Beacon-Ministries is a few members of the Body of MESSIAH which seek to assist in the godly edifying of your soul through sound doctrine. Today we find no shortage of Bible teaching, but sound Bible doctrine which "rightly divides the word of truth" in accordance with the "revelation of the mystery of MESSIAH" all while teaching the complete and total victory of Jesus MESSIAH is not that common. Our earnest desire is to see the "eyes of your understanding" opened to a greater knowledge of what Jesus MESSIAH accomplished for all His creation! We pray that the information found here will allow the edification process to be accomplished in your life. We do not seek to be affiliated with any religion, movement, or denomination. All we seek is to allow the Scriptures to be our authority, and to follow wherever they may lead us.
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Joshua 19:2 (KJV based on Cambridge text) "And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, orSheba, and Moladah,"
Joshua 19:2 (KJV based on Oxford text) "And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, andSheba, and Moladah,"
Peter Ruckman acknowledged that "some editions of the AV have printed 'Beer-sheba and Sheba,' bringing the count to fourteen cities, whereas the total was given as thirteen (19:6), and other editions have 'Beer-sheba orSheba' in the same verse" (PROBLEM TEXTS, p. 152). Ruckman's answer was as follows: "
1. 'Sheba' is not a city in Genesis 21:31: It is a place. You could have read BEERSHEBA and Sheba, meaning the city and the place it was in."
2. Sheba could have well become the common name used for 'Beer-sheba" "3. Observe that in EITHER case cited above, there has been no violation of English, title deeds, arithmetic, common sense, Bible laws, common usage, or any other verse of scripture in either Testament. 'And' or 'or' will fit any edition of the King James without contradicting any passage in any edition" (p. 153).
It is interesting that whenever there is a difference in KJV editions, both are defended as being correct and acceptable - but if there is a difference between the KJV and another translation, “KJV-only” advocates are no longer willing to tolerate and justify similar-type differences.
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10 Questions for KJV-only Supporters
These questions are taken from the the website:http://www.kjvonly.com/kjvoques.html. The writer of this thoughtful work remains unknown. The questions are edited by me to be less confrontational, and to be more sincere in opening a very honest discussion about a view I once held near and dear.
Since I became interested in the “KJV-only” debate many years ago, I have been involved in many discussions with those supporting the “KJV-only” position - a position I once held. I have started to ask questions and they never get a response, or when they do, the answers do not make sense in light of “KJV-only.” These are simple questions. An essay does not need to be written in response for any of them. If you are “KJV-only” try your hand at answering the following questions. The worst that can happen is you will either become a stronger supporter of truth or you will discard an error. If you are not “KJV-only,” try asking some of these questions to “KJV-only” supporters to begin an in-depth honest dialogue.
Is/was the Latin Vulgate the "word of God"? Why or why not? (Note: the Latin Vulgate was the standard Bible, by which all else was compared, more universally and for a longer period of time than the KJV has been, and in fact the first English Bible was translated from the Vulgate).
Is/was the Septuagint (LXX) the "word of God"? Why or why not? (Note: despite its obvious imperfections and inclusion of apocryphal books, the KJV translators still called it "the word of God").
Is/was the Geneva Bible, the Great Bible, Matthew's, Tyndale's, etc. the "word of God?" Why or why not?
Which edition (year) of the KJV is uncorrupted? Why do they differ, even occasionally in words? (And if your response has to do with printing problems, why would God inspire a perfect translation only to have it corrupted by the printers? The common people would still be lacking an uncorrupt word of God. And how can we know the printing errors were all found, and all properly fixed?)
Who publishes the uncorrupted KJV? Cambridge, Oxford, Kirkbride, Scofield, AMG, Zondervan, one of the Bible Societies, or one of the many other publishers? Why do they differ slightly, even occasionally in words?
If passages like Psalm 12:6-7 and Matt are about the KJV, what did these passages mean in 1610? In 1500? In 500 AD? Do these things, in the original context, have anything to do with a 17th century English translation of scripture?
When you encounter an archaic term or phrase in the KJV, or come across a word which has had a change of meaning (the word “let” used in 2 Thes.2:7 for example), why do you rely on fallible tools (dictionaries, etc) to interpret the infallible?
