The Two Paths Of New Testament Manuscripts

Since the Garden of Eden, when Satan said to Eve, “Did God really say?”,
Satan has been corrupting the words of God to deceive us. 

Every time God has given us His written Word, Satan has countered by creating a similar corrupt text to deceive people.  Knowing that he can’t eliminate God’s Word, Satan created a deceptive path that has led to our modern Bible versions.

On this page you will learn about the two paths of New Testament manuscripts that have formed our Bibles:

  • God promised to “preserve His Word forever” and that path was forged by believers who trusted in the inerrant word of God, and sought to preserve His pure words.
  • The other path was created by heretics who didn’t believe in the inerrant word of God or the deity of Jesus; so they amended, changed and deleted words and verses, that didn’t agree with their philosophy.

To see which words Satan has removed from your Bible version,
click on Modern Bible Deception Verse Study.

God’s New Testament manuscripts were written in Greek, so that they could spread throughout the Roman Empire.

Jesus and the disciples spoke in Hebrew, but the N.T. was written in Greek, which was the common trade language at the time, so that the gospel would spread to the nations.

True Path – Believers in Antioc, Syria collected the Holy Scriptures, which formed the New Testament.  Antioc is where followers of Christ were first called Christians.  They made many copies of the scriptures and shared them with other churches, and many believed in Jesus through their witness.

Corrupt Path Satan countered by having philosophers in Alexandria, Egypt change the Syrian texts to fit their beliefs.  Unbelieving philosophers in Alexandria Egypt, such as a man named Origen, who did not accept the Bible as the Word of God or Jesus as the Son of God; amended, added to and deleted many portions of the true text and then palmed off their work as the Word of God.

As a result, their Greek manuscripts either changed words, deleted words, or deleted entire verses, where a text validated the deity of Jesus.

The two most prominent of the corrupt Alexandrian codices are called the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus:
Codex Siniaticus (Aleph or a) was put in the trash heap by the monks of St Catherine’s MonasteryOn nearly every page of the manuscript there are corrections and revisions, done by 10 different people.  It is indeed worthless trash.

Codex Vaticanus (B) is kept by the Roman Catholic Church, which the Reformers properly identified as Antichrist.
In the gospels alone it leaves out 237 words, 452 clauses and 748 whole sentences.

The early Christians REJECTED these manuscripts, so they were cast aside for a thousand years, until they were later dug up and called “ancient manuscripts.”

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God had the Bible translated into Latin, so that it could spread throughout the Roman Empire.
True Path – God had the Vaudois (who lived in the Alps) translate the Bible into Latin. The Old Latin Bible became known as the Vulgate (common) Bible, and it spread all the way to England before 200 AD.

Corrupt Path – Satan responded by having the Roman Catholic Church commission Jerome to write their own version, the Latin Vulgate.  Jerome followed Origen’s teachings, so the same corruptions occurred in this Bible.  It was completed in 405 AD.

The Latin Vulgate Bible didn’t catch on during that time, because Christians knew it was a fake.

During the Dark Ages 500-1500AD, Satan used the Roman Catholic Church to kill millions of Christians for using the true Bible, and they burned the bibles.
The Roman Catholic Church taught from their corrupt Latin Vulgate Bible and forbid people to read the word of God.

They persecuted whole groups of people like the Waldenses, the Huguenots, the Vaudois in the Alps, and many more.

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As copies of manuscripts have been collected over the years, they have formed two groups.
True Path
– The ‘Majority Text’ makes up 95% of 5,300+ existing manuscripts that are in agreement and form the basis for the Textus Receptus which is also called the ‘Received Text’ or ‘Byzantine Text’.

The Textus Receptus is the text which the King James translators used.

Corrupt Path – The ‘Minority Text’ consists of only 5% of existing manuscripts. The main texts, Sinaiticus and Vaticanus, contradict each other over 3,000 times in the gospels alone, and they disagree with the ‘Majority Text’ in 13,000 places.

Amazingly, modern Bible versions like the NIV and ESV are based on these ‘Minority Text’ manuscripts.

Sinaiticus and Vaticanus were written from 300-400 A.D., so because they’re ‘ancient’, modern Bible translators mistakenly think that they must be better.

But the Textus Receptus agrees with the earliest versions of the Bible: Peshitta (AD150) Old Latin Vulgate (AD157), the Italic Bible (AD157) etc.  These Bibles were produced some 200 years before the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus.

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God had His Words translated into the English language, so that it could spread around the world.
Because of its purity, the TR was used by all the Protestant Reformers of Europe to make their translations.

