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The Bible Controversy

1st Published: 14 March 2006 / 15 Adar 5766

Last update: 26 December 2008 / 29 Kislev 5769

The Bible controversy has caused great division in the Body of Christ, and it has to be resolved if God's people are ever going to walk in unity. We cannot agree to disagree any longer, and we must be on the same page otherwise the Devil will continue to lead innocent people astray.

God's Word has been under attack from the very beginning, and Satan has been systematically undermining the "true" Gospel of Jesus Christ by mixing truth with lies, in order to mislead the unsuspecting. Considering the Times that we are living in, the stakes are so much higher for those who are Walking With the Enemy, and headed in the wrong direction.

If you truly love the Truth, please read this with a heart to understand. If you have pride in your heart, please try to set it aside. If you are a scholar, or "learned man," please listen from your heart, and don't let your "knowledge" get in the way. If you are a skeptic, please give me the benefit of the doubt. And if you are a man who will not listen to a woman, please don't let "self" righteousness keep you from the Truth.

You really have nothing to lose by reading this, and everything to gain if you find out that I Am correct in my assessment of this dire situation that I believe to be one of the major causes of error in the churches.

The debates have been going on for a long time now, but it has only been in the last few years that I became aware of the major conflicts, particularly the battles raging over the "King James Only," position.

The Wicked One has had to be very slow and calculated in his evil plan, because the Devil knows if he moves too fast, or becomes real obvious, he may alert his victims to the danger, and scare his prey away.

Innocent people are adversely affected due to the lack of knowledge, error, and confusion surrounding this very controversial subject, and the Word of God has been so watered down, and in some cases it is not even recognizable in certain "Bible versions!"

The "love of money" is a major impetus for producing some translations, and one enticement to get people to buy them, is they are supposedly easier to read since they are written in "everyday language."

Although, Satan's primary reasons for subverting God's Holy Word is to steal from the unwise and unwary, kill the innocent, and ultimately destroy the souls of those who will "blindly" follow him to Hell. So, this is an extremely serious matter that should not be taken lightly!

The "Great Apostasy," as foretold long ago in the Holy Scriptures is coming to pass right before our very eyes, and people NEED TO SEE that the unholy, irreverent, and unbiblical state of so many people is a direct result of this "falling away" from the Truth of God's Word.

The key to understanding the differences between the Bible versions involves the method of translation, and which manuscripts were used; and I Am convinced that the "tainted manuscripts," used by scholars, translators, and "learned men," are responsible for the subtle deceptions of the earlier translations, and the blatant lies of some current versions.

The Greek manuscripts that were used for the King James Version Bible, a.k.a. the "Authorized Version," are referred to as the "Received Texts," and considering the KJV can be traced back to the original texts, albeit copies, shows the great credibility of the word for word translation method used by the KJV translators; rather than the dynamic equivalent method used for most "modern" Bibles, whereby they have attempted to "convey the thought expressed," even "at the expense of literalness."

The Codex Vaticanus, and Codex Sinaiticus, are the manuscripts that the promoters and publishers of the modern versions refer to as the "oldest," "earliest," and "most reliable," which I believe is pure fallacy!

The "Codex Sinaiticus," was discovered by Constantin von Tischendorf, in 1844, at Saint Catherine's monastery--a Greek Orthodox "Christian" community located near the foot of Mount Sinai, in Egypt. Apparently, the owners of the "manuscripts" did not realize their "perceived value" due to the fact that they were in a waste basket ready to be burned.

According Tischendorf's testimony of his "Discovery of the Sinaitic Manuscript" he said, "I knew that I held in my hand the most precious Biblical treasure in existence--a document whose age and importance exceeded that of all the manuscripts which I had ever examined during twenty years' study of the subject."

Mr. Tischendorf was not initially allowed to take with him "the pearl of all my researches," as he liked to call those rare manuscripts that were destined for the flames, except for some 43 pages of the Old Testament. But during his third journey to Saint Catherine's monastery at Mount Sinai, he wrote the following regarding his visit there on 4 February 1859: "...he [the steward] took down from the corner of the room a bulky kind of volume, wrapped up in a red cloth, and laid it before me. I unrolled the cover, and discovered, to my great surprise, not only those very fragments which, fifteen years before, I had taken out of the basket, but also other parts of the Old Testament, the New Testament complete, and, in addition, the Epistle of Barnabas and a part of the Pastor of Hermas."

The next day, Tischendorf requested to take the manuscripts to Cairo so he could transcribe them, but due to the absence of the Prior, the steward would not grant permission. Tischendorf's persistence paid off, and on 24 February 1859 he was able to say: "the priceless treasure was again in my hands," and he was permitted to take the manuscripts.

As for the "Codex Vaticanus," they just appeared in the 1475 catalogue at the Vatican Library which was founded by Pope Nicholas V in 1448. [Currently they have a message displayed at their website that says: "The Vatican Library will be closed for three years from July 14, 2007 for important renovations."]

