Which Bible is God’s Word?
By: Edward Hendrie
Jesus admonished the people of the world to not simply call him Lord, but to also do what he says. (Luke 6:46 AV) In order, however, to do what he says, we must first know his words contained in his Holy Bible. One should follow the example of the Bereans and compare any religious doctrine with the word of God. The Bereans were viewed by God as more noble than others because they searched the scriptures to check to see if Paul and Silas were correct in their doctrine. See Acts 17:10-11.
God’s word is unique because it is God’s revelation of Him to man. The Holy Bible states that:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3 AV)
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or
powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (Colossians 1:14-17 AV)
The gospel found in John states that God (the Word, the Creator) came to earth in the flesh: Jesus Christ.
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 AV)
In the Holy Bible God the Father makes it clear that his Son, Jesus, is God.
But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (Hebrews 1:8 AV)
The Holy Bible is not like any other book, it is unique, it was written by God through men.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Timothy 3:16 AV)
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 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 1:20-21 AV)
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:13-14 AV)
Creation and Salvation Through God’s Word
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. How did he create? He created by speaking. “God said . . . and it was so.” See Genesis 1:1-2:25.
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” (Hebrews 11:3 AV)
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let
all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. (Psalms 33:6-9 AV)
The Holy Bible clearly states that God not only created through his Word, he also eternally saves through his Word. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. (1 Peter 1:23-25 AV)
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. (2 Timothy 3:15 AV)
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 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! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:13-17 AV)
God Preserves His Word
God’s word is the way to salvation. God would not leave us without the means for our salvation. The following scripture passages testify that God has promised that his word will be preserved forever.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5:18 AV)
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24:35 AV)
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. (Psalms 12:6-7 AV)
The word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. (1 Peter 1:25 AV)
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (Isaiah 40:8 AV)
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. (Psalms 119:89 AV)
The Roman Catholic Attack on God’s Word
Satan knows that the word of God is the way to salvation. Satan also knows that God has promised to preserve his words, and so it would be futile for him to try to destroy God’s words. Therefore, instead of trying to destroy God’s words, Satan instituted a two prong strategy to keep the Holy Scriptures from the people. The first prong of the strategy was to outlaw the possession and reading of the Holy Bible. When, over the years, that strategy proved ineffective, Satan instituted his second prong, which is to deny that God has preserved his words and offer counterfeit bibles to the world and to deceive people into believing his counterfeits are the closest that they can get to God’s genuine word.
The Roman Church knows that if the people are able to read for themselves God’s word they will discover that the Catholic traditions and doctrines are not just in addition to the Scriptures, they violate the Scriptures. The Catholic Church has a long history of trying to keep God’s word from the people. For example, at the Council of Terragona in 1234 A.D. the Roman Catholic Church prohibited anyone from possessing any part of the Old or New Testaments in any of the Romance languages (Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Provencal, French, Rhaeto-Romance, Italian, Sardinian, and Romanian). The council ruled that anyone owning a Bible was to turn it over to the local Catholic bishop to be burned.
In 1229 at the Council of Toulouse(Pope Gregory IX presiding), the Catholic Church prohibited “laymen” from having the Holy Scriptures or translating them into the “vulgar tongue” (common language of the country).
In 1551 the Catholic Inquisitional Index of Valentia forbade the Holy Bible to be translated into Spanish or any other “vernacular.”
In 1559 the Roman Catholic Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Index of Prohibited Books) required permission from the Catholic Church to read the Catholic version of the Bible; all Christian Bible versions were simply prohibited.
On September 8, 1713, Pope Clement XI issued his Dogmatic Constitution, Unigenitus, which in part condemned as error the teaching that all people may read the Sacred Scripture.
On May 5, 1824 Pope Leo XII issued his encyclical Ubi Primum which exhorted the bishops to remind their flocks not to read the Bible.
On May 24, 1829 Pope Pius VIII issued the encyclical Traditi Humilitati exhorted
Catholics to check the spread of Bibles translated into the vernacular, because those Bibles endangered the “sacred” teachings of the Catholic Church.
On May 8, 1844, Pope Gregory XVI issued his encyclical Inter Praecipuas in which he described Bible societies as plotting against the Catholic faith by providing Bibles to the common people, whom he referred to as “infidels.”
On January 25, 1897 Pope Leo XIII issued his Apostolic Constitution Officiorum ac Munerum which prohibited all versions of the Bible in the vernacular tongue.
The 1918 Catholic Code of Cannon Law, Index of Prohibited Books, Cannon 1385, § 1 prohibited publishing any edition of the Holy Scriptures without previous Catholic “ecclesiastical censorship.”
The 1983 Catholic Code of Cannon Law, Cannon 825, § 1 prohibits the publishing of the Sacred Scriptures without the permission of the Apostolic See or the Conference of Bishops.
The official doctrines of the Catholic Church prohibiting the publication, possession, or reading of the Holy Bible, were not a mere suggestions, they were enforced. For example, on October 6, 1536 at Vilvorde (outside Brussels, Belgium) William Tyndale was burned at the stake.1 His crime was that he translated the Holy Scriptures into English and was making copies available to the people in violation of the rules of the Roman Catholic Church. 2
The progenitors of the Catholic Church were around in the time of the apostles, wresting the Holy Scriptures from the people. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking 4
in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. (2 Peter 3:15-17 AV)
Satan’s Counterfeit Bibles
With the advent of the printing press (circa 1455) making Bibles available to the ordinary man, it became obvious to Satan that he could not keep God’s word from the masses, so he instituted the second prong of his attack on God’s word in earnest. He offered counterfeit bibles. The Holy Scriptures reveals a pattern by Satan from the beginning to tamper with God’s word. God commanded Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden
thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt
surely die. (Genesis 2:16-17 AV)
In Genesis 3:1-5 the serpent misquotes God, changing God’s words; he tricks Eve into eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil by asking her if God commanded that they not eat of any of the trees in the garden. When Eve responds, she also misquotes God, saying that he commanded that they should not touch the fruit, when God merely prohibited the eating of the fruit. God told Adam that if he ate from the tree he would die. Satan contradicted God, by
saying “Ye shall not surely die.” Things went downhill from there. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God
had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (Genesis 3:1-5 AV)
Just as Satan did in the Garden of Eden, he now tries to confuse people about what God has said: “Yea, hath God said . . . .” Satan offers people a whole assortment of different bible versions, which change and twist God’s word. God’s word is with us today in the Authorized (King James) Version (referred to as AV or KJV). All other bible versions are tainted by the hands of Satan and his minions, including the New King James Version (NKJV). “Ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.” Jeremiah 23:36. The
corrupted bible versions are essentially Roman Catholic bible versions.3 Sadly, most of the the so called church leaders of today have accepted Satan’s counterfeit bibles.
