“Puffed Up and Arrogant” KJV-only Bible Baptist Preaching

Amen! 1 Corinthians chapter number 4, the
part of the chapter that I want to focus on is there at the end when he talked about those
that were puffed up. We’re going to come back to 1 Corinthians 4, but if you would turn
back in your Bibles to Proverbs, chapter number 8, Proverbs chapter number 8. Now, 1 Corinthians
4 talked a lot about being puffed up and 1 Corinthians in general is a book that deals
a lot with that subject. This morning I want to preach on the subject of being puffed up
and arrogant. Puffed up and arrogant, what does that mean? Well, I’m going to show you,
to start with, a variety of Old Testament scriptures that will help us to understand
what it means to be prideful, arrogant, puffed up, haughty.
The Bible says in Proverbs chapter 8, verse 13, first of all, it says “The fear of the
Lord is to hate evil. Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do
I hate.” God is saying here that he hates pride. He hates arrogancy so we need to be
very careful that we’re not guilty of something that God hates so much. Flip over to Proverbs
16, Proverbs chapter 16. While you’re turning there I’ll read for you Psalm 131 where the
Bible reads, “Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty, neither do I exercise
myself in great matters or in things too high for me. Okay, so arrogancy, pride, being puffed
up, it’s when people think more highly of themselves than they ought to speak. The Bible
says in Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a
fall. Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with
the proud.” Go over to chapter 18. What we see here is
that the opposite of pride is humility. The opposite of being haughty and puffed up is
to have a lowly heart. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:12, “Before destruction the heart of man
is haughty and before honor is humility.” Flip over to Isaiah chapter 2, just a few
pages to the right in your Bible, Isaiah chapter 2. The Bible teaches us that pride, arrogancy,
being puffed up and haughty is a path that leads you to destruction. You end up being
destroyed whereas being humble is a path that will bring you to great honor and esteem.
Look at Isaiah chapter 2, verse 11. The Bible reads, “The lofty looks of man shall be humbled
and the haughtiness of man shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted
in that day for the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon everyone that is proud and lofty
and upon everyone that is lifted up and he shall be brought low.” Verse 17, “And the
loftiness of man shall be bowed down and the haughtiness shall be made low, and the Lord
alone shall be exalted in that day.” When we see the word lofty we can think of what
is known as a loft, right, in a house. The loft, where is it? It’s up high and that’s
what it means to have loftiness. It means that you think of yourself very highly and
you lift yourself up and exalt yourself above where God wants you. Then God has to bring
you down to where you belong. Okay, the Bible says in chapter 3, verse 16,
just flip over to your right in your Bible, Moreover the Lord saith because the daughters
of Zion are haughty,” and notice how these words are all used together, proud, haughty,
lofty, arrogant, puffed up, it says, “Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk
with stretched forth necks.” Now, what does this mean to walk with a stretched neck? They’ve
got their chin way up in the air and they’re walking with stretched forth necks. They think
that they’re so cool is what it says. “Walk with stretched forth necks and wanton
eyes, walking and mincing as they go and making a tinkling with their feet. Therefore the
Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion and the Lord
will discover their secret parts. In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of
their tinkling ornaments about their feet and their calls, and their round tires like
the moon. The chains and the bracelets, and the mufflers, the bonnets, and ornaments of
the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets and the earrings, the rings, and nose jewels,
the changeable suits of apparels, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping
pins,” The crisping pin is the curling iron, by the
way. It says, “The glasses and,” really, it really is, “The glasses, and the fine linen,
and the hoods, and the veils, and it shall come to pass that instead of a sweet smell
there shall be a stink, and instead of a girdle a rent, and instead of well set hair, baldness,
and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth and burning instead of beauty. They men shall
fall by the sword and thy mighty in the war and her gate shall lament and mourn, and she
being desolate shall sit upon the ground.” Now God’s pretty upset in this passage and
he doesn’t like pride. Now, there’s nothing wrong with looking nice but if you’re prideful,
if your arrogant, if you’re just adorning yourself with all these costly things in order
to impress people and lift yourself up and, “Hey everybody, look at me. Look how great
I am,” and think that you’re better than everyone, you know God can bring you down. God can put
a scab on you whenever he wants. God can make your hair fall out whenever you want. That’s
what he’s saying here, “I’ll punish you. I’ll take away your beauty if it’s going to puff
you up, if it’s going to make you arrogant, if it’s going to make you proud and think
you’re better.” See, there are people in this world who are
better looking than others but that doesn’t make them better than other people because
honestly we can’t really control the way that we look in the sense of the way our face looks.
There are some things we can do to modify other parts of our bodies but I’m saying if
someone was born with an exceptionally beautiful appearance, is that really anything for them
to glory of or boast about? No, it’s just something that was given unto them. Other
people could be born with some kind of a defect or deformity, or maybe they’re just not as
good looking, but that’s not really through any fault of their own is it? It would be
wicked for a person to get all arrogant and puffed up about their appearance and think
that they’re better than others. Look at chapter 5, just a few pages to the
right. The reason I’m showing you all these scriptures, this is all just by way of introduction.
Then we’re going to get into the New Testament but this introduction is just to show you
what it means to be proud, what it means to be lofty and haughty. I think everybody can
relate to what I just showed you. The woman who’s walking with a stretched neck and she’s
all just decked out with ornaments. What does the Bible say in the New Testament about that?
It talks about women not being adorned with gold, and jewels, pearls, costly array, it
says, but it says that they should have the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. Meekness
is the exact opposite of pride and arrogance, being meek, being humble, lowly.
The Bible says in Isaiah 5:14, “Therefore hell hath enlarged herself and opened her
mouth without measure and their glory and their multitude and their pomp, and he that
rejoiceth shall descend into it, and the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty
man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled.” Look at chapter number
10, verse 33. While you’re turning there I’ll read to you from Jeremiah, “We’ve heard the
pride of Moab. He is exceeding proud, his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride,
and the haughtiness of his heart.” Chapter 10 and verse 33 in Isaiah, “Behold the Lord
of hosts shall lop the bough with terror and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down
and the haughty shall be humbled.” Look at chapter 13. Do you see a pattern here,
where God is saying over, and over, and over again, “You’re proud, I’m going to bring you
down.” You’re lofty, you’re arrogant, you’re haughty, you’re puffed up, you’re going down.
That’s what he said over, and over, and over again and we need to realize that if we want
to be lifted up we need to humble ourselves that God may exalt us in due time as he sees
fit but if we go around trying to lift ourselves up, trying to show everybody how great we
are and proclaim our own goodness, then God’s going to bring us down. Sometimes he brings
people down pretty hard, if you read these scriptures.
Where did I have you turn, chapter 16, 13? Look at verse 11, “And I will punish the world
for their evil and the wicked for their iniquity and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud
to cease and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.” Look at chapter 16, verse
6. Again, just over and over just in these 2, couple of books here, just Proverbs and
Isaiah, over and over. Look at verse 6, “We’ve heard the pride of Moab. He’s very pride even
of his haughtiness and his pride and his wrath but his lies shall not be so.” Again, there
are so many scriptures. We could go on, and on, and on. I don’t want to beat a dead horse
