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The history of the King James Bible

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“William Tyndale was strangled and burned for translating the Bible into English…why? Because he made the bold declaration to a Catholic clergyman that, “If God will spare my life, ere many years pass, I will cause a boy that drives the plow, shall know more of the Scripture than you do.” Tyndale was born on the Welsh Border between England and Wales in 1494. This brave man was of course the first to translate the New Testament into English from the original Greek text. We owe so much to William Tyndale because Tyndale’s Biblical translation accounts for an astonishing 84% of the New Testament and more than 75% of the Old Testament, compared to the King James Bible. When King James XI of Scotland became the King of England and adopted the name ‘James the first,’ in 1611, the ‘King James Bible’ was finally instigated. He commissioned 47 scholars to scour the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic texts, translating the Bible to the best of their ability. The very best translators, scribes and scholars were employed, taking advantage of more than 5,556 manuscripts available at the time. ‘The King James Bible’ was the crowning achievement of the Protestant Reformation and remains the paragon of all Bible translations to this very day because the underlying Greek text differs from all other ‘Modern Translations.'” – Pastor Carl

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Are you serving God or money?

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No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon“. Now these are Jesus words in Mt 6:24. In Aramaic, (the language that many people believe Jesus spoke), the word for money or wealth is called mammon. In two instances Matthew 6:24 and Luke 16:13, “mammon” is identified as a rival to God for the loyalty of the disciples and the same warning is pertinent to us today. Jesus asks us—”who will you obey: God or money?” It’s impossible to serve this god called “mammon” and the true Yahweh God at the same time. The New Testament calls money, “uncertain riches” for a reason. They’re so labeled because they cannot be trusted, but God can and He offers the greatest return of investment of all when we sow into His Kingdom! In 1 Timothy 6:17, the Apostle Paul warns the rich not to be ‘high minded’,” 17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” This word ‘high-minded’ in the modern vernacular really means ‘arrogant’ and there’s potential for the rich to become arrogant because they have so much money at their disposal.” – Pastor Carl

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Are curses real?

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“When most people think of curses, they think of fantasy, something that isn’t real. Perhaps Harry Potter comes to mind or maybe it’s something that only people with ‘pointy hats’ and ‘black cats’ are involved in. To our westernized mindset, rooted in Greek culture, curses are merely for ‘superstitious folk’ or the ignorant but not for sophisticates who order ‘Chai Lattes’ and don’t spare the ‘double shot.’ But the truth is that curses are very real because the Bible says they are. Not only that, we know from Scripture that invisible forces exist, blind to the naked eye, working behind the scenes for both good and evil. There are several dimensionalities all around us in which both angels and demons reside. The Apostle Paul provides key insight to these dimensionalities in his Epistles and we will study them today” – Pastor Carl

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Purge Yourself

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“Your faith won’t go further than your understanding of God’s word. An absence of knowledge about a subject in the bible leads to doubt. Once you have a ‘hint of doubt’, then your ability to believe in God’s promises will be hindered in some way. Once you understand God’s word, your faith will rise in the glorious God we serve and your doubt will dissipate rapidly. Once you have understanding, you’ll better be able to trust God for specific areas in your life. Friend, a faith that’s not practical is no faith at all. We need to make sure the promises of God leap from the pages of our bibles and into our hearts. Once His word abides within us, we may better appropriate these promises in our lives. When the word of God abides in you, get ready to see God move powerfully in your life (John 15:7). ” – Pastor Carl

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Testing vs. Trial

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“Did you know that God tests us and it’s scriptural for Him to do so? There’s a tendency for some Christians to think every kind of opposition in their life is ‘from the devil,’ when in fact it could be the Lord refining, chastening or correcting their character issues which need to be addressed. Not every opposition is ‘a work of the devil.’ Yes we need to be cognizant of our enemy’s schemes and devices certainly but we’re also in a perpetual process of being transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. We need to know the difference between God’s ‘testing’ and Satan’s ‘trials’ or ‘sifting.’ We must be scripturally balanced and realize that after we’re born again and saved by faith in Christ, we automatically enter into a process of sanctification. During this process God purges away our old habits, so that we’re able to experience more freedom in Christ and finally conquer habitual sin in our lives. Because our God loves us so much, He won’t leave us in our current condition.” – Pastor Carl