  • John Wycliffe’s Translation (1380-82) was the first manuscript (hand-written) Bible in the English language. 21 years after he died, the RCC dug him up, tried him for heresy, found guilty, they burned his ashes.
  • Martin Luther translated it into German, giving Germany the Word of God.
  • In 1534 John Calvin helped it get translated into French.
  • William Tyndale’s New Testament (1526) was the first printed English Bible.
    The Roman Catholic Church hated him and his TR-based Bible so much, that they burned him at the stake.

God used the printing press and the English Bible to save millions of people.

The printing press allowed people to read the Word of God for the first time, and the Protestant Reformers discovered the pure gospel of Jesus Christ.

When the Reformers read the scriptures, they realized that the Roman Catholic Church is Antichrist, the little horn of Daniel, and the beast of Revelation.

Martin Luther declared “We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.”  And millions came out of the RCC and were saved by the true gospel of Jesus.

The Ninety-Five Theses was written by Martin Luther in 1517 and is widely regarded as the initial catalyst for the Protestant Reformation.

The age that brought the Geneva Bible and the 1611 King James Bible was a time of incredible world missions, salvation, growth in churches, called the ‘Great Awakening’, where millions of people were saved.

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The Roman Catholic Church created a “counter-reformation” plan.

At the Council of Trent in 1559, they put the new Bibles on the “Forbidden Book” list, punishable by death.

And it empowered the Jesuits, the Roman Catholic Church army, to go destroy all that oppose them.  Their mission is to bring the Protestant Church back to the Mother church, and to destroy those who oppose.

Millions of ‘heretics’, mostly Christians, were tortured and killed during the Inquisition.

Part of their counter-reformation plan was to rewrite the Greek Bible and then English Bibles.

Satan countered by having unbelieving heretics, Westcott and Hort(WH), create a Greek New Testament in 1811, based on the corrupt Sinaiticus and Vaticanus, which removed many words that validate Jesus’ deity.

They called the Textus Receptus ‘vile’ and refused to believe that God preserved His holy words. So they set out to create their own Greek text, based on their beliefs and philosophy.

Their Greek New Testament has 5,337 deletions as compared to the Textus Receptus Greek.

Satan then had Westcott and Hort help create the 1815 English Revised Version Bible.  The NIV, ESV and other modern Bibles are built on this corrupt foundation, which is why they’re missing many words that validate Jesus’ deity.

Then they created the Nestle-Aland (NA)  and the United Bible Societies(UBS) Greek New Testaments, which are based on the Westcott-Hort Greek Text.
The Nestle-Aland(NA) Greek N.T. is the basis for nearly every modern Bible translation, including the NIV and ESV.

It has 8,000 differences from the Textus Receptus, which explains why the modern Bible versions are missing so many words and verses. (i.e. The NIV has 64,576 fewer words than the King James.)

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Satan has infiltrated most seminaries and Bible schools, so that they teach based on the corrupt Greek text.

Because the corrupt Greek Bibles and modern Bible versions, like the NIV and ESV, are both missing words and verses, most Pastors don’t notice the deception.  This has created generations of pastors who in turn teach from the corrupt texts, which misleads the masses of Christians.  As you can see, Satan has been very effective.

For you see, instead of Satan attacking the church from the outside, which would be obvious to everyone, he has infiltrated most Seminaries, Bible colleges and church denominations, to get them to use his corrupt Greek texts and Bible versions, as to deceive not only the world, but the church of Jesus Christ.

Not only that, but they teach them to doubt that God has preserved His word, that every manuscript and translation is corrupt, that modern Bibles are based on supposedly ‘older, better manuscripts’

The Jesuits teachings spread from the Vatican to secular Universities.  Then students took their teachings to Princeton, Yale and Liberal seminaries.  Faith was replaced with doubt through Liberal ‘Higher Criticism’. Then the next generation of professors moved into mainline colleges and seminaries.  And then into Conservative Bible Colleges and Seminaries. Then their teachings were spread throughout fundamentalist schools and Bible churches.

Their teachings spread the deception throughout the body of Christ, which is Satan’s goal.  Do you now see how we got to where we are?

We should not trust Pastors just because they went to seminary.  The Apostle Paul encouraged Christians to “search the scriptures daily, (and prove) whether these things were so.” Acts 17:11

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So which path will you follow?  
True Path
– The ‘Majority Text’ path (King James Bible) that is validated by 95% of 5,300+ existing manuscripts, which were written and kept by believers who trusted in God’s inerrant Word, and believed that Jesus is God?

Corrupt Path – The ‘Minority Text’ path (NIV, ESV and most modern Bible versions) that are based on only 5% of existing manuscripts, which were written by unbelievers who don’t believe that God’s Word is inerrant, or in the deity of Jesus?

