Islam's Savior is Christianity's AntiChrist

Both Christianity and Islam are waiting for someone big to arrive on the world scene. However, they see the same person from two different perspectives. While Iran's Ahmadinejad and others like him would like to speed up the day in which he arrives, the world will have to deal with the fallout, literally and figuratively, of having the Antichrist rule the world for a time.

Videos in the Islamic world are circulating in preparation of the 12th Imam or Mahdi. However, this same person will actually be the Antichrist as described in the Bible.

Turkey's Persecution of the Orthodox Church

It is surprising the Turks didn't drive out the church long ago. That is to their credit. However, how does the population of a region become 99% Muslim when it originated as Christian? By force! The Ottoman Empire is gone and so should the Muslim rule of Constantinople.

Take Back Constantinople!

Google's NFC plan: data sharing, targeted ads, and discounts

Considering this news alert along with Visa's new plan to enable person-to-person payments and how cell phones can now make payments at points of sale, its hard to deny that there is a pattern here. See topic on End Times for more info. Maybe its time to wake up to what is going on around us.
Google's NFC plan: data sharing, targeted ads, and discounts: "Google hopes to give retailers access to more in-depth customer data as part of its push to bring Near Field Communications (NFC) into the mainstream. The plan is apparently part of Google's underground NFC tests being carried out in New York and San Francisco. Google's testing is still said to be in its early stages, but it may roll out NFC to the public later in 2011. 
NFC is an evolution of the RFID technology employed in 'contact-less' payment systems such as MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave, and is mostly known in the US as a means of enabling wireless payments at retail stores. (Check out our NFC technology primer for more details on how it works.) That's not all NFC can be used for, though—it can also keep track of gift card and ticketing balances, as well as personal information and consumer preferences."

Christ in the Constitutions

Jesus in the State Constitutions

It is clear the founders had the Christian religion in mind when establishing the United States. The Establishment Clause in the US constitution was intended to prohibit a particular Christian denomination from ruling. There was no thought at that time of Islam or Hindu religions, for example. There just were not many if any of those folks here to come to mind. 

Only Virginia and New York did not have similar religious references at the formation of our country.

New Jersey Constitution of 1776

XIX.  That there shall be no establishment of any one religious sect in this Province, in preference to another; and that no Protestant inhabitant of this Colony shall be denied the enjoyment of any civil right, merely on account of his religious principles; but that all persons, professing a belief in the faith of any Protestant sect, who shall demean themselves peaceably under the government, as hereby established, shall be capable of being elected into any office of profit or trust, or being a member of either branch of the Legislature, and shall fully and freely enjoy every privilege and immunity, enjoyed by others their fellow subjects.

Delaware Constitution of 1776

Art. 22. Every person who shall be chosen a member of either house, or appointed to any office or place of trust, before taking his seat, or entering upon the execution of his office, shall take the following oath, or affirmation, if conscientiously scrupulous of taking an oath, to wit: "I, A B, will bear true allegiance to the Delaware State, submit to its constitution and laws, and do no act wittingly whereby the freedom thereof may be prejudiced." And also make and subscribe the following declaration, to wit: "I, A B, do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration." And all officers shall also take an oath of office. 

Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776

Section 11
And each member, before he takes his seat, shall make and subscribe the following declaration, viz:
I do believe in one God, the creator and governor of the universe, the rewarder of the good and the punisher of the wicked. And I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine inspiration.
And no further or other religious test shall ever hereafter be required of any civil officer or magistrate in this State. .

Maryland Constitution of 1776

XXXIII. That, as it is the duty of every man to worship God in such manner as he thinks most acceptable to him; all persons, professing the Christian religion, are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty; wherefore no person ought by any law to be molested in his person or estate on account of his religious persuasion or profession, or for his religious practice; unless, under colour of religion, any man shall disturb the good order, peace or safety of the State, or shall infringe the laws of morality, or injure others, in their natural, civil, or religious rights; nor ought any person to be compelled to frequent or maintain, or contribute, unless on contract, to maintain any particular place of worship, or any particular ministry; yet the Legislature may, in their discretion, lay a general and equal tax for the support of the Christian religion; leaving to each individual the power of appointing the payment over of the money, collected from him, to the support of any particular place of worship or minister, or for the benefit of the poor of his own denomination, or the poor in general of any particular county: but the churches, chapels, glebes, and all other property now belonging to the church of England, ought to remain to the church of England forever. 

