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Catholic Bible vs. King James Bible

There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the Holy Bible that both Roman Catholic s and Protestants use, because of the varied versions that have been printed and distributed throughout the world today. It may be because of the never ending dispute between Catholics and Protestants on what should be and shouldn’t be included in the Christian Bible that lights the continuity of the said argument.

The Catholic Bible is actually the generic term for the Christian Bible. By nature, it includes the so-called Old and New Testaments. It includes the 5th century Latin Vulgate, which is primarily St. Jerome’s work.

Conversely, the King James Bible version is just one of the many versions of the Holy Book circulated throughout. Some of the other versions made or edited by Roman Catholics include: The Latin Vulgate itself, the Douay-Rheims Version, The Jerusalem Bible and the New American Bible, amongst many others.

At the dawn of the 17th century, the making of the King James Bible version was initiated by the English King James the First. It was said to have been completed around 1611. The King James Version (KJV) is regarded as one of the first English translations of the Catholic Bible, with the Great Bible and the Bishops Bible as its first two English predecessors. The KJV was translated or written with the use of the most original manuscripts in Hebrew and Greek. The problem with the translating process at that time was that the translators were mostly pure Englishmen, with limited knowledge of Hebrew. There were also a small number of texts to which their new version had to be based, including the Greek Textus Receptus for the New Testament and the Hebrew Masoteric for the Old Testament. Their translation also included the Apocrypha, although newer versions of such do not include the said books. Moreover, the scholars who were tasked by the king to do the translation asked for little or no help from anyone in translating the Catholic Bible. The result is a book that contained lots of errors. No wonder there has been many revised versions of this English Bible, named the New King James Version.

Overall, no matter what Bible version you are reading, more or less the message remains the same. Even if the phrasing and wordings are somewhat altered, almost all Bible versions, including the KJV, tells of the same message about God. All in all:

1. The Catholic Bible is a more generic term for the Holy Bible.

2. The KJV is just one of the many other versions of the Holy Bible.


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  1. 1. The Catholic Bible is a more generic term for the Holy Bible.
    2. The KJV is just one of the many other versions of the Holy Bible.

    In my view this is the best possible way to increase the confusion.

    • i think so too..^^ lol

      • King James was not English!!!! In May 1601, King James VI of Scotland attended the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland at St Columba’s Church in Burntisland, Fife, at which proposals were put forward for a new translation of the Bible into English. It is not a problem that the bible was translated by 47 English speaking scholars as its very purpose was not to make a bad translation good, but a good translation better, and says that “we do not deny, nay we affirm and avow, that the very meanest translation of the Bible in English, set forth by men of our profession … containeth the word of God, nay, is the word of God” in English!!

        • Its all a plagerism and lie.
          all can be traced back to mesopotamia, summeria.
          same shit, names changed, stories ellaborated and twisted.
          egypt twisted it after mesopotamia.
          then all the kingdoms plagerised since.
          The only way and answer tom live life towards what we call the creator or creation, is…
          in a single word- PURE.
          as pure as pure water.
          after all it is the best conductor of energy.
          all the other crap, back to the abyss with it.
          matter,air,fire,water.
          life emerged from a chemical composition in a combination of the elements of the periodic table.
          the route is the left and right handed amino-acids, simple proteins.
          hence RNA and DNA. we are from the left handed-DNA or otherwise known as LNA.
          the molecules orbit in counter clockwise, so do some of our planets around our star.
          relative? yes, exactly.

          • Stop trying to sound smart. Your so obviously trying to say “evolution” is where we came from and not God. Using big and confusing words must make you feel somewhat special aye… i could use big words also but i like people to understand what i say.

          • TO CLEAR THINGS UP EVERYONE WHO COMES ON THIS PAGE: Every single one of us seems to be some how similar or varied on this topic, and why because we weren’t alive when this took place. I’m not going to take sides on either one for the people who are looking for a difference on how they work. I believe learning is something we should all be able to learn and understand so we can better help ourselves.
            I was raised as a catholic attending their private school, and then I got saved though a Baptist, who are exactly like Christians but they were around before the catholic religion they weren’t a spin off like Christians. Do the history :)
            Catholic Church and Bible- First off the obvious the catholic bible has more books. Some phrases are worded differently but generally have the same meaning. The other books that the KJV bible doesn’t have, have different disciplines added to the lessons. As for the church, I’m not sure about other catholic churches but the one I attended most of people who attend don’t read there bible, (please Catholics don’t be offended if you do, but I know the majority of you don’t unless you take the bible class.) The whole ordeal with Mary, and the saints. Let make one thing clear I grew up as one, they aren’t that is (are not) worshiping them like cow idol, or at least that’s not the intention, they believe that they (Mary and Saints) should be honored and that they help you grow closer to God. The church is traditional and strict on rules and policies.
            Baptist/Christians church and bible- Less books, people tend to read there bible more because it is used during services. They go through most all sections of the bible. They tend to connect bible verses together that have similar meaning. They aren’t as strict, but (I’m not sure about yours) but mine is VERY supportive on your growth in Christ(or walk as they call it). I’m new to this so my facts aren’t the best. I’ll have to update as I grow.

            BUT PEOPLE: This isn’t about religion I would just like to point that out. This is about growing with god and going home to heaven. For those of you who are confused and searching for an answer or answers, I understand me to. Just a bit of advice though, find a church that fits what you think is JUST. To me that was a place were the people actually cared about you. When you went there for the first time you didn’t feel awkward because everyone welcomed you. You felt like it was home. When you didn’t come to church they would call you or visit your home to make sure you were okay. They were willing to do anything to help you get to heaven and help you understand your bible, and that folks is were I go to church. thank you god for that blessing. And like Jesus who said “Come as you are.” I don’t care what you are, I just want to see you in heaven with me ;)
            Lastly for all those saying the bible is just some fairy-tale story, I am saddened for you, because you are the one who is blind even the Jesus says Joh_3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. GOOD LUCK EVEYONE

          • You’re an idiot!!! You make absolutely no sense. Certainly all you have is a bunch of unsubstantiated oral fecal spew. I suppose your RNA and DNA is nothing more than a whacked out code Republican National Association and Democratic National Alliance. Or perhaps its your chemical compound for creating the drugs you’re on. Let’s just say the best part of you ran down your momma’s leg after your daddy retracted.

          • @ Brian and @ Chuck:
            Please explain me what energy IS?

          • You’re kidding right? Ok. You believe yourself. But where did these molecules come from? Got an answer for that? All right. Where did that come from? Something can’t come from nothing. They just don’t ‘pop’ up one day and make everything you see in this world and beyond. Me, I believe God created it all.
            “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
            I’m confident of it.
            But don’t down me just yet. Wait until the world ends and then we can see who was right. I think that’s fair.

        • @Brian:

          Are you aware that astronomy proves Creation? Go to Jason Lisle’s account on YouTube, he is an astronomer who has a three-part lecture on this specific topic there.

          @Chuck

          Remember what the Lord Jesus said: bless and pray for those who insult and spitefully abuse you. Do not curse them.

          @RD

          It is actually the Second Commandment, which forbids the making of and praying to images, that was taken out and then the Tenth Commandment was split into two.

    • Yeah..that final remark confused me even more confused..:(

    • this article is a joke. it is painfully obvious that whoever wrote it holds an extreme bias towards england, Protestants and the King James Bible.
      catholics are taught to highly distrust the King James and it would seem this article reflects that type of unthinking distrust.
      when a priest or pastor says something its up to those that spend their time listening to him to check them out.
      priests and pastors can be idiots like the rest of us.
      dont believe propaganda that any system puts out, do some reaserch and compare the two as well as taking a serious look into the political and social events of history that may have influenced each…..before forming a conclusion.
      the person that wrote this is way way off the mark.

    • The author wrote about diffrence between Holy Bible and Catholic bible but in what he wrote i did not see the diffrence he points out.If diffrent in translation ,he surpose to give us examples from so call holy bible and Catholic bible to back is words.

    • KJV was the completed and wholed truth translation.

    • The current KJV bible contains only 66 books, while the Catholic bibles contain 73. This is a SIGNIFICANT difference which the writer appears to have overlooked.

      As part of the Protestant Reformation, 7 books were eliminated supposedly because these 7 books (deemed “apocryphal”) were removed in the Jewish Council of Jamnia in 90 AD (which has never been fully verified): Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, 1 & 2 Maccabees, Esther 10:4-16-16:24 and Daniel 3:24-90 and 13:1-14:42

      “Coincidentally,” by deleting these books and sections, several Catholic teachings (including the existence of Purgatory / state of purgation) were negated by the Protestants.

      Interestingly, the original KJV (not the one we see used today) had 80 books.

      • You can still find some KJVs with the Apocrypha, but its hard. It is much easier, however, to find the KJV Apocrypha on its own. You can get it in a thin red hardcover on amazon for like $12 and they usually have a copy at Barnes and Noble brick and mortar stores. Also, if you buy Sir Lancelot Brenton’s LXX Septuagint, it includes the Greek of the Septuagint with his translation into English, where his translation of the Apocrypha is simply the KJV Apocrypha except for in the books only accepted by Greek Orthodox (3rd and 4th Macabees, Psalm 151) which he had to translate himself since the KJV didn’t include them.

  2. Actually, the KJV translators had EXTENSIVE Hebrew knowledge. Many of them had studied it since they were children. To say that the KJV has weaknesses due to lack of translator knowledge of the original languages is a very uneducated statement.

  3. So is there a difference between the Catholic Bible vs. the NKJV Holy Bible? I just want to get on the right path to learning about God and his bible.

    • Suzanne,
      Despite almost everything I’ve ever heard or read, the King James Version (not the new) has really stood the test of time and really does follow the Hebrew and Greek translations, better than most other versions that I’ve seen.

      Sadly where most of the confusion seems to come in is when most people say, “it’s too hard to understand, so I go to other translations instead”, but IF YOU PRAY FOR GUIDANCE “BEFORE” you start reading, and ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR ‘CLARITY AND UNDERSTANDING’ with what you’re about to read from the Word, He Will open your understanding in ways that you can not imagine.

      I truly believe that there are books added to the Catholic Bible that would lead to much confusion, if you don’t weigh them by what the Lord has called us to do. In the mean while, you can do a comparsion for yourself, but ALWAYS PRAY FIRST for guidance, then let the HOLY SPIRIT SHOW you where the spirit of ‘error’ comes in so that you will know later on what to stay away from (the Hebrew texts are an excellent bench mark here, find a Messianic Rabbi who’d be willing to walk you through the scriptures and you’ll get even more ‘clarity’ as well).

