Prophecy 1

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Prophecy

Prophecy 1

I would like to ask you a question this morning.  What is prophecy?  Did you know the Bible defines everything that it talks about? You do not necessarily need lexicons, Bible dictionaries, or concordances.  Those are helpful aids and I recommend them, but if you only have a Bible, you can make it.  The Bible is self-defining, self-interpreting, and self-commenting.

The Bible tells us what prophecy is, and to understand prophecy we need a complete revelation from God.  For example, you cannot understand the book of Leviticus without the book of Hebrews.  You cannot understand Isaiah without the gospels.  You cannot understand Daniel without the book of Revelation.  So, we need the complete revelation of God to have a complete understanding of the things God is talking about in the Bible.  This becomes clear when one reads in the Bible that the very prophets who wrote the Bible really did not understand it:  They did not have the complete revelation. 

Types of Language

The Bible uses three types of language.  It uses a figurative language.  An example of figurative language is when Jesus said, Let the dead bury the dead (Mt. 8:22), and you know that corpses do not go around burying other corpses.  That is figurative language He was using.  Also, the meaning of figurative language is always clear from the context where you find it. 

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Then there is the symbolic language.  The Bible uses thousands of symbols, and these symbols always represent something else.  For example, the four beasts in the book of Daniel, we are told, represent kingdoms.  The symbols that are found are always explained in the context where they are found or somewhere else in the scripture. 

Every symbol in the Bible is explained somewhere in scripture.  People say, “Well, you cannot understand the Book of Revelation.”  I had a Sunday School teacher (not you John) tell me one time that he wished they would take “Revelation” out of the book, because, he said, no one can understand it anyway.  He was only showing his stupidity.  Every symbol in Revelation is explained somewhere in the Bible, and most of them are found in the book of Revelation itself.

Literal Context

Finally, the most commonly used language in the Bible is literal language.  If you can take it literally, that is the way you need to take it.  If the plain sense makes sense, then don’t look for any other sense.  The Bible means what it says, where it says, and how it says it.  People try to change it around because they are smarter than God.  Let me give you an example.  I am a firm believer in context.  But people can take that too far sometimes.  God loved Jacob and He hated Esau.  Well, if you keep it in context…. When I hear someone using that term more than they should, do you know what that tells me.  It tells me they do not believe what the Bible said. 

There is no mistaking when the Bible is literal.  I’ve had this happen and you probably have too:  When all you do is read someone a passage of scripture and they do not like it, they say, “Well, that is your interpretation.  If they don’t say that that they say “Well, you can take the Bible and teach anything that you want to teach.”  They know what it means, but they are rejecting it.  You ought to take everything in the Bible literal if you can take it that way.  It means exactly what it says. There is no fooling around with God.  If you do not believe in the Authority of the Bible, you will not believe the Bible. 

Allegorizing Scripture

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We need to avoid allegorizing scripture.  We need to avoid spiritualizing scripture.  There are people who would spiritualize the whole Bible away until it did not really mean anything when they were through with it.  There are three things we need to avoid when we are handling the Word of God:

One of these is misinterpretation.  For example, if I told you to open your Bible to John 3:5, and it says, Jesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  But I say, “Except a man be born of water and the blood, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”  Then I said, “You see there, you have got to be baptized to be saved.”  That is a misinterpretation. John 3:5 is not talking about baptism at all.  There are no baptisms within 20 verses of John 3. 

Then, there is a misapplication of scripture.  Acts 2:38 does not apply to you.  You are not a Jew in Jerusalem.  You are a Gentile, and that passage does not apply to you at all.  This verse is the foundational verse for the charismatic movement, and it is a misapplication of scripture.A person's hands folded

Dividing truth

 Most importantly, the trouble is that people are not willing to let the Bible say what it says, where it says it.  People are not willing to do that.  They want to change it, and want to correct it, wishing to interpret it.  Some want to do ‘this and that’ instead of letting it say what it wants to say.

Look at the verse on the screen.  So, Study to shew thyself approved unto God (If you are a Christian who never studies the Bible, you are not approved; your life is unapproved.), a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  The problem is that people do not take the time and the effort to study out and rightly divide the Word of Truth.  Finally, it is really amazing the number of Christians who want to be spoon-fed.

Seems like, if this is what you want, you are a baby.  If you are too lazy to get the food out, take the lid off the jar yourself, get the spoon out, and eat it, you are a baby.  Even more, there are too many Christians that way.  They never study the Bible.  They want to be spoon fed everything about it. 

Using God’s Word

Therefore you should develop the habit that when you have a question about the scripture, first of all, you do everything you can to find the answer before you ask someone else.  Finally, use the Word of God in a sensible way.  See how to get around in it.  Learn how to use concordances. se whatever you need to get the answers to your questions.  Then if you cannot find it, go ask someone.  The trouble is that people do not let the scriptures say what the scriptures want to say. They want to interpret them. 

