Friday, July 29, 2011

A "Modern" King James Bible

Should we create a "modern" King James Bible?

It's amazing to see what publishers are removing from modern Bibles!Author David W. Daniels is frequently asked whether or not we should "update" the King James Bible to remove "archaic" words found in it. People often are feeling pressured by their friends who harass them over their use of the King James, saying, "any Bible but that one!" Reproduced here is his answer to one such questioner:

I have considered the possibility of creating a "modern" King James Bible. But there are a number of questions that instantly stand before me:

1. Which words should I "update"? That is a very delicate question and means I should have a grasp of which words are "modern" and which are truly "archaic." But as Laurence M. Vance demonstrated in his Archaic Words and the Authorized Version (Revised 1999), quite a few of the words of the King James Bible are found in regular publications and in even modern Bible versions – just not in the places they are found in the King James! So can we truly call them words we must update?

2. How would I properly teach the 2nd person singular pronouns, since Modern English doesn't have pronouns or word-endings that indicate singular vs. plural for the 2nd person? They weren't even using that vocabulary in common speech when the King James was translated. That was done to preserve something that virtually every other language still had available—something that made sense out of some otherwise contradictory-looking scriptures, such as John 3:7 and Exodus 16:28.

3. When would I stop, once I started changing the holy words of scripture? At what point would I begin to realize I had changed the historical meanings of the words that God preserved so carefully? It is a great temptation to find a new "nuance" that no one else has ever found. I know this temptation. I had it before I came to realize the KJV was God's preserved words in English. I was already at work on my own translation on the New Testament, starting in Romans – and boy, did I EVER make some huge mistakes! I don't know that anyone can be trusted with that temptation, and I want to push it far from me.

4. Why would I change what from the beginning is only about an 8,000-word base vocabulary? (As a former Kindergarten teacher, I can tell you that's the average vocabulary of a 5 ½ year old.) I started teaching my kids and having them read the King James Bible at four years of age, and they have had no problems with it at all. They also are the most knowledgeable in their classes at church. That's their reading, blessed by God, being instructed by regular Bible-reading, not by me teaching them college-level courses. My friend's son, who had horrible speech problems, was given a King James to read at about 4-5 years (after my friend became convicted of God's preservation of His words in the KJV). And now he has improved so much that his teachers were asking my friend, "How did you do it?!" And my friend answered, "I have him read with us from the King James Bible!" What can they say? The evidence is right before them.

That's not all of the questions, but it is some of the very persuasive ones. In short, I'm quite scared to death of messing with God's holy words. That is why I wrote the King James Bible Companion, instead of trying to change a word. I want to bring my vocabulary UP, not the people's vocabulary DOWN.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Will Rogers

Good service today in the House of the Lord. Click HERE.

Listen to the Morning sermon HERE.

When a Nation Forgets God.

Witty sayings by the old sage Will Rogers.

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a
woman...neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold
it and put it back in your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that
learn by reading. The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot
of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a
look back every now and then to make sure it's
still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot
easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion
felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up
until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral:
When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Support Israel

SIGN NEW PETITION! Sign to support PRO-ISRAEL HRes. 297 and 271 which defends Israel's right to defend her borders, and rejecting President Obama's call for a return to the indefensible 1967 borders. We will auto-fax 535 Congressmen. We've already delivered 62,000 petitions for Israel. Can you help us reach 100,000?

U.N. Security Council preparing to seize Jerusalem from Israel on July 11th, 26th.

The "Quartet" of USA, Russia, EU, and UN has scheduled July 11th in DC, and the United Nations Security Council has scheduled July 26th in New York, for open "debate" about whether or not they will seize Israeli land in September, and divide Jerusalem by establishing a Palestinian state, without negotiation or approval from Israel.

Haaretz newspaper reported Wednesday, "The UN Security Council plans to discuss in July [on the 26th] the possibility of Palestine becoming a United Nations member state, the Security Council president said on Tuesday. The Arab League has said it would request UN membership for a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, with East Jerusalem as its capital at the UN General Assembly in September."

