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Which Bible To Use

Modern Bibles are corrupt, based on corrupt texts which were discarded centuries ago, we can only use the King James Bible, please read on to see why.

‘For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints’ – 1 Corinthians 14:33
Have you ever attended a church and had the pastor/minister read a bible verse which is either somewhat to completely different to what it says in your bible? Yep! Me too! That’s because, at last count, there are something in the region of over 100 different bibles available in the English language. Yep! 100!

Here is a list of some of them, about 100: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_Bible_translations#Complete_Bibles

The History of the Bible

The Bible consists of two testaments – The Old Testament which predicts and leads up to the coming of the Messiah (Jesus) and the New Testament, where the Messiah (Jesus) has arrived, and subsequent events pertaining to first century Christianity.

How the Bible was preserved

The old and new testaments were preserved in much the same way. Copies of the OT (Old Testament) and NT (New Testament) were made by hand, were copies with errors could therefore be compared with the majority of texts and be discarded, therefore continuing the unbroken line of God’s word being preserved for all generations.

The result of this is that the Old Testament is preserved in something called the Masoteric Text, originating from Hebrew and Aramic.

The New Testament

The New Testament was preserved in much the same way. Scribes, believers, would copy the texts of the bible word for word, letter for letter, in order to preserve the Word of God. The same principle applied, if a copy was inaccurate, it could easily be found out by comparing it to the preserved bibles held by other local independent churches, believers, and hence discarded. This is how God’s word has been preserved through the centuries, resulting in something called the Textus Receptus (the Received Text). The New Testament has been preserved primarily in Greek, a particular version of Greek known as KIONE GREEK.

KIONE Greek

KIONE Greek was devised under Alexander the Great for use in military campaigns. KIONE Greek is a particular type of Greek where there is no ambiguity and hence no confusion. For instance, in English, there are many words with multiple meanings (called homonyms), for instance, where is the case? Am I referring to an object containing something, or to a situation which has to be solved? As you can imagine, in war, ambiguity is something which has to be minimised! So it was, that KIONE Greek is the Greek used in the New Testament sources, not only does it have little to no ambiguity, but it is also a Greek which everyone could understand.

The Textus Receptus (Received Text)

Various people have collaborated the written and preserved copies of these New Testament texts, going all the way back to copies preserved from the 4th Century, with the advent of all these texts collaborated and finally published by means of the invention of the printing press (rather than copies made only by hand) initially by Desiderius Erasmus, culminating in the work of 47 (initially there were 54) scholars to produce the King James (Authorised version) Bible which was put into print.  It's only the King James bible which uses the texts that were preserved through the ages, from the start of Christianity, and the texts used are referred to the Textus Receptus, also known as the Received Text and the Majority text.

The King James bible

The King James bible was published in 1611, and with only slight changes (no changes to the actual text, but rather changes to printing errors due to the early invention technology of the printing press), this bible has remained unchallenged, all the way through history, preserving the word of Jesus and the various acts of 1st century Christians all the way up to the 19th Century.  It's the first definitive bible using the Christian preserved texts to be published in such a way as to be widely available, and also not required to be copied by hand, but through printing press, and has the biblical texts used exclusively from the beginning of Christianity all the way through to the 19th Century.

The 19th Century – What changed?

In the 19th Century, two scholars, known as Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort (Westcott & Hort) changed things. Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort both studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and among other positions, both held professorships in Divinity at Cambridge University.

Westcott and Hort became good friends during their early studies, and continued to be good friends throughout their lives, personally and academically. They worked on something called textual criticism and published a NEW bible in 1881.

What’s textual criticism?

Textual criticism is a method devised by scholars (in this case applied and further developed Westcott and Hort) which presumes that texts that are manually copied (ie handwritten) do and will have errors and changes put in by the person who is copying the text. The idea therefore is that the older a manuscript might be, that the more ACCURATE it is, and thus the ‘textual critic’ would then construct (imagine) what is supposed to be the original text from earlier copies.

