When I was brand new in the Lord, someone gave me a Charles Capps pamphlet “In Him”. I remember it being all the scriptures that told who we were In Him. I used that booklet to memorize those scriptures, it really helped me to grow in the Lord.
And few years ago I realized I no longer remembered all those verses, and picked up a new, “In Him”, pamphlet .
I didn’t recognize the verses, realized it was now in NIV, and just left it alone. I am not a KJV, only guy, but that is the version I think, pray and sing scriptures from.
If I have a problem understanding a verse I will usually check out the Amplified or Expanded Versions, for clarification . Rarely NIV, RSV, PHILLIPS or any of the others.
That’s okay, times change I left it there. (Never have rememorized those scriptures ) . My loss.
A few months ago, a number of our church members were sick. I went looking for a Charles Capps booklet, “God’s Creative Power for Healing”.
I brought them to the sick folks asked them to pray the scriptures and trusted in the Lord.
They are all still elderly, 60 to 80 years old but so am I . What can you do?
In examination of this booklet , I was saddened to find, prayers with addresses of scriptures and not the scriptures themselves .
To my mind, this change reduced the value of this product by about 95%. We are no longer teaching scriptures or even scriptural prayers. Just prayers… not even remotely connected to the scriptures listed.
A Simple Disappointment. A once excellent tool, made useless by progress.
I will be checking back to see if maybe the originals are still available .