Fifty Biblical Teachings and Doctrines Affected in the English Standard Version

 

By Dr. Ken Matto

 

One of the most egregious lies told to people is that “the modern versions do not affect any doctrine or cardinal teachings in Scripture.”  I am going to openly show what a false  statement that is and how the English Standard Version (ESV) is one of the most corrupt counterfeit Bibles on the market and yet is so revered by many Christians simply because they were told by their pastor it is an accurate version and the sorry thing is, that Christians will not investigate anything except what has to do with money.  If you use an ESV because your pastor says to use it and you refuse to check it out for deficiencies, then you are a traitor to the cause of Christ.  Here are 50 attacks on both doctrine and teachings by the ESV.  If you can look at these attacks and still use the ESV then you are a lost cause.

 

Unless noted all Scripture quotations are from the King James Bible (KJB).

 

(1) Angels – Matthew 25:31

(KJB) When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

 

(ESV) “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.

 

Here is an attack upon the doctrine of angels.  In this verse we are seeing that when Christ returns to earth on the last day he will be bringing all his holy angels with him.  The word “holy” is omitted.  Remember there are also the angels that sided with Satan and are not holy.  By this omission the distinction between the holy and unholy angels is missing plus angels coming from Heaven will be holy unto the Lord.

 

(2) Virgin Birth of Christ – Matthew 1:25; Luke 2:33

(KJB) And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (Matthew 1:25)

 

(KJB) And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.  (Luke 2:33)

 

(ESV)  but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus. (Matthew 1:25

 

(ESV) And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. (Luke 2:33)

 

In Matthew 1:25 we a very important word missing in the ESV and that is “firstborn.”  Jesus was the firstborn son of Mary which means that he was born of the virgin.  Mary had other sons and daughters who were of Joseph.  Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.  (Mark 6:3)  The ESV omits firstborn and replaces it with “a” which means it could have been any of the other sons.  The word “firstborn” is a specific word pointing to the fact that Jesus was the only one who was born of Mary while she was a virgin.  The others were born the natural way.

 

In Luke 2:33 we see an appalling replacement.  In the KJB we read the name “Joseph” as he was associated with Mary but in the ESV it is replaced with “father” making Joseph the biological father of Jesus which means that Jesus had the sin nature passed down to him through Joseph.  If Jesus had the sin nature then he was disqualified for being the Saviour because he was as sinful as the rest of us.

 

(3) The Purity and Sinless nature of Jesus – Luke 2:22

(KJB) Jesus had to be purified because he had sin  And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord

 

(ESV) And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

 

Here is another attack on the purity of Jesus Christ.  In Leviticus 12 we read the ceremony behind this.  When a woman gave birth to a male, she was to be unclean for 8 days and then an additional 33 days and after that she was to bring a sin offering to the temple which could have been a lamb or even a pigeon.  Then the priest would offer it before the LORD and she would then be purified.  This is exactly how it is written in the KJB but when we look at the ESV, we see that the sin offering was for both of them implying that Jesus had sin and had to have a sin offering on his behalf also.  This is a serious indictment against the purity and sinless nature of Christ.  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  (Hebrews 4:15) 

 

(4) Jesus made out to be a Liar – John 7:8

(KJB) Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.

 

(ESV) You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come.”

 

The Feast of Tabernacles was taking place and it lasted 7 days.  Jesus’ brethren were going up to the feast but he did not go at that time but attended a little later.  Many were awaiting the arrival of Jesus and were looking for him at the feast.  In the KJB Jesus states that he was not going up yet to the feast so his brethren went on ahead of him and we read in John 7:10 we read the Jesus di go the feast later.  But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.  (John 7:10)  If you look at the ESV you will see that it states plainly that Jesus said “he was not going up to the feast” which means that Jesus had lied to his brethren.  This is another indictment against the pure nature of the Lord Jesus Christ making him a sinner in the ESV.

 

(5) Bodily Resurrection of Christ – Acts 2:30

(KJB) Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

 

(ESV) Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne,

 

(KJB) And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. {13} He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. (2 Samuel 7:12-13)

 

The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. (Psalm 132:11)

 

By removing “according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ” the translators violate the Scriptures in three ways. First, they once again remove the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by doing that they remove the specific name of the one that was to fulfill the prophecy found in the above two verses. The Lord Jesus Christ is the one who fulfilled the prophecy and promise that God made to David. Secondly, they have removed another reference to the bodily resurrection, “…he would raise up Christ” indicates a reference to the resurrection when the Lord Jesus Christ would rise from the dead, ascend into Heaven and then take His rightful place as the eternal king of the body of Christ, of which David was a member. Thirdly, they remove a reference to the incarnation of Christ, “…according to the flesh.” This verse teaches that Christ did not appear as some type of Spirit but came in the flesh according to the prophecy of many Scriptures. By removing these nine words, the modern versions have attacked and removed three cardinal doctrines of the Christian Faith and they attacked, once again, the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the head of the church. Of course, the second century Gnostics did not believe that Christ was God come in the flesh so they removed this reference to him and the modern translators have followed the same line of thinking because if they disagree with the Gnostics, then they would have left the verse intact, but they didn’t.

 

(6) Deity of Christ – John 3:13; 8:59; 9:35

(KJB) And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.  (John 3:13)

 

(KJB) Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.  (John 8:59)

 

(KJB) Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?  (John 9:35)

 

(ESV) No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. (John 3:13)

 

(ESV)  So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple. (John 8:59)

 

(ESV) Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” (John 9:35)

 

In John 3:13 we read about the omnipresence of the Lord Jesus Christ which is an attribute of God alone for no mere human can be in two places at once, yet here we have a straight teaching that Jesus was both on earth and in Heaven at the same time.  When we come to the ESV we see that the phrase “which is in heaven” has been omitted which omits one of the greatest allusions to the deity of Christ showing that he is indeed God on earth.

 

In John 8:59 Jesus ended his declaration that he was God.  Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.  (John 8:58)  Jesus was the “Great I Am” of Sinai and the Jews wanted to stone him for claiming the tile of “I Am” which the Jews would have been very familiar with.  Since they believed that Jesus was committing blasphemy by equating himself with God, they picked up stones and were ready to stone him.  Then in verse 59 we read a miracle had occurred and that was Jesus went through the midst of the crowd and then passed by them and went on his way.  There was no way that Jesus could have walked through a crowd which was ready to stone him and they not see him unless the people had been intentionally blinded to him.  This was a miracle by Jesus that no one noticed him especially when they had all picked up stones to stone him.  When we come to the ESV, that miracle has been omitted and just shows Jesus hiding himself and then somehow sneaking out of the temple.  Without a miracle, there would have been no way Jesus could have escaped the murderous crowd.

 

In John 9:35 we read Jesus meeting up with the man whom Jesus gave back his sight and found out that he was ejected from the Temple.  Jesus comes to him and asks if he believes in the Son of God?  For only God could restore someone’s sight and not a mere man.  In the ESV we read that “God” has been changed to “Man” which means he asked the man if he believed in the Son of Man.  It was God who made the blind man see but the Gnostics did not believe that Christ was God so they removed his name and replaced it with Man.  Then in John 9:38, the man worshipped Jesus but as a man and not God.  And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.  (John 9:38)  The worship of man is forbidden by the scriptures.  Here is a good example of Jesus rejecting the title of Good Master.

 

{17} And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?  {18} And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.  (Mark 10:17-18)  So why would Jesus reject that title?  The reason is that this man was looking at Jesus as a man and not God.  Jesus is a Good Master but if you only see him as a human teacher, then you are glorifying man.  If you see him as a divine teacher, God incarnate, then you are worshipping correctly.

 

(7) Christ’s Mission – Matthew 18:11

(KJB) For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

 

(ESV) Omitted

 

Here we have a plain declaration as to why Christ came to earth and that was to die for this sins of his people.  Until a person becomes saved they are lost and Christ came to save the lost.  The ESV omits this very important declaration of the mission of Christ.  The ESV includes the same verse in Luke 19:10 yet removes it in Matthew.  This shows you the subtle removal of doctrinal teachings slowly so the Christians will not be aware of the removal as they are done in small deletions.

 

(8) The Incarnation of Christ – 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 4:3

(KJB) And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.  (1 Timothy 3:16)

 

(KJB) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.  (1 John 4:3)

 

(ESV) Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh,  vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations,  believed on in the world, taken up in glory. (1 Timothy 3:16)

 

(ESV)  and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. (1 John 4:3)

 

In 1 Timothy 3:16 we have a declaration of the incarnation of Christ as God in the flesh.  There can be no doubt as who this is speaking about since the other phrases that follow in that verse are speaking directly about Christ.  The early church fathers have given evidence that “God” was definitely in the original writings.

 

Ignatius lived from 35AD to 108AD and says:  "God Himself being manifested in human form"

Gregory of Nyssa lived from 335AD to 395AD, and says:  "Whose are the fathers, and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, Who is over all, God blessed for ever ," and writing to his disciple Titus, "According to the appearing of Jesus Christ the great God and our Saviour," and to Timothy, proclaims in plain terms, "God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit ."

