The Spanish Bible Issue
This website gives information about the various Spanish Bibles used today by Spanish-Speakers and Missionaries. It is put out by Robert Breaker, a King James Bible-Believing Independent Baptist Missionary Evangelist to the Spanish-Speaking People. The intent of this website is only to present the HISTORY and the FACTS about the Spanish Bible Issue in a decent and orderly manner and show why there is such a great controversy about this topic. For, countless Independent Baptist Missionaries (my denomination) today promote many different Spanish Bible versions, each one claiming his version is better than anyone else's. This has led to much argument and debate among Independent Baptists about which Spanish Bible truly is the best one. Evidence will clearly be presented here showing how both catholic and critical text readings have been inserted in many of these versions of the Bible in Spanish. It will also inform the reader of the "Hybrid-Spanish Bibles" (which are part Catholic and part Protestant), put out by Bible Societies in the 1800 and 1900s, which are still being used today by many Spanish-speakers. And, it will endeavor to point the reader to the Valera 1602 Purified Spanish Bible, the only Spanish version available today that is true old Castilian Spanish, which reads closely with the old Reina-Valera version of the Protestant Reformation, and which takes out all critical text readings. I hope you enjoy this site, and may you find the information you are looking for. Clicking on the brief crash course below should get you up to speed about the Spanish Bible Issue and how it applies to Independent Baptists, Fundamentalists, and modern Evangelicals. Once you are up to speed, please read through the rest of this page and the many articles therein, and learn more about the Spanish Bible, the men behind it, and which Bible is the best one and why.
A Crash Course on the Spanish Bible Issue
A Brief Introduction to the Spanish Bible Issue
Which Bible in Spanish?
Who's Who in the Modern Spanish Bible Debate
Why the Name Reina-Valera?
The Facts About Verbo
Verbo vs Palabra
Click here for Rex Cobb's comparison chart of various Spanish Bibles Click here for Allen Johnson's Comparison Chart of various Spanish Bibles
Click here for my Comparison chart of the various Spanish Bibles showing the 1602 Purified is the best!
The Spanish Bible Issue has been one of much bitter infighting among Fundamentalists, Evangelicals and Independent Baptists who claim to be KJV only in English, but use various corrupt Bibles in Spanish. Many adamantly defend their own versions of the Spanish Bible even though they contain many critical texts, and/or catholic readings. The five main Spanish Bibles used by Independent Baptist Fundamentalists and Evangelicals today are: the 1865, the 1909, the 1960, the modern Gomez, and the Valera 1602 Purified. All of these, except for the last one, are major revisions of the original 1602 Valera Bible, and are Spanish "Hybrid Bible perversions" put out by Bible Societies which have inserted many catholic and/or critical text readings. On this site you will find out more information about the Spanish Bible, the men behind it, and their various translations. You will also find lists of errors in these new versions, showing where they read with the critical texts time and again, as well as the many doctrinal blunders in these revisions. If you will carefully study the information given here, you will come to the conclusion that the only Spanish Bible that reads closer to the original 1602 Valera Bible, and that is true Castilian Spanish, is the VALERA 1602 PURIFIED, the work of Independent Baptist Spanish-Speakers, learned in Hebrew and Greek, which took all the old Spanish Protestant Bibles of the Reformation and compared them in their work to purify the original 1602 Spanish Bible using the Greek Textus Receptus, the Hebrew Masoretic text, and the King James Bible, for even Valera said in right in 1602, "...because it is not right to conform the certain with the uncertain, the word of God with the word of men."
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MY BOOKS ABOUT THE SPANISH BIBLE:
These books available in printed form at my bookstore:
Various Old Spanish Bible Versions:
1569 Complete version of Cassidoro de Reina
1602 Revision of Reina's Bible by Cipriano de Valera
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Because it is not right to conform the certain with the uncertain, the word of God with the word of men...I again plead to our good merciful God and Father that He give you grace to hear Him and to know His will and that knowing it you will conform to it. And so be saved through the blood of the Lamb without blemish that sacrificed himself on the altar of the cross to forgive our sins before God. Amen. So be it. - Cipriano de Valera in 1602
"Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it."
- Luke 11:28
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Click on the Bible above to see the 1602 Purified in Adobe Format!
MORE INFO ABOUT THE SPANISH BIBLE ISSUE
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
- PSALM 12:6,7