The Satanic Influence of
Modern Bible Versions On the Plan of Salvation
More Reasons Why You Should Hate Modern Corrupt Bibles!!!
By David J. Stewart | December 2014
Romans 10:9, “That if
thou shalt confess with thy mouth
the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Dr. Jack Hyles was right, heresy is creeping into our independent Baptist churches by the hour! You can here Brother Hyles preach about this subject in his classic MP3 sermon, “Our Mixed Up Fundamental Christianity.” Also, Dr. Hyles' explains the simplicity that is in Christ in his timeless MP3 sermon titled, “Steps In Sanctification (Or, The Root Of All Heresy).” Please listen to these two sermons and I promise, if you have any desire to please God in you at all as a born-again Christian, that your life will be forever changed.
Kindly, this past week I attended a Christmas celebration at a local Independent Baptist church. Several hundred people attended, including many unsaved people. I was frustrated to read their flyer handout for the event, which presented the plan of salvation wrongly, and I quote...
We pray that you would come to know the Christ we celebrate at Christmas. It's as simple as A-B-C.
Admit that you are a sinner (Romans 3:23; Isaiah 53:6).
Believe that Christ paid the full price for your sins through His death on the cross (Romans 6:23; John 3:16).
Confess that Jesus is your Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9; John 1:12).
Although it seems harmless enough, there are actually three major theological problems with what you've just read:
There's no mention of Christ's bodily resurrection. The Gospel must include Christ's bodily resurrection from the dead after three days (1st Corinthians 15:1-6).
You don't have to confess anything to be saved. We are saved by believing in our heart, not by confession (John 3:16). John 12:42-43 plainly tells us that many of the chief rulers believed on Christ but DID NOT CONFESS HIM for fear of the Pharisees. The Bible says these new converts loved the praise of men more than the praise of God (John 12:43). Clearly, you don't have to confess Christ to anyone to be saved. Also, we plainly see that these chief rulers had not “surrendered all” to Christ to be saved as many ministers errantly teach these days (aka, Lordship Salvation).
You don't have to receive Christ as your Lord to be saved, only your Savior. You don't make Jesus Lord, He is Lord. When you receive Christ as your Savior, He automatically becomes your Master (Lord). 1st Timothy 4:10 teaches that “we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.” Even if you are not saved, Christ died for your sins and He is your Savior; but you won't go to Heaven unless you receive Him as your personal Savior by believing that He died on the cross for YOUR SINS, and was buried and raised up after three days. Christ died, that's history; Christ died for my sins and rose, that's salvation! There is a popular heresy in many churches today that says God won't save you unless you surrender all to Christ, turn away from sinful bad habits and feel the emotion of sorrow for your sins. These are heresies. These are human effort, which have no place in God's plan of salvation. Eternal life is the free gift of God, paid for by Jesus' precious liquid blood, which was literally sprinkled upon the mercy seat in Heaven (Hebrews 9:12,24; 12:24).
In the following important section, Dr. Gail Riplinger exposes the roots of the modern heresy which claims Jesus' ‘blood’ merely refers to His ‘death,’ and not literal blood. If your pastor preaches that Jesus' literal blood is applied to the mercy seat in Heaven, praise God for him!
Don't Leave Out Christ's Bodily Resurrection in the Plan of Salvation
First, if you are knowledgeable of the Holy Scriptures, then you should immediately recognize that the plan of salvation you've just read is only one-third of the Gospel. There's no mention of Christ's burial or bodily resurrection!!! I generally don't fuss if Christ's burial is not mentioned, just so long as His resurrection is mentioned; because how can Christ raise up if He wasn't buried? This is why we read in 1st Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
1st Corinthians 15:1-4 defines the Gospel as three things, which definitely must include Jesus' bodily resurrection...
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
1st Corinthians 15:6 teaches that Jesus rose bodily, visibly seen and witnessed by over 500 brethren at once. You cannot be saved if you deny that Jesus Christ raised up from the dead. If Christ Be Not Risen, Then We Have A Sacrifice, But No High Priest Or Salvation (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles).