Suppose you lived in the 10th or 15th century. How would you define "preservation" as it related to God's word, so as to not contradict the “KJV-only” position?
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE "BIG 2" QUESTIONS:
The KJV came out in 1611. Where was the "final authority," the "preserved word of God" in 1610 and prior? Why does the KJV differ from it, and how was it "final" if the KJV replaced it? Explain.
If scripture is the sole authority for matters of faith and doctrine, then by what authority should anyone accept the doctrine of “KJV-only?” Since scripture does not teach the doctrine of “KJV-only,” is it not then an extra-Biblical doctrine? Why should we accept a doctrine needing a second authority, proclaimed by those who argue that there is only one authority for matters of doctrine in the first place?
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WHAT ABOUT HELL
- Just what does the Bible have to say about Hell? What is it? Who goes there? All these questions and many more are answered in this excellent look at the Doctrine of Hell.
The Universal Version Bible -- The Greek Scriptures is now available. It is the complete 27 Books of what we typically call the New Testament. To Purchase a copy for yourself check out our bookstore or just click on the icon below!
The Universal Version Bible - The Torah (Genesis - Deuteronomy)
The Universal Version Bible -- The Nevi'im Rishonim (Part 1) (Joshua, Judges, and I Samuel)
The Universal Version Bible -- The Nevi'im Rishonim Part 2 (II Samuel, I and II Kings)
The Universal Version Bible -- The Synoptics Evangels (Matthew-Luke)
The Universal Version Bible - The Historical Scrolls (John-Acts)
The Universal Version Bible -- The Jewish Epistles (James, I & II Peter, I, II, & III John, Jude)
The Universal Version Bible - Paul's Epistles (Rom, I & II Cor, Gal, Eph, Phi, Col, I & II The, Heb, I & II Tim, Tit, Phe)
The Universal Version Bible - The Prophetic Scripture and Appendix (Revelation)
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Giving a charge to a man entering into the gospel ministry is a tremendous blessing. Our brother in Christ, Bill Petri, presents the charge to Dan Haley III, its responsibilities and blessings concerning the gospel and ministering in the gospel to all with whom he knows and meets. We are so very thankful to our God for Dan and his love for our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The 12 Apostles & the Apostle Paul Comparison Chart
1. Chosen by Christ on earth (Luke 6:13)
1. Chosen by Christ in Heaven (Acts 9:3-5)
2. Had known only Christ on earth (Acts 1:9)
2. Had known only Christ in Heaven (1 Corinthians 15:8; Acts 26:16)
3. Representing Israel one apostle for each tribe (Matthew 29:28; Luke 22:29,30)
3. One apostle representing the oneness of the Body (Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians4)
4. The twelve offering Kingdom at hand to Israel (Matthew 10:7)
4. Proclaiming "Gospel of the Grace of God" to Jew and Gentile alike
5. Power to work miracles (Mark 16:17,18)
5. Miracles shown at first, signs of apostle (2 Timothy 4:20) but later fading (Acts 19:11,12)
6. Ministry based on covenants and prophecy (Isaiah 60:1-3; Acts 3:22-26)
6. Ministry based entirely upon the Grace of God (Ephesians 1:7) Mystery kept secret until that time (Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:1-3)
7. Sent to Jew first (Matthew 10:5,6) Gentile salvation through Israel (Acts 3:25,26)
7. Jew and Gentile on same footing with God (Romans 3:22,23; 10:12,13)
8. Ministry in Palestine only (Matthew 10:5,6)
8. Forbade to minister in Jerusalem (Acts 22:21)
9. Labored, hoped and prayed for Christ's return as King (Acts 1:11; 3:20,21)
9. Paul's message explains His continued absence (Ephesians 1:18; 2:6)
10. Commissioned to baptize and signs as evidence of salvation (Mark 16:15-18)
10. Not commissioned to baptize (1 Corinthians 1:17) Miraculous powers to vanish away (1 Corinthians 8:10)
Our Lord Jesus Christ: Feasts celebrate His work, Holy Days worship His majesty, Types reveal His character and purpose, Shadows foretell his coming. Study these important truths with Beacon-Ministries very own John Ewen below.