1st John 5:7-8 Has Been Horribly Corrupted
by Satan in the Modern Perverted Bible Versions!
by David J. Stewart | December 2016
1st John 5:6-8, “This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” —King James Bible
Take a look at the Alexandrian Bible translations below, and how they pervert the inspired Words of God. And also, carefully notice how all the modern Bible revisions are in AGREEMENT with each another, but are all drastically different than the precious King James Bible. This ought to clearly evidence that there's not a dime's difference between all the modern Bible revisions (despite each publisher's bogus flamboyant advertisements of being uniquely new and improved).
Only the King James Bible stands alone!!!
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — 1st John 5:7-8, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) — 1st John 5:7-8, “For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.”
EASY-TO-READ VERSION (ERV) — 1st John 5:7-8, “So there are three witnesses that tell us about Jesus: the Spirit, the water, and the blood. These three witnesses agree.”
THE VOICE (VOICE) — 1st John 5:7-8, “So there are three testifying witnesses: the Spirit, the water, and the blood. All three are in total agreement.”
NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE (NASB) — 1st John 5:7-8, “For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.”
NEW WORLD TRANSLATION (NWT) — 1st John 5:7-8, “For there are three witness bearers: the spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.”
Do you see how Satan is attacking the Deity of Jesus Christ and the eternal Godhead? Take a look again, if you will, at the preceding Bible translations, and notice how much lengthier the King James Bible's verses are!!! The beloved King James Bible contains “45 words” in 1st John 5:7-8. The NIV only contains “19 words”! The ERV only contains “21 words”! The VOICE only contains “19 words”! The NASB only contains “20 words”! And get this, the Jehovah's Witnesses NWT only contains “20 words”! Literally, the King James Bible provides TWICE as much truth as the Devil's counterfeit Bible revisions! Satan has removed more than half of God's Words!!!
It ought to be alarming to any thinking professed Christian believer, who understands the satanic nature of the Jehovah's Witness' religious cult, that something is very wrong when all the modern Bible translations are mere CLONES of the JW's translation. Moreover, notice how inconspicuous the title of their translation is... “NEW WORLD TRANSLATION” (as in, New World Order!). Do you see what Lucifer is doing my friend? The Devil is publishing hundreds of so-called “easier to read” and “better” English Bible revisions to infiltrate and corrupt the churches with error. Beware of the Emerging Apostate Church. Beware of Spirituality Without Theology.
The Luciferian Conspiracy to Destroy the Churches!
The founder of “Lucifer” Magazine in 1887, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891), and editor Annie Besant (1847-1933), along with other occultists believed that Christian churches were the key to introducing the doctrines of Lucifer to large masses of people. The 1904 annual report of the Theosophical Society stated:
“I believe it is through the Churches and not through the Theosophical Society that Theosophy [the worship of Lucifer]... must and should come to large bodies of people in the West.” (Transactions of the Theosophical Society, H. P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant, 1904, p. 377).
Did you read that? Alice Bailey said occultists would introduce their Luciferian ideologies THROUGH THE CHURCHES!!! Check this out... CHURCHES GONE WILD!!! Satan is not always as outrageously wicked. Look no further than Bob Jones University and Moody Bible Institute, which have been infiltrated and corrupted by Satan with the Alexandrian Bible revisions!
In the 1912 report of the Theosophical Society, Alice Bailey stated:
“Our Lodges continue their propaganda work.... Outside the Lodges many of the members engage in what is really Theosophical work such as lecturing, talking on the principles we are trying to put forward, preaching and other activities in connection with the Christian Churches and other organizations....” (Theosophist Magazine, Annie Besant, 1912, p. 88).
Masonic lodges are a curse upon the churches! One-third of the Freemasonry membership in the United States are Southern Baptist men. That is a crying shame, wicked and apostasy! Freemasonry is of the Devil!!! Nineteenth century occult mystic Dr. Fenton Hort is perhaps best known for his part in the work of the corrupt bible revision committee of 1881. Speaking on the subject of creating a new eclectic New Testament text Hort stated:
“At present very many orthodox but rational men are being unawares acted upon by influences which will assuredly bear good fruit in due time, if the process is allowed to go on quietly;” (Life and letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort, Vol. 1, 1896, p. 400).
In the Old Testament Jeremiah said that “their course is evil, and their force is not right” (Jeremiah 23:10). The apostle Paul warned, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (II Corinthians 11:14,15). Here's some startling information about how Theosophy has infiltrated groups Like “Focus On The Family” and “Christianity Today” magazine.
Romans 1:22 and 24-25, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools ... Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 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.”
If your church uses anything other than, or in addition to, the King James Bible, Satan has infiltrated your church!!!
