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GOT MORALS?

Few realize that the word ethics (L. ethicus) means only “customs of a nation”; morality [morals] (L. moralis) means merely “customs, mores.” The words themselves are detached from any objective standard of right and wrong.


Men Shall Be Unholy   (Morals)   2 Timothy 3:1-7


TREND ONE
Neither repented they of their...FORNICATION.
Revelation 9:2

Abominable Customs


      The New Age movement is called, among other things, 'the New Church'. Jean Dixson, a popular seer, anticipates "the foundation of a New Christianity." One New Age group calling itself 'New Christianity', writes in its newsletter, The Good News: "Our ministry isn't into sin, guilt, disease, or pain." This group is formulating their own new code of ethics. Robert Muller, New Age spokesman, concurs calling for a:

[N]ew code of behavior which will encompass all races, nations, religions and ideologies. It is the formulation of these new ethics which will be the greatest challenge for the new generation.

      Terms like the 'new ethics', 'situation ethics' or the 'new morality' imply that ethics and morals change and can exist outside of the traditional Judeo-Christian Decalogue (the ten commandments). Few realize that the word ethics (L. ethicus) means only "customs of a nation"; morality (L. moralis) means merely "customs, mores." The words themselves are detached from any objective standard of right and wrong. For example, cannibalism and bigamy were considered 'moral' and 'ethical' behaviors among nineteenth century New Guinea bushmen. Abandoning one's tribe and territory, however, was 'immoral', that is, against the group's mores.


      God noted that "the customs of the people are vain" (Jeremiah 10:3), and not to be confused with his ordinances.


      Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs..." [morals or ethics] Leviticus 18:30


      The words moral and immoral (according to custom and not according to custom) are an affront to God. They imply that man himself can determine what is right and wrong. Eve became the first 'moralist', as she chose to decide what is good and what is evil. Rebels, like Eve and Lucifer seek 'the good'. Moralists always claim to adhere to "what is right."


      Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes. Deuteronomy 12:8


      God spoke these words because the heathen perennially chose their mores over the laws of God. "Taoists maintain morals are relative." The Hindu Bhagavad Gita "teaches the supremacy of freedom over morality." Its dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna concludes:

[T]here can be no absolute moral values because all things are changing, evolving. A particular moral value represents only a particular perspective offered by a particular time at a particular level of evolution.

      From the bushmen to the bookmen like Boehm, Blake, Nietzsche, Heidigger and Sartre, man rejects the mandates of God for a man-made morality. A confederacy of educators, carrying Einstein's 'Theory of Relativity' banner, have captured today's students. In a national religious survey, half of the college students polled affirmed that:

Truth is basically relative; what is right and true for you may not be right and true for me.

      The decrees of God have died and man's mores revived in the New Age and new versions as well.

[M]orality...derives from the innermost self, not from mere obedience. The Aquarian Conspiracy

Evil is what you think it is. Shirley MacLaine

[Is] not based on...dualistic concepts of 'good' or 'bad.' David Spangler


      Moody's Erwin Lutzer concludes:

The New Age movement [is] promising contact with a religious god who nonetheless doesn't judge anyone.

      And so are the new versions.


NIV, NASB, et al.   KJV
but not for the purpose of passing judgement Rom. 14:1 not to doubtful disputations

Porn

      In the battle between man's mores and God's laws, the new versions have opted for the 'popular' morals of the day. They have substituted the relativistic word 'immorality' for the word 'fornication'. The word 'immorality' carries with it no description of what is forbidden. Webster elaborates:

Immorality: State or quality of being immoral
Immoral: Not moral
Fornication: Illicit sexual intercourse on the part of an unmarried person.

The New Testament Greek word is porneau, porne, pornos, porneia [i.e. fornication].