here. If I were to show you every scripture that says, “Hey, if you’re arrogant, if you’re
proud, if you’re lofty, God is going to bring you down. Whosever exalteth himself,” the
Bible says, “Shall be abased but whoso humbles themselves shall be exalted.” There are so
many scriptures that teach this. Let’s go to the New Testament now, 1 Corinthians
4, where we started, 1 Corinthians, chapter 4. While you’re turning there I’ll read for
you a couple of other scriptures. Philippians 2:3, “Let nothing be done through strife or
vain glory but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” What’s
the Bible saying? We should have a lowly attitude and put other people first. Here you go first.
You go ahead of me in line, not just, “Oh, I’m the most important one here. Everybody
step aside.” The Bible teaches that, “Even Christ Jesus, who thought it not robbery to
be equal with God, made himself of no reputation and took upon him the form of a servant and
was made in the likeness of man.” Romans 12:3, “For I say through the grace
given unto me to every man that is among you not to think of himself more highly than he
ought to think but to think soberly accordingly as God hath dealt to every man the measure
of faith.” You know and I know we all have come in contact with a lot of people who have
a problem in this area where they’re just arrogant, puffed up, prideful. They think
that they’re better than everyone else. Okay, that’s what this is talking about. Now, I
have several points here from the New Testament and my first point is about people who, number
one, are puffed up with knowledge but they’re not serving humbly, puffed up with knowledge
but they’re not serving humbly as the Bible instructs us to do.
Look at 1 Corinthians chapter 4, verse 14. It’s the Apostle Paul defending himself against
certain elements in the church of Corinth and you find these a lot in both 1st and 2nd
Corinthians. Look at 1 Corinthians 4:14, “I write not these things to shame you but as
my beloved sons I warn you.” Now why is he calling them his sons? Because he had won
them to Christ and he had begotten them in the faith. Paul called people that he won
to the Lord his sons and daughters in the faith because he had begotten them through
Christ Jesus. The Bible says in verse 15, “For though ye have 10,000 instructors in
Christ, yet have ye not many fathers for in Christ Jesus I’ve begotten you through the
gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me, for this cause has I sent unto you
Timotheus, who is my beloved son and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance
of my ways which be in Christ as I teach everywhere in every church.”
Now, some people would look at this and because they have a misguided misunderstanding view
of what it means to be proud, they’ll say, well, Paul’s being proud here, saying, “Hey
follow me. Do things my way,” but here’s the thing. Paul is in a legitimate position of
an authority. He’s an apostle of Jesus Christ, not by the will of man but by the will of
God. He’s called to be an apostle. He’s called to be a teacher of the Gentiles and so he
is in a legitimate authority role given him by Christ Jesus and he’s saying, “Look, you
need to do things my way because I’m teaching the true word of God here, but,” he says in
verse 18, “Now some of you, some are puffed up as though I would not come to you. I will
come to you shortly if the Lord will and will know not the speech of them which are puffed
up but the power for the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. What will ye? Shall
I come unto ye with the rod or in love and in the spirit of meekness.”
What he’s saying here is that the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. A lot
of these people that are puffed up, what the Bible is saying is they talk a real big talk
but they don’t have any power. They don’t really have any great deeds that they can
point to. All they really have is just knowledge and talk. Now, if you would, flip over to
chapter 8 of the same book there, 1 Corinthians chapter 8. Hopefully I can help you explain
this point here because remember point number 1 is that these people are puffed up with
knowledge but they’re not serving humbly. God wants us to serve humbly. These people
are puffed up with knowledge but they’re not doing the serving. Knowledge is great. The
Bible, over and over again, praises gaining knowledge, but what happens is, people who
gain knowledge but they don’t do the humble service, they get puffed up by the knowledge.
Look what the Bible says in 1 Corinthians chapter 8, verse 1, “Now as touching things
offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up but charity
edifieth. If any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought
to know but if any man love God, the same is known of him.” The Bible teaches here that
there are people who think that they know a lot but they don’t know as much as they
think. He says they’re puffed up by knowledge but he says actually because they’re such
a know-it-all, they actually know a lot less than what they ought to know and he says,
charity is what edifieth, not just being puffed up with knowledge. Now, what does charity
have to do with it? Well, it has to do with caring about other people, putting other people
first. Charity comes from the same root word as our English word caring, charity, those
two words are related. In fact, in Spanish you say charity, you say caridad. It’s like
caring. It’s love for other people. Look at chapter 13, which is the charity chapter,
1 Corinthians 13:1, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not
charity I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal, and though I have the gift
of prophecy,” watch this, “And understand all mysteries,” so is this a person who has
knowledge, “And understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith
so that I could remove mountains and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow
all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned and have not charity,
it profiteth me nothing.” You say, well how could anyone bestow their goods to feed the
poor and give their bodies to be burned and not have charity, because they’re not doing
it out of love and caring for people. They’re doing it, “Hey, look at me everybody.” They
give but they sound a trumpet as the hypocrites do before them. They give so that everybody
can see how great they are. They give their body to be burned for personal aggrandizement
and personal glory. They don’t have charity. What does the Bible say about charity? In
verse number 4, “Charity suffereth long and is kind. Charity envieth not. Charity vaunteth
not its self,” you see that? “Charity is not puffed up.” What is the Bible saying here?
Charity doesn’t call attention to itself and say, “Hey everybody look at me. Look how great
I am.” Vaunting its self and puffing its self up. There are people out there, who Paul’s
talking about in 1 Corinthians 4:8 and 13 who are puffed up with knowledge and words
but they don’t have the power. They don’t have the charity. They’re not doing the humble
service for God. You know what this makes me think of? The career student type people,
the people who are just, they’re always in school, they’re always learning but they’re
not actually going out and doing any meaningful work for people and doing something with their
knowledge. The Bible says that we should not just be hearers of the word but we should
be doers of the word also. You see, when we do the word we are actually
doing something that is profitable unto our fellow man. Why, because we love our fellow
man and we want to do something good for him, not just, “Let’s see how much knowledge I
can gain and put on display and show everyone how smart I am.” No, no, no, the goal should
be to get knowledge from the Bible so that we can use it to humbly serve God, not to
show off how much we know or have all kinds of awards and papers on the wall, and plaques
about all of our knowledge. There are people who literally do virtually nothing to serve
others, who do virtually nothing to win souls unto Jesus Christ and get people out of hell.
They do virtually nothing to evangelize. They do virtually nothing to help people and reach
out, and condescend to men of low estate but what they do a lot of is tooting their own
horn. What they do a lot of is sitting in University classrooms and navel gazing with
the theologians and scholars of this world. I wouldn’t give you a nickel for these theologians
and scholars who don’t preach the gospel from house to house in a poor area. I wouldn’t
give you a nickel for them because their knowledge is worthless. All it is doing is puffing them
up. You know what? The people that actually know the Bible are the people who use the
Bible because the Bible says, “If any be a hearer of the word and not a doer he is like
unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass for he beholdeth himself and goeth his
way and straight way forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh in the perfect
