Why isn't the word "sodomite" in the NIV?


The answer is because there were homosexuals (what the Bible terms "Sodomites" after the city of Sodom which God destroyed because of it's woeful wickedness) on the NIV translating committee.  One such sodomite was Virginia Mollenkott.  Another sodomite was the Chairman of the NIV Old Testament Committee!  The name of the sodomite?  Dr. Marten H. Woudstra (he's dead now).  The following quote was ascribed to Dr. Woudstra, Chairman of the NIV Old Testament Committee:

"There is nothing in the Old Testament that corresponds to homosexuality as we understand it today"

Is it any wonder why the word "sodomite" is not in the NIV?  It doesn't require too much thinking.  Look below and see what they replaced the word "sodomite" with:
 


THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION

Deuteronomy 23:17- There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

THE NIV

Deuteronomy 23:17- No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute.

THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION

1 Kings 14:24- And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

THE NIV

1 Kings 14:24- There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.

THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION

1 Kings 15:12- And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

THE NIV

1 Kings 15:12- He expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his fathers had made.

THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION

1 Kings 22:46- And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.

THE NIV

1 Kings 22:46- He rid the land of the rest of the male shrine prostitutes who remained there even after the reign of his father Asa.

THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION

2 Kings 23:7- And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.

THE NIV

2 Kings 23:7- He also tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes, which were in the temple of the LORD and where women did weaving for Asherah.
 

Why is this important? A couple of reasons.

  1. Ever heard of "Sodomy Laws"? It was illegal in the U.S. to be a sodomite (now people call 'em homosexuals); hence SODOMY laws. In a generation or two, people, including Christians who read the NIV, won't know where the word sodomite came from.
  2. This change from sodomite to "shrine prostitute" tells us that homosexuality isn't bad, there are just some homosexuals doing bad things. This sentiment has been expressed by a number of pro-sodomite individuals who claim Christ. They are deceiving themselves for the scripture says the effeminate and abusers of themselves with mankind won't inherit the kingdom of heaven.

This NIV revelation makes me want to use the word "sodomite" all the time! I plan to use it in place of the nicer sounding "homosexual". The sodomites were criminals that were destroyed by God for their wicked practices. Men with men working that which is unseemly--receiving in themselves the recompence of their error which was meet. Read more about sodomites Mollenkott and Woudstra here.

Mmmm, interesting stuff here on the sodomites. Yet some professing Christian will write me quoting NIV scholars and complaining that the KJV is full of errors! We know what happens when the blind lead the blind--both shall fall into the ditch!


Links:


New International Perversion (NIV EXPOSED!)

NIV same as Jehovah Witness' New World Translation

Chairman of NIV Old Testament Committee, a sodomite

NIV Teen Study Bible Exposed!

NIV, Sodomite on Committee

The King James Bible Defended!

God's Simple Plan

 

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