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The Dangers of Transhumanism

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“There’s a strange movement today that seeks eternal life without going through the Savior. This movement seeks to utilize the very latest technologies to enhance man under the banner of ‘Transhumanism.’ Now why on earth is a Pastor even talking about this in the first place you might ask? Well let me tell you, like I said before, no topic is off the table here at DHOP and especially topics that attack the divinity of Christ, providing a false means to salvation, but sending men into eternal damnation instead. These topics I will talk about and unfortunately ‘transhumanism,’ falls into this category of falsity, as you will shortly find out. Now Mr. Buckminster Fuller was famous for creating the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; and he noticed that until 1900, human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II, however, knowledge was doubling every 25 years. But on average according to Fuller, human knowledge today is doubling every 13 months!” – Pastor Carl

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Stories of Healing

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“I’ve spent the last nine broadcasts expounding upon the nine gifts of the Spirit and I hope you’ve learned something about these gifts in our short time together. I thought it would be a good idea now to share some of my personal experiences down the years, whilst operating in ‘the gifts of healing’ particularly, because testimonies are so powerful. What I’m about to share with you are actual accounts of times when the Lord has moved in my life and I never take these testimonies for granted. I will also say up front, that I never intended to be utilized by any spiritual ‘gift’; I simply went about my business in faith and took advantage of the opportunities presented to me. I must point out firstly, that all fivefold ministers are granted to the Body of Christ to equip the saints, and it’s the saints (not the ministerial offices), who are God’s primary choice for moving according to His will, because we saints greatly outnumber these ministerial offices.” – Pastor Carl

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The Gift of Interpretation of Tongues

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“This will be our final teaching on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and our broadcast will discuss ‘the gift of the interpretation of tongues.’ This will complete our study of the three ‘utterance gifts,’ better known as the ‘inspirational gifts,’ i.e. the three gifts that ‘say’ something, namely the ‘gift of prophecy’, ‘Divers tongues’ and the ‘interpretation of tongues.’ As I said previously, there’s been a lot of misunderstanding concerning the nine spiritual gifts down the years and hopefully in my previous broadcasts, I’ve brought some clarity to the operation of these spiritual gifts. The ‘interpretation of tongues’ can be defined as ‘the supernatural showing forth by the Holy Spirit, the meaning of an utterance in other tongues.’ It’s important to realize that it’s not a ‘translation’ of tongues, but an ‘interpretation’ and there’s a difference.” – Pastor Carl

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The Gift of the Diverse Tongues

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“This gift is probably the most misunderstood of all nine spiritual gifts. Some people think, ‘tongues are of the devil’ or have passed away from this dispensation. This is a lie and concocted by religious people, rooted in ignorance. Did you notice in 1 Corinthians 12:10, of the King James Version of the bible, the word “divers” was italicized? That means it wasn’t in the original Greek language but was added by the translators at the time. Actually, in its pure literal translation, it should read, “to another, kinds of tongues.” In another scripture the Apostle Paul states,28 And God hath set some in the church, first qapostles, secondarily qprophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues” (1 Cor 12:28). So clearly, Paul mentions ‘diversities of tongues’ in another scripture, or different kinds of tongues as part of the Holy Spirits manifestation in this dispensation.” – Pastor Carl

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The Gift of the Discerning of Spirits

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“The ‘gift of the discerning of spirits’ is one of the three revelation gifts, the others being ‘the word of knowledge’ and ‘the word of wisdom.’ The most important of the revelation gifts is ‘the word of wisdom,’ because it reveals the future plans and purposes of God. Next would be ‘the word of knowledge,’ because it reveals the present or past will of God and finally, the ‘gift of the discerning of spirits,’ which is our focus in this broadcast. Now, let’s be clear from the outset, nowhere in the bible does it mention a ‘gift of discernment.’ Discernment by definition is, ‘the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend that which is obscure.’ This may be a skill that you’ve acquired in life, but it’s certainly not the biblical gift of ‘the discerning of spirits.’ You might even be good at discerning or predicting the behavior of your friends, family or colleagues, based on the diligent observations you’ve made about them but this is not the ‘gift of the discerning of spirits.'” – Pastor Carl

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