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Fellow Christians - Beware of these "bibles"

We think they are a "Con job" perpetuated on us by satan

NI New International Version NAS New American Standard Version
NKJ New King James Version RS Revised Standard Version
NRS New Revised Standard Version LB The Living Bible
NC New Century Version  OTHR  Other New Ones

In Galatians 1:8-9 Paul said not once, but twice, that those that pervert the gospel would be accursed. 

Many who are responsible for the changes in the above bibles did not believe that Jesus was God and even a few did not believe in God at all. Knowing this, we can see why they were quite willing to change the word of God.  They all leave out dozens of references to the deity of Jesus Christ, and they add words which tend to question His virgin birth, and His substitutionary death (which fully satisfy atonement). The new additions are marked by additions and subtractions.  Also, some four whole pages of words, phrases, sentences and verses have been omitted by these new versions.

Due to all the errors, omissions, and subtle changes in Bibles since 1881, Bible Probe highly recommends Christians use ONLY the following:


Protestants original Authorized King James (1611)
Catholics Catholic Douay Reims - older versions


It is not a matter of preference. It's a matter of Satan conning us into thinking both are the same. And conning us into thinking they are easier to read, and therefore a matter of preference. When they are not.

The meaning is not always kept intact. Plus, look at the "fruits" they have produced. Some of these new translations are not only watered down, but their serious outright omissions can have very lasting consequences to many souls.

Between 1700 and 1900, The greatest missionary work in church history occurred relying on the Authorized King James version. This alone tells us that the KJV (1611) is the true Word of God because of "the fruits" it produced. On the other hand, look at the fruits these new so-called "dynamic equivalent" versions of the Bible have produced (abortionists, rampant homosexuality, and legislators and judges who back those things - Columbine?).

Church of England Bishop Brooke Foss Westcott and Cambridge University Professor Fenton John Anthony Hort were the driving force behind the Revised Version of 1881 which these new bibles above are based on.  This was a replacement of the pure texts and not a revision of the language of the King James.  It can reasonably said that these two men are directly responsible for the spiritual backbone lacking in most pulpits today, because of the changes brought about through their corrupt text. It all began In 1870 when the idea of a modest revision of the King James Authorized Version was sanctioned by the Southern Convocation of the Church of England.  This provided the opportunity for Westcott and Hort to introduce their radical changes.  Hort and Westcott defended the inclusion of a Unitarian scholar on the Revision Committee. The resulting "The New Testament in the Original Greek" was published in 1881, as was the Revised Version based upon it.

When their new bibles appeared in England and America in the late 1800's they were rejected.  But,
two generations after the failure of the English Revision, the theories of Westcott and Hort had become majority opinion in evangelical Bible colleges and seminaries in both the United States and England. Their theories were universally accepted in modernist seminaries. The Jehovah’s Witnesses and other cults bragged about having Bible translations based upon the Westcott and Hort theory.

ANGLICAN CHURCH - a proven Harlot. Look at what is happening in this denomination today (Homosexual Bishops, woman priestesses, etc.)

Westcott and Hort were not only Fathers in the Anglican church. But, according to numerous historians and New Age researchers, appear to be among the Fathers of the modern channeling movement. Channeling and Spiritualism is New Age heresy that are forbidden by the Word of God...  In 1993, Gail Riplinger published New Age Bible Versions. In this book, she alleges that Westcott and Hort were practitioners of the occult. It is indicated that they provide a bridge between apostate Christianity and the occult and the New Age Movement. These two "esteemed scholars" were not even fundamental Christians. It is additionally known about Hort and Wescott that they did not believe in: a literal heaven, the literal Second Coming of Jesus and his coming 1000 yr reign on earth.  Also, they did not believe in angels, the oneness of the Trinity, and the soul's existence separated from the body.  They also did not believe in a literal Devil. 

