Used with permission by Terry Watkins
". . . ye have PERVERTED the words
of the living God. . ."
This generation has a hunger for perversion. What was
perversion just a few years ago, is now "normal". What was "hiding" in
the closet is now "parading" in our streets. Perversion has found a
welcome home - from the living room, to the White House; from our
churches - to even the word of God!
Our friend Webster, defines "pervert" as
1. to cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true... 2. to
twist the meaning or sense of: misinterpret (Webster's New
Collegiate Dictionary, 1977, p.856).
A perfect definition of The New International
Version (NIV): "to cause to turn aside or away from what is good or
true" and "to twist the meaning or sense of". If you doubt
that, before you start reading this tract - get the NIV and check it as
you read this tract!
The NIV perverts the deity of Jesus Christ!
I TIMOTHY 3:16: The clearest verse in the
Bible proclaiming that Jesus Christ was God. The King James Bible (KJB)
reads, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH. . ." The King James says,
"GOD was manifest in the flesh". The NIV reads, "HE
appeared in a body". The NIV "twists" "GOD" to "HE".
"HE appeared in a body"? So What? Everyone has "appeared in a body"!
"He" is a pronoun that refers to a noun or antecedent. There is no
antecedent in the context! The statement does NOT make sense!
The NIV subtilty (see Genesis 3:1) perverts I Timothy 3:16 into utter
PHILIPPIANS 2:6: The KJB again, clearly
declares the deity of Jesus Christ: "Who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery TO BE EQUAL WITH GOD" The NIV reads,
"Who, being in very nature God, DID NOT CONSIDER EQUALITY WITH GOD
something to be grasped,". The NIV again subtitly perverts the deity
of Jesus Christ!
The NIV perverts the virgin birth!
LUKE 2:33: The King James Bible reads,
"And JOSEPH and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken
of him." The NIV reads, "The CHILD'S FATHER and mother marveled
at what was said about him." The "CHILD'S FATHER"? Was Joseph
Jesus's father? Not if you believe the virgin birth! Not if you believe
John 3:16, that Jesus Christ was the Son of God! A subtil, "perversion"
of the virgin birth. See also Luke 2:43.
The NIV removes the blood of Jesus Christ!
COLOSSIANS 1:14: The KJB reads, "In whom
we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of
The NIV reads, "In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of
sins." The NIV rips out the precious words "THROUGH HIS BLOOD"!
Friend, redemption is ONLY "THROUGH HIS BLOOD".
Hebrews 9:22, reads, ". . . without shedding of BLOOD is no
remission." That old song says, "What can wash away my sins, NOTHING
BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS!"
The NIV perverts John 3:16 into a LIE!
JOHN 3:16: The NIV reads, "For God so
loved the world that he gave his ONE AND ONLY SON, that whoever
believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" Jesus was
NOT "the one and only son" - Adam is called the "son of God"
in Luke 3:38, there are "sons of God" in Job 1:6 and Christians
are called "sons of God" in Phil 2:15, I John 3:2- but
Jesus was the "ONLY BEGOTTEN SON"! By removing the critical word
"BEGOTTEN" - The NIV perverts John 3:16 into a LIE! The NIV does the
same in John 1:14, 1:18, and 3:18.
The NIV perverts TRUTH into LIES!
The NIV perverts Mark 1:2,3 into a LIE! The
NIV reads "It is written in Isaiah the prophet: I will send my
messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way-a voice of one calling
in the desert, Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for
him." It is NOT written in Isaiah! "I will send my
messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way" - is found in
Malachi 3:1! The King James correctly reads: "As it
is written in the PROPHETS, . . ." A better translation! Easier
to read - BY A LIE!
Psalms 119:160 says, "Thy word is TRUE. . ."
John 17:17 says, ". . . thy word is TRUTH." Titus 1:2
clearly says, ". . . God that CANNOT LIE" How could the
God of Titus 1:2 be the God of Mark 1:2,3 in the NIV!? IT IS
IMPOSSIBLE! For Hebrews 6:18 clearly declares, ". .
. it was IMPOSSIBLE for God to LIE" It is impossible for the LIES in the
NIV to be the words of GOD! Whose words are they? I'll give
you a hint - Jesus Christ calls him "A LIAR, and the father of it"
in John 8:44!
The NIV again openly LIES in 2
Samuel 21:19, ". . . Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite
killed Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver's
rod." What 8-year-old doesn't know that David killed Goliath?
Romans 1:18-32 describes the "path to
perversion" and verse 25, describes their decline, "Who
changed the TRUTH of God into a LIE. . ."! Not surprisingly, The
NIV perverts Romans 1:25 from "CHANGED the truth of God INTO a lie"
to "EXCHANGED the truth of God FOR a lie"!
