There are many bible versions on the market today. Ones such as the NIV, the Message, the English Standard Version (ESV), New American Standard Bible (NASB), the New Living Translation (NLT), God’s Word Translation and the list goes on.
Many of these versions are copyrighted. I don’t understand how someone can copyright the Word of God, unless it’s not the Word of God.
I used to use the NIV myself and I even had a copy of the New World Translation by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Before I knew any better, I used to have them come around to my house, until someone told me about the errors in their bible. They were lovely ladies and it felt nice knowing that someone cared enough to come around to my home and teach me about God. Little did I know that they deny that Jesus was God in the flesh while He was on earth.
Occasionally I get Jehovah’s Witnesses coming around and knocking on my door, and while they are nice, I don’t let them in as I don’t want to receive any more wrong teachings. There is a scripture that says not to have anyone in your home if they are teaching the wrong doctrine.
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” 2 John 1:7-11
I have nothing against these people, they genuinely think they are doing the right thing, but if they actually read a different bible and not the one they read, they wouldn’t be so deceived.
I’ll do a brief list of bible verses that have been taken out of the NIV, just to show you what I’m talking about.
- Matthew 17:21 – “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” removed completely
- Matthew 18:11 – “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” removed completely
- Mark 11:26 – “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” removed completely
- Acts 8:37 – “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.” removed completely
In fact, some of these verses have been removed from a lot of the translations. All you need to do is go to a site such as biblos.com and search for the above scriptures, and you’ll see just which versions have omitted them. I’ll do these same verses for one more translation so you can see what I mean.
These are the same omissions from the ESV.
- Matthew 17:21 – removed completely
- Matthew 18:11 – removed completely
- Mark 11:26 – removed completely
- Acts 8:37 – removed completely
Why do these bible versions omit so many important scriptures? Are they trying to hide something? I think it’s also important to look at the publishers who publish different versions and who owns those publishers.
For example, the publisher ‘Zondervan’ (a division of HarperCollins publishers) are known to print the NIV as well as the Satanic Bible and the Joy of Gay Sex. Yes, that’s right, they also print the Satanic Bible and a book about gay sex. http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Bible/NIV/niv-gay-satan.htm
Zondervan also have the BibleGateway website for bible studies. That’s why I don’t use it. I prefer Biblos.com and the Blue Letter Bible.
I’m not trying to tell you which bible to read, but I am trying to make you aware that not all bibles are the same and I honestly believe that the enemy has once again put people out there to corrupt the bible to lead people away from the truth. Just the same as he has done with the Luciferians. (See the post on my page on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eternity-is-Forever/186635128136329?ref=hl)
“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.” 2 Corinthians 11:3
Here are some links to show you more of the omissions and inaccuracies of some modern translations.
Westcott and Hort are the ones whose translations most modern bibles are based on.
And here is a link about copyrighted bibles. http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/bibles.html
*I don’t necessarily endorse or agree with every comment or every article these authors have written. If you choose to have a look at any more of their pages, please do so prayerfully*