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Latest update: 2015.06.15

 

Welcome to you. 

 

My name is Hal Dekker.  I'm the translator of the Literal Idiomatic Translation (LIT), which is based upon the United Bible Societies v4 Eclectic Greek Text of the new covenant writings of the Bible, the books of Matthew through Revelation.  The UBS4 Greek text is one of the most widely used texts in colleges, universities and seminaries.

 

What I present at this website is the LIT, and my studies of the Greek texts of the new covenant books of the Bible.  What's unique about the LIT is that it simply quotes the ancient writers of the new testament Greek texts of the Bible.  If you may have already assumed that Bibles in general are quotes of what the ancient biblical writers wrote then you may be surprised to learn that they are not, and never have been.   Virtually all English Bibles quote only single words correctly here and there, maybe half of the time, but seldom whole sentences.  In whole they are constant theological paraphrases of what someone, or a group of people, think the ancient writers may have meant. 

 

Changed for Theological Reasons

 

I believe there are several reasons why Bible translations are not simply quotes of what Jesus' apostles wrote.  Here are my top two conclusions: 

 

1. Those responsible for the production of a Bible translation, and the translators / translation committee members, don't understand the meaning of what Jesus' apostles wrote, because God isn't teaching them.  The following verse references are about the God's prophetic promise He made during His old covenant to personally teach his sons and daughters under His coming new covenant, through the indwelling gift of His holy Spirit within them.

 

For all those who have received a new birth above in Godís promised gift of His paternal Spirit (Lev. 26:11-12; John 3:3-8; Acts 1:4; 2 Cor. 6:16-18; *1 Pet. 1:23), who are now paternal sons of God, and are now being taught by God (YHWH) Himself, see Isa. 54:13; Jer. 31:31-34; John 6:45, 14:26; 1 Cor. 1:4-8, 12:8; 2 Cor. 5:19; Gal. 1:12; Eph. 4:20-21; 1 Thes. 4:9; Heb. 8:8-12, 10:16-17; 1 John 2:27, 5:20.

 

and /or

 

2. some of the things Jesus' apostles wrote contradict in some places the translation committee's adopted theological theory or theories which have been invented at various times throughout history.  Now, subsequently, the theologians and translators behind Bible translations feel the need to twist / alter/ destroy what is said in the Greek texts to make them agree in English with their adopted theological theories.  The following verses of holy scripture refer to this corruption of the original orthodoxy which Jesus and his apostles preached and taught.

 

For a believer in his discipleship to Christ Jesus being led to being stripped of the power of the holy Spirit through false teaching, see Mat. 15:9; John 8:31-47; Rom. 1:21-22; 2 Cor. 10:5-6; 11:13-15; Eph. 5:6-12; *Col. 2:8; 2 Tim. 3:1-15, 4:3-4; Tit. 1:10-14. 

 

I believe the true reason is a combination of these two reasons, with the first reason being the predominate one.

 

Bible producers, and translators and/or translation committees, give other reasons more often.  One popular reason is the claim that a translation which simply quotes the ancient writers of the Biblical texts is not possible to make, because a "word for word" translation isn't possible, and so therefore it wouldn't be understandable.  But I know for certain that reason isn't true, since anyone who may wish to read the LIT here at this website can see that it's very understandable.  I believe it's much more understandable, because it's a word-for-word translation and not a collection of obfuscated and ambiguous paraphrases designed / word-smithed to produce allusion and inference. 

 

I've heard some "experts" say that quoting the ancient writers would sacrifice making the truth explicit.  That, I believe, is a very dangerous lie.  Quoting the ancient writers word-for-word doesn't sacrifice the Truth, but does just the opposite, it makes the Truth explicit.  And since the LIT is a word-for-word quote of exactly what Jesus' apostles wrote, it meticulously preserves all of the inflected forms of all of the parts of speech into the English language, just the way Jesus' apostles wrote them.  For now let's assume Jesus' apostles wrote the new covenant books of the Bible, since their names are on them.

 

The summation of the real issue, truth in translation, to which Biblical scholars and experts are generally not conceding, is related to items one and two above: that is, quoting Jesus and his apostles causes the reader to see and understand Jesus' orthodoxy, parts of which contradict many elements of the adopted Constantinian theological orthodoxy of a triune godhead invented in the 4th century.  Quoting Jesus and his apostles reveals an orthodoxy which is obviously quite different than the Constantinian orthodoxy propped up through the use of allusions and inferences abundantly paraphrased and word-smithed into Trinitarian-produced Bible translations. 

 

Simply quoting Jesus and his apostles, as the LIT does, produces a very clear distinction in the differences between the orthodoxy of the 4th century Constantinian Christianity which is now commonly taught, believed and practiced, and the orthodoxy of Christ Jesus which he and his apostles preached and taught in the first century, before his orthodoxy needed to be "fixed" by the omniscient Roman emperor god-man Constantine and his "scholars" and "experts"!

 

Pick a "translation" which suits you the best!

 

Here's what mortal-made Constantinian Christianity teaches and does:  If you don't like what a certain verse says in a certain translation, pick another translation which "sounds" better to you in that verse, or "amplifies" the meaning of the verse.  Who cares if its not what Jesus Christ's apostles actually wrote, or what Christ Jesus actually said, because the translator's, or translation committee's opinionated private interpretations "sound" much better!  It's assumed that the translators or translation committees know better what the apostles should have wrote, to be more in agreement with the 4th century mortal-made Constantinian triune godhead invention! 

 

If what Christ Jesus, or his apostles Peter, John, or Paul, wrote "sounds" too accosting and/or harsh, mortal-made Constantinian Christianity says it's okay to find another "translation" which says something else!  Because after all, it's not what Jesus and his apostles actually said that matters, but what omniscient Constantine and his 4th century "scholars" have imagined and invented, and how translators forge aspects of it into Bibles, right?  Isn't that what's occurred, the abandonment of the true orthodoxy of Christ Jesus and his apostles, and its replacement by a 4th century pagan three-headed god orthodoxy invented by a Roman emperor god-man, Constantine?

