Oh Foolish Churches, Who Hath Bewitched You?
by David J. Stewart | April 2016
Galatians 3:1, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth...”
Satan has successfully infiltrated most of the churches today. Tragically, this includes nearly all denominational Baptist churches and most Independent Baptist Churches. If your English-speaking church is using any other Bible than the King James Bible, you've been corrupted! Here is a list of the TOP TEN popular Bible versions by unit of sales (how many sold):
Top Ten Translations Based on Unit Sales
New International Version
King James Version
English Standard Version
New King James Version
New Living Translation
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Reina Valera 1960
Nueva Version Internacional (Spanish)
New International Reader’s Version
I have written numerous articles over the years exposing the satanic New International Version (NIV). Few Christians know that the NIV was translated from an entirely different Greek manuscript than the King James Bible (KJB). The King James is not a “version,” it is THE HOLY BIBLE!!! Once you understand what's wrong with the NIV, then you can compare it to all the other modern Bible versions, and then you will see (as I did) that they're all basically the same.
For example: The word “begotten” has been wrongfully removed from John 3:16 in all of the modern counterfeit Bible versions. Instead the new Bibles just say that God gave “His only Son,” which is heresy. God has many sons (believers), but only one BEGOTTEN (biological) Son, Jesus. Every born-again believer is an adopted Son of God. John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” Romans 8:15, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” So, as you see, Jesus cannot possibly be the “only” son of God. My friend, if your Bible version doesn't have the word “begotten” in John 3:16, please throw it away, after ripping it into pieces so that no one else gets poisoned by it.
“The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all who oppose it.” —Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
Notice that the second most popular Bible version today is “THE VOICE” (VOICE), published by Nelson Bible Publishers, an evil Bible-corrupting business! Horrifically, The Voice is more popular than the King James Bible. The Voice is the voice of Satan!!! Thomas Nelson Publishers are in big trouble with God for butchering the Words of God. They have done a woeful injustice to the truth of God's Word. Jeremiah 23:36, “And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.” 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.” There are very serious consequences for corrupting the Words of God, whether sincerely or intentionally. Thomas Bible Publishers are guilty. Revelation 22:19, “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Deliberately corrupting the Word of God is effectively a rejection of the Gospel.
Here is Mark 15 as quoted from the accurate King James Bible, and then various corrupt Bible versions. Notice how the modern versions change and pervert the meaning of “repent” to mean, changing one's own life to be saved:
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.” [emphasis added]
THE VOICE (VOICE) — Mark 1:15, “Jesus: 15 It’s time! The kingdom of God is near! Seek forgiveness, change your actions,[a] and believe this good news!” [emphasis added]
EASY-TO-READ VERSION (ERV) — Mark 1:15, “He said, 'The right time is now here. God’s kingdom is very near.[a] Change your hearts and lives, and believe the Good News!'” [emphasis added]
The Greek word for “repent” in Mark 1:15 is metanoeo, which simply means “to think differently.” Hence, we are commanded to think differently and believe the Gospel. That is, we repent TO believe. We don't repent AND believe. Those false preachers of the past and today, who embellish (add to) the meaning of repentance, requiring sinners to turn from their sinful ways and behavior to receive the free gift of God's forgiveness and eternal life, are teaching “another Gospel” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).
My friend, Jesus doesn't need to forgive sins, because He has already paid the full price of men's on Calvary's tree, and He took that liquid blood and sprinkled it upon the heavenly Mercy Seat in the presence of God the Father on our behalf (Hebrews 9:12, 24; 12:24). Thus, forgiveness is a gift, already paid for, which we need only receive to have. “The Gospel” as defined in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 is that Jesus DIED on the cross for our sins, and He was BURIED, and according to the Scriptures He RESURRECTED from the dead three days later for our justification. That is “the Gospel” whereby if any man believe he is saved. Salvation comes by receiving Christ's sacrifice upon the cross as full payment for our sins, believing that He raised up from the dead the third day. 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.” It is that easy and simple to be saved.
Having preached to you THE TRUTH, it should be abundantly clear how wicked and corrupt these new counterfeit Bible versions really are. Repentance is TOWARD GOD (Acts 20:21) and from UNBELIEF (Mark 6:16). These new Bible versions pervert the meaning of “repent” to mean “CHANGE YOUR ACTIONS” as we saw in The Voice (VOICE) version. Changing your actions is human effort (self-righteous works) for salvation, which is a false Gospel. The Holy Bible plainly teaches in Romans 4:6 that God's righteousness is imputed (counted) “WITHOUT WORKS.” So where does this heretical idea come from that's fueling the heresy of Lordship Salvation in the churches today? As I have shown you, it comes from the new counterfeit Bible versions. BEWARE OF THE NEW BIBLE VERSIONS!!!
