Why are There So Many Bibles?
By David J. Stewart
Certainly greed and the love for money are the primary reasons for men and women corrupting the Words of God (1st Timothy 6:10); but there is a darker, more sinister reason why Satan wants a new Bible published so frequently.
There is no weapon on earth more powerful than the Sword of God's Spirit, which is the Bible (Ephesians 6:17). It is critically important that every believer memorize Scriptures. In Psalm 119:11, the inspired psalmist wrote, “Thy word have I HID IN MINE HEART, that I might not sin against thee.” It is important that every believer memorize helpful key passages of Scripture, to help them live for the Lord and fight against the Devil. There is no friend like the Bible, especially in time of tribulation and need. John 14:26, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” The Holy Spirit of God reminds us of Scriptures that we have read or heard to help us.
Satan knows that by changing the wording of the Bible every few years, or even every few months in some cases, it is much more difficult for people to memorize the Bible. I have never met anyone who keeps switching from one modern corrupt Bible to another, who could fluently quote Bible passages of Scripture. First it was the Revised Standard Version, then it was Good News for Modern Man, then it was The Living Bible, then it was the New International Version, then it was the Transgendered New International Version, then it was The English Standard Version, and now they've already come out with the blasphemous NIV2011. There have been literally HUNDREDS of English translations which have been published, most in the past few decades.
God is NOT the Author of confusion. 1st Corinthians 14:33, “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” People all over the world are confused concerning which English Bible is God's Word. Satan deliberately causes confusion to blind the asses of humanity from THE TRUTH. Satan has published so many decoy Bibles to lure people away from THE TRUTH, that people are utterly confused. The Bible teaches that God is not the Author of confusion.
The King James Bible is God's preserved, inerrant, infallible, impeccable, perfect, and INSPIRED Word!!! There is no confusion if you recognize the King James Bible as the pure Words of God. It's the only Bible which still today faithfully uplifts and exalts the deity of Jesus and the Godhead. All modern corrupted Bible versions completely remove the word “Godhead” from Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20, and Colossians 2:9.
God only wrote one Book! I am blessed to be able to quote hundreds of Scriptures, most word perfect; because I have only been using one Bible my entire life, the precious and trustworthy King James Bible!!! I feel very sorry for youngsters coming up today in apostate neo-evangelical dead churches that are continually swapping out their Bibles to keep up with the times. It is a shame! There's no way that those young people are going to establish the depth of knowledge, meaning, and preciousness of Scriptures memorized and cherished from youth.
It's just like moving around from one apartment to another one's entire childhood, as compared to growing up in a home in one place that never changes. It is precious when a child can look back and think of one place as being home, that special place where so many childhood memories are created and stored. I feel sorry for children who grow up in a dozen different places, never having the security of a permanent home.
Something is very wrong with America today. People have sold their souls to make money, stealing other people's homes, hiding behind the fine print in shady contracts and evil inventions like the Adjustable Rate Mortgage scam. The criminals who devised that financial trap knew from the start what would happen, and tens-of-millions of people lost their homes to the sinister Banksters. Hell will be hot enough! It's a shame that so many families are losing their homes to criminals. The children are the ones who suffer the most, never having the fond memories of growing up in a home of their own.
The same is true of people who have fallen for the Devil's trap of continually swapping out their Bible for a new one. I doubt if you'll find one person who can word perfectly quote Scripture-after-Scripture, from these new perversions of the Bible-of-the-month club. You won't! Satan is always coming out with a “new” Bible version. If nothing else, Satan just rewords the Bible to confuse the reader, making it much more difficult to memorize and REMEMBER the Scriptures.
The King James Bible is written in the beautiful English language, a superb work of literary art to say the least. Christians are encouraged and desirous to memorize God's inspired Words; but no one wants to memorize a newspaper, which is how modern corrupt Bible versions read. I triple-dog dare you to find churchgoers who can quote the New International Version [NIV] of the Bible, verse-after-verse, word perfect. Good luck with that! You won't find them!
It is the beloved King James Bible that Christian love and memorize. I don't call it a “version,” because the King James Bible is not a version... it is THE BIBLE! The Bible does not contain the Word of God... IT IS THE WORD OF GOD!!!
If you love Jesus Christ, then you should care WHICH BIBLE you are using, because different versions equate to ANOTHER JESUS. For example: If you are using the corrupt New International Version (NIV), then Philippians 2:6 teaches that Jesus is not God. And if you use the NIV, Jesus is no longer the only “begotten” Son of God in John 3:16. If you love Jesus, then you must hate corrupt “versions” of the Bible that assassinate His Person, traits and character. The NIV completely removes the word “Godhead.” Since the word “Trinity” is not found in the Bible, the word Godhead is critically important. Even if the NIV2011 is a virtual clone of the 1984 NIV, Zondervan will still sell hundreds-of-millions of copies; but the damage is already done in the NIV. Throw that piece of dung into the garbage pail, please!
