What is all the fuss about the original manuscripts? Many on here say only the originals were inspired and that God chose for them to be lost. Is God a deist? Did he leave humanity to pick up the pieces of His word and try to find these inspired nuggets in all these different modern versions? Is there NO ABSOLUTE AND FINAL AUTHORITY that anyone can read, preach, teach or handle? Is the whole thing really only a matter of preference? Is this how we treat the Holy Words of God? What some fail to understand is that the originals are irrelevant. They are gone.This is God's doing.The languages of the originals are no longer important for God's work. No one ever got saved from an "original" during the Great Awakening, and no one ever got saved in your neighborhood that way either. We don't see God working with "manuscripts" or "originals." We DO see God preserving copies of words. .2 Tim 3:15,16 says: "And that from a child thou hast known the HOLY SCRIPTURES, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." Did Timothy have the "originals"? Was what he had inspired, Yes or No? Those who believe we have no 100% inspired bible anywhere on earth, are actually saying that God was UNABLE to preserve His Word through Bible-believing Christians at Antioch, where the first Bible teachers were (Acts 13:1), and where the first missionary trip originated (Acts 13:1-6), and where the word "CHRISTIAN" originated (Acts 11:26). So, God chose to sort of preserve them through Gnostics and philosophers from Alexandria, Egypt, even though God called HIS SON OUT of Egypt (Matt. 2) This makes it two streams of Bibles: the Egyptian translations from Alexandria, and the translation of those that brought about the Reformation and the worldwide Missionary Movement of the English speaking people.: The very Bible that Sunday, Torrey, Moody, Finney, Whitfield, Wesley used Someone on here had asked where did God promise to preserve His word. Psalms 12:6,7. May God be true and every man a liar.