Advent of Public Education in the U.S.A

The Old Deluder Satan Act of 1647
and the advent of public education.

“One chief project of that old deluder, Satan,’ the law read, was to “keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures.” The law required every town with more than 50 families to set up a reading school, known as dame schools. Towns with more than 100 families had to run a grammar school in addition to a reading school.”

http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/old-deluder-satan-act-made-sure-puritan-children-got-educated/

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The Bible

There is only one Bible. It isn’t the Hebrew Bible, although that one Bible can be found in Hebrew; it isn’t the Greek Bible, although that one Bible can be found in Greek; it isn’t the Latin Bible, although that one Bible has been translated into Latin; it isn’t the Spanish, French, German or Polish Bibles, etc., although the one Bible can be found in those languages; it isn’t the English Bible, although that one Bible can be found in English. The one and only Bible is Scripture. Not everything ever written, not just anything ever written, not sectarian writings, not peculiar writings, not private writings, not writings that you as an individual prefer, but SCRIPTURE. Canonical writings and only Canonical writings recognized by a consensus of God’s elect as the very word of God in written form. The Scriptures are available, recognizable, readable, believable and livable in the Standard Version recognized by a consensus of God’s elect (born again Spirit filled believers) as the Scriptures. God expects his people to believe every word of the Standard version in their language. That Standard version always takes precedent over sectarian, peculiar, private or preferred versions.

 

 

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Adrian Rogers on Welfare

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Spurgeon on the Revised Version

“For that Revised Version I have but little care as a general rule, holding it to be by no means an improvement upon our common Authorized Version. It is a useful thing to have it for private reference, but I trust it will never be regarded as the standard English translation of the New Testament.”
The Complete Works of C.H. Spurgeon, Volume 32: Sermons 1877-1937, by Spurgeon, Charles.

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George Bernard Shaw & the KJV

A Living Legacy

For nearly four hundred years, and throughout several revisions of its English form, the King James Bible has been deeply revered among the English-speaking people of the world. The precision of the translation for which it is historically renowned, and its majesty of style, have enabled the monumental version of the word of God to become the mainspring of the religion, language, and legal foundation of our civilization.

Although the Elizabethan period and our own era share in zeal for technical advance, the former period was more aggressively devoted to classical learning. Along with this awakened concern for the classics came a flourishing companion in interest in the Scriptures, an interest that was enlivened by the conviction that the manuscripts were providentially handed down and were a trustworthy record of the inspired Word of God.

The King James translators were committed to producing an English Bible that would be a precise translation, and by no means a paraphrase or a broadly approximate rending. On the one hand, the scholars were almost as familiar with the original languages of the Bible as with their native English. On the other hand, their reverence for the divine author and His word assured a translation of the Scriptures in which only a principle of the utmost accuracy could be accepted.

In 1786 Catholic scholar Alexander Geddes said of the King James Bible, “If accuracy and strictest attention to the letter of the text be supposed to constitute an excellent version, this is of all versions the most excellent.”

George Bernard Shaw became a literary legend in our century because of his severe and often humorous criticism of our most cherished values. Surprisingly, however, Shaw pays the following tribute to the scholars commissioned by King James: “The translation was extraordinarily well done because to the translators what they were translating was not merely a curious collection of ancient books written by different authors in different stages of culture, but the word of god divinely revealed through His chosen and expressly inspired scribes. In this conviction they carried out their work with boundless reverence and care and achievement a beautiful artistic result.”

History agrees with these estimates. therefore, while seeking to unveil the excellent form of the traditional English Bible, special care has also been taken in the present edition to preserve the work of precision which is the legacy of the 1611 translators.

Preface to the New King James Version PERSONAL STUDY EDITION, Publisher Thomas Nelson (Nashville – Atlanta – London – Vancouver) – 1990, 1995.

 

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Louis L Amour

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Lesson’s from a lottery winner

“I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won’. People look at me and think, ‘I wish I had her lifestyle, I wish I had her money’. But they don’t realise the extent of my stress. I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life? There’s no one in the same boat as me, no-one who really understands.” 17 year old Lottery winner

James 4:13-15 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Mt 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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