The following is a partial list of the fraudulent bible versions:
New International Version (NIV),
Contemporary English Version (CEV),
New Century Version (NCV),
New World Translation (NWT),
American Standard Version (ASV),
New American Standard Bible (NASB),
Revised Version (RV),
Revised Standard Version (RSV),
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV),
Amplified Version (AMP),
New King James Version (NKJV),
21 st Century King James Version (KJ21),
Third Millennium Bible (TMB),
Douay-Rheims Version (DRV),
Good News for Modern Man (GNB),
Today’s English Version (TEV),
Living Bible (LB),
Darby Translation (DBY),
Jerusalem Bible (JB), and New Jerusalem Bible (NJB).
The Authorized (King James) Version is an English translation of the Masoretic
(traditional) Hebrew Old Testament, whereas the new bible versions are taken from an inferior and corrupted mixture of the Septuagint (Greek old testament), Samaritan Pentateuch, Dead Sea Scrolls, and a variety of other transcripts. The
corrupt Septuagint used today was translated by Origen (185-254 A.D.), who was a unitarian evolutionist.4 Origen believed in reincarnation and denied the existence of hell.5
There are approximately 4,489 Greek New Testament manuscripts known to be extant today.6 Of these, 170 are papyrus fragments dating from the second to the seventh centuries; there are 212 uncial (capital letter) manuscripts, dating from the fourth to the tenth centuries; there are 2,429 minuscule (small letter) manuscripts, dating from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries; and there are 1,678 lectionaries, which are lesson books for public reading that contain extracts from the New Testament.7
The vast majority of these manuscripts are in agreement and make up what is known as the Textus Receptus (received text). There has been a recent discovery of a small fragment of the earliest known New Testament manuscript not included in the above tally, which was dated to 66 A.D. and is in agreement with the Textus Receptus. The King James New Testament is based upon the Greek Textus Receptus, whereas the new translations are based upon a very few number of corrupt manuscripts including the Roman Catholic Greek texts Vaticanus and Sinaiticus, and a few other texts, the origins of which are a
The manuscript Sinaiticus, which is often referred to by the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph, is written in book form (codex) on velum.8 It contains many spurious books such as the Shepherd of Hermes, the Didache, and the Epistle of Barnabas.9 Sinaiticus was discovered in a waste basket in St. Catherine’s monastery on Mount Sinai in February of 1859. 10 Sinaiticus is covered with alterations that are systematically spread over every page and were
made by at least ten different revisors.11 The alterations are obvious to anyone who examines the manuscript.12 Most of the revisions to the text were made in the sixth or seventh century.13
The manuscript Vaticanus, often referred to by the letter “B,”originated in the Vatican library, hence the name.14 Vaticanus was first revealed in 1841; where the transcript had been prior to that date is unclear.15 One thing this is clear is that the manuscript omits many portions of scripture which explain vital Christian doctrines. Vaticanus omits Genesis 1:1 through Genesis 46:28; Psalms 106 through 138; Matthew 16:2,3; Romans 16:24; the Pauline Epistles; Revelation; and everything in Hebrews after 9:14. 16 It should not be surprising that the Vatican would produce a manuscript that omits the portion of the book of Hebrews which exposes the mass as completely ineffectual and deletes Revelation chapter 17, which reveals Rome as the seat of “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Notice that the two primary manuscripts used by the new bible versions were found in the care and custody of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Vaticanus and Sinaiticus manuscripts, which make up less than one percent of the existing ancient manuscripts, differ significantly from the Received Text. Vaticanus omits at least 2,877 words; it adds 536 words; it substitutes 935 words; it transposes 2,098 words; and it modifies 1,132 words; making a total of 7,578 verbal divergences from the Received Text. Sinaiticus is an even worse corruption, having almost 9,000 divergences from the Received Text.17
John Burgon, Dean of Westminster and the preeminent Greek textual scholar of his time, said the following about the Vaticanus and Sianaiticus manuscripts. The impurity of the text exhibited by these codices is not a question of opinion but of fact... In the Gospels alone Codex B (Vatican) leaves out words or whole clauses no less than 1,491 times. It bears traces of careless transcription on every page. Codex Sinaiticus abounds with errors of the eye and pen to an extent not indeed unparalleled, but happily rather unusual in documents of first-rate importance. On many occasions, 10, 20, 30, 40 words are dropped through very carelessness. Letters and words, even whole sentences, are frequently written twice over, or begun and immediately cancelled; while that gross blunder, whereby a clause is omitted because it happens to end in the same words as a clause preceding, occur is no less than 115 times in the New Testament.18
The Vaticanus and Sinaiticus manuscripts are so clearly corrupt that Dean Burgon was at a loss to explain textual scholars accepting them as valid. He concluded that those manuscripts have “established a tyrannical ascendancy over the imagination of the critics which can only be fitly spoken of as blind superstition.”19
The following is Dean Burgon’s assessment of the new Greek text, which was produced largely from the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus manuscripts, and which underlies the new bible versions. The Greek Text which they have invented proves to be hopelessly depraved throughout . . . It was deliberately invented . . . The underlying Greek . . . is an entirely new thing, is a manufactured article throughout. . . . The new Greek text was full of errors from beginning to end. . . . Shame on [those] most incompetent men who - finding themselves in a evil hour occupied themselves . . . with falsifying the inspired Greek Text . . . Who will venture to predict the amount of mischief which must follow, if the ‘New’ Greek Text . . . should become used.20
The Latin translation of the bible is called the Latin Vulgate. Incidently, the Catholic Church used Jerome to pull a switch. The Latin text that is today called the Latin Vulgate is very different from the traditional Latin Vulgate. Jerome used corrupted Greek texts from Alexandria, which he translated into Latin, he then added 14 apocryphal books; the Catholic Church called Jerome’s new Latin translation the Latin Vulgate.21 This corrupted Latin Vulgate text is the official bible text for the Catholic Church and was the source text for the Jesuit Douay-Rheims English translation of the bible. How did the new versions of the bible become so corrupted? The personalities behind the new texts have an occult new age agenda. The compilers and translators of the new editions aren’t just unchristian they are antichristian. The compilers of the corrupted Greek text used in virtually all of the new bible versions were Brooke Foss Westcott and Fenton John Anthony Hort. They were nominal Protestants, but they were defacto Roman Catholics. Hort denied the infallibility of the Holy Scriptures, he did not believe in the existence of Satan, he did not believe in eternal punishment in Hell, nor did he believe in Christ’s atonement.22 Hort, however, did believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution, he believed in purgatory, and he also believed in baptismal regeneration.23
