The Battle between the King James Bible and the Modern Versions of the Bible. Part 1
The scholar Tischendorf, who in 1844 discovered Codex Sinaiticus, said he “counted 14,800 alterations and corrections in Sinaiticus.” This Sinai manuscript is one of the two main documents that the modern Greek New Testament is based on.
Alterations, and more alterations, and more alterations were made by ten different people.
Is it thus possible to get an absolutely true translation of the Bible?
Most Christians today will answer, "No".
Thus, the battle over the correct Bible version rolls on unceasingly.
“Newer and better” versions of the Bible are being pushed by publishers who are aiming for a bigger piece of the financial pie.
With over 100 different versions of the English Bible, each new translation further muddies the water as to which Bible is true.
The following Scriptures tell us, despite the loud protests of modern-day church-goers, that God has preserved a perfect Bible somewhere.
The early church, thanks to the inspiration of the 8 men who wrote the New Testament, had the perfect Bible.
MICAH 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
This ruler is Jesus, the Word of God.
MICAH 5:5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
This Man (Jesus) is the Prince of Peace. He is our Absolute in all that He says and does. Our souls can find total rest and truth in what Jesus, as the Word of God, says.
The Assyrian represents the powerful enemy that the church will face during the 2000 years of the seven church ages. This is the spirit of the antichrist that will control politics and infiltrate the church system too, as he treads destructively through the palaces of truth. This will leave church-goers convinced that there is no true Bible.
But Jesus will raise up two groups of people who will effectively withstand the deceptions and cruel violence of the enemy. The Assyrians were probably the cruelest empire of all in Old Testament days.
Thus the Devil's ride through the New Testament church ages will be subtly deceptive and ruthless.
The "seven shepherds" are the seven church age messengers. They are the stars in the right hand of the power of Jesus. Each shepherd would be responsible for guiding his church age through the difficulties of that specific age, as the enemy kept changing his tactics.
REVELATION 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars:
Each church age had a messenger to guide them towards the truth.
MATTHEW 26:64 Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power
God is a Spirit. A Spirit does not have a right hand.
The right hand is a symbol of power and authority.
The "eight principal men" are the eight men who wrote the New Testament.
"Principal" means they are the main men. They cannot be argued with. We must believe the New Testament just the way they wrote it.
ECCLESIASTES 11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
Bread is a symbol of the Word of God.
"Give us this day our daily bread" means that God must reveal to us the Bible truth for the age that we dwell in.
Bible truth from the first church age would get lost at the Nicaean Council of AD 325. The Roman emperor Constantine forced the Roman Catholic church to accept the Trinity doctrine. Then more and more truth got lost in the 1200 years of the Dark Ages but would be found again thanks to the Reformers and the inspired scholars who translated the word-for-word accuracy of the King James Bible. Then the end-time prophet William Branham would restore the understanding of these Bible mysteries.
ECCLESIASTES 11:2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
The evil of error on earth today is far worse than we realize.
We are far more fooled than what we think.
So we must realize the part that the seven church age messengers were responsible for as the church ages unfolded.
Especially, we have the need for the 7th messenger to restore us to the teachings of the apostle Paul who was the first messenger.
Thus we must learn to build our beliefs on the writings of Saint Paul.
MATTHEW 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
William Branham must restore the teachings of the apostles and he must not invent new doctrines that the apostles never preached.
The eight men who wrote the original New Testament, as recorded in the King James Bible, must be the foundation of our faith.
If you cannot prove doctrine by following it through the different verses of the Bible, then you do not have the truth.
Clever and plausible preachers are out to deceive us.
But God promised to preserve the full truth.
PSALMS 12:6“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”
The truth has been through the fires of seven church ages but somehow the copies of the original manuscripts survived. Scattered around and hidden from the enemy in remote places.
PSALMS 33:11 “The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.”
PSALMS 100:5 “For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”
MATTHEW 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
LUKE 16:17 “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.”
1 PETER 1:23, 25 “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
According to these Scriptures, the true Word of God will be preserved somewhere.
The original truth of the apostles was lost by the Roman Catholic church in the Dark Ages. Scattered groups like the Waldenses and the Greek scholars in Constantinople had copies of the original texts. Bibles were destroyed in the great persecution of AD 303 – 313 that was started by the pagan Roman emperor Diocletian. Thus in those days of deepening darkness and Bible ignorance, people just had to know how to get saved and have faith in God. If the ordinary people did not have a perfect Bible it was not critical because God did not require much Bible knowledge from them. Their main test was to be killed in their millions for opposing the Roman Catholic church.
Paul told the people to forsake their ignorance because God was revealing the truth.
ACTS 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Similarly, God winked at or ignored the Bible-ignorance of the Dark Ages. But Christians paid a terrible price and were killed in their millions.
The Reformation starting in 1520 in Germany would begin to call people back to Bible truth.
But copies of the original manuscripts were scattered around and many ended up in the Greek city of Constantinople.
When Constantinople fell to the Turks in 1453, Greek scholars fled to the West with their manuscripts.
The Reformation that started about 1520 had to fulfill two tasks.
Martin Luther in Germany restored salvation by faith and not by church works.
Then God wanted scholars to collect the correct copies of the manuscripts from which they could correctly translate the Hebrew and Greek into English.
The time had come to restore the accuracy of the original manuscripts that had been lost.
Divine inspiration had guided the eight men who originally wrote the New Testament.
Divine inspiration guided the apostle John to choose the correct 27 Books that would form the New Testament. Then he could write at the end of the Book of Revelation that nothing more must be added or subtracted. All the verses should fit together to form a perfect jig-saw picture that reveals the deep spiritual revelations of God. If God opens our eyes, then only can we know how to join the verses together.
In the 1500s Luther’s doctrine of salvation by faith swept through Europe.
In the 1600s scholars began to work on the English version of the Bible that would be the backbone of the missionary age that would take the Word of God around the world.
Divine inspiration was needed to choose the right documents (called the Textus Receptus, the Received Text). From the start, in 1604, by the original 47 translators to the final edited version of 1769, the King James Bible was endlessly examined, checked and re-checked, and edited for about 165 years. God had to bless the spirit of scholarship to enable those many scholars and editors to correctly and accurately do a word-for-word translation. Human wisdom was inadequate. They needed divine intervention in order to understand what words to use.
Around 1792 William Carey organized a missionary society in England and went to India in 1793.
The King James Bible spread the truth of God’s Word as the English missionaries spread around the world. The British empire allowed English to spread over a quarter of the earth.
English was the vital language. God knew that the internet would sweep the world at the end of the 1900s. Because the computer world is dominated by Silicon Valley in America, the internet is largely dominated by the English language.