John Chrysostom lived from 347AD to 407AD, and he says: "And wonder not that Paul saith in another place, "God was manifested in the Flesh"

Theodoret of Cyrus lived from 393AD to 460AD, and he says: "The divine apostle, writing to Timothy, also says “without controversy great is the mystery of godliness. God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”    (Thanks to a good friend Thomas Golda for these 4 quotes)

 

1 Timothy 3:16 is one of the most clearest teachings on the incarnation of Christ and His Deity. The Gnostics had removed “theos” (God) which is a noun and changed it to “Hos”, which is a pronoun. This is a glaring attack upon the Lord Jesus Christ by removing the fact that He was and is God, and specifically as God being the Savior. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. (Isaiah 43:11)

 

If Christ, as God, did not die upon that cross for His children, then we are still in our sins. For no mere man can die for another and have their sins removed, for who will remove the sins of the one sacrificing himself? Sinner cannot redeem sinner!

 

By removing the name of God, in reference to the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ, the authors of the modern versions are admitting their books are not from God but from Antichrist, who is Satan himself. They are not confessing that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, which makes these counterfeit versions, as rooted in Satan and not in God. Christians must begin to realize that these modern versions are not the Bible and will not yield any fruit in the lives of any Christian or church which uses them. In fact, if we use a version which is hostile to biblical truth, we are, in essence, in rebellion against God, simply because we are accepting the false teachings in the false versions and some Christians go so far as to defend these Gnostic books, simply because they refuse to do any research into the versions they use. They will research the stock market for investments, yet their spiritual life seems very unimportant to them.

 

There is a the footnote in the original 1881 Revised Version, which also appears verbatim in the American Standard Version of 1901, which claims that “God” appearing in this verse “rests on no sufficient ancient evidence.” This is probably one of the biggest lies attached to these versions. The truth is that “God” is missing from only 4 of the manuscripts. Of course, the main one that “God” is missing from is Aleph (Sinaiticus). The word “God” is found in over 300 cursives (manuscripts written in script) and many lectionaries. “Theos” in these lectionaries goes back as far as the first century with Ignatius who died around 110 A.D. Lectionaries were used by the church for Bible lessons. This means that “God” was in the original manuscripts but was removed by Satan’s intellects in Alexandria and the horror of it is that the modern scholar agrees wholeheartedly with Satan’s 2nd century intellects. If your Bible reduces the Lord Jesus Christ to a mere man, then you do not have the Bible, you have an inferior imposter.

 

1 John 4:3 has been affected in two major ways. First, they remove the name of “Christ” which is the title for the Lord Jesus. Then they remove the portion of text which deals with His incarnation. One of the major tests of a true believer is their firm belief in the incarnation of Christ. Anyone can say that they believe that Jesus is from God. You do not even need to acknowledge Him as God’s Son. You can just view Him as a prophet, a good teacher, a good man or any way you want and still say He came from God. Herein lies the great deception. There are countless millions who see Christ as just a prophet or good man and by doing this they think they are in right relationship with God. The importance of the incarnation cannot be over-stressed because the Son of God left His Throne in heaven and took on a human body to die for the sins of the Elect. If one does not believe this, then they are not of God as the rest of the verse teaches. The Gnostics did not believe that anything holy could ever exist in human flesh and therefore they completely deny any belief in the incarnation of the Son of God. They also disbelieve the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in a true believer. This unbelief of the Gnostics has been carried through to the modern versions of Scripture. It is so sad that the Bible which is written about the Lord Jesus Christ should so vilify Him in the modern versions and what compounds it is that the majority of Christians accept them as real Bibles.

 

Gnostic teaching did not allow for any deity to dwell in sinful flesh, so they removed the name of God and changed it to “He” in 1 Timothy 3:16, which can now make room to substitute anyone else’s name. The problem here is that this attack is answered by another verse of Scripture. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1 John 4:3)  We looked at 1 John 4:3 in the ESV and you will see a pattern emerge. What is missing from that verse? The part about Jesus coming in the flesh! Do you see the underlying spirit of Satan which permeates these modern versions? They remove “God” in 1 Timothy 3:16 and so no one will question it, they remove the reference of Christ coming in the flesh in 1 John 4:3. It is a shame that so many churches and Christians are doing the work of Satan by proliferating these evil books under the name of Christianity.

 

(9) Two Gods – John 1:18

(KJB) No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

 

(ESV) No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

 

The Bible teaches plainly that we worship one God in three persons as shown plainly in the KJB which reveals two of the personages of the Trinity in this verse.  The ESV shows us there are two Gods in Heaven and not one.  It shows there is the only God who is at the Father’s side.  My question is since they are using a direct article “the,” who is the Father if the only God is at his side?  Do you see how confusing and biblically erroneous that is?  There are not two Gods but only one God in three distinct persons, one is the Father, one is the Son, and one is the Holy Spirit as stated in the KJB.

 

(10) Doctrine of the Trinity – 1 John 5:7

(KJB) For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

 

(ESV) For there are three that testify:

 

1 John 5:7 is probably the clearest example of the teaching of the Trinity.  All three of the persons of the Godhead are mentioned.  It also states that all three persons are one which means there is unity of essence between the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  If you notice the ESV omits the teaching part of this verse simply because the Gnostics did not believe in the trinity.  The ESV makes no sense the way this verse is translated.  It states there are three that testify.  Who are the three?  What are the three?  It completely removes the teaching of the Trinity.  There are three sets of verses below which give a well-defined teaching on the trinity so there is no reason why it should be omitted from the ESV.  John Calvin in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (mid 16th Century) in Book 3, Chapter 1, section 1 mentions 1 John 5:7-8 without any doubt.  Tertullian (155-220 A.D.) quotes 1 John 5:7.  If it does not exist, then how could he quote it?  The ESV rendering is just another attack on a cardinal doctrine of Christianity.

 

{16} And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:  {17} And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  (Matthew 3:16-17)

 

{10} And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:  {11} And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  (Mark 1:10-11)

 

And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.  (Luke 3:22)

 

(11) Doctrine of Hell – Mark 9:44-46

(KJB) {44} Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.  {45} And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:  {46} Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

 

(ESV) {44} Omitted {45} And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. {46} Omitted

 

As you can read the ESV rejects the teaching of hell.  It omits two verses which are very strong in its teaching on the nature of hell.  Mark 9:44 & 46 are quotations from Isaiah 66:24.  And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.  (Isaiah 66:24)  By omitting the verses in Mark the ESV is rejecting the teaching of Scripture.  The Gnostics and the modern theologians do not believe in a literal Hell, so they have removed these verses.  The worm can allude to the unfulfilled desires the unbeliever had on earth or it may be an instrument of pain inflicted upon those in hell for eternity.  The Mark 9:44-46 verses all state that the fire will never be quenched, that is, there will be no end to the torment.  In verse 45, the ESV omits the part about the fire never being quenched which means its translators did not believe in hell either.

 

(12) Eternality of Christ – Micah 5:2

(KJB) But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

 

(ESV) But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.

 

Here we have a prophecy about the coming of Messiah.  Micah had prophesied between 750-700 B.C.  If you notice the last two words in the verse in the KJB it states “from everlasting” which means from eternity.  In the ESV, it states “from ancient days” which denies the fact that Christ was eternal in nature.  If we follow the thinking of the ESV on this verse then Christ would have to have been at the minimum 750 years old when he first appeared in Jerusalem which is a rejection of the virgin birth.  If we take it from another angle, then we would have to assume Christ died sometimes in the past on earth and in time and was resurrected to live again and then enter Bethlehem but this would also show a rejection of the virgin birth.  When we read the KJB, we read that Christ was from everlasting and then comparing scripture with scripture we read in Galatians 4:4: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,  (Galatians 4:4)  When the fulness of time came God sent forth his Son into the womb of Mary.  The KJB teaching is correct and the ESV teaching is an egregious error which must be rejected.

 

(13) Doctrine of the Second Coming – Matthew 25:13

(KJB) Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

 

(ESV) Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

 

The Lord Jesus Christ warns his church that we will never know the day nor the hour of his return and that means the church needs to be busy in the Lord’s work and that we must be vigilant in our personal lives to remain faithful.  The KJB tells us plainly we do not know when the Lord Jesus will return.  The ESV has completely omitted that plain statement and ends the verse that we don’t know the day nor the hour.  The day or the hour for what?  This is another open ended random verse in the ESV which makes no sense because you don’t know what to watch for or why.  God wrote the Bible in specifics for our benefit and not in forcing us to make assumptions.

