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All Bibles are the Same aren’t They?

Strangely enough a lot of people will say that all bibles are the same including those that have leadership positions in a church!  This is so far from the truth and what is a travesty is the ones leading the sheep don’t even have a clue so therefore are providing wrong doctrine and reading and studying from man’s bible (instigated by Satan) and not God’s infallible Word.  In the first place we as individuals put too much trust in man to teach us instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to guide and teach us the Word.  Man is a liar and God cannot lie as stated in Numbers 23:19 and Titus 1:2.  His Words are of no private interpretation in 2Peter 1:20.  It is up to us to know and understand God’s Word individually.  When we stand before Him on that judgment day we will not be there with the preacher, minister, teacher or so called prophet!  We will stand before Him by our self.  We will be judged for our self and not for what others have done for us.  In this country we put certain individuals on a pedestal and give them reverrence that is unwarranted!  We are all in the flesh and no flesh shall be saved, all flesh is weak, Matthew 24:22; 26:41 and the flesh profits nothing, John 6:63.  Romans 3:23 – 24 says, For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.  This means ALL PEOPLE, no matter if he is the Pope, preacher, teacher, minister or a so called prophet.  Study your self but ask God to bless you with His wisdom, knowledge and understanding in His Word and shut your wisdom, knowledge and understanding down so you don’t get in the way.  It’s good to study or fellowship with those of like minds for sure, this is a great thing to do.  Just stop putting your trust in man and put your trust in Jesus Christ.  Let’s get to “all bibles are the same aren’t they”?

Let me ask you this question!  If you are in church and your pastor is reading from say an NIV version and the person next to you in the pugh is reading say a NKJ version and you have the AKJ version, do you really think you will get the same message or be fed as Jesus instructed Peter to do in John 21:15 – 17?  The answer is absolute, positively NOT!  Jesus wasn’t speaking of feeding them food but the Word of God and if you have the wrong word you will get the wrong message and NOT BE FED!  God is perfect the first time each and every time and only needed to write His Word once not twenty or more times.  Man rewrites God’s glorious Words to suit his own interpretations with the excuses being, we don’t use that language any longer or God was grammatically incorrect or what ever other bogus excuse man uses to CHANGE THE WORD OF GOD!  We have the audacity to think that God didn’t write the bible but Moses, prophets, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, Paul and the others did.   Please realize that neither of the people with their titles thought to write those glorious words but were inspired by the Holy Spirit of God to write the bible.  The Words God gave to us couldn’t have been done by man or they wouldn’t be Holy Words.  Otherwords the bible was written by God through individuals that He chose to write His Words.  Same thing with the translation of His Word into English, those individuals didn’t just wake up and decide within themselves to translate the bible into English.  God chose those individuals to translate His Word.  Do you actually believe He would allow man with all of his faults to translate something so Holy and Truthful and as important as His Holy Words them selves?  If you don’t know the answer is, NO!  But Satan has orchestrated that so that he can do what he does best and that is confuse mankind so they won’t receive the real meaning of God’s Word so he can take as many with him into the Lake of Fire with him.  I mean God is not the author of confusion as stated in 1Corinthians 14:33 but Satan is the Great Deceiver as in Revelations 12:9; 20:10.

So how did so many bibles come to be and where did they come from?  Psalms 11:3 says, If the foundations be destroyed, wht can the righteous do?  Psalms 82:3 says, They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.  Review this chart taken from http://www.born2serve.org/images/kjvchartbig.gif.  Click on the page to enlarge the details for viewing!

The battle for the Word of God is going on today as it always has. The work of the Evil One himself has always been to cause men to doubt the Word (Gen. 3:1), to corrupt the Word (2 Cor. 2:17), and to misquote the Word (Luke 4:10,11; compare to the truth in Psalms 91:11 – 12, Satan also knows the bible better than we do but misquotes to confuse). There are many Modern Versions on the scene today all claiming to be more accurate or more readable renderings of the Word of God. Most of these versions follow the MINORITY Greek Text even though that text exhibits a corruption throughout. The King James Version was translated from the MAJORITY Greek Text which agrees with about 95% of all available manuscripts. The MAJORITY Greek Text can be traced back to the Peshitta (Syriac Version) about 150 A.D.  The MINORITY Greek Text can be traced back to the Papyrus (Alexandria Version) about 200 A.D. 

