Almost the whole Church has been deceived by the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Even genuine, saved, people have been misled and pulled into the world of bad translation and deception, by marketing, pastors and erroneous preachers. Most of these have themselves been duped by the hype put out by ‘big name’ preachers and by publishers.
In this article I will indicate just a few reasons why Christians should not just avoid, but condemn, the NIV, leaving it in the dark corner it should be left in. The best version available, the KJAV (and NOT the New KJAV), is often hard to locate and buy. I recommend that if you do not already have one, you should immediately buy a copy (unadulterated and without commentary if possible, or, with a Strong’s set of footnotes) before its purchase will no longer be possible. It is being cast aside for a very good reason – not because it is ‘hard to understand’, but because it is the only true version in print today.
The NIV was, and still is, the doorway to further error, and the link to sinful corruption of the word of God. This is why it is important to see the NIV for what it is – Satan’s very clever ploy to deceive Christians. If you have an NIV, please do not stiffen your neck and rigidly keep it; read this article and then go on to more detailed books about it, and stop being a pawn of the godless. I recognise that most who have an NIV have it with the best intentions. But, it is God you must answer to, not me.
“Preachers are dime-a-dozen; but few men truly walk with the God of the Bible. One of the biggest problems is that Satan has duped preachers out of their Bible, under the pretence of a "new" and "improved" bible, which is no Bible at all. The New International Bible (NIV) is by far the most popular Bible today; yet, it is saturated with damnable heresies.” (http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Bible/NIV/worship.htm )
“STRONG'S EXHAUSTIVE CONCORDANCE OF THE BIBLE shows that the SAME Greek word is used for the word "worship" in Matthew 8:2 and 20:20, as in Revelation 13:12,15 and 14:11. Yet, deceitfully, the translators of the NIV used the word "bowed" in Matthew 8:2 and 20:20; BUT kept the word "worship" to refer to Satan in Revelation 13:12,15 and 14:11.
So the NIV translators don't have a problem with anyone worshipping Satan (i.e., the Beast); they only have a problem with someone WORSHIPPING JESUS. What do you expect from homosexual translators? Check for yourself and you'll learn that the same Greek word for worship, proskuneo, is used in both Matthew 8:2 and Matthew 20:20, as in Revelation 13:12,15 and Revelation 14:11. So why did the NIV translators dishonestly remove all New Testament references to anyone WORSHIPPING the Lord Jesus Christ?” (As above).
The word for ‘worshipped’ is proskyneō in the verses referred to above. It has about eight possible meanings, depending on context. In the context of Matthew 8:2 it very clearly can be interpreted* as expressing respect towards Christ as the leper made his supplication. The leper obviously believed Jesus could heal him, so the worship was seriously made. (* See our articles on the definition of proper interpretation).
A similar attitude and belief is found in Matthew 20:20, when Zebedee’s wife, Salome, approached the Lord. She paid homage to Jesus before making her request known. (Zebedee was the father of apostles James the Great and John). The NIV text does not convey the same reverence for Jesus. Indeed, the NIV implies that the mother kneeled only to ask a favour, thus reducing her plea to an human interaction rather than a woman speaking to someone she recognised to be God. Can you not see this vital difference? The same deliberate error is placed in chapter 8 verse 2.
In both cases the strength of the actual text is missing, or, rather, removed, in order to weaken the meaning. It is not a genuine translation, but only a half-translation with a deletion. So, ‘worship’ is replaced by a weak and ineffectual ‘knelt down’. Yet, the Revelation 13:12 text in the NIV has the word ‘worship’ kept in the translation, thus equating the second beast with someone miraculous and worthy to be worshipped... a meaning not gone unnoticed by cults and satanic believers. The word ‘worship’ is a correct translation, but it is the interpretation and implication that is wrong.
