As most of those who know me already, know that I'm KJV ONLY! Why? Is it because I was taught to be in school, or because it's what my denomination uses, or it's what my father told me to use? NOPE! It's because I've studied the issue and found new modern bibles come from a corrupt fountain. After careful STUDY (2 Tim. 2:15), I've come to the conclusion that the King James Bible is the only word of God in English, and all others are PERVERSIONS of the truth. If you don't want to believe it, that's fine. But if you'll study the issue, you'll come to the same conclusion. All modern Bibles are corruptions which add, subtract, and take away from the words of God. (See warning against this in Rev. 22:18,19).
With that in mind, let's look at the ever popular *NIV Bible that came out in 1973, 1978, and 1984. (Um, that's right, it's copyrighted several times because it's been changed several times!).
Aside from the FACT that one of the translators of the NIV was a homosexual woman (see http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Bible/niv_sodomite_on_committee.htm for more info), and that the NIV is based on critical texts done by two men who have their roots in Occultism named Westcott and Hort (See http://www.rrb3.com/bibles/engbibl/westcott_hort_only.htm), The NIV has many problems. For example, the NIV is missing ENTIRE VERSES! Who would want a Bible that takes out whole verses? Sadly, a lot of people, as the NIV is sold world-wide, and many people buy it.
If you can't believe the NIV is so bad, then I encourage you to look up:
Matt. 17:21, Matt. 18:1, Matt. 23:14, Mark 9:44 and 46, Mark 11:26, Mark 15:28, Luke 17:36, Luke 23:17, John 5:4, Acts 8:37, Acts 15:34, Acts 24:7, Acts 28:29, Romans 16:24 and 1 John 5:7 just to name a few.
ALL THESE VERSES ARE COMPLETELY REMOVED IN THE NIV!
So why is it still so popular? Why are there people who claim to be Christians buying a version that takes out WHOLE VERSES from the Bible? You'll have to answer that question, because I have no idea. I know I wouldn't buy a bible that takes out so many verses.
It's not only whole verses the NIV robs from the mouth of God. It's also words. It has been estimated by conservative scholars that there are more than 60,000 words less in the NIV than in the King James Bible. Where did these words go???
My wife and I sat down one day with the computer and started looking up words in the King James and in the NIV just to see how different they were. We didn't just think of any words, but we tried to stick to very important BIBLICAL WORDS or THEOLOGICAL WORDS which mean very much to Christianity and the doctrine of salvation. What we found was interesting. The NIV ALWAYS used LESS words than the KJV.
Below are just a few of the many words we looked up. You'll see the word first, the number of times it appears in the KJV next, and the number of times it appears in the NIV after that:
love 310 280
blood 447 375
grace 170 159
faith 247 231
sacrifice 218 205
offering 724 504
salvation 164 158
atonement 81 70
forgive 56 48
repent 46 43
life 450 409
Christ 555 522
Jesus 983 942
Lord 7836 6668
D0 you realize what this means? The NIV has less love, less blood, and less of God's grace! It speaks less of faith, sacrifice, salvation, the atonement, and repentance! Not to mention it pays less heed to the titles of God such as CHRIST and LORD!
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the NIV is taking out good sound doctrinal words! And this is exactly what God said not to do in 2 Tim 1:13, when it states: "Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus."
The Bible teaches us that in the last day there will be apostasy. Could it be the apostasy comes from a bunch of Christians carrying Bibles that are a lot lighter than the King James? Could it be their Reader's Digest like versions take away from the word of God and leave Christians anemic spiritually?
I believe you know the answer to that one. For Jesus said in 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."
The word of God is like bread you eat. It is to be your SPIRITUAL DIET, and you are to live by EVERY WORD OF GOD!
Um, that is of course unless you have an NIV. In Luke 4:4 in that version we read: "Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.'"
But what about the words, "but by every word of God???" If we are supposed to live by every word of God, why does the NIV take out the very words of God in that verse that speak about what we are supposed to live by???
The NIV is not a "scholarly" work. It continually omits words, sentences, and even entire verses. Why then do people who claim to be Christians use it and preach from it? And further, why does it seem they get mad at you when you explain the problems with it like I have done just now?
All I can say is I want the words of God: ALL OF THEM! Why do I want them all? Because the word of God tells me I get a blessing if I keep them. That's right! Just look at Luke 11:28 "But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." Here is a precious promise from God that if I'll keep his words, I'll be BLESSED!
Where then does that leave the NIV and NIV users? Does that mean they are CURSED? For they aren't keeping God's words, rather they are following a perversion that has taken out much of what God said.
For more info on modern perversions and why the KJV is right, feel free to visit the following page on my website:
You can also read a book a friend of mine wrote that clearly shows that the NIV is not a carnal invention of men, but is the product of a conspiracy against God and his pure words. The book is quite long, but definitely worth a read, and can be found at:
* (NIV stands for Nutty Idiot's Version. Um, wait, I mean Non-Inspired Version, no wait, it really stands for Not Infallible Version. Oh, that's right, those who put it out say it stands for New International Version).