The NIV and sexual perversion!
Romans 1:26-32 also shows the "fruits" of "sowing"
". . . the TRUTH of God into a LIE. . ." Verses 26-27 says
"FOR THIS CAUSE (vs 25 for "changing the TRUTH of God
into a LIE") God gave them up unto vile affections: for even
their women did change the
natural use into that which is against nature: And
likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned
in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is
unseemly, . . ."
The last few years homosexuality and sexual
perversion have "exploded" into the mainstream. Legislation is now
pending making same-sex marriages legal. Books such as Heather Has
Two Mommies and Daddy's Roommate, promoting homosexuality,
are in our schools. According to The Washington Post, bisexuality
and homosexuality, are the "in thing" in our public schools. And even
churches are now welcoming homosexuals and are even ordaining them in
A literary critic on the NIV translation was
homosexual author Dr. Virginia Mollenkott. In Episcopal, Witness
(June 1991, pp. 20-23), she admits, "My lesbianism has ALWAYS been a
part of me. . ." To no surprise, "sodomite" is completely removed
from the NIV. (Deut. 23:17, I Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46, II Kings 23:7)
And of course, I Cor. 6:9, ". . . effeminate, nor abusers of
themselves with mankind. . ." is replaced with the non-offensive
". . . nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders. . ."
Notice the NIV in I Cor. 6:9 does NOT condemn "homosexuals" or the "act
of homosexuality" - but ONLY "homosexual OFFENDERS".
The NIV & Zondervan
A little known fact: In 1988 Zondervan and
the NIV was purchased by Harper & Row, Publishers (now
Publishers). HarperCollins publishes "pro-homosexual"
books such as Making Out, The Book of Lesbian Sex and Sexuality
described as "Beautifully illustrated with full-color photography,. .
. Making Out is the complete illustrated guide to lesbian sexuality and
relationships. . .the intricacies of love play. . ." and many other
HarperCollins is a subsidiary of the global
media empire, The News Corporation, owned by Rupert Murdock. The
News Corporation empire include Fox Broadcasting, Twentieth Century
Fox, and more than 128 newspapers. Fox Broadcasting produces some
of the most sexually lewd shows on television. Murdock also publishes
the British newspaper, the Sun, notorious for its nude pin-ups.
Now where is Don Wildmon when we really need
him? Don was quick to boycott Kmart because subsidiary,
Waldenbooks sold Playboy and Penthouse. Kmart can't "hold a candle"
to the "filth" spewed by The News Corporation. Why isn't Don
boycotting Zondervan and the NIV? Friend, every time you purchase the
NIV you are giving to people who produce pro-homosexuality, and
pornographic material. "Can two walk together, except they be
AGREED?" Amos 3:3
Jesus Christ plainly said in Matthew
Even so every GOOD tree bringeth forth GOOD fruit; but
a CORRUPT tree bringeth forth EVIL FRUIT. A good tree
cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a CORRUPT tree bring
forth GOOD FRUIT. (Matthew 7:17-18)
Do you think Jesus Christ was LIEING?
Do you really believe God would ALLOW His
HOLY word to be "owned" by that group? ". . .for what
fellowship hath RIGHTEOUSNESS with UNRIGHTEOUSNESS? and what communion
hath light with darkness?"2 Cor. 6:14
Being born again, not of CORRUPTIBLE
seed, but of INCORRUPTIBLE, by the WORD OF GOD, which
liveth and abideth for ever. (1 Peter 1:23)
Isn't it EQUALLY amazing that the King James Bible
is the ONLY Bible that is not OWNED by men?
That's right! The King James Bible has no COPYRIGHT ownership! It's
copyright is the CROWN COPYRIGHT which ALLOWS it to be published by
ANYONE, ANYTIME! Without asking ANYBODY for permission!
". . .but the word of God is NOT BOUND." 2 Timothy 2:9
The NIV robs Jesus Christ of worship!
In Matt. 8:2, 9:18, 15:25, 18:26, 20:20, Mark 5:6,
15:19 "worshipped him" is removed in the NIV! Why doesn't the NIV
want Jesus Christ to be worshipped? Hint: see Luke 4:7, Matt. 4:9.
The NIV perverts Jesus Christ into Lucifer!
Isaiah 14:14 reveals Satan's grandest desire,
"I will be like the most High." And with a little
subtil perversion - the NIV in Isaiah 14:12 grants Satan's wish!
ISAIAH 14:12: The KJB reads, "How art
thou fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning!. . ."
