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It is vitally important, that every Christian believes that the Bible that they hold in their hands is PERFECT.  But this is something that Satan just will not sit still for.

Therefore, lets establish what makes a Bible IMPERFECT!

I will start,
First of all, “typos don’t count”!  Half of the KJBs I own, have typos, but they are still perfect, because they don’t stop me searching “that which is Spiritual”(1 Cor. 2:13), and finding the truth.

What does count, in making a Bible imperfect, are those Bibles that have had verses or passages changed or removed, by some scholar: Who feels he has the authority to correct God’s Word.

I am open, for more suggestions.

 

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So when you say it’s vitally for every Christian. Do you mean English speakers? What about the foreign language speakers who’s only bibles are missing verses like 1 John 5:7?

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Hello Jordan Kurecki

You asked.....
So when you say it’s vitally for every Christian. Do you mean English speakers? What about the foreign language speakers who’s only bibles are missing verses like 1 John 5:7?

This is a good question, (Or set of questions).

First of all, I don’t believe in “double inspiration”, therefore the KJB, is a perfect Bible for English speaking people.

But what I am talking about is “what people believe” about their Bibles(of any language).  It is not a perfect world, so we can’t eliminate all those NIV’s etc. that are out there.  But any BELIEVER, who uses even one of these Bibles, is much better off if they BELIEVE their Bible to be perfect.

The problem is, all of us are being taught, that “no Bible is perfect”!  Even though some Bibles are “less perfect” than others, a Christian is harmed, by being told that they can’t trust God’s Word.

Have a good night.

 

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A different SPELLING of the same word does NOT change the perfect trustworthiness of a Biblical translation.

Whether we spell the word "saviour" or the word "savior" (with the "u" or without it), it is still the SAME word.  And various examples could be provided in addition to this one.

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On 10/8/2018 at 7:04 AM, Pastor Scott Markle said:

A different SPELLING of the same word does NOT change the perfect trustworthiness of a Biblical translation.

Whether we spell the word "saviour" or the word "savior" (with the "u" or without it), it is still the SAME word.  And various examples could be provided in addition to this one.

Ironically I was just moments ago thinking about a King James Bible I have that changes the spelling of the names of the OT prophets to the regular equivilent Esaias to Isaiah, Jeremias to Jeremiah, etc. 

On 10/7/2018 at 10:46 PM, Donald said:

Hello Jordan Kurecki

You asked.....
So when you say it’s vitally for every Christian. Do you mean English speakers? What about the foreign language speakers who’s only bibles are missing verses like 1 John 5:7?

This is a good question, (Or set of questions).

First of all, I don’t believe in “double inspiration”, therefore the KJB, is a perfect Bible for English speaking people.

But what I am talking about is “what people believe” about their Bibles(of any language).  It is not a perfect world, so we can’t eliminate all those NIV’s etc. that are out there.  But any BELIEVER, who uses even one of these Bibles, is much better off if they BELIEVE their Bible to be perfect.

The problem is, all of us are being taught, that “no Bible is perfect”!  Even though some Bibles are “less perfect” than others, a Christian is harmed, by being told that they can’t trust God’s Word.

Have a good night.

 

So you are saying that if a Christian has a translation that has mistranslations, is missing verses, etc that it's good that they believe that it is perfect and without any error? 

So are you saying it's good for someone to believe something even if it isn't true? How is that good?

And what do you mean "less perfect" that's two adjectives that contradict each other, an oxymoron if you would. 

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Hello again Jordan Kurecki

You asked.....
 So you are saying that if a Christian has a translation that has mistranslations, is missing verses, etc that it's good that they believe that it is perfect and without any error?
So are you saying it's good for someone to believe something even if it isn't true? How is that good?
And what do you mean "less perfect" that's two adjectives that contradict each other, an oxymoron if you would.
 
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You will notice, that I prefaced this with an acknowledgment that “this is not a perfect world”, so things won’t always be the way we want them to be.

For instance, there are lots of languages that have no Bible at all and many other languages that may only have the book of John or Romans translated.  Therefore one of the things that I am saying, is that these people are better off having a single book, rather than no Bible at all.  

As for those that may be reading a bad translation, like the NIV, etc
The circumstance by which these Bibles are “good” for these people, is when these individuals, BELIEVE God’s Word to be PERFECT!  Believing that God preserved His Word, is GOOD.

The rest of the story(with these people), is the “doctrine of light”: The Doctrine taught all over the Bible, that “if a person uses the light God gives them, than He will give them more light”!  I trust, that our Sovereign creator, is able to correct any wrong conclusions that these bad translations, may give a believer: If that believer is truly searching for the understanding.
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Also you asked...
“what do you mean less perfect"

It’s kind of like the “mustered seed”: If a person has a Bible that is 75% accurate(like the NIV), than God can use the few verses that are correct in that version, to minister to that believer. Bringing them to the understanding, that the Bible is a Supernatural book, that no man is qualified to correct or update. Until they come to this understanding, they may continue to worship at their Pentecostal or their Methodist Church.

See you later

 

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I believe in the Biblical definition of Preservation. God has preserved his word from generation to generation. Currently, the KJV is the only translation that follows the doctrine of preservation and therefore is the best translation for English Speaking individuals. When I hold my KJV, I can clearly say that I am holding the Preserved Word of God.

Now with that said, I believe that one day we may see a modern translation that follows the same process that the translators in 1611 did and we could hold that up and also say it is the Preserved Word of God. I reject the modern translation because they do not follow the doctrine of preservation and therefore have many errors.

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But..... my hopes for a new English translation(that I can trust as much as I do the KJB), are dampened, when I am reminded of 2 Timothy 3:13
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."

It would be nice, if I could see a hopeful future for my grandchildren in this world; But unless I am misinterpreting, this and other passages of Scripture, the Earthly future of the Church, does not look bright!

Note: If anyone can correct this view, PLEASE do so.

 

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A perfect Bible is a Bible that keeps all the doctrines of the faith secure and complete. There is really only one Bible that I know of that does that for the English-speaking people. The Authorized 1611 King James Bible.

I can pick that Bible up and know that I am going to see the absolute virgin born Son of God,  and I can see the doctrine of salvation presented by grace without works to a lost and dying world, I can know when I read about the future I will see a premillennial, dispensational scenario where Israel is still Israel and the church is still the church. When I pick up my KJB I will see that sin is an abomination against God, and not merely a mistake. With this Bible I have absolute assurance that it is my final authority, and I do not need to worry that scribal mistakes somehow crept in. My King James Bible is a product of faithful men that carefully protected their copies of the Word from the day that they were written until the day that they were gathered together in one Book. I can also be assured that my Bible did not come out of some trash pile sitting in St. Catherine's Monastery where Tischendorf made off with them.

I'd say that fits the description of perfect for me.

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