Oops! An Open Book Test
By Dan Nicholls, a retired history teacher.
Greetings! Just when you thought your “school days” were over, would you mind taking a “test?” I’ve got good news, however. Why? 1. It is an “open book test”…and 2. Your results will not be published in the New York Times. I will promise you this though; because Christians generally, are unaware of this problem, most are going to be shocked and startled at the results. The truth revealed, should be a “wake-up call” to the most destructive, subtle, massive deception that has ever permeated true Christianity.
Jesus said: “…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32
But first, we need to “set the stage” by a quick review of what God has said about His precious Word. Many verses state God’s standards regarding His Word, and in summary ; God’s Word states that each and every Word of God, (right down to the smallest jot and tittle) is absolutely, without question: inspired, true, pure, precious, powerful, preserved for ever and God has grave warnings about “adding to or taking away” His Words . Without this foundation doctrine firmly in place, a true vibrant Christianity will erode from within, and eventually cease to exist.
Satan has never ceased his war on discrediting and destroying God’s Word. History resounds with accounts of martyrs who died in preserving the Bible, but today, many are unaware of Satan’s deceptive attack from within “the walls.” A flood of differing, changing Bible versions is increasingly effecting doctrine and subtly choking believers with confusion and doubt as to the trustworthiness and veracity of God’s Word!! Words may say “The Holy Bible” on the cover...but if that book doesn’t measure up with all the standards God has for His Word, it has to be a counterfeit! If counterfeits are accepted within the “church walls,” they are bound to cause confusion and undermine confidence in our “sure foundation!” As Scripture warns, “For God is not the author of confusion…” I Cor. 14:33; “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalms 11:3; And, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
TEST TIME: The only verse in the Bible that shows both the gospel being shared and the listener receiving the gift of salvation is that of Acts 8:37. The KJB states: “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” (That’s a great gospel verse…right?!)
Now, with God’s high standards in mind, (especially God’s warning about “adding to or taking away” His precious Words) compare this vital verse of Acts 8:37 with what it says in a new version. (Typical of the new versions is the popular New International Version. So from now on I’ll just refer, for simplicity’s sake, to that of the NIV.)
So what does the new version or NIV say?…___________________________
Having trouble finding it? Surely it couldn’t be just a typo mistake, could it?…Let’s try another verse. Matthew 18:11 in the KJB says: “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” That is a powerful verse…is it not?
And the new version says?…_________________________________________
If you are like most Christians, you are likely in shock; but incredibly, we’ve barely “scratched the surface!” The NIV (like the other hundreds of new versions) has removed at least 15 complete verses! Furthermore, using deceptive editors’ notes, the NIV has “removed” no less than 45 other verses…such as,… the last 12 verses in the book of Mark!
The NIV has ripped the heart and meaning out of hundreds of verses, such as the most important verse regarding the Trinity, found in I John 5:7! In total, the NIV has removed the equivalent of 30 books of the Bible, a stunning 64,576 words! The NIV is entitled “The Holy Bible,” but wouldn’t it be more appropriate to label it, a “bible with holes?”…
And yet, a gullible Christian public assumes the new versions are Bibles in modern English! If that’s the case, how did the 15 missing verses, etc., get “updated” by vanishing into thin air?! The marketing ploys of the new version advocates don’t tell the public that there are TWO differing manuscript streams, not ONE source any more!! To say another different stream (which was always rejected by true Christians for centuries) is now legitimate and inspired by God is absurd! Only one can be God’s pure Word and the other, a deception of Satan. God cannot speak “out of two sides of His mouth!!” Did God, for example inspire Matthew to pen TWO different “Matthews?”…or Mark or Luke etc.. If the standards of His Word no longer apply, then is “God a man that He should lie?”
Although all new versions are different, they are also similar in that they have come from an entirely different, error-ridden, manufactured “manuscript trickle.” In stark comparison, the manuscript river behind the KJB is massive! Showing incredible unity, a lineage of over 5,000 sources, (including the very oldest), born-again “caretakers” down through the centuries, despite numerous martyrdoms, were used by God to give mankind in 1611, the Authorized King James Bible. ALL NEW VERSIONS DO NOT COME FROM THIS GOD ORDAINED SOURCE!!
On the contrary, the background of the new versions is pathetic. Butchered and contaminated by non-Christian scribes, this “cesspool swamp,”( the source of the new versions) has hardly 44 sources, none of which agree. So what brought on all of these new versions?
In 1881 two English “high churchmen” apostates, named Westcott and Hort, (with a blatant disregard for God’s standards) attacked the KJB by replacing its textual base. As Satan’s tools, they concocted a so-called “better” Greek text, laden with corruption in its many “additions and subtractions.” For example, deceptively, Jesus Christ became less divine; the Holy Spirit lost considerable Holiness and often just became “the spirit.” If Westcott and Hort were alive today, no born-again pastor (that was aware of their racist, pro-evolution, occult, anti-God beliefs), would ever allow them to speak from his pulpit…..but yet, in a sense, they have,…. if the preacher uses a new version, that is…...
A few years ago, when I awakened to the truth and had gotten back into the KJB, I felt like I had taken a refreshing, spiritual shower. I felt cleansed of subtle wavering and doubt, for I was being filled with strength, confidence and peace. Praise The Lord!
May I challenge you to do as the Bereans were commended for doing? “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
I pray that you to get back to your KJB. Would you rather use the real “sword of the Spirit” or some cheap “butter knives?!” Please do your homework! Using the standards of God’s Word, evaluate today’s new version scenario. Modern day Bible scribes are not only using corrupted sources, they have also given themselves “license” to further change Scripture….and therefore get $$$$$$ by showing enough “differences” to obtain a copyright! (Doesn’t the Bible warn that “the love of money is the root of all evil?”)…
The integrity of God’s Word is no light matter with God. Fellow believer, if you truly love God, don’t you feel an obligation to check out the incredible background exposing the men and the manuscripts behind the corrupt texts, and their offspring new versions as well?
“…choose you this day whom ye will serve…” Will it be the “so-called wisdom of man,” or will the Word of God be your “final authority?”