 

(14) The Truthfulness of God – Titus 1:2

(KJB) In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

 

(ESV)  in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

 

Here we have an attack upon the truthful nature of God.  The KJB states that God cannot lie.  The word “cannot” as used in the King James Bible is the Greek word “apseudês” which has a specific meaning of “free from falsehood, truthful.” It is used only once in the New Testament. It conveys the fact that God is absolutely free from any and all falsehood and as a result, He cannot lie. The words “can and cannot” are words of ability. This means that He does not have the ability to lie. The Greek word should never be translated “never lies” because these English words convey that “lying” is optional and that God chooses not to lie, leaving Him the ability to lie. Let me use an illustration. I will use myself as the subject. Ken has trouble with his legs and therefore cannot run. Modern usage-Ken has trouble with his legs and therefore never runs. Do you see the major difference? My leg problems make it impossible for me to run, it does not give me a choice. Once again the ESV leaves a confusing thought instead of a definite truth like the King James Bible does in this verse.

 

(15) Doctrine of Heaven – Hebrews 10:34

(KJB) For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.  (Hebrews 10:34)

 

(ESV) For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. (Hebrews 10:34)

 

Here we read that the writer to the Hebrews, which I believe is Paul, states that some believers had compassion on him while he was in prison.  The ESV turns that into another generic statement that they had compassion on those in prison.  Paul is making it personal that their kindness was directed at him.  Then he tells them that they joyfully accepted the spoiling of their goods because in Heaven they have an enduring substance which is eternal life where no evil will ever again affect them.  The ESV omits the fact that Heaven is the eternal bode of the believer and once again leaves a question as to what that possession is and where it is.  It seems the ESV rejects both Heaven and Hell.

 

(16) Doctrine of Holiness – 1 Peter 1:16

(KJB) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

 

(ESV) since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

 

This a very subtle change to the text because in the King James Bible the verse is a command for the believer to be holy and the moment a person becomes saved they are made holy. The modern versions abolish that command and make it a future tense as if God does not require holiness of his children in the present. God expects a change of living from the profane to the holy as soon as a person becomes saved, not at some future date. He expects us to grow in holiness and not grow unto it, a very big difference.

 

(17) Doctrine of the Holy Spirit – 1 Peter 1:22

(KJB) Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

 

(ESV) Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

 

The corruption is where the Greek words (dia pneumatos) has been removed. These words are translated “through the Spirit” which is a reference to the Holy Spirit. This deletion attacks the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a true believer. By removing this phrase it makes it look like a person has the ability to obey God on their own, without the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit. The fact is that if a person does not have the Holy Spirit indwelling them, they are unsaved. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (Romans 8:9)  The Romans verse confirms that if a person does not have the Holy Spirit living in them, they do not belong to Christ. The only way a person can ever be obedient to the truth is when the Holy Spirit is dwelling in them. In other words, we see a very important tenet of salvation being omitted here. No person, who is in the flesh, can ever please God. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:8) Therefore, when the Gnostics removed this portion of the verse, they were keeping in line with their disbelief of a spirit world, especially the Holy Spirit. Their idea of salvation is to be pumped up with more and more knowledge and the modern church is being destroyed one degree at a time.

 

(18) The Deity of Christ the Judge – Revelation 20:12

(KJB) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

 

(ESV) And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.

 

For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: (John 5:22) In John 5:22, we read that the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ will be the one who will be doing all the judging. When we look at Matthew 25:31-46, we see that all nations of the world are gathered before the Lord Jesus Christ. When the Gnostics removed “God” from Revelation 20:12, they took away the identification of the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. 20:12 states that God is going to be the Judge and when we compare that to other Scriptures, we see that the Lord Jesus is the judge and that means that Revelation 20:12 is calling Him “God.” When they remove the name “God” and replace it with the word “throne” it removes the reality of the Deity of Christ and the fact that He is the judge of all mankind. This is another attack on the Lord Jesus Christ as Deity and removes His name from final events of Earth’s history. The word “God” was changed to “the throne” without any explanation given but was no doubt another Gnostic corruption based on their belief system.  The ESV takes the specific judge as Jesus Christ and replaces him with a generic throne plus they do not even state who the judge is.

 

(19) Christ as Creator – Ephesians 3:9

(KJB) And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

 

(ESV) and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things,

 

Like many verses which are corrupted in the modern versions, this one also is an attack on the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. This verse speaks of the Lord Jesus Christ as partaking of the creation of all things. A footnote on John 9:38 in the Unitarian 1901 ASV tries to convey that the Lord Jesus is a created being. However, the true Bible teaches that the Lord Jesus is the Creator. Ephesians 3:9 speaks of the “fellowship of the mystery.” Ephesians 3:4 tells us who that mystery is: Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ (Ephesians 3:4) Ephesians 5:32 gives further understanding of the mystery:) This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:32)

 

When the ESV removes the words “by Christ Jesus,” they are removing the essence of this verse. The Lord Jesus Christ is as much the Creator as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (Colossians 1:16) God has withheld the mystery until the time of the Lord Jesus Christ since Christ was the mystery. God created all things by Jesus Christ and to remove this portion from the verse is to attack the attribute of Creator from the Lord Jesus Christ, thus denying His deity since only God can create ex nihilo. The Gnostics would have attacked this verse since they disbelieved that Jesus was deity and the Son of God. 1900 years later, modern theologians and publishers are still attacking the person of the Lord Jesus Christ with the same ferocity as their second century counterparts did.  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  (Genesis 1:26) Genesis 1:26 speaks about plurality among the Godhead discussing the creation of man.

 

(20) Teaching on Wisdom – 1 Corinthians  2:4

(KJB) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

 

(ESV) and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

 

Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: (1 Corinthians 2:6) One of the great gifts which God gives every true believer is the wisdom of God Himself. In this  verse, we have another confusing situation. The ESV omits the word “man’s” when speaking about the wisdom which we are not to use when we bring the Gospel. The ESV makes it sound like we are not to use any wisdom. 1 Corinthians 2:6 above teaches us that we are to use the wisdom of God whenever we bring the Gospel. The wisdom of man likes to adulterate the gospel with many worldly teachings such as psychology, sociology, or other man made disciplines which neutralize the true Gospel. That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:5) Our faith is not to stand or abide in the wisdom of man but the power of God which is the unadulterated Gospel. When the Gospel is not mixed with anything worldly, it is the power of God unto salvation. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16) This is why the ESV confuses the issue concerning wisdom. We must use the wisdom of God and not the wisdom of man. This distinction is lost in the ESV.

 

(21) Doctrine of Repentance – Matthew 9:13

(KJB) But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

 

(ESV) Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

 

When the Lord Jesus came to earth, he came to call sinners to repentance, that is, to salvation. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; (2 Timothy 2:25) The King James Bible makes no bones about who is being called and for what purpose. The ESV omits the fact that the Lord is calling people to salvation. This, of course, plays right into the belief system of the Gnostics who disbelieved that Jesus was God in the flesh and therefore could call no one to repentance or salvation. However, the truth coming from the King James Bible refutes the fact that Jesus was just a good teacher and that He was divinely able to call sinners to repentance aka salvation. Once again the King James Bible does not leave us wondering why Jesus was calling the sinners. In the ESV, you could take this verse to mean that the sinners were being called for dinner or for some other reason than salvation.

 

(22) Deity of Christ – Revelation 1:11

(KJB) Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

 

(ESV) saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

 

I want you to notice something interesting, In the New American Bible of the Roman Catholic Church except for the word “now” in the NAB, the rendering is identical. “which said: "Write on a scroll what you now see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."  How’s that for collusion with Catholicism? The highlighted section in the Textus Receptus Greek is the part which is left out of the modern versions undergirded by the Westcott-Hort Alexandrian Text of 1881. In the Greek NT of the United Bible Societies 4th Edition, which I have in my possession, there is not even a notation as to why this was omitted. This section is omitted in the Sinaiticus and is completely omitted in the Vaticanus, in fact, the entire book of Revelation is omitted in the Vaticanus. After all, if your church was labeled the Great Whore in that book and the leader of that church called the Antichrist, wouldn’t you want to leave it out too?

 

The part which is left out of Revelation 1:11 witnesses to the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ plus it shows His eternality. Gnostic influence disbelieves the reality of eternal life so here too they chopped up another divine title of the Lord Jesus in an attempt to make Him just a mere man. This portion of Scripture shows that everything begins with the Lord Jesus Christ and ends with Him.

 

In fact, the Hebrew manuscript which underlies the King James Version is the 1525 Bomberg Edition of the Masoretic text also known as the Ben Chayyim text. That manuscript witnesses harmony with Revelation 1:11 in Micah 5:2 which we have previously looked at.

 

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2)

 

But notice how the Hebrew text in the modern versions witness to the eternality of the Lord Jesus. This is because in 1937 Rudolph Kittel changed the Hebrew text from the Ben Chayyim Text to the corrupted Ben Asher Text which they based on the Leningrad Manuscript dated 1008 AD (Older is better error). The ESV uses this corrupted Hebrew text and therefore differs from the reading in the KJB. In 1967/77 there was a revision of Kittel’s Biblia Hebraica which became known as the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia text. This new revision is also used in other modern versions such as the NIV and RSV which we see below. Notice how they change the everlasting character of the Lord Jesus to one who is within the confines of time.

