The King James Only Controversy-
Answered

Do not Trust the Modern Translations!

 

An Exposé of the fallacies of James R. White, contained in his book:

The King James Only Controversy.

Including a chart comparing over 400 verses in the King James Bible with the modern versions.

By Pastor Hugo W.K. Schönhaar

Pastor of TORONTO BAPTIST CHURCH

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Introduction

There have been many able men who have written in defense of the preserved and inspired King James Bible. Men like Dean John William Burgon, Dr. David Otis Fuller and more recently Dr. D.A. Waite and Dr. William Grady have well stated the case for the King James Bible. Sadly, most people today are not readers and much of this good work has not been read by the men and women who need it most. There are those who would discount their scholarship and accept the opinions of men about their work, never having read the books for themselves. The scholarship of Dean Burgon can not be seriously be doubted. He wrote to an educated people who had Latin and Greek at their fingertips. His multi-lingual footnotes and reference to a schoolboy�s Greek grammar should not only make one sit up and take notice but ask if ones training and education even equals that of a nineteenth century English schoolboy!

Yet there are those reading this who would question the very words of our great God and Saviour when He said: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." (Matt. 24:35). Others having studied the material have rejected it because the cost of adopting this position is simply too costly, after all, they reason, a man has to make a living and get along with the �brethren�. It has been well stated that if standing for the truth affects a man�s property or prestige he will more often than not choose to remain in error. There are some that reject the truth because of spiritual blindness and satanic deception. This is truly a sad condition because of the very nature of deception; the person affected is not aware they are deceived. Such satanic influence is usually rooted in previous involvement in some form of falsehood that has not been confessed and forsaken. The �problem� of the King James Bible issue is not an intellectual problem but a spiritual one.

This should not be a surprise to even the most casual reader of Scripture. Satan is still as much involved in attacking God�s Word as he was back in the garden of Eden. Satan and Eve managed in the first five verses of Genesis chapter three to; cast doubt on God�s Word, twist the Word, add to the Word, subtract from the Word, soften God�s Word, deny the words of God and finally to deify man. God has given us a pattern to watch out for in the area of satanic attack on the Word of God. We would do well to take heed to the Devils methods and to those under his influence. See the chart below:

What God said:

What Eve and/or the Devil said:

The truth affected:

And the LORD God commanded the man, Genesis 2:16a

Yea, hath God said�?

Genesis 3:1b

Satan is casting doubt on God�s Word.

Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: Genesis 2:16b

We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: Genesis 3:2b

"Freely" is omitted. This word reflects on God�s nature and generosity.

the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, Genesis 2:9b

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it,

Genesis 3:3a

The truth has been twisted! The tree in the midst of the garden was okay for them to eat. God is not withholding something good but something that is evil!

thou shalt not eat of it: Genesis 2:17b

Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it,

Genesis 3:3c

Adding to the Word of God. Here we see the roots of religion.

thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:17c

lest ye die.

Genesis 3:3c

Softening up the message.

thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:17c

Ye shall not surely die:

Genesis 3:4b

Denying the Word of God. Reincarnation is given an opening here.

Let us make man in our image

Genesis 1:26a

Ye shall be as gods

Genesis 3: 5b

Deification of man. Man is a created being.

This satanic interference is at the root of all the corruption in the modern versions. Satan is still busy, using modern day Eves, having had six thousand years to refine and perfect his talents.

God predicted over two thousand years ago: "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:" (Amos 8:11). This is being fulfilled today by the very means by which men seek to make the Bible available to all men! At a time when dozens of modern versions are available in every conceivable format; on the Internet, in bookstores and in hundreds of languages, God said there would be a famine. We are indeed living in interesting times. What a paradox! Hundreds of versions, in dozens of formats but the famine continues.

Recently a book came to this writers attention called, The King James Only Controversy by James R. White. A Bible believer had been trying to point a brother to the superiority of the King James Bible and by way of response was sent a copy of Mr. White�s book. This writer has taken it upon himself to try and answer the statements made in Mr. White�s book. I do not want Mr. White�s book to �set the agenda�, so material will be introduced and discussed not necessarily related to his arguments and assertions.

The material presented is the result of many years of study. The King James Bible issue will not go away, nor should it. This is written with the hope that men will once again allow their hand to cleave "unto the sword" and allow the LORD to bring "a great victory" in their lives.

Now to the battle�

 

Stacking the Deck

In the forward Dr. Mike Baird �stacks the deck� before the reader gets past the first paragraph. The implication is that King James Bible believers are somehow guilty of the same heresy as the modernists! Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who promote or use the modern versions are the ones who regularly attack the Word of God in their schools and pulpits. It is these men who will point out error and mistranslation time and time again in the very same way a modernist would.

The very translations these men claim will help clear up any ambiguity are actually doing more damage than they realize. All these translations have different messages and doctrines. Logic dictates that if two statements claim two different things, both can not be correct. Both can be wrong but both can not be right. Jesus promised His words would not pass away and yet dozens of His words are missing in the new bibles. Now there are two possibilities and only two. One possibility is that all English versions are in error at least in part, or there really is a Bible we can get our hands on that literally fulfills the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." If there are errors in all versions then there remains a foundation of sand at best.

Jesus made a promise about two thousand years ago that has stood the test of time. He promised His words would not pass away. God is not a liar but the God of truth (John 14:6). The Book God authored is also a Book of truth.

If the Bible contains any other words than those inspired by the Holy Spirit then what a man holds in his hands is a compilation of God�s Words and man�s words. The only conclusion one can come to is that the Bible contains the Word of God. This is the assertion of every modernist and neo-evangelical that has ever corrected the Bible from the pulpit or classroom! It has to be to be consistent with his profession. To teach that the Bible is the Word of God and at the same time teach that it has errors in it is to call God a liar. How dare these apostates claim to preach the Word of God when they believe nothing of the kind! If a man can not find an inerrant Bible to preach from let him get out of the pulpit and find a job doing something he does believe in.

Another assertion made in the forward is that the modern versions do not downplay the deity of Christ. Mr. Baird needs to do some collation work. Mr. Baird needs to get right with God.

The chart below will give a sampling of how blatant the attack truly is:

King James Bible

Modern Version

Doctrinal Issue

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

I Tim. 3:16

Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

I Tim. 3:16 NIV

There is nothing supernatural in the fact that Jesus appeared in a body if He was not God. Every human being has appeared in a body. The mystery of godliness is that God was incarnate in a human body. It was God who was manifest in the flesh!

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. I John 5:7

For there are three that testify.

I John 5:7 NIV

(This is actually part of v.8. Verse 7 is completely omitted.)

The only clear verse in the Bible that teaches a triune God. The NIV agrees with the Muslims and the J.W.s on this point.

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:10-12

You, then, why do you judge your brother? For we will all stand before God�s judgement seat. It is written: As surely as I live says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God. So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Romans 14:10-12 NIV

To stand before Christ is to stand before God. This vital gem is lost in the new translations. The KJB identifies Christ as God in this text.

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. Jn. 3:13

No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven-the Son of Man.

John 3:13 NIV

Only God is omnipresent. Jesus declared He was in heaven while His feet were firmly planted on the ground in Jerusalem!

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Isaiah 14:12 Cf. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Rev. 22:16

How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! Is. 14:12 Cf.

I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony ... I am the Root and Offspring of David, and the bright and Morning Star. Rev. 22:16 NIV

The NIV has the Lord Jesus Christ getting kicked out of heaven for rebellion! Jesus says He is the Morning Star. The NIV says Satan is the Morning Star. Who are you going to believe. The real Morning Star stood up and identified Himself 1900 years ago and His name is the Lord Jesus Christ.

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Acts 20:28

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of the Lord, which he bought with his own blood. Acts 20:28 (foot noted this way in NIV et al )

The blood the Lord Jesus shed is God�s blood.

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, � unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. Revelation 1:11

which said: Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea. Revelation 1:11 NIV

Cross-referencing in Isaiah and Revelation 22, with Revelation 1:11 will reveal Jesus as the Jehovah of the Old Testament. These opportunities for comparing Scripture with Scripture are lost in the modern versions. It is indeed difficult to prove Jesus is God with an NIV.

If any Christian, after reading these blatant attacks on his Saviour, sees no �downplaying� he is either willfully ignorant or so deceived and blinded by Satan, that he can no longer discern truth and error.

Now to be as accommodating as possible let us just imagine for a moment that all versions are acceptable. Let us pretend that all English versions are reliable and that none should be tossed into the dumpster. If one takes this position then why do these folks prefer to use anything but the King James Bible?! There are hundreds of verses in the KJB that magnify the Lord Jesus Christ far more than the modern bibles do, yet time and time again the new translations will be held up and the King James Bible will be put down. If all translations are acceptable why do most Christians today use a bible that attacks every (you heard right) fundamental of the faith, including; the blood atonement, the trinity, salvation by faith alone, confession of sin to God alone, the virgin birth, the attributes of Christ, the person of the Devil, the inspiration and preservation of the Scriptures, personal evangelism, messianic prophesies, the love and compassion of God and many, many others. This is not about turning the word �dwelling� to �house� or changing �shrub� to �bush�. The new versions change the plan of salvation and promote another Jesus. Why do men like Mr. White insist on the bible with the weaker readings? If all versions are the Word of God why is the KJB usually the least used among this crowd? Why is the God honoring English text so maligned?

In his introduction Mr. White admits that most scholars and theologians don�t feel the Bible �issue worthy of any real investment in time.� This is sad since the Bible and its integrity is of paramount importance. God says: "�thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name." Psalm 138:2c. If God puts such stock in His word, should not today�s Christian leaders put some effort into studying this issue and seeking God�s wisdom? Should not the issue of the Bible be of supreme importance?

The deletion of one verse from the Bible should be cause for alarm. Matthew 18:11 for example has been deleted from the NIV. It concerns the purpose of our Lord�s ministry on earth. It�s not changing a word but omitting a whole verse. Putting a footnote at the bottom of the page accomplishes the same thing as Satan�s question to Eve in Gen. 3:1 "Yea, hath God said�?"-casting doubt on God�s Word. Men and women have suffered horrible deaths for their stand on the Word of God. Today few believe we still have it. These deletions and the questions and doubts they engender are indeed an ideal �breeding ground� for men of God to stand up and face this controversy. Men of God always know where to turn to explain these situations: the Bible. "Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." (Proverbs 30:5).

Mr. White recommends a different approach:

�It is this kind of confusion that provides the perfect breeding ground for controversy. Our friends knew they could call upon us to explain the situation.�

This is to be expected from a man who does not have an inspired and preserved Bible to which he can go. Oh, by the way Mr. White, did you take the time to explain to your friends who the author of confusion is?

The division resulting from the proclamation of the KJB as the preserved Word of God is altogether scriptural. Truth always divides and the sooner the better. We must speak the truth in love but the truth we must speak. Jesus told us to shout truth from the tops of houses! The only kind of division we need worry about is that spoken of in Romans 16:17, "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them." Those who would cause division concerning that which is contrary to sound doctrine are to be avoided. If it is the truth that divides, and Jesus said, "Thy word is truth", then so be it. God is very clear when He speaks of the preservation of Scripture:

"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." Psalm 12:6-7

The context is clear:

"For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven." Psalm 119: 89

To claim this means the perfect Bible is up in Heaven somewhere is a bit of a stretch. God is saying that the matter of the content of His Word is settled. God�s Word was given to us, here on earth. God would not take the time to inspire His Word, only to have it in Heaven and leave us without a �settled� Bible here on Earth!

"As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed�s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever." Isaiah 59:21

Here the doctrine of inspiration and preservation are found in one verse. One can not have one without the other. If the Bible the reader holds in his hand is not preserved then it is not inspired because every word of God is pure. If it is not preserved then what the reader has are not God�s words. If one does not have an inspired Bible then what is read is not Scripture �by definition. The doctrines of inspiration and preservation are vitally linked and dependant on each other.

Jesus words are clear: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." Matthew 24:35

If the King James Bible is not the preserved and inspired Word and words of God then where is the Book that contains the words that Jesus said would never pass away? I would not want to be on the horns of that dilemma!

To try and dismiss the authority of the KJB, Mr. White calls it an �Anglican translation�. I would rather have an early seventeenth century Anglican translation than a twentieth century modernist/new-age/sodomite translation.

Modernists worked on all contemporary translations. Let us go to the �original Greek� shall we? The underlying Greek text for all modern versions, except the NKJV (although it retains many of the same readings as the other modern versions), have, at their root the New Greek Text of Westcott and Hort, "used as the broth for �[the modern] translations". One quote from each man will show they were modernists from a theological point of view.

Westcott rejects the infallibility of the Bible, in a letter to Lightfoot in 1860:

�If you make a decided conviction of the absolute infallibility of the N.T. practically a sine qua non for co-operation, I fear I could not join you��

Hort is as mushy on the Bible as Westcott. In a letter to a student he wrote:

��the strictly historical character of the account of the Fall in Genesis�is now, in my belief, no longer reasonable.�

How would you like these men preaching in your church next Lord�s Day? Yet the same men who would not stand for Westcott and Hort�s many heresies have no problem using their Greek text to correct the King James Bible. What a kettle of fish!

One does not have to go back to Victorian England to find Bible rejecting modernists. Nestles twenty-third edition was the Greek text used for the NIV. Four of the editors were: Carlo Martini (an ecumenical Roman Catholic cardinal- at the time of writing [July 2000] Carlo Maria Martini is being promoted as the man most likely to become the next pope!), Eugene Nida (his views on inspiration border on the blasphemous, is neo-orthodox and existential philosophically), Kurt Aland (this man denied the doctrine of verbal inspiration) and Bruce Metzger (a modernist who�s Oxford Annotated Bible received an imprimatur from Rome). Can any good thing come from this bitter fountain? Folks would not want their children taught by these men but they will accept their translations as �reliable�.

Mr. White claims the King James only camp has destroyed �many Christian churches.� He gives no examples and this writer has heard of none. Hundreds of churches have been started by King James only missionaries. Dr. James E. Mosbacker came to Toronto Canada in 1983 and by the grace of God started Toronto Baptist Church-the members are united Bible believers. This writer has not heard of one that has been destroyed. What will destroy a church is their rejection of the Word of God. Church members who believe in the inspiration and preservation of the Word of God do not destroy a work, they build it! Why, how could anyone ever get the idea such a doctrinal stand would be a detriment to a congregation of believers! Faith in an inerrant and preserved Bible is a mark of orthodoxy.

In contrast, take a look at the next generation in a church that is using a modern version from the pulpit. What kind of music do these young people like? How do they dress? Are they sold out for missions and other church work? Do they prefer Bible reading or TV watching? What sorts of activities do these young people engage in with members of the opposite sex? Would it be tract distribution with a chaperon or necking and groping in the back seat of a car? This generation is a testament to the fruit of modern versions.

Mr. White speaks of translating the rich Greek text "into our less rich English tongue". He makes a good point. Our English language is devolving at an alarming rate! This writer suggests Mr. White get a copy of the King James Bible. The KJB was translated when the English language was at the zenith of its development. For example, in 1611 we had two words for love ("charity" [used in the KJB in the context of the love Christians ought to have] and "love"). Today the word "love" has almost no Biblical meaning at all. The English that is spoken and read today is but a shadow of its former glory.

In his book, Mr. White groups King James only advocates into five camps. In Group #4, the "Inspired KJV Group", we find some remarkable statements. The reason the KJB is the standard is because it is the only English Bible that has been translated from the Textus Receptus. In Mr. White�s "any bible, (except the King James) will do camp" all bibles are defined as the Word of God. Then why does Mr. White despairingly declare: "�in the mind of a KJV Only believer, any attack upon the KJV is an attack upon the Word of God."? If Mr. White does not think the same way then what does he think is being attacked? As far as group #5 is concerned this writer knows of no one who believes the way Mr. White describes. KJB advocates do not believe in re-inspiration, correcting the Hebrew and Greek texts with the KJB, believing the KJB is new revelation or that worships the Bible. Get your facts straight James White.

Christian Freedom or Satanic Bondage?

Personal choice in whether to purchase a large print Bible or pocket Testament is not the issue. On page 5 of his book, Mr. White confuses the issue by speaking of personal preference and freedom. Speaking of the KJB camp, Mr. White writes, �For them this is not an issue of freedom, but of doctrine, belief, and faith. Exactly! The new versions contain false doctrine. Modern translations attack and weaken many of the beliefs that are foundational to the Christian faith.

In chapter two one finds this statement: "We are never to look for �new truths� that take us beyond the rich revelation God has already given us in Christ Jesus." Amen! The problem is we have to go to the Bible to get these wonderful truths. If some of that truth is missing, as it is in the new versions (ie. Acts 8:37 & I John 5:7 et al), then one is left without the whole truth.

Good Enough for the Apostle Paul?

For the record, the King James Bible was good enough for the apostle Paul and it is good enough for this writer as well. The reason? -we have a copy of what Paul wrote that we can hold in our hands and believe today. If Paul did not write the same readings as the King James Bible then we do not have a copy of the Bible. Common sense, Mr. White! Where do you think the Bible came from if not from the inspired writings of Paul?

The Septuagint is an interesting item. There is no evidence whatsoever to support the existence of a B.C. Septuagint. James White would have us believe that this was the Bible Jesus used. We may assume that; "if it was good enough for the Lord Jesus Christ", it is good enough for James White. The Septuagint is the fifth column of Origen�s Hexapla. Dr. Ruckman commenting:

�I have read ten works by prominent, textual critics and church historians who finished their works by saying that Origen�s fifth column in the Hexapla WAS "the LXX" (Septuagint).

Ruckman commenting again:

"�Origen was the author of THE Septuagint�"

Origen did not produce the Septuagint until about A.D. 220. The first century Christians did not have a Septuagint to put their faith in! When the Dead Sea Scrolls were dug up in the latter half of the twentieth century, there was not one Bible manuscript that was written in Greek. All the Biblical books were written in Hebrew. The idea that Ptolemy Philadelphus II (reigned 285-250 B.C.) would commission 72 Jewish scholars to translate the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek is a fairy tale! What is more far fetched is that this would be done in Egypt with the idea that this would somehow help them to study their Bibles! What is unbelievable is that these 72 scholars would be so adept in Greek and in Hebrew that the entire translation only took a few days. Not even mighty King James could muster men with such linguistic expertise! What is impossible is the theological problem that would result with this hypothesis:

Jeremiah 44:26  "Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth."

God would not bless a translation from apostate Jews in Egypt. This prophecy was penned about 250 years before the Septuagint was supposedly produced.

Jerome and Augustine were theologians that helped shape the Roman Catholic system. Augustine�s amillenialism, hyper-Calvinism and universal church theories have been a scourge on the back of Christendom for well over 1500 years. Their adoption or rejection of the Septuagint carries no weight when we consider their theological bent. These men are largely responsible for the error found in apostate Christendom today.

Mr. White claims the KJB position is born of ignorance. I contend that the assertions of James White are the result of spiritual blindness. This is not an intellectual conundrum but a spiritual problem. That is not to say that men who hold to Mr. White�s views are morally corrupt. There are many examples in Scripture of true believers who were deceived or spiritually blinded for a time (Solomon, Jonah, et al).

Mr. White mentions that there are versions he would not recommend. He does not name them though. One wonders why. If there are versions out there that are corrupt, would it not be desirable to warn the brethren? I assume one version that Mr. White would not endorse would be the New World Translation and perhaps the Catholic Douay Version. The fact that these and practically all modern versions come from the same manuscripts does not seem to cause any concern. The King James Bible stands apart from all other versions in this important respect. The Greek manuscripts that underlie the modern versions are the same texts preferred by Catholics and cultists. The Greek texts that the King James translators used are the same readings that Christians were burned at the stake for using. When the Catholics went hunting for heretics, it was with these manuscripts they sought to stoke the fires.

Burgon, commenting on these manuscripts was appalled:

�It is the systematic depravation of the underlying Greek which does so grievously offend me: for this is nothing else but the poisoning of the River of Life at its sacred source. Our revisers� stand convicted of having deliberately rejected the words of Inspiration in every page, and of having substituted for them fabricated Readings which the Church has long since refused to acknowledge, or else has rejected with abhorrence; and which only survive at this time in a little handful of documents of the most depraved type.�

So much for �the original Greek�. The sad fact is this New Greek Text of Westcott and Hort was just that: new. These men invented the modern eclectic Greek text! Burgon commenting:

�� to construct a new Greek text formed no part of the instructions which the revisionists received� Rather were they warned against venturing on such an experiment��

The damage done by the Greek text of Westcott and Hort can not be overstated. In modern times the Jehovah�s Witnesses have based a whole translation mainly upon the Greek text of Westcott and Hort. Decades of missionary work is being undone in places like India and Eastern Europe by replacing the Bibles translated by men like William Carey with versions based on corrupt Greek texts. Churches in North America are being flooded with conflicting and contradictory bibles that are producing dry and withering fruit in the lives of this generation. Corruption and contradiction are strong words indeed especially when the topic of discussion is the Sword of the Spirit. Here is proof:

John 3:16 says:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (KJB)

The NIV says this:

"� one and only Son�"

The fact is that God has many sons (John 1:12). He has millions of sons, brought into His family by adoption (Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:5 and Ephesians 1:5). The Son of God is the unique, only begotten Son. The modern versions contain theological corruption.

