[Linux4christians] NIV Bible for Linux (off list topic)
edoc7 at verizon.net
Sat Aug 12 06:56:47 EDT 2006
> Václav Čermák wrote:
> Looks that I've started a hot debate. My opinion in all this is that no
> translation is perfect, even KJV has flaws but it is based on solid
> manuscripts (Textus Receptus)
This is a lone old source, hardly the the only reliable
There are many resources available to translation teams,
some of them were not even available when the KJV was
The Textus Receptus is subject to an equal level of
critique as to its accuracy by scholars. You live
in a glass house when you throw stones at other
You really do not want to stake your entire argument
on the unquestioned accuracy of the Textus Receptus.
> and not on questionable work of Westcott and Hort.
In the *opinion* of *some*.
> I'm not trying to take down a fellow Christian because he
> reads NIV. I'm pointing out that we have actually two Bibles today and
> one is not good and reliable.
We actually have 100's of translations of the Bible,
not two. Pretending that the KJV is only to be compared
to the NIV (and unnamed others) is setting up a straw
man to knock down.
Several of us have listed other excellent translations, many
well beyond question as solid and complete and accurate
translations. Why do you ignore facts?
> I guess its not difficult to find
> comparisons on the web to see what many passages are altered or even
> omited in NIV and other (mainly modern) translations based on
> Westcott-Hort work. If your Bible doesn't fully support salvation by
> grace only then something is seriously wrong there...
> Check this:
It is absurd to pretend that only the KJV supports
salvation by grace, though there are differences as
to what that looks like from Arminius to Calvin and
the more reasoned and more Biblical teaching between
Question: You are aware that King James and the
translators on his team were mere humans and not
demi-gods greater in accuracy than the humans God
chose to actually pen the words of His Bible?
Evangelism for the KJV borders on idolatry of a work
of men. That is forbidden in every translation, even
the weaker ones.
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