The 666 Logo on the NKJV Bible cover:
One might ask why the corrupters of God's Word would leave evidence in the form of Satanic and Occultist symbols behind. Satanists and the Occultists have a history rich in symbolism. And I believe that God has them to incorporate these secret symbols so that those with understanding will be warned. call it an Achilles Heal if you would, but the Occultist and Satanist have always identified each other through their "secret" symbols that originally were only known to the initiated. but the Lord has called many out of those evil secret societies, and with their conversion, many of the secrets were revealed to the un-initiated. And I believe that they simply can't help it but to utilize these types of cryptic symbols and icons, I feel that it is simply the nature of the Beast; for everything to do with satan is depicted by icons, idols, symbols.... Let's look at a couple of places that you would least expect to find satan's hidden signature:
The NKJV logo is the ancient symbol for the pagan trinity, not the Christian Trinity. At left is the symbol, called a Triquetra, it is duplicated if you take three 6's and fan them out into a circle joining them together at the round parts of the bottom of each number '6'. Use of number symbols (like this 666) can he traced back to Pythagoras (582 B.C.), initiate into the Egyptian Mysteries (very heavy occultism!). The symbol was popularized again by Satanist Aleister Crowley (circa 1900) for the Royal Arch (Lucifer) of the 3rd Degree of the York Order of Freemasonry.
Remember [Acts 17:29]: "We ought not to think the Godhead is like (anything)... graven by art..."
In the occultist 3rd Degree of the York Order of Freemasonry, the symbol's shape is duplicated (when viewed from directly above) as three initiates touch feet and join arms in a special way while repeating the names of the ancient pagan trinity. The NKJV's symbol can be seen on satanic rock group albums like Led Zeppelin, as well as on New Age (occultist) bestsellers like "The Aquarian Conspiracy."
The Freemason symbol on the 1970 Catholic Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible (TJB or NJB):
Scottish Rite, or "Baphomet" Cross
A Masonic symbol seen less frequently is the 33°cross because it appertains only to the highest degrees. It is more commonly called the Crusaders Cross or the Jerusalem Cross. It was supposedly worn by the first Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Godfrey de Bouillon, after he liberated Jerusalem from the Muslims.8
This symbol is on the hat of the Sovereign Grand Commander of all 33° Masons in a very slightly modified form. It is part of the magical signature of Aleister Crowley, the supreme Satanist of this century!9 It is also found as the logo of the new Catholic Bible, the Jerusalem Bible!10
8: Whittemore, Carrol E., Symbols of the Christian Church, Abingdon Press, NashvIlle, 1959, p. 12.
9: Crowley, Aleister, The Equinox, Vol.3, No.1, Samuel Welser, New York, 1973, pp 226, 248.
10: Jones, Alexander (gen. ed.), The Jerusalem Bible, Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1970, frontispiece.
The "Jerusalem" Cross
In a silvery background, it was the banner used to represent the Crusader's Kingdom of Jerusalem. Nowadays the Jerusalem Cross appears on, among other things, the Medal of the Holy Sepulchre, which is presented by the Pope.
*Article above excerpted from Symbols '98 Encyclopedia.
*Article at left excerpted from Masonry; Beyond The Light by William Schoebelen p.121,280.
What is the danger of these corruptions and what are they getting at:Many of the men that are responsible for the newer versions were themselves deceived. Below is a quotation from one of the Scholars, Dr. Frank Logsdon, who worked on the New American Standard Version (NASB or NASV), after he was made aware of the alterations and corruptions that appear in that Bible version. You can't help pitying the man, but let it serve as a lesson to always be on guard for satan's deceptions!
"Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field..." [Gen 3:1].Quotation:
"I must under God renounce every attachment to the New American Standard...I'm afraid I'm in trouble with the Lord...We laid the groundwork; I wrote the format; I helped interview some of the translators; I sat with the translator; I wrote the preface...
I'm in trouble; I cant refute these arguments; its wrong, its terribly wrong; it's frighteningly wrong; and what am I going to do about it?...I can no longer ignore these criticisms [of the corruptions in the New American Standard Version Bible (NASB/NASV)] I am hearing and I can't refute them...
