The topic received so many comments that it was deemed reasonable to post it here for copying/printing/distribution.
Also, immediately below here are three other related topics.
FIRST RE-POST - ORIGINAL POST DATE ON LIONS SHARE MAJESTY BLOG - SUNDAY DECEMBER 12, 2010:
- Am I saying that to be a potent Christian, you must read the original King James Bible? No, these are my experiences and the experiences of people that I know. Full obedience to GOD to the best of our knowledge is the answer for spiritual fulfillment.
- When I watch Christian programming, I do have a preference for the bishops and pastors who use the original King James Bible. One pastor, reads first from the original King James Bible and then he reads the same passage(s) from the Amplified Bible. Of course, my spirit needs to bear witness that they are true people of GOD. We know that Satan knows the Bible but does not obey it therefore our spirits do not bear witness to any holy anointed power from him for he does not possess any form of holy power.
- At church, I read from the original King James Bible no matter what version is used by the pastor(s) or guest speaker(s).
- I am an editor and recently edited a book by a Christian who uses the NIV. I didn't urge her to use the original King James Bible because that isn't my role as an editor.
- Without love, we are nothing - regardless of our Bible usage - whatever the version(s).
SECOND RE-POST - ORIGINAL POST DATE - SUNDAY DECEMBER 12, 2010
Here are just three examples of what I found on the comparison chart that I provided the link to on my earlier post on this matter.
(I did not simply read what the chart cited - I looked the information up in the actual cited Bible translations.)
Matthew 18:11 - KJV
For the son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Mathew 18:11 - NIV
That scripture is omitted entirely. In my Comparative Study Bible, the NIV goes from verse 10 to verse 12. Verse 11 is not there! That bothers me.
Matthew 9:13 - KJV
...for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Matthew 9:13 - NIV
For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. "to repentance" is omitted.
Colossians 1:14 - KJV
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:14 - NIV
In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. "through his blood" is omitted. That really bothers me.
The comparison charts that I cited have numerous such examples.
THIRD RE-POST - ORIGINAL POST DATE - THURSDAY DECEMBER 16, 2010:
(The former NIV reader stated, "Sure, I got saved by the NIV, but it made Jesus a little bit distant from the Father.")
For new converts to Christ, I have often been informed that the Gospel of John is a good book to begin in the original KJV. There have been vigorous discussions that the NIV and other versions are easier to understand. For hundreds of years before the other versions became available, scores of people got saved with usage of the original KJV version. Many strong, potent, powerful Christians were/are the result. Of course, sincere prayer is vital for understanding God's word, and of utmost importance is to love the Lord our God with all of our hearts, souls, and minds, and to love others, according to God's commands.
Also, I have moved here the comments below relative to my "TAG ON" about the KJV posting.
Note from Sandra:
In this re-post, I removed the comments made by someone else on LIONS SHARE MAJESTY because I didn't request his permission to post his comments here on this blog. If you are so inclined to read his comments, please go to the subject blog under the topic, "TAG ON..." dated Sunday December 12, 2010.
Click on the links below if you are inclined to read some or all of the subject comments associated with the re-posts here.
http://lioneaglesoar.blogspot.com/2010/12/original-king-james-bible.html (The original post of this one received 52 comments.)
LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please review, with prayer, the subject website articles about distortions and omissions contained in Bible translations such as the New King James Bible, the NIV and the NAS versions of the Holy Bible: