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3511  General Category / Bible Study / Feet washing in the Bible on: January 17, 2011, 10:47:56 pm
John 13:
5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

It is taught and believed by some religious groups that Jesus, before His betrayal, instituted the ceremonial rite of feet-washing, and since that time He has intended that His church observe it as a literal act of worship. This erroneous conclusion is derived from the thirteenth chapter of John.
Did Jesus institute a new act of worship? The only way to settle any religious question is from the inspired word. It is therefore imperative that we study all the facets of the subject now before us.
Three questions will help us to open our eyes to a more complete understanding of feet-washing. (1) What was the purpose of feet-washing? (2) Who performed this act? (3) And, for what reason was it performed in John the thirteenth chapter?

(1) What was the purpose of feet-washing?
It should be understood that this act was observed years before our Lord made His advent in human flesh upon this earth. Feet-washing existed as early as the days of the patriarch Abraham. "Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:" (Genesis 18:4) "...and wash your feet" (Genesis 19:2) But we ask the question, "What was the purpose of feet-washing?" The answer: To cleanse the feet!
In Palestine, and the eastern part of the world, during the days of Abraham to sometime after the first century A.D, the most common mode of travel was walking. The roads of Palestine were dusty. "The sandal was the article ordinarily used by the Hebrews for protecting the feet. It consisted simply of a sole attached to the foot by thongs. We have express notice of the shoelatchet in several passages, notably Genesis 14:23; Isaiah 5:27; Mark 1:7. Sandals were worn by all classes of society in Palestine, even by the very poor; and both the sandal and the thong or shoelatchet were so cheap and common that they passed into a proverb for the most insignificant thing (Genesis 14:23). They were dispensed with indoors, and were only put on by persons about to undertake some business away from home. During meal times the feet were uncovered. (Luke 7:38; John 13:4,6). To carry or to unloose a person's sandal was a menial office, betokening great inferiority on the part of the person performing it (Matthew 3:11).
Feet-washing was for the purpose of cleansing the feet as emphasized in Exodus 40:31,32. "And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat: 32 When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as the Lord commanded Moses."
Why was it required of Moses, Aaron and his sons to wash their hands and feet before coming near to the altar of burnt offering? The reason is obvious. It was to clean the feet as well as the hands. The very word "wash" clearly indicates that the purpose was to cleanse the feet.
As we look at other scriptures having to do with feet-washing, we ask this question: Why were feet washed before eating? Genesis 18:4 "...and wash your feet" Verse eight reads, "...and they did eat." Also Genesis 19:2,3 and Judges 19:21. In 2 Samuel 11:8 we read, "And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king’s house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king." Uriah had just returned from a long journey. His feet were dirty so he was told to wash them before eating. Was he worshiping? No! Uriah was told to wash his feet. Why? To cleanse them of course. But it was no act of worship.
There is only one passage found in the New Testament after the Lord's death, pertaining to the subject of feet-washing. It is found in 1 Timothy 5:10. "Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work." Even in this passage the purpose of feet-washing was to cleanse the feet, and in so doing the widow was showing hospitality to the weary visitor. This was a home duty and an act of hospitality. It was not an act of worship!
Jesus once rebuked a Pharisee (Simon) for not providing water to wash His feet, but on the other hand complimented the woman (a sinner) for washing His feet with her tears and drying them with her hair (Luke 7:36-46). Now this was earlier in time than the incident in John thirteen, but it was not an act of worship. It was simply cleansing of the soiled feet upon entering the house. Why? Jesus' feet became soiled because of the dusty paths of Palestine and the type of footwear that He wore. With all this in mind now notice what our Lord said in John 13:10, "He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all" (speaking of Judas, John 13:2). Why would our Lord make such a statement? Because the feet of the disciples were soiled on the way to the upper room; therefore, the only part of them that needed washing were the feet. The reason Jesus said "...He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet" (John 13:10).

