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God’s written word must be diligently studied and rightly understood.

 

We know nothing about the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Gospel of Grace through faith alone except for what’s written in Scripture.

Believing what God has revealed in His written word is all important for Christians, yet many today say they don’t believe in Hell and eternal punishment.

Christians don’t believe what the Scriptures clearly teach because the vast majority of the shepherds who feed them no longer preach the whole counsel of God.

Once Protestant preachers preached condemnation and damnation, but from today’s pulpits, the word Hell is enveloped in silence. Hell fire sermons have slowly disappeared from the visible Christian church.

The doctrine of hell has become a side issue and regulated to a place of unimportance. Condemnation, damnation, and Hell fire have been set aside for sermons on God’s unconditional love and the love of Christ.

The doctrine of hell and ever lasting punishment makes people uncomfortable, yet no one spoke more on the torment of Hell and the final judgment than Jesus Christ. In fact, Jesus spoke more about Hell than He did Heaven.

In the story about Lazarus and the Rich Man, Jesus described Hell as a real place of eternal torment. The rich man in Hell could see (he seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom), could speak (he cried and said), could plead (Father Abraham, have mercy on me), could feel (dip the tip of his finger in water), could feel pain (I am tormented in this flame) could remember (Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime) and could pray (I pray thee).

The underlying message of the story is that it’s better for a person to die poor and go to Heaven than to die rich and go to Hell.

Jesus taught that Hell should be avoided at all costs. “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”

The Scripture describes Hell as unquenchable fire, eternal fire, a lake of fire, a furnace of fire, and a place of outer darkness and torment where there’s wailing, weeping and gnashing of teeth and the worm dies not. Jesus said it’s a real place of eternal, conscious punishment.

People believe that a loving God would never punish people in eternal torment. But unbelief doesn’t change reality. It doesn’t matter how many people believe something; their unbelief does not negate that Hell is a place of future punishment and the final destination for unbelievers according to the Scripture.

Peace.

I.M. Kane

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I have done some research on James White. In addition I have watched or listened to several of his debates with Dave Hunt, Chris Pinto, D.A. Wait, and others. What I have found is that White is pushing ecumenism by endorsing modern textual criticism and promoting modern Bible versions and the Roman Catholic, Gnostic manuscripts from which they are translated.

Mr. White has (either inadvertently or intentionally) aligned himself with the Roman Catholic Church state and its Jesuit henchmen to destroy the authority and credibility of the King James Bible that came out of the Reformation. Scripture alone is the final authority for the Christian faith, not the Pope, not White, and certainly not some motley crew of textual critics.      

Over the last four centuries, the Roman Catholic Church and its Jesuits have been working to undermine the authority and to destroy the credibility of the King James Bible and to abolish biblical Christianity in favor of a world religious system headed by the Roman Church state. White and the textual critics are helping the RCC achieve its goal.

Throughout the centuries, the Roman Catholic Church and her Jesuits used coercion, torture, and murder in their effort to destroy the Scripture as the sole authority for the Christian fatih, but Rome’s heavy-handed tactics of fear and intimidation didn’t work as planned and drove people from the church instead of keeping them in it. So she shifted her strategy to using indoctrination techniques and focused her Jesuit counter-reformation forces on infiltrating Protestant seminaries and secular colleges and universities. 

She lauded Westcott and Hort and the Revision Committee of 1881 for discrediting the Textus Receptus Greek texts of the New Testament and for undermining the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible as an inferior, untrustworthy translation. Westcott and Hort not only discredited the Textus Receptus and dethroned the KJV, but they also cleared a path to call for ecumenical unity between Evangelical Protestants and Rome.  

What is most disturbing about the defense of modern Bible versions by “Christian” scholars and apologists the likes of White, Daniel Wallace, Bruce Metzger, and Norman Geisler is that they seem to be intentionally keeping their sycophants and followers in the dark about Rome’s ties to the corrupted manuscripts and her influence on the “science” of modern textual criticism.

I have yet to see written or video documentation of White calling on Roman Catholics to leave the Roman Catholic Church, or of White echoing the Reformers condemnation of the Roman Church state as the Whore of Babylon and its vicars as antichrist. However, White has condemned King James Only advocates as cultists, many of whom are Reformed or Calvinist as White himself claims to be. 

It’s the Roman Catholic Church state and not Reformed Protestantism that benefits when Protestants like James White undermine and discredit the King James Bible and endorse modern Bible versions based on corrupted Roman Catholic and Gnostic manuscripts.

As long as White doesn’t call upon Roman Catholics to leave their church, and as long as he endorses Rome’s manuscripts and modern Bible translation over the King James Bible, he’s an unregenerate Christian and an appeaser to the cause of the Roman Catholic Church state.

In case anyone is interested, Chris Pinto has made three documentaries (about three hours each) addressing the history of the Bible and the modern translations issue. A Lamp in the Dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmXBj2N9fhY; Tares among the Wheat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe3CMDXeG4w; and Bridge to Babylon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukRCVDmiAts.

They are well worth your time.

I.M. Kane

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