Tonight I came across a startling quote. I truly believe that the Bible, as translated into English from 1604 to 1611, is the in-errant, pure words of God. I was trained in 2 different Bible colleges to believe that no one translation of the Bible is to be trusted, and that one must rely on a master’s knowledge of Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic as the ONLY means of knowing what the Bible really says. A mastery that can only truly be claimed by 1 out of every 100,000 pastors (this, of course, is a guess on my part, but seems a reasonable guess). Most pastors, rather than having a mastery of the original languages, rely on any variant reading from a lexicon, looking for a variant definition either for the sake of their own vanity and elevation above the laity, or looking to force the Bible to submit to their own doctrines, rather than submitting their doctrines to the static, unchangeable words of God. I know this, because at one time, I did it for both of these reasons.
Thus, the modern pastors fall into the same category as the person who made the following statement. A quote that adequately reflects what is taught in today’s pulpits.
“In the King James version, as it stands translated, it has no resemblance what ever to the original…And yet Septuagint (Greek), Vulgate, and Hebrew original, have all to be considered as an inspired Word of God.”
Who said this? Was it James Strong, author of Strong’s Concordance of the Bible? Or could it have been Dewey Lockman, founder of the Lockman Foundation, the group responsible for the New American Standard Bible? Or possibly Kurt Aland, German theologian and principal editor, along with Jesuit priest Carlo Martini, of the Novum Testamentum Graece (Greek New Testament).
Wrong on all accounts.
The person with whom a vast majority of pastors, seminarians, scholars, evangelists, authors and publishers agree with concerning errors in the King James Bible is none other than famed 19th century occultist Helena Blavatsky, the founder/mistress of the modern New Age movement, the one who inspired Aleister Crowley, and author of the two volume, Isis Unveiled, from where this quotation was taken. Strange bedfellows indeed.
1 Corinthians 6:16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
The dates and speakers for our first King James Bible Conference has been set. Here is the schedule of speakers and events.
Wednesday, May 3 – Pastor Mike Hoggard, Chris Pinto
Thursday, May 4 – Pastor Mike and Chris Pinto will be together for Pastor Mike Online Live Broadcast at 12 pm Central, Then our evening service will be Pastor Reg Kelly, Chris Pinto
Friday, May 5 – Chris Pinto, Pastor Mike Hoggard
We will be streaming each service live each night starting at 7 pm central time. If you would like to donate to help underwrite the costs of these events you may send a check to Bethel Church or use the “Donate” button at any of our websites.
While doing some research in preparation for the Red River conference, I came across this, an excerpt from the Entered Apprentice initiation ritual, from the Grand Lodge of Nevada. Here is what an apprentice Mason, willing to climb the steps of ascension in the lodge, swears to do.
“Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will not write, indite, print, paint, stamp, stain, hue, cut, carve, mark or engrave the same upon anything movable or immovable, whereby or whereon the least word, syllable, letter, or character may become legible or intelligible to myself or another, whereby the secrets of Freemasonry may be unlawfully obtained through my unworthiness. To all of which I do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, without any hesitation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind in me whatsoever; binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out, and with my body buried in the sands of the sea at low-water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, should I ever knowingly or willfully violate this, my solemn Obligation of an Entered Apprentice. So help me God and make me steadfast to keep and perform the same.”
In short, what he hears in the Lodge of Masonry, he cannot and will not reveal to the outside world. The penalty for doing so will be that he has his throat slit from ear to ear.
In sharp contrast to this, here is what Bible Christianity teaches its disciples concerning what Jesus teaches us.
Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Bible Christianity is not a religion of secrets, it is a religion of declaration!
The brochure for this year’s Red River Prophecy Conference, includes the speakers and their topics and schedule. I am looking forward to hearing these men this year and what God has laid on their heart. Please help spread the word about this conference by sharing this post. All of the services will be live streamed as usual, so that people from around the world can join in with us.