The Net Bible EXPOSED!
By David J. Stewart
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." -King James Bible, 1st Peter 1:23
The New English Translation (NET) is straight out of the pits of Hell. It is also referred to as the NEXT Bible. As with its other modern corrupt counterparts, the NET follows the perverted Alexandrian Greek of Westcott and Hort. Contemporary believers are increasingly having difficulty in discerning which Bible is God's Word (if they are genuine believers at all), because they have been influenced by a corrupt Bible from the start. But to those of us who grew up with the precious King James Bible, it is clearly evident that Satan is using the perverted Greek manuscripts of Westcott and Hort to corrupt all modern bibles.
This matter of which Bible, is critically important because our salvation depends upon it... "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." What happens when the Word of God is corrupted, to where it no longer proclaims the truth? Can a person be born of God from a corrupted seed?
A Closer Look at the NET
John 3:16 in the New English translation incorrectly reads...
For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
As with the Godless new International Version (NIV), the NET completely REMOVES the vital word "begotten" from John 3:16. 1st John 3:1-2 state, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God..." God has MANY sons. Every believer is an adopted child of God; but Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God. To say that Jesus is God's "one and only Son" is a lie.
Furthermore, the word "begotten" clearly identifies Jesus as being deity, i.e., God incarnate. Should it be surprising that the NET also perverts Philippians 2:6 concerning Jesus Christ...
"who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped."
This is the exact same garbage that we read in the NIV. In sharp contrast, the King James Bible correctly states concerning the Lord Jesus...
"Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God." -Philippians 2:6
The King James Bible upholds the deity of Jesus Christ, i.e., the fact that Jesus is Almighty God! The NET diminishes and twists the Word of God, which Deuteronomy 4:2 warns against doing. The NET also corrupts 1st Timothy 3:16 concerning the manifestation of the Godhead in the flesh of Jesus Christ...
"He was revealed in the flesh..."
In sharp contrast, once again, the trustworthy King James Bible states...
"God was manifest in the flesh..." -1st Timothy 3:16
The vital word "Godhead" appears 3 places in the King James Bible, and is completely removed from the NET (compare Romans 1:20; Acts 17:29; Colossians 2:9). All modern corrupt translations maliciously attack the deity of Jesus Christ, subtly diminishing His eternal power and Godhead. For comparison purposes, please read Why Would Anyone Use the NIV? Not surprisingly, you'll find all the same problems with the NET Bible as with the NIV. Book publishers have become so greedy and unethical today, that they just keep publishing the same corrupt garbage, but they slap a colorful label on it and call it "new." You can purchase any so-called "new" Bible you want and you'll find the exact same corruption in all of them. I triple-dog dare you to prove me wrong.
In Isaiah 7:14, the King James Bible records the Messianic prophecy that "a virgin" would conceive and bring forth a child, i.e., the Son of God. Sacrilegiously, the NET diminishes the phrase "a virgin" to "this young woman." The reason why men pervert the Bible is found in 1st Timothy 6:10... "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." Carefully notice that they have "erred from the faith" because of their love for money. More people have turned aside from Christianity because of covetousness than any other sin. We often hear the cliché, "Crime doesn't pay," but crime does pay, or else criminals wouldn't be committing the crimes. The companies publishing all these "new" Bible translations are criminals in God's eyes. They have sold their souls to Satan in exchange for the almighty dollar.
The New English Translation (NET) horribly perverts the Words of the Living God. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes for all the money in the world. There is no greater sin a person can commit than to tamper with the Word of God. In 2nd Peter 3:16, Peter stated that some of the Apostle Paul's writings were hard to understand, but Peter was wise enough not to twist the Bible to fit his own finite understanding... "As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." We are commanded in 2nd Timothy 2:15 to "study" the Bible; not to rewrite it so uneducated people can understand it. Just like every other academic subject, learning the truths of God's Word requires time spent SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES as Jesus commanded in John 5:39.
Of course, only a genuine believer on Jesus Christ can understand the truths of God's Word (1st Corinthians 2:14-16). The King James Bible is God's preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible Word in the English language today. Love it, cherish it, defend it, and study it. All modern perversions are based on the work of Westcott and Hort, including the Jehovah's Witness', New World Translation. If you have a New English Translation, burn it, because that's what's it's 19th century authors are doing in Hell this moment.
Ye Must Be Born Again!