Grace,If by "The Book" you mean the Bible, please understand
that many of us have read it many times (cover to cover) and still are reading
it.We really don't just read the Book of Mormon (though that is
nice too . . . )
Now if Mormons will just read The Book, maybe we can debunk the junk, keep the
Truth, and join hands.
Northern Lights, There is beauty in the King James Bible that, to me, is lost in
many modern literal translations. True, (D&C 110: 1-16) Elias and
Elijah appear to JS, but in the Bible they are the same person. The KJV
translators attempted to transliterate Elijah to Elias because there isn’t
a Greek character for the English letter J.To avoid confusion, modern
translations: NIV, NJKV, NASB and the Catholic Bible have Elijah instead of
Elias in(Mt 11:14,; Luke 1:17).(D&C 84: 11-13) JS said he saw
Esaias S/B Isaiah. Modern translation have Isaiah instead of Esaias, see
(Romans 9:27,29).Jude 1:6 KJV, And the angels which kept not their
first estate(arche,746=rule).nothing to do with a pre-mortal existence. And
the angels who did not keep their “positions of authority “but
abandoned their proper dwelling…(Jude 1:6 NIV).But you are a
chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, “a people belonging to
God.”.(1Peter 2:9 NIV) see KJV, a peculiar people.
Bravo! A superb family and friends Christmas gift. A documentary that will be
perhaps be life changing and certainly generate more gratitude and thankfulness
for the King James Bible.
donn,I don't know where you found that version of the 8th
Article of Faith. Yours does not match the Wentworth Letter, History of the
Church, or any other source that I'm aware of???As the 8th
Article of Faith states, the Church believes that the Bible is the Word of God
and believes that there have been some mistranslations or changes since it was
originally compiled. That doesn't mean that the LDS Church doesn't
trust the Bible. Many faithful LDS today trust the Bible as well as love the
Bible. There is beauty in the King James Bible that, to me, is lost in many
modern literal translations. I'm grateful to those who labored on the King
James version so many centuries ago. I truly appreciate the BYU production on
the history of the KJV as well.
Luke 2: 7-147 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped
him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room
for them in the inn.........Ending with..... 14 Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.__________There's a poetry to the familiar words we hear recited every Christmas.
Which translation is the most correct is a separate issue. Today's
knowledge of the ancient languages is beyond what it was for the scholars of
Tudor England. But there's an ethereal beauty to the prose of the King
James language that gives that volume a magisterial place we still revere and
treasure. Nothing can take that away.
The King James Version Debate is the first book-length refutation of the view
that the KJV is superior to contemporary translations written for both pastors
and laypeople.(D.A. Carson)Textual criticism (or lower criticism) is a
branch of literary criticism that is concerned with the identification and
removal of transcription errors in the texts of manuscripts. RE:
Twin LightsI also love all of the bible but I am not looking to excise any parts
of it.But apparently we agree that the bible is only correct as far as it
has been translated correctly. No,The original articles of faith. #8 We
believe in the Word of God recorded in the Bible; we also believe the Word of
God recorded in the Book of Mormon, and in all other good books.
I'm not going to comment on which version of the Bible is the best.They all have strengths and weaknesses.But I will comment on the
TV show that this news article is about."Fires of Faith" is
a very Well Done documentary!!Thank You, BYU-tv, for creating this
series of programs.
The NIV Bible has been criticized for having too heavy Protestant theology
influence on the translation. Unfortunately, no Catholic scholars were involved
which makes the NIV less than an inclusive interdenominational effort.Of the many fine modern translations, I prefer the Revised English Bible which
was the collaborative work of both Catholic scholars from the UK and Ireland as
well as diverse Protestant scholars in an effort to avoid sectarian bias.
Sharrona,I also love all of the bible but I am not looking to excise
any parts of it.But apparently we agree that the bible is only
correct as far as it has been translated correctly.
@KellyWSmith, The Bible is a great book and I love ALL of it, not just a few
pages or verses. True, Did JS copy the poor KJV translation and the
manuscripts added later or did Jesus(A.D 34) teach the Nephites an abstract
prayer?LDS scholar William Hamblin. The evil one [ho poneros]. (John
17:15). This phrase is often understood by modern Christians as a prayer for
protection from evil in an Abstract sense. But in its first century context, (ho
poneros) meant the Evil One=Satan.In 3 Nephi 13:12,
(Jesus)“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
evil”(abstract). In Mt 6:13 NIV, The correct translation is “
deliver us from the evil one”(Satan). Also verse 13,the doxology in Nephi
is not found in earlier and better manuscripts of the Matthew 6:13..
I really look forward to seeing this video and am grateful to BYU for putting it
together. The Bible is a great book and the world needs to read it and take it
seriously. Reading about its coming forth should give us great cause for its
importance and for how it can benefit our lives and bring us closer to God. And
if the world will read it AND the Book of Mormon together, they will get a
powerful and more accurate understanding of who and what God is and how He can
benefit them and help them in these troubled times. Thank you again
for bringing this information to light. Very few have done the work in such a
fashion and very few have seemed to even care, even some of those who profess
belief in its teachings. This will be a great resource for all religions and I
hope they will watch it. The Bible is a great book and I love ALL of it, not
just a few pages or verses.