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By Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada
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Nothing is new today. Just as the Trojans were woefully deceived by the warring Greek armies, who used a gift horse to conquer them—so is the New International Version (NIV) a Trojan Horse filled with deceit and lies waiting to destroy you!

"Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness." - 2 Peter 3:17

Notice that in 2 Peter 3:17 above, the Bible calls those that corrupt the Bible wicked! The word "stedfastness" in verse 17 means to be doctrinally sound in the Christian faith. The wicked people who put the NIV together were not doctrinally sound. In fact, they readily admit this in the preface to the NIV. Look for yourself. They state that they wanted to publish a new Bible that was free of any sectarian bias (i.e., that wouldn't offend any particular religious group).

So they got everybody together, compromised the Word of God, and published a Bible that satisfied each group. Of course, there were no blood-washed, born-again, Christ-honoring, Hell-fire and damnation, Sin-hating, soul-winning believers invited. Their stated main purpose was not to preserve the truth; but rather, to publish a translation that was non-offensive to the participating religious denominations (i.e., widely marketable).

The NIV is as ecumenical as you can get (i.e., they all set aside their doctrinal differences in sinful compromise to further one-world religious unity). Biblically, God commands us to be divided by truth, rather than be united by error (2 Corinthians 6:14-17). The Word of God magnifies TRUTH; whereas, the devil's crowd magnifies UNITY.

Something's Missing1

Do you have any idea how many things were removed from the Bible by the NIV authors? Hundreds of words, phrases, and even entire Bible verses were removed from the Word of God by the NIV authors. Whereas the King James Bible mentions the "Godhead" three times, the NIV has completely removed the word. You won't find the word "propitiation" in the NIV either. In fact, all of the following words have been removed from the Bible by the NIV authors: regeneration, mercyseat, Calvary, remission, Jehovah, immutable, omnipotent, Comforter, Holy Ghost, quickened, infallible, et cetera.

One of the most blasphemous omissions in the NIV is in John 3:16 where Jesus is no longer proclaimed as the “only begotton Son of God.” The NIV authors removed the word "begotten" from John 3:16. How in the name of truth and justice could any professed Christian use the NIV? Yet, it's the most popular bible version sold on the market today.

The NIV translators removed 64,576 words as compared to the King James Bible! Words are very important! God put “every Word” there for a reason, i.e., so we could live by them! Matthew 4:4, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” If I am to live for God, then I need an “every Word” Bible.

Modern Bibles are corrupt and; therefore, produce corrupt teachings. Just the fact that the NIV translators completely removed the critically important Word, “GODHEAD” from Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20 and Colossians 2:9 is reason enough to run away from the NIV as fast as you can.

That's not all that the NIV authors took out of the Bible. The word "sodomite" is completely gone, as is the words: fornication, trucebreakers, winebibbers, carnal, slothful, unthankful, effeminate, backbiting, vanity, lasciviousness, whoredom, devils, Lucifer, damnation, brimstone, and the bottomless pit.

It's not surprising that the word “sodomite” is completely gone, when you learn that an open unrepentant homosexual, Dr. Marten Woudstra (now deceased), was the chairman of the Old Testament committee. Why would any truly born-again believer who loves Jesus Christ use a corrupted Bible that caters to the homosexual agenda?

All these words in the King James Bible have been stricken from the NIV. We ought to call it the H.I.V., because it's more deadly than the AIDS virus. 2 Timothy 2:15 (the namesake of this site) instructs each believer to "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." Well, the NIV removes the word "study" from this verse.

To no surprise, Paul's admonition against "science falsely so called" in 1 Timothy 6:20 is gone too, and there are no longer any fables to avoid. Of the 54 times "hell" is mentioned in the King James Bible, the NIV reduces it down to 14 times. The King James Bible states in 1 Timothy 3:16 that "..God was manifest in the flesh..."; but the NIV waters it down by changing "God" to "He".  In Philippians 2:6 of the NIV Jesus is no longer "in the form of God"; but rather, "being in very nature God" could not grasp equality with God.

What Does the NIV, the Satanic Bible, and Gay Sex Have in Common?1

The New International Bible (NIV) is the most popular Bible version today. What Zondervan Publishers won't dare tell you is that they are owned by Harper Collins, who also publishes The Satanic Bible and The Joy of Gay Sex. Doesn't it seem odd to anyone with a love for Christ that the world's largest Bible publisher (Zondervan) is owned by the same company, HarperCollins, that publishes The Satanic Bible and The Joy of Gay Sex.