Christians who knowingly continue to study these counterfeit Bibles are condoning the errors that they contain.

And Pastors who teach from these corrupt Bibles will be held to an ever higher standard before the Lord.
By doing so they not only place themselves in grave moral danger, but also encourage spiritual deception!

Your pastor, teacher, website Greek, Greek Bible, may use the wrong Greek text, so they are giving wrong answers.  Just one example is  Acts 8:37.  A pastor can look at his Greek Bible and it’s not there, so he concludes that’s why this verse is not in the NIV and other modern Bible versions.

The problem is that pastors are unknowingly using a Greek Bible that Satan has corrupted, which has completely removed many of the key proof texts.

Click here for a one-page PDF summary of this page.

FOR FURTHER STUDY, HERE’S SOME RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

Did The Catholic Church Give Us The Bible? – David W. Daniels

Answers To Your Bible Version Questions – David W. Daniels

To see which words Satan has removed from your Bible version,
click on Modern Bible Deception Verse Study.
For further study on the corruption of the Bible, watch the documentaries called “Tares Among the Wheat”

You can purchase the DVD at http://www.adullamfilms.com/TaresAmongTheWheat.html

You can watch it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wep1KFb3wns

And “A Lamp In The Dark: The Untold History of the Bible”

You can purchase the DVD at http://www.adullamfilms.com/ALampInTheDark.html

You can watch it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNZ-sOzXWEk

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violet November 18, 2017 at 3:46 am

Search The Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life and ,they are they which testify of me.( John 39 verse 47 to end.)” Glory to God The Father and The Son and The Holy Ghost .” Three in one.

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wayne October 16, 2017 at 4:29 am

David , keep at it , excellent stuff , glad that you have this ministry . suggest you dont argue or debate too much with those that cant see the truth . it is clearly evident satans deception and his RC church, and in many other aspects in the world. Dont try and convince anyone , the HOLY SPIRIT will do that. Give us as much truth as you can deliver.
There is a lack of sound knowledge and many born again people are stumbling.
Glad to hear you are not celebrating the pagan RC feasts. Imagine if Born again’s would stop celebration xmas and easter , a revival of note would occur.

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wayne October 16, 2017 at 7:56 am

Having read some of your other pages you have certainly got in wrong concerning the Jewish state and the Jews , really very wrong

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David October 16, 2017 at 8:25 am

Wayne, the ‘Christians Should Not Support Israel’ page is full of testimonies of Jews against the Zionist state of Israel. The enemy controls the land of Israel. True Israel is made up of those who have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/christians-should-not-support-israel/

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David October 16, 2017 at 8:22 am

Thank you for your comment Wayne. Yeah, many believers need to come out of Babylon!

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Jekku October 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Check out Chuck Missler “Learn the Bible in 24 Hours” video Bible study on YouTube. VERY informative, and goes into this issue in some depth. It’s taught me a lot about the Bible’s own history and how satan continues to try to thwart the true word of God, both from the outside as well as from the inside. Not to mention MANY other great videos from Chuck and Koinonia House Ministries. He’s pretty much a modern day Berean. 🙂

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Simon October 4, 2017 at 4:02 pm

There is NOT a SINGLE teaching that Jesus is GOD.
The TRINITY is false, something that you can very easily discover for yourselves by searching through the scriptures – once you start digging deeper, you can easily see that the scriptures used to support the Trinity are clearly taken out of context, misunderstood, or are sometimes false translations – and even forgeries. Not everyone knows this, however, as most Trinitarians believe only what their pastors teach them, instead of doing their own research and believing what is taught by the oldest Greek Bibles, which clearly reveal that there is NO Trinity taught from the beginning to the end – from the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last.

This article tells us:
So which path will you follow?
True Path – The ‘Majority Text’ path (King James Bible) that is validated by 95% of 5,300+ existing manuscripts, which were written and kept by believers who trusted in God’s inerrant Word, and believed that Jesus is God?

NOW THE REAL FACTS.
Trinitarians and people who believe Jesus is GOD, are totally deceived, and FOLLOW the Catholic MAIN trinity doctrine they ADMIT they created.

The New Bible Dictionary, 2nd edition by J.D. Douglas, page 1221, admits that the doctrine of the trinity does not come from the Scriptures, but from philosophy influenced by paganism.

The Encyclopedia Britannica, Micropedia Volume 11, page 928, gives us the following facts about the trinity.
Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Hebrew Scriptures: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4).

