Honoring The Sabbath

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, Exodus 20:8.

To honor the Sabbath, as being of God’s handiwork.

We met together as believers in Christ to honor the Sabbath. It was five o’clock on the evening of a Friday. I began reading God’s Holy Word.

Genesis 1:5, “Evening came and then morning: the first day.”
Genesis 1:8, “Evening came and then morning: the second day.”
Genesis 1:13, “Evening came and then morning: the third day.”
Genesis 1:19, “Evening came and then morning: the fourth day.”
Genesis 1:23, “Evening came and then morning: the fifth day.”
Genesis 1:31, “Evening came and then morning: the sixth day.”
Genesis 2:1-3, “1 So the heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed. 2 By the seventh day God completed His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. 3 God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, for on it He rested from His work of creation.”

At the beginning of this darkened Friday morning, just as it occurs each day, darkness began turning into dawn. Then, dawn turned into daylight; daylight turned into dusk; and, as we were reading God’s Holy Word, dusk began turning into darkness. In our presence, Sabbath began to grace us, and everybody else in our community. Sabbath would continue until sundown on Saturday. In our group we were experiencing a true “Shabbat Shalom,” which means in Hebrew, “sabbath of peace.”

During our time of honoring the Sabbath, we participated in a Passover meal, as described in Matthew 26:17-30. We continued with a discussion of Matthew 5:17, as our Lord said, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.” The Law was fulfilled in Christ: “It is finished” (John 19:30). In Galatians 3:24, we see the purpose of the Law: “Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.”

During this time of of honoring the Sabbath, we discussed true worship. Our scripture text was taken from John’s Gospel, Chapter 4. We discussed the encounter of the Samaritan woman with Christ, verses 19-24., The topic was worship. The woman pointed out the differences of worship between Jews and Samaritans; she said that Jews worshiped at the temple in Jerusalem, but Samaritans worshiped elsewhere (John 4:20). So, the woman was saying, “what gives?” (mine). Our Lord gave a simple answer to the woman. The Samaritan woman had addressed times, days, and places of worship. Plain and simple, Christ said in verse 24, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” In AD 70, the temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed, so that would take care of the “time, day, and place situation.” Christ added that true worship is that of “spirit and truth.” It is a worship that includes, “all that we are,” for “all that God is.” Note that “God is Spirit,” and not “a spirit.” If God were, “a spirit,” He would be one of many spirits, of which God is not.

Remember the words,”God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.” God made the seventh day. God made the seventh day holy. I choose to honor the seventh day. I try to keep every Friday free of mental conflict, and try to keep my mind on the “sure to arrive” weekly Sabbath. I cherish the time of the arrival of Friday’s sunset, as I know that a “God moment” is in the making. I consider the things of Elohim/Theos and His creation week (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 1:23; John 1:1).


I worship God for all that He has done to give us the world that we are blessed to inhabit. I thank God for Christ, Who is “God with us,” (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). Maybe you will find your own way of honoring the Sabbath.

Before we go our separate ways, let us again consider honoring the Sabbath. The worshipful video that was seen in the opening of this article was
produced by George Payne. The title of the video is: Randy Spencer playing the Shofar – Song 2 – Savannah, Georgia – 2001.

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Because He Lives

“so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,” Philippians 2:10

Because He Lives

Kristin Chenoweth

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives
How sweet to hold a newborn baby
And feel the pride and joy He gives
But greater still the calm assurance
This child can face uncertain day, because He lives
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives
And then one day, I’ll cross the river
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain
And then, as death gives way to victory
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He reigns
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives
I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives

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Songwriters: Gloria Gaither / William J. Gaither

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American History And Slavery – 2

Did Christopher Columbus corrupt the Americas?

Much has been said about how Christopher Columbus corrupted the entire areas of North, Central and South America. A question should be considered, such as, “how could such a small contingent of Columbus’s guest explorers and travelers” be so successful as to ruin the lives of people, who lived as far south as the southern tip of South America, all of the way to the northern tip of Canada? Facts do not allow such a conclusion for the wicked prowess of these people who explored and settled in small coastal areas of Central and South America. Columbus never traveled to North America (USA and Canada). At the time of Columbus’s voyages, the Americas were inhabited by Indigenous Americans, descendants of Paleo-Indians who crossed Beringia from Asia to North America; such people were hardened survivors, who would not be easily manipulated by European explorers and colonists. A greater study of the peoples of the Americas that traveled from Asia to Alaska, can be found in an article that I wrote, and is located at the bottom of this page.

The following information shows pertinent information that relates to the four voyages of Columbus, to include maps that depict his areas of exploration. You will notice dates of voyages, numbers of ships, and numbers of people on each journey. One thing that you will notice is that among the people who traveled with the crews of Columbus, is that none of them were identified as being slaves.

Columbus was an Italian-born navigator sailing for the Crown of Castile (Spain) in search of a westward route to the Indies. Therefore, the colonists that Columbus took to the new world would have been primarily Catholic. In addition to this, plans were made to maintain friars and clergymen. Based on this paragraph’s information, it is easy to see why Central and South America have such a large Catholic populace.

Voyages of Christopher Columbus


From the above link, the following information was extracted.

In 1492, a Spanish-based transatlantic maritime expedition led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus encountered the Americas, continents which were virtually unknown in Europe, Asia and Africa and were outside the Old World political and economic system. The four voyages of Columbus led to the widespread knowledge that a continent existed west of Europe and east of Asia. This breakthrough in geographical knowledge inaugurated a period of exploration, conquest, colonization, biological exchange, and trans-Atlantic trade, whose effects and consequences persist to the present, and are sometimes cited as the start of the modern era.