Hort hated the United States and wished for its destruction during the civil war, because he was a communist who hated all things democratic.24 Westcott was equally Romish in his beliefs.25 He, like Hort, rejected the infallibility of the Holy Scriptures.26 He viewed the Genesis account of creation as merely an allegory.27 He did not believe the biblical account of the miracles of Jesus.28 He did, however, believe in praying for the dead and worshiping Mary.29 Politically, Westcott was a devout Socialist.30 Westcott and Hort were both necromancers who were members of an occult club called the “Ghostly Guild.”31 Westcott also founded another club and named it “Hermes.”32
According to Luciferian Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Hermes and Satan are one and the same.33 Hort viewed evangelical Christians as dangerous, perverted, unsound, and confused.34 Westcot and Hort’s Greek text was largely based on the fraudulent Catholic texts Vaticanus and Sinaiticus.35 Assisting Westcott and Hort in their revision was Dr. G. Vance, a Unitarian, who denied the deity of Christ, the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, and the Godhead (Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Ghost).36 Jesuit Roman Catholic Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the prelate of Milan, was the editor of the corrupted Greek text.37 Martini believed the occult new age philosophy that man can become divine.38 Remember, that is the very lie that Satan used to deceive Eve into eating the forbidden fruit: “ye shall be as gods.” Genesis 3:5.
S. Franklin Longsdon was assigned by Dewey Lockman of the Lockman Foundation to write the guidelines for the translation of the NASB. Longsdon prepared the guidelines, but after much study and prayer he wrote to Lockman that the NASB was terribly wrong and renounced any attachment to the NASB version of the bible.39
The most popular version of the new bibles is the New International Version (NIV). Dr. Virginia Mollenkott, the textual style editor for the NIV, is an admitted lesbian.40 The Chairman of the NIV Old Testament Committee, Dr. Woudstra, was considered to be sympathetic to the interests and practices of sodomites. The NIV chief editor vaunted the fact that the NIV showed that it is a great error to believe that in order to be born again one has to have faith in Jesus as Savior. He also thought that few clear and decisive Bible texts express that Jesus is God.41
Rupert Murdoch owns the exclusive rights to the NIV.42 Murdoch has been described as an internationalist and a pornographer.43 Time magazine called Murdoch one of the four most powerful people in the world, and for good reason, he has a media empire that includes Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Television, cable television providers, satellites, and newspapers and television stations throughout America, Europe, and Asia.44 The pope bestowed upon
Murdoch the title of “Knight Commander of St. Gregory” for promoting the interests of the Roman Catholic Church.45
The New King James Version (NKJV) and the 21 st Century King James Version (KJ21) are particularly misleading. They try to trade on the accuracy of the Authorized (King James) Version of the Holy Bible (AV) by putting King James in their titles. They claim that their bibles are simply updates of the King James. Their copyright, however, gives them away. What they don’t tell the public is that in order to obtain a copyright on a book that is in the public domain, as is the King James Bible, they are required to make substantial revision to the text, such that it can be clearly distinguishable from the original. Essentially, it must be a new literary work. Otherwise, the publisher of the revision cannot claim a copyright. The NKJV and the KJ21 are both copyrighted books; which means they must be substantially different from the King James Bible. Yet, in order to sell the new bible they tell the public that it is really the same as the old King James Bilbe, that they have simply updated the archaic language in order to make it more readable.
The publishers of the NKJV and the KJ21 versions are being disingenuous when they claim that their new versions are not new at all, but just easier to read updates of the original Authorized (King James) Version (AV). The NKJV made over 100,000 word changes from the AV, deleting 2,289 words from the New Testament alone. The NKJV removed the word “Lord” 66 times, removed the word “God” 51 times, and removed the word “Heaven” 50 times. Yet, Nelson publications has the nerve to advertise that "Nothing has been changed except to make the original meaning clearer."46
The KJ21 publishers claim that: The 21st Century King James Version (KJ21®) is neither a new translation nor a revision, but an updating of the King James Version (KJV) of A.D. 1611. While no attempt has been made to "improve" the timeless message or literary style of the KJV, words which are either obsolete or archaic, and are no longer understood by literate Bible readers, have been replaced by carefully selected current equivalents.47 They KJ21 publishers state that in order to maintain the accuracy and keep the KJ21 faithful to the original AV they even kept the thees and thous, etc. They have, in fact, made many unnecessary changes to the text, which make their bible less clear and understandable. If one reads the text of the KJ21, one sees that conjunctions are added when unnecessary and the word order is changed in passages, not to make the passages clearer, but so that the revision is considered substantially different from the King James Bible. They had to make substantial changes in
order to obtain a copyright on the publication. The KJ21 is, quite simply, about making money. The publishers are not telling the truth when they claim that the KJ21 is not a revision but only an update. George Shafer did a computer check of the verses in the four Gospels, comparing the KJ21 with the original AV. He discovered that the KJ21 modified 2,200 of the 3,779 verses.48 That is a change in approximately 60% of the verses in the four gospels. Why did they make so many changes, when they claimed to have only updated it? Remember, they must make substantial changes in order to get a copyright, but they also want to sell their corrupted bibles. The KJ21 claims in their preface: “The KJ21® is unique among modern Bibles in that it is closer in language to the original King James Version than any other Bible copyrighted in the twentieth century. Unlike all other modern Bibles, it alone retains the power, beauty, and poetic language of the glorious King James Version.”49 The KJ21 publishers are saying that they have changed the powerful and beautiful King James Bible to a lesser degree than other copyrighted new bible versions. The KJ21 publishers seem to be admitting that the leaven of changes to the King James Bible are for the worse, so they made fewer of them. “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” (Galatians 5:9 AV) All it takes is a little poison to poison a well. These new bible
versions are spiritual poison. The publishers of both the KJ21 and the NKJV fall all over themselves praising the accuracy and literary beauty of the King James Bible. If it so accurate and beautiful, why change it? The answer is MONEY! “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 AV)
The new bible versions are evil. The texts of the new bible versions, such as the NIV, manifest the pagan antichrist agenda of its publishers. In Isaiah there is a passage about Lucifer that refers to him as “Lucifer, son of the morning.” In the NIV, the Isaiah passage is changed.
