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BIBLE STUDY - TRANSLATIONS OF THE BIBLE.
FACTS ABOUT THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION.
1. Unsound manuscripts were
The New Testament of the NIV based on the 4th Edition of
the United Bible Society's Greek Text the same text as the 27th edition of
Nestle - Aland, this Greek Text is based to a large degree, on two 4th century
manuscripts called Codex Vaticanus (B) and Codex Sinaiticus (K). These were
prepared for the Roman Emperor Constantine in the 4th century by Eusebius 260 -
340 AD, who was a follower of the Egyptian gnostic Origen 185 - 254 AD. They
were hurriedly copied by Egyptian scribes from Originís Greek New Testament,
which he had altered to suit his heretical view that Christ was a created being.
They contain uninspired and Apocryphal books, mixed in with the inspired books
of the Bible. Their combined testimony represents only 1 % of all available NT
Greek manuscripts. They are hopelessly at variance with each other, with nearly
all other manuscripts of whatever date, with the most ancient versions and with
the testimony of the majority of the primitive Church fathers. Despite being
among the most corrupt manuscripts in existence, they were still used as the
basis for the NIV New Testament. Thus the NIV is not so much 'revision' of the Authorized
Version, but rather replacements of the Authorised Version, by the
subtle and cleverly argued reintroduction of the ancient but corrupt Alexandrian
text, this text differs from the Textus Receptus, which underlies the Authorised
Version, in over 5,100 places, involving over 9,500 Greek words - a 7%
difference! Now, the latest NIV is on itís way, claiming that Jesus Christ was
a created being and was
not the Son of God the Father but was only sent by God.
2. Unsound methods were employed.
Despite claiming to believe in the inspiration and
infallibility of the Bible, the NIV Translation Committee used the 'dynamic
equivalence' translation method, which by its very nature denies both inerrancy
and the need for inerrancy. It attempts 'thought for thought', not 'word for
word' translation. There are over 6,600 examples of dynamic equivalency in the
NIV. The GNB is even worse - it is recklessly paraphrastic and colloquial,
claiming only to be faithful to the meaning and message of the Hebrew &
Greek not the words. Neither the NIV nor the GNB contain italicised words, so
one has no immediate way of knowing whether a word has an equivalent in the
Greek or Hebrew Text being used, In the mid 1990s, both translations were made
available in 'politically correct' inclusive language editions in the US, there
was such a reaction against the PC 'feminist' NIV, that it was, and still is,
temporarily abandoned there.
3. Unsound men were involved.
Many of the translators and
editors of the Greek Texts behind the NIV, held/hold beliefs that a 'normal'
Christian would find shocking. For example B. F. Westcott, 1825 - 1903 and F. J.
A. Hort, 1828 - 1892, whose 1881 Greek Text first reintroduced the corrupt
Egyptian readings which the NIV follow, were both fundamentally unsound in their
theology. Westcott denied the bodily resurrection and vicarious atonement of
Christ. Neither he nor Hort believed that Genesis chapters 1 - 3 should be taken
literally. They both favoured evolution, sacerdotalism, Mariolatry and the
doctrine of purgatory. Their RV Committee contained the Unitarian, Vance Smith.
The 1901 ASV Committee had a 'multi - faith' president, Philip Schaff, and also
contained a Unitarian, Professor Ezra Abbot. A footnote in John chapter 8, in
the original 1901 ASV taught that Christ was a created being. These men were not
just 'updating archaic words.' They are on record stating that they fully
intended to bring about doctrinal changes by their revisions.
One of the five ecumenical
editors of the United Bible Society, 4th Edition is Jesuit Cardinal Carlo Maria
Martini, Archbishop of Milan. He is only one of many Roman Catholics who hold
high positions within the United Bible Societies worldwide. Freemasons are not
barred from holding high office in the UBS either.
The NIVís Committee for Bible
Translation - CBT was ecumenical and included members of unsound denominations
and Universities. Dr. Marten Woudstra, a leading CBT member, was well known as a
homosexual in the Christian Reformed Church. He was a long time supporter of
Evangelicals Concerned, a pro - gay 'Christian' society based,
New York. See website: www.wayoflife.org/~dcloud/fbns/twohomosexuals.htm
As their standard reference work the CBT used the Theological Dictionary of the
NT, most of whose contributors were liberal theologians. It was edited by
Gerhard Kittel, an intellectual Nazi who was tried, convicted and imprisoned for
his part in promoting the Jewish Holocaust. The CBT also used Virginia
Mollenkott as a literary critic and stylistic consultant during the entire
project. After the NIV was published she 'came out' and revealed she was a
lesbian. The man who spent 2 years translating the GNB NT, Robert G. Bratcher,
held to the 'kenosis heresy', which he forced into Philippians
chapter 2 = 6 - 7 in the GNB. THE BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS IS OMITTED 15
TIMES. See Matthew 27:4,24,25; Acts 5:28; 20:28; Romans 3:25; 5:9; Ephesians
1:7; 2:13; Colossians 1:14,20; Hebrews 10:19; 1 Peter 1:19; Revelation 1:5; 5:9.