      Hope I was able to help you in some small way.

      P.S. Wayne H you’re absolutely correct, pat they were most likely left out because of the ‘confusion’ that they may have caused the reader. Cory, if you believe in Jesus Christ (Yeshua Hamashiach in Hebrew), then ask the Holy Spirit to ‘lead you’ where to start first, in order to help you and your girl friend. bob, you’re right but we must continue to pray for EVERYONE to come to the love and knowledge of God and Jesus Christ. Saul, God/Jesus Christ ARE NOT A DENOMINATION this started with true God following, Christ saving ‘Judasim’ “first”. cory, jk ‘paganism’ because they don’t adhere to ALL of the doctrines listed in the Bible (still searching for verses about venerating Mary, using prayer beads, etc.). Thanks NoeaH and Chris. To one and ALL, whatever you do do ALL to the Glory of God, and seek the help and leading of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for clearer understanding of ‘their’ Word (John 14:21 & 23). Take care and God bless.

  4. Think this is a Catholic based website. If you look at the history of the Catholic religion, it is based on paganism, so of course this site will say that the KJV is not all inspired by God and even based on Catholicism, which is a cult.

    • I’m a catholic high schooler and I have studied church history and all the many things the church as done since the last supper onward. I’m curious to why you believe the Catholic Church is a cult!

      • @cj, likewise I’m curious as to why you have the impression that Catholicism is based on paganism.

        • Just pick up an authorised KJ version and the new versions and compare and i can assure you that if you know english( even if just a little) the bibles are very different.unless ofcourse English has lost meaning or the dictionary definitions are wrong.And from the much i know about satan(the most subtil of God’s creatures) these alterations are not by mistake…
          Read the KJV and if you can, read the Bible in its original tongues.The new versions are corrupt don’t be lazy

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/DaveC6th#p/c/0/T0a9_rG_ZlE

          The above video link discusses the many pagan practices in Roman Catholicism.

  5. I am not a catholic but i think statements like that just generate hate in which certainly was not Jesus teachings so maybe you should read a bit more of you bible of choice and see Gods love to all his people and a little less about which churches are right and wrong. Very few protestant churches actually follow only the bible and gospel exactly anyway and so consider your own ways before you consider other peoples

    • @ Andrew: I couldn’t agree more.

    • I do beleive the Catholic religion is the most true way to God. A lot of the comments I see here are hateful and from uneducated people. I have done research on other Christian religions by pastors and people belonging to those religions. Many of them are entangled in misconceptions of the Catholic church. If you want answers, look to history books and question experts of the religion you are in disagreement with. My quest was for the most ancient, who changed what, and who had the most resonable answers. To me it was the Catholic Church. But like the post above me, instead of people finding common ground people use hate to defend their points. Catholics and all other denominations of it should be ashamed of that. Love, understanding, forgivenes, compassion, and being moral is what the Bible teaches. Those of you who disagree with hate need to repent and become knowlegable before making hurtful accusations. With much love to all Christians, Saul.

      • There are many heresy’s in the catholic religion for instance the bible says call no man father! The bible never says that bread and wine blessed by a man would actually turn in to the body and blood of christ and we never see John the Baptist baptizing any babies only born again Believers in Christ are to be structurally baptized no where does it say that a man of God is suppose to wear a dress or turn his collar around backwards and the bible says that mary had more children after Jesus so she is not still a virgin and it is not the suffering of Christ that saves us it is his BLOOD! and we can’t work our way to heaven or do any penance because we are saved by grace! No religion is the way to heaven Christ is the way to heaven

        • (and we can’t work our way to heaven or do any penance because we are saved by grace!)

          Jesus said. what you do unto the least of my brothers you do unto me. now heaven is all pure all holy so doesnt it make sense that we must make up for our sins to enter into heaven whether it be through helping of the poor or asking god for forgiveness and truely being sorry? now catholics believe purgatory is a place between heaven and earth from when we are cleansed this makes sense becasue heaven is all holy and be must then be cleasned before our entry. if it was either just straight to heaven or hell we would all go to hell because everyone sins, and there is no sin or impurities in heaven.

          • so basically you dont read the bible because it clearly states that Jesus cleansing us is our only way into heaven

            Isaiah 64:6
            But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

            sorry dude but with all your actions you will never ever get ‘clean’ only Gods amazing sacrifice will save you as the bible says

          • by the way that doesnt mean actions arent required they are something a christian should do but not for salvation they should do it because they love the Jesus for the great thing he has done in there life

            1 John 4:19
            We love him, because he first loved us

            John 14:6s
            Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

            Matthew 7:21-23
            Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

        • There are many heresy’s in the catholic religion for instance the bible says call no man father! The bible never says that bread and wine blessed by a man would actually turn in to the body and blood of christ
          ANSWER: When Jesus said do this in memory of me. Means?

          Never see John the Baptist baptizing any babies
          ANSWER; The baptism wasn’t originated from John and wasn’t something new. Learn the history of baptism. And also learn about kids circumcision and many more. Expand your brain.

          Only born again Believers (narrowed mechanical believers) in Christ are to be structurally baptized.

          No where does it say that a man of God is suppose to wear a dress or turn his collar around backwards
          ANSWER; Premature points. Like nowhere its written in a bible to use jumbo jet. Will God judge our dresses? or priests dresses?

          The bible says that mary had more children after Jesus so she is not still a virgin.
          ANSWER; The word “brothers”, was known as desposyni,[1] from the Greek δεσπόσυνοι, plural of δεσπόσυνος, meaning “of or belonging to the master or lord”.

          And it is not the suffering of Christ that saves us it is his BLOOD! and we can’t work our way to heaven or do any penance because we are saved by grace! No religion is the way to heaven Christ is the way to heaven
          ANSWER:Jesus was in a group of religion too. He preached in a his church-church of God. It wasn’t vague like that. Church of God not any church. The devil is dividing us.

  6. there is a very good book that you all should raed
    it is called catholicism against itself, it might
    open aq lot of eyes nbut only if you want to the
    truth.

    • What is it about and to what side is it biased for example baptist atheist etc

    • I’m a strong catholic with a atrong protestant girlfriend I would like to read this book. How indepth does it go and what topics does it cover, also how many pages is it?

  7. the king james bible was writen by man i saw the bible and there are gids words changed in places and in other places removed. the reue and only unchanged bible is the latin ulgate. which the vatican hass the origional. the king hames is not the true wird of god because it was inspired by man where the true bible was inspired by god. as was the apostles creed was inspited by the holey ghost to all the 12 apostles. the neicen creed that replaced the apostles creed is false. and indecates reincarination. which there is no such thing. i am roman catholic and i am 69 years old i dont expect most people to remember the true church which has allso changed.. i deem the king james bible as part false in places and gods own words missing in other places. and i fear that vatican two will cause the only true church to become luke warm and fall away like the other of the seven churches did. see

    http://www.drbo.org/chapter/73001.htm

  8. God created this universe and others that might exist and we don’t know of. He created all the stars and planets. He created the Earth and when the earth was ready to support life, life came to the earth. He put the spirit in the man when he was ready to receive it, and at that point, the man became a creature different from the other animals, aware of who he was and of the existence of God. And the man created religion; lots of them.
    I am a Catholic man and I tell you that religion is a human creation; God exists before any religion was created. I go to church not looking for God, because I can find Him anywhere. I go to church looking for the man; who is hungry that I can feed, who needs clothes that I can dress, who needs shelter, who needs to be educated, who needs to be healed.
    I am a Catholic not because it is the best religion, but because it makes me a better man.
    The role of the Catholic religion in the world is colossal. It feeds millions of hungry people, it educates millions more, through it’s hospitals it heals millions of sick and wounded, it brings harmony into conflicts between people and countries and much more.
    It is not a perfect religion, because it’s members are humans and no human is perfect. But most of the people in it are good and well intentioned, which pushes the religion forward and makes this world a better place to live.
    In resume, forget about what bible is better. Love the others, do good and and be at peace with God.

    • So true how many forget all the good the Catholic Church does and has done!

    • Prove god created the plants and universe,you can’t because religon is based on faith and science is based on fact.

      • Wrong. Science assumes everything and conducts all experiments based off the assumptions. Scientists don’t follow the model we learned in school. Widely accepted theories are also accepted by the masses as fact. Is the Earth still flat? Read about carbon dating, the theory behind it and how they ignored real data they measured assuming it was false because they think the Earth should be millions of years old. Look into creationism and new advances in DNA and atoms. Scientists have found that they can no longer deny our creation but refuse to say God. They call it intelligent design. Look it up!

    • False. Science has proven that two massive forms of matter crashed towards each other creating the big bang. ( Theoretically). But, you do present a good point and I am a sort-of believer in God. So, I would support you madame.

    • I like your post best.

  9. The Catholic Bible has up to 79 books, including up to 13 books depending on version, which are not considered by all to be a part of the canon of inspired scripture.

    The KJV has just the 66 books of the recognized canon of scripture.

    • Why would a bible leave books out?

      • It’s not a matter of leaving books out of the KJV, rather that the Catholic has the extra 13 books added.

        • When were they “added” by Catholics? – protestants are stupid about history. The original KJV had the same books as the Catholics, then they slowly removed it to conform to the version Martin Luther and his followers were promoting. The Lutheran original also removed the books of Hebrews and Revelation because Luther didn’t like them.

          The Catholics didn’t add anything, Protestants removed books then they say they got it all and Catholics added. How ignorant. Just look at the Catholics and Orthodox – the Ethiopian Orthodox have more than 80 books in their Bible, but ignorant Protestants don’t even know these churches exist.

          • I agree Michael. Catholics did not add– Protestants did kick out some books.

          • Thats correct, the protest-ants TOOK away from the bible, instead of ADDing to it. Which was ungodly and forbiden. The kjv is worthless and full of error. St. Jerome was the true untellectual un languge. He was fluent in aramaic and hebrew. So was polycarp and ignatiius. Both recogognized by facts in history to be tuaght by the last true apostles from christ himself the true church fathers. Which btw, the protetest-ants hijacked their writtings and made them their own.fruads luther all the way up to joel “the mega church” olestien ! Ive spoken to so called baps presbytes etc…all cant stand mary ,christs own mother. Ask yourselves, woud you have x with the vessel of jesus ? If you would than your sick in the head. Joseph did not either ! Ever ! Kjv is just absurd retaliation.

