The Holy Spirit literally breathed the words of Scripture that Lincoln is referring to into the minds and hearts of the men who penned them. They reveal the very mind of God and they contain all that we need to know regarding all of life and our eternal destiny. I love those words and they have been my constant companion for most of my life. I love the God who gave them.
For someone like JL who apparently considers himself to be a follower of Christ (I don't believe that) to speak or write about the inspired words of Scripture in that way is incomprehensible. You could almost expect as much from a rank infidel but for someone to claims the name of Christ and who appears to spend 99% of their time cutting and pasting links on a good Christian website is inexcusable. I'm not offended personally - I am sickened and disgusted. I am reminded of when Peter told Simon the Sorcerer, "Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee".
Some may think I'm making more of this than need be but I take Jesus' words regarding blasheming the Holy Spirit very seriously. Jim Lincoln should, too.
Here is your exact post from the thread 'Museum To Mark King James Bible's 400th' on 9/22/11 at 3:06 pm:
"Ah, the sweet sounds of Satan, eh, John? The AV is a bloated, bombastic, version of the Bible made to sound great, including it's errors. Ah, the sweet siren song of Satan. God is plain speaking, he doesn't need artifacts to get his message across."
Deny it again, Jim. That is one of the most sickening things I have ever read. You are a disgusting, blasphemous human being.
If I'm not mistaken the statement you made was something to the effect that the words of the AV are the hiss of the serpent. I pointed it out to you at the time you posted it. That is outright blasphemy and you ought to be ashamed of yourself. God's Word is not a toy to be trifled with or something for you to play games with. To dispute a point with facts (Gil Rugh's or otherwise) is one thing. To say something like that is another and has no place among believers. Your flippant remarks regarding the Psalms of David are almost equally as childish.
You absolutely disgust me, Jim, and if SA deletes this post or blocks me for saying so, so be it. To stoop to the levels that you have to win a point in a discussion that you appear to know little or nothing about is foolish and wrong.
Psalms Only: You are wasting your time discussing anything with Jim Lincoln. And you are 100% correct about his blasphemy & this isn't the first time. Recently he attributed God's Words in the AV to satan. I want nothing to do with him and I would encourage others to ignore him as well. If you sleep with dogs you'll wake up with fleas.
Jim doesn't know anything that Gil Rugh doesn't post online and what he does think he knows is usually wrong.
Beware Jim Lincoln. I'm surprised anyone still talks to him. I've seen Sermon Audio block others for far more minor infractions than Lincoln's blasphemous comments.
I find it amusing how even as recently as 50 years ago men wore suits & ties to big league baseball games in America. Folks used to dress up for everything. Now I often see women at so-called 'worship' services dressed like whores and men often look like they've been surfing. Personally, I believe it's the rock & roll culture's influence.
I doubt if God cares one way or the other how one dresses when believers gather for corporate worship as long as they dress MODESTLY. Sadly, modest dress is rare at churches or anywhere else these days.
I've known a lot of people thru the years who wouldn't attend church because they felt like they didn't have clothes that were nice enough or didn't own a suit. That shouldn't be.
It can be and IS evil because it's based on a rhythmic style that originated in the dark jungles of Africa and moved to the Mississippi Delta with the slaves and called (once in the States) 'the blues'. It was a noise up until then unknown to a mostly Christian & western culture. Elvis, the Beatles and many others adopted it, prostituted it for profit and sold it to young people. Now those young people have grown up, moved it into the churches and they call it 'worship'. It's worship alright but not of a Holy God. They even 'rap' in churches now which means they've pretty much come full cicle.
I'll be made fun of and ridculed for saying this because that's a rock & roller's only defense but I do not care. What I've said here is 100% true. I do know what I am talking about.
No, Einstein, they SELL the AV. No wonder you can't grasp the English of the AV, Jim. You don't seem to be able to spell or post a lucid thought of your own. I'll always believe your disdain for the AV - even to the point of calling it the voice of satan - is mainly based on your own lack of reading comprehension skills. Why else would you lean so heavily on links to 'Ankerburg & Weldon'? Do you ever have a thought of your own? Nobody cares what those two think anyway. Why don't you buy yourself one of those 'Picture Bibles' with all of the pictures or maybe a 'Biblezine' from Thomas Nelson?
'I am convinced that John Calvin has caused great and unnecessary divisions among Godâ€™s people because of dogmatizing his philosophizing about Godâ€™s sovereignty and election. If men were left simply to believe the Bibleâ€™s own statements on these matters and if men were not forced to decide between the man-made theologies called â€śCalvinismâ€ť and â€śArminianism,â€ť the Christian world would be much better off and many artificial and unnecessary divisions would not have resulted.' - Author & Missionary David Cloud
In my opinion Thomas Nelson is and has been a house of religious prostitution for years and they've been instrumental in peddling and profiting from corrupted 'translations' of every stripe. I haven't bought anything they've published in years for that reason.
Thomas Nelson has been a lost cause for years. They would stamp 'Bible' on a roll of paper towels & sell it if they could. Plus, nowadays they publish nonsense by any heretic that sells.
Check out the Bibles from the Trinitarian Bible Society, Bearing Precious Seed (Lansing, MI or Milford, OH) or R.L. Allan Bibles. TBS and BPS are both not-for-profit so you can get some very nice Bibles for not much money.
I heard an excellent expository sermon from the book of Ruth this morning and the pastor utilized the AV (he uses it exclusively). In fact, I've heard hundreds if not thousands of expository sermons thru the years where the speaker utilized the AV and often an explanatory comment as to why word A from the KJV was over word B from a modern version sheds light on the exposition.
Once again, the blasphemous Jim Lincoln is either daft, deceitful or doesn't know what he's talking about (or linking about). I suspect all three.