I. It is more than a translation issue!
Many think it is only a difference in the translation from the Greek into the English language. What is not realized is that the modern day scholars (1881 -2017 AD) have "turned aside" from the Greek Textus Receptus (that the Bible has always been translated from since the Reformation) and went to a different Greek textwhich they claim to be older, more faithful to the original scriptures / manuscripts / Greek Text.
Using a different Greek text is not translating, it is changingthe inspired Word of God. (2Tim.3:16- 17, 2Peter.1:20-21, Deut.12:32, Prov.30:5-6, Rev.22;:18) The undeniable evidence is in the fruit(Footnotes)
"by their fruits (Footnotes) you shall know them." (Matt 7:15-21) Fruit (or footnotes) is proof that their foundation / "root" is different. This a law of creation that the fruit identifies the root. (Rom.1:20, Psa.19:1-3, 1John.5:7-8)
This NEW Greek text is based on two manuscripts, called the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus which they (the modern day scholars) say are older and more reliable. This is where the changes, deletions and come from. (Note: the examples in Chart above) More information in Phase 1, Page 2
Note: This statementby the New American Standard Bible (NASB) / Principles of translation. "It was felt that the word-for-word literalness was unacceptable to the modern reader, a change was made in the direction of a more current English idiom." This lead to giving consideration "to the latest available manuscripts with a view to determine the best Greek Text..." This latest and best text" (according to these editors) is the Codex Sinaiticus and Vaticanus. (The 23rd. Edition of Eberhard Nestle's.)
A. Is there such a thing as "the latest" and "best text?"
When God inspired the Old and New Testament writers to write down His Word, and there was no need to updated it. (1Peter.1:21, 2Tim.3:16)There was a need to updated the English, but NEVER to updated what inspired! God has not changed His mind or left something out.Therefore is no such thing as the latest and best manuscripts.Why would God inspire (2Tim.3:16-17) these modern day scholars to add to His Word or diminish anything from His Word? (The Greek Text) Of course NOT! He would violating His own Word. (Deut.4:2; 12:32, Prov.30:5-6, Rev.22:18)
However this what they doing, evidenced in their footnotes.
Under the "disguise" (deception / smokescreen) of providing a Bible with modern day English, they are changing (diminishing from) the Greek text. (The Texts Receptus)
They are not translating (i.e. expressing the sense of (words or text) in another language) they are changing God-breathed Words. This sample is one of hundreds.To teach or promote that "the inspiration of God (2Tim.3:16-17) caused these translators to change "the only begotten Son" to "the only begotten God" is to say the Jesus had a beginning. Jesus was the beginning! "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God" (John.1:1, Col.16-17, Heb.1:1-2) To teach or promote in our preaching that Jesus is the only begotten God, is preaching ANOTHER JESUS, ANOTHER GOSPEL and ANOTHER SPIRIT. (2Cor.11:1-15, Note:v.7)
1. The apostles warned about this in the 1st. Cent. a. Corruption of God's Word as the serpent beguiled Eve
For "we are not as many which corrupt the word of God..." (2Cor.2:17; 2Cor.11:3-15, Note:v.7 Gal.1:6-8, Phil.3:1-14, Col.1:16-17 / 4:16, 1Tim.4:1-2; 4:1-4, Titus.1:9, Heb.1:9 / Gal.1:11- 12) Paul said, "I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, (i.e. a Jesus that is not deity, that did not resurrect bodily from the grave) whom we have not preached" (2Cor.11:1-4) Today the serpent (Devil / Satan) is still provoking the Church / Eve into adding to (Gen.2:16-17; 3:1-3) and diminishing God's Word from the pulpit through his "ministers of righteousness" (2Cor.11:15)
b. False epistles / letters / manuscripts
Paul warned the Church of the Thessalonians that they "not be soon shaken...by letter (epistles)as from us."(2Thes.2:1-2) This warning was given (49-54 AD?) even before the cannon of scripture had been established (approx. 100 AD?) by the apostle John. ("Cannon" - meaning what books belonged in the Bible) c. Wresting (torturing) the scriptures
Peter wrote to the 1st. Century Church that "there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable  heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them (1Cor.6:20, 1Peter.1:18-20) and bring upon themselves swift destruction." (2Peter.2:1) Peter writes, these false prophets (who were unlearned and unstable) and teachers were "wresting (torturing) the scriptures". (2Peter.3:16)
d. Certain men crept in (stealthily) unawares Jude warned that "there are certain men crept in (stealthily) unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ." (Jude.1:4-5) A "form" of godliness (grace) but denying the power" (2Tim.3:5) of the blood of Christ by questioning His Deity!