First of all, there are four things we have to know if we want to rightly divide the word of truth.  1.  We have to know, first of all, who is speaking in any given passage.  Is God talking?  Is it Moses or the apostle Paul?  Who is it that is speaking?  2. Secondly, to whom is that person speaking?  Is the verses speaking to Israel nationally?  What about talking to a church?  Or speaking to an individual Christian, Gentiles or the heathen?  To who is he directing this message. Third, what is he talking about in the scripture?  It is amazing that an individual Christian will pick up his bible, read two or three chapters and say that he has read his bible today. 

Well, what was it about?  ‘I do not know’ is the usual response.  Christians have devotion in the morning and by 9:00 at night they have forgotten what it was they have read about.  They do not know what it is about.  Ask yourself some questions while you are reading the Book.  Find out what it is doing and what it is talking about.

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Dispensation

Fourth, find out when it is taking place.  What dispensation is it?  Ask yourself, does this apply to the church age?  Or does it apply to the Tribulation Period?  Does it apply to Israel in the land?  Or does it apply to Israel in their dispensation?  What dispensation is he talking about in the scripture?

If you will answer those questions while you are studying any given passage, you will not get into heresy.  It is impossible to rightly divide the word of truth without doing these things.  If you are not doing them, it will lead to every kind of heresy there is.  Every single false teaching that is found comes from not rightly dividing the word of truth.  Do not ever try to make the B

Most importantly, what is Prophecy? Let us allow the Bible to tell us what prophecy is from the Book of Revelation.  Re:1:1: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Re:1:2: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Re:19:9: And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Re:19:10: And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, see thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Prophecy

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Finally, the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.  “I am like you are, John.  You are a prophet and I am a prophet.  And what we are ordained to do is give testimony of Jesus.” 

Prophecy is the testimony of Jesus Christ.  That is all it is according to the definition given in scripture.  Re:22:8: And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.  Evidently, the one John is bowing to is one of the prophets.  The prophet tells John that he needs to stay with the testimony of Jesus, and His testimony is the spirit of prophecy. 

Therefore, if prophecy is the testimony of Jesus, we must conclude that the entire Bible is in the testimony of Jesus Christ, from Genesis to Revelation.

1Pe:1:6: Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

1Pe:1:7: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

1Pe:1:8: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

1Pe:1:9: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

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Suffering and Glory

First of all, notice the two great themes of prophecy.

The sufferings of Christ, the first advent.

  1. The glory that should follow, the Second advent.  Those are the two themes of prophecy – the first coming of Jesus Christ and the Second coming of Jesus Christ.  The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. 

2 Pe:1:18: And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

2Pe:1:19: We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, ( The more sure word here is the written Word of God, and what he has been referring to in the last few verses has been the mount of transfiguration from Mt. 17, on which Peter, James, and John went up with Jesus.  

And Peter is saying here that with this written Book, you have a more sure word of prophesy than if you heard a voice from heaven.  By the way, you are not going to hear a voice from heaven.  If you hear voices, you better check it out because it is not coming from God.) as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (This is a reference to the rapture)

Future Glory

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2Pe:1:20: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

So, what did they speak about?  Jesus.  They wrote about the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow.  So, the prophetic scriptures from Genesis to Revelation are the testimony of Jesus Christ.  They speak of His sufferings and His glory.

 Hence, the Old Testament prophet did not quite have the perspective that we have today.  He is standing in the distant past and he is prophesying of two things.  What is the first thing?  The sufferings of Christ are the first thing.  And what else?  The glory that should follow is the second (that is a crown.) What does the prophet see?  He does not see the valley between the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow, which is the church age.

You do not find the church age clearly given in the Old Testament.  The OT prophet sees the sufferings and he sees the glory, but he cannot reconcile the two.  He cannot understand them.  We read that in 10 – 1Pe:1:11: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify,

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Old Testament Visions  

Let us get an example in Isa. 61 of the Old Testament prophets not being able to see quite as clearly.  Isaiah did not see the comma that he put in a verse, but Jesus did see it.  And it comes out very clearly.  Not only is every jot and tittle important, but the punctuation as well. There is one comma here that divides both advents in the same verse, and you can find similar occurrences often in scripture.

Isa:61:1: The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; 

Another scripture says in Isa:61:2: To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;  Can you see the two advents?  Where are they?  They are in verse 2:  First advent – to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. (comma); and the Second Advent – the day of vengeance of our God. 

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 (Jesus quotes this until the first comma and then stops because the Second Advent will not apply when He is here the first time, although Isaiah did not know this when he prophesied.)  Lu:4:16: And he (Jesus) came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

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Lu:4:17: And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

Lu:4:18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, (v. 19 is found in Isa. 61:2)

Lu:4:19: To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Lu:4:20: And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Lu:4:21: And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture (up to the comma) fulfilled in your ears.

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Does God Love Everyone?

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Does God Love Everyone

Most importantly, does the Bible teach that God loves everyone?  The answer is NO.  That is the humanist view.  Romans 9:13 –  Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated.  There are two classes of people, those He loves, and those He hates.  John-3:36: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  

          Above all, man, is not the measure of things, God is.  If we tell unbelievers God loves you, then there is no need of a mediator, God loves them anyway, then there is no enmity between God and man, that would make peace between the unbeliever and God and no reconciliation.  That is a false gospel.  False gospel can cause a false salvation. 