Textual Criticism – Why It’s Wrong

Textual Criticism does have some basis as an interest for some types of writing, eg the Greek tragedies, and it's even been applied to the works of Shakespeare.

HOWEVER, the difference with the Bible, is that the Bible has been preserved by born again Christians, believers. Any false copies (false bibles) are quickly discarded and destroyed. People have died preserving the Word of God! People don’t die ‘preserving’ some old Greek fictitious drama, or some play made by some playwright in the 16th Century (as great a playwright as Shakespeare is).  There is a big difference between plays, stories, things that people know are not true, compared to the preserved word of God which people devote their entire lives to.

However, this is what the scholars Westcott & Hort did.  They applied the method of textual criticism to the preserved word of God.

To apply an assumptive, theoretical, scholastic model, designed as a theoretical exercise to both old and fairly contemporary classics of literature, to the Bible which is God’s preserved Word is clearly a ridiculous thing to do, to any believer. Even those who do not believe can see how this would be a ridiculous method to apply.

However, that’s what they did. And amazingly, it’s been the basis of all new bibles since (Yep! Over 100 of them now!).

What is the Westcott and Hort bible made up of?

Using one of the guides textual criticism, which going on the basis that ‘older is better’, Westcott and Hort primarily used two texts to produce their new bible: Codex Vaticanus (Also known as Codex B or just ‘B’) and Codex Sinaiticus (Also known as ‘Aleph’.)

Codex Vaticanus dates back to the 4th Century and was found in the Vatican Library and has been kept there since at least the 15th Century.

The Codex Sinaticus dates back to the 4th Century and was found discarded in a monastery (ie it was not used) known as Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula.

What’s wrong with these two manuscripts?

A few things, they are indeed old, which is considered a good thing under ‘textual criticism’, however, it raises a few things. The Bible was consistently in use (as Bible’s are today) througout history since the 1st century (and before for the Old Testament), therefore, Bibles throughout history were continually copied as the quickly became worn out.  That is, as the bibles were consistently used the bibles paper, ink etc would continually deteriorate until such time that they could not be used ie worn out. Hence texts were continually copied, and compared to other copies so that they continually agreed and the Word of God was continually preserved.

The two texts used by Westcott and Hort consisted of a text which was unused in a Vatican library, and a text which was literally discarded in a monastery. The reason why these texts have been preserved ie not used is because they are so far out from the actual preserved texts of the Bible that they were therefore UNUSABLE and DISCARDED! There was nothing special or elaborate about how they were made. Indeed, they may well have been made by a novice copier.

Let's look further at how they were NOT USED

The two texts in question – which formed Westcott and Hort’s bible in 1881 and forms ALL NEW VERSIONS OF THE BIBLE TODAY. Come from an area of Egypt known as Alexandria, they are referred to as ‘Alexandrian texts.’

Alexandria is an area historically associated with heresies. There is a long list of heretic teachings coming from historic Alexandria.

Alexandria was historically an area of international learning, and many of the biblical teachings involved an attempt to ‘merge’ Eastern religious views with Christianity, such as Buddhism with Christianity.

Alexandria is much of the source of what is today known as esoteric Christianity such as new age Christianity, prolific ‘spiritual’ author Paulo Coelho, which looks to combine ‘magic’, ‘hidden knowledge’ etc with Christianity.

A major influence of Alexandrian Christianity was Origen, in the 3rd Century who was branded as a Heretic.

Among other beliefs held by Origen, such as ‘pre-existence of souls’, ‘spiritual intelligences’, worshipping God became ‘boring’ (sound familiar new age language?) see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origen#Views, Origen was one of the first textual critics, who looked to amend some of the biblical texts.

For instance, Origen taught that LOGOS (ie that JESUS IS GOD) should really be KTISMA, which would mean that Jesus is not God but rather a created being at some point or other.

