A Voice In The Wilderness  Vital Topics Booklet Index
In Part Two we will consider some 80+ texts
in the King James Bible ( KJV ) which have been corrupted in
the Revised Version of 1881, upon which most modern 'Bibles'
are based. You are now invited to check the particular translation
you are using against these texts; bearing in mind as you do so that this comparison, unless otherwise stated, is with the Revised Version of 1881.
See separate articles in which the KJV is compared with the New American Standard Version and the New International Version.
To appreciate the value of all these comparisons,
carefully note the words printed in bold text.
They will highlight the:
- Missing words in the
- Missing verses in
the modern translations.
- [ Bracketed verses or passage s ] with
misleading notes which all cast doubt on the
- Critical Mistranslations.
Following some of the texts is a brief Comment.
You should, however, also pause at texts which are not commented
on and think about the effect of the error being pointed out.
- Genesis 12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram,
and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst
thou not tell me that she was thy wife? 19 Why saidst thou, She
is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife.
Comment: Some modern translations say: 'Why did you say she
is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife.' This
is a serious mistranslation. It implies that Pharaoh had sexual
intercourse with Sarah and that the plagues that the Almighty
had sent on Pharaoh's household to prevent just such an occurrence,
had proved futile.
- Genesis 49: 10 The scepter shall not depart
from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh
come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Comment:
The word Shiloh, referring to Christ the Peacemaker, is missing.
- Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord himself shall
give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear
a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Commenting
on this amazing error, Jasper Ray writes: "Here we have
'virgin' versus 'young woman.' In the Septuagint,
the Bible of the Greeks, the word 'almah' in Isaiah 7:14 is translated
virgin, as in the King James. 'Almah' is used seven times in the
Old Testament, and always means virgin. In the RSV the words 'or
virgin' being added in the footnote, could easily lead one to
believe the term 'young women' was inserted in the text for a
subtle purpose, thus making it possible for the orthodox, virgin
birth believers, and those who deny the virgin birth to come together.
In this way the 'ground' is being prepared for the progress of
the Ecumenical Movement ( i.e. the plan to unite all religious
systems into one great body."( Ref: D4 )
- Matthew 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. Comment: This last
part ( in bold type ) of the Lord's prayer is either [ bracketed ]
as though the phrase should not be there, or the phrase is left
out altogether, which is even worse. Remember the warning in Revelation
- John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that
he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Comment:
The word begotten is also omitted in the following
texts: John 1:14, 1:18, 3:18.
- Matthew 17: 21: Howbeit this kind goeth
not out but by prayer and fasting. Comment: [ Whole
verse missing ]
- Matt.18: 11: For the Son of man is come
to save that which was lost. Comment:[ Whole
verse missing ]
- Mark 7:16: If any man have ears to hear, let
him hear. Comment: [ Whole verse missing ]
- Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled,
which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. Comment:
The whole verse is missing or bracketed, thereby casting doubt
on the fulfilment of the prophecy of Isaiah 53:12 which tells
of the Saviour's crucifixion with transgressors.
- Romans 16: 24: The grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ be with you all. Amen. Comment: [ Whole verse
- Acts 10:30 and 1 Corinthians 7:5. Comment:
the requirement to 'fast' is omitted. Hills comments
further: 'These omissions are probably due to the influence
of Clement of Alexandria and other Gnostics, who interpreted fasting
in the spiritual sense and were opposed to literal fasting.
( page 138 )
- Mark 16:9-20. Comment:
These 12 verses are all omitted in many modern translations;
or they are [ bracketed ] and noted that they are 'not
included in the oldest and best manuscripts;' or 'some
ancient authorities bring the book to a close at the end of verse
8.' The fact is, the very opposite is true. These 12
verses are all included in the oldest and best manuscripts: best
that is, not in appearance, but in telling the truth! These
12 verses are also present in ancient Bible versions ( the Old
Latin Bible, the Waldensian Bible, the Sahidic and the Gothic
versions ) which are all older than codices Sinaiticus and
Vaticanus. These 12 verses are quoted by the ancients such
as: Papias, Justin Martyr, Iranaeus, Tertullian and even by Jerome!
So to say that they 'do not appear in the best manuscripts,'
or 'in the most reliable early manuscripts' is untrue.
- Matthew 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever
shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall
marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her
which is put away doth commit adultery. Comment: Pause
awhile, dear reader, and try to imagine the effect this deletion
has already had on the morals of our society. It has already opened
the floodgates of adultery. See AVITW articles on Adultery,
Marriage and Divorce for more detail.