          • Catholics also took out 3rd and 4th Ezra which the Greek Orthodox accept and which were/are found in the Septuagint LXX translation of the Old Testament. As a result, these two books are found neither in Catholic Bibles nor in the KJV with Apocrypha. But they can be found in Sir Lacelot Brenton’s translation of the Septuagint, and in the “NRSV with Apocrypha” but not in “NRSV Catholic Edition.”

    • Catholic Bible has Not 79 books but 73 in all (OT & NT). For 15 centuries all Christians accepted that. Then came Lutherans, Anglicans and others, and who are these, each instituting his own church from the 16th century onwards and presenting their own version of the Bible. Better to follow what has been there from the beginning. Catholics are the largest religious group (over 1.2 billion) in the world and all the Protestants put together do not exceed 400 million. Also, mind you, if you are not a believer in Catholicism and a practising catholic you will not be able to understand why Catholics believe or do certain things the way they do them. So you should not be quick to judge or much less to condemn others.

  10. As an evangelical pastor and missionary who has spoken and served the Lord in other languages for most of my life, i’m always amazed by the silliness that surrounds debates on Bible translations, and especially of those who view the KJV as the definitive English version. Use your brains, people! The ONLY “perfect” versions of God’s Word are those which have been compared for mistakes, evaluated for agreement, and double-checked for authenticity from the more than 5000 fragments and complete manuscripts in existence today… many of which were undiscovered when the KJV was translated. And these are ALL written in koine Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, the languages the prophets, psalmists, and apostles spoke. So the ONLY 100% correct scriptures are the ancient ones. Every other version is an attempt to translate those ancient words into our own language… a very difficult task when dealing with ancient languages, peoples and world-views. The KJV was translated several hundred years ago by humans who spoke the English of that day- who had never lived in the Middle East and knew nothing of the worldview of Israelites. Complete literal translations (word for word copies of what is written in ancient Hebrew, or even Greek) would be unintelligible for Anglophones but probably not for Arabophones, so translators restructure scripture so that it makes sense in our own language. Dynamic translations attempt to translate the words AND the thoughts in ways that are easier for us to understand…. try translating “white as snow” into a saharan African language, or “shepherds and sheep” into an Iraian Jayan language where neither exists.

    Those who dedicate their entire lives (Wycliff and SIL etc) to translating scripture from Greek and Hebrew into the language of the people to whom God has called them translate DIERCTLY from the inspired Hebrew and Greek scriptures! They explain what the scripture is communicating to native **** speakers, and then ask THEM how to say that succinctly and grammatically in their language. And that translation is every bit as inspired today as the KJV was 400 years ago when people actually spoke Shakespearian English on a daily basis.

    So, let’s get rid of our superstitions and use our God-given brains, people!!!! Those who say that the KJV is the only correct/accurate english translation are either ignorant, superstitious or intellectually dishonest. When one tries to confront Muslims with the lies/errors that are visible in the English or French or *** translation of the Quran, they cop out by saying that the Quran can only be 100% correct in Arabic (God’s language), which means that you would have to be a doctor in classical arabic before you’d be allowed to comment on what it’s actually saying.

    God’s word is alive and sharper than any double-bladed sword… and unless you’ve got a doctorate in ancient Hebrew, koine Greek, and Mediterranean anthropology, you’ll just have to trust all the God-impassioned translators who are attempting to carry all the rich content of God’s Word over into our languages, cultures, and world-views. Amen.

    Here’s a really interesting version to check out: The Complete Jewish Bible.

    • Could you please be kind enough and point out what lies/errors you are referring to in Quran that is translated in English or French? Thanks.

  11. Thank U greatly Bruce for your comment as lead by the Holy Ghost the power behind the letter that gives understanding to the SIMPLE.Those who desperately seek for God could find him even beneath the bell of the FISH in the Ocean.
    Most found ourselves in the individual section or segment of religion we are but most know the TRUTH to set us free from mere religion.I need HIM always .Let us get God and not mere letters.Stay bless.
    Paul

  12. God so sat out one fondation for his church , to teach and to help your brother at all time. Not to set turmoil amongest our self , as to who has the better teachings , we all need to be in touch with GOD for we are all seeking the answer and want to be saved keep simple.

  13. To whom it may concern,

    I understand the argument amongst the all of you is each one of you want to be found in a better place than the other (except for the few honest people that asked for guidance because they want to know Jehovah better). The reason that Jesus Christ came to earth was to make sure you people stop trying to justify the work of your hands and to look at things from above. Most of the arguments you guys are putting across are saying ” i am doing better than you” to the person next to you and that i can assure you is not part of the great plan of redemption. Guys, i mplore you to go back to the drawing board. Go and pray fervently and also study of God’s word deligently and get insight from above. Get taught of the spirit of God and stop going to schools to get educated of things pertaining to the most high because you will keep nothing but confusion in your minds. Jesus came to change the way people were thinking concerning spiritual things and i think its time most of you guys changed your mind sets

    • i agree with this guy and believe me i know about this stuff im a protestant from northern ireland iv heard all more sectarian ignorism than you can even imagine.people should just stick to Jesus love

  14. The last few posts have been smart and well worded! As a devoted Catholic I’d have to say that I love my church (And Lord knows we’ve had our issues, especially recently but hey at least we haven’t had an inquisition lately..) and I love our TRADITIONS, they strengthen my faith and love. There doesn’t have to be this ‘war’ of denominations and sects. There has already been enough hate, anger and resentment over words in old books for past two millennia. I always embrace my brothers and sisters of God included my Islamic and Jewish brethren. May peace be with you all, God Bless.

  15. I am muslim. I stumbled across this web site or article by accident. It is interesting. I don’t want to get into heated arguments here. I always had one question which I asked many of my christian brothers that if a word has been changed or a book has been altered how then can it be called ” word of God”? Why doesn’t anyone in the christiandom question the so called “VERSIONS OF BIBLE”. Every version is quite different from each other. In Islam we beleive the QURAN to be the word of GOD for entire humanity. A Quran in any country of the world WILL BE IDENTICAL in the wordings. THINK.

    • There is only one Bible in the English language – the King James Bible. In this time of falling away, many professed Christians are using and publishing various versions, thereby distorting the word of God, in order for it to agree with their sinful lies and in order to make money. There are various versions of the Koran also.

    • impossible if the quran is translated into english words will change in slightly in social meaning and order not to mention that not every word exists in every language. sorry but the only correct version is in islamic just like the original bible in greek etc but i understand what your trying to say

    • Raj, in many hearts in america the material comes first. The Fear of God does not exist much over here. His wisdom. I found out the in the Qu’ran that some scriptures were used from the KJV. King James was a very godly man and had total faith in Him, through Jesus. Many evils exist in this world all over, and all this fighting is not necessary. People are being used all ove by these evil ones in the higher up illuminati. who are the ones inciting the division, this has all been preplanned by the vatican. who gets in touch with the Black pope ‘hans” who is in contact with satan. This is a very much supernatural war that is going to be. check our Wesak Festival. and the world servers the new religion will be budda hinu. infested with wicca new agers from this 4th reich in place. witches here in the states are horrific. they do kill children in their sacrifices. and the wiccas kill children through the abortions. Very sad, but all their evil rituals are to help bring in these fallen angels and demons. womens lib was put into place to divide families these wicca- witches new age thinking people are an abomination to God. The ascended masters are here now. check out I AM Universty, Wisdom University, Temple of Presence, Sheldon Nidle , the galatic federation , Ishtar, jesus sonanda immanuel, st germaine and the list goes on. Ya know the US is still under the British rule, we are still a colony of England. Many people don’t know this. the laws on witchcraft are steep. Islam is British Republic also. The Shariah laws do exist and so do the witchcraft laws in England. we have no declaration of Independence , and the constitution was rendered null and void in the 1700′s. There is a fella who has much documents on all this. People can believe or not that is their choice. But the Only One who will save us is Jesus Christ. You will see what I mean as time goes on. God Bless you Raj.

    • You may be Muslim but you are the only person who got it right. The Koran is the first 5 books of the Bible. It is read and agreed by ALL Muslims , Jews and Christians alike. When I was in public school 50 years ago, first we started with prayer, then someone read out of the Bible ( from 1 of the 5 books) then we said the pledge and then we sang an American song.

  16. I agree with Austin. It is only through Gods word and his holy spirit (that we must pray for) that gives us the understanding and through searching and seeking Gods Word is where we will find the truth and “accurate knowledge” that gives us greaT wisdom as to how to live our lives in accord with God and how to follow his Son’s example as closely as possible. The bible says that “faith without works is dead,” and that includes a diligent study of Gods word and living our lives as moral, good Christians. Matthew 17:13,14 says, “Go in through the narrow gate, because broad and spacious is the road leading of into destruction and many are going in through it, whereas narrow is the gate off into life and few are the ones finding it.” So that would involve a constant, diligent search of the scriptures and prayer for Gods Holy spirit for understanding, if we want to be on that “Narrow road leading to everlasting life. By continuing to argue, hate and judgee one another, you are only fulfilling prophesy. If everyone spent less time judging and debating, and more time truly studying Gods Word, you would be surprised at the vast amount of wisdom you will acquire. Which in turn will make each of us a better, kinder, more loving and forgiving Individual, which is exactly what Jehovah God asks of us and the example that his Son Jesus set for us to follow. Let’s leave the “judging” up to God, and focus more on learning accurate knowledge of Gods, teaching others about Gods Kingdom as Jesus did, and becoming a better, more peaceful, loving human beings.

  17. The King James Bible is the true words of God. It was written the way that God wanted it from these scholared men that King James organized together. Did anyone ever give thought that this Holy book was written this way to make keep the words one of a kind. The 1769 has the exact words in it only made in more readable english. the new king james versions have been corrupted towards new age, and the evil ones placed a 666 symbol on front of this new king james book. the other bibles out there were published by ruppert murdock, who published satans bible, and westcott and hort also who had their hands in the niv and others, have mutilated the words of God. leaving out important scriptures and adding to God’s words. these people are masons, jesuits, and westcott and hort are certified warlocks in witchcraft. Somehow having these wicked demons involved with God’s words is disgusting to me. compare scriptures and you will find out.
    The King James Bible is 400 years old, even though there were books ahead,they were not completed. Being reborn through Jesus Christ is the ONLY way that one will see God’s Kingdom. To the real Jesus Christ and not to some ascended fallen angel called Jesus Sananda Immanuel coming in on some spacecraft machine. They will be the demons, not aliens. yes call me crazy but look it up the chapter about Ezekiel s Vision. of that wheel. in the KJV Bible.