XXXV. That no other test or qualification ought to be required, on admission to any office of trust or profit, than such oath of support and fidelity to this State, and such oath of office, as shall be directed by this Convention or the Legislature of this State, and a declaration of a belief in the Christian religion.

North Carolina Constitution of 1776

32. That no person who shall deny the being of God, or the truth of the Protestant religion, or the divine authority of either the Old or New Testaments, or who shall hold religious principles incompatible with the freedom and safety of the State, shall be capable of holding any office, or place of trust or profit, in the civil department, within this State.

Georgia Constitution of 1777

The representatives shall be chosen out of the residents of each county, who shall have resided for at least twelve months in this State, and three months in the county where they shall be elected; except the freeholders of the counties of Glynn and Camden, who are in a state of alarm, and who shall have the liberty of choosing one member each, as specified in the articles of this Constitution, in any other county, until they have residents sufficient to qualify them for more; and they shall be of the Protestant on, and of the age of twenty-one years, and shall be possessed in their own right of two hundred and fifty acres of land, or some property to the amount of two hundred and fifty pounds.

Vermont Charter/Constitution of 1777

Chapter 1. III. That all men have a natural and unalienable right to worship ALMIGHTY GOD, according to the dictates of their own consciences and understanding, regulated by the word of GOD; and that no man ought, or of right can be compelled to attend any religious worship, or erect, or support any place of worship, or maintain any minister, contrary to the dictates of his conscience; nor can any man who professes the protestant religion, be justly deprived or abridged of any civil right, as a citizen, on account of his religious sentiment, or peculiar mode of religious worship, and that no authority can, or ought to be vested in, or assumed by, any power whatsoever, that shall, in any case, interfere with, or in any manner controul, the rights of conscience, in the free exercise of religious worship: nevertheless, every sect or denomination of people ought to observe the Sabbath, or the Lord's day, and keep up, and support, some sort of religious worship, which to them shall seem most agreeable to the revealed will of GOD

South Carolina Constitution of 1778

XII. and that no person shall be eligible to a seat in the said senate unless he be of the Protestant religion
XIII. No person shall be eligible to sit in the house of representatives unless he be of the Protestant religion

XXXVIII. That all persons and religious societies who acknowledge that there is one God, and a future state of rewards and punishments, and that God is publicly to be worshipped, shall be freely tolerated. The Christian Protestant religion shall be deemed, and is hereby constituted and declared to be, the established religion of this State. That all denominations of Christian Protestants in this State, demeaning themselves peaceably and faithfully, shall enjoy equal religious and civil privileges. To accomplish this desirable purpose without injury to the religious property of those societies of Christians which are by law already incorporated for the purpose of religious worship, and to put it fully into the power of every other society of Christian Protestants, either already formed or hereafter to be formed, to obtain the like incorporation, it is hereby constituted, appointed, and declared that the respective societies of the Church of England that are already formed in this State for the purpose of religious worship shall still continue incorporate and hold the religious property now in their possession. And that whenever fifteen or more male persons, not under twenty-one years of age, professing the Christian Protestant religion, and agreeing to unite themselves In a society for the purposes of religious worship, they shall, (on complying with the terms hereinafter mentioned,) be, and be constituted a church, and be esteemed and regarded in law as of the established religion of the State, and on a petition to the legislature shall be entitled to be incorporated and to enjoy equal privileges. That every society of Christians so formed shall give themselves a name or denomination by which they shall be called and known in law, and all that associate with them for the purposes of worship shall be esteemed as belonging to the society so called. But that previous to the establishment and incorporation of the respective societies of every denomination as aforesaid, and in order to entitle them thereto, each society so petitioning shall have agreed to and subscribed in a book the following five articles, without which no agreement fir union of men upon presence of religion shall entitle them to be incorporated and esteemed as a church of the established religion of this State:

1st. That there is one eternal God, and a future state of rewards and punishments.

2d. That God is publicly to be worshipped.

3d. That the Christian religion is the true religion

4th. That the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are of divine inspiration, and are the rule of faith and practice.

5th. That it is lawful and the duty of every man being thereunto called by those that govern, to bear witness to the truth.