The Blood of Jesus Saves, Not Making Christ Your Lord
Professor Gail Riplinger points out on pages 467-468 and 472 of her awesome book titled, “Hazardous Materials”...
John MacArthur's Roots: Bad Bibles
Well-known radio teacher and author, John MacArthur, wrongly believes that it is just Christ's death that saves sinners, not His blood sacrifice for the mercy seat. Could Jesus just have had a heart attack shoveling snow when He was old? What about the Old Testament examples of the blood sacrifice? They extend from Abel, to Noah, and all throughout the entire Old Testament. The Bible says, “Without shedding of blood is no remission” (Heb. 9:22). Heb. 9:12 tell us that “By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us” (See also Rev. 11:19). Does MacArthur get his Scripture-twisters from sources such as Vine and new versions that often substitute the word “death” for the word “blood”? Why does Vine change, “through faith in his blood?” (vol. 4, p. 137). Vine says,
“The ‘blood’ of Christ stands for his death...”
“The blood does not simply denote the physical material, it stands for the death of Christ” (vol. 4, pp. 137,251).
Vine writes heresy about “the blood” in his essay entitled, “The Table of The Lord and The Lord's Supper.” He feels that the ‘blood’ is simply used to “illustrate” his death, just as the term the “table” of The Lord illustrates the communion. The blood was not merely a ‘picture.’ It was God's blood offered for our sins.
Vine and MacArthur share another subtle theological error. Tinges of MacArthur's Lordship Salvation mar Vine's interpretations (based on Vine's rendition of Rom. 10:9). Vine says,
“When he expounds the conditions upon which salvation is to be possessed, he stresses the necessity of acknowledging the Lordship of Christ: If thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord” (bold mine, vol. 4, p. 117; vol. 1, p. 403).
Vine changes the KJV's text from the reading, “confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus...” to “confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord” (Vine and his R.V. contradict themselves by omitting “Lord” many times and also by demoting our “Lord” to a mere ‘Master’ (e.g., vol. 4, p. 130). ...
Vine's Other Corrupt Sources
When you read Vine's you are not reading ‘Greek’; you are really reading Westcott, Hort and Thayer. You are not reading ‘Hebrew’; you are reading Gesenius' and his Old Testament Lexicon. Vine's additional sources are listed here in bold type (vol. 1, p. 34). (All of these men's heresies have merited a chapter in this book or a discussion in the author's other books New Age Bible Versions, The Language of the King James Bible, or In Awe of Thy Word.)
Vine's An Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words recommends the following materials which were available during Vine's life (Old Tappan, N.J.; Fleming Revell Company, 1978, see the bibliography of David Huttar, pp. 169, 172, 173, 176).
Rudolf Kittel's corrupt pre-Nazi German-propelled Old Testament Biblia Hebraica, with its notes critical of the pure Hebrew text.
Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar
C.A. Briggs and S.R. Driver's, The International Critical Commentary
Francis Brown (Driver and Briggs), A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament.
SOURCE: Dr. Gail Riplinger, a quote from her needful book, “Hazardous Materials: Greek and Hebrew Study Dangers - The Voice of Strangers,” pp. 476-468, 472.
I highly recommend Dr. Gail Riplinger's books uplifting and defending the King James Bible, and which expose the corrupt New Age modern Bible versions. Our churches have been infected with the disease of so-called “higher learning.” Please see, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS—INTRO | CHAP 3 | CHAP 7 (by Dr. Gail Riplinger; online audiobook). What you need to fully understand is that Luciferian-worshipping occultists in the 19th century deliberately conspired to corrupt the Word of God, with the intent of infiltrating and corrupting the local new Testament Church into the 20th century and beyond. It has now become a frightening reality. But please don't take my word for it, read the statements of the pioneers of the New Age Movement for yourself.
NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS (1:23 hour MP3 interview with Dr. Gail Riplinger; you've got to hear this!).
Moses and Aaron in Exodus 12:13b, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” Moses and Aaron were instructed by God to tell all the people that if the blood of a male, innocent, lamb, having no blemish, were applied to the doorposts of the home, then the 10th plague upon Egypt (which is the death of all the first born) would be spared them.