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 AV)
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! (Isaiah 14:12 NIV) Notice that the NIV has changed the subject of the passage from “Lucifer” to the “morning star.” What is the significance of that change? In Revelation 22:16, Jesus calls himself the “morning star.” Do you see what Satan has done? Jesus is the “morning star” in the NIV Isaiah passage. Satan has taken a passage that refers to Satan’s destruction and has twisted it in the NIV to describe the destruction of Jesus, who is Lord God Almighty. In Revelation 20:12 the small and great stand before God, who is seated on a great white throne. However, in the NIV, NASB and other corrupted versions Satan accomplishes his ultimate goal of taking God from his throne; in those new versions all mention of God sitting on the throne is deleted. The small and great
are simply standing before the throne.
Another example of Satan’s twisting of God’s word is found in Luke in the new versions of the bible. In the Authorized Version, Mary’s and Joseph’s relationship to Jesus is described as “Joseph and his mother.” Whereas, in the NIV, and virtually every other new version of the bible, Mary’s and Joseph’s relationship to Jesus is described as “the child’s father and mother.” We know that Joseph was not Jesus’ father, because Mary, when she was still a virgin, conceived Jesus by the Holy Spirit. God is Jesus’ Father. Jesus is the Son of God, not the son of Joseph. “. . . That holy thing which shall be of thee shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35.
And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. (Luke 2:33 AV)
The child’s father and mother marvelled at what was said about him. (Luke 2:33 NIV)
Throughout the corrupted bible versions, passages that prove the deity of Jesus are removed or changed. For example, the translators of the NIV, NASB, RSV, and most of the new translations delete Jesus’ assertion in Revelation 1:11 that: “I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.” In addition, the NIV and the other new bible versions delete the word “God” from 1 Timothy 3:16, using the pronoun “He” in its place. 1 Timothy 3:16 clearly reveals that Jesus is God. The new bible versions, however, remove the revelation that Jesus is God from that passage.
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 AV)
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. (1 Timothy 3:16 NIV)
In Ephesians 3:9 the Holy Bible identifies Jesus as the Creator of the universe. However, the NIV removes the reference to Jesus.
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 AV)
[A]nd to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for
ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. (Ephesians 3:9 NIV)
Even where the new versions do not delete words they change the word order so as to obscure the clear message. For example in the following passage from 2 Corinthians 5:19 the NIV obscures the message that “God was in Christ”
God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19 AV)
God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19 NIV)
Another example of the new versions’ attacks on the deity of Jesus is found in the RSV passage in Isaiah 7:14. In the AV Holy Bible there is a prophecy that God would be miraculously born of a virgin and that he would be called Immanuel (which means God with us). See Matthew 1:23. On the translation committee for the RSV was a Jewish scholar (so called), H.M. Orlinsky of the Jewish Institute of New York, who did not believe in the deity of Jesus.50 It
is no wonder that in the RSV the Isaiah passage is changed to having Immanuel born not of a virgin but of a “young woman.”
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 AV)
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman shall
conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 RSV)
In 1996, Pope John Paul II announced that evolution is compatible with Christian beliefs. While evolution is compatible with Catholicism, evolution is not compatible with Christianity; evolution is irreconcilable with and antagonistic to Christianity. In 1998, the pope toned down his position, by announcing that evolution alone cannot account for human existence. He, however, did not repudiate his pro-evolutionary position. God’s word describes Adam as being “made a living soul.” The NIV, however, follows the evolutionary philosophy of the world and changes God’s word to say that Adam “became a living being.” In the NIV man was not created, but instead just “became.” This evolutionary slant fits in nicely with the Roman Catholic teachings.
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul. (1 Corinthians
So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being.” (1 Corinthians 15:45 NIV)
The theory of evolution is not only contrary to God’s word, but it is not based on true science; its origins are from pagan religious beliefs. According to the established laws of science, evolution is an impossibility. The second law of thermodynamics, also known as the law of entropy, is that all matter, living or inanimate, goes from a state of order to disorder. The theory of evolution reverses that sequence and states that over time organisms go from a state of disorder to order; from the simple to the complex. To illustrate the conflict between evolution and the laws of science, suppose one were to write each letter of one’s name on a separate card If those cards were thrown out a second story they would scatter and fall to the ground in a chaotic display. The scattering of the cards over time as they fall to the ground illustrates the law of entropy. The evolutionist would say that the reason that the cards did not fall to the ground in order, spelling out the persons name, is that they were not given enough time to become orderly. The evolutionist would advise one to get into an airplane and throw the cards out of the plane when it reached an altitude of 10,000 feet. By the theory of evolution the more time the cards are in the air falling, the more time they have to organize and spell out the persons name when they finely land on the ground. According to the law of entropy, and common sense, giving the cards more time to fall to the ground only increases the disorder. Then evolutionist, however, contrary to the laws of science and common sense, would have you believe that the more time the cards have to fall to the ground, the more orderly they will become. The theory of evolution is the seed that germinated into communism and socialism. Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky, were all converts to the theory of evolution. Evolution was the foundational philosophy for their political actions and their justification for their maniacal brutality. Once one becomes a believer in evolution, it is a small step beyond that to being a believer in a communist revolution. If there is no life giver, there is no law giver, no one made me, no one owns me, and, therefore, there is no right and wrong. Thus, there is nothing intrinsically wrong with stealing, assault, torture, murder, even murdering millions of people. God condemns idolatry. When Paul tells the people gathered at Mars’ Hill that their graven images prove that they are “too superstitious,” the NIV, NASB, and NKJV scribes change the rebuke to a compliment; the same passage in the “new improved” versions reads that the people are “very religious.” The new maltranslations support the idol worship practiced in the Roman Catholic Church.
