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The Birth of Jesus - The Way it Was!

From the Church Bulletin, Dec 9th, 2018

 

We entered the Biblical  "last days" when  Israel again became a nation on May 14, 1948 on the Gregorian calendar. I entered the the Gospel ministry in February of 1974.    Like most of my preacher brethren, I went off to school to prepare for the pastoral ministry.  I graduated from a denominational school, and later, from the premier Independent Baptist school of those days. Since then, I found too many of the doctrines I learned, I could not prove by the Bible.  Hence,I had to study the Scriptures to unlearn and then re-learn the truth.  I am responsible to deliver God's message from God's Word so that God's people may also see and  learn what the LORD says.

I had been teaching what I was taught and, in some cases, what I was taught did not line up with the Word of God.  The teaching (doctrine) on the Birth of Christ is one such doctrine where mistakes - I had to unlearn what I had been taught, some errors dated as far back as when I was a boy in Sunday School.  Oh, I was taught correctly on the doctrine of salvation which is extremely important; but some details of the Birth of my Saviour didn't make sense to me and were, in fact, in error. Now, in my 47th year as a preacher, I am careful to get God's message correct before I deliver it as I must give an account to Him who saved me and found me worthy of my calling. This article, or "Pondering" as we title these in our church bulletin, is one of those corrections to this particular subject, as are most of the articles on a variety of Biblical subjects on this website.  As the Lord Jesus said on one occasion:

"Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures,..."Mat 22:29

 

Mat 1:18 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost

For many years now, we have allowed tradition and the commandments of men to dictate how we live our lives throughout the year and during the various seasons.

Mat 15:9 - But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

I was taught these traditions and commandments of men as a boy, as were my parents and grandparents before me.  Unfortunately, these teachings were reinforced in Baptist Churches we and they attended.

Now, as a man, and guilty of teaching my own those things I was taught, I recognize the need to correct these errors, right the wrongs, and point out, as the Scripture says, the vanity of those times.

Ecc 11:10  - Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

I do not remember, however, the family pausing prior to these gatherings and returning thanks to the benevolent Creator who blessed us one and all.

I recall the first year that I saw “Christmas” spelled “Xmas.”  I was enraged over that, but the spiritual leaders of our family did not seem especially offended by it.  “Christmas” was about Christ’s birth – how dare they “X” His name out.  The slogan went out from churches, “Keep Christ in Christmas.”  This did not, however, affect our family’s “Holy-day get-togethers." 

I am a man now; and one that has been called of God to proclaim His Word, and His Truth and not the traditions and commandments of men.

1Co 13:11 - When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 

I have examined these traditions and commandments of men in the Light of God’s Word. Just as Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar’s son, the king of Babylon, was examined in Dan 5; vs 27 says that Belshazzar was:

“TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting."

So also, have the traditions and commandments of men been weighed in the balances of God’s Word and found wanting.  Please give the following a fair hearing and be like the Bereans in

Acts 17:11, "searching the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so."

Room does prohibit a great deal of detail in this lesson, but here it is in a nutshell!:.

King Herod issued a decree in 4 BC (Mat 2:16)  that all male children, two years and under, in and around Bethlehem should be killed.  Herod was afraid of the prophesied Christ child who would be born King of the Jews. 

Herod chose two years and under because, unbeknowned to him, the Christ Child had already been born about 18 months earlier in Bethlehem.  This was based on information Herod obtained from the Wise men – Magi who were astronomers from Babylon who had learned astronomy - hence, the Gospel in the Stars," (not astrology) passed down from Daniel about 500 years before. 

Daniel told the astronomers what to look for in the Constellations the Creator had put in the celestial heavens (Gen 1:14) for that regarding the of the Christ Child (Isa 9:6). This event would be heralded in the "Mazzaroth" (Job 38:32) also known as the Gospel in the stars.

History tells us Herod died March 14, 4 BC.  Consequently, Jesus had to be born in the year 5 or 6 BC.  Being less than 2 years of age, Herod figured that to kill all the possible future kings, he would be safe in slaughtering all children 2 and under. 

The birthplace of Christ was Bethlehem, and the year, 1 Abib, 5 BC, (Ex 12:2, 13:4, 23:15, 34:18, Deut 16:1) a date, corresponding that year to 1 April on the current Gregorian calendar.  Which happens to be the same date for Adam’s birth in 3976 BC. This is verified by the fact that Jesus, being the sacrificial Lamb of God, was born in Bethlehem, during the Spring (Seedtime-Gen 8:22 ) on the first of Abib (figured by the first new moon after the Vernal Equinox). 

Bethlehem was a center for raising sheep and providing “lambs” (baby sheep) for the sacrifice of the Feast of Passover on the 14th of Abib. (Lev 23) This lamb of the first year was to be purchased on the 10th of Abib and kept until the 14th of Abib when the sacrifice, picturing Christ, the Lamb of God, was to be slain for the sins of all people (Mat 1:21) 

Jesus then, the Lamb of God, was born in the Spring. That explains why there were no vacancies in the Inn in Bethlehem when Jesus was born, as the Jews from Jerusalem were in town to purchase their Passover lambs.

It also explains why the Bible notes the Shepherds were in the fields by night, guarding their flocks (Lk 2:8). In the same area, David, later King in Israel, was guarding his father's sheep, and killed a lion and a bear who plan to feast (in the spring) on the young and defenseless lambs.(I Sam 17:34).  The Spring night air may have been a bit chilly for the Shepherds,but nothing like the winter would have been!  Lambs, and many other animals such as deer, and elk, come into the rut or estrus in the fall, and the time would have been dependent on a specific latitude so that the young would have been born in the much warmer, early spring.  These truths and many more, are being preached and taught weekly at our church services where  you will find plenty of food for thought ...such as in the light of the foregoing ...

...what meaneth then these decked out trees in the winter time? RSB

 

FALSE Oppositions of Science

From the Church Bulletin

September 22, 2018

R.S.Brewer, Pastor

 

I Tim 6:20 - O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

My earliest government school memories are dominated by science and biology teachers pushing their “man descended from monkeys” religion of evolution on pupils who unable to even ask intelligent questions on the subject.

Evolution was taught as a settled fact when I was in school and I cannot recall one science or biology teacher or professor teaching anything to the contrary.

In point of fact, I cannot remember a preacher who knew enough Bible and science to set the evolutionist straight.  Yet, in my immature mind, I knew that God had created all that is. 

At that time, however, I was just another skull full of mush for the teacher or professor to mold into the image and likeness of Karl Marx.  I remember vividly the professor teaching  our class of about 30 students that we came from monkeys.

His proof of this was telling us to put our hand at the lowest point of our spinal column and there you would feel a little nub at the end where man’s tail used to be! 

As I look back at it now, the government schools were nothing but indoctrination centers where “their” children would be infused the satanic anti-God fairy tales we know  today as evolution.  There is NO true science in the myth of evolution!

 It was easy for the professors and  teachers to push these lies off as facts to young impressionable minds  who, as yet, had no facts or teaching to defend themselves from such horrendous fallacies.  My parents trusted the schools and the teachers.  They were, after all, college educated and,  therefore, ought to know! 

I remember how my parents laughed when I told them the latest “scientific fact” proving man “evolved” from monkeys.  My parents knew no better.  The “mystery of iniquity” was already at work in the government schools they went to ...also! 

On Sundays at church, do you think the preacher was setting anyone straight on the religion of evolution with the scientific facts of creation that expose the myths of evolution? No! So the error continued and continues! 

You would have thought that “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” would have been the preacher’s foundational truth to denounce the satanic  myth of evolution.  The trouble is, the preacher’s own grasp on the scientific veracity of the first eleven chapters of Genesis and beyond caused him to throw in the towel to the "pseudo science of evolution."  Everybody was simply afraid to oppose  it. 

The college age kids would laugh at the preacher if he stood to proclaim,

Isa 45:18—For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

No, God’s Word was/is not that preacher’s rule of faith and practice!  The college kids echo the college  professor’s (false) rhetoric: “Well preacher, look at the fossil evidence; it proves evolution!” 

The preacher should have retorted to the arrogant young college parrot, who never had an original thought in his life,  “If evolution happened, the fossil record should show continuous and gradual changes from the bottom to the top layers. Actually, many gaps or discontinuities appear throughout the fossil record. At the most fundamental level, a big gap exists between forms of life whose cells have nuclei (eukaryotes, such as plants, animals, and fungi) and those that don’t (prokaryotes such as bacteria and blue-green algae). Fossil links are also missing between large groupings of plants, between single-celled forms of life and invertebrates (animals without backbones), among insects, between invertebrates and vertebrates (animals with backbones), between fish and amphibians, between amphibians and reptiles, between reptiles and mammals, between reptiles and birds, between primates and other mammals, and between apes and other primates. In fact,  whole chains are missing, not just links!

The fossil record has been studied so thoroughly that it is safe to conclude that these gaps are real; and they never will be filled because there are no missing links to start with!. Study to show thyself approved unto God. (II Tim 2:15) The only missing links left are those between the ears of those who buy the satanic lies of the evolutionist. RSB

 

 

 

Looking For and Loving His Appearing

From the Church Bulletin

September 9, 2018

R.S.Brewer, Pastor

2Ti 4:8 - Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

As those of us who love the Lord’s Appearing look forward to this, most of the Bible's many prophecies concerning the beginning of the end time events have been fulfilled.  The Biblical, pre-written history foretold all of the various dispersions and early regathering of Israel back into their promised land, the 333 details of the Messiah's first appearance as the Lamb of God, the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, the more than 1,900-year scattering of the Jews to all parts of the world.  Finally, their regathering in the 19th and 20th century climaxed by the nation's resurrection as modern Israel in 1948 and the re-taking of Jerusalem in 1967--these are all incontestable facts of the now historical  “pre-written history” called prophecy.  As I said, it is it was prophesied to happen and now it is “history.”

 There are still two major prophetical events or  "pre-written histories" important to these Last Days that  have yet to happen. These are two great major battles that will serve to glorify our Creator-Saviour.These two Battles, the Bible prophesies,  that will precede the Revelation of or Lord Jesus in Rev 19, when He shall set up His 1,000-year rule as King of kings and Lord of Lords on this present earth. 

The first is the Battle of Gog and Magog and  occurs first, at the beginning of the Tribulation and coincident with the Rapture of Believers. 

Armageddon  is the second battle, occurring at the end of the Seven Year Tribulation beginning in Rev 16:12 and completed at the Revelation, Rev 19:11. The Battle Armageddon is often mistakenly equated with the Battle of Gog-and Magog. The name "Armageddon" has been written about so much and has been the focus of so many books  and motion pictures which area a major source of confusion and doctrinal error. "Armageddon" has come to be synonymous with  chaos, mass destruction and catastrophe;  in reality, however, The Battle of Armageddon occurs as our Lord coms to restore  order to man’s chaos. It will involve armies that will come from the East with the express purpose of fighting against the Lord at the end of the Tribulation period (Rev 19:19);

Rev 19:19  - And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

 

The Battle of Gog and Magog, which occurs first, has received much less attention because pastors do not study to show themselves approved unto God. We at GIBC have spent a good deal of time on this battle because of its  preparatory events which Church-age believers can see and know that the day is approaching. As previously stated,  it takes place coincident with the rapture or immediately thereafter. The preparation for this war, as well as the participants, are clearly identified before the rapture. The Bible calls this the "Battle of Gog and Magog, found in Eze chs 38, 39 and Rev 8:5-13.

Ezekiel Chapters 38:1-9, uses these words:

And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal: and I will turn thee about, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords; Persia, Cush, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer, and all his hordes; the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all his hordes; even many peoples with thee. "Be thou prepared, yea, prepare thyself, thou, and all thy companies that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, that is gathered out of many peoples, upon the mountains of Israel, which have been a continual waste; but it is brought forth out of the peoples, and they shall dwell securely, all of them. And thou shalt ascend, thou shalt come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy hordes, and many peoples with thee."

Using the names by which these nations were known during Biblical times, today we know these countries as Iran, Libya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Turkey, all Muslim combatants which orchestrate together into one hate-filled frenzy,  commanded by Gog of Magog, with the sole purpose of destroying Israel ...for the Antichrist!

These will form a confederation to invade Israel from the North and the South in a pincer action for the specific purpose of annihilating the Jews from the face of the earth. Theirs will be a politico-religious crusade, what in Islam is called Jihad, motivated to destroying Israel, proving that the prophet Mohamed and his false god Allah are superior to Moses and his God Jehovah. 

Russian troops will be taking part in this invasion, that is clear. They are, as of theis writing, taking up stations around the Golan Heights, the Mountains of Israel.  Russian weapons and advisers, as well a multitude of satanically deceived Muslims, will be involved.

During and  since the cold war, Russia has been, and is, heavily committed to arming and training the armed forces of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Ethiopia and Libya, all of them  military client-states of Russia. 

Jehovah Elohim,  will act on Israel’s behalf with the plagues of Rev 8:5-13, Ezek 38:19-23, and only one–sixth of Gog and Magog will survive (Ezek 39:2)–and none of the Muslim combatants.  The Lord will do this and afterward, Israel, as a nation, will come to know our Lord Jesus is the Messiah (Eze 39:22-29, Rev 7:3, 4) during Daniels70th Week of years (Dan 9:27) and the "times of Jacob's Trouble (Jer 30:7). 

When this battle is over, Israel will spend 7 months burying the dead, and this sequence of events will be approaching the three and one-half year point  of the Seven-year Tribulation when the Antichrist will turn on the Jews. Even now, it is easy to see the participants of this first of two major battles setting themselves in array to fulfill the pre-written history of God’s Word. RSB

 

 

 

Creation Truth

From the Church Bulletin

July 8, 2018

R.S.Brewer, Pastor

1 Timothy 6:20 - O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 

A little secret, I’ve learned from God and His Word is that when doubts and fears arise where our Lord is concerned, they are allayed when I review the creation. That is one reason He mentions it so often in the Bible; over 300 times when I stopped counting. The Fourth Commandment to observe the sabbath day is a day of creation remembrance, to memorialize the Creation on a weekly basis.  It is clear that the Lord sees keeping the creation fresh in our minds is important on several levels!

Exo 20:11  - For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

I love to read.  Beside my bed are, at last count, are three books on various subjects and  in various stages of being read. Somebody said, “You are what you read", so  Creation, science, physics, archeology, and astronomy books written by and for Bible  believers open so much understanding of the Lord Creator and His Word. 

There is  so much astronomy in the Bible that cannot be understood because lazy pastors who do not know God's heart, cannot teach their people.   The celestial Heavens and the Mazzaroth (Job 38:32) wasn't  created by the Creator just for its beauty. It was put into the creation of celestial Heaven on the 4th day (Gen 1:14-19) of re-creation (Psa 104:30), for some very important reasons.

Studying these Biblical subjects rate high in my preferred reading and occupy much space on the shelves in my library. I have over 5,000 pages on the Great Pyramid, Sphinx, and the Giza Plateau alone.  Why?  Because the Prophet Enoch was the architect, taught by the LORD God, who designed and built the Giza Plateau, with the lessons, knowledge, and understanding of the Creation and Bible prophecy, which were incorporated into those antediluvian structures for our learning.  it begins in:

Isa 19:19 - In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.

Isa 19:20  - And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.

The Lord had those memorials put there so His special creation, man, could find answers to His questions - for our learning (Rom 15:4, I Cor 10:6, 11) and our admonition upon whom the ends of the world (dispensation) are come!  It is all so miraculous, wondrous, and faith-building!

The apostasy of Believers of these latter Laodicean days, is  largely due to anemic pastors and teachers who  have obscured the light of these and other faith-building eternal truths; but the truth shines brightest against the contrasting darkness of error.

The debate over human origins is raging, hitting the mainstream pagan media like a tsunami. The debate is really about God, and whether or not man’s origins are explainable without him.  You see, a thorough understanding of Genesis and the Biblical account of creation, including the dating information, is brought to us by the understanding of the Great Pyramid and the Giza Plateau. 

Rom 15:4 - For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (Remember, the word Scripture(s) used in the New Testament over 50 times always refers back to the Old Testament, not to mention, "have ye not read" (used 7 times in the NT) also refers to the OT!.

