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Monday, March 2, 2015

Dispensational Salvation: A Heresy Among Heresies

Dispensational Salvation: A Heresy Among Heresies
By Daniel Gladu

There is no doubt that there are lots of heresies taught that are not of the Bible, but the one I would like to look at today is dispensational salvation. This is the teaching that in every dispensation, there were different ways you could be saved. Those who teach dispensational salvation teach that people in the Old Testament were saved by works because Jesus hadn't died on the cross yet. Some also teach that people in the Tribulation will be saved by works. However, time and time again in the Word of God, we see clearly people have been and always will be saved by the wonderful grace of Jesus Christ and that is going to be the only way anyone will ever step foot into Heaven. In Acts 10:43 the Bible says, "To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins." It's amazing that I must bold in and italicize the word "all". According to Acts 10:43, people in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament were saved by the Lord Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross. Some do not know the meaning of the word "all" and so we will spend time looking at "all" of what the Old Testament and New Testament has to say.
 

Old Testament Salvation

Genesis is the very first book of the Bible and the very first book where we find that people began to call upon the name of the Lord. Romans 10:13 says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Calling upon God's name is simply trusting that God's work was good enough/will be good enough for us. People did this in Genesis. Genesis 4:26 says, "And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD." Amazing! People were calling upon the name of the Lord. That means people were trusting in God to save them. Salvation was the same in Genesis as it is today and yet, hyper-dispensationalists would like to twist Scripture and say that Adam and Eve were saved by works because they had to eat of the tree of life to be saved. First off, that was given to them; they only needed to eat the fruit. Secondly, that isn't works salvation; if I told you that you could have a twenty dollar bill of mine only if you took it from my hands, would that be putting a condition on you having the money? No, that's common sense. When God offers salvation, one simply needs to receive it to be saved. God's not going to force them to take it. The truth of the matter is that they were saved when God made coats of skin for them. That is a picture of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God who would take  away our sins. Genesis also speaks elsewhere where people called upon the name of the Lord to be saved. Genesis 12:8 speaks of the time Abraham got saved, "And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD." Once again, we find a situation where an Old Testament salvation was made when Abraham "called upon the name of the LORD." Maybe it is that hyper-dispensationalists have a hard time with what it means to call upon the name of the Lord. Calling upon the name of the Lord is just the same thing as me calling a mechanic to fix my car. I do this because I trust he will do a good job on it and will not make it any worse. This is the same thing when calling upon the name of the Lord. I trust that He will save my soul from the penalty of sin which is death in hell. I would agree that it would have been less believable in the Old Testament that Christ would come to die on the cross, but it was still the same exact faith we have that the sacrifice ALREADY DID take place as what people had to have in what WOULD SOON take place for them. We look back to Christ's sacrifice, they had to look forward to it. You say, "They didn't know about Christ." Once again, Acts 10:43 refutes that idea. Every Old Testament prophet spoke of Jesus Christ. Romans 10:17-18 says, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world." Everyone on earth in the Old Testament heard the Word of God. You might say, "Calling upon God's name was different." How so? How was it different from the way we call upon the name of the Lord? Galatians 3:8 speaks of Abraham's salvation once again, "And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed." Abraham heard the gospel of Christ and believed it and got saved. He got saved the same way we get saved today. Clearly, Genesis, as the very first book of the Bible, is filled with people who believed the gospel and got saved.

Another good example of grace salvation taught in the Old Testament is found in Numbers 21 which is where Moses tells people to look at the snake and live. Numbers 21:5-9 says, "And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived." The messsage of the cross is clearly taught here in the Old Testament. The message was, "look and live". This is the simplicity of salvation itself. Isaiah 45:22 says, "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." This is the message of Numbers 21 - "look and live". There are several things we can note from this passage of Scripture. Instead of God taking away the serpents, God provided a remedy in the form of a serpent. It is the same way with us - instead of God taking away the penalty of sin, God has provided a remedy through the redemption of Jesus Christ. If we look to Him, we will live. Notice here that it was a brass serpent. The "serpent" spoke of the curse that sin brought. The "brass" represents the judgment of God falling on the One who would set us free from the curse and be made sin for us. There was also a pole that represented the cross of Calvary. Just as the serpent was lifted up on the pole, Christ was lifted up high on the cross. John 12:32-33 says, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die." God told Moses to make a fiery serpent of brass, put it up on a pole, and send an invitation to all those who were bitten and about to die to look at the pole and live. It's obvious that Moses preached the GOSPEL OF GRACE. Hyper-dispensationalists fail to see God's grace being shown in this passage of Scripture. That being said, I would like to list seven things that the Israelites WEREN'T told to do:

1.  They were NOT told to make a serum to cure the venom they had inside of them. Religion after religion would like to offer a serum to cure the sin we have inside of us by methods such as baptism, prayer, good works, church membership, keeping the law, etc. While these things are good and of itself, it is not going to cure us. Only the blood of Christ and the Work He did has the power and cure to heal us and save us. Jesus Christ is the Great Physician; not my works, not my baptism, not my reformation, etc. In this case, the children of Israel were only told to look at the brass serpent and live. That is SALVATION BY GRACE.

2.  They were NOT told to help others while they weren't feeling well. This is another method of salvation by works. Religions would tell us to do works of charity for others and go the extra mile so that we can counteract the deadly virus of sin. While doing these things are a command to the believer, they are not merits to salvation. This is Mother Theresa garbage theology. She would point others to good works as a cure and not faith alone.

3.  They were NOT told to fight the serpents. Some preachers would tell us that we need to get a rid of the devil in our life. What good would that do if they were already bitten and about to die? It wouldn't do any good at all. They weren't told to do that at all, only to look at the serpent and live.

4.  They were NOT told to make an offering to the snake. Moses or God did not ask for any payment in return for their healing. This was a gift of God just as salvation is a gift of God. Many preachers today contaminate the true gospel by teaching a salvation that has been turned into an exchange, reward, or purchase. Salvation is neither of these, it is a GIFT of GOD paid for IN FULL (not in part) by the Lord Jesus Christ. The Israelites healing was GIVEN AS A GIFT of God.

5.  They were NOT told to pray to the serpent. Religions often tell us that we need to pray to God, plead with God, or beg to God in bitter tears for the mercy and grace of God so that He might save us. His grace and mercy, however, are OFFERED to all those that believe on His name. We don't need to beg God for something that He has already given. Likewise, they didn't need to beg God for something that was already offered.

6.  They were NOT told to look to Moses. Some people here were looking to Moses and urging Moses to cry to God on their behalf. God's respond was that He had taken there eyes off of Moses and commanded them to look at the serpent. Many people today are looking to Moses, the lawgiver, as their hope of salvation. They are trusting in their imperfect obedience as a tool for salvation - but the simple fact is, this tool is so dull it won't do anything for us going to Heaven.

7.  They were NOT told to look at their wounds. Religion teaches that if we look and examine the wickedness of ourselves and promote some religion by making ourselves look better we can be saved. Too many people are occupied in doing this. Religion won't save! Only Christ can save! The Israelites were only told to look at the fiery serpent and then they would live!

People were given the same invitation in the Old Testament as people were in the New Testament and as people are today. We are told simply to believe on Christ and we will be saved. People in the Old Testament were told to simply believe on the Lord and they would be saved. Religion and works never saved a single soul. So, how do people come up with the strange doctrine like this? It is just the same way any false doctrine is made up... by perverting the Scripture and taking verses out of context. For example, Ezekiel 18 is often used to teach that people were saved by turning from all there sins and keeping all of God's law. As much as the saved person is commanded to do so, it was WRITTEN TO A SAVED NATION. Israel was and is today God's chosen nation. You say, "Don't you believe some people in Israel need the Lord?" YES, they need the Lord just as much as we do today. This is why Romans 10 was written - so that people of Israel would be saved! However, God spoke to the nation as a whole in Ezekiel 18 and the living the Bible referred to in this chapter referred to PHYSICAL LIFE. If they didn't get right, God would kill them. But, time after time, God still gave mercy. This is exactly WHY Paul told us to RIGHTLY divide the Word of Truth. It's too bad that some people just go to the extreme and literally cut off verses as if they weren't revelant. There are several verses in the OLD TESTAMENT ALONE that prove their works were as worthless as ours is today and they still had to deal with original sin (they couldn't possibly be perfect)...

Jeremiah 2:22: "For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD."

Isaiah 64:6: "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."

Psalm 51:5: "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me."

Job 14:4: "Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one."

Isaiah 53:6: "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all."

These are plain verses that speak of people in the OLD TESTAMENT who had a struggle with sin. They couldn't clean themselves, THEY TO needed the BLOOD OF THE ONE SPOTLESS LAMB to take away their sins.

In Acts 15, we see a debate between some that believed they had to keep the law of God in order to be saved. Here is the story...

"And certain men which came down from Judaea [to Antioch] taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. ... And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them. But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. ... And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. ... And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which NEITHER OUR FATHERS NOR WE were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. ... Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church ... And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment." -Acts 15:1-2, 4-5, 7, 9-11, 22-24

It's clear from this New Testament passage that not even the Old Testament saints were able to keep the law for salvation. Acts 15:10-11 says, "Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, EVEN AS THEY." This irrefutable verses that plainly say that people in the Old Testament were saved the same way as we are today - BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH. You say, "They couldn't have - they didn't know what faith was." Didn't know what faith was? Here are some verses from the Old Testament ALONE that say otherwise:

Job 13:15: "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him..."

Nahum 1:7: "The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him."

Proverbs 30:5: "Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him."

2 Samuel 22:31: "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him."

Psalm 34:22: "The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate."

Psalm 37:40: "And the LORD shall...save them, because they trust in Him."

Clearly, faith in the Lord was found in the Old Testament. Hebrews 11 has a whole list of people who lived by FAITH and who had FAITH in God that were in the Old Testament.

Scripture upon Scripture dictates salvation was by grace through faith in the Old Testament just as it is today.
 

Tribulation Salvation

In order to understand salvation in the tribulation, one must first understand that people CAN be and WILL be saved during the tribulation. The only people we are promised who WILL NOT have a chance at salvation are those who have heard the gospel before the tribulation but rejected Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 says, "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." So, people can and will be saved in the Great Tribulation.

The question remains - how are people going to be saved during the Tribulation? Revelation 7:14 gives us the answer, "And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." The answer is simple - they were saved by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How in the world do people come up with a doctrine like this and say they will be saved differently in the tribulation? My best guess is that they believe those who have heard the gospel in the past and rejected it will be able to be saved but they have to work really hard just to be saved. The problem is that people who have heard the gospel won't get a chance to be saved anymore. Hyper-dispensationalists often use Matthew 24:13 to say that people in the tribulation have to persevere in the faith to be saved, "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." However, that is failure to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Not every "saved" in the Bible means "spiritually saved". If I saved someone from dying, does that mean they will go to Heaven? No, it means I physically saved them. If a believer in the Tribulation doesn't endure, he is going to die and he is not going to remain until the end. Is this a requirement for salvation? No.
 

Conclusion        

Dispensational Salvation is a false doctrine and there are many false prophets who teach this doctrine. Salvation is the same in every dispensation. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God forgave sins in the Old Testament just as He does today and just as He will in the Tribulation. God does not change! Why do people think that we are the special ones that are saved by grace? Usually it is hyper-dispensationalists that believe this and are also antinomian believing the law of God was for only the Jew and it doesn't have anything to do with us. They are "Paulines" who believe that Paul's writings are the only writings that apply to us. Why in the world do we have the full Word of God today if only Paul's writings are applicable to us? Paul himself said that the Old Testament was written aforetime for OUR LEARNING. To teach that salvation is different in each dispensation is to wrongly divide the word of truth and contaminate the everlasting gospel the Bible teaches - the GOSPEL OF GRACE.



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    Danny  December 22, 2010 at 11:48 AM
     
   

Daniel,

I appreciate your steadfastness in studying the Word of God, but you either misrepresent or don’t understand the dispensational view on salvation.

John Macarthur who is a hardcore dispensationalist says this about Old Testament ‘salvation’.

Please consider what Pastor Macarthur teach on dispensation theology.

“This sampling of verses clearly state that salvation is apart from works, apart from lawworks, apart from anything by which a man might boast.

In Romans 4, Paul used Abraham and David as examples of ‘justification by faith alone’. Abraham lived before the law. Paul wrote that ‘if’ Abraham was declared righteous from works, then he would have had something about which he could have boasted (v. 2).

Paul quoted Genesis 15:6, “Abraham believed God and it was logically counted to him for righteousness.” (v. 3). The historic evidence is that Abraham was declared righteous because he ‘believed’ God, not because of works.

Paul then pointed out that if one works, the wage is not logically counted to be according to grace but a debt (v. 4). If anyone could work for their salvation, then salvation would no longer be by grace. God would owe that person salvation. God owes no one anything! In this same letter, Paul wrote, “or who has every given to Him [God] and he should be repaid.” (Romans 11:35). The answer is, no one!

Therefore, salvation can not be based upon any human works.

The second example Paul used in Romans 4 is David. David lived under the Law and yet even He knew that he was ‘not’ declared righteous before God by works. David expressed the happiness of the man to whom God logically credits righteousness apart from works (Romans 4:6).

Such a man’s lawless deeds are forgiven and his sins are covered [an Old Testament concept]. God does not logically credit such a man’s sins to him (Romans 4:7, 8). David, living under the law, knew that God was providing these benefits apart from any works.”

As you can clearly see true dispensationalists do not teach salvation by works in any dispensation. Salvation is and always is by faith. Hyper-dispensationalists however do but not traditional ones.

Danny

       
       
     
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    Daniel Gladu  December 26, 2010 at 11:56 PM
     
    As you can clearly see true dispensationalists do not teach salvation by works in any dispensation. Salvation is and always is by faith. Hyper-dispensationalists however do but not traditional ones." -Danny

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I agree whole-heartedly. True dispensationalism does not teach salvation by human effor in any dispensation at all. This is one main reason people misunderstand dispensationalism because of this teaching. This was not an expose on dispensationalism, but an expose on hyper-dispensationalism which has contaminated Biblical dispensationalism.

There is one thing. John MacArthur may be a dispensationalist, but he is strawy on it. He is not completely anti-dispensationalist but he is heading in that direction.

