Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) Grossly Misinterprets Romans 11:6

by David J. Stewart | May 2017

Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more
grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”

       One of the clearest passages of Scripture in the Bible, if you have a King James Bible, is Romans 11:6. Look at our text verse if you will. The Holy Bible teaches that salvation is either by works or grace, but it cannot be BOTH! It doesn't get any plainer than that. Yet, look at the ungodly filth taught in the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) of the Bible, used in many Baptist churches today...

EASY-TO-READ VERSION (ERV) - ROMANS 11:6, “And if he chose them by grace, then it is not what they have done that made them his people. If they could be made his people by what they did, his gift of grace would not really be a gift.”

Whoa! The subject went from salvation to Israel. This is a gross perversion of the Scriptures!!! The reprobates behind the ERV, and ALL the Alexandrian based revisions today, would have you think that the gift of God's grace refers to Israel instead of the Gospel.

My friend, if being one of “God's people” were of grace, then why wouldn't ALL the Jews be chosen? Why only 7,000 in Elijah's time? Why only a remnant today? Clearly, the remnant mentioned in Romans 11:5 (which I'll show you in a moment) refers to those few individuals saved by God's grace, who of their own free will have chosen to believe the Gospel. Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”

And here is solid Scriptural evidence WHY there is only a remnant left of Israel...

Romans 9:31-33, “But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”

If you understand the Scripture I just shared with you, then Romans 11:6 (our text verse) will make perfect sense to you. When God speaks of works verses grace, He is talking about SALVATION, not being one of God's chosen people. One of the biggest lies and most detrimental heresies in the churches today is called Zionism, which says that present-day manmade Israel is the fulfillment of Bible prophecy to restore Israel. IT IS NOT THE FULFILLMENT OF BIBLE PROPHECY!!! Pastor J. Vernon McGee gets it 100% correct! May I say, kindly, Jews are NOT the master race. God's promises to Abraham's seed was ALWAYS conditional upon their obedience and faith.

Furthermore, all unsaved Jews will spend eternity burning in the fires of Hell, just as will all Gentiles who reject Jesus Christ as their personal Savior!!! Only saved Jews are grafted into God's family tree. This is why only a remnant are part of God's elect, because only a remnant have faith in the blessed Messiah. The modern corrupt Bible versions errantly teach that God chooses Jews by grace, just because they are Jewish. WHAT WICKEDNESS!!!

Here is Romans 11:1-6 from the satanic Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) of the Bible (which by the way is impossible to comprehend, because it is a pack of lies)...

1 So I ask, “Did God force his people to leave him?” Of course not. I myself am an Israelite. I am from the family of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 

2 God chose the Israelites to be his people before they were born. And he did not force them to leave. Surely you know what the Scriptures say about Elijah. The Scriptures tell about Elijah praying to God against the people of Israel. He said, 

3 “Lord, they have killed your prophets and destroyed your altars. I am the only prophet still living, and they are trying to kill me now.” 

4 But what answer did God give to Elijah? God said, “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have never given worship to Baal.”

5 It is the same now. God has chosen a few people by his grace. 

6 And if he chose them by grace, then it is not what they have done that made them his people. If they could be made his people by what they did, his gift of grace would not really be a gift.

SOURCE: Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) of the Bible

The first few verses are accurate, God chose Abraham (because God knew Abraham would train up his children to obey His commandments). God chose Abraham and his descendants to be His chosen people, His ambassadors of the Gospel to the world, a peculiar nation above all the nations of the earth. But Exodus 19:5-6 plainly makes these wonderful promises conditional upon their continued obedient faith. Exodus 19:5-6, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” Well, the Jews failed to keep their end of the agreement, awhoring after other Gods in idolatry. God sent multitudes of prophets, which the Jews persecuted and killed. So God sent severe judgment upon His people, time and time again, but to no avail in the end. So God divorced Israel as a nation.

