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The same old Question

Posted on: May 5, 2011

By Alfred D Smith 03/05/2011  the question

It all began with a question. It always does; a seemingly innocent question from someone that from all appearances, seemed to have her interest at heart and who from the position of authority from which he spake appeared to know something that she did not, something that sounded good, beneficial and progressive too her egotistical way of thinking and so began the avalanche of doubt, sin and death.

‘Hath God said’? When you sit back and think about it, it is actually a brilliant Question in its simplicity, subtle suggestiveness and apparent concern for truth, and a loaded question to boot. In road tennis it is the equivalent of a nice slow innocent looking serve that lands in your court, gently lobbing 8 inches away from your baseline line close to the left foot.

This is the question that got the bride of Adam reasoning. Wouldn’t it be really nice to know good and evil, and be considered wise, perhaps like this here serpent? Wouldn’t it be a thrill to be looked up to and be admired by all creation for one’s wisdom? One catholic priest informed me that the Roman Catholic Church has the power of decision as it relates to what is truth, in effect good and evil.

Life is filled with individuals and groups of individuals with apparently harmless, friendly Questions. These questions many times are only intended and designed to lead us down a path of doubt and uncertainty. I would like to get your opinion on the virgin birth usually means I would like to shape your opinion on this critical topic.

Question: ‘Do you believe in once saved always saved’? I know that the label says honey but the content of this jar is deadly snake’s venom so I rest my hand on my sword, the helmet of salvation must always be defended by the sword of the word and I always try to answers this question as sweetly as I can, ‘Yes sir, I believe that salvation is an eternal gift to this sinner from God through Christ’, while drawing my sword. What I have discovered is that while the wolves are prepared to attack a weak, struggling lamb they will usually think twice about a prolong and bloody encounter with a trained soldier.

Whenever they show up at your place of work, recreation or abode, smiling sweetly, well attired, looking confident and pretending to be concerned about your health and wellbeing, rest assured they are only after one thing, your eternal soul. You have one of three choices: Take flight like a whipped dog with your tail between your legs, and most of you, because you are painfully and in most cases unashamedly aware of your spiritual inadequacies take this option. Comforting yourselves with the worn out assurance, ‘I haven’t got any time to waste with those people’.

The other option is submission and co-existence which is another popular choice taken by many. ‘There might be some truth in what they are saying’ While you don’t agree with all they teach and anything they believe you respect them for their tenacity and faithfulness and as long as they leave you alone you have no problem with them. The problem with this approach is that the doctrine of Balaam is so infectious that to be slightly tolerant of it and it’s demand for compromise is to be totally corrupted by it: a little leaven, leveneth the whole lump it is written. 99% pure is not near pure enough The children of Israel found that out the hard way under the carnal hospitality of the nation of Moab and many of you from your wounds and symptoms have also.

Born for war

So now we are left with option three, the only one that have ever worked, put on the whole armour of God and go looking for the fight. I am always looking for a fight. I have no time for enjoying earth’s peace; we soldiers are only trained to fight, we are born for this war. I enjoy fighting, winning skirmishes, attacking the enemy with my only offensive weapon the word of God, and by the way it is sharper than any two edged sword.

Jude said in his single chapter epistle, ‘earnestly contend for the faith’. Jesus was always fighting, he is my hero, Jesus was the ultimate hero and he took on the powerful, established religions and religious leaders of his day. John the Baptist did not sit down and try to negotiate peace terms with Herod, the Pharisees or the Sadducees. There is no possibility or entertainment of the thought of co-existence; Jesus in Mathew 12 verse 30 did non minx his word but cast down the gauntlet when he said, ‘He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad’.

The question that he was asking me was did I have any proof that the 1611 authorized version of the bible was the only provided word of God. His smugness suggested that he felt that he had proof that it wasn’t. What I knew from his question was that although he was quoting from it he could just as easily deny it when it suited him. I find most people are like that, they will use it to support their position but they will deny it when it suites their purposes.

I told him that the intense hate that the Devil and his crowd has for this 400 year old book was sufficient proof that it was the word of God. I hastily informed him that every new perversion that the world brings out, and there have been many since the 1881 failed attempt to revise the 1611 King James authorized version, over 120 and counting, are are compare in their marketing pitch to the despised authorized  version just like every new false Messiah that has shown up over the years is compared to the real Messiah Jesus Christ. I told him that without any sponsorship from the world dependent only on the power of the Holy Spirit it is still outselling, out influencing and outlasting all the new perversions.(I have no proof about the outselling part but I said it any way just to make him madder.)

He told me King James was a bloody murderer so that any book that he authorized had to be a book of murderers, and then he quoted a verse from this same despised book to support a point that he wanted to make.

Later that day God call me and asked me, ‘Fred, where art thou?’ I told him ‘Lord, I am fighting a war of faith in this sin cursed world. I am fighting this heated battle with the weapon that you gave me dressed in the armour that you hath graciously provided’. He told me ‘lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world’. I said Amen and now even more energized marched back to the battle front.

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  • freddabbot: would these text more ancient than the received Greek text from which the king James version of the bible been translated be the Alexandrina text and
  • Jim Dandy: You wrote such a long piece, I've selected only one small paragraph, which is reproduced below: QUOTE: The 1611 authorized version of the bible is

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