  18. Wow! All I did was come on looking for an answer as to whether or not there is a King James version of the Catholic bible. My daughter and I were having a discussion that the New American bible and the New International bible were just versions or translations of the bible, and the only thing that makes mine Catholic is the Apocrypha. I told her I didn’t believe there was a “Catholic version” of the King James bible and she said she thought there was. So I was looking for that answer and instead I see comments so typical they nauseate me. Really? Catholic bashing? As a former Protestant I’m ashamed of all of you who have partaken in it. The Roman Catholic Church is the oldest church, started by St. Paul. Protestants seem very defensive because their various branches of faith came about later so maybe they feel the need to knock down Catholicism to make their branches of their faith look better? Kind of like the silly school yard game “my dad can beat up your dad” only on a much sadder level. Well, if Catholicism is a cult I’m very glad to be a part of it. I was baptized a Lutheran, went to various denominations with my parents over the years, and ended up a Methodist. It wasn’t until I converted to Catholicism that I found true peace, understanding, and joy in my religion. So I’m the happiest cult member around! Thanks for showing me that even such as simple as a debate about the translations of the bible can turn into a school yard brawl. It just reaffirms why I left the Protestant church.

    • im not a catholic but i really agree with you except for one thing i dont think you should even take into consideration separating the churches like you have your a christian not a catholic or methodist or whatever. every church both ‘protestant’ and catholic churches need to grow as proven by this conversation but people like you are needed to bridge this gap so show love to all christians and hope some day we can all be a closer family and sort out these issues

      • What you said concerning love and unity is great in thought. But the problem is that the Lord has given us a standard to bear, and that means we are to bear it. We are to follow His word, not just up to a point. If someone chooses to follow some of the Bible, and hold what they consider important to be there main theme of worship, and another does the same. I am here to tell you that both are wrong. We are to obey and learn the whole counsel of God. We are to be a Holy people, which means a seperated people. Not seperated from each other, but seperated from the world and from heresy. The Roman Catholics follow the teachings of men, church history and tradition. The Protestants follow creeds and tradition and some Bible. The Baptists (historical Baptists, there is a difference) follow the Bible and the teachings that are clearly taught in it. Some others also follow the Bible as close as they are able, these are fellow beleivers to me. But those that follow as they see fit are not counted by me as fellow beleivers. I am an historical Baptist, or as we were called in the early church a paulinist or paulition. And from early history we were called Baptists long before the reformation. We were killed because we followed and beleived the word of God. Protestants and Catholics killed us. So I say this, I am willing to fellowship and eat with all those that are true beleivers and truly Born again, and I will love and witness to the lost, but I will not accept union or fellowship with a heretic, Or an apostate. The Bible says ” 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

        15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

        16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

        And Philippians 3:16
        “Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us WALK by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.”

        Also Amos 3:3
        “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”
        We are not to just get along. We are to be united with the Word and the People that follow it, no one else. This liberalism of being accepting no matter how far off they are is a complete shame for any slef proclaiming Christian. A true Christian would grieve if they had to stay around a bunch of fake Christians. Roman Catholics and Baptists are not the same nor will we be. The Lord said ” Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:”

        The context being all important, the Lord wants all of His people united, but the rest will not want to be around us due to our Holy stand in Christ, by His power. As was said before what fellowship can righteousness have with unrighteousness. The Bible , the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible. In love please surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ.

    • You need to learn some history. The roman catholic church did not start until 318 A.D. by constantine of Rome. It is not the oldest Christian church. The true church was started in Mark 3 By the Lord calling out his diciples, the word church means ” a called out assembly”. Now concerning your statement on Bible versions, the Lord said ” a house divided cannot stand.” The word also says, ” the Lord is not the author of confusion.” So to say they are all the word of God is to say that God is for cofusion and is for division in the house of God. All the versions are different, and have totally different teachings. The KJV is the word of God in english and it was the only Bible for 200 years before two catholics decided to go to a catholic monistary to find a better Bible. They only succeded in finding a few scraps in a trash can and called it better than the pure manuscipts the KJV translators used. I am only hoping you will actually look into this and learn the truth instead of following the false teaching of the roman catholics.

    • True enough. If we will be silent about the Truth, the stones will speak.

    • I find all of this discussion rather amusing and alarming at the same time. I’ll put this in as plain language as possible for as far as I can find out, the Jews came up with their Bible (our OT) about 200 years before Jesus was born. Most of it was either written in Greek or translated into Greek (from Hebrew, Aramaic and other languages)because most of the scholars (the Jews who would want t0 read it) were fluent in Greek.

      This book became the OT of the Vulgate-all 46 books. The New Testament was formed of various articles, letters, and biographical writings written mostly in Greek or Aramaic and then translated into Latin to form the Vulgate which was THE Bible for about a thousand years. The translation into Latin is usually attributed to St. Jerome. So this hand-copied version was what everyone who could get a copy read.

      Then in the Protestant Bible, the books of the Jewish Bible needed to be deleted because the Protestants did not agree with some of the beliefs held by Catholics-Purgatory, intercession by the saints, intercession by angels, prays for the dead, etc. So seven books of the Jewish Bible were cut along with various chapters of other books, collectively called the Apocrypha. The Douray-Rhiems Bible, published 2 years before the KJV kept the Apocrypha.

      Now for King James I of England, formerly King James VI of Scotland, he was a Catholic who was trying to take over his cousin’s country peacefully upon her death by her request. He wasn’t welcomed by the Anglicans but had been accepted by the Calvinists and the Presbyterians in Scotland and decided he needed a “hook” to unite the two countries and save his claim to England. Remember, England had just gone from one blood bath to another during the reigns of Henry VIII and his offspring as they alternately tried to eliminate Catholicism and then Protestantism. The translation of the Latin Vulgate, Greek versions and others was a task to bring the Bible to the people of England so they could have a true freedom of religion by being able to read God’s Word for themselves without the interpretation of a local priest or bishop. The scholarly people selected represented all the current Protestant sects.

      So a Catholic king formed a committee to translate an English Protestant Bible so that he could hopefully save his throne from the civil strife of religious wars. It didn’t work. His offspring were weak, selfish, conniving rulers who led the country into the English Revolution, the execution of a king and the banning of Catholics from the throne of England. When they finally ran out of non-Catholic lineage, the English had to go to Hanover to bring a German speaking cousin to the throne, George I.

      Both the Douay-Rheims and the KJV are very good translations, mostly from the original languages and both the word of God in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Yes, the Quran has some passages that are similar and the Old Testament has some stories that showed up in other religious traditions, but that doesn’t negate their value as teaching God’s intentions for humankind. For my self, I’ll stick with the Douay-Rheims and the Catholic interpretations, thank you.

    • Every time its protest-ants that start their “Holy” desent into the “WordOfGod” theatrics. There would be NO Church period, if it werent for the True Church Fathers ! Theyll never admit to their Sin of dividing The True Church. All of the problems we have today is bc of them. Abortion right on down to the destruction of the family. Permitting divorce worst ever in history ! Ok Mr. Word of God protestant. The Bible says, God makes One flesh of One married MAN and One married Woman. Not to be undone by anyone, but yet its the protest-ant churchs who allow it. Whos allowing abortion, whos marrying homosexuals, on and on it goes. Those are not Roman Catholic doctrines. There protest-ant ACTIONS. Any denomination” who hates Mary, Gods own Mother, aint jack to me! Latin Rite Mass is The ONLY TRUE Church of Gods Son. Yes Sir, their Catholic bashing. Their just mad , bc their oyster crackers arent sufficiant to sin. And they know it ! Luther was angry about indulgences, and look what theyve done with it ? Destroyed divided an entire world with their PRIDE and arrogance ! We Catholics arent ashamed of a crucifix , Christ had to get on it before He got off of it ! Wheres your Crucifix protest-ants ? Isnt in your places of worship, thats for sure. Hype-o-crits. Praise band lunacy, flopping around on floors, blabbing in your pews, checking your cells …doing business in His Fathers House ??? How did that work out for the money changers ? You brood of vipers !

    • There are KJV Bibles with the Apocrypha, but hard to find. They did include the Apocrypha in 1611. But unlike Catholic Bibles (where the Apocrypha is dispersed throughout the Old Testament) they had it contained in one section between the Old and New Testaments.

  19. What you posted made a ton of sense. However, consider this, what if you added a little content? I mean, I don’t wish to tell you how to run your website, but suppose you added something that grabbed folk’s attention? I mean Difference Between Catholic Bible and King James Bible | Difference Between | Catholic Bible vs King James Bible is a little plain. You should look at Yahoo’s home page and watch how they create post headlines to get people to open the links. You might try adding a video or a related pic or two to get readers excited about what you’ve written. In my opinion, it could make your posts a little bit more interesting.

  20. Each side seems to have a convincing argument as to which book is superior to the other.
    Now, I don’t know if the following teaching is in every translation or if it is even included in ANY translation as I haven’t really read a bible. Perhaps it was merely taken from a bumper sticker–BUT it seems pretty witty and seems to possess an intuitive truth to it:
    “Shut up! And know that I am God!

  21. –and RajHassan doesn’t believe the “QURAN to be the word of GOD for entire humanity.”
    He believes the Quran is the WORDS of God for all humanity. That’s a much more dangerous position.

  22. Jesus Christ is God, He was born through the Virgin Mary, she concieved by the Holy Ghost. So Jesus could walk on this earth to die on that cross, so we could live if we accepted His Salvation, and become reborn again through His blood. Many words and scriptures are missing out of the other Bibles. and many words change it to a different meaning in other Bibles . the niv says rainbow, but King James Bible says bow as in Genesis 1 bow is a white light, the colors come from within. the relgular rainbow we see comes from a prism of colors that come from material means . anything material is of lucifer. The idols in the catholic church, or any church are against God, no graven images , nothing material . It is about the Faith shown to Jesus Christ, not some reminder to remind us of Jesus.

    John
    (K.J.V. 1611) .
    1 In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    2 The same was in the beginning with God.
    3 All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
    4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
    5 And the light shineth in darknesse, and the darknesse comprehended it not.