law of liberty and continueth therein, being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work.
This man shall be blessed in his deed,” two kinds of people, forgetful hearers and doers
of the work. The Bible says, “The fruit of the righteous
is a tree of life and he that winneth souls is wise.” You’re not going to convince me
of the wisdom of someone who does not win souls. You’re not going to convince me of
the wisdom of some guy who sits in some ivory tower somewhere, locked up in some library
of some university somewhere, puffing himself up with knowledge, but let him show out of
a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. Let’s go. That’s a great scripture.
Where is that? James 1? Is that James 1? Is that the end of James 1? Help me out, is it
James 3 or James 1. Yeah, James 1, this is a great scripture. Well, that’s the part about
being a doer of the word. Where’s the one about, “Let him show out of a good conversation
his works?” Chapter 3, okay, there we go. Yeah here we
go. Chapter 3, verse 13, this is a great verse. Okay look at this, “Who is a wise man and
endued with knowledge among you?” Let him show all of his test scores and let him show
his degrees from institutions of higher learning, and let him show you his parlor tricks of
how much trivia and knowledge he has. Let him show how much he can beat you at a game
of Trivial Pursuit.” Is this what the Bible says? No, it says, “Who is a wise man and
endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with
meekness of wisdom.” Basically, he shows you the work, not like, “Hey, look at the work
that I did.” No, no, you just see him doing the work. He shows you the works without trying
to show you. He just shows it because he’s just doing it. That’s what the Bible says.
These puffed up people, where it’s just all about their knowledge and, “Let me show you
my knowledge. Let me see how many theological terms I can drop like bombs on you, show you
that you’re on a completely different level than I am buddy.” I mean stupid, worthless
words like, “You know this is really poor exegesis. In fact, it’s not even exegesis.
It’s eisegesis.” This is the kind of stupidity that these worthless theologians talk and
they want to tell you about the theophany and the Christophany and the protoevangelium
and instead of just talking to about the story of the woman taken in adultery they’ll talk
to you about the pericope of adulterae. Oh, you’re so wonderful. NO! Shut up and show
us your works with weakness, not with weakness, with meekness of wisdom because they already
have enough weakness to go around. You know what? I don’t want to know the words
of these people that are puffed up! I want to see the power! I don’t want to hear the
words. Show me the power. You know what the power of God into salvation is, the gospel
of Jesus Christ and by the way, I’m thinking about all these great verses and forgetting
their references. What’s the one where one of the Minor Prophets, I think it’s Micah,
he talks about being filled with power. Somebody find it. Somebody get the smartphone cranking,
all right? Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because he’s anointed
me to preach the gospel to the poor.” That was the evidence. You know, when the Spirit
of the Lord came upon the early church in Acts chapter 4, “They spake the word of God
with boldness.” They’re out winning souls, not sitting in a library.
Now, I can’t help, and again, don’t say that I’m against knowledge. I’m all for knowledge
that’s being put into practice. I’m all for an electrician who knows a lot about the science,
and knows a lot about the theory, and knows a lot about the technicalities of being an
electrician. You know what, but I want to see him bend some conduit and run some wires
and install some electrical and not just get up and talk about it, right? I want to see
an electrician that’s actually installing something, okay?
What is it? Micah what? Micah 3:8, all right, let’s go to Micah 3:8 for some reason. No
it’s not in the sermon. Micah 3:8, “But truly,” okay here we go, Micah 3:8, I like this, “But
truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord and of judgment and of might to declare
unto Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin.” We see great power to preach the
gospel and then here we see great power to preach hard on sin, but there’s no power in
this navel gazing, do down deep, stay down long, come up dry, theology scholarship. You
know what? These people are not as smart as you think they are and they’re definitely
not as smart as they think they are because they think that they’re infinite smart, okay,
but they’re not, my friend. Now, I hope this doesn’t offend anybody but
here’s what I always think of whenever I read this scripture in 1 Corinthians 4 where he
says, “I don’t want to know their speech, I want to know their power,” I always think
of when it comes to weightlifting, okay, there are 2 types of sports associated with weightlifting,
okay. There is body building and then there’s power lifting, right? Who know what I’m talking
about? Put up your hand if you’re very familiar with these sports. There’s body building and
then there’s power lifting. Now, here’s what body building is, body building-
Am I losing a cuff link here? No, never mind, oh yeah I am losing a cuff link.
Body building is this sport, and I use the term sport very loosely, where basically people
just compete in how they can make their bodies look. There’s no performance involved, it’s
just how they look. Then for the body building competition, they basically get all oiled
up, and tanned up, and go out in a Speedo, and just kind of, you know, and they pose
for judges. It’s a weird sport. It’s a creepy sport because it’s just all these dudes all
oiled up in Speedos and just flexing. Look it’s total pride, it’s total arrogancy, it’s
total self-glorification. Now, then there’s another sport, power lifting,
where it’s like we’re not just showing off muscles to look at, “Ooh look at those muscles,”
but they’re actually lifting something and it’s actually judged by how much can this
guy lift. How many pounds did you lift? How strong are you? See, strength is something
that the Bible gives as a virtue. The Bible says a wise man is strong, a man of understanding
increases strength but better than both, the body builder and the power lifter, is the
guy who has great strength, and goes to work, and uses it, and does something that’s profitable
unto his fellow man. He uses his strength to do something to serve the Lord and to serve
his boss, and to serve his family, et cetera. This is what I think of, the spiritual, basically
what we have today is these intellectual body builders, intellectual body building, spiritual
body building where you basically just want to show just how much you know. You know what,
listen, I know there are people who are into body building, but let me tell you something,
to people who are not into body building it looks stupid. We look at your Facebook posts
where you’re just sending a selfie over and over again of you flexing in front of the
mirror, all the selfies, and we’re just like, “Why,” and especially these body building
competitions where they’re all tanned, and oiled up, and out there flexing. We’re looking
at this like, “What? This is weird. Like, who would go to this? What are you doing?”
Who agrees with me on this? Can I get a witness that body building is a weird sport? God bless
you, I see that hand. The point is, it looks even stupider, these
intellectual body builders that just want to just constantly show us, they’re not showing
a selfie of them flexing in front of the mirror but they’re like flexing their brain in front
of the mirror and putting it on Facebook for us. They’re constantly, you get in a conversation
with them, and instead of ripping off their shirt and flexing for you, they do that verbally.
They do that mentally. Basically they become just this spiritual, steroid-filled body.
“I’m going to puff you up,” is what they would say if we could hear them spiritually. Why?
They’re puffed up enough. Think about, some of these body builders look a little puffed
up, right, and their head is too small for their body because they’re just all puffed
up, you know? This is how some people, and honestly, you know sometimes you see a guy
who lifts and you think, “Wow, that guy looks, he looks like he’s got a really good physique.
He looks really strong.” Here’s the thing, a lot of times you look
at some of these guys and it’s kind of like, “Whoa, you went overboard and you look weird.”
Sometimes you see pictures on the covers of these body building magazines, especially,
and it’s even weirder when women are into it, and you see these covers on the body building
magazine where it doesn’t even look good anymore. Just the veins are bulging and arrrrrrrhhh,
and the fake tan is oozing, and it’s like ugh, and it’s like they’re all puffed up.
This is how some people get spiritually. They’re staring way too long into that spiritual mirror,
right. It’s like they’re just in front of a mirror at home, just like, “Yeah, yeah,
