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I Think Therefore

The Church of Christ, at least where I attend, teaches it preachers to not say “in my opinion” or “I think”. However, these phrases may save a preachers soul. If you say something is the word of God and it isn’t or if you are just plain wrong these phrases could save you from God’s eternal judgement.

If you let the people know your thought isn’t necessarily the word of God you cover yourself and you give them a chance to consider the issue or thought on their own. You give them the opportunity to form their own opinion.

Opinions aren’t bad, but serving up doctrines of men as the word of God could prove deadly both to the preacher and the listeners.

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The Gap

I recently heard a preacher, Robert Morris, state that when we say the scripture is pure and inerrant we mean in their original languages. This creates a gap where millions of opinions emerge. If you have to go back to the original Greek or Hebrew, this leaves room for every single preacher to think themselves language scholars and offer their own opinion or translation of every single verse.

It’s much wiser and easier just to trust in the already completed work of God in the King James Version Holy Bible. Authorized by God to a King’s work. You can trust in the KJV and in the previous work of the Church which decided which books were to become the Holy Bible KJV.

If you are unable to discern and accept God’s previous works, you’re subject to the vain and prideful works of men and women not subject to God’s authority, but rather their own influences.

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Who We Are

You’re probably going to think I have something against Kathy Lee Gifford. Actually I’m a bit of a fan – I really enjoyed the music video “oratorio” The God Who Sees with Nicole C. Mullen.

That being said, she has a penchant for being wrong. On her most recent promotional tour she has a clip on TBN which goes something like this: Why do we think it’s our job to tell others how they should live out their faith? After befriending them, if they ask, then give your advice. Tell them in love as the Bible instructs.

So why is Ms. Gifford wrong? Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19-20 KJV, Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

We are Christians. If we teach the commandments, by necessity we’re going to tell you what your doing wrong. After we remove the log in our own eye we have the right and duty to try to remove the mote in yours.

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

12/21/21 Author’s Note I’ve been rethinking this post. Perhaps I am being too hard on Ms. Gifford. Her version of evangelism is still evangelism.

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