I am of course new here. I look forward to dialogue with and among other brothers and sisters. I am not certain where to post new topics &c. If anyone could help, I would much appreciate the help. I do have questions and concerns on Bible versions. I'm sure a lot of people are bracing at that statement, but I do come in peace. :saint: I have long used the KJV. Recently my wife bought me (for Christmas 2010) a NASB R L Allan (she must loveth me!). I am not allowed to use it until Christmas day. After a lot of looking at other versions, I settled on this one (I think). So I will begin using this version very soon, having a very old KJV that has worn out, and using the same version as my wife uses. I personally have struggled making the switch, after reading KJV only-ists, arguments on the TR, that the Alexandrian texts are corrupt, all of this. Also, in the church where I was saved, we did use the KJV, but were not "only" and, only until attending Bible College I never had come into contact with this issue personally. When other found I was not KJV only, they distanced themselves. This was not by a large group, just by some in the College. Using the AV wasn't enough for them, it had to be taken to another level. Of course I have been ostracised over this issue from brothers who say if I use another version, am not saved. You know the drill. I also, as a pastor, upon accepting a church in the past, was asked about "versions." I asked them to open their Bibles and see that they themselves don't use "the 1611" but another version, and said to them I will preach from this book, not about this book. That was not good enough, as a deacon, upon a day I was not there, told the church he doesn't care what I say, if you don't use the 1611 you're going to hell. I have to say this KJV issue, the attitudes of some toward it and others has driven me away from this version and the stigma that surrounds it. Again, I mention all of this to say that I still struggle with the switch to a certain extent, but not totally, and more over guilt somehow than any one main issue. If any have words of encouragement, thoughts to help, Scriptures to help me above all and especially, I am ready to listen. Thank you.