In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; –Titus 1:2
King James, John 7:8-10:
Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
One three-letter word is all it takes to change a meaning entirely… and that word is “yet”
The ESV says:
You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee. But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private.
By removing that first ‘yet’ in John 7:8, the ESV makes Jesus Christ a liar. According to the ESV, Jesus said he was not going up to this feast, period.
The NIV says:
You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee. However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
So, what is Jesus saying in the NIV? That he’s not going up to the festival/feast, period.
The NASB [New American Standard Bible]:
Go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because My time has not yet fully come.” Having said these things to them, He stayed in Galilee. But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret.
What does Jesus say in the NASB? That he is not going to the feast, period.
The truth is, the true Lord Jesus didn’t say anything in the NIV, ESV nor NASB. The Jesus in those versions is that other Jesus… one of many false versions of Jesus mentioned in 2 Corinthians 11:14.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Notice what these modern versions have done by removing the “yet.” They’ve made Jesus Christ a liar, therefore making Him a sinner.
In those versions, they say that Jesus said He’s not going to the feast, PERIOD… and then He does!
In the King James, He says He’s not going up, yet… and then He does, a little later.
Jesus Christ can be deceptive. After all, when He does go to the feast, He does so, as it were, in secret.
One thing we can be sure of: Jesus is no liar.
He never bore (and never bears) false witness against or to anyone. Yet these modern versions of the Bible have the Lord Jesus lying openly and defiantly to his brethren in John 7, verse 8.
He did delude these unbelieving brothers born of Mary. Perhaps He didn’t want to travel to the gathering with them. Because the Lord asks you and me in the book of Amos, Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Copyright © December 10, 2012
Revised April 26, 2014
Note. This is a modified version of Section VI, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed: Separation of Church and State/The Biblical Principles and the American Application.
In the twentieth century, the federal government added more cheese to the trap—26 U.S.C. or Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) § 501(c)(3) (“501(c)(3)” or “501c3”) tax exemption. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) exerts a certain amount of control over an incorporated 501(c)(3) “church.” Scripture makes clear that God wants no one else—especially the unregenerate—controlling, defining, and restricting His bride from totally following His precepts. IRC terms set limits on and control the activities of the corporate 501(c)(3) religious organization. Definition of terms used in the IRC by IRS personnel who do not have the expertise to define biblical terms further results in the operation of a corporate 501(c)(3) organization in…
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God, and only God, is sovereign.
When God and His law system are denied, something or someone must take its place. If that is not God Himself, then that other thing or person becomes our false sovereign in His place.
For some of us, this false sovereign that replaces God is the state.
Thanks for keeping in contact. You and the rest in the church are a blessing. I have heard too many stories and sermons about Christians who drive a wedge in a church by going around, saying something the pastor disagrees with. I don’t want to be that. Only you, and bros. N. and E., have heard me say anything about this “foundational” issue. I don’t wish to hurt the assembly at all, though I know it hurts when someone is not present. I believe most of the people there are genuine in their service to the Lord. And this is not a judgment on them.
I love you all. I pray for you and think of your faces very often.
I want to obey the Bible. Our authority. You and brother N. may think I’m following a man or men about this. But church incorporation is the very picture of following men, and Proverbs 29 says that the fear of man bringeth a snare.
Jeremiah 17, Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
There are many other plain witnesses from scripture about this trusting and fearing in men, as you know.
As you said: The passage that justifies church yoking with the state, is Romans 13. God ordained government, we know that. Like when a policeman wants me to cooperate, I respect his role as commanded in Romans 13. I pay individual taxes and keep my driver license updated. Basics of obeying the way things are set up. Submit to the higher authority.
But I believe, have become convinced, it must be different for a local New Testament church. The 501c3 places the church on the same playing field as Planned Parenthood and Wiccans. (Ephesians 5:11) Christ’s body goes from spiritual to legal entity, and subject to the state in ways clearly laid out on the IRS website. Matthew chapter 6: Serving two masters.
We are called out of the world in 2 Corinthians. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord. Incorporation keeps us in.
I know that 98 percent of churches in America are yoked with the state and to most people, it’s normal. It was the same at the church I went to as a youth. That is what almost every pastor is taught and the people are content with writing off their tithes on taxes. It bothered me for a long time, and when I started asking questions, I found that people don’t want to even think about it. Or, they smile and say it is a small matter.
I remember that in the book of Esther, someone signed a contract without really looking at it himself. He nearly condemned a people. I would guess that he had some really smart men who said the papers were okay, and the king simply trusted them. Maybe they were his counselors, his lawyers. That shakes me, because that is a picture of this issue.
Over time and with study the 501c3 incorporation appears to me, as giving to Caesar what belongs to God. It’s a trap and a dethroning of the real King. I surely don’t expect anyone to change anything. I understand the church has big plans for the future. You are praying for me, God bless you for that, and I pray for you to please meditate on these difficult things.
