By Pastor Dennis Dills

kjv vs niv
Booklet Number 7B


      The author contends that many people who use the NIV bible as their textbook, use it because they do not know the real dangers of it.  They have taken the advise of some preacher who has endorsed it or allowed some good friend to influence them into using it.  Others have followed the advertisements and started using it because it has become popular.  Even others say that they like it because it is more modern in its language, taking out the annoying “thee’s” and “thou’s”.

      This booklet is sent forth not to confuse but to shed light upon the subject.  Any preacher who will endorse the NIV as the pure Word of God will be held accountable at the judgment.  Please read this book prayerfully, seriously, and with an open mind.  I am persuaded that many will be offended by it, but it is not the intention of this author to offend.  It is merely the author’s intention to help God’s people to know the truth.

      In this day we see so much confusion about what or what is not the pure Word of God.  Many are asking “Which Bible is the real Bible”?  The Devil is the author of confusion and if he can keep God’s people confused, he is happy.

      The NIV stands for New International Version.  In my opinion, it should stand for: NOT INSPIRED VERSION”.

                                      Pastor Dennis Dills


Men are trying to pervert the Word Of God!

 Jeremiah 23:36, "And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God."

      This generation has a hunger for perversion. What was perversion just a few years ago, is now "normal". What was "hiding in the closet” is now "parading in our streets”. Perversion has found a welcome  place from the living room, to the White House; from our churches to even the Word of God!

      Have you ever wondered why there are so many "Bibles" out there?  Are you confused?  Well don't feel too bad because many Christians are in the same boat as you.  Which should you choose?

1. The KJB 1611 (Authorized King James Bible),

2. The NIV (New International Version),

3. The NWT (New World Translation),

4. The NASV (New American Standard Version),

5. The NKJV (New King James Version),

6. The Living Bible, (Kenneth Taylor Paraphrased)

7. Or a host of others as the list goes on.

      Remember, you can plead ignorance until you know better.  But after the truth has been revealed unto you, then you must accept it or reject it. 

 Webster, defines "pervert" as:

1. to cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true.

2. to twist the meaning or sense of: misinterpret.

      According to this pastor, a perfect definition of The New International Version (NIV) is: "to cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true" and "to twist the meaning or sense of". If you doubt this, before you start reading this little book - go to the library and check out a copy of the NIV and compare it as you read these pages.  I do not recommend buying one!!!!  It should be labeled the NIP (New International Perversion).  Please feel free to check all of our references.  DO NOT TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT, CHECK IT OUT!!!

      Again I say, the purpose of this booklet is not to bring confusion to the mind but to inform the Child of God against the perverting of the Word of God.  I am sure many will find these pages offensive but that is not the intent of the author.  Please proceed with a prayerful heart, an open mind, and allow the Holy Ghost to teach you the truth concerning the NIV version.  This author does not classify the King James Bible as a version.  We believe it is the preserved Word of God for English speaking people.  Therefore, we do not refer to it as the (KJV) but as the KJB.  To call it a version will put it in the same category as all the other versions.  Hence, we call it the KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB).  To many the NIV is a preference and not a conviction.  The King James Bible should not just be a preference but a conviction as well.  I am convinced the King James Bible is the UNADULTERATED, INFALLIBLE, AND INERRANT WORD OF GOD.

 The NIV perverts the deity of Jesus Christ!

      The clearest verse in the Bible proclaiming that Jesus Christ was God  in the flesh is found in I Timothy 3:16: The King James Bible (KJB) reads, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH. . ." The King James Bible says, plainly, "GOD was manifest in the flesh".

      The NIV version reads, "HE appeared in a body". The NIV  "twists" "GOD" to "HE". "HE appeared in a body"?  Everyone has "appeared in a body"!  This verse perverts the truth concerning the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Now let us look at another verse that has been perverted.

      The King James Bible again, clearly declares the deity of Jesus Christ:  Philippians 2:6; "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery TO BE EQUAL WITH GOD"

      The NIV reads, "Who, being in very nature God, DID NOT CONSIDER EQUALITY WITH GOD something to be grasped,".  Again, the NIV perverts the deity of Jesus Christ!