For an example of satanic contradiction in the modern versions look at this:

II Samuel 21:19 says:

"And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver�s beam."

The NIV says:

"� Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath�"

Does this mean we are going to have to rewrite all the Sunday school curriculum? By the grace of God this writer�s daughter will know who killed Goliath by the time she is three years old, and it will be taught to her from a King James Bible. The Word of God means nothing to these apostates; even to the point of inserting a contradiction into the text!

Just in case there is a complaint about the italicized words not being in the original Hebrew, we will take the Lord�s example as authoritative.

Compare these two passages:

Matthew 12:18, Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.

With,

Isaiah 42:1, Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

God obviously has no problem with italicized words in the text. In fact, they are quoted as Scripture. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself has no controversy with the italics:

Matthew 4:4, But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

That was a quote from Deuteronomy 8:3, straight from the lips of God the Son. Notice that Jesus quotes all of the verse as Scripture, even the italics. Compare:

Deuteronomy 8:3, And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

The Bible is the rule by which we ought to measure all faith and practice. Some folks need to change their practice. The brethren get a little squeamish when it comes to matching their �matters of faith and practice� with their professions of faith.

 

Fuller Manuscripts and the Telephone Game

The assertion that something was lost or added in the transmission of the text is a sticky issue indeed. On the one hand there is black and white evidence that there are errors in many Greek manuscripts. God, however, promised to preserve His Word.

It must be stated clearly what is about to be said. This writer does not believe in double inspiration. The King James translators were not "�moved by the Holy Ghost." (II Peter 1:21c) as the apostles were inspired by the Spirit of God. Nevertheless, the sovereign, providential hand of God was at work among them; giving them wisdom, clarity and discernment. God is as good as His Word. He promised His Words would not pass away and took action in the lives of His people and in the events of history to assure that His purposes would be fulfilled.

The very fact that there are families or types of manuscripts in existence should alert us to satanic interference. The name of Jesus is the only name on earth whereby a human being can be saved. Yet, Mr. White dismisses the omission of the name of Jesus as the �expansion of piety�! Is it piety, Mr. White, to add to the Word of God (Rev. 22:18)?! The corruption that has crept into certain manuscripts is the result of devilish machinations not godly motivations.

Scripture Reference

Nestle-Aland/UBS

Textus Receptus /KJB

Matthew 4:18

He

Jesus

Matthew 12:25

He

Jesus

Mark 2:15

He

Jesus

Mark 10:52

He

Jesus

Luke 24:36

He

Jesus

Now who do you suppose is interested in removing the name "above all names" from the pages of the Bible?! It was not an �expansion of piety� that is responsible for Jesus name being included in the text but a fidelity to the text received by the apostles. The name of Jesus was not added to the Textus Receptus, rather, Jesus name was removed by first century heretics like Marcion. Does the work of the Jesus Seminar produce a fuller text? I trow not! The reason a text is �fuller� is because all the Words are still there! The heretics or the deceived are the ones responsible for removing Words from the Bible.

Mr. White compares the work of the scribes in copying their manuscripts with a kindergarten party game. He describes a telephone game where children sit in a circle and pass a message on from person to person. By the time the message gets to the last person the original message is usually all but lost. Preservation is the issue under attack here. The issue is not inspiration or �double inspiration� but preservation.

In the preface Mr. White constrains us to �abandon those beliefs that are found to be contrary to God�s revealed truth�. My Bible reveals the truth that God would preserve His Word and words. I find James White�s views to be contrary to the teachings of the Word of God. Mr. White ought to visit a Christian day school Kindergarten class and learn a thing or two:

 

 

The B-I-B-L-E,

Yes that�s the Book for me!

I stand alone on the Word of God.

The B-I-B-L-E.

BIBLE !!!

 

Putting it Together?

In chapter four of his book Mr. White claims that the same arguments that are leveled against the modern translations and translators were the same arguments used against Erasmus and his Greek text 500 years ago. There is a big difference however. Roman Catholicism was the power in that day. The Catholics had a vested interest in keeping their followers blind to the truth of the Bible. They would invent any argument they could to keep Bibles from the hands of hungry souls. The common people heard Erasmus gladly! Erasmus wanted everyone to get the Word of God into their hands:

"I would have those words translated into all languages, so that not only Scots and Irishmen, but Turks and Saracens might read them. I long for the plowboy to sing them to himself as he follows the plow, the weaver to hum them to the tune of his shuttle, the traveler to beguile with them the dullness of his journey."

Similar arguments are used today but by different camps altogether! We are not holding to Catholic tradition. The opponents in Erasmus� day had different motives and a different text from the one we are defending! To equate the defense of Dark Ages Catholicism with the efforts of Bible believers today is to compare apples and orangutans! Remember the text the Catholics were defending in the dark ages is the same text that Mr. White is advocating today! Now, isn�t that ironic?

Much of Mr. White�s efforts are concerned with discrediting the theology, motives and scholarship of Erasmus of Rotterdam. There is no need for this writer to go into a lengthy defense of Erasmus. The issue is not this man but the preservation of the Bible. The way some men argue you would think Erasmus invented a Greek text from his own imagination. Erasmus compiled his Greek New Testament from manuscripts already extant. Thousands of brethren, for centuries, had used these same manuscripts. These were the texts that the blood of the martyrs was shed over.

Erasmus was no friend of the Catholic church, even refusing a cardinal�s hat that he might be free to carry out his important work. Erasmus ridiculed the excesses of Rome and chose to die among his protestant friends.

In discussing the manuscripts of Erasmus, Mr. White speaks out of both sides of his mouth. On page 54 he says:

�He drew from barely half a dozen Greek manuscripts in his initial work��

This is supposed to make us marvel that he was able to produce �such a fine text�. But one can not help but wonder, taking this into account, if his text really was that scholarly. The real intent of Mr. White becomes clear as one follows his line of reasoning to the end. On page 60 he comments further on Erasmus� inclusion of I John 5:7 in his Greek New Testament:

�When the first edition of Erasmus� work came out in 1516 this phrase, dubbed today the "Johannine comma," or in Latin, the Comma Johanneum, was not in the text for a very simple reason: it was not found in any Greek manuscript of I John that Erasmus had examined. Instead, the phrase was found only in the Latin Vulgate. Erasmus rightly did not include it in the first or second editions.�

How could Mr. White say that when six pages back he admits that Erasmus only looked at six Greek manuscripts before he wrote his Greek text? Would Mr. White accept that kind of scholarship today? Imagine a Greek scholar today omitting a verse from the Bible because it was not found in 6 manuscripts! Erasmus did right by including it later, after more evidence came to light. Not only was I John 5:7 found in several Greek manuscripts but many �fathers�, versions and lexicons also quoted the verse as Scripture. Mr. White doesn�t like to call I John 5:7 �Scripture� he prefers to call the verse a �phrase�.

Michael Maynard spent 13 years researching I John 5:7 and came to the rock solid conclusion that it is indeed authentic. The fruit of his research has yielded a book called, The Debate Over I John 5:7-8. Today men will not bother with a book of 382 pages but feel �safe� and �satisfied� when they read a wimpy footnote in their Bible that says:

"It is generally agreed that v.7 has no real authority, and has been inserted."

Brother Maynard has a different assessment:

"A marginal note with more justice in the treatment would be, a few late Greek manuscripts, at least four Old Latin manuscripts, over eight Church Fathers (including Cyprian who died A.D. 258), four Syriac editions, Slavic and Armenian manuscripts, over 600 distinct editions of the Textus Receptus from 1522 to 1881, 18 pre-Lutheran Bibles, and thousands of Vulgate manuscripts read� Further of those Greek manuscripts which do omit this verse, 97% are late manuscripts, dated from the 10th century or later."

It would seem that the brethren have been ignoring the facts.

This author is not a Greek scholar but one thing is clear; the liberty these modern versions take with the English language is pitiful. An example of this is cited conveniently on page 66 of James White�s book:

� And in Revelation 15:3, "King of saints," which should be either "King of the ages" (NIV) or "King of the nations" (NASB)��

Well, which is it? There is a big difference between �ages� and �nations�. Can they not do better than that?! The KJB has the correct reading.

Mr. White repeatedly wonders how these �readings� were able to survive over one hundred years of editorial work. He claims texts were taken straight from the Latin Vulgate when no Greek text was available to translate. Where did the Latin Vulgate come from? It came from Greek manuscripts just as all translations do. If one takes Mr. Whites statements at face value and Erasmus did translate the Latin into Greek then one can be sure he checked his work with the Greek text later. The reason these readings survived for over a century and on into the 21st century is because there are Greek manuscripts that support them. After all no one is trying to �improve on what God has revealed.�

On page 68 there is a chart with variant Greek text readings. Mr. White has a heading above the chart which says, "The Textus Receptus Versus the Textus Receptus". If you look closely however, it is clear that these readings are found in other text types as well as the TR . Let us look at the first example:

Luke 2:22

�their purification�-NIV

�her purification�-KJB

Which reading is correct? There are Greek manuscripts that support both. Well, a look into the Bible might give us a clue! There is no need for Jesus to be purified (I John 3:3). There is no requirement in the Law of Moses for Joseph to be ceremonially purified. No mathematical or etymological gymnastics are needed from this point on because God has spoken:

"1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. 3And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 4And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. 5But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.6And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest: 7Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for her that hath born a male or a female. 8And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean." Leviticus 12:1-8

Peake�s Commentary on the Bible is revealing (Principal A.J. Grieve commenting on Luke 2:22.):

"The alteration is due to the difficulty of supposing the Virgin (sic) to need Levitical purification."

It is indeed! The modern versions are essentially Catholic versions that are more palatable to popish minds:

KJB

New (Catholic) version

Catholic doctrine

See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Acts 8:36b-37

"Look here is water. Why shouldn�t I be baptized?"

Acts 8:37b

(v.37 is omitted )

Helps promote infant sprinkling. The eunuch could only be baptized if he was a believer. This verse is best left out if you want to sell this version to Catholics.

Confess your faults one to another. James 5:16a

Therefore confess your sins to each other. James 5:16a

This verse backs up the sacrament of confession to a priest of Rome.

And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. Matt. 1:25

But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. Matt. 1:25

Jesus had brothers and sisters. Mary was not a perpetual virgin. The new bibles are weaker.

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14

"But the gate to life is narrow and the way that leads to it is hard, and there are few people who find it."

Matthew 7:14

Is it hard to get to heaven? The Catholics say yes. Penance, confession, Rosary, devotion to Mary, purgatory, the Mass etc.

 

It is no coincidence that one of the main Greek texts used for producing these corrupt bibles is called Vaticanus and is from the Vatican Library! How long are they going to venerate this sacred cow? How far are evangelicals willing to go as they fornicate with the whore of Revelation 17?

The Gideons are not permitted to distribute King James Bibles to Catholic school children. So now the Gideons are giving out the New American Standard Version to the Catholic children. The nuns and priests are welcoming them with open arms! Why? Because the Pope in Rome has officially approved of the NASV for Catholic use! When a Bible is accepted by Rome the warning lights should come on! No one has been burned at the stake for reading a NASV. Many Christians, however, are getting �burned� when they buy an NASV because they are getting a satanic counterfeit.

Mr. White claims the teaching of the TR, the Majority Text, Nestle�s and the UBS 4th all teach the same thing. Mr. White is wrong. The above chart should clearly reveal that. Dr. Jack Moorman has written an excellent, technical book revealing 354 doctrinal errors in the modern versions. Dr. D.A. Waite has counted 5,604 places of difference between the Westcott/Hort text and the TR.

 

The Text of the Reformation

Indeed, the text that underlies the KJB is the text that the reformers used. In fact, this text has been used by Christians from the time of the apostles. The first churches read these texts as inspired Scripture and copied them faithfully so that we could have an inspired and preserved Bible today.

Mr. White claims that all the reformers could get their hands on were TR type texts! Let it be remembered that all the reformers were Catholic priests prior to leaving Rome. They had access to all the corrupt texts Rome could supply and they rejected them!

It does not make sense that the only manuscripts men like Erasmus could gather up would all read like the TR! Erasmus and the men that came afterward, had access to corrupt readings but they refused to use them. Erasmus had the Latin Vulgate before him, and as a member of the Roman Catholic system had a wealth of manuscripts from which to work. Mr. White is either ignorant of this or is seeking to deceive God�s people with misleading information. Erasmus was possibly the most learned scholar alive at the time and was not "in the dark" concerning Satan�s corrupt manuscripts. The King James translators had the same material Erasmus had.

Grady commenting:

"�[the] readings of Sinaiticus and Vaticanus were very much before the scholars of the 1611 Authorized Version as represented in the Latin Vulgate."

 

The Translation of the King James Bible

Mr. White makes some assertions that are just not true. He claims that some translators sought advancement in their positions because of their work on the KJB. He offers no proof of this. One would have thought that there could not be a better position to be in than to work on the translation of the Word of God! If position was what motivated them �they�d arrived!

Westcott and Hort were more than �baby sprinklers� they were men who were lost and on their way to Hell because of their many heresies. These two men were modernists in every sense of the term. Westcott; denied Bible miracles, was into kneeling before statues of Mary, equated church membership with salvation, was a sacerdotalist (devoted to the sacraments), believed in baptismal regeneration and denied the absolute infallibility of the Bible. One cannot be born again and deny the plan of salvation and the truth of the Bible. Hort believed about the same as Westcott but was even more heretical, if that were possible. To equate the theology of Westcott and Hort with that of the King James translators, as Mr. White does, is historically inaccurate and a slap in the face to the men behind the King James Bible.

The translation methods of the King James committee are also brought into question. Relying on other translations is no problem provided the translation is accurate. In answer to James Whites question about the Bishop�s Bible being inspired in some places, there is no other conclusion one can come to other than that where any translation is faithful to the preserved Greek and Hebrew text, it is inspired. The trouble with this idea when applied to the entire Bible is that the Bible is a unified whole and must be perfect in all its parts in order to be inspired. I refuse to be backed into a corner in this regard and must state emphatically that the only preserved and inspired complete Bible we have in the English language is the King James Bible, purified seven times (There were seven English translations before the KJB was translated: Wycliffe, Tyndale, Coverdale, Matthew�s, The Great Bible, Geneva and the Bishop�s Bible). Where the Bishop�s Bible was translated properly, it is the preserved Word of God.

These comments are in answer to the tongue-in-cheek question we sometimes get asked, �Where was the Bible before 1611�? This writer believes God used the previous seven translations as a purification of the English text and a means to solidify the English language to a richness it had not previously known. In His providence, God chose the time, the place and the people to do this great work of translating the King James Bible.

The old ecclesiastical words that were retained in the text were for accuracy as well as familiarity. Church is accurate and the word congregation is hard to fit with the meaning in some contexts. A church is a called out assembly of baptized believers, organized to fulfill the commandments of Christ. You can find a congregation of people at a Promise Keepers rally but they are not called out, separate from the world!

The word church is familiar as well and this fact should not be dismissed lightly. Imagine changing the word �church� to �assembly� today. All the universal church folks would have a heart attack!

By the way, we are not talking about synonyms here but about the actual Words of God that have been omitted or changed to other, completely different words.

There is no problem with going back to early Christian writings and lexicons to see how men of God in the past translated a word. There is no difficulty with having a Greek word defined in the margin of the Bible either. The marginal notes that are a problem are the footnotes that cast doubt on God�s Word!

Greek words sometimes have more than one meaning just as some English words do. Mr. White mentions inconsistent translations of some Greek and Hebrew words as leading to confusion. It is James White who is bringing in confusion by clouding this issue. There is not one English translation that is uniform in the way it translates all Greek words and that is exactly the way it should be. Some Greek and Hebrew words can be translated numerous ways. The King James Bible is exactly what God would have for us in the English language. There are constraints with language that do not allow for 100% literal translation. Where this phenomena exists it is the Holy Spirit that bridges the gap between languages. The Holy Spirit also did His work by providentially guiding the translators in their choice of words. God does a work today by illuminating the minds of men as they read the Scriptures in English as to the interpretation. The Bible is unlike any other book. God is able to see to it that the Bible loses nothing in the translation from language to language.

There has been some speculation as to how the King James Bible translators died. According to one source some were assassinated by Jesuit agents. The last thing in the world the Catholics wanted at that time was a Bible, authorized by a Protestant king, in the hands of the common people. The Catholic Rheims-Douay version was produced by the Jesuits between 1582 (N.T.) and 1610 (O.T.) but you had to have a written license from a bishop of Rome to read it! To try and hinder the production of the KJB the Jesuits tried to overthrow protestant King James by attempting to blow him up with the English parliament. Guy Fawkes was hung, drawn and quartered for his part in the plot on January 30th 1606. Incidentally, Guy went to �Bible College� in Douay, Spain- the seminary where the Jesuit New Testament was produced. The seminary was founded in 1568 "for the training of priests who were to win England back to the Catholic faith."

The reason the author takes the time to mention the above is that there was a conspiracy to destroy the Bible. It was not God who was displeased but Satan.

The original languages of the Bible are a fascinating study but are not necessary to an understanding of God�s Word. Mr. White speaks of his pastor going into the meaning of a Greek word and wondering why he bothered. Mr. White thought the English was hard enough to understand without going into the Greek. There should be no problem but if the Greek says something different than the English then there is a problem. There should be no problem but there is. The problem is the underlying Greek text used to �correct� the KJB. With thousands of differences between the TR and the Westcott/Hort text it is no wonder the King James Bible is seen as a poor translation. It works like this:

 

A preacher quotes 1 Timothy 3:16,

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.(KJB)

He then says something like this, "The KJV departs from the original Greek at this point and leaves us with a poor rendering of the apostle�s original intent. This unfortunate error has no doubt crept in as a scribal interpolation due to the expansion of piety at that time in church history."

He then goes on to quote a word from Nestle�s Greek text as proof of the �error� in the KJB. Then a modern version will be quoted to correct the KJB.

1 Timothy 3:16,  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen of angels, Preached among the nations, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory (ASV).

There is not a Greek manuscript in existence that reads �He who�. This slick action is pulled off by a man who has forgotten most of the Greek he was taught in college, a Vine�s dictionary and a modern version. This is not scholarship but it sure sounds impressive to the man in the pew who assumes the Greek that is referred to is authoritative.

Now a word on the Greek. The KJB advocates are accused of �correcting the Greek with the English�. I believe this charge is brought about for two reasons. The first being that some of the writings of Dr. Ruckman have been misapplied. Below is a quote from the writings of Dr. Peter S. Ruckman. The quote is from his book, The Christian�s Handbook of Manuscript Evidence, from a chapter titled, "Correcting the Greek with the English":

1. Mark 1:2,3. Using Origen�s corrupt "Septuagint," Eusebius, Augustine, and Jerome conjectured that the quotation which followed was from Isaiah the Prophet (Is. 40:3). Having made this conjecture, without reading Malachi, all of them changed the verse�The reader will find this Bible "boner" preserved in the RV, ASV, RSV Catholic Bible (any edition), and 95% of all the "new" Bibles.

Here, the A.V. is helpful in correcting the Greek �Where the counterfeits read, "As it has been written in Isaiah the prophet," the Holy Spirit has written (and preserved), "As it is written in the prophets." The A.V. 1611 has "prophets" not "Isaiah the prophet."

 

Which is correct?

Well? Which is faithful to the orthodox, fundamental, historic, militant position that has been handed down to the brethren, world without end, etc. etc� Now, there is a Greek text that any new convert could correct with a KJB! Let him do it straightway! The KJB is superior to any corrupt Greek text.

The other reason for the attack on Dr. Ruckman is that he rejects the Westcott/Hort/Nestle�s type text. It is assumed that to reject this Greek text is tantamount to saying that the English is better than the original Greek. The fact is that the KJB is superior to the critical Greek text of Nestle. The reason for this is that the KJB was translated from different manuscripts than the modern versions. If one was to look at the Greek and Hebrew behind the KJB one would find that the English was just as good as the original Greek and Hebrew. In fact sometimes the English is clearer:

Acts 12:4  And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. (KJB)

With,

Acts 12:4  And when he had taken him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him; intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people. (ASV)

Which is it? Easter or Passover? The same Greek word underlies both translations. The word is: �pascha� and the King James Bible translates it "passover" every time it occurs except here. The reason the KJB is clearer and more accurate here is two fold.

First, the context is "(Then were the days of unleavened bread.)" Acts 12:3. The days of unleavened bread began on the day of the passover of the Jews and continued seven days:

Exodus 12:14-15  And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

This feast was seen as a separate memorial than that of the passover:

Exodus 23:15  Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)

The context is clearly the feast or "days" of unleavened bread. The time frame is not the Passover at all but the days of unleavened bread.

