My Notes From Dr. Al Lacy's King James Bible Seminar (Page 2)
by David J. Stewart | May 2016
Psalms 138:2, “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”
I attended a King James Bible seminar taught by Pastor Al Lacy (1933-2016) on July 27-31, 1992 at Hyles-Anderson College. It was one of my most cherished and memorable memories. I was privileged to meet Pastor Gayle Russ and his son from Evansville, Indiana, at the event. What a blessing! I took diligent notes. I found my old notes while looking through a box of old things this week. My heart leaped when I found the note pad. So here are my notes from the King James Bible seminar. I pray they will be as much a blessing to you as they still are to me.
*Jesus walked 65 miles to be baptized by a Baptist.
*Any baptism other than Baptist is harlot baptism. Acts 13:1 - God knew where to go for His servants, Antioch (not to the Salvation Army).
Acts 13:3 - Disciples sent out from Antioch to start churches.
*The doctrine of the Lord is pure truth!
*Our King James Bible came from the manuscripts assembled at Antioch, not Alexandria.
*To say John wasn't a Baptist is like saying a guy who paints is not a painter, et cetera.
Acts 15:35-41 - Paul's getting ready to go again and Barnabas wants to bring John Mark with. Paul and Barnabas split. Barnabas is never mentioned again. We hear a lot more about Paul. God stood by Paul. What does this tell us? God doesn't want us running with compromisers. John Mark at one time was a compromiser and Paul wouldn't have him, but eventually John Mark (who wrote the book of Mark) got right and became a great help to Paul.
- ALEXANDRIA - Alexandria is in Egypt and God does not like Egypt.
*Egypt was a place of licentiousness, rape and murder. Genesis 12:10-13 - Abraham was afraid. Why? Egypt was a vile land where God's people were held in slavery. It was in Egypt where Pharaoh slaughtered little children (Exodus 1).
Exodus 20:2 - “a house of bondage”
Deuteronomy 17:16 - Stay away from Egypt - “return no more”
Hosea 11:1 - Israel being God's son (nearful); Matthew 2:19-21 - Jesus at age two came out of Egypt (farful). God does not like Egypt!
Genesis 47:29-30 - Jacob tells Joseph, “Don't bury me in Egypt!” Jacob didn't want to be buried ther, so they carried his bones around for 300 years.
Revelation 11:8 - God likens Egypt to Sodom.
QUESTION: If you were God, would you bring your pure Word out of a corrupt place such as Alexandria? No way! Alexandria was a seedbed of humanism! It was founded by Alexander the Great.
Acts 18:24-26 - Alexandria was known for error. God had to use Aquila and Priscilla to strengthen Apollos. “they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.” Apollos was born at Alexandria.
Romans 16:3-5 - Who were Aquila and Priscilla? They were close friends of Paul. They had a New Testament church in their home.
Luke was probably Paul's best friend.
Acts 27:1-6 (verse 6 - A ship of Alexandria was going to carry Paul to Rome, Italy so Nero could cut off his head).
Acts 28:11 - Alexandrian ship again - “we departed in a ship of Alexandria”; Verse 14 - “we went toward Rome”; Verse 16 - They arrive in Rome. It was here years later that Nero beheaded him.
*“Pantaenus” - Founded the Catechetical School in Alexandria about 180 A.D. based on humanistic philosophy. HERESY! Pantaenus attacked the Scriptures (no infallible Scriptures). It is still the doctrine of Alexandria today.
Twenty years later “Clement” (150-215 AD) took Pantaenus place and mixed religion with philosophy to produce corrupt manuscripts.
II Corinthians 2:17 - “corrupt” (Many at Paul's time were corrupting the Bible).
II Peter 3:15-16 - In Peter's time there were those who were perverting the Bible.
Verse 17 - WATCH OUT CHRISTIAN! Peter calls Scripture wrestling “the error of the wicked”!
Verse 17 - “being led away” From what? From believing the Bible is infallible!
*Clement mocked Jesus' miracles , flat out denied the deity, and taught his students against the Bible.
Adamanchus Origen (185-254 AD) - Took over after Clement as president. The Devil was his father. A hateful enemy of the Bible. The most influential religious figure of his generation. He produced a 6-volume Bible. He changed all he disagreed with, like creation. You can find this information in a good public library. Origen described the Trinity as a hierarchy, not as an equality of Father, Son, and Spirit. Origen wrote many books. One being “The Logos Doctrine,” attacking the deity of Christ.
*Origen was the real founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses (JW's).
*Origen taught that only the original manuscripts were perfect. He did not believe in an inerrant Bible, as most Bible colleges today don't believe either.
IT ALL CORRUPTED IN ALEXANDRIA! Our enemies are literal Alexandrians today!
