New Living Translation EXPOSED!
by Robert J. Stewart
The New Living Translation (NLT) is straight from Hell. On their official website, NLT advertises with the slogan, "Accuracy you can trust." Unfortunately, the NLT is not very accurate. The fact that the word "begotten" has been wrongfully removed from John 3:16 should be enough reason for every Christian to trash their NLT. In fact, I would rip it into shreds first to ensure that no one else is poisoned by it. To say that Jesus is God's "only son" is a lie! In fact, God has many sons according to Scriptures such as 1st John 3:1, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God." Biblically, God has MANY sons, but Jesus is the only BEGOTTEN Son. So you see, ANY bible which removes the word "begotten" from John 3:16 becomes heresy. This includes most modern bibles such as the perverted New International Version (NIV), The Book For Teens (TBFT), the New Living Translation (NLT), the New Believer's Bible (NBB), the Living Bible (LB), and many more. It is tragic!
Let's face it, the corrupters who are publishing demonic bibles are all out to make a fast buck, filthy lucre! In order to reach the largest market base possible, they trim and water down the Scriptures as much as tolerable. This is evil. God hates Bible corruption –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." Well, the NLT butchers have diminished God's Word by subtracting "begotten" from John 3:16.
The NLT was published in 1996 by Tyndale Publishers. Few Christians realize that there have been over 200 new Bible translations published just within the last 30 years. It's blatantly obvious that this evil is the result of much greed and love for money (1st Timothy 6:10). The NLT is based upon Kenneth N. Taylor's corrupted Living Bible (1971). His perverted Living Bible sold over 40 million copies in North America alone. Taylor died in June of 2005 at age 88. It is wicked to corrupt the Word of God (2nd Peter 3:16). Now comes the damnable New Living translation. Although the NLT preface claims that 87 scholars were involved in the word of translation, I have to seriously wonder if any of them really loved Jesus Christ. 1st Peter 2:7 reads, "Unto you therefore which believe he is precious…" How could any professed Christian who loves Jesus be involved in a bible translation that perverts the Word of God. The fact that dozens of different ecumenical groups were involved in the work of translation speaks volumes as to the Devil's attempt to water down the Word of God. Increasingly, modern bible translations must be more politically correct in order to sell at high volumes. So as the world plunges further into the depths of wickedness and apostasy, new translations must follow along if they are to sell. Take a look at The Book For Teens bible, which is based upon the New Living Translation, not one mention is made of the blood of Jesus in the section on "Salvation through Jesus Christ" (Page A47). The blood of Jesus is a taboo subject nowadays amongst many pseudo-Christian groups, thanks to heretics like John MacArthur.
As further proof of corruption, Billy Graham endorses the NLT on the front cover jacket. Billy Graham is Mr. ecumenical himself, who has done more to unite apostate protestants with the Great Whore of Catholicism than anyone else. 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17 commands us to separate from the unbelieving world, NOT yoke up with them. Ephesians 5:11 tells us to reprove the works of darkness, NOT fellowship with them. Billy graham is on the Devil's side, a friend of the world, and the enemy of God (James 4:4). The Catholic Church is straight out of the pits of Hell and it's about time that ALL the preachers around the world start proclaiming it. Billions of souls are headed for destruction because of compromised and cowardly pastors and preachers who are afraid to offend anyone. Speak the Truth! Offend them! Their souls are at stake!
Corrupted Scriptures in the New Living Translation
- Deuteronomy – "sodomite" changed to "temple prostitute"
- 1 Kings 14:24 / 1 Kings 14:24nlt – "sodomites" replaced with "shrine prostitutes"
- 1 Kings 15:12 / 1 Kings 15:12nlt- "sodomites" replaced with "shrine prostitutes"
- 1 Kings 22:46 / 1 Kings 22:46nlt – "sodomites" replaced with "shrine prostitutes"
- 2 Kings 23:7 / 2 Kings 23:7nlt – "sodomites" replaced with "shrine prostitutes"
- Matthew 17:21 / Matthew 17:21nlt – entire verse omitted
- Matthew 18:11 / Matthew 18:11nlt- entire verse omitted
- Matthew 19:9 / Matthew 19:9nlt - half of the verse is omitted
- Matthew 23:14 / Matthew 23:14nlt- entire verse omitted
- Mark 6:11 / Mark 6:11nlt- half of the verse is omitted
- Mark 7:16 / Mark 7:16nlt- entire verse omitted
- Mark 9:44, 46 / Mark 9:44nlt / Mark 9:46nlt – entire verses omitted
- Mark 11:26 / Mark 11:26nlt- entire verse omitted
- Mark 15:28 / Mark 15:28nlt – entire verse omitted
- Mark 16:9-20 / Mark 16:9-20nlt – entire passage is questioned by a footnote that says, "The most reliable early manuscripts conclude the Gospel of Mark at verse 8"
- Luke 4:8 / Luke 4:8nlt – "get thee behind me Satan" is omitted
- Luke 17:36 / Luke 17:36nlt - entire verse omitted
- Luke 23:17 / Luke 23:17nlt- entire verse omitted
- John 1:10 / John 1:10nlt – says God created everything "through" Jesus instead of "by" Jesus as the KJB teaches
- John 1:42 / John 1:42nlt- The NLT leaves out the phrase, "Which is by interpretation, a stone." Hence, the critical distinction between Peter as "the stone" (Petros), and Jesus as "The Rock" (Petra) is obscured. This was no doubt deliberate to pleases Catholics who falsely teach that Peter is the rock upon which the church is built. The Bible states in no uncertain terms, "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1st Corinthians 3:11).
