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TABLES OF COMPARISON OF SELECTED SCRIPTURES AFFECTING FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINES OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

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The categories of tables were selected to represent the most significant areas of change in modern translations which affect fundamental Christian doctrine. This listing is only a portion of the overwhelming number of alterations to essential doctrines.

1. THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:5-7)

Modifications to key verses such as this one and others containing titles of the Lord Jesus Christ denigrate the doctrine of His deity.

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I Timothy 3:16 God He (margin note – God) He He God
Daniel 3:25 the Son of God son of the gods a son of the gods a son of the gods the Son of God
Acts 3:13, 26 his Son Jesus His Servant Jesus His Servant Jesus his servant Jesus his servant Jesus
Philippians 2:6 thought it not robbery to be equal with God counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped did not consider equality with God something to be grasped did not consider it robbery to be equal to God*
Acts 8:37 that Jesus Christ is the Son of God omitted(marginal note) omitted(marginal note) omitted(footnote) that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
John 6:69 thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God Thou art the Holy One of God You are the Holy One of God you are the Holy One of God you are the Christ, the Son of the living God
John 9:35 Son of God Son of God Son of Man Son of Man Son of God
Matthew 20:20 worshipping him worshipping him bowing down kneeling down kneeling down
John 4:42 this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world this is indeed the Savior of the world this One indeed is the Savior of the world this man really is the savior of the world this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world
Acts 15:11; 16:31 Lord Jesus Christ Lord Jesus Lord Jesus Lord Jesus Lord Jesus Christ*
Romans 1:3 Jesus Christ our Lord omitted omitted omitted Jesus Christ our Lord

I Corinthians 5:4

our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 3:14 of our Lord Jesus Christ omitted omitted omitted our Lord Jesus Christ
I Thess. 2:19 our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus Christ
I Thess. 3:11 our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord Jesus Jesus our Lord our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus Christ
II Thess. 1:8 our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus Christ
John 14:28 my Father the Father the Father the Father My Father
Philippians 4:13 through Christ in him through Him through him through Christ
Acts 7:59 calling upon God calling upon the Lord called upon the Lord omitted calling on God

*NU – The most prominent modern critical text of the Greek New Testament, published in the 26th edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament and in the 3rd edition of the United Bible Societies Greek New Testament. (New King James Version, Preface, “The New Testament Text”).

2. THE INCARNATION

“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.” (I Timothy 3:16)

New versions change “God” to “He” in this verse and omit other references to Jesus Christ coming in the flesh.

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John 4:3 that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh Omitted omitted omitted that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh
Acts 2:30 according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ omitted omitted omitted according to the flesh He would raise up the Christ
Ephesians 5:30 of his flesh and of his bones omitted omitted omitted of His flesh and of His bones

3. THE VIRGIN BIRTH

“BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: and knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son; and he called his name JESUS.” (Matthew 1:23-25)

In the prophecy as it was originally given in Isaiah 7:14, the Revised Standard Version changes “virgin” to “young woman” and the NASB has “maiden” in a footnote. In Matthew 1:25, new versions change “her firstborn son” to “birth to a son”, casting doubt upon the virginity of Mary at Jesus’ birth.

Other verses are changed to indicate that Jesus was born of an earthly father. These alterations deny the role of the Holy Spirit in the conception of Jesus Christ and, therefore, His divine nature.

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Matthew 1:25 her firstborn son brought forth a son birth to a Son birth to a son her firstborn Son
Luke 2:33 Joseph and his mother his father and his mother His father and mother The child’s father and mother Joseph and His mother
Luke 2:43 Joseph and his mother his parents His parents his parents Joseph and His mother

4. THE SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, eventhe forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:13,14)

New versions remove reference to the blood atonement in this and other verses. Words are also omitted or changed which show that the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ is the full atonement for our sins.

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Colossians 1:14 through his blood omitted omitted omitted through His blood
Colossians 1:24 that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ that which is lacking in Christ’s afflictions what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ
I Corinthians 11:24 broken for you is for you (margin note) for you (marginal note) for you broken for you
I Cor. 5:7; I Peter 4:1 for us omitted omitted omitted for us
Ephesians 1:14 purchased possession God’s own possession God’s own possession God’s possession purchased possession
Hebrews 1:3 by himself omitted omitted omitted by Himself

5. THE RESURRECTION

“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene…After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country . . .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.” (Mark 16:9,12,14)

New versions isolate Mark 16:9-20 with the misleading disclaimer that it is not contained in the earliest manuscripts. They also question almost every appearance of Jesus after his resurrection, causing doubts concerning His bodily resurrection and deity.

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Mark 16:9-20 Appearances of Jesus after His resurrection marginal disclaimer marginal disclaimer –verses replaced with: “And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.” parenthetical disclaimer Appearances of Jesus after His resurrection
Luke 9:31 his decease his decease (margin) his departure his departure His decease
Acts 1:3 infallible proofs by many proofs convincing proofs convincing proofs infallible proofs
Ephesians 5:30 of his flesh and of his bones omitted omitted omitted of `His flesh and of His bones
Luke 13:32 the third dayI shall be perfected the third day I am perfected The third day I reach my goal the third day I will reach my goal the third day I shall be perfected
Luke 24:12 Peter at the empty tomb marginal disclaimer Parenthetical disclaimer Peter at the empty tomb Peter at the empty tomb
Luke 24:40 he showed them his hands and his feet he shewed them his hands and his feet omitted(marginal note) he showed them his hands and his feet He showed them His hands and His feet

6. THE ASCENSION

“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” (Mark 16:11)

The ascension proves that Jesus Christ is now in heaven. Almost every mention of the ascension is omitted in some new versions.

