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Title: New Member of the Philadelphian church (Revelation 3:7)
Post by: libby_psalm146:2 on July 19, 2018, 03:01:41 am
Hi, I'm new. I was saved in a modern church two years ago following a traumatizing breakup with a Catholic guy (thankful the Lord led me out of that one). I naturally questioned my church's endorsement of the NIV and ESV simply because I am a truth seeker and these versions are clearly imperfect and uninspired. I recently left this modern church to find an independent bible believing church. It was a very difficult and painful decision given that I was so attached to the people and was very heavily involved in piano accompaniment and nursery work. I was attacked and was told that my reasons for leaving were not justified by scripture (according to which standard??), but for reasons that the Lord showed me and through inner-testimony of the spirit I know I made the right decision.

I'm just curious if anyone else is using the Common Man's Reference Bible by David Hoffman. He makes great points in his notes and in his regular sermons he explains why he used certain references and he talks about his notes in more detail. I highly value the truth of the KJV alone but I have found this book to be particularly helpful.

David Hoffman sermons: http://www.goodpreachin.com/HOFFMAN/hoffman.htm


Title: Re: New Member of the Philadelphian church (Revelation 3:7)
Post by: tennis shoe on July 19, 2018, 11:46:21 am
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 1 Jn 2:27

Preachers and evangelists have their place. Fellowship has its place as well. Both are important. But I find direct inspiration, through prayer, to be the most reliable for personal growth.

I've also had to walk away from a church full of people that I loved when doctrine contradicted everything that He had shown me over several years.

The breaking point was when the leadership outright told me, "We don't believe that part of the Bible." I'd been with them for years before this came up.

I chose truth over personal comfort.

"We ought to obey God rather than men" is often easier said than done. But Christ has always been faithful to fulfill my needs one way or another since then. My lifeline is with Him first and most, and not with a flawed brick and mortar church. The church has saved nobody.

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven"


Title: Re: New Member of the Philadelphian church (Revelation 3:7)
Post by: libby_psalm146:2 on July 19, 2018, 11:23:40 pm
Thanks. As I've said in my post, I also highly value the truth of the KJV alone. I just think Hoffman is a good preacher.