The Bible For Today Update
Yvonne Sanborn Waite, D. Hum.
September, October 2006
THESE ARE PERILOUS TIMES!
CHRISTIANS MUST BE VIGILANT
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our
Lord, nor of me his prisoner;
But be thou partaker of the afflictions of
the gospel according to the power of God.
2 TIMOTHY 1:8
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"The rain is raining all around It rains on fields and trees It rains on the umbrellas here And on the ships at sea."
A STORM IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS
Here I sit at my computer thinking of you and wondering how you are.
Are you well, strong, and full of praise for God's grace in your life;
or, are you full of cares and despair, and forget Him? We human
beings--even born-again Christians--sometime fall into such a bog of bitterness,
sad to say. I'm no different. Admit it! You are the same. I suppose my
mind went to such thoughts, because the sight from my window is one of
doom & darkness. It's morning--early-- dark--about seven-thirty. The world
is raining. The sun is hidden. The wind is blowing. We are the
recipients of Hurricane Ernesto's tears. He's weeping, for he is only a
"tropical rainstorm" now. The whole East Coast has been touched by his wind.
Somewhere, trees have fallen upon roofs of houses and cars.
Flood-waters have swept homes, saturated cars, frightened children, scattered animals--destroying all in their path. Some have fled to shelters,
others to relatives, while many climb the stairs of their
water-filled dwellings for relief. One of our sons from Maryland called on his
cell phone this morning. He's been out of electricity for a day. Our across-the-street neighbor's house-improvement is progressing.
Not only have they built a new room on the back and torn down the old
garage, they have new off-white/gray siding. Another neighbor has
put a basketball contraption on the former grass between our driveways.
Not sure why. The neighbors on the kitchen side of us never swim in
their swimming pool. Must admit there is much activity there this morning.
The rain is peppering the pool-water with merry excitement. As far as
the Lutheran church across the street goes, they still have a woman
PRE-PUBLICATION OFFER FOR DR. J. A. MOORMAN'S NEW BOOK
I SUPPOSE THE BIG EXCITEMENT AROUND HERE IS THE PUBLICATION OF 8,000
DIFFERENCES IN A REGULAR HARDBACK-BOOK FORMAT (BFT/DBS #3084 @
$20.00 + $5.00 S&H). You remember that book, don't you? All the research was
done by MISSIONARY J. A. MOORMAN over there in jolly-old England. This
book tells the EIGHT THOUSAND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE NEW TESTAMENT GREEK
WORDS OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE AND THOSE OF THE MODERN VERSIONS. In
the past, we have been offering this to our BFT friends in the larger 8
½ by 11", quick-bind method for years. NOW we can offer it to you in a
regular hardback-book form. It is packed full with 544 pages! 8,000 Differences Between The N. T. Greek Words of The KJB & Those of The Modern Versions At the last DEAN BURGON SOCIETY meeting in Robinsdale, MN., Dr.
Waite told the people there that he was burdened to have this work in an
actual book. He feels it is a NECESSITY for those in the translation
ministry. This burden was so great on his mind that he has been compelled to go forward with the project. PERHAPS YOU HAVE
CONTRIBUTED TO THE "8,000 FUND"! I have. Just yesterday, he sent the copy to the
printing company. Today he is working on the cover. In fact, as I
write you, he interrupted my thoughts with "What color do you like best,
Vonnie?" or "should this be in knock-out white or red?" I'm sure you
want to be a part of this book's getting into the hands of students,
pastors, and translators. IT'S EXCITING! Just mark your contribution
clearly for the "8,000 fund!" It will cost $10,000 to print this
book. The Dean Burgon Society said they would pay half. How much are you
willing to contribute to the cause? It can be small or great. Just
contribute. Be a part of this exciting project!
PRE-PUBLICATION PRICE: ONLY $12.00
Our son, DAN WAITE--my husband's assistant here in BFT Land--has
come up with a marvelous offer. I KNOW YOU'LL WANT TO GRAB IT UP TODAY!
LISTEN TO THIS: This book called 8,000 DIFFERENCES WILL BE ONLY $12.00 +
$5.00 S&H) UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER ‘06. Yes, you've read correctly! THIS
IS A SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION PRICE! Usually the book will be for a gift
of $20.00 + $5.00 S&H.
A TRIO OF BOOKS--A SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU I couldn't believe my eyes when I read in a future issue of THE DEAN BURGON SOCIETY NEWS that they are offering a TRIO OF BOOKS, at a
special price, for you and your friends. THREE BOOKS FOR $27.00. THIS OPPORTUNITY LASTS UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER! Aren't you wondering
what the BOOKS are? Me, too! Read on-- -- -- The set includes the following:
1. 8,000 DIFFERENCES (usually $20.00)
2. MILLERS GUIDE TO TEXTUAL CRITICISM (usually $11.00)
3. THE DOCTORED NEW TESTAMENT (usually $25.00)
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USE YOUR CREDIT CARD We want you to have these books, especially the "8,000 DIFFERENCES".
