Hap, Happen, Haply
There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity, Ecclesiastes 8:14.
Our generation has been blessed by the abundance of research done to justify each and every word in a King James Bible. Earlier generations which had the King James Bible as a bulwark of their culture, also suffered from the academic ignorance of their times in which the intelligentsia disdained the common masses for their reliance upon that bible, whilst they quietly worked to subvert young aspiring clergy through their institutions of deceit called seminaries.
That work of deceit is still active today but has far more permeated every level and class of society. It is no longer confined to seminaries. It is taught in Sunday Schools. It is taught in Christian schools. It is scattered throughout the marginal notes of bibles. It is taught on websites, blog postings, emails, YouTube, and just about every other way that disinformation can get into the hearts and minds of people. Fortunately, Sir Isaac Newton Discovered one of God's truths, it's called Newton's Law.
Newton's third law is:
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object.
Our generation has uncovered many of the great truths of the English Bible. We can now put academic, scientifically researched material out there to counteract the deluge of lies that are ripping at the fabric of bible truth. I delight in the agents of this great body of research and writing. So often this is done not by scholars of the upper echelons of academia, but by herdsmen and gatherers of sycomore fruit, (Amos 7:14).
The same tools that empowered the agents of hell to cast doubt upon the words of God and to sow that doubt throughout the length and breadth of society, are available for an ever growing army of common people who have used their God-given wits and talents to counter each and every lie and misstatement offered. Never before in the history of our English Bible have so many books, articles, websites, blog postings, emails and YouTube videos been available to expose the lies created against God's word and to shore up the believer in the efficacy and truth of the King James Bible.
If evil scholars like silly Mark Ward or James White didn't exist, I think that we would need to make some up. They have been so useful in encapsulating the ignorance of academia and of the shallowness our age. If we were to create little YouTube videos to train our young in the deceptions of hell, or to write plays for young people to educate them in how the devil seeks to discredit God himself, could we come up with better villains than men such as these?
With all of that said, our King James Bible is exact. It uses words in the same manner in which Rembrandt used brush strokes. Every word has an exact purpose to convey an exact meaning. Every word and every meaning that it conveys are exactly what God the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost believe and want us to know. "Hap", "happen" and "haply" are just such words. They are used to convey the sense of a chance occurrence that quite often appears as chance to men, but is skillfully woven into the fabric of time by God himself.
And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech, Ruth 2:3. We learn from this verse and the use of the word "hap" that Ruth did not go to that field by her own design. In her mind, it was a haphazard choice that landed her in the perfect center of God's will. Can any reader of the Book of Ruth miss the agency of God's will in this?
Peter warned his readers that what appears as happenstance to them was in fact the design of God; Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you, 1st Peter 4:12. The Lord himself defied men to try to predict what will come; Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come, Isaiah 41:22.
I have been hearing and reading conspiracy theories for over 50 years. At no time have I ever heard anyone predict a time in which school children would be secretly enticed to carve out their sexual organs and to mutilate themselves chemically to confuse their sex. At no time did I ever hear anyone predict that our nation would be brought to poverty by a pandemic whether planned or unplanned. At no time did I ever hear that a dull witted corrupt dotard of a senator would be placed in the presidency so that mindless ideologues with weirdo philosophies could run powerful federal agencies with little or no oversight.
(I will no doubt receive messages from people who will cite some book or movie that incorporated some aspect of these plagues, but no one will show me a theory postulated by anyone that foresaw the method of our undoing as a people. There is a rule of thumb that for every occurrence on earth there is someone who predicted it. Like random choices in a lottery, someone eventually gets the number right. The press the exalts that person who by chance stumbled across a truth, but inevitably that same person will not get the next occurrence right.)
These are judgments from God. We may forestall their effect in an upcoming election, but the rot that inevitably entered society 150 years ago when the British Parliament authorized the Revised Version of the Bible and the witless American academics followed suit with their never ending versions of the truth, will eventually disembowel the very fabric of our respective societies. What appears as random chance and happenings to us, is in fact the design of a holy God who poured out blessings upon the English-speaking people of the world, but has now begun a series of plagues that will eventually pave the way for the anti-christ.
"Haply" is another word shows us what men see as chance, but God sees as design. And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet, Mark 11:13. Can anyone doubt that this occurrence as told by Mark was not designed by God? Yet, when he speaks of it he says, "if haply he might find any thing thereon".
Never forget that we have an exact bible. I thank God for the many men and women who have labored ceaselessly to countervail the hellish damage being wrought by the agents of hell who make their livings by undermining the integrity of God himself by teaching men that the words of a King James Bible are in error. These false teachers are from God, not in the sense that they deem themselves to be, but in the sense that God has turned our nations over to a reprobate mind and these men haply fulfil that purpose.