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The New International Version of the Bible is by far the most preferred translation of the Scripture, according to a new survey of U.S. evangelical leaders.
More than 65 percent of the participating leaders named the NIV as their preferred Bible in a survey conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) in light of the NIV‚Äôs 30th anniversary this year.
‚ÄúNew Bible translations face large competition to gain a foothold in churches and homes but once established they have long staying power,‚ÄĚ commented Leith Anderson, president of the NAE, which claims to represent 30 million evangelicals. ‚ÄúAnd, the NIV has maintained popularity and influence since it was published in 1978.‚ÄĚ...
"For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another." (Gal 5:14-15)
Take heed indeed for it is tragic how the venom and diatribes have come forth in full force in this discussion. Even as I am not so inclined to believe that text one reads is a secondary matter yet I know that ad-hominem attacks are not of the Spirit of God and those who issue them should really examine themselves.
With this said, those on either side of the fence should not be so ignorant to believe that the devil has changed his tactics. From the very beginning he attacked the word of God and has done so throughout recorded history. And so he continues to do today in ways more subtle and stealthy than in times past. For now he uses man's love of scholarly research and "higher" learning so as to call into doubt what God has said and to reconstruct or as the case often is deconstruct the text.
Because of this it would do those who have not examined the matter to study to show themselves approved unto God so as to know all the facts and not just to parrot some cherished position.
Preacher, You are absolutely right. I am convinced Satan is having a hey-day pitting folks against each other. It's getting to the point where we will argue over just about anything. This is not pleasing to the Lord. We have forgotten the meaning of the word 'humble', and lost sight of the fact we need to be shouting the gospel from the rooftops...time is short, and we are wasting much of it here in heated debates. God forgive me, I must sign off and read His Holy Word. God bless you preacher friend.
Yet another debate amongst Christian brethren which has degenerated into slanderous accusations and name-calling.
I have known many who swore till they were blue in the face that the KJ was the only truly inspired English translation. But their Bible spent 90% or more of its time on the shelf gathering dust.
If you leave your Bible on the shelf it doesn't matter what translation it is. It is just a book, made of paper and ink, and is no more the Word of God than the dictionary sitting next to it.
But when you open it, it is then that it becomes the Living Word of the Living God. And only then if the Holy Spirit takes that Word and applies it to your understanding, your heart and your life.
You are becoming rabid over English translations. You forget, like most English speaking people, that there are thousands of other translations out there in the languages of all the world.
If we believe that the Word of God is supernaturally produced, can we not believe that it is supernaturally preserved in all languages for all times?
Do we not believe that the Word of God is supernaturally applied by the power of the Holy Spirit? We all have our favourite translations. Often because it was the first Bible that someone gave us, the first time we heard God speak to us.
AVA- your continual slanderous accusations say much about the condition of your heart. You may possess a bit of 'head knowledge' but the hatred in your heart is another matter indeed. Your hatred of Roman Catholics and anyone who disagrees with your 'views' is NOT biblical. You may think you born again, but your fruit appears suspect. Those who follow RCC doctrine are to be prayed for, not repeatedly attacked with your senseless rambling. Your insulting my moniker doesn't bother me, I would expect it from someone who has no love in their heart, who possess a 'stony heart' and not a 'heart of flesh'. Again, I challenge you to show me in scripture where God says, "Use only the KJV, not the NASB, ESV, NKJV". I assure you, God will get through to those He saves. Nothing more needs to be said for those who viciously attack; after all, God knows the true motive and intent, and He alone will deal with the tares.
for "jim lincoln" himself has made the false accusation/assumption/allusion (really LIE) that the NASB is a Better/More-Reliable/More-Accurate "Translation" of THE AUTHORIZED HOLY BIBLE than the Authorized "King James" Version of THE AUTHORIZED HOLY BIBLE !
Shall we lithigate here ?
Shall we involve attorneys here ?
Shall we seek to go before the unjust & unbelievers on this matter ?
Shall we go before the Satanic-Vaticanist/Roman-"Catholic"-Cultic Controlled (sic) U.S. Supreme Court ?
Shall we go before the Satanic-Vaticanist/Roman-"Catholic"-Cultic "New-World-DisOrder" Controlled "World Court" ?
*Note: Even an early Sponsor of the NASV-NASB has RECANTED and RENOUNCED his involvement with the Satanic-Vaticanist/Roman-"Catholic"-Cultic/Inferior-(Vaticanus/Sinaticus)-Greek-Text&Manuscript NASV-NASB Per-Version of THE AUTHORIZED HOLY BIBLE !
