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Do We Have a Sinful Nature?

posted Sep 25, 2011, 9:53 PM by Kelvin Leu   [ updated Sep 25, 2011, 9:56 PM by hbchurch org ]
Given the amount of evil in the world it seems like men’s hearts are bent on doing evil. But does this mean that we are born this way? Many religious people claim that all of us are born with a “depraved” or “sinful nature” which every human-being has inherited from Adam.

Unfortunately, many powerful people in the world of “religious scholarship” have been schooled in institutions where this doctrine is foundational to their belief system. It is not surprising that the world is now suffering from the influence of these people because of their work on the NIV Bible.

A quick look at the biographical summaries of the members of the NIV translation committee (www.niv-cbt) is very revealing. They were all educated by and now teach at shcools renowned for Calvinistic theology. John Calvin taught that all men are born sinners. Hence, the NIV traslation of Psalm 51:5: “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

The bias of the NIV translators is even more evident in the New Testament. Because of their predisposition toward Calvinistic theology, they have changed the Sacred Text in many places. They have added the word “sinful” before the word “nature” in 23 places. But there is not one verse in all of the N.T. where “sinful” occurs before “nature” in the original language (koine Greek).

Sadly, the NIV is now the most widely distributed version of the Bible in the world. Millions of people hold in their hands one of Satan’s most effective weapons: the twisted or perverted word of God. People innocently read the NIV thinking “well, it’s the Bible” and then build or reenforce their belief system based upon what they are regularly reading in the NIV.

I have noticed through the years that people who use the NIV as their primary reading / study Bible soon begin using NIV terms like “sinful nature”. Or they will read a perverted passage and never realize what they just read. If you have an NIV, I would advise you to be VERY CAREFUL; it is filled with poison (if you want more, see The Corrupt Tree Called the NIV,

Remember, babies DO NOT inerit a “sinful nature” from their fathers (Ezekiel 18:20) or anyone else. We all choose to sin, but we ARE NOT predisposed to evil!

by  Ken Dart
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