- Matthew 20: 16: So the last shall be first,
and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
- Matthew 27: 35: And they crucified him, and
parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among
them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. Comment:
A powerful Messianic prophecy is here chopped to pieces. Fulfilled
prophecy is the strongest evidence that the Bible is the Word
of God. By failing to link this verse with Psalm 22:18 that link
- Mark 1.14: Now after that John was put in
prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of
the kingdom of God. Comment:
The Saviour's main work in coming to earth
was to preach the gospel of the kingdom; to invite mankind
to enter the Kingdom of God. His life, death, resurrection and
second coming will climax when ransomed believers enter the Kingdom
of God. By deleting the words 'of the Kingdom' the
whole objective of the Messiah's coming is missed.
- Mark 2: 17: When Jesus heard it, he saith
unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician,
but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but
sinners to repentance. Comment: Repentance is
not a popular word these days. It means being sorry for committing
sin, for breaking God's law. Is repentance important? Certainly
it is. Jesus said: 'I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent,
ye shall all likewise perish.' ( Luke:13:3 ) And
the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth
all men every where to repent. ( Acts 17:30 )
Failure to repent will lead to eternal death! Why was
this important word omitted?
- Mark 6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you,
nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under
your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you,
It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of
judgment, than for that city. Comment: Leaving out
this reference to Sodom is obviously a very serious omission!
- Mark 9: 24: And straightway the father of
the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe;
help thou mine unbelief. Comment: Most modern translations
leave out the word Lord. Others, posing as translations
read: Sir, I believe
- Mark 9:44 and 46 Where their worm dieth
not, and the fire is not quenched.
- Mark 11:10 And they that went before, and
they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that
cometh in the name of the Lord:
- Mark 13: 14: But when ye shall see the abomination
of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing
where it ought not, ( let him that readeth understand, ) then let
them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains. Comment:
This vital pointer to the prophecy of Daniel is deleted. Comparatively
few Christians know that Daniel wrote several end-time prophecies.
The prophet Daniel is mentioned only twice in the New Testament:
in this verse and in Matthew 24:15. Of these two pointers to Daniel
the prophet, one has been deleted.
- Luke 2:33 And Joseph and his mother
marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. Comment:
Note the subtle change in many translations of the name Joseph
to father. It reflects disbelief of the fact that
the Father of our Saviour Jesus Christ is in fact the Almighty
God of Israel, not Joseph.
- Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It
is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every word of God. Comment: Another dangerous deletion
which robs God's Word of its vital role in life. Also note the
special reference to 'every word.'
- Luke 4: 8: And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou
shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
- Luke 23:38 And a superscription also was written
over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS
IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
- Luke 23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
Messiah's Ascension to Heaven
Many translations ( we can hardly call them versions
for they are merely revisions of the Revised Version ) reflect
disbelief in the resurrection and bodily ascension to heaven
of Jesus Christ; or even that he came from heaven in the first
place. Consider the next few verses.
- Luke 24 :6 He is not here, but is risen:
remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee.
- Luke 24:12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto
the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes
laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that
which was come to pass. Comment: [ Whole
verse missing ]
- Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed
them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
- John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven,
but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which
is in heaven.
- John 3:15. "That whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have eternal life."
Comment: Do you know what the "B" ( Vaticanus )
and "Aleph" ( Sinaiticus ) manuscripts do to the three
words, "should not perish"? They omit them. Try
finding those three vital words in the NASV.
- 1 Cor.15:47: The first man is of the earth,
earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
- John 16:16: A little while, and ye shall not
see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because
I go to the Father.
- Acts 2: 30: Therefore being a prophet, and
knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit
of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ
to sit on his throne. Comment: Here we have an extremely
corrupt rendering in many modern translations. God swore an oath
to king David that from his loins would come the Christ the
Anointed One - the Messiah! What have the modern
translators done with this divine oath? They have changed it to
'God would seat ( or place ) one of his ( David's ) descendants
on his throne.' Pause dear reader and consider this error.
I ask, why did God bother with an oath, when the likelihood of
one of David's descendants sitting on his throne was inevitable?
There was absolutely no need for an oath to a man who had so many
sons. But to promise that one of David's sons would be the
resurrected Messiah and would sit on David's throne is an
entirely different matter. The divine oath has now become tremendously
meaningful. But alas! the modern translators have made God's oath
into something quite unnecessary by changing the word Christ
to a descendant.
- John 4: 42: And said unto the woman, Now we
believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves,
and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of
- John 6: 47: Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. Comment:
Those two vital missing words 'on me' have
been left out of most modern translations. The corrupted text
now implies that all who believe - whatever or whoever they believe
- will have everlasting life. A greater falsehood is hard to imagine.