(2) Who performed this act?
Was it an act of prestige or was it one of humility? Was this an important job or was it one of menial significance? Let us look to the Scriptures and find the answer to the question before us. Some washed their own feet. Notice in Genesis 18:4 (This was when the three men, later referred to as angels, visited Abraham) "Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:" In Genesis 43:24 it is said of Joseph's brothers, "And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet;" David told Uriah in 2 Samuel 11:8, "Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet." It is then very clear that in most cases men themselves washed their own feet!
Christian widows washed the Saints' feet. In 1 Timothy 5:10 Paul gives the necessary qualifications for widows who were to serve in a specific capacity and receive financial support from the church. The apostle said, "Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work." In this case it was the widow not the visitor that washed the feet. It was an act of hospitality on the part of the widow. It was done in the home. How many widows today do this? Why not? Because it is no longer a custom due to the modern shoe wear and paved roads. However, every Christian is commanded to be hospitable today (Romans 12:13).
Servants washed the feet of others. In 1 Samuel 25:41 there is recorded a statement by Abigail made to David's servants when they came to Carmel to take her to David to be his wife (Verse 40). She said, after bowing herself to the earth, " ...Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord." Feet-washing then was not only a very insignificant act, but was classed as part of a servant's job as well.

(3) For what reason was feet-washing performed in the thirteenth chapter of John?
As we answer this question let us keep in mind the things we have already learned. (1) The purpose of feet-washing was to cleanse the feet. (2) We must take into account who washed the feet. Most of the time the person himself washed his own feet, but in some cases it was not only considered an act of hospitality and a good work, but the menial task of a servant. Now, with this information in mind, we are ready to enter into the case of feet-washing that occurred in John the thirteenth chapter.
The events of John thirteen happened on the evening before Christ was crucified upon the cross. He had desired to eat the Passover with His disciples. That meal was held in an upper room. But, there was a disagreement among the Lord's disciples that very evening. An argument had developed among the disciples as to which one among them was to be considered the greatest. "And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest." (Luke 22:24). There is no indication that the disciples washed their feet when entering the upper room as was the custom of the Jews (Luke 13:10). There was 'strife among them' and the Saviour took means to remedy the problem, and, being the Great Master Teacher that He was, He knew when a demonstration is better than a sermon any day. Therefore, He arose from the table and began to wash the disciples' feet. That Jesus was teaching the disciples a great lesson is quite evident from the context. He says, "What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter." (John 13:7). Now Jesus was washing the disciples feet, yet He said, "You don't know what I am doing." The meaning obviously is: "Do not concentrate on what I am doing, but rather, see what I am teaching." And what was he teaching? A lesson of humility! If He, their Lord and Teacher, could humble himself to the position of a servant, they should strive to be of service to one another. "And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve." (Luke 22:25,26). "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you." (John 13:14,15). Notice, Jesus said “as” and not “what”. He instructed them to follow His example, an example of service!
There is not the slightest indication or proof that washing of feet was ever practiced as a ceremonial rite in the New Testament church. To do it as an act of worship without authorization of God's Word, puts it in the category where it belongs, that is the Doctrines of Men. “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matthew 15:8,9). We have to dismiss the doctrines of man and focus on the doctrines of God.
3512  General Category / Bible Study / John 21:11 - The 153 fish on: January 17, 2011, 09:03:16 pm
John 21:3-11:
3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.
6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.
8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.
9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

