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the New King James Bible, 

Spirit-Filled Life, Edition  

The Spirit-Filled Life New King James Edition is a Study Bible which was previously translated in 1982. However, the preface of the original NKJB states that the texts which were used were not just from the Majority Texts but also from the twenty-sixth edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament and the United Bible Societies’ Third Edition. In the article, Jacob Prasch and The Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research/ JSSR, one reads that the Nestle/Aland version and the United Bible Societies were a continuation of the Westcott and Hort heresy. See: http://www.SeekGod.ca/ghostsociety.htm

Regarding the New King James Version ~ Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1991 :

"Commissioned in 1975 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, 130 respected Bible scholars, church leaders, and lay Christians worked for seven years to create a completely new, modern translation of Scripture, yet one that would retain the purity and stylistic beauty of the original King James. With unyielding faithfulness to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts, the translators applied the most recent research in archaeology, linguistics, and textual studies."

Update: 2007>Please note that a few people have stated the following:

"The argument against corrupted text is one that is very close to my heart. I have heard the argument that NKJV is based on Westcott and Hort or the NU as it is also called and I have seen no evidence of this.  They do list it  in the side reference, as well as being the first to include the  Majority Text readings.  While this may be distracting, it does not  label either as the "best" or the "oldest". "

Another wrote: "...if you read the introduction the NT is actually translated from the TR (like the KJV) while the footnotes indicate NA readings, as well as Byzantine readings. This way people who read this or that Bible are able to see why they're different (for differences which are caused by the underlying text  used). ..."

 

According to the Preface and information from NKJV and Thomas Nelson, Inc.:

The NKJV revisers followed the essentially literal method of translation used in the original King James Version, which the NKJV Preface calls "complete equivalence."  Regarding the Old Testament>The Masoretes  preserved the Scriptures for  five hundred years in a form known as the Masoretic Text. The Masoretes, led by the family of ben Asher continued the legacy of the earlier scribes. The ben Asher text, by the twelfth century, was the only recognized form of the Hebrew Scriptures. The 1967/1977 Stuttgart edition of the Biblia Hebraica, while also sourcing the Daniel Bomberg edition of 1524-25, were used as well as The Septuagint (Greek) Version of the Old Testament and the Latin Vulgate for the Old Testament.

The King James New Testament was based on the  Textus receptus which was first published in 1516, was also called the Received Text. "In the late nineteenth century, B. Westcott and F. Hort taught that this text had been officially edited by the fourth-century church, but a total lack of historical evidence for this event has forced a revision of the theory. It is now widely held that the Byzantine Text that largely supports the Textus Receptus has as much right as the Alexandrian or any other tradition to be weighed in determining the text of the New Testament."

Regarding contemporary translations, most have relied on a few manuscripts found in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These translations have depended on Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus which are older. The Greek translation of these manuscripts, including related papyri,  is what the Alexandrian Text are based upon. Since the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus disagree with each other in many points, some are rejecting them as a sound source.

Most new versions and and contemporary translators have followed "a Critical Text"," which depends heavily upon the Alexandrian type of text." However, many have begun to abandon the Critical Text in favor of the Majority Text. The NKJB sourced both the Critical and Majority texts and showed the variations in the footnotes. According to the publisher, "fully eighty-five percent" of the NT text is the same as the Textus Receptus, the Alexandrian and the Majority Texts.  The footnotes state the differing passages and also appear to objectively state the source of  the variations. They note the variations as coming from NU-Text, meaning from the Alexandrian or Egyptian text, sourced from the Critical Text. That was published by the United Bible Society and known as the Nestle-Aland Greek NT (26th edition). The M-Text shows variations from the Majority or traditional text.

In other words, the NKJB sourced all available manuscripts and while trying to adhere to the original meanings of the KJB, it provided variations which should be noted and evaluated based on the source of the variations. > end update

See CNP members: Ted Squires; Robert Wolgemuth; Rev. Ben HadenCharles Moore, Sam Moore

The Spirit-Filled Life® Bible ~  Jack W. Hayford, General Editor   ~ 

"CHARISMATIC—Nelson Bibles has a wide variety of Bible products with the Spirit-filled, Charismatic believer in mind. We're dedicated to providing you with the Scriptural integrity you need and the spiritual nourishment you desire."

A Personal Study Bible Unveiling All God's Fullness In All God's Word "

 New King James Version ~   

"In the decade since Dr. Jack Hayford set out to develop a Bible expressly for Spirit-filled believers, the Spirit-Filled Life® Bible has become the standard for balanced scholarship in the Pentecostal/Charismatic tradition.

"Its many unique study features, developed under the leadership of Pastor Jack Hayford, encourage practical life application of Bible truth."

