The NKJV Is Not God’s Word
There are several doctrines in the New King James Version of the “Bible” that are poisonous for the nonbeliever and for those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour. We will discuss some of these false doctrines in this article. Sometimes important words are removed from verses or words are changed in the NKJV to give verses completely different meanings. When words are omitted or changed, it can completely change the doctrine that God wants people to know. God’s truth is changed to a lie! Sometimes the right words are used in the verses of the New King James Version, but doubt is put into the minds and hearts of the reader about the verses being true. This is done by deceitfully saying in a footnote that the better translations use different words or omits certain words. Poisoning doctrines in various ways like this can lead the lost sinner down the path to Hell, or it can cause Christians to believe the wrong doctrine harming their faith and service to God.
We stand behind the King James Bible as being 100% accurate. It is completely reliable for those who read and speak English. It is God’s complete Word. Whenever we quote verses from the King James Bible in this article, we will identify them by the letters (KJV) at the end of the verses. If we are quoting from the New King James Version for reference of discussion, we will identify them by the letters (NKJV) at the end of the verses. We do not endorse the New King James Version as God’s Word. We believe that the New King James Version is harmful to the spiritual well-being of people. We do not recommend reading it as a Bible or as a supplement to the Bible. Please read on to see many of the poisonous doctrinal errors in the New King James Version. This way you can make an informed decision not to use the New King James Version as a Bible. Doctrinal lies in the NKJV are like the poison of a deadly serpent.
Psalms 58:3-4 “The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. 4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;” (KJV – King James Version)
Some people object by saying they were saved by reading or hearing the New King James Bible. I do not doubt that because there is enough truth there to lead a person to salvation. But, the trouble is there is also enough lies in the NKJV to lead a person to Hell. Even many of the servants of the Devil tell enough truth so that a person could get saved, if they can separate the lies from the truth. The King James Bible tells how people get saved this way. We are told how some people “preach Christ of contention, not sincerely”. Webster’s 1828 dictionary gives a good definition of contention and contend. “CONTENTION, n. L. See Contend. 1. Strife; struggle; a violent effort to obtain something, or to resist a person, claim or injury; contest; quarrel.” (1) “CONTEND, v.i. L., to stretch. Gr., See Tend, Tenet. 1. To strive, or to strive against; to struggle in opposition.” (2) Even though there are many things to harm a person in the NKJV, there is enough truth in it for some people to be saved. The NKJV is a pretend Bible that has some truth about salvation and Christ. This results in some people being saved. But, it is much better if the lost sinner and the Christian get the full truth that is not mixed with lies. The King James Bible is the full truth without lies mixed in. The full strength of the undiluted King James Bible, without lies, has resulted in more people being saved and growing to maturity than any of the perversions of the Bible, like the NKJV. Read Philippians 1:15-18 below to see how some preach “Christ of contention, not sincerely”.
Philippians 1:15-18 “Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. 18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.” (KJV)
Using the NKJV is like going to a cancer doctor who gives his patients enough medicine so that some of them get well. But, the doctor dilutes the cancer medicine so that he can make more money. Therefore, some of his critical cancer patients die because they do not get a strong enough dose of medicine. Some evil doctors purposely give their patients medicine that is poisonous to them. Just watch a few commercials about drugs that were prescribed by doctors in the past. A law firm comes on and tells you if you took a certain medicine to call them because it has been discovered that it has harmed you, or maybe you are going to die as a result of taking the prescribed medicine. Only an evil doctor would give a patient diluted medicine or harmful medicine on purpose. Some doctors even give patients placebo pills just so they can get rich. A placebo pill has no medical benefits. The NKJV is diluted with lies, and it is even harmful because it teaches false doctrines. Like a placebo, a person may think that the NKJV is helping them, but in reality, it is doing them great spiritual harm.
The doctrine of salvation has been laced with poisonous lies in the NKJV. If a person misunderstands the doctrine of salvation, they may end up in Hell instead of Heaven.
