The NIV and NASB same Bibles as Jehovah's Witness NWT
By David J. Stewart
Good morning. Id like to ask all of the readers who use the NIV as their final authority if they consider the Russellites, better known as the Jehovah's witnesses, a cult, or do you call them your brothers? The reason why I'm asking this question is because I'd like to show the NIV reader who believes JW's are deceived just what he is up against if he tries to preach to them using the NIV. Id also like to show why it is that so many people are calling these deniers of the truth about Jesus 'brothers in Christ.'
I shall be able to show both of these points at the same time, for I will prove that there is very little difference between the NIV and the Jehovah Witness' bible. When a JW says 'the bible' he means The New World Translation. According to the 1984 Edition of the New World Translation, in the forward by the New World Bible Translation Committee, June 1, 1984, it describes all of the revisions that they've made over the years. This committee reveals itself to us clearly, when it states, and I quote:
"In 1969 the Committee released 'The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures, which presented under the Greek text revised by Westcott And Hort (1984 reprint) a literal word for word translation into English"
Now we have here the open admission that the New World Bible Translation Committee used these corrupt texts penned by these two corrupt and unfaithful men. Note also that they say 'a translation of THE Greek Scriptures' as if there were only one set of Greek texts. They certainly wouldn't mention the Textus Receptus to these poor followers of Russell and Rutherford. For if they knew there was another word out there that contradicted their own, they would KNOW BELIEVE and UNDERSTAND as it says in Isaiah 43:10 that Jesus most assuredly DID say WHO HE WAS. John 8:58 says "Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. "
The Russellites have distorted these beautiful and simple words of our Lord into "Jesus said to them: Most truly I say to you, before Abraham came into existence, I HAVE BEEN."
People, I hope you heard that. I HAVE BEEN? My GOD is not a HAVE BEEN! When Moses was on the mount before God, and asked Him what to tell the people when they asked who God was, Did God say 'I HAVE BEEN THAT I HAVE BEEN?' NO!!! Did he tell Moses to tell them "I HAVE BEEN HATH SENT THEE'? NO!! The word of God in Exodus 3:14 says 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 sent me unto you. And by the way, do you think "before Abraham came into existence" is easier to understand than "before Abraham was"?
Anyway, if the I AM in Hebrews 8;58 is changed, the reference to exodus 3:14 is LOST, and anyone reading it that way will not know that Jesus is the I AM in John 8:58 and the SAME I AM that spoke to Moses from the burning bush.
People listen carefully and hear what the New World Translation gives to the people in their version of exodus 3:14! "At this God said to Moses; "I SHALL PROVE TO BE WHAT I SHALL PROVE TO BE"! And he added "this is what you are to say to the sons of Israel, 'I SHALL PROVE TO BE has sent me to you.'"
Oh my!! Isaiah 8:20 of the King James bible is the first verse that comes to mind, for it says "To the Law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." The lights are out for sure on this one, people!
Another thing about the new world translation I'd like to point out to you is that it contradicts itself concerning their Jehovah and their Jesus. In Deuteronomy 32:39 of the NWT, it says "see that now I - I am he, And there are no gods together with me. ..." But in John 1:1 of the NWT, it says, "In the beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God and the Word was a god." Hear the contradiction? are there no gods together with him, or is there a god with him?
Now, NIV reader, or NASB reader, or even Catholic New American Bible readers, this question is for you...what if you were faced with the situation of having to PROVE to any Jehovah's Witness that Jesus Christ is truly God? Lets find out. If you were to quote the following verses to a JW, by the time it was all over you might be asking yourself if YOU aren't a JW and just didn't know it!
In the NWT of Luke 2:33 we read this: "And ITS FATHER and mother continued wondering at the things being spoken about IT." In the NIV of Luke 2:33, we read the following: "The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him."
And finally, let us hear the word of God, Luke 2:33 "And JOSEPH and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him." (KJV)
Wow folks did you hear that? The NIV and the NWT BOTH say 'father' instead of JOSEPH. Is Joseph Jesus' father? NO!! If he were, Jesus would not be the only BEGOTTEN Son of God. The NWT makes it even worse by calling HIM, Jesus, and "IT". (IT?? Is this for the benefit of those freaks out there who think Jesus is an extra-terrestrial?) Speaking of Begotten, lets look at John 1:18 for a moment.
The NWT of John 1:18 reads: "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten god which is in the bosom [position] with the father is the one that has explained him."
Let me point out that the 'only begotten god' is with a small 'g', which helps out the Russellite position that Jesus is just a 'little god'.
Now lets look at the NASB: "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained [Him.]"
Look at that! The NASB has a begotten God too. Granted, this 'god' gets a capital 'G', but unless I forgot how to count, I see TWO GODS here!!
The NIV changes this ever so slightly, so as to give the illusion it is not in agreement with these. "No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,   who is at the Father's side, has made him known." See? only God the one and only has seen God. Looks like two gods in the NIV too.
Finally people, let us hear the word of God, John 1:18: "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."
Lets now compare 1Timothy 3:16
The NWT says "Indeed the sacred secret of this godly devotion is admittedly great. HE was made manifest in the flesh..." The NIV says "Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: HE  appeared in a body..."
