Over the past months I have read many things about the NIV here at the Baptist Board. Some good, but many not so good. Many people list the NIV as one of the versions that they read, but it is many times followed up with some type of comment about how the NIV is not acceptable for serious study. I go to a SBC church that uses the NIV as their primary version. Our Sunday School literature quotes from the NIV and our Pastor preaches from it. We seem to have no problem using it for instruction, and we have not gone off into false doctrine. I would like to know what is right or wrong with this translation and why should it, in your opinion, be embraced or shunned.