 

Here's what apostle Paul wrote, and meant, reproving the believers in Galatia for beginning to wander away from the true orthodoxy, the teaching of Christ Jesus  (Gal. 1:6-12): 

 

Gal. 1:6 (LIT/UBS4) I am amazed (thaumazō), because (hoti) thusly (houtōs), quickly (tacheōs) you are causing yourselves to be placed (metatithesthe) away from (apo) the one (tou) having called you aloud (kalesantos humas) in (en) [the] grace (charity) of Christ (Christou), into (eis) an evangelism (euangelion) of another kind2087 (heteron),

 

Gal. 1:7 (LIT/UBS4) of which (ho) [evangelism] there is (estin) absolutely not (ouk) another (allo)!

 

There are (eisin) some (tines), if (ei) not (mē) the ones (hoi) troubling (tarassontes) you (humas), desiring (thelontes) also (kai) to twist together (metastrepsai) the (to) evangelism (euangelion) of the (tou) Christ (Christou).

 

Gal. 1:8 (LIT/UBS4) BUT (alla), if perhaps (ean) we (hēmeis) also (kai), or (ē) a messenger (angelos) out (ex) of heaven (ouranou) may cause itself to evangelize (euangelizētai) to you (humin) [anything] beside (parí) that which (ho) we caused ourselves to evangelize (euēngelisametha) to you (humin), let him be (estō) a cursed-up one (anathema)!

 

Gal. 1:9 (LIT/UBS4) As (hōs) we said before (proeirēkamen), and (kai) at this time (arti) again (palin) I say (legō), if (ei) anyone (tis) is causing himself to evangelize (euangelizetai) to you (humas) [anything] beside (parí) that which (ho) you received alongside (parelabete) [of us], let him be (estō) a cursed-up one (anathema)!

 

Gal. 1:10 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) at this time (arti) do I persuade (peithō) mortals (anthrōpous), or (ē) the (ton) God (theon)?

 

Or (ē) do I seek (zētō) to be agreeable (areskein) to mortals (anthrōpois)?

 

If (ei) yet (eti) I am being agreeable (ēreskon) to mortals (anthrōpois), perhaps (an) I am absolutely not still causing myself to be (ouk ēmēn) a slave (doulos) of Christ (Christou)!?

 

Gal. 1:11 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) I make known (gnōrizō) to you (humin), brothers (adelphoi), the (to) evangelism (euangelion), the one (to) having been evangelized (euangelisthen) under (hupí) me (emou), that (hoti) it is absolutely not (ouk estin) down according to (kata) mortals (anthrōpon)!

 

Gal. 1:12 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) but absolutely not (oude) did I receive (egō parelabon) it (auto) alongside (para) of mortals (anthrōpou), and absolutely neither (oute) was I taught (edidachthēn) [it], BUT (alla), through (dií) a revelation (apokalupseōs) of Jesus (Iēsous) Christ (Christou)!

 

The Constantinian orthodoxy invented in the 4th century, and imposed by Constantine's generals through the use of bloody spear points, declares Christ Jesus and apostle Paul to be liars; that the orthodoxy they preached and taught was not the true orthodoxy, the Truth of God!  The imposition of the 4th century orthodoxy declares that Jesus' 1st century orthodoxy was corrupt and in error, because Jesus and his apostles didn't preach and teach a three-headed triune godhead scheme.  The omniscient Constantine and his scholars declare that their pagan triune godhead orthodoxy is the true Way, the Truth, and the Life, and absolutely not the orthodoxy which Christ Jesus and his apostles preached and taught (John 14:6)!

 

Apostle John wrote by revelation of Christ Jesus also (Rev. 1:1-2):

 

Rev. 1:1 (LIT/UBS4) A revelation (apokalupsis) of Jesus (Iēsou) Christ (Christou), which (hēn) the (ho) God (theos) gave (edōken) to him (autō) to thoroughly show (deixai) to the (tois) slaves (doulois) of him (autou) things which (ha) [are] necessary (die) to cause themselves to come to pass (genesthai) in (en) acceleration (tachei)

 

And (kai) it was signified (esēmanen), he having sent (aposteilas) [it] through (dia) the (tou) messenger (angelou) of him (autou), to the (tō) slave (doulō) of him (autou), John (Iōannē);

 

Rev. 1:2 (LIT/UBS4) who (hos) witnessed (emarturēsen) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou), and (kai) the (tēn) witness (marturian) of Jesus (Iēsou) Christ (Christou), whatever things (hosa) he saw (eiden).

 

So then, is the Word of God, the witness of Jesus Christ, in error in apostle John's writings as well?  Apparently, according to many translators and translation committees, based upon most all "translations", the God and His son Christ Jesus were wrong in many places of the true orthodoxy which Christ Jesus witnessed to his slaves, his apostles!  Trinitarian scholars and translators believe Christ Jesus' orthodoxy needed to be "fixed" in the 4th century, and likewise in all English translations. 

 

Apostle Peter wrote by revelation of Christ Jesus as well (2 Pet. 1:19-21):

 

2 Pet. 1:19 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) we hold (echomen) the (ton) prophetic (prophētikon) Word (logon) [as] an established one (bebaioteron);

 

for which (hō) you do (poieite) beautifully (kalōs) paying attention to (prosechontes) [it] as (hōs) a lamp (luchnō) shining (phainonti) in (en) an obscure (auchmērō) place (topō);

 

 [paying attention to it] until (heōs) of which (hou) day (hēmera) it may reflect through (diaugasē), and (kai) [the] light-bearing one (phōsphoros) may rise up (anateilē) in (en) the (tais) hearts (kardiais) of you (humōn);

 

The Trinitarians believe and teach that their 4th century Constantinian orthodoxy is the true "lamp" which everyone should follow.

