The Holy Bible

We live in a day and age where God’s word is left in vain. We have an endless supply of Holy Bibles here in America yet we take them for granted and do not consider it’s rich history, yes, I am guilty of this as well. People have and are dying for God’s holy preserved word. Roman Catholics have murdered Christians for simply translating it from Latin to English, a Welsh Baptist by the name of William Tyndale is a perfect example. Jesuit priests (Roman Catholics) used a man by the name of Guy Fawkes to attempt to assassinate King James the First to stop the process of completing the English masterpiece, the King James Bible, in a historical event known as the “Gunpowder Plot”.

Even today people are losing their lives for simply owning a copy of the Holy Bible, in most countries across seas Bibles are illegal. However, here in the United States we are richly blessed because we can walk into a Dollar Tree and purchase a complete, or just the New Testament, Bible for one dollar.

Dear friends let us never forget that we are blessed to have God’s absolute truth. Let us never forget those who have or are losing their lives over the Holy Bible.

Next time we walk past a Holy Bible that we use as a decoration let us think about what it contains. Like the Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, and Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us consider how God the Father out of His infinite love sent His darling Son, Jesus, to die a substitutional death that His people will join Him in His kingdom.


A Great Defense Great Defense For The King James Bible

***A great defense by brother Will Kinney for the King James Bible!***

Hi saints. This is a new one I had not heard before until someone asked me about it today. I hope it is of some help to other Bible believers.

Matthew 2:16 “slew all the children”, “all the boys” or “all the male children”?

Some Bible critic, who himself does not believe that any Bible in any language is now or ever was the complete and inerrant words of God, criticizes the King James Bible (and many others as well) for what it says in Matthew 2:16 that Herod slew all the CHILDREN under two years old.

Matthew 2:16 KJB – “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew ALL THE CHILDREN that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.”

This Bible critic writes – “Eventually, almost 300 years later, the other Christian bibles corrected the error in the King James Version, saying it was NOT all the children, meaning boys and girls – it was ONLY the males. For example, from the New International Version (NIV):

NIV – “When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill ALL THE BOYS in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.”

NKJV (NASB, ESV, Holman Standard) – “all the male children”

The Bible critic continues – “The error had been made – the bell had been rung. If a Christian missionary went to country that had no religion, or its own religion, and these missionaries gave the people in this 3rd world country the King James Version bible, what message would these people receive? That King Herod killed all the boys and girls under the age of three.”

(End of Bible critic’s comments)

So, how do we respond to this criticism?

It’s not that difficult to explain. First of all, our Bible critic did not bother to do his homework very well. Had he done so, he would have realized that he is wrong in affirming that “almost 300 years later English bibles corrected the error.”

Had he bothered to do some basic research he would have found out that the Geneva Bible of 1587 and the Catholic Douay-Rheims of 1582 both read: “and slew all THE MALE CHILDREN.”

The KJB translators were obviously aware of this possible translation, but they deliberately chose to reject it, and instead went with simply “all the CHILDREN”, as also did Wycliffe 1395, Tyndale 1525, Coverdale 1535, The Great Bible 1540, Matthew’s Bible 1549 and the Bishops’ bible 1568.

We need to look at the whole context and the meaning of the Greek words used in this passage of Scripture.

In Matthew 2:16 where the KJB and many others as we shall soon see, read – “and slew all the children” the underlying Greek word here is pais and this word has several meanings including “children, servant, son, young man, child, maid and maiden.”

The word can refer to either males or females or both at the same time. Even the NIV and the other modern versions translate this same word as both “children” and as “maiden” or “girl”

Matthew 21:15 KJB – And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and THE CHILDREN (pais) crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased”

Also reading CHILDREN in this verse are the NIV, NASB, ESV, NKJV, Holman Standard, Geneva bible, Darby, Young’s.

Luke 8:51 – KJB, speaking of the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue, says: – “And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of THE MAIDEN.” (pais)

Luke 8:54 – KJB – “And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, MAID, arise.” (pais)

MAIDEN – Tyndale, Coverdale, Great Bible, Matthew’s bible, Bishops’ bible, the Geneva bible, Revised Version, ASV, Jubilee Bible 2010

Girl – NASB, NKJV, The Voice

Young girl – ISV

Child – NIV, ESV, Holman, NET.

