And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation (Acts 17:26).
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it (Isaiah 55:11).
This academy or institute of REDNECK biblical studies are strictly for those who know basically nothing about the bible but would like to learn and preferably from someone who is not a sophisticated barbarian or intellectual cretin.
you shoUld know what you believe AND WHY. yOUR beliefs that you practice are going to determine where you spend your eternal home.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children (Hosea 4:6).
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity (Matthew 7:13-23).
Many years ago, America was founded and it was founded on the Bible and God. And America became a great country because the leaders gave God all the honor and credit as it should be.
Today the vast majority of people know nothing about the Scriptures and the liberal preachers know even less. In fact, they know virtually nothing. This is tragic.
The purpose of this REDNECK BIBLE ACADEMY attachment is to help educate people about what the Bible says in the only Bible that God wants people to use and that is the KING JAMES BIBLE. All other versions are perversions and come from Sneaky Snake himself.
I am going to use many verses from the KJV to back up what I write. As usual, I will probably ramble and even repeat myself. But that’s OK because after all I am just a REDNECK who believes in the Word of God which is the King James Version.
By the way, my blood is RED just as your blood is red and thus your race (color of your skin) is entirely immaterial.
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation (Acts 17:26).
God has no use for “liberal scholars” who do not believe in the Bible.
Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him (Proverbs 30:5).
I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL BIBLE SCHOLAR OR PREACHER, JUST A BORN-AGAIN, BIBLE-BELIEVING FUNDAMENTALIST, REDNECK, SUPER-SAINT, ADORABLE OLD COOT CHRISTIAN WHO WAS SAVED BY FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND WHAT HE DID FOR ME ON THE CROSS OF CALVARY SO MANY HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO. THIS WAS IN THE FALL OF 1977 AND I STILL REMEMBER THE INITITAL WORDS OF THAT PRAYER OF SALVATION AND MY NAME WAS THEN WRITTEN IN THE “LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE.”
HAD MY NAME NOT BEEN WRITTEN IN THAT BOOK, I WOULD HAVE SPENT ETERNITY FUTURE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE AFTER THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
LOOK AT THE VERSES BELOW AND YOU WILL NOTE THAT THERE ARE MANY BOOKS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO GO INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE BUT ONLY ONE BOOK FOR THOSE FOLKS WHO GO TO HEAVEN. JESUS SAID THAT THE MAJORITYOF PEOPLE WOULD NOT MAKE IT TO PARADISE.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:13-14).
And I saw a Great White Throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose Face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15).
PLEASE NOTE IN REVELATION 20:13 ABOVE THAT THE WORKS OF MEN ARE JUDGED AND THE WAGES OF THOSE WORKS IS THE LAKE OF FIRE. BUT THIS ISN’T TRUE OF THOSE WHO GO TO HEAVEN. HEAVEN TO THEM IS A GIFT AND NO ONE WORKS HIS WAY TO HEAVEN. PEOPLE ARE SAVED SO THAT THEY CAN WORK FOR CHRIST.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:8-10).
JESUS CHRIST LORD GOD ALMIGHTY SHED HIS BLOOD AS THE PERFECT SACRIFICE FOR ME ON THE CROSS OF CALVARY SO MANY HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO AND FOR YOU AND MY NAME IS NOW WRITTEN IN THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE WHICH WE HAVE ALREADY MENTIONED. YOUR NAME IS IN THAT BOOK OF LIFE OR COULD BE. THE CHOICE IS YOURS. CHOOSE WISELY!
BEFORE YOU BEGIN READING THIS PAPER, UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IS WHAT I CALL THE SURFACE THINGS THAT ANYONE CAN READ AND UNDERSTAND.
FOR EXAMPLE, ANYONE CAN KNOW THAT THE BIBLE HAS TWO TESTAMENTS OR THAT THE FIRST BOOK IS “GENESIS” AND THAT THE LAST BOOK IS “REVELATION” AND SO ON. BUT THE DEEP THINGS OF THE SCRIPTURES CAN BE UDERSTOOD ONLY BY THOSE WHO ARE BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS AND THEN IT CAN BE DIFFICULT.
IT IS ONLY THE CHRISTIAN THAT CAN GRASP THE SPIRITUAL THINGS OF THE BIBLE AS FOUND IN I 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 (I CORINTHIANS 2:14).