The King James Bible can thus now spread worldwide over the internet.
Re-translating Greek and Hebrew documents today is a waste of time. That age has passed. Modern scholars are no longer inspired by God's Spirit but are driven by their own agendas and their uninspired human scholarship. Thus we have so many different versions of the New Testament. All these new translations are simply increasing the level of confusion.
What we need today is the inspired insight to fit the right verses together so that the mysteries of Scripture can be revealed.
It will take an eagle eye, an end-time prophet, to reveal the true meaning of the mystery Bible verses.
The American prophet William Branham was able to reveal the meaning of the symbols and patterns that are used in Scripture. Only the King James Bible has word-for-word accurate symbols and verses. Thus the wise virgins will have sufficient light from their oil lamps to read and understand the written Word.
Modern Bibles, however, have a significant disadvantage.
They use the wrong Greek New Testament manuscripts which they have recently changed 28 times.
They do not translate word-for-word but rather tell people what they think the sentences mean. The problem, as we will discover, is that they do not always know what many of the sentences mean.
This also opens the door to them changing translations to suit their personal agendas.
A modern Queen James Version of the Bible was published in 2012 which removed any criticisms of homosexuals.
The modern Bibles, poorly translated from suspect manuscripts, can only produce English Bibles whose readers will be unable to understand the mysteries of Scripture.
The key symbols will be missing from the verses and thus it will be impossible to find the common link that joins up the necessary verses that reveal a deeper pattern.
Thus the foolish virgins, fooled by modern translations, will keep saying, “I don’t know” when faced with a Bible mystery. Or else they will provide superficial answers that contradict other Scriptures.
The main attack on the King James Bible is based on the translations of two scholars Westcott and Hort.
Neither of these men believed that the Bible is infallible. Both admired the Pope. But the Roman Catholic church has been the ancient enemy of truth.
In 1881 Westcott and Hort produced a Greek New Testament which they had compiled.
It is based on two main documents called the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus. These were claimed to be the oldest and the most accurate manuscripts. A claim that cannot be proven. Neither document was ever known before about 1450.
But modern translators are frantically revising, adding, deleting, modifying, and changing God’s Words as it seems right in their own eyes.
Modern Bibles use a Greek text, based on the Vatican and Sinai manuscripts, that has been modified 28 times.
This is a swampy ground.
There are two deep questions that you have to believe by faith as there is no physical way of proving them.
Is there a perfect Bible?
Is there a God?
The existence of God cannot be proven. You have to accept God by faith or reject God by unbelief.
It is a personal decision.
Exactly the same with the Bible.
You either believe by faith that a supernatural God can provide a perfect Bible by inspiring humans, or you believe that God cannot do that. That God cannot overcome human imperfections.
That is your personal decision. And it will affect your final destination.
Will you be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, or will you go through the Tribulation?
So it is a serious decision.
HEBREWS 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith cannot be seen, thus it cannot be proven.
Faith is a decision.
You can only make this decision by cutting off your doubts.
Faith is what you hope for.
Your hopes set your goal. You can only get what you hoped for.
You start by hoping that there is a God Who can perform miracles. Then faith convinces you that this God exists.
EPHESIANS 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
God gives us this faith to believe in Him, as an undeserved gift.
But a gift is only a gift if you accept it.
But the secret of faith is to hope for things that are written in the Bible.
A Bible verse is the firmest foundation that turns your hopes into definite faith.
How does God speak to us?
Through His Word.
PSALM 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Is there a perfect Bible? You must decide.
Most modern Christians say, "No".
They have been cleverly fooled. Satan is cleverer than what we are.
The King James Version of the Bible is dismissed by its critics as having 40000 mistakes.
We all have to make a choice.
The King James Bible is either the absolute truth or it is a seriously flawed document.
You must decide.
Your decision will influence your ability to be ready for the catching up of the church.
The Bride will believe that her Husband Jesus is perfect.
Jesus is the Word of God.
Church-goers believe flawed humans wrote the Bible and then the originals got lost.
Flawed documents were then translated by flawed translators to produce the modern Bibles.
The discovery of new documents has led to 28 different editions of the Greek New Testament.
This has resulted in over 100 different editions of the English Bible.
And newer revised versions are in the pipeline. A foundation of shifting sands.
This is the spiritual swamp that you dive into when you reject the King James Version.
Modern Bible scholars are keen to admit that there is no perfect Bible.
Modern church-goers admit that there are contradictions, mistakes, and myths in the Bible (whichever modern version of the Bible they favour).
2000 years ago, all the people at the judgment hall of Pontius Pilate rejected Jesus, the Man.
They chose Barabbas, the man of death.
Today the church-goers reject Jesus as the perfect Word of God, by saying that there is no infallible Bible.
JOHN 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
Jesus is the Word of God.
The Bible tells us the way that God thinks. You cannot separate a person from their thoughts.
So whatever we say about the Bible, we are saying about Jesus.
If you believe that the Bible is flawed, then you are saying that Jesus is flawed.
You cannot prove that there is a perfect Bible. You have to believe that by faith.
You must believe that there is a perfect Bible because only a perfect Bible can judge us.
Then you are saying that Jesus, Who is the Word, must be perfect.
Any sensible Christian will believe that.
Modern Bibles, however, all disagree with each other and are all admitted to being flawed in some way.
But this viewpoint is contradicted by many Scriptures.
DEUTERONOMY 8:3 … that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
PROVERBS 30:5 Every word of God is pure:
II TIMOTHY 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
So there must be a Bible that is perfect and infallible. Our Absolute.
Church-goers deny this fervently and say that there is no infallible Bible.
The only infallible person in church circles is the Pope.
So the modern churches are rejecting the infallible King James Bible and producing a 28-times altered New Testament Greek text. A Roman Catholic Jesuit scholar is on this editing committee. This ludicrous changing of the Greek text has led to an on-going supply of changing versions of the Bible.
With no fixed Biblical anchor for their souls, church-goers are being subtly led to the only recognized infallible person, the Pope.
He is the man of death who will control the world in the Tribulation.
Be careful where you place your trust. Salt and sugar look the same. But they are very different.
It was Jesus versus Barabbas two thousand years ago. And the Jews chose wrongly.
Today we have to choose between the King James Version of the Bible as infallible versus all the changing fallible modern texts that leave the Pope as the only infallible source.
You need to choose carefully.
Can there be a perfect Bible?
JOHN 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
God the Father judgeth no man. Jesus will judge us.
How will Jesus judge us?
JOHN 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Jesus will judge us purely in terms of the Scripture, His Word.
We cannot be judged by a flawed document.
Thus there must be a perfect Bible if we are to be fairly judged.
By faith, we know that a perfect Bible must exist for Judgement Day.