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John 16: 16 because I go to the Father omitted omitted omitted because I go to the Father
Luke 24:51 carried up into heaven carried up into heaven(marginal disclaimer) omitted(marginal note) taken up into heaven carried up into heaven
Mark 16:9-20(verse 19) received up into heaven marginal disclaimer parenthetical with marginal disclaimer parenthetical disclaimer received up into heaven
John 3:13 which is in heaven which is in heaven(marginal disclaimer) omitted(marginal note) omitted(footnote) who is in heaven

7. THE TRINITY

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (I John 5:7)

This is the famous Trinitarian proof text which F.J.A. Hort hoped to remove from the New Greek Text (see Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort).

It is missing from the New Greek New Testament Text, the English Revised Version and most modern translations.

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I 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. omitted omitted(marginal disclaimer) omitted(footnote) for there are three who bear Witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit and these three are one.
Isaiah 48:16 the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me. the Lord God hath sent Me, and His Spirit the Lord God has sent Me, and His Spirit the Sovereign Lord has sent me, with his Spirit. the Lord God and His Spirit have sent Me.
Romans 1:20 Godhead divinity divine nature divine nature Godhead
Acts 17:29 Godhead Godhead Divine Nature divine being Divine Nature
Colossians 2:9 Godhead Godhead Deity Deity Godhead

8. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST ALONE

“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 8:37)

New versions omit this verse and alter others to change justification by faith to salvation through works. Many versions delete “by himself” in Hebrews 1:3 to permit faith in another mediator, such as Mary. The omission of “on me” in John 6:47 allows any belief.

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Acts 8:37 If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. omitted (marginal note) omitted (marginal note) omitted (footnote) “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
Romans 11:6 but if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. omitted omitted omitted(footnote) but if it is of works, it is no longer grace: otherwise work is no longer work.
Romans 11:30-32 not believedunbelief DisobedientDisobedience disobedientdisobedience disobedientdisobedience disobedientdisobedience
Hebrews 3:18 believed not disobedient disobedient disobedient (footnote) did not obey
Galatians 5:22 faith faithfulness faithfulness faithfulness faithfulness
John 6:47 believeth on me that believeth believes believes believes in Me
Hebrews 1:3 by himself omitted omitted omitted by Himself
Mark 10:24 for them that trust in riches for them that trust in riches omitted omitted for those who trust in riches
Matthew 6:22 thine eye be single thine eye be single your eye is clear your eyes are good your eye is good

9. INERRANCY OF SCRIPTURE

“The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” (Psalm 12:6,7)

In this important verse, new versions change “them” referring to the Scriptures to “us” referring to people. Other alterations and omissions diminish the authority of Scripture and discourage confidence in its divine inspiration and preservation.

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Luke 4:4 but by every word of God omitted omitted omitted but by every word of God*
Psalm 12:6, 7 The words of the LORD are pure words…Thou shalt keep them,O LORD. Thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. the words of the Lord are pure words…Thou shalt keep them O Lord, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever. The words of the Lord are pure words…Thou, O Lord, wilt keep them; Thou wilt preserve him from this generation forever. And the words of the Lord are flawless…O Lord you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever. The words of the Lord are pure words…You shall keep them, O Lord, you shall preserve them from this generation forever.
II John 9 doctrine of Christ teaching of Christ teaching of Christ teaching of Christ doctrine of Christ
II Corinthians 2:17 corrupt the word of God corrupting the word of God (marginal note) peddling the word of God peddle the word of God for profit peddling the word of God

10. MASCULINE DEITY

“He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. (John 12:44,45)

New versions frequently change masculine words referring to God to the neuter “One”. False religions of this world often identify their god as “the One”. The new “Politically Correct” bible calls God, “Father-Mother”, and Christ, “the human one.” (41)

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John 7:18 his glory the glory of him the glory of the one the honor of the one the glory of the One
Colossians 3:10 the image of him the image of him to the image of the One the image of its Creator the image of Him
John 6:69 Christ, the Son the Holy One the Holy One the Holy One Christ, the Son
Revelation 1:18 he that liveth the Living one the living One the Living One He who lives
John 12:45, 15:21 him that sent me him that sent me the One who sent Me the One who sent me Him who sent Me
Matthew 13:37 He that soweth he that soweth the one who sows The one who sowed He who sows

11. SATAN

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning, how thou art cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations.” (Isaiah 14:12)

“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.” (Revelation 22:16)

In the only passage of Scripture which describes Lucifer’s iniquity and fall into hell, most new versions omit the name Lucifer and confuse his identity with Jesus Christ.

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Isaiah 14:12 O Lucifer, son of the morning Daystar, son of the morning O star of the morning

O morning star

O Lucifer, son of the morning
Luke 4:8 Get thee behind me, Satan omitted Omitted omitted Get behind me, Satan*

12. MAN

“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. (Psalm 8:4,5)

New versions exalt man to being “a little lower than God” and omit many references to his fallen spiritual condition. Cults, the New Age and false religions also raise mankind to the level of being divine or in the process of evolving into gods. (42)

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Psalm 8:5 the angels God(marginal note – angels) God the heavenly beings(footnote — than God) the angels
Matthew 18:11 that which was lost that which was lost Parenthetical omitted that which was lost
Colossians 3:6 children of disobedience sons of disobedience omitted omitted sons of disobedience
Mark 15:28 transgressors (in margin) omitted (marginal note) omitted transgressors

13. SANCTIFICATION

“That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (II Timothy 3:17)

New versions frequently delete words such as “righteousness”, “holy”, “perfect” and other requirements of the sanctified life. As a result, the gospel is brought into reproach by worldliness and corruption in the church.

