While we can understand a Christian’s zeal to impress upon the unsaved, indeed the saved, as to the horrific seven years of God’s wrath to be poured out on the earth, by referring to these years as the great tribulation (New King James Version), but as we shall see, God’s words need no embellishments and subtractions by Rome.  

Yes, I know, when we all speak, we say “the great tribulation” in referring to the time after the rapture, however, this is not a reason to change God’s perfect and inerrant written words of the Authorized Bible.

Only Rome wants to change it, so they can change whatever else in the Bible … just to show, that if they can change the bread and the grape juice into the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ … WHICH THEY CAN’T! … then Rome should be able to change the scriptures whenever and how ever they like.  

Remember Dear Reader, The New King James is Rome’s Bible for the Christian. Satan does not always ride into a church with pitchfork, pointy ears and with an arrow shaped tail. No Dear Reader, Rome’s mantra is always “Slowly, slowly, and without too much zeal.” Oh! And what better “It’s the King James Bible and it’s new!”

Dear Reader, it looks like a King James Bible but Rome has put the vacuum cleaner through it, so that the dumb Christian can’t tell the difference! They have centuries of practice with this approach … with thousands of changes! 



Revelation 7:14 (Authorized Bible)
And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

(the words of Jesus)

Revelation 7 :14 (NKJV)

And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

(NOT the words of Jesus)

Matthew 24:21 (The Authorized Bible)
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

(the words of Jesus)

Matthew 24 :21 (NKJV) (Rome)

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
(NOT the words of Jesus) 

Now, Christians do suffer tribulation, indeed tribulations, as Paul says And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; (Romans 5:3).

However, the study of the context shows that our troubles and tribulations are not about great tribulation or great tribulations. No, great tribulation is a specific time of God’s seven-year wrath.

Furthermore, if the NKJV is correct, why does it disagree with itself, with the Matthew verse, spoken by Jesus Christ, simply having the phrase as “great tribulation”?

With the NKJV there is no internal reliability. The NKJV contradicts itself!

Why should the NKJV differ from the Authorized Bible? In a word – Rome!

The NKJV simply reveals itself as having Rome’s filthy hands all over it. Rome has deliberately changed the phrase “great tribulation” to “the great tribulation” to cause controversy.

The real reason this is done, is to have Christians simply to question the King James Bible. Satan uses the oldest trick in the book every time with the “Yea, hath God said?” (Gen 3:1).

It is good to have a zeal, but when it comes to studying God’s words, we must let it be a zeal according to knowledge (Rom 10:2). 

Furthermore, as we are followers of Paul as he follows Christ (1Cor 11:1), it behoves us all to follow Paul’s injunctions, indeed commandments (1Cor 14:37), when he states   

“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” (1Corinthians 1:10).

Harley Hitchcock






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