182 OF 200 KEY REFERENCES are omitted. 191 crude drawings evidently were planned
to attract young people and children. Information reveals that many copies have
been sold below the cost of production. Why? And how is this possible? He
undermined the virgin birth, as can be seen also in the N I V and Deity worship
of Christ throughout his paraphrase.
4. Unsound doctrine is placed in the N I V.
1:25 - (FIRSTBORN) is out. Speaking of the Lord Jesus.
5:22 - (WITHOUT A CAUSE) is out.
5:27 - (TO THOSE OF OLD) is out.
5:44 - (BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU) is out.
6:13 - (LAST 13 WORDS MISSING)
6:18 - (OPENLY) is out.
6:27 - (STATURE) is changed to span of life.
6:33 - (OF GOD) is out. Referring to the kingdom-
8: 15 - (SERVED THEM) changed.
8:29 - (JESUS) is out. As Son of God.
9:13 - (TO REPENTANCE) is out. Jesus called sinners to repentance.
9:35 - (AMONG THE PEOPLE) is out.
11:19 - (CHILDREN) is out.
12:35- (OF THE HEART) is out. Good treasure-
12:47 - (VERSE IS OUT) About Christ's mother.
13:51 - (JESUS SAID UNTO THEM and LORD) is out.
15:8 - (DRAWETH UNTO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH) is out
16:3 - (O YE HYPOCRITES) is out.
16:20 - (JESUS) is out.
17:21 - (VERSE IS OUT) About prayer and fasting.
18:11 - (VERSE IS OUT) Tells Jesus came to save.
19:9 - (LAST 11 WORDS ARE OUT) About adultery.
19:17 - (GOD) is out. None good but (God)
20:7 - (WHATSOEVER IS RIGHT RECEIVE) is out.
20:16- (MANY BE CALLED BUT FEW CHOSEN) is out.
20:22 - (BAPTIZED WITH CHRIST'S BAPTISM) is out.
21-44 - (VERSE IS OUT) About Christ the stone.
23-14 - (VERSE IS OUT) Woe Scribes and hypocrites.
25-13 - (WHEREIN THE SON OF MAN COMETH) is out.
27:35 - (FULFILLED SPOKEN BY THE PROPHET) is out.
27:54 - (THE SON OF GOD) is a son of God.
28:2 - (FROM THE DOOR) is out.
28:9. - (THEY WENT TO TELL HIS DISCIPLES) is out.
1:1 - (SON OF GOD) is out in
1:14 - (OF THE KINGDOM) is out. Jesus gospel-
1:31 - (IMMEDIATELY) is out. The fever left-
2:17 - (TO REPENTANCE) is out. Jesus called sinners to repentance.
6:11 - (MORE TOLERABLE FOR SODOM & GOMORRAH) is out,
6:16 - (FROM THE DEAD) is out. John is risen-
6:33 - (HIM) is changed to them.
7:8 - (WASHING OF POTS AND CUPS) is out.
7:16 - (VERSE IS OUT) About having an ear to hear.
9:24 - (LORD) is out. A believer called Him Lord.
9:42 - (IN ME) is out. Little ones that believe-
9:44 - (VERSE IS OUT) About fire not quenched.
9:46 - (VERSE IS OUT) Where worm dieth not.
9:49 - (EVERY SACRIFICE SHALL BE SALTED) is out.
10:21- (TAKE UP THE CROSS) is out. Jesus said-
10:24 - (FOR THEM THAT TRUST IN RICHES) is out.
11:10 - (IN THE NAME OF THE LORD) is out.
11:26 - (VERSE IS OUT) If ye do not forgive, etc.
13:14 - (SPOKEN BY DANIEL THE PROPHET) is out.
13:33 - (AND PRAY) is out, or in italics.
14:68 - (AND THE COCK CREW) is out.
15:28 - (VERSE IS OUT) Scripture was fulfilled, etc.
15:39 - (THE SON OF GOD) is a son of God.
16:9-20(12 VERSES ARE OUT) in some Bibles.