The Religions of Ancient Greece and Babylonia, by A. H. Sayce. pages 229-230, clearly tells us that the Greek philosophical ideas were developed in Alexandria, Egypt from the pagan mystery religions.

List of Catholic Doctrines.
1. TRINITY — “The mystery (see Rev. 17:5) of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the catholic church. https://sites.google.com/site/christourtruth/list-of-catholic-doctrines

Very sadly Trinitarians are believing and following a group of monks at the First Council of Nicaea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Council_of_Nicaea

IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN.’” MATTHEW 15:9.

The Cathecism of the Catholic Church admits the Church (not the Bible) had to come up with terms of “philosophical” (pagan/Greek) origin to explain it::
251 In order to articulate the dogma of the Trinity, the Church had to develop its own terminology with the help of certain notions of philosophical origin: “substance,” “person,” or “hypostasis,” “relation” and so on (Catechism of the Catholic Church. Imprimatur Potest +Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Doubleday, NY 1995, p. 74).

Here is what it is recorded that a one-time Catholic bishop named Marcellus of Ancyra wrote, around the middle of the fourth century, where certain aspects of trinitarianism came from–paganism:
Now with the heresy of the Ariomaniacs, which has corrupted the Church of God…These then teach three hypostases, just as Valentinus the heresiarch first invented in the book entitled by him ‘On the Three Natures’. For he was the first to invent three hypostases and three persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he is discovered to have filched this from Hermes and Plato (Source: Logan A. Marcellus of Ancyra (Pseudo-Anthimus), ‘On the Holy Church’: Text, Translation and Commentary. Verses 8-9. Journal of Theological Studies, NS, Volume 51, Pt. 1, April 2000, p.95 ).

Dean Matthews, DD, D. Litt.:

• “It must be admitted by everyone who has the rudiments of an historical sense that the doctrine of the Trinity formed no part of the original message. St. Paul did not know it, and would have been unable to understand the meaning of the terms used in the theological formula on which the Church ultimately agreed” (God in Christian Experience, p. 180).

“The evolution of the Trinity: No responsible NT scholar would claim that the doctrine of the Trinity was taught by Jesus or preached by the earliest Christians or consciously held by any writer of the NT. It was in fact slowly worked out in the course of the first few centuries in an attempt to give an intelligible doctrine of God” (The Image of the Invisible God, SCM Press, 1982, Dr. A. T Hanson, Professor of Theology University of Hull)

• It might tend to moderation and in the end agreement, if we were industrious on all occasions to represent our own doctrine (the Trinity) as wholly unintelligible (Dr. Hey, Lectures in Divinity, 2, 235

• The Trinity is a contradiction, indeed, and not merely a verbal contradiction, but an incompatibility in the human ideas conveyed. We can scarcely make a nearer approach to an exact enunciation of it, than of saying that one thing is two things. (Sadler’s Gloria Patri, p. 39, A. H. Newman).

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David October 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

I cover the Trinity Deception on my Falling Away of 2 Thessalonians 2 study series. http://christianitybeliefs.org/the-falling-away/the-holy-trinity-deception/

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Simon October 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Great Dave I am delighted you know about the greatest Christian deception in history.
I believe this is why Jesus said FEW would be saved, because MOST are deceived.

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Simon October 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm

This article is completely wrong, by saying the corrupt Sinaiticus and Vaticanus.

This article tells us: God had the Bible translated into Latin, so that it could spread throughout the Roman Empire.
True Path – God had the Vaudois (who lived in the Alps) translate the Bible into Latin. The Old Latin Bible became known as the Vulgate (common) Bible, and it spread all the way to England before 200 AD.

What they don’t tell us?
The Vulgate (/ˈvʌlɡeɪt, -ɡɪt/) is a late 4th century Latin translation of the Bible that BECAME THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S OFFICIALLY PROMULGATED LATIN VERSION OF THE BIBLE during the 16th century.

The translation was largely the work of St Jerome, who in 382 had been commissioned by Pope Damasus I to revise the Vetus Latina (“Old Latin”) Gospels then in use by the Roman Church. Jerome, on his own initiative, extended this work of revision and translation to include most of the Books of the Bible, and once published, the new version was widely adopted and eventually eclipsed the Vetus Latina; so that by the 13th century, it took over from the former version the appellation of “versio vulgata” [1] (the “version commonly used”) or vulgata for short, and in Greek as βουλγάτα (“Voulgata”).

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AFFIRMED THE VULGATE AS ITS OFFICIAL LATIN BIBLE AT THE COUNCIL OF TRENT (1545–63), though there was no authoritative edition at that time.[2] The Clementine edition of the Vulgate of 1592 became the standard Bible text of the Roman Rite of the Roman Catholic Church and remained so until 1979 when the Nova Vulgata was promulgated.

