Which Bible do I use?

Before I tell you which Bible that I do use, let me tell you which “Bible” not to use – Eugene Peterson’s The Message Bible. Like the new believers in Acts 19:19, if you have The Message Bible, which isn’t a Bible, but a New Age lie from the mouth of Satan, BURN THAT “BIBLE.”

“And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver.” – Acts 19:19 ESV

Because the Bible wasn’t originally written in English, I teach from Strong’s Concordance from the original Hebrew and Koine Greek, rather than “KJV only.” I utilize ESV, ISV, KJV, NKJV and NIV Bible translations when teaching.

If you’re a KJV only person, please note that NathanH83 has a great video about using the Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls to confirm what the Bible says, whereas the KJV gets it wrong. I’ve seen all sorts of wacky ideas about the KJV, such as it was translated from a single text (it wasn’t) and I’d invite you to actually look at some unbiased Christian sources before you continue damning all other people to Hell.

I’d also love for you to check out this Christian documentary about Christian textual criticism. You can purchase the documentary here: https://faithlife.com/fragments-of-truth

 


LEGAL

Because I use multiple translations, including the KJV:

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.”

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version®. Copyright © 1996-forever by The ISV Foundation. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY. Used by permission.

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