HE? HE WHO?? Did you know that in the doctrines of the New Age movement, they say that 'Christ' really means 'Christ Consciousness' and that this is something any person can achieve for themselves? They further state that several people managed to have the "Christ consciousness', including Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Mohammed. So, for the New Ager, the either of the two modern versions quoted here would be suitable for them, because neither of them make the designation of who HE is...HE could be ANYBODY!! The NIV even further magnifies this new age belief by stating that this undesignated "HE" just APPEARED in a Body! The JW has no problem denying Jesus is God here because there is no designation for HE in the NWT either. Finally, The KJB says "Without Controversy great is the mystery of godliness...GOD was manifest in the flesh..."
Every one of these new versions says "HE" instead of GOD. Is there any doubt about WHO was manifest in the flesh, when one is reading the King James Bible? JESUS was the flesh of God...GOD was manifest in the flesh, not some unnamable "HE" (which the New Agers call the "unknown and unknowable") and certainly not Buddha or Krishna or Confucius like the New Age would have us believe! There are hundreds of other verses where 'Jesus' or 'Lord' or 'Christ' or 'God' has been replaced with 'HE', including Acts 4:24, and Mark 13:6. And, people, don't go looking in the new versions for the Godhead, because he's NOT THERE!!
There are three references to the word 'Godhead' in scripture. Acts 17:29, Col 2:9, and Rom.1:20 The NWT and NIV are IDENTICAL in their changing of the word Godhead into DIVINE BEING. Let me point out that its no surprise that the Rutherford version changes this, as they are deniers of Jesus anyway. But why does the NIV read identically? Why? because people they used the SAME CORRUPT TEXTS!! The same spirit that questioned and changed God's word clear back in the garden is in these modern versions. The same spirit of antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son, dwells in these perverted "bibles"!!
Lets move on now to Ephesians 3:9. There is a key piece of information REMOVED from this verse in the new versions.
The NWT of Eph 3:9 reads:" And should make men see how the sacred secret is administered which has from the indefinite past been hidden in God who created all things."
The NIV reads: Ephesians 3:9 "and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things."
The NASB and the Catholic NAB are also missing the same key piece of information. What information is that? Lets see what the word of God tells us:
The KJB says: Eph 3:9 "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, WHO CREATED ALL THINGS BY JESUS CHRIST."
There it is people. 'By Jesus Christ' is the information missing from the new versions. We know from the true word of God, that Christ made all things, and NOTHING was made without him. (John 1:3, KJB)
Another place where the new versions agree with each other, including the NWT, and disagree with the King James Bible is in Philippians 2:6:
The NWT says "who, although he was existing in God's form, he gave no consideration with seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God." NIV says "Who being in very nature god, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped."
Now lets look at these two carefully. They appear to be different, but they are both making the same statement. The NWT says "gave no consideration...that he should be equal to God"...and the NIV says "did not consider equality...something to be grasped." Both of these version say he did NOT consider himself equal with GOD or even able to 'grasp' or 'seize' such a notion. But listen to the Word of God, people, for it again leaves no doubt about who Jesus said he was.
The King James says, Philippians 2:6 "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:"
Jesus did NOT consider it ROBBERY TO BE EQUAL. Its not that he DID NOT CONSIDER being equal with God...but considered it NOT ROBBERY to BE EQUAL with God. So it boils down to, to be, or not to be...that IS the question! And the King James Bible has THE ANSWER!!
So the new version reader who believes the Jehovah's witness is deceived, by now must be able to see that these are in agreement with each other. A clever JW, and they are clever, could use this agreement between bibles as an opportunity to sway someone to Kingdom hall. All he would have to do is say, See? we believe the same thing. Our bibles tell us so!
Finally dear readers, let's look at one more verse. This verse is from the glorious book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Hear how the new versions, including the NWT butcher this one:
The NWT says in Revelation 1:11 "saying, What you see write in a scroll and send it to the seven congregations..."
The NIV says "which said, "write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches."
The NASB says "saying, Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches."
But the KJB says " Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches..."
Now, because the Jehovah's witnesses openly and publicly deny Jesus Christ is God, its not a big mystery why they would wrench 'Alpha and Omega' from the scriptures. What about the others? What purpose would they have to hide the fact that Jesus Christ is God? Perhaps it was because the men behind the Greek texts ALSO publicly denied Jesus Christ is God. The translators of the NIV were sodomites, heretics, and obviously staunch ecumenists. This ecumenism has swept the world. How? The modern perversions! So, NIV, NASB and other modern version readers, the next time a JW comes knocking on your door, will you have any other choice but to slam the door in their faces?
Did you know that ALL of the verses that are completely OMITTED and wiped out from the NWT are ALSO completely wiped out from the NIV? Verses like Matt 18:11, Luke 17:36, Romans 16:24, 1John 5:7, and many many others? You couldn't preach to them the true doctrines of Christ and try to win them to the truth! The bibles you and they use are from the SAME Greek texts created by the SAME men who say the SAME things against our Lord, our God, Jesus Christ. I sincerely hope you will take up a study between the New world translation and the other modern versions. Add it to your list of bibles in agreement with you and against the King James Bible. If you say the JW's are deceived, maybe even a cult, you are correct. But you will never be able to prove it using the modern bibles. END
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