Bible Version Comparison

By: Timothy Davis Sr.

Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. (KJV).

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What do you suppose is the big deal about having the more modern version of the Bible? What is it that seems to have so many folks in an uproar today about weather to use the King James Version, the New International Version, the New King James Version, or the Holman Christian Standard Bible? If you were to look at the arguments going around now a days, at first glance you’d ask those questions and say: “What’s the big deal?”. Actually, that was my first question. What is the big deal? If the Word of God is made available to us in “Today’s” language, fantastic. Right?

To give you a little background, first I need to educate you on some certain facts. These new versions are supposed to be improvements on the wording for better understanding in today’s English language. This, from what I understand, was the published intent of the translators. But in doing so it seems that certain omissions and changes took place. After you have had a chance to read this publication, you’ll see these omissions and changes did more harm than good. With others though it would seem there was a hidden and darker agenda.

Also the newer versions, more so of the NIV and the NKJV, were supposed to have been translated from an older, more reliable text. They never really say too clearly which ones until you dig for the truth. Then you find that the “older and more reliable texts” were in reality the corrupted Alexandrian translations which I describe later in this article.

The translators of these particular versions have made the statement that some of the words in the King James Bible were archaic and needed to be updated. To be honest with you it’s not the words that needed to be updated. It’s the willingness of the reader to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Or could it be that they had a darker intent? Could it be there is an intent to cloud some issues that really hurt a certain agenda called the Ecumenical Movement. Mark Twain said, “It’s not the things in the Bible I don’t understand that bother me, but the things I do understand that bother me.” Just a little food for thought for you there…

One Wednesday evening before I started writing this paper, I was teaching at prayer meeting on the verses that were paramount to our beliefs. In the congregation there was a dear lady who for years had used a NIV. As I listed and read each verse to the congregation and expounded, I kept noticing a commotion where this lady was sitting. The more I read, the more she looked upset and was asking the lady next to her questions. After the service she cornered me and said: “brother Tim, those verses aren’t in my book”. One in particular was Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. This verse is a direct statement made by the Savior Himself about His purpose for being here. After she had showed me the other verses missing, I knew something was rotten in Denmark. The next day I began this article which is growing each time I dig deeper and deeper into the Bible version subject.

There is a grave danger in these new translations that I had never before seen until the above incident occurred. With the changes and meddling going on in such a heated pace with the Bible versions, true Bible teachings become harder and harder to find. You have to understand that the Word of God is inspired by God in such a way that we can’t settle the true teachings (doctrines) on any one verse. Doctrine or teaching is not found neatly packed up in one place. Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: If meanings are changed and intermingled with other translations and texts, doctrines will become even more confused than they are now. I put it to you this way, If anyway will do, NO WAY will do just as well! How about this one: If it ain’t broke, why fix it???

I know maybe what some of you may be thinking here. You may be thinking “here’s another one of those on the edge, bible thumping, King James 1611, fundamentalist radicals, who’s always right and won’t listen to anything type guys”. The facts are, I do realize the the 1611 version is almost unreadable to most folks because of Elizabethan English spelling, that is until the spelling was updated (1762 A.D. and 1769 A.D.), and no I’m not a fundamentalist by name, although I do admire their stubborn adherence to the Word of God. And by the way, I do believe that we as Christians need to reason with one another just the same as the Lord God reasons with us. Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Now please, before you label me a malcontent or a mean spirited preacher, would you simply check out the evidence presented to you here? So far almost eight years has passed since I started this article, and nothing went into it until there was a great deal of prayer, study, & research. I want you, the reader, to know that with all that is in me, I love you with a Godly love. It is my sincere desire that you know when Satan is out to fool you so you can resist him with all that is in you through the Holy Spirit of God. It could be that most likely a few of the ones who read this article are fellow Christians who just didn’t know the facts. Some of you may very well learn or already know the truth here and choose to ignore it or get mad at me, the messenger for telling you.  It’s my sincere hope you don’t though. (Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?) The choice belongs to you how you handle the information in this article.

  • (KJV) Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Interestingly enough, these new versions contain copyrights. How is it that if you are supposed to be representing Gods Word, that you can copyright it? I don’t get it. Anyway for the sake of the publishers rights I will be listing their copyrights as I examine each one.

THE NIV

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(1973, 1978)

So let’s see what’s the big deal here. It would be safe to begin with a inspection of the NIV. The NIV seems to be the most popular modern version with the brethren and a good place to start. This is, by the way, an ongoing study and you may want to check back with this page from time to time for updates.

Inside the front cover we find:

  • The Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright © 1978 by New York International Bible Society
    • The New Testament, New International Version
      • © 1973 by New York Bible Society International
      • © 1978 by New York International Bible Society
        • Portions of this Bible have been previously published under the following copyrights by the New York International Bible Society.
          • The Book of John © 1970; The Book of Isaiah © 1975; The Book of Daniel © 1976; Proverbs and Ecclesiastes © 1977

Lets start with what verses have been removed completely by the NIV authors. Yes I did say REMOVED!!!