And that every inhabitant of this State, when called to make an appeal to God as a witness to truth, shall be permitted to do it in that way which is most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience. And that the people of this State may forever enjoy the right of electing their own pastors or clergy, and at the same time that the State may have sufficient security for the due discharge of the pastoral office, by those who shall be admitted to be clergymen, no person shall officiate as minister of any established church who shall not have been chosen by a majority of the society to which he shall minister, or by persons appointed by the said majority, to choose and procure a minister for them; nor until the minister so chosen and appointed shall have made and subscribed to the following declaration, over and above the aforesaid five articles, viz: "That he is determined by God's grace out of the holy scriptures, to instruct the people committed to his charge, and to teach nothing as required of necessity to eternal salvation but that which he shall be persuaded may be concluded and proved from the scripture; that he will use both public and private admonitions, as well to the sick as to the whole within his cure, as need shall require and occasion shall be given, and that he will be diligent in prayers, and in reading of the same; that he will be diligent to frame and fashion his own self and his family according to the doctrine of Christ, and to make both himself and them, as much as in him lieth, wholesome examples and patterns to the flock of Christ; that he will maintain and set forwards, as much as he can, quietness, peace, and love among all people, and especially among those that are or shall be committed to lids charge. No person shall disturb or molest any religious assembly; nor shall use any reproachful, reviling, or abusive language against any church, that being the certain way of disturbing the peace, and of hindering the conversion of any to the truth, by engaging them in quarrels and animosities, to the hatred of the professors, and that profession which otherwise they might be brought to assent to. To person whatsoever shall speak anything in their religious assembly irreverently or seditiously of the government of this State. No person shall, by law, be obliged to pay towards the maintenance and support of a religious worship that he does not freely join in, or has not voluntarily engaged to support. But the churches, chapels, parsonages, globes, and all other property now belonging to any societies of the Church of England, or any other religious societies, shall remain and be secured to them forever. The poor shall be supported, and elections managed in the accustomed manner, until laws shall be provided to adjust those matters in the most equitable way.

Massachusetts Constitution of 1780

Article I. Whereas our wise and pious ancestors, so early as the year [1636], laid the foundation of Harvard College, in which university many persons of great prominence have, by the blessing of God, been initiated in those arts and sciences which qualified them for the public employments, both in church and State; and whereas the encouragement of arts and sciences, and all good literature, tends to the honor of God, the advantage of the Christian religion, and the great benefit of this and the other other United States of America, it is declared, that the president and fellows of Harvard College, in their corporate capacity, and their successors in that capacity, their officers and servants, shall have, hold, use, exercise, and enjoy all the powers, authorities, rights, liberties, privileges, immunities, and franchises which they now have, or are entitled to have, hold, use, exercise, and enjoy; and the same are hereby ratified and confirmed unto them, the said president and fellows of Harvard College, and to their successors, and to their officers and servants, respectively, forever. 

Art. III. As the happiness of a people and the good order and preservation of civil government essentially depend upon piety, religion, and morality, and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community but by the institution of the public worship of God and of the public instructions in piety, religion, and morality: Therefore, To promote their happiness and to secure the good order and preservation of their government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require, and the legislature shall, from time to time, authorize and require, the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies-politic or religious societies to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the institution of the public worship of God and for the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion, and morality in all cases where such provision shall not be made voluntarily. 

And the people of this commonwealth have also a right to, and do, invest their legislature with authority to enjoin upon all the subject an attendance upon the instructions of the public teachers aforesaid, at stated times and seasons, if there be any on whose instructions they can conscientiously and conveniently attend.
Provided, notwithstanding, That the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies-politic, or religious societies, shall at all times have the exclusive right and electing their public teachers and of contracting with them for their support and maintenance.
And all moneys paid by the subject to the support of public worship and of public teachers aforesaid shall, if he require it, be uniformly applied to the support of the public teacher or teachers of his own religious sect or denomination, provided there be any on whose instructions he attends; othewise it may be paid toward the support of the teacher or teachers of the parish or precinct in which the said moneys are raised.
And every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably and as good subjects of the commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law; and no subordination of any sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law. 