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I Thess. 5:27 holy brethren brethren (footnote — holy) brethren brothers holy brethren
II Peter 1:21 holy men men men men holy men
I Peter 1:22 pure heart heart heart (marginal note) heart (footnote) pure heart
I Corinthians 2:6 perfect Perfect(footnote – full grown) mature mature mature
II Timothy 3:17 perfect complete adequate thoroughly equipped complete
Proverbs 21:21 Righteousness Righteousness Righteousness prosperity Righteousness
I Peter 2:12 honest seemly excellent good conduct honorable
Titus 1:8 sober soberminded sensible self-controlled sober-minded
Jude 1:1 sanctified called called called sanctified
Mark 10:21 take up the cross omitted omitted omitted Take up the cross
Matthew 20:16 for many be called, but few chosen omitted omitted omitted for many are called, but few chosen
Romans 8:1 who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. omitted omitted omitted(footnote) who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Matthew 5:44 bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you omitted omitted omitted(footnote) bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you
II Timothy 2:15 study give diligence be diligent do your best be diligent
I Timothy 4:15 meditate be diligent take pains be diligent meditate
Revelation 22:14 do his commandments wash their robes wash their robes wash their robes do His commandments

14. PRAYER

“After this manner therefore pray ye…” (Matthew 6:9)

New versions remove 21 words from The Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11 and words of instruction on prayer in other passages.

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Luke 11:2 Our Father which art in heaven,Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.. Father,Hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come Father,hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Father,hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come.

Our Father in heaven,hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Luke 11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread Give us day by day our daily bread Give us each day our daily bread. Give us each day our daily bread. Give us day by day our daily bread.
Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. And forgive us our sins; for we ourselves also forgive every one that is indebted to us.And bring us not into temptation.

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And forgive us our sins,For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.

And lead us not into temptation.

Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.And lead us not into temptation. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Matthew 6:13b For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.. omitted parenthetical with disclaimer omitted(footnote) For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Mark 13:33 watch and pray watch and pray (margin) keep on the alert be on guard, be alert watch and pray
Luke 21:36 pray always at every season, making supplication praying pray pray always
Acts 1:14 prayer and supplication omitted prayer prayer prayer and supplication
James 5:16 effectual fervent prayer supplication effective prayer prayer effective fervent prayer
Mark 9:29 prayer and fasting prayer (marginal note) prayer prayer prayer and fasting

15. THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST

“This same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11)

Important references to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to establish His reign upon earth are often omitted in the new versions. The New Age Movement, cults and apostate religions believe that “the Christ” is already on the earth and will soon be revealed. (43)

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Matthew 6:13 for thine is the kingdom omitted (marginal note) Parenthetical omitted (footnote) for Yours is the kingdom
Matthew 25:13 the Son of man cometh omitted omitted omitted Son of Man is coming
Revelation 11:17 and art to come omitted omitted omitted and who is to come
Revelation 11:15 kingdoms of our Lord kingdom of our Lord kingdom of our Lord kingdom of our Lord kingdoms of our Lord
Titus 2:13 glorious appearing appearing of the glory appearing of the glory glorious appearing glorious appearing
John 18:36 now now as it is now now

16. SIN

“Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief; when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.” (Isaiah 53:10)

New versions change “sin” to “guilt” in this important verse, thus relieving man of his accountability and placing the blame on God.

Rewording of I John 5:19 blames the devil for sin, as did Eve. Modern psychology in the church reflects this propensity to transfer responsibility for sin rather than to repent. New versions alter many verses pertaining to sin in order to present it in less relevant, personal and severe terms.

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Luke 7:30 rejected the counsel of God against themselves rejected for themselves the counsel of God rejected God’s purpose for themselves rejected God’s purpose for themselves rejected the counsel of God for themselves
I Corinthians 5:1-6:13 fornication fornication immorality sexual immorality sexual immorality
Ephesians 5:5 Whoremonger fornicator immoral person immoral person fornicator
Galatians 5:19 adultery omitted immorality sexual immorality adultery
Deuteronomy 23:17 sodomite sodomite cult prostitute temple prostitute perverted (footnote)
I Timothy 1:10 them that defile themselves with mankind abusers of themselves with men homosexuals perverts sodomites
Galatians 5:21 murders omitted omitted omitted murders
Romans 13:9 Thou shalt not bear false witness omitted omitted omitted You shall not bear false witness
I Thess. 2:3 deceit, nor of uncleanness error, nor uncleanness error or impurity error or impure motives deceit or uncleanness
Mark 10:24 them that trust in riches them that trust in riches omitted omitted those who trust in riches
I Timothy 6:10 root of all evil root of all kinds of evil root of all sorts of evil root of all kinds of evil root of all kinds of evil
Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. omitted(marginal note) omitted(marginal note) omitted(footnote) but if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 5:22 angry with his brother without a cause angry with his brother(marginal note) angry with his brother (marginal note) angry with his brother (footnote) angry with his brother without a cause
John 7:53-8:11 Passage included Passage omitted Marginal disclaimer parenthetical disclaimer Passage included
Isaiah 53:10 an offering for sin   a guilt offering a guilt offering an offering for sin
I John 5:19 wickedness the evil one Power of the evil one control of the evil one sway of the wicked one
Revelation 2:15 which thing I hate omitted Omitted omitted which thing I hate
II Timothy 3:2 blasphemers railers Revilers abusive blasphemers
II Timothy 3:3 trucebreakers false accusers… despisers of those who are good Implacable slanderers no lovers of good IrreconcilableMalicious gossips haters of good unforgiving slanderous not lovers of the good unforgiving slanderers despisers of good
Titus 2:5 blasphemed blasphemed dishonored malign blasphemed
Revelation 22:11 unjust unrighteous does wrong does wrong unjust
II Corinthians 4:2 dishonesty things of shame shame shameful ways shame
Matthew 23:14 ye devour widows houses and for a pretense make long prayers omitted(marginal note) Parenthetical with disclaimer Omitted(footnote) you devour widows houses and for a pretense make long prayers

17. THE JUDGMENT

“And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust from 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.” (Mark 6:11)

References to a final Day of Judgment are often missing in new versions. New Age prophets teach that, since God is love, He does not judge anyone. Belief in a literal hell and fear of God’s judgment are both foolishness and an offense to modern man.

