The Satanic Corrupt 'New Life Version' Of The Bible

by David J. Stewart | September 2019

Psalms 12:6a, “The words of the LORD are pure words...”

       Satan's greatest achievement over the past 150 years has been publishing literally HUNDREDS of English Bible versions. Consequently, the inspired Words of God have been secularized, diminished, weakened, removed, altered, butchered, changed and perverted by mostly sincere people who were inspired by Satan to corrupt the very pure Words of God.

I found a website today called On their webpage titled: “A Quick Overview Of Bible Translations,” they make the despicable statement, “Decide which versions fit you with this summary of major Bible translations.” NO SIR! That is way wrong! That is a wicked attitude! You don't decide what Bible “VERSIONS FIT YOU,” you take God's Word as it is, like it or not. The Lord didn't write His Word so that ungodly men could rewrite it into hundreds of different styles TO FIT different demographic groups of society. God's Word is supposed to be IN YOUR FACE, it is supposed to be OFFENSIVE, it is TRUTH, the Bible is HARSH AND SHOWS A MAN HIS TRUE SINFUL STATE! It is blasphemy to change the inspired Words of God to fit humanity!

One of the most corrupt, worthless, demonic and misleading perversions available today is the New Life Version (NLV), first published in 1986. Here is some information on this work of darkness...

The translation was born out of the Ledyards' missionary work in the Canadian Arctic to First Nations populations, who did not always speak English fluently. The NLV uses a limited vocabulary of about 850 words, not including proper names. This was done to make the text easier to read and understand, a goal that the Ledyards felt was not adequately met by existing English translations of the Bible. The NLV uses gender-specific language and uses no contractions. Confusing wording is avoided. Weights and measures are worded so that anyone can understand them; For example, Noah's ark is described as being: " long as 150 long steps, as wide as twenty-five long steps, and eight times taller than a man." The translation of the New Testament was completed in 1969, and the complete NLV Bible with Old and New Testaments was first published in 1986. The NLV Bible is published by Christian Literature International. It can be accessed online. —New Life Version, Wikipedia

According to's deceptive product information, the New Life Version (NLV) is:

...used around the world in mission work. It is one of the most readable versions available today. Based on a limited vocabulary of approximately 850 words, this Bible clarifies difficult words and passages for the modern reader.

The following additional information about the New Life Version (NLV) is provided by Barbour Publishing, Inc. This is very disturbing false information, which I will explain to you in a moment...

The NEW LIFE Version, available SINCE 1969 - continues to be the most readable and most understandable Bible without sacrificing accuracy. It is not a paraphrase, or man's idea of what the Bible says. Truths expressed in the original are in no way violated. Leading clergy from most denominations endorse and approve its use. This unique translation is gender-correct (same as the King James Version). All pronouns referring to Deity are capitalized. Short sentences are used with the subject usually preceding the predicate. No contractions are used. Many paragraphs are preceded with captions which summarize the content. There are no confusing foot-notes. No obscene words are used in the text. Most Old Testament quotations in the New Testament are followed by the reference. [emphasis added]


The publishers of this counterfeit Bible version very deceitfully claim the New Life Version (NLV) “TO BE THE MOST READABLE AND MOST UNDERSTANDABLE BIBLE WITHOUT SACRIFICING ACCURACY. IT IS NOT A PARAPHRASE, OR MAN'S IDEA OF WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS. TRUTHS EXPRESSED IN THE ORIGINAL ARE IN NO WAY VIOLATED.” Ladies and gentlemen, the translators and publishers of the New Life Version (NLV) belong in prison! They are worthy of the death penalty in God's court for corrupting the inspired Word of God!!! Let's compare some key Scripture passages in the New Life Version (NLV) with the trustworthy King James Bible, and see how accurate it is.

I couldn't believe how horribly they butchered the following passage of Scripture. Contrary to their deceitful claim that the New Life Version (NLV) is the “MOST READABLE” and “MOST UNDERSTANDABLE” Bible, which is “NOT A PARAPHRASE” nor “MAN'S IDEA OF WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,” read for yourself how retarded and senseless the following translation is...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Hebrews 4:14-16, “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Hebrews 4:14-16, “We have a great Religious Leader Who has made the way for man to go to God. He is Jesus, the Son of God, Who has gone to heaven to be with God. Let us keep our trust in Jesus Christ. Our Religious Leader understands how weak we are. Christ was tempted in every way we are tempted, but He did not sin. Let us go with complete trust to the throne of God. We will receive His loving-kindness and have His loving-favor to help us whenever we need it.”

