Pervert Translations and Publishers ~ Part 4

Proverb 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

pervert v. /per-vert/ 1 alter from an original meaning or state to a distortion of what was first intended. 2 lead away from what is right, natural, or acceptable.

© South African Pocket Oxford Dictionary, 3rd Edition 2002

Abundant Translations

Do we need the abundant translations that proliferate in our society? Believe me, this will not be the last that we will see more and more pervert bible translations flooding the marketplace and cluttering the bookshelves of believers, laymen, pastors and theologians. Sadly, these very same pervert bibles will be handed out in evangelistic endeavours given to the new unsuspecting converts – this is shameful, wicked and evil to say the least.

The current translations will continue to be printed and even supposedly “newer and better translations” will be produced all in the name of greed for filthy lucre’s sake! The King James Bible has it precise when it makes reference to filthy lucre. Modern dictionaries even refer to it as money, but a Google search brings up this description:

lu-cre /’lōokar/ noun : money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful or gained in a dishonorable way.

The Oxford Dictionaries’ website entry under the US English Dictionary for filthy lucre gives the description as:

filth-y lu-cre noun : Money, especially when gained in a dishonest or dishonorable way. Origin early 16th century: with biblical allusion to Titus 1:11.

Titus 1:11 is very appropriate and reads as follows:

Tit 1:11  Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

Let us do some hermeneutics and see what the Greek words for lucre reveal in the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance:

146. αίσχροκϵρδής , aischrokerdēs, ahee-skhrok-er-dace’; from 150 and κέρδς , kerdos (gain); sordid:– given to (greedy of) filthy lucre.

147. αίσχροκϵρδώς , aischrokerdōs, ahee-skhrok-er-doce’; adverb from 146; sordidly:– for filthy lucre’s sake.

150. αίσχρός , aischros, ahee-skhros’; from the same as 153; shameful, i.e. base (specially venal):– filthy.

2771. κέρδος , kerdos, ker’-dos; of uncertain affinity; gain (pecuniary or genitive):– gain, lucre.

As can be seen when one looks in secular dictionaries and in a concordance looking up the Greek words for filthy lucre, the meanings of filthy lucre remain the same. This can dispel the notion that the KJV English is too archaic and cannot be understood. The reason why people come up with this excuse is because they are living in a generation where they expect to be spoon-fed and pampered and they are just plain lazy or as the Scripture says slothful:

Hebrews 6:12  That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

To be “slothful” is more than just being “sluggish” as the NASB puts it. To be “sluggish” in today’s language is to be “slow moving”, but let us see where this word “slothful” comes from and ye will see that the Word of God is not pampering to those that are lazy. The Greek word for slothful in the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance reads as follows:

3576. νωθρός , nōthros, no-thros’; from a derivative of 3541; sluggish, i.e. (literal) lazy, or (figurative) stupid:– dull, slothful.

3541. νόθος , nothos, noth’-os; of uncertain affinity; a spurious or illegitimate son:– bastard.

One can see that to be slothful is to show one’s laziness and stupidity which also disqualifies you, if you take the derivative, as an illegitimate son. An illegitimate son cannot inherit the promises. One has to be a child of God to inherit the promises through faith and patience. So how can a person be an illegitimate son through being sluggish (slow moving)? Where is the connection?

This is where the doctrine to Study is correct in the KJV. As believers we are to listen to and be taught by the Holy Spirit who will reveal all truth:

John 15:26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

John 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

2 Timothy 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:16  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

To be taught by the Holy Spirit comes about by you applying your part of studying the Word of God, which is a doctrine of the Bible.

I will most probably come under attack from many MacArthur-idolizers – but please understand when I was still a young believer, of which I still am, I listened to many of Dr MacArthur’s sermons and learned much, but in the process of time I fell into idolatry by placing him on a pedestal and I had to repent of my idolatry and ask God for forgiveness of my sin. Man is not the final authority. That belongs to God Almighty alone. This is a warning that the flesh is easily pampered to and this is not a smear campaign against MacArthur, but these writings would not be necessary to be written if MacArthur was not courting controversies himself. We are told in Scripture to contend for the faith (see Jude 1:3) and that would include revealing error. Please test all that is written here.

