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The Gift of Tongues

So here’s the bottom line. If it’s gibberish to you the speaker, it’s probably gibberish to everyone else, including God. Many of you know you’re making it up as you go. Stop. Claiming to speak in tongues is like claiming to be a prophet when you’re not one. You speak nonsense because you want to, because you’ve seen others do it, and it’s easy to imitate.

If you’re actually moved by the Holy Ghost to speak in tongues, then do so. 1 Corinthians 14 tells us it’s possible, but it also says to pray for interpretation, and from what I’ve seen on television, interpretation is rare. In fact it says in 1 Corinthians 14:28 KJV, But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

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Let Me Be Your Midwife

In 2 Kings 19:3 KJV … Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

I am convinced that many people do not know how to be born again. Jesus said in John 3:3 KJV … Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

What must I do?

Believe in Jesus, that he is the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins, that he is the promised Christ and our Messiah. John 3:16-18.

Acknowledge and repent of your sins. Matthew 3:2,6.

Be baptized by immersion in water by another in the name of Jesus or in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for the forgivess of your sins. Mark 16:16, Acts 22:16.

Knowledge, belief, and strength are all required for salvation. A prayer of salvation is insufficient to save you if you don’t continue in faith to be born again. Persevere, believe, and be baptized.

Baptism is not only a public declaration of faith it is the birthing process. Arise from the water a new man or woman in Christ, Born Again!

2 Corinthians 6:17-18 KJV says, Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you, [18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

I have heard that some have found difficulty in finding someone to baptize them. This has been done by errant preachers placing restrictions on baptism, such as requiring membership at their specific congregation or making you wait a certain period of time. I am a strong believer that being a member of the Church of Christ begins in the heart. You don’t have to join a local congregation. That being said, I am an advocate of attending a church for learning, fellowship, and communion, but membership in the Church of Christ is not given by men, but by God.

If you can make it to the Dover, TN area I am willing to baptize you, if you’re willing to meet the three steps listed after “what must I do”. I live near Kentucky lake and there are also some nearby swimming pools. Feel free to contact me, Dean at (931)305-8834. Please leave a message if I don’t answer, I’ll get back in touch with you.

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I Study Greek and Hebrew

I study Greek and Hebrew, says Kathie Lee Gifford on Daystar. My thought, why? Do you like to waste your time? Are you fascinated by new meanings discovered by so called rabbis? Are you planning on visiting Israel or Greece?

Why study Greek and Hebrew? In regard to the Bible I know I can’t do any better than the Holy Ghost did through learned men in translating the KJV. When modern pastors say something like do you know what it really says in the Greek. My immediate thought is yes, whatever the King James Version says it is.

Don’t let pastors or rabbis who think they know better than God knock your biblical foundation, which is sure in the KJV. They like to come up with new stories and new meanings to keep their followers interested. The Bible tells of the ancient Athenians in Acts 17:21 KJV
who …spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing. 2 Timothy 4:3 predicts people will have itching ears and will not keep sound doctrine.

I was wondering why God blessed the English speaker with a perfect translation in the KJV? I think that question is similar to why did he choose the Jews first? The answer is that was his desire.

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The Rabbi

Not only has Kathy Lee Gifford been led astray from the KJV by earthly rabbis, but in her interview on TBN she said Mary was probably about 14 when she was pregnant with Jesus.

There is absolutely no proof in the Holy Bible that Mary was impregnated through the Holy Ghost at this young age. I do not know how old she was, but I certainly will not be one to accuse God of statutory rape. Nor can I say well it was God I guess that makes it okay.

How can you argue with these rabbinical suppositions and possible lies. Just remember we have one Rabbi – Jesus.

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God’s Purpose

The Holy Ghost did not come to teach us the law. – Joseph Prince sound byte from Sunday, May 12, 2019

Yes he did. You might not be able to find a verse in the Holy Bible that says I am the Holy Ghost – I have come to teach you the law, but if you believe Joseph Prince you are missing the big picture.

The Holy Ghost helped with the production of the entire Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation to its translation into the KJV.

2 Timothy 3:16 KJV
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Is the law truth? Is the Holy Ghost the Spirit of Truth? The answer to both is Yes! What is the Holy Ghost’s purpose and goal in teaching men the law?

Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

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CLE

Lawyers take CLE, continuing legal education, classes yearly to keep their bar credentials valid and current.

The idea – in keeping current, there’s always room for improvement. We’re never too old to learn new material or to refresh our memory of something we have already learned.

Galatians 3:25 KJV says But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Faith then is our diploma.

Faith, primarily my faith, calls me to try to read the Holy Bible daily. We could call that continuing legal education. God himself recommends CLE. See 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth, and 1 Peter 3:15 KJV … be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:.

My faith tells me the Holy Ghost will teach me himself. There are things in the Bible I still don’t understand. There remains wisdom to gain everyday. And there remains room to grow in faith.

James 1:5 KJV 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.

Mark 9:24 KJV
And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

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Choices

When reading the Holy Bible I’ve thought to myself where do I fit in? This is perhaps the wrong way to read the Holy Bible, considering the reader then has to pick and choose which verses may apply to themselves. Context can be key. Is the verse for me or was it a one time statement to Israel at a specific time in history? Maybe even context isn’t crucial if the verse brings encouragement or causes the reader to follow God’s word.

There are two choices for the New Testament follower: Be an Holy Ghost or be a son or daughter of perdition. If we allow the Holy Spirit to indwell in us we sin not and God is with us. 1 John 3:9.

We all have these two choices: continue in sin or be a holy spirit and a son or daughter of God. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 KJV Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you, [18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

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