Let it be made plain – the Matthew text is not given a true translation, but only a weakened and half translation; the Revelation translation is correct, but is given superiority to the Matthew text, though the same word is used. While this is only one word, when all the other mistranslations are added together (and there are many thousands) the effect is damaging to faith and understanding, as well as blasphemous. (It is perhaps appropriate that the word in Revelation can be taken back to a root meaning a dog licking the hand of its master, kyōn, which metaphorically means a man who is impudent or impure of mind: the impudence and impurity of Satan is well-known!). The meaning in this Revelation text is that the second beast is receiving worship that properly belongs to the Lord, and so it is inappropriate and wicked. The same can be said of verse 15. Note how Islam is now putting to death all who refuse to worship Satan (Allah), showing the evil of a word misused for the demonic.
The NIV for 14:11 has similar connotations, where those who worship the beast will suffer forever, for worshipping Satan instead of God. Though the retention of the word ‘worship’ is correct in this text, and is retained by the NIV, it is still erroneous in its intention – to give more credibility to Satan than to God.
The NIV removes the name of Jesus in 38 places. If the name appears in the original texts (which it does) WHY should NIV translators remove it? This is blatant disregard for God’s declared word and truth. In effect it is blasphemy. I urge readers to understand that God gave us His word, called the Bible. We may not tamper with that word but must represent it accurately and honestly. It takes great irreverence to remove what God put there Himself! Those who read the NIV are complicit in this blasphemy, whether they know it or not.
Homosexuals Hate God
Homosexuals do everything in their power to remove God and His influence in this world. This especially occurs when a translation committee invites homosexuals to translate a new Bible. If you do not understand or acknowledge the wickedness of homosexuals, then perhaps you need to study their behaviour, statements and intentions, which are all foul. But, above all, see what God says about them. (See our articles). No homosexual may have any part in Christian work, nor be a member of a local church.
“The New International Translation (NIV) is straight out of the pits of Hell. The man appointed to be the Chairman of the Old Testament Committee of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation, Dr. Marten Woudstra, was a homosexual. Also, Virginia Mollenkott, who worked as the stylistic editor for the translation, is a proud lesbian. Some of Dr. Woudsta's collaborators on the NIV knew about his homosexuality years ago during the translation process. The fact that a homosexual oversaw the translating of the Old Testament should be alarming to anyone who loves the Lord Jesus Christ and recognizes the Word of God as the most important Book in their life. The sad truth is that at least two known homosexuals influenced the NIV used in most churches today.”
(as above: Jesus-is-saviour).
The translators had intellectual prowess – but, do you really think it right that homosexuals should oversee translation of God’s word, which roundly condemns them and says He sends them to hell? If you cannot get to grips with what I am saying then there is little point in reading any farther. Homosexuals are perverted first and last. Everything else is strained through their peculiar, God-condemned viewpoint, which is foul.
Woudstra rejected the idea that the Old Testament spoke out against homosexuality! Even though it is explicit and obvious. Do you really think that two homosexuals translated honestly, when they had the opportunity to make radical changes? Then you do not understand the homosexual mind. Woudstra did what he could to remove condemnation of his evil activities, and did so subversively so as not to bring attention to his wicked false translation. And this translation, the NIV, is what Christians are accepting as valid!
Do you not wonder why the word ‘sodomite’ is not found in the NIV? Really? When you know that one sodomite was in charge of the Old Testament translation, and another was in charge of stylistic content? The word ‘sodomite’ is accurate and appears in the originals. Note that Woudstra is the only ‘name’ publicly known to be homosexual. However, others on the translation committee supported the beliefs of the ECI (Evangelicals Concerned Inc), which claimed that same-sex ‘love’ was agreeable to the churches (see jesus-is-saviour), and those ‘names’ were much bigger than that of Woudstra. In other words, while Woudstra was a known homosexual, the rest were happy to condone it and to leave his bad translation in place; that is, demeaning the Lord Jesus Christ and vaunting homosexuality.
Note that the church group to which he belonged (the Christian Reformed Church, which is Dutch Calvinistic) has since come out in favour of homosexuality. Is this a coincidence? I do not think so. The pastor in charge of writing the report was a close friend of Woudstra, Clarence Boomsma, and he admitted that Woudstra helped to write the report! And that report went a long way to label homosexuals as ‘Christian homosexuals’ – an abomination we have today.
