had a good long talk with my pastor about these variations in the greek new testament.
he said he was aware of them,
but they do not significantly change the message of the gospel.
the variations are insignificant.
unless some scribe changes the core of the message,
(i.e. thou shalt NOT love thy neighbour as thyself)
this is not a threat to my belief or faith.
it had little or no influence.
my pastor pointed out some important points to remember:
when jesus refers to not changing one word of the bible...
matthew 5:18 http://biblehub.com/matthew/5-18.htm
he is talking about the old testament.
he is NOT talking about the new testament, which, of course, did not exist yet.
when we are warned against changing the word of god
revelation 22:18-19 http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Re22.18-19
the verse is specifally referring to the book of revelation.
Deuteronomy 4:2 http://www.biblestudytools.com/deuteronomy/4-2-compare.html
this talks about commandments from god.
refers to false prophecy