The 'Modern English Version' Is Very Bad News!

by David J. Stewart | February 2020

2nd 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.”

       The Devil is a beautiful liar! Since 1881 (the year that Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort introduced their so-called “older” and “more accurate” Alexandrian Greek New Testament to the world), there have been literal HUNDREDS of English Bible revisions! Now the new Modern English Version (MEV) comes along in 2014, deceitfully claiming to be based upon the inspired Textus Receptus Greek and Masoretic Hebrew, but the MEV shares many of the SAME CORRUPTIONS as the Alexandrian text from Egypt. Here is some information from Wikipedia about the MEV...

The Modern English Version (MEV) is an English translation of the Bible begun in 2005 and completed in 2014. The work was edited by James F. Linzey, and is an update of the King James Version (KJV), re-translated from the Masoretic Text and the Textus Receptus. The ecumenical Committee on Bible Translation is composed of 47 American and English scholars from the three major branches of Christendom: Orthodox, Protestant, and Roman Catholic. [emphasis added]

In June 2005, Southern Baptist minister, chief editor, and executive director Rev. James F. Linzey assembled and directed the Committee on Bible Translation, which included Stanley M. Horton serving as the senior editorial advisor. The Committee produced an updated edition of the KJV called the MEV, which is the KJV in a more modern English vernacular. The translators began the work on June 2, 2005; they completed the New Testament on October 25, 2011, and the Old Testament on May 28, 2014.


Did you notice that unsaved Roman Catholics helped make this translation? Also, please don't miss that apostate word called “ecumenical”! These people have perverted the Words of the living God!!!

Here is some more nauseating information about the MEV translation. It disgusts me, because they're talking like the Modern English Version (MEV) is even better than the King James Bible (KJB), claiming it is simply updated into the modern English language; but as I will prove to you in a moment, this translation is VERY CORRUPT doctrinally...

Version Information
The Modern English Version (MEV) heralds a new day for Bibles with the most modern translation ever produced in the King James tradition, providing fresh clarity for Bible readers everywhere with an updated language that doesn’t compromise the truth of the original texts. The MEV maintains the beauty of the past, yet provides clarity for a new generation of Bible readers.

The MEV is a translation of the Textus Receptus and the Jacob ben Hayyim edition of the Masoretic Text, using the King James Version as the base manuscript.

The MEV is a literal translation. It is also often referred to as a formal equivalence translation.

The Committee on Bible Translation began its work on the MEV in 2005 and completed it in 2014.

Principles for Translation:

Clear: The MEV is a literal translation (word-for-word), with capitalized references of God. The intent was to translate historical facts and events without distortion while translating in a way that readers of all backgrounds may understand the message that the original authors were communicating to the original audience.

Reverent: Every effort was made to ensure that no cultural or theological agenda was allowed to distort the translation.

Accurate: The goal was to translate Scripture accurately without loss, change, compromise, embellishments or distortions of the meaning of the original text.

The chief editor is James F. Linzey who conceived the MEV and is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary. The MEV is a modern translation by 47 translators from a wide range of denominations.


Wow! Okay, so the publishers of the MEV are claiming it is based upon the King James Bible, and that the MEV is a LITERAL TRANSLATION! Remember that! Also, I find it very damning for the entire Bible publishing industry, that they state: “Every effort was made to ensure that no cultural or theological agenda was allowed to distort the translation.” They are telling on each other! The writer of the preceding information about the MEV is admitting that all these gender-bending revisions (like the new 2017 Christian Standard Bible) are DISTORTED!!! Yes they sure are, and so are the Bob Jones University retards who use, sanction and sell them!!! So here we see the MEV publishers openly admitting that many of the modern translators are adhering to CULTURAL and THEOLOGICAL AGENDAS, instead of preserving the accuracy of God's inspired Words!! SHAME ON THEM ALL!!! IT IS WICKEDNESS!!!

Okay, let's get started exposing this BAD BOY! ...

John 1:3 Corrupted

From the very Get-Go we see Jesus' deity being assaulted in the MEV...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - John 1:3, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

Modern English Version (MEV) - John 1:3, “All things were created through Him, and without Him nothing was created that was created.”

Folks, the inspired King James Bible teaches that ALL THINGS were created BY JESUS, not THROUGH JESUS! The Satanic Jehovah's Witness' (JW) New World Translation (NWT) fully agrees with the Satanic MEV, rendering John 1:3 as “THROUGH HIM.” By the way, the Satanic English Standard Version (ESV), which Bob Jones University uses, sanctions and sells, renders John 1:3 also as, “THROUGH HIM.” What liars and deceivers! The publishers of both of these PERversions falsely claim that they have produced a LITERAL TRANSLATION, reducing Jesus' deity. Dear reader, everything that you see around you in this universe, was literally spoken into existence from nothing by the omnipotent Word of our Lord Jesus Christ (2nd Peter 3:5; Colossians 1:14-17).