I’m awesome, yeah, yeah! I know the Greek and Hebrew! Yeah, oh yeah, yeah! I know theology!
Huh! Exegesis, eisegesis, I know systematic theology. Woo! Yeah! Yeah!”
Here’s the thing, you wonder why you lose friends. This goes both for the body builders
and for the mental body builders that we’re talking about. Look, if I’m lying I’m dying.
Everything I’m saying right now is true, and you know it, and I know it. This is what the
Bible is saying. I don’t want to know that the word of those that are puffed up. I don’t
want to see them put a display of their knowledge verbally. No, show me the power, not just
this showing off. Whether it’s physical, whether it’s spiritual, what’s the point? You’re not
even performing anything of any value. Flip over, if you would, to 1 Corinthians
chapter 14, 1 Corinthians chapter 14. Mental body building is what we’re preaching against
this morning. Flip over to 1 Corinthians 14. Here’s another great scripture that comes
to mind when it comes to this, going back to the Greek and going back to the Hebrew
because I’m so intelligent, look buddy, take your Hebrew to Israel and go get our butt
kicked by some Orthodox Jew who hates Jesus. We don’t need that here. This is America,
we speak English. Or at least learn Spanish, right, at least talk to people that speak
Spanish because they actually live here. What do you want to spend all this time learning
Greek and Hebrew so you can live in Arizona, which is not a Greek or Hebrew speaking place
but oh, you’re going to go down and you’re going to master the depths of God’s word.
Here’s the verse that comes to mind with this Greek and Hebrew, “Whoso boasteth himself
of a false gift is like clouds in wind without rain.” It’s Proverbs 25:14 but you’re turning
to 1 Corinthians 14. I think of the term, being a blowhard. Have you ever heard somebody
called a blowhard, right? The blow hard, they’re like clouds and winds but no rain. There’s
no substance there. It’s all just a bunch of hot air. It’s all just a big puff, puffed
up. These people that are all puffed up, you could put a needled in them and just watch
them pop because there’s nothing there of substance but oh, they know the great, but
here’s the thing, they’re boasting of a false gift and that gift is known as the gift of
tongues. The Bible talks about people who are gifted
with tongues. These are people who can actually speak a foreign language and you know what
the purpose of the gift of tongues always was in the book of Acts, to win people to
Christ. Why was the gift of tongues given in Acts chapter 2, because in Acts chapter
2 there were people from other parts of the world who hadn’t heard the gospel and so basically
the Lord miraculously enabled the apostles and the early church members to be able to
speak in foreign languages that they’d never learned. What was the purpose, to get somebody
saved, to get about 3,000 people saved and baptized, that was the purpose. Was the purpose
just to show off? See, people today they want to speak in an unknown tongue, to edify themselves.
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 14, “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself,”
lifts himself up. Look at 1 Corinthians 14:9, “So likewise ye,
except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be know what is
spoken? For ye shall speak into the air.” See, a person who legitimately wants to speak
God’s word and preach for the benefit of the listener uses words that people understand.
A person who wants to puff themselves up uses words that they know the person they’re talking
to doesn’t understand just in order to make themselves look smart. This has nothing to
do with having a big vocabulary. It’s great to have a big vocabulary. It’s great to have
knowledge but when you’re just dropping words, especially when they’re not even words that
are in the Bible, you’re just dropping big words just to show off. You know that there
are intellectual body builders out there who do this. You know it. Just drop a big word
and then just kind of sit back and watch the perplexed looks on the people you’re talking
to. What’s your goal? The goal of language should be to communicate, not show how good
you are; show how smart you are. Look what the Bible says in 1 Corinthians
14:18, “I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all.” This was a guy who spoke
multiple foreign languages. This is a guy who was brought up at the feet of Gamaliel,
very educated, and then he spent his life traveling through countries, learning all
different languages. He was a missionary that traveled around and he’s speaking to people
in their native tongue. He learned all these great foreign languages, but he says, “Yet
in the church I’d rather speak five words with my understanding that by my voice I might
teach others also than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.” He said, “I’d rather
speak in the tongue that the listener can understand and use words that are easy to
be understood,” but preachers all over America today are puffing themselves up by saying,
“Well if you go back to the Greek, the Greek word here is metanoia.” Ooooh! “If you go
back to the Hebrew you’ll actually see the Hebrew word here is [rockwa 00:35:28],” and
they basically are just puffing themselves up.
That doesn’t edify you. Why would it edify you to sit there and tell you, “Hey this is
what it is in Greek and here’s what it really means,” and they’re boasting of a false gift
because I’ve never met one yet that was actually fluent in the language. Let me just put this
stupidity to bed right now where somebody says, “Well, it’s impossible to become fluent
in Koine Greek because it’s a dead language.” Well, first of all, number one, you can become
fluent in a dead language, number one. You can read and write fluently in that language,
fluently meaning you don’t have to stop and translate it in your mind from English. You
just start writing in Gree, start writing in Koine Greek. He’s going, “Well, it’s not
a spoken language.” Okay, here’s a piece of paper, well go and write for me in Koine,
fluently. That’ll shut these fools up with their Greek and Hebrew garbage.
You say, “Are you mad about it?” I’m sick of it. I’m sick of all this. Well, God hates
arrogancy, and pride, and boasting of a false gift. So do I. Excuse me. You know what? Oh,
it’s a dead language. No it’s not. There are fifteen million people who speak it. They’re
called Greek people. They live in a country called Greece and they have a food festival
here, the Greek Food Festival. Let me tell you something, I have literally, because I
preach about this a lot because I hate this going back to the Greek, going back to the
Hebrew. Why? Because it destroys faith in what people have in front of them, their English
Bible, the King James Bible and tells them, “Oh, you need something else,” and who you
really need is them to break it down to you. Here’s what’s interesting about this, in the
course of preaching on this for years, and in the course of uploading videos about the
Greek language and talking about issues of the Greek New Testament and everything over
the last few years, I have received comments on my YouTube channel, emails sent to me,
even a letter in the mail, okay, I have received messages in one way or another from probably
around a hundred people, okay, who live in this mythical place called Greece, this mysterious
place over in Europe that you could hop on a plane and fly there tomorrow if you want.
It’s there. It’s real and there are fifteen million people there and I have received probably
about a hundred messages from people who live in Greece and you know what they all said?
They all said, “You’re right, Pastor Anderson,” about the fact that they can understand the
Bible in Koine Greek and that it is not a completely different language because these
liars in these seminary and Bible colleges will try to tell you, “Oh Modern Greek and
Koine Greek are two completely different languages.” The reason why they’ve come up with this lie
is to hide the fact that they’re not fluent, to hide the fact that they know very little,
to hide the fact that they are boasting of a false gift. To hide that they make up this
fraud that, “These are two completely different languages.” No they’re not. Now, is Koine
Greek different than Modern Greek? Yeah, but let me ask you this, is the language of the
King James Version different than the way we talk today? Yeah, the language of the King
James is different than we talk today but would anybody get up and say, “Hey this is
a completely different language, totally?” I mean, do people in Australia speak a completely
different language? Do people in England speak a completely different language? If you read
Shakespeare is it just a totally different language? No, it’s both dialects of the same
language. It’s different variations and dialects of the same language.
In fact, I bought a box of flash cards of Koine Biblical Greek and I went through the
first hundred flash cards of the hundred most commonly used words in the Greek New Testament
