Speaking in tongues is nothing more than speaking in another language, whether it be a known language or an unknown language. This can be clearly seen in Acts 2:4, 6, and 7-13. It is NOT some mumbo-jumbo or jibberish! (Eep-op-orp-ah-ah). No, it is a language that can and should be interpreted by someone who can speak that language. It is not just a bunch of rambling, which is confusion, and we all know where that comes from. No, it is a language. If you believe otherwise I would encourage you to get a King James Bible and search out the words language and tongues; you will see that they are used freely interchangeably, they are one and the same. (II Timothy 3:16)
Verses 1-3: This falling away is not of unbelievers, but of the believers in Christ!
Verses 6-8: The Church, those who stand fast, are those who are withholding the ‚ÄúAntichrist‚ÄĚ; that is, until they be taken out of the way.
Verses 10-12: The UNbelievers received not the love of the truth and will be damned! What is love? Some say God is love‚Ä¶and this is true; however, (and this Baptist university needs to take heed), ...LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW! (Romans 13:10); that is, teaching the TRUTH of God‚Äôs Word and NOT WAVERING! Even if it does offend those who are perishing.
Verse 15: God‚Äôs Word NEVER changes! It is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
Verse 17: Stablish you in every good word and work by fulfilling the law, for this is LOVE! Love is warning those who are perishing even if they do hate you for it. Jesus warned us, ‚ÄúIf the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.‚ÄĚ John 15:18
This Baptist University may grow in numbers (membership), however, what good is it if they are still lost because they received not the Word of Truth, which is the fulfilling of the law?
Nothing difficult about the King James Bible at all with the Holy Ghost as your teacher! However, if you are not praying for God to teach you,...you will NEVER understand his Word. The King James Bible is inspired, flesh and blood cannot reveal it to you!
Jim Lincoln from Nebraska writes: They can bring their tablets etc. with the free And-Bible Android app with an excellent Bible translation such as the ESV.
Really?! This is one of the worst per-versions out there! It is a corrupt Catholic version from the RV which we can all thank corrupt liberals such as Westcott & Hort for. (way too many to mention here).
John Yurich, please! You said, "The Episcopal Church is really sinking into the abyss rapidly... At least the Catholic Church is against homosexuality."
Really? Give me a break! Where's the outcry over molestation of young boys that has been going on since the beginning of Catholisism? Beside that, it would behoove you to do a study on this parable from Jesus concerning PRIDE!
Luke 18:9-14 (KJB) And he spake this parable unto certain which TRUSTED IN THEMSELVES THAT THEY WERE RIGHTEOUS, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, GOD, I THANK THEE, THAT I AM NOT AS OTHER MEN ARE, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Please be more careful with your words; you might just be condemning yourself.
Here is a list of verses for the NIV and ESV users to look up: Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14; Mark 7:16, 9:44, 46, 11:26, 15:28; Luke 17:36, 23:17; John 5:3-4; Acts 8:37, 15:34, 24:7, 28:29; Romans 16:24; and 1 John 5:7-8. (Trust me, it won‚Äôt take you long).
Here are other verses that have been altered (corrupted) by the NIV and ESV: Matthew 6:13, 15:8, 19:17, 20:7, 16, 22: Mark 6:11, 10:21; Luke 1:28, 4:4, 8, 18, 11:2-4; John 1:27, 3:13, 15; 11:41; 16:16; Acts 10:6, 15:18, 20:24; and Romans 8:1, 13:9. Also compare 2 Corinthians 10:4 and Colossians 1:14. (And the list could go on‚Ä¶)
The KJB has been God‚Äôs Word in ‚ÄėEnglish‚Äô since 1611 (unchanged)! All other perversions came on the scene after Westcott and Hort (A.D.1881) corrupted God‚Äôs Word with their liberal ideology doing Satan‚Äôs work for him‚Ä¶‚ÄĚYea, hath God said‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ. Here‚Äôs one for the NIV readers (and ESV); The KJB says in Isaiah 14:12 that ‚ÄėLucifer‚Äô was cast out of heaven for his pride. He repeated ‚ÄúI will‚ÄĚ five times (v.13-14), then in verse 15 it says, ‚ÄúYet thou shalt be brought down to HELL,‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ However, the NIV says here that the ‚ÄėMorning Star‚Äô is the one cast out of heaven and into hell. WAIT A MINUTE! Revelation 2:28 says (Jesus speaking here), ‚ÄúAnd I will give him the morning star.‚ÄĚ Is the NIV saying that Jesus will give them Lucifer? I KNOW NOT! Again in Revelation 22:16, Jesus again speaking says, ‚ÄúI‚Ä¶I am‚Ä¶the bright and morning star.‚ÄĚ The NIV proves itself in error in Isaiah 14:12 by not mentioning Lucifer (Satan), and referring to him as the ‚Äėmorning star‚Äô, who IS Jesus (Revelation 22:16)!