What is the significance of the 153 fish mentioned in John 21:11? Why is the exact number given? Is there a significance in the number 153? What does the Authorized KJV teach about the significance of numbers?
I believe numbers sometimes have symbolic meanings, not only in Revelation, but throughout scripture as well. For example: In Matt. 18:22, Jesus tells Peter to forgive someone 70 times 7 times. We know this does not mean that we are to keep count and quit forgiving at 490 times. It means we are to keep on forgiving no matter how many times it may take. In olden times numbers were used symbolically. We still do this today. For instance the number 13 immediately brings to mind things of superstition or bad luck. To those people the number 7 symbolically represented divine or spiritual completeness. The number 10 represented human completeness. If someone has all their fingers and toes intact, they are complete. In the OT there were 10 plagues. Those were literal, physical plagues sent against Egypt. In Revelation there are 7 plagues. Those are spiritual plagues, or plagues that affect the spiritual life of man. With that in mind the numbers 70 times 7 uses the 7 for spiritual completeness and 10 for human completeness to show that we are to practice complete forgiveness. We should never cease to forgive. Concerning the number 153. Believe it or not, this has to do with the symbolic use of the number 3 in scripture. Three is the number which is used to represent things which are "spiritual" in nature. That is in contrast to the number 4 which represents things which are "physical" in nature. For example there are 4 directions on this earth. We speak of the 4 corners of the earth even though it is round. The children of Israel wandered in the wilderness 40 years. 4 = physical and 10 = complete. 4x10 = 40. It was a complete physical trial for those people. The same with Jesus as he fasted 40 days. It was a complete physical trial for Him. He was then tempted 3 times to see if he would succumb "spiritually" to the temptations of the Devil. So, the number 3 has to do with the spiritual nature of Jesus. Think of all the events in the life of Christ which took place in series of 3's or dealt with the number 3 in some way. Here are just a few to illustrate:
- Godhead composed of 3 beings
- Jesus rose from the grave the 3rd day
- He prayed 3 times in the garden
- Crucified the 3rd hour of the day
- 3 hours of darkness - from the 6th hour of the day to the 9th hour
- On the cross 6 hours - 2x3
- Died the ninth hour of the day - 3x3
- 3 men were crucified
- Jesus lived about 33 years, some say 33 1/3
- His ministry was approximately 3 years in length
And many more, you fill in the rest.
This should be enough to illustrate that many things in the life of Jesus took place in series of 3's or dealt some way with the number 3.
Now the number 153 is an interesting number in several ways, some of which deal with the number 3. Now remember in all of this that the number 3 is closely associate with the life of Christ and represent things of a spiritual nature. Mathematicians are interested in numbers and not Scripture. I'm interested in Scripture and how the mathematics fit in.
Add the digits of 153: 1+5+3= 9 which is the number of grace in the NT, which is 3x3 or 3 sets of 3.
In olden times people dealt with numbers somewhat differently than we do today. 153 is what was called a "triangular" number. They formed shapes or patterns by arranging dots to represent the number. To be a triangular number, the pattern of dots would form a triangle with the same number of dots on each side of the triangle. The number 3 would be the first triangular number, 2 dots below 1 dot. Add another row of 3 dots below the 2 dots and you have the next triangular number 6. The number 153 is the sixteenth triangular number. It would have 17 dots on each side of the triangle. When you have about 3 hours of spare time, try drawing that. So, the number 153 can be expressed as a triangle which, obviously, has 3 sides and is therefore closely associated with the number 3.
Next: If you sum the cube of the digits in 153, you always get 153. There are only about four known numbers in the entire numbering system in which the sum of the cube of the digits of that number will yield the original number. The number 153 is the only one divisible by 3. In order to do this you simply multiplying each digit by itself three times and then add the results. Notice, again, the use of the number 3. In order to make things simple, I'll just represent the cube of a digit in this manner (1x1x1). Ok, we take the sum of the cube of the digits of 153: (1x1x1) + (5x5x5) + (3x3x3) = 153 or 1 + 125 + 27 = 153. Again the number 153 has extraordinary properties dealing with the number 3.
The number 153 can be found in any "third" number in the entire numbering system. Take any 3rd number 3,6,9,12,15,18 etc or any number divisible by 3, and do the same thing as we did above, find the sum of the cube of the digits. You will have to repeat the calculation several times, but the final answer to these calculations will always be 153. I'll do a simple one:
Lets take the number 27:
(2x2x2) + (7x7x7) = 8 + 343 = 351 (now take that answer (351) and do the calculation again) 351 (3x3x3) + (5x5x5) + (1x1x1) = 27 + 125 + 1 = 153
(The final answer will always be 153).
Obviously, for some numbers this calculation might have to be repeated many, many times, but the final answer will always be 153.
Now lets put all of this together. The number 3 is symbolic of spiritual things. Many of the events in the life of Christ took place in series of 3's. So, when the disciples went fishing, they obeying Jesus caught (153) fish which can be found in any third number in the entire numbering system. What an appropriate number of fish to catch. Was this an accident? I seriously doubt it. But, the number was recorded for a reason and this explanation follows precisely what we know about the Authorized KJV and the use of numbers. I'll let you decide what you think.
3513  General Category / Bible Study / Matthew 12:8 - Lord even of the sabbath day on: January 17, 2011, 12:21:44 am
Matt. 12:8 - For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

The Jews had many traditions with respect to the Sabbath and how it was to be kept. They had many regulations restricting behavior that were not found as prohibitions in the Law of Moses. They did not allow the lighting of candles on the Sabbath. They made it unlawful to throw more grain to their poultry than could be eaten lest some of it might sprout and grow and therefore they would be guilty of sowing on the Sabbath. They taught that it was unlawful to swat a fly on the Sabbath.
Jesus did not think that it was necessary to observe all of the trivial regulations that came about through the traditions of men even though it brought criticism of himself and his disciples on numerous occasions. Jesus received more criticism about what he did and did not do on the Sabbath than he got on any other matter. I think it is interesting to list some of the criticism he received:

