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You may be expecting Bible Studies here. Those will be coming for sure, since we are a Bible Training Ministry.

We begin with some background on how we got our bible and how we can be sure it is reliable

 

A Breif Overview of the History of The Bible.

 

So we have shown evidence that the words of the Old Testaments are accurately preserved for over 2,000 years, back to 150 BC. Not back to the original time of 1400BC, however with that kind of amazing protection of the text, it should stand to reason that what we have is very accurate.

 

We have also shown that the Hebrew Text, as the original is superior to the Greek Septuagint, or the Latin Vulgate, though the Old Latin was also very accurate. That the Old Testament.

 

New Testament: So much information here. It essentially boils down to this. We (My Ministry) believe that God has preserved the Greek text since the First century and that this was done in the Byzantine Empire, taken up by Erasmus and Stephanus, which became known as the Textus Receptus (The Received Text) It was excepted for hundreds of years from the 1500’s until the early 1900’s.

The newer discovered texts of the various codexes (Codex: Vaticanus, Sinaiticus, and Alexandrianus) are dated from the 4th century and were considered the oldest and best texts. At that time Westcott and Hort decided to use these to write a new and presumably accurate to the original text. At that time, they brought about a new “science” called Biblical Higher Criticism, which they then used to “prove” the superiority of their new text to the Textus Receptus. Nestle came along a few years later and his Nextle Text (NU) became the basis for what are called the Modern English translations (NASB, NIV, ESV, etc.)

There is ample evidence in the oldest text samples (papyrus and the wiritings of the Church fathers, AKA the Patristic Writings, some 86,000, that predate the NU (Codex) texts. These writings the Patristic and the Papyri both are in line with the Textus Receptus and NOT the NU text, thus pretty much proving the superiority of the Textus Receptus.

 

This is unfortunately not taught or ignored by many if not most Christians.

We are told and it is true that over 90% of our Bibles are in agreement. The number is actually closer to 93%. With that said, it seems to me that we should ere on the side of the Majority Text if we are truly trying to find out what God really said.  THIS EANS THAT THE KING JAMES , THE NEW KING JAMES , AND THE YOUNGS LITERAL TRANSLATIONS ARE THE MOST ACCUR TRANSLATIONS! NOT ANY OF THE MODERN ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS:

 

We believe that the very words are inspired of God, and not just the writers!!

Later I will post some practical advice on what to do with this info, if you do anything at all with it.

 

PS If you believe that a lot of different people just wrote the Bible to create a religion, then stay tuned…the facts would be like 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 to one of all that stuff happening in the way that it did without some kind of supernatural cause…

Day 1; There were 93 kids signed up before we arrived in the morning the neighboring village asked if they could join it was 41 more kids. We didn’t have enough snacks so we had to add an afternoon session that day. So in between we ran into Gingoog City to get more snacks. Day one ; Jesus is the way. They loved the songs and the crafts and the games. 13 kids raised their hands to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

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Day 2: Jesus is the truth.There  were 120 kids this day. In addition we had a youth group for the afternoon that had 21 show up which was good because we only had 20 books to hand out, thanks to Virginia for providing A different book for that one special person. It was an amazing day, As I watched Jojie and the kids running around doing the activity I felt so blessed, these kids really captured my heart this day. I'm not sure how many kids we are reaching as some groups all would raise hands and I'm not quite sure if they were sincere , but I do know that they were  so blessed to have us there,  and we were more blessed to be there, seeds are being planted. A few of the youth were really intent on the teaching and I think the Holy Spirit was working

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Day 3: Jesus is the Life.You should here these kids sing the songs, they have such beautiful voices and they love to hang out with us, the high fives , hugs, and love that is shared is so real. We  have a lesson, a craft, and an activity, that the three groups rotate into. At the end of each day they have snack time, then I announce the names of all of them as I hand them their craft then we all pray and dismiss, they are so happy to hear their names announced. Some have become quite close to us already. One of the local churches has been here with us, the pastor told me that they are going to lose their small church building. It is very, very humble place, As we visit this place and the land that Jojie and I own, we decide to give a portion of that land so that the church can have a home...God is Good!    

Day 4:There is no other way to the Father.  Last day of Kimaya VBS; the kids were in high spirits this day, as we reviewed, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life,  Almost all of them said that they made decisions for Christ today, at least 80. When we are done they do not want to leave, several lingered around until the night, They all wished us well, safe travels, and that we would promise to come back next year. With the Lord's help we shall