Selasa, 31 Juli 2018

GARUDA SVETA-RAKTA-KHAGAH: SANG GARUDA MERAH PUTIH PEMBEBAS DARI PENJAJAHAN

GARUDA SVETA-RAKTA-KHAGAH: SANG GARUDA MERAH PUTIH PEMBEBAS DARI PENJAJAHAN

(Tulisan Pertama dari Tiga Tulisan)

Oleh: Dr. Bambang Noorsena

Alkisah, seekor kuda bernama Uccaihsrawa secara ajaib muncul ketika pengadukan gunung Mandara (Mandaragiri) untuk memperoleh tirta amerta. Pada suatu hari Winata dan Kadru, dua istri Bagawan Kasyapa, memperdebatkan warna kuda itu. "Putih", kata Winata. "Tidak semua", bantah Kadru, "ada warna hitam pada kakinya". Karena saling silang pendapat itu, mereka bertaruh dan siapa yang kalah akan menjadi budak. Keduanya akan menyaksikan langsung sosok Uccaihsrawa dari dekat, esok paginya.

Sebelum taruhan itu terjadi, Kadru menceritakan rencana itu kepada anak-anaknya, yaitu para naga. "Warna Uccaihsrawa itu putih belaka, Bunda!", kata para naga. Kadru yang cemas akan kalah, menyuruh anak-anaknya untuk memercikkan bisa ular ke ekor kuda itu supaya ada bercak warna hitamnya. Para naga mula-mula tidak mau, karena perbuatan itu tidak pantas. Kadru marah dan mengancam mengutuk mereka akan ditelan api pada saat upacara korban ular yang diselenggarakan Raja Jayamejaya, cicit Arjuna. Mereka akhirnya melaksanakan perintah ibunya.

Karena curang Kadru menang, Winata harus rela menjadi budaknya. Sementara itu, sang garuda yang baru lahir mencari keberadaan ibunya. Elang perkasa yang juga disapa "Sveta-Rakta" (Sang Merah Putih) itu, akhirnya mendapati ibunya yang diperbudak Kadru untuk mengasuh naga-naga. Sang Garuda yang tidak tega melihat penderitaan ibunya, bertanya kepada para naga apa yang bisa dilakukannya untuk pembebasan sang ibu. "Kamu harus membawa tirta amerta kepada kami, hai Putra Winata!". Garuda pun menyanggupi permohonan mereka.

Demi membebaskan sang ibu, Garuda harus menghadapi perjuangan yang berat melawan dewa-dewa. Sang Garuda menang, dan sampailah ke tempat tirta amerta berada untuk mengambilnya. "Mintalah kepadaku, hai Sang Garuda", kata Sang Hyang Wisnu yang datang tiba-tiba, "kalau kamu menginginkan air suci itu, Aku akan memberikannya". "Berikanlah kepada hamba anugerah lain", pinta Garuda. "Kalau itu permohonanmu", kata Sang Hyang Wisnu, "jadilah kamu kendaraanku dan sekaligus menjadi lambang panji-panjiku". Sang Garuda setuju.

Maka terbanglah putra Winata itu membawa amerta dan akan memberikannya kepada para naga, dengan syarat mereka harus menyucikan diri dahulu sebelum meminumnya.
Melayanglah Svarnakaya (Sang Raja Emas) itu, sembari berkata: "IDAM ANITAM AMRTAM PRWRTI MANHATAH" (Inilah jerih juangku mengambil amerta, jadilah sarana pembebasan ibuku). Menyaksikan kedatangan Garuda, naga-naga sangat senang dan ingin segera minum tirta amerta. Sementara mereka sedang bersuci, Sang Hyang Indra telah membawa kembali air suci itu ke surga. Naga-naga sangat kecewa, tetapi itulah karma yang harus diterimanya karena mereka pernah berbuat salah memecikkan bisa ular ke Uccaihsrawa, atas desakan Kadru.

Tirta amerta telah tiada, hanya tetes-tetes sisanya memercik di daun-daun ilalang. Akhirnya, naga-naga itu hanya dapat menjilati ilalang itu, sampai lidahnya tersayat dan terbelah menjadi dua (dwijihva). Sebaliknya, daun-daun ilalang itu menjadi suci karena percikan tirta amerta. TUGAS GARUDA MEMERDEKAKAN IBUNYA DARI PENJAJAHAN TELAH PARIPURNA. Sang garuda kembali ke surga, tampak begitu keramatnya setelah melalui perjuangannya berhasil memerdekakan ibunya.

Kisah kepahlawanan Sang Garuda di atas, dikutip dari kitab Adiparwa bahasa Jawa Kuno, yang telah disalin dari Mahabaratha Sanskerta pada masa pemerintahan Raja Dharmawangsa Teguh di Medang (991-1016 M), ternyata sangat menentukan corak kesenian Indonesia (Stutterheim, 1926:333).
Pilihan para bapa bangsa mengangkat garuda sebagai lambang negara mempunyai akar sejarah bangsa Indonesia yang sangat kuat dan panjang. Sejak Raja Balitung (898-910 M), Garuda telah dijadikan simbol kerajaan. Sang Burung Merah-Putih sebagai kendaraan Wisnu ini juga diabadikan dalam relief sejumlah candi (Prambanan, Banon, Belahan, Kidal, dan Kedaton) dari berbagai masa dalam sejarah kerajaan-kerajaan Nusantara.

Selanjutnya, raja-raja Kediri, sejak Airlangga (1016-1042) dalam memberitakan tanah sima (bebas pajak) di desa Talan disertai dengan cap garuda (Garuda mukha), yang kemudian diteguhkan oleh Prabhu Jayabaya. Sejak Airlangga sampai raja Kadiri yang terakhir, Kerthajaya (1222), yang membangun Candi Penataran, Garuda Muka selalu dijadikan lencana negara (Muhammad Yamin 1951:146-147).

Kisah sang Garuda yang diuraikan di awal tulisan ini, selain tertulis dalam Adiparwa, juga dipahatkan dalam relief candi Kidal, yang dibangun sebagai penghormatan kepada Anusapati, raja kedua dari kerajaan Singhasari (1227-1248 M), yang mengandung magis-simbolis, yakni lambang kelepasan dan pembebasan jiwa (Made Titib, 2000:387).

Perjalanan sejarah panjang bangsa membuktikan bahwa simbol Garuda bukan hal yang asing bagi kebudayaan Indonesia. "Es wird getragen von dem Garuda, dem Indonesischen Adler der Mythologie und des Symbolisme" (Perlambang itu didukung oleh Garuda, yaitu burung Garuda dari mitologi dan simbolisme), kata Bung Karno di depan Universitas Hiedelberg, Germany, tanggal 22 Juni 1956. "Uns bedeutet der Garuda schöpferische kraft. Er trägt siebzehn flugfedern an jedem flugel und hat acht schwanzfedern" (Garuda berarti kekuatan kreatif bagi kami. Dia membawa tujuh belas bulu terbang di setiap sayap dan memiliki delapan bulu ekor), demikian Karno menjelaskan kemerdekaan Indonesia, 17 Agustus 1945.

Sebagai kendaraan dan panji-panji Wisnu, sifat sebagai pemelihara dunia juga melekat pada sosok sang Garuda. Karena itu, sejak zaman kuno sosok Garuda juga menjadi simbol nasionalisme Indonesia, khususnya manifestasi Pancasila. Lebih dari semua itu, makna kontekstual Garuda itu dalam perjuangan bangsa kita, tidak lain menggambarkan perjuangan Indonesia sebagai bangsa yang besar dan negara yang kuat. KISAH SANG GARUDA MEMBEBASKAN IBUNYA DARI PERBUDAKAN, MENGGAMBARKAN PERJUANGAN TANPA LELAH SEMUA ANAK-ANAK BANGSA MEMERDEKAKAN IBU PERTIWI DARI SEGALA BENTUK KAPITALISME, KOLONIALISME DAN IMPERIALISME.

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you are beloved...

July 31, 2018
You Are Beloved
BOBBY SCHULLER

from: CrossCards, Encouragement for today

"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" 1 John 3:1a (NIV)

You are not what you do.
You are not what you have.
You are not what people say about you.
You are God's beloved daughter. 
This is your only true identity.

