Originally published:  10/2/2018        Updated:  5/13/2020

Saints of God, our way of life as Christians, our loving God, and our beloved Bible are under attack.  Satan and his minions don’t like our dress, our praise or our service.  The “world” knows that there is something different about us because they can see the glory of God upon us.   They don’t like us because our stand for Christ reveals to them that there is a difference between holy and unholy and clean and unclean.  (Leviticus 10:10):

And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

But we don’t really care about that because we know what God has done for us in revealing the truth of the value of our salvation. We’re not “lifted up” either about what God has done for us because we know that this free gift of salvation is from our loving God, and He will freely give it to anyone who will receive it.  We want to share the truth of our salvation with every man, woman, and child.  The unsaved might not like us now, but when they give their hearts to the Lord, they will love us as we love them.  Nevertheless, there is an attack on all things holy.

The Bible is the living Word of God, and it is definitely under attack.  One of the subtle attacks that the enemy launched a few years ago was to come out with a plethora of translations of the Bible.  Some translations do make the Word of God clearer and easier to understand by using today’s language.  No Bible, however, should ever change the meaning of what God said. Take, for example, Isaiah 7:14.  The KJV says:

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

One of the translations says, “A young girl shall bring forth a son.” Upon initial perusal of this passage, it may appear to be the same in both translations.  But wait!  Many young girls are giving birth today, but it only happened once that a virgin birth occurred.   That only happened when Mary brought forth Jesus, Our Lord, and Savior.  Changing “a virgin” to “a young girl” subverts or undermines the power and authority of the miraculous birth of our Lord and Savior.  Since the market is now flooded with versions, the question concerning the legitimacy of the Bible inevitably has to be raised.  If some are saying different things, then which one is right?  You can call me “old school” or, as some say, “ole skewel” if you choose, but I prefer the King James Version of the Bible.  If my grandmother could understand it without a High School diploma, admittedly, I should be able to “decipher” it with a Master’s degree, bible study, and prayer.

Not only is the Bible under attack but if the enemy could take out specific chapters from the Bible, he would.  I polled some of the saints and asked which book of the Bible they thought the enemy would prefer to take out if he could.  Many of them listed different ones.  One person mentioned the Book of Genesis because Genesis lets us know that God is the creator of all things.  Another mentioned the gospels because they present Jesus.  Another said the Book of Acts because it teaches us how to receive the Holy Ghost, our power for living for God.  There were no right or wrong answers to the question because the enemy hates them all.  But I would like to suggest that the Book of Romans, chapter one, might be one of the most Satan-hated books of all because of a single scripture, which is verse 20.  It says:

Romans 1:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

This passage of Scripture takes away every man and woman and accountable child’s excuse that they didn’t know about God.  For those who will stand before God in judgment for their sins, this Scripture removes all covering for their sin.  Some might attempt to say to God, “I never knew that there was a God.” Or they might say, “My Mama and Daddy never took me to church so I can’t be blamed.” They might even say, “I was confused because my Pastor never taught me what I needed to know.”  Nuh unh, this verse takes away all excuses about not knowing that God is real. Let’s look at that passage again.

 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

And, no, the physically blind can’t evade this Scripture because they have a “mind’s eye” and other senses.  They won’t be able to escape either.

I was on a social media site recently that was set up for students in a particular theological seminary.  I was allowed in because I was enrolled in a class.  I was excited to see how this specific group of students felt about aspects of the Bible, thinking that I could learn from them.  Well, low and behold, they started to discuss speaking in tongues.  They roasted the “tongue talkers.” They called speaking in tongues “gibberish” and said it was ungodly, etc.  Well, as you might imagine, I was a little insulted since I have been filled with the Holy Ghost for forty-five years and speak in tongues every day.