Reportedly, the origin of the "Codex Vaticanus" is uncertain, but due to some similarities between the Vaticanus and the Sinaiticus it is believed that they were initially together in some ancient library.

These previously hidden manuscripts were used by Westcott and Hort, "notable scholars" from the late 1800's, who were among the team of "experts" and "learned men" involved in the translation work of the "English Revised Version," *(ER) published in 1881, which was "regarded as the forerunner of the entire modern translation tradition."

There is much more I could say about these two men who are directly responsible for the "tainting" of the Holy Scriptures, but based on the evidence it is obvious that they had little regard for the Word of God, especially considering that Mark 16:9-20, which is the very essence of the Gospel of the LORD Jesus Christ, is missing from these two "ancient" manuscripts that under-lie most of the modern versions.

So please prayerfully consider this key passage from the Gospel of Mark that has been diminished, defiled, or deleted all together depending on the particular English translation in question. And only God knows what has been done to the many "non-English" versions of the Bible.

Mark 16:9-20 (KJV)

"Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven devils.

And she went and told them that had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that He was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

After that He appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.

Afterward He appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen.

And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

So then after the LORD had spoken unto them, He was received up into Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

And they went forth, and preached every where, the LORD working with them, and confirming the Word with signs following. Amen."

I have listed several English versions of the Bible to demonstrate how their publishers handled the end of Mark, and it is important to note that these versions do not necessarily delete this vital passage, but use footnotes to cast doubt upon the very foundation of true Christianity.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the many different Bible versions that have been published to date. And one way to know if your favorite Bible is from "tainted manuscripts," just go to Matthew 5:22, and if the phrase "without a cause," has been deleted in regard to being angry with your brother, you can be certain it was compared with the "Codex Vaticanus," and "Codex Sinaiticus." For the purposes of this article an asterisk (*) signifies that "without a cause," was omitted from that translation, and a dollar sign ($) signifies a footnote was used.] <<Back

 

Authorized King James Version (KJV) ©1611, revised 1769. Copyright held by the British Crown. First published by the Church of England. [No footnote added for Mark 16:9-20.]

Webster’s Revision of the KJV ©1833, 1987 Noah Webster, editor, The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, in the Common Version. With Amendments of the Language. New Haven: Durrie and Peck, 1833. Reprinted Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1987. [No footnote added for Mark 16:9-20.]

Young's Literal Translation (YLT) ©1862, 1887, 1898, Public Domain. Translator: Robert Young [No footnote added for Mark 16:9-20.]

*Darby Translation (DARBY) © 1890, Public Domain. Translator: John Nelson Darby [No footnote added for Mark 16:9-20.]

*American Standard Version (ASV) © 1901 Public Domain. Thomas Nelson & Sons. [No footnote added for Mark 16:9-20.]

*Amplified Bible (AMP) © 1958, 1965, 1987. The Lockman Foundation [Added footnote for Mark 16 that says: "Some of the earliest manuscripts do not contain verses 9-20."]

*New American Standard Bible (NASB) © 1963, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995. The Lockman Foundation/Zondervan [Added footnote for Mark 16 that says: "Later mss (manuscripts) add vv 9-20"]

*The New American Bible (NAB) © 1971, 1986, 1991. Catholic Publishers Inc., A Division of Royal Publishers, Inc. [Added footnote: "Mark 16:2-20: This passage, termed “the longer ending” to the Marcan gospel by comparison with a much briefer conclusion found in some less important manuscripts, has traditionally been accepted as an inspired part of the gospel. Early citations of it by the Fathers indicated that it was composed in the first century, although vocabulary and style argue strongly that it was written by someone other than Mark. It is a general résumé of the material concerning the appearances of the risen Jesus, reflecting, in particular, traditions found in Luke (24) and John (20).”] ( Please note: Later editions added the "Gender Neutral Language." In other words, the publishers have blatantly tampered with God's word in order to gratify the whims of ungodly men.)<<Back

 

*New International Version (NIV) © 1973, 1978, 1984. International Bible Society NIV at Zondervan [Added heading after Mark 16:8 that says: "(The most reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20.)"]

*The Everyday Bible (EB) ©1978, 1986, 1991. Sweet-Worthy Publishing, Word Publishing [Added footnote for Mark 16 that says: "Some early Greek copies end the book with verse 8."] (This version has changed hands several times, and is now called the "New Century Version," as noted below, which has "Gender Neutral Language!")

$New King James Version (NKJV) ©1979, 1982. Thomas Nelson, Inc. [Added footnote for Mark 16 that says: "Verses 9–20 are bracketed in NU-Text as not original. They are lacking in Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus, although nearly all other manuscripts of Mark contain them."]