Pause and think about it!
- John 7:8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not
up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.
Comment: By removing the word 'yet' the NASV
has turned Jesus into a liar: for in it he said he was not
going to the feast, but went. Other modern translations [ bracket ]
the word 'yet' and add the note 'Some early manuscripts
do not have 'yet.' ' This Note, by implication, means
that, at best, the Saviour didn't know what he was doing, or,
at worst, was telling a blatant lie.
- John 7:53-8:11 All 12 verses are [ bracketed ]
and/or noted as 'not being in the best manuscripts.' Comment:
Another untruth! These 12 verses are all in the best ancient
versions; which are some 200 years older than codices Sinaiticus
- Acts 7:37 This is that Moses, which said unto
the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise
up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
The Divinity of Jesus Christ
- Acts 8: 37: And Philip said, If thou believest
with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I
believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God! Comment:
It is virtually impossible to attribute the omission of this
vital statement to anything else than disbelief in the fact that
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The divinity of Jesus is
a foundation doctrine of the Christian Church. To attack this
doctrine is heresy of the most serious kind. Every modern translation
that omits this vital fact ( that Jesus is the Son of God
or brackets this confession ), regardless of its other merits,
is unworthy of study. It should be set aside by all seekers of
- 1 Tim.3:16
God was manifest
in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached
unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into
Comment: Modern translations have here substituted
the word God with he: thereby undermining the greatest
truth in all the Bible: that the Almighty God actually came down
to earth in the person of Jesus Christ!
Jesus Christ is God in a human body, God incarnate, God manifest
in the flesh! This is the foundation truth of the Christian
faith that God actually came down to earth in the person of Jesus
Christ. But alas! the modern translators have either left the
word God out or changed the word to he; all because they did not really believe that Jesus Christ
is God manifest in human flesh. Pause dear reader and
consider that enormous error. That single mistranslation should
be enough to set aside any book posing as the Word of God.
- Romans 14:10:
for we shall all stand
before the judgment seat of Christ. Comment: Here
again the disbelief of the modern translators that Jesus Christ is God; and the
One before whom all the world will stand at the Judgment. They
have replaced Christ with God.
- John 9: 35: Jesus heard that they had cast
him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou
believe on the Son of God? Comment: Many translations
have changed this to read: Dost thou believe in the Son of Man?
Once again, this is evidence of doubt that Jesus is
the Son of God!
- Acts 16: 31: And they said, Believe on the
Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
- Acts 17: 26: And hath made of one blood
all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth,
and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds
of their habitation.. Comment: Most modern translations
have either omitted the word 'blood' or replaced it with
the word 'man.' I ask you, how is it possible for any translator
to confuse the word blood with man? Any translator
who confuses these two words has obviously opted for a corrupt
manuscript. He may not have known it, but that act has made his
work totally unacceptable to God. In the Good News for Modern
Man Bible the word 'blood' is omitted 15 times.
( Matthew 27:4, 27:24, 27:25, Acts 5:28, Acts 20:28, Romans 3:25,
Romans 5:9, Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 2:13, Colossians 1:14, Colossians
1:20, Hebrews 10:19, 1 Peter 1:19, Revelation 1:5, Revelation 5:9 ).
Bear in mind that it is the blood of Jesus that makes atonement
for our souls. ( Leviticus 17:11 )
- Acts 20: 25: And now, behold, I know that
ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God,
shall see my face no more.
- Acts 23: 9: And there arose a great cry: and
the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove,
saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel
hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.
- Romans 9: 28: For he will finish the work,
and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work
will the Lord make upon the earth.
- 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. Comment:
Of the four commandments Jesus quoted, one has been left out.
- 1 Cor.7: 39: The wife is bound by the law
as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she
is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
Comment: The law of the Almighty has always been under
attack, even within the church. This is another example where
God's law is ignored.
- 1 Cor.10: 28: But if any man say unto you,
This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake
that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the
Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
- 1 Cor.11:24: And when he had given thanks,
he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which
is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. Comment:
The new covenant Passover ( communion ) service is one of the
most sacred in all the year: where the bread and the wine
represent the body and blood of Jesus Christ - Yeshua the
Messiah. Pause awhile dear reader and try to consider the
danger this omission ( 'take, eat' ) represents.
Missing Name or Title
Many texts in the modern translations omit the Saviour's
name Jesus or Christ, which means the Anointed
One - the Messiah. Is it important? Very important; because
by omitting such information the specific person being referred
to and his mission are not identified. Scores of men in the Saviour's
day were called Jesus. It was a common name. By omitting
the word 'Christ' the one specific Jesus being referred
to - the Messiah - is missed. By omitting the word 'Lord'
his title is ignored. Here are a few examples of where
such specific details are missing:
- Romans 1: 16: For I am not ashamed
of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto
salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also
to the Greek. Comment: The title Christ ( the Anointed
One, the Messiah ) is here missing in most modern translations.