After I thought about it, I decided to ask God what I should say.  I thought, “Maybe they’re just searching for truth”. God’s response to me was, “Tell them to ask God about it.” I typed in, “I know many of you don’t understand speaking in tongues, but instead of disagreeing with it, why not just ask God?” One individual said, “Oh, that’s an excellent idea.” I thought, “Well that went OK.  Perhaps others will be motivated to ask God about speaking in tongues.”  Within a few seconds, an administrator came online and said, “This line of discussion has been discontinued.” Not another word was allowed about the subject.  As long as the roasting of the “tongue talkers” was being done, nothing was said by Administration.  But as soon as a little wisdom was injected into the discussion, it was stopped.

I have not been back on that site, but at least one individual might have been motivated to seek God concerning the infilling of the Holy Ghost.  Who knows?  But the participants, including the Administrator that cut off the discussion, will be without an excuse.  They cannot “unknow” that one can and should ask God when questions arise concerning doctrinal issues.

Psalms 19:1 says

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

This Scripture tells me that if you don’t believe that God is real, just look up because you know the sky is real.  You know that didn’t just happen of its own accord.  You also see the trees, grass, weeds, bugs, dogs, and cats.   You feel the breeze, and you smell the flowers.  You know these things didn’t just happen.  You may not see God, but you see His handiwork.  While looking at a beautiful painting, you know that there was a person behind the artwork.  The artist might be in another country, but his work tells you of his existence.  And finally, when you have acknowledged that God is real and that He actually exists, the question is, “Why are you not obeying Him and serving Him as the Bible says we should?” Eccl. 12:13-14 says:

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Do you realize that those who attack the Bible are attacking Jesus, the Living Word of God?   John 1:1 says:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Perhaps some readers are now convinced that the Bible is right about God’s existence.  Then, maybe they will drop their attacks, read and obey the Bible.  We can but hope and pray that this will be the case.   Stop attacking the Bible, dear hearts.  It is the Living Word of God and the roadmap to Heaven.  Love you, and God bless.

 

2 Comments

  1. Dear Pastor your beautiful message blessed my heart. I’ve been under attack recently in my heart concerning the Bible. I believe completely that it is the word of God but in my heart there is some opposition. No doubt the enemy is bombarding my heart. I’ve loved and followed the Lord for over 20 years so this is really strange to me.
    I have gone ahead to do some study and apologetics to back up what Ive believed for so long and the evidence I found is overwhelming and staggering that the Lord Jesus walked this earth suffered and died for our redemption and He is alive forevermore. You’d think that this evidence would settle the matter but for some reason something is there in my heart as doubt and I can’t place my finger on it.
    The HolySpirit led me here. It is crystal that I’m up against the enemy. All I do is resist his lies by the word of God. Let God be true and every man a liar.
    Please pray for me. God bless you Sir!

  2. Hello, dear Faith.
    Thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad that it helped you. I want to give you a little clarification about myself. I am not a Pastor. I am an ordained minister, evangelist, and a prophetess. I have been privileged to have had an Apostle as my pastor for the entire 45 years that I have been saved. My late Apostle Murray and his wife Evangelist Shirley Murray taught me everything that I know about Holiness. His grandson replaced him as my pastor when he passed away in 2011. My current pastor, Apostle H. L. Murray, Jr. is an awesome man of God.

    Our church, Full Gospel Holy Temple, is available on YouTube if you are interested in viewing some of our services. Also, I am a female just like you, dear. My husband is standing beside me on the picture of this blog, but I am the author.

    May I ask if you have received the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues? Being filled made all of the difference in the world for me. All doubting about the Scriptures was settled the night God filled me with the Holy Ghost.

    There are some other posts in this blog that might be helpful to you. If you will go to the first page of this blog and click on a page (the first line at the top) rather than a post, you will see a listing of all of the posts available. Let me know if you wish to talk further about the Holy Ghost. I’m not sure how you found the post, but if you want to see the listing of all posts then click here: http://www.strollingthrougharosegardencalledlife.blog. Also, if you would like to receive a copy of each post when they are written, become a follower by signing up below. God bless you, Faith, and may His richest and best be yours.

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