QUESTION: What is the penalty for ADDING TO or TAKING FROM scripture (the Word of God)?
Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall NOT ADD unto the word which I command you, NEITHER shall ye DIMINISH ought FROM IT, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt NOT ADD thereto, nor DIMINISH from it.
Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. ADD THOU NOT unto his word, lest he reprove thee, and thou be FOUND A LIAR.
Jeremiah 26:2 Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD’s house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD’s house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:
Revelation 22:18-19 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:
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.
ANSWER: You will be reproved and found to be A LIAR. If you take from or add to the BOOK OF REVELATION you SHALL have your PART taken out of the BOOK OF LIFE, and out of the HOLY CITY, and from the things which are written in the BOOK OF REVELATION.
John 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH: THY WORD IS TRUTH.
DELETIONS IN MODERN VERSIONS
The new versions have DELETED 2,886 words from the Bible. This is the equivalent of First and Second Peter. These are words that are gone in the new versions. They just don’t exist anymore. Gone with these words are the theology and doctrine that these words convey.
All of these DELETIONS are in the «Received» Text and the Textus Receptus texts from which the King James Bible was translated. Therefore, they DO APPEAR in the King James Version.
Westcott & Hort, and later Nestle and the United Bible Society, decided that these words should be DELETED from all new Greek texts. Since the modern so-called Bibles are translated from these new and inferior Greek texts, these DELETIONS naturally appear in the majority of the new versions.
I. TOTALLY DELETED WORDS
In some cases, a word has been DELETED in one verse(s) but it has still been retained in another verse(s). In other cases, the word is not just DELETED from a verse(s), it is DELETED entirely from the text of the Bible. These TOTALLY DELETED words can no longer be found anywhere in the new versions.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of some words that have been TOTALLY DELETED in the new versions. This list should be more than sufficient to illustrate the fact that these DELETIONS in the new versions drastically change the context and doctrine of the Bible. They are given in no particular order:
When Jesus died on the cross and declared:, «It is finished,» the veil of the temple was rent from the top to bottom. The word «veil» is gone.
The veil is what separated the Holy Place of God from man, and when the veil was rent, that meant that man could then enter into fellowship with God. Man could now enter into the temple of God. It meant that man did not have to have a priestly mediator, because Christ was his mediator, and that man could go directly to God.
Eliminate the veil and what do you have? You have the Catholic doctrine that you have to confess your sins to a priest. You have the Catholic doctrine that Mary has to be the mediatrix and you have the Catholic doctrine that Christ is no longer the only mediator between God and man. The veil is gone.
The term «Mercy Seat» is missing from the modern versions. The mercy seat in heaven is where Jesus’ blood was placed so that God could accept his sacrifice for the propitiation of our sins.
Speaking of propitiation, the word «propitiation» is also missing from the new versions. Propitiation means when someone does something on behalf of another. That is why Christ’s death was the propitiation for our sins. He died in our place, so that we would not have to die. He shed His blood in our place, so we would not have to shed ourblood. The word «propitiation» is gone in the new versions.
The Bible says that Jesus is our advocate with the Father, always seated at the right hand of the Father pleading our case before God the Father just as a lawyer would plead with a judge to rule in favor of his client. The word «advocate» is gone in many new
The word «chaste» is gone in many of the new versions. I guess that means ladies no longer have to be pure, because we have now translated purity right out of the new versions of the Bible.
The word «concupiscence» has been taken out of many of the new versions. I guess that means that this specific type of lust is okay, because there is no longer a prohibition against concupiscence.
Carnal and Carnality
The words «carnal» and «carnality» have been taken out of many of the new versions. Carnal means to be fleshly. Carnality means to live or to act after the flesh. It is taken from the new versions.
The word «impute» is gone. The Bible teaches us in the book of Romans that Christ imputed His righteousness to us, and that is how we can stand before God, justified, because of the imputed righteousness of Christ. That imputation is gone from the new versions.
The word fornication in the NIV and other new versions has been replaced with the word immoral. The word fornication means sex outside of marriage. The word fornication refers to people who are shacking up. The word fornication also refers to people who commit repeated, gross sexual sins outside of marriage, such as the sins of pedophiles and others similar sins.