That literal blood represented the liquid blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, applied to the heavenly mercy seat. Hebrews 9:12 says, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Heretics like Vine and MacArthur claim that the word ‘blood’ doesn't mean what it says; but instead, they say it merely means ‘death.’ But notice that God didn't say He'd pass over the home if He saw a dead lamb. No, God was looking for THE BLOOD APPLIED!!!
In the same way, the Old Testament highpriest annually took the blood of a slain perfect lamb (representing the sinless Lamb of God, Jesus) into the holy of holies. The highpriest sprinkled that liquid blood upon the mercy seat, between the two cherubims, in the presence of God almighty Who was looking down upon it. Again, the death of a lamb in the inner courtyard of the Tabernacle meant nothing unless that lamb's literal blood was sprinkled upon the mercy seat inside the holy of holies (or holy place). For an excellent detailed exegesis on the subject of the work of the highpriest and the Tabernacle, please see Dr. M.R. DeHaan's book, “The Tabernacle” (one of my favorite books).
Christ Died As Our Lamb and Raised Up As Our High Priest
If Christ Be Not Risen, Then We Have A Sacrifice, But No High Priest Or Salvation (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles).
Beware of the bloodless theology in many of today's churches, which says that Jesus' death on the cross is all that matters. The popular pastor, Dr. John MacArthur teaches this heresy. MacArthur says that Jesus' liquid blood was never sprinkled upon the heavenly mercy seat. To say such a wicked thing is total blasphemy against the Lord God almighty (Hebrews 10:29)!!! Jesus entered into the heavenly holy place and sprinkled His literal, physical, liquid, precious, blood upon the mercy seat in the presence of God the Father (Hebrews 9:12, 24). Hebrews 12:24, “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”
The tenth plague upon Egypt in the time of Moses was the death of the firstborn, both amongst humans and animals. Pharaoh refused to let the Hebrews, God's people, go. And so God wrought a curse upon Egypt by the hand of Moses to slay all the first born. The only way of escape was to kill a lamb and apply it's shed blood to the doorposts of the home. The lamb had to be a male lamb without disease or blemish, because it represented the sinless Lamb of God, which is the Lord Jesus Christ. If the people killed the Passover lamb and let its blood soak into the ground (as John MacArthur claims), then the firstborn died. The blood absolutely needed to be applied to the home's doorposts.
Exodus 12:13, “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”
Please don't get into the habit of mentioning Christ's death on the cross, without ever mentioning His bodily resurrection from the dead. We've all made this error in ignorance at times. Please remember that even secular historians widely agree that a man named Jesus once lived and died on a cross, but very few of them believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, Who raised up from the dead. Just as the blood of the Passover lamb needed to be applied to the doorpost of the homes, so also was the blood applied in Heaven by our High Priest. Just as the Old Testament highpriest once a year entered into the holy of holies and sprinkled the lamb's blood between the cherubims upon the mercy seat in the presence of God, so also did our High Priest (Jesus Christ) enter into the heavenly holy place “BY HIS OWN BLOOD” (Hebrews 9:12) and sprinkle that liquid blood upon the mercy seat in the presence of God the Father. This appeased the wrath of God against sinful man, which is called the doctrine of PROPITIATION (note: this important theological word has been removed from the modern corrupt Bible versions).
Please understand that I am not saying every preacher who says we are saved by Christ's payment on the cross is a heretic, God forbid. There could be no salvation without the virgin birth, Christ's sinless life or His deity. Yet, we don't mandate belief in these doctrines in order to be saved. You don't have to become a theologian to be saved. I didn't know that Jesus was God until 5-years after I was saved. But when I learned the truth of Christ's deity, I never challenged it, because the Holy Spirit indwelling me as a Christian confirmed that it was the truth according to the Scriptures.
