By David J. Stewart
January 2010 | Updated July 2016

       Gideons is a group of businessmen, who since 1899 have distributed Bibles throughout hotels, motels, schools, prisons, nursing homes and other places. I respect and admire such a noble undertaking. However, Satan has infiltrated their group.

Tragically, Gideons have strayed from the purity of the Scriptures by distributing the corrupt New International Version [NIV].

The NIV is extremely dangerous. In Philippians 2:6, the NIV says Jesus is not God.

The word “begotten” has been completely removed from John 3:16, making the NIV a lie. Jesus is the only “begotten” Son of God; but Jesus is not God's only Son. John 1:12 says that every believer is an adopted son of God.

The NIV diminished the name above every other name (Philippians 2:9-10), Jesus, by corrupting the Doctrine of Christ in many places. The critical word “Godhead” has been completely removed from the NIV. Since the word “Trinity” is not in either Bible, the Word “GODHEAD” is extremely important (which teaches the triune nature of God; namely, God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit). There is ONE God (Deuteronomy 6:4); but the mystery of the Godhead (Colossians 2:2) is that God has manifested Himself to mankind in three Persons (Colossians 2:9; John 1:1-3,14; Matthew 28:19-20).

The word “sodomite” is completely gone. In fact, all of the following words have been removed from the Bible by the NIV butchers: regeneration, mercyseat, Calvary, remission, Jehovah, immutable, omnipotent, Comforter, Holy Ghost, Messiah, quickened, infallible, fornication, trucebreakers, winebibbers, carnal, slothful, unthankful, effeminate, backbiting, vanity, lasciviousness, whoredom, devils, Lucifer, damnation, brimstone, and the bottomless pit. I'm not kidding, go check for yourself! All these words in the King James Bible have been stricken from the New International Version. We ought to call it the H.I.V., because it's more deadly than the AIDS virus. 

2nd Timothy 2:15 instructs each believer to Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Well, the NIV removes the word “study” from this verse. To no surprise, Paul's admonition against “science falsely so called” in 1st Timothy 6:20 is gone too, and there are no longer any fables to avoid.  Of the 54 times “hell” is mentioned in the King James Bible, the NIV reduces it down to 14 times. The King James Bible states in 1st Timothy 3:16 that “GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH”; but the NIV waters it down to... he was revealed in a body. In Philippians 2:6 of the NIV Jesus is no longer EQUAL with God; but rather, could not grasp equality with God. The NIV is Wicked! Vile! Blasphemy!

Why would anyone use the NIV? I'm sure the Gideons are sincere in their efforts; however, we are accountable to God as Christians for the information we give to other people. If we help further lies and misrepresentations of the Scriptures, then we are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. The NIV is horrible and should be burned! The publishers were greedy and wanted to make a lot of money (and they have!). The NIV is the most popular Bible version in America today.

I plead with you to use only the trustworthy King James Bible. Shame on the Gideons for putting lies and corruption in hotels, motels and schools. Satan is smiling! Considering all of the words I just told you that the NIV removed, you have now been informed. There were homosexuals on the translating committee of the NIV. No wonder they removed the word “sodomite” from the Old Testament.

Part of being a Christian is caring. God cares (1st Peter 5:7). Jesus said in Matthew 5:18, “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” God only wrote one book. The NIV changes or removes 65,000 Scriptures as compared to the King James Bible. On Judgment Day, God will hold men accountable for even the words they speak. Matthew 12:36, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Certainly, tampering with the Bible is a deadly sin. God hates lies and false witness (Proverb 6:16-19). Greedy men and women have corrupted the Bible to make a buck. The love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10). Sadly, Gideons is distributing the filth of the NIV, furthering their corruption and rewarding their tampering with the Bible. It is evil.

Every word matters to God. This is why Jesus said in Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” If we are to live by “every word,” then we need an every word Bible. God cares and the Bible repeatedly evidences this fact. Not one jot nor tittle shall pass until all be fulfilled. We will give account on Judgment Day for the very words we speak. The Bible says that the righteous will receive a reward for giving even a cup of water in Jesus' name (Mark 9:41). And assuredly, God will punish those who corrupt His inspired Word to get rich. The Gideons are making the NIV publishers wealthier. It is evil.

Please hear the awesome, needful and eye-opening MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles (preached in 1994 at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana) titled, THE BATTLE OF THE AGES!!!

Satan tried to completely destroy the Bible over the centuries, but failed. Today, Satan is changing the meaning of words, redefining the meaning of the Scriptures (Romans 1:25). As believers we must fight against those who would dare to redefine the Bible. Romans 10:9 in the King James Bible says “the Lord Jesus Christ.” The corrupt NIV says “Jesus is Lord.” That perverts the Gospel. A sinner does not have to confess that “Jesus is Lord” to be saved; but rather, simply confess the Lord Jesus, the Christ. The NIV misleads millions of people to believe a lie.

Rat poison is only 1% poison and 99% wholesome food. The doctrine of Christ is attacked in the NIV. Every place where the King James Version says Jesus is worshipped, the word “worship” is changed to “knelt” in the NIV. Woe unto those who corrupt the Bible.

Get you a King James Bible and don't let anyone tell you otherwise... the King James Bible is God's INSPIRED and PRESERVED Word. Psalm 138:2 says that God magnifies His Word above His very name. God's name is only as good as His Word. God keeps all His promises, which is why Jesus said that none of the Law would fail. Shame on those who pervert the Scriptures! The Bible is important. Words are very important! Wake up Gideons!

John 8:32 and 36, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free ... If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

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