According to Hort’s son, Dr. Hort’s own mother (a devout Bible believer) could not be sympathetic to his views about the Bible. Westcott wrote to Hort that he overwhelmingly rejected the "idea of the infallibility of the Bible". Hort says the same thing, the same week, in a letter to Bishop Lightfoot.  Hort called the doctrine of the substitutionary atonement "immoral". In doing so he sided with the normal doctrine of the High Church Party of the Church of England. The Low Church Party was generally evangelical, teaching salvation through personal faith in Jesus Christ. The High Church Party taught salvation by good works, including baptism and church membership. Additionally, many may find it hard to believe this about the two men behind these new bibles.  Westcott denied that Genesis 1 through 3 were historically true. Hort praised Darwin and his theory of evolution.  According to Fuller (page 157); "Textual criticism cannot be divorced entirely from theology. No matter how great a Greek scholar a man may be, or no matter how great an authority on the textual evidence, his conclusions must always be open to suspicion if he does not accept the Bible as the very Word of God."

The heart of the Wescott and Hort theory was that the New Testament was preserved in almost perfect condition in two Greek texts, the Codex Vaticanus and the Codex Sinaticus of the 4th century (325-350 A.D.) . Sinaticus was discovered in a wastebasket in St. Catherine’s Monestary (in the Sinai) in 1844 by Constantin von Tischendorf. The Vaticanus manuscript laid on a shelf in the Vatican library at Rome until 1431, and was considered so corrupt that no one would use it . The Vaticanus was found in the Vatican library in 1475 and was rediscovered in 1845.  These two men were determined to replace the King James Bible and the Greek Textus Receptus. In short, their theory suggests that for fifteen hundred years the preserved Word of God was lost until it was recovered in the nineteenth century in a trash can and in the Vatican Library. Textus Receptus (Latin: "received text") is the name given to the first Greek language text of the New Testament to be published.

Below date to 330-350 A.D.

Codex Sinaiticus

The entire well preserved Codex Sinaiticus consists of 346 1/2  folios, written in four columns. Of these 199 belong to the Old Testament and 147 1/2 to the New Testament.


Codex Vaticanus below is probably just slightly older than Codex Sinaiticus

Codex Vaticanus

The extant New Testament of Codex Vaticanus contains the Gospels, Acts, the General Epistles, the Pauline Epistles and Hebrews (up to Hebrews 9:14, καθα[ριει). 

All of the other newer Bible versions, such as the NIV, NASB, etc. are based upon another manuscript family known as the Alexandrian Manuscript family which was put together by Origen of Alexandria, Egypt in about the 2nd century. Most scholars agree Origen was a heretic because of his denial of essential doctrines.  In all,
there are over 5,000 major changes between the Majority Text (KJV & Douay Reims)  and the Minority Text (all other newer bibles).

The two best renditions of the Bible that have had the least amount of change are the King James and the older versions of the Douay Reims, Catholic Bible. The original King James Bible is the Authorized Version of 1611 (AV). This Bible does a good job in translating the ancient Hebrew texts. The King James, Authorized Version is relatively free from bias and is widely accepted by English speaking Protestants.

This manuscript family behind the KJV is called the Traditional or Majority text because over 99% of the manuscripts that have ever been found support and back this text. Scholars have discovered 5,255 pieces of manuscript evidence. Its been said that Of these, 5,210 of them support the Traditional text behind that of the KJV! That’s why it is called the MAJORITY text! That is 99%! Most important vis-à-vis credibility is that these manuscripts come from all over the known world of the day, not from any central location. And 99% agree with each other.

The Textus Receptus (received text) (aka: "Byzantine Text") from which the King James Bible came can be traced clear back to Antioch, Syria, where the disciples were first called Christians and where Paul and Barnabas taught the word of God for a whole year (Acts 11:26). The most notable version support for the Byzantine text is in the Peshitta Syriac and the fourth century Gothic version. A second-century date for the Peshitta used to be advocated, but study of the Biblical quotations in the writings of Syrian Fathers Aphraates and Ephraem has demonstrated that neither of these leaders used the Peshitta, and so it must date from after their time, i.e., to the late fourth century or after. Erasmus gathered many of these documents on his travels himself. The text for these new bibles Hort and Wescott took from finds in Alexandria, Egypt, and from Rome .  Hort clearly had a bias against the Textus Receptus, calling it "villainous" and "vile". Hort aggressively taught that the School at Antioch (associated with Lucian) had loosely translated the true text of Scripture in the second century A. D. This supposedly created an unreliable text of Scripture which became the Textus Receptus. This was called the Lucian Recension Theory.

