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  • Eugene Adkins 7:01 am on 2016-06-02 Permalink | Reply
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    Now there’s a book, chapter and verse for ;) :( and :p 

    The Bible’s newest translation is in emojis and emoticons according to this story. In the story you’ll read that, “The authors of the new translation say that about 10 to 15 percent of the translation is in emoticon speak while the remainder is in boring, old alphabet characters.”

    The amazing thing to me is that the goal of the “translation” (which is based on the KJV for obvious copyright purposes) is supposed to be a serious one. It’s supposed to be Scripture for Millennials; the creators also said, “that they created the translation program to draw new readers to the word of God”.

    I don’t know if the app is one that must be paid for…I haven’t checked it out myself, but if you have an Apple device, the app is available in Apple’s App Store so you can check it out if you choose.

    So what do you think? Is this “translation” a good move? Or do you think it’s better left for the digital recycling bin as you LOL at it?

    #bible-reading, #bible-translations, #emojis-and-emoticons, #kjv, #millienials, #question

    • Lean Not Unto My Own Understanding 1:32 pm on 2016-06-04 Permalink | Reply

      My opinion is no, it’s not a good move. The more we get away from the true meaning of the bible, the less others will understand what they are truly missing out on. I pray for our nation to seek out the truth from the living word of God.

    • John T. Polk II 3:48 pm on 2016-06-05 Permalink | Reply

      Eugene, this “emoji” thing is yet another attempt by the Devil to: (1) make the Bible look like cartoons; (2) lose most of the God-inspired wording; (3) appeal to minds already dumbed down by pictures, not words; (4) put somebodies between what God actually said and someone who hungers and thirsts for righteousness! “Translation,” as you know, is as accurate from one language to another as is humanly possible, adding only those words in the new language to complete the sentences as originally given by God! It is a daunting task, to make both the text and the translation as precise as can be. If God had wanted Scripture to be “emoticons,” He could have used hyrogliphics, or other characterizations. Words convey ideas, and sentences lock in the use and definitions of the words. Paul wrote “how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophet” (Ephesians 3:3-5 NKJV). Words speak, “emoticons” don’t! “Preach the word.”

      • Eugene Adkins 3:51 pm on 2016-06-05 Permalink | Reply

        Hard to argue against what you’re saying. I (like the previous commenter said in so many words) think it waters down the word in a way that’s completely unnecessary. Thanks for commenting brother.

  • J. Randal Matheny 8:47 pm on 2011-03-20 Permalink | Reply
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    3 reasons to lay aside the KJV 

    That’s my subject tonight over on my blog, “Time to Ditch the KJV,” and it’s getting quite a few hits. Most posts about Bible versions do above-average in the traffic department. It’s a hot topic.

    This is something of a follow-up to my post here on TFR answering a Nudge, “KJV Blessings.”

  • J. Randal Matheny 4:20 pm on 2011-01-16 Permalink | Reply
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    KJV blessings 

    By way of the King James Version, my grandparents and parents came to Christ. It was using the KJV that my grandmother taught my grandfather to read. He was ever a man of a single book, never managing to read the daily newspaper, but he memorized the KJV New Testament.

    I cut my spiritual teeth on the KJV. From it I memorized scriptures and won a Bible at church. From it I came to know God and enter his kingdom.

    Though I long ago left off using the KJV, its cadences still influence my speech. When I do an English Bible search, its phraseology still bubbles to the surface.

    In 1980, while preaching in Shiloh, Tenn., I gave my childhood KJV Bible to an effort that was sending Bibles to Africa. I hope some faithful African brother is making good use of it, for I have since regretted letting it go. I’m a sentimentalist, and a bit of guilt at hanging on to it, with so many Bibles in my possession, caused me to give it up. That twinge of guilt was a good thing, since I’d probably be carting it around until today if I hadn’t.

    • Mike Riley 4:28 pm on 2011-01-16 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got a KJV study Bible that is 26 years old that I still use in teaching Bible classes and preaching from. Wouldn’t part with it because of the notes and cross-references that I’ve written in it. Many of the pages in it are taped, but it’s still holding together after all these years.

  • Ron Thomas 4:51 am on 2011-01-16 Permalink | Reply
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    many years ago when I flirted with religion but did not actually embrace it, I read the KJV and found it much too difficult to understand. For a while I went in and out of religious interests, in part, because of the KJV. Since it was the Book in the house, it held a special place for me. Finally, a religious hold grabbed me and I made a point to work at understanding it. Though I struggled, I was finally able to “get a handle” on it. From there I went to the ASV (1901), and used it for 16-17 years. What I have come to like about the KJV is its cadence in the old English (I do enjoy having it read by Scourby).

    A blessing for me was the effort I had to put in to understand it. I have carried that effort with me up to this day. This is one of the reasons I enjoy reading from interlinears like I do.

  • Richard Mansel 1:42 pm on 2010-07-19 Permalink | Reply
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    Taking a Needless Stand 

    We have a Baptist church here that has KJV posted boldly on their sign. I would guess that means that they refuse to use any other version. I know many brethren think that using any other version beside the KJV, will doom you to hell. But, I’ve not heard of any of them putting it on their sign!

    • Sandra Moore 2:04 pm on 2010-07-19 Permalink | Reply

      I had a long email Bible discussion with a man from such a church who definitely believed that was the only Bible that was God’s Word. He never told me the name of the church he attended, but considering his abrasive attitude was the same attitude that I encountered when someone from “Bible Believers Baptist Church” came door knocking, I think he must have been from there. They have AV 1611 prominently featured on the sign for their building.

    • Sandra Moore 2:15 pm on 2010-07-19 Permalink | Reply


      You may already know why the “Bible Believers, etc.” believe the AV 1611 version is the only one that can be used, but I didn’t until I just found the article at this link. The way people can come up with justifications for their beliefs is amazing!

    • Weylan Deaver 2:23 pm on 2010-07-19 Permalink | Reply

      Dad debated a Baptist in Chicago a few years ago on the subject of salvation, but the guy’s extremist KJV-Only stance kept cluttering the discussion. In his words, anything that wasn’t the KJV was “toilet water.” Thing is, hard as he tried, he couldn’t get his KJV to teach Baptist doctrine.

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