The Devil's Plan
"For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ." [2 Corinthians 2:17]
King James Bible Study - Help in the Time of Need
The Basic Truths Of Life!
Everyone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.
1. The Brevity Of Life
"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)
2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance
You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)
3. The Sureness Of Trouble
Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).
4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!
5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:
We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!
6. That Men Never Learn From History
We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!
7. What Should You Do?
"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart:
that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]
THE BIBLE :
Believe The BOOK!
The King James Bible
This is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .
Home In The Hills:
[Or New Jerusalem]
Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?
The Devil's Plan
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.James
The Devil: The Planter Of Doubt
Satan has a goal. He wants to maximize as much uncertainty as possible as to just what God has said to man. “And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, …” [Genesis 3:1b].
He wants to undermine your faith by planting doubt in your heart about the Bible that is in your very hands being the perfect word of God.
The Devil: The Deceiver"
He wants to use clever stratagem in talking you out of your faith in the Book, by USING the Book, yea, even QUOTING the Book itself with the smooth logic of a FOX. In the wilderness Jesus was tempted by the Devil in a piously deceptive self-serving manner.
“And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.” “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” “And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.” [Luke 4:3,6-7,9-11]
The Devil: The Liar And The Murderer
Satan is a LIAR, and a MURDERER, because Jesus Christ himself “named” him one. John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
The Devil: The Rebel
"For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the cloud: I will be like the most High."
Then the LORD GOD of the Bible returns the volley with a tremendous declaration "Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."
This was the beginning of the end for the Devil. His destination is fixed!
The Devil: Has A Goal!!!
The Devil in his anger deceives, blinds and fools the mass of humanity into believing a lie. He wants mankind to go with him into the Lake of Fire prepared at the time of "the Great White Throne Judgment."
In 2 Corinthians 4:3,4, the Holy Ghost reveals this satanic work in the minds of men. "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
He does not want you to believe this old BOOK, the AV 1611 (Authorized Version of 1611) or any revision thereof. He wants to mess with the Book. He wants to nullify it with his own subtle "corrupt" versions of the Bible.
The Apostle Paul warns us in 2 Corinthians 2:17 that there are those "which corrupt the word of God". They will do anything to keep the true written revelation of God from working in the human heart. They will do anything that would dull and make murky the deity of Jesus Christ (that He is the Son of God) or sully the propounding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The corruption of God’s BIBLE is of great interest to Satan [1 Corinthians 15:1-4].
This corruption of God's Holy Bible has been something that has been ongoing for centuries. We should be aware of this. "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices." [2 Corinthians 2:11]
This corruption of the "written word" of God has been a long battle and has been going on ever since the Devil went up to Eve to deceive her as to what God had said. "And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?"
A little play on the words here and there, and a distortion can be made as to what GOD has said. The intent is to deceive ...and to lie...and to fool...in a ploy that has been repeated untold times in order to bring Satan his joy of luring men, women, and children to their tragic ends, promised to those who reject the truth of the Bible. Read Matthew 4:1-11 for the account of "the master deceiver's" attempt to even distort the Scripture of GOD in his wilderness confrontation with Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Listen friend, how many times has the penknife of Jehudi been utilized in the last several thousand years in an effort to get rid of God's words? Jeremiah 36:23,24 "And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was in the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth."
The Devil: The Employer Of Dupes
Look what happens next!
Get rid of God's word and the heart of man is brazened in the boldness of unbelief and pride. "Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words."
Since 1881, for a little over a hundred years, Satan has employed an army of his dupes to translate from corrupt Greek texts into the English language over 200 translations of the Bible. The effect has been to bring disaster to England and America by bringing in religious apostasy. One of the members of the Lockman Foundation translation committee, Dr. Frank Logsdon, made a confession renouncing his association with the corrupt NASV translation.
Go to: The Trojan Horse
Psalm 12 ... is the promise to us!
Purified seven times ... God's word is kept in spite of men!
Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from
among the children of men.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. [Verse 2]
The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: [Verse 3]
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? [Verse 4]
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. [Verse 5]
The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. [Verse 6]
Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. [Verse 7]
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. [Verse 8]