1:28 - (BLESSED ART THOU AMONG WOMEN) is out.
2:33 - (JOSEPH) is changed to father.
2:43 - (JOSEPH AND HIS MOTHER) is changed to parents.
4:4 - (BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD) is out.
4:8 - (GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN) is out.
4:41 - (THE CHRIST) is out. The Son of God.
6:48 - (FOUNDED UPON A ROCK) is well built.
7:31 - (AND THE LORD SAID) is out.
9:54 - (EVEN AS ELIJAH DID) is out.
9:55 - (YE KNOW NOT WHAT MANNER OF SPIRIT) is out.
9:56 - (SON OF MAN IS COME TO SAVE LIVES) is out.
11:2-4 (MUCH IS OMITTED FROM THE LORD'S PRAYER)
11:29 - (THE PROPHET) is out. About Jonah.
17:36 - (VERSE IS OUT) One taken, another left.
21:4 - (CAST IN UNTO THE OFFERINGS OF GOD) is out.
22:20 - (VERSE IS OUT) Out in NEB. and RSV.
22:31 - (AND THE LORD SAID) is out.
22:64 - (THEY STRUCK HIM ON THE FACE) is out.
23:17- (WHOLE VERSE IS OUT)
23:38 - (LETTERS OF GREEK, LATIN, HEBREW) is out.
23:42- (LORD) is out. Remember me, etc.
23:45 - (SUN WAS ECLIPSED) in Moffatt and NEB.
24:3 - (OF THE LORD JESUS) is out.
24:6 - (HE IS NOT HERE, BUT IS RISEN) is out.
24:12- (VERSE IS OUT) Peter's testimony.
24:40 - (VERSE IS OUT) Christ showed them hands, feet.
24:49 - (OF JERUSALEM) is out.
24:51 - (CARRIED UP INTO HEAVEN) is out.
1:14 - (BEGOTTEN) is out.
1:18 - (BEGOTTEN) is out.
3:16 - (BEGOTTEN) is out.
3:18 - (BEGOTTEN) is out.
1:27 - (PREFERRED BEFORE ME) is out. Jesus is-
3:13 - (WHICH IS IN HEAVEN) is out.
3:15 - (SHOULD NOT PERISH) is out.
4:42- (THE CHRIST) is out.
5:3 - (WAITING FOR MOVING OF THE WATER) is out.
5:4 - (VERSE IS OUT) Pool of Bethesda.
6:47 - (ON ME) is out. He that believes-
6:69 - (THAT CHRIST THE SON) is out.
7:53 - (TO 8:11) is out, in brackets or italics.
8:16 - (FATHER) is out. Changed to He.
9:35 - (SON OF GOD) is out. Is Son of Man.
11:41- (WHERE THE DEAD WAS LAID) is out.
16:16- (BECAUSE I GO TO THE FATHER) is out.
17:12- (IN THE WORLD) is out.
20:29- THOMAS) is out.
2:30 - (ACCORDING TO FLESH RAISE UP CHRIST) is but
7:30 - (OF THE LORD) is out. An angel-
7:37 - (HIM SHALL YE HEAR) is out. Christ-
8:37 - (VERSE IS OUT) or in brackets, or italics.
9:5-6 (MUCH IS OMITTED) Concerning God's will.
10:6 - (WHAT THOU OUGHTEST TO DO) More is out.
15:18 -(KNOWN UNTO GOD HIS WORKS) More is out.
16:31- (CHRIST) is out.
17:26 -(BLOOD) is out.
20:25 -(OF GOD) is out. The kingdom-
20:32 -(BRETHREN) is out.
23:9 -(LET US NOT FIGHT AGAINST GOD) is out.
24:6-8 (MUCH IS OMITTED) or in brackets or italics.
24:15 -(OF THE DEAD) is out. Resurrection-
28:16 -(HALF OF VERSE IS OUT) in italics or brackets.
28:29 -(VERSE IS OUT) in italics or brackets.
1:16 - (OF CHRIST) is out or in italics, brackets.
1:29 - (FORNICATION) is out.
5:2 - (BY FAITH) out.
8:1 - (LAST 10 WORDS ARE OUT) or in italics.
9:28 - (IN RIGHTEOUSNESS) is out
10:15- (OF PEACE) is out. Gospel of-
10:17- (OF GOD) is out. Christ is substituted.
11:6 - (LAST 18 WORDS ARE OMITTED)
13:9 - (SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS) is out.
14:6 - (15 WORDS ARE OUT) Regarding the day.
14:21 -(OFFENDED, MADE WEAK) is out.
