5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
This is interesting to me. The New King James literally denies the death, burial and ressurection of Jesus Christ.
Look at verse 8.
From what training I have in lifesaving (I went through the Red Cross Emergency CPR-AED-First Aid training over two days, which requires refresher courses it seems every other month or so!), I can tell you that anyone’s respiration or heartbeat brought at the point of death, means they are still alive.
No kidding. If you’re doing CPR and STOP when someone is at the point of death, depending on the state you’re in and the circumstances you could be held liable for abandoning CPR while still alive.
Arrythmic heart beat and greatly reduced respiration is still alive. Apparently, the New King James holds to the “Swoon” theory, which was disproved by incredulous doctors over a century and a half ago.
The NKJV says Christ was obedient to the point of death. That’s alarming, as it’s either saying he did not die, or that Christ ceased to be obedient at that point.
The NKJV really frightens me. So many people read it, without stopping to analyze what it is saying.
The BIBLE says Jesus Christ died on the cross. The Bible says Jesus Christ is always obedient to the Father, whom He is equal to.
The NKJV is saying either that Christ did not die… or that He ceased to be obedient when he was almost dead.
The translators and everyone who worked on that translation will have to answer to God for it.
I would not want to be them.