(Point of interest: The "New" King James supposedly used the same "Received Texts" as the "Authorized King James Version," but why do they compare this passage from Mark 16 with "tainted manuscripts?" Also the NU-Text are found in the Critical Text published in the twenty-seventh edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament (N) and in the United Bible Societies’ fourth edition (U), hence the acronym, "NU-Text." And based on the evidence above and the value that the publishers of the "New King James Version" put on the "Codex Sinaiticus" and "Codex Vaticanus," I also question the validity of the NU-Text.)

*Complete Jewish Bible by David Stern (CJB) ©1989, 1998. Jewish New Testament Publications [Added footnote for Mark 16 that says: "Verses 16:9-20 are found in many ancient Greek manuscripts but not in the two oldest ones."]

*Contemporary English Version (CEV) ©1995. American Bible Society [Added heading after Mark 16:8 that says: "One Old Ending to Mark's Gospel" and then leads to a footnote which says, "Mark 16:9 One Old Ending to Mark's Gospel: Verses 9-20 are not in some manuscripts."] (Gender Neutral Language.)

*New Living Translation (NLT) ©1996, 2004. Tyndale House Publishers [Added headings after Mark 16:8 that say: "[Shorter Ending of Mark]" and a "[Longer Ending of Mark]" along with an added footnote at the end of Mark 16:20 that says: "The most reliable early manuscripts conclude the Gospel of Mark at verse 8. Other manuscripts include various endings to the Gospel. Two of the more noteworthy endings are printed here."] (Gender Neutral Language.)

*Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) ©1999, 2004, 2005. Holman Bible Publishers [Mark 16:9-20 is in brackets, and a footnote was added that says: "Other mss omit bracketed text."]

*English Standard Version (ESV) ©2001 Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers [Added heading after Mark 16:8 that says: "Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9-20." Also a footnote is included that says: "Some manuscripts end the book with 16:8; others include verses 9-20 immediately after verse 8..."]

*Easy to Read Version (ERV) © 2001. ERV, published by World Bible Translation Center, is a popularized format of the "English Version for the Deaf" (EVD) published by Baker Book House in 1989. [Added heading after Mark 16:8 that says: "Some of the oldest Greek copies of Mark end the book here."]

*Today's New International Version (TNIV) © 2001, 2005. International Bible Society [Added heading after Mark 16:8 that says: "The earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20."] (Gender Neutral Language.)

*New Century Version® (NCV) © 2005. Thomas Nelson, Inc. [Added heading after Mark 16:8 that says: "Verses 9–20 are not included in some of the earliest surviving Greek copies of Mark."] (Gender Neutral Language.)

*New English Translation (NET) © 2005. Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C., [The publishers have a lengthy footnote for Mark 16:9-20, so I only included excerpts.

(NET Bible Footnote Type--(tc: Text-critical Note / sn: Study Note) "9tc The Gospel of Mark ends at this point in some witnesses…, including two of the most respected mss… Several mss have marginal comments noting that earlier Greek mss lacked the verses, while others mark the text with asterisks or obeli (symbols that scribes used to indicate that the portion of text being copied was spurious). Internal evidence strongly suggests the secondary nature of both the short and the long endings. Their vocabulary and style are decidedly non-Markan

All of this evidence strongly suggests that as time went on scribes added the longer ending, either for the richness of its material or because of the abruptness of the ending at v. 8. (Indeed, the strange variety of dissimilar endings attests to the probability that early copyists had a copy of Mark that ended at v. 8, and they filled out the text with what seemed to be an appropriate conclusion. All of the witnesses for alternative endings to vv. 9-20 thus indirectly confirm the Gospel as ending at v. 8.) Because of such problems regarding the authenticity of these alternative endings, 16:8 is usually regarded as the last verse of the Gospel of Mark.

sn Double brackets have been placed around this passage to indicate that most likely it was not part of the original text of the Gospel of Mark. In spite of this, the passage has an important role in the history of the transmission of the text, so it has been included in the translation."]

Daniel Baird Wallace served as the senior New Testament editor for this "New English Translation" (NET), and considering statements published at their website, and also the views endorsed at their Bible Forum, it is apparent Mr. Wallace and his partners favor the Roman Catholic Church.

From the NET website: "The editors and translators of the NET Bible desire to make the NET Bible useful to Christians in all traditions..." [Emphasis is mine. C. Read]

The editors specifically mention the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches―who happen to be the sole providers of the "Vaticanus" and the "Sinaiticus" their two "most respected manuscripts."

I just question why would a faithful scholar, educator, or minister hold these "tainted manuscripts" in such high esteem, when it is so obvious they were tampered with, as evidenced by the missing "Mark" passage?!

To suggest that a scribe would take it upon himself to "add to" or "take away" from the word of God, is just outrageous! And if they really believe Mark 16:9-20 is so spurious, why even include it in their "NET?"