All sinners must be sanctified to enter Heaven. Salvation is impossible without sanctification! The 1828 Webster Dictionary gives a good definition of sanctification. “SANCTIFICA’TION, n. See Sanctify. 1. The act of making holy. In an evangelical sense, the act of God’s grace by which the affections of men are purified or alienated from sin and the world, and exalted to a supreme love to God. God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. 2Thess. 2. 1Peter 1. The act of consecrating or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration.” (3)
The NKJV improperly teaches the false doctrine that some people “are being sanctified”.
Hebrews 10:14 “For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” (NKJV – New King James Version)
This false salvation doctrine in the NKJV is teaching that some people “are being sanctified” over a period of time before they can be good enough to get to Heaven.
The King James Bible properly teaches that those who repent and believe on Jesus as their Saviour “are sanctified” instantly.
Hebrews 10:14 “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” (KJV)
The work that Jesus completed on the cross instantly sanctifies the individual sinner, who repents and believes on Jesus. The Holy Spirit gives eternal life to the spiritually dead sinner. Sinners are saved instantly by grace, not by a process of an individual’s works or over a period of time. The KJV tells us that the repentant, believing sinner is already sitting in Heavenly places. They do not have to wait to be sanctified as the NKJV falsely states. To say “are being sanctified” falsely teaches that the work that Jesus did at the cross was not enough to pay the full price for our sins. This causes many people to falsely think that they have to add their own good works to what Jesus did, so that they can complete their sanctification for complete salvation. The addition of the one word “being” changes the doctrine of sanctification for salvation into a lie. Beware of these poisonous doctrinal lies in the NKJV. We are sanctified for Heaven as soon as we are born again. We have a guaranteed place set apart in Heaven. Our position is secure. But, we do need to work daily on setting ourselves apart in practical sanctification. Practicing sanctification does not change our secure sanctified position in Heaven.
Ephesians 2:4-7 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: [sanctification] 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” (KJV)
The NKJV spews out poisonous salvation doctrine when it says: “are being saved.” This points to a false works salvation. Many people read verses like this and then they think that they cannot know that they are saved until they die. If these people back-slide into sin, they think that they have lost their salvation. They try to add their good works to the work of Christ to help pay for their sins. In fact, if a person asks Jesus to save them and at the same time they are putting trust in themselves to help earn salvation, this is not true salvation. This is an insult to Jesus to say that we “are being saved”. All sins past, present and future are paid for in full when a person has the blood of Jesus applied to their sin debt. The NKJV sometimes uses the proper doctrine when talking about salvation. But, contradictions like the phrase: “are being saved” misleads many people. Since most people do not read the whole Bible, they may never read the verses that teach the proper doctrine about salvation in the NKJV. When you want to kill a rat, you mix some good food with deadly poison. That is exactly the kind of mixture there is in the NKJV.
Note the poisonous salvation doctrine in the following verses from the NKJV. The verses teach that it takes a long time to be saved. By studying false verses like these, many people falsely believe that they will not know if they are saved until they die and stand in the judgment before God. But, then it will be too late if they failed to repent and believe on Jesus as their personal Saviour.
1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (NKJV)
2 Corinthians 2:15 “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” (NKJV)
The King James Bible has pure doctrine that is not mixed with poisonous salvation doctrine. It consistently says that the repentant, believers, “are saved”. We can know that we are saved now because our salvation does not depend on our efforts to achieve salvation. Jesus finished the work at the cross.
1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (KJV)
2 Corinthians 2:15 “For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:” (KJV)
Again, we see another fatal flaw in the salvation doctrine in the NKJV. In the NKJV, 1 John 5:13 says that, “you may continue to believe”. We see that words are changed in verses like the one below and words are omitted. They add their poisonous foot notes to make the reader think that they are smarter than God. Even when they use the right words, they cast doubt about their accuracy in crawling foot notes below.
1 John 5:13 “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,[d] Footnote – [NU-Text omits the rest of this verse.] and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” (NKJV)
We can know that we are saved the instant we repent and believe on Jesus. It does not depend on us holding out by a continuing belief, as the NKJV states. The King James Bible has it correct when it says that, “ye may believe”. It is a one time belief that gives us eternal life that can never be lost. The Holy Spirit seals the deal by coming to live inside the believer. You only need to be born again once. Not over and over.