The unregenerate person cannot spiritually understand the things of God for they are foolishness to him and this will continue to be the case until such time as they are saved. The spiritually deep things and things that are not so deep are spiritually discerned only to the Christian.
The Bible is a Book to be:
The Bible is made of 66 Books in the Old and New Testament.
OLD TESTAMENT 39 BOOKS GENESIS TO MALACHI
NEW TESTAMENT 27 BOOKS MATTHEW TO REVELATION
66 BOOKS entire Bible – both testaments
It has be the most influential collection of books in human history. Its literary and historical content cannot be disputed even though it was written thousands of years ago over a period of about 1600 years with 40 authors.
Its effect on the lives of men and women in every part of society has been great and profound. Many people have lost their lives over the years in an attempt to just own one Bible.
Today people are still giving their lives to own and read it. The Bible should be taken literally when obviously it is literal and figuratively only if it can not be literal. An open minded person should read the Bible for oneself to see what it really says and not rely on what some one else has had to say.
The Bible has influenced some of the greatest areas of:
To be perfectly honest, there are men and women who have skepticism about the truth of the Scriptures even if they have never read it. Isn’t it amazing that a person who has never read the Bible can reject it.
The Bible has been with us for centuries. The first reported example of writing was in Exodus when God wrote the Ten Commandments and we can find them in Exodus 20:3-17 AND Deuteronomy 5:7-21.
We will look at them now before going any further.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
God speaks in many ways to the children of men; by conscience, by providences, by His voice, to all which we ought carefully to attend; but He never spake at any time as He spake the TEN COMMANDMENTS. This law God had given to man before; it was written in his heart; but sin so defaced it, that it was necessary to revive the knowledge of it.
The law is spiritual, and takes knowledge of the secret thoughts, desires, and dispositions of the heart. Its grand demand is love, without which outward obedience is mere hypocrisy. It requires perfect, unfailing, constant obedience; no law in the world admits disobedience to itself. Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. Whether in the heart or the conduct, in thought, word, or deed, to omit or to vary any thing, is sin, and the wages of sin is death.
Nowhere in recorded secular history other than the Bible is there a record of God’s Ten Commandments. They are a special revelation from the Lord and given and recorded and preserved for us in the Old Testament.
The Ten Commandments were given to the Israelites because they are God’s chosen people. The Ten Commandments are called the “ten words” in Hebrew and they became, in their Greek equivalent, the Decalogue—“the ten”.
The Israelites in turn became guardians of the commandments for the entire world for all time that they passed on after the ascension of Christ some 2,000 years ago. We all live in a web of relationships dependent upon obedience to authority.
Because He is a loving parent, God sets standards for our good and to protect us from evil and harm from ourselves and others. Even though God’s command is sometimes difficult, or doesn’t make sense from our human perspective, obedience will always bring blessing, joy and peace.
The Overall Basis of the Ten Commandments Is God’s Salvation, Deliverance, and Redemption as found in Exodus 20:2-17.
The Ten Commandments were given to Moses and the Hebrew Children three months after leaving Egypt and the house of bondage of slavery. They were there at the mountain for quite sometime and it was at Mt. Sinai that the First Written Word of God was made by God Himself to his people through Moses His servant.
These Ten Commandments were moral statutes of conduct given to the Israelites from God and were for their protection against sin so that they could live holy and fruitful lives. These Commandments formed the basis of the Jewish life, faith, and law. The Commandments were also known as the “Law.”
Why did God give the Ten Commandments to Israel? Was it to save them? No, it was given that they might know how to live for Him.
God knew that man was capable of breaking every commandment that was about to be given to them. If they weren’t capable of breaking these commandments, then they would not have been given. It did not take long for the Israelite people to start breaking the Ten Commandments given to Moses. Even as the Lord God was giving them to Moses the children of Israel were already breaking what they hadn’t even received yet.
Note that God Himself rescued Israel from the evil place of bondage, the land of Egypt (a symbol of the world. God gave us the Ten Commandments to save us from the evil and lawlessness of this world, evil and lawlessness.
You are about to read the two (2) sets of “Ten Commandments” recorded in Exodus 20:3-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-21. God wrote them on two (2) tablets of stone.
And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone. – And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments (Exodus 34:4, 27-28).
Here is summary of those Ten Commandments:
1. Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
3. thou shalt not ake the name of the Lord thy God in
4. remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.
