|Serina Rogers & Sons|
Tonight I preached at the MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH pastored by one of our TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE graduates Pastor Dexter Landers Jr. One of the great moments of the night was to hear Mrs. Serina Rogers and her sons Timothy, Nathan, and Matthew sing a special before I preached. Timothy was 4 years of age when they were members of LONGVIEW BAPTIST TEMPLE of Longview, Texas. This was such a joy to see and to hear them sing together!
I was asked by the pastor to preach on the KING JAMES BIBLE for the entire conference. This was not what I normally would do in a conference but I did as the Pastor requested. In Sunday school I taught my lesson on "WHERE DID THE WORD OF GOD COME FROM?" I preached Sunday morning on "WHY DO WE HAVE A PRESERVED & INSPIRED BIBLE?" Sunday night I preached my sermon on the "THE SWORD BATHED IN HEAVEN!" Tonight I preached by sermon "THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLE!" The altars were full with people rededicating themselves to the Word of God.
I) The Holy Spirit wrote the Scriptures in Heaven (Psalm 119:89-96)
II The Holy Spirit gave the Scriptures through man to man (II Peter 1:20-21)
III) The Holy Spirit accompanies the Scriptures because He is the Scriptures (I Peter 1:12)
IV) The Holy Spirit makes the Scriptures live because He is the Scriptures (John 6:63)
V) The Holy Spirit teaches and preaches through the Scriptures (I Corinthians 2:9)
VI) The Holy Spirit keeps the Scriptures alive through inspiration or being "inspired" for all nations and tongues (II Timothy 3:16; Matthew 5:18; Revelation 17:17)
One of the key words is the word "is" for the Word of God "is" settled in Heaven. So the Words of God were complete in Heaven both verbal and plenary and was given in piecemeal to man on earth within the context of the word "is!" God spoke less as He gave to man His written Words! The Words of God were, is, and will be "is" forever! "All scripture 'is' given by inspiration of God '...for...'" When you attack the written WORD of God you are attacking the LIVING WORD of God!
This is God's Word not man's word for all nations and all tongues! For the English speaking peoples the KING JAMES BIBLE is preserved inspiration for us! It has always been in the present tense of "is." These Scriptures were written in Heaven from Genesis through Revelation in the context of the present tense. As time entered into the picture the Words of God were still in the present tense of "is." When Jesus comes back according to Revelation 19:13 He will be clothed in blood: and his name 'is' called The Word of God."The Word of God will judge us one day but in essence the Word of God judges us today because it "is."
Imagine a pitcher of water! Pour that water into a container. Then pour that water into another container. Then pour that water from that container into another container and do it one more time with another container. Let the water represent the Scriptures settled in Heaven. When you pour that water from the pitcher into the first container it is still the same water that was in the pitcher.
Let the first container be the Hebrew language, the second container the Aramaic, the third container the Greek, and the last container be the English, or German, or Latin, or Russian language. I propose that the water in the last container is the same water that was in the pitcher that represented the Word of God in Heaven! Translation is nothing more than giving the same to another through a different container. Enoch was translated and he was still the same Enoch in Heaven because he was translated!
Romans 16:26, "But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith."
Titus 2:11, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men."
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, OI LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
Different containers same Words! However, Paul gave this warning, II Corinthians 2:17, "For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God..." Water is in it basic form pure! However, it can be polluted or corrupted and Paul warned about such people in his day. We have the same in our day. Do not listen to those who put a question mark on the KING JAMES BIBLE for they are attempting to corrupt our Scriptures and talk down to the saints of God! All of us have a choice of either believing by FAITH or INTELLECT! There is a difference between knowledge and intellect! Someone mockingly said, "Well its one thing to be ignorant and its another thing to be proud of it!" This was a slam at folks who believe by FAITH the preserved inspiration of the KING JAMES BIBLE! Arrogance is not an appealing quality for a fundamentalist leader to possess!
JUST A THOUGHT!