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God says of every heaven-born soul, “ye are unleavened,” without corruption, because “Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.” Believers, though utterly corrupt by nature, are without sin because Christ was made sin for us and took away our sins. And that new man created in us by grace is “created in righteousness and true holiness.”
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Glorying in the Cross — Don Fortner
(Tune: #400 — Jesus, And Can It Ever Be —LM)
1. Can sinners gain the realms of bliss
By their imperfect righteousness?
Impossible! `Tis Christ alone
Who pleased the Lord and claimed His throne!
2. God’s Son obeyed the law for us,
That God in grace and mercy just,
Might righteously forgive our sin,
And bring us holy home to Him.
3. We glory only in the cross,
And count all else but dung and dross.
Trusting Christ Jesus crucified,
Righteous, redeemed, we’re sanctified!
Not a Word, Not Even a Hint
There is not a word, not even a suggestion of a hint, in the Volume of Holy Scripture to indicate in any way that God loves all people, that Christ died for all the human race, or that God the Holy Ghost calls all to faith in Christ. In fact, the Scriptures plainly and universally teach that God loved Jacob and hated Esau, that Christ laid down his life for his sheep and not for goats, and that God the Holy Ghost calls those who trust Christ and no one else. — “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” (Romans 9:16).
Some Dangers of Modern Translations
My determination to stick with the King James is not simply a matter of preference. I see some great dangers and nothing beneficial in the flood of Bible translations in modern times.
Who are the translators? I do not question the learning and scholarship of the men chosen to do the work. But do they believe God? Are they men who believe the gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace in Christ? Sadly, those chosen to do the work are chosen from various denominations to make sure the work is as widely acceptable as possible. Men in such a position, if they are not born again and taught of God, could and would corrupt the Scriptures. Those who are dead in trespasses and in sins cannot be trusted to translate the Book of God. They are not capable of understanding that which is inspired of God.
Once a second translation is accepted (let alone a dozen), the question must be asked (and often is) — “Which is the Word of God?” What confusion this has caused! The multitude of translations has caused the average person to look to “trained” religious leaders to decide for them what is and what is not the Word of God, treating preachers and Bible teachers as priests!
Thee, Ye, and You
Besides all that, much is lost in all modern translations. Did you ever wonder why the Bible sometimes uses the words “thee,” “thou,” and “thy” and at other times uses the word “you?”
In the New Testament there is distinct difference between the words “thee,” “thou,” and “thy” and the words “ye,” “you,” and “yours.” Many object to using the word “You” when referring to or speaking to our God, superstitiously thinking that “thee” or “thou” is more reverent than “you.” That is not true. It is no more reverent to say, “Hallowed be thy name,” than “Hallowed be your name.” Both are accurate translations of our Savior’s words. We do not have to use “thee,” “thou,” “thy,” and “thine” for our prayers to be heard by God.
Yet, as I said, there is distinct difference between the words “thee,” “thou,” and “thy” and the words “ye,” “you,” and “yours.” Whenever you read the words “thee,” “thou,” and “thy” in your Bible, those words are always singular pronouns, referring to one person. But, when you read the words “ye,” “you,” and “yours.” Those are plural pronouns, referring to more than one person.
Another thing lost in all modern translations of the Bible is the linear verb tense, indicated by the “eth” ending of linear tense verbs in the King James. Whenever you read a word ending in the letters “eth,” those letters indicate a present, continuing action. That cannot be conveyed in any modern translation.
When you pick up your King James Bible, be assured, you are holding in your hands the very word of God, preserved and given to you in your native tongue. Cherish it. Read it. Believe it. It no more needs modernization and updating than the writings of Shakespeare or Milton. Any attempt to modernize it only corrupts it.
Five Facts Revealed
Here are five blessed, glorious facts, most plainly revealed to us in the Holy Scriptures. Be sure you understand them.
1. There are some men and women in this world whom God has chosen to salvation from eternity, who must and shall be saved (Romans 11:5; Ephesians 1:3-7; 1 Thessalonians 2:13-14).
2. The Lord Jesus Christ has made atonement for the sins of God’s elect (all his elect and only his elect) and redeemed them from the curse of the law by his own precious blood. The Word of God universally teaches the sweet, gospel doctrine of Limited Atonement, that is particular and effectual redemption (Isaiah 53:8; John 10:11; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13-14; Ephesians 1:6; Hebrews 9:12).
3. All of God’s elect, having been redeemed by the blood of Christ, shall be called from death to life by irresistible grace and omnipotent mercy of God the Holy Ghost (Galatians 3:13-14; Psalm 65:4). Eternal life is the gift of God. Faith in Christ is the gift of God.
4. The means by which God’s elect are born again, called, and given faith in Christ is the preaching of the gospel (Romans 10:17; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23-25).
5. And there is a specific day appointed by God before time began in which he will call each of his elect to life and faith in Christ by the gospel (Ezekiel 16:6-8; Psalm 110:3).
God will see to it that the sinner he has chosen and his Son has redeemed, will be in the place he has ordained, with his heart prepared to receive the gospel at the appointed “time of love.” And he will send his Word to that sinner by a preacher in the irresistible power and grace of his Spirit.
You can mark this down. — If you are God’s, he is going to get you. There is a time beyond which you cannot escape, a place beyond which you cannot go, when God will cross your path, meet you in mercy, and arrest your soul! There is a day appointed when the gospel will come to you in power! Perhaps this is that day!
It Pleased the Lord to Bruise Him
The death of Christ pleased every attribute of the Father. The death of Christ pleased God’s wisdom. The death of Christ enables God to be both just and justifier. The death of Christ pleased God’s justice. Christ suffered for the sin of His people until the debt was paid in full. The death of Christ pleased God’s mercy and grace. The death of Christ enables God to be merciful to His people in justice because their sin has been put away. Since Christ died God can justify the ungodly, God can forgive sin, and God can accept His people into His presence because He is pleased with them in Christ. — Pastor Frank Tate
The Grace Bulletin
August 11, 2019
Grace Baptist Church of Danville
2734 Old Stanford Road-Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438
Telephone (859) 576-3400 — E-Mail email@example.com
Donald S. Fortner, Pastor
Schedule of Regular Services
10:00 A.M. Bible Classes
10:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service
6:30 P.M. Evening Worship Service
7:30 P.M. Mid-Week Worship Service