5. honour thy father and thy mother that thy days
may be long upon the land which the lord thy god
6. THOU SHALT NOT KILL.
7. THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.
8. THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.
9. THOU SHAULT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR
10. THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOURS HOUSE NOR ANY THING THAT IS THY NEIGHBOURS.
NOW HERE ARE THE ACTUAL COMMANDMENTS AS FOUND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS OF eXODUS 20:3-17 AND THEN ALSO IN dEUTERONOMY 5:7-21.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments. Thou shalt not take the Name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh Day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath Day, and hallowed it. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s (Exodus 20:3-17).
Thou shalt have none other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me and keep My commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. Keep the Sabbath Day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Six days thou shalt labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maid servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day. Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Neither shalt thou commit adultery. Neither shalt thou steal. Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour. Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbours wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbours house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s (Deuteronomy 5:7-21).
the FIRST table
The first four of the ten commandments, commonly called the FIRST table tells US OF our duty to God.
It was fit that those four Commandments should be put first, because man had a Maker to love, before he had a neighbour to love. It cannot be expected that he should be true to his brother, who is false to his God. The First Commandment concerns the object of worship, JEHOVAH, and Him only.
Here the two sets of Ten Commandments side by side below WITH THOSE FROM Exodus in blue font and those from Deuteronomy in black font.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
7 Thou shalt have none other gods before Me.
The First and foremost Commandment is that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the one and true God and His people are not to worship idol gods. This is the foundational commandment which remains to this day and should always be given highest priority over everything and everyone.
Unfortunately, wicked evil men have substituted false gods in place of the One and Only Real God. Please read Isaiah 45:5 and 46:9 where God Himself says that there is no god beside Him.
I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me (Isaiah 45:5).
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I Am God, and there is none like me (Isaiah 46:9).
Also look at Deuteronomy 32:17 where people worshipped devils or “gods.”
They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not (Deuteronomy 32:17).
What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils (I Corinthians 10:19-20).
4-6 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.
8-10 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me, And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me and keep My commandments.
The Second Commandment is a compliment of the First Commandment. Wicked evil pagans have long had images and idols patterned after God’s creatures and substituted those gods for the one and true God. The worship of creatures is here forbidden. Whatever comes short of perfect love, gratitude, reverence, or worship, breaks this commandment. Whatsoever ye do, do all the glory of God.
This commandment refers to the worship we are to render to the Lord our God. It is forbidden to make any image or picture of the Deity, in any form, or for any purpose; or to worship any creature, image, or picture. But the spiritual import of this command extends much further. All kinds of superstition are here forbidden, and the using of mere human inventions in the worship of God.
It is important to marry a person who is a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and not in idols for the wives of Solomon turned his heart away from God.
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods (I Kings 11:4-8).
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain (Exodus 20:7).
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.
Just as the First Commandment is the Foundational of the Ten Commandments, so the Third Commandment is related to it because it sets forth man’s relationship to the one and true God and His name is to be revered as sacred because it is Sacred.
The third commandment concerns the manner of worship, that it be with all possible reverence and seriousness. All false oaths are forbidden. All light appealing to God, all profane cursing, is a horrid breach of this command. It matters not whether the word of God, or sacred things, all such-like things break this commandment, and there is no profit, honour, or pleasure in them. The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Unfortunately, today God’s name is used as a curse word or as a byword. This would apply also to the name of Jesus. Have you ever noticed that people don’t used Satan’s name as a curse word or using Satan’s name to curse someone. This is a contrast and reveals the ultimate source of profaning God’s Name.
God promises to hold such persons guilty. Jesus said that every idle word that men speak will be words that they will be accountable for. It is a serious thing to profane the name of God
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin. And he that blasphemeth the Name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the Name of the LORD, shall be put to death (Leviticus 24:15-16).
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:36-37).
8-11 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Six days thou shalt labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
God sanctified the Seventh Day back in Genesis 2:1 and now some 2,000 years later God gives ISRAEL the Commandment to keep the Sabbath Day Holy. God gave the Sabbath Day Commandment only to Israel in the Old Testament, not the other pagan nations.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all his work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made (Genesis 2:1-3).
The Sabbath Day was made for man and not man for the Sabbath Day.
And He (Jesus) said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27).
It was to be a day of rest and a day for the Lord. You should also note that employers are to give their employees a day of rest thus preventing them from being overworked. Today we have Sunday as the day of worship, not Saturday. But it is one day out of seven to be set apart for rest and the things of God and you pick the day.
