One of my favorite statements made by our Lord in the Holy Bible is our text verse from John 5:39... “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES”!!! As I pondered this important phrase from the Lord, I realized that in order to “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES,” you must first have the Holy Scriptures. Jesus didn't tell us to “SEARCH THE VERSIONS”; but rather, He commanded us to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!!!
May I say, if you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have a Bible. It is very sad that many pastors and preachers today lack spiritual discernment (Hebrews 5:14). Many of them love the praise of men more than the praise of God (John 12:42-43). Any born-again Christian who loves Jesus can plainly discern that the modern Bible versions have a serious problem with them, deliberately removing the Godhead, attacking Christ's deity and diminishing the Lord's preeminence. The new counterfeit Bible versions remove the word “begotten” from John 3:16; thus attacking the Lord's deity (that He is almighty God).
The big question is: Why would Bible translators diminish Christ's deity, preeminence and the Godhead? The answer is blatantly provided by the New International Version (NIV) translators themselves. In the introduction to the NIV, and on their website at Biblica.com, the NIV's publishers plainly admit that they invited several dozen religious denominations when they were making their translation. They asked for input from all the different religious groups, admitting that their goal was to produce a Bible version that lacked “sectarian bias.” In other words, they wanted a wishy-washy Bible version that made everyone happy. The result is apostasy!