|Problems With The New International Version
The New International Version (NIV) is one of the most popular English
translations in the world. Efforts to produce this version began in the
mid 1960's. Sadly, it is one of the most dangerous versions available today.
It is not possible to deal with all the problem passages in the New International Version in a short article. We will discuss only a few to show the dangers in this version.
The New King James Version correctly translates this passage: "Behold,
I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me." However,
the NIV translates it differently: "Surely, I was sinful at
The NIV teaches the false doctrine of original sin. This doctrine says
a person is a sinner from birth. The Bible does not teach this doctrine.
We are not born in sin. Babies and little children do not have sin. Jesus
Not only does the NIV teach the false doctrine of original sin in the
Old Testament, but it does the same in the New Testament. In many passages,
the NIV speaks of man's "sinful nature" (Romans 7:18; 8:3,4; 13:14;
Matthew 5:17 and Ephesians 2:15
The NIV has a contradiction between these two passages. In Matthew 5:17,
it has Jesus saying, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law
or the Prophets." Then in Ephesians 2:15, it has Paul saying, "by
"For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, 'The just shall live by faith' " (NKJV).
"For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: 'The just will live by faith' " (NIV).
Many denominations (man-made churches) were unable to prove by using
reliable versions of the Bible the doctrine of "salvation by faith alone,"
so they have included it in the text of some of the modern translations.
Even though the New International Version has become one of the most
popular translations being sold today, this does not mean that it is an
accurate and trustworthy version of God's Word. The wise man said: "There
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