04 – Which Bible Can I Trust?
Today there’s an array of “Bibles” in many languages. None are perfect, simply because of difficulties of translating one language to another. There are also arguments about the true original sources – but that is another subject again. However, it appears that today there are deliberate distortions and omissions. A quick test is – Is it copyrighted? If so, then it is not and cannot be the Word from God. The N I V, the NKJV and the like are widely used and promoted. Why?
The Original Lord’s Prayer
The correct Lord’s Prayer to how it was in the “original” King James 1611
Can be verified in the original translation if you can find a copy – they are around !
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses;
AS we forgive them that trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory.
Forever and Ever
The NIV version …,,, deleted … Father … deleted … hallowed be your name. … deleted …Your kingdom come,… deleted …. Give us each day our daily bread.Forgive us our sins for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.And lead us not into temptation … deleted ….That’s it folks – that’s all you get ! .. So who did that and why ?
a) Which “FATHER”? New Agers pray to another father which is not in heaven, but is the “god of this world”. “Ye are of your father the devil”. John 8:44. Satan likes being called “Father” because he wants to be like the Most High.b) “OUR” must be removed because it opposes the New Age idea of the “universal fatherhood of God”. They think God is the Father of all people. They object to God being the Father only of Christians (John 1:12).c) “WHICH ART IN HEAVEN” identifies the Father to be worshipped as God in heaven and not the devil.d) “THY WILL BE DONE, AS IN HEAVEN, SO IN EARTH”. The devil does not want us to pray that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Hence it is omitted.e) “DELIVER US FROM EVIL”. The devil doesn’t want us to pray for God to deliver us from evil but rather he wants evil to come to us. Evil is too black and white. The devil doesn’t want us to think about good and evil, heaven and hell. Hence he removes them from the Luke 11:2-4 Lord’s Prayer in modern versions.Does the NIV, in Isaiah 14:12, BLASPHEME CHRIST by putting Him in the place of Lucifer the devil?
View the full article – http://www.libertybaptistchurch.org.au/books/NIVOmissions.pdf