Definitions of MV preferred; 1-5 scale!

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  1. LRL71

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    Hey, I was just thinking...... perhaps we are being unfair to our KJV-only brethren about grading them on a 1 to 5 KJV-only scale, and leaving out those of us who are MV-preferred (or, God forbid..... er, may it never be :D a person who holds to an MV-only position) without such a scale of 1 to 5. Any thoughs?? Here's what I think:


    #1 (MV-couldn't-care-less) This person uses any faithfully translated version regardless of age or text-type. Uses anything from Wycliffe to the ESV and in between.

    #2 (MV-mildly-preferred) This person uses primarily modern versions with the belief that the NA/UBS Greek text of the NT is generally superior to the TR/Received text, but uses versions based on the TR/Received text in their church.

    #3 (MV-preferred) This person primarily uses modern versions with the belief that the NA/UBS Greek text of the NT is superior to the TR/Received Text, and does not care much for using TR/Received text based English versions; generally speaking, the TR/Received text/MajT is inferior to the modern eclectic Greek text(s).

    #4 (MV-strongly-preferred) This person exclusively uses modern versions with the belief that the NA/UBS Greek text is superior to the TR/Received text, and will not use translations based on the TR/Received text because they are patently corrupted.

    #5 (MV-only) This person believes that God providentially preserved the Word of God into a modern version (or versions) through the modern eclectic Greek texts and does not place value upon the TR/Received text or their English translations. Only the modern version of choice is trustworthy and the perfect, inspired, inerrant, and infallible translation.


    Well, any suggestions?

    ** And, if you are MV-preferred, put yourself on this scale somewhere, or make your own definition.

    [​IMG] HAVE FUN!
     
  2. BrianT

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    I'm a solid #2.

    Good post. [​IMG]
     
  3. LRL71

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    Omighosh! I forgot to answer my own question! :rolleyes:

    I'm a #3 MV-preferred. [​IMG]
    Go, ESV, NASB1995, NIV! [​IMG]
     
  4. skanwmatos

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    Uh, "none of the above" doesn't seem to be an option so your poll seems no more accurate than the KJVO poll. [​IMG]
     
  5. ScottEmerson

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    A strong #2.5
     
  6. russell55

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    I would probably be almost a 3. I do like using the NKJV occasionally, though. There's something to be said for the familiar phrasing....
     
  7. Pastor Larry

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    I am a solid #3.
     
  8. aefting

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    I am a #2 only because my church uses the KJV exclusively for teaching and preaching. Otherwise, I'd be a #3.

    Andy
     
  9. HankD

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    I would be a 1.5.

    I use the MVs for clarification and modernized English text (to find the "sense" of the Scriptures) but prefer the TR as a final authority.

    HankD
     
  10. Charles Meadows

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    I'd have to agree with skanwmatos - I'm none of the above. I support the MVs as valid and I think the NA 27 and USB 4 are best for textual studies. But I still much prefer the KJV for an English rendering.
     
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    I'm probably a 2, but the more I hear the KJVO arguments the more I have a tendancy to move up the scale.
     
  12. Daniel David

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    No. 3 because I am a Christian.
     
  13. Dr. Bob

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    That's me, for certain sure. Love the FULL Greek text, not a small eclectic Erasmusian blend, but still use the NKJV (based on the lesser texts) in churches that are not so enlightened.
     
  14. kman

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    I'm a 2 too.

    peace,
    kman
     
  15. LRL71

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    Bump! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm #2
     
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    I am a #1 because I believe God has presented His word AS HE HAS CHOSEN, from the gitgo, and that He still does today. I don't believe there are any limits upon how God may present His words He intends for us to have available. The old valid Bibles are still just as valid now. The Onlyist, any version, seeks to LIMIT GOD, and they're gonna find this out some day. Now I'm not saying such Onlyists aren't Christians, but they're gonna miss out on some of God's greater rewards for those who earnestly seek to obey Him in all things.
     
  18. Ed Edwards

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    Ed yells "I'm number one" while
    holding up two fingers.
    I'm KJVO#1
    I'm MV#2

    OU football is #1
    or maybe OU football is #2

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  19. Forever settled in heaven

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    i'm all of the above ... 1 - 5!

    :D

    so long as it is God's Word, whether modern in 1611, 1769, 1863, 1881, or 2004, i'll vote for it!

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  20. Emily

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    Solid #3
     

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