You wrote that having government ‘help’ churches will protect us. What if the government is depraved? A functioning govt protects citizens and takes care of civil stuff without stealing everything and poisoning us. A Romans 13 govt knows taking care of its people will be to its good. Verse 3, For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. The good works we would do, our current leaders have a conflict with them. And they are clearly promoting evil works instead. We see that. Even lots of unsaved people can see that.
Was Hitler worthy of Romans 13? I’ve read his people used that passage, to deceive a lot of churchgoers into just complying with him.
Were Daniel and the Hebrew boys unrighteous in not following the ‘law of the land’? They obeyed the law and were upright, yet they drew the line at the state controlling their worship.
There is an agenda against bible believing churches and the state classification is part of it. You are right. It is about the love of money. And worse.
The IRS paperwork states that its churches are a ‘creature of the state’. No New Testament scripture applies any such to His church. If there is any scripture promoting this, I humbly ask you to point it out. I may have missed something.
Starting a few years ago, I have studied this out. Kept ignoring the truth because it is not pretty.
We the church give the state headship and ever increasing control, in exchange for a few benefits, and somehow believe that when the laws really start to squeeze the church and persecute us, that we will protest and break free. It will be too late to buy out at that point. And many churches will be destroyed on some level, if not physically. I believe there is a long term spiritual effect when we take His headship away. Forgive me my directness.
But even the amount of control the state has over its churches doesn’t matter, brother. That and tax subsidies (Matt. 6:3) are just extra worldly concerns. Exodus 20:3, Thou shalt have no other gods, is the base of the whole issue. Who is the head of the church?
We say, the Lord Jesus of course, but the contract willingly signed, says differently. It says, we don’t exist without the state.
And if we then say, well, those are just papers, we don’t honor that but we just honor the Lord… and try to write new church bylaws to get around what we agreed to… maybe that means, we signed the original papers with a dishonest heart. God sees us binding on earth and I’m told that means, it is bound in heaven. How is this a small matter?
Could God really wink at all these churches voluntarily signing over His sovereignty? (Genesis 25:31-34) Or is it the bride of Christ going to another lord? Would I like it if when I marry a wife, she says she has now formed an intimate business relationship with some wise guy? I may not be a Ph.D or lawyer, but I don’t need anyone else to come up with all these questions. Just the King James Bible and sleepless nights.
As for pastors stealing money, I believe a thief will be a thief no matter who counts the money. A righteous man, righteous. Are we to trust the government, to keep the church leaders honest? That doesn’t make sense to me. The church people are the salt to keep THEM honest.
The thief will pay an account, especially if he stole while hiding behind God. So I trust the Lord with that.
The research on all this is verifiable. Most of it comes from the government and the world. It is the world’s playing field. And the world’s own words. I love that church and the people there in Christ. Also I just like them. Except I cannot follow my heart because why trust that wicked thing? I wish I never knew about any of this. But I know I will be judged all the more if I ignore the truth, like Hosea 4:6 tells. I already have too much on account.
The Bible already told us that these times are perilous and filled with deception. And I believe this because it is right before our eyes. I pray much over this letter to you.
Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
“Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbor. In the end, I’m not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.”
–Cory Booker, U.S. Senate, 2016
These are the words of a shill for the new world order.
Cory Booker joined a growing number of pious people who don’t want any Bible preaching near them. They won’t take someone actually saying something is wrong, and that the Lord of all actually hates what’s going on in the United States.
Booker advances the same line as the Pope and all ecumenical (“everyone is okay”) believers in God. Some of them self-identify as Christian. But these directly disobey the Bible by yoking up with the world at every opportunity, instead of loving Jesus by obeying His commandments.
No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability
Cory Booker supports a woman’s right to choose, according to his campaign website. But to hear a conservative group’s ad tell it, Booker supports much more than choice.
The American Commitment Action Fund, a conservative PAC behind the BookerFAIL website, funded a new ad that claims Booker condones abortion at any stage of pregnancy and without restrictions. “He supports late-term and partial-birth abortion and opposes safety regulations,” the ad states.
We checked with the Booker campaign. “We can all agree that we want to prevent unintended pregnancies, and therefore the need for abortion,” a spokesman said. “Mayor Booker supports Roe v Wade, which allows women the right to choose up to the point of viability.”
As for late-term and partial-birth abortions? “Cory Booker does not oppose restrictions on post-viability abortions if exceptions are made for the health and the life of the mother,” the spokesman said.
“How you treat other people,” and “love and His children,” and “compassion for your neighbors”…. all included in Booker’s applauded quote. We MUST learn to discern how deceptive this soft-serve talk is, my friends. Look how he treats his littlest neighbor… It is not news that the LGBT-supporting Booker is no born again Christian, but he is a religious new age Pharisee.