The NIV PERversion reads, "How you have fallen from heaven, O
MORNING STAR, son of the dawn. . ." The NIV change "Lucifer" to
BUT WAIT. . . I thought the Lord Jesus Christ was the MORNING STAR?
Doesn't Revelation 22:16 say, "I Jesus have sent mine angel to
testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the
offspring of David, and the bright and MORNING STAR".
The NIV CLEARY AND BLATANTLY makes LUCIFER -- The Lord Jesus
Christ! WHAT BLASPHEMY! WHAT PERVERSION! And Christians claim the
NIV is a "better translation"!
ISAIAH 14:15: The King James Bible condemns
Lucifer to hell: "Yet thou shalt be brought down to HELL . .
." The NIV does NOT condemn Lucifer to HELL! The NIV reads, "But
you are brought down to the GRAVE. . ." We all go to the GRAVE!
Why doesn't the NIV want Satan in hell?
The NIV removes and perverts the place of
The word "hell" occurs 31 times in the Old
Testament in the King James Bible. In the Old Testament of the NIV it
occurs - ZERO! The word "hell" is NOT in the Old Testament of the
And what do they do with "hell"? Take PSALM
9:17 for example: The King James reads, "The wicked shall be
turned into HELL. . ." The NIV, reads, "The wicked return
to the GRAVE. . ." We ALL "return to the GRAVE"!
By removing "hell" the NIV perverts Psalm 9:17 into nonsense!
In the New Testament the NIV zaps out "hell" 9
times. And what "clearer" "easier to understand" word does the NIV
"update" hell with? Five times they use - HADES! (Matt
16:18, Rev 1:18, 6:8, 20:13,14) What "common person"
understands HADES? Everybody knows what HELL is! Do you know
what HADES is? Hades is not always a place of torment or terror. The
Assyrian Hades is an abode of blessedness with silver skies called
"Happy Fields". In the satanic New Age Movement, Hades is an
intermediate state of purification! Webster's New Collegiate
Dictionary defines HADES: "the underground abode of the dead in
Greek MYTHOLOGY". The NIV perverts your Bible into MYTHOLOGY!
The NIV perverts The Lord's Prayer into The
LUKE 11:2-4: The KJB reads, ". . .Our
Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom
come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by
day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every
one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but
deliver us from evil." The NIV removes everything that
refers to a Holy God in heaven -"WHICH ART IN HEAVEN. . . Thy will be
done, AS IN HEAVEN, so in earth. . . but DELIVER US FROM
EVIL." Everything that distinguishes God from the Devil is
REMOVED! "OUR FATHER" of the NIV is "NOT IN HEAVEN"
and "DOES NOT DELIVER FROM EVIL!" I wonder who it could be?
(hint: see John 8:44)
The Bible warns against taking away and
adding to the words of God!
Deuteronomy 4:2 reads: "YE SHALL NOT ADD
unto the word which I command you, NEITHER SHALL YE DIMINISH
ought from it . . ."
Proverbs 30:6, reads,
"ADD THOU NOT unto his words . . ."
And just in case you missed it, GOD'S LAST
WARNING is Revelation 22:18,19, ". . . If any man SHALL
ADD unto these things. . . 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 Jesus Christ, in Luke 8:12, gives a clear aim of Satan, ". . .
then cometh the devil, and TAKETH AWAY the word . . ."
The NIV completely "TAKETH AWAY" 17 verses!
Wonderful and precious verses like:
MATTHEW 18:11: "For the Son of man is come to save that which was
ACTS 8:37: "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."
The NIV PERversion completely "TAKETH AWAY"
Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14, Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28, Luke
17:36, 23:17, John 5:4, Acts 8:37, 15:34, 24:7, 28:28, Romans 16:24 and
1 John 5:7!
After Mark 16:8 the NIV says, "The most
reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark
ZAP-There goes another 12 verses! And by the way, that is
absolutely untrue! The book, The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel of
Mark, by Dean Burgon contains over 400 pages of documented evidence
for Mark 16:9-20, that has never been refuted, nor ever will!
After John 7:52, the NIV, reads, "The earliest
and most reliable manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have
John 7:53-8:11" ZAP-There goes another 12 verses!
Matt. 12:47, 21:44, Luke 22:43 and 22:44 are all
removed in the footnotes!
That's 45 complete verses the NIV removes
from the text or in the footnotes!
The NIV "TAKETH AWAY" 64,576 words!
Don't look for the "mercyseat" in the NIV -
Don't look for "Jehovah" in the NIV - GONE!
Don't look for the "Godhead" in the NIV - GONE!