These verses from Mark 16:9-20 definitively validates that Jesus Christ, "is come in the flesh," and those who try to cast doubt upon this crucial passage are denying the central doctrine of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

They say that the Codex Vaticanus just appeared in the Vatican Library catalogue one day, and that it was found in a pristine unused condition; but by boasting that it is one of the "earliest manuscripts" only helps to confirm that the Devil started tainting the Holy Scriptures very early on.

For that matter, Satan was attempting to destroy "true faith" in Jesus Christ while the Apostles were still on this earth, and no doubt he will continue his evil deeds until the Day he is cast into the Lake of Fire!

Acts 20:27-30 "For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.

For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them."

II John 1:7-11 "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an anti-Christ. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."

The Apostle John was an eyewitness to the "work" of the LORD Jesus, and it is important to note that Saul/Paul first met the LORD after Jesus had resumed His place at the right hand of God. Paul subsequently became a very zealous defender of the Gospel and pronounced a very serious admonition against anyone who would teach "another gospel."

Galatians 1:6-9 "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."

The Roman Catholic Church preaches "another gospel," but when I left that Church in the late 1980's, I really did not know the truth about the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, and it has only been in the last few years that I have begun to understand that their teachings do not abide "in the doctrine of Christ."

"The first new universal catechism of the Catholic church since the Council of Trent was released in French in 1992 and English in 1994;" and prior to that it was not a public document.

The Latin edition, which is considered to be the "authoritative version," was introduced on 9 September 1997 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who is now the current Bishop of Rome, a.k.a. Pope Benedict XVI.

In the first year of Pope Benedict XVI's Pontificate, which commenced on 19 April 2005, after the death of his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, he promulgated on 28 June 2005, the "Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church," which are the teachings and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church that employs a question-and-answer format.

Based on those Roman Catholic publications, it seems that the "church" is no longer trying to hide their views, and considering that Protestant churches have embraced the Catholic Church, even after their true intentions have been made public, is further proof of the "Apostasy."

Moreover, this supposed openness of the Roman Catholic Church does not take away from the fact that the policy's that they promote does indeed under gird the great effort to keep God's people in the Dark.

The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church tried to stop the Word of God from being translated into English, but when that was unsuccessful, they sanctioned the arrest and murder of those who were responsible, and they eventually came against those who even owned a Bible.

After the Roman Catholic leadership succumbed to the fact that they could not stop the overspreading of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Devil devised a plan to corrupt the original manuscripts through the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus, quite successfully I might add.

The evil seeds initially planted in the first "modern versions" of the Bible were not as plainly seen, but the translations today show such blatant disrespect for God's Word, and obviously all "fear of God" is gone!

Romans 3:13-18 "Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes."

One "modern translation" that is particularly unsettling to me is entitled, "Good As New: A Radical Retelling of the Scriptures." [© 2004.] This book was endorsed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, as well as the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. And it is beyond me how they can call that book a translation of the Bible!

Not only is it "gender neutral," whereby they have selectively changed references to gender, but they had the audacity to delete entire books such as 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, 2 Peter, 2 & 3 John, Jude, and Revelation!

Undoubtedly, the Church of England, has fallen away from "the faith which was once delivered unto the saints," and it is so ironic that the head of this religious Body, which initially published the King James Bible, is now promulgating a "new gospel" recreated in man's ungodly image!

There is coming a Great and Dreadful Day when all evil will be put down, and will be plucked up by the roots, never to be seen again! And I say, Woe unto those who had a hand in leading God's people astray!

Romans 1:18-25 "For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the Truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His Eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the Truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."

One "version" that is even more dangerous than the one promoted by the Head of the Church of England, and is more widely accepted by so many religious leaders within the "Church World," is the "The Message."

*The Message (MSG) ©1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson (Gender neutral), is published by NavPress, and is sold/promoted by "Bible Gateway/Gospel Communications International, and also published by Zondervan in Parallel Bibles. (Zondervan happens to be the publisher of Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven Life," and various other authors who openly support or endorse Peterson's "Message.")

Eugene Peterson's "bible" has caused great harm to unsuspecting souls, and his "translation" is a complete departure away from the Truth of God's Word! Compare what Peterson said about Mark 16:9-20.

Peterson's paraphrase of Mark 16:9-20 MSG: "9[After rising from the dead, Jesus appeared early on Sunday morning to Mary Magdalene, whom he had delivered from seven demons. 10She went to his former companions, now weeping and carrying on, and told them. 11When they heard her report that she had seen him alive and well, they didn't believe her.

12Later he appeared, but in a different form, to two of them out walking in the countryside. 13They went back and told the rest, but they weren't believed either.

14Still later, as the Eleven were eating supper, he appeared and took them to task most severely for their stubborn unbelief, refusing to believe those who had seen him raised up. 15Then he said, "Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God's good news to one and all. 16Whoever believes and is baptized is saved; whoever refuses to believe is damned.