1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (KJV)
The NKJV spews poison on “the way” to Heaven. It falsely says that the way to Heaven is, “difficult”. But, in fact, it is more difficult to go to Hell than it is to Heaven. God has given His Word to show us the way to Heaven and He has put signs in the heavens and all around us pointing us to salvation. People have to walk through many road blocks to go to Hell. Footnotes and word changes in the NKJV appear to be blocking the way to Heaven for many people.
Matthew 7:14 “Because[a] Footnote – [NU-Text and M-Text read How . . . !] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (NKJV)
The way to Heaven is “narrow” not “difficult. Narrow and difficult have two different meanings. A wide road can be difficult to travel if there are a bunch of poisonous snakes crawling around or mountains to climb over. The way to Heaven is narrow because there are not many ways to Heaven. There is only one way to Heaven. The only way to Heaven is by receiving Jesus as your Saviour. The way to Hell is broad because there are many sinful roads that lead to Hell. The narrow way is not difficult if you travel with Jesus. The KJV properly tells us that the way to Heaven is “narrow”.
Matthew 7:14 “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (KJV)
In Romans 4:25 of the NKJV, it falsely states that Jesus was “delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification”. Jesus was not “delivered up because of our offenses”. This implies that Jesus was forced to go to the cross to pay for the sins that we commit. But, we know that Jesus was not forced to go to the cross. He went to the cross willingly, John 10:15 (KJV). Neither was Jesus raised “because of our justification”. To say that Jesus was raised “because of our justification” would mean that since we are justified Jesus was able to be raised. Our justification did not help Jesus resurrect. In fact, His resurrection allows us to be justified. If you know Jesus as your Saviour, it is just as if you have never sinned or never will sin. Jesus justifies us. We do not justify Him. This verse in Romans 4:25 of the NKJV is twisted around like a Boa Constrictor.
Romans 4:25 “who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.” (NKJV)
Jesus went to the cross to pay “for our offences”, not “because of our offenses”. Also, Jesus was raised “for our justification”. Jesus went willingly to the cross to take the punishment for our offences, and He was raised from the dead for our justification. Since Jesus resurrected from the dead, He can be our mediator to God the Father. God the Father accepted the work that Jesus did to pay for our sins. The King James Bible has it correct.
Romans 4:25 “Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” (KJV)
Repentance is a key ingredient for a person to receive salvation. The NKJV translators have poisoned a vital verse in 2 Corinthians 7:10 about repentance. They replaced “not to be repented of” in the KJV with “not to be regretted”. It is true that you will not regret being saved when it happens. But, by replacing “repented” with “regretted” destroys a great doctrine that the King James Bible teaches about salvation. Repent means to turn from sins to salvation. Not to regret something means that you are not sorry that you did it. Note how the following verse from the NKJV has destroyed an important doctrine.
2 Corinthians 7:10 “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” (NKJV)
“Not to be repented of”, means that you cannot turn away from salvation once you really have it. Many people have an illustration about a person who they are sure was saved, but now they do not want anything to do with God. This is not proof that they lost their salvation. For one thing, you are not sure that they ever had salvation. We are blessed if we know our own heart a little bit. Men’s hearts are desperately wicked. How can we claim to know what has happened in someone else’s heart and life? Sometimes Christians back-slide into sin. They are still saved if they were saved. But, since they are God’s child, He will chasten them for their sins against Him. If God does not chasten them, it means that they were never saved. Wipe the poison off of “repented” and leave it in the verse where it is meant to be. This verse teaches that once a person is saved they are always saved. This is not a license to sin. God will spank His disobedient children. 2 Corinthians 7:10 in the KJV correctly teaches the doctrine that you cannot turn away from salvation once you truly have it.
2 Corinthians 7:10 “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” (KJV)
Jesus spoke about how important repentance is for salvation. Those who do not repent will perish in Hell. This does not mean that they will disappear. It means that they will face destructive torment forever. To regret or not to regret will not cause anyone to perish in Hell. Repentance should never be removed from any verses, as has been done in the NKJV. Note the words of Jesus in Luke 13:3 below in the KJV to see the penalty for not repenting.
