But 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, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (2 Peter 2:1 AV)

            For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.  For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. (1 Corinthians 11:18-19 AV) The heresy found in modern ‘Bibles’ reveal the True Holy Bible (AV).

            It doesn’t take a genius to discover that all modern “Bible” versions advocate works for salvation, not Faith plus Grace. Nor does it take much study to find that these modern men’s distortions of God’s Word remove God from His abiding presence in us, keeping us for Himself. The following are some significant comparisons using the King James Version against the New King James Version, claimed to be unaltered in meaning, but simplified in grammar for easier reading. Other versions are similar in offence, but the NKJV is supposed to be faithful to all the meaning of the text, a trap for the unsuspecting new Christian.

            Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4 AV)

            Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4 NKJV)

            Do you see the change in verb tense? KJV says “we are”; NKJV says “we were”. As Christians, we die daily in Christ; our walk is a daily walk with Him. Also there is a difference in being ‘just as’ and ‘like as’. ‘Just as’ implies exactly equivalent; ‘like as’ implies a similarity. No one can live just as Jesus lived, but we can live like Him. See also, Ro 8:24; Eph 4:1,4,30

            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 AV)

            For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16 NKJV)

            Here we see according to NKJV that Christ was not the creator, but an agent through whom creation was accomplished. This is not the only place this distortion is found; it involves many ministries of our Lord by His Word. See Romans 1:2; 1:5; 3:22; 5:2,11,12,16,17,......; Gal 1:1,12,15; 2:21; 3:19,26; 5:6,13. These are just a few.

            We also find that according to the NKJV, we have to live through our own faith in God. We are saved by faith IN Christ, but we live as Christians by the faith of Christ who lives in us. (Gal 2:20) The (KJV) Holy Bible tells us we live by the faith of Christ: Ro. 3:22; Gal 2:16, 20; 3:22; Eph 3:12; Phil 3:9; Col 2:12; James 2:1.

            These are a few major, repeated corruptions found in the NKJV. There are also places where words like Christ, Lord, Hell and other key words are simply struck from God’s Word.  Read again 2 Peter 2:1, above, and see what awaits those who corrupt God’s Word.


Source:  Way Truth Life Ministry             2/15/02