They are:
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 – 28:29
Romans 16:24
1st John 5:7

And what were these verses?

  • Matthew 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (KJV) These are the Words of the Savior!
  • Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. (KJV) Again, the Words of the Savior!
  • Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. (KJV) Unless I’m confused, aren’t these also the Words of the Savior?
  • Mark 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. (KJV) Again the Words of the Savior telling us that we had better listen up!!!
  • Mark:9:44: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (KJV) Heaven forbid that we should not hear about Hell from the Savior! Again, the Lords Words.
  • Mark 9:46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (KJV) Again, gone is the very Words of the Savior!
  • Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. (KJV) Ya know, I’m beginning to worry a bit about what you folks are missing when you read this version! Where did these “All Important” Words of Jesus go to?
  • Mark15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. (KJV) Isn’t this a verse confirming that Jesus fulfilled prophesy? Now why do you suppose this was left out?
  • Luke 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (KJV) I don’t get it! This is important info about the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and again, straight from the mouth of the Savior!!!
  • Luke 23:17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.) (KJV) OK, I ain’t quite so dumb as to not know that this is the first reference and showing of Jesus dying in the place of another. Gee, didn’t He die in the place of us all? Didn’t He suffer and die in our place so that we could receive forgiveness?
  • John 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. (KJV) This is a major part of the story. Why remove it?
  • 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. (KJV) Hey, now wait a minute. Isn’t this one of the passages that tells us that if we believe in Jesus Christ in His Deity we will be saved!
  • Acts 15:34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still. (KJV) OK, part of a story line made incomplete. Hum?
  • Acts 24:7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, Lord forbid that we should mention how violently Paul was taken into custody!
  • Acts 28 29: And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves. (KJV) Wouldn’t it be nice to know that Paul’s words didn’t completely fall on deaf ears?
  • 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. (KJV) Hey, isn’t this one of the KEY verses that describe the Godhead? God the Father, God the Son (Word), God the Holy Ghost?

It’s enough in just these omissions to make a preacher fuss. So what’s next?

How about we scope out a verse dealing with Christian fellowship and bearing one another’s burdens.

  • (KJV) James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
  • (NIV) James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
    • It’s clear that we are to share one another’s burdens (faults) for the moral and well being of the saints. On the other hand it is nothing but Roman Catholic dogma to confess our sins to one another. We are to confess our faults to one another. Our sins are to be confessed to God. There is a big difference in faults and sins.
      • Definitions of Fault and of Sin
        • fault n. A character weakness, especially a minor one. Something that impairs or detracts from physical perfection; a defect. See Synonyms at blemish. A mistake; an error. A minor offense or misdeed.
        • sin n. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate. Theology. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience. Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong.

In Psalms the psalmist proclaims the benefits of Gods preservation of His Word and yet somehow it has been change to mean something else.

  • (KJV) Psalms 12:6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever
  • (NIV) Psalms 12:6 And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times. 12:7 O LORD , you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.
    • These two verses plainly are talking about preserving the Word of God, yet once you get into the NIV, we see that it is no longer the Word of God being preserved but us, Gods people. How exactly did that happen?

What does the KJV and the NIV say about Jesus Christ being God in the Flesh?

  • (KJV) 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.
  • (NIV) 1st Timothy 3:16 Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
    • In the King James Version it’s plain that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. In the New International Version it only says “He” and nowhere in this verse is the deity of Christ even acknowledged.

Lets look at the instrument of our Salvation, the Blood, and see what we find.

  • (KJV) Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
  • (NIV) Colossians 1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
    • Where did the Blood go? It’s been removed! (KJV)Hebrews 9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

How about the uniqueness of Jesus being the “Only Begotten Son of God?

  • (KJV) John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • (NIV) John 3:16 “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.
    • This one sort of makes the blood boil. Jesus “IS” the Only Begotten Son of God!!! A uniqueness because He is also God! Without the word “Begotten”, anyone can be this unique being so to speak.

Then there are verses where the meaning has been completely reversed or changed.

  • (KJV) Isaiah 9:3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
  • (NIV) Isaiah 9:3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.
    • How did “and not increased the joy” become “and increased their joy“? Opposite meanings, right?
  • (KJV) Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
  • (NIV) Colossians 2:18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.
    • How did “intruding into those things which he hath not seen” become “great detail about what he has seen“? Totally opposite again!
  • (KJV) Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
  • (NIV) Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.
    • Now how is it that all of a sudden it’s Satan (the dragon) standing on the shore instead of John the Revelator? Interesting!

How about our Christian walk?

