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A collection of resources, in response to the publication
of the Today's New International Version. [TNIV] Mainstream Christianity
in America, up to this point, has not paid attention to the work of the
translators in generating the blizzard of Bible versions produced over the
last thirty to forty years.
It is about time they did. The Bible is being deconstructed. The Word of God has met liberal, humanist, Post-modernist, cultural-Marxist controlled, politically-correct, corporate America. The evidence on what I found is listed below. The conclusions are irrefutable.
Miscellaneous Links and Personal
I Now Pronounce You Human and Human: How Gender-Neutral Bible Translations Prepared the Way for the Christian Acceptance of Gay Marriage - "The first English Bible translation to mandate the use of gender-neutral language was the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)—a mandate that called for the altering of well over a thousand verses. It was later followed by the New Living Translation (NLT), the Contemporary English Version (CEV), and the Common English Bible (CEB). Today's New International Version (TNIV) revised the NIV in strict conformity with the rules of gender-neutral usage. Though it was withdrawn after much protest from evangelicals, its demise was immediately followed by a new version of the NIV (NIV 2011) that, while allowing very limited usage of words like "man" and "mankind," is as essentially gender neutral as the defunct TNIV. Not content merely to neuter the scriptures, many denominations have also neutered their hymnals, prayer books, and even their creeds...."
My Original Letter To Zondervan Publishing and the IBS - Concerning the publication of the Today's New International Version.
My 2nd Letter To Zondervan and the IBS - This was CC'd to quite a few more notables in the national Christian community.
New NIV translation is 'desecration of God's Holy Word' - Commentary by Chaplain Bill of the Inland Police Officer's Coalition, concerning the TNIV, in ChristianTimes.com [Author's Note: Yeah, "desecration" just about describes what is going on here.]
Negative reaction to TNIV is unwarranted—and unfounded - Rebuttal of Professor Mark Strauss, Bethel Seminary, San Diego, to Chaplain Bill, in ChristianTimes.com
Negative reaction to TNIV is both warranted and founded—in the Truth - My personal response to the dissertation of Professor Mark L. Strauss in rebuttal to Chaplain Bill ’ letter on the TNIV version of the Bible.
TNIV and the Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy - Another comprehensive listing of anti-TNIV resources by Phil Kent. More great resources.
The Concordia University Debate. - Recorded TNIV Debate between Dr. Wayne Grudem and Dr. Mark Strauss at Concordia University, Irvine, California, 21 May 2002. [Author's Note: In reading this debate, note well who deploys the Word of God in defense of the Word of God, and who does 'not'.]
R.D. Conner on the TNIV - In response to the Concordia University debate: "The Word of God is the Source Document, and is, in our economy today, ALL we have, as Jesus Christ is not here in Person."
R.D. Conner and a warning to the translators of the TNIV - "Those who take the monumental responsibility upon themselves to alter the Word of God, whether in deference to the Greek or Hebrew languages or whatever other means, are treading on the most dangerous ground in creation...."
R.D. Conner On The Various Translations - "I've researched Greek and Hebrew textual criticisms and commentaries for many years and learned that the only safe path is for me to simple trust the AV, which I have done, and learned truths which I never dreamed could be learned. However, those who have fallen for the "modern retranslation" scams are still at the grammar school level."
"Questioning The Authorities" A clear look at the spiritual conditions which prevailed and precluded the rise of the Nazi menace. Mr. Conner writes, "...Some may recall that in the days before Adolf Hitler, German "higher critics" (and others) brought a major assault against the Bible and Christianity, removing Jesus Christ (the Living Word and Fullness of The Godhead) from their doctrine in the churches of Germany...." Recklessly altering the Word of God forebodes even worse deterioration in our own country and abroad.
Information on Bible Versions. - From the Chick Publications webpage. Great Resource!
TNIV Response Center - Register your concerns about this new Bible translation.
ChristianPetitions.com - Politically correct Bible version on slippery slope. Sign the petition!
KeptTheFaith.org - A critical review of the TNIV.
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womenhood - Resources about the TNIV. Understanding the problems with the new gender neutral Bible known as the Today's New International Version.
Zondervan to Release 'Gender-Accurate' NIV - From Parsonge.org, a website of Focus on the Family.
Why we use the King James Bible Aren't all translations or versions the same? It's all God's word anyway isn't it? God doesn't care how it's translated just as long as His word goes out right?
Jesus is Lord Ministries
of Monroe - Bill Carrigan
HORT & WESCOTT - BIBLE TRANSLATORS - The information revealed in these volumes renders both Hort and Westcott suspect as qualified Bible translators.