The MacArthur NIV Study Bible?

The following clip hereunder starts off with Dr John MacArthur explaining that he had been approached by the publishers of the NIV to assist them with a “new NIV Study Bible” where MacArthur will be providing them with his notes from his NASB Study Bible. Part of the interview that appears on the video-clip below (please watch the same to get the full context of the interview), reads as follows, quote:

“I was approached and asked if I would be willing to do an edition of the MacArthur Study Bible in the NIV – it was a lot to think about. First thing to know about is that 40% of the English bibles in the world are NIV, it is 9% ESV, and 2% NAS and the New King James is in there, and so by far the majority bible in the English speaking world is the NIV [Phil Johnson interjection: It is not your favourite translation?] um, it is not my favourite translation. That was the first question. The second question was that if anybody who reads the NIV even cares what it means? So [much laughter] Obviously you get the question. You know what I am saying, it’s like a pew bible. …”

“… So, you can curse the darkness in a sense and say oh it’s terrible they’ve got an NIV, or else you can turn on the light inside the NIV. If I wanted to do anything to help people to understand the bible who use an NIV the best thing I can possibly do is get inside their NIV and explain it – (shrug) Right? … Later on the following statement is made: “There is an 11% change from the older one to the 2011 NIV from what I understand, 11% change …”

This project would obviously show up the errors in the NIV text which therefore shows that it is not a faithful translation and the preserved Word of God. In the words of MacArthur, “There is an 11% change from the older one to the 2011 NIV from what I understand, 11% change …”. If the NIV is purported, by many theologians, to be a “better translation” than the KJV, why would MacArthur have to, in his own words, “If I wanted to do anything to help people to understand the bible who use an NIV the best thing I can possibly do is get inside their NIV and explain it – (shrug) Right?” Surely this is the work of the Holy Spirit and not a man’s job! This project will be just another deceptive bible being placed in the marketplace encouraging more people to go and buy another corrupted and changed bible, which is only “different” because it has “MacArthur’s NASB notes” inside; which is also a deception on MacArthur’s part for he says that the NIV is an erroneous bible. You see the hypocrisy, underhandedness and double-standards that is manifesting here? Will MacArthur be swayed by some of his “partners” showing concern about him being associated with this NIV project and even threatening to withdraw their sponsorship from Grace to You ministries? Why no, not in the least. You see economically speaking MacArthur can make filthy lucre from this project. He will obviously receive some royalties for his input and the printers will have duped the “NIV-loving” public into buying another copy of a pervert bible. Why would Zondervan need to print another type of NIV Study Bible, when they already have many? The reason: Greed driven by the devilish HarperCollins group! And besides, MacArthur’s “The Gospel According to Jesus” book and his own NASB Study Bible are printed by HarperCollins’ subsidiaries Zondervan and Thomas Nelson respectively, just to mention two products.

*John MacArthur on the NIV and other Controversies*

It is a dangerous business where “pastor-teachers” align themselves with the works of darkness, and they profit from these very publishers – that places them on the filthy lucre enrichment payroll. Consider the following write-up that appears at WND – the original article can be read Here. It is a mockery where Rupert Murdoch a purveyor of pornography is called a “born-again Christian.” Murdoch IS NOT a Christian – for a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit (see Matthew 7:17).

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MEDIA MATTERS

MURDOCH PASTOR GETS HEAT FOR MOGUL’S PORN CHANNELS

Christian leaders question Rick Warren for church’s cozy ties with Fox owner

Published: 05/10/2007 at 1:00 AM

Mega-pastor Rick Warren is being challenged by other Christian leaders for not disciplining a prominent member of his California Saddleback Church flock for being one of the world’s leading pornographers.

