2nd Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”
The Devil has been trying to corrupt the inspired Word of God since the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” The Devil is so subtle that he has even deceived preachers into thinking that God wrote hundreds of Bible versions. Men are often blinded by religion. My father (1933-2010) was right when he used to say that religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this world. My Dad was so right!
Did you know dear reader that the communist government of Cuba rejected a free shipment of 17,000 New International Versions (NIV) to their country? So what is wrong with America's pastors and churches? What is wrong with our Bible colleges? Why do most preachers today accept the Devil's so-called “new” and “improved” Bible versions that attack Jesus' deity, redefine what it means to repent, secularize the Bible, pervert the Gospel, obliterate theology and confuse everyone?
The modern Bible versions completely remove the word “impute” from God's Word. Here is a comparison between the King James Bible and the English Standard Version (ESV):
KJV - Romans 4:6, “Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,”ESV - Romans 4:6, “just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:”
Imputation communicates that believers are made right with God (or justified) on the basis of the obedience of Christ (both active and passive—again, key theological terms). By Jesus’s active obedience he meets the demands of perfect righteousness God has always required of humanity. By Jesus’s passive obedience, he pays the penalty due to humanity on account of sin. Additionally, beyond the imputation of Christ’s full obedience to believers, imputation may also refer to the counting of believers’ sins to Christ as the sin-bearing substitute.
SOURCE: What Is Imputation?