Now here's another example of how the modern Bible versions change and pervert the Biblical meaning of repentance, and thus salvation. Turning from sins to be saved sounds goods, and appeals to our sinful human nature, but you'll never find any mention in the Holy Bible to “turn from sin” or “repent of sins” to be saved. If you study the Bible at face value, you'll discover that repentance to be saved is always from UNBELIEF.
For example: The King James Bible says in Mark 6 that Jesus marvelled at “THEIR UNBELIEF,” not at THEIR SINS. Jesus and His disciples preached that men repent of their “unbelief,” but the new Bible versions pervert repentance to mean something very different. In Thomas Nelson's The Voice, people are required to change their life to be saved:
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — Mark 6:6 and 6:12, “And he marvelled because of their unbelief. ... And he went round about the villages, teaching. And they went out, and preached that men should repent.” [emphasis added]
THE VOICE (VOICE) — “He was amazed by the stubbornness of their unbelief. ... Jesus went out among the villages teaching, And so His disciples went out into the countryside, preaching the changed life[a] as Jesus had taught them.” [emphasis added]
Is that what we read earlier in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 about “the Gospel”? Is living “THE CHANGED LIFE” the Gospel? No, not by a long shot, not at all! For centuries the Roman Catholic religion has been deceiving people, indoctrinating them with satanic lies, fabricated manmade traditions, and doctrines of devils. Roman Catholicism errantly defines repentance as a changed life, deep remorse for sins and penance. 2nd Corinthians 7:10 in the Bible teaches that “godly sorrow worketh repentance.” Sorrow is not repentance. Oftentimes when a person ruins their life because of sin, and they are in rehab or prison, they repent (think differently) toward God and believe the Gospel. A changed life is not a requirement to be saved.
Please do not be deceived my friend. I've heard so much heretical preaching from today's popular preachers. For example: Evangelist Paul Washer (a Southern Baptist) says, “Without works no man will see Heaven.” Pastor John MacArthur says,
“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.
Friend, that is not the Gospel. In 2nd Corinthians 11:3 we read about “THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST.” Yet, John MacArthur says it is “Hard To Believe” (which is the very name of his book). God says it is easy to be saved, and called it “SIMPLE!” You see, Mr. MacArthur believes that salvation requires committing your soul to Jesus Christ, to surrender all and follow Him as your Lord, not just receive Him as your Savior. This is a false Gospel. The Bible teaches that forgiveness and eternal life are a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10). A “gift” is a take proposition, not a give proposition. Salvation is receiving not achieving.
“It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.” —Horace Greeley (1811-1872)
The Voice is a dangerous version, which is translated from the same corrupt manuscripts of Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort, as nearly all modern Bible versions. Thank God for the trustworthy Textus Receptus from which our beloved King James Bible is translated. This is a completely DIFFERENT Greek source than the modern Bibles come from. Consider yourself warned. The modern versions have their roots in Luciferian occult organizations. Run from the new Bible versions! Run as fast as you can!!!
Here's some more perversions in The Voice (and there are thousands more):
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — Hebrews 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.” [emphasis added]
THE VOICE (VOICE) — Hebrews 6:1, “So let’s push on toward a more perfect understanding and move beyond just the basic teachings of the Anointed One. There’s no reason to rehash the fundamentals: repenting from what you loved in your old dead lives, believing in God as our Creator and Redeemer.” [emphasis added]
Is that the Gospel? Does the Bible require a person to turn away from their love of the old dead life to be saved? No, it is not. The reliable King James Bible speaks of repentance from “DEAD WORKS.” that is, the works of the law. Romans 3:19-20, “ Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 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.” The purpose of God's law is to show men their sinnership. The law makes me guilty before God (Romans 3:19). The law of God shows me that I am a guilty sinner, and then points me to Jesus Christ to be saved (Galatians 3:24-26). To be saved, you repent from whatever dead works have been hindering you from BELIEVING THE GOSPEL. We are saved by believing the Gospel, not by turning from anything. If a man didn't repent, he would never come to Christ to be saved.
