a reply to: luciferslight
You are not alone in this, now as wisvol
rightly point's out there are different versions and even translation of the bible, some converted
from the original greek, other's based on the king james version and others based on new interpretations of the bible.
There are abridged easy reading bibles that a kid could read but some would claim are so abridged they are not always correct and there are bibles
like the old english version of the King James original translation that due to there archaic use of language are often incomprehensible even to
modern English people as well as tiresome to read, it also contains translation errors and flaws that change some meanings completely.
The best are the New World translations and the latest editions in particular thought the gideon is also good.
Now as for changes in the bible.
I have experienced what I refere to as a reality shift but have to ask MYSELF if maybe I just had a mental episode, I Shall explain,.
You see I had one copy of the bible, I have been religious all my life since watching the Jesus movies as a small child at easter and christmas
though I never actually read the bible until I was about 17 year's of age, now I read the new testament several time's as I could in my mind cross
reference the Jesus I knew from my faith with the one I read about in the book and but since mine as a King James bible the old testament was very
tiresome to read so I read about only half then took the bible and without reading I looked at each page for several minutes scanning it and trying to
consign it to some kind of ethereal memory in the form of image memorys as I tried to memories the lines word by word without actually reading them
consciously (sound's crazy I know but I had read up to past the proverbs and several of the complete later book's before the new testament which I did
read several time's).
SO I tried to make two copies in my mind, one that I had read, incompletely as far the old testament is concerned and tried to understand made more
difficult by the antique phrasing used in the KGV and one that I tried to memories as images of the words, lines and pages several time's.
I later experience something on a later reading about 1989 or 1990, I picked up my bible to read the new testament specifically the book of
revelation which I had read a lot and here is where thing's started to go strange for me.
I flipped through the pages and came across a section I had never seen before in the new testament as if it had appeared, the gist was a warning that
a false religion was going to come from the east and many would be decieved and follow it but not to be decieved for it would lead them to there
I searched for this again and could not find it, it had not been there before and was not there after.
Then a similar event occured.
I read yet another appearing and disappearing passage that seemed to be outside but in reference to the book of revelation, the words of this were
"Write these word's upon the piller of your heart for they are life", well of course there are all sorts of arguments about that as the way and the
life and the resurrection are actually Jesus himself but that is neither there nor here and I simply did as it commanded and re-read the revelation
which at that time was exactly the same as I had always read it before.
I took a break from reading the bible as I had to study for a course I was attending and for the next two or three years except for the odd passage
from John or Luke I left the bible alone, thing's started to go bad in my life in about 1993 and I started to experience horrifying thing's that would
put most people into a psyche ward, I tried to weather them and remain convinced my experiences were genuine paranormal and perhaps demonological
I desperation I turned to my piller the bible but was shocked, there was a passage that had appeared in the new testament that was completely new to
me and I had never read before which was one of the apostles saying "Give the immoral brother to Satan" and so I actually believe this is an
alteration to the bible, possible to reality itself that was made by evil for evil intent and to destroy or try to ruin the faith of those that read
Another alteration was that the old testament now seemed to portray an altogether less humane god than the one I had gotten to know from my previous
reading's and Jacobs experience at Bethel was now tarsely documented were in the reading's I remembered Jacob whom had taken a stone to use as a
pillow while he slept at the place he later called the house of God or BethEl had an experience like a kind of vision in which he heard the lord and
actually saw him.
"Jacob, Jacob" Jacob stirred and looked up seeing a ladder reaching as it where from all the earth to heaven and he saw being's ascending and
descending it going about the lords work in the world, as he looked up he saw a mighty throne OVER/ABOVE heaven and one like a man in form standing
before and amidst it, the throne was like unto an emerald and a sapphire, the one he saw had a white robe with gold belt around his chest, his feet
and hand's were like burnished brass reflecting the light of a furnace and his hair and beard were exceedingly white while his face shone like the sun
but brighter and his eye's blazed white like the coals in a furnace, around his head was a crown like a rainbow aura of light but with more colours
than any rainbow, as Jacob looked up he continued for the voice was coming from this being "Jacob My Son, I am your Father, The God of your
forefathers Abraham and Isaac, behold this place upon which you now lie, as far as you can see to the east and the west, the north and the south I
give unto you and your descendant's for an inheritance for all generations, Can you number the sand's of the earth upon which you now lie or the stars
of heaven above YET I alone whom made them know there true number and behold Jacob I shall multiply your descendants until they are greater in number
even than these but they shall not always obey me and I shall punish them, Life Chaff upon The Threshing Floor
cought in the wind I shall
punish them and scatter them to the north, the south, the east and the west, into every nation and every family of man I shall scatter them until all
the world are your descendant's but a remnant I shall keep true to my name and when I have fullfilled all these thing's I have told you I shall bring
them back here to this place and raise them up even to my own throne and they govern the world in my name".
Now that is missing from the version I read today.
Another part was from the book of Revelation, a passage about one like unto the son of man whom would come down out of heaven and overcome (not kill
that is for the lamb whom is the lion our lord himself on Judgement day when he throws it into the lake of fire) the beast and the kingdom of the
beast and like the beast has a number(Which some believe is actually the islamic word in the name of Allah since the ancient greek that was
interpreted as letters also matched almost perfectly to the later arabic symbols that spell that but this was not part of what I remembered and only
information I gleaned from the net much, much later)
and that number is six threescore and six (which is the number of A man) this being that came
down to -