All right, this one is for the serious students of the Word. Yesterday, I was reading on Carol’s Bible Thumper soapbox where she was questioning her NIV study notes on references to God.
As I was reading the comments, I came upon this shocker. All Bibles are not created equal. I knew there were some questionable “versions” of the Bible out there. In this post, we mentioned that an MCC pastor is working on a “Bible” patterned after his disgusting cultic sex book. That’s an obvious hands off.
The others I kept a wary eye on. But this shook me somewhat. Here it is. A commenter left a note stating that:
The holder of the Copyright to the New International Version Bible (NIV) also holds the copyright for porn magazine entitled “Hustler”. A Mr. Rupert Murdock, called “Media’s prince of Darkness” by Chicago columnist Mike Royco. Mr. Murdock owns, not only the copyright & exclusive printing rights to the NIV, he also owns the copyright on another corrupt Bible, the Amplified Version. Both are through Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids Michigan, which I might add, he owns as well.”
He left a link containing some eye opening information about why we should keep our hands off anything but The Holy Bible (its original name before different versions began popping up).
Anyway, take a look at this (its fairly long) and give me your opinion on what is said. Pay attention especially to translation comparison and how versions different from the KJV leave our key words, thus changing the meaning of the scripture. Should we only read the KJV? Is the writer just biased?
What do you think about the Amplified Version’s liberal use of the word “fortunate” to define blessed?