The Thinking, Theories and Theology of Drs. Westcott and Hort - The reader would bear in mind, that in the garden of Eden, the Serpent (whom we are told the Devil. Rev 20:2) destroyed faith in the heart of Eve, and brought every evil thing into the world. He did this by indicating that the actual Word of God, was too difficult for Eve to understand....
THE LEAVEN OF THE SADDUCEES - The Protestant apostasy - Clearly the principles of historical criticism operate from a denial of the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. This was the first stage in Satan's temptation of Eve; "Yea, hath God said..." Gen.3:1
THE MINORITY TEXTS Vaticanus (B) & Sinaiticus (Aleph) - The Minority Texts were the work of unbelieving Egyptian scribes who did not accept the Bible as the Word of God or JESUS as the SON of GOD!
QUOTES FROM HORT & WESCOTT - A selection of statements revealing the attitudes of these two most noted textual critics.
Trinitarian Bible Society - Founded in 1831 for the circulation of Protestant or uncorrupted versions of the Word of God
Rightly Interpreting the Bible - Methodology in Bible study is therefore concerned with "the proper path to be taken in order to arrive at Scriptural truth." ...This clearly implies that improper paths can be taken.
War On The Saints! - by Jessie Penn-Lewis with Evan Roberts World Wide Web Edition (Based on Unabridged 1912 Edition) For the serious Bible scholar, this difinitive work exposes the tactics of the enemy in deceiving the child of God who puts too much confidence in self or empirical evidence, instead of the unerring Word of God.
TNIV Translation Treason -
Dial The Truth Ministries - Terry Watkins
TNIV: TRANSLATION TREASON - Because of the length of the article, we’ve broken it up into several sections. I would strongly encourage you to prayerfully and carefully read each section.
TNIV & THE LORD JESUS - The cornerstone of the Christian faith is the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Not His teachings, not His morals, not His miracles, not His example – but HIM.
TNIV & CHRIST - Another deliberate and confusing mistranslation is the Greek word "Christos". The Greek word "Christos" is always translated (or actually transliterated) as "Christ".
TNIV & WITH CHILD - Since Roe v. Wade (1973) over 40 million innocent, babies have been murdered. It's interesting 1973, happens to be the date the "original" New International Version New Testament [NIV] was published... hmm....
TNIV & HOMOSEXUALITY - The TNIV obscures the seriousness of the judgement on "homosexuals" by confusing the sin of "homosexuals" by adding the word "practicing". It's no longer "homosexuals" but "practicing homosexuals".
TNIV & MASCULINE PRONOUNS - By far the most extensive damage performed by the inclusive-perversions is the extermination of the "generic" masculine pronouns, such as "he / him / his".
TNIV & MAN - Since the 60's the radical feminists have been screaming and whining that sexist, male chauvinist word 'man' has just got to go. Today, we no longer have a postman, but a letter carrier; the policeman is now a police officer; the businessman is a businessperson; a fireman is a firefighter; our garbage man is a garbage collector, chairman is a chairperson, on and on.
TNIV & THE MISSING FATHERS - One of the major problems facing America today is fatherless families. Today, fathers are an endangered species. It's gotten so bad, President Bush and Congress have proposed "buy back the fathers" programs offering cash incentives just to encourage fathers to marry.
TNIV & SISTERS - So with over 110 "magic translation" tricks, the TNIV reads "brothers and sisters" – where there ain't no "sister". And there ain't no Greek manuscript in the universe to justify the addition of the word "sisters".
TNIV & MORE BLUNDERS - SONS OF GOD GONE. . . Don’t look for any "sons of God" in the TNIV – sorry, they’ve all been "neutered".
The New International Version - NIV - 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 home - from the living room, to the White House; from our churches - to even the word of God!
Republic - Postings and Threads
Dobson's Choice - Focus on the Family leader responds to IBS accusations in TNIV controversy.
Linking 'Southern Baptist' with gender-neutral TNIV draws protest - "This regrettable citation could give the impression that some association exists between the Southern Baptist Convention and the Today's New International Version (TNIV) translation project, or that we are giving the translation our endorsement," Merrell stated, noting: "Such an association or endorsement does not exist...."
Gender neutral Bible stirs debate - Biblical Battle Translation Removing 'Him' Draws Ire From Some. ... Blessed are those who hear the word of God, the Bible says. But which words?
How to Protest the TNIV - At the TNIV Response Center you will find an opportunity to protest the creation and promotion of premier religious feminist Bible that is being foisted on an uninformed evangelical public by Zondervan and the International Bible Society.
New Gender-Neutral Bible Stirs Controversy - Many religious women and men herald a new, non-sexist translation of a popular version of the Bible, yet a strong-willed conservative critic cries foul. [Editor's Note: Liberal Feminist article with good rebuttals from the FReepers!].
