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About Today’s Real Sign

It started over 4 years ago. I started posting a new real sign everyday on facebook. This sign has become a daily thing for a lot people. I have also added a daily bible verse everyday from the site “Biblegateway” with the sign. A lot of positive feedback has come from this. I have used this as a witnessing tool to talk with people about the lord. I have tried not post any signs that are crude or rude.

People have ask me to create a gallery for my signs. I have created a pinterest page. Also there is a pintrest page for Know your popes and signs that tell the truth.

Links for these pages can be found here http:// http://pathway2truth.com/wp/friends-of-truth/

Ten Fatal Flaws of Catholicism

By Mike Gendron

Why is it so acceptable for evangelical pastors to warn people of the clear and present danger of Mormonism, but so politically incorrect to warn them of the equally fatal gospel of Catholicism? Many evangelicals do not know how deceptively corrupt and fallacious this counterfeit form of Christianity really is. Let us take an objective view of the 10 most serious errors of Catholicism through the lens of Scripture. Although the following facts may seem unkind, insensitive and harsh, we present them out of love to protect those who may be deceived if the truth is not told.

1. Rome Preaches a False Gospel

Satan’s primary attack on Christianity is on the Gospel of grace because it alone has the power to save sinners completely and forever. Any religious teaching or tradition that adds to or takes away from God’s revealed truth is a distortion of the Gospel and a perversion of the nature and work of Jesus Christ. That is why the apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote: “If we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a Gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!” (Gal. 1:8). The apostles preached a Gospel of pure grace declaring that Jesus Christ, the perfect High Priest, offered Himself, the perfect sacrifice, once for all sin for all time. The work of redemption was finished, perfect and sufficient to save believers from their sin (John 19:30; 1 Pet. 3:18). Three days later, Jesus was raised from the dead for the justification of all believers (Rom. 4:25).

Rome’s way of salvation is not only another gospel, but the antithesis of the Gospel Paul preached. It focuses not on what Jesus has done to save sinners, but what Catholics must do to be saved. Their list of requirements include: be baptized (1256), receive sacraments (1129), go to purgatory for the purification of sins (1030), do good works (2016), keep the law (2068) and participate in the weekly sacrifice of the Mass (1405) for salvation. (Numbers in parenthesis are paragraph numbers in the Catechism of the Catholic Church). Rome’s false gospel that shuts the gates of heaven to those trying to enter should be enough of a warning but there is much more.

2. Rome Corrupts the Word of God

Satanic assaults on the Word of God have been increasing for 6000 years because it is the imperishable seed that brings forth life (1 Pet. 1:23). For this reason we are exhorted to maintain its purity and warned against adding to God’s words, “lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar‰ (Prov. 30:5-6). Yet, the Vatican brazenly ignores this warning by corrupting the Word of God with its religious traditions. Rome then foolishly declares that together they “make up a single sacred deposit of the Word of God” (97). In making this ungodly pronouncement, Rome has established its traditions to be equal in authority to God’s infallible and inerrant Word (95).

3. Rome’s Bishops are False Apostles

Catholicism teaches that their “bishops have, by divine institution, taken the place of the apostles as pastors of the Church, in such wise that whoever listens to them is listening to Christ and whoever despises them despises Christ” (862). Yet, according to God’s Word, they are not qualified to be successors of the original 12 apostles. They have not met any of the necessary qualifications listed in Acts 1:21-22. Therefore, they must be identified as “false apostles [and] deceitful workers, [who are] transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ” (2 Cor. 11:13-14). We know there have only been two successors of the apostles; there names are Matthias and Paul.

4. Rome’s Priests are False Mediators

Every Roman Catholic priest is said to have the task of not only “representing Christ, before the assembly of the faithful, but also of acting in the name of the whole Church when presenting to God the prayer of the Church, and above all when offering the Eucharistic sacrifice” (1552). In this way, Catholics are totally dependent upon priests for their salvation. It is the priest who is said to cause regeneration and justification in baptism (1992, 1213); absolve mortal sin in the confessional; dispense the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist; impart the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmation; and offer the sacrifice of the Mass for souls suffering in purgatory. It is no wonder why Catholics trust their religion and their priests as mediators to usher them into heaven. Yet, the truth must be told: “There is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5). By faith in the shed blood of Jesus, the High Priest, believers can go boldly into God’s presence without an earthly priest (Heb. 10:19-20). Since the resurrection of the one mediator, there is no need for a mediating priesthood.

