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Changing the Word Lecture Outline for
Total Onslaught Lecture Outline #214 (part 1, 2, & 3)
Changing the Word
1.What is the warning that God gives for anyone who adds or takes away from his word? Revelation 22:18-19, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him ___ _________ that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the _______ ___ _____, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” NOTE: We have seen these verses before, and God takes very seriously the intentional tampering with His Word. 2.How many verse are affected in the modern versions of the Bible? ANSWER: NASB > 909; RV > 788; NWT > 767; NIV > 695; Good News Bible > 614; Amplified Version > 484; Douay 421; Old Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible > 104; NKJV > 1200 NOTE: It is interesting that the Old Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible has far more less changes that all of the Modern Versions of the Bible.
” (NWT) John 1:1. and the Word was God. The last twelve verses of St.What were reactions like from some during the late 1880’s about all these changes to the Word of God? ANSWER: “By the sole authority of textual criticism these men have dared to vote away some forty verses of the inspired Word.3. when they had just started revising the Bible. when only forty some odd verses were affected.What were some of the changes in the early 1900’s to the Jehovah’s Witness Bible? ANSWER: Matthew 16:3. and the Word was with God. 1 John 5:7. they are shortly destined for the critic’s axe. The Eunuch’s Baptismal Profession of Faith is gone. The account of the woman taken in adultery is placed in brackets. are all omitted. Mark 16:9-20. Mark 9:46. when they had just started revising the Bible. “In the beginning was the Word. and the Word was a god. The Heavenly Witnesses have departed.” (KJV) 4. and no marginal note mourns their loss. 1881 NOTE: That was in 1881. to show that like forest trees. presented the first 3 . Isn’t that incredible?” Dublin Review. but the Angel of the Agony remains – till the next Revision. Who can tell when the destruction will cease?” That was in 1881.What do modern scholars have to say about the Textus Receptus? ANSEWR: When Eberhard Nestle. Acts 8:37. “In the beginning the Word was . John 8:111. Today we have Bibles with hundreds and hundreds of changes! 5. Many other passages have a mark set against them in the margin. awaiting excision. as if ready for removal as soon as Dean Burgon dies. Isn’t that incredible? This was early on. and the Word was with God. Mark are detached from the rest of the Gospel. in 1898. John 1:1. and the Angel of the Pool of Bethesda has vanished.
Volume 16. but also to the Wurtenberg Bible Society that made the edition possible. written in koine Greek of which hundreds of words cannot be translated into classical Greek. finalized…Westcott and Hort who came in 1881. 6.edition of Novum Testamentum Graece.” (Encyclopedia Britannica. “If the Textus receptus at that time still had a number of defenders.” “Origen taught that Jesus was a created being who did not have eternal existence as God. finally proved it to be the worst text of the New Testament. church and school. Only with the release of the Nestle text did the rule of the Textus receptus come to an end here also. the science of the 19th century had however. according to them. you have to remove Jesus Christ as the sole Savior and as God. write in Morals and Dogma concerning 4 . controlled the field. The early Church used koine Greek manuscripts and rejected the Alexandrian versions which were based on the corrupt version with Origen and other Gnostic revisions. But in practiced terms at the level of university. It was written in koine Greek. So the Bible. he had achieved a work of which the consequences were not only unknown to him at the time. 900-902) NOTE: So that’s the basis. There the editions of Tischendorf.Who was Origen? ANSWER: “The received text (textus recepticus) is the Byzantine text with hundreds of copies in agreement. 7.” NOTE: Irrespective of the changes. If you want to have an ecumenical Bible. that had stood the test of time until 1900. the British didn’t give in that easily. the edition of the Textus receptus was still largely used internationally as for example by the British Bible Society till 1904. the Textus receptus. 1936. It has to be done.What did Albert Pike. the science. was now suddenly the worst text available. pg.
