The SDA Clear Word Bible EXPOSED!
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." -Matthew 7:15
The "Clear Word Bible," printed by the Seventh-Day Adventists, is of the Devil. It certainly is NO Bible. The "Adventist Bible" is by far one of the most blasphemous undertakings ever published. After much outrage by many people, the SDA Church is saying that the "book" is not a "Bible" at all. It is evident that the SDA Church has accomplished several distinct things here on the Bible jacket/cover (seen below).
They call the book a "Bible," and use the word Bible, no less than fourteen times on the cover jacket.
No place on the book cover or jacket (or anywhere I can find inside), does the phrase "Seventh-day Adventist" appear. SDA's are known for hiding their true identity.
Every paragraph inside the book is laid out just like other "Bibles" with chapter and verse numbers.
The Clear Word Bible Horribly Perverts Deuteronomy 5:3!
Deuteronomy 5:3 in the King James Bible reads...
"The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day."
Clearly, the King James Bible teaches that the Sabbath Day was given by God to a specific people (the Jews), during in specific time period (the Old Testament), in a specific region (Palestine)... "The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day."
Now notice the same verse from the "SDA Bible," i.e., the Clear Word Bible...
"It wasn't only with our ancestors that He made a covenant, but with us and with all who are alive today."
LIARS! Read those two verses again and notice the 180 degree difference. The REAL Bible says that the Lord did not make this covenant with their ancestors. The SDA bible clearly states the opposite. This naturally leads to some disturbing and indicting questions:
- Why did the Adventist's change the meaning of Deuteronomy 5:3 to read the complete opposite of what ALL other Bibles read in Deuteronomy 5:3? (look for yourself)
- How many other verses in their "Bible" did they change?
The SDA's NEVER quote the Ten Commandments from Deuteronomy because of Deuteronomy 5:3, which clearly exposes Seventh-Day Adventist as a false religion. Adventists teach that the Ten Commandments were not first given at Sinai, but were given to Adam and Eve before the fall of man, before sin began. As evidenced, SDA's were willing to corrupt God's Word in a malicious attempt to justify a false doctrine. This is true of many cults, such as Roman Catholicism, which corrupts the Ten Commandments. If you read the official Catholic Catechism, you'll find that they've eliminated the 2nd Commandment which forbids BOWING to idols. To compensate for the missing 2nd Commandment, they've split the 10th Commandment into two. This is woeful deception!
The Seventh-Day Adventist Deception
SDA is straight out of the pits of Hell. From their false doctrine of Investigative Judgment, to their perverting of Deuteronomy 5:3, SDA is BAD NEWS! Many Christian groups still consider Seventh-day Adventists to be part of mainstream Christianity; BUT, they are of the Devil. It is time that Evangelicals Christians everywhere stand up and speak out against the damnable false religion of SDA.
Bible scholar, former SDA Pastor, Dale Ratzlaff says on his web site:
Many Christian groups still consider Seventh-day Adventists to be part of mainstream Christianity. It is time that Evangelicals everywhere stand up and speak up about the multitude of deliberate, destructive changes to the Word of God in SDA's popular Clear Word Bible.
The gravity of deliberately changing the meaning of God's word cannot be overemphasized! Psalm 138 equates the sacredness of God's Word with His holy name, "Thou hast magnified Thy word according to all Thy name." Deuteronomy 4:2 says, "You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it…" Proverbs 30:5, 6 states, "Every word of God is tested…Do not add to His words lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar." Since God's Word is pure and truth (Ps. 12:6; John 17:17) any changes to His Word will ultimately change the truth of God into a lie with resulting disastrous consequences. (Rom. 1:25ff; Ezek. 5:6; Rev. 22:18,19; 21:8).
We should inquire as to why anyone would want to make numerous additions, deletions and changes to God's word. True, we allow paraphrases take certain liberty in loosely rendering God's word with the goal to make it plain for our generation. However, when a paraphrase sets out to deliberately distort the truth of God's Word, then what? The fact that additions, deletions and changes "need" to be made is a clear sign of doctrinal weakness if not outright error. We will soon see that The Clear Word Bible has changed God's Word so that it supports Adventist doctrines in general and writings of their prophetess, Ellen G. White, in particular. Her writings are still held by the SDA church to be "a continuing and authoritative source of truth" (Fundamental Beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists, No. 17).
