Are you really a Christian? Is this your attitude? My guess is 9 out of 10 “Christians” will scroll pass this not reading a word. If you are a Christian and you agree, please consider sharing.
Christian: “I love my Modern Translation Bible (NIV, ESV, NASV, NKJV, MEV, CEB, et. al. pick one)!!!”
Kevin: “Really, what do you love about it?”
Christian: “It’s modern English and so easy for me to read and understand.”
Kevin: “Yes, but it is missing over 250 whole key verses and there are thousands of verses tampered with and changed.”
Christian: “I know, but it is so easy to understand.”
Kevin: “Yes, but your Modern Trashlation is based on two fake manuscripts, the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus.”
Christian: “I know, but I really like my bible and it is so easy to understand.”
Kevin: “Yes, but your Modern Trashlation denies that Jesus is God*.”
Christian: “I know but everybody in my church reads the NIV, ESV, NKJV, etc.”
Kevin: “Yes, but they pervert Jesus Christ into Satan.”
Christian: “I know, but my Pastor says that my Modern Translation is the best and most accurate – 4 out of 5 Pastors agree.”
Kevin: “Yes, but the Modern Trashlations pervert the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Christian: “Duh, I know that, but my Modern Translation is so easy to understand.”
Kevin: “Yes, but the NIV & other Trashlations delete over 64,000 words; like, Jehovah…yup GONE! Mercyseat — nada…it’s GONE…Godhead…of course it’s gone…because the clear teaching of the Trinity is GONE…yup 1 John 5:7 either deleted or reduced to “These three witnesses”. Bible “terms” like remission, regeneration, impute, propitiation, new testament and many others all GONE. They do this despite God’s clear warning about removing anything from His Word.”
Christian: “Keviiiinn…I know. But I keep telling you it’s easier for me ok?”
Kevin: “Yes, I hear you but the Modern Trashlations have clear…CLEAR contradictions…for example. 2 Samuel 21:19 tells us some dude named Elhanan killed the giant Goliath. Hmmm…at the same time 1 Samuel 17:50 they claim David killed the giant Goliath. Which is what I believe. Check it out…what does your bible say? Check the ESV. By my count there are about 46 of 290+ English bibles that share in this contradiction. But wait…1 Chronicles 20:5 we read that Elhanan killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath. We have a DOUBLE CONTRADICTION.
Christian: “I know, but I just don’t like all of those archaic words and the thee’s and thous, who talks like that anyhow?”
Kevin: “Yes, there are archaic words in the King James Bible…no doubt. According to author David W Daniels (https://www.facebook.com/david.w.daniels) …there are about 600 words that the average 5th grader might not know. But all Modern Trashlations have archaic words….ALL OF THEM and some, more than the KJB. (KJB Bible Companion https://ebay.to/3DPRc7j)
Here is an example:
2 Samuel 18:9 NKJV: “…his head caught in the TEREBINTH; so he was left hanging between heaven and earth. And the mule which was under him went on.”
KJB: “…his head caught hold of the OAK, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.”
The Thee’s & Thou’s … you are correct, nobody talks that way, not in 1611 and surely not today in 2021. But they sometimes add it to literature…including the King James Bible to INCREASE understanding.
Here, let me show ye:
If it begins with a ‘T’, as in THEE, THOU, THY, THINE…then that is SINGULAR. Every time. If it begins with a ‘Y‘, as in Ye, You, Yours…then it is PLURAL. Every single time! So now, take your Modern Trashlation and read John 3. Highlight in Yellow whenever Jesus is speaking to directly to the Pharisee (and secret Jesus follower) and highlight in Red whenever Jesus is speaking to us…to everybody).” Then do the same in the KJB knowing what I just explained about the thee’s and thou’s. Your Modern Trashlation will be BLANK…the KJB will be accurately highlighted in RED and YELLOW.”
Christian: “Kevin…I know, you have told me this all before [big sigh]…but I just don’t care!!!
Kevin… there it is. Sad, really sad. The reason they will not examine the truth…forget what the great guru Kevin says…but what does the evidence show? What does the Bible show? What does God say?
What can I do? It’s not my job to convince you of the truth…however, I will say this and leave it for you to think about. If you do not care what God says…then how well do you know Him? Are you truly saved? I mean, if you could care less what God says…how could you be saved? It’s just a question.
