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Versions and perversions
Few vital questions What’s the issue with the many bible versions? Are they all the same? Is it real just a simplified/modernised language or is there more than meets the eye? We will answer these questions in the following slides.
Battle of the bibles
You probably think that this is a new battle, oh no, no, no my dear friend. It is an old, very old battle, since creation “did God really say you must not eat?” Remember that one? That was the first time God’s word was doubted
What did God say? God said: “…Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Gen. 2:16-17
What did Satan say? He said: “…Yeah, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?; …Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Gen. 3:1,4-5 Notice something?
God says eat of every tree save that of the knowledge of good and evil; The devil says don’t eat of any tree. God says you will surely die Satan says you will not surely die He even adds a new doctrine of being Gods
What’s the big deal with the Bible? Mt. 4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, men shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Isaiah 8:20 To the Law and the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. “Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.”—Matthew 22:29
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.”—1 Peter 1:23 “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the Word of our God shall stand for ever.”—Isaiah 40:8. “But He said, Yea, rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it.”—Luke 11:28
"Brethern, cling to your Bible, as it reads... and obey the Word, and not one of you will be lost." 1 SM.18 "The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their sageguard against the influence of false teachers....None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict." C.C "The whole Bible is a manifestation of Christ. The word must be our source of power." D.A. 390.
Are we supposed to change the bible? Rev. 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto the plagues that are written in this book: 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 the book.
Family tree of bibles Original new testament manuscripts Ancestor of Alexandrian family (Lost) Papyrus 75 C. 300 A.D. Papyrus 66 C. 200 A.D. Mixed text Codex B 4 th century Codex Aleph 4 th century Lost manuscripts of the traditional texts Gothic version 4 th century Peshitta syriac 2 nd century Codex W 4 th or 5 th century Codex A 5 th century Ancestor of western family Latin Vulgate 4 th century
Verses affected New American Standard 909 Revised version 788 New world translation 767 NIV 695 Good news 614 Amplified 484 Douay 421 Old Jehovah’s witnesses 120 NKJV ignored the textus recepticus 1200 times
Is the bible important? Isaiah 8:20 “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.” Isaiah 28:9-10 “Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:” Luke 4:4 “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” Rev 22:18 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 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.”
Yes it is
Now lets examine the modern bibles and see how much they have tempered with the word of God.
What our predecessors said “The printing of the English Bible has proved to be by far the mightiest barrier ever reared to repel the advance of Popery, and to damage all the resources of the Papacy.”—McClure, The Translators Revived, p. 71.
“It [the King James Bible] has not only been the stronghold of Protestantism in Great Britain, but it has built a gigantic wall as a barrier against the spread of Romanism.”—B.G. Wilkinson, Our Authorized Bible Vindicated, p. 88
“Now, as the English-speaking people have the best Bible in the world, and as it is the most beautiful monument erected with the English alphabet, we ought to make the most of it, for it is an incomparably rich inheritance, free to all who can read. This means that we ought invariably in the church and on public occasions to use the Authorized Version; all others are inferior.”— Ladies Home Journal, November 1921 [statement made twenty years after the American Standard Version was published].
“Who will say that the uncommon beauty and marvelous English of the Protestant Bible is not one of the great strongholds of heresy in this country?”— Faber, quoted in Eadie, The English Bible, Vol. 2, p [Faber, of the Church of England, was a secret Catholic who was anxious to bring England back to subservience to Rome.]
“The birth of the King James Bible was a death stroke to the supremacy of Roman Catholicism. The translators little foresaw the wide extent of circulation and the tremendous influence to be won by their book. They little dreamed that for three hundred years it would form the bond of English Protestantism in all parts of the world.”—Benjamin Wilkinson, Our Authorized Bible Vindicated, p. 88.
Choose ye this day whom ye will serve Bible or news paper? May God bless as you make the right choice