Dear King James Only (KJB) Advocate:
ERRORS In The King James Version
Dan Corner
The 1611 KJV included the Apocrypha, which contained various heresies in it. For example, in Tobit 12:8,9, 1611 KJV we read:
For almes doth deliuer from death, and shall purge away all sinne. Those that exercise almes, and righteousness, shall be filled with life.
The KJV is based on the Textus Receptus, which was formulated by Erasmus and edited by Stephanus and Beza. Erasmus was a Roman Catholic priest, who died a faithful Catholic.
Erasmus dedicated his edition of the Greek New Testament to Pope Leo X.
Erasmus depended mostly upon two twelfth-century manuscripts and had no Greek manuscript which contained the last six verses of the book of Revelation. He translated those verses from the Latin Vulgate into Greek.
Erasmus wrote of Mary as “my salvation” and “my refuge.” Furthermore, he wished for “salvation through Jesus, but not without his Mother.”https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/kjvonly.htm

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David October 9, 2017 at 11:07 am

Well Simon, there is a difference between the Vulgate, which was written by the Vaudois; and the Latin Vulgate, which was written by St Jerome.

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Simon October 12, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Dave from my research you have it the wrong way round as the Textus Receptus is the Catholic Bible, who teach the false pagan TRINITY.

From my own research I believe the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus are closer to the original manuscripts than any other, although not perfect. And for a change the best Bible scholars agree on that.

I am willing to hear what you have to say, and please do prove me wrong as I am always learning?

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David October 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Simon, I’ve shown the two paths on this study, so I’m not sure what else to tell you. The Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus are both problematic, and contain many errors, and many changes by many people. How would those be the true manuscripts?

Codex Siniaticus (Aleph or a) was put in the trash heap by the monks of St Catherine’s Monastery. On nearly every page of the manuscript there are corrections and revisions, done by 10 different people. It is indeed worthless trash.

Codex Vaticanus (B) is kept by the Roman Catholic Church, which the Reformers properly identified as Antichrist.
In the gospels alone it leaves out 237 words, 452 clauses and 748 whole sentences.

The early Christians REJECTED these manuscripts, so they were cast aside for a thousand years, until they were later dug up and called “ancient manuscripts.”

As for the trinity, that is a creation of the Catholic Church. http://christianitybeliefs.org/the-falling-away/the-holy-trinity-deception/

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Simon October 13, 2017 at 1:39 am

David how is it you know the TRINITY is FALSE, and Jesus is NOT GOD, and the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus prove that there is NO teaching that Jesus is GOD or a TRINITY from the beginning to the end, and even the BEST Bible scholars agree and use the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus?

How is it you do not understand a simple fact? That the Textus Receptus was edited by a Catholic priest which clearly teaches the pagan man made TRINITY and that Jesus the Son of GOD is also His own GOD, and adds in their Bible the greatest forgery in history of 1 John 5:7?

So you know and teach that the trinity is a creation of the Catholic Church. And yet you support their Catholic Bible that is deceiving MILLIONS of people with the greatest deceptions in Christian history?

You say: Codex Vaticanus (B) is kept by the Roman Catholic Church.
Well the Catholic Church have managed to get many real Bible artefacts like the Shroud of Turin, but that does NOT mean or prove they are false.

In fact it was a Catholic priest and his team who discovered many of the DEAD SEA SCROLLS, and who translated it, so according to you we should THROW the DEAD SEA SCROLLS in the bin, right?

Simon October 13, 2017 at 1:46 am

David ALL MSS contain many errors, and many changes, there is NO perfect MSS, if there is please send me the link?
The many errors are down to scribes for many reasons who copied from copies and more copies, which is what one would expect.

Simon October 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Also the Codex Vaticanus has ONLY been in the Vatican Library since at least the 15th century.

FRANK MEINTJES March 31, 2017 at 6:10 am

Firstly to understand the Godhead we first have to ask the question when was God manifested in the flesh?

1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Not necessary to explain That Jesus was that very manifestation. Even those that deny that Jesus is God cannot get passed this scripture “God was manifested in the flesh”.

Joseph: has quoted 1Tim 3:16.

Jesus was both Man and God, The Son of Man, The Son of God. If you reason that Jesus was not God then it means He was not man by the same reason.

Those that appose His divinity use.

Joh 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

Because Jesus at that stage in His earthly Journey still had to die and be resurrected on the third day, He is speaking of His humanity. He is not speaking of his Divine side but of His Human side. His Humanity had to be made LORD and CHRIST.

