Why do you use the NIV Bible?


Because it is the Word of God in the language of the people.

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Did you know that on the committee of the NIV there was a lesbian?  Now I read the Bible and know that God condemns such acts as that.  Look at Sodom and Gomorrah He destroyed that city because of the acts of homosexuality.

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I did not know that.  However, I do know that whoever was on the NIV committee, and the KJV committee, were sinners!  Many, and hopefully most were redeemed sinners.  Now, I do not believe that every person on the KJV committee were perfect, nor were all Christians.  God only has sinners to work with, albeit redeemed sinners.

You are so concerned about a "sinner" on the NIV committee, but what about the "author" of Psalms?  David who wrote most of the Psalms was a "Adulterer" and a "Murderer," and both of these sins were committed as a Christian!  Also, Moses who wrote the first five books of the Bible, was also a "murderer" as a Christian!

In addition, in the line of the genealogy of Christ was a "Prostitute" called Rahab, she was the Great-great grandmother of King David! (Matt 1:5). 

Also, the author of the majority of the New Testament was a "former" mass murderer of Christians...the Apostle Paul!

So it does not amaze me that a woman on the NIV committee might have been a sinner...what amazes me is that God uses sinners in His redemption of man and in the revelation of Himself!

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Did you know that the NIV takes the blood out of a lot of Scriptures? Without the blood there would be no remission of sins.

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I quote the NIV here, "....without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness."  [Hebrews 9:22]

Tell me what verses the "blood" has been taken out and then we will look at the original manuscripts and see if the word "blood" was there in the original?  OK?  I see "blood' all through the NIV!

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Did you know the NIV describes Mary the mother of Jesus as a young woman, and not saying that she was a virgin?  If she was not a virgin than Jesus was just a man like you and I.

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Now you confuse me, for my NIV says this:

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" - which means, "God with us."  [Matthew 1:23]

"In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary."  [Luke 1:26-27]

"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"  [Luke 1:34]

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So again I ask you why do you use the NIV?

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Because it is the Word of God, as is the KJV, the NASB, the NAS, the ASV, the NKJV, and many more, even the Living Bible is the Word, albeit a paraphrase.

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Tony Capoccia
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