Another abomination is that Woudstra made the assertion that it was acceptable to be homosexual so long as one was ‘celibate’, and this assertion is found in the NIV New Testament! Thus, the NIV has ignited the idea of having ‘Christian’ homosexuals and that it was acceptable to be a ‘celibate’ homosexual! Both are impossible.
I agree with the jesus-is-lord site, which calls the NIV “evil and corrupt”, along with its publishers, who also publish ‘The Satanic Bible’ and ‘The Joy of Gay Sex’! Their concern is not with truth or godliness, but with earning large sums for printing garbage.
We can also look at the part played by two earlier heretics, Westcott and Hort (see our articles on these heretics), whose work was the foundation of the NIV; they openly stated that they hated the KJAV. Note that there are two sources for translation: one is the age-old genuine source and the other – used by the NIV and the other modern versions – is the corrupt Alexandrian Greek text. The NIV used the latter, giving it false credibility. In many ways the NIV is not unlike the heretical New World Translation used by JWs. It reduces Jesus to a man, a prophet.
Perversion of Truth
The following is taken word for word from the jesus-is-lord site (why re-invent the wheel?). I thank them for usage. I have made a few additional notes in the text but clearly distinguish them from the jesus-is-lord text by prefacing with ‘KBN’. The text refers to the KJB, whereas I use the term KJAV. Both refer to the same version.
The NIV perverts the deity of Jesus Christ!
I TIMOTHY 3:16: The clearest verse in the Bible proclaiming that Jesus Christ was God. The King James Bible (KJB) reads, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH. . ." The King James says, plainly, "GOD was manifest in the flesh". The NIV reads, "HE appeared in a body". The NIV "twists" "GOD" to "HE". "HE appeared in a body"? So What? Everyone has "appeared in a body"! "He" is a pronoun that refers to a noun or antecedent. There is no antecedent in the context! The statement does NOT make sense! The NIV subtly (see Genesis 3:1) perverts I Timothy 3:16 into utter nonsense!
PHILIPPIANS 2:6: The KJB again clearly declares the deity of Jesus Christ: "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery TO BE EQUAL WITH GOD" The NIV reads, "Who, being in very nature God, DID NOT CONSIDER EQUALITY WITH GOD something to be grasped,". The NIV again subtly perverts the deity of Jesus Christ!
(KBN. When I teach scripture I do so accurately and from the KJAV. I only apply meanings it gives itself, because deviation from the true text leads to error. One cannot make a bigger error than to derogate Jesus Christ to a mere human form. And to suggest that Jesus had two biological parents is an abuse of the original, as well as a theological lie. Jesus had NO biological parents and this much is made plain in the New Testament! Put simply, Jesus was put into Mary by the Holy Spirit; she was only the human host. In this way Jesus was not conceived in sin, had no genetic material from Mary, and had no natural input from his earthly father, who was a father in name only. Jesus’ Father was and is God the Father. The NIV puts doubt on this major fact).
The NIV perverts the virgin birth!
LUKE 2:33: The King James Bible reads, "And JOSEPH and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him." The NIV reads, "The CHILD'S FATHER and mother marveled at what was said about him." The "CHILD'S FATHER"? Was Joseph Jesus's father? Not if you believe the virgin birth! Not if you believe John 3:16, that Jesus Christ was the Son of God! A subtle, "perversion" of the virgin birth. See also Luke 2:43.
(KBN. The KJAV is absolutely correct in its wording. The ‘mother’, Mary, was mother in the sense that she carried Jesus in her womb. But, she was not His biological mother, and Joseph was not His biological father. The NIV changes this vital relationship, by altering vital wording, which opens the way to cultic beliefs that Jesus ‘became’ God only when He was born).
The NIV removes the blood of Jesus Christ!
COLOSSIANS 1:14: The KJB reads, "In whom we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins:" The NIV reads, "In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." The NIV rips out the precious words "THROUGH HIS BLOOD"! Friend, redemption is ONLY "THROUGH HIS BLOOD". Hebrews 9:22, reads, ". . . without shedding of BLOOD is no remission." That old song says, "What can wash away my sins, NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS!"
