Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 4

Previously we have seen the corruption of the Word of God in the modern translations by the deletion of Scripture including many whole verses. This corruption is not limited to the NIV, the NASV, the RSV, and the NRSV. We have used these versions only for example as the other modern translations follow their leading, at least in part.

What are some of the other issues with the modern versions? Here are a few.

1. They attack the deity of Jesus Christ: I Timothy 3:16 says this about God, "And without ontroversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh. . ." Clearly we see that it was God who took on human form. What right does the NIV and other translations have to mistranslate the verse as "He appeared in a body"? Absolutely none! Who is he?

You say, "This is a small thing. Does it really matter? You may assume that "he" is God, but satan has effectively watered down the fact that it is God and God alone who was manifest in the flesh; beside the sentence is not even grammatically correct. "He" is a pronoun that refers to an antecedent. There is no antecedent in the context.

What about the most beloved verse in the Bible, John 3:16? My Bible does not have contradictions, but the NIV and " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son" tells the wonderful story of our salvation. In the NIV we read, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son. . . ."

What a huge difference! Jesus is not God's one and only son for the Scripture tells me in I John 3:2, that I am His son as well. If you know Christ as your Saviour, you are also His son or daughter. Jesus is not God's one and only son, but His only begotten son by the Holy Spirit. You may say, "That's no big deal." It ought to be.

2. They attack the virgin birth. We are told in Luke 2:33, " And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him." What is wrong with this translation? "The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him." Do we still not get it? There is an outright, deliberate attack against the Word of God. Joseph was not the child's father. By making Joseph the father the new versions relegate Jesus to a mere human. It is time someone gets mad, don't you think?

3. They attack the blood of Christ. Colossians 1:14 reads in the KJB, " In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins." The NIV and many of the other newbies say this, "In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." Our redemption was blood bought. We are forgiven only by the precious blood of Christ. The most important part of this verse is eliminated. For what reason?

How much leaven does it take to leaven the whole?"

This seems like a good place to stop, so keep an open mind and heart. Until next time, . . .

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Cherry4 4 years ago from New York

lifegate i thank you for shedding light on what is taking place in the body or i should say what we are allowing to sneak in the body of Christ. The Bible spoke of those who would sneak in unaware...

The whole intent of the devil is to distort the word of God and yes in many other Bibles their sole intent is to attack Christ and bring him down to mare human character. Some go as far as to say he was married with children, they add they own misguided concept to the living word of God to corrupt the body. There are so many who refuse to read the word for themselves to know the truth.

I am really thankful for your hubs and yes i am angry about what is going on with the word of God. You know many would rather protest against Christ than protest against evil.

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Cherry4 4 years ago from New York

Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome.

I just got the hang of this and how to do the voting up not know before.

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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author


You said, "You know many would rather protest against Christ than protest against evil" Boy, isn't that the truth! Thanks for sticking by it for the glory of the Lord.!

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

lifegate I am going to keep reading your hubs. You are teaching so much! I thank God for you hubs. I want to know the truth and the lies.

Another thing I am thankful for is following you. That way, I am able to see each time you post something.

God bless you


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author


Thanks for being a faithful follower as I also follow you. Not everyone will receive this particular series as it may expose error in what they believe to be the Word of God. Nevertheless, truth is truth and what I've shared in this series are nothing but verifiable facts that can't be argued with.Thanks for following!

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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

lifegate thank you bro. The devil is tricky. He is doomed to hell alleluia!!! A big thumbs up lifegate. I am grateful to know these facts. Keep going this is knowledge that needs to be shared and howdy. I Praise God for your works brother. Linked out. Love ya your sista in Christ Jesus.

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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Thanks for stopping by again. Yes, the devil is certainly tricky and is doomed to hell, but in the meantime he's out to confuse and destroy. As Christians we really need to be on guard. Glad you are! Keep on keeping on, Sista!

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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana


This really IS a problem.....the truth does matter. Removing the truth in a subtle manner to the point it seems harmless.

This is eye-opening to me!

Bless you for this message....

You have my attention....please continue.

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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author


Thanks for stopping by! It really is a problem - a problem that most people overlook. Hoping maybe you can catch parts 1, 2, and 3 as well. Part 5 is on the way.

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Tamarajo 4 years ago from Southern Minnesota

This is all so good to make these comparisons because just reading the watered text we really don't see what is missing until compared to the whole written truth.

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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author


I think that's all part of satan's plan. The more we're in the dark, the less we can serve the Light. Thanks for making the trip to visit. Hope all is well in Minnesota.

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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

The Malachi and Isaiah thing bothered me because I've spent a lot of time in Isaiah this year and I thought I've read about the one crying in the wilderness and preparing the way of the Lord (NKJV) in Isaiah. So I looked it up in both Is and Mal in the KJB

In KJB Malachi 3:1 says "Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts."

In KJB Isaiah 40:3 says "The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God."

If you go back and look at the KJB of Mark 1:2-3 it says "prophets" (plural). Both Isaiah and Malachi are prophets. I will concede there is a little difference in wording in the Is and Mal verses (Isaiah has more detail) but it seems to me it is the same prophecy worded slightly differently. You are more of a Bible scholar than I. Could you comment on this? Are both the Is and Mal verses saying basically the same thing in regards to the one who will prepare the way of the Lord?

Don't think I ask about this because I'm arguing for one version over another. It's just that this verse struck me in particular so I'm deferring to you to clarify.

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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

My mistake - thanks for checking me. It appears in Isaiah 40:3, Mal. 3:1; Mark 1:2 ,3 and also Matt.3:3. I do like the KJB though because it mentions prophet(s) vs. just Isaiah.

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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I like the prophets too. Maybe the writer needed to do his homework. Do you suppose that Malachi was avaialable yet? I bet it probably was.

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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Malachi would have been around 400 BC. Isaiah would have been roughly 700-800 BC.

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