It was long believed that Columbus had been the first European explorer to reach the Americas, but in fact he had been preceded by the Viking expedition led by Leif Erikson in the 11th century. However, Columbus’s voyages were the ones that led to ongoing European contact with the Americas.

Columbus was an Italian-born navigator sailing for the Crown of Castile (Spain) in search of a westward route to the Indies, the vaguely rumored East Asian sources of spices and other precious oriental goods obtainable only through arduous overland routes. Although he did not realize it, this search failed when he encountered the New World between Europe and Asia. Columbus made a total of four voyages to the Americas between 1492 and 1502.

At the time of Columbus’ voyages, the Americas were inhabited by Indigenous Americans, descendants of Paleo-Indians who crossed Beringia from Asia to North America.

First voyage (August 3, 1492 – March 15, 1493) Christopher Columbus, Three Ships, Ninety Sailors.

The map of Columbus’s first exploration of the Americas is shown in the following link; you will notice a pause.

Second voyage (September 24, 1493 – June 11, 1496) Columbus, Seventeen Ships, 120 Colonists,

Before he left Spain on his second voyage, Columbus had been directed by Ferdinand and Isabella to maintain friendly, even loving, relations with the natives.He set sail from Cádiz, Spain, on September 24, 1493.

The map of Columbus’s second exploration of the Americas is shown in the following link.

Third voyage (May 30, 1498 -Nov 1500), Columbus, Six Ships and The Following Individuals.

After his second journey, Columbus had requested that 330 people be sent to stay permanently (though voluntarily) on Hispaniola, all on the King’s pay. Specifically, he asked for 100 men to work as wood men soldiers and laborers, 50 farmers, 40 squires, 30 sailors, 30 cabin boys, 20 goldsmiths, 10 gardeners, 20 handymen, and 30 women. In addition to this, plans were made to maintain friars and clergymen, a physician, a pharmacist, an herbalist, and musicians for entertaining the colonists. Fearing that the King was going to restrict money allotted for wages, Columbus suggested that Spanish criminals be pardoned in exchange for a few years unpaid service in Hispaniola, and the King agreed to this. A pardon for the death penalty would require 2 years of service, and one year of service was required for lesser crimes. They also instructed that those who had been sentenced to exile would also be redirected to be exiled in Hispaniola.

The map of Columbus’s third exploration of the Americas is shown in the following link.

Fourth voyage (May 12, 1502 – November 7, 1504) Columbus, Four Ships, and 147 men.

The map of Columbus’s fourth exploration of the Americas is shown in the following link.

Opening Video Information. The video comes from a movie that was made about World War II that was released in 1945.

U.S. Marines on Parade in Dress Blues

An excerpt from the 1942 movie, To The Shores Of Tripoli with Randolph Scott and John Payne.

Please read the following article, which discusses the journeys of those peoples whom would travel from Asia to Alaska, and would settle the Americas.

The Making Of America – 2 – Native Americans (?) – They Came Here Too!


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American History And Slavery – Part 1

“The Spanish, Portuguese and English were co-conspirators in what we would now consider a crime against humanity.” 

The above, and following quote, come from the article on slavery that follows the American History Timeline.

“To ignore what had been happening with relative frequency in the broader Atlantic world over the preceding 100 years or so understates the real brutality of the ongoing slave trade, of which the 1619 group were undoubtedly a part, and minimizes the significant African presence in the Atlantic world to that point,” Guasco explains. “People of African descent have been ‘here’ longer than the English colonies.”


Scroll down on the following link to “American History Timeline” to see the following dates, which are printed below the link.


American History Timeline  

1001 Leif Ericson explores North America        
1492 Christopher Columbus discovers America        
1497 John Cabot claims North America for England        
1501 Amerigo Vespucci explores the coast of South America        
1519 Ferdinand Magellan is the first to go around the world
Alonzo de Pineda explores gulf Coast of America        
1524 Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Bay        
1528 Panfilo de Narvaez conquers Cuba and explores Florida
Alvar Cabeza de Vaca explores Texas, Arizona and New Mexico        
1534 Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River        
1539 Hernando de Soto explores south-eastern North America        
1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado explores south-western North America
Discovery of the Grand Canyon by Garcia Lopez de Cardenas        
1541 Francisco Vásquez de Coronado explores Kansas        
1542 Cabrillo explores and discovers the Californian coast
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers San Diego Bay, California        
1559 Tristan de Luna explores North America        
1563 Francisco de Ibarra explores New Mexico        
1576S ir Martin Frobisher explores Baffin Bay and the Hudson Strait        
1577 Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the world – December 13 1577 to September 26 1580        
1584 Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe (both in the service of Sir Walter Raleigh) explore the coast of North Carolina        
1585 March 25: Walter Raleigh receives the patent to explore and settle in North America
June: Walter Raleigh’s fleet of seven vessels under Richard Grenville and Ralph Lane, with 108 men, reach Roanoke Island
June 4: Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh        
1598 Juan de Archuleta explores Colorado        
1607 Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown        
1609 Henry Hudson explores North eastern North America including the Hudson River

Go down 167 years to when the thirteen British Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. The following is a list of the thirteen colonies. (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia) https://www.history.com/topics/colonial-america/thirteen-colonies

1776 July 4. Thomas Jefferson presents the United States Declaration of Independence


America’s History Of Slavery Began Long Before Jamestown 1619

The following information was extracted from a much larger article from the following link.