EU To Attack Bible? America is already anti-Christian - Why should that surprise anyone? The Bible has been under constant attack in America since 1962, with the foundations for such attack going as far back as Supreme Court case opinions rendered in the 1940's. However, the major thrust of the attacks against Christianity, the Bible, and America's Christian heritage were begun in 1962 with the Supreme Court's decision in Engle v. Vitale and again in 1963 in Murray v. Curlett, the Madalyn Murray O'Hair case which brought Mrs. O'Hair into national awareness for her atheism and assault against Christian beliefs.
Evangelicals Tussle Over Jews, Gender In New Bible - Conservative Protestants often find themselves in theological arguments with liberals about the Bible's historical reliability. But an unholy squabble over Scripture has erupted in recent days that pits evangelicals against each other... What's at stake is more than victory in an intellectual game. Millions of dollars in potential sales could be on the line.
Other Resources and notable Articles.
Gay Bibles even! Do we have a gay study Bible yet? That question was asked on the CCC Forum.
Today's New International Perversion What happens when Christian publishing houses and Bible publishing companies are bought out by secular mega-media corporate conglomerates? Today's New International Perversion – excuse me, Version – of the Bible.
One hundred church leaders declare opposition to TNIV Citing “significant changes in the gender language” from its highly respected predecessor, the New International Version, 100 respected church leaders issued a joint statement May 28 declaring that they cannot endorse Zondervan Publishing and the International Bible Society’s controversial Bible translation Today’s New International Version.
Bible Research Reference Materials for Students of Scripture - Statement on Today's New International Version (TNIV).
TOWARD A THEOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING OF POSTMODERNISM. - Obviously, deconstruction has profound implications for theology, since "objective truth is to be replaced by hermeneutic truth." This means that sacred texts, such as the Bible, do not have a single ultimate meaning nor are such texts necessarily authoritative.
Cultural Marxism - This claim was made by Marx against the more traditional view that alienation involved separation from God. Hegel had laid the groundwork for rejection of separation-from-God....
A Lesbian & The NIV - Baptist Bible College Prof Ron Minton & Pastor Bruce Oyen Defend Removal of 'Sodomite' In NIV.
Dr. Marten Woudstra, Sodomite, Homosexual, and Chairman of the NIV Old Testament Committee - In the light of the following, I believe it does, as it has now come to light that THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NIV'S OLD TESTAMENT TRANSLATION COMMITTEE, DR. MARTEN H. WOUDSTRA, WAS A HOMOSEXUAL. This is much more serious than Mollenkott's involvement. Here we have one of the leading scholars on the NIV CBT who is a homosexual. Obviously this fact compromises the whole project, especially as this fact was well known by his colleagues for many years. However, only now is this fact coming to the notice of the general public through articles like the one you are reading.
HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE NIV The information presented here is not all inclusive, but is intended to sound an alarm. If the NIV is your Bible of choice, it would be prudent to look closely in other areas as well, for there are many other subjects handled just as loosely as sodomy. Don't take anyone's word for what God says. Check it out! After all, He'll hold you alone responsible.
VIRGINIA MOLLENKOTT In the 1970s, Virginia Mollenkott was a consultant to the New International Version translating committee. She was involved with this project through its completion.
The Story of Today's New International Version - The fully independent body that translated the highly acclaimed NIV is the same eminent group that undertook the work on the TNIV. [Editors Note: Yeah, that's one of the main problems!]
"In my assessment, the translators have battled
to a draw. That leaves the individual, like any Police officer called on
a domestic disturbance, to come in and with objectivity and impartiality,
make judgments, and break it up. ... I have read the King James Version almost
my whole life. I have found the others are "weak," attenuated, and with
the massive amount of research I have coming in of Bible translations these
past few months ... I'm beginning to see why. With the decline of the deterrence
and influence of Christianity and the Church in American popular culture
these past thirty years, there are few who can recognize the correlation."
- The Author, in private correspondence to a TNIV proponent.
Janet Folger, national director for the Center for
Reclaiming America, said, "At least I'm comfortable that this version didn't
give God a sex change — that's a good thing." But, she added, "To suggest
that women are so frail and insecure that we can't recognize inclusive language,
that we need a politically correct crutch, really makes about as much
sense as taking a bottle of white-out to the Declaration of Independence
because it says 'all men are created equal.' We don't alter historical
documents — and I don't believe we should alter the Word of God."
"The Bible says: “There is neither Jew nor
Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female:
for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)
This is all the “inclusiveness” the Church needs. Toying with the
Word of God to make it more palatable to a generation so clearly under the
influence of cultural forces few understand is careless and criminal.- The
Author, in public correspondence to Zondervan Publishing and the IBS.
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