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Creation Week 1

Creation

Our Beginning

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  That is ten words in English and seven words in Hebrew.  Seven in the number of perfection or completion.  Ten is the number of the Gentiles. Just to give you some proof of that, there are ten generations between Adam and the flood and of course there were no Jews before the flood so they are all categorized as Gentiles. 

There are ten plaques on Egypt.  There are ten Canaanite nations, Gen. 15:18, even though it mentions 7 of them in in the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy.  There were ten prophecies from Jeremiah against the gentiles.  There were 10 burdens from Isaiah aimed at the nations.  The number 10 has to do with the Gentiles.  The number 7 has to do with perfection.  The Word of God is perfect and it goes out to all the Gentiles, eventually; it took it 4,000 years but, eventually it did.

If you ever get a chance to study numerics or numbers of the Bible I would highly recommend it. It is an amazing study.  The Word of God is a mathematical marvel.  Every verse in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Greek, is based on numerics.  Every word has a numeric value.  Hebrew and Greek do not have numerals like in English.

Numeric Value

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The letters of their alphabet each have a numeric value and if they want to write a number, they just write out a series of letters just like Latin.  Therefore, every word has a value.  Each letter has a numeric value therefore; every verse will have a value.  Every chapter will have a value and it will just boggle your mind to study through it.

A Russian wrote a book on the numerics of the Bible and throughout the course of his study, he wrote over 45,000 pages documenting different verses and chapters.  Now we just read chapter 1 verse 1, and let’s take a look at those seven Hebrew words in light of their numerical value.  I’d like to give you a synopsis or overview of what I am talking about.  3

Here is that same verse written in Hebrew.  Those of us who only know English would have a very difficult time reading this.  First of all you don’ read Hebrew from left to right as you do in English, but you read it from right to left. 

Now think about this.  Written in English it has 10 words.  And in English it is given to the gentiles.  In Hebrew it is 7 words, meaning the foundation of God’s Word, and it can mean perfect or complete, which the Word of God is.  In Hebrew the number 4 means creation.  These words you are looking at in the Hebrew have 28 letters, or 4×7, at creation it was the foundation. 

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Philosophies and Religions

Now let’s look a while at different philosophies and religions.  The reason that we want to do that is because it will help us understand how many of these false beliefs came about in our witnessing, and it will help us to show others how God’s Word can disprove or refute a false belief.  We have to know how to stand against false beliefs in order to be a better witness.  It is all for God’s glory and the up building of His kingdom.

Did you know that Gen. 1:1 shoots down all the major philosophies and religions of humanity?  I am going to give those to you and I want you to know them.  There are 8 major philosophies and religions of man.  They are all refuted by the very first verse in the Bible.  If you had no Bible, but had Genesis 1:1, you could obliterate all man-made religions and man-made philosophies on the spot. 

God gives us a warning and that is why we need to know these things.  Look at Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil (now spoil is used in the sense of a military term, you get conquered and the enemy takes your possessions) you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  

Atheism.  It says ‘in the beginning God’, this denies Atheism.  If there is a God, then, there is no such thing as atheism in spite of the fact that much of the world’s population calls themselves atheists.  All of Russia claims to be atheist and a lot of Americans claim to be atheist.  The act that the Bible says, ‘God’ immediately washes out atheism.

Multi gods

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Tit 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.  Mat 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

If we have repented of our sins and come to know the Lord as our Savior, we know there is a God then we ought to live like it and we ought to act like it instead of acting atheistic a lot of times. 

Polytheism.  The word God is singular so that denies Polytheism.  Polytheism means multi-gods.  What does that do away with?  It does away with the following:

All mythology including Greek, Roman, and Egyptian.  All eastern religions including Hinduism – (belief in many gods and when you die you might turn into a Cow), Brahmanism – (first used in 1816, orthodox Hinduism adhering to the pantheism of the Vedas and to the ancient sacrifices and family ceremonies) simplified – everything is God, Zen Buddhism – (Zen means meditation, started in China 15 centuries ago, 9.6 million in Japan today, everyone has the Budda nature but has clouded ignorance.)

These things have multi-gods.  It also does away with Roman Catholicism.  Anybody you can pray to, and can answer you prayers is a god.  So, whenever people are doing your Hail Mary’s and prayers to Saint Jude, those are gods.  

Evolution

Evolution.  God ‘created’ which denies Evolution, which is a religion.   It denies evolution.  The Bible says everything brings forth after its kind.  There are two kinds of evolution:

Secular evolution – which is what is taught in the public schools and science books, and is Darwin’s theory, which eliminates God entirely.

Theistic evolution – which is the same thing but is accepted by Christians. Christians modify it simply by God created an ‘amoeba’ or single cell and put everything in it that it needed to mutate and divide and become man.  Well, if He did that are we the stopping point?  Isn’t there something beyond us?  Well, that is called theistic evolution and of course it is heresy.

