Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Are You Really Reading The Bible?

Article By: Tony Wakeland
Have you ever really stopped to think about what your reading? Are you really reading the Bible or are you reading a counterfeit? Spending counterfeit money is a serious crime, so imagine what kind of trouble a counterfeit Bible can get you in to. There is only ONE true Bible. That is the Kings James 1611 Version, which was divinely inspired. We are going to look at only one of these counterfeit Bibles, The NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION.

Although all of these counterfeit bibles are just as wrong, one of the most obvious wrongs the NIV makes, is that it adds, takes, and changes So many verses in the Bible. The Bible gives very harsh and direct warning against this in KJV Deuteronomy 4:2 which 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..."
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. . ." Well the NIV takes away 64,576 words. The NIV completely takes away these 17 verses Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14, Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28, Luke 17:36, 23:17, John 5:4, Acts 8:37, 15:34, 24:7, 28:28, Romans 16:24 and 1 John 5:7. In this book they call the Bible, they remove over 8% of Gods word. Also a lot of verses are there, but in the footnotes it says, "The earliest and most reliable manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have these verses”. So the question is if they are going to go as far as to say these verses don’t exist, why do they even bother putting them in their counterfeit Bible? If you believe it’s just “little” words such as ‘the’ and ‘thou’, the NIV takes away major portions of at least 147 verses. Such as these important parts of these verses; Luke 11:2-4, "Our ... which art in ... Thy will be done, as in heaven so in earth... but deliver us from evil" I John 5:13, "and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God" Rev. 1:11, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last"

Now lets look at some very serious changes the NIV made to its counterfeit version. One of the biggest mistakes the NIV makes is it calls Jesus Lucifer. Yes friends it calls Jesus the Devil. Isaiah 14:14 reveals Satan's grandest desire, "I will be like the most High." Well the NIV granted him that wish in their version. In Isaiah 14:12 the KJV READS "How art thou fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning!" The NIV reads, "How you have fallen from heaven, O MORNING STAR, son of the dawn…” The NIV has changed "Lucifer" to "MORNING STAR”. Ok I’m confused…I thought Jesus was the morning star? Revelation 22:16 say, "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and MORNING STAR". As you can plainly see, the NIV blasphemes against Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior.

ISAIAH 14:15: The King James Bible condemns Lucifer to hell: "Yet thou shalt be brought down to HELL . . ." The NIV does NOT condemn Lucifer to HELL! The NIV reads, "But you are brought down to the GRAVE. . ." We all go to the GRAVE! Why doesn't the NIV want Satan in hell? Hmmm…. The NIV Erases HELL! The word "hell" occurs 31 times in the Old Testament in the King James Bible. In the Old Testament of the NIV it occurs - ZERO! The word "hell" is NOT in the Old Testament of the NIV! So where does HELL go?? In verse Psalm 9:17 KJV reads, “The wicked shall be turned into HELL. . ." The NIV, reads, "The wicked return to the GRAVE…" Everyone returns to the GRAVE"! By removing "hell" the NIV perverts Psalm 9:17 into nonsense!

The NIV Perverts the Virgin Birth!

LUKE 2:33: The King James Bible reads, "And JOSEPH and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him." The NIV reads, "The CHILD'S FATHER and mother marveled at what was said about him." The "CHILD'S FATHER"? Was Joseph 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!
NIV Removes The BLOOD of Jesus
Have you ever sung that precious song, “What Can Wash Away My Sins? Nothing But the Blood of Jesus.” Hebrews 9:22, reads, ". . . without shedding of BLOOD is no remission” In
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." They remove Blood of Jesus. Which is what has Saved us All!

The NIV perverts John 3:16 into a LIE!

JOHN 3:16: The NIV reads, "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" Jesus was NOT "the one and only son" - Adam is called the "son of God" in Luke 3:38, there are "sons of God" in Job 1:6 and Christians are called "sons of God" in Phil 2:15, I John 3:2- but Jesus was the "ONLY BEGOTTEN SON"! By removing the critical word "BEGOTTEN" - The NIV perverts John 3:16 into a LIE! The NIV does the same in John 1:14, 1:18, and 3:18.

The NIV Homosexual Connection!