The preceding garbage from the NLV woefully lacks Bible theology. They have removed grace! They have removed Christ's important role as our heavenly High Priest. Religious Leader? What a joke! Folks, Jesus is not our RELIGIOUS LEADER!!! I can't believe anybody actually published this piece of trash, calling it a “Holy Bible”! Remember, the NLV publishers advertise that this is “NOT A PARAPHRASE” and not “MAN'S IDEA OF WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS”! The term “high priest” in Hebrews 4:14 is the Greek word archiereus, meaning, “high priest, or chief priest.” Jesus is our “GREAT HIGH PRIEST” (Hebrews 4:14), which has passed into the heavens. So where in the world did they get the term “Religious Leader”?

Instead of attributing God's mercy to His grace made possible through the intercessory work of Christ, Who is our heavenly High Priest, the ungodly translators of the NLV attribute God's loving-favor and loving-kindness merely to Christ as a Religious Leader. Do you see how rotten, corrupt, senseless and meaningless the new Bible versions are? Why doesn't Pensacola Christian College (PCC) care? PCC is eerily silent, completely A.W.O.L. from “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES!” (MP3 by Pastor Jack Hyles). Please watch THE MOVIE. Shame on Pensacola Christian College and their gutless interns! shame on Bob Jones University and their gutless alumni! Shame on Moody Bible Institute and their shallow graduates! Shame on every dead Bible college in America that is idly SITTING ON THE PREMISES instead of STANDING ON THE PROMISES! Somebody's got to care! The inspired Word of God is under attack by the Devil. God only authored ONE SACRED BOOK, not hundreds! The man with two watches never knows what time it is! Shame on America's apostate Bible colleges who are sitting idle on the sidelines while their brethren go to war...

“God has a special rebuke, again and again and again in the Bible,
toward those people who keep their neutrality in the work of God!”
—SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great MP3 sermon, “Where Were You In The Battle?

The following mistranslation always humors me. Anyone who is bold enough to “TELL YOUR SINS” to another human being is a fool. You and your sins may be on social media by sundown. Do you really think God wants you to confess your sins to me? I am dying to know your dark secrets. Ha ha ha! Yell me, please! Would you really expect a man to tell someone—“Sir, I must apologize, I have been lusting upon your lovely wife for three years. Please forgive me!” You'll probably need a good dentist and some implants after that! Evangelist Phil Kidd is right—If you knew what some of the folks around you in church are thinking toward your wife and children, you'd run out that door with your family and never come back again!!! The human soul is depraved, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - 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.”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - James 5:16, “Tell your sins to each other. And pray for each other so you may be healed. The prayer from the heart of a man right with God has much power.”

A “fault” is something obvious that another person is already aware of. If you tend to show up late, admit it and apologize for it. If you tend to talk over other people, admit it and apologize for it. If you tend to worry or complain, admit it to the people you've wearied with your bad attitude, apologize and ask God to help you overcome those faults. A fault may be a sin, but it is something obvious and known, not your secret Skeleton Closet. Pastor Jack Hyles use to wisely say: “Don't be reluctant to admit to others that you have feet of clay, but don't ever show them your feet.” Never confess your personal sins to anyone. It is a matter between you and God alone. Psalms 51:4, “Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.”

Let's move on shall we. Without turning to it, the only mention of the name of “Lucifer” is missing from Isaiah 14:12 in the NLV. That is really bad! Surprisingly, the NLV actually does have the word “Calvary” in Luke 23:33, which most modern versions don't. You'll find that each of the modern Bible versions have different problems with them, but they are all corrupt nevertheless! In particular, they all attack the deity of our dear Lord Jesus Christ. Notice below that the NLV says that Jesus has always been “AS GOD IS,” which implies that Jesus is not actually God. Subtle word changes drastically change the intended meaning. The King James Bible makes it adamantly clear that Jesus did not consider it robbery to be EQUAL with God. Those are some beautiful bold words attesting to Christ's deity...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Philippians 2:6, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Philippians 2:6, “Jesus has always been as God is. But He did not hold to His rights as God.”