When questions began to reach me at first I was quite offended. However, in attempting to answer, I began to sense that something was not right about the NASV. Upon investigation, I wrote my very dear friend, Mr. Lockman, explaining that I was forced to renounce all attachment to the NASV...The product is grievous to my heart and helps to complicate matters in these already troublous times...The deletions are absolutely frightening...there are so many...Are we so naive that we do not suspect Satanic deception in all of this?...
I don't want anything to do with it...
[T]he finest leaders that we have today...haven't gone into it [the new version's use of the corrupted Greek (Nestles) text], just as I hadn't gone into it...That's how easily one can be deceived...I'm going to talk to him [Dr. George Sweeting, then president of Moody Bible Institute] about these things...
[Y]ou can say the Authorized Version [KJV] is absolutely correct. How correct? 100% correct!
If you must stand against everyone else, stand."
The fact that this came from one of the men responsible for the actual preparation of one of the newer Bible versions should carry a great deal of weight with you. The corrupt text that he was referring to is the same (Nestles) text used for the NIV, RSV... The above quote was taken from Gail Riplinger's best seller book New Age Bible Versions. My dear fellow Christian, God preserved His Holy Word in the King James Bible. As we touched on in this study, the newer versions have subtly removed Jesus Christ from the Bible. This all feeds into the end time prophecy that the false impostor christ (antichrist) will come to an earth unprepared for him. These newer versions are consistently replacing the name 'Jesus Christ' with 'the Christ', or 'the One'.... My question to you is which 'One'? What 'Christ'? The false christ??? How will the reader of the newer versions know the difference between the true Jesus Christ and the antichrist?
The antichrist (satan) himself (not just his spirit as is now here) will be an impostor to Jesus Christ, and he WILL come to this earth first, claiming to be the Messiah. In the Strong's Exhaustive ConcordanceGreek language Dictionary of the New Testament, the prefix 'anti' as in 'antichrist' means something quite different than, say for instance, antifreeze...:
Anti: Greek word #473 anti (an-tee'); a primary particle; opposite, i.e. instead of or because of (rarely in addition to): KJV-- for, in the room of. Often used in composition to denote contrast, requital, substitution, correspondence, etc.Below we see satan as the antichrist in his end time role:
2 Cor 11:14
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformedinto an angel of light. (KJV)
Forewarned is forearmed! God bless you Christian and your study of God's Word, for our generation has not the luxury of simply being a complacent pew-potato Christian, because it is to our present generation that the prophesied antichrist (satan himself) is coming, and we shall be called upon to stand against the antichrist - how have you prepared yourself? Have you prepared yourself?
Transformed: Greek word #3345 metaschematizo (met-askh-ay-mat-id'-zo); from 3326 and a derivative of 4976; to transfigure or disguise; figuratively, to apply (by accommodation)
The only way to prepare yourself is by studying God's Word, the true Word of God, not words of men mixed in that remove all warning of the coming antichrist and the mark of the beast (which is not even a literal mark persey)!
In the Contemporary English Version Bible (CEV) published by the utterly spiritually corrupt United Bible Society completely omits the word "Lucifer" [Isa 14:12], and the word "antichrist" [1st John 2:18, 2:22, 4:3, & 2nd John 1:7] from their Bible. God's one great adversary and the false impostor antichrist have been so artfully and totally removed from this newer Bible version as though he did not even exist. But he does exist and he is coming when the way has been fully readied for him. Christian beware! For he is coming for us to destroy us and God's plan. He will fail, fear not, for God and all those who stand with and for God shall never, forever and ever, ever be destroyed.
God wrote the Bible, and it has an ending into the eternity. We are told what SHALL happen. We must remain faithful and hang in there. God wins, satan perishes, and we who are faithful to our Lord God and Lord Jesus Christ Messiah shall live everlasting even unto the eternity of eternities. I believe that with all my heart because God wrote it to us in that letter from Him to us - the Bible - that letter that satan and his lost ones seek to destroy, hide, deny, corrupt, change, and ruin utterly. And God shall help us when the antichrist comes after us to spiritually beguile us that we might worship him before the True Jesus Christ - God forbid! Our Lord God is not unfaithful to break His promises: "...for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee" [Heb 13:5]. See also: Duet 31:6, Josh 1:5, 1st Sam 12:22, Psm 37:28, Isa 41:10 7 17....