Notice that when you visit most church and ministry websites, you will see their mission statements rarely give out the actual scriptures. They usually list which verses and passages are important to them.
Why don't churches and ministries write out the verses? Because they don't want to make anyone turn away.
When they do write out the scriptures, the King James is either not used, or it is mixed with many other "versions" of the bible. Why don't these churches and ministries and bible teachers stand up for the KJB? Because they KNOW it will cause some, or maybe many, potential and current supporters go away convicted.
"We believe this-and-that" these ministries tell you. They then list a dozen places where they get their beliefs from. You are left to use your own chosen bible to see for yourself.
The use of all these versions mix up and-or remove the deity of the Lord Jesus, turn Christ into a double-tongued liar, and other heresies.
You will not notice these things unless you study the King James Bible while believing it to be the inspired, preserved words of the Lord.
If you think the KJB is merely one more version then you're going to believe that you are "getting a greater understanding" and such. This is a massive deception which has helped leaven the New Testament church around the world.
How can the people of God be of one mind when they are reading dozens of different "bible versions"?
Have you ever been in one of those bible study groups, where the same passage or verse has to be read multiple times because everyone has a different version? This should be frustrating but most don't even note it. Most professing Christians don't care and think that this is okay.
"We're gaining a greater understanding," some of them will say. No, we're not. We are having our faith in the Bible subverted. We are sowing confusion and dissension.
When you cannot agree on what the Bible says, you are going straight to the devil's very first appearance in the word of God! "Yea, hath God said?" He is making Eve doubt what God told her and Adam.
This is so basic that it is maddening to me, when Christians who spend months' worth of Sundays in churches, cannot see it.
Preachers and pastors and bible teachers and gray-haired professing Christians, who run ministries, have large churches, and lead Christian schools so-called, cannot see this.
Some of these leaders and elders go right ahead pushing the NIV, the ESV, and other versions alongside the King James Bible. They look you in the eyes, and say it is all equal and valid.
But the truth is that only the Lord can give someone light on a matter. Especially biblical, scriptural truths. The best teacher on the planet, which happens to be Christ Himself, cannot MAKE someone understand. That someone must discipline himself to listen and hear and study and apply.
Below, in red italics: This is the
or mission statement, as it were, for the most recent New International Version (NIV).
The Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) has completed their work to update the New International Version of the Bible. The CBT was formed in 1965 to create a modern English Bible translation from the oldest and best-available biblical manuscripts.
First point is obvious: Why are you "updating" the words of God? Is He not the same yesterday, today, and forever?
Second point: If you continually change something, the fact that you based it on something that is supposedly "oldest" means that older thing becomes irrelevant pretty quickly.
That means you are necessarily basing newer somethings on what was already altered and "improved." You cannot produce good fruit from a rotten tree.
I've got more respect for a State university professor who says there's no Word of God, than I have for a man who'll hide behind the sacred desk and change God's blessed Book.
--Pastor Jack Hyles
The NIV rapidly became the world’s most read modern English Bible with more than 400 million copies in print. Since the most recent NIV update in 1984, the CBT has continued to meet every year in accordance with the NIV charter, which demands constant monitoring of developments in Biblical scholarship and English usage and the reflection of these developments in periodic updates to the text.
The NIV scripture perverts are admitting they do not care for the truth of God's words. Their aim is to cater to the world, not to the believer who esteems the words more than his necessary food.
Again: They are straight-up telling you that this is the case! They are looking to what unsaved people want, and what church folk who are fearing men instead of God want. Yet, somehow, it doesn't bother most church-going Christ professors in the 21st century.
Some professed believers actually think this is okay. They think that the Bible should change with the times, like everything else.
Why would any Christian with true discernment say such a thing? The world hates Christ (Jn. 7.7) and changing the Bible is a clear attack. But many 21st century churchgoers simply shrug this off. The New Testament talks about spiritual blindness. This blindness does not only affect unbelievers, but Christians who are deceived and spiritually lazy.
Christian, reading those executive summary words should spark something in you. Is there a protective reflex in you to love what belongs to God, and not want it polluted? Do you even believe the Bible you are reading? Do you believe that the Bible is infallible, pure, perfect, and inspired?
Is the Lord smarter than men and women? Do you believe that there is even such a thing as "God's Word"?
If you answered no to any of those questions, you might be wasting your life in church. Because you might not even believe what you claim. Maybe you believe that "The Bible" is just an idea, a concept, and something that we don't have real access to. You were taught to believe this. You were taught that "men have corrupted the bible," and so you don't think that the Lord is powerful enough to perfectly preserve His own words.
Modern bible versions can and do hinder spiritual growth. That water is not pure.
The committee represents the very best in evangelical biblical scholarship with its members drawn from various denominations and from some of the finest academic institutions in the world.
"The very best" would include people who respect and care for God's words... rather than thinking they are as intelligent as our Lord, and moving to clarify what He said. "The very best", in God's eyes, are those who believe Him and obey His commandments. Like this one:
Jeremiah 26:2, “...all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word.”