What Books Make Up the Canon of Scripture? The Scriptures prove that God, not the Catholic Church, preserved God’s word, the Bible. The Bible lets us know what books belong in the Bible. Etc. Sermon by Brother Jeff Faggart at Charity Baptist Tabernacle on December 6, 2021.
Psalms 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, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”
Unique Characteristics about the Word of God. Who gave the Scriptures? How long will the Scriptures last? Whose book is it? Why did God give the Scriptures? Etc. Sermon by Brother Jeff Faggart at Charity Baptist Tabernacle on December 8, 2021.
This page should have been added long ago. I am starting it on May 28, 2015. The underlying authority for all my writings, audio teaching, preaching, teaching, and living is the word of God, the KJB. That is the way it has been since I was saved.
I have heard, over the years, some ridiculous attacks on the King James Bible. The unlearned can be easily misled. Recently I came across a Youtube video claiming the KJB is a Masonic Bible. I listened to a few minutes of it and realized how ridiculous it was.
The word of God proved itself to me as soon as I was saved. Of course, I did not know much about the doctrines of the word of God even though I took Bible, Old and New Testament, as elective courses in high school. However, I had come to believe the doctrine of repentance and faith, and I was saved through repentance toward (turning to God) and putting my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. By the way, faith is not a work (Romans 4.5). I was immediately changed. I was a new creature regenerated, a born again child of God. I had a new purpose – to glorify God. I had a new nature. I no longer wanted the same things as before. I sinned, but did not wallow in sin. When I sinned, the Holy Spirit convicted me of my sin. And I could go on.
One thing that had lingered with me since being a small child was the impression made on me by an uncle and aunt who were saved. I seldom saw them after the age of 5, but I remembered the obvious difference between them and others I came in contact with as I went through life; they were different in a good way. Their testimony which I heard after becoming an adult showed that they were very different from before their salvation. Salvation brought an immediate change in them as it did in me.
After I was born again of the spirit, the Lord began to turn my life around. When I got into church, I became hungry and thirsty for the word of God. I no longer wanted to drink, go to social parties, and so forth. The church I was a member of became my place for fellowship and spiritual growth. In other words, the KJB proved itself to me on a deep spiritual level. That is all I need to satisfy myself that the KJB is the word of God.
Since being saved, I have heard and read much teaching on the KJB versus other “translations” issue. Why was this important? Because the issue is so prominent to believers and to non-believers. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the word of God. I had some friends whom I believe were also born again, but who did not use the KJB. I even went to church with one or two of them just a couple of times. Even though I believe they were saved, I saw that they were not being well fed. I saw that their churches did not seem to have the power of the church I went to. Later, when I started intensely studying the Bible, I learned the reasons for these things, and the reasons for the attacks on the KJB. The downward spiral of heresy, apostasy, and immorality among “Christians” in America who use “interpetations” and not the KJB has confirmed and continues to confirm what the Lord taught me – that the KJB is the word of God.
I could have already filled this page with a wealth of resources which I have come across over the years and which prove to any believer who will honestly search for the truth about the matter that the KJB is the word of God in English. I am starting out with a little and will add to this page as I have time.
To begin this page, let me start with a simple question. If you skirt it, you are not looking for the truth about this matter. Is there a word of God in English? If so, what is it? Is it the ASB, the NKJV, the NIV, The Living Bible, etc., or is it the KJB? There can only be one word of God. All the “translations” are very different. Either one of them is the word of God, or none of them is the word of God in English. There can only be one word for word translation, thereby rendering all the others “interpretations” written to uphold the beliefs of the author(s). If you say only the originals are the word of God, then there is no word of God because there are no originals.
Is God able to preserve his word? “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” (Psalms 12:6-7). Are those verses in your “Bible?” They are in my KJB.
Jeremiah 35-36 gives a great example of God’s destroyed words being rewritten. The originals were destroyed but the Lord rewrote them through Jeremiah, and the Lord even added more words. There are no originals for one to go to. That is no problem for God. When the king destroyed the words God gave Jeremiah, God gave those words to Jeremiah again. God has the ability, and has used his ability to preserve his words in the King James Bible.
Speaking to Timothy, through Paul the apostle, God said:
“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
The Bible, Old and New Testaments, in the originals contained words from a few languages. Those words were preserved and rewritten. God promised to preserve his word, not the originals. Read all of 2 Timothy 3 and 4. Those who deny the authority of the word of God do not have the power of God. They have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof; believers who are seeking the truth are to turn away from such people (2 Timothy 3:5). Yes, we are to offer them the truth, but when they reject truth (God’s word) we are told to turn away from them. This can bring sorrow and grief, especially if they are family or friend, but believers are to obey God.
Have you ever noticed that on the day of Pentecost they spoke in other tongues and people from different nations heard them in their own tongue (language)? Several languages were spoken at the same time, to people from diverse nations.
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4).
“And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born” (Acts 2:7-8).