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days (Colossians 2:16).
Nine of the Ten Commandments are in the New Testament but the Sabbath Day Commandment is not found there because it was a ceremonial law, not a moral law. The Sabbath Day was given to the Hebrews and Sunday was given to the Christian by implication.
One day in seven is to be kept holy. Six days are allotted to worldly business, but not so as to neglect the service of God, and the care of our souls. On those days we must do all our work, and leave none to be done on the sabbath day. Christ allowed works of necessity, charity, and piety; for the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath but all works of luxury, vanity, or self-indulgence in any form, were forbidden. Trading, paying wages, settling accounts, writing letters of business, worldly studies, trifling visits, journeys, or light conversation, are not keeping this day holy to the Lord. Sloth and indolence may be a carnal, but not a holy rest. The sabbath of the Lord should be a day of rest from worldly labour, and a rest in the service of God. The advantages from the due keeping of this holy day, were it only to the health and happiness of mankind, with the time it affords for taking care of the soul, show the excellency of this commandment. The day is blessed; men are blessed by it, and in it. The blessing and direction to keep holy are not limited to the seventh day, but are spoken of the sabbath day.
the SECOND table
The laws of the SECOND table, that is, the last six of the ten commandments, stateS our duty to ourselves and to one another, and explainS the great commandment, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Godliness and honesty must go together.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
This is also one of the most commonly broken commandments. This is the only commandment whereby one will live longer if one honors his parents.
The fifth commandment concerns the duties we owe to our parents. Honor thy father and thy mother, includes esteem of them, shown in our conduct; obedience to their lawful commands; come when they call you, go where they send you, do what they bid you, refrain from what they forbid you; and this, as children, cheerfully, and from a principle of love.
Also submission to their counsels and corrections. Endeavouring, in every thing, to comfort parents, and to make their old age easy; maintaining them if they need support, which our Saviour makes to be particularly intended in this commandment. Careful observers have noted a peculiar blessing in temporal things on obedient, and the reverse on disobedient children.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
17 Thou shalt not kill.
The first murder in the Bible was in the fourth chapter of Genesis and the murderer (Cain) was cursed from the earth. To “curse” in the Bible means to be given a negative judgment. It does not mean a bunch of bad words like sailor or a crooked democrat would use if they lost a rigged election.
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? And He said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth (Genesis 4:8-12).
If God was upset about the murder of one person, think how He must feel about all these little babies who have been aborted by a hitman called a doctor
This commandment is not for the government official who carries out an medical doctor who has carried out a contract on the little one. execution on someone sentenced to death nor is it for the soldier who kills an enemy soldier. The death penalty was first given to Noah after the flood and the Ark had come to rest and everyone and everything had disembarked. This was the beginning of Government and it was also the second institution created by God.
This commandment is addressed to people who kill folks in anger, hatred, or retaliation and is not commanded by the government.
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man (Genesis 9:5-6).
Thus, the sixth commandment requires that we regard the life and the safety of others as we do our own. Magistrates and their officers, and witnesses testifying the truth, do not break this command. Self-defence is lawful; but much which is not deemed murder by the laws of man, is such before God.
Furious passions, stirred up by anger or by drunkenness, are no excuse: more guilty is murder in duels, which is a horrible effect of a haughty, revengeful spirit. To tempt men to vice and crimes which shorten life, may be included. Misconduct, such as may break the heart, or shorten the lives of parents, wives, or other relatives, is a breach of this command. This command forbids all envy, malice, hatred, or anger, all provoking or insulting language. The destruction of our own lives (suicide) is here forbidden.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery
The seventh commandment concerns chastity. Adultery is the acts of sexual intercourse by a married person with someone who is not one’s legally married spouse and is thus a breach of the marriage vows. Fidelity in marriage is moral perfection. Adultery is the essence of immorality and thus a cheat. If one will cheat on a spouse, that person will cheat on anyone. The marriage bed is to be undefiled.
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge (Hebrews 13:4).
Fornication is also sin because it is sexual intercourse outside of the marriage vows. Adultery is a far worse sin because it risks destruction of the family unit which is the building block of social stability. It risks making children fatherless and risk illegitimate children.