All three mentions of the important word “godhead” are completely removed from the NLV (cf., Romans 1:20; Acts 17:29; Colossians 2:9). Although such changes may seem harmless, it obliterates the very important theological concept of the Trinity (i.e., Godhead). The NLV actually left 1st John 5:7 alone, still faithfully conveying the truth of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Who are all one God. However, the NLV horribly butchers and does injustice to the Scripture elsewhere concerning the Trinity...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Colossians 2:2, “That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Colossians 2:2 “May their hearts be given comfort. May they be brought close together in Christian love. May they be rich in understanding and know God’s secret. It is Christ Himself.”

Whoa! There are two very different ideas being conveyed between these two versions. The King James Bible conveys the idea that the Godhead is a mystery, but the NLV conveys the idea that Christ is a secret. They get this passage horribly wrong! The NLV translators have irresponsibly removed God the Father and God the Holy Spirit from this Bible passage, making it only about Christ. This is junk theology and a lie!

And again, here we see another blatant attack against the Lord's deity. Instead of declaring that “GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH” (a clear attestation of Christ's deity), the NLV merely says that “CHRIST CAME TO EARTH AS A MAN” (which says nothing to declare Jesus' deity)...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - 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.”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - 1st Timothy 3:16, “It is important to know the secret of God-like living, which is: Christ came to earth as a Man. He was pure in His Spirit. He was seen by angels. The nations heard about Him. Men everywhere put their trust in Him. He was taken up into heaven.”

As in all the modern perversions, every mention of someone “worshipping” Jesus has been diminished to a mere “knelt”or “bowed.” Well you can kneel before a king without worshipping him. ...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Matthew 8:2, “And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Matthew 8:2, “Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”

Do you see how Satan is reducing our great Savior to a mere historical figure instead of the only begotten Son of God?

You need to understand that all of the modern Bible versions haves been translated from an entirely different Greek source (Sinaiticus Vaticanus) than the inspired King James Bible. The King James Bible is based upon the Textus Receptus (or, Received Text), which the 54 King James translators accepted as being inspired by God, rejecting all others (including the Apocrypha). The Apocrypha is still valuable in its historical content, but it is not inspired by God.

By “inspired” I mean that God authored the Bible, they are His Words. The horrible idea is blasphemous that inspiration only refers to the original act of God breathing out His Words in time of old, but then those words someone became no longer inspired when translated, and despite scholarly men doing their very best to faithfully preserve God's Word, they were incapable of being as exact and perfect as God, so at best today we only have an imperfect, flawed, errant, translation. That is exactly what Bob Jones University teaches! That is exactly what Hyles-Anderson College teaches! That is exactly what every apostate religious institution today teaches! Don't you dare tell me that we only have an “at best” Bible today, but not a perfect Bible! I know good men who teach that we only have an “at best” Bible today, and I love them in the Lord, but I do not agree with them, and I must preach what I believe to be THE TRUTH!

NLV Bible Perverts God's Promise to Preserve His Inspired Words

In the following Old Testament passage, we find an atrocious error, in which the Bible-butchers have totally removed God's solemn PROMISE to “preserve” His “PURE WORDS” unto every generation. They changed it (as do ALL modern corrupt versions) to say that God protects the saints from people. Only the reliable King James Bible retains this important PROMISE to preserve God's inspired words (which means they must still be INSPIRED today)...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Psalms 12:6-7, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Psalms 12:6-7, “The words of the Lord are pure words. They are like silver that has been made pure seven times in a stove of earth. O Lord, You will keep us. You will keep us safe forever from the people of this day.

