Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tips For Bible Study Part 1: Create A Custom

Real bible study is probably one of the most common things that we as Christians struggle with.  For various reasons Christians fail at this and never develop bible doctrine for their own lives and their families.  While the hope is that we are all part of bible believing, teaching, and preaching churches; it is still our job as individuals to have personal time in the word of God to grow our faith (Rom 10:17) and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:18).  So for this installment lets keep it simple.

Create a Custom

Luke 4:16 - And he 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.

The first part of having a successful bible study in the Lord is creating a custom.  Jesus had a custom of going in the synagogue on the sabbath day.  This means it was a routine or habit.  There are two basic parts of creating a custom for our personal bible time: a time and a place.

  • Time - Having a consistent time is more important to some than others, but it is still recommended nonetheless.  Although I know we are all busy with work and family and kids, we should always purpose to have a specific time to get into the scriptures.  If we do not, so often it becomes one of those things that we sincerely desire to do, but be fore we know it, it's 1 am and we haven't so much as read a single verse.  Obviously if you are single or without young children this is much easier.  If you do have young children I suggest still setting a time where the husband and wife can either do it together or alone.  It may be something where the wife has her time from 6-7pm every night and in that hour the husband is in charge of the kids, as an example, and vice versa.
  • Place - A place is also important.  Again, it should be consistent.  It should also be a place where you can have the necessary materials readily available.  It is also important that the place have all the atmosphere you need to study and/or read.  Personally, I cannot focus if it is dead quiet; I need noise to help me focus otherwise my mind begins to wander.  So I study in my basement office where I can turn the TV on for background noise or I turn on KNVBC on my computer.  Either way, quiet or noisy, get a consistent place with your desired atmosphere.


Verse of the Day - Isaiah 63:3

I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Verse(s) of the Day - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sola Scriptura!

Sola Scriptura!  So many protestant and Baptist groups proclaim this as one of their battle cry's.  Yet is that what they really mean?  Are Lutheran's lying when they say they hold to the 5 Sola's of the reformation and still baptize babies?  The problem and error of Sola Scriptura, 1/5 the protestant battle cry, is not the scripture, but of man's private interpretation or disobedience to the scriptures and not holding to them as a final authority.  This is how we have such heresies in non-Catholic "Christianity" such as Calvinism/Augustinism, Covenant Theology, Bible agnosticism, real presence, amillenialism, and tongue speaking.  This cartoon is what they really mean.


Sodom & Gomorrah


Verse of the Day - Psalm 80:1

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Verse of the Day - Revelation 1:8

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is , and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Verse of the Day - James 2:1

My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory, with respect of persons.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Verse of the Day - Nahum 2:3

The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Apostasy Is Rampant

2 Thess 2:3 - Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first...


Midnight Cry


Verse of the Day - Psalm 90:1

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

The King James Bible Song


Verse of the Day - 1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

AV 400th Anniversary Page

Here is another page commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Authorized Version.  It has good info and good links.  I hope you'll take a look when you have time.

AV 400


Verse of the Day - Psalm 72:1

Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The New King James Counterfeit

Ecclesiastes 1:9 says: The thing which hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Thomas Nelson must not have been aware of this verse when they selected a name.


Prophecy or Common Sense?

In 1857 J.C. Philpot said: "To alter the Authorized Version would unsettle the minds of thousands as to which bible was the word of God.  There would be two bibles spread throughout the land and what confusion that would create in almost every place.  If the new translation were once to begin, where would it end?  The Socinians would strike 'God' out of 1 Timothy 3:16 and strike out 1 John 5:7-8 as an interpolation..."

Little did Mr. Philpot know what he said in 1857 would be the truth in 2010.  There really are only two bibles: the Authorized Version and those based upon the corrupt critical text.  Has it caused confusion in the Body of Christ?  Without question.  What about the corrupted reading of 1 Tim 3:16 and the most attacked verse of the New Testament 1 John 5:7-8 in the modern versions?  Let's not even go there...


Verse of the Day - Proverbs 29:17

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.


Monday, November 15, 2010

About That Authorized Version....

  1. The Authorized Version of the English Bible is the best example of English literature that the world has ever seen. (For this reason alone every Christian and every public school student should have to read the AV.)
  2. Everyone who has a thorough knowledge of it may truly be called 'educated.'  No other culture on earth can form a proper substitute. (Maybe this is why the Bible was the main textbook used for years in American public schools to teach reading and grammar.)
  3. We Anglo-Saxons have a better Bible than the French or the Germans or the Italians, or the Spanish.  Our English Bible is even better than the original Hebrew and Greek. (Clearly, Mr. Phelps would not be considered a reputable scholar today, since no "reputable" scholar would believe that you can correct the Greek with the English; only heretics like Peter Ruckman.  Sounds kind of like a UC Berkeley scientist I heard say that no "reputable" scholars believe in creation.)
  4. There is only one way to explain this...I am confident that the Authorized Version was inspired. (Wait...doesn't he know that's double inspiration?)
You might think that these four points come from a modern-day AV defender: Dr. Riplinger, Peter Ruckman, or Sam Gipp.  But if you thought that, you would be wrong.  These four points were stated by William Lyon Phelps in 1922 printed in a book titled Human Nature in the Bible.  Mr. Phelps was Lampson Professor of English Literature at Yale University.


Verse of the Day - Haggai 2:22

And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Verse of the Day - Deuteronomy 17:18

And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of the book of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Verse of the Day - 2 Thessalonians 3:1

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:


Friday, November 12, 2010

Verse of the Day - Hosea 2:13

And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Verse of the Day - Jonah 3:5

So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Verse of the Day - Galatians 5:25

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Canadian PM Shows His Backbone


Verse of the Day - Psalm 3:3

But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Verse of the Day - Ezekiel 8:3

And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Verse of the Day - Hebrews 10:7

Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Verse of the Day - Obadiah 1:4

Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Verse of the Day - Isaiah 6:3

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.


Thursday, November 4, 2010



Verse of the Day - Nehemiah 8:8

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Verse of the Day - Leviticus 20:6

And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

King James Bible Quotes

Just a quick thought: have you noticed that when even some anti-KJB people quote scripture from memory, they use the Authorized Version's reading?  I just finished listening to a 30+ minute commentary on a particular issue dealing with the Roman Catholic organization by a person that is anti-KJB and every time he quoted a verse (it was from memory as he didn't have a Bible in front of him) he used the King James reading: Gen 3:15, John 3:16, Romans 5:1 and others.  Isn't that a bit strange?  Maybe not, but I don't think I have ever heard anyone quote John 3:16 from the ESV or NIV.


Verse of the Day - Romans 13:1

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God : the powers that be are ordained of God.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Verse of the Day - 2 Corinthians 3:1

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?


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