Prepare to be shocked by this article. Just as the Trojans were woefully deceived by the warring Greek armies, who used a gift horse to conquer them — so is the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible, a Trojan Horse filled with deceit and lies waiting to destroy you!
Scholars estimate that at least 200 English translations have been published since 1900 — many of them revisions of earlier texts – which have translated into a great deal of money. Sorting out the differences between the New American Bible and New American Standard Bible, for example, can be daunting for even experienced readers.
The market can be so confusing and crowded that half of customers who visit Christian stores to buy a Bible leave without one, according to a study presented to Christian retailers in 2006. “Heck, I’m overwhelmed and I’m supposed to know what the hee-haw I’m doing,” said Tickle, author of “The Great Emergence,” a well-regarded book on the future of Christianity. “Bibliolatry is not a word I use very often, but we are veering close to it.”
The NIV is next in popularity to the King James Version. If you are using the NIV and continue to do so after reading this article, then you could be blinded by Satan, or just don’t care. As seen in the verses above, Peter admits that some Scriptures are hard to understand. Just as today, there we’re unlearned (Greek, amathes, i.e., ignorant) people back then who corrupted the Word of God.
So what’s wrong with the NIV? In a word… EVERYTHING! Do you have any idea how many things were eviscerated (disemboweled) from the Bible by the NIV authors? Hundreds of words, phrases, and even entire Bible verses were removed from the Word of God by the NIV butchers. Whereas the King James Bible mentions the “Godhead” three times, the NIV has completely removed the word. You won’t find the word “propitiation” in the NIV either. In fact, all of the following words have been removed from the Bible by the NIV butchers: regeneration, mercy seat, Calvary, remission, Jehovah, immutable, omnipotent, Comforter, Holy Ghost, Messiah, quickened, infallible, et cetera. One of the most blasphemous omissions in the NIV is in John 3:16 where Jesus is no longer proclaimed as the “only BEGOTTEN Son of God.”
Yes, that’s right, the NIV butchers removed the word “begotten” from John 3:16. How in the name of truth and justice could any professed Christian use the New International Version? Yet, it’s the most popular bible version sold on the market today. If I had a billion dollars, I’d make an offer to churches all across America. I’d exchange brand new King James Bibles for their perverted NIVs. I’d give them new Bibles for their old corrupt bibles. They would first have to give me their NIVs so I could BURN THEM! I’d burn every NIV I could find.
The NIV translators removed 64,576 words as compared to the King James Bible! Words are very important! God put “every Word” there for a reason, i.e., so we could live by them! Matthew 4:4, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” If I am to live for God, then I need an “every Word” Bible. We have it thank God, in the inspired King James Bible! The Bible is truth!
In sharp contrast, modern Bibles are corrupt and; therefore, produce corrupt teachings. Just the fact that the NIV translators completely removed the critically important Word, “GODHEAD” from Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20 and Colossians 2:9 is reason enough to run away from the NIV as fast as you can.
That’s not all that the wicked NIV deceivers took out of the Bible. The word “sodomite” is completely gone, as is the words: fornication, trucebreakers, winebibbers, carnal, slothful, unthankful, effeminate, backbiting, vanity, lasciviousness, whoredom, devils, Lucifer, damnation, brimstone, and the bottomless pit. I’m not kidding, go check for yourself! It’s not surprising that the word “sodomite” is completely gone, when you learn that an open unrepentant homosexual, Dr. Marten Woudstra (now deceased), was the chairman of the Old Testament committee. To no surprise, the homosexual community is excited about the new upcoming NIV2011. Why would any truly born-again believer who loves Jesus Christ use a corrupted Bible that caters to the homosexual agenda? Not me brother!
All these words in the King James Bible have been stricken from the New International Version. We ought to call it the H.I.V., because it’s more deadly than the AIDS virus. 2nd Timothy 2:15 instructs each believer to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Well, the NIV removes the word “study” from this verse.
