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3. Fundamental Integration -> New Testament Greek -> Nicolaitanism


                                                         Nicolaitanism

In this world of imperfections vs. perfections as we may momentarily perceive them, languages and cultures change and even our perceptions, as we well know from understanding of history and our own lives.  In this world, change is always present in everything.  No person or group of people or even their language ever stays the same. we think.  These things are clear and rational to anyone.

However, the only thing that never changes is our Creator.  We either accept this or we don't.  There must be no equivocation in this norm or standard.  Either we accept this or we don't.  To deny such an unchangeable Creator, such a Standard of Truth, Holiness, Love, and Wisdom we are saying that there can be no permanent standard or norm at all in anything or anyone. 

This would mean there is no absolute Truth, and that all things are relative, incomprehensible, and only chaos of change exists.  Then, Truth is what you, yourself, make it for yourself, people would say.   Each person has their own Truth.   Strangely, this is what so many in the lukewarm Laodician churches are saying today in great sincerity.   Also, in this chaos it is every person for himself, leading to tyranny of the strongest.    Nothing can be eternal in existence, things are now changing so fast.  This is the norm of atheists and satanists and todays cultures throughout the world, that do not commit their living to a Supreme God of Absolute Truth, Love, Holiness, and Wisdom.

True Christians, we are of those very few left in the world today that know (eido, spiritually perceive) that a Creator God of UNCHANGEABLE ATTRIBUTES of Love, Truth, Holiness, and Wisdom does exist,  AND we have committed our Lives to His Truth unchangeable.  This Standard is raised to which each of us rally, and we strive to totally commit our living to that unchangeable Standard.  It is this that distinguishes us from all other religious people in the world. Despite all those that profess with their lips having this unchangeable Truth Standard , they totally deny this Standard by their contrary works, speaking, and teaching  This will become clearer in the short explanations given in the following.

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                                Our Creator's Chosen Language
 
These three above introductory paragraphs are to orient our thinking to the subject of this writing, God's chosen language, used to communicate to us in writing.  We are writing in regard to mankind's languages and changes in them, contrasted to our Creator's permanence of His use of written language in His communication to us.  Let us proceed in this reasoning only with the belief and commitment of ourselves to the permanence of our Creator and His Eternal Truth, Love, Holiness, and Wisdom; and the permanence of His Language to us as WHEN ORIGINALLY only given in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek that we are told will never vary or be removed by one yot or tittle Forever.  Accepting this, let us proceed.  

Otherwise, every man for himself in what can only reasonably be perceived as total chaos and tyranny of the strongest.  This, incidentally, is why those who deny the unchangeable standards of Truth, Holiness, and Love given by an unchangeable Creator and Restorer, reasonably and logically support and teach Marxist Socialism This is why Socialism is gaining acceptance in our Lukewarm churches and society today.  Socialism's deceitful government tyranny of the satanically blinded Socialists over the poor and deceived people results.   Socialists very logically reason that this is only as it must be, GIVEN THEIR FALSE REJECTION OF AN UNCHANGEABLE CREATOR, every man for himself, and only the more cunning in control of government control their own destiny and also get rich.  And the ALSO deceived and Spiritually blinded and poor think they are being helped by them in their government jobs, regulations, bail-outs, subsidies, and give-away (welfare) programs.  


                               THE PRINCIPLE OF HIERARCHY in this world of the satan 

"Whenever a God of absolute unchangeable moral prinicpals (Attributes) is denied to exist, then there can be no standard of interaction among men, who are only then left to the ruling status of the most cunning, in whatever human endeavor is undertaken."  Our world (kingdom of satan) in which we live is founded upon this principle of universal continuous change in all concepts and principles.

Corollary:  Evil (no absolutes of Truth, Love, Holiness, and Wisdom) Breeds Ruling Hierarchy of men in all human endeavors within this evil world system.  
All languages, all religious endeavors, all political, all economic, or all whatever is effected, regardless of the best and most noble intentions of anyone involved.   This Principle from the very beginning of the satan's world system is designed for, and will eventually bring, one person to rule the entire world, his antichrist.  A ruling hierarchy of men is satan's principle by which he will bring himself to absolute power over his whole world system.   He won a great victory when Imperial Roman Catholic church through self-centered men establish themselves as a hierarchy of ruling men in our Lord's established church institutionally established under Emperor Constantine in 313 AD.   Before that institutionalized hierarchy of men in the True Assemblies of our Lord was considered an unholy entrance into His True Assemblies established by our Lord.

