The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible is a piece of filth, and should go into your garbage pail if you have one. Tragically, the NIV is by far the most popular Bible in America/Canada today amongst ministers and laity. The NIV completely removes the necessary word "begotten" from John 3:16...
KJV: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
NIV: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
The NIV teaches heresy, because Jesus is NOT God's one and only Son. Evidently the ignoramuses who translated the NIV never read John 1:12... "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." Those idiots never read 1st John 3:1... "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not." The truth of the matter is that God has MANY sons, but only one BEGOTTEN Son. Jesus was born of a miraculous virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23), and entered this world as the Godhead incarnate, i.e., God in the flesh (Colossians 2:9; 1st Timothy 3:16). Please note that all my Scriptures references are solely to the trustworthy King James Bible. All modern bibles are corrupt.
How could the NIV translating committee be so stupid? It is no small matter to translate the Word's of Almighty God, especially when you CHANGE what He said. The Bible, in numerous references, warns and pronounces a curse upon all Bible corrupters (Deuteronomy 4:2; Galatians 1:8-9; 2nd Peter 3:16; Revelation 22:19). "...for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God" (Jeremiah 23:36). The King James Bible translates John 3:16 absolutely 100% correct. The word "begotten" is there in John 3:16, because Jesus is indeed the only begotten Son of God. Every born again believer is an adopted son of God... "To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons" (Galatians 4:5). Every Christian is an adopted child into God's family. So if you have a Bible, make sure that the "word" begotten is present in John 3:16, or else throw it into the garbage after tearing it up. Why Would Anyone Use the NIV? (used with permission)