There is no evolution at all.  There was no evolution at the first birth and there is no evolution at the second birth.  You didn’t get here by a process of steps upward, physically, nor do you get into God’s Kingdom by a process of stepping upward spiritually.  It is instantaneous after its kind and it is not a process at all.  So the new creation is not evolutionary any more than the first creation was.  Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Pantheism

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Pantheism.  It says in the Bible ‘God created heaven and earth’.  This denies Pantheism.  Pantheism is the belief that God and creation are the same.  God is the creation, consequently, you are God, and the chair you are sitting on is God.  The table you are at is God.  God and His creation are the same.  This is also found in what is called Christian Science, founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866.

It is also found in a religious organization called ‘Unity’, founded in 1889 by Charles Fillmore, which teaches that you don’t look at sin, but you only look for the good in people.  They teach that each person is sacred and each person is worthy.  They teach that through self, self-consciousness you can reach the highest level. 

The bible does not teach this.  We were born with a sin nature and we are as filthy rags apart from Christ.     

And then Brahmanism which is orthodox Hinduism established in 1816.

I want you to notice something from Genesis 1:1: the fact that it says ‘God created the heaven and the earth’, proves that God is separate from His creation and not part of it all.  He is entirely separate from it.  There is no such thing as a spark of divinity in the creation.  These beliefs say that ‘There is good in every man, there is a spark of divinity in every person.’  That is not true at all.  So, the universe is not God, in fact God says, ‘I fill heaven and earth.’

The Overall Picture

The reason I am sharing these things with you is because I want you to see the overall picture of how humanity lines up with the things of God and how over time man has corrupted God’s Word.  Man has always since the time of Adam and Eve, corrupted through sin what God created. 

Now let’s look at the philosophy of materialism or the eternity of matter.  It is amazing how many ways that mankind can distort and warp the scriptures.  I even found that on a local level in the soul-winning booth.  People come to me with their own man-made beliefs and doctrines, some of which I have no idea where they got their information to begin with. 

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This is the reason you have heard me in times past say how important it is to stay in the Authorized King James Bible and don’t deviate into some other word or Bible that has been added to or taken away from.  If we stick with the truth we won’t go wrong.

False Doctrines

If you notice there was a time frame there where many of these false doctrines and beliefs came from, in the 1800’s.  Many people either followed the wrong line of text, or they simply added their personal beliefs to suit their lifestyle.  The day we’re living in, especially within the church, people still try that.  They have a desire to satisfy their own flesh, they have a desire to try to mold the church to try and fit their lifestyle. 

This study we will be going through is an extensive study of Creation and that takes time.  Why?  Because we need to see and understand all these different beliefs, and then see what the truth says, and it will help us see the importance of God’s Word, which can strengthen our foundation and help us to be the kind of church God wants us to be.  Too many churches across this nation have a form and a fashion of entertainment and social club meetings, and have strayed from the fundamentals of the faith.  We need a thorough understanding of God’s Word.  And the only way we can do that is to be here and here the Word.

Now, back to the lesson on the philosophy of materialism and or the eternity of matter.  The bible says ‘In the beginning’ which denies all of that.  This is the false belief here: ‘Things have continued as they were since the fathers fell asleep’, and I’ll show you where that come from later, or ‘whatever is always has been.’  There are several of these theories found in science books.

Materialism

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Eternity of Matter, which is called materialism (Gen 1:1 denies this)

The Greek philosophers taught that matter was eternal it had always been there.

Now for some Biblical truth.  14 –  2Pe 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

2Pe 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

Not only do they not continue as they were, but the day is coming when they will all melt with fervent heat.  Only God was in the beginning and in the beginning God. 

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  1Jo 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

It is talking about Jesus, from the beginning.

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The Masoretic Text

 
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Biblical Text

The Masoretic Text

Most importantly, the Masoretic Text is the traditional Hebrew Old Testament.  It is both Judaism and Protestantism.  The Roman Catholic Church historically has used the Latin Vulgate.  It was translated by Jerome.  This position has been revised.  The Catholic Church uses the Hebrew text.  The Orthodox Church has historically used the Greek Septuagint.   Masoretic comes from the Hebrew word masora.  Finally, it refers to the marginal notes added by Jewish scribes and scholars. 

Also,  ancient manuscripts of the Hebrew Old Testament dated to the ninth century.  Most importantly, this has changed with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. They date from 168 BC to about 68 AD.   However, the scrolls provide us with Hebrew manuscripts more ancient. More than the previous manuscripts by one thousand years.   First of all, the majority of Biblical manuscripts among the Dead Sea Scrolls agree with the Masoretic Text.   Also, this further provides evidence of the text’s credibility.   Finally, it testifies to the accuracy of the Hebrew scribes.  Even more, it was in their reproduction of biblical manuscripts.