Therefore it’s no surprise that Alexandrian texts omit Acts 8:37, which promotes the deity of Christ, which, in the Alexandrian texts, is indeed removed.

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

REMOVED FROM MOST OF THE BIBLES!!! EG NIV, ESV, ERV, NASB etc.

The Reason why the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus texts were not used

The reason therefore why these texts were not used by early Christians is because they are HERETICAL. That’s why they’ve been left discarded in a pile in a library, and in discarded in an unusable pile in a monastery. And it’s why they are in such a good condition – because they WERE NOT USED. Most of the inaccurate, false bibles were destroyed, and some were thrown away, ie discarded – as these two corrupted copies were.

Indeed, Westcott was likely no stranger to this, and the esoteric basis of which the corrupted texts were changed to fit, as he often promoted Origen, the early Alexandrian who was regarded as heretical, in his theological lectures at Cambridge University:

‘.... to attend one of Westcott's lectures was an experience which encouraged those to whom the references to Origen or Rupert of Deutz were unintelligible. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke_Foss_Westcott#Lectures 

And how Westcott was regarded as a ‘mystic’,

‘He surprised the world, which had supposed him to be a recluse and a mystic,’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke_Foss_Westcott#Bishop_of_Durham

Even in the early days of Christianity, corruptions to the word of God was nothing new, iand by the time of Origen and the Alexandrian texts, corruptions and attempts at corruptions comparatively quite old when one compares to the 1st Century scriptures on the subject:

‘As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.' —2nd Peter 3:16-17

‘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 1:8

False teachings really are nothing new, but they are becoming more common. The Gospel and the Word of God has been attempted to be corrupted even since the 1st Century, as shown by the disciples, in 2nd Peter 3:16-17 and Galations 1:8, and other verses too.

Let's have a look at the biblical texts which have always been used - the 'Textus Receptus'.

The texts used in the Textus Receptus (The Received Text) aka the King James Bible

The Greek texts used in the King James Bible are not from Alexandria, which as mentioned and shown earlier has been used corrupt the word of God, but rather the Textus Receptus are Syrian based, known as Byzantian text.  The text used in the King James bible is from the biblical texts - the Textus Receptus, also known as the Received Text, which has been preserved faithfully and trustfully and agreed on by all as described above in the article.  This is God's word preserved for us.

As a side note, it’s perhaps worth noting that historically, Egypt (where Alexandria is) has been known since Old Testament times to be a place where corruption tends to occur. Indeed, Egypt is the home to much of the religion associated today with the Occult and ‘New Age’, eg Eye of Horus and such, not with biblical Christianity.

Since 1881

Since 1881, before which had one bible, we now have over 100 different versions. Quite why we need SO MANY versions in English is indeed confusion, and if you attend a church, what if everyone is reading supposedly the same text all from different versions? How does that even work? It doesn’t, not very well.

The reason why there are so many versions is because each version involves – yep – MONEY.

'For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.' (1 Timothy 6:10)

'No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon' (Matthew 6:24)

Each of todays bibles, are copyrighted. In order to obtain a copyright, the wording has to be changed sufficiently in order to be different from other versions, so therefore publishers intentionally CHANGE the word of GOD so they can copyright it, sell it, and make a buck.

The NIV alone has sold something like 450 million copies. If you have a copy at £5 (which is quite cheap on doing a google search), that’s 2 BILLION TWO HUNDRED AND 50 MILLION POUNDS FROM ONE VERSION ALONE!!!!!

'Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.' – Deuteronomy 4:2

SO MUCH FOR PRESERVING THE WORD OF GOD!!!!

So Today

So today, we have about 100 different versions of the Bible, each having been changed intentionally so they can be copyrighted and sold to make money, and they are ALL based on corrupt Alexandrian texts, texts which were disregarded due to heretical teachings, but comparatively very recently used due to the arrogance and deception of ‘scholarly’ men

‘It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.’ Psalm 118:8

God promised to preserve His word, and He did in the King James Bible.

