Why The New Bible Versions Are So Dangerous!
by David J. Stewart | April 2016
Galatians 5:9, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”
Try to warn the average knuckleheaded pastor these days about corrupted Bible versions and you'll hear something like, “We've got 18 bilingual groups in our church, who have a hard time understanding the King James Bible.” As innocent as that may sound, the famous author Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was correct when he said, “All things truly wicked start from innocence.” The onslaught of new Bible versions flooding into apostate churches today, will ultimately render them totally ineffective for God in the world. Let's look at a few examples of why the new Bible versions are so dangerous spiritually.
One of the most dangerous changes to the new Bible versions is the entire removal of the word “Godhead” from Romans 1:20, Acts 17:29 and Colossians 2:9. Instead, the satanic New International Version (NIV)—which is the most popular Bible versions in apostate churches today—changes the King James Bible's “Godhead” in Romans 1:20 to say “divine nature.” The perverted Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) changes “Godhead” to “all that makes him God.” Whoa! The term “Godhead” clearly refers to—THE TRIUNE NATURE OF GOD—not the “divine nature.” The fundamental Bible doctrine of the Godhead is very important to understand the nature of God.
Research for yourself about the New Age Movement (NAM) and you'll discover that they foolishly believe man is capable of ascending to a divine nature:
New Age: The Doctrine of Evolutionary Godhood
Generally, New Age thought supports the theory of organic evolution, but extends the concept to the evolution of the spirit. This is the concept of "Evolutionary Godhood," where the next step in evolution won't be physical, but spiritual. The principles of evolution are constantly moving mankind toward god-consciousness, where man and reality connect in unified enlightenment. The "fittest" already understand this reality, while the "unfit" (such as Christians and other proponents of dogmatic worldviews) act as a hindrance to evolutionary forces. Many New Age practices are designed to accelerate the evolutionary push into the spiritual realms.
SOURCE: All About New Age - Evolution And New Age Spiritually
New Age teaches that man, through occult enlightenment, can ascend to become “as gods.” The nonsensical religion of Kabbalah exists of 125 levels to achieve godhood. In reality, Kabbalah is a satanic substitute for the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Kaballah is called “the hidden science.” Kabbalah attempts to answer the basic question, “What is the meaning of life?” Anthony Kosinec, a devout student of Kabbalah, provides the following quote by Dr. Michael Laitman to help students grasp what Kabbalah is:
The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches a practical method of attaining the Upper world and the source of our existence. By realizing our true purpose in life, man attains perfection, tranquility, unbounded enjoyment, and the ability to transcend the limits of time and space while still living in this world. —Rav Michael Laitman, PhD.
Unfortunately, Kabbalah rejects the inspired Word of God and attempts to provide secular answers without the Bible. According to Kosinec, there are 125 steps to ascending to the total reality of life, the climax of spiritual enlightenment. This is of the Devil. Man is never instructed by God in the Bible to pursue equality with God, which was the proudful sin that destroyed Eve's paradise in Eden. I am a Christian. I have never sought equality with my God, nor am I commanded to in the Bible. I am the humble sinner and He is my humble Savior! We have a great God ladies and gentleman!!! As believers, God will present us faultless before Him one day in eternal glory. Jude 1:24, “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.” It is a dangerous thing in the new perverted Bible versions to teach that God is a “divine nature,” which nicely lends to the New Age Movement's philosophies on the divinity of mankind. New Age believes that through occult enlightenment, mankind can ascend the ladder to godhood status. The Antichrist will be the embodiment of New Age “perfection” (i.e., The master of the ascended masters). New Age is just another satanic substitute for the saving power of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ!!!
Douglas Grothuis, author of “UNMASKING THE NEW AGE,” wrote:
“Once you've deified yourself [made yourself into a god,] which is what the New Age is all about, there is no higher moral absolute. It's a recipe for ethical anarchy.”
SOURCE: Time Magazine, (December 7, 1987), pg. 72.
The Bible teaches in sharp contrast that man is totally incapable of working his way back to God. This is why God in His love, mercy and grace sent His only begotten Son into the world to die on the cross in our place, to pay a debt that He did not owe because we owed a debt that we could not pay. In New Age teaching, God is portrayed as an energy force throughout the universe, instead of a personal God with Whom we can love, trust, obey and fellowship. The Scriptures prophecy that the soon coming Antichrist will worship “THE GOD OF FORCES.” Daniel 11:38, “But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.” The man of sin, Anti-Christ, will epitomize the New Age Movement. Beware of spirituality in the churches instead of theology. Beware of anyone who focuses on the life of Jesus instead of the doctrine of Christ.
