We agree Bobby. I have my preferences about translations. I prefer the New King James, but I preach out of the KJV because most are familiar. The New American Standard is ok, and the NIV is trash, but this is just an opinion.<quoted text>
I am troubled by those who say we should believe in the inerrantcy of the scripture and then can't agree on what is true scripture. Barnsweb uses Jewish sources, others use king James only-you get the idea. How do we know which writings to trust? Frankly I will continue to trust the 66 books in the bible, knowing that some translations are better than others.
I believe wholeheartedly and without a doubt that the 66 books in most of our translations are what God intended for us to have. Thats why I reference the lampstand in the tabernacle so much. One solid piece of gold, with 66 different ornaments on it. The lamp represents the word of God. 66 different books, but one complete unit. I don't believe this is an accident. And, it removes the mystery of what is scripture and what isn't.