Every pastor and Christian using the NIV are supporting these publications indirectly. Furthermore, the Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation comes from the same Greek manuscripts as does the NIV! The Jehovah's Witnesses' Interlinear Greek New Testament is based upon the corrupt Greek of Westcott and Hort, openly admitted in front of the publication. By the way, the owner of the exclusive printing rights to the NIV, Rupert Murdoch, was just made a Knight by the Pope. Murdoch had put the NIV under the same umbrella as the TV Guide, which he also owned.

The New International PER-Version2

Jeremiah 23:36, " have perverted the words of the living God, of the Lord of hosts our 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!

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 continue reading - get the NIV and check it as you read below.

The NIV Perverts the Deity of Jesus Christ!2

I Timothy 3:16 is the clearest verse in the Bible proclaiming that Jesus Christ is God. The King James Bible (KJV) reads, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh..." The King James says, plainly, "God was manifest in the flesh". The NIV reads, "He appeared in the flesh". The NIV "twists" "God" to "He". "He appeared in the flesh"? So What? Everyone has "appeared in the flesh"! "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 nonsense!

Philippians 2:6 in the KJV 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 used to his own advantage;". The NIV again subtly perverts the deity of Jesus Christ!

Note: In the interest of fairness the NIV in John 1:18 says, "No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and[a] is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known."
a. John 1:18 Some manuscripts but the only Son, who

The NIV Perverts the Virgin Birth of Jesus!2

Luke 2:33: The King James Bible reads, "And Joseph and his mother marveled 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!2

Colossians 1:14: The KJV reads, "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:" The NIV reads, "In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

The NIV removes the precious words "through his blood"! 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!2

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!2

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..."

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, " 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!

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!2

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 the ministry!

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 is Owned and Bound2

Isn't it 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!2

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!2

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 KJV reads, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!..." The NIV reads, "How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn..." The NIV change "Lucifer" to "morning star".

Isn't the Lord Jesus Christ 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 clearly and blatantly makes Lucifer -- The Lord Jesus Christ! And some 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 Hell!2

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 NIV!

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 removes the word "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!2

Luke 11:2-4: The KJV 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 us 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 "Taketh Away" 17 Verses!2

Wonderful and precious verses like:

Matthew 18:11: "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.".
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 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 16:9-20." 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!2

Don't look for the mercyseat in the NIV!
Don't look for Jehovah in the NIV!
Don't look for the Godhead in the NIV!

The NIV removes wonderful Bible terms like remission, regeneration, impute, propitiation, new testament and many others!

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 away!

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 Bible!

In case you think it's insignificant words like thee and thou? The NIV removes major portions of at least 147 verses!

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 adultery."
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 lots"
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 glorified"
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 God." 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 seriously think the Lord Jesus Christ (the Word made flesh John 1:14) does not know Duet. 8:3?

The Lies Used to Promote the NIV2

LIE #1: The NIV "just" updates the "archaic" words and makes it "easier to understand". Nothing is "really changed.
FACT: The NIV denys the deity of Jesus Christ; the virgin birth; glorifies Satan; openly lies; removes 17 complete verses and 64,576 words!

LIE #2: The NIV is easier to read and understand.
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 KJV 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 percent of all readings agree with the King James Bible!

LIE #4: The NIV is more accurate.
FACT: The KJV 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..."


Why would you want an NIV bible that removes the word "begotten" from John 3:16, removes the name "Jesus" in 38 places, completely removes the word "Godhead" from the Bible, completely removes the word "sodomite" from the Bible, removes the word "hell" 40 times, and changes every mention of people "worshipping" Jesus to a mere "knelt"?

Proverb 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 words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Jeremiah 26:2, “...all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word.

1 John 3:8, “...For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

The King James Bible is the gold standard in translations. King James commanded, and received, an accurate translations true to the original Hebrew and Greek. As noted above, most modern Bible translations attack the deity of Jesus and otherwise attempt to defame him (e.g. virgin birth, etc.) See some problem texts in some of the more popular bible translations here.


1 Why Would Anyone Use The NIV?, David J. Stewart [Backup]
2 New international PERVersion, Dr. Terry Watkins [Backup]