Second, the context of Acts 12 is Herod Agrippa I and the actions he took. Herod was on the side of Rome. He did not celebrate the Passover but was sold out to Roman custom (even accepting worship as a god). The pagan celebration of Ishtar, Astarte and Ashtoreth are at the root of Easter celebrations. This holiday was celebrated hundreds of years before Christ was born and was observed throughout the Roman empire in the days of Herod. Herod was interested in keeping up appearances and observed this Roman holiday religiously.

The testimony of the Scriptures and the historical context support the translation of �pascha� as �Easter� as the King James Bible has it. There is one Greek word here but the English Bible translates this word two different ways. In this instance the English is actually better and more accurate than the Greek text from which it came. One might call it correcting the Greek with the English!

In a section on textual criticism Mr. White shows the true state of futility in which he finds himself. He claims the goal of the lower textual critics is "to reproduce the original text of the Bible." Mr. White has painted himself into a very small corner. Mr. White does not believe we have a preserved Bible. Mr. White is calling Jesus a liar (Matt.24:35). Well James, the scholars have had over 120 years to get at it but the confusion has only increased. After 200 attempts at reproducing the "originals" (This sounds dangerously close to double inspiration!) the brethren still do not have an inerrant Bible. God was obviously not willing to cooperate with this sorted ecumenical disgrace.

 

Which King James Bible?

The editions of the King James Bible did not yield another translation but simply corrected typographical errors, changed punctuation, standardized spelling and changed fonts.

The so-called revisions of the King James Bible were nothing that can be compared to the production of a new translation. Some KJB believers are asked, "Which King James Version do you use?" The implication being that some how the King James Bible of 1611 is not the KJB carried by Bible believers in the 21st century!

The first two �revisions� of the KJB occurred within 27 years of the original printing. These changes corrected printer�s errors not textual mis-translations. Samuel Ward and John Bois were on the King James translation committee and were called upon to help iron out these typographical errors. Thanks to their diligent work, 71% of all changes on the A.V. 1611 were complete by the time the 1638 Cambridge edition rolled off the presses.

The final two editions of the 1611 King James Bible took place in 1762 and 1769. The purpose of these interventions was to standardize the spelling.

There is only one King James Bible. The KJB is the Word of God and as such bears the stamp of infallibility. The Bible is not the product of man but "�holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." II Peter 1:21b. God, by His power and providence, superintended all the human instruments that were used in bringing us the Book of Books.

 

An Infallible Pope or an Infallible Book?

On page 94 of his book, Mr. White speaks of the comfort some people have in believing in an infallible pope or some cultist. This is a ploy that would try and equate Catholicism or heresy with faith in an inerrant Bible. The historical truth of the matter is that the Catholics accused Christians of having a "paper pope". It was Rome who denied an infallible Bible and mocked Bible believers for measuring all matters religious with the Word. Times sure have changed! Five hundred years ago a man writing this kind of accusation would be called a heretic but today he is called a fundamentalist and a Christian apologist.

Mr. White continues his attack:

�Protestants, however, should be quick to question any such notion of absolute religious certainty.�

When Mr. White speaks of �Protestants� one must assume he would include the Baptists as well. The Bible does provide absolute religious certainty. That is the singular fact that separates Christians from the cults, they seek the Word of God on all matters of faith and practice-or should.

To claim that faith in the KJB is to "invest the KJV translators with ultimate authority" is a twist of the facts. That is like saying that an NIV man is trusting Westcott and Hort for his authority! Trust in the Bible is one of the fundamentals of the Christian faith! Mr. White tries to cloud this important doctrine by turning the facts around and twisting that for which Bible believers truly stand.

Mr. White speaks of the need for certainty among Bible believers "without any factual or logical or even scriptural reason(s)." It is Mr. White who is ignoring the facts, the logic and the Scriptures:

 

Factual reasons for trusting the KJB:

    1. The KJB is stronger doctrinally than all modern versions. These doctrines include: the blood, Christ�s deity, plan of salvation, nature of man, eschatology, nature of Lucifer, Hell and many others.

    2. The KJB does not soften the commands against Sodomy as the modern versions do. The NIV changes "sodomite" to "shrine prostitute."

    3. The King James Bible contains hundreds of more words than the modern versions. Someone is adding or subtracting from the Word of God. The fact is the KJB is not the same Book as the modern versions.

    4. The modern versions replace "He" and "Him" -referring to Jesus with the New Age designation, "The One". THERE IS NO GREEK BASIS FOR THIS ALTERATION.

    5. The Greek text behind the modern versions is the same as that used for all Catholic bibles and the Jehovah Witness New World Translation.

    6. When an NIV is purchased a portion of the purchase price goes into the pocket of Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is a committed New Ager and supports the idea of a one-world government. Rupert Murdoch is a producer of pornography.

    7. There have been many English translations but only one that was authorized by a king. Deuteronomy 17:18  And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

    8. The changes made in the new versions are far from benign. The changes affect doctrine and meaning.

    9. The KJB was the Bible used by great men of faith for almost 400 years. It was instrumental in more revivals and conversions than any other translation, including the original manuscripts themselves.

    10. The King James Bible is the easiest to read of all the translations available. According to the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Indicator the KJB is rated at a 5.8 Grade level (The NIV 8.4, NASB 6.1, TEV 7.2, NKJV 6.9).

These may not be the most compelling reasons to use a KJB but one should sit up and take notice when faced with such facts.

A CASE STUDY IN MISREPRESENTATION?

Mr. White accuses King James only advocates with lying to promote their cause. Is this really a fair or accurate assessment?

In Dr. Riplinger�s book, New Age Bible Versions, one can find several errors. The book is 690 pages in length. There are thousands of footnotes. It is not hard to imagine that a book of that length would contain some inaccuracies.

On page 455 there is a problem with the quote from Isaiah 26:3 in the NASB. The phrase that Dr. Riplinger says is omitted is actually in the text of the NASB ("Because he trusts in thee."). To give Dr. Riplinger the benefit of the doubt, it is possible that these words were missing from the edition of the NASB she had or that she made a mistake on the version that had the omission. To charge Dr. Riplinger with a "plethora of out-of-context citations" and "misrepresenting the position" of the people she quotes is simply not true.

On pages 99-102 Mr. White claims Dr. Riplinger is misrepresenting Westcott and Hort in her book, New Age Bible Versions. Her quote is very short but gives the gist of Westcott and Hort�s position concerning Aleph and B. Dr. Riplinger is not misrepresenting Westcott and Hort. Westcott and Hort referred to B as a "neutral text preserved on an island of purity" and a "remarkably pure text."

One can understand that, for reasons of space, Dr. Riplinger would choose to quote a few key adjectives to give the bent of Westcott and Hort regarding these two corrupt Greek manuscripts. To give the full context of each quote would result in too large a work for one volume to contain.

Westcott and Hort�s Greek New Testament may not read exactly like the UBS or the Nestle/Aland texts but the same theories of textual criticism, not to mention the bias toward Aleph and B, have been adopted by the architects of these texts.

On pages 103-106 of his book, Mr. White points to some quotes of Dr. Riplinger that seem to be out of context. On page 103 Dr. Palmer is quoted as saying, "[There are] few clear and decisive texts that declare Jesus is God." The context in which Dr. Palmer said this was in reference to the KJB rendering of John 1:18. Although Dr. Palmer was not implying that Jesus is not God, he was however helping to prove a point that KJB believers have been trumpeting for years: The NIV and all modern versions contain extremely few texts that declare that Jesus is God, mainly because they corrupt the texts that do! John 1:18 is not a verse that promotes the deity of Christ. In fact, the rendering in the NIV supports Dr. Riplinger�s contention that the modern versions are New Age versions.

Version

John 1:1

Doctrine promoted

KJB

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

The Son is begotten of the Father. Jesus is the only begotten Son, distinct from those sons brought in by adoption.(John 1:12)

NIV

No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father�s side, has made him known.

The "One" is a title for Satan. He is the god of the New Age. Luciferians worship the One.

NASB

No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

Promoting Jehovah Witness doctrine- the idea that there is God and an inferior, begotten god (cf. NWT).

People did not burn their NIV bibles because Dr. Riplinger took a quote or two out of context. Hundreds have trashed their modern translations because these versions contain false, New Age doctrine! Modern versions are shelved every day in favour of the KJB because the new bibles attack the deity of Christ in many places. It is doctrine that is at issue not some mamby pamby preference for Elizabethan English! Robert M. Baker lists over 20 verses that downplay the deity of Christ: I Tim. 3:16, Dan. 3:25, Acts 3:13 & 26, Phil. 2:6, Acts 8:37, John 6:69, John 9:35, Matt. 20:20, John 4:42, Acts 15:11 & 16:31, Rom. 1:3, I Cor. 5:4, Eph. 3:14, I Thes. 2:19 & 3:11, II Thes. 1:8, John 14:28, Phil. 4:13, Acts 7:59. So much for not "affecting" any doctrines and "updating" the archaic something-or-others.

The quote in New Age Bible Versions from Dr. Calvin Linton, as cited in Mr. White�s book, is bang on. Dr. Riplinger is testing the orthodoxy of Dr. Linton�s theology against New Testament Christianity (Matthew 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.), not that theology which is taught in 99% of all Colleges and seminaries the world over. More than 99% of college educated Christians reject the fact of Bible preservation as taught by Jesus in Matthew 24:35. The context of His teaching on Bible preservation comes on the heels of His teaching on the second coming. Yes, Jesus is coming and boy is He angry!

Mr. Linton�s teachings quoted by Mr. White on pages 105 and 106 of his book follow the party line of all Bible apostates since 1881. Mr. Linton is amused at how uninformed the laity are regarding the translation of the text. The Holy Spirit warned of this attitude when He wrote to the church at Pergamos:

�And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; Revelation 2:12-17a.

The doctrine of the Nicolaitans was the practice of "conquering the laity". This is done by taking away the KJB that God has placed in our hands and replacing its authority with another authority. The preferred standard of authority in this camp is scholarship. While "good, godly" men smirk at the "uninformed" the authority of the Word of God is replaced by the pseudo-scholarship of the seminaries elect. This inner circle are also known as the Alexandrian Cult. Initiation into this cult is subtle and most of the membership are ignorant of its organization or existence. However, all members of the cult subscribe to the following creed:

 

THE CREED OF THE ALEXANDRIAN CULT

  • There is no final authority but God.
  • Since God is a Spirit, there is no final authority that can be seen, heard, read, felt, or handled.
  • Since all books are material, there is no book on this earth that is the final and absolute authority on what is right and what is wrong: what constitutes truth and what constitutes error.
  • There WAS a series of writings one time which, IF they had all been put into a BOOK as soon as they were written the first time, WOULD HAVE constituted an infallible and final authority by which to judge truth and error.
  • However, this series of writings was lost, and the God who inspired them was unable to preserve their content through Bible-believing Christians at Antioch (Syria), where the first Bible teachers were (Acts 13:1), and where the first missionary trip originated (Acts 13:1-52, and where the word "Christian" originated (Acts 11:26).
  • So, God chose to ALMOST preserve them through Gnostics and philosophers from Alexandria, Egypt, even though God called His Son OUT of Egypt (Matthew 2), Jacob OUT of Egypt (Genesis 49), Israel OUT of Egypt (Exodus 15), and Joseph's bones OUT of Egypt (Exodus 13).
  • So, there are two streams of Bibles: the most accurate�though, of course, there is no final, absolute authority for determining truth and error: it is a matter of "preference"�are the Egyptian translations from Alexandria, Egypt, which are "almost the originals," although not quite.
  • But we can "tolerate" these if those who believe in them will tolerate US. After all, since there is NO ABSOLUTE AND FINAL AUTHORITY that anyone can read, teach, preach, or handle, the whole thing is a matter of "PREFERENCE." You may prefer what you prefer, and we will prefer what we prefer; let us live in peace, and if we cannot agree on anything or everything, let us all agree on one thing: THERE IS NO FINAL, ABSOLUTE, WRITTEN AUTHORITY OF GOD ANYWHERE ON THIS EARTH.

This is the Creed of the Alexandrian Cult.

Mr. White seems confused about what the creed is saying and who is saying it. Dr. Ruckman is not writing from his theological standpoint but is applying the writings and teachings of Bible critics the world over. Dr. Ruckman is parroting the practical teachings of all Bible rejecters minus all the fluff and great swelling words. The Creed is the practical confession of faith of 99% of all pastors and Bible college professors on planet Earth today (A.D. 2000). This confession of faith will never be printed in their church constitutions or college catalogs but there it is. It is important to look at the Creed point by point and to refute Mr. White�s statements.

1.There is no final authority but God.This is not exactly true and is applied in the wrong way by the modern version advocates. It is the Bible critics who "build a false edifice", teaching that God did not quite manage to communicate authoritatively with a preserved Bible.

2. Since God is a Spirit, there is no final authority that can be seen, heard, read, felt, or handled.

God is able to communicate but the issue raised is not communication but authoritative revelation. Yes, God has revealed Himself in our conscience and in creation (Romans 1:19-20) but both have been affected by the fall and offer no authoritative revelation on which to base our lives. The Word of God is absolute authority but only if it has been preserved �a position the new bible advocates reject. Point two of the creed is telling it like it is. King James Bible believers, by contrast, have a Bible they can hold in their hands that is the final absolute authority.

3. Since all books are material, there is no book on earth that is the final and absolute authority on what is right and what is wrong: what constitutes truth and what constitutes error. Ruckman is focusing on the Scriptures. Ruckman is focusing on a particular Book. The problem is Mr. White equates the Scriptures with only the original autographs. Anything else is just a translation, in his mind. Sadly, Mr. White does not have the Bible or at least "the Scriptures." What does God say about the Scriptures? One thing is for sure: when God refers to the Scriptures He is not only referring to the original autographs but to copies as well. 2 Timothy 3:15,  And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

According to this text Timothy had the Scriptures when he was a child and those Scriptures were inspired. Timothy did not own the original autographs. Acts 8:32  The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: God is focusing on a particular Book and God is focusing on the Scriptures. God is not referring to something "delivered to us via angelic messenger" (nor is Dr. Ruckman).

Thank God the Ethiopian eunuch had the Scriptures. Mr. White needs to be consistent with his statement of faith. The Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. The practice of the Bible is to call copies of the originals "inspired" and "Scripture". The next doctrinal statement in the creed more accurately describes Mr. White�s position.

4. There WAS a series of writings one time which, IF they had all been put into a BOOK as soon as they were written the first time, WOULD HAVE constituted an infallible and final authority by which to judge truth and error. All apostates have this position written in their church doctrinal statements and college catalogs. The actual wording goes something like this: "We believe that all Scripture, in the original autographs, was given by inspiration of God." The ramifications of such a statement when divorced from the doctrine of preservation read as point four, above. White�s "re-inspiration" is a red herring designed to steer one away from the Biblical position, held by KJB advocates, that the Scriptures have always been inspired. What we hold in our hands is just as authoritative and inspired as the original autographs. God did not re-inspire anyone or anything: inspiration was accomplished and perpetuated from the original revelation to the present day. Isaiah 59:21  As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever. Praise God for His Word regarding the matter of inspiration and preservation. Sadly, James White does not take what the Bible says as the final authority in this matter of faith and practice. For all practical purposes Mr. White does not have a Bible, at least one he can believe and hold in his hands.

5. However, this series of writings was lost, and the God who inspired them was unable to preserve their content through Bible-believing Christians at Antioch (Syria), where the first Bible teachers were (Acts 13:1), and where the first missionary trip originated (Acts 13:1-52,) and where the word "Christian" originated (Acts 11:26). Mr. White says he believes God preserved "their content through Christians� everywhere in the world". Where is that "content" that God preserved if it is not to be found in a King James Bible? Where are the words that Jesus promised would not pass away? Implied in the doctrine preservation is the organization of those preserved words. It is no use to the man on the street to have the Bible everywhere and no where! Only a fool would conclude that the content of the Bible is preserved in all the over 5000 scattered manuscripts available today. To conclude that no one Book contains the preserved Word of God is to charge the God of Heaven with falsehood.

6. So God chose to ALMOST preserve them through Gnostics and philosophers from Alexandria, Egypt, even though God called His Son OUT of Egypt (Matt. 2), and Jacob OUT of Egypt (GEN. 49), Israel OUT of Egypt (Exodus 15), and Joseph�s bones OUT of Egypt (Exodus13). Dr. Ruckman may provide no evidence or documentation to support his claim about Gnostic influence in Alexandria but the historical proof is there for all to see. Valentius of Alexandria was a prominent Gnostic who went to Rome in A.D. 140 to spread his false doctrine. Gnostic beliefs persisted into the fourth century and no doubt helped form some of Arius� theology. In another place in his book, Mr. White is helpful in providing documentation as to the spiritual climate of Alexandria: On page 193 we read: "He was Athanasius, the great bishop of Alexandria.

Almost single-handedly he stood against those who taught that Jesus was a creature, a being who came into existence at some point in the past; against the followers of a man named Arius." Single-handedly? Yes, such was the theological temperature of Alexandria, Egypt. Mr. White sees no problem in going there for a Bible. To further nail this down let�s look to Dr. D.A. Waite for some documentation concerning the Gnostic influence in Alexandria. Again, this writer appreciates Mr. White�s willingness in helping provide the material needed to make the point. Referring to the rendering of John 1:18 in the new versions, Dr. Waite comments: "They take away the word, "Son," and change it to "God."

This is pure HERESY! It is not possible to have an "Only Begotten God." This is an example of the Gnostic error that teaches Christ was only one of the many "gods" that were mere "emanations." You MUST have an "Only Begotten Son" to be doctrinally correct." How do the modern versions stand up in relation to orthodox Christianity? John 1:18 (NIV), No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father�s side, has made him known. As noted previously, the NIV promotes the New Age god, Lucifer.

Lucifer or Satan are also referred to as "The One". John 1:18 (NASB), No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. The NASB promotes the Gnostic concept of God. John 1:18 (TR), Qeo;n oujdei;" eJwvrake pwvpote: oJ monogenh;" uiJov", oJ w]n eij" to;n kovlpon tou` patro;" ejkei`no" ejxhghvsato. Notice carefully that the first word (Qeo;n) in John 1:18 appears no where else in that verse. This Greek word is translated "God" in the KJB. The Textus Receptus reads as the KJB, in John 1:18, "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." John 1:18 (Nestles), Qeo;n oujdei;" eJwvraken pwvpote: monogenh;" qeo;" oJ w]n eij" to;n kovlpon tou` patro;" ejkei`no" ejxhghvsato. Nestle�s 26th edition has "God" twice in John 1:18. This fact helps promote the Gnostic and Jehovah�s Witness concept of a begotten "god". What is also remarkable is that the NIV reading bears no resemblance to the Greek text on which it is based. The modern versions reflect the theology of the translators. The overwhelming majority of Greek manuscripts have the word "God" in John 1:18 once and not twice.

7. So, there are two streams of Bibles: the most accurate � though, of course, there is no final, absolute authority for determining truth and error: it is a matter of "preference" � are the Egyptian translations from Alexandria, Egypt, which are "almost the originals," although not quite. Mr. White claims there is a final, absolute authority for determining truth and error. However, like a true Alexandrian Cult member his final authority is not the Bible but God. While it is true God is our ultimate authority, God is in heaven and the way He speaks to us authoritatively is by His written Word. Without the written Word we can never know how to be saved or know God�s will for our lives. Mr. White has no final authority that he can lay his hands on (see points 1, 2 and 3 of The Creed of the Alexandrian Cult.).

8. The most inaccurate translations were those that brought about the German Reformation (Luther, Zwingli, Boehler, Zinzendorf, Spener, etc.) and the worldwide missionary movement of the English-speaking people: the Bible that Sunday, Torrey, Moody, Finney, Spurgeon, Whitefield, Wesley, and Chapman used. Facts are facts. There has never been a revival associated with any modern version. The King James Bible has literally turned the world upside-down as far as its influence is concerned. By way of contrast, the prevalence of new bibles in these last days has resulted in ignorance of the Bible, lukewarmness and apostasy.

9. But we can "tolerate" these if those who believe in them will tolerate US. After all, since there is NO ABSOLUTE AND FINAL AUTHORITY that anyone can read, teach, preach, or handle, the whole thing is a matter of "PREFERENCE." You may prefer what you prefer, and we will prefer what we prefer; let us live in peace, and if we cannot agree on anything or everything, let us all agree on one thing: THERE IS NO FINAL, ABSOLUTE, WRITTEN AUTHORITY OF GOD ANYWHERE ON THIS EARTH.This is the Creed of the Alexandrian Cult. Dr. Ruckman says it with charity, of course! This writer does not agree with some of Dr. Ruckman�s theology centering on the church and on the issue of divorce and remarriage but concerning the issues surrounding the King James Bible, Dr. Ruckman is usually found to be accurate and trustworthy in his assertions. They have not changed my Bible! It is clear from the Word of God that the Bible has been preserved.

