FROM THE BOOK “NEW AGW BIBLE VERSIONS”
BY GAIL RIPLINGER
The Epitaph of Philip Schaff
"Ye shall conceive chaff' Isaiah 33:11
The New American Standard Version
Venom from the fangs of the viper filled the fountain pen of Philip Schaff, staining every paragraph of his American Standard Version. The Westcott-Hort campaign to reframe the Greek and English bible sent Schaff, armed with his poison pen, to the front lines, as President of the American Old and New Testament Committees. The press had often protested his position, saying:
We are at a loss to understand why such a man is permitted to be the big gun.1
If the biography of Philip Schaff, available in standard encyclopedias, appeared on the back jacket of the new versions, as author biographical sketches often do, his trial for heresy and active participation in the kick-off meeting for the New Age movement, would be only a few of the numerous aspects of his life which would cause Christians to reject his translations. His colleagues from the University of Berlin called him, "[T]he theological mediator between East and West."2 Schaff chided Christians saying, "[T]hey vainly imagine that they possess the monopoly on truth."3 As a result, "Shocked churchmen brought Schaff before the Pennsylvania Synod for heresy," notes one of his biographers.4 Schaff’s own son admits, "[T]he people associated all manner of doctrinal evil with [him]" and referred to him as a "traitor."5 Referring to Schaff’s theology, his son writes:
[I]t was at that time considered by most [Christians] in the United States dangerous and by many heretical.6
The Living Bible and the 'New' American Standard Version, which "sought to preserve" the ASV, are among the convoy carrying Schaff’s deadly cargo forward to this generation.7 They have taken custody of Schaff’s 30,000 alterations to the text, each one a clang in his battle cry:
[T]he church must adjust her….doctrinal statements….to natural sciences8
These 'adjustments' disarm verses which defend miraculous or supernatural phenomenon, such as Christ's incarnation, deity, sinlessness, resurrection and ascension.9 A cartoon mummy of his ASV is preserved today in The Living Bible by Kenneth Taylor. Its text is a direct paraphrase of the work of Schaff’s paring knife. What now is 'fed' to children was considered poison by Schaff’s contemporaries. "Parents were warned against sending their children to Mercersburg," admits Schaff’s son, so he moved on to teach at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. 10 It was, Schaff said:
….so liberal as to allow for all my dissenting views on these and other points.11
There in New York City, Schaff sought men, who shared what he called his "liberal outlook," for membership on his bible translation committee.12 Rejected were those who believed in, what he called, "the moonshine theory of the inerrant apostolic autographs.”13 His monopoly of the translation later led committee members to admit that the 30,000 changes from the KJV are, "indebted to Philip Schaff more than to all others put together.”14 Schaff, however, gives credit to one member, a Unitarian layman. (They deny the deity of Christ and the Trinity.) Of him Schaff said, "No one took a deeper interest in the revision."15 This 'interest' is evidenced in the Arianism seen in Schaff’s text and footnotes (i.e., John 9:38, Micah 5:2 et al.) and now abounding in all new versions.