Roman 1:26-32 Verses 26-27 says "FOR THIS CAUSE (vs 25 for "changing the TRUTH of God into a LIE") God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, . . ."
A literary critic on the NIV translation was homosexual author Dr. Virginia Mollenkott. In Episcopal, Witness (June 1991, pp. 20-23), she admits, "My lesbianism has ALWAYS been a part of me. . ." To no surprise, "sodomite" is completely removed from the NIV. (Deut. 23:17, I Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46, II Kings 23:7) And of course, I Cor. 6:9, "…effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind…" is replaced with the non-offensive "…nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders…" Notice the NIV in I Cor. 6:9 does NOT condemn "homosexuals" or the "act of homosexuality" - but ONLY "homosexual OFFENDERS". So, if this book is truly from God. Strange that he is having homosexuals to have the privilege of rewriting his precious words…I don’t think so.

Can A Good Fruit Come From an Evil Tree?

According to the KJV Jesus Christ plainly said in Matthew 7:17-18 “Even so every GOOD tree bringeth forth GOOD fruit; but a CORRUPT tree bringeth forth EVIL FRUIT. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a CORRUPT tree bring forth GOOD FRUIT.” Do you think Jesus Christ was LIEING?? Well, the NIV is owned by a company called Zondervan. The KJV is public domain. Which means, it is owned by the people. Why? Because the truth is priceless. God makes sure of that In 2 Timothy 2:9 KJV reads “…but the word of God is NOT BOUND."

Zondervan is owned by a company called HarperCollins. Which is the sole publisher of the Satanic Bible. Need Proof? Check out this website:

http://www.harpercollins.com/book/index.aspx?isbn=9780380015399

Why would God appoint these UnGodly people to do His work, when they also make millions of dollars producing these books that will send its readers straight to Hell? God is Holy. Pure. This is NOT His Will! He tells us in 2 Cor. 6:14 for what fellowship hath RIGHTEOUSNESS with UNRIGHTEOUSNESS? and what communion hath light with darkness?"

Where Are the Boycotters when you Need Them?

Just listen to preachers on the television. If someone supports homosexuals they are Evil. And we should boycott them. If a store wishes us Happy Holidays, instead of Merry Christmas they’re on the bandwagon to get IT changed. However I agree with the preachers about these problems, I believe these people who print the Satanic Bible, and homosexual magazines and the NIV get no heat from these preachers. Many preach from the NIV. It is the Top Seller. How is this possible? Every time you purchase one of these, you are donating your hard earned money, (That God has blessed you with) to these people to print MORE Satanic bibles, and homosexual magazines to spread Satan’s word. Not God Almighty!

Who Killed Goliath??

2 Samuel 21:19 The NIV reads, “In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim [Or son of Jair the weaver] the Bethlehemite killed Goliath “ Did these people know nothing of the bible? Even a young child knows who killed Goliath. David!

In Conclusion!

Now let me ask you a question. What better way would Satan deceive as many Jesus lovers as possible, than using Gods word?? The NIV is only one of many tools of the devil. Everything that has been written here is fact. This bible is NOT easier to understand. God made it very clear that there would be many false prophets. This book being one!

The KJV is simple. As it points out, all through out it, you only need the Holy Spirit to help you understand it. Matthew 7:8 KJV Reads. “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 21:22 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

These days, it just seems more simple to buy something that you think will help you understand it better, rather than to pray to God for help and understanding of HIS word. Not mans.

Please consider what you are reading. What’s popular, or what’s right?

Jesus Christ died for us. Only to have his will, turned into lies that deceive many followers everyday.
~Joshua~

6 comments:

Nicholas Cardot said...

Very long, but very good post!

Anonymous said...

Very informative post Joshua. I am so glad that I don't have to worry about what Bible I have I know I have the Word of God in the KJV. I look forward to your new posts this next year.
Bro Tim

Anonymous said...

Extremely good post. May I give this post to my pastor who may use it in a sermon? I appreciate the amount of research you put into this, good work.
Lisa Ransdell

Anonymous said...

Thank's for the comment on my blog.
I like this post, it reminds me of a message my husband preached once on the NIV- New Infected Version. Keep up the good work. God Bless.

The Good Reporters said...

Bro. Nicholas & Bro. Tim,
Thanks for your encouraging words.

Anonymous,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Feel free to give it to your pastor.

Karen,
Glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Anonymous said...

Can you Imagine buying a new Bible not knowing which one is the true word of God.