- John 3:16 / John 3:16nlt- the all important word "begotten" is omitted, thus denying the deity of Christ
- John 3:13 / John 3:13nlt- "which is in heaven" is omitted John 5:4 / John 5:4nlt – entire verse omitted
- John 7:53,8:11 / John 7:53nlt John 8:11nlt– entire passage is questioned in a note which says, "The most ancient Greek manuscripts do not include John 7:53,8:11"
- Acts 8:37 / Acts 8:37nlt – entire verse omitted
- Acts 12:4 / Acts 12:4nlt – changes "Easter" to the incorrect "Passover" (See Numbers 28:16,17 and Acts 12:2 in the KJB)
- Acts 17:29 / Acts 17:29nlt- completely removes the "Godhead"
- Acts 28:29 / Acts 28:29nlt- entire verse omitted
- Romans 1:20 / Romans 1:20nlt- completely removes the "Godhead"
- Romans 16:24 / Romans 16:24nlt- entire verse omitted
- Philippians 2:6 / Philippians 2:6nlt-removes the word "equal," thus denying Christ's deity
- Colossians 1:16 / Colossians 1:16nlt- says God created everything "through" Jesus instead of "by" Jesus as the KJB teaches
- Colossians 2:9 / Colossians 2:9 nlt- completely removes the "Godhead"
- 1 Timothy 3:16 / 1 Timothy 3:16nlt – "God" is omitted, says "Christ appeared in the flesh, thus denying the deity of Christ
- 1 Timothy 6:5 / 1 Timothy 6:5nlt- "from such withdraw thyself" is omitted
- Hebrews 1:3 / Hebrews 1:3nlt – the all-important words "by himself" are omitted
- 1 Peter 4:1 / 1 Peter 4:1nlt- "for us" is omitted
- 1 Peter 4:14 / 1 Peter 4:14nlt – half of the verse is omitted
- 1 John 3:16 / 1 John 3:16nlt-completely removes "the love of God"
- 1 John 4:3 / 1 John 4:3nlt- the all-important words "Christ is come in the flesh" are omitted 1 John 5:7-8 — Trinitarian clause omitted
- 1 John 5:7 / 1 John 5:7 nlt- half of the verse is omitted, thus denying the Godhead
- 1 John 5:13 / 1 John 5:13nlt- half of the verse is omitted
- Revelation 1:11 / Revelation 1:11nlt – first half of the verse is omitted
- Revelation 5:14 / Revelation 5:14nlt- "him that liveth forever and ever" is omitted
NLT perverts the Godhead!
1st John 5:7 is a vital Scripture that EVERY Christian should know. This Scripture clearly proclaims that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost are ONE. But, the NLT says otherwise…
KJB – "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."
NLT – "So we have these three witnesses."
What blasphemy! Many Christians have bought into the lie that 1st John 5:7 wasn't in the originals –IT WAS! It depends on which originals you're talking about. The Textus Receptus (or received text) from which our reliable King James Bible comes DOES contain 1st John 5:7.
1st John 5:7 in the NLT greatly contradicts John 10:30…
"I and my Father are one." -John 10:30 KJB
It also contradicts Luke 3:22…
"And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased."
The NLT Bible-corrupters even removed the Godhead from Romans 1:20…
KJB – "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"
NLT – "From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God.
One of the most popular attacks that unbelievers launch against Christians is to say that the word "trinity" is not even found in the Bible. The best defense is to show them the multiple Scriptures in the Word of God which teach about the GODHEAD. Tragically, the word "Godhead" isn't even mentioned in the NLT. What? Yes, that is correct…some "accurate" translation huh? This is why I confidently say that the New Living Translation is straight from Hell. Here's Acts 17:29 compared…
KJB – "Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device."
NLT – "And since this is true, we shouldn't think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone."
Many cults (such as Islamic Muslims and Jehovah Witnesses) acknowledge the existence of a god, but deny the Godhead. It is tragic that so many believers are supporting these modern versions that maliciously attack the Godhead and Jesus' deity. Look what they've done to Colossians 2:9…
KJB – "For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
NLT – "For in Christ the fullness of God lives in a human body."
