King James Version or RSV or NIV, does it make a difference?

Lets take a look at this comparison of the King James Version versus the RSV and NIV….

The NIV and RSV have changes on emphasis and even delete parts that are significant in our understanding of theological issues. Here are some examples:
KJV—(King James Version) versus RSV—(Revised Standard Version) and NIV—(New International Version)

1 John 5:7
Removal of the Trinity
KJV—For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:and these three are one.
RSV—For there are three that testify the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost
NIV—( missing )

Romans 1:3
Systematic removal of the divinity of Jesus Christ
KJV—Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
RSV— concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh,
NIV—regarding his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David,

Acts 22:16
Systematic removal of the divinity of Jesus Christ
KJV—wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord
RSV—and wash away thy sins, calling on his name.
NIV—wash your sins away, calling on his name.

Some people say it doesnt matter, that its just a different translation or one with more modern words. The problem is that some of these new versions are not just a ‘different translation’, they basically have done editing to actually change or take out whatever they disagree with or doesnt fit with a doctrine they hold or someones traditions. Some have taken out whole chapters out or like the Mormons have done away and written their own… and eventually you get to a point which the video brings up where ‘You cannot prove the Trinity in the NIV…’

So its not just a ‘different translation’….

In the new RSV/ NIV the following is missing so its message or meaning it gave has just been wiped out:

Matt 17:21
Matt 18:11
Matt 23:14
Mark 7:16
Mark 9:44
Mark 9:46
Mark 11:26
Mark 15:28
Luke 17:36
Luke 23:17
John 5:4
Acts 8:37
Acts 15:34
Acts 28:29
Romans 16:24

Also, look at Rev 1:11, which I have always memorized as: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.” That phrase is also missing from the NRSV.

The King James Version is based on the Textus Receptus (which is the vast majority of copies from original) has been attacked with changes, amendments, deletions, and to diminish Gods truth but yet it still stands. So it does make a difference.

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