The New International Version (NIV), is arguably the most popular ‘version’ of the Bible. It reportedly holds a 45% market share of all bibles sold throughout the world.
The NIV is a ‘version’ of the King James Version, which is the mainstay of the Christian faith, and to millions of people, is the most faithful representation of God’s word.
When I say ‘version’ I am referring to something known as ‘Dynamic Equivalence’, which in this case, would be an ‘interpretation’ only, or a ‘corruption’ of the original text of the bible. This is evident when you realise that the NIV has 64,098 fewer words than the KJV, which equates to a 10% loss of text, and a little over 160 pages if one was to count.
So what does the KJV say about tampering with the word of God?
‘For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophesy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophesy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city and from the things that are written in this book: Revelation 22:18-19
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‘Can two walk together, except they be agreed’: AMOS 3:3
Time Magazine once referred to Rupert Murdoch as being ‘among the four most powerful people in the world’, and they have good reason for saying this, especially when you consider that he has a worldwide media empire, which includes television providers, newspapers, television and satellite stations, which covers Europe, Asia and the Americas.
In addition, Murdoch holds the title of ‘Knight Commander of St. Gregory’, an honour bestowed on him by the Pope, ‘for promoting the interests of the Catholic Church’.
He also, as is shown above, the owner and distributor of the world’s most popular version of the Bible, which, by leaving out such vast swathes of text, is not a true depiction of the original.
It’s little wonder that those who inhabit the upper echelons of the mass media see themselves as Gods, when they totally control not only what people see on Television and Cinema Screens and in printed and online media, but also what many believe to be the word of God (and Satan for that matter).
‘The Greatest Lie on Earth’ – Edward Hendrie (2016). ISBN: 978-1-943056-01-9