 Biblical fragments among the Scrolls come from the book of Leviticus (1QLev.a).  They add support to the antiquity of the Masoretic Text.  Also, these fragments encompass Le 19:31-34; 20:20-23. There is but one minor variant from the Masoretic Text found in Le 20:21. The Masoretic Text uses the Hebrew word hoo.  The Dead Sea Scrolls uses the Hebrew word he.   It is the same Hebrew word.  It is a personal pronoun meaning he, she, or it.   Also, the two are used interchangeably throughout the Hebrew Old Testament.

Ancient writings

Additional Manuscripts

Additional manuscripts have also been found.  They support the Masoretic Text.  Most noteworthy, these texts were approximately nineteen hundred years old.  Then,  dating slightly before 73 AD when Masada finally fell.  More importantly, the manuscripts were exclusively Masoretic.   Add the Geniza Fragments which were discovered in 1890 at Cairo, Egypt.  These fragments date to the fifth century AD.   Also, they were located in a geniza,a type of storage room for faulty manuscripts.  The fragments number around 200,000. It reflects Biblical texts in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic.  Finally, the Biblical texts discovered support the Masoretic Text.

The Textus Receptus

 The Masoretic Text may be thought of as the Textus Receptus (Latin for received text) of the Old Testament.  In fact, some scholars have referred to it as such.  Look at the Textus Receptus of the New Testament. Also, the Masoretic Text is based on the majority of manuscripts.  Finally, it reflects the Traditional Text used.  Most importantly this is where the authorized King James Bible comes from.  For that reason it can be trusted.  Seems like people needs to put more faith in the Word of God.

 Six generations the ben Asher family reproduced the Masoretic Text.  Moses ben Asher produced a text in 895 AD known as Codex Cairensis.  It contained the writings of the Prophets.  Codex Leningradensis dates to 1008 AD. It was based on the work of Aaron ben Moses ben Asher. The son was Moses ben Asher. Finally, this codex is the oldest manuscript containing the complete Bible. 

The Standard Hebrew

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Generally scholarship agrees that the Masoretic Text became the standard.  It authorized Hebrew text around 100 AD.  It was in connection with the completion of the New Testament.  The Masoretic Text existed prior to the writings of the New Testament.  Finally, these were actually the words Jesus spoke when He read the scriptures.  Therefore if we believe in anything it should be the words Jesus spoke.

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The Bible and Science Reality

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Bible and Science

The Bible and Science Reality

The Bible is not a science textbook, so to speak, but it is 100% accurate when it makes a scientific statement.  Understanding this will help you in defending the Bible when you encounter scientific questions.  The King James Bible is 100% accurate every time it makes a scientific statement, or any kind of statement for that matter.

Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Science falsely so called – they are calling it science but that is not what it is.  The Bible contains scores of scientific statements.  The word ‘science’ here comes from the same word as the word ‘knowledge.’  From ‘oppositions’ we get the English word antithesis, an opposite argument, and a rebuttal of some sort.  

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Carbon Dating

For instance, a few years ago they tested a live shellfish with carbon 14 testing and it dated 3,000 years old.  Obviously, this was a lie.  You know there is no such thing as a 3,000 year old shellfish.  That shows the fallacy of carbon 14 dating.  6 – Carbon Dating might be wrong by 10,000 years.

Paleontology is the study of cave men, evolution, and dinosaurs.  For your information, dinosaurs are real – Job saw them – and they are contemporary with mankind (or were until they became extinct).  

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Dinosaurs     

What is the Biblical answer to how dinosaurs died out?  A reptile will continue to grow as long as it lives.  It is just a characteristic of reptiles.  That is why there are snakes that are 40 and 50 feet long.  Tortoises can weigh 500 and 600 pounds, and are 400 -500 years old. 

If you took a common fence lizard, living in the ideal environment as before the flood when men lived 900 years, it would become a tyrannosaurus rex or brontosaurus or some other type of dinosaur because of its life span.  After the flood the life span was changed for all creatures.  Now they die out too early to grow to those kind of sizes.  It is not because they mammals came on the scene and ate all the eggs of the dinosaurs.  If that were true there would be no more crocodiles or anything else.  All of the eggs would be gone. 

Science Facts

Fossilized amber that contained oxygen bubbles were tested that existed pre flood and it contained 50% more oxygen than what we have today.  The earth pre flood was a perfect environment where animals could grow much larger, and live much longer than they do now.  It is believed that the reduction of oxygen in the atmosphere after the flood could have taken out the dinosaurs. 

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There has been a multitude of scientific theories disproved. 

It was scientifically accepted 500 years ago that the earth was flat.  We know today that the earth is round.  The Bible knew it was round before mankind did.  Isa 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,

Heaven Cannot Be Measured

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The implication is that the heavens cannot be measured.  If it could then he would be through with the nation of Israel.  Now that was written before 600 BC.  God wrote in His Book by implication that you cannot measure the universe.  That implies, anything that is a constant can be measured because it is expanding.  16 – In 1925 science finally caught up with the Bible in the form of an astronomer by the name of EP Hubble, who put forth the expanding universe theory.  The Bible says that God spreads out the heavens: 17 – Job 9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

So the universe is huge; whether it is 16 light years or 10 billion does not make any difference.

