Thursday, July 31, 2014

“As Christ said, ‘I will build my church. And the gates of hell shall not stand against it’ (Matt 16:18)”

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    Which translation of the Bible is trustworthy? There are those who come dangerously close to labeling anyone who does not take the position, that the King James Version is the only reliable English version of God's word, as heretics. Some congregations only allow reading or teaching from from the King James Version.

    The first question you have ask, is, did God wait 600 years before He gave us a Bible we could trust?

    The King James Version was originally translated in 1611 and it included apocrypha books. Do the King James "only" advocates use the original 1611 edition? No, they do not. The original 1611 KJV is for all practical purposes unreadable. Most translations of the 1611 KJV found in Christian bookstores are in fact the 1779 KJV.

    The 1611 KJV has been changed or revised in 1612, 1613, 1629, 1638, 1744, 1762, 1769, 1833 to name a few. If you are a KJV "ONLY" advocate, how would you select which revision is the only trustworthy English version of God's word?

    For the serious Bible student I would suggest a word for word translation of the Bible; such as New American Standard Bible, English Standard Version, King James Version, or New King James Version.

    Can you read a word for word and thought for thought version; such as the New International Version and still understand the truth about the gospel of Jesus Christ? Of coursed you can. I have no doubt that you can read the NIV, as well as many other translations and still spend eternity with God.

    The problem with understanding the Bible does not come from reading the wrong translation, it comes from rejecting the simple truth found in Scripture. Just believe the translation that you read.

    1 Peter 1:23-25 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God ......25 BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER...

    It you believe God had the ability to create the heavens and the earth, why would you not believe that He has the power to give us more than one translation of His word that we can trust?

    (All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE