Thursday, June 25, 2015
This article was first published in May 2009.
Tell it not
Hush it up. Keep your mouth shut. Brush it under the carpet.
Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph. 2 Sam.1: 20
It was the death of Saul that was not to be reported in Gath, one of the five chief cities of the Philistines. Neither must it be reported in Askelon, another of the five cities.
The fall of the Lord’s anointed would give much cause for rejoicing among the enemies of Israel. Saul did much that was wrong in his life and had sought to kill David through whom Christ would come. But he was the Lord’s anointed so David lamented his death and confessed how are the mighty fallen.
It was a tragic end indeed and not a matter to be spoken of before the ungodly.
God’s people would need to know of Saul’s death, for David must take the throne. They would need reminders of Saul’s treachery. Ps. 52: 1 tells us: ....A psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
When a group or circle of churches collude with each other to suppress news of disorder in their midst, cultism is established.
“Whistle-blowers” are to be regarded as enemies of God, even when they are doing no more than drawing attention to a wrong so that it might be put right. When the “whistle-blower” himself is ostracized,or threatened, wrong is allowed to continue and it may be assumed this is the preferred way.
Waymarks has sought to expose disorder among assemblies not for opportunity to crow over it but that recovery might take place. We therefore tell it forth, but not in Gath. We look not for the support of the ungodly. Neither is Waymarks published on the streets of Askelon. We do not want to hear the cheers and sneers of Philistinish women.
We tell our brethren that an assembly or certain men commit treachery in their handling of Scripture. Continuing with them is participation in their wickedness.
We tell our brethren of a church in cahoots with the whoredom of Christendom when they allow women preachers in. Or worse; when divorced and remarried people are given fellowship. And now Ecumenism rears its ugly head among us.
Paul named names. John named churches where disorder had entered and had been tolerated. This is the disciple whom Jesus loved!
The following comments are from D Cloud’s Friday Church News Notes; April 24, 20009, vol.10 Issue 17. They apply equally well in my circle of fellowship. I have therefore modified it within the square brackets.
If ever there was a time to sound forth godly warnings it is today, yet there is a growing resistance to this within the [ “Brethren”] movement. There is a neglect of clear warning about issues. Some say that it is O.K. to warn about such things as liberalism and charismaticism and ecumenism, things “out there,” but we should not criticize fellow [brethren], but where does the Bible say that [brethren] preachers are above reproof? Many would like to place such things as music and dress standards and the Bible version issue into a “peripheral” category that is off limits for warnings. The [“Brethren”] movement is a hodge-podge that envelopes much error. Within this movement there is Calvinism, Ruckmanism, modern textual criticism, Purpose Drivenism, Christian rockism, Quick Prayerism, and many other errors. The fact is that we need to pull weeds and sow seed, not one or the other, but both, and that is what we are doing. We are pulling weeds through our warning ministry and sowing seed through our missionary church planting ministry, and we intend to continue doing both by God’s grace.
For reasons outlined above, Waymarks now changes its name to The Waymarks Contender. this is the second change in its history. The first edition, in August 1993, was simply called Newsletter and continued for seven issues until a suitanle name was chosen. Numbering then started afresh.
There are those who object to any but an elite company of teachers contending for the truth. We reply with a quote we gave several years ago to one who objected to his Calvinistic views being challenged.
I quote the words of a 19th century writer, F W Grant:
[Satan] says to one person, be humble, don’t imagine that your opinion is better than anyone else’s, and to another, be charitable: good men differ about these things, and to another, don’t contend for this: you will make enemies, you will lose your friends, and to another, you are not learned: don’t occupy yourself with what requires a theologian to decide, ...and to another, surely there are mistakes in the Bible: you do not mean to contend for verbal inspiration?
The easy-going apathy of Christians is amazing, that will allow their best blessings to be stolen from under their eyes.— Taken from the STEM CD Rom; various\DIVMOV.DOC
We therefore contend with the authors of the Church Street Gospel Hall, Coventry, for a very misleading entry. On this website we read under “What we believe”, :-
The unity of the Godhead and the divine co-equality of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; the sovereignty of God in creation, providence, and redemption.
With this we heartily agree. But then at bottom of the article we find “Explanations of some difficult words” and listed is
Godhead: The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit as the three personalities of God. The Trinity.
The personality of a person is the visible aspect of his character. Those suffering from Schizophrenia are described as Bipolar and this is witnessed in their split personality.
The Church Street GH website describes God as Tripolar! One Person; three personalities. This is UNITARIANISM.
Now we hope these folk do not really mean this, but a large part of Christendom is Unitarian. A Unitarian was on the committee of the Revised Version production.
Are they at Coventry fearful of referring to the three PERSONS of the Godhead? They will need to make themselves clear. Their doctrinal statement appears very similar to that recorded by the Luton Central Baptist Church, mentioned above in the Open Air Report.
We are not surprised to read this on their website. We read in the same place their belief that God is incompetent to preserve His own word:-
“as originally given” The Bible was perfect when it came from God. As we do not now have the original manuscripts, copying errors have crept in. These variations do not affect any basic teaching.