Milky Way

Now here is the Milky Way Galaxy.  Think about an area just the size of the big dipper.  21 – In an area the size of the big dipper they say there are 2,500 galaxies.  22 – If that is the case and there 100 billion stars in just one galaxy, you are talking 250 trillion stars in that one little piece of the sky.  Is that not what it says?  He says they cannot be numbered.  You cannot number the stars.  I’d say the heavens declare the glory of God, wouldn’t you?  I mean just thousands of galaxies and billions and trillions of stars.  So, the very number of stars shows the glory of God and shows His might and power. 

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Isa 40:12 who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?  

Endless Stars

What we are talking about here, who knows, are trillions and trillions and God has got a name for every one of them.  He must have some kind of vocabulary.  Now there are about a hundred names of stars that are still around from ancient times.  The Bible names several of them but most of the names of stars are modern names.  Talk about having a reason to worship somebody.  Not one faileth – not one of them is missing. 

  Astronomy is gradually catching up with the Bible and seeing the truth of these things.  Psa 147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.  Psa 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.  The heavens declare the glory of God.  He says you are excellent, you set your glory above the heavens.  Psa 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Recognizing Creation

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 That is a good question.  Sometimes when we are travelling we have to drive at night, and my wife and I will split driving.  Sometimes when she drives I’ll just lean my head over against the window on a clear night and look at the stars.  Man, it just never ceases to amaze me.  What are we?  We are just a puny dot of corruption in the backside of the universe somewhere.  How many stars are there?  There are more than we can count.

 Another area of scientific study with the astronomers is whether or not stars emit sound?  Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?  I know we take that verse figuratively.  

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Cancer Exposed!

Disease

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Justice

Does cancer do any justice to the one that has it?  Cancer is a topic of much controversy in the biblical field.  There are so many questions.  Most importantly, to have a thorough understanding of this topic we need to understand the history, the causes, and the cure.  Yes, I said cure.  The Bible, or should I say “God” does not lie.  First of all, he has never told a lie and we can “believe” that.  Finally, the Bible has the “answer” to any question.

I realize there are people going to say this author must be another one of them “nuts” that are cultish in thought and practice.  Well, people can call me whatever they wish, this nut is screwed on the right bolt. Why?  Because I am going to share with you what God says and not what Buddy thinks.  That is the only thing that matters anyway. 

First, what is Cancer?  Cancer is a disease.  It is a disease that tries to destroy the flesh.  It was first given to the Egyptians because of sin.  Exodus 15:26 says, “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians”

Why does a person get cancer

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Does that mean there is sin in someone’s life that has cancer?  No, it does not.  The reason that person has cancer in their life might not be because of them at all.  Should we have biblical compassion on them that do have cancer? 

The answer is yes.  Should we have a doom and gloom attitude because of it, the answer is no.  Why?  Because God is in control of everything on this earth which we will go into a little deeper as we go along.  We will also explain this “sin” factor.

The ancient or biblical name for cancer is “leprosy” which also is destruction of the flesh.  Leprosy is mentioned 40 times in the bible.  Now, many may not believe this, but it is according to the bible, God said it so that is why I believe it.  There is a cure, and the cure is from our Lord.

Technology

Think about it.  Man can fly to Mars with all his technological advances but has not cured cancer. If they had many people would be unemployed.  Divine intervention is a cure.  Also, iF God decides to cure, you will be better off, if He decides you need to come to heaven you will still be better off.  Do you believe God?  Many centuries ago, around 1,500 B.C. ancient Egyptians used a process of catherization or “fire drill” to treat leprosy. 

 The first person thought to have cancer was a 3,200-year-old skeleton of a man 25 to 30years old, around the year 1,200 B.C.   

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Most importantly, did you know that God allows trials in your life from up to four generations prior?  He did in times past so why would He not today.  Exodus 34:7, “Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”   There you have it.  God said it, I didn’t. 

You may never know why you have cancer until you meet the Lord.  Then everything will be explained.  Besides, the thing is, it may or may not be your fault.  All we can do is trust the Lord.  It may be for someone else’s faith benefit.  That brings up another issue.  Are generational curses passed on?  Not curses, but consequences.  There is atonement to all.  

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Doctrine

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Doctrine

Doctrine is critical

Many times I have heard leaders of a church mention that doctrine is no big issue therefore they never teach doctrine.  A Sunday School class mentioned one time that it didn’t matter about doctrine.

We would like to set the record straight.  It is ALL about doctrine. It is critical for the church to be taught doctrine and the correct doctrine.  There is only one doctrine in reality and it is “the Lord’s Doctrine.”  If anything does not agree with the Lord’s doctrine, what God communicated to mankind through His word, you have nothing.  

Here is where all the problems begin.  You cannot understand doctrine unless you are in the right scripture.  Someone may say, Buddy, there are 55 translations out there, which one do I know is the correct one?  That in itself explains all the confusion in the modern day church.  People setting in church with 2 or 3 different versions,  people are going to receive the wrong information. 