Please read the following article:

http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/dispen/jmacdis.htm
       
       
     
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    Linda Robey  February 24, 2013 at 12:33 AM
     
    Very good exposition of dispensational salvation. It seems to be very popular in these last days. Who are some of the teachers of dispensational salvation? I know of two, but there must be others because this teaching is very pervasive in IFB churches.

God bless you Bro. Daniel,
Linda Robey

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The Silent Murder of Fifty Million Humans

The Silent Murder of Fifty
Million Humans
By David J. Stewart

      It is so tragic. In January of 2008, the United States secretly passed it's 50,000,000th abortion!!! Not a word was mentioned by the manure-spreading newsmedia. Not one word was mentioned on America's radios. America's pulpits were eerily silent. How could this be? What has happened to our nation? Why are the churches silent? Why don't people care anymore? Oh, the loss of humanity!

Whereas Adolf Hitler is continually demonized at every mention of his name, American's remain alarmingly silent concerning the abortion holocaust right here in America. Whereas Hitler murdered an estimated 6,000,000 people, mainly Jews, Americans have brutally murdered over 50,000,000 human beings by abortion. What makes the holocaust in America any different than Hitler's? There is no difference. Death is death. Murder is murder. Evil is evil.

Woe unto the United States of America for our barnyard morality and woeful irresponsibility, which has led to tens-of-millions of unwanted pregnancies and the Nazi-style, fascist, human extermination methods of the abortion industry!

Fifty Million Lost Lives Since 1973
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D.

Page 18, January 2008, Volume 35, Issue 1

        By the time you read this sentence, America will have passed a tragic, momentous, and most sobering milestone. Within a day or two of January 22, 2008, the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, baby number 50,000,000 will have been sacrificed on the altar of Roe v. Wade.

        The magnitude of the killing is staggering. Fifty million represents a population greater than any state, greater than California (36 million), greater than the next two largest states—Texas and New York—combined (23 million and 19 million, respectively). In fact, if you combined the entire populations of all of the 25 states with the fewest people, it still would not equal 50 million.

        Of course, the issue isn’t numbers. Each abortion represents at least one lost life and what may be a deeply wounded woman’s soul. Families, too, suffer, and society itself pays a dear price, with lost innovation, productivity, and creativity.

        How many great books, symphonies, films have been lost? How many profitable businesses never came to be? What if we aborted the child who would have found the cure for cancer? How much love and laughter has the world been deprived of?

        The annual toll has slowed down, thanks to the hard work of pro-lifers. The cumulative number was increasing by 1.6 million a year as recently as 1990. Today, the annual number is less than 1.3 million, still a ghastly figure, but a definite improvement. Pro-lifers have changed minds and changed hearts by legislation, education, and outreach.

        According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the abortion rate (the number of abortions per thousand women of childbearing age) for 2004, the latest date for which we have national statistics, was 16. That rate reached 25 in 1980 and stayed in the 20s up through 1997.

        The last time the abortion rate was lower than it is today was in 1973, the first year of Roe, when it was 14.        

        Abortion rates are affected by pregnancy rates and population shifts both within and without the age bracket. However, abortion ratios reveal the increasing prevalence of life-affirming choices among America’s pregnant women. (The CDC reaches its abortion ratio figure by comparing the number of abortions versus the number of live births.)

        In 1984, the abortion ratio was 364, meaning 364 women chose abortion for every one thousand women who had a live birth. The ratio hit the 300s in 1976 and stayed above 300 for over 20 years. Today, the CDC reports a figure of 238 abortions for every 1,000 live births, a decrease of more than a third, a major shift downward.

        CDC statistics show us that abortion has changed in the 35 years it has taken us to go from the first post-Roe abortion in 1973 to the 50 millionth. In 1973, the CDC says that 36.1% of all abortions were performed at eight weeks of gestation or less. By 2004, that number was 61.4%.

        Abortions were nearly evenly split among age groups in 1973. Teens, women 20–24, and women 25 and older each counted for about a third of the total (32.7%, 32.0%, and 35.3%, respectively). By 2004, those percentages skewed heavily toward the older end of that spectrum.

        Women 25 and older accounted for nearly half of all abortions (49.8%), with teens being responsible for just 17.4%. (Women 20–24 accounted for 32.8%.) Parental involvement laws certainly contributed to this, as do attitudinal shifts in the younger generation, who have experienced Roe’s devastation firsthand.

        Other changes are identifiable, but less dramatic. Whites accounted for 72.5% of abortions in 1973, blacks for 27%. The percentage of abortions performed on black women rose to 38.2% in 2004, though overall, abortions to African-Americans have dropped along with declining national totals in recent years. Whites accounted for 60.6% of the total in 2004. Other races were responsible for the remaining 4.7%.

Hispanics were not counted by the CDC as a separate ethnic group until 1990, but their percentage has risen steadily. Responsible for 11.4% of abortions in 1990, Hispanics in 2004 accounted for 21.5% of the abortions. (Hispanics appear to have been counted as “white” in the racial breakdowns above. Ethnicity is simply broken down by “Hispanic” and “Non-Hispanic.”)

        The vast majority of aborting women have always been unmarried. The proportion increased only slightly over the past three-plus decades of legal abortion. Unmarried women accounted for 72.6% of abortions in 1973 and 82.8% in 2004.

        One very significant change is the number of women having abortions who’d previously given birth. Figures from the earliest years are fuzzy, but in 1979–81, over 58% of women having abortions reported no previous live births. By 2004, that number had flipped, with at least 59.1% already having given birth to at least one other child.

        CDC figures on the type of abortion procedure used are not entirely helpful because of the broadness and vagueness of their categories. “Curettage” was the method used for 88.4% of abortions in 1973. 74.9% of that was “suction curettage” and 13.5% for what the CDC calls “sharp curettage.”

        “Intrauterine instillation” methods, using chemicals such as hypertonic saline, accounted for 10.3% of abortions in 1973, while “hysterotomy/hysterectomy” was employed in 0.7%. (A hysterotomy is similar to a Cesarean section but with the objective of killing the child.) “Other” methods were responsible for the remaining 0.4%.

        By 2004, hysterotomy/hysterectomy as an abortion procedure had virtually disappeared (it is now counted in the “other” category if it ever occurs). “Intrauterine instillation” (now likely to use other chemicals such as hyperosmolar urea) accounts for 0.5%. After hitting a high of 98.9% in 1995, curettage now accounts for 88.6% of abortions (with “suction curettage” at 87.4%, “sharp curettage” at 1.2%). The difference has largely been taken up by “other” procedures, which now include “medical” [chemical] abortions such as those done with RU486. They account for 10.8%.

        At least 43.9% of abortions in 2004 were repeat abortions. The status of 2.4% of women was unknown, meaning the real figure could be as high as 46.3%.

        The CDC reported that 10 women died from legal abortions in 2003. The CDC notes that from its records, at least 362 women have died from legal abortions since 1973.

Who’s Counting and How?

        There are two basic sources of abortion statistics in the U.S.—the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), which is a special research affiliate of Planned Parenthood, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which is an agency of the U.S. government. Both have their flaws and advantages.

        The CDC relies on reports it receives from state health agencies. These are widely recognized to be undercounts, and many states no longer report at all. California, the nation’s most populous state, has been missing from CDC totals since 1998, along with a few others. Thus the CDC figures cannot realistically be used to calculate national totals.

        AGI surveys abortion clinics directly, making its totals much more reliable. But AGI does not conduct its surveys every year.

        Even with its flaws, CDC statistics, because of their regularity, give a better sense of the demographic shifts from year to year. AGI surveys give a better estimate of the national total and the cumulative numbers over time.

        National Right to Life uses the AGI estimates to calculate the number of abortions that have occurred in America since 1973, the year Roe was decided. AGI has published estimates of annual abortions for every year from 1973 to 2003. The latest figure is 1,287,000. However, even AGI’s numbers are low.

        NRLC uses the figure of 1,287,000 for every year from 2003 to 2007 and then adds an additional 3% that AGI itself says its surveys may undercount. This yields a total of 49,915,602 abortions up through the end of 2007.

        At the current rate of 3,526 abortions per day, the 50 millionth abortion would have occurred just before midnight on January 23.

SOURCE: Fifty Million Lost Lives Since 1973

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What is a Life Worth? (YouTube video)

Please take a look at this YouTube video. It will remind you that every human life is precious and that we can see this truth most clearly through the face of a helpless, innocent baby who can do nothing for us but allow us the opportunity to give ourselves to him in love. It teaches that joy comes through giving oneself to another for their own sake and that authentic joy can be experienced in the midst of difficulties and even amidst tremendous sorrow. Mostly, it will reveal the heroic courage and life affirming witness that is possible for those yielded to and animated by the life of the Holy Spirit. Take a look but make sure you have your Kleenex ready.


ABORTION IS MURDER!

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PRO-CHOICE: The gas oven or an abortionist's garbage dumpster?


The Silent American Holocaust: Abortion!

Aborted Fetus Material is Being Put
into Vaccines!


The Silent American Holocaust:
Abortion!


Defund
Planned Parenthood

Body Parts for Sale

Freedom of Choice?

America's War Dead!

Horror of Abortion

Partial Birth Abortion Scam

Number of Abortions!

Abortion is Murder!

Horror in Plano Texas!

Planned Parenthood is Evil!

Abortion and Baal-Worship

See Inside An Abortion Death-Camp!

EU to Doctors: Thou Shalt Abort!

Abortion Spending

Abortion - America's Killer!

Abortuaries!

Why We Oppose Planned Parenthood

www.abort73.com

Abortion and the Ancient Practice of Child Sacrifice
Big Families
(The wicked are trying to PREVENT you from having a big family!)

The Truth About Margaret Sanger
(Planned Parenthood's Racist Founder)

The Negro Project
(Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Plan for Black America)

Genocide!


The Truth Why Women Have Abortions

If you ask people why they do the things they do in life, they will give you sensible sounding reasons which seem to explain their decisions. We like to believe that we exercise sound judgment, especially in the important decisions of our lives.

I think that this is rarely true. I think that standard operating procedure for human decision making is to do what feels right to you at the time, and then to give logical sounding justifications for what you were already going to do anyway, whether you had justifications or not.

So, if you are pregnant, and want to get an abortion, you will be able to give any number of reasonable sounding explanations why this is the right decision. You're not ready to be a parent, or you need to finish your education or get to a better point in your career, or you don't have enough money, etc.

If instead you want to keep the baby, you will explain how even though you will have some extra difficulties due to the lack of money or whatever, you will certainly be up to the challenge to make your life work with the baby, how being a parent will be good for you, what a great parent you'll make, how it will bring you and the father closer together, and so on. In either case, none of these will be the real reason for your decision. The real reason for your decision will always be, "I did it because I wanted to do it."







 "And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible."
— Isaiah 13:11


“To educate our Hispanic community regarding the life issues, especially the hate crime they have been subjected to by the abortion industry and promoters of abortion.”

Mission statement—http://www.hispanicsforlife.org


There is hope!

Christian Adoption Services


RU-486 Abortion Pill Manufactured by Same Company as Nazi Zyklon-B Gas

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
There is none!


Before I formed thee... I knew thee
The Horror of Abortion!

If God could hear the voice of Abel's blood crying out to Him from the ground (Genesis 4:10), do you suppose God has missed the cries of those 50,000,000 infants who've been butchered in America since 1973?

"...speaking the truth in love..." —Ephesians 4:15

 "Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." —Psalm 97:10


How does a person get to Heaven?

Ye Must Be Born Again! | You Need HIS Righteousness!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

King James Bible Proofs

King James Bible Proofs
by The Patriotist

The Importance of God's Word

Matthew 24:35 reads, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my WORDS shall not pass away."

Psalms 138:2 says, "...for thou hast magnified thy WORD above all thy name."

Psalms 119:89 says, "For ever, O LORD, thy WORD is settled in heaven."
 

The spiritual life-blood of the human race is the word of God:

  • It brings salvation: "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God..." [1 Peter 1:23]

  • It produces faith: "...faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" [Romans 10:17.]

  • It produces spiritual growth: "...desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:" [1 Peter 2:2]

Jesus Christ said in John 6:63, "...the words that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT, and they are LIFE." And the first time Satan attacks the human race was a direct attack on the word of God!

Genesis 3:1 says, "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...?" Satan planted a small seed of doubt into the mind of Eve. And as Eve questioned the truthfulness of God's Word - the fall of mankind was only a bite away.

Satan's aim of attack hasn't changed! In Luke 8, Jesus Christ tells the parable of the sower, verses 11,12 read, "Now the parable is this: The SEED is the word of God... THEN COMETH THE DEVIL, and taketh away the word..."

Satan knows - if he can supplant even a small seed of doubt in God's word, MANKIND WILL LOOK ELSEWHERE.

Never in history has such doubt and confusion over the Bible existed as is today. And nothing has flamed the fire of confusion and doubt over the Bible more than the scores of different translations flooding the scene. Time magazine [April 20, 1981 p.62] reports, "...there is an UNPRECEDENTED CONFUSION of choices in Bibles. Never have so many major new translations been on the market." Since 1880, over 200 different translations have appeared. Every six months a new English version appears. 

NO WONDER PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED

The question has to be asked - is God the author of this flood of new versions? Is God the author of CONFUSION in His word? 1 Corinthians 14:33, clearly states, "God is NOT the author of CONFUSION."

BUT SATAN IS. He knows, if he can plant the smallest seed of doubt and confusion - that individual will not take God's word serious.
 

God promised to preserve His word:

God promised in Psalms 12:7 that He would preserve His word, "Thou shalt KEEP them, O LORD, thou shalt PRESERVE them from this generation FOR EVER."

And God keeps His promise. I believe, without a doubt, the King James Bible is the preserved word of God. And the new versions are satanic counterfeits to cast doubt, cause confusion and ATTACK THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. And I'm going to prove that on the remainder of this message. If you've come this far, please keep reading - what you're about to read - may be the most important words YOU WILL EVER READ.
 

Are the new versions different?

Most people believe the different versions are basically the same. They believe the newer versions are just "harmless" updating of words and made easier to understand. 

NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH

One of the clearest verses in the Bible proclaiming the deity of Jesus Christ, that Jesus was God in the flesh, is 1 Timothy 3:16. The King James Bible reads, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH..." The King James says, clearly, "GOD was manifest in the flesh."

The New International Version [NIV] says, "HE appeared in a body." The NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV, etc, change "GOD" to "HE." "He appeared in a body?" Big deal...Everyone has "appeared in a body." The KJV is clear and definite, "GOD was manifest in the flesh." "He" is a pronoun that refers to a noun or antecedent. There is no antecedent in the context, and so the statement does not even make grammatical sense.
 