 

2 Pet. 1:20 (LIT/UBS4) we knowing (ginōskontes) this (touto) first (prōton), that (hoti) every (pasa) prophecy (prophēteia) of a writing (graphēs) is caused to come to pass (ginetai) absolutely not (ou) over oneís own letting loose (idias epiluseōs);

 

2 Pet. 1:21 (LIT/UBS4) because (gar) absolutely not (ou) of a mortalís (anthrōpou) desire (thelēmati) was prophecy (prophēteia) brought (ēnechthē) in time past (pote)

 

BUT (alla), mortals (anthrōpoi) spoke (elalēsan) being brought (pheromenoi) under (hupo) holy (hagiou) Spirit (pneumatos) from (apo) God (theou)!

 

The imposition of the 4th century orthodoxy of Constantine declares that the almighty God must be a house divided against Himself, since the 1st century orthodoxy He told His son Christ Jesus to witness to us was, according to them, in error and needed to be "fixed" by Constantine and his omniscient scholars.  The omniscient Roman emperor god-man Constantine and his "scholars" and "experts" claim that they invented the triune godhead scheme while being brought under the influence of holy Spirit, in order to fix the 1st century orthodoxy of Christ Jesus and his apostles, who while being brought under the influence of holy Spirit got it wrong in the first place!  And people actually believe this!

 

Let's All Just Make Up Our Own Bibles!

 

Why not pull together your favorite six or seven "translations" and cut and paste out of all of them to make your own new Bible, in which all of your favorite opinionated paraphrases which have been privately interpreted by various "translators" now appear.  Then you don't have to look at all of those harsh and offensive passages of holy scripture written by Jesus' apostles, who wrote under inspiration of holy Spirit to deliberately accost our hearts and challenge us to grow up and / or change our beliefs to believe God's Truth!

 

No matter what is said by whom, the simple fact still remains: 

 

Virtually all English translation Bibles are chocked full of theologically biased paraphrases and false synonyms.  They are!  This is done to reflect the theological theory invented in the 4th century.  The LIT here at this website simply quotes Jesus' apostles, verbatim, nothing added, changed, or deleted.  To me that is honest translation. 

 

It's honest translation because it doesn't already presume that God can't or won't teach those who simply read for themselves exactly what Jesus' apostles wrote.  And it's honest translation because it doesn't presume that what Christ Jesus and his apostles preached and taught was fundamentally in error, and needed to be "fixed" by an omniscient pagan Roman god-man emperor and infallible "scholars" and "experts" coming along in the 4th century.

 

Most all, about 99+%, of English Bible translations are produced by Trinitarian theology-based organizations.   Most all Bible are literally Constantinian Bibles, because they've been fudged to reflect the Constantinian-invented 4th century orthodoxy.  They inject their 4th century theological elements into their Bibles wherever they wish, to push a triune godhead concept, patterned after all pagan religions on earth.  Their goal is to replace the orthodoxy of Jesus Christ and his apostles with what they believe it should be. 

 

Trinitarian Bible producers are not telling you they are doing this, using paraphrasing, creative "synonyming", and dozens of other subtle techniques to alter an English translation from the Greek texts, because they want the reader to believe that those "translation" alterations are what Jesus' apostles wrote!  How dishonest is that? 

 

Changed for Monetary Reasons

 

The Roman god-men emperors were notorious for desiring to build their own glory around them, i.e., Rome.  And this is what "little emperors" in modern "Christianity" do as well, build fabulous buildings around them to show how glorious is their supposed position in the body of Christ.  Big paychecks and big edifices requires big money.  Those who benefit monetarily from Bible publishing are in on it too!  Whatever a Bible needs to say to sell is okay with them.

 

Bible translations are the number one producer in the world of "book" sales revenue.  "Christian" Bible stores on any corner selling God's Word would like you to have several Bible translations on your shelf.  Selling Bibles is BIG, BIG business.  That's why Bible producers keep coming out with new "translations" every few years.  A new "translation" absolutely guarantees hundreds of millions of dollars in Bible sales revenue for them. 

 

A new translation would be challenged to be convincing if the old translation was already a quote of the ancient writers!  How could all of the alterations of so many passages in a new translation be explained?  "Oh, we're sorry, some translators who worked on the previous quote translation didn't know the the differences between various parts of speech, and they couldn't recognize the type, mood, tense, voice, case, gender, person, and number, of verbs, nor did they understand ellipsis, etc., etc., etc.  And so now we need to make a new translation!" 

 

The most common reason given to suggest the need for a new bible translation is, "New discoveries have been made since...".  That reason/excuse for a new translation can be flown over and over.  But, so what?  There is still no good reason not to quote exactly what Christ Jesus said, and what his apostles wrote.  There is no discovery which can be made which would make Christ Jesus and his apostles liars!  Those who haven't experienced God's Spirit working in their lives can't believe that statement. 

 

Most of the English Bible translations which have been produced, most of them as yet undiscovered by most all Christianity because they are not on shelves in Bible book stores, hundreds of them, can be found online through searching for them.  I believe many of them were not made to make money off of the things of God, but simply because the translators desired to know for themselves what Jesus' apostles actually wrote!  You can find a very comprehensive list of Bible translations and links to them, at The Bible Reader's Museum at this link.  I believe most of them can be viewed for free.  Unfortunately I have not yet found one which simply quotes the ancient writers.

 

Here is a list of fifty-two English Bible translations and versions which are perhaps the most popular at the time of this writing, most of which must be purchased $$$ to view them.  These are the ones the publishing companies and corporations are hyping and marketing the most to make money off of the things of God, with virtually all of those publishers being for profit companies. 

 

My guess is that most all Bible translations, either for free online or for sale in Bible book stores, are Trinitarian theology-based productions, incorporating the common practice of heavily paraphrasing to get aspects of the Trinitarian theology into those translations.

