If you think that the NKJV, NIV, NASB, The Amplified, NLT, ESV, CEV, NWT, Etc. are just modern translations with modern English to help us understand it better you are DECEIVED.
1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
If you ALLOW yourself, as someone that claims to be a Christian to be deceived YOU ARE A FOOL!
Proverbs 18:2 – A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
I am sorry to be so blunt…but how do I get your attention? Please study for yourself. I used to say that I was not afraid of the Modern translations…that they were not the Word of God…but you could use them to help increase your understanding of the scriptures.
The more I learn about these DANGEROUS “translation” the more I can no longer NOT be afraid of them. For starters they REMOVE the deity of Christ…that is they say that JESUS IS NOT GOD.
In Ephesians 6:10-18 we read about the Armor of God. The ONLY Offensive weapon is our sword (THE WORD OF GOD)…the rest are defensive weapons…go read it for yourself…if you are not too busy!!!
In every country that they disarmed their citizens…using GUN CONTROL laws it was NOT to protect their citizens but to disarm them so they could not fight back.
Don’t believe me…here are the FACTS:
1911 – Turkey disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.
1929 – Russia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.
1935 – China disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.
1938 – Germany disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 16 million Jews.
1956 – Cambodia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million Educated people.
1964 – Guatamala disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.
1970 – Uganda disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000 Christians.
Disarmed citizens are vulnerable, and that there are many historical examples of disarmed citizens being killed and oppressed by their own government. The excuse given by authorities that they need to take guns away from citizens in order to lower crime rates is not supported by facts. Even if a government does not turn on its own citizens after disarming them, people are less safe – because unarmed citizens are easy targets to criminals. Over and over again, it has been clearly shown that taking guns away from citizens does not lead to a decrease in crime but rather a dramatic increase.
Australia has disarmed it’s citizens, and a year later the homicide rate in the largest province is up 300%. The burglaries of seniors is “dramatically” up.
I guess the criminals did not turn their weapons in. Only the innocent law abiding citizens turned in weapons.
In US cities with the highest crime rates, taking guns away from the citizens has not lowered the homicide rate. All it has done is to make it easier for criminals to operate.
The 2nd amendment is not about duck hunting, or deer hunting. It is about having the ability and the right to defend oneself and your family. It doesn’t matter if that threat is a burglar, or the Federal Government. A disarmed population is fair game for any president who may be aspiring to become a dictator. Having its citizens armed was the plain and simple intent of the founding fathers of our country.
We should be worried about the US taking away our guns! But you know what we should be more worried about?
These Modern “Translations” are an attempt to disarm Christians. That’s right. It is not about surviving the tribulation or being raptured before the tribulation. It is about the truth…and being prepared. These books change fundamental Christian doctrines and removing Jesus. No wonder the Anti-Christ comes in so easily…THE MODERN TRANSLATIONS USHER HIM IN LIKE THE SON OF GOD! I mean that in the very literal sense.
You FOOL…you IDIOT! Get off the couch and do something! Yes it is inevitable that the Anti-Christ is coming. However, you CAN be prepared. And seriously…do you REALLY trust a bible that denies JESUS? What about a bible that says Jesus is a created being?
That’s not true…
1 John 5:7, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” KJV
NIV, NLT, ESV, CEV, etc, “So we have these three witnesses” WHAT HAPPENED TO THE THREE BARING RECORD?
What about the NKJV? This is SATAN’s Bible! Why do I call it SATAN’s Bible?
Genesis 3:1 tells us, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field…”
Satan is very crafty…very sneaky. While the NKJV is as bold and blatant as these other translations…it is also subtle.
1 John 5:7, “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. ”
You say, “Kevin you are being too hard…that is saying the same thing!”
No it is not…one word…RECORD is changed to WITNESS. In most NKJV…there is a footnote…it says that you always need 2 or 3 witnesses. Subtle! There is a HUGE difference between RECORD and some witnesses. I asked my kids this and they knew the difference.
Luke 2:33, And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.” KJV
“Yeshua’s father and mother were marvelling at the things Shim‘on was saying about him.” CEV
“And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.” ESV, NASB, NIV, NLT, CEV,NCV, NRSV…and more…all of them!
“And Joseph and His mother[a] marveled at those things which were spoken of Him.” NKJV — you see that little a? That is a footnote. The footnote says, ” Luke 2:33 NU-Text reads And His father and mother.” subtle…
I have a question. Was Joesph Jesus’ father? You don’t know…hmmm let me ask a 5 year old that has been to Sunday School.
There is ONLY one place in the KJV that Joseph is referred to as Jesus’ father…this was by Mary and guess what Jesus did in the very next verse?
