Sunday, October 31, 2010

Verse of the Day - Revelation 2:22

Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Verse of the Day - Micah 7:20

Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Video Review: "King James Only?...The Final Word" Part 5 Finale

  • 21:21 - Now the woman begins a diatribe about what God is and is not interested in; and she concludes that God is not interested in doctrine.  This comment really shows the stupidity of the entire video.  Clearly the woman never read Romans 16:17; how can we mark them and avoid them which cause divisions contrary to doctrine if doctrine doesn't matter?  Why would Paul keep Timothy in Ephesus so he could make sure that they teach no other doctrine (1 Tim 1:3) if doctrine doesn't matter?  Has she not read 2 John 1:9-10?  If doctrine doesn't matter why does the Lord hold it against the church at Pergamos for holding the doctrine of Balaam and the doctrine of the Nicolaitans if doctrine doesn't matter?  But never mind the scriptures, doctrine doesn't matter.
  • 21:50 - Here she begins a common but clearly naive and ignorant view that the differences (she admits there are differences, probably without realizing it) between the KJB and the modern versions aren't so great that we can't understand the basics.  One has to be able to see the humanism and apostate scholarship thinking all over that comment: the basics?  What are the basics of Christianity?  Who decides what the basics are?  By saying the basics is she admitting that the non-basics have been removed?
  • 25:10 - This is one of the most unbelievable tactics you can pull; because the Mormons use the KJB (I use the word use very loosely) that KJV Onlyists are to be compared to that cult.  Wow. This would be shocking if I hadn't heard this from a Baptist pastor who hinted at this same thing in a blog post.  She goes on to say that some girl she knew that used to be a mormon got saved after she disobeyed rules and read another version bible in Galatians 1:1-9 and converted to "true" Christianity.  Problem: isn't Galatians 1:1-9 in the KJB? Uh...yeah.  So if this girl, if she even exists, had read that passage in the KJB and believed it would not the same result have been possible?
  • 30:40 - King James Onlyists are Pharisees.  I'm not even going to touch this one.

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Verse of the Day - Psalm 16:1

Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Verse of the Day - Job 32:8

But there is a spirit in a man: and the inspiration of the almighty giveth him understanding.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Verse of the Day - Revelation 22:19

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.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Prayer Request and Interesting Finding

First I would ask for prayers.  Recently my mother in law, who is a Roman Catholic, approached my wife, who is a former Roman Catholic, about having a conversation with me about why we only use the King James Bible.  The topic came about because she noticed that the KJB was not on the list of approved translations on whatever Catholic website she was viewing.  Nevertheless, their conversation progressed past that issue and onto general Baptist doctrine and why we only follow the Bible.  So I think the conversation may be much more than a quick exposition of why the KJB.  It is also good to know that my mother in-law is not a "no salvation outside the Church", pre-Vatican II Catholic.  She described herself as "Catholic by convenience."  So I feel that there is a real opportunity to start working on her and start to turn her toward the simplicity that is in Christ and away from the system of Popery since lots of the presuppositions of Catholicism do not exist in her mind.  So, please say a quick prayer when you have time and think about it that the Holy Ghost would guide our conversation and especially my words.

Interestingly enough, I was doing some scripture comparison between the KJB and the New Jerusalem Bible, which my mother in-law uses, in preparation for our conversation.  And as I searched some Catholic websites I came across a very ironic issue amongst Catholics: Douay-Rheims Onlyism.  That's right, no joking: Douay-Rheims Onlyism.  I am familiar with the major split amongst the pre and post-Vatican II Catholics, but I had no idea that there was this issue as well; which must be divided amongst those same lines.  Isn't that ironic?  I guess I will wait for James White's sequel to The King James Only Controversy; The Douay-Rheims Only Controversy! ;)

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Is It A Sin To Use A New Version

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Verse of the Day - Proverbs 30:6

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Verse of the Day - Deuteronomy 4:2

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.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Verse of the Day - Galatians 6:10

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Verse of the Day - Acts 4:13

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Verse of the Day - 1 John 3:2

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Verse of the Day - 2 Chronicles 32:8

With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles.  And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Verse of the Day - Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just A Little History

We often forget our heritage, both in the United States and as Baptists.  But here is a quote from Thomas Jefferson (taken from Story of the Baptists); just notice how close America was to becoming a protestant theocracy, either at the state level or the federal level.

"There was a hope confidentially cherished, about A.D. 1780, that there might be a State church throughout the United States, and this expectation was specially cherished by Episcopalians and Congregationalists.  John Adams believed in leaving the matter to the States, each State having its own establishment.  This design it was the work of the Baptists to frustrate.  They did not want the Constitution of the United States, nor of any State, to be made a religious creed, but they were determined to have religious liberty for themselves and all the world."

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Verse of the Day - Colossians 2:15

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

A Sobering Quote

Here is a quote from a friend that should be a dash of cold water across the face of every Christian, not just elders and teachers.  Let's make sure the doctrine we are teaching and espousing is biblical truth, not just good morals or denominational legalism.

"There will come the time when Christian preachers and teachers will stand before the judgment seat of Christ to find out some of the teaching they held on to was nothing more than an opinion from man or some denomination."

