's words -- "A conspiracy so monstrous one cannot
believe it exits."
And again, gives complete reason to take Wilson's word
in the broadest sense.
The New Testament book of Ephesians chapter
6 makes clear our real fight is against evil spirit entities.
beings are very much involved.
10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might.
11Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
PERHAPS WE WILL SEE THE RETURN OF HOME - CHURCHES.
I said, no church is perfect; it always is a balance between pros and cons.
But, as time goes
on I have more problems of conscious or loyalty-to-Jesus issues.
the Lord Jesus Christ "tarries" much longer, perhaps, small group, home church meetings will increase.
I did send a rather direct email to the pastor, who delivered a sermon that I though marginalized, or put-down men,
and manhood. I there when he gave this message.
He said he got the email and would try to
meet with me about it.
I talked with an elder at a large church about the so-called, "contemporary"
It seemed clear to me the music was garbage --
repetitive chants, just a dumbing-down trick, by my reasoning.
He said, the congregation was young
folks, and that is what they thought they wanted.
I pointed out that in the infrequent
occasions where they sang one of the OLD HYMNS, the volume level of singing in the whole congregation went way way up
-- as best I could see this was for young and old alike!
I am convinced there is a deliberate
dumbing-down -- a deliberate sabotage, ACTUALLY, of Christians.
contrast the church with the pastor whose sermon I dislike, mentioned above --
really very good music, lots of old hymns with lyrics that build our knowledge and faith.
their so-called contemporary music selection is from the 1960s or there about, and is very good too.
need to speak up, politely, when we see stuff that is not right.
"To sin by silence
when they should protest, makes cowards of men." -- Abraham Lincoln
"During times of universal deceit, telling
the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell
"In the final
choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but
the silence of our friends." -- Martin Luther King Jr.