 

The LIT translation here at this website is free, and always will be, and so will be the LIT Glossary of Figures of Speech, Idioms and Colloquialisms, the LIT Analytical Greek Lexicon, and all of the LIT Study Tools which I've developed to help me side-step theologically-biased alterations of what Jesus' apostles wrote.   Jesus Christ taught his disciples and apostles, and thereby us, that we are absolutely not to sell the things of God for shameful gain (Mat. 10:8-10).  But that the knowledge of God's Word was to be given away to others freely, gratuitously, for no charge whatsoever (Luke 14:13-14; 3 John 1:5-7; Acts 8:18-20, 18:3, 20:33-35; 1 Cor. 4:12; 2 Cor. 2:17; Eph. 4:28; Tit. 1:10-11; 1 Thes. 4:9-12; 2 Thes. 3:8-12; 3 John 1:8; et al.)

 

Most all of the passages in English Bible translations which show Jesus and his apostles preaching and teaching this great Truth of giving away the knowledge of God's Word for free, no charge whatsoever, are changed to replace and /or eliminate the exact non-ambiguous wording of the apostles with ambiguous "theological" paraphrases and false synonyms!  Please see my study Modern "Christianity" - The Selling Of God's Word, in which I present many examples of this.

 

Here's an example, one of thousands, of how passages of holy scripture are changed in English translations.  Almost all English translations change this verse, 2 Cor. 2:17, using paraphrases and fake synonyms, to create ambiguity in its meaning, to cause it to say almost anything except the word "selling", which is exactly what apostle Paul wrote and meant!  Get out your concordances, as many as you have, and your analytical Geek lexicons, and look up each word in this verse, word by word, so you can see for yourself how this verse is altered in English translations, in so many ways.  The Strong's number for the verb kapēleuontes is 2585.  The noun form kapelos, means a seller, or a huckster.

 

2 Cor. 2:17 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) we are (esmen) absolutely not (ou) as (hōs) many (polloi), ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)!

 

BUT (allí), as (hōs) out (ex) of clear judgment (eilikrineias), BUT (allí), as (hōs) out (ek) of God (theou), down opposite in front (katenanti) of God (theou), in (en) Christ (Christō) we speak (laloumen)!

 

Here's how other English translations have more or less changed the meaning of what apostle Paul actually wrote in 2 Cor. 2:17, the part which I've underlined above:

 

American Standard Version (ASV) - "corrupting the word of God"

Darby's Translation (Darby) - "make a trade of the word of God"

God's Word (GW) - "selling an impure word of God"

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) - "market God's message for profit"

International Children's Bible (ICB) - "sell the word of God for a profit"

King James Version (KJV) - "corrupt the word of God"

New American Standard Bible (NASB) - "peddling the word of God"

New International Version (NIV) - "peddle the word of God for profit"

New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) - "adulterate the word of God"

New World Translation (NWT) - "peddling the word of the God"

Revised Standard Version (RSV) - "peddlers of God's word"

Wesley New Testament (WesleyNT) - "adulterate the word of God"

Weymouth New Testament (WEY) - "fraudulent hucksters of God's Message"

Young's Literal Translation (YLT) - "adulterating the word of God"

 

First of all, please notice how not one of these fourteen Bible translations would simply quote exactly what apostle Paul said, "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)!"!  They had to change it into something more or less different!  They had to re-word it as if what apostle Paul said, and how he said it, wasn't good enough for them, or God, or Jesus Christ, or whoever!  The words and works of secular writers must be quoted right down to the commas and periods.  But what Christ Jesus said, and his apostles wrote, must not rank high enough in subject matter importance!

 

ASV - replaces Paul's word "selling" with a fake synonym, "corrupting", removing altogether the idea of selling God's Word for money.  It didn't cross those translator's minds that they were corrupting what apostle Paul wrote, through changing it?

 

Darby - replaces Paul's word "selling" with the very ambiguous phrase "make a trade".

 

GW - correctly gets the idea of "selling" God's Word into its translation, but then adds the unscriptural idea that apostle Paul was talking somehow, someway, about an "impure" Word of God, a word which apostle Paul absolutely did not say, and an idea which he absolutely did not suggest.  The word "impure" is not in the Greek texts!  It's been added into the English translation.  Get ready!  This kind of alteration, of adding, or of changing, or of deleting words, is status quo.  And the translators of the GW expect and hope that the reader will believe it's what Christ's apostle actually wrote.  How dishonest is that?  Why not simply quote apostle Paul verbatim?  What's wrong with that?

 

HCSB - uses a paraphrase for a false "synonym of meaning", "market God's message for profit", which waters down Paul's meaning, when it would have been just as easy for the translators to quote Paul, "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)".  And instead of quoting Paul's use of the word "Word", the translators must change it to "message".  And additionally, it adds the unscriptural idea that apostle Paul was talking somehow, someway, about making a profit from the sale, as if implying that it's okay to sell God's Word as long as you don't make a profit.  The word profit does not appear in the Greek text.  2 Cor. 2:17 says, and many other passages in God's Word, that God's Word is not to be sold, period; whether a profit is made, or break even, or loss.   

 

In the Greek texts Jesus Christ and his apostles mention no compromising stipulations or concessions about this, with the exception of one passage.  There is a passage in which apostle Paul accepted financial assistance once when he and his companions ran out of money on one of his itineraries.  But later he, using many apologetic words, apologizes, pays them back, and describes how he was in error for doing so (2 Cor. 11:7-9, 12:13-17).  Modern Christian leadership ignores this in the Greek texts, but prefers to quote their altered English translations instead. 

 

Again, here in this "translation", why isn't exactly what apostle Paul wrote good enough for the translators and Bible producers?  Do they know better what he should have said?  If they demand the right to read into, or add additional wordage into the verse in their English translation, why not then just leave that up to the reader's own imagination, instead of duping the reader into reading and believing their additional unscriptural wordage is what apostle Paul wrote?

 

ICB - correctly gets the idea of selling God's Word into its translation, but then, like the HCSB it adds the unscriptural idea that apostle Paul was talking somehow, someway, about making a profit from the sale, as if implying that it's okay to sell God's Word as long as you don't make a profit.

 

KJV - like the ASV, it replaces Paul's word "selling" with a fake synonym, "corrupt", removing altogether the idea of selling God's Word for money.  The KJV has had the greatest success of all Bibles ever sold in blocking from readers eyes the vital Truth that God's Word is not to be sold to make money off of Christ's shed blood.

