A sister feeling under attack for the Bible version she was
I know what you mean about feeling 'condemned to hell' for reading
versions or perversions of the Bible. I used to feel that way as well...
especially when attending an independent-Independent Baptist Church
pastored by a red hot Preacher who preached simple sermons such as: Turn
or Burn. I began to read about translations and waded through debates...
I began to see for myself the intrinsic value of the Received Text[s]
from which the KJV is taken. Of course they are rightly called
translations because you and I would not be able to read them were they
to have remained in the original text. Check for yourself by reading
parallel Scriptures and see how the niv (in particular) and others are
deliberately distorted or revised or worse with deleted text. You will
see place after place where a word or words are changed or deleted
unnecessarily or the contextually the meaning have been altered.
I think this has come up before and so for the sake of not repeating
myself, I will suggest that you get a hold of a copy of The King James
Version Defended by Edward F. Hills---you can further research this
firstname.lastname@example.org and other books of interest
would include Final Verdict by William Grady, or check other sites...
www.wayoflife.com ; or
www.av1611.org/kjv/logsdon/html . Or you could also read Which
Bible, by David Otis Fuller. It would be narrow of me to send this list
without giving you some great opposition by the likes of Robert Nguyen
Cramer and the extensive studies on Bible texts... that address would be
www.bibletexts.com/kjvtexts.htm . (This 'un'll get ya goin'---I
The thing I think it always comes down to, is this: is the Bible off
limits to Satan and his evil devices?
You may not have time to read through the endless commentaries---you
know what Solomon said about books, yes? The deeper answer to your
question may be found in Ecclesiastes 12.12-13.
pamela spurling 2001