Tuesday, 30 July 2013

From Tyndale to King James

I'm a massive fanatic when it comes to William Tyndale, literally, his translation is the one I see when I ready any bible version, albeit often it has been corrupted or slighted over, but usually a translation somewhere will have Tyndale whispering through it.

Recently I became King James only (again), permanently - well, think of me as Tyndale through King James only, perhaps pre 1881 only. Anyway, predominantly King James only, but inevitably I will use Tyndale more than AV, as I not only find him easier to read, I have a feeling the Tyndale translation would be far easier to memorize.

You see folks, when you hear KJVO's talking about the cadences that help the KJV to be so easy to memorize, what they really mean but don't say is that the portions of Tyndale carried over to the KJV have cadences that make it so easy to memorize. But I feel that poor William has the short order, and is largely ignored, and it saddens me, because Tyndale is the one who made the KJV, and the KJV 'translators' would gladly recognize that were they here today. They were ordered to make a new translation based upon the bishops bible, latinized (i.e. made church friendly), and that they did, but they left in 70% of Tyndales NT AND the portions of the OT Tyndale had translated.

Let me basically show you the path Tyndales work followed to the KJV:

*Tyndale 1525 NT completed and published
*Tyndale 1534 NT revised and published
*Tyndale OT worked on until his death in 1535

*Matthews Bible 1537, (containing his OT (what he had finished and 1534 NT) and Coverdale's work on the OT
*Great Bible 1538
*Geneva Bible 1560 , a new translation, but using Tyndale's work
*Bishop's Bible 1568, revision of Great Bible
*1611 King James Bible, revision of Bishop's Bible, using the Geneva Bible.

Basically, every bible translation has been a revision of a previous translation, Except Tyndale! Tyndale was a completely new translation from the Hebrew and Greek, and he has never been bettered! Literal and easy to read. Basically all we have had is revision, even the Geneva which was using Hebrew and Greek, put most of Tyndale's work in, amending it where they saw fit.

Its easy to see why the KJV is revered as the preserved word of God, its a revision of a work which has never been bettered, 'refined' seven times as it were.

But go back to Tyndale's NT,and read it, its so beautiful. Read it in the KJV, I can guarantee that the easiest verses are Tyndale's. I find it so sad when bible programs, and websites don't update the words to modern spellings, they do such a disservice. A great book to buy is David Daniell's edition of the 1534 NT, all updated to modern spellings, paragraphed, its a beautiful read.


God bless you.

"Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." Luke 11:28

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Magic is not a trick, it is real.

I've recently been watching the wonderful documentary series by Xendrius on youtube. But what wonderfully is shown, is that many magicians in fact, are in league with demons in order to carry out their 'tricks'. Theres a reason they are called tricks. One of the many lies is that there is in fact a rational explanation for many of the 'tricks' carried out by street magicians such as Dynamo. Be a fly on the wall, and imagine what you would see if you actually were able to spend a day with them, visit their homes and watch them practice. Would you see an elaborate set up that allows a man to place his hand on sold glass and melt it? Or to levitate in the street with no strings? Or to take a handkerchief and float it in mid air, then let it fly off without strings, intelligently hundreds of feet? Or to take a mobile phone, shrink it, and place it in a glass bottle?

The truth of the matter is, that the magician is no different than a witch, and they actually are carrying out REAL magick. They are not charlatans who are able to create illusions, but they are really indoctrinators, changing public perception of witches, who once would have ran away in terror at what these people are capable of doing. Who worship idols, carry out satanic rituals, and are actually part of the the higher echelons of the elites. The magic has gone from simple card tricks, to real demonic practices. Who can call forth fire at will, melt coins with their bare hands.

Come on folks!

Dynamo for instance, took a walk ON the Thames.

The question is, what does the future hold? Will the magic get more blasphemous? Will people begin to worship these folks? Will a magician arise who claims to be Jesus, and have the "tricks" to prove it?

I suggest we be really careful what we allow into our homes, and our minds, and that Christians do not allow these folks to convince us that Satan and his angels are not real, Remember, when Jesus returns, he won't have to tell us.

So to finish, demons are more powerful than humans, and exist in more dimensions than we. The tricks that astound us that magicians peform, are easy for a demonic being, when allowed access to a human body, they can perform many feats, beyond our imagination, so much so that it is easy for a human to believe them to be gods. In the past at least, today we can't play that card so easily, we just have to remain astounded, and ask "how"?

But one day, that card will be played, and I just wonder, how long before card tricks are done with, and suddenly buildings vanish, or fire shoots out of eyeballs or something. Already Dynamo is literally flying, as is David Copperfield. And there is no wires! there really isn't. Explain it, cos without some external force making this happen, its impossible. Science doesn't ask for an explanation from them, because they don't claim (or reveal) that it comes from a deity, or from an angel, like say a psychic would claim it to be some kind of sixth sense.

I would recommend we research into this.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Appreciate the little things.

Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Mt 10:29-31

Jesus loves the little things, Jesus prefers the heart to the outward appearance, the humble to the exalted, the little sparrow, the child, the poor to the rich. Should we not then love the same, or at least emulate such things?

We often live our lives working at the big things, worrying about whether or not we can afford our repayments, pay off our debts, maybe lose our homes. Yet we forget to appreciate that we are not here to worry, but to enjoy the wonderful things given to us by God that we never notice. Have we stood outside in the warmth of the sunlight, felt the gentle breeze on our skin, heard the buzzing of the insects and the brush of the leaves? At that moment, the peace and the clarity of our existence comes upon us, and we are closer to God than we would ever be, fearing what may come.

You see, the little things, they are what bring us to a greater awareness of our Lord, because they take away the facade of the false reality within which we live. The houses, the cars, the shops, the nightclubs, even the churches, they give us an illusion of infrastructure and solidity, of a society that has eternity in it, which it does not. These things are all passing away, but the little things will not.

Its up to you to decide what the little things are, but they will always bring contrast to the bigger things, meditation on scripture could be considered a little thing, and contrasts worldly worries. Every Christian should be doing such things, I have found that in deepest depression and worry, to simply read a scripture like the one above, and to pray it to the God who loves the very hairs on my head..alleviates even the greatest fears.

Folks, we are entering a very dark period in human history, now more than ever we must learn to appreciate the little things.

God bless you.