(KBN. By removing ‘through his blood’ the NIV also removes the significance of His blood carried forward from the very first Old Testament sacrifices, which required a spotless lamb to take away the sins of the people. ‘Through his blood’ is part of the original text, and was needed by God the Father to eradicate sin, so why remove it? The answer is simple when we see how these wicked people want to remove God from His throne altogether, and remove Christ as the only mediator and sacrifice for our sins).
The NIV perverts John 3:16 into a LIE!
JOHN 3:16: The NIV reads, "For God so loved the world that he gave his ONE AND ONLY SON, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" Jesus was NOT "the one and only son" - Adam is called the "son of God" in Luke 3:38, there are "sons of God" in Job 1:6 and Christians are called "sons of God" in Phil 2:15, I John 3:2- but Jesus was the "ONLY BEGOTTEN SON"! By removing the critical word "BEGOTTEN" - The NIV perverts John 3:16 into a LIE! The NIV does the same in John 1:14, 1:18, and 3:18.
(KBN. The mistranslation of John 3:16 is now widespread amongst Christians, many of whom refuse to acknowledge the true translation, which carries the meaning of salvation ONLY for those who are elect. It is a big reason why so many modern believers are now semi-believers, for their theology is Arminian, thanks to the NIV. See my studies on this text).
The NIV perverts TRUTH into LIES!
The NIV perverts Mark 1:2,3 into a LIE! The NIV reads "It is written in Isaiah the prophet: I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way - a voice of one calling in the desert, Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him." It is NOT written in Isaiah! "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way" - is found in Malachi 3:1! The King James correctly reads: "As it is written in the PROPHETS...." A better translation! Easier to read - BY A LIE!
Psalms 119:160 says, "Thy word is TRUE. . ." John 17:17 says, ". . . thy word is TRUTH." Titus 1:2 clearly says, ". . . God that CANNOT LIE" How could the God of Titus 1:2 be the God of Mark 1:2,3 in the NIV!? IT IS IMPOSSIBLE! For Hebrews 6:18 clearly declares, ". . . it was IMPOSSIBLE for God to LIE.” It is impossible for the LIES in the NIV to be the words of GOD! Whose words are they? I’ll give you a hint – Jesus Christ calls him “A LIAR, and the father of it” in John 8:44!
The NIV again openly LIES in 2 Samuel 21:19, “. . . Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod.” What 8-year-old doesn’t know that David killed Goliath?
Romans 1:18-32 describes the “path to perversion” and verse 25, describes their decline, “Who changed the TRUTH of God into a LIE. . .”! Not surprisingly, The NIV perverts Romans 1:25 from “CHANGED the truth of God INTO a lie” to “EXCHANGED the truth of God FOR a lie”!
(KBN. Do you know how important it is to retain the actual wording of both Testaments, and not to replace them with our own? In my Bible studies I ALWAYS read out the KJAV text before giving its interpretation. One change – as has been shown – can alter the entire thrust of scripture).
The NIV and sexual perversion!
Romans 1:26-32 also shows the "fruits" of "sowing" ". . . the TRUTH of God into a LIE. . ." Verses 26-27 says "FOR THIS CAUSE (vs 25 for "changing the TRUTH of God into a LIE") God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, . . ."
In the last few years homosexuality and sexual perversion have "exploded" into the mainstream. Legislation is now pending (in many countries, but already done in the UK and USA) making same-sex marriages legal. Books such as Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy's Roommate, promoting homosexuality, are in our schools. According to The Washington Post, bisexuality and homosexuality, are the "in thing" in our public schools. And even churches are now welcoming homosexuals and are even ordaining them in the ministry!
A literary critic on the NIV translation was homosexual author Dr. Virginia Mollenkott. In Episcopal, Witness (June 1991, pp. 20-23), she admits, "My lesbianism has ALWAYS been a part of me. . ." To no surprise, "sodomite" is completely removed from the NIV. (Deut. 23:17, I Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46, II Kings 23:7) And of course, I Cor. 6:9, ". . . effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. . ." is replaced with the non-offensive ". . . nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders. . ." Notice the NIV in I Cor. 6:9 does NOT condemn "homosexuals" or the "act of homosexuality" - but ONLY "homosexual OFFENDERS".
