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Simple Chronology of KJAVand New Versions

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This is a tale of deception and stupidity. It shows how newer manuscripts were passed-off as the oldest, and very bad scholarship (or none at all) was called the very best! A simple (truncated) chronology of the King James Authorised Version (KJAV) and all other ‘new versions’ will show the truth of the matter...

The 1611 King James Authorised Version Chronology

0 – 100 AD. Original manuscripts written in koine Greek, the language of the people.

30 AD – 400 AD. Thus far the earliest known canonical book has been dated as approximately 35 AD, which places it in the centre of the life of Christ on earth. We cannot get much older than that! By 400 AD all the books we now commonly know of as the New Testament were accepted as authentic and the only books to be used by the early churches. Just as the KJAV translators spent many hours and scholarly discussions over content and translation, so these early churches spent a long time discussing what the Holy Spirit was showing them – the final content of the New Testament. A reading of the Apocrypha will show why the early churches left its contents out of the canon of scripture. Those who studied and included the authentic manuscripts at the time were led by God to choose what they did, and ALL chose the same manuscripts, and rejected the same false ones. By 400 AD, though the originals were lost or had simply disintegrated, what they had were pure copies of the originals, faithfully transmitting every word and jot as it was originally given. Thus, the manuscripts reviewed up to 400 AD were, to all intent and purpose, the same as the originals, the Received Text.

452 AD – 1453 AD. The Received Text (Textus Receptus) was used by all genuine churches and was the basis for all genuine theological studies and research. This is because Christians knew that what they studied was the SAME as the originals, being exact copies. The Holy Spirit ensured this was so, but modernists hate this notion, saying there was no inspiration and no accurate transmission. But, they have no proof to support their erroneous claims.

1516 AD. Catholic priest, Desiderius Erasmus, edited the first printing of the Greek New Testament. This agreed totally with the Textus Receptus. This was strange, but proves God’s hand, for Erasmus was cynical of the then Roman church with its many excesses and heresies. Unlike many Reformers he never left the Roman church, remaining a monk all his life. His task was to challenge Romanists to get back to the original Christian life. Though he liked the Jerome version of the New Testament (the Vulgate) he went back to sources he considered to be more accurate, and gave the world (or, rather, academics and priests) a new Latin version of the New Testament, much used by the Reformers. His work was the basis for the 1611 KJAV New Testament, because it went back to authentic copies of the originals.

1526 AD. The first printing of the New Testament by William Tyndale. He, too, worked directly from authentic copies of the originals. He had obtained Luther’s German New Testament, about four years earlier, because they were based on the work of Erasmus. His work was "compiled by Erasmus from several manuscripts older and more authoritative than the Latin Vulgate". (Thus, the claims of Westcott and Hort, referring to manuscripts ‘older than those of the Textus Receptus’ is here clearly refuted by Tynedale!). (A C Partridge, ‘English Biblical Translation’, London. Deutsch Ltd., p 38). As only the Vulgate was authorised by the Roman church, it was rather revolutionary, and why he was hanged. In his work he referred to the Greek and Latin New Testaments of Erasmus, and Luther’s German version of the Vulgate.

1550 AD. (For a complete modern copy go to http://bibletranslation.ws/down/TRStephens1550.pdf). A Greek New Testament was written by Robert Estienne, also known as Stephanus or Stephens, who added variant readings in the margins. It followed the Textus Receptus sources. Also called the ‘Royal Edition’, it was very popular in England.

1611 AD. The most famed Bible of them all, the KJAV. Translated from the Textus Receptus for the New Testament and the Hebrew Masoretic Text for the Old Testament. Throughout the ages genuine scholars have relied and transmitted the text copied accurately from the originals, those accepted by the early churches.

Then we come to the necrotic versions of scripture, the fruit of a rotten tree. These are the corrupt versions arising from Alexandria and resurrected by Westcott and Hort and other heretics. (Matthew 7:18; 12:33).

