Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Is the NASB Poisonous?
Originally Posted by AmazedbyGrace
When you called the NASB a perversion - you were referring to the entire book, which includes Jn 3:16.
As stated previously, I use a KJV. Even preferring that bible over others, I would NEVER call another version of God's Word a perversion. That is blasphemy because they all contain the Words of God.
BTW, the current KJV differs in MANY points from the 1611...So which one is perfect? Using your logic, how can YOU know you are using the right one?
There are no doctrinal differences in translation between the NASB and the KJV. They are both able to make one wise unto salvation and gain a better knowledge of the Lord.
Please retract your statement that the NASB is a perversion.
I agree that a person can get the doctrine of Salvation and other basic doctrines from different Bible versions, but if that's all you are interested in you don't need a Bible. A Gospel tract has the doctrine of Salvation, Repentance (I hope), Sanctification, etc. God gave us more than a simple Gospel tract because there are a lot of finer points to the Bible He wants us to understand. Many of them are lost in the Greek manuscripts from which the modern versions are translated, because they were altered by men like Wescott & Hort. How do I know which one is the right one? I use the one which was translated from the manuscript with a clean history of preservation (the Textus Receptus), and trust God that when He promised me in Psalms 12:6-7 that He would preserve His Word forever, He was telling the truth.
Ps 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
I don't have to fill a glass with poison to kill someone, I just have to add one drop to the pure water and it becomes corrupt. This is the Devil's strategy because he knows Christians would smell a glass full of poison, but will be fooled by just a drop.