They attack the deity of Jesus Christ:

In Philippians 2:6, The KJV again, clearly declares the deity of Jesus Christ: "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery TO BE EQUAL WITH GOD" The new translations completely re-word the verse to deny the deity of Jesus Christ. The NIV, RSV, NASV, NRSV, NKJV [1979 ed.,] etc. reads, "Who, being in very nature God, DID NOT CONSIDER EQUALITY WITH GOD something to be grasped."

Someone is attacking the most important doctrine in the Bible - the deity of Jesus Christ!

WHO WOULD DO SUCH A THING?
 

They attack the virgin birth:

In Luke 2:33, The King James reads, "And JOSEPH and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him." The NIV, NASV, NRSV, etc. reads, "The CHILD's FATHER and mother marveled at what was said about him." The "CHILD's FATHER?" Do you believe that Joseph was Jesus's father? Not if you believe the virgin birth! Not if you believe John 3:16, that Jesus Christ was the Son of God...A subtle attack at the virgin birth.

Think these are just isolated cases? NOT BY A LONG SHOT! There are over 6,000 changes.
 

They remove the Blood:

Consider Colossians 1:14: the KJV reads, "In whom we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins:" The NIV reads, "In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." The NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV and co. rip the precious words "THROUGH HIS BLOOD" out. Friend, salvation is only "THROUGH HIS BLOOD." That old song says, "What can wash away my sins, NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS."
 

They attack John 3:16:

And something has to be done with John 3:16...so the NIV and company read, "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" - removing the critical word "BEGOTTEN." If Jesus was "the one and only" then what happens to the wonderful promise to believers like 1 John 3:2, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God...?" AN OBVIOUS CONTRADICTION APPEARS!
 

They tell lies:

A blatant error is found in the NIV, NASV, NRSV, et al. in Mark 1:2,3: "It is written in Isaiah the prophet: I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way - a voice of one calling in the desert, Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him." It is NOT written in Isaiah. "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way" - is found in Malachi 3:1. The King James correctly reads: "As it is written in the PROPHETS..."

A better translation...Easier to understand...BY A LIE

Psalms 119:160 says, "Thy word is TRUE..." John 17:17 says, "...thy word is TRUTH." Titus 1:2 clearly says, "God, that CANNOT LIE."

How could the God of Titus 1:2 be the God of Mark 1:2,3 in these new versions? Either the translators of the other versions can't read or have never read Isaiah nor Malachi [which is likely] or somebody is deliberately tampering with God's Word to DISCREDIT IT.

Who would do such a thing?

I'll give you a hint - he's called the "A LIAR, and the father of it" in John 8:44.

Oh, by the way, did you think David killed Goliath? Not according to the others. In 2 Samuel 21:19, they erroneously read, "...Elhanan son of JaareOregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver's rod."
 

They make Lucifer and Jesus Christ the same:

In Isaiah 14:12, the father of the new versions removes his mask. The King James reads, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning!..." The NIV, NASV, NRSV etc. reads, "How you have fallen from heaven, O MORNING STAR, son of the dawn..." The new per-versions change "Lucifer" to "morning star." According to Revelation 22:16, the "morning star" is the Lord Jesus Christ. What blasphemy! What perversion! And there's no basis whatsoever for the change, as the Hebrew word for star [kokab] is not even found in Isaiah 14:12. Is there any doubt who is the father of these new versions?
 

They take out hell:

If Satan is the author of these new versions, one subject he will aim his attack is the place the Bible calls hell. And the new versions go to extents to remove it.

Many times they change "hell" to "grave" or "death," but the word "hell" is far and few in the new versions. Like Psalm 9:17: in the King James reads, "The wicked shall be turned into HELL..." The NIV, reads, "The wicked return to the GRAVE..." We ALL "return to the GRAVE."

Many times when the new versions come to the obvious word "hell" - they replace it with the Greek word "Hades" or Hebrew "sheol." [See Matt. 16:18, Luke 16:23, Acts 2:31 and many, many more, the NEW King James does this 29 times.] Rather than translate into the obvious word hell - THEY REFUSE TO TRANSLATE IT.

And this is a better translation? And these new versions are "easier to read" and "understand?" Who in their right mind thinks Hades or Sheol is "easier to understand" than hell? Why didn't they leave in the Greek word "Ouranos" for heaven? It's obvious! Because someone is trying to remove and cast doubt on the place called hell.

In Isaiah 14:15, the King James Bible condemns Lucifer to hell: "Yet thou shalt be brought down to HELL ..." The new versions refuse to send Lucifer to hell! The NIV reads, "But you are brought down to the GRAVE..." The NASV, NRSV, NEW King James [NKJV] places him in "Sheol."

hmm... I wonder which one the Devil prefers?
 

The Lord's or The Devil's Prayer?

An alarming display of Satanic perversion is found in Luke 11. The "The Lord's Prayer" is subtly [see 2 Cor. 11:3] transformed into "The Devil's Prayer."

The King James Bible in Luke 11:2-4, reads, "...Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. 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." Incredibly, the NIV, NASV, NRSV, etc. take out: "WHICH ART IN HEAVEN... Thy will be done, AS IN HEAVEN, so in earth... but DELIVER US FROM EVIL." Heaven is completely removed! The "father" of the new versions is NOT IN HEAVEN and DOES NOT DELIVER FROM EVIL.

I wonder who it could be? [hint: see John 8:44]

Are you getting the picture? Do you see how subtle [see Genesis 3:1,] seemingly harmless the changes are - AND YET HOW DEADLY THEY ARE TO THE INTEGRITY OF GOD's WORD.

  • They attack the Lord Jesus Christ
  • They attack the plan of salvation
  • They glorify Lucifer
  • And they deny hell
     

Yes friend. Satan has launched an attack on your Bible.

YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE IT

Did you know, the King James Bible is the only English Bible in the world that has a command to "study" your Bible? That's right - 2 Timothy 2:15, "STUDY to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" - has been changed in every English Bible on the face of this earth! BUT ONE.
 

They take out whole verses:

In Acts 8:37, the King James reads, "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." The other versions read - woops, they took the whole verse out! One of the best verses in the Bible on salvation through Jesus Christ and they ripped it out...why?

`Why is it that every time a sinner is saved by grace in the book of Acts - THEY ATTACK IT? In Acts 9:5,6: Paul is getting saved, and they take out 20 words. In Acts 16:31 when the Philippian jailor is getting saved, the word "CHRIST" is delicately removed. Why do these new bibles so fiercely attack God's wonderful plan of salvation?
 

Who would do such a thing?

Several times the Lord warns against "adding and taking away" from His Word.

  • Deuteronomy 4:2 reads: "YE SHALL NOT ADD unto the word which I command you, NEITHER SHALL YE DIMINISH ought from it..."

  • Proverbs 30::6, reads, "ADD THOU NOT unto his words..."

  • And just in case you missed it, GOD's LAST WARNING is Revelation 22:18,19, "...IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD unto these things... 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 despite these clear warnings, the new versions, take out and add text over and over. One of the greatest verses in all the Bible, Matthew 18:11: "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost." - and they took it out.

They took out: Romans 16:24, Mark 11:25, Acts 15:34, Luke 23:17, Acts 28:29, John 5:4, Mark 7:16, 9:44,46 and many, many more - your Bible has literally been cut apart.

Jesus Christ says, in Luke 4:4, "...It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD OF GOD." Not according to the perversions. In fact, the even "tear out"the last half of Luke 4:4 - "BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD."

Yes, but the new versions have the deity in other places. They contain the plan of salvation in other places. There is good in them. Did you know ONE tiny, microscopic AIDS virus will "defile" a whole batch of perfectly "good" blood? It has some "good" in it - BUT IT WOULD BE DEADLY!

Would you "inject" it into your child, loved one, or congregation? And would you "inject" them with a Bible that is "defiled" because it has some "good?" It could be far more costly than their physical life - THEIR ETERNAL SOUL! Galatians 5:9 says, "A LITTLE leaven leaveneth THE WHOLE lump."

But aren't the new versions easier to read?

One of the lies used to promote these perversions is "they're easier to read and understand." But according to a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level research study, The King James Bible is by far the easiest! Out of 26 different categories - the King James graded easier in a whopping 23! [New Age Bible Versions, Riplinger, pp.195-209]
 

But haven't "older and more reliable" manuscripts been discovered?

Dr. Sam Gipp writes, "The fact is, that the King James translators had ALL OF THE READINGS available to them that modern critics have available to them today." [The Answer Book, Gipp, p.110] Not only that, but most of the recent discoveries support the King James Bible! And furthermore, it is a well documented fact that 85 - 90 per cent of all readings agree with the King James Bible! SO WHY ALL THE CHANGES? See Genesis 3:1.
 

What about the "ORIGINALS?"

Your King James Bible is attacked by preachers, some intentional and some simply out of ignorance, by "correcting" it with "THE ORIGINALS." There is one itsy-bitsy problem. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "THE ORIGINALS." We don't have the "originals" Moses, or Paul, or David wrote. There are no set of "ORIGINALS" on the face of this earth! The ghost of "THE ORIGINALS" is a LIE! See John 8:44!

Preachers, by the thousands, will stand weekly in the pulpit and "correct" your

King James Bible by saying, "This is an unfortunate translation" or "a better reading would be" or "this word in the "Greek" can also be translated..." Friend, where is the Lord God? The One that "spoke" the worlds into existence - can He not preserve His word as He promised in Psalm 12:7 and Matthew 24:35? Did God Almighty NOT know what He was "inspiring?" Does the Lord need these "Bible correctors" to "help" Him "straighten-out" His word?

As God promised, He has preserved His word for the English people in the King James Bible. Proverbs 16:10 says, "A divine sentence is in the lips of the KING..." Ecclesiastes 8:4 says, "Where the word of a KING is, there is power..." "James" is not an English word but a Hebrew word. Did you know the Hebrew word for James is Jacob! You"ll never guess what Psalms 147:19 says, "He showeth His WORD unto JACOB..."

2 Timothy 2:9, reads, "... the word of God is NOT BOUND." Anybody can freely [there's that word Eve omitted in Genesis 3:2] print, distribute, and reproduce the King James Bible, without asking anybody for permission! All other translations are "bound" by copyright laws. New American Standard - copyright © Lockman Foundation; New International Version - copyright © New York International Bible Society; New King James Version - copyright © Thomas Nelson Publishers. Who with a brain would seriously think the word of Almighty God is "BOUND" by copyright laws?

Dr. Frank Logsdon was co-founder of The New American Standard Version. As people begin confronting Dr. Logsdon on some the NASV's serious omissions and errors. He re-examined the evidence and this was his verdict:

"I must under God denounce every attachment to the New American Standard Version. I'm afraid I'm in trouble with the Lord...I wrote the format...I wrote the preface...I'm in trouble;...its wrong, terribly wrong; its frighteningly wrong ...The deletions are absolutely frightening...there are so many...Are we so naive that we do not suspect Satanic deception in all of this?"
 

Are You Washed in the Blood?

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
 

Not according to the new Bible Per-Versions...

Not according to the New International Version [NIV;] New American Standard Version [NASV;] New Living Bible, New Revised Standard Versions [NRSV;] Revised Standard Version [RSV;] The Living Bible [TLB;] Today's English Version; Contemporary English Version [CEV;] International Standard Version [ISV;] and the other Per-Versions.
 

Revelation 1:5 clearly reads in the King James Bible:

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, [KJB]
 

But you are NOT "washed in the blood" in the New Per-Versions . . American Standard Version [ASV] reads:

and from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loveth us, and loosed us from our sins by his blood;
 

Amplified Bible reads:

and from Jesus Christ the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the First-born of the dead [first to be brought back to life] and the Prince [Ruler] of the kings of the earth. To Him Who ever loves us, and has once [for all] loosed and freed us from our sins by His own blood.
 

Contemporary English Version [CEV] reads:

May kindness and peace be yours from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness. Jesus was the first to conquer death, and he is the ruler of all earthly kings. Christ loves us, and by his blood he set us free from our sins.
 

Good News for Modern Man reads:

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn Son who was raised from death, who is also the ruler of the kings of the earth. He loves us, and by his death he has freed us from our sins
 

International Standard Version [ISV] reads:

and from Jesus Christ, the witness, the faithful one, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood;
 

Living Bible [TLB] reads:

and from Jesus Christ who faithfully reveals all truth to us. He was the first to rise from death, to die no more. He is far greater than any king in all the earth. All praise to him who always loves us and who set us free from our sins by pouring out his lifeblood for us.
 

New American Standard Version [NASV] reads:

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood
 

New Century Version [NCV] reads:

and from Jesus Christ, Jesus is the faithful witness, the first among those raised from the dead. He is the ruler of the kings of the earth. He is the One who loves us, who made us free from our sins with the blood of his death.
 

New International Version [NIV] reads:

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
 

New Living Bible reads:

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the commander of all the rulers of the world. All praise to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us.
 

New Revised Standard Version [NRSV] reads:

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood
 

New Testament in Modern English [J.B. Phillips] reads:

and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, firstborn of the dead, and ruler of kings upon earth. To him who loves us and has set us free from our sins through his own blood
 

Revised Standard Version [RSV] reads:

and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood
 

Today's English Version reads:

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first to be raised from death and who is also the ruler of the kings of the world. He loves us, and by his sacrificial death he has freed us from our sins The shocking FACT is ­ NOWHERE in the new Versions do they read "you are washed in the blood."
 

I repeat ­ NOWHERE do the new Versions read "you are washed in the blood."

What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can wash away my sins? Nothing...According to the new Per-Versions Oh Happy day when Jesus washed my sins away! ­ Not according to the NIV, NASV, NCV, CEV, et al!

According to the NIV, NASV, NCV, CEV and other Per-Versions ­ Jesus Christ did not wash your sins away!

Why don't we "update" our "archaic," "hard to understand" song books?

Have you been to Jesus for the loosing power?
Are you freed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you loosed in the blood of the Lamb?
What can loose away my sins?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Isn't it irreverent and sacrilegious that these new Per-Version people will "update" the words of God ‹ without "batting an eye" and yet would not dare even consider "messing with" the song "Are You Washed In the Blood."