The NIV removes wonderful Bible "terms" like
remission, regeneration, impute, propitiation, new testament and many
Despite God's clear warnings about "taking away" from His words - the
NIV removes 64,576 words! Over 8 percent of God's word is "TAKETH
That equals REMOVING the books of Ruth, Esther,
Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah,
Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Malachi, Colossians, I
Thessalonians, II Thessalonians, I Timothy, II Timothy, Titus, Philemon,
James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III John, Jude and more -
COMBINED!!! The equivalence of ripping out OVER 30 BOOKS of the
In case you think it's insignificant words like
"thee" and "thou"? The NIV removes major portions of at least 147
Here's a small (very small) sampling of
words removed in the NIV!
Matt. 6:13, "For thine is the kingdom, and the
power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."
Matt. 15:8, "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth"
Matt. 19:9, "and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit
Matt. 20:7, "and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive."
Matt. 20:16, "for many be called, but few chosen."
Matt. 20:22, "and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with"
Matt. 25:13, "wherein the Son of Man cometh."
Matt. 27:35, "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet
They parted my garments among them and upon my vesture did they cast
Mark 6:11, "Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom
and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city."
Mark 10:21, "take up the cross."
Luke 1:28, "blessed art thou among women"
Luke 4:4, "but by every word of God"
Luke 4:8, "get thee behind me Satan"
Luke 4:18, "he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted"
Luke 11:2-4, "Our ... which art in ... Thy will be done, as in heaven so
in earth... but deliver us from evil"
John 1:27, "is preferred before me"
John 3:13, "which is in heaven"
John 3:15, "should not perish"
John 11:41, "from the place where the dead was laid"
John 16:16, "because I go to the Father"
Acts 10:6, "he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do"
Acts 15:18, "Known unto God are all his works"
Acts 20:24, "But none of these things move me"
Acts 23:9, "let us not fight against God"
Rom. 8:1, "who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit"
Rom. 13:9, "Thou shalt not bear false witness"
I Cor. 6:20, "and in your spirit which are God's"
I Cor. 11:24; "Take eat... broken"
II Cor. 10:4, "but mighty through God"
Gal. 3:1, "that you should not obey the truth"
Eph. 5:30, "of his flesh, and of his bones"
Phil. 3:16, "let us mind the same thing"
I Tim. 6:5, "from such wthdraw thyself"
Heb. 7:21, "after the order of Melchisedec"
I Pet. 1:22, "through the Spirit"
I Pet. 4:14, "on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is
I John 4:3, "Christ is come in the flesh"
I John 5:13, "and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God"
Rev. 1:11, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last"
Rev. 5:14, "him that liveth for ever and ever"
Rev. 14:5, "before the throne of God"
Rev. 21:24, "of them which are saved"
Jesus Christ says, in Luke 4:4, ". . . It is
written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD of
But not according to the NIV! In fact, the NIV even "TAKETH AWAY"
the last half of Luke 4:4 - "BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD"! And Jesus
Christ was quoting Deuteronomy 8:3 to Satan! Does the NIV PERversion
seriously think the Lord Jesus Christ does NOT know Duet. 8:3???
The LIES used to promote the NIV. . .
LIE 1) The NIV "just" updates the
"archaic" words and makes it "easier to understand". Nothing is "really
FACT: The NIV denys the deity of Jesus Christ; the virgin birth;
glorifies Satan; openly lie; removes 17 complete verses and 64,576
LIE 2) The NIV is easier to read and
FACT: According to a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level research
study, The King James Bible is by far the easiest! Out of 26 different
categories - the King James graded easier in a whopping 23! In selected
analysis, the KJB average grade level was 5.8 - the NIV was 8.4! (New
Age Bible Versions, Riplinger, pp.195-209)
LIE 3) Older and more reliable
manuscripts have been discovered since the King James Bible.
FACT: Dr. Sam Gipp writes, "The fact is, that the King James
translators had ALL OF THE READINGS available to them that modern
critics have available to them today." (The Answer Book, Gipp,
p.110) And furthermore, it is a well documented fact that 90 - 95
per cent of all readings agree with the King James Bible!
LIE 4) The NIV is more accurate.
FACT: The KJB is a literal word for word translation. When the
translators had to add words for sentence structure they are in italics.
The NIV uses "dynamic equivalence". Rather than a word for word
translation, they add, change and subtract to make the verse say what
they "thought" it should! The Preface to the NIV even says, ". .
.they have striven for more than a word-for-word translation. . ."
". . . ye have PERVERTED the
words of the living God. . ."
The New International
"The words of the LORD
are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Thou shalt KEEP them, O LORD, thou shalt PRESERVE them from this
generation FOR EVER." Psalms 12:6, 7
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