As we continue to do our walk as a Christian, (which is to do the work of an evangelist and preach the word in a world growing more and more wicked every day), KJV Christians are constantly criticized for 'causing division'. "You are speaking with hate". "Where is your love?", they ask. "You don't have the love of Jesus in your ministry and witness!" they say. "Where is your toleration for others?" "I wish you would use nicer language!" "Where is your compassion - your love?" "You are not nice to me!"
Don't let anyone kid you! It isn't because of your 'personality'! (or lack of it) It isn't because of your delivery - your language - or the hardness in your words or 'how you present it'. It isn't the fault of your preacher - it isn't the fault of anybody other than they themselves.
If compromising with 'em would
of won 'em to the Lord,
we would have won 'em a long time ago.
They don't want to hear it. If a person is truly seeking the truth in life, they will take it anyway you present it - but if they are not seeking, then no matter how wonderful you are in your delivery - how you say it - how great and marvelous your pastor is, they won't hear it -and they will just get mad at you!
They are not willing to turn to the 'written' scriptures?
Many times, Jesus said...
Matthew 22:29/Mark 12:24
... Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
... They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
You learn God's ways by what is
It is written - 17 times in the O.T.
It is written - 63 times in the N.T.
The phrase "It is written" will be missing from the next millennium!
It does not matter if 'it goes against the scriptures!
Your heart can be wrong, but the
scriptures cannot be wrong!
They get 'offended' when we bring up scriptures!
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
They look upon us as their enemy?
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
They do not realize that we are speaking the truth in love?
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,
which is the head, even Christ:
They do not know love is to be done in deed and in truth?
I John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue;
but in deed and in truth.
We should always remember that the more we love,
the less we may be loved!
II Corinthians 12:15
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you;
though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
Within the church 'family', they will accuse us of sowing discord.
These six things doth the LORD hate: ... A false witness that speaketh lies,
and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Could it be, that they have not received the love of the truth?
II Thessalonians 2:10
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth,
that they might be saved.
1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.
So why do they get mad at us?
Note: they are not really mad at us!
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it,
that the works thereof are evil.
I John 3:13
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
They are mad at Jesus Christ!
We are just showing God's love
through His words as we are commanded!
The world has never liked His words nor will it ever!
See the Wickedness of the World
Jesus Christ came to send a sword!
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
When Jesus showed up, things
So there was a division among the people because of him.
But He was bringing peace - to
people themselves - individually!
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.
The world has no idea about this
kind of peace!
And the way of peace have they not known:
But Jesus Christ does come with
peace - for God's own!
Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Peace in the Holy Ghost is the
Kingdom of God!
It is a spiritual kingdom.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
It is a peace that they just
don't understand about!
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Jesus Christ made that peace
for us individually!
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross,
by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say,
whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Now, about this division!
Skipping the verses that show that Jesus Christ left us the Holy Ghost - the Comforter - and also left us his words - the words that he will manifest himself to us (John 14, etc. etc.), we do see & hear that the Scriptures - the Word of God - the words of Jesus Christ - the KJV 1611 - The Scriptures, that when they are presented to folks today, that they do the same thing as when Jesus Christ shows up on the scene.
We do know that the sword that
is used in these dividing is the word of God!
The King James 1611
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
This sword is definitely made
to be swung!
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully,
and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
The Scriptures divide themselves!
II Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Those scriptures are written FOR everyone, but not TO everyone.
As those scriptures are rightly divided, you see that different places are:
TO the lost
TO the Saved
TO the Jews
TO folks in the Old Testament
TO folks in the New Testament
TO folks between the testaments
The Scriptures divide themselves from other bibles!
The Scriptures divide pastors from pastors!
The Scriptures divide pastors
from their congregations !
II Timothy 4:2-5
2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort
with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4: And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5: But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions,
do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
The Scriptures Divide Bible Believing
from Bible Correcting Colleges!
Bible corrupting colleges and seminars pursue education 'about' the scriptures and
where to add to them or take away from them instead of 'thus saith the Lord'!
The final authority in Bible corrupting colleges is in their own knowledge 'about' the scriptures
instead of with the Scriptures 'as written'!
They don't promote the book - they promote the stuff in it AFTER they have 'corrected' it.
99% of Bible colleges today don't even believe that they have the Scriptures!
They believe and teach that the scriptures don't even exist today
They believe and teach that God only inspired the originals but couldn't keep his promise in
Psalm 12:6,7 where He promised to preserve his words from this generation for ever.
And Even More "In Fact",
The Scriptures are starting to divide Bible-Believing people
from their own King James Preaching
Churches, Colleges and schools.
Many Bible Believing KJV preaching Baptist churches are getting
more and more catholic in their ways every day!
More and more of these KJV churches are promoting their knowledge of the stuff in it
instead of the Book itself! They shy away from the Holiness of the Book!
The Scriptures divide Right from
The Scriptures divide Good from Evil!
The Scriptures divide Heaven from Hell!
The Scriptures divide a Real Salvation from a False Salvation!
The Scriptures divide a Bible Preaching Church from the community!
The Scriptures divide Bible-Believing Christian Students from Teachers!
The Scriptures divide Bible-Believing Christians from Worldly Activities!
The Scriptures divide Bible-believing boys from their girlfriend!
The Scriptures divide Bible-believing girls from their boyfriend!
The Scriptures divide Bible-believing kids from their church teen group!
The Scriptures will even divide your closet regarding what to wear!
The greatest division is when
the Scriptures divide the flesh from the soul!
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands,
in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him
through the faith of the operation of God,
who hath raised him from the dead.
But the one that hurts the most is when...
The Scriptures divide your family!
51: Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth?
I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided,
three against two, and two against three.
53: The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father;
the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother;
the mother in law against her daughter in law,
and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
If you keep the scriptures in
your life, you may have a mother who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a father who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a daughter who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a son who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a brother who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a sister who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a husband who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a wife who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a teacher who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a boss who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a neighbor who won't!
If you keep the scriptures in your life, you may have a friend who won't!
And yes, that hurts!
But we must be tough in these coming battles - Be a soldier!
II Timothy 2:4
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life;
that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words,
of him shall the Son of man be ashamed,
when he shall come in his own glory,
and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
II Timothy 2:3
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
They are mad at Jesus Christ - not you!
They are rejecting Jesus Christ - not you!
They are already condemned - their choice is being made!
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you,
and when they shall separate you from their company,
and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
Count it a blessing to take the blame for HIM!
And just keep bearing precious seed - and keep the sword swinging!