You'll find all of the unique features that have made the Spirit-Filled Life® Bible so useful for Christian growth and living: Kingdom Dynamics studies highlight fifteen major themes that are chained throughout the Bible; Word Wealth provides more than 500 Greek and Hebrew word studies, shedding light on key passages; Truth-in-Action Charts help readers apply important Bible teachings to everyday life. Also included are enlightening book introductions and outlines, Spirit-Filled Life® annotations, a concordance, and full-color maps.

The statements, "expressly for Spirit Filled believers" and "Spirit-filled, Charismatic believer" suggests that unless one is a pentecostal/charismatic, one does not have the Holy Spirit, which would be a false teaching. SEE: Sins of “the father” ~ Charles F. Parham

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Jack Hayford is the hyper-charismatic pastor and founder of The Church on The Way [Foursquare] and President and Founder of The King’s Seminary in Van Nuys, California. Pat Boone [CNP] is an elder in Hayford's church, and Trinity Broadcasting Network's (TBN) heretical founders, Paul and Jan Crouch, are members. 

According to one researcher, "Evidence abounds of Hayford's hyper-charismatic, ecumenical, and occultic tendencies: (Reported in the 11/1/89 and 9/15/91, Calvary Contenders; and the 12/91, CIB Bulletin.)

(a) Hayford spoke at the 1989 Billy Graham/Lausanne II conference (with John Wimber, David Yonggi Cho, and Dick Eastman), and has appeared at other ecumenical events such as Robert Schuller "success" conferences. [Hayford also endorsed Schuller's 1996 autobiography -- Prayer: My Soul's Adventure With God.]

(b) In 10/91, Hayford visited Sydney, Australia with John Wimber (the "signs & wonders," Church Growth, Power Evangelism, Vineyard Movement founder and leader who died in 1997) to hold a "holiness conference" (a number of Catholic priests also spoke at the conference).

(c) In the 10/91 issue of Charisma magazine, Hayford relates a vision of seeing Jesus seated in heaven and then rising from the throne. Hayford states: "As the anointing caught in the folds of His garments, it began to splash out and fall over the church." Jesus then supposedly said, "I am beginning to rise now in preparation for my second coming. Those who will rise with me will share in this double portion of anointing."

(d) Hayford praised Richard Foster for his efforts in bringing together all the streams of the church. (Foster is the head of Renovaré, an international ecumenical organization that espouses the use of guided imagery and visualization as means of obtaining "personal spiritual renewal.") [BDM: Hayford >www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/hayford/general.htm]

For more on Renovaré and Richard Foster see: Renovaré & The Christian Mystic  

Charismatic Bible Ministries (CBM), now called International Charismatic Bible Ministries, (ICBM) was founded in 1986 by hyper-charismatic Oral Roberts. The original officers and trustees were: Oral Roberts* -Chairman; Ken Copeland* -Secretary; Jack Hayford* - Vice Chairman; Billy Joe Dougherty* - Treasurer; Paul Yonggi Cho—International Honorary Chairman; Executive Committee Members: Charles Green, Marilyn Hickey, Karl Strader. 

Others members included such hyper-charismatics as Richard Roberts, Kenneth Copeland, David Yonggi Cho, Charles Capps, Morris Cerullo, Paul Crouch, Kenneth Hagin, Benny Hinn, Charles and Frances Hunter, Robert Tilton, Casey Treat, John Osteen, Earl Paulk, Fred K.C. Price, Tommy Reid, Stephen Strang, and Lester Sumrall. CBM conducts leadership conferences for its charismatic coalition, many of whom espouse dominion theology tenets. CBM's slogan is "Love and Unity through Signs and Wonders." When people look to signs and wonders to produce love and unity, they will find themselves united with everything that appears miraculous regardless of the source. (Vengeance is Ours, pp. 125-127). 

See: Shepherds in Disguise.

 James 1: 16-18 

Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of His own will begat He us with His word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. 

 

Most of the Spirit-Filled Life NKJV contributors listed below are mentioned in other Seek God articles as being linked to the ecumenical movement, charismatic or approving of movements such as Renovare´- Richard Foster, etc.

Contributors: [selected] >with some Seek God article references.