To no surprise, Paul’s admonition against “science falsely so called” in 1st Timothy 6:20 is gone too, and there are no longer any fables to avoid. Of the 54 times “hell” is mentioned in the King James Bible, the NIV reduces it down to 14 times. The King James Bible states in 1st Timothy 3:16 that “GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH”; but the NIV waters it down to… he was revealed in a body. In Philippians 2:6 of the NIV Jesus is no longer EQUAL with God; but rather, could not grasp equality with God. The NIV is Wicked! Vile! Blasphemy!
“…Our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you…in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest (twist), as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.” —2nd Peter 3:15-17
Notice that in verse 17 above, the Bible calls Bible-corrupters WICKED! The word “steadfastness” in verse 17 means to be doctrinally sound in the Christian faith. The wicked people who put the NIV together were not doctrinally sound. In fact, they readily admit this in the preface to the NIV. Look for yourself. They state that they wanted to publish a new Bible that was free of any sectarian bias (i.e., that wouldn’t offend any particular religious group).
So they got everybody together, compromised the Word of God, and published a perverted Bible that satisfied each group. Of course, there were no blood-washed, born-again, Christ-honouring, hell-fire and damnation, Sin-hating, soulwinning believers invited. Their STATED MAIN PURPOSE was not to preserve THE TRUTH; but rather, to publish a translation that was non-offensive to the participating religious denominations (i.e., WIDELY MARKETABLE).
The NIV is as ecumenical as you can get (i.e., they all set aside their doctrinal differences in sinful compromise to further one-world religious unity). Biblically, God commands us to be divided by truth, rather than be united by error (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). The Word of God magnifies TRUTH; whereas, the devil’s crowd magnifies UNITY.
Satan’s Latest Gimmick
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2nd Cor 2:11)
Don’t you see what the Devil has done to God’s Word? Satan only comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). If the Devil can’t destroy the Bible, then he tries to change It (Romans 1:25). If the Devil can’t change the Bible, then he tries to replace it with fables. The latest Satanic gimmick is the claim that several pagan religions outdate Christianity, and that Christianity originated in ancient Egypt. The truth is that Abraham believed on the Lord for salvation in Genesis 15:6 (about 2,000 B.C.). Christianity was here from the Creation, which is evidenced by Abel’s offering of a blood sacrifice to God (thus signifying his faith in the coming Savior). People were saved back in the Old Testament the same way we are today—by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8,9).
When Noah and his family walked off the ark, Christianity had no competition. It wasn’t until men came together in UNITY that they corrupted themselves once again, that God segregated them across the earth in Genesis 11:9. So, Biblically, Christianity came before any pagan religions. It wasn’t until 566 B.C. that Buddha arrived. Anyone who thinks Christianity didn’t exist until the time of Christ is ignorant. Psalm 22 was written around 1000 B.C. by king David, prophesying the crucifixion of Christ.
We read in Acts 11:26, “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” Notice that there were DISCIPLES of Christ before the term “Christian” came into being. Thus, there were followers of Christ throughout the Old Testament. Satan’s greatest weapon is people’s ignorance (2nd Corinthians 4:4). How tragic that even professed Christians today are woefully deceived concerning the Word of God. Is this not exactly what Jesus warned about in Mark 13:22, “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” If professed Christians today are gullible enough to trade in their faithful King James Bible for a demonic counterfeit like the NIV, then where will Christianity be 10 years from now?
The Heresy of “Lordship Salvation” is Rooted in the NIV
The NIV teaches the damnable heresy of Lordship Salvation. The NIV has produced an generation of Lordship Salvationists who foolishly believe that a person cannot be saved without making Jesus Lord.
Here’s Romans 10:9 from the King James Bible: “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.”
Now here’s Romans 10:9 from the perverted NIV: “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
The Bible never requires us to make Jesus our “Lord” to be saved, only trust Him as our Savior (John 14:6). Peter shows clear evidence of this when he professed, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” in Matthew 16:16. Peter never confessed “Jesus is Lord.” Rather, Peter received Jesus as the Messiah. Genesis 15:6 simply states that Abraham, “…believed in the LORD; and he (God) counted it to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:5 plainly states, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” It is our faith upon Jesus as our Savior, because of the blood that He shed for our sins, that saves us (1st Peter 1:18,19). Making Christ the Lord of our life is a matter of Christian obedience; NOT Salvation. If one had to make Jesus the Lord of their life to be saved, then Lot, Samson, and Solomon would all be in Hell today. What about Ananias and Sapphira? What about the carnal Believers at Corinth? What about 1st Corinthians 3:15?