The word gospel, as most believers know, means 'good news.'
And who can possibly be ashamed of bringing good news to anyone?
But being 'ashamed of the gospel of Christ' is quite
another matter: millions of Christians are secretly ashamed of
the gospel: all the while forgetting that it is the 'gospel
of Christ' which is 'the power of God unto salvation.'
- Galatians 4:7: Wherefore thou art no more
a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through
- Galatians 6:15: For in Christ Jesus
neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but
a new creature.
- Ephesians 3: 9: And to make all men see what
is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of
the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus
- Ephesians 3: 14: For this cause I bow my knees
unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
- 1 Cor.16:22-23 If any man love not the Lord
Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. The grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
- 2 Cor.4:6: For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the
light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus
- 2 Cor.4:10: Always bearing about in the body
the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus
might be made manifest in our body.
- Galatians 3:1: O foolish Galatians, who hath
bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before
whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified
- Colossians 1: 2: To the saints and faithful
brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and
peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Colossians 1: 14: In whom we have redemption
through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
- Hebrews 1: 3: Who being the brightness of
his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding
all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself
purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on
- Hebrews 7: 21: ( For those priests were made
without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him,
The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever
after the order of Melchisedec: )
- 1 Peter 1: 22: Seeing ye have purified your
souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned
love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure
heart fervently. Comment: Without the Holy Spirit
it is absolutely impossible to purify one's soul or obey the
truth with unfeigned love. In the rendering of this verse the
modern translators have removed the Master Key to all spiritual
achievement - the Holy Spirit.
- 1 Peter 4: 1: Forasmuch then as Christ hath
suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with
the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased
- 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.
- James 5:16 Confess your faults one
to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The
effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Comment: The Greek word for 'faults' is praptomata.
The Greek word for 'sins' is hamartias.
The word 'sins' in most modern versions is
therefore a mistranslation - an error! It supports the dubious
practice of sinners confessing sins to a priest; who has absolutely
no authority whatsoever to listen to, let alone forgive another's
sins. It is one thing to confess your 'faults'
( praptomata ) to someone you've wronged: but quite another
to confess your 'sins' ( hamartias ) to a
priest. Faults are vastly different from sins. Impatience,
a short temper, a weakness for drink etc. are faults. Whereas
the sins these faults may lead to are: violence, revenge, drunkenness.
According to Scripture it is blasphemy to attempt to forgive another's
sins; as only God ( and Jesus is God ) can do that. ( Mark 2:7 )
To be sure a victim can forgive a sinner, if forgiveness
is requested; but an uninvolved third party - such as a priest - has absolutely no authority whatsoever to forgive the sins of another. See Confession to God or Priest
- Rev.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.
- Rev.1: 9: I John, who also am your brother,
and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience
of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos,
for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
- Rev.1: 11: Saying, I am Alpha and Omega,
the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book,
and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia
Ten words are missing!
- Rev.2: 13: I know thy works, and where
thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is
- Rev.2:15: So hast thou also them that
hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
- Rev.5:14:And the four beasts said, Amen. And
the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that
liveth for ever and ever. Comment: By leaving out
the words 'him that liveth for ever and ever' the text allows
the worship of any God.
- Rev.11: 17: Saying, We give thee thanks, O
Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come;
because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
- Rev.12: 12: Therefore rejoice, ye heavens,
and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the
earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having
- Rev.12: 17: And the dragon was wroth with
the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of
- Rev.14: 5: And in their mouth was found no
guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
- Rev.16: 17: And the seventh angel poured out
his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the
temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
- Rev.20: 9: And they went up on the breadth
of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and
the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven,
and devoured them.
- Rev.21: 24: And the nations of them which
are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of
the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. Comment:
By leaving out the words 'of them which are saved' the
RSV and many modern translations imply that the saved and unsaved
of all nations will enter the New Jerusalem: which, of course,
is not the case. Here we have 12 verses from the Book of Revelation
that have been corrupted. Let no one foolishly suppose that the
following divine warning will not apply to those who countenance
these deletions. Revelation 22:18: For I testify unto every
man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any
man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him
the plagues that are written in this book: 19: And if any man
shall TAKE AWAY from the words of the book of this prophecy,
God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out
of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this
The following quotation is taken from the Westminster
Dictionary of the Bible page 33, article Apocrypha.
|| " The [ Greek word apokrypha means
hidden or secret things, used by ecclesiastical writers for:
1 ) matters secret or mysterious. 2 ) of unknown origin, forged,
spurious. 3 ) unrecognized, uncanonical. ] The name generally
given to the following 16 books: 1 and 11 Esdras, Tobit, Judith,
the Rest of Esther, The Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch
with The Epistle of Jeremy, The Song of the Three Holy Children,
The History of Susanna, Bel and the dragon, The Prayer of Manasses,
1, 11, 111 and 1V Maccabees being omitted."
