[Linux4christians] NIV Bible for Linux (off list topic)
edoc7 at verizon.net
Sat Aug 12 20:00:01 EDT 2006
> Václav Čermák wrote:
> However, I don't think its bad to read modern translations (I'm not KVJ
> only warrior) but its good to read both so one can have more complete
> information. Plus I'd be really sorry if this discussion will cause any
> parting between brothers here who cooperate on the Linux distro. My hope
> is that this discussion is educational and not a crusade. GBY!
Thank you for this post, we have reached a reasonable middle
There are many, mostly small, churches here in FL who do
harm to the fellowship of believers based on their KJV-only
obsession. It is very sad. This is why several of us here
have taken such a strong position to press for a more reasoned
The same harm is done by zealots for Arminian and Calvinist
philosophies about the Word of God. They too are post-Biblical
products of mere humans.
I own and use copies of most of the common Bible translations:
KJV, NKJV, NASB, NRSV, NET, NIV, Message, Amplified, and others.
I worked my way through seminary using a computer program that
contained many translations.
I believe that we best get out of the Holy Spirit's way as
He tries to deliver the intended message of God when we consider
multiple phraseologies and allow Him to lead us to the one that
our experiences, knowledge, and linguistic biases equip us to
The more important key is that the choices of a given translation
team be consistent with the rest of the Word of God and that
there are no meaningful differences across translations.
Well, off to worship this Lord's Day!
More information about the Linux4christians