Bill of Non-Rights

‘We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.’

You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth.. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone — not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of dummies, and probably always will be.

You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.

You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you get the blue juice.

You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure..

You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!


You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, sorry if you are uncomfortable with it.

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Where did God come from?

“The question, “Where did God come from?”, demonstrates that you are thinking of the wrong God, because the God of the Bible is not affected by time, space or matter. If he is affected by time, space or matter he is not God. Time, space and matter are what we call a continuum; all of them have to come into existence at the same instance. Because if there was matter, but no space, where would you put it? If there were matter and space, but no time, when would you put it? You cannot have time, space or matter independently. They have to come into existence simultaneously. The Bible answers that in one verse: Gen 1:1 In the beginning (time) God created the heaven (space) and the earth (matter).  A trinity of trinities – time is past, present and future – space has length, width and height – matter has solid, liquid and gas. A trinity of trinities created instantaneously. The God that created them has to be outside of them.” Ken Hovind

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Plain Language

“I shall endeavor to clothe my ideas in such plain language, that..if the poor and unlearned can comprehend, the learned and rich must.” George Whitefield

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Unauthorized Rhetoric

Unauthorized Rhetoric

The oft repeated jingle, “Things different are not the same”, is a half truth spouted by those attempting to defend our English Bible. I suspect that the jingle first came into vogue among KJVO when trying to demonstrate that a sectarian, particular or individually preferred Version was indeed different and not simply an “easier to understand Version” as Critics of our English Bible pretend. The truth is things different can indeed be the same, this should never be construed to mean all things different are the same.

For example:

1) the equations 2 + 2, 2 x 2 and 4 / 2 are all different, but the results are the same.

2) the autograph was written in a very different language than our English Bible, but they are both Scriptures in their respective languages despite the differences.

3) synonyms are two or different words that have the same meaning.

4) the four Gospels are different yet each one has the same character being the word of God.

The English Authorized Version of the Holy Scriptures has changed not just in orthography as some imply, but in jot and tittles, added words, word counts, plural to singular, his to her, our to your, etc. yet it remains the word of God in English.

God’s word does indeed “remain the same”, but “the same” is not defined, nor can it be, by word counts, differences in pronouns, tenses, plurals, etc. The word of God is always pure (doesn’t change), always true (doesn’t change), always infallible (doesn’t change), always given by inspiration of God in its written form (doesn’t change), always the final authority in matters of doctrine (doesn’t change), etc. It is the CHARACTER of God’s word that “remains the same” and not language, syntax, jot & tittles, word counts, etc.

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They don’t do nothing

“Some Fundamentalists get so hung up on ‘don’t’, ‘don’t’, ‘don’t’ ‘don’t’ that they don’t do nothing!” Dr, Peter S. Ruckman.

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God’s book unto God’s people in a tongue which they can understand

“Therefore,blessed be they, and most honored be their name that break the ice, and give the onset upon that which helpeth forward to the saving of souls. Now what can be more available thereto than to deliver God’s book unto God’s people in a tongue which they can understand?”
Preface to King James’ Bible.

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Brief history of Standardization

The Westminster Divines unquestionably believed THE RECEIVED TEXT as noted by the citations in their Confession of Faith. They believed the ENGLISH SCRIPTURES to be the word of God for English speakers.

God has spoken to man in divers manners throughout history (Heb 1:1-2). God spoke directly to men in time past – face to face (Ex 33:11). God spoke to men through visions and dreams (Num 12:6). God spoke to men via a voice from heaven (Dan 4:31, Acts 9:4). In these last days he has spoken unto us by his Son (Heb 1:2). At one time God gave his people a finger of God autograph. God also gave authorized Scriptures that were God’s authority in written form. The words of God were confirmed unto his people by signs and wonders (Ex 4:8, Mark 16:20!!!). The words of God were confirmed by living apostles (Acts 14:3, 1Thes 2:13). The apostles and prophets knew that they would depart, but before departing they commended the Church of God to the word of his grace (Acts 20:32) and a more sure word of prophesy (1P 1:19). The autographs written by men were made up of oral tradition, historical records, eye-witness accounts, direct revelation, etc. These compiled and edited written records were Canonized into Scriptures. The inspiration of God includes all of the above and has never been limited to a point in time historical record with jots and tittles assembled in a dictated order. This is confirmed by Paul when he tells us that Timothy knew the Holy Scriptures from his youth and that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God. Timothy did not have a face to face conversation with God, did not receive visions or dreams, and did not possess the autograph, but he did know the Scriptures (note the meaning of the word) from his youth.