Only the U.N. Security Council (seen right-->) can vote to recognize new nations, and move borders. It is composed of 15 member nations among which only 5 have veto authority: USA, Britain, France, China, and Russia.

"An upcoming Quartet meeting [is] a possible indicator on the situation," reported Haaretz. "The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators...are expected to meet July 11th. The meeting, expected to take place in Washington, will come amid a U.S. push to revive peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians."

The fact any debate will occur on 11 or 26 July confirms a big U.N. vote will occur in September, and if President Obama's U.N. delegation fails to veto, Israel will forfeit half its land and Jerusalem will become the Muslim capitol of the new state of Palestine.

President Obama has recently signaled that the U.S. may not veto such a land-grab, as Abbas said last week on Lebanese TV, quote: "President Obama says he wants to see an independent Palestinian state by September." No wonder Abbas met with PLO leaders and decided to seize the moment, and East Jerusalem with it.

Israel would likely not recognize such a vote, and refuse to forfeit their land. Palestinians will declare independence and start a war in September, with the whole world against Israel. Except us. We must awaken the U.S. Congress to defend Israel now.


A pro-Israel U.S. Congressman has introduced a brand new law to de-fund the United Nations if they dare to seize Israeli land, or if President Obama fails to veto any Palestinian land-grab of Jerusalem without permission from Israel.

Pro-Israel Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH, pictured right-->) who chairs the Subcommittee for mid-East relations, introduced H.R. 297, which says the United States should withhold "contributions to the regularly assessed biennial budget of the United Nations … if the General Assembly adopts a resolution in favor of recognizing a state of Palestine outside of or prior to a final status agreement negotiated between, and acceptable to, the State of Israel and the Palestinians."

The Washington Times confirms the U.N. plans an illegal vote to unilaterally recognize Palestine in September. "A unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood would be an illegal act that would violate the letter and the spirit of U.N. Security Council Resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973). Those binding resolutions called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute with Israel with 'secure and recognized boundaries.'"

The Times also reports America supplies 22 percent of the U.N. budget, so de-funding would get their attention. "The United States cannot prevent this ill-advised move - it circumvents America's Security Council veto by design - but U.S. leaders can let it be known that the U.N. would incur more than just a political cost." The United Jersualem Foundation warns: "A unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood by the United Nations General Assembly would cause incalculable harm to peace and stability in the Middle East."

I just updated our petition words, to INCLUDE support for the new H.R. 297, but so far ZERO Congressman have co-sponsored Chabot's important bill. Please call your Congressman and both Senators at 202-224-3121, and say "please co-sponsor H.Res 297 to protect Israel's current borders, and defund the U.N. if President Obama refuses to veto their Jerusalem land-grab." Also please call every member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East here. Then fax our new petition words to all 535 Congressmen instantly here. Israel needs our support today...


The Associated Press just reported "The West Bank Palestinian leadership formally decided Monday to press ahead with efforts in September to win U.N. recognition of a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem." Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (the same P.L.O. historically linked with violent terrorists of Hamas) and decided they will unilaterally seek United Nations permission to seize Israeli land without negotiation or consideration of Israeli sovereignty.

"Leading members of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement met Sunday and later said in a statement that the goal is to bring a state of Palestine into the family of nations of the world....Only the U.N. Security Council can add a nation to the world body, and the U.S. government has repeatedly expressed its opposition to the move, signaling it will veto such a resolution," said one AP reporter.

However, President Obama has recently signaled the opposite, that the U.S. may not veto such a land-grab, as Abbas said last week on Lebanese TV, quote: "President Obama says he wants to see an independent Palestinian state by September." No wonder Abbas met with PLO leaders and decided to seize the moment, and East Jerusalem with it. "Palestinian officials hope U.N. recognition would force Israel to make concessions when negotiations resume...The statement did not say what form of U.N. recognition the Palestinians are seeking or what steps they might take after such a nod from the world body," said AP.