5. Romes Worship is Idolatry

As incredulous as this sounds, Catholicism teaches that the resurrected and glorified Jesus Christ returns daily to Catholic altars to be worshipped as a sin offering in the form of a wafer. Its priests are said to have the power to reach up into the heavens and bring Christ down from His throne to be offered again as the Victim for the sins of man. According to Father John O’Brien, in his popular book, The Faith of Millions, “the priest speaks, and Christ, the eternal and omnipotent God, bows his head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.” This is not only a fatal lie but the most wretched form of blasphemy. The idolatrous worship of a wafer as the true Christ is no different than the idolatrous worship of a golden calf as the true God who delivered the Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 32:4). Both are hated by God and are punishable by death. The Eucharist is irrefutably and undeniably a false Christ because Scripture declares Jesus will remain in Heaven until He appears “a second time, not to bear sin” (Heb. 9:28).

6. Rome Usurps the Sovereignty of God

Catholic priests are said to be able to do what only God can do, and that is, bring those who are dead in sin to life in Christ. As the priest sprinkles the water of baptism, the baptized is said to be reborn as a new creature, adopted as of son of God, purified of all sin and justified (1263-66). This false teaching violates the sovereign regenerating work of God. Those who become sons of God are born again, “not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:13). They are saved on the basis of God’s purpose and grace (2 Tim. 1:8-9).

7. Rome Offers a Bogus Purification of Sin

Scripture declares clearly, and without a doubt, that there is only one cleansing agent for the sin of believers. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7). Yet, Rome diverts its people from the Savior’s blood and instead offers a place called purgatory as a dreadfully contrived hoax. Please see PTG, Vol. 18 No. 2, for a complete article on the deceptive doctrine of purgatory.

8. Rome’s Popes Steal Titles Reserved for God

How could any man do something so wicked and sinful as to exalt himself to the point of wearing titles reserved for God alone? Yet Roman Catholic popes proudly adorn themselves with the divine titles of Holy Father, Head of the Church and Vicar of Christ (John 14:16, 17:11; Eph. 5:23). These stolen titles must have a deluding effect because the pope believes he “has full, supreme and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered” (882). Rome also ascribes attributes of God to Mary by calling her a sinless mediatrix, advocate and co-redeemer (491- 494, 969).

9. Rome Upholds Doctrines of Demons

Catholicism perpetuates the first lie of Satan by declaring “you will not surely die” if you sin against God (Gen. 3:4). Catholics are taught that they will not die when they commit “venial” sins (1861-63). Instead, they are misled into believing they will receive only temporal punishment. The Vatican practices other doctrines of demons, including forbidding people to marry (1 Tim. 4:1-4). Catholic clergy must agree to “live a celibate life and remain celibate” (1579).

10. Rome Rejects God’s Promises

The promise of God that is revealed in the Gospel is eternal, everlasting life with our Savior (1 John 2:25). Yet this divine promise is flatly denied by Roman Catholicism. In fact, Catholics commit the sin of presumption if they believe this promise of God (2092). They are said to be presuming on God’s mercy because no one can know how much merit is required to achieve eternal life (2027). This doctrine keeps Catholics in bondage to their false religion. Only by knowing and believing God’s truth can they ever be set free (John 8:31-32).

In closing, we acknowledge that there are apostate Protestant churches, denominations and cults which also deceive many people. For this reason, we encourage Christians everywhere to examine their faith in light of God’s holy word (2 Cor. 13:5). It is our prayer that evangelicals will cease from embracing Catholicism as a valid expression of Christianity and expose their fatal flaws (Eph. 5:11). We must also exhort all Christians to avoid being unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Cor. 6:14-18).

 

Take Me to Church Lyrics Analyzed

Regrettably, the lyrics to “Take Me to Church” are pretty blasphemous. Here’s my theological analysis with my commentary in the red:

[Verse 1]
My lover’s got humour
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshipped her sooner (So this is the cue. The God throughout the song is a girlfriend.)
If the Heavens ever did speak (“If the Heavens ever” = revealed religion is cast into doubt)
She’s the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday’s getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week
“We were born sick”, you heard them say it (“they” [Catholics] teach original sin)
My church offers no absolutes (So unlike Catholicism, there are no moral absolutes – only relativism)
She tells me “worship in the bedroom” (the liturgy is sex. It’s the place of union between him and the “god”/girlfriend)
The only heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you
I was born sick, but I love it (acknowledges original sin – but he loves it)
Command me to be well (a reference to Christ commanding people to be well in the Gospels)