New Hampshire Constitution of 1784

VI. As morality and piety, rightly grounded on evangelical principles, will give the best and greatest security to government, and will lay in the hearts of men the strongest obligations to due subjection; and as the knowledge of these, is most likely to be propagated through a society by the institution of the public worship of the DEITY, and of public instruction in morality and religion; therefore, to promote those important purposes, the people of this state have a right to impower, and do hereby fully impower the legislature to authorize from time to time, the several towns, parishes, bodies corporate, or religious societies within this state, to make adequate provision at their own expence, for the support and maintenance of public protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality:
Provided notwithstanding, That the several towns, parishes, bodies-corporate, or religious societies, shall at all times have the exclusive right of electing their own public teachers, and of contracting with them for their support and maintenance. And no portion of any one particular religious sect or denomination, shall ever be compelled to pay towards the support of the teacher or teachers of another persuasion, sect or denomination.
And every denomination of christians demeaning themselves quietly, and as good subjects of the state, shall be equally under the protection of the law: and no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another, shall ever be established by law.
And nothing herein shall be understood to affect any former contracts made for the support of the ministry; but all such contracts shall remain, and be in the same state as if this constitution had not been made.

King James Version v. Modern Translations of the Bible

The King James Version Bible (KJV) is 400 years old, so its time to take a closer look at how it measures up to modern translations. There are several reasons to prefer the older version. However, there are also compelling reasons to prefer the newer translations. While this comparison leans more toward the KJV, its is not our intent to say that it is the sole version one should use. Since any English translation is just that, a translation (from the original Greek and Hebrew), at least 2 or more translations should be always be used.

One should note that the bible is the most reliable historic text compared to other documents such as those from Aristotle or Homer. However, it is not the purpose of this review to cover the reasons that this is true. It is. The purpose of this review is to illustrate some of the actual differences without going too far into the “KJV only” debate. The King James Version is not inspired in the way the original Greek and Hebrew were inspired. It has it limitations and its errors in the translation. Those who maintain that it is inerrant are misguided. God’s Word is inerrant, but no translation is.

The reason the KJV version is different than most modern translations such as the New International Version (NIV) and the New American Standard Version is that the KJV is based on a vast amount of historic texts that are relatively newer than the more limited number of older documents upon which the the modern versions are based. This is because the modern translation documents were not discovered until the 1800’s.

Remember that since this is the Word of God, care should be taken in its translation. The reader should examine closely how the text changes between the KJV and the modern translations especially when considering the names of the deity.

Missing text is illustrated in BOLD italics. The NIV is shown since that is the most widely of the modern translations. However, there are similar issues with others such as the New American Standard Version and the English Standard Version.

Note: Much of this document was obtained long ago from a now defunct website.

KJV Compared to the NIV with respect to the Names of Deity (See section below)

KJV Compared to the NIV (general references)
Matthew 1:25
  • And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son... (KJV)
  • But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. (NIV)
Matthew 5:44
  • But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you: (KJV)
  • But I tell you; Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. (NIV)
Matthew 6:13
  • And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. (KJV)
  • And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (NIV)
Matthew 9:13
  • ...for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (KJV)
  • ...For I have not come to call the righteous but sinners. (NIV)
Matthew 15:8
  • This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. (KJV)
  • These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. (NIV)
Matthew 16:3
  • O Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times? (KJV)
  • You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. (NIV)
Matthew 17:21
  • Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (KJV)
  • [missing in NIV]
Matthew 19:9
  • And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. (KJV)
  • I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness and marries another woman commits adultery. (NIV)
Matthew 20:16
  • So the last shall be first and the first last: for many be called but few chosen. (KJV)
  • So the last will be first, and the first will be last. (NIV)
Matthew 20:22
  • But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?... (KJV)
  • Ye don't know what you are asking, Jesus said to them. Can you drink the cup I am going to drink? (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. (KJV)
  • [missing in NIV]
Matthew 27:35
And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments amongst them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. (KJV)
When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. (NIV)
Matthew 28:2
  • ...for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. (KJV)
  • ...for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. (NIV)
Matthew 28:9
  • And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them saying, All... (KJV)
  • Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said .... (NIV)

For the sake of space, we continue now by showing only the missing phrases.