15:29 -(OF THE GOSPEL) is out.
16:24 -(WHOLE VERSE IS OUT) in italics or brackets.
1:14 - (I THANK GOD) is out
5:7 - (FOR US) is out. Christ sacrificed-
6:20 - (LAST 7 WORDS ARE OUT) Your spirit, etc.
7:5 - (FASTING) is out. Joined with prayer.
7:39 - (BY THE LAW) is out. The wife is bound-
10:28 - (THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S) is out, and more.
11:24 - (TAKE EAT) is out. This is my body-
11:29 - (LORD'S) is out, referring to the body.
15:47 - (THE LORD) is out. Lord from heaven.
16:22 - (JESUS CHRIST) is out.
16:23 - (CHRIST) is out.
4:6 - (JESUS) is out.
4:10 - (THE LORD) is out.
5:18 - (JESUS) is out, or in italics.
11:31 - (CHRIST) is out, or in italics.
1:15 - (GOD) is out.
3:1 - (THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY TRUTH) is out.
3:17 - (IN CHRIST) is out.
4:7 - (THROUGH CHRIST) is out.
6:15 - (IN CHRIST JESUS) is out. - 6:17 -(LORD) is out.
3:9 - (BY JESUS CHRIST) is out. God created-
3:14 - (OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST) is out.
5:30 - (OF HIS FLESH AND OF HIS BONES) is out.
6:1 - (IN THE LORD) is out. Obey parents-
6:10 - (MY BRETHREN) is out.
3:16 - (LET US MIND THE SAME THING) is out.
1:2 - (THE LORD JESUS CHRIST) is out.
1:14 - (THROUGH HIS BLOOD) is out, or in italics.
1:28 - (JESUS) is out.
2:11 - (OF THE SINS OF) is out.
3:6 - (SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE) is out.
1:1 - (FROM GOD OUR FATHER AND LORD JESUS) is out.
2:19 - (CHRIST) is out.
3:11 - (CHRIST) is out, or in italics.
3:13 - (CHRIST) is out, or in italics
1:8 - (CHRIST) is out, or in italics.
1:17 - (WISE) is out. The only wise God.
2:7 - (IN CHRIST) is out, or in italics.
3:16 - (GOD) is out. Manifest in the flesh.
4:12 - (IN SPIRIT) is out.
6:5 - (FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF) is out.
1:11 - (OF THE GENTILES) is out.
4:1 - (LORD) is out.
4:22 - (JESUS CHRIST) is out, or in italics.
1:4 - (THE LORD) is out, or in italics.
1:6 - (JESUS) is out.
1:12 - (RECEIVE HIM) is out.
1:3 - (BY HIMSELF) is out. Purged our sins-
2:7 - (SET HIM OVER THE WORKS OF THY HANDS) is out.
3:1 - (CHRIST) is out.
7:21 - (AFTER ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC) is out.
10:30 - (SAITH THE LORD) is out. 10:34-(IN HEAVEN) is out.
11:11 - (WAS DELIVERED OF A CHILD) is out. Sarah-
5:16 - (FAULTS) is changed to sins. (Wrong Greek text.)
1:22 - (THROUGH THE SPIRIT) is out.
4:1 - (FOR US) is out. Christ suffered-
4:14 - (LAST 15 WORDS ARE OUT) or in italics.
5:10 - (JESUS) is out, or in italics.
5:11 - (GLORY AND DOMINION) is out of some Bibles.
2:17- (FOREVER) is out, or in italics.
3:9 - (US IS CHANGED TO YOU) Destroys meaning.
1:7 - (CHRIST) is out.
2:7 - (FROM THE BEGINNING) is out.
4:3 - (CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH) is out.
4:9 - (BEGOTTEN) is out in some versions.
4:1 - (HIM) is out or in italics.
5:7 - 8 (MANY WORDS ARE OUT OR CHANGED)
5:13 - (LAST 13 WORDS ARE LEFT OUT)
1:25 - (WISE) is out. Referring to God.
1:8 - (THE BEGINNING AND THE END) is out.
1:11 - (TEN WORDS ARE OUT) Alpha and Omega, etc.
2:3 - (THY WORKS) is out.
5:14 - (HIM THAT LIVETH FOREVER AND EVER) is out.
6:1 - (AND SEE) is out or 3,5,7. also.
8:13 - (ANGEL changed to EAGLE) Greek Text say 'Angel'
11:17- (AND ART TO COME) is out.
12:12- (INHABITERS OF) is out.
12:17- (CHRIST) is out.
14:5 - (BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD) is out.
16:17- (OF HEAVEN) is out.