The Origin of the 1993 Parliament of World Religions
The event which Philip Schaff called, "the sum of my life and my theological activity," was also heralded as the debut of the New Age movement by today's editor of the New Age Dictionary and East West Journals Books exposing the New Age movement, like Larson's Book of Cults, Campus Crusade's Mystical Maze, Hunt's [NO RELATION TO ME - Keith Hunt] America: The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Chandler's Understanding the New Age, agree that Schaff’s event, "The Parliament of World Religions," set the New Age movement in motion.17 Larson calls it:
“The first surge of what was to be a transcendental tidal wave. In praise of the Hindu concept of God, theosophists [Luciferians] and swamis echoed the endorsement of 19th century luminaries. . .American Protestantism was jolted by the message of delegates to the Parliament who declare, ‘All is one. Man is divine.’”18
Schaff’s "Parliament" even called itself, "Babel….the actual beginning of a new epoch." It was the first occasion since the tower of Babel to proclaim, "The Brotherhood of Man," “[T]he unification of the world in things of religion,” and "the coming unity of mankind."19 Conference speakers, “explicitly heralded the new age” and the “transforming touch of the new age.” "Every voice has witnessed to the recognition of a new age," summarized one speaker.20 These voices joined in a chorus of speeches, setting forth the theology of the One World Religion of the false prophet and Antichrist. Speech titles included:
"Theosophy and Modern Social Problems "(Annie Besant)
"Idealism the New Religion"(Dr. Brodbeck)
"Worship of God in Man"(Elizabeth Stanton)
"Christian and Hindu Thought"(Rev. Hume)
"Only Possible Method of Religious Unification"(Dr. Alger)
"Synthetic Religion"(Kinza Hirai)
"Sympathy of Religions "(T.W. Higginson)
"Brotherhood of Man"(Dr. Roberts)
"The Good in all Faiths"(Dr. Hugenholtz)
"Essential Oneness of Ethical Ideas"(Rev. Hultin)
"Elements of Universal Religions"(Dr. Hirsch)
"The Ultimate Religion"(Bishop Keane)
"Concessions to Native Religious Ideas(Rev. Slater)
"Swedenborg and Harmony of Religions"(Rev. Mercer)
"Sacred Books of the World"(Milton Terry)
"Buddha, The World's Debt to"(H. Dharmapala)
"Ethics of Christian Science"
"Hindus, Religious Belief of (Ni Dvivedi)
"Islam, The Spirit of (Mohammed Webb)
"Shinto"(Bishop of Japan)2l
The apostasy of this Chicago meeting is evidenced by the conspicuous absence of Chicago's then leading Christian, D.L. Moody. Even the liberal Archbishop of Canterbury cautioned his clergy to avoid any involvement with the conference.22
The impetus for the "Parliament" came from a committee which included, among others, a representative of the "New Church" of Emmanuel Swedenborg, a Universalist pastor (They believe all go to heaven.) and a Unitarian author.23
To this list Schaff added his voice:
I give you, with pleasure, the liberty of using my name in the list of those who recommend the holding of an international and interdenominational religious congress.24
The Unitarian author announced to the Parliament, "I see in vision the next Parliament." "The sum of my life," as Schaff called it, a drama where "Christians of different denominations [sat] side by side with Chinese, Brahmans, and Buddhists," was reenacted again in 1993 at the "World Parliament of Religions".25
Its theme is "Religious Understanding and Cooperation in a Multicultural World." "Wiccan (witch) and neopagan brochures were everywhere," reports the enthusiastic National Catholic Reporter (9/10/93), along with "an exhibit announcing the coming of Maitreya, a person sighted in Africa and Europe, believed to be the Jewish Messiah, the risen Christ, and the Buddha of the Future." Speech titles paint a picture of Parliament leader Robert Midler's dream of a bible agreeable to the "new spiritual world order." The minds and momentum moving the 1993 meeting come into sharp focus with ALL CAP speech titles, reserved solely for the only participating organization which blatantly promotes the worship of Lucifer, Blavatsky's Theosophical Society.
