I am writing this, because I find myself in this position, of searching for a new church. But it became very apparent to me, by the Lords Holy Spirit that “everyone” should ask this question.
Maybe you find yourself searching for another church, or you may even be in a church, but you need to know what God thinks first, even if you are not that educated in matters of the Bible. But you want to go somewhere, where the word of God is taught, according to Gods standards. Not mans. But Gods standards. And His standards are always in excellence.
And because I have seen Pastors who do not know this, sadly, it becomes very apparent, it is the blind leading the blind.
LET THEM ALONE: THEY BE BLIND LEADERS OF THE BLIND. AND IF THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, BOTH SHALL FALL INTO A DITCH. Matthew 15:14. KJB.
I don’t want you to fall into a ditch. I know more then anything God does not want His people to fall into a ditch. But we have to know there is a devil. There is one who deceives. And this devil, comes to kill, steal, and destroy. And if he could deceive where else would he deceive but by changing the Holy word of God into a lie? He wants to stop you from receiving a Holy and anointed word. The devil wants to stop your growth. He wants to stop truth from coming forward. To set the captive free. He wants people in bondage. He does not want you to see the power of who Jesus Christ is, and that He and only He went to the cross to die for your sins and mine, and that the resurrection proves it. He wants you to fail. He wants you to think that all Bibles are the same, and that you just trust the pastor who is teaching it.
God wants you to know who He is, and that there is none else. He tells us this, in a King James Bible.
REMEMBER THE FORMER THINGS OF OLD: FOR I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NONE ELSE; I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NONE LIKE ME. Isaiah 46:9. KJB.
Even here he is telling you that the old way, the old Bible, the King James Bible….that has been preserved for 400 years is the last set of transcripts, that has His Holy word. That He has made His truth and commandments to be obeyed. It is not a version. It is the original.
He wants you to know…That He is love, and that He loves you. He is not a God of hate but of love. But He does hate evil. He wants you to know His power, that anything you face, can be dealt with but He is a gentleman, He will not force you, but He wants you to see with Love, who He is. He wants you to seek Him with all your heart soul, and might, but if there is interference, you will not be able to find Him. He wants you to see truth and obey. And this is the warning….
For God wants you to study yourself, He wants you to know what He says, not just man. Not just what comes from the pulpit….
STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH. II Timothy 2:15. KJB.
But because we are called to gather, together, and be in unity, in the body of Christ. We need to know what to ask as we search for a church.
NOT FORSAKING THE ASSEMBLING OF OURSELVES TOGETHER, AS THE MANNER OF SOME IS; BUT EXHORTING ONE ANOTHER: AND SO MUCH THE MORE AS YE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING. Hebrews 10:25 KJB.
You want to go somewhere, where Christ would approve. We know Christ will return. This has been told over, and over again to us. As a warning, we need to get right with God, by Jesus Christ. We are to work out our salvation, with fear and trembling, of God….Knowing, yes that salvation could be lost.
We are daily learning, I myself, learn from the Holy Spirit every day, something, that God may bring to my attention. But it does require for us to study. It requires prayer. Christ told us, we err, not knowing the scriptures.
JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM, YE DO ERR, NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES, NOR THE POWER OF GOD. Matthew 22:29. KJB.
So as you go searching for a church, or even sitting to listen to a Pastor, you need to know this. You need to know what God says.
My heart aches for those who do not know this, and so I can only surmise, what God feels as well, for we are His sheep. He knows who is His. And He knows, who are wolves in sheeps clothing.
And He knows, what the power of an anointed Holy word can do. And He knows, and sees how man, publishers, have corrupted, His holy word, and changed it. He sees, how it has been added to, deleted, changed, revised, and turned that which is Holy into trash.
And He sees, with an ache in His heart, how His people, when they need a Holy word, are deceived. And they go to a word, that man has corrupted, which is part truth, and part lie, and is no longer holy, and they seek a word, and that word, has no power, no authority, from the Kingdom of Heaven, and it makes it null and void.
And He sees, with anger, those who do not listen to this truth, and may not say anything right now. But He reserves a time, for judgement, when the Holy books will be opened, and He will judge. He will judge those who could see through out His holy word, that the warning was there, do not change, do not add, do nothing with His Holy word.
But these are the children of disobedience. And He will say, I never knew you. There are many reasons, why He may say this, but this is one, I believe that is on the top of His list.
AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY. Matthew 7:23. KJB.
And if you do not know this, you can see yourself, with your heart, and repent. And change your Bible to a King James Bible.
You see, its not my job to convince you, but to speak the truth to you. If that convinces you, and you see this truth, and repent, and pick up and use a King James Bible, then you are convicted by the Holy Spirit.
I have myself come to realize this truth, because I am that passionate about obeying God in this matter, that He uses me. But I don’t have to frustrate myself, or argue with those, who do not see this. This is between you and God. The battle is His. I just fight a good fight of faith, and this is what I use to obtain that faith. I have warned you. I have warned you in love, and truth. His truth, His words, not mine. But it is up to you.
There are so many scriptures, here and there, that warn us don’t mess with His Holy word. (Proverbs 30:5-6, is just one) EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE: HE IS A SHIELD UNTO THEM THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM. ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS, LEST HE REPROVE THEE, AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR. KJB.
Its a spiritual recipe, that God has preserved for over 400 years. And when people, publishers, pastors, use a word that is corrupted, it will not taste the same. It will not have the same affect. The holiness, has departed. A spirit of confusion comes in, and in this corruption, Gods truth is not heard.
You need to make sure, for your own salvation, that you do not make excuses in this, or believe lies from pastors, who defend other Bible versions. I have seen so much of it sadly, from prestigious pastors, of the world. And I have seen them deceive people. I have warned many, and many have ignored me. But many have listened, and obeyed God. It is a choice. But I will remain obedient to God, to speak this. It is my calling.
I have heard it all. And the excuses people make….From the words being archaic, to needing to comprehend, in plain language to just plain distortion of something that is Holy to justify it. Yet in II Peter 1:20 we are told its not up for private interpretation, and the Holy Spirit will give the understanding. (paraphrasing) Look it up yourself from a King James Bible.
And its all wrong, when anyone uses a bible that God has said “Thus saith the Lord. ” As a commandment…And it is changed. Its a matter of obedience, and love, to hear and know that anything else but the King James bible is nothing but a book of lies.
Why people would use something where there are actual words, and verses missing astounds me. But people do not know, and you, if you know, should tell others. This is not just a small problem but a major issue, that will affect souls. The body of Christ is in danger. And the times are changing. Christ will return, and what will He find? Souls will be lost…..
But here is just a small sample of words that are excluded, and verses. From the NIV.
Backbiting, bottomless pit, brimstone, Calvary, carnal, comforter, damnation, devils, effeminate, fornication Holy Ghost, immutable, infallible, JEHOVAH, lasciviousness, Lucifer, mercyseat, Messiah, omnipotent, regeneration, remission, sodomite, slothful, trucebreakers, unthankful, quickened, vanity, whoredom, winebibbers.
Here is just a few scriptures that are missing.
ACTS 8:37 AND PHILLIP SAID, IF YOU BELIEVEST WITH ALL THINE HEART, THOU MAYEST. AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID, I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD. KJB.
Feel free to look some of these up to prove your point, and I do not write all of them down, there is more….but they are gone from the NIV.
Matthew 17:21, Matthew 18:11, Matthew 23:14, Mark 7:16, Mark 9:44, Luke 23:17, John 5:4…..
So maybe now, I may convince you, but I hope you see how important this is. I hope you think and pray about this, because truthfully, when you know the truth, and you do not obey God, that is disobedience.
I have an anointing in this to write about it, and I know the spiritual warfare it brings when there is no obedience. I have seen it, I have heard stories of those who tampered with the word of God, and they have lost their voice. Or something has happened to them. I don’t curse, I am called to bless my enemies. But there is a curse in this. God is that serious about it.
FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK: AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK. Revelation 22:18-19. KJB.
Do I judge you? No that is not my job. But I am called to warn you. Do you see that your salvation, could be lost just in this scripture?
I hope I have warned you in His excellence. I have no other motive but to obey God, and to speak His truth in love. But I know He loves us, and will correct us. That is what He tells us. But if we love Him, we are not like those who corrupt the word.
FOR WE ARE NOT AS MANY, WHICH CORRUPT THE WORD OF GOD: BUT AS OF SINCERITY, BUT AS OF GOD, IN THE SIGHT OF GOD SPEAK WE IN CHRIST. II Corinthians 2:17. KJB.
So the question to ask, a pastor, as you search for a new church. Or to even present your pastor with…..Or even now to ask yourself….
With what you know now….This is the question to ask:
“WHAT BIBLE DO YOU PREACH AND STUDY FROM?”
For I understand, God and His Holy word, and the warnings not to change add, or delete His word.
YE SHALL NOT ADD UNTO THE WORD WHICH I COMMAND YOU, NEITHER SHALL YE DIMINISH OUGHT FROM IT, THAT YE MAY KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD WHICH I COMMAND YOU. Deuteronomy 4:2.
In Christ, and obedient, I share this with you, in His love, as His servant, for He is the Lord, Jesus Christ. The King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. There is no one else. And if you truly want to find your way, for your own life, you need to do it His way. (paraphrasing)
He is the way, the truth, and life.
John 14:6 KJB. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.