 The NIV perverts the Virgin Birth!

      The King James Bible reads, "And JOSEPH and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him."  Luke 2:33.

      The NIV reads, "The CHILD'S FATHER and mother marveled at what was said about him."  The "CHILD'S FATHER"?  Was Joseph Jesus' father?  NO, a thousand times NO!!!  The NIV perverts the Virgin Birth.  Jesus was conceived by the Holy Ghost, therefore, GOD was His Father.  Jesus had no earthly father.  The Devil has always fought the Virgin Birth.  The NIV is another tool he is using to lure the minds of men away from the truth. 

      Each generation gets farther and farther away from God.  The younger generations are more susceptible to falling into the deceptive hands of Satan.  Many years ago, our forefathers would not have allowed the NIV to be printed, much less read from our pulpits and allowed to warp the minds of our children.  The NIV perverts the Virgin Birth. 

 The NIV removes the Blood of Jesus Christ!

   The King James Bible reads, "In whom we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins:" Colossians 1:14.

      The NIV reads, "In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." This perversion (NIV) rips out the precious words "THROUGH HIS BLOOD"! Friend, redemption is ONLY "THROUGH HIS BLOOD".  Hebrews 9:22, reads, ". . . without shedding of BLOOD is no remission." That old song says, "What can wash away my sins?   NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS!"  Satan’s bible, the NIV, rips out the Blood of Christ.  Many song books have already taken out the blood.  With the blood taken out of the song books, the perverted bibles, and the pulpit, no wonder our nation is so violent and wicked.  Our Hope is in the BLOOD OF CHRIST.  The NIV perverts the Blood of Christ.

 The NIV perverts John 3:16

      The King James Bible says in John 3:16:  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

      The NIV perversion reads, "For God so loved the world that he gave his ONE AND ONLY SON, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life".  Jesus was NOT "the one and only son". Adam is called the "son of God" in Luke 3:38, there are "sons of God" in Job 1:6 and Christians are called "sons of God" in Phil 2:15 and in I John 3:2.  Jesus was the "ONLY BEGOTTEN SON"!  By removing the critical word "BEGOTTEN", the NIV perverts John 3:16.  The NIV does the same thing (takes out the word Begotten) in John 1:14, John 1:18, and John 3:18.  Check it out for yourself……..

 The NIV and sexual perversion!

      The King James Bible reads in Romans 1:26-27: "FOR THIS CAUSE God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, . . ."

      In the past few years homosexuality and sexual perversion have "exploded" into the mainstream. Legislation is now pending making same-sex marriages legal.  Books have been written promoting homosexuality in our schools. According to The Washington Post, “bisexuality” and “homosexuality”, are the "in thing" in our public schools.  Even churches are now welcoming homosexuals, as having “alternate life styles”, into their congregations and even giving them leadership positions. Many are even ordaining them into the ministry!  Could it be that bible perversions have helped to influence this?  I say, most definitely.  Read on….

      A literary critic on the NIV translation was homosexual author Dr. Virginia Mollenkott.  In the Episcopal Witness (June 1991, pp. 20-23), she admits, "My lesbianism has ALWAYS been a part of me. . ." To no surprise then, the word "sodomite" is completely removed from the NIV.  Check out these scriptures in the NIV and compare them to the King James Bible. (Deut. 23:17, I Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46, II Kings 23:7) And of course, I Corinthians. 6:9, "...effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. " is replaced with "...nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders. . ." Notice the NIV in I Corinthians. 6:9 does NOT condemn "homosexuals" or the "act of homosexuality", but ONLY "homosexual OFFENDERS".  What do you think about that?

 The NIV removes and perverts the place of hell!

      The word "hell" occurs 31 times in the Old Testament in the King James Bible. In the Old Testament of the NIV it occurs - ZERO! The word "hell" is NOT in the Old Testament of the NIV at all! 

     And what do they do with the word "hell"? The King James reads in Psalms 9:17:, "The wicked shall be turned into HELL. . ."  The NIV, reads, "The wicked return to the GRAVE. . ." We ALL "return to the GRAVE"!  No wonder the NIV is the choice of many cults who teach there is no hell or that hell is the grave.

