Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I've never before had a man in our own church shake the dust off his feet as a sign of contempt at me. We were praying in a side room before the morning worship service.

A man walks up and asks if we can give him a Bible so he can go perform a music concert. We eagerly offered him a Bible—but he demanded it be KJV (King James Version). I kindly responded by saying that that's a good translation but we use the NIV as our pew Bible at the Church. Then the rocket began to launch. Then he began to raise his voice and tell me how many errors we had because we didn't use the KJV.

So about five minutes before the service is to begin, I began to walk the man over to our front doors of the Church where I proceeded to open the door for him to walk out (at this point he was very loud). He continued to tell me that he pities me on the day of judgment because I, as a pastor, am leading my people down a heretical path. He then went on to say that Jesus didn't die on a cross (which in God's great sovereignty I just read about 1,000 pages for one of my PhD classes on the history of those who deny Jesus actually died on a 'cross'). At any rate, I kindly told him to leave.

Then He came back through the other door to the Church and asked where the pastor is. Then someone brought him to me—and he was flabbergasted!

He then stood on the front steps of our church and officially shook the dust off his feet because of our heresy that we don't teach from the KJV and that we teach that Jesus died on a cross bearing my sin and the Father's wrath.

Sound heretical to you? Not a chance!


Dave said...

"On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord,did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many might works in your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'

Geoff, nothing like interactions with good ole KJVO.
God bless,

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