Has the Bible been tampered with?

Has the Bible been tampered with?

Has the Bible been tampered with?

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One argument atheists like to give is that the Bible has been tampered with so it cannot be trusted. That argument is not sophisticated; there is more than enough evidence to support that the New Testament writers (and thereby the reliability of the Old Testament) wrote what they experienced as eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus. Have you heard of the phrase “chain of custody? Frank explains it here.

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48 thoughts on “Has the Bible been tampered with?

  1. Tavares Manuel

    Where can we find these chains of custodies he speaks of ?

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  2. Michael Christopher

    The chain of custody was broken. Logic tells us the Gospels were written in Aramaic, which were destroyed to alter the Word of God.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  3. Paul Wiederhold

    What gets me is the translations. I am always reading, listening, watching people say this verse/word really means 'x' and therefore whatever translation you have here is the correct definition/meaning here. Why don't – doesn't someone put out a 'as best as possible Hebrew & Greek' translated version so you don't have to compare to 6 other translations, and then look at your Hebrew and Greek definitions?

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  4. Indra Winangun

    We can not trust New Testament. If New Testament is about the life of Jesus till crucified. New Testament is written in Greek. The disciples wrote the life of Jesus in Aram, Aramaic not in Greek.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  5. Reu

    My thought process is this : if Jesus Christ is my personal Lord and Savior then I want to know every possible thing I can know about him. My case and point would be the Gospel of Thomas , Enoch and the rest of the apocrypha and they hold stunning information! We can’t find that in the Bible that I grew up with. I’m just the type that wants the whole picture or as much as my brain can comprehend. The council of Nicaea definitely edited the Bible.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  6. Jesus is the answer

    Gods word will stand for all eternity!

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  7. Sierra Clark

    “If you declare with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). Now is the time to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. Obey His commands and repent of your sins because Jesus is coming back soon. Tomorrow isn’t promised.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  8. Speen Lmar

    Accept one God and get two more for free, such a perfect match for capitalism and Christianity.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  9. Heis1

    Not only has the new testament been corrupted by the Vatican themselves – and as far as a Chain custody, please stop the nonsense, the very people who possess the new testament ( Vatican) are the corruptors. That's why I left the church after being a Christian for many many years not to mention the idolatry. Why are Christians always wrong about scripture? – simple, the teachers of Christianity are also wrong therefore the students are wrong.

    – Bible can be understood by the representatives of the one who gave the Bible to begin with. I used to be a Christian for many many years but left the church because of its nonsense. Continue the journey of finding G-d, because after all, i did not want to separate from G-d. Research Christianity even further and also other religions, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism – only when I started to research Judaism was i amazed in fear and Awe at the information in the torah (old testament) through the eyes of the people who got the Bible to begin with (the jews).

    When I was a Christian I too felt like I couldn't understand the Bible correctly, all of that is a thing of the past – I now study the Bible the correct way – though a rabbi, and when I say the Bible i don't mean the new testament literature no, the real true Bible is the torah (old testament) seek the real true king of the universe and repent or perish like in the days of Noah.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  10. Heis1

    Not only has the new testament been corrupted by the Vatican themselves – and as far as a Chain custody, please stop the nonsense, the very people who possess the new testament ( Vatican) are the corruptors. That's why I left the church after being a Christian for many many years not to mention the idolatry. Why are Christians always wrong about scripture? – simple, the teachers of Christianity are also wrong therefore the students are wrong.

    – Bible can be understood by the representatives of the one who gave the Bible to begin with. I used to be a Christian for many many years but left the church because of its nonsense. Continue the journey of finding G-d, because after all, i did not want to separate from G-d. Research Christianity even further and also other religions, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism – only when I started to research Judaism was i amazed in fear and Awe at the information in the torah (old testament) through the eyes of the people who got the Bible to begin with (the jews).

    When I was a Christian I too felt like I couldn't understand the Bible correctly, all of that is a thing of the past – I now study the Bible the correct way – though a rabbi, and when I say the Bible i don't mean the new testament literature no, the real true Bible is the torah (old testament) seek the real true king of the universe and repent or perish like in the days of Noah.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  11. Heis1

    Not only has the new testament been corrupted by the Vatican themselves – and as far as a Chain custody, please stop the nonsense, the very people who possess the new testament ( Vatican) are the corruptors. That's why I left the church after being a Christian for many many years not to mention the idolatry. Why are Christians always wrong about scripture? – simple, the teachers of Christianity are also wrong therefore the students are wrong.

