6 Liars lose their Voice
The Testimony below is utterly amazing:
Let the lying lips be put to silence” (Psalm 31:18)
“The following is from New Age Bible Versions, G.A. Riplinger, pp. 446-449. For more information on New Age Bible Versions by Gail Riplinger and other material contact: A.V. PUBLICATIONS, P.O. Box 280, Ararat, VA 24053 * 1-800-435-4535
A peculiar phenomenon kept surfacing during my research into the life of these ‘scribes’. God apparently ‘cut off’ their power to speak. Regression: A third symptom which accompanies spirit possession in the bible is the inability to speak. It is called a ‘dumb spirit’ in Mark 9:17, 25 and Matthew 9:32,33; 12:22; 15:30,31. Those verses disclose the corresponding “frog” in the throat (Revelation 16:13) that accompanies unclean spirits of this kind. [H]e was casting out a devil and it was dumb. . .when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake. . . Luke 11:14 (The Living Bible: Taylor) “The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.” (Psalms 12:3)
1. [Kenneth Taylor (Living Bible Translator) was silenced …]
The popular press has made note of author, Kenneth Taylor’s, loss of ability to talk. Time magazine, July 1972, states: Mysteriously half way through the paraphrase Taylor lost his voice and still speaks in a hoarse whisper. A psychiatrist who examined him suggested that the voice failure was Taylor’s psychological self-punishment for tampering with what he believed to be the Word of God.
2. [Philip Schaff (New American Standard translator was silenced …]
New American Standard Version; “Let the lying lips be put to silence.” (Psalm 31:18) Also silenced was Philip Schaff, collaborator on the New Greek Committee and director of the American Standard Version, which formed the foundation of the New American Standard and The Living Bible. Paralleling Taylor’s pathology, Schaff’s son finds the same “frog” in Philip Schaff’s throat. Even as early as 1854, the warning was given, “his voice so affected that he could not speak in public so as to be heard.” Finally by 1892, “the power of articulated speech gone.” (David S. Schaff, The Life of Phillip Schaff (New York: Charles Scribner’s Son’s, 1897), pp.171, 446). A friend corresponds to Schaff, “It is with great sorrow that I have learned of the affliction which has befallen you.” This malady followed his activity with Westcott and Hort on the RV committee and his American Standard Version. Still in 1893 his pathoses “deprived him of the power of speech.” (Ibid., p.492)
3. [S.P. Tregelles, (author of a ‘New’ Greek Text) was silenced …]
‘New’ Greek Text: Tregelles. Schaff himself writes of S.P. Tregelles, author of a ‘New’ Greek Text which preceded and strongly influenced the Westcott and Hort revision. Of Tregelles Schaff writes, he was “scarcely able to speak audibly.” (Ibid., p.246)
4. [Westcott, was silenced …]
Westcott and Hort Greek Text: (RV, NRSV, NIV, NASB, CEV, New Century Version, Good News for Modern Man, Jehovah Witness bible, The Book, The Everyday Bible, All Catholic bibles et al.) Westcott’s biographer cites that in 1858 “he was quite inaudible” (Life of Westcott, Vol. I, p. 198) and by 1870 “His voice reached few and was understood by still fewer.” (Ibid., p.272)
5. [J.B. Phillips (The New Testament in Modern English) was silenced …]
The New Testament in Modern English: J.B. Phillips. [T]he froward tongue shall be cut off. (Proverbs 10:31) J.B. Phillips tells in his own autobiography, “I was still doing a fair measure of speaking in schools and churches until the late summer of 1961. And then quite suddenly my speaking, writing and communication powers stopped. I was not in panic but I was certainly alarmed, and when a few weeks rest brought no improvement I cancelled all speaking engagements for the rest of the year (age 55).” The Price of Success, the title of his autobiography, is apropos. (J.B Phillips, The Price of Success (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1984), see pp. 163-196)
The speechless sphinx syndrome can even happen to a believer, as is did to Zacharias: “And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak,… because thou believest not my words” (Luke 1:20).
Dr. Samuel Gipp was contacted personally and verified that the following incident occurred as reported. For more information and video tapes call 1-800-311-1823.
Shocker! Bible Scholar Loses Voice on the John Ankerberg TV Show
When Ankerberg asked Dr. Don Wilkins, of the New American Standard Version translation committee, a key question. “Is it true”, asked Ankerberg, “as Gail Riplinger reported in her bestselling book, New Age Bible Versions, that a number of the scholars who worked on the new translation committees lost their voice as punishment by God?”
6. [Dr. Don Wilkins (New American Standard Version translation committee) was silenced …]
As the TV cameras captured the moment, Dr. Wilkins opened his mouth to answer and nothing came out! No sound! Wilkins kept trying to clear his throat, but he couldn’t respond. Ankerberg and the other new version scholars were visibly startled. Finally, an embarrassed and frightened Wilkins was able to screech out in a cracking, almost inaudible manner, “I… I’ve… lost… my voice!”
A shocked John Ankerberg ordered the cameras to stop and back up, whereupon Dr. Joseph Chambers, a King James only advocate, politely protested. “The cameras should record exactly what happened here,” Chambers insisted. But Ankerberg was hearing none of it. After a brief delay, the TV cameras began to roll again, after the amazing segment of Dr. Wilkins losing his voice had conveniently been excised!
[Can you see a pattern Here?
The Devil deletes the data,
the evidence, that doesn’t support His Lie.]
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” (Proverbs 30:5-6)
“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.” (Deuteronomy 4:2)
“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 the book 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)
[excerpt again from: https://www.british-israel.us/311.html]
Is there “a Lesson” here to be learned?
Yes. Do not delete, dilute, or alter the Word of God.
That concludes part 3.
Part 4, will look at specific translation errors that are well known and well accounted for in the King James Bible.
Being honest about these short comings, makes the whole Book and Translation, that more Trustworthy.