A lot of Christians have been caught up in this Roman Catholic traditional pagan festival with all it's trappings.
Jeremiah 10:3-4 Â For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
Sounds like 'Pastor Jim' is one of those Bible correctors that hasn't done his homework. The AV is taken from the Majority Text i.e. 95-98% of all manuscripts ever found. It agrees with the Pershitta (AD 150) of which 350 copies exist. These far out date the so-called "oldest manuscripts" which you think are the most reliable, namely the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus which are so corrupt and unreliable that John W Burgon (who has studied these documents in person, said "the Codex B(Vatican) leaves out words and whole clauses no less than 1491 times" and "it bears traces of careless transcriptions on every page.." The Sinaticus is "covered with such alterations ... brought in by at least ten different revisers". These are the manuscripts that underlie the New Versions and Pastor Jim ignorantly put his faith in.
The Devil is having a field day at the Christian's expense.
I picked up a 128mb RCA mp3 player at a local drug store for $40 (then, at Christmas time, Toys-R-Us had a 1gb player for the same price!); it can hold 10 - 20 sermons which is ideal for keeping my mind on things above while working. I also have a CD/MP3 player from Bantam Books which I can use for mp3s that have been saved to a CD - Hymns and songs, and classics like Van Til or Scripture reading that I'll save. I also picked up an FM transmitter that can broadcast either of these on the work truck's FM radio (no headphones while driving!).