  • (KJV) Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
  • (NIV) Jeremiah 6:16 This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.'”
    • The NIV says to walk in the “good way,” but does not tell you that the old paths are the good way, but suggests the “ancient paths” or pagan ways are best. Look again at KJV. Stand “in the ways” that would be the ways of God. The NIV with “crossroads” suggests many different paths.
  • (KJV) 1st Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
  • (NIV) 1st Thessalonians 5:22 Avoid every kind of evil.
    • Big difference here! Someone can be innocent of wrongdoing, but be in a situation that makes it APPEAR he is guilty. The KJV wants us to avoid even LOOKING guilty as well being guilty!

Wasn’t it the Devil that was cast out of Heaven?

  • (KJV) 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!
  • (NIV) Isaiah 14:12 How have you fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!
    • Now I ain’t too smart but wasn’t Jesus the one called the “Morning Star” and not Satan? Revelation 22:16 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. (KJV)

What about the reason/reasons Jesus came to the earth?

  • (KJV) Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
  • (NIV) Luke 9:56 and they went to another village.
    • OK they went to another village! What about the Lords Words concerning His NECESSARY purpose?

And what about the free gift of Salvation? The NIV makes Salvation look hard to accomplish when actually all the verse was saying is that it is hard to trust in riches and get saved. This, in my opinion is a total perversion of the Word.

  • (KJV) Mark 10:24 Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
  • (NIV) Mark 10:24 Jesus said again, Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

One other point I want you to notice. The word “Sodomite” has been completely removed from the NIV. Interestingly enough this version has become the text of those involved in trying to justify homosexuality in the scriptures. Just a footnote though, if God created some to be heterosexual, and then He created others to be homosexual, you would then have to reason to say that God owes an apology to the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah for their destruction. To say even such is blasphemy. The most likely reason why the word “sodomite” was removed from the NIV is one of the editors of this book was a woman by the name of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott. This woman is a professed, in your face, lesbian who has no shame in hiding her sin from the world and worked from beginning to end on this book (the NIV). Mollenkott and a woman named Letha Scanzoni authored another book entitled “Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?” in 1978, in which she called for nondiscrimination toward homosexuality. In this book they state that the account of Sodom in Genesis doesn’t teach the evil of homosexuality, but the evils of violent gang rape and in-hospitality to strangers.

The book also claims that “the idea of a life long homosexual orientation or ‘condition’ is never mentioned in the Bible” and that Romans chapter one does not “fit the case of a sincere homosexual Christian”. (p. 71) That’s not what I read here in Romans 1:25-28. (KJV) Romans 1:25 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. 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 1:27 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, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Is that what you see in these verses???

Well after seeing all these things about the NIV, why do you suppose these certain verses were removed or changed? The reason I have found is that this book was not translated from the original text (named “Textus Receptus” a decade or two after the translation) but from another source. The NIV is mainly comprised of translations from the Septuagint Greek text by Hellenistic Jews during the period 275 – 100 BC at Alexandria, Egypt  & the totally corrupted Alexandrian manuscripts Sinaticus and Vaticanus or the Roman Catholic texts put together by Westcott and Hort (1881-1901). Why corrupted you ask? These translations that came out of Alexandria Egypt were mainly translated by the Alexandrian Jews who were known for their error and mingling of superstition into their works and they were aided buy pagan scholars as well in their completion.

I think it is interesting to note the fact that the pope John Paul, put the Received Text (Textus Receptus), on the Index of Forbidden Books. Even the more aggravating is that possibly the only authentic copies of the Received Text have been scarfed up by the Vatican and hid away in their protected archives. The reason being is that the Received Text was so different from the Catholic Church’s Vulgate Bible, which is based on the Vaticanus manuscript it became a major threat to their dogmas and traditions. Protestants have reworked their Greek text to match Rome’s Vaticanus manuscript. Roman Catholic cardinal Carlo Martini is even on the Protestant Greek New Testament committee. The prefaces to the Roman Catholic New American Bible, the NASB, and the NIV, all tell the reader that they are based on the same Nestle/UBS Greek (Alexandrian) text.

 

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End Cover of the NIV by Zondervan


For my reference to this study, I own the leather covered NIV by Zondervan. On this book, not surprisingly you find a cross on the end cover face and on the inside cover. But not just a cross but a very stylized cross. It didn’t take much study at all to realize that this isn’t a Christian Cross at all, but an ancient Celtic cross from the pagan, pre-Christian days of Ireland. Although it is slightly disguised, you can tell the pagan Celtic cross solely by the even lengthened arms. Following the roots of this symbol takes you directly to the sacrificial alters of Wiccan.


 

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Inside leaf of the NIV by Zondervan


Pre Christian Celtic Cross


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The O’Donnell Cross

Notice the modified Triquetra on each arm of the cross.


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9th Century Celtic Cross of Clonmacnois


The Celtic Cross carved in stone on the British Isles.


 

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Marker showing that a Satanic Black Mass has or is about to take place.