The statement that these variations do not affect any basic teaching is a lie. Enough evidence has been shown over the last 100 years to show it to be so. There is no excuse for such ignorance.
One “basic teaching” affected is the doctrine of the Trinity. There are numerous verses which testify to the persons of the Godhead; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The strongest passage is found in 1 John 5: 7,8 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the: water, and the blood and these three agree in one.
The words underlined are missing from modern bibles. The evidence for their retention is considerable.
When men rely on perverted bibles, their theology will inevitably be defective.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Ephesians 2: 1
And you hath he quickened, who were dead….
“And you, did he quicken,when ye were dead…”. RV
“And *you*, being dead… “ JND
“and you were dead….” ESV
The mumbo jumbo preacher, reading from his AV Bible,and wanting to minister on Ephesians chapter two, said he would not further comment on the words hath he quickened because they are not found in the Greek texts.
The poor ignorant fellow was just too lazy to do his homework. Here is the Greek of the Received Text: kai umas ontas.
And here is the Greek of the Critical Text(W&H): kai umas ontas.
Yes, they are identical!
What is the problem? ontas (present active m. plural of eimi) is a defective verb and defective verbs cannot necessarily be used in any tense. Thus it could not be translated directly into English
An example of a defective verb is can. One cannot say I will can.
The AV translators, being faithful men, placed the words hath he quickened in iitalics to give ontas its intended meaning in English
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Some verses of Scripture loathed by some of the Brethren and all neo-evangelicals.
Beloved, believe not every spirit but try the spirits whether they are of God 1John 4: 1
When does one do this? When one is listening to the preacher on the platform. When one realises the man is a deceiver, though he be the very chiefest among the Brethren. When one tests his words against the Scriptures, noting he is quoting from a depraved parody of the Bible, though he read publicly from the Authorized Version at the commencement.
Thus one knows this much lauded person on the platform is false.
It is a crime amongst the Brethren to question the preacher
….ye should earnestly contend for the faith, which was once delivered unto the saints. Jude 3
Having ascertained that the man on the platform is a heretic, one vocally opposes him. At the same time ensuring the saints understand that the man is false. By so doing one will fly in the face of Brethrenism, and will receive much opprobrium.
If the preacher is “approved” by the rulers, dissenters must be punished, is the philosophy of a cult.
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness:from such withdraw thyself. 1 Timothy 6: 5
Withdraw thyself?? Well , of course, we are Brethren. This stuff cannot happen to us. We are immune!
The Brethren edict is to “love one another” make a fuss of the man who teaches you “The blood of Christ rotted on the ground at Calvary.” Be proud of the man who tells you Christ did not die for all. Learn to live with the man who teaches Christ was capable of the vilest of sins.
Or obey the Scriptures and learn to live with and for Christ. You will not be alone.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Modern English Version
The Modern English Bible was published in 2014 by Charisma House. It is the product of a group of Pentecostalists and Southern Baptists, many of whom were or are military chaplains. Copyright is held by the Military Bible Association.
The MEV is meant to be an update of the KJV Bible and therefore it follows the Received Text.
According to its preface, quoted by Mary Harwell Sayer, it was to provide an update by [American] military chaplains for the troops so they could understand the KJV better.
The target readers are millennials, (those born between 1982 and 2004) and American troops
The senior editorial adviser was Stanley M Horton, a notorious pentecostal charismatic, whose moher was “baptized in the Holy Ghost” Azusa street revival in 1906 when she was eleven years old.
Horton was the man who shaped modern pentecostal theology, which is seriously heretical.
Pentecostalism was from its outset regarded as a heretical cult.
The chief editor is J F Linzey, a Southern Baptist, and Army Chaplain and serves on the St. Elias Seminary faculty.
Linzey is described as anti-semitic on talk2action.org.
This month, May 2015, the Southern Baptist Convention lifted the bar on its missionaries speaking in tongues.(Way of Life, Friday News, 22/5/2015)
Some changes in the MEV
Deuteronomy 1: 1
These be the words which Moses spake…on this side Jordan AV
Thes are the words which Moses spoke….on the other side of the Jordan. MEV
Moses died in the wilderness. He did not cross the Jordan. The MEV denies Moses to be the writer of Deuteronomy. They place themselves among the higher critics. They deny the testimony of Christ Who attrbuted the whole Pentateuch to Moses. (Mark 12 : 26)
They describe this as an “update” of the KJV but change the words to a very opposite meaning.
See my AV Verses notes on this verse
1 Kings 14: 24
There were also sodomites in the land AV
There were also male cult prostitutes in the land MEV
The MEV alteration here does not represent the Hebrew text.
John 1: 14
The glory as of the only begotten of the Father. AV
The glory as of the only son of the Father MEV
The AV/KJV has only begotten whis is from the Received Text, monogenes
The MEV departs from the Received Text and turns the verse into a lie
Jesus Christ is not God’s only son. To as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the sons of God.His begottenness is eternal.
I found much more whilst researching this subject that fills me with disgust. Some of it I fear (at the moment) to publish RS