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Mike’s World View

Coffee with Mike airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on KREJ and KSNS at 8:30 AM and re-airs on KREJ at 5 PM. Station manager Mike Henry shares Scripture, community birthdays, announcements, trivia, and station news, and discusses current events. He regularly writes a column “Mike’s World View” for The Gyp Hill Premiere; these are the most recent articles. Comments are welcome; please email us using our contact us form.

11-18-19 KJV

A church committee was discussing which translation of the Bible to use when a member said, “I think we should use the King James Version. If it was good enough for the apostles, it’s good enough for me.” The KJV is certainly old and majestic, but it only dates back to 1611, not the 1st century. How embarrassing.

Years ago, a friend of mine was King James only, so I bought a copy of the original 1611 translation, gave it to him, and said, “See if you can read this.” The wording and punctuation from back then was quite different than today. The point being that language evolves, and revisions, even improved translations, are necessary from century to century.

We don’t have any of the original manuscripts, but the copies and translations down through the centuries have been remarkably accurate. Only a few verses and phrases are even in question, with the meaning never in doubt. That in itself is miraculous. God has truly preserved His Word. There are a few unscrupulous translations out there, but they have been largely discredited.

Personally, I use the New King James Version of the Bible (“Who is this new king?” an old friend used to ask), but I would never disparage my fellow believers for using a different translation. Commentary Bibles are also popular, but we should always remember that the notes and comments are not inspired. The old Scofield Reference Bible promoted a dispensational theology that many fundamental churches unfortunately accepted as cardinal doctrine.

While one person on the committee said something incredibly stupid, another person said something incredibly wise. She said, “I think the best translation is the one you faithfully read and practice.” Amen!

11-11-19 Impeachment

It was almost humorous to watch the Democrats sound so somber concerning the recent impeachment vote in the House, when inside you know they were jumping for joy. We’ll see if they are jumping for joy a year from now.

This impeachment push is a high risk political move and may be a sign of desperation. The House vote was purely partisan with no Republicans voting for it and two Democrats joining them. It can be said that there is bi-partisan opposition to impeachment.

Democrats apparently think that they should be exempt from investigation, especially if they’re running for president. President Trump is being accused of a quid pro quo with Ukraine, while Joe Biden boasts about doing that very thing when he was vice president. Trump can simply argue that he wants corruption investigated in any country that we are giving aid to. If Hunter and Joe Biden are affected by that, too bad. Hunter Biden had no business being there in the first place.

The founders never intended that impeachment should be used as a political tactic (there’s no expectation of conviction and removal by the Senate) in an election year to damage a political opponent. This is unprecedented. I don’t ever cite the polls (ask Hillary how accurate they are), but I’m guessing that sane voters, especially in the swing states, have had enough of Democrats continually attacking this president instead of doing their job as legislators. It’s pretty pathetic when you care more about hurting the president than helping your constituents.

11-4-19 Forgiveness

We normally think that “armed and dangerous” describes a criminal, but sometimes it applies to the police. Such was the case with Dallas police officer Amber Guyger. She was cell phone distracted, sending racy pictures to her boyfriend, and walked into the wrong apartment.

The apartment belonged to Botham Jean, who was sitting on the couch eating popcorn watching football. He had tragically left the front door ajar. Officer Guyger walked in and shot him dead before realizing that she was in the wrong apartment.

It was clearly an accident, and she was clearly negligent. I think the sentence of ten years in prison was about right, although she’ll only serve five. What an amazing scene at the sentencing when Brandt Jean forgave Amber Guyger for killing his brother and gave her a big hug. What a picture of grace, especially since one was white and the other black. After the trial, Judge Tammy Kemp, who was also African-American, gave Amber a hug, her own Bible, and urged her to follow Jesus. Wow!

The preacher in me can’t help but make application. We have all sinned, whether in thought, word, or deed, and fallen far short of the glory of God. Jesus, nevertheless, stands ready, with outstretched arms, to receive us, if we will only come to Him in repentance and faith. Have you experienced this awesome soul-saving hug from our Lord Jesus Christ? It’s truly life changing and the beginning of a new life.

Check out: John 3:16, Luke 15:11-24, I John 1:8-9

10-28-19 Sore Losers

There are few things worse than a sore loser. Democrats simply cannot accept the fact that they lost to the likes of Donald J. Trump in the 2016 election. They have worked tirelessly ever since to undue the election results and oust a duly-elected president. This is unprecedented in American politics. Normal people accept a political loss and try for the next election, but that’s not what we are seeing.

Why is the media so obsessed with taking down this president? Well, for one thing, Trump outsmarted them in 2016. The liberal media unwittingly helped elect him by giving him extensive coverage during the campaign. They thought it would expose how unfit he was for the job, but the opposite happened. It reminds me of Archie Bunker in the old sitcom All in the Family. The writers intended to mock Archie Bunker, but most people liked him. They thought his progressive son-in-law was indeed a meathead.

Furthermore, the media’s not used to a president that punches back. Have you heard how he speaks to them at a press conference? He calls them names right to their faces, and you know what? They deserve it. They report anything negative on the president, real or imagined, and completely ignore his accomplishments.

Congressman Al Green gave it away the other day when he said, “If we don’t impeach him, he’ll get re-elected.”

Democrats are playing a dangerous game by using government agencies and officials to plot a coup against the president. I don’t know what a 21st century civil war looks like, and I don’t want to find out. If President Trump is impeached and removed from office over a phone call, all hell will break loose. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail. I think Republicans understand what’s going on and will prevent such. To those with Trump derangement syndrome I say, “Get some help.”

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