KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — 1st 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.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) — 1st 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.”
Oh my! Do you see what they did to change the Word of God? Whereas the King James Bible says believers “ARE SAVED,” the NIV changed it to “ARE BEING SAVED”! That is heresy! Dear reader, I KNOW 100% beyond any shadow of a doubt that I AM SAVED!!! The new birth is not an ongoing process, it is instantaneous! Trusting Christ happens in an instant of time, but becoming Christlike requires a lifetime. As believers, WE ARE SAVED!!! If you listen to corrupt Evangelists like Paul Washer and Ray Comfort preach, you'll discover that they don't believe a person can KNOW they are saved at the time of faith; but rather, you won't ever really know until you've lived a life of works. Do you think I am kidding? Listen to yourself to what Ray Comfort tells a woman on a plane. Ray says that “TO REPENT” means: “LIVING A LIFESTYLE that proves the reality of your repentance. That's what repentance is, it's a continual thing!” Folks, Ray Comfort is NOT a born-again Christian, he has mere religion. Do you see the grave danger of the modern Bible versions? We are not BEING SAVED, we ARE SAVED, as Christians. An unsaved person reading one of these modern PERversions might errantly conclude that the new birth is a process!
A Muslim man once rebuked me for being so arrogant, that I would dare claim that I KNOW I am going to Heaven. You see, the Muslim religion is based upon human effort; whereas Bible Christianity is solely based upon the imputed righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:9). Biblica has no right to translate the Word of God into their own wording and opinions. The 54 men who translated the King James Bible in 1611 were so honest in their work, that they used italics so that the reader (you and me) could know what words they added for clarity. The 54 King James translators DIDN'T take it upon themselves to determine what the meaning of the Bible was; but rather, they left it to you (the reader) to decide, which is what God intended. In sharp contrast, these arrogant bozo scholars today (thousands of them, just like the 450 prophets of Baal) take it upon themselves to revise the Word of God, using their own opinions and ideas, with no italics, and they ASS-U-ME what God meant. Folks, that is a very stupid thing that they have done!!! The government of Cuba had the right idea, when they rejected and sent back a shipment of 17,000 of the Devil's New International Version's (NIV) of the Bible in 2018!!! WAY TO GO CUBA!!!