Though we are many things — parents, ministry leaders, entrepreneurs, sinners and saints, God only sees us as one thing: His beloved.

We might believe we are the beloved of God consciously; maybe we hear it all the time. But many of us struggle to truly believe it unconsciously. Deep down there's a self-talk we don't always see driving many of our decisions and emotions; there are voices telling us we're not enough, we need to be more, do more and be better. "Only then" will we be worthy of belonging.

I remember the first time I realized these unconscious voices were swirling around in my heart.

I was telling my wife a story how as a kid I did something clumsy. Consciously, the story was funny to me. It made a family relative freak out and call me a name. I'm laughing as I'm telling her the story and I say, "He got so mad he called me a …" Then something bizarre happened. My face, throat and chest locked up. I couldn't even get the mean word out and started weeping.

I'm not one to cry often, but this night I cried like crazy, all the way home, and I could barely drive. Though painful, the experience was also cathartic and enlightening.

I realized something amazing. I'd been carrying those words in my heart for so long and had never noticed them. Deep down inside there was this kid, me, who wondered if in the end he was just the worthless name he'd been called.

We all do this. It might have been said by someone we love or someone we hated. Maybe it wasn't blatantly said but expressed through an unloving action. We might say we are God's beloved, but there's often a deeper, self-rejecting voice. It's this harmful voice we need to bring to the surface, think about, feel and give to the Lord. We can do that through training and replacing that voice with what Henri Nouwen called "the voice of the beloved."

I once heard him give a speech about how we are not what we do, what we have or what people say about us. We who follow Jesus are God's beloved daughters and sons. I decided I needed to believe this, deep down. I needed to train this into my heart. So I wrote it as a creed to practice. I said it slowly, as a meditation, every time I would pray. Over time as I spoke this creed over my life, I watched how more than any other discipline, it powerfully transformed my life into Christ-likeness. I'd like to share it with you:

"I'm not what I do.
I'm not what I have.
I'm not what people say about me.
I am the beloved of God.
It's who I am.
No one can take it from me.
I don't have to worry.
I don't have to hurry.
I can trust my friend Jesus and share His love with the world."

Friend, you are so loved. You do enough. You are enough. God's Word reminds us to "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" (1 John 3:1a)



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Victor Christianto
Founder of The Second Coming Institute, www.sci4God.com
Founder of www.DigiMBA.com, Preparing Leaders for 21st Century
Founder of www.acaraindo.com, Promoting cultural and music events in Jakarta and other cities
Founder of www.ketindo.com, A renewable energy consultant
My books and papers can be found at:
 
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We love you all nations, but time is very very limited. Be hurry to repent and receive Jesus Christ. Find a guide to help you repent and receive Jesus Christ, in this link http://www.esnips.com/web/Guidetorepent,
http://www.esnips.com/web/RepentanceGuide.
Print this guide, copy as many as you can, and distribute this to as many countries as you can, including Asian countries such as China, Burma, Thailand, Campuchea, Laos, Srilanka, and Vietnam. Pray and ask to God first before you select a language for your country. That is the message: be hurry be very very very very very hurry to repent and receive Jesus Christ, all corners of the world.
Don't you know that Jesus Christ will come again soon? That is why you should be hurry and quickly to repent and do your repentance. Tweet this message quickly and distribute this message to as many countries as you can including to all your friends quickly, quickly, quickly today. Follow Jesus only at http://www.twitter.com/Christianto2013.
Send this message quickly to all your colleagues and to all your friends. Thank you, Jesus Christ already help you. 

blog: http://guidetorepent.blogspot.com, http://findtheTruthnow.blogspot.com,
http://evangelismwithsocialmedia.blogspot.com
guide: http://GoodNews.getfreehosting.co.uk/digfile/cms/index.php (login with 'visitor')
video: http://youtube.com/guidetorepent,
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VChristianto,
and follow Jesus only at www.twitter.com/Christianto2013

**KINDLE BOOKS:
authorpage: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00AZEDP4E
Articles dictated by Jesus Christ. Book Two. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AYR3F9C
Articles dictated by Jesus Christ. Book One. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AYR6TJU
by Jesus Christ: How social darwinism ruin America and the World. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZDJJQI
by Jesus Christ: Evangelism for Difficult People. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZDJCLA
by Jesus Christ: How you can do Evangelism with Social Media. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZDXZLI
by Jesus Christ: The Nicene Creed. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZDYMJ2
by Jesus Christ: Logos, Memra, and other letter for Economists. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZDY7JW
by Jesus Christ: our Father in Heaven prayer. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZKZUNM
Some problems of Nuclear Energy development in Asia: A literature survey. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4LW5ZW

Some papers at www.vixra.org:
www.vixra.org/abs/0912.0036
www.vixra.org/abs/0912.0037
www.vixra.org/abs/1001.0005
www.vixra.org/abs/1001.0003
www.vixra.org/abs/0912.0053

Senin, 30 Juli 2018

Bincang-bincang Kebangsaan Peringati 639 Tahun Bhinneka Tunggal Ika


"Bincang-bincang Kebangsaan Peringati 639 Tahun Bhinneka Tunggal Ika"
Senin, 30 Juli 2018 18:00
Laporan Wartawan Tribun Bali, Busrah Hisam Ardans

TRIBUN-BALI.COM, DENPASAR - Institute for Syriac Culture Studies (ISCS), LBH Apik Bali, PW Ansor Bali, dan Peacemakers of Indonesia Society (PIS) bersama-sama mengadakan bincang-bincang kebangsaan memperingati 639 tahun lahirnya Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, Sabtu (28/7/2018) kemarin, di The Banjar, Jalan Raya Kuta.

Tercatat pada tahun 1380 istilah Bhinneka Tunggal Ika pertama kali dikemukakan seorang penulis yakni Mpu Tantular, dalam karyanya yang berjudul Porusaddasanta (atau yang lebih dikenal dengan Kekawin Sutasoma).

Abraham Aji sebagai ketua panitia saat dikonfirmasi Tribun Bali mengatakan, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika hadir dari lontar Sutasoma yang juga bermakna berbeda-beda tetapi tetap satu.

Aji menyebutkan, maksud dan tujuan dari diadakannya acara tersebut ialah kembali mengingat nilai-nilai kebhinnekaan dan mempererat tali kebangsaan yang akhir-akhir ini mulai renggang.

"Tatkala perekat kebangsaan kita mulai melonggar akhir-akhir ini, ironisnya agama-agama yang seharusnya membawa misi: rahmatan lil 'alamin (rahmat bagi semesta alam), jagaddhita (kebahagiaan di dunia), atau pax in terra (damai di bumi), justru acap kali dijadikan alat justifikasi politik kekerasan "atas nama Tuhan". Maka kita kembali mencari rujukan sejarah demi perekatan kembali kesatuan dan keutuhan bangsa," sebut dia.

Menurut istilah Bung Karno ucapnya, "Jangan sekali-kali meninggalkan sejarah" (JASMERAH).

Ini merupakan hal yang substansi agar tidak keliru memahami sejarah.

Apalagi tambahnya, bangsa Indonesia memiliki seorang pujangga dalam merumuskan Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.

"Kita belajar dari sejarah agar tidak tergelincir di masa depan. Dalam sejarah kebangsaan, kita menemukan acuan dari Mpu Tantular, seorang pujangga dari zaman Majapahit. Pada tahun 1380 Mpu Tantular menulis karyanya yang berjudul Porusaddasanta (atau yang lebih dikenal dengan Kekawin Sutasoma). Dari lontar Sutasoma tersebut kita memperoleh seloka Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (berbeda-beda tetapi tetap satu). Pandangan Mpu Tantular sangat penting kita kedepankan kembali di tengah-tengah situasi bangsa sekarang ini," paparnya.

Ia berharap bincang-bincang tersebut menjadi nilai perekat dalam kesatuan bangsa, juga upaya mengantisipasi dini menghadapi bahasa disintegrasi.

"Lebih menanamkan nilai-nilai "spiritualitas semesta" kepada setiap umat beragama, agar dapat hidup ber-pro-existense, bersama-sama umat beragama lainnya demi masa depan bangsa dan umat manusia," lanjut dia.

