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  •  My family's held to that for a while. (2+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, Catte Nappe

    Personally, I'm loving the fact that technology makes it so much easier.

    It's not just the KJV-onlys. There were really only three translations properly accepted in the church where I grew up: NASB because of the pew copies, NIV, and KJV. HCSB once it came out, too. Anything else, you'd get weird looks or questions.

    A lot of the concerns some spout about 'gender-inclusive language' not only revolve around a determination to preserve gender inequality in the church but are also issues that looking at multiple translations so that those translation choices pop out as choices fixes. That and teaching kids to read the little footnotes that explain textual variants and translation choices. That's something else that a lot of people in the church don't seem to want to teach kids or new believers how to do.

    And don't get me started about the article I found online in college that said women were untrustworthy preachers because women are more likely to check the Greek text than men because men trust what those Godly translators put down on paper. When checking the original language is decried something is wrong. (Inerrantists say the original texts are inerrant, but heaven forbid you try to look back at what they say through anything but a Strong's Number.)

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