That Bible is Jesus in Word form and thus must be perfect.
Now we have to find which is the correct version of the Bible.
The obvious way to corrupt the true Bible is to produce a Bible that is translated from the wrong manuscripts.
The next obvious way to translate the Bible wrongly is to write down what you think it means, rather than doing a word-for-word accurate translation.
By changing key words or symbols, modern Bibles completely lose the meaning of a Bible verse.
One of the most popular modern Bibles is the New International Version (NIV)
NIV MATTHEW 13:33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.
There is no deeper truth to 6o pounds. The word “about” makes any meaning uncertain.
So we have a parable that is rather meaningless as it associates a woman, the church, with meal which makes bread. The bread of life is the truth. So far so good. But the whole parable is undermined by the leaven, which Jesus said is the rotten doctrine of the Pharisees or church leaders. How did the church corrupt the Word of God? This interpretation does not tell us and thus effectively hides how the church has misled the people into error.
MATTHEW 16:11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
:12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
The biggest enemy of the truth is the religious leaders who preach false doctrines. So church leaders are the main sources of falsehood as they bind people to their own errors and their own ignorance of many Bible mysteries. That is why we have 45000 different kinds of denominations and churches.
Something is seriously wrong in the church world.
Let us look at the King James Version.
MATTHEW 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Meal is the Word of God that makes bread.
Dividing the meal into three is the corrupt doctrine of the Trinity.
The Triune God has got no name as you cannot find one name for three Persons.
Church-goers speak of the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit from Matthew 28:19 but cannot tell us what that name is.
Thus modern church-goers refuse to get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ according to what Peter said in Acts 2:38.
They say that Matthew 28:19 contradicts Acts 2:38 and that Peter got it wrong.
Meanwhile, Peter was revealing that the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is Jesus Christ.
"Above, with, and in" were 3 manifestations of God.
As the Father, God was above the Jews. As the Son, God was with the Jews as Emmanuel. As the Holy Spirit God is in His church. But God only has one name, Jesus.
Jehovah is a man-made name. The true word is JHVH which cannot be pronounced and is thus not a name. The enemies of Israel knew them as the worshipers of a nameless God.
The name Jesus was never mentioned in the Old Testament. Jehovah (or JHVH) is never mentioned in the New Testament. Thus the Jesus of the New Testament is the Jehovah (or JHVH) of the Old Testament.
Ironically for Catholics and Catholic sympathizers, they call Peter the first Pope and Popes are supposed to be infallible.
So baptism in the name of Jesus Christ was preached by the first infallible Pope.
Why did they change?
The Trinity doctrine forces church-goers to demote Jesus from being Lord God Almighty and place Jesus into the Godhead as the second Person instead of realizing that
COLOSSIANS 2:9 the fullness of the Godhead dwells in Him bodily. .
The woman in the parable is the Roman Catholic church. According to Revelation 17:1 she is a whore. Unfaithful to her husband who should be the Word, Jesus.
Revelation 17:5 says she is Mystery Babylon and the mother of harlots.
That describes the Protestant churches which came out of Rome and are now going back to Roman Catholic beliefs. As they also do not know the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
When ProtestANTS no longer protest against the Pope, then you are left with "ants".
This is a pagan celebration that the Catholics copied and then fooled the Protestants into believing.
The Catholic “Christ’s mass” that Pope Julius 1 started just before he died in AD 352, as the birthday of the Son of God. He copied 25 December from the pagan sun god’s birthday, which was started by the pagan Roman emperor Aurelian on 25 December AD 274.
In AD 274 Aurelian had beheaded the bishop of Rome, Felix, and launched a persecution against the Christians that only stopped in AD 275 when Aurelian was murdered by his own men.
Aurelian was a vicious and cruel murderer, yet he is the role model from which Christmas was copied.
Nowhere in the Bible were we asked to celebrate Christ’s birth.
Churches are scriptural enough to get saved which is good. Then they are pagan enough to celebrate a birthdate invented by a Christian killer. Now Protestants celebrate the Catholic Christ's mass as Christmas. Protestants are running back to their mother Catholic church.
No wonder the modern churches make God sick.
Speaking to the last church age of the Laodiceans, God says:
REVELATION 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
By rewriting the English Bible into over 100 different versions, people no longer take the Bible seriously.
They believe it is a flawed document.
Thus Protestants gather around the Trinity and Christmas of the “infallible” Pope. Protestants have more confidence in the infallible Pope’s ideas than what they have in their own flawed modern Bibles. Protestants admit that the Bible has contradictions and mistakes.
Thus fooled, they return to their mother Catholic church for advice on what to believe.
EZEKIEL 16:32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
:44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
The Protestant daughters return to many beliefs of the Catholic mother.
One of the editors of the modern Greek New Testament, that modern Bible translations are made from, must always be a senior Roman Catholic scholar.
Removing the reference to the three measures of meal (which is an obvious reference to the Trinity) helps the modern-day Christians to have no clue what this parable is about.
They then claim that the Gospel spreads like yeast or leaven, which is the corruption of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees who were the Jewish religious leaders.(Matthew 16:11).
But it is the corruption of Bible truth that is caused by the belief in the Trinity that has spread like yeast so that Catholics and Protestants have lost the name of God.
They now replace the name of God with three titles.
They no longer refer to Acts 2:38 for water baptism.
ACTS 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Yet the Catholic church calls Peter the first Pope and claims that he is infallible. But they do not listen to him. Nor do their Protestant daughter churches.
MATTHEW 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
The modern Bible versions completely change this verse.
NIV stands for the very popular New International Version.
NIV Matthew 24:28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
The NIV is typical of many new Bible versions to say "vultures".
Why did they change “eagles” to “vultures”?
Simply because they have the wrong understanding of the verse.
To them, a carcass is a symbol of corpses on a battlefield and it is more LIKELY that vultures will gather around corpses. So they changed the word. Such is their lack of respect for Scripture.
Of course, they cannot tell us what this crucial battle is all about, neither where nor when it occurs. So it is a rather pointless interpretation.
But it is one carcass, one corpse. One dead person.
The eagles do not gather of their own accord, they are gathered together.
They are compelled to gather where the carcase is. Why?
The revelation of the mysteries of God by the end time prophet attracts the interest of the end-time believers, or eagles. Those who reject the revealed mysteries thus reject the revealed Word which is Christ. Rejecting Christ as the revealed Word is the same as crucifying Him spiritually, which is what the Jews did when they rejected and physically crucified Christ as a Man.
HEBREWS 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Christ, crucified as a Man, is what attracted us to the salvation of the cross.
Crucifying Jesus uplifted Him.
