"Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices." —2nd Corinthians 2:11

Below, in italics: This is the "executive summary", or mission statement, as it were, for the most recent New International Version (NIV).

The Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) has completed their work to update the New International Version of the Bible. The CBT was formed in 1965 to create a modern English Bible translation from the oldest and best-available biblical manuscripts.

If you continually change something, the fact that you based it on something that is supposedly "oldest" means that older thing becomes irrelevant pretty quickly.

That means you are necessarily basing newer somethings on what was already altered and "improved."  You cannot produce good fruit from a rotten tree.

I've got more respect for a State university professor who says there's no Word of God, than I have for a man who'll hide behind the sacred desk and change God's blessed Book.

--Pastor Jack Hyles

The NIV rapidly became the world’s most read modern English Bible with more than 400 million copies in print. Since the most recent NIV update in 1984, the CBT has continued to meet every year in accordance with the NIV charter, which demands constant monitoring of developments in Biblical scholarship and English usage and the reflection of these developments in periodic updates to the text.

The NIV scripture perverts are admitting they do not care for the truth of God's words. Their aim is to cater to the world, not to the believer who esteems the words more than hisScreenshot_2016-04-06-11-58-59[1] necessary food.

Some professed believers actually think this is okay. They think that the Bible should change with the times, like everything else. Why would any Christian with true discernment say such a thing? The world hates Christ (Jn. 7.7) and changing the Bible is a clear attack. But many churchgoers simply shrug this off. The New Testament talks about spiritual blindness. This blindness does not only affect unbelievers, but Christians who are deceived and spiritually lazy.

Christian, reading those executive summary words should spark something in you. Is there a protective reflex in you to love what belongs to God, and not want it polluted? Do you even believe the Bible you are reading? Do you believe that the Bible is infallible, pure, perfect, and inspired?

Is the Lord smarter than men and women? Do you believe that there is even such a thing as "God's Word" and that it is between the covers of a King James Bible? If you answered no to any of those questions, you might be wasting your life in church. Because you might not even believe what you claim. Modern Bible versions can and do hinder spiritual growth. The water is pure. Check out Pastor Jack Hyles' awesome sermon, "Get your stinkin' feet out of my drinking water." mp3

Proverb 30:5-6, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

The committee represents the very best in evangelical biblical scholarship with its members drawn from various denominations and from some of the finest academic institutions in the world.

"The very best" would include people who respect and care for God's words... rather than thinking they are as intelligent as our Lord, and moving to clarify what He said. "The very best", in God's eyes, are those who believe Him and obey His commandments. Like this one:

Jeremiah 26:2, “...all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word.”

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; –Titus 1:2

King JamesJohn 7:8-10:

Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

One three-letter word is all it takes to change a meaning entirely… and that word is “yet”

The ESV says:

You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee. But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private.

By removing that first ‘yet’ in John 7:8, the ESV makes Jesus Christ a liar. According to the ESV, Jesus said he was not going up to this feast, period.

The NIV says:

You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee. However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.

So, what is Jesus saying in the NIV? That he’s not going up to the festival/feast, period.

The NASB [New American Standard Bible]:

Go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because My time has not yet fully come.” Having said these things to them, He stayed in Galilee. But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret.

What does Jesus say in the NASB? That he is not going to the feast, period.

The truth is, the true Lord Jesus didn’t say anything in the NIV, ESV nor NASB. The Jesus in those versions is that other  Jesus… one of many false versions of Jesus mentioned in 2 Corinthians 11:14.

For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Notice what these modern versions have done by removing the “yet.” They’ve made Jesus Christ a liar, therefore making Him a sinner.

In those versions, they say that Jesus said He’s not going to the feast, PERIOD… and then He does!

In the King James, He says He’s not going up, yet… and then He does, a little later.

Jesus Christ can be deceptive. After all, when He does go to the feast, He does so, as it were, in secret.

One thing we can be sure of: Jesus is no liar.

He never bore (and never bears) false witness against or to anyone. Yet these modern versions of the Bible have the Lord Jesus lying openly and defiantly to his brethren in John 7, verse 8.

He did delude these unbelieving brothers born of Mary. Perhaps He didn’t want to travel to the gathering with them. Because the Lord asks you and me in the book of Amos, Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

We're using this series to reveal the differences between the King James Bible and other versions.

King James or NIV: Psalm 9:17

Psalm 9:17

The word "hell" occurs 31 times in the Old Testament in the King James Bible. In the Old Testament of the NIV it isn't there at all.

Again: The word "hell" is NOT in the Old Testament of the NIV.

PSALM 9:17 in the King James reads, "The wicked shall be turned into HELL. . ."

The NIV reads, "The wicked return to the GRAVE. . ."  or to the "realm of the dead."

