Pastor's Newsletter (2.14.23)
Coffee with Pastor is a weekly newsletter from Pastor Painter for the Lincoln Baptist Church
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
Praise God for His excellent Word! Have you read your Bible today? The Word of God will give you the strength you need to make it through. "Unless thy law had been my delight, I should have perished in mine affliction." (Psalm 119:92)
"The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible." – DL Moody
We had a wonderful weekend at the Lincoln Baptist Church. We kicked it off with our annual Valentine Banquet Friday Evening. Everyone seemed to have a great time. A great big thank you to Mrs. Faith and Mrs. Looper for all the work they put into cooking and decorating the fellowship hall for the event. Also thank you to everyone who was able to come out and join us for the event.
We recently started something new in our Saturday visiting time. Once a month we have scheduled what we call "Kids Visiting with Pastor" where I take all the kids old enough to go to the visitation and we go make visits together all morning. This past Saturday I had eight kids come out and we were able to make visits and see one precious soul saved!
We had great services on Sunday. We had 29 students in the adult Sunday School class with a total attendance of 151 in Sunday School. We have stopped live-streaming the Sunday School hour but you will be able to find a recording of the Sunday School lesson on Youtube here.
The new orchestra did an amazing job Sunday Night during the song service. It will be a joy to have them playing on Sunday evenings.
You might be a preacher if instead of getting "ticked off" you become "grieved in your spirit". 😂😂😂
This is a bonus thought from the Bible Study last Wednesday night. If you missed the Bible Study you can watch it here.
Wednesday night in the Bible study I focussed on the Bible and why the Devil hates it. I made the statement that we are a King James-only church and reject all other English translations of the Bible as being erroneous. This would include the so-called modernized New King James Version. Though this was mentioned in passing I did not speak much as to why we believe in the King James Bible only, I saved that for a bonus thought.
WHY DO WE ONLY USE THE KING JAMES BIBLE?
We use the King James Bible because we consider it to be a perfect translation in the English language of the Word of God. It does not to be revised or improved upon. Therefore the other "versions" that have been released after our precious King James Bible have done nothing but an attempt to add errors to that which is perfect. It is an attempt to pervert that which is true and confuse the believer about what God said.
The so-called simple revisioned has resulted in great omissions of Scripture. For example, the New Internation Version (NIV) has removed 17 verses in their entirety from the Scriptures. The New American Standard (NASV) has removed 16 verses, and the Revised Standard (RSV) has removed a whopping 25 verses. While the New King James has not omitted entire verses it has removed over 2,000 words from the Scriptures. These include the removal of the word "Lord" 66 times, and the removal of the word "God" 51 times. Are these hard words to understand? Does it help our Scripture to remove 117 references to our God? I would say it is not, rather it is an insult to the Author. It is for this reason that we reject these man-made versions of Scripture and stay with God's Word alone.
EXAMPLES OF HOW THE DEVIL USES THESE VERSIONS TO CHANGE WHAT GOD SAID
Matthew 1:25 "And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS." (KING JAMES)
"and knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name JESUS." (AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION)
“but knew her not until she had borne a son; and he called his name Jesus.” (REVISED STANDARD VERSION)
“But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.” (NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION)
If the point of a new translation is to simplify the Scriptures to make it more understandable than why would it be less clear in it's writing. Jesus was more than just a son, He was her firstborn.
Matthew 18:11 "For the son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (KING JAMES)
REMOVED (NEW AMERICAN STANDARD)
REMOVED ( NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION)
REMOVED ( NEW WORLD TRANSLATION)
Why would this verse be removed unless someone does not want people to know that Jesus came to seek and save the lost?
I Corinthians 1:18 “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (KING JAMES)
"...who are being saved..." (NIV)
"...who are being saved..." (ESV)
"...who are being saved..." (NEW KING JAMES VERSION)
These versions indicate a works salvation that is in the process of being worked out as they are "being saved".
Isaiah 14:12 "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" (KING JAMES)
How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! (NIV)
How you are fallen from heaven O Day Star, son of Dawn How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
How you have fallen from heaven, O [a]star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! (NASB)
Why did they remove the name Lucifer? The NIV uses the name Morning Star which is not even a reference to Lucifer, but rather to our precious Saviour. (Revelation 22:16) Satan has used this in his subtlety to try to have a laugh on Christians, that they would hold to a book that teaches that Jesus, the Morning Star, was kicked out of Heaven.
THIS IS WHY WE STICK WITH THE OLD BLACK BOOK THE KING JAMES BIBLE!