    Exodus 20:
    (K.J.V. 1611) .
    1 And God spake all these words, saying,
    2 I am the Lord thy God, which haue brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage:
    3 Thou shalt haue no other Gods before me.
    4 Thou shalt not make vnto thee any grauen Image, or any likenesse of any thing that is in heauen aboue, orthat is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water vnder the earth.
    5 Thou shalt not bow downe thy selfe to them, nor serue them: For I the Lord thy God am a iealous God, visitingthe iniquitie of the fathers vpon the children, vnto the thirde and fourth generation of them that hate me:
    6 And shewing mercy vnto thousands of them that loue mee, and keepe my Commandements.

    John 20 KJV1611

    27 Then saith he to Thomas Reach hither thy finger, and beholde my hands, and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side, and bee not faithlesse, but beleeuing.

    28 And Thomas answered, and said vnto him, My Lord, and my God.

    29 Iesus saith vnto him, Thomas, because thou hast seene mee, thou hast beleeued: blessed are they that haue notseene, and yet haue beleeued.

    John 14 KJV1611
    1 Let not your heart be troubled: yee beleeue in God, beleeue also in me.
    John 14

    6 Iesus saith vnto him, I am the Way, the Trueth, and the Life: no man commeth vnto the Father but by mee.

    John 14
    (K.J.V. 1611) .
    1 Let not your heart be troubled: yee beleeue in God, beleeue also in me.
    2 In my Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would haue told you: I goe to prepare a place foryou.
    3 And if I goe and prepare a place for you, I will come againe, and receiue you vnto my selfe, that where I am,there ye may be also.
    4 And whither I goe yee know, and the way ye know.
    5 Thomas saith vnto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest: and how can we know the way?
    6 Iesus saith vnto him, I am the Way, the Trueth, and the Life: no man commeth vnto the Father but by mee.
    7 If ye had knowen me, ye should haue knowen my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and haue seene him.
    8 Philip sayth vnto him, Lord, shew vs the Father, and it sufficeth vs.
    9 Iesus saith vnto him, Haue I bin so long time with you, and yet hast thou not knowen me, Philip? he that hathseene me, hath seene the father, and how sayest thou then, Shew vs the father?
    10 Beleeuest thou not that I am in the father, and the father in mee? The words that I speake vnto you, I speaknot of my selfe: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doth the works.
    11 Beleeue me that I am in the Father, and the Father in mee: or else beleeue me for the very workes sake.
    12 Uerely, verely I say vnto you, he that beleeueth on me, the works that I doe, shall hee doe also, and greaterworkes then these shall he doe, because I goe vnto my Father.
    13 And whatsoeuer ye shall aske in my Name, that will I doe, that the Father may be glorified in the Sonne.
    14 If ye shall aske any thing in my Name, I will doe it.
    15 If ye loue me, keepe my commandements.
    16 And I will pray the Father, and hee shall giue you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for euer,
    17 Euen the Spirit of trueth, whom the world cannot receiue, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him, for hee dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
    18 I wil not leaue you comfortlesse, I will come to you.
    19 Yet a litle while, and the world seeth me no more: but ye see me, because I liue, ye shall liue also.
    20 At that day ye shall know, that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
    21 He that hath my commandements, and keepeth them, hee it is that loueth me: and he that loueth me shall beloued of my Father, and I will loue him, and will manifest my selfe to him.
    22 Iudas saith vnto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thy selfe vnto vs, and not vntothe world?
    23 Iesus answered, and saide vnto him, If a man loue mee, he will keepe my wordes: and my Father will loue him,and wee will come vnto him, and make our abode with him.
    24 He that loueth mee not, keepeth not my sayings, and the word which you heare, is not mine, but the Fatherswhich sent mee.
    25 These things haue I spoken vnto you, being yet present with you.
    26 But the Comforter, which is the holy Ghost, whom the Father wil send in my name, he shal teach you al things,& bring al things to your remembrance, whatsoeuer I haue said vnto you.
    27 Peace I leaue with you, my peace I giue vnto you, not as the world giueth, giue I vnto you: let not yourheart bee troubled, neither let it bee afraid.
    28 Ye haue heard how I saide vnto you, I goe away, and come againe vnto you. If ye loued mee, yee would reioyce,because I said, I go vnto the Father: for my Father is greater then I.
    29 And now I haue told you before it come to passe, that when it is come to passe, ye might beleeue.
    30 Heereafter I will not talke much with you: for the prince of this world commeth, and hath nothing in me.
    31 But that the world may know that I loue the Father: and as the Father gaue me commandement, euen so I doe:Arise, let vs goe hence.

  23. Also The chapter was John 1 (the scriptures I had posted previously on here. And also Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven after He rose from the dead, a very important event for us to gain Salvation. Total Faith ties it all in. gut wrenching tears flowing Faith in Jesus Christ

    John 1
    (K.J.V. 1611) .
    1 In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    2 The same was in the beginning with God.
    3 All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
    4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
    5 And the light shineth in darknesse, and the darknesse comprehended it not.

    John 14
    (K.J.V. 1611) .
    10 Beleeuest thou not that I am in the father, and the father in mee? The words that I speake vnto you, I speak not of my selfe: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doth the works.
    11 Beleeue me that I am in the Father, and the Father in mee: or else beleeue me for the very workes sake.
    12 Uerely, verely I say vnto you, he that beleeueth on me, the works that I doe, shall hee doe also, and greaterworkes then these shall he doe, because I goe vnto my Father.
    13 And whatsoeuer ye shall aske in my Name, that will I doe, that the Father may be glorified in the Sonne.

    1 Corinthians 15 KJV1611

    10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed vpon me, was not in vaine: But Ilaboured more abundantly then they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me:
    11 Therefore, whether it were I or they, so we preach, aud so ye beleeued.
    12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you, that there is no resurrectionof the dead?
    13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen.
    14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vaine, and your faith is also vaine:
    15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we haue testified of God, that he raised vp Christ:whom hee raised not vp, if so bee that the dead rise not.
    16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised.
    17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vaine, ye are yet in your sinnes.
    18 Then they also which are fallen asleepe in Christ, are perished.
    19 If in this life only we haue hope in Christ, wee are of all men most miserable.
    20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
    21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
    22 For as in Adam all die, euen so in Christ shall all be made aliue.
    23 But euery man in his owne order. Christ the first fruits, afterward they that are Christs, at his comming.
    24 Then commeth the end, when he shall haue deliuered vp the kingdome to God euen the Father, when he shall haueput downe all rule, and all authority and power.
    25 For he must reigne, till hee hath put all enemies vnder his feete.
    26 The last enemie that shall be destroyed, is death.

  24. Something that I believe is missing is the Fear of the Lord. Many place the material in front of them so, this blinds their view to see Jesus Christ. It is all about Faith, giving our whole self to Jesus to guide us, and becoming reborn so we can have Eternal life in the Kingdome of Heaven through His Salvation.

    Proverbs 1:7 KJV
    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Psalm 111:10 KJV
    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
    Proverbs 9:10 KJV
    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

    • hi,

      Am a Roman Catholic, in chennai.TN, India.

      Dont ever never read the Roman catholic bible Version….

      Many false things written

      Read the KJV(King James Version).
      And I will put enmity
      between you and the woman,
      and between your offspring[a] and hers;
      HE(JESUS CHRIST) will crush[b] your head,
      and you will strike his heel.”

      BUT here,

      http://www.7dolors.com/page7rosary.htm

      (Genesis 3:15)

      “I will put emnities between thee and the woman,
      and thy seed and her seed:
      she(Mary) shall crush thy head,
      and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.”

      What a most blunder here taken place where more innocent catholic people reading this Roman catholic Bible.

      WAKE UP ROMAN CATHOLIC SEEK THE REAL PROMISE AND TRUE

  25. The Douay-Rheims Version was published in 1609. The KJV in 1611. If you compare the two versions they are almost mere carbon copies of each other.The KJV was even published with the Apocrypha. The Apocrypha was removed because it contradicted the teachings of the Old Testament and there was no light in them. So to say which bible is better, I cannot answer that question. However there are new translations that cannot be relied upon… NIV, The Jerusalem Bible, NKJV, Living Bible, The Good News Bible, New American Standard Bible and many others. These are counterfeits. The only most accurate bible translation is the DRV and KJV.

    • The Douay-Rheims version and the KJV do not have anything in common. Actually they read entirely different and there are alot of verses added to the rheims in the old testament even in the apocrypha. By the way the apocrypha was never accepted by the true Christians, and it was not cannonised even before the KJV was translated. Because they were not cannonised in 120 AD like all the others were, they took it out of the KJV knowing in advance it didn’t belong. I do agree with you though the KJV is the word of God in English, it is the perfect word of God. But it was never a catholic translation, it was always a translation of the Church, having puritans and other true believers take part in it. King James authorizing it for use in all local assemblies. Read the translators dedicatory to King James and to the reader if you have any doubts of this. It is written there plain as day.

      • The Catholic Church is still the only church that traces its history back to the times of the Apostles.

        • “The Catholic Church is still the only church that traces its history back to the Apostles!” The ,’Church,’ is not to be identified with Rome

          True enough, but the Anglican Church is probably the oldest European branch,or Community, within that Church! Therefore the KJV., is a Catholic Version.

          The ,’Church,’ is not to be identified with Rome, because as we know it now the Roman Church had its provenance at the Council of Trent!

        • That is not possible, if you read history. Jesus started the church with the calling out of His disciples (various accounts throughout the Gospels–Matthew, Thomas, Simon (Peter) and Andrew, James and John, et al). He then added to the Church on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2). You must go back farther than Peter to see the real Rock. Mt. 16:18 refers to Jesus as the Rock–Only Jesus could possibly withstand all the force of “the gates of Hell”; no human could. To say, “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build…” indicates a change of vision, of who is being spoken about, doesn’t it? Look at it with honest reading skills, not through the lenses of what one may have been taught.

          Consider these thoughts: 1) Who made the only sacrifice that God accepted as atonement for man’s sin? (Jesus, with His sinless blood) 2) Who suffered the torments of Hell so that He could identify with man’s suffering? (Jesus) 3) Who lives in Heaven making intercession between God and man? (Jesus–see 1 Timothy 2:5). You don’t see Peter or any other Bible characters as the answers to these questions, not in the Bible–DR OR KJV or any other.

          When you understand the answers to these questions, you’ll know which “Bible” you should be reading. God promised to reveal Himself (“the Truth”–John 14:6) to anyone who would seek Him with their whole heart. Try Him.