The Latin Vulgate Bible, translated by St. Jerome from the Septuagint Cannon (LXX) of the Old Testament, is considered the "official" Bible of the Catholic Church. 

Probably the most important figure in the renaissance of learning and religion was Erasmus. He traveled around Europe's great learning centers, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome and others. He left his mark in history as the editor of the first published Greek New Testament printed in 1516"

Barry Burton says: "The vast majority of Greek manuscripts agree together. They have been passed down thru the centuries by true Bible-believing Christians. In 1516 Erasmus compiled, edited, and printed the Greek 'Textus Receptus'. This is the text that the Protestants of the Reformation KNEW to be the Word of God (inerrant and infallible). The text Erasmus chose had an outstanding history in the Greek, the Syrian, and the Waldensian Churches (also termed "Syrian", "Antioch", or Koine text), and ... it constituted an irresistible argument for and proof of God's providence.  The Old Testament has been faithfully preserved by the Jews in what is known as the Masoretic Text. There are few translation problems with the Old Testament.

Now, the truth about Erasmus. The truth about Erasmus is that he was first a Roman Catholic monk who was later ordained and became a Roman Catholic priest, who opposed Luther and the Reformation, was offered by the Pope himself the high Roman Catholic church position of cardinal, refused to leave the Church of Rome and always freely submitted his judgments to the decisions of the Roman Church.


Let's look in a 'modern' version of the Bible, at Luke 2:33.

Starting in Luke 2:27 Simeon has gone into the temple to see the baby Jesus (who is with Joseph and Mary). Again, depending on the particular 'modern' version, in verse 33, it will say something similar to:

" ... and his FATHER and mother were amazed at the things which were spoken of him" [i.e. of Jesus].

his father" was amazed at the things which were spoken of him?!

The father of Jesus was NOT Joseph! Jesus' father was God!

Now, let's look in the Authorized King James Bible. The KJV has the correct reading; in Luke 2:33 it says:

"And JOSEPH and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him".

For a 'modern' version ( NIV, NASV, RSV etc.) to say Joseph was Jesus' father is blasphemy!

The Authorized King James says:

"For the Son of man is come TO SAVE THAT WHICH WAS LOST."

This one verse, which summarizes Jesus' entire mission to earth, is either ignored in 'new' versions; or it is put in brackets casting doubt on it! This verse contains a KEY piece of Christian doctrine.

Turn to 1st Peter 4:1.

In a 'modern' version it says: "... Christ suffered ..."

In your Authorized King James Bible the full reading is quoted as:

"... Christ suffered FOR US."

Notice the last two words give the FULL meaning. Leaving out "for us" misses the point entirely!

A 'modern' version will NOT tell you how! (in Colossians 1:14). It says (of Jesus):

"in whom we have redemption ..."

The full Christian doctrine is only included in the King James reading of the same verse. Properly stated, it says (of Jesus):

"In whom we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD ..."

With no shedding of blood -- there is NO remission of sins. Leaving out "the blood" misses a key point of doctrine (and leaves us in our sins).

The Lord's prayer, taught to us by Jesus, and recorded in Luke 11:2-4 of the KJV, is as follows:

"... Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed (Holy) 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."

Look at Luke 11:2-4 in a 'modern' version and re-read the Lord's prayer. The wording will be similar to:

"... Father, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation".

This modern version states "Father" but then leaves out "... WHICH ART IN HEAVEN ...".

You don't know who you are praying to, your Father in heaven, or to Satan!

This modern version also leaves out "THY WILL BE DONE, AS IN HEAVEN, SO IN EARTH".

By leaving out the fact that we are praying to our Father WHOSE WILL IS DONE IN HEAVEN, this 'modern' version is re-directing your prayer away from God and toward someone or something else (in another place).

Look at it again. There is a major omission in the last half of verse 4.