I witnessed to a mid-aged gentleman recently while doing my laundry at a local Laundromat. He listened to me present the Gospel, and then kindly told me that he was a follower of Judaism. That was interesting, because most of the local culture is Roman Catholic. The man said that there are different sects within Judaism, and that although He rejects Jesus as the Messiah, he believes Jesus was a rabbi. Clearly, the man is unsaved. He refused to believe the Gospel, but said that I gave him some things to think about. The seed of God's Word was planted in his soul. In the Old Testament, Israel's “faith toward God” was a national thing. It was more form than reality; It was a tradition. The Old Testament Jews DID acknowledge the coming Messiah, which is what the Passover lamb and yearly lamb sacrifice represented (i.e., the perfect Lamb of God, the Messiah). In sharp contrast, Judaism strongly rejects Jesus as the Messiah, just as the wicked Pharisees did in Jesus' time. You see, the man I witnessed to, is focusing on the noble and good life of Jesus, but rejects the doctrine of Christ that He is the Savior of all men (1st Timothy 4:10). Whom do you say that Jesus is?
Here is a lengthy but wonderful quote from Dr. Henry Halley of “Halley's Bible Handbook” about our wonderful Redeemer and Saviour:
“God Himself became a Man, to give mankind a concrete, definite, tangible idea of what kind of Person to think of when we think of God. God is like Jesus. Jesus was God incarnate in human form. His appearance on earth is the Central Event of all history. The Old Testament sets the stage for it. The New Testament describes it. As a man, He [Jesus] lived the most strangely Beautiful Life ever known. He was the Kindest, Tenderest, Gentlest, most Patient, most Sympathetic man that ever lived. He Loved people. He hated to see people in trouble. He loved to Forgive. He loved to Help. He wrought marvelous miracles to feed hungry people. For relieving the suffering He forgot to take food for Himself. Multitudes, weary, pain-ridden, and heart-sick, came to Him, and found healing and relief. It is said of Him, and of no other, that if all the deeds of Kindness that He did were written, the world would not contain the books. That is the kind of man Jesus was. That is the kind of Person God is. Then: He Died, on the Cross, to take away the Sin of the world, to become the Redeemer and Saviour of man. Then: He Rose from the Dead: is Alive Now: not merely an historical character, but a Living Person: the Most Important Fact of History, and Most Vital Force in the world today.” —Theologian Henry H. Halley (1874-1965)
The term “New Age Movement” comes directly from the “New World Order.” New Age is the heretical philosophy of the ancient Mystery Religions, which has been preserved down through the centuries through secret societies, and today is being infiltrated into the churches (just as occultist Alice Bailey foretold). Literally, Alice Bailey said in her writings that the philosophies of the New World Order would be implemented through the transformation of the churches. This is known as the Emerging Church Movement. The Devil is preparing the churches to receive the Antichrist. The unsaved world HAS BEEN READY for a very long time. The only thing standing in Satan's way is the New Testament Church, which is why the saints must be removed at the pretribulation Rapture before the Antichrist will appear (2nd Thessalonians 2:5-8).
I could give you hundreds of examples from hundreds of modern Bible versions of how Satan has corrupted God's Word to deceive the world. It couldn't have been more obvious that Luciferians were behind the NIV 1984, when they changed Christ from being the “head of the corner” to the “capstone” (as in the Illuminati pyramid's capstone). Repeatedly in the Scriptures we are told that Christ is the foundation of Christianity (1st Corinthians 3:11), not the capstone at the top of The Great Pyramid. The New World Order is very real. ...
“No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a LUCIFERIAN Initiation.” —David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations
The churches have been infiltrated. Check this creepy pyramid which Illuminists crept into the churches. Although some people may accuse me of being a bit paranoid, I assure you I am not. Read again the preceding quote by the Director of Planetary Initiative of the United Nations. Or how about this quote from American Mercury Magazine:
“The invisible Money Power is working to control and enslave mankind. It financed Communism, Fascism, Marxism, Zionism, Socialism. All of these are directed to making the United States a member of a World Government...” —AMERICAN MERCURY MAGAZINE, December 1957, pg. 92.
Do you honestly think that the Luciferian powers behind the developing New World Order (NWO), haven't also made a serious attempt to corrupt the Word of God in our churches? You know they have! Here's a bunch more disturbing quotes on the New World Order. It is absolutely tragic that the average pastor and preacher today is a complete knucklehead, who couldn't care less about Satan creeping into the churches. IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR VERY EYES!!! This Bible, that Bible, any Bible, it just doesn't matter these days what churchgoers believe anymore! Nearly all of the modern Bible versions completely removed the doctrine of “Lucifer.” The name of “Lucifer” is only mentioned one time in the King James Bible, in Isaiah 14:12.
