The Apocrypha and the King James Bible.

(7) Seven reasons the King James Translators gave for not incorporating the Apocrypha into the text of Scripture.

1) Not one of them is in the Hebrew language, which was
alone used by the inspired historians and penmen of the Old
(Hebrew is the language of God’s chosen people. They are
jealous for it. When the Prophets and other inspired writers
penned their words they used this divine language. The
authors of the Apocrypha did not write in Hebrew but Aramaic
and sometimes Greek.)

2) Not one of the writers lays any claim to inspiration.
(Although it is plain by reading the Apocrypha that the authors
of its individual books tried to make their finished product read
with the ring of Scripture, all of those writers were wise enough
not to pretend any influence of God when writing.)

3) These books were never acknowledged as sacred
Scriptures by the Jewish Church, and therefore were never
sanctioned by our Lord.
(The early Church Fathers rejected any claim of inspiration for
the Apocrypha and habitually ignored them when preparing
their sermons.)

4) They were not allowed a place among the sacred books
during the first four centuries of the Christian Church.
(Even during the time when there was some question as to
which books were inspired and which were not, the books of
the Apocrypha were never allowed status equal to the writings
of Isaiah, Jeremiah, or any other Old Testament writer.)

5) They contain fabulous statements, and statements which
contradict not only the canonical Scriptures, but themselves;
as when, in the two Books of Maccabees, Antiochus
Epiphanes is made to die three different deaths in as many
different places.
(Anyone who reads the Bible knows that it, in itself, makes
fabulous statements, but that it never contradicts itself nor
teaches such heresies as Purgatory and prayers for the dead.)

6) The Apocrypha inculcates doctrines at variance with the
Bible, such as prayers for the dead and sinless perfection.

7) It teaches immoral practices, such as lying, suicide,
assassination and magical incantation.
(None of these practices are either taught or accepted in divine

1. Roman Catholic Church – Integrated within true Scripture in an attempt to give it authenticity.
Locations within the Roman Catholic bible
1) Tobit – 14 chapters, follows Nehemiah.
2) Judith – 16 chapters, follows Tobit.
3) 1 Maccabees – 16 chapters, follows Esther.
4) 2 Maccabees – 15 chapters, follows 1 Maccabees.
5) Book of Wisdom – 19 chapters, follows the Song of Solomon.
6) Ecclesiasticus – 51 chapters, follows the Book of Wisdom
7) Baruch – 6 chapters, follows Lamentations.
8) additions to Esther.
9) additions to Daniel.

2. The Jews – The Jews have always jealously guarded their Holy
Scriptures. They have never accepted any of the apocryphal books or additions as genuine, although they saw their historic value.

3. The True Church – The early church also rejected them as canonical although many translations printed before the King James Bible included the Apocrypha for its historic value.
a. Early translations
1) The Old Latin
2) Jerome’s Vulgate – within the text
b. Pre-King James
1) The Coverdale Bible – between the Testaments
2) The Geneva Bible – between the Testaments

4. King James Bible – Not one of the translators of the King James Bible accepted the Apocrypha as inspired. By placing the Apocrypha between the testaments, they were following a precedent established centuries before they were even born. Anyone who claims that they accepted the Apocrypha as Scripture is either ignorant of the truth or intentionally misleading his hearers so as to damage the image of the King James Bible.

Just as a historical aside…
And the typo is not even in the sacred text…

Heart Disease is the leading cause of Death: Brett Boettcher. X

From X here

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Brett Boettcher
Heart disease is the leading cause of death

But it’s insulin resistance that causes heart disease, strokes, cancers and other inflammatory conditions

Since your doctor won’t help you avoid it, here are 42 sentences that will:
2:53 am · 16 Feb 2024

1) Insulin resistance occurs due to poor metabolic health

2) When you eat, your pancreas naturally releases insulin to absorb the sugar out of your bloodstream into the muscle, fat and liver cells

3) If sugar levels are chronically elevated, your body, like a drug addict, requires more insulin to have the same effect

4) You can be insulin resistant without any symptoms, since it’s a leading indicator and blood sugar is a lagging indicator

5) Once the pancreas is forced to start putting out more insulin, the body begins the process of dealing with increased inflammation

6) Over 88% of the population are not metabolically healthy based on blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides or waist circumference

7) Type II diabetes is really an advanced case of insulin resistance

8) A waist measurement of 40 inches or more for men is linked to insulin resistance which also happens to be the average waist size for men over 25

9) You can have insulin resistance without being overweight

10) Exercise and physical activity allow the muscle to pull sugar from your bloodstream and use it for fuel

11) Walking before or after meals, even for just 5 minutes, helps to stabilize blood sugar

12) Muscle is the most metabolically active tissue, the more of it you build, the more insulin sensitive you’ll be, all else being equal

13) Added sugar and refined grains are the foods most closely linked to insulin resistance

14) Drinking your calories is a recipe for poor metabolic health

15) Heart disease is an inflammatory cascade kicked off by insulin resistance, not cholesterol or meat

16) A diet high in omega 6/omega 3 ratio of fatty acids is linked to increased inflammation and disease

17) Seed oils (canola, safflower, sunflower, soybean etc) have high omega 6/3 ratios and are added to the majority of packaged foods because they are cheap and have a long shelf life

18) Eating more eggs and less toast for breakfast will improve your HDL (good cholesterol) while decreasing harmful triglycerides