Verse 4 states: "And lead us not into temptation". But this verse then leaves out: "... BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL ..."

The New Revised Standard Version, New World Translation and Revised English Bible take Isaiah 7:14 and discount the prophecy of Mary being a virgin by calling her a young woman.

Romans 13:9: For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

The phrase "thou shalt not bear false witness" is missing from the modern critical text.

Other examples in some, but not all versions:

1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
"firstborn" is missing"

5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
"bless them that curse you" is missing

6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
"For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever." is missing

6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
"of God" is missing

8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
"Jesus" is missing

9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
"to repentance." is missing

16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
"O ye hypocrites" is missing

17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
missing enrirely

18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
missing entirely


The NASB teaches in John 5:29 that we are saved by doing ‘good deeds’ Rather than doing the one good thing of trusting Christ as Saviour!

The NKJV teaches that it is ‘difficult’ to be saved in Matt. 7:14!

The NIV teaches that Jesus SINNED when you read Mark 3:5 and Matthew 5:22!

The NIV does away with Lucifer! There is no Lucifer in the NIV!

Worse than that, the NIV declares that ‘the morning star’ is the that fell and was cut down and did weaken the nations, not Lucifer!

When we read Revelation 22:16 we see that the Morning star is Jesus!

Why we were spared by the gift of the Authorized King James Version:

Psalm 12:6-7 says, "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."

The new versions have systematically removed Luke's witness to the ascension of Christ--and of course they have done away entirely with Mark's witness to the ascension, simply because these last twelve verses do not appear in those two corrupt manuscripts, the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus.

Remember, these new bibles began to appear in the late 1800's. 

On the 18th of September 1846 Our Lady of La Salette said to the 14 year old girl Mélanie  Calvat, and the 11 year old boy Maximim:

"In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell; they will put an end to faith little by little, even in those dedicated to GOD. They will blind them in such a way, that, unless they are blessed with a special grace, these people will take on the spirit of these angels of hell; several religious institutions will lose all faith and will lose many souls.

Evil books will be abundant on earth and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere a universal slackening in all that concerns the service of GOD. They will have great power over Nature: there will be churches built to serve these spirits. People will be transported from one place to another by these evil spirits, even priests, for they will not have been guided by the good spirit of the Gospel which is the spirit of humility, charity, and zeal for the glory of GOD. On occasions, the dead and the righteous will be brought back to life. "

Read more on this subject HERE


The Bible the Pilgrims read

When they arrived in America in 1620, the most precious cargo the Pilgrims carried with them was the Bible.

Have you ever wondered which version of the Bible they brought to America on the Mayflower? It was not the King James Version of 1611. It was an earlier version not sanctioned by the government – the 1599 Geneva Bible, a forgotten yet priceless treasure.

The Geneva Bible, printed over 200 times between 1560 and 1644, was the most widely read and influential English Bible of the 16th and 17th centuries. The translation was the product of the best Protestant scholars of the day and became the Bible of choice for many of the greatest writers, thinkers, and historical figures of that time. Men such as Shakespeare, John Bunyan, and John Milton used the Geneva Bible, and it was reflected in their writings. During the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell issued a pamphlet containing excerpts from the Geneva Bible to his troops. William Bradford cited the Geneva Bible in his book "Of Plymouth Plantation."

The Geneva Bible is unique among all other Bibles. It was the first Bible to use chapters and numbered verses and became the most popular version of its time because of the extensive marginal notes. These notes, written by Reformation leaders such as John Calvin, John Knox, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, and others, were included to explain and interpret the scriptures for the common people.

For nearly half a century these notes helped the people of England, Scotland, and Ireland understand the Bible and true liberty. King James despised the Geneva Bible because he considered the notes on key political texts to be seditious and a threat to his authority. Unlike the King James Version, the Geneva Bible was not authorized by the government. It was truly a Bible by the people and for the people. You can see why this remarkable version with its profound marginal notes played a key role in the formation of the American Republic.

Now 407 years after its original publication, this wonderful version of the Bible has been resurrected.

Reference for this Geneva Bible article: World Net Daily

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