Why the New Living Translation is Straight from Hell Pt. 3
Reason 3: The NLT Denies the Trinity!
By Trey Parker
“Who is a LIAR but he that DENIETH that JESUS is the CHRIST? He is ANTICHRIST, that DENIETH the FATHER AND the SON.”
1 John 2:22 KJV
Before I get into this part of the article, I want to remind you of the words of John 8:44, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” I want to remember this TRUTH about the DEVIL (who is a liar) as you read this part of the article.
Every Christian, no matter what denomination they are: Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Protestant, Charismatic, or even Catholic believes in the concept of a Trinity. In fact, the Trinity is a key, fundamental doctrine that sets Christianity apart from other religions. The Trinity separates us from Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Muslims, and all the world’s other religions. It is a key concept and doctrine of our faith. Knowing this fact, what if I told you that YOUR Bible (for the sake of this article, let’s assume it’s the NLT) DENIED this very important and fundamental doctrine of our faith. How would you respond? How would you react? What would you say? What would you do, if I told you that? I would hope that you would take your NLT, put it in the fireplace, light a match, and burn it. If you have it on your phone, I would hope that you would delete it and erase it from your phone’s storage. That’s what I hope you would do. But maybe there’s some of you reading this article who would be okay with the denial of the Trinity, and you would still keep reading it out of your own stubbornness and spiritual blindness. Well, maybe we might just find out what you would do.
In the Word of God, 1 John 5:7 reads:
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
–1 John 5:7 KJV
The Word of God is crystal clear when it comes down to the Trinity. There are THREE that bear RECORD (witness) in Heaven. These three are the FATHER, the WORD (Jesus Christ), and the HOLY GHOST, and these THREE ARE ONE. It’s crystal clear. These THREE ARE ONE. That’s the Trinity. Let’s see what the NLT says:
“7 So we have these three witnesses.”
–1 John 5:7 NLT
Having three witnesses is NOT the same thing as three are one, or three in one. The NLT fails to list who these three witnesses are nor does it say that they are THREE IN ONE. Therefore, the NLT clearly DENIES the doctrine of the TRINITY, a core doctrine of our faith. Maybe your saying to yourself, “I wish the author would just shut up. The NLT is saying the same thing as the KJV, it just makes it easier to understand. Who knows what the phrase “bear record” means anyway? Pontificating King James Onlyists. Pontificating Baptists.” I want to remind you that the Trinity is not a matter of opinion, it is a biblical fact. It sets us apart from every other religion. To help further illustrate my point, I’ll share with you a brief story:
I was witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness for the first time. I asked him if he believed in a Trinity. Of course he said no. I asked him if he believed that the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost existed, but that he just didn’t believe that they were three in one. He said yes. He said that he believed that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost existed, but that they were not three in one. There is no Trinity.
Now, we also recognize that the Jehovah’s Witnesses read out of something called the New World Translation (NWT), which is based off of the same corrupted Greek text (1881 Westcott-Hort New Testament and Nestle/Alland Greek New Testament) that went into the New Living Translation (NLT). But wait! I thought we were Christians! I thought we DID believe in a Trinity, that we DO believe that Jesus and the Father are one, that we DO believe that the Father, the Word, and the Word are THREE IN ONE. WHY THEN ARE YOU OKAY WITH A BIBLE THAT BELIEVES AND SAYS THE SAME THINGS THAT THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BELIEVE AND SAY?!?!
HERE IS A FACT: THE ONLY REASON YOU BELIEVE IN A TRINITY IS BECAUSE OF 1 JOHN 5:7 IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE. NO OTHER MODERN BIBLE LISTS THE PERSONS OF THE TRINITY NOR DO THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE THREE IN ONE. ALL THE MODERN VERSIONS DENY THE TRINITY!! WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE JUST THREE WITNESSES! WE BELIEVE THAT THE THREE THAT BEAR RECORD IN HEAVEN ARE THREE IN ONE, ETERNALLY CO-EXISTING BEFORE TIME AND CREATION!! WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR BELIEFS? WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR DOCTRINE? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OUTCRY OF SPIRIT-FILLED BELIEVERS AGAINST THESE FALSE AND CORRUPT BIBLE VERSIONS THAT DENY THE TRINITY? WHY ARE YOU NUMB, O SLEEPER, TO THE ATTACK ON THE WORD OF GOD?! WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THE KING JAMES’ ARCHAIC LANGUAGE IS INFERIOR TO THE SEEMINGLY SMOOTH ENGLISH OF A MODERN VERSION?! ARISE, O SLEEPER, AWAKE OUT OF THY SLUMBER, AND RETURN TO THE LORD!! THE WORD OF GOD IS TRUE! IT’S RIGHT! IT’S PERFECT! RETURN TO THE WORD OF GOD, O CHRISTIAN, RETURN UNTO HIS WORD. “EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE: HE IS A SHIELD UNTO THEM THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM.” (PROV. 30:5 KJV) HOW CAN YOU PUT YOUR TRUST IN SOMETHING THAT IS FALSE?! BE NOT DECEIVED! THE NLT IS LYING TO YOU!!! “WHO IS A LIAR BUT HE THAT DENIETH THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST? HE IS ANTICHRIST THAT DENIETH THE FATHER AND THE SON.” (1 JOHN 2:22 KJV)