How sad it is when pastors and churches use the New International Version as though it were a Bible. Why should Christians support a ministry that uses a "Bible" which is not a Bible?
The NIV leaves out Matthew 18:11. "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost." This is the devil's act to do away with what our Lord accomplished on the cross.
The NIV deletes Acts 8:37. Here is recorded a most important confession of faith that one should make before being baptized: "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." This verse is the proof text that the eunuch was saved before he was baptized, yet the NIV omits it. Is this the kind of Bible you want for preaching in the church and over the air?
The NIV leaves out "through his blood" in Colossians 1:14. Do we want a Bible without blood?
In 1 John 5:13, the NIV omits the words: "...and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." One thing is sure--the NIV wants to tone down the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The NIV leaves out Acts 28:29. This is not a complete Bible. It is a version that seeks to do away with much of the Word of God. No wonder there is so much confusion today.
The NIV omits John 5:4. This version is determined to water down the truth of the inspiration of the Scriptures. Is this the Bible you want your pastor to use and your children to use?
The NIV deletes Mark 11:26. Is this verse not important? Matthew 24:14 is left out, also the last sentence of Mark 6:11, as well as many other verses and words.
Are we going to allow so-called "scholars" to give us a "bible" which is not a Bible, which is not God's preserved Word? (Pastor Perry Rockwood, The Gospel Standard, November 1994)