      In the New Testament the NIV zaps out "hell" 9 times. And what "clearer" "easier to understand" word does the NIV "update" hell with?  Five times they use “HADES“!  (Matt 16:18, Rev 1:18, 6:8, 20:13,14) What "common person" understands HADES? Everybody knows what HELL is!  And this perversion is supposed to be better to understand?

      Now notice what the real Bible, The King James Bible says:

Deuteronomy 4:2, "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you."

 Proverbs 30:6, "Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar."

 Revelation 22:18-19, "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

               And Jesus Christ, in Luke 8:12, gives a clear aim of Satan, ". . . then cometh the devil, and TAKETH AWAY the word . ."

      The NIV completely "TAKES OUT" 17 verses!

        The NIV perversion completely "TAKES OUT" the following verses: Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14,    Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28, Luke 17:36, 23:17, John 5:4, Acts 8:37, 15:34, 24:7, 28:29, Romans 16:24 and 1 John 5:7!  Take your NIV perversion and try to find these verses, then look them up in the King James Bible and you will see that these are very important verses.  Better still we will list them for you.  You will not find them in the NIV perversion. 

 Matthew 17:21, "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting."  LEFT OUT OF THE NIV.

 Matthew 18:11, "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost."  LEFT OUT OF THE NIV.

 Matthew 23:14, "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation."  LEFT OUT OF THE NIV.

 Mark 7:16, "If any man have ears to hear, let him hear."  LEFT OUT OF THE NIV.

 Mark 9:44, "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."  LEFT OUT OF THE NIV.

 Mark 9:46, "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."  LEFT OUT OF THE NIV.

 Mark 11:26, "But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."  LEFT OUT OF THE NIV.

 Mark 15:28, "And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors."  GONE FROM THE NIV.

 Luke 17:36, "Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left."  GONE FROM THE NIV.

 Luke 23:17, "(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast)"  ZAPPED FROM THE NIV.

 John 5:4, "For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."  REMOVED FROM THE NIV.

 Acts 8:37, "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."  TAKEN OUT OF THE NIV.

 Acts 15:34, "Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still."  AGAIN, MISSING FROM THE NIV.

 Acts 24:7, "But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,"  LEFT OUT OF THE NIV.

 Acts 28:29, "And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves."  AGAIN, ZAPPED OUT OF THE NIV.

 Romans 16:24, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."  REMOVED FROM THE NIV

 1 John 5:7, "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."  GONE FROM THE NIV.

      In case you think it's insignificant words like "thee" and "thou" that have been changed, please explain all these verses left out!!! Not only does the NIV perversion remove these 17 verses but it also leaves out major portions of many other verses!

   Here's a very small sampling of words and portions of verses that have been removed in the NIV!  Check it out...

 Matthew 6:13, "For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

 Matthew. 15:8, "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth"

 Matthew. 19:9, "and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."

 Matthew. 20:7, "and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive."

 Matthew. 20:16, "for many be called, but few chosen."

 Matthew. 20:22, "and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with"

 Matthew. 25:13, "wherein the Son of Man cometh."

 Matthew. 27:35, "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet They parted my garments among them and upon my vesture did they cast lots"

 Mark 6:11, "Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city."

 Mark 10:21, "take up the cross."

 Luke 1:28, "blessed art thou among women"

Luke 4:4, "but by every word of God"

 Luke 4:8, "get thee behind me Satan"

 Luke 4:18, "he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted"

 Luke 11:2-4, "Our ... which art in ... Thy will be done, as in heaven so in earth... but deliver us from evil"

 John 1:27, "is preferred before me"

 John 3:13, "which is in heaven"

 John 3:15, "should not perish"

 John 11:41, "from the place where the dead was laid"

 John 16:16, "because I go to the Father"

 Acts 10:6, "he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do"

 Acts 15:18, "Known unto God are all his works"

 Acts 20:24, "But none of these things move me"

 Acts 23:9, "let us not fight against God"