I noticed a tiny asterisk mark (*) next to Colossians 2:9 in the NLT. I looked to the bottom to see what the footnote said… "Greek in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." Do you see what is happening here? To make everybody happy, the NLT Bible-corrupters completely removed "Godhead" to appease the liberals, but then they've also placed the truth in a little footnote in an attempt to appease conservative protestants. Why in the world would they not place the literal Greek translation in Colossians 2:9, why would they put the correct Greek translation in a tiny footnote at the bottom of the page? Do you know what happens in the making of a new bible? It's kind of like the bargaining table at contract time between the union and company management. All the different religious denominations are invited to the bargaining table and a meeting is held to decide what COMPROMISES must be made to make the "new" bible acceptable to their particular denomination. This is all done in an attempt to reach the largest market base possible. By the time the new corrupted bible is finished, without fail, the Godhead (trinity) and the deity of Jesus Christ are greatly diminished. This is why I love the old King James Bible, it proudly proclaims the Godhead and the deity of our Precious Lord Jesus Christ.
NLT perverts Christ's Deity!
One of the most important verses in the Bible is John 3:16. As mentioned earlier, the NLT perverts this verse by removing the word "begotten," thus saying that God only has one son. But 1st John 3:1 in the KJB reads, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not." Clearly, God has many sons, but Jesus is the only BEGOTTEN Son of God, which makes Jesus God.
KJB – " "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." -John 3:16
NLT – "For God so loved the world that he gave he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16
The NLT teaches heresy!
"For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." -Galatians 3:26 KJB
The NLT also corrupts 1st Timothy 3:16…
KJB – "…God was manifest in the flesh…"
TBFT – "…Christ appeared in the flesh…"
Jesus claimed to be Almighty God in Revelation 1:8. For anyone to diminish 1st Timothy 3:16 to a mere "Christ appeared in the flesh" is ridiculous. Any idiot knows that Jesus appeared in the flesh! But the KJB declares that GOD was manifest (or revealed) in the fleshly body of Jesus Christ. It angers many people when you promote the deity of Christ, thus the reason why ALL modern bibles attack Jesus' deity.
Again, the NLT perverts Philippians 2:5, 6…
KJB – "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God."
NLT – "Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God."
The NLT cleverly corrupted Philippians 2:6 by removing the word "equal." In so doing, they have lowered Jesus to the God of the Jehovah Witnesses. JW's teach that Jesus is "a god," but not Almighty God, which is a lie of the Devil. By saying that Jesus is "equal" with God, the KJB is clearly declaring Christ as Almighty God.
As further proof of the NLT attack on Jesus' deity, look at Colossians 1:16…
KJB – "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth…"
NLT – "Christ is the one through whom God created everything in heaven and earth."
Blasphemy! The KJB declares that Jesus created all things, but the NLT wrongfully teaches that God created all things through Jesus. This is exactly what the Jehovah Witnesses cult teaches. JW's deny Christ's deity (as do most cults). JW's teach that God created everything THROUGH Jesus. On the contrary, the KJB proclaims in Colossians 1:16 that Jesus Christ created all things Himself. It is wicked heresy to say that Jesus did not create the universe by His own Word. John 1:10 reads, "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not." Sadly, the NLT perverts this Scripture also, claiming that God created the universe "through" Jesus instead of "by" Jesus as the Word of God teaches in the KJB. The JW's would be proud of the NLT. Oh listen friend, you need to burn your NLT because it dishonors and dethrones the Lord Jesus Christ.
NLT perverts Acts 12:4!
The NLT perverts Acts 12:4 by changing "Easter" to "Passover." Numbers 28:16,17 clearly teaches that the seven days of unleavened bread FOLLOWED the day of Passover. Acts 12:2 in the KJB tells us that the days of unleavened bread were already being observed, which means that the day of Passover was OVER! So when the NIV and the NLT say that Herod was waiting for the Passover in Acts 12:5, they are lying! The KJB wisely uses the proper word "Easter" because the Passover had already occurred.
NLT completely removes the word "sodomite" from the Bible
God describes homosexuals with the word "sodomite" for a reason. Jude 1:7 reads, "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." The word "sodomite" comes from the city of Sodom, a city so vile and wicked that God decided to utterly destroy it by reigning down fire and brimstone from Heaven. To call homosexuality, "sodomy," implies the judgment of God upon the wicked sin of homosexuality. The modern definition of sodomy is NOT the Biblical definition. Sodomy in the Bible is defined as sex between two men, or two women (homosexuality and lesbianism). We read of the woeful homosexuality problem in Sodom in Genesis 19:4, 5. American society has plunged horribly into wickedness and apostasy, even to the extent of corrupting the Bible for the sake of being politically correct to make money. Now there's even a homosexual bible.
Get a King James Bible!
The 1611 King James Bible is trustworthy. We don't rewrite Shakespeare because we can't understand the archaic English; rather, we study it in the beauty in which it was written. To retranslate Shakespeare into modern English would be a literary tragedy. This it is a woeful tragedy what modern Bible corrupters have done to God's Word. In the King James Bible we have the preserved and inspired Word of God. The Bible is to be studied, not read like a comic book or magazine. Too many believers have bought into the lie that we need a new Bible, and another, and another…where will it end? –The Satanic Bible?