So Origen believed in two doctrines. 399 NOTE: Now that’s typical how Freemasons distort the Word. it is foolish to object that there are other things that are recondite. who had objected that the Christians had a concealed doctrine said. that he was born blind?” Not “this man in this life” or in his previous life. about insiders being initiated. pg. inquired if the man who was born blind. “Born A. may not be plunged again into the defilements of earth!” “So the Gnostics held. grant that my soul. was not so punished for some sin that he had committed before his birth. So he was an occultist.” Morals & Dogma. and birds. pg. who made the term the circle of migrations from one human body. 134. Herodotus found it among the Egyptians. this man. everything is a distortion.Origen? ANSWER: “This doctrine of transmigration of souls (reincarnation). John 9:2. Master. as Porphyry informs us. or his parents. So.’ And it is enough to say that it was so for the disciples of Pythagoras. or his parents. saying. the Kabbalists. among the Persians and the Magi. you know. and who thus prayed to God: “O Father. One for the outside and one for the inside. answering Celsus. to another human body three thousand years…The Curds. obtained. reunited to the light.’ and some esoteric. and even the Disciples of Christ. all held the same doctrine. Did the disciples enquire that? Let’s ask them. The Chinese. you cannot trust anything these people say. 5 . 544 NOTE: So here he’s talking about initiation. So Origen held. It was held in the East and the West and that from the remotest antiquity. fishes. ‘Inasmuch as the essential and important doctrines and principles of Christianity are openly taught. who did sin.’” ‘for this is common to Christian discipline with that of those philosophers in whose teaching some things are exoteric.’” Morals & Dogma. and the Bishop Synesius. “And the disciples asked him. through animals.D. the latter of whom had been initiated.
it is very obvious that Origen in Secret Orders and propagated two doctrines one for the outsiders. but he _____ __ his _______ unto his servants the prophets. “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing. different from that of the Gospels and Epistles. “I have not spoken in _______.” Morals & Dogma.” and one for the super-intelligent illuminated insiders. “the cattle. were merely exoteric. and there is no doubt all the Gnostic sects had Mysteries and an initiation.Did Jesus believe in secrecy? Matthew 13:35. “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet.” NOTE: The work of Jesus was to reveal not to hide and conceal.” Amos 3:7. They all claimed to possess a secret doctrine. I will _____ things ______ ______ been ______ ________ from the foundation of the world. pg.” 6 . and superior to those communications. hear ye this. and his Spirit. and superior. I will open my mouth in parables. I declare things that are right.” Isaiah 48:16. coming to them directly from Jesus Christ. Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness. 8. 9.“Origen gives much information as to the Mysteries of the Ophites. I have not _______ ___ _______ from the beginning. in a _____ place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob. which in their eyes. from the time that it was. saying. there am I: and now the Lord GOD. 542 NOTE: So. “Come ye near unto me.What else does the Bible have to say about secret initiations? Isaiah 45:19. hath sent me.
but on a candlestick.” (KJV) 7 . neither was any thing kept _______.Mark 4:22.” John 7:4. If thou do these things. “For there is no man that doeth anything in ______ _.” (NIV) 2 Samuel 21:19.” NOTE: Which doctrine do you prefer? Those of the “enlightened initiated ones”? Or those of the Bible? Which God would you prefer to serve? The god of the “initiated ones” or the God of the Bible? 10. putteth it in a ______ _____.” John 8:20. I spake ______ to the world. whither the Jews always resort. neither under a bushel. Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite. “No man. “In another battle with the Philistines at Gob. neither any thing hid. “For nothing is ______. who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod. that shall not be made ___ ___. but that it should come abroad. and he himself seeketh to be know openly. “Jesus answered him.” Luke 11:33. and in _______ have I said __________. a Bethlehemite. _____ ______ to the _______. which shall not be manifested.What are some of the changes in the modern translations? SUBTLE CHANGES 2 Samuel 21:19. I ever taught in the synagogue. slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite. where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim. “For there is __________ ____. and in the temple. when he hath lighted a candle. that shall not be known and come abroad.” Luke 8:17. that they which come in may see the light. the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. “And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines.
” (KJV) NOTE: Over half of the verse is removed here. yet it’s quite important. it’s minor. and pray for them which despitefully use you. and is faithful with the saints.” (RSV) Matthew 5:44. and persecute you.” (KJV) NOTE: They turned the verse here around. you know. “Is not my house right with God?” (NIV) 2 Samuel 23:5. (NIV) (put in the footnotes) NOTE: Don’t you think that’s an important text? I think it’s a very important text. but Judah is still with me. even against the faithful Holy One. do good to them that hate you. God had said Ephraim has left me. Matthew 18:11. “But I say to you. Opposite of its intended meaning. Israel has left me.” (NIV) Hosea 11:12 > “but Judah yet ruleth with God.” (KJV) Omitted: (RSV). Satan does like that so he says that all of them were against God. “Although my house be not so with God. “For the Son of man has come to save that which is lost. bless them that curse you. Love your enemies. 2 Samuel 23:5.” (KJV) NOTE: You see. Why is it gone in the Revised Standard Version? Because is not supposed to be the only Savior. That’s a little change. not Elhanan. “And Judah is unruly against God. Hosea 11:12.NOTE: We know very clearly from the Bible that David killed Goliath. Matthew 5:44. “But I say unto you. You’re either with God or you’re against God. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. We’re supposed to be able to save ourselves. doesn’t Masonry teach 8 .