Wiccan/Celtic Origins


 

Most would think this is a small issue because in the early years of Christianity on the British Isles, this symbol was borrowed & adopted by the Christian converts. Actually and to be honest with you, if it is OK to accept this symbol for Christianity why not go ahead and accept the pentagram? Why not, because if it’s not of God, it’s of the devil! That’s why… 1st Corinthians 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? (KJV) & Isaiah 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord. (KJV)

 

Below is a question sent in by one of the folks visiting our website:

Q. The KJV uses the words “believe on”…, while the NIV uses the words “believe in”… What is the scriptural difference between these phrases? [Anon]

A. This would be yet another example of the watering down of the Word of God. (NIV) Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.” Have you ever been asked by someone if you Believe In something? In other words it’s a step of accepting something, not necessarily holding any stock or need any natural or spiritual proof of, but just believe in something. This is saying that if you believe in His name then you have the right to become a child of God. For a while as a little child I believed in Santa Claus. After I became older and realized that dear ole Santa was just a figure that represented the Christmas spirit, I no longer believed in Santa as an actual person.

However, when read as properly translated from the KJV: Acts:16:31: And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house., we see that not only are we believing in but on the very name of Jesus Christ. This is a much deeper and fuller meaning because we are putting our hope on the entire being of the Lord and Savior. Not as merely a symbol but on every fiber of what He came here for, what He preached, what He did, how He did what He did, and what He is doing for us this very day. There is a major difference here in these two examples.

The same can be said of the following verses:

  • (NIV) John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
  • (KJV) John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

You can also plainly look at the difference in the words right & power. Sure, we’ll then have the right, but then we also need the power. And that power comes from no other place than from God Himself.

[Timothy]

THE NKJV

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(1979, 1982)

And again the Copyright notice:

  • The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
  • The New King James Bible, New Testament
    • Copyright © 1979 By Thomas Nelson, Inc.
      • The New King James Bible, New Testament and Psalms
        • Copyright © 1980 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Before I go too far into the next section which deals with the New King James Version, I’d like you to look at something if you will. Remember that I mentioned a “Hidden Agenda”? Do you also remember my mentioning the Celtic cross on the NIV? Well look at what the NJKV has on it’s cover.

 

The Triquetra:

Inside the front cover of the New King James we find this explanation about why the Triquetra is on this book:

  • The Triquetra from the Latin word meaning three cornered is an ancient symbol for the Trinity. It comprises three interwoven arcs, distinct yet equal and inseparable, symbolizing the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are three distinct yet equal persons and individually one God.
    • Yeah, Right!!! Sure it is… Scope out what I found out about the Triquetra:

[Image] To the left is three esoteric “6”‘s. Clearly showing the number “666”. It is an ancient Gnostic symbol that you can find reference to now as a New Age Movement symbol. You will also find this symbol on a book named “The Craft: A Witch’s Book of Shadows, also called the Grimoire. It’s a book of spells, enchantments, Wicca ethics and rituals. Don’t believe my word on it. Do a search in your favorite search engine and look on the cover of the book.

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To the left is a image of what is known as the Triquetra Grimoire. A Witches book of Spells and Incantations



To the right is a blow-up image of the medallion found on this dark and evil book.


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[Image] The image on the left is the New King James Version logo on the inside cover of the book and is in all actuality an ancient symbol for the pagan trinity of Isis, Horus, & Seb, and then the Celtic symbol for the triple aspects of the Goddess (Maiden, Mother and Crone) and not the Christian Godhead. Use of these number symbols can be traced all the way to Pythagoras (582 B.C.) initiate into the Egyptian mysteries.  Another source I’ve found dates it back even 5000 years ago to the three forces of nature: earth, air, and water (Elementals). The symbol was revived again by the satanist Aleister Crowley for the Royal Arch (Lucifer) of the 3rd Degree of the York. The symbol’s shape is made as three initiates join arms and feet, while repeating the names of ancient pagan trinity. This symbol can also be seen on satanic rock group albums like Led Zeppelin, as well as on new Age bestselling books like the Aquarian Conspiracy.

Hey, if you happen to have a Nelson New King James Bible. It could be possible that you can find this emblem on the inside cover. Now why in Heavens name would you imagine that this is in there? Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (KJV)

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Would the Lord God want any type of pagan symbol on His Divine Book?


 

After a careful search of pagan symbols I found a link to this particular book called “The Craft ~ A Witch’s Book of Shadows” by Dorothy Morrison. Do you see the triquetra symbol between the words “The Craft” & “A Witch’s Book of Shadows”? This book contains satanic spells, enchantments, and rituals. It also includes Wicca Ethics if there is such a thing. The companion book, “The Craft Companion ~ A Witch’s Journal” also has the symbol right on the front.

 

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[Image] You might believe the image to the left is a Christian Cross. Wrong! It is a satanic crest (pendant) that can be purchased where occult symbols and jewelry are sold. Look closely at the arms of this particular cross. What do you see?