and I looked them all up in a modern Greek dictionary and more than 95% of them were
identical in modern Greek as Koine Greek but it’s a completely different language. Yet,
I’ve gotten emails, like I said, messages from about a hundred people living in Greece
who said, “I got to a Greek Orthodox Church every Sunday and we read the Bible in Koine
Greek and we understand it just fine. Now sure, I’m sure you could find somebody who
doesn’t understand it but you could find somebody who doesn’t understand this too, couldn’t
you? If we went out and looked for the most ignorant person that we could find, you know,
duh, doo, doo, “What’s thou mean?” It’s out there, right, but the point is, though, these
are not two completely different languages. Here’s why they come up with this lie though,
they want Greek to be this mysterious language that only they understand. They don’t want
there to be fifteen million people who eat, breathe, and sleep this language all day long
because then people will realize what it is, a normal language. Then they’ll realize that
the Bible says the same thing in the English Bible as it says in the Greek Bible and that
there’s no point in going back to the Greek because it says the same thing. This fraud
is perpetrated by people who want to puff themselves up, period, okay. If anyone really
was serious about becoming fluent in Greek, they would have to move to Greece. Then they
could study the differences between modern and Biblical but they could actually learn
the language though. They could actually learn how to speak it and understand it.
These people who say, “We can’t be fluent in it,” okay, well here’s the thing about
the King James Bible translators. Did you know that the King James Bible translators,
when they had their meetings where they would compare notes and work through the translation,
did you know that they did not speak English in those meetings, that they spoke Latin in
those meetings, fluently? Did you know that? The King James Bible translators, when they
got together and had meetings, there are copious notes of what this person said, what that
person said, and it’s all in Latin. They were speaking Latin.
Now, Latin had already been a dead language, hadn’t it, for well over a thousand years
but yet all these guys are showing up to a meeting and speaking Latin fluently to one
another. Oh what about a guy named Samuel Adams, the father of the American Revolution,
who when he graduated from the sixth grade, in order to graduate from the sixth grade
had to stand up and give a speech that he wrote in Latin. He gave a speech and delivered
it in Latin about freedom and about issues of American independence and so forth. “But
it’s impossible to learn how to speak a dead language and get fluent.” That’s funny because
Samuel Adams was fluent in Latin. That’s funny, all of the King James Bible translators were
sitting around chit chatting in Latin but people want to boast of a false gift. There
are plenty of professional translation agencies out there where people translate and they
get paid to do it. In fact, my wife and I, we used to do this
for a living for a while between German and English where we’d translate. I did this full
time for a while, translating. See, there are people that actually get paid to translate.
It’s a major job that people do in this world but then there are other people who don’t
get paid to translate anything. They just translate to go like this, behind the pulpit,
you know? Look, is that what you come to church for? Did you come to church for me to flex
my intellectual muscle for you this morning? Shall I flex my spirit this morning? Is that
why you’re here? No, I believe that everyone would agree that they’re here today to learn
something, to make them a better person, to be edified, right? Do you want me to get up
here and edify myself or do you come here so that I can edify you? I’m here to teach
you, and help you, and want you to grow and so forth, not just, oh, let me show you how
smart I am. Look, this whole going back to the Greek,
going back to the Hebrew is a fraud. It’s a gateway to unlimited false doctrine because
no one can check you up on it, because nobody knows the language so then the pastor says
stuff and everybody’s just like, “Oh, okay.” They just have to take his word for it. It
is a gateway to unlimited false doctrines, which is why false prophets love it. False
prophets love it because people can’t check it out. That’s why these false prophets, scholar
types, they hate the King James Bible Only Movement. The King James Bible Only Movement
says you have the word of God and you understand just as much as I do. If we have the same
Bible, same Holy Spirit we can all learn the same things. That’s why these pseudo intellectuals,
who boast of a false gift hate it, hate that King James Onlyism. Why, because it puts a
little pin prick in their puffed up biceps spiritually. It’s just phhhhhh! The blowhards
of this world hate it. Man, I’m running out of time here.
All right, I’ve got to skip some points here. I’ll have to come back to this stuff. Let’s
go to Colossians Chapter 2. I’m trying to figure out what to skip here, trying to prioritize
what to skip here. What are we talking about this morning? Being puffed up; being arrogant.
Listen, if you know a lot of Bible, show me your soul winning. Show me serving God. Show
me being humble. Show me doing something for other people. Don’t just come and talk all
this big hot air about going down deep and staying down long and coming up dry. Hey let’s
not be arrogant and proud. Let’s be humble. You know what? Let’s be able to walk into
a bad neighborhood and talk to an uneducated person without making them feel dumb, and
actually make them feel like they can understand the gospel. In fact, let’s bring people into
church that are one, two, three years, old and then let’s bring people in that are mentally
handicapped, and let’s bring in people that are speaking English as a second language,
and let’s bring in people that are not educated, and then let’s preach the Bible to them in
a way where they can understand it. That sounds like a great thing to do with our lives, doesn’t
it? The Bible says- I had to skip a point. Point number one was being puffed up with
knowledge but not serving humbly, not interested in what you can do.
See, if a person wanted to serve humbly, if they wanted to learn a foreign language that
foreign language in this area would probably be Spanish, right, because then you could
actually use it to win people to the Lord, right? Or let’s say you’re living in an area
where there are people who speak French, or Chinese, or Hindi, or Japanese, you know you’d
learn what you could use to serve, not just learn what you could use to puff yourself
up, right? The only real purpose for learning Biblical Greek or Biblical Hebrew or learning
languages like Latin would be to just shut these false prophets up and just show that
they’re wrong. That’s really the only purpose I can even think of where it would actually
be used for edifying. Look at Colossians. Who here believes that
the King James Bible is the word of God without error? Yeah, amen! That’s what I believe too.
Colossians chapter 2, verse 8, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain
deceit after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after
Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the God head bodily. And ye are complete
in him, which is the head of all principality and power. In whom also ye are circumcised
with the circumcision made without hands and putting off the body of the sins of the flesh
by the circumcision of Christ. Buried with him in baptism, wherein are you also risen
with him through the faith of the operation of God who has raised him from the dead.
And you being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh hath he quickened together with
him, having forgiven you all trespasses; blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was
against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his
cross, and having spoiled principalities and powers he made a show of them openly triumphing
over them in it. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of
a Holy Day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days, which are a shadow of things
to come, but the body is of Christ. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary
humility and a worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen.”
You say, “Why’d you read all that,” “Vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.”
Now, what is the Bible saying here when it talks about being vainly puffed up by his
fleshly mind? Number one, we said puffed up by knowledge but not serving humbly. That’s
what produces the arrogancy and pride that we see in Christians. Number two, puffed up
by strange doctrines, puffed up by strange doctrines. You say, “What do you mean by that,
puffed up by strange doctrines?” Here Paul is warning about strange doctrines and he
talks about people going into these doctrines and peddling these doctrines as being puffed