Likewise, the Lord's blood being applied to the heavenly mercy seat falls into the same category. That is, you don't have to understand this truth to be saved. The Gospel is that Christ died, was buried and then resurrected three days later. We must not add to that. The problem is that woefully ignorant pastors and Bible teachers have tossed out the rest of the Bible, so that they say even Catholics who add sacraments to faith are still Christians, just so long as they believe Christ died and rose. Clearly, the Gospel becomes invalidated if a person adds works to the plan of salvation, or subtracts Christ's virgin birth, sinless life, Godhead, deity or the blood being applied to the mercy seat in Heaven. If a person is truly born-again, they will gladly receive the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith. When a man denies Christ's deity, even after I have shown Him clearly from the Scriptures that Jesus is almighty God, then I know that this man was never saved at all. Luke 7:35 says that wisdom is justified of all her children.
The blood had to be applied to the mercy seat in Heaven in the presence of the Father, which is what the tabernacle work of the Old Testament highpriest foreshadowed. Hebrews 10:1, “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.” Ah, but Jesus' sacrifice did make us perfect, once and for all, unto all them that believe. What a precious Savior!
You Don't Have to Confess Jesus as “Lord” or “Savior” to Be Saved
Secondly, the flyer which I quoted to you earlier makes the horrible error of requiring people to “confess that Jesus is your Lord and Savior” to be saved. This is not Biblical, nor a requirement to be saved. We learn in John 12:42-43 that many of the chief rulers did believe on Christ (got saved), BUT THEY DID NOT CONFESS HIM...
John 12:42-43, “Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”
If you realize that you have sinned against a holy God in Heaven, and you receive Christ's sacrifice upon the cross as payment for your sins, believing that He died and raised up from the dead three days later, you are saved eternally and securely. Nothing else is required. If you choose to live in sin as a Christian, God will chastise and scourge you (according to Hebrews 12:6-8), but you can NEVER lose your salvation. You cannot lose by bad works what you didn't obtain by good works! Eternal life is the free gift of God, paid for by the sacrifice of His dear Son on the cross (John 3:16).
As our text verse states, here once again is Romans 10:9 from the authorized King James Bible...
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
Now here's Romans 10:9 from the perverted New International Version (NIV) and all modern Bible PERversions are nearly the same...
“That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
As you've just read for yourself, the new corrupt Bible versions totally change the meaning of Romans 10:9. This perversion of the Word of God is where apostate churches are getting their false doctrine. Jesus said that a corrupt tree cannot bring forth good fruit. Matthew 7:17-18, “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” ALL modern Bible versions were translated from the satanic work of Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort, both devout occultists.
You simply believe on Christ as your Savior to be saved, but you don't have to audibly confess Him. What if you were mute? Think with me if you will for a moment. There are hundreds of Scriptures in the Bible dealing with salvation, which DON'T mention confession at all. Yet, many Bible students base a false doctrine on Romans 10:9 by claiming that a person cannot be saved unless they are willing to confess Christ with their mouth. The Word of God plainly teaches in Romans 10:10 that “with the heart man believeth unto righteousness.” That's salvation! Abraham believed the Lord in Genesis 15:6 and it was imputed (counted) unto him for righteousness. Romans 10:9 simply means that we confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, as evidence that we have believed in our heart on the Lord's death, burial and resurrection.
We find further evidence in Matthew 7:21-23. These religious workers confessed with their mouth “Lord, Lord,” but they were not saved because they did not trust Christ solely in their hearts. They plainly admitted trusting in their own “many wonderful works” (Matthew 7:22). Doing good works is religion, not Christianity. Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. I've heard errant ministers claim that these unsaved religious workers in Matthew 7:21-23 failed to stop living in sin (which they errantly understand to mean repentance); but this is not what the Bible is teaching at all.
John 6:40 plainly teaches that the will of God the Father is to believe on the Son of God for salvation. The religious workers in Matthew 7:21-23 openly admitted to trusting in their own “many wonderful works,” which is a false plan of salvation based upon human effort. If you ever go to Heaven, it will only be because you trusted completely in Christ's death on the cross for your sins, His burial and resurrection. If Christ be not raised up as our heavenly High Priest, then our faith is all in vain!
Satan's NIV Turns Salvation Into a Process Instead of a New Birth
There's not a dime's difference between the New International Version (NIV) and all of the new modern corrupt Bible PERversions. They were all translated from the satanic Greek fraudulent manuscripts of Westcott and Hort, published in 1881. Westcott and Hort butchered the Greek. Rudolph Kittles butchered the Hebrew. Let's examine the question: Do people come to Christ for salvation through the NIV? Here's a comparison between 1st Corinthians 1:18 in the King James Bible and the NIV...
