Satan has led the attack upon God’s Word before the creation of the world, when he in heaven desired worship due only to the Creator as he deceived a third of the angels into joining his rebellion and foray into sin that will lead to his, and their everlasting destruction after the 1000 years. When God told the pair in Eden, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die,” (Gen 2:17) then the serpent told them, “you shall not surely die,” (Gen. 3:4)thereby corrupting and changing what God has said. The devil has over a 6000 year history of misrepresenting God’s Word—thus he inspires his human agents to work with him in changing God’s Word in some Bible versions.
It gets much worse after 1900 AD with the advent of more modern Bible versions based on a small Alexandrian stream of two corrupted manuscripts,the Sinaiticus1, and the Vaticanus2which form the foundation of popular Bible versions such as the NIV, the ASV, the RSV, and an endless host of others that multiply almost daily. In contrast, the Received Text with 1900 manuscripts,are all in agreement without being scratched out and written over. The evidence easily shows the KJV, based on the Received Text, is the undiluted Word that God intends us to have.
What has been changed? Doctrine. Why is doctrine important? Because it forms the very foundation of gospel truth that we need to find our way to the heavenly kingdom. Part of Satan’s strategy is to obscure these vital doctrines making them of none effect so that he can make as many hated humans as possible his rightful prey—those for which Christ died. Most of the changes concern the deity of Jesus Christ, His blood sacrifice, and other parts of the gospel such as repentance.
The seriousness and gravity of changing God’s word cannot be overemphasized. The Bible contains multiple warnings against anyone who dares to change God’s Holy Word, for example:
Deu4:2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Pro 30:6 Add you not to his words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.
Psa 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psa 12:7 You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this generation for ever.
Rev 22:19 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.
This is not an exhaustive work on Bible versions, the manuscripts, and the major players throughout history, but I will address some changes that are quite subtle and attempt to give anexplanation of just why the changes were made. For a more comprehensive study—please see “The Battle of the Bibles”4 (Total Onslaught) series by Dr. Walter Vieth. If we are serious about our salvation, and God’s Holy Word, then it follows that we need a working knowledge of the different Bible versions, why they are changed, and in what manner.
Hort and Westcott
These two “protestant” Church of England theologians in the mid-19th century were evolutionists, members of the “Ghost Society,’ denied the atonement, the deity of Jesus Christ, and virtually every other vital Biblical doctrine--re-wrotethe already corrupted Aleph, and B manuscripts, also referred to as the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus--because the former was found in a monastery trash can, and the latter found in a monastery at Mt.Sinai, having already many changes, overwrites, and corruptions until B.F. Westcott, and Fenton John Anthony Hortmore severely instituted changes very much in line with Jesuit theology— the Douay Rheims Bible, and the ecumenical viewpoint. Those who read Bible versions such as the RV, ASV, NASV, the NIV and many others based upon the Hort-Westcott Greek New Testament—are reading the very versions that Satan would have them read and study, if they read the Bible at all. Les Garrett says in his book, “Which Bible can we Trust,” November, 1997:
Nowhere in all literature can we find a more perfectly clear self-revelation of Fenton John Anthony Hort than in the "Life and letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort" published in 1896 by his son, Arthur Fenton Hort. Hort was brought up by a well taught, Bible-believing Evangelical mother. She recognized the fact that her son had departed from the faith "once delivered to the saints", and was saddened thereby. The followers of Westcott and Hort are following the lead of men who have departed from the faith and have given themselves over to a strictly forbidden prying into the occult. They had received from the world of spirits a hatred for the true Word of God. After we learn that Hort describes the sacred text as "being that vile TextusReceptus", we read Hort’s words, "Westcott, Gorham, C.B.Scott, Benson, Bradshaw, Laurd and I have started a society for the investigation of ghosts, and all supernatural appearances, and effects, being all disposed to believe that such things really exist, and ought to be discriminated from hoaxes and mere subjective delusions; we shall be happy to obtain any good accounts well authenticated with Names. Our own temporary name is the Ghostly Guild”3
The following are just a few of the more subtle, devastating changes that these two men have dared to make against the Ruler and Creator of the universe Himself—Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and the Father—given through inspiration of the Holy Spirit. These and all unauthorized changes, additions, and deletions are Satan’s ongoing rebellion against Heaven, manifested by his intense hatred for us, whom our Savior Jesus Christ died for.