Acara ini juga menghadirkan pembicara Cok Sawitri dengan tema "Memahami Kakawin Sutasoma dan Filosofi Bhinneka Tunggal Ika", Dr. Bambang Noorsena dengan tema "Banawa Sekar Tanakung dan Masa Akhir Majapahit (Sebuah Refleksi Kebangsaan), dan Prof. Dr.Sumanto Al-Qurtuby "Arus, Cina-Islam-Jawa: Peranan Tionghoa Dalam Perubahan Peta Politik Nusantara Abad Ke XV-XVI". (*)

Penulis: Busrah Ardans
Editor: Irma Budiarti
Sumber: Tribun Bali

Dikutip dari http://bali.tribunnews.com/amp/2018/07/30/bincang-bincang-kebangsaan-peringati-639-tahun-bhinneka-tunggal-ika


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Sabtu, 21 Juli 2018

3 mile-an-hour God: the speed of Love

3 mile-an-hour God: the speed of Love


Shalom, all brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. Do you realize that our life can be summarized in one word: faster.
Anything we do, we do that faster and faster. Read fast. Eat fast. Speak fast. Walk fast. Drive fast. Pray fast. And so on.
Sometimes we forget that God want to walk with us at 3 mile an hour speed. As a Christian blogger wrote recently:(1)

John 9:1 says, "As he passed by, Jesus saw a man blind from birth." What if he was driving, running, or in a hurry? Instead, Jesus moved with a pace at which he could "see." He saw the man. He saw his need and he had compassion.

A Japanese theologian named Kosuke Koyama wrote a book called Three Mile an Hour God. In it he wrote:
"Love has its speed. It is a different kind of speed from the technological speed to which we are accustomed. It goes on in the depth of life at 3 miles per hour. It is the speed we walk and therefore the speed the love of God walks."
Jesus walks at the speed of love. He's our 3 mile-an-hour Savior. And he sees you. He sees your secrets and baggage, your pain and fear. He sees death and dung, and still chooses to walk among us. To forgive, to heal, to help.

Would you adjust your pace? Would you slow down so that you can "see"? See God's work in the world. See how you might join in on what He's doing. See the people around you. Know their needs. How can we be unhurried, undistracted, and attentive to the world around us? ​​

Go for a walk.
Sit on your front step in the evening.
Redefine how you use electronic devices.
Remove a few unnecessary items from your crowded calendar.
Set aside a few quiet moments every day to read God's word. To commune with him in prayer.

"As he passed by . . ." Jesus sees you. He's your 3 mile-an-hour Savior.


Here is a story of a man who chooses to walk for Jesus, and people whom he met along his walk:

William C.Heller Jr.6/21/2018 05:32:24 pm

This is my brief true story of a time in my life when I took a walk for Jesus.This journey began at highway 55 and Butler Hill road. I began walking up the ramp and praying to God this prayer. God you know I cannot walk to where ever you wish me to go. Would you please send me a ride and the person you desire me to talk to. Half way up the ramp a young man of college age stopped and offered me a ride.He then began to tell me all about his life and the church he attended which is the First Baptist church Of Festus.
The next thing he told me is how he was worried about his final exams in college. I told him how I once had to take my exams for my GED and asked God to help me take the test and that help came in the sense of calmness.The next thing I said to this young man was, You go to church, Have you asked God for any help in your life? He looked at me as if he new what to do next. By this time he was pulling off the side of the road right in front of the First Baptist Church which sits on the side of the highway.As I got out of his car he thanked me for my help.there was now a calm about him as well.
I sat on the guard rail for no more than fifteen minutes and began to walk as I prayed once more the same prayer as before. Right away I heard air brakes on a truck behind me and looked back as this man was only a few feet away and motioned for me to get into his truck. I am John Murdock a dairy driver from Madison, Wisconsin. I said my name is William Heller and I am walking for Jesus.He then told me about a young lady he had met on the road the week before doing the same thing.John would ask me about all things he had questions about the Bible. As he made his deliveries for the day and the day ended he invited me to stay with him and he bought me dinner and breakfast. I spent three days with John and he left me off on Highway 75 leading down to Atlanta. His last words were, I going to go home and read my Bible this weekend. This is only a small part of my walk for Jesus.If you like to hear more let your fingers do the walking and write me.


My prayer in this sunday morning (22/7/2018, pk. 7:23)

Jesus, forgive me for trying to do things faster and faster
Meanwhile, teach me to learn how to walk and love at a lower speed
Teach me to meet and greet people that I see along the walk
Thank you for Your forgiveness
Amen


Versi 1.0: 22 july 2018, pk. 7:24
Victor Christianto
The Second Coming Institute, www.sci4God.com
Books and papers: http://independent.academia.edu/VChristianto

References:
(1) http://www.sixthgen.com/the-blog/three-mile-an-hour-god


Victor Christianto
*Founder and Technical Director, www.ketindo.com
E-learning and consulting services in renewable energy
**Founder of Second Coming Institute, www.sci4God.com
Http://www.facebook.com/vchristianto
Twitter: @Christianto2013, Line: @ThirdElijah, IG: @ThirdElijah
***books: http://nulisbuku.com/books/view_book/9035/sangkakala-sudah-ditiup
http://nulisbuku.com/books/view_book/9694/sastra-harjendra-ajaran-luhur-dari-tuhan-a5
http://www.unesco.chair.network.uevora.pt/media/kunena/attachments/731/ChristologyReloaded_Aug2016.pdf
http://fs.gallup.unm.edu/APS-Abstracts/APS-Abstracts-list.htm
http://independent.academia.edu/VChristianto
Http://researchgate.net/profile/Victor_Christianto/
http://www.amazon.com/Victor-Christianto/e/B00AZEDP4E
http://nulisbuku.com/books/view_book/9661/teologi-yesus-sobat-kita-10-artikel-dialog-antara-teologi-dan-sains
http://nulisbuku.com/books/view_book/9693/jalan-yang-lurus-manual-anak-anak-terang-a5
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/mathematics/special_issues/Beyond_Quantum_Physics_Computation

Prau Layar

Prau Layar

Oleh Victor Christianto


Mark 4:37 >>
Lalu mengamuklah taufan yang sangat dahsyat dan ombak menyembur masuk ke dalam perahu, sehingga perahu itu mulai penuh dengan air.

(Artikel ini akan saya tulis singkat saja)*

Pendeta Wahyu Pramudya agaknya penggemar berat lagu Gereja Bagai Bahtera, setidaknya itulah kesan yang saya dapat ketika dalam suatu seminar yang diadakan BPMSW Jatim, beliau mengajak semua peserta agar menyanyikan lagu tersebut dengan segenap hati. Di sela-sela bait demi bait, beliau menyatakan bahwa ada banyak jemaat yang sok tahu dst dst.. Saya tidak akan komentari ini, karena memang begitu bunyi lirik lagu tersebut.

Jadi teringat akan sebuah lagu yang memberi kesan mendalam pada saya. Ketika itu sekitar 2015 saya bekerja di Surakarta di sebuah lembaga kristen, dan setiap selasa sore, pulang kerja teman-teman berlima termasuk saya akan pergi ke suatu rumah joglo milik salah satu tokoh negeri ini. Kami dipersilakan berlatih gamelan sepuasnya, dengan seorang pelatih yang mumpuni tentunya.
Kami bergantian berlatih menggunakan perangkat gamelan tersebut, dan sejujurnya saya merasa sudah agak lupa cara bermain gamelan. Maklumlah terakhir kali main gamelan juga pas SMA aja.
Saya juga sering kleru-kleru memukul alat tersebut pada ketukan yang tepat.
Suatu kali, pas ada teman yang tidak ikut latihan, dan saya kebagian pegang gong. Nah, salah satu lagu yang kami latih adalah Prau Layar, salah satu karya Ki Nartosabdo almarhum yang kabarnya sangat populer di Jawa Tengah.(2)
Nah, ketika lagu itu kami mainkan, saya jadi larut dalam ritme alunan lagu dan gong yang saya pukul kok ya bisa pas terus ketukannya. Pikiran saya seperti mengembara ikut membayangkan sedang naik perahu layar di danau yang sejuk.