[Pre-Chorus]
Amen, Amen, Amen

[Chorus] (x2)
Take me to church (remember, “Church” here is sexual reference in this song)
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife (confession reference)
Offer me my deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life (he hands over his life to her the “god”)

[Verse 2]
If I’m a pagan of the good times
My lover’s the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side (the god/girlfriend is also a goddess)
She demands a sacrifice (here’s where the song gets “Eucharistic” with reference to sacrificial meal and hunger…)
Drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That’s a fine looking high horse
What you got in the stable? (reference to the Christ Child “in the stable”)
We’ve a lot of starving faithful
That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

[Chorus] (x2)

[Bridge]
No masters or kings when the ritual begins (egalitarian ritual – sex)
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin (hey, at least he knows it’s sin – he’s Irish!)
In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene (a reference perhaps to leaving earth into the “heavenly bliss” of sexual embrace)
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean (he ends with a reference the sexual completion as a kind of baptism or absolution)

Amen, Amen, Amen

Take Me to Church Meaning

What’s amazing about his song is that it’s about as offensive as anything produced by Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, or Slayer – yet hardly anyone recognizes it! It takes rich Catholic sacramental language but re-signifies the imagery as a sexual encounter. And that’s the so-called “genius” of this song.

The music industry is now much smarter than it was in the days of Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and Slayer. Your daughter is not likely to love Marilyn Manson and erect an idol to Satan in her bedroom. Your son will not likely consecrate his baby to Lucifer and baptize him in goat’s blood.

Overt Satanism is out of style. However, young people are likely to exchange their Christian faith for sexual license. The stats show that young people will likely exchange the sacramental life and liturgy for the liturgy of sexual experimentation.

And that’s exactly why this song has become an American anthem. The devil doesn’t needs a league of heavy metal Satanists. He’d almost prefer to have people mocking the Christian sacraments and images.

If God isn’t real – “If the Heavens ever did speak” – then the only goods to be enjoyed in this life are the pleasures of food and sex. That’s all there is left for humans to experience transcendence. Hozier gets it and he sings for us a catchy hymn.

In an interview with New York Magazine in March 2014, the artist Hozier stated:

‘Take Me to Church’ is essentially about sex, but it’s a tongue-in-cheek attack at organizations that would… undermine humanity by successfully teaching shame about sexual orientation — that it is sinful, or that it offends God… But it’s not an attack on faith… it’s an assertion of self, reclaiming humanity back for something that is the most natural and worthwhile.

So there you have it …

Conclusion
I know it’s a catchy song. There’s a part of me that likes it. But seriously, this is probably one of the most sacramental songs every popularized – and it sacramentalizes the wrong values. That’s my two cents. Godspeed

Sung by Hozier

 

A Study on 1st Corinthians 12 (Part 2)

This will be a study in multiple parts. I will be using the KJV version (unless noted otherwise).

Each blog post should cover 4 to 5 verse and I will end It at the end of chapter 14.

Why This study?

I got a lot comments both good and bad on the blog on why I left the charismatic church. So after praying and seeking God as to what I should do with the blog, I felt a verse by verse study from I Cor 12 thru I Cor 14 was in order .

I Cor 12:6

And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

It is one God as he wills: as to which gifts should given out and when. It is so His work will be done on earth as itis in Heaven

I Cor  12:7

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

God through the Holy Spirit gives gifts to everyone so that we and his church can grow in the knowledge of Him.

I Cor 12:8

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

Amplified

8 To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit;

Here it list 2 of the gifts. Notice it is given through the Holy Spirit, it’s not something you learn or seek, It’s given as (vs 6&7) He wills so that his church will grow. All of a sudden you gain wisdom or knowledge about a verse you read or how to escape a problem you in. It is not given for you to Lord it over someone. It could given at a  church board meeting when they are looking at a matter. But it is He who gives the wisdom or knowledge. It is when a pastor (or teacher) is not fully prepared to preach or teach, yet somehow when they preach or teach you know God spoke through them.  Remember these are given as He allows, not so we can boast, but that He gets the glory.

