DAVID J. STEWART

“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” ―GOD (Psalm 94:16) JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN!!! “I am the way, the truth, and the life; NO MAN cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME.” —Jesus Christ (John 14:6)


King James Bible Audio Drama with Music and Sound Effects

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother God Goes to Children's Church: Feminist Theology for the Toddler Set

Mother God Goes to Children's Church: Feminist Theology
for the Toddler Set
May 25, 2004
by Russell D. Moore

There are places one expects to find feminist theology: the university doctoral seminar or the New Age spirituality section of the neighborhood bookstore. One does not expect to find radical feminist theism at sing-a-long time at Vacation Bible School or church camp. That may be about to change.

Feminist theologian Jann Aldredge-Clanton, a Baptist, has teamed up with North Carolina Baptist minister of music Larry E. Schultz to author "Imagine God!"-a children's musical that uses "a variety of feminine, masculine, and non-gender images of God." The musical also draws on pantheism, the concept that God is the life presence within all things, an idea popularized within feminist circles by process theology and "creation spirituality." Thus, the lyrics of the musical state: "God is in us and above, She and He and so much more."

With this the case, children in this musical sing lyrics such as "Our God is a Mother and a Father too, and God is a Friend who will always see us through/ Our God is a Sister who loves you and me, and God is a Brother who sets us free." The lyrics speak of God as "Mother Eagle," refer to the Deity with feminine pronouns, and appropriate the "Sophia" devotion currently popular among feminist groups in several mainline Protestant denominations.

At first glance, it might seem that this children's musical is just fringe spirituality outside the orbit of the local congregation. But the musical is published by Choristers Guild, a major producer of music for churches. And it comes with the hearty endorsement of Baptist theologian Molly T. Marshall, until 1994 on the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and now perhaps the preeminent theologian of "moderate" Baptists in the South. Marshall writes that Aldredge-Clanton and Schultz "perceptively understand that transforming the church's language for God can profitably begin with children, whose imaginations are less bound to traditional images." Marshall notes that this musical "offers a fresh vision of the Triune God who reveals self in all of creation, especially through human creatures who share the divine imagination."

The feminist theologians are correct indeed that it is easier to transform the imaginations of children in thinking about God. This is precisely what is so dangerous here. Children are indeed "less bound" to "masculine" images of God as Father, Lord, and King at an early age than they will be after years of teaching from the church. But the question is: from where did the church get these images?

The answer, of course, is from the God who has named Himself through His apostles and prophets in Holy Scripture. He is the One who "imagines" Himself as "He"-and as "Father" and "Son" and "Lord." This was not mere cultural accommodation. After all, the Canaanite landscape was filled with "feminine images for the divine (Judges 6:25-26)," and yet the people of God remained with God's self-revelation about Himself. The first-century Roman world was indeed ready for language about "Mother God." They, after all, adored female deities such as Artemis of the Ephesians (Acts 19:24-35). And yet, Jesus and his followers consistently spoke of God as "Father." The concept of the "Mother God" or "Sister Spirit" was embraced early on after the ascension of Jesus by the Gnostic heresy movements-and these theologies were rejected resoundingly by the apostolic and post-apostolic fathers precisely because they violated God's self-revelation in Scripture.

What is at stake here are not whether the church will accommodate more "gender inclusive" language, but instead the doctrines of God and revelation-and indeed the Gospel itself. Aldredge-Clanton argues in the preface of the musical that such language-indeed all language for God-is "metaphorical" and thus there are many ways the church can "imagine" the Deity. Marshall's comments, as brief as they are, are tortured in their attempts to avoid using personal pronouns for this genderless Deity: God doesn't reveal Himself or Herself or Itself, but just "Self." This is precisely the problem. Feminist theology abandons all of God's self-revelation to "metaphor" at the cost of the personal nature of God. God no longer is Father; He is like a Father-or a mother or an eagle or a baker-woman.

Thus, it is a sad trajectory to watch as feminist theologians continue in their respective journeys, speaking of God ultimately in impersonal terms such as "the Divine" or the "ground of being"-anything to avoid speaking of Him as "Him." Such an impersonal vision of God is closer to the unblinking Allah of Islam than to the "Abba Father" of Jesus and the apostles.

Most evangelical churches would never see such a bizarre musical performed. And yet it is a reminder of how serious the stakes are for the theological grounding of our children. We must remember that the heretic Arius spread his views of Jesus as a created Being by teaching children to sing ditties about the time when "He was not."

Today too many of our churches see music for children not as an opportunity to pass on the faith once for all delivered to the saints, but as an entertainment opportunity for adults to watch their children "perform" for them. Too many of our churches see children's Bible study as babysitting-and so we choose Sunday school teachers more gifted in crowd control than in the teaching of the oracles of God.

There is too much at stake for this. Instead our churches must recapture the priority of grounding our children-through music as well as through instruction and example-in the biblical revelation of the God of Jesus Christ. And that means we must embrace the ancient truth of what is increasingly seen as a counter-cultural and outdated theological claim: "Praise Him, Praise Him, all ye little children/ God is love, God is love."

SOURCE


Is God / the Bible Sexist?

Is God Male or Female?

Judith Christ Bible?

TNIV: Translation Treason

Feminist Theology?


How does a person get to Heaven?

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

Is God / the Bible sexist?

Is God / the Bible sexist?

During the Old Testament the whole world was a patriarchal society. That status of history is very clear - not only in Scripture but in the social mores that governed most societies in the world. By modern value systems and worldly human viewpoint that is called sexist. God ordained the order in society not man and He is the author of the establishment principles of authority. However, like everything else, the fall man has corrupted this order and that has resulted in the inequality of the standing of men and women through out history. The exclusion and the discrimination that we find in our world is not new and is the result of the fall of man and the introduction of sin - which is rebellion against God. Therefore, we can rightly say that the term and the practice of sexism is a result of - a product of the sin of mankind. The progressive revelation of the Bible leads us to the cure for sexism and indeed all of the sinful practices of the human race.

         To find and maintain a spiritual balance between the God ordained positions of authority we must look to Scripture. The New Testament is the fulfillment of the old and in it we find principles that tell us the correct line of authority and the cure for sin, the ill of all mankind, and that includes discrimination based upon gender.

         The Cross of Christ is the great equalizer. John 3:16 says, "Whosoever will" and that is an all inclusive statement that leaves no one out on the basis of position in society, mental capacity or gender. We also find a passage in Galatians that tells us of our equal opportunity for salvation. "26 For we are all the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ. 27 for as many of you as have been baptized (identified) into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male or female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:26-28). There is no sexism at the foot of the Cross.

         The Bible is not sexist. Why? Because it accurately portrays the results of sin and does not "guild the lily". The Bible records all kinds of sin; slavery and bondage and the failures of its greatest heroes yet it also gives us the answer and the cure for those sins against God and His established order. That answer? It is a right relationship with God. In the Old Testament it was looking forward to the supreme sacrifice and each time a sacrifice for sin was made it was teaching the need for reconciliation to God. In the New Testament the "Lamb that takes away the sin of the world" was born, died, buried and rose again and then ascended to His place in Heaven and there He intercedes for us. It is through belief in Him that the cure for sin is found and that includes the sin of sexism.

         The charge of the sexism of the Bible is based upon a lack of knowledge of Scripture. When men and women of all ages have taken their God ordained places and lived according to "Thus says the LORD" then there is a wonderful balance between the genders and that balance is what God began with and it is what He will end with. There is an inordinate amount of attention paid to the various products of sin and not to the root of it. It is only when there is personal reconciliation with God through the LORD Jesus Christ that we find true equality. "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).

SOURCE


Is God Male or Female?

Mother God?

Judith Christ Bible?

TNIV: Translation Treason

Feminist Theology?


How does a person get to Heaven?

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

NIV 2011 ATTACKS THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST!

NIV 2011 ATTACKS THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST!
by David J. Stewart

Jude 1:11, “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.”

      A popular doctrine of devils is that God the Father created all things THROUGH the Son, and not BY the Son. The demonic Jehovah's Witness and Seventh Day Adventist cults teach this heresy. The founder of the Jehovah's Witness religion, Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916), wrote his own corrupt Bible and called it... you guessed it, the NEW WORLD TRANSLATION! How creepy is that? Obviously Russell was a part of the New World Order, which has been in the development for hundreds of years since the Illuminati of 1775.

All modern Bibles are based upon the heretical work of two unsaved modernists, Fenton Hort (1828-1892) and Brooke Westcott (1825-1901). Having said that, the NIV 2011 is as corrupt as can be; it is based upon the demonic texts of Westcott and Hort; it teaches the SAME exact Jehovah's Witness' heresy concerning creation “through” Christ or “in” Christ, but not “by” Christ.

Here is John 1:3 from the perverted New International Version of 2011, aka, NIV 2011...

John 1:3 (New International Version, ©2011)

3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

Now here is what the inspired and trustworthy King James Bible says...

John 1:3, “All things were made BY HIM; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

There is a big difference between the words “through” and “by,” evidenced irrefutably by the false teaching by Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses that Jesus didn't create anything of His own power; but rather, God the Father created all things THROUGH Christ.

That is not what the Bible teaches. In sharp contrast, the Bible plainly teaches that Jesus Christ created all things by the Word of His mouth, i.e., by the Word of God. 2nd Peter 3:5, “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water.”

Again, the Devil's NIV 2011 corrupts the Scriptures in Colossians 1:16...

Colossians 1:16 (New International Version, ©2011)

16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

Now here is what the inspired and trustworthy King James Bible says...

Colossians 1:16, “For BY HIM were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.”

The King James Bible says that “by Him,” that is, by Jesus Christ, were all things created. The Scriptures attribute creation directly to the Lord Jesus Christ; and not merely “through” Him, nor “in” Him as false religions and corrupt Bibles teach.

The significance of this important Bible doctrine is the deity of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ came to earth as 100% man and 100% God. Jesus existed before He became incarnate. We see Christ pre-incarnate throughout the Old Testament. Jesus Christ has no beginning, He always was and always will be. Jesus is almighty God (John 1:1-2,14; 10:33) Jehovah Witnesses teach that Jesus is “a god,” but not “almighty God.” Revelation 1:8 calls Jehovah's witnesses liars, for Jesus claimed to be “THE ALMIGHTY” in Revelation 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, THE ALMIGHTY.”

The NIV 2011, just as the 1984 NIV, removes the critically important word “Godhead” from Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20, and Colossians 2:9. Those are the only 3 mentions of the Word in the Bible; yet, they have all been removed. This is a blatant attack on the deity of Jesus Christ.
 

1st John 5:7

1st John 5:7 in the corrupt NIV 2011 reads...

1 John 5:7 (New International Version, ©2011)

7 For there are three that testify

Here is what the faithful King James Bible reads...

1st John 5:7, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

Which Bible do you want? The NIV 2011 butchers the Word of God, throwing out the teaching of the Trinity (Godhead). For those who are unfamiliar with the 1st John 5:7 debate, please read this exegesis in defense of 1st John 5:7. 1st John 5:7 is in the Textus Receptus (which is the Greek text from which our King James Bible comes).
 

1st Timothy 3:16

If you fully understand that the attack is primarily against the deity of Jesus Christ, then you'll see why so many Scriptures have been butchered by the NIV gang.

Look what they did to 1st Timothy 3:16 concerning the deity of Christ. The corrupt NIV 2011 reads...

1 Timothy 3:16 (New International Version, ©2011)

16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great:

He appeared in the flesh,
was vindicated by the Spirit,[a]
was seen by angels,
was preached among the nations,
was believed on in the world,
was taken up in glory.

Here is what the faithful King James Bible reads...

1st 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.”

What Bible would you rather have... GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, or the corrupt HE APPEARED IN THE FLESH. By removing the word “God” they have removed the deity of Christ. Julius Caesar appeared in a body. Herod appeared in a body. So what if Jesus appeared in a body; that says nothing! But the King James Bibles teaches that GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, i.e., Jesus came as God incarnate (in the flesh).

I plead with you to abandon all modern Bibles and use only the precious, trustworthy, and inspired King James Bible.

Look again at how the NIV 2011 brutally attacks the deity of Christ in John 1:10...

John 1:10 (New International Version, ©2011)

10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

Here is what the faithful King James Bible reads...

John 1:10, “He was in the world, and the world was MADE BY HIM, and the world knew him not.”

The NIV 2011 says that the world was made “through” Him; instead of the correct teaching, “made by Him.” Satan knows that if he can change each new Bible just a little bit, then it won't be too long before all truth is gone. The deity of Christ is under attack.
 

Is Jesus God or Did He Just Claim to Be God?

The demonic Mormon cult teaches that men will one day become as gods, and that Christ was is not God almighty. This is why the NIV 2011 has no problem with Jesus claiming to be God in John 10:33; but they absolutely don't want any Scriptures teaching that Jesus is God. Mormons claim that they too will be as gods one day, and that Jesus is the first to achieve godhood. This is a satanic doctrine taught by Mormons and New Agers (the Ascended Masters). Lucifer Trust

Not only did Jesus claim to be almighty God in the Scriptures (John 10:33; Revelation 1:8); but the Word of God proclaims that Jesus Christ IS IN FACT ALMIGHTY GOD! When Pilate hung a sign over the cross saying, “JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS,” the Pharisees were offended and asked Pilate to change the message to “he said, I am King of the Jews.” ...

John 19:19 and 21, “And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS... Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.”

