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The Christian faith is deleted?



Dr. Adel Elsaie


http://www.usislam.org/pdf/History-of-Truth3.pd Page 84 for tables of comparison of different Bibles





Different Bibles??? By Ahmed Deedat



King James Version



Most people believe the new versions are just "harmless" updating of words and made easier to understand.

Nothing could be further from the Truth!

Jesus Christ, in Luke 8:11-12, tells the parable of the sower and the seed:

"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. . . then cometh the devil, and TAKETH AWAY the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.". Luke 8:11-12

The new versions "take away" complete verses from the words of God. And as with Eve (see Genesis 3:1), it is all done very subtil.

The average reader would never know it happened!

In 1604 King James I commissioned a new revision of the English Bible; it was completed in 1611. Following Tyndale primarily, this Authorized Version, also known as the King James Version, was widely acclaimed for its beauty and simplicity of style. In the years that followed, the Authorized Version underwent several revisions, the most notable being the English Revised Version (1881-85), the American Standard Version (1901), and the revision of the American Standard Version undertaken by the International Council of Religious Education, representing 40 Protestant denominations in the US and Canada. This Revised Standard Version (RSV) appeared between 1946 and 1952. Widely accepted by Orthodox, Protestant, and Roman Catholic Christians, it provided the basis for the first accepted English Bible. In the Preface of the RSV, 1971, the following is written:

The King James Version has grave defects. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the development of Biblical studies and the discovery of many manuscripts more ancient than those upon which the King James Version was based, made it manifest, that these defects are so many and so serious as to call for the revision of the English translation.� The preface continued to refer to the unhappy experience with unauthorized publications, �which tampered with the text of the English Revised Version, in the supposed interest of the American public.�

According to a 2000 Gallop Poll, 4 in 10 Americans have a King James Version, and that is what they read:

Trinity



There is reference in the New Testament, King James Version, to the trinity, in the First Epistle of John 5:7-8.

King James Version

�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 above verses exist only in the authorized King James Version, and form the strongest evidence for the doctrine of trinity. �the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one� has been removed in the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971, and many other Bibles. In the New Revised Standard, 1989, those same verses read as follows: �There are three that testify, the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three agree.� The differences between these recognized Bibles represent a theological crisis. The average Christian, as well as many Christian preachers and ministers may not be aware of the removal of the strongest verses advocating the trinity from their Bible! Any one should ask himself why these verses of the King James Version were deleted from later versions of the New Testament, and how they were introduced in the first place!

The following are the above verses in different Versions of the Bible:

American Standard Version

�And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three who bear witness, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and the three agree in one.�

New American Standard Bible

�For there are three that testify the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.�

Revised Standard Version

�And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth. There are three witnesses, the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree.�

New Revised Standard Version

�There are three that testify, the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three agree.�

Reading the same verses from different versions of the Bible can be very confusing and frustrating experience.

The only begotten son



Again, the word �only begotten� exists only in the Gospel according to John 1:14, only in the King James Version:

�And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth�

Interestingly enough, this word �only begotten� does not exist in the Revised Standard Version, New Revised Standard, and other versions.

Revised Standard Version

�And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father�

New Revised Standard Version

�And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth�

Good News Translation

�The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father's only Son�

New Living Translation

�So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father�

Consequently, the two basic principles of Christianity, trinity and son of god, exist only in Gospel according to John and in First Epistle of John, only in the King James Version, a version that was described as having grave defects. The average Christian should have the right to ask why did the basics of my Christian faith expunge from later versions of the Bible, and what happened to my faith? These are very serious and crucial questions. Again the question is why this word �begotten�, that is extremely important, was deleted from later Bibles? But this is what Christians are made to believe in the churches without any references to the authenticity of the Gospels or to the different versions of the Bible. However, Christians also know that God has many sons according to the Bible:

Genesis 6:2 �That the sons of God saw the daughters of men.�

Exodus 4:22 �Israel is my son, even my firstborn�

Deuteronomy 14:1 �Ye are the children of God.�

Psalms 2:7 �The Lord hath said unto me, (David) Thou art my son: this day have I begotten thee.�

Jeremiah 31:9 �for I (God) am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first born.�

Luke 3:38 �which (Adam) was the Son of God.�

Romans 8:14 �For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.�

One of the tactics of the anti-Islam Evangelists and �Websiters� is to pick up the verse that advances their purpose from one Version of the Bible. And they totally ignore the same verse from other Versions that contradicts their point. They really show their Mastery in playing the game of half the truth.

Muslims say that nowhere in the Bible did Jesus say that he is the son of God. This was the answer of half the truth:

Ye, he did, read: Luke 22:70

New King James Version

�They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?" He replied, "You are right in saying I am."

But they conveniently ignore the same verse in other versions (I wonder why?):

King James Version

�Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.�

Revised Standard Version

�And they all said, "Are you the Son of God, then?" And he said to them, "You say that I am."

New Revised Standard Version

�All of them asked, "Are you, then, the Son of God?" He said to them, "You say that I am."

American Standard Version

�And they all said, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.�

So where in the Bible did Jesus say bluntly that he is The Son of God or even the son of god without the interpretations of half the truth? Some of those half the truth claim that they know better than the authors of RSV, NRSV, American Standard Version, and the rest of versions, perhaps because they know a little bit of Greek. But, who can say that Jesus spoke Greek? He spoke the Aramaic language, and there is no capital S or small s, for son, in this language.

Check http://bible.crosswalk.com/

Check http://www.biblegateway.com/cgi-bin/bible