The seventh commandment concerns chastity as already mentioned. We should be as much afraid of that which defiles the body, as of that which destroys it. Whatever tends to pollute the imagination, or to raise the passions, falls under this law, as impure pictures, books, conversation, or any other like matters.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
Taking something that is not yours is called theft. It is neither a long nor a short term loan without proper authority. It is a “five-finger” discount of a small amount or of a large figure or money with a negative punishment. In the Old Testament Book of Joshua, a man was put to death because of theft and his family was also put to death. Stealing is both a sin against man and God.
But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel. – Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you. Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you. In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come according to the families thereof; and the family which the LORD shall take shall come by households; and the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man. And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the Covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel. So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken: And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken: And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me. And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it. So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it. And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD. And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor. And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones. And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day (Joshua 7:1, 12-26).
The eighth commandment is the law of love as it respects the property of others. The portion of worldly things allotted us, as far as it is obtained in an honest way, is the bread which God hath given us; for that we ought to be thankful, to be contented with it, and, in the use of lawful means, to trust Providence for the future. Imposing upon the ignorance, easiness, or necessity of others, and many other things, break God’s law, though scarcely blamed in society. Plunderers of kingdoms though above human justice, will be included in this sentence.
Defrauding the public, contracting debts without prospect of paying them, or evading payment of just debts, extravagance, all living upon charity when not needful, all squeezing the poor in their wages; these, and such things, break this command; which requires industry, frugality, and content, and to do to others, about worldly property, as we would they should do to us.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Don’t lie or gossip about anyone for everyone is your neighbor. The 8th Commandment is against dishonest of deeds and the 9th Commandment is against honest of words. Do not lie to another about another and do not commit a lie in a court of law because it is called perjury and hell awaits such a person. It is called an abomination. To commit perjury thus is a liar and the person making the lie is a child of the devil.
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine (I Timothy 1:10).
You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies (John 8:44).
The ninth commandment concerns our own and our neighbour’s good name. This forbids speaking falsely on any matter, lying, equivocating, and any way devising or designing to deceive our neighbour. Speaking unjustly against our neighbour, to hurt his reputation. Bearing false witness against him, or in common conversation slandering, backbiting, and tale-bearing; making what is done amiss, worse than it is, and in any way endeavouring to raise our reputation upon the ruin of our neighbour’s. How much this command is every day broken among persons of all ranks!
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
This 10th and last commandment entails the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh. Covetousness is a form of idolatry. The tenth commandment strikes at the root; Thou shalt not covet. The others forbid all desire of doing what will be an injury to our neighbour; this forbids all wrong desire of having what will gratify ourselves.
Covetousness is greed and can be a desire for someone’s money, property, and even another person’s spouse or all of the foregoing. People who covet cast aside integrity, honesty, or virtue to obtain that which they seek after. It is usually a secret sin and usually known only to God Himself.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry (Colossians 3:5).
THE OLD TESTAMENT
Only the king james version of the bible will be used UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.
IT IS MY OPINION THAT ONLY THE KING JAMES VERSION IS THE TRUE VERSION. AND YOU, OF COURSE, HAVE THE RIGHT TO YOUR CHOICE OF BIBLES. IT IS ALSO MY OPINION THAT All other versions of the holy scriptures have an occult base going back to 1881 AND THUS CANNOT BE CONSIDERED HOLY BUT RATHER UNHOLY BIBLES.
The Old Testament teaches us:
- What God expects of man
- The various ways in which man can respond to God
- How God treats nations
- What God expects from nations
- How the nations in the Old Testament reacted to God
The books of the Bible did not happen chronologically as they are presented in our Old Testament (OT) sequentially from Genesis to Malachi table of contents. For example, Ruth takes place during the period of the Judges. The Major and Minor Prophets takes place in the era of the various Monarchs covered by the Books of Kings.
The history of Jewish people extends from Abraham thru the time when Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem and is contained in the Books of Law and History.
With the exception of Malachi and Job, the 5 Books of Poetry and Philosophy are contained in the same historical time of the Books of the Law and History. Malachi was written after the time of Nehemiah and the events of Job may be equal to or precede the time of Abraham.
The Books of Law and History were written for the purpose of presenting the historical aspects of God’s program for Israel, Judah, and the Gentile nations. Men guided by the Holy Spirit wrote and these men were looking back into time past as historians. On the other hand, on-site observers wrote the 17 books of the prophets by 16 prophets. Jeremiah wrote Lamentations as well as Jeremiah.