 

(RSV) But you, O Bethlehem Eph'rathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. (Micah 5:2)

 

(NIV) "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. (Micah 5:2)

 

Notice how the King James Bible creates a beautiful witness to the everlasting nature of the Lord Jesus while the modern versions abort His eternal testimony in Revelation 1:11 and Micah 5:2. Yet, pastors all over this country and around the world insist these modern versions are more accurate than the KJB. With such exponential stupidity in the pulpits of the churches, no wonder they are switching Gods from the Everlasting God to apostate men. When these megalomaniac pastors start taking their calling seriously and bring their churches back to the real word of God in the KJB, then the churches will once again be a place of power and reverence. When power is preached from the pulpits once again, the sodomites will fear the church instead of the church fearing them.

 

The alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek Alphabet. The phrase “first and last” is the definition of the alpha and omega. God is telling us that the Lord Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end. Both of these words are dealing with time since there is no beginning nor end in eternity, hence the term eternity. The Lord Jesus Christ was the creator of this world and universe, which envelops the word “beginning.” There is going to come a point in history where time will be no more. And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: (Revelation 10:6) This means the Lord Jesus, who created the world, will also bring the world and universe to an end at the time appointed from the foundation of the world. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. (Acts 17:31) I guess the Gnostics and the modern bible translators disbelieve that there is going to be an end to this world but the biggest disbelief they would have on this subject would be the end by the Lord Jesus Christ, since the Gnostics did not believe that Christ was God. And sadly the modern versions have perpetuated that belief.

 

(23) Doctrine of the Atonement – 1 John 3:5

(KJB) And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

 

(ESV) You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

 

One of the greatest errors taught in Christendom is that Christ went to the cross to pay for the sins of every human being that would ever live. Nowhere in Scripture do we read that He did this. If He did, then there would not be one unsaved person in the world today.

 

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

 

For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. (Matthew 13:15)

 

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: {13} Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)

 

I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. (John 17:9)

 

The way the ESV omits the word “our” it makes it look like Christ went to the cross to give universal salvation. However, when we look at the above verses closely, we will see that Christ came to pay for the sins of His people only. God applies the atonement to those who were named for salvation before the foundation of the world. (Rev. 13:8 & 17:8) This is why the King James Bible has it correct when it uses the word “our.” It shows the proper perspective on the sacrifice of Christ, that it was for His people that he died. “Our” shows us that it was for a specific group that Christ died and that was His Elect or else in John 17:9, why is he only praying for those that the Father gave Him and why isn’t He praying for the world? It is an important question which must be broached. The King James gives us the correct rendering as the ESV attempts to show a universal salvation which is not taught in Scripture.

 

(24) Doctrine of Eternal Punishment – 2 Peter 2:17

(KJB) These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

 

(ESV) These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved.

 

When we look at this verse, we immediately see what is under attack. It is the doctrine of Hell. Unbelievers will be spending an eternity in Hell and 2 Peter 2:17 speaks of the destination of the false teachers. It speaks of them spending an eternity in Hell which is symbolized by the phrase “to whom the mist of darkness is reserved forever.” The Gnostics who changed this verse obviously believed that Hell was a non-existent place and if it did exist, then there would be no one spending an eternity there. By the ESV removing the term “forever” they are attacking the doctrine of eternal punishment. By removing “forever” it can be misconstrued that those unbelievers will be in darkness only for a while and not forever. Just as the true believer has eternal life in Heaven, the unbeliever has eternal punishment in Hell.

 

(25) Doctrine of Confession – James 5:16

(KJB) Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 

(ESV)  Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

 

James 5:16 has been changed from “faults” to “sins” in the ESV. Hort and Westcott were both Roman Catholics and for them to change the wording to read “sins” gives credence to the Roman Catholic system of Confession. Nowhere in the Bible are we ever commanded to confess our sins to one another. We are to confess our sins to God for it is only He who can forgive sins based upon whether a person is truly saved. Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? (Mark 2:7) The Pharisees were absolutely correct in that only God can forgive sins. In the Roman Catholic system, there is a very false belief that the Priest can give absolution for sins, in other words, they believe they hold the power to forgive sins. The bigger question is who forgives the sins of the Priest?

 

The word for “faults” in the Greek is “paraptomata” which carries with it the meaning of “a misdeed, offence or a mishap.” It basically carries the meaning of referencing a subjective weakness of a person.” It does not necessarily mean a person is sinning. For example, a person may come upon a car accident and see blood and instead of getting involved, they remain in the car when they could have helped. Now they could not stand to see the sight of blood and that is where they have a weakness which caused them not to be involved because of their weakness in that area and that does not mean they are sinning.

 

The word which replaced “paraptomata” in the ESV is “hamartias” which is translated sin in the rest of the New Testament and it references a transgression of God’s law. It can be adultery, lying, stealing or any violation of God’s law and this is very different than a person having a weakness in a certain area. A person having a weakness in a certain area will not be the reason an unbeliever goes to hell but the transgression of God’s law will condemn a person eternally. This is a very important difference and shows how the ESV once again placates Roman Catholicism and proclaims a very false teaching.

 

(26) The Apostles Paul’s Mission – 2 Timothy 1:11

(KJB) Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

 

(ESV)  for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,

 

In many places in the Old Testament God had promised that the Gospel was going to be preached to the Gentiles. The Lord Jesus Christ even stated that the Gospel was going to the entire world. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)  At the time the Lord Jesus Christ made that statement, the Scriptures had been written for the Jews (yet applicable to all Christians) but when God saved the Apostle Paul, He made him the teacher of the Gentiles which became his primary ministry, especially concerning the founding of the churches in various areas. And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.  (Acts 18:6)

 

The Gentiles would continue the churches up until the last day and along with these churches was needed written guidance. The Apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, had penned 13 books of the Bible, 14 if you believe Paul wrote Hebrews. Those 13 books became the guidelines for Christian living, for church government, and discipline plus the guideline for the Lord’s Supper. When the section of the verse “of the Gentiles” is removed, it eradicates the part of the verse which is a specific fulfillment of the promise of God that the Gospel would be sent to the Gentiles and the appointment of the Apostle Paul as an Apostle and Teacher of the Gentiles is part of the fulfillment of God’s promise. Once again the ESV with their Jehovah’s Witness and Roman Catholic counterparts have attacked a vital doctrine of a promise of God to the Gentile world.

 

(27) Doctrine of Holiness – 1 Thessalonians 5:27

(KJB) I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

 

(ESV)  I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.

 

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: (Ephesians 1:4)

 

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; (Colossians 3:12)

 

One of the main results of true salvation is that it takes a sinner and makes them a holy person before God. True Christians are holy in the Lord. The ESV omits this fact in 1 Thessalonians 5:27. The KJB keeps it in plus it is also a reminder that there will also be false brethren in the church.  And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: (Galatians 2:4)  The true brethren are the ones in Christ who are made holy, but the false brethren are still in the kingdom of Satan. The ESV makes no distinction in this verse.  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:  (Hebrews 12:14)  Hebrews 12:14 states unequivocally that a person must be holy to see the Lord and that is why there is a distinction between the true brethren who are holy and the false brethren who are not.

 

(28) Doctrine of Christ – Philippians 4:13

(KJB) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

 

(ESV)  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 

Once again we see the name of Christ removed from the text. If you look at the Greek text, you will see the name “christos” exists. If you look at the Hort-Westcott text, you will see it has been removed and nothing was put in its place. It was just taken out without any reason given. Instead of the modern translators placing “Christ” back into the text, they replaced the proper name “Christ” with the pronoun “him.” By using the pronoun “him” anyone can place any specific false god or saint in there. A Roman Catholic might claim that St. Anthony strengthens them or a Hindu may claim Krishna strengthens them.  By removing the specific name of Christ from this passage, they remove the true revealed source of the believer’s strength and rob Christ of His glory within the body of Christ. Once again the ESV engenders confusion and makes itself agreeable to false religions, when they should be countering false religions.

 

(29) Doctrine of Salvation by Grace – Galatians 3:1

(KJB) O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

 

(ESV) O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified.

 

In the Galatian church, Paul had to chide the Christians because it seemed they have been bewitched. The word “bewitched” in the Greek carries with it the meaning of “to mislead by hypnotizing or fascinating.” These Galatians had the gospel presented to them in such an intense manner, no doubt by the Apostle Paul, that it was like Christ being crucified in their presence. These Galatians were not obeying the truth of the Gospel of Grace. Galatians brings forth the great battle between law and grace. The Judaizers had attempted to teach that a person must keep the law along with grace to effect salvation. No doubt the false teachers were very eloquent and had placed the Galatian church in some kind of stupor which caused them to drift from the truth of grace alone.