Romans 1:20 and Acts 17:29 Corrupted

And here is further evidence (from Romans 1:20 and Acts 17:29) of an assault on the Trinity; thus, reducing the deity of Jesus Christ...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Romans 1:20, “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:”

Modern English Version (MEV) - Romans 1:20, “The invisible things about Him—His eternal power and deity—have been clearly seen since the creation of the world and are understood by the things that are made, so that they are without excuse.”

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Acts 17:29, “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.”

Modern English Version (MEV) - Acts 17:29, “Therefore since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to suppose that the Deity is like gold or silver or stone or an engraved work of art or an image of the reflection of man.”

The 54 King James translators understood the significance of rendering these Bible verses as “Godhead.” They knew what they were doing, intelligent Spirit-filled men of God, who sought to accurately convey the inspired Words of God into the English language. The King James Bible is a literal translation, but more so, the translators had the wisdom to know how and when to render Bible verses the way that they did, and these two passages are a perfect example. The phrase “THE DEITY” can be misleading, but the phrase “THE GODHEAD” cannot! “THE DEITY” is singular, but “THE GODHEAD” is plural, clearly referring to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (as evidenced by other Bible passages; such as, Matthew 28:19-20).

If you know anything about theology, then you can see the profound implications that removing the words “THE GODHEAD” makes in the mind of the reader (and Satan fully knows this too). “THE DEITY” could merely refer to God alone, but “THE GODHEAD” definitely includes Jesus, and proclaims that He is almighty God, as a member of THE GODHEAD. I plead with you friends, RUN FROM THESE SATANIC MODERN BIBLE VERSIONS! And sadly, that also means to RUN AWAY FROM BOB JONES UNIVERSITY!!! That means RUN AWAY FROM HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH ON GUAM!!! These ungodly institutions all pull on the same rope as the Devil, by promoting Satan's CORRUPTIBLE SEED in the modern PERversions of the Holy Bible!!! I haven't been deceived, but have you?

Acts 20:29, “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”

Romans 10:9 Corrupted

The publishers of the MEV lied! As I just quoted to you from the publisher's own information about the MEV: “Every effort was made to ensure that no cultural or theological agenda was allowed to distort the translation.” Well then what do you call this? ...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Romans 10:9, “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.”

Modern English Version (MEV) - Romans 10:9, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved,”

Folks, there is a night and day difference between “CONFESSING THE LORD JESUS,” versus “CONFESSING 'JESUS IS LORD!'” The former is the simplicity by which we are saved, through faith alone in Jesus Christ; but the latter is the Devil's heresy of Lordship Salvation, requiring a person to make Jesus the Master (Boss) of their life to be saved. They are NOT the same thing theologically!!! If you doubt what I say, listen to Pastor MacArthur errantly explain Romans 10:9-13. John MacArthur is a dangerous false prophet!!! Take a look at Pastor John MacArthur's complicated and impossible plan of salvation (ANOTHER GOSPEL).

Pastor MacArthur is a master deceiver! MacArthur errantly teaches that The Rich Young Ruler in the Bible didn't get saved because he failed the test of self-denial and commitment to His Lordship. Nothing could be further from THE TRUTH. Jesus wasn't giving that rich young ruler a plan of salvation; but rather, He was using the law the way it was intended to be used, as a measuring stick, by which when men compare themselves, they fall short and recognize their sinnership (Romans 3:19-20; Galatians 3:24-26). Dr. MacArthur is very sneaky and misleading. BEWARE OF THIS UNGODLY TEACHER!!! In a lame attempt to support his heretical position, Mr. MacArthur quotes Luke 9:23, where Christ told His disciples to deny themselves and follow Him. Luke 9:18, “And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?” For John MacArthur to quote Luke 9:23, adding the requirements to deny self and submit to the Lordship of Christ to be saved, is gross theological INCOMPETENCE!!! Harvest Baptist Church on Guam bids Godspeed and promotes this wicked false prophet!!!