So you see, unsaved modernists and psuedo (false) scholars don't care what Jesus claimed; but they DO CARE about what the Bible teaches as fact concerning Christ. The Pharisees were upset with Pilate for stating that Christ is the King of the Jews as a fact.

The FACT of the matter is that the King James Bible teaches Jesus is almighty God!!! The NIV 2011 attacks all such passages of Scripture. You'll never hear any contemporary Christian singers or apostate ministers mention Christ's deity. Next to eternal Hell, fire, judgment; the most offensive doctrines in the Bible are Christ's deity and the Godhead (which is why heretics butcher the Bible to diminish these truths).

The NIV 2011 changes so many Bible verses. Whereas Titus 1:2 tells us that “God cannot lie” in the King James Bible; the NIV 2011 says that “God does not lie.” There's a big difference between does not lie verses cannot lie. It is certainly true that God does not lie; but Titus 1:2 goes even farther by assuring us that GOD CANNOT LIE, who has PROMISED eternal life before the world began.
 

If the Foundations be Destroyed

Psalm 11:3, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Satan is trying to destroy the foundations, taking away the Doctrine of Christ (2nd John 1:9), and perverting the simplicity of the Gospel message (2nd Corinthians 11:3). Whereas God confounded men at the Tower of Babel to prevent them from going to Satan (Acts 17:26-27); today Satan is confounding men to prevent them from going to God (2nd Corinthians 4:4). Satan is using all the hundreds of different corrupt Bible versions to confound everyone. All of the doctrines being taught in churches today are confusing, confounding people. Satan knows that people won't memorize a Bible that keeps changing. I plead with you, use only the King James Bible (not the 21st Century KJV and not the New KJV).

Jeremiah 23:36, “...ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.”

Satan is the author of confusion, which is exactly what Zondervan's business is . . . CONFUSION!!!

Satan loves to do this to us. He loves to draw us on, to seduce us, without allowing us to ever quite realise that all these harmless little steps really amount to a massive change of direction which takes us out of our accustomed orbit around the Son and into the darkness. Those approaching a cliff may do so by sleepy little steps. But one of those harmless little steps will not be so harmless. Suddenly the cliff-edge gives way. Waking, we find, to our horror, that we are falling, falling towards the rocks, into sin and death. Above us, as we fall in fear and misery, with certainty of pain ahead, there is demonic laughter at us.

This, I think, is what may have happened to the NIV team. If so they weren’t the first, and won’t be the last. But the first need is to recognise that they have been led into a serious sin, to repent, and take measures to deal with it. Just going on, as if nothing had happened, will not serve, and will make things worse.

http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/?p=2505

The Devil's feminist, homosexual, abortionist crowd wants to produce a unisex Bible that doesn't condemn the sin of homosexuality. The NIV 2011 will be a theological nightmare, as is the NIV. It's all about the love of money and further corrupting the Words of God. I shudder to think what they're butchering in the NIV 2011. Be on guard against this coming imposter version of the Bible! Woe unto Zondervan publishers for corrupting the Bible!

Love and cherish your precious, inerrant, infallible, preserved and inspired King James Bible!!! There is no comparison!


The King James Bible Defended

NIV 2011... the Feminist's Lesbian Bible!

NIV 2011 No Longer Calls Holy Spirit “He” 

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
—1st Corinthians 14:33


How does a person get to Heaven?

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

NIV 2011 ...the Feminist's Lesbian Bible!

NIV 2011
...the Feminist's Lesbian Bible!
by David J. Stewart

Jude 1:11, “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.”

      The new NIV 2011 (New International Version 2011) has been released online, now on it's way to Zondervan publishers to become toilet paper. And if you love the Lord Jesus Christ that's what you'll do with the NIV 2011.

The word “men” appears in the King James Bible's Old Testament 2416 times, and 806 in the New Testament. That's 3222 times that the King James Bible mentions the word “men.” But in the feminist perversion of the NIV 2011, you'll only find the word “men” 1027 times in their entire Bible. Pretty sad huh?

The word “man” appears in the King James Bible's Old Testament 3105 times, and 1433 in the New Testament. That's 4538 times that the King James Bible mentions the word “man.” But in the feminist perversion of the NIV 2011, you'll only find the word “man” 1989 times in their entire Bible.

It's a feminist's dream come true! The NIV 2011 attacks the masculine authority of God, the ruling husband, and the authoritative preacher. There is no room for gender equality in Biblical Christianity when it comes to AUTHORITY.

The sad truth is that America has been overrun by feminists. Here's a couple quotes by infamous feminists:

“In my heart, I think a woman has two choices: either she's a feminist or a masochist.” —Gloria Steinem

“There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” —Susan B. Anthony

That is the Devil talking ladies. Eve didn't like her restrictions either, so she bought into the Devil's lie of being “as gods” (Genesis 3:5). Feminists are placing themselves equal with God when they go against the Scriptures.

Feminists seek equality with authority, just as Lucifer, who said in Isaiah 14:14, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH.” Feminists want equality of authority like Lucifer. It is evil. The Bible teaches that a husband is to “rule over” his wife (Genesis 3:16), and women are to “be in silence” publicly in the presence of men as evidence of their obedience to their husband (1st Timothy 2:12).

This is the “meek and quiet spirit” that 1st Peter 3:4 teaches for Christian women to have.

A meddling, gossiping, loudmouth, blame-shifting, accusing, lewd, divorcing, boisterous woman is clear evidence of a rebellious feminist black heart against God and God-ordained masculine authority. Like it or not, God says, It's My way or the highway... the HIGHWAY TO HELL! (Matthew 7:13-14). You either come to God the FATHER through God the SON for salvation, or else you'll burn in the torments and fires of Hell for all eternity (John 14:6). Feminists hate Biblical Christianity because they refuse to come to a masculine God to be saved.

Feminists are rebels against God. Feminism is a road to Hell (Proverb 5:5; 7:27; 9:18). Just as homosexuals are sinfully trying to merge God's unconditional love with gay rights, so have feminists merged human rights with feminist rights. No one has a right to be immoral. No one has a right to disobey God. A woman's place is Biblically IN THE HOME. 1st Timothy 5:14-15, “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan.”

If you think that the King James Bible is not for you, then you are not right with God. I cannot express in words just how evil feminism is because it seeks equality of authority between man and woman in the home, in Church leadership, and in every other area of power; whereas God commands a wife to be in SUBJECTION to her own husband (1st Peter 3:1), and for women to keep silence in the churches (1st Corinthians 14:34), and for women not to usurp authority over men in any capacity (1st Timothy 2:12). For women to usurp authority is worldliness, heathendom, and rebellion against the Word of God. That's what a divorce is, a wife usurping authority over her husband, and using her marriage license as a weapon against her husband in court to go after everything he owns. It is evil beyond description in the sight of God.

