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  3. Curly Q

    Bible Versions - Anyone else KJV only?

    becauseofgrace, I can relate with your sentiments. While on one hand, I hunger for deep conversations on subjects close to my heart; on the other hand, it's hard to avoid controversy especially in this format.
  4. ReformedGuy101

    ReformedGuy101

    "How, then, may one know how to choose a mate? There are only two absolutely essential requirements: first, that the other person is also a Christian; second, that the two not only desire to but growling give evidence of being able face, talk over and solve problems together from God's Word in God's way. While socioeconomic, ethnic, chronological and other factors may rightly enter the picture as minor matters of preference , they are in no sense essentials. The one factor-beyond salvation that is truly essential is the ability to solve problems biblically. With this capability, persons with quite diverse backgrounds find it possible to enrich their own lives profoundly." - Jay E. Adams

  5. becauseofgrace

    Bible Versions - Anyone else KJV only?

    Hello @tait1norman, My reason for asking the question was to find out if there were any others on here who shared my convictions, and I believe it would be helpful and encouraging to others besides myself to talk with any who are likeminded. Just the same, I do believe God's Word is a very important subject that we should not take lightly, and since others joined in on the conversation sharing their beliefs as well, each person is individually responsible for how they treat it...and if the Lord is sought in truth and His will rather than our opinions and preferences, a conversation such as this can be channeled in a Godly way without being wrong to take part in. Even though...many of the responses were not answering the two questions I asked at the beginning of all this. 🙂 Of course, naturally it would be my desire and I would love to see others of God's children come to see the importance of which Bible translation to use...but just the same it was not my intent to start a debate by asking a couple questions. However at the same time, it's not wrong for others to share information in a helpful way, and I would encourage others to research the subject and seek the Lord, especially that we may all trust in the Lord and not lean to our own understanding, which is so easy to do. He did not give us His Word that tells us not to lean to our own understanding (Proberbs 3:3-5), and condemns doing what is right in our own eyes (Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts)...only to leave the decision of Bible translations up to our own personal discretion and preferences without seeking Him. I don't have a problem with sharing some information if it is a good opportunity, and I think it would be good for others to as well if they choose to, though each of us needs the Lord directing our conversation in order for it to be right and pleasing Him - which we all, including myself, fail in without His grace! To be honest, I've refrained from joining the conversation a whole lot partly because I was afraid I'd only say something I probably shouldn't... The Lord has all the right answers we need, though, even though I don't! I hope this answers your question. 🙂
  6. tait1norman

    Bible Versions - Anyone else KJV only?

    @davidstarcher and @Lee_v.2 thank you for the kind words and support. @Wull I appreciate your zeal to defend the Word of God but I pray in your zeal that you do not exasperate believers whose faith is junior to your own. @becauseofgrace I have said all that I care to say on this matter. The only remaining thing in my mind is why did you ask this question? What was your goal? Did you get what you wanted?
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  8. Existe cierta libertad cristiana, la cual citaba Pablo, Todo me es licito, pero no todo edifica, 1cor. 6: 12. Hay cristianos que usan esta libertad, de una forma inapropiada y cuando lo hacemos asi, no edificamos espiritualmente nuestra vida. Existen peliculas y canciones que no son cristianas, pero llevan una buena ensenanza, pero de que le sirve una pelicula de violencia o pornografia a un cristiano, sin duda no le llevará a nada bueno, entonces, pienso que todo lo que sea de buena edificacion a nuestra será bienvenido, de lo contrario es bueno mantenerse alejado.
  9. El que practica el pecado es del diablo. 1 de Juan 3: 8-10, Los cristianos pueden caer en pecado, pero si es una práctica, es una muestra evidente, de que no habido generacion en esa persona. Esa persona debe buscar arrepentimiento genuino y venir a los pies de Cristo.
  10. MARY5141

    I Don't Want To Be A Protestant Anymore...

    Simplemente no es un creyente, leemos una escena en la palabra de Dios en el libro de los hechos, cuando el gobernador le dijo a Pablo, por poco me persuades a ser cristiano, de ahi el hecho de que hayan personas casi cristianas, pero que no han tenido un encuentro personal con Cristo, o no han sido regenerados, no existen cristianos a medias, eres o no. Hay un sermon de Jhon Wesley, se llama Casi cristianos, se lo recomiendo esta en you tube
  11. A large majority of my Bible reading is with the KJV.
  12. Lee_v.2

    Bible Versions - Anyone else KJV only?