  26. As to the problems in translation of the word of God or the conflict as to which is the actual word of God or not? As one who is a Christian First and see all who believe in Christ and His teachings. Judgment as to wrong or right will be with him and not with any of us! The Douray was written several years before the KJV versions. Now there are a few more books in the Douray and if it is older than it may have some wisdom not found in other versions. We are Christians first and as a Christian I am to love each and everyone of you which ever version you read! So just keep reading and learn to live by what Chirst taught!

  27. Psalms 83:18 god’s name is jehovah :)

  28. As it reads in most versions of the Bible the Catholism and its Bible was here first published 70 years before KJV were! So based upon EARTHLY TIME It WAS Here First!

    iAs I was taught from my birth, We Are Ch!ristians First, and Not To Buff ourselves up Before God! When Jesus returns we are not to be caught dealing with this world’s stuff! As many ordained persons do. Much of what you interpret is from human heads and not from God. The Bible is the word of God and not to follow such word may it be from the Catholic or the KJV is an error that I am certain the master of evil relishes! So why do so many want to bring up what the devil loves! To argue over such is not what I feel God wants of His children! As a child of God I with all humility chose to unconditionally love all and not concern myself over the vanity of this world. I suggest readers remember what we were taught, Seek Ye First the Kingdom of Heaven! OH that’s in most versions including the CHRISTIAN CATHOIIC VERSON AND HAS MUCH IN COMMON WITH ALLS UNDERSTANDNG OF THE WORD OF GOD!!! If I am in error God will correct me as well as those who may disagree with me! I know what I know and that is that Jesus died for my errors and if I repent these days of tribulatilons will be shortened that is all we should concern ourselves over and remember. the Golden rule also in common with all versions of the world of God! Love thy neighbor as ye do yourselves! How much love does your posting give to your brothers and sisters? What you think of me is not important but what God thinks of all is!

    • Yes, one of many different catholic versions were translated before 1611, of course though, when one was done does not make it the most accurate. Also concerning the roman catholics stand on scripture, I am hoping you remember that they forbade someone like you from ever reading the bible back during the time you are referring to. the KJV was translated to be read. And it was translated from the pure manuscipts of the original languages, the catholic versions were translations from translations. And yes we are to love our enemy and one another. But we are not to be tolerant of idolitry, or any other sin. Also, the Lord Jesus died and shed his blood for your sins, not your errors. Sin is the problem, error is in all of us, but we are to learn, study and strive to have knowledge, we are not to just get along with error. When we find error we are to correct ourselves. When we see it in others we are to gently help them, not just let them go their way. We rid our beam so we can pluck the mote. Love covers the multitude of sin, thank God, but we are to be a holy people. It does not please God when we are just accepting of all who claim Christ but live contrary to it. The word is the first, last and only guide, not history and tradition. Follow the pure word of God and you will do well.

  29. M Catholic, wow it seems like many people really enjoy bashing Catholics. Well for me it shows how many people are so ignorant. I won’t explain myself of being Catholic, question I’ll ask u all is, Don’t we believe there is ONE true God, don’t we believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, don’t we believe that Jesus was crucified, died and was buried on the third day he rose again? Honestly I don’t care whether ur Religion is better than mine what I know Jesus never said people who go to Heaven are the one with most members so bash Catholics everyday if u want, but Jesus teaches us about love and forgiveness, well unless the KJV teaches some other teaching’s of Jesus

    • Hello Thato,

      Firstly, I do beleive it is important to love, as we are commanded to. But, there are things that Roman Catholics do that is clearly contrary to and against what the Lord commanded His church to do and not to do. One of the big ones is praying to saints, angels, and Mary. We are to pray to the Father in heaven not anyone else. Also making Mary the queen of heaven is blasphemous. She was chosen to be the earthly mother of the Lord, but she was not sinless, nor was she ever said to be born perfect. She said to Martha ” my God my Saviour” when referring to the Lord Jesus Christ in her womb and how God chose her to be the mother Luke 1:48. She was speaking of the blessing to be so appointed and that God’s mercy was given to her. Also she said that God was her saviour, if she was perfect she would nopt need saved. In Hebrews it speaks as the Lord being like after the order of melchesideck, how he has no earthly father and no heavenly mother, and that he has no beginning or end of days. But Mary is never referred to as greater than any other woman except in regards to her being the mother of Jesus and she had favor in God’s eyes. In the book of revelation the roman catholics say that the woman being spoke of in chapter 12 is referring to Mary as the queen of heaven, but in actuality it is referring to the promise given to Eve and then to the Jews, and how satan fell and tried to overthrow God’s chosen people and so on. It is amazing how you say we are the same, but yet you do not believe anything like we do. I do not go to an earthly man to ask forgiveness, especially because he is a sinner also. I go strait to the Saviour my God and confess and he gives me strength to repent. Salvation is of the Lord, not man. And finally I know I may be wasting my time telling you this, but, God’s messenger and ambassader on earth is not the pope, it is the Holy Ghost filled Church. The Pope is not God on earth and he certainly is not infallible. The word of God is the final authority not the pope and church tradition. Romism is one of many enemies to the true church on the earth. Salvation is by grace not by religion. Be ye born from above. Repent and cry upon the name that is above all names, the Lord Jesus Christ.

      • Catholics ask for the Saints intercession. Read the book of Macabees where it was a part of jewish faith to plead from intercession to Holy persons and that also included peoplel not living in this world. This is followed by the Catholic faith, Orthodox and Coptic church.

        With 2000 years , the early Apostles and all the churches established by the Apostles gave especial place to Our Lady. The synod of church farthers from 1AD and the church councils had venerated and honored our lady.

        The interpretation of the Holy scripture is with the ‘Teaching authority of the Church’ ” The Magesterium”. The Apostolic faith has all this criteriea.

        The problem with protestant church, with everyone has the freedom to interpret the Bible as he wants. Futher, No man on earth can establish a church, Only Christ can do so, and he rightly did , 2000 years ago when he established the Catholic Church, with ST. PETER ( and His sucessors The Bishops who are sucessors of the Apostles). Per Se the protestant churches are not recognised as churches by the catholic church, they are no more than a heresy against the apostolic faith and tradition, which the church guards for 2000 years.

        • Christianity began with the Catholic Church. Catholic means universal-all. Then some Christians became disillusioned and disagreed with the power of the Church being held by one leader, the Pope. They separated from the Catholic Church and formed the Protestant religions, such as Lutherans from Martin Luther who nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Church, starting the Reformation because he disagreed with the position of the Pope’s edicts. He strongly disagreed with the practice of selling indulgences and formed his own church. Baptists, Episcopalians, Methodists, are some of the off-shoots of the Catholic Church. This is history and has nothing to do with the bias of the author. It is surprising how little believers know of the origins of their faith and how hateful church people can be.

      • Hello, Respected Pastorshane.

        i’v read your answers to Thato, thereby i found you to be a good Bible reader.
        sir, what i want everybody is that they should read Bible by loving,understanding,by pray-way method & by living it. i would suggest try to read the bible thoroughly. its a blunder mistake by christian brothers, they just pick up some particular verses and began to argue with others. A Catholic christian is not a pure catholic if he denies/hate a protestant brothers,non-christians & even his own enemies.only to do is to love,help and forgive everyone as we love ourselves as commanded by Jesus.thus salvation comes not by faith only.

        What catholics belief are as follows in contrast to other denominations:-
        a) We don’t consider our lady,saints & angels to be god but extends our regard/respect to them & honestly ask them to pray for humankind.
        b)if you read the revelation(ch;12) thoroughly,it also says clearly that the woman given crown with garland of 12stars would give birth the one(jesus) who would rule the Earth. hence it clearly representing Our lady not eve.
        c) Pope or priest have no powers to forgive other sins initially but by command that given by jesus makes it possible to remit others sins.what actually had jesus commanded regarding this? He said to his desciples to go to end of earth preaching gospel,baptising and forgiving everyone in the name father,son & the holy spirit. further he added that everyone whom we(desciples) forgive he too will be forgiven otherwise, he too would deny the denied. thus forgiving sacrament in catholic doesn’t contradict christ teaching rather fulfills his command, thus salvation to believers.

        if you really want to know the truth, read the bible deeper.specially catholic Bible i would recommend because, these days lot of bible versions available in the market may not trustworthy.
        *plz don’t stick to few verses to negate the entire bible!
        *plz do research to disprove catholic biblicaly,not historically it would easier for you.then you will become more catholic if you are a true believer.
        i feel fortunate when there is some one to correct me so, you are most welcome.
        may god guide us to full truth,because it sets us free!
        may god bless you and me!

  30. Something tells me that PASTORSHANE would be the kind of man who would have thrived during the Inquisition.

  31. May God bless you all!!!

    I am a human first, then a Christian and I believe in Jesus Christ. Read as much as possible and get the knowledge, then decide yourself with the help of God, what you want in life.

    Please stop arguing; use your precious time for learning things.

    No Church will save you, it is Jesus who saves you!!! so look upto him and live your life.

  32. Praise the lord our god amen

  33. All I have to say is some people need to go back to High School or even middle school history classes. It does not matter what religion you believe in the history is still there to back this.

    As a result of Augustine’s mission, the church in England became an integral part of the Roman Catholic Church and acknowledged the authority of the Pope. Initially prompted by a dispute over the annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon, the Church of England separated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534 and became the established church by an Act of Parliament in the Act of Supremacy, beginning a series of events known as the English Reformation.

    So it is obvious which came first and there is plenty of other history about this but I will let you all do your own research on that.

    The most annoying thing to me is people talking about something that they obviously have not even done the research on or do not know what they are even talking about.

    • Sarah?’ if you go back in history, you will find that when Gregory sent Augustine, he was breaking the rules of the Catholic Church, indeed a rule stemming from probably the most important event after the death of the last apostle. At the Council of Niceae a Canon was passed stating ,roughly,no bishop shall have any business in another see without permission. Neither Gregory nor Augustine had permission from the Primate of the British Bishops, Bishop of Caerleon, to work in Britain. When Augustine arrived in Britain he was met by a Gallic Bishop who was Chaplain to the Queen of that area, he was also given the use of two British Churches, one of which eventually became Canterbury Cathedral.
      Eventually he called a meeting to implement further the Pope’s plan for Britain and he was rebuffed by the British Bishops and a statement was read, from the Abbot of Bangor Iscoed, that the British Bishops paid all due respect , as a Catholic , to the Bishop of Rome and indeed to all other Bishops, but their duty was to their own Primus, Caerleon.
      Many years after Britain suffered an outbreak of war between Pagans & Christians. The Roman Mission was wiped out and its two remaining bishops fled to the Continent taking their clergy with them, never more to return. Britain was re-Christianised by the old clergy helped by Scots a
      nd Irish Prelates. Augustine was a failure. Later after the Council of Whitby the Church in Britain took on Continental ways, certainly the Western Calendar and later became more integrated with the Europeans, but never came under the Bishop of Rome. They acknowledged him as Primate of the West, but this was an administrative post which he shared with the Bishop of Constantinople as Primate of the East.