Portions of this document are derived from

New Age Bible Versions, G.A. Riplinger, pp. 446-449. For more information on New Age Bible Versions by Gail Riplinger and other material contact A.V. PUBLICATIONS, P.O. Box 280, Ararat, VA 24053 1-800-435-4535
 

A peculiar phenomenon kept surfacing during my research into the life of these "scribes." God apparently "cut off" their power to speak.

Regression: A third symptom which accompanies spirit possession in the bible is the inability to speak. It is called a "dumb spirit" in Mark 9:17, 25 and Matthew 9:32,33, 12:22, 15:30,31. Those verses disclose the corresponding "frog" in the throat [Revelation 16:13] that accompanies unclean spirits of this kind.

[H]e was casting out a devil and it was dumb...when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake... Luke 11:14
 

The Living Bible: Taylor

The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things. Psalms 12:3 The popular press has made note of author, Kenneth Taylor's, loss of ability to talk. Time magazine, July 1972, states:

Mysteriously half way through the paraphrase Taylor lost his voice and still speaks in a hoarse whisper. A psychiatrist who examined him suggested that the voice failure was Taylor's psychological self-punishment for tampering with what he believed to be the Word of God.
 

New American Standard Version

Let the lying lips be put to silence. Psalm 31:18

Also silenced was Philip Schaff, collaborator on the New Greek Committee and director of the American Standard Version, which formed the foundation of the New American Standard and The Living Bible. Paralleling Taylor's pathology, Schaff's son finds the same "frog" in Philip Schaff's throat. Even as early as 1854, the warning was given, "his voice so affected that he could not speak in public so as to be heard." Finally by 1892...

the power of articulated speech gone.

[David S. Schaff, The Life of Phillip Schaff (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897,) pp.171, 446]

A friend corresponds to Schaff, "It is with great sorrow that I have learned of the affliction which has befallen you." This malady followed his activity with Westcott and Hort on the RV committee and his American Standard Version. Still in 1893 his pathoses "deprived him of the power of speech." [Ibid., p.492]
  "New" Greek Text: Tregelles

Schaff himself writes of S.P. Tregelles, author of a "New" Greek Text which preceded and strongly influenced the Westcott and Hort revision. Of Tregelles Schaff writes, he was "scarcely able to speak audibly." [Ibid., p.246]
 

Westcott and Hort Greek Text:

[RV, NRSV, NIV, NASB, CEV, New Century Version, Good News for Modern Man, Jehovah Witness bible, The Book, The Everyday Bible, All Catholic bibles et al.]

Westcott's biographer cites that in 1858 "he was quite inaudible" [Life of Westcott, Vol. I, p. 198] and by 1870 "His voice reached few and was understood by still fewer." [Ibid., p.272]
 

The New Testament in Modern English: J.B. Phillips

[T]he forward tongue shall be cut off. Proverbs 10:31

J.B. Phillips tells in his own autobiography, "I was still doing a fair measure of speaking in schools and churches until the late summer of 1961. And then quite suddenly my speaking, writing and communication powers stopped. I was not in panic but I was certainly alarmed, and when a few weeks rest brought no improvement I cancelled all speaking engagements for the rest of the year [age 55.]" The Price of Success, the title of his autobiography, is apropos. [J.B Phillips, The Price of Success [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1984,] see pp. 163-196]

The speechless sphinx syndrome can even happen to a believer, as is did to Zacharias, because "...thou believest not my words" [Luke 1:20.]
 

NOTE TO THE READER:

Dr. Samuel Gipp was contacted personally and verified that the following incident occurred as reported. For more information and video tapes call 1-800-311-1823.
 

Shocker! Bible Scholar Loses Voice on the John Ankerberg TV Show

You can call it pure justice, a sign from God, or whatever you want, but eyebrows were sure raised recently during the tapings for Christian TV's The John Ankerberg Show.Ankerberg, a bitter opponent of the King James Bible, had wanted to do a series of TV programs in which the heads of the new version translation committees - the NIV, RSV, NASV, NKJV, etc. - would debate King James Bible advocates.

Afraid that the King James people would get the upper hand and win the debate, Ankerberg attempted to "stack the deck." He invited five new version scholars but only three King James advocates. Since Ankerberg is himself a fervent promoter of the NIV and other false versions, that made the odds six to three. But the three King James men - Dr. Joseph Chambers, Dr. Samuel Gipp, and Dr. Thomas Strouse, weren't deterred by the odds. They accepted John Ankerberg's invitation anyway so that they could get out their vital and important message - that the King James Bible is the only trustworthy, accurate, scholarly, and whole Bible available in the world!

The John Ankerberg programs are taped in advance in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and then shown later to a national TV audience. For the Bible version debate, eight shows were taped. However, on one of these shows, Ankerberg and the new Bible version people were forced to call an abrupt halt right in the midst of the taping.

It happened when Ankerberg asked Dr. Don Wilkins, of the New American Standard Version translation committee, a key question. Is it true, asked Ankerberg, as Gail Riplinger reported in her bestselling book, New Age Bible Versions, that a number of the scholars who worked on the new translation committees lost their voice as punishment by God?

As the TV cameras captured the moment, Dr. Wilkins opened his mouth to answer‹ and nothing came out! No sound! Wilkins kept trying to clear his throat, but he couldn't respond. Ankerberg and the other new version scholars were visibly startled. Finally, an embarrassed and frightened Wilkins was able to screech out in a cracking, almost inaudible manner, "I... I've... lost... my voice!"

A shocked John Ankerberg ordered the cameras to stop and back up, whereupon Dr. Joseph Chambers, a King James only advocate, politely protested. "The cameras should record exactly what happened here," Chambers insisted.

But Ankerberg was hearing none of it. After a brief delay, the TV cameras began to roll again, after the amazing segment of Dr. Wilkins losing his voice had conveniently been excised!

But our miraculous God wasn't through yet. Ankerberg had taped eight programs in all, but after broadcasting only two of them, he pulled the others off the air and refused to continue the series. When we called his office to ask why, we were pointedly told that it was because the series was a financial flop. When the first two of the eight programs aired, people did not send in enough contributions. In other words, Ankerberg claims that the series wasn't making enough money!

I watched one of the two programs that did air, however, and I believe there is another, quite different reason why Ankerberg and the false new version folks decided to pull the remainder. At one point, the new version "scholars" were clearly frustrated when Dr. Chambers asked them why, an astounding 46 times in the NIV, the title of "Master" for our Lord Jesus had been changed to "teacher!" Obviously, there is a vast difference between one who is our Master and one who is a mere "teacher."

Such poignant episodes as this make me doubt Ankerberg's rationale as to why he quickly jerked the remaining programs from the broadcast schedule. If, as he claims, Ankerberg pulled the series because he wasn't bringing in enough money, what does that tell us about his "ministry?" Is John Ankerberg in it only for the money? Is filthy lucre the sole measure for the programs he airs ‹ or doesn't air?
 

Galatians 6:1 in the NIV vs. the KJV by Lance Schmidt

The NIV has a very weak rendering as they use dynamic equivalency of thought [man's opinion of the meaning] rather than take the precise approach of translating from the original language to the new language of English using literal precision accuracy as did the KJV translators. The KJV renders the Greek text word for word [Textus Receptus] even retaining the right word order to communicate and preserve faithfully God's full-intended meaning.
 

NIV

Brothers, If someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1
 

KJV

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Galatians 6:1
 

The problems are subtle but serious...

  1. "is caught in a sin" is not equivalent to "be overtaken in a fault" The NIV's "thought" implies we can get away with sin or get "caught"...The phrase "overtaken in a fault" turns our attention not to a specific act or thought but a weakness and pattern of sin that might be besetting us. If we lose the term "fault," we lose the important link to a key companion verse:
     

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. This is the concept of fellow believers in the body of Christ helping one another overcome "faults." Admitting need and then praying together is the source of "healing" spiritually from the problem. This relates directly to the Lord's command to "resist the devil and he will flee from you" [James 4:7.] The NIV makes the same grievous word choice in this companion verse thus supporting the very Roman Catholic error in their dogma and rite of "auricular confession" as part of their doctrine of a progressive salvation experience.

James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. Roman Catholic teaching justifies their use of the confessional with this rendering. Further compounding of this error with even greater errors then comes as a result. In their salvation doctrine, we "are being saved" which reflects the wording in certain verses of the NIV whereas the AV uses "are saved" as a once for all and conclusive action with results that continue on in the present and future. See 1 Cor. 1:18, II Cor. 2:15.

  1. The plural form of "ye" is better then "you" which is not specific enough. "You" implies that an individual may take this responsibility on by himself whereas "ye" implies that it should be a group of spirit filled believers joining together to claim the victory in this restoration ministry. This guards against the spiritual pride of any one individual taking the initiative and credit.

  2. "restore him gently" is not equivalent to "restore such an one in the spirit of meekness" "Gently" is a very general and vague term when compared to the rich meaning of "in the spirit of meekness." It places the wrong connotation upon the whole process. Meekness is "power under control." It implies firmness, resolve, confidence in the Lord's grace, strength in standing for righteousness sake and submission to the will and word of God. "Gently" could easily cause the improper use of empathy. It could lead to the rationalizing or excusing of the sin, the trivializing of the root problem and over indulgence in the sinner's grief or pain. It could cause some accommodation of the flesh's weakness, biblical compromise and plainly stated a "going soft" on the person rather than being led by God's spirit in meekness.

  3. "watch yourself is not equivalent to "considering thyself" The use of the word "consider" carries much more weight than "watch." It involves more than one of the five senses. In fact, we need to use all of our faculties, especially our spiritual discernment. We are to look at all the principles and precepts from God's word and not just the obvious things in front of our "eyes" that might cause us to "stumble." Looking carefully at our heart through the lens of God's word is what is implied in the statement "consider thyself." God is interested in the hidden and secret things of the heart and not the outward "appearance." When we only "watch" we are more concerned at what others see as though we are just looking at a mirror. It is too easy to pretend being right with God by putting on an outward show. "Consider" causes us to look inward and see what God sees so that we might confess our sin to Him, seek His correction and be changed by His transforming grace. We can also confess our "faults" in general terms referring to our sinful tendencies to our fellow believers for support and prayer warfare. God does not want us parading the details of our sin to others and thus involving them indirectly in the same enticements, which gave birth to our lust, which in turn gave birth to our sin. This confessing of "sins" could lead that person into problems of their own. This is indeed the very thing that happens with Roman Catholic priests, especially in the area of sexual temptations. This pattern in the Church of Rome is on the record for those willing to face the truth.

  4. "or you also may be tempted" is not equivalent to "lest thou also be tempted" The use of the word "may" leaves it uncertain if temptation will come to the person[s] ministering to the man overtaken in the fault, whereas, the AV states with certainty, "lest thou also be tempted" if you don't "consider thyself." This requires humble admission that it is only by God's preserving grace that the ministering person is not also overtaken in the same manner. As stated earlier, specifics and details should be avoided in the discussion of "faults." Specific details of "sins" are only to be shared with the Lord and the person offended and involved in the sin if appropriate for healing and restoration.

In conclusion, it is not just in areas of key doctrinal conflicts that the NIV is a problem but in it's assault upon God's word in diluting the richness of meaning in almost every aspect of the text. The AV is the English translation that God ordained from His trustworthy pure preserved text that the martyrs shed their blood to protect.

Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

The perfect transmission of the sacred text is a wonderful truth. God's promise to preserve His word for every generation is clear in scripture.

Psa 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. The AV was the seventh in a godly lineage of English Bible efforts. It was purified further in seven editions culminating in the 1769 edition that we have today. The text was never changed, just spellings and printing errors that perfected the book. It is interesting to note that the word ENGLISH has seven letters. Try that with other languages. This alone would hint to us that God had special plans for His word in English. But to further fuel that thought, English was the seventh language that God's word appeared in for His peopl

Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. Psalm 12:
 

Let's Compare Bibles

Here you will see several good examples of how modern Bible versions are attacking God's word. We have selected eight modern translations for evaluation. The translations evaluated are as follows:

NIV....... New International Version
NASB... New American Standard Bible
NRSV... New Revised Standard Version
REB...... Revised English Bible
LB......... Living Bible
NWT..... New World Translation
NAB ..... New American Bible
NKJV.... New King James Version

Although we have limited this study to eight new translations, you will find many of these attacks manifested in ANY new translation. You will find that some of the most important doctrines of the Bible are being attacked in the new versions. Whether you have a Living Bible, a New Century Version, a Revised Standard Version, or any of the other perversions of Scripture, you are going to see the Devil hard at work on the revision committees of the new translations. The King James reading will appear first, followed by a brief comment, and then the perverted readings of the modern perversions.
 

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.

The above promise from the King James Bible tells us that God intends to preserve His WORDS forever. Notice how the new versions destroy this promise by making you think the context is God's PEOPLE rather than His WORDS:

NIV....... you will keep us safe
NASB... Thou wilt preserve him
NRSV... You, O Lord, will protect us
REB...... you are our protector
LB......... you will forever preserve your own
NAB...... You, O Lord, will keep us
 

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Notice how some new versions attack the Virgin Birth of Christ by robbing Mary of her virginity. As anyone well knows, a young woman or a maiden is NOT necessarily a virgin:

NRSV... young woman
REB...... young woman
NWT..... maiden
 

Luke 2:33

And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

Here the new versions attack the Virgin Birth by telling us that Joseph was Christ's father:

NIV....... The child's father
NASB... His father
NRSV... the child's father
REB...... The child's father
NWT..... its father
NAB...... the child's father
 

I 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.

Notice how the King James is very clear in telling us WHO was manifest in the flesh: GOD was manifest in the flesh. Now watch the new perversions throw God clear out of the verse:

NIV....... He appeared in a body
NASB... He who was revealed in the flesh
NRSV... He was revealed in flesh
REB...... He was manifested in the flesh
LB......... who came to earth as a man
NWT..... He was made manifest in the flesh
NAB...... He was manifested in the flesh
 

Micah 5:2

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

This is a prophecy of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the verse tells us that He had no beginning. As the Second Member of the Trinity, He is ETERNAL, or from everlasting, but not in most modern translations:

NIV....... from ancient times
NRSV... from ancient days
REB..... in ancient times
NWT.... from the days of time indefinite
NAB..... from ancient times [vs. 1]
 

Isaiah 14:12

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!

