A Voice In The Wilderness  NIV NASV
The title of this version is extremely deceptive and positively dangerous; because the unsuspecting believer will purchase it not knowing that he/she is getting an unholy counterfeit of the real Bible - the King James Version. In his book Final Authority author William P Grady says this concerning the NKJV.
|Quote:||"From 1611 to 1881, God's foot soldiers wielded
KJV swords while defending spiritual barley fields against Jesuits
armed with Douay-Rheims Versions. Their grip grew tighter from
1881-1974 as one Alexandrian impostor after another was driven
from the field. |
Suddenly, a profit-oriented corporation ( the same crown who manufactured the enemies swords ) would prevail upon the church to believe that the Holy Spirit had abruptly ordered a weapon change - in the very heat of the battle!
Their corrupt rendering of Romans 1:25 says it best. Instead of the KJV's 'changed' we read, who 'exchanged the truth of God for a lie.' A true believer will never exchange his KJV for a NKJV. The reason for this resistance is the same today as it was in Bible days. With his very life at stake, the grip of the ancient warrior was so intense that warm water was often needed at battle's end to literally pry the weapon from his cramped hands. A person with an ounce of spiritual discernment can see that He who 'is not the author of confusion' would never pick such timing to introduce yet another English revision! The outstanding distinction of a spiritual warrior will always be that, 'his hand clave unto the sword'
The truth of the matter is that the New King
James Version represents Satan's ultimate deception to oppose
God's remnant in the closing days of the New Testament age .
Having enlisted the lukewarm materialist with his NIV,
the devil sets a trap for the diligent soul winner with the NKJV.
Although his worldly counterparts embraced the oldest is best
theory of manuscript evidences, the true Bible believer refused
to abandon the Majority Text, retaining the Divine commendation
of, 'thou has kept my word.' Thus we find Satan attempting
to wean him away from his Authorized Version with the deceitful
half-step of a generic look-alike, TRANSLATED FROM THE TRUSTWORTHY
Conservative estimates of the total translation changes in the NKJV are generally put at over 100,000! This is an average of 82 changes for each of the 1219 pages in the NKJV Along this line of abuse, the most shocking revelation about the 'New' King James Version is that it is literally laced with 'old' readings from the Revised Standard and New American Standard Versions. This revival of Alexandrian readings is one of the best-kept secrets of the decade. Whenever there is a marked departure from the text of the KJV, the alternative reading is frequently taken from either the RSV, NASV, or oftentimes, both. For instance, in the first chapter of John's Gospel, there are 51 verses. Of this total, 45 ( or 88% ) have been altered by the NKJV. Among this number, 34 ( 75% ) exhibit a distinct RSV or NASV reading while 6 show a partial reading. Only 5 ( 15% ) appear unique to the NKJV." ( Ref:E2 )
No doubt very soon another counterfeit Bible will make its appearance. Perhaps it will be called the New Authorized Version. All I can say to the Christian world is -
Comparisons with the KJV
In his book God Wrote Only One Bible Jasper
Ray compares some 162 verses in 46 different Bible translations
with the KJV which is based on Textus Receptus, the text used
by the early churches and Protestant Reformers. His findings make
the purchase of his book an absolute must. Very briefly here are
a few of his findings:
Notice how each new translation contains more errors than the one that went before. Are you, dear reader, willing to recognize such error; and how Satan is gradually weakening the very foundation of Christian doctrine - the Holy Bible? Bear in mind that every verse, every word, every jot and tittle of Scripture is eternal: it will outlast the present universe!
|Matthew 5:18||For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.|
How presumptuous, then, for puny man to attempt to delete, amend and corrupt the sacred Scriptures. I tremble to think of the fate of those who are responsible. Believe it or not, when I learned these facts I was stunned, flabbergasted and ashamed all at the same time. To think that I had been taken in so easily - for so long! But once I saw the light I determined that - I would tell the world! The Internet is allowing me to do so. I pray that in the course of time millions will find out what I have learned these past months. You too may have a part in exposing the corruption in the modern translations of the Bible. The question is: Do you have the humility and the courage to face up to these facts? Have you the spiritual eyes to see that the real Bible for the English-speaking world is still the Authorized King James Version?