Okay you don’t have to guess…look for yourself:
Remember when Joseph, Mary and 12 year old Jesus were in Jerusalem for their annual FEAST OF THE PASSOVER. They were heading back home in their car pool. Mary & Joseph jumped in the cab of their Dodge Pickup and headed up the road…they were careful to stay behind the family station wagon in front and keep and eye in the rear view mirror for the Johnson’s behind them in their Mini Van. You don’t want to get lost and separated in the desert after dark.
Joseph had one of then new 4×4 Dodge pickups with the King Cab…and they assumed Jesus was in the back sleeping. Mary leaned over the seat to wake him for lunch. It was fish sticks for lunch. One of Jesus’ favorites.
He was not there! but they were not worried because sometimes Jesus rode in one of the other vehicles. They would find Him at the next rest stop.
Mary and Joseph checked every vehicle…Jesus was not there. So they turned around and headed back to Jerusalem to look for Him. They found Him in church TEACHING the old Rabbi’s.
These old Rabbi’s were astonished that He knew so much.
When Mary & Joseph saw Him teaching they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, “Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.:”
Jesus fired back and said, “How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?”
In other words, Joseph is NOT my Father…One thing that I always found odd about this account, besides wondering what color Josephs pick up was, is why Joseph and Mary were confused and did not understand what He meant. The Bible does tell us they returned to Nazareth and that Jesus minded his mother and Joseph.
You can read all about this (less the bits about the pick-up hehe) in Luke 2, probably verses 40 through 52 should do it.
The Bible interprets the word Christ as “Messiah”. According to John Haggee, Jesus was NOT the Messiah. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBO1xKvgyio) Not only is this heresy…it is full on BLASPHEMY!!!
John 1:41, “He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.”
I have one thing to say to this John Haggee…enemy of Christ, “To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalm 14:1
I love the Jehovah’s False Witnesses. They rarely knock at my door…it’s funny, perhaps we are marked. I remember one day I was cruising to the Genealogy Library in my Power Wheelchair…some lady from across the street yelled to me, “beautiful day isn’t it?” I said, “yes it is.” She said, “can I show you something?” I said sure…and turned my chair in her direction. If I knew in the beginning what I learned later perhaps I should have ran her over!
She pulled out a pamphlet from her trunk. She said, “Someday, God will heal the sick.” She pointed to a guy getting out of a wheelchair. I looked at her, my daughter hanging on the back of my wheelchair, and I said, “What are you some sort of Jehovah’s False Witness and is that some false propaganda from the Watch Tower Society?”
Her shoulder’s dropped…but then like a good soldier she recovered. I said, “Can I ask you a question?” She said sure, what would you like to know. I said is Jesus God? She said no, he was just a prophet. I said, how do you reconcile that belief with John 1. I expected her to counter very “professionally” since they are trained in the art of LIES. She did not disappoint…she said, “that is talking about Michael an Archangel that came in the flesh.” I said, “There was only 1 Archangel…the Bible always says THE archangel…THE archangel…and arch means chief there is only one archangel and his name is Michael, but we don’t have to get into that now.”
I could see the look on her face…it was slowly dawning on her…I was not some idiot in a wheelchair that she stopped on the road. I was a JESUS FREAK, BIBLE THUMPING, JESUS LOVING, SPIRIT FILLED, BLOOD BOUGHT, SANCTIFIED MAN ON FIRE FOR JESUS who was not about to let her off the hook for disrupting my day out with my daughter. I AM BOUGHT WITH A PRICE…GREATER IS HE THAT IS WITHIN ME THAN THE WOMAN I AM STARING DOWN!
I said, “In the New World Translation John denies Jesus as god and makes Him into a god. As I read Isaiah 43:10 and 44:6,8 even in your perverted translation screams of monotheism as is the CONSTANT theme of the Bible.”
For the reader’s convenience I will post both the New World Translation (NWT) and the KJV…you can see for yourself, even though the JW’s have changed God’s Word there is NO doubt we are talking about one God. This tells me oh Mr. Charles Taze Russel did not know his Bible well enough and he missed some key verses.
Isaiah 43:10, ” “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none.” NWT
Isaiah 44:6, “This is what Jehovah says, The King of Israel and his Repurchaser, Jehovah of armies: ‘I am the first and I am the last. There is no God but me.” NWT
Isaiah 44:8, “Do not be in dread, And do not become paralyzed with fear. Have I not told each of you beforehand and declared it? You are my witnesses. Is there any God but me? No, there is no other Rock; I know of none.’” NWT
Isaiah 43:10, “Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” KJV
Isaiah 44:6, “Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” KJV
Isaiah 44:8, “Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.” KJV
As you can see, and I pointed this out to our friend on the side of the road…in the BIBLE and in this false book God declares He is the ONLY GOD!