Why is AVA allowed to post and make false accusations, calling people who disagree with his line of thinking a liar? If all he is going to do is sit in judgment and point fingers, claiming all who oppose him are 'liars', then he should not be allowed to post anything.
GG wrote: KJV, NIV...whats the difference?. All of them are incomplete and found wanting. The Textus Receptus used part of the Latin Vulgate to fill in where Erasmus' sources were missing. Douay Rheims...now there is a real and complete (contains the Deuts) bible.
At it again, eh GG? As usual, the regular old balogney.
hi i just want to say Jesus loves you so run to him love him and lie for him
if you want i like this way of putting it firstly i just want to say i know you glorify christ in bieng saved i want u to thin of them as bieng seperate and if you had the choice what would you rather a) glorify god or b) be saved if you chose a)then u love god if the latter then u love your self and you need to give your life to god 100%
Q: What, then, is the Full-Blown AIDS of The KJV ?
A: The 2nd-Century Corrupted Arian/Alexandrian "Critical/Ecclectic" so-called "more-reliable" Satanic-Vaticanist, Vaticanus/Sinaticus, Western-Minority "Wescott & Hort" 'New-Testament' "Greek Manuscripts": That are the 'NT' Manuscriptural Foundation For the Majority of The New Full-Blown 'Bible' Translations like the RSV, NRSV, RSB, NRSB, ASV, ASB, NASV, NASB, NEV, NEB, NIV, ETC...!
The Authorized "King James" Version's New Testament of The Authorized Holy Bible/Scripture(s) is based on The Historic Almighty-God-Honored & Blessed BYZANTINE, Most ACCURATE & Reliable, EASTERN-Majority "Erasmian/Cisnerosian/'Complutesian-Polyglot-Bible-Greek-NT'" Protestant New Testament Greek Manuscripts: that are the Direct Hand Written Copies of The Original Penned/Written Books, Epistles & Letters Of The New Testament Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists & Authors Matthew/Mark/Luke/John/James/Peter/Jude & Paul !
INDEED And Of A TRUTH; The NIV is The HIV of The KJV !
Q: WHAT IS THE HERETICAL/PERVERTED-"N.T."-ARIAN-ALEXANDRIAN/WESCOTT-HORT/NESTLE'S-ECLECTIC-CRITICAL-MINORITY-WESTERN-VATICAN-GREEK TEXTUAL BASIS-FOUNDATION FOR THE NASB ?
A: FULL-BLOWN SATANIC-VATICANIST "N.T."-GREEK-TEXTUAL AIDS !
"That therefore makes "jim lincoln" a liar, A Liar & A LIAR ! ! !
*Note: And that makes you "mike / new york" a sympathizer, defender, advocate, friend, comrade and associate of A LIAR:
And by extension a Conspirator/Collaborator with/of A LIAR & A LIE !
Making you, "mike / new york" A LIAR & an ADVOCATE of A LIE too ! ! !"
No, it doesn't. You just feel better about yourself when you call names.
Huff and puff all you want, Anti. You won't blow this house down. And your fiery darts bounce off. They are as feathers. You should do something about that undisciplined unChrist-like tongue, before a moderator notices.
Where does it say in scripture 'a man is a liar if he uses any translation except the KJV?' To call a man a liar is a very strong accusation! AVA, you are in dire need of repentance!!! All because Jim prefers the NASB, this is insane!; it's apparent AVA is wound a little too tight...he has dethroned the Almighty, and now sits in judgment over mankind. It is shameful to read postings from Christians, and I use the term loosely, as they devour the brethren, judging and criticizing, as if they know what is in the heart of a man. A preferred bible translation is not what decides entrance into heaven. Mike from New York is a liar as well, all because he stated Jim has a right to select the translation of his choice. A lesson in humility is definitely in order here.
The NIV is an abomination and not worthy of the name Bible as it has removed, changed and mutilated the Word of the Living God. Time after time I come across small, subtle changes which pull the teeth out of the text and make it of no effect. Check, for example, Proverbs 16:4. The 'translators' of the NIV had no more integrity than the 'translators' of the JW Bible - they were just more subtle about it. There are numerous websites which catalogue endless pages devoted to showing what the NIV did to the Word of God. That it is the most popular Bible today does not surprise me one bit, as today's churches show little respect for the Word of God to begin with.