Should I Use the New Bible Versions? Yes!?

Should I Use the New Bible Versions

“Behold, God is great, and we know him not." Job 36:26

The Unchanging Word

Feelings come and feelings go, And feelings are deceiving; My warrant is the Word of God– Naught else is worth believing. Though all my heart should feel condemned For want of some sweet token, There is One greater than my heart Whose Word cannot be broken. I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word Till soul and body sever; For though all things shall pass away, His Word shall stand forever.

Martin Luther

 

There are many Christians today who would agree with Martin Luther. God’s Word is unchanging and shall stand forever. It cannot be broken. Christians must not trust in their fluctuating feelings, but in the Word of God. Nothing else is worth believing.

There are also many Christians today who would not completely agree with Martin Luther.  Since we don’t have the originals, neither reliable copies of them, God’s Word IS changing.  Christians must trust the translators, editors, and scholars who say they are diligently trying to reconstruct new, updated, and easier to read bible versions that are still as close to the originals as possible.

Both of these views are presented in this book. It’s a very interesting and informative journey. Along the way, compelling biblical and historical facts are provided, and various thought-provoking questions are answered. Should I use the new bible versions? Yes! – if you agree with the basic beliefs upon which the new bible versions are based.

Table of Contents (Part 1 Only)

PART 1

POINT 1.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that the Scriptures were only inspired, inerrant, and infallible in the original manuscripts. 

POINT 2.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that it was impossible for God to preserve His Word forever. 

POINT 3.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that everything concerning God is forever, eternal, everlasting, enduring, and perfect — except for His Word, the Bible, the Holy Scriptures.  

POINT 4. Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that there is no real scriptural basis for the teaching of the eternal preservation of God’s Holy Word.  

POINT 5.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that it’s not a problem to read and study or preach and teach from a bible that is neither inspired nor inerrant.  

POINT 6.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that Psalm 12:7 does not refer to God keeping and preserving His Word, but that it only refers to God keeping and preserving His people.  

POINT 7.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that the many numerous changes, which must be made in the new  versions and revisions in order to obtain a copyright, have had little impact upon the truth and purity of God’s Holy Word.  

POINT 8.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that the copies of the Old Testament Scriptures from which Jesus and the apostles all read and quoted were neither inspired nor perfectly preserved without error.

POINT 9.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that there is no real organized plan or strategy behind the many changes being made to God’s Word.  

POINT 10.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that altering and making numerous changes in the written Word of God does not negatively affect the living Word of God, Jesus Christ.  

POINT 11.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that my bible should have contemporary language that reads like today’s newspaper or a popular modern novel.  

POINT 12.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that bible knowledge and understanding has increased since these new, modern, “easy-reading” versions have proliferated.  

POINT 13.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that the new bible versions are easier to read and understand.  

POINT 14.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that the proliferation of these modern versions over the years has had a positive effect upon our culture, our families, our morals, our marriages, and our churches.  

POINT 15. Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that having over 100 different English bible versions in use today does not cause confusion.  

POINT 16.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that it is important to repeatedly revise, change, and update various English bible versions, and also to publish brand new English bible versions every few years, even though millions of people do not yet have a bible in their own language.  

POINT 17.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that a publisher should limit the free use and easy availability of the Scriptures.  

POINT 18.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that God has given every person the final authority to delete a word, phrase, or verse that they feel should not be included in their bible; or to insert a word, phrase, or verse that they feel should be included in their bible. 

POINT 19.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that a holy, just, and righteous God requires all generations to obey His Word; and a holy, just, and righteous God will also judge all generations according to His Word; but this same holy, just, and righteous God did not perfectly preserve His infallible Word for all generations.  

POINT 20.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that I must know Greek and Hebrew in order to really understand my English version of the bible, or that I must rely upon a Greek and Hebrew scholar/pastor/professor to help me correctly understand my English version of the bible.  

POINT 21.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that using only the King James Version is divisive and causes unnecessary division between Christians.  

POINT 22.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that all bible versions basically say the same thing and are similar to the King James Version with only minor changes in them.  

POINT 23.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that the best method of bible translation is dynamic equivalency — transferring the general thoughts and the general message of the text as surmised by the translators.   

POINT 24.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that the new bible versions and revisions are based upon the oldest and best manuscripts.  

POINT 25.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that the last twelve verses of the gospel of Mark are questionable and shouldn’t really be included in our bibles today.  

POINT 26.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I believe that God is not always faithful.  

POINT 27.  Yes, I should use the new bible versions if I lack the faith to believe that Almighty God was able to keep His promises and preserve His inspired Holy Word without error for all generations. 

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This book is in 3 parts and has approximately 360 pages.