What Would You Do?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by ktn4eg, May 24, 2012.

  1. ktn4eg

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    Here's a purely hypothetical situation, but I wonder what you'd do/advise/counsel if it ever arose in your family.

    Suppose (just for the sake of argument) that you are a rather ardent KJVO adovcate and tried your best to to instill such a belief in your children as well.

    One day your daughter (who is in, say, her early to mid 20's) tells you that she has met a young man about her same age who is just the most wonderful Christian young man she's ever met.......except for the fact that he isn't a KJVO advocate. The church he's a member of isn't anti-KJVO; its pastor just doesn't think that the debate over versions is something that's worth getting involved in at all. This young man uses a MV (let's say it's the NLT2d ed) because he finds it easier to read than the 1611 KJV.

    What would you advise/counsel your daughter to do with her budding relationship with this young man?
     
  2. jonathan.borland

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    Hey, no one will enter heaven because they fought for the KJV. I like applying John 5:39 in this case. Rejoice that the man cares and loves the PERSON more than merely the paper and beautifully inked Elizabethan prose!
     
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    I'd be happy for her and let it be. If it got serious I'd probably buy him a Bible for Christmas or a birthday. I like giving Bibles as gifts.
     
  4. ktn4eg

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    What Bible [i.e., which version of the KJV] would you give him?
     
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    I don't know. I'm not really KJO.
     
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    Would have her determine if the young man is serving the Lord, active in his church, and wants to develope their relationship upon Christ, prayer, and bible study...

    the Lord could care less IF KJV or not!
     
  7. glazer1972

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    What if Dad was NKJV preferred?
     
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    I'd just be thankful that she has found a young man who goes to church and actually reads the Bible.

    In this age, she could be dating a "wonderful" young man who prefers to read the Koran, writings of the far eastern mystics, or nothing religious at all. Preferring, instead, porn, for example.
     
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    That wasn't what I hypthosized in my OP. Let's just stick to the scenario I presented in the OP......OK?
     
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    Would you sign off on her relationship IF the young man was "gasp" NIV?
     
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    If you are a stickler for the KJV then there should be only one choice for you. A Facsimile Edition 1611 w/ apocryphia.
     
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    I hope his fax machine holds a lot of paper.
     
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    Similar to the story of my wife and me. She came from a KJVO fam, and I stirred the pot. In the end, there were more important things to deal with, and the fam never made that big of a deal about it. Although they almost made her give back the NKJV I bought her for a Xmas gift. Now my wife is not KJVO, and it is always interesting to be around her family or old church. I still stir the pot from time to time ;)
     
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    Interesting question, do we tolerate those who hold differing views.

    Now lets assume the KJVO/KJVP folks believe from their hearts that the best English translation is the KJV. In general they believe any deviation from the preserved text is a corruption. And they will not accept what we see as compelling evidence that the KJV is not even close to being the best English translation. But we concede that the KJV is "good enough" to produce and grow mature Christians with the aid of the Holy Spirit.

    But in our hearts we believe the KJVO folks are not mature Christians because their "my way or the highway" viewpoint. They want us to become all things (including KJVO) so that we may win some.
     
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    She's mid 20's- I'd butt out.
     
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    ktn4eg,

    Your answer can probably be found here
     
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    That's 30 seconds of my life wasted just to click that link.
     
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    My daughter is 25 and just got married two weeks ago. (about time) Anyway, first of all, she is an adult and has been for some time. Secondly, unless her then fiance was physically or mentally abusing her in some manner, I keep my nose out of their business.

    I look at the situation this way. I am thankful to the Lord that my daughter is a Christian, that she married a Christian, and really do not care what version they use. The fact that they go to church is good enough news for me. It is up to the Lord to lead them on the details like Bible versions and where to attend church.

    To me, it would make no sense to start off a life time relationship on a negative word over an issue like that.
     
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    I agree 100%. That thirty seconds was a bigger waste of time than I mentioned in the other thread. I spent four hours this weekend watching two movies on the SyFY channel, Sharktapus, and Super Shark. The movies had more intelligence than that web site.
     

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