  • 1:14 Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.
  • 1:31 ... and immediately the fever left her...
  • 2:17 ... I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
  • 6:11 ... shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
  • 7:8 Ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
  • 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
  • 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
  • 9:46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
  • 9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
  • 10:21 ... come, take up the cross. and follow me.
  • 10:24 ... Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God.
  • 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
  • 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet...
  • 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray:
  • 14:68 And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
  • 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
  • 1:28 ... the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
  • 2:43 Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
  • 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan:
  • 9:54 Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
  • 9:55 But he turned and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of
  • 11:2-4 When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. as in heaven. so in earth... but deliver us from evil
  • 11:29 ... they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it but the sign of Jonas the prophet
  • 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left
  • 22:31 And the Lord said. Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you
  • 22:64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face...
  • 23:17 For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast
  • 23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek. and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
  • 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me...
  • 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven
  • 5:3-4 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water, 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
  • 6:47 He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
  • 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid...
  • 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name...
  • 10:6 ... he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do
  • 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God,
  • 24:6-8 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law. But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, Commanding his accusers to come unto thee:
  • 24:15 ... there shall be a resurrection of the dead both of the just and unjust.
  • 28:16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard:
  • 28:29 And when he had said these words. the Jews departed and had great reasoning among themselves
  • 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness...
  • 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth
  • 10:15 How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace...
  • 13:9 ... Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness...
  • 14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day. to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord. for he giveth God thanks:
  • 14:21 ... whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended. or is made weak
  • 15:29 I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians--
  • 5:7 For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.
  • 7:5 ... that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer;
  • 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth;
  • 11:24 Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you:
  • 3:1 ... who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth...
  • 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
  • 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord...
  • 3:16 Let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
  • 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood...
  • 3:6 ... the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience.
2 Thessalonians--
  • 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God.
  • 1 Timothy--
  • 1:17 ... immortal, invisible, the only wise God.
  • 4:12 ... in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
  • 6:5 ... destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
2 Timothy--
  • 1:11 I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
  • 1:12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him...
  • 1:3 ... when he had by himself purged our sins,
  • 2:7 ... thou crownedst him with glory and honour and didst set him over the works of thy hands.
  • 7:21 Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
  • 10:34 ... knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
1 Peter--
  • 4:1 Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh.
  • 4:14 ... on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
  • 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Peter--
  • 2:17 ... to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
1 John--
  • 2:7 The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
  • 25 To the only wise God our Saviour...
  • 2:13 I Know thy works, and where thou dwellest...
  • 6:1 ... one of the four beasts saying Come and see, Also in verses 3, 5 and 7.
  • 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come...
  • 12:12 Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea...
  • 16:17 there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven...
  • 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

None of the bold words are in the text of the New International Version (1978 edition). Occasional reference is made to omitted passages in its footnotes. Many of the passages which the NIV does include but are omitted by the other modern versions are given a footnote expressing doubt.

KJV Compared to the NIV with respect to Names of Deity
Matthew 6:33
  • But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness...(KJV)
  • But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness... (NIV)
Matthew 8:29
  • And behold, they cried out saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? (KJV)
  • What do you want with us, Son of God? they shouted... (NIV)
Matthew 13:36
  • Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him... (KJV)
  • Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him (NIV)
Matthew 13:51
  • Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. (KJV)
  • Have you understood all these things? Jesus asked. Yes, they replied. (NIV)
Matthew 15:30
  • And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: (KJV)
  • Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the dumb and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. (NIV)
Matthew 16:20
  • Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. (KJV)
  • Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ. (NIV)
Matthew 17:20
  • And Jesus said unto them, because of your unbelief... (KJV)
  • He replied, "Because you have so little faith... (NIV)
Matthew 18:2
  • And Jesus called a little child unto him... (KJV)
  • He called a little child (NIV)
Matthew 18:11
  • For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. (KJV)
  • [missing in the NIV]
Matthew 19:17
  • And he said unto him, Why Callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is God: (KJV)
  • "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good..." (NIV)
Matthew 21:12
  • And Jesus went into the temple of God and cast out all them that sold and bought... (KJV)
  • Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there... (NIV)
Matthew 22:30
  • For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. (KJV)
  • At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. (NIV)
Matthew 22:32
  • ...God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. (KJV)
  • ...He is not the God of the dead but of the living. (NIV)
Matthew 23:8
  • But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ... (KJV)
  • "But you are not to be called 'Rabbi', for you have only one Master..." (NIV)
Matthew 24:2
  • And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another... (KJV)
  • "Do you see all these things?" he asked. "I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another..." (NIV)
Matthew 25:13
  • Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (KJV)
  • Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. (NIV)
Matthew 28:6
  • He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (KJV)
  • He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. (NIV)