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Verse of the Day - Genesis 14:18

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Interesting Quote

Normally we don't do politics on this blog but I came across an interesting quote from Rush Limbaugh via Twitter and it reminded me of a verse.  Here are the quote and verse; see what you think.

"Only Democrats care about the little guy -- unless you're unborn in the womb, in which case, you're on your own." -Rush

Amos 1:13Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:

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Revelation 17 with Visual

1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither ; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication , and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written , MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel ? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was , and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder , whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was , and is not, and yet is . 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth . 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen , and one is , and the other is not yet come ; and when he cometh , he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was , and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. 15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest , where the whore sitteth , are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree , and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled . 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. 

 

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Verse of the Day - Malachi 4:6

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Verse of the Day - Daniel 1:8

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wolves in Sheeps Clothing...literally!

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Verse of the Day - 1 Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Verse of the Day - Exodus 20:2

I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Verse of the Day - Malachi 3:6

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Verse of the Day - Hebrews 10:25

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.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Verse of the Day - Leviticus 19:28

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Prayer And Fasting or Just Prayer?

Prayer and fasting should be a regular part of the Christians life; or should it be?  You may not know about it if you have the Non Inspired Version.

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Lies in the Bible

Are there lies in the bible?  Yes: the Bible records lies told by men.  Some of these lies are not only found in the text, but in the preface.  Here is a picture of an RSV that I found in my local public library; pay attention to the first paragraph.  Here are a few questions to think about:

  • Who authorized the revision of the ASV?  Better yet, who authorized the ASV itself?  Even better, who authorized the revision of the Authorized Bible?  A king?  The Body of Christ? Or Romans 1:22 scholars?
  • Why has the ASV been revised so many times? ASV has been revised by the RSV which was revised by the NRSV (which also comes with a Catholic Edition).  The ASV has also been revised by the NASV.  The ESV is a revision of the RSV which is a revision of the ASV.  Confused?  So am I.

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Verese of the Day - 2 John 7

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.  This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Verse of the Day - Ezra 10:1

Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Video Review: "King James Only?...The Final Word" Part 4

  • 10:55 - Here the woman uses 1 Corinthians 14:6-9 as her text.  This is a key text on the use of tongues.  But once again we see her twisting the scriptures to push her anti-KJV position.  Her point is that speaking in an unknown tongue (or using the KJV) is useless if a person cannot understand it.  Therefore, a person should speak in a known (modern versions) language.  First of all, this pure assumption that a modern Christian cannot understand the KJV.  How does she know that?  Is she trying to limit the Holy Ghost?  We won't even get into the grade-level reading studies here.  Secondly, speaking in an unknown tongue is vastly different that what she is trying to compare here.  The King James Bible is not in a foreign language or tongue, it is in English.  I also notice here she doesn't reference verse 8 in this same passage.  Maybe she overlooked it...on purpose since it nails the bible version issue perfectly.  We all know the versions don't say the same thing.  Therefore, how can Christians be properly prepared for the battle if our trumpet sound is uncertain?  Are we supposed to confess our sin or our faults (James 5:16)?  Is it good for a man not to touch a woman or not to marry (1 Cor 7:1)?  Looks like the NIV is the one speaking another language, the language of the Pope.
  • 13:40 - The woman continues to babel (pun) about the KJB being hard to and understand and the archaic words.  If she had studied this issue closely she would have known that some of the language in the King James was outdated when it was originally printed in 1611.  So why wasn't all of England and the English speaking world clamoring for a new version in 1612?  It is also interesting that she specifically used the phrase hard to understand. 2 Peter 3:16, speaking of Paul's epistles, says, "As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which some things are hard to be understood..."  According to Peter, there are some things written by Paul that were hard for even him to understand; are we vain enough to think we can just skim the Bible and all these things stick out like a sore thumb?  2 Timothy 2:15 commands us to study (a command erased form this verse in the modern versions).  A quick cross reference of this word with Ecclesiastes 12:12 and we learn that much study is a weariness of the flesh.  Studying the scriptures should be work, not like reading the Wall Street Journal.
  • 15:30 - Here begins with a speech on Acts 2 and the Day of Pentecost.  She tries the same trick as she did with Paul's passage from 1 Corinthians about speaking in tongues: people should hear in their own language.  Again, same answer as last time to this stupid argument:  The King James is written in English, the native language of America.  What does she want, a dumbed down bible with street slang?  Why not buy a Webster's 1828 or learn to cross reference the King James?  Is that too much work for lazy laodicean Christians?
  • 20:24 - Here the woman begins quoting John 14:21 in a feeble attempt to prove that the only thing that matters is following the commandments of God and as long as we do that nothing else matters so we shouldn't be arguing over bible versions.  But she fails to answer a very important question: where do we find these commandments?  She, again without context, doesn't continue down to v. 23 in this passage where Jesus says, "If a man love me, he will keep my words:"  Therefore if you don't have all of the words, such as the 64,000 missing from her NIV, you cannot keep all of his commandments.
  • 21:10 - More irony!  Here she quotes Matthew 11:25 - At that time Jesus answered and said , I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.  Oh what irony.  Who are the wise and the prudent, or at least the ones that claim to be (Romans 1:22)?  The scholars; James White. Metzger, Ankerberg etc.  Us little "uniformed" lay people weren't the ones asking for a new version.  It's only the wise scholars that think they know better than the KJB.  Too funny.