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 AV)
Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. (Acts 17:22 NKJV)
That diabolical devil has left his unmistakable fingerprint on the new Bible versions. The devil used the “Holy One of God” to describe Jesus in Mark 1:24 and Luke 4:34. In those verses, a devil, who has possessed a man, cries out to Jesus to leave him alone and states: “I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.” (Mark 1:24; Luke 4:34 AV) Jesus immediately rebuked the devil, telling him to “Hold thy peace, and come out of him.” Mark 1:25; Luke 4:35.
The devil then came out of the man. Notice that many other times Jesus drove devils from people, in every other instant the devils identified Jesus as the Son of God. See e.g., Matthew
8:29 (“Jesus, thou son of God”); Mark 5:7 (“Jesus, thou son of the most high God”); Luke 8:28 (“Jesus, thou son of God most high”); See Luke 4:41 (“Christ the Son of God.”). It is only in Mark 1:24 and Luke 4:34 that Jesus is identified by the devils as the “Holy One of God.” There are two definitive verses in the Holy Bible where the apostle Peter expressly identifies Jesus as the “Christ, the Son of the living God.” One verse is found in Matthew 16:16, the other verse is found in John 6:69. The new bible versions change the language in John 6:69 from “Christ, the Son of the living God.” to “Holy One of God.” Not only does the change in that verse obscure the fact that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God, but it also unmistakable evidence that the new bible versions are the work of the devil. The true authorship of the new Bible versions is exposed when we read the very words used by a devil to describe Jesus (Holy One of God) substituted in place of the revelation of who Jesus is (Christ, the Son of the Living God), which was given by his “Father which is in heaven.” See Matthew 16:16. Almighty God told the devil to hold his peace when he first described Jesus as the “Holy One of God,” yet the devil thinks nothing of disobeying God by having Peter in his new bible versions say the very words that God ordered him not to repeat.
And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. (John 6:69 AV)
And we believe and have come to know that You are the Holy one of God. (John 6:69 NASB)
Jesus is described elsewhere in the Holy Bible as the “Holy One” (See, e.g., Psalms 16:10; Acts 3:14), and the “Holy One of Israel” (See, e.g., Isaiah 30:12; Jeremiah 50:29), but he is called the “Holy One of God” in only two Bible passages (Mark 1:24 and Luke 4:34) and both passages recount the words spoken by the devil. The devil certainly knows that Jesus is “Christ the Son of God.” See Luke 4:41. Why then would the devil use the title “Holy one of God” to describe Jesus as recounted in Mark 1:24 and Luke 4:34 and then put that title in place of the title “Christ the Son of the living God” in John 6:69 in his new bibles? Because the devil is the unclean spirit of antichrist, and his change of those passages in his new bibles is an implicit denial that Jesus is the Christ. See 1 John 4:3. “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” (1 John 2:22-23 AV) Just as the Catholic church has a different Jesus, they also have a different Peter than the Peter of the Holy Bible. By removing the revelation that Jesus is the Christ, the Catholic Peter in John 6:69 of the Catholic bible versions is implicitly denying that Jesus is the Christ. According to Catholic folklore, the Catholic Peter is purported to be the first pope of the Catholic church. The Catholic church claims that their Peter is the rock upon which the church is built and not Jesus. In another verse, Matthew 16:13-18, even in the new bible versions, Peter states that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus explains that upon this rock (“the Christ, the Son of the living God”) I will build my church. However, the Catholic authorities claim that the rock is their Peter not Jesus. Again, denying that Jesus is the rock is an implicit denial that Jesus is the Christ, hence signifying that the pope is the antichrist in fulfillment of the prophecy in 1 John 2:22-23. The rock is God Almighty. By claiming that Peter is the rock and that they are the successors of Peter, they are claiming to be God Almighty. It sounds incredible, but read the official pronouncement from the pope: “I have the authority of the King of kings. I am all in all and above all, so that God, Himself and I, The Vicar of God, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. What therefore, can you make of me but God.” The Bull Sanctum, November 18, 1302 (emphasis added).51
Pope John Paul II calls Jesus the Holy One of God in his letter Dominicae Cenae: “There is a close link between this element of the Eucharist and its sacredness, that is to say, its being a holy and sacred action. Holy and sacred, because in it are the continual presence and action of Christ, ‘the Holy One’ of God.” LETTER DOMINICAE CENAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO ALL THE BISHOPS OF THE CHURCH ON THE MYSTERY AND WORSHIP OF THE EUCHARIST. One of the passages that is footnoted for the term “holy one of God” in the letter Dominicae Cenae is John 6:69. The very passage that in God’sword describes Jesus as the “Christ, the Son of the living God,” the antichrist uses as authority for calling him “the Holy One of God.” The Pope used the very words of the devil, which the devil is trying to insert in John 6:69 in his counterfeit bibles. See Mark 1:24, Luke 4:35.
There are numerous other examples of Satan tampering with God’s word and trying to pass it off as more accurate than the original. Satan’s strategy from the beginning is to “taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.” Mark 4:15.
In the NIV, the verse at Matthew 23:14 is missing; it is the verse that criticizes the scribes for making pretentious, long prayers as are made by the Catholic priests of today. “ Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.” Matthew 23:14 AV. The scribes who removed that verse had an interest in removing a verse that promises that they would receive the greater damnation. Mathew 18:11 is deleted from the NIV, that verse states: “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” Acts 8:37 is also deleted from the NIV. “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 AV.
In the NIV verse 1 John 5:7 Satan completely removes the reference to the three persons of the Godhead. He tries to cover his tracks by taking part of verse 8 and labeling it verse 7, hoping nobody would notice the missing verse. Verse 7 should read as follows: “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 AV)
The following verses have been completely removed from the NIV: Matthew 17:21; Mark 7:16; 9:44; 9:46; 11:26; Luke 17:37; 23:17; and Acts 28:29.
The new bible versions even hide the object of the faith that gains eternal salvation. In John 6:47 the AV passage reads: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” The NASB version of John 6:47, however, says: “Truly, truly I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.” Notice that the NASB simply requires belief. Belief in what? Belief in whom? The NASB passage gives room for the Catholic Church to say that belief in the Catholic Church (plus works) gains salvation. Jesus, however, says that only believing on him gains eternal salvation.
The NIV and the other new age bible versions change the word “faults” to “sins” in James 5:16. This is in accordance with the Roman Catholic doctrine of confessing sins to the priest in order to be forgiven.