I challenge you to study the complete background of biblical text, where it came from, and when it became corrupted.  There is a historical background where all biblical text came from.  We will attempt to share with you the condensed history of this background and you can see for yourself through personal study how it all began.  We may be adding some more posts on this topic.  

Two lines of scripture

We have only two lines of scriptural reference in the world.  It is not 55 translations, but only two lines of text.  There is the text from the Antioch line, and then there is the text from the Egyptian line.  I’m attempting to share this with you in plain simplified English because I don’t  know about you, but I like things simple.  Keep it simple SAM! lol. 

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Anyone that does not believe there is an authority better back up and re-think things.  There has to be an authority somewhere, so where is it?  One thing you can be certain about, is that God does not lie and cannot lie.  The Bible tells us this.  He has never lied therefore I believe what He says.

 Here is another quick mention and then I’ll explain why.  ALL modern day bibles have to come from somewhere so where do they come from? They come from the Authorized King James Bible.  Now all the naysayers will say, oh no, that’s not correct it began earlier than that from the originals in the Greek and Hebrew.  Only part of your answer is correct.  Yes on the Greek and Hebrew but no on the originals because there is no such thing as the “originals.” Why, because they never existed in the first place.  

To make a very long and complicated lesson shorter, ALL corrupt versions came from the Alexandrian line of text out of Egypt, more precisely Alexandria Egypt, where the world’s  largest library was at one time.  I’m talking “before” the 1611 Authorized King James Version.  

Antioch line of text

Then you have the Antioch text line which spawned the Massoretic text which was the very text that Jesus and the apostles read from.  This line of text was taken from Egypt’s master library by some so called “scholars” and corrupted.  This corruption is still involved with the majority of modern day churches because the text has been “added too” and “taken away” from by these brilliant scholars.  Did you know the corruptions you see today started in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Open bible

The Authorized King James Bible has not been corrupted. We even hear it is full of mistakes.  It is mistake free.  The only changes in it are a few grammatical changes to make it better understood, but the context of scripture has not been tampered with.  It is the Inspired and Preserved Word of God.  You can believe it.  Here is another problem.  People these days will believe a lie before they will the truth.  They believe a batman comic book before they believe the Word of God.

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Any questions or comments you may have for Bible Buddy, please let me know in the comment section.  If we don’t have the answer we will find the answer.  Our purpose is to help you any way we can.  Bible Buddy has over 20 years of teaching experience along with different approaches for the soul- winning experience.  We have seen literally thousands give their life to Christ.  We also offer thousands of products and gifts from “The Jerusalem Gift Shop.”  There can be a one day delivery for any item.  These products come directly from Jerusalem and the town of Bethlehem.  Click to visit the store HERE Thanks and we wish you well!  Please watch the video episodes of “What is the big deal with the KJV”, and the video on custom ministry website below.

 

 

 

 

Peace

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Peace

Inner Peace

Do you search inner peace?  There is a peace that can be found.  Besides, the only true inner eternal peace is through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Above all, now before you cut me off or leave the page please here me out.

A question comes to mind in any situation, especially when we are very troubled or a possible life and death situation.  Can God really do what He says He can do in the bible?  There truly is a peace that passes all understanding.  It starts with faith.  Do we believe?  Finally, do you believe what God has shared with us in His precious Word of Truth?

It is actually something that you can bring about yourself through meditating on the Word of God.  Start by making you a list of all the “peace verses” in the bible and then taking the time to study them.  Above all, did you know the answer for any problem in the world is in the bible?  Isn’t that good news?

Most importantly, if you truly have a desire for lasting peace you will search out the scriptures.  Remember, Satan is the author of confusion.  Above all, the Lord is of peace.  It should not be difficult to make the right decision.  If you are “born again” which you can find on the “Salvation” page, you will gain eternal peace in a glorified body.  Therefore, no more sickness, no more pain, no more death!  

Fishing For Something

Fishing for something is a good biblical metaphore.  We are all fishing for something.  We are fishing for more money, better homes, better jobs, some type of education, satisfaction or peace.  And the majority of the time we are fishing for something that satisfies “self”.  Jesus used “fishing” several times in the scriptures to bring about a lesson.  He even had apostles that were fisherman.  He used the analogy on how we could fish for men in the way of salvation.

Have you ever taken the time, sit down, and ask yourself what are you fishing for?  The answer to that question can change your life.  Some people achieve greater satisfaction in helping others before they help themselves.  In this materialistic world we live in that sometimes can be difficult.  Why?  We have a natural desire to want something quick and easy.  First we have a desire for fast and then it must be easy.  

Many times, so called “Christians” do not even realize that fulfilling God’s will along with fulfilling their own will lies in their own hands.  We ourselves can control not only our purpose in life but our total satisfaction with life.  And the very simple and unarguably answer to that is Christ our Lord.  Put ALL your faith and trust in Him and allow Him to be the guide in your life.