I Cor 12:9

To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

Have you ever been in place in your life where it seems that you have a strong faith about something, Your like a wall when the storms come? That is the gift of faith, that you know, really know that God will get you through. also notice the gifts of healing is plural. It means when you pray for someone to be healed that God will heal them It may not come at that moment but it could be days later. I see doctors that know and ask God to bless them, that God gives them the gifts of healing.  It tells us in the book of James to call the elders of the church to come a pray over us if we are sick. So many of us want to see miracles of God that we miss the gifts of healing being done in our midst every day.

I Cor 12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Amplified

10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight ([c]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues.

I like how the amplified applies the verse. Wow 1st one listed in verse 10, the working of miracles. It is  miracle that we are all alive every day. No one is promised a tomorrow. Miracles by themselves do not save or change people, only God can do that. We never know how many times God told us to go right and we have avoided trouble, that is a miracle. A miracle happens as He wills not as we will. When miracles happen that should cause someone either to come to lord or causes us to grow in him. We were praying for a church to go to and I can look back and see that the Lord lead us to the church we now go to. That is a miracle. It does not have to be something very small and we do not see them because we want to see the big show. Put your eyes on Jesus and he will show you the miracles.

The of prophecy is not every time know the future. It can be having the right word at the right time. I will give you an example Brother Smith is seeking God about 2 jobs. He has said nothing to no one and he is praying. God has you to pray for Brother Smith and he shows you he should take the 2nd job. You see him at church and tell him that job 2 would be the better choice and boom he takes job 2 and God blesses, that is the gift of prophecy working. You could be study the book of Daniel or Rev and see something new you have never seen before that is another example. Just because someone says I have the gift of prophecy should you believe them. or see them every time you have a need. Seek Jesus and He will meet your needs, not some so called prophet.

Now the last 2 are combine together the ability to speak in a natural tongue and interrupt it as the spirit wills. It should used to tell the gospel story to someone who does speak your language. In Acts chapter 2 after the holy fell on those in the upper room, they stood and spoke in languages they did not know and those people on the street heard the gospel in their own tongue and were amazed and 4,000 came to know Christ.

To me that says it all these gifts are not given so you can make a lot of money or live a huge house These gifts are not taught to you. They are given to the body of Christ and used as the spirit wills to help us lead others to Christ or to help love one another. If there not used in love then we have missed the point. They should point us all to Jesus.

 

A Study On 1st Corinthians 12 – (Part 1)

Why This study?

In the past I have gotten a lot comments and questions both on why I left the charismatic church.  So after praying and seeking God, I believe that God would like me to take share with some of the reasons. In order to do that we must look at God’s word.  (see Heb 4:12). We will study I Corinthians Chapters 12-14 verse by verse

I Corn 12:1

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

Paul is writing the Corinthian church; as well as us, and telling them he does not what them to be ignorant about spiritual gifts.

[1 Cor 1:1-2 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s:]

 

I Cor 12:2

Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

He is reminding them that they were once worshiping idols and they were led astray

 

I Cor 12:3

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

He is telling all of us that no one who is speaking by the spirit of God will call Jesus accursed and no one can say Jesus is Lord unless they are born of the spirit. When we are born again we receive the spirit of God. (see the gospel of John Chapter 3)

This tells me that all you need to do is to be born again to have the Holy Ghost.  I know a lot of Christians who do not speak in tongues that can say the Jesus is the Lord. People that are not born again will not say that because of their pride. There are some churches that teach you are not saved until you speak in tongues, to me the true test is if you can confess Jesus Is The Lord. Also if you are truly a Christian you would never want to curse Jesus. It even bothers me when I hear others doing that. I haved walk away from movies when I start hearing them take the Lord’s name in vain.

I Cor 12:4

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

I looked up the word diversities in the dictionary and it means different, variety. So this verse is telling us that there are many different gifts, but they all come from the spirit. We all have different abilities and we all like different things. He give us different gifts based on what He thinks we should have or need in our lives, so that we can reach others or to help us grow in the knowledge of Him.

The Greek word translated “gift” is charisma, the root of which is “grace.”Spiritual gifts proceed from the grace of God. Each gift is as unique as the person to whom it is given, yet all gifts bear the stamp of the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is the giver of the gifts and the power behind the exercise of the gifts, but He always works in the background, never bringing attention to himself.

The Holy Spirit works is ALWAYS to glorify the Son (John 16:14)

I Cor 12:5

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

Again this verse tells us that based on our abilities or talents the Lord will lead us to where we can be used by Him to help someone. We need to let God show us where we belong in the body of Christ. It is our job to be open and ready to serve.