The word immoral simply means a contradiction to or against the morals of society. Well, guess what? Now that queers are recognized as an alternative lifestyle, that means that homosexuality is accepted in the mores of our society. Therefore, give it a few more years and being straight could be considered to be immoral. Think about it. Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah was the only straight man in the city limits. The more of his society was to be queer. Lot was immoral when he lived in Sodom, because he violated the mores of his society.
We live in a generation where there are more couples who live together outside of marriage than there are couples who are married. Obviously, the more of our society is sex outside of marriage, living together outside of marriage, families without marriage. Well, now I guess us folks who are married are immoral. Do you see how all this could drastically change the meaning of the Bible? You change the word fornication to immoral and now things that used to be sins become not sins and the things that used to be holy can now be interpreted as sins.
Abide and Abiding
The words «abide» and «abiding» have been removed from the new versions. So much for the old song, «Abide with me, fast falls the evening tide.» Well, I guess we are going to have to change our hymnals. Abide is not in the Bible anymore, so we have to write new songs.
II. OTHER DELETED WORDS
The following 200 verses, phrases, and words have been DELETED from the New Testament in the majority of the modern so-called Bibles. Some new versions have far more than 200 DELETIONS, I choose to list these DELETIONS because they are easily found in most all of the versions. If I were to list every DELETION version by version the list would be much longer. The point is that every English version of the New testament, except the King James Version, will contain at least 200 DELETIONS from the original Greek. You will see by reading the list that these omissions drastically change the context and meaning of the passage(s) from which they were DELETED.
These are verses, phrases, and words that having been DELETED in one place may or may not have been TOTALLY DELETED. They are given in the order by which they appear in the New Testament:
1:25 (FIRSTBORN) is out. Speaking of the Lord Jesus.
5:44 (BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU) is out.
6:13 (KINGDOM, POWER, GLORY) is out.
6:27 (STATURE) is changed to span of life.
6:33 (OF GOD) is out. Referring to the kingdom —
8:29 (JESUS) is out. As Son of God.
9:13 (TO REPENTANCE) is out. Calling sinners
12:35 (OF THE HEART) is out. Good treasure-
12:47 (VERSE IS OUT) About Christ’s mother.
13:51 (JESUS SAID UNTO THEM and LORD) is out.
15:8 (DRAWETH UNTO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH) is out.
16:3 (O YE HYPOCRITES) is out.
16:20 (JESUS) is out.
17:21 (VERSE IS OUT) About prayer and fasting.
18:11 (VERSE 15 OUT) Tells Jesus came to save.
19:9 (LAST 11 WORDS ARE OUT) About adultery.
19:17 (GOD) is out. None good but (God)
20:7 (WHATSOEVER IS RIGHT RECEIVE) is out.
20:16 (MANY BE CALLED BUT FEW CHOSEN) is out.
20:22 (BAPTIZED WITH CHRIST’S BAPTISM) is out.
21:44 (VERSE IS OUT) About Christ the stone.
23:14 — (VERSE IS OUT) Woe Scribes and hypocrites.
25:13 (WHERElN THE SON OF MAN COMETH) is out.
27:35 (FULFILLED SPOKEN BY THE PROPHET) is out.
27:54 (THE SON OF GOD) is a son of God.
28:2 (FROM THE DOOR) is out.
28:9 (THEY WENT TO TELL HIS DISCIPLES) is out.
1:1 — (SON OF GOD) is out in the Nestle and the Westcott & Hort Greek texts.
1:14 — (OF THE KINGDOM) is out. Jesus gospel-
1:31 — (IMMEDIATELY) is out. The fever left-
2:17 — (TO REPENTANCE) is out. Call sinners-
6:11 — (MORE TOLERABLE FOR SODOM & GOMORRHA) is out.
6:16 — (FROM THE DEAD) is out. John is risen-
6:33 — (HIM) is changed to them.
7:8 — (WASHING OF POTS AND CUPS) is out.
7:16 — (VERSE IS OUT) About having an ear to hear.
9:24 — (LORD) is out. A believer called Hun Lord.
9:42 — (IN ME) is out. Little ones that believe-
9:44 — (VERSE IS OUT) About fire not quenched.
9:46 — (VERSE IS OUT) Where worm dieth not.
9:49 — (EVERY SACRIFICE SHALL BE SALTED) is out.
10:21 — (TAKE UP THE CROSS) is out. Jesus said-
10:24 — (FOR THEM THAT TRUST IN RICHES) is out.