      The Church in England did not separate from the Roman Church in 1534, it was the Bishop of Rome who broke communion with Henry . Not till 157o did the Romans break with the English Church and this was an attempt to enforce the tenets of the New Church of Trent, as John Evelyn , the diarist called it.

      As for ,”Establishing the Church in England”. The Church was established by Constantine in about 312 A.D. It had never been disestablished and all Henry did was to put it on the statute book re-enforcing the legality of it. It also remained established in the North Of Italy where the pope was also monarch as well as pontiff.

      The base line of the Reformation in England was the action referred to above regarding the authority of the Bishop of Rome. For 1500 years, near enough, authority within the Catholic Church was Christ’s Revelation, recorded in Scripture and interpreted, explained and completed by the Early Fathers in the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Church! Over the years the ancient canons had been challenged by the Western Primate, Rome! The Eastern Church had been forced in to separation and the traditionalists had challenged the pope’s actions by the General Councils of the Western Church. They won in a struggle lasting some 300 years and 4 or 5, Councils later. Popes were put in prison, or deposed and one even fled. The trouble was that the Church had no military force at its disposal and the European monarchs refused to challenge on e of their own. So the status quo remained. What the Church in England did was, with the consent of the Monarch, to enforce the ancient Niceaen canons of the Catholic Church! This is why the Pope broke Communion with Henry and later tried to cause a Civil War and bring about foreign invasions in England by trying to enforce the Canons of the New Council of Trent.

      Henry Gee. Reformation in England. Binghan. Origines Ecclesiastiae. Vols 1/10. Jeremy. English Ecclesiastical History. Vol,1/6.

  34. Firstly, The Vulgate , is the best available version of the sacred scripture. From the 4 AD it has been used within the Roman Catholic Church. I presume its also used by the Greek Orthodox Church.

    Secondly, the Protestant Bibles, though God knows how many protestant denominations exist in this world. For them making a church is as easy as making a new group of friends. Further, Man can not establish a church.

    Further, Catholics in particular are not allowed to use the Protestant Bible. ” There can be only one but only one truth”. The catholic faith with 2000 years old roots and church founded by Jesus, Son of God is the rightfull protector of faith and this is same when it comes to the sacred scripture.

    • To those who feel that Christianity is the one true religion, I say that this is the usual response from those of European ancestry or those who have swallowed the propaganda of all things white and therefore true and beautiful. Aboriginals, native peoples(they are individuals of color including American Indians despite being represented as white as all people end up as on TV) had their various religions and beliefs. Who are you to claim particular and exclusive knowledge of the truth? One fairy tale is as good as another. Native beliefs and religions were here when time began so long before Christianity was even thought of ; before Man first ventured forth from the African plains where history and human life began. Capital M in man because he had a name, whatever that name was, and whatever it was that sparked the initiative to venture forth away from the homeland. The fairy tale of Adam and Eve shames your first ancestors and belies the African maternal RNA that infuses your blood and is present to this day in your progeny, your children who bear the mark. Out of Africa was a beautiful black woman burnished by the sun, chosen to bear the sons and daughters of man, and even though she will be maligned, whipped, denied, and scarred, and made invisible by those to whom she gave birth, hope still rises that one day she will take her rightful place above the gods. Until the lion tells his tale, the hunt will always glorify the hunter.

  35. KJV was an improved traslation into english from a Greek/Hebrew text. The catolic bible was a traslation from the Vulgata and was corrected from arabic and castillian text, edited in Rome and subject to many exercises in interpretation.

    Both books tell basically the same story plus/minus gramatical errors.
    The bible originated not from the words of Jesus but from a selection of works and traditions compiled by the earlies church by which they choose for books as gospels, discarded other gospels and declared them heresy; dowgraded other books to epistoles and bound the whole thing into a large roll for aproval of a Synod. The whole thing is: christianity was nothing more than a jewish plot to destroy the roman empire and by conversion take over its institutions.

    They took advantage of the lack of electricity to convince everyone that the night was full of bad spirits and that only angels can fight demons. The rest as they say is history.

  36. somewhere deep inside, the truth lies by the corner and much has been done to keep speculators abbey…… the very quest to dig this deep shows that a lot of us are not satisfied with what we are having now and the possibility of a treason is a positive gues

  37. The bible is nothing more than the world’s oldest fantasy novel.

  38. Preposterous!
    “The KJV was translated or written with the use of the most original manuscripts in Hebrew and Greek. The problem with the translating process at that time was that the translators were mostly pure Englishmen, with limited knowledge of Hebrew.”–The translators of the Authorized Version were the top notch of the day, and would show modern “scholars” a thing or two about the translation process. Nothing can compare.

  39. The Latin Vulgate is St. Jerome’s work (342-420) but what this article fails to include is that St. Jerome (who was a “towering linguist) had access to original manuscripts in Latin, Greek and Hebrew that were lost/burned when the Roman empire fell. He was 1500 years closer to the original languages than any scholar today which would make him a much better judge of the exact meaning of the ancient Hebrew, or Greek. He tried for a careful word for word translation of the original texts in Latin.

    The KJV has some books missing from the Bible. King James was the person who requested this Bible to be translated and he made the final decision what books and texts were included. Was King James a linguist in Latin, Greek and Hebrew? Who has the authority to change or omit sections of God’s Words? If my faith were based on the Bible alone, I would want this Latin Vulgate Bible that has all the Biblical texts in it!

    The Latin Vulgate Bible has been declared by Pope Pius XII in a 1943 encyclical letter, Divino Afflante Spiritu, the Latin Vulgate is “free from any error whatsoever in matters of faith and morals.”

    How do I know that is the truth? The pope cannot make any error when it comes to proclamations of faith or he won’t live to make a wrong proclamation. This has happened to popes in the past. Popes are usually very holy men but they are also only human. God makes sure that they do not lead his people astray. Jesus Christ said, “Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And behold I am with you all days ever to the consumation of the world.”

    • Catholic Bibles are missing books accepted by Greek Orthodox, like 3rd and 4th Macabees (Catholic Bibles only include 1st and 2nd Macabees). The KJV, when it came out in 1611, included the Roman Catholic Apocyrpha, meaning all the same books included in Catholic Bibles today that are not in Protestant Bibles. Except the KJV also included 3rd Ezra (2nd Esdras) and the Prayer of Manasee from the Vulgate Appendix which the modern Catholic Bibles don’t even bother to include! So the KJV, when you have one with the Apocrypha, like a 1611 Facsimile edition, is actually MORE COMPLETE than ANY Roman Catholic Bible.

      In the same way, the Protestant “NRSV with Apocrypha” is more complete than the “NRSV Catholic Edition.” Because the “NRSV Catholic Edition” leaves out Prayer of Manase, Psalm 151, 3rd Ezra, 3rd and 4th Macabees, whereas the Protestant “NRSV with Apocrypha” includes all the apocrypha accepted either by the Roman Catholic church or the Greek Orthodox church.

  40. ok so
    A. the KJV (AKA AV) translators numbered 54
    B. learned how to read, write, and speak: classical greek from youth and could fluently speak Hebrew by the time they were called to translate the KJV
    C. the KJV is not the same as a catholic bible or any other modern translation as it is EXCLUSIVELY translated from a text group called the textus receptus (IE received text) all modern/catholic translations come from the Alexandrian text group. the Alexandrian text group’s main documents are the sinaiticus, vaticanus, and the alexandrianus.
    D. the received text they used is word for word the same as 99% of all of the THOUSANDS of ancient manuscripts.
    E. none of the Alexandrian texts agree perfectly
    F. the NKJV was translated from the Alexandrian documents using the KJV as a guide.
    G. things that are different are not the same for example in luke 2:33 is joseph Jesus’ father? or the husband of mary? if Jesus was “born of a virgin” Joseph is ONLY the husband of mary and not Jesus’ father
    G2. if Joseph is Jesus’ father then lets put down our bibles and go watch tv because then Jesus is NOT God the Son nor is He the Savior.
    H. the KJV has over and over been shown to be the most accurate if not the perfect translation(I hold to the latter thought)

    for better information about the KJV vs the catholic bibles I suggest the video series “whats the big deal about the KJV” by sam Gipp as a starting point.

    also author. I don’t know how you were raised, but no matter what as an author of afticles about the word of God i’d advise you to handle the subject of God’s word in English with more care. less opinion more facts with citations. that reminds me

    citations
    sam gipp whats the big deal about the KJV
    chick publications website
    sam gipp’s website
    gail riplinger new age bible versions
    book of luke KJV
    gail riplinger hazardous materials
    various KJV only websites with verse by verse comparisons

    God bless you all

    • I’m not going to start a huge debate about why the KJV is inaccurate, but there is one point you make that is so terribly incorrect that I could not let it pass. You say that St. Joseph cannot be called the father of Jesus because he was not biologically Jesus’s father. The FACT of the matter is St. Joseph was Jesus’s father in all ways but biology. He took upon himself all of the duties of a father. He taught, provided for, and protected Jesus. He dropped everything and went into Egypt, a place hostile to the Jews, to keep Jesus safe from King Herod. If that’s not fatherhood, I don’t know what is. As any adoptee will tell you, biology has very little to do with true fatherhood.

  41. The point is to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.. to follow Him and trust in Him. Whether you are protestant or catholic, it is all about the Lord Father. I find denomination talk to be quite nasty at times.. God commands us to Love one another.. to be kind, tenderhearted.. to show Christ’s love to others. Anything that detracts from that is like the tree that bears no fruit — so.. forget about who/what is wrong/right.. and focus on the ONE – Almighty God.

  42. If the Bible is a message from the God, it must be fully accurate and authentic to believe and follow.

    Notwithstanding None of the Catholics the Protestants versions of Bibles are accurate and do not have similar contents.

    I don’t know why Cock and Bull stories are added in to it by humans.

    If something is inaccurate and adulterated how one could believe and follow them after all Religion is a belief.

  43. Please read and compare Exodus chapter 20.
    This is the section which presents the Ten Commandments.
    The Catholic Bible had removed the 4th commandment (the Sabbath Day) and split another commandment in two for making 10 commandments.
    For me this is the main difference.

