Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 3

For over 300 hundred years the King James Bible stood unchallenged as the Word of God for the English speaking people.Then in the mid 1800's, two men, Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1903) and Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828-1892) accomplished the seemingly impossible - the perversion of God's Word.

We do not have time to delve deeply into the lives of these two men, but suffice it to say that Wescott and Hort were responsible for the greatest feat in textual criticism. They were responsible for replacing the Textus Receptus (Received Text) or the Authorized Version with the Alexandrian Text of Egypt and the Roman Catholic Church.

This opened wide the door for new versions giving challenge to the Received Text as the only Word of God; enter - things that are different are not the same. From the deceit and corruption of these two men flow any number of (per)versions even today. Among them and chiefly are the NIV, NASV, RSV, .and virtually every other modern day version. If The Bible is not translated from the pure root, we can be sure that it will not bear pure fruit.

What has become so dangerous in the modern versions is that Revelation 22:18 and 19 is so completely abused. Things are added and removed at will; often for the express purpose of deceit. We have seen how the NIV has purposely omitted 64,576 words of sacred text. That is equal to more than 30 chapters of Biblical text.

Missing verses are not limited to the NIV, RSV, NASV, or the NRSV. The modern "translations" all stem from these corrupt versions so by using these for examples, you will have to check and see if your Bible.holds true or is deceptive.

Consider Matthew 18:11 - "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost." What a beautiful verse! It actually connects verse 10 to verse 12. By taking it out, the continuity is broken as well as the very purpose of Christ coming to earth is removed. So what? So now we do not we are lost and in need of a Savior. Consider these other missing verses: Romans 16:24; Mark 7:16; Mark 11:25; Luke 23:17; John 5:4; Acts 15:34; Acts 28:29, and so many others.

So many others like 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." In the context of this verse baptism is the issue. The Biblical doctrine of baptism is distorted by the removal of verse 37. The purpose of baptism is to show identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Let me add the surrounding verses to verse 37.

Acts 8:36 "And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
Act 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.
Act 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him."

The doctrine of baptism hinges on the belief of verse 37. Without belief baptism is useless and serves no purpose. Baptism is not for everyone; only for those that have been saved by the blood of Christ. Removal of verse 37 makes baptism a free-for-all and destroys the sacredness of it. Essentially, the doctrine of baptism has been changed by omitting verse 37.

The really strange thing about the NIV is that it omits the verse, but not the number. You will still see the number 37, and then the NIV goes right on to number 38. Any thinking person can see that the verse has been omitted, but in reality how many do?

This is enough to think about for now. We will continue our study next time, but please be open to the Truth. Remember I am not giving you my opinion, but facts that can easily be verified.

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Cherry4 4 years ago from New York

Now i can comment so i will just keep posting the truth concerning the word of God and know that you are a blessing to me as well as many others on here. I enjoy reading truth and i pray that you continue to post as the Lord leads you to enlighten the understanding of those of us who were in the dark to what is truly taking place.


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Lifegate WOW I must say I am stunned. I did not realize how much of scripture was twisted, turned, omitted. Thank you for sharing the truth with us. I am eternally grateful. It is no lie that Satan is roaming to devour

I pray you and yours were shelterd from the sandy storm. My heart and prayers go out to the families. America come back to Christ. I hope many come to Jesus through this storm and wake up. God is shaking up what needs shaking up. The times are getting closer to the return of Jesus. Allelulia bro we have the victory in Christ Jesus, Amen.

All Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Keep going lifegate. U will I am sure. Phil 4:13 Brother you are salt and light to a fallen world. Love ya in Christ Jesus. Your sista.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Thank God I am following you. You know the truth and I need to learn the truth. I will follow you teaching, you are a great teacher, thank God for that.

God bless you. My question is this.

Why did they so many words out of the bible. We know in Revelation that we are not allowed to take or add any thing to the bible.

So, why do they do this?


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Cherry,

Thanks for the encouragement. Truth is out there for those who really want to know. I'm glad you do. Thanks for following along in this series. Keep on keeping on.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Cherry,

Thanks for the encouragement. Truth is out there for those who really want to know. I'm glad you do. Thanks for following along in this series. Keep on keeping on.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Hello Sista,

Truly satan has pulled one over on many of God's people with his many (per)versions. But God still preserves His Word for those who truly seek Him. Thanks for the visit.

We fared pretty well with Sandy; a lot of driving rain, but nothing like other parts of the country. God is good.

God certainly is shaking what needs to be shaken. I'd love to see a great revival come as a result of the storm. Thanks again for your always welcomed comments and for stopping by!


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Michele,

Good question! I don't think it is a matter of "them" changing it as much as it is satan who changes it through them. Wescott and Hort were both openly against the truth and it would seem that their deception was deliberate - to pervert the true teaching of the Bible. I'll explain more of that later in the series. Thanks for asking and for staying with me on this.


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Tamarajo 4 years ago from Southern Minnesota

When looking at a translation or version I like to use Romans 8:1 (There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit) as a test. many versions will leave out "who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit"

Thanks for the heads up on all this. Many people really don't know.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Isn't it funny how they leave out the important part of the verse. It changes the meaning of the whole verse. Thanks for pointing that out!


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Tamarajo 3 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Ok so my lexham version is not holding up to the new testament test. It leaves them out but offers them in its notes as found n later manuscripts


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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Okay. Thanks!


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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I think the creators of the NIV say that they are using a different, newer manuscript that omits all those words and phrases. You would probably know more than I. That doesn't make a good defense though.

Bill, it would be helpful in a series of hubs if you would put a link to the next installment at the end of your hub. I am having to go back and hunt them down. This is an interesting series.


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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Hopefully I answered your question through TGAF. If not let me know.

You're right. I usually leave links to past installments in case someone is coming in in the middle, but I need to leave links for future installments. Thanks for the advice.

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