Fundamental errors propagated by pseudo-fundamentalists or false brethren masquerading as a fundamentalist, cause the truth to be mocked. The scientific truths of the Bible contradicts the errors of  these "misguided brethren," and these contradictions are a source of ridicule by the unbelievers who can observe the obvious. 

They say that science and faith in God the Creator are incompatible.  Of course, knowing that true science affirms the Word of God,  and knowing what the Bible teaches about the age of the earth and the first time ("in the beginning"), we are able to see that true science agrees perfectly with the Bible.

1Ti 6:20- O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

In fact, findings in quantum mechanics has revealed that our material world is based upon an invisible world of subatomic particles that is totally non-material. And over 95% of our universe consists of dark matter and energy that is beyond scientific observation.

Heb 11:3 - Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were NOT MADE OF THINGS which do appear.

Also, scientists who let the truth take them where it leads, are openly discussing dimensions beyond ours, or outside known laws of physics, where walking through walls and teleportation, as they call it, could be realities. Such as found in: 

Jn 20:19 - Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

It really is only a matter of true science as in the Law of Cause and Effect.  The Cause is ALWAYS greater than the Effect. The dilemma for materialists is that these areas are beyond the purview of  pseudo science and they refuse to make the connection, or, connect the dots. You might say they were "willingly ignorant!"

2Pe 3:5- For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

Rom 1:20 - For the INVISIBLE things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse . 

Col 1:16 - For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and INVISIBLE, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.

However, an increasing number of scientists  are seeing the fingerprints of design in our universe. Others don't go so far as to advocate intelligent design, but admittedly see evidence of a "super-intelligence" behind creation. Albert Einstein, rarely discussed God, but he was in awe of the "super-intelligence" revealed in nature. Speaking of the creation,

Einstein said, "an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection."  Since Einstein, many other leading scientists have revealed stunning new insights about our origins. These new Bible-supporting insights have come in the past few decades, primarily from the three scientific disciplines of astronomy, molecular biology and paleontology

I often wonder why it took so long for them to learn these eternal truths that Bible-believers found revealed in God’s KJB long ago!

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, Rom 1:22  RSB

 

 

 

 

Sacrificing the Eternal

on the

Altar of the Temporary

From the Church Bulletin

July 1, 2018

Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

It is hard to count the times a believer from out of town or a former acquaintance has said they were having a difficult time finding a Bible–believing church to attend. Either while traveling or in the place where they live, they complained of the lack of a Biblical New Testament Church.

Now these are not the deceived, Laodicean-type believers that have increasingly dominated the last days of the the dispensation of the New Testament church from the late 1800's  to the present, but people who, at one time, wanted to be Godly, but now are having trouble finding a pastor according to God’s heart.They left their Bible-believing church to chase after a better-paying job, or to relocate to different scenery.  They thought the grass would somehow be greener in a different state or locale.  They forgot an all-important detail, though they told me they were sure it was God' will, when I asked if there were a good  church like the one they were leaving where they were going.  Had they visited it,  did the preacher take a stand on the KJB and the Principles, Precepts, and Precedences thereof?  Most often, my admonitions and warnings fell on deaf ears as they had already made their decision.  Upon arrival in their new destination, they couldn't find a church with the Biblical standards they had left and so, did not unite with or could not find a "church home."  Soon, the fire of the love for Christ and His Word began to diminish.  Their standards began to slip, they dropped the dress codes and the old Egyptian behaviors began to creep back in.  It wasn't long and they were back to - well, as Peter said,

"For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 2Pe 2:21, 22

Second Thess 2:3 call it a falling away - "APOSTASY"/ "Apostates" The very definition of the "dogs: and "Swine" found in Matt 7:6.

Mat 7:6 - Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Little did they know, or care, now that they were back to the old self-centered lifestyle, that they not only hurt their eternal inheritance, but they had hurt the Lord Jesus who suffered for them to purchase their eternal salvation, to give them an opportunity at the relationship He so desperately wanted , that motivated Him  to suffer, bleed, and die for their sins.  They seemed to have forgotten that fact, or it no longer mattered because they were still going to Heaven!

They also forgot, that the Lord had given them a Bible-believing messenger in the church they had left.  The Lord gave them a church home where they could grow personally in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus, and support the outreach of that Bible-believing church and the responsibility of teaching the same to others. No, they turned from all that was delivered to them, forgetting the excitement and awe they had when they had new truths and the mysteries of God's Word revealed to them in that place God had provided - and they so selfishly left.  The Lord God had kept His promise made to them aforetime:

 

Jer 3:15 - And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. 

You see, according to the  "Scriptures" (when used in the NT, always refers to the OT), the Lord will give the light of the truth to those that want it; but if it is the world you want hang onto,  rejecting His revealed truth, though one may be saved, there is a strong delusion coming, meaning, of course, the Lord will no longer reveal His truth that we may grow thereby:

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.  2Pet 2:21

Isa 44:3 - For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: 

You see, Brethren, the Lord gives the responsibility of being obedient to those who are saved if they want to grow into a relationship with HIM - as a bride does with her groom.

He , according to His Word, (Isa 44:3)  will provide His messenger in a Bible-Teaching Church somewhere within a reasonable distance, if we are where he wants us to be, doing what He wants us to do! Saved people who have that and leave it for the things of the world, are sacrificing the eternal to gain the temporary. 

God never calls anybody to go anywhere for money, or worldly gain! 

It is never God's will for His people to leave a lower paying job where they can be faithful to the services of a Bible-Believing Church for a higher paying job around the corner that will keep them out of church - the Lord ALWAYS take care of His people who hunger and thirst  after His righteousness with His priorities. (see Mat 6:24-33)

If you are in God's Will, He will send His messenger to you, or you must be willing to relocate to where the light of His Word is being proclaimed, where you can support the work and  learn to be part of it! If there is not such a place where you are and you have diligently searched - and there may not be in these Laodicean days, then He may direct you to a place where there is such a church with a Bible-believing pastor.  You plan to move there and He will provide the job so you can support your family and the work of the ministry.  NEVER EVER RELOCATE SIMPLY FOR A JOB OR MORE MONEY - That is a SATANIC TRAP set to destroy your life and testimony!  And that is what will happen!

You see, if we are not willing to do what it takes, that is, be willing to sacrifice the things of this world to get the eternal things of God, then why would the Lord invest His knowledge and understanding in  us. The Lord does not accommodate Himself to us- He is the Creator; we must accommodate ourselves to HIM!

Remember, salvation is the easy part as He paid it all!.  The relationship that is proffered after salvation, if we desire a relationship with Him beyond salvation, requires that we sacrifice the things of this world to draw close to Him. Like when a young man and a young woman care enough about each other and decide to go steady and be exclusive, dedicated to each other.  As they mature in their relationship, they may decide to spend their lives together and they become engaged - espoused, as the Bible terms it. During the engagement period, they learn about each other, set their priorities on the things of God together. They learn about each other she practices writing her married name and dreams of being the wife to that fine, Godly man.  That is the relationship the the Creator desires from His Creation; Biblical Christianity is about that relationship, not  religion!  He is separated to her and she separates from all others, keeping herself ONLY unto Him!  That decision on our part to separate to Him is the process of sanctification.  He tells us to be "Holy" for that is the way He is!

Lev 11:44  - For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1Pe 1:16  - Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Having a relationship with Him means we seek Him first, forsaking all others—He is to be my first priority!

Exo 34:14 - For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Those who desire to walk with Him, must learn to put Him first:

Mat 16:24 – ... If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

I am not saying, as I explained to the aforementioned brethren,  we  have to relocate or dispose of earthly possessions in order for the Lord to invest His truth in us. I am saying we must be willing to give up these things.

He calls  a preacher to leave or give his loyalty to follow the Lord’s leading to start a Bible-believing church in a locale where His Word is not being proclaimed. The preacher, his wife and children  may have to move away from family to follow the Lord (see Mat 10:37/38); but how many believer’s abandon or reject supporting such a Bible-believing pastor and church so they can hang onto the world??

If I understand Mat 10:37 correctly, they are not worthy of a relationship with the Creator that bought their salvation!

An Olympic athlete sacrifices family and friends, goes on a strict training diet, gives up most of his social life, adheres to a strict dress code- wears the uniform, keeps a curfew, and rules not his own governs his behavior.  He gives up - sacrifices all that personal choice and freedom just to get the opportunity (no guarantees) to win a medal and the short-lived, temporal fame that that may accompany such a sacrifice.

He does so with the approval of the  sacrificed  family and friends that understand and applaud such a sacrifice for the money and fame he may achieve, but it will not be long before the achievements are forgotten.

Mar 8:36 - For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

There are things temporary, of this world; then there are things eternal, in the Kingdom of God! 

So many Believers, saved though they may be, sacrifice the ETERNAL on the ALTAR of the TEMPORARY! 

Job, after Satan had taken everything but his life (and rebellious wife!) said:

Job 23:12 - I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

 

I am not saying you have to give up anything for God to give you the gift of a Bible-believing pastor Jer 3:15/ Eph 4:8, 11); one who is given according to His heart!

However, if we are going to warrant or be worthy of God investing a Jer 3:15 pastor in us, we must make a decision concerning what is really important: the temporary or the eternal!

Mat 19:29 - And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

May I ask you a question that has been and will be asked of those under  my watch care? 

When Jesus calls us at the rapture (Rev 4:1), and He calls you by name, will you tell Him that you can't leave right now because of a new spouse, a new house, a job, new found wealth, travel, etc.- like Lot's wife?

You see, if we cannot let go of the temporal, to get the eternal. Do so through His knowledge and understanding, which allows us to grow close to Him, then our priorities are not lined up with God’s Word. We really love the temporal world more than we love Him!  That is likely the reason you have a pastor that can’t and won’t feed you with knowledge and understanding. Those priorities will not cause Him to invest a Jer 3:15 pastor in your life - that is the reason those kinds of preachers are increasingly hard to find!. 

If our priorities are right, giving up the title to material possessions requires very little thought.  Biblical pastors missionaries do it routinely.  They see their possessions in eternity, and only expect basic sustenance – “daily bread” if you will, here in this present age.

Sometimes a famine in the land is a test of one’s love for Him.  It isn’t that He doesn’t know how much we love Him, it is that we do not see how little we love Him To open our eyes, He allows us to thirst in a dry land so we will let go of things we are putting before Him.  I learned this from my pastor: Having a Bible-preaching church and pastor is an indication you are in God’s will. Never take a job, relocate, or stay where you are, if there is not a Bible-Believing, New Testament Church.  It is never God’s will for you to stay or go if there is not a good church.  That is, if His will means anything to you.  Your priorities in this important matter are a reflection of your relationship to Him.

Luk 14:24 - For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

  RSB

 

 

Meet The WORD!

From the Church Bulletin

June 18, 2018

John 1:1, 3, 14 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 3 - All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made vs.14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

In this life, man will never  fully understand or appreciate the doctrine of the incarnation, whereby God the Creator became man the creature, for it is beyond the limits of finite comprehension. According to John 1, since Jesus’ ascension, (see Acts 1:8) ...

 ...the “Written Word of God” IS the physical manifestation of Our Lord Jesus on the earth! “the Word made Flesh!” But we can believe it, and rejoice in it! In fact, we must believe it, for "every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God" (1 John 4:3).

"If ye believe not that I am he," said the Lord Jesus, "ye shall die in your sins" (John 8:24). 

We not only must believe, but we can believe, for He has proved Himself to be God incarnate by "many infallible proofs" (Acts 1:3), especially by His bodily resurrection after dying for our sins.

Thereby has God "given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead" (Acts 17:31).

Only the Creator of life could defeat death. Buddha is dead and Mohammad is dead, and so are Confucius and Plato and all the great men who ever lived, but the "Word was made flesh" ...

...who was "put to death in the flesh" (1 Peter 3:18) has been raised from the dead and is "alive for evermore" (Revelation 1:18).

"Wherefore he is also able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him" (Hebrews 7:25). 

Since "by him” that is by Christ, the Word of God, were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth" (Col 1:16)

He must have created the very body in which He would dwell when He "was made flesh." This body, however, could not be a body produced by the normal process of human reproduction, for it must be a body unmarred either by inherent sin spiritually or by inherited genetic defects physically or mentally.

It would necessarily have to be a perfect body, a body like that of the first man He had created long ago in the beautiful garden of Eden. He would, in fact, come to be called "the last Adam" (1 Corinthians 15:45), since there would never be another man created as that “first Adam” had been.

There would be one important difference, however. The first Adam was created and made as a full-grown man, but the second must be "in all things...made like unto his brethren" (Hebrews 2:17). From conception to death, He must be "in all points...like as we are, yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:15). In particular, His blood must be "precious blood...as of a lamb without blemish and without spot" (1 Peter 1:19), for that blood must be "offered...without spot to God" (Hebrews 9:14).

Thus the body of the second Adam must be formed directly by God and placed in a virgin's womb. This had been the very first promise made after the first Adam brought sin and death into the world. Speaking of "the woman, and...her seed," God said that

He "shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel" (Genesis 3:15).

This prophecy was addressed to Satan, whose lie had elicited Eve's sin. This wonderful body would not grow from a man's seed, as in every other human birth, nor would it grow from a woman's egg, for in either case, a sin-carrying and mutation-carrying embryo would necessarily result.

It must instead, be a seed specially formed by the Creator Himself, then planted in the virgin's womb instead of conception taking place in the Fallopian tube as in normal conception, where it forthwith would become His "tabernacle" for thirty-three years, as He lived on His planet earth among those He had come to save.

Note that the "new thing" in the chosen woman must be "created." When the time came the angel assured young Mary that

"the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God" (Luke 1:35). RSB

 

 

 

 

Stewardship of His Mysteries

From the Church Bulletin

May 27, 2018

 

I Cor 4:2- Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.2Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

This week, faithfulness and stewardship were at the forefront of my thoughts.  Usually, when we hear the word “stewardship” it is in the context of a sermon on tithing.  I am not going to disparage this practice, but I do want to add some facets to this doctrine of “stewardship.”

 There is more to Biblical stewardship than that  of being a faithful tither.  I know that the tithe is the Lord’s (Lev 27:30), however, so is "everything else." A steward of the Lord then, is one who  manages not only the the finances the Lord gives us power, or ability, to get ...

Deu 8:18 - But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

 

... but  also everything else, including the knowledge and understanding of His Word. It is the “everything else” that fails to be addressed in this present age.

In I Cor 4:1, we are told that we are the stewards of the mysteries of God. That has nothing to do, at least directly, with tithing.  It has to do with the eternal truths God entrusts to those that are faithful.

Make no mistake about it, He will not entrust His eternal truths to those who are not faithful to the Precepts, Principles, and Precedents of His Word.  He entrusts very little eternal truth, or anything else for that matter, to those not Biblically characterized as faithful

It is for that reason that many saved people, though they are fairly faithful to the services of their church, and faithfully support it with their tithes and offerings, far too often struggle with many of the truths of God’s Word. 

God knows if He reveals His truth to them, they will neither apply,  be faithful to, or pass that truth on by word or by example.

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. (Luke 16:10) 

I have heard preachers say that much of what Baptists preach, better said, used to preach, really doesn’t matter to the Lord. That, however, contradicts what Jesus said.  He said being faithful in that which is “least. 

Did you not read in II Tim 2:2, that it is to those who are “faithful” that the LORD God reveals His eternal truths to. Why is that? I’ll tell you why! The Lord  uses human instrumentality to spread His Word; but only uses those He can depended on.

Faithful people are faithful in times of feast and times of famine, else they would not be considered “faithful!  Faithful people are faithful whether it is convenient and popular, or inconvenient and unpopular.

Besides, many believers are more faithful to the social activities of their church than the principles and doctrines of the Word of God. Yes, I am aware that it is the “social activities” or things that are “fun” (no Biblical definition for “fun”) of this Laodicean age, that make most professing Believers faithful to church.

In other words, when a church is not faithful to proclaim the Word (Jer 3:15), the people, though Believers, substitute things of the world to keep them interested. Consequently, they turn to churches, if they continue to go to church, where they are entertained.

At this point,  allow me to remind or enlighten the reader, whichever applies, the PRIMARY MINISTRY of ANY NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH is the MINISTRY of the WORD!  It is only to the faithful, Bible-believing, Bible-teaching churches He reveals His truths, for that is where He finds those  He considers Biblically faithful.