 

NASB - along with the NWT both quote in this verse what apostle Paul actually said.  "Peddling" is probably equally as good of an English translation of the verb kapēleuontes as is "selling".

 

NIV - very close, but still ignores the participle inflected form of the verb, "peddling", to replace it with an indicative from, "peddle".  And like the HCSB and the ICB, the translators felt a need to obfuscate Paul's simple statement through adding the idea of profit, loss, or breakeven.  Again, why paraphrase?  What's wrong with what apostle Paul actually said, "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)"?

 

NJB - corrupts their translation through replacing "ones selling" with "adulterate", similar to the way the ASV and the KJV abandon quoting apostle Paul, to steer the reader completely away from the idea of "selling" God's Word to the idea of corrupting it, which is absolutely not what apostle Paul wrote.

 

NWT - along with the NASB both quote, in this verse, what apostle Paul actually said.  "Peddling" is probably equally as good of an English translation of the verb kapēleuontes as is "selling".

 

RSV - comes close, but substitutes the noun  "peddlers" for the verb.   Again, why paraphrase?  What's wrong with what apostle Paul actually said, "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)"?  Substituting a noun for verb isn't translation, it's private interpretation, as are all of these errors in translation. 

 

WesleyNT - similar to the ASV, the KJV and the NJB, its translators chose to eliminate the idea of "selling" or "peddling" God's Word, replacing it with the idea of "corrupting" or "adulterating" God's Word.  Again, completely removing the scriptural idea of "selling" God's Word from the reader's eyes.  Why will they not simply quote exactly what apostle Paul actually wrote?  Are they omniscient, and do they know better what apostle Paul should have wrote and meant?  No journalist would knowingly misquote Shakespeare.  But to these translators Christ Jesus and his apostles don't rank high enough!

 

WEY - replaces the verb meaning "selling" or "peddling" with the noun phrase "fraudulent hucksters", which again is another erroneous paraphrase because it obfuscates apostle Paul's simple and clear meaning of "ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)".  Paul's simple and clear meaning excludes any kind of huckstering, whether fraudulent or not, with no exceptions.  Additionally, Paul wrote "Word (logon)", not "message".  Again, why paraphrase at all?

 

YLT - similar to the ASV, the KJV, the NJB and the WesleyNT, the translator(s) felt the need to replace the idea of "selling" or "peddling" God's Word with the unscriptural idea (in this verse) of "adulterating" God's Word.  Selling and adulterating are two entirely different ideas.  Obviously one of them is absolutely not what apostle Paul actually said.  "Adulterate" God's Word is exactly what the YLT does to 2 Cor. 2:17, and what most all of these translations do to God's Word in this verse, with the exceptions of the NASB and the NWT, which translations come the closest to simply quoting exactly what apostle Paul wrote. 

 

What? Isn't what Christ Jesus said, and what his apostles wrote, rank high enough in subject matter importance to merit simply quoting what they wrote?  What?  He and they don't deserve that much respect, which is adamantly given to secular writers?

 

All of these kinds of subtle, and not so subtle, alterations in English Bible translations, thousands of them, alterations away from what the apostles actually wrote, is how Trinitarian-based Bible translations introduce the readers to the 4th century Constantinian "Christian" orthodoxy that was invented then, to replace the true orthodoxy which Christ Jesus and his apostles preached, taught, and wrote.  History records that under Constantine a new kind of three-headed god paganism was blended with Christian monotheism at bloody spear point so the plate could be passed to both pagans and Christians simultaneously!  Constantine, a Roman emperor who considered himself to be a god, needed more money to build his glorious Roman kingdom around him. 

 

In the 4th century under Constantine is when the true orthodoxy of Christ Jesus was hijacked, altered, and then "resold" at bloody spear point.  Since the LIT simply quotes what Christ's apostle wrote, the LIT preserves for any reader to see, the true Christ-based orthodoxy which Christ Jesus and his apostles preached, taught, and wrote.  All of the passages Jesus' apostles wrote, warning about selling the knowledge of God's Word, are clearly presented, unaltered from the exact way they were written, as well as every passage.

 

In another passage, 3 John 1:8, Darby changes the verse to say "we ought to receive such", and the GW says, "we must support believers who go on trips", and the NASB says, "we ought to support such men", rather than simply "we (hēmeis) owe (opheilomen) to undertake (hupolambanein) the things (tous) of these (toioutous)", as apostle John actually wrote. 

 

The debt owed, according to the context, is the doing of good works freely for others in need, and giving the knowledge of God's Word freely, out of love (v7).  Some religious leaders really love the fudging of 3 John 1:8, because it's used to finance their "outreach" trips, and because that's another one of the verses used by them to make a paycheck from you, selling you God's Word, selling you Christ's shed blood, every Sunday when they pass the plate to you!  They're not giving you God's Word freely, as Jesus Christ commanded his disciples (Mat. 10:8-9).

 

I don't wish to fill up this opening page to the Believers Home Page website with more examples like these, which many, many more can be found on many other pages.  But I show these examples here now to make the point that this is what this website is all about.  It's about presenting the LIT, which is simply an English quote of the UBS4 Greek text, of exactly what Jesus' apostles wrote, which honest translation clearly presents the true orthodoxy of Jesus Christ and his apostles. 

 

The LIT Represents A Paradigm Shift In The Level Of Sincerity For Truth In Translation

 

In all cultures on the planet it is considered a high honor, and the highest form of flattery, to be quoted by your peers.  The purpose for quoting what anyone has said or wrote is to imply that what they said, and how they said it, is so awesome and uniquely perfect as it stands that to paraphrase it would be a grave act of disrespect and an extreme injustice to the author. 