"Unlike the books of the Old Testament, which
are in Hebrew, with some portions in Aramaic, the apocryphal productions
are in Greek
The Jewish Church considered them uninspired,
and some of their writers disclaim inspiration, ( prologue
to Ecclesiasticus; 11 Macc.2:23; 15:38 ). The Apocrypha and Pseudopigrapha
were produced between about 250 BC and somewhere in the early
Christian centuries. They are not found in the Hebrew canon:
they are never quoted by Jesus; and it cannot with certainty be
affirmed that the apostles ever directly allude to them
"The Church of England in the 6th
of the Thirty-nine Articles published in 1562 calls the apocryphal
treatises books which the 'Church doth read for example of life
and instruction of manners: but yet doth it not apply them
to establish any doctrine.' The Westminster Confession of
1643 declares, as a matter of creed, that 'the books, commonly
called Apocrypha, not being of divine inspiration, are no part
of the canon of Scripture, and therefore are of no authority
in the Church of God, or to be any otherwise approved or made
use of than other human writings.'"
"The Council of Trent at its sitting
on April 8th, 1546,
pronounced an anathema against
anyone who ventured to differ from it in opinion. This has since
regulated the belief of the Roman Catholic Church."
"A controversy on the subject was carried
on between the years 1821 and 1826, which resulted in the exclusion
of the Apocrypha from all Bibles issued by the British and Foreign
Bible Society." ( Ref:H3 )
We can see from the above that neither the Saviour,
the Apostles, the Jewish Nation nor the Protestant Church reckoned
that the Apocrypha was inspired. The only major group which currently
holds to the Apocrypha is the Roman Church. In view of these facts,
Stewarton Bible School's advice is that you look upon the Apocrypha
as the writings of uninspired men and certainly of no use
whatsoever when deciding doctrine.
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ( NIV )
This version is gaining in popularity. Strictly speaking
it is not a version, but a revision like most of the other
modern translations: which can all be traced back to the Revised
Version. I, personally, in my ignorance have given away scores
of copies of the NIV. May the Almighty pardon me.
As Edward F Hills says in his book The King James
||"Modern versions are rich in omissions. Time
and again the reader searches in them for a familiar verse only
to find that it has been banished to the footnotes. And one of
the most familiar of the verses to be so treated is Matthew 6:13,
the doxology with which the Lord's Prayer concludes." ( Ref:
Try finding these verses in the NIV
- Matthew 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not
out but by prayer and fasting.
- Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to
save that which is lost.
- Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make
long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
- Mark 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and
the fire is not quenched.
- Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither
will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
- Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled,
which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
- Luke 17:36 Two men shall be in the field;
the one shall be taken, and the other left.
- Luke 23:17 For of necessity he must release
one unto them at the feast.
- John 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain
season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first
after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of
whatsoever disease he had.
- Acts 8: 37 And Philip said, If thou believest
with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I
believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
- Acts 15:34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas
to abide there still.
- Acts 24:7 But the chief captain Lysias came
upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands.
- Acts 28:29 And when he had said these words,
the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.
- Romans 16:24 The
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Bear in mind that the earliest versions of the Bible
( the Peshitta, Italic and Old Latin Vulgate etc. ) have all these
verses: but the NIV leaves them out! Isn't that a serious string
of omissions? Obviously the translators of the NIV are ignoring
the command in Deuteronomy 4:2. and the awesome warning in Revelation
- Ye shall not add unto the word which I command
you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye
may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command
- For I testify unto every man that heareth
the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall
add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues
that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away
from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take
away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city,
and from the things which are written in this book.
It is vital that you check these verses in the modern
version you are using to see if these words, verses or
passages are either missing or mistranslated. Once again
I invite you to imitate the believers of Berea mentioned in the
book of Acts.
| Acts 17:11
|| These were more noble than those in
in that they received the word with all readiness
and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things
God knows that after reading this article you can
never say 'I didn't know.' See our article on the NIV.
THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION
The title of this version is extremely deceptive
and positively dangerous; because the unsuspecting believer will
purchase it not knowing that he/she is getting an unholy counterfeit
of the real Bible - the King James Version. In his
book Final Authority author William P Grady says this concerning
||"From 1611 to 1881, God's foot soldiers wielded
KJV swords while defending spiritual barley fields against Jesuits
armed with Douay-Rheims Versions. Their grip grew tighter from
1881-1974 as one Alexandrian impostor after another was driven
from the field. |
Suddenly, a profit-oriented corporation ( the same
crown who manufactured the enemies swords ) would prevail upon
the church to believe that the Holy Spirit had abruptly ordered
a weapon change - in the very heat of the battle!
corrupt rendering of Romans 1:25 says it best. Instead of the KJV's
'changed' we read, who 'exchanged the truth of God for
a lie.' A true believer will never exchange his KJV for a NKJV.
The reason for this resistance is the same today as it was in
Bible days. With his very life at stake, the grip of the ancient
warrior was so intense that warm water was often needed at battle's
end to literally pry the weapon from his cramped hands. A person
with an ounce of spiritual discernment can see that He who
'is not the author of confusion' would never pick such timing
to introduce yet another English revision! The outstanding distinction
of a spiritual warrior will always be that, 'his hand clave unto
The truth of the matter is that the New King
James Version represents Satan's ultimate deception to oppose
God's remnant in the closing days of the New Testament age .
Having enlisted the lukewarm materialist with his NIV,
the devil sets a trap for the diligent soul winner with the NKJV.
Although his worldly counterparts embraced the oldest is best
theory of manuscript evidences, the true Bible believer refused
to abandon the Majority Text, retaining the Divine commendation
of, 'thou has kept my word.' Thus we find Satan attempting
to wean him away from his Authorized Version with the deceitful
half-step of a generic look-alike, TRANSLATED FROM THE TRUSTWORTHY
Conservative estimates of the total translation
changes in the NKJV are generally put at over 100,000!
This is an average of 82 changes for each of the 1219 pages in
Along this line of abuse, the most shocking
revelation about the 'New' King James Version is that it is literally
laced with 'old' readings from the Revised Standard
and New American Standard Versions. This revival of Alexandrian
readings is one of the best-kept secrets of the decade. Whenever
there is a marked departure from the text of the KJV, the
alternative reading is frequently taken from either the RSV,
NASV, or oftentimes, both. For instance, in the first chapter
of John's Gospel, there are 51 verses. Of this total, 45 ( or 88% )
have been altered by the NKJV. Among this number, 34 ( 75% )
exhibit a distinct RSV or NASV reading while 6 show
a partial reading. Only 5 ( 15% ) appear unique to the NKJV."
( Ref:E2 )
No doubt very soon another counterfeit Bible will
make its appearance. Perhaps it will be called the New Authorized
Version. All I can say to the Christian world is - BEWARE!
Comparisons with the KJV
In his book God Wrote Only One Bible Jasper
Ray compares some 162 verses in 46 different Bible translations
with the KJV which is based on Textus Receptus, the text used
by the early churches and Protestant Reformers. His findings make
the purchase of his book an absolute must. Very briefly here are
a few of his findings:
- Luther's New Testament ( 1522 )..
- King James Version ( 1611 ).
- Revised Version ( 1881-5 )
- American Standard Version ( 1901 ).
- Good News Bible ( 1976
- New American Standard Version ( 1971 )..
- Revised Standard Version( 1952 )
- New International Version ( 1978 )..
Notice how each new translation contains more errors
than the one that went before. Are you, dear reader, willing to
recognize such error; and how Satan is gradually weakening the
very foundation of Christian doctrine - the Holy Bible?
Bear in mind that every verse, every word, every jot and tittle
of Scripture is eternal: it will outlast the present universe!
|| For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth
pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law,
till all be fulfilled.
How presumptuous, then, for puny man to attempt to
delete, amend and corrupt the sacred Scriptures. I tremble to
think of the fate of those who are responsible. Believe it or
not, when I learned these facts I was stunned, flabbergasted and
ashamed all at the same time. To think that I had been taken in
so easily - for so long! But once I saw the light I determined
that if God would allow me to live after my heart attack and triple
bypass operation - I would tell the world! The Internet is
allowing me to do so. I pray that in the course of time millions
will find out what I have learned these past months. You too may
have a part in exposing the corruption in the modern translations
of the Bible. The question is: Do you have the humility and the
courage to face up to these facts? Have you the spiritual eyes
to see that the real Bible for the English-speaking world
is still the Authorized King James Version?
Now that you know these facts, and you ought to examine
this issue till you are fully convinced in your own mind, several
unavoidable questions will present themselves.
- Question One: In
future which Bible should I study?