Note the letters to the seven churches in Revelation Chapters 2 AND 3, and other places lke I Cor 1:2, Gal 1:2,  and Rev 1:11, Rev 22:16, and other places. 

Act 6:4 - But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

Being faithful then,  to an unfaithful local church whose primary ministry is building a crowd through carnal activities, is not the faithfulness the Lord looks for! One who is faithful to the Word of God will be faithful to a church whose primary emphasis is the WORD. 

With reference to great multitudes attending, Jesus disciples asked him:

Mat 13:10, 11 - And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?  - He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 

You see, the multitudes were there primarily to get the carnal things—like free fish sandwiches, and NOT the miraculous Word of God from the Son of God (Jn 6:26) 

As we have found in God’s Word,  those who the Lord makes stewards of His truth are ALONE on Patmos, or singled out  of the crowd on the Damascus road.  It is a faithful steward that looks into Heaven and sees the Lord Jesus stand up to receive him, as he has been faithful when it wasn’t popular ... or easy! 

Faithfulness will have sacrifice attached.  We have many excuses for our unfaithfulness to that which the Lord has given us.  He preserves His Word and delivers it to us perfectly preserved, (Ps 12:6, 7) but we aren’t faithful to its doctrines when we learn them or attend a church where they are emphasized and taught! 

The Lord gave to us GIBC as a real Bible-Believing Church. As stewards of that institution, are we faithful to it and its services only when it is convenient, easy, and requires no sacrifice?  Remember, God only entrusts the mysteries of His Word to the faithful. 

Faithfulness is not measured by ease or misplaced priorities; it is measured and rewarded in and by adversity.  It is not measured by faithfulness only during times of abundance; faithfulness will be revealed also by what we do during the famine. If it were easy, everyone would be a faithful steward.

Faithfulness during the temptations of abundance, as well as the hardships of famine is what He looks for as a requisite to revealing the mysteries  of His Word that most preachers know little or nothing about. 

One doesn’t know what he doesn’t know until it is revealed to him! In Luke 16:11, 12, Jesus said,

“If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?” RSB

 


 

Biblical Christianity

A Relationship, Not a Religion!

Mic 6:8  - He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

In the early part of the 20th century going back at least to the 11th century, The word religion”  (θρησκεία thrēskeia ) was not used as defined by the Bible;the Biblical definition is a bit different than  much of the common usage, meaning “a particular system of faith.”  “System,” would be the operative under this typical but unBiblical use of the word.  The Biblical definition describes a system of rituals and ceremonies rather than a "relationship" the Lord seeks with the redeemed.

Of these systems of rituals and ceremonies, the word "religion"  is so used 3 of the 5 times  in the Bible as  an external practice, consisting of ceremonies and traditions.  Two times, both in the book of Galatians (ch 1), a book written to combat the religious legalism (adding works to salvation) being deceitfully re-introduced to the new believers at Galatia. 

Gal 2:4 - And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

“Religion” in Galatians refers especially to the Jew’s system of ceremonies (Ioudaïsmos)–or traditions. Remember, then as it is today, there was no room for Jesus The Messiah in the religion of the Jews.  These ceremonies and traditions were passed down because of a lack of understanding  the purpose and use of God’s Law. (of course that will change during the time of Jacob's Trouble (Jer 30:7, Rom II:26, and Rev 7))

Gal 3:24 - Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 

Make no mistake about it, brethren, God gave us the Law, and the ceremonies and traditions associated with it, but all of that was so that we could see the purpose of Jesus’ first coming as Immanuel – “God with us” to be the sacrifice pictured in the Temple ceremonies and traditions. 

The Jewish prophets and priest, who rejected Christ, turned those traditions and ceremonies into a false religion. However, those sacrifices, ceremonies, and practices, were simply intended to picture the coming Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world. (Jn 1:29, 36).

The purpose of the LORD’S sacrifice was not so we could "practice a religion" with ceremonies, traditions, and good works, performed in order earn or deserve eternal life.  The Purpose of the LORD’S death was to purchase our eternal life and give us the tools (power) required to move from a God/people relationship to a Father/child relationship – He wants to walk with us as He did with Adam! 

Don’t you get it?  “Religion,” as it is practiced by most of the world’s population, and most churches including Independent Baptists,  is empty and meaningless.  It is sickening to the Lord.  We have missed the point. 

The Lord is NOT going to spare America if we visit more, knock on more doors, get more people to chant a prayer.  The Lord will spare America if saved people will learn to love Him and walk with Him while  remembering what we are – “walk humbly with thy God.”  That is NOT religion, that is a relationship!

 A pastor, seeing the dire straits America has fallen to, said to his people, we’ve got to double our efforts, knock on twice as many doors reach more people and, if we fill up the pews, then, maybe, God will spare our land.  NO! NO! NO! a thousand times NO! 

Jehovah Elohim will spare America if His people, and only a remnant at that, would turn to Him, walk with Him, and Love Him! 

The first and great commandment is not knock on 250 doors this week!  I am not against knocking on doors, or witnessing, but that has become the “RELIGION” of what once was Bible Believing Baptists.

Mat 22:36-38 - Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.

I am for filling the pews but, like the woman at the well:

Jhn 4:29 - Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

She established a RELATIONSHIP with the Lord that day – NOT A RELIGION! Because she had a relationship, many got saved: Jhn 4:39 - And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

I submit to you that much of what takes place in our churches today is "vain religion."  Religious ceremonies, traditions of men. Col 2:8 - RSB

 

 

 

Oppositions of Science Falsely So Called

Pastor R.S.Brewer

April 29, 2018

Dan 1:4 - Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.

This description of young Daniel and associates who were  carried away in the first captivity of Israel by Babylon, gives us insight into what true science, and true scientists really are.  The words "wisdom," "cunning in knowledge," and "understanding," are used of Daniel and company. 

Their grasp of the sciences, that was of such interest and so important to the Babylonians, was founded in their knowledge of the Creator and the creation.  They were, first of all, Biblically spiritual.  That is, the fear of the LORD was the foundation of their knowledge and understanding of the sciences.  For example, it was Daniel and company that initially taught the wise men of Babylon, the “Gospel in the Stars” and of the Mazzaroth (Job 38, the 12 Constellations and 36 associated decans, which revealed the Messiah) whose descendants made up the Magi. They, in turn, saw and followed the star of the Christ Child.  They knew what to look for based on the knowledge and understanding passed to them from Daniel.  What the Babylonian wise men did not have initially, were the spiritual tools and the guidance of the Holy Spirit (Isa 30:21/ John 16:13) to show them how to properly assimilate the observable facts, and correctly connect the dots, so to speak. Connecting the dots and coming to a sound scientific conclusion can only be done based on spiritual knowledge and understanding; which is what the Written Word of God is for

Pseudo-scientists, must lie, and distort the facts, and falsify data, instead of letting the facts and data lead them to the truth.  They postulate lies in place of truth to gain advantage or political gain – that is all they can do. 

Algore (aka Al Gore), who wasn’t even a good science student in school, is a prime example of the blind leading the blind.  Falsified data used to support an agenda of lies and greed, made by a reprobate man, his paid cohorts, and supposed institutes of higher learning.  

Dr. John Morris of ICR, comments, “In the 1970’s, according to our government's best intelligence, the earth was heading into a new Ice Age, and ice caps would probably expand for hundreds of years. We were entering into "global cooling," and man was to blame.

Some in government wanted to pass legislation to "save the planet" by altering human behavior. Imagine the fix we would be in now if they had succeeded. Next came scares of acid rain, nuclear winter, Y2K, etc. Now we have the need for government-funded stem cell research. (Always the cry is for “embryonic stem cells” (newly conceived babies) to be harvested, which murders the embryo (the newly-conceived child), instead of adult stem cells which do no harm to the donor. In every case man is the culprit and an all-wise, all-powerful government is the solution; while fringe, pseudo-science provides the evidence. A political agenda lurks behind it all. Many scientists see through the rhetoric, but they too benefit by government funding of their own marginally related research projects. Always the same big-government groups are behind them.”

So when the government’s scientists claim the average temperature of the planet has changed ½ degree in 10 years, I see “Temperature Control” not change. My state-of-the-art thermostat and new Heat Pump only controls +/- 4 degrees – that is control, not change!.  Secondly:

Gen 8:22 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

The pre-written history of the Bible says the claims of environmental catastrophe and world destruction are utterly false because the condition of the planet is in the sole realm and control of the Almighty Creator.

When claims come out of men’s mouths that contradict God’s Word, we can know for sure and for certain that they have spoken lies and falsehoods;  the man himself is an unregenerate child of the devil. (John 8:44). So it was and is with the pseudo-science of global warming. 

The reprobates have a political agenda: A one World Government.  Even though Algore & Co. have been exposed as liars, they maintain their lies; they do not have the wherewithal to know and understand the truth.

1Co 2:13  - Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14 - But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1Co 2:15  - But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1Co 2:16  - For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

So it is with evolution and the evolutionist.

1Ti 6:20 - O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

As a premise, true science will never contradict the Bible. True science MUST be founded on the eternal truth of God’s Word. There are no facts that contradict any portion of the Bible

The fact is, anything a professing scientist, politician, or a preacher for that matter, says can and should be verified by comparing it to the Standard of Truth, the Written Word of God, preserved by God in the KJB. RSB

 

 

 

Another Case of Preservation

April 8th, 2018

R.S. Brewer, Pastor

Psalm 12:6, 7 - The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.7Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

Some have thought that the expression, “purified seven times”  was simply a metaphorical expression for “completely pure.” Seven is the number of divine completion and so the expression has merit.  In addition to that, however, is a more literal fulfillment, and thus, the promise of preservation in verse six is “completely” understandable.  For any child of God who takes God’s Word literally, it is quite sufficient to simply take God at His Word. For example,  “In the beginning,” or “first time,” which IS NOT day one of the Creation Week - better said, “Re-creation or remolding of the face of the earth (Ps 104:30),”

God created the heaven and the earth. For me, that’s all I need to know that the Lord spoke the heaven and the earth into existence. Thus, the Word of God becomes the foundational truth on which I interpret and understand all that is observable or invisible!

I will admit  that the mechanism He used  to facilitate the creation, intrigues and fascinates me. Because I believe this truth unequivocally, (see Ps 119:97-104) and have learned the “whys” of His  Creation, I am convinced scientifically,  that any guess about origins based on the false religion of evolution is  fake. That is because macro evolution is one lie of many of false religions; I know any system of beliefs that incorporates evolution is also fake. I rejected evolution in the 8th grade when my science teacher told  my class to feel down to the base of their spine and that is where our tail used to be!  That class was not education, but indoctrination! 

I take God at His Word (His design and order is evident everywhere), hence, He only has to say it in His Word and I accept His Word as truth.

In addition, ALL the natural laws REQUIRE a Superior lawgiver.   I do the same with the “Doctrine of Preservation.”  He said He would do it and that settles it!  

Proverbs 30:5, 6 - Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.6Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Because my faith (trust) has found a resting place (a place to land) God teaches me some of the “why’s” to go along with many of the “what’s.” Because there are so many versions of the Bible, and casting doubt on or distorting God’s Word was a Lucifer (Satanic) tactic from the beginning, I can see Satan’s hand and motivation (Isa 14/Eze 28) for continuously attacking God’s Word.  Satan has not changed! 

Consequently, the LORD God gives His  faithful children knowledge and understanding  above their peers (see Ps 119:97-104) with which they may counter the wiles of the devil, protecting themselves and  others.  Expect Satan (Lucifer) to continue his attack - he will not change!

Concerning the Doctrine (teaching) of Preservation, Wilbur Pickering said:   "If the scriptures have not been preserved, then the doctrine of Inspiration is a purely academic matter with no relevance for us today. If we do not have the inspired words or do not know precisely which they be, then the doctrine of Inspiration is inapplicable."

It is always to be remembered that the Bible is a spiritual book on which God exerted supernatural force to conceive;  it is, therefore, reasonable to assume that He could and did exert that same supernatural force as a means of preservation.

Concerning the “purified seven times” some have said that the KJB was the seventh English Bible.  Well, it wasn’t; it was the tenth. Three of the ten Wycliffe, Taverner, and Douay-Rheims Bibles,  were NOT in the received line of texts, but are from a corrupt line of texts and were rejected by the KJB translators for that reason.

Whatever merits any of those three may have, they were not part of the purified line of “Received” texts  or “God authorized texts,” of which, the King James Bible or “Authorized Version” is the last. The Received line of English texts is as follows in order: 1.Tyndale's, 2.Matthew's, 3.Coverdale's,  4. the Great Bible (printed by Whitechurch),  5. the Geneva Bible, 6. the Bishops' Bible, and 7. the King James Bible.  “...with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty’s special command” - thus, purified seven times. The King James Bible is one of God’s preservation miracles. RSB

 

 

Learn Not the Way of the Heathen

March 28th, 2018

An Article published in whole or in part annually

as a reminder to the Bible Believer to make the Bible your rule of faith and practice

in all things.

Pastor R.S.Brewer

An Introduction:

One day in the not-too-distant future, Believers will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ  to give account of himself to God. Not, this judgment will not be on sin, for the born-again believer has had ALL his sins forgiven.  This judgment, which takes place in Heaven, will be about our works, (Rom 14:10-15) whether they be good or bad.

2Co 5:10 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

The Word of God was given to Believers to set the pattern and practice for what we do and how we do it.  The methods we choose to carry out His plan and will must be Biblically-based, and not be the methods of the world. Admittedly, the worlds methods can draw big crowds, but we must ask ourselves a question: Can and will the Lord bless what I do employing the world's methods? Will God bless tour sincere efforts if those efforts are based on or in error?

1Co 3:10 - According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder,

I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon.

But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

1Co 3:13 - Every man's work shall be made manifest:

for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire;

and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

 

Easter, Christmas, Halloween, etc:

Are these tools or methods we employ to accomplish the plan and purpose of the Almighty?

At the feeding of the 5000 and the 4000, where fish sandwiches were served and Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables.

Mat 13:10  - And the disciples came, and said unto him,

Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Mat 13:13 - Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Jesus said to the multitudes,

 ... Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles,

but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Jhn 6:26

 

So, our Lord revealed in His Word, methods that DO NOT produce the results He desires in our efforts.

Please consider the following:

 

Jer 10:2 - Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, ... .

I am what you might call a Bible-believer.   I have a stanch and unmovable Biblical Worldview, which is the only correct world view!  There are other world-views on which people interpret observation, evidence, and meaning; but a BIBLICAL Worldview - that is seeing all of life and eternity in the light of the Creator's revelation of Himself and His purpose in His perfectly preserved and infallible Word we call the King James Bible.It is then, THE only Perfect Technical Manual on Life and Living in Time and for Eternity. It is the Foundation of the Biblical Worldview!

"How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord is laid for your faith in His excellent Word.  What more can He say than to you He hath said, to you who for refuge to Jesus hath fled."

God's Word says (Proverbs 8) that the Creator wrote the entire Bible in eternity past before He created the oldest celestial body, the Earth, and simultaneously, created the celestial heaven in which He hung the Earth. This occurred at about 10,976 BC, as the Bible teaches.  

The Earth was hanging there, on nothing, all by itself for about seven thousand years. It was to become the repository of all life in year 3976 BC, or there about, toward the end of what we now know as March. 

Genesis 1:2 , records the account of God’s preparations for renewing the face of the then-chaotic face of the Earth (Ps 104:30). This facial makeover began, along with a "differential time"- Time Clock in Gen 1:3-5, which marked the First Day of the makeover for His special creation, Man, which occurred on day six. He ceased from those creative activities at the beginning of Day seven.

All this information is found in God’s Word and preserved perfectly for every generation in  English,  the only global, international language, in what we know as the King James Bible. If the truth is what you seek, let your search be guided by God’s Preserved Word.

For example, Easter is usually, and erroneously, confused with the Passover and resurrection of my Saviour, the Lord Jesus, I wanted to take this opportunity to correct this mistaken idea.  What I write here is easily verified by anyone, including lazy preachers who won’t study, if you’ll put forth the effort with a plea to the Lord to remove the scales from your eyes. 

If you are a layman and have been taught the aforementioned error, I suggest you go find a new preacher who pastors a real Bible-believing, New Testament (NT) Church, so you can begin to learn God’s Word.