Revelation 22:16 tells us that Jesus Christ is the "Morning Star." The King James Bible never gives this title to anyone else. However, in some new versions, Jesus Christ and Satan are the same, because some versions have taken the liberty to call Satan the "morning star" in Isaiah 14:12. Although some versions do not go so far as to call Satan the "morning star," they still throw out the name "Lucifer."

NIV....... morning star NASB... star of the morning
NRSV... Day Star
REB...... Bright morning star
NWT..... you shining one
NAB...... morning star
 

Daniel 3:25

He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

This is an excellent Old Testament verse which shows that Jesus Christ existed long before He was born in Bethlehem. Naturally, the new versions will pervert it with pagan foolishness:

NIV....... a son of the gods
NASB... a son of the gods
NRSV... a god
REB..... a god
LB........ a god
NWT.... a son of the gods
NAB..... a son of God [vs. 92]
 

Colossians 1:14

In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Satan hates the Atoning Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, so we shouldn't be surprised to find the blood missing in modern translations:

NIV....... redemption, the forgiveness of sins
NASB... redemption, the forgiveness of sins
NRSV... redemption, the forgiveness of sins
REB..... our release is secured and our sins are forgiven
NWT.... we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of sins
NAB...... redemption, the forgiveness of our sins
 

Romans 14:10-12

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. If you'll read the above verses carefully, you will notice how it magnifies Jesus Christ. According to verse 10, we will stand before the Judgment Seat of CHRIST, and verse 12 says that when we do we will give account to GOD. When we stand before Jesus Christ we will be standing before God - an excellent text on the Deity of Christ. Now watch as the new versions throw Jesus Christ clear out of the passage by replacing the word "Christ" in verse 10 with "God:"

NIV....... God's judgment seat
NASB... Judgment seat of God
NRSV... judgment seat of God
REB...... God's tribunal
LB......... Judgment Seat of God
NWT..... judgment seat of God
NAB...... judgment seat of God
 

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.

This verse is very important because it places a definite condition upon water baptism: one must first BELIEVE ON CHRIST. Many modern versions throw the entire verse out of the Bible:

NIV....... entire verse missing
NRSV... entire verse missing
REB...... entire verse missing
NWT..... entire verse missing
NAB...... omits entire verse, but re-numbers the verses so you won't miss it
 

II 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.

You can imagine how this verse must be a thorn in the flesh to the modern translators who are busy CORRUPTING the word of God day and night. So, do they repent of their sins and get right with God? Of course not:

NIV....... peddle
NASB... peddling
NRSV... peddlers
REB...... adulterating the word of God for profit
LB......... hucksters
NWT..... peddlers
NAB...... trade on the word of God
NKJV.... peddling
 

II Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

This is the one command in the New Testament to "study" and "rightly divide" God's word, and the Devil does NOT appreciate it:

NIV....... Do your best...correctly handles
NASB... Be diligent...handling accurately
NRSV... Do your best...rightly explaining
REB...... Try hard...keep strictly to the true gospel
LB......... Work hard...Know what his word says and means
NWT..... Do your utmost...handling the word of truth aright
NAB...... Try hard...following a straight course inpreaching the truth
NKJV.... Be diligent...rightly dividing
 

I 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:

Many lies are being propagated today in the name of "science" [evolution for example,] but I Timothy 6:20 has been warning us about it all along - except in the new perversions:

NIV....... knowledge
NASB... knowledge
NRSV... knowledge
REB...... knowledge
LB......... knowledge
NWT..... knowledge
NAB...... knowledge
NKJV.... knowledge
 

The New International PER-Version!

"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."

"And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak,... because thou believest not my words,..."Luke 1:20
 

Reasons for Accepting the KJV as God's Preserved Word

  1. God promised to preserve His words [Psa. 12:6-7; Mat. 24:35.] There has to be a preserved copy of God's pure words somewhere. If it isn't the KJV, then what is it?

  2. It has no copyright. The text of the KJV may be reproduced by anyone for there is no copyright forbidding it's duplication. This is not true with the modern perversions.

  3. The KJV produces good fruit [Mat. 7:17-20.] No modern translation can compare to the KJV when it comes to producing good fruit. For nearly four hundred years, God has used the preaching and teaching of the KJV to bring hundreds of millions to Christ. Laodicean Christians might favor the new versions, but the Holy Spirit doesn"t.

  4. The KJV was translated during the Philadelphia church period [Rev. 3:7-13.] The modern versions begin to appear rather late on the scene as the lukewarm Laodicean period gets underway [Rev. 3:14-22,] but the KJV was produced way back in 1611, just in time for the many great revivals [1700-1900.] The Philadelphia church was the only church that did not receive a rebuke from the Lord Jesus Christ, and it was the only church that "kept" God's word [Rev. 3:8.]

  5. The KJV translators were honest in their work. When the translators had to add certain words, largely due to idiom changes, they placed the added words in italics so we"d know the difference. This is not the case with many new translations.

  6. All new translations compare themselves to the KJV. Isn't it strange that the new versions never compare themselves to one another? For some strange reason they all line up against one Book - the A.V. 1611. I wonder why? Try Matthew 12:26.

  7. The KJV translators believed they were handling the very words of God [I Ths. 2:13.] Just read the King James Dedicatory and compare it to the prefaces in the modern versions. Immediately, you will see a world of difference in the approach and attitude of the translators. Which group would YOU pick for translating a book?

  8. The KJV is supported by far more evidence. Of over 5,300 pieces of manuscript evidence, ninety-five percent supports the King James Bible! The changes in the new versions are based on the remaining five percent of manuscripts, most of which are from Alexandria, Egypt. [There are only two lines of Bibles: the Devil's line from Alexandria, and the Lord's line from Antioch. We"ll deal with this later.]

  9. No one has ever proven that the KJV is not God's word. The 1611 should be considered innocent until proven guilty with a significant amount of genuine manuscript evidence.

  10. The KJV exalts the Lord Jesus Christ. The true scriptures should testify of Jesus Christ [John 5:39.] There is no book on this planet which exalts Christ higher than the King James Bible. In numerous places the new perversions attack the Deity of Christ, the Blood Atonement, the Resurrection, salvation by grace through faith, and the Second Coming. The true scriptures will TESTIFY of Jesus Christ, not ATTACK Him!
     

Questions for the KJV Critics

  1. Since you're smart enough to find "mistakes" in the KJV, why don't you correct them all and give us a perfect Bible?

  2. Do you have a perfect Bible?

  3. Since you do believe "the Bible" is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice, could you please show us where Jesus, Peter, James, Paul, or John ever practiced your terminology ["the Greek text says...the Hebrew text says....the originals say...a better rendering would be....older manuscripts read...." etc.]?

  4. Since you do not profess to have a perfect Bible, why do you refer to it as "God's word?"

  5. Remembering that the Holy Spirit is the greatest Teacher [John 16:12-15; I John 2:27,] who taught you that the King James Bible was not infallible, the Holy Spirit or man?

  6. Since you do believe in the degeneration of man and in the degeneration of the world system in general, why is it that you believe education has somehow "evolved" and that men are more qualified to translate God's word today than in 1611?

  7. There is one true God, yet many false gods. There is one true Church, consisting of true born-again believers in Christ, yet there are many false churches. So why do you think it's so wrong to teach that there is one true Bible, yet many false "bibles?"

  8. Isn't it true that you believe God inspired His holy words in the "originals," but has since lost them, since no one has a perfect Bible today?

  9. Isn't it true that when you use the term "the Greek text" you are being deceitful and lying, since there are MANY Greek TEXTS [plural,] rather than just one?

  10. Before the first new perversion was published in 1881 [the RV,] the King James Bible was published, preached, and taught throughout the world. God blessed these efforts and hundreds of millions were saved. Today, with the many new translations on the market, very few are being saved. The great revivals are over. Who has gained the most from the new versions, God or Satan?
     

Seventy-five Common Sayings

The King James Bible is supposedly written in an "old and archaic language" that people today have trouble understanding, but please notice how so many of our modern sayings come from between it's covers. Hundreds could be presented, but we"ll limit ourselves to seventy-five:

  1. Genesis 4:2-5: can't get blood from a turnip
  2. Genesis 7: don't miss the boat
  3. Genesis 11:7-9: babbling
  4. Genesis 15:5: teller
  5. Genesis 43:34: mess [of food]
  6. Exodus 19:16-18: holy smoke
  7. Exodus 28:42: britches
  8. Exodus 32:8: holy cow
  9. Leviticus 2:14: roast ears
  10. Leviticus 13:10: the quick [raw flesh]
  11. Leviticus 14:5-6: running water
  12. Leviticus 16:8: scapegoat
  13. Leviticus 25:10: Liberty Bell
  14. Numbers 21:5: light bread
  15. Numbers 35:2-5: suburb
  16. Deuteronomy 2:14: wasted him
  17. Deuteronomy 24:5: cheer up
  18. Deuteronomy 32:10: apple of his eye
  19. Judges 5:20: star wars
  20. Judges 7:5-12: under dog
  21. Judges 8:16: teach a lesson
  22. Judges 17:10: calling a priest father
  23. I Samuel 14:12: I'll show you a thing or two
  24. I Samuel 20:40: artillery
  25. I Samuel 25:37: petrified
  26. II Samuel 19:18: ferry boat
  27. I Kings 3:7: don't know if he's coming or going
  28. I Kings 14:3: cracklins
  29. I Kings 14:6: that's heavy
  30. I Kings 21:19-23: she's gone to the dogs
  31. II Chronicles 9:6: you haven't heard half of it
  32. II Chronicles 30:6: postman
  33. Nehemiah 13:11: set them in their place
  34. Esther 7:9: he hung himself
  35. Job 11:16: it's water under the bridge
  36. Job 20:6: he has his head in the clouds
  37. Psalm 4:8: lay me down to sleep
  38. Psalm 19:3-4: he gave me a line
  39. Psalm 37:13: his day is coming
  40. Psalm 58:8: pass away [dying]
  41. Psalm 64:3-4: shoot off your mouth
  42. Psalm 78:25: angel's food cake
  43. Psalm 141:10: give him enough rope and he'll hang himself
  44. Proverbs 7:22: dumb as an ox
  45. Proverbs 13:24: spare the rod, spoil the child
  46. Proverbs 18:6: he is asking for it
  47. Proverbs 24:16: can't keep a good man down
  48. Proverbs 25:14: full of hot air
  49. Proverbs 30:30: king of beasts
  50. Ecclesiastes 10:19: money talks
  51. Ecclesiastes 10:20: a little bird told me
  52. Song Solomon 2:5: lovesick
  53. Isaiah 52:8: see eye to eye
  54. Jeremiah 23:25: I have a dream [MLK, Jr]
  55. Ezekiel 26:9: engines
  56. Ezekiel 38:9: desert storm or storm troopers
  57. Daniel 3:21: hose [leg wear]
  58. Daniel 8:25: foreign policy
  59. Daniel 11:38: the force be with you [star wars]
  60. Hosea 7:8: half-baked
  61. Jonah 4:10-11: can't tell left from right
  62. Zephaniah 3:8-9: United Nations Assembly
  63. Matthew 25:1-10: burning the midnight oil
  64. Matthew 25:33: right or left side of an issue
  65. Matthew 27:46: for crying out loud
  66. Mark 5:13: hog wild
  67. Luke 11:46: won't lift a finger to help
  68. Luke 15:17: he came to himself
  69. Romans 2:23: breaking the law
  70. Philippians 3:2: beware of dog
  71. Colossians 2:14: they nailed him
  72. I John 5:11-13: get a life
  73. Revelation 6:8: hell on earth
  74. Revelation 16:13: a frog in my throat
  75. Revelation 20:15: go jump in the lake
     

If you've checked these references, then you can easily see how our all-wise God has played a beautiful joke on the modern revisionists. People who do not even believe the KJV quote it every day! Furthermore, if you'll grab yourself a NIV, a NCV, a TEV, or anything else, you'll find that many of these modern sayings have been destroyed by the "better language" of the Laodiceans.

For example, I always thought that when I was a young boy my father and I crossed the Mississippi on a ferry boat [II Sam. 19:18,] but I guess we must have crossed at the ford instead [NIV.] Then there were times when I got out of line and dad would really set me in my place [Neh. 13:11.] Too bad he didn't have a NIV, for he could have stationed me at my post. I guess there was nothing dad loved more than going out early on Saturday mornings and catching a mess of fish [Gen. 43:34.] it's a good thing we didn't have a NKJV in those days, for he would have only caught a serving. We usually had hushpuppies with that fish dinner, but sometimes we just had light bread [Num. 21:5.] That is, until the neighbors came over with their New American Bible. Then we had wretched food. Then dad would always say, "Cheer up, son, it"ll be better next time!" [Deu. 24:5] Too bad he didn't have a NKJV, for I'm sure he would have said, "Come on, boy, bring happiness to yourself!"

So you get the point: the new versions don't stand a chance when competing with the KJV to use the most "modern" speech! Go ahead, have yourself some fun. Learn to appreciate God's sense of humor! Grab a new translation and see first hand how the modern versions are still stuck in the Dark Ages when it comes to keeping up with modern speech.
 

Antioch vs. Alexandria

We hear much talk these days about "older" and "more authoritative" manuscripts, but we aren't hearing much about the origin of these manuscripts. It is a well established fact that there are only two lines of Bibles: one coming from Antioch, Syria [known as the Syrian or Byzantine type text,] and one coming from Alexandria, Egypt [known as the Egyptian or Hesycnian type text.] The Syrian text from Antioch is the Majority text from which our King James 1611 comes, and the Egyptian text is the minority text from which the new perversions come. [Never mind Rome and her Western text, for she got her manuscripts from Alexandria.]

The manuscripts from Antioch were mostly copied by Bible-believing Christians for the purpose of winning souls and spreading the word of God. The manuscripts from Alexandria were produced by infidels such as Origen Adamantius and Clement of Alexandria. These manuscripts are corrupted with Greek philosophy [Col. 2:8,] and allegorical foolishness [not believing God's word literally.] The strange thing is that most Christians aren't paying any attention to what God's word says about these two places! Notice how the Holy Spirit casts Egypt and Alexandria in a NEGATIVE light, while His comments on Antioch tend to be very positive:
 

Egypt and Alexandria

  1. Egypt is first mentioned in connection with Abraham not trusting Egyptians around his wife [Gen. 12:10-13.]

  2. One of the greatest types of Christ in the Bible was sold into Egypt as a slave [Gen. 37:36.]

  3. Joseph did not want his bones left in Egypt [Gen. 50:25.]

  4. God killed all the firstborn of Egypt [Exo. 12:12.]

  5. God calls Egypt "the house of bondage" [Exo. 20:4.]

  6. God calls Egypt an "iron furnace" [Deu. 4:20.]

  7. The Kings of Israel were even forbidden to get horses from Egypt [Deu. 17:16,] so why should we look there for a Bible?

  8. The Jews were forbidden to go to Egypt for help [Jer. 42:13-19.]

  9. God plans to punish Egypt [Jer. 46:25.]

  10. God calls His Son out of Egypt [Hos. 11:1; Mat. 2:15.]

  11. Egypt is placed in the same category as Sodom [Rev. 11:8.]

  12. The first time Alexandria is mentioned in the Bible, it is associated with unbelievers, persecution, and the eventual death of Stephen [Acts 6:9; 7:54-60.]

  13. The next mention of Alexandria involves a lost preacher who has to be set straight on his doctrine [Acts 18:24-26.]

  14. The last two times we read about Alexandria is in Acts 27:6 and Acts 28:11. Here we learn that Paul was carried to his eventual death in Rome by two ships from Alexandria.

Alexandria was the second largest city of the Roman Empire, with Rome being the first. It was founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great [a type of the Antichrist in Daniel 8.] Located at the Nile Delta, Alexandria was the home of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. Also, during the second and third centuries B.C., it was the home of a massive library containing between 500,000 and 700,000 volumes. It was also the home of a catechetical school once headmastered by the great apostate Adamantius Origen [185-254 A.D..]

QUESTION: In light of what God's word says about higher knowledge and philosophy [I Cor. 1:22; Rom. 1:22; Gen. 3:5; Col. 2:8; I Cor. 8:1,] why would any serious Christian expect to find the true word of God in Alexandrian manuscripts?
 

Antioch

  1. Upon it's first mention, we find that Antioch is the home of a Spirit-filled deacon [Acts 6:3-5.] Do you suppose it is a mere accident that the Holy Spirit first mentions Antioch in the same chapter where He first mentions Alexandria?

  2. In Acts 11:19, Antioch is a shelter for persecuted saints.

  3. The first major movement of the Holy Ghost among the Gentiles occurs in Antioch [Acts 11:20-21.]

  4. Paul and Barnabas taught the Bible in Antioch for a whole year [Acts 11:26.]

  5. The disciples were first called "Christians" at Antioch [Acts 11:26.]

  6. The church at Antioch sends relief to the poor saints at Jerusalem [Acts 11:27-30.]

  7. The first missionary journey is sent out from Antioch [Acts 13:1-3.]

  8. Antioch remains the home base or headquarters of the early church [Acts 14:19-26; 15:35.]

  9. The final decision of the Jerusalem council was first sent to Antioch [Acts 15:19-23, 30,] because Antioch was the home base.

  10. Antioch was the location of Paul setting Peter straight on his doctrine [Gal. 2:11.] Founded in 300 B.C. by Seleucus Nicator, Antioch was the third largest city of the Roman Empire. Located in Syria, about twenty miles inland from the Mediterranean on the Orontes River, Antioch had it's on sea port and more than it's share of travelers and tradesmen. In His infinite wisdom, God picked the ideal location for a "home base." Antioch was far enough away from the culture and traditions of the Jews [Jerusalem and Judaea] and the Gentiles [Rome, Greece, Alexandria, etc] that new Christians could grow in the Lord. Meanwhile, it's geographical location was ideal for taking God's word into all the world.

So, friend, you have a choice. You can get your Bible from Alexandria, or you can get it from Antioch. If you have a KJV, then your Bible is based on manuscripts from Antioch. If you have a new version, then you are one of many unfortunate victims of Satan's salesmen from Alexandria, Egypt.
 

Sinaiticus and Vaticanus

When someone "corrects" the King James Bible with "more authoritative manuscripts" or "older manuscripts," or "the best authorities," they're usually making some reference to Sinaiticus or Vaticanus. These are two very corrupt fourth century uncials that are practically worshipped by modern scholars. These are the primary manuscripts that Westcott and Hort relied so heavily on when constructing their Greek text [1851-1871] on which the new versions are based.

Vaticanus [B] is the most worshipped. This manuscript was officially catalogued in the Vatican library in 1475, and is still property of the Vatican today. Siniaticus [Aleph] was discovered in a trash can at St. Catherine's Monastery on Mt. Sinai by Count Tischendorf, a German scholar, in the year 1844. Both B and Aleph are Roman Catholic manuscripts. Remember that! You might also familiarize yourself with the following facts:

  1. Both manuscripts contain the Apocrypha as part of the Old Testament.

  2. Tischendorf, who had seen both manuscripts, believed they were written by the same man, possibly Eusebius of Caesarea [260-340 A.D..]

  3. Vaticanus was available to the King James translators, but God gave them sense enough to ignore it.

  4. Vaticanus omits Geneses 1:1-46:28, Psalm 106-138, Matthew 16:2-3, Rom. 16:24, I Timothy through Titus, the entire book of Revelation, and it conveniently ends the book of Hebrews at Hebrews 9:14. If you're familiar with Hebrews 10, you know why.

  5. While adding The Epistle of Barnabas and The Shepherd of Hermas to the New Testament, Siniaticus omits John 5:4, 8:1-11, Matthew 16:2-3, Romans 16:24, Mark 16:9-20, Acts 8:37, and I John 5:7 [just to name a few.]

  6. It is believed that Siniaticus has been altered by as many as ten different men. Consequently, it is a very sloppy piece of work [which is probably the reason for it being in a trash can.] Many transcript errors, such as missing words and repeated sentences are found throughout it.

  7. The Dutch scholar, Erasmus [1469-1536,] who produced the world's first printed Greek New Testament, rejected the readings of Vaticanus and Siniaticus.

  8. Vaticanus and Siniaticus not only disagree with the Majority Text from which the KJV came, they also differ from each other. In the four Gospels alone, they differ over 3,000 times!

  9. When someone says that B and Aleph are the oldest available manuscripts, they are lying. There are many Syriac and Latin translations from as far back as the SECOND CENTURY that agree with the King James readings. For instance, the Pashitta [145 A.D.,] and the Old Syriac [400 A.D.] both contain strong support for the King James readings. There are about fifty extant copies of the Old Latin from about 157 A.D., which is over two hundred years before Jerome was conveniently chosen by Rome to "revise" it. Then Ulfilas produced a Gothic version for Europe in A.D. 330. The Armenian Bible, which agrees with the King James, has over 1,200 extant copies and was translated by Mesrob around the year 400. Sinaiticus and Vaticanus are clearly NOT the oldest and best manuscripts.
     

Facts about Westcott and Hort

Brooke Foss Westcott [1825-1901] and Fenton John Anthony Hort [1828-1892] were the two English "scholars" who produced the corrupt Greek text of the modern versions. Their dominating influence on the revision committee of 1871-1881 accounts for most of the corruption that we have today in modern translations. The Bible believer should keep several points in mind when discussing these two men. The following information is well documented in Final Authority, by William Grady, and in Riplinger's New Age Bible Versions:

  1. Together, the Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott and the Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort run over 1,800 pages. A personal salvation testimony is not given once for either man, and the name "Jesus" is found only nine times!

  2. Westcott was a firm believer in Mary worship, and Hort claimed that Mary worship had a lot in common with Jesus worship.

  3. Hort believed in keeping Roman Catholic sacraments.

  4. Hort believed in baptismal regeneration as taught in the Catholic church.

  5. Hort rejected the infallibility of Scripture.

  6. Hort took great interest in the works of Charles Darwin, while both he and Westcott rejected the literal account of Creation.

  7. Westcott did not believe in the Second Coming of Christ, the Millennium, or a literal Heaven.

  8. Both men rejected the doctrine of a literal Hell, and they supported prayers for the dead in purgatory.

  9. Hort refused to believe in the Trinity.

  10. Hort refused to believe in angels.

  11. Westcott confessed that he was a communist by nature.

  12. Hort confessed that he hated democracy in all it's forms.

  13. Westcott also did his share of beer drinking. In fact, only twelve years after the Revised Version was published, Westcott was a spokesman for a brewery.

  14. While working on their Greek text [1851-1871,] and while working on the Revision Committee for the Revised Version [1871-1881,] Westcott and Hort were also keeping company with "seducing spirits and doctrines of devils" [I Tim. 4:1.] Both men took great interest in occult practices and clubs. They started the Hermes Club in 1845, the Ghostly Guild in 1851, and Hort joined a secret club called The Apostles in the same year. They also started the Eranus Club in 1872. These were spiritualists groups which believed in such unscriptural practices as communicating with the dead [necromancy.]

  15. The Westcott and Hort Greek text was SECRETLY given to the Revision Committee.

  16. The members of the Revision Committee of 1881 were sworn to a pledge of secrecy in regard to the new Greek text being used, and they met in silence for ten years.

  17. The corrupt Greek text of Westcott and Hort was not released to the public until just five days before the debut of the Revised Version. This prevented Bible-believing scholars like Dean Burgon from reviewing it and exposing it for the piece of trash that it was.

QUESTION: Does this sound like an HONEST work of God or a DISHONEST work of the Devil?
 

Translating the King James Bible

Unlike Westcott, Hort, and the R.V. Committee, King James went through great efforts to guard the 1611 translation from errors. Please note the following:

  1. In 1604, King James announced that fifty-four Hebrew and Greek scholars had been appointed to translate a new Bible for English speaking people. The number was reduced to forty-seven by the time the work formally began in 1607.

  2. Rather than working together all at one location, these men were divided into six separate groups, which worked at three separate locations. There were two at Westminster, two at Oxford, and two at Cambridge.

  3. Each group was given a selected portion of Scripture to translate.

  4. Each scholar made his own translation of a book, and then passed it on to be reviewed by each member of his group.

  5. The whole group then went over the book together.

  6. Once a group had completed a book of the Bible, they sent it to be reviewed by the other five groups.

  7. All objectionable and questionable translating was marked and noted, and then it was returned to the original group for consideration.

  8. A special committee was formed by selecting one leader from each group. This committee worked out all of the remaining differences and presented a finished copy for the printers in 1611.

  9. This means that the King James Bible had to pass at least FOURTEEN examinations before going to press.

  10. Throughout this entire process, any learned individuals of the land could be called upon for their judgment, and the churches were kept informed of the progress.

QUESTION: Does THIS sound like an HONEST work of God or a DISHONEST work of the Devil?
 

The New King James Version

We will now give some special attention to one of the deadliest translations on the market - the New King James Version, first published in 1979. It is a deadly version because it's editors have succeeded in deceiving the body of Christ on two main points: [1] That it's a King James Bible [which is a lie,] and [2] that it's based on the Textus Receptus [which is only a partial truth.] The following information should be helpful when dealing with Christians who have been swindled by the Laodicean lovers of filthy lucre:

  1. The text of the NKJV is copyrighted by Thomas Nelson Publishers, while there is no copyright today on the text of the KJV. If your KJV has maps or notes, then it may have a copyright, but the text itself does not.

  2. There's nothing "new" about the NKJV logo. It is a "666" symbol of the pagan trinity which was used in the ancient Egyptian mysteries. It was also used by satanist Aleister Crowley around the turn of this century. The symbol can be seen on the New King James Bible, on certain rock albums [like Led Zepplin's,] or you can see it on the cover of such New Age books as The Aquarian Conspiracy. [See Riplinger's tract on the NKJV.]

  3. It is estimated that the NKJV makes over 100,000 translation changes, which comes to over eighty changes per page and about three changes per verse! A great number of these changes bring the NKJV in line with the readings of such Alexandrian perversions as the NIV and the RSV. Where changes are not made in the text, subtle footnotes often give credence to the Westcott and Hort Greek Text.

  4. While passing off as being true to the Textus Receptus, the NKJV IGNORES the Receptus over 1,200 times.

  5. In the NKJV, there are 22 omissions of "hell," 23 omissions of "blood," 44 omissions of "repent," 50 omissions of "heaven," 51 omissions of "God," and 66 omissions of "Lord." The terms "devils," "damnation," "JEHOVAH," and "new testament" are completely omitted.

  6. The NKJV demotes the Lord Jesus Christ. In John 1:3, the KJV says that all things were made "by" Jesus Christ, but in the NKJV, all things were just made "through" Him. The word "Servant" replaces "Son" in Acts 3:13 and 3:26. "Servant" replaces "child" in Acts 4:27 and 4:30. The word "Jesus" is omitted from Mark 2:15, Hebrews 4:8, and Acts 7:45.

  7. The NKJV confuses people about salvation. In Hebrews 10:14 it replaces "are sanctified" with "are being sanctified," and it replaces "are saved" with "are being saved" in I Corinthians 1:18 and II Corinthians 2:15. The words "may believe" have been replaced with "may continue to believe" in I John 5:13. The old straight and "narrow" way of Matthew 7:14 has become the "difficult" way in the NKJV.

  8. In II Corinthians 10:5 the KJV reads "casting down imaginations," but the NKJV reads "casting down arguments." The word "thought," which occurs later in the verse, matches "imaginations," not "arguments." This change weakens the verse.The KJV tells us to reject a "heretick" after the second admonition in Titus 3:10. The NKJV tells us to reject a "divisive man." How nice! Now the Alexandrians and Ecumenicals have justification for rejecting anyone they wish to label as "divisive men."According to the NKJV, no one would stoop so low as to "corrupt" God's word. No, they just "peddle" it [II Cor. 2:17.] The reading matches the Alexandrian versions.Since the NKJV has "changed the truth of God into a lie," it has also changed Romans 1:25 to read "exchanged the truth of God for the lie." This reading matches the readings of the new perversions, so how say ye it's a King James Bible?The NKJV gives us no command to "study" God's word in II Timothy 2:15.The word "science" is replaced with "knowledge" in I Timothy 6:20, although "science" has occurred in every edition of the KJV since 1611! How say ye it's a King James Bible?The Jews "require" a sign, according to I Corinthians 1:22 [and according to Jesus Christ - John 4:48,] but the NKJV says they only "request" a sign. They didn't "request" one when signs first appeared in Exodus 4, and there are numerous places throughout the Bible where God gives Israel signs when they haven't requested anything [Exo. 4, Exo. 31:13, Num. 26:10, I Sam. 2:34, Isa. 7:10-14, Luke 2:12, etc.] They "require" a sign, because signs are a part of their national heritage.The King James reading in II Corinthians 5:17 says that if any man is in Christ he is a new "creature," which matches the words of Christ in Mark 16:15. The cross reference is destroyed in the NKJV, which uses the word "creation."As a final note, we"d like to point out how the NKJV is very inconsistent in it's attempt to update the language of the KJV. The preface to the NKJV states that previous "revisions" of the KJV have "sought to keep abreast of changes in English speech," and also that they too are taking a "further step toward this objective." However, when taking a closer look at the language of the NKJV, we find that oftentimes they are stepping BACKWARDS!
     

