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NIV Bible Beware

NIV Bible Heresy:

Buyer beware! The NIV Bible translation leaves out “begotten” that is in the Greek manuscripts. You find this blasphemous omission occurs in John 3:16, 3:18, 1:14 and 1:18—Jesus is no longer proclaimed as the “only BEGOTTEN Son of God.” Begotten is in the original Greek, but removed as so not to offend. Even the Hindu god worshipper, Gandhi, stated he could accept Jesus as God’s son, but not the only begotten Son of God. He stated Krishna is the only begotten son of God. I have researched Greek concordances. “Begotten” is never held in question. It was placed in the original manuscripts.

Dr. Virginia Mollenkott, a literary critic on the NIV translation is an open feminist lesbian/homosexual. Her name is listed in the translation information. In the Episcopal magazine, Witness (June 1991, pp. 20-23), she admits, “My homosexuality has always been a part of me…” The man appointed as the Chairman of the NIV Old Testament Translation Committee was Dr. Marten Woudstra, who was a homosexual, deceased 1990. The word “sodomite” was removed for the NIV. It is stated in Deut. 23:17, I Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46, II Kings 23:7. The NIV, in I Corinthians 6:9, states the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God. An accurate translation from the ancient Greek manuscripts will state “effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”

Hundreds of words and phrases were removed from the Word of God by NIV translators. The “Godhead” in the NIV was completely removed from the Word of God. All the following words have been omitted from the NIV: Propitiation, regeneration, mercyseat, remission, Jehovah, immutable, omnipotent, Comforter, Messiah, infallible, et cetera. The word “sodomite” is completely gone, as are the words: fornication, carnal, effeminate, vanity, devils, Lucifer, damnation, brimstone, and the bottomless pit.

The NIV omitted thousands of words. It completely omitted the Hebrew word “Hades” (The very hot place of torment.) from the Old Testament where it is stated 31 times and replaced it with “grave.” In the New Testament, it removed it 9 times. The “Lake of Fire” or “hell” is the final judgment for unbelievers, following the white throne judgement.

According to, the New International Bible (NIV) printed by Zondervan is the most popular Bible version today. Zondervan Publishers does not reveal they are OWNED by Harper Collins, who also publishes The Satanic Bible and The Joy of Gay Sex.


The New International Version failed to use the name of God where it appears about 7,000 times in ancient Bible manuscripts. Edwin H. Palmer, Th.D., Executive Secretary for the NIV committee wrote: “Here is why we did not: You are right that Jehovah is a distinctive name for God and ideally we should have used it. But we put 2 1/4 million dollars into this translation and a sure way of throwing that down the drain is to translate, for example, Psalm 23 as, ‘Yahweh is my shepherd.’ Immediately, we would have translated for nothing. Nobody would have used it. Oh, maybe you and a handful [of] others. But a Christian has to be also wise and practical. We are the victims of 350 years of the King James tradition. It is far better to get two million to read it—that is how many have bought it to date—and to follow the King James, than to have two thousand buy it and have the correct translation of Yahweh. . . . It was a hard decision, and many of our translators agree with you.”

God says regarding such statements that His Word cannot be added to or subtracted from. We find the LORD stating this in various portions of Scripture. Biblical truth is not according to what man thinks or has experienced. The Word of God uncensored is the only truth. It never changes with time or culture. God never changes. Even if an angel from heaven preaches another gospel, that is contrary to the Word of God, he is not to be believed as he is cursed; Galatians 1:8.

We all must be cautious, as most new Bible versions are heretical. Many even remove “Holy” from the term “Holy Spirit.” this is done deliberately to teach people it can be any spirit. We live in very sad apostate days. Please check your versions carefully. Do you own any heretical versions that need to be placed in your round file?