In case you don’t know the actual definition of a Pharisee, this is it. A Pharisee is not someone who clings to the Holy Bible and preaches it. A Pharisee is a religious person who is trying to change what God actually wants and says… who wants to redefine, fine-tune, update, adjust, and tell everyone “what God REALLY meant was…” without checking the word of God!
2 Timothy 4:3
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Like President Obama, Booker has mastered the art of appearing spiritual and caring with words. But only spiritually-dead people think this is worthy of an amen. Only someone who likes all the “forced approval” laws and social upheaval of late, will side with Booker’s
quote. Indeed, many people are deceived and will spit on you if you say that Barack Obama is not a Christian except by name.
Booker joins a squad of hypocrites both public and private, who are aiming mortars in Bible-believing Christians’ direction. This type of meme is among the most shared and liked on social media. Even churchgoers are standing with the world, nodding and agreeing. Telling believers who really want to live for the Lord, to stop being so holy. Stop being so saved.
Let us kill babies without hearing you complain about it. Let us sleep and shack up with anyone without knowing what God’s word says. Leave sodomites alone because they’d be lonely without a partner, and everyone should be happy… the churches are largely down with the program. So the churchgoers are led into the ditch by blind leaders.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
That falling away mentioned in 2 Thessalonians has already begun. You see it when professed Christians share posts like the Booker brow-beating quote but never share how they feel about the Lord. Unless they were blessed with something material and worldly. Nothing wrong with “Thank you Lord for this new job.” Except we are meant to live for Him, too.
The people like Booker who are always after Christians to ‘judge not’ are the most wicked hypocritical judges in the world… and some of those hypocrites will claim all day that they are saved, or have no need to fear God.
The good things we do in the world are not what impresses God. Only His precious Son Jesus is worthy of approval. And Jesus in the form of the Holy Spirit lives in the true children of God.
We are not all children of God. Not according to scripture. When you hear that being said, know that that person does not know the true God. Sometimes they are not aware of exactly what they’re saying. But sometimes they do know, and have consciously rejected the God of the Bible. It is a lie of the lost. “God loves everyone, we’re all his children, so let’s just all follow our heart.”
Why would you follow your deceitful, desperately wicked heart? Talking to professed Christians, with that. The Bible says over and over that our hearts are bent in the wrong direction, by nature. When we follow our hearts we are necessarily following what Satan wants.
Jesus said that some people were children of the devil…
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Saying a bunch of uplifting words won’t offend anyone, so there cannot be any changed lives for God. If the preacher doesn’t preach against sin, then people won’t repent of sin. What does that have to do with anything? That the spiritually blind among us, those who will not make time to hear from God through the King James Bible, and in prayer, are going to be deceived by the world’s devices. They love all-inclusiveness thinking like Cory Booker’s. They cannot see that to unite in error brings God’s judgment.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Remember, in days long ago righteous Lot was vexed (oppressed) by seeing and hearing the lawless deeds of the wicked. His soul was tormented as he “tuned in,” so to speak, to the media broadcasts of Sodom on a daily basis. What we see and hear can have great power over us. This is why the media is so important.
The scriptural answer is to keep our eyes upon Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Being both Lord and Christ, God has put all things under Him, the New Man. Though we do not yet see all things under Him, we do see Him. We must settle this issue; He is the One and Only Mediator between God and men!
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
[T]he present day media broadcasts make us question our faith in the all-loving Creator (Father God) of the Bible, His Son Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit. Through the promotion of what is called “alternative lifestyles,” we are made to view ourselves as grasshoppers among giants. This is the ancient strategy of the wicked one that has been at work among us since the days of the Garden of Eden. The enemy used it against the first man and woman, against Old Testament Israel, and is still using it today against the New Testament church.
As we have seen, the Scripture is clear. There were giants in the earth in Noah’s day and also afterward. I am convinced that the same type of angelic interference in the affairs of men is still going on today. All throughout our media-addicted world there are people of great stature with the power to influence and control masses of people. They are not nine feet tall, but our own words about them betray us. We call them “superstars.”
2 Corinthians 11:14
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
These superstars have a status and influence such as the world has never seen. Some of them exercise more power and authority over the masses of people than the kings and rulers of the ancient empires of history ever did. Their gigantic stature is created and sustained by the use (mis-use) of the media.
The images of these “celebrities” are designed to control our lives. We are
tricked into celebrating their lives, not our own, nor of the One Mediator between the Creator and His creation. This all happens because we fix our eyes upon them and become, like ancient Israel, grasshoppers in our own sight.
excerpt—Fred Gorini—“Truth Be Told”, Xulon Press. p. 91
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.