A Christian’s life is a series of battles. Sometimes you win, other times you lose and sometimes a draw. We wage a battle not physically but spiritually, not against flesh and blood but against unseen things (Ephesians 6:12). Whether it be the war within ourselves or the battle to make our own choices, the word of God is clear how we are going to defend our selves. He equipped us completely like a soldier or a warrior going to battle (Ephesians 6:13-17).
It is easy to get confuse when it comes to different bible versions. We have the King James, New International, New American Standard Bible, etc. So which one? I started out on New International Version , then to King James Version when I attended a Baptist church. There was a time where I became a King James Version only guy. “The other versions are just corrupted”, so I said to myself. That’s why sometimes you hear the saying, “King James cult”. I am not hear to demean other versions. Rather to show you which sword you should pick since the word of God is our sword (Ephesians 6:17).
Currently I am using the New Living Translation. Again, I am not here to sell and promote a specific version. Ever since I used this version, everything is more clear to me. The fruit I am producing is abounding. This blog and it’s words are one of its fruits. If you’re a Christian, the day you got save doesn’t end there. You are to bear fruits (Matthew 13:23).
1. Don’t pick a version in which they’re missing verses.
2. Be aware of missing words and has been switch to a different verse.
3. Choose something that you are comfortable and understandable.
4. Makes you grow and closer to God. If not, then find something else.
5. Research all the time and always compare to other versions when there is something you don’t understand. I still keep my NASB, KJV and NKJV for comparison.
The enemy is out there looking for every way to corrupt God’s word. So sharpen your swords and treat it like your spouse, the way a rifle is to a Marine, you’re life depends on it. Now, I don’t know how you treat your spouse (kidding.)
What kind of sword do you have and why?