Mar 14:1 - After two days was the feast of the Passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.

The word, "Passover,"- (Greek - πάσχα  pascha), is used 29 times in the NT.  28 of those times, it is correctly rendered “Passover,” referring to the Pascal feast of Lev 23:5, which is ALWAYS observed on the 14th of Abib, if it is observed Biblically! What follows is a brief Biblical history that is a requirement to understand these issues; then we'll return to the "Easter" issue:

The Month “Abib” is the first month of the year, and is so designated by God (Ex 12:2, 6, 13:4).

Exo 12:1 KJB - And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
vs 2 - This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. (Note: This is the Biblical date of Rosh Hashanah)

"beginning" (רֹאשׁ ro'sh); -"of the year " (שָׁנָה shaneh); thus, "Rosh ha Shaneh" and it takes place, by Jehovah Elohim's command, in the Spring of the year, on the first New Moon after the Vernal Equinox. 

The  Post -exile Jews had learned the Babylonian ways, of which they were warned in Jer 10:2

 At the Second Giving of the Law, 40 years later on Mt. Nebo, the LORD (Jehovah Elohim) would give the Law to Israel the second time with the addition of a new precept in Deut 6:5.

Deu 16:1 KJB - Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.

With that background information, let us return to the "Easter" issue: God has never changed His mind about the month - ("month" (חֹדֶשׁ- chodesh)  means "new Moon") of  ABIB being the "Head of the Year", "Rosh ha Shaneh."  The Jews observe Rosh Hashannah in the fall because they learned the way of the heathen, having rejected the way of the LORD!

 Seven days of Unleavened Bread followed Passover, beginning on the 15th of Abib.  Actually, it began as soon as the Passover lamb was slain and buried on the 14th of Abib at about 3PM. If one does not know when the Biblical first month of the year is, he cannot get the rest of the months (new moons) in order either.  This is the error that follows rejecting the way of the LORD and learning the way of the heathen! 

The 15th of ABIB started at 6PM.  So it can be seen that the seven days of unleavened bread began after the Passover

At this point, it is necessary to explain all that goes into translation of one language into another, as in the Bible.  The Biblical context as well as the immediate context that a word is used in always dictates the final meaning of the word – always!  The mood, inflection, range of meanings, and emotions, must all be considered in translation. 

Translating is not simply looking up a word and giving it a common meaning.  The Greek word “Pascah” normally refers to the Passover. It is properly translated that way in the King James Bible 28 times.  However, the 29th time, the context changes.

Act 12:4 - And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. 

Here, the word “pascah” is rendered “Easter.”  The other 28 times it is rendered “Passover.”  The King James Bible is the ONLY one that has done this.  Why?  Because the KJB translators followed the rules. 

They knew the contextual setting of the word in the Bible as well as the immediate context in vs 3:

Act 12:3 - And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

This verse tells us they were into the days of unleavened bread following the Passover; consequently, “pascah” could not be the Passover, but the pagan Babylonian feast of fertility called “Ishtar” or “Easter,” that occurred some days later, in the Babylonian month - Nisan. - That makes the King James Bible the only Bible properly translated. 

That also means the other New Age Versions are in error and, therefore, not preserved by God as the King James Bible is. Herod  (Mar 6:17, Luk 3:19) was into Easter because of the lewd and carnal opportunities  the festival presented, but celebrated after the Passover and usually after Unleavened Bread. 

Since the King James Bible  is the only Bible to get Acts 12:4 correct, it must be the one and only Preserved Word of God! Hence, using one of the modern, new-age versions would be to “learn the way of the heathen,” which God’s people were warned NOT TO DO in Jeremiah 10:2.

RSB,wprophet@aol.com.

 

 

 

The Word of God on Climate Change

From the Church Bulletin - 01/07/18

Gen 8:22 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

A team of scientists with years of expertise in climate issues has written an open letter to Congress asserting the "sky is not falling" and there is no evidence man is causing global warming.

The sky is not falling; the Earth has been cooling for 10 years, without help. The present cooling was NOT predicted by the alarmists' computer models, and has come as an embarrassment to them.

"The finest meteorologists in the world cannot predict the weather two weeks in advance, let alone the climate for the rest of the century. Can Al Gore? Can John Holdren? We are flooded with claims that the evidence is clear; that the debate is closed; that we must act immediately, etc, but in fact, THERE IS NO SUCH EVIDENCE; IT DOESN'T EXIST." 

Why then all the lies about global warming

I Tim 6:10 - For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

The bottom line is this: "Climate-Alarmism" pays well, and many alarmists are profiting from their activism. There are billions of dollars floating around for the taking, and the money is being taken. The story is always the same. There is the truth (singular) and there are lies (plural), lots of lies that come from anyone that stands to profit from those lies. 

There are those who find and  defend the truth because it is truth.  Then there are those who find and defend the truth because they will have to pay for the lies should the liars succeed with the goals of the lies. The pseudo science concerning CO2 emissions that led to the development and use of the catalytic converter is an example of a false technology that has lined somebody’s pockets.

They create the false problem and then sell the cure.

For the past three decades the consensus of  the liars who profit or hope to profit monetarily from their scare-tactics on the ignorant, have propagated human-caused climatic disruption.

They claim it is serious, moving rapidly, and gaining momentum with every delay in correcting the trend. However, consensus is not science, and it is NOT PROOF.

The people of  God, the ones that do not know their Bible, or have a growing relationship with the Lord, are a big part of the problem. 

Like sheep, they go with the flow, not being guided by the truth.  The result is error, and error begets error.  They are pulled further and further from the truth.  The liars depend on such for support. 

God’s people accept the error of “Goreian” pseudo-science as true science and convince those gullible among God’s people (they are the vast majority among the believers) that God’s Word is not scientifically accurate. 

Consequently, their faith in the Bible wavers and they become more and more susceptible to the lies.

Eph 4:14 - That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.

Ignorance among the brethren is a real problem.  Weak and anemic pastors contribute exponentially to the ongoing problem which the Bible describes as apostasy.  Yes, the lie of “global warming” and “human-caused climate change.” is part of the Great Falling Away (apostasy) of II Thess 2

Most pastors are simply ignorant of science,...

I Tim 6:20 - O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called,

...thinking  science has no place in their ministry.  These also are the ones who err in their understanding of Genesis. The Lord created science. True science is Biblical science and there is no error in it. If we’ll follow the admonition of I Tim 6:20, we’ll not be deceived by false science. Anything created  by the Word of God is beyond the  reach of man’s destructive nature. RSB

 

 

 

 

YOU SAY YOU BELIEVE IT BUT REFUSE TO LIVE IT!!

From the Church Bulletin 12/24/2017

Luke 4:4 - And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Luk 6:46 - And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Some truth, when all adhere to it, need only be repeated occasionally; but make no mistake, it must be repeated!  Man does not learn eternal truth quickly; forgetting, then forsaking those truths, occurs far too quickly.  Repeating and emphasizing those basic, but abandoned truths is imperative. 

Luke 4:4 is not only a statement of fact uttered by our Lord, it is also  intended to be the Believer’s way of life.  God’s Word, every Word of it, is to be the Believer’s rule of faith and practice.  God’s Word, every word of it has to be the final authority for those of us who name the name of Christ. That said, why do Believers call Jesus Lord then ignore or abandon HIS eternal truth when it comes to our daily lives!

If you don’t want to believe what I'm saying, just continue live the way you want, under your own authority, and see where it gets you.  I do not know of a preacher who was taught this truth in college or cemetery (that  is what seminary is!). 

Preachers are not taught, hence, have no conviction  that  an authoritative, every-Word Bible was, and is,  available to him - one ONLY, that he could trust. Perfect, Divine Preservation (Prov 8),  is not a course in Bible colleges, but was an undertaking that only the LORD God, Himself could and has accomplished -  to preserve His Written Word for  each generation. (Ps 12:6,7)

This preservation was  written in the only international language to become global  the church age would ever see  - that language was English!  The Book that was preserved by God, in the last international, and only global language of the church age,  which was purified seven times, is the King James Bible of 1611. 

There were four main editions ( NOT “RE-visions”) which corrected printing typeset errors, standardized the font used to a Times Roman, and standardized the spelling. That done, it was the preserved, Written Word of God.  It IS the AUTHORITY for millions.

Pro 30:5, 6 - Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

This last phrase “thou be found a liar”  is  legal phraseology of a verdict rendered by a judge.  In this case the “Judge” is Jesus and the Perfectly Preserved Word of God, the AV 1611, commonly called the King James Bible, that will do the judging.

Jn 12:48...He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Mat 24:35, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

This being true, that we have the God’s Rule of Faith and practice for the Believer, why is it the churches of the Believers cannot be distinguished from the churches of the Bible-deniers? 

Why do we make excuses for participating and propagating the pagan error of the Babylonian festivities we call “Christmas?” I know few  Americans are aware that until 1856 in America, celebrating “Christmas” was against the law, but it was known by the Bible-Believing churches of that day.

  In 1659, a law was passed by the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony requiring a five-shilling fine from anyone caught "observing any such Satanical day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labor, feasting, or any other way."

Christmas Day was deemed by the Puritans to be a time of seasonal excess with no Biblical authority. The law was repealed in 1681 along with several other laws, under pressure from the government in London.

It was not until 1856 that Christmas Day became a state holiday in Massachusetts. Like other Massachusetts Puritans, the Reverend Increase Mather considered Christmas a "profane and superstitious custom." The Boston minister wrote in 1687 that December 25th was observed as the birth date of Christ not because "Christ was born in that Month, but because the Heathens Saturnalia was at the time kept in Rome, and they were willing to have those Pagan Holidays metamorphosed into Christian ones." He was correct! 

Again, this being historical truth, why do our Baptist Preachers who claim  to believe every preserved Word of the Bible keep leading the churches they pastor into the poison fields of Romanism instead of the paths of righteousness? 

If God’s Word be true, why is it we do not obey what is written therein? Or, as Jesus said. " And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?(Luk 6:46)  RSB

 

 

 

From" Points to Ponder" 12/17/17

A visitor who attended  our services some time ago and after the service asked what I was mad about.  Taken back by his inquiry, I inquired as to his meaning.  He said, " You sound like you are mad at the people you are preaching to.”  My reply was this:  “Sir, I see a bridge out ahead, I see a fire down below, and a freight train bearing down on us.  What may have sounded  like anger to you, was merely the impassioned warning from a Bible-believing pastor in crises mode, trying to warn and rescue as many as will listen from the impending judgment; then  help to  prepare as many as possible for the pre-written, historical events about to take place. What you heard, Sir, and what you will hear from this preacher, should you choose to listen, is the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘make straight the ways of the Lord!’”  The pattern of such preaching is from a forerunner of the Lord Jesus; his name was John.  He was a Baptist!

2Co 5:11 - Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

 

UNDERSTANDING The "Day And The Hour"

 Mat 24:36 - But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

As a Baptist preacher for the past 45 years (…thought it would take longer to get to this point!)and receiving my formal education in denominational and independent Baptist schools, I can tell you for sure and for certain that there is a lot I have had to unlearn doctrinally so that the doctrine I preach and teach is Biblical, that is, aligns with the Bible. 

Baptists have always been more Biblical since the days of John the Baptist, and John is the reason I am a Baptist! Most Baptists are doctrinally correct where the basics of salvation are concerned; but we are divided on a number of  subsequent details.

One such  detailed doctrine is the purpose of this pondering. 

We live in a day of continually decreasing Biblical behavior, and increasing Satanic-worship, paganism, and a total disregard for the things of God.

Rom 1:28 - And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Believers today take Mat 24:36 to mean something that contextually it does not mean. I am talking to and about Baptists because non-denominationals are already very anemic when it comes to Biblical understanding.

Many Baptist preachers also go along and propagate the narrative that Mat 24:36, quoted in Mark 13, has to do with the Rapture or the Revelation.  Mat 24:36 is introduced by vs 35 (duh!):

Mat 24:35 - Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away

This is also a reference to 2Pe 3:10:

2Pe 3:10- But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

The information is not given in the Bible concerning any dating of the “…new heavens and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Pet 3:13),  except it is after the millennial reign, and after the little season when Satan is allowed to deceive the nations once more. 

However, the season and the date of the Rapture and Revelation is given in the Seven Feasts of the Lord in Lev 23.

Let me explain: Ex 12:2  tells us (and the rebellious Jews) when the “head of the year” really is (rosh ha shaneh), and the first month of the year –“Abib;” (“month”-H-chodesh, G-mēn, means “new moon”) -(see Exo 34:18/Deut 16:1). 

The dates that the Lord dictated are given in Lev 23 and have NEVER changed – except the Jews learned the way of the heathen (Jer 10:2) and went by Babylonian dates. 

Three of the Lord’s feasts are in the Spring, or SEEDTIME:

Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits,

the Fourth feast, Weeks or Pentecost, is the GROWING Season.(Summer)

and the HARVEST season: Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles

The first 4 feasts were fulfilled to the day as given in Lev 23.  The Harvest feasts, will also be fulfilled to the very day and date given. 

The Seed time or Spring feasts pictured Christ’s first coming; Pentecost or Weeks represented the church age (Acts 15:14/Rev Chs 2&3); and the fall Feasts or Harvest Feasts, picture the Lord’s Second Coming: Rapture, Revelation, and Millennial reign.  The dates for each are given by the LORD Himself with no room for debate! (He is the date setter). 

The seasons are determined by the Equinoxes and Solstices’. The first day of every month is determined by the  New Moon.

The first day of the month for each 3-month season is determined by the aforementioned solar event. That is important because each of the LORD's Feasts were to be observed in their proper season:

Lev 23:4  - These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

Proclaiming these Feasts was to be done in their respective season for very good and prophetic reasons;  So God's People who wanted to know could prepare and be ready!

Seed Time or Spring is for the  planting of the Seed (Jesus).

Summer- the Growing season - for spreading the Gospel that that which was planted is alive!

Harvest for the gathering  of the Sheaves before Winter - Reaping the Harvest of Souls

  The first day of the first Biblical month of the year, Abib, is the first New Moon after the Vernal Equinox. 

The Feast of Trumpets (Rapture) is the only one of the Lord’s Feasts to occur on the First Day of the Month (Psa 81:3) Ethanim, so named in I Ki 8:2. 

The Rapture will happen on the God-given date of 1 Ethanim, 1st day of the Seventh Month, or on the first New moon after the Autumnal Equinox. In 2017?

Consequently, we can affirm that Mat 24:36/Mark 13:32, IS NOT talking about the Rapture, the Revelation in Rev 19, or the setting up of the Millennial Kingdom- the Kingdom of God which shall have no end!  These passages are speaking, contextually, of the New Heavens and New Earth, which will be outside the realm of "Time."

We can also say with confidence that the Rapture (Psalm81:3/ I Thess 4:13-18/ I Cor 15: 51, 52/ Rev 4:1) will take place on the first New Moon after the Autumnal Equinox (1st Day of the 7th Month)

 

The question was asked of the passage in Mat 25:13:

Mat 25:13  - Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Again, this verse can only  be understood in  its contextual setting.  This is a parable about 10 virgins.  You might say this is about 10 believers; saved and all sins forgiven; therefore, "virgins." Five were wise and five were not.  The difference between the wise and the foolish is found in vs.4

Mat 25:4 - But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Both had lamps but the  wise had "vessels" with their lamps.  The "vessel" is the heart, the seat of emotions.  It is where the things we love are stored, among other emotions.  Because the wise virgins had vessels  with the oil that cause them to be a  shining light meant they loved the Lord and were watching for Him and the LORD knew them.

2Ti 4:8- Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

"Loving His appearing" meant they were watching per His instructions.  They were studying His Word to know when He was coming and, therefore, their vessels were filled with oil.

1Th 5:1  - But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
1Th 5:4 - But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Jhn 14:15  - If ye love me, keep my commandments.

1Pe 1:8  - Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

 

This Message is to foolish Believers who are in love with the World instead of the their Saviour-Creator; to those who are walking in darkness like Demas. This parable was written to those Believers who accepted the Salvation purchased by Christ with His own blood but are still in love with the world!  It is those believers who  "know neither the day nor the hour" because they are too busy loving this world!