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 AV)
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. (James 5:16 NIV)
God has called us to be servants to one another as Jesus has set the example by giving his life. In the new versions, however, the word “servant” is changed to “slave” in Matthew 20:26 and Romans 6:22. God did not call us to slavery but to liberty, but that liberty is not to be used as an occasion for sin but to serve one another. “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13 AV)
The theme of the New Testament of Jesus Christ is that those who believe in Jesus are set free from bondage to sin; we are free indeed! He does not want us to go back to the heavy yoke of the regulations of the law and be slaves out of fear, he wants us to serve him out of love. The Catholic position is that the Pope is supreme and submission to him is necessary for salvation. God warned about such men: “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” (2 Peter 2:19 AV) We are not God’s slaves, for he calls us his “friends.” (John 15:15 AV)
As the following Bible passages attest, we are adopted not with the spirit of bondage but with the Holy Spirit whereby we cry “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15-17 AV)
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 AV)
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word,then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:31-32 AV)
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:36 AV)
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. (Romans 6:22 AV)
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of
sin and death. (Romans 8:2 AV)
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1 AV)
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: (Galatians 2:4 AV)
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. (Galatians 5:13 AV)
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption
into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (Romans 8:21 AV)
As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. (1 Peter 2:16 AV)
Not only do the new bibles mislead the readers as to their position with God, they also mislead the readers as to how they should act. For example, the Bible clearly admonishes against being prideful. Read the following passages and you will learn that God hates pride!
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. (Proverbs 8:13 AV)
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2 AV)
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. (Proverbs 14:3 AV)
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18 AV)
The NIV, however, advises one to be proud by changing the word “rejoice” to “take pride.” God has made clear, in the above passages, that pride is a sin which God has admonished against in the strongest terms.
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: (James 1:9 AV)
The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. (James 1:9 NIV)
But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. (Galatians 6:4 AV)
Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else. (Galatians 6:4 NIV)
The corrupters of God’s word even change the passage that refers to them. In the NIV they changed the word “corrupt” to “peddle for profit” in 2 Corinthians 2:17. The passage “we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God” was changed in the NIV to say “[u]nlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit.” The passage in the Authorized Version establishes that from the beginning of the church there were those that were corrupting the word of God. Satan simply cannot permit that fact to be established in the scriptures, so he changed the passage for his counterfeit bibles.
Because the new bible publishers do not believe that the Bible is God’s word, but merely a book that has a good message, some have replaced the word “gospel” with the words “good news.” The word “gospel” literally means “God’s word.”52 Yet in passage after passage some new bible versions change “gospel” to “good news.”
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. (1 Peter 1:25 AV)
but the word of the Lord abides for ever. That word is the good news which was preached to you.(1 Peter 1:25 RSV)
The Bible itself has a built in dictionary, defining terms as they appear. In fact, in
Romans 10:14-17 it defines the word “gospel” as the “word of God.” This meaning is obscured in the new bible versions.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 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! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:14-17 AV)
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord who has believed our message?” Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message , and the message is heard through the word of Christ.(Romans 10:15-17 NIV)
While the Holy Bible is inerrant, the new bibles are chock full of errors. Those errors prove that they could not be God’s word. For example, the NIV, NASB and virtually every new bible version identifies the prophecy in Mark 1:2 as being from Isaiah, when in fact the quote is not from Isaiah but is from Malachi 3:1. The Isaiah prophecy is not quoted until Mark 1:3. The Authorized Version does not make that mistake; in the AV the two prophecies are correctly introduced in Mark 1:2: “As is written in the prophets.” Incidentally, there is a footnote to Mark 1:1 in the NASB that states that “many” manuscripts do not contain the language “the Son of God.” The NASB footnote is misleading, because approximately 99% of the manuscripts have that clause in them. The 1% that do not have that clause are the corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts. That footnote is just another example of Satan attacking the deity of Jesus Christ. Those type of footnotes are found throughout the NASB, the NIV and the other new bibles attacking the authenticity of scores of bible passages.
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. [Malachi 3:1] The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. [Isaiah 40:3] (Mark 1:1-3
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way; [Malachi 3:1] The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. [Isaiah 40:3] (Mark 1:1-3 NASB)
One of the favorite attacks by the new version advocates is to claim that the word “Easter” in Acts 12:4 is an example of a mistranslation by the King James translators. They assert that the word pascha should be translated “Passover” not “Easter.”
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he
saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the
days of unleavened bread.) 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. (Acts 12:1- 4 AV)
Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread. So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover. (Acts 12:1-4 NKJV)
The so called biblical scholars begin their argument on the right foot but then stumble on man’s wisdom. They correctly note that Easter is a word derived from the adoration and worship of the pagan queen of heaven “Astarte” or “Ishtar.”53 Easter was and is a pagan spring festival which involved fertility symbols such as eggs and rabbits.54 Easter has nothing at all to do with Passover or with the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is the Roman Catholic Church in mixing the pagan festivals with the Christian history that has seduced people into believing that Christ rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. Because Easter is in fact a pagan holiday, the new versions translate the Greek word pascha in Acts 12:4 as “Passover,” thinking that God could not possibly mean to refer to a pagan holiday in his Holy Scriptures.
In Acts 12:4, however, God is not using the word pascha to describe a Christian or Jewish holiday, he is describing the intentions of Herod. Herod was a pagan and it would not be unusual that he would desire to wait until his cherished Easter pagan holiday was over before he brought Peter out before the people.
While Passover is one of the possible English translations for pascha, that translation in the context of Acts 12:4 is simply wrong. The more accurate translation is “Easter,” which is the translation found in the King James Holy Bible. Pascha is a word of Chaldean origin and means either Passover or the pagan festival of Easter. The pedantic and rather sophomoric translation
by the modern so called scholars is demonstrably erroneous. They assume that pascha must be translated “Passover” in Acts 12:4, based solely on the fact that pascha means Passover in all other biblical passages where it appears. They
completely disregard the alternative English translation for pascha of Easter. Pascha, however, cannot possibly mean Passover in Acts 12:4, because Herod intended to keep custody of Peter until after pascha. Pascha in that passage must mean Easter, because Passover had already taken place when Peter was arrested during the days of unleavened bread. The fourteenth day of the first month of the Jewish calendar is the Passover (Leviticus 23:4-5, Genesis 12:17-18). Passover is immediately followed by the seven days of unleavened bread (Leviticus 23:6-7, Genesis 12:15-16). Because Passover is memorialized with unleavened bread (Genesis 12:17-18), it and the seven day feast of unleavened bread are both referred to as the feast of unleavened bread (Matthew 26:17, Mark 14:1, 14:12, Luke 22:1-7, Leviticus 23:6, Exodus 12:17-20). Combining the Passover with the feast of unleavened bread we get eight (8)
days of unleavened bread that span from the Fourteenth day (Passover) until the 21st day of the first month in the Jewish calendar (Genesis 12:18). These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. (Leviticus 23:4-8 AV)
In Acts 12:1-4 we see that Peter was taken into custody during the days of unleavened bread that follow Passover, Passover had already taken place. Because Passover had already taken place by that time, it makes no sense for the passage to say that Herod intended to hold Peter until after Passover. The pagan holiday Easter, on the other hand, always follows Passover and had not yet occurred. Herod intended to hold Peter until after the pagan holiday of Easter. Therefore, the King James translators were correct when they translated pascha as “Easter,” and the modern translators are wrong in translating pascha as “Passover.”