 

The Gnostics of the second century and the modern theologians are in agreement that grace and works should be mixed to receive salvation. This is why they omitted the part where the Galatians were not obeying the truth, the truth being the gospel of grace alone. There are new movements occurring today that claim you must have works added to grace to achieve your salvation. This is utter blasphemy since no works that anyone can do can help in any way to effect salvation. They are also teaching, by this method, that the sacrifice of Christ for His Elect was insufficient to effect salvation alone. The idea that one needs works to complete salvation is a completely false teaching and must be rejected.

 

Paul also chides them because their reception of the Gospel was so intense and clear that it was like Christ was crucified among them. This is how clear the Gospel of grace alone was given to them and they became corrupted with the Judaizers who taught they must keep the law too. The reason why “among you” was removed from the text is a mystery but it probably goes to the fact that the Galatian Christians received the Gospel in a very intense manner and Paul was driving home that fact. So in this verse we see an attack upon the Gospel of Grace alone.

 

(30) Numbers in Scripture – 1 Samuel 6:19

(KJB) And he smote the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter.

 

(ESV) And he struck some of the men of Beth-shemesh, because they looked upon the ark of the Lord. He struck seventy men of them, and the people mourned because the Lord had struck the people with a great blow.

 

The text states “shivim ish chamishim eleph ish” which translates literally “seventy men fifty thousand men.”  The ESV reduces the severity of looking into the Ark by omitting the fact that in addition to the seventy which perished, another fifty thousand perished.  Remember how God struck Uzzah when he steadied the Ark?  Remember when the Philistines took the Ark and placed it next to Dagon?  Dagon kept falling to the floor.  The Ark was a very holy symbol and was not to be touched by anyone.  Here God shows the severe penalty for men attempting to violate His holiness.  So the 50,000 number is definitely in the text but is omitted in the ESV.


When we look further into this verse we find corroborating evidence in the King James Bible itself.  The ESV proponents tell us that the town of Beth-shemesh was not big enough to validate the 50,070 number.  Well, let us once again show how the King James Bible is its own interpreter.  Check out the following verses:

 

And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes. (Joshua 21:16)

 

And Ashan with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with her suburbs: (1 Chronicles 6:59)

 

In both these verses, we see that Beth-shemesh was not a singular city but had suburbs which made them part of the city itself.   There are many cities around the world which have a business district and many suburbs making them part of the city itself.  So it would definitely not be out of the question that Beth-shemesh would have been set up the same way, a business district and outlying communities.  Take New York City for example.  The borough of Manhattan is where the main business district is, as you can easily see by the amount of skyscrapers.  There are also four outlying boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.  When you combine all 5 of them you have a population of 10 million.

 

(31) The Last Supper – 1 Corinthians 11:24

(KJB) And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

 

(ESV) and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

 

The Greek words for “Take” “eat” and “broken” are omitted in the following corrupted manuscripts: p46, Aleph, A, and B. The omission of these three vital words removes the heart out of this verse plus it attacks the sacrifice of Christ for His people. During the Last Supper, the Lord symbolically broke bread and told His disciples that this represented His body which was going to be broken for them the next day. Breaking bread is not just Christian fellowship but it celebrates the relationship that the true Christian has with the Lord Jesus Christ. That word “broken” was showing that the Lord Jesus was going to suffer much physical pain and suffering, and to remove that word was to remove the reality and severity of what was going to take place.


He also made His disciples partakers in His suffering by means of giving them the broken bread. The Bible teaches that we are so intimate with Christ that we are members of His flesh and bones. For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. (Ephesians 5:30) When Christ gave them the bread it was telling them that in order for them to become saved it was necessary for Him to suffer and just as each of them tore a piece of the bread, His body would be torn in like manner. And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: (Luke 24:46)

For the ESV to omit the fact that Christ’s body was going to be broken for us is to omit the crucifixion. Of course, it follows that the Gnostics of the second century would not believe that the crucifixion of Christ purchased the salvation for all the Elect, so they and their modern counterparts had to exclude this from the text.

This verse is normally read along with the rest of 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 on the day when the church celebrates Communion. We are remembering the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and His anticipated return on the last day. In the marriage ceremony the Bible teaches that the husband‘s body belongs to the wife and the wife’s body belongs to the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. (1 Corinthians 7:4) They are given to each other wholly but the Lord Jesus Christ, in taking His bride, was required to have His body broken according to the Scriptures. So when the word “broken” is omitted, it omits a great spiritual lesson and lessens the sacrifice of Christ. When the words “Take, eat” are left out, they remove the intimacy that the believer has with the Lord Jesus Christ. For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. (1 Corinthians 10:17)

So the next time your Pastor uses an ESV at Communion, you will see the emptiness of those words versus the reality of what took place. You can give your body to someone without suffering. You can give it to them in service or a husband or wife can give it to each other in pleasure but the word “broken” brings a special meaning to a special relationship between Christ and His church. If Christ’s body was not broken, then we are still in our sins.

 

(32) Believer’s Confession of Faith – Acts 8:37

(KJB) 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.

 

(ESV) Omitted

 

Acts 8:37 is another testimony that Jesus is the Son of God. By the Ethiopian Eunuch using the word “is” (present tense in Greek) instead of “was” he was stating a fact that Jesus is alive. His resurrection was doubted by many but here the Scripture is stating that He is alive plus it is another scriptural testimony of Jesus being the Son of God, a title of Divinity. This is why the Gnostics would have ripped it out of the text, simply because they did not believe that God, being good, could dwell in a sinful, corrupted human body. They did not believe that Jesus was the Son of God only a good human being, plus that He only became Christ at His birth without pre-existence. This verse is in the Old Latin Vulgate of 90-150 A.D. which was a direct copy from the original autographs.  The Eunuch’s confession of faith is the confession that every true believer holds and for the ESV to omit it, shows that they have nothing but contempt for the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

A Little History on Acts 8:37

Acts 8:37 is another verse which met its doom in the 2nd century by the Gnostics. It is omitted in the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus. It is also omitted in the NIV, CSB, RSV, NWT, and NAB. The NASB and the NKJV are more subtle in the way they attack this verse. The NASB places brackets around the verse and then states without any qualifying evidence that “Early manuscripts do not contain this verse.” This statement is very vague and really means nothing since all manuscripts are early. What is the definition of early? 1st century, 2nd century, 5th century? The NKJV (New King James Version) is also very subtle in its attack. The center column of the NKJV is Satan’s playground and on this verse it states, “NU-Text and M-Text omit this verse. It is found in Western texts, including the Latin tradition.” The NU Text they are referring to is the Nestle Aland Text (N) and the United Bible Societies Text (U). Both of which are heavily based on the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus. So the NKJV claiming to be a revision of the King James, is another false version which, according to Dr. D.A. Waite in his research, which I have in my possession, departs from the Textus Receptus in 2,000+ places. Now the second half of their claim. What Western texts? What is the Latin tradition? Is it referring to Jerome’s corrupt Latin Vulgate of the 4th century, is it the Old Latin Vulgate c. 90-150 A.D., or is it Roman Catholic tradition?

 

There are 5255 extant manuscripts and unless one studies the manuscript issue, they will never know that statements such as “Oldest and Best” or “Early Manuscripts” refer to the two corrupted manuscripts, Sinaiticus and Vaticanus. In fact, the modern translations are based on only 45 manuscripts which are less than 1% of all manuscripts. This means that the modern versions have completely and intentionally disregarded over 99% of the manuscripts.  Christians must begin to question these things, it is necessary that they do.

 

(33) Specifics of True Salvation or Faith’s Focus – John 6:47

(KJB) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

 

(ESV) Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

 

In the KJV Greek we see the word “eme” which has seven different inflections. The word comes from “ego”. In every instance, it is a first person singular personal pronoun. This word denotes the focus of a specific belief of a person. In the English text of the KJB in John 6:47, we see the words “on me” which teaches that those who believe specifically on the Lord Jesus will have everlasting life. The foot note in the United Bible Societies under this verse shows that these words are missing from Vaticanus and Sinaiticus which are the two primary manuscripts that underlie the ESV.

 

When the words “on me” are removed, the statement loses its specificity of belief. With the modern versions claiming that all you have to do is believe, it sets up the person to believe what they want. The Roman Catholic can freely believe in Mary as their co-Redemptrix simply because the passage says “he who believes.” A New Ager can believe in their astral planes because it says “he who believes.” By removing “on me” in the text, it also removes the unique redemptive nature of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is only through Him that a person will become saved and have everlasting life. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

 

To remove “on me” removes the only path of true salvation and opens the doors for any and all adherents of whatever religion suits a person. Some may say, “well we know what the Bible means when it say believes.” The only reason that people know what that means is because when they were growing up they used the King James Bible and are remembering it. What about a new believer who goes to the book store and asks for a Bible and the store manager sells them an ESV?  That new believer is starting their Christian life with a false version and no prior knowledge of the KJB. Beginning a Christian life with a “bible” that is the same as what the Roman Catholics and Jehovah Witnesses use is building on a sandy foundation and will lead to a consistent weakness in their Christian life.