KING JAMES BIBLE — 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.” [emphasis added]
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION — 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.” [emphasis added]
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — 1st Corinthians 1:18, “The message of the cross seems foolish to those who are lost and dying. But it is God’s power to us who are being saved.” [emphasis added]
Do you see how the NIV perverts salvation into a process? The NIV says that believers are “being saved,” but the King James Bible says we “are saved.” The NIV supports the Calvinistic heresy of the Perseverance of the Saints. The Salvation Army teaches this heresy, and I quote:
“We believe that continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.”
SOURCE: 1878 Foundation Deed Of The Salvation Army
Isn't that horribly sad? The Salvation Army believes that faith and good works are required to stay saved. My friend, salvation is a miraculous new-birth; not a lifestyle to be lived, nor a philosophy to ascribe to, nor a business, nor a culture, nor is it joining a religious organization. If I have to do anything to remain in a state of salvation, then salvation is by partial faith in Christ plus human effort. The Word of God teaches clearly that salvation is 100% by completely resting in the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, Who died and rose up for our justification.
Also, notice that the NIV in 1st Corinthians 1:18 changes the word “preaching” to the word “message.” This evil milquetoast generation hates Bible-preaching. The great need of the hour is preaching preachers. My friends, our nation's greatest need is PREACHING PREACHERS!!! We are at war with the Devil. Somebody needs to get mad at the Devil and say it like it is, and it needs to be said. Somebody needs to warn that Satan is corrupting our Bibles, as I have just showed you. The NIV changes 64,000 words as compared to the trustworthy King James Bible. The NIV is truly the Antichrist's Bible!
We are On the Winning Side in Christ
The great thing is that no matter how wicked this world may become, it all ends at death (Hebrews 9:27). Born-again Christians won't have to endure this sin-cursed world anymore (John 16:33). The wicked will be cast into the Lake of Fire (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15); but the righteous will inherit everlasting life in Heaven with the Lord (John 3:16). I want to be with the Lord Jesus Christ...
Heaven is a a wonderful place,
filled with glory and grace,
I want to see my Savior's face,
Heaven is a wonderful place.
As each generation passes since the Bible was removed and banned from our nation's schools in 1963, America becomes more sexually degenerate, perverted and wicked. The girls on TV are getting lewder, younger, more raunchy, more homosexual, and the determining factor is what the Christians in America will tolerate. I'm not tolerating any of it... It's all from HELL!!! I'm on the Lord's side (Joshua 24:15)!
Conclusion of the Matter
The Bible never requires us to declare Jesus as our “Lord” to be saved, only trust Him as our Savior (John 14:6). Peter shows clear evidence of this when he professed, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” in Matthew 16:16. Peter never confessed “Jesus is Lord.” Rather, Peter received Jesus as the Messiah. Genesis 15:6 simply states that Abraham, “...believed in the LORD; and he (God) counted it to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:5 plainly states, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
The Bible teaches that Jesus is the Savior of all men. 1st Timothy 4:10, “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.” If you die in your sins and go to Hell forever to burn, it will only be because you wilfully rejected the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
So many churches are deceived today, even Baptist churches who've adopted the heathenistic religious view of repentance as turning from sinful living, instead of a change of mind which the Bible teaches concerning salvation. Hebrews 6:1 defines repentance as from dead works, not sins. Whether attempting to do good works or forsake bad works to be saved, both are DEAD WORKS! Works are forbidden in the plan of salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)!!! Either Christ does the saving, all of it, or else you go to the Lake of Fire!!!
The very moment that you believe on Jesus as the Christ Who died and rose for YOUR SINS and raised up, you are saved. 1st Timothy 4:10 teaches that Jesus is the Savior of ALL MEN.
love God who doesn't love sinners!”
(a quote by Dr. Jack Hyles classic MP3 sermon, “The Happiest Man” (happiest is the man who will not impute sin to others!)
Ye Must Be Born Again!
You Need HIS Righteousness!
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