By removing "hell" the NIV perverts Psalm  9:17. Remember that one definition of 'pervert', the verb, is 'to twist.'

In the New Testament the NIV removes "hell" 9 times. Most churches claim to use this version because it is easier to understand with clearer language for the layman. The truth is that the NIV is less offensive to the sinner, and therefore more profitable for the church that chooses to use it.

But the word the NIV uses to replace hell is Hades. Five times in the New Testament, Hades is substituted (Matt 16:18, Rev 1:18, 6:8, 20:13,14). One evangelist wrote:

Everybody knows what HELL is! Do you know what HADES is? Hades is not always a place of torment or terror. The Assyrian Hades is an abode of blessedness with silver skies called "Happy Fields". In the satanic New Age Movement, Hades is an intermediate state of purification. Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary defines HADES: "the underground abode of the dead in Greek MYTHOLOGY". The NIV perverts your Bible into MYTHOLOGY!

Screenshot (180)Remember that God promises His words are pure, and perfect... and we are not to add nor take away from them. Brothers and sisters in Christ, do we believe that? or do we believe the world? The NIV is widely accepted, and the Bible tells us that when the world approves of someone or something, it is an abomination.

Psalm 12:6 --"The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times." AMEN.

*with thanks to Terry Watkins. 

All these words are missing in the NIV and NIRV versions...

...Sodomite, regeneration, mercyseat, Calvary, remission, Jehovah, immutable, omnipotent, Comforter, Holy Ghost, Messiah, quickened, infallible, fornication, trucebreakers, winebibbers, carnal, slothful, unthankful, effeminate, backbiting, vanity, lasciviousness, whoredom, devils, Lucifer, damnation, brimstone, and the bottomless pit.

King James Bible or NIV: Philippians 2:6

Met a man who laughed at the gospel of Jesus Christ. He said, "Men have a desire to make themselves better than they really are. They want to worship something higher. I don't see any difference between religions."

The man is correct in a way, because everyone worships something. There truly are no atheists. A so-called atheist is really

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Praising God in victory while kissing a golden idol.

saying, he rejects the God presented to him, but he has chosen another god. Environment, animals, sports, film and television, career, education, collecting... anything that has our hearts more than the Lord is our god, our idol.

However, the born again individual knows that he is not anything, without God. He understands that Jesus Christ is higher than the highest.

That's the difference between saved, true religion, and what the world recognizes (on a carnal, natural level) as "religion." Go from Mormonism to Hinduism to Catholicism to any other form you wish; all of them put works as a requirement to pleasing God, or at least do not recognize the fulness of the Godhead in Jesus.

The Christian who is using a King James Bible as his standard knows that it only takes faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. This is a basic New Testament principle that many modern Christians have never been taught. Why? The Christian's spiritual sensibility is so polluted by secular media, films and television that they don't know what the Bible actually says.

When we do read the Bible, it's important that we are reading God's Word... not man's editing of that Word. The New International Version committees have continually twisted the Holy Bible, not to make it easier to understand, but to appeal to many. The NIV edits Philippians 2:6:

King James Bible: "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

New International Version: "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,"

Verse 5 makes it clear that this Scripture is speaking about Jesus Christ, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:"  The NIV goes 180 degrees the opposite direction of the truth by saying that Jesus couldn't grasp equality with God. 

The Bible teaches that Jesus is not only equal with God, but Jesus is Almighty God.  In fact, Jesus self-proclaimed Himself as Almighty God in Revelation 1:8, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."


King James Bible v. NIV: Micah 5:2

Did Jesus Christ ever begin?  No, of course not, He has always been.  Jesus is God, and has no origin (Hebrews 7:3).  If He did, then He wouldn’t be God.  So if the NIV says that Jesus had an origin, you know it’s blasphemy!  In Micah 5:2, God the Father is prophesying the birth of His Son in a particular town, Bethlehem. Here is the King James reading of Micah, chapter 5:

Micah5-KJV (81)Now, read the New International Version (NIV) that most people prefer:


There is a difference between “everlasting” (no beginning and no end) and “ancient times” (merely a long long time ago).

Our friend Webster, defines “pervert” as 1. to cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true… 2. to twist the meaning or sense of: misinterpret (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977, p.856).

There are many such perversions and ‘twists’ in the NIV. Because men and women are born leaning away from what God wants (conceived in inquity, as Psalms tells us), we are naturally going to be attracted to the lie, to ANYthing antichristian. That’s why the version is so popular among the body of Christ… among those who are truly saved yet deceived, and those who claim Christianity as a label, a title, rather than a true lifestyle.

God is calling you out of the world. He wants you to know the truth… this is a huge subject, and we will return to it sooner, Lord willing… We love you and we would not have the believer deceived. Take care.