 

 

Why Should You Go To Church – (Part 1)

Some people joke about the “Bedside Baptists” who attend the “Chapel of the Tube” on Sunday mornings. But it’s more than a joke. Many people refuse to get near a church unless their nephew is playing the role of a sheep in the Christmas pageant! They claim they can get more out of a walk in the woods than from the typical sermon.

Can a Christian survive apart from a church? Some Christians have no choice. They are trapped in a hospital bed, or working in an isolated area where no church exists. And God is certainly sufficient to care for their needs. You can still get to heaven if you can’t go to church.

But even though it’s technically possible to live the Christian life in isolation, it’s certainly not the norm.

When you become a Christian, you are called into a relationship with God (1 Corinthians 1:9). But I John 1:3 makes it clear that we enter a fellowship that goes two ways: with God and with other Christians.

The New Testament never divides Christians into the church members and the non-church members. All the way through, it assumes that everybody participates in their local assembly. It gives no samples of Christians who belong to the “universal church” but have no link with a local church. One scholar has said that “any idea…of enjoying salvation or being a Christian in isolation is foreign to the New Testament writings” (Alan Stibbs, God’s Church, p. 92). Wherever Christians are within range of each other in the New Testament, they meet. Every time the apostle Paul comes to a town in the book of Acts where there are no Christians, he wins a few converts and immediately organizes them into a small group – a little church.

Acts 20:7 reveals the practice of the early church: “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached to them.” For Christians in every location, regular gathering was a part of life.

It’s illogical to say that you are merely part of the worldwide, universal church, yet refuse to gather with the segment of that universal church that exists in your geographical area. It would be like claiming you have a car, when the right fender is in Phoenix, the engine is in Tucson, and the wheels are in Paradise Valley! You don’t have a car; you have the beginning of the inventory for a junkyard. It just won’t function until the pieces are put together.

The church must be together to carry out many of its purposes.

Here are some irreplaceable pieces of the Christian that cannot happen when you live in isolation from the church:

  1. USE OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS – I Corinthians 12 makes it clear that God has given spiritual gifts to every Christian. And verse 7 states unmistakably that these abilities are not provided to make you feel good; they are abilities to minister that should be used for the common good! I Peter 4:10 commands us to use spiritual gifts to help each other.

The same passage makes it clear that we meet with other Christians so they can use their gifts to strengthen us. God’s gift of a preacher or teacher is wasted if no one comes to hear them speak.

  1. MUTUAL MINISTRY – The church is pictured as a body in I Corinthians 12, and Paul explains that each part of the body exists to meet the needs of other body parts. In the same way, God intends each of us to meet the needs of other believers, using our strengths to help in their areas of weakness. I Corinthians 12:21 expresses it this way: “The eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you.” Neither can a Christian claim to be self-sufficient today.

The New Testament is full of “one another” commands. We are to comfort one another (I Thessalonians 4:18), build up one another (I Thessalonians 5:11), confess our sins to one another (James 5:16), pray for one another (James 5:16), and many more. How can we obey these directives if we stay away from the gathering of believers?

  1. ACCOUNTABILITY – God designed the church as a place where spiritual leaders could watch out for our welfare, as a shepherd guards the sheep (I Peter 5:1-4; Hebrews 13:17). A Christian who answers only to himself can easily rationalize sinful attitudes or actions; regular contact with other Christians can keep us sharp.

A single verse should actually be sufficient answer for this question: Hebrews 10:25 warns its readers against “forsaking the assembly of yourselves together, as the manner of some is.”

 

God vs the Egyptians (The Final Battle)

Moses went to Pharaoh the last time and told Pharaoh that he would take the his 1st born

Moses then went to the Jewish people and told them to take a young lamb or a goat (less than 1 year old) and tie it to their home. This was done on the 10th day of the month. For 4 days the Egyptians could see this animal tied to their homes.

On the 14th Moses told them to kill that lamb or goat. After they killed this animal they were told to put this blood on the doorpost of their homes. The Egyptians saw this as well. Then the night came and the 1st born of every house that did not apply this blood died. Both the Egyptian or Jew.

God made the Jewish people make a choice HIM or the Egyptian Gods. God still does the same thing. Sometimes he will ask to choose him or the world. Which God have you chosen? You cannot choose God and keep it silent. The world is watching you. Whose Side are you on?

