I have learned recently that corruption knows no boundaries. The evil one has used every method possible to deceive us as Christ followers and to steal, kill, and destroy others. This may come as a shocking surprise to a lot of you. There are countless translations of the Bible but only one can be trusted. The traditional King James Version of the Bible is the only inerrant English version. You may ask if this is the case then why have other versions been made in recent history? The real reason is to omit slight portions that take away from the doctrine. A large deletion would be too noticeable. The proposed rationale by the makers is to simplify and modernize the words to make it easier to read. It’s a ridiculous explanation once you realize their true motives and the fact that it only takes a fifth grade level education to read and comprehend the KJV. The second most popular version of the Bible is the NIV. It has 64,098 less words than the KJV. This omission is approximately 10% of the Bible. 15 entire verses have been deleted. Fortunately, the KJV is still the most popular but over time that could change. Just to give some comparisons with other translations, I’ll cite some examples where these omissions of the NIV take away from doctrine. Here is an example from one of my most trusted sources godsaidmansaid.com:
Westcott and Hort have expunged the record of this powerful weapon against the Gates of Hell! When Jesus was asked by His disciples why they couldn’t cast out the evil spirit, He replied to them, in Mark 9:29 (KJV), “…This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” However, the NIV states, “…This kind can come out only by prayer.” Note that the secret weapon, “fasting,” is conveniently omitted by the NIV in Mark 9:29 and also in Matthew 17:21, Acts 10:30, and I Corinthians 7:5. Does it make sense that Satan would want this weapon to be destroyed?
In James 4:5, the majority-text King James records, “Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?” In the minority-text NIV we become victimized by God’s own design. It reads, “Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely?” The carnal spirit that dwells in man is a product of man’s sin and not God’s design. In the NIV, God becomes the reason for man’s sin.
One final example is Isaiah 14:12 where, in the NIV, Lucifer experiences a name change—from Lucifer to Morning Star—a name reserved for Jesus Christ Himself. The King James writes, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!…” The minority-text NIV writes, “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn.”
These are just a few excerpts from countless examples. Today on average 55% read the trusted KJV, 20% read the NIV, and the rest read the numerous other versions. Even the New King James version has deletions in it! Not even it can be trusted. They try to say the King James Version is obsolete because of its age. Is the 2000 year old message of Jesus to be considered out of date and obsolete? Of course not! Ensure that you are receiving the full unadulterated Word of God.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.