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The BIBLE TELLS US THAT PEOPLE PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. THE BIBLE ALSO INSTRUCTS US THAT WE ARE TO STUDY TO SHOW OURSELVES APPROVED UNTO GOD. IF WE STUDY AS COMMANDED, WE WILL HAVE THE NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE TO KEEP FROM BEING DESTROYED FOR ETERNITY.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children (Hosea 4:6).
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (II Timothy 2:15).
- 1. We are to study THE BIBLE, not just read it. STUDYING THE BIBLE IS NOT AN OPTION BUT A COMMAND.
- 2. We are to study to show ourselves approved unto god, not the preacher, the sunday school teacher or the deacons OR ANY ONE OTHER THAN GOD.
- 3. WE ARE TO STUDY IN A WORKMAN LIKE MANNER, NOT JUST READING THE BIBLE SO THAT WE CAN GIVE AN ANSWER TO THE PEOPLE THAT ASK US QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR FAITH SO THAT WE ARE NOT ASHAMED WHEN A PERSON ASKS US QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES. THE WORD “SCRIPTURES” IS ANOTHER NAME FOR THE BIBLE.
- 4. IF WE CAN RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD, THEN WE CAN ALSO WRONGLY DIVIDE IT. THERE ARE MANY EXAMPLES THAT I COULD GIVE YOU ABOUT DIVIDING THE WORD OF THE LORD.
- 5. HERE ARE JUST TWO MODERN DAY CULTS WHO ARE EXAMPLES OF WRONGLY DIVIDING THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD.
a. THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES. B. THE MORMONS.
The complete Holy Bible as we know it has been with mankind for about 2,000 years or 20 centuries. It took up to 1,500 – 1,600 years for God’s 40 Holy Men to write those 66 books. When you look down to a page way below, you will notice that I have listed 29 + NAMES because I do not know the names of those missing people nor can I find them. So I could be off on them.
Many people down through the ages have read the Bible totally at one time from cover to cover and some have just read parts of the Bible. Unfortunately, many other people also have a Bible but don’t ever open it. They simply have a Bible in their home to impress others.
The Bible also is called the “Book.”
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book (Revelation 22:18-19).
The Bible is both divine and human and covers the great fields of knowledge such as law, history, philosophy, ethics and prophecy. All these subjects come together and are bound up in one “Book.”
Bible history takes us back to the end of the First Eternity which is that part of eternity before the beginning of time when God created the heaven and the earth.
Then as it progresses, the Bible takes us from the beginning of everything as recorded in Genesis 1:1 through to the end of time of about 7,000 years which including the final 1,000 years called the upcoming millennium and then the beginning of eternity as recorded in Revelation 22:21.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1).
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen (Revelation 22:21).
The Old Testament is the foundation of the Bible and the New Testament is the superstructure.
FOUNDATION OF THE BIBLE: OLD TESTAMENT
SUPERSTRUCTURE OF THE BIBLE: NEW TESTAMENT
Thus, we can rightly surmise that the Bible is a progressive revelation and points to the second coming of Christ and the end of recorded time and the beginning of eternity future.
LAW The five books of Moses of Genesis through Deuteronomy.
HISTORY The twelve books of Joshua through Esther.
PHILOSOPHY The five books of Poetry and Philosophy of Job
& POETRY through the Song of Solomon
PROPHECY The 17 books from Isaiah through Malachi of
which five are considered Major Books ON
PROPHECY and 12 Minor Books ON Prophecy.
The first five books on prophecy are
major and the remaining twelve are minor.
Had man not sinned in the Garden of Eden some six thousands years ago, then man would have passed God’s test of obedience and there would be no need for the Scriptures for the Bible tells us about Jesus and the way of salvation.
But man did sin and thus we need a Saviour today, yesterday, tomorrow, and every day until the Lord returns to give us the gift of eternal salvation in heaven. And the message that God would have us know is in the Holy Bible and that Saviour is Jesus Christ Lord God Almighty.
Please notice that Savior is not Savior but Saviour. You must add the “u” after “o.” SAVIOR becomes SAVIOUR. That is the only correct spelling.
In fact, the message of the Bible is the message of the Lord Jesus Christ Lord God Almighty Who said in that He was and is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me (John 14:6).
But man did sin and man needs a Saviour to receive that gift of eternal salvation. All man need do is accept and his name will be recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
The Bible is divided into two parts which are the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The O.T. has 39 Books and the N.T. has 27 Books for a total of 66 books. The Bible was written over 1,600 years ago by about 40 different authors (we have mentioned this earlier) who were all male as mentioned above.