Many Christian Colleges and Universities have switched over to the MINORITY Greek Text (known as Westcott and Hort or Nestle and Aland) for the classroom, while still using the King James Version in public preaching. Since there are over 5,000 differences between the MAJORITY and MINORITY texts a problem immediately faces the student. The King James Version he brings to the classroom is subjected to constant editing by the teacher who is using a Greek Text different from the one the King James Version was translated from. The student is well aware that God did not inspire two different Bibles. He must make a choice and for the sake of harmony or teacher satisfaction he will usually accept his King James Version minus the MINORITY Text corrections as the Word of God. Should there be an area where agreement cannot be reached he is told to decide on the proper rendering by exercising his spiritual discernment. The schools that are following this double standard will admit that when the King James Version is no longer needed for Public Relations they will make the complete change to the New American Standard or the New International Version. These two are seen to follow the MINORITY Greek Text!

Those who want to replace our King James Version with new Modern Versions are constantly stating that no Bible Doctrines are affected by the changes. One school recently published an article by one of it’s’ teachers in which he said that, “BOTH TEXTS ARE THE WORD OF GOD.” It is difficult to understand how two texts differing in over 5,000 places can both be the Word of God. It only serves to show the absolute desperation on the part of the MINORITY Text champions to defend their indefensible position (through the workings of Satan). The purpose of this volume is to show the changes made by the MINORITY text and how they affect the Bible Doctrines which Christians have always believed.

Though I do not consider any change in the Word of God to be unimportant, I have singled out the most glaring examples. A careful reading will show that the Fundamental Doctrines of the Christian faith have been affected many times. Are we to believe the scholars when they tell us that no important doctrines are affected by the new Modern Versions? It is obvious that they are not correct. What they really mean to say is that when all the changes have been made the Bible Doctrines are still there somewhere else in the Bible. If there are ten verses showing the Virgin Birth of Christ, and they have removed two, there are still eight remaining to prove the doctrine. That may satisfy them, but the Fundamental believer sees that as a piece by piece destruction of the Word of God. 

We would accuse them of taking away from the Word of God. They would accuse us of using a Bible which has many additions inserted by overzealous Christian copyists. The issue now becomes quite clear. We must either believe that overzealous heretics have corrupted the original Word of God or believe that overzealous believers have added to the original Word of God. I can understand why heretics would want to corrupt the original Word of God, but I cannot believe that Christians would add one word to the Word of God which they have been entrusted to copy and pass along. The Spirit of God within Christians would put a holy awe and reverence around the sacred word and guided by that same Spirit they would copy what God had given them. My conclusion is that the new Modern Versions are based on Greek manuscripts that have been corrupted by heretics who changed the Word of God to agree with their rejection of the Deity of Christ and their Humanism regarding salvation. The Greek Text underlying the King James Version is not filled with additions made by overzealous Christians. It is the Word of God preserved by the Spirit of God and it exalts the Lord Jesus Christ, giving him his proper place and the glory due unto his name.

Here are just a few changes made in the New Testament because there are tons more:

MATTHEW

1:25 “her firstborn” is omitted. That Jesus was her firstborn indicates that Mary and Joseph had sexual relations after the birth of Jesus and that others were born of her. The omission here seeks to add credence to the false doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church concerning the perpetual virginity of Mary. The Bible is clear that Jesus had brothers and sisters.

5:22 “without a cause” is removed. In the Sermon on the Mount the Lord warned of judgment for those who were angry with a brother without a cause. Should this change be accepted, everyone who is angry with his brother may be judged. The effect is to bring Jesus into judgment for failing to observe his own words (see Mark 3:5). Such is contrary to the doctrine of the sinlessness, of Christ.

6:4, 6, 18 “openly” is out. It is a Bible Doctrine that Christian work done unnoticed for the glory of the Lord will one day be rewarded openly (Col. 3:4).

6:13 “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen” is deleted. This ascription of praise to “Our Father” is found in 491 out of 500 existing manuscripts. This statement was made a century ago by Dean John Burgon.

8:29 “Jesus” is left out. The demons bore witness to the fact that Jesus was the Son of God. It was an identification of Jesus (in humanity) as the Son of God (in Deity). It affects the doctrine of the Person of Christ.

JOHN

1:18 “the only begotten Son” is changed to “The only begotten God.” Such a phrase is foreign to Scripture. It accommodates the Arian teaching that Christ was a lesser deity created by God. It agrees with the teaching of Origen that Christ was not equal with God in essence and nature. Sound Fundamental doctrine concerning Christ is that he is one person of the Triune God and that he proceeds from the Father by an eternal generation and reveals God to men as the Son of God.

1:27 “He it is … who is preferred before me” is removed. This change removes the pre-eminence and pre-existence of Christ. John wanted us to see that though Christ came after him, he in reality preceded and ranked above him.