All Non-KJAV Versions

0 – 400 AD. Like writers of pornography who pollute minds and abuse writing skills and purity, producers of corrupt Bible versions began as soon as the authentic versions were written. The New Testament as we know it (KJAV) first began as original letters and manuscripts written by Apostles and other disciples, who knew Christ or, like Luke, knew His teaching intimately through Paul et al. What they wrote was authentic and accurate. These originals were sent to local churches of the day, read out, and then passed on to other local churches. To prevent them wearing out, faithful copies were made, correct in every word and detail. But, heretics took these copies and rewrote them with unauthorised amendments that reflected their particular heresy. Paul referred to these corrupters of the authentic versions in 2 Corinthians 2:17. These corrupt copies were never accepted by the churches. Most of these were located in Alexandria, Egypt, home of spiritual pornography.

331 AD. Eusebius was ordered by Emperor Constantine to produce a Bible that would appeal to every ‘brand’ of Christian in the empire – ecumenism! But, Eusebius was a follower of Origen, who, amongst other things, denied the deity of Jesus Christ, saying He was created like anyone else. This is the Arian heresy, still taught today by such cults as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and, sadly, even in so-called Protestant churches and in parts of charismaticm.

1481 AD. Vaticanus was found in the Vatican library. This should not surprise us, because the library contains countless heretical and horrendous books. This manuscript contains the heresies of Origen and Arianism, and repeatedly denies the deity of Christ (as do new versions). Some believe this document is the last remaining copy of Eusebius’ vain work, because of the date of its writing.

1844 AD. Sinaiticus manuscript was found in the Monastery of St Catherine by a Constantin von Tischendorf, who would become a leading Higher Critic. Almost amusingly, it was found in a trash-can. It seems to have evaded admirers of this document that when such a manuscript is in a trash-can it is because it contains many transcription flaws and is not accurate! It agrees mainly with the Vaticanus and is Arian in nature. This means that the trash-can document is as heretical as the Vaticanus that it copied! Thus, it agrees NOT with the majority of all texts written down through the centuries, but only with corrupt versions (about 1%) of early documents produced by heretics. (Please forgive my cynicism, but it is also possible that the finder of the manuscript actually wrote it, so that it would agree with his unbelieving Higher Critical hypotheses! I find it rather odd that the manuscript was ‘found’ just before Westcott and Hort did their foul damage).

1881 AD. Westcott and Hort produced their Greek Text in what is known as the Revised Version of the Bible. It followed NOT the authenticated texts of the Textus Receptus but the corrupt texts of Vaticanus and Sinaiticus. The authors twisted facts and claimed these were older than the sources used by the Textus Receptus, and many Christians have swallowed this lie ever since. Because of this lie, several wicked versions have been published, such as the JW version, the homosexual bible (Queen James), a bible for ‘greens’ (the Green Bible), and bibles in slothful language. Because the majority of Christians have foolishly bought the new versions, the KJAV is now rarely found in bookshops or in the homes of Christians. It is a fact that only 1% or less of the population are homosexuals at any one time, but they affect the whole population. Interestingly, new versions consist of only about 1% of all corrupt sources, but these are followed by the majority of people who use them and have not bothered to properly examine them or their writers. Satan’s 1%.

It is an interesting fact that followers of new versions tend to be spiteful and arrogant, hating the KJAV and the Textus Receptus, and abusive towards Christians who use it. Why is there this outward anger and abuse? It does not sit well with the claim to love Christ or His Body! Nevertheless, the new versions are unsuitable for ANY purpose. And, contrary to popular belief (propagandised by writers of new versions), new versions are NOT ‘easier to read’! No serious Christian can ever use them for proper study or research, as a comparative study of versions would prove.

The chronologies above are not complete, but only representative. They show very clearly that new versions have a very bad pedigree – Rome and earlier heretics, who were even rejected by Roman monks like Erasmus! They also show that new versions are based on fake claims to superiority, which teach Jesus Christ is not God amongst other things. The actual source is therefore plain – Satan. Will you listen to truth? Or, are you of those referred to in Proverbs 10:8? “The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.” God’s commandments are found in all the authentic copies based on the authentic originals. Are you wise in heart... or a prating fool?

© January 2013

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