Two reasons why I don’t use KJV or the Catholic Bible

Posted: November 25, 2014 in thought to ponder, TLCC

One of the questions I encountered this week is this…

WHY DON’T WE USE KJV OR THE CATHOLIC BIBLE IN OUR CHURCH?


#1 Words change meaning over time.

If I use KJV today, I would have a hard time understanding the choice of words. example: gay – gay back then meant happy. today, gay meant homosexual. prevent – prevent today meant stop you from whatever you are doing. KJV prevent meant “to go before” for more examples, read: http://www.gotquestions.org/KJV-words.html

#2 Catholic Bible…

2.1 Jesus did not quote anything from the Apocrypha

2.2 Jews recognized the Old Testament but not the Apocrypha

2.3 Jerome (the translator of Hebrew OT to Greek, which the RC deemed highly) rejected the Apocrypha even if he was the one who translated it

2.4 Josephus, the Jewish Historian, never mentioned the Apocrypha as part of the Old Testament

for more information, read: http://carm.org/apocrypha-it-scripture

so here’s my question…Do I encourage people to read the added books? I would for literary purposes but not as part of Old Testament canon. Treat it like you read shakespeare or how you read a novel.

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