I could literally go on and on, mentioning hundreds of major doctrinal problems with the New Life Version (NLV). Tragically, most churches and pastors couldn't care less. Bible colleges like Pensacola Christian College in Florida are only concerned with making money. Dead theological corpses like Faith Bible Baptist College And Theological Seminary in Iowa couldn't care less. No one wants to join “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES.” They just go along to get along like the cowardly lion in the popular 1939 film, “The Wizard of Oz.” The purity of God's Word means NOTHING to them, evidenced by their tolerance of dozens of different Bible versions. I tell you that 99% of pastors have no business standing behind any church pulpit, and they are even more dangerous working in Bible colleges where they influence the next generation of reckless apostate pantywaist pastors!!!!!! SOMEBODY'S GOT TO CARE!!! God's Word is important!

The King James Bible is verbally-inspired by God. Every word of the King James Bible is inspired by God almighty!!! God didn't just preserve the words that He long ago inspired, but God preserved those very inspired words and THEY ARE STILL INSPIRED 100% IN EVERY WAY TODAY! Hyles-Anderson College doesn't believe that! West Coast Baptist College doesn't believe that! Ambassador Bible College doesn't believe that! Moody Bible Institute doesn't believe that! The Crown College doesn't believe that! They only believe that the “original manuscripts” were inspired by God, but today at best we only have God's “preserved words,” but not inspired. You'll never find a direct statement in any of these religious intuition's Statement of Faith where they say: “THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS VERBALLY INSPIRED!” They don't believe it!!! Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) understood this woeful evil and he also exposed it, sick and tired of shady dishonest Bible colleges who advertise that they used the King James Bible, but do not tell the truth that they don't believe it is VERBALLY-INSPIRED WORD-FOR-WORD...

“The biggest split that has ever come will come in the next ten years, if not sooner, over the King James Bible - and it couldn't come soon enough for me. I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they 'use' the King James Bible - tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word.” Pastor Jack Hyles, from the Wednesday night Bible study titled, Revelation to Illumination (1998)

Thank God for men of God like Pastor Al Lacy who cared about THE TRUTH of God's Word. The average shameful Bible college president, vice president and staff members are merely working a job, collecting a paycheck, trying to stay employed. The truth means little if anything to them! They typically have the pathetic rational that they are being ethical not to change what they didn't start. So they just get the good while the getting is good, milking the money cow for all they can, until they go their selfish way. I just described over 95% of religious leaders in America today! I'm talking about the Bob Jones University camp and their graduates! They don't care, evidenced by their deafening silence in the ongoing battle over the inspiration of the King James Bible.

(by God's grace, I made this 4 hour film last year upholding the inspiration of the majestic 'King James Bible')

The New Life Version (NLV) contains all the SAME corruptions as the other Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort Greek based translations.

Modern Corrupt Alexandrian Bible Versions Pervert the Meaning of 'Repentance'

Again, look at how the NLV perverts the Words of the Living God...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Acts 2:38, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Acts 2:38, “Peter said to them, “Be sorry for your sins and turn from them and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and your sins will be forgiven.”

Heresy! Nowhere in the inspired Word of God are we commanded to “be sorry for your sins and turn from them!” To turn away from sins for salvation is “ANOTHER GOSPEL” (Pastor Harry A. Ironside, 1876-1951) of self-righteousness!!! The Gospel is the wonderful story of God's beloved only begotten Son, Who was crucified on a cross for our iniquities! The Gospel is not a heavy burden to be placed upon the shoulders of sinners, requiring them to turn from their sins to be saved. Jesus Christ bore the full weight of our sins upon Calvary's cross, so we wouldn't have to, paying the price for our many sins with His blood.

Look at what the satanic New Life Version (NLV) teaches compared to the trustworthy King James Bible. Just as in Acts 2:38 that I just showed you, so also have they changed repentance from being “a change of mind” to meaning “turning away from sins” to be saved. The modern perversions have subtly changed the plan of salvation to include works (turning from sinful behavior), which is an accursed thing, that is, “ANOTHER GOSPEL” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4; Galatians 1:6-9)...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Mark 1:15, “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Mark 1:15, “He said, 'The time has come. The holy nation of God is near. Be sorry for your sins, turn from them, and believe the Good News.'”

Look how they corrupt Hebrews 6:1...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Hebrew 6:1, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.”

NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Hebrew 6:1, “So let us leave the first things you need to know about Christ. Let us go on to the teaching that full-grown Christians should understand. We do not need to teach these first truths again. You already know that you must be sorry for your sins and turn from them. You know that you must have faith in God.”

“DEAD WORKS” include ALL WORKS, good and bad alike. Many of the Jews were stuck on the Old Testament LAW, thinking that to get to Heaven they had to perform the ritualistic ceremonial laws. It was for this reason that the apostle Paul said in Romans 10:3-4, “For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” Many of the Jews errantly thought they could obtain eternal life by keeping the law. Paul explains to the Romans that salvation is without the works of the law. Romans 3:20, “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Effectively, when a preacher tells you that you must “turn from your sins” to be saved, he is telling you to keep the LAW to obtain eternal life! By “turning from your sins” they plainly mean that you cannot willfully continue in them, you must have a sincere desire to forsake them. This is exactly what Dr. John Goetsch errantly teaches at the West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, California teaches, where Dr. Paul Chappell is the pastor. It is a shame! These are “DEAD WORKS!” Hebrews 6:1 teaches repentance from “DEAD WORKS,” not from bad works, nor to good works!

The New Life Version (NLV) uses the English dictionary meaning of repentance, which is completely different than the Biblical Greek meaning. Biblical repentance concerning salvation always means “a change of mind” (the Greek noun, metanoia). The Greek word for “repent” in Mark 1:15 is the verb form, metanoeo, which meaning “to think differently.” Pastor Bob Gray Sr. accurately explains the true meaning of Bible repentance for salvation this way:

“Repentance means to change your mind—change your mind—change your mind about how you want to get to Heaven to what God says you've got to do to get to Heaven. If you've got to repent of all your sins, you're still headed for Hell tonight.” —Pastor Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon, Why You Should Be A Part Of A Growing Church

What is the “Old” and “New” Testament?

Here is the best quote that I've found on repentance, by Dr. Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951):

“Which comes first, repentance or faith? In Scripture we read, 'Repent ye, and believe the gospel.' Yet we find true believers exhorted to 'repent, and do the first works.' So intimately are the two related that you cannot have one without the other. The man who believes God repents; the repentant soul puts his trust in the Lord when the Gospel is revealed to him. Theologians may wrangle over this, but the fact is, no man repents until the Holy Spirit produces repentance in his soul through the truth. No man believes the Gospel and rests in it for his own salvation until he has judged himself as a needy sinner before God. And this is repentance.” (Except Ye Repent, p. 16)

As I have showed you, what the modern Bible versions are teaching is DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT than what the inspired King James Bible reads. Either repentance means “to turn away from sins” or it means “to change your mind,” but it cannot mean both. In the Word of God, the word for “repent” is metanoia, which only means “a change of mind.” We don't know what to change our mind about, because the word itself doesn't tell us. It is an open-ended term, which requires supplemental information. God did this deliberately, so that repentance would include anything and everything which hinders a person from believing the Gospel. Hence, to “repent” means to think differently about whatever it is that has been hindering you from BELIEVING THE GOSPEL to be saved.

1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” Please notice that the Bible doesn't say God “saves them that repent”; no, it says, “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE”! But don't you have to repent to be saved? Yes, but repentance is automatic. No one has ever believed the Gospel who didn't simultaneously turn away from unbelief. You obviously have to turn FROM something in order to turn TO something, but we are not saved by turning from anything, we are saved by BELIEVING on the name of Jesus. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

This is why we find the words “believe,” “believest” and “believeth” mentioned 87 times in the Gospel of John, which is God's Gospel tract according to John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” Not once, NOT ONCE, is any mention made of “repentance” in the Gospel of John. The word “repent” is not mentioned even once! That is because repentance is an automatic thing. That is, the person who believes has also repented. No one can place their trust in the Gospel without first turning away from whatever was hindering them from believing the Gospel in the first place. Therefore, it is not necessary to mention repentance when sharing the Gospel with someone.

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.”


“I believe any man in this world, can love any other man in this world, if he thinks right! The reason you hate is because you think hate. The reason you love is because you think love.” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the excellent MP3 sermon, “What The Law Could Not Do” (July 5, 1987 - First Baptist Church of Hammond, PM service).

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