I decided to start a different thread on this question. I did have it in the "NIV" thread but no one responded and I really do think this is important which could be the understatement of the year. So here goes with my question as quoted in the other thread below: "Let me pose this question to everyone. When is too much change, too much? The suprising thing for me is that someone would be quick to defend the newer versions and yet go to great lengths to find fault with the older versions. In this period of time we live in, it is very popular to find fault with the Bible. There seems to be this urgency to find whatever so-called evidence can be found to shed light on a new revelation discrediting the Bible. And it's not just limited to the Bible.....it's extended to rewriting history as well whether that be specific individuals or historical events that took place. Society has degraded to such an extent that it has to bring down anything that is honorable and decent to it's level. So I ask again, just exactly how much of the Bible has to be "watered down" before you would take issue with it?" J.