 


You will also find this symbol used all over the place in the television series from a few years back called “Charmed”. It’s a TV series about three witch sisters.[Image]

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When Charmed begins, look at the book of spells they use and sure enough you’ll find this symbol on the cover.

Then there is the ever controversial book written by a Rabbi Yonassan Gershom, The Aquarian Conspiracy. A description of the New Age culture in America. Interestingly we find the triquera here also. In her notes to answer some of the people who recognized this symbol for what it is she says: “What the logo reminds ME of is a triple Moebius strip — that’s a single-sided surface that every mathematician is familiar with.” I ask you though, what on earth does mathematics have to do with the New Age movement? Was it put there just as a decoration? If it looks like a skunk, walks like a skunk, & smells like a skunk it must be a rabbit??? No, it’s a SKUNK!!! One other thing she mentions is: “How ironic, that the Christian fundamentalist reviewers here have taken the title of this book so LITERALLY, as referring to some kind of sinister plot. Then again, fundamentalists take everything literally, so what’s new?” Dear lady, I’m not a fundamentalist! I’m an original Baptist and I agree with my fundamentalist brethren and also see exactly what they see with perfect clarity.


So what do we find in the New King James Version (NKJV) which uses a satanic symbol for its emblem? I haven’t got a good report here either folks. Would you expect me to in light of the above information?

Now dog gone it. I wear a hat with a cross on it and the passage below it 1st Corinthians 1:18. It plainly says that those who are lost think the preaching of the cross (crucifixion) is foolishness but to us that ARE SAVED it is the POWER of GOD. The New King James makes it look like we are having to Work for our Salvation because we are in the process of BEING SAVED….

  • (KJV)1st Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
  • (NKJV) 1st Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
    • Your will also find this same verse perverted in the same way in the NIV. 1st Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
      • It’s interesting to note that these two examples from the NKJV and the NIV are exactly the same. Not only this particular scripture but  because of many other changed verses we are starting to hear preachers proclaiming that there is a need for two acts of Grace before we are saved. What a pity. 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; 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables

And below they are doing it again, gee whiz. Either we ARE Saved or we’re NOT SAVED.

  • (KJV) Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
  • (NKJV) Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

Ever wondered how we would recognize the Antichrist when he appears? In the book of Daniel we see a clear sign of his coming. (KJV) Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

The verse I want you to focus on for this example is:

  • (KJV) Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
  • (NKJV) Daniel 8:25 “Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; But he shall be broken without human means.
    • I showed you the evidence of Satanic practices and witchery in the NKJV by the symbol used on this book. Now look at some of the scriptural evidence. The word craft is basically the practice of satanic rite or witch craft. The word craft has been replaced with the word deceipt. Two totally different words meaning two seperate things. Hey, if I were the antichrist, I certainly wouldn’t want you to know what tools I’ll be using to take over the world.

Here is something that is just plumb evil. To kneel is not to worship. Yes, we kneel sometimes to worship, but we kneel for many other things. To worship IS NOT just an act of kneeling! This dear lady came and recognized the deity of Jesus in adoration of the Son of God.

  • (KJV) Matthew 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
  • (NKJV) Matthew 20:20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.

This particular example I would consider just plain ole sneaky. Is the way to eternal life a place where sidestepping is allowed without reprimand, in other words with rules or is it just merely Difficult? By the way, notice the way is no longer narrow in the NKJV. They switched it around for some reason.

  • (KJV) Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life.
  • (NKJV) Matthew 7:14 Because narrow is the gate and DIFFICULT is the way which leads to life,

How about our need to study God’s Word? Don’t we need to STUDY???

  • (KJV) 2nd Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
  • (NKJV) 2nd Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Did you know that the word Godhead, which some call “the Holy Trinity” was too strong a word for the NKJV translators? You know, God the Father, God the Son, & God the Holy Ghost. Instead these fine folks just wanted you to know about Gods divine nature. Either the word describes our Holy Triune God, or it doesn’t. The facts are, this verse has been weakened beyond belief.

  • (KJV) Acts 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
  • (NKJV) Acts 17:29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising.

Then there seems to be this dislike of the concept of a physical hell. The word hell has been removed from the NKJV 23 times. What it’s substituted with is really alarming. By replacing “hell” with “Hades” and “Sheol”! Hades noun (in stories about Ancient Greece) a place under the earth where the spirits (= forms of dead people that cannot be seen) of the dead go; the underworld. Location of the Elasion fields, the river Styx.

