People.....we have to pay attention!
It has just been brought to my attention that Zondervan, who is the publisher of the NIV version of The Bible has been bought out by Harper Collins.
Now.... if you have a public schooled child - you may be familiar with Harper Collins. They are a major curriculum publisher. But - what you may not know is that Harper Collins also publishes books that teach things that are contrary to God's word. Book such as
Harper Collins if now re-writing it's Bibles.
Not only are they making it gender neutral, they are removing words such as Jehovah, calvary, Holy Ghost and omnipotent.
This is totally WRONG!
If you believe that
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John1:1-3
Then you know that the Bible is perfect as it is and that
it doesn't need changing.
GOD'S WORD IS HOLY!
It should be preserved!
Try and find these scriptures in the NIV (some ESV Bibles have also been affected) on your computer, phone or device right now if you are in doubt:
And if you don't have a print version of The Holy Bible, it would be a very good idea to go out and buy one. That way - you can be sure to have one that has not been effected by these changes. I personally read the KJV, and to my knowledge the KJV has not been changed. But - the real point I want to make is - we all need to hold fast to what we know is true. We need to hide God's word in our hearts..... and we need to study it daily so we are not deceived.
Please, please, please make sure you have a Bible with the above verses in it. One that is not gender neutral and that hasn't been tampered with. Keep an extra copy. We've all heard of people keeping survival supplies, such as food and emergency provisions, but spiritual survival is so much more important than physical survival - and our spiritual survival is being threatened. Don't be caught off guard. Keep a Holy Bible close at hand!
And remember - electronic versions of the Bible are often updated. The Bible is timeless and needs no updating. If you want to read on a Kindle or and iPad, that's fine - but keep a REAL Bible on hand and be aware of any updates to your electronic editions.
GUARD YOUR BIBLES!