[Jon's comment: They will declare independence and cause a war. Abbas and the PLO do not want concessions "during negotiations." They plan to declare independence and fight for their newly claimed land, with U.N. and Obama's approval. There is war coming in September. If Israel refuses to comply, Obama will not veto, the U.N. will grant land, and Muslims will attack Israeli territory to seize East Jerusalem and the 1967 borders.]

Let's do everything we can to wake up the U.S. Congress...


President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority said on Lebanese TV last week, quote: "President Obama says he wants to see an independent Palestinian state by September."

This confirms the likelihood Obama will direct America's U.N. representatives to NOT VETO the upcoming U.N. vote to seize Israeli land and establish an independent Palestine state, without any concern or negotiation for Israeli sovereignty.

Haaretz newspaper in Israel confirmed a unilateral vote will be forced upon Israel by the U.N. this September. "Israel's new ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor urged Jewish American leaders on Monday to form a clear and operational plan ahead of the United Nations vote in September regarding unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state," the report said.

If Obama does not veto this, it would immediately cause a violent war against Israel. Prosor also said that "regardless of the outcome of the UN vote, a Palestinian state will not be created and added that the UN is not authorized to dictate borders between countries." He stressed that "a unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state will bring about another cycle of violence that will only lead to a dead end."

Obama could stop the coming war, simply by vetoing any U.N. resolution. "I don't know if the US has another option, but if it does, we will not go to the UN," Abbas told Lebanese TV. [In other words, Obama holds power to stop their unilateral demands, but he won't.]

Abbas, who claims 116 of the 195 member states of the UN General Assembly are willing to recognize a Palestinian state, has stressed that his government would go through with the declaration if negotiations with Israel remain deadlocked. Israel hopes for 30 nations against, but America is the only among them who could veto the U.N. land grab.

"Unilateral moves are not constructive," Prosor said after his first day on the job, emphasizing that there was still time to act before the vote.

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Citizen Journalist

Good services in the Lord's House last Lord's Day. Check out TLBC website and listen to the audio on "Abounding Hope" before it goes away next Lord's Day evening.

I was encouraged by some of my Tacoma 912 friends to volunteer to be a citizen journalist on the Tea Part Patriot Page. So, I've signed up and registered and have been assigned the Norm Dicks Beat. You can find articles written regarding Norm Dicks by clicking the GAP Groups tab and going to Washington State and clicking on Norm Dicks.


A Poem Worth Reading

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For old Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician's salary
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier--
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.

For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:

Pass On The Patriotism!
YOU can make a difference!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

YOU will take amnesty and LIKE it....

Never mind the Constitutional requirement that the President must be a natural-born citizen of the United States...

... According to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), one of the reported 200 undocumented aliens who packed a Congressional Committee room just days before the Independence Day recess may be a future Commander-in-Chief.

You read that right. During a Senate hearing held last week on his so-called DREAM Act, a bill to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants that the American people have rejected time and again, Durbin asked for all the illegal aliens sitting in the room to stand up and be recognized.

It soon became apparent that Durbin had "salted" the audience with hundreds of undocumented immigrants who would be granted citizenship under his legislation. Durbin then stated: “When I look around this room, I see America’s future, our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our congressmen, our senators, and maybe our president.”

When did breaking the laws of the United States become okay? When did it become acceptable for a member of the leadership in the United States Senate to reject the rule of law and recklessly ignore the plain language of the Constitution that he took an oath to support and defend?

One thing is certain... Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration have put on a full court press to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. And if Durbin’s legislative efforts fail, Barack Obama has shown recently that he has no problem making it happen via executive fiat
(Read more below to learn how).

And it is up to the American people to stop this amnesty train in its tracks... right here and right now. CLICK HERE

girl friends?????

A SLEEPER AMONG US : Where did he come from and he should go back.
Obama: Where are his girl friends?????

Strange that none have popped up!!!!
Strange to the point of being down right WEIRD!

OK... this is past the 'birthers' questions.... this is just plain old
common sense, no political agendas for either side.