Val Lee (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)  paradise


Report by Mr. Michael Penfold

“It was during a series of research phone calls to Dr. Blair that I first confirmed the fact of Dr. Woudstra’s homosexuality. Blair and Dr. Woudstra were friends. Dr. Woudstra had been on the mailing list of Evangelicals Concerned, Inc. (a gay and lesbian organization ) from its inception, and although he had no formal ties with ECI, on one of his many trips to New York he called in and had tea with Dr. Blair. Dr Blair told me that Dr. Woudstra shared the viewpoint of ECI that lifelong ‘loving monogamous relationships’ between gay men or women were acceptable to God. He believed that there was nothing in the Old Testament (his special area of technical expertise) that corresponded to ‘homosexual orientation’. The ‘sodomy’ of the OT simply involved temple rites and gang rape (Gen 19). Lesbian, Virginia Mollenkott, (who also worked on the NIV) and Dr. Blair make very similar liberal statements regarding the translation of the NIV. Dr. Blair clearly stated to me on the phone on 23rd September 1997 that Dr. Woudstra, a lifelong bachelor, was a homosexual. He intimated that other members of the NIV translation committee were also quietly supportive of ECI, but he was not able to tell me who they were (for obvious reasons). He later called them ‘bigger’ names than Dr. Woudstra.”


Regarding other Bible publications see:

You can use this Strong’s Concordance website to research Greek and Hebrew Bible words:  Simply put the book, chapter, verse or verses in the first search box and hit search. (Example: John 3:16-20, John 17) Your text will appear with the Greek or Hebrew corresponding numbers to the right of verse words, elevated and in blue.  Simply click on the number to research a word in its original language.

November 14, 2008 - Posted by | Apostasy, Bible, Bible Commentary, Bible Versions, Christianity, Heresy, Religion, Scripture, Theology, Uncategorized | ,


  1. Is this a new version of the NIV? When was it published? Mine was published in 1995.

    An example for NIV (95 version) is: John 3:16, they don’t use begotten. It says one and only son. I understand this. Jesus is God’s son and the rest of us are adopted sons/daughters.

    If you want the most accurate translation stick with the NASB.

    Comment by David | November 14, 2008

  2. Thanks John,

    Yes, I use the NASB and KJVB. I prefer the orginal NASB to the revised as the revised states God is a tolerant God in Romans 2:4 and Ephesians 4:2. The original NASB aptly states God is forebearing. God hates all sin and is not tolerant as everyone reaps the consequences of their actions due to the fact God cannot look upon sin in favortism.

    I knew Ken Taylor (he was at one time my boss) and he originally desired to write a Bible his children could understand. He did not desire to create his version for adults as it certainly is lacking in every way for the mature student. I would never recommend the Living Bible as it clearly is not translated correctly from the original languages in numerous instances. It is a paraphrase of Mr. Taylor’s mind. The NLT also contains endless errors.

    I will add Ken Taylor was a very humble man who would sit down and talk to me—a simple computer data entry person. He cared about every one in our Christian book distribution company which was owned by Tyndale Publishers.

    We do need to be cautious in this day and age and I would kindly suggest you verify translations with an excellent Hebrew and Greek Concordance. Here is one great link to Strong’s Concordance.

    I appreciate your wise response!

    Comment by Val Lee | November 14, 2008

  3. I have a few KJV bibles, but they were printed/published by Zondervan. Can I trust them? If not, can you recommend a publisher of KJV?

    Comment by George | April 28, 2011

  4. Thanks for stopping by, George!

    Yes, your KJV Bibles would have to be reliable. There would be a great uproar if a company printed it and deceitfully changed the content.

    Take care in the inerrant truths of Jesus Christ, dear brother.

    Comment by Val Lee | April 28, 2011

  5. Thank you for all this information my church is moving away from using king James and new king James and using all strange modern translations. We truly are living in strange times.

    Comment by Anne | July 28, 2012

  6. Anne,

    I appreciate your gracious and discerning words.

    We certainly seem to be living in the last days knowing few people desire true doctrine. Yes, churches are clinging to the “strange” regarding Bible versions and teaching.

    May God hold us close to Him so we never waver. (Colossians 1:9-14)

    PS I would love to hear from you anytime.

    Comment by Val Lee | July 29, 2012

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