In Biblical translations, the Protestants drove off the road after WWII. Most of them were associated with the Left-wing National Council of Churches, earlier called the Federal Council of Churches. The FCC was so Communist that scandals erupted and they changed their name, ending the scandals.
The NCC sponsored the Revised Standard Version, which was hyped as much as the NIV later, especially since every denomination got behind it, sooner or later. Before the RSV, the KJV reigned supreme. Some Protestant became suspicious when the RSV experts decided the Virgin Birth prophecy in Isaiah 7 only predicted a young woman would bear a child, forgetting the phrase God with us - Emmanuel. Let's face it, the RSV was a Bible from liberals and for liberals, clearly intended the break the grip of the King James.
All modern translations follow the dynamic equivalence nonsense from that heresiarch who put his stamp on all the Biblical societies - Eugene Nida. That theory gave everyone a license to make the Bible text say anything they wanted it to say. The New NIV is an example of delivering exactly what the mainline apostates and Church Growth apostates demand to hear - all are justified in Romans 3:24, even though the all is missing from all Greek texts.
The modernists were already getting three examples of this phrasing wrong, which the KJV has precisely as written in Greek -
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: (not in, but of, see Galatians and Philippians)
Like the Virgin Birth omission, this addition of all has to be a new low in prostituting Biblical translation to the demands of the market place. Another example is Willowcreek only buying Bible that are feminist, which will certainly lead to pan-sexual Bibles. Like Marble Collegiate Church in NYC, the gulf between the founders and the present demons occupying what others labored for - is impossible to describe completely.
|Lizard Hands - Murdoch owned your NIV Bible, |
though I heard he sold it.
Although SP Mark Schroeder inkled that he hated the New NIV, that monstrosity from Lizard Hands has become the official WELS translation. Mequon won that round, which was one more eructation from the unified Church Growth UOJ faculty.
Where Are the Lutheran Groups?
WELS jumped 100% into the New NIV, which is appropriate for Pietists in the last stage of the Great Apostasy.
The Little Sect on the Prairie (ELS) seems to like the New KJV, as do the CLC (sic) and ELDONUTs. However, ELDONA also likes the Calvinist ESV (the RSV edited by a Calvinist), which is also a tendency in the LCMS.
ELDONA does not like the KJV21 or the Third Millennium Bible. One layman donated a number of both. Nobody thanked him or acknowledged the Bibles. He does not even know what happened to them. That suggests that the Right Reverend Bishop James Rodham Heiser pressed the shun button on the entire KJV family - except the Babtist New KJV. Do not search for logic in all this - I am only reporting what I know.
Comparing the KJV21 and Third Millennium
I look at the sacramental passages, which the modernist ones - including the New KJV - fail miserably. It is not only a matter of imposing their anti-sacramental views, which reveal opposition to the efficacy of the Word, the work of the Holy Spirit exclusively through the Word. Their failure to translate properly comes from slapping words into a text that were never there.
I am going to list key passages - KJV, KJV21, and TMB. Forget the New KJV, which I have shown before to be Babtist. The luv of the New KJV among the micro-mini-sects suggests they are Justification-by-Faith starved, just like WELS. If you want to find those blokes getting an education, it is always at a Babtist conference or college, Baylor included.