The publishers of the new bible versions claim that their bibles are based on the oldest available manuscripts. First, the oldest available manuscripts are available because they were not used. The reason they were not used is because they were obviously corrupt, and God’s church refused to use them. The manuscripts during the early church era were used, and consequently they wore out, necessitating that they be freshly recopied. Because they were needed by the early church, they were duplicated and disseminated. The number of the available accurate New testament transcripts outnumber the corrupt version by approximately 100 to 1. The accurate manuscripts are frequently oft used text. There has been a recent discovery of a small fragmentof the earliest known New Testament manuscript. That manuscript was dated 66 A.D. using a high magnification device and the epifluorescent confocal laser scanning technique. The fragment contains Matthew 26:22 with the Greek phrase “kekastos auton” which is accurately translated into English in the King James Holy Bible as “every one of them.”55 The NIV and NASB bibles used a corrupt Greek manuscript that has the Greek phrase “heis hekastos,” which is translated “each one” in the NASB or “one after the other” in the NIV.56 Again, the evidence proves the accuracy of the King James Holy Bible.
Defenders of the new bibles claim that the essential doctrines of the Christian Faith are expressed in the new bibles, even though they have been deleted or changed in many passages. James H. Son, author of The New Athenians, likened the logic of that argument to removing a stop sign from a busy street intersection and then justifying the removal because the other traffic signals in the city were left intact. Even though the sign only contained one word, that word is of critical importance to those who arrive at the intersection, just as each word in the Holy Bible is of critical importance to those who are reading it. God has made the point in the Holy Bible that every word of God is important. “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 AV) Incidently, the doctrine of Luke 4:4 is missing in the new bible versions. The NASB, for example leaves out the last clause and simply states: “And Jesus answered him, ‘it is written, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE.’” (Luke 4:4 NASB) The new versions leave the reader in ignorance as to what it is other than bread by which man lives. 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. (Deuteronomy 8:3 AV) Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Proverbs 30:5 AV) Look at the passage in Galatians 3:16, wherein God points out the importance of every one of his words. In that passage God explains the importance of the distinction between the singular “seed” and the plural “seeds.” Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. (Galatians 3:16 AV) If one looks at the AV passages that refer to the promises made to Abraham, one sees that in fact God refers to Abraham’s “seed,” singular. In the NIV, however, the passages that prophesy the blessings that were to flow from Abraham’s seed, Jesus Christ, are changed and obscured. If one were to try to find the passages referred to in Galatians 3:16 in the NIV one would not be able to do so, because the NIV does not use the word chosen by God but has substituted words chosen by man as inspired by Satan.
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyedmy voice. (Genesis 22:18 AV)
[A]nd through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me. (Genesis 22:18 NIV)
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. (Genesis 17:7 AV)
I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. (Genesis 17:7 NIV)
The promoters of the new bible versions claim that they are merely updating the archaic English in the King James Bible. They are being disingenuous. The English of the King James Bible is not archaic, it is precise. For example, thee, thou, thy, and thine are singular pronouns Thou is the subjective second person singular, thee is the objective second person singular, and thy and thine are possessive second person singular. Ye is a is subjective second person plural pronoun. In the King James text the precision of the language puts the reader in the midst of the narrative. The reader is able to tell whether the person is the object of the action or the subject causing the action. The reader can also tell if the subject or object is a group or an individual. The new versions use either the pronouns “you” or “your” for all of the narratives and the reader is not able to know anything about the setting of the narrative. All one need do is read Galatians 3:16 to know that singularity and plurality are important to God. The writers of the Authorized (King James)Version (AV) did not use the more precise pronouns because that was the customary language of the 16th century, they purposely used those words because they wanted to accurately and faithfully translate God’s word into English. To prove the point, all one need do is read the dedicatory at the beginning of the Holy Bible (AV); the dedicatory was written at the completion of the AV Holy Bible in 1611 A.D., not once was thee, thou, thy, thine, or ye used in the dedicatory.One of the arguments used by the promoters of the new versions is that the new versions are easier to read than the King James Bible. Some Bible passages are hard to understand, but that is no excuse to change the meaning of the passages just to make them more readable. Dr. Donald Waite said it best: "Some people say they like a particular version because they say it's more readable. Now, readability is one thing, but does the readability conform to what's in the original Greek and Hebrew language? You can have a lot of readability, but if it doesn't match up with what God has said, it's of no profit. In the King James Bible, the words match what God has said. You may say it's difficult to read, but study it out. It's hard in the Hebrew and Greek and, perhaps, even in the English in the King James Bible. But to change it around just to make it simple, or interpreting it, instead of translating it, is wrong. You've got lots of interpretation, but we don't want that in a translation. We want exactly what God said in the Hebrew and Greek brought over into English."57
Besides, it is simply not true that the new bible versions are easier to read. According to a readability study the AV reads at the 5th grade level, whereas the NKJV and NASB read at the 6th grade level and the NIV reads at the 8th grade level. 58 When reading the Holy Bible one should understand that “the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14 AV) If a passage is hard to understand pray for understanding and study the Bible for the answer. Let God’s word explain God’s word.
