The Demonic Influence of Intellectual Religion and New Bible Versions
The simple question for believers who think critically is to ask yourself why has man decided to alter the words and meanings of the Bible to fit their own narratives?
The scriptures warn believers of the depths at which Satan will go to deceive. Satan plays dirty and uses the subtlest deceptions to confuse and distract the human mind away from the truth and simplicity of God’s Word. “But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak;” Revelation 2:24.
One of the latest and most effective ways he uses to deceive is to alter the Word of God itself through the use of scholarly translations of the Word into New Versions, which dumbs down the Bible and gives strength to intellectual laziness and flattering words. If Satan can take the Word of God and subtly change it and stamp it with a badge of intellectual prestige, he has won half the battle. This is what American religious leaders and scholars have done in order to give rise to their own doctrines and distortion of the Word in order to take power over the people.
In the last 50 years, there have been numerous new Bible versions written and sanctioned by intellectuals that have stripped the Word of its inspiration and original context. They cannot see or understand how the Bible flows and is fashioned together through hidden mysteries that need revealing and comes only through the Holy Spirit.
They miss the revelation that the Bible itself gives on how to read and understand it, which is written and apparently hidden to them in the Word itself. The mysteries of the Bible are only revealed to true worshippers, not false believers. It reads, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” John 4:23. “thy word is truth.” John 17:17.
These men are not true worshippers or they would know to never change, add to or take away from the Word of God. (Revelation 22:18, 19).
However, God’s Word says it goes out in righteousness and will not return void. Meaning, it will have the effect it was meant to for those whose ears are open to the truth.
“…so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11.
So regardless of how deceitful Satan can be, the Word of God stands strong against deception, but only to those it is revealed to through the Holy Spirit. Those who have itching ears and are blinded to the truth; and who seek after flattering words, will always stumble at the Word. And no matter how many new versions are published, God does not change. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8.
The brilliant part of Satan’s latest plan is how he plays on the intellect of men who think themselves scholars of religion and academics of God’s Word. Supposing they are digging deeper into the mysteries of God, these men trace words of the Bible back to Hebrew and Greek definitions and interpretations yet miss the point of the intended inspiration. They neglect the revelation of the Spirit because they do not have the Spirit. If they did, they would understand the damage being done by introducing new Bible versions.
Trying to intellectualize God is a mistake and leads to more questions than answers and confuses the already simple meanings and inspiration of God’s Word. These men think the messages of the Bible are just words to be manipulated at their convenience and limited knowledge, translated and broken down into simple English and yet they totally water down the inspiration.
“…having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away...[They are] ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth…so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.” 2 Timothy 5-9.
The more popular new versions of the Bible are the Amplified Bible (published in 1965), the Crossway (EVS 2001), and the Holman Christian Standard Bible (published in 1999), in addition to the Bible written by scholar Americans, the New American Standard Bible, published in 1971. (NOTES Below).
Why do you think these men wrote and published new versions of the Bible? Why alter a book written 4 centuries in time (the King James Version 1611), to fit the narrative of today’s Christian church? The reason is simple, they want to push a new narrative that justifies the way they practice Christianity today. And this has caused many so-called believers’ confusion and misunderstandings of God’s Word.
Below are examples of how they have changed the wording of the Bible to fit a new-age narrative that follows an American system of beliefs instead of the standard of Jesus Christ’ intended message for the church.
When understood under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, Romans flows through like clockwork from chapter 1 through to the end. Paul pinned the letter “to all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints:” Romans 1:7. This message explains who this book is to and about. It is for those who are born again and called.
Then in chapter 9 it goes into talking about the Jews and how they need to receive Christ as their savior. From there it goes back to the saints, the church in chapter 12 as it talks about how believers should behave. Chapter 13 is where the confusion comes in among so-called Christians. Scholars changed the context and meaning of the beginning of chapter 13 away from the church and toward the government and politics, which takes the book off topic completely.
The original King James Version stays with the church and the behavior of the saints. It talks about how the saints need to respect the leaders of the church and the powers that God gives them. The message was to keep the saints in order while worshipping God. Higher Powers (gifts of the Spirit) are given to the ministers of God to keep the people in check. And the people should honor them with tribute, give them their dues, customs and fear to whom it is due. It says nothing, absolutely nothing about politicians, the government or taxes.
Scholars and false teachers will argue that the Bible justifies Romans 13 government reference when it talks about submission to the government in 1 Peter 2:13 which reads, “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.” This is acceptable if that government is righteous, however believers are never to submit to idolatry offered by any government.
When the Bible speaks of a topic it speaks directly to that topic like it does in Peter about the government. Nevertheless, Peter and Romans are not talking about the same things. Romans is talking about the church authority while Peter is talking specifically about the government. They took the scripture of Romans and completely distorted it to fit their narrative; and badly at that.
So, why in the scholarly versions of Romans, they call for submission to the government authorities instead of emphasizing its true meaning of the church submission to God’s ministers in charge. Why? Why is public submission to the government important to today’s religious scholars? Because their narrative is not for everyone, it is tailored specifically for a certain group of people. The poor, minorities or anyone who is not white. Want proof of that?
In Ephesians, the book is written to the church of in hopes of strengthening their relationship with one another as a unit of God. This is the central message of Ephesians. Chapter five and six refers especially to children, parents, wives and husbands, and any servant who happens to be under the debt of another.
However, religious scholars reintroduced the institution of slavery when they substituted the word slaves in place of servants. This was done intentionally with the intent of instilling the idea of the slave/master relationship. If searched in the Bible, the word slave is only mentioned two times. (Jeremiah 2:14 and Revelation 18:13), the first refers to a someone born bound to a certain land, and the second as a captive of the evil nation of Babylon, but neither referred to capitalizing off of the brutal treatment of other human beings. But in man’s new versions, the word slave is mentioned numerous times throughout the New and Old Testaments; all within the text of the new versions.
The simple question for believers who think critically is to ask yourself why has man decided to alter the words and meanings of the Bible to fit their own narratives? This is the work of Satan to confuse believers. They will have many excuses as to why the new versions make more sense, but none are valid in relation to the truth of God’s Word and the inspiration it gives. They are even trying to disannul the King James Version claiming its outdated to justify this distortion of God’s word.
If you want further proof of this blasphemy of God’s word, please read New Versions of the Bible are Deceptive.
This is evil and dangerous to the human mind and spirit. The King James Version of the Holy Bible stayed the way it was, untouched, for centuries until men decided to force a narrative on society under the disguise of American rule and authority. This is the basic truth. Please, stick with the original version of the KJV and stay away from these new versions written any year after 1611.
NOTES: The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) is a modern English Bible translation from Holman Bible Publishers. The New Testament was published in 1999, followed by the full Bible in March 2004.
In 1965 the complete Amplified Bible (AMP) was published, and in 1987 the Amplified Bible, Expanded Edition was completed. The AMP was the first Bible project of The Lockman Foundation.
Published in 2001 by Crossway, the ESV was "created by a team of more than 100 leading evangelical scholars and pastors." The ESV relies on recently published critical editions of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.
The New American Standard Bible is a translation of the Bible in contemporary English. Published by the Lockman Foundation, the complete NASB was released in 1971. The NASB relies on recently published critical editions of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.