No, this thread doesn't belong in the forum for Baptist Theology/Bible Study. It has a place in this forum. Lots of times KJVO advocates have used as an argument that the KJV family is the one and only Word of God because God has so arranged it to be the major translation for so long. Of course they don't have a reply as to why the Vulgate family was around for a whole lot longer and was virtually a monopoly for the majority of Christians. Now I know this is not a unique qestion. It has been raised many times before -- but why has the NIV been so dominant for more than 30 years? Has God also providentially seen to it that the NIV be the dominant version for so many around the world -- even to quite a few whose native language isn't English? Listen,you have to remain consistent here. If you believe that God providentially made the KJV as the primary translation for so many and for so long -- You have to acknowledge that God in His sovereign manner has also accorded the NIV a like role. What are your opinions?