Since the inception of these corrupt bibles, in the very recent history we have had an explosion of false teachers, false religions and rapidly declining church memberships. Is it any wonder, given what has happened to God’s word? Sadly, it’s the case.

‘Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?’ Matthew 7:16-20

Conclusion

Most bibles in use today are based on corrupt Alexandrian texts, which were used and promoted by scholars who had a dislike for the bible that everyone used – the bible that had taken the word of God to the four corners of the earth, scholars who had an interest in esoteric non-Christian teaching, who placed evolution above the word of God, and their own scholarly authority above thousands of martyrs who had used, preserved and died for the textus receptus bible all through history.

In other words, the texts were considered unfit for purpose even by their own custodians.

Even the so called ‘new’ King James bible is not based on the text used by the saints throughout history, but is also based on the corrupt Alexandrian texts by Westcott and Hort.

The same is true for yet other editions too, which further use the ‘textual criticism’ and manuscripts of Westcott and Hort, such as the ‘Nestle-Alland’ version and other ones, all based on the same corrupt texts, drawing heavily from Sinaiticus and Vaticanus.

It is only the King James bible which does not use the Alexandrian texts but uses the Syrian texts, it's the only bible which preserves the word of God, and that's why it's the only bible which truly is a bible.

The King James bible is the only bible in existence for the English speaking world which is true to the preserved word of God.

Some examples of how modern bibles corrupt the word of God

It is estimated there are about 13,000 differences in total between the corrupt productions of modern bibles and the Majority text, and the texts used outside the Majority text disagree with themselves about 70% of the time.

Compared to the Majority Text (the King James Bible) there are some 4000 words omiited, 2000 added, 3,500 transposed and 2,000 modified. To give an example of what I am referring to, here are some examples of changes made to the modern bibles, some which directly attack the deity of God.

A stark warning for the new bible academics, translators and publishers,

'Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.' (Deuteronomy 4: 2)

Among some of the changes are the attack on the deity of Christ, and the word Godhead (that God is manifest in both God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit) is completely removed, as also is the word manifest.

God is no longer manifest in the flesh:

‘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.’ (1 Timothy 3:16) KING JAMES BIBLE

But according to modern versions ‘appears’ in a body, is no longer called God, ‘true’ godliness is a mystery etc, ‘Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.’ (NIV) So who knows where one stands - reading the NIV you are more confused from before you started!

Acts 8:37

KJV,’ 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.’

NIV, ERV,N NASB: Omitted

KJV '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, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.'

NIV, ERV, NASB etc: Omitted

There are many examples of the deity of Christ being attacked, which will be elaborated on in other articles here, but here is one of utter blasphemy;

Utter Blasphemy

LUCIFER: Isa:14:12: ‘How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!’

Comment: In the book New Age Bible Versions, G A Ripplinger writes on page 43 concerning this passage: "The ultimate blasphemy occurs when the 'morning star' takes Lucifer's place in Isaiah 14. Jesus Christ is the 'morning star' and is identified as such in Revelation 22:16 and 2Peter 1:19. With this slight of hand switch, Satan not only slyly slips out of the picture but lives up to his name 'the accuser'' (Revelation 12:10) by attempting to make Jesus Christ the subject of the diatribe in Isaiah 14." Modern Reference books also do not include the name Lucifer. As Ripplinger puts it: "The trend to ignore the KJV's Lucifer/Satan connection is shared by Luciferians and new version editors."

It is utterly sickening.

No Christian should be using a modern (so called) bible.

Nor do I see how a person can be saved using modern (so called) bibles. The deity is attacked/diminished, the message is confusing. Sadly this is what happened to me. It wasn’t until I was lucky enough to be introduced to the King James Bible that I became saved.

It's a sad situation indeed.

We are told to TRY THE SPIRITS (John 4:1-5)


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