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As with other areas of the IFB belief system, this falls along a continuum of beliefs.
On the more liberal side of the continuum, some IFB churches believe that the KJV is the most accurate version of the Bible and should be used by all Christians to avoid heretical views and beliefs.
Personal experience became the fuel that burned the fire within me.
You see, I was taught growing up that the KJV is a translation of the original text and all other translations are just translations of the KJV making them less accurate and reliable. Advertisement: A Brief History of the KJV It’s well known that we only have fragments of the original manuscripts.
All current versions of the Bible are simply English translations of first translations.
I started reading the New International Version (henceforth NIV) and after I got over my initial guilt which was highly unfounded, I actually understood the Bible for the first time in my life.
Things were jumping off the pages at me and I was like a sponge, absorbing all the information I could.I read the NIV from cover to cover and then went on to read a New Living Translation (henceforth NLT).