Another Reason for the KJB: the tale of one man’s torment at the hands of the NASB

“Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up YET unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.”
‭‭John‬ ‭7:8-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“So Jesus said to them, “My time is not yet here, but your time is always opportune. The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil. Go up to the feast yourselves; **I DO NOT GO UP TO THIS FEAST**because My time has not yet fully come.””
‭‭John‬ ‭7:6-8‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

Almost every day, following street evangelism, if there aren’t any waves, I drive over to the Jupiter inlet in order to swim in the clear blue-green water, especially just before high tide as it fills in with the warm Gulf Stream current, which lies only 3 miles off shore. The inlet is full of sea turtles, manatees, spotted eagle rays, schools of Jack Crevalle and every manner of tropical fish – and of course, sharks. Swimming against the current one way….and then riding it back to my little beach the other way, is one of the great joys of my life. The swim out against the tide is a challenge, but the journey back, being gently pushed by the warm, clean Gulf Stream, is like quietly flying through a thick blue sky, but instead of birds, it’s full of brilliantly, and beautifully crafted marine life. I see the creativity, love and power of God every single swim.

A few weeks ago, as I was getting out of the water and stripping off my gear, (mask, snorkel, dive gloves, fins, and unnecessary but fun to carry dive knife) I noticed an older gentleman on my little beach. I greeted him with a warm smile and asked him if he knew that Jesus Christ loved him and paid the full price for his sin with His blood. He responded with an enthusiastic,”Yes!”

For some reason, it was on my heart to gently bring up the Bible version issue, so I mentioned to him that after decades of being an NIV lover and KJB hater, I decided to study the reason for all of the different Bible versions. (My article outlining that issue, in depth, can be found at the end of this post.)

I then made the point that one of the most egregious differences between the KJB and the new versions, is that Jesus actually lies to his brothers in John 7:8-10, in every single new version. Not only does scripture teach us that God cannot lie (Titus 1:2), but Revelation 22:15 states that liars go into the lake of fire. I would not want to be one of the men who assigned Jesus to hell by virtue of my translation decisions.

As soon as the words came out of my mouth, the man looked at me with disbelief and said,” Jesus really didn’t lie in the King James??” I said, “No. He only lies in bibles created by Rome. In the real Bible he tells the truth.” The man was absolutely shocked and told me that he had been tormented by that scripture for 25 years! Why did Jesus lie? How could he do that and be God – and truly be good? He found his answer, by the grace and mercy of Jesus. God cannot and does not lie.

Not coincidentally, Matthew 5:22 in the new versions also condemns Jesus to hell since he gets angry with Peter for not respecting God’s plan of redemption. In the new versions, we are condemned to hell simply for being angry with our brother, while the KJB properly adds that we are only in danger of hell for being angry “without a cause.” The deletion in the new versions is clearly no accident.

What a blessing that the Lord led me to that precious soul at that exact moment in time. I asked him for his contact information, and sent him my full Bible version article so that he could understand what exactly happened to the word of God at the hands of Rome in 1881. Satan couldn’t destroy scripture, so he made clever, easy-read counterfeits…shrouded in pseudo scholarship and approved (and pushed) by the Laodicean church. If one puts a Phd or Thd behind their name, seemingly every Christian will trust them, whether they have a legitimate salvation testimony or not.

I will never EVER read (or recommend) a Bible where Jesus is condemned to hell not only for lying but also for being justifiably angry with his beloved brother Peter. Furthermore, there are hundreds of serious doctrinal edits and deletions in the new versions, all of which use the same corrupt family of manuscripts, and simply grab a thesaurus to ensure that they change just enough words and phrases to get a copyright – and the cash that comes with it. That is patently outrageous and will not stand on the last day. I strongly urge all of my readers to review my articles linked at the end of this post, and place your new version Bible where it belongs – in the fire.

My full Bible version article:

The Bible Version Controversy: A Brief History of The War over God’s Eternal Written Word

Another article I wrote on a friend led astray by new version edits:

Repentance, Salvation and The New Bible Versions: Yes, it Really Does Matter

9 thoughts on “Another Reason for the KJB: the tale of one man’s torment at the hands of the NASB

  1. What really astounds and baffles me is that so many preachers, Bible teachers, and Christians I’ve tried to warn about the counterfeit bibles are in total denial! Most of them don’t even want to see the evidence, and yet, they believe they’re called of God. I believe Jesus had them and many others in mind when He gave us the words of Mt. 7: 21-23.

    Thank you, Bro, for sharing this experience with me; I’ve shared it with a number of others because they also need to know!

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    1. Thank you my friend! It is so so sad that very few people are inquisitive enough to search out the changes and then figure who made them and why. A little hint: ROME.
      Appreciate you my northern brother.

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  2. Ed,

    I left a comment on your website; pls let me know if it got posted or not.

    Thanks,

    Tom

    On Tue, Nov 9, 2021 at 3:51 PM Thy Word Alone is Truth: Examining All Things

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  3. That’s a wonderful example of how the KJV brings God’s blessing to those struggling due to errors in the modern versions. May God bless you mightily for being used of Him to free that man from that bondage.

    Two decades ago, I fasted, prayed, and studied to get God’s answer to my desperate questions about the Bible version issue. The attachment is the story of how God led me to the truth. It was quite a spiritual “journey”! If you have time to read it, I hope you will be blessed.

    Thank you for your stand on the KJV. I have prayed for you and your wife.

    Brother Bruce

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    1. Excellent! Thank you for sharing, thank you for encouraging me and thank you for your prayers. We are in a war for the gospel and for the truth of God’s word. It’s nice to know I have some brothers in it with me.

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    2. A major reason for the problem is that somewhere along the line, the KJ Holy Bible became called a “version” instead of the translation that it really is. The per-versions are not translations, and sadly, many preachers and Bible teachers are not teaching the distinctions between the two.

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      1. Amen. You are correct! Seminaries don’t teach the differences. They simply slander the kjb with lies and 1/2 truths, and push the pseudo scholarship of Tshendorf and W&H.

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