THEREFORE, IMPORTANT, First, this understanding, the permanence (Immutability) or our Creator, sets True Christians apart from all academic teachings in all the worldly Bible Schools and Seminaries and all endeavors in education in this world of the satan for centuries.  The world  OF THE SATAN'S KINGDOM teaches that all languages are NOT permanent and change with time, therefore, it must take a highly educated person (hierarchy results) to know the nuances of language differences in the Bible scriptures of the time of writing and our present day use of our own specific language or all the hundreds of languages in the world, each with their necessitated differences of ever changing cultural uses of languages over the centuries.

From these seemingly obvious language changes, we must have these specialists to decipher all the nuances and their implications for us.  Hence, the Bibles language becomes equivocal with nuances beyond a common person's comprehension.    Hence, we have libraries upon libraries written by scholars upon scholars (hierarchy) pursuing this ever changing and extremely difficult task of trying to communicate these equivocal and relative nuances ever changing in understanding of what God said centuries ago.  Eventually, each word develops multiples of meanings and nuances, over time.  So that anyone may go to a Lexicon and pick out whatever meaning suits his personal preferences of interpretation.  Because of this, Biblical chaos of translations and interpretations have resulted in total confusion and apostasy today.  The satan's principle (no absolutes and hierarchy) is now ruling the religious world today, because of impermanence of worldly languages.

This is the state of Biblical teaching for the past centuries, CALLED HIERARCHY.  They teach that we must have trained higher scholars and libraries of lexicons with all the equivocal nuances in social and linguistic changes through the centuries to understand God's Word to us.  Therefore, unless one devotes themselves to becoming a higher specialist and scholar in all these linguistic changes, we must accept the fact that we must set ourselves under the profound teachings of such scholars, at the very least, a graduate of a Bible school called a special professionally taught "pastor" (hierarchy), to even begin to comprehend anything of the Bible.

This is the state of the so-called church in this world, of those gathered together today, to even consider anything relating to an unchangeable God.  They must submit themselves to such a lord of scholarship and understanding.  Their Assemblies become displays of ruling hierarchy over the people.    And of course, this means labor to pay the ruling person as we would pay anyone to render service to us, so that they can live and raise their family, while they fully and slavishly devote themselves full time to this extremely difficult task of trying to decipher and expound the languages and teachings of God's extremely difficult Word for understanding (written with a great bit of exaggeration to make the point).

It is of especial interest that those of such lord status ruling the Assembly, are the ones that falsely teach that the scriptures and our Lord taught such a ruling lordship in His church of such intermediaries between God and man.  And the scripture translations formalized in the 1611 AD, KJV (and all subsequent modern translations), were mandated by King James to maintain the hierarchy of clergy established in the earlier Bishops Bible, regardless of their Greek meanings; and that the translation of the Bishops Bible was to be changed only if absolutely necessary.  So we are told that the KJV is still about 70-80% the first original English Tyndale version translation in 1527.  See this history in Fundamental Believing.


                                    LET US STOP AND CONSIDER THREE DETAILS !!

(1)   NO HIERARCHY in God's TRUE Assembly on earth.  Not in His Holy Word.

As might be expected, ALL this CHAOS OF HIERARCHY is contrary to the scriptures relating to our Creator's Kingdom of God (His Assembly) ON EARTH
.  This, of course, is exactly opposite of satan's world kingdom as described above in this article.  For instance, the New Testament scriptures entirely totally contradict hierarchy of office of men in His Assembly on earth, regardless of their gifts from our only Lord with no intermediaries between Him and other members.

Mark 10:44-45   OUR LORD SAID
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 9:35      OUR LORD SAID
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.


John 13:12-17     OUR LORD SAID
So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.  For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his Lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.  If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.


1 Peter 5:1-4     PETER
The elders  [[ Presbuteros, elder (or older), a group term for older men in the Assembly who are overseers (Gr) and shepards (Gr) of the Assembly. These are the actual Greek names with unfortunate English translations originally and never corrected: bishops (Gr, oversight), pastors (Gr, shepard), elders (Gr, older,elder) ]] which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre (money), but of a ready mind [[ Each servant of Christ in His Assembly is to live by the Holy Spirit and, thereby, the administrations of God through that individual will become apparent to the Assembly, not anything of man's hierarchy of education or positions.  The Assembly is to be entirely empowered, operated, and administered by the Holy Spirit ONLY as our Lord God's assembly, nothing of man. ]]

Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.


2 Cor 11:5-12   PAUL
(He stayed in Corinth with Aquilla and Priscilla, making tents, for one and one-half years, in 51-52 AD.) 

For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.  Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God FREELY (dorean, 9x, Strg. 1432, "freely without cause")?

I robbed (sulao, 1x here in NT, Strg 4813, "to rob," take something without right) other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.  [[ It is appropriate of Paul to use irony (speaking in opposite concepts to express a truth) here, much like a little child (Matt 18:3) ]]

And when I was present with you, and wanted, I WAS CHARGEABLE TO NO MAN: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and IN ALL THINGS I HAVE KEPT MYSELF FROM BEING BURDENSOME unto you, AND I WILL KEEP MYSELF.

As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, THEY MAY BE FOUND EVEN AS WE.




2 Cor 12:13-19     PAUL         Notice!  He applies this to all of his coworkers that he sends out, as well.
For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong (Paul is using irony, speaking in opposite concepts here again.)

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.  And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.  Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?

I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?   Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do ALL things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
 



1 Cor 9:9-19      PAUL  as our Lord taught his Apostles, "he that is the greatest is servant of all."

9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?    14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. (KJV)

[[ verse 14, in a direct translatiion of the Greek itself, without having the King James mandates to preserve the Anglican ecclessiology in the translation:  "In that manner also, has the Lord appointed that they who proclaim the Gospel are Living by the Gospel."  There is no "should live" at all in the Greek.  This also conforms with what Paul is here saying. Does it say, they are getting their livelihood from preaching the Gospel?  No, not at all.  The word Living is in caps. because, it is referring to a Spiritual Living by the Gospel, not a flesh sin nature living of the body.  Scriptures teach that none of the Apostles Lived financially from the Gospel, nor did any of the first churches of Ephesus era or Smyrna era, but Nicolaitanism (hierarchy of dominators) started with the Pergamos church era with rise of early, then institutiionalized Roman Catholicism teachings (Rev 2:1-17), with next became the Thyatira Roman Catholic church "in your face" (Rev 2:18-29).  ]]

15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.    16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

[[  But a man may say, I have the sciptural authority by Paul to live off the ministry.  Paul was speaking of the OT Law for the Levites, but Paul and each Apostle taught that by Christ's example and His teachings that neither they nor we should do so, or else be avoided by the assemblies.  Even the council at Jerusalem to decide what the Gentiles should do for obedience to the gospel, they did not list having to pay anybody for teaching and preaching the Word, or for even keeping any day special, as the OT Law of ordinances about supporting Levites and Sabbath keeping or maintaining a building for Levite led worship meetings.  These ordinances of religious practices were removed by Christ's death and New Covenant.  See Doffun free eBook, chapters 11 and 12, for full details.   Also, the word New in New Covenant, means new (kainos,) of a different kind; not neos, new of same kind.  May we wake from our sleep!!  ]]



1 Thess 2:9-10   Paul    To the second church in Macedonia
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For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeabl (1912, epibareo, to owe ) unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
Ye are witnesses, and God also, how Holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe.

2 Thess 3:6-15   
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the "tradition" which he received of us.

For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable (1912, epibareo, to owe) to any of you:

Not because we have not power [[ exousia, authority; but as our Lord, although they had the authority as stated in other scriptures, the Apostles taught and traditionally  followed His example to them, as the greatest of us would be servant of all and not take money and worked with their own hands for money (meaning not with their mouths in the Assembly)  ]],  but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.  For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.  Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
 
But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and HAVE NO COMPANY with him, that he may be ashamed.  Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.



1 Tim 5:6    PAUL
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and IS WORSE THAN AN INFIDEL.



Acts 20:33-35    PAUL    in his parting speech to the elders of Ephesian church
 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.




OUR LORD and PAUL
sum it up pretty well in these passages.

Matt 7:15
Beware of FALSE PROPHETS, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening (harpax, 6x, means extortioners, not wolves).