 

(34) The Word of God for Christian Living – Luke 4:4

(KJB) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

 

(ESV) And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’”

 

The affected part of this verse is not found in either Vaticanus or Sinaiticus. These are just deleted without reason. The removal of this part of Scripture gives the impression that every word of God is not important. The Christian is to live by the word of God in contrast to the world that lives only by its five senses. The editors of the ESV make it clear that their concern is not that Christians read the Bible in its entirety, without any deletions or omissions, but they truncate the word of God according to the Westcott-Hort belief system. If these editors of the ESV were serious about giving the Christians a complete Bible, they would not allow tampered versions to be placed into the hands of Christians. Their unconcern is obvious when they impeach the verity of the Scriptures by even removing the reminder to Christians that we are to live by every word of God and where is the word of God found? In the Holy Bible!

 

By removing the requirement for Christians to live by the word of God, it opens the doors for false churches and cults to fill in that gap with their own teachings and rituals. If we do not live by the word of God, then what do we live by? Is it the teachings of apostate Protestantism? Is it the superstition of the Roman Catholic Institution? Is it the phony love gospel as found in many cults? When the command of Scripture to live by Scripture is removed, it opens the door for Satan’s people to fill in that gap.

 

That part of the verse is very important because God had promised to preserve His words and not the concepts or teachings. The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. {7} Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. (Psalm 12:6-7)  Not only has God promised to preserve His words but this passage is a quotation from the Old Testament. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. (Deuteronomy 8:3) In Deuteronomy, God had told the Israelites that man does not live by only bread but by the Word of God. The Israelites were in the wilderness for forty years and throughout their sojourn, was it only the physical food that kept them going? It was God’s guidance and His guidance came through the written and spoken word. So when these modern Gnostics remove any part of Scripture, they are denying true guidance for the Christian from the words of God Himself. Do the modern intellects actually believe they have more knowledge and wisdom than God, so that they can sit in judgment of His holy Word?

 

The ESV disregards the very words of God in the Bible and takes the liberty of removing what they do not want. The second century Gnostics attacked the Scriptures and the intellects of today claim superior knowledge to what they had back then and yet have chosen to agree with the Gnostics by perpetuating the evil attacks on the Scriptures. So how then do today’s version pundits hold superior knowledge when they are doing the same things the unbelieving Gnostics did and accepting all their corruptions? That would be like a medical doctor who holds a degree from Johns Hopkins University or Harvard University that still uses second century medical techniques. Could the seminaries be putting out religious Gnostics rather than true Bible believing Christians? Guess what? Any school that uses the Hort-Westcott text is a descendant of the school of Alexandria AKA Gnosticism. Then we wonder why our churches are overrun with false gospels. False versions cannot expose or expunge false gospels, not when they themselves are a false gospel.

 

(35) Doctrine of Judgment – Mark 6:11

(KJB) And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

 

(ESV) And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”

 

This is another one of those severely mutilated verses. There are 23 words omitted from this verse in the ESV and we are supposed to accept the propaganda that the ESV is better and more accurate. How many would buy a car if 23 components were missing from the engine? I don’t think so but yet, we are supposed to accept this grammatical rape of the true Bible.

 

In this verse the Lord Jesus Christ is teaching a tremendous lesson and as usual the ESV translators fail to see it, but then again, you must be saved to see spiritual truth. The Lord is saying that where ever He sends His witnesses in the world and if the message of the true Gospel is rejected by those sent to, then it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of Judgment. Why? Because Sodom and Gomorrah did not have the extensive witness of the true Gospel light as we have today. When the Lord Jesus Christ was on earth, He was the walking witness and the truth personified. Sodom and Gomorrah will be judged on the basis of the light which was given to them. The unbelievers who scoff and mock the Gospel will be judged more harshly because they will have been given much more Gospel witness than Sodom and Gomorrah. If we look at the United States, there is hardly any town where there are no church steeples dotting the landscape. Even if the church is a dead one, from the outside it still holds a religious implication and is a reminder that there is a God in Heaven. Even when one passes by a cemetery it is a reminder of the fact that “life’s transient dream” will end someday. Churches are reminders to the unbelievers of something that is not of this world which means that they are reminders of the light of the Gospel. Those who scoff will give a greater account than Sodom and Gomorrah with their limited light.  If the translators of the ESV would see that they are nothing more than spiritual prostitutes for the kingdom of Satan, they might realize how much of a role they are playing to confuse the body of Christ. Once again the King James Bible gives us the complete story while the ESV has done Satan’s bidding.

 

(36) Doctrine of Marriage – Matthew 19:9

(KJB) And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

 

(ESV) And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

 

One of the most egregious sins of the church and many Christians is to remarry after divorce or to marry another who is divorced. The Bible is very clear on this matter.

 

And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. {12} And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. (Mark 10:11-12)

 

Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery. (Luke 16:18)

 

For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. {3} So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. (Romans 7:2-3)

 

The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 7:39)

 

These verses clearly indicate that if a man or woman divorces their spouse and remarries another, whether they be Christian or not, they are committing adultery. The church has become a haven for remarrying divorced people and this practice is in absolute contradiction to the teaching of the Scriptures. This means that the church is an active participant in aiding Christians to sin. It is highly hypocritical for the church to speak out against committing adultery and then turning around and sanctioning an entire life of adultery. Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14)  The seventh commandment is very clear that we are not to commit adultery, and that means adultery in any form. Why then is the church condoning approved adultery under the umbrella of marriage? An adulterous marriage is as sinful in God’s sight as a marriage of a Christian and a non-believer.

 

One of the reasons the church is so quick to endorse this sinful practice is if they use an ESV and come to Matthew 19:9, the prohibition of remarriage after divorce has been removed. This omission paves the way for remarriage after divorce in direct disobedience to the other Scriptures which deal directly with this matter.

 

Matthew 19:9 has been abused because of the so-called “exception clause.” Countless numbers of Christians have used Matthew 19:9 to seek a divorce so they can remarry somebody else. When we look at Matthew 19:9, we see the words “except it be for fornication.” Now the question we must ask is what type of fornication? Is it physical fornication or is it spiritual fornication? This means that if a person commits physical fornication, then they are guilty. Then what happens if a person commits spiritual fornication? What if that person happens to believe a false teaching? Then according to Matthew 19:9, they are allowed to divorce. What happens if a spouse has an evil thought? That too is spiritual fornication and they are guilty. Do you see where this leads? Any woman who listens to a false teaching or has an evil thought, may be put away by their husband. This abuse of Matthew 19:9 has cheapened the marriage institution. It is no longer till death do we part, it should now be till you have an evil thought do we part. What human does not have evil thoughts on a recurrent basis? Everyone does and that includes Christians. Matthew 19:9 is not an excuse for divorce and remarriage, rather it is a testing ground for the marriage.

 

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44)

 

But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, (Luke 6:27)

 

What do these two verses teach us? If we are to forgive and love our enemies, then how is it that we hate our spouses so fast to divorce them? It is the evil, sensual nature of sin that causes us to want to divorce the spouse so quickly. If we are to love our enemies, why then can we not love our spouses, even if they sin? Did the Lord Jesus divorce you when you sinned? How many times in the previous day have you sinned against God? Did God send you away or did He still remain true to His vow? All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37) Matthew 19:9 must be looked on as a testing program for the believer and not an excuse for the practice of revolving door marriages. Matthew 19:9 must be compared with the other verses which deal with divorce and remarriage, and when all are taken in the proper context, you will see that Matthew 19:9 is a boundary or a testing program for the true believer.

 

(37) Doctrine of Personal Commitment – Mark 10:21

(KJB)   Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

 

(ESV) And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

 

One of the most important distinctive principles of being a true disciple of Christ is the fact that one must take up their cross. The taking up of the cross means that the true believer is to give their life totally to the service of the Lord. It means that we are to deny ourselves and give unceasingly of ourselves unto the Lord. The cross was an instrument of execution but it also symbolizes the follower of Christ being dead to themselves and alive unto God. In other words, our lives are to be walking gospels here on earth.

 

By removing the phrase “take up the cross” the verse is reduced to just writing a check and that is the extent of our commitment plus it states that if you give to the poor, then automatically you are saved. You cannot follow Christ by giving only of your worldly goods. The following of Christ demands a total commitment which is not only our earthly goods but also our very lives. When the verse teaches that we are to sell whatever we have and give to the poor, it does not mean that we are to sell everything we own and walk around in poverty and rags. It means that we are to use all our earthly goods for the advancement of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. If I was a millionaire and gave all my money and possessions to feed the poor, what would that accomplish? It would accomplish nothing for the Kingdom of God but if I took that money and began to give to missions, supply tracts and Bibles, help other Christians in their ministries, then I would be selling all I have and giving to the poor, that is, the spiritually poor, to reach the world with the Gospel.

