Do You Have an Antichrist Bible?
To determine what kind of Bible you have, we must first understand what it means to test the spirits.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
- 1 John 4:1-3 (KJV)
Okay, so a Bible that denies Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is from the antichrist.
Check 1 Timothy 3:16 in your Bible.
My KJV says:
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
- 1 Timothy 3:16 (KJV)
But the NIV says:
Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
- 1 Timothy 3:16 (NIV, KJV)
Not quite the same is it? I mean, even I "appear" in the flesh. Nothing special about that.
Some Bibles also leave out Acts 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.
- Acts 8:37 (KJV)
Now why would that be missing? It's such a powerful verse.
What does your Bible say?
To learn more about the King James Bible and other differences, click here.