The problem today is that very few believe what God has declared concerning the inspiration and preservation of His Words. The way some of the "brethren" would have it, God is an impotent liar, unable to do as He promised. The logical conclusion one draws from this is that there is no Bible and no omnipotent God. This, of course, is blasphemy. The tragedy of so many is the way they approach the Bible, not with faith but with unbelief. Many give lip service to the doctrine of inspiration but in reality serve a silent god who is unable to deliver the words he claimed to inspire. The words are lost and all we can look to are the "experts". The awesome God of the Bible is not so but keeps His promises!

Bible verse teaching preservation

Commentary

Joshua 1:8, This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

If God commands us to meditate on and obey His Word it must be available to meditate upon and to obey.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9, 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

How can we possibly obey these Scriptures if they are not available to us today?

Psalm 12:6-7, 6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

This text promises the preservation of the individual words of God.

  1. The extent- "words"

b) The Agent- "Thou" (God)

c) The time period- "for ever"

Psalm 33:11, The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Yes, God�s thoughts have been preserved just as the words that make up those thoughts are also preserved.

Psalm 78:5-7, 5 For he � commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: 6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: 7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget � God, but keep his commandments:

God�s intention in giving the law and His commandments was so each generation would be able to teach their children.

 

Bible verse teaching preservation

Commentary

Psalm 100:5, For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

God�s truth is for all generations. God would not go through 2000 years of time giving His Word by inspiration only to lose it!!!

Psalm 105:8, He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

Does one get the sense of a pattern or theme here�?

Psalm 111:7-9, 7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. 8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. 9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

God�s commands stand sure, fast and forever!

It is God�s name that is reverend, not yours, preacher!

Psalm 117:2, For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.

God�s truth is enduring truth, it is not subject to corruption.

Psalm 119, 89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. 111a Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: 152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. 160 Thy word is true� every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

Praise Him for His goodness, He has not left us without a Bible!!!

Psalm 146:6, Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

The context is God�s omnipotence. God certainly has the power to preserve His words.

Proverbs 22:20-21, 20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, 21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

Only preservation guarantees certainty.

Isaiah 40:8, The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

The written Word stands just as surely as the living Word will stand upon the Mount of Olives in the last days!

Bible verse teaching preservation

Commentary

Isaiah 59:21, As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed�s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

As previously mentioned this verse teaches inspiration and preservation.

Inspiration is not much use to the man on the street unless those inspired words are also preserved.

Matthew 24:35, Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

The words of Jesus are more enduring than the known universe! The very character and trustworthiness of Jesus is at stake. If this verse is not true how can we be sure that any of the promises of the Bible can be trusted?

Matthew 28:19-20, 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

How are we to teach all nations the Words of Jesus, and to continue teaching those commands until "the end of the world", if those words are lost?

Luke 16:17, And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

These are Jesus words and are to be taken at face value.

Luke 21:33, Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

See Matt. 24:35 note.

John 10:35, If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

To lose the Scriptures would break them, rendering them useless.

John 12:47-48, 47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Would it be fair of Almighty God to allow the very words by which we shall be judged, to pass away- beyond our reach? If Jesus words are not available, how can they be rejected?

Bible verse teaching preservation

Commentary

2 Timothy 3:15-16, 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

The copies of the Scriptures that Timothy read as a boy are called inspired.

This is nothing less than preservation in practice. There could be no other conclusion from this text.

1 Peter 1:23,25, 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

The words that brought salvation to each born-again child of God are said to be incorruptible and enduring for ever. This is the nature of the gospel that is preached in the world today.

If a man will just accept the Scriptures as cited above, the task of determining which Bible is preserved will be elementary. When a Christian gets the issue of the Bible straight in his heart and soul, then the rest of his theology seems to fall into place. One of the things this writer is fond of saying when referring to visitors who come to his church is, "If they get right on the King James Bible, it won�t take them long to figure out what church they should identify with". It is interesting, and not to be passed over lightly, that almost all KJB sites on the Internet are put up by Baptists. Listed below is a selection of well over 400 verses that are doctrinally compared with the versions. If, after reading and studying these Scriptures, one still finds no problem with the content of the new bibles, one should ask whether the Holy Spirit of God is personally at work at all (John 16:13 promises, "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:" �why not ask God for His discernment and truth right now?).

King James Bible

Modern Version

Commentary

Matthew 1:25, And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Matthew 1:25 NASB, and kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.

("firstborn" is out. )

We are scarcely into the N.T. proper, when Satan, willing to show the Catholics a pleasure, gives room for the false R.C. doctrine of Mary�s perpetual virginity.

King James Bible

Modern Version

Commentary

Matthew 4:12, Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

Matthew 4:12 NASB, Now when He heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;

The context of this verse is the passage concerning Jesus fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 9:1-2.

Matthew 4:18, And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

Matthew 4:18 NASB, And walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.

Jesus is conspicuously absent from many passages of the New Testament. In this context He is organizing His church.

Matthew 4:23, And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Matthew 4:23 RSV, And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

Jesus is omitted yet again. Codex B is responsible for this omission. The vast majority of manuscripts contain the name of Jesus.

Matthew 5:22, But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Matthew 5:22 NIV, But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, �Raca,� is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, �You fool!� will be in danger of the fire of hell.

("without a cause" is out.)

Cf. Mark 3:5, And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Jesus got angry, is He in danger of being judged as a sinner? According to the NIV Jesus is guilty of sin.

Matthew 5:27, Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

Matthew 5:27 NIV, "You have heard that it was said, �You shall not commit adultery.�

This command is as foundational as the family.

King James Bible

Modern Version

Commentary

Matthew 5:44, But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Matthew 5:44 NIV, But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

(Most of this verse is gone. Sixteen English words are thrown into the Alexandrian dumpster!)

Here is a verse that one can apply to the life to keep the heart and soul from bitterness.

It is a shame that this verse was not found in Catholic bibles while they were murdering millions Christians and Jews..

Matthew 6:1, Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 6:1 NIV, "Be careful not to do your �acts of righteousness� before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

("alms" is changed.)

These are two different things. We are unprofitable servants and rarely fulfill that which God commands us. Christians often fall short. (Luke 17:10)

Matthew 6:13, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 6:13 NASB, �And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.]�

This is put in for effect: it is claimed by the Lockman Foundation that bracketed words are "probably not in the original writings." They need to check the original Greek!

Matthew 6:27, Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

Matthew 6:27 NRSV, And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?

Both can not be correct. There is a definite change in teaching here.

Matthew 6:33, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33 NIV, But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

There is a theme here as in Matt. 6:13. The kingdom and glory are coveted by the Roman Catholics and this is reflected in their bibles. Who gets the glory in the new versions? Which lifts up Jesus?

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Matthew 8:29, And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

Matthew 8:29 NIV, "What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"

("Jesus" is omitted.)

Jesus name is missing in many verses in the new versions. Jer.23:27 speaks of false prophets "�which think to cause my people to forget my name�"

Matthew 9:13, But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 9:13 NASB, "But go and learn what this means, �I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,� for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

("of repentance" is out.)

How important is repentance? The first word out of the mouth of two preachers, at the beginning of their public ministry, was "Repent".(Matt. 3:2 & Mark 1:15)

Matthew 11:23, And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

Matthew 11:23 NKJV, "And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

("hell" is replaced by the ambiguous "Hades".[cf. NWT of the J.W.�s])

Updating the archaic English of the KJB, are we? If a preacher got up on a Sunday and preached a message on HADES he would have a hard time getting a response. If you preach to a man that he is going to Hell, he will get the message, Amen?

Matthew 12:6, But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

Matthew 12:6 NASB,"But I say to you, that something greater than the temple is here.

Is Jesus a "thing"? By the way, what would that "something" be?

Matthew 12:25, And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Matthew 12:25 NASB, And knowing their thoughts He said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself shall not stand.

("Jesus" is omitted.)

Jesus is, O-U-T, out!

The last thing in the world Bible rejecters want is for Jesus to show up in the Book they are corrupting. These versions are houses divided on foundations of sand.

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Matthew 12:40, For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale�s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Matthew 12:40 NKJV, "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

("whale" is changed to "great fish" or "monster".)

The problem here is that whales are not fish(Jon. 2:1), they are mammals. God has a different classification of His creation. When God and man contradict believe the Bible!

Matthew 12:47, Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

Matthew 12:47 RSV

(The verse is omitted.)

Some folks just do not like the idea of the Lord Jesus having brothers and sisters or Mary having other children.

Matthew 13:36, Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

Matthew 13:36 NIV, Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."

The Pharisees did not like Jesus showing up in their Bibles either. "�Before Abraham was, I am." John 8:58c.

(cf. Exodus 3:14)

Matthew 13:51, Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

Matthew 13:51 NASB, "Have you understood all these things?" They *said to Him, "Yes."

("Lord" is removed.)

They are going to have to confess, "Jesus is Lord" sooner or later. (Phil. 2:11)

Matthew 14:14, And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

Matthew 14:14 NASV, And when He went ashore, He saw a great multitude, and felt compassion for them, and healed their sick.

Jesus name is removed from this miracle. The new versions are consistently weaker in their doctrinal content.

Matthew 14:22, And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

Matthew 14:22 NASV, And immediately He made the disciples get into the boat, and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.

Jesus is out again.

Matthew 14:25, And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

Matthew 14:25 NASV, And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.

Jesus is not popular in the modern versions.

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Matthew 15:8, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Matthew 15:8 NIV, �These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.

(8 words are gone.)

It is interesting that the verses that the new versions attack are some of the strongest personal rebukes extant.

Matthew 16:3, And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

Matthew 16:3 NIV, and in the morning, �Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.� You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

The footnote in the NIV reads, "Some early manuscripts do not havethe rest of verse 2 and all of verse 3."

Yea, hath God said ?

Matthew 16:18, And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 16:18 NKJV, "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

According to popular culture, Hades is not such a bad place. Hades is also seen as a myth- from Greek mythology.

Matthew 16:20, Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

Matthew 16:20 NIV, Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.

"The Christ" is a New Age concept blurring the lines of Christ�s deity and person.

Matthew 17:20, And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matthew 17:20 RSV, He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, �Move from here to there,� and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you."

Jesus is clearly teaching that a "little faith" is all they needed. Their problem was unbelief. The RSV has a contradiction right inside the verse!

Matthew 17:21, Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Matthew 17:21 NIV,

(The verse is omitted.)

Here is some instruction on how to deal with demon possession. I thought the new versions did not affect any doctrine. Now who do you suppose is interested in having this verse removed?

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Matthew 18:11, For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Matthew 18:11 NIV,

(Verse is omitted.)

On a scale of one to ten, how important would this verse be?

Matthew 18:15, Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Matthew 18:15 NASV, "And if your brother sins, go and reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

Are we to be the Holy Spirit in the lives of others? Personal offences are all that Jesus spoke about here.

Matthew 18:26, The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

Matthew 18:26 NASV, "The slave therefore falling down, prostrated himself before him, saying, �Have patience with me, and I will repay you everything.�

("Lord" is omitted.)

The J.W.�s claim that Jesus did not accept worship was never worshipped. Try to prove them wrong with a corrupt bible�

Matthew 19:9, And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Matthew 19:9 NIV, I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."

(11 words are missing.)

There are few topics more important than the family and marriage. Today many believers think it is okay to marry a divorced person. The new versions agree.

Matthew 19:16, And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Matthew 19:16 NIV, Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?"

This verse has been corrupted and to make it fit into the context Matthew 19:17 must also be changed.

Matthew 19:17, And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Matthew 19:17 NIV, "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments."

These questions are different. The meaning has changed and so does the answer. The "One" rears his ugly head yet again.

Matt.20:7, � Because no man hath hired us. He saith� Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

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Matthew 20:7 NIV, �Because no one has hired us,� they answered. "He said to them, �You also go and work in my vineyard.�

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The character of God is put in doubt here. God is just and fair. We get more than we deserve.

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Matthew 20:16, So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Matthew 20:16 NIV, "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."

This verse is a little too plain for modern apostate Christendom.

Matthew 20:20, Then came to him the mother of Zebedee�s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

Matthew 20:20 NASV, Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Him with her sons, bowing down, and making a request of Him.

One can bow before a member of the royal family out of respect, but worship is reserved for God alone. Jesus, as God, accepted worship.

Matthew 20:22, But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

Matthew 20:22 NIV, "You don�t know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?"

"We can," they answered.

(12 Words omitted.)

God�s word says: "Every word of God is pure�" Prov.30:5

These omitted words are not pure, according to modern scholarship.

Matthew 21:44, And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Matthew 21:44 NIV, He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."

NIV footnote says, "Some manuscripts do not have verse 44."

"Ye shall not surely die." Genesis 3:4b

Matthew 22:30, For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Matthew 22:30 NRSV, For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

There are some angels that are not of God and they show up in heaven at times (Job 1).

Matthew 23:8, But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

Matthew 23:8 NASV,"But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.

("Christ" is omitted and replaced with the New Age "One".)

When the "One" does show up he will be Satan manifest in the flesh (Rev. 13). The versions are primers for New Age teaching.

Matt.23:14, Woe unto you, � hypocrites! for ye devour widows� houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Matthew 23:14 NRSV

 

(Omitted.)

The RC priests do not like to be called hypocrites so the modern translators accommodate them.

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Matthew 23:33, Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Matthew 23:33 NIV, "You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

God says those who reject Christ are "condemned already" John 3:18

Matthew 23:38, Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

Matthew 23:38 NASV, "Behold, your house is being left to you desolate!

NASV footnotes "desolate" as doubtful.

Matthew 24:7, For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Matthew 24:7 NIV, Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

("pestilences" is removed.)

To lose this word is to lose the fact that Jesus predicted the pestilence of AIDS as well as other diseases. Only God knows the future.

Matthew 24:36, But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matthew 24:36 NIV, "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Attempting to deny the omniscience of the Son. The NIV changes "my" Father to "the" Father.

Matthew 24:48, But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

Matthew 24:48 NASV, "But if that evil slave says in his heart, �My master is not coming for a long time,�

(Change "servant" to "slave" also, "His coming" is altered.)

Two nasty things are seen here. Christ�s servants are seen as "slaves"(slave have no free will but obey by constraint). The second coming of Christ is omitted as well.

Matthew 25:13, Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 25:13 NIV, "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

As in Matt.24:48, the second coming of our Lord is under attack! Folks, that is just evil!

Matthew 25:31, When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Matthew 25:31 NIV, "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.

The angels are not holy and Jesus does not get the glory due His name. It is His glory. Heaven is only glorious because the Lord is there!

Matt. 26:28, For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Matt. 26:28 NIV, "� blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

It is a "New Testament" in fulfillment of Jeremiah 31:31

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Matthew 26:42, He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

Matthew 26:42 NASV, He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Thy will be done."

("Cup" is omitted.)

Jesus was to drink from the cup of the wrath of God. This was of course necessary for salvation to be available to all.

Matthew 27:34, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

Matthew 27:34 NIV, There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.

Jesus never drank fermented wine (Prov.31:4, 23:31 and Matt. 26:29-"new").

Matthew 27:35, And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Matthew 27:35 NIV, When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

(25 words are missing in this text.)

The problem here is obvious. Jesus fulfilled a prophecy here. This is one of the prophecies that, humanly speaking, was beyond His control.

Matthew 27:54, Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Matthew 27:54 NIV, When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"

The NIV feels that one option the translators could have opted for was "a son of God", in place of "the Son of God". The KJB has the correct reading with no footnotes.

Matthew 28:2, And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

Matthew 28:2 NRSV, And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

"from the door" is omitted.

Jesus made a door! That was a door that could not stay shut. Jesus said "I am the door". Jesus is the Door that is never closed.

Matthew 28:6, He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Matthew 28:6 NIV, He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

"Lord" is removed from the context of His resurrection.

Mat. 28:9, And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they � him by the feet, and worshipped him.

Mat. 28:9 NRSV, Suddenly Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Eight words are missing here of historical and Biblical significance.

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Mark 1:1,The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Mark 1:1 NIV, The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

"the Son of God"-footnoted.

This verse defines who Jesus is. He is the Son of God (Rom. 1:4). Mark is not just "about" Jesus it is "of" Him.

Mark 1:2, As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Mark 1:2 NIV, It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"�

God is quoting Isaiah 40:3 and Malachi 3:1. It is not just one prophet that is referenced.

Mark 1:14, Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

Mark 1:14 NRSV, Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,

Satan has a kingdom that he is trying to promote. He does not want to promote God�s.

Mark 1:31, And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

Mark 1:31 NASV, And He came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand, and the fever left her, and she waited on them.

("immediately" is gone.)

Jesus miracles are a little different from the type that Benny Hinn and the boys try to palm off on God�s elect!

Mark 1:41, And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

Mark 1:41, NASV, And moved with compassion, He stretched out His hand, and touched him, and *said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed."

Jesus gets kicked out of the Book He inspired. The Lord Jesus Christ�s name is removed dozens of times�

Mark 1:42, And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.

Mark 1:42 NIV, Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.

Jesus just had to speak. He did not need to put them in a head lock.

Mark 2:17, When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Mark 2:17 NIV, On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

"repentance" is gone.

How important is that one little word?

"�except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:3 (Jesus words).

Mark 3:15, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

Mark 3:15 NIV, and to have authority to drive out demons.

("to heal sicknesses" is omitted.)

Jesus ministry has been truncated. There are ministries that cast out demons and that is all.

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Mark 3:29, But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

Mark 3:29 NIV, But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin."

Well, is he going to Hell or is he not? The NIV leaves it "open to interpretation."

Mark 4:11, And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

Mark 4:11 NASV, And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God; but those who are outside get everything in parables,

There are some things we can know from the Word of God. A "mystery" is not some unknowable but a truth God reveals in the N.T.

Mark 5:13, And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

Mark 5:13 NASV, And He gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.

Jesus gets the boot again in the Antichrist-centered versions. Come on, be honest, which Bible gives God the glory and lifts up the Lord Jesus Christ? (Try not to guess.)

Mark 5:19, Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

Mark 5:19 NASV, And He did not let him, but He *said to him, "Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you."

Hopefully these verses will give the brethren a clue who are still "stumped" on the previous reference.

Mark 6:11, And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

Mark 6:11 NIV, And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them."

The NIV removes 23 words. (We were told the modern versions do not have any substantial changes. Strange�)

This warning is just a little too plain for the sodomite members at the M.C.C. The last thing a 21st century reprobate wants to be reminded of is the firery judgement of God on a metropolis of flaming homosexuals.

Mark 6:34, And Jesus, when �was moved with compassion toward them, �as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began �

Mark 6:34 NASV,And when He went ashore, �He felt compassion for them �like sheep without a shepherd; and He began �

Jesus is removed time and time again�

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Mark 7:8, For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

Mark 7:8 NIV, You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."

(15 words are removed.)

To cite examples of religious tradition is taboo as the practices listed bring it a little too close to home.

Mark 7:16, If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

Mark 7:16 NIV,

(The verse is omitted.)

Many warnings are gone or watered down in the new versions.

Mark 7:27, But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children�s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.

Mark 7:27 NASV, And He was saying to her, "Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not good to take the children�s bread and throw it to the dogs."

Jesus no longer has the preeminence in the modern bible versions.

Mark 8:1, In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,

Mark 8:1 NASV, In those days again, when there was a great multitude and they had nothing to eat, He called His disciples and *said to them,

Jesus, the name above all names�

Mark 9:24, And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

Mark 9:24 NIV, Immediately the boy�s father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"

"�no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost." I Cor. 12:3

Mark 9:29, And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Mark 9:29 NIV, He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer."

Only the spiritually blind would see this as no big deal.

Mark 9:42, And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Mark 9:42 NASV, "And whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.

Faith must have the correct object for it to be Biblical. One can believe all kinds of heresy and be accepted by the world. It is those who believe in the Jesus of the Bible that suffer.

Mark 9:44, Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Mark 9:44 NIV,

(The verse is omitted.)

Hell is a reality that the majority can not stomach.

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Mark 9:46, Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Mark 9:46 NIV,

(Verse is omitted.)

The versions are made to appeal to the widest audience possible.

Mark 9:49, For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

Mark 9:49 NASV, "For everyone will be salted with fire.

Folks do not like the idea of sacrifice today. (Except when it comes to sacrificing the truth.)

Mark 10:7, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

Mark 10:7 NIV, �For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,

The NIV footnotes this section of Scripture. (Gen. 3:1c)

Mark 10:21, Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

Mark 10:21 NIV, Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

The "Jesus" of the new versions is a lot less demanding than the Jesus of the Bible. The Lord Jesus just does not sell like the New Age character in the New Age bibles.

Mark 10:24, And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

Mark 10:24 NIV, The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

This is a different gospel. It is another "Jesus" preaching a different gospel. Works salvation is rampant among these proud apostates.

Mark 10:43, But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:

Mark 10:43 NIV, Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

The wording and the meaning is subtly changed. Hierarchy in the churches would come eventually.

Mark 11:10, Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

Mark 11:10 NIV, "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!"

"Hosanna in the highest!"

How important should the name of the Lord be in the mind of the average Christian?

Mark 11:14, And Jesus answered � No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. � disciples heard it.

Mark 11:14 NASV, And He answered � "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" � were listening.

Jesus name is removed again.

