Deception 74: The Death Knell Continues
May 3, 2011
KNELL, n., nell. ...the sound of a bell rung at a funeral; a tolling.
[Scene: the reflecting pool located in front of the United States Capitol. Woman peruses a booklet given out by what seem to be independent Baptists (independent Baptists mentioned by name in one of the publications she received). She sees two disturbing pictures of the crucifixion in the short booklet quickly hiding each one without thoroughly examining them. An older volunteer from the organization takes a seat next to her and begins with small talk.]
WOMAN: There are pictures of the Lord in here (referring to booklet). Catholics do this.
VOLUNTEER: You're right, the second commandment says not to make images of birds and things. But you have to understand that these are illustrations.
WOMAN: Exodus chapter twenty says that we are not to do this. How can we expect them [tossing her head towards the capitol] to keep the ten commandments if we don't?
[Volunteer's phone rings. Volunteer answers, motions a good-bye to the woman, and, hardly looking back, leaves.]
The church of the true and the living God is the pillar and ground of the truth. If she does not hold it, maintain it, and propagate it, then where can the truth be found? And what could be a greater desolation than a church that is not the pillar and ground of the truth? Where can a man get answers if there is no answer in the church? Where can a man get answers if the truth is fallen in the street?
...the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Isaiah 9:16
...if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Matthew 15:14
Join the Celebration! (?) 2011 King James Bible Expo
- In the "Event Headquarters" exhibit tent--
Pricey Bible replicas for sale
"No, don't come out here, go over there, I want to keep a flow (almost no visitors there and nobody is seen entering)
$7.99 1611 replica by Zondervan
"Free" advertisements for mail order wall hangings presented in little plastic baggies.
Jesting for children at the Gutenberg Press replica
- $40 tickets for the "400th Anniversary Fine Arts Celebration" "(a must see theatrical production!)" [bold and emphases theirs] This information was taken from the "2011 King James Bible Expo: Celebrating 400 Years of Influence, Washington D.C. May 2-3, 2011 Gospel of Jesus Christ According to John & Romans: a marked edition--see page 42." This is not the complete title on the cover. Also on the cover of this tainted Bible is, "Event Information Inside" in addition to other notes and a website address.
- Dr. Levesque, founder of Bible Nation Society, compares the King James Bible's "legacy" to the "legacy" of Lance Armstrong who had "seven consecutive Tour de France wins." (found in his comments on the back cover of the book "Majestic Legacy" by Dr. Phil Stringer)
...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8
Revelation 3:1-2 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Revelation 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Revelation 3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
AND the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.
7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord;
8 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord;
10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
11 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.
16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.
18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?
19 And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.
20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.
21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;
22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.
25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
27 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.
28 And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
29 And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.
30 Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God.
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God.