When the churches reject the revealed Scriptures, they crucify Christ again, and that attracts the eagles (the Bride) to these rejected Scriptures that have been revealed.
Disagreeing with the churches makes the Bride look outside the church, and there they find Christ revealed in His Word, but outside the church. (Revelation 3:20)
JOHN 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
The rejected Jesus, when He is uplifted as Lord God Almighty, attracts us by the mystery of God being finished (Revelation 10:7). God is the Word. At the end time the Word will be revealed.
The fascination of seeing the Bible mysteries being revealed compels the eagles to believe these revealed Bible truths.
LUKE 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
The evidence of the Holy Ghost baptism is the ability of the Holy Spirit to guide us to the revealed Bible truths and then enable us to understand them.
When the Bible translators changed one word, they lost the entire meaning of that Bible verse.
Thus modern church-goers are dangerously fooled into being unaware of how dangerous it is that they have ignored and rejected the revelation of William Branham’s prophetic ministry of Revelation 10:7.
REVELATION 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Instead of gathering together to the revealed Scriptures, the churches have chosen to reject and thus spiritually crucify the revealed Word.
But individual eagles will look for the truth outside their churches.
Jesus does not call the whole church, just individuals.
REVELATION 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
A group like the Luciferians wants to remove the Bible condemnation of Lucifer, who was thrown out of Heaven and turned into the Devil.
ISAIAH 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
This was achieved by a name change.
“Lucifer” becomes “morning star” (NIV) or “star of the morning” (NASB) New American Standard Bible.
Leaving the name Lucifer out of the Bible opens the door to groups like the Luciferians who regard Satan as being bad but Lucifer (the light bringer) as being good.
The churches deny that the mark of the beast is brainwashing or mental conditioning in our minds to make us believe unscriptural things.
They want to claim that the mark is something written or a tattoo on the forehead. Or a chip just under the skin.
But this theory breaks down for the Jews in the Tribulation.
Revelation 14:1 his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
The name of the Father is revealed in their minds. The brain or mind is in the forehead.
The new translations change this to being on their foreheads.
As if it is written on the skin rather than being understood in the mind.
Revelation 14:1 NIV and NASB His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads.
Notice this big change, coming up with two names.
It is just a deliberate attempt to try to illustrate the Trinity. Not very successfully, because even if it were true, it only indicates two Persons, which is what the Jehovah's Witnesses claim.
Nowhere in Scripture is the Holy Ghost given a name. The Trinity is problematic as it has three People, but they only claim that two have names.
But even claiming two names for the Trinity is wrong.
In the Old Testament, the name of the Father was the unpronounceable JHVH. Being unable to pronounce this combination of letters means that it was effectively not a name.
Humans invented Jehovah as a name, which is not the true name of God, just to be able to pronounce something. But this was always translated as LORD.
Samson’s parents asked God, who created a temporary angelic body for Himself, what His name was.
JUDGES 13:18 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?
JUDGES 13:22 And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.
As the Father, God never had a name that humans could actually say. His name was secret.
Words like Elohim are translated as God. “God” is not the name of God. God is Who He is.
Muslims have the same problem. “Allah” means God in Arabic. Thus Allah is not the name of God.
The first time that God took on a name was when He wrapped Himself in a human Body and called Himself Jesus.
The Word became flesh. He was called Emmanuel which means God with us.
COLOSSIANS 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
The name Jesus is never mentioned in the Old Testament. The name Jehovah is never mentioned in the New Testament. So the Jehovah of the Old Testament became the Jesus of the New Testament.
Jehovah is not the true name of JHVH. So the Father had no name.
Thus Jesus is the true name of God.
The Father is the fullness of the supernatural Spirit of God that dwelled bodily in Jesus. (Colossians 2:9).
The Son is the Man that the Father dwelled in.
Thus God became a Man and His name is Jesus. The indwelling Spirit (the Father) controls the Man (the Son). Thus Father and Son are both called Jesus.
Each Bible translation has some agenda. The Catholic church wants to regard Mary as a reservoir of God’s grace who can supply us with some of her grace if we pray to her.
The KJV says the woman’s seed will crush the serpent’s head.
Genesis 3:15 ... her seed; it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise his heel
The Catholic Bible, that wants us to pray to Mary, says :
she shall crush thy head and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel (Catholic Bible)
That way Mary becomes the savior. They blatently replace Jesus with Mary.
From a Catholic website: “Without Mary, the ONLY dispenser of graces, the only treasurer of graces, the prospect of winning the war against Satan for our personal salvation is definitely bleak, if not downright impossible”.
Thus Roman Catholicism uses Mary to restore the ancient Babylonian woman worship that was once devoted to the moon-goddess Semiramis, the mother of Nimrod.
The revival of the pagan mysteries of Babylon in the Roman Catholic church would make the Roman Catholic church “Mystery Babylon”.
They change this to saying that her name was a mystery: Babylon
In the KJV.
Revelation 17:9,10 MYSTERY BABYLON
But in the NIV this name is just written as BABYLON
The Catholic church is desperate to dissociate itself from its obvious identification as Mystery Babylon. This makes Catholicism the revival of ancient Babylonian pagan beliefs.
The NIV, being sympathetic towards the Catholic church, conveniently separates the “mystery” from the “name” by means of a colon. That way they pretend that the Scripture in Revelation is referring to ancient Babylon which today is in ruins. How some ancient ruins can fulfill Revelation 17, is simply impossible.
Nico is to conquer. Laity is the congregation or people.
Nicolaitanes are those who elevate a holy man above the congregation.
KJV Revelation 2:15 the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.
God hates it when a man declares himself to be the head of the church.
Each early church was ruled by a group of elders, not one man.
Certainly not ruled by a pastor as the word “pastor” is mentioned only once in the New Testament.
NIV Revelation 2:15the teachings of the Nicolaitans
No mention that God hates this teaching.
No mention that God hates this elevation of a man to rule a church.
Thus nothing in this translation says that it is wrong for a human dictator to be in charge of a church. Which is the case for the Pope.
The Pope is the only dictator in Europe.
Each Catholic church has a priest as its head. This priest is in submission to the Pope.
KJV Matthew 16:18 Thou art Peter and upon this rock
The “rock” was Peter’s revelation of Who Christ was.
In Acts 2:38 Peter interpreted Christ’s Matthew 28:19 command to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as requiring us to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Thus the “rock” of Christianity is the revelation of Jesus as being Lord God Almighty.
The Father was God above us, Son was God with us, and the Holy Spirit is God in us. Not three People. Just three manifestations of God as He dealt with us humans.
NIV You are Peter, the Rock (NEB)
The NIV is again Catholic friendly. It describes Peter as the Rock with a capital “R”.
