translations based on faulty, Inferior Codex Vaticanus, Codex
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Frank Logsdon, who worked on the feasibility study, interviewed
some of the translators, and wrote the preface for the New American
Standard Version (NASV), has denounced his work on that Bible and
urged all Christians to return to the Authorized Version (KJV)!
much soul searching and an extensive study of all the texts involved,
the highly respected, godly Bible translator Dr. Frank Logsdon
concluded, “I’m in trouble with the Lord; I can’t
refute these arguments; it’s wrong; it’s terribly wrong; and what
am I going to do about it?”
IN TROUBLE WITH THE LORD!
arguments he referred to were pointed out by his old friend, Dr.
David Otis Fuller,
who put his finger on the many errors of the Roman Catholic Text used
in all modern Bible translations, which include the NASB and
Dr. Logsdon shocked NASB publisher Dewey Lockman with his
must under God renounce every attachment to the New American
of his involvement in Satan’s plan to corrupt
God’s Word, albeit ignorantly, Dr. Frank Logsdon - like Saul of
Tarsus - then began to travel extensively, warning people of the
corrupted translation which he had helped to create and
urging them to return to the pure, unadulterated AUTHORIZED
ROMAN CATHOLIC TEXT he referred to are the inferior, faulty
and possibly tampered with manuscripts known as Vaticanus
(A) and Siniaticus (B). Many theologians,Dr.
Logsdon included, had swallowed the lies that these inferior
manuscripts were more reliable than the time-tested and trueTextus
Receptus, only because they were older!
FRANK LOGSDON states: “When there is an omission that might be
observed, they put in the margin, ‘Not in the oldest
manuscripts’. But they don’t tell you what those
manuscripts are. What oldest manuscripts? Or they say, ‘Not
in the best manuscripts’. They don’t tell you. YOU
SEE HOW SUBTLE THIS IS? The average man sees a little note in the
margin which says ‘not in the better manuscript’ and
he takes for granted they are scholars and they must know, and then
he goes on. That’s how easily one can be deceived.”
the great translator had agonized over the work he was involved with,
he realized he had assisted in CHANGING THE VERY WORD OF GOD,
by removing many verses out of the Holy Scriptures! Logsdon
declared, “The deletions are absolutely frightening.”
advised those who are pressed by somebody to abandon the Authorized
Version (KJV): “You don’t need to defend it; you don’t
need to apologize for it. Just say, ‘Well, did this new
version or this translation come down through the Roman Catholic
stream? If so, count me out!”
IS DEFINITE PROOF THAT MARK 16:12-20 IS AUTHENTIC! HONEST SCHOLARS
QUESTION THE RELIABILITY OF VATICANUS (A) AND SINIATICUS (B)
these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they
cast out devils (demons); they
shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if
they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay
hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark
too long, Evangelicals have done almost nothing to refutefalse and
misleading statements by ‘modernist
theologians’who cast doubts upon the Word of God, as though
they were privileged by some divine right and superior knowledge to
TRIFLERS SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY, as though they know everything.
The Bible is primitive, they say, not to be taken literally and is
out of touch with our modern world, especially in areas where
their personal bias and pride prevents them from accepting the truth!
case in point is the way many EVANGELICALS have accepted almost
unquestioning the ‘BIG LIE’ that Mark 16: 12-20
is not reliable because, “these verses were not found in
the oldest manuscripts”.
could be further from the truth! In this apologetic, I will
prove without a shadow of a doubt that the two manuscripts used by
‘MODERNIST THEOLOGIANS’ to disprove these sacred
texts, are themselves inferior and inadequate
even more serious, is the proven fact that these verses of Holy
Scripture may have been deliberately omitted or tampered with because
of ulterior motives, in order to cast doubt on the availability of
God’s power for the Church today!
to compromise the Gospel and confuse Christians by opening the
floodgates to numerous inferior translations of the Bible, some of
which remove the ‘BLOOD OF JESUS’ and other vital
truths from the Holy Text! How sad, deplorable and blasphemous!
scholars must ask the questions: “ARE VATICANUS (B) AND
SINIATICUS (A) INFERIOR TRANSLATIONS? Are they
deliberately misleading and spurious in their treatment of these
AM INDEBTED to a number of honest scholars who have soundly refuted
this almost universally accepted falsehood! Dr. Charles
Trombley, who escaped from the heretical, deceptive‘Watch
Tower’ cult “can smell a rat” when
he sees one and he has flushed out this one. Praise God!