2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Bible Version Key
King James Version: (KJV) Comes from the Received Text, authorized by King James in 1611. The Geneva Bible was used previously.
American King James Version,Received Text (AKJV) by Michael Englebrite (1999). A nearly perfect word-for-word translation of the KJV, only removing the archaic Elizabethan English. No meanings are changed. For example, ye is you, thy is you, keepest is keep, etc. It’s in the public domain—no copyright, and is available for E-Sword.
The King James Version2000: by Robert A. Couric, (2003) a very good Received Text translation, similar to the AKJV. Available for E-Sword.
American Standard Version: (ASV) Comes from just two ancient manuscripts; the Sinaiticus and the Vaticanus (1901).
The Revised Version: (RV) Comes from just two ancient manuscripts; the Sinaiticus and the Vaticanus (1881).
Douay Rheims Version (DRB) Comes from the Latin Vulgate (1582-1612).
New International Version (NIV) Comes from just two ancient manuscripts; the Sinaiticus and the Vaticanus (1973-1978).
The Clear Wordby Jack Blanco (2003).
Subtle (and not so subtle)Changes
1st John 5:7
1Jn 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one (AKJV—Received Text).
For there are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one (KJV2000—Received Text).
For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement(NIV).
And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth (ASV).
And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth (RV).
Of course the Modern versions destroy the Godhead in 3 Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit each one in unity with the other 2. A truth that really bothers Satan and his agents--they don’t like it—so it’s gone. Which one do you prefer? I like what the Received Text says.
2nd Samuel 21:19
2Sa 21:19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam (AKJV—Received Text).
In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregimb the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod (NIV).
Since we know that David killed Goliath, it could not have been Elhanan (1Ch_20:5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam (AKJV). Historical accuracy is also very important.
2 Samuel 23:5
Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow (AKJV).
“Is not my house right with God? Has he not made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part? Will he not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire? (NIV).
In the NIV the first line is the opposite—his house is right with God, and the last line is also the opposite as every desire is granted. This is the occult way—it’s all turned around backwards.
Ephraim compasses me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet rules with God, and is faithful with the saints (AKJV).
Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, the house of Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One (NIV).
Here we have another occult change by the NIV, which says “Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One,” and the KJV says, “but Judah yet rules with God, and is faithful with the saints.”Two opposite meanings. In addition, “saints” is omitted.
But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you (AKJV).
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (NIV).
These words are omitted by the NIV;“bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you” and, “which spitefully use you.”Satan prefers that we do not bless and do good to those that curse us, and hate us. Jesus, our example blessed the ones who hated Him—even dying for the sins of these who hated Him and nailed Him to the cruel cross.
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost (AKJV).
NIV: Completely gone. The chapter goes from vs. 10 to vs. 12.
Satan and his followers, both evil angels and men, do not accept the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross to save lost sinners. They prefer that all others do not know this truth as well.
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen (AKJV).
So the last shall be first, and the first last (ASV).
So the last shall be first, and the first last (RV).
So the last will be first, and the first will be last (NIV).
“For many be called, but few chosen,” is omitted from the modern versions. Which means many have been offered salvation (false professors) but few will be worthy of eternal life because they have not met the condition of eternal life. The purveyors of false gospels that teach, “just believe,” while having no regard or sense of duty towards a lifetime of sin (confession and repentance) do not like this verse. It also agrees with, Matt. 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen and Mat 7:13 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it (AKJV).
Matthew 20:22,23But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say to him, we are able(AKJV).
And he said to them, You shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not my to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father (AKJV).
You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink? We can,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father (NIV).
Mat 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? They say unto him, We are able (RV).