The New Scofield Reference Bible

Another counterfeit "KJV" is the New Scofield Reference Bible [NSRB.] "King James Version" is clearly printed on the cover, but since when has it been safe to judge a book by it's cover? Please note the following:

  1. Dr. C.I. Scofield had been dead many years when the NSRB was published in 1967. He would have never approved of having his name on a "bible" that alters the text of the KJV. The 1909 and 1917 editions of the Scofield Reference Bible do NOT change the text. Therefore the NSRB of 1967 is NOT a Scofield Bible and it is NOT a KJV.

  2. Dr. Scofield would have never referred to baptism as a "sacrament," but the NSRB takes the liberty to do so in an Acts 8 footnote.

  3. The NSRB changes the KJV with "better readings" in over 6,500 places.

  4. In the introduction to the NSRB, 1967 edition, E. Schuyler English tries to justify changing the KJV text on the basis that Dr. Scofield saw the need to update his reference Bible after only eight years. Yes, Dr. Scofield did update his Bible after only eight years, but HE NEVER CHANGED THE TEXT!, and he never granted anyone else permission to do so. Only the NOTES were revised! [The Judgment Seat of Christ is going to be very interesting to say the least]

  5. In many places the NSRB agrees with the readings of the new translations, rather than the KJV, so it cannot possibly be a KJV. For example, "a son of the gods" appears in Daniel 3:25, rather than "the Son of God" [KJV.] In Genesis 1:28, Adam is told to "fill" the earth, instead of "replenish" it, which isn't the same at all. A great reference to television and magazines is destroyed when the NSRB replaces "pictures" with "stone idols" in Numbers 33:52. Then, of course, the NSRB lines up right behind the ASV in places like I Timothy 6:20, Acts 4:27, and Romans 1:25.

  6. Dr. William Grady addresses the NSRB in his book, Final Authority. His research includes the following on page 316: "A random survey of the NSRB margins in Philippians alone revealed a total of 29 changes from the King James Bible. Of these, twenty-one [72%] were traced to either the RSV or the NASV. The skeptic can ckeck it out for himself: Philippians 1:7, 8, 23, 27; 2:1, 15, 25, 27, 28; 3:1, 8, 17, 19, 20, 21; 4:3, 6, 14, 15, 21, and 22." The "New Scofield Reference Bible" in the "King James Version" is NOT new, is NOT a Scofield Bible, and it is certainly NOT a King James Version.
     

The Various Editions of the 1611 A.V.

If someone decides to produce a "new Bible version," then they must also convince Christians that there is a NEED and a justifiable CAUSE for the new version. One of the deceitful excuses being used today for producing new versions is that the King James Bible has been revised several times since 1611, and that a new revision is needed once again. While spreading this piece of deceitful misinformation, the KJV critics hold their breath, hoping that no one will be intelligent enough to ask for specific details about these "revisions." The many revisions that have occurred since 1881 bear NO RESEMBLANCE to the various EDITIONS of the KJV prior to 1881. The modern revisors are just trying to justify their sins!

There were only FOUR actual EDITIONS of the King James Bible produced after 1611: 1629, 1638, 1762, and 1769. These were not translations [like the new versions SINCE 1881,] and they really weren't even "revisions." The 1629 edition was simply an effort to correct printing errors, and two of the original King James translators assisted in the work.

The 1638 edition of the KJV also dealt with printing errors, especially words and clauses overlooked by the printers. About 72% of the textual corrections in the KJV were done by 1638, only 27 years after the first printing.

Please bear in mind the fact that printing was a very laborious task prior to 1800. Publishing a flawless work was almost impossible. Even today, with computers and advanced word processors, printing errors are still frequently made. Imagine what it was like in the 1600's!

Then, in 1762 and 1769, two final editions of the KJV were published. Both of these involved spelling changes, which became necessary as the English language became more stabilized and spelling rules were established. There were no new translations, and there were really no new revisions published in 1629, 1638, 1762, or 1769. These were simply EDITIONS of the 1611 KJV, which corrected printing errors and spelling. Those who try to equate these editions with the modern translations are just being deceitful or stupid - or both. The many other so-called "revisions" of the KJV that occurred in 1613, 1616, 1617, and 1743 are nothing more than running changes and touch-up work at the printers. The REAL revisions and translations do not start appearing until 1881 [RV] and 1901 [ASV.] So if some punk walks up with a smirky grin on his face and asks you, "So which King James Bible do you have, the 1611, the 1629, the 1638, the 1762, or the 1769?," you can simply state that you have a 1769 edition of the King James 1611 Authorized Version.

Dr. David F. Reagan has an excellent pamphlet available on this subject. It can be ordered from: Trinity Baptist Temple Bookstore, 5709 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN, 37918. Telephone: 615-688-0780.
 

Why the KJV Translators Did Not Accept the Apocrypha as Scripture

Another favorite lie of the critics is that the original KJV of 1611 included the Apocrypha, which no true Christian today accepts as Scripture. The Apocrypha is a collection of several pagan writings which the Catholic church accepts as inspired Scripture. In fact, the Council of Trent [1546] pronounced a CURSE upon anyone who denied that these books were inspired. The King James translators did NOT consider the books to be inspired Scripture, nor did they include them in the canon as such. They merely placed the Apocryphal books BETWEEN the Old and New testament as a historical document, not as Scripture. Their reasons for not accepting the Apocrypha as Scripture are listed on page 185-186 of the book Translators Revived, by Alexander McClure. The seven reasons are basically as follows:

  1. Not one of them is in the Hebrew language like the rest of the Old Testament books.

  2. Not one of the writers lays any claim to inspiration.

  3. These books were never acknowledged as sacred Scriptures by the Jewish church, and therefore were never sanctioned by our Lord.

  4. They were not allowed a place among the sacred books, during the first four centuries of the Christian church.

  5. They contain fabulous statements, and statements which contradict not only the canonical Scriptures, but themselves. For example, in the Books of Maccabees alone, Antiochus Epiphanes dies three times in three places!

  6. It inculcates doctrines at variance with the Bible, such as prayers for the dead and sinless perfection.

  7. It teaches immoral practices, such as lying, suicide, assassination and magical incantation.
     

"Errors" in the King James Bible

Critics of the KJV have a nasty habit of pointing out what they believe to be errors, contradictions, and mistranslations in the Authorized Version. The sad fact is that they usually point these things out to young men and women in Christian colleges who do not know any better. Many young Christians, including young preachers, are having their faith in God's word destroyed by the very people they look to for spiritual guidance!

These so-called "errors" that are presented by such infidels have been explained and written about so many times that it's a shame to even have to mention it again. There isn't enough space in a booklet of this size to embark upon a lengthy rebuttle of such claims. Besides, it has already been done quite well by others. Nevertheless, for the sake of showing the reader the nature of the so-called "errors" in the AV, we will take the time to briefly deal with just a few:

  1. According to the critics, the word "Easter" in Acts 12:4 is a mistranslation, because the Greek word is"pascha," and it is translated "passover" twenty-eight times in the New Testament, and it should be translated likewise in Acts 12:4.

This is what happens when a man is so hung up on "the Greek" that he can't read plain English. It should NOT be translated "passover" because the Passover had already passed. The "days of unleavened bread" had already begun [vs. 3,] which means the Passover was over [Num. 28:16-18; Exo. 12:13-18.] The Passover was always the fourteenth day of the first month, while the days of unleavened bread ran from the fifteenth through the twenty-first. Herod could not have been waiting for the Passover. Besides, why would a Gentile king like Herod be concerned about a Jewish feast day? "Easter" is from the pagan "Ishtar," the goddess that the pagans worshipped - Rome included. Herod wanted to wait until his pagan holiday was over before bringing Peter out to the people.

  1. I John 5:7 is also the subject of much debate. It is argued that the verse lacks manuscript evidence and does not belong in the Bible. Being one of the greatest verses in the Bible on the Trinity, we should be suspicious of any oppositions to it.

The verse should NOT be omitted from the Bible. It is found in Greek manuscript 61, which probably forced Erasmus to include it in his third edition Greek text of 1522.

I John 5:7 is also found in Codex Ravianus, and in the margins of 88 and 629. It is also found in Old Latin manuscripts r and Speculum. It was quoted by Cyprian around A.D. 250, and two Spanish Bishops quoted it in the fourth century [Priscillkian and Idacius Clarus.] Several African writers quote it in the fifth century, and Cassiodorus quotes it in the sixth century in Italy. The fact that Siniaticus and Vaticanus do not include the verse means nothing to a true Bible believer. After all, Vaticanus omits the entire book of Revelation, while keeping the Apocrypha!

  1. Many argue that the KJV is in error with it's use of the word "devils" instead of "demons." Again, this is due to an over emphasis on "the Greek" as well as a lack of faith in God's ability to preserve His words in English. While protesting that "daimon" should be translated "demon," many have overlooked a great truth which the Holy Spirit has preserved in the King's English. There is one true "Son of God," but many "sons of God." There is one true "Church," the Bride of Christ, but many local "churches." Likewise, there is one "Devil," but many "devils" under his control.

The word "demon" itself does not necessarily imply an evil spirit. Even Webster's 1828 dictionary states that "the ancients believed that there were good and evil demons...," and New Agers of today believe likewise. Therefore, God led the KJV translators to translate "devils" instead of "demons" because every "daimon" in the Bible IS an evil spirit. The word "devil" makes that clear. Every "devil" in the Bible is under the authority of their father "the Devil."

  1. Then we have "contradictions" like Exodus 24:10 and John 1:18. Exodus says the Israelites SAW God, while Jesus said in John that "no man hath seen God at any time." Contradiction, right? No, it's only a matter of rightly dividing the word of truth [which you may not be practicing if II Tim. 2:15 has been altered in your "bible."] God is a Trinity, just like you and I. We"re a body, a soul, and a spirit [I Ths. 5:23.] The Israelites saw a physical manifestation of God, but not the SOUL of God, just as no one has ever seen your soul.

  2. Numbers 25:9 says that 24,000 people died in a plague, but I Corinthians 10:8 says that only 23,000 died. Read I Corinthians 10:8 again and notice that 23,000 fell "in one day." The 24,000 died altogether in a few days. You see, these are the kind of "errors" in the King James Bible. These are the reasons given for you to throw away your Bible and buy a new one. don't fall for it. I have learned to always give God the benefit of a doubt, and to count the critics guilty until proven innocent. So far I've been right. Anytime I see an "error" in the KJV I just assume that I'm not learned enough in the Scriptures to explain it, but that it is NOT an error. I just pray about it and trust God. I NEVER correct the Book that God has honored for so long. Thank God, I'm not that stupid.
     

Fifty Stumbling Stones of the Laodicean Translations

In this final section, I'd like to point out one of the best things about the new versions. What might that be? It is the fact that we know where they're going to alter God's word before they do it! We know how to "check"em out" without having to waste our God-given time reading the whole translation. The following list includes fifty "check points" which anyone can use to expose a new translation. No translation will be guilty on all fifty counts, but any translation since 1881 will alter God's word enough to prove that the revisionists do not have God's best interest in heart. For emphasis, I'll present these items from Satan's standpoint, briefly illustrating his purpose for many of the changes:

  1. Genesis 1:29. Omit the word "meat" since there is no real flesh in the verse, only plant life. This will destroy the cross reference to the "meat offering" of Leviticus 2, which is really a GRAIN offering with no flesh. The Bible has it's own built in dictionary, but let's not allow people to know it.

  2. Genesis 3:5. Alter the word "gods" and the cross references to Psalm 82, I Corinthians 8:5, and II Corinthians 4:4 will be destroyed.

  3. Genesis 22:1. The word "tempt" in the verse should be replaced with "try." Here's another case of the "built-in dictionary." James 1:2-3 explains the kind of tempting that this was, but let's hide it from as many Christians as possible.

  4. Numbers 33:52. Someone might use the word "pictures" as a reference to television. Throw it out!

  5. Isaiah 7:14. Attack the virgin birth by omitting the word "virgin." After all, the Hebrew word "almah" can mean a virgin, a damsel, or just a young woman. Laodicean Christians are too lazy to check Matthew 1:23 to see how Matthew translated it.

  6. Daniel 3:25. There's Jesus Christ in the Old Testament! can't have that! Someone might get the idea that he's eternal. Change "the Son of God" to "a son of the gods."

  7. Micah 5:2. Another chance to attack the eternal existence of Christ. Throw out "everlasting."

  8. Zechariah 9:9. We"re not interested in anyone being SAVED, so omit the words "having salvation."

  9. Matthew 1:25. Omit "firstborn" because it shows the reader that Mary had other children after Jesus and did NOT remain a perpetual virgin. They"ll never think to check Psalm 69:8, Galatians 1:19, or John 7:5.

  10. Matthew 5:22. Let's create a contradiction by omitting the words "without a cause." This will make Jesus contradict Paul in Ephesians 4:26.

  11. Matthew 6:13. Omit the "kingdom," the "power," and the "glory."

  12. Matthew 27:54. Change "the Son of God" to "a son of God."

  13. Mark 1:1. This is the only Gospel which refers to Christ as the "Son of God" in the very first verse. Throw it out.

  14. Mark 16:9-20. Either throw out the last twelve verses of Mark or raise doubt about them in the margins and footnotes. The less we read of a resurrected Christ the better.

  15. Luke 1:34. Change Mary's words "I know not a man" to "I have no husband." This will allow for possible fornication between Mary and Joseph, which could make Joseph the father of Jesus.

  16. Luke 2:33. Attack the virgin birth again by replacing "Joseph" with "father."

  17. Luke 4:4. Omit "by every word of God." No one will think to check Deuteronomy 8:3.

  18. Luke 23:42. Here's a sinner being saved by calling upon the name of the "Lord," which is in perfect tune with Romans 10:13. Replace the divine title "Lord" with the human name "Jesus."