Hypocritically, Lordship Salvationists will quote Scriptures about being saved by faith alone; but then require people to have some outward self-righteousness to validate their faith. Clearly they are confusing the ROOT of a believer’s faith, which Paul speaks of in Romans; in contrast to the FRUIT of a believer’s faith, which is spoken of by James. For more information please read, “Are We Justified by Faith and Works?” The NIV is from Hell, which is exactly where the Lordship Salvation gang is headed. Yes, this means John MacArthur is going to Hell. Don’t be deceived my friend, if you believe that you have to do as little as give a cup of water to someone to be saved, you will burn in Hell for all eternity. The blood of Christ is what takes our sins away (not just the death of Christ), and ANY self-righteous efforts on our part is a total rejection of Christ’s work of redemption.
What Does the NIV, the Satanic Bible, and Gay Sex Have in Common?
According to Wikipedia.org, the New International Bible (NIV) is the most popular Bible version today. What Zondervan Publishers won’t DARE tell you is that they are OWNED by Harper Collins, who also publishes The Satanic Bible and The Joy of Gay Sex. Doesn’t it seem odd to anyone with a brain and a love for Christ that the world’s largest Bible publisher (Zondervan) is owned by the same company, HarperCollins, that publishes “The Satanic Bible” and “The Joy of Gay Sex”. So every pastor and Christian using the NIV thereby supports these demonic publications.
This is unbelievable folks! Destroy your NIV. Why in the world would you want an NIV bible that removes the word “begotten” from John 3:16, says that Jesus couldn’t grasp equality with God in Philippians 2:6, removes the name “Jesus” in 38 places, completely removes the word “Godhead” from the Bible, completely removes the word “sodomite” from the Bible, removes the word “hell” 40 times, and changes every mention of people “worshipping” Jesus to a mere “knelt”? Thank God for the King James Bible!
Why would anyone use the NIV? If you sincerely love the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God Almighty (John 1:1-3,14; 10:33; Colossians 1:16; 1st Timothy 3:16; Revelation 1:8), then you WON’T use the damnable NIV. I beg you not to simply throw your NIV away, lest someone else be cursed by finding it—rip it to shreds, and then throw it away!
Proverb 30:5-6, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”
Jeremiah 26:2, “…all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word.”
1st John 3:8, “…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
Why I Only Read the King James Bible
God is immutable (unchangeable). God does not change! God’s Word is unchangeable too. “I am the LORD, I change not.” -Malachi 3:6
In Matthew 24:35, the Lord Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” We read in the Old Testament, “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89). The last word of Revelation existed in heaven before the first word in Genesis was ever written. Jesus is the Living Word; the Bible is the Written Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13). Jesus also said in Matthew 4:4, “…Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” If I am to live by “Every Word” of God, then I need an “Every Word” Bible!!! Since all of the hundreds of bibles on the market don’t say the same thing (and they don’t agree), then they CANNOT ALL be God’s Word–no way! God only wrote ONE BOOK!
I’ve been amazed for years now, how God-fearing Believers can recognize false religion but fail to detect false bibles. We can recognize counterfeit dollars, but not counterfeit bibles. Folks! God never changes! Why then are we so ready to accept changes to God’s Word in the form of different Bible versions? The Authorized King James text has faithfully served the body of Christ for almost 400 years. During this time, and during its translation, Satan has viciously and relentlessly attacked it. I now hear Christians attacking it too! I’ve heard preachers and lay people say things like, “it’s too hard to read” or “it doesn’t properly reflect the true meaning of the original Greek.” These are poor excuses. Do we rewrite Shakespeare? Of course not!; rather, we study Shakespeare in the beauty in which it was written. The Authorized 1611 King James Bible was translated in the most beautiful period of English literature; It is ridiculous to water it down to the silly so-called “translations” which we have available on the market today. They are mistranslations!