19) Sun exposure decreased insulin resistance, insulin levels and triglycerides in a study on diabetics

20) Inactivity and obesity are the number 1 associations with insulin resistance

21) Carbs are not the enemy for everyone but for those with insulin resistance or specifically type II diabetes, reducing carb intake should be a focus until a normal baseline is achieved

22) Fasting has shown promising results for glucose control, gut health and improving insulin sensitivity

23) A high triglyceride to HDL ratio is one of the biggest risk factors for increased mortality

24) Conversely, a low ratio drastically decreases mortality risk. Triglycerides and HDL are both affected by improving your metabolic health

25) Resistance training raises HDL and lowers triglycerides and blood sugar

26) Inflammation to blood vessel walls leads to a cascade that can eventually choke off the blood supply resulting in heart attacks and strokes

26) Abdominal fat and insulin resistance results in inflammation to your organs that can eventually result in various cancers

27) Muscle mass lost due to aging greatly affects insulin sensitivity but can be combatted with resistance training

28) Studies show strength-trained 70 year olds can have greater quad strength than untrained 30 year olds. Resistance training is the fountain of youth

29) Insulin resistance places you at a higher risk for:

-Type II diabetes
-All-cause mortality
-Majority of cancers
-Alzheimer’s disease

30) Insulin resistance is prevented or reversed by:

-Lifting weights
-Shedding weight
-Regular activity (walking)
-Reducing processed foods

31) Reversing your insulin resistance will result in:

-Improved energy levels
-Less cravings for junk food
-Improved mental health
-Longer, happier life

32) Your children are more likely to have insulin resistance if you do, though this is more due to sharing your lifestyle than your genetics

33) Diets high in protein are inversely correlated with insulin resistance.

34) Refined grains like breads and pastas are quickly broken down into sugar in your bloodstream.

35) Chronic sugar in your bloodstream is damaging to the blood vessels, and results in crashes in energy when your body has to respond with a burst of insulin.

36) Type II diabetes occurs when your pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to manage the sugar, but the damage starts well before the that

37) Cardiologists we’re not important doctors years ago because heart disease is a modern issue caused by factory food and inactivity

38) Reversing even advanced insulin resistance is possible with the right mental fortitude, plan and lifestyle adjustments. But the longer you wait, the more challenging it becomes

39) When in doubt, eat farm foods. Meat, eggs, dairy and whole vegetables.

40) Resistance training helps build and maintain muscle, even in the elderly which is perhaps when it’s needed the most.

41) People with heart disease have more linoleic acid in their fat tissues. Linoleic acid makes up 20-70% of seed oils like soybean, canola, sunflower & corn

42) Exercise is important, but an active lifestyle is just as critical. Walk, bike, chase your kids, take the stairs, pick a 5K race and put it on the calendar as motivation.

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I missed Collective Soul and Simple Minds concert last week end here in Hamilton Waikato… because it was Pissing Down.

Simple Minds.

I’ve lost my credibility as a Die hard Rocker!!!

This Blog post is nothing more than a tribute to some great Bands that did an outdoor gig here in Waikato Hamilton which I would have loved to have seen… yet the weather was so atrocious I whimped out!
I have officially gotten old.
Collective Soul, Simple Minds, Texas, and Pseudo Echo!
What a line up!… and reports from friends who attended it was a fantastic show…. weather not withstanding.
I wimped out… Shame on me.

Greenstone Entertainment delivered yet another astounding line up of artists… They are certifiable legends in their own right having now through their many Summer music festivals facilitated Kiwis in the enjoyment of a staggering list of Music’s greatest artists for the past decade or more…
I have blogged about them in the past…
I missed out…

They have usually been held in Taupo, Whitianga, and Queenstown, yet this year Whitianga was substituted by holding this show in Hamilton instead.
Roumour has it that the usual venue in Whitianga has now fallen through never to be repeated, which is a bummer because the Coromandal peninsula is such a beautiful part of the country where many Kiwis enjoy their holidays.
Still I hope the Hamilton show was a financial success for the promoters as I just so happen to live in Hamilton and it would be jolly wonderful for me personally should they decide Hamilton is a worthy alternative for future festivals.

It is esp painful to realise I missed the opportunity to hear Collective Soul… a band I really dug in the 90s Grunge era… my heyday.

Nonetheless I will still shamelessly take this opportunity to blog about this event… because I love music… love these bands… and as Simple minds sing “… come in come out of the rain…”
Listening to them now on You tube makes me realise what a big mistake I made not braving the weather… Hardman gone soft.

Tim Wikiriwhi.
Music Critic.

More from Tim…



Rock legend and good guy Glenn Hughes pays his respects at Ronnie James Dio 4th year memorial.

Falling to Pieces …. Thank’s for the music Scott Weiland

Alice Cooper Goes to Hell. Nek Minnit!

Alice Cooper; ‘My life is dedicated to follow Christ’

Is God Dead? Black Sabbath.

BLACK SABBATH’s GEEZER BUTLER: ‘I Always Felt That God And Jesus Wanted Us To Love Each Other’: Blabbermouth. net

Megadeths Dave Mustaine is a Christian.

Brian Welch: From Korn to Jesus

Jimi vs Jesus.

Peter Steele Type 0 Negative. ‘Dead again Hipo-Christian’.

Hell is for the Self Righteous, Heaven is for Sinners.

and from my mate Richard…. about Blackie Lawless…
I came not to bring peace, but a sword