Romans 10:9 is an often misunderstood passage of Scripture. Please consider that the chief priests who believed on Christ, did not confess Him in John 12:42-43, for fear of the Pharisees. They were saved, but did not confess Jesus! So what does Romans 10:9-10 mean, to “confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus Christ”? It simply means to agree with the Word of God that Jesus is the Savior. What if a man had his tongue cut out and couldn't talk? What if a person was born mute? Obviously they couldn't confess anything with their mouth. It is important NEVER to base a doctrine solely upon one particular passage of Scripture. In the Gospel of John we find the word “BELIEVE” mentioned 85 times, but there is no mention of confessing Christ to be saved! There is no mention of repentance to be saved! Thus, the man who BELIEVES has repented and confessed Christ! The moment that you by faith agree in your soul with the preaching of THE GOSPEL, making it your only hope for forgiveness of sins and eternal life, you are saved!!! 1st Corinthians 1:18, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” These corrupted modern Bible revisions are horribly misleading people concerning how to be saved!

I cannot warn you enough about the devil-dog preacher, John MacArthur! Let the ungodly Harvest Baptist Church on Guam follow Pastor MacArthur into Hell, but I'm not! Calvinism is NOT the Gospel of free grace!!! After listening to Pastor John MacArthur, I need to go watch a few episodes of “THE OUTER LIMITS” for a dose of sanity!

Proverb 25:23 Corrupted

Tragically, the vast majority of churches and Bible colleges today (all apostate) couldn't care less about all the discrepancies I am sharing with you, they just want THE MONEY! Truly, the Bible rings true that the LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, including the evil of the corrupt modern Bible versions. Pensacola Christian College (PCC) couldn't care less! Hyles-Anderson College (HAC) couldn't care less anymore! Moody Bible Institute (MBI) couldn't care less! Who cares? Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary couldn't care less! Look at the garbage that these institutions support...

King James Bible (KJB) - Proverbs 25:23, “The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Modern English Version (MEV) - Proverbs 25:23, “The north wind brings rain, and a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.”

Well which is it? Does a north wind bring rain or drive it away? It cannot be both!!! If you are okay with this type of corruption of God's Word, then you need to GET RIGHT WITH GOD!!! The King James Bible is correct!

Psalm 9:17 Corrupted

Likewise, the modern Bible revisions do make some passages of Scripture clearer, but at the same time they woefully render other passages silly, meaningless and downright heresy! For example: Here again is the ungodly English Standard Version (ESV) which Bob Jones University shamefully sanctions, sells and promotes...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

Modern English Version (MEV) - Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.”

Dear reader, the ESV makes no sense at all. Why would God return the wicked to THE REALM OF THE DEAD (which is what the Hebrew word “SHEOL” means)? What would be the point in saying that? Big deal, the wicked go to the place of the dead, because so also do the righteous! Really, think how stupid this translation is! Why would the Bible warn, that all the nations who forget God, will be returned to the grave? Huh? That makes no sense at all, does it? But the King James Bible makes perfect sense—THE WICKED ARE GOING TO HELL!!!

Psalm 12:6-7 corrupted

Look what these devils did to corrupt God's solemn promise to keep and preserve His PURE WORDS unto every generation forever. They removed the important words: FOR EVER!!!

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Psalms 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.”

Modern English Version (MEV) - Psalms 12:6-7, The words of the Lord are pure words; they are silver tried in an earthen furnace refined seven times. You will keep them, O Lord; You will preserve them from this generation.

Simply by removing those two words, “FOR EVER,” they might as well have totally removed God's promise, because it is now meaningless!!! LOOK WHAT THE MODERN PERVERSIONS DO TO CORRUPT PSALMS 12:6-7!!! Do you know why they changed this Bible verse? It is because there are literally HUNDREDS of English Bible revisions today in 2020, and the Bible corrupters need to hide their evil deed of perverting the Words of God!

Having said that, check this out...

2nd Corinthians 2:17 Corrupted

Instead of warning against corrupting God's inspired Words, the modern PERversions change it to not selling (peddling)  the Bible, which makes no sense at all, because they all SELL THE BIBLE...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - 2nd 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.”

Modern English Version (MEV) - 2nd Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many are who peddle the word of God. Instead, being sent by God, we sincerely speak in Christ in the sight of God.”

Here again, as in Psalms 12:6-7, we find them trying to hide their evil deeds, for corrupting the eternally inspired Words of the living God!!! It is wickedness!!!