Sometimes, He tells us to do something, He told Abraham to kill Isaac. He told Noah to build an ark. He will tell us to do something and once we step out on faith, God will do his part.

Even in salvation this is so true. We must repent of our sins and knowledge him and then the Holy Ghost will come in and seals us and makes us alive. We need to make the 1st step and the God meets us. God is calling us to make that choice the world or him.

A Closer look at Psalms 139:23-24

Let us examine Psalms 139:23-24

Psalm 139:23-24King James Version (KJV)

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24New King James Version (NKJV)

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

Notice in verse 23 the word thoughts in (KJV) and anxieties (NKJV), why the difference

According to the interlinear, a version that is a direct translation from the Hebrew to English, the word is sar ap pay, this word is used in one other place according to strongs (8312), Pslams 94:19

Psalm 94:19King James Version (KJV)

19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Psalm 94:19New King James Version (NKJV)

19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.

As you can see in Ps 94:19 the same thing happens with the word

Now from NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

The word means

Word Origin
from the same as seippim
Definition
disquieting thoughts
NASB Translation
anxious thoughts (2).

My conclusion both are correct. God knows both my thoughts and anxieties, and he will examine them and yet he will comfort (give rest) to my soul.

We should allow the Lord to examine our thoughts and our anxieties and cast all our cares up on. These verse will give a lot of comfort to those that need it!!

 

The Pathway – The Beginning

All pathways have to start somewhere. The beginning of our path starts when we realize that no matter how hard we try, we sometimes stumble, fall or fail. We may begin to look to world to see if they have answers. We may by books or join self help programs. Yet after we have read these books or finished the programs we will still stumble. We fall right back into same patterns that caused us to fail.

At this point we understand we are powerless to change, we want to change, we want to please our family’s, our friends and ourselves, yet we cannot not.  I have no program or book (or even a magical formula) that I can give you.

What I can give you is a pathway that will take a lot of time and a lot falls and mistakes, I too am walking down this pathway, I still make my fair share of mistakes, but I know that this pathway ends at such a wonderful place, where there is no more dying, weeping, failures, sickness. This pathway ends where we shall bask in the Glory of God forever.

How do I start down this pathway you ask? It is simple, it does not require much, but the rewards are so grand. To start down this pathway you must first sallow your pride. What is pride you ask? It is putting yourself 1st. Making sure all you that want and need are taken care no matter how many others you hurt..

So lay down your pride and admit to yourself and to God that you have failed. Tell God you need someone to save you. God has a savior already for you. This savior came to earth as a man, walk this earth, was tempted to do bad things, was tempted to put himself 1st, but did not yield. He lived a perfect life. He then laid down his life and died. But death could not keep him. He rose from the dead and now seats at the right of God. He is God and man both. He knows everything about you, how you feel, what makes you stumble and fall.

After you admit that you failed and you need a savior, ask Jesus to come and change you, to make you new, and to give a a new heart. Jesus will do that!   Now you will have power to overcome this things that caused to fall or stumble and you will now start walking down your pathway to Heaven.

As you walk down your pathway you may still stumble , fall or even stray, but when you do you have a new heart and friend closer than a brother to pick up and put you back on your path.

Today is the day to start down your pathway, Tomorrow may be to late..do not delay

 

What The…

According to Revelation 22:16

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (KJV)

We see Jesus is called the bright and morning star.

Now let’s look at Isaiah 14:12

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (KJV)

We see here that Lucifer is the son of the morning and fell from heaven and weaken the nations. This person was not Jesus, Jesus never fell from heaven.

Luke 10:18

18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.   (KJV)

Jesus came from heaven to earth as a baby , grew up as man, died  as man and is now in Heaven seated at the right hand of the Father. If you read Isaiah 14:12-19 you will see it was Satan that fell from heaven. So Lucifer is another name for Satan

But now the what the..

Let us look at bible version that is the number 1 version in the world the NIV, let us see what it says for Isaiah 14:12

 How you have fallen from heaven,
morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
you who once laid low the nations! (NIV)

Now can you see the (what the..) The NIV is calling Lucifier the morning star, but according to Rev 22:11 Jesus is called the Morning star, from the NIV (Rev 22:16)

16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

So we now have the Number 1 bible in the World calling Jesus Lucifier, to me this is unthinkable. If you have an NIV, my advice is to change versions, find one that places Jesus as the  savior of the world. Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords

 

John 14:6