The View from Here: 400 years after its publication, LDS Church sticks with King James Bible

Published: Friday, March 11 2011 5:30 a.m. MST

“There are a variety of tools that one could use to help understand it,” he said. “You have to do a little more homework, a little more effort with it, but it's not like you're on a raft in the middle of an ocean with no way of figuring out where you are or how to get anywhere. The resources are there; it's just a matter of using them.”

All that said, given that the Bible is composed of records that are, in some cases, at least 3,000 years old, any translation done today could be old tomorrow.

“So aren't we glad we've got what we've got?" Ludlow said.

Ultimately, Ludlow said, readers need to rely on the Holy Ghost.

"I have to trust on the promptings of the Spirit to really understand what it means," he said. "That's probably the better way to learn the real meaning of it anyway.”

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