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Mark 11:15, And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;

Mark 11:15 NASV, And they *came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to cast out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who were selling doves;

The Lord Jesus Christ always seems to take a back seat in the new versions. Often His name is changed to the New Age "The One" or "The Christ". This must be in order to sell to a broader market.

Mark 11:26, But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Mark 11:26 NIV,

(The verse is chopped out.)

One sure sign of the abiding Holy Spirit is a willingness to forgive.

Mark 12:23, In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.

Mark 12:23 NRSV, In the resurrection whose wife will she be? For the seven had married her."

Does anyone see a pattern here? These are major doctrines that are attacked.

Mark 12:30, And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Mark 12:30 NIV, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.�

The Lord is emphasizing something very foundational here. To tear this apart is to weaken the structure of Christianity.

Mark 12:40, Which devour widows� houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

Mark 12:40 NIV, They devour widows� houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."

Which is stronger and carries a greater deterrent? The KJB is far superior in its thrust.

Mark 12:41, And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

Mark 12:41 NASV, And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the multitude were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

Jesus is removed from the teaching of the widows mite.

Mark 13:6, For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Mark 13:6 NASV, "Many will come in My name, saying, �I am He!� and will mislead many.

This prophesy is very specific. They would not come and say, "I am Buddha" or "Caesar" or "He".

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Mark 13:14, But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

Mark 13:14 NIV, "When you see �the abomination that causes desolation� standing where it does not belong�let the reader understand�then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

(6 words are omitted.)

The importance of this phrase can not be overstated. The Jews today do not believe Daniel was a prophet but Jesus did. One can use Daniel 9 to point a Jew to Messiah.

Mark 13:33, Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Mark 13:33 NIV, Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.

Another vital warning has been deleted from the Holy Bible.

Mark 14:22, And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

Mark 14:22 NASV, And while they were eating, He took some bread, and after a blessing He broke it; and gave it to them, and said, "Take it; this is My body."

Jesus is missing from the Lord�s Supper. The abrupt, "Take it" replaces the correct reading, "Take, eat:".

Mark 14:24, And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

Mark 14:24 NIV, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many," he said to them.

See note at Matthew 26:28.

Mark 14:27, And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

Mark 14:27 NIV, "You will all fall away," Jesus told them, "for it is written: "�I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.�

This brings in the possibility of losing ones salvation. The "falling away" doctrine is very popular today.

Mark 14:68, But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.

Mark 14:68 NIV, But he denied it. "I don�t know or understand what you�re talking about," he said, and went out into the entryway.

The Lord Jesus had prophesied that this would happen (Mark 14:30). The prophesy was fulfilled exactly.

Mark 15:28, And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

Mark 15:28 NIV,

(The verse is omitted.)

Another prophesy is diminished by this blatant omission. This is serious corruption!

Mark 15:39, And when the centurion, � saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

Mark 15:39 NIV, And when the centurion, � how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"

The underlined is changed to a different message. The meaning is different in the text.

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Mark 16:9-20, Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, � And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Mark 16:9-20 NASV,

This passage is placed in brackets. The Lockman Foundation is clear in its assessment of these verses:

"Brackets in the text are around words probably not in the original writings."

According to Burgon, as cited by Fuller, these verses are Holy Writ. Burgon boldly states: "�(the) manuscript evidence is so overwhelmingly in their favour that no room is left for doubt or suspicion�not so much as one of the Fathers�gives it as his opinion that these verses are spurious; and, that the argument derived from internal considerations proves on inquiry to be baseless and as unsubstantial as a dream.

To end this gospel at verse 8 (And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.) would leave the apostles scared, silenced, and scattered. This is not the testimony of the Holy Spirit concerning these men.

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Luke 1:28, And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Luke 1:28 NASV, And coming in, he said to her, "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you."

(5 words are deleted.)

Notice it does not say "above" women. The KJB is not a Roman Catholic bible.

Luke 2:14, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:14 NIV, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Jesus is going to bring peace on earth. The UN and the WCCC think they can bring in peace.

Luke 2:22, And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;

Luke 2:22 NIV, When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

According to the law of Moses (Lev.12), it was only Mary that needed purification. The superstitious Catholics do not like that.

Luke 2:33, And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

Luke 2:33 NASV, And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.

Who is Jesus� Father according to the Bible? (see John 10:29)

Luke 2:40, And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

Luke 2:40 NIV, And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.

The NIV removes the spiritual development of Jesus. Spiritual development is lacking in children today.

Luke 2:43, And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

Luke 2:43 NIV, After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.

There is something wrong, WRONG, WRONG, with this. Jesus is God from everlasting eternity.

Luke 4:4, And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Luke 4:4 NIV, Jesus answered, "It is written: �Man does not live on bread alone.�"

Every word, not just the thoughts. How are we to live on every word if some are missing?

Lk. 4:8, And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Luke 4:8 NIV, Jesus answered, "It is written: �Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.�"

(9 words are deleted.)

No wonder Satan hates the KJB. Satan is filled with pride and hates the Lord�s rebukes. This is how to deal with Satan.

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Luke 4:18, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Luke 4:18 NIV, "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,

There is little comfort for the brokenhearted in the new versions. The Saviour is missing, His mission is missing, the plan of salvation is missing and the words of God are missing.

Luke 4:41, And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

Luke 4:41 NIV, Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Christ.

�Christ is missing. The demons know better who Jesus is than the modern bible translators. Are we to give this rot to our children to read?

Luke 6:48, He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

Luke 6:48 NIV, He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

The church was founded upon a Rock alright. "�and that Rock was Christ" I Cor.10:2 (see also Romans 9:33 and I Peter 2:8).

Luke 7:22, Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

Luke 7:22 NIV, So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.

The Bible says in John 1:12, But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

His name is important!

Luke 7:31, And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?

Luke 7:31 NASV, "To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?

The Lord said a lot of things that are not contained in the text of the modern versions. This should cause deep concern and yet few seem to be bothered...

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Luke 9:35, And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

Luke 9:35 NIV, A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."

Love in the Bible is personified & perfected in the Father-Son relationship (Gen. 22).

Luke 9:43, And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,

Luke 9:43 NASV, And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. But while everyone was marveling at all that He was doing, He said to His disciples,

Jesus� name is removed from the context of this passage.

Luke 9:55, But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

Luke 9:55 NRSV, But he turned and rebuked them.

(10 words are deleted.)

The spirit behind the new versions is the spirit of Antichrist.

Luke 9:56, For the Son of man is not come to destroy men�s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

Luke 9:56 NIV, and they went to another village.

(16 words are missing here.)

This verse reflects on the character and mission of Jesus. Those who destroy mens lives do not follow Christ.

Luke 9:57, And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

Luke 9:57 NIV, As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."

Jesus is the Lord. They will admit it later if they refuse to confess Him as Lord now. The versions are a joke.

Luke 9:59, And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Luke 9:59 NASV, And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Permit me first to go and bury my father."

The devil does not like Jesus Christ being acknowledged as Lord. Satan wants the glory.

Luke 9:60, Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

Luke 9:60 NASV, But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."

The Lord is often downgraded in the new versions. "Jesus" becomes "He" and "Lord" is removed.

Luke 10:15, And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.

Luke 10:15 NIV, And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths.

Hell is a little too hard to take for these folks. The atheist believes we will go "down to the depths" - 6 feet under!

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Luke 10:21, In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Luke 10:21 NASV, At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I praise Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou didst hide these things from the wise and intelligent and didst reveal them to babes. Yes, Father, for thus it was well-pleasing in Thy sight.

Jesus is removed again. These folks do not mind some anemic, long haired, freaky person bopping on over to make the scene but when the King of Kings shows up in a preserved Bible, they freak out.

Luke 10:41-42, And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke 10:41-42 NASV, But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only a few things are necessary, really only one, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."

Are a few things needed or just one? Jesus seems to have a hard time getting it straight in the new bibles. The Lord Jesus is not this scattered in the KJB. One wonders if He is referring to the food.

Luke 11:2, And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Luke 11:2 NIV, He said to them, "When you pray, say: �Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.

Chopped to bits. This reads like a prayer to Satan.

Jesus spoke of those who had the devil for a father. The devil is not interested in God�s will being done in heaven or on earth.

Luke 11:4, And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Luke 11:4 NIV, Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.�"

God wants us to pray for deliverance from evil. The model prayer has been mutilated.

Luke 11:29, And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

Luke 11:29 NIV, As the crowds increased, Jesus said, "This is a wicked generation. It asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.

Jesus went into history for amazing people and events to teach deep truths. Jonah, Elijah, Noah, & Sodom, were controversial but Jesus authenticated these, putting His deity on the line in doing so.

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Luke 12:31, But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Luke 12:31 NIV, But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Satan has a kingdom as well. We are to seek the kingdom of God.

Luke 12:39, And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

Luke 12:39 NIV, But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

We are commanded to watch and pray. This warning to watch weakens the message contained in the new versions.

Luke 13:2, And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?

Luke 13:2 NASV, And He answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered this fate?

The context of this passage is Jesus teaching on repentance.

Luke 13:25, When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

Luke 13:25 NIV, Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, �Sir, open the door for us.� "But he will answer, �I don�t know you or where you come from.�

"Lord, Lord" is the salutation of the lost. There are several places where Jesus is called this (Luke 6:46, Matt. 7:21-22)by unbelievers. If you were about to go to Hell would you call Jesus "Sir" or "Lord"?

Luke 13:35, Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Luke 13:35 NASV, "Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, �Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!�"

"ITALICS are used in the text to indicate words which are not found in the original�"

Their "original" is not the original.

Luke 17:3, Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Luke 17:3 NIV, So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

The problem is that we can never know all the sins a man commits against God and others, only against ourselves.

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Luke 17:24, For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

Luke 17:24 NIV, For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.

The NIV, in a footnote, says, "Some manuscripts do not have in his day."(cf. Gen.3:1)

That old serpent is still up to his old tricks.

Luke 17:36, Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Luke 17:36 NIV,

(Omitted.)

This verse has been raptured out of the NIV.

Luke 18:28, Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

Luke 18:28 NASV, And Peter said, "Behold, we have left our own homes, and followed You."

The cost of discipleship is less demanding in the new versions.

Luke 20:23, But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?

Luke 20:23 NIV, He saw through their duplicity and said to them,

"�Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." Matt. 4:7

Luke 21:4, For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Luke 21:4 NIV, All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."

When we offer our cash in the place of worship (the New Testament church), we are offering to God.

Luke 21:8, And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

Luke 21:8 NIV, He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, �I am he,� and, �The time is near.� Do not follow them.

All New Agers come, saying, "I am Christ". They do not claim to be "he" but they do claim to be another christ.

Luke 21:36, Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Luke 21:36 NASV, "But keep on the alert at all times, praying in order that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place� before the Son of Man."

There is a problem here. It is not by might or our own strength but by the Spirit of God that we overcome. The NASV is teaching works.

Luke 22:19, And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

Luke 22:19 NASV, And when He � given thanks, He broke it, and gave it to them, saying, This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

The NASV footnotes the last part of this verse. Communion is to be a memorial to the Lord �not a mass or a love feast.

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Luke 22:20, Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

Luke 22:20 NASV, And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.

"Some ancient mss. Do not contain � v.20". This is as important as life itself - it reveals the way of eternal life.

Luke 22:31, And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

Luke 22:31 NIV, "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat.

(4 words omitted.)

The Lord said it and that settles it.

Luke 22:43-44, And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Luke 22:43-44 NIV, An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

The NIV has a footnote: "Some early manuscripts do not have verses 43 and 44."

Does this inspire confidence concerning this important text?

Luke 22:64, And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?

Luke 22:64 NIV, They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?"

(6 words omitted.)

The NIV does not make sense if all they did was blindfold Him.

Luke 22:68, And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.

Luke 22:68 NIV, and if I asked you, you would not answer.

Jesus was prophesying His future.

Luke 23:17, (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)

Luke 23:17 NIV,

(The verse is omitted.)

This verse explains the custom of that day.

Luke 23:34, Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Luke 23:34 NIV, Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

NIV footnote: "Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence."

We would be left with 6 sayings from the cross.

Luke 23:38, And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Luke 23:38 NIV, There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

(8 words omitted.)

Perhaps the translators did not feel that this translation could possibly be inspired and deleted it.

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Luke 23:42, And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

Luke 23:42 NIV, Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

The thief had repented and turned, in faith, to Jesus as Lord (God).

Luke 23:45, And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

Luke 23:45 NEB, the sun was in eclipse. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.

Was this a supernatural or a natural event - just a coincidence?

Luke 24:6, He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

Luke 24:6 NASV, "He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee,

The NASV has a footnote here. Would this omission affect any important doctrine?

Luke 24:12, Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

Luke 24:12 NASV, [But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at that which had happened.]

The bracketed text is considered spurious by The Lockman Foundation. The scholarship of these men is what is spurious.

Luke 24:36, And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

Luke 24:36 NASV, And while they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst.

(8 words omitted)

Words omitted and changed are the mark of satanic influence. (cf. Genesis 3:1-6)

Luke 24:40, And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.

Luke 24:40 NASV, [And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.]

More "spurious" words or a devilish attack on the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Luke 24:46, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

Luke 24:46 NIV, He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

Four words omitted and the New Age Antichrist shows up in a verse on the resurrection.

Luke 24:47, And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Luke 24:47 NASV, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

A person can repent and still remain lost. Repentance is a change of mind but there must be a turning to God as well. We repent and then receive forgiveness by the mercy of God.

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Luke 24:49, And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Luke 24:49 NIV, I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

The city of the great King is removed from the text. Here is a command of God that is incomplete.

Luke 24:51, And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Luke 24:51 NASV, And it came about that while He was blessing them, He parted from them.

One of the few verses on the Lord�s ascension omitted from the text.

Luke 24:52, And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

Luke 24:52 NASV, And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

(4 words omitted)

In this one chapter on the resurrection and ascension of our Lord we find 9 serious errors.

John 1:14, And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 NIV, The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The One is a name for Satan. The modern versions are a New Age mess. They support cultic and occult doctrine.

John 1:18, No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

John 1:18 NASV, No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

The NASV has two gods. The J.W.s have 2 gods as well. Is there a pattern here? Hello! Fi-Fi-Fo-Fum�

John 1:27, He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe�s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

John 1:27 NIV, He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."

John was born before Jesus but was "before" John. How? Jesus is God from everlasting.

John 1:51, And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

John 1:51 NIV, He then added, "I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."

This event was not going to happen in the sweet by and by. The Lord brought this to pass in a few moments.

John 3:2a, The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God:

John 3:2a NASV, this man came to Him by night, and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher;

Jesus� name is omitted in the encounter with Nicodemus.

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John 3:13, And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

John 3:13 NIV, No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven�the Son of Man.

Only God can be in heaven and on earth simultaneously. This teaches Jesus is God.

John 3:15, That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15 NIV, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

This verse really nails down eternal security.

John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16 NIV, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

How many sons does God have? Millions. (See John 1:12 and Galatians 3:26.) The versions teach error.

John 3:18, He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:18 NIV, Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God�s one and only Son.

See note at John 3:16. The verse is doctrinally corrupt- a reflection of the theology of the translators. They should have gone to Sunday School. Amen?

John 4:24, God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

John 4:24 NRSV, God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."

This is subtle. God is not of the same essence as other spirits (demons & angels). God is an eternal Holy Spirit.

John 4:42, And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

John 4:42 NIV, They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world."

The context is correct here. The true Christ is the Saviour of the world and the only way to heaven. The New Age has many false christs.

John 5:3-4, In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk�waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first� in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

John 5:3-4 NIV, Here a great number of disabled people used to lie-the blind, the lame, the paralized.

(Much of verse 3 is missing as well as all of verse 4.)

The NIV has a footnote that reads: "Some less important manuscripts"

It was for these mss that the saints were burned at the stake. It is a shame these were not important texts�

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John 5:16, And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

John 5:16 NIV, So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.

(5 words are omitted.)

The KJB is much stronger when it gives this added detail concerning the intentions of His foes.

John 5:17, But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

John 5:17 NASV, But He answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working."

"Jesus" is removed. The NIV adds words to this verse.

John 5:29, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

John 5:29 NIV, and come out�those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.

Damnation is stronger than condemned. Sinners are "condemned already" without Christ.

John 5:30, I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

John 5:30 NIV, By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.

The Father is not exempt from attack in the modern versions. God is downgraded in the corrupt bibles.

John 6:14, Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

John 6:14 NASV, When therefore the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, "This is of a truth the Prophet who is to come into the world."

Jesus is that Prophet. The work and ministry of Jesus was spoken of centuries before He came to the earth.

John 6:39, And this is the Father�s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

John 6:39 NIV, And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.

"Father" is gone. It is the Father�s will that those who trust Jesus should be resurrected from the dead.

John 6:47, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

John 6:47 NIV, I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.

The Saviour must be the one in whom we believe.

John 6:65, And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

John 6:65 NIV, He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him."

God is the Father of Jesus. This verse is vital in understanding the Father-Son relationship.

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John 6:69, And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

John 6:69 NIV, We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."

Jesus is not just "holy", He is the Son and Christ - promised in the Word.

John 7:53-8:11, And every man went unto his own house. Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came� and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?�might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote �So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her� And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst�he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

John 7:53-8:11 NASV, [And everyone went to his home. But Jesus went to � the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. And the scribes and the Pharisees *brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the midst, they *said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. "Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?"�that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted � said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."

And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And when they heard it, they began to go out one by one� He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the midst.

And straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?" she said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go your way. From now on sin no more."]

The NASV claims, "Brackets in the text are around words probably not in the original writings."

If this is so the Lockman Foundation ought to have kept these verses out of their work. It should be noted that the inclusion of this scripture in the Bible only strengthens and solidifies the person of Jesus-no doctrine is weakened. The changes in the modern versions are of a different character and usually weaken the person of Christ.

Now this ought to make men sit up and take notice! Does it not seem strange and "by design" that the differences in the new bibles severely weaken all the fundamentals of the faith? Is God responsible for this mess and confusion? No, only a fool would profess such nonsense. Let God be true!

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John 8:28-29, Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 8:28-29 NASV, Jesus therefore said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. "And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him."

Typical changes in the modern versions center around the person of the Father and the Son. What is the doctrinal ramification of all this? These readings help support Unitarian doctrine. The Bible teaches a triune God.

John 8:38, I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

John 8:38 NIV, I am telling you what I have seen in the Father�s presence, and you do what you have heard from your father."

So much for the brotherhood of man and the universal fatherhood of God�

John 8:47, He that is of God heareth God�s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

John 8:47 NIV, He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."

Are the words inspired or just the message? We can hear God�s words still today, in the KJB.

John 8:59, Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John 8:59 NIV, At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

(10 words are deleted.)

The choice of words is telling. Did Jesus slip around like a snake? The choice of an "sl" word does not fit.

John 9:4, I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

John 9:4 NIV, As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.

It is Christ who does the work for our salvation. The context here is His work not our work.

John 9:35, Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

John 9:35 NIV, Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"

No where in the Scriptures are we commanded to believe on the Son of man. It is God the Son that saves. Jesus is the Son of man and the Son of God.

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John 10:29, My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father�s hand.

John 10:29 NASV, "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father�s hand.

The NASV footnote says: "Some early mss. read What my Father has given Me is greater than all." Poppycock!

John 10:32, Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

John 10:32 NIV, but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?"

There is a relationship between the Father and Son that is undermined in the new versions.

John 11:41, Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

John 11:41 NIV, So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me.

(8 words are gone.)

Lazarus was as dead as a doornail. Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Jesus was dead but now He is alive forever more as well.

John 13:32, If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.

John 13:32 NIV, If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

NIV footnote: "Many early mss. do not have If God is glorified in him." Balderdash!

John 14:2, In my Father�s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

John 14:2 NIV, In my Father�s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.

Does God operate a rooming house? His house is so glorious it contains mansions! This is our inheritance!

John 14:16, And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

John 14:16 NASV, "And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;

The Holy Spirit in the KJB is a comfort. The NIV has "counselor"- they offer little hope.

John 14:17, Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:17 NIV, the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

NIV footnote: "Some early manuscripts and is." The fact is the Holy Spirit was not given until after Jesus was glorified. (John 7:39)

John 14:28b, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

John 14:28b NIV, I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

See note at John 10:32

(cf. John 16:10 �NIV)

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John 16:16, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

John 16:16 NIV, "In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."

(6 words are missing)

Jesus went to the Father, not to India to study under a New Age Swami or Guru.

John 17:12, While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

John 17:12 NIV, While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

Three words are gone and this "protection" contradicts the facts. John the Baptist was not protected or safe from physical harm. We are not promised that.

John 17:17, Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

John 17:17 NIV, Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

Not all truth is God�s truth.

John 19:14, And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

John 19:14 NEB, It was the eve of Passover, about noon. Pilate said to the Jews, �Here is your king.�

The footnote is kind of cute: "Or It was Friday in Passover." Christ was crucified on Wed.

John 19:38, And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

John 19:38 NIV, Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jews. With Pilate�s permission, he came and took the body away.

The resurrection of the Lord is possibly the most attacked doctrine in the Word. One heresy is that Jesus never actually died or that some one else did.

