Great Sermon! Dear Brother
You make some excellent points about modern versions and the importance of an accurate Bible based on the Received Text, yet the NKJV you use in the pulpit is a new translation and still inferior to the KJV. Dr Price who was the OT editor says: â€˜I am not a TR advocate', so would you want him to assist in providing a NEW TR translation or even your present pulpit Bible?
The TBS UK publish bibles which have the meaning of all the archaic words, so not really a significant problem. Note also the links:
An Examination of the NKJV PART 1
An Examination of the NKJV PART 2
Link 2 includes a sound reason:
'Why not produce a modern version of the English Bible for the 21 st century?'
As one with an average education, and not brought up with the KJV, I have had no problem with its language and hope with good reason that you would rather stick to the old paths and explain any difficulties, as they arise, from the pulpit, just as you would explain words such as 'propitiation'.
Seek prayerfully if your congregation agree with the above TBS article: 'Why not produce a modern version of the English Bible for the 21 st century?'
God bless you.
Great Sermon! Pastor Gibson,
Your comments on work and employment were unexpected in this message and my heart and ears perked up. I had to go back and listen again. Your spiritually balanced view I believe is Godly wisdom. Our primary concern in our work is to glorify God and not to earn a living. We are to trust God for our needs. Maintaining or obtaining worldly employment can be a tremendous source of anxiety. Thank you for reminding us of God's sufficiency which is able to give us peace that the world cannot.