11:10 — (IN THE NAME OF THE LORD) is out.
11:26 — (VERSE IS OUT) If ye do not forgive, etc.
13:14 — (SPOKEN BY DANIEL THE PROPHET) is out.
13:33 — (AND PRAY) is out, or in italics.
14:68 — (AND THE COCK CREW) is out.
15:28 — (VERSE IS OUT) Scripture was fulfilled, etc.
15:39 — (THE SON OF GOD) is «a son» of God.
16:9 to 20 — (12 VERSES ARE OUT) in some modern versions.
1:28 — (BLESSED ART THOU AMONG WOMEN) is out.
2:33 — (JOSEPH) is changed to father.
2:43 — (JOSEPH AND HIS MOTHER) is changed to parents.
4:4 — (BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD) is out.
4:8 — (GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN) is out.
4:41 — (THE CHRIST) is out. The Son of God.
6:48 — (FOUNDED UPON A ROCK) is well built.
7:31 — (AND THE LORD SAID) is out.
9:54 — (EVEN AS ELIJAH DID) is out.
9:55 — (YE KNOW NOT WHAT MANNER OF SPIRIT) is out.
9:56 — (SON OF MAN IS COME TO SAVE LIVES) is out
11:24 — (MUCH IS OMITTED FROM THE LORD’S PRAYER)
11:29 — (THE PROPHET) is out. About Jonah.
17:36 — (VERSE IS OUT) One taken, another left.
21:4 — (CAST IN UNTO THE OFFERINGS OF GOD) is out.
22:20 — (VERSE IS OUT) Out in NEB. and RSV.
22:31 — (AND THE LORD SAID) is out.
22:64 — (THEY STRUCK HIM ON THE FACE) is out.
23:17 — (WHOLE VERSE IS OUT) in many versions.
23:38 — (LETTERS OF GREEK, LATIN, HEBREW) is out.
23:42 — (LORD) is out. Remember me, etc.
23:45 — (SUN WAS ECLIPSED) missing in Moffatt and NEB versions.
24:3 — (OF THE LORD JESUS) is out.
24:6 — (HE IS NOT HERE, BUT IS RISEN) is out.
24:12 — (VERSE IS OUT) Peter’s testimony.
24:40 — (VERSE IS OUT) Christ showed them hands, feet.
24:49 — (OF JERUSALEM) is out.
24:51 — (CARRIED UP INTO HEAVEN) is out.
1:14 — (BEGOTTEN) is out. Also missing in 1:18, 3:16, and 3:18.
1:27 — (PREFERRED BEFORE ME) is out. Jesus is-
3:13 — (WHICH IS IN HEAVEN) is out.
3:15 — (SHOULD NOT PERISH) is out.
4:42 — (THE CHRIST) is out.
5:3 — (WAITING FOR MOVING OF THE WATER) is out.
5:4 — (VERSE IS OUT) Pool of Bethesda.
6:47 — (ON ME) is out. He that believes-
6:69 — (THAT CHRIST THE SON) is Out.
7:53 — (TO 8:11) is out, in brackets or in italics depending on which version.
8:16 — (FATHER) is out. Changed to He.
9:35 — (SON OF GOD) is out. Is Son of Man.
11:41 — (WHERE THE DEAD WAS LAID) is out.
16:16 — (BECAUSE I GO TO THE FATHER) is out.
17:12 — (IN THE WORLD) is out.
20:29 — (THOMAS) is out.
2:30 — (ACCORDING TO THE FLESH RAISE UP CHRIST) is out.
7:30 — (OF THE LORD) is out. An angel —
7:37 — (HIM SHALL YE HEAR) is out. Christ —
8:37 — (VERSE IS OUT) or in brackets, or in italics depending on which version.
9:5 and 6 — (MUCH IS OMITTED) Concerning God’s will.
10:6 — (WHAT THOU OUGHTEST TO DO) More is out.
15:18 — (KNOWN UNTO GOD HIS WORKS) More is out.
16:31 — (CHRIST) is out.
17:26 — (BLOOD) is out.
20:25 — (OF GOD) is out. The kingdom —
20:32 — (BRETHREN) is out.
23:9 — (LET US NOT FIGHT AGAINST GOD) is out.
