God's Preservation of His Written Word

Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by Ed Edwards, Jun 5, 2006.

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Has God Preserved HIs Written Word?

  1. NO, not in any English Version

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    0.0%
  2. YES, in only 1 English Versions

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. YES, on several English Versions

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. YES, in many English Versions

    15 vote(s)
    71.4%
  5. Apathy/Ignorance - don't care or don't know, etc.

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
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  1. Ed Edwards

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    Has God Providentiallyl Preserved His Word for the 21st Century
    (2001-2100) English reader?

    Answers are arranged from the most liberal to the most conservative:
     
  2. Mexdeaf

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    What is the difference between 'several English versions' and 'many English versions'?

    And what about other languages, did God forget them?
     
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    Mexdeaf: //What is the difference between 'several English versions' and 'many English versions'?

    'Many' is more than 'several';
    'several' is more than 'one';
    'many' includes 'all'.

    Mexdeaf: //And what about other languages, did God forget them?//

    Sorry, I cannot select but 10 answers in the current Poll making software,
    there are many langauges. Feel free to start your own poll. :flower:
     
  4. John of Japan

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    None of the questions accurately reflect my views, so I couldn't take the poll. I believe that the Bible teaching is that God preserved His Word in the original languages, and that believers are to preserve the Word in the form of translations in our capacity as priests.
     
  5. Ed Edwards

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    Sorry, Brother John of Japan, but there is no way I can
    write a possible response more nebulus than:
    " Apathy/Ignorance - don't care or don't know, etc."

    Come on, Bro., 'etc.' can mean anything under the sun :type:
     
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    Sigh. Okay, I'll take your poll, Bro. Ed. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  7. Ed Edwards

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    John of Japan: //I believe that the Bible teaching is that God preserved His Word in the original languages, and that believers are to preserve the Word in the form of translations in our capacity as priests.//

    Amen, Brother John of Japan -- Preach it!
     
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    None of the above. Logical fallacy of the false dilemma.
     
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    Very well put, John. My thought as well.

    God preserved His word for us, but gave it to men for translation. And that being not just one set of translators way back around 1600...
     
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    You know what, maybe there is some interest in this. I've never seen a thread on the human preservation of Scripture, but there are lots of passages on it. I'm going to start a thread on it.:thumbsup:
     
  11. Ed Edwards

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    Obviously there no no S.O.B.s who will be the spoiler and vote 'no'.
    Please remember this poll when you are tempted to say others
    don't belive in the Preservation of God's Written Words:
    the Holy Bibles.

    BTW, S.O.B. in the KJV stands for: sonnes of Belial


    Judges 19:22 (KJV1611 Edition):
    Now as they were making their hearts merrie, behold,
    the men of the citie, certaine sonnes of Belial, beset the house
    round about, and beat at the doore,
    and spake to the master of the house,
    the olde man, saying; Bring foorth the man
    that came into thine house, that we may know him.
     
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    Great idea!!!

    Said Thread is found at:

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=30193
     
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    Select many English versions? -- 80%!!! Why did they disagree each other reflecting to the question: Did God providentially preserve His Words in them? Suppose, you ask God, "Which ONE is MOST ACCURATE translation in English?" If He provides you many DIFFERENT versions, HOW CERTAIN is God when they disagree each other in English a few thousands times?

    REMEMBER the verse saying, GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION!!!!!!!!! Many modern English Versions are the confusion that many people select for their Bible study, teaching, preaching, etc,. How SAD!
     
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    Maybe if you write it in bigger letters you can figure out what it
    means. :flower: Several dozen places on this board I"ve shown that
    'confusion' here is confused by most people who study the KJVO
    authors only. 'Confusion' as used in your version in the KJV refers
    to 'the opposite of peace' (read your KJV)
    not
    to the opposite of 'order'. :type:
     
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    God providentually preserved His Holy Written Word in the
    many faithful English translations & versions.

    Also in other languages. :praise:
     
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    This is a post I failed to put on another thread in a timely manner: :sleeping_2:

    //OK, Ed, since when is confusion NOT disorder??????????//

    Evidently since 1982 when my dictionary was printed:

    CONFUSION - n.
    1. the act of confusing
    2. the state of being confused
    3. disorder; upheavel; chaos
    4. lack of clearness or distinctness
    5. embarrassment or abashment
    6. perplexity; bewilderment
    7. Archaic. defeat, overthrow, or ruin

    (one out of seven, the odds are against you :) )

    //I still won't settle for LESS.//

    IMHO you have already settled for LESS. You have
    one and only one English Bible. I have two dozen
    English Bibles: each of them containing the inerrant
    written word of God, some of them even in the language
    that I use here in 2006 in the 21st century (2001-2100).
     
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    Said above: //Suppose, you ask God, "Which ONE is
    MOST ACCURATE translation in English?"//

    Reminds me of a joke.
    A man was caught on top of a house floating down the river
    in a flood. As the water came up to his feet, a coast guard
    boat came & offered him a ride. He refused
    saying: "God is going to save me".
    As the water came up to his waist anothera coast guard
    boat came & offered him a ride. He refused
    saying: "God is going to save me".
    As the water came to his neck a National Guard helicopter
    came and offered him a lift. He refused
    saying: "God is going to save me".
    Then he drowns.

    At heaven he asks: "Why didn't you save me, Lord"?

    The Lord said: "I sent you two boats and a helicopter --
    what more did you want?"

    Why would we want to ask God
    "Which ONE ..." when he has sent us many?"

    All faithful translations are accurate and inerrant.
    The Old Testament required two or more witnesses to
    establish things - God has given us many witnesses to His
    Accurate and Inerrant Written Word, the Holy Bible.
     
  18. John of Japan

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    Good poll, Ed, as usual.

    I'm waiting for you to add a Japanese Bible or two to your list!:smilewinkgrin: :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    But ya CANNOT pick any one version with any certainty & say, "This is IT!" All ya can do is GUESS. And YOUR guess isn't any better than anyone else's.
     
  20. IveyLeaguer

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    FWIW, Brother Ed, I didn't vote but my answer would be: More than several but less than many.

    Several usually means from 2 - 5 and since there are 100+ English versions, 'many' is too broad for me.
     
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