(KBN. I have written a large number of papers on this foul topic. The churches have fallen to its lie and teach love for homosexuality and those who practice it, even though God condemns both to hell unless they stop what they do and repent. The term ‘sodomite’ covers far more than sexual deviance. See my articles).
The NIV & Zondervan
A little known fact: In 1988 Zondervan and the NIV was purchased by Harper & Row, Publishers (now HarperCollins Publishers). HarperCollins publishes "pro-homosexual" books such as Making Out, The Book of Lesbian Sex and Sexuality described as "Beautifully illustrated with full-color photography, Making Out is the complete illustrated guide to lesbian sexuality and relationships… the intricacies of love play. . ." and many other pro-homosexual books!
HarperCollins is a subsidiary of the global media empire, The News Corporation, owned by Rupert Murdock. The News Corporation empire include Fox Broadcasting, Twentieth Century Fox, and more than 128 newspapers. Fox Broadcasting produces some of the most sexually lewd shows on television. Murdock also publishes the British newspaper, the Sun, notorious for its nude pin-ups.
Now where is Don Wildmon when we really need him? Don was quick to boycott Kmart because its subsidiary, Waldenbooks, sold Playboy and Penthouse. Kmart can't "hold a candle" to the "filth" spewed by The News Corporation. Why isn't Don boycotting Zondervan and the NIV? Friend, every time you purchase the NIV you are giving to people who use your money to produce pro-homosexuality, pornographic material — AND THE SATANIC BIBLE! "Can two walk together, except they be AGREED?" Amos 3:3
Jesus Christ plainly said in Matthew 7:17-18:
“Even so every GOOD tree bringeth forth GOOD fruit; but a CORRUPT tree bringeth forth EVIL FRUIT. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a CORRUPT tree bring forth GOOD FRUIT.” (Matthew 7:17-18)
Do you think Jesus Christ was LYING?
Do you really believe God would ALLOW His HOLY word to be "owned" by that group? ". . .for what fellowship hath RIGHTEOUSNESS with UNRIGHTEOUSNESS? and what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Cor. 6:14)
Do you actually believe God would ALLOW His Holy Word to be published by the same ungodly people who publish the Satanic Bible?
“Being born again, not of CORRUPTIBLE seed, but of INCORRUPTIBLE, by the WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever.” (1 Peter 1:23)
Isn't it EQUALLY amazing that the King James Bible is the ONLY Bible that is not OWNED by men?
That's right! The King James Bible has no COPYRIGHT ownership! Its copyright is the CROWN COPYRIGHT which ALLOWS it to be published by ANYONE, ANYTIME! Without asking ANYBODY for permission!
". . .but the word of God is NOT BOUND." (2 Timothy 2:9)
The NIV robs Jesus Christ of worship!
In Matt. 8:2, 9:18, 15:25, 18:26, 20:20, Mark 5:6, 15:19 "worshipped him" is removed in the NIV! Why doesn't the NIV want Jesus Christ to be worshipped? Hint: see Luke 4:7, Matt. 4:9.
The NIV perverts Jesus Christ into Lucifer!
Isaiah 14:14 reveals Satan's grandest desire, "I will be like the most High." And with a little subtle perversion - the NIV in Isaiah 14:12 grants Satan's wish!
ISAIAH 14:12: The KJB reads, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning!. . ." The NIV PERversion reads, "How you have fallen from heaven, O MORNING STAR, son of the dawn. . ." The NIV change "Lucifer" to "MORNING STAR".
BUT WAIT. . . I thought the Lord Jesus Christ was the MORNING STAR?
Doesn't Revelation 22:16 say, "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and MORNING STAR".
The NIV CLEARY AND BLATANTLY makes LUCIFER -- The Lord Jesus Christ! WHAT BLASPHEMY! WHAT PERVERSION! And Christians claim the NIV is a "better translation"!