God has promised to preserve his word forever (Psalms 12:6-7), that not one jot nor one tittle will pass from his law (Matthew 5:18), and that heaven and earth will pass away but his words will never pass away (Matthew 24:35). The promoters of the new bible versions call God a liar. They assert that God’s word has not been preserved. They admit that they don’t know which version is truly God’s word. If you ask them to present God’s word, they will tell you that
parts of his word are lost forever, but that they can come up with a text that they will try to convince you comes close to God’s word. But God has stated emphatically: “[T]he word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” (1 Peter 1:25 AV) “[L]et God be true, but every man a liar.” (Romans 3:4 AV)
Eternal Punishment For Tampering With God’s Word
God takes the misuse of his name very seriously, but it is even more serious to tamper with God’s word.
God’s name is so exalted that one should not even say his name unless one is talking about him or praying to him. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7 AV)
God’s name is so precious that the biblical penalty for blaspheming his name is death. And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put todeath. (Leviticus 24:16 AV)
God, however, holds his word in even higher esteem than even his name.
[T]hou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. (Psalms 138:2 AV)
God has warned us not to tamper with his Holy word. Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. (Deuteronomy 4:2 AV)
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. (Deuteronomy 12:32 AV)
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. (Proverbs 30:5-6 AV)
If the penalty for blaspheming God’s name is death, what do you suppose the penalty for altering God’s word would be? The Bible tells us that it is eternal damnation in hell. 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. (Revelation 22:18-19 AV)
The writers and promoters of the new bible versions should reflect on what God has said in the above passage, their eternal souls are at stake.
Adding Man’s Tradition to God’s Word
Not only has Satan written his own bibles and passed them off as the word of God, but he has added traditions of men to the bible. In his Roman Catholic Church he has called that combination of man’s tradition and God’s word “the word of god.” Satan wants people to consider him God so he has grafted his words, which he calls tradition, onto the word of God. With this slight of hand he has deceived people into following his devilish doctrines. Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture make up a single sacred deposit of the Word of God. CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, § 97, 1994.
The church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is
entrusted, does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence. Id. at § 82
Recall, that to add tradition to God’s word is rebellion against God’s command that nothing be added or taken away from his words. Revelations 22:18-19. The Holy Bible warns us about those who would attempt to turn us away from Christ to follow the traditions of men.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the
tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (Colossians 2:8 AV)
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. (Colossians 2:20-23 AV)
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 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. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. (Mark 7:6-9 AV)
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. (Mark 7:13 AV)
Jesus said: “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35 AV)
Very simply, Jesus promised salvation to all who believed on him. Adding any other requirement to faith in Jesus corrupts the gospel, resulting in the bread of death rather than the bread of life. Jesus warned his disciples to beware of the doctrine of the religious leaders of their time. Jesus compared their doctrine to leaven. Only a little leaven of man made rules works its way through the whole loaf and corrupts God’s pure doctrine. The leaven of today’s religious leaders is no different, the leaven of tradition corrupts God’s pure word. Man’s tradition has turned the Bread of Salvation into spiritual poison killing the souls of those who eat of the corrupted loaf.
Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye havebrought no bread? Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread,
but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. (Matthew 16:6-12 AV)
A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. (Galatians 5:9 AV)
God wants us to purge out the leaven of man’s tradition.
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 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: Therefore
let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and
wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (1 Corinthians 5:6-8 AV)
Man’s tradition requires works to earn salvation. Salvation, however, is by God’s Grace through faith alone on the completed work of Jesus Christ, who paid for all of our sins on the cross. Good works flow from salvation, good works cannot earn salvation.
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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10 AV)
1.LES GARETT, WHICH BIBLE CAN WE TRUST?, p. 16 (1982); See also, COLLIER’S
ENCYCLOPEDIA, volume 22, p. 563.
3.G. A. RIPLINGER, NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS, p. 141-148 (1993).
4.GERARDUS D. BOUW, GEOCENTRICITY, p. 120 (1992).
6.LES GARRETT, WHICH BIBLE CAN WE TRUST?, p. 82 (1982).
8.SAMUEL C. GIPP, AN UNDERSTANDABLE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE, p. 70 (1987).
10.Id. at p. 71.
11.Id. at p. 70.
12.Id. at p. 71.
13.Id. at p. 70.
14.Id. at p. 71.
16.Id. at p. 72.
17.LES GARRETT, WHICH BIBLE CAN WE TRUST?, p. 151 (1982).
18.LES GARRETT, WHICH BIBLE CAN WE TRUST?, p. 151 (1982).
19.LES GARRETT, WHICH BIBLE CAN WE TRUST?, p. 151 (1982).
20.G.A. RIPLINGER, NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS, p. 433 (1993), quoting DEAN
BURGON, THE REVISION REVISED.
21.SAMUEL C. GIPP, AN UNDERSTANDABLE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE, p. 82 (1987).
22.SAMUEL C. GIPP, AN UNDERSTANDABLE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE, p. 116-130
24.Id. at 126-29.
25.Id. at 131-68.
31.Id. at p. 405.
32.Id. at p. 400.
34.Id. at p. 406.
35.G.A. RIPLINGER, NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS, p. 435 (1993).
36.Id.at p. 432.
37.G. A. RIPLINGER, THE LANGUAGE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE, p. 66 (1998).
38.Id. at p. 132 (quoting Carlo Martini, In the Thick of the Ministry, p. 42, the Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minn., 1990).
39.JAMES H. SON, THE NEW ATHENIANS, p. 96 (1992).
40.G. A. RIPLINGER, THE LANGUAGE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE, p. 114 (1998).
41.G.A. RIPLINGER, NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS, p. 2 (1993).
42.G. A. RIPLINGER, THE LANGUAGE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE, p. 128 (1998).
46.Moody Monthly, June 1982, back cover.
50.LES GARRETT, WHICH BIBLE CAN WE TRUST?, p. 49 (1982).
51.ALBERO RIVERA, THE GODFATHERS, Chick Publications, p. 32, 1982 (quoting The
Registers of Boniface VIII, The Vatican Archives, L. Fol. 387 and THE CATHOLIC
ENCYCLOPEDIA, Encyclopedia Press (1913)).
52.GAIL RIPLINGER, THE LANGUAGE OF THE KING JAMES, pp. 47-50 (1998).
53.ALEXANDER HISLOP, THE TWO BABYLONS, pp. 103-113 (1916).
55.G. A. RIPLINGER, THE LANGUAGE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE, p. xv (1998).
56.Id. at p. xv.
57 .DONALD WAITE, DEFENDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE, pp. 241-242.
58 .Id. at p. 159.
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