Now the question presented before us today, is how do you and I recognize the Scriptures? You and I don’t know the Scriptures by a face to face conversation with God. We don’t recognize the Scriptures by dreams or visions. Extant Scriptures are not confirmed unto us by signs and wonders, nor do Apostles directly affirm to us what are and what are not the Scriptures. Yes, you and I know beyond reasonable doubt that the Scriptures are limited to a 66 book Canon (Standard). That Standard was established by a consensus of born again Spirit filled believers after the apostles departed. Guess what? That Standard is unidirectional, you don’t get to go back and change the established Standard, irregardless of modern advancements, archaeological discoveries, axioms of modern textual critical theory or your preference in the matter.

The Scriptures (note the word for it has definite meaning) have been preserved for us in the form that God wants us to have. Historically, the Scriptures were hand copied and passed down from generation to generation (preservation). The Scriptures (God’s written authority) has never been about sectarian, peculiar, private or individually preferred copies, but rather the generally accepted consensus of copies received and recognized by God’s elect as the very words of God in written form. This is to say that the Scriptures have never been limited to an exact jot & title copy in someone’s hand. “I believe the Bible in my hand” has morphed in meaning and has been hijacked by the Will Kenney’s of the world. It used to mean in my day, Sola Scriptura, that is believers had a practical recognizable readily available authoritative Standard in written form that they could appeal to in all matters of faith and practice. Due to the chaotic nature of manuscripts (handwritten as distinguished from printed), Standardized copies always held more authority than sectarian, peculiar, private or individually preferred copies. Those Standardized copies were normally held in places of worship, i.e. synagogues, churches. Individuals who were able had personal copies made for themselves, which they read for their benefit, but where their personal, sectarian, or preferred copy differed from the authorized copy, held or used at the local synagogue or church, the authorized Standard copy held precedent. For example, two brethren discussing the Scriptures and a doctrinal point hinges on a given word, phrase or verse – as long as both of the copies in their hands agreed they could work out the doctrinal problem. Where the word, phrase or verse disagreed significantly (not spelling, word order, jot & tittle counts, etc.) their only recourse was to appeal to the mutually recognized Standard, the one recognized by all as authoritative.

And then in the providence of God man invented the printing press. The printing press was a game changer, because the chaotic text found in the multiplicity of manuscripts could be stabilized. And that is exactly what the Reformers set out to do – stabilize the chaotic text via standardization. They accomplished this both in Greek and the several foreign languages of their day. Early compilations and printings both in Greek and translations met with minor differences and were also Standardized. This is noted by the KJV men when they set as their goal one principle version not to be justly excepted against.

Now, as you said, this unidirectional relationship proves, without a doubt, what the standard actually is – the Standardized text established historically after the printing press. No going back and changing it is allowed! The Standard had already been established long before Wescott and Hort’s grandparents were out of their nappies.

Herein lies the problem and the current debate, because Modern Scholars are not trying to simply answer the questions to the lingering doubts that the Reformers had about the meaning of a few difficult Hebrew words or reach a consensus agreement about the marginal notes of the KJV men who noted “possible alternate readings”. No, that is exactly not the case. Modern Textual Critics REJECT the stabilized and Standardized text of the Reformers as INFERIOR, VILE, and CONTEMPTIBLE, the translation of the KJV men as INFERIOR, CORRUPT, and UNFAITHFUL to the original – their own speculative reconstruction of a chaotic 2nd century Greek text. Modern Scholars and Textual Critics are admittedly trying to reconstruct a text from one of the most chaotic in history – the 2nd century. By doing so they reject the stabilization and standardization done by the Reformers since the printing press.

I’m pretty well convinced by past experience that none of this is going to persuade you to take up my position, but at least it gives you a glimpse into my perspective. That I have indeed carefully weighed the arguments on both sides and reached what I believe is a reasonable conclusion. What does this mean practically? It means that where your preferred edition of the Bible differs (really differs, not in the petty “jot & tittle” differences pounced upon by wild-eyed KJVO) from my Standardized Version we are at an impasse: I’ll say, “Thus saith the Lord”, and you’ll respond, “No He didn’t.” And around and around we’ll go. So, like I have to do with the JW’s (no innuendo or poisoning the well intended) I’ll quote the verse, allow them to deny it, which they always do with similar arguments against the AV made by those on this board, and then move unto other verses found in their Bible to prove my point. That is where their Bible contains the same text (consensus) practical authority is established.

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