"Preference" Planet

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Lacy Evans, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Lacy Evans

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    Here is a hypothetical situation and a discussion question. I am just curious what your feelings and ideas would be.

    If all of the Christians in the world were to be deported to a new planet and we were only allowed one box of Bibles (one version), which version would you choose? (To limit the flying tomatoes, let's restrict the deportation to English speakers)

    As an extension question;
    Would those of you who are non-KJVOers be willing to submit to choosing the KJV for our new planet, in light of Paul's willingness to refrain from meat rather than offend his brother. (especially since KJVOers, who are often viewed as "weaker" brethren by MVers, have deep felt convictions about it?)

    In other words I wonder how you feel about this statement. MVers have a preference (or preferences.) as to which English version they use. Generally they "like" the KJV but disagree with the KJVO position. Many other Christians have a conviction that the KJV is the preserved Word. Many more like it but don't share the conviction,. Does the conviction take precedence over the preference.?

    This is not a trick question to get anyone to admit they are wrong. (The situation is purely hypothetical and, for that matter, impossible.) I was just hoping that we could find some common ground.

    Lacy
     
  2. ScottEmerson

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    I would probably choose what the majority of Christians use. I'm not exactly sure what that would be, but I am guessing that it would be the NIV.

    Of course, if all the true Christians were deported, every single one of them would be KJV'ers, because, you know, it is impossible for a person to be saved using any other text than the King James Bible.

    (please note the sarcasm in the previous verse. Thanks)
     
  3. Pastor Larry

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    I would take a box of Nestle Aland Greek Testaments and a box of BHS Hebrew Old Testaments. (I take two boxes because I presume we want all of God's word, not just some of it.) That way, you have all the textual evidence and no one can complain that you left verses out. You can also make faithful translations from it. As the language changes over time, you can translate to reflect those changes. And in the meantime you can teach everyone to read the languages that God inspired.

    I would not take a box of KJVs. I would teach proper doctrine on the new planet and expect people to arrange their convictions around the revelation from God rather than their personal preferences.
     
  4. dianetavegia

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    We'd never make it to the other planet because we'd fuss so long about which version to take that we'd all die of old age (and be too busy fussing to lead others to Christ) before we could decide. :eek:
    Notice all... she said ONE VERSION ONLY!

    Dry humor attempt... but is it not true?
     
  5. Ransom

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    None of the above. If we are limited to only one box, let's go ad fontes, take a Greek/Hebrew edition, and let the exegetes among us translate.
     
  6. dianetavegia

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    MANY years ago there was a b/w movie about book banning. It might have been a 'Twilight Zone' episode. However, people who loved books memorized those books and walked around speaking them from beginning to end in an effort to keep those books alive.

    We should be so enamoured with the word of God that we walk around speaking forth HIS words so as to never forget them.

    Diane
     
  7. Lacy Evans

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    I am shocked that you didn't know that I am a man. My posts are always laced with testosterone and I think I debate in a very manly-man way! I have heard that some posters are so intimidated by my overbearing masculinity that they cower in fear rather than posting.
    I made Ed Edwards so upset once that he actually used sarcasm in a post!

    Lacy

    PS. (Or something like that.) [​IMG]
     
  8. mark

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    Sounds like my church, [​IMG] , I would prefer NIV, if not then NAS, but I would not have a major promblem with the KJV. My church uses KJV and I actually went ahead and bought one to follow along. Of course 15 minutes of every discuss is the leader explaining the what the KJV means is what is printed in the NIV. ;)
     
  9. dianetavegia

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    Oh I'm sorry Lacy! I don't spend much time on the debate forums because I run from any fussing (long childhood story that isn't worth worrying about LOL) so I just assumed you were a lady. I thought Kelly Todd was a mom.... but he's a big Dad instead!

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  10. TomVols

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    My conviction is you have to have a translation that is accurate and faithful to the best mss. This would automatically discount the KJV and is not just a mere preference. So I'd take the ESV.
     
  11. Paul of Eugene

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    New American Standard Revised, of course. The most accurate translation available.
     
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    Tom, tell me about the ESV.
     
  13. Forever settled in heaven

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    for evangelistic purposes, u may wish to take along the Klingon version. better yet, take along this universal translator: http://klv.mrklingon.org/

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I'd take a box of KJB's.

    What would be the deciding factor- majority, longevity, acuracy, or argumentation?
     
  15. TomVols

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    Mark,
    The ESV is an essentially literal translation (call it more literal than NIV, more readable than the NASB without sacrificing accuracy). It was translated and reviewed by a who's who of conservative Bible scholars and pastors. Find more info at www.esvbible.org.
     
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    Id take the King James Bible b/c its fed me after I stopped believing the modern versions, its proven longetivity, its proven fruit over 400 years and it never had a proven problem that needed updating. Id rather not mess with trying to update every 3-4 years, just use what is and was and always will be right [​IMG]
     
  17. Anti-Alexandrian

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    Every 3-4 years?? Dont you mean every 6 months? There has been over 200 "bibles" since 1881;that is at least 2 or more per-year from the GMO(God's message only)sect.Does the English language become archaic twice a year?? I think not!! [​IMG]
     
  18. Baptist in Richmond

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    The GMO sect?
    Please provide the links to this alleged "sect."

    What about the revision you are using?
     
  19. Taufgesinnter

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    Is that the NAS95?
     
  20. Taufgesinnter

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    GREAT answer!
     

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