Sekarang kisah Pak Martin
Beberapa waktu lalu, Pdt. Martin Krisanto Nugroho yang saya kenal baik sejak masih SMA, mengirimkan link video klipnya di youtube, sangat menarik karena dia menceritakan pengalamannya waktu masih sekolah. Ya biasalah anak muda, tidak dulu tidak sekarang suka ngebut, dan akhirnya sepeda motornya remuk. Diceritakannya betapa dia ketakutan pada ayahnya yang pasti marah.**

Nah, sekarang saatnya masuk perenungan, jika Anda sebagai warga gereja, analogi yang mana yang paling tepat menggambarkan gereja tempat Anda bernaung: bahtera, perahu layar, atau sepeda motor yang dikemudikan cepat tapi agak kacau pengemudinya?

Ijinkan saya mengutip pemikiran salah satu teolog Jepang, almarhum Kosuke Koyama, yang salah satu artikelnya sangat menarik: "Tuhan yang berkecepatan 3 mil per jam."(3)
Kosuke Koyama adalah teolog Asia yang piawai membuat analogi, salah satunya adalah tentang "Tiada gagang pada salib." Maksudnya salib itu mesti dipikul, bukan digenggam seperti palu atau gawai.(4)
Beliau menegaskan betapa sering kita sebagai gereja tergesa-gesa ke sana kemari tanpa tujuan yang jelas. Tidak heran kita sering bingung sendiri lalu berteriak seperti refren lagu Gereja bagai bahtera: "Tuhan tolonglah."
Seandainya kita mengendalikan perahu layar kita sesuai ke mana arah angin (Roh Kudus), meski terasa lambat namun pasti akan berlayar ke tujuan yang tepat. Intinya bukan kecepatan yang penting, namun apakah kita di rute yang memang Tuhan kehendaki.
Menurut penuturan Yesus sendiri, angin (Roh Kudus) bergerak ke mana Dia mau:

"8 Angin bertiup ke mana ia mau, dan engkau mendengar bunyinya, tetapi engkau
tidak tahu dari mana ia datang atau ke mana ia pergi. Demikianlah halnya dengan
tiap-tiap orang yang lahir dari Roh." - Yoh. 3:8

Lihat juga petikan kisah Filipus :

26 Kemudian berkatalah seorang malaikat Tuhan kepada Filipus, katanya: "Bangunlah dan berangkatlah ke sebelah selatan, menurut jalan yang turun dari Yerusalem ke Gaza." Jalan itu jalan yang sunyi.
27 Lalu berangkatlah Filipus. Adalah seorang Etiopia, seorang sida-sida, pembesar dan kepala perbendaharaan Sri Kandake, ratu negeri Etiopia, yang pergi ke Yerusalem untuk beribadah.
28 Sekarang orang itu sedang dalam perjalanan pulang dan duduk dalam keretanya sambil membaca kitab nabi Yesaya.
29 Lalu kata Roh kepada Filipus: "Pergilah ke situ dan dekatilah kereta itu!"
30 Filipus segera ke situ dan mendengar sida-sida itu sedang membaca kitab nabi Yesaya. Kata Filipus: "Mengertikah tuan apa yang tuan baca itu?" - Kis. 8:26-30

Nah, sekarang kembali pada kita: pertanyaannya apakah kita sebagai gereja mau ikut petunjuk Tuhan atau kita mau membajak Tuhan agar mengikuti maunya kita?
Mari kita semua bertobat dan belajar mencari wajah Tuhan sebelum melangkah, seperti Daud, Filipus, Paulus dan lain-lain.(1)
Tuhan menyertai Anda semua. Amin.

note:
* Kisah ini bukan untuk menyindir lho, namun justru untuk menyemangati kedua pendeta yang penulis hormati tersebut. Juga colek Hadi, Benny, Tika dan Oddy :-)
** Artike ini ditulis buat Pdt. Martin Krisanto yang telah berbagi kisahnya.


Versi 1.0: 21 july 2018, pk. 20:35
Versi 1.1: 22 july 2018, pk. 5:55
Victor Christianto
The Second Coming Institute, www.sci4God.com
Books and papers: http://independent.academia.edu/VChristianto

Referensi:
(1) Cindy Jacobs. The voice of God. Light publisher, 2017
(2) Http://lirikcampursarinan.blogspot.com
(3) Kosuke Koyama. Tuhan berkecepatan 3 mil per jam. Url: http://www.sixthgen.com/the-blog/three-mile-an-hour-god
(4) Kosuke Koyama. Tiada gagang pada salib. Lihat karya Evenhaizer Nuban Timo: http://repository.uksw.edu/bitstream/123456789/6281/2/ART_Ebenhaizer%20I.%20Nuban%20Timo_Pencarian%20Kesaksian%20Kristen_fulltext.pdf


Lirik / Syair Lagu
Prau Layar
Cipt: Ki Nartosabdo (alm)

Yo konco ning nggisik gembiro
Alerap lerap banyune segoro
Angliyak numpak prau layar
Ing dino minggu keh pariwisoto
Alon praune wis nengah
Byak byuk byak banyu binelah
Ora jemu jemu karo mesem ngguyu
Ngilangake roso lungkrah lesu
Adik njawil mas, jebul wis sore
Witing klopo katon ngawe awe
Prayogane becik balik wae
Dene sesuk esuk
Tumandang nyambut gawe



Victor Christianto
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Twitter: @Christianto2013, Line: @ThirdElijah, IG: @ThirdElijah
***books: http://nulisbuku.com/books/view_book/9035/sangkakala-sudah-ditiup
http://nulisbuku.com/books/view_book/9694/sastra-harjendra-ajaran-luhur-dari-tuhan-a5
http://www.unesco.chair.network.uevora.pt/media/kunena/attachments/731/ChristologyReloaded_Aug2016.pdf
http://fs.gallup.unm.edu/APS-Abstracts/APS-Abstracts-list.htm
http://independent.academia.edu/VChristianto
Http://researchgate.net/profile/Victor_Christianto/
http://www.amazon.com/Victor-Christianto/e/B00AZEDP4E
http://nulisbuku.com/books/view_book/9661/teologi-yesus-sobat-kita-10-artikel-dialog-antara-teologi-dan-sains
http://nulisbuku.com/books/view_book/9693/jalan-yang-lurus-manual-anak-anak-terang-a5
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/mathematics/special_issues/Beyond_Quantum_Physics_Computation

Senin, 09 Juli 2018

Beware Of Satan's Latest “New International Reader's Version” (NIRV): The Antichrist's Bible!

Beware Of Satan's Latest “New International Reader's Version” (NIRV): The Antichrist's Bible!


By David J. Stewart | October 2014

2nd Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God:
but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”




atan is a master deceiver and he knows that the most effective way to deceive the church is with confusion, incrementally moving the ancient landmark, changing the Bible a little at a time until we cannot even recognize it anymore. By the way, the NIV butchers are at it again, publishing their new “New International Reader's Version” (NIRV), and hundreds of supporting sales products related to it. Tragically, the NIRV is aimed at children. Please don't let your children become children of the Devil by giving them a corrupt Bible version produced by occultists in the 19th century. Hell will be hot!
Listen to what Hitler's Nazi-fascist minister of propaganda said about the ease of deceiving people...
“It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.” ―Joseph Goebbels
The preceding quote is important. Learn it, because it explains the dangers behind the modern corrupt Bible versions. I was thinking today that both the Bible and money are printed on paper. They both use ink. They both contain numbers and letters. So what's the difference? What makes one piece of paper with ink and characters any different than the other? Likewise, words can be assigned different meanings. This is what Joseph Goebbels is saying. They are mere words, and words can be redefined to mean anything that we want them to mean. This is why it is so utterly important that we contend for the Christian faith and “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die” as the Bible says in Revelation 3:2. Our precious churches are dying because Satan has succeeded in taking away the holy inspired Words of God.
Do you think Satan is less effective at lying and deceiving than Joseph Goebbels? Notice that he uses the word “disguise.” Satan has disguised his corrupt fake Bible versions as the holy Word of God. The NIV series will continue to corrupt the Word of God, incrementally, preparing the world to receive the coming Antichrist! Let me show you some examples.
 
