Years ago I was reading a very deep spiritual book about a godly woman from the 1600 and 1700's. God made sure I received an old book from this woman that was dated in the early 1700's. When I compared the writings to the current copy printed in the 1980's....I discovered that large portions had been paraphase without warning to the reader. The current person had changed the meanings of most of the text.
On Sunday, I was going through a Christian Classic from the 1400's and I had been reading from this man's books that he heild in esteem. Within one hour I realized that something was not right. So I compared the 1st English translation of this writer from 1641 to the one I was going through from 1907 ....and again....portions were not as the original English book with additions, subtractions, and meanings changed greatly.
So I decided to read and record the 1641 book. My advise to any Christian....get as old as you can and as close as you can to the original date of printing to any writings and read them. This will help you to be protected as best as possible from man's wisdom.
I have even discovered that learning the Greek for the New Testament has added many understandings I would never had. God is good in keeping His promises....giving food to the hungry for righteousness!!!! Praise God!!!