The NIV 2011 is evil, catering to the homosexual agenda (which seeks to make men effeminate). By watering down and diminishing the masculinity of the Word of God in the NIV 2011, the Committee on Biblical Translation (CBT) has actually produced an effeminate and feminist Bible of the Devil. The NIV 2011 is straight out of the pits of Hell. The honest truth is that Americans have become so wicked, engrossed into feminism, that it is being used as a vehicle by which to further the homosexual agenda in our churches. With the NIV 2011 and such brainwashing propaganda as the vile 2009 movie, PRAYERS FOR BOBBY targeting our churches, it won't be long before most of America's churches are supportive of immoral gay rights.

As I've said often, and so say I again, no one has a right to commit immorality. Liberty is the freedom to BE wrong, not to DO wrong. No one is gay by birth. God doesn't make mistakes. Homosexuality is a CHOICE to sin, just as murderous abortion is a CHOICE to sin. Planned Parenthood is correct to call abortion a “choice,” but it is the wrong choice!

2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”

Each progressive generation is becoming increasingly devoid of truth, courage and righteousness. America is a giant sewer of spiritual rot and maggots. Feminism is spiritual wickedness in high places, training women to pluck apart their own families. Proverb 14:1, “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” If you are a wise woman, then you will continue to use the time-proven, tested, and inspired King James Bible!

Women today are becoming lesbians, whether literally or by becoming a feminist (which is a mental lesbian). Women who want to usurp authority and be equal with men are lesbians in their minds. Feminists are mental homosexuals.

God is NOT into the gender-inclusive feminist/homosexual agenda of our time. It is wickedness in the sight of God. Read Proverb 14:2, “He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.” Feminists and homosexuals absolutely despise the masculine King James Bible, viewing it as the bigot's Bible. No, it is God's holy Word, every Word of it! Romans 1:25 warned us that the wicked would change God's Word into a lie, “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

By removing the word “men” in 2195 places, and by removing the word “man” in 2549 places, the NIV 2011 translators have misrepresented God's Word. The true Word of God is not gender-inclusive and does not fit man's sinful agendas. As Americans become more wicked and perverse, so does the demand for a Bible that is equality-conscious, gender-inclusive, homosexual-friendly, and a bunch of horse-dung.

END



Beware of the H.I.V. 2011
(written in early 2010)
by David J. Stewart

      Zondervan is up to their evil works again, greedily going after the way of Balaam. It was announced in September of 2009 that in 2011, an updated New International Version [NIV] will hit the market. Already, this is proving to be evil to the core.

GUARANTEED, you will see further butchering of God's Word and an even sharper departure from the Biblical faith. Whereas the original NIV departed from the King James Bible in 65,000 places, the NIV 2011 will be much worse, I have no doubt . . .

http://nivbible2011.com/

Just as in the NIV, they've already announced that Acts 8:37 (which is in the precious King James Bible) will NOT be included, “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.” Why would anyone remove this Scripture?

On the following webpage, they refer to Mary, Jesus' mother as the “Blessed Mother.” Blessed mother? That is Catholic doctrine! . . .

http://nivbible2011.com/?cat=7

They openly admit that the goal of the new NIV 2011 is a universal Bible. Satan's goal is to funnel existing religions into a one-world religion, which will require a universal Bible; hence the NIV 2011. The Antichrist is coming!

The TNIV is to be discontinued and there's no doubt, as they have already hinted, that the NIV 2011 will be gender inclusive. The homosexual community is excited about the new perversion of the Bible. The whole notion of gender inclusivity is nothing less or more than political correctness, an agenda that should not be used to filter the Words of God. As the religious world has become more homosexualized, feminized and apostate, you can know that the NIV 2011 will reflect these evils. It is tragic that wicked people are corrupting the Bible to fit the political correctness of a wicked generation. The Committee on Bible Translation [CBT] are doing evil by following the corrupt texts of Westcott and Hort.

The Bible warns about changing even one Word...

Proverb 30:5-6, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

Jeremiah 26:2, “...all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word.”

These are evil people, who are making BILLIONS of dollars perverting the Words of the living God. With over 400 Bibles in the English-speaking language, who are they kidding? Like we really need another Bible in English! The NIV 2011 translators openly admit that their goal is to publish a non-biased Bible, that caters to multiple different religious denominations, including the damnable Lutheran religion that requires water baptism and holy communion for salvation. Martin Luther was an unsaved heretic!

Look at how messed up the NIV is!

The truth is that all parties involved love MONEY! Zondervan shot themselves in the foot with the politically correct TNIV. NIV sales have been collapsing. Now in desperation, they've come out with a so-called newer, better and more accurate Bible. How many times have we heard that lie before? And the Bible versions coming out continue to get worse and worse! Their real goal is money, money, money. There is no other reason!

Psalm 11:3, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Satan is trying to destroy the foundations, taking away the Doctrine of Christ (2nd John 1:9), and perverting the simplicity of the Gospel message (2nd Corinthians 11:3). Whereas God confounded men at the Tower of Babel to prevent them from going to Satan (Acts 17:26-27); today Satan is confounding men to prevent them from going to God (2nd Corinthians 4:4). Satan is using all the hundreds of different corrupt Bible versions to confound everyone. All of the doctrines being taught in churches today are confusing, confounding people. Satan knows that people won't memorize a Bible that keeps changing. I plead with you, use only the King James Bible (not the 21st Century KJV and not the New KJV).

Satan is the author of confusion, which is exactly what Zondervan's business is . . . CONFUSION!!!

Satan loves to do this to us. He loves to draw us on, to seduce us, without allowing us to ever quite realise that all these harmless little steps really amount to a massive change of direction which takes us out of our accustomed orbit around the Son and into the darkness. Those approaching a cliff may do so by sleepy little steps. But one of those harmless little steps will not be so harmless. Suddenly the cliff-edge gives way. Waking, we find, to our horror, that we are falling, falling towards the rocks, into sin and death. Above us, as we fall in fear and misery, with certainty of pain ahead, there is demonic laughter at us.

This, I think, is what may have happened to the NIV team. If so they weren’t the first, and won’t be the last. But the first need is to recognise that they have been led into a serious sin, to repent, and take measures to deal with it. Just going on, as if nothing had happened, will not serve, and will make things worse.

http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/?p=2505

The Devil's feminist, homosexual, abortionist crowd wants to produce a unisex Bible that doesn't condemn the sin of homosexuality. The NIV 2011 will be a theological nightmare, as is the NIV. It's all about the love of money and further corrupting the Words of God. I shudder to think what they're butchering in the NIV 2011. Be on guard against this coming imposter version of the Bible! Woe unto Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society), the Committee on Biblical Translation (CBT), and Zondervan publishers for corrupting the Bible!

Love and cherish your precious, inerrant, infallible, preserved and inspired King James Bible!!! There is no comparison!