In late August 1619, the White Lion, an English privateer commanded by John Jope, sailed into Point Comfort and dropped anchor in the James River. Virginia colonist John Rolfe documented the arrival of the ship and “20 and odd” Africans on board. His journal entry is immortalized in textbooks, with 1619 often used as a reference point for teaching the origins of slavery in America. But the history, it seems, is far more complicated than a single date.

It is believed the first Africans brought to the colony of Virginia, 400 years ago this month (August 26, 2019), were Kimbundu-speaking peoples from the kingdom of Ndongo, located in part of present-day Angola.

As noted by Rolfe, when the White Lion arrived in what is now present-day Hampton, Virginia, the Africans were offloaded and “bought for victuals.” Governor Sir George Yeardley and head merchant Abraham Piersey acquired the majority of the captives, most of whom were kept in Jamestown, America’s first permanent English settlement.

The arrival of these “20 and odd” Africans to England’s mainland American colonies in 1619 is now a focal point in history curricula. The date and their story have become symbolic of slavery’s roots, despite captive Africans likely being present in the Americas in the 1400s and as early as 1526 in the region that would become the United States.

Some experts, including Michael Guasco, a professor at Davidson College and author of Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World, caution about placing too much emphasis on the year 1619.

“To ignore what had been happening with relative frequency in the broader Atlantic world over the preceding 100 years or so understates the real brutality of the ongoing slave trade, of which the 1619 group were undoubtedly a part, and minimizes the significant African presence in the Atlantic world to that point,” Guasco explains. “People of African descent have been ‘here’ longer than the English colonies.”

European trade of enslaved Africans began in the 1400s.

Africans also played a role in England’s early colonization efforts. Enslaved Africans may have been on board Sir Francis Drake’s fleet when he arrived at Roanoke Island in 1586.

“The English took note of their fellow Europeans’ role in enslavement and the slave trade,” says Mark Summers, a public historian at Jamestown Rediscovery. In the context of the broader Atlantic world, the colony and institution of slavery developed from a chain of events involving multiple actors.

While Heywood and Thornton acknowledge that 1619 remains a key date for slavery in America, they also argue that focusing too much on the first enslaved people at Jamestown can distort our understanding of history.

In 1619, slavery, as codified by law, did not yet exist in Virginia or elsewhere in places that would later become the United States.

As Guasco puts it, “The Spanish, Portuguese and English were co-conspirators in what we would now consider a crime against humanity.”

America History And Slavery – Part 2 will provide additional information that will help us to understand the facts of slavery, as it was introduced into the Americas.

The video was that of Prestonwood Baptist Church


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I. Dispensations.

A. “A dispensation is a period of time during which man is tested in respect of obedience to some specific revelation of the will of God.”

B. http://biblecentre.org/content.php?mode=7&item=814

II. The Seven Dispensations

A. In the Scofield Bible seven dispensations are addressed: (1) The Dispensation of Innocency: before the Fall; (2) The Dispensation of Conscience: before the Flood; (3) The Dispensation of Human Government; (4) The Dispensation of Promise: from the calling of Abraham until Mt. Sinai; (5) The Dispensation of the Law: from Mt. Sinai to the cross of Christ; (6) The Dispensation of Grace: from the cross of Christ to the Second Advent; (7) The Dispensation of the Kingdom: the Millennium.

B. https://www.the-highway.com/Scofield.html

III. The Dispensation of the Kingdom: the Millennium (7).

A. Revelation 20:4. Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

B. The seventh and final dispensation brings about the culmination of life on Earth and the closest thing yet to how God really wanted to live with us on this planet. As its name suggests, the Millennial Kingdom of Christ will last for 1,000 years. The Millennial Kingdom is the seventh dispensation (Revelation 20:1-10). https://www.gotquestions.org/dispensation-of-Millennial-Kingdom.html

C. The Kingdom Age (The thousand year Millennium) begins at the end of the Tribulation, when the surviving Jews who were left behind from the rapture of the church, call on Christ in faith to save them from total annihilation from the forces of the world which are attacking Jerusalem (Zech 12:8-11; Matt 24:29-31). Accompanying Christ, as He descends from Heaven to save Israel, will be angels and the resurrected and raptured believers in Christ (Zech 14:1-5, 9; Rev 19:11-21).

D. The Gospel of the Kingdom (Matt 24:14) is not the same as, or identical to, the Gospel of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ (1 Cor 15:1-8). The Gospel of the Kingdom, relates to life in the Kingdom and, will be preached unto the whole world during the Tribulation, and then Christ will return for the Battle of Armageddon (Rev 16:13-16). Just as John the Baptist told the Jews in Matt 3:2, ““Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” Christ began to teach about the Kingdom, as was written in Matt 4:17, “From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” In the Tribulation, Jews that accept Christ as Messiah, will do as Christ instructed His disciples in Matt 10:7, “And as you go, preach, saying,‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” It is reasonable to think that Tribulation born again Gentiles will also tell others about the Gospel of the Kingdom, which will include a teaching about Christ as being Messiah. Such teaching may come from articles such as this one, from teachings on video tapes, and from Bibles and Christian books that may survive the persecution of the forces of the antichrist, and the judgments of the Tribulation. A prophecy to Jews from the Prophet Joel in 800 B.C. will also enter the arena of thought. The work of the Holy Spirit in 30 A.D. reaffirmed Joel’s prophecy to Jews who were in Jerusalem for the annual Feast of Pentecost. Both of those passages tell of the work of the Holy Spirit that will take place in the Tribulation.