 

It's a fact that most all leadership and scholarship in modern "Christianity" doesn't give the God, His son Christ Jesus, and God's mouthpieces and agents, the prophets and apostles, the same level of respect!  They'll read the paraphrased Bible they're holding, but they won't quote what the ancient writers actually wrote!  They'll read their paraphrased "translations", and then they'll say, "See, it's in the Bible!"  And, of course, everyone sitting in the pews being spoon-fed while reading their Bibles has no idea whether what they're reading was actually written by Jesus' apostles, or other's theological opinions paraphrased into their Bibles.

 

One's Complete Deliverance, And A New Birth Above In God's Gift Of His Paternal Seed - The Heart Of Jesus' Orthodoxy

 

Today, much of what Jesus' apostles wrote is considered heresy, such as in John 1:1, Php. 2:6, Titus 2:13, Heb, 1:1-, (and many, many more passages!) compared to modern mortal-made theological theories which have been invented over the last two thousand years.  The ancient writers claim they wrote under inspiration of holy Spirit working in and through them (2 Pet. 1:20-21), as God's agents, which implies that what they wrote, and how they wrote it, was guided by God's gift of His Spirit working in and with them.  Most all modern theologians don't believe that's true, and that's why mortal-made theological theories are "translated" into Bibles to replace much of what those writers actually wrote. 

 

Here's a small part of Jesus' orthodoxy which modern Constantinian Christianity has thrown out with the bath water, to keep their plate-fillers dumb and helpless:

 

- that we are more than conquerors now (Rom. 8:37), through being able to manifest God's Spirit in us in any of the nine ways given in 1 Cor. 12;

 

- and that God is leading us triumphantly, not defeatedly (2 Cor. 2:14);

 

- and that it is the power of the resurrected Christ in us who have believed upon his name (2 Cor. 13:3-5; Col. 1:27-29);

 

- and what is the overthrowing greatness of the work of inherent power of God in us who believe (Eph. 1:17-20; 2 Tim. 1:7);

 

- and that we can quench all of the fiery darts of the evil one (the devil or demon spirits) (Eph. 6:11-18);

 

- and that God's Spirit can and will energize in us who believe (Php. 2:13; 1 Thes. 2:13);

 

- and that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Php. 4:13);

 

- and that greater is He (the Spirit of God) in us than the (spirit of antichrist) in the world (1 John 4:4);

 

- and that anyone who has been generated out of God, anyone who has received God's gift of His holy Spirit in them and thusly has become a son of Him, conquerors the cosmos (1 John 5:3-5)!

 

Modern mortal-made theologically-based "Christianity" doesn't teach this subject matter, but asserts that God doesn't do miracles any more.  Modern "Christianity" teaches that any believers who literally believe these new covenant great and precious promises of God are heretical in their beliefs!  Most all mortal-made theologically-based translations are reworded to obfuscate and play down this subject of God's Spirit working in and through believers, as His agents, those who have believed upon the precious name of Jesus.  The subject of agency is taboo in modern "Christianity", and thereby in virtually all English translations, except the LIT, which simply quotes Jesus apostles.  Go find anyone's book on Systematic Theology written anytime, anywhere, and see if it contains anything about agency, which is a believer's sonship to his heavenly Father, and discipleship to his brother Christ Jesus.  You'll find nothing.

 

To you, in modern Christianity, hasn't something always seemed to be missing?  That's because there is, and it's the orthodoxy of Christ Jesus which Constantine attempted to replace, at bloody spear point, in the 4th century!  Most all Christianity follows Constantine's pagan three-headed orthodoxy.  And they hate, just like the devil, anyone who doesn't.  But Christ Jesus' orthodoxy is still alive and well.  It's a little harder to find because it's not based upon showbiz, glorious edifices, colorful long flowing robes, and money!

 

The LIT?  Who Would Want To Read Such A Thing?

 

While attending my father's funeral one of the attendees approached me to offer his condolences.  Previously he and his female companion were pointed out to me and I was informed that they were friends of some of my family, and they attended a church with them.  During our conversation he asked me what I do.   Since I study and translate the new testament Greek texts of the Bible daily, I told him I translate Greek biblical texts for a living, but not for money.  I told him I'm creating the world's first English translation of the new testament of the bible which simply quotes the ancient writers.  His immediate response to me was, "Who would want to read such a thing?" 

 

I was appalled at his answer, since I never expected such a question from a self-proclaimed Christian, someone who supposedly loves the God our heavenly Father with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength, but yet doesn't give a damn about exactly what did Christ Jesus and his apostles actually say.  My reply to him was, "Anyone who cares to know exactly what the God has actually said!" 

 

When I went on to inform him how I have discovered that virtually all English Bible translations are chocked full of mortal-made theological alterations from what the ancient writers actually wrote, he was in total denial that that could possibly be true!  He was afraid to peek behind the curtain.  He would rather stay blissfully ignorant than discover that much of what he believes of Christianity is made up of mostly mortal-made religious theories, which were invented subsequent to when and what the biblical writers actually wrote.  He doesn't dare take a chance on finding out how much of what he believes is actually mortal-made religious junk, beach wash. 

 

It seems like the older people get the harder it is for them to question their own beliefs, and then be willing to check and see if they may have gotten something wrong along the way (John 8:7-9).  I find this to be true especially for teachers and preachers who have spent their whole lives leading people into the knowledge and understanding of Christianity, or "Christianity", which if they dare to look a little closer, those things may not be true Christianity at all!  This indicates to me how much people really love the God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength, of how willing are they to keep on checking for opportunities to learn more, and not become omniscient along the way.

 

From my conversations with many other Christians virtually everyone's response to me is the same, an exclamatory denial that this could possibly be true.  This indicates to me how "Christianity" deliberately keeps its followers ignorant of church history, of pagan theologies believed throughout the world, and the church's own battles with and adoptions of various mortal-made theological theories invented over the last two millenniums. 

 

I don't see how anyone can claim to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, a learner, but yet be so adamant in excuse-making to stay ignorant.  True discipleship to Christ Jesus must include learning in at least the following three categories of learning:

 

1.  A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the history of both the old and new covenants, their origins and purposes;

 

2.  A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the history of the Christian church throughout the last two thousand years, especially including the knowledge of mortal-made invented theological theories, many of which have come and gone;

 

3. A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the history of the Biblical texts, those related to both the old and new covenants, and other Biblically-related texts as well.