Some of what I will share here, has been gleaned from his article ‘IS
MARK 9:12-20 GENUINE?”
the excellent new book ‘Final Authority’, by William
P. Grady confirms my long standing doubts of the veracity of
theVATICANUS (B) and SINIATICUS (A) and
the “two false witnesses” who used their
deceptive anti-protestant-reformation bias and the
two above mentioned defective manuscripts, to stop the continued use
of the far superior Authorized Version in Great
Britain’s Anglican Churches.
subtle and devious work of the
two carnal-minded andunsaved theologians, HORT and WESCOTT (admirers
of pagan philosophers Socrates and Plato and evolutionist Charles
Darwin) hoodwinked the Christian community into
believing that the inferior, flawed and possibly altered
spurious manuscripts in question, were in fact more reliable
than the TEXTUS RECEPTICUS from which the Authorized
Version (KJV) was translated by 54 of Great Britain’s greatest,
most godly and learned theologians.
IS QUITE A COUP WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT HORT & WESTCOTT WERE ONLY
SECOND OR THIRD RATE THEOLOGIANS WITH A LIMITED GRASP OF
HEBREW & GREEK
AND ACCORDING TO SOME OF THEIR CORRESPONDENCE HAD POSSIBLE HOMOSEXUAL
LEANINGS AND DESIRES!
the theologian mostly responsible for initiating this controversy
was Johann J.
In his second edition of the Greek
Bible (1796-1806), he
questioned the genuineness of the last twelve verses of St. Mark’s
Gospel because of a blank space in two Greek manuscripts!
He therefore concluded
that the 16th chapter
ended with verse 8, making the rest of the chapter spurious!
two so-called “oldest manuscripts” are in fact
the two most unreliable of all, and possibly
the target of tamperingby enemies of God’s Word! The
two fourth-century Greek manuscripts in question are the VATICANUS
(B) and SINIATICUS (A). These do not contain the
controversial 12 verses, but both manuscripts leave a special
space for them as if the copyist was not certain about adding or
deleting them. The facsimile of the Vaticanus (B) even has
the lines marked for their insertion!
THESE TWO MANUSCRIPTS?
~The VATICANUS (B) has left out Genesis
chapters 1 to 46.
VATICANUS (B) has left out Psalms 106 to 138.
VATICANUS (B) has left out the Pastoral Epistles.
VATICANUS (B) has left out the Book of Revelation.
SINIATICUS (A) has left much of the Old Testament.
TROMBLEY writes: “With these obvious omissions can anyone use
them to challenge the genuineness of twelve missing verses in Mark
when whole chapters and books are missing?Should we reject 1st and
2nd Timothy, Titus, Philemon and the
Book of Revelation since they too are missing? Should we
question the genuineness of the creation account, Abraham’s
calling and life since the first 49 chapters of Genesis are
what about the 32 missing Psalms? As
believers we must be honest. We
must question the genuineness of the other missing chapters, books
and verses if we challenge the genuineness of Mark’s twelve
THESE VERSES WERE ADDED since the 4th Century, the
much older manuscripts would not contain them, but that is not the
case! Here are the plain facts!
1). The SECOND
CENTURY SYRIAC, called the ‘Peshitto’and the THIRD
CENTURY CURETONIAN, were the first and oldest translations of the New
Testament. Both the Syriac and
the Curetoni, which are much older than the
Vaticanus (B) and Siniaticus (A), CONTAIN THE MISSING
is an irony: Of the more than 4200 extant (preserved) Greek
Manuscripts (MSS), only (B) and (A) omit Mark’s verses and
they are NOT the oldest available manuscripts! Only an IDIOT
would conclude that these twelve verses were added after the fourth
century, when you know that both theSyriac and Curetonian include
THE LATIN VERSIONS CONTAINED THE TWELVE VERSES: Jerome, who
lived in AD 382, had access to much older MSS than is now
extant (available today). His VULGATE which was a
revision of the older ‘Vetus Itala’, believed to be
from the SECOND CENTURY, contained the missing twelve verses!
