The Accuracy of the NIV

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Baker Books, 1996 - Bibles - 126 pages
The NIV has been condemned for the translation committee's "dynamic equivalent" modern language usage. Using a representative sampling, Barker defends the committe's reasons for the word choice used. This book includes brief explanations of 150 passages, 50 in the Old Testament and 100 in the New Testament, in order to answer critics of the New International Version.

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Kenneth L. Barker Author of The accuracy of the NIV gives sad at best reasons for distorting the word of God.
Hosea 11:12
(KJV) ...Judah yet ruleth with God.
(NIV) ...Judah is unruly against God.
These verses are very different.
G.A. Riplinger has B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees and has done additional postgraduate study at Harvard and Cornell Universities. As a university professor, the author taught seventeen different courses, authored six college textbooks and was selected for the Honor Society's teaching award and membership in a national Education Honorary. The seventh textbook, New Age Bible Versions, is an international best seller and for it the author was honored with a Doctorate from the College of the nation's largest church. The author is in several editions of Who's Who, and was invited to be a member of President's Reagan's Citizen Ambassador Program as a representative to Russia. (Ps. 62:9, Luke 16:15, 1 Cor. 2:5)
Following an exhaustive six-year, word-for-word collation (comparison) of the Holy Bible (King James Version of A.D. 1611) with the NIV and NASB, together with review of other modern versions, and extensive research into the original languages, Dr. Riplinger published one of the most extensively documented and illuminating works ever brought forth in the 20th Century, entitled "New Age Bible Versions."
This bestseller (New Age Bible Versions), with over 140,000 copies worldwide, continues to send a chilling "wake-up call" to Christians everywhere. It helps to underscore the need for Christians to personally research the facts for themselves (Acts 17:11), to avoid deception, to strengthen their personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and to become immersed in the scriptures.


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