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     Back in March of 1997 when World magazine exposed that the “popular New International Version is quietly going ‘gender neutral’ the International Bible Society (IBS) did admit that was their view of the future of the NIV.  Said Larry Walker, a member of the IBS Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) “Way back yonder when it first came up, no one was for unisex language. Now at the present time, almost everyone is for it.”  But what of the underlying Greek and Hebrew texts, even those with constitute the Critical Text?  That was a question no one at the IBS or on the CBT was willing to address.

       When James Dobson (Focus on the Family) and Zondervan Publishing (sole licensee for the NIV) got wind of what World magazine had made widely known, watching those people run for cover was a sight to behold.  In the May 1997 issue of World magazine that same CBT for the IBS stated that “In the US and Canada, however, neither Zondervan nor the IBS has made a final decision.”  That was an outright lie.  Jonathan Peterson, Zondervan’s director of Corporate Affairs said in May of 1997 that no decision had been made, however World found a letter dated January 1997 that said “Zondervan and IBS will publish and inclusive language NIV for North America.”  Now ain’t that a hoot?

        World magazine took a lot of heat over what they had published.  Accused of making up quotes and fabricating evidence, they stood their ground and in June of 1997 the “From the Publisher” page stated that “…the IBS and Zondervan Publishing House had made a hard and perhaps costly decision to abandon plans to develop what they called a ‘gender-accurate’ version of the NIV.” James Dobson and a half dozen lesser lights of Evangelical Christianity had their picture on age 13, claiming victory.  On the very next page “Abandoned all Plans” presented the CBT and the IBS mea culpa.  But it was another lie.

         In my most remarkable Bible collection you will find a First Edition review copy of Today’s New International Version and here is their quote: “The newest member in our family of trusted Bible translation… the classic translation in today’s language.  And it is published by Zondervan and sold in these here United States.  Now, aint that another hoot?  But there’s more…Check back tomorrow



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Dear Mr. McLean,

     I want first of all to thank you for the materials I have purchased from you. They have been a real blessing to me. Though I’m older in age, I’m somewhat younger in MAD. I’m trying to do my best with getting a hold of its truths so I can teach my church.  Thank you for your faithfulness in the MAD position. I hope I can get grounded as well. Your Friend in Christ, Pastor Xxx Xxxxxx

      Thank you, Sir. While I am very pleased to have been of some small help to you, I see from your church’s web site that you are not King James Bible-believers, and so you will have to throw me to the curb at some point or lose your position there in Greenwood Indiana.


  A New Unit of Study begins      11/05/17



  One last “Know Ye Not?”          10/29/17


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1 Timothy 3:16  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Ephesians 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery

Today's McNuggett: There is a process by which right doctrine is distilled: it percolates through the body of Christ, the pillar and ground of truth, filtering out the impurities.

  It shall greatly help ye to understand the Scriptures if thou mark not only what is written, but of whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, co17nsidering what goeth before and what followeth after.   Miles Coverdale

  Don’t wait for what could happen,
 but chose to do what  should happen   10/22/17


 Zechariah 14:16 The feast of Tabernacles
 and the Lord’s two Advents             10/22/17



  Finally some good news for some as
  we move on to Zechariah 14:11-14     10/18/17

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