John 20:17, Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

John 20:17 NIV, Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, �I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.�"

The ascension is put into doubt here as well as the relationship the Father and Son enjoy. The modern versions are weaker at almost every turn!

Acts 1:3a, To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs�

Acts 1:3a NIV, After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs�.

There is a big difference between that which is infallible and that which is merely convincing.

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Acts 2:1, And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 2:1 NIV, When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.

There was true unity when this church met together.

Acts 2:30, Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Acts 2:30 NASV, "And so, because he was a prophet, and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants upon his throne,

The resurrection is not found in this verse in the NASV. Would this be one of the doctrines "not affected" in the new versions?

Acts 2:31, He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

Acts 2:31 NKJV, "he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.

Which word would be more culturally relevant to the average sixteen- year old? Who are they trying to kid?

Acts 2:38, Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:38 NIV, Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus paid for our sins. Our sins were remitted at the cross. There is a subtle doctrinal difference here.

Acts 3:26, Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

Acts 3:26 NASV, "For you first, God raised up His Servant, and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways."

This is downgrading the Lord Jesus Christ. (cf. Acts 4:27 & 30 for the same attack on the Sonship of Christ.)

Acts 6:8, And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

Acts 6:8 NASV, And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.

Grace and faith are not the same. The Catholics change the meaning of these words.

Acts 7:30, And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.

Acts 7:30 NIV, "After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai.

This Angel was the Lord Jesus (John 8:58). There are angels sent by Satan.

(cf. II Cor. 11:14-15)

Acts 7:37b, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you� him shall ye hear.

Acts 7:37b NIV, �God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.�

(4 words are missing)

God commands us to hear the words of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Acts 8:37, And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Acts 8:37 NIV,

(The entire verse is omitted. This writer was convinced of the KJB when he saw it missing in his NASV. That was all it took- one verse.)

This verse is not a favorite among the baby- sprinkling crowd and with those who "hang out" with them.

Acts 9:5, And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Acts 9:5 NIV, "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied.

(10 words are missing)

Some more words of Jesus, spoken after His ascension, are omitted in the account of Paul�s conversion.

Acts 9:29, And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

Acts 9:29 NIV, And he was talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.

There is a difference between arguing and speaking boldly in the Lord�s name.

Acts 10:6, He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

Acts 10:6 NIV, He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."

(9 words missing)

Simon was a man of God to whom the Lord had imparted a measure of wisdom.

Acts 10:30, And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

Acts 10:30 NIV, Cornelius answered: "Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me

Fasting is missing, and missing from the lives of almost all Christians today. The root of the new bibles is bad and so the fruit is bad.

Acts 13:33, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

Acts 13:33 NASV, that God has fulfilled this promise to our children in that He raised up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, �Thou art My Son; today I have begotten Thee.�

According to the NASV the promises are to our children but not to us. You get one guess- is that statement true doctrinally? Huh?

Peek-a-boo!

Acts 15:11, But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Acts 15:11 NIV, No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are."

Sadly, the NIV teaches another gospel or plan of salvation in several places(I Peter 2:2, Mark 10:24, Luke 21:19 et al). Jesus name is also missing from the text.

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Acts 15:18, Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Acts 15:18 NIV, that have been known for ages.

We are not in an "age", we are in time.

Acts 15:34, Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

Acts 15:34 NIV,

(The verse is omitted.)

Here a vital detail is stricken from the Book.

Acts 16:31, And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Acts 16:31 NIV, They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved�you and your household."

Christ is missing from this corrupt text. The NIV attacks verses where folks get saved.

Acts 17:22, Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars� hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

Acts 17:22 NASV, And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects.

Where was Paul and what was he preaching? Imagine the confusion with a multitude of versions in a church!

Acts 17:26, And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Acts 17:26 NIV, From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.

"Blood" and "man" are not the same word. Did not the modern translators assure us that the changes did not affect the meaning of the Bible?

Acts 17:29, Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man�s device.

Acts 17:29 NIV, "Therefore since we are God�s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone�an image made by man�s design and skill.

There were lots of "divine beings" in Greek mythology. Paul never uses this terminology for the God of the Bible.

Acts 17:30, And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Acts 17:30 NASV, "Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent,

Repentance is not an option. The preaching of the apostles looses all urgency in these mamby-pamby bibles.

Acts 19:4, Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

Acts 19:4 NASV, And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus."

The Lord�s name is regularly shortened in the new versions. It is surprising that these men do not simply nick-name the Saviour.

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Acts 19:10, And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

Acts 19:10 NASV, And this took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.

God�s word is the word of the Lord Jesus. This is a subtle attack on the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 19:35, And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

Acts 19:35 NIV, The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: "Men of Ephesus, doesn�t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven?

The Catholics claim they do not worship Mary. The modern versions would have us believe that the Ephesians were not worshippers of their female god. Interesting.

Acts 20:21, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:21 NIV, I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.

Christ is removed from this gospel invitation which includes faith and repentance.

Acts 20:24, But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:24 NASV, "But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

The steadfastness of Paul is removed from the modern versions. This lends well to the modern theory that Paul was some how inferior to the other apostles.

Acts 20:25, And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

Acts 20:25 NIV, "Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again.

Satan has a kingdom as well. The J.W.�s have their twisted kingdom. The Kingdom of God is what Jesus preached.

Acts 20:28, Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Acts 20:28 NIV, Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.

(Underlined is footnoted.)

NIV says: �Many manuscripts of the Lord

The point is- the blood that was shed by Jesus was God�s blood. To doubt this is heresy!

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Acts 21:25, As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

Acts 21:25 NIV, As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality."

It is easier to sell these versions to modern day judaizers (Seventh Day Adventists), if these commandments are watered down a little. The love of money is the root of all evil.

Acts 22:16, And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Acts 22:16 NIV, And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.�

There is not a preacher I know that would ever give this kind of invitation.

Acts 23:9, And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees� part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.

Acts 23:9 NIV, There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. "We find nothing wrong with this man," they said. "What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"

Some of the scribes were careful not to discount the words of the apostles in case they offended God. The NIV committee is not as squeamish.

Acts 24:7, But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,

Acts 24:7 NIV,

(The entire verse is omitted.)

After over 1800 years of open shame, Lysias gets a break. In the NIV camp, naming names is a mortal sin.

Acts 24:14, But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

Acts 24:14 NIV, However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,

To the lost we preach heresy. There is a subtle shift in emphasis as well. To believe what agrees with the Law is the wrong standard to measure true doctrine.

Acts 24:15, And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

Acts 24:15, and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.

What is it that is dead? The soul goes to heaven or hell. The resurrection always speaks of what happens to the body- a dead body.

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Acts 28:16, And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.

Acts 28:16 NIV, When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.

(11 words are missing)

The account of what happened here is not complete. This is truth that has been stricken from the Biblical record.

Acts 28:29, And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

Acts 28:29 NIV,

(Omitted)

It seems the NIV boys have been "reasoning among themselves" about these words.

Romans 1:3, Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

Romans 1:3 NASV, concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh,

His Son is our Lord. Think on this. This verse lends itself to the doctrine of the trinity.

Romans 1:16, For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Romans 1:16 NIV, I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

There is a heresy that Paul�s gospel was not Christ�s gospel and that Peter had yet another gospel. There is only one gospel of Christ.

Romans 1:29, Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Romans 1:29 NIV, They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,

"Fornication" is omitted as a characteristic of the ungodly. The product of these modern versions are a generation of spiritual fornicators.

Romans 5:1, Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 5:1 NIV, Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

The NIV footnote reads: Or let us. The NIV reads as a human book. Justification is all of God and His grace.

Romans 5:6, For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 5:6 NIV, You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

Codex B, on which the versions are based, says, "If indeed". Are we not totally depraved and undone? There is no doubt in Scripture about the state of man.

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Romans 5:8, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 NIV, But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Commendeth is more personal and reflects the love of God. Vacuums are "demonstrated".

Romans 6:11, Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:11 NIV, In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

("Our Lord" is omitted.)

We are only dead to sin when Jesus is our Lord. Calling Jesus "Lord" is to call Him God.

Romans 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:1 NASV, There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

I had a Bible College teacher tell me the KJB was wrong here and made no sense. It makes no sense to the blinded.

Romans 9:28, For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

Romans 9:28 NIV, For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality."

The judgement the Lord will bring upon this earth is a righteous judgement. God, the Creator, calls the shots.

Romans 9:32, Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

Romans 9:32 NIV, Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the "stumbling stone."

The law of Moses is removed from the text- consistent with the NIV practice of removing God�s word elsewhere.

Romans 10:15, And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Romans 10:15 NIV, And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

(5 words are gone.)

The �good news� is the gospel of peace. There are all kinds of good messages out there. The preacher is sent to preach the gospel.

Romans 10:17, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 NIV, Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

The message of the gospel can be preached without the words that Christ spoke on earth.

Romans 11:6, And if by grace, �But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Romans 11:6 NIV, And if by grace, �

(The last 18 words are missing from this verse.)

The clear, scriptural definition of works and grace is obscured in the modern versions.

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Romans 13:9, For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Romans 13:9 NASV, For this, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

The new versions are false witnesses. These perversions bear false witness against the Word of God. Perhaps the translators felt some Holy Ghost conviction and left this out to cover up their sin.

Romans 14:6, He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

Romans 14:6 NIV, He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.

(15 words are omitted.)

This is a good lesson in Biblical Christian liberty. Sadly, many claim we have liberty to use any version we want to. This is a false application of this Scriptural doctrine.

Romans 14:10-11, But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

Cf. v.11

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Romans 14:10-11 NIV, You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God�s judgment seat. (Cf. v.11) It is written: "�As surely as I live,� says the Lord, �every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.�"

If these Scriptures are compared it becomes clear that the NIV has a theological axe to grind. Since the days of the apostles, until the mid- 1800�s, the Bible was clear, we would stand before Christ, who is God, at the judgement.

Romans 14:21, It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

Romans 14:21 NIV, It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.

Seven words are missing from this verse. God is emphatic that we ought not to cause our brother to stumble.

Romans 15:8, Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

Romans 15:8 NIV, For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God�s truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs

The Lord Jesus Christ seems to be attacked a lot in the versions. The attacks are often on His name (Acts 4:12).

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Romans 15:19, Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Romans 15:19 NIV, by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.

God is removed from the text. These Bible critics can not take the Word being preached. "Sharing" or "giving a testimony" is about all they can handle.

Romans 15:29, And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

Romans 15:29 NIV, I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.

In order for a sinner to be blessed of Christ, he must come by way of the gospel & the cross.

Romans 16:18, For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

Romans 16:18 NIV, For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.

Jesus gets the boot once again. These Bible rejecters continue to slight the blessed Son of God. Jesus is coming and boy is He angry!

Romans 16:20, And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Romans 16:20 NASV, And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

Christ is removed from this verse. Can we try for a baker�s dozen? How about a hat trick?

Romans 16:24, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Romans 16:24 NIV,

(verse is omitted)

How important is the grace of God?

1 Corinthians 1:21, For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1 Corinthians 1:21 NASV, For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

(The meaning is altered.)

This ought to make you weep. The meaning of this verse has been maliciously changed to say the message is foolish. These folks loath authoritative preaching! It is foolishness to them.

1 Corinthians 1:22, For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1 Corinthians 1:22 NKJV, For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom;

Any more requests for corrupt readings?

1 Corinthians 5:4, � Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered � Jesus Christ,

1 Cor. 5:4 NASV,�Lord Jesus, � of our Lord Jesus,

("Christ" is removed twice)

"If at first you don�t succeed, why try again?"

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1 Corinthians 5:5, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1 Corinthians 5:5, hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.

This verse ties in Jesus with the Old Testament prophesies about "the day of the Lord" (Joel 1:15, 2:1, et al).

1 Corinthians 5:7, Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

1 Corinthians 5:7 NIV, Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast�as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

Adding to the Word of God is as bad as subtracting. Jesus was sacrificed for a purpose- "for us"!

1 Corinthians 6:9, Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1 Corinthians 6:9 NIV, Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders

In these days of political correctness, the sodomites have found an �out�. They claim it is fine to be �gay� but that it would be wrong to prostitute or be an "offender" (rape, etc.)

1 Corinthians 6:20, For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God�s.

1 Corinthians 6:20 NIV, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

(7 words are missing)

We are bought and paid for by God�s blood. We only have the right to freely serve God.

1 Cor. 7:1, Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

(guards against fornication)

1 Cor. 7:1 NEB, And Now for the matters you wrote about. It is a good thing for a man to have nothing to do with women.

The NIV says, "It is good for a man not to marry." These religious reprobates know nothing of marriage!

1 Corinthians 7:5, Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

1 Corinthians 7:5 NIV, Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

The modern versions remove fasting from most New Testament references. Who do you suppose benefits from these deletions? Christians? God? The problem with these translators is that they approach the Bible as they would any book.

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1 Corinthians 7:39, The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:39 NIV, A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.

To omit this is to cloud the marriage issue. The wording in the NIV would lead some to think marriage was a prison.

1 Corinthians 9:1, Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

1 Cor. 9:1 NIV, Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the result of my work in the Lord?

"Christ" is removed from Paul�s defense of his apostleship and call to the ministry.

1 Corinthians 9:18, What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

1 Corinthians 9:18 NASV, What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

There are other false gospels being preached all the time. God makes the distinction between the gospel of Christ and false gospels (Gal.1:6).

1 Corinthians 9:22, To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

1 Corinthians 9:22 NIV, To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.

The NIV outlines a different approach to the ministry than the KJB. The doctrine that is taught is different.

1 Corinthians 9:23, And this I do for the gospel�s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

1 Corinthians 9:23 NASV, And I do all things for the sake of the gospel, that I may become a fellow partaker of it.

Situation ethics? The end justifies the means? Modern methods are justified in the versions.

1 Corinthians 9:27, But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Corinthians 9:27 NIV, No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

The monks who flagellate themselves find �scriptural� support in the NIV. Paul was concerned about his ministry -not prizes!

1 Corinthians 10:28, But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord�s, and the fulness thereof:

1 Corinthians 10:28 NIV, But if anyone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience� sake�

(10 words are missing)

The earth is the Lord�s. It does not belong to Green Peace or the earth mothers. It is God who chooses how it is managed (Gen. 1:28).

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1 Corinthians 11:24, And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

1 Corinthians 11:24 NIV, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."

So much for the mass. They were "eating" His body while He sat with them. His body was broken for them.

1 Corinthians 11:29, For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord�s body.

1 Corinthians 11:29 NASV, For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he does not judge the body rightly.

There are some crucial changes in the new versions that do not square with Bible doctrine.

1 Corinthians 14:33, For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1 Corinthians 14:33 NIV, For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints,

There are plenty of confused Christians today, and that confusion is not of God!

1 Corinthians 15:47, The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:47 NIV, The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.

Jesus is both God and man, a truth that is lost in the NIV.

1 Corinthians 15:55, O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

1 Corinthians 15:55 NKJV, "O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?"

The NKJV changes �Hell� to �Hades�. Here they are changing �grave� to �Hades�. This is right in line with J.W. doctrine that teaches that Hell is the grave.

1 Corinthians 16:22, If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

1 Corinthians 16:22 NIV, If anyone does not love the Lord�a curse be on him. Come, O Lord!

Jesus Christ is removed. "Lord" is not specific. Jesus is coming�

1 Corinthians 16:23, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

1 Corinthians 16:23 NIV, The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

Christ is omitted from this text.

2 Corinthians 2:10, To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;

2 Corinthians 2:10 NASV, But whom you forgive anything, I forgive also; for indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ,

A different word is used here resulting in a different teaching and a different doctrine. The words of the Bible can not be divorced from the doctrine taught.

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2 Corinthians 2:17, For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:17 NKJV, For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

The Sword of the Spirit is too pointed for those guilty of corrupting the very verse that exposes their sin.

2 Corinthians 4:6, For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6 NIV, For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Jesus is removed from this verse.

2 Corinthians 4:10, Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

2 Corinthians 4:10 NIV, We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

Lord is removed from this verse. Is anyone seeing a pattern yet? Why do the versions always seem to weaken the inspired text ?

2 Corinthians 4:14, Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

2 Corinthians 4:14 NIV, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence.

The NIV suggests that Christ may not have risen bodily from the tomb. This sort of blatant heresy can only be the work of Satan.

2 Corinthians 5:17, Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17 NASV, Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

The new nature is 100% new. The new nature can not sin and is in complete conformity to the will of God.

2 Corinthians 5:18, And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2 Corinthians 5:18 NASV, Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,

Jesus� name has been removed from the context of the ministry the Lord has given to us.

2Cor. 10:5a, Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought�

2Cor. 10:5a NIV, We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought

How exactly are we to "demolish arguments"? The focus is not outward but inward thoughts.

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2 Corinthians 11:6, But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

(The word "throughly" is changed to "thoroughly" in some recent printings of the KJB. See also 2 Tim. 3:17)

2 Corinthians 11:6 NIV, I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.

That was not the issue. He never had to apologize for a lack of training. To be sure, Paul�s schooling was some of the best training a man could have.

2 Corinthians 11:31, The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

2 Corinthians 11:31 NASV, The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.

The NASV is lying. That is not what God said. The Lord�s full title is attacked here.

2 Corinthians 12:9, And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 NASV, And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

Christians are not empowered by impersonal forces but by the very power of God. The provision we need is Christ�s power, not a generic, temporal substitute.

Galatians 2:20, I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20 NIV, I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

As Christians, we have life now. We do not need to wait for eternity to experience the eternal life the Lord so freely gives us. We live because He lives. The NIV says different.

Galatians 3:1, O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

Galatians 3:1 NIV, You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.

It is hard to obey the truth when some of that truth is not contained in your bible. There is a great need for simple obedience today that is missing in the versions.

Galatians 3:17b, � that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law�

Galatians 3:17b NIV, � established by God and thus do away with the promise.

Christ was there when the Law was given.

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Galatians 4:7, Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Galatians 4:7 NIV, So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

We are children of God and heirs through our Lord Jesus Christ. It is all of Christ.

Galatians 5:4, Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Galatians 5:4 NIV, You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.

The falling away doctrine is helped along in the NIV. The doctrinal bent of the translators is evident.

Galatians 5:19, Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Galatians 5:19 NASV, Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,

Adultery is missing and the less specific "immorality" replaces "fornication".

Galatians 6:15, For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Galatians 6:15 NIV, Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.

Come on! God had no purpose in commanding Abraham and Moses to circumcise His people?

Galatians 6:17, From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

Galatians 6:17 NIV, Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

The Lord is missing from this passage, concerning the sufferings of Paul.

Ephesians 1:1, Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 1:1 NASV, Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and who are faithful in Christ Jesus:

(The NASV footnote reads: "Some ancient mss. do not contain at Ephesis)

Ephesians was written to a church (not a universal church). This fact interprets passages concerning the local church. If it were addressed to all saints the context is changed.

Ephesians 1:6, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Ephesians 1:6 NIV, to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

"Accepted" is omitted. The ominous "the One" shows up again.

Ephesians 1:18a, The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling,

Ephesians 1:18a NASV, I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling,

The heart is deceitful and wicked. The heart often is concerned with feelings- the mind with facts.

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Ephesians 3:9, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Ephesians 3:9 NIV, and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.

(Attacks the triune God.)

Jesus was there at the creation. In Gen. 1:2 the Spirit of God is present. They lied when they told us the new bibles do not weaken doctrine.

Ephesians 3:14, For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 3:14 NIV, For this reason I kneel before the Father,

There are some that bow the knee to their father the devil.

Ephesians 5:9, (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Ephesians 5:9 NIV, (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)

This is a horrible attack on the Holy Spirit of God. That is doctrine!

Ephesians 5:30, For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Ephesians 5:30 NIV, for we are members of his body.

An interesting departure from the truth.

Philippians 2:6, Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Philippians 2:6 NASV, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

The versions contradict the KJB. Jesus was God, a state that did not involve robbery.

Philippians 2:7, But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Philippians 2:7, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

To become nothing or empty (NASV) is not the same as "no reputation".

Philippians 3:3, For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

Philippians 3:3 NIV, For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh�

Compare what Jesus said in John 4:24, God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Philippians 3:8, Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

Philippians 3:8 NRSV, More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

"Rubbish" is not quite the same as "dung". These pussy footers just can not believe God can speak of �such things�. They need to get an honest job, like cleaning hog pens.

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Philippians 3:16, Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

Philippians 3:16 NIV, Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

(13 words are omitted)

This command details our walk with the Lord. It is a warning against back-sliding.

Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Philippians 4:13 NIV, I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Would that be Buddha, Krishna, a spirit guide, Allah, or a guru?

Colossians 1:2, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:2 NASV, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

The Lord Jesus Christ does not get the glory. In the KJB two Persons are seen giving grace and peace to believers.

Colossians 1:14, In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Colossians 1:14 NIV, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

 

(The blood is removed from this verse.)

There are few doctrines that carry more weight than this. Hebrews 9:22b, without shedding of blood is no remission.