(KBN. I checked these texts some years ago. The NIV openly abuses the text and brings in words the original does not have, dramatically altering the status of both Lucifer and Christ).
ISAIAH 14:15: The King James Bible condemns Lucifer to hell: "Yet thou shalt be brought down to HELL . . ." The NIV does NOT condemn Lucifer to HELL! The NIV reads, "But you are brought down to the GRAVE. . ." We all go to the GRAVE! Why doesn't the NIV want Satan in hell?
The NIV removes and perverts the place of hell!
The word "hell" occurs 31 times in the Old Testament in the King James Bible. In the Old Testament of the NIV it occurs - ZERO! The word "hell" is NOT in the Old Testament of the NIV!
And what do they do with "hell"? Take PSALM 9:17 for example: The King James reads, "The wicked shall be turned into HELL. . ." The NIV, reads, "The wicked return to the GRAVE. . ." We ALL "return to the GRAVE"! By removing "hell" the NIV perverts Psalm 9:17 into nonsense!
In the New Testament the NIV zaps out "hell" 9 times. And what "clearer" "easier to understand" word does the NIV "update" hell with? Five times they use - HADES! (Matt 16:18, Rev 1:18, 6:8, 20:13,14) What "common person" understands HADES? Everybody knows what HELL is! Do you know what HADES is? Hades is not always a place of torment or terror. The Assyrian Hades is an abode of blessedness with silver skies called "Happy Fields". In the satanic New Age Movement, Hades is an intermediate state of purification! Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary defines HADES: "the underground abode of the dead in Greek MYTHOLOGY". The NIV perverts your Bible into MYTHOLOGY!
(KBN. There are actually 54 instances of ‘hell’ in the KJAV. In every case hell is not simply the grave, where a man lays unknowing. Another name is Sheol/shĕ’owl, but whatever the name – and ‘Hell’ is accurate – the place is not the end of life, but is its continuation in horrific godlessness and unimaginable misery, forever. All words for ‘hell’ in the Old Testament are shĕ’owl. In the New Testament the word used is geena (Gehenna), which means hell or hell-fire. Another word used in the New Testament is Hadēs. This word CAN mean ‘grave’ but it mainly refers to hell as the final place for all who are condemned by God. Other names in ancient references are Pluto and Orcus. Yet another word used in the New is tartaroō [2 Peter 2:4]; it is the Greek equivalent of Hades, so also means ‘hell’. The use of ‘hell’ is accurately given in the New Testament, so why translate it as the Jewish ‘Hades’?)
The NIV perverts The Lord's Prayer into The Devil's Prayer!
LUKE 11:2-4: The KJB reads, ". . .Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil." The NIV removes everything that refers to a Holy God in heaven -"WHICH ART IN HEAVEN. . . Thy will be done, AS IN HEAVEN, so in earth. . . but DELIVER US FROM EVIL." Everything that distinguishes God from the Devil is REMOVED! "OUR FATHER" of the NIV is "NOT IN HEAVEN" and "DOES NOT DELIVER FROM EVIL!" I wonder who it could be? (Hint: see John 8:44)
The Bible warns against taking away and adding to the words of God!
Deuteronomy 4:2 reads: "YE SHALL NOT ADD unto the word which I command you, NEITHER SHALL YE DIMINISH ought from it . . ."
Proverbs 30:6, reads, "ADD THOU NOT unto his words . . ."
And just in case you missed it, GOD'S LAST WARNING is Revelation 22:18,19, ". . . If any man SHALL ADD unto these things. . . 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 Jesus Christ, in Luke 8:12, gives a clear aim of Satan, ". . . then cometh the devil, and TAKETH AWAY the word . . ."
(KBN. In terms of strict interpretation, the injunction not to remove or add to the words, applies to the book of Revelation. However, by association, the same command logically applies to the whole Bible).
The NIV completely "TAKETH AWAY" 17 verses!
Wonderful and precious verses like:
MATTHEW 18:11: "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost."
ACTS 8:37: "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."
The NIV PERversion completely "TAKETH AWAY" Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14, Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28, Luke 17:36, 23:17, John 5:4, Acts 8:37, 15:34, 24:7, 28:28, Romans 16:24 and 1 John 5:7!