She tried to go back to God one day healing…and pointed to the guy in the pictures getting out of his wheelchair. I ignored her…why? Because my God heals TODAY! He is sovereign and He heals who and when He wants. Listen to me He raised Lazarus from the dead. Who was Lazarus? He was was Bethany, he had two sisters; one named Mary and the other Martha. We know that he was the friend of Jesus and Jesus loved him. Jesus, His heart ALWAYS full of compassion…so everyone crying because Lazarus was dead…and Jesus too wept. John 11:35.
We no absolutely nothing else about Lazarus from the Bible. Tradition and secular documents state that he first bishop of Kition (Larnaka), and Provence, where he is said to have been the first bishop of Marseille. Tradition says he was appointed to bishop by Paul and Barnabas in Kition, present day Larnaka. he lived there for 30 more years and then died and was buried.
In 890, a tomb was found in Larnaca bearing the inscription “Lazarus the friend of Christ”. Emperor Leo VI of Byzantium had Lazarus’ remains transferred to Constantinople in 898.
In recompense to Larnaca, Emperor Leo had the Church of St. Lazarus, which still exists today, erected over Lazarus’ tomb. The marble sarcophagus can be seen inside the church under the Holy of Holies.
After the sacking of Constantinople by the Franks during the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the Crusaders carried the saint’s relics to Marseilles, France as part of the booty of war. From there, “later on, they disappeared and up to the present day they have not been traced.”
In the 16th century, a Russian monk from the Monastery of Pskov visited St. Lazarus’s tomb in Larnaca and took with him a small piece of the relics. Perhaps that piece led to the erection of the St. Lazarus chapel at the Pskov Monastery (Spaso-Eleazar Monastery, Pskov), where it is kept today.
In June 2012 the Church of Cyprus gave a part of the holy relics of St. Lazarus to a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church, led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, after a four-day visit to Cyprus. The relics were brought to Moscow and were given to Archbishop Arseniy of Istra, who took them to the Zachatievsky monastery (Conception Convent), where they were put up for veneration.
In the Lutheran Church, Lazarus is commemorated in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on July 29 together with Mary and Martha.
St. Lazarus Church & Ecclesiastical Museum, Larnaca. Cyprus Tourism Organization. p. 14. Retrieved: 2013-04-17.
St. Lazarus’ relics brought to Moscow from Cyprus. Interfax-Religion. 13 June 2012, 13:32.
ST. LAZARUS’ RELICS BROUGHT TO MOSCOW FROM CYPRUS. Pravoslavie.ru. Moscow, June 13, 2012.
Why do I tell you all of this? What does Lazarus have to do with the price of tea in Ohio? Nothing! The point is Lazarus was NOBODY. Yes, he probably, if history is true…he PROBABLY, and I am inclined to believe it became a bishop. But his apparent apostleship…he appears in the Bible suddenly and then disappears just as suddenly. GOD HEALED HIM! In fact, more than that God RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD. He was dead 4 days…beginning to stink and other than needing a shower he went on t o live many long years…including becoming a bishop for 30 years.
Paul was an Apostle. Some would argue THE APOSTLE…unless you are Catholic then it is Peter. If you are Jewish…then Moses is your man. Paul begged God to heal him and God refused.
Paul, arguably the most important man in all of Christianity (save Jesus) and God will not heal him. Lazarus who? And God heals him. Bottom line, God is sovereign and He heals who He wants, when He wants, where He wants why He wants and how He wants. Even today! Not someday…TODAY!
Back to my beating.
There is ONLY one God and His name is Jehovah! I want to point out that it is VERY hard, in fact IMPOSSIBLE to make that argument with the NIV, NLT, CEV, ESV, NKJV, etc — any of the modern translations.
They call God a Rock…Again denying God…the NWT in some cases handles this BETTER than these so called Modern Evangelic Bibles.
As I made my argument she countered…very text book I might add, “Jesus is not the Almighty God, but a “lesser” kind of God. He is the “mighty God” as is referenced in Isaiah 9:6, “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us, and the government will rest on His shoulders, and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
In other words the Jehovah’s Witness believe that Jesus is the mighty god but not the Almighty God. We can partly blame these New World Order Bibles!
I said, “Oh I agree with you ma’am it does refer to Jesus as Mighty and not All Mighty in Isaiah.” She smiled…I think she thought she might be ‘winning’. I said, “The problem with you and I thinking that Jesus is “”JUST”” a Mighty God and not the ALL MIGHTY as it says in Isaiah 9:6 is Jehovah/YHWH is also called the Mighty God in Jeremiah 32:18 and Isaiah 10:21. In all three verses, including Isaiah 9:6, the Hebrew word for “mighty” (gibbor) is used.
Jeremiah 32:18, “Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name,” KJV
Isaiah 10:21, ” The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.” KJV
I was able to show this in the New World Translation to her as well. As I examined the New World Order Bibles…I wonder why would they just say O Great! When the Bible says, THE GREAT?