Just common knowledge for citizens of a country, especially American
citizens, who even know that Andrew Jackson's wife smoked a corn cob pipe
and was accused of adultery, or that Lincoln never went to school or
Kennedy wore a back brace or Truman played the piano.

We are Americans! We are known for our humanitarian interests and caring
for our 'fellow man.' We care, but none of us know one single humanizing
fact about the history of our own president.

Honestly, and this is a personal thing...but it's niggled at me for ages
that no one who ever dated him ever showed up. The simple fact of his
charisma, which caused the women to be drawn to him so obviously during
his campaign, looks like some lady would not have missed the opportunity....

We all know about JFK's magnetism, McCain was no monk, Palin's courtship
and even her athletic prowess were probed. Biden's aneurysms are no
secret. Look at Cheney and Clinton--we all know about their heart
problems. How could I have left out Wild Bill before or during the White House?

Nope... not one lady has stepped up and said, "He was soooo shy," or
"What a great dancer!" Now look at the rest of this.... no classmates,
not even the recorder for the Columbia class notes ever heard of him.

I just don't know about this fellow.

Who was the best man at his wedding? Start there. Then check groomsmen.
Then get the footage of the graduation ceremony.

Has anyone talked to the professors? It is odd that no one is bragging
that they knew him or taught him or lived with him.

When did he meet Michele and how? Are there photos? Every president
gives to the public all their photos, etc. for their library. What has
he released?

And who in hell voted for him to be the most popular man in 2010?????

Does this make you wonder?

Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from Obama's past, saying they
knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc. ? Not one person
has ever come forward from his past.

VERY, VERY STRANGE… This should really be a cause for great concern. To
those who voted for him, you may have elected an unqualified, inexperienced
shadow man.

Did you see a picture called The Manchurian Candidate?

Let's face it. As insignificant as we all are... someone whom we went to
school with remembers our name or face ... someone remembers we were the
clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully or something
about us.

George Stephanopoulos of ABC News said the same thing during the 2008
campaign. He questions why no one has acknowledged the president was in
their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches
on campus. Stephanopoulos also was a classmate of Obama at Columbia --the
class of 1984. He says he never had a single class with him.

While he is such a great orator, why doesn't anyone in Obama's college
class remember him? And, why won't he allow Columbia to release his


Looking for evidence of Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia
University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there,
but none remembered him. For example, Wayne Allyn Root was, like Obama,
a political science major at Columbia , who also graduated in 1983. In
2008, Root says of Obama, "I don't know a single person at Columbia that
knew him, and they all know me. I don't have a classmate who ever knew
Barack Obama at Columbia ... EVER!

Nobody recalls him. Root adds that he was also, like Obama, "Class of '83
political science, pre-law" and says, "You don't get more exact or closer
than that. Never met him in my life, don't know anyone who ever met him."

At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was asked to
be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five
years ago, nobody even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class
notes, who's kind of the, as we say in New York, 'the macha' who knows
everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him."

Obama's photograph does not appear in the school's yearbook, and Obama
consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia ,
provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or
friends while at Columbia ...

NOTE: Root graduated as valedictorian from his high school,
Thornton-Donovan School , then graduated from Columbia University in 1983
as a political science major in the same class in which Barack Hussein
Obama states he was.

Some other interesting questions…

Why was Obama's law license inactivated in 2002?

Why was Michelle's law license inactivated by court order?

It is circulating that according to the U.S. Census, there is only one
Barack Obama but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases.


The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where he
is never reported to have lived.

No wonder all his records are sealed!

Please continue sending this out to everyone. Somewhere, someone had to
know him in school...before he "reorganized" Chicago and burst upon the
scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention and made us swoon with his charm,
poise, and speaking pizzazz.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

July 4th Conference

Marion and I had a wonderful time at the Bible Conference in Naples, Idaho over the 4th of July weekend. The folks at the Bible Believers Baptist Church are some of the most gracious Christian friends we know. See Our Picture HERE.