It is of interest that the context here is clearly that of “the daughter” (a female) of the ruler of the synagogue, yet the NIV, ESV, NET and Holman refer to her as “the child”.

Could we not then equally apply the use of the word “children” in Matthew chapter 2 to the CONTEXT and assume that it refers to the male children?

It is only an assumption on the part of this King James Bible critic that king Herod only killed the boy babies. He may very well have killed ALL the children, both male and female, that were two years old and under. Herod was well known for his cruelty and may well have wanted all the Jewish families with children to suffer his wrath.

Or we can simply follow the context of Matthew 2 where it is talking about the Christ to be born, and take the view that the “children” that were slain would have been the males. But this is only by assuming that Herod was a rational man to some degree rather than a sadistic tyrant who slew ALL the children from two years old and under.

In either case, the word “children” fits the context. The TEXT itself does not explicitly clear up the matter one way or the other.

There IS a specific Greek word that means “male”, but God did not use it in this context of Matthew chapter 2.

The specific word for “male” is # 142 arseen, and it is used in Luke 2:23 where we read: “As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every MALE that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord.”

God could have used this specific word in recording the events of Matthew chapter 2, but He didn’t. Instead He used the generic word for “children”

IF we follow on in the context of Matthew 2 and just read the very next 2 verses we see that Herod’s killing the children was the fulfillment of a prophecy.

“17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for HER CHILDREN, and would not be comforted, because they are not.”

Here the underlying Greek word is teknon, and this is the general word for “children” of both sexes.

Matthew 2:16 KJB – “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew ALL THE CHILDREN that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.”

Agreeing with the translation found in the KJB of “and slew all the CHILDREN” are the following Bible translations – Wycliffe 1395, Tyndale 1525, Coverdale 1535, The Great Bible 1540, Matthew’s Bible 1549 and the Bishops’ bible 1568, NRSV 1989, Dan Wallace’s NET version 2006, the Jubilee Bible 2010, The Hebrew Transliteration Scriptures 2010, the Common English Bible 2011, The New Matthew Bible 2016 – “and slew all THE CHILDREN that were in Bethlehem”

Counsel From A Gangster Rapper?

“Believers” glorify and take spiritual counsel from a “gangsta” rapper named “Tupac” yet majority of his songs promote violence, adultery, drug and alcohol abuse. Dear saints if you are filled with the Holy Spirit then you are to hate evil and not take advice from it! How can these worldly reprobates counsel or judge the Church when their main message promotes hatred?! I don’t care how much moral good this man did because the messages in his rap lyrics nullify them! Step away from the world and it’s pawns open up the Bible, follow Christ Jesus around and receive your counsel from God! Only the Holy Ghost can open your understanding how to live according to the statues of the Most High, not some thug that boasts about having sex with another man’s wife! God commands us to be holy because He is holy. Abstain from the worldly filth!

Proverbs 8:13 KJV

[13] The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Psalm 97:10 KJV

[10] Ye that love the Lord , hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Romans 12:9 KJV

[9] Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Regeneration and Conversion

Many people do not understand that “Regeneration” and “Conversion” are two separate occasions. Regeneration precedes faith. Faith is a gift (Romans 12:3) from the Holy Ghost that one receives after being born again. Regeneration is an act of God that man plays 0 role in (John 1:12-13 & John 3:7-8), the same way we had nothing to do with our natural birth we have nothing to do with our supernatural birth. Conversion is an act when the child of God by faith comes to the understanding how much of a sinner they are and how much they need Christ Jesus and in this beautiful act the lost sinner picks up his cross and follows after our Lord (Acts 16:14 & Acts chapter 10). Many will say, “What about faith comes by hearing?!” Which in proper context can also be explained. Scripture says that faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17) what it does not say is Regeneration or the new birth comes by hearing. So what does “faith comes by hearing” actually mean? Simple! You and I only understand that Christ died for us and we are eternally secure by the preaching of God’s word and studying it. Only a true child of God that was saved by grace will enjoy this message, believe it by faith and hold it dear to their heart. Those that perish do not care about the Gospel (1 Corinthians 1:18) nor can they understand it because they are spiritually blind and discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14).

God’s Choice

The “Doctrines of Grace” are very humbling because the fullness of God’s grace is revealed in them.