24:6 to 8 — (MUCH IS OMITTED) or in brackets, or in italics depending on which version.
24:15 — (OF THE DEAD) is out. Resurrection —
28:16 — (HALF OF VERSE IS OUT) or in brackets, or in italics depending on which version.
28:29 — (VERSE IS OUT) or in brackets, or in italics depending on which version.
1:16 — (OF CHRIST) is out or in brackets, or in italics depending on which version.
1:29 — (FORNICATION) is out.
5:2 — (BY FAITH) out in Moffatt, RSV, and NEB versions.
8:1 — (LAST 10 WORDS ARE OUT) or in italics depending on which version.
9:28 — (IN RIGHTEOUSNESS) is out.
10:15 — (OF PEACE) is out. Gospel of-
10:17 — (OF GOD) is out. Christ is substituted.
11:6 — (LAST 18 WORDS ARE OMITTED)
13:9 — (SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS) is out.
14:6 — (15 WORDS ARE OUT) Regarding the day.
14:21 — (OFFENDED, MADE WEAK) is out.
15:29 — (OF THE GOSPEL) is out.
16:24 — (WHOLE VERSE IS OUT) or in brackets, or italics depending on which version.
1:14 — (I THANK GOD) is out in many Bibles.
5:7 — (FOR US) is out. Christ sacrificed-
6:20 — (LAST 7 WORDS ARE OUT) Your spirit, etc.
7:5 — (FASTING) is out. Joined with prayer.
7:39 — (BY THE LAW) is out. The wife is bound-
10:28 — (THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S) is Out, and more.
11:24 — (TAKE EAT) is out. This is my body-
11:29 — (LORD’S) is out, referring to the body.
15:47 — (THE LORD) is out. Lord from heaven.
16:22 — (JESUS CHRIST) is out.
16:23 — (CHRIST) is out.
4:6 — (JESUS) is out.
4:10 — (THE LORD) is out.
5:18 — (JESUS) is out, or in italics.
11:31 — (CHRIST) is out, or in italics.
1:15 — (GOD) is out.
3:1 — (THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY TRUTH) is out.
3:17 — (IN CHRIST) is out.
4:7 — (THROUGH CHRIST) is out.
6:15 — (IN CHRIST JESUS) is out.
6:17 — (LORD) is out.
3:9 — (BY JESUS CHRIST) is out. God created-
3:14 — (OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST) is out.
5:30 — (OF HIS FLESH AND OF HIS BONES) is out.
6:1 — (IN THE LORD) is out. Obey parents-
6:10 — (MY BRETHREN) is out.
3:16 — (LET US MIND THE SAME THING) is out.
1:2 — (THE LORD JESUS CHRIST) is out.
1:14 — (THROUGH HIS BLOOD) is cut, or in italics depending on which version.
1:28 — (JESUS) is out.
2:11 — (OF THE SINS OF) is out.
3:6 — (SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE) is out.
1:1 — (FROM GOD OUR FATHER AND LORD JESUS) is out.
2:19 — (CHRIST) is out.
3:11 — (CHRIST) is out, or in italics depending on which version.
3:13 — (CHRIST) is out, or in italics depending on which version.
1:8 — (CHRIST) is out, or in italics depending on which version.
1:17 — (WISE) is out. The only wise God.
2:7 — (IN CHRIST) is out, or in italics.
3:16 — (GOD) is out. Manifest in the flesh.
4:12 — (IN SPIRIT) is out.
6:5 — (FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF) is out.
1:11 — (OF THE GENTILES) is out.
4:1 — (LORD) is out.
4:22 — (JESUS CHRIST) is out, or in italics.
1:4 — (THE LORD) is out, or in italics.
1:6 — (JESUS) is out.
1:12 — (RECEIVE HIM) is out.
1:3 — (BY HIMSELF) is out. Purged our sins-
2:7 — (SET HIM OVER THE WORKS OF THY HANDS) is out.
3:1 — (CHRIST) is out.
7:21 — (AFTER ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC) is out.
10:30 — (SAITH THE LORD) is out.
10:34 — (IN HEAVEN) is out.
11:11 — (WAS DELIVERED OF A CHILD) is out. Sarah-
5:16 — (FAULTS) is changed to «sins.» (Wrong Greek text.)
1:22 — (THROUGH THE SPIRIT) is out.