“O great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts” New World Order bibles.
“the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name,” King James Version Bible
It is clear…the New World Order bibles are taking away the POWER of God.
As I tore holes through this false doctrine she had devoted her very life too, I could sense her agitation. I am not sure if all of it was directed at me or it was beginning to dawn on her that she had been LIED TOO ALL THESE HOWEVER MANY YEARS.
I then asked her how many gods there were in scripture. She said, “Oh there are many, Jesus was a god, even Moses was a god.” I said, “Moses, really a god?” She said with much confidence (apparently the 20 minutes we spent together she had not learned a thing.” I said, show me. I expected her to hit the passages in Exodus 4 and 7. Again, she did not disappoint. I felt as if I was a horse trainer and I could nearly visualize the bit in her mouth as she went exactly where I led her.
Of course as in 1 Corinthians 8:5-6 there have been many false gods, but only one true God.
Exodus 4:16, “And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.”
Exodus 7:1, “And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.”
Why was Moses going “as God” to Pharaoh? Because Moses was given the authority and power to display powerful miracles that decimated much of Egypt. Was Moses really a god? Being “as God” regarding to power given to perform miracles over Egypt is not the same thing as being called “a god” that was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1).
John was a strict Jew, a monotheist. Does the Jehovah’s Witness really think that John would be saying that there was another God besides Jehovah even if it were Jesus? Being raised a good Jew, the apostle John would never believe that there was more than one God in existence. Yet, he compared the word with God, said the word was God, and that the word became flesh (John 1:1, 14).
To be honest, I rarely discuss John 1 with the Jehovah’s Witness because they are so well rehearsed on this scripture it just gets tiring and anything I throw at them they have already heard. This is why I work from Isaiah.
I just can’t get through to them…How do the Jehovah’s Witnesses maintain that the Word had somehow become a god in this context since there is only one God mentioned? The Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that Jesus was Michael the Archangel. Therefore, is there any place in the Bible where an angel is called “a god” besides Satan being called the god of this world in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4?
I asked her to look up John 20:28. I told her she could use the NWT or the KJV…I did not care which. She grabbed her New World Translation.
She read, ” In answer Thomas said to him: “My Lord and my God!””
So I quoted from the King James, ” And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”
I said, “I wouldn’t argue with either of those, I am confident they say the same thing, are you?”
She re-read her passage and said, “No they say the same thing.”
In fact, most of the New World Order translations get it right on this. Well, I think The Message says, “My Master” instead of “My Lord”.
I love the way the Geneva Bible from 1599 puts it, “Then Thomas answered, and said unto him, Thou art my Lord, and my God.” The Geneva bible is an earlier Bible…one of which the 54 translators of the KJV referenced when translating the Bible.
Anyway, I said to her, “I thought you said that Jesus was a god?” She said, “Oh he is.” She wrinkled her forehead, maybe she knew what was coming next.
I said, “Ma’am if Jesus was ‘a god’ then why didn’t Jesus correct Thomas? Why didn’t Jesus say, “No Thomas I am not THE God, I am a god? In fact, Jesus responded, ‘Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.’ Can you help me with that?”
She said, “I don’t know but one day Jesus will heal the sick.”, as she pointed to man in he pamphlet getting out of the wheelchair. I smiled and said…He heals today!
Then she said as if she suddenly remembered how she is supposed to answer that question. “She said that Thomas was surprised to see Jesus and so Thomas swore at Jesus.”
Are you for real lady? This is ridiculous because it means that Thomas, a devout man of God, swore in front of Jesus and used the Lord’s name in vain in violation of Exodus 20:7.
I said to her, “hmmmm, if this is true then this is the only scripture in the entire New Testament where a disciple of Jesus the Christ (had to throw that in) has used God’s name in vain or swear at Jesus!”
Then I asked her, “Would you be surprised if Jehovah God called Jesus God?” She laughed out loud and said, “yes, because Jehovah would never call Jesus God because He was just a god.”
I asked her to read Hebrews 1:8, “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.”
The NWT says, “But about the Son, he says: “God is your throne forever and ever, and the scepter of your Kingdom is the scepter of uprightness.”
About Your Son? By the check you NIV, ESV,CEV, Amplified, etc. You will likewise find, of or about the Son…again ATTACKING the DEITY OF CHRIST.
She said, “Well, I don’t think we are going to agree on anything today and she got in her car and drove off!”
She is right…we can NEVER agree on anything as long as you deny my Lord and My God, Jesus the Christ!
This is exactly what the modern translations do…Don’t be a FOOL!!!! God will not be mocked.
The whole purpose is to disarm Christians so that we cannot fight this world or the devil! Just like disarming citizens so that they cannot fight back!
God Bless you…I hope you get this.