John UK wrote: Maybe IHCC will eventually return from whence they came, when Gil realises what a poor Bible he is preaching from. When that day comes, I reckon I might just give him a listen. But for the present I am going to vote with my ears, and not listen to someone reading one of those filthy-lucre Bibles which will inevitably be replaced in a few years time, adding more confusion to the poor congregation, and more dollars to the local bookstore.
I agree. I don't even like to listen to sermons by preachers using any of the perversions. They grate on my ears and some of the translation choices and phrasing in them is just unbelievably bad.
Thank the Lord most (all?) of the sound, trustworthy ministers still use the good old AV.
Jim is right about one thing (believe it or not): Bible publishers like Thomas Nelson, Zondervan and others do make a LOT of money (profit) publishing the KJV.
That's why Christians should choose to buy their KJV Bibles from non-profit church ministries like Bearing Precious Seed and non-profit ministries like the Trinitarian Bible Society. I buy all of my Bibles from TBS because I know that they put whatever profit they make into providing Bibles for believers around the world who can't afford them.
One of the worst things to happen to the modern church was when the church turned publishing God's Word over to the world (Nelson, Zondervan, etc.) only to have the world turn around & sell Bibles back to Christians (for profit!). That's one of the main reasons why we have such a hodge-podge of perverted 'Bibles' from the Alexandrian stream like Jim's NASB and the NIV.
Ah, but Jim, Christian widows should be being provided for by their families and their churches. Problem is, most churches would rather their pastors (popes) live in palatial homes and drive an expensive car than waste money on something as insignificant as a lowly widow. 'Family Life Centers', gymnasiums and youth mission cruises are also much higher on the priority list at almost all churches.
For a group of Bible believing Christians to provide day care (warehousing) for children so that mom can go out and grab her hands full of the world's baubles is the ultimate in hypocrisy and the equivalent of shaking a fist in God's face. Talk about making provision for sin!
Churches and Christian families need to provide for widows and others incapable of fending for themselves instead of providing seminary grads with a lavish lifestyle. Churches have no business pandering to selfish women (and men) who lack natural affection for their own children and put material gain ahead of their kids' well being.
I'm kidding. My wife and I argue about this all the time. She says the Bible makes it abundantly clear that believers shouldn't drink - ever. I never drink but I don't believe the Bible prohibits it. I do, however, believe that the Bible makes it clear that no believer should ever drink to excess. I've found it best just to abstain.
My wife & I homeschooled all three of our kids all of the way thru school.
I can assure you from first hand experience that these homeschool 'conferences' are nothing more than organized opportunities for charlatans and fly-by-night companies to exploit (mainly) Christians with gimmickery and silliness for profit. There are usually a few reputable publishers or colleges in attendance but for the most part it's people running questionable cottage industries trying to make a fast buck off of gullible Christians by peddling nonsense. Most of them will be selling Amway next year.
These conferences are also a perfect opportunity for cults and heretics to plant the seeds of their propaganda amongst young Christian families via 'seminars' and presentations. I've watched them do it.
Sadly, homeschool conferences continue to be very well attended in spite of the fact that the organizers now charge outrageous prices for admittance, having realized homeschool (mostly single-income) families will pay it. Plenty of sound, trustworthy educational materials can be shopped and purchased online.
jpw wrote: problems with music today are an outpouring of a compromised church. Fixing the music won't change it. Lyrics about forsaking all for Christ would contradict with the Sunday message to compromise, that peace is war and health is illness. The church of America faces a duality that she doesn't know, with 2 masters. Of course it shows through in her music.