17These are some of the signs that will accompany believers: They will throw out demons in my name, they will speak in new tongues, 18they will take snakes in their hands, they will drink poison and not be hurt, they will lay hands on the sick and make them well.

19Then the Master Jesus, after briefing them, was taken up to heaven, and he sat down beside God in the place of honor.

20And the disciples went everywhere preaching, the Master working right with them, validating the Message with indisputable evidence.]" (Emphasis mine.)

Notice how Mr. Peterson has replaced the "Gospel" with his "Message," something of which he has done throughout his book. Satan has been corrupting God's Word from the very beginning, and men and women, just keep falling for his lies and deceptions.

"The Truth about The Message" is a more detailed account of why I Am opposed to this modern perversion of God's Word, and considering how many people directly, and indirectly, approve of it, is reason for alarm.

Rick Warren, senior pastor of "Saddleback," a Mega-Church in California, quotes extensively from "The Message," of Eugene H. Peterson, and has made it an essential part of his book, along with many other "versions."

However, consider Mr. Rick Warren's opinion of the King James Version: "The Purpose Driven Life:" (Appendix 3): "This book contains nearly a thousand quotations from Scripture. I have intentionally varied the Bible translations used for two important reasons. First, no matter how wonderful a translation is, it has limitations...Second, and even more important, is the fact that we often miss the full impact of familiar Bible verses, not because of poor translating, but simply because they have become so familiar! ...Therefore I have deliberately used paraphrases in order to help you see God's truth in new, fresh ways...."

Apparently, "Pastor" Warren, thinks very little of the King James Bible, since it has too many "limitations" that he does not want people to get too "familiar" with. His stated objective is to "help you see God's truth in new, fresh ways," but he fails to mention that his and Peterson's "Message" will lead people away from the "Cross of Christ."

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."

People are searching for purpose and meaning and Mr. Rick Warren has exploited this great "need" in the lives of so many innocent people in order to advance his own agenda; and like so many others before him, he uses Jesus' name for personal, political, financial, and spiritual gain.

It is only through Christ, that we can know our true purpose in this life, and "tainted" Bibles are helping to lead many people into the Darkness, and dying churches are a direct result of this Darkened condition.

Another major way that God's people have given the Devil an opening to worm his way into the churches is by their acceptance of Freemasonry. "The LORD Shall Judge His People" reveals how membership into this esoteric "club" was addressed by the Southern Baptist Convention back in June 1993, and due to their ruling, the Southern Baptist Churches could remain in good standing even if they sanctioned Freemasonry. Interestingly, the SBC directly links to "Pastor" Rick Warren's Church.

God has led me to address specific issues with certain religious leaders, ministries, and individuals over the years, but my warnings continue to fall on deaf ears, but sadly that is just another sign of the Times.

2 Timothy 4:1-4 "I charge thee therefore before God, and the LORD Jesus Christ, who shall Judge the quick (or living) and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

For the Time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."

We are living in such a Time when television, books, and movies have a great influence over people whether they understand it or not. Just look at the popular fictitious fables of the "Left Behind" books of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Their writings have affected how people view the coming of the LORD, and the end of the world, but those who rely on fabricated stories to know the Truth will be in for a very rude awaken!

However, the great disunity among God's people in regard to the coming of the LORD is not only because of LaHaye's novels and false doctrine, but due to "misinterpretation" of certain texts, even in the KJV Bible.

Actually, it was during my study of "The Rapture," that I unexpectedly found some flaws in the KJV, that I have noted in "My Rapture View." It is important to emphasize that the inaccuracies were due to oversight during the translation process, not because of corrupt manuscripts as it is with modern versions that use the "Vaticanus" and the "Sinaiticus."

Furthermore, the King James Version of the Holy Bible is a very sound translation and will never lead a man away from God, as some of the modern versions do. Moreover, when I consider all it has taken to get the Word of God, to this lost and dying world that desperately needs to hear the Gospel, I can overlook the few mistakes of men, and just hold on to the Truth about God, His Heavenly Kingdom, and His beloved Son.

The Holy Spirit is the one who convicts men of sin so they can see their need for the one and only Saviour, Jesus Christ, "whom God hath sent" to save our souls from Hell and death. And we need God's Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into the Truth as we read and study from God's Word.

God said, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto Salvation.

For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed."  Romans 10:9-11 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12

In November 1979 I was given a Bible by a young Marine in the deserts of Yuma, Arizona who saw I was headed in the wrong direction. All he said to me was, "Here, I think you need to read this." He just walked away and I never saw him again, but I will never forget him!

The Bible he handed me was a New American Bible (NAB), and being raised Catholic it was a very appropriate version for me to receive. But at the time I did not see the error of the Roman Catholic Church, nor did I know about the great debates taking place over the Bible versions. I just knew that I needed the LORD, and by His grace He saved me!