Did you know that any question or concern that you may have in this life, the answer can be found in God’s Holy Word.  But here is the kicker!  We have to study it before it can do us any  good.  Why?  Because it does not run and jump in our laps.  It actually takes a little effort on your part.

Fishing for the Holy Things

Are you fishing for things that are Holy or are you fishing for things of the world?  If you have a desire to improve ANY situation in your life follow the Holy things of a Holy God.  Does that mean you are then perfect?  Absolutely NOT!  The Bible says we ALL fall short of the glory of God.  As long as we are in these natural bodies we will fall short.  But we are to strive to be Holy as God is Holy.  

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Fishing for men is similar to fishing for fish.  You have to lure them with the Word of God.  

Any questions or comments you may have for Bible Buddy, please let me know in the comment section.  Most importantly if we don’t have the answer we will find the answer.  Our purpose is to help you any way we can.  Bible Buddy has over 20 years of teaching experience along with different approaches for the soul- winning experience.  Certainly, we have seen literally thousands give their life to Christ.  Also, we offer thousands of products and gifts from “The Jerusalem Gift Shop.”  There can be a one day delivery for any item.  These products come directly from Jerusalem and the town of Bethlehem.  Click to visit the store HERE Thanks and we wish you well!  Please check out the video episodes titled “What is the big deal about the KJV”, and the custom ministry website below. 

 

 

 

Categories God

Demonic Deliverance

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Evil

Demonic

Demonic deliverance is a subject we can accept as truth in the age we live because Satan knows his time is short on this earth, and anyone can be delivered from a demonic presence.  First of all, are demons real?  They were real when Jesus walked the earth, so why would they not be real today?

Satan is the “Prince of the power of the air” according to the bible.  His accompanying angels that fell from heaven with him are very real.  Satan is constantly trying to discourage you and tear you down.  I’ve got good news.  If you are a “born again” christian you have all the power within you to stop him in his tracks.  

The Devil

There is one thing for certain. God wins and the devil loses.  The Holy Spirit comes and abides in you when you become saved therefore you have a power greater than Satan, the power of God.  When you pray in the name of “our Lord” Satan has to leave the premises.

Besides, we do not live in a “make believe” science fiction world.  God, through His Word, has already informed us of these demons.  Do we believe God?  If we believe Him for salvation then we must believe Him when He shares the Word with us.  

I urge you today, take care of yourself and your family with good health along with good spiritual health.  Many people don’t realize your spiritual health is more important.  God knows when a sparrow falls from a tree.  Will He not know more about you?  Walk in the light of God’s precious Holy Word with obedience and allow God to be God.  That is your eternal future. 

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Fishing for men is similar to fishing for fish.  You have to lure them with the Word of God.

Any questions or comments you may have for Bible Buddy, please let me know in the comment section.  Finally, if we don’t have the answer we will find the answer.  Our purpose is to help you any way we can.  Bible Buddy has over 20 years of teaching experience along with different approaches for the soul- winning experience.  We have seen literally thousands give their life to Christ.  We also offer thousands of products and gifts from “The Jerusalem Gift Shop.”  There can be a one day delivery for any item.  These products come directly from Jerusalem and the town of Bethlehem.  Click to visit the store HERE Thanks and we wish you well!  Please check out the video episodes of “What is the big deal about the KJV”, and the custom ministry website below,

 

 

Repentance Bible

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Repentance

Being Sorry

This Repentance Bible post is an explanation of how people really act and behave in the real world.  

First of all,  you need to understand what salvation is before you get into the repentance part so read my post on “Salvation.”  It explains salvation in a very easy to understand way.  

You can repent without believing but you can’t believe without repenting.  Repenting in the Greek is “metanoia” or “change of mind.”  You change your mind toward believing God.  

A change of thinking, which means a person realizes it is their sin which separates them from God, then realizes that Jesus Christ is the only provision for the payment of that sin.  This is true repentance toward God for salvation. 

The words I'm sorry

You can also repent after you’re saved when you have done a wrong.  According to the Hebrew we are to “turn away from our sin.”  There is no need in repenting unless there is a “turning away” from your sin.  Can God bless a person that will not turn from their sin?  Absolutely not!

The whole idea of repenting is to draw closer to God.  More importantly, how could we expect results without repenting?  Just do a turn around and draw closer to God.

Bible Buddy

Fishing for men is similar to fishing for fish.  You have to lure them with the Word of God.

Any questions or comments you may have for Bible Buddy, please let me know in the comment section.  Finally, if we don’t have the answer we will find the answer.  Our purpose is to help you any way we can.  Bible Buddy has over 20 years of teaching experience along with different approaches for the soul- winning experience.  We have seen literally thousands give their life to Christ.  We also offer thousands of products and gifts from “The Jerusalem Gift Shop.”  There can be a one day delivery for any item.  These products come directly from Jerusalem and the town of Bethlehem.  Click to visit the store HERE!  Thanks and we wish you well!  Please check out the video episodes of “What is the big deal with the KJV”, and the custom ministry website below.