*Eusevius lived during Constantine's time. Constantine told Eusevius to produce a Bible that all people would like. Obviously a King James Bible wouldn't have sufficed. Eusevius took Origen's place and used his doctrine.
*Jerome used Eusevius' Bible which was from Origen's work. Jerome wrote the Catholic Bible.
*In 1546 - Alexandrian Catholic Bible by Jerome.
“Apocrypha” means not inspired.
- Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901)
- Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828-1892)
These two men produced a Bible over 30 years which was Alexandrian based.
*All Bibles today used this corrupt text, except the King James Bible and the Catholic Bible. The Catholic Bible came from the Vaticanus Text.
*Westcott and Hort were liberal, class A, heretics and Origen, Eusevius and Jerome were their heroes. Going on record to say, “The Bible was to be treated no better than any other Book.” Evolution without God was taught. No Bible could be taken literally. They were Mary worshippers. They attended séances. They were spiritualists.
Job 14:4 - Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one, unclean men cannot yield purity!
Matthew 7:15-20 - Satan is the author of confusion!
*Don't judge Dr. Hyles by the accusations. Anybody can make up a lie. Look at his fruit (Matthew 7:20).
*The green monster of jealousy has ruined many a men.
150 AD - There was a scholar at the First Baptist Church (literally) of Antioch named “Lucion.” He taught his students that they held the infallible, inerrant, Words of God in their hand. A warrior against pagan philosophy! A Baptist! He taught his students to rely on God's Word.
Antiochan ideology = Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God.
*Erasmus (a Greek scholar) published a Greek Bible, put aside the Alexandrian manuscripts, and published a Greek New Testament in Rotterdam. The Waldensians/Anabaptists (“Ana” means “to do it over again”; They would re-baptize those who were already baptized in other religions).
*In 1523 Erasmus wrote a book about the Waldensians, professing faith in Christ. Pope Paul IV said no Roman Catholic could read Erasmus' books. He put out five New Testament texts.
*July 22, 1604 - King James I announced he had selected 54 men to translated the Bible into English (seven men dropped out before the work began because they felt unqualified). There were 47 men. They averaged 60 years of age. They averaged 40 years of Greek and Hebrew. Three men died during the translation.
Forty-four men did the translating in 6 groups:
- Two Westminster
- Two Oxford
- Two Cambridge
For three years these men did nothing but pray for God's help before they started.
*The King James translators were humble and didn't feel worthy to do it. Today's yardbirds claim to be doing the world a favor.
*Each group took a section of the Bible. These groups met periodically to compare one another's work, and each man's translation was read aloud so the others could here. They even washed their hands and prayed before they started each time.
*Baby baptism did not start in England until about 20 years after the King James Bible.
*Each man of each group would translate each book in his allotted section.
*When the authorized Bible was finished, 12 men (two from each group) spent 10-12 hours daily restudying their work (especially hard areas in translating). In 1910 it was sent to the royal publisher and the first printed Bible authorized by King James came off the press in 1611.
*James would not allow tobacco to be sold in England—Don't tell me he was a queer!
*22 years after the King James Bible, the traditional text came out.
QUESTION: Why did God use 44 puritans instead of Baptists to translate the Bible? ANSWER: Simple, because Baptists were not living long enough to become scholars. They were being murdered!
*What good is a phantom Bible?
*How can I trust in some originals that do not exist?
*There never has been a collection of 66 original books. Most were already decayed when the latter part of the Old Testament was written.
Autographs = original parchments (in neo-evangelical terms)
*Alexandrian double-talk (They're good at it!) - Just give them a lot rope and they'll hang themselves.
*Even the Alexandrians will call the King James Bible “the Word of God,” yet say it's inerrant—DOUBLE TALK! Would God produce an imperfect Word? Pensacola does this! This constitutes criminal deception!
Romans 12:7 - Why don't these bird dogs get honest and just admit they don't believe God's Word! It all goes back to “Yea, hath God said” (“said,” not “asked”)!
*It all boils down to man wanting authority over God's Word. Man wants to run his own life!
*Watch out for the Alexandrian PhD's who think they know more than God!
Psalms 102:18, “This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.” Future generations are created by God.
Isaiah 59:21 - “words” (plural) to be preserved. Isaiah 59:21, “As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.”
Psalms 102:18 - “shall be written for the generation to come” (preservation).
“The originals were inerrant.” Prove it! By what authority do you know the originals were inspired? Don't you dare use a Bible verse if you believe it has errors in it! Satan is the God of the Alexandrians!
*John MacArthur teaches that God promised to preserve the content. THIS IS A LIE! Where does he get his authority for this?
*I have an authority because I believe the Bible is inspired!
*There was a day when all people spoke one language.
Mark 16:15-16 - “he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” You say, “Baptism is necessary to salvation” — Keep reading, “But he that believeth not shall be damned.” We are damned for not believing, not for not being baptized.