NIRV Perverts the Plan of Salvation
The following is a comparison between Mark 1:15 in the King James Bible, the hellish NIV and the new satanic NIRV. Here you can clearly see the way that Satan is incrementally, gradually, corrupting the Word of God...
KING JAMES BIBLE — Mark 1:15, “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION — Mark 1:15, “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — Mark 1:15, “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Turn away from your sins and believe the good news!
Do you see how sneaky the Devil is? They have corrupted the meaning of repentance. The Greek word for “repent” here is metanoeo, in the King James Bible, which means “to think differently.” The Committee On Biblical Translation has taken upon themselves to corrupt the Bible to mean something entirely different than what God said. The NIRV wrongly defines repent to mean “turn away from your sins,” which is adding human effort to the simple plan of salvation. No where in the entire Bible are we ever told to turn away from our sins to be saved. It is Roman Catholic theology. Look in any modern dictionary under “repent” and you'll see that it is defined as “turning from sins,” but the Bible defines repent as a change of mind or to think differently. By the way, beware of all the Greek lexicons and Bible study aids which have been corrupted as well. For an excellent book on the subject, please read Dr. Gail Riplinger's excellent book, “Hazardous Materials” (Greek and Hebrew Study Dangers - The Voice Of Strangers).
Beware of today's corrupt theology that defines repentance as amending one's ways, bettering one's life, forsaking the old paths of sin, turning from sin, and surrendering one's life to Christ in order to be saved. These are proper in their place, but are absolutely not required for salvation. The Bible irrefutably teaches that we are saved solely by the gift of God's grace, by the sacrifice of His only begotten Son on the cross for our sins and His resurrection from the grave. 1st Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” Unholy hands on the Bible have perverted the plan of salvation. The NIV turns salvation into a process.
Pastor Charles Stanley errantly teaches, “To be saved, you must place faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins. That decision requires a change of mind, or repentance, about your way of life. Both happen at the same time.”[1] Mr. Stanley is wrong, repentance is not a change of mind about your way of life. The Bible doesn't tell us what the change of mind is concerning. Romans 3:19, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”
Repentance is seeing yourself as an unholy sinner in the eyes of a holy God and realizing that you are totally incapable of saving yourself. It is impossible to get saved without repenting, because repentance is what compels you to put your trust in Christ, and repentance and faith happen at the same time. Repentance is simply a change of mind, nothing more or less. Whereas the unsaved world doesn't want anything to do with Jesus Christ because they don't want to be reproved for their sins (John 3:20); the person who believes on Jesus to be saved does so because they've changed their mind and are now acknowledging their sinnership.
 
NIRV Publishers Condemn Themselves by Selling Bibles to Make Money
What knuckleheads and hypocrites! They pervert 2nd Corinthians 2:17 from corrupting the wording of God to selling the Word of God...
KING JAMES BIBLE — 2nd Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — 2nd Corinthians 2:17, “Unlike many people, we aren’t selling God’s word to make money. In fact, it is just the opposite. Because of Christ we speak honestly before God. We speak like people God has sent.”
Zondervan sells Bibles to make money! Don't let them kid you!
The King James Bible condemns those who “CORRUPT THE WORD OF GOD.” It doesn't surprise me that the greedy people who butcher the Word of God to make it more marketable would change this Bible passage in an attempt to exonerate themselves. The Greek word for “corrupt” in the King James Bible is kapēleuō and means, “(a huckster); to retail, that is, (by implication) to adulterate.” A huckster is someone who sells shoddy goods. It means much more than simply “selling God's Word” as the NIRV wrongly states; but rather, it refers to someone who is shady, like a shifty used car salesman, or a crooked politician like Barack Obama and his fraudulent ObamaCare that doesn't care about anybody!
The word kapēleuō refers to shady people who pervert (adulterate) the Word of God to sell it and make money. The publishers of the NIV series and all who profit lucratively from it's massive sales are criminals in God's eyes. They have perverted (corrupted) the living Words of God!!! If, as the NIRV states in 2nd Corinthians 2:17, selling the Word of God is wrong, then they are big time guilty, because the NIV series is the most used Bible in churches today. I wish every pastor in America would teach this truth to their congregation.
By the way, the original 1984 NIV has been discontinued...
Zondervan to Discontinue the Original NIV Bible
Having failed to successfully promote an alleged "gender inclusive" version of the Bible from 2005 to 2009, publishing giant, Zondervan, has elected to try again. This time, however, instead of publishing an edited version of the NIV in addition to the standard 1984 edition, Zondervan has elected to simply kill the original NIV and call what's coming out this month an "update." If some of the problems inherent in the original NIV weren't troubling enough, Zondervan editors and management appear bent on revising it to fit the tastes of the modern world, i.e., inclusion and feminism. As they do, they also appear to be content with alienating at least a portion of their base in the process.

In reality, the "updated" NIV appears to be little more than a rehash of the aforementioned 2005 gender neutral mishap known as Today's New International Version (TNIV). According to a March 14, 2011, article in The Christian Post, statistics compiled by Christian web techies Robert Slowley and John Dryer show that "31 percent of the TNIV is retained in the updated NIV." The Christian Post story also reported that The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, one of the leading critics of the short-lived TNIV, have released a statement saying it could not recommend the new NIV Bible because of "over 3,600 gender-related problems" that were previously described in its critique of the TNIV. ...
We are at war ladies and gentlemen, and we are losing the battle. Thankfully, we are ultimately on the winning side in Jesus Christ!
NIRV Says Jesus Didn't Want to Hold On to Being God
The NIV butchers attack Christ's deity (that He is almighty God) by corrupting Philippians 2:6...
KING JAMES BIBLE — Philippians 2:6, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — Philippians 2:6, “In his very nature he was God. But he did not think that being equal with God was something he should hold on to.”
Do you see how the NIRV totally 180 degrees, says the exact opposite of the King James Bible! Ladies and gentleman, there is not one verse in the entire King James Bible where Jesus downplays His deity. The Bible says that Jesus humbled Himself as a man, but He never said that He didn't think He should be equal with God the Father.
 
NIRV Changes Jesus' Words from “my Father” to “the Father”
Look how the NIRV perverts Christ's deity further in John 10:30...
KING JAMES BIBLE — John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.”
Notice that they change “my Father” to “the Father,” implying that God is not Jesus' Father, and thus, Jesus is not the Son of God. You must understand that the Devil hates Jesus Christ. You must understand that Satan's primary goal is to convince people that Jesus was a great man, a powerful influence, a charismatic leader, a major prophet, a gifted speaker and a miracle worker, but NOT THE SON OF GOD, THAT IS, THE INCARNATE WORD, GOD ALMIGHTY IN THE FLESH.
Revelation 1:8 in the King James Bible calls Jesus “the almighty,” but the NIRV changes it to “the Mighty One.” There's a big difference between being mighty verses almighty! Jehovah's Witnesses (JW's) errantly claim that Jesus is “a god,” but not “The God.” In fact, JW's claim that Michael the archangel became Jesus on earth, and then returned as Michael to Heaven. This is satanic doctrine. In sharp contrast, the Bible teaches that Jesus came to earth as the Godhead incarnate.
 
NIRV Brutally Attacks the Godhead and Deity of Jesus Christ
Look how the Devil has messed-up the Word of God in Colossians 2:9, attacking the Godhead and Christ's deity...
KING JAMES BIBLE — Colossians 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — Colossians 2:9, “God’s whole nature is living in Christ in human form.”
Huh? Whoa! Talk about butchering the Bible. Zondervan publishers and those involved in producing the NIV series are shady hucksters, who've corrupted the Word of God to broaden their marketing base as much as possible. It breaks my heart that Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches are as indifferent as anybody on the issue! It is wickedness!
Modern corrupt Bible versions remove the word godhead. All three mentions of the word godhead (Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20 and Colossians 2:9) are completely stricken from all modern corrupt Bible versions. Wake up my friends, because Satan is attacking the Godhead and the deity of Christ Jesus. I challenge you to look up other Scriptures in the NIRV, which you can freely read online and search its contents. God's nature wasn't living in Christ; but rather, God the Father and the Holy Spirit indwelt the Savior, manifesting themselves to the world in the person of Jesus Christ.
Jesus is almighty God! 1st Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” John 1:1-2 and 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Jesus came to earth as the incarnate Word, and the Word was God!
 
