Which Bible Do you follow?

Why is the Bible called the Holy Bible?

Christians believe their bible is holy because it was written by men under the direction and influence of the “Holy Spirit”.

“Just as God is perfect, so are His words perfect” (Psalm 19:7).

“Just as God is righteous and pure, so is His Word righteous and pure” (Psalm 19:8).

Christians believe their God literally breathed the words of Scripture into the writers of each of the books through supernatural means. The “divine” Writer is holy; therefore, what He writes is holy.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16).

Christians also believe their bible is the only book written by God Himself, the only book that has the power to set men free (John 8:32), to change their lives and make them wise (Psalm 19:7), to sanctify them and make them holy (John 17:17).

Christians believe their bible is the only book that gives life, comfort, and hope (Psalm 119:50), and it is the only book that will endure until the end of time (Matthew 5:18).

The Christian Myth

The bible itself is taken from the myth of many pagan gods as well as the gods and mythology of Egypt and the Mediterranean.

There is irrefutable, concrete evidence that the character of Jesus in the bible and the bible itself is taken from the myth of many pagan gods as well as the gods and mythology of Egypt and the Mediterranean. If you research gods like Mithra, Krishna, and just the idea of the “sun God/ son of God” you will be fascinated by how much was copied. They all share the same exact story of the savior, messiah, etc which was turned into the bible Jesus.

However, these stories were written thousands of years before the bible. Mediterranean cultures in the ancient world shared standard ideas about gods and their powers and place in the universe and Christianity and the bible simply adopted those ideas and applied them to Jesus as is seen in the bible.

Heaven, hell, prophecy, demon possession, sacrifice, initiation by baptism, communion with God through a holy meal, the Holy Spirit, monotheism, immortality of the soul, and many other  ideas of the bible all belonged to earlier, older Pagan faiths. They were simply part of ancient Mediterranean culture. Along with miracle working sons of god, born of a mortal woman, they were common elements of pre-Christian Pagan religion. Research Mithras, Dionysus, Attis, Osiris, Krishna, Orpheus.

Mithra who came before Jesus is described as ‘the Way,’ ‘the Truth,’ ‘the Light,’ ‘the Life,’ ‘the Word,’ ‘the Son of God,’ ‘the Good Shepherd.’ The idea of Jesus was taken from this.  The Bible is not the inerrant word of God but a compilation of writings by men at this time.

Mithras is often represented as carrying a lamb on his shoulders, just as Jesus is. The virgin mother, was easily merged with the virgin mother Mary. Petra, the sacred rock of Mithraism, became Peter, the foundation of the Christian Church.

The books that are in the Bible today were cherry picked. The book of Thomas and the book of the Gnostics were left out of the Bible on purpose by Constantine. They did not conform to the narrow interpretation of scripture that he wanted his subjects to follow. Because they tell us of a very different Jesus – one who had brothers and a wife and children.

The apocrypha, a selection of books which were published in the original 1611 King James Bible were positioned between the Old and New Testament (it also contained maps and geneologies). The apocrypha was a part of the KJV for 274 years until being removed in 1885 A.D. A portion of these books were called deuterocanonical books by some entities, such as the Catholic church.

The 14 books of the APOCRYPHA were removed from the original KJV bible in 1885: leaving 66 books. It tells in 2 Esdras 13:40-45, how the Northern tribes sailed to Arsareth a.k.a. South, and Central Americas. Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. 

So you see the books of the bible we know today were chosen as a form of control by the leaders of that time.

What makes Christians think their religious text is the one that is right when there are thousands of other religious texts?

The Christian Myth

“Just as God is perfect, so are His words perfect” (Psalm 19:7).

None of the following Christian bibles are the same. Do you know which one of these following bibles is the one with the “perfect” word of God?

English language translations of the Bible
5th–11th centuryWessex GospelsHatton gospelsOld English HexateuchOld English Bible translations
Middle EnglishWycliffeMiddle English Bible translations
16th–17th centuryTyndaleCoverdaleMatthewGreat BibleTavernerGenevaBishops’Douay–RheimsKing James (KJV)
18th–19th centuryChallonerWebster’sYoung’s Literal (YLT)Revised (RV)Living OraclesDarbyEmphatic DiaglottJoseph SmithQuakerJulia E. Smith Parker Translation
20th centuryAmerican Standard (ASV)Rotherham’s EmphasizedFerrar FentonWorrell New TestamentKnoxBasic English (BBE)Revised Standard (RSV)AnchorNew World (NWT)Modern Language (MLB)New English (NEB)The Bible in Living EnglishNew American Standard (NASB)Good News (GNB)Jerusalem (JB)New American (NAV)LivingNew International (NIV)New CenturyBethelNew King James (NKJV)New Jerusalem (NJB)Green’s Literal Translation (GLT)RecoveryChristian CommunityNew Revised Standard (NRSV)Revised English (REB)Contemporary English (CEV)The Message (MSG)Clear Word (TCW)New Life (NLV)21st Century King James (KJ21)Third Millennium (TMB)New International Reader’s (NIrV)New International Inclusive LanguageGod’s WordNew Living (NLT)Heinz Cassirer’s translationComplete Jewish BibleInternational Standard (ISV)Holman Christian Standard (HCSB)New American Bible (NAB)
21st centuryWorld English (WEB)World MessianicEnglish Standard (ESV)Today’s New International (TNIV)New English (NET)New English Translation of the SeptuagintOrthodox Study BibleThe VoiceCommon English (CEB)Apostolic Bible PolyglotOpen English (OEB)Eastern OrthodoxNew American Bible Revised EditionLexham EnglishThe Orthodox JewishOriginal Aramaic Bible in Plain EnglishDivine Name King JamesNames of GodTree of Life BibleModern English (MEV)Shem QadoshChristian Standard Bible (CSB)
Additional listsList of English Bible translationsOld English (pre-1066)Middle English (1066–1500)Early Modern English (1500–1800)Modern Christian (1800–)Modern Jewish (1853–)Miscellaneous