The list continues by showing only the missing names:

  • 5:13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave...
  • 6:33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.
  • 7:27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled...
  • 9:24 The father of the child cried out, and said with tears. Lord...
  • 11:10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord...
  • 11:14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee...
  • 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
  • 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living...
  • 14:45 ... and saith, Master, master, and kissed him.
  • 2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit...
  • 4:4 ... man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God...
  • 4:41 Thou art Christ the Son of God.
  • 7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way...
  • 7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation?
  • 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
  • 9:57 Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
  • 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God...
  • 13:25 Lord, Lord open to us;
  • 21:4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God...
  • 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon...
  • 23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me...
  • 4:16 JESUS saith unto her, Go, call thy husband...
  • 4:42 ... and know that this is indeed the Christ. the Saviour of the world.
  • 4:46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee...
  • 5:30 ... because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
  • 6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me...
  • 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
  • 8:20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury.
  • 8:29 ... the Father hath not left me alone...
  • 9:35 Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
  • 16:16 ... a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
  • 19:38 He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
  • Acts--
  • 2:30 ... according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne.
  • 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus...
  • 4:24 Lord, thou art God...
  • 7:30 ... there appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sina an angel of the Lord...
  • 7:32 I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
  • 7:37 A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren like unto me; him shall ye hear.
  • 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.
  • 9:5-6 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise...
  • 9:29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus...
  • 15:11 ... through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
  • 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
  • 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christand thou shalt be saved...
  • 19:4 ... that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
  • 19:10 ... so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus.
  • 20:21 ... repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 20:25 ... among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God.
  • 22:16 ... wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
  • 23:9 ... let us not fight against God.
  • 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.
  • 6:11 ... alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
  • 14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord...
  • 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision...
  • 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God...
  • 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ...
  • 16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
1 Corinthians--
  • 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you...
  • 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together...
  • 5:5 ... that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
  • 6:20 ... glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
  • 9:1 ... have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord?
  • 9:18 Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge...
  • 10:28 ... for the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.
  • 15:47 ... the second man is the Lord from heaven.
  • 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema...
  • 16:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
2 Corinthians--
  • 4:6 ... the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
  • 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus...
  • 5:18 ... hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ...
  • 10:7 ... that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
  • 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...
  • 3:17 ... the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ.
  • 4:7 ... heir of God through Christ.
  • 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing...
  • 6:17 ... I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
  • 3:9 ... God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.
  • 3:14 ... I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 5:9 For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness...
  • Philippians--
  • 4:13 I can do all things through Christ...
  • 1:2 ... peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 1:28 ... that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
  • 2:2 ... to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ.
1 Thessalonians--
  • 1:1 ... peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 2:19 ... in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
  • 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ...
  • 3:13 ... at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
2 Thessalonians--
  • 1:8 ... that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 1:12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified
  • 2:4 ... so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God...
1 Timothy--
  • 1:1 ... and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope...
  • 2:7 ... speak the truth in Christ, and lie not...
  • 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh...
  • 5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ...
  • 2 Timothy--
  • 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ...
  • 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit...
  • 1:4 ... from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
  • 6 ... every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
  • 3:1 ... the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.
  • 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God...
  • 10:30 ... I will recompence, saith the Lord...
1 Peter--
  • 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit...
  • 5:10 ... who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus...
  • 5:14 ... Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
1 John--
  • 1:7 ... the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
  • 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God...
  • 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God...
  • 5:7-8 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
  • 5:13 ... and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
  • 2 John--
  • 3 ... and from the Lord Jesus Christ...
  • 9 ... He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
  • 4 ... denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending...
  • 1:9 ... the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ... and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
  • 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last...
  • 5:14 ... the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
  • 12:17 .. and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
  • 14:5 ... they are without fault before the throne of God.
  • 16:5 ... Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be...
  • 19:1 ... glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God.
  • 20:9 ... and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
  • 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God...
  • 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes...
  • 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.