Jesus will be our Light in the Darkness after we have truly committed our lives to Him, and  even though I was influenced by a "false religion," and reading from a "tainted" Bible, all of which contributed to my lack of knowledge and true understanding of God, He was still with me!

Ironically, I was prompted to start reading the King James Version by a Southern Baptist preacher, who turned out to be a false teacher. It just goes to show that Satan has his people in every camp. And since I had unknowingly trusted a man who was led by the Devil, I was easily led astray even though I read from an "untainted" version of the Holy Bible.

So, while I was Walking With The Enemy, God's grace was still with me because He knew my heart was to follow Him. Praise God! I just thank God He did not allow me to stay in that deceived state for very long!

The true condition of our heart will greatly affect how we view God, and more importantly how God views us; and only those who are truly "born again" by the Holy Spirit, will be able to see through the Darkness. Please consider this illuminating passage.

Matthew 6:21-24 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, (or clear) thy whole body shall be full of Light. But if thine eye be evil, (or cloudy) thy whole body shall be full of Darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be Darkness, how great is that Darkness!

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

David Cloud, of Way of Life, is a strong advocate for the King James Bible, and he has some informative articles at his website so that people can better understand the Bible Controversy.

He appears to be a sincere Christian with a steadfast determination to defend the Gospel, but I Am concerned about some of his other views, and even some of what he says about the King James Bible.

Cloud says, "I do not believe the King James Bible contains any errors," but if that was entirely true, how does he account for corrections made in subsequent editions, and also the occasional errors and misuse of italics by the King James editors? Consider this passage from the KJV, whereby the italics do indeed change the meaning.

With the italics:

2 Timothy 4:14-18 "Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the LORD reward him according to his works: Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. Notwithstanding the LORD stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

And the LORD shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Now without the italics:

2 Timothy 4:14-18 "Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the LORD reward him according to his works: Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

At my first answer no man stood with me, but all forsook me: that it may not be laid to their charge. Notwithstanding the LORD stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

And the LORD shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve unto His heavenly kingdom: to Whom glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Paul was not asking God to forgive those who did not stand with him as it implies with the italics, but he was naming the names of those who were giving him trouble, and making it clear that he had been forsaken by those who were afraid to stand with him for whatever reason.

The rejection only increased Paul's faith in the LORD God, and for those who were truly repentant, I Am sure God did not hold it against them for initially rejecting this man who was a very faithful Apostle of Christ.

The Bible Controversy has caused great division between God's people, and "tainted Scriptures" is one of the primary reasons, but I hope you see that even those who read and study from the KJV can be deceived.

The Evil One is fully intent on leading as many people astray as he can, and I see that Cloud is blinded by some of the deceptions of the Devil, and his faulty view of the "rapture" is a major indicator.

Over the years, I have sensed somewhat of an aversion towards me from Mr. Cloud, but I sent him my messages anyways hoping he would see the Truth. After I sent "Hell Is Real!" his only response to me was, "Not interested. Do not include me on any mailings. D. Cloud"

I will surely honor his request, as I Am led of the LORD, and I hope that he will see the Truth about the coming of the LORD very soon, and also God's Role For Women, as those errors in judgment do "cloud" his vision, even though he reads and studies from the King James Bible.

God is truly the only One who can give Cloud ''eyes to see" the Truth, but if he remains in the Darkness, and continues to reject the "Light," he is surely headed for a fall, along with all those who follow him.

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An interesting passage to keep in mind as you consider the semantics used in the translation of the Holy Scriptures is from the Apocrypha, which is another controversial matter, and one that Cloud also rejects, but it is worthy of prayerful consideration.

Prologue to Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach, "For the same things uttered in Hebrew, and translated into another tongue, have not the same force in them…" In other words, in the translation process of God's Word, the meaning is not always accurately conveyed for lack of a proper nomenclature or corresponding word.

Moreover, the Holy Bible cannot truly be understood unless the Author, who is the Holy Spirit of Almighty God, gives a person the ability to comprehend what He inspired men of God to write down.

Which brings up another lie the Devil has led men to believe―that the Biblical Canon is closed. While I believe it is very rare, it is extremely presumptuous to say that God does not speak directly to His people, or He no longer inspires men to write down what He speaks to their heart.

One teaching that has helped to facilitate this misconception is that people are taught that preaching and prophesying are synonymous, but when you examine the meaning of the Greek texts, it proves otherwise.

Consider some of these definitions from Strong's Concordance:

Prophecy #4394 Greek: "('prophecy'); prediction (scriptural or other):"

Prophesy #4395 Greek: "To foretell events, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office."

of Prophecy #4397 Greek: "from 4396; pertaining to a foreteller ("prophetic"):"

Prophesy #5012 Hebrew: "To prophesy, that is, to speak (or sing) by inspiration (in prediction or simple discourse)."