This sets the stage to justify the Pope’s claim to be the successor of Peter.
But the Pope never baptizes adults in the name of Jesus Christ, after they have repented, like Peter did.
How Peter could be the “Rock” of the church when he would deny Jesus three times and then get severely rebuked by Paul for getting Gentiles to live like Jews, is of course ridiculous.
GALATIANS 2:11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
:12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
But suddenly the NIV adds a verse that is just made up.
NIV MARK 16:20 And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter.
There is NO SUCH VERSE.
But it boosts Peter as if he was to be in charge.
Christians are asked to confess their faults to one another but not their sins.
KJV JAMES 5:16 confess your faults one to another
NIV JAMES 5:16 confess your sins to each other
This justifies the very unscriptural “Confessionals” of the Catholic church.
People have to confess their sins to the priest if they want to claim forgiveness for their sins. As if the priests or the Pope can forgive sin.
KJV ROMANS 15:16 ministering the gospel of God
NIV ROMANS 15:16 ministering as a priest the gospel of God,
This justifies the Catholic priests who rule as head of the Catholic churches.
No priest was ever placed in charge of a New Testament church.
KJV MATTHEW 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
The New Greek New Testament and the NIV leave this verse out.
Churches help widows to write up their wills and ask the widows to leave some of their wills to the church instead of to their children. They convince the widow that this is her tithe to God. But we do not pay tithes after we are dead. So the widow is fooled.
Modern church leaders do not want to be reminded of this.
KJV HEBREWS 10:12 after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God
NIV Hebrews 10:12offered one sacrifice for sins and took his seat forever at the right hand of God.
There was only one sacrifice for sins that happened at Calvary. That sacrifice was forever. No man can add anything to that sacrifice.
The NIV justifies the Catholic belief that the wafer that the priest gives out at the mass is the literal body of the Lord. Thus the sacrifice of Jesus for sin is endlessly repeated each time the mass is celebrated.
The NIV does not say that the sacrifice of Jesus was forever.
KJV MATTHEW 5:44 Bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and…despitefully use you.
NIV This sentence is OMITTED
The Catholic church has persecuted and killed millions who disagreed with them during the Dark Ages and the Counter-Reformation. Thus they do not want a verse telling them to be kind to their opposition.
KJV ROMANS 13:9 Thou shalt not bear false witness
NIV This sentence is OMITTED
Why is the sentence that basically tells us not to lie, not in the NIV Bible?
Do the translators of the NIV know that the NIV based on a corrupted text that is a lie?
Then there is a subtle emphasis on the prosperity Gospel.
Words like “righteousness” and “peace” are changed to mean “prosperity”.
This is a doctrine of self-gain when we should actually be dying to self.
I CORINTHIANS 15:31 ... I die daily.
KJV PROVERBS 8:18 riches and righteousness
NIV wealth and prosperity
KJV PROVERBS 21:21 findeth life, righteousness
NIV finds life, prosperity
KJV JEREMIAH 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace.
NIV I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you.
The following verse refers to helping people with a minimum of fuss so that Jesus gets the credit, not the giver.
KJV ROMANS 12:8 giveth…with simplicity
But in the modern Bibles it becomes an admonition to donate generously.
Contributing… give generously (NIV) New International Version
gives…do so generously (NASB) New American Standard Bible
be generous (Living Bible)
do it generously (TEV) Today's English Version
give with liberality (NASB) New American Standard Bible
gives, with liberality (NKJV) New King James Version
gives, with liberality (J.W. Translation)
These translations encourage the church to emphasize how keen they are to receive generous donations.
With this emphasis on the church’s love of money, the people must not be told that rich people are unlikely to get into heaven. Otherwise the wealthy church will not make it.
KJV MARK 10:24 Children, how hard it is for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God.
NIV MARK 10:24 Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God.
The NIV carefully leaves out that wealth is a big stumbling block in our attempts to make heaven.
Needless to say, the Vatican is the richest organization on planet earth with its world-wide investments.
Rome’s daughters, the Protestant churches, are also proud of their wealth and megachurches.
Church-goers increasingly regard wealth as their main sign of God’s blessing.
When Jesus chose James and John as disciples, He gave them the surname of “The sons of thunder”.
MARK 3:17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:
Let us follow their progress.
Jesus moved through Samaria to get to Jerusalem. But the Samaritans did not want Him. The disciples James and John thus wanted to destroy the Samaritans because they rejected Jesus.
LUKE 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
:52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
:54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
KJV LUKE 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
NIV LUKE 9:55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them
The NIV thus OMITS to tell the disciples that they had the wrong spirit and did not know it.
So the sons of thunder were keen to kill everyone who rejected them.
KJV LUKE 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
NIV LUKE 9:56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.
The NIV does not tell us that it is wrong to kill the people that rejected Jesus.
Through the Dark Ages, the Catholic church destroyed millions who would not accept their beliefs. But they were convinced that they were serving God. They did not know that they had the spirit of antichrist. They do not want to be told that it was wrong to kill those who rejected the Catholic beliefs.
Modern-day message believers make the same mistake. Disagree with their unwritten Seven Thunders speculations and see what a harsh and condemning spirit surfaces.
When Jesus reveals Himself to the 144000 Jews during the Tribulation, He convinces them that He is their rejected Messiah by showing them the nail marks in His hands.
KJV Zechariah 13:6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thy hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
Living Bible Zechariah 13:6 And if someone asks, ‘Then what are these scars on your chest and back? he will say, ‘I got into a brawl at the home of a friend.’
(Living Bible, Taylor’s footnote says, “self inflicted cuts…this is not a passage referring to Christ.”)
The Living Bible translation makes it impossible to know what this verse is referring to.
It thus removes the most convincing evidence that Jesus has in His future ministry to convince the Jews that He is the Messiah.
We now come to a strange situation with regard to John 8:1-11
This is left out of all the modern translations.
It has been removed from the Greek New Testament.
This incident concerns a woman who is taken in adultery. The Jews want to kill her. They ask Jesus if He agrees with this Law of Moses.
The deep mystery of this Scripture is that Jesus ignores them and writes with His finger in the ground.
The Jews watch Him without understanding what is going on.
Jesus then says that the person who has no sin must cast the first stone.
The Jews all walk away.
And Jesus again writes with His finger in the ground. Why?
Jesus did not write their sins to publically expose them because they only walked away when He spoke, not when He was writing. Then He wrote again when nobody was looking because they were all walking away.
THIS WHOLE EVENT IS OMITTED IN THE MODERN VERSIONS. Why?
Because modern churches cannot or DARE not understand what Jesus was saying to them by His actions.
Crooks will always shred and thus eliminate convincing evidence that is against them.