Unchristlike Christians hate conflict more than they do evil and corrupt Bible. To corrupt the Bible is to corrupt the way people view the Lord. Jesus commands us in John 5:39 to search the Scriptures, because they testify of Christ to us; but if you have a corrupted version of the Bible, then you are not learned about Christ the way you should. The Bible is not just another book; it is THE TRUTH AND LIFE (John 6:63). Jesus is called the WORD OF GOD in Revelation 19:13; hence, we ought to defend the written Word as much as we would the Lord Himself in Person. Amen!
How Important is the Bible?
Consider that the first thing Satan ever attacked in the garden of Eden was Eve's confidence in the Word of God. In Genesis 3:1 Satan said, “I know what God said, but it's not true.” Satan lied, as he always does, because the Devil is the father of all liars (John 8:44). There are many liars today, and God hates a lying tongue (Proverb 6:16-19). The biggest liars on the planet are ministers, such as Catholic priests who lie to their congregation, claiming the power to be able to absolve men's sins. What a bunch of liars! No one can forgive sin except God. Even the wicked Pharisees new that (Mark 2:7). Unfortunately for them, they didn't believe that Jesus was God and are burning in Hell this moment (John 8:24; Matthew 5:20; Romans 10:3-4).
When Satan came to tempt Jesus thrice in Matthew 4:1-10, each time the Devil misinterpreted the Scriptures to Jesus, trying to mislead Him. And each time Jesus overcame the temptation by quoting the Scriptures back at the Devil. It is critically important that we not miss this truth here. Satan misused the Bible in all 3 attempts to conquer the Lord, and all 3 times Jesus properly used the Bible to defeat the Devil. Satan never attacked without the Bible, and Jesus never fought back without the Bible. That is fascinating!!! Here we see the critical importance of the Scriptures in overcoming temptation and Satan in our daily life.
We also see the grave danger of Satan trying to give us his new versions of the Bible that have been corrupted. I would never trust Satan to give to me a Bible. Harper Collins, who owns Zondervan Publishing, also publishes THE JOY OF GAY SEX and THE SATANIC BIBLE. That should tell us something. If the Bible was important enough for the spotless Lamb of God to need in order to defeat the Devil, then don't make the deadly mistake of thinking that you can do otherwise.
Woe Unto the False Shepherds!
Furthermore, a pastor who errantly teaches his congregation that the King James Bible is not inspired has done them a woeful injustice! That pastor just poured a bucket of ice-water on his congregation spiritually. There went their zeal for memorizing the perfect, infallible, preserved, inspired Words of God!!! Who wants to memorize a Bible that isn't word perfect? I sure wouldn't! I mean, if it really doesn't matter how the Bible is worded, and God approves of all these hundreds of English Bibles that all say something different (in wording and doctrines), then why memorize anything?
It is the fact that I believe that the King James Bible I hold in my hand is INSPIRED, and perfect in EVERY WAY, that I cherish and memorize it daily! I love God's Word, because it is Word-for-Word inspired, Every Word is there because God wanted it there! Jesus said in 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 I am to live by EVERY WORD OF GOD, then I absolutely must have an EVERY WORD BIBLE. Matthew 4:4 is a direct quote from Deuteronomy 8:3, “And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.” So I know that somewhere in this world every Word of God exists.
We do NOT have any originals today, anywhere! Psalm 119:89 tells us that the originals are in Heaven, settled forever! Those pseudo-scholars who claim that people must learn Hebrew and Greek to understand God's Word are thieves and robbers, robbing the average uneducated person of the inspired King James Bible which God preserved to the common-man, speaking the common English-language. God knew what He was doing when He had His inspired Words translated into the king's English, giving us His inspired Words in the English language.
English is already recognized as the universal language of the world. That's why God preserved His Words into the inspired King James Bible for these Last Days. There will NOT be another translation of the Bible before the Lord Jesus Christ returns at the Rapture. I have absolutely no doubt about that, because of the level of translating corruption we are witnessing today in these wicked times of apostasy, and the deterioration of the English language over recent decades into a dirty-minded, potty culture of verbal decadence.
If you don't have a King James Bible, get one! If you have a King James Bible, love, cherish, defend and memorize it for the Word of God is our Life (John 6:63; John 1:1-3,14; Hebrews 4:12; 1st Peter 1:23).
“Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).
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