3:13 “which is in heaven” is omitted. This change affects the doctrine of the omnipresence of Christ. As man he was here on earth, as God he was able to be everywhere present. The omission is a corruption introduced by those who do not believe in the perfect and absolute Deity of Christ.

3:15 “should not perish” is removed. This deletion removes the opposite of everlasting life, which is to perish. The doctrine of eternal damnation is weakened by the change.

ACTS

Title “of the Holy Apostles” is deleted. To leave us with “ACTS” means nothing. That the Apostles were sanctified (holy) by the Lord Jesus and sent forth as his sent ones is evident from John 17:17- 19. The title in the MAJORITY Text is doctrinally correct.

2:30 “according to the flesh he would raise up Christ” is omitted. It was not just that one of David’s descendants would sit upon the throne, but that his greater Son would be raised from the dead in a body of flesh.

2:31 “his soul” is omitted. The body of Christ was in the tomb but his soul went down into Hades (Hell), the place of departed spirits. The teaching of the Bible is that our Lord had a body, soul and spirit.

2:47 “to the church” is left out. Believers are added to the Church which is Christ’s body. The Church is an organism, and when persecutors touched the Church they touched Christ (see 9:5).

ROMANS

1:16 “of Christ” is omitted. The gospel message is of Christ and centers around his Person and Work. This is an inexcusable attempt to leave Christ out of the good news of salvation.

3:22 “and upon all” is dropped. The doctrine of imputed righteousness is most blessed to the believer. We are clothed in his righteousness and God sees us in Him, therefore it is “upon us.”

8:1 “Who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” is dropped. To the truth that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ, the Word adds the truth that they are characterized by a walk in the Spirit. It is a Bible doctrine that those who are saved are characterized by a changed life.

1 CORINTHIANS

2:4 “man’s wisdom” is changed to “wisdom.” Paul did not reject wisdom in his teaching, he rejected MAN’S wisdom.

3:4 “are ye not carnal?” is changed to “are ye not men?” It should be obvious that they were men, but the Bible truth to be taught was that in their divisions they were being controlled by fleshly (carnal) desires and not spiritual desires.

2 CORINTHIANS

4:4 “unto them” is omitted. The devil does not have power to keep the light of the gospel of Christ from shining, but he does have power to blind men lest it shine “unto them.”

5:17 “all things” is left out. The believer is brought into vital union with Christ so that it is declared that he is in Christ. In the sight of God “old things” of the sinful nature are passed away. It only remains for those old things to be unwound, like Lazarus’ grave clothes, in his daily life. In the sight of God “all things” are become new though they make their appearance in the life of the believer as he grows in grace and knowledge. To deny that “all things” are become new is to deny the finished work of Christ whereby we are made accepted in the beloved.

GALATIANS

3:1 “that ye should not obey the truth” is omitted. The Galatians had been bewitched by the Jewish legalizers who had put them under the Law to keep saved. Paul tells them that in so doing they were not obeying the truth. The truth was that they were saved by grace and that all spiritual blessings were theirs in Christ. To turn from that is to be in error.

3:17 “in Christ” is dropped. Paul is talking about the covenant with Abraham through his seed which was Christ. The law was added later and did not affect the covenant of promise to those who would be saved by believing as Abraham did. God promised Abraham that through his seed (singular) all the families of the earth would be blessed. That was a covenant confirmed before of God “in Christ.”

4:7 “an heir of God through Christ” is changed to “an heir through God.” The inheritance is to the children of God through the mediator ship of Christ. We are not heirs of God through God, but through Christ. The change here is intended to destroy the reliance upon the Lord Jesus Christ who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

EPHESIANS

1:1 “at Ephesus” is left out. It is hard to conceive that the Spirit of God addressed an epistle and then lost the address.

3:9 “by Jesus Christ” is removed. It is a Bible doctrine that all things were created by Jesus Christ and without him was not anything made that was made. This change detracts from the Deity of Christ which is made evident by the fact that ALL THINGS were created by Him.

5:30 “of his flesh and of his bones” is left out. The Bible teaching is that the believer is vitally conjoined to Christ for a new life and walk in the Spirit. We are “quickened together with Christ,” “raised up together,” and “seated together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” God likens this to the marriage relationship where two people become one flesh.

PHILIPPIANS

4:13 “Christ” is changed to “him.” It is precious to the believer to know that Christ will give him strength for spiritual living. Christ himself said, “without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5). The word “him” is quite indefinite and can be misconstrued by Modernists to include the “him” of any religious group believing in a Supreme Being.

