” 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.”
— Revelations 22:18-19 (KJV)
This is exerpted from the King James 1611 Authorized Bible, but is ironically also found in the New International Version. The Holy Bible is a Christian’s guide-book. Christians look to the bible for daily guidance and inspiration and they expect nothing but truth. I ask that you do not take my word for what I am about to tell you, but that you take out a copy of the King James Bible and a New International Version and see for yourself.
If you will open the King James Bible and turn to the book of Matthew, chapter 18, verse 11 you will read: “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” This verse communicates the very gospel of the Christian Faith. Most will agree that this is one of the most important verses in the Holy Bible. Now open the New International Version and turn to Matthew chapter 18, verse 11. There, will you find a paraphrased version of the same verse that is simplified by modern language? No.
You will see verse 10 and then you will see verse 12. There is no verse 11 in the New International Version. In fact there is no Matthew 23:14. There is no Mark 7:16, Mark 9:44 or 46. Mark 11:26 reads: “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” Is this verse not important to the Christian Faith? In the New International Version it does not exist. In fact there are not five, but the 17 verses listed below that are completely taken out of the New International Version. See for yourself:
1 John 5:7
The word “hell” is taken out of the New International Version 40 times. They removed “Christ” 25 times. They removed “Lord” 350 times. They removed “Jesus” 290 times. Those scholars who “translated” the bible into the New International Version felt that the readers of the version would not be intelligent enough to understand any of these things. How could any born-again Christian not feel that their intelligence has been insulted? The truth is that many Christians do not want to know the truth about this deception. This would require them to face the gospel truth about issues such as homosexuality, pre-marital sex, adultery and several more.
It doesn’t stop there. There are more than twenty verses in the New International Version that are missing portions. Matthew 19:9: “…and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery” is missing. Matthew 6:13: “For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen” is gone. You will find many more missing portions of verses in an outside source listed below.
The truth is that using New International Version is not wrong– until you know the truth. Pastor Dennis Dills once said that one can plead ignorance only until he or she knows the truth; then one must accept it or reject it. Below is a link t Pastor Dills writings on the subject. Although I do not particularly enjoy Pastor Dills’ tone in his writings, his facts are perfectly accurate.