  19. Luke 24:51. Raise doubt about the ascension of Christ by omitting the words "carried up into heaven." Hopefully, no one will check Luke's later comments in Acts 1:1-2.

  20. John 1:14. Omit the word "begotten," just like in John 1:18, 3:16, and 3:18.

  21. Acts 1:3. Omit the word "infallible." Nothing is infallible.

  22. Acts 4:27. Jesus wasn't God's "child." He was only His "servant."

  23. Acts 8:37. Either omit the entire verse or raise doubt about it, because this verse states that scriptural water baptism is conditional upon BELIEF.

  24. Acts 12:4. Change "Easter" to "passover." No one will ever read Exodus and Numbers to find the truth.

  25. Acts 17:22. Change "superstitious" to "religious."

  26. Romans 1:18. Let's change "hold the truth in unrighteousness" to "suppress the truth," which is a much weaker reading.

  27. Romans 1:25. Let's say they "exchanged the truth of God for a lie" instead of "changed the truth of God into a lie."

  28. Romans 1:29. Throw out "fornication."

  29. Romans 10:17. Replace the word "God" with "Christ." This will teach that faith comes by rallying around the person of Jesus alone and not by feeding on every word of God [Luke 4:4.]

  30. Romans 14:10. Change the word "Christ" to "God." This will prevent anyone from realizing that Jesus Christ is God when they read verse twelve.

  31. I Corinthians 1:22. Change "require" to "request," and destroy the great truth about signs being for Israel.

  32. II Corinthians 2:17. Since we are guilty of corrupting the word of God, replace the word "corrupt" with "peddle."

  33. II Corinthians 5:17. Replace the word "creature" with "creation," although Mark 16:15 says "creature."

  34. Ephesians 1:7. Throw out the "blood."

  35. Philippians 3:21. People don't have "vile" bodies. They just have "lowly" bodies.

  36. Colossians 1:14. Throw out the "blood."

  37. I Thessalonians 5:22. Omit the word "appearance" so Christians will not be very concerned about their testimony.

  38. I Timothy 3:16. The verse says that "God was manifest in the flesh." Attack the Deity of Christ and the Incarnation by throwing "God" clear out of the verse.

  39. I Timothy 6:10. Change "all evil" to "all kinds of evil." 40. I Timothy 6:20. Since many heresies are taught today in the name of "science," and this verse gives a strong warning against "science falsely so-called," change the word "science" to "knowledge."

  40. II Timothy 2:15. This is the only command in the Bible to "study" the word of God. Omit the word "study."

  41. James 5:16. Let's justify Roman Catholic confessionals by changing the word "faults" to "sins."

  42. I Peter 5:11. Omit "glory" and "dominion."

  43. I John 1:7. Omit the word "Christ."

  44. I John 4:3. Omit the words "Christ is come in the flesh."

  45. I John 5:7. There's the Trinity! Throw out the whole verse or insert marginal notes to raise doubt about it.

  46. Revelation 1:5. Omit the word "blood."

  47. Revelation 5:9. Omit the word "blood."

  48. Revelation 11:15. Change the many "kingdoms" that Jesus Christ will receive to one singular "kingdom."

  49. Revelation 11:17. Attack the Second Coming of Christ by omitting the words "art to come."
     

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado [CNN] -"Sons of God" are becoming "children of God" and "brothers" will now be "brothers and sisters" in a top-selling translation of the Bible.

The changes in some gender-specific terms are among several revisions readers will discover in Today's New International Version of the Bible when it becomes available this spring.

"We firmly believe that to effect positive change in our world, we must communicate with today's generations in the English they are being taught and that they speak," Peter Bradley, president of the Colorado-based International Bible Society, said in a prepared statement.

"To accomplish this mission, we must make certain that Scripture is presented in a way that is unquestionably accurate and perfectly clear."

The update of the New International Version, first published in 1978, replaces some gender-specific terms with language that could apply to both sexes. But it only does so where the text clearly didn't intend to refer to a particular gender, according to the IBS, which sponsored the translation.

The revision occasionally uses a generic plural pronoun, like "they," in the place of a masculine singular pronoun, the IBS says, but retains male terminology in all references to God.

IBS communications director Larry Lincoln said some are erroneously referring to the change as "gender-neutral."

"The TNIV is, in fact, gender-accurate," he told CNN.

Among other changes, the IBS says the revision has incorporated more commonly used language when it improves understanding without changing the meaning. Mary, for example, is described as "pregnant" instead of "with child."

The Today's New International Version also features changes in spelling and syntax along with some word changes. The term "O," for example, was omitted because it's no longer commonly used.

The updated translation of the New Testament will be released this spring, but a compete version including the Old Testament won't be available until 2005. it's being published in North America by Michigan-based Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

In addition to the updated option, the New International Version will continue to be published in its current form.

Development of the earlier version started in 1965 when committees from the Christian Reformed Church and the National Association of Evangelicals saw a need for a new English translation. More than 150 million copies of the version have been distributed worldwide.
 

FEMINIST NIV TO APPEAR SOON IN A BOOKSTORE NEAR YOU
by David Cloud

I obtained copies of both of those for my library and wrote an article about them on April 19, 1997, titled "An NIV for Every Person."

Because of pressure from various evangelical groups, including Focus on the Family, J.I. Packer, and some of the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the IBS announced on May 27, 1997, that they had dropped their plans for an inclusive language NIV in the United States. They stated, "IBS has abandoned all plans for gender-related changes in future editions of the New International Version."

Two days later, we published an article titled "Inclusive Language NIV to Be Discontinued?" in which we warned that the IBS would eventually break their promise and publish a feminist NIV in the States. We observed that " this new position does not reflect a change of heart in regard to corrupting the Word of God, but was a response to the potential loss of sales." We further stated, "It is too early to know the future of inclusive language editions of the NIV. Could it not be that the IBS is planning merely to wait a few more years when the climate is a little more lenient and then publish its inclusive language NIV in the States? Given the history of these Bible publishers, we are convinced this is precisely what will happen."

In the May 29, 1997, article, we also made the following observation about the opposition of James Dobson and other evangelical leaders to the inclusive language NIV:

"WE FIND IT INTERESTING THAT POPULAR CHRISTIAN LEADERS WILL TAKE A STAND AGAINST INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE TRANSLATION BUT THEY TURN A BLIND EYE TO OTHER SERIOUS ISSUES AFFECTING BIBLE TEXTS AND VERSIONS. J.I. Packer criticized the inclusive language NIV, calling it the "feminist edition." Focus on the Family's James Dobson wrote an article opposing the inclusive language NIV, concluding with these words: "If we would not change a comma in the Gettysburg Address, why in the name of heaven would we tamper with the Word of God?" Dobson quoted Revelation 22:18-19 in support of his position against tampering with the Word of God. That is an excellent position. The problem is that these same men seem to care almost nothing about the thousands of words that are changed in the modern critical Greek text. They also support various undependable English versions. In 1984, Dobson came out in support of the International Children's Version New Testament, which is written on a third-grade level. It is impossible to translate the Bible on a third-grade level without perverting it, for the simple fact that God did not write it on a third-grade level. Dobson criticizes the International Bible Society for changing the Word of God to conform to feminist thinking. Why is this more serious than changing the Word of God to conform to a lower reading level? We do not believe man has the right to change the Word of God for any reason. In 1995, J.I. Packer praised Eugene Peterson's translation entitled "The Message," a new paraphrase or dynamic equivalency version. [Consider, for example, this perversion of John 3:5 as it appears in "The Message": "Jesus said, you're not listening. Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation - the wind hovering over the water creation, the invisible moving the visible, a baptism into a new lifeit's not possible to enter God's kingdom."] These same men also look askance at the defender of the Received Text and the King James Bible, implying that such are fringe trouble makers who cannot be taken seriously, even though the King James Bible defender is standing on precisely the same principle as that stated in opposition to inclusive language versions: God's Word is pure in every detail, and we will not accept textual and translational changes from the preserved text. When, for example, the critical Greek text removes the word "God" from 1 Timothy 3:16, we do not say, "Well, that is only one word and it is therefore relatively insignificant." No, we say, the word "God" was in our Bibles in this verse through the centuries and we will not allow modern textual critics to remove it. We will fight for every word of the Bible. For this we are labeled fanatics by most Christian leaders today. Thus, we are not impressed with this attempt on their part to be defenders of a pure Bible. Their defense has a hollow ring to it. It is "too little, too late.""
 

EXAMPLES OF THE CHANGES IN THE INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE NIV

The Today's New International Version New Testament will not appear in bookstores until the spring, and we have not seen a copy of it; but the inclusive language editions of the New International Version already in print make such changes as the following: "brethren" is changed to "brothers and sisters," "man" is changed to "humankind" or "people," "he" is sometimes changed to "they," and sons of God is changed to "children of God."

Following are some examples from the Hodder & Stoughton New International Inclusive Language edition of 1995:
 

PSALM 8:4

KJV: "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE NIV: "What are mere mortals that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?"
 

PSALM 34:20

KJV: "He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken."

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE NIV: "He protects all their bones, not one of them will be broken."

This translation corrupts a key prophetic passage. Psalm 34:20 refers to Christ and the fact that His bones were not broken on the cross. John 19:32-36 was a direct fulfillment of Psalm 34:20. The inclusive language NIV changes the singular masculine pronoun "his" to the plural pronoun "their," thereby destroying its prophetic significance.
 

LUKE 17:3

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

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE NIV: "Rebuke a brother or sister who sins, and if they repent, forgive them."
 

JOHN 6:44

KJV: "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE NIV: "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day."
 

JOHN 14:23

KJV: "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE NIV: "Those who love me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them."

This is typical of the incredible perversion of Scripture represented by the inclusive language NIV. The singular pronouns are changed to plural. Christ's sweet and lovely promise to individuals is rendered ineffective by the change to general plural pronouns. Further, "my words" is changed to "my teaching," thus rendering Christ's emphasis on the words of Scripture ineffective by replacing it with the more general idea of teaching.
 

REVELATION 3:20

KJV: "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE NIV: "I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with them, and they with me."

Again, Christ's tender promise to individuals who receive Him is destroyed by the corrupt inclusive language rendition.
 

TO PLEASE THE FEMINISTS

We believe the inclusive language NIV is a response to the pressure from clamoring feminists and their sympathizers, though the NIV publishers deny that this is the case. The NIV Committee for Biblical Translation [CBT] has been working on the inclusive language edition for years. Larry Walker, a member of the NIV's CBT, noted that pressure for such a version came from women who "felt left out" by the traditional language. Pressure also came from the publishers of the NIV in Britain [Hodder and Stoughton.] "In England, sales of the New Revised Standard Version, a unisex language revision of the RSV, put such pressure on the NIV that Hodder and Stoughton demanded a new version in order to compete" [World, March 29, 1997, p. 12.] Thus, we see the money factor, which plays such a large role in the modern Bible version issue
 

OTHER BIBLE PUBLISHERS INVOLVED

In its letter of Jan. 18, 2002, the International Bible Society noted that its ongoing inclusive language work has been conducted "in accordance with its own guidelines and the guidelines established by the International Forum of Bible Agencies." This agency brings together 18 Bible translation and publishing organizations that are allegedly "responsible for more than 90 percent of the translation work done around the world."
 

Following are the organizations that, according to the International Bible Society claim, are involved somehow with the IBS's inclusive language work:

The Bible League
Book of Life
Evangel Bible Translators
Hosanna Ministries
Institute for Bible Translation [IBT]
International Bible Society [IBS]
Lutheran Bible Translators [LBT]
Lockman Foundation [publishers of the New American Standard Version]
Open Doors
New Tribes Mission
Pioneer Bible Translators
Scripture Gift Mission International [SGM]
Scripture Union [SU]
SIM
Summer Institute of Linguistics [SIL]
United Bible Societies [UBS]
Wycliffe International

If these organizations are opposed to inclusive language Bible translation, they need to speak up and be heard and they need to separate themselves from the International Forum of Bible Agencies and the International Bible Society.
 

NIV PUBLISHING HOUSE OWNED BY PUBLISHER OF IMMORAL MOVIES AND BOOKS

Zondervan, the publisher of the New International Version, is owned by Harper Collins Publishers. As we reported some years ago, this is a subsidiary of The News Corporation, the chairman and chief executive officer of which is Rupert Murdoch. He also owns 20th Century Fox Films, the London Times, and the New York Post. It was observed recently by a reader, "The same man and his enterprises that puts out the New International Version also puts out some of the sleaziest television content, movies, and hard-core pornography magazines. The same group that holds the copyright of the text of the NIV used in churches across the land publishes books such as Making Out, the Book of Lesbian Sex and Sexuality."
 

STAND IN THE OLD PATHS

Friends, I am glad that God has given me a dependable Bible in the English language, and that I don't have to base my Christian life upon the ever-changing world of the modern versions. When I stand on the Authorized Version, I am standing on a translation that is the product of an intensive series of scholarly revisions beginning with the masterly version of the martyr William Tyndale and ending with the unparalleled committee appointed by King James I. It came from the fires of persecution. It was created at the apex of the development of the English language. It has stood the test of time, and I have found that those who want to understand it can do so. Every type of Bible study tool is available to help people understand the Authorized Version.

I am also glad for those churches which stand in the old paths and do not entertain every innovation that comes along, that have an absolute Biblical authority in the Authorized Version, and have, therefore, true biblical unity of mind and heart in that the members accept the same Bible standard

Those who don't like absolute Biblical authority are delighted with the modern versions. The ecumenical crowd loves the modern versions. Rome loves them [in addition to her papal pronouncements, traditions, and dogmas, of course.] The modernist loves them [though he doesn't believe a word of them.] The cults love them [though they love their own authoritative writings more.] New Evangelicals love them [especially that part about "judge not."] The charismatic crowd [when they are not too busy flopping around on the floor and laughing hysterically or otherwise occupied with some weird experience] loves them.

An absolute "thus saith the Lord" has been replaced with "some manuscripts say this and some say that and we aren't sure of anything but we are definitely scholarly." Every man can be his own little god and can pick and choose among the plethora of versions the "word of God" which feels right for him.

That's not for me, and I trust it is not for you, either, dear reader. Stand in the old paths. You won't regret it.
 

CONCLUSION

The prediction we made in 1997 is now a reality, but it was not a difficult one to make. Even a cursory look at the Bible publishing industry today would convince most people that they are in the business for money. Period. If Revelation 22:18-19 is true, they are in BIG trouble.

"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."

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