I have been away for a while and I am trying to catch up....This just happened to be what caught my eye.
I am sorry but I have this discussion with some friends of mine who read the NIV or other "simple" versions. They say it is confusing with all the "shalls" and "thous".
I find it truly disturbing that in the 21st century we as grown up, English speaking people have a hard time with shall and thou. Seriously, if the fact that the KJV is confusing pick up a concordance.
The Bible isn't a book that is meant to be read through like a romance novel. It is the Word of God and is meant to be studied. That means if there is something you don't understand.....figure it out. Research is wonderful. Ask a friend or pastor. There are many avenues to take when you would like to know something.
(Im not gonna throw a fit if they do that but even though the "average person" may not understand the bible as it is I dont think it should be changed from the original. Im just nervous that this is a way for someone to get in there and change something they shouldn't. I know God said that He wouldn't let that happen (Revelation 22:18-19).
I dunno... It was written a certain way and I think God wanted it to stay the way it is. I could be wrong lol )
You are not wrong at all. Plain and simple...I don't care what anyone says. Let the people who change these things deal with the consequences later.
I am sorry but if the verse..." No man comes to the Father but by me".......if that is not plain enough then I don't know what is. MANKIND.....thats what it means....So are we to start saying "peoplekind" so noone gets bothered by it or confused???
These are just my personal opinions but I have a real problem with anyone wanting to change the Bible just to suit "modern english". There is not ONE word in the Bible that I cannot read or find the meaning to with a little effort. People are just lazy and want an easy salvation.
I guarantee this....
Jesus didn't take the "easy" way out for US when He could have...why should we take the easy way out for Him?
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a safe New Year to all. Thankfully the reason I have been out of touch is work!!!