               • Jamie Buckingham [Late], Tabernacle Church > See:  Charisma with Latter Rain ;  Renovaré & The Christian Mystic ; Apostles, Prophets & The International Fellowship of Christians & Jews 

• Dick Eastman, Every Home for Christ [AOG pastor] See: Part 2: EJECCT: Ecumenical Jews, Evangelicals, Charismatics &  Catholics Together ; Fuller's Evangelical 'Think Tank' > Eastman

 • Marilyn Hickey, Oral Roberts University

• Roy Hicks, Life Bible College [Foursquare Church]

• Larry Lea, Larry Lea Ministries > See: The Call, D.C. Plus ; CNP's James Robison

• Freda Lindsay, Christ for the Nations > See: EJECCT:  Ecumenical Jews, Evangelicals, Charismatics &  Catholics Together {part 1} ;

• Dick Mills [formerly with Melodyland Christian Center - Charismatic]

• Frederick Price, Crenshaw Christian Center [appears on Trinity Broadcasting Network]

• Oral Roberts, Oral Roberts University > See:  Charisma with Latter Rain; Apostles, Prophets & The International Fellowship of Christians & Jews 

• M.G. “Pat” Robertson, Christian Broadcasting Network > CNP >Robertson; Charisma with Latter Rain; Ecumenical & Global Connections; plus many more

• James Robison, James Robison Evangelistic Association See: CNP's James Robison

• Demos Shakarian, President Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship > See: Charisma with Latter Rain; Wheat and Tares: Discipling a.k.a. Shepherding Movement Connections; CNP's Robert Weiner & Maranatha

• Charles Simpson, Covenant Church > See: Charisma with Latter Rain; Wheat and Tares: Discipling a.k.a. Shepherding Movement Connections; CNP's Robert Weiner & Maranatha; Apostles, Prophets & The International Fellowship of Christians & Jews ; General Council Minutes of the "Ft. Lauderdale" Elders

• Paul G. Chappell, Dean of the School of Theology, Oral Roberts University

• Jerry Cook, Eastside Foursquare Church

• Joy Dawson, YWAM

• Guy P. Duffield, Life Bible College [Foursquare Church]

• Howard M. Ervin,  Graduate School of Theology, Oral Roberts University

• John Garlock, Christ for the Nations Institute

• Trevor L. Grizzle, Oral Roberts University

• Wayne Grudem, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School > See: Unite, Whether Biblically Obedient or Not

• Roy Edmund Hayden, Oral Roberts University

• Cheryl Lynn Hetherington, Oral Roberts University

• Charles L. Holman, Regent University

• Jerry Horner, Regent University

• K.R. “Dick” Iverson, Bible Temple > See:The Call, D.C. Plus; Apostles, Prophets & The International Fellowship of Christians & Jews

• John Louwerse, Life Bible College [Foursquare Church]

• David Mainse, Crossroads Christian Communications [Endorses Toronto Blessing] > See: Part 2: EJECCT:  Ecumenical Jews, Evangelicals,  Charismatics &  Catholics Together 

• Gary Matsdorf, Medford Foursquare Church

• Ronald Mehl, Beaverton Foursquare Church

• Sam Middlebrook, The King’s Institute, The Church on the Way [Four Square Church]

• Donald Pickerill, Life Bible College [Foursquare Church]

• Larry D. Powers, Life Bible College [Foursquare Church]

• Peter E. Prosser, Regent University > See: Wrestling With Dark Angels

• Jon Mark Ruthven, Regent University

• Bob G. Slosser, Regent University > See: Charisma with Latter Rain; Renovaré & The Christian Mystic  

• Charles W. Snow, Oral Roberts University

• Russell P. Spittler, Fuller Theological Seminary > See: Fuller & New Evangelicalism

• J. Lyle Story, Regent University

• James Caroll Tollett, Oral Roberts University

• Paul B. Watney, Oral Roberts University

• Brad H. Young, Oral Roberts University > See: The Spreading Hebrew Roots ; MJAA Inroads of The Hebrew Roots "Fringe" ; Mainstreaming The "Fringe" ;  MJAA Executives & The Hebrew Roots " Fringe" 

Note: Pastor Chuck Smith attended LIFE Bible College for four years and also attended Biola University. RE: Chuck Smith ~See: Sins of “the father” ~ Charles F. Parham; Hexagrams & Doves; More Ecumenical Comrades; etc.  

LIFE Bible College Links: [selected]

Colleges & Universities

  Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

  Azusa Pacific University

  Fuller Theological Seminary

  LIFE Bible College Homepage

  LIFE Bible College East -- Christiansburg, Virginia [Foursquare]

  Pacific Life Bible College -- Vancouver, Canada [Foursquare]

  Regent University – Vancouver, Canada [associated with Fuller Theological Seminary]

  Vanguard University-Formerly SCC [Assemblies of God]

Foursquare Resources 

  The Foursquare Homepage

  Foursquare Churches on the Net

God will not contradict His own statements. There was a deliberate plan to corrupt versions of the Bible--where some of the translators were occultists and involved in various deceptions or compromise. His Word is Truth and those who utilize newer translations are embracing the deliberate falsifying of that Truth.  His Word is not corrupt or from the occult. 

Psalm 12: 6-7 

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them [i.e. every one of them] from this generation for ever. 

Those who embrace the false teachings within the corrupt versions are being deceived into following a false gospel. The evidence of that is throughout these articles. 

1 Peter 1: 23

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 

 

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