Act 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

This was His Humanity that had to be made LORD and CHRIST through His Death Burial and Resurrection.

There is none Like JESUS.

JESSE: I have a suspicion that he is from the Watchtower of Babylon society.

1Jn 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

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David November 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Jesus spake from as His “Godship” and as his “Manship”. Therein lies the difference which we will know as the Holy Spirit guides our understanding.

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Peter September 9, 2016 at 11:27 am

Can you explain the following words form the KJV:

Luke 5:37 and no man putteth new wine into old bottles…..
There were no bottles in Jesus’ day’s bottles won’t burst from wine and they won’t perish……

Luke 19:27 put money on a bank… There were no ‘banks’ in Jesus day’s….

Isaiah 11:6 a wolf with a lamb? Where has the Lion gone….?

This is not what the Holy Spirit teached me!

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David September 12, 2016 at 8:29 am

Peter, some of those things are explained on this page http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-mandela-effect-debunked/

As for the term ‘bank’, they existed when the King James writers translated the Scriptures, so they used to term to represent a place where people lent money.

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r.h. allen August 23, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Thank you, For many years I have wanted something like this.

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David August 23, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Thank you for reading it and caring about the truth. It’s amazing that this type of stuff isn’t being taught in churches, but the enemy has been very effective at covering it up. Keep learning and growing in The Way! David

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brad taylor August 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Hi there,
I want to thank you for this article and for all the scholarship that has gone into this website. I have been studying about how the Catholic church and counter reformation has influenced our interpretation of end time events, as well as our “theology”. Now I can see why people say the KJV is accurate and many other translations are not. For me, reading the KJV is like reading an unknown language. I have a Strong’s concordance/dictionary that I use, but in my heart I KNOW Strong’s is not inspired scripture. I obviously cannot use something uninspired to interpret something that is inspired. I certainly don’t have all the answers. It looks like The writers of the KJV substituted God’s name with The title “The Lord”, and my Strongs says The hebrew word for Baal means “lord”, so even the kjv has corrupted His name, if nothing else. I am a sinner saved by the shed blood of Jesus, and I don’t trust even myself to understand it without the help of The Holy Spirit. The bible clearly says that Jesus is the Word of God become flesh. Did Jesus ever refer to the scriptures He studied (Torah and prophets) as the Word of God? It is idolatry to say a book is God, even the bible. This physical book is not God. The bible says Jesus is the Word of God made flesh. All writing is an image. Handwritten or typed, it is a visual representation of an idea or thought; it’s an image. Images of God are forbidden. I’m sure you will disagree with me if the image is your god, but when all the bibles are burned the Word of God will still remain. In the comments on this page one man provided many verses that say Jesus is God in the flesh, and you responded with verses to contradict those other verses. Sir, I am not a troll, and I have no intention of argueing with you, or pitting one inspired verse against another. I am terribly frustrated by all of this deception; it just leads to confusion, separation, doubt, strife. I know Jesus, and I want to believe you do too, but it may be that all you know is the book, the image, and there is a huge difference between knowing a book and knowing Jesus. The religious leaders of Jesus’s day called His message blasphemy, and I’m sure you will have a similar response to this letter. Rather than putting verse against verse, maybe we should throw it all out and just love each other.
How about this; are you going to have a xmas tree this year? Did it offend you that I replaced Christ with an “x”? Christmas trees are another idol that Christians just refuse to let go of, but it’s no different than any other pagan idol. Just look up the Yalda tree. Christ was wrongly put into Christmas, it’s the worship of the sun and has nothing whatsoever to do with Jesus.
Thanks for your time,
brad

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David August 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Hi Brad. Thanks for sharing your insight. This study was posted about three years ago, and I’ve learned more truth since then. The KJ is a good translation, in that it is based on the right manuscripts and is a word-for-word translation. And there were two paths of the manuscripts, so the study is still valid.

The challenge, as you pointed out, is that the KJV (and all modern Bible versions) replaced the personal covenant name of YHUH with God and Lord. Here is a study that I wrote on the names of the Father and Son. http://christianitybeliefs.org/the-falling-away/the-names-of-the-father-and-the-son/

I value the words of Scripture as they are from the Father and Son, but don’t revere them as a god.

Here is a study that covers the relationship of the Father and Son and Spirit. The Son is not the Father in the flesh, but is of the Father and an exact representation of the Father. http://christianitybeliefs.org/the-falling-away/the-holy-trinity-deception/

No, I don’t celebrate Easter or Christmass. I observe the Father’s seven Holy Feast Days, which the Son is fulfilling to redeem His set-apart people. Here is a study on how the Roman Church created Christmass to replace the observance of the Feast Days. http://christianitybeliefs.org/the-falling-away/christmas-replaces-the-fathers-feast-of-tabernacles/

I think that answered all of your questions.
Keep learning and growing in The Way!
David

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Amy January 5, 2017 at 9:42 am

We are saved by the word of God.