Jesus was giving them an in-depth study of the Godhead and the failure of the Law.
JOHN 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last:
Jesus was showing that He, as the Father, was the Giver of the Law Who wrote with His finger on two tablets of stone for Moses.
EXODUS 31:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
Moses smashed the tablets of stone because of the Jew’s naked adulterous orgy while Moses was up the mountain getting the Law.
EXODUS 32:25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
EXODUS 32:19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
Then Moses had to go back up the mountain for God to write out His Law on the new tables of stone.
EXODUS 34:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.
But the Law had failed to make the Jews better people because they, as sinners, still had this strong desire to kill another sinner.
But broken rock crumbles in the wind and rain to form the ground. As the Son of God, Jesus then wrote the Law twice with His finger in the ground. Still a waste of time. Wind and rain would obliterate it.
But from the ground, God makes human hearts. Those hearts must first break in repentance. Then, as the Holy Spirit, Jesus will use His finger to write His laws within our hearts on the soft inside rather than on the hard outside. Then we will obey God because we want to, not because we have to. God’s will then becomes our inner desire.
Thus this Scripture establishes that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three manifestations of God. God was above the Jews as the Father, with the Jews as the Son (Emmanuel), and in the believers as the Holy Spirit. That means God is one Person and His human name is Jesus.
Because the churches have become convinced of the Catholic Trinity, they do not want this revelation to become known.
The churches want to baptize in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19) and do not want to know that this name is Jesus.
Then they would have to baptize in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38). They do not want to do that.
Thus their best option, seeing they have no real alternative interpretation for Jesus writing in the ground, is simply to leave these eleven verses out.
The churches have re-written the Greek New Testament 28 times.
So they keep changing words and leaving out the verses that do not suit them.
This is an on-going process that is building on shifting sands.
Each new version of the Greek New Testament represents more sales as church-goers think that the latest version is the best.
The Catholic church does not believe that when you repent of your sins, then you are saved from hell. Just like the thief on the cross.
They believe that salvation is an on-going process that depends on the sacraments of the church. Thus the salvation of individuals is in the hands of the priests who minister these sacraments. And also in the hands of Mary who must supply grace to the individuals. Pope John Paul II was often photographed praying to a statue of Mary.
KJV 2 Corinthians 2:15 in them that are saved
NIV 2 Corinthians 2:15 among those who are being saved
KJV 1 Corinthians 1:18 but unto us which are saved
NIV 1 Corinthians 1:18but to us who are being saved
KJV 1 Peter 2:2 ye may grow thereby
NIV 1 Peter 2:2You may grow up in your salvation
“Being saved” is a continuous process as you “grow up”. But unfortunately, nobody knows when this process is complete. So these church-goers never have an assurance of salvation from hell. Thus they expect to go to purgatory (unscriptural word) to have their sins burned out of them when they die.
But if money is paid to the church, people can get out of purgatory faster. Thus the rich can pay and are able to get out of purgatory faster than the poor, and are more likely to get into heaven. This contradicts what Jesus said, that the rich are less likely to enter heaven.
KJV Colossians 1:14 in whom we have redemption through his blood
NIV Colossians 1:14 in whom we have redemption
The NIV makes no mention that redemption is through the Blood of Jesus. Thus they continue to convince the people that their salvation depends on the ministry of the church sacraments by the priests.
"Go to church regularly", becomes the key to their salvation.
Many Protestants now also believe that going to church regularly is the key to their salvation.
Thus salvation becomes an on-going process, rather than a once-only experience when the individual truly repents.
KJV 1 Corinthians 11:24 This is my body which is broken for you.
NIV 1 Corinthians 11:24 This is my body which is for you
There is no mention of His body being broken.
The priest in the Roman Catholic mass does not break the round wafer that he places on the tongue of each person.
This follows the tradition from ancient Egypt where the sun god was worshiped with a round wafer, representing the sun’s disc, that the Egyptian priest placed on the tongue of each person.
But Jesus broke the unleavened bread at the Last Supper.
The ceremony was performed at night.
I CORINTHIANS 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Churches call this the Last Supper, yet they perform the ceremony in the morning which would make it the Lord’s Breakfast.
God is called the King of saints. But saints are saved people.
But the NIV changes this to King of the nations. That, of course, can include unsaved people who are relying on their church traditions to save them. But no church traditions will save anybody.
KJV Revelation 15:3 King of saints
NIV Revelation 15:3 King of the nations
The Nestle-NASB Greek New Testament has “ethos” which they translate as ‘pagans’.
This means unbelieving pagans are also in the Kingdom.
The whole concept of salvation by sincere repentance as a specific single experience with God does not fit these modern translations of the Bible.
KJV Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it
NIV Revelation 21:24And the nations will walk by its light
“The nations of them which are saved” just become “the nations”. There is no longer a need to be saved. This is a terribly wrong translation.
KJV 1 John 2:8 because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
This makes sense. The New Testament is the light of God’s Word. And if the light is shining, the darkness disappears.
Darkness is just the absence of light. You cannot have darkness when light is present. The apostles brought the full truth of the Word of God. There is nothing more to be added or removed.
The light of the New Testament banished the darkness of sin and unbelief.
NIV 1 John 2:8 the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining
This is a contradiction. Nothing travels faster than light. If the true light is already shining then the darkness is instantly destroyed. Switch on a light and the darkness in the room instantly disappears.
King Nebuchadnezzar saw the fourth man in the fiery furnace look like the Son of God.
KJV Daniel 3:25 the fourth like the Son of God
The NIV version reduces Jesus to being a son of the gods. This is an awful statement.
NIV Daniel 3:25 the fourth looks like a son of the gods
There are many church-goers who subscribe to the NEW AGE beliefs. This belief encourages the development of the “god-self” of each individual through meditation and channeling into the spirit world. These beliefs began spreading in the 1970s as the so-called New Age of Aquarius.
The NIV Bible supports this viewpoint by translating the word “world” into the word “age”.
KJV Matthew 12:32 neither in this world, neither in the world to come
NIV Matthew 12:32 either in this age or in the age to come (New Age?)
KJV Ephesians 1:21 not only in this world, but also in that which is to come
NIV Ephesians 1:21 not only in this age but in the one to come (New Age?)
KJV Titus 2:12 in this present world
NIV Titus 2:12 in the present age (New Age?)
KJV Galatians 1:4 this present evil world
NIV Galatians 1:4 this present evil age (New Age?)
KJV Mark 10:30 the world to come
NIV Mark 10:30 the age to come (New Age?)
KJV Luke 18:30 in the world to come
NIV Luke 18:30 the age to come (New Age?)
By speaking so often of an "age" to come, most church-goers are convinced that the last 2000 years of church history are simply the "church age", singular.