BECAUSE THIS IS A SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION OFFER, WE WILL NOT SEND
YOU THE BOOKS UNTIL SOMETIME IN LATE OCTOBER. That is when we expect,
Lord willing, for the book to be in print. We can't wait to see it!
WHAT IS THE DOCTORED NEW TESTAMENT Perhaps you are wondering what exactly is THE DOCTORED NEW
TESTAMENT. It is the English-speaking person's edition of Scrivener's ANNOTATED
GREEK NEW TESTAMENT (BFT #3138 @ $25.00 + $5.00 S&H). Our oldest son, D.
A. Waite, Jr., who authored the definitions of uncommon words in our
DEFINED KING JAMES BIBLE (BFT#3000 @ $40 & $35 for Large & Medium
Genuine Leather or $20 & $15 for Hardbacks + $7.00 S&H), carefully
researched this project so that those who do not know Greek can understand the differences that the Westcott/Hort -type people have
made in our New Testament Scriptures. PEOPLE TELL ME ALL THE TIME WHAT AN
EXCELLENT TOOL THIS IS. Have you found it so?
DR. WAITE ANSWERS A CRITICAL TEXT MAN
RECENTLY DR. WAITE RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM A FRIEND WHO HAD A CORRESPONDENCE WITH A MAN WHO WAS COMING AROUND TO THE TEXTUS
RECEPTUS POSITION. He wrote to his Greek teacher at a neo-evangelical school.
I thought you would be interested in that correspondence. His professor responded to his inquiry regarding the KJV in this
manner: It is true that all modern translations are based on early
manuscripts from the A.D. 100-400 period. This was also true for the Westcott/Hort
text, but no one today follows them in all their textual decisions.
The KJV is based on the Greek text as it had evolved in the medieval
period. Numerically there are more manuscripts from the medieval period than
from the early period. But this says nothing about the quality of
the manuscripts. The medieval manuscripts share a wide range of very
obvious corruptions, and these have found their way into the KJV. 99.9% of
modern New Testament scholars believe in the principle of basing our
text on manuscripts from the early period rather than the medieval
period. This is true for evangelical, moderate, and liberal
scholars. Among them there are some who are Darwinians and have a problematic
view of Jesus. However this is irrelevant to the question of determining
the best manuscript evidence on which to base the text of the New
Testament. Incidentally Westcott and Hort were conservative scholars who had a
high view of Jesus and the Scriptures.
HERE IS DR. WAITE'S ASTUTE ANSWER
The professor has been fed a group of lies regarding the Greek New
Testament. Though Vatican and Sinai were early, they were strongly
corrupted by the Gnostic heretics of Alexandria, Egypt. The MSS underlying our KJB are far superior and escaped those corruptions.
He has the wrong group of MSS that are corrupt. But this is what he has
He is wrong also saying that present Critical Text people do not
follow the teachings of Westcott and Hort. They follow practically all of
their Introduction to the Greek N.T. of 1881. He is also wrong in saying W
& H were "conservative scholars who had a high view of Jesus and the Scriptures." They were apostates who had a low view of both Jesus
and the Scriptures. He should read my books: (1) The Theological
Heresies of Westcott and Hort (BFT #595 @ $7.00 + $3.00 S&H) and (2) Bishop Westcott's Clever Denial of the Bodily Resurrection of Christ (BFT
#1131 @ $4.00 + $1.00 S&H) He should also get (3) The Life and Letters of
Westcott (BFT #1866 @ $45.00 + 7.00 S&H), and Life and Letters of
Hort (BFT #1867 @ $48.00 + $7.00 S&H) to see how far off these men were
on the doctrines of the Lord Jesus Christ and of the Bible.
NOW TO SOME OTHER NEWS
A WEEK OFF IN NEW YORK STATE
As scheduled, my husband and I drove to Northern New York State to
be at the CHRISTIAN LAKE BIBLE CONFERENCE in Stratford. I've told you
about this area before. We always enjoy the beauty of the place, the
quietness away from the hustle of life on the outside. The trees are very
restful to me as they are reflected in the large man-made lake that we view
from our cabin windows. We took our yearly ride to Herkemer for
groceries. When they ran out, we ate at a restaurant in Dolgeville, a small
town, down the long country road and past the sawmill. It was strangely
unusually quiet, as there were no campers whatsoever this year. Dr.
Waite could spend more time in the cabin with me and any who dropped
in for a visit. I read and he worked on his 1 Timothy book. Even though
there are only six chapters, it takes time, thought, and energy, as
well as prayer to write what is supposed to be on the page. (Have you
ordered his other PREACHING VERSE-BY-VERSE books?) I think he worked on
chapter five of 1 Timothy while there. It was a disappointment that no one
was registered at the camp this year. It was a first for us. I don't
know the reason, do you? So, with no one in the camp, the evening
meetings were slow, but my husband taught 2 Peter anyhow (BFT #3289/1-3 @
$9.00 + $3.00 S&H). I did not video it. Sure was a different year!