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Daniel 7:10 judgment judgment court court court
Matthew 5:21 in danger of the judgment judgment liable to the court subject to judgment in danger of the judgment
Mark 6:11 the day of judgment omitted omitted omitted the day of judgment
Luke 17:36 Two shall be in the field, the one shall be taken and the other left. omitted(marginal note) omitted(marginal note) omitted(footnote) Two men will be in the field, the one will be taken and the other left.
II Corinthians 5:11 the terror of the Lord the fear of the Lord the fear of the Lord to fear the Lord the terror of the Lord
Revelation 6:17 day of his wrath day of their wrath day of their wrath day of their wrath day of His wrath
Revelation 12:12 Woe to the inhabiters of the earth woe for the earth woe to the earth woe to the earth Woe to the inhabitants of the earth
Revelation 15:3 King of saints King of the ages King of the nations King of the ages king of the saints
Revelation 15:4 thy judgments are made manifest thy righteous acts have been made manifest thy righteous acts have been revealed your righteous acts have been revealed your judgments have been manifested
Revelation 21:24 the nations of them which are saved the nations the nations the nations the nations of those who are saved
Revelation 22:19 God shall take away his part out of the book of life. God shall take away his part from the tree of life. God shall take away his part from the tree of life. God will take away from him his share in the tree of life. God shall take away his part from the Book of Life.

18. HELL

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, andall the nations that forget God.” (Psalm 9:17)

New versions change “shall be turned into hell” to “return to the grave” or “Sheol”. In similar verses, “the depths” or “the realm of death” is substituted. Descriptions of the everlasting torment of souls in hell are eliminated or softened.

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Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell The wicked shall return to Sheol the wicked will return to Sheol the wicked return to the grave the wicked shall be turned into hell
Deuteronomy 32:22 lowest hell lowest pit lowest part of Sheol realm of death lowest hell
Job 26:6 hell Sheol (margin – grave) Sheol death sheol
Isaiah 57:9 hell hell Sheol grave sheol
Matt. 11:23; Luke 10:15 brought down to hell go down unto hades descend to Hades go down to the depths brought down to hades
Mark 9:44, 46 Where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched. omitted(marginal disclaimer) omitted omitted(footnote) Where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.

19. THE GOSPEL

“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.” (Galatians 1:6-8)

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Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ I am not ashamed of the gospel I am not ashamed of the gospel I am not ashamed of the gospel I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ
Matthew 19:17 There is none good but one, that is God one there is who is good There is only One who is good. There is only One who is good. No one is good but One, that is God.
Luke 2:14 good will toward men men in whom he is well pleased men with whom he is pleased men in whom his favor rests good will toward men
Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. For the Son of man came to save that which was lost. Parenthetical with disclaimer omitted(footnote) For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.
Mark 15:28 And he was numbered with the transgressors omitted(marginal note) omitted(marginal note) omitted(footnote) And he was numbered with the transgressors
Colossians 1:14 through his blood omitted omitted omitted (footnote) through His blood
Hebrews 1:3 purged our sins made purification of sins made purification of sins purification for sins purged our sins
I John 5:19 wickedness the evil one power of the evil one control of the evil one sway of the wicked one
Luke 7:30 rejected the counsel of God against themselves rejected for themselves the counsel of God rejected God’s purpose for themselves rejected God’s purpose for themselves rejected the counsel of God for themselves
John 9:35 Dost thou believe on the Son of God? Dost thou believe on the Son of God? (marginal note – Son of man) Do you believe in the Son of Man? Do you believe in the Son of Man? Do you believe in the Son of God?
Acts 3:13, 26 his Son Jesus his Servant Jesus His Servant Jesus his servant Jesus his Servant Jesus
I John 5:13 that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God omitted omitted omitted that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
II Corinthians 2:15 are saved are being saved are being saved are being saved are being saved
Mark 10:21 take up the cross omitted omitted omitted take up the cross
Jude 1:1 sanctified called called called sanctified
I Thess. 5:27 holy brethren brethren (footnote – holy) brethren brothers holy brethren
Romans 8:1 who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit omitted omitted omitted(footnote) who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Ephesians 4:6 God…who isin you all God…who is…in all God…who is…in all God…who is…in all God…who is in you all
Acts 8:5 preached Christ Proclaimed…the Christ proclaiming Christ proclaimed the Christ preached Christ
I Corinthians 1:21 foolishness of preaching Foolishness of the preaching (marginal note – of the thing preached) foolishness of the message preached foolishness of what was preached foolishness of the message preached
Acts 4:4 the word The word the message the message the word

SCRIPTURE CHANGES IN MODERN VERSIONS WHICH AFFECT THE INTERPRETATION OF BIBLE PROPHECY

Who will soon come to establish His Millennial Kingdom?

The NASB and NIV remove references to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Matthew 24:24 says:

“There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if itwere possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

Many shall come in Jesus’ name, claiming that they will establish the kingdom of God preceding or in the place of Jesus Christ.

