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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Blazin4Christ, Jul 31, 2004.
Are You KJVO or not, after voting please post why you are after, and this is not a debate
I use the NKJV. It's quite easy to find the verses I memorized in KJV but I don't like all the thee's and thou's of the KJV.
Wow only six people read bibles! Actually, I know I just got in on the ground floor. I use KJV as well as others. I think for public reading of some passages like the 23rd psalm it is the best choice. My regular bible is NASB (revised)
I have tried to read other versions, but everytime I try to read another version, I do not feel like I am reading God's Word. It just doesn't feel right to me. Then I learned all the reasons why I read only the KJV. I just don't trust the newer transalations because man has put his stamp on the many translations and I honestly don't believe these new translations are based on God's Word but rather on man's word because if it were based on God's Word, I don't believe we'd have churches accepting homosexual marriages, etc.
And before someone out there who disagrees with me gets on their bandwagon and attacks me, I want to tell you I am merely stating my opinion in this matter. So please don't attack me.
I was briefly into KJVOism until God delivered me out of it. i was given some pamphlets to read about it and believed what they had to say. I realised though that Racism was prevalent in this idea some time later, and that there were Translations that God gave to people prior to 1611 all over the world. It is unfortunate that people tend to believe that because we speak english, God has only ever moved in English speaking countries and favours us over others.
The Holy Spirit moves on people all over the world and to state that He did not lead people to the correct Bible until 1611 is in exactly the same basket as the Seventh Day Adventist teaching about Jesus arriving in the Heavenly Sanctuary in 1844. Once the New Covenant was established by Jesus, there are no more dates of significant events until the return of Christ. Jesus completed it all on the cross, including what was written in the Bible and distributed in various means until the invention of paper. There was no second event of God making a book of sacred writings at a later date, it was all given to the early church there and then.
I once used several translations, and still refer to some of them from time to time. However, after finding some major differences in the translations, I now use the KJV exclusivly. I don't trust things today because of the numerous agendas out there. I also don't like the new one that they are using in the Lifeway SS material either. I have found alot of questionable stuff there.
Iuse the KJV almost exclusively. It is waht i am most comfortable with, what I have taught and preached out for almost 25 years, I would have a difficult timepreaching out of anything else.
I do use others, mostly the NKJV, in my personal reading and study.
You don't have an option for using the KJV equally with other versions. I like the KJV for memorization because in witnessing, especially to pepole familiar with KJVO'ism, I'd better no my verses in the KJV.
I like to use the MV's for reading and personal study. I am beginning to reaaly like the HCSB. I also use the NASB and NIV alot.
I have an ESV and NKJV they are OK, but they sound so similiar to the KJV. So why not just read the KJV?
I'm a KJV Occasionally ...
as i don't read the original languages i'm dependant on others to translate .. read a number of translations and ask God to guide me in His truth ..
I'm sure He can deal with any of the translations.
"Not a debate"? Then what are you posting this FOR?
I have KJV on my Computer. I own a '3rd Millenium Bible', an update of the KJV. I use the NIV/RSV/NJB for Study. I have almost every translation. I believe that the best translation is the RSV. (hope I'm not debating! )
I use only the Authorised Version KJV 1611 - because it is the best translation, easy to memorise, and the Thees and Thous are there for a reason, far better than referring to God Himself as You!
The NIV & even NKJV are watered down versions.
Rose Fenton: "I use only the Authorised Version KJV 1611 ... "
1. Hebrews IIII:14 (KJV1769):
Seeing then that we have a great high priest,
that is passed into the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God,
let us hold fast our profession.
2. Hebrewes IV.14 (KJV1611)
Seeing then that wee have a great high priest,
that is passed into the heauens,
Iesus the Sonne of God,
let us hold fast our profession.
Does your Bible look like 1 or 2?
If it looks like number 1 it cannot be
properly called "the Authorised Version KJV 1611".
King James Authorized a KJV1611 (see example 2 above)
The British Crown Authorized a KJV1769 to be published
in Oxford (and a KJV1762 in Cambridge).
But the colonies did not wish to pay tribute to
the crown. Most KJVs in the United States of America
are RIP OFFS of the KJV1769. Recall that there were
numerious variations each time a book is printed
before electronic storage in computers allowed
the errors to be corrected. The Unauthorized
Versions like the KJV1769 sold more copies than
the Authorized KJV1769.
In no case did God authorize any Bible.
The KJV was authorized first by King James and later
by a representative of the Church of England.
Most books in the world that say "Authorized Version"
are NOT authorized version.
So it seems pretty lame to be calling an
unauthorized KJV1769 a authorized KJV1611.
But for our Friends from the U.K. who probably use
an authorized KJV1769 or
authorized KJV1762, still it is lame
to call it an authorized KJV1611.
But I love to praise Jesus in 17th Century talk:
Praise Iesus, Sonne of God
I use the KJV simply because it is the version my Grandmother read to me and the one I grew up with.
I love the language and have never found it heard to understand.
My son has several new versions and I have looked at some of them but still always go back to my KJV. I'm not a KJVO person. I believe anyone can use the version they wish to use but I just prefer the KJV for myself.
Works for me.
I have my Grandmother's 1850 American Bible
Society KJV-like version. But it is
I'm thinking a man with two watches never knows what time it is.
I'm thinking a man with two watches will
be aware to check his watch. The first
sign one needs a new battery is when one
slows down a bit.
The impact of the KJV is without debate. It is THE classic work of English literature. However...it is not the 'best' translation. It is /was based on an inferior Gk. text, and it's language is not easily understood by most today. I still believe that the RSV was the best 20th century version, but I wouldn't 'spill blood' over that opinion. There are many good English translations, none infallible. Our Church uses NIV most of the time, and while it is 'good', it reflects a certain Protestant/Calvinist bias here and there. To get a different take/feel, I sometimes read the Jerusalem Bible. I also like the NKJV NT, as it is written nicely. However, it is based on the Byzantine text, and therefore not as good as the Alexandrian. (can of worms now being opened).
P.S. As I've said before, I DO think it would be nice if the Bible forum on BB was ecumenical. I enjoy the subject...
Sadly I did not get my Grandmother's Bible when she died. My mother's youngest sister kept all of my Grandmother's personal things for herself so her kids could have those. I was named by and after my Grandmother, but I have nothing that belonged to her.
I would have been so proud to have had her Bible.