What on earth does hell have to do with ancient Greek mythology? Nothing actually. Hades was a place where the ancient Greeks believed ALL would spend eternity in bliss or torment. Hell on the other hand is a place of eternal condemnation for the damned. Two different and distinct definitions. (KJV) Luke:16:22: And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

And what about Sheol? She·ol Pronunciation: shE-‘Ol, ‘shE-” noun, Hebrew She’Ol, the abode of the dead in early Hebrew thought. This was the place also referred to as Paradise where souls awaited the coming of the Messiah. It’s location was in the inner earth separated from the torments of hell by a great gulf of space. (KJV) Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.  Jesus, after his resurrection, freed the faithful souls from Paradise/Sheol  Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death., so that these souls could be with him in Glory. (KJV) 2nd Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  

And here we go again. I would reckon that the word “Gehenna” no longer has a meaning to these scholars. geenna, gheh’-en-nah; of Heb. or; valley of (the son of) Hinnom; gehenna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerus., used (fig.) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment:–hell. It’s interesting to note though that the translators were a bit inconsistent in their use of Hades in place of Gehenna in that they left Hell (gehenna) in some places and removed it from others. Go figure.

There are a few noted evangelists that have stopped preaching about hell because they no longer believe in its literal existence. Billy Graham for one has been quoted that he denies hell fire by saying it is “not fire.” Brother Billy, by the way was one of the strongest supporters of the New King James Version when it was first published. Ouch Billy! What are you thinking?

There’s a bunch more removed so but let me break this down for you. In the New King James Version:

  • The word “God” has been removed 51 times.
  • The word “Jehovah” has been removed completely.
  • The word “Lord” has been removed 66 times.
  • The word “heaven” has been removed 50 times.
  • The word “repent” has been removed 44 times.
  • The word “blood” has been removed 23 times.
  • The word “new testament” has been removed completely.
  • The word “damnation” has been removed completely.
  • The word “devils” has been removed completely.

Now that would qualify as a Bad Thing, don’t you think? Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (KJV)

THE HCSB

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(2003)

The Holman Christian Standard Bible is the latest of the new versions to be found. On the Holman website they proudly announce “This fresh rendering of God’s Word is translated directly from the original biblical languages (emphasis added) with a reader-friendly style geared to contemporary English usage.”  OK, lets see if it is translated from the Original Languages which by the way would be Textus Receptus & the Hebrew Old Testament…

FYI, the front of this book tells me that I need to make the following statement before I quote these verses out of the Holman CSB:

  • Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quotations marked HCSB have been taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible ® Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.

The one verse I have been able so far to narrow down as the indicator of weather or not we have a counterfeit Bible is (KJV)1st Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that (1) perish foolishness; but unto us which (2) are saved it is the power of God. The verse in the HCSB is quoted as: 1st Corinthians 1:18 For to those who are (1) perishing the message of the cross is foolishness, but to us who are (2) being saved it is God’s power.

Using my trusty Strongs Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible and my Greek & Hebrew bible text taken from the original, lets look at if this particular verse was taken from the original autographs by Holman. We’ll focus on two things here. First about those who are lost (perishing) and then on the part concerning Salvation (Saved or being Saved)

  • (1) Does the original say perishing or does it say them that perish? The word used in the Greek here is: apollumi, ap-ol’-loo-mee; to destroy fully (reflex. to perish, or lose), lit. or fig.:–destroy, die, lose, mar, perish. It is a verb that shows action, so perishing or perish could be used without loss of meaning.
  • (2) Does the original say we are saved or are we in the process of being saved? In other words a continual work. The word used in the Greek here is: sozo, sode’-zo; from a prim. sos (contr. for obsol. saos, “safe”); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (lit. or fig.):–heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole. It is also a verb that has a finality about it and not a process. So with no mistake about it we ARE SAVED and not in the process of it.

Then the following is just another example of the same perversion of the Word:

  • (KJV) 2nd Corinthians 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
  • (HCSB) 2nd Corinthians 2:15 For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing
    • The HCSB again argues with the finality of our salvation.

Reading further on, I come across an instance that totally confuses me about the HCSB. I direct your attention to the following verses that the bible says allows or makes possible our salvation:

  • (KJV) Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • (HCSB) Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift– 2:9 not from works, so that no one can boast.
    • This is what I can’t figure out. First they say we are being saved in 1st Corinthians and then as a direct contradiction in Ephesians say we “are” saved even though the word saved is the same in the Greek (sozo) for 1st Corinthians, 2nd Corinthians & Ephesians!

Here is an interesting concept… Since it’s unpopular these days to tell an adulterous woman that the Bible says she shouldn’t remarry, otherwise they’re making the new spouse commit adultery, lets just take it from the text of the Bible and everybody can be happy. “and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.” has been completely removed from the HCSB.

  • (KJV) Matthew 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
  • (HCSB) Matthew 19:9 And I tell you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

So, like the other versions, the concept of sodomy and the resulting judgment because of it, was just as distasteful to the HCSB editors!

  • (KJV) Mark 6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
  • (HCSB) Mark 6:11 If any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, when you leave there, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
    • Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.” was completely omitted from the text!

Certain words missing from the HCSB are Gods Holy Name “Jehovah”, “New Testament” which is the very thing Jesus came to establish, “sodomite” which describes the one major thing that causes a stench in the nostrils of God, & “damnation” which is the result of our fall from Gods presence. The reason I picked these words out of numerous ones removed or replaced are that these have a certain significance that even in today’s English language have the same meaning and power. So why remove them?