The King James Bible Defended

NIV 2011 No Longer Calls Holy Spirit “He”

NIV 2011 ATTACKS THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST! 

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
—1st Corinthians 14:33


How does a person get to Heaven?

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

NIV 2011 No Longer Calls Holy Spirit “He”

NIV 2011 No Longer Calls Holy Spirit “He”
by David J. Stewart

Jeremiah 23:36, “...ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.”

The NIV 2011 has removed the masculinity of the Holy Spirit. Here is John 14:26 from the perverted NIV 2011...

John 14:26 (New International Version, ©2010)

26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

SOURCE: http://www.biblegateway.com
Now here is what the inspired and trustworthy King James Bible says...
John 14:26, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
That masculine pronoun “he” is critically important, plainly evidencing that there is NO female aspect of the GODHEAD. Lest you should fail to see the importance of this matter, consider that feminists have concocted their own New Age theology called, yep you guessed it... FEMINIST THEOLOGY! Feminist Theology teaches that the Holy Spirit is the feminine aspect of the Godhead; whereas the Bible only teaches a masculine God. Whether it be Wiccan witches, Yin-yang, New Age, or Feminist Theology... they all teach a feminine side of the Godhead just as pagans have done throughout history. The Bible teaches God the FATHER, God the SON, and refers to the HOLY SPIRIT as “HE.”

The NIV 2011 is evil in the sight of God. The CBT (Committee on Biblical Translation) translated the original NIV and the NIV 2011 for the International Bible Society (now called Biblica), and then Zondervan publishes it (owned by Harper Collins). These sinister people are all in trouble with the Lord Jesus Christ for corrupting the Words of God. Revelation 22:19, “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Woe unto the Bible butchers!

In these times of woeful uncertainty, immorality and confusion, I plead with you to anchor yourself to the King James Bible (which has not been tampered with). The King James Bible still faithfully glorifies Jesus Christ's deity as almighty God; whereas modern perversions of the Bible completely remove the all-important word “GODHEAD.” You'll find the word “Godhead” mentioned in the King James Bible in Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20 and Colossians 2:9. Since the word “Trinity” is not found in the Bible, the Word “Godhead” is very important.

Each progressing generation in the United States becomes increasingly Godless and immoral. Our nation's laws are increasingly legalizing wickedness. Each new Bible translation is more corrupt to tickle the ears of the wicked. Bless God, the King James Bible hasn't changed! Abortion is still murder! Homosexuality is still an abomination to God! Divorce is still a sin! Jesus is still almighty God! The Holy Spirit is still addressed as “He”!

Bless God, if the King James Bible was good enough for Evangelist Billy Sunday, then it's good enough for me. If the King James Bible was good enough for Pastor Dwight L. Moody, then it's good enough for me. If the King James Bible was good enough for Pastor Harry Ironside, then it's good enough for me. If the King James Bible was good enough for Pastor Charles Spurgeon, then it's good enough for me. If the King James Bible was good enough for Evangelist John R. Rice, then it's good enough for me. If the King James Bible was good enough for my mother, then it's good enough for me.

The intelligencia will perish in their works of darkness, but I'm not going to follow them, and I hope you won't either. You don't have to be doctrinally confused. You don't have to wonder if you'll make it to Heaven. You can know! We need an anchor in these Last Days, and we have one fast and sure in the King James Bible. God hasn't changed and neither has His Words. It's the Devil's crowd who are continually changing, unstable souls, who are conformed to the image of this wicked world.

Love and cherish your precious, inerrant, infallible, preserved and inspired King James Bible!!! There is no comparison! The King James is not a version, it is the Bible! Our Lord is unchangeable!

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
—Hebrews 13:8


The King James Bible Defended

NIV 2011... the Feminist's Lesbian Bible!

NIV 2011 ATTACKS THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST! 

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
—1st Corinthians 14:33


How does a person get to Heaven?

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

Is God male or female?

Is God male or female?

         In examining Scripture, two facts become clear: First, that God is a Spirit, and does not possess human characteristics or limitations; second, that all the evidence contained in Scripture agrees that God revealed Himself to mankind in a male form. First of all, God’s true nature needs to be understood. God is a person, obviously, because God exhibits all the characteristics of personhood: God has a mind, a will, an intellect, and emotions. God communicates, has relationships, and God’s personal actions are evidenced throughout Scripture.

         As John 4:24 states, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Since God is a spiritual being, God does not possess physical, human characteristics; however, sometimes figurative language used in Scripture assigns human characteristics to God in order to make it possible for man to understand God. This assignment of human characteristics to describe God is called “anthropomorphism.” Anthropomorphism is simply a means for God (a spiritual being) to communicate truth about His nature to mankind, a physical being. Since man is a physical being, man is limited in his understanding of those things beyond the physical realm, and anthropomorphism in Scripture helps man to understand who God is.

         Some of the difficulty comes in examining the fact that man is created in God’s image. Genesis 1:26-27 says “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

         What this means, is that both man and woman are created in the image of God, in that they are greater than all the other creations as they, like God, have a mind, will, intellect, emotions, and moral capacity. Animals do not possess a moral capacity, and do not possess an immaterial component like mankind does. Genesis tells us that when man was created by God, God breathed the “breath of life” into man. No other creation is described this way, and that “breath of life” is the spiritual component that man alone possesses. God created man to have a relationship with Him; man is the only creation designed for that purpose, and that “breath of life” is evidence of that.

         That said, man and woman are only patterned after the image of God—they are not tiny “carbon copies” of God, and the fact that there are men and women does not require that God have male and female features, or that God be a woman. Remember, being made in the image of God has nothing to do with physical characteristics.

         We know that God is a spiritual being, and does not possess physical characteristics. This does not limit however, how God may choose to reveal Himself to mankind. Scripture contains all the revelation God gave to man about Himself, and so is the only really objective source of information about God. In looking at what Scripture tells us, there are several observations of evidence about the form in which God revealed Himself to mankind:

         To begin with, Scripture contains almost 170 references to God as the “Father.” By necessity, one cannot be a father unless he is male. If what was meant to be communicated was that God chose to be revealed to man in a female form, then the word “mother” would have occurred in these places, not “father.” In the Old and New Testament both, masculine pronouns are used over and over again in reference to God.

         Deuteronomy 34:10 has this to say about Moses, who wrote the first five books of Scripture, the Pentateuch: “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,” This verse describes how close Moses’ relationship with God was. Since Moses walked so closely with God, we can be assured that Moses has probably recorded the nature of God and the means by which He revealed Himself to Moses accurately. Moses referred to God with masculine pronouns and with masculine titles in all of his writings.