 

All of the categories mentioned in systematic theology books of issues specific to Judeo-Christian monotheism fall into these three main categories.

 

Denominationalism - Mirrors of Constantinian "Christianity"

 

The devil has had his ministers out preaching half truths and false "sound good" doctrines since the beginning, and they have thrown up quite a house of mirrors to lead people into those "surface level plausibility" doctrines (2 Cor. 11:13-15).  Constantinian "Christianity" profoundly uses showbiz, Hollywood and Las Vegas kinds of showbiz, to draw people in in the absence of anyone doing true signs, miracles and wonders. 

 

The love in the hearts of Jesus and his apostles which allowed the God to work in and through them as His agents, has been replaced with hate residing under a thin layer of skin.  I have found that hate is most often the common by-product of all false doctrines of Christianity, which abundant evidence is the bigoted animosity which exists between so-called Christian denominations.  Denominationalized "Christians" are subtly taught through suggestion, through innuendos and insinuations, to look down upon, bigotedly, Christians of other denominations as being lesser quality Christians.  This is more or less bigoted and hateful thinking,  which is bred, and considered to be acceptable in mortal-made religion.

 

It's very easy to determine who are these "Christians", if you wish to know exactly who are your true brothers and sisters in Christ.  I have found that a way to determine if someone is believing a false doctrine about Christ is to disagree with them on a point or two.  Then, if they begin to demonstrate hate of any kind toward you, then you know their head is full of false Christian doctrine / orthodoxy, mortal-made religious stuff. 

 

True believers, whose orthodoxy is founded upon God's Word, the teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles, truth, will never hate, but only love you no matter what.  The detection of hate in someone is still the number one method a believer, or anyone, can use to determine the presence of a devilish influence in someone's heart, religious bigotry and hate, whether directly or indirectly demon spirit-related.

 

The Terminology Of The Orthodoxy Of Christ Jesus And His Apostles.

 

The ancient writers of the Biblical texts couldn't have had a triune godhead mindset, based upon the complete lack of evidence of its associated terminology in the writings of the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible.  That's why it must be fudged into "translations" through the use of paraphrasing and "creative synonyming".  This is why the LIT, which simply quotes the ancient writers, is completely devoid of any triune godhead references and associated terminology whatsoever. 

 

There is no "three in one", "triune", "incarnation", "God-man", "God the son", "co-equal", and so on, terminology used by any of the new testament or old testament writers.  Nor are there any references to triune godhead ideas.  If there was any of this kind of terminology in the Greek texts I would simply quote it into the LIT, so that I can remain pleasing in God's sight!  All of the ancient writers wrote about their own beliefs in the God and His son Christ Jesus, using the terminology they understood and which was associated with those beliefs, the terminology they were taught, which was faithfully passed down to them.  What "theological" beliefs they wrote about using that terminology, is now considered the "old orthodoxy", and heresy, since the adoption of the "new orthodoxy", the mortal-made triune godhead theological theory invented in the fourth century. 

 

In the fourth century under Constantine's rule, a Roman ruler who claimed himself to be a god, this "new orthodoxy" was imposed upon the world at bloody spear point, a little over three hundred years after about three thousand people received salvation on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem in about 30 CE (Acts 2:41).  Those believers who believed the "old orthodoxy" which Christ Jesus and his apostles taught, which "old orthodoxy" modern Christianity now considers to be heresy, received a new birth above in God's gift of His holy Spirit about three hundred years before the mortal-made triune godhead theological theory was invented!  Christ Jesus said that he had set in place the way of salvation for all mortalkind before he left the planet, through his own shed blood and death (John 17:4, 19:30)!  Apostle Paul praised the Corinthian believers for keeping the teaching and its traditional beliefs and practices he taught to them, without charge, which was the "old orthodoxy" (1 Cor. 4:17, 11:2; 2 Pet. 3:15-16)!

 

The terminology the scriptural writers used is the terminology they were taught, which as far as we know was taught by Jesus Christ and his apostles, which was initially taught to Jesus Christ himself by his heavenly Father, the one true God almighty (John 17:8).  The terminology of the "old orthodoxy" still exists in the copies of the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible, for anyone to see, but which orthodoxy and terminology the pagan emperor Constantine abandoned in the fourth century, since he considered himself to be an omniscient god, as did many Roman emperors. 

 

The Godly terms of the "old orthodoxy", and the associated theological ideas they portray, are dramatically revealed in the LIT.  Modern English Trinitarian-based translations, in effect, subordinate the one true highest God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to Constantine, through adopting Constantine's theological redefinition, the "new orthodoxy" of a three-headed God!  Who do you think is correctly presenting the truth of the God's Word about the wholeness/salvation of all mortalkind, all of God's ancient prophets, His son Christ Jesus and his apostles, or Constantine?  Virtually all Christianity today worships Constantine's invented three-headed god, which invention he patterned after all other pagan three-headed god religions.

 

If for the first three plus centuries of the history of the Christian church the "new orthodoxy" didn't exist, at least in the minds of the ancient scriptural writers, then what exactly was preached and taught as the "old orthodoxy", the foundational truth for a believer's belief and practice?  Exactly what were, or still are, the theological contents, down into minute detail, of the "old orthodoxy"?  This is the true Christianity for which I am searching, and this is what I'm discovering with the production of the LIT!  I'm discovering the Christianity taught in the first century by Christ Jesus and his apostles, discovering it word by word and line by line as I produce the LIT, through simply quoting the ancient writers of the new testament Greek texts of the Bible!

 

The ancient writers of the Greek texts of the Bible didn't use any terminology associated with any particular theological theory, especially the triune godhead theory.  And even some of the "old orthodoxy" terminology the ancient scriptural writers used has since been hijacked by denominationalism, which has redefined the meanings of many of those terms.  The ancient writers used terminology which presented and explained the Evangelism of Jesus Christ (Mark 1:1), which evangelism was spread throughout the world through the Ministry of Reconciliation, as apostle Paul refers to it (2 Cor. 5:18-19). 

