Saving The Gold!

 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God which effectually worketh also in you that believe." [1 Thessalonians 2:13]

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]

THE BIBLE :

Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]

LONG HOME

demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

Saving The Gold!

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.JamesSaving The Gold


 

"For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God which effectually worketh also in you that believe." [1 Thessalonians 2:13]

What about you? What will you do when someone comes up to you trying to sow a little seed of doubt about The Bible in your heart by saying, "Yea, hath God said?"

Well then, is there a problem with THE BOOK?

Indeed, does God have a perfect book on this earth whereby He has revealed His Son, Jesus Christ and made known His will to men? And, is This Book alive? Make up your mind in advance!

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged 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." [Hebrews 4:12].

The individual that cannot believe that God could not [or did not] preserve inerrant His word for us today in the English language is either calling God a liar or has a god who is only "a god of the hills." "Their gods are gods of the hills;" but He is God of the hills and of the plains. God will have derisive laughter. "Thus saith the Lord, Because the Syrians have said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys..."[1 Kings 20:28].

How big is your God, Christian?

God wrote a Book, and He has preserved it till this very day. The words of the Lord are pure words! Note that the present tense is used. Do you believe those words?

"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" [Psalm 12:7]. He will preserve them from all the scholars and all the translation committees! Amen! Amen! Amen!

Remember, there is in every man that kind of heart that would tend to doubt God's words. "Yea, hath God said?" There lies in certain men's hearts the desire to corrupt the word of God, but we, BIBLE BELIEVERS with sincerity, speak in Christ. "For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ" [2 Corinthians 2:17].

We must be involved in a dredging operation. The Bible believer must do this while we are in this old world. And just as the sluice box does, we must do. We must save the gold! We must catch the gold! The gold [the word of God] must be saved in "the whole heart"...the believing heart...the heart that sees by faith. That will be our part. "I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart." [Psalm 9:1a].

Do not worry about the so-called errors or contradictions in the Bible. God will take care of that. God keeps [or preserves] His word. "Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."

He is God of the hills and of the plains.

"Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart" [Psalm 119:2]. They who keep his testimonies have a whole heart. Their heart will approach God and His Book with total joy and expecting to commune with the Holy God who is infinite, for this purpose: "Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word" [Psalm 119:12-16].
 
There is no room for "the critical heart", who studies the Bible for the purpose of data collection, and analysis's by finite human reasoning, and thereby, attempting to critique The Book of an infinite God. The BOOK contains no errors. "Contradiction! No, there is no contradiction. There is an apparent discrepancy...because of the stupidity of the reader." said the old preacher. The believing heart [in opposition to the flesh] will depend on the illumination of the Spirit of God. "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth" [John 16:13a].

The "believing" heart, and not the "critical" heart, will be needed to approach God's Book. Here is something else. Can anyone take the OLD BLACK BOOK to court and prove, beyond a shadow of doubt, that there are errors in the King James Bible? I think not! No one has, and no one ever will. Amen! Here is a rule of thumb!

WHENEVER YOU SEE WHAT YOU THINK IS A CONTRADICTION OR AN ERROR IN THE BOOK, ALWAYS ASSUME THE KING JAMES TEXT IS CORRECT 100% OF THE TIME
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You heard me! You will eventually find out how to reconcile every "apparent" contradiction through the Spirit of God while you are on this earth, or if not now, HE will "straighten" you out when you get to Heaven. Remember what the old preacher said. "Contradiction! No, there is no contradiction. There is an apparent discrepancy...because of the stupidity of the reader." An infinite God "penned" This Book! We are finite men! We are many times "blockheads" concerning "understanding" This Book!

Approach God this way concerning His Book, and you will not go wrong: "Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word".

Never question The Book! Believe The Book!

Christian, we must do as the sluice box does, catch [or save] the gold! To be prepared to catch the gold, we must believe The BOOK! We must all perform a dredging operation while we are in this old world. And just as the sluice box does, we must do. We must save the gold! We must constantly wash out and break up the clumps of junk and sluice out the worthless lighter material, while we retain [or catch]... the gold!

TO CATCH THE GOLD:


1. You must prepare your heart by meditating on His word. This means believing that every word in this BOOK is the very word of God.

2. You must be involved in believing Bible study without resorting to the NEW AGE TRANSLATIONS, i.e. NIV, NASV, NKV, ASV, RV, RSV.

3. Be prepared for the Devil's big question! "Yea, hath God said....?" 4. Remember what the Old Preacher said, "Believing is belief, and unbelieving is unbelief!"

WHAT IS THE GOLD?


The gold is the word of God! We must save it in ... the whole heart...the believing heart...the heart that sees by faith. That is our part. Do not worry about the so-called errors or contradictions in the Bible. God will take care of that! God keeps [or preserves] His word, IN SPITE OF MEN!

"Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."

This BOOK … The AV1611 Bible … in any of its editions … is the word of God!

Amen!

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Psalm 12 ... is the promise to us!

Purified seven times ... God's word is kept in spite of men!

 

Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
[Verse 1]

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.  [Verse 2]

The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: [Verse 3]

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? [Verse 4]

 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. [Verse 5]

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. [Verse 6]

Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.         [Verse 7]

The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. [Verse 8]