Mat 20:23 Hesaith unto them, My cup indeed ye shall drink: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give, but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared of my Father (RV).
Mat 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? They say unto him, We are able (ASV).
Mat 20:23 Hesaith unto them, My cup indeed ye shall drink: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared of my Father (ASV).
“And to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” is omitted from the modern versions which means that we are baptized into His sufferings and death— and in fact all of the disciples except John were executed for His sake, literally fulfilling this verse in the Received Text.
Luke 12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Luke 18:32 For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
Luke 18:33 And they shall whip him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
Baptism by fire, may mean the fiery trials that the disciples went through just like their Master did, which must mean the baptism Christ speaks of here in Matthew 20:22, 23. Satan of course does not want us, the followers of Jesus, to count the cost of following Him which is this baptism of fiery trials—and even death to which He clearly states. Jesus does nothing in darkness--however, Satan is not thus limited. In the near future these truths will become more significant when Sabbathkeepers will lose their lives for rejecting the mark of the beast (Rev 20:4).
Mat 25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes (Received Text—KJV).
Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour (RV).
Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour. (ASV)
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour (NIV).
“Wherein the Son of man comes,” is removed. This is very serious and anchors the parable of the ten virgins. By this ending statement, Christ clearly shows that He is the bridegroom in the parable and we are to obtain the oil—The Holy Spirit, that shines brighter with our lamp—the Word of God—upon our path clearly illuminating the way to the kingdom of heaven. Satan, the enemy of all souls desires us not to obtain that preparation that we need for eternal life and the marriage feast of the Lamb in heaven. Therefore, he has inspired his agents with unholy zeal to remove these 6 vital words.
Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only (Received Text—AKJV).
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, a but only the Father (NIV).
But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only (RV).
But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only (ASV).
“Neither the Son,” is added. Does Christ who is God know when He will return? Absolutely! As a man on earth, He was our example by complete dependence upon His Father. This also implies that Jesus Christ is not a part of the Godhead—and was and is a mere man, in which anti-Trinitarians spend copious amounts of time in vain attempts to prove Christ had no divine pre-existence.
Mar 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Received Text—AKJV).
Mar 2:17 And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners (RV).
Mar 2:17 And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners (ASV).
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners (NIV).
“To repentance” is removed. This one is significant because without repentance of sin, one of the conditions for salvation—there is no salvation at all. Notice, From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Mat 4:17;AKJV). The other versions did not change this one—perhaps it would have been too blatant. Repentance from sin is the grand theme in all of Scripture, and Satan wishes us to keep it out of our minds—for him, the less we see it in the Bible the better he likes it.
Mar 6:11 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city (Received Text—AKJV).
Mar 6:11 And whatsoever place shall not receive you, and they hear you not, as ye go forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony unto them (ASV).
Mar 6:11 And whatsoever place shall not receive you, and they hear you not, as ye go forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony unto them (RV).
And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them(NIV).
“Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city,” is removed. The idea of a judgment where one is responsible for unrepented of sins is abhorrent to the devil and his followers. Easy, fluffy type purveyors of false gospels that teach “just believe,” prefer the modern translations. God will by no means clear the guilty;
Exo 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty……
Mar 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me (Received Text—AKJV).
And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me (ASV).
And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me (RV).
Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me (NIV).
(DRB) And Jesus, looking on him, loved him and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee. Go, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me (Douay-Rheems).
“Take up the cross,” is missing from these modern versions, and the Catholic DRV. A vital doctrine for true followers of Christ is they must often suffer persecution and other hard trials as a result of being a Christian. This is quite the diabolical change.
Mar 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answers again, and said to them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! (Received Text—AKJV).
The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God (NIV).
“Trust in riches” is removed in the NIV, which is the main topic of Jesus’ discourse in these verses. It seems Satan here wants it to be categorically hard under all circumstances—not just for the rich man, to enter heaven.
Mar 13:14 But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that reads understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:(Received Text—AKJV).
“When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation standing where it does not belong”—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains (NIV).