COLOSSIANS

1:2 “and the Lord Jesus Christ” is omitted. Along with the Father he is the source of grace and peace.

1:14 “through his blood” is left out. Redemption and forgiveness of sins is through the direct agency of his shed blood. Many Modernists today can work around the words “redemption” and “forgiveness of sins,” but they cannot work around the shed blood. Therefore they must deny it and be in direct opposition to it.

1 THESSALONIANS

1:1 “from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” is dropped. Are we to think that grace and peace is bestowed by Paul? No, that is not within his power. They have their source in the Father and the Son.

5:27 “holy” is dropped from before “brethren.” Paul had other brethren according to the flesh who were not saved (Rom. 9:1-3; 10:1). These were sanctified and preserved brethren and they were “holy” because they were accepted in the beloved.

1 TIMOTHY

3:3 “not greedy of filthy lucre” is omitted. The phrase has to do with obtaining earthly gain through disgraceful means. This happens everyday within professing Christendom. It is inspired of God and belongs in the text.

3:16 “God was manifest” is changed to “He was manifest.” The reference is to Christ manifest in the flesh, etc. The MAJORITY Text tells us that this Christ was God. There are 252 copies of Paul’s Epistles which have “God” and only 2 copies which have “he.” The MINORITY Text leaves us in doubt as to who “he” is. The doctrine of the Deity of Christ is greatly harmed here by the corrupt text.

2 TIMOTHY

1:11 “of the Gentiles” is omitted. That Paul was appointed to teach the gospel to the Gentiles is indisputable (see Gal. 2:7-9).

HEBREWS

1:3 “When he had by himself purged our sins” is changed to “when he had made purification of sins.” The omission of the word “our” leaves us to wonder whose sins were purged his own or others. It is not plain and therefore the substitution atonement of Christ is affected by the change. With the words “by himself” the Holy Spirit wanted us to see that the atonement for our sins was accomplished by Christ alone. The damage to this verse is awesome in its’ consequences.

3:1 “Christ” is omitted. Our High Priest must be anointed of God to that office and the word Christ means the Messiah or Anointed one of God.

JAMES

2:20 “faith without works is dead” has been changed to “faith without works is useless.” There is a great difference between dead faith and useless (or idle) faith. The first indicates that no faith exists and the person is lost. The second implies that faith exists but it is not being used. Again we see humanism and the false idea of a little divinity in each one which only needs to be fanned into a flame. The change promotes false doctrine.

4:4 “ye adulterers” is dropped from the text. No reason to excuse the men from the scathing denunciation of God’s Word.

1 PETER

1:22 “through the Spirit” is removed. The Bible teaches that it is through the agency of the Holy Spirit that men are brought to believe in Christ. In John 16:8,9 he convicts the world (all men) and draws them to faith in Christ.

1:23 “for ever” is dropped and thereby the preservation of the Word of God is called into question. The agency here of the new birth is the Word of God, which is eternal. Our new birth therefore is as eternal as the Word which originated it.

2:2 The phrase “unto salvation” is added by Westcott and Hort to “that ye may grow thereby.” This puts a question mark over the certainty of our present salvation. It makes salvation a process rather than an accomplished fact. The doctrine of eternal security is denied by the new exhortation to grow UNTO SALVATION.

3:18 “suffered for sins” is changed to “died for sins.” The context has Christians suffering for well doing and they are exhorted to keep on because Christ also has suffered for us. It is a Bible teaching that Christ not only died for our sins, but that he suffered for our sins (see Isaiah 53:5-7).

1 JOHN

1:7 “Christ” is dropped. This word brings the cleansing blood into relationship with our great anointed High Priest who ever liveth to make intercession for us. Many cults believe that Jesus (as man) died for the original sin of Adam and that Christ (as a spirit) rose without the body. John would have us know that the one who died and the one who arose are the same.

3:5 “our” is removed from before “sins.” Once again the question of whose sins were taken away is raised. There have been sins committed by angels and men. The “our sins” refers the atonement to those of men. (see my comments under Hebrews 1;3).

3:14 “his brother” is removed. The teaching of the Word is that a true Christian will love his brother in Christ. If a man does not love a true Christian, then it is evident that he is still lost and abides in death. The test of spiritual life is not that we love, but that we love the brethren (see John 13:34,35).