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Matthew 6:13 for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen Parentheticalmarginal disclaimer Footnote for Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Matthew 25:13 the Son of man cometh Omitted Omitted Son of man is coming
Revelation 11:17 and art to come Omitted Omitted and who is to come
Titus 2:13 glorious appearing appearing of the glory Glorious appearing glorious appearing
Mark 13:6 saying, “I am Christ saying, “I am he Claiming, “I am he saying, “I am he
Luke 11:2b Thy will be done as in heaven, so on earth Omitted omitted(footnote) Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

What will happen just prior to Jesus Christ’s return?

II Thessalonians 2:3-12 foretells that many will fall away from or deny the true faith, “the truth” (v. 10) that God became man in Jesus Christ. They will worship a counterfeit Christ who is Satan incarnate, while under a strong delusion that mankind is being transformed into gods. New version terms “rebellion,” “lawlessness” and “destruction” may be applied to those who oppose this antichrist system.

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II Thessalonians 2:3

there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction the rebellionoccurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction unless the falling away comes first and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.

How are we to prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?

Jesus gives his disciples instructions to “watch and pray,” as He did Peter, “that ye enter not into temptation.” Those who do not heed this warning will fall away and will be not counted worthy to escape the judgment that is coming upon all those who dwell on the earth.

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Mark 13:33 watch and pray keep on the alert be on guard, be alert watch and pray
Luke 21:36 pray always, that ye may beaccounted worthyto escape all these things praying in order that you may havestrength to escape all these things pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things

How will the Antichrist be recognized?

The spirit of antichrist does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, but believes that Christ comes as the “universal consciousness” of the divine spirit within each person. The Antichrist exalts himself above God and will exterminate many through an artifice of “peacemaking,” be a practitioner of witchcraft or “the Craft” (Freemasonry) and will worship “the force” of pagan religions.

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I John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit of antichrist but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist
Daniel 8:25 he shall cause craft to prosper…and by peace shall destroy many He will cause deceit to succeed by his influence . . . destroy many while they are at ease He will cause deceit to prosper… When they feel secure, he will destroy many he shall cause deceit to prosper…he shall destroy many in their prosperity
Daniel 11:38 shall he honour the God of forces he will honor a god of fortresses he will honor a god of fortresses he shall honor a god of fortresses

What is the mark, the name and the number of the Beast?

The NASB and NIV do not clearly differentiate between the mark, the name and the number of the Beast. Please refer to the Watch Unto Prayer report on The Mark of the Beast, which provides convincing evidence that the Beast is the Assyrian-Babylonian god, Saturn, whom the apostate Israelites worshipped as Remphan (Acts 7:37-43). The name of blasphemy is the Tetragrammaton (YHWH, aka Yeshua) and the mark is the Six-Pointed Star or the Star of David.

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Revelation 13:17 the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

Should people receive the name of the Beast?

God will seal His servants’ foreheads during the Tribulation. New versions add “his name and” to this prophecy, leading the unwary to take the name of the beast or antichrist before receiving the Lamb’s Father’s name. All who take “his name” are condemned. (14:9,10)

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Revelation 14:1 His father’s name written intheir foreheads His name and his father’s name written on their foreheads His name and his father’s name written on their foreheads His father’s name writtenon their foreheads

What is MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT?

Mystery Babylon is both a city and a religious system. New versions change the punctuation of Revelation 17:9,10 to confuse the identity of the “city of seven hills,” which is Rome. Revelation 14:8 and 17:18 are references to “that” great city mentioned in 17:9. In 17:5, the NASB transfers the key word “Mystery” from the literal name on her forehead to a descriptive phrase declaring the name “a mystery,” or knowledge not revealed to man. This changes the interpretation by removing its association with the mystery religion of ancient Babylon from which Freemasonry, which is based on The Kabbalah, ultimately derives. It is well-documented that Freemasonry has infiltrated and now controls the Vatican.

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Revelation 17:9,10 The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, and they are seven kings The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven kings
Revelation 14:8 Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great Fallen, fallen is Babylon the Great Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city
Revelation 17:18 the woman which thou sawest is that great city the woman whom you saw is the great city The woman you saw is the great city the woman whom you saw is that great city
Revelation 17:5 upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH this title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY BABYLON, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH

*A more thorough analysis of these and other Scripture changes in modern versions which affect the interpretation of Bible prophecy is presented in New Age Bible Versions, by Gail Riplinger. (A.V. Publications, Box 280, Ararat, VA, 1993, 1-800-435-4535)

**ENDNOTES: See Another Bible ~ Another Jesus

© Copyright 1997 by Robert Baker

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Another Bible, Another Gospel is available in a 30-page bound booklet which is a helpful tool for comparing Scripture verses in the major versions. This booklet is available upon request from: Watch Unto Prayer, P.O. Box 2323, Wayne, NJ 07474-2323.


Has God preserved His Word? The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. (Psalm 12:6-7)

Is the King James Bible Inspired Or Preserved?

By David J. Stewart | March 2009 | Updated September 2016

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” 
—1st Peter 1:23

       Both! The precious King James Bible is BOTH inspired and preserved. There are some teachers today who say that the King James Bible is not preserved. There are others who say that the King James Bible is not inspired. And some teachers deny both preservation and inspiration. Without a doubt this is a delicate and sensitive issue in churches today, because the Bible is the greatest number one threat to Satan. Yet, if we’re wrong on the Bible as born-again Christians, then we’re wrong on everything else. There is a raging battle today over the King James Bible.