Note: Your protect is the "unction from the Holy One"
John writes, "Little children, it is the last time: (even in the 1st. Cent.) and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now (in the 1st. Cent.) are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things." (1John.2:18-20; 26-27) 2. It is crucial what you believe about Christ's Deity and Resurrection
Your Salvation depends on it! If we confesswith my mouth the Lord Jesus (that He is Deity / God manifest in the flesh) (Acts.2:1-36,Note:v.36, John.7:39) and believe in our heart that God hath raised him (bodily) from the dead, we will be saved. (Rom.10:9)
Note: If I don't believeand confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and His resurrection from the dead, then I am not saved and I will spend eternity in the lake of fire burning with brimstone. (Rev.20:1-15, Phil.4:7, Rev.3:5) (Review: PHASE 10) Our eternity is determined by how I believe God's Word. (Note: This example in Acts.2:30)
Ask yourself this question, "who is the one that wants to create doubt concerning the Lord Jesus and His bodily resurrection?" (It is the dragon, old serpent, the devil, and Satan Rev.12:9)
a. Confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus
This is a statement of Deity.The apostle Peter on the day of Pentecost received this revelation from God that Jesus now is "The Lord Jesus." This is because He was resurrected and now glorified with the glory with the Father's own self, which He (Jesus, the Word) had before the world was (John.17:1-26, Note:v.5) The Baptism in the Holy Ghost confirms this! (John.7:37-39; 14:1-16; 16:11-15)
b. That God hath raised him (bodily) from the dead
A Statement of Deity. In the context of the Bible when you go from the verse to the chapter, from the chapter to the book, and the book to the Testament and the Testament to entire Bible. Christ being raised from the dead, is bodily raised from the dead! When the apostle wrote by the "inspiration of God" (2Tim.3:16-17), that "God hath raised him (Jesus) from the dead, he was saying that God has raised Jesus Bodily from the dead.(Matt.28:1-7, Mark.16:1-5,10 Luke.24:1-2, John.20:1-2, Mark.16:9, John.20:11-17, 1Cor.15:4, Matt.28:8-15, Psa.16:10, 1Cor.15:5, Luke.24:34, Mark.16:12-13, Luke.24:13-35, John.20:19-25, Mark.16:14-18, John.20:26-29, Matt.16-20, John.21:1- 24,6, 1Cor.15:6-7, Mark.16:19 -20, Luke.24:50-53, Acts.1:4-9; 4:2; 4:33, 24:21, Rom.1:4, Heb.6:2, 1Peter.3:21)
The same is true when he wrote to the Corinthian Church. "how say some among you that there is no (bodily) resurrection of the dead?...if there be no (bodily) resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not (bodily) risen: And if Christ be not risen, (bodily) then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: (bodily) whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. (bodily)
For if the dead rise not, (bodily) then is not Christ raised: (bodily) And if Christ be not raised, (bodily) your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep (have died) in Christ are perished. (1Cor.15:1-52, Note:v.16-19)
There are eternal consequences to denying Christ rose bodily
c.Without Christ's blood, Deity and Resurrection you are dead in your sin!
(1) No atonement without the blood For "the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make anatonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul." Lev.17:11-12, Heb.9:1-28, Note:v.22)
(2) The only atonement is in the "precious blood of Christ" Forasmuch "as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; (Note: Exod.30::11-16; 38:25, Lev.27:3) But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."(1Peter.1:18-20)
(3) To say in Him we have redemption leaves a question? Do I have redemption through my good works, or how much offering do I put in the collection, or if I financed the new Church building, or if I dedicate myself to some cause, or "if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned" (1Cor.13:3) or do something good for my fellow man.