Mat 25:11 - Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
Mat 25:12  - But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

Like Jesus said to Peter who was Saved but Not Converted:

Luk 22:32- But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.


Mat 25:13  - Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Those Believers who Love Christ and His Appearing constantly search the Scriptures as they want to be ready!

 

 

Every Jot and Tittle

from the Church Bulletin October 1, 2017

Pastor R.S.Brewer

 

Mat 5:18 - For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 

 

The word “jot” comes from the Greek word “iota.”  It is used by grammarians of the accents and diacritical points used in letters that make words.  In English, we would call “iota” or “jot” the dot of an  “i.”   Likewise, the “tittle” or “keraia”  is the little lines or projections  of a letter. The cross of the “T” is what we would call it in English. 

In the contextual setting of the Bible, these “jots” and “tittles” are the parts of letters which make up words.  Our Lord promised to preserve every WORD of His written Word, even the "jots" and "tittles" - the Bible. 

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, Oh LORD, thou shalt preserve from this generation forever.

I was lying in bed reading one of the books I have written.  Of course, I found mistakes.  I don’t think I have ever written a page that didn’t have some sort of error.  The imperfect books I write to explain some truth in God’s perfectly preserved Word  is a great enigma to me. Imperfection trying to explain perfection is a mystery only God can explain. 

After having written some of these commentaries, I appreciate, yea, I am in awe of God’s work in writing the Bible, and that, in eternity past, before any of the Bible actually happened!  He then, in due time and according to His plan, distributed His Word to His people through dedicated, separated men, who were fallible.  Yet, because they were separated to Him and to His cause, He guided them in the task, giving them His infallible Word, which they penned as God’s preserving hand guided them in writing two Testaments in, ostensibly, two international  languages, Hebrew and Greek

In process of time, in another miraculous feat, He preserved every word of the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament, in the world’s third international language, English, which has became the only international language to actually become global. 

This is an impossibility where man is concerned, but the Lord used a king (See Ecc 8:4) and fifty-four dedicated, consecrated, but fallible men to compare six former translations, plus the Received texts from the Hebrew Old and Greek New Testaments:

 

 

The HOLY BIBLE

Conteyning the Old Testament and the New Testament

Newly Translated out of the Original tongues: & and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties Special Commandment

These men, under God’s preserving and protecting hand,produced one perfectly preserved Book, with every word perfectly preserved, down to and including every "jot and tittle."  We call it the King James Bible.

Pro 30:5,6 - Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Now translation is no easy task.  It is not simply transferring words from one language into another.  Not by a long shot.  Translation, properly done, includes the overall contextual setting, the immediate contextual setting, plus the emotions, inflections, moods, historical settings, along with all the possible historical meanings of the words. 

To top it off, the King James Bible translators had to have an intimate knowledge of the original languages as well as English.  Of course, everyone of the translators knew the Lord as Saviour and were keenly aware that they were handling the Word of God. 

While they were all sinners, as were Moses, the prophets, and the apostles, at the same time, they also were holy men who were aware of, and guided by, God’s stern warning, being motivated by the dire need, accepted the responsibility to  put God’s Word, with God's guiding and preserving hand, into the language of the common people so they would be protected from the Nicolaitane-Papal whore of Revelation 17 and 18.

Rev 22:19 - And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book .

Translation was not, and is not, an easy thing.  The same guidelines  the  KJB translators used, must still be used by us when putting God’s Word into the common language for God’s people to understand.  The English language of today, has been corrupted.  It was in its purest form in the 1500’ and 1600’s.  We too must be careful and reverent how we handle the Word while preaching and teaching it; in every Jot and Tittle!  RSB-Wprophet@aol.com

"Nothing is more needed among preachers today than having the courage to shake ourselves free from trivialities  that waste our time and strength, and resolve to continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the Word,"  G. Campbell Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

VOLITIONAL SUBMISSION

From The Sunday Bulletin

August 6,th 2017

Rom 13:1 - Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

This year has been especially trying for me as I have watched as my country, the land of my nativity,  be unmercifully attacked by a left-wing political ideology. It is anti-Christ in nature, manifesting itself in chaos, and the corruption of our God-honoring founding principles under an illegitimate and satanic puppet president. 

This satanic political ideology has been and is masquerading as a religion called Islam. 

The principles of God’s perfectly preserved Word (KJB), in the only international language of the world, was the guiding instrument in my country’s founding. I have seen this instrument kicked out of our public institutions by the corruption in our human government, only to allow, yea even invite, the corruption of this greatly inferior, satanic ideology into those same institutions. 

Our laws, based on God’s Word, have been twisted and convoluted and used against the Godly by the corruption of our judiciary, legislative, and executive branches of our government.  While at the same time, encouraging the participation of the left-wing, chaos and corrupting influence of the satanic political ideology called Islam, continues to grow.

Islam is the sacrificial progeny of the great whore whose destruction is foretold in the pre-written history of Revelation chapters 17 and 18.  Yes, I am saying that Islam is the illegitimate progeny of Rome!  History clearly reveals this fact.

Now, the deceived people of Islam are the cannon fodder to be sacrificed in Rome’s satanic quest for world domination.  The Muslims make no secret of their desire for global dominance;(See Ezekiel chs 38, 39) nor does Rome, or the globalists of the NWO like Soros, McCain, Lindsay Graham, and ol' 666 himself, Henry Kissinger! 

America’s founding, however, was on the eternal Biblical principle of LIBERTY, which is Biblically defined as “freedom within boundaries”.  In that case, nobody is totally free to do whatever they want; there are constraints and those constraints, be they physical, political, or the Laws of Physics,  limits our "freedoms."

Slavery limits our freedom, as does human government.  Consequently, the freedom we exercise within those constraints is called "Liberty."  I got "liberty" once in military service.  I could go to town but I couldn't go anywhere I wanted, or do anything I wanted to do. My freedom was limited. It was called "liberty."

Biblically, as one dictionary defined "LIBERTY”: “Living as we should, not as we please.” This is what the Pilgrims, the so-called, “Separatists” who founded our country, sought for in coming to the American continent.They wanted to be free from tyranny and persecution, so they could live  the way the Lord God wanted them to live, and within His boundaries.  They did not want to be free from God, but to be free to serve Him.  They escaped to this land as "settlers" – not as immigrantsImmigrant defined as- “to move into a settled locale” or, “one who relocated to a settled place.”  Settlers relocated to an unsettled place to settle it – thus a settlement or a colony” 

The Pilgrims were forced out of the Netherlands (Not speaking of “Puritans")  in a time of cultural failure and upheaval, and relocated to America when they had had enough of the religious persecution; not unlike the Book of Acts:

Act 8:3, 4 - As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. 4. Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

Aboard the Mayflower and because of “strangers” that were aboard, the Pilgrims drew up a compact  a "covenant" if you will, as a foundation for political self-government.

“This Mayflower Compact was done “In Ye Name of God” and with loyal acknowledgement of the political sovereignty of their king, James I, the king for whom the KJB is named. The Compact listed the Separatists’ broad goals as the glory of God, the advancement of the Christian faith, and the honor of king and country. 

Specifically, the Compact combined the signers and their families into “a civil Body Politick” so that they could, in the future, “enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony.” 

Those who signed were most of the adult males aboard the Mayflower.” There was no commitment in the Mayflower Compact to any type of ongoing direct democracy where majority rules.  There would be governors and officers and it would be the duty of every man to humbly and volitionally submit to their rule. This was America's fledgling Republic, which would become a "Constitutional Republic."

There would be an individual submission to the laws of God and any statutes based thereon  they would deem necessary to the common good.  This is not a Democracy, it is a Republic, all volitionally submitted to the rule of the Law of God.  All under the same rule of Law!. 

The Bible was not just a textbook, but a law Book, and a technical manual on life as well.  They all sought for, and agreed to follow it; and yes, they had a pastor to teach them God's Word who was a gift from God (Eph 4:8), and God’s Word would be their rule of faith and practice.  There was no individualism as it is today with everyone doing that which is right in their own eyes, (Num 15:39, Deut 12:8, Jdg 17:6); but individually they covenanted together to submit themselves to God’s Laws and man’s laws that were based on God’s Laws.

1Pe 2:13, 14 - Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; - Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

My country was founded on these principles; our founding documents: Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, were all written based on this voluntary submission to God’s law.  However these covenant founding documents of my nation  are wholly inadequate for a rebellious, lawless, “private interpretation” people, or a Christ-rejecting people. 

We have become a nation where the corrupt say, …”Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them.” Mal 2:17. RSB

 

 

Eternal Truth Must Be Oft Repeated

From The Sunday Bulletin

July 30, 2017

Luke 4:4 - And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Rom 6:16 - Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Some truth, when all adhere to it, need only be repeated occasionally. Make no mistake, this truth must be repeated!  Man learns evil and wickedness easily and quickly because it is our nature; man does not learn eternal truth quickly or retain it permanently if he doesn't work at it! 

We easily forget, then forsake, eternal truths  quickly because we do not incorporate them purposely  into our daily walk. We must write them down, study what we have learned, and then consciously make them part of tomorrow’s walk until the truth becomes part of my normal life. 

The principle says, “To break a bad habit,  replace it with a good habit.” For most, practicing the good takes at least six weeks for the good habit to replace the old.

Repeating and emphasizing those basic, but abandoned truths then, is imperative in the New Testament Church. See James 1:25 concerning “a forgetful hearer.”  Luke 4:4, is not only a statement of fact uttered by our Lord, it is also  intended to be the Believer’s way of life.  

God’s Word, every Word of it, is to be the Believer’s rule of faith and practice.  God’s Word, every word of it, has to be the final authority for those of us who name the name of Christ.  If you don’t want to believe that, just live the way you want to, under your own authority, and see where it gets you! 

I do not know of a preacher who was taught this truth in college or cemetery (not misspelled!).  Preachers often are not taught, hence, have no conviction  that  an authoritative, every-Word Bible was and is,  available to him - one ONLY, that he could trust.

Perfect, Divine Preservation (Prov 8),  is not a course in Bible colleges, but was an undertaking only the LORD God, Himself could and has accomplished-to preserve His Written Word for  each generation. (Ps 12:6,7) This preservation was written in the only international language the church age would ever see - that language was English.

The Book that was preserved by God, in the only international language of the church, which was purified seven times, is the King James Bible of 1611. It was and is the preserved, purified, and perfect, Written Word of God.  It IS the AUTHORITY for millions.

Pro 30:5, 6 - Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

This last phrase “thou be found a liar” is legal phraseology of a verdict rendered by a judge.  In this case the “Judge” is Jesus and the Perfectly Preserved Word of God, the AV 1611, commonly called the King James Bible, that will do the judging.

Jn 12:48...He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Mat 24:35, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Here’s a pertinent lesson that needs to be repeated-often:  Dr. Hyles some 30 years ago said:

1. Some view the church as the final authority. Our Catholic friends believe that the church is the final authority. If the pope speaks ex-cathedra, that's God speaking  (Not a chance!)

2. Some view their experiences as the final authority. In other words, "It happened to me, so it's true. I was there when it happened, and I ought to know. I had an experience. I saw Jesus. I saw a vision. I have a word of knowledge." This is the charismatic position.

3. Some view human reasoning as the final authority.  Human reasoning is, the final authority  to  liberals and Protestants.

4. Some view the Bible as the Final Authority.

Every church in American Christendom who had services this morning, had a preacher who stood up and preached what he believed. He either preached that he believed that the final authority:

1)  is the church or ,

2) it is human experience or,

3) it is human reasoning or,

4) it is the Bible.

 

The only authority that we as independent Baptists have had is the Bible. It used to be all Baptists, but now , since 1984 ,even most of the independents have apostatized and cannot give a person a Bible they KNOW to be the Preserved Word of God.  The only thing God will honor in His findings on that day is, under whose AUTHORITY did you do these things?  Even when ya tell them, they don’t hear!  RSB

 

 

PRIVATE INTERPRETATION

2Pe 1:20 - Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

For almost 45 years at this writing, I have believed and preached that understanding the Bible is based on the self-evident presupposition that true science affirms the Bible.

The reason: the Creator is the Author of Science, all sciences;  science therefore, is studying the Creator’s creation. The Bible is not primarily a science book but it is scientifically accurate.  The naturally-occurring laws of physics require special creation and therefore a Creator. These natural laws also act as a constraint on man. 

Man may observe these laws but he cannot change or violate them.  The very existence of these natural laws, in and of themselves, are self-evident proof of special creation by an Omnipotent, Omniscient Law-giver.

There can be no order without someone to order it; no laws without a Lawgiver. Further, we hold that the Creator has manifested Himself in the natural order and revealed Himself to His own through His Written Word that we refer to as the Bible or Scripture, which the Creator Himself wrote in eternity past, and perfectly preserved every word in the King James Bible. 

All the modern versions of the Bible are significantly different than the King James Bible and those differences serve only to confuse the truth and make the understanding of the truth more difficult to grasp. 

Without His Perfectly Preserved Word, man cannot hope to understand the truths of the creation. The Scriptures alone are the arbiter of truth; true science then, must have the Scriptures as its foundation. 

Science (or any of the sciences) do not validate the Scriptures; the Scripture will tell you if the science is true and valid. The sciences may be defined as the study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world.  Through observation and experimentation of the things which are or, that already exist, man may obtain a deeper understanding of a specific discipline.

Rom 1:20 - For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

However, that understanding must be validated on a Biblical basis and not human reasoning, even if it “sounds good.”  “CONSENSUS” is not truth by default.  God’s ways are not man’s ways and we were not born with knowledge and understanding of God’s Word. His truth is revealed (I Cor 2:10) when the hearer meets the requirements: Bible-believing church, God anointed pastor and teachers! (Eph 4:8, 11) 

Therefore, read the associated Scriptures included in each argument.  It is the Scripture, the Word of God, that is truth, and the Truth is often contrary to the consensus.

Jhn 17:17 - Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Neither is the truth found in “private interpretations.”

2Pe 1:20 - Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

A private interpretation is a premise one holds to because he hasn’t received the tools and/or the understanding of God’s Word ( I Cor 2:14) or he is too lazy to study God’s Word and use the tools supplied at salvation. That would allow him to follow the Spirit’s guidance to the knowledge and understanding of Scriptural Truth; but If he refuses to find a real Bible-believing, Bible-Teaching church where he can grow (“grow up” sometimes!) and mature. (Jer 3:14, 15, Eph 4:11-14). Private interpretations manifest themselves in the aforementioned ways. 

Certainly, there are other ways “private interpretations” are exposed, but the aforementioned are, at least, among the most common. RSB

 

 

 

The "TRANSGENDER" ISSUE

From the Church Bulletin, July 2, 2017

 

Mat 19:4 - And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 

Currently the acceptable treatment for gender disorders is to assist the patient to change gender. The doctor who originated the radical irreversible treatment in the 1960s, John Money, became best known for his fraudulent research, pedophilia activism and a long-held belief that gender was a learned behavior and not innate at birth.

Sex change surgery is only a cosmetic procedure to make it look like a change was made, when in fact no female “parts” are used.   The truth is, those had the sex-change procedure, male to female, were not changed into a female, they were simply neutered!

Women who undergo the reconstructive surgery to achieve manhood, in reality get an artificial  non-functional prosthesis. They to not become a man in gender; they are merely spayed, having a hysterectomy to eliminate their monthly cycle. Gender re-assignment surgeries  done to accommodate these so-called, “gender disorders” only assist the psychologically-confused patient to become a transvestite. 

When this change is forced on children by ignorant parents and quack doctors who  have no moral compass, and so, no conscience about practicing their government-sponsored pseudo-science at the expense of innocent children and parents who think medical doctors are god. 

If a medical doctor does not know the Creator as his Saviour, following learning and adopting God's moral values that allow a human to make Biblically-moral choices, then that "doctor" licensed by the state, practices without regard to or benefit of the  morals founded in God's eternal Truth, His Written Word. In modern day lingo, he practices "quackery."

It used to be, that even students pursuing a law degree, first had to have a divinity degree so he could understand the basis for human law and conduct.   During the last thousand years of “time,” the Bible will again be the basis of education as King Jesus’ reign will be based therein.

Pro 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

No person’s education is complete if they do not know their Bible. Yet, this essential “completeness” has been outlawed in our government schools…The veneration of the Word of God characterized the earlier leadership of America, which established our precious heritage.