The Clear Word Bible compared to The King James Bible
Following are just a few examples where the Clear Word Bible corrupts the statements of Scripture to make it line up with Adventist theology. We will compare the CWB The Clear Word Bible with the KJB (King James Bible).
Seventh Day Sabbath
Adventists teach that seventh-day Sabbath keeping is the seal of God and will become the final test of loyalty to Christ for all Christians.
KJB - "And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."
CWB- "Then on the seventh day of creation week, God stopped to enjoy what He had made and to rest in the beauty of it all. So He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a day of spiritual refreshment and joy."
The CWB makes the seventh day part of "creation week" rather than a celebration of a finished creation.
KJB - "And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens."
CWB - "You've created enough problems by making them rest every week on your Sabbath…"
KJB - "And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily."
CWB - "On the sixth day they should gather twice as much as on the other days so as to have enough for the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, the day I set aside for worship and rest."
KJB - "Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant."
CWB - Say to the people, "Most importantly, remember to keep the Sabbath holy because it is a very special day for me, and it's a day of rest for you. It's a sign between you and me for all time to show that you are the people whom I have chosen and set apart. The Sabbath is holy and anyone who desecrates it be working on that day will be put do death, since that would be an act of treason against God's government. My people are to keep the Sabbath, celebrating it as a sign that they belong to me."
Note how the CW has changed "Israel" to "people" to make it appear that the Sabbath is intended for all people, not just for Israel, as Scripture teaches. It has also changed "put to death" to "an act of treason against God's government." Verse 16 in the CWB has corrupted Scripture by leaving out "celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant" to My people…" This is a clear, purposeful twisting of God's word to make it appear the Sabbath was a universal institution for all people.
KJB - "Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings."
CWB - "There has always been the weekly Sabbath…"
KJB - "For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works."
CWB - "That's why at creation He gave man the seventh-day Sabbath, not only as a reminder of creation week, but also as a symbol of spiritual rest. According to the Scriptures, God Himself rested on the seventh day and enjoyed this special time with man."
Note that the CW states "according to the Scriptures" and then adds fantastic things not in the Scriptures!
KJB - "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."
CWB - "So there still remains the offer of spiritual rest that God intends for each generation to have, of which the Sabbath is a symbol."
Note how the CW has twisted this verse! (See Sabbath in Crisis, P. 233-248 for a full exegesis of this text.)
KJB - "And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight."
CWB - "After sundown on Saturday night, the believers got together for a fellowship meal and to say good-by to Paul. That evening he spoke to them until midnight, after which he hoped to get a few hours sleep before leaving early Sunday morning."
Note how the CW calls this a Saturday night meeting, changes "break bread," a term used by the early church for communion, to a fellowship meal and to say good-by to Paul. This twisting of Scripture completely changes the force of this verse to fit Adventist theology.
Colossians 2:16 is a very important verse in that it shows clearly that the Seventh-day Sabbath is only a shadow of Christ. This verse should be studied in its context and also compared to its Old Testament Parallel, Ezekiel 45:17 (below). When the terms "festival (or equivalent), new moons and Sabbaths are used together in the Old Testament, the word Sabbath always refers to the Seventh-day Sabbath. Also, these terms are usually used in either ascending or descending sequence: festival (yearly) new moons (monthly) Sabbaths (weekly) or Sabbaths (weekly), new moons (monthly), festivals (yearly). These two well established patterns make it certain that the Seventh-day Sabbath is in view in Colossians 2:16 and this fact undermines the whole SDA emphasis on the seventh-day Sabbath. Note how they have twisted both Colossians 2:16 as well as the Old Testament parallel text, Ezekiel 45:17. They have tried to make the term "Sabbaths" refer to the special yearly feasts and in so doing have made Paul redundant. They have also mixed up the wording so the apparent ascending or descending sequence is broken, thus twisting this verse in two ways to fit their doctrine and corrupt the truth of God's word.
KJB - "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ."
CWB - "Don't let anyone control you life by giving you a set of ceremonial rules about what to eat, what to drink and what monthly festivals or special Sabbaths to keep. All these rules were given as a shadow of the reality to come and that reality is Jesus Christ."
KJB - "And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel."
