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    Bible Study - Thread: What Bible do you use and why?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
      When I travel, like this weekend, I take my ultra thin KJV. I use to take a big fat study bible but the TSA at the airport always wanted to go through my luggage to get a better look at it.
      The last time I flew they thumbed through my Bible. Not sure what they were looking for.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      The last time I flew they thumbed through my Bible. Not sure what they were looking for.
      I was actually surprised she didn’t flip through it to see if the pages had been hollowed out to hid something in. Being the Bible was the cause for further inspection.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DHoffmann View Post
      I use the KJV because I find more room to interpret small data in the vast space of english evolution opposed to the more modern and more subjected-to-modern-human-error translations.
      I do however find myself reading particular passages on repeat -like Hebrews 6:1-8, that can be completely and dangerously taken out of context on first read.
      I used to be hung up on sticking to the King James solely but I must admit that seemingly against will -language does evolve/change/progress/proceed and that what I am looking at is nothing at all like the Wycliffe bible, and that even so- a bible published within the century would be quite unrecognizable now and.. well... here we are.
      The NIV seems to hold some weight when looking through the glass darkly (so to speak) but with so many modern translations it's very easy to 'cherry pick' when making a point, especially online, and so that I don't get completely 'lost in translation' I usually will juxtapose verses side by side with the KJV just to make sure I'm not exposing myself to any 'wishful thinking' God forbid.
      I use the the NRSV as my regular Bible for reading, because it is used by the church that I attend for its service readings, and it's a relatively good, liberal translation. I use the Authorised Version for study as it works best with Strong's, and it is the most honest translation when it comes to where the translators have added or changed words ... the italics. I avoid the the fundamentalist translations/paraphrases (NIV, NASB, NKJV, etc.) like the plague, because they cater to only one, heretical, doctrinal viewpoint in their biases.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
      When I travel, like this weekend, I take my ultra thin KJV. I use to take a big fat study bible but the TSA at the airport always wanted to go through my luggage to get a better look at it.
      I'm going to have to tell my Muslim friends that trick ... thin copies of the Quran ... because big, thick copies of sacred scriptures raise suspicions of radical fundamentalism.

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      I have a very tiny...about an inch in size...New Testament bible that hangs on my Christmas tree Yes, it's the full new testament. Let me see if I can find a pic here.

      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      Wow that’s cool! Never saw one of those before.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      I have a very tiny...about an inch in size...New Testament bible that hangs on my Christmas tree Yes, it's the full new testament. Let me see if I can find a pic here.

      Me too! lol, except mine has excerpts from both the OT and NT, even tiny pics too... need a magnifying glass to read. I really wanted just an NT, used to have one but I can't find it anywhere it was a tiny pocket bible that was actually readable... so awesome. This ones a keychain but the chain already broke off, you have to baby it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      The last time I flew they thumbed through my Bible. Not sure what they were looking for.
      Maybe they had been arguing over just what happened to King Hezekiah, or some such
      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
      When I travel, like this weekend, I take my ultra thin KJV. I use to take a big fat study bible but the TSA at the airport always wanted to go through my luggage to get a better look at it.
      One time when I was flying I had a really bolshy checkin assistant. I was allowed two 50lb pieces of luggage (this was long enough ago when luggage allowance was standard). She wanted to charge me overweight fees because one bag was about 52lb even though the other was less than 30lb. So I repacked right there in front of her. She seemed surprised when I lifted my study Bible out of the heavier bag and the weight dropped by nearly 5lb as she watched.

      She said she'd never seen a book weigh that much. I just said "that's the word of God, dear" and she shut up. She didn't give me any more grief after that though, which was good
      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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