The KJV as Therapy

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  1. Friend of God

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    My Therapist has suggested a new type of therapy to improve my concentration, and memory since my breakdown. He is a Christian Therapist, and he asked me what Bible version I used.
    When I told him I use the NKJV, he suggested that I start using the KJV as therapy. Because some of the words, and phrases, are archaic(sp?) and not in common use anymore, I would have to really concentrate to study, remember, and understand what the original words and phrases meant, and then relate and apply them to today.
    My Therapist said that he wouldn't recommend this to everyone, but since I want to regain my memory, and concentration, and I enjoy Bible Study, that this would seem to fit the bill very nicely.
    Any comments, or opinions?
     
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    Hi Friend of God,
    I'm new to the board so it's nice to meet you. As for your question, I use the NKJV and I still use my Strong's concordance and Holman Bible dictionary in addition to other translations to study with and still I spend a lot of time "concentrating". Is your therapist KJO? I don't really get it, but hey if it helps you, go for it. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi Amy,


    Welcome to BaptistBoard, it's a pleasure to meet you,and I hope to read and enjoy your posts.


    My Therapist isn't KJVO, he uses the NIV exclusively. He told me that he wasn't trying to push a particular version, and had no agenda. He just thought that it might be a beneficial mental exercise to help me regain my concentration, and memory.

    I trust him, and don't think he would use this method to influence my choice of Bible versions. It is an interesting type of therapy though. I won't know if it helps unless I try it, and I'm to the point that I'll do anything to try and get better.


    Rob
     
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  4. Amy.G

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    I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. I pray you'll be much better soon! It's for certain the KJV won't hurt you :) so if you think it would help, go for it. The bible is always good medicine!
    God bless you
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    Sounds like a wonderful Idea
     
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    It cannot harm you! In fact, it you're quite familiar with the KJV, ya might obtain a copy of the AV 1611, the Geneva, or some other older version you're not familiar with, and do the same thing.

    I have NEVER heard of anyone having anything but beneficial results from close Bible study, any valid version!
     
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    Why not use a Vulgate or polish bible. I have severe ADD and Stratera doesn't help that much. I have to study in a quite room free of distraction. Time is your friend, don't hate it.
     
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    remember, if MVs were poisonous, then they wld be perfectly analogous to chemotherapy!

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    as a matter of fact, i just had a session just, n it cured me of a lump, in my throat.

    so there, give it a try, perhaps starting w The Message. :laugh::laugh:
     
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    If this therapy can be helpful for you, then go for it by all means. There is the added benefit that you will also be reading God's word. I believe that we can all benefit from the reading/studying of Gods word, and this sounds like a good way to do it. Some of the MVs use more easily understood language, and they would not requore as much digging for the truth. The good old KJV still has validity in today's society, even though the language is quite archaic at times.
     
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    Here is something that was helpful to me (30+ years ago).

    At least I knew that these sorts of things happened to other believers:

    KJV Psalm 88

    <A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.>

    1 O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:
    2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;
    3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
    4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:
    5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
    6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
    7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
    8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
    9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
    10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
    11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
    12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
    13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.
    14 LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?
    15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
    16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.
    17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.
    18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.


    HankD​
     
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