NASB   KJV
OMIT Rom. 1:29 fornication
immorality I Cor. 5:1 fornication
immorality I Cor. 6:13 fornication
immorality I Cor. 6:18 fornication
immorality 2 Cor. 12:21 fornication
immorality Eph. 5:3 fornication
immorality Col. 3:5 fornication
immorality Rev. 2:14 fornication
immorality Rev. 2:20 fornication
immorality Rev. 9:21 fornication
immorality Rev. 14:8 fornication
immorality Rev. 17:2 fornication
immorality Rev. 18:3 fornication
immorality Rev. 18:9 fornication
immorality Rev. 19:2 fornication
immoral Heb. 12:16 fornicator
act immorally I Cor. 10:8 commit fornication
immoral people I Cor. 5:9 fornicators
immoral people I Cor. 5:10 fornicators
immoral people I Cor. 5:11 fornicator
immorality Gal. 5:19 Adultery, fornication
The NASB calls 'natural', what God calls sin.

natural James 3:15 sensual
nature James 5:17 passions

      Every young person knows the meaning of the word 'whore'. (Webster's 'whore': to have unlawful sexual intercourse; whoremonger: lecher; a man given to whoring.)


NASB KJV
immorality Eph. 5:5 whoremonger
immoral men I Tim. 1:10 whoremonger
immoral person Rev. 21:8 whoremonger
immoral persons Rev. 22:15 whoremonger

      The NASB's non-judgmental translations echo the policy statements of many mainline denominations.


NASB KJV
homosexual I Tim. 1:10 them that defile them-selves with mankind.

      The prediction by Marrs that, "Satan will author an unholy New Age bible, with no restrictions on man's desire to enjoy a licentious lifestyle" is coming true.


      Informal polling of university students between 1985 and 1991 with the question posed, "What is immorality?" elicited responses ranging from "pollution" to political issues. The NIV's and NKJV's "sexual immorality" fared no better. To the query "What is sexual immorality?" student response ranged from "one night stands" to various situational scenarios indicative of the highly desensitized and depraved nature of the mores of our current culture. Answers to both questions always evoked responses showing the subjective and relative nature of the word 'moral'. It appears young Americans know Latin etymology and Webster's better than new version editors.


      Bibles without objective standards merely reinforce the Values Clarification theories of Louis E. Baths, Merrill Harmon and Sidney B. Simon being used in the elementary schools today. The Wall Street Journal notes:

If parents object to their children...engaging in premarital sex, the theory behind Values Clarification makes it appropriate for the child to respond, 'But that's just YOUR value judgement. Don't force it on me.'

      The harvest from the seeds planted in the sixties (NASB) and seventies (NIV) is ripe and rotting on the vine. A 1990 survey by researchers at Indiana University and Marion County Health department revealed sexual activity is beginning at an earlier age than ever. Dr. Donald P. Orr reported 555 of 677 middle-class students, age 12-14 have engaged in fornication. Another recent survey, done by 8 denominations, polled 1438 'evangelical' teens (those who regularly attend a conservative church). Nearly half had committed fornication; only one-third "declined to brand sex outside of marriage as morally unacceptable." Bibles which omit a clear mandate against, "sexual intercourse on the part of unmarried persons" (Webster's 'fornication') leave parents defenseless in their battle for their children's chastity. An anxious mother called Moody Broadcasting's 'Open Line' program asking Pastor Cole where she could find a verse to show her son that pre-marital sex is wrong. He was unable to give one. On a recent 700 Club, the author of Generation at Risk was asked why sexually active Christian kids have no sense of guilt. He responded that there was "no absolute standard of scripture" to use and so young people conclude, "If I don't feel bad, it must not be wrong."


      The use of the ambiguous word 'immorality' by new versions is more a matter of sales than semantics. "After all, we are in the entertainment business," quips the owner of the NIV, international publishing magnate and purveyor of erotica, Rupert Murdock (New Age Bulletin, England, Vol. V, No. 1, p. 2, June 1993) Pressure from mainline denomination, representing large markets, prompts their use of wording which allows the greatest variety of interpretations. The 1991 national committee report from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) represents the reins pulling from religious and 'ethical' markets.

APOSTATE CHRISTIANITY NEW AGE
"A reformed Christian ethic of sexuality will not condemn...any sexual relationship in which there is genuine equality and mutual respect. What is ruled out...are relations in which persons are abused, exploited or violated."
Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
"[N]o stigma need be attached to premarital, or extramarital sex or even incest, except where these acts do violence to another."
Ethics in Contemporary Psychic Experience

      Roman Catholics are expressing similar views. Sister Madonna Kolbenschlay said, "[W]omen...are in the process of reversing Genesis by validating and freeing their sexuality." Father Matthew Fox in Original Blessing writes, "Ours is truly an erotic god."