The Unreliability of the Alexandrian Manuscripts
(Sinaiticus and Vaticanus are among the worst manuscripts known)
The Heresy of Dr. Merrill F. Unger and John F. MacArthur, Denying the Blood
Dr. Merrill F. Unger (1909-1980) teaches in his “Unger's Bible Handbook: An Essential Guide To Understanding the Bible”:
The Testimony Concerning the Son, 6-10. The first witness is external and is to Christ's righteousness and to His redemption, 6. “This is He who came through water and blood.” “Through water” to the inauguration of our Lord's public ministry by His baptism in the Jordan (Mt 3:13-17), by which He identified Himself with a ministry of righteousness. “Through blood” refers to His vicarious death on the cross (Heb 9:12) by which redemption from sin was accomplished.
The second witness is internal and is that of the Holy Spirit, 6b. He continues to bear witness to Jesus' righteousness and redemption, and because He is the truth His testimony is absolutely true. Verse 7 is not in the oldest and best manuscripts and should be omitted. [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Dr. Merrill F. Unger, Unger's Bible Handbook, p. 828; ©1966, Moody Press.
I was saddened when I read the preceding commentary by Dr. Unger, because of two things:
First, Mr. Unger teaches the same heresy as Dr. John MacArthur (cf. The MacArthur Study Bible, commentary for Hebrews 9:12, 22-24), that when the Bible speaks of Christ's blood, God really meant “death.” Dr. Unger is teaching heresy! If God meant death, then He would have said “death”; but God used the word “blood,” because He meant blood.
Second, I totally disagree with Mr. Unger that 1st John 5:7 doesn't belong in the holy Bible. It should be clear to you from this poor commentary by Dr. Unger, that he was deceived by the Devil. Mr. Unger, as were James Strong and William Vine, both caught up into the Alexandrian, Egypt, texts (which were corrupted in the first century by Origen). For a so-called “theologian,” Mr. Unger wasn't that smart after all! The “blood” does not refer to Christ's death!
Beware of any Bible teacher, evangelist or preacher who claims that it is Christ's death, and not the blood, that washes away our sins. The holy Bible says:
1st John 5:4-8, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”
As evidenced in the earlier quote I shared with you from Dr. Unger, he believes that “by water and blood” refers to Christ's water baptism in the Jordan river and death on the cross. I strongly disagree. I believe “by water” refers to Christ's virgin birth, that is, His virgin birth. After all that is what is proclaimed in 1st John 4:1-3:
1st John 4:1-3, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
When 1st John 4:6 speaks of “by water and blood” (not “through blood” as Unger errantly quotes from some perverted Bible version), I believe it is referring to Christ's blood sacrifice for our sins...
1st Corinthians 10:16, “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?”
Ephesians 2:13, “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”
Revelation 1:5, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.”
Notice in the preceding Scriptures that it is “THE BLOOD,” and not Christ's death, that cleanses our sins away!
It is just my humble opinion, but I believe that the phrase “by water and blood” in 1st John 4:6 refers to Christ's physical reincarnation (i.e., the virgin birth), which speaks of His Deity; and also of Christ's blood sacrifice on the cross, and the liquid blood which He ascended into Heaven with (John 20:17), and sprinkled (Hebrews 12:24), upon the Mercy Seat in the Holy Place (Hebrews 9:12), in the presence of the Father on our behalf (Hebrews 9:24). These are witnesses that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God.
Beware of the Modern Bible Revisions!
Dr. Merrill Unger's Bible reference handbook is helpful, but cannot be trusted, because if a man is wrong on the blood he is wrong on everything else. Dr. John MacArthur teaches the same garbage, which he may have learned from Dr. Unger and Dr. Vine, both heretics on the blood. All these men deny that Jesus' literal blood is sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in Heaven. There's not one word in the entire holy Bible indicating that Christ blood refers to His death instead. These are theologically flawed men, who have been corrupted by the Alexandrian manuscripts (from which all the modern Bible revisions originate).
And that includes the satanic New World Translation (NWT) used by the Jehovah's Witnesses. How tragic! How sad! How wicked it is, that many independent Baptist churches today are using the same exact ancient manuscript as the Jehovah's Witnesses do! If your church congregation is using any English Bible translation other than the King James Bible, you're in bed with the Jehovah's Witnesses (and your pastor probably couldn't care less). I'm talking about the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV)! I'm talking about The Voice (VOICE). I'm talking about the New International Version (NIV). Get right with God all you slackdog pastors!!!
We've seen that the modern Bible revisions completely remove 1st John 4:7, thus attacking Christ's Deity and the Godhead. Scholars of the Alexandrian translations deny the blood sprinkled in Heaven, errantly substituting Christ's death for the blood. This is blasphemy! This sadly includes popular, but reprobate theologian, Dr. John MacArthur. It also includes deceased pastor, R.B. Thieme Jr. There is no fundamental Bible doctrine more important than the literal blood of Jesus applied to the heavenly Mercy Seat!
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “
Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”
“The only inspired Words of God
are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)