Also, verse 15, “Go ye into all the world”:
- You can't baptize jail inmates.
- How would you baptize in the desert?
- How about at the South Pole?
Baptism is not a means of salvation, but is only an evidence of salvation.
*The King James Bible has been translated into more than 900 languages.
*There were no original manuscripts in Paul's day.
Romans 15:4 - Paul claimed he had the Scriptures, even those he only had copies (not originals). The originals were in Hebrew anyway.
*The King James Bible has undergone six editions, not revisions.
“Revisions” - “to look over and correct.” The first King James Bible had some printer mistakes, but no translation errors; The second edition took care of this.
Edit = “to prepare for publication” (The form of the spelling has changed). The King James Bible has never been revised, only edited (because spellings back then were changing quickly).
*A double-minded man in all his ways in unstable. An Alexandrian is unstable! Again, God is not the author of confusion!
*Alexandrians have no common sense because they're so filled with hate towards the King James Bible and us.
Psalms 89:34 - God promises not to alter anything He has said. Nor will he go back on his word. If God won't change His mind, what gives us a right to do so?
II Timothy 3:15 - Paul had no originals, yet called His (Timothy's) writings “Scripture.” - “that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures.”
605 BC - First invasion - Nobles taken and Daniel (II Chronicles 36:2-7).
Daniel 1 - Nebuchadnezzar teaches Jews a new language.
Daniel 2:4; II Kings 18:26 - The Syrian language later became known as the Aramaic.
70 years later in 535 BC, Cyrus (King of Persia), conquers Babylon (Jeremiah 25:1 11-12).
Ezra 1:1-4 - The temple is rebuilt and the Jews go back to Jerusalem. Most Jews had already died during the 40 years, so the children who had grown and come out of captivity spoke and wrote Aramaic, not Hebrew as their fathers did.
Nehemiah 8:1-3 - Ezra was a scribe and priest (verse 6 - “And all the people answered, Amen, Amen” - People were Baptists back then!). Note: Ezra had to speak in Aramaic! That's the only language all the Jews knew! (verse 6 - “all the people”). Obviously, Nehemiah had a translation.
Nehemiah 8:1 - Wow! They had “the book of the law of Moses”! It had to be a copy. Neo's bring up translations more than anything. Remember, where's your authority by which you claim what you do? You can't use Scripture because you don't believe it's perfect.
*You could have and read eight different Bibles and it would sound like tongues if read out loud simultaneously. God is not the author of confusion.
*Matthew 27:46 - Matthew translates Jesus' words for us (verse 47 - The Jews thought he was calling Elijah - “Eli, Eli” is Hebrew. Obviously, these Jews did not know Hebrew, but Aramaic.
Psalms 12:6-7 - Seven is God's number of perfection!
THE FIRST SEVEN LANGUAGES GOD PUT HIS WORD IN:
- Old Syriac
- Old Latin
- English (God's number of perfection - The Authorized Version 1611 King James Bible)
Since 1611, the next 158 years, the English language underwent rapid changes. Remember, it was editions, not revisions!
KING JAMES BIBLE EDITIONS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:
- 1769 (This is what we have, perfectly punctuated). There will never be a number eight!
The English people during these 158 years tried to lay down some ground rules.
“Charity” means sacrificial love.
No man could write the Bible, and no man would write the Bible if he could (because it condemns man). Man is trying to destroy it!
*The King James Bible has 810,697 words (including italics).
*The King James Bible contains 31,175 verses. (Note: Respectfully, Dr. Al Lacy is wrong, there are actually 31,102 verses in the King James Bible, and no center verse. I just want to be as factual as possible. These errant statistics on the King James Bible are all over the internet and in preaching tapes).
*God hovers over His Word. After all, He's magnified it above His name.
Psalms 118:8 - “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man” (This verse is the center of the Bible). Wow! There are 14 words (double times 7). Seven for the Old Testament and seven for the New Testament. Notice the middle two words, “the Lord” is the center of His Word.
Psalms 118:8 - The Lord is at the center of His Word.
1382 - Wycliffe translated an English Bible. Where is it today? Is Matthew 24:35 a lie?
1536 - The Tyndale Bible. Where is it? Was it God's Word? No!
1550 - The Geneva Bible, by puritans. Where is it? Is it inspired? No!
The King James Bible has stood the test of time! I don't care what “Dr. dry as dust” says!
Mark 12:12-13 - an “unclean spirit” and “a devil.”
Luke 8:2 - “evil spirits”
Ephesians 2:2 - Satan is a spirit!
Demon = a devil; evil spirit; or a person or thing regarded as evil or cruel (Webster's dictionary)
Devil = A (The chief evil spirit, Satan; or, B) Any demon of Hell, or a very wicked or reckless person (Webster's dictionary).
No problem! The problem is in the minds of the Alexandrians!
