"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so". Acts 17:11

Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."



Matthew 4:4 "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
2 Peter 1:20 "no prophecy of the scripture is of private interpretation."

All Scripture interprets itself:

In the verse right where it is written a word or words must be interpreted according to Biblical usage The words must be in harmony with the verse as well as with all the scriptures relating to the subject Scripture build-up; narrative development: a.In the context b.Used before


Biblical truths we must adhere to as faithful workmen:

Get "to whom" addressed correct - administrations. Difficult verses must be understood in light of the clear verses. Interpretation & application are always with respect to whom it is addressed

Steps to comprehending Biblical Accuracy:

The individual word must be understood Read the Scripture literally wherever possible Where obvious symbolism is used, use the Word of God to interpret the Word of God The words must fit in the verse The verse must fit with the immediate context The words must be understood in light of to whom it is written The immediate context must flow with the remote context The words must be understood in light of "orientalisms", customs and mannerisms. The words must be understood in light of figures of speech.

Reading for Understanding:

Ask yourself, "What is this verse saying?" To better understand what it is saying, ask yourself five other questions.

Understanding the Differences in Bible Versions-Part 1 by Kathy Smith.
Understanding the Differences in Bible Versions-Part 2 by Kathy Smith.
An excellent layman’s resource in understanding the two sources of
English Bible Versions; Textus Receptus and the Critical Greek New Testament


Older Manuscripts - Better?

TNIV Bible

The TNIV Controversy from Salem the Soldier



The TNIV - Today's New International Version
brought to us by the International Bible Society is neither a good translation
nor a good paraphrase. It takes the cultural values of this present society and imposes them into God's Word. Zondervan Publishing should be ashamed in assisting in this per-version of the Holy Scriptures.Below are some links affirming the opposition of Evangelicals to this unacceptable trashing of God's Word

A broad coalition of church and ministry leaders has urged a boycott of the controversial new gender-neutral version of America's best-selling Bible. More than 100 influential pastors, theologians and ministry heads -- from conservative evangelicals to Pentecostals -- have united to sign a statement saying Today's New International Version (TNIV) is not "sufficiently trustworthy to commend to the church." Objecting to the TNIVs replacing masculine references with gender-neutral expressions in places where they maintain that important meaning is lost, they say the new version is unsuitable for use in church preaching and personal study. Signatories include Christian Broadcasting Network founder Pat Robertson, senior Foursquare leader Jack Hayford, former Southern Baptist Convention president Paige Patterson, theologian J. I. Packer, Prison Fellowship founder Charles Colson, Promise Keepers founder Bill McCartney, Focus on the Family president James Dobson, "Prayer of Jabez" author Bruce Wilkinson, and Concerned Women for America president Sandy Rios. (Quotes from Charisma Magazine)


The NIV was not a very good Bible before they issued the TNIV Bible Comparison Page

This is an excellent comparison that needs no further commentary


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