Matthew 20:16. for you know neither the day nor the hour. Here it is important to choose.” (RSV) Matthew 20:16. The RSV and NIV are both so ambiguous it could be spiritualized into meaning anything you would want it to mean. Ye shall drink indeed of my cup. because you do not know the day or the hour. “So the last will be first and the first last. is not mine to give. “But Jesus answered and said. Jesus said to them.” Jesus said to them. And he saith unto them. 23.” (KJV) NOTE: Here it makes a difference. but few are chosen.” (KJV) NOTE: Here the KJV is the only logical option. and on my left. 9 . “You don’t know what you are asking. “You will indeed drink from my cup. “Watch therefore. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” “We can.” (NIV) Matthew 25:13. “Watch therefore.” they answered. “So the last shall be first. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father. We are able.” (NIV) Matthew 20:22. and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him. but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.us that? It teaches that we don’t need Jesus. Ye know not what ye ask. Matthew 25:13.” (RSV) Matthew 25:13. “Therefore keep watch. to choose right. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of.” (KJV) NOTE: Here the suffering that the Christian sometimes has to endure for the sake of Christ is removed. but to sit at my right or let is not for me to grant.23. for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand. for many be called. and the first last. Matthew 20:22.
and follow me.” (KJV) NOTE: What’s the difference between those two? There is a cross to bear when you become a Christian. “And whosever shall not receive you. but sinners to repentance. Mark 6:11.” NOTE: Why do you think that verse has been removed? Why do you think they’ve removed the verse that says it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha? Because they do not believe in a judgment. “I have not come to call the righteous. shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. and that is Christianity. it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment.” (ASV) Mark 10:21. There is a change in life and there is a cross to bear. “and come.” (RSV) Mark 6:11. when you depart thence.” (RSV) Mark 10:21. “and come. “Children. to repentance. In the others. “And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you. “I came not to call the righteous.” (NIV) Mark 2:17. when you leave. he is just calling them. “I have not come to call the righteous but sinners.” (RSV) Mark 2:17. shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them. Mark 10:21.Mark 2:17. follow me.” (NIV) Mark 10:21. nor hear you. Jesus is calling sinners to something. than for that city.” (KJV) NOTE: In the King James. “and come. follow me. follow me. He could be calling them to do anything. take up the cross. “then come. how hard it is to enter the kingdom of 10 . Verily I say unto you. but sinners. Mark 10:24.
It is written. You can be rich. better not get rich. “And Jesus answered him saying. but by every word of God. “Children. how hard it is for them that trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!” (KJV) NOTE: What’s the difference between those too? Well here. and you can do a lot of good for the Lord God. better give all your money away. “And Jesus answered him. “Jesus answered. 2 Timothy 3:16. but what is the change? Here there is an initiated few with whom he is pleased. That man shall not live by bread alone. ‘It is written: Man does not live by bread alone.” (NIV) Mark 10:24.” (ASV) 11 . “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.’” (NIV) Luke 4:4. and on earth peace among men with who he is pleased!” (RSV) Luke 2:14. it is more than just a few words changed and jumbled around. So. There. “Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching. “Glory to God in the highest. Luke 2:14. Luke 4:4.” (KJV) NOTE: Now what’s the difference between those two? It’s a very subtle change. it’s making an idol of money that’s the problem. you might as well give up from the beginning and reincarnate a few times. but it is a direct assault on the character of God. “Glory to God in the highest. Here.God!” (RSV) Mark 10:24. You will notice that in all these changes to character of God is expressly attacked.’” (RSV) Luke 4:4. So. and on earth peace. Here? Money’s not the problem. Man shall not live by bread alone. God is for everyone. ‘It is written.” NOTE: It is fairly obvious why this change was made. the King James in the only here that makes any sense. good will toward men.