1. Joel 2:28-32.

The Promise of the Spirit
28 “It will come about after this
That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy,
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.
29 “Even on the male and female servants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

The Day of the Lord
30 “I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,
Blood, fire and columns of smoke.
31 “The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood
Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.
32 “And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Will be delivered;
For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
There will be those who escape,
As the Lord has said,
Even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.

2. Acts 2:16-21

16 but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:

17 ‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
And your young men shall see visions,
And your old men shall dream dreams;
18 Even on My bondslaves, both men and women,
I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit
And they shall prophesy.
19 ‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above
And signs on the earth below,
Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
20 ‘The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood,
Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.
21 ‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

3. Note. Joel 2:28-32. See Introduction: Interpretive Challenges; see notes on Acts 2:16–21. (MacArthur Study Bible note.)
Some have viewed the phenomena of Acts 2 and the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 as the fulfillment of the Joel passage, while others have reserved its fulfillment to the final Day of the LORD only—but clearly Joel is referring to the final terrible Day of the LORD. The pouring out of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was not a fulfillment, but a preview and sample of the Spirit’s power and work to be released fully and finally in the Messiah’s kingdom after the Day of the LORD. See note on Acts 2:16–21. (MacArthur Study Bible note.)

4. Note. Acts 2:16–21 See Introduction to Joel: Interpretive Challenges; see notes on Joel 2:28–32. Joel’s prophecy will not be completely fulfilled until the millennial kingdom. But Peter, by using it, shows that Pentecost was a pre-fulfillment, a taste of what will happen in the millennial kingdom when the Spirit is poured out on all flesh (cf. 10:45). (MacArthur Study Bible note.)

5. Note. “Day of the Lord.” The future “Day of the Lord,” which unleashes God’s wrath, falls into two parts: 1) the end of the 7-year tribulation period (cf. Rev. 19:11–21), and 2) the end of the Millennium. These two are actually 1,000 years apart, and Peter refers to the end of the 1,000-year period in connection with the final “Day of the Lord” (cf. 2 Pet. 3:10; Rev. 20:7–15). Here, Paul refers to that aspect of the “Day of the Lord,” which concludes the tribulation period. “a thief in the night.” This phrase is never used to refer to the rapture of the church. It is used of Christ’s coming in judgment on the day of the Lord at the end of the 7 year tribulation which is distinct from the rapture of the church (see note on 4:15) and it is used of the judgment that concludes the Millennium (2 Pet. 3:10). (MacArthur Study Bible note)

E. “Of that day and hour, no one knows” (Matt 24:36), is a verse that relates to the second coming of Christ at the end of the Tribulation. The context of Matt 24:36 does not allow it to refer to the rapture of the church (1 Cor 15:50-54) but, it is true that no one knows the day or hour that Christ will return in the air to catch up His born again believers (1 Thes 4:16-17), and take them to Heaven with Him (John 14:2,3,6).

F. Key to a proper understanding of the Kingdom Age is that, “not until Christ takes His rightful position on His rightful throne in Jerusalem,” will the Kingdom Age be established (Rev 19:16; Zech 14:9). “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in Heaven” (Matt 6:9-10) refers to the Kingdom Age.

G. The Kingdom is a promise from God to Jews, as it is written in the (1) Abrahamic Covenant (Gen 12:1-3, 13:15, 15:18-21, 17:5); in the (2) Davidic Covenant (2 Sam 7:8-16; 1 Chron 17:11-14; 2 Chron 6:16); and in the words of the (3) Jewish prophets (Isa 9:7; Jer 33:14; Ezek 37:24; Dan 2:44, 4:3, 4:34, 6:26, 7:14, 7:18; Oba 1:21; Mic 4:8). The Gospels, which are also Old Testament books, continue with teachings on the Kingdom; i.e.; Matt 3:2, “the Kingdom of God is at hand;” 4:23, “Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom;” 10:7, “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand;” 13:11, “Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.” (Christ allowed His disciples to know things that other Jews were not able to discern.)

H. The “mysteries of the Kingdom,” as stated in Matt 13:11, is key to an understanding of the Kingdom Age; many facts were written by the Old Testament writers. But, Christ taught things about the Kingdom that were not taught until He came into the world as, “Immanuel, God with us;” (Matt 1:23). A key example of a “mystery” is found in 1 Cor 2:7, “but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory.” Consider the Ryrie Study Bible note. “mystery.” The gospel Paul proclaimed, which is understood only by divine revelation.”

I. Consider a major reason that we are not in the Kingdom now. The Jewish prophet Isaiah stated why we are not in the Kingdom, now?

1. Consider Isaiah 2:3-4. Can we read those verses and conclude that we are in the Kingdom, now?

3 And many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
That He may teach us concerning His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.”
For the law will go forth from Zion
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 And He will judge between the nations,
And will render decisions for many peoples;
And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not lift up sword against nation,
And never again will they learn war.

2. Consider Isaiah 11:6-7. Can we read those verses and conclude that we are in the Kingdom, now?

6 And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little boy will lead them.
7 Also the cow and the bear will graze,
Their young will lie down together,
And the lion will eat straw like the ox.

J. Christ explained to His disciples in His Mount of Olivet discourse in Matt 24-25, of the time that He will sit on His earthly throne. Matt 25:31. “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory” (Consider also: Zech 14:1-5, 9; Matt 19:28; Acts 2:30; Rev 19:14, 20:4).