CHARLES TROMBLEY writes: “Rather than these verses being
added since the fourth century, it appears that the Vaticanus
and Sinaiticus left them out on purpose!”
The Gothic, the Egyptian,
Memphitic or Coptic versions of the third
and fourth century CONTAINED them also!
IS WHAT EARLY CHURCH FATHERS
ABOUT MARK 16: 12-20!
than 100 Church Fathers are older than the two manuscripts in
question and another 200 lived between A.D. 300- 600. All
these referred to the twelve last verses of St. Mark, but only those
who lived and wrote before Vaticanus (B) and Sinaiticus
(A) can be used to prove the genuineness of those verses!
lived about A.D.100 – about 4 years after St. John
was exiled to the Isle of Patmos – QUOTED from Mark
16: 18. He wrote, “Justus, surnamed Barsabas,
experienced no consequences after drinking noxious poison.” (Eseubius
MARTYR (A.D.151) QUOTED v. 20 (Apol Ic.45),
190-227) QUOTED vv. 7-19 (Lagarde’s ed; 1854, p.74. The ACTA
PILATI (second century) QUOTES vv. 15,16,17,18 (Tishendorf
‘s ed. pp. 243, 351. And history records that the copy
of the Gospels used by the BISHOP OF LYONS in
A.D.180 contained all twelve verses!
I ask you: “Who is lying? Who is seeking to hide something,
compromise a doctrinal position or pervert some truth?”
Again, I ask: “Could a true child of God deliberately seek to
pervert the Word of God to advance his own agenda?”
course, the answer is that only an “ENEMY OF THE
CROSS” could do such a thing, for a true Christian with
the ‘fear of God’ in his or her heart would be
scared to death to tamper with God’s holy, sacred Word”!
God has given us this admonition and emphatic warning: “The
words of the LORD are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of
earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt
preserve them from this generation forever.” (Ps.12:6, 7)
declared: “Ye shall not add unto the Word which I command
you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the
commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” (Deut.
4: 2); “What thing soever I command you, observe to do it:
thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it
warned: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the
prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God
shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if
any man shall take away from the words of this prophecy, God shall
take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the
holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
(Rev. 22:18,19 )
PAUL warned: “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that
called you into the grace of Christ unto ANOTHER GOSPEL:
Which is not another; But there be some that trouble you, and
would PERVERT the gospel of Christ.
though we, or an ANGEL from
heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have
preached unto you, let him be ACCURSED. As
we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other
gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
ONE VIEWS THE BIBLE AND JESUS CHRIST,
MORE ABOUT HIM THAN EMPTY RHETORIC
WESLEY emphasized, “I build on no authority,
ancient or modern, but the Scripture. I want to know one thing - the
way to Heaven: how to land on that happy shore. God Himself has
condescended to teach the way. He hath written it down in a book. O
give me that book. At any price, give me that Book of
founder of the Methodist Church was a genuine born-again Christian
who took the Bible as God’s Word, and preached the Gospel of Jesus
Christ to multitudes, changing the spiritual complexion of England!
love for Jesus Christ and God’s Word, stands in stark opposition to
the unholy fruit that flowed from the two spiritually perverted
theologians, HORT and WESCOTT.
the beginning of the Church Era until today, it has always been easy
to separate true believers from hypocrites. Jesus said, “Ye
shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” (John
JOHN declared: “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 upon them.” (John 1:1-14) 1 John
Bible records that, “great was the company of those who
published it.”(Ps. 68:11); “many priests were
obedient to the faith.” (Acts 6:7) Jesus’ followers
were warned by the Chief Priests not to “speak at all nor teach
in the name of Jesus.” (Acts 4:18) Peter and John,
however, countered by saying: “…Whether it be right in
the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and
heard.” (Acts 4:19-20)
REVIVAL grew to such an extent that, “believers were the
more added unto the Lord, multitudes both of men and women. Insomuch
that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on
beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter might
overshadow some of them.
came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem,
bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits:
and they were healed everyone.” (Acts
religious leaders were infuriated and had the leaders cast into the
prison, but God sent His angel to open the prison gates to free them.
