The Corruption of Modern Translations
In this posting, I am going to show what I believe is a direct satanic influence in the modern translations. I do this with a heavy heart. I wish that it was not needed, but it is needed to alert believers to the great dangers of the modern translations. I take no pleasure in doing this, but find it necessary to provide people with information, so they can make a choice on which Bible to read.
2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
I want to make something very clear, and that is I have not moved one inch from the faith as I stand on the KJV. It is the modern translations which are moving away from the faith. Just this week more Bibles were released which expose how corrupt they are.
Sign of the times: Updated NIV Bible 03/08/11 The corrupters are not even trying to hide that they are tampering with the word for their agenda!
"It replaces multiple uses of "sinful nature" with "flesh," which Moo said is meant to leave to the reader the question of whether sin is a core human element or one of many outside forces to which we yield."
I believe that God has provided us with His word in the King James Bible. I have posted many times showing the vast difference between the KJV and the modern translations. These are not minor differences, but they are huge and one even tampers with the Lord Jesus being the only begotten Son of God!
The modern translations delete 1000s of words that are found in the KJV. There are words, phrases, sentences and even paragraphs that are removed in the modern translations which have a great affect on the meaning of the Bible. What I am going to show you is an addition in the modern translations. I believe this addition shows satan's direct influence on the translation. It is found in Revelation 13
This chapter shows the zenith of satan's power. It shows the rise to power of both his antichrist and the false prophet. It shows how satan will empower them, and all the world will come under their authority. The world will worship satan through the antichrist, and all that do not will be put to death. Satan's kingdom is short lived, as the Lord Jesus will destroy it, but nonetheless, this chapter shows satan gaining control over the world.
In the first verse, the KJV states that "I" or the Apostle John is standing upon a seashore and sees a beast rise up out of the sea. The sea represents the nations of the world. The beast or antichrist is rising out of the Gentile nations. This verse is very clear that John is giving an eyewitness account of what is happening. When I read this, it appears that John is very close to what is happening. The KJV follows:
KJV: Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
When reading the modern translations there is a strange phrase added to this first verse: " And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore." It appears that John is no longer standing on the seashore but he is replaced by the dragon which is satan! When reading the modern translations, it is unclear where John is, and it is possible he is standing next to the dragon!
NASV: Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
NIV: Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.
ASV: Revelation 13:1 and he stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns, and seven heads, and on his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads names of blasphemy. (Who is he?)
What I see with the addition of the dragon standing on the seashore is satan gloating over his beasts. This is his crowning glory of his rebellion and sin, and he is admiring his handiwork. I really sense this when I read the modern translations.This additional phrase makes NO sense.
To me this shows the great influence satan had over the persons who created the Greek manuscript that underlies the modern translations. This manuscript is not the same as the Textus Receptus which underlines the KJV. The Apostle John is removed and replaced by satan. There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that this addition was not from God's Holy Spirit. This was a satanic interjection into the modern translations.
How can two Greek manuscripts differ so greatly? I totally reject the modern translations with, so many changes, like this one, from the word of God as revealed in the KJV.
In addition to the tampering found in Revelation 13, the same is seen in Isaiah 14. The Bible records in in the King James that Lucifer fell from heaven. For my complete teaching on this see:
King James Anniversary.
KJV: Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
This verse goes along with other scriptures about Lucifer/satan falling from heaven.
In the modern translations, the name Lucifer is removed and replaced with Morning Star which is a title for the Lord Jesus Christ!
NIV: Isaiah 14:12 How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!
In the modern translations, the name Lucifer is out and it is replaced with a title for the Lord Jesus! This title can be found in Revelation 22:16:
KJV: Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.]
In both of these examples, the modern translations depart from the word of God to the point satan's influence can be seen. The differences between the KJV and the modern translations are vast and cannot be dismissed without giving thought to what is going on! These are but just two of the vast differences of the modern translations. This is why I recommend that for your spiritual growth and protection you stay with the KJV. The corruption of the word of God that Paul warned about taking place in his day continues to today! Even though there are many who corrupt the Bible, God has preserved His word for us today. It is found in the Bible which has the Apostle John standing on the seashore and not the dragon.
God bless you.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
By John McTernan
Defend and Proclaim the Faith
Blog: John McTernans Insights at www.johnmcternan.name
|Meet author John McTernan
| During numerous appearances on television, radio and in seminars, he has publicly defended Israel in light of Biblical prophecy. His current best selling book is As America Has Done To Israel.
|He is author of the acclaimed book God's Final Warning to America, and co-author of the bestseller Israel: The Blessing or the Curse. From his experience debating, John wrote the Only Jesus of Nazareth series. This series includes: Only Jesus of Nazareth Can Sit on the Throne of David and Only Jesus of Nazareth Can Be Israel's King Messiah. Additionally, he has written several tracts, including Muhammad or Jesus: The Prophet Like Unto Moses, and The Koran vs the Bible.