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EZC was born out a love of God, His Word, people and a heart broken for the many enthralled by deceptive teachers with slick tongues who speak the words of the devil. Despite our Lord’s repeated warnings:
- And Jesus answered, and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” (Mt 24:4)
- Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus answered them, and began to say, “Take heed lest any man deceive you.” (Mk 13:4-5; please Jude)
- Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadduccees … Then understood they that he had not said that they should be aware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees. (Mt 16:6, 12)
In verse 12, Jesus was referring to false doctrine which abounds today just as our Lord foretold. The Lord Jesus Christ did away with priest-craft as He is our High Priest (Heb 4:15, 8:1), and as we study scripture the Holy Spirit guides us into all truth (Jhn 16:13). He also instructs us to call no man father:
And call no man your father upon the earth: for there is but one, your father which is in heaven. (Mt 23:9)
Why All The New Bible “Translations”
What has motivated perpetual new translations? Surely not altruism or mere profit. No. Dark spiritual entities are driving the watering down of the bible because when lost souls read every precious word, the two-edged Sword (Heb 4:12) pierces the conscience, convicts of sin, leads to repentance, death to self and salvation. The devil does not care if you read a bible, he just does not want people to have their mind renewed, sins forgiven by full surrender to God and salvation through the blood atonement of Lord Jesus Christ as Savior resulting in a soul’s eternal destination forever changing from damnation to salvation.
An excellent explanation of how these errors began is written by Dr. Herbert Samworth in which he discusses Textus Receptus1,2, Codex Sinaiticus3, and Codex Vaticanus4. If you have ever wondered why there are so many discrepancies, removed verses and entire sections, Dr. Samworth’s site will clear confusion. Also offered at his site is an expose of Westcott and Hort5. When discussing Textus Receptus, the following is brief a excerpt from Dr. Samworth:
The Textus Receptus is the text that has been used for 2,000 years by Christians. This is also the text thAn exat agrees with more than 95% of the Bible Manuscriptes in Koine (common) Greek It is known by other names, such as the Traditional Text, Majority Text, Byzantine Text, or Syrian Text.(2)
Engage in research and you will discover many translations are based on Sinaiticus and Vaticanus (NIV, NASB) which renders them worthless because they utilize minority texts rather than Textus Receptus. I want to add the ESV(10). My parents gave me an NIV as a child, but in adulthood I purchased both King James and Geneva only to discovered the NIV is rife with errors, altered or completely removed verses. A fact that should greatly trouble any disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Reformers refused Catholicism’s papal supremacy over the “universal” church. All saints who adhere to the 5 Sola’s are deemed anathema for disagreeing with any Catholic doctrine. In other words, an ecclesiastical curse has been placed on all. Interestingly, God had the Apostle Paul write, “But though we, or an Angel from heaven preach unto you otherwise than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach unto you otherwise than that ye have received let him be accursed.” (Gal.1:8-9) All of us reborn today understand that the Lord Himself maintained His Word (Mt 5:18), He is building His church (Mt 16:18).
We owe a debt of gratitude to those whose loyalty to the Lord Jesus Christ led them to not love their lives unto the death to ensure we could possess accurate translations. The climate in which Christians find ourselves today may well end in martyrdom; and, what a precious comfort the same Holy Ghost strengthening our brethren globally for refusing to deny the Lord Jesus Christ will likewise strengthen us should we face such. Revelation is clear that life will be getting more difficult, particularly for we who refuse to join the religious harlot that declares all roads lead to heaven in direct conflict with what our Lord teaches (Mt 7:13-14).
I agree with Dr. Herbert Samworth, and many others, that the Authorized 1611 King James Bible is based on the best manuscripts. While utilizing both, I prefer the Geneva. I urge you to discover the source material when purchasing a bible.
Following are major publishers most of us are familiar with:
- Zodervan (owned by Harper Collin): NIV, The Joy of Gay Sex, The Satanic Bible6, NIV and NSAB same as NWT (Jehovah’s Witness)7, NIV Teen Study Bible Exposed8
- Wycliffe: Remove God the Father, God the Son, to not “offend” Moslems9
- Crossway Bibles: ESV10
As believers we exist to bring glory to God, and do so best by witnessing of the power of the cross unto salvation. May we truly pray about our role in laboring in the field wherever God leads. Blessings!