These men came from many different professions such as kings, philosophers, prophets, poets, uneducated fishermen, and princes. God can use anyone who is willing to be the servant of God.
While it is true that no women wrote any of the books of the Bible, nevertheless, there are two books and ONLY two books in the Old Testament named after women and they are Ruth and Esther and there are none in the New Testament.
Ruth was a gentile from Moab who married a Jew named Boaz from Israel and they were ancestors of Christ.
Esther was a Jew who married a gentile named Ahasuerus.
God doesn’t concern Himself with one’s social, professional, political, or economic status when it came to writing the Bible. God can use anyone who will be obedient and submissive to Him.
We see in the New Testament Book of II Peter that God used Holy Men to actually write the Bible as He guided them. Some were well educated and some were not very learned at all.
Knowing this first, that no Pprophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but Holy Men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (II Peter 1:20-21).
For example, Peter was an uneducated fisherman and the Apostle Paul was a highly learned man and also a tent maker who wrote many (14) of the New Testament books. Notice that the man who works for the Lord is a productive worker doing honest labor whether it is mental or physical. God does not care what you do for a living as long as it is an honest living in His eyes.
The Bible is the Number One Selling Book in the world and unfortunately the New International Version or the NIV (which I call the HIV) of all the unholy bibles is now in first place in sales and has been for several years.
The Bible is hated by Satan’s people and if they can’t get rid of it, then they will make new versions which are filled with lies and half truths. The Bible has gone around the world and is in every country in the world. Such can’t be said about any other book.
There were no women authors. These men were especially selected by the Lord.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (II Peter 1:21).
Only two Books in the Bible are named after women and they are in the Old Testament Historical Books of Esther and Ruth, none in the New Testament. Ruth was a gentile who married a Jew and Esther was a Jew who married a gentile.
LAW Genesis – Deuteronomy to govern every phase of Israel’s life.
CIRCUMCISION was the initial rite of the Jewish religion.
PAUL was the New Testament equivalent of Moses for he delivered the Christian from the LAW. He went from a murderer to a preacher.
JUSTIFICATION is that act whereby God forgives our sin and gives us the righteousness of Christ and justified us without justifying our sin. We are justified by faith in Jesus Christ, not works. Christ died in our place as our perfect sacrifice for sins.
FAITH not works that puts us into the family of God. Grace is a favor that we don’t deserve. Salvation is the gift of God. Faith is the channel of salvation and is the hand that receives the gift and connects man with God.
FIRST CHURCH was founded in Europe.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
RELIGION Religious people accept a creed or observe certain ceremonies or attend certain places of public worship all of which are totally worthless as far as salvation is concerned. That does not save you but Christ does. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission (Hebrews 9:22).
CHRIST took upon Himself the form of a:
JESUS as man died on the Cross but Christ as God never died.
Longest Book of the Old Testament Psalms
Longest Book of the New Testament Luke
Shortest Book of the Old Testament Obadiah
Shortest Book of the new Testament III John
Middle Book of the Old Testament Proverbs
Middle Book of the New Testament II Thessalonians
Middle Chapter of the Old Testament Job 29
Middle Chapter of the New Testament Romans 13
Shortest Chapter in the Bible Psalms 117
Longest Chapter in the Bible Psalms 119
Shortest Verse in the Old Testament I Chronicles 1:25
Shortest Verse in the New Testament John 11:35
Longest Verse in the Bible Esther 8:9
Shortest Verse in the Bible John 11:35
God occurs 4,379 times
Lord occurs 7,738 times
Fear occurs 397 times
Hell occurs 53 times
Methuselah was the oldest man in the Bible – O.T. 969 years
Person that had a bed 13.5 feet long “OG” in Deuteronomy 3:11
Man with 12 fingers and 12 toes Giant in II Samuel 21:20
Man with 88 children & 18 wives 60 concubines Rehoboam II Chronicles 11:2
In 1,228 A.D. The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton
In 1,448 A.D. The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan
In 1,551 A.D. The New Testament was divided into verses by Robert Stephanus roughly 20 years before the King James Version was finished.
The word “Bible” never occurs in the Bible.
The Wycliffe Bible was the first translation of the English Bible.
Our Old Testament and Jewish Scriptures did not include the Bock of Enoch or the Apocryphal books. Jesus never referred to them.