K. We are not in the Kingdom. The church will not usher in the Kingdom. Only the return of Christ, at the end of the Tribulation, will bring about the Kingdom (Matt 24:29-31).

L. At the end of the Kingdom, Christ will turn over the Kingdom to “God the Father.”

a. 1 Cor 15:24, “then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.”

b. Consider the comment of the MacArthur Study note: “He delivers the kingdom to God.” In the culmination of the world’s history, after Christ has taken over the restored world for His Father and reigned for 1,000 years, all things will be returned to the way they were designed by God to be in the sinless glory of the new heavens and new earth (see Rev. 21, 22).

IV. Dispensation Of Study.

A. The direction of Biblical study in my articles leads to the seventh dispensation, the Kingdom dispensation, Revelation 20:4.

B. Equipping Blog has been, and will continue to be, the platform that I use for publishing articles that relate to the Kingdom, and maters that relate to the Kingdom.

V. Video Information

A. What is the good news of the millennial kingdom?

B. John Ankerberg Show

C. From the series “Revelation: The Last Words of Jesus” featuring very special guests Dr. Ron Rhodes, Dr. Ed Hindson, and, Dr. Mark Hitchcock.

D. Credentials of the guest, and speakers, of the video can be seen on my Page, About Sources.

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The Declaration Of Independence

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The song “God Bless The U.S.A.”, sung by Lee Greenwood is copyrighted by UMG.

“We Will Never Forget” 9/11/2001. Billie Pirtle.
A tribute to all the innocent men, women, and children that died in the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. God bless the victims of September 11…not just today, but always! God bless the United States Of America.

On 911 America prayed for New York. NYPD, NYFD, EMS, Citizens, Families and Survivors. New York was One!

The Declaration Of Independence

The identification, “Fourth of July” muddies the waters of blood that many colonists shed as they fought to free these first citizens of the United States of America from the tyranny that was coming at the hands of the King of England. The correct term that should be used is “Independence Day.” It was a declaration that started our nation on the road to being the most prosperous nation that the world has ever known. It is the Judaeo-Christian mindset that has made our nation the strongest nation in the world. There is a Bible verse that has been a driving force for our nation to support God’s Chosen People of the Nation of Israel. Genesis 12:3:

“And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

The United States of America was commissioned by God to protect “His Chosen People.” Deuteronomy 14:2:

“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”

The United States of America is the only nation in the world that has held strong in its protection and support of Israel. The countries of the United Nations have consistently opposed “God’s Chosen People.”

United Nations Resolutions

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a number of resolutions saying that the strategic relationship with the United States encourages Israel to pursue aggressive and expansionist policies and practices.[3] The 9th Emergency Session of the General Assembly was convened at the request of the Security Council when the United States blocked efforts to adopt sanctions against Israel.[4] The United States responded to the frequent criticism from UN organs by adopting the Negroponte doctrine of opposing any Security Council resolutions criticizing Israel that did not also denounce Palestinian militant activity.


The Declaration of Independence Statement

The Declaration of Independence was the first formal statement by a nation’s people asserting their right to choose their own government.

When armed conflict between bands of American colonists and British soldiers began in April 1775, the Americans were ostensibly fighting only for their rights as subjects of the British crown. By the following summer, with the Revolutionary War in full swing, the movement for independence from Britain had grown, and delegates of the Continental Congress were faced with a vote on the issue. In mid-June 1776, a five-man committee including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin was tasked with drafting a formal statement of the colonies’ intentions. The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence—written largely by Jefferson—in Philadelphia on July 4, a date now celebrated as the birth of American independence.


The Declaration of Independence – Transcript

In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.


Grievances continue in the above transcript, but are also shown in the following link.


The grievances/complaints was a section from the Declaration of Independence where the colonists listed their problems with the British government, specifically George III. The United States Declaration of Independence contains 27 grievances against the decisions and actions of George III of Great Britain. Historians have noted the similarities with John Locke’s works and the context of the grievances.[1] Historical precedents such as Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights 1689 had established the principle that the King was not to interfere with the Rights of Englishmen held by the people. In the view of the American colonies, the King had opposed the very purpose of government by opposing laws deemed necessary for the public good.[2]


The formation of our nation was costly in deaths, injuries, and colonists being taken captive. The colonists were fighting for freedom from a tyrant nation; they also wanted to be free and to have rights that would be guaranteed as civil liberties. There was no paycheck for the colonists; there were no widows’ pensions

The Thirteen Colonies

The 13 colonies (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia) came together to form the United States.


Colonists Serving, Killed, Wounded

How many soldiers served in the war?

Over the course of the war, about 231,000 men served in the Continental Army, though never more than 48,000 at any one time, and never more than 13,000 at any one place. The sum of the Colonial militias numbered upwards of 145,000 men. France also dispatched a substantial force to North America beginning in 1779, with more than 12,000 soldiers and a substantial fleet joining the Colonial Americans by wars end.

At its peak, the British Army had upwards of 22,000 men at its disposal in North America to combat the rebellion. An additional 25,000 Loyalists, faithful to Great Britain, participated in the conflict as well. Nearly 30,000 German auxiliaries, or Hessians, were hired out by German princes and served alongside the British for the duration of the war.

How many were killed or wounded?

Throughout the course of the war, an estimated 6,800 Americans were killed in action, 6,100 wounded, and upwards of 20,000 were taken prisoner. Historians believe that at least an additional 17,000 deaths were the result of disease, including about 8,000–12,000 who died while prisoners of war.