Prophet #4396 Greek: "a foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet:"

Prophet #5030 Hebrew: "a prophet or (generally) inspired man:"<<Back

 

Preach #2784 Greek: "To herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel) preach, proclaim, publish."

Preach #2097 Greek: "Preach the gospel to the poor: to announce good news (evangelize) especially the gospel, declare."

Preacher #2783 Greek: "A herald, that is of divine truth (especially the gospel) preacher."

Preaching #2782 Greek: "a proclamation (especially of the gospel; by implication, the gospel itself):"

Preaching #3056 Greek: "Something said (including thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specially (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ):"

Evangelist #2099 Greek: "from 2097; a preacher of the gospel:"

Apostle #652 Greek: "a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ("apostle") (with miraculous powers):"

Teacher #1320 Greek: "An instructor, (generally or specially) doctor, master, teacher."

Pastors #4166 Greek: "A shepherd, pastor."

Saints #40 Greek: "sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated):"

False Prophet #5578 Greek: "a spurious prophet, i.e. pretended foreteller or religious impostor:"

False Teacher #5572 Greek: "a spurious teacher, i.e. propagator of erroneous Christian doctrine:"<<Back

 

Due to my research into this important topic, I Am even more convinced of the importance of diligent, independent, and prayerful study of God's word from an untainted Bible. Consider these relevant Scriptures.

2 Peter 1:16-21 "For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

For He received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a Voice to Him from the excellent glory, This is My beloved Son, in whom I Am well pleased. And this Voice which came from Heaven we heard, when we were with Him in the Holy mount.

We have also a more sure word of Prophecy (#4397); whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a Light that shineth in a Dark place, until the day dawn, and the Day Star arise in your hearts:

Knowing this first, that no prophecy (#4394) of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy (#4394) came not in old time by the will of man: but Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."

The translators/scholars of the "modern versions" that use the "dynamic equivalent" method of translating are in direct violation of God's Word, because rather than translating it "word for word" from the original text, they are "interpreting" what God has said, rather than restating it.

And unless a man is truly inspired by God's Spirit, and ordained by Him, as were Jesus' Apostles, including Paul, the "one born out of due time," do they have the ability and authority to fully interpret God's Word.

2 Timothy 1:11-12 "Whereunto I Am appointed a preacher (#2783), and an apostle (#652), and a teacher (#1320) of the Gentiles. For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I Am not ashamed: for I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that Day."

Ephesians 4:11-14 "And He gave some, apostles (#652); and some, prophets (#4396); and some, evangelists (#2099); and some, pastors (#4166) and teachers (#1320); for the perfecting of the saints (#40), for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;"

I used to trust a "man" who called himself a minister of the Lord Jesus, but who was actually a servant of Satan, whose hidden purpose was to lead me away from God, so he could try and destroy me and my family. And I praise God every day for saving us from the hand of the Enemy!

Moreover, due to my experience, I have great compassion for those who have been deceived by the Devil, and I have a very strong desire to warn innocent people who are in danger of being led astray by him.

2 Peter 2:1-3 "But there were false prophets (#5578) also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers (#5572) among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the LORD that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of Truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."

Malachi 4:1-6 "For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the Day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the Day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."

This world desperately needs some righteous men like Elijah. Men who love God and His Word―Men who will stand up for the Truth, and stand against the lies―Men who are willing to defend the Testimony of Jesus, at all cost, and whose prayers really make a difference with God.

I Am fully convinced the King James Bible, the translation that has been published by many publishers since 1611, has accomplished exactly what God intended for His word to do. It has stood the test of Time, regardless of what lies the Devil has said about God and His Word.

The newer Bible versions may be easier to read and relate to, but if they are from corrupt manuscripts that do not convict people of sin, and show them their need for the Saviour, what great benefit are they?

I Am reminded of what a fellow Christian said at a Bible Forum I used to frequently visit. He said, "...People can talk around it, dance around it, philosophize around it, create doctrines around it, but nevertheless it still stands...the wages of sin is death." And that is the absolute Truth!

We must never lose sight of the fact that Satan greatly desires to make a mockery of God, His Word, and His Son, and he is doing exactly that through many of the "modern versions" of the Bible. It all started with tiny seeds not easily detected in the *Revised Version, but it is now very clear that the Great Deceiver is the one who planted those seeds!

The first of the modern versions are like a dull blade that can be used, but with caution. However, over time the blade has gotten unreliable, and many of the modern "translations" are comparable to a rusty sword that will make you very ill and eventually kill you if you trust in them.

Satan can use the King James Bible to mislead people for a given Time, but God will lead them back to Him if their heart is true. Conversely, the current versions are just a weapon in the hand of the Enemy to lead people in the wrong direction, with no hope of ever finding their way.