    BecauseOfGrace still gets props for hangin' in and being bold but cool. All 'round, I do appreciate the efforts to come together, and tait1norman's needed reminder. We are a blessed people in that our Lord is at work ensuring we hold His Word above all things in faith and life. It is true, there are many, many who want to pervert our Bibles and tear down the Christ who is the Living Word, but I am confident there are none of those here in this thread 🙂
  13. davidstarcher

    Bible Versions - Anyone else KJV only?

    It's a worthy goal and sentiment but for many of those who embrace the KJV only perspective to use any other translation is to have a "holy book" which has added or subtracted from God's word just as the Jehovah's Witness and the Mormons. Some KJV onlyists have split churches over the issue. Here is an excerpt from the The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust Modern Translations? Updated, Expanded Edition by James R. White (Author) who's view on the matter I agree with and echos your own: “The Role of Christian Freedom The use of a particular English translation of the Bible should come from one's study of the relevant issue and from one's involvement in the the local fellowship of believers. Many factors, can and should, go into your decisions as you purchase translations. Whether you like a more literal, formal translation or a more dynamic, free-flowing translation will impact your choices. Study editions, companion volumes, concordances, even print style and size are all issues to take into consideration. What translation is predominant in your local church is important as well, especially if you will be teaching or leading Bible studies. But one thing that should never be a factor is intimidation. You should never have to wonder if you are going to be accepted by others if you use an ESV rather then a KJV (or vise versa). Fellowship should never be based upon the English translation one carries and studies. I firmly believe that if people wish to use the KJV, they should feel free to do so. If they find its poetic form, its rhythmic beauty, to be preferable to “modern language,” let no one be critical. God made us all differently, for which we should be very grateful. But while we are to be quick in granting this freedom to others, we cannot expect that it will be given by those who have joined the KJV Only movement. For them this is not an issue of freedom but of doctrine, belief, and faith. They often make the use of anything but the KJV an impediment to relationship with others. That sharing in the gospel of Christ can be disrupted by such an issue should cause anyone a moment's reflection, and more than passing concern.”
  14. Lee_v.2

    Desculpa entendo nada de cerveja...

    If I am understanding your question correctly, it seems you are curious about what beer is? I believe you are from Brazil, so perhaps beer is not as popular? No need to apologize, even as an American, I had to ask about beer 🙂 First, my understanding is that beer can be called "liquid bread" because it has usable calories. In fact, too much of it can make you fat! Beer usually has enough alcohol to make you feel happy after a serving or two. It is probably best to enjoy only one serving (approx 12 ounces, 5% alcohol) an hour so you can drive and not say things you shouldn't. Men drink beer more often than women, at least in America. It is fizzy, like soda, which makes it kinda fun. Have you tried beer in Brasil?
  15. Couldn't the same argument be used when comparing the KJV and the NWT in such places that teach the supreme Deity of Christ in the following passages: John 14:14 Titus 2:13 2 Peter 1:1
  16. It's not merely an academic question - it's a matter of wicked men, with the approval of the anti-Christ, giving us a revision of the Word of God. Actually it's the modern versions that have caused division in the church. That's the wrong question, as it starts with man. Better to ask - if we love God, should we not seek to please Him, and to hear exactly what He has to say to us? Exactly. That's why this matter is so serious. If the modern versions merely used more modern English, and rephrased a few things here and there without affecting the meaning, this wouldn't be anything like the issue that it is. It would then be more of a matter of personal preference. They're ultimately outside His grace because of election. The JW Bible has so much in common with the other modern versions!! The apostle Paul, whose life was given to reaching the lost, spent a great deal of time refuting errors and warning against heretics. 2 Corinthians 2:17 [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. Galatians 5:12 [12]I would they were even cut off which trouble you. Is God pleased with their work? The fact that it might have been arduous, does not automatically make it good - otherwise we should laud all sorts of wicked men.
  17. tait1norman

    Bible Versions - Anyone else KJV only?