You don’t have to read very far in contemporary, fundamentalist, Baptist literature to come across scoffers who attack the King James only” position and degrade those of us who would dare call the King James Bible “inspired.” Well, bless God, it’s inspired Word for Word!

  • Dr. Jerry Falwell announced that he had hired Dr. Harold Rawlings to “refute the ‘King James Only’ cultic movement that is damaging so many good churches today.”
  • Dr. Robert Sumner warns about the “veritable fountain of misinformation and deceptive double talk on the subject of ‘King James Onlyism.’”
  • Dr. J. B. Williams refers to those who advocate the King James Only as “misinformers” and as “a cancerous sore.
  • Dr. Robert Joyner calls King James Bible loyalists, “heretics.”
  • Dr. James R. White warns about King James Bible proponents undercutting the very foundations of the faith itself.
  • And now in 2009 an influential pastor of one of America’s largest Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches is calling us “careless Bible students” and “ignorant” for saying that the King James Bible is inspired. How tragic!

I just don’t get it. Why would any Christian leader shake his congregation’s faith in the Word of God? If the Bible that we hold in our hands is not inspired, then let’s just throw it into the garbage and go buy the latest New York Times Bestseller to read instead. Thank God for Dr. Jack Hyles who upheld the King James Bible as inerrant and perfect…

“I must have every Word if I speak His message. If I didn’t think I had a perfect Bible I’d close this one, walk out that door, I’d never walk in the pulpit again.” Dr. Jack Hyles

The 54 King James Bible translators (47 did the actual work of translating) were a collection of some of the world’s best scholars. They approached this translation with the mindset that they were translating the very Words of God, not just some book. The King James Bible has been called “the monument of English prose” as well as “the only great work of art ever created by a committee.” Howbeit, the question is raised, is the King James Bible inspired? I say, yes, absolutely, and it is self evident.

We must begin with the Scriptures themselves, for Jesus commanded in John 5:39… SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!

2nd Timothy 3:16 proclaims, “ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” Some teachers lift out the words “is given,” claiming that only the original autographs given by God were inspired. I have a serious problem with that, because God promised to PRESERVE His Word in Psalm 12:6,7, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified SEVEN TIMES. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”

For someone to say that God preserves His Word without inspiration is akin to saying that God preserves our salvation without the Holy Spirit. It just doesn’t set right. The very notion that a translation does not contain the inspired Words of God is disturbing indeed. And if a translation DOES contain the inspired Words of God, then it is divinely inspired.

Here is an excellent quote from Dr. Shelton Smith of the Sword Of The Lord…

“God has preserved His inspired Word for us. It is preserved in the Hebrew Masoretic text and in the Greek Textus Receptus. It is also preserved for us in the English in the King James Bible. What He at first inspired, the Lord God has now preserved. Therefore, when I hold the King James Bible in my hand, I hold the inspired text. It was inspired and now that inspired Word has been protected, preserved and provided for us!”

SOURCE: What Is That Book You Hold In Your Hand?, by Dr. Shelton Smith, editor, Sword of the Lord.

Yes, I agree! How could God’s preserved Word not be inspired? If God has kept His promise to PRESERVE His Word (and He has!), then those Words must also maintain their inspiration. To say that onlythe originals (also know as the “autographs”) were inspired is to say that we do not have God’s inspired Word for today, which means that we cannot claim 2nd Timothy 3:16. If the man of God is to be “perfect,” then he absolutely MUST have the “inspired” Words of God to profit him.

It is expected for unsaved heathens to claim that mortal men authored the Bible. Yet, how sad it is when Gospel preachers agree with them by saying that flawed men wrote flawed translations which are flawed. How can any believer who loves the Lord feel confident if they are taught that the Bible they love, cherish and obey is imperfect? They cannot. It is a woeful injustice to rob a church congregation of their faith in God’s Word by diminishing the inerrancy and inspiration of the King James Bible. God has preserved His Word for the English-speaking people in the King James Bible, and it does not contain errors. Volumes of books have been written addressing alleged discrepancies and so-called mistranslations in the King James Bible. Ultimately, critics of the King James Bible find themselves barking up an empty tree.

Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) believed that the King James Bible is inspired. The following quote is taken from his book, The Need for an Every-Word Bible, page 54…

“I’m tired of colleges and universities advertising that they use the King James Bible. Tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word.” —Dr. Jack Hyles

A friend of mine who used to teach martial arts taught his students, “Practice does not make you perfect, perfect practice makes you perfect.” When he told me that I immediately thought about the King James Bible, because an imperfect Bible can only produce imperfect children. Corruption can only bring forth corruption. Jesus said an evil tree can only bring forth evil fruit. The reason why the King James Bible has been so successful over the centuries in getting people saved is because it is God’s inspired, infallible, inerrant and preserved Word.

King James Bible Inspiration
(a great MP3 defense of the Christian faith by Pastor David Baker)

The Words Of The King James Translators

The King James translators humbly stated that their work may contain “imperfections and blemishes.” Remember, this is THEIRopinion of THEIR best efforts to better the Word of God in English. We must not forget that GOD PROMISED TO PRESERVE HIS WORD and was overseeing the work . . .

“No cause therefore why the word translated should be denied to be the word, or forbidden to be current, notwithstanding that some imperfections and blemishes may be noted in the setting forth of it. For whatever was perfect under the Sun, where Apostles or Apostolic men, that is, men endued with an extraordinary measure of God’s spirit, and privileged with the privilege of infallibility, had not their hand?” [emphasis added]

In Exodus 4:10 we find Moses lacking confidence in his own communication skills, and yet God used Moses to author the first five books of the Old Testament, “And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.” Clearly, Moses did not feel qualified to relay God’s Word to the people. The humility of the King James translators does not in any way mean that God wasn’t in complete control of the work they did. They prayerfully and diligently labored to give us the King James Bible.