CWB - "It will be his duty to provide these national offerings on all appointed festivals with their special Sabbaths, including the monthly festival of the New Moon. He is to bring grain offerings, whole burnt offerings and peace offerings for an atonement for the nation as a whole."
KJB - "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day..."
CWB - On Sabbath morning when I had gone to the rocky island shore to meditate and worship…
One can see by the examples listed above that The Clear Word Bible makes deletions, additions and twists the Word of God to make the Bible teach what it does not teach: required universal observance of the seventh-day Sabbath for all peoples--Adventist doctrine.
Death and Hell
Adventists, like Jehovah Witnesses, believe in soul sleep and do not believe in Hell. Note how they have changed the word of God to fit their corrupt theology.
KJB - "And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh."
CWB - They will see the dead bodies of those who have rebelled against me lying outside the city. It will be an abhorrent sight. But just as worms don't stop until they devour the dead and fire doesn't stop until it destroys, so the fires of the Lord will destroy the wicked and consume them all."
Christ quotes this verse on several occasions. However, never does He give this interpretation to it. Rather, He uses it as a description of Hell.
In Matthew 5:22, 29, 30 the CWB changes "fiery hell" to "lose eternal life."
KJB - "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
CWB - "Don't be afraid that you might be killed. They can kill your body but not your spirit or your loyalty to me. Now if there is some thing to be concerned about, it's that you don't lose your faith in God.
KJB - "And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire."
CWB - "If, for example, your eye places a wrong value on things, be willing to lose your eye to keep your moral innocence. If you have to make a choice, it's better not to be great in this life and yet live forever than to lose your childlike innocence and have everything end with this life.
Note: Not only does this verse do away with "fiery hell" but it also inserts "moral innocence" and "childlike innocence" not mentioned in Scripture.
This is the familiar word of Christ about the rich man and Lazarus. The CWB introduces teaching with these words: "You keep telling people the Jewish fable about a rich man…"
Note: Philippians 1:23 is another text that undermines the Adventist doctrine of soul-sleep. Note how they have added words to this text to make it teach Adventist doctrine.
KJB - "For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:"
CWB - "So I've been wrestling with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I would prefer to be sentenced to death and in the next moment of consciousness see Christ, which would be much better than staying here in this old world."
KJB - "And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise."
CWB - "Jesus turned His head toward him and said, 'I promise you today, when I return with the glory of my Father, I'll take you home with me to paradise.'"
Note: Luke 23:43 disagrees with the doctrine of soul-sleep held by Jehovah Witnesses and Seventh-day Adventists. In the Jehovah Witness, New World Translation, they simply changed the comma to change the meaning. The Clear Word Bible, however completely changes the meaning of this verse.
KJB - "To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,"
CWB - "We are just as much a part of the heavenly family as they are because we are God's born-again children. Our names are written in the books of heaven, and we have the spiritual rights of a firstborn. You have come into the presence of God, the Judge of all the earth, to join righteous men and women who figuratively are already there."
KJB - "And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed...'"
CWB - "He said to him, 'After two thousand three hundred prophetic days (or two thousand three hundred years), God will step in, proclaim the truth about Himself and restore the ministry of the Sanctuary in heaven to its rightful place. This is when the judgment will begin, of which the cleansing of the earthy sanctuary was a type.'"
Note: Daniel 8:14 is the central pillar of the Adventist faith. SDA Bible scholars know that the SDA doctrine of the Investigative Judgment cannot be found in this text. Note how The Clear Word Bible makes Daniel 8:14 teach this Adventist false doctrine.
KJB - "Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee."
CWB - "In contrast to these ungodly men is the Lord Jesus Christ, also called Michael, the archangel in charge of the entire angelic host. When He was challenged by Satan about His intentions to resurrect Moses, He didn't come against Satan with a blistering attack nor did he belittle him. He simply said, 'God rejects your claim to his body.'"
Note: SDAs follow the teaching of Ellen White, and other cults, that Jesus Christ is Michael the archangel.
Note: SDAs do not accept "the Lord's day" as being Sunday, even though this term was used for Sunday by the early church fathers. Note how The Clear Word Bible boldly makes this text say what it does not say.
KJB - "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.."
CWB - "Then the dragon became furious and decided to attack the last of the woman's children, those who keep the commandments of God and hold on to the truth revealed by the testimony of Jesus."
