A DAY OF DARKNESS — KJV (King James Version) Bible Verse List



King James Version Bible verse list compiled by Bill Kochman concerning the topic “According to Our Works”. Visit my page at www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/ to see all the lists I’ve compiled to date. Thanks!

“If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?”
Proverbs 24:12, KJV

“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”
Matthew 16:27, KJV

“And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:”
1 Peter 1:17, KJV

“. . . I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”
Revelation 2:23b, KJV

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”
Revelation 14:13, KJV

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.”
Revelation 20:12-13, KJV

“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lords money. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, WELL DONE, THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: ENTER THOU INTO THE JOY OF THY LORD. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: ENTER THOU INTO THE JOY OF THY LORD. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Matthew 25:14-30, KJV


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630+ Topical KJV Bible Verse Lists on CSNet



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Bill’s Bible Basics Articles: A Treasure Trove of God’s Word



Ever since I was a boy in my early teens, I have had a keen interest in the Bible. Back then, not knowing any better, I read a version of the New Testament called “Good News for Modern Man”. Then, in late 1971, I switched to the 1611 Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible, which I have used as my primary study Bible ever since.

Like many of you, I have always believed in God, and I possessed a sincere hunger for understanding His Word. I wanted to know what it all meant. Of course, back then, being rather young, and not having anyone to properly assist me, I arrived at a few erroneous understandings. But from that time until now, I have embarked on a personal journey to unravel the many mysteries of God’s Word.

The three hundred plus articles and series which you find on the Bill’s Bible Basics website are the results of my labors over these past fifty years. They represent my personal understanding of what certain passages mean. In some cases, you may agree with my views, while perhaps in other instances you may not. But whatever the case may be, it is my hope and prayer that you will be blessed and inspired by what you read here, and that you will find some of the answers which you seek.

You can check out the latest and most recently updated Bill’s Bible Basics articles and series at the following URL:

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May God bless you as you delve into the wonders of His magnificent Word.

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SOCIAL NETWORKS VS. CHRISTIANS — a commentary by Bill Kochman



Some time ago, I dedicated some time to try to understand why certain third party blogging tools — such as auto-posters and re-posters — no longer work on some of the popular social networks. A person may have successfully used such syndication tools for quite some time — perhaps even years — to auto-post and re-post perhaps many hundreds or even thousands of images to their favorite social networks, and then the tools suddenly stopped working.

So, why does it happen? Well, quite simply, my observation is that it is because the owners and administrators of some social networks are becoming a lot more restrictive and stringent regarding people who rely upon such auto-posting and re-posting mechanisms to post memes to their networks.

The fact of the matter is that in the eyes of certain social network owners and administrators, when an end user posts the same image on the network more than once — which is exactly what auto-posting, and particularly re-posting, is designed to do — they view it as spam, and they obviously want to stop it. They want to stop YOU in your tracks.

The truth is, to a certain degree, I understand why some social network overseers have chosen such a restrictive path in regards to what they allow to be posted on their social networks. Furthermore, I will honestly admit that they have a right to do it as well. After all, it is their social network, and they make the rules, whether we like them or agree with them or not.

The bottom line is that in addition to trying to stop money scammers, false advertisers, political manipulators, online child predators, porn site promoters and similar ilk, social network owners and administrators want fresh, new content constantly populating their networks. After all, that is what keeps their networks alive and interesting. They don’t want the same old, regurgitated content which never seems to die. And that is why some of them have obviously declared all-out war on auto-posting and re-posting mechanisms. They want to put an end to content which they view as spam.

Now, from what I have been able to determine through some of my own tests, one of their big targets is graphics which are constantly re-uploaded, re-posted and re-circulated. To combat this, these social network owners have implemented certain mechanisms, bots, algorithms, or whatever you want to call them, which can detect when a person has previously uploaded a particular image. If they do make that determination, they will stop you in your tracks after you have uploaded that same image so many number of times. Exactly what that number may be is a big secret. The social network may possibly publish the text portion of your post, but the image will be nowhere to be found.

Some smart users may try to find ways to get around the blockades which have been imposed by certain social networks. If you happen to fall into this bracket, then listen up. One approach is to rename one’s images in order to try to trick the social networks. However, not only is that impractical to do if you happen to have thousands of image files in your rotation, but it will obviously break your blog structure, leaving you with a lot of broken images on your blog. Besides, it won’t work anyway. The social networks will still know that it is the same image, despite the file name change, because they look at other parameters in order to determine an image’s newness.

Furthermore, you can try changing the creation date of the file to see if it will slide by the social network’s nasty sentinels. However, I can tell you right now that it won’t work either. In other words, taking such action will not trick the social network into reposting your image. Their AI is smart enough to know that it is still the same image.

Lastly, you can try changing the modification date of the image file so that the social network thinks that it is a new, or at least changed, file. But again, doing this simply will not work either. It won’t trick the social network into reposting that image for you. Why? Because as I stated a moment ago, my tests seem to indicate that the social networks look at something else in order to determine an image’s newness.

At this current time, the impression I have is that the key parameter which some of these social networks look at in order to determine if an image has truly been modified and updated, is the file size. That is the one thing you cannot change by using any kind of the currently-available file attributes manipulation applications. In fact, even doing that — if it were possible — would probably really wreck your OS anyway.

As far as I know, the only way to alter the file size is by actually opening the file in the image editor of your choice, and making some change to the image, so that the size of the file — not the dimensions of the image, but the actual file size in KB or MB — is changed.