If I were the Devil, the first thing I'd do is change the Word of God from truth into a lie (Romans 1:25). All modern Bible versions brutally attack the deity of Jesus Christ. All of the modern Bible versions diminish the preeminence of Jesus Christ, by replacing every mention of someone “worshipping” Jesus with a mere “bowed” or “knelt.” The younger generation are taking these watered-down, corrupt, satanic, Bible version very seriously, quoting them and building their distorted lives upon distorted versions. Popular Baptist minister John Ankerberg literally quotes Romans 10:9 from the corrupted New International Version (NIV), requiring people to superstitiously say “Jesus is Lord” to be saved. This is not “the Gospel” as defined in Corinthians 15:1-4.
“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)
When the trustworthy and inspired King James Bible has been foolishly replaced with the modern corrupted Bible versions, Satan will have succeeded in conquering the churches. Thankfully, Satan can never overthrow the true New Testament CHURCH! Once the churches no longer have the “very pure” (Psalms 119:140) Words of God anymore, apostasy will set in like Rigor Mortis into the dead churches. I'm tired of Independent Baptist churches with great music programs, but lousy preaching! They have lots of special music, but empty alters at invitation time. The reason why is because they have the wrong kind of preaching. You must have the preaching that produces repentance if you want to get people saved. Here's a great quote from chapter 16 by Dr. Ironside:
Godliness has “promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” But the only way one can enter into godliness is by turning to God as a repentant sinner and receiving the Saviour He has provided in the Gospel. Therefore the crying need of our degenerate times is for a revival of true old-fashioned, Christ-centered, Bible preaching that will call upon all men everywhere to repent in view of that coming day when God will judge the world in righteousness by His Risen Son.
SOURCE: Dr. Harry A. Ironside; chapter 16, “The Preaching That Produces Repentance”; Except Ye Repent.
The power of the Holy Spirit is not present in churches today. The Our churches are in trouble, and apart from a small minority of zealous truth-tellers, preachers and pastors, who preach only from the inspired King James Bible, our nation is doomed to spiritual, economic, social and moral destruction. END
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NOTABLE QUOTES ON THE BIBLE:
“The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all who oppose it.” —Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
“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 existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.” —Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
“That book [King James Bible], sir, is the rock on which our republic rests.” —U.S. President Andrew Jackson (1767- 1845)
“The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and oppressed. The human race is not in a position to dispense with it.” —Thomas Huxley (1825-1895)
“So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible every year.” —U.S. President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible. ” —U.S. President George Washington (1732- 1799)
“The Bible, composes by many authors, over a period of many centuries, yet ONE BOOK, is, in itself, the outstanding Miracle of the Ages, bearing aloft its own evidence of its Superhuman Origin.” —Theologian Henry H. Halley (1874-1965)
“The Old Testament is an account of a Nation. The New Testament is an account of a MAN, The Nation was founded and nurtured of God to bring the Man into the world.” —Theologian Henry H. Halley (1874-1965)
“Bible reading is an education in itself.” —Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
“The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.” —Patrick Henry (1736-1799)
“The whole hope of human progress is suspended on the ever growing influence of the Bible.” —U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward (1801-1872)
“God Himself became a Man, to give mankind a concrete, definite, tangible idea of what kind of Person to think of when we think of God. God is like Jesus. Jesus was God incarnate in human form. His appearance on earth is the Central Event of all history. The Old Testament sets the stage for it. The New Testament describes it. As a man, He lived the most strangely Beautiful Life ever known. He was the Kindest, Tenderest, Gentlest, most Patient, most Sympathetic man that ever lived. He Loved people. He hated to see people in trouble. He loved to Forgive. He loved to Help. He wrought marvelous miracles to feed hungry people. For relieving the suffering He forgot to take food for Himself. Multitudes, weary, pain-ridden, and heart-sick, came to Him, and found healing and relief. It is said of Him, and of no other, that if all the deeds of Kindness that He did were written, the world would not contain the books. That is the kind of man Jesus was. That is the kind of Person God is. Then: He Died, on the Cross, to take away the Sin of the world, to become the Redeemer and Saviour of man. Then: He Rose from the Dead: is Alive Now: not merely an historical character, but a Living Person: the Most Important Fact of History, and Most Vital Force in the world today.” —Theologian Henry H. Halley (1874-1965)
1st Corinthians 15:57, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”