    – Bible can be understood by the representatives of the one who gave the Bible to begin with. I used to be a Christian for many many years but left the church because of its nonsense. Continue the journey of finding G-d, because after all, i did not want to separate from G-d. Research Christianity even further and also other religions, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism – only when I started to research Judaism was i amazed in fear and Awe at the information in the torah (old testament) through the eyes of the people who got the Bible to begin with (the jews).

    When I was a Christian I too felt like I couldn't understand the Bible correctly, all of that is a thing of the past – I now study the Bible the correct way – though a rabbi, and when I say the Bible i don't mean the new testament literature no, the real true Bible is the torah (old testament) seek the real true king of the universe and repent or perish like in the days of Noah.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  12. hardy harhar

    No Frank mentions cops, and I must leave, Freemasons are liars.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  13. adfasd

    Has Harry Potter been tampered with?

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  14. Jack

    God loves you Dont blaspheme the Holy Spirit it’s unforgivable.God loves you and sent his only son to die for you accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior confess your sins and repent you will be forgiven Don’t make idols Follow Gods commandments if this life is real why wouldn’t Heaven be God loves you🙏Psalms 121:2 NIV

    My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.1 John 4:15
    New International Version
    15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,(A) God lives in them and they in God.(B)And love Jesus Christ confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is King and the son of God and he died on the cross for are sins and rose on the third day from the dead and accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior🙏🙏Matthew 7:7
    New International Version
    Ask, Seek, Knock(A)
    7 “Ask and it will be given to you;(B) seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  15. Andrew Petty

    Correct!

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  16. Steven McGinty

    The Bible tells us that the scribe might not lie but the fountain pen does!

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  17. Rye Clansen

    Tampered with?? Bible a tampered, arbitrarily selected collection of writings, made up to push specific theological views. And these writings were redacted and edited to suit these beliefs, and then again tampered with again and again, to smooth out a pile of contradictions.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  18. BREAK•YOUR•CYCLE

    🙌

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  19. JESUS CHRIST

    💙 from India

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  20. John Mejia

    I mean it makes sense that there is some form of reliability within the Bible

    What makes NO sense from a secular viewpoint is Biblical inerrancy. That's just part of being a human, If you write something down 30 years after the fact, you just can't get every single thing correct.. I mean that's pretty clear and why we have slightly different dialogues and wordings of what Jesus said, because they don't remember exactly what he said

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  21. cddpmpls35

    ..yes.. ..the bible has been tampered with.. ..hence the warning at the end of revelation..

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  22. Jason Kanu

    The only book to be tampered with is the qu’ran false worldview my muslim brothers and sisters repent and turn to Christ

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  23. Bret Johnston

    Thank you Frank! I do believe this and I’m learning more of these things. Would this chain of custody include for example, the writings of Josephus? This was a short clip. Is there a full showing of this talk where you explain in further detail regarding this chain? In terms of apologetics, I’m sure I would encounter some who would ask of that evidence. God bless

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  24. Zeddicus Zorrander

    You would think if God's message to us was tampered with, God would let us know. This is serious stuff: Heaven, Hell, life, death, eternal consequences, etc. But God is silent, even to the point that good people do bad things thinking their actions are pleasing God. Still God doesn't step in to correct them. Turek wants me to believe that my decision on following God is great enough to determine if I receive eternal torture or eternal peace, but insignificant enough that God doesn't make sure we have the right information.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  25. Voice in the wilderness

    God is the custodian of His word. In psalm 12:6-7 It is written “You will preserve Your word”.. for this reason alone I believe it’s preserved and hasn’t been tampered with

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  26. Hans De Mos

    Is Dr. Turek talking about the "chain of custody" of the gospels themselves, or of the stories in the gospels?
    If the earliest gospel was written decades after Jesus' death, then the crucial period for the "chain of custody" should be the period of oral transmission of the stories before they were written down, and we don't have any idea how the stories developed in that period.
    To use the analogy of crime scene evidence; if somebody planted false evidence at the crime scene before the police arrived and started documenting everything, your "chain of custody" could be perfect, but your evidence would still be false.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  27. jyuean

    it has the hallmark of a folklore, local places, local events, local people, who is frank trying to fool

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  28. Michael Christopher

    Since there is no shortage of people here who are misunderstanding my comments in this thread, here is an intro to my book:

    Psalm 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handywork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

    From the molecular to the infinite, the lenses of modern science are revealing God with stunning clarity like never before. Yet while atheists are being stunned into silence, the picture that is emerging is not what our Christian theologians imagined possible, and it is certainly not sitting well with Islam.