The issue about the original Greek is really irrelevant! Do you know why? Simply because you and I were not there! I cannot prove anything to you from history, and you cannot prove anything to me. There are so many theories and “so-called proofs” that it is ridiculous. Prove to me that Julius Caesar ever existed! You cannot. Prove to me that Alexander the Great existed! You cannot. Can I prove to you that Jesus ever existed? No I cannot. I can show you the Bible (which alone is enough proof for me), but you may not believe me. Now I believe that Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great really existed. Why? Because of the historical evidence available. Howbeit, you cannot PROVE to me that these men ever existed–I must accept it by faith, based on things I see and hear today. Likewise, a person believes the Bible “by faith.” You see, everything we believe about history is “by faith.”
We do NOT need a knowledge of the Greek or Hebrew to accurately identify God’s Word today. God promised to PRESERVE His Word for all generations, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” (Psalms 12:6,7). God promised to preserve His Word! Just how pure is God’s preserved Word? We just read the answer in Psalm 12:6, “…as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” The process of refining precious metals (such as silver and gold) involve heating the metals up until the impurities separate. The more this process is repeated, the purer the finished product. God said His Word is as pure as silver refined SEVEN times–now that’s pure! Don’t you tell me that we don’t have God’s Word today! Don’t try to tell me that my grandmother would have needed a PHD (post-hole digger) to understand the Bible. No sir! The King James Bible has been tested and reads just fine at a 5th grade reading level. My mama didn’t need a degree in Greek or a diploma from some university to know that the King James Bible is God’s preserved, inerrant, inspired, infallible Word. Phooey on all these nuts talking about the Greek. We read in Luke 7:35, “Wisdom is justified of all her children.” God’s Children, Who are living to win souls to Christ, recognize God’s Word. The snide remarks and attacks against the KJB text are unfounded.
We must remember that the Bible is a spiritual book and is understandable only to those who are led by God’s Spirit. It is not possible for the natural man to understand it…
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1st Corinthians 2:14).
Hence, paraphrasing or simplifying it will do no good. The Bible is not supposed to read like a fairy tale–Peter said, “…for we have not followed cunningly devised fables” (II Peter 1:16). The words of the Authorized King James Bible are not laborious to me, they are beautiful and full of God’s power. Even the world knows it–the Authorized King James has been listed on Norton Anthology’s list of “the world’s best literature” for decades.
I ONLY read the King James Bible because it is the ONLY translation that upholds the deity of Christ, the virgin birth, the blood of Christ, etc. etc. Never bible versions muddle, change and DIMINISH the deity of Jesus (that He is God Almighty). The new versions have come up with some dangerous changes to the scriptures. The Lord God gives us stern warnings about changing His Word–
Revelation 22:18-19, “If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 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.”
Proverbs 30:5-6, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”
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.”
Look at this change in the NIV:
John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son…
The authorized King James says,
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son…”
In this instance, the NIV changes the scriptures by saying that Jesus is God’s “one and only Son” instead of saying, “his only begotten Son.” This change causes a contradiction in the word of God because God has more than one son according to both the King James (Genesis 6:2, Job 1:6, John 1:12) and NIV (Genesis 6:2). God has many adopted sons, but only one “begotten Son”–Jesus, the only begotten Son of God. It is a wicked sin for anyone to remove the word “begotten” from John 3:16. As I told one Lutheran minister not long ago, “Any bible that does not have the word “begotten” in John 3:16 is going straight into my garbage pail.” God only wrote ONE Book, not 400. The English speaking language hasn’t changed that much in the last 400 years.
It’s all about filthy lucre–money, money, money! Just as some evil people prey upon children with their cigarette adds to make a buck, so do evil people pervert God’s Word into a watered-down-mess to make a buck. It is a shame, it really is!
By the way, the word “Godhead” has been removed from the NIV as well. So wicked!
