YES AND NO!
YES - IF YOU ARE READING ANY
VERSION OTHER THAN THE KING
NO - IF YOU ARE READING THE KING
IT SEEMS HARD TO COMPREHEND THAT WE COULD HAVE A PERFECT UNIVERSE THAT GOD CREATED AND THAT WE COULD BE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE, BUT GOD COULDN'T OVERSEE THE PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT BIBLE WITHOUT ANY ERRORS IN IT?
WHAT IS THE REASON?
DID HE GET TIRED, DID MAN DEFEAT GOD IN PASSING ON HIS INFALLIBLE
WORDS, WERE THE FORCES OF EVIL
TOO POWERFUL FOR GOD?
THE ANSWER TO ALL OF THESE IS NO!
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."
Psalm 12:6 -7
(In this paper we'll look at the
New King James Version as people think that this version is the best of a bad bunch.)
WHAT ABOUT THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION?
The New King James Version has nothing whatever to do with the inerrant King James Bible. It has its name and that is all. Jerry Falwell thought that he'd try to be God's little helper and make a version that was suitable for modern man. Unfortunately, he and his team made a complete and utter hash of the job. What they did was to get the King James Bible and change it with readings and verses and words out of the American Standard Version - ASV (1901) and the Revised Standard Version - RSV (1951).
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS?
Unfortunately for Jerry, he hadn't done his homework, because the ASV and the RSV are two of the most corrupt versions ever produced. You see the Bible clearly states that "a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump" (1 Corinthians 5:6).
In the Bible leaven is referred to as evil and corruptness. As you well know leaven can't be separated from the loaf once it is baked, it in fact corrupts the whole loaf. There is a popular saying that says `chew the meat and spit out the bones' but unfortunately this is not a Scriptural saying but just another worldly saying.
WHY IS THE ASV AND THE RSV
REFERRED TO AS LEAVEN?
Very simply the two main documents (Vaticanus and Sinaiticus) that the ASV and the RSV were based on were corrupt.
WHERE DID VATICANUS AND SINAITICUS COME FROM?
was a fellow called Origen who lived from 184-254 AD. He believed that:
Jesus Christ never rose from the dead
2. Everyone would get saved
3. God's eternal life may be got by good works
4. Purgatory was real (a place you can go to after you die and purge your sins and then you can go to heaven)
5. There are three gods and not just one.
(Space does not permit the further outrageous un-Scriptural lies he believed in). The poor fellow even castrated himself because he misinterpreted Matthew 5:29.
Anyhow, Satan used this Bible corrector to grossly distort the real Scriptures that existed at the time.
WHERE WERE THE REAL SCRIPTURES? In the Bible (Acts 11:26) there is a place called Antioch and this is mentioned as the place where people first became known as Christians. These early Christians had the real Scriptures and kept them safe. In due time these Christians went down to Alexandria in Egypt to preach the Gospel to the pagans down there. Now Satan got upset and used Origen to produce Vaticanus and eventually Sinaiticus to derail and confuse everybody as to what the real Scriptures were. Quite clever don't you think? Now, ask yourself this question - if you were Satan,
WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN CORRUPTING THE SCRIPTURES?
Too right you would! In fact this is what he got Eve to do in Genesis 3:1 when he asked her, "...hath God said?" You see as long as Satan can get you to doubt, he's doing his job. His grand plan of course is to get you to think that there are other versions of the Bible that are equally as good as the King James, but every other version other than the King James is crammed full with mistakes, omissions, additions, errors and lies.
WHO WAS CONSTANTINE?
He was Satan's tool - a man of vast influence and around 331AD he ordered that 50 "bibles" be made based on the corrupt Origen's manuscripts of Vaticanus and Sinaiticus. Shortly after this a Roman Catholic called Jerome translated these manuscripts into Latin and form the basis of the Roman Catholic Bible today.
WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO THE REAL SCRIPTURES?
Now, under intense persecution, the true believers had escaped with copies of the true Scriptures. Centuries later they were still being attacked (look into history and read the dreadful persecutions that the Roman Catholic church perpetrated upon the Waldensians, Albigensians and the Hussites. These people had the true Scriptures from the first century which were passed down from true Christian to true Christian).
WHAT HAPPENED IN 1611?
God saw fit to have a Bible printed in English and so King James ordered that the true Bible be placed into the hands of the common man so he could read it for himself. You see up till then, Europe had been in, over 1,000 years of darkness, domination and persecution from the Roman Catholic church.
WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN 1611 AND 1860?
This was a time of unprecedented missionary and evangelization of the whole world using nothing but the King James Bible. The Roman Catholics had produced their own versions of the Bible but as history has shown, these weren't even in the race.
WHAT HAPPENED IN 1860?
At this time, Satan got two Roman Catholic stooges - Westcott and Hort (they were posing as Anglican churchmen) - to produce a new Bible called the Revised Version which they brought out in 1886. Unbeknown to but a few, this `masterpiece' (you guessed it) was based on Satan's Vaticanus and Sinaiticus. The ASV of 1901 and the RSV of 1951 are based squarely on these two corrupt manuscripts as well.
JERRY FALWELL IS A SINCERE MAN
But sincerely wrong! Satan has used this man to mix the Satanic manuscripts with God's pure and unadulterated words of the King James Bible. (Please write to us and get further brochures on the New King James Version and how corrupt it is.) Go into a Christian Bookshop and get Gail Riplingers "NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS BOOK" and check all this out for yourself. There are literally thousands of errors in the NKJV. If you are reading the New King James and thinking you are reading a version better than the others that are so obviously wrong - think again!
WHAT IF THERE ARE MISTAKES IN THE
KING JAMES BIBLE?
In this case you are to find the Book that God was talking about in Psalm 12:6-7 and Jesus in Matthew 24:35: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."
If you have been convinced by someone that the King James Bible has mistakes in it, then you should toss it into the waste-paper basket on top of your NIV, NASV and NKJV and both of the Greek Texts of Vaticanus and Sinaiticus. Then go to that person, fall on your knees and say to them, "Master and Lord, what will you have me do?" You see, they have made themselves an authority over the King James Bible.
I would sincerely urge you to get the following book mentioned before - "New Age Bible Versions" and study this matter for yourself.
NOW FINALLY - JOHN 14:23
"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words..." Now the New King James agrees with the Roman Catholic Version when it says "...he will keep my word...".
You just have to ask yourself,
"Where are God's words?"
By Harley Hitchcock