    • RD, your assertions are misleading and deceiving. All Catholic version Bible has Ex. 20:8 “keep holy the sabbath day”. Perhaps what you mean is when we chose to worship on Sunday over Saturday loool. That’s because of the long tradition of the Apostles to worship God on the “First Day” of the week which coincides with our present “Sunday”. If you think that that’s unbiblical, check again all Catholic Bibles such as NAB, Jerusalem Bible, Daoay-Rheims, all Bible that has “Imprimi Potest” and “Imprimatur” in its introduction. Guaranteed to be Catholic book…. God bless you.

      • Hello Catholic Defender.
        You are right. It is not the Bible modified but how the Catechism “translate” it to people. The people believe the Catechism not the Bible.

        The Catechism said that worshiping the statues of the saints is not interdicted in the first commandment (which in fact is the second commandment).
        So the 3rd commandment became the 2nd in Catechism an so on, being inevitable that the last commandment to be split in 2 and the total numbers of the commandments became back 10.

        About the Sabbath/Sunday.
        There are about 3 places in The New Testament which say that Apostles were meet on Sunday and we ignore many more mentions about their weekly habit to meet on Sabbath in nature or Synagogue.
        Where is the “long tradition of the Apostles”? One time they meet Sunday because they brought aids (clothes, food) to send to other people and 2 times they keep preaching and worshiping after the Sabbath finished on sunset and the Sunday began (as said on Genesis – it was evening and after that morning).

        I prefer to stand for what Bible said not the tradition (protestant, catholic, orthodox or whatever).

        In the Revelation book it is said that the redeemed people will come to the Throne of God every Sabbath and every new Moon for worship. Wouldn’t be better if we worship on Sabbath here on earth if this event will continue to happen in Heaven? This is another prove that Sabbath commandment is still valid no matter what the clerics said.

        Meet you in Heaven on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

        • The Catechism said that worshiping the statues of the saints is not interdicted in the first commandment (which in fact is the second commandment).

          Again, please do not inject to us your own ignorance of the Catechism. Nowhere in the CCC says that “we worship” statues. That line has long been answered by great apologists and yet you still believe Catholics do worship stones.

          FYI the Catechism is NOT a replacement of the Holy Book. It was the summary of what Christians believed EVEN BEFORE THE BIBLE (380AD). The Church existed years before the compilation of the Bible. Just as any community exist before formulating its own constitution.

          Please do not ignore also the fact that without the Catholic Church there is no bible you in the Protestant world could quote chapters and verse… and the chapters? It’s a Catholic thing.

          Why not try to be fair with your comments?

  44. The differences between the King James Bible and the Catholic Bible are

    1. Catholic Bibles are approved by the Roman Catholic Church

    2. Catholic Bibles include the Deuterocanonical books (Tobit, Judith, Esther 10:4-16:24, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, Daniel 3:24-90, Daniel 13-14, 1 Maccabees, and 2 Maccabees)

  45. I’m a 74-yr Roman Catholic with an honest appreciation of all religions of the world no matter how and when they came into being because I honest believe THEIR selfish opinions and subsequent comments ABOVE are missing the boat?
    I believe there is (1) only one true God for all religions, (2) Jesus Christ is the Son of God and his life and teachings gives us the best way to achieve everlasting life in heaven when we depart this life, and, (3) all religions of the world, if practiced nobly by believers and non-believers alike, will still secure a place for themselves in heaven if they admit right from wrong, are good and honorable persons trying their best to follow the teachings of Jesus of love for their fellow men, and women, regardless whatever Bible they profess is better than the other…after all, does it really matter when you should be considering, more importantly, the salvation of your immortal soul? All Bibles tell the way….take the advice.

  46. Who wrote this article? I do not see a byline. This article contains no information on the fundamental differences between the two texts. Sadly, readers have dissolved into arguing about whose Bible is correct. What does it matter which Bible you read or which church you belong to? Saved is saved. Period.
    Arguing about whose church is best is just stupidity. Work out your own salvation and stop worrying about what others believe. All I’m seeing here is a bunch of Christians fighting about what they believe. I’m beginning to wonder if that wasn’t the intended purpose of this very odd article.

  47. @ Gene E. Bruey – [(2) Jesus Christ is the Son of God]

    Position of Jesus (peace be on him) in Islam:

    (i) Islam is the only non-Christian faith, which makes it an article of faith to believe in Jesus (pbuh). No Muslim is a Muslim if he does not believe in Jesus (pbuh).

    (ii) We believe that he was one of the mightiest Messengers of Allah (swt).

    (iii) We believe that he was born miraculously, without any male intervention, which many modern day Christians do not believe.

    (iv) We believe he was the Messiah translated Christ (pbuh).

    (v) We believe that he gave life to the dead with God’s permission.

    (iv) We believe that he healed those born blind, and the lepers with God’s permission.

    II CONCEPT OF GOD IN CHRISTIANITY:

    1. Jesus Christ (pbuh) never claimed Divinity

    One may ask, if both Muslims and Christians love and respect Jesus (pbuh), where exactly is the parting of ways? The major difference between Islam and Christianity is the Christians’ insistence on the supposed divinity of Christ (pbuh). A study of the Christian scriptures reveals that Jesus (pbuh) never claimed divinity. In fact there is not a single unequivocal statement in the entire Bible where Jesus (pbuh) himself says, “I am God” or where he says, “worship me”. In fact the Bible contains statements attributed to Jesus (pbuh) in which he preached quite the contrary. The following statements in the Bible are attributed to Jesus Christ (pbuh):

    (i) “My Father is greater than I.”
    [The Bible, John 14:28]

    (ii) “My Father is greater than all.”
    [The Bible, John 10:29]

    (iii) “…I cast out devils by the Spirit of God….”
    [The Bible, Mathew 12:28]

    (iv) “…I with the finger of God cast out devils….”
    [The Bible, Luke 11:20]

    (v) “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”
    [The Bible, John 5:30]

    2. The Mission of Jesus Christ (pbuh) – to Fulfill the Law

    Jesus (pbuh) never claimed divinity for himself. He clearly announced the nature of his mission. Jesus (pbuh) was sent by God to confirm the previous Judaic law. This is clearly evident in the following statements attributed to Jesus (pbuh) in the Gospel of Mathew:

    “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

    “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
    [The Bible, Mathew 5:17-20]

    3. God Sent Jesus’ (pbuh)

    The Bible mentions the prophetic nature of Jesus (pbuh) mission in the following verses:

    (i) “… and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.”
    [The Bible, John 14:24]

    (ii) “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.”
    [The Bible, John 17:3]

    4. Jesus Refuted even the Remotest Suggestion of his Divinity

    Consider the following incident mentioned in the Bible:
    “And behold, one came and said unto him, ‘Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?’

    And he said unto him, ‘Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.’ ”
    [The Bible, Mathew 19:16-17]

    Jesus (pbuh) did not say that to have the eternal life of paradise, man should believe in him as Almighty God or worship him as God, or believe that Jesus (pbuh) would die for his sins. On the contrary he said that the path to salvation was through keeping the commandments. It is indeed striking to note the difference between the words of Jesus Christ (pbuh) and the Christian dogma of salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus (pbuh).

    5. Jesus (pbuh) of Nazareth – a Man Approved of God

    The following statement from the Bible supports the Islamic belief that Jesus (pbuh) was a prophet of God.

    “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.”
    [The Bible, Acts 2:22]

    6. The First Commandment is that God is One

    The Bible does not support the Christian belief in trinity at all. One of the scribes once asked Jesus (pbuh) as to which was the first commandment of all, to which Jesus (pbuh) merely repeated what Moses (pbuh) had said earlier:

    “Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adonai Ikhad.”

    This is a Hebrew quotation, which means:

    “Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.”
    [The Bible, Mark 12:29]

    It is striking that the basic teachings of the Church such as Trinity and vicarious atonement find no mention in the Bible. In fact, various verses of the Bible point to Jesus’ (pbuh) actual mission, which was to fulfill the law revealed to Prophet Moses (pbuh). Indeed Jesus (pbuh) rejected any suggestions that attributed divinity to him, and explained his miracles as the power of the One True God.

    Jesus (pbuh) thus reiterated the message of monotheism that was given by all earlier prophets of Almighty God.

    NOTE: All quotations of the Bible are taken from the King James Version.

    III CONCEPT OF GOD IN OLD TESTAMENT:

    1. God is One

    The following verse from the book of Deuteronomy contains an exhortation from Moses (pbuh):

    “Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adna Ikhad”.
    It is a Hebrew quotation which means:
    “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord”
    [The Bible, Deuteronomy 6:4]

    2. Unity of God in the Book of Isaiah

    The following verses are from the Book of Isaiah:

    (i) “I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.”
    [The Bible, Isaiah 43:11]

    (ii) “I am Lord, and there is none else, there is no God besides me.”
    [The Bible, Isaiah 45:5]

    (iii) “I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.”
    [The Bible, Isaiah 46:9]

    3. Old Testament condemns idol worship

    (i) Old Testament condemns idol worship in the following verses:

    “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

    “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:”

    “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.”
    [The Bible, Exodus 20:3-5]

    (ii) A similar message is repeated in the book of Deuteronomy:

    “Thou shalt have none other gods before me.”

    “Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that in the earth beneath, or that is in the water beneath the earth.”

    “Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.”
    [The Bible, Deuteronomy 5:7-9]

    http://www.islam101.com/religions/christianity/conceptGod.htm

    • A scholar I am not.a Christian I am An orthodox christian.I am. a catholic (for your edification) is a christian also.I ask you to make this obvious.

    • @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi
      All good info but you forgot to make mention of any verse the average Christian believes Jesus is claiming divity. Being there with God in the begining, the only way to the Father, etc. Although Catholisism is a form of Christianity, the only point that mainstream Christians and Catholics seem to agree on is that Jesus is the son of God, with all other points debatable. Without refuting what others call evidence you can not prove what you believe to be correct. For example, explain why the begining of Genesis speaks of God in plural form as we or us. I look forward to any more information and thoughts you provide. Thank you. =)

  48. @Jess

    Thanks for your interest in this topic. I do not want to invent a wheel to give my arguments. If you go to the following link you will find all answers to your questions.

    http://www.irf.net/Christianity.html

    Be your own judge and think it over impartially what is correct and what is wrong. I am sure that you will arrive a logical conclusion.

    Regards

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