      That morality is really not relative is seen in the outrage of the public at the sexual activity of gurus like Swami Muktanada Paramanansa (Gov. Jerry Brown, Marsha Mason and Diana Ross' guru), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Rajneesh, Catholic priests and Bishops and fallen evangelical leaders. The secular press has devoted entire books, like the best selling The Closing of the American Mind, to bemoan society's substitution of 'values' for 'virtues'. A Los Angeles Times writer reflects on the coming cataclysm caused by the rejection of objective standards:

[R]elative standards of morality breed chaos and ultimately the downfall of society.

Excerpts from:
New Age Bible Versions by G. A. Riplinger

—— END OF ARTICLE ——




ARE YOU A GOOD PERSON?  

VIEW-POINT  

THEOSOPHY: THE WORSHIP OF LUCIFER  

LUCIFER: ANGEL OF LIGHT - FATHER OF LIES  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?  

RETURN TO THE OLD PATHS -- excerpt from The Morning Stars  

GREEK NUGGETS or FOOL'S GOLD?  

WHY THE KJV SHOULD BE RETAINED  

SCRIPTURE PRESERVATION & SCRIPTURE CORRUPTION  

CORRUPT LEXICONS AND DICTIONARIES  

GNOSTICISM and CHRISTIANITY  

SPIRITUAL   ADULTERY  

BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS  

OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS  

APOCRYPHA  

SEPTUAGINT  

THE INQUISITION: A VIDEO DOCUMENTARY  

FOXE's BOOK of MARTYRS  

THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD (by a former priest)  

THE “EVANGELICAL” SEDUCTION  

AMERICA's CHRISTIAN HERITAGE  

GOD & AMERICA: OUR TRUE HISTORY



“In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (Matt. 18:16; II Cor. 13:1)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do new versions corrupt the gospel?
2. Do new versions corrupt the Lord's model prayer?
3. Do new versions permit sodomy?
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5. Do new versions support Roman Catholic errors?
6. Do new versions hurt Christians?
7. Does the Amplified Bible ignore the Rev. 22 warning?
8. Do some Dead Sea Scrolls pervert scriptures?
9. What about the Geneva Bible?
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ALLEGED KJV ERRORS: Easter/Passover  

AMERICA: REPENT OR PERISH!  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

APOCRYPHA  

ARE YOU A MORMON ?  

BIBLE VERSIONS - WHICH IS THE REAL WORD OF GOD?  

CHRIST'S MASS - HISTORY REVEALS THE TRUTH  

CHRISTMAS 2000 Years Before Christ  

CORRUPT LEXICONS AND DICTIONARIES  

COULD THIS BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ?  

FOX's BOOK of MARTYRS  

FREE MASONRY EXPOSED  

GOD and AMERICA  

HISTORY OF BAPTISM  

HISTORY OF THE RED LETTER EDITION  

IMPORTANT NEWS ARTICLES  

IN AWE OF THY WORD  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

IS SUNDAY SACRED AND HOLY ?  

JESUS' BIRTH - THE UNTOLD STORY  

KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE FACTS  

KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS
  LUCIFER: ANGEL OF LIGHT - FATHER OF LIES  

NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS  

OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS  

ONLY ONE GOD  

PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH FULFILLED IN JESUS CHRIST  

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY  

RETURN TO THE OLD PATHS -- EXCERPT FROM THE MORNING STARS  

ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS ABOUT SUNDAY  

SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE  

SEPTUAGINT  

THE BIG BANG  

THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD (by a former priest)  

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND  

THE GOD OF HEAVEN OR THE god OF THIS WORLD ?  

THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT  

THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE HOLY BIBLE  

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS  

THE TRUE SABBATH  

WHAT'S WRONG WITH HALLOWEEN  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?  

WHO IS KING JAMES ?  

WICCA/PAGAN — SATANIC TIES  

WORLD RELIGIONS  

WORLD  RELIGIONS  -  Article 2


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