Unreliable imperial data places the total casualties for British regulars fighting in the Revolutionary War around 24,000 men. This total number includes battlefield deaths and injuries, deaths from disease, men taken prisoner, and those who remained missing.

Approximately 1,200 Hessian soldiers were killed, 6,354 died of disease, and another 5,500 deserted and settled in America afterward.


Today’s Opposition To The Declaration Of Independence

There are people today who say that the colonists should not have declared their independence from Great Britain. However, as we look around the world today, we can find no nation that matches the United States of America, in regard to personal freedom, economic opportunity or military protection. Consider World War II. Had it not been for the intervention of the United States of America into the Second World War, Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito would have taken freedom from the nations of the world, and then from the United States. Many of today’s nations, who are vocal adversaries of the United States, would be under the control of the axis powers of World War II, that were defeated, due to the Americans who fought and died for world freedom.

Let’s Roll

09.21.01: The final call from Flight 93
CBS News

Cynthia Bowers talks to operator Lisa Jefferson, who took the final call from United Flight 93. She recalls her conversation with passenger Todd Beamer. (This report was from a DVD included with the tenth anniversary edition of the CBS News/Simon & Schuster book, “What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures, and Video.”)

Todd Beamer’s last known words, “Let’s Roll.”

It is because of the Colonists’ decision to defy Great Britain, that we are Americans. It is because we are Americans that 9-11 happened. The United States of America is still under attack by enemies, “foreign and domestic.” We must have the resolve of the Colonists of 1776.

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Translation Considerations

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Please read this article very carefully.

“The New American Standard Bible (NASB) translation was chosen for this, and other studies, because of two main reasons. First, the NASB capitalizes the first letter of pronouns that address God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit); not all Bible translations show that same respect for God. Second, the NASB has a history of correctness in translation.”

Please remember that I am explaining something that is important to me, about the way that I write and my convictions about honoring God. Everybody has their own way of writing. I am glad that we all have our own ways of expressing our thoughts and convictions. But, this memo is about me, and about my thought processes in writing.

My first Bible was a KJV. The first scripture that I memorized was Matthew 28:18-20. “18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 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 always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”… Of course, we don’t say, “ye,” in today’s world, but it’s okay. But, in time I learned that unto “the end of the world,” was incorrect. The correct statement is: [of the age.”αἰῶνος 165: a space of time, an age.]

Walvoord Commentary states: “the end of the present age,” which would culminate in His coming for them.

There are two passages that correctly relate to worldly destruction (Matt 28:20), and also to newness. One precedes the other, at the end of the Millennium, and preceding the eternal state of the New Heaven, New Earth and New Jerusalem (Rev 21:1-2).

2 Peter 3:10 (NASB) A New Heaven and Earth. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

Revelation 21:1-3 (NASB) The New Heaven and Earth. 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.

In Matt 28:20, The KJV indicates an ending of all of the world, to include our solar system, with its sun, moon, stars, planets, etc.; and the universe, with all of its galaxies. But, as we have seen there will be a destruction of the old, followed by the new, with the “new Jerusalem” having already been in existence, hovering above the earth, where Christ made it to be a place for His believers that He will take with Him at the time of the Rapture (John 14:2,3,6).

I have a Nave’s KJV Study Bible, that has “a gazillion” notes, and has a glossary of archaic words that also shows current-day word meanings. One of the archaic words that comes from the KJV is found in 2 Kings 18:27, “But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?”… I don’t know about you, but there is now way that I would read that KJV translated verse to my child, or in a church gathering. There are many other such archaic words that are not otherwise used in today’s world. The purpose of the KJV1611 was to put the scriptures in the language of the common person. Today, we don’t speak A.D. 1611 English. We don’t say, “betwixt me and thee,” (Gen 26:28). We don’t say, “froward”, which means “eager”, “hastening” (Gal 2:10).

A clear account of the resurrection of Christ is essential to having an understanding of all of the Bible. We will consider the following accounts (plural) of the resurrection of our Lord, and of the great commission. We will consider the account of Matthew and the accounts (plural) of Mark. It is clear that the KJV shows two accounts of the resurrection and great commission.

Resurrection Differing Accounts.

Matthew 28:1-8 Resurrection. One Account (NASB). 1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. 6 He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. 7 Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.” 8 And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples.

Mark 16:1-8 Resurrection. First Account (KJV). 1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

Mark 16:9-13 Resurrection. Second Account (KJV). 9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. 10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. 12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. 13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.

Great Commission Differing Accounts.

Great Commission. Matthew 28:16-20 (NASB). In Scripture context.

16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Great Commission. Mark 16:14-15 (KJV). First Account. Consistent with Scripture context.

14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Great Commission. Mark 16:16-18 (KJV). Second Account. Inconsistent with Scripture context.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Notes on differing translations on the resurrection of Christ and on the great commission.

Mark 16:9–20 MacArthur Study Bible note. The external evidence strongly suggests these verses were not originally part of Mark’s gospel (MacArthur Study Bible note).

Mark 16:15-16 Similar to Matthew’s account of the Great Commission, with the added contrast of those who have been baptized (believers) with those who refuse to believe and are condemned. Even if v. 16 is a genuine part of Mark’s gospel, it does not teach that baptism saves, since the lost are condemned for unbelief, not for not being baptized (see note on Acts 2:38) (MacArthur Study Bible note).