 

The terminology the ancient writers used to describe their belief in Christ Jesus and his Father, the one true God almighty, has nothing in common whatsoever with the invented triune godhead-associated terminology of the 4th century, but in fact contradicts it over and over.

 

What modern triune godhead "Christianity" now calls heresy, the "old orthodoxy", apostle Paul says he was taught it from Christ Jesus himself!

 

Gal. 1:7 (LIT/UBS4) There are (eisin) some (tines), if (ei) not (mē) the ones (hoi) troubling (tarassontes) you (humas), desiring (thelontes) also (kai) to twist together (metastrepsai) the (to) evangelism (euangelion) of the (tou) Christ (Christou).

 

Gal. 1:8 (LIT/UBS4) BUT (alla), if perhaps (ean) we (hēmeis) also (kai), or (ē) a messenger (angelos) out (ex) of heaven (ouranou) may cause itself to evangelize (euangelizētai) to you (humin) [anything] beside (parí) that which (ho) we caused ourselves to evangelize (euēngelisametha) to you (humin), let him be (estō) a cursed-up one (anathema)!

 

Gal. 1:9 (LIT/UBS4) As (hōs) we said before (proeirēkamen), and (kai) at this time (arti) again (palin) I say (legō), if (ei) anyone (tis) is causing himself to evangelize (euangelizetai) to you (humas) [anything] beside (parí) that which (ho) you received alongside (parelabete) [of us], let him be (estō) a cursed-up one (anathema)!

 

Gal. 1:10 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) at this time (arti) do I persuade (peithō) mortals (anthrōpous), or (ē) the (ton) God (theon)?

 

Or (ē) do I seek (zētō) to be agreeable (areskein) to mortals (anthrōpois)?

 

If (ei) yet (eti) I am being agreeable (ēreskon) to mortals (anthrōpois), perhaps (an) I am absolutely not still causing myself to be (ouk ēmēn) a slave (doulos) of Christ (Christou)!?

 

Gal. 1:11 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) I make known (gnōrizō) to you (humin), brothers (adelphoi), the (to) evangelism (euangelion), the one (to) having been evangelized (euangelisthen) under (hupí) me (emou), that (hoti) it is absolutely not (ouk estin) down according to (kata) mortals (anthrōpon)!

 

Gal. 1:12 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) but absolutely not (oude) did I receive (egō parelabon) it (auto) alongside (para) of mortals (anthrōpou), and absolutely neither (oute) was I taught (edidachthēn) [it], BUT (alla), through (dií) a revelation (apokalupseōs) of Jesus (Iēsous) Christ (Christou)!

 

A very brief comparison is this: 

 

Christ Jesus' orthodoxy preaches, teaches, and emphasizes a new covenant-based "spiritual church", Christ's one body of believers, of which Christ Jesus himself is the one and only "head", or "pope" if you will.  The Constantinian orthodoxy maintains the old covenant-based earthly and physical "church" system, a system of earthly temples run by a Levitical-like priesthood having bishops and popes, of which Christ Jesus and his apostles never spoke or wrote.

 

Apostle Peter wrote that the one and only episcopate (Gk., episkopon) of our souls was not himself, but the ascended Christ Jesus (1 Pet. 2:21-25)!  Just because Christ has ascended doesn't mean he is no longer our one and only head of his one body, our one and only episcopate! 

 

Translators have erroneously translated this Greek word episkopos as bishop.  That's not what it meant in the first century.  It was later hijacked by religion and the English word bishop was assigned to it for translation purposes.

 

Apostle Paul wrote to us to inform us as to what is the God-designed hierarchy in the one body of Christ, which knowledge was given to him by revelation of Jesus Christ (Gal. 1:12):

 

1 Cor. 11:1 (LIT/UBS4) Cause yourselves to become (ginesthe) imitators (mimētai) of me (mou), down according to as (kathōs) I also (kagō) [cause myself to become an imitator] of Christ (Christou).

 

1 Cor. 11:2 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) I praise (epainō) you (humas), because (hoti) of all things (panta) you have caused yourselves to be in remembrance (memnēsthe) of me (mou), and (kai) you hold down (katechete) the (tas) traditions (paradoseis) down according to as (kathōs) I passed [them] along (paradoseis) to you (humin).

 

1 Cor. 11:3 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) I desire (thelō) you (humas) to have seen (eidenai) that (hoti) the (hē) head (kephalē) of every (pantos) male (andros) is (estin) the (ho) Christ (Christo).

 

But (de) [the] head (kephalē) of a female (gunaikos), [is] the (ho) male (anēr).

 

But (de) [the head] of the (tou) Christ (Christou) [is] the (ho) God (theos)!

 

See also Eph. 1:22, 4:15, 5:23; Col. 1:18, and many more, you find them.

 

This hierarchy of the true orthodoxy of Christ Jesus didn't need to be "fixed" by the omniscient god-man Constantine and his "scholars" and "experts" in the 4th century! 

 

The devil will always make sure that there is a "good" reason, or two, or hundreds, for the Truth of God's revelation to mortalkind about His son Christ Jesus and His new covenant, the "old orthodoxy", to be labeled as a heresy (Acts 24:14), like he managed to have it labeled in the first century under the Judean "church" leadership (John 8), and then have it re-labeled again in the fourth century under Constantine!  The warnings about this were given (Mat. 15:9; John 8:31-47; Rom. 1:21-22; 2 Cor. 10:5-6; 11:13-15; Eph. 5:6-12; *Col. 2:8; 2 Tim. 3:1-15, 4:3-4; Tit. 1:10-14)!

 

The LIT simply quotes Jesus' apostles, who recorded what the God and his son Christ Jesus gave them to know, and to understand, and to write, and to establish (2 Pet. 1:19-21)!

 

Hal Dekker