Twisting the Bible – Part 1 – A Bit of History

On Friday, I was horrified to hear two preachers repeat and reaffirm an abominable heresy that will lead their followers to a certain decision – one that will result in an eternity in Hell. And, these were two preachers that I liked and respected.

(Click HERE for Part 2)

I am still shocked and outraged, but I’ve had time to reflect on how and why they came to believe and preach such an abomination. It is as natural as it is awful, and my hope is that you will avoid their errors by submitting yourself to the direction of the Holy Spirit as you read your Bible.


Subscribe to The Shock Letter and receive my articles in your inbox:


Twisting the Bible – Part 1 – A Bit of History

Heresy is nothing new. Even just a few years after the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, heretics were attempting to redefine His message. We had all kinds of evil mischief going on, and it threatened to tear the church apart.

In fact, it DID tear apart the church. But, those who revered the words of God were unmoved by these heresies – which is why the church exists today. But, even though heresy is not new, there is something different about the heresies that we struggle with now.

Have you noticed that so many heretical ideas and thoughts have their roots in the 1800s?

19th Century Evil

I have. And, it’s not just heresy that has its ugly beginning in the 19th century:

  • Karl Marx, never reached the 20th century, but we struggle with Socialism and Communism today.
  • Charles Darwin, the fool and father of the THEORY of evolution, died in 1882. And, his idiocy still does tremendous harm, everywhere in the world.
  • Utilitarianism redefined the idea of ethics in the late 18th century, and it is a guiding principle of the psychopath.
  • The Illuminati consolidated its hold on Freemasonry in the 1800s and went on to bend that organization to its will. And, that vile organization is preparing itself to introduce the world to the Antichrist.

I could go on and on about the secular foolishness spawned by the 1800s, but I’ll stop here, because I’m more interested in religious foolishness.

Religious Movements

All of the following religious movements have their roots in the 1800s:

  • Dispensationalism
  • Charismatic Movement
  • Seventh Day Adventism
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Christian Science
  • The Bahai
  • Landmarkism
  • Reform and Conservative Judaism
  • New Apostolic Church
  • Secular Zionism
  • Salvation Army
  • Ordo Templi Orientis
  • Plymouth Brethren
  • Mormonism
  • Millerism
  • Christian Israelite Church
  • Modern Theosophy

THAT is just the stuff that I could think of off the top of my head. Some of the above is pure heresy – others, less so. Some may not be heretical at all. In fact, I can personally attest to the fact that more than one of those is NOT heretical (although, maybe somewhat foolish).

However, at this moment, I don’t want to deal with what is heretical. I just want to point out that a truly massive number of religious movements sprang out of the 19th century, and with it came a massive amount of heresy.

How did all of this happen?

The industrial printing press.

The Printing Press

The steam-powered printing press made newspapers and books affordable, so people read them. News and new books were reaching the average person. The Age of Enlightenment had escaped the ivory tower and grabbed a hold of the man (and woman) on the street.

Unfortunately, many of the ‘Christian Books’ being printed, were offering corrupted views of the Bible. All kinds of neo-Christian ideas were being gobbled up by society, spawning all kinds of movements.

Even those books that contained scriptural ideas were causing trouble.


Because people weren’t reading their Bible and relying on the Holy Spirit to guide them. Even though these books were ABOUT the Bible, they WERE NOT the Bible.

My namesake, John the Apostle, had something to say about that:

These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.1 John 2:26-27

People didn’t need the Holy Spirit, anymore. They had books to explain everything that they ‘needed to know’. A habit of ignoring the direction of the Holy Spirit will never end well. And indeed, it hasn’t.

So, as I talk tomorrow about those that twist the Bible, remember that much of the root of this ‘Bible twisting’ comes from the 1800s and the rise of the industrial printing press.

Are you ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)


If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment on the website. Your input is truly welcome.


Click the following link and SHOCK your inbox with The Shock Letter:


22 thoughts on “Twisting the Bible – Part 1 – A Bit of History”

  1. Hello John,

    Yes we live in shocking times. I bet I’m not the first or the last of your avid readers who are questioning WHO were the preachers and WHAT was the heresy?

    Be blessed in Christ brother!


    • Hey michael,

      Long time, no see!

      I’m working up to it. You’ll see WHAT the heresy is at the end of part 2.

      I’ll get into WHO, tomorrow – Lord willing.

      Thank you, Michael! Give your lovely wife a big hug from the Littles.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  2. I think you comment about the 1800’s is noteworthy. It was in 1840 that the activities of the Fox sisters gave rise to Spiritualism on a world wide scale and popularized séances and Ouija boards as entertainment. I would venture a guess that communing with familiar spirits unleashed their power and gave rise to all sorts of evil and deception. And the blood shed of a civil war even more so….

  3. Dear John,
    This morning you wrote: On Friday, I was horrified to hear two preachers repeat and reaffirm an abominable heresy that will lead their followers to a certain decision – one that will result in an eternity in Hell. And, these were two preachers that I liked and respected.

    I am wondering what abominable heresy you heard? And “Who” said it would also be of interest, you are talking about leading there followers to a certain decision , that will result in an eternity in Hell. AND THAT IS REASON TO REVEAL WHO THEY ARE AND JUST WHAT THEY SAID. THANK YOU.

    • Hi Jacque Armstrong,

      Thank you for that point. I actually do not like naming names, but I will in this case. But, I want to do it in the proper way. You’ll find out WHAT the heresy is, at the end of Part 2.

      Lord willing, I’ll talk about WHO, on Wednesday.

