Oasis: What Bible Translation Do You Read?



The “sister” website of George and Pam Deweys’ Oasis Ministries has a poll about which translation of the Bible do its visitors read (the Deweys were once affiliated with CGI, here is a link to some of the Teachings of the Church of God, International).  Here were the results when I checked:

Which Bible translation do you prefer for general reading?
King James Version  2% 1
Revised Standard Version  7% 4
New International Version  33% 18
New American Standard Bible  9% 5
New American Bible (Roman Catholic)  2% 1
New King James Version  35% 19
The New Living Bible  7% 4
The Living Bible (paraphrase)  0% 0
Amplified Bible  4% 2
Other  0% 0
54 votes total

While I normally quote the NKJV at the cogwriter.com website, I sometimes find the NIV, KJV, and other translations helpful.

Since all translations are done by fallible humans, they all contain errors.  However, even the most flawed versions contain more truth than most non-COG groups have.

Several articles of related interest may include:

The Bible: Fact or Fiction? This is a booklet written by Douglas Winnail that answers if the Bible is just a collection of myths and legends or the inspired word of God.
Read the Bible Christians should read the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading.
What is the Appropriate Form of Biblical Interpretation? Should the Bible be literally understood? What do the writings of the Bible, Origen, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Augustine show?
Bible and Historical Resources on the Internet Electronic bibles, Two Babylons, early Christian literature, photos, and even links to old Herbert W. Armstrong materials. 

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