After Mark 16:8 the NIV says, "The most reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20." ZAP-There goes another 12 verses! And by the way, that is absolutely untrue! The book, The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel of Mark, by Dean Burgon contains over 400 pages of documented evidence for Mark 16:9-20, that has never been refuted, nor ever will!
(KBN. The removal of the verses above and below is unwarranted and an example of blasphemy. I have heard preachers teach congregations that the verses are not in the original, and they are very wrong. The ‘reason’ they are missing is the corrupt work of the German school of Higher and Lower Critics, who blatantly took away the words because of a poor understanding of dates; because they thought - for no reason - that the sections were written at different dates, the portions were removed! This is arbitrary, not anything to do with translation! For further examples of their heinous activities read my articles criticising them. Note that the ‘reliable manuscripts’ they refer to are the very same sources that are corrupt!).
After John 7:52, the NIV reads, "The earliest and most reliable manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53-8:11" ZAP-There goes another 12 verses!
Matt. 12:47, 21:44, Luke 22:43 and 22:44 are all removed in the footnotes!
That's 45 complete verses the NIV removes from the text or in the footnotes!
The NIV "TAKETH AWAY" 64,576 words!
Don't look for the "mercyseat" in the NIV - GONE!
Don't look for "Jehovah" in the NIV - GONE!
Don't look for the "Godhead" in the NIV - GONE!
The NIV removes wonderful Bible "terms" like remission, regeneration, impute, propitiation, new testament and many others!
Despite God's clear warnings about "taking away" from His words - the NIV removes 64,576 words! Over 8 percent of God's word is "TAKETH AWAY"!
That equals REMOVING the books of Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Malachi, Colossians, I Thessalonians, II Thessalonians, I Timothy, II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III John, Jude and more - COMBINED!!! The equivalent of ripping out OVER 30 BOOKS of the Bible!
In case you think it's about insignificant words like "thee" and "thou"? The NIV removes major portions of at least 147 verses!
(KBN. Those who think ‘thee’ and ‘thou’ are insignificant show themselves to be ignorant of truth. Their use is deliberate and consistent in the Bible and have great meaning).
Here's a small (very small) sampling of words removed in the NIV!
Matt. 6:13, "For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."
Matt. 15:8, "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth"
Matt. 19:9, "and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."
Matt. 20:7, "and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive."
Matt. 20:16, "for many be called, but few chosen."
Matt. 20:22, "and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with"
Matt. 25:13, "wherein the Son of Man cometh."
Matt. 27:35, "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet They parted my garments among them and upon my vesture did they cast lots"
Mark 6:11, "Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city."
Mark 10:21, "take up the cross."
Luke 1:28, "blessed art thou among women"
Luke 4:4, "but by every word of God"
Luke 4:8, "get thee behind me Satan"
Luke 4:18, "he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted"
Luke 11:2-4, "Our ... which art in ... Thy will be done, as in heaven so in earth... but deliver us from evil"
John 1:27, "is preferred before me"
John 3:13, "which is in heaven"
John 3:15, "should not perish"
John 11:41, "from the place where the dead was laid"
John 16:16, "because I go to the Father"
Acts 10:6, "he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do"
Acts 15:18, "Known unto God are all his works"
Acts 20:24, "But none of these things move me"
Acts 23:9, "let us not fight against God"
Rom. 8:1, "who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit"
Rom. 13:9, "Thou shalt not bear false witness"
I Cor. 6:20, "and in your spirit which are God's"
I Cor. 11:24; "Take eat... broken"
II Cor. 10:4, "but mighty through God"
Gal. 3:1, "that you should not obey the truth"
Eph. 5:30, "of his flesh, and of his bones"
Phil. 3:16, "let us mind the same thing"
I Tim. 6:5, "from such wthdraw thyself"
Heb. 7:21, "after the order of Melchisedec"
I Pet. 1:22, "through the Spirit"
I Pet. 4:14, "on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified"
I John 4:3, "Christ is come in the flesh"
I John 5:13, "and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God"
Rev. 1:11, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last"
Rev. 5:14, "him that liveth for ever and ever"
Rev. 14:5, "before the throne of God"
Rev. 21:24, "of them which are saved"
Jesus Christ says, in Luke 4:4, ". . . It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD of God." But, not according to the NIV! In fact, the NIV even "TAKETH AWAY" the last half of Luke 4:4 - "BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD"! And Jesus Christ was quoting Deuteronomy 8:3 to Satan! Does the NIV PERversion seriously think the Lord Jesus Christ does NOT know Deut. 8:3???
