Does Rome have anything to do with the modern unauthorized Bible versions?
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The Roman Catholic Church, her Jesuits, and Modern Bible Versions
Does Rome have anything to do with the modern unauthorized Bible versions? "If it is true that 'all roads lead to Rome,' then there needs to be somebody standing at the crossroads, directing the traffic. It is true, and there was such a man. His name was Eugene Nida...a founding member of Wycliffe Bible Translators, Executive Translations Secretary of the American Bible Society, a founding delegate of the United Bible Societies, and an adjunct professor of the **JESUIT** Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome...This man stood at the crossroads of virtually every modern translation, and of every modern revision of a previous translation..." (excerpted from Why They Changed the Bible: One World Bible For One World Religion by David W. Daniels, Chick Publications). Also included in the book is information on a machine-like system, individual events piggy backing on their predecessors. In chapter 13, "A Few Well-Placed Jesuits," Mr. Daniels includes more information on the role of Nida as well as Jesuit Walter Abbott and his article featured in the Jesuit America magazine--"This seemingly innocuous article started a ball rolling on the Catholic side" (ibid, p. 103). He noted the roles of Jesuit Augustin Bea, Jesuit Carlo Maria Martini, and Jesuit-instructed priests Alfredo Trusso and Jorge Mejia. "Everything fits together like a jigsaw puzzle, if you focus long enough" (ibid, p. 107). I have seen this to be the case. As one keeps gazing, things become extremely obvious).
A talk by the late Dr. Frank Logsdon (who wrote the preface to the New American Standard Version) reveals that the critical text that underlies almost all modern Bible versions is BASED ON MANUSCRIPTS THAT CAME OUT OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC INSTITUTION. But Rome used to BURN Bibles and people who believed the Bible. William Tyndale, our Christian brother, was burned up for translating the Bible (during the reign of Henry VIII). In 1850, the Pope was still condemning the Bible societies. The Roman Catholic institution BANNED Bible reading--but people kept reading the Bible anyway and getting saved anyway. Alexander McClure (1858), said it like this in speaking of the Authorized Version of 1611 of the Bible--"The printing of the English Bible has proved to be by far the mightiest barrier ever reared to repel the advance of Popery, and to damage all the resources of the Papacy." (Translators Revived, by Alexander McClure, 1858)
Why is there now a Jesuit Pontifical Biblical Institute? Why are many modern Bible versions based on manuscripts that came out of Rome herself (not all believe that those so-called "older and better" manuscripts are authentic. Do not forget the "Donation of Constantine" forgery.)? In a telling quote from "The Jesuits in History", the author quotes from a Jesuit meeting in Cheri, Italy in 1825,"Then the Bible, that serpent which with head erect and eyes flashing, threatens us with its venom while it trails along the ground, shall be changed into a rod AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE TO SEIZE IT... for three centuries past this cruel asp has left us no repose. You well know with what folds it entwines us and with what fangs it gnaws us." (The Jesuits in History, Hector Macpherson, Ozark Book Publishers, 1997, Appendix 1). [emphases ours]
The Holy Bible Authorized King James Version of 1611 (Pure Cambridge Edition)