Sluice Box Adventures
Believing Bible Study in the 21st century
Psalms 12:6-7 "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."
Faith Cometh By Hearing
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.James
“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” [Hebrews 4:2]
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”[Hebrews 11:1,6]
With these declarations from the OLD BLACK BOOK, then it is for us to BELIEVE God at his word. We need to … accept as little children … that God has inspired not only some missing original autographs but that he has MAINTAINED his inspired word down through the centuries of time in spite of sinful men who sit in the high places as the scholars and as the educators.
With over 200 translations of Bible having been made since 1881, The Devil sure has caused a lot of confusion, nevertheless, THE BIBLE still remains for us to trust and obey. The Apostle Paul had cause to be thankful over the Thessalonian believers.
“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” [I Thessalonians 2:13]
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” [Romans 10:17]
THOU STANDEST BY FAITH IN THE WORD OF GOD!
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” [John 17:17]
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” [John 8:32]
This BOOK … The AV1611 Bible … in any of its editions … is the word of God!
Several hundred years ago there was an open door set before the true Church "which is his body." In the prophetic sense, this was the church of Philadelphia. [See the book of Revelation 1-3.] Not only are these seven literal churches in Asia, they are also indicative of seven distinct and chronological periods in church history. The church of Philadelphia had an open door set before it by the Holy Ghost, which no man could shut [1600-1900].
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name." [Revelation 3:7-8]
Never was there seen such a moving of God's Spirit circling the globe of this Earth in a movement from the east to the west. Never was there such an exciting and fascinating time! Never was there so much interest by so many of God's creation concerning the proceedings going on in the world in the hearts and minds of men.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ was literally going to the four quarters of the Earth with a resounding boom! Even the Devil, old Satan himself, had more than a passing interest in these proceedings. Satan's anger over losing the souls of men by the droves to the Son of God during this Philadelphia period had caused him to kick and fuss and work even harder against his old enemy. His enemy is THE ALMIGHTY GOD of The BOOK [The A.V.1611 Bible].
Remember, the Authorized Version of 1611, or any edition, thereof [1613,1644, 1676, 1680, 1701, 1769] is God's pure word preserved for us today.
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