Why Is The Holy Ghost Banished From All Non-KJV 'Bibles'
The Holy Ghost - the third Person of the Godhead. On this subject there is something particularly fascinating with regard to the many so-called modern translations of the Holy Bible. Right to the point it is this: the Holy Ghost is nowhere to be found in them. Most often the name of the Holy Ghost has been replaced by the term Holy Spirit. The significance of this is the subject of this post and is discussed below. Not one non-KJV 'bible' has a single mention of the name "Holy Ghost". Completely gone. The images below demonstrate this, showing the word-search results for "Holy Ghost" in the NIV, NASB, NKJV, and the ESV. Zero zero zero and zero. By contrast, the name "Holy Ghost" is found in the King James Version 89 times:
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|NIV Non-Inspired-Version - Zero: The Holy Ghost has nothing to do with it|
|NASB Not-A-Solid-Bible - Zero: The Holy Ghost has nothing to do with it|
|NKJV Neutered-King-James-Version - Zero: The Holy Ghost has nothing to do with it|
|ESV Error-Saturated-Version - Zero: the Holy Ghost has nothing to do with it|
|Authorized Version King James Bible - 89 verses: The Holy Ghost has everything |
to do with it. He is the Author of it - 2Peter 1:21
The subject of the name "Holy Ghost" as opposed to the term Holy Spirit is a well debated issue. As now known after viewing the above images, the Holy Ghost is found 89 times in the KJV, only in the New Testament of course. Of course the KJV does not exclusively use only the name "Holy Ghost". It is interesting to note though that the exact term "Holy Spirit" is used only four times in the KJV New Testament. Of these four instances, three times the word holy is lower case, written "holy Spirit". Each of the four are indirect references, specific to the context. Other references like for example "the Spirit" are used elsewhere. In this we discover a distinction made. This distinction between the name Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit or other references is an important one. Without entering here into the deep-theological contorting that usually accompanies the debate on this topic, ultimately the critical point of the matter has to do with the 'personhood' of the third person of the Godhead. Which is to say that removing the name of "the Holy Ghost" from scripture is ultimately an attack against the 'personhood' of the third Person of the Godhead. How so? Keeping it brief, "the Holy Ghost", rendered exactly that way 89 times out of 89 in the KJV, is a proper noun. A name of a person, in other words. By contrast, the Holy Spirit, or 'the Spirit' - phrased differently often, is not so specific. Can seem impersonal, if wanted to be, which in actuality seems to be the exact intent of the non-KJV Wescott-Hort Holy Ghost-less pseudo-bibles.
It can be difficult to ascertain in each specific instance why the KJV says 'the Holy Ghost' in one verse while in another we read something like "be filled with the Spirit" Eph. 5:18. Generally speaking though the answer seems to be the issue of the sovereign actings of the Holy Ghost as God the third Person vs. other references relating to His office. For instance this verse Acts 13:2 "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them". Now comparing that verse with the above mentioned Ephesians 5:18 "be filled with the Spirit" there is a difference. In Acts 13:2 it is God the Holy Ghost giving a direct command. In Ephesians 5:18 it is a directive to a believer to seek to be filled with "the Spirit". As no person can command the Holy Ghost, the verse cannot then say 'be filled with the Holy Ghost'...as if man could somehow direct the Person of God the Holy Ghost. No, man cannot direct God the Holy Ghost and get himself 'filled' when and if he wants to, but he can yield to and seek to "be filled with the Spirit".
At any rate, along these lines is where generally it seems the distinction is made in the KJV between the use of the name "the Holy Ghost" and all other references to Him. God the third Person who commands and acts sovereignly. And it is exactly this distinction that is completely stripped away in every other version. This can only be seen as a direct attack on the Person of God the Holy Ghost, as well the triune nature of the Godhead. There is much more to this subject it should be pointed out, but to go into all of it now is not the purpose here. The main purpose of this post is just to bring to light the fact that the Holy Ghost is missing completely from every non-KJV. Few probably even realize this, and it needs to be realized. And while we're at it another thing that should be realized is that this distinction provides another demonstration of the perfection and beauty of the Word of God found only in the King James Bible.
One more thought. Did man remove the Holy Ghost from his corrupted pseudo-bibles, or did the Holy Ghost remove Himself? The latter can be the only correct answer. He has nothing to do with them. Anointing on them? Never.
The Holy Ghost - the original King-James-Only.
Matthew 12:31-32 'Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come'
see also: 'Modern' Versions Make The Bible Say The Gospel Message Is "Foolishness" And "Folly"
Examine all 89 verses speaking of the Holy Ghost - click 'read full' link below:
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
But when they shall lead you , and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given ; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
And when he had said this, he breathed on them , and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did , so do ye.
But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
(Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.
Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
1 Corinthians 2:13
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1 Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 Corinthians 12:3
Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
2 Corinthians 6:6
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.
1 Thessalonians 1:5-6
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
2 Timothy 1:14
That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: