The King James Bible says, in 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. (emphasis added)
We are told that the NIV, ESV, NASB and many other modern translations are the direct efforts of the Devil to deceive Christians, and ultimately attack Jesus Christ. What then, pray tell, do we do with passes like Jude 1:25 in the modern verses?
New International Version
to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
English Standard Version
to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
New American Standard Version
to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Compare these verses with the same passage in the King James Bible:
King James Bible
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Note the omission of “through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages” in the King James Bible. In light of a major King James Onlyism thesis (that the newer versions are tools crafted to attack Christ), and the assertion made in 1 Corinthians 12:3 that one cannot truly profess Christ as Lord, but by the Holy Ghost, does this strike you as the type of “corruption” we should expect from a bunch of “Satanic bible-correctors”? I don’t think so.
I would love to have dug a bit deeper into this variant, but I recently gave my only copy of Philip Comfort’s New Testament Text and Translation Commentary to a dear friend, and well-known King James Onlyist. If you would like to help me reclaim a copy, you can always purchase one for me off of my wishlist.