Jesus Did Not Spill His Blood!
I could give you hundreds of serious problems with the NIRV. Here's another blunder, teaching bullcrap theology, saying that Jesus “spilled” His blood like some bumbling drunk...
KING JAMES BIBLE — Hebrews 9:12, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — Hebrews 9:12, “He did not enter by spilling the blood of goats and calves. He entered the Most Holy Room by spilling his own blood. He did it once and for all time. He paid the price to set us free from sin forever.”
Hebrews 12:24 teaches that Jesus “SPRINKLED” His precious blood on the heavenly mercy seat, which is what the Old Testament high-priest did once a year in the holy of holies to atone for the sins of the people. Hebrews 12:24, “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”
 
NIRV Perverts Biblical Curse Upon Booze Drinkers
In Proverbs 20:1 of the King James Bible, the Word of God teaches that intoxicating beverages mock the idiot who drinks them, but the corrupt NIRV says that your only a fool if led down the wrong path by them...
KING JAMES BIBLE — Proverbs 20:1, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”

NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — Proverbs 20:1, “Wine causes you to make fun of others, and beer causes you to start fights. Anyone who is led down the wrong path by them is not wise.”
The Bible says you're a fool even if you drink booze at all (and that includes all forms of intoxicating alcoholic beverages). You'd be surprised how many drunks started off by having just a little glass of wine with their meals.
 
NIRV Corrupts Revelation 11:8 Concerning the Wicked City of Jerusalem
There are numerous theological blunders in the NIRV in this Scripture. Notice that the NIRV changes “our Lord” to “their Lord.” These unholy Bible-butchers don't know the Lord Jesus Christ and are not saved, which is why they don't want to claim Jesus Christ as “our Lord”...
KING JAMES BIBLE — Revelation 11:8, “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — Revelation 11:8, “Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city where their Lord was nailed to the cross. The city is sometimes pictured as Sodom, or as Egypt.”
Notice that the Word of God calls Jerusalem (the city where Christ was crucified) Sodom and Egypt spiritually. These are historically very wicked places, which are equaled by the wicked city of Jerusalem who crucified their Messiah. Today, in 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel is the homosexual tourist destination of the world. Less than 2.5% of Israel's population claim to be Christians. Israel is a wicked nation. The NIRV corrupts the Bible and says that Jerusalem is sometimes pictured as Sodom and Egypt, but the King James Bible says spiritually that THEY ARE Jerusalem. The plot for world government began long ago in the ancient wicked world. Today, the Illuminati control Israel and reign over the kings of the earth. Jerusalem is the great city, “The Great Whore” (Revelation 17:18).
The NIRV is the Antichrist's Bible, corrupt as can be, filled with lies. A corrupt Bible can only produce corrupt doctrines. Satan is the author of confusion in our churches. Here's a list of just some of the available Bible versions today. If the matter weren't so serious it would be utterly laughable. Folks, God only wrote ONE BOOK. Here's a list of just some of the Bible translations...
Abbreviated Bible - TAB - 1971, eliminates duplications, includes the Apocrypha
American Standard Version - ASV - 1901, a.k.a. Standard American Edition, Revised Version, the American version of the Holy Bible, Revised Version
American Translation (Beck) - AAT - 1976
American Translation (Smith-Goodspeed) - SGAT - 1931
Amplified Bible - AB - 1965, includes explanation of words within text
Aramaic Bible (Targums) - ABT - 1987, originally translated from the Hebrew into the Aramaic
Aramaic New Covenant - ANCJ - 1996, a translation and transliteration of the New Covenant
Authentic New Testament - ANT - 1958
Barclay New Testament - BNT - 1969
Basic Bible - TBB - 1950, based upon a vocabulary of 850 words
Bible Designed to Be Read as Literature - BDRL - 1930, stresses literary qualities of the Bible, includes the Apocrypha
Bible Reader - TBR - 1969, an interfaith version, includes the Apocrypha
Cassirer New Testament - CNT - 1989
Centenary Translation of the New Testament - CTNT - 1924, one of the few versions translated solely by a woman
Common English New Testament - CENT - 1865
Complete Jewish Bible - CJB - 1989, a Messianic Jewish translation
Concordant Literal New Testament - CLNT - 1926
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Translation - CCDT - 1953, includes the Apocrypha
Contemporary English Version - CEV - 1992, includes Psalms and Proverbs
Coptic Version of the New Testament - CVNT - 1898, based on translations from northern Egypt
Cotton Patch Version - CPV - 1968, based on American ideas and Southern US culture, only contains Paul's writings
Coverdale Bible - TCB - 1540, includes the Apocrypha
Darby Holy Bible - DHB - 1923
Dartmouth Bible - TDB - 1961, an abridgment of the King James Version, includes the Apocrypha
De Nyew Testament in Gullah - NTG - 2005
Dead Sea Scrolls Bible - DSSB - 1997, translated from Dead Sea Scrolls documents, includes the Apocrypha
Documents of the New Testament - DNT - 1934
Douay-Rheims Bible - DRB - 1899
Emphasized Bible - EBR - 1959, contains signs of emphasis for reading
Emphatic Diaglott - EDW - 1942
English Standard Version - ESV - 2001, a revision of the Revised Standard Version
English Version for the Deaf - EVD - 1989, a.k.a. Easy-to-Read Version, designed to meet the special needs of the deaf
English Version of the Polyglott Bible - EVPB - 1858, the English portion of an early Bible having translations into several languages
Geneva Bible - TGB - 1560, the popular version just prior to the translation of the King James Version, includes the Apocrypha
Godbey Translation of the New Testament - GTNT - 1905
God's Word - GW - 1995, a.k.a Today's Bible Translation
Holy Bible in Modern English - HBME - 1900
Holy Bible, Revised Version - HBRV - 1885, an official revision of the King James Version which was not accepted at the time
Holy Scriptures (Harkavy) - HSH - 1951
Holy Scriptures (Leeser) - HSL - 1905
Holy Scriptures (Menorah) - HSM - 1973, a.k.a. Jewish Family Bible
Inclusive Version - AIV - 1995, stresses equality of the sexes and physically handicapped, includes Psalms
Inspired Version - IV - 1867, a revision of the King James Version
Interlinear Bible (Green) - IB - 1976, side-by-side Hebrew/Greek and English
International Standard Version - ISV - 1998
Jerusalem Bible (Catholic) - TJB - 1966, includes the Apocrypha
Jerusalem Bible (Koren) - JBK - 1962, side-by-side Hebrew and English
Jewish Bible for Family Reading - JBFR - 1957, includes the Apocrypha
John Wesley New Testament - JWNT - 1755, a correction of the King James Version
King James Version - KJV - 1611, a.k.a. Authorized Version, originally included the Apocrypha
Kleist-Lilly New Testament - KLNT - 1956
Knox Translation - KTC - 1956, includes the Apocrypha
Lamsa Bible - LBP - 1957, based on Peshitta manuscripts
Lattimore New Testament - LNT - 1962, a literal translation
Letchworth Version in Modern English - LVME - 1948
Living Bible - LB - 1971, a paraphrase version
McCord's New Testament Translation of the Everlasting Gospel - MCT - 1989
Message - TM - 1993, a.k.a. New Testament in Contemporary English, a translation in the street language of the day, includes Psalms and Proverbs
Modern Reader's Bible - MRB - 1923, stresses literary qualities, includes the Apocrypha
Modern Speech New Testament - MSNT - 1902, an attempt to present the Bible in effective, intelligible English
Moffatt New Translation - MNT - 1922
New American Bible - NAB - 1987, includes the Apocrypha
New American Standard Version - NAS - 1977
New Berkeley Version in Modern English - NBV - 1967
New Century Version - NCV - 1987
New English Bible - NEB - 1970, includes the Apocrypha
New Evangelical Translation - NET - 1992, a translation aimed at missionary activity
New International Version - NIV - 1978
New Jerusalem Bible - NJB - 1985, includes the Apocrypha
New JPS Version - NJPS - 1988
New King James Version - NKJ - 1990
New Life Version - NLV - 1969, a translation designed to be useful wherever English is used as a second language
New Living Translation - NLT - 1996, a dynamic-equivalence translation
New Millennium Bible - NMB - 1999, a contemporary English translation
New Revised Standard Version - NRS - 1989, the authorized revision of the Revised Standard Version
New Testament in Plain English - WPE - 1963, a version using common words only
New Testament: An Understandable Version - NTUV - 1995, a limited edition version
New Translation (Jewish) - NTJ - 1917
New World Translation - NWT - 1984
Noli New Testament - NNT - 1961, the first and only book of its kind by an Eastern Orthodox translator at the time of its publication
Norlie's Simplified New Testament - NSNT - 1961, includes Psalms
Original New Testament - ONT - 1985, described by publisher as a radical translation and reinterpretation
Orthodox Jewish Brit Chadasha - OJBC - 1996, an Orthodox version containing Rabbinic Hebrew terms
People's New Covenant - PNC - 1925, a version translated from the meta-physical standpoint
Phillips Revised Student Edition - PRS - 1972
Recovery Version - RcV - 1991, a reference version containing extensive notes
Reese Chronological Bible - RCB - 1980, an arrangement of the King James Version in chronological order
Restoration of Original Sacred Name Bible - SNB - 1976, a version whose concern is the true name and titles of the creator and his son
Restored New Testament - PRNT - 1914, a version giving an interpretation according to ancient philosophy and psychology
Revised English Bible - REB - 1989, a revision of the New English Bible
Revised Standard Version - RSV - 1952, a revision of the American Standard Version
Riverside New Testament - RNT - 1923, written in the living English language of the time of the translation
Sacred Scriptures, Bethel Edition - SSBE - 1981, the sacred name and the sacred titles and the name of Yahshua restored to the text of the Bible
Scholars Version - SV - 1993, a.k.a. Five Gospels; contains evaluations of academics of what are, might be, and are not, the words of Jesus; contains the four gospels and the Gospel of Thomas
Scriptures (ISR) - SISR - 1998, traditional names replaced by Hebraic ones and words with pagan sources replaced
Septuagint - LXX - c. 200 BCE, the earliest version of the Old Testament scriptures, includes the Apocrypha
Shorter Bible - SBK - 1925, eliminates duplications
Spencer New Testament - SCM - 1941
Stone Edition of the Tanach - SET - 1996, side-by-side Hebrew and English
Swann New Testament - SNT - 1947, no chapters, only paragraphs, with verses numbered consecutively from Matthew to Revelation
Today's English New Testament - TENT - 1972
Today's English Version - TEV - 1976, a.k.a. Good News Bible
Twentieth Century New Testament - TCNT - 1904
Unvarnished New Testament - UNT - 1991, the principal sentence elements kept in the original order of the Greek
Versified Rendering of the Complete Gospel Story - VRGS - 1980, the gospel books written in poetic form, contains the four gospels
Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures - WVSS - 1929
Wycliffe Translation - TWT - 1380, a very early version translated into English
William Tyndale New Testament - WTNT - 1989, an early version with spelling and punctuation modernized
William Tyndale Translation - WTT - 1530, early English version, includes the Pentateuch
Williams New Testament - WNT - 1937, a translation of the thoughts of the writers with a reproduction of their diction and style
Word Made Fresh - WMF - 1988, a paraphrase with humour and familiar names and places for those who have no desire to read the Bible
Worrell New Testament - WAS - 1904
Wuest Expanded Translation - WET - 1961, intended as a comparison to, or commentary on, the standard translations
Young's Literal Translation, Revised Edition - YLR - 1898, a strictly literal translation
Most of the Bible translations have been published within the last half century. Has the English language changed that much over the past 50 years?
 