These are vital questions all informed believers have to answer for themselves. We cannot ignore them. Should we continue to daily study corrupt "bibles" and risk the wrath of the Almighty God? Eating infected meat, by comparison, is of minor importance when we consider the awesome spiritual issue before us. Would you knowingly eat infected or unclean meat once it has been brought to your notice? Surely no one would knowingly eat polluted food, however attractive, appetizing or nourishing it may otherwise be. The recent CJD and E-Coli outbreaks in Britain caused by eating infected food are simply low-level illustrations of how easily infection can spread and cause death. How much more serious do you suppose is this matter of eating unholy spiritual meat - polluted Bibles!
The Bible tells us that God overlooks people's ignorance; but once they know the truth, they are held accountable.
Yes, as far as this Bible Version issue is
concerned, you now know the Truth. You are no longer ignorant
of it. What then are you going to do about it? For our part we will
no longer study any "Bible" based on corrupt
manuscripts and translated by unbelievers.
Moreover, ALL future Bible quotations at the AVITW Internet sites will only be from the Authorized King James Bible. AVITW articles placed on the Internet before March 1997 will, in the course of time, be purged of quotations taken from modern Bible translations: simply because readers may think that we accept those translations as the inspired Word of God - which we no longer do. Existing hard copy stocks of AVITW Booklets, Sermon Notes and Lessons held in stock are being used up: and future reprinted Bible quotations will only be from the King James Version. Yahweh willing - this will be done.
A final comment by Rev. Gipp:
|Quote:|| "All the translations before and after 1881
which were going to replace the Authorized Version lie
silently in the 'grave' right now. Those which do not, shall soon
join their ranks in the halls of the 'improved,' 'thoroughly reliable,'
'truly accurate,' and 'starters of a new tradition,' - dead. They
have failed to start one revival. They have failed to induce Christians
back to reading their Bibles, and have only succeeded in casting
doubt on the true Word of God. The question is, can we repair
the damage already done and proceed from here? The answer is YES!"
( Ref: B8 )|
Our sincere prayer is: That you will be amongst those who help repair the enormous damage already done.
Elder: Max W. Mader
AVITW - CANADA
A) .. STORY OF OUR ENGLISH BIBLE by W Scott
B) .. AN UNDERSTANDABLE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE by Rev. Samuel C Gipp. Bible believers Baptist Bookstore: 1252 East Aurora Road, Macedonia, Ohio 44056 USA
C) .. LET'S WEIGH THE EVIDENCE by Barry Burton. Chick Publications: PO Box 662, Chino, CA 91708-0662 USA
D) .. GOD WROTE ONLY ONE BIBLE by Jasper J Ray, Eye Opener Publications: PO Box 7944, Eugene, Oregon, 974 01 USA
E) .. FINAL AUTHORITY by William P Grady. Grady Publications: PO Box 506, Schererville, Indiana 46375. USA
F) .. WHICH BIBLE by David Otis Fuller, D.D. published by The Institute for Biblical Textual Studies. Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503. USA
G) .. THE KING JAMES VERSION DEFENDED by Edward F Hills. Christian Research Press PO Box 13023, Des Moines, Iowa 50310-0023 USA
H) .. WESTMINSTER DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE
J)..TRUTH TRIUMPHANT by Bejamin. G. Wilkinson, published by Teach Services, Route 1 Box 182, Brushton, USA
K) .. FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS published
by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand rapids, Michigan USA
L) .. TRINITARIAN BIBLE SOCIETY:
Tyndale House , Dorset Road, London SW19 3NN. http://biz.ukonline.co.uk/trinitarian.bible.society/
M) .. Answers to Tough Questions by Josh McDowell and Don Stuart. Scripture Press, Amersham-on-the-Hill, Bucks HP6 6JQ, England. ( ISBN 0-946515-51-4 )
N) .. CREATION SCIENCE MOVEMENT
P) .. REVISION REVISED by Dean Burgon. Published by the Dean Burgon Society, Box 354, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108, USA Tel:609-854-4452
This article is just an introduction to the vital subject of Bible Versions. Leading believers of whatever church: bishops, priests, ministers, pastors, theological students, elders, deacons, Bible instructors etc. all have a grave responsibility to make sure that they do not sideline this issue as unimportant: because it is critical! Once again I urge all Christian leaders to write to one or more of the addresses above for lists of books dealing with this matter of Bible Versions: for great will be the wrath of Almighty God on those who knowingly and wilfully remain in darkness or keep their flocks in blissful ignorance.
Ref. Books on Bible Versions
King James Version Sites
A Voice In The Wilderness Vital Topics Booklet Index