Mark 3:1-6 - He was criticized for healing a withered hand on the Sabbath.
Mark 3:4 - And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
Luke 4:33-39 - Jesus cast out a devil from a man in the synagogue and then went home with Peter and healed his wife’s mother.
John 5:5-18 - Jesus heals a man who had been infirm for thirty-eight years. "Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." and the man did! Verse 10 says
John 5:10 - The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
John 9:1-16 - Jesus heals a blind man, a man blind from birth.
John 9:16 - Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
Luke 13:10-17 -
10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
11  And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

With that as background, lets return to our verse:
Matt. 12:8 - For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Jesus calls himself the "Son of man". It is interesting to note that neither Mark or John calls "Jesus Son of man," but they do record the fact that he called himself "Son of man." The title is used in Daniel 7:13 with reference to the Messiah. It identifies the humanity of our Lord. He was Son of God and Son of Man.
As the Son of God Jesus came to earth clothed with the authority of God Himself.
John 8:28-29 -
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

Since Jesus had authority from God, he had the authority while on earth to forgive sins. An example of this is found in Mark 2:
10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

John 5:27 -
And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
The Scriptures tell us that it is the "Son of man" who will send forth the angels to gather out of His Kingdom "all things that offend" (Matt. 13:41). It is the "Son of man" who will come in the glory of His Father to separate the righteous from the wicked and execute the wrath of God upon the wicked - (Matt. 25:31-46).
"The Son of man" had the right to claim that he was Lord of the Sabbath and therefore had the right to interpret the laws regulating the actions of his disciples on that day. Since Jesus was God in the Flesh - (John 1:1-14) surely he had the right to understand the nature of the Sabbath and its purpose, as well as the law regulating its observance. He was, therefore, Lord even of the sabbath day.
3514  General Category / Biblical Archaeology / The Tower of Babel Ruins on: January 16, 2011, 10:35:42 pm
Archaeologists are hoping to save the ruins of the Biblical era Tower of Babel, located in Iraq, and learn how it was built before it crumbled under the weight of confusion.
Following years of devastation under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and the ensuing American invasion of Iraq, World Monuments Fund conservationist Jeff Allen told The New York Times this week that archeologists are beginning to work on ancient Babylonian sites and possibly restore some of them. No one has broached the idea of reproducing the Tower of Babel, which the Creator destroyed because of the generation’s attempt to compete with Him, "make a name for ourselves," and build a tower to the skies while everyone in the world still spoke one language.
The Bible relates that their effort turned to confusion, with no one understanding anyone else, and that the tower became a self-destructive effort, both physically and morally.
“All this is unexcavated. There is great potential at this site. You could excavate the street plan of the entire city,” said Allen.
As a first step, experts are working on a plan to prevent further deterioration of the mud-brick ruins, which were damaged by Hussein’s personal building projects.
A mound of mud-brick buildings is all that remains of the ancient city in Babylon where the Tower was being built, whose foundations appear to be a square of earthen embankments, measuring 300 feet on each side.
King Nebuchadnezzar II, who reigned nearly 2,600 years ago, tried to rebuild the Tower of Babel to a height of almost 300 feet.
It is not clear whether the original building was actually a “tower,” an English translation of the Hebrew term, or was a “ziggurat,” a stepped pyramid that was common at the time. Building materials consisted of mud and brick because stone was not readily available.
Nebuchadnezzar described how "gold, silver and precious stones from the mountain and from the sea were liberally set into the foundations" and how to rebuild it he called on "various peoples of the Empire, from north and south, from mountains and the coasts.”
The rebuilt tower also began to crumble, but a Greek historian, visiting the site 2,570 years ago, wrote, “It has a solid central tower, one furlong square, with a second erected on top of it and then a third, and so on up to eight. All eight towers can be climbed by a spiral way running around the outside, and about halfway up there are seats for those who make the journey to rest on."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141505
3515  General Category / Eugenics / Depopulation / More Chemtrails on: January 16, 2011, 01:12:18 am
Could our governments really be spreading toxic chemicals through our air? Believe it or not-it's true, even the discovery channel has reported on them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZFNJplylns

