Which Bible Version?
One of the first questions Christians new to the faith usually ask is which Bible version should I use or which Bible version is the best? We believe there is only one answer to that question, and it isn’t to use whatever version you feel comfortable with, since the different versions are not all equal. In fact, many of them are horrible or corrupted translations.
Our recommendation is always to use the King James Version (KJV) as your primary Bible and to use the other versions as a reference.
This might be tough for some to accept, especially if you are ‘loyal’ to the New King James Version (NKJV) or some other version of the Bible. But there are significant changes and alterations in the other versions/translations that are not accurate. In fact, many of the other versions have many verses missing and even entire chapters deleted!
We believe it’s ok to use the other versions as a reference, especially when you’re studying certain verses that are hard to understand. Sometimes it helps to see how the other versions translated that same verse to get a different perspective.
Here are two videos that will clear things up for you.
The first video is by Pastor (Dr.) Walter Veith and he explains in detail how the two basic lines of Bibles came about and how corrupted one line is compared to the other. It’s a long video and part of a longer series, but it is very worth it to watch the entire presentation.
The second video is the first in a short series of videos that plainly explains the difference between the KJV and all other versions and how they came about. These videos made it simple to understand the differences.