That would be Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., which, in addition to building a media empire on the chests of topless models and edgy, pushing-the-envelope Fox TV network shows, recently began building a stable of hard-core porn channels for its BSkyB subsidiary.

“Rupert Murdoch is a born-again Christian and Rick Warren claims to be his pastor,” says Chris Rosebrough, head of the Christian Accountability Network. “As a Christian, Murdoch is committing an egregious sin by owning, expanding and profiting from pornographic channels, and Rick Warren, his pastor, has a biblical duty to call Murdoch to repentance and/or put him out of the church.”

He is supported in that call by Jim Lupacchino of the Christian Research Network, Pastor Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries, and a growing list of others who have the Internet buzzing with stories about the pastor and the porn purveyor.

Rosebrough said Murdoch’s decision to run porn channels represents “a clear case of a Christian openly committing a monstrous and unthinkable sin.”

“Sadly, Murdoch’s actions have already damaged his credibility as a Christian,” added Rosebrough. “If Pastor Warren does not act swiftly and call on Murdoch to dismantle his porn distribution network, then the credibility of the Christian message will be compromised around the globe.”

The ties between Warren and Murdoch go beyond the spiritual. Murdoch also owns Zondervan, the company that published Warren’s explosive bestseller “The Purpose Driven Life.”

“We hope that Warren’s business ties to Murdoch’s company haven’t clouded his judgment and impacted his resolve to carry out his biblical duty as Murdoch’s pastor,” added Rosebrough.

News of Murdoch’s hard-core porn venture broke in the London publication The Business late last year. The story alluded to the seeming contradiction of a “born-again Christian” building a hard-core porn network.

Multiple WND messages left with News Corp. seeking a response were unanswered.

Warren, who did not respond to WND’s email requests to address the controversy, has at least twice publicly claimed Murdoch as a member of his church.

In a New Yorker interview published in September 2005, Warren is quoted as saying: “I had dinner with Jack Welch (former chief executive officer of GE) last Sunday night. He came to church, and we had dinner. I’ve been kind of mentoring him on his spiritual journey. And he said to me, ‘Rick, you the biggest thinker I have ever met in my life. The only other person I know who thinks globally like you is Rupert Murdoch.’ And I said, ‘That’s interesting. I’m Rupert’s pastor! Rupert published my book!”

In a Nov. 12, 2006, Orange County Register story, Warren was asked about pastoring a man who publishes tabloids featuring topless women. He responded: “I don’t have to agree with 100 percent of what another person does in order to work with them on the 20 percent that we do agree on.”

The article also points out Murdoch was among the first patrons to support Warren’s PEACE plan, contributing $2 million.

Even Warren’s critics point out he maintains an otherwise exemplary record in speaking out against pornography and its effects. His church’s website, Pastors.com, regularly publishes condemnations of porn and urges Christians to battle it in their communities.

Yet, even before the BSkyB venture into hard-core porn, Murdoch’s News Corp. was steeped in the business.

“News Corp. is a major owner of DirecTV, which sells more pornographic films than (Hustler magazine founder and porn film producer Larry) Flynt,” says porn fighter Gail Dines, professor of American Studies at Boston’s Wheelock College. “In 2000, the New York Times reported that nearly $200 million a year is spent by the 8.7 million subscribers to DirecTV. Among News Corp.’s other media holdings are the Fox Broadcasting and cable TV networks, 20th Century Fox, the New York Post and TV Guide. Welcome to synergy: Murdoch also owns Harper Collins, which published pornography star Jenna Jameson’s best-selling book, ‘How To Make Love Like a Porn Star.’”

Murdoch built his media empire as an Australian newspaper heir who added topless, alluring Page 3 girls to the mix – a practice some of his papers, including the British holding the Sun, still follow today. Last week he made a bid to buy the Wall Street Journal.