REVELATION

5:10 “kings and priests” is changed to “a kingdom of priests.” The 24 elders are representative of all the redeemed who in Christ are constituted kings and priests. A kingdom of priests smells of Nicolaitanism (the rule of the clergy over the laity) and the priesthood for a select few as in the Roman Catholic Church. (The same change is seen in 1:6)

8:13 “an angel” is changed to “an eagle.” This is most amusing and shows how captive the Revisers are to their corrupt text. In a setting replete with angels we are told about a talking eagle who pronounces three more “Woes” to the inhabiters of the earth.

14:5 “before the throne of God” is dropped. This phrase speaks of the perfect standing that the saved have in Christ. They are without fault before God because they are, like the church, “accepted in the beloved” (Eph. 1:6).

20:9 “from God” is dropped. At the end of the Kingdom Age the enemies of God are destroyed by fire “from God out of heaven.” God is the one who will destroy all enemies and create a new heaven and a new earth.

20:12 “before God” is changed to “before the throne.” The dead will be raised, not to stand before an impersonal throne, but to stand before “the God” [literal]. Many would like to change the personal God into some kind of Divine Mind or Supreme Being.

CONCLUSION

All that has gone before makes it very clear that Christian Doctrine is greatly affected by the changes. The MINORITY Text is the source of these changes and the New Modern Versions usually follow that Text. It is unthinkable that men of God would continue to advocate the use of these versions when they are in complete possession of all the facts. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to guide us into “all truth.” May he be allowed to have his way in our hearts. If you have read this book and are of the same persuasion as the author, I would exhort you to give copies to your Christian friends. It is very important that they understand the issue confronting the Church today.  Please understand the consequences for those that change the Word of God by either adding or taking away from His Words.  It is hazardess to your health and that’s not a joke.  Let God tell you, Revelations 22:18 -19 says, For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, 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.  Maybe that doesn’t scare any of you but it certainly does me.  First if you add, you’ll receive ALL the plagues written in the book.  Second, if you take away, three things happen, your part is taken out of the book of life; your part is taken out of the holy city and your part is taken from the things written in the book.  Talk about Doomsday!  How can man, think he can improve on God?  Is it the degree from Harvard or he’s a Rhodes Scholar or went to the finest Seminary/Theologian school?  PLEASE!  Stay away from the bibles that man wrote and stay with what God gave to us period.

Acknowledgement and thanks to: Paul L. Freeman and Dr. Scott Johnson.

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Non Lukewarm Ministries

My mission is to show God’s Truths from His Holy Word!  I pray that I can glorify God through Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour by helping others understand His Word and develope a desire in their hearts to know Him.  You will see that the words won’t be entirely mine but Gods truths from His gospel.  I will only be providing information from the King James Version because It is His infallible Word.  I will show this in later postings when we do some comparisons and show that there are only two lines from which bibles come from and who the authors are.

I chose the name “Non Lukewarm” Ministries from Revelations 3:14 – 22 because we are in the last church age, Laodicean, where in verse 14 Christ tells us because we are neither lukewarm and neither cold or hot, He will spit or vomit us out of His mouth.  Imagine that, so disgusting are we to spit or vomit us out of His mouth.  The reason will be aparent as we study and learn together.  First we think we don’t need anything because we are so materialistic and just have on the Helmet of Salvation meaning knowledge but not God’s Full Armour!  Jesus  is outside knocking on the door for us to open the door so He can come in and dine with us.  He’s not even in our churches today because of wrong doctrine being taught by false teachers, preachers and so called prophets blindly leading sheep to hell instead of God’s Kingdom.  Jesus warns us of all the things that are happening in the present time in Matthew 24 with His warnings of the ‘end of the world’.  In verse 24 He tells us many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.  He goes on to tell us in verse 24 that these false Christs and prophets will show great signs and wonders inso much that, if possible, they shall even deceive the very elect or believers.  This is why in my heart I want to help others that fear God that are doing their part to teach right doctrine to help those underneath those working for Satan to come out from among them in 2Corinthians 6:17.

With God’s Word we will learn together sound doctrine, expose false teachers, preachers and prophets, God’s bible and Satan’s line of bibles, bible context meaning who is being spoken to thus rightly dividing the Word of Truth and to expose what man calls ‘Religion” because God is not religion or about religion.  That is man’s creation!  Jesus said in Matthew 6:24 no man can serve two masters, we can’t serve God and riches, we can’t love God and love the world.  Jesus didn’t come into the world to save the world He came to save sinners as said in 1Timothy 1:15.  Jesus came to cause division stated in Luke 12:51 – 53.

It is my prayer that God’s Holy Spirit will touch all who read and study with me from His Holy Word the Gospel of Jesus Christ and He fills them with His wisdom, knowledge and understanding to draw you to Him.

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