Answer: In my opinion
you should revert to the real Word of God, the King
James Bible; simply because all modern translations of the
Bible are infected with error and therefore unholy. Their
underlying text is dangerously corrupt and many of their leading
translators were/are unbelievers! By continuing to study
their unholy output you will be aligning yourself with them: siding
with the unbelieving Egyptian scribes who produced their
erroneous manuscripts and also with the unbelieving translators
who later built on their errors.
- Question Two: What
shall I do with all the modern translations of the Bible I currently
Answer: You have two
options. a) Throw them all away. b) Or keep them just for reference
in case you need to prove your stand for the King James Bible.
This is the option I have settled for. I have in my possession
a CD with some 45 Bibles on it: one of which is the King James
Bible. I have kept this CD.
- Question Three: I
am a preacher, what about quoting from modern translations of
Answer: In the past I
have quoted extensively from modern translations. You only have
to read AVITW articles written before March 1997 to realize this.
But I will never again quote from a modern translation; simply
because it would give the impression that I considered it to be
the Word of God, which it isn't! We repeat: modern translations
of the Bible are not the Word of God! They are unholy counterfeits!
- Question Four: I am
a writer, what should I do with the literature I have already
produced and in which I have quoted from modern translations of
Answer: This was the foremost
question we had to answer for ourselves. We had two options. a) Throw
away all AVITW publications printed before March 1997 and reprint
the lot. b) Or exhaust AVITW stocks and correct all future reprints;
making sure meanwhile that we offered a full explanation to our
readers of our change of course. We settled for this option. Indeed,
this article is part of that explanation.
- Question Five: What
about my Christian friends who do not agree with me on this Versions
Answer: In spiritual matters,
no mortal can open the eyes of another. Our advice is, tell your
Christian friends what you now know about this Version issue
and, after praying for them, leave it at that. You would be guilty
before God if you kept quiet. Your responsibility is to tell
your Christian friends. What they do with the information is up
These are vital questions all informed believers
have to answer for themselves. We cannot ignore them. Should we
continue to daily study corrupt "bibles" and
risk the wrath of the Almighty God? Eating infected meat, by
comparison, is of minor importance when we consider the awesome
spiritual issue before us. Would you knowingly eat infected
or unclean meat once it has been brought to your notice? Surely
no one would knowingly eat polluted food, however attractive,
appetizing or nourishing it may otherwise be. The recent CJD
and E-Coli outbreaks in Britain caused by eating
infected food are simply low-level illustrations of how easily
infection can spread and cause death. How much more serious do
you suppose is this matter of eating unholy spiritual meat - polluted Bibles!
The Bible tells us that God overlooks people's ignorance;
but once they know the truth, they are held accountable.
The times of this ignorance God winked
but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
( Acts 17:30 )
Yes, as far as this Bible Version issue is
concerned, you now know the Truth. You are no longer ignorant
of it. What then are you going to do about it? For our part we will
no longer study any "Bible" based on corrupt
manuscripts and translated by unbelievers.
Moreover, ALL future
Bible quotations at the AVITW Internet sites will only be from the
Authorized King James Bible. AVITW articles placed on the Internet
before March 1997 will, in the course of time, be purged of quotations
taken from modern Bible translations: simply because readers may
think that we accept those translations as the inspired Word
of God - which we no longer do. Existing hard copy stocks of
AVITW Booklets, Sermon Notes and Lessons held in stock are being used up: and future reprinted Bible quotations will only be
from the King James Version. Yahweh willing - this will be done.
A final comment by Rev. Gipp:
|| "All the translations before and after 1881
which were going to replace the Authorized Version lie
silently in the 'grave' right now. Those which do not, shall soon
join their ranks in the halls of the 'improved,' 'thoroughly reliable,'
'truly accurate,' and 'starters of a new tradition,' - dead. They
have failed to start one revival. They have failed to induce Christians
back to reading their Bibles, and have only succeeded in casting
doubt on the true Word of God. The question is, can we repair
the damage already done and proceed from here? The answer is YES!"
( Ref: B8 )|
My sincere prayer is: That you will be amongst those
who help repair the enormous damage already done.