Luke 13:3 “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (KJV)
Repentance in some form has been removed or changed in the following verses in the NKJV, plus many more: Matthew 21:29, 32; Matthew 27:3 and Hebrews 7:21.
Jesus as our God and Saviour is often demoted in the NKJV. Jesus is made to look less than being God.
In Daniel, the Son of God is belittled in the NKJV. Some mythical son of the gods could not have saved the three men in the fiery furnace. In a footnote, the translators of the NKJV said that a son of the gods could have saved them. This is a slander to God.
Daniel 3:25 “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” “[a] Footnote – [Or a son of the gods]” (NKJV)
The King James Bible says that the Son of God, who is God, saved the men in the fiery furnace. Recognizing the doctrine of the power and presence of the Son of God is very important. Just as the Son of God saved the men from the fiery furnace in Babylon, He can save a lost sinner from the fires of Hell. The capital “S” on “Son” in Daniel 3:25 of the KJV teaches an important doctrine. See the correct doctrine taught in the KJV verse below.
Daniel 3:25 “He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” (KJV)
The NKJV destroyed a beautiful picture and prophecy about God coming in the form of a man. Jesus was called the Lamb of God when John the Baptist saw Him. The NKJV translators only saw the lamb that Abraham sacrificed that day he went up on the mountain with Isaac.
Genesis 22:8 “And Abraham said, ‘My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.’ So the two of them went together.” (NKJV)
God did as He promised through Abraham. He provided Himself as the sacrificial Lamb at Calvary. All the Old Testament Saints were looking forward to the day when God would provide Himself as a Lamb. They did not know the name Jesus, but they did know that God would provide the Saviour for them. Jesus announced His sacrifice for them, as the Lamb of God, when He went down to Paradise to lead them from captivity. God has provided Himself as a sacrificial Lamb, as seen in Genesis 22:8 of the KJV.
Genesis 22:8 “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.” (KJV)
If Zebedee’s sons had simply kneeled before Jesus, that would have demoted Jesus to an ordinary king, in their actions. Zebedee’s sons understood that Jesus was worthy of worship because He is the Son of God. The NKJV translators seemed to try to cunningly demote Jesus every time they thought they could get away with it. Instead of the family of Zebedee worshiping Jesus, as it was properly translated in the KJV, the NKJV said that the sons of Zebedee simply kneeled before Jesus. This implied that Jesus was, at the most, a simple king instead of God in the flesh.
Matthew 20:20 “Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.” (NKJV)
Zebedee’s family properly worshiped Jesus because, as God, He is worthy of worship. The KJV always states that Jesus has the right to be worshiped because He is God in the flesh.
Matthew 20:20 “Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.” (KJV)
Again the NKJV translators leave a poisonous note in a verse probably to pull Jesus from the triune Godhead. They suggested by omitting some of the words that better manuscripts do not say that the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit are in Heaven together. Notice their poisonous footnote in the following verses.
1 John 5:7, 8 “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth:[b] Footnote – [NU-Text and M-Text omit the words from in heaven (verse 7) through on earth (verse 8). Only four or five very late manuscripts contain these words in Greek.] the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.” (NKJV)
But, the KJV properly teaches the doctrine that God is a triune God. The peach that God created, illustrates how one living thing, person, or God can be triune. The peach consists of peach flesh on the outside, a peach stone on the inside of the peach flesh, and a seed on the inside of the peach stone. There are three parts to a peach, but it is still only one peach. Each one of the parts of a peach serves a different purpose. The Godhead consists of God the Father, the Word, who took on flesh and was named Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. The KJV correctly teaches that there is one God who displays Himself as triune in three persons. Since God is God and He is a Spirit (John 4:24), He is not limited to one body like we are.
1 John 5:7-8 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” (KJV)
Man having a soul is the doctrine that shows that we are in God’s image. An animal does not have a soul. Since we have a body, soul, and spirit that makes us triune, like God is triune. In Genesis 2, the NKJV translators saw fit to eliminate the soul. This is the first time soul is mentioned in the Bible. First mention of anything, such as a man having a soul, in the Bible establishes an important doctrine. We think the NKJV translators have put their souls at great risk by adding to and taking away from the Scriptures. Beware of these serpents who poison God’s Word.
Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” (NKJV)
Man was given dominion over the animals because he is a living soul. God breathed life into the first man, Adam, but the animals were just created with life. If a man did not have a soul, the grave would be the end of life.
Some false religions, such as the False Jehovah Witnesses, will tell you that man is not triune, but the good old King James Bible defies their lies.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (KJV)
Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (KJV)
It is improper doctrine to teach that born again believers are slaves of God. No wonder many people are depressed. If they read the NKJV, there is no comfort, if you think that you are a slave. A slave has no choice about serving his master. But, a servant can serve his master because he chooses to. If we are slaves of God, no doubt, after a short time in Heaven, we will rebel like the Jews did in Egypt. Slaves are held captive against their will. Romans 6:22 of the NKJV improperly teaches the false doctrine that Christians are “slaves of God”.
Romans 6:22 “But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.” (NKJV)
As servants of God, the Holy Spirit produces fruit through us. We willingly serve God because He has made us sons and not slaves. As sons, we will have everlasting life with our Heavenly Father. The KJV properly teaches that we are “servants of God” in Romans 6:22.
Romans 6:22 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.” (KJV)
How can you be a slave and free at the same time? That is a contradiction by definition. The NKJV translators seem to think that it is possible to be a slave and free at the same time. That is what they said in 1 Corinthians 7:21, 22. Jesus Christ did not come to enslave us. He came to set us free from sin so that we would willingly serve Him.
1Corinthinas 7:21, 22 “Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it. 22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave.” (NKJV)
The King James Bible just makes more sense doctrinally than the NKJV does. As servants to God, we serve Him with our free will.
1 Corinthians 7:21-22 “Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.” (KJV)
The NKJV states over and over that born again believers are slaves to God. Since we are slaves, in John according to the NKJV translators, they tripped in their own poison. They said that “a slave does not abide in the house forever.” If you connect the poisonous verses together, it means that we will not get to stay in our Heavenly mansion forever. We guess they think that God will kick us out. But somehow they also think a son can stay forever. The reader is not quite sure who the son is that will abide forever since the NKJV translators said that we are slaves of Christ in other verses. It appears they drank some of their own poison. But, hold on, is the son us or is it Jesus? The NKJV translators exchanged the capital “S” on “Son” for a lower case “s”. This makes the reader think that the “son” is simply a believing servant, or slave, of God. But, now, after comparing it to the King James Bible, we realize that it is the Son of God who abides forever on the throne in Heaven. Yes, He will come to Earth and rule, but He will also continue to have a throne in Heaven. Notice how the NKJV translators have lowered The Son of God to a simple son in John 8:35.
John 8:35 “And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever.” (NKJV)
Those who read the KJV will see that Jesus became a servant even though He is the Son of God. After He did His work on Earth as a servant, Jesus, the Son of God went back to Heaven. Now Heaven is His mailing address. The NKJV demoted Jesus to a little son. That caused contradictions in this verse.
John 8:35 “And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.” (KJV)
The NKJV translators do not want you thinking about the Devil, Satan, too much. Therefore, they changed “bewitched” to “astonished” in Acts 8. The people may have been amazed at the sorcery of Simon. But, you can be sure that their admiration led them into witchcraft. Witchcraft is the worship of Satan. They believed that Simon had the power of God. Since God is worthy of worship, there is no doubt that it went beyond astonishment. The whole city appears to have fallen into the evil practice of witchcraft. Notice the wrong word “astonished” in the NKJV in Acts 8:9-11.
Acts 8:9-11 “But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, 10 to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, ‘This man is the great power of God.’ 11 And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceries for a long time.” (NKJV)
The Devil is the arch enemy of God. He is thrilled to capture whole cities with the trap of witchcraft. Since we find so many lies in the NKJV, the wise reader will realize that it is just another trap set for the foolish. The Devil is the father of lies. If the NKJV was God’s Bible, there would not be one lie or contradiction in it. People are being bewitched today, just as they were in Samaria. The KJV used the proper word “bewitched” in Acts 8:9-11. It even makes more sense in the context.