NIRV Corrupts Romans 10:9-10 & Teaches a False Plan of Salvation
The King James Bible plainly teaches that we are saved by believing in our heart on the Lord Jesus Christ. Since people cannot see into our heart to know whether we are saved or not, they can only go by the words of our mouth. There is no way of knowing if a person is truly born-again apart from the direct testimony of their own mouth. Confession is not something that a person does to be saved; confession is something that a saved person does! This is what the Bible is saying. You don't have to confess “Jesus is Lord” to be saved, which is ridiculous...
KING JAMES BIBLE — Romans 10:9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — Romans 10:9-10, “Say with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord.' Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved. With your heart you believe and are made right with God. With your mouth you say that Jesus is Lord. And so you are saved.”
You don't make Jesus Lord, He is Lord!!! When you get saved, Jesus is automatically your Lord. The Greek word here for “Lord” means kurious, “Supreme in authority.” Receiving Christ as one's Lord is entirely a matter of discipleship and followship, not salvation. 1st Timothy 4:10, “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.” Jesus is the Saviour of ALL MEN, specially of those that believe!!! If you choose to go to Hell, it will only be because you rejected Christ as your personal Savior. It has nothing to do with receiving Jesus as your Lord. Jesus is the Savior of all men, but you must receive Him personally as your Savior to be saved. You do this by receiving the Gospel as payment for your sins. By simply believing that Christ died in your place on the cross to pay for YOUR SINS, and was raised up from the dead three days later, you are saved (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). It's that simple.
The false Bible translation and heretical teaching in today's churches that you must proclaim “Jesus is Lord” to be saved turns the plan of salvation into a process, instead of the new birth that God intended for it to be. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again!
 
NIRV Removes Mention of Worshipping Christ
The King James Bible says that the 24 elders worshipped Jesus Christ; but the NIRV just says they worshipped...
KING JAMES BIBLE — Revelation 5:14, “The four living creatures said, 'Amen.' And the elders fell down and worshiped.”

NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION — Revelation 5:14, “And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.”
Again, we see how the NIV series detracts from Christ's preeminence. They remove every mention of anyone worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ. Listen to what Hitler's Nazi-fascist minister of propaganda said about the ease of deceiving people...
“It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.” ―Joseph Goebbels
Again, do you think Satan is less effective at lying and deceiving than Joseph Goebbels? Notice that he uses the word “disguise.” Satan has disguised his corrupt fake Bible versions as the holy Word of God. Goebbels says that circle and square are “mere words.” When he says “mere words,” he means that the power of words is in the ideas which they convey (and that is easy to manipulate). By simply redefining a single word, I can change the entire meaning of something. Thus, a subway can refer to an underground train system or a restaurant that serves sub-sandwiches. Satan is has redefined what it means to repent, to be born-again, and what it means to be a Christian. We must fight the Devil by upholding the true Biblical meaning of these terms.
A good example of what Goebbels is talking about is the twisting of the word “wicked” nowadays. It has become commonplace in Hollywood today to call cool and fun things “wicked cool” or just “wicked.” Literally, our youth are being indoctrinated to believe that “wicked is good!” If wicked means good, then prey tell me, what word remains in the Holy Bible to describe the awfulness of sin?
Other examples are the Biblical words: faith, repentance and salvation. These words have been redefined by false prophets to mean something entirely different than what they used to mean. For example: The word “repent” in modern dictionaries means “to turn from sin,” but when Jesus said to repent concerning salvation, He always meant “to think differently.” Hence, Biblical repentance is to change your mind from what you want to do to get to Heaven, to what God says you must do to get to Heaven. It is realizing that you are a guilty sinner in the eyes of a holy God, understanding that you cannot save yourself. That's what repentance is, a change of mind, to think differently, which compels a person to believe on Christ as their Savior.
Repentance and faith happen together, at the same time, and are inseparable. Repentance is not merely admitting that you are a sinner, but realizing that you have sinned against a holy God. You must acknowledge that you are a sinner in God's eyes. But repentance never has meant “to turn away from your sins,” which is human effort and a false plan of salvation. Modern English defines the word “repent” as “turning from sins,” which is Roman Catholic in origin. Turning from sins is a fruit (result) of genuine repentance, but not required as part of repentance to be saved.
I'm tired of false ministers teaching that if there is no fruit, then their is no tree root (faith). We learn in the parable of the seeds which fell upon four different types of ground in Luke 8:12-15, that the second and third group of seeds sprouted into new life (they were born-again), but never bore any fruit because of the shallow and thorny soil upon which they fell. Most Christians today are as the third group of seeds, which began to grow, but were choked by the cares, riches and pleasures of this earthly life, and so they remained fruitless. My friend, join me in the fourth group, who took heed to the Word of God and bore much fruit. There is much work to be done preaching the Gospel, but you MUST PREACH THE ACCURATE GOSPEL! Here's some awesome books to help you understand, titled I NEVER KNEW YOU! by Michael Bowen and WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? by Harry Ironside.
In this previous example, you can clearly see how Satan has completely changed the plan of salvation merely by altering the idea which a single word conveys. Satan has redefined our words. This is what is so deadly about “New Testament In The Original Greek,” compiled by Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort. And as I showed you earlier, Mark 1:15 has been perverted in the NIRV from “Repent ye” to “Turn away from your sins.” Satan is a master deceiver!
Please understand that from an earthly perspective, there was no difference between Cain and Abel, except that Cain was a farmer and Abel was a shepherd. They both worked hard. They were both capable young men. Yet, when they brought their sacrifice to God, the Lord accepted Abel's offering but rejected Cain's. Why? It is because Cain tried to impress God with the best of his grain, which he prepared from the fields. Cain tilled the soil, sowed the seeds and reaped his crops. In sharp contrast, Abel slew a lamb and shed its blood, which demonstrated his faith in the coming Lamb of God. Cain was self-righteous, but Abel trusted in God's righteousness!
Likewise, Biblical Christianity teaches that a man is saved by faith alone in Christ's death on the cross for our sins, and His resurrection. Lordship Salvation teaches partial faith in Christ plus human effort. Cain trusted in human effort, but Abel trusted in the Lord. Eternal life is a gift. You cannot earn it. Man has no part in his own salvation. Our part is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and God does the rest!
 