 

There are many today who believe they are following Christ simply because they write a check to some organization or if they are in a religious establishment. To follow Christ we must follow the principle found in Colossians 3:4:

 

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)

 

Christ “is our life” not a part of it. The essence of true discipleship is to follow the Lord Jesus Christ right to the end. Those who removed the part of the verse which speaks of taking up their cross have created an easy discipleship program. All you have to do is give something to the poor and then you are following Christ, and will have treasures in heaven. There is no such thing as an easy life following Christ. We are constantly facing persecution and prejudice every day and a life of service is not an easy thing. One only needs to look at the martyrs who followed Christ. They suffered all kinds of cruelties and tortures because they took up the cross and followed Christ. The ESV does not believe in earnest discipleship as they reduce the reality of Christianity to the mere giving of a few dollars to the poor. Is it wrong to give to the poor, to help someone out? No it isn’t, but if your ministry is only centered around the things of the earth such as food and clothing, then you do not have a ministry worthy of the Lord Jesus Christ. The true ministry concerns itself with the salvation of souls and the spiritual growth of the Christian. Don’t be taken in by the easy and false belief systems that the ESV proclaims because it is part of the system of the beast. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11)  The second beast is the false prophet who deceives the world with false religions which means that false bibles are also part of his plan. Notice that the beast has two horns like a lamb. This beast tries to imitate the Lord Jesus Christ who is the true Lamb of God. The beast comes as one that offers a salvation plan which looks like the real thing but is not. As we saw in the ESV, giving to the poor constitutes works and no one gets to Heaven by works. This is a grave deception by the beast which, unfortunately, is accepted by many in the Christian community.

 

(38) Doctrine of Christ as Lord – Luke 22:31

(KJB) And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

 

(ESV)  “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat,

 

The portion which was omitted gives us the source of the quote. The Lord is telling Peter that Satan desires to have him and sift him like wheat which would be to persecute him to the point that he would be unable to continue in his future ministry but the Lord not only prays for Peter, He prophesies that he will have a ministry which will strengthen other believers. Here in verse 31 and 32 we are being specifically told that the Lord Himself was praying not only for Peter, but for all the disciples. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.  (Luke 22:32)  It gives us an insight into the intercessory ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ for all His children. By omitting that portion of Scripture, it can be concluded that anyone present could be praying for Peter. It is important that we know that the Lord Himself prays for His own. Once again the ESV omits a very vital part of Scripture which gives details into the intercessory ministry of Christ and the King James gives us clear insight into that ministry.

 

(39) The Name of Christ – 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 3:11; 3:13

(KJB) For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? (1 Thessalonians 2:19)

 

(KJB) Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. (1 Thessalonians 3:11)

 

(KJB) To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. (1 Thessalonians 3:13)

 

(ESV) For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? (1 Thessalonians 2:19)

 

(ESV) Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, (1 Thessalonians 3:11)

 

(ESV)  so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. (1 Thessalonians 3:13)

 

Here are three verses in the ESV where the divine title of the Lord Jesus Christ has been omitted. Including these three verses the ESV attacks the name of the Lord Jesus Christ 22 times.  The Gnostic pen must have really been busy in this section.  With every modern version produced, the name of the Lord Jesus Christ will be attacked, mutilated, and omitted even more.

 

(40) Doctrine of God – Jude 25; 1 Timothy 1:17

(KJB) Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.  (1 Timothy 1:17)

 

(KJB) To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 25)

 

(ESV) To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (1 Timothy 1:17)

 

(ESV)  to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 25)

 

The ESV omits “wise” in both verses and adds “before all time” and “through Jesus Christ our Lord” to the text.

 

Jude 25 has received three hits by the Gnostic and intellectual hit squads:

 

1) With the removal of the Greek word “sophoo” they have removed a description of God as being “wise.” The Gnostics must have felt that God is not wise, yet they themselves felt they were wise. When we look at the creation, we see the wisdom of God before our eyes and when we read the Scriptures we read the wisdom of God. In fact, the first eight chapters of the book of Proverbs deals with the subject of wisdom. This removal of the description of the wise nature of God is just another attack upon the Doctrine of God because when you remove any portion of His description, then you are attacking His character and wisdom is definitely one of the main characteristics of God.

 

2) Here is another major attack upon the Lord Jesus Christ. What is attacked here is His Deity and the fact that he is our Savior. Jude 25 teaches that Jesus, who is God, is the only wise God our Savior. By adding the phrase “through Jesus Christ our Lord,” it refocuses the passage on God the Father. Then it is only through the Lord Jesus Christ that God is our Savior, completely removing the fact that Jesus is the Savior and making Him only a conduit.

 

3) The corrupted manuscripts added “before all time” to this verse. I do not know for what reason it was added and by whom.

 

(41) Doctrine of the Blood of Christ – Revelation 1:5

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5)

 

(ESV) and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood (Revelation 1:5)

 

Here is another attack on a Cardinal doctrine of the faith. The true believer has been washed by the blood of Christ from their sins which resulted in all of the sins of the believer forgiven and removed.

 

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11)

 

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, (Ephesians 5:26)

 

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; {6} Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; (Titus 3:5-6)

 

The results of the washing of the Lord Jesus is how the true believer is freed from their sins.

 

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. (Romans 6:22)

 

The problem is that the ESV exchanges the method of how the believer, which is the washing by Christ with His blood, attains the result of being free from sin. The blood has to be applied to a person for them to become saved and have all their sins removed. However, we must keep in mind that the freeing of the believer from their sins is not in view in this particular verse, but the washing by the blood of Christ is. So in essence, the ESV has omitted this cardinal truth of the Christian faith.

 

(42) Doctrines of Salvation and Heaven – Revelation 21:24

(KJB) And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

 

(ESV) By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it,

 

In this section of Scripture we are reading a description of the New Heaven and the New Earth. We come to Revelation 21:24 where we see the qualification for entrance into the New Heaven and the New Earth. That requirement is salvation! The word “nations” is the Greek word “ethnos” which is also translated “people.” In the KJB we read that only those who are saved will be in Glory with the Lord. The ESV removes the eternal qualification of salvation from the entrance into Heaven. According to the modern versions such as the ESV, the Jehovah’s Witness version, and the Roman Catholic version, salvation is not a requirement to get into Heaven. The Jehovah’s Witness bible and Roman Catholic versions show the absolute agreement between them and the ESV which is used by many churches and Christians.  Do you still think that God can bless a church who uses a compatible version with these two cults?

 

In the Hort-Westcott Greek text, the portion “of them which are saved” are removed from the text and not even a note as to why, it is just removed. It is left out of Aleph which is Sinaiticus while the entire book of Revelation is omitted from Sinaiticus. These two manuscripts are the foundation of all the modern versions. By removing the requirement for salvation, they are also denying the sacrifice of Christ as necessary.

 

Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (2 Peter 3:13)

 

If anyone will be allowed to enter into the New Heavens and New Earth, who is unregenerate, then righteousness will not dwell. Then sin will have existence in both of these eternal bodes. If the unregenerate are allowed to enter, then who was judged at the White Throne Judgment and cast into Hell? Will only some unbelievers be judged for their sin and others will be allowed to live in bliss? Of course not, but you see what questions must be asked and answered if an omission of this magnitude is allowed to stand. Those who accept the ESV must ask these questions. However, they just accept it without any suspicion.

(43) The True Gospel – Romans 1:16

(KJB)   For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

 

(ESV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

 

“Of Christ” is only two small words but they project the essence of Paul’s entire ministry and that also of the Christian throughout the ages. There are many “gospels” out in the world today and for the last 2,000 years there have been an abundance of them. Without the qualifier “of Christ” in this verse the religious unbeliever can claim they are not ashamed of their gospel. The Roman Catholic can proclaim they are not ashamed of the gospel of Mary. The Jehovah’s Witnesses can claim they are not ashamed of their gospel. Any false church can claim they are not ashamed of their social gospel. The words “of Christ” are very important because there is only one true Gospel which can save and that is the Gospel of Christ. This is why the ESV fits perfectly into false churches and cults because they do not proclaim the Gospel of Christ. This is why the King James Bible is superior because it does not shrink back from giving the true Gospel in contrast to the ESV.

 

(44) Doctrine of God – Acts 15:18

(KJB) Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

 

(ESV) known from of old.’

 

This verse has been severely corrupted in the ESV. In some other modern versions it states that God has made known all His works and in others it just states the works were known from old. When we read the verse in the KJB, we read the correct rendering where the verse states that all the works of the Lord are known unto Him. This does not mean that He has revealed all His works to us.

 

The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 29:29)

 

The verse gives us an assurance that even though we do not know the reason for things which are happening in our lives or in the world does not mean that events are not under God’s control. God is under no obligation to reveal to us everything that He does. Since God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts, we would be hard pressed to understand what God is doing. God does choose to reveal some of His works to us but not all, for we would be unable to fathom the depths of His wisdom. Once again we see the ESV giving confusion rather than a proper interpretation.

 

Here is this verse again:

 

(ESV) known from of old.’ (Acts 15:18)

 

Compare that to the King James verse above and tell me which one makes sense?

 

(45) Doctrine of Salvation – 2 Corinthians 2:15

(KJB)   For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

 

(ESV) For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,

 

Here is another example of the ESV questioning the salvation status of every believer. “Are” is changed to “are being.”  The Greek word “sodzomenois” which is translated for “are” is in the present tense. This means that it is speaking of those who are already saved and although this word can possess a future tense, it is not designated here. Many in religion see salvation as an ongoing process and must be accomplished over time. However, the Bible tells us that each one who has become saved, has been saved at one point in time. This is known as positional sanctification where we are set apart immediately.  Possessive sanctification is a life long journey which comes after salvation. We become saved at one point in life and then we begin our journey in possessive sanctification. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: (1 Thessalonians 4:3)  The New Age movement sees salvation as something which takes years to accomplish but their salvation is much different than the salvation given by God. In 2 Cor. 2:15, we are a sweet savour to those who are already saved. The ESV makes it sound like we are a sweet savour to those “being saved.” If they are being saved, then we are not a sweet savor to them because they are still unsaved and we are a savour unto death to them as verse 16 states. To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?  (2 Corinthians 2:16) The big issue here is that the ESV is teaching that salvation is a process and not a single event. This is a false teaching because if salvation is a process then how many works must we do? How long must we do them? How would we know they would be accepted by God? And probably a string of other questions which would have to be posed. It is good that we have the King James Bible to give us the truth about salvation and not make us think that salvation is a process.

 

(46) Doctrine of the Deity of Christ – John 12:1

(KJB) Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

 

(ESV) Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

 

The raising of Lazarus from the dead is probably the most widely known miracle of Jesus. Lazarus was dead for four days and his body started to decay and Jesus raised him from the dead. John 12:1, makes it certain that we know that Lazarus was dead.

The ESV omits the fact that Lazarus was dead by omitting the phrase “which had been dead.” God is emphasizing the fact that Lazarus was physically dead and that Jesus had raised him from the dead. This is an attack on the greatest miracle that Jesus performed because it is a foreshadow of the great day when Jesus will raise every believer who has died.  The ESV is attempting to neutralize the reality of the deity of Christ.

 

(47) Doctrine of Forgiveness – Mark 11:26

(KJB) But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

 

(ESV) Omitted

 

This verse is an indicator as to whether a person is saved or not. As Christians we know that we have been forgiven for every single sin in our life. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; {14} Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (Colossians 2:13-14) Since we have been forgiven of all our sins, it should be part of the makeup of a Christian to forgive others who have sinned against us. As God forgave us based upon the merits of Christ on Calvary, then based upon our total forgiveness, we need to forgive others. If a person refuses to forgive, then that shows a hard heart which is an indicator that the person who refuses to forgive may be unsaved. There may be a time when a Christian may have a hard heart toward someone temporarily, but the Lord eventually softens it but a person with a continual hard heart is one who is unsaved. We can confirm this by realizing that if the believer has had every single sin paid for, then what sin could God possibly not forgive in this verse? Because of Calvary the slate has been wiped clean for the believer but on the other hand, the religious unbeliever, who has not had their sins paid for still has them and if they do not become saved, then God will not forgive their sins. An unforgiving attitude will be another sin that they must pay for on the last day. Apparently the Gnostics did not believe in forgiving others who sinned against them and they were probably fearful of the implications of this verse and that is why it was omitted in the ESV which uses the Hort-Westcott text. Keep in mind that Hort and Westcott were both Roman Catholics and believed that forgiveness came through confession and penance, so they would definitely remove this verse if God would forgive sins without the intervention of a pagan priest. Let us stay with the King James Bible and get the whole word of God.

 

(48) Doctrine of Prophecy – Mark 13:14

(KJB) But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

 

(ESV) “But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

 

By omitting the portion which states “spoken of by Daniel the prophet,” it removes a vital link as to where the passage in Mark is taken from. The Book of Daniel is closely tied to events which will occur in the last days (probably the most prophetic book in the Old Testament) and to remove such vital information removes the bond with the book of Daniel. The key to understanding the Bible correctly is to compare Scripture with Scripture and that can only be done when we know where to compare certain Scriptures to. This section of Mark is a brother to Matthew 24 and Luke 21. Any portions which are omitted can lead the Bible student down a wrong path. Mark 13:14 is related to Daniel 9:27; 11:31; and 12:11. The omission of this portion of Scripture in the ESV is an attack on the Doctrine of Prophecy.

 

(49) Doctrine of the New Testament – Mark 14:24

(KJB) And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

 

(ESV) And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.

 

By omitting the important word “new” it is nothing more than an attack upon the new Testament. As far back as Jeremiah we were told that God was going to make a new covenant with the house of Israel.  In Jeremiah 31:31, we read that God is going to make a covenant with both the house of Israel and the house of Judah, which means the complete body of believers which will include both Jews and Gentiles.  This is how Romans 11:26 will become fulfilled.  And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:  (Romans 11:26)  Jacob was the line through which the Messiah came and contains all the believers which is a promise that all sins will be removed from God’s chosen people which is the entire body of believers in Christ.

 

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: (Jeremiah 31:31)

 

The Lord Jesus was about ready to go to the cross for His people and told the disciples that His blood was the blood of the New Testament. The ESV omits “new” and by doing this, we are not told what covenant the Lord was fulfilling. Was it the Abrahamic Covenant? Was it the Covenant of Salt? Was it the Covenant of Sinai? The Covenant He was fulfilling was the covenant whereby Free Grace would be imparted to the true believers. This was the covenant of Grace which would be given to the many, which is the Elect of God.

 

By omitting the term “new” it obliterates the line between the Old and New Testament. It does not tell the reader that Christ’s sacrifice was for the purpose of the new but could be misconstrued that this was the continuation of the old covenant. Once again the ESV creates confusion and once again the King James removes any doubt and confusion concerning the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ being shed for the “New” covenant or testament.

 

The Best For Last

 

(50) The ESV endorses Roman Catholicism – Matthew 12:4 and 10 other verses

(KJB) How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?

 

(ESV) how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?

 

Here we see in this term “bread of presence” a very Roman Catholic term denoting Transubstantiation which Catholics believe that after consecration the bread and wine turn into the body and blood of Christ. We see this very openly in the ESV which is a very popular version in many churches today. Below are some quotations from Roman Catholic websites which speak of the “presence.”

From - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05573a.htm


In order to forestall at the very outset, the unworthy notion, that in the Eucharist we receive merely the Body and merely the Blood of Christ but not Christ in His entirety, the Council of Trent defined the Real Presence to be such as to include with Christ's Body and His Soul and Divinity as well. A strictly logical conclusion from the words of promise: "he that eateth me the same also shall live by me," this Totality of Presence was also the constant property of tradition, which characterized the partaking of separated parts of the Savior as a sarcophagy (flesh-eating) altogether derogatory to God.

From the Roman Catholic Catechism - http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a3.htm

1376 The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: "Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation."

1377 The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist. Christ is present whole and entire in each of the species and whole and entire in each of their parts, in such a way that the breaking of the bread does not divide Christ.

1378 Worship of the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord. "The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession."

 

Matthew 12:4 is not the only verse in the ESV which has replaced Shewbread with the Roman Catholic Bread of the Presence.  There are ten more verses which have been mutilated in this fashion.  I have posted them below to show you how evil the ESV is by replacing English words that have no source in the Hebrew or Greek text.

 

Exodus 25:30

(ESV) And you shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before me regularly.

 

(KJV) And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.

 

Exodus 35:13

(ESV) the table with its poles and all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;

 

(KJV) The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and the shewbread,

 

Exodus 39:36

(ESV) the table with all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;

 

(KJV) The table, and all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread,

 

Numbers 4:7

(ESV) And over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall spread a cloth of blue and put on it the plates, the dishes for incense, the bowls, and the flagons for the drink offering; the regular showbread also shall be on it.

 

(KJV) And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the continual bread shall be thereon:

 

1 Samuel 21:6

(ESV) So the priest gave him the holy bread, for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence, which is removed from before the Lord, to be replaced by hot bread on the day it is taken away.

 

(KJV) So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the LORD, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

 

1 Kings 7:48

(ESV) So Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of the Lord: the golden altar, the golden table for the bread of the Presence,

 

(KJV) And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread was,

 

2 Chronicles 4:19

(ESV) So Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of God: the golden altar, the tables for the bread of the Presence,

 

(KJV) And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the shewbread was set;

 

Mark 2:26

(ESV) how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?”

 

(KJV) How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?

 

Luke 6:4

(ESV) how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?”

 

(KJV) How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?

 

Hebrews 9:2

(ESV) For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place.

 

(KJV) For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

 

Still think the ESV is a good and accurate translation?  This is only 50 and there are hundreds more!

 

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