I also found certain verses which changed meaning completely by changing circumstances in the HCSB. For instance:

  • (KJV) Exodus 14:25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
  • (HCSB) Exodus 14:25 He caused their chariot wheels to swerve and made them drive with difficulty. “Let’s get away from Israel,” the Egyptians said, “because the Lord is fighting for them against Egypt!
    • Can someone please tell me if they see a difference in swerving and completely falling off???

This one is a bit tricky until you see what is being implied here in Acts 13:

  • (KJV) Acts 13:33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
  • (HCSB) Acts 13:33 God has fulfilled this to us their children by raising up Jesus, as it is written in the second Psalm: You are My Son; today I have become Your Father.
    • Was there any time when Christ was not “THE” eternal, everlasting, without beginning or end, Son of God? In all actuality there is absolutely no Greek text that reads the way that the HCSB has this verse interpreted. In fact, for some strange reason the HCSB agrees with the Jehovah Witness (New World Translation) version of the bible!

One last thing about the Holman. How does the HCSB deal with the unity of the Godhead?

  • (KJV)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.
  • (HCSB)1st John 5:7 For there are three that testify:
    • It would seem that the HCSB editors didn’t consider the most powerful verse in the Bible about the Godhead (Holy Trinity) to have enough validity to remain in the scriptures. The HCSB completely removes these words of the utmost importance from this verse: “in heaven, The Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

Well, so much for their statement that they translated the HCSB directly from the original biblical languages. Sadly, this translation is the direct result of the work of the Southern Baptist brethren. What’s happened here? Have we forgotten our own truths and roots? Could it be that some of our brethren have given in to the Ecumenical movement and compromised the Word of God the same as the papists and protestants? Lord please help us.

THE KJV

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(1611)

In 1604, King James announced that fifty-four (54) Hebrew and Greek scholars had been appointed to translate a new Bible from the Received Text (named “Textus Receptus” after the translation was completed) for the people who spoke the English language. The number was reduced to forty-seven (47) by the time the work actually began in 1607. Instead of working together all in one place, these men were divided into six (6) individual teams, which worked at three (3) separate locations. There were two (2) teams at Oxford, two (2) at Westminster, and two (2) at Cambridge. Each team was given a selected portion of Scripture to translate. Each individual scholar made his own translation of a book, and then passed it on to be reviewed by every member of his team. The entire team then went over the book together. Once a team had completed a book of the Bible, they sent it to be reviewed by the other five (5) teams. Any and all questionable and objectionable translation was marked and noted, and then it was returned to the original team for consideration. A special committee was then formed by selecting one (1) leader from each team. This committee ironed out all of the remaining differences and presented a finished copy for the printers in 1611. So then the King James Bible had to pass at least fourteen (14) examinations before going to the printer. Throughout this entire process, any learned scholar of the land could be called upon for their judgment, and the churches were kept informed of the progress.

The process in which this KJV Bible had been translated has many times been attacked. Why, because of the original autographs. Doubt has so often been introduced into the argument saying that it would have been impossible for the word to have been preserved over the centuries to be saved and then translated into English.

  • Psalms 119:89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
  • Psalms 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

The attack most often used by certain scholars was that the Apostles and Jesus Christ Himself used the Greek translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint. I don’t believe our Lord used the Septuagint. And Jesus, knowing that they (the Scribes & Pharisees) were not only adding laws that were grievous to the people, but were using a perverted translation instead of the unperverted and preserved Hebrew Old Testament and adding to His Word said: Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 15:10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 15:12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Jesus came unto his own (the Jews) preaching from His own (Hebrew) text.

The other common attack was/is over the Received Text (Textus Receptus). Either God preserved His Word or He didn’t. The man Erasmus (1469 – 1536), who published and noted the Received text and in no means created it, simply passed on the traditional and received text. Even Westcott and Hort admitted this. That text, known at the time of the translation as the Byzantine text (also known as the “Syrian”, “Antiochian”, and “Received” texts) was the text from the original Gospel accounts and letters of the Apostles.

To nail this down for you, the King James was translated solely from the preserved Hebrew texts, (the ancient Hebrew Old Testament) and letters named “Textus Receptus” (Received Text or Byzantine Text). The Received Text are the diligently copied and preserved letters of the Apostles and Saints from the 1st century A.D. that have been handed down in the original Greek and Aramaic that they were originally written in. No pagan middle men here! These were also referenced to the oldest Waldense / Paulican (Anabaptist / Baptist) texts called the “Old Italia Bible”. Then they were translated by the Kings scholars to bring us the King James 1611 version. The only changes then to take place with the KJV was spelling corrections (1762 and 1769) because English spelling had changed. ie; s’s for f’s, and the removal of the books in between called the Apocrypha, that most certainly didn’t belong there, and were put there under political pressure & so forth, to give us the King James Authorized Version which we have today.