Dr. Samuel Gipp states in favor of the King James Bible being inspired . . .

QUESTION: Did the translators of the Authorized Version claim to be inspired by God?

ANSWER: No. But Biblically that does not mean that they could not have been inspired. [emphasis added]

Does this mean that, because they did not claim God’s hand in translating the Scripture that He could not be or was not in control of their commission? For the answer we must look to the Bible, our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

When John the Baptist was accosted by the Levites in John chapter one and asked if he was Elijah (John 1:21) he answered that he was 
not Elijah. Yet in Matthew chapters 11:7-14 and 17:10-13 Jesus Christ plainly stated that John was Elijah.

Did John the Baptist lie? No. Did Jesus Christ lie? Of course not. The answer is very simply that John wasElijah but he didn’t know it! Thus we see from our Bible example that a man can have God working through him and not know it. Likewise, God could easily have divinely directed the King James translators without their active knowledge.

SOURCE: THE ANSWER BOOK, chapter 14, by Dr. Samuel C. Gipp, Th.D.

I say, most definitely, yes, God was in control of the King James Bible committee and the Words of the King James Bible are inspired. This is not “double inspiration.” That is, God did not give His Words afresh to the King James translators. It simply means that God’s Words are inspired and always will be inspired, no matter what language they are translated into.

In 1st Corinthians 7:6 the Apostle Paul said, “But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.” Paul felt that he was merely giving his personal opinion in this portion of Scripture, rather than writing what God had commanded him to; yet we know from 2nd Timothy 3:16 that, “ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God.” Paul’s writings in the Bible are all inspired by God, because Paul was only the pen which God used to give us His Words.

God is the Author of the entire Bible. God used imperfect men to write His perfect Word, by putting His Words into their mouth. God made unholy men holy for His purpose. So it matters not that Moses was not eloquent in speech, nor that Paul gave his personal opinion in 1st Corinthians chapter 7, nor that the King James translators acknowledged that they were only imperfect men—What’s important is that God’s Words will forever be incorruptible, settled in Heaven, preservedAND INSPIRED.

“One Book Stands Alone encourages believers to stand by the one and only inspired book of God, the King James Bible. Dr. Douglas Stauffer

Some scholars today claim that God has only preserved His Word in the original languages; but the Bible does not teach that. It is self-evident that God has chosen America as the citadel of Christianity over the past 100 years to the world, having sent out millions of foreign missionaries with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Heresy went East, but truth went West. I believe God has preserved His inspired Word in the English-speaking language in the King James Bible. I do not believe that the King James Bible is merely a superb translation or the best manuscript available in English.

I believe it is God’s inspired, inerrant, infallible, impeccable and preserved Word. 1st Peter 1:23 plainly states that sinners are “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” This means we need an incorrupt Bible! It is sad that preachers don’t start doubting the Word of God until they go to seminary. Maybe we should call them preacher cemeteries.

“The only inspired Words of God are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “THE REAL BATTLE!”)

The King James Bible was the finished product of SEVEN revisions. Interestingly, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified SEVEN TIMES. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” Notice that God said His Word is “pure,” as pure as silver refined seven times. (the number seven in the Bible represents God’s perfection.) We have God’s perfect Word in the English language in the King James Bible. Amen! It is the manuscript God wanted us to have to fellowship with Him and do the work of soulwinning.

The King James translators said they weren’t trying to make a new translation of the Bible; but rather, a good one better…

“Truly (good Christian Reader) we never thought from the beginning, that we should need to make a new Translation, nor yet to make of a bad one a good one, (for then the imputation of Sixtus had been true in some sort, that our people had been fed with gall of Dragons instead of wine, with whey instead of milk:) but to make a good one better, or out of many good ones, one principal good one, not justly to be excepted against; that hath been our endeavor, that our mark.”

If one truly believes that a sovereign God is able to work in the hearts of men to do His will, and if one believes that God has kept His promise to preserve His Word, and if one considers that the mightiest soul-winning men of God over the past four centuries have preached from the King James Bible, it is self-evident that God has given to us the King James Bible. Is God incapable of preserving His Word without mistakes? Of course! If, as some claim, the Bible is only preserved in the original languages today, then we do not have an English Bible in America? Which means we are hopelessly destitute.

If the King James Bible is less than perfect, then why even preach from it? Why preach from an imperfect Word? If the King James Bible is imperfect, then what are you doing using it? If the King James Bible is imperfect, then so is everything you teach from it. I mean, if the King James Bible has hundreds of problems with it as many preachers are claiming today, let’s throw our Bible into the garbage. A pastor who places a question mark on the King James Bible is no better than Satan who weakened Eve’s faith when he asked her, “Yea, hath God said?” (Genesis 3:1c).

Matthew 4:4, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” If we are to live by “every Word,” then we need an every Word Bible. I believe the King James Bible to be that every Word Bible, preserved and inspired by God.

Some preacher says that the Bible is only for the scholarly and studious. No, the Bible is for anyone who wants to pick it up and use it, read it and hear it.

“The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES!”)

In Preservation, We Have the Originals

The Bible doesn’t say that the man of God needs the “preserved” Words of God to profit him; but rather, the “Scripture given by inspiration of God.” People talk about the “originals,” but according to Psalm 12:6,7 we have the originals. Psalm 12:6,7, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” God didn’t promise in Psalm 12:6,7 to renew or republish His Words. No, rather, God promised to PRESERVE His Words, “as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”

What we hold in our hands today in the form of the King James Bible is the PRESERVED inspired originals, which means the King James Bible has to be inspired. God’s Word has been preserved. If the King James Bible is not inspired, then God did not preserve His Word, because His Word is inspired. Preservation MUST include inspiration if it is genuine preservation.

