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Old 07-09-2009, 09:25 AM
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After the warm welcome I got here and because the LORD impressed on me the need I have posted a longer testimony, just ya all know more about me.

I was born and raised here in Colorado and have never lived anywhere else in my whole 50+ years. I was saved in the early 80's. Was raised in a Baptist church and grew up in a time when the KJB was the most used version. Never heard about other vesions until I was in jr. high and went to church at my Grandma's church where they were teaching out of Good News for Modern Man New Testament (Mennonite church). In 1976 I went to a bible college in Denver and everyone it seemed used a different version. I used a number of different versions, but stayed pretty much with my KJB because I had memorized so much out of it and it felt comfortable to me.

In 1982 a friend from my college days and his wife came to visit my wife and I. He was all excited about the church he was attending in Denver and a study they were doing on the preservation of the KJB. For the first time I heard of manuscript evidence and proofs God's Word was most acurately preserved in the KJB. I later accepted a youth pastor position in that same church and through the constant preaching of a true bible believing pastor I realized I was a sinner and needed to be saved.

It hasn't been an easy road, I have walked away from the LORD and church a number of times over those years. My own foolish ideas and not anyone else is to blame. God has always been there the whole time drawing me back.

He has chastised me in a number of ways, including taking my dear wife from me and taking here to be with him. I guess now in my life I am tired of fighting the pull of Christ on me and am back where I need to be.

I am not proud of this testimony, but I am a truthful man and want everyone to know up front where I am coming from. I have never lost or given up my belief that the KJB bible is the true and preserved inerrant Word of God since the first moment I started studying it out. It is the only Bible I read, though I do have others versions in my library I have collected over the years.

I am a lurker, I read and learn more than I speak. On another forum some here frequent, I am known as glrhodes50. Just wanted folks to know.