I think many of you are misjudging Ken Ham and his motives. I thank God for him and his stand for a literal reading of Genesis and a 6 day creation. The Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter are simply means to counter so much disinformation put out in other museums and the public schools which promote the LIE of EVOLUTION.
He is NOT trying to promote a Romish mode of superstitious worship. He is standing for the Gospel to the Glory of God and for that I give God Thanks!!! This Ham, unlike the one in Genesis who stepped off the first ark, is a Blessing to me! SOLI DEO GLORIA!!!
The Impostor from Kenya and his LIES, LIES, LIES are indefensible and Jim knows that, and since he is unwilling to admit this current OCCUPIER is despicable, his only recourse is to attack someone who has BEEN OUT OF OFFICE for 5 YEARS!
GOD will have the last laugh! PsalmÂ 1:1-2:5 "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure."
penelope, We may not ever get to watch the watchers watching us, but we get to talk to the GOD who is watching us and also watching the watchers watching us. Go have that chocolate mint ice cream, enjoy some sunshine, and BE BLESSED!!!
"it might as well have flown into another dimension." Reminds me of an episode of the Twilight Zone. ( But, of course, I don't really believe that is what happened.) Did Rod Serling write this article? "Submitted for your approval."
I thank Dorcas for her comment on the Trinitarian Bible Society who has much literature available on the various versions and for pointing out that sermon by Dr. David Allen. Here is another I listened to by him that I highly recommend! Is the King James Version still the best? Also, the comments by SteveR and others in support of the AV are greatly appreciated! Listen to that sermon. You will be BLESSED!
Shane, Jim and other detractors of the Authorized Version surely know that those of us who love the greatest and most reliable English translation commonly known as the King James Version DO NOT worship THE BOOK. We worship THE GOD of THE BOOK. This same God says in His Book that "every word of God is pure."
Now, we are not hung up on Elizabethian English, but we do desire to have the most reliable and faithful translation based upon the most reliable manuscripts. The most reliable version available today is STILL THE AV/KJV which is based upon the most reliable manuscripts which are also the majority of manuscripts. As SteveR has pointed out, there are very significant differences between the AV/KJV and the modern versions such as the NAS, RSV, NIV, & ESV. Another example is found in Ephesians 3:14.
The earlier translations by John Wycliffe and William Tyndale agree with the KJV which reads, "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," whereas the ESV and most modern versions omit the words, "of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Now, as a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, which translation best honors Him? That which retains Him or that which omits Him?
I had my eyes opened reading a Gideon New Testament years later that I had received while in the Army. God's Word does not return void. The atheistic socialist statists know that the Church empowered by the Word of God is the greatest impediment to their totalitarian goals. That is why they are going after believers whereever they find them: in schools, universities, the military, in business, & in government. Ride on King Jesus!!!
Since the Impostor from Kenya likes to brag that he is "good at killing people" why doesn't he DRONE Kim Jong-un? I guess the "humanitarian crisis" in N. Korea doesn't fit with his godless narcissistic agenda and he doesn't see how he can score political points in his meglomaniac mind.
So you don't like the term 'total depravity.' Then how about the biblical language "dead in trespasses and sins?" A dead person cannot do anything for himself until he is "quickened" (another biblical term) or "made alive." We don't make ourselves alive, GOD does that! GOD is Sovereign, NOT us. Our will is in bondage to sin. HE has a TRULY Free-will and HIS IS BIGGER!!!
John UK, I really don't see where you and I disagree! I never disputed the verses you cited from Matthew. I don't understand why you think we are in disagreement. Getting back to the subject in the article, just as this preacher misinterpreted the biblical passage referring to deadly serpents, he probably believed he would be healed and that is why he refused medical treatment when it was offered.
John Yurich, Back in the 80's I was heavily involved in a church that employed altar calls when I came across a booklet by Iain Murray "The Invitation System" printed by Banner Of Truth Trust. I would highly suggest you read it and think about what he says. He confirmed many things I was troubled about concerning this system of evangelism which was popularized by Charles Finney and then Billy Graham. Not all Baptist nor evangelical churches follow this method and one of the dangers of this system is the churning out of false converts who are convinced they are saved because they went forward in a service and made a profession. Remember what Jesus will say in that day to many, "I never knew you." Examine yourself whether you are in the faith. Make your calling and election sure. Don't trust your salvation to man-made methods! Trust in the LORD!!!