I do not buy the line that the inerrant word of God is found only in the originals (which nobody has by the way). I know that God has the power to preserve His word and that he wouldn’t leave us out in the dark with an “imperfect” translation. In the authorized King James Version, God assembled and moved with His Spirit; a team of some of the world’s best 48 scholars to translate His word into the world’s most popular language, English. Also consider this–Jesus and Paul continually quoted Scriptures from the Old Testament. These quoted Old Testament Scriptures were NOT from the original manuscripts; these Scriptures were learned and quoted from COPIES. So is the New Testament inspired as well as the Old Testament? Of course it is.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2nd Tim 3:16).
The complete translator’s notes of the Authorized King James scholars are not included in today’s publishings. This is unfortunate because these notes say a lot about these men– they were humble, they loved the word of God, and they loved the King. They were berated by the Catholic religion and they desired a translation for the common man (who was kept in darkness). Some of the translators where killed for their faith. This Book was forged in blood, sweat, and tears.
I’ve heard folks make a big to-do about the italics in the Authorized KJV. Well, unlike many of today’s translators, the authorized KJV translators were ethical enough to let us know which words they had to add in translating. They did this in order to give us the true meaning of the original text (these are the words in italics in the KJV). There is something called “transliteration.” It simply means that you MUST follow certain rules of grammar when translating from one language into another.
Here’s why I believe a lot of weak Believers are falling for these other perversions of the Bible–There’s an epidemic of “so-called-Christian” books on the market today! An epidemic of “so-called-Christian” radio! An epidemic of “so-called-Christian” TV. Sadly, many folks have been INOCULATED from Christianity. The doctors gives you an inoculation shot to keep you from getting the real thing. He gives you just enough of the DEAD virus, to prevent you from getting the real thing. Satan has succeeded in inoculating people from the truth. I believe this is why most of God’s Children are ignorant on this matter. Satan gives us a bare minimum of the truth, and a whole lot of mumbo-jumbo which does nothing for us spiritually. These “daily devotionals” give us just enough to make us feel like we’ve had our walk with God for that day. This is a big part of what is wrong with America today. We’ve got too many “so-called-Christian” TV and radio shows keeping people from their Bibles. There’s too many “so-called-Christian” magazines and books that are steering people’s minds and hearts away from God’s Empowering Word. The great preacher Dwight L. Moody once said, “Most people have just enough religion to be miserable.” This is so true! Have you been inoculated from the truth? Turn off the TV, the radio; Put down the magazine, pick up your Bible.
“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2nd Timothy 3:5).
Basically, the average Believer today is ignorant of the Bible; The unsaved are woefully ignorant. It is this ignorance of the Bible which has led to the acceptance of wolves in sheep’s clothing sneaking into our churches. Let’s not accept the premise that the tried and true Authorized King James is somehow outdated and is to be replaced by dozens of new translations. People have been getting saved by reading the King James Bible for a long, long time. We know that it contains the Word of Life whereby we live and grow.
It is becoming more and more difficult to find Believers Who uphold the King James Bible. People are being confused concerning God’s Word. Which one is it? Satan knows that many newborn babes in Christ are not receiving the real milk that they need in order to grow spiritually. Satan purposes to create doubt, confusion and uncertainty in the lives of people. The Bible teaches that God is NOT a God of confusion…
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints” (1st Cor14:33).
This whole matter of counterfeit bibles is of the devil. Satan is the true source behind the NIV, ASV, NKJV, etc, etc. New converts need God’s Word, the King James Bible; not a watered-down variation. Their growth is dependent upon learning and memorizing the Bible. Have you ever tried to memorize the NIV? There’s just no motivation to memorize it. On the contrary, the King James Bible grips your soul and begs to be in your heart and mind (if you love the Lord); One can’t help but to memorize it’s precious Words and doctrines. The proof is that I’ve yet to meet one single NIV boasting Christian who could quote me a single verse word perfect from the NIV. If they exist, I haven’t met one.
I’ve come to notice that the folks who love their Bible’s the most are King James folks. When I was a boy; I remember my mother used to sleep sometimes times with a King James Bible clutched in her arms. How many NIV folks love their Bible that much? Come to think of it, how often do you see someone faithfully carrying their NIV. The devil figures that if he can’t kill the babes, he’ll do the next best thing–stunt their growth. The NIV is BAD news folks! Read the King James!
by David J. Stewart