If you then take that updated image file and include it in a new post on your blog, you will discover that the social network will allow you to auto-post the image, or even re-post it, at least the first time around. Who knows. As I mentioned earlier, you may even be able to re-post it a few times before they stop you again. All of the social networks have their inside secrets and techniques which they are not about to share with us. That is precisely how they keep us end users at a disadvantage.

In the end, what it comes down to is this: Either we play by their rules, or else they will just find a way to stop us in our tracks. That could mean an on-screen warning and a slap on the wrist; or temporarily being thrown into “jail”; or in extreme cases, even being locked out of one’s online account completely, and possibly permanently.

The sad thing is, even when we do play by their rules, we still find ourselves constantly being harassed, blocked, thrown in jail or locked out of our accounts, because their imperfect bots and algorithms are constantly misidentifying some of our actions, and falsely accusing us of “suspicious activity” when there really is none. Many of you who are reading this commentary are no doubt familiar with the “friendly” message from your ever-so-helpful Facebook bot which says that your account has been temporarily locked.

The result is a lot of false positives, which negatively affect so many of us, to the point where we just want to give up, throw up our hands in disgust, and possibly even leave that particular social network altogether. I know that I have felt that way at times. Have you? Using the social networks is not as much fun as it used to be, is it? Sometimes it feels like we are walking on eggshells, because the social network thought police are watching our every move, just waiting for us to commit some infraction which contradicts their liberal agenda.

What makes it even more frustrating is the fact that there is very little that we can do about these injustices which are committed against us. Some of these social networks — such as Facebook, for example — have built such huge walls around themselves, so that even trying to get help from a real person is really next to impossible. They just lead you in circles from one link to the next, and from one help page to the next, never offering any real information which will help to resolve your dilemma. Either that, or you are forced to deal with some bot in a chat window, which half the time doesn’t even understand what you are saying, or what you are requesting. It can be really frustrating. To make matters worse, it is all so inhuman and impersonal. I don’t like it at all. And you?

Considering how much personal data mining occurs on the social networks — even without us knowing about it — I really think that some of them need to lighten up a bit, and grant us more freedom of expression without imposing so many restrictions on us. Please note that by saying “freedom of expression”, I am of course not referring to the negative stuff I mentioned earlier. Some of us have important things we feel we need to say, and sometimes that requires posting the information on more than one occasion, so that it eventually begins to sink into the heads of our audience. After all, as they say, repetition is the law of memory.

There is one way in which you can totally avoid some of the annoying issues I have mentioned above. That is by joining the Christian Social Network. CSNet was created by a longtime Bible-believing Christian for Christians. Unlike other social networks, we do not discourage or prohibit you from sharing your faith. We in fact encourage it. We want you to let your spiritual light shine, exactly as Jesus told us to do in the Gospel of Matthew.

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A Clean, Comfortable Home on Christian Social Network



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Plenty of God’s Word on Christian Social Network



In Psalm 19:10, the Bible informs us that the Word of God is sweeter than honey and the honeycomb. On CSNet, that is exactly what you will find: plenty of God’s Word in graphic form, in poetry, in in-depth articles and series, in topical KJV Bible verse lists, and more. If your passion is God’s Word, then the Christian Social Network is the place to be.

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CSNet – A Social Network Dedicated to Christians



Unlike other social networks which strive to cater to a wide range of people who all have different ideologies, political views and personal beliefs, the Christian Social Network is specifically dedicated to a Bible-believing, Christian audience.

While members of other networks choose to discuss gun rights, abortion rights, political agendas, conspiracy theories, gay and lesbian rights and so many other things, our primary focus and emphasis on CSNet is on God’s Word, and good Christian fellowship.

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CSNet – Your Day of Liberation Has Come!



When you join the Christian Social Network — or CSNet — your day of liberation has come!

Liberated from what? Liberated from liberal, ungodly social networks where they try to silence your Christian voice by throwing you in jail, removing your posts, limiting your outreach, etc.

With the Christian Social Network, you can freely discuss and share your Christian faith without all of the hassles and discrimination that you find on the other social networks.

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Create Polls, Quizzes and More on Christian Social Network



Are you into creating polls and quizzes? If so, you will be happy to know that it is one of the many features which you will find on the Christian Social Network, or CSNet.

Furthermore, you can also create your own pages, groups, blogs and forums as well, not to mention picture albums.

But most of important of all, you will find plenty of God’s Word on CSNet.

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A PRAYER FOR YOU — a poem by Bill Kochman



A poem by Bill Kochman. Visit my poetry page at https://www.billkochman.com/Poetry/ to see all my poetry, along with related Bible study resources, all in one place, and organized by poem category. Thanks!

To see other poems related to this one, please go here:

https://www.billkochman.com/Poetry/index.html#Salvation-Eternal-Life

“Now is the Time” KJV Bible Verse List:

https://www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/verse050.html

“Brevity of Life” KJV Bible Verse List:

https://www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/verse216.html

Article: “Five Foolish Virgins: Don’t Procrastinate!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/FiveFoolishVirginsProcrast1.html

Article: “Message to the World”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/message-to-the-world.html

Article: “Salvation is Free!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/salvfree.html

“Salvation is Free Through Christ” KJV Bible Verse List:

https://www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/verse224.html

Article: “A Fantastic Party! Are You Coming?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/fantast1.html

Article: “Not Everyone is a Child of God”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/not-everyone-is-a-child-of-god-1.html

Article: “All Are Given a Chance, But . . .”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/allgive1.html

Article: “Is the Message of Salvation Meant for All Men?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/4allmen1.html

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