up in their fleshly minds. Now, what strange doctrines are we talking about? Well, one
of the things that’s mentioned right there in proximity with being puffed up in your
fleshly mind is this thing of worshiping of angels, are you listening, “Worshiping of
angels, intruding into those things which ye have not seen,” okay? The Bible is talking
about intruding into things that you have not seen, things that are not revealed, and
especially in regard to angels. Now, think about this, there’s a whole body
of teaching, and doctrine, and work on this subject of angels that goes outside the scope
of what the Bible teaches, doesn’t it? We get these strange doctrines. What am I talking
about, the nephilim. Again, speaking a foreign language doesn’t make you any smarter or make
what you’re saying any more convincing. Nephilim is simply the Hebrew word for giants so why
don’t we just call it the doctrine of the giants, because that doesn’t sound as cool
as the nephilim. Okay, so we get into this nephilim doctrine where they build this whole
giant doctrine, this elaborate thing about all these hybrid DNA splicing between humans
and angels, and the corrupt DNA, and Noah. It wasn’t that Noah, you know, was found righteous
or that Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. No, no, no, it was just that Noah’s
DNA was pure. He was not one of the hybrid beings and all this weird doctrine and it’s
vain jangling. It doesn’t get anybody saved. It has nothing to do with the gospel of Jesus.
If people don’t want to talk about Jesus or the gospel, it’s just let’s talk about the
nephalim, something the Bible never mentions because if you actually study Genesis 6, God
makes it clear why he destroyed the world, because it was filled with violence. He didn’t
say, “I destroyed it because the DNA was messed up.” He said, “I destroyed it because they’ve
corrupted themselves.” He said, “The earth is filled with violence,” and then it says
in that scripture that there were giants in the land in those days also. Well, you know
what, there were also giants after the flood and the Bible tells us how tall those giants
were. One of them, Goliath, was nine feet some odd
inches tall. Another, Og the king of Bashan was around eleven, ten, eleven feet tall maximum.
If you study the sizes, his bed was thirteen and a half feet and I’m just he didn’t just
have the headboard here and is foot here. I’m sure that when Og, king of Bashan woke
up in the morning he went like this in bed, so therefore he was only about ten feet tall.
Why does God tell us how tall Goliath was? Why does God tell us how tall Og, king of
Bashan was? Because he wants us to know how tall they were.
You know what? These nephilim people though, they say giants were thirty feet tall, forty
feet tall, like Jack in the Beanstalk giants, like Gulliver’s Travel giants. I’ve even heard
them say four hundred and fifty feet tall, four hundred and fifty feet. What was that
calculation you did, son, about the giant that’s four hundred feet tall? How big is
his eyeball? Yeah, three foot diameter eyeball on this giant, okay, supposedly. Supposedly,
supposedly normal women are giving birth to these babies in Genesis 6, right? These angels
are coming in unto the daughters of men and producing these four hundred fifty foot tall
beings, right! Reality, sons of God means what sons of God
always means every time it’s mentioned in the Bible, someone who’s saved. Always every
time, son of God, saved, okay? The sons of men can be either saved or unsaved, right,
because we’re all sons of men but the sons of God versus the sons of men, daughters of
men, it’s talking about the saved versus the unsaved, the godly versus the ungodly. That’s
what it’s talking about. There’s none of this ancient aliens, and whenever anybody starts
going into this real deep teachings on angels, real deep teachings on the incubus, and the
succubus, and the demons, and learning all their names, and terminologies, and all these
doctrines of different angels, you know what? They’re vainly puffed up by their fleshly
mind because they think it’s cool to learn about this. This is like people who learn
the Star Trek language, Klingon, you know, because it’s just like, “Ooh, it’s cool.”
No, it’s not cool at all but they get into all this like Sci-Fi thing about the nephilim,
and look, not serving humbly but just getting vainly puffed up in their fleshly mind.
He also brings up people who are trying to bring us back under the Sabbath, bring us
under the Jewish holidays; that these people are also in this category of people who are
just vainly puffed up in their fleshly mind. Why, because these doctrines are not profitable
unto men. They’re not profitable. What does it profit? No, what they are is the vain janglings
of people who desire to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor
whereof they affirm. Why, because we understand through faith and we understand through doing
the deeds, and doing the work, not being puffed up.
I have a lot more in my notes but I don’t have time for it so let me just close it out
by saying this. We need to make sure that when we go through our lives we don’t talk
down to people. We don’t go around trying to show people how smart we are. We don’t
go around trying to show people how rich we are because there are people who do that too,
right? “Oh, look, by the way did I tell you how much my car cost? Did I tell you how much
my wife’s purse cost? Did I tell you how much that ring cost? Hey did I tell you about my
summer home, and my winter home, and my RV, and my boat, and my motorcycle, and my,” you
know? Don’t go around showing people how rich you are. Don’t go around showing people how
smart you think you are. Don’t go around flexing your muscles for a selfie and uploading it
to Facebook every day. Don’t join a body building competition, okay? Don’t just puff yourself
up mentally, spiritually. Look, be a humble person. What does it mean
to be humble? It means that you don’t just think the world revolves around you but that
rather your goal is, “How can I help somebody? How can I win someone to Christ? How can I
reach people that nobody cares about? How can I reach my hand down to people that are
poor and help lift them up? How can I reach my hand down to those that are ignorant and
help make them smarter? See, the puffed up person wants to keep people dumb because they
want to be the smart one. They want to be a big fish in a little pond.
No, we want to help other people. We want to bring people’s knowledge up. We want to
help other people get stronger, get smarter, get wiser, you know be able to pay their bills
and help give them a hand up, not a hand out. Why, because we love people. If you have charity
in your heart you don’t even need this sermon because charity is when you care about other
people and your life is about reaching other people, helping other people, not about self
aggrandizement. Listen, if you wonder why you don’t have a lot of friends, maybe, this
really turns away friends when you’re really arrogant. People don’t like it. People don’t
like to be around somebody who brags all the time, shows off all the time. They like to
be around somebody who can condescend to them in a lower state and be humble.
You know what? If you can’t walk into a poor neighborhood with a Bible and give the gospel
to poor people, you need to get right with God. If you’re too- If you can’t fit in, “Oh,
I just don’t fit in here,” well what’s wrong with you? They’re human. You’re human. You
should be able to fit in and win souls or you’re too puffed up. We need to get off our
high horse, my friend, and think about other people, how we can help them, not how we can
just bless our self. All right, let’s bow our heads and have a word of prayer.
Father, we thank you so much, Lord, for your word, Lord, and thank you for the fact that
we all have it and that we can all read it, and understand it, and that we have no need
that any man teach us. We have the Holy Spirit. We have the word of God. We don’t need some
self-styled Greek scholar who’s not fluent in the written or spoken language, Lord. We
don’t need the puffed up theologians, and Calvinists, and scholars of this world, Lord,
to break it down to us. Lord, thank you for giving us the Bible and giving us the power
of the Holy Spirit. Lord, help us to focus on having power in our lives as a result of
the knowledge that we’ve learned, not to show off the knowledge that we’ve learned, and
help us just be humble people in general and not to be haughty and arrogant. Even just
in our everyday interactions with people, help people to look at us and see us as humble
people and help us never to be braggers and boasters, and in Jesus name we pray, amen.
All right, we broke the attendance record. How many people do we have this morning, a
hundred and eighty? All right, our old record was one seventy four. We’ve got a hundred
and eighty people here this morning so that means we’ve got ice cream after the service.
Every time we break our record we have ice cream so stick around for ice cream.



