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To: demshateGod

RE: A) The attitude which states “how the Bible says what it says is irrelevant.” Easily evolved into “what the Bible says is irrelevant.”

I don’t see how that follows. I’ve read both King James and NIV and I don’t see ANY difference in what translations say about Homosexuality.

If someone does not want to obey scripture, he/she won’t regardless of which translation is presented.

RE: B) What those version change and leave out in some places causes an overall want of truth and want of power within those movements who adopt them and to all Christianity.

But how do you know that these later version CHANGE or LEAVE out things? Could it not be that we have more manuscripts today and as a result of our comparing manuscript with manuscript the later translations actually CLARIFY things?

What major doctrine is affected by the omission of a word for instance that has not been clarified by other verses?

I don’t see how ANY major doctrine of Christianity has been compromised by the NIV or the NKJV at all.

RE: C)The very existence of those versions casts doubt on the infallibility and importance of God’s Word.

Why should they? If any, they are wonderful testimony to the PRESERVATION of God’s word and His Providence in making His word inteligible to people who speak modern English.

34 posted on 07/18/2011 1:31:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

There are a lot of great resources on this. I’m not one of them. Did you know there was a lesbian working with the NIV translators? Her job was to make sure the style made sense to modern readers.
Matthew 17:21 KJB This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Matthew 17:21 NIV Omitted

There are a lot of these.

But aside from all of that you have to ask, who benefits most from changing the Word of God? If the KJB is the Word of God, why change it, if not, God is a liar. The originals? There are no originals.

If Christianity is in steep decline, as evidence by this article, could it be that we’ve accepted a corrupt revelation? If we have accepted a corrupt revelation, what would have been the consequence and would it be any different from what we’re seeing? Why, instead of Moody, Sunday, Spurgeon, Hudson Taylor, William Carey, Judson and Bob Jones do we have TD Jakes, Osteen, Kirk Cameron, Franklin Graham, and Bob Jones III? What changed and why?

38 posted on 07/18/2011 2:18:13 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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