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Contemporary "Christian" Music

I was listening or watching a video recently (I cannot remember which) about the dangers of contemporary "Christian" music.  One of the things that really caught my attention was the video mentioned that lots of this new age music does not mention Jesus by name; but uses rather generic terms like "The One" and "You."  You might find this interesting as well.  Below are two songs for comparison; both titled I Will Praise Him.  As you can guess, one will be the old hymn of the the faith and the other the new age contemporary version.


I Will Praise Him (Hymn)

When I saw the cleansing fountain
Open wide for all my sin,
I obeyed the Spirit’s wooing,
When He said, “Wilt thou be clean?”
Refrain
I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
Give Him glory, all ye people,
For His blood can wash away each stain.
Though the way seems straight and narrow,
All I claimed was swept away;
My ambitions, plans and wishes,
At my feet in ashes lay.
Refrain
Then God’s fire upon the altar
Of my heart was set aflame;
I shall never cease to praise Him
Glory, glory to His Name!
Refrain
Bless├Ęd be the Name of Jesus!
I’m so glad He took me in;
He’s forgiven my transgressions,
He has cleansed my heart from sin.
Refrain
Glory, glory to the Father!
Glory, glory to the Son!
Glory, glory to the Spirit!
Glory to the Three in One!

I Will Praise Him (New Age)
Since the day You called me,
I've been running like a girl that's overcome-
And I know You saw me
whip my head around when I heard You say-
"Come away with me and I am
gonna show you
a thing or two
About Love"-

And I know You're with me,
'cause I see Your hand around me all the time-
And I know you hear me,
cause You whisper words that let me know You're mine-
And now I'll never be
Alone without You and
I just want You
To know-
That I'm so in love.

{chorus}
So I will praise You in the morning, I will praise You in the day
I will praise You in the evening, I will praise
And I will praise You in the morning, I will praise You in the day
I will praise You in the evening, I will praise

And I'll be
Stealing away,
Stealing away-
...Hide me in Your
secret place
Feel Your feathers soft
upon my face...
Stealing away,
Stealing away-
Hide me in Your
secret chamber, I
Feel Your breath, I
feel Your finger
Wipe a tear from off my face
Put a smile back on my face-
-only You and I alone here in this place
and, I will praise...
You.

It's the way You cause my
Little heart to beat a million miles per-
And I nearly lost my mind
When I heard You say,
"Father, I want her"-
And now I'll never be
Alone without you, and
I just want you
To know-
That I am so in love

{chorus}
So I will praise You in the morning, I will praise You in the day
I will praise You in the evening, I will praise
And I will praise You in the morning, I will praise You in the day
I will praise You in the evening, I will praise

And now I'm
Sailing away,
Sailing away, ah,
Looking in under the veil and I never thought that
I would see
the Glory of Your face...
And now I'm
Sailing away,
Sailing away, ah,-
Who would have thought it would be
A sacrifice of praise
that brings me to this place,
and,
I will praise...

When I wake up in the morning, I
am gonna glorify Your name.
When I get into the shower, I
am gonna glorify your name.
When I do the ordinary things-
I am gonna glorify Your name,
If I dine with emperors and kings-
I am gonna glorify Your name...

I will praise Your Name...
Glorify Your Name...
I will praise You,
I will praise You, I will
Glorify
Your Name-...
I'm gonna glorify
Your Name.

{chorus}
And I will praise You in the morning, I will praise You in the day
I will praise You in the evening, I will praise
And I will praise You in the morning, I will praise You in the day
I will praise You in the evening, I will praise

And I'll be
Stealing away,
Stealing away-
...Hide me in Your
secret place
Feel Your feathers soft
upon my face...
Stealing away,
Stealing away-
Hide me in Your secret chamber, I
Feel Your breath, I feel Your finger
Wipe a tear from off my face
Put a smile back on my face-
-only You and I alone here in this place
and, I will praise...
You.


Now that you've seen both, do you think that is as weird as I do?  Not one time in that entire song is the Lord mentioned by name.  Who is "You"?  Does anything else standout to you about some of the lyrics besides that?

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Verse of the Day - Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Beware "Christian" Bookstores

What's wrong with Christian bookstores these days?  Well first and foremost, there is more heresy and blasphemy in them than in your local First Church of Satan.  There are so many things moving into the church these days, which was begun by watered down music and bible perversions, and one of the more popular ones coming through the emergent church is ancient mysticism in the form of Loyola's labyrinth and contemplative prayer.  Don't believe me?  Check out this book that can be found in my local "Christian" bookstore.

Heresy in the Bookstore

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Verse of the Day - Psalm 107:1

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Verse of the Day - Isaiah 4:2

In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Verse of the Day - Amos 5:18

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Verse of the Day - Mark 8:33

But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Verse of the Day - John 16:2

They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.

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