New Promotion of NIV
Lately on the radio I have been picking up on a new promotion for an
old “modern” version of the Bible, the New International Version.
People who own previous editions of the NIV have a problem reading
along with each other, let alone with someone reading a real Bible
like the King James. The reason is that the NIV has been changed even
between editions. So, while it might say NIV on the outside it does
not uniformly read the same on the inside. Oh well, they are not real
Bibles anyway, just junk produced to make money.
My issue with the New International Version has remained unchanged but
along the way the amount of information I have at hand to disparage
this travesty of the Word of God continues to increase. One of my
favorite sources of reason to warn potential readers of the book has
been the lesbian Virginia Mollenkott who served on the NIV translation
committee as a word stylist. She is an active participant in the World
Council of Churches. You need to know that as the Alexandrian cult
wanted to first Grecianize Judaism and later Christianity, the WCC
seeks to paganize Christianity today. I would not want anybody who
wanted to be connected with such an organization to have anything to
do with a Bible I was depending on.
Anyway, “Miz” Mollenkott has said that the Lord Jesus Christ is
firstborn only in the sense that he was first to show us that it is
possible to live in oneness with the divine source while we are here
on this planet. That is a far cry from what the term first born means
in my Bible. But then I do not use the NIV that “Miz” Mollenkott was
such an important part of.
Anything I have to say will not affect the majority of the people
going out and buying the NIV in response to this new ad campaign,
which is based on some supposed experience by an individual. But this
does not take away from my responsibility to tell you the truth about
the book and the people who produced it.
The new campaign’s focus is the “experience” of the person doing the
talking, and I do not know if that is a legitimate testimonial or not.
And, it really does not matter. An “experience” according to all rules
of logic does not override truth. And, the truth is the NIV is not the
Word of God. It is poison for the soul.