         Jesus Christ referred to God as the Father several times, and in other cases used masculine pronouns in reference to God. In the Gospels alone, Christ uses the term “Father” in direct reference to God nearly 160 times. Of particular interest is Christ’s statement in John 10:30. He says here, “I and [my] Father are one.” Obviously Jesus Christ came in the form of a human man to die on the cross as payment for the sins of the world, and like God the Father, was revealed to mankind in a male form. Scripture records numerous other instances where Christ utilized masculine nouns and pronouns in reference to God.

         The New Testament Epistles (From Acts to Revelation) also contain nearly 900 verses where the word “theos”—a masculine noun in the Greek—is used in direct reference to God. In most cases, this is rendered “God” in English versions.

         In countless references to God in Scripture, there is clearly a consistent pattern of Him being referred to with masculine titles, nouns and pronouns. While God is not a man, but is a Spirit, He chose a masculine form in order to reveal Himself to mankind. Likewise, Jesus Christ, who is constantly referred to with masculine titles, nouns and pronouns took a male form while He walked on the earth. The prophets of the Old Testament and the Apostles of the New Testament refer to both God and Jesus Christ with masculine names and titles. God chose to be revealed in this form in order for man to more easily grasp who God is.

         To assert that God chose a female form to be revealed to man is not consistent with the pattern established by Scripture. Again, had God chosen a feminine form, there would be more evidence in Scripture of that. That evidence simply does not exist. While God makes allowances in order to help mankind understand Him, it is important to not try to “force God into a box” so to speak, by placing limitations on Him that are not appropriate to the nature of who He is.

SOURCE


Is God / the Bible Sexist?

Mother God?

Yin-Yang Exposed!

Judith Christ Bible?

TNIV: Translation Treason

Feminist Theology?


How does a person get to Heaven?

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TNIV: TRANSLATION TREASON


TNIV: TRANSLATION TREASON
Terry Watkins Dial-the-Truth Ministries

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD,
that I will send a famine in the land,
not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Amos 8:11

In 1995, the NIV team (International Bible Society (IBS) and Committee on Bible Translations (CBT)) created a feminist "gender-inclusive" NIV, titled the New International Version Inclusive language edition [NIVI]. They found out very quickly and very loudly that America was not "prime-time ready" for a NIV feminist "gender inclusive" edition. So the NIVI was published solely in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton (Zondervan is the exclusive NIV publisher in the U.S.). The NIVI is so drenched in feminist changes and so corrupt, it cannot legally be sold in America. The NIVI is a "bound and gagged book" in America. See 2 Timothy 2:9, ( ‘. . .but the word of God is not bound"). According to Christianity Today, NIV copyright holder, International Bible Society (IBS) even requested that Hodder & Stoughton quit selling the embarrassing NIVI in liberal England.

A little known "secret" that also appeared in 1996 was concerning Zondervan’s, the New International Readers Version [NIrV]. According to Zondervan, the NIrV was, "a thorough, scholarly simplification of the NIV, the NIrV was specifically designed to help young children [ages 2-10] and new readers understand the Bible for themselves." The NIrV sold under such "innocent" titles as: The NIrV Children’s Bible: The Beginner’s Bible; NIrV Kid’s Study Bible; NIrV Kids’ Quest Study Bible; Adventure Bible for Young Readers; NIrV Read to Me Bible for Kids.

But the "dirty little secret" was the children’s NIrV was soaking in "gender inclusive" feminist language. There was nothing in the Preface, nor any hint anywhere that the innocent children’s NIrV was flooded with "gender inclusive" lingo.

Get this "nugget" – Bruce Metzger, writes in The Bible in Translation: "In November 1996, Hodder and Stoughton issued in Great Britain the simplified NIV [the Children’s NIrV] under the title: New International Version Popular Edition, Inclusive Language and in March 1997 under the title New International Version: Inclusive Language Edition (NIVI)" (Bruce Metzger, The Bible in Translation, p. 172). According to Metzer, the "banned in the U.S." feminist NIVI is the same Bible as the Childrens’ NIrV! After word leaked out about the NIrV’s "gender-bender" vocabulary, Zondervan quickly re-issued the NIrV (July 1998) minus the original feminist inclusive language. Not surprising, after researching the "gender-inclusive" issue, I’ve found many of the Children’s Bibles among the most corrupt and feminist influenced.

But as they say, "the times, they are a’changing".

Holy Bible New Testament - The "Gender Inclusive" TNIV So seven short years later, the NIV crew, along with Zondervan, are at it again. Come ‘hail or high water’ the NIV team is gonna dump a feminist NIV "gender inclusive" Bible on the U.S. And in March, 2002, the New Testament of the "gender inclusive" TNIV officially hit the streets of the good ol’ U.S.

This article is a lengthy look at Zondervan’s Today’s New International Version [TNIV]. This article began as a simple, short critique of the TNIV. But the more I researched. . . the more I read. . . the more alarmed and troubled I became. Even though, this is a lengthy article, it would be well worth your time to carefully and prayerfully read. This article goes far beyond the scope of the recent TNIV. You will see, without question, a deliberate, intentional, and completely inaccurate, mis-translation of the God-inspired, Greek text.

As you witness the blatant disregard for the Greek text, please bear in mind: that according to their own words – the TNIV translators are the same group using the same translation methodology as used in the highly successful "original" New International Version [NIV].

This is quoted directly from the TNIV web site:

"The fully independent body that translated the highly acclaimed NIV is the same eminent group that undertook the work on the TNIV. . .
The widely respected translation methodology that drove the scholarship of the NIV was maintained in the development of the TNIV. . ."
(Faithfully Produced by CBT, www.tniv.info/story/cbt.php)

Not only, are the TNIV crew proud of their "gender inclusive" TNIV, again, according to their own words, the TNIV is more accurate and a better translation than the "original" NIV.

Again, the following is taken form the TNIV web site:

"The NIV is an extremely accurate Bible text, the best the CBT could produce as of 1984. The TNIV is an even slightly more accurate Bible text, the best the CBT could produce as of 2001."
(TNIV FAQS, www.tniv.info/QandA.php)

As you read this disturbing review of the TNIV, be ever mindful – it is the same translation methodology, the same people, and the same beliefs, that produced the "original" NIV. And according to the people who translated and published both the NIV and TNIV – the feminist TNIV is more accurate and a better translation than the "original" NIV. That’s not my words, or thoughts – that’s their words – on their website, for all the world to read.

So what does that testify about the "original" NIV? I’ll let you answer that after you’ve finished reading this article.

The fact is, the "original" NIV was stuffed with "gender inclusive" language. But unlike, the TNIV, the "original" NIV was not advertised as a "gender-accurate" Bible.