    At center stage, science is revealing how the concepts of Male and Female have been woven into the fabric of the Universe by the Gods who are One; which unknown to most of humanity, is in perfect agreement with the original Old Testament Hebrew and the words of Jesus in Aramaic; proving our English Bibles are the end product of a historic manipulation that altered Mankind’s perception of God and the essence of who we are… created in their image.

    Genesis 1:26-27 Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…male and female.

    Regardless of our language, culture or even religion; Creation is revealing the secret depths and mysteries of the Godhead in a way that all of Mankind can now understand. 1Co 13:10 When that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

    In this crucial time in world history, when our religious and political worlds seem more divided than ever, science is providing a corrective lens that is destined to fulfill the ancient prophecy of spiritual leaders the world over seeing eye to eye; via a paradigm shift not seen since Copernicus and Galileo used the Genius of their Imagination to behold the invisible, and by so doing forever altered Mankind's perception of reality…

    Introduction inside my book:

    The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, but rather the illusion of knowledge ~ Stephen Hawking

    After 10,000 hours of biblical study and contemplation of our Metaphoric Universe spanning 50 years; I came to the realization our English Bibles were the end-product of a historic manipulation and intentional mistranslation of both the OT Hebrew and words of Jesus in Aramaic* that removed the Divine Feminine, thereby altering Mankind’s perception of God and the very essence of who we are, created in their image. The Hebrew word Elohim (translated God) is the plural of the feminine Eloah with a male ending him: One word used to describe a mother and son who are one, which brings greater significance to how the NT also opens… with an expectant Virgin.

    Genesis 1:26-27 Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…male and female.

    *In Aramaic, the word Spirit is clearly feminine…as in Holy Spirit. In truth, there have been Aramaic scholars who have provided English translations from the well-known and most ancient Aramaic language spoken by Jesus and his disciples, in which they restored the ancient feminine Eloah in verses such as the one I used on the cover of this book: Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see Eloah. In fact, the same word Eloah was used 57 times in the Hebrew OT, being quite similar to the Aramaic language. In yet another translation the word is spelled Aloha; which appears to reveal how the word travelled across continents over the millennia all the way to Hawaii, where interestingly enough it is used as a warm, soft greeting that means Love. Contrariwise, it is rather obvious the word was translated by Islam into the male Allah.

    Yet the effect of all this, went far beyond the Christian and Islamic demographic that now make up over 50% of the world’s population; to have a profound influence on the rest of the world, due to the great fame of Abraham as well as Jesus himself; who as the fulness of the Godhead was in truth the temple of the Holy Ghost: Her grace, wisdom and gentleness being encased and protected as it were, by the Alpha Male.

    As the Shekinah Glory in the OT (always known by Jewish scholars to be feminine) She was also veiled from sight* within the Holy of Holies, while Israel was on their journey through the desert and SHE WAS LEADING THEM via a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night AND CHRIST WAS FOLLOWING THEM: 1Co 10:4 … for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. *Veiled from sight is one of the Hebrew definitions for the word Virgin.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  29. moses valentin

    🧢🧢🧢🧢🧢🧢

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  30. keeping it real

    Frank is a complete joke.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  31. Marcus Repentus

    Commenting for algorithm

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  32. Michael Christopher

    Our English Bibles are the end-product of a historic manipulation and intentional mistranslation that altered our perception of God. I spent the last 15 years writing a book that proves our Bible was intentionally altered as it does not agree with Creation ~ being the Word of God.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  33. John Karp

    Historiography. Imagine applying the same 21st century western mindset scrutiny that’s applied to the Bible towards all the other artifacts of ancient history and one could easily claim that none of the historical figures like Caesar, Aristotle or Alexander the Great ever existed. It’s clear in most of these comments emotion plays a huge role in determining whether something is true or not.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  34. AmericanWolf40

    Also keep in mind how the scribes wrote copies of scripture back when it had to be done by hand and there were no chapter/verse distinctions. They didn't read a whole sentence and copy it; they didn't read a whole word and copy it; they looked at ONE LETTER AT A TIME, copying each in turn. Example: "God said" would have been done as follows. Looks at "G", then writes it down. Looks at "O" then writes it down. Looks at "D" then writes it down etc. Finally, when the whole thing was copied, each page had to then be reviewed by another, who compared it to the original from which it was copied. If there were so much as 5 single-letter discrepancies, which could be as simple as having misspelled a word, the whole copy was destroyed, and the scribe who copied had to start over. Also, the comparison between the copy and the original had to be done within a matter of days (I think 4 or 5, I'm not sure) or the copy was destroyed and the copying scribe had to start over. So, no… no way it was "lost in translation".