Luke 11:39
And the Lord
said unto him, Now do ye PHARISEES make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening (harpax, 6x, means extortion, not wolves) and wickedness.

Luke 18:11
The PHARISEES 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.

1 Cor 5:10-6:1
Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves THAT WICKED PERSON.

1 Cor 6:10
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.   !!!




OUR LORD  GETS THE LAST SAY.

Rev 2:6
    
OUR LORD to Church of Ephesus (First Church)
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the NICOLAITANS (lords over the people), which I also hate.

Rev 2:15    OUR LORD  to the Church of Pergamos (Third Church)  [[ Emperor ruled hierarchy of early Roman Catholic church, that next became the pope ruled hierarchy of Roman Catholic church called Church of Thyatira (Fourth Church) ]]
So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the NICOLAITANS (lords over the people), which thing I hate.


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********     AND TO FURTHER DOCUMENT just a FEW of the many, many, EFFECTS OF KING JAMES'S MANDATE TO PRESERVE THE WORDS AND HIERARCHY OF THE BISHOPS BIBLE AND CLERGY OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN THE 1611 KJV English TRANSLATION of the Greek, see the following:


Heb 13:7
7 Remember them which (have the rule over)    [[ = one word, hegeomi, Strg 2233, 28x in NT, = "to be esteemed of value" in  every instance of use in NT.]]   you who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

[[[ Without the KJV mandated translation, means, "Remember them of you being esteemed of value, who have spoken unto you of the word of God..........."]]]


Heb 13:17
17 Obey       [[ Strg 3982, peitho, 56x in NT, = "to persuade" in every instance of use in NT. ]] by     them [[dative]] of you (that have the rule over)  [[ = one word, hegeomi, Strg 2233, 28x in NT, = "to be esteemed of value" in  every instance of use in NT.]]   and submit  [[= one word,  hipeiko, 1x in NT, Strg 5226, to submit (not be subject to, as to place yourself under another, as in  Strg 5293, hupotasso, 40x, to subject. ]],  yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.


[[[ Without the KJV mandated translation, the Greek means, "Be continuously persuaded by them of you whom you are esteeming of value, and be submitting yourselves, because they are watchng in behalf of your souls, as that with joy they will render taking responsibility (Strg 1677 in Textus Receptus, instead of Strg 3056) ]]  and that they might not be doing it groaning,  because that is not helpful for you." 
]]


Heb 13:24
24 Salute all them that   ( NOT "have the rule over") [[ = one word, hegeomi, Strg 2233, 28x in NT, = "to be esteemed of value" in  every instance of use in NT.]] 
are being esteemed of value by all the saints and of you. They of Italy salute you.



(2)  NO LANGUAGE CHANGE HAS OCCURRED IN SCRIPTURE LANGUAGE.  His Word in Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic is providentially preserved for all generations.   The NT was given to us in Greek.    However, the translations about the world in different languages introduce new words, because of each language developing thousands of new words originated in all of each societies endeavors in arts, sciences, sports, business, social concepts, foreign words adopted, etc., being called idioms.   These have introduced many new "relational" words among adjectives, conjunctions, particles, adverbs, foreign words, etc, that through years of use have replaces many original meanings.  This makes any new translation method of extreme importance.   It must have a means of preserving a Monadic (one word one meaning) translation as much as possible, especially among nouns and verbs especially and even among all idioms.

We have an unchangeable God, Who, in His great Wisdom chose to give us His communication to us in Hebrew and Koine Greek
, with only a little Aramaic.  Then He says in them that these languages OF HIS SCRIPTURES, Ancient Hebrew and Koine Greek scriptures, chosen Wisely for His communication to us, would never change FROM THEIR ORIGINAL FORM FOR ETERNITY.   ON EARTH, THEY ARE PROVIDENTIALLY PRESERVED FOR US.  See our Statement of Beliefs for further explanation.   His perfect Word is preserved in Heaven.  But the Holy Spirit coming into the world was expedient that all souls might be saved and that we have a providentially preserved Word to all people as well.

(3)  We must find the best Greek text available today.  The Textus Receptus,  Majority text through the centuries, is the oldest Greek text, quoted 98% of the time by the early so-called church fathers in second and third centuries, and the only one to qualify.  However, Scrivener's 1894 fifth edition is thought to be the best construction of that.  So this is the Greek text that we will use to translate a New Testament today.

