Only recently I noticed that there are quite a few passages from the bible where people say they were added later on. 1.John 5:7 for example which mentiones the trinity. John 7:53- end of chapter 7. Luke 16:19-31 I also found this here on the net: Matthew 28:19 (New International Version) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit In the original manuscripts, this verse never mentions the son or the holy spirit. The early Church added notes about it and it managed to find its way into many english tranlastions. It's misinterpretations like this that make me wonder. ------------------------------------------------- What do you think about this? This concerns me a bit since I'm not a scholar and I cannot say anything about it. I don't like it when others say "This was not in the bible and this also..." I mean in order to be able to trust the bible you have to be able to trust every verse otherwise you can simply pick whatever you like and neglect the rest or when you don't like a verse you can always come up with excuses like "I feel like this verse might have been added later on...." Basically it's the same as with the KJV/new age bibles problem. These christians say that the bibles which we have today still contain the important things but they are not God's word anymore since there are so many difference between the different manuscripts and so on. For example this here which I found on the net: To take one example of how the manuscript evidence entirely undermines the foundational premise of a Bible code, the Dead Sea Scrolls, our closest textual witnesses to the original Hebrew Old Testament, have a markedly different way of spelling. In just a few verses there might therefore be dozens of letter differences due only to spelling convention (recall in English the word “color” vs. “colour”). The Hebrew text used by Bible code researchers is much younger than the Dead Sea material, and does not account for the ancient spellings. The significance of this can be dramatically illustrated. One Bible code proponent, Grant Jeffrey, claims to have found dozens of coded names associated with Jesus in Isaiah 52:13-15:12, the Old Testament prophecy of a suffering Messiah. In just these fifteen verses, there are 115 letter differences between the text Jeffrey uses and the Dead Sea Great Isaiah Scroll because of spelling differences. How to deal with such claims? I cannot check this or disprove it since I don't even have the knowledge to. But in order to trust the bible you have to be able to trust it 100%. What sense would it make to dig in the bible and to spend time thinking about what a verse might mean when in the end you can't even know wether the verse is translated correctly? This makes no sense at all! And so often people say that there are verses in the KJV which are translated wrong or at least could have been translated better. But if God didn't protect his word and if what we have today is only a bad copy which contains the general message but where all the niceties have been lost then we had nothing to rely on. This cannot be. This makes no sense to me. Didn't God say his word is pure? Think about it. What do we have from inspired original scriptures which are long gone when our bibles today are no longer accurate? The long gone original manuscripts don't help us at all. This is like being in the store without money and at home you have plenty of money. This doesn't help you. So this really makes no sense and why should an omnipotent God not be able to protect his word? I also don't like the thought of everybody having his own bible version, this is ridiculous. The pastor uses his favourite bible and the people in church all have their own favourite bibles. This doesn't work in my opinion. Or having dozens of different versions and then comparing all versions with each other. Sometimes the same verse sounds totally different in different bible versions. When our bibles today are not longer 100% accurate then bible reading seems so futile to me. This is like trying to find a friend and driving around with your car searching him when you don't even know where he might be. Totally senseless.