Virginia Youth Group Reads the Entire Bible in Public
Over the 4th of July this year, thousands of people along Main Street in Purcellville, Va., witnessed something beyond the usual festivities: a local youth group serving free slushies and reading the Bible aloud in its entirety.
Rich Shipe serves as the Discipleship and Youth Pastor at Blue Ridge Bible Church in northern Virginia. He says he was inspired by a blog post about a Bible reading marathon in Wisconsin, and decided to start a similar project in his own community.
Shipe‚Äôs project, which took just over 70 hours, involved reading the Bible from cover to cover without stopping.
‚ÄúI thought about it as a way to inspire better reading habits among the students and to give them an opportunity to share their faith,‚ÄĚ he says....
UPS, it does matter how you define better? Now, at the present time the NASB is considered the most accurate Bible in the English language. You might have other criteria, The ESV is nearly as accurate and reads more naturally, of course the New King James Version almost sings due to it's close relationship to the KJV and if one dutifully paid attention to the marginal notes, then it could well be the most accurate Bible (Who does that? ) The author on the commentary on the NKJV also pointed out where he thinks the NKJV is better than the NASB for that matter. Now, Why I Do Not Think the King James Bible Is the Best Translation Available Today, Dr. Wallace wrote this before he had to put up with large cultist response of the KJVO and he wasn't as irked as he was later when he wrote this.
But, no, only the original autographs are the inspired texts, we do have very good reproductions of them, q.v., the pdf The Preservation of Scripture. No English version of the Bible is perfect including the NASB, nor of course the KJV.
Only-1Authorized English Bible wrote: Now, If They Were Only Reading From The Historic Authorized English Holy Bible; ..3
I certainly use the KJV, but don't understand your point. The way you quoted those verses with your little insertions, what about people who don't speak or read English? Why would they not have the Word of God? What about the people who lived before 1611? Did they not have the Word of God? What about the fact we don't use the version of the KJV that was put out in 1611? Does that mean we don't have the Word of God? Jim, IMHO, is certainly not right to think he has a better English translation but he doesn't think that the only true version of the Word of God is an English translation that relatively speaking has a short shelf life compared to the length of time the Bible has been around. Maybe you need to restate or rethink your facts. Thanks.
You mean gibberish don't you, Tony?(I think that's Tony? The man of a thousand aliases ).
Dr. Robert A. Joyner wrote: I believe it is misguided for fundamental Baptists to defend a version of the Bible based on a Greek text, prepared by a liberal Roman Catholic, translated by Episcopalians and authorized by a king who hated Baptists. While they reject translations based on a Greek text approved by all the great scholars and early fundamental leaders and translated by good Bible believing scholars from all groups, including Baptists.... This irony is strange indeed when fundamental Baptists take sides with Episcopalians and Catholics and reject their own.
Now, If They Were Only Reading From The Historic Authorized English Holy Bible;
The One & Only Historic Authorized English Holy Bible That's Been Used Throughout The English Speaking World For Over The Last 400 Years [i.e. The Authorized English King James Holy Bible]:
They'd Use The Historic Authorized English Holy Bible Verse As Their Inspiration:
"Thy Words Were Found, And I Did Eat Them; And Thy Word Was Unto Me The Joy And Rejoicing Of Mine Heart: For I Am Called By Thy Name, O LORD GOD Of Hosts."--Jeremiah 15:16
"This (King James Holy Bible) Book Of The Law Shall Not Depart Out Of Thy Mouth; But Thou Shalt Meditate Therein Day And Night, That Thou Mayest Observe To Do According To All That Is Written Therein; For Then Thou Shalt Make Thy Way Prosperous, And Then Thou Shalt Have Good Success."--Joshua 1:8
"All (The King James Holy Bible Book) Scripture Is Given By Inspiration Of God, And Is Profitable For Doctrine, For Reproof, For Correction, For Instruction In Righteousness."--II Timothy 3:16
"For I (GOD) Testify Unto Every Man That Heareth The Words Of The Prophecy Of This (King James Holy Bible) Book, If Any Man Shall Add Unto These Things, GOD Shall Add Unto Him The Plagues That Are Written In This (KJB)...Book."--Revelation 22:18-19 ! ! !
Ah, John Y., might some of those verses you heard might have been?
Jeremiah 6 20 "For what purpose does frankincense come to Me from Sheba, And the sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, And your sacrifices are not pleasing to Me." 21 Therefore, thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am laying stumbling blocks before this people. And they will stumble against them, Fathers and sons together; Neighbor and friend will perish."
Matthew 21 28 "But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go work today in the vineyard.' 29 "And he answered and said, 'I will, sir'; and he did not go. 30 "And he came to the second and said the same thing. But he answered and said, 'I will not'; yet he afterward regretted it and went. 31 "Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said^, "The latter." Jesus said^ to them, "Truly I say to you that the tax-gatherers and harlots will get into the kingdom of God before you.---NASB
It appears this church brought the Word to people's attention -- without breaking the law.