“Spoken of by Daniel the prophet,” is removed Daniels’ prophecies—the 70 weeks and others that are vital to prove the Messiah’s advent, along with the destruction of Jerusalem. This diabolically clever omission that originates from the adversary of souls removes the prophetic proof leaving the reader to wonder where it came from.
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men (Received Text—AKJV).
Luk2:14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased. (RV).
Luk2:14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased (ASV)
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests (NIV).
“In whom he is well pleased,” is added in the RV and the ASV, “on whom his favor rests,” added in the NIV. These changes are very serious indeed, indicating that salvation is only available to a chosen few—and not to the whole world; “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved (John 3:17). The death of Jesus on the cross is effective for everyone in the world—not to the few who may be keeping God’s commandments at His advent.
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God (Received Text—AKJV).
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone.” (NIV)
And Jesus answered unto him, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone. (RV)
And Jesus answered unto him, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone. (ASV)
“But by every word of God,” is removed from the last 3 versions. It is critical for the man and woman of God that we do indeed strive to live by every word of God. How can we know that if this very instruction is removed from God’s word?
2nd Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (Received Text—AKJV).
Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness (RV).
Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness (ASV).
“Every scripture inspired of God,” gives the impression that only some of the Bible is inspired—and some isn’t. And who makes that determination?The pope? The received text has it right once again by the rendering of, “All scripture.”
Luke 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, “You know not what manner of spirit you are of”(Received Text).
5 But Jesus turned and rebuked them (NIV).
Luke9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them (RV).
Luke9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them (ASV)
Unfortunately, we see that the ending, qualifying phrase, “You know not what manner of spirit you are of,” is removed from the Minority text. Here, Jesus is teaching that two spirits exist in the world—that of God’s and Satan’s—Jesus desiring to make clear to His disciples just where their evil words originated from. His followers would then be more apt to resist temptation
Naturally, the enemy wants to try and hide this information from us, so that we are not so much aware of his workings to deceive. Our battle is not with human flesh, ”but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12).
Rev 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God (Received Text).
Rev 14:5 No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless (NIV).
Rev 14:5 And in their mouth was found no lie: they are without blemish (ASV).
Rev 14:5 And in their mouth was found no lie: they are without blemish (RV).
“Before the throne of God,” reveals the Investigative Judgment, in which the destroyer wishes to deceive God’s people, and thus we may excuse our sin that separates us from Him, is removed. Under special attack are the distinctive Bible-based doctrines of the 7th Day Adventist Church. The devil knows that when his victim rejects the Investigative Judgment, complete apostasy will soon follow. Desmond Ford is a prime example—who also used faulty Bible versions in a vain attempt to “prove” his case.
Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city (AKJV-- Received Text).
Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city (ASV).
Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city (RV).
Rev 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city (NIV).
We know of a certainty that Lucifer hates God’s Law, and in this vital passage (Received Text) coming right after the close of probation in vs. 11, nails down the certainty that only those who truly love God’s law of freedom from sin, the Ten Commandments, will joyfully walk with the world’s Redeemer into eternal paradise never more to suffer the effects of sin—defined Biblically as the transgression of these very same Commandments by John, “Whoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law”(1Jn 3:4).
The destroyer has all so cleverly inserted text in the place of “do his commandments,” that agrees theologically with other passages so that many do not discern this deception. “Wash their robes,” lines up with these texts:
Rev_6:11 Andwhite robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Rev_7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands
Rev_7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
It matches very closely with the salvation theme of Rev. 7:14
Rev 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Many Christians that may have a superficial understanding of Scripture are quite comfortable with this very subtle change that looks perfectly fine and is very true indeed, while at the same time the enemy of souls has made a subtle attack upon an important doctrine that reveals the true believer’s attitude towards God’s unchangeable moral law. It’s vitally important to “know God’s Word” by relying on the TextusReceptusmanuscripts and the KJV, AKJV, etc. as a reading and study Bible. No version is perfect. The KJV does contain some errors and we should catalogue and understand all of them.