Just thought I’d give you a bit to ponder on too. The Greek and Hebrew languages have a different word for the second person singular and the second person plural pronouns. In Today’s English we use the one-word “you” for both the singular and plural. But because the translators of the King James Version wanted a more accurate, word-for-word translation of the Hebrew and Greek text, they couldn’t use the word “you” completely through the Bible! If it begins with “t” (thou, thy, thine) it’s singular, but if it begins with “y” (ye) it’s plural. When the publishers advertised the NKJV they called it “the Accurate One”, and yet the King James Version, using “thee”, “thou”, “ye”, is far more accurate! Like I heard another brother say: It doesn’t sound right to sing the song “How Great Thou Art” by singing “How Great You Are”, now does it???

It was said by bible scholars in the 1960’s & 1970’s that the Bible merely contains the Word of God. I can’t buy into that school of thought. After receiving the findings presented to you here I must with all good conscience tell you that the Received Text is the “inspired” Word of God and the King James Version is that inspired Word of God preserved in the English language!

THE DRV

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(1749 – 1752)

It doesn’t hurt to mention a certain version of the scriptures which “WAS” translated from the Latin Alexandrian text and apparently also from the Received Text to give you a certain picture if you will, of how translators of what I plainly now feel are counterfeits even corrupt their own sources. The Roman Catholic answer to the King James Version was the Douay-Rheims Version. Once the KJV was printed it even became popular with catholic priests. So much so that they were even using it from behind their pulpits. This was a big uh-oh to the papal powers that be and immediately & hastily, they started putting together their own version in English to get the KJV out of their pulpits. They were indeed hasty because in doing so actually disagreed with their own doctrines and dogmas. Check this out…

  • Catholic priests are called father but the DRV says:
    • (DRV) Matthew 23:9 And call none your father upon earth; for one is your father, who is in heaven. Whoops!!!
    • (KJV) Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
  • The roman catholic church believes that your sins must be confessed through the priest at confessional but the DRV says:
    • (DRV) 1st John 2:1 My little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin. But if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the just. Whoops!!!
    • (KJV) 1st John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
  • The catholics believe that they will go to a place called Purgatory after death to be purged of any remaining sins, but the DRV says:
    • (DRV) 2nd Corinthians 5:8 But we are confident and have a good will to be absent rather from the body and to be present with the Lord.  Whoops!!!
    • (KJV) 2nd Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
  • Here is the biggest Uh-Oh I’ve seen… You remember me mentioning 1 Corinthians 1:18 being changed and perverted by the other versions? The roman catholics believe that you aren’t sure of your salvation until death. Interestingly enough, here is what the DRV says:
    • (DRV) 1st Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. Whoops!!!
    • (KJV) 1st Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
  • Here is a minor bit of consistency with their doctrine and dogmas. Notice that “for ever” has been removed from refering to our sins by moving a simple comma from Hebrews 10:12. They teach that there has to be a continual (unbloody) sacrifice for sins.
    • (DRV) Hebrews 10:12 But this man, offering one sacrifice for sins, for ever sitteth on the right hand of God, Oh Boy!!!
    • (KJV) Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
  • What about all those who were killed and tortured in the inquisitions? Don’t believe me? Read Foxes Book of Martyrs and see for yourself. Born again believers were tortured and killed by the roman church and yet their bible says:
    • (DRV) Hebrews 10:30 For we know him that hath said: Vengeance belongeth to me, and I will repay. And again: The Lord shall judge his people. Whoops!!!
    • (KJV) Hebrews10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

Actually the list of contradictions goes on and on. What a pity…There are also contained in the DRV certain books which were removed from the KJV with good reason. They contradicted the rest of the books of the Bible and even themselves at times. Christians and Orthodox Jews alike have long condemned these added books as not being inspired works of the Bible. These books were known as the Apocrypha and it along with added pagan traditions are the real source of these contradictions.

Your servant in Christ Jesus, (Timothy Davis) the Parson

LINKS:

REFERENCE:

  1. Old Itala Bible:
    • This is the Bible used by the early (primitive) Baptist churches known as the Waldense or Paulicans. It was a true translation from the received texts into the vulgar or low Latin language from around 157 A.D. It was also used for the following translations:
      1. Martin Luther used the German Tepl Bible, which was a translation of the Waldensian Bible into German, to make Luther’s German Bible.
      2. Olivetan, a pastor of the Waldensian valley, translated a Waldensian Bible into French.
      3. This French Olivetan, likewise, was the basis of the Geneva Bible in English.
      4. Diodati’s Italian Bible was also of Waldensian / Paulican translations.

Notes for further study:

  • The Waldenses and the Old Itala Bible
  • The Paulicans and the Scriptures
  • Textus Receptus
  • Received Text
  • Antiochian Text

Copyright © Tim Davis Sr., 2016