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B. God said, "I will hasten (watch over) my Word to perform it"
God has entrusted His Word to His QUALIFIED Priesthood / The Church(Num.1:47-54; 3:38-39, 1Peter.2:5-9, Rev.1:6; 5:10) to guard, copy, teach His Word. (Deut.17:18; 24:8, 2Chron.15:3; 24:15, Nh.7:62- 65; 8:2, Mal.2:7) Would God who is Sovereign, Providential and never slumbers of sleeps, allow- ing some scribe to make a mistake about the Deity and bodily resurrection of The Lord Jesus Christ? Of course NOT! (1Sam.3:19, Matt.5:17-19; 24:35, 1Peter.1:25, Isa.55:11)
C. Changes was not the purpose of the Revision Committee in1870 AD.
They said "We deplore any recasting of text." If an alteration was made, it would be in the margin. However, something happened that caused them to change the scriptures concerning Christ's Redeeming Blood, Deity and Resurrection.
Review: Phase 1 Cover Page NEXT:They found a NEW Greek Text - PHASE 1, Page 2 1. The Amplified Bible - Explanation of Arbitrary Punctuation. Italics 2. God Only Wrote One Bible, J.J. Ray, p.23 / English Revised Version, Preface, pp.9-10 / Westscott. History of the English Bible, pp.321- 325 3. Evaluating Versions of the New Testament, E.W. Fowler, p.13 4. Samuel Hemphill - History of the Revised Version, p.54-55 / Evaluating Versions of the New Testament, p.4 5. The King James Defended - E. F. Hills, Chap.8,6.(a),p.225 6. Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Vol.21, p.288 7. Eusebius. Ecclesiasstical History, Book 3, Chap.24 8, 9, 10. Funk & Wagnalla, Vol.19. p,441 11. Encyclopedia Britannica, (Origen) 12. Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol.1, pp.434-435 13. Present day Truths - Iverson, p.14-15 14. Compton's Interactice Encyclopedia, "Constantine" 15. Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, Book 5, Chap.8 / Encycloptian Tatian 16. Encyclopedia Britannica. "Arius" Arius was a ascetical, moral leader of a Christian community in the area of Alexandria, and attracted a large following through a message integrating Neoplatonism, which accented the absolute oneness of the divinity as the highest perfection, with a literal, rationalist approach to the New Testament texts. 17. "Constantine" - Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, 1996 18. Sir Robert Anderson, L.C.B.L.D. p.48, The Church and the Bible / E. H. Broadbent - The Pilgrim Church, pp.21-22 19. Dr. Ira M. Price - Ancestary of the Englisah Bible, p.70 / God Only Wrote One Bible- J.J. Ray, p.18 20. Encyclopedia Britannica, "Eusebius" 21. Dr. Ira M. Price - Ancestry of the English Bible, p.70 / Hurst - History of the Christian Church, Vol.1 pp.36-37 / God Only Wrote One Bible J.J. Ray, p.18 22. Origen - "Platoist." Isaac Newton’s The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended ( London : 1728),11. The Newton Project—University of Sussex, East Sussex London: 2007, www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk. 23. The Traditional Text - Burgon Miller, p.163 / Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol.4, p.86 / The Cannon and Text of the New Testament, p.345 / The Ancestry of the - Dr. Ira M. Price, p.70 / A.T.Robertson , Intro of the New Testament, p.80 / Dr. Phillip schaff. Companion to Greek Testament, p.115. / Intro. to the New Testament - Vol.2, p.270 24. Damnable - To deny Christ's Deity is to deny His Redeeming blood. Hebrews says if we willfully reject Christ's Redemption, "there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins." (Heb.10:25-29) Once again revealing the eternal consequences of removing scripture that creates doubt, or rejecting Christ's Deity. This word has been translated as damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, perish, pernicious ways, waste. Strong's NT #864 25. Crept - Strong's NT #3921 26. Begotten - Strong's Con. NT# 3439 μονογενής monogenḗs, mon-og-en-ace'; from G3441 and G1096; only-born, i.e. sole:—only (begotten, child). 27. Interpreting the Scriptures - K. J. Conner / K. Malmin 28. Thompson Chain Ref. Bible - The origin and Growth of the English Bible, English Versions. p.181 29. Interpreting the Scriptures - K. J. Conner / K. Malmin, p.31 30. Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, 1996 31. Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Jan Hus, 1996 32. Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, 1996 33. Interpreting the Scriptures - K. J. Conner / K. Malmin, p.34 34. The King James Defended, Chap.8, p.199 / Works of Luther - Philadelphia: Muhlenberg Press, 1932 Vol.6, pp.476-89 35. The King James Defended - E.F. Hills, Chap.8, p.203 36. The King James Defended - E.F. Hills, Chap.,8 (e), p.198 37. The King James Defended - E.F. Hills, Chap.8, p.202 38. The Priesthood belongs to the people, the Body of Christ, NOT the Scholar. (1Peter.2:5-9, Rev.1:6; 5:10, Deut.31:9-11) 39. Thompson Chain Ref. Bible , F.C. Thompson, D.D., Ph.D 40. The King James Defended - E.F. Hills, Chap.8 (f), p.199 41. The Catholic Counter Reformation - Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, 1996 42. The Catholic Counter Reformation - Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, 1996 43. The Catholic Counter Reformation - Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, 1996 44. The History of Roman Catholicism, New Religious Order - Encyclopedia Britannica 45. The Catholic Counter Reformation - Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, 1996 46. The History of the Revised Version - Samuel Hemphil, pp.54-55 47. Wescott and Hort in their theory of the text built the work of several earlier men, such as Griesbach, Lachman, and Tischendorf, who around 1775 AD published texts differing in many places from the Received Text. - E.W. Fowler. Evaluating Versions of the New Testament, p.4 48. The History of the Revised Version - Samuel Hemphil, pp. 54-55 / Evaluating Versions of the New Testament - E.W. Fowler, p.28 49. Evaluating Versions of the New Testament - E.W. Fowler, p.9 50. Core, New Commentary, Part.3, p.721 51. The Life and letters of Fenton John Hort - 2 Vols; London: MacMillan and Co. Ltd., 1896, 1211 52. The King James Defended, E.F. Hills, Chap.8,6, (a), p.225 53. The Traditional Text - Burgon Miller, p.163 / Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol.4, p.86 / The Cannon and text of the New Testament, p.345 / The Ancestry of the - Dr. Ira M. Price, p.70 / A.T. Robertson, Intro of the New Testament, p.180 / Dr. Phillip Schaff. Companion to Greek Testament, p.115./ Intro to the New Testament - Vol.2, p.270 54. Evaluating Versions of the New Testament, E.W. Fowler, p.4 / B.F. Westcott and F.J. Hort. The New Testament in the original Greek, Vol.ii, Introduction and Appendix (New York Harper and Brothers, 1882, p.277 / The King James Defended - E.F. Hills. Chap.3,p.66 55, Evaluating Versions of the New Testament, E.W. Fowler, p.4-5 56. (NASB "Principles of Translation) 57. Letter / epistle - Strong's Con. NT # 1992 a written message:—"epistle," letter. 58. Wrest - Strong's Con. NT # 4761 / to wrench, i.e. (specially), to torture (by the rack), but only figuratively, to pervert:—wrest. 59. Godhead - We use the term "Trinity" meaning the tri-unity of God The Father, The Son and the Holy Ghost. 60. Adding - The apostle Paul told the Corintian Church, "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve (Gen.3:1-5) through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. The serpent (Gen.3:1 / Rev.12:9) is still saying, "Yea, hath God said." and provoking the Church add and diminish (Deut.4:2; 12:32, Prov.30:5) from His Word. 61. Sovereign - Supreme, absolute, unlimited, unrestricted, boundless, ultimate, total, unconditional, full; principal, chief, dominant, predominant, ruling; royal, regal, monarchical. (Deut.4:39, 1Chron.29:12, Job.9:12 / Rom.9:19-21, Dan.5:32-35) 62. Providential - Involving divine foresight or intervention: God's providential care for each of us.(Job.9:12 / Rom.9:19-21, Dan.5:32-35) 63. Mistakes - There were no mistakes. God promised to hasten (watch over) His Word to perform it (Jer.1:12, Isa.55:8-11, Matt.5:17-19) However there were deliberate "falsification" (changes, corruption of God's Word which He Sovereignly and Providentially let fall to the ground and rejected these manuscripts. 64. Antichrist shall come - (Review: PHASE 10) There is a time for the antichrist to be revealed (2Thes.2:6) However the spirit of antichrist, (John writes) in in the world in the 1st. Century. (1John.4:1-4, 2Thes.2:6-7) Therefore we must be on alert, be sober, stay awake. (1Thes.5:1-8) 65. Never sleeps - Psa.121:1-3, Psa.139 66. Recommended study is Interpreting the scriptures by Kevin Conner and Ken Malmin 67. Deity - meaning Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. (Gen.1:1, John.1:1-14, Col.1:15-18, Phil.2:6, John.17:5, Isa.42:6, 1Tim.3:16, 1John.4:1-4, John.8:10-18