The shape of the Earth is profitable towards men. The amount of people who have once mocked the flat Earth, have then gone onto realise that the lies about the spinning ball earth are so false along with the fake moon landing, the fake ISS ventures, the fake martian rover, the fake hubble telescope images. These people have then realised that the lie is to turn people away from God. The spinning ball, big bang, evolution theory is vain jangling, science falsely so called and people professing themselves to be wise they become fools.

The KJV supports a flat earth, can somebody please provide me doctrinal evidence that the earth is a spinning ball going around the massive sun 93 million miles away, in a universe so big we are like a speck of dust. Billions of other planets etc…

You won't find it.

Is it wrong that I can't wait to post this as a comment on someone's thread who is acting "puffed up and arrogant"? Nice sermon. I will take heed to it myself. 🙂

Amen! This is a great sermon for those puffed up men like James White, Sye Ten Bruggencate, Matt Slick and on and on!

Great sermon……I am convicted for this one myself. getting knowledge can be puffed up if we don't do anything or hide behind facebook with some fan pages. Can someone also tell me if the portland soul winning is still taking place??

Man you are killin it on this one 🙂

I'm going to do summary of this as a 15 min version of smack you in the face pride smashing.

It's funny when Anderson calls bodybuilders arrogant, when he himself is arrogant…. in fact he's the most arrogant and patronising individual I've ever had the misfortune to lay my eyes on. If Anderson had a hint of intelligence he'd now there is much more to bodybuilding than "oiling themselves up"

Also funny is the women on the front row who things bodybuilding is funny when she CLEARLY has never seen the inside of a gym.

This guy is awesome!! And has he really gotten over 37,000 people saved (including me)? That's some number. I doubt I could ever match that.