The next morning the report came back to the high priest that they
were not in jail, but standing in the temple preaching THE
GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!
unnerved the high priest so much so that he asked them:“…Did
we not straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name?
And, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend
to bring this man’s blood upon us.
Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God
rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew
and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be
a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and
forgiveness of sins.” (Acts
ENEMY HATH DONE THIS!
JESUS said: "The Kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man
who sowed good seed in his field. But
while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and
went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then
appeared the tares also.
"So the servants of the householder
came and said unto Him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy
field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An
Enemy hath done this..."(Matt.13:24-28).
us be ever so careful that we remain true to God's Word and the
Gospel of Christ, as onslaughts come against true Believers in Christ
both from the World and from the so-called Church!
of the Cross” made this accusation: “These that
have turned the world upside down, have come hither also.” (Acts
17:6) The Bible says: “And daily in the temple, and in every
house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” (Acts 5:
Paul stated: “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the
council of God. Therefore watch, and remember that by the space of
three years I ceased not to warn every one night
and day with tears.”(Acts 20: 27, 31) He admonished
Timothy, “Preach the Word…” (2 Tim.4: 2)
century Church Father CHRYSOSTOM (c.347-407) coined
the words ‘The Bible’ in reference to the Holy
Scriptures; in the Greek- literally ‘The Book’. He
cajoled Christians: “But still you will say, ‘I cannot
understand it’! What marvel? How shouldest thou understand it, if
thou will not read nor look upon it?” (Alexander
McClure, Translators Revived)
his book, ‘Reasons to Believe’, JOSH MCDOWELL
answers the critics thusly: “Although these arguments seem, on the
surface, to be conclusive they break down upon closer
examinations of the evidence. While it is true that the two
oldest manuscripts which contain Mark 16 do not have
the last twelve verses, there is enormous external
evidence that supports it being original. Although omitted
by the two oldest Greek manuscripts, these verses are found in
virtually all the remaining Greek manuscripts that contain the end of
Mark.All of the Latin versions and Syriac versions contain these
verses with only a few exceptions.
important is the fact that early church fathers quote from it and are
aware of it (Justin
Martyr, A.D.150; Tatian, A.D.175; Irenaeus, A.D.180; and Hippolytus,
men lived 150
the composition of Codex
that these verses were in existence at that time.
some reason, they were not included. But
the reason was not that they did not exist. If
this long ending is not original then why is there such wide and
diverse testimony as to its authenticity? External
it as being authentic.
evidence against these verses being original likewise is
regarding style and vocabulary are weak at best. Bruce
out that there are 17 words in these twelve verses that are found
nowhere else in the Gospel of Mark. This supposedly
proves that this section is not authentic. (The
Text of the New Testament, p.227)
JOHN BROADUS did a study of the twelve verses which preceded the ones
in question (Mark
15:44 –16:8) and
found 17 words in that section that are found nowhere else in the
Gospel of Mark…(see
John Burgon, Last
twelve verses of Mark,
miraculous signs promised to our Lord’s disciples in Mark are not
new, for both
Mathew and Luke record the promise and fulfillment of these
Like 10:17,18) Moreover, Hebrews
2:2, 4 indicate that signs did follow believers…
the other hand, three strong arguments can be given for accepting
these verses as original: (1)
No satisfactory theory has been advanced to explain how Mark could
have or would have ended his gospel at verse 8: (2) no
objection has been raised against these last twelve verses that
cannot be answered; (3) the
arguments given to explain the tremendous amount of objective
evidence as to the varied and wide testimony in the Greek
manuscripts, translations, church fathers, are
unsatisfactory… see ‘The
Interpretation of Mark’s Gospel, by
R.C.H. Lenski.” (pp.42,43)
HISTORY CHECK ON HORT & WESCOTT: THE MEN WHO ENGINEERED THE
DRAMATIC MOVE TO THE INFERIOR & FLAWED MANUSCRIPTS!