John 6:70 - Judas called “a devil”! Judas is a devil (diabolos in the Greek).
Capital “S” or lower case “s” with Holy Spirit has to do with the job the Holy Spirit is performing at that given time.
“Pneuma” (Greek) = Air
Romans 8:16 - “itself” (neuter) is proper; Air is not feminine or masculine. “Itself” is correct. “Himself” would be heresy (Romans 8:26).
I Peter 1:11 - “spirit of Christ” and “it”
John 4:21-23 - “God” is neuter here. “We know WHAT (neuter) we worship” - God is called “what”!
The Holy Spirit is called “it”! Even the NIV calls God “what” in John 4:21-23. Yet, Neo's criticize Romans 8:16 in the King James Bible, saying that calling the Holy Spirit “itself” is disrespectful. (Brussels sprouts in the Girl Scouts; Pinto beans in the Marines)
Even the new King James Version calls the father “what.” They're being two-faced and no wonder—THEY'RE DOUBLE-MINDED!
Luke 1:34-35 - Jesus is called “a holy thing” (neuter). “holy one” in the NIV.
Revelation 1:5 - The Lamb of God is called “it” (neuter). The NIV and NKJV call Jesus “it” here. Those hypocrites!
Dr. Milton is an idiot, not a Baptist! He says in the King James Bible “Ecclesia” shouldn't be “Church,” yet he preaches in “churches” (a double standard). If the King James Bible is so bad, why does he speak in “churches”?
Baptizo was transliterated.
1644 - Sprinkling began in the English church - See: The History of English Baptists (Thomas Crosby), and An Essay to Restore the Dipping of Infants (John Floyer), and A History of the Baptists (John T. Christian). You'll find in these books that the English Church immersed people until 1644 when baptizing. “Immersed” means completely dunked in water.
To translate “baptizo” from Greek would make it “dip” or “immerse” in English - God knew what He was doing! We associate “church” and “baptize” with God!
Romans 8:1 - “who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” The Alexandrian texts leave this out! They say it is heresy, but Romans 8:8-9 explains this truth. They claim that a period, not a comma, should follow Jesus Christ in Romans 8:1, but they're wrong!
Easter = a 5 day (the last 5 days of April 26-30) pagan holiday season.
Ishtar (Easter in English) is the feminine God. Sometimes it was 4 and not 5 days. Ishtar was the goddess or reproduction. Esther was not called “Esther” until she became queen. They attributed the changes of nature to Ishtar. Both the rabbit and the egg are symbols of reproduction. Easter has absolutely nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ!
*29 times “pasca” is found in the Textus Receptus. 28 times the King James Bible translated it “Passover” and once “Easter.” Why?
Exodus 12:1-21 (April 14 = Passover, one day). Leviticus 23:5-6 - The Day of Passover was always one day!
Numbers 28:16-17 and Deuteronomy 16:3 (April 15-21 were the seven days of unleavened bread, which followed Passover).
Joshua 4:19 and 5:10-11 - The Days Of Unleavened Bread always followed Passover.
Acts 12:3-4, “And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 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.” Since verse three says it was the Days of Unleavened Bread, verse four couldn't be Passover, so “Easter” is correct in the King James Bible. The Alexandrian texts all say “Passover,” which is heresy!
Ezra 6:19-22 (April 14 - Seven days of unleavened bread) - The Jews did what God had told them to.
The Passover day is never part of the feast of unleavened bread.
Easter is April 26-30 - Herod was waiting until after Easter, not Passover. It couldn't be translated “Passover” because the word “after” precedes it. Passover cannot come after the days of unleavened bread (April 15:21). Herod worshipped Ishtar (Easter).
Acts 12:4 - The NIV and NKJV incorrectly translate this word “Passover.”
MORE ALEXANDRIAN TRANSLATING ERRORS
Deuteronomy 8:3 - The word “word” is in italics (i.e., added by the translators). Is it inspired? Jesus quotes “word” from Deuteronomy 8:3 in Matthew 4:4, which is non-italicized. Jesus shows us how right the translators were!
I Samuel 17:51 and II Samuel 21:19 - The NIV says “Elhanan” slew Goliath, not David.
I Chronicles 20:5 and II Samuel 21:19 - The added italics, “the brother of” are absolutely essential to the meaning. The Alexandrian texts don't use any italics, so the passage is inaccurately translated. Thank God for the perfect King James Bible!
*Kenneth Taylor developed throat cancer and they had to cut his throat out. He was the so-called author of the Living Bible. He told David Otis Fuller in private that he knew it was God's judgment on him for tampering with His Word.
Our manmade courtrooms use court recorders to type down every word. Why? Words are important to man! Don't tell me God doesn't care about words.
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Evangelist (“Al”) Lew Arlen Lacy
(April 23, 1933 - June 26, 2016)
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