King James Bible and the “Groves”

Like the harlot of Proverbs 7, the promoters of the new bibles prey on “the simple ones” who yield their sword, the old King James Bible, after a “fair speech” has persuaded them.

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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?

The King James Bible and the “Groves”

Karl Lohman    Spring 2001

Shubal Stearns

 

The “modern” versions by the droves
Have gotten rid of all the “groves.”

To keep God’s people ignorant and blind;
The light of the truth they cannot find.
The readers of the old Book know
Any grove the Lord doth loathe.
The deeds of the rulers of darkness and night
The old Book sheds His marvelous light.

Like the harlot of Proverbs 7, the promoters of the new bibles prey on “the simple ones” who yield their sword, the old King James Bible, after a “fair speech” has persuaded them. One such “fair speech” is that the King James Bible is not written in modern English. The rallying cry is: “We need a modern version for modern times!” Have you ever heard that one? Although this argument has been proven to be a lie (Jn 8:44) on many occasions, I was reminded recently of how up-to-date my old King James Bible really is.

While researching the word “Easter” (Acts 12:4) and its connection to the false goddess Ishtar, I was struck by how often the word “grove” was used on occult and New Age web sites. One site used the word “grove” or “groves” 18 (6+6+6) times on its home page. Apparently the pagan creator of this site did not realize how “archaic” these words are.

In order to fully grasp the depth of the meaning of these words, I recommend a careful study (2 Tim. 2:15) of their use in the scripture. As a preview to that study, the word “grove,” in the King James Bible is used 15 times (out of the 17 total times that it occurs) in connection to the exact kind of idolatry being promoted by New Age pagans. “Groves,” on the other hand, is used 24 times in the blessed old Book, and every time it is connected to the worship of the same false gods that the Wicca and Druid worshippers are recommending to our children. Although these words, as used in the word of God, are resistant to simplistic definitions, I will attempt a very general definition of the word “groves.” I believe that “groves” in the true word of God are places where pagan altars and images are displayed, and heathen religious rituals are performed. It is quite clear that many times these places are located outdoors in (or near) a “grove” of trees (see Jer. 17:1-2). Have you ever wondered why the Environ- mentalists (New Age worshippers by another name) get upset when someone “cuts down” some trees (Jud. 6:25-32)? Have you ever seen a statue of Mary displayed under a tree or near some bushes?

Interestingly, the new versions eliminate the word “grove” and its plural form from their bibles when the passages deal with idolatry. They replace this easily understood word with “Asherah pole” (NIV), “sacred pole” (NRSV), and “wooden image” (NKJV). Why? The New Age “spiral goddess” worshippers talk about their “Grove of Rememberance [sic],” “Rainbow Heart Grove,” and “Green Man Grove” not their “Asherah poles.”The followers of Wicca don’t use terminology like “sacred pole.” They use “The Gods’ Grove,” “The Mystickal [sic] Grove,” and “The Grove of the Green Cobra.” The Druids don’t call their places of worship or their idols “wooden images”; they give them titles like “Hearthfire Grove,” “Peachtree Grove,” and “Virtual Grove.” By the way, the stated purpose of the “Virtual Grove” is “[f]or those of you not in proximity to one of the groves listed [on this web site].” In other words, a grove can be brought into your home via the computer.

The omission of “grove” and “groves” is only one of many shocking things that the new versions do that convince me that one of the fruits (Matt. 7:16) of all of these new versions is an increase in New Age and occult practices here in America and around the world. After all, who would know about how God felt about the “groves” that are being pushed today if they could not find any in their bibles? Apparently the publishers of the NEW versions don’t care if the scripture “is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16) as long as it is profitable financially (1 Tim. 6:10)!

Let me ask you a few questions. If you were a pagan who worshipped your gods at one or more of these groves, would you appreciate someone reading a King James Bible or would you rather they read a new version? Which one sheds more light on your pagan practices? The scripture says, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple” (Ps. 119:130). Are the pagan practices of the people in the Old Testament and the people in the 21st century being exposed in the King James Bible or the new versions? If you are an honest person, you know what the answers are.

Speaking of light, the harlot of Proverbs 7 was “on her corner” (vs. 8) “[i]n the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night” (vs. 9). She stalked her prey at night because she knew that “...men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (Jn. 3:19). The word of God says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”(Eph. 6:12 emphasis added). The “rulers of the darkness of this world”don’t appreciate a Bible that connects their “spiritual wickedness in high places” to the groves. In 1 Kings 14:22-23, God’s holy word says, “For Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree” (emphasis added). Then one of the Christian’s wrestling opponents is the New Age, Roman Catholic, Druid, Wicca, Environmentalist, grove-worshippers who want to teach your children to provoke the Lord “to jealousy with their sins.” I’m glad that I have a Bible that exposes this kind of wickedness and God’s attitude towards it “[l]est Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Cor. 2:11).

The next time some charlatan tries to persuade you with his “fair speech” to trade your sword in for one of these new versions, tell him that the creators, designers, and promoters of the New Age religious web sites know that the terminology in the King James Bible is right and all of the new versions are not. Why is that? The answer is simple. Someone does not want you to know that the idolatrous practices of the pagan people as revealed in the Old Testament match the New Age occult practices in the 21st century. Stated simply, someone does not want you to know the truth and Jesus Christ said, “...thy word is truth” (Jn. 17:17)!


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