1st Corinthians 1:17 Corrupted

Here is one of the grossest mistranslations in the modern revisions...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - 1st Corinthians 1:17, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Modern English Version (MEV) - 1st Corinthians 1:17, For to those who are perishing, the preaching of the cross is foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Dear reader, if you have been born-again by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ, YOU ARE SAVED!!! We are not “BEING SAVED,” as far as forgiveness of sins and eternal life. I was saved at age 13. It was a one time new birth, never to be forfeited, lost, returned nor repeated. I once witnessed to my Seventh-Day Adventist doctor. At first he agreed with me that salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ, but I knew better than believe him, because SDA's define “faith” as keeping the Ten Commandments! I stressed the fact that salvation cannot be lost for any reason, compelling him to answer my question if he could ever lose the gift of eternal life. He replied by saying that eternal life is a gift, but a gift can be returned! Oh boy, I knew right there that he was not saved, because he has a wrong mindset. A truly born-again Christian has a very specific Gospel mindset. If you think salvation can be lost, YOU DON'T HAVE IT!!!

John 20:17 Corrupted

The MEV is literal GARBAGE, not a literal translation! One of the foundational teachings of Christianity is that Jesus needed to sprinkle His shed blood upon the heavenly Mercy Seat (Hebrews 9:12, 22-24; 12:24). The heavenly tabernacle is the reality of the Old Testament earthly tabernacle (Hebrews 9:8-12). When Jesus raised up from the dead, He hadn't ascended to apply His blood to the Mercy Seat yet in the presence of the Father (Hebrews 9:24). Thus, Jesus told Mary Magdalene NOT TO TOUCH HIM! If she had, all would have been for nought. All of the modern revisions horribly corrupt this passage, instead saying that Mary was already HOLDING ONTO JESUS! ...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) -  John 20:17, “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Modern English Version (MEV) - John 20:17, Stop holding on to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father. But go to My brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.’ ”

Think with me friend, what significance would there have been for Jesus to tell Mary to let Him go, because He needed to ascend to the Father? It makes no sense. Was Jesus as a helium balloon, that Mary was holding down? Why let Him go? That is silly. Ah, but it makes perfect sense that Jesus commanded her NOT TO TOUCH HIM, lest she corrupt His perfect blood sacrifice. The new Bible versions are spiritually reckless, dangerous and secularized to mislead the reader. These modern counterfeits are Satan's greatest weapon against the churches today! There is nothing wrong with the verbally inspired King James Bible!!!!!!!

Romans 4:5-6 Corrupted

One of the most damning obliterations in the new PERversions of the Holy Bible is the complete removal of the important theological word: IMPUTATION...

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Romans 4:5-6, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,”

Modern English Version (MEV) - Romans 4:5-6, “But to him who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness. Even David describes the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness without works:”

The Westminster Theological Seminary makes a very good point, clarifying the utter importance that the word IMPUTATION be left in the Word of God, for the benefit of the reader to study its deep theological meaning...

The use of technical theological terms is important for communicating with care key truths about what is revealed in Scripture. Quite often, however, these terms are either not found in Scripture (such as Trinity) or are used in specific ways that may not fit with every use of a given term in Scripture. But such use of technical language is important and legitimate, since it is the task of theology to explain in a systematic way the coherent teaching of all of Scripture without simply repeating Scripture.


By removing this key theological term, and other important words; such as, propitiation and regeneration, from the modern revisions, the churches are increasingly being rendered woefully ignorant of theology! This is all the diabolical fulfillment of the Luciferian plot to infiltrate and corrupt the churches (see the subsection on Alice Bailey). The Devil's crowd are secularizing the Holy Bible, leading the common man into a false form of worship based upon spirituality without theology. The only thing that separates Christianity from the religious cults is sound Bible doctrine (theology)!!!

Tens of millions of Mormons have been deceived by the Devil. Tens of millions of Seventh-Day Adventists have been deceived by the Devil. Several million Jehovah's Witnesses have been deceived by the Devil. One billion Roman Catholics have been deceived by the Devil. One and a half billion Muslims have been deceived by the Devil. Tens of millions of Lutherans, Churches of Christ, Christian Science and Scientologists have been deceived by the Devil. Sadly, even millions of Baptists have been deceived by the Devil, embracing the lie of Calvinism (aka, Lordship Salvation), following ungodly reprobates on salvation like John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron, Paul Washer, R.C. Sproul, John Piper and Charles Lawson. Beware of anybody who requires turning away from sinful behavior, the world or self to be saved! Eternal life is a gift to be received by faith, not a life to be lived by reformation. The Devil is the author of confusion, not God. There is no controversy if you believe the inspired King James Bible!!!

“Great truths that are stumbling blocks to the natural man are nevertheless the very foundations upon which the confidence of the spiritual man is built.” —Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951)


If you're not DEAD, God's not DONE!!!

Pastor Jeff Owens, “Unloved Preachers

Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him
that justifieth the ungodly
, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

Souls Are Dying!

How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)

Mark 1:15, “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

“The mark of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)

Mark 11:22, And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

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