For a Roman Catholic to be saved, they must REPENT TOWARD GOD from their DEAD WORKS, believing the Gospel! Catholics have been indoctrinated by the Vatican, Pope, catechism and their ungodly priests to keep Seven Sacraments to be saved. These are “works” for salvation, instead of completely resting in the finished redemptive work of Christ Jesus. Catholics believe they are saved by faith and works, not by faith alone as Ephesians 2:8-9 plainly teaches. Ephesians 2:8a, “For by grace are ye saved through faith.” The unsaved false prophets in Matthew 7:21-23 boasted of their “many wonderful works” done in Jesus' name, but the Lord said the horrifying words to them . . . “I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY”!
You see, they had never believed the Gospel. They should have repented (thought differently) of their DEAD WORKS which cannot save, and instead should have trusted Christ's death on the cross as payment for their sins, believing that He raised up from the dead three days later for their justification. That is “THE GOSPEL” (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). It's not what you are doing that gets you to Heaven, it's where you are looking! LOOK TO JESUS! Isaiah 45:22, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Don't look to the Roman Catholic Church. Don't look to good works and serving God. Don't look to changing your life, turning from sinful behavior, and following Jesus as your “Lord.” LOOK TO JESUS!!!
Jesus plainly warned in Matthew 7:21 that you don't get to Heaven by saying “Jesus is Lord” (as all the new perverted Bible versions say in Romans 10:9). Here is a comparison of Romans 10:9 between the accurate King James Bible and the satanic The Voice:
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — 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.”
THE VOICE (VOICE) — Romans 10:9, “So if you believe deep in your heart that God raised Jesus from the pit of death and if you voice your allegiance by confessing the truth that “Jesus is Lord,” then you will be saved!”
Is that the Gospel? Do you have to “VOICE YOUR ALLEGIANCE” to Christ to be born-again? Do you have to superstitiously utter the phrase “JESUS IS LORD” to be saved? My friend, this is Satanism!!! You don't get born-again by voicing your ALLEGIANCE to Jesus Christ. You get born-again by BELIEVING THE GOSPEL.
Galatians 3:2, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit (capital “S,” meaning Holy Spirit) by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” The apostle Paul wrote a letter to the church at Galatia. Paul said he only wanted to know ONE THING, that is, “How did you get saved?” How did you become indwelt with the Holy Spirit of God? The correct answer should be, “BY THE HEARING OF FAITH.” That is, when you heard the Gospel you believed it!!! It's that simple to be saved. The “Gospel” is Good News to be BELIEVED! Amen! It is the Glad Tidings of Christ crucified on the cross for our sins, buried and bodily risen!
John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” That is the only “work” which you can do to get to Heaven—the work of believing on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!
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.” Here we see again that the way to be saved is simply TO BELIEVE. When you hear the Gospel preached, you simply believe it, and are immediately and forever saved in Christ Jesus. It's that simple. The only requirement to be saved is to realize that you are a guilty sinner in God's holy sight, otherwise you wouldn't come to Christ (and wouldn't have any need to). Galatians 3:24 teaches that “the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”
The new heretical teaching which has crept into many of the churches today, and sadly into Pacific Garden Mission's UNSHACKLED radio series as well—Which says that a person cannot be saved unless they turn away from their sinful behavior—is of the Devil, because it requires payment from the sinner in the form of keeping the law of God. This is not what Biblical repentance means. It is the indwelling Holy Spirit Who initiates changes in a sinner's life, and not the sinner himself as a prerequisite to saving-faith in the Gospel (Hebrews 12:6-8; Galatians 2:20).
Repentance is the acknowledgement that I am a hopeless sinner unable to save myself, and thus believing the Gospel I am redeemed. Repentance is not reformation, where I clean up my life or change my sinful ways, as a prerequisite to saving-faith. Nor is it a desire to do better, reform or cleanse my ways with God's help. The Gospel has nothing to do with making a personal commitment to God. You don't have to commit yourself to anything in order to receive a free gift. You simply take it by faith. What I am warning you about is the difference between religion or salvation! Changing your life to be saved is religion, which does not produce the new birth by the Holy Spirit of God. It is not the gift of God. Satan loves to lead people into religion, to live the Christian life without ever being born-again. Jesus said in John 3:3, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Jesus' miraculous virgin birth has been removed from The Voice (VOICE):
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” [emphasis added]
THE VOICE (VOICE) — Isaiah 7:14, “Suit yourself. The Lord will give you a proof-sign anyway: See, a young maiden[a] will conceive. She will give birth to a son and name Him Immanuel, that is, “God with us.”[b]” [emphasis added]
Just as the rotten and corrupt Easy-To-Read Version (ERV), The Voice (VOICE) renders Isaiah 7:14 meaningless and retarded, by changing “virgin” to young woman (or young maiden). There have been billions of young pregnant women since Isaiah's prophecy in 700 BC, but only one virgin birth!!! It should be obvious to you that Satan is attacking the deity of Jesus Christ, hiding His virgin birth.