Does this mean we must be able to speak or read Hebrew or Koine Greek.  No, definitely, NO.! 
Does this mean that all one needs to do is to learn how to interpret written Koine Greek inflections (prefixes and suffixes) and forms to understand the New Testament perfectly, and learn some things about ancient Hebrew.  Of course.  But we need only understand the form meanings, not the actual hundreds of Greek forms themselves.  The only ancient language still spoken or written, is ancient OT Hebrew, still being spoken and written by Israelis today.   Very significant !!    

Does this mean we can disregard all the Lexicons with all their equivocal multiple meanings for each word (Hebrew or Greek), all the multitude of commentaries regarding these multiple meanings, all the multitude of disparate and confusing changing idioms, and all the professional (unscriptural, by the way) Nicolaitan pastors needed to explain anything to us "less Spiritual" ones.  Of course.  And we should !!


(3)  THEREFORE, any Born from above can understand Scripture.

ANY BORN-FROM-ABOVE PERSON CAN THOROUGHLY UNDERSTAND THE NT SCRIPTURES, if that person only would learn two simple things:


(1) 
the use and meanings of Koine Greek parsings, case endings, and special Greek forms and 
       uses totally explained in only about 12 pages, as given in Doffun.com in Section 3.
New 
        Testament Greek Grammar Explained
.  These inflections, parsings, and case endings,
       are found in an Interlinear. You don't have to be able to read or even know Greek.    And,

(2)  the means of Inductive Scripture study by simply using an appropriate computer program 
       set up for this type of Interlinear study, like PC BibleSoft or others, OR by buying two 
       books, in order to accomplish:

Three Steps to Inductive Scripture Study
  1. Find the Greek lemma's (root word) Strong Number for any English scripture word of the Textus Recptus (Scrivener's Greek text today).  Use an  Interlinear (of Scrivener's Greek text) to get Strong's Number for the Greek lemma, root word, with English KJV translation of Greek Textus Receptus.

  2. Find All the verses, where this Greek lemma number is used in NT. Use an Englishman's Concordance, put in the Greek lemma number, and all verses will be given where that word occurs throughout the NT.

  3. Inductively Discern one meaning for the lemma that would make sense for every context of use found in Englishman's Concordance of KJV translation.
For the first time, God's school, starts and ends on your own desk with your Bible doing its own teaching to you, with the Holy Spirit illuminating His meanings and scriptures. You have the scriptures (with the best Greek text, Textus Recptus (found in Scrivener's Greek Text today), and the best English translation you can find today, the KJV, as errant as it is) and the Holy Spirit to reveal His word to you. "Even a child...... And you have the anointing, and have no need that any man teach you." "And no prophecy is of any private interpretation." Scriptures themselves are their own interpreters, "in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word (rhema) be established" (Heb 10:28, 1 Tim 5:19, Matt 18:16, and 2 or 13:1).

This requires obedient diligence and hard study, and "few there be that find it" (Matt 7:14, see 15-20).

Our Lord said through the Apostle Paul,

1 Thess 4:11
And that ye STUDY to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

2 Tim 2:15
STUDY to shew thyself approved unto God
, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (straightly cutting, NOT rightly dividing) the Word of Truth

John 5:39
SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES
; for in them ye think ye have Eternal Life: and they are they which testify of Me.

Acts 17:10-13
And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Therefore, many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

A rightful elder in God's Assembly is one who has spent many years obeying the Holy Spirit in these admonitions in his own private home study, being taught by the Holy Spirit, "having no need than any man teach him" (1 Jn 2:27).   The world doesn't know him, and he has no desire that the world ever knows him.   His calling is to the Assembly of saints (Holies).

Holy men of God speak as they are moved by the Holy Spirit.   Today, a meeting of God's Assembly of saints (Holies) is an awesome experience.   Have you ever experienced "one"?

By His Love,
 




























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 6. Truth, Next Attribute
 7. Highest Attribute
 8. Holiness Scriptures
 9. Man's Purpose
10. No Sin Permissible
11. Covenants of God
12. Christ's Laws

     Appendices
A - Sons of God
B - Dear Brother
C - Cessationism
D - How to be Saved
E - Let us Reason
F - Verbal Inerrancy
G - Knowing Scripture

     Epilogue



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