All modern versions attack the Lord�s blood atonement. The Good (Bad) News For Modern Man removes the blood 15 times: Matt. 27:4, 24, 25: Acts 5:28, 20:28; Rom. 3:25, 5:9; Eph. 1:7, 2:13; Col. 1:14, 20; Heb. 10:19; 1 Peter 1:19; Rev. 1:5, 5:9 Wakey, wakey!!!

Colossians 1:28, Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Colossians 1:28 NIV, We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.

Jesus� name is removed from this verse.

Colossians 2:18, Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Colossians 2:18 NIV, Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.

Well, did he see it or not? Logical minds want to know. There are no contradictions in a KJB but there are in the versions. Two opposing statements can not both be true. Think!

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Colossians 3:6, For which things� sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

Colossians 3:6 NIV, Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

(5 words missing)

Those who disobey Rev. 22:19 �Jesus is coming and is He mad!

1 Thessalonians 1:1, Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:1 NASV, Paul and Silvanus and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

(9 words are missing)

This is passed off as a scribal error by the modern translators. The "fuller" text of the KJB is considered suspect from the outset. These bias, bigoted, brethren need to get right.

1 Thessalonians 2:15, Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

1 Thessalonians 2:15 NIV, who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to all men

All the prophets and writers of the Bible were Jewish. Yes, even Luke (cf. Romans 3:2).

1 Thessalonians 2:19, For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

3:11, Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

3:13, To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

1 Thessalonians 2:19 NIV, For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?

3:11, Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.

3:13, May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

One wonders how bankrupt the brethren must have been to have had to employ such careless scribes to copy the Scriptures. The scholars would have us believe that the name of our Lord was inserted time and again into the text �by accident! Some claim it was piety, which is not true (Rev. 22:18). A godly scribe would never add to God�s word. In any case we have a hat trick!

1 Thessalonians 5:22, Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 Thess. 5:22 NKJV, Abstain from every form of evil.

A man going into a house alone with a woman may not result in a form of evil, but it does appear evil.

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2 Thessalonians 1:8, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1:12, That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 NIV, He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

1:12 NIV, We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

�Christ� means anointed and whenever this title is removed from the Bible, the Bible is weakened.

The Lord does not get the glory in the new versions because His name is removed from the text.

1 Timothy 1:1, Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

1 Timothy 1:1 NASV, Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope;

"Lord" is omitted. There is a link connecting our Saviour with the fact that He is God by the use of �of�.

1 Timothy 1:17, Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:17 NIV, Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

The god of the new versions is not the God of the Bible. They have different attributes.

1 Timothy 2:7, Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

1 Timothy 2:7 NIV, And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle�I am telling the truth, I am not lying�and a teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles.

Paul is testifying of his preaching and apostolic ministry. "In Christ" speaks of Paul�s salvation, call and position.

1 Timothy 3:16, And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 Timothy 3:16 NASV, And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Beheld by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.

1 Timothy 3:16b NIV, He appeared in a body,

The NIV and NASV readings are true of all. There is no mystery involved. This writer appeared in a body the day he was born. The mystery of godliness is that "God was manifest in the flesh". The incarnation and deity of Christ are at stake here!

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1 Timothy 4:10, For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

1 Timothy 4:10 NIV, (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.

Suffering reproach is not in the plan of the new prosperity gospel. Flaky believers will not put suffering and Christianity together.

1 Timothy 4:12, Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12 NIV, Don�t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

When the Holy Spirit conforms our spirit to His will, we become examples indeed. Christianity produces inward change.

1 Timothy 5:16, If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

1 Timothy 5:16 NIV, If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.

The men are off the hook in the NIV. This lends well to all the dead-beat men who run around and take no responsibility for their families, letting the state care for them.

1 Timothy 5:21, I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

1 Timothy 5:21 NIV, I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.

(Lord is omitted.)

He is Lord,

He is Lord,

He is risen from the dead and He is Lord,

Every knee shall bow,

Every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord.

1 Timothy 6:1, Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

1 Timothy 6:1 NASV, Let all who are under the yoke as slaves regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine may not be spoken against.

(Changes �servants� to �slaves�.)

The world teaches that Christianity is slavery and so do these bibles. The message is weak and worthless. It is hard for these golf course believers to accept that laziness on the job can result in God and His Word being blasphemed.

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1 Timothy 6:5, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1 Timothy 6:5 NIV, and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

The doctrine affected here is separation. In ecumenical �churches� this doctrine is ignored or omitted from their bibles.

1 Timothy 6:7, For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

1 Timothy 6:7 NASV, For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.

This fact is not as certain in the new versions.

1 Timothy 6:10, For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

1 Timothy 6:10 NKJV, For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Is money the root of all evil? The Bible says that it is. Money is not the root of every sin but it is the root of all evil. Not all sins done in ignorance, for example, are evil.

1 Timothy 6:19, Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

1 Timothy 6:19 NRSV, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.

According to some this life may not be eternal. The NRSV seems to advocate saving up for a good retirement.

1 Timothy 6:20, O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

1 Timothy 6:20 NKJV, O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge

There is science that is not true science. Examples include: heliocentricity, aroma therapy, evolution, yoga, and psychology.

2 Timothy 1:11, Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

2 Timothy 1:11 NIV, And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher.

These folks do not like preachers to preach to them (Gentiles).

2 Timothy 2:15, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 NIV, Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

The only command to study is removed in favour of doing "your best". These men can not handle the truth. God help us!

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2 Timothy 2:19, Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

2 Timothy 2:19 NIV, Nevertheless, God�s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."

"Christ" is replaced with "Lord". �No big deal�, some would say. �We know who God is talking about�. The point is, what did God actually say?

2 Timothy 3:3, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

2 Timothy 3:3 NIV, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,

The KJB is speaking of people. The NIV is unclear.

2 Timothy 4:1, I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

2 Timothy 4:1 NASV, I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:

"The Lord" is omitted. The NASV makes no sense. The Lord will judge at His appearing. His appearing and kingdom are future.

2 Timothy 4:22, The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Timothy 4:22 NIV, The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.

The very name of the Lord is a reproach to the devil and his bible.

Titus 1:4, To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Titus 1:4 NASV, to Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

The Muslims have a common faith. Christians have the faith. Our faith is not an option among many.

Hebrews 1:3, Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Hebrews 1:3 NIV, The Son is the radiance of God�s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

Today most folks do not believe that Jesus is enough for the purging of our sins. They add: works, Mary, prayers to priests and saints, personal suffering, the mass, time in purgatory, sacraments, buying of indulgences, brown scapulas, flagellation�

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Hebrews 2:7, Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

Hebrews 2:7 NIV, You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor

(10 words removed)

Can these versions still be called Bibles when hundreds of words are missing from their texts? Gobble, gobble!

Hebrews 3:1, Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Hebrews 3:1 NIV, Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

Christ is removed from the context of His ministry as Apostle and High Priest.

Hebrews 3:6, But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Hebrews 3:6 NIV, But Christ is faithful as a son over God�s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

God is added to the text as well as "boasting." The meaning is altered because the words have been altered.

Hebrews 7:21, (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)

Hebrews 7:21 NIV, but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: �You are a priest forever.�"

The Melchisedec priesthood is full of typology. The student is left without this vital link to the Old Testament when studying from an NIV.

Hebrews 9:28, So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Hebrews 9:28 NASV, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

The NASV�s Jesus is much more palatable to sinners. Jesus will make a lot of �reference to sin� when He returns. (Jesus is coming and boy is He mad!)

Hebrews 10:30, For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

Hebrews 10:30 NIV, For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people."

The NIV rule of textual criticism seems to be: �When in doubt, leave it out�. They do not seem to know what God said!

Hebrews 10:34b, � knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

Hebrews 10:34b NIV, � because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.

Sounds like the Hebrews were keeping up with the Jones��

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Hebrews 11:11, Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Hebrews 11:11 NIV, By faith Abraham, even though he was past age�and Sarah herself was barren�was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.

Sarah had a child. This fact is understood by Sunday school children because they carry Bibles with this verse in tact. Isaac�s birth is of vital importance.

James 2:20, But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

James 2:20 NIV, You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?

Which is the stronger and more accurate statement?

James 4:4, Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

James 4:4 NASV, You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

The men involved with spiritual fornication get a break in the NASV. Is it possible that God could make this kind of mistake in His Word? Nonsense!

James 5:16, Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

James 5:16 NIV, Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

The R.C. confessional gets �scriptural� support in the NIV. People have faults such as tardiness which are not actually sins.

1 Peter 1:22, Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

1 Peter 1:22 NIV, Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.

The Holy Spirit of God is removed from this verse. It is only by the power of the Spirit that we can obey the truth �a truth lost in the NIV.

1 Peter 2:2, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1 Peter 2:2 NIV, Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

Sadly, the "milk of the word" has gone sour in the NIV. What on earth is "spiritual milk" ???!!!

1 Peter 2:2, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1 Peter 2:2 NRSV, Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation�

This verse is not theologically correct. We do not grow "into salvation".

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1 Peter 3:15, But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

1 Peter 3:15, But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

Jesus is Lord by an act of God the Father (Phil. 2:9-11). Making Jesus Lord is a misnomer �He is the Lord. He is Lord whether we believe it or act like it.

1 Peter 3:16, Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

1 Peter 3:16 NASV, and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

When KJB advocates take a stand on the Bible, they are often spoken of as evil doers (divisive, bigoted, church-splitters, etc.).

1 Peter 4:1, Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

1 Peter 4:1 NIV, Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin.

The Lord Jesus Christ suffered for us. There is a doctrine taught in Catholicism that suffering earns us merit for the next life.

1 Peter 4:14, If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

1 Peter 4:14 NIV, If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

(15 words are omitted.)

The devil does not like to see the Lord Jesus Christ getting the glory. If folks can not see satanic interference here then they are blind.

1 Peter 5:5, Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

1 Peter 5:5 NIV, Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

Submission is not a popular notion today when the �brethren� prefer to do their own thing. Even the basic obligation of going to church is ignored by many these days.

1 Peter 5:10, But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

1 Peter 5:10 NIV, And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered � will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Jesus is removed from the Bible for the umpteenth time. If the brethren are not concerned at this point I doubt they ever will be.

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1 Peter 5:11, To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 5:11 NIV, To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Satan wants the dominion (to rule) and the glory.

1 Peter 5:14, Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

1 Peter 5:14 NIV, Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

Amen: be it firm, be it established. The devil does not want this established.

2 Peter 1:21, For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 Peter 1:21 NIV, For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

The men God used to pen His words were holy. They were chosen vessels. How sad that the versions omit this.

2 Peter 2:1, But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

2 Peter 2:1 NRSV, But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive opinions. They will even deny the Master who bought them�bringing swift destruction on themselves.

Would this be considered a softening of the message? It would if the person reading this had a thimble full of discernment. This kind of junk is a disgrace.

2 Peter 2:17, These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

2 Peter 2:17 NIV, These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them.

Eternal judgement is down played in the new versions. It works out better that way when it comes to sales.

2 Peter 3:2, That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

2 Peter 3:2 NIV, I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.

The message has subtly changed, opening up the possibility of apostolic succession. The pope is not an apostle except, possibly, in the NIV.

2 Peter 3:9b, �but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish,

2 Peter 3:9 NIV, �He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish,

The NIV changes "us" to "you". No big deal for most Christians.

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2 Peter 3:10, But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

2 Peter 3:10 NIV, But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

We are living in the night of human existence when the Word of God is being attacked like this. Would sinners prefer to be "burned up" or "laid bare"?

1 John 1:7, But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 1:7 NIV, But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Christ is removed from a text concerning our cleansing by the blood. The Lord�s name is above all names, except in the new versions.

1 John 2:7, Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

1 John 2:7 NIV, Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard.

The Words of God are being removed from the Bible by the thousands. How would these translators feel if they wrote a letter and many words were removed?

1 John 2:20, But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

1 John 2:20 NASV, But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.

Know what? How many angels dance on a pin? Tea prices in China?

1 John 2:28, And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1 John 2:28 Phillips, Remember that his teaching urges you to live "in Christ". So that if he were to suddenly reveal himself we should still know exactly where we stand, and should not have to shrink away from his presence.

The Lord Jesus Christ is coming. The versions cast doubt on this fact in two places in this verse. We can be in the presence of the Lord in times of prayer.

1 John 3:5, And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

1 John 3:5 NASV, And you know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.

God personally dealt with everybody�s sins at the cross.

1 John 3:16a, Hereby perceive we the love of God,

1 John 3:16a NIV, This is how we know what love is:

The love of God, italics or not, is omitted from the NIV.

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1 John 4:3, And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1 John 4:3 NIV, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

The root of antichrist heresy is omitted. All false Christology finds its root in the denial or twisting of the incarnation. It is no overstatement to call these versions �satanic�.

1 John 4:9, In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

1 John 4:9 NIV, This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

See note at John 3:16.

1 John 4:19, We love him, because he first loved us.

1 John 4:19 NIV, We love because he first loved us.

"Him" is omitted.

1 John 5:7, For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

1 John 5:7 NASV, And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.

(This verse is omitted.)

The NASV has taken half of 1 John 5:6 and placed it where verse 7 should be. Smooth.

1 John 5:8, And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

1 John 5:8 NIV, the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

The NIV placed the first part of verse 8 into verse 7. This way it appears v.7 is intact.

1 John 5:13, These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1 John 5:13 NIV, I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

(13 words are missing)

God wants us to have assurance and to be saved by believing on His Son. This verse has application for the saved and the lost.

1 John 5:13, These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1 John 5:13 NKJV, These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

Eternal security is put in doubt here. Once a person believes on the Lord they are saved. This part of the verse is directed at those who may read this but have never truly believed.

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2 John 3, Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

2 John 3 NIV, Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father�s Son, will be with us in truth and love.

"The Lord" is removed from this text concerning grace, mercy and peace.

2 John 9, Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

2 John 9 NIV, Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

This verse in the NIV is as weak as water. "Doctrine" is a dirty word today. The NIV is happy to accommodate the apostates if it will help the bottom line.

Jude 1, Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

Jude 1 NASV, Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, � to those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:

Two different words are seen here. "Sanctified" and "beloved" are not synonyms. Words carry specific meanings.

Jude 25, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Jude 25 NIV, to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

"Wise" is removed, affecting God�s person. "Ages" is added in the NIV which flows easily with the vocabulary of this New Age world.

Revelation 1:8, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:8 NIV, "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

An opportunity to compare other verses (Rev. 22:13; Isaiah 41:4) is lost with this tragic omission.

Revelation 1:9, I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:9 NIV, I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

A Gnostic heresy was that a man named Jesus became the Christ at his baptism up until his death. This is why "Jesus" and "Christ" are disassociated from one another in early mss.

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Revelation 1:11, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Revelation 1:11 NIV, which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."

(10 words concerning the name of the Lord are missing.)

Revelation 1:8 and 1:11 complement each other. "The Almighty" of v.8 is identified as the "Alpha and Omega". It is argued that this is God the Father and not Jesus. However, v.11 in the KJB proves it is Jesus (cf. v.12-18!).

Revelation 1:18, I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 1:18 NKJV, "I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

This is not a good example of the NKJV, "unlocking the spiritual treasures� in the Authorized Version".

Revelation 2:13, I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan�s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

Revelation 2:13 NASV, �I know where you dwell, where Satan�s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith, even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

These changes do nothing but to give the devil more honour. Antipas died a martyrs death. Satan has a seat at best. In eternity Satan will be doing the floppy fish in the lake of fire with the rest of them.

Revelation 2:15, So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

Revelation 2:15 NIV, Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

The Nicolaitans were those who sought to expand their power over the churches and laity.

Revelation 5:14, And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

Revelation 5:14 NIV, The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.

The eternality of the Son of God is attacked here in the NIV. Jesus is clearly worshipped as God in the KJB. There are few places in the versions where Jesus is seen being worshipped.

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Revelation 6:8, And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Revelation 6:8 NIV, I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Try this soulwinning technique sometime: "Hi there! We�d like to show you from the Bible how you can be saved so that you won�t end up in Hades". There is not a man in town that would be worried about that!

Revelation 6:17, For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Revelation 6:17 NIV, For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?"

The tribulation is a time of God�s wrath. This kind of doctrinal change is very serious.

Revelation 8:13, And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

Revelation 8:13 NIV, As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!"

There is a big difference between an "eagle" and an "angel" in typology (Matt. 24:28; Luke 17:37). Birds in general, have a satanic connotation. Angels are messengers as here in the KJB.

Revelation 11:15, And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Revelation 11:15 NIV, The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever."

Cf. Matt. 4:8, Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; (Jesus gets all the kingdoms).

Revelation 11:17, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Revelation 11:17 NIV, saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.

(The second coming of the Lord is omitted.)

The tribulation is still going hot and heavy. The Lord has not returned with His saints yet. This reading affects the second coming of the Lord.

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Revelation 12:12, Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Revelation 12:12 NASV, "For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time."

The devil is going to turn his back on his people. Those who are left are going to taste the wrath of God and He will use the devil to accomplish His will.

Revelation 12:17, And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 12:17 NIV, Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring�those who obey God�s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

Another reference where "Christ" is removed from a verse associating Him with His name "Jesus" (See note at 1 John 4:3). These are indeed New Age versions.

Revelation 14:1, And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father�s name written in their foreheads.

Revelation 14:1 NIV, Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father�s name written on their foreheads.

Let�s see, some folks will have another name on their foreheads (Rev.13:17). "New Age" is too mild a term for this trash.

Revelation 14:5, And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Revelation 14:5 NIV, No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Satan gets a throne in Rev. 2:13 and God loses His throne in this verse. Is anyone concerned yet?

Revelation 15:3, And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Revelation 15:3 NIV, and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.

I wonder if that would include the New Age as well. This is a disgrace in the face of God Almighty. It borders on blasphemy and very few care about this.

Rev. 16:5, And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

Rev. 16:5 NIV, � angel � of the waters say: "You are just in these judgments, you who are and who were, the Holy One, because you have so judged;

The Lord�s name and His eternality are attacked here. This is blatant corruption of the text.

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Revelation 16:7, And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

Revelation 16:7 NIV, And I heard the altar respond: "Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments."

Do altar speak? No, but people who have been martyred for Jesus are under it (Rev. 6:9).

Revelation 16:17, And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

Revelation 16:17 NIV, The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, "It is done!"

There is a temple in heaven, "not made with hands," (Heb. 9:11). It is the same place where the blood of Christ is today (Heb. 9:12).

Revelation 18:20, Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

Revelation 18:20 NIV, Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you.�"

"Holy" is missing all over the modern versions. It is no longer a Holy Bible. Holiness is a vital doctrine.

Revelation 20:9, And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

Revelation 20:9 NIV, They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God�s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

(4 words are missing)

The God of the Bible is not found in the modern versions. This account is not a natural phenomena but a direct judgement from God.

Revelation 20:12, 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.

 

Revelation 20:12 NIV, And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.

Shall we go to the original Greek? kai; ei\don tou;" nekrouv" mikrouv" kai; megavlou", eJstw`ta" ejnwvpion tou` qeou`, kai; bibliva hjnew/cqhsan: kai; biblivon a[llo hjnew/cqh, o{ ejsti th`" zwh`": kai; ejkrivqhsan oiJ nekroi; ejk tw`n gegrammevnwn ejn toi`" biblivoi", kata; ta; e[rga aujtw`n. Revelation 20:12 (The word God [qeou] is in the Greek text.)

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Revelation 20:14, And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:14 NRSV, Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire;

The use of "Hades" is across the board. These modernists are going to Hell.

Revelation 21:24, And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Revelation 21:24 NIV, The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.

Universal salvation? Will all people be saved or must ye be born again? The Bible is clear -not the versions.

Revelation 22:14, Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Revelation 22:14 NIV, "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.

Our robes were washed the day we were saved. Is there a second chance in eternity? No, but the new bibles make room for that idea.

Revelation 22:19, And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Revelation 22:19 NIV, And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

Perhaps the environmentalists got a little concerned about a tree being used to make a book. They left a tree standing but chopped up the Word of God with their axe.

Revelation 22:21, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Revelation 22:21 NIV, The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God�s people. Amen.

 

(Christ is removed from this verse.)

He is the Lord Jesus Christ . The critics have corrupted His Word in the new versions starting in the first verse, Genesis 1:1 and ending with the last verse, Revelation 22:21.

So there it is. For those who are still convinced that the modern versions are superior to the King James Bible, I draw your attention to appendix A. May God have mercy on your soul.

 

Chocolate Brownies and Old Slippers

After comparing the Word of God to a pair of old slippers, White raises up enough straw men to erect a towering inferno. White�s downplaying of the differences between the modern versions and the KJB is a vane attempt at avoiding the truth. He speaks of hearing verses in "one form" or manner but neglects to tell you that several verses do not appear in any form in the modern versions �they are simply omitted! The form of many verses is so gnarled and warped that they teach heresy. This is not a matter of getting used to a new pair of slippers!

To accept the new versions is a matter of getting used to being lame on both feet �without the slippers! White claims KJB believers start with premise that the "KJV is the only true English Bible" and refuse to listen to anything that would contradict it. The fact is almost all KJB advocates started out using and preferring a modern translation. Many others started out with a KJB and were persuaded to switch to a new version. It was not until after careful research and comparison that these switched to a King James only stand.