This very cleverly hides the revelation of the seven church ages.
This also then hides the idea of seven church age messengers.
Then there is no desire to look for a messenger in our seventh church age.
Only God is eternal.
Hellfire cannot be eternal as a person would then have to have eternal life to last in hell.
Eternal life is what saves us from hellfire.
Here we are just equating hell with the lake of fire because hell will eventually be thrown into the lake of fire.
REVELATION 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
KJV Job 11:8 hell
NIV Job 11:8 grave
They try to say that hell is the grave.
But hell will be cast into the lake of fire. This is not true of the graves.
The sentence of damnation is eternal.
Once God sentences a person to hell, the sentence is eternal. It can never be changed.
But the duration of the time in hell cannot be eternal.
MALACHI 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
When the sinner’s time in the lake of fire is finished, then that person will be utterly consumed. They will know no more. There will be nothing left of them.
KJV Mark 3:29 eternal damnation
The sentence of being thrown into the lake of fire is eternal, as it can never be changed.
NIV Mark 3:29 eternal sin
Eternal sin is impossible as that would require eternal life in the sinner.
KJV Matthew 18:8 everlasting fire
NIV Matthew 18:8 eternal fire
There is no such thing as an eternal fire.
“Everlasting” or “forever” means a very long time. To the vanishing point.
When the last sinner has been consumed by the flames of the lake of fire, that cannot be put out by any person except God, then the lake of fire will simply cease to exist.
The judgment of being found “guilty”, is eternal and can never change.
But the sentence of how long they are in the fire cannot be eternal as those who are in the lake of fire are sinners who rejected or never wanted eternal life.
JUDE 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Vengeance applies to a person who wants revenge. The fire itself seeks no revenge as fire has no mind.
ROMANS 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
All vengeance belongs to God.
HEBREWS 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
DEUTERONOMY 33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge,
Only God is eternal. Thus God is the eternal fire. God will take vengeance.
Modern versions of the Bible try to conceal the fact that Jesus is Almighty God in the flesh.
KJV 1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God because he laid down his life for us.
NIV 1 John 3:16 We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us.
The NIV just leaves out the word “God”, so that this verse does not confess that Jesus is God.
There are two types of saved Christians, symbolized by the wise and foolish virgins.
Virgins are clean women, symbolizing churches of saved people.
Some had oil (symbol of the Holy Spirit) and some did not.
Thus the Holy Ghost baptism is a specific experience with God whereby a person becomes controlled by God and has enough light (burning oil) to understand the Bible.
This can obviously only happen after they have repented and begun to believe on Jesus.
Thus the Holy Ghost baptism happens “after” they believe or “since” they believed.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
At the time of getting saved and starting to believe, a person obviously does not know much truth.
The evidence of the Holy Spirit baptism is having enough oil, that when it is lit, it produces enough light for the individual to read and understand the Bible verses.
They do not have to keep saying, “I do not know” when they are asked awkward Bible questions.
Many modern churches believe that getting saved is the experience that qualifies them for the rapture at the end of the church age.
They see no reason for a subsequent Holy Ghost baptism.
When Paul saw about 12 disciples at Ephesus, he asked them:
KJV Acts 19:2 Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?
And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
These disciples had repented and believed but still needed to receive the Holy Spirit baptism.
Being saved is an essential first step for a believer, as that secures one’s place in Heaven. But it still leaves one ignorant of many topics in the Bible. Thus it is easy to be fooled by church doctrines. That is why we have 45000 different kinds of churches and denominations. All different, but all claiming to be right.
When asked about the end times, Jesus replied,
Matthew 24:4 “Take heed that no man deceive you”.
The NIV changes Paul's question to ask if they received the Holy Ghost “when” they believed.
This is a Roman Catholic doctrine that most non-Pentecostal churches also believe.
NIV ACTS 19:2 Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? They answered, ‘No…
Thus, church-goers do not seek a deeper experience with God and end up fooled (the foolish virgins) because they do not understand so many of the mysteries of Scripture.
So by changing this Scripture, the modern Bibles wreck our relationship with God.
A key revelation is that the seed of a plant that is harvested at the end is identical to the seed that is planted at the beginning. So Jesus is very concerned that the last church age (the Omega) must be restored back to what the first church age (the Alpha) believed.
MATTHEW 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
The churches miss the revelation of the seven church ages whereby, thanks to the AD 325 Council of Nicaea, the Roman Catholic church was forced to accept the Trinity doctrine. Then the truth of the Gospel was lost in the Dark Ages. Martin Luther in Germany restored salvation by faith.
47 scholars in England then produced the King James Version of the Bible which was checked and edited for almost 160 years until finalized in 1769. This was the Absolute word-for-word translation of the ancient Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts.
John Wesley in England restored holiness and outreach. Then came the great missionary age.
The 1906 Pentecostal revival in Azusa Street in Los Angeles restored the supernatural gifts.
Then from 1947 – 1965 William Branham in America, as the end time prophet in the spirit of Elijah, had to tape-record his visions and revelations which revealed the hidden mysteries of Scripture.
This would enable the Bride
REVELATION 10:7 “in the days of the voice of the 7th angel”
which followed after 1965, to be restored back to the apostolic teachings of the New Testament.
This last church age needed the prophetic insight of the symbols and patterns of the Bible in order to be restored back to what the apostles taught at the beginning.
The enemy would attack this revelation of truth in different ways.
The churches would condemn or ignore William Branham.
His misguided followers would elevate his quotes to be more important than Scripture, instead of using his quotes to reveal Scripture. They would thus develop “mystery doctrines” on topics like the unwritten seven Thunders and the supernatural cloud of 1963 that the apostles never preached.
In addition, there has been a more subtle attack based on undermining of the King James Version of the Bible.
Two documents from the Vatican and the Sinai desert were combined and modified to produce a different version of the New Testament Greek. This document has been altered and modified 28 times by 2019.
This endless changing has resulted in modern day Christians being convinced that there is no error-free Bible.
Preachers change any inconvenient verses with the statement, “The original manuscripts say ….”
Especially if that justifies women wearing pants.
If there are mistakes in the King James Bible then there is no Absolute. No final Word of God.
Preachers change God into their own image, with their modified Bibles, instead of changing themselves into God’s image with the King James Bible.
The main thrust of these new translations of the Bible is to replace the King James Version, ignore the ministry of the end-time prophet, and produce versions of the Bible that agree with the doctrines of the Roman Catholic church.
Church-goers have no real knowledge about the last church age being restored to the first church age. Partly because Bible verses that indicate that belief have been omitted.
KJV Revelation 1:11 I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.
This sentence is simply left out of the NIV.