Note: Adventists have used Revelation 12:17 coupled with Revelation 19:10 (below) to prove that the last-day church will have a living prophet, whom they believe to be Ellen G. White. (even though she has been dead for many years). Her writings are called "the Spirit of Prophecy." In fact, one multi-volume set by Ellen White was even named "The Spirit of Prophecy."
KJB - "And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
CWB - "When I heard this, I fell on my knees in front of the angel to thank him, but he raised me up and said, 'Don't do that! Worship God, not me! I'm one of His servants, just as you are. I belong to those who, like you, hold on to Jesus' own testimony, which is the spirit of prophecy given by the Holy Spirit.'"
Note: for a fuller explanation of both Colossians 2:16, Revelation 12:17 and 19:10--See Sabbath in Crisis.
One can readily see how this "Bible" which proclaims by its title, "Clear Word", to be an accurate rendering of Scripture is perhaps, one of the most deceptive Bibles of recent times. For 150 years, Seventh-day Adventists have called Rome "the beast" for allegedly omitting 2 verses of the law against images. Yet now, without blush, they have made hundreds of destructive distortions in their own Clear Word Bible. Each addition is itself an admission to some part of their teaching that lacks Bible support. Each deletion and change likewise admits to some part of their teachings which the Bible refutes. These changes are made to uphold Ellen G. White's nonbiblical views. However by doing this, they place themselves above God Himself. Amazingly, they who cried "wolf" against Rome, have instead proved to be the wolves in sheep's clothing. In Revelation 14 God calls His people to come out of Babylon, "that you do not partake of her plagues." "Babylon" pictures false religion and false religious practices. Any church that would alter God's Word which He says is "forever settled in heaven," or promotes a Bible which does, would be a candidate for the false religious practices typified by "Babylon." Evangelicals were quick to condemn the Jehovah's Witnesses for their New World Translation. However, the Clear Word Bible appears to be riddled with mistranslations from beginning to end. May the same outcry travel throughout Evangelical circles against the demonic Clear Word Bible!
The Study Bible
This Bible is printed by the Review and Harold Publishing Association, which is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist church and sold in Adventist Book Centers throughout the country.
This is a large King James Bible with the writings of Ellen White below the Bible text. It also has many references to the writings of Ellen White which would be too numerous to print. The real concern, however, is what is said in the preface.
"…The need for the Word today is even more urgent. Every wind of doctrine blows (Eph 4:14). Satan is working 'with all power and signs and lying wonders' (1 Thess 2:10). Deceptions are so great, that 'if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect' (Matt 24:24). But God in his goodness has once again caused 'the testimony of Christ' to be confirmed in his church, so that we 'come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ' (1 Cor. 1:6-7). His last day remnant people have had restored through the ministry of Ellen G. White, 'the testimony of Jesus' which is 'the spirit of prophecy' (Rev. 12:17, 19:10). To combine this inspired commentary [my emphasis] with the Scriptures themselves is the purpose of this present volume…"
The Sad Conclusion
Seventh-Day Adventism is a demonic cult. Is it any wonder that more and more Evangelical groups no longer consider SDAs as part of main-stream Christianity? Is it any wonder that more and more Evangelical groups are considering at least one faction (historic Adventism) of the SDA church cultic? Is it any wonder that many Adventist pastors are leaving the SDA church? Is it any wonder that some SDA churches are leaving the SDA denomination?
Truth needs no other foundation than honest investigation (using an accurate translation of Scriptures) under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and a willingness to follow truth when it is discovered. Jesus taught us in John 5:39 to... SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!!!
The Clear Word Bible is blasphemous trash literature! The General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists should be ashamed of themselves, and repent of their wickedness. Don't be fooled my friend, Seventh-Day Adventism is a godless religion. The fact that SDA's deny the deity of Jesus Christ, by claiming that Michael became Jesus, is reason enough to forsake this Satanic cult. Michael is an archangel (Jude 1:9). Jesus Christ is Almighty God (Colossians 2:9; 1st Timothy 3:16; John 10:33), who created Michael (John 1:1-3). Michael DIDN'T become incarnate in the body of our Lord. The SDA Church is in league with the Jehovah's Witness cult concerning this damnable doctrine. Interestingly, SDA's and JW's will never teach these doctrines publickly. I beg you if you are an SDA member, please consider the truth of God's Word.
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