Elder: Max W. Mader
A Voice In The Wilderness - Toronto, Canada
A) .. STORY OF OUR ENGLISH BIBLE
by W Scott
B) .. AN UNDERSTANDABLE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE by
Rev. Samuel C Gipp. Bible believers Baptist Bookstore: 1252 East
Aurora Road, Macedonia, Ohio 44056 USA
- B10 .. page 196
- B11 .. page 197
C) .. LET'S WEIGH THE EVIDENCE by
Barry Burton. Chick Publications: PO Box 662, Chino, CA 91708-0662
D) .. GOD WROTE ONLY ONE BIBLE by
Jasper J Ray, Eye Opener Publications: PO Box 7944, Eugene,
Oregon, 974 01 USA
- D2 ... page 98
E) .. FINAL AUTHORITY by
William P Grady. Grady Publications: PO Box 506, Schererville,
Indiana 46375. USA
- E1 ... pages 26-27
- E2 ... pages 303 and 305
- E3 ... page 129
- E4 ... page 133
F) .. WHICH BIBLE by David
Otis Fuller, D.D. published by The Institute for Biblical Textual
Studies. Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503. USA
- F2 . .. page 157
- F10 .. page 196
- F11 .. Extracts from pages 86 - 103
G) .. THE KING JAMES VERSION DEFENDED by
Edward F Hills. Christian Research Press PO Box 13023, Des Moines,
Iowa 50310-0023 USA
H) .. WESTMINSTER DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE
page 624 article 'Versions.'
page 624 article 'Versions.'
page 33 article 'Apocrypha'
J)..TRUTH TRIUMPHANT by Bejamin. G. Wilkinson, published by Teach Services, Route 1 Box 182, Brushton, USA
K) .. FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS published
by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand rapids, Michigan USA
L) .. TRINITARIAN BIBLE SOCIETY:
Tyndale House , Dorset
Road, London SW19 3NN. http://biz.ukonline.co.uk/trinitarian.bible.society/
From a tract entitled: What
Today's Christian Needs to Know About The Greek New Testament
From page 7 of a tract entitled: The
English Bible, its Origin, Preservation and Blessing.
M) .. Answers to Tough Questions by
Josh McDowell and Don Stuart. Scripture Press, Amersham-on-the-Hill,
Bucks HP6 6JQ, England. ( ISBN 0-946515-51-4 )
N) .. CREATION SCIENCE
From the Creation Journal Vol.9
No.10 January 1997. For more details write to: 50 Brecon Avenue,
Portsmouth, UK PO6 2AW or to P.O. Box 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021,
P) .. REVISION REVISED by
Dean Burgon. Published by the Dean Burgon Society, Box 354, Collingswood,
New Jersey 08108, USA Tel:609-854-4452
DEFENDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE by
Rev. D.A. Waite Th.D, Ph.D, 900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, New
Jersey 08108 USA
Send to the following addresses for LISTS of books
dealing with this Bible Version issue and study the matter
further. You owe it to yourself, your family and your church group.
- A.V. PUBLICATIONS: P.O.
Box 280, Ararat, VA 24053 USA
web address: www.avpublications.com/
- Dean Burgon Society:
Box 354, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108, USA Tel:609-854-4452
- The Bible for Today: 900
Park Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108 USA Tel: 609-854-4452
- Which Bible? Society, Inc:
1540 Plymouth, S.E., Apt. 8, PO Box 7096, Grand Rapids, Michigan
49510. Write for information.
- Eye Opener Publications:
PO Box 7944, Eugene, Oregon, 974 01 USA
- Bible Baptist Bookstore:
PO Box 7135, Pensacola, Florida 32534, USA ( Tel:904 ) 477-8812,
FAX ( 904 ) 4777-3795
- Chick Publications:
PO Box 662, Chino, CA 91708-0662 USA
- TRINITARION BIBLE SOCIETY:
Tyndale House, Dorset Rd, London, England. SW19 3NN Web site: http://biz.ukonline.co.uk/trinitarian.bible.society/
- Penfold Book & Bible House: PO
Box 26, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX6 8PB, England.
- Thy Word is Truth:
Harvester House, 96 Plaistow Lane, Bromley Kent, England BR1 3AS
- HIGHLAND BIBLE BOOKSHOP:
( Proprietor: Jim.V.Reynolds ) Lochcarron, Ross-shire. SCOTLAND. IV54 8YB Tel: 01520-722593. ( UK Customers only )
This article is just an introduction to the vital
subject of Bible Versions. Leading believers of whatever
church: bishops, priests, ministers, pastors, theological students,
elders, deacons, Bible instructors etc. all have a grave responsibility
to make sure that they do not sideline this issue as unimportant:
because it is critical! Once again I urge all Christian leaders
to write to one or more of the addresses above for lists
of books dealing with this matter of Bible Versions: for
great will be the wrath of Almighty God on those who knowingly
and wilfully remain in darkness or keep their flocks in blissful
A Voice In The Wilderness Booklet Index
Ref. Books on Bible Versions King James Version Sites
Author: Elder: David B. Loughran - Stewarton Bible School - Stewarton Scotland
Elder: Max W. Mader
A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada
Web-Site - www.avoiceinthewilderness.org