The LIES used to promote the NIV…
LIE 1) The NIV "just" updates the "archaic" words and makes it "easier to understand". Nothing is "really changed”.
FACT: The NIV denies the deity of Jesus Christ; the virgin birth; glorifies Satan; openly lies; removes 17 complete verses and 64,576 words!
LIE 2) The NIV is easier to read and understand.
FACT: According to a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level research study, The King James Bible is by far the easiest! Out of 26 different categories - the King James graded easier in a whopping 23! In selected analysis, the KJB average grade level was 5.8 - the NIV was 8.4! (New Age Bible Versions, Riplinger, pp.195-209)
LIE 3) Older and more reliable manuscripts have been discovered since the King James Bible.
FACT: Dr. Sam Gipp writes, "The fact is, that the King James translators had ALL OF THE READINGS available to them that modern critics have available to them today." (The Answer Book, Gipp, p.110) And furthermore, it is a well-documented fact that 90 - 95 per cent of all readings agree with the King James Bible!
LIE 4) The NIV is more accurate.
FACT: The KJB is a literal word for word translation. When the translators had to add words for sentence structure they are in italics. The NIV uses "dynamic equivalence". Rather than a word for word translation, they add, change and subtract, to make the verse say what they "thought" it should! The Preface to the NIV even says, ". . .they have striven for more than a word-for-word translation. . ."
"…ye have PERVERTED the words of the living God. . ."
(KBN. In other words, the NIV removes God’s given word and replaces it with its own storyline, which gives no due to the actual original languages and meanings. The NIV is NOT a true ‘translation’ but a paraphrase).
"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt KEEP them, O LORD, thou shalt PRESERVE them from this generation FOR EVER." Psalms 12:6, 7
The Point Is This...
The KJAV is the most accurate version of the Bible that has ever existed. It was greater than the ones that went before it, even the much-used Geneva Bible. King James commanded the translators to provide a word-for-word work that contained no personal ideas, or foisted theories, so that only God’s word was presented.
The NIV, following after the example set by unbelievers Westcott and Hort, presented a much altered word. By logical deduction we can therefore say that if it was not as God gave it, then it was not God’s word! Listen to supporters of the NIV and you will get nowhere, but will remain in your ignorance. I believe the arguments in the above pages are sufficient for you to throw away your NIV and buy a KJAV.
If you do not wish to believe me on this matter, then read the hundreds of criticisms of the NIV (and modern versions) written by others. You can also read my series on the ‘KJAV and Versions’. This is a vital thing to do – for if you are reading error and bad translations led by homosexuals, you are in deep spiritual trouble. Do not be stiff-necked! Learn and apply the truth.
“As always, the Authorized Version has translated the passage correctly: "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God."
Conversely, both the NIV and the NASV go out of their way to employ two egregious solecisms in order to completely alter the sentence structure, by which the meaning of the verse is actually reversed, thus badly mistranslating the entire phrase and in the process advocating the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. Here are their respective translations…
NIV – "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped."
NASV – "who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped."
The difference between this verse in the AV and modern bibles is subtle to be sure, but careful scrutiny reveals modern bibles say the exact opposite of what the AV says.”
(Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost in NIV and NASV, Scott Jones, 1998, as quoted in www.blessedquietness.com)
Final note: A vast amount of criticism of the NIV is available, from academic and devotional sources. Take time to read it, because your spiritual life is badly affected if you continue to read the NIV as an authority. Those who read the NIV often also have many other errors in understanding.
© January 2016
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