Monday, June 6, 2016

Rewriting the Bible is a Full Time Job

As I was reading my email-verse of the day... I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 KJV) ... I recalled with anguish how the NIV changed I live by the faith of the Son of God to I live by the faith in the Son of God. 

That's no small change. So I wondered what they possible could have done with 1 John 5:13... These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. This clearly states that once we believe on the name of the Son of God, that we may believe on the name of the Son of God. When I first read this verse I did a double take and thought it was a typo. (KJV humor in case you missed it. : ) Without a doubt, God is telling us that we live by HIS faith, not ours. Our faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (I Corinthians 2:5) Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith; (Hebrews 12:2)

So what did they do with 1 John 5:13? They just deleted the second half. It couldn't simply stop there though; they had to then drop the 'our' out of Hebrews 12:2 (the last verse mentioned) to fall in line with their program.  Words are dropping like flies out of our new bible versions. The NIV takes over 5,000 words out of the new testament alone. (Including the words new testament!) Who could possibly have the nerve to throw God's words in the trash? Does anyone smell a rat? Or is that a serpent I smell?
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 you.
Deuteronomy 4:2

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