The word “preserve” in Psalm 12:7 means “to maintain.” Hence, God has maintained His inspired Word unto all generations, as He so promised, which means that those Words must remain inspired. 

Psalm 119:89 proclaims, “For ever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in heaven.” Notice that the originals are in Heaven. Before God ever spoke the universe into existence, the final Word of Revelation was already recorded in Heaven. Some Biblical scholars claim that the original manuscripts are only existent in the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic languages; but it is not a language that God promised to inspire, it is HIS WORDS. It is the “Words” of the Lord that are pure. God Words are inspired, no matter what language they are translated into. The text of our beloved King James Bible are the inspired Words of God.

Please Don’t Drop My Food On the Floor

For any preacher to speak bad about the King James Bible, while simultaneously speaking about how wonderful it is, is akin to dropping someone’s food on the floor and then serving it to them on a plate. The same way most people would feel eating a steak that has just been dropped onto a dirty floor is the same way many church members feel when their pastor teaches them from a Bible which he claims is imperfect. Either we have God’s preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible Word in the English-speaking language, or we do not. The Bible is our spiritual milk, bread and meat. I don’t know about you, but most people prefer not to have their food tampered with before they eat it. So keep your stinking feet out of my drinking water and my food.

No pastor should ever shake his congregation’s faith in the King James Bible, even in the slightest way. The average uneducated layman in the pew needs to hear his pastor uphold the King James Bible as God’s Word. To fail to do so is a grave injustice against the common man. The average believer will NEVER understand Greek or Hebrew and it is a woeful injustice to place that kind of a burden upon humble church people, i.e., telling them that they cannot understand the Bible without learning Greek and Hebrew. Childlike faith only requires a childlike understanding of the Bible.

Do not tell me that a child cannot understand the Bible to get saved. Do not tell me that those with learning disabilities must understand the Greek to be saved. Do not tell me that a humble sinner, who only has a third grade education, cannot receive and experience sweet fellowship with Jesus Christ without learning Hebrew. Bless God, if the King James Bible was good enough for mama, it’s good enough for us too! If the King James Bible was good enough for Dwight L. Moody and Billy Sunday, bless God, it’s good enough for us too!

“They’re taking the pure Word of God and changing it for a buck and changed it for a dollar. So-called Christian colleges, take your stinking feet out of the Word of God! Quit serving dirty water! So-called Christian seminaries with your intelligencia, which is nothing more than stupidity hiding behind the guise of scholarship, you keep your stinking feet out of my drinking water! Dr. Custer of Bob Jones University, who says that there is no perfect Bible in the English language, you keep you stinking feet out of my drinking water! Greek scholars, so-called, self-styled Greek scholars, who are only called ‘Greek scholars’ by other Greek scholars, you keep your stinking feet out of my drinking water! … I am so sick of these guys that go to an institution. I’ve got more respect for a State university professor who says there’s no Word of God, than I have for a man who’ll hide behind the sacred desk and change God’s blessed Book.”Dr. Jack Hyles


Dr. Lee Roberson (1909-2007) believed that the King James Bible is inspired. In his sermon, HAVE FAITH IN GOD, he made the following statement concerning his text verse, Mark 11:22, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God” Pastor Roberson referred to the King James Bible as “these inspired words.” Amen. There are some preachers today who deny the inspiration of our precious King James Bible. It is apostasy. Thank God for Dr. Roberson’s faith in the King James Bible as God’s inspired, inerrant, infallible, impeccable and preserved Words of God.

“Whether in sunshine or rain, it will help us to have these inspired words before us: HAVE FAITH IN GOD.”


In defense of the inspired and preserved King James Bible, the following quotes are taken from the excellent sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles, LOGIC MUST PROVE THE KING JAMES BIBLE

I have Mama’s Bible—the same one she read—in my office. I’ve had it there for years. I don’t know how old it is, but I suspect it is 55 or 60 years old. It is the same Bible she used to hold up. I was thumbing through it the other day. On the inside, it says on the title page, “King James Bible.” That’s what it says. You know it worked. It’s amazing how well Mama did before she found out that it wasn’t the Word of God.

It is amazing how well this nation did when we didn’t know how ignorant we were. (Are you listening?) This is my fifth pastorate. I’ve seen miracles in my pastorates. I’ve preached over 41,000 times, and I’ve never yet preached a sermon that wasn’t preached from the King James Bible.

It bothers me when people say, “We believe that the Bible, in the original manuscripts, is the Word of God.” If that’s true, we have no Bible. Did you hear what I said? We have no Bible.

We need a Bible that we can understand and a Bible that is God’s Word. It looks like anybody would agree that if God gives us the command to preach the Word, He would give us the Word to preach. That’s logical. If God wants to say to a nation, “You are the custodian of world evangelization for a generation or two or three or four,” it looks like God would give that nation the Word of God.

What is it? I would say it ought to be the one that has worked. Which one has worked? The one I hold in my hand right now. I has worked! It will work!

The following is sang to the tune of The Old-Time Religion:

It was good for our fathers;
It was good for our fathers;
It was good for our fathers;
And it’s good enough for me;

It was good for my mama;
It was good for my mama;
It was good for my mama;
And it’s good enough for me.

Did God Only Inspire the Original Autographs of the Bible?

THE BATTLE OF THE AGES (an awesome KJB defense by Dr. Jack Hyles)


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