Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Evening Service

Bible Versions 11

Translating and Translations

Before we begin, let’s go back and look at what we’re talking about when we talk about “the Bible,” “the words of God,” and “Scripture.”

“Good enough” isn’t good enough. You either have every word of God or you don’t. God either preserved His words like He promised or He didn’t.

This gets interesting when we start talking about translations and translating.

As we’ve covered before, there is no manuscript and no Greek text that anyone can put into your hand that they would claim is the perfect words of God. Even when someone says they believe the Textus Receptus, which one? There are multiple, and no one puts one up and says, “This is it, anything that is different from this is wrong.”

What we do is follow where God has moved. “By their fruits ye shall know them.” - Mat 7:16,20. It does not take much to see God’s hand moving and using the KJV as soon as it shows up. It does not take much to see the apostasy that begins and continues with the new versions.

So now we have some people bringing up something they see as an issue: have you ever heard the phrase “lost in translation?”

The problems with saying translation can not be inspired: