That works in reverse also. You have a problem with KJV because of what?
Ike a really have trouble understanding what you read into what I say. It makes me wonder if you do this with everything you read. I never said I have a problem with the KJV. I value it greatly. In fact in this thread, I have used only two versions of scripture, primarily KJV and ESV. My Bibles of choice are KJV, NASV, and ESV if you want to know. All have their own deficiencies in my opinion, but the most important to me is to be true to the original language.
Because you don't get to select the "translations" you want to use. You don't get to select which explanation sound more feasible. Basically, you don;t get to decide what the truth shall be. What if you used three translations. And on one subject all three were different. What do you use as your determining factor
1) Your opinion of what should be true?
2) Your favorite translation always supersedes the others?
3) Whatever makes life easier?
Answer, I go back to the original language and word studies.
So do you see the problem?
Not with my method, but I do with yours.
When you use more than one translation you adding the human factor in making out what truth is or should be, You add human reasoning to the equation instead of allowing God to speak to you through the word.
Which word? The human factor KJV word? The human factor NASB word? The human factor ESV word? Or the human factor Hebrew/Greek word? Please remember that the Holy Spirit is involved in all of these words.
Let's say 2 of the translations agree while one does not. Do you take the majority rule and say the single translation is wrong?
Nope, I seek God's guidance from the beginning through the Holy Sprirt in me an in others. The Spirit has taught me that men have twisted His word from the beginning. He has taught me to seek His original words first. That has led me to those three primary versions of scriptures. All of which have mistakes in them.
Then He taught me to meditate on the scriptures. Very few do this today.
Then He taught me about the logos. Its a sword that divides. That's what really makes the difference. If a version or a doctrine doesn't stand up to the logos, then I shy away from it. That's pretty much how I decide.
And when you choose one translations view over another, are you not in effect implying that one of them lies?
No, but it does imply error. The logos speaks of error.
And are multiple translation the determining factor in determining truth, or is God? If God be your answer, then you seek truth through prayer not multiple translations of the word. God will show you the truth "if" you seek His counsel, and not the counsel of human reasoning through different translations.
Well here we probably disagree. Every Morman will tell you they know their scripture and prohets are true by prayer. So at some point you have to discuss their scriptures as compared to the logos. I see ever Bible version the same way.
Why don't you start another thread and show how you determine truth using all the translations that you do. And give an examples of how you have done this to determine what you currently believe.
I might in the near future if others are interested.
In my opinion, using multiple translation are man's excuse for not wanting to wait on God's counsel.
In my opinion, using multiple translations is man getting God's counsel. Unless of course you believe those men did not have the Spirit of God living in them just like He does in you. They made some errors. Sure. Have you?
The more you seek God, the more truth you will find.
And your words are in complete agreement with God's word here. So with this we wholeheartedly agree! Praise Him!