“You can sit there and say, 'Oh, well, you just took it too far. You just took King James onlyism too far!' Well, you know what brother, you can't take it far enough, when they're pushing all these false versions, and all the bookstores, and the Christian bookstores, and all of your big name preachers are all preaching false versions! You know, we need to stand our ground on this issue!!!” —a great quote by Pastor Steven Anderson from the awesome sermon, Saved By The Word” | MP3).

Ah, but God is a God of love and compassion, sweet and kind, full of mercy, like unto no other God. Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.” God made a promise to Abraham and His seed, and God always keeps His promises. Romans 11:28, “As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.” And so, the Lord said that if any Jew decides to repent and believe the Gospel, he or she can still be grafted back into the olive tree, and be a part of God's grand plan (Romans 11:22-23). But they MUST be born-again by faith alone in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:3; 1st Corinthians 15:1-6). This is what Romans 11:6 is teaching!!!

We just read in Romans 9:31-33 that the Jews stumbled at Christ, trying to earn salvation instead by keeping the works of the law. Here is the passage again, because it is so important to understand. This passage is CLEARLY about salvation, and nothing else...

Romans 9:31-33, “But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”

The apostle Paul teaches in Romans 11:6 that the gift of God's grace for salvation is only by GRACE, and therefore cannot also be by WORKS. Here is a precious passage of Scripture that clarifies everything I have just taught you...

1st Peter 2:4-5, “To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”

Most Jews today despise the name of Jesus. Hollywood hates and blasphemes the precious name of Jesus continually in every movie. The ungodly Jewish Talmud blasphemes and defames the holy name of Jesus, teaching that a Roman soldier raped Mary and that's how Jesus was born. Yet, the average knuckleheaded Baptist pastor idolizes apostate Israel today (which is a massive manmade Illuminati fraud since 1948). Have you ever heard any Baptist preacher, besides faithful men of God like Pastor Steven Anderson, expose the vile Talmud as a piece of filth? I haven't heard many! That's because they've all been hoodwinked by a falsehood called “Dispensationalism.” It's definitely a bunch of sensationalism, but not Biblical theology. The secret agenda behind the introduction of the heresy of Dispensationalism in the late 19th century, was to con the churches into supporting Zionism (manmade Israel). The Rothschilds were already making plans to form a modern state of Israel before the 20th century even began. Commander William Guy Carr (1895-1959) addresses this truth and much more in his awesome eye-opening book, “Pawns In The Game.”

Kindly, Dr. Sam Gipp is a Zionist, and is errant in his theology, even going as far to claim that Jesus is not the Messiah of the Gentiles. Evidently, Mr. Gipp never read what Jesus said to the Samaritan woman (a Gentile) at the well in John 4:25-26, “The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.” Yes, my friend, Jesus is the promised Messiah, Who came to deliver all men from their sins!!! All you have to do is believe on Him!!!

Here is Romans 11:1-6 from the trustworthy King James Bible, which should make perfect sense to you after reading this article...

Romans 11:1, “I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.”

Romans 11:2, “God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,”

Romans 11:3, “Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.”

Romans 11:4, “But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.”

Romans 11:5, “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.”

Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”

There can only be one logical conclusion from all this, and that is, that only born-again Christians are God's chosen people!!! Whether you are a Jew or Gentile doesn't matter. This truth is made very clear in Galatians 3:26-29, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Without faith no one is a child of God. If you add works to your faith, then as Paul beared witness in Romans 11:6, grace is no more grace!!!

“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible. You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable. You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people! All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, “Don't Chase The Pendulum.”

I picked the ERV to expose in my article, because it is EVEN WORSE than the New International Version (NIV), and the NIV is as satanic as can be!!! Please warn everyone about the dangers of the modern Bible versions, which are straight from the Devil's bookstore. Truly the love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10). I get so sick of seeing signs like, “Faith Bookstore,” where they sell 39 different Bible versions!!! Why don't you be truthful and advertise that it is, “Satan's Bookstore!!!”

“The mark of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)


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