What problems are in the modern versions? Let’s plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out.
So let’s dive back into the train wreck here.
Bible Question #6: How did Jesus’ going to the cross bring our redemption?
A ‘modern’ version will NOT tell you how! (in Colossians 1:14). It says (of Jesus):
“in whom we have redemption …”
The full Christian doctrine is only included in the King James reading of the same verse. Properly stated, it says (of Jesus):
“In whom we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD …”
Without the shedding of blood there is NO remission of sins. Leaving out “the blood” misses a key point of doctrine (and leaves us in our sins).
There’s a simple reason for this. In the manuscripts that were used, the phrase “Through his blood” is not there. It is easy to understand how a scribe could have added such a phrase or it could have been in the margins and then became part of the text. It’s easier for KJV-onlyists to say conspiracy, but let’s look at other places in the NIV….
Romans 3:25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—
Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!
Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
Colossians 1:20. and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Note that last one is in the very same chapter! If you’re involved in a conspiracy to remove the blood, you try to do that everywhere and not just one spot. KJV-onlyists are not expecting people to check up on their claims.
Bible Question #7: Who does Jesus “call” and what does he “call” them to do?
The questions are getting harder! Open a ‘modern’ version to Matthew 9:13b. It says something like:
“For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners”.
Notice how the end of this verse begs the question: “… call the righteous, but sinners TO WHAT?” Turn to the same verse in the King James Bible:
“… for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners TO REPENTANCE“.
Those last 2 words are crucial! Hell (and then the lake of fire) will get all the sinners who don’t repent. Jesus will get all the sinners who do repent. There is a big difference in those two eternal outcomes. And, there is a big difference in these two translations.
We are all sinners, and we must all repent, to be saved.
Which this quote is found exactly in Luke 5:32. Go to a Gospel search and look up the word repent and you will find several mentions. Why does it not show up in the text above? Because it isn’t in the manuscripts that were used for translation. That’s not a conspiracy. The way to argue against it is to have a non-question begging argument that it is the correct one.
KJV-Onlyists have not given us one yet.
Bible Question #8: What happens to those who do not receive the testimony of Jesus Christ, i.e. what happens the those who do not receive the gift of everlasting life?
In many ‘modern’ versions you won’t find out! This is because part of the verse is missing (in Mark 6:11). Let’s turn there now. A ‘modern’ version reads something like:
“… shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.”
However, the King James gives the full teaching:
“… 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“.
I think the reader will agree that this verse contains important information we need to know!
Matthew 10:15 Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
Matthew 11:23-24 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.
Luke 10:12 — I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
Again, what does it say about KJV-Onlyists that you can see their arguments are faulty when you do a Bible Search online for just a couple of minutes if that long?
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