David Steven (28 Jan 2011)
"Re: Gordon Smiths post Jan. 27th"

To Gordon, exactly right on about other versions omitting massive amounts of God's Word so people don't have the faith they should in the Word. KJV is true to form. How can you have faith for something if you can't find it in your Bible. I know people, good meaning Christians are going to find out more and more about this as we draw nearer to the end of this age.
I go further and suggest that it is deliberate. These versions are new, many within the last 50 years as man has evolved, progressed or whatever you want to call it, in his need to explain things in a way that people can easily understand or in our own words. As if God's Word, which was from the beginning (John 1:1-10) which is intended for us, needed help in reaching us. Like somehow, it's flawed. Perhaps God somehow dropped the ball in not writing it so we could understand. We should search out the things we don't understand for ourselves and let the Holy Spirit reveal what God is saying in the scriptures. (Prov. 25:2 - It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter)
That old serpent, the devil has always tried to take away from God's Word. Remember the Garden of Eden when he asked the woman, "Hath God said" (Gen 3:1) suggesting that she hadn't heard God correctly when she heard him command her not to eat of that tree.
These so called versions are "watered down" imitations of the true Word that God himself said he would preserve (Psalm 12:6,7). I want not to offend any of my Christian brothers and sisters. A lot of good Christians simply don't know or have not been told. I used to read the NIV (for years) until I discovered that it is missing approximately 64,000, that's right, 64,000 words that are in the King James Authorized Version. Yet, the NIV is growing in popularity, ???. Notice how the NIV seems thinner than the KJV, well for good reason. I would not read a book that changed 1 word of God, much less 64K.
Thank you to John for allowing these posts and others,
God bless, brother David