is important to know the background and the spiritual condition of
the men we trust as “men of God”, to tell the
truth and translate the Word of God faithfully and correctly!
the two men who worked so diligently on theirsecret plan to
pervert the Holy Scriptures - Drs. HORT and
WESTCOTT – were UNSPIRITUAL MODERNISTS who
rejected the Miracles performed by Jesus Christ and hungered to get
the Church back under the sway of the Vatican and away from personal
salvation through Christ!
are a number of excerpts from their personal
letters andbooks written about them,
showing their carnal, anti-biblical bias in regards
to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Two such books
that open our eyes to their perversion were written by their sons:
the ‘Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westctt’ by
his son Arthur Westcott (1903), and the ‘Life
and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort’ by his son
Arthur Fenton (1896).
his book ‘Final Authority’, WILLIAM
P. GRADY writes:
“While Arthur Westcott confirmed that such terms
as “unsound”,“shadowy” and “mystical” were
frequently applied to the senior Westcott, Arthur Hort brought in the
most embarrassing evidence of all. Referring to his
own grandmother, Annie
(Collett) Hort, daughter
of a Suffolk preacher, he wrote:
“Her religious feelings were deep and strong. Circumstances had
made her an adherent of the Evangelical school…the Oxford Movement
filled her with dread and anxiety as to its possible effect of her
mother) was unable
to enter into his theological views, which to her school and
generation seemed a desertion of the ancient
ways, thus pathetically
enough, there came to be a barrier between mother and son...She
studied and knew her Bible well, and her own religious life was most
a letter to Bishop
WESTCOTT wrote: “I
intend to turn heresyseeker”.
‘The Churchman’, I see praises the book on the canon as a
necessary article in a clergyman’s library. It
is strange, but all the questionable doctrines which I have
maintained are in it”. (Westcott,
Life and Letters of Westcott, 1:290)
is an excerpt from DR.
to Rev. John
wrote to warn him (Harold
Brown) that I
was not safe or tradition in my theology, and that I could not give
up association with heretics and such like”. (Hort,
Life and Letters, 2:165)
about his father, Arthur Westcott states: “He
took a strange interest...not very long after that time, especially
recollect his procuring and studying the ‘Book of Mormon’ about
P. GRADY writes:
“As early as 1847, a twenty-two-year old Westcott
acknowledge his inability to believe in Bible miracles:
“I never read an
account of a miracle but I seem instinctively to feel its
improbability, and discover some want of evidence in the account of
WAS A RANK UNBELIEVER DOING HIS BEST TO SABOTAGE THE WORD OF GOD, AND
CHRISTIANS TODAY READ HIS WORKS TODAY AS OF A TRUTHFUL RIGHTEOUS MAN.
Hort and Westcott were
the beginning of a gigantic fifth column
within the Church to
slow its progress and bring Protestants back under the heel of Rome
and of that goal they spoke openly! How sad that Evangelical Scholars
have not risen up en masse against this awful heresy! Is it because
many evangelicals agreed with this travesty because it satisfied
their very own theological bent brought about by their own doubts,
fears and failures to be filled with the Holy Spirit and receive the
power themselves to cast out devils and heal the sick!
I think that may be a major reason for their ambivalence and
acquiescence to protest this serious affront to God and
misrepresentation of His Holy Word by theologians who were called to
uphold its integrity and to defend the truth Word of God at all
THIS IS QUITE A COUP WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT HORT & WESTCOTT WERE ONLY SECOND OR THIRD RATE THEOLOGIANS WITH A LIMITED GRASP OF HEBREW & GREEK AND ACCORDING TO SOME OF THEIR CORRESPONDENCE HAD POSSIBLE HOMOSEXUAL LEANINGS AND DESIRES!
“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” (Acts 5: 28-31).
AN ENEMY HATH DONE THIS!
JESUS said: "The Kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
"So the servants of the householder came and said unto Him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An Enemy hath done this..."(Matt.13:24-28).
Let us be ever so careful that we remain true to God's Word and the Gospel of Christ, as onslaughts come against true Believers in Christ both from the World and from the so-called Church!