Beware of W.E. Vine's Greek Study Aids

David J. Stewart | December 2014

       I greatly appreciate the diligent hard work of Professor Gail Riplinger, who faithfully contends for the Christian faith, exposing the source of much of the heresy which is creeping into our fundamental Baptist churches by the hour. Nearly every preacher in America has William Edwy Vine's Greek study aid, Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words. I have a copy myself, and use it from time-to-time. Unfortunately, Vine was corrupted theologically, hob-knobbing with occultists Westcott, Hort and Thayer.

You need to be aware if you're using Vine's study aids that he was a part of the Bible corrupting movement of the late 19th century. The occultists behind the modern Bible versions made sure to cover all their bases, also producing corrupt Bible study aids to support their heretical New Age Bible versions.

Miss Riplinger points out on pages 467-468 and 472 of her awesome book titled, “Hazardous Materials”...

John MacArthur's Roots: Bad Bibles

Well-known radio teacher and author, John MacArthur, wrongly believes that it is just Christ's death that saves sinners, not His blood sacrifice for the mercy seat. Could Jesus just have had a heart attack shoveling snow when He was old? What about the Old Testament examples of the blood sacrifice? They extend from Abel, to Noah, and all throughout the entire Old Testament. The Bible says, “Without shedding of blood is no remission” (Heb. 9:22). Heb. 9:12 tell us that “By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us” (See also Rev. 11:19). Does MacArthur get his Scripture-twisters from sources such as Vine and new versions that often substitute the word “death” for the word “blood”? Why does Vine change, “through faith in his blood?” (vol. 4, p. 137). Vine says,

“The ‘blood’ of Christ stands for his death...”
“The blood does not simply denote the physical material, it stands for the death of Christ” (vol. 4, pp. 137,251).

       Vine writes heresy about “the blood” in his essay entitled, “The Table of The Lord and The Lord's Supper.” He feels that the ‘blood’ is simply used to “illustrate” his death, just as the term the “table” of The Lord illustrates the communion. The blood was not merely a ‘picture.’ It was God's blood offered for our sins.

      Vine and MacArthur share another subtle theological error. Tinges of MacArthur's Lordship Salvation mar Vine's interpretations (based on Vine's rendition of Rom. 10:9). Vine says,

“When he expounds the conditions upon which salvation is to be possessed, he stresses the necessity of acknowledging the Lordship of Christ: If thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord” (bold mine, vol. 4, p. 117; vol. 1, p. 403).

Vine changes the KJV's text from the reading, “confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus...” to “confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord” (Vine and his R.V. contradict themselves by omitting “Lord” many times and also by demoting our “Lord” to a mere ‘Master’ (e.g., vol. 4, p. 130). ...

Vine's Other Corrupt Sources

       When you read Vine's you are not reading ‘Greek’; you are really reading Westcott, Hort and Thayer. You are not reading ‘Hebrew’; you are reading Gesenius' and his Old Testament Lexicon. Vine's additional sources are listed here in bold type (vol. 1, p. 34). (All of these men's heresies have merited a chapter in this book or a discussion in the author's other books New Age Bible Versions, The Language of the King James Bible, or In Awe of Thy Word.)

       Vine's An Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words recommends the following materials which were available during Vine's life (Old Tappan, N.J.; Fleming Revell Company, 1978, see the bibliography of David Huttar, pp. 169, 172, 173, 176).

  • Rudolf Kittel's corrupt pre-Nazi German-propelled Old Testament Biblia Hebraica, with its notes critical of the pure Hebrew text.
  • Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar
  • C.A. Briggs and S.R. Driver's, The International Critical Commentary
  • Francis Brown (Driver and Briggs), A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament.

SOURCE: Dr. Gail Riplinger, a quote from her needful book, “Hazardous Materials: Greek and Hebrew Study Dangers - The Voice of Strangers,” pp. 476-468, 472.

Every pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher, layman and preacher needs to understand that many of the modern Greek and Hebrew study aids (like Strong's, Vine's and Kittel's) were authored at the same time (the late 19th century), by the same compromisers (the Westcott and Hort gang) who were Luciferian-worshipping occultists, who gave us the modern corrupted Bible translations. Occult Roots Of The Modern Bible Versions (tons of occult information on Westcott and Hort). The whole tree is rotten and has brought forth corrupt fruits.

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