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said to him, Get you behind me, Satan: for it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve (Received Text, AKJV).
And Jesus answered and said unto him, It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve(ASV).
And Jesus answered and said unto him, It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve (RV).
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only (NIV).
And Jesus answering said to him. It is written: Thou shalt adore the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve(Douay Rheims Bible, DRB).
“Get you behind me, Satan,” is removed. It appears that Satan and his hosts would prefer us to have them just hang around…permanently. “Adore,” in the DRB carries a much different meaning than “worship”—a much lesser term. We may adore certain persons—or even our favorite pet, we do not worship them.
Act 13:42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath (KJV).
And as they went out, they besought that these words might be spoken to them the next Sabbath.(ASV).
And as they went out, they besought that these words might be spoken to them the next Sabbath(RV).
In the ASV and RV, “synagogue,” and “Jews,”are removed. It’s important to know that the Jews went to church on the Sabbath because of widespread Sunday observance we see now, and for the last 1500 years. Satan is behind the Roman power who thought to change God’s law (see Daniel 7:25) and he still desires to keep many deceived on this so very vital doctrine.
Act 16:7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not (KJV).
Act 16:7 and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not (ASV).
Act 16:7 and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not (ASV).
When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to (NIV).
The Spirit—Holy Spirit, is changed to the “Spirit of Jesus.” Concerning the state of the dead, some believe that as the life force leaves a dead person, the spirit, or soul, flies away to heaven or hell or some other place. Perhaps someone new to the Bible may read this and actually think it’s the crucified Jesus’spirit not allowing the apostles to enter Bithynia.There is also a belief that I’ve seen in Adventist (or offshoot) circles that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus, and not the third Person of the Godhead.
1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us (Received Text, AKJV).
Purge out the old leaven that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our Passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ (ASV).
Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our Passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ (ASV).
Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed (NIV).
“For us,” is removed. We need to know that Jesus Christ has sacrificed Himself…for us. Quite the seemingly insignificant omission, but it carries lots of meaning…for us!
Mat 18:2 And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the middle of them,
Mat 18:3 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven (Received Text, AKJV).
And he called to him a little child, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven (RV).
And he called to him a little child, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven (ASV).
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (NIV).
“Converted,” has been changed to “turn” in the RV and ASV, making it appear that no conversion is necessary, only childlikeness. The NIV renders it “change,” essentially the same as the other two. Conversion is a word Satan hates.
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him (Received Text, AKJV).
For in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him(ASV).
for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him (RV).
For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and in him(DRB).
“By Him, is changed to “in Him.” A strange sort of reverse pantheism perhaps. How did God create the earth, “in Him?” Once again, the Received text gets it right.
Heb 1:2 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds (Received Text, AKJV).
(RV) hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds;
(ASV) hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds;
“Spoken to us by his Son,” is changed to “spoken unto us in his Son,” which appears to be like the preceding verse—some kind of a negative-type spiritualization of the phrase.
Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ (Received Text, AKJV).
And to make all men see what is the dispensation of the mystery which from all ages hath been hid in God who created all things (RV).
And to make all men see what is the dispensation of the mystery which for ages hath been hid in God who created all things (ASV).
And to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things (NIV).
“By Jesus Christ,” is removed, another satanic attack upon the deity of Christ. “Fellowship of the mystery is changed to dispensation and administration, which seems to attack the unity of believers in the mystery of salvation. This one is serious indeed.
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins(Received Text, AKJV).
In whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins (ASV).
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins (DRB).
In whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins (RV).
In whom we have redemption,the forgiveness of sins (NIV).
“Through his blood,” is removed. This is a very vital part of the gospel—without His shed blood we have no forgiveness for sin.
2 Thess 2:2
2Th 2:2 That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand (Received Text, AKJV).
Not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come (NIV).
‘Is at hand,” is changed to “has already come. The early Christians believed that Christ’s second coming was imminent—not that He had already come. The Received Text is the more accurate-notwithstanding whether or not it’s a major doctrine, or the reality of the historical, Biblical record. God’s Holy Word must stand as He has given it.