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible. "George Washington-

"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated to us through this book." Abe Lincoln,

It is sobering to acknowledge the preciousness of our heritage, that is that has come to us at such a high price…How tragically we have fallen!

Patrick Henry said, “The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed." 

For most of the past 2,000 years it was a treasure that millions willingly died for. And yet we all take it all for granted.

"The Bible is no mere book, but it is a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.", said Napoleon.

Psa 111:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.  

This understanding is foundational to all disciplines that God hath “...given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.” Ecc 1:13

Unfortunately, as this age draws to a close and the end-time events are about to begin, we see a world that is almost completely adrift morally, and scientific pursuits have abandoned the rudder of all foundational and eternal truth that the Creator left us with. 

The wisdom of His Word and the moral compass it provides was and is there to guide civilization to unbelievable heights of achievement and prosperity. Man, however, as it was in the "days of Noe," has squandered the opportunities the LORD God has provided  to gain the wisdom and behavioral guidance The Word of God affords.  It is the the Handbook on life, created and preserved by the Creator.

Pro 9:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. 

As Solomon said, pointing man to the Creator’s purpose, and the design He put into place to achieve that purpose, the work, the travail, God gave to man was to exercise him in God’s knowledge, understanding and wisdom:

Ecc 3:10 - I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

Instead, man, like Satan, has tried to supplant the Creator and has descended into the depths of degradation thereby.  He Created them male and female and did not give them the wherewithal to alter that! RSB

 

 

 

The "Pure Words are STILL PURE!

From the Sunday Bulletin, June 25th, 2017

Psa 12:6 - The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psa 12:7 - Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. 

Dr. S. Frank Logsdon (1907-1987) was a Baptist preacher, popular author and Bible conference speaker, and took part in the formation of the New American Standard Bible (NASB) published by his good friend, Franklin Dewey Lockman, of the Lockman Foundation. Logsdon pastored Moody Memorial Church of Chicago from 1950 to 1952, and other churches during his ministerial career.

He later regretted his association in the publication of the NASB. Here, in part, is his testimony:

 “Two questions were handed me tonight which if I could answer them would take care of almost all the other questions: "Please tell us why we should use the Authorized Version and why the New American Standard is not a good version, and the background from which it came." "What is your opinion of the 1881, 1901 and other variations of the Bible in relation to the Authorized Version?"

May I point out to you very specifically, not that you do not know, but to stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance, we are in the end time! And this end time is characterized by a falling away, and of course that is apostasy. That is the meaning of the word: Falling away from truth. And when there is a falling away from truth, concurrently there is always confusion because they are sort of Siamese twins. With confusion there is mental and heart disturbance, and people naturally come short of the high standard of the Lord.

Everything we have or ever will have will be found here [in the Bible], as we have said so many times. All that God does for us, in us, with us, through us, to us must come by the way of this Word. It's the only material the Spirit of God uses to produce life and to promote it. Name it, and the Word has to be here.

So you can understand why the archenemy of God and man would want to do something to destroy this book. I ought to whisper to you, and this is no compliment to the devil, but he knows it can't be destroyed.

He tried to destroy the Living Word. You don't see this depicted on Christmas cards, but the Spring night that Jesus Christ was born, a devil was there in that stable with one third of the fallen angels whom he had dragged down, to devour the manchild as soon as He was born (Rev 12:6). Now he was unable to accomplish his diabolical mission.

Just think. Satan was there when Jesus was born, with all of those cohorts, those fallen angels, for one purpose: to devour the manchild. He could not stop Jesus.

So, he is going to do what he knows is the next most effective thing, that is try to destroy the Written Word. (See I Cor 2:8) He knows he can't. He can't destroy the Word of God; but he can do a lot of things to try to supplant it, or to corrupt it in the minds and hearts of God's people. Now he can only do it in one of two ways: either by adding to the Scriptures or by subtracting from the Scriptures.

Satan is too wise to add to because those who have been in the Word for a long time would say, "Wait a minute; this is not in the Bible…. so he subtracts from it. The deletions are absolutely frightening. For instance, there are in the revisions (1881 and 1901), so we are told 5337 deletions, subtractions if you please.

And here is the way it is done. It is done so subtly that very few would discover it. For instance, in the New American Standard we are told that 16 times the word "Christ" is gone. When you are reading through, you perhaps wouldn't miss many of them.; some of you might. And 10 or 12 times the word "Lord" is gone;. there are so many such deletions.

So this is done in order to get around it and further blind the minds and hearts of people, even though it may be done conscientiously. There isn't any worse kind of error than to have conscientious error. If you are conscientiously wrong it's a terrible situation to be in. Sincere, but sincerely wrong, is still wrong! Nevertheless, when there is an omission that might be observed, they put in the margin, "Not in the oldest manuscripts. But they don't tell you what those oldest manuscripts are. What oldest manuscripts? Or they may say, "Not in the best manuscripts." What are the best manuscripts? They don't tell you. You see how subtle that is? The average man sees a little note in the margin which says "not in the better manuscripts" and he takes for granted they are scholars and they must know, and then he goes on.That's how easily one can be deceived.” 

The end times we are presently in are the times of deceit and deception that Jesus warned His people about.  Today's false preachers outnumber those called according to God's heart. (Jer 3:15)  The false one's are subtle, they say that Jesus is the Christ, but deny the power (the divinely preserved WORD), telling their gullible congregations that one of these "New Age Versions, NIV, NKJV, ESV, NASV, and the like, are as good or better than the King James Bible!  That is a lie; and the tell-tale sign that the individual is either a false preacher, not called according to God's heart (Jer 3:15), or has been deceived by a false preacher! 

The Preacher / Pastor who denies the King James Bible is the ONLY perfectly preserved Word of God is a false prophet!. The KJB is the Every-Word Bible', preserved in English, the last international language of this age by the hand of the Almighty Jehovah Elohim, A.K.A. Jesus Christ, who is the Living Embodiment of the Written Word.(Jn1:1-5)

2Ti 3:5 KJB- Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Understand, the "Power thereof" is His Word, and confusing people with these "fake bibles," and at the same time, corrupting the English language, is the work of none other than the Destroyer .."in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon." (Rev 9:11)

Col 2:8 KJB - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

The Pure Words of God are STILL pure in the King James Bible and will remain so because the Creator, LORD God, said He would preserve it! 

2Co 11:13 - For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2Co 11:14 - And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2Co 11:15 - Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Deny the existence of the eternal and divinely preserved Word of God, be labeled now, and be found guilty at the judgment of being a FALSE PROPHET! RSB

 

 

 

THE BELIEVER'S ETERNAL AUTHORITY

From the Bulletin

May 14, 2017

 

Matthew 4:4 - But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Some truth, when all adhere to it, need only be repeated occasionally. Make no mistake, it must be repeated! 

Let me add a note here: There is a movement afloat trying to separate the OT from the NT. In the NT, the word “scriptures” is used 21 times, and always refers to the OT.  That does not mean the NT is not Scripture. The NT was in the process of being delivered to the Saints and was not yet complete!

It means, the NT Scriptures are built onto the OT Scriptures so they are indivisible.

It is no wonder there is so much error when so much of the “Scriptures” are being ignored. Jesus said in Matthew22:29:

Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Man does not learn eternal truth quickly; forgetting, and then forsaking those truths, occurs far too quickly. Repeating and emphasizing those basic, but abandoned truths is an imperative. 

Luke 4:4 - And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

It is not only a statement of fact uttered by our Lord, but also intended to be the Believer’s way of life.  God’s Word, every Word of it, is to be the Believer’s rule of faith and practice. 

God’s Word, every word of it, OT and NT, has to be the final authority for those of us who name the name of Christ, who is the embodiment of the Scriptures. (Jn1:1-5)

If you don’t want to believe that, just live the way you want to, under your own authority, and see where it gets you. 

I do not know of a preacher who was taught this truth in college or cemetery.(not misspelled!) 

Young preachers are not taught but indoctrinated; hence, they have no conviction that an authoritative, every-Word Bible was, and is,  available to them -  but there is ONLY ONE, that he can and should trust!

Perfect, Divine Preservation (Prov 8), is not a course in Bible colleges or Cemeteries (again, not misspelled!), but was an undertaking only the LORD God Himself could and has accomplished - to preserve each Word His Written Word for  each generation. (Ps 12:6,7)

This preservation was written in the only international language the church age would ever see - that language was English during the time it was in its purest form. The Book that was preserved by God, in the last international language of the church,  which was purified seven times, is the King James Bible of 1611

There were four main editions (NOT “RE-visions”) which corrected printing typeset errors, standardized the font used to a Times Roman, and standardized the spelling. That done, it was the preserved, Written Word of God.  It IS the AUTHORITY for millions.

Pro 30:5, 6 - Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

This last phrase “thou be found a liar”  is  legal phraseology of a verdict rendered by a judge.  In this case the “Judge” is Jesus, and the Perfectly Preserved Word of God, the AV 1611, commonly called the King James Bible, that will do the judging.

John 12:48...He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Mat 24:35, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

A lesson on “Authority” from Dr. Hyles some 30 years ago: 

1. SOME VIEW THE CHURCH AS THE FINAL AUTHORITY.

Our Catholic friends believe that the church is the final authority. If the pope speaks ex-cathedra, that's God speaking.

2. SOME VIEW EXPERIENCE AS THE FINAL AUTHORITY.

In other words, "It happened to me, so it's true.” I was there when it happened, and I ought to know. I had an experience. I saw Jesus. I saw a vision. I have a word of knowledge." This is the charismatic position.

3. SOME VIEW HUMAN REASONING AS THE FINAL AUTHORITY.  Human reasoning is, according to liberals and Protestants.

4. SOME VIEW THE BIBLE AS THE FINAL AUTHORITY.

Every church in America in Christendom who had services this past Sunday morning had a preacher who stood up and preached what he believed.

He either preached that he believed that: 1) the final authority is the church or , 2) that the final authority is human experience or, 3) that the final authority is human reasoning or, 4.) that the final authority is the Bible.

The only authority that we as independent Baptists believe is the Bible. It used to be all Baptists, now , since 1984 even most of the independents have apostatized and cannot give a person a Bible they KNOW to be the Preserved Word of God. 

The only thing God will honor in His findings on that day is, under whose AUTHORITY did you do these things?   Even when ya tell them, they don’t  hear! RSB

 

 

 

BIBLICAL CREATION

Reasonable, Logical, and Scientific!

R.S.Brewer, Pastor

3/12/17

I John 5:7 - For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

The Biblical account of creation is ridiculed by atheists, patronized by liberals, and often allegorized even by conservatives. The fact is, however, that it is God's own account of creation, corroborated by Jesus Christ (Mark 10:6-8, etc.), who was there! God said that He spoke the cosmos into existence, and the account is reasonable, logical, and fully in accord with all true science and history.

There are only two possible basic models or origins—that is, of the origin of the universe, of the earth, of life, of human life, and of all the basic systems of the cosmos. These are, in  the simplest terms: Evolution, with all its variations or Biblical Creation

Either the origin of things can be understood in terms of 1. continuing natural processes, that is, processes still observable, or 2. they cannot—one or the other.

If they cannot, then we must resort to completed supernatural processes to explain the origin of, at the least, the basic systems of the cosmos.  Evolution and Biblical Creation thus exhaust the possibilities, as far as origins are concerned.

This necessarily means that if we can demonstrate to be false either model of origins, then the other must be true. There are no other options.

By definition, evolution should still be occurring now, since it is to be explained by present existing and observable processes. If there is anything certain in this world, it is that there is no evidence whatever that macro evolution (changing from one species to another with more complexity) is occurring today.  No one has ever seen a big bang bring order and life.  No one has ever seen a fish become an ape - though I must confess, I have seen some university professors de-evolve into the likenesses of primates and jackasses! It would seem that evolution has been falsified, at least as far as the present world is concerned.

This does not prove it did not happen in the past, of course, but the evolutionist should recognize that this means "Evolution" is not science, since it is not observable. Evolution must be accepted on faith.  Actually, there is no evidence at all that evolution ever took place in the past either. In all of secular, recorded history, extending back nearly five thousand years, no one has ever recorded the natural evolution of any kind of creature (living or non-living) into a more complex kind.

Furthermore, all known vertical changes seem to go in the wrong direction, that is, they get worse instead of better,(Are you listening pro-GMO crowd?) An average of at least one species has become extinct every day since records have been kept, but no new species have evolved during that time.

Stars explode, comets and meteorites disintegrate, the biosphere deteriorates, and everything eventually dies, so far as all historical observations go, but nothing has ever evolved into higher complexity. If evolution were true, there should be millions of transitional types among these multiplied billions of fossils—in fact, everything should show transitional features. But they do not!  If one were to rely strictly on the observed evidence, he would have to agree that past evolution has also been falsified. If evolution did not occur in the past, and does not occur at present, then it is entirely imaginary—not a part of the real world at all.

This leaves creation as the necessary explanation of origins. This fact is also confirmed by the best-proved laws of science—the law of conservation in quantity and the law of decay in complexity, or the famous First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. The truth is, the empirical scientific evidence tells us that the planet we live on is not millions of years old, but less than fourteen thousand years old.

Based on Biblical revelation, with archeological, and astronomical evidence, we here at GIBC have found the Biblical “First Time” or "In the Beginning," was very close to 10,976 BC for the creation of the earth, making the earth and and the celestial heaven (Gen 1:1) just over 13,000 years old at this point.  The other celestial bodies, sun, moon, and stars, were created in the already-existing celestial heaven on the 4th day (Gen 1:14) of re-creation (Psalm 104:30); making them about 6500 years old.  That is roughly half the age of the earth!  

To this agree many scientific observations as well as the Biblical narrative. Special Creation with supernatural forces is the way our Lord Jesus - The One True God, brought ALL things into existence. The whole creation, seen and unseen, testifies to this. John 1;1-3 - Jhn 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jhn 1:2 - The same was in the beginning with God.
Jhn 1:3 - All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

 

KING JAMES BIBLE ISSUES

ESV 2016 REVISION CHANGES

Note to the Reader:  The LORD God (Jehovah Elohim) promised to preserve His Word - PERFECTLY! (Ps 12:6, 7, Prov 30:5, 6 etc).  An Every-Word Bible is absolutely necessary to the understanding of His Word.  There is not a man in this world smart enough or wise enough to better even the smallest of Words in the KJB, and will face the Almighty for trying. See Rev 22.  This article is included so that one may see just a sampling of the changes arrogant man makes in competing with the promise of the Almighty.  "Yea, hath God said," came out of the mouth of the destroyer and author of confusion.  The born-again child of God must reject theses New Age Versions to avoid error multiplied upon error. The following compare the 2016 Version of the ESV to the 2011 Version from the revisers!

 

(We are not told of the character or qualifications of the reviser(s), how many there were,or who authorized it,; but it is obvious scholarship is absent from this version altogether.)

Crossway Bibles made a revision to the text of the English Standard Version (ESV) in 2016. There were 52 word changes in 29 verses. When publishers make changes such as this, we often get requests to keep the prior version(s) available. We cannot do so as our licensing agreement with the Bible publishers require us to display the most recent version. However, Crossway Bibles has made it very easy to see the differences, which are displayed below.

Permanent Text (2016)

ESV Text (2011)

Genesis 3:16

Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.

Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.

Genesis 4:7

Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.

Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.

Exodus 38:11

And for the north side there were hangings of a hundred cubits; their twenty pillars and their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.

And for the north side there were hangings of a hundred cubits, their twenty pillars, their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.

Numbers 14:42

Do not go up, for the LORD is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies.

Do not go up, for the Lord is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies.

Judges 6:13

And Gideon said to him, "Please, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us?

And Gideon said to him, "Please, sir, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us?

2 Samuel 23:34

Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai of Maacah, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,

Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai of Maacah, Eliam the son of Ahithophel of Gilo,

1 Kings 8:48

if they repent with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies,

if they repent with all their mind and with all their heart in the land of their enemies,

2 Kings 20:18

And some of your own sons, who will come from you, whom you will father, shall be taken away,

And some of your own sons, who shall be born to you, shall be taken away,

2 Chronicles 6:38

if they repent with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity to which they were carried captive,

if they repent with all their mind and with all their heart in the land of their captivity to which they were carried captive,

2 Chronicles 13:9

Whoever comes for ordination with a young bull or seven rams becomes a priest of what are not gods.