Gail Riplinger writes in The Language of the King James Bible:

"The recent clamour about a so-called inclusive language edition of the NIV, is just a smoke screen, hiding the fact the NIV has, since its introduction in 1973, omitted male pronouns, like ‘he’ and ‘him’. Chapter 5 of my book New Age Bible Versions documents dozens and dozens of places where male terms, and Jesus Christ himself, are neutered by the NIV."
(Gail Riplinger, The Language of the King James Bible, p. 114)

Professor Mark Strauss, who is a proponent of the "gender-inclusive" Bibles, readily acknowledges the "gender inclusiveness" of the "original" NIV.

"In dozens of cases in the Old Testament, inclusive terms such as ‘people’ or ‘person(s),’ ‘one,’ ‘each,’ ‘anyone’ or ‘someone’ are used [in the New international Versions (NIV)]. . . The Greek term anthropos is also frequently translated with inclusive language in the NIV. . . There are many such inclusive renderings in the NIV. Comparing the translation of anthropos and aner in the NIV and the NIVI, Andreas Kostenberger found that ninety-five of the 550 appearances of anthropos and thirty of the 216 appearances of aner were translated inclusively in the original NIV."
(Mark L. Strauss, Distorting Scripture?, The Challenge of Bible Translation & Gender Accuracy, pp. 37-38)

The fact is, the NIV translators [CBT] original intention was for the "gender-inclusive" NIVI to replace the "original" NIV. World magazine details the CBT’s intention:

"Mr. Walker says the consensus of the Committee for Bible Translation in America is to have the unisex-language version ‘take the place of the other.’ [original NIV]"
(World Magazine, Femme Fatale cover story, March 29, 1997, www.worldmag.com/world/issue/03-29-97/cover_1.asp)

Kenneth Barker, the CBT chairman and secretary clearly says in World magazine, the CBT’s desire is to have only a "gender-inclusive" NIV:

"Mr. Barker says it will be the publisher's decision: "If our committee had its way there would be no separate inclusive-language edition." But he says, "I've heard–I can't say that this is actual fact–that Zondervan will keep making the two editions," at least for a while if the traditional version finds a market niche."
(World Magazine, Femme Fatale cover story, March 29, 1997, www.worldmag.com/world/issue/03-29-97/cover_1.asp)

As you read this alarming review of the TNIV – just remember – the people that translated the NIV-NIrV-NIVI-TNIV – want to replace all the Bibles with a deliberate, mis-translated "gender-inclusive" Bible. And remember, their first "attempt" was an undisclosed "gender-inclusive" disaster [NIrV] aimed for your children. After they got "caught", they quickly republished a semi "non-gender-inclusive" NIrV.

THE "GENDER-INCLUSIVE" BIBLE FLOOD. . .

It’s also worth mentioning, the TNIV is not the first "gender-inclusive" version. In fact, since 1985, nearly every version produced is a feminist-inspired, "gender-inclusive" version.

Professor Strauss writes in Distorting Scripture:

"Almost every major version that has been prepared or revised over the last decade had adopted the extensive use of such [gender-inclusive] language".
(Mark L. Strauss, Distorting Scripture?, The Challenge of Bible Translation & Gender Accuracy, p. 18)

All the following versions are "gender-inclusive" versions:

  • 1983 An Inclusive Language Lectionary [ILL]
  • 1985 New Jerusalem Bible [NJB]
  • 1987 New Century Version [NCV]
  • 1986 International Children’s Bible [ICB] (aka The Odyssey Bible)
  • 1986 New American Bible, [NAB]
  • 1989 Revised English Bible [REB]
  • 1990 New Revised Standard Version [NRSV]
  • 1992 Good News Bible [1992 Revision] [GNB]
  • 1992 Today’s English Version [TEV]
  • 1993 The Message
  • 1994 The Inclusive New Testament [INT]
  • 1995 Contemporary English Version [CEV]
  • 1995 New American Standard Bible Update [NASBU]
  • 1995 God's Word [GW]
  • 1996 New International Reader's Version [Nirv] (Note. After negative reaction to the "gender-inclusive" 1995 version of the NirV, in 1998 the NIV crew updated the NirV removing much of the "gender-inclusive" readings.)
  • 1996 New International Version, Inclusive Language Edition [NIVI] published ONLY in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, London
  • 1995 New Testament and Psalms, An Inclusive Version [NTPI]
  • 1996 New Living Translation [NLT]
  • 2002 Today's New International Version [TNIV]

All of the above versions, to some extent:

  • Incorrectly neuter the clear, masculine Greek text. For example, the singular, masculine, "generic he / his / him" pronouns are incorrectly distorted to read neuter, plural, "they / them / their" or neuter, second person "you". This is done thousands of times.
  • Incorrectly neuter the masculine Greek text for ‘man / men / mankind" to read "people / self / human / mortal, et al".
  • Incorrectly neuter the masculine Greek text for "father" to read "ancestors / parents / et al".

All of the above "gender-inclusive" translation errors, plus others, will be examined in detail in this article.

THE "GENDER-INCLUSIVE" TRANSLATION TREASON. . .

Most of the "gender-inclusive" versions will scream "bloody murder" to even suggest there is any feminist influence, but make no mistake about it – it is the radical, feminist agenda that has pushed for the "gender –inclusive" language changes.

The Preface of the TNIV admits, "cultural FORCES" are the reasoning behind the "gender-inclusive" changes, such as elimination of the masculine pronouns:

"While a basic core of the English language remains relatively stable, many diverse and complex cultural forces continue to bring about the subtle [Gen 3:1] shifts in the meanings and/or connotations of even old, well-established words and phrases. Among the more programmatic changes in the TNIV is the removal of nearly all vocative ‘O’’s and the elimination of most instances of the generic use of masculine nouns and pronouns."
(TNIV, Preface, p. vii)

Now, what "cultural FORCE" is interested in the elimination of masculine nouns and pronouns? Only one. . . The radical, pro-abortion, feminist.

World magazine states that the NIV-NIrV-NIVI-TNIV translators were pressured by women for the gender inclusive changes:
"Pressure for unisex language came from women who, in the words of Mr. Walker, 'felt left out' by the traditional language."
(World Magazine, Femme Fatale cover story, March 29, 1997, www.worldmag.com/world/issue/03-29-97/cover_1.asp)

Gender-inclusive advocate and Professor of New Testament at Bethel Theological Seminary, Mark Strauss, traces the root of the gender-inclusive movement to the feminists.

"The debate over gender-inclusive language has its roots in the women’s rights movements."
(Mark L. Strauss, Distorting Scripture?, The Challenge of Bible Translation & Gender Accuracy, p. 16)

After investigating many "gender inclusive" changes made by the NIV team, Regent College professor and author J.I. Packer, hit the "nail on the head":

"adjustments made by what I call the feminist edition are not made in the interests of legitimate translation procedure. These changes have been made to pander to a cultural prejudice that I hope will be short-lived."
(World Magazine, The Battle for the Bible, Susan Olasky. Apr. 19, 1997)

CBT translation member, Larry Walker, even admits in World magazine that the unisex language ". . .bothered me at first. . .":

". . . Larry Walker of the NIV Committee says: Unisex language "bothered me to begin with very much. I guess I've evolved.’"
(World Magazine, Femme Fatale cover story, March 29, 1997, www.worldmag.com/world/issue/03-29-97/cover_1.asp)

Why did it "bother him" very much?