4:1 — (FOR US) is out. Christ suffered-
4:14 — (LAST 15 WORDS ARE OUT) or in italics depending on which version.
5:10 — (JESUS) is out, or in italics depending on which version.
5:11 — (GLORY AND DOMINION) is out of some versions.
2:17 — (FOREVER) is out, or in italics depending on which version.
3:9 — (US IS CHANGED TO YOU) Destroys meaning.
1:7 — (CHRIST) is out.
2:7 — (FROM THE BEGINNING) is out.
4:3 — (CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH) is out.
4:9 — (BEGOTTEN) is out in some versions.
4:19 — (HIM) is out, or in italics. We love-
5:7-8 (MANY WORDS ARE OUT OR CHANGED)
5:13 — (LAST 13 WORDS ARE OUT)
1:25 — (WISE) is out. Referring to God.
1:8 — (THE BEGINNING AND THE END) is out.
1:11 — (TEN WORDS ARE OUT) Alpha and Omega, etc.
2:13 — (THY WORKS) is out.
5:14 — (HIM THAT LIVETH FOREVER AND EVER) is out.
6:1 — (AND SEE) is out in 3, 5,7 also.
8:13 — (ANGEL IS EAGLE) Greek text says «angel.»
11:17 — (AND ART TO COME) is out.
12:12 — (INHABITERS OF) is out. The earth.
12:17 — (CHRIST) is out.
14:5 — (BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD) is out.
16:17 — (OF HEAVEN) is out.
20:9 — (GOD OUT OF) is out. Fire came from-
20:12 — (GOD 15 CHANGED TO THRONE)
21:24 — (OF THEM WHICH ARE SAVED) is out. Nations-
This is the Creed of the Alexandrian Cult
by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman
1. There is no final authority but God.
2. Since God is a Spirit, there is no final authority that can be seen, heard, read, felt, or handled.
3. Since all books are material, there is no book on this earth that is the final and absolute authority on what is right and what is wrong: what constitutes truth and what constitutes error.
4. There WAS a series of writings one time which, IF they had all been put into a BOOK as soon as they were written the first time, WOULD HAVE constituted an infallible and final authority by which to judge truth and error.
5. However, this series of writings was lost, and the God who inspired them was unable to preserve their content through Bible-believing Christians at Antioch (Syria), where the first Bible teachers were (Acts 13:1) and where the first missionary trip originated (Acts 13:1-52), and where the word Â“ChristianÂ” originated (Acts 11:26).
6. So, God chose to ALMOST preserve them through Gnostics and philosophers from Alexandria, Egypt, even though God called His Son OUT of Egypt (Matthew 2), Jacob OUT of Egypt (Genesis 49), Israel OUT of Egypt (Exodus 15), and JosephÂ’s bones OUT of Egypt (Exodus 13).
7. So, there are two streams of Bibles: the most accurate—though, of course, there is no final, absolute authority for determining truth and error: it is a matter of Â“preferenceÂ”—are the Egyptian translations from Alexandria, Egypt, which are Â“almost the originals,Â” although not quite.
8. The most inaccurate translations were those that brought about the German Reformation (Luther, Zwingli, Boehler, Zinzendorf, Spener, etc.) and the worldwide missionary movement of the English-speaking people: the Bible that Sunday, Torrey, Moody, Finney, Spurgeon, Whitefield, Wesley, and Chapman used.
9. But we can Â“tolerateÂ” these if those who believe in them will tolerate US. After all, since there is NO ABSOLUTE AND FINAL AUTHORITY that anyone can read, teach, preach, or handle, the whole thing is a matter of Â“PREFERENCE.Â” You may prefer what you prefer, and we will prefer what we prefer; let us live in peace, and if we cannot agree on anything or everything, let us all agree on one thing:
THERE IS NO FINAL, ABSOLUTE, WRITTEN AUTHORITY OF GOD,
ANYWHERE ON THIS EARTH!
Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
DID YOU GET THAT?
If you don’t know Jesus Christ, you don’t know God!
If you don’t know Jesus Christ, God doesn’t know you!
John 14:5-7 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Jesus saith unto him,
I AM THE WAY,
THE TRUTH, and
COMETH UNTO THE FATHER,
BUT BY ME.
If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and
HIM THAT COMETH TO ME
I WILL IN NO WISE CAST OUT.