"HE that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler." (Psalm 91:1-4).
3516  General Category / Authorized Version 1611/ King James Bible/ False Bibles / Re: Is it a sin to use a New Bible Version? on: January 16, 2011, 01:08:01 am
All of us here love the Authorized King James Bible, that website www.jesus-is-savior.com shows the errors in the other popular versions. Aren't the errors in the NLT obvious now? If you want to promote another Gospel after reading that website that is your choice, but be careful what you support. I don't see people here being legalistic. What is legalism anyway? One has to define it carefully. Standing up for God's Word is definitely not legalism, in fact showing you the truth in the Authorized King James is an act of love that Jesus would approve of! I would have been better of in the past if someone had showed me that the Authorized King James was right, nobody cared so i read the NIV for 10 years. Praise God for Dr Scott Johnson who spoke out and helped me to see the truth! I have grown spiritually since listening to Dr Scott's teachings and he does it very accurately and honestly. As Dr Scott points out "And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ." (Philippians 1:9-10). I hope you come back to this forum and read the posts as we do love you and want you to read the truth.
3517  General Category / Africa / Re: Cop, unprovoked, shoots Christian on train on: January 15, 2011, 11:11:51 pm
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28).

"Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:17-21).
3518  General Category / Authorized Version 1611/ King James Bible/ False Bibles / Re: Is it a sin to use a New Bible Version? on: January 15, 2011, 10:57:57 pm
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The New Living Translation? Seriously? Get a real bible my friend, that book is garbage.

Corrupted Scriptures in the New Living Translation:

- Deuteronomy - "sodomite" changed to "temple prostitute"
- 1 Kings 14:24 - "sodomites" replaced with "shrine prostitutes"
- 1 Kings 15:12 - "sodomites" replaced with "shrine prostitutes"
- 1 Kings 22:46 - "sodomites" replaced with "shrine prostitutes"
- 2 Kings 23:7 - "sodomites" replaced with "shrine prostitutes"
- Matthew 17:21 - entire verse omitted
- Matthew 18:11 - entire verse omitted
- Matthew 19:9 - half of the verse is omitted
- Matthew 23:14 - entire verse omitted
- Mark 6:11 - half of the verse is omitted
- Mark 7:16 - entire verse omitted
- Mark 9:44, 46 - entire verses omitted
- Mark 11:26 - entire verse omitted
- Mark 15:28 - entire verse omitted
- Mark 16:9-20 - entire passage is questioned by a footnote that says, "The most reliable early manuscripts conclude the Gospel of Mark at verse 8"
- Luke 4:8 - "get thee behind me Satan" is omitted
- Luke 17:36 - entire verse omitted
- Luke 23:17 - entire verse omitted
- John 1:10 - says God created everything "through" Jesus instead of "by" Jesus as the KJB teaches
- John 1:41 - The NLT leaves out the phrase, "Which is by interpretation, a stone."  Hence, the critical distinction between Peter as "the stone" (Petros), and Jesus as "The Rock" (Petra) is obscured.  This was no doubt deliberate to pleases Catholics who falsely teach that Peter is the rock upon which the church is built.  The Bible states in no uncertain terms, "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1st Corinthians 3:11).
- John 3:16 - the all important word "begotten" is omitted, thus denying the deity of Christ
- John 3:13 - "which is in heaven" is omitted John 5:4 - entire verse omitted
- John 7:53 - 8:11 -- entire passage is questioned in a note which says, "The most ancient Greek manuscripts do not include John 7:53 - 8:11"
- Acts 8:37 - entire verse omitted
- Acts 12:4 - changes "Easter" to the incorrect "Passover" (See Numbers 28:16,17 and Acts 12:2 in the KJB)
- Acts 17:29 - completely removes the "Godhead"
- Acts 28:29 - entire verse omitted
- Romans 1:20 - completely removes the "Godhead"
- Romans 16:24 - entire verse omitted
- Philippians 2:6 -removes the word "equal," thus denying Christ's deity
- Colossians 1:16 - says God created everything "through" Jesus instead of "by" Jesus as the KJB teaches
- Colossians 2:9 - completely removes the "Godhead"
- 1 Timothy 3:16 - "God" is omitted, says "Christ appeared in the flesh, thus denying the deity of Christ
- 1 Timothy 6:5 - "from such withdraw thyself" is omitted
- Hebrews 1:3 - the all-important words "by himself" are omitted
- 1 Peter 4:1 - "for us" is omitted
- 1 Peter 4:14 - half of the verse is omitted
- 1 John 3:16 -completely removes "the love of God"
- 1 John 4:3 - the all-important words "Christ is come in the flesh" are omitted 1 John 5:7-8 -- Trinitarian clause omitted
- 1 John 5:7 - half of the verse is omitted, thus denying the Godhead
- 1 John 5:13 - half of the verse is omitted
- Revelation 1:11 - first half of the verse is omitted
- Revelation 5:14 - "him that liveth forever and ever" is omitted