Could it be because. . . the NIV-TNIV-NIrV-NIVI translators knew they were deliberately and incorrectly perverting the clear, masculine, God-given, Greek text for a false, man-made, "gender-inclusive" neuter word?

Most pre "gender-inclusive" versions, even the worst, attempted, sometimes poorly or incorrectly, but at least, they attempted to translate the Greek text. But these "gender-inclusive" versions have opened a new dark, deceitful, door. Their translation methodology is how to NOT translate the Greek text. Their mind set is, "Hmm. . . Now how can we get around this male chauvinist, masculine, word?"

Notice how the TNIV translators word their "gender-inclusive" methods on the TNIV website:

"The term "gender-neutral" has often been used in error when used to describe inclusive language texts. The TNIV is in fact ‘gender-accurate.’ Gender neutrality suggests the removal of specific male or female attributes. The TNIV does not remove these attributes or "neuter" any passages of Scripture. The TNIV uses generic language only where the meaning of the text was intended to include both men and women. These changes reflect a better understanding of the meaning of the original Greek and Hebrew."
(TNIV: Questions and Answers, www.tniv.info/QandA.php)

The TNIV translators claim they can change the masculine Greek text because ". . . the meaning of the text was intended to include both men and women." If the Lord God "intended" for the verse to read "they / them / their" or neutered, plural, gender – why didn’t God inspire the men that penned the Greek text to write "gender inclusive"? Hmm. . . ?

If God didn’t "intend" what He said – then why in the world, didn’t He say what He "intended"?

It sounds like the TNIV translators and publishers believe that God does not know what He’s doing. I guess, God Almighty, needs the NIV crew to come along and help Him "explain" what He "intended" to say.

The TNIV translators and publishers obviously claim they possess some psychic ability to know what ". . . the meaning of the text was intended." How do the TNIV translators know what the original writers "intended" – other than the words they penned? Are the TNIV translators omnipotent? Do they think they can "read the minds" of these men, who died thousands of years ago? The TNIV translators claim to know what these men [and God] "intended" even when it disagrees with the words the men wrote? Men who were moved by the Holy Spirit of God? (2 Peter 1:21) Wow! That’s a pretty, nifty trick. The TNIV’s psychic "mind reading" abilities would even make the TV psychic Miss Cleo blush with embarrassment.

By the way, these are the same psychics that translated the "original" NIV. And according to their words – the same psychic translation methodology.

When you translate someone else’s work you don’t have the liberty to judge what they "intended" to say. You translate what they said! Can you imagine the uproar if the NIV-TNIV translators applied the same distorted psychic translation methods to Homer’s The Iliad, or Shakespeare’s Macbeth, or Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address? And yet, the NIV-TNIV translators and publishers without hesitation will pervert the words of God!

And they admittedly confess, it’s no big deal. . .

Kenneth Barker, secretary of the Committee on Bible Translations [CBT], the same group that translated the NIV, NIVI and TNIV, just flat-out says changing God’s Word, to a feminist "gender-inclusive" reading, is "no big deal":

"It probably disturbs us that such a big deal is being made over inclusive language. After all it is not changing the sense of the passage."
Kenneth Barker, secretary of the CBT
World Magazine, Femme fatale, Mar. 29, 1997,Volume 12, Number 2, http://www.worldmag.com/world/issue/03-29-97/cover_1.asp)

Get that. . . The fact that they’re changing the God-breathed words is "no big deal". After all Barker says, ". . . it is not changing the sense of the passage". Mr. Barker, when you change the words – you are changing the sense of the passage. But when you’ve been doing in for 30 years via the NIV, I guess it is no big deal.

Did Jesus Christ say in Matthew 24:35:?

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

God forbid. . .Jesus Christ, clearly said His words, not the sense were inspired:

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Matthew 24:35
Who's to "judge" what deliberate changes does and does not change the sense? — the radical, feminists?

Jesus Christ clearly declared in Luke 4:4 ". . .every word. . " was inspired and God given.

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

It’s interesting, the NIV, TNIV (and most new PER versions) leave out the "but by every word of God." In Luke 4:4

Dr. Wayne Grudem, professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (www.cbmw.org) correctly diagnoses the danger of the NIVI and other Bible versions:

". . .the generic use of "he-him-his" has consistently been changed to "we" or "you" or "they." The result is that whenever readers of this inclusive-language NIV read the words "we" and "you" and "they," they will never know whether what they are reading is what God originally caused his Word to say, or what the translators have decided his Word should say instead. In hundreds and probably thousands of places, readers will never know whether these are the words of God or the words of man.

Such revisions are not the words God originally caused to be written, and thus they are not the words of God. They are human words that men have substituted for the words of God, and they have no place in the Bible."
(Wayne Grudem, Comparing the two NIVs, World Magazine. Apr. 19, 1997)

Much, much more could be documented about the TNIV translators methods and philosophies, but let’s take a look at the TNIV.

P.S. As you’ll soon see. . . There’s more "tricks" in the TNIV hat than just the gender-inclusive changes.

Because of the length of the article, we’ve broken it up into several sections. I would strongly encourage you to prayerfully and carefully read each section.

END
SOURCE


Feminist Theology?

Was Jesus Christ Really a Woman?

Is God Male or Female?

Is God / the Bible Sexist?

Mother God?


How does a person get to Heaven?

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

The simple, clear Gospel of God’s Grace
— The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Clear presentation of the Gospel message.
You can be saved and secure forever!
 

God loves you! (John 3:16)
Sin separates us from God. (Romans 3:23)
Heaven is a perfect place. (Revelation 21:27)
The penalty for sin is eternal separation from God. (Romans 6:23)
Good works will not save. (Titus 3:5)
Salvation is a free gift. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Jesus died for you, in your place. (II Corinthians 5:21)
By simply believing on Jesus, you have eternal life. (John 6:47)
You can know for sure that you have eternal life. (I John 5:13)

For more information contact office@northlandchurch.com

Website: http://www.northlandchurch.com/index.cfm



FREE E-BOOKLETS (.PDF) BY DR. THOMAS M. CUCUZZA

HOW TO BE SURE YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN
A Clear and Simple Explanation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ


Download

THE PERMANENCE OF SALVATION
Twelve Reasons Why "Once Saved, Always Saved" Is True


Download

 
REPENTANCE
Its Meaning and Application


Download

 
FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD
What Does It Mean?
A detailed study on one of the most controversial passages in the Bible


Download


Adobe Reader
(Download Adobe Reader if you need it)