Mark 16:17-18 These signs were promised to the apostolic community (Matt. 10:1; 2 Cor. 12:12), not all believers in all ages (cf. 1 Cor. 12:29, 30). All (with the exception of drinking poison) were experienced by some in the apostolic church and reported in Scripture (e.g., Acts 28:5), but not afterward (cf. v. 20) (MacArthur Study Bible note).

Mark 16:9-20 Ryrie Study Bible note. These verses do not appear in two of the most trustworthy mss. of the NT, though they are part of many other mss. and versions. If they are not a part of the genuine text of Mark, the abrupt ending at verse 8 is probably because the original closes verses were lost. The doubtful genuineness of verses 9-20 makes it unwise to build a doctrine, or base an experience on them (esp vv 16-18).

Mark 16:16 Ryrie Study Bible note. “baptized.” This may be a reference to the baptism of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:13). If this refers to water baptism, notice that it is unbelief, not failure to be baptized, that condemns. Water baptism does not save.

Mark 16:16 My note. “baptized.” The words of Christ are clear in John 3:3-8, that one must be born again to be saved. In John 3:16-18, it is belief vs unbelief that determines salvation. If we have been born again, we believe. If we believe, we have been born again.

Mark 16:18 Ryrie Study Bible note. The NT records no instance of anyone drinking poison without harm.

Differing of translations of the woman caught in adultery.

John 7:53–8:11 This section dealing with the adulteress most likely was not a part of the original contents of John (MacArthur Study Bible note). My note. KJV makes no comment on this passage. NKJV, NASB, NIV, ESV have comments that agree with the MacArthur note.

The purpose of the Bible is to glorify God through our reading of His Word, with understanding. Rev 1:3,”Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.” In order for us to honor God in the reading of His Word, we must give honor to God in the way that His Name is written. We must never write the Name of God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), or pronouns that refer to God, without capitalizing the first letter of such names, or words. Consider, and compare Rev 21:3 in NASB and KJV.

Revelation 21:3 (NASB) 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them.

Revelation 21:3 King James Version (KJV) 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

These two translations of Rev 21:3 make my point of why I use the NASB in my articles. In the KJV translation, a capital letter is not used in the first letter of the pronouns that refer to God.

The Bible has been translated into many languages from its original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. The Latin Vulgate translation was dominant in Western Christianity through the Middle Ages. Since then, the Bible has been translated into many more languages. English Bible translations also have a rich and varied history of more than a millennium.

Vulgate, (from the Latin editio vulgata: “common version”), Latin Bible used by the Roman Catholic Church, primarily translated by St. Jerome. In 382 Pope Damasus commissioned Jerome, the leading biblical scholar of his day, to produce an acceptable Latin version of the Bible from the various translations then being used. His revised Latin translation of the Gospels appeared about 383. Using the Septuagint Greek version of the Old Testament, he produced new Latin translations of the Psalms (the so-called Gallican Psalter), the Book of Job, and some other books. Later, he decided that the Septuagint was unsatisfactory and began translating the entire Old Testament from the original Hebrew versions, a process that he completed about 405. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Vulgate

In the following link is a list of the English language translations of the Bible. These translations followed the Latin Vulgate. Notice that the first translation into English was handwritten by John Wycliffe.
The first hand-written English language Bible manuscripts were produced in the 1380’s AD by John Wycliffe, an Oxford professor, scholar, and theologian. Wycliffe, (also spelled “Wycliff” and, “Wyclif”), was well-known throughout Europe for his opposition to the teaching of the organized Church, which he believed to be contrary to the Bible. With the help of his followers, called the Lollards, and his assistant Purvey, and many other faithful scribes, Wycliffe produced dozens of English language manuscript copies of the scriptures. They were translated out of the Latin Vulgate, which was the only source text available to Wycliffe. The Pope was so infuriated by his teachings and his translation of the Bible into English, that 44 years after Wycliffe had died, he ordered the bones to be dug-up, crushed, and scattered in the river! https://www.greatsite.com/timeline-english-bible-history/index.html

In this article, I will show that the King James Bible was not the first English translation of the Bible, and that The KJV 1611 translation of John 3:16 may be difficult for some to read, as follows, which comes from the Greatsite.com link.1st Ed. King James (1611):

“For God so loued the world, that he gaue his only begotten Sonne: that whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue euerlasting life.”

In 1611 AD, the King James Bible was printed; Originally with All 80 Books. The Apocrypha was Officially Removed in 1885 Leaving Only 66 Books. If the KJV 1611 translation was the best translation of all translations, why was any part of it removed?

King James was not a nice man, yet he chose the translators of the KJV1611. It would be like a President of today, who was also not a nice man, “who supported the killing of unborn babies, sanctioned same-sex marriage, opposed Israel and our national borders,” yet would chose writers for a Bible translation.

Consider this following article about the brutality of King James (See the link below the following two paragraphs.).

One of the most active centres of witch-hunting was Scotland, where perhaps �4,000 people were consigned to the flames – �a striking number for such a small country, �and more than double the execution rate in England. The ferocity of these persecutions can be attributed to the most notorious royal witch-hunter: King James VI of Scotland, who in 1603 became James I of England.

James was so appalled when he heard such tales that he decided to personally superintend the interrogations. He had one of the main suspects, Agnes Sampson, brought to Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh so that he could question her himself. When she “stood stiffly in denial” of the charges against her, she “had all her hair shaved off, in each part of her body, and her head thrawn [wrenched] with a rope according to the custom of that country, being a pain most grievous”. All of this continued for an hour, while the king looked on with “great delight”.