Here is another gross perversion of the Word of God, attacking Christ's deity. Notice how The Voice hides the deity of Christ:
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — Philippians 2:6, Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.” [emphasis added]
THE VOICE (VOICE) — Philippians, “Though He was in the form of God, He chose not to cling to equality with God.” [emphasis added]
The next passage of Scripture has been horribly changed, corrupted and rendered science-fiction. It is creepy what Thomas Nelson has done. When we cross-reference the King James Bible with Revelation 19:13 (shown below), we learn that Jesus is the Creator Who made all things. Unfortunately, by The Voice changing “the Word” to “the Voice,” we can no longer associate John 1:1-3 with Revelation 19:13. So it appears the God the Father is the Creator instead of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ:
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
THE VOICE (VOICE) — John 1:1-3, “Before time itself was measured, the Voice was speaking. The Voice was and is God. This celestial Word remained ever present with the Creator; His speech shaped the entire cosmos. Immersed in the practice of creating, all things that exist were birthed in Him.”
Jesus is not just “a Voice,” He is THE WORD OF GOD!!! John 1:1 in the King James Bible plainly attests to the deity of Jesus, that He is almighty God, the Godhead, Who became incarnate (in the flesh). The Voice, by the horrible way it is worded, doesn't justly convey the deity of Jesus Christ into the reader's mind. When we read from the King James Bible, we clearly see the deity of Jesus Christ, Who is the Word of God according to John 1:1-3 and 14. John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” The term “the voice” is bad theology! John the Baptist was sent by God as “The voice of one crying in the wilderness” (Matthew 3:3), but Jesus is THE WORD OF GOD. Granted, Jesus said His sheep hear His “VOICE” (John 10:27), but the Lord is never referred to in Scripture as “The Voice” as The Voice Bible version translates it in John 1:1, 14. It goes back to the ugly truth about the new Bible translations. By law they have to butcher the Bible to obtain a copyright. Respectfully to the Lord, if they print any more Bible versions at Nelson Publishers and Biblica, they'll have to start calling Jesus “Captain Kangaroo!” (because they're running out of things to change).
Here is Revelation 19:13 in both the King James Bible and The Voice. Notice how Jesus is no longer called “the Word of God”; but rather, He is known as the Word of God, which means something entirely different. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD! That's what John 1:1-3 teaches in the King James Bible!!! He is the living Word, as revealed by the written Word. The Voice completely obliterates this vital doctrine of Christ:
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — Revelation 19:13, “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”
THE VOICE (VOICE) — Revelation 19:13, “He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name He was known by is The Word of God.”
Any thinking person realizes that making even subtle word changes to a work can drastically change the meaning of the context. The ugly truth about Bible translations is that to obtain a legal copyright for the new work, the context (Word of God) MUST be substantially and creatively changed. No wonder the churches are all confused today! Truly the love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10).
Here's one more perversion, and this one is so horrible. I could give you hundreds more. The Voice is a piece of vile trash!!! Burn it if you have one! BURN IT!!! The King James Bible says concerning born-again believers that “WE ARE SAVED.” The lousy and contaminated, The Voice, says something entirely different, teaching that believers are in the process of being saved:
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”
THE VOICE (VOICE) — “For people who are stumbling toward ruin, the message of the cross is nothing but a tall tale for fools by a fool. But for those of us who are already experiencing the reality of being rescued and made right, it is nothing short of God’s power.”
The second, spiritual, new birth is as instant and permanent as the first, physical, birth. You can literally write down the date, time and place where you got saved. Evangelists Paul Washer and Ray Comfort say that is not possible, but they are heretics. Ray Comfort says in his, The Evidence Bible, that no one is “safe just because Jesus died on the cross,” which teaching is a lie of the Devil. Mr. Comfort does not believe in the eternal security of the believer. If you have BELIEVED THE GOSPEL, you are safe in the hands of Jesus and secure in the promises of God. If saved, always saved! Being born-again is not an ongoing process, it is a new birth!
If you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have a Holy Bible!!! I'll fight, and fuss, and make a big deal out of the King James Bible until I go home to be with the Lord in Heaven. The Devil is a beautiful liar! The Devil is in the churches, and he has hundreds of different Bible versions to confuse everybody. Satan wants people to become religious, and not see the Gospel. Satan hides the cross from the unsaved! All of the new Bibles have perverted what it means to “repent” and be saved. Have you been fooled?
Mark Twain, “It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”