The Orthodox Bible, The Catholic Bible, The Protestant Bible
These are published in almost every language of the world; translators carefully varying the grammar, to give their production a unique identity and avoid copyright issues.
Why are Christians reading different bibles? Why Catholics read a different bible from Protestants?
Well, actually, it is just one bible split into three pieces, this through the wranglings of men and a good dose of egotism.
The new testament books are identical in all the Bible editions, save some mistranslations such as ‘Thou shalt ‘not Kill’ which should be ‘Do no murder’. And the Catholics also falsified New Testament text, such as “Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters came to see him”. They changed this to “Jesus’ ‘Nieces and Nephews’ came to see him”, this in an attempt to solidify their false doctrine that Mary was an eternal virgin, though she most certainly was not, as every wife makes love to her husband and so did she, bearing brothers and sisters to Jesus.
The first bible was composed of the old testament Hebrew books, but with added books which the Jews amazingly did not include in the bible. These books are not false, they were simply not included in the Jewish bible. Who would declare the wisdom of Solomon false?
So, the original bible had 56 books and 151 Psalms. But when the Roman Catholics in the 11th Century separated from the Orthodox Church, they omitted 4 books ( Maccabees 3&4, Esdras 1 and 2 ) and one psalm ( Psalm 151). Now, when the Protestants Separated from the Roman Catholic Church, commencing 1546 and produced the King James Bible 1611, they omitted eight books from the Catholic Bible: Esdras 1/2, Tobit, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Baruch, Maccabees 1/2.
Thus the Orthodox read the bible as it was first compiled by the Early Church, the Catholics read that same Bible, minus 4 books and one psalm, and the Protestants read that same Bible, minus 8 books and one psalm.
So why all this? Well, the ministers who governed the churches those days, decided that these books were Apocrypha
( questionable authorship ) and so should not be included in the bible. The good thing is that, if they can decide this for all of us, then we likewise can decide otherwise for our selves. God now makes all Gnostic Gospels and Apocrypha available to all men to read. Bless ye the name of the Lord! And remember, there is nothing missing from the book we know as The Bible, whatever version, that could have any bearing, on our salvation; and nothing falsified or altered, of which the same is not in the same bible revealed to us as fraudulent (like Matthew 28:19 opposing Acts 2:38): – God would be inferior to allow this!
Note: none of these bibles can be classed false. The Catholics have removed their falsifications from the new testament after the King James Version was published; for hence it was too obvious that they falsified the New Testament. Seemingly no bible edition is without translation errors, but God does allow any Bible to contain such errors which, if we would follow them, would lead us into everlasting death – The Fire.
God, naturally has guarded the book against such menly errors. Take for example ‘Thou shalt not kill’ instead of ‘Thou shalt do no murder’. As it is, if we follow it, we simply would be vegetarians (not a sin) but what if this was the other way around? ‘Thou shalt not kill’ mistranslated to ‘Thou shalt do no murder’….the people whom God then ordered to be vegetarians and refrain from even defending themselves in the event of an attack, now would now be murderers!
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.