Beware Of Using The New Bibles As 'A Paraphrase'
By David J. Stewart | February 2015
Deuteronomy 4:2, “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”
Our text Bible verse is a stern warning from God not to add nor diminish His Words. It is a serious crime against God to tamper with what He has said in His Word. Yet, wicked men and women don't hesitate to butcher the Words of God, twisting, changing, removing and corrupting them for filthy lucre's sake.
I have heard numerous professed Christians over the years defend the never-ending rash of new Bible versions, by saying that it is good to use the various Bible versions as “A PARAPHRASE” (rewording for the purpose of clarification) to help shed light on the alleged difficult to understand King James Bible. May I say, they are horrible deceived. The new Bible versions are dangerous, even as a paraphrase, because they are teaching inaccurate doctrines.
Three things you need to know:
1) The new Bible versions [like The New International Version (NIV)] require you legally state that you are quoting “God's holy Word.” They are not “holy,” because they are not God's Words.
2) All of the new modernized Bible versions were translated from the corrupted Alexandrian, Egypt manuscripts which Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort based all their Greek work upon.
3) All of the new Bible versions are copyrighted, so the publishers can claim exclusive rights and profits. The King James Bible is NOT copyrighted, because you cannot copyright God's Words. Anybody can print King James Bibles!
It seems that every few months we hear about another “new, better, refreshing and improved” Bible version. It's all a bunch of insincere hype. The reason I know that is insincere is because there's not a dime's difference between all the new Bible versions. As the saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together!” That's because they all follow the corrupted Greek work of heretic's Westcott and Hort, which was completed in the year 1881.
Languages are composed of sentences. Grammar is the study of how sentences are used and constructed to express meaning. In order to form sentences we absolutely need individual words, which convey meaning. Each individual word also has it's own meaning. Thus, you can clearly see how powerful language is, so that changing the meaning of a single word, or the arrangement of words in a sentence, can drastically alter the meaning of the entire work. Let me show you an example of how I'm talking about.
Let's examine Philippians 2:6 in two different Bibles. One of the latest “new” Bible versions from Satan (which came out in 2014) is called the “Tree Of Life Version” (TLV). Let's compare the TLV with the accurate King James Bible (KJB) . . .
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — Philippians 2:5-6, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.” [emphasis added]
TREE OF LIFE VERSION (TLV) — Philippians 2:5-6, “Have this attitude in yourselves, which also was in Messiah Yeshua, Who, though existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal to God a thing to be grasped.” [emphasis added]
As you can plainly see, there is a 180 degree flip-flop in meaning between the KJB and the TLV. If you were reading one of these new so-called paraphrases, you would be misled to think that Jesus is not God. The new Bible versions completely remove Acts 8:37, which testifies that Jesus is THE SON OF GOD!!! These are serious attacks against the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every place in the King James Bible (like Matthew 8:2) where it says that someone “WORSHIPPED” Jesus, all of the new modern Bible versions changed the word to “knelt” or “bowed” instead. Well, you may kneel before a king without worshipping him.
Beware of the Devil's Counterfeit Bible Versions
Beware of Luciferian Bible versions in the churches today. Most pastors have been deceived, inviting the Devil's counterfeit Bible versions into the church, which have all removed key theological terms, like IMPUTATION. The doctrine of imputation is an important concept in the Scriptures that cannot be replaced with any other word. It can only be explained. To remove this word does a horrible injustice to the Scriptures and to the Lord Jesus Christ Who paid our sin debt.
All of the following words have been removed from the Devil's New International Version (NIV) Bible:
Godhead, begotten, regeneration, mercyseat, Calvary, remission, sodomite, Jehovah, immutable, omnipotent, Comforter, Holy Ghost, Messiah, quickened, infallible, fornication, reconciliation, propitiation, trucebreakers, winebibbers, carnal, slothful, unthankful, effeminate, backbiting, vanity, impute, lasciviousness, whoredom, devils, Lucifer, damnation, brimstone, bottomless pit, et cetera.
If you want the genuine thing, you need an authentic King James Bible. I want a real Bible that calls homosexuals what they are... SODOMITES! I want a Bible version that still teaches about LUCIFER in Isaiah 14:12. I want a Bible that still mentions CALVARY in Luke 23:33. I want a Bible that still teaches the GODHEAD in Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20 and Colossians 2:9. ALL of the new modern PERverted Bible versions completely remove the important theological term, Godhead.
With all the different Bible versions, no wonder churches are so confused these days...
Acts 19:32, “Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.”