20:9 - (GOD OUT OF) is out.
20:12 - (GOD IS CHANGED TO THRONE)
21:24 - (OF THEM WHICH ARE SAVED) is out.
7 REASONS FOR KEEPING THE AUTHORIZED VERSION FROM WHICH COMES 'THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION':
1. Its New Testament is based on what is now called the Textus Receptus sometimes called Traditional or Byzantine Text. The TR is backed up by 95% ofall Greek mss. It is accurate and has been faithfully preserved.
2. Though by no means perfect,
it is a formal equivalence translation, largely as near word for word as
possible. It italicises ' supplied' words.
3. It was translated by a
committee of spiritual scholars of unparalleled learning. They did not profit
financially from their work.
4. It testifies to the deity of
Christ in more places than the NIV and GNB .
5. It has no verses or passages
6. It has been singularly
blessed by God throughout its long history.
7. It is the noblest monument of
English prose, universally admired for its dignity, power and memorability.
A FALSE GOSPEL NEED NOT BE ANOTHER GOSPEL IT MAY BE THE
REAL GOSPEL PERVERTED. God says through Paul: "I marvel that ye are so soon
removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would prevert the
gospel of Christ. 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." -This is God's Word in Galatians 1:6-8. 2
Corruption of the original Bible manuscripts and its influence can be traced from the days of Origen, 200 AD down through the committees responsible for the English Revised Version of 1881; American Standard Version of 1901; and all modern Bibles which depart from the Greek Textus Receptus. The following references are given to prove that this is true:
Revision Revised, p.413-Dean
Burgon; Inquiry, p.413-Dr. Fredrick Nolan: See Encyclopedias on Tatian;
Diatessaron of Tatian, p.9~J.H. Hill; Article on Origen by McClintic &
Strong; Church History, Vol.2, p.791 -Dr. Scnaff; Apologia pro vita sua, Chap.
7, p.282-Dr. Newman; History of Our English Bible, p.70-Dr. Ira M. Price;
Introduction to Textual Criticism of N.T., p.SO-A.T. Robertson; The Canon and
Text of the N.T-, p.345-Dr. Gregory; Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p.86;
Eccles, History, book 5, Chap.28-Eusebius; (Scribners) Vol.1,
pp.434-435-Ante-Nicene Fathers; History of Dogma, Vol.1, p.l28-Harnack; Three
Religious Leaders of Oxford, pp.48l-482-S. Parkes Cadman; Princeton Review,
Jan.,1854, pp.152-153; History of Christianity, Vol.2, p.107; History of
Christian Doctrine, p.l9-G.P. Fisher; Texts and Margins of the Revised N.T.,
p.45-Dr. G. Vance Smith; A History of the Revised Version, pp.36-37-Samuel
Hemphill; The Traditional Text, p. 163-Burgon & Miller; Introduction to
Greek O.T., p.86-Swete; Cath. and Prot. Bibles, p.4,6-Jacobus; Jerome Against
Helvidius; Defence of Translations of the Bible (1583), p.62-Faulke; Memoir of
Life of Cartwright, p.276-Brook's; The Catholic Encyclopedia, Article on Douay
Bible; Revised Version, p.51-Cook; Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers (Christian
Lit. Ed.), Vol.6, p.338; The Influence of the Bible, p.!36-Von Dobschutz; New
Commentary, Part 3, p.719-Gore; Church History, Vol.2, p.446-Hagenbach; History
of the Reformation, Vol.2, p.391-Kurtz; Many more references can be added, but
these thirty-three ought to be sufficient.
HERE'S THE ACID TEST
Any version of the Bible, that
does not agree with the Greek Textus Receptus, from which the King James Bible
was translated in 1611, is certainly to be founded upon corrupted manuscripts.
Origen, being a textual critic, is supposed to have corrected numerous portions
of the sacred manuscripts. Evidence to the contrary shows he changed them to
agree with his own human philosophy of mystical and allegorical ideas. Thus,
through deceptive scholarship of this kind, certain manuscripts became corrupt.
Evidently from this source our modern revised version Bibles and paraphrases
have come. Read pages 900-902, Vol. 16, 1936 edition Encyclopaedia Britannica,
and you will see that Origen taught the Lord Jesus Christ is a created being who
did not have eternal existence like God.
WATCH AND REMEMBER - ALWAYS TO KEEP BOTH EYES OPEN
"After my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore WATCH, AND REMEMBER, that by the space of three years I ceased not to WARN EVERYONE NIGHT AND DAY WITH TEARS. "Acts 20:29-31.
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