This writer got saved reading a KJB and then switched to an NASV because he was told it was "closest to the original Greek", after doing some research, the KJB was the only possibly option. It is the modern version advocates that start with the false premise. The false premise in question is the idea that all modern versions are better than the King James. This type of evolutionary thinking is literally preached from the pulpits and classrooms of most Christian institutions today.

This idea is promoted in advertisements and Christian bookstores all over North America. The idea about the superiority of the modern versions is bombarding new converts almost from the start. Whether it is a paperback NIV tossed into a rowdy mob at a Michael W. Smith rock concert or a CEV slipped into an inquirer�s hands by a Catholic personal worker at a Billy Graham crusade, the result will be a bias toward the new versions. If John Paul II and Billy Graham use them they must be good, they reason.

It is not the KJB camp that is biased but those who have been indoctrinated to believe these slick, Madison Avenue, sales pitches. This writer has spoken to dozens of professing Christians concerning the KJB issue and has seen few turn from their biased position when faced with black and white evidence.

Mr. White can talk about brownies all he wants to. The "bottom-line assumption" that a Bible believer goes in with is that the Bible exists and is preserved today. The Old and New Testaments teach that the Bible would be preserved forever. What a Bible believer looks for is the Bible that God promised to preserve. It is clear from the above evidence, not to mention the hundreds of books written on the subject, that that Bible is the King James Bible.

God would not preserve a book containing contradictions, doctrinal errors and absurdities, as the modern versions have. White challenges us to lump all the translations, including the KJB, together and test them by what the "original author of Scripture" said. This is a typical bait and switch tactic. White would have us believe that the Greek text behind the modern versions is as good as it gets when determining what God originally wrote. If the King James is put up against this standard it will "fail" miserably. The reason of course is that the underlying Greek of the KJB is different from that of the new bibles.

This is what sets the KJB apart from all other translations. For this reason one can not lump all translations together because they do not have a common denominator. They do not come from the same source. The KJB and the modern versions are different entities. King James Bible advocates can legitimately make the KJB their standard because it is the standard �the standard God has ordained. Remember, a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. The lump and root of the modern versions is unholy, ungodly and of the devil. Satan himself is the architect of these vile corruptions. His doctrine is woven into the warp and the woof of these translations.

 

A Rose or Something Different?

Is it still a rose if it stinks like a pig? No, it may look the same but it is obviously something quite different. The verse White chooses to compare is an excellent example of the difference between the KJB and the modern versions.

Acts 20:28, Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

With, Acts 20:28 NIV, Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. White is comparing the sections that are underlined above. What he is comparing is not as big a problem as another point of comparison. There is, of course, a difference between "to feed" and "Be shepherds". These kinds of changes are sad but what is tragic is the footnote in the NIV which puts the KJB reading in doubt. The word in question is "God". The context is God�s church and God�s blood. The NIV footnote says, "Many manuscripts of the Lord". This change takes away from the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ by replacing "God" with "of the Lord".

This type of heresy in the new versions is no problem for those in the "anything but the King James camp". Mr. White can have his pedantic comparisons but time and time again he fails to see how insidious these changes are. He admits that many of the verses he explains away as "borrowed" from other passages are "absent from a rather small number of ancient manuscripts".

So where is the evidence. There is none.

This is all theory and conjecture. It should be made clear once again that the Greek text behind the modern versions is different from the text that the King James translators used. White admits this in his book. Mr. White wants the brethren to believe that the manuscripts that the Baptists preached, copied, hid and died for are inferior to the manuscripts that the sodomites prefer. Evangelical minds today must indeed be blind to allow this type of reprobate to minister within their ranks. Ms. Mollenkott was a stylist and consultant for the NIV.

David Cloud commenting:

In 1993 Mollenkott published a book entitled Sensuous Spirituality: Out from Fundamentalism (New York: Crossroad), in which she reflected on her rejection of fundamentalism, her lesbian "coming out," and her belief in a female God. Mollenkott concludes that "in a very physical sense we are all gay, we are all lesbian, we are all heterosexual, we are all bisexual--because we are all one" (p. 153). Her view of the kingdom of God on earth is a society in which "lesbian women, bisexual people, and gay men are going to be accepted as first-class citizens in the church and in society as a whole" (p. 153). She defines sin as "the absence of trust" (instead of disobedience to God�s law) and defines salvation as "being brought back into a trusting relationship by remembering Who We Are: God�s children, never actually separated from God�s love even though we had imagined we were" (p. 157).

Her view of the new birth is as follows: "In the instant of remembering our true identity, we are at-oned, restored to a trusting relationship with God, with our Selves, with other people, and with the universe" (p. 157). Could any good fruit come from that bitter tree? Not to be out done Dr. Marten Woudstra confidently makes the NIV scene.

Cloud continues, quoting Michael Penfold�s report:

"In the light of the following� it has now come to light that THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NIV'S OLD TESTAMENT TRANSLATION COMMITTEE, DR. MARTEN H. WOUDSTRA, WAS A HOMOSEXUAL. This is much more serious than Mollenkott's involvement. Here we have one of the leading scholars on the NIV CBT who is a homosexual. Obviously this fact compromises the whole project, especially as this fact was well known by his colleagues for many years. However, only now is this fact coming to the notice of the general public through articles like the one you are reading. "Dr. Woudstra, who died in the early 1990s, was a long-time friend of Evangelicals Concerned Inc. This organisation was founded in 1976 by New York psychologist, Dr. Ralph Blair, as a nation-wide task force and fellowship for gay and lesbian 'evangelical Christians' and their friends. ECI's address is 311 East 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021. They can be found on the Internet at http://www.korpi.com/ECWE/ "

It was during a series of research phone calls to Dr. Blair that I first confirmed the fact of Dr. Woudstra's homosexuality. Blair and Dr. Woudstra were friends. Dr. Woudstra had been on the mailing list of Evangelicals Concerned from its inception, and although he had no formal ties with ECI, on one of his many trips to New York he called in and had tea with Dr. Blair. Dr Blair told me that Dr. Woudstra shared the viewpoint of ECI that lifelong 'loving monogamous relationships' between gay men or women were acceptable to God. He believed that there was nothing in the Old Testament (his special area of technical expertise) that corresponded to 'homosexual orientation'. The 'sodomy' of the OT simply involved temple rites and gang rape (Gen. 19).

Notice the similarity between this view and that of Virginia Mollenkott. Dr. Blair clearly stated to me on the phone on 23rd September 1997 that Dr. Woudstra, a lifelong bachelor, was a homosexual. He intimated that other members of the NIV translation committee were also quietly supportive of ECI, but he was not able to tell me who they were (for obvious reasons). He later called them 'bigger' names than Dr. Woudstra. The NIV has the taint of sodomy in the very warp and woof of its pages. This is satanic work to the most abominable degree. What is the result of this influence on the pages of the NIV? DEUTERONOMY 23:17 - SODOMITE

KJB - "There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel."NIV - "No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute."
I KINGS 14:24 - SODOMITES
KJB - "And there were sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel."NIV - "There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites."
I KINGS 15:12 - SODOMITES
KJB - "And he took away the sodomites out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made."NIV - "He expelled all the shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of the idols his fathers had made."
I KINGS 22:46 - SODOMITES
KJB - "And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land."NIV - "He rid the land of the rest of the shrine prostitutes who remained there even after the reign of his father Asa."
II KINGS 23:7 - SODOMITES
KJB - "And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the grove."NIV - "He also tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes, which were in the temple of the Lord and where women did weaving for Asherah."
I CORINTHIANS 6:9 - REJECTION OF HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR
KJB - "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind�"NIV - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral nor idolators nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders..."

This writer does not know of any shrine prostitutes but he lives in a city with the second highest concentration of sodomites in North America. The King James Bible is relevant to millions of homosexuals all over the world with a message that can save their souls. The NIV�s efforts at clouding the issue results in the damnation of the souls of men. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God �not an NIV. When one speaks of insidious or satanic changes one is lead to examine the extent of devilish interference in other spheres of life. The devil has been very busy in the lives of men. One would have to have their heads buried in the sand to miss the shear extent of satanic interference. Satan has attacked the home, the family, education, governments, churches and orthodox doctrine.

Satan has planted the cults and all major world religions. He has inspired thousands of wars. The devil has tried to exterminate God�s chosen people, the Jews. He has interfered with human sexuality and the marriage relationship by introducing sodomy and divorce. In fact, every creation and good gift of God has been attacked by the devil; including science and language. Is it not strange then, nay, absurd, to think that the devil would leave the Word of God alone! This is what White, Ankerberg, Swindoll, MacArthur and a host of other new evangelicals would have us believe. Somehow these apostates can never bring themselves to admit that the different readings and the versions that follow are, of necessity, satanic counterfeits. While these men share sermonettes on the deeper life, the wool is being pulled over their eyes and the eyes of their people.

The sword of the Spirit is placed on a shelf and the butter knife of the flesh and intellect is wielded to smooth a peanut butter and jelly gospel over the lives of needy brethren. No wonder you can not get an "Amen!" out of them! Many times in his book James White blames an over zealous scribe with trying to correct the text. He blames a copyist for editing and changing the text to suit their own theological position. As has been mentioned earlier it seems highly unlikely that a man of God would purposely alter the Word of God. Scribes were expert in the content of the Bible and would have been well aware of God�s warnings:

Proverbs 30:5-6, Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Revelation 22:18-19, For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Is it not rather more likely that these changes, by their very nature, are the work of Lucifer and his ministers? We are not talking about spelling changes or numbers in the reign of kings or their armies (see the chart above). Satan has been the author of all the attacks on the Word of God since Adam and Eve. Even James White is not immune to satanic deception. His theology on the Godhead is warped to say the least:

One cannot understand John 1:18 without interpreting the passage in a Trinitarian context.

When he says, "No one has seen God," he is referring specifically to the Father. He then differentiates between the Father and the Son by identifying the Son as the "unique God". There is only one God Mr. White, and that one God is made up of three persons. There are not three Gods!

 

Questions and Answers:

Sadly, Mr. White�s answers are either evasive or replete with misinformation. It would be instructive to read the verbal gymnastics of White in order to be armed for future combat:

Q. Doesn�t Psalm 12:6-7 promise that God will preserve His WORDS?

A. In the KJB we find this promise but not in the NIV. At least, not in this passage.

KJB

NIV

Psalm 12:6-7, The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

Psalm 12:6-7, And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times. O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.

The KJB is clear. The issue of the preservation of the WORDS of God is not found in this passage in the NIV. The doctrine of word preservation is taught in the KJB. Even in the corrupt NIV, the preservation of the WORDS of God is clearly taught.

KJB

NIV

Matthew 24:35, Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Matthew 24:35, Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

It would seem Mr. White will not hearken, even to the NIV! Mr. White, what exactly is your final authority in all matters of faith and practice? Psalm 12 would have to refer to something we could hold in our hands today. If it is not the KJB, just what is it James White?! Your slick, satanically inspired arguments are an affront to the Lord Jesus Christ! Repent and believe the Book!

Q. Is the King James Bible copyrighted?

A. No. Many Bible publishers put a copyright on the layout of the pages and on the page headings but the text is free for all to copy, print and distribute. James L. Melton comments: The text of the KJV may be reproduced by anyone for there is no copyright forbidding its duplication. This is not true of the modern perversions.

Q. Weren�t Westcott and Hort Occultists?

A. Yes, indeed they were. As well as evil men, heretics, closet Catholics and a number of other things. Dr. D.A. Waite in his book, The Theological Heresies of Westcott and Hort, states: Hort Omits Any Mention Of Verbal, Plenary Inspiration, or Biblical Inerrancy or Infallibility, And So Does Westcott! Throughout the five books examined, both Westcott and Hort alike omit any stand for belief in a verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible which also gives inerrancy and infallibility to the original writings. There is therefore a weak and HERETICAL and unsatisfactory view of the Bible which is held by them. Often things which are OMITTED are more important an indication of a man's HERESIES than what he states in plain English! Dr. Waite continues with his comments on Westcott�s theology: Westcott Clearly Stated The HERETICAL Doctrine Of The "UNIVERSAL FATHERHOOD" Of God in Discussing John 10:29. He wrote:

(John 10:29) The thought, which is concrete in v. 28, is here traced back to its most absolute form as resting on the essential power of God in His relation of UNIVERSAL FATHERHOOD. (W-John, op. cit., p. 159). This, again, is pure HERESY as taught by the Lord Jesus Christ in John 8:44! To accept the heresy of the "UNIVERSAL FATHERHOOD" of God, is to misunderstand the total plan of redemption that God wrought out through His Son, Jesus Christ! How about their plan of salvation? Dr. Waite continues: Westcott was a believer in the HERESY of UNIVERSALISM in the area of salvation and redemption, thus believing that ALL MEN, whether they trust Christ as Savior or not, are SAVED and REDEEMED, and therefore possessors of ETERNAL LIFE, and FORGIVENESS OF SINS, and therefore are going to HEAVEN. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Their theology? Hort Denies That "LORD" In 1 Peter 1:3 Refers To The DEITY Of Christ, But Merely Means "TEACHER." He wrote:

(1 Peter 1:3) Blessed be the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ) In all this early usage kurios probably represents NOT Adon, but the nearly equivalent Aramaic Mar, sometimes applied to TEACHERS BY DISCIPLES...(H-1 Peter, op. cit., p. 31).

Dr. Waite has done an excellent job in exposing the heresies of Westcott and Hort. In the introduction to his book, The Theological Heresies of Westcott and Hort, he states: Regardless of what side of the WESTCOTT AND HORT textual criticism of the TRADITIONAL GREEK TEXT which underlies our AUTHORIZED (KING JAMES) VERSION of 1611, I believe it is of the utmost importance to see once and for all that THE LEADERS in the TEXTUAL REVOLUTION which unseated the TRADITIONAL RECEIVED GREEK TEXT from its place of undisputed prominence for over 15 CENTURIES, were NOT, as most of the evangelical and fundamentalist world today believes, FUNDAMENTALISTS, or even ORTHODOX in many of their beliefs. It is my personal belief that this HETERODOXY on their part BLINDED their intellects, and prejudiced them adversely and unfairly in their TEXTUAL THEORIES of the Greek New Testament. For proof of the above conclusion. we offer �(an) original study of over 1,291 pages as contained in FIVE books by both WESTCOTI' and HORT.

Q. Were there homosexuals on the NIV translation committee?

A. Yes. James White ignores the facts. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott and Dr. Marten Woudstra are two sodomites that worked on the NIV. The documentation can be found in the body of this research paper as well as in the quotes below: Mollenkott claims that providing mutual sexual pleasure, whether it be homosexual or bisexual or whatever, is one of the most important things in life. "Learning to love ourselves and others (including mutual pleasuring) is the greatest contribution we can make to the creation of a just society. And I am confident that the day will come when most Christian churches will teach a creation-positive method of glorifying God and enjoying Her forever" (p. 158).

Mollenkott turns sin and righteousness upside down by claiming that it is the "pleasure haters" (those who believe God made the sexual relationship for heterosexual marriage only) who are the "unjust" (p. 158). She claims that her lesbianism "is simply a good gift, as all sexuality is a good gift" (p. 162). She admits that when she first started admitting her lesbianism publicly she "felt slightly soiled, as if I needed a good shower," but later she recognized "that the soiled feeling was residual heterosexism" (p. 162).

Mollenkott worships a [wo]man-made idol she identifies as "our tender Father and our demanding Mother and then again our loving Friend, faithful Companion, and cosmic Lover" (p. 166).

Here is what Dr. Boomsma�s friends are saying: "Taking the scriptural principle of two witnesses, I will now add the comments of Clarence Boomsma regarding the sexuality of his friend Dr. Woudstra, the Chairman of the NIV Old Testament Committee. Boomsma made the following statement to me on the phone on 25th October 1997; I wrote it down verbatim: 'It is generally believed among us [Christian Reformed Church and Calvin Seminary] that Dr. Woudstra was a homosexual.�

Dr. Woudstra�s boldness is tragic: "I asked Boomsma if Dr. Woudstra was an 'active' homosexual. Although he knew Dr. Woudstra's views on homosexuality very well and holds in his possession a written dissertation by Dr. Woudstra on the subject, he did not feel free to comment on its contents. However, he did tell me about a '[homosexual] incident' in Dr. Woudstra's career in which his professorship was at stake. Woudstra survived and was not fired by the Seminary. This is the kind of documentation that James White ignores in order to promote his agenda. One final word on Dr. Woudstra: "Boomsma also spoke of Dr. Woudstra's frequent trips to New York 'which like all large cities has a large homosexual population'. On his return Woudstra would tell Boomsma how much he enjoyed the 'plays' in New York. I asked were these 'gay plays'. Boomsma would only say that New York has a large gay culture and is dotted with gay bars, and it was his impression that his friend, Dr. Woudstra, took part in this side of New York's social scene.

White accuses King James of being a homosexual. Apart from the fact that King James was not on the KJB translation committee, it should be stressed that there is not one piece of evidence that points to James I being a sodomite.

Q. Is the caustic, cynical language of Dr. Peter S. Ruckman an indication that there is no substance to his arguments? Did some men in the Bible use the same kind of language?

A. Dr. Ruckman is one of the most scholarly men involved in the defense of the KJB. His level of intellectual prowess allows him to write and preach extensively, while managing to read a book a day. But is his language scriptural? One thing that should be made very clear from the start is that profanity is completely unscriptural (Eph. 4:29). It has been said that Dr. Ruckman uses profanity but this author has not read or heard any profanity from Dr. Ruckman. It would be wise to look into the Bible, our only authority in all matters of faith and practice, to see how men of God used language to make their point: Elijah used sarcasm:

1 Kings 18:27, And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. God used irony: Jonah 4:10-11, Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle? John the Baptist called the religionists, "snakes":

Matthew 3:7, But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? The Apostle Paul called people names:

Titus 1:12-13, One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Jesus used strong language:

Matthew 23:24-25a, Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!

Matthew 23:33, Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Men of God have used strong language. They have named names and exposed hypocrisy and sin. This is not something that should be condemned. Wisdom must be used when choosing our words but pointed language is not unscriptural.

Q. Do we need Greek and Hebrew to really know God�s word?

A. No. James White speaks of having good translations but he never speaks of having the Word of God in English. White has his problems but that should not hinder God�s people. If possible, get all the Greek and Hebrew you can to refute the gainsayers. Bible believers need all the ammunition they can get their hands on. Bible believers have nothing to fear from the original languages or true scholarship.

Q. Is the use of the King James Bible by Bible believers perceived as an insult and a rebuke to the high minded pseudo-scholars of this day and age.

A. Yes. Let the Reader Understand� This paper has been written to show the fallacies of James White and those in his camp regarding the modern versions. Many who hold James White�s views, do so out of ignorance. Others, by way of satanic deception, have bought into a set of erroneous assumptions. There are others who suspect that the KJB is the preserved Word of God but for reasons of profit or prestige have compromised and sit on the fence. I have been blunt at times, and I hope, to the point.

Most of the verses covered throughout White�s book have been covered in the comparison chart. The King James only position is the historic position. I have on my desk a copy of The English Hexapla published by Still Waters Revival Books of Edmonton Alberta. Inside this volume are six English translations as well as the Greek text that underlies the KJB. From Wiclif (1380) to the KJB (1611), all English versions are based on the TR type Greek text. The text behind the KJB is the historic text of the Baptists and the reformers that followed them. The blood of the martyrs has flowed into many rivers, as they stood for the Word of God. I warn you not to sell out for a bowl of lukewarm, modernist pottage. Jesus indicated in John 17:6c, in a prayer to His Father, that His true disciples were those that had "kept thy word." The only church in Revelation that the Lord Jesus did not command to repent was the church that had kept His word (Rev. 3:8c).

The Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to "have love one to another". There is not a better way to love the brethren and the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:15) than to point people to the Word of God and warn them of those who would corrupt it.

 

Appendix A: God�s Plan of Salvation

You must believe the Bible is the Word of God and is authoritative when it speaks of your sinful condition. Both John the Baptist and Jesus preached repentance.

"Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matthew 4:17b

Repentance is a change of mind about your way and your sin and a turning to God's way and His salvation. Jesus said,

"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

1. You need to realize you are a sinner and in rebellion before Almighty God.

"There is none that doeth good, no not one." Romans 3:12b

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

2. There is a price for sin.

"For the wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23a

Wages are something that you earn and deserve. As sinners we deserve death and earn a place in hell.

3. Jesus paid the price for sin for you. He died for you so that you do not have to die and go to hell.

"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus come into the world to save sinners." I Timothy 1:15

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

4. Salvation and eternal life is a free gift and cannot be earned or worked for.

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

"...the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23b

5. Because eternal life is a gift it must be received in order to have it.

"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." John 1:12

The way you receive Him is to pray and ask Him to be merciful to you. The Lord Jesus really does want to forgive you and receive you as His child. Call on His name today.

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

 

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