However they are hated by mainstream Christianity because by nature we want to pat ourselves on our backs for our good work even if it’s just making a “decision” for Jesus.

Predestination/Election is part of “The Doctrines of Grace”. “Predestination” teaches that God chose His people before He created the world not because of something that He foresaw in us, like a decision, but because He is sovereign and does as He pleases. Before the foundation of the world the Bride of Christ and who would be filled by the Holy Ghost were determined by the Most High.

Some may consider this “unfair” but do we really want fair? Fair would send all of us to the “lake of fire” since there is none that are righteous (Romans 3:10) and all have sinned (Romans 3:23). In short we do not want fair, we want mercy.

Romans 8:28-30 KJV

[28] And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. [29] For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. [30] Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

4309. Proorizó

Strong’s Concordance

proorizó: to predetermine, foreordain

Original Word: προορίζω

Part of Speech: Verb

Transliteration: proorizó

Phonetic Spelling: (pro-or-id’-zo)

Short Definition: I foreordain, predetermine

Definition: I foreordain, predetermine, mark out beforehand.

Be Ye Separate

It’s astounding how worldly and godly morality differ. For example, abortion is considered a “medical procedure” and stripping is considered a high paying “artistic” profession. However we who are spiritual, by the grace of God, know better. God has given us a new nature, mind, and heart. Thanks to Christ Jesus making us new creatures we understand biblically what is acceptable to a holy God and what glorifies Satan. The Holy Bible, God’s preserved word (KJB), guides us into all truth. By this truth we know that abortion is a legal way to murder children and stripping is a legal form of prostitution. Thanks to this Holy Ghost given wisdom we know and understand that we should have no ties with such things. Thanks be to God for His mercy and grace because He will forgive us for visiting such places including other ungodly establishments (bar, liquor store, night clubs, marijuana dispensaries, etc.) yet we should not visit those places and use grace for granted. We have many lukewarm/false converts that have fellowship with such establishments because their mind frame tells them it’s okay because they have been forgiven.

Dear friends let us remember to have 0 ties with darkness or any appearance of evil. We are to be separate from such God hating behavior, Scripture even warns us to have no fellowship with unbelievers and that means that we have to step out of our comfort zone and cut off some relation/friendships that will come between us and the Most High. It’s a high time for us to rise out of slumber and be concerned about the Kingdom of God. The night is far spent and the midnight hour is approaching rapidly!

Dearly beloved let us repent and step away from the world and go no where near it. I’m not saying that we should not evangelize, I’m saying that we should not have a personal relationship with it.

1 Peter 4:1-2 KJV

[1] Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; [2] That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Fulfilling All Righteousness

Matthew 3:13-17 KJV

[13] Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. [14] But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? [15] And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. [16] And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: [17] And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Many Christians are confused by these texts of Scripture, especially verse fifteen. Some say that Christ had to get cleansed from His sins others suggest that Christ was not truly divine until His baptism had been fulfilled. I assure you that any doctrine that makes Christ a sinner or not divine is blasphemous heresy from the very pit of Hell. The Holy Bible also calls it “Doctrine of Demons”.

Christ Jesus’ baptism, “To fulfill all righteousness” shows us that He kept the Levitical Law in consecration because God The Father set Him aside for service , or ministry.

Numbers 8:5-7 KJV

[5] And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, [6] Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them. [7] And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.

Also in the Old Testament oil was a representation of the Holy Ghost. Kings, prophets, and priests had oil poured upon them. They were anointed, or consecrated with it.

1 Samuel 10:1 KJV

[1] Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?

Exodus 28:41 KJV

[41] And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

Psalm 133:2 KJV

[2] It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

1 Kings 19:16 KJV

[16] And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.

We see God The Holy Ghost descending on Christ our Lord physically as a dove anointing Him as King (Revelation 17:14), as Prophet (Mark 6:4), and as Priest (Hebrews 9:11).

Also God The Father confirms Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior as the Righteous One from Heaven (Matthew 3:17).

Christ did not come to do away with the Law but to fulfill it even unto death, He paid the sin burden and redeemed His people on the cross (Matthew 1:21) and overcame death (Mark 16:6) so we too may no longer fear it’s sting (1 Corinthians 15:55).