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William Helton July 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm

My NLV bibal says the same exact thing the kjv except the NLT is written in the language we speak today! I don’t speak Old English so a Bible written as such Is not as useful to me. If you compare they say the same thing. Idk about the NIT because I don’t use it

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David July 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm

William, you can go through this study to see that the NLT does not read the same as the KJV, as like most modern Bible versions, it is missing key words.

http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/kj-niv-esv-modern-bible-deception-verse-comparison-study/

The NKJV uses modern English and it includes all of the words that are missing in the other versions.

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TM March 6, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Outstanding compiling of information! Thank you.

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Rudolph October 24, 2015 at 3:05 am

Dear Brother,
Greetings to you in the name of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ.
I’m from Chennai, India.
I have a question and I expect you to answer this. Details about the two manuscripts from which the New Testament comes are satisfying and I always read the KJV and will continue to use that. GOD the Father Almighty has first loved me with an everlasting Love while i was yet a sinner and rebelled against HIM. By sending HIS Son to die for me shows HIS Love. Bible says, since HE has first loved us hence we are able to love HIM now. I have an open mind when it comes to the Word of GOD and I believe that I have been saved by Grace through faith in LORD Jesus Christ only. I know you believe in the deity of Christ just like me. Question is, it looks like the Roman Catholic church was the one that introduced the Trinity concept. I have no doubt that Father GOD Almighty is GOD the creator. I would like to know if I can also worship Lord Jesus Christ the same as GOD the Father? Am i also supposed to worship the Holy Spirit of GOD the same as GOD the Father and Lord Jesus? Or when it comes to worship are we supposed to worship only GOD the Father Almighty and Lord Jesus or only GOD the Father? We have equal number of verses that refutes trinity and equal number of verses that atleast validate GOD the Father and Lord Jesus are one in nature, essence and substance but still ONE GOD not 2 or 3 GODS. Could you please clarify from the Word of GOD about this doctrine? Thank you for your answers. You are blessed and praise GOD. Amen.

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David October 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Great questions Rudolph 🙂 I don’t believe in the trinity as three parts of the Godhead. The Spirit is the Father’s Spirit, not a separate part of the godhead. The Spirit can only be given to those who have a covenant relationship with the Father, through the atoning work of Messiah. So we praise the Father above all. And we praise the Son for His work of redemption.

Most of 1 John 5:7 was not found in manuscripts until the 11th century, and the ISR 98 Literal Translation that I use does not include the extra text.

The King James reads “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

The ISR98 reads “Because there are three who bear witness: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood. And the three are in agreement.

It leaves out the trinity part “the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

I pray for the Spirit of the Father to guide me and teach me, and to intercede for me, but I don’t worship it per se.

But my adoration is for the Father and the Son.
I hope that helps,
David

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Jesse October 31, 2015 at 12:47 am

Jesus told us who his God is and who we should worship. In John 4:23-24 he said, “the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” … and so to be a true worshiper of God, you will WORSHIP THE FATHER and no one else. Jesus Messiah is to be highly exalted and Lord of all the faithful, but he also has a God (Eph 1:17, 1 Pet 1:3, 2 Cor 1:3, etc) and he taught us that praying to God is praying to the Father, “our Father who art in heaven…”. The trinity is bogus and was as you say Rudolph invented by 4th century greeks, egyptians and romans in a politically motivated church.

Christ ultimately told us in John 17:3, “eternal life is this, that they would know you [Father], the only true God, and Jesus Christ who you sent”. He even told the Jews that the Father he keeps talking about is the one they call God (John 8:54). This is easy to see that God worked through Christ in an extreme mannor, however, it is a misconseption to believe that the man Jesus was in some way God himself. God told Isaiah in Isaiah 44:24 that “I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself”. This shows that God created all things by himself, he didn’t need an angelic or divine helper to assist him in that. Jesus was forordained before the foundation of the world but manifest in the last days (1 Pet 1:20). He was planned from the beginning but he showed up on the scene when God created him in his mothers womb. This is why he told the Jews in John 8:40, “I am a man who has told you what I heard from God”. Jewish monotheism of “Hear O Isreal, the Lord your God is ONE lord” (Deut 6:4, Mark 12:29), is not dead. Christians all over the world are waking up to the truth about who God’s Messiah truly is, what he is accomplishing today and who he will be in God’s Kingdom when it comes.