I admit some "KJV Only" advocates are extreme, as is Peter Ruckman. Based on what is reported about him, he is a pastor who has garnered much support for his view, and he teaches that "the King James Bible is more authoritative than the Greek and Hebrew texts," and that "not until the original manuscripts were translated into English by the editors of the KJV Bible, did we have a truly accurate text."

In other words, he is saying God needed scholars to improve upon the words He inspired "Holy" men to write down! What audacity!! Only a prideful, arrogant man could say such a thing, and if Peter Ruckman actually believes the King James Bible is superior to the original languages, he is under a delusion! Self-righteous, pride is extremely dangerous to walk in, and it will lead men into the Darkness, and away from the Light, just where Satan wants them to be.

Moreover, considering Mr. Ruckman's view of abortion, he is a man that cannot be trusted to speak the Truth. Consider this direct quote from this "King James Only" advocate, Mr. Peter Ruckman: “I teach that a baby is not a living soul until it breathes. I’m considered a great heretic for teaching that, but then again if a man goes by the King James Bible he’s bound to be a heretic these days. And so I don’t teach that abortion is murder like the brethren do..."

Such an outrageous statement from a man who says he is a Christian! Any true Christian knows that abortion is murder of the worst kind! And for him to teach such a thing, and claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ, only brings shame to His Holy Name, but like I said the Devil has his evil workers in every camp, and Satan takes great pleasure in mocking God.

Years ago God gave me an important message to share with His people, but many times I feel just like Mary, when she tried to tell the disciples that she saw the LORD, after He had risen from the grave, but they would not listen to her due to their stubborn self-righteous pride.

I Am often ignored, misunderstood, and censored by "Christians," and even the moderators of Fulfilled Prophecy rejected my Testimony when I shared it with them on 28 February 2008. Nonetheless, I will continue to publish the "Word" of the LORD as long as the "Door" remains open.

God said it was due to "their unbelief and hardness of heart" as to why the eleven disciples did not believe the women who first saw the LORD, and also the young men who walked by the way; and I believe it is the same reason why men still cannot hear His true disciples Today.

I was in the presence of my Enemy when the LORD spoke this message through me, and I hope and pray that you will have "ears to hear" what the Spirit is saying unto the Churches even now.

Prophecy of 28 February 1993

"Many things you have been taught here has been done in secrecy and in Darkness. You have been taught truth mixed with lies, and the LORD, says it will go on no longer!

And you, (Pastor--), is the one who has taught the lies, and the LORD, says it will go on no longer in this home.

The LORD, is giving you a chance to turn from your sin, and He is so forgiving that He will not hold your sin against you, if you repent. And if you do not, you will die!

He is my Husband, and I love Him with a love that cannot be broken. I love you too, but with a brotherly love. And I beg you to repent!

Everything you have learned here has been tainted with evil, and you cannot hold on to any of it. The only thing that you can hold on to is the fact that Jesus Christ died for you, and by His mighty power, God raised Him from the dead.

If you believe that in your heart, and claim Him as LORD, He will put the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead inside of you, to lead you and guide you into the Truth!

Light will overshadow Darkness, and Darkness will not be able to stand in the presence of God!"

End of Prophecy

I know the implications of what I have written are quite far reaching, but please don't just dismiss this important Prophecy as so many others seem to have done. You will deeply regret that decision if you do.

There will come a Day when God reveals who is truly walking with Him, and who has continued in the Darkness even after the “True Light” of Christ has been made known. And those who are living for this world, and love their lives here, more than the Eternal Life that God offers through His beloved Son, will be quite astounded when they finally see who is truly walking with God, and who is walking with the Enemy.

Almighty God is the Supreme Judge that all men will answer to when the Books will be opened at the Great White Throne, and what a dreadful day it will be for all those who knowingly promoted tainted Scriptures!

Satan greatly desires to be worshipped above God, and through corrupt manuscripts he has altered the name of God, or removed it all together. One translator even had the absolute audacity to call God, "that thing!"

Please consider this passage from the Holy Scriptures sanctioned by the King of kings, that I Am certain will live on throughout all Eternity!

 

1 Timothy 3:16

 "And without controversy

great is the mystery of godliness:

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 glory."

Amen!

 

 

Addendum to The Bible Controversy

One last word, I hope you will contemplate in your heart. I found this beautiful message in the Introduction of a King James Bible published by the Gideon's, an organization that has freely given God's Word to people all over the world, but I Am disappointed that their current leadership has chosen to publish "modern versions" that are translated from the "tainted manuscripts" of the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus.

 

One Day all men will see the Truth behind the lies of the Wicked One, but I hope that those who have fallen for the deceptions of the Devil, will get back to promoting only the pure and Holy Word of Almighty God!

 

 

"The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of Salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are Holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains Light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the solider’s sword, and the Christian’s Charter. Here Paradise is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of Hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our good the design, and the Glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened at the Judgement, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its Sacred contents."

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