      Thank you, Jacque.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  4. You have overlooked the most damaging heresy of all. It was spawned by John Nelson Darby and his subject Margaret McDonald. Miss McDonald, in a trance from a seance burst forth with a heresy that has led millions astray and may well lead more millions into accepting the “mark of the beast.”
    It’s popularly called the “pre-tribulation rapture.” It distorts Matthew 24 into saying the elect of God are the Jews, where a simple word study of “elect” will reveal out of about 20 mentions, 16 of them refer to Christians and angels, only four in the Old Testament refer to the Jews.
    Gullibly believing in “pre-trib” may well consign many to hell by accepting the mark because when it presented to the world, pre-tribbers may accept it because they will reason, “It can’t be Satan’s Mark because the rapture hasn’t happened yet because we’re still here.
    Sad, sad, sad, when people listen to their preachers and book writers instead of simply reading the Bible for what it says, not what someone wants it to say.

    • Hi Willard Aztec,

      I agree.

      All of that is a part of dispensationalism. Dispensationalism cannot exist without a pre-trib rapture theory, and the idea of a pre-trib rapture cannot exist without dispensationalism. Only after wrestling with people over these ideas have I discovered how inseparable they both are.

      To attack one, is to attack the other – which is why they defend both so fervently.

      Thank you, Willard. Excellent point.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  5. Hello! I was wondering if you would read through these articles and after prayerfully considering them, respond with your thoughts. I have always believed in a “rapture”. Until I started reading your articles-it’s cause me to dig deeper in Scripture. And as I dig deeper I found these so was curious on if you have ever been presented with these. Thank you.

    • Hi Amanda,

      I find it interesting that the second link didn’t offer up any Biblical arguments AGAINST the pretrib rapture.

      That’s dishonest.

      Here are just THREE among many irrefutable BIBLICAL arguments that no pre-tribber has ever been able to argue against:

      Antichrist MUST come before the Rapture – 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

      The Resurrection MUST come before the Rapture – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
      AND 1 Corinthians 15:51-53

      The Tribulation MUST come before the Rapture – Matthew 24:29-31 AND Mark 13:24-27

      You find all that and more, here:

      I am so tired of dishonest pre-tribbers. I can tolerate the honest ones, but the author of that second link should be ashamed of himself.

      Thank you, Amanda. Don’t fall for the lies.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  6. Hello John, Really enjoying your shock treatment!Haha

    i find much of what you say helpful, and appreciate the brevity, and direct approach.

    I am curious why you find dispensation an evil development, or am i misunderstanding?

    We fidn the word used in the Bible, so that makes me pretty comfortable with it.

    here is a link, you may enjoy or not, i have found this helps me make sense of tthe Bible. Am i being deceived? Thank you kindly. Jim

    • Hi jim,

      I’m afraid that dispensationalism is an incorrect interpretation of the Bible. Most of the churches that I’ve attended have been dispensationalist, so I haven’t had a strong opinion about it.

      The problem comes when you see that a pre-tribulation rapture is impossible. At that point, dispensationalism falls apart.

      Here is my argument against the Pre-tribulation Rapture:

      No one has been able to refute it.

      Unfortunately, people would rather hold onto an error than see the truth. That is where this becomes heresy, and I’m afraid that the poison runs deep.

      By the way, just because something is on the list (above) in the article, doesn’t mean that it’s heresy or wrong. It just sprang out of that time period.

      Thank you, Jim.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  7. John,
    Have you gotten it that the Freemasons are modern day Druids?! You have reffered to the Illuminati/Masons several times in your writtings! They’re Druids! They came over mixed amoung the Puritans with their NWO/Atlantis goal already firmly established/planned!!! It took me some 8 years to nail it down – but that is EXACTLY the mold of it!
    They drove the French Revolution, the English Revolution and then the American Revolution. The “Queen of Heaven” (aka – Ishtar, Isis, Semiramis, Ashtoreth, Asherah etc. along with her male consort Baal) is what they worship.
    It confounds me that supposed Christians have been unable to make the absolute connection between “Lady Liberty” (who was sent by the Hidden-Hand Freemasons of France to those in America) IS THE “QUEEN OF HEAVEN”.
    Througtout Kings and Chronicles – G-d dealt with Israel who had set up “Calf” Idols (BAAL) at Bethel and Dan. They Worshipped Ashtoreth (“Queen of Heaven”) and performed Child Sacrifice in their honor.

    • Hi Jus’Say’n,

      Yes, I have gotten it. I’ve even written about it.

      Some of what you are talking about can be laid at the feet of the Illuminati and their kissing cousins, the Jacobins. I’m not familiar with the Druid connection with the original Freemasons. However, I do know that the Illuminati took over the Freemasons in the late 1780s/1790s. And, it was the Illuminati that brought in the worship of Lucifer (and all the rest that you mention) to the Freemasons.

      At least, that is what my sources tell me.

      And yes, I’m familiar with the Illuminati/Freemason connection with the Statue of Liberty.

      Oh, and where did the Illuminati come from?

      A Jesuit Priest.

      And yes, the Jesuits really DO worship Satan.

      Thank you, Jus’Say’n.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  8. 1 Last!
    Sorry that I don’t believe I’ve posted this link to you before.
    Agree with it or not, this 77 Part Series, “Know Your Enemy” by “The Fuel Project” is Astounding in it’s breadth!!! The first video, the Intro. speaks for itself – as well the rest of the series.
    There is also a Series on Revelation that I’ve yet to Watch.
    Please take the time to view the first 12 of this series at earliest possible convenience.
    And spread the link around!!! It’s rally that good, IMHO!!!

    KNOW YOUR ENEMY, by: The Fuel Project (Youtube)


Leave a Comment