GUILT-BY-ASSOCIATION ARGUMENTS AND THE KJV

by Pastor Emanuel Rodriguez I believe that the King James Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God.  As it stands in its final edition, I believe it is PERFECT.  I always have believed this and always will.  There are many reasons why I hold to this position but in this article I want…

How Good Should You Feel When You Go To Church?

BY PASTOR MANNY RODRIGUEZ As a pastor who loves people, a great part of me wants everyone to be happy when they come to church. I want them to be happy about coming to church, to be happy when they are at church, and to be happy when they leave, looking forward to returning. I…

Absalom’s 40 Years: An Error in the King James Version?

2nd Samuel 15:7 “And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the LORD, in Hebron.” (King James Version) INTRODUCTION We are told by skeptics, modern day Bible translators, and Bible commentators alike that the…

Ridiculing the Romans Road

I recently saw a pastor criticizing what is known as the Romans Road.  I’ve seen this several times over the years and every time I found it very strange. The so-called Romans Road is simply a series of verses, all from Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, which basically summarizes the way of salvation.  It goes…

Stedfast or Stubborn?

Many years ago I attended a Revival Meeting in a church in Georgia.  The special speaker was an elderly pastor who was well known amongst Independent Baptists.  (He is now with the Lord.) He was preaching a message on the subject of consistency.  In that message, he made a statement that I’ve never forgotten.  He…

How Much Do You Love The Church?

Those who love God will naturally love the Church! Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. It is impossible to love God and not love His…

A Tribute to John Wycliffe: The Morning Star of the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation was a movement that began when certain leaders within the Roman Catholic church (hereafter RCC) had their eyes open to the truth of salvation and the corruption of their church.  Therefore, they desired to reform the church by openly protesting against the many errors of the Catholic church.  The Popes and leaders…

Are You Not Entertained?!

“Are you not entertained?!” Who hasn’t heard this famous line said by Maximus, played by Russel Crowe in the movie Gladiator? Here’s a random fact for today.  In that movie, the emperor Marcus Aurelius is displayed as a good man, meek and mild-mannered, full of wisdom, love, and genuine concern for the well-being of the…

Making the Transition from Missionary Ministry to the American Pastorate

Written by Vincent Kobosh Distinct Differences The author learned during his first two years of ministry in the States that pastoral ministry in America was considerably different from his missionary church-planting ministry overseas. These differences took him by surprise because when one compares the work responsibilities of the two ministries, they are the same. The…

What Exactly is a “Heresy”?

What exactly is a “heresy”? The most general idea is that a heresy is some type of false teaching. But there are many teachings within Christianity. Some teachings contradict one another. Obviously, not all teachings are correct. Of the teachings that are incorrect, which of these errors could be justifiably referred to as “heresy”? In…