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TODAY’S BLOG ENTRY - © - October 19, 2018
Truth that can only be found in the King James Bible #88

     Imitation of Christ is a book written by Augustinian Monk Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471). Probably completed between 1415 and 1424, it is considered a masterpiece of mystical ascetical theology.  

      The title of the book came from the Roman Catholic translation of I Corinthians 11:1, which is what you will also find in the:

---New American Standard: Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.

---New King Jimmy: Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.

      The greatest imitator of Christ is, of course, Satan, and that's a problem.  But there is more.

      The new Bible translations ascribe imitating Christ to our Apostle Paul, and nothing could be further from the truth.

     We who are mid-Acts Pauline dispensationalists know that the mystery information Christ taught Paul, Acts Chapter Nine and after, stands in stark contrast versus the kingdom teachings of Israel's Messiah.

     Those few of you who have studied enough that you know Paul very well know that Paul was not looking for imitators: 1 Timothy 1:16  Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.  He's our pattern, but we must each press on in our own service to our Lord: soldiers, not imitators.

     Opposition to mid-Acts Pauline dispensationalism is ubiquitous, as you must know, and so it should not come as a surprise to any of you that the new Bible translations would always lean away from MAD while tipping toward religion.

     It is particularly sad that the New King Jimmy is so very wrong in so very many places, and yet men who should know better...don't. There are no acceptable excuses.



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 Ignorance results when
    we choose to ignore            10/21/18


 Hell is littered with water baptized tithers…


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1 Timothy 3:16  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Ephesians 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery

Today's McNugget: We are not to be manipulated by emotions or circumstances: we are to be effectually directed by God's words, believed. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

  It shall greatly help ye to understand the Scriptures if thou mark not only what is written, but of whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goeth before and what followeth after. Coverdale

 Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth:
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  the day of the Lord                10/07/18

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