CORRESPONDING WITH A FRIEND
I've been corresponding with a friend of years past since we both
found ourselves at Cooper Hospital's emergency room together. This was a
few weeks ago--between our Indiana and Minnesota trips--prior to New
York. It turned out that she was far more sick than I, which was good for
me, but not so good for her. BUT GOD! He has a way of undertaking in the
most serious of our distresses. Our beds were next to each other briefly. I could see her life ebbing away from her. So I sang her a
song. It spoke of the "peace of God" that passes all understanding .
The words and music are by Haldor Lillenas.
"Coming to Jesus, my Saviour, I found wonderful peace, wonderful
peace; Storms in their furry may rage all around, I have peace, sweet
peace. Peace, peace, wonderful peace, Peace, peace, glorious peace; Since my Redeemer has ransomed my soul, I have peace, sweet peace."
THE LION HATH ROARED, WHO WILL NOT FEAR? AMOS 3:8
For a dozen years or so I've been using I Peter 5:6-11 as my "life"
verses. There is so much to think about in that passage. In my last
letter to my friend, I began writing about the "devil, our
adversary." The Bible says he is as a roaring lion "seeking whom he may devour."
I wrote and wrote and wrote. All the thoughts and meditations that
have been on my heart for so long came out on paper to her. Fortunately,
I was at the computer, or she never would have been able to read my
many words. Let me tell you some of the things that I wrote her that day."The devil is our adversary and he is like a roaring lion seeking
whom he may devour." He is NOT a lion but he is like one. If he were an
actual animal with a big mane and dangerous eyes walking on four
huge paws, we‘d recognize him in a minute. No he is ‘AS' a lion. To put
it bluntly that Lion-like-Devil's whole goal is to DESTROY Christians.
So how does he do it? He is walking among us Christians. He looks so
nice--nothing like a lion. His eyes are observing us. He know whom
he wants. He is patient. He is stalking us. He will wait for the right
irresistible "temptation" to grab us--that unguarded moment when our
caution is down. Maybe he uses someone whom we have trusted to get
to us. Maybe he uses an attractive stranger or a close friend--or even
an enemy. Maybe he is waiting for a certain weakness to be weaker. It
could be sexual, it could be financial, blasphemy, pride, or vain
babbling, or our own anger. Sad to say, the Lion watches us and knows our
weakness! No matter, he uses someone or something among us. If we are not
careful, he will "eat us up" and our testimony will be destroyed.
"What are we to? WE ARE TO RESIST HIM, not in our own strength, but
‘in the faith.' How do we go about doing that? I asked my husband what
‘in the faith' meant. When we know that, we will know HOW we ‘resist'
the devil. Dr. Waite told me that ‘in the faith' means ‘within the parameters of the Words of God.' He said that any other kind of ‘resisting' is wrong. That affirms my thinking that we can't resist
with power of our own wisdom or understanding--not by our ‘logic,' or by
our own strength. In other words, we can't win by our human ways of resisting others. This ‘resisting' against the Devil must be in a
‘steadfast,' ‘firm,' ‘strong' manner. How can we do this when we are
so weak and ill ourselves? (To be continued.)
FIND MRS. WAITE ON THE WEB PAGE IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE OF THE DEVIL AS A ROARING LION go to our
www.BibleForToday.org. Scroll down to SPECIAL LINKS FOR BFT VISITORS. Click on "Under God's Care" next to "Some thoughts from
the director's wife." Then you can find my section or whatever it is
called on our Web site. To HEAR MORE, ORDER The Devil as a Roaring Lion
(four JUST FOR WOMEN radio programs on I Peter 5:6-11) JFW/# 88 @ $4.00 +
$1.00 S &H). ALSO, You can hear my other radio programs on our link
to SermonAudio.Com. Also see our "streaming"!!
THIS & THAT
My husband has finished his radio programs answering Bob Jones University's ERRORS on BIBLE PRESERVATION. It is a series of 24
½-hour radio programs (12 hours of discussion in all.) WHY NOT ORDER IT FOR
YOURSELF! Ask for audio tape #BFT/241-246 @ $18.00 + $5.00 S&H. Dr.
Waite's book, by the same name, (BFT #3259 @ $8.00 + $3.00 S&H)
answers a book where the writers have altered the meaning of the "Word of
God" not meaning the "Words of God."
Two news flashes in closing: Soon we will be with PASTOR KEVIN KLINE
& his VICTORY BIBLE CHURCH in Paxinos, Pa. It is near Sunbury and
Danville (September 10-13). Forgot to mention the DEAN BURGON SOCIETY
REGIONAL IN CHICAGO MARCH 5-7, 2007. Call. Oh---when we went out to our garage
tonight, guess what we found? A huge branch from our neighbor's tree
had fallen into our yard! ERNESTO has left his calling card!"But the God of all grace, Who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, After that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you." (I Peter 5:10)
Under God's Wise Care, Yvonne S. Waite