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Joseph November 4, 2015 at 6:52 am

Here’s a few verses that state that Jesus is God.

John 10:30 Jesus said, I and my father are ONE.

John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man makest THYSELF GOD.

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US.

1 TIM 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Philippians 2:6 Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be EQUAL WITH GOD.

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the SON he saith, thy throne O GOD, is forever and ever: scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a SON is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, The Prince of Peace.

Revelations 1:8 Jesus said. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, THE ALMIGHTY.

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to him (Jesus), My Lord and my GOD.

Colossians 2:9 For in him (Jesus) dewelleth the fullness of the GODHEAD bodily.

Titus 2:13 Looking for the blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but also said that God was his father, MAKING HIMSELF EQUAL WITH GOD.

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us though the righteousness of GOD AND OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

Mark 2:5-7 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sin but GOD ONLY?

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the WORD WAS GOD.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

2 Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them that believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, should shine unto them.

Hebrews 3:1-4 Wherefore holy brethren partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, CHRIST JESUS; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, isasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour that the hour. For every house is builded by some man, but he that built all things is GOD.

Luke 8:39 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things GOD hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things JESUS had done unto him.

Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon GOD, and saying, LORD JESUS, receive my spirit.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of GOD, which HE hath purchased with HIS OWN BLOOD.

John 8:24 I said therefore unto that ye SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS, for if ye believe not that I AM HE.

John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.

Exodus 3:14 And GOD said unto MOSES, I AM THAT I AM, and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM HATH SEND ME TO YOU.

Zechariah 11:13 And the LORD (Jehovah) said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Matthew 26:14-15 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him (JESUS) unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon ME whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for HIM, as one mourneth for his only SON, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Hebrews 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD (Jehovah); and beside me there is no Saviour.

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the LORD (Jehovah) the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

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Jesse November 4, 2015 at 9:43 am

Actually none of those verses say Jesus is God. However, one thing for sure that we know is that only God created the universe by himself (Isa 44:24) and that there was no other God before Him and none will be there after him “Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me” (Isa 43:10).

With that in mind, why does Jesus have a God during his time on earth and many decades after he sits at the right hand of the other person (God). Many many verses attest to that truth. If you won’t believe Jesus when he said, “you Father, are the only true God” (Jn 17:3), then surely you will see that he has a God, and anyone who has a God is not God.

– Words of Jesus – “my God”
John 20:17 – Jesus said… ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'”
Matt 27:46 – My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Jesus Speaking)
Rev 3:2 – Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God.
Rev 3:12-13 – The one who is victorious I [Jesus] will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.

– Words of Apostles – “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ”
Rom 15:6 – with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Cor 1:3 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort
2 Cor 11:31 – The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying.
Eph 1:3 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
Eph 1:17 – I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
1 Pet 1:3 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
Col 1:3 – We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you.
Rev 1:5-6 – To [Jesus] who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

A rational mind can see clearly that the Father of Jesus is God and Jesus is subordinate to Him and obviously not God since that would destroy the strict monotheism of the Bible.
Eph 4:6 – One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
1 Cor 8:6 – for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him;
Jn 14:28 – the Father is greater than I
Mal 2:10 – Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us?

The crowning verse in all of this is when the anointed lord Jesus hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power
1 Cor 15:24,27-28 – Then the end will come, when he [Jesus] hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power… For he [God] “has put everything under his [Jesus’] feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him [Jesus], it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him [God] who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

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Alex October 8, 2015 at 11:53 pm

Hi David,

Ive been currently reading the NIV study bible and would like to replace it with the Geneva bible because I like how it also has study notes. Do I get the 1560 or 1599 version? Do I have to look for a particular publisher and author?

Thanks in advance.

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David October 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

Hi Alex, you can access the Geneva Study Bible @ http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/geneva-study-bible/

As for buying a printed copy, many people sell them on Amazon.com. I’m not sure what the differences are between the 1560 and 1599, I assume the later version offered corrections and updates to the notes. Not sure about a publisher. I would steer clear of any addition by R. C Sproul, as he seems to partner it with the KJ and other odd things.

This one from Tolle Press looks good http://www.amazon.com/1599-Geneva-Bible-Tolle-Press/dp/0975484613

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David October 13, 2017 at 9:34 am

Simon, my study shows that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not three equal parts of the godhead; which is the concept of the trinity. But it does show that Messiah is deity, who can in the image of His Father. And the Spirit is the Spirit of Elohim. So the Father, Son and Spirit, all play a role in our salvation.

Theologians have examined the Codex Vaticanus and found it filled with errors. That is proof enough that it is not valid.

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