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  35. lared

    Almighty God's name Jehovah has been censored in most Bibles, whereas it should be in the Holy Scriptures some 7,000 times. How do you have a close relationship with someone in which you do not know their name. (Psalm 83:18) Of course even Jesus used the divine name. (John 17:6)

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  36. HE JUDGES AND MAKES WAR

    'But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.'
    Jude 1:5-7

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  37. reynaldo david

    DEFINITELY THE BIBLE HAS BEEN TAMPERED, I CAN PROVE THAT… SPEAKING ABOUT THE STORY LINE I AGREE THAT THEY ARE THE SAME… BUT THE TAMPERING IS NOT ABOUT THE STORY LINE, BUT ABOUT SOME VERSES THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR VIEW ABOUT THE DOCTRINE OF GOD… FOR EXAMPLE THE DOCTRINE OF TRINITY IS NOT BIBLICAL BUT THERE ARE SOME VERSES THAT WERE TAMPERED THAT MAKES TRINITY SEEMS TO BE A BIBLICAL DOCTRINE…

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  38. Bear

    I believe that this is a tougher concept for Protestants to grasp, because we tend to be very unfamiliar with Church history. Most of the time, we aren’t taught about the early Church fathers to the same level as Catholic and Orthodox (probably at least partially because the personal writings of the first and second century Church fathers seems to support some very Catholic position, such as the Real Presence in the Eucharist, Mary’s perpetual virginity, and even immaculate conception, if I recall correctly). We tend to be more or less presented that the Apostles wrote the NT, and Catholicism wiped out the Protestants until the Reformation in the 1500’s. And then we fixed the Bible where the Catholics messed it up by removing the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books and then we had the KJV (though they still tended to be in the back of most Bibles until around the 1850’s… still included but not given the prominence of being with the rest of the OT books. This includes the 1611 version of the KJV).
    The problem is that there is EVIDENCE AND PROOF of the reliability of the Bible, but it gets looked over or glossed over. Know how God does something amazing doesn’t make it any less amazing. And I am not saying this applies to all Protestants, but its the narrative a lot of us are presented. Basically that the most correct version of the Bible finally showed up about 1611 and we the finalized version 1800 years after Christ ascended to Heaven.

    Contrast that with the fact that the Catholic Church has been documenting everything from the very start. Early Church fathers like Polycarp, Ignatius of Antioch, Clement of Rome, men who likely KNEW the Apostles personally like those mentioned in Cold Case Christianity aren’t usually looked at too deeply in Protestantism because they often present very Catholic ideas about the Lord’s Supper and about Mary mother of Jesus.

    Not trying to convert anyone to Catholicism here, but when we just overlook and ignore the significance that Catholicism plays in the preservation of the Bible its pretty insane. The Bible was, after all, put together and canonized by the Catholic Church.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  39. Deshon Holmes

    Where can we find the chain of custody

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  40. Margret Williams

    King James Bible
    And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

    King James did not write his version of the bible. King James finance the KJV Bible. King James was actually a known pedophile.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  41. Margret Williams

    We have all have been lied to before any of you were born. The Great AWAKENING is soon upon us.
    God's Glory will reveal all soon.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  42. Margret Williams

    66 books in the bible.
    Dont buy it. books of the bible was add or discarded during the the
    Council of Nicaea. Not all Bibles are the same. Some have more books than other. So who are you to judge which if any are complete?
    Really? Think outside the box they have you caged in.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  43. Furl00

    the answer is yes

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  44. Harry Stark

    This is a quote by the non-religous scholar Bart Ehrmann:
    “Essential Christian beliefs are not affected by textual variants in the manuscript tradition of the New Testament.”
    (Bart Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus, appendix paperback edition, pg 253)

    In other words, the New Testament has been reliably transmitted with negligible variants

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  45. Gareth Sutherland

    John 8:42Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
    Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
    He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
    When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
    And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
    Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
    He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  46. Kern Jeremiah

    The creeds are early, Amen. Same message.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  47. MrMac7861

    Hmm but so key words here are the “basic storyline”. It’s known that the Bible has word changes/writers errors. So if the WORDS of the storyline was changed up, how do we KNOW the basic storyline IS the same as it once was? Food for thought.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply
  48. Rhys Hutchinson

    Many books have been omitted by agents of Satan. But to answer this guy's question, you just use the King James Bible as a starting point and let him know you can trace it all the way back to the ancient Greek and Hebrew Texts and it all lines up! Anything after the King James version is not Godly inspired interpretation/translation, whether they are agents of Satan deleting and watering down the scriptures, or, just simply christians with good intent not knowing what they do. The King James is alive! It's a sharp two edged sword! Anything else changed after this without the inspiration and permission of God is just watered down lifeless! King James bible is like a full strength wine.

    October 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm Reply

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