Silva says Warren does not seem to be living up to his own convictions about how pastors are to deal with people in sin. He points to an article by Warren dated May 1 of this year [2007] in which he writes: “Sin is to be confessed only as widely as it affects others. Private sin requires only private confession to God. Personal sin that involves others requires interpersonal confession to the people involved. Public sins (those that affect a large group of people in our congregation) regrettably must be dealt with publicly as a warning to others.”

“One would certainly have to think that ‘owning and expanding a network of pornographic channels in Europe’ has to qualify as ‘public sins,’” concludes Silva. “Since Rupert Murdoch’s flagrant and obvious ‘public sins’ have now been brought before the church, and because Warren is a pastor-teacher who is very well known to the public himself, then Warren simply must deal with Murdoch publicly ‘as a warning to others.’”

Saddleback Church, with 30,000 members, was begun by Rick and Kay Warren in 1979 and now has more than 200 ministries in the Orange County, California area. “The Purpose Driven Life” has now sold about 23 million copies.

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Conclusion

As can be deducted from the evidence provided it is clear God Almighty has preserved His inspired Word in the English language through the King James Bible. The evidences here reveal the Devil’s blatant twisting and corrupting of the Holy Word of God through the deceptive modern day pervert bibles that leave the reader in most instances doubting what is in the bibles and what is not in the bibles. It can also be seen that the channels through which the modern day pervert bibles come are through a perverted system of publishers and corrupted texts where any right thinking person can conclude that God would not allow pervert channels to keep and provide His Word for generations to come. Let’s put off the works of darkness,

Romans 13:10  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Romans 13:11  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Romans 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Romans 13:13  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
Romans 13:14  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Ephesians 5:6  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Ephesians 5:7  Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Ephesians 5:8  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Ephesians 5:9  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Ephesians 5:10  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Ephesians 5:12  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Ephesians 5:13  But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Ephesians 5:14  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Ephesians 5:15  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Ephesians 5:16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:17  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

The reason why the “modern church” has little to no power today is because it is caught up in a cesspool of darkness through the pervert bibles that masquerade as the Word of God. The Holy Spirit is being quenched, for we know only the Truth can set us free as we are sanctified by the Word, as our Lord Jesus prayed to His Father,

John 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Today, repent of taking God’s Word for granted through pervert bibles and get back to the Truth! And steer clear of the pervert publishers that are vehicles of the Devil – don’t support them, and have nothing to do with the darkness they promote!

The final part of this series will deal exclusively with the counterfeit New King James Version (NKJV) that is not a better update of the King James Bible. It will reveal the many errors also contained in some of the other modern day pervert bibles.

If you say there is no perfect translation of the Bible, but only some better and some worse, then you are saying God Almighty is unable to give us His full Word and we are subject to and at the mercy of man’s feeble attempts to give us a whole plethora of imperfect translations that need to be explained rather than taught! The pastor-teacher, evangelist should TEACH The Word of GOD and not spend their time explaining away and judging the Word of God by correcting how one should interpret, understand and correct what is the better word or translation from the Hebrew and Greek text in these feeble, English-translated, pervert modern-day words of the gods!

The final Word belongs to JEHOVAH* (the LORD – see Exodus 6:3; Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 26:4),

Psalm 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Psalm 118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

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* 3068 יהוה , Yᵉhôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw’; from 1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God: – Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.

A noun meaning God. The word refers to the proper name of the God of Israel, particularly the name by which He revealed Himself to Moses (Ex 6:2,3). The divine name has traditionally not been pronounced, primarily out of respect for its sacredness (cf. Ex 20:7; Dt28:58). Until the Renaissance, it was written without vowels in the Hebrew text of the OT, being rendered as YHWH. However, since that time, the vowels of another word ‘ădônây (136), have been supplied in hopes of reconstructing the pronunciation. Although the exact derivation of the name is uncertain, most scholars agree that its primary meaning should be understood in the context of God’s existence, namely that He is the “I AM THAT I AM” (Ex 3:14), the One who was, who is, and who always will be (cf. Rev 11:17). … The Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance Expanded Edition, 2004

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