Modern Bible translators weaken the deity of Jesus Christ. The multitude of Bible translations available today weaken Christian argument in debate against other religions. For example, Muslims often ask why we have over two hundred different Christian Bible translations while they have only one. Most Christians scholars can’t answer that one.
The modern Bible advocates will say that we’re trying to find conspiracies within verses that don’t exist. We’re going to explore why this isn’t true.
The following passage has much to say about the power of the name of Jesus:
Philippians 2:10-11: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
In the most popular modern Bible, the NIV, Jesus is removed thirty-six times! In the ESV, He is removed seventy-three times! That is insane. What possible basis could there be for removing Jesus’ name so often from the Scriptures?
The removal of Lord, Christ, and other titles of deity regarding Jesus are also widespread in modern Bibles.
Matthew 13:51: “Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.”
In this verse, the word Lord is removed.
Matthew 23:8: “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.”
In this verse, the word Christ is removed.
Mark 1:1: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
In this verse, the phrase Son of God is removed.
There is a wealth of other examples out there. You’d be surprised how numerous they are. But who would want to remove the deity of Jesus from the Bible? Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons don’t believe in the deity of Jesus. But true, Bible-believing Christians do. These removals of Jesus’ deity are the work of the devil.
1 Corinthians 15:47: “The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.”
Adoptionism is a Gnostic teaching. They denied Jesus to be God. They also denied the resurrection. Paul warned of this in his writings. The Aleph, Vaticanus, and the Papyri manuscripts that modern Bible translators love to use so much are Alexandrian manuscripts. That’s precisely where Gnosticism comes from! Are these the manuscripts we are going to trust in the translations of God’s Holy Word? Most modern Bibles remove any mention of Christ’s deity from this verse, merely saying “the second man.” But to truly understand who Jesus is, it’s essential to refer to Him as Lord here.
Paul fought so hard to purge Gnostic ideals from the church, and now modern Bible scholars are trying to reintroduce it to the masses. This is clearly the work of Satan.