RV Church Life is a ministry that God had led Tim and Judy Hall to take the church of the Lord Jesus Christ as a mission to Campers in campgrounds, as full-time campers, ministering all campers from the weekenders to full-timers like us (Which there are 1.3 million that say they live in their RV’s). Our prayer is that as God blesses and provides the church will be blessed and lost come to a real relationship with Christ our Lord, either at the “Church in the Park” meeting or through campers sharing with other camper the message through the internet (Youtube, Facebook, www.rvchurchlife.com www.RV.church).
Our goal is to be obedient to what we believe the Lord has called us to do, the preaching the pure word of God from His Holy scripture.
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service. When a person is born in this physical body we are given talents, when a person is born again by the blood of Jesus Christ we are given the gift of the Father (The Holy Spirit) which takes up residence in the believer. The Holy Spirit brings with Him gifts of the Holy Spirit which are used with our talents and testimony to point others to Christ. Our desire becomes that others see Christ in us as we honor and bring glory to His name.
Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, Who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. Salvation of man is; “by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and not by the works of man, lest we should boast”
Baptism & the Lord's Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Evangelism & Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations... to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
The Lord's Day
The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. …It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion. The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week (Saturday) designated by God from the beginning as a day of rest.
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. …Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.
The Christian & the Social Order
All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society... in the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death...
Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. ... The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation... Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage.
Why I am not a King James Only;
Though I cut my teeth on it and set under King James Only preachers
I. The Bible says
Proverbs 30:6, (KJV),
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Proverbs 30:6, (NKJV)
6 Do not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.
Proverbs 30:6, (New American Standard Bible)
6 Do not add to His words
Or He will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar.
Proverbs 30:6 (New Revised Standard Version)
6 Do not add to his words,
or else he will rebuke you, and you will be found a liar.
Revelation 22:18-19, (KJV)
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Revelation 22:18-19, (NKJV)
18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Revelation 22:18-19 (New American Standard Bible)
18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.
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Revelation 22:18-19 (New Revised Standard Version)
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book; 19 if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this boo
Revelation 22:18-19 (Wycliffe Bible The first Bible translated into English)
18 And I witness to each man hearing the words of prophecy of this book, if any man shall put to these things, God shall put on him the vengeances written in this book [God shall put upon him the plagues written in this book].
19 And if any man do away of the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away the part of him from the book of life, and from the holy city, and from these things that be written in this book.
I give you these different English Transitions, so that you can see that the verses most quote to secure their right to be King James Only is in ALL Translations. Because it is in the original Bible given to the Prophets of old. (Which was written in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic)
I believe and will forever stand on that the Bible in its original printing as given by God is infallible, without era. Which was written in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic.
As men began to translate it in to other languages, is when problems come. As some translate Thought for thought and others, word for word. But not are there always words in each language that is a direct match for those in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. Thus, man has done the best he can. Some translators have a goal in translating to be accurate in translating no matter how difficult it may read, while others try to translate for readability.
Since our concern is with the KJV, I will share with you there were 11 English translations before the KJV was translated. To date there have been 450 English translations of the Bible with the New Revised Standard version being the most commonly preferred for its accuracy by Bible Scholars. I prefer the New American Standard, which I used to show you the comparisons of the scripture. I normally preach out of the NKJV because my roots in the KJV.
But I like to study out of NASB for the accuracy of the wording.
I have read the Bible through about 30 times and in many different translations, and found them to read the same.
By the way, nowhere is the scripture is the KJV mentioned or any other translation.
As it was not printed or authorized by king James until the year 1611
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So why is the KJV so popular?
King James of England authorized Scribes to put together a Bible translation that would bring his kingdom together. Though king James himself was not a follower of Christ and neither did he require the scribes who translate it to be, it became a well-accepted translation because he, king James Authorized it and declared it the official Bible of England and the only Bible of the English Church. He was a monarch and could do that, he was also known to be a Homosexual, but he desired to keep his constituents happy, thus, he made the king James Bible available to all people, which had never been done before.
Most people have never seen an original 1611 Authorized King James Version
The “Thee” would actually be spelled “Theee” in an original translation.
The KJV has been revised a couple of times, it is printed in the front of most KJV Bibles.
II. King James does not respect or reverence for the God head
The KJV nor NIV are respectful to the God head, all others are, please notice the underlined words in the following scripture.
John 3:16 (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (NKJV)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (New International Version)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (New American Standard Bible 1995)
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
This is just one example as you read the Bible, it is the same all the way through.
I was taught in school you capitalize Deity to show respect.
As you will see the NIV is the same as KJV in doing this, and some others
This is one of the main reasons I like the NKJV and NASB
As I was reading the KJV I found myself translating it so it could be understood, so I went to a Bible I did not have to translate.
As I also have a problem knowing who Thee and Thou art.
Most the people I know also have this problem
I normally preach out of the NKJV because my roots in the KJV.
But I like to study out of NASB for the accuracy of the wording
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III. With previous information in mind we discover
As in most arguments, people mention there are scripture in the KJV, that are only listed as a side note in other translations, or not at all included. Actually, those scripture do not change the message of the Bible, with them or without them. I have never heard any quote any of them. It is believed that while king James hired scribes were translating, not only did they used the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic, but they also used some of the 11 previous English translations, which were Bibles used by some of the priest, which had notes they had put in them, which the KJV scribes translated over into their translation as scripture.
Another interesting point that I believe has damaged the witness of the church today. Is the fact that the KJV is the only translation that has the word “Easter” in it.
Acts 12:4 (KJV)
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Acts 12:4 (New King James Version)
4 So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.
Acts 12:4 (New American Standard Bible)
4 When he had arrested him, he put him in prison, turning him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending only after the Passover to bring him before the people.
Acts 12:4 (New International Version)
4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
My theory of why the KJV is the only translation with the word Easter in it is. Remember King James, who authorized the KJV and probably never read it himself, was not a follower of Christ. So, he did not require the scribes he hired to translate it to be followers of Christ, only that they be able to translate from Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic into English.
With that in mind it would make since that the person that was translating this particular verse was a follower of the many gods that were worshiped at that time, and when he saw the date, his thoughts went Easter not Passover. By definition “Easter” is the celebration of the goddess Eastre. Easter happens to occur of the same day as the Passover and now the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Eastre is the fictional goddess of fertility (Thus the Rabbits and Eggs). So, for this reason when I pastor a church, I lead the church to say we are celebrating The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave (Resurrection Sunday). Because we do not celebrate Easter. You see, if a church celebrates Easter, they are not a Christian Church.
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I got this information about Easter from a Webster dictionary I own, published in 1957, which says “Easter comes from a paschal feast, originally a festival in honor of the goddess of spring, Eastre.” By the way, Eastre is the fictional goddess of fertility.” That explains were the rabbit and egg came into the Easter picture. Also, you find newer dictionaries have changed this definition, but it does not mean it has changed the meaning. Easter has nothing to do with Christ our Lord.
I pray that this will help those who consider me a heretic because I do not preach the KJV Only message see where I am coming from. Thank you for your prayers and love.
His servant and friend Tim Hall