To everyone who likes pastor Anderson…
If you feel in your heart that he changed your life, then stick with him, he has qualities, and all need a pastor to feel spiritualy fullfiled. Do not listen to anyone who speaks badly about him. Important is for your soul to be fullfiled. My favorite pastor is one example, he is known around the globe, he preaches also from thr KJB. yet enemies attacked him ,but it would not affect me ever. Many blessings to all of you.

This is why understanding that even our belief and faith is a gift of God and not self generated, we are undeserving yet he is graceful.
Yet there are times that some people deserve a severe tongue lashing because of their false doctrine but not out of self aggrandizement but out of love for the truth.

To have not love means to have not the law written in your heart, not the "thou shalt not" laws of of death but the law of the spirit of truth.

1 Corinthians 13
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

1 John 5
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

"For this is the agape of God"

From G25; love, that is, affection or benevolence; specifically (plural) a love feast: – (feast of) charity ([-ably]), dear, love.

So if I give everything I own to the poor but in my heart I covet my neighbors Ferrari or his wife then I do not have Gods agape in my heart, I have an agape for my self. I breath after or lust for.

A primitive root; to breathe after, that is, to love (sensually): – dote, lover.

The modern meaning of charity has been changed to giving things away, can you see the twist in this as it has been described that you can still do this and have not charity, agape?

KJV Onlyists show more pride, arrogance and sarcasm than almost every other Christian group though. Both offline and online from what I've seen. And there's not even a hint of meekness/humbleness with them. Even Steven Anderson has shown this many times. He even shows that at times in this sermon! Especially the way he mocks Bible theologians. How can KJV Onlyists  preach on pride when they have that attitude? Many people call people like that a Ruckmanite, even to those who don't follow Peter Ruckman, because of that personality style. Most KJV Onlyists I've seen online have this style. They mock people for how they look, when they look completely normal. They make fun of people's names, calling them a lame nickname based on their first and last name. They always brag how their churches are more Godly than everyone else. They constantly brag how they have more discernment and knowledge than all other Christians just because they stick to the KJV.From my experience, Pentecostals or Christians that lean towards that are more likely to be more humble than everyone else.

Knowledge from theologians and Bible scholars isn't useless. It keeps Christians better prepared to share the gospel and to defend it against atheists and other non-believers, with better evidence than saying nonsense like "I believe it because the Bible says so" like too many clueless Christians have done, which lets atheists rip them apart in debates. It's why KJV Onlyists are never invited to debate with atheists, because they would fall apart and get put in their place and make us look bad. (They already do anyways…) Christianity needs more intelligent, scholarly people to prove it's the truth. Too many Christians are clueless on defending themselves on their faith and probably one reason why atheism has grown so much the past decade. Many Bible scholars don't even brag or show pride about their accomplishments. They are humble.

Ironically, KJV Onlyists look down on scholarly knowledge, but they love conspiracy theories on the New World Order/One World Government. Which requires knowledge of how the world, corruption and culture works. Many of these conspiracies are true, but what in the Bible tells readers to go after conspiracies? Where does a KJV Onlyist go to read up on those things? The Bible doesn't go into great detail on governments getting corrupt. The comparison to bodybuilders is nowhere similar.Spending time learning Greek and Hebrew is useful so you better understand the Bible in it's original languages and see what God meant in them. That's how the original texts are written. It's how documents like the Dead Sea Scrolls are written. Because lots of Christians including KJV Onlyists have misunderstood words and verses because it wasn't translated as accurately as they thought. And after hearing half the sermon, it really seems like you're hinting at attacking James White. Possibly being salty for losing that debate with him on KJV Onlyism?

Bible scholars don't hate the KJV, they just see it as not a perfect translation, which it isn't. Of course they don't like the KJV Only movement. The KJV Only movement has so many problems that it doesn't look like authentic Christianity. It's filled with silly legalistic beliefs and rules. (Women can't wear pants! All movies are of the devil! Certain hobbies are a distraction from Jesus!) It's just as likely to have corruption, scandals and false teachers as everywhere else. (Jack Hyles and David J. Stewart) Every KJV Only preacher seems to be against something completely normal that virtually no one else has issues with. (Way too many to name, but Byian Dillinger for example dislikes attending church buildings) It has many of the most arrogant, judgmental, mean spirited Christians around. They constantly preach on how they are more truthful and discerning than everyone else, yet they are divided among themselves. Other KJV Only preachers consider Steven Anderson a false teacher and vice versa. Many KJV Onlyists can't agree between themselves if the rapture is true, repentance is necessary, being 501c3 is fine and other beliefs they can't agree on.

To summarize this childish "sermon" , you don't want to know what the bible actually says in the original Greek manuscripts because you prefer the KJV translation. You then mock a theologian like Dr James White in your "sermon" because he tells you what the original Greek manuscripts say and why there are more accurate English translations of the Greek manuscripts than the KJV. The King James only cult shows astounding arrogance to "mock" Dr James White. Incredible.

In other words…..wisdom is the key……Our Lord is telling us that knowledge without wisdom is mute….because if one doesn't know how to use their knowledge properly……..It becomes useless.

So after he preaches about puffing up, he goes and promotes manmade puffed up emptiness of 'attendant record' and 'icecream'

This man is a false teacher. He preaches with more passion than he does truth. For some reason this video popped up on my browser but I'm not interested in listening to this preacher after I heard him preach against Christians who keep the fourth Commandment. The result of listening to this man will be a hateful passion. A passion to hate people. Be careful if you listen to this man he has a way of twisting scripture into saying something that it does not mean.

The only part of this great sermon I disagree with, is the idea that the sons of God are simply godly people. THEY ARE NOT! They are ANGELS! Why do I believe this? Because if you read Genesis 6, it clearly says that the giants come from the union of these sons of God with daughters of men. HOW CAN GIANTS COME FROM NORMAL HUMANS!?

I understand that false stories have been concocted out of this scripture, but to just pass it off as simply godly and ungodly people, is false. Remember, according to the book of Job, these sons of God were there when God was creating the foundations of the world.

Sons of God can mean children of Israel, Jesus Christ (THE Son of God), and even Christians. But they can also refer to ANGELS. Context is the key.

Steven Anderson, the so called man of God who openly admits to wanting to shoot gay people in the head. Whats wrong with trying to get salvation for them, they are sinning but they can be saved through the blood of Jesus. Don't tell me you wouldn't want them to come to your church building and give lots of money to you if they did.


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