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NKJV: Transitional Bridge to More Corrupt Versions

Christians who have obeyed God and proven all things have avoided the 'yea hath God said?' modern 'bible versions.' Their determination to receive with meekness the true engrafted word which is able to save their souls has sorely vexed the One World Church planners. Their solution to the remnant Christian who holds fast the form of sound words in the King James Bible is the New King James [Transitional] Version.

The New King James Version New Testament is allegedly based on the same manuscripts as the King James--the Textus Receptus. However, it includes notes for every textual difference between it and the Majority and Critical Text. The NKJV's extensive footnotes suggest words and phrases that are found in the modern versions. These footnotes, which are displayed at the bottom of the pages of a book the translators falsely claim is the fifth revision of the King James 1611, serve as a bridge to the modern 'bible' versions. The NKJV preface reveals their plan to use footnotes to entice King James Bible believers into becoming textual critics:

It was the editors' conviction that the use of footnotes would encourage further inquiry by readers. They also recognized that it was easier for the average reader to delete something he or she felt was not properly a part of the text than to insert a word or phrase which had been left out by the revisers.

(Quote source: History of the King James Bible, page 1235 of the the New King James Version, copyright 1979, 1980, 1982)

 

 Copyright Law Necessitates Substantial Changes

In spite of the fact that the derivative copyright law requires that a derivative work (in this case the NKJV) must be different enough from the original (the King James Bible) to be regarded as a 'new work' or must contain a substantial amount of new material, the publisher's use of the term, "Textus Receptus" has deceived many former King James Bible Christians into accepting the NKJV.

Is it possible the New King James copyrighted 'bible' version was consistently translated from the same manuscripts the King James translators used and yet be so different from the King James Bible that it is regarded as a new work?  No. Here are a few examples of NKJV New Testament verses which contain words that follow the corrupt Greek text.

 

NIV Translators on NKJV Translation Committee

In view of the fact that half of the NKJV translation committee favored the Westcott-Hort Greek text, it makes sense that so many words in the NKJV conform to those found in false bible versions:

"Dr. Arthur Farstad, chairman of the NKJV Executive Review Committee which had the responsibility of final text approval, stated that this committee was about equally divided as to which was the better Greek New Testament text-the Textus Receptus or the Westcott-Hort. (1)

Thomas Nelson Publishers are not committed to the Traditional Text. Among other 'versions,' of what is being passed off as God's word, they published the American Standard Version, (a revision of the Westcott-Hort 1881 English Revised Version) and the Revised Standard Version. (See: Thomas Nelson Published Other Corrupt Versions.)

The New King James Version is a mixture of light and darkness:

The New King James is just a compromise between the liberal, perverted Bible versions floating around and the rock-solid, accurate and preserved words of God, the King James Bible. (2)

A little leaven in one's bible 'version' will eventually spiritually leaven the whole Christian.

Since the new Minority-Text-based versions cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which you have learned from your King James 1611 Bible, be a doer of the Word and avoid them. (See: Romans 16:17)

notes:
(1) What is Wrong With the New King James Version? by Daniel W. Daniels
(2) ibid

 

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