    This is indeed sad. I have read many of the posts here and I am deeply disappointed in the lack of christian compassion. By nature this very question can be poisonous in its ability to create strife and division. Where is the unity in Christ? (1 Cor 1:10). This is an academic question that I equate to Paul in his writing to the Corinthians about food scarified to idols. There were those who fervently opposed eating the food sacrificed to idols. There were also those who readily ate food sacrificed to idols. Paul's counsel was to let each be fully convinced in his own mind that he is right. It was Paul's desire that sects and divisions not be allowed to spring up. How very sad for us! This very message board is full of division! It is to our own shame that we have let these academic questions cause so many splits within Christendom. Will God love someone more for preferring the KJV? No. Will God love you more if you prefer the NIV? No. Will God love you less if you choose incorrectly? No, of course not. So why then this debate? We all know God's word is inerrant. Yes, there may be syntax related errors such as misspellings or incorrect commas. BUT that doesn't take away from understanding his deep love for us. Thus, I propose we shift focus and priorities here. Let us remember Rev 22:18-19. There are many who are outside of Christ's grace because their "holy book" has added or subtracted from God's word. I am referring to the Jehovah's Witness and the Mormons. Would it not be a better use of our time reaching out to those are lost? Would it not be better to ask how to bring these people to light than debate about a translation? Now, for those who insist on debating on the "best" translation... Did Christ speak English? No. Did the ancient prophets speak in a germanic language? No. If the desire burns so heavily in your heart for the best translation then go. Go learn ancient Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew. Learn the literacy constructs in use at that time. Learn about the cultures inside and out. Then after you have done all of that THEN maybe you will appreciate those who have spent their careers in making a bible translation possible for the rest of us. We will never know the burden of those who had the arduous responsibility of translating the bible. Rather than thank them for their priceless work - we sit back and criticize. How foolish of us! I urge you as fellow Christians to put aside these divisions and work to edify the church (Eph 4:12). Let us work to address those who are indeed at risk of losing their salvation.
  18. becauseofgrace

    Bible Versions - Anyone else KJV only?

    Thank you for your [email protected]Mary1577979507 ! 🙂 If you've read through this discussion, you probably already have some idea of my personal convictions why I use the KJV. The textual lines the Bibles were translated from is the main area I have an issue with from researching it. I would encourage anyone else to study the subject also. 🙂
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  20. Lee_v.2

    Bible Versions - Anyone else KJV only?

    I agree the NIV has drifted... it is currently very far from the 1984 edition I use. I would not recommend the versions released since, unless it were to someone who had no other Bible at their disposal, or their reading level was poor. Btw, I once knew a man who could not read very well who started to read his Bible, a NLT, with the help of some friends. He was able to learn to read better via that Bible... he eventually went to a NKJV and was glad for the stepped approach he undertook.
  21. Mary1577979507

    What are you reading right now?

    Am currently reading this.
  22. Mary1577979507

    Bible Versions - Anyone else KJV only?

    Hi Becauseofgrace. In answer to your question, I use the KJV, it’s a personal preference, I also use KJV Mathew Henry study bible and sometime dip into NKJV. I have looked at NIV but I don’t use it and wouldn’t. Having compared the texts , I don’t find NIV textually reliable. Hi Becauseofgrace. In answer to your question, I use the KJV, it’s a personal preference, I also use KJV Mathew Henry study bible and sometime dip into NKJV. I have looked at NIV but I don’t use it and wouldn’t. Having compared the texts , I don’t find NIV textually reliable.
  23. Lee_v.2

    Birra Moretti - La Rossa from Italy

    This is far and away my favorite... it has a nice foam if you pour it "like you just don't care!" Otherwise, a slow pour gets you started just right. It is sweet... red... about 7% alcohol... very smooth but not bland.
  24. Lee_v.2

    New Holland Dragon's Milk

    This is a heavier beer... very dark... not acrid... a very nice once-in-a-while beer 🙂
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  26. ReformedGuy101

    ReformedGuy101

    "This is a pattern we need to note that has been widespread throughout the liberal overtaking of American Protestantism. When you consider the other mainline Protestant denominations, it comes down to a trichotomy identified by Presbyterian historian Bradley Longfield. In the subtitle of his history of the Presbyterian controversy, he called the three parties, Modernists--that means the liberals--and Fundamentalists and Moderates, but in almost every case it's the muddy middle that ends up ensuring the liberal future of the church because those moderates are unwilling to draw clear doctrinal and moral boundaries and to make them stick. They are far more concerned with holding the denomination, the institution, or the congregation together than they are with keeping a very clear commitment to the historic Christian faith and to its central doctrines and moral teachings.

    In almost every single case, indeed, without exception, the liberals were themselves not sufficiently numerous to take over the denomination. But they were able to bring along the moderates who were unwilling to kick the liberals out, and in almost every case that has meant that it is the conservatives that have left." -Albert Mohler

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