The reason why I will put it in our The Truth About Abortion And Human Life series is because of some things I will say throughout this blog. I won’t spoil it for you because I want you to pray concerning everything that is being discussed here. I would like to talk with you about a book I am reading today. This book is a speech which Charles Spurgeon spoke one time (I can’t remember exactly what the introduction said). After Spurgeon’s introduction is where I’d like to start. We will be discussingzthe book says, “Our Armory.”
The first part of the section (or maybe it is the whole thing) talks about the Inspiration of the Word.
This section prefers that one study’s prayerfully the Word of God alone because Spurgeon says that an uninspired comment may come out when studying with others. This reminds me, in a way, of the words which Abby Johnson said at the end of one podcast whose link I’m showing you which is this:
There are so many memes and sayings that we read and assent to saying, “Wow! That inspccred me,” and then she says, “But we need to look to what the Word says and let that inspire us instead.” I’m paraphrasing, but that is essentially what she said. In reading Spurgeon’s discourse about the Word, I have learned that we must lean more on the pure, unadulterated Word of God, reading it from Genesis to Revelation, without the uninspired oppinions of others.
We must even throw out all commentaries if the Lord so instructs us, or at best, use them to if we can get Scriptures from them to teach from or study with. This book has convicted me deeply. Now, I may be radical in what I think Spurgeon means in this book, so I encourage you to pray concerning this.
I find fault with Spurgeon’s idea that the King James Version is the inspired Word of God.
The above book indicates that there are several antisemetic references in the King Jamchs Bible. If the Bible was originally written by Jews, how can this version be “the authorized version” of the Bible. I heard someone say that the only actually “inspired” texts are the original languages, but you cannot translate straight from the Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic language perfectly. This shows that all of them are actually just as annointed. The above statements indicate that I mean that the King James is not Inspired. It may not be insired but it is anointed. What the NASB, TPT, NLT, NIV, NKJV, AMP or AMPC versions may say in one instance may be correct but in another may not be correct. However, there are also other instances where the King James may say something and not be correct, but then another time it will be correct.
The Arasmus Text is not perfect, but that doesn’t mean we cannot use the English translation that came from it. However, my point is this: This is why we cannot only use the King James bible. We must use other translations.
I at one time only use the King James and had a very limited understanding; for I didn’t have a concordance like sighted people do. However, nowadays, I have multiple study Bibles that I can use to get the Scriptures that I can use to interpret the Word.
The thing I want to say here is when it comes to Spurgeon saying, “We believe in the facts of Science but we do not worship it as god or infalible.” Here was the reason why I decided to put this in our series concerning abortion:
I asked Camillife HERle Pauley on a webinar I attended virtually, which, if you don’t have an account even if you aren’t of the same belief as I am (so that you can hear the webinar in full and the answer she gave), you may have to create an account with Students For Life HQ (and if not, great) gave me a very interesting answer that I can give anyone when they ask me to onlyuse the Scriptures when talking about abortion. I am going to monciy the answer a little because of the fact that she has very little information into people’s lives and the way they’d perceive things. Here goes:
Scripture tells us to be wise, and wisdom means using your reason. God didn’t just give us words. He gave us a brain too. If you insist on only using Scripture on this front, you are abusing it. I will try and find some answers due to the response on the Didache, and I will pray about ways that I can engage with the Scriptures, but I’m going to use the modern philosophy and methods besides this that can be clear to all of us that abortion is fundamentally wrong. My Facebook abortion advocate friend said of the Didache, “Abortion wasn’t THE sin but A sin. However, the following file I ask you to download shows plenty of Scriptures, three of which The Pro-Choice Action Network and other “Christian pro-choicers” say have nothing to do with abortion and question.
I say all of this with all due repect. If you have problems with me refuting you supposedly biblical argument, you’ve used the Scriptures to justify your culturally relevant beliefs.
I will not make peace with you at the expense of the Scriptures. I want to ask you something:
What is your definition of a “human being?” Would you say that people like me (I’m legally blind) should be aborted because we would not have a quality of life? Regardless of your beliefs or what you think the Bible says about a “quality of life,” the true definition of this is having God. You can have legs, arms, and sight and still not have God. Do you have this quality of life?
I have very limited sight, but I have my Father. He is what gives me a quality of life. Granted, I can’t join the military like you can if you so desired, I can’t build houses or drive a car, etc. but I have a quality of life that goes beyond that. The Bible says that you are to store up treasures in Heaven where thieves can’t steal and where it won’t decay (Matthew 6:19-22). That is what I do. My treasure is not wealth, prosperity, riches of this world, being President or attaining worldly power, or joining the military to gain honor from my fellow citizens when I die as a soldier who fought for my country (although all of this is great). The work you see, whose purpose is to help others, is what I’m doing. I want to help other people to know the truth of the Scriptures–not just the fundamentals that will get you to heaven but everything. Now, here is the definition of humanity. It is true that a baby does not express compassion or cannot experience the same things that we can as we grow, bdoes that make the baby any less human than you or I? No. If you say, “Yes,” then your assignment is to take my and your oppinions before the Lord and let Him judge between thetwoeabbc the Lord would say the same as I.
Cain was no less human when he was born than when he killed his brother Abel. He was wicked when he killed Abel, but just because he murdered someone didn’t make him any less human. Just because the baby is more dependent upon its mother doesn’t make it any less a human. Would you say that I now having to depend on my family for other things am less human than you who can do anything yourselves? No. Well then, why would you say that a baby is less human than an adult? Why would you say a cell-looking being is less human than a two year old? Here are some verses that will help settle the dependance argument once and for all:
- If one person walks alone and falls, great is that fall, but if two walk together and one falls, the other can help the one that fell (Paraphrase of Ecclesiastes 4:10).
- It is not good for man to be alone (Paraphrase of Genesis 2:18).
- One can put a thousand to flight and two can chase ten thousand (although in a negative connotation, it is used still to show the power of unity or dependance; found in Deuteronomy 32:30).
I before leaving this subject want to share with you a sermon about family from Kelly Grene about family called Family As Warriors (Psalms 127). If you don’t believe him, then I expect you to pray and fast concerning this and other Scriptures I’ve preented here. Now, let’s move on from this topic. I forgot to mention before publishing this blog, but here is the eBook for Apple Users. It’s free!