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ (Received Text, AKJV).
(RV) looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;
(DRB) Looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
(ASV) looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us (AKJV, Received Text).
Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption (New King James Version (NKJV).
Authors note: The NKJV is largely acceptable as a good translation—however, it has ignored the Received Text 1200 times, and when using this version, it’s helpful to know where the changes are.
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining[a] eternal redemption (NIV).
Paul writes this in the 1st century church just after Jesus entered the holy place of the heavenly sanctuary. He did not enter the Most Holy place until October 22, 1844. A direct attack upon the sanctuary doctrine that defines Adventism other than the 7th Day Sabbath.
“Glorious appearing,” is changed to “appearing of the glory,” and “coming of the glory, “so is Christ coming Himself in all His glory, or is only His glory coming? This one is very subtle indeed. I’m sure Satan would exult if Jesus Himself did not come, but somehow “would send His glory,” and stay in heaven!
The Clear Word
This paraphrase by Jack Blanco has been termed the “Adventist Bible” by many of our detractors on the world wide web. While this version has certainly rendered a large number of verses very “clear” indeed, but I’m afraid Mr. Blanco may find himself in very hot water with God. I have one verse here that’s very problematic indeed, and is certainly enough for me to send this thing to the garbage where it belongs!
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (KJV).
“This calls for more than human wisdom, but with spiritual insight anyone can calculate its name and number, which is six hundred and sixty six. It’s a name and number made by man” (The Clear Word).
While it is certainly true that, “It’s a name and number made by man,” the real meaning of this verse has been totally destroyed, making it impossible to identify who or what this is. This last verse is absolutely vital to chapter 13 because it anchors the identification of the sea beast of Rev.13:1, which is the papacy. Furthermore,“beast” has been omitted, and instead of the correct rendering of,“for it is the number of a man,” we have “It’s a name and number made by man.”
VicarivsFilii Dei in Latin is an official title of the pope which is “Vicar of the Son of God.” From the Catholic churches own writings we have this, “…so, because the Church seems weak, and the Vicar of the Son of God is renewing the Passion of his Master upon earth, therefore we are scandalized, therefore we turn our faces from him. Where, then, is our faith? But the Son of God foretold these things when He said, "And now I have told you, before it come to pass; that when it shall come to pass, you may believe."*
* St. John xiv. 29.5
This is only one out of hundreds or thousands of examples. Furthermore, many texts of Roman Catholic writings use, “Vicar of Jesus Christ,” which is essentially the same title, but does not add up to 666. However, VicarivsFilii Dei does indeed, and is precisely what the verse means, “the number of a man,” not just a name and number made by man. Moreover, this title in ages past was worn as a tiara on the popes head until the reformation leaders identified the beast as the papal see. Then, they took steps to hide that evidence, but their own writings expose them.
V I C A R I V S F I L I I D E I
5 1 100 - - 1 5 - -1 50 1 1 500 - 1= 666
This, with all the other identifying characteristics positively identifies this beast power as none other than the Roman Catholic papacy—the pope and man of sin (2Thess.2:3). Changing the Word—the Word of the living God is very serious indeed, the gravity of such cannot be underestimated nor understated. Thus this solemn warning;
Rev 22:19And 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.
These are only a few of the changes that occur in the newer and older translations of the Bible. The NIV alone has over 6000 word deletions alone in the New Testament. I would encourage everyone to follow this up with more studies on changing the word, the what, the why, when, and what it means in terms of understanding God’s Word. The KJV is suppressed in Spiritual Formation classes across Adventism because it exposes their errors while the NIV a Jesuit-style, ecumenical version, supports their false doctrines. The issue of changing the Word is certainly a most subtle, while a most important subject, and can mean life or death for the reader. Don’t fall for these deceptions!
3. " The Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort Vol. 1 Page 211 and Which Bible can we Trust, Page 238, by Les Garrett.