Apostasy in the Churches in The Last Days
The Scriptures foretold in 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.” We are definitely living in the perilous times of doctrinal corruption, ecclesiastical indifference and theological apostasy. Notice that the Holy Bible says they will “HEAP” to themselves teachers. The Greek word for “heap” is episōreuō, which means, “to accumulate further, that is, (figuratively) seek additionally.” In other words, churchgoers these days (including pastors and Christian leaders) won't tolerate THE TRUTH, so they look elsewhere for religious speakers that fit their agenda.
This is why apostate Joel Osteen draws 43,000 people into his humongous Houston, Texas auditorium each week. If Mr. Osteen were to preach the truth as He ought, he'd be like John the Baptist who lived alone out in the wilderness. I believe that a preacher should walk closer to the Lord than anyone else in the world. This means that the preacher often stands alone in his faith. I know cowardly pastors who are afraid to be ostracized by their peers in the ministry, afraid to be the goat led outside the gate with Jesus, afraid to be rejected and scoffed by others for their stand for God.
Billy Graham is world infamous, because he cobbles to Roman Catholics and other apostate religious groups. Everybody like Billy Graham! Something is very wrong with that! The Bible says in 2nd Timothy 3:12 that living godly in Christ Jesus shall bring persecution. Few preachers are persecuted anymore, because they never offend anyone. Our churches are filled with milquetoast pastors who don't really preach. They kowtow to the congregation, avoid the offensive subjects of Hell, fire, damnation and eternal punishment. They pander to the crowd with expository preaching.
Only God Decides What is Right and Truth, Not Men
Today's churches are becoming worldly, and so the world is becoming more churchy. People are joining church for all the wrong reasons. I love a preacher who says it like it is, in love. Without love nothing else matters, because people won't listen to anything to have to say. But love is not remaining silent about sin from the pulpit. Love desires to help people. There is so much confusion in our churches today, because pastors are doubled-minded. They claim to want the truth, yet when you hand it to them, they tell you to shut up or don't come back. They are in denial. The Bible says that “every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). Notice that they wanted to do RIGHT, but they wanted to decide what was right. They wanted to decide what was good or evil.
This is the problem with many of today's pastors, who want to preach the truth, but they want to decide what is truth. This is why Baptists are voting for sex-perverted Mormons leaders like Mitt Romney. This is why our churches are supporting the present Marxist/Communist secular state of Israel. This is why Baptists always vote for Republican Presidents, in spite of the truth that every single one of them has funded Planned Parenthood (the largest provider of abortion services in the U.S.) since Roe vs. Wade in 1972. The candidates all lie their way into office, and then break all their promises. Dumb Christians are suckers every election time! It's never right to vote for evil. Our pastors are compromised. Our churches are corrupt. This is why the average church uses multiple different Bible versions. You see, the churches are deciding what is truth, instead of truly seeking out and upholding THE TRUTH! A church congregation that truly loves, desires and proclaims the truth uses ONLY the KING JAMES BIBLE!!!
Many of today's pastors are not right with God, self-deceived, going along with apostate mainstream evangelicalism. They are following the crowd, going along to get along. We've got a bunch of cotton-candy religion today, sugar-coated, where multiple plans of salvation are tolerated instead of defending the simplicity that is in Christ. Moody Ministries in Chicago are as big a supporter of Pastor John MacArthur as anybody is, yet read for yourself the satanic garbage that MacArthur teaches . . .
“Don’t believe anyone who says it’s easy to become a Christian. Salvation for sinners cost God His own Son; it cost God’s Son His life, and it’ll cost you the same thing...”
SOURCE: Dr. John MacArthur, Grace To You, an updated quote from his book 'Hard To Believe', page 93.
The Bible warns us about false prophets who corrupt the SIMPLICITY that is in Christ. 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” Please read the awesome chapter titled, “THE SIMPLICITY OF SALVATION,” from the great book, “SALVATION IS MORE THAN BEING SAVED” by Dr. Jack Hyles. I do not hate anyone. I love preachers and pastors. But someone needs to cry “WOLF!” when anyone (like John MacArthur) says that is is HARD TO BELIEVE! That's literally the name of MacArthur's book from which the preceding quote was taken. My friend, it is not hard to believe. God only requires childlike faith in the Gospel to be saved. Getting saved is just as easy as taking a gift from someone offering it to you. To truly be “a gift,” there can be no strings attached or obligations. Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 6:23).
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!)
If you believe what the Bible teaches, attend a church that teaches the Bible!
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