A question for KJVO (not intended for bashing)

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  1. NateT

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    I recently was in my local Christian bookstore. We've all but stopped going because we find so much stuff cheaper and with more selections on-line.

    Anyway, a couple thoughts came into my mind and I thought I'd ask them here.

    1) For you who believe that the KJV is the only version we should use, would you/do you shop in Christian bookstores or are there "King James" stores in your area?

    2) Would you work in a Christian bookstore that sold Bibles other than the King James?

    Just curious, and I in no way am attempting to bash or start a war (probably unavoidable in this forum).
     
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    Hey NateT~I'd like to give you my answers to these questions, as they seem easy enuff. ;)

    1)I've seen the KJBible in WalMart & all the dollar stores in town, so I would imagine they are in the local christian bookstore, tho' I've not been in there. I've had my most-used Bible so long, it's actually duct-taped! Over the years, I have been given Bibles which were purchased from bookstores that sold King James only.

    2)No, I would not work there(or anywhere)...I am a Titus2/keeper-at-home housewife; but if I were a man, yes, I'd still work there, & do my best to lead the customer to buy the right Book. [​IMG]
     
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    I know of at least one KJVO IFB church in Texas that forbids it's members from going to Lifeway or Family Christian Stores. Separational issues.

    Shawn
     
  4. Askjo

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    The KJV is the one you should use. Christan bookstores sell any Bible versions because in order to run these businesses is to survive. That's the problem because of the pride.

    Are they dangerous? Click here: DANGERS IN CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORES
     
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    I live in central West Virginia and last year we drove to Florida to see Mickey.. While going south on I-77 through Virginia I saw a KJVO bookstore advertised on a billboard. I think it was around the Wytheville area. I could be wrong though.

    I wanted to stop, but my kids kept yelling "are we there yet?" So I just passed on by.
     
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    Why would you go to a bookstore that has one English translation? Would they dare to sell the actual New Testament in Greek?

    How many books would then be banned because of use of the ~~gasp~~ Greek instead of Jacobean English?
     
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    I know of at least one KJVO IFB church in Texas that forbids it's members from going to Lifeway or Family Christian Stores. Separational issues.

    I guess they are also required to shop at the KJVO grocery stores and buy gas at the KJVO stations.

    Absurdity knows no bounds.
     
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    Askjo! haven't you heard of the Law of Supply and Demand!?

    Really.

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    Actually, I am fortunate to shop at a grocery store that still does not sell alcoholic beverages & we have a mom/pop full-service gas station that is beer-free. I'm picky. ;)
     
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    Doing a double here: the guy at the gas station really likes our old van...it's loaded...with scripture signs---all from the KJBible!
     
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    Peace and love to you all in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour!

    I do not think that a Pastor has the right to forbid a person from going to places, but in a loving manner explain and try to convince those of his congregation of the dangers therein. I personally do not like the average christian bookstores, because they carry alot of dangerous items, that the uninformed, and new believers who are very vulnerable, might not be aware of. This happened to me personally, but the Lord was gracious to show me eventually of that. I usually now, purchase things from ministries that I can trust, and have been a great blessing to me.

    I would not tell anyone not to shop or work at a christian bookstore, but I would warn them of some of the dangers therein. My sister and her husband were getting married in Las Vegas, out of all places (they are not yet saved) and it was important to her, that I be there for her, as the only family member that could participate and be involved at that time. I remember my Dad, who is also saved, saying to me, oh your going to sin city? I wouldn't go there. I wasn't going to Las Vegas, for any other reason, than to be there in support of my sister who I love. Daniel the prophet was living in Babylon and had to survive, and live in that pagan and ungodly society. We are only pilgrams in this earth, but our citizenship is in heaven, not here on earth. We are in the world, but not of it.

    Love in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour,
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    As to that business about "Dangers in Christian Bookstores", I think some folk are going to be awfully surprised to find who else is in heaven when they get there!
     
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    AMEN!

    Romans 10:9-10.

    9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."

    That's the only requirement for entry. What's more, when we stand in the presence of Jesus Christ our Lord, it won't matter one bit what church we went to, what Bible we read, what clothes we wore, etc.

    Isaiah 64:6 - "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."

    I figure anyone who professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and refuses to fellowship with me because I don't have the same standards as they do better get ready. We're going to be spending a lot of time together in eternity. [​IMG]
     
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    Absurdity from the self-righteous knows few limits. Kinda reminds me of the JWs who abhor blood transfusions, in the face of Jesus saying that greater love has no man than he who would lay down his life for a friend, and that the blood is the life. And of their refusal to serve in the military in the face of God's raising up Joshua & David to be great MILITARY LEADERS. Where does God tell anyone what color clothes to wear? What kind of transportation to use? Where does He tell us not to stay clean & neat as possible & not to look our best? Where does He tell us not to dress appropriately for the weather? Where does He tell us to use the KJV only?
     
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    I think it's dangerous to decide that a Christian bookstore is "dangerous" simply because they carry material one doesn't like. After all, my local Christian bookstore sells Precious Moments wares, and I can't stand them. Doesn't mean they're dangerous.
    I think this type of judging is very presumptous. I myself have been to Vegas a few times. I love the shows, and I love Star Trek: The Experience. The last time I went, it was with the girl I was dating. I had several people tell me that I was a grave sinner for doing this. What they DIDN'T know was that we had separate adjoining rooms, and were going for reasons other than gambling. But people like to judge, point the finger, and be holier than thou, without giving the appearance of being holier than thou. Besides, I've known several saved couples who got married in Vegas for perfectly sound reasons. Their commitment to Christ should not be questioned simply because they got married there. You did the right thing to go to be with your sister in Vegas for her wedding, btw.
     
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    Peace and love to you all in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour!

    Johnv,

    I wasn't necessarily talking about the modern versions in the christian bookstores as being dangerous, but the many other things sold there also, that are spiritually dangerous for the unwary. There is a movie out there called Joshua, and is totally unbiblical and highly ecumenical. There are many books about the charismatic movement in a positive light, and many highly ecumenical books being sold to the unwary. There are also books by modern day prophets/sons of God such as Rick Joyner. The list could go on and on. There are definately many dangers in the christian bookstores. We are not to fellowship with those who are walking disorderly, even though one might be saved. Only God really knows, but by their fruits you shall know them, and we are commanded to stay away from them. Tim Lahaye has many unbiblical subtleties in left behind series, I would not ever desire to read any of his books. I did when I was first saved, but I will no longer read anything more of him. And I would warn others of this also. It is called the doctrine of separation. I separate from those brothers/sisters who are walking disorderly. Why then should I read their books, or not warn others of the dangers?

    I would never recommend any new christian to purchase a modern version. I would recommend the KJV, and I would tell them the reasons for it, and then what they do is up to them.

    Love in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour,
    michelle
     
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    This looks like an official declaration of war on this debate site.......... :D :D [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. Phillip

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    If it "forbids" its members, sounds an awfully lot like legalism to me. :eek:
     
  19. Phillip

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    I don't know how he does it, but this guy thinks of responses that are brilliant. (Actually, the man is just smart.) I'd like to have about half his knowledge in these areas.

    You folks would do good to listen to him. [​IMG]
     
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    Wheer do they buy their gas? When they buy gas they are often supporting the Middle East which is primarily made up Muslims. Separational issues?
     

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