That, my friend, was an great example of the awesome power of God, the only God, the God who controls life, nature, and all things. God can communicate in every tongue in pure words. He can preserve his word in any language. This is no hard task for the infinite God. One will never be able to convince me that such a God did not give us his word in English. Much evidence of things unseen convinces me that the KJB is God’s word in English.
Because we now have the word of God in English, speaking in other languages serves no purpose. The word of God is available in many languages. Speaking in tongues serves no purpose. Before I was saved, a lady who spoke English would come to my photography studio and start speaking in tongues. In hindsight, I believe she was a devout Charismatic. I did not offend her, but I saw the utter foolishness of her actions. She could have spoken to me so that I could have understood her. And by the way, should God wish me to speak in an unknown tongue, he could supernaturally perform it. Tongues were a gift.
One cannot, from an honest understanding of the Bible, conclude that tongues is required as evidence of salvation. Nor can one depend upon his feelings or some type of supernatural experience as evidence of salvation. The Bible makes clear what is required for salvation (see God’s Plan of Salvation for Bible instructions on how to be saved) and what one’s responsibilities are after salvation (see After Salvation)(See also, Repentance, the new creature, the new life, and changed behavior for many Bible verses and other resources which explain repentance and the new creature which results from salvation.)
The Old Testament is authenticated by New Testament scriptures, too numerous to be listed here.
The Lord pre-authenticated the New Testament:
- He expressly declared that He would leave “many things” unrevealed (John 16:12).
- He promised that this revelation should be completed (“all things”) after the Spirit should come, and that such additional revelation should include new prophecies (John 16:1-33).
- He chose certain persons to receive such additional revelations, and to be His witnesses to them Matthew 28:19; John 15:27; 16:13; Acts 1:8; 9:15-17.
- He gave to their words when speaking for Him in the Spirit precisely the same authority as His own. Matthew 10:14-15; Luke 10:16; John 13:20; 17:20; see e.g. 1 Corinthians 14:37; Exodus 4:15; Revelation 22:19; Deuteronomy 4.1-2; Proverbs 30.5-6.
The Lord prayed:
- “For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me” (John 17:8).
- “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” (John 17:14).
- “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17).
I was at a church service where the pastor used his “Bible” as he preached. His Bible was made up of the KJB on one side and an interpretation (another “Bible” version) on the other. Sometimes he read from the KJV, sometimes from the other. I noticed in my KJB that the verses he read from the other “Bible” were different. He chose the one he liked the best. In other words, to him, there was no word of God. Utter confusion. Total heresy. No wonder many American “churches” are nothing more than social clubs or nightclubs.
Click here to listen to a great teaching on studying the word of God: Nehemiah 8, Dr. J. Vernon Mcgee.
Click here for 5 min. 57 sec. study which teaches why Christian programs for young people have not and do not work.
What is the problem when one cannot understand the Word of God? Is it the Bible? Are there errors in the Bible? Is it head trouble? What is it? Learn the answer and more in this great teaching from Proverbs 8.8-36.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155963452312615&set=a.10150791607702615&type=3&theater for a gallery of John McElroy’s images.
“Christ loved the church and gave himself for it” (Ephesians 5.25).
Click the above to go to more of John McElroy’s teachings.
I believe the King James Bible is the Word of God in English. What is the definition of cult? People throw that word around without defining it.
Click the above to go to the order page for the book.
Why the Left Mocks the Bible (050719)
On Origen and his place in the modern perversions of the Bible – The origin of the modern perversions and the KJB explained in the following short presentations:
After viewing the above lessons, you may wish to listen to more. To get the links use google.
AV – 3 What About the Original?
(Gipp is right about the KJB, wrong about some other matters)
“Spiritual Warfare with a KJV Sword or with an Antichrist Butter Knife Version,” on sermonaudio.com (101415)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)(Click here to go to page with links to sermons on the whole armor of God.)
“Transgender Friendly Bible Versions,” a sermon by Pastor Jason Cooley on sermonaudio.com (070314)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)(Pastor Cooley quotes from various versions including the NIV and the NKJV.)
Bible Translators Making The Scriptures More Acceptable To Appease Muslims? (031616) This is a good article explaining how lost translators rationalize changing the Scriptures.
Sound the Battle Cry: Easter And The King James Bible: Was It Translated Correctly? on sermonaudio.com (032616)
For more info on Alexander McClures book, see http://www.chick.com/ask/articles/translators.asp
Go to the bottom for links to other great resources such as link to review of book which explains the attacks on the KJB.
Click here or the tract “The Attack” picture below this sentence to see the tract which, in a nutshell, gives the history of the attacks on the Bible.
Keith Daniel on new Bible versions
Jerald Finney’s Bible Study notes and much more on the Scriptures (See that page to find out where the Bible came from, the canonization of Scripture, how to study the Bible, etc. You will find answers to questions such as, “Did the Catholic church give us the Bible?”)
Click the following links to go to other resources:
Click the above to go to The King James Bible Page website.
The Word: God Will Keep It/The 400 Year History of the King James Bible Only Movement by Pastor Joey Faust