 Romans. 8:1, "who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit"

 Romans. 13:9, "Thou shalt not bear false witness"

 I Corinthians. 6:20, "and in your spirit which are God's"

 I Corinthians. 11:24; "Take eat... broken"

 II Corinthians. 10:4, "but mighty through God"

 Galatians. 3:1, "that you should not obey the truth"

 Ephesians. 5:30, "of his flesh, and of his bones"

 Philippains. 3:16, "let us mind the same thing"

 I Timothy. 6:5, "from such wthdraw thyself"

 Hebrews. 7:21, "after the order of Melchisedec"

 I Peter. 1:22, "through the Spirit"

 I Peter. 4:14, "on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified"

 I John 4:3, "Christ is come in the flesh"

 I John 5:13, "and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God"

 Revelation. 1:11, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last"

 Revelation. 5:14, "him that liveth for ever and ever"

 Revelation. 14:5, "before the throne of God"

 Revelation. 21:24, "of them which are saved"

 The Bible Says:

      "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of      earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt KEEP them, O LORD, thou shalt PRESERVE them from this generation FOR EVER."  Psalms 12:6, 7.

      The NIV also removes words along with the “thee”, “thou”, “thou shalt nots” for a grand total of over 63,000 omissions.  Here are a few of them:

      “Christ” is removed 25 times, “Lord” removed 350 times, “Jesus” removed over 290 times, “God” removed 460 times, “Godhead” removed 3 times, “Lucifer” removed the one time it is mentioned and refers to him as a star of the morning, the same as Christ is described in Revelation, “Devil or Demons” removed 80 times, “Hell” removed 40 times, “Heaven” removed 160 times, “Damned” (or a variation) removed 15 times, “Blood” removed 41 times, “Salvation” removed 42 times, "The Word of God" removed 8 times, "The Word of the Lord" removed 24 times, and "The Lord Jesus Christ" is removed 24 times.

      Not only does the NIV perversion omit verses, portions of verses, and many words, but it also changes the meaning of some verses.

      The King James Bible reads in John 14:2:  "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”  The NIV reads:  “In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.”

      I don’t know where you came from but where I came from there is a vast difference between a room and a mansion.  The Holiday Inn has rooms, and I am certainly not going to live in a motel throughout eternity.  So you see how the pure Word Of God is perverted by the NIV.

      We hope we have given you something to think about. Please don't be deceived, check it out for yourself. These are all factual representations of the underlying problems facing Christianity. We have only one true Bible. It's the only one attacked daily by the liberal leaders and flesh mongers of the false religions of the world. It is the King James Bible.

      Quite often this writer is asked his opinion of the New International Version.  This version’s popularity seems to increase each year to the point of rivaling the King James Bible. But in this writer’s judgment, the NIV is one of the worst versions.  THE NIV IS A PERVERSION.

      There are three important factors that should be considered when choosing a reliable version:

(1) The Greek text from which it is translated;

(2) The translators who translated it; and

(3) The translation itself.

 There are two Greek texts from which versions are translated. There is the text called, the Received Text (or the Majority Text) from which the King James has been translated.

      Then there is the Westcott and Hort Greek text which was first presented to the world in 1870. It relies heavily on two manuscripts which are very ancient but are filled with mistakes, contradictions, and omissions. Most of the modern versions including the NIV are translated from this Greek text.

      The translators of the NIV came from some ten or more religious groups and, unfortunately, they did not leave their religious doctrines and prejudices at home when they went to the work of translation. There are many loosely translated passages, and when this is the case, it means the translators have left the words the Lord gave and have sought to clarify their meanings by interpreting them as they understand them.

      As long as the Devil can keep the people of God confused about the Word of God, the more souls he can doom for hell.  As long as the saints of God continue to argue over the pure Word of God the better he likes it.  Anything to avert our attention from those going to hell pleases Satan.

      The King James Bible is the preserved Word of God for English speaking people.  It has won more souls and changed more lives than any other Bible that has ever been published.  We don’t need new translations or new versions so-called, we need to use the one God has given us, THE KING JAMES BIBLE.





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