Luke 6:46. “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
*Titus 1:16, Mark 8:38, 1 Timothy 3:16, Philippians 3:6, Luke 2:33 (Isaiah 7:14), Colossians 1:14, John 3:16
Modern Trashlations Rob Jesus of Worship: Matthew 8:2, 9:18, 15:25, 18:26, 20:20, Mark 5:6, 15:19 “worshipped him” is removed in the NIV & other Trashlations! Why doesn’t the Modern Trashlations want Jesus Christ to be worshipped? Hint: see Luke 4:7, Matthew 4:9.
Modern Trashlations Pervert Jesus Christ into Lucifer: Isaiah 14:14 reveals Satan’s grandest desire, “I will be like the most High.” And with a little subtil perversion – the NIV in Isaiah 14:12 grants Satan’s wish!
The Modern Trashlations pervert the deity of Jesus Christ! I TIMOTHY 3:16: The clearest verse in the Bible proclaiming that Jesus Christ was God. The King James Bible (KJB) reads, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH. . .” The King James says, plainly, “GOD was manifest in the flesh”. The NIV reads, “HE appeared in a body”. The NIV “twists” “GOD” to “HE”. “HE appeared in a body”? So What?
Everyone has “appeared in a body”! “He” is a pronoun that refers to a noun or antecedent. There is no antecedent in the context! The statement does NOT make sense! The NIV & other Modern Trashlations subtilty (see Genesis 3:1) perverts I Timothy 3:16 into utter nonsense!
PHILIPPIANS 2:6: The KJB again, clearly declares the deity of Jesus Christ: “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery TO BE EQUAL WITH GOD” The NIV reads, “Who, being in very nature God, DID NOT CONSIDER EQUALITY WITH GOD something to be grasped,”.
The Modern Trashlations again subtitly perverts the deity of Jesus Christ!
The Modern Trashlations pervert the virgin birth!
LUKE 2:33: The King James Bible reads, “And JOSEPH and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.” The NIV reads, “The CHILD’S FATHER and mother marveled at what was said about him.” The “CHILD’S FATHER”? Was Joseph Jesus’s father? Not if you believe the virgin birth! Not if you believe John 3:16, that Jesus Christ was the Son of God! A subtil, “perversion” of the virgin birth. See also Luke 2:43.
The Modern Trashlations pervert Jesus Christ into Lucifer!
Isaiah 14:14 reveals Satan’s grandest desire, “I will be like the most High.” And with a little subtil perversion – the NIV in Isaiah 14:12 grants Satan’s wish!
ISAIAH 14:12: The KJB reads, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning!. . .” The NIV PERversion reads, “How you have fallen from heaven, O MORNING STAR, son of the dawn. . .” The NIV change “Lucifer” to “MORNING STAR”. What’s your Modern Trashlation say?
BUT WAIT. . . I thought the Lord Jesus Christ was the MORNING STAR?
Doesn’t Revelation 22:16 say, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and MORNING STAR”.
The NIV & other Modern Trashlations CLEARY AND BLATANTLY make LUCIFER — The Lord Jesus Christ! WHAT BLASPHEMY! WHAT PERVERSION! And Christians claim the NIV is a “better translation”! ha!
ISAIAH 14:15: The King James Bible condemns Lucifer to hell: “Yet thou shalt be brought down to HELL . . .” The NIV does NOT condemn Lucifer to HELL! The NIV reads, “But you are brought down to the GRAVE. . .” We all go to the GRAVE! Why doesn’t the NIV want Satan in hell?
The Modern Trashlations perverts The Lord’s Prayer into The Devil’s Prayer!
LUKE 11:2-4: The KJB reads, “. . .Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.” The NIV removes everything that refers to a Holy God in heaven -“WHICH ART IN HEAVEN. . . Thy will be done, AS IN HEAVEN, so in earth. . . but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.”
Everything that distinguishes God from the Devil is REMOVED! “OUR FATHER” of the NIV is “NOT IN HEAVEN” and “DOES NOT DELIVER FROM EVIL!” I wonder who it could be? (hint: see John 8:44)
Are you really a Christian?