“As the Father knoweth me. all scripture is inspired of God. “But he turned. they don’t believe that Jesus shed one drop of blood for you.” this change destroys the exquisite diversity of expression of the original.” (KJV) NOTE: According to the (ASV). 168) 12 .” John 10:14. and said. Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives. Luke 9:55-56. there are only certain scriptures inspired of God.” (RSV) Luke 9:55-56. Omitted. I know my own and my own know me. but to save them. and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And they went to another village. they don’t believe in the Atonement and if they don’t believe in the Atonement.” (NIV) Luke 9:55-56. “But Jesus turned and rebuked them. And they went on to another village. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly.2 Timothy 3:16.” (KJV) NOTE: Why do you think they removed that text? Remember. and they went to another village. LG. and know my sheep. (WBCYT. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine. and am known of mine. strengthening him. and rebuked them. John 10:14.” (KJV) NOTE: Which makes more sense to you? Which one has a Savior? Which one has hope? Luke 22:43-44. even so know I the Father. “I am the good shepherd. In the (KJV). “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven.” (KJV) NOTE: In view of the next succeeding words. (RSV) Luke 22:43-44. “I am the good shepherd. “But he turned and rebuked them.
NIV.” NOTE: In the King James. ASV) Revelation 22:14. for they are spotless. eat not for his sake that shewed. 1 Corinthians 10:28. “No lie was found in their mouths. the Jews departed. “Blessed are those who wash their robes…” (RSV. God is left out of the picture. This is offered in sacrifice unto idols. and the fullness thereof:” (KJV) NOTE: In the RSV. which means that Jesus is God.” (KJV) 13 . “And in their mouth no lie was found.” (KJV) NOTE: Now why does the book of acts have to have that removed in the RSV? I’ll tell you why. In the other verses. the part about God owning the earth is mysteriously absent. and had great reasoning among themselves. they are blameless. Because when you decide for or against this subject. “(But if some one says to you.” then out of consideration for the man who informed you and for conscience’ sake--” (RSV) 1 Corinthians 10:28. Revelation 14:5. It’s a subtle change to remove some of the power of Jesus Christ. “And when he said these words. “Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life. it’s going to be divisive. Omitted (RSV) Acts 28:29. “This has been offered in sacrifice.” (NIV) Revelation 14:5. we have an accountability to God. and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s. “And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. Revelation 22:14. “But if any man say unto you.It makes grammatical sense and it gives the relationship between Father and Son. Acts 28:29.” (RSV) Revelation 14:5.
Worship the Lord your God and serve him only. Get thee behind me. “And as they went out.” (Douay) Acts 13:42.” (NIV) Acts 13:42. Satan: for it is written. It is written. they desired them that on the next Sabbath they would speak unto them these words. and him only shalt thou serve. Satan.” (RSV) Luke 4:8. It is written. Thou shalt adore the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve.” NOTE: All of them leave something out.” (RSV) Acts 13:42. Which one do you think is the most logical? Luke 4:8. to rebuke the apostle.” Why do they leave that out? The expression. “And Jesus answered him. not even a mention of the commandments of God.” (Douay) Luke 4:8. “And Jesus answered and said unto him. It’s quite a complex issue but there’s a good reason why they took it out.” was early omitted because Jesus used the same expression later to Peter. the commandments seem to be the focal point of the entire verse. “get thee behind me. SABBATH Acts 13:42. Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God. Satan. “Jesus answered. You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” (NIV) Luke 4:8. In the second one. . in Matthew 16:23. “As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue. “And when the Jews were gone out of the 14 . It is written. “And Jesus answering him said to him. the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath.NOTE: In the first one there is no obedience implied. They wouldn’t want the same spirit to be confused because this has something to do with the doctrine of Peter eventually becoming a Pope. “As they went out. What do they leave out? “Get ye behind me. the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath.