Consider King James and the KJV. King James gave the translators instructions that were intended to ensure that the new version would conform to the ecclesiology of the Church of England, and would reflect the episcopal structure of the Church of England (from following information).

In January 1604, King James convened the Hampton Court Conference, where a new English version was conceived in response to the problems of the earlier translations perceived by the Puritans, a faction of the Church of England. James gave the translators instructions intended to ensure that the new version would conform to the ecclesiology of, and reflect the episcopal structure of, the Church of England and its belief in an ordained clergy. The translation was done by 6 panels of translators (47 men in all, most of whom were leading biblical scholars in England) who had the work divided up between them: the Old Testament was entrusted to three panels, the New Testament to two, and the Apocrypha to one. In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from Greek, the Old Testament from Hebrew and Aramaic, and the Apocrypha from Greek and Latin. In the Book of Common Prayer (1662), the text of the Authorized Version replaced the text of the Great Bible for Epistle and Gospel readings (but not for the Psalter, which substantially retained Coverdale’s Great Bible version), and as such was authorized by Act of parliament.

A Bible translator has a special calling from God, with the most important calling, “of being born again.” It is hard to imagine that the chosen translators of the KJV writing team were all born again believers in Christ. Also, it is hard to imagine that in the minds of the translators that there was no thought of Kingly repercussion for a Bible that would not meet the King’s demand that: “the KJV Bible would conform to the ecclesiology of the Church of England.”

I must identify certain facts about the KJV1611, of which few would be able to read and understand in today’s world. Consider the following: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1-John-Chapter-1_Original-1611-KJV/ This is the text and a scan of the actual, original, first printing of the 1611 King James Version, the ‘HE’ Bible, for 1 John Chapter 1. The KJV does not get more original or authentic than this. View 1 John Chapter 1 as text-only. Click to switch to the standard King James Version of 1 John Chapter 1 https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/King-James-Bible-English/

In the above link you will see updates of the KJV: (1) The 1611 original (with Gothic type): (see entire chapter) (2) A 1833 copy of a 1617 version (with Roman folio letters): (3) A 1900-1970 Cambridge Edition of King James Bible (based on 1769 version).

The KJV1611 Bible is said to be the most correct translation of all other translations. If this is correct, why were updates added to the KJV1611, which would change the 1611 text? There are international versions of the KJV, which make them not, “the 1611 text.” There is no word for word translation, for all words that are contained in the KJV, or in any other Bible translation. We can’t have it both ways. Either people who do not speak English must learn English, and purchase an English language KJV to read, or they will not be reading the “perfect and original Bible translation,” as many give credit to the KJV1611.

Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses like the KJV and ASV so much? It is because those translations use Jehovah. The NASB does not include the word “Jehovah” in its translation. There is no letter J in either the Hebrew or Greek alphabets. Consider the following information:

“Shalam to all who seek truth and understanding. We must understand and know that the letter J is the newest letter added to the English alphabet. Also we must understand that in the Latin, Greek, and the Hebrew alphabet there is no J. By us knowing this we should know that the Messiah name isn’t Jesus. Christ was a Jew (Yehudah,) from the tribe of Judah who spoke Hebrew. Please read this in depth study about the letter J, Shalam.” http://www.israelitesunite.com/the-letter-j-exposed.html

Consider the following verses:

Psalm 83:18 (KJV) That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.
Psalm 83:18 (ASV) That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah, Art the Most High over all the earth.
Psalm 83:18 (NASB) That they may know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth. https://biblehub.com/lexicon/psalms/83-18.htm “is the LORD,” יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh) 3068: the proper name of the God of Israel.

Consider the following lexicon information on Psalm 83:18, “LORD” (notice all capital letters).

“is the LORD.” יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh). 3068: the proper name of the God of Israel. from havah.

Strong’s Concordance

3068. Yhvh: the proper name of the God of Israel.
Transliteration: Yhvh
Phonetic Spelling: (yeh-ho-vaw’)
Definition: the proper name of the God of Israel

from havah. 1933b. havah
havah: to become
Definition: to become

Brown-Driver-Briggs Concordance

proper name, of deity Yahweh, the proper name of the God of Israel — (

My note. Notice that under 3068, the phonetic spelling of Yhvh is “yeh-ho-vaw’, and not “jehovah.”

My note. Notice in the video that the choir enunciates “yeh-ho-vaw”

Until about 500 years ago, there was no letter J in any alphabet. Consider the following information:

500 years ago the letter “J” did not exist in any language on this earth, so NO letter “J” 500 years ago, and NO name “Jesus” 2,000 years ago. The letter “J” is a fairly recent addition to the alphabet (around the 1500’s), and unbiased research / historical data prove it’s IMPOSSIBLE for the names JESUS or JeHoVaH to even have been on the planet back in the ancient times.


The selection of the word, “Jehovah,” in any Bible translation, is a major concern for me; the KJV and ASV both use Jehovah. The capitalizing of the first letters of pronouns that refer to God is also a great concern for me. These two factors weigh heavily in my reasoning to use the NASB for printed scriptures in my articles. The NASB has a history of correctness in translation. I am not saying that the NASB is the most correct translation.

I will continue to read my KJV, as well as the NKJV and KJ21, and other translations, such as the NLT, ESV, HCSB, but will use the NASB when I include scriptures in an article. I will also honor God with the proper spelling of His Name.

Video Details.

Lord You’re Holy | Prestonwood Baptist Church | Worship Choir & Orchestra | September 23, 2018.

Angel Lugo. Lord You’re Holy by The Prestonwood Choir & Orchestra.

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