Acts 8:9-11 “But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. 11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.” (KJV)
Many people are falling for the delusion of the NKJV and other perversions of the Bible. Sadly, many of the people will miss vital doctrines that they need to receive salvation. During the prophesied seven-year Tribulation, those who make a final decision to worship Satan instead of God will receive the Mark of the Beast. The NKJV says that this mark will be on their right hand or on their foreheads. If that was the case, you could easily remove it. Have you ever gone to a place where they put a stamp on your hand to enter? You were able to wipe it off later. Even if it was a stain on your hand, you could scrub it off or pull your skin off to remove it. Again, the NKJV translators missed the mark of God’s Word by saying that the Mark of the Beast will be on instead of in. Notice “on” in the following NKJV corrupted verse below.
Revelation 13:16 “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,” (NKJV)
Revelation 14:9 “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,” (NKJV)
Considering that this Mark of the Beast will be used to regulate trade, it is more likely to be something like the radio-frequency identification (RFID) that is currently being used in animals and some people. It can be made to store all trade transactions. In the future, they may even have a fail safe built into it so that it cannot be removed without killing the person that it is inserted into. But, that will not even be necessary because those who accept the Mark of the Beast will have no desire to be saved. Miracles performed by the Beast and False Prophet will overwhelm sinners with strong delusion because they love the pleasures of sin. They will be trapped forever until they are cast into Hell and then the Lake of Fire. Satan’s cohorts will encourage them to enjoy the pleasures of sin. Their destiny will be sealed forever once they take the Mark of the Beast. They will reject Jesus Christ for the last time. If you are a true born again Christian now, you will not be here on Earth when the Mark of the Beast is used to buy and sell. The False Prophet is the one who initiates the Mark of the Beast for buying and selling during the seven-year Tribulation. The Mark of the Beast will be in the hand or in the forehead of those who accept it. The KJV has properly stated the doctrine about the Mark of the Beast.
Revelation 13:16 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:” (KJV)
Revelation 14:9 “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,” (KJV)
God wanted the children of Israel to be holy. Because Israel fell into sin and went after false gods so many times, God gave them commandments to help them to be holy. One of these commands, in Leviticus 19, told them not to cut their flesh or print marks on themselves. They were to represent God by being holy before the heathen nations. Just as God is against the children of Israel cutting and marking them selves, He is against them receiving the Mark of the Beast in their right hand or in their forehead, during the seven-year Tribulation.
Leviticus 19:1-4 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. 3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. 4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.” (KJV)
Leviticus 19:28 “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.” (KJV)
Many people have cut their bodies in various ways. As you see, the man did in the picture above. Rings and other metal objects have been inserted into his face leading to a hideous appearance. Also, many people are marking their bodies with tattoos all over. The man in the picture also has grotesque tattoos on his face. Humanism has led many people to worship themselves. They are spiritually dead. During the Tribulation period, these types of people will quickly receive the Mark of the Beast because they love the pleasures of sin. But, we must not forget that God created us for His pleasure. The commandment not to cut or mark the human body still applies today. Even though this commandment was given to the children of Israel, it also applies to Gentiles who want to serve God. Christians should never allow their bodies to be marred with cuttings and tattoo markings. Our body is the temple of God. We are to represent Heaven as presentable ambassadors. Those who know Jesus as their Saviour will not take the Mark of the Beast. They will choose to be holy and serve God.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (KJV)
Some verses in the NKJV have the doctrine of salvation and other doctrines correct, but there are many verses in the NKJV that do not have correct doctrine. This is very confusing to someone trying to understand God’s doctrine of salvation and other doctrines. Half of a truth is not good enough in a Bible. Half of a truth is a whole lie. No Christian should be satisfied with a “Bible” that has lies and contradictions in it. We just touched on a few the many errors of the NKJV. Deadly poison seeps from every page of the New King James Version of the Bible. It is time for you to throw down the poisonous New King James Version and pick up the pure King James Bible!
If you do not know for sure that you will go to Heaven when you die, simply repent of your sins and believe on Jesus as your Saviour. Call on Jesus, in a sinner’s prayer, and ask Him to save you. If you accept Jesus as your Saviour, please let us know! Please let us know if we can help you to understand more about how to be saved!
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