Question for you disciples of Jesus out there: What does Biblegateway.com, Zondervan, NIV, Gay Sex and Satan have in common?
As a recent website author I found this week noted, “Everything.”
After meeting Jesus and being born again, I was given an NIV Bible. For a few months I read it like any other Bible. Then someone introduced me to the King James Bible which, to me, was only of interest for it’s cool Ole English literary style. So I read that for a while. I strangely noted that the KJB was more ‘meaty and direct’ than the NIV. I couldn’t explain it other than ‘it felt more direct and more truthful’. So I just kept reading the KJB and never read the NIV again in my Bible time other than on a few occasions ‘just to test’.
Today, something uncool happened. For the last few years I have been a diligent promoter of the website Biblegateway.com. It is also linked daily to www.odb.org which is the publisher of Our Daily Bread Ministries. ODB might want to considering immediately un-linking. It’s perhaps a bit of a stretch but I just happened to find that Our Daily Bread and Zondervan are located just a 6 min drive from each other in Grand Rapids Michigan… coincidence? Hopefully….
Biblegateway used to be just a straight-up Bible website where you could go, read the Bible, and have the Bible played to you. Over the last couple of years, however, I started seeing a lot of advertisements for the NIV Bible on the side. Then, slowly, I noticed the appearance of more and more ‘flesh’. The girls in the banner ads started showing a bit more skin, my eyes started wandering a bit more until today when I was basically lusting after an ad of a woman lying on her back wearing nothing but a bikini-looking top with closed eyes and ‘inviting’ expression advertising some weird new age ‘floating’ activity.
On my daily Bible webpage???
Enough is enough.
It’s time to find out what’s up.
Immediately I did a whois lookup to find out who owns this website. Someone is starting to control me and I don’t like who they are. Check out these results as of today, August 13th, 2016. I give you the date because I would not be surprised if they immediately change the ‘ownership’ of the website after I finish this blog. The date is also in the screenshot:
I had remembered only one thing about Zondervan Corporation: they owned the NIV Bible which I had ‘funny feelings’ about. So I decided to do some quick searches and found this quick summary (pardon this person’s old-school web design and style and focus on the facts):
Shocking? It gets worse.
I decided to start looking at the actual scriptures and see how they compare. This page (same author) although it’s full of a lot of his/her anger, covers the details that you need to read. If anyone finds a better ‘snapshot web page’ of this KJV versus NIV, do let me know and I’ll update.
So, as you can see, Satan has definitely had his contributions to the writing of this ‘modern Bible’.
But, if that’s not enough for you, this next stuff really caught my attention. You see, a friend of mine has been teaching me ‘You have to always follow the money train, Wayne Out There.” He’s right. Whether it is a business, family, church, government, etc, you have to follow where the money train stops and you’ll note that many decisions – moral or immoral – about the world are made there. If you read from the link about the section under “The NIV and Zondervan” he writes the following points:
- Zondervan and NIV were purchased by HarperCollins
- HarperCollins publishes pro-homosexual books and the Satanic bible.
- HarperCollins is apparently a subsidiary of The News Corporation owned by Rupert Murdoch including Fox Broadcasting and a bunch of newspapers
Here is another link if you want to look more into the corporate stuff and the money train.
The conclusion is simple. You either support these people or you don’t. I don’t.
Today will be my last visit to my old favourite website Biblegateway.com.
Too bad you got in bed with the world.