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Believing Bible Study in the 21st century

The Foundation Was Established

Psalm 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.

After the WAR to end all WARS, Alvin C. York, America’s all time war hero ascribed to GOD his exploit in France’s Argonne Forest in World War I.

Alvin C. York

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God In American History

Alvin C. York

The Testimony

After the WAR to end all WARS, Alvin C. York, America’s all time war hero ascribed to GOD his exploit in France’s Argonne Forest in World War I. The supernatural explanation Alvin gives is as follows:

“Some of them officers have been saying that I being a mountain boy and accustomed to woods and nature done all these things the right way jes by instinct, like an animal when it is cornered. There may be something in that. I hain’t never got much larnin’ from books, except the Bible. Maybe my instincts is more natural than of men who ain’t brunged up like I was in the woods and in the mountains. But that ain’t enough to account for the way I come out alive, with all those German soldiers and machine guns raining death on me.

I am willing to admit that maybe I had I had all the breaks, and them right. Jes the same, there was something else. There had to be something more than man power in that fight to save me. There can’t no man in the world make me believe there weren’t. And I’m a-telling you the hand of God must have been in that fight. It surely must have, been the divine power that brought me out. No other power under heaven could save a man in a place like that. Men were killed on both sides of me and all around me and I was the biggest and the most exposed of all. Jes think of them thirty machine guns raining fire on me p’int-blank from a range of only twenty-five yards and all them-there rifles and pistols besides, those bombs, and then those men that charged with fixed bayonets, and I never receiving a scratch, and bringing in one hundred and thirty-two prisioners.

I have got only one explanation to offer, and only one: without the help of God I jes couldn’t have done it. There can be no arguments about that.” Alvin sums it this way. “So I am a witness to the fact that God did help me out of that hard battle; for the bushes were shot off all around me and I never got a scratch. So you can see that God will be with you if you will only trust him and I say that He did save me --------. Now He will save you if you will only trust Him.” 1

Quotation 1. Sergeant York and the Great War, His Own Life Story and War Diary. (Originally edited by Tom Skeyhill 1930.) Edited by Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler, Mantle Ministries and The Vision Forum, Inc., 2004. Page 181-182.

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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!

Two Basic Reasons For Our Failing Our History Lesson!

The Removing Of The Anchoring Landmarks
We have steadily almost imperceptibly at times removed one by one the great principles that were part of the formulation of the United States of America.

We have been busy for generations removing the anchoring landmarks that came as a result of the revivals God blessed this country with in its early years by the preaching of the word of GOD.

We have disobeyed the commandment in Proverbs 22:28- Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.

The Departure from the BIBLE
What was the catalyst or reason for this downward spiral? Are you ready! The eyes of men everywhere had been clouded over with cataracts because of our apostasy or departure from the BIBLE … God’s word (and more exactly including the multiplicity of translations and corruption's to God's written word).
This apostasy began in America in the BIBLE SCHOOLS early in the last century (1901) when Philip Schaff (with other rank liberals who had rot-gut unbelief in God's word within their hearts) colluded with the English RV committee of 1885 (Westcott and Hort) to produce the American Standard Version (ASV), also known as the Rock of Bible Honesty by the scholars, or more accurately, by Bible believers, as a prime example of a new age version of a corrupted bible.

Baptist Heritage

It is to the Baptists ... that we owe primarily ... our religious freedom, and it is Roger Williams [of Rhode Island] in particular, that is the most important contributor of our religious freedom we enjoy in the United States of America.
The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience is the primary document, which provided the underlying principles for religious freedom, which in turn gave rise to the then future documents of The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution and The Bill Of Rights.