Is the NIV preparing the way for 'Another Jesus?'
"What shall I do with Jesus?" is the central question of the ages. Every false religion cooked up by Satan downgrades Jesus one way or another. So, what do the new Bible versions do with Jesus?
Chick Salliby determined to find out. He began comparing verses in the KJV with the most popular modern version, the NIV. In dozens of places he found subtle, but consistent omissions and alterations which chip away at doctrines concerning Christ's redemption, deity, virgin birth, miracles, priesthood and second coming.
For example, Christ's statement of purpose in Luke 9:56: "For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them" is completely omitted in the NIV. The same sort of statement is left out in the NIV version of Matt. 18:11.
In other places, the NIV seems to be chipping away at the doctrine of the deity of Christ. In Rev. 1:13 John saw, in the midst of the candlesticks, "Someone like a son of man" (NIV) instead of "One like unto the Son of man" (KJV). The "judgement seat of Christ" in Rom. 14:10 (KJV) becomes "God's judgement seat" (NIV). In Acts 3:13, God's "Son Jesus" becomes "servant Jesus." In his book, If The Foundations Be Destroyed, Salliby lists nearly 150 verses which have been altered or simply left out.
Sure, there are lots of other scriptures left in which may say basically the same thing. But are we seeing the beginning of a pattern? If this version leaves out a few verses and later another version comes out omitting a few more, will some future generation lose all proof of who Jesus was and what He came to do? Is this Satan's ultimate strategy? Salliby discovered another curious thing. Of the 147 words or verses which he found omitted in the NIV, 146 were also left out of the New World Translation of the Jehovah's Witnesses! This is the Bible which they carry while trying to convince you that Jesus was just a manifestation of Michael the archangel in human form, a mere created being.
The heart and soul of Christianity is that Jesus was God and therefore able to redeem us by His death when we had no other hope. How do we know this? The Bible tells us so. If some future Bible is not abundantly clear on this doctrine, then true Christianity will be no more. It will become just part of Satan's witch's brew of religions which all teach that man must be good enough to earn his own salvation.
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