How Long Halt Ye Between Two Opinions?
1st Kings 18:21, “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”
Let me tell you something, Bob Jones PERversity, Moody Bible SINstitute and other ecumenical Bible colleges today (and their graduates pastoring churches) can only hobnob with the Devil's Bible-butchering gang for so long, until they will ultimately be forced to either plunge into total sinful compromise and gross apostasy, or take a stand against the modern corrupt Bible versions.
Look at this big mess. Folks, God only wrote ONE BOOK. The following statistics reveal the confusion and utter perversion which Satan is deliberately causing in our churches today (and that includes Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches). Notice that the updated NIV 2011 is 38.8% different than the original NIV 1984...
The NIV 2011 should be considered the offspring of the TNIV (Today’s NIV), and the grandson of the NIV 1984. The genetic stock shared by all three translations is 18859 verses, which is 60.7% verse similarity. Some genetic traits skip a generation, and this is the case 0.6% of the time, where the NIV 1984 and the NIV 2011 share 171 verses of commonality against the TNIV. But as one would imagine, the child is more similar to the parent, and the TNIV and the NIV 2011 share 31.3% genetic makeup, or 9736 verses. But genetics alone cannot prevent mutations and variation, so the NIV 2011 is unique 7.5% of the time, or 2320 verses of originality. Broken down, this means that the NIV 2011 is 38.8% different than the NIV 1984 and 8% different than the TNIV. (See Robert Slowley. John Dyer has slightly different figures).
Bless God, the good ole King James Bible hasn't changed one bit! Amen! The Devil isn't going to stop changing the Bible. Each succeeding new version, particularly the NIV series is going to wax worse and worse as the Bible teaches. 2nd Timothy 3:12, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. The churches are being deceived. They might as well begin a “Bible-of-the-month-club.” Heresy is creeping into our Independent fundamental Baptist churches by the hour. 2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” Tragically, it's today's shameful pastors who won't tolerate sound doctrine (the truth) anymore.
I handed my former Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor the excellent book by Dr. Al Lacy titled, “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible.” It offended him greatly. I was called into the church office by the pastors and given an ultimatum to stop distributing the book or be asked to leave. They said the book was “divisive” in the church. Bless God, the truth is always “divisive” (dividing). That's why Jesus said apostates won't tolerate sound doctrine in the last days. Sound doctrine is the truth of God's Word. Bless God, I agree with Pastor Bob Gray Sr. down in Longview, Texas who said we were better off when our Baptist churches were regularly splitting!
Today's pastors hypocritically say publicly that they desire to know the truth. They hypocritically claim from the church pulpit to be friends of the truth. But in reality, they censor the truth, picking and choosing what they will or won't allow concerning the truth. They want to stand behind the Bible, but they don't want to takes sides on which Bible to stand behind, even though there are 65,000 words that have been removed or changed in the NIV compared to the King James Bible (and as I just showed you, even the NIV 2011 differs from the NIV 1984 by 38.8%). And as I've just shown you from the NIRV (as compared to our beloved King James Bible), it's a gigantic theological nightmare. In the old days pastors could get by with indifference, but no longer. Satan is butchering the Bible so badly that only a total reprobate pastor would support this bullcrap today in the NIV Bible series.
I triple-dog dare you to prove me wrong. Each new Bible version moves the landmark a little further to the left (error), diminishing Christ's deity and the Godhead. You keep a watchful eye on these new Bibles that are going to be coming out! You watch closely what the updated NIV versions doctrinally change, specifically concerning our Lord Jesus Christ and His deity and Godhead. The truth is that the world is waiting for their coming messiah, the Antichrist, and they are attempting to bring the churches in line with the New World Order by tampering and corrupting the Words of God. I'll stick with the unchanging King James Bible!!!!!!!
The new NIRV (updated NIV) has taken the Devil's tampering with the Word of God even further into the spiritual toilet bowl of modern intellectualism. There's nothing more sad (and it would be laughable if the matter weren't so serious), than some moron who claims to be a Greek expert, who doesn't have enough sense to know that he has been handed a fraudulent manuscript by the Devil. I am speaking about the corrupt Alexandrian, Egypt, manuscripts upon which Westcott and Hort's Greek work is based, from which all modern corrupt Bible versions are translated.
No Greek expert knows as much about the truths of God's Word than the old-fashioned hell, fire and damnation preacher who walks with God!!! Our religious seminaries are filled with Greek scholars who are woefully ignorant of Biblical truth. Go figure! You don't get truth from knowing Greek; but rather, from spending time walking with God in His holy Word and depending upon Him through constant prayer. Too many of our pastors spend time reading books, blogs, business and sports, but don't abide in God's Word. You can tell on Sunday by the fruit of their preaching, or lack thereof.
The worst pastors in the world are the ones who go along to get along. One thing that I learned about Bob Jones University's (BJU) graduates (at least the pastors and evangelists that I've known) is that they don't stand. I'm sure there are others who do stand. But the ones I know don't stand. BJU is neo-evangelical. They love to talk about wisdom from the pulpit, but they never preach on Hell, fire or damnation. I can't speak for all of them, just from what I've seen firsthand. I won't mention any names, but my former pastor just got back from the inauguration of the new president of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. They're close personal friends. They've got their little clique of ministerial friends. They won't go against each other or break away from the religious temperature of their particular crowd.
BJU refuses to take a stand against modern corrupt Bibles. They are sitting idle on the sidelines, instead of being faithful soldiers as God wants us to be (2nd Timothy 2:3-4). The popular attitude these days in apostate mainstream new-evangelicalism is to be a good Christian, but not an offensive Christian who takes a stand. There is no debate if you read Revelation 3:15-16, where God says He wants us to be hot or cold, but not lukewarm. God vomits out lukewarm Christianity. What is lukewarm? It means to be halt between two opinions, middle-of-the-road, trying to make both sides happy, not taking a stand for God. 1st Kings 18:21, “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”
I say “former” because I was told to stop handing out books and sermons by Dr. Jack Hyles and Dr. Al Lacy on the King James Bible or be asked to leave the church. I could never support such wickedness by staying in a church where the pastor rejects truth. They go along to get along with apostate mainstream new-evangelicalism. They don't preach on Hell. They don't pound the pulpit. Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) went against the crowd. He was the best preacher of the 20th century, which is why he is the most hated and loved still today in 2014. Most pastors are characterized by lukewarmness and mediocrity. God said He wants us hot or cold (Revelation 3:15-16). Well, I by God's grace want to be hot for the Lord Jesus Christ. We are at war over the Bible. Satan is corrupting the Word of God.
Our pulpits have lost their authoritativeness because the new corrupt Bible versions are no longer authoritative. God's Word was written authoritative! A bunch of kooks, quacks and queers have butchered the Bible, making it read like a newspaper or comic-book. Bless God, I'll stick with the good old faithful King James Bible that uplifts the Lord Jesus Christ, proclaims His deity, teaches the Godhead, and still calls homosexuals wicked “sodomites”! Where do you stand? How long halt ye between two opinions?
Proverbs 22:28, “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.”

Romans 1:25, “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

2nd Peter 3:16, “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

source: http://www.jesusisprecious.org/bible/nirv/antichrists_bible.htm

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