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"...The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
I Timothy 3:15
I can understand why liberals, new evangelicals and other unbelievers prefer modern versions, but for the life of me I cannot understand why professing fundamentalists want a Bible with many verses and thousands of words missing.
Furthermore, they all teach some false doctrine (though many loudly proclaim these phony Bibles alter no doctrine). For example, look at John 7:8 in the NASV (the folks at Bob Jones assure us that this represents the best text).
Jesus' brothers were urging Him to go up to the feast. The NASV says,"Go up to the feast yourselves. I do not go up to this feast....." In verse 10, it records that Jesus went up to the feast. If the NASV doesn't make the Son of God to be a liar, language means nothing. It makes Him say He wasn't going when in fact He clearly intended to go all along.
The KJV says, "Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet..." One little three letter word makes all the difference in the world.
Which rendering do you think accords with the truth and the true nature of Jesus Christ? You don't have to know any Greek to understand this! Do you think Jesus could ever lie? The NIV has the word "yet" in the text, but there is a footnote which says "some early mss omit 'yet'."
Yes, and they are the same two manuscripts (not a lot like they would have you believe) from which all modern versions come. There is only one Bible, one pure text and it is in the King James Version.