But linking it to the Jews it would definitely be Saturday. It is no longer ‘Search the Scriptures.” (RSV. and then the Gentiles came and said. If it’s just “they” it could be an ecumenical meeting and Sabbath could be any day.” (KJV) NOTE: You see. “Will you preach this to us next Sabbath?” That means that the Gentiles were willing to come on the Sabbath. “To perform the mercy promised to our fathers” (KJV) NOTE: Now they can show mercy to the fathers which suggests that we can pray to the dead. notice this. if you take the Jews out there. “To show mercy to our fathers. for in them ye think ye have eternal life…” (KJV) NOTE: On this point the Dublin Review. because you think that in them you have eternal life…” (RSV) John 5:39. a Catholic newspaper or article. “Search the scriptures.’ and thus Protestantism has lost the very cause of its being. says the following.’ but ‘Ye search. “But perhaps the most surprising change of all is John 5:39. in the King James. July 1881. “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life…” (NIV) John 5:39. NIV) Luke 1:72.” PURGATORY Luke 1:72. “and when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue. ATTACK ON PROTESTANTISM John 5:39 . it says.” What does that mean? It means that he was preaching to the Jews.synagogue. Can I pray to the dead? Apparently yes with the RSV & NIV. then it’s not Saturday necessarily. 1 Peter 4:6. the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath. “You search the scriptures. “For this is why the gospel was preached even to the dead…” (RSV) 15 . Now.
Here. the gospel was preached to those who are dead now. the punishment is a future act. and shall call his name Immanuel. Job 26:5.” (KJV) NOTE: In the King James. Behold. “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. “For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead.” (NIV) 2 Peter 2:9. Behold. “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations.“They (‘the shades’ margin) that are deceased tremble beneath the waters and the inhabitants thereof. those beneath the waters and all that live in them. THE DIRECT ATTACK ON JESUS CHRIST Isaiah 7:14. “Dead things are formed from under the waters.1 Peter 4:6. and bear a son.” (KJV) NOTE: Here we see purgatory in the newer versions. in the other translations. 2 Peter 2:9. “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. a virgin shall conceive. and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. “…unrighteous for the day of judgment. and shall call his name Immanuel.” (RSV) Isaiah 7:14.” (NIV) Job 26:5. while continuing their punishment. in the King James. was the gospel preached to those who are dead? Sure! In the past. and the inhabitants thereof.” Job 26:5. “The dead are in deep anguish. what does that mean? Well here. a young woman shall conceive and bear a son.” (KJV) 16 . it is still being preached to the dead. “For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead…” (KJV) NOTE: Now. In the NIV.” (NIV) 1 Peter 4:6. the punishment is an act in the present.
“And he said unto them. say: ‘Father. Thy kingdom come. we confess. hallowed be your name. Our Father which art in heaven. and ye shall see me because I go to the Father.” (KJV) NOTE: Here again they remove the Divinity of Jesus. “A little while.” (RSV) Acts 22:16. “…and wash your sins away. and ye shall not see me: and again.” (NIV) Acts 22:16. “I am delighted to know that at least this great error of translation has been finally corrected. again a little while. “A little while. 1 Timothy 3:16. “Great indeed. 49-50 John 16:16. say. calling on his name. When ye pray.” (RSV) 17 . In the other versions.” “Which Bible Can You Trust.” (NIV) Luke 11:2.” (KJV) NOTE: In the King James you pray to the Father in Heaven. “…and wash away thy sins.” (NIV) John 16:16. Thy will be done. and that at least some elements of the Christian world no longer officially maintain that Isaiah 7:14 is a prediction that Jesus was to be born of the virgin Mary. and you will see me. ‘When you pray. “In a little while you will see me no more. you can pray to a priest or the Pope. Luke 11:2.” (RSV) John 16:16. so in earth. a little while. pg. and you will see me no more.” (KJV) NOTE: Which verse makes sense? Acts 22:16. hallowed be your name” (RSV) Luke 11:2. is the mystery of our religion: He was manifested in the flesh. and then after a little while you will see me. calling on his name. as in heaven. Hallowed by thy name. “…and wash away your sings. “Father.” Les Garrett.NOTE: Rabbi Balfour Brickner writes the following. calling on the name of the Lord.
follow him: but if Baal. And the people answered him not a word. “Beyond all question. “And Elijah came unto all the people. How long halt ye between ___ _________? If the LORD be God. it’s a crying shame.” (KJV) NOTE: Do you see how they systematically reduce Jesus. and how they take him out of the gospels? It’s a shame.What should we do with Jesus? 1 Kings 18:21. then follow him.” MY DECISION FOR JESUS… I understand that I am not saved by a Bible Version. I realize that I need to study closer. Do you wish to covenant with God for regular Bible study and prayer? Yes or No 18 . but I am now aware of some of the changes in the NIV and RSV. “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh. and I also understand that the King James Version isn’t the only version I can use. and make sure that these things are so. 11.1 Timothy 3:16. and said. the mystery on godliness is great: He appeared in a body.” (NIV) 1 Timothy 3:16.
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