Whoever comes for ordination with a young bull or seven rams becomes a priest of what are no gods.

Esther 9:32

The command of Esther confirmed these practices of Purim, and it was recorded in writing.

The command of Queen Esther confirmed these practices of Purim, and it was recorded in writing.

Psalm 18:48

who rescued me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you delivered me from the man of violence.

who delivered me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you rescued me from the man of violence.

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

Isaiah 2:3

For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Isaiah 10:5

Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!

Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!

Ezekiel 40:14

He measured also the vestibule, sixty cubits. And around the vestibule of the gateway was the court.

He measured also the vestibule, twenty cubits. And around the vestibule of the gateway was the court.

Hosea 13:14

I shall ransom them from the power of Sheol; I shall redeem them from Death.

Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death?

Micah 4:3

He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away;

He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong nations far away;

Matthew 4:24

So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them.

So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.

Matthew 17:15

"Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly.

"Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly.

Luke 7:36

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table.

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.

Luke 22:44

And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Luke 24:47

and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Luke 24:50

And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.

John 5:22

For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,

The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,

Ephesians 1:5

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.

he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

Colossians 1:11

being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

James 2:10

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

 

 

SIN- DEFINED BY THE LORD GOD

February 19, 2017

I John 3:4 – Sin is the transgression of God’s law. 

There it is; the matter is settled for time and eternity.  Man needs to know the definition of sin; here, the LORD God (Jehovah Elohim) defined it in no uncertain terms.  The definition of sin is not up to me as a person, as a pastor, or as a parent. The Supreme God defines sin; NOT the pope, or the imam or their mahdi. It is the LORD God (Jehovah Elohim) that determines what sin is, and it was defined before the earth, the oldest celestial body in the heavens, was created.

Deu 4:39 - Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.  

Therefore, in defining correct human behavior, we must consult with Him and He has documented, in great detail, what normal human lifestyles are.  You’ll recall, that Satan, the archangel rejected because he wanted the Creator’s position, not being satisfied with the position the Omniscient, Omnipotent One put him in, promised Eve she could be as God knowing good and evil.”

(Knowing-yada” contextually, “determining”). good and evil.) That was an invitation Eve could not resist.  She could be like God and make the determination as to how good and evil is defined.  That way, the LORD God wouldn’t have to do it – or “you can determine what sin is INSTEAD of God.  It’s all history now.  Her fateful decision has become a hereditary characteristic passed down to all of Adam and Eve’s fallen, sin-prone, progeny. 

Now, with a historical foundation laid, we can intelligently, rationally, and objectively address the subject of “Homosexuality.”  What does God say?  Again, it does not matter what anybody else says; it only matters what the LORD God says about it. He is the arbiter of right and wrong. 

Regardless of one’s chosen lifestyle, it is the LORD God that determines whether the behavior is sinful or not.  So what does God say about it?  What does the documentation reveal?  God’s documentation, the Bible, was provided and preserved by Him for every generation.  Consequently, all of mankind will be accountable to one unchanging standard; judged by one objective and unchanging Judge.

Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

The word “abomination” comes from  the Hebrew (- תּוֹעֵבָ. -tow`ebah). Contextually defined, it is that which is disgusting to God; that which He detests.  Some form of this word is used in relation to human behavior in 167 verses.  Remember, it is the LORD God that determines right and wrong.  He tells us that sexual relations with persons of the same sex or sexual behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own gender, is an abomination to Him.

Studying the etymology of the word, “homosexual,”  we find that it usually referred to the male from the early days of the English language, in the twelfth and thirteenth century.  However, by Biblical definition, a homosexual is one who has sexual relations with a person of his or her own gender.  Again, may I repeat, homosexuality, or the homosexual act is an abomination to God.  It is transgression of His law.

Mankind, like Lucifer and his angels, had/has a free will.  Therefore, man always had/has a choice whether or not he was going to submit himself, of his own volition, to sinful acts of homosexuality.  Fallen man/mankind has inherited a sinful nature that is contrary to God, God’s plan, and God’s will. Our sinful nature resents being denied access to any of our carnal desires. 

To say that one was born a homosexual is to say one has no choice but to behave that way.  The serial murderer could say the same thing, as could a drug addict.  All of it is a lie, and when a person falls for a lie like that, whether it is homosexuality, murder, recreational drug use that resulted in addiction, alcoholism, or over-eating, he chooses to be controlled and enslaved by that sin. The over-eater misses God’s purpose in food and eating.

Pro 23:2 - And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. 

Homosexuality is an abomination to God.  Not because I say so, but because He does.  

Leviticus 20:13 - If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.  RSB

 

 

 

 

This Battle is The Lord's

February 12, 2017

Gen 6:5 - And GOD saw that the wickedness (anti-God behavior)) of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil (evil - mischief, harm, hurt) continually. 

This is the way the world was in the days of Noah, just before the Lord God, Jehovah Elohim, poured out His judgment on mankind. . The LORD gave America the kind of leader(s) we deserved because of our rebellious, self-centered ways.  God’s people began to suffer at the hands of  lawless, corrupt administrations years ago, but it accelerated about eight years ago!. 

Right became wrong, abominations, as defined by the LORD, were openly paraded as right and those who disagreed were labeled bigots, racist, and homophobes (fear of queers).  People of the Book were ridiculed for telling the truth, and the People’s House was bathed in the lights of LGBT perversion as if it were a normal lifestyle and something to be proud of.  We could not get our government to punish the evil-doers, or refuse to finance their forays into sin, shame, and compromise.

Believers, as well as conservative unbelievers looked forward to the end of this corrupt and unlawful administration, but all we saw was the same old go-along-to-get-along, establishment politicos vying to replace the open corruption of the left.  One stood out from the pack of testosterone-challenged, same-old-rhetoric candidates; he really wasn’t a politician, but a business man whose ears were tuned to the cries of the remnant of God’s people and conservative citizens.  He said what "we the people" were saying, and we were heartened when he willingly stood out from the pack as well as the current corruption  vying for the keys to the White House. 

It seemed to many of the remnant of Bible-believers, that this one non-politician who stood out from all the rest, just might be a gift from the Lord in the last hours of these last days. Among these are modern “Noahs” of the last days, who saw a ray of light from above which carried a conditional promise  which said in the words of 2 Chronicles 7:14, that IF my Believers would repent, THEN He would hear from Heaven and heal our land. 

We all rejoiced at the opportunity it seemed the Lord was giving us. Pro 29:2 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

With the election of this non-politician “promise keeper” the Believers and conservatives turned from over eight years of mourning, to rejoicing in the possibilities of returning to the Lord and to a  nation of laws the Creator / Saviour had given to our nation’s forefathers.

The modern-day “Noahs” began proclaiming the truth of the LORD God that this was indeed a Divinely-granted opportunity for our nation to turn back (repent) to the goodness that made America great, the envy and hope of the world.  

Pro 8:15 - By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.  

However, the left-overs from the corruption of the previous eight-plus years, exhibited the chaos, destruction, and wrath that is symptomatic of those who are offspring of the father of their motives and motivation! Rev 12:12 -… for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time

Now we see the corrupt left with their partners from the establishment right (RINOs), along with heretics and apostate preachers, teachers, and pastors, uniting against the Lord God, His people, and the newly-elected non-politician (2Pe 2:1) - …false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 

The battle is now set in array. As in the days of Noah, Divine judgment is at hand; it is set and will not tarry.  The satanic multitudes have and will continue to use lies, deceit, chaos, and destruction, to further their satanic globalist cause, just as in the days of Nimrod;

but the people of God must learn to be people of the Book, and seek out the pastors and teachers who are the called according to God’s heart (Jer 3:15), whom He has called Eph 4:12 - For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

This battle will be won only by the Creator’s eternal truth which will expose the lies and deceit.  The knowledge and understanding of God’s Word is paramount in this battle.  II Chron 20:15-...Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's. RSB

 

 

 

 

About "Climate Change"

January 25, 2017

Gen 8:22 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Among the beauties of being born again of incorruptible seed, which is the Word of God which liveth and abideth for ever, (1Pet 1:23), and recognizing that the Word of God is infallible, inerrant, inspired, and perfectly preserved in the King James Bible, is the fact that our Saviour/Creator has given us, in that Word, a foundation by which to understand the verity (truth) of what we hear, see, touch, taste, and smell – and even the thoughts and intents of the heart.  What a treasure that indeed is! 

For such Believers, this is called our “worldview,” our Biblical Worldview. Allow me to take a moment to define “worldview” and then, understanding it, we will be far less susceptible or vulnerable, to all error and deceit.

Col 2:8 - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Basically stated, “worldview” is the overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world. A Biblical worldview is based on the infallible Word of God and less than 9% of professing Believers know about or have a “Biblical Worldview.” It is a crime God, through His Word, is not consulted in this matter, as it should be in all matters!  He is the Creator and nothing escapes His perfect understanding of all things.

This ignorance and lack of understanding of "worldview" is a satanic thrust is to keep all people, including Believers, ignorant of God and His eternal truth. 

That said, I will apply my Biblical Worldview to the political hot potato called “global warming,” a.k.a. “Climate change.”  Satan’s crowd went from “Global Warming” to “Climate Change” when the truth came out from  Climatologist whistle-blowers that the “GW” crowd was fudging the numbers to support their view. 

Well, the Creator, my Saviour, said in His Book which He hath given, that “seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease for as long as the earth remaineth.(Gen 8:22). 

However, Lk 21:33 says the earth shall pass away and that passing away is described in 2 Pet 3:10.  Chronologically, that is after the Millennial Reign of Christ on this present earth, and after the Great White Throne Judgment.  After that, the present earth, and all three heavens with all the works therein will be dissolved in a nuclear event; (2Pet3:12)...

...but those of us with a Biblical Worldview,(2Pet 3:14) look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness, according to His promise. (2 Pet 3:12) 

In vs 17 of 2 Pet 3, Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

Consequently, when we hear left-wing globalists, DNC and liberal GOP, lying politicians talk about “Climate change,” who will ye believe?  God’s Eternal Word or satanic liars? 

I recall Algore and the like, talking about ½ degree warmer average temperature change across the globe, I marvel at that!  ½ Degree change, globally, is not change, it is control! 

The expensive digital thermostat in my house will not control the average temperature within ½ degree!  When it operates within its specified limits, it controls within +/- 3 degrees; and that is CONTROL! 

The Creator, Jehovah Elohim, designed the seasons (Gen 8:22), and the paths of the wind:

Ecc 1:6 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits

It is the same with the rain: Ecc 1:7 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again

These are cycles designed by the Creator, my Saviour, described for me, a Believer, in the Eternal Book He has given.  The Biblical worldview is not the only worldview; it is, however, the only correct worldview;  it is the only worldview that allows me to understand the Creation – defined as "all that may be observed or discerned."

Those that get all upset over liberal proclamations of global climate change, which are false, are simply ignorant of the Biblical worldview:

Luk 21:26 - Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

The same is true of those scoffers that cannot see the signs of the times:

2Pe 3:4 - …saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation

In either case, the Believer who sees all things through a Biblical worldview, can remain on a faith-full even-keel as he knows our Creator-Saviour is in complete control, allowing man to exercise his freewill within boundaries!  RSB

 

 

Learning then Doing Better

R.S. Brewer, Pastor

December 11, 2016

 

Jas 4:17 - Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.  While we expect unbelievers to adhere to the pagan ways of the “religious” world, During my frequent ponderings while reflecting upon the condition of professing Christianity, I am saddened by our attitudes against conforming to the revealed will of the only Begotten Son of God. 

He purchased our salvation with His own blood and I am amazed at the ingratitude and  resistance of those professing to be saved to  the changes our Saviour wants in our lives that were pagan while we were begging to be delivered from the bondage of the world.  The truth is, we, volitionally, brought that pagan ball and chain of  slavery with us, and even after receiving His free gift of eternal life, professing believers steadfastly refuse to put it down. 

We are now only shackled to the life of slavery by the exercise of our own free will!  We unlearned some of the lying traditions past down to us like that of the lies surrounding the birth of our Lord Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb of God, but seem incapable and/or unwilling, of applying this knew found knowledge and understanding to correcting the error from our old life.

As a 20th century child, we readily accepted that Jesus, was born in a manger in Bethlehem in the dead of winter on December 25th.  That simply is not true!  While Jesus was born in stable and laid in a manger, in the country town of Bethlehem, the center of an agricultural area, because there was no room in the only Inn in town, it was in the Spring when lambs are born; not winter, not fall!

Few of us every asked the question as to why there was no room in the Inn, nor did we have pastor’s that taught us why a country Inn in a little farming area should be packed out.  Was it because there was a meeting of the FFA? (Future Farmers of America). Also, why were the shepherds living (abiding) in the fields by night and watching over their flocks? Luk 2:8 - And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. We just accepted that shepherds of sheep do that in the dead of winter.  Well, had we asked our pastor’s and if they were called after God’s own heart ,(Jer 3:15)  they could have told you what I was never told because my pastor’s were still living in Egypt, so to speak. 

As most deer, sheep, and elk hunters know, the young of these animals are conceived in the fall during the "rut" and born in the early spring, sometime after the vernal equinox.  Bethlehem was a sheep-raising center.  When the lambs are born in the spring, the predatory animals that were in the area, lions, bears, wolves, etc., went where the newborn lambs were for an easy meal.  Most of the aforementioned predatory animals are nocturnal hunters—that is, they hunt at night and sleep during the day.  The Shepherds in Luke 2, were out watching over their flocks to keep the predators from the new lambs.  The new lambs which met the stringent Biblical requirements were sold to the Jews who came from Jerusalem to purchase their Passover lambs in preparation for the 14th of Abib. 

Abib, the first month by decree of the LORD God, (Jehovah Elohim) roughly corresponds to the Gregorian month of April.  On or about the first of the month Abib,  Bethlehem became a very busy little town with many Jews making the 6-mile or more trek from Jerusalem.  They would take up the rooms in the Inn, waiting for their lamb to take back to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast. 

Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb of God, was born during that time in a stable and laid in a manger, because the Inn had no vacancies available. In 33 years, Jesus, the Lamb of God, would be crucified on the 14th of Abib, in the early spring, paying the price for the sins of the whole world. 

Those are the basic facts and there are many amazing details, too numerous to mention in this venue.  This being factual, what meaneth this winter season with Babylonian phallic-symbol trees, green wreaths representing the womb and fertility.  What meaneth this winter solstice celebration, and a gluttonous, long haired, vagrant, who purportedly knows all?   I can find none of it in the pages of Holy Writ, except as a warning from Jehovah Elohim through his messengers the prophets.

 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. (Jer 10:2)

Knowing this or learning this, why then, do professing Believers allow themselves to be enslaved by these pagan observances? If we can’t give “something” up that is not right, that “something” has us in bondage and we are enslaved to it. Christmas, decorated trees, green wreaths, satan claws, are not for believers. 