See more here:       
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Bible/NLT/nlt_exposed.htm
3519  General Category / Police State/NWO / John Todd and the Illuminati on: January 15, 2011, 10:43:55 pm
John Wayne Todd was a Former Illuminatist and in this video he explains what the Illuminati is. He warned people against their plans for world domination before he was framed and effectively discredit by the Illuminati. The words that he left on his audio tapes are still coming to pass which puts lots of credibility on his claim that he was an insider. This audio tape speaks about the evil plans of the Illuminati for world control. This is just another piece of the puzzle that explains what’s going on today’s world.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4797172096740150104#

To learn more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Todd_(occultist)
3520  General Category / Member's videos / Re: Why Our Country is in the Mess it is in, Here is Why! on: January 15, 2011, 12:44:53 am
Ask them if they can anything to change US Politics and Washington DC. Can they elect congressmen and senators who aren't tied to freemasonry, communism, the Illuminati, Globalism or supporters of the New World Order? America is in a politically and economically lost position. It doesn't matter who is US President now. China, Russia, and the European Union will rise even further soon. These students in government universities are just being indoctrinated into political correctness. Although all is looking positive for those that are real Christian's. Jesus is coming soon.
3521  General Category / Member's videos / The Occultism in Canberra Australia on: January 15, 2011, 12:32:37 am
A video detailing comparison between America and Australia, Canberra is the capital city of Australia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im_24NRylDU
3522  General Category / End Times / Re: Billboards to proclaim Jesus' return on May 21, 2011 on: January 14, 2011, 05:48:34 pm
"Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, watch." (Mark 13:33-37).

"Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak." (Mark 14:38).

"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." (2 Peter 2:1).

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1).
3523  General Category / The Mark / Hitachi's small RFID Chip on: January 13, 2011, 09:31:28 pm
March 14, 2003 - Hitachi, the Japanese semiconductor company, has unveiled a prototype for the next generation of its µ-Chip (pronounced mu-chip). The chip is just 0.3 millimeters square, roughly half the size of the smallest RFID chip on the market.

The decrease in size was achieved by employing semiconductor fabrication processes that creates structures on the wafer that are just 0.18 microns. Most existing RFID chips use older 0.35 micron processes. The prototype of the mu-chip was shown at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference held in San Francisco, Calif., last month.

The chip operates at 2.45 GHz and stores a 128-bit number based on the "mu-chip ID number criterion" developed by Hitachi, which issues the numbers. The number is written to the chip during the silicon fabrication process and cannot be changed. The current mu-chip can be read from about a foot away (30 cm). The new version is expected to maintain the same performance standards.

Read more about RFID here:
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/337
3524  General Category / Fellowship / Isaac, Jacob and Esau on: January 13, 2011, 08:52:45 pm
Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT18k7Tq8XE

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcN8rldlCE

Part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKcAqt2reHk

Part 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kszbOaeFTq8

Part 5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr8BHW8NBic
3525  General Category / Health / Food Matters on: January 13, 2011, 07:48:39 pm
"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson.

"Food Matters" is a  provocative new documentary recently launched aiming to further jolt the trillion dollar worldwide so-called 'sickness industry' by declaring a range of scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally. Nutritionists turned filmmakers James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch have produced the new bold film based on the challenging and potentially startling message; that with the right kind of foods, supplements, and detoxification processes, we can prevent, arrest, and even reverse chronic illness. This film will shatter the belief fed to us by modern medicine that there is "a pill for every ill", said Colquhoun.

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlwKffAAjEc

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVuINjVTC2k

Part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czQtDeTbcB0
3526  General Category / Eugenics / Depopulation / Psychiatry Exposed on: January 13, 2011, 06:51:44 pm
Psychiatry: No Science, No Cures

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b30iwhEw9ho&feature=related
3527  General Category / The Mark / Re: 666 IS HERE on: January 12, 2011, 11:32:09 pm
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (Revelation 13:18).

