Chapter 13: Another Gospel. The premise of this chapter is that the editors of the “new version” Bibles “Reject Scriptural Salvation.” Riplinger says, “Ignoring the word of God, which shows us the way, and following some New Age atlas, many turn down these blind alleys looking for avenues of spiritual advancement. The street signs leading to salvation have been switched in recent Bibles. They now map out a migration away from the New Jerusalem.” This rhetoric is followed by a chart showing “When, How, What, Who, Where” with columns for “New Versions,” “New Age” and “KJV.” Riplinger doesn’t state which Bible versions she is specifically citing, nor does she say where she gets her “New Age” citations from, nor does she cite any specific passages so people can look them up in context! But for demonstration purposes, here is the text from the chart - showing no context, etc. How can we check her without excessive time-wasting?
a. KJV says “are saved”, New Age says “have been (baptized/initiated)” and “New Versions” say “have been (baptized/initiated).” I don’t know of any version which says anyone has been “initiated” into salvation, etc, so this has to be a misrepresentation. However, “have been baptized” is not a problem if the context is the fact that they are saved.
b. KJV says “are saved” while New Age and New Versions both say, “are being saved.”
a. KJV says “believe,” while New Age and New Versions say “obey.”
b. KJV says “faith” while the other two say, “faithfulness.”
a. KJV says, “the gospel,” while the others say, “a gospel.”
b. KJV says “his word,” while the others say, “a message.”
a. KJV “the God” vs “a God.”
b. KJV “the Son” vs “a son”
c. KJV “the Saviour” vs “a Savior” (is it New Age to spell Savior vs Saviour?)
d. KJV “the Spirit” vs “a spirit” (my guess is that the caps in KJV are not warranted)
KJV: “In your patience possess ye your souls”
NIV: “By standing firm you will save your souls.”
KJV: “Because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not”
NAS: “For they did not continue in my covenant and I did not care for them.”