To keep our pagan traditions, Believers say, “but we do not worship the Xmas tree;” The word “worship” means “to bow down, prostrate oneself.”  Now as you kneel down to place your presents/offerings beneath the tree, have someone take your picture.  Then tell me about "worship!  Further, they say, “It might be pagan, but this is one idol, I cannot forsake! The Lord pardon thy servant in this thing, but we are not going to give it up!” (see 2 Ki 5:18) Are we connecting the dots yet, brethren? RSB

 

 

CREATION AND NATURAL LAW

November 20th, 2016

Ezek 18:20 - The soul that sinneth, it shall die. Rom 3:23 - The wages of sin is death.  Other than the obvious meaning that we apply in our every day lives, these two versus are the Biblical version of what science has relatively termed the Second Law of Thermodynamics or the Law of Entropy.  This law, created by God, affects more of the lives of mankind than people realize. Let me briefly explain the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.  Both are universally accepted as fact.  The fact is, both of these scientific laws prove evolution is less than a myth. “Evolution” is a lie—a false religion, which is anti-Christ and anti-God. Only this religion of the evolutionist keeps them from admitting the truth of this.  But these laws go far beyond merely proving that Charles Darwin was a fool.  Allow me to briefly explain both laws.  The First Law says Energy or matter, can be transferred from one place to another, or transformed from one form to another, but it can be neither created nor destroyed. Or we can put it another way: The total quantity of energy in the universe is constant. When the total quantity of something does not change, we say that it is conserved. The two statements given above, then, are two ways of expressing “the law of conservation of energy.” This law is considered the most powerful and most fundamental generalization about the universe that scientists have ever been able to make.  The reason why no energy can now be created is because only God can create energy or matter, and because God has rested (or ceased) from all His work which He created and made (Genesis 2:3). This, of course, refers to the physical creation. The reason why energy cannot now be destroyed is because the Lord is now …upholding all things by the word of His power. Hebrews 1:3.  I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it"

 

Col 1:17 - and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  One way of stating the Second Law is: ‘The universe (everything physical) is constantly getting more disorderly! Viewed that way, we can see the Second Law is all about us. We have to work hard to straighten a room, but left to itself it becomes a mess again, very quickly and very easily. Even if we never enter it, it becomes dusty and musty. How difficult to maintain houses, and machinery, and our own bodies, in perfect, or less-than-perfect working order; how easily and quickly they  deteriorate. In fact, all we have to do is ignore them; that is, do nothing, and everything deteriorates, collapses, breaks down, wears out, all by itself. That is what the Second Law is all about.  Only a superior outside force can counter the effects of the Second Law.  Only God can be creative.  The First Law is proof that God is, and is the Creator.  Man cannot do or undo what God has done.  The Second Law says that man and the physical creation will, in all ways, decay and die without intervention from the Creator.  Without the guiding, maintaining, preserving, hand of God, disorder and corruption, have free run.  An anti-God individual will decay morally and physically. Like a person with a weak or no immune system, he will sink into moral degradation. Man was not designed to succeed without God. That is the Second Law. Society is made of individuals.  A society made up of individuals who do not see the proof of God and believe that He is, is a society upon which the Second Law will have no mercy.  I wonder if that could be why Rock n Roll musicians average just over 40years of life expectancy?  Man or society that ignores God, misses the maintenance and preservation of the only One who is the Lawgiver.  Sin still takes its toll– consequently, we all die - physically.  The house we live in- our body -is under the curse of sin.  The new man that lives in that house is born of God and literally cannot sin (1Jn 3:9)  As it was in Noah’s day, so it is today. Man and society have turned their backs on the only Source of redemptive, creative power.  Consequently, evil men and seducers are waxing worse and worse deceiving and being deceived. (II Tim 3:13)  The truth that sets man free, God’s Word, like the dove Noah sent from the ark (Gen 8:9), is having a tough time finding a place to land.  All the while, the truth that sets mankind free is obvious and all around us.  Yet people ignore it like they do God.  Despite the fact that the religion of evolution violates all known scientific laws, the high priests of these lies find large supportive audiences.  After all, if there is no God, say the foolish and the fools, I will not have to face or answer to Him!….RSB

 

 

 

RENEWAL of AMERICA

 September 4, 2016
Pastor R.S.Brewer

Jhn 8:36 - If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. While reading comments about the presidential election, recently, two things caught my attention: First, people are commenting that as a result of an apparent Trump election, America and Americans will gain back the many freedoms and liberties we have lost, while sending the pagan Islamic criminals back to the cesspool countries their pagan religion has produced.  Secondly, other comments have to do with the satanic nature of the Obama-Hillary-DNC and Establishment GOP opposition.  If there is an election, and I am still here for it, I will cast my vote for Trump. I am looking for the LORD's return in obedience to His command to watch.  You can't see the day coming if you do not know what to watch for! 

Heb 10:25  - Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

However, from a Scriptural perspective, Trump cannot be the saviour the majority of voting Americans think he could be. America’s pride in thinking our country can simply pick itself up, dust itself off and return to the relative greatness it knew in days gone by is simply foolish thinking. 

America has turned from the LORD God that gave her the liberties at America’s inception because the new American’s, pilgrims, were looking not to be free FROM God but to be free to serve God; learning to make His preserved Word (KJB) their rule of faith and practice in all aspects of their lives

Today, America is under God’s judgment and it is evidenced by the growth of the satanic-darkness invading our land.  The DNC and the RINO’s are part of the manifestation of that Divine judgment, as the Lord our Protector is removing His hand of protection and allowing us to be invaded by Philistines (Islam).  The DNC and RINO’s think they’ll be able to control these poor deceived people that Jehovah describes as “wild men” (Gen 16:12).  As Rome has covertly used the 1.5 billion Muslims, so the DNC has used the American black people, pandering to them with the likes of Obama-phones, to get their votes.  After which, they are kept in poverty and forgotten!  It is interesting to note that the DNC was part of and financed the KKK!  As Americans moved away from the Lord God, they became less discerning, believing the lies of the Democrat and Establishment GOP politicians.

 

Note: In reference to the Lord, our Creator and Saviour, I will differentiate Him from the Catholic's Baal the sun- god, and Islam's Allah the moon-god by using His name "Jehovah."

Exo 6:3 - And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
Psa 83:18 - That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

Rome is and always has been behind the Philistine Goliath we call Islam today.  Rome is and always has been, since its inception, a political ideology of chaos seeking to achieve global domination and is responsible for much of the Middle East hatred, the attacks on and the desire to destroy Israel. This destruction includes the Jews, and Biblical Believers who support Israel; even if we do not agree with Judaism’s theology concerning the Messiah, Jesus. 

Rome put on the “mask of religion” in 325 AD at the Council of Nicea with her first pope, Constantine. The “Roman church” (patterned after Babylon) found great obstacles in her attempt to conquer Jerusalem to allow the pope to sit in the Temple on the Temple Mount. (Exactly what the Antichrist desires to do in the Tribulation, and the Tribulation Temple (already in existence in the time of Rev 11:1) that will be built where the Dome of the Rock is preparing to fall!

Rome tried to yoke the strength of the Arab people, using the charismatic, pedophile, criminal, Mohammed, whom they groomed, trained and financed, but found that the Arabs simply could not be controlled.(Gen 16:12) 

Rome even embedded a beautiful Arab-Catholic woman with the young Mohammed, who wrote and/or greatly influenced the writing of the Koran, in an attempt to harness the Arab’s strength of numbers for the purpose of overthrowing Israel and Jerusalem. 

Rome was even complicit in America’s Civil War, trying to conquer the young but Strong America, and assassinating the beloved President Lincoln by Jesuits. Lincoln was onto Rome’s ploy, and with God’s help, defeated Rome who allied herself to the South and Jefferson Davis, reputed to be the “Pope’s boy.” .

However, Rome has not relented – Islam with her moon-god Allah, like her mother, Rome and her sun-god Baal are still political ideologies of world domination, still wearing the mask of a religion. America and Israel are still in Rome’s sights.  Using the Muslims like canon-fodder, they attack that which Jehovah Elohim loves and died for in the person of Jesus Christ.  Rome’s and her sun-god, Baal, covertly yoking Islam for plausible deniability reasons,  using the numerical strength of Islam and her moon-god, Allah, are on the tools of the satanic attack that many in America sense in this election cycle. The Jesuit Pope Francis of Rome is an evil, wicked, corrupt, globalist and is, no doubt, the false prophet described in Rev 13:11-17.  The Antichrist (Rev 13:1, 18) Henry K. (Kissinger = 666) and the false prophet, Francis have a date with a summary judgment,  (Rev 19:20) both by-passing the Great White Throne and being cast into the Lake of Fire!

Rev 18:3 - For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies

Biblically, Islam will become an insignificant or non-entity after the Russian organized and led Gog-Magog war, recorded in Eze 38 and 39. (Gog and Magog #2 being at the end of the millennium (Rev 20:8)), in an attack on Israel in the which Jehovah Elohim will intercede.(Eze 38:17-23)  The “Woman on the Beast” is Roman Catholicism and the Beast is the 10 Member Nations of the WEU, partly strong and partly weak (Rev 17:9, 12 / Dan 2:34-41). 

Electing Donald Trump is not the way to prevent an invasion and crippling of the US, though, as I said, he would get my vote IF we are here and there is an election.  America’s hope is through 2 Chronicles 7:14 – where saved people “my people” begin to seek His face.  Then, the LORD God would intervene and Mr. Trump could be effective.  However, God’s Word tell us in 2Ti 4:3 - For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;  (see 2 Thess 2:3)

Consequently, since this is what God saw for the days in which we live, my desires and hopes for a Spiritual revival in America have been dashed on the rocks of this apostate generation.  What is next?  Mat 24:37 - But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  RSB

 

 

 

 

 

Last Days Deception

By Pastor R.S. Brewer

It is time, once again, to set the record straight - as a man, called of God ought to do.  Many of my Pastor colleagues, some even Independent Baptists, are leading their people astray - some are themselves deceived and say the issues and standards of God's unchanging Word do not matter any more,  but I maintain  they do not matter any less! Some professed brethren are using using "the god's of Egypt"  as promotional material to increase attendance on  pagan holidays and attracting crowds by any means, totally leaving out the primary ministry of a New Testament Church - the ministry of the WORD, which God's Word say he must give himself to CONTINUALLY. 

A true man of God would teach his people about these errors and lead them away from it. Like Substituting the OT name for Joshua in place of Jesus:

 "JESUS" or "Yahshua"

"Yahshua" is NOT a Hebrew Word for "Jesus". It is an anglicized form of "Yĕhowshuwa`" used 218 times in the OT and ALWAYS of "Joshua" and meaning, "Jehovah Delivers" -  defined Biblically. (i.e.- I Chron 11:14)

The Hebrews were only aware of a promised Messiah and that He would be called "Immanuel." (Isa 7:14)  However,  the name of "Jesus," is not found in the Old Testament Hebrew language. Jesus' name was first used in Matthew chapter 1and verse 1, and a total of 5 times in that chapter and it is NEVER synonymous with "Joshua" anywhere in the New Testament.

Jesus, Biblically defined  means,  "Saviour of His People" (Mat 1:21) and is the name  that is above all names:
Phl 2:9 - Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Phl 2:10 - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Phl 2:11 - And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

So, I offer up the preceding brief Bible-based lesson for those who want to know.  Those of you who do not want to know - stick your fingers in your ears, and cover eyes and continue down the Christ-dishonoring path.  May the Lord help us!  Pastor Brewer.

 

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John 8:32 - And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free

 

MY FELLOW LABORERS

By Pastor R.S. Brewer

Someone attended our services sometime ago and after the service asked what I was mad about.  Taken back by his inquiry, I inquired as to his meaning.  He said, " You sound like you are mad at the people you are preaching to.  My reply was this:  Sir, I see a bridge out ahead, I see a fire down below, and a freight train bearing down on us.  Sir, what may have sounded  like anger to you, was merely a passionate pastor trying to rescue, then prepare, as many as possible for what is about to happen - the bridge is out; there is a fire below; there is a freight train bearing down on us - we need to move!

WHERE IS YOUR HEART?

Jhn 14:15 - If ye love me, keep my commandments.

I have been preaching now, approaching the 44 year mark; though a slow learner, I have learned a few things during these last 4-plus decades in the ministry. 

Among the things I’ve learned is this: God gave me two ears and one mouth.  That must mean he designed me to listen twice as much as I talk.  However, we see man would rather talk than listen.  It is like he wants to put his ignorance and lack of understanding on display.  You know, mouth in motion before brain is in gear! 

Learning this, I have made it a practice to listen much more than I talk (preaching being the exception – then, I am just giving the sense of God’s Word))  I learned to ask some of the great men of God, I’ve been privileged to meet, some question that has perplexed me; then shut up and let him answer. 

I have done the same in college where the science of electronics is concerned as well as college professors teaching God’s Word.II Chron 7:14 calls that “seeking his face!”

Listening usually pays big dividends because you not only gain knowledge and understanding, but the one speaking will unwittingly reveal what is really in his heart.

Luk 6:45 - A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh

“The heart” is that part of the soul that harbors our emotional attachments – “what we love.”  Where saved people are concerned, most of what we love came with us as baggage from Egypt, so-to-speak. 

After salvation, we are supposed to learn to love what the Lord loves and hate what He hates, throwing off that old and unneeded baggage from the old life that weighs us down. 

For the  most part, professing believers could care less about God’s heart; being caught up trying to be a god ourselves and doing that which is right in our own eyes! (See Gen 3:5)

Consequently, people talk, predominantly, about what they love and what they treasure.  They talk about that which they love or,  “where their treasure is!” 

For most, it is money, material, possessions, family or friends, and things of this world; but seldom is it the Lord and the things of the Word of God!  What you treasure most is what you love the most – and most of their treasure  is what they brought from Egypt.  How do I know that? Well, it isn’t that I am innately smart and discerning; but when you fall in love with the Lord and His Word you learn to discern these things based upon the Creator’s Word.

Heb 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Those who tell me that they love the Lord, but never do what He says, are the same who really could care less about what He loves and wants for their lives.  They have, at the very best, a very feeble love for Him who gave all for us. 

It is impossible to walk with the Lord and at the same time, with the World – it simply cannot be done!

Jhn 15:14 - Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 

“Friends” are chosen from among many acquaintances.  Friends are people with whom you identify and have much in common. These characteristics do not allow a loving relationship with worldly friends and Christ also; it just cannot happen. 

So the Word of God says of these whose heart is with the world. 

Mat 7:23 - And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity

You cannot walk with Christ and with the world or with those who are of the world.  Now this is speaking of saved people, (i.e.- Kingdom of God)

 

Luk 13:27 - But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. Jesus relates the same words to religious but lost people (i.e.- kingdom of heaven) in Mathew 7:23. 

We are speaking of the saved (Lk 13:27) who took Christ up on His gift of eternal life, but did not pursue the things that accompany salvation (Heb 6:9).

Where is your Heart?  RSB

 

 

Gilbert Independent Baptist Church is an old fashioned Bible-believing (KJB) Baptist Church and we believe and preach that God’s Word, and His Word only, is our rule of faith and practice! We love the Lord and people enough to tell them the truth of God’s Word.

In Him,

R.S. Brewer, Pastor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
     
 
   

 

 

 

There is no question in my mind that the Word of God is the only hope for America and mankind. Despite America's Biblical heritage, left to her by our pilgrim forefathers, her level of Christianity is anemic at best and continues to decay as Believers continue to apostatize.  Pastors and preachers have virtually  quit proclaiming Biblical standards or standing  on the Bible as God's Infallible, Inerrant, Inspired and Perfectly Preserved Word.  Because so many of "God's men" are caught up with the world,  like Lucifer in Eden's garden, they cause God's people to question and doubt the real Word of God.  Compromising preachers bring out their favorite version of the truth, while abandoning the Divinely Preserved Truth itself -  the Purified Seven Times, King James  Bible!

Don't tell me those copyrighted versions of the truth help people to understand God's Word better.  I've met you and your people.  I've listened to you spout your obvious ignorance of the truth.  The Lord God has quit teaching you because you have lost your way and now, in your apostasy,  lead others astray also.  When someone asks this preacher for a copy of God's Word, I give them what I know is an "every-word Bible" - every Word chosen  by God Himself.  I don't have to make up lies that something could have been better translated this way or that, because it isn't true.  When preachers say that,  it is because they have lost their way and the Holy Spirit is no longer their guide into the truth. Shame on them!

Jehovah Elohim, the ONLY TRUE GOD, does not bless man's version of the truth. He only Blesses His truth.  I am talking to my independent Baptist Brethren who have left God's Word, and that anemic group that call themselves "reformers."  You are Laodicean, that's what you are.  You are a compromiser! Blind leaders of the blind!  You do not know what you do not know until the Holy Spirit reveals it to you; allow Him do do so.  Go ahead and get Thomas Nelson's permission to publish Thomas Nelson's NKJV; get Rupert Murdoch and Zondervon's permission to publish the  NIV; or the Lockman Foundation's permission to publish the NASV.  We have the AUTHOR'S Permission to Publish the time-tested, soul-winning, relationship building, Authorized Bible commonly called the King James Bible

In the days or hours or  we have left before the Rapture, the Lord has led us to proclaim His message to those in the greater Gilbert area who want to know and want to  have a relationship with the King of kings, by learning His preserved Word. Gilbert Independent is here to fulfill our Lord’s commission. We are here to deliver God’s truth with understanding . Bring your King James Bible and join us, you will need it here!. -R.S.Brewer

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