Computer = 666. If you take the multiples of 6 down the alphabet, A=6, B=12, C=18 etc and add up the multiples from the word "computer." It equals 666. This is no coincidence. Remember that John in Revelation did not have a computer (it is unlikely he knew what one was or how it would work). And he didn't talk in English if he spoke in tongues. However God or an angel would know about man's technology in the future.

Buying and selling, a UPC codes home is in the computer. Only a computer scans the UPC - Universal Product Code. NO MAN WILL BUY OR SELL unless they have the mark. A spiritually dead world is dependent on the system, not faith in God. Their faith is their paychecks and materials. They don't want to wake up from the matrix. They'll fight to keep it alive, which leads me to believe most people are not aware of their own mortality. Death is not reality to them, they run from the truth. They're full of fear because they have no faith. They will take the mark willingly because they are dependant on the system. Don't be one of these people.
3528  General Category / Bible Study / Re: Jesus Christ, DNA and the Holy Bible on: January 12, 2011, 11:05:58 pm
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The link to certain numerology and the KJV is pretty astounding - you do NOT see any of these links in any of the other perverted versions like the NIV.

Does that mean that the perversions are not inspired by God? They are not inspired but the Authorized King James Bible is inspired by God.
3529  General Category / Bible Study / Jesus Christ, DNA and the Holy Bible on: January 12, 2011, 09:43:41 pm
The relationship between the King James Bible and DNA is shown in this interesting video by Pastor Mike Hoggard.

http://mikehoggard.com/watchman-series/jesus-christ-dna-and-the-holy-bible-reposted/

Note: If you can't see the video here or at the website, you can watch it at Youtube
3530  General Category / False Religions / The true origin of Jehovah Witnesses on: January 12, 2011, 05:53:29 pm
This video documents how this religion started and who Jehovah Witnesses really are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt8f8dYDmOU&NR=1&feature=fvwp
3531  General Category / End Times / Project HAARP Explained on: January 11, 2011, 11:33:16 pm
An informative video on HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) the weather modification and Star Wars Defense Initiative (SDI) weapon of the US military. HAARP is capable of creating weather like hurricanes and tornadoes and tsunamis and earthquakes. It may even be capable of altering peoples moods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW713SWnKSM
3532  General Category / Fellowship / Re: The Prophecy Club on: January 11, 2011, 11:07:49 am
This article covers the apostasy of Stan Johnson:

http://www.apostasywatch.org/Wolves/WolfReports/StanJohnson/tabid/102/Default.aspx
3533  General Category / Wolves in Sheeps clothing / Re: Lists of apostate preachers on: January 11, 2011, 10:55:58 am
http://www.firstplumbline.net/html/falseteachers.html

Gail Riplinger (KJVO) should definitely not be in this list. Why is she included? Huh

Here is her website:

http://www.avpublications.com/avnew/home.html
3534  General Category / Wolves in Sheeps clothing / Lists of apostate preachers on: January 11, 2011, 12:42:25 am
These websites give a list of "preachers" that have been involved in Apostasy.

http://www.apostasywatch.org/Wolves/WolfReports/tabid/69/Default.aspx

And this one includes some more names:

http://www.firstplumbline.net/html/falseteachers.html
3535  General Category / Israel / Re: ARIEL SHARON "WAKING UP" on: January 10, 2011, 08:03:27 pm
The man is 82 years old. If he is the Antichrist he would have revealed himself by now? In January 2006 he suffered an internal "stroke" but that's not a "deadly wound". I really don't think that Ariel Sharon is the Antichrist. Though if he recovers he will have a small influence on the government in Israel.
3536  General Category / Asia / Re: In Iran, 'scores of Christians' were arrested Dec. 25 on: January 10, 2011, 07:46:01 pm
"Over 70 Christians Detained In Iran Christmas Raid, group says"

TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News) -- Up to 70 Christians have been detained in Iran as part of a government crackdown on evangelical believers, Worthy News and its partner agency BosNewsLife established Saturday, January 8. Most of those behind bare are thought to be former Muslims.

Iranian church representatives said the latest crackdown began in the early morning hours after Christmas day, when 25 Christians were detained in the capital Tehran and other locations. "They also planned to detain sixteen others, but were unable to locate them. There are also unconfirmed reports that the authorities have arrested over 50 other Christians," said Elam Ministries, a group of Iranian church leaders and their supporters.

Local authorities have reportedly vowed to arrest more evangelical Christians who are seen as less observant to religious rituals, but emphasize an ongoing "personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ" and want to spread the Gospel.

One of those detained was able to make a call to friends from an unknown location on the morning of the arrests, leaving a in which the Christian apparently even apologized for being detained around Christmas. "Unfortunately early this morning the authorities came to our homes. They arrested us and many other believers. I want to ask you to pray for us," Elam Ministries cited the message as saying. "We are sure God will never leave us or forsake us. God bless you.

Sorry for giving you bad news over Christmas, but I believe God will do something for us."

For more see:
http://www.worthynews.com/9875-over-70-christians-detained-in-iran-christmas-raid-group-says
3537  General Category / Prayer Requests / Re: Statistics testing in less than 2 weeks... on: January 10, 2011, 06:20:21 pm
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27).

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." (James 1:5).

I will be praying for you. I hope that you enjoy the studying and i look forward to your posts when you come online again.
3538  General Category / Asia / Re: In Iran, 'scores of Christians' were arrested Dec. 25 on: January 09, 2011, 09:26:03 pm
This report has come out:

"Detained Iranian Christians Preparing For Christmas Behind Bars:"

TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News) -- Several Christians in Iran prepared Wednesday, December 22, to spend Christmas behind bars, including at least two Iranian pastors who face the death penalty on charges of 'apostasy', or abandoning Islam.

For the rest see:
http://www.worthynews.com/9847-detained-iranian-christians-preparing-for-christmas-behind-bars
3539  General Category / N/S America / Re: Apple Calls Christians "Offensive, Mean-Spirited, Potentially Harmful" on: January 09, 2011, 09:12:16 pm
Does Apple sound like just another worldly IT Company?

See there record over the last 34 years. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.

The Apple I went on sale in July 1976. The Apple I was sold as a motherboard (with CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips)—less than what is today considered a complete personal computer. And it was (deliberately) market-priced at $666.66 ($2,572 in 2011 dollars, adjusted for inflation.)

Steve Jobs began working on the Apple Lisa in 1978 but in 1982 he was pushed from the Lisa team due to infighting, and took over Jef Raskin's low-cost-computer project, the Macintosh. A turf war broke out between Lisa's "corporate shirts" and Jobs' "pirates" over which product would ship first and save Apple. Lisa won the race in 1983 and became the first personal computer sold to the public with a GUI, but was a commercial failure due to its high price tag and limited software titles.
In 2006, the Mail on Sunday reported that sweatshop conditions existed in factories in China, where the contract manufacturers, Foxconn and Inventec, operate the factories that produce the iPod. The article stated that one complex of factories that assemble the iPod, among other items, for instance, had over 200,000 workers that lived and worked in the factory, with workers regularly doing more than 60 hours of labor per week. The article also reported that workers made around $100 per month were required to live on the premises and pay for rent and food from the company, which generally amounted to a little over half of workers' earnings.
Immediately after the allegations, Apple launched an investigation and worked with their manufacturers to ensure that conditions were acceptable to Apple. In 2007, Apple started yearly audits of all its suppliers regarding worker's rights, slowly raising standards and pruning suppliers that did not comply. Yearly progress reports have been published since 2008. In 2010, workers in China planned to sue iPhone contractors over poisoning by a cleaner used to clean LCD screens. One worker claimed that they were not informed of possible occupational illnesses.

For more Criticism of Apple see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Apple_Inc.
3540  General Category / Who's in my region? / Introductions / Re: Hi there from Australia Some Questions If I May!. on: January 09, 2011, 08:42:18 pm
I have been listening to many of Dr Scott Johnson's audios for a few years now, he is a genuine King James Bible Christian, i recommend him to you. Listen to his testimony here, it is well worth it:

http://www.contendingfortruth.com/?page_id=1284

and scroll down to and save these:

# _My Supernatural Testimonies-1 – Scott A. Johnson – 00.mp3
# _My Supernatural Testimonies-2 – Scott A. Johnson – 00.mp3
# _MyTrip Down Charismania Lane1 – Dr. Scott Johnson – 00.mp3
# _MyTrip Down Charismania Lane2 – Dr. Scott Johnson – 00.mp3
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