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The Rock, The Road,

and how Kathy Lee Gifford went terribly, horribly wrong.

1. She did not understand certain passages of the Bible and apparently had difficulty in particular with the KJV.

2. She put her trust in men who call themselves rabbi and google translator.

3. Her rabbi’s had newly found “wisdom” of the Hebrew and Greek which she put her faith in.

It matters where you put your trust. I put mine in the authorized KJV. Why? Number one the translation was authorized under King James, a King appointed by God. It was done by learned men inspired by the Holy Ghost. It is without error. Most translations are just the hubris of men who say to themselves they are worthy and ignore the warnings in Revelation not to add nor take away from the word of God.

Keep in mind if you accept google translator or the new found “wisdom” of some guru your translation is more recent and probably not as accurate as the KJV. Hebrew has basically been revived from a dying language since around 1950. Greek though still spoken has undoubtedly undergone changes since biblical times.

So did Jesus speak old english? No, but his servants under King James did. If you have trouble understanding, pray to the Lord for understanding, don’t seek out men who call themselves rabbi. We have one Rabbi – Jesus!

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Arguing with the Original

I am convinced preachers try to teach from the “original” Greek or Hebrew in order to appear more scholarly. Does one or two semesters of a language make them more qualified than the God-ordained translators of the KJV, King James Version Holy Bible? Of course not.

Keep in mind their “original” Greek or Hebrew came from a modern translator in this century.

The work, God’s work in translation is already completed in the KJV. It was authorized by King James of England, who was appointed by God both to the Kingship and to the work.

So keep in mind, if there is a difference in meaning, in most cases it’s not you arguing with the original, its the preacher.

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Examining Pulpit Credibilty

There are several public speaking tricks that preachers use to establish credibility. I am hesitant to use the word tricks because the message they are conveying may be otherwise truthful or helpful, but let me present my opinion and then you may form your own conclusions.

Knowledge of original scripture – “The original Greek says… .” The preacher is using a Greek translation Bible. All such translations were done by men of the modern age. If you trust in your KJV this is totally unnecessary and a hit at faith in the complete accuracy of the Holy Spirit’s work in the King James Version Holy Bible.

Knowledge of Multiple Translations – “Other translations put it… .” The preacher is trying to establish mastery over the subject greater than your own. It is very similar to a preacher exhibiting special knowledge of the Greek or Hebrew supposedly acquired through years of study.

Comparison of one’s life to a Holy figure in the Bible. – “As Noah preached righteousness so do I.” As Moses came through all his tribulations, so did I.” Most preachers don’t compare themselves directly to Jesus, perhaps that is God’s work. This may seem innocent enough, but when you hear these comparisons the speaker is hoping to borrow some Holiness. Something I find even more disturbing is criticism of the Holy men of the Bible. The implication may be the speaker is better, smarter, or more faithful.

Direct communications from God – “God said…”, “God told me…”, “God put it on my heart…”. I am leary and extremely doubtful of preachers who make this claim. God can of course talk to people today, but many of television preachers make such claims. I think I myself would need to be 100% sure. We often answer our own questions and put the answer we want to hear on our own hearts.

Closeness to the Lord – Preacher’s that use the phrase My God or Oh my God. I’m guessing this is done to show closeness to the Lord. We’re close so I can say it. To me it sounds like taking the name of the Lord God in vain, as it is in most cases when the layman says it.

Better are the preachers that stick to the word and demonstrate knowledge of it.

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