Thus they simply ignore the emphasis that Jesus puts on the first and the last church ages as He walks through the seven candlesticks.
Modern Bibles do a subtle attack on the Deity of Christ. They are desperate to prove that He is not Almighty God.
Bible translators believe in a Trinity where God the Father is God. Jesus is “God the Son”.
Trinitarians are unaware and also cannot explain why “God the Son” is unscriptural. To further complicate their picture of three People, they cannot explain why ‘God the Father’ is never mentioned in the Old Testament.
KJV Philippians 2:6 [Jesus] thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
Why is Jesus God?
COLOSSIANS 2:9 The fullness of the Godhead dwelled in Him bodily.
You are everything that is in you.
Since the fullness of God was dwelling in His body, Jesus has to be God.
JOHN 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
The disciples clearly understood that Jesus was God.
NIV Philippians 2:6 [Jesus] did not consider equality with God something to be grasped.
This implies that Jesus was not able to be God.
Joseph and Mary took the newborn Jesus to the Temple and marveled at the things that were said about Him.
KJV Luke 2:33 Joseph and his mother
(This does not say that Joseph was His biological father).
NIV Luke 2:33 the child’s father and mother
(This implies that Joseph was His biological father).
This translation opens the door to denying the virgin birth of Jesus.
KJV Isaiah 7:14 a virgin shall conceive
Today’s English Version TEV and the Good News Bible
Isaiah 7:14 a young woman shall conceive
A list of 55 different English Bibles revealed that about 30% of them used “young woman” in place of “virgin”.
This is confirmed by the recently released New American Bible Revised Edition. (NAB RE)
Thus the insidious attack on the virgin birth of Jesus is spreading.
The Revised Standard Version (RSV) was first published in 1946 and re-revised in 1971.
The RSV was the first to replace “virgin” with “young woman” to satisfy Bible scholars who do not believe in miracles.
The original Catholic edition of the RSV was published in 1965-66 and re-revised in 2006.
KJV John 1:18 the only begotten Son
The New American Standard Bible is called NASB
NASB John 1:18 the only begotten God
As if the infinite God can be begotten and have a beginning.
The Son of God was begotten when God made a perfect human body for Himself.
The human Man on the outside was the Son of God, but the supernatural Spirit within Him was God the Father.
The Bible never speaks of the “eternal Son”.
God is a Spirit. God is not flesh and bone. Thus the Man Jesus is not God.
The fullness of God’s supernatural Spirit that dwelled within Jesus (Colossians 2:9) made Jesus God.
KJV 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh*
God wrapped Himself in a body of flesh.
1 Timothy 3:16 And by common profession great is the mystery of godliness:
He who was revealed in the flesh(NASB)
He appeared in a body (NIV)
By leaving out “God”, then the “He” does not have to refer to God.
So the “He” is not necessarily God. Thus Jesus is not necessarily God.
And His mother did not necessarily have to be a virgin.
Slowly and subtly the supernatural gets removed.
*Of the 300 Greek manuscripts that contain 1 Timothy 3:16, only 5 late manuscripts omit “God.”
Earliest witnesses support inclusion of “God” (Dionysius of Alexandria in A.D. 265, Gregory of Nyssa A.D. 394, etc. (many others)).
Omission of “God” in new versions based on the 1881 Wescott-Hort text, which is the basis for the present United Bible Societies’ edition.
“He who” and “He” does not match any Greek texts whatsoever: to avoid having a clause with no subject, the NIV and New World Translation arbitrarily drop the word “who” and invent a new word “He.”
The NASB retains “who” and adds “He.”
Thus the modern translators show no respect for the seriousness of God's Word. They think that they can just play foolishly with the Bible verses. The foolish virgins accept this dangerous attitude.
Matthew 5:22 That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of judgment.
NIV Matthew 5:22 Anyone who is angry with his brother shall be subject to judgment.
The clause “without a cause” is in the vast majority of manuscripts and is witnessed as early as A.D.150 by Tatian and A.D.150 by Irenaeus.
Wescott omitted this clause because he thought Christ had sinned in John 2:15 and Mark 3:5.
John 2:15 describes Jesus whipping the money-makers out of the Temple.
Mark 3:5 had Jesus healing on the Sabbath day.
Westcott, a modern-day Pharisee, thought that these actions were sinful. So he changed the Bible verse in Matthew 5:22.
Instead of learning from Jesus, Westcott believed that Jesus sinned.
Accusing Jesus of sinning is blasphemy.
And churches trust the translations of this unbeliever!
Modern Bible translators have to protect the unscriptural Trinity doctrine.
KJV 1 John 5:7, 8 For there are three that beat record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
This verse is omitted from the NIV because it does not say “three IN one” which is what the Trinity requires.
In Matthew 19:16-17 a man calls Jesus GOOD Master.
Jesus replies that only God can be called “good”.
In other words, Jesus asks the man if he is aware that Jesus is God.
KJV Matthew 19:16,17 Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God
The NIV removes the initial “good” from “Good Master” and just says “Teacher”.
Thus there is no reference to Jesus being good.
NIV Matthew 19:16, Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life? Why do you ask me what is good, Jesus replied. There is only one who is good.
“Why do you call me good” has changed to “Why do you ask me what is good”.
All reference to Jesus being God has been removed.
Jesus said that gay rights would sweep the world at the time of the end.
LUKE 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Sodom was the city of homosexuals from which we get the word sodomy.
Sodom was destroyed by fire from the sky.
A sign of the end times is the spread of the LGBTQ movement around the world.
Their banner is the GAY PRIDE marches.
Lucifer's original sin in Heaven was pride.
God will never allow pride into Heaven.
As this unnatural spirit spreads, so there has been an alarming increase in the proliferation of guided missiles which will one day rain down fire from the sky.
So the scene is set to fulfill this prophecy of Jesus.
KJV Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
NIV Deuteronomy 23:17 No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute
The reference to male-male sodomy is left out.
A "Queen James Bible" was released in 2012 for the gay community.
This modern Bible edited any verse that said homosexuality was wrong
KJV Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Queen James Version: Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech: it is an abomination.
"In the temple of Moloch" is not in the Greek manuscripts and has just been added in.
Thus they claim that sodomy is only wrong when it is done in the temple of Moloch. But today there are no temples of Moloch. So they claim that there is therefore nothing wrong with sodomy.
Thus the Gay Rights movement now has a translation that condones them.
So they delude themselves.
DEUTERONOMY 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Tampering with the light of the King James Bible can only make it go out.
Leave the King James Bible and there is an endless set of errors and agendas to deceive you.
The main thrust of Satan today is simply to get people away from the King James Bible.
When you lose your compass, you lose your direction.