"Vocabulary for the 21st Century"
"Language in Religion"
"World Scriptures: Learning from Other Traditions"
"Sikh Scriptures for Universal Text"
"The Problems & Hazards of Religious Pluralism"
"UFO Abduction Phenomenon: What Could It Mean for the
"Journey From Fanaticism & Fundamentalism to Freedom"
"Christianity 'Born Again' for a New Age"
"Theosophical Perception in Christian Orthodoxy"
"Establishing a Righteous Order Agreeable to All Religions"
"Reconnecting with the Divine in Yourself
"The Witch as Shaman"
"Hindu Sanatana Dharma"
"Satanism in West Texas"
"The Viability of Pagan Theology"
"The Theology of Icons"
"The Christ for the 21st Century"
"The Past & Future Oneness: Great Principles Shared by All
Efforts to have the United Nations declare 1993 "The International Year of Religious Understanding" have been made.26 These strange bedfellows—religion and politics—were first married at the tower of Babel and are later depicted in the book of Revelation where "MYSTERY, BABYLON….THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS" is carried over the threshold by a beast portraying the Antichrist. A peek under the covers of Schaff’s Victorian period bed again reveals the HARLOT embracing the government of the United States. The chambers of Congress cradled the sleeping souls of its members while the President babbled:
I am disposed to believe that the Author of the Universe is preparing the world to become a single nation, speaking the same language, which will hereafter render armies and navies superfluous.27
Lulled members later voted, with the approval of the Senate and chief executive officer, to support the Parliament—a tower of Babel reaching far into the twentieth century. The theme of the Parliament, "union in the religions of different people," was transported around the globe by the U.S. State Department, as they solicited every country with which we have diplomatic relations.28 Their official invitation aided Schaff’s harlot to procure:
….the representation of all faiths to aid us in presenting to the world….the religious harmonies and unities of humanity….and to contribute to those forces which shall bring about the unity of the race.29
Schaff + Delegates = Parliament
Samson Delilah Philistines
Three prominent delegates exemplify the three fold cord of Eastern Hinduism (Swami Vivekananda), Western esotericism (Blavatsky's successor Annie Besant) and apostate Christianity (Philip Schaff et al.), which will enchain the world and sustain the One World Religion of the Antichrist. Schaff became entangled, like Samson of old.
SAMSON & THE PHILISTINES
The Philistines, "bound him with fetters of brass."
"Let die with with the Philistines.'
SCHAFF & THE PARLIAMENT
The Parliament bound him with "the golden chain of brotherhood."30
"I want to die in the Parliament,"31 said Schaff.
The Philistines sought to weaken the source of Samson's strength. The enemy now likewise seeks to destroy the source of a Christian's strength: "The word of his grace which is able to build you up." (Acts 20:32) So the Parliament's delegates, like Delilah, "pressed him daily with her words," until their captive said what she wanted him to say (Judges 16:16,17).
“The world’s religions….come from the same truth adapting itself to the different circumstances….It is the same light coming through different colors” 32
“All the saviours of the world were Christ’s though known by different names” 33
“Unity in variety is thew law of God….truth is many sided and all sided, and is reflected in different colors” 34
“Whatever comes to you is….the Blessed One” 35
“……as found in the New Testament” 36
NIV, NASB et al.
“the Blessed One” Mark 14:61
Exiled guru, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh calls himself "The Blessed One."37
Collegians International Church members call themselves, "Sons of the One."38
“The Blessed Ones have never failed to send their representatives…”39
NIV, NASB, et al.
“The Son of the Blessed One” Mark 14:61
The Princeton Review wrote of Schaff s "change of terminology" and admiration for men who held a "thoroughly pantheistic" philosophy.40 They could not foresee the degree to which new versions would agree with Satan's New Age coterie.
The serpent's apt stenographer
made sure that bibles won't deter
the ones who worship Lucifer.
CHRISTIANITY HAS BECOME SO WATERED DOWN, SO GLITTER AND GLOSS, SO MUCH A STAGE SHOW OF ENTERTAINMENT, WITH BANDS OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING “ROCK” GOSPEL; CHRISTIANITY HAS BECOME AN ENTERTAINMENT SLOT IN PEOPLE’S LIVES; GO IN WHATEVER CLOTHES YOU LIKE AND LEAVE YOUR BIBLE AT HOME, YOU’LL SEE SOME BIBLE WORDS ON THE BIG SCREEN ANYWAY. BIBLE STUDIES ARE NOT TO LEARN GOD’S WORD AND BE CORRECTED. USING MODERN VERSIONS MANY WORDS AND PHRASES AND SENTENCES ARE MISSING, SO IT IS ALL SUGAR COATED STUDY ANYWAY. IT’S THE ATTITUDE OF WELL WE ARE “CHRISTIAN” AND SO WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN IN DIFFERENT WAYS, AS LONG AS WE ARE ALL “GOOD” ROMAN CATHOLICS, BAPTISTS, PRESBYTERIANS, LUTHERARIANS, CONGREGATIONALISTS, PENTECOSTALISTS ETC. AND ETC. WE’LL ALL BE IN HEAVEN.
NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER!