I don't know if anyone has asked this question before but I didn't see anything on the subject. I have a NKJV Bible from my youth and after I found out it was not an accurate Bible I got a KJV Bible and have not used anything since. My question is what do you do with a Bible that isn't accurate. I don't feel right passing it along to someone and I don't know if throwing it out is wrong either. Thank you for any answers you have to offer. Tracy
Post by Brother Randy on May 27, 2017 8:00:00 GMT -5
Tracy, This is my personal opinion for what it is worth. I have used nothing but the KJV all my Christian life,50 yrs. I have keep pretty much keep every one of my old Bibles,always felt wrong about throwing them out. That said when you really look at a lot of the newer tranlations and how they where translated put things in a different light. One old manuscript was found in a garbage can, why because I feel it was full of errors and got dicarded . Just because something is old does not make it reliable. The KJV Agrees with the vast majority of manuscripts. And while I am not a KJV only, until a newer translation comes along that used the same manuscripts as the KJV it is all I will use. I don't feel it is wrong to keep like the NKJV to compare with or maybe get a little better understanding of a verse. But again it should be done with caution.
So my advice would be to pray about it and go with how you feel the Lord is leading. People are always saying that the KJV is so hard to understand, and while I agree some words or thoughts can be , I do believe the Lord can give us understanding of it .
The Bible is our instruction manual on how we should live, why would one keep or use something that can lead us in the wrong direction.