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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

which one do you read?

what is your religion?

 

post #2 of 25

Complete Jewish Bible

Believer in Jesus

post #3 of 25

As in which version? For general reading purposes, I use the ESV - the Study Bible if I can find it. For study/debate/nitpicky purposes, I go to BibleGateway and compare translations, and Google the Greek or Hebrew words if necessary.

 

I'm a Reformed Baptist Christian.

post #4 of 25

I read NLT.  I'm a Christian, no denomination.

post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 

Thank you.

I'm trying to find my spiritual path/way. I was brought up in a very hypocritical Baptist home my family mom and extended family and church they attend are very racists (against whites marrying other racists,against Religions mixing(I know it's in the bible some what),all Muslims are terrorists,I'm going to Hellosoup for having a tattoo and any piercing other than ears are wrong. the only real bible is the KJV and anything else is false and should be burned.

This is why I have such a hard time with religion, how can you be a Christian and be that kind of person? I know not all Christians are like my family though, I know there are good ones out there, but when you grow up around the bad ones it is hard to see the good in people.
I can't fathom that if there is a God out there he is an unloving God,a God like the one my family worships,I can't believe that if Heaven exist it's the kind of Heaven people like my family will be at,I don't want to spend eternity in a place like that.

I feel so conflicted my heart just hurts so bad.

 

post #6 of 25

I mostly utilize my Catholic Study Bible (2nd Edition, NAB).

 

OP - If you are confused and hurting, please check out the TouchPoint Quick Reference Bible (NLT).  It helped me through a very dark and confusing time in my own life/spiritual journey.

post #7 of 25

Depends on what i am doing.  

 

I use my Orthodox Study Bible because it has good notes.  I get daily Bible readings delivered to my in box but am not sure what translation it is.  I use NIV because it is what I grew up with and it is easy to find what i am looking for, especially if I am working from memory.  Usually though I go to www.biblegateway.com and compare different translations.

 

I am an Orthodox Christian.

post #8 of 25

KJV-only Baptists? That's weird.

 

I'm sorry your family was like that. I don't imagine it's a Bible translation issue, though - I mean, no version of the Bible says "piercings other than earrings are evil" or "thou shalt not marry non-whites". So if you like the KJV, keep using it (although I do think there are far better translations).

post #9 of 25
I read the JPS Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures). I'm Jewish.
post #10 of 25

NAB, 2nd edition  Roman Catholic

post #11 of 25

If you want to find a bible that you like go to a book store and look at them. I always look at my favorite verse or look at a verse that you know....like PS 23. Then compare and see what you like. MOST IMPORANT is to read for yourself.

post #12 of 25
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KJV-only Baptists? That's weird.

 

I'm sorry your family was like that. I don't imagine it's a Bible translation issue, though - I mean, no version of the Bible says "piercings other than earrings are evil" or "thou shalt not marry non-whites". So if you like the KJV, keep using it (although I do think there are far better translations).


I agree and I've told my mother this she refuses to believe me ,but will not pick a bible up and read it herself she only goes by what her pastor of 20yrs says or my step father the church choir leader says tells her.
post #13 of 25

 

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If you want to find a bible that you like go to a book store and look at them. I always look at my favorite verse or look at a verse that you know....like PS 23. Then compare and see what you like. MOST IMPORANT is to read for yourself.

Or BibleGateway, to save time. You can look at a verse in about 18 different translations at once; very handy. I really like that site.

post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
I had a friend loan me her NIV study bible.orngbiggrin.gif
post #15 of 25

NWT.

I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

post #16 of 25

I was raised Catholic but I'm not religous at all now. However, I am very sure of my spirituality. I love the quote in Trigger's signature:

 

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 

Jesus certainly had it right, and although I was very anti-Bible for a long time, I have recently found out that there are "red letter Bibles" that put Jesus's words in red; the New International Version (NIV) Red-Letter Edition was recommended to me. If you are having a hard time, you might want to try reading only Jesus's words to start. He will guide you to the truth. Then move on to the full gospels if you like. Here is a quote from Roberta Grimes, the author who inspired me to pick up the Bible again, regarding Jesus's words: "Read what he says about loving and forgiving and how we should be living our lives a couple of times a week, until you start to know his words by heart. Then live by them. You have nothing to lose, and a happier life to gain both now and forevermore."


Edited by JElaineB - 10/7/11 at 5:01pm
post #17 of 25

double post

 

post #18 of 25

I realy NIV but I like ESV as well.

 

 

I'm sorry about your experience :( I confess I've had times in my life where I was much more judgemental, but God is working on my heart.

post #19 of 25

I was only reading KJV but switched to ESV, much easier to read and translation is more correct then most bibles. NSAB is also a good one.

I'm a newly Reformed Baptist Christian.

 

I was raised Apostolic Lutheran and my dad is like that: KJV-onlyist, racist, no jewelry except wedding ring and watch.

 

 

post #20 of 25

I am a Christian. I was raised in a Bible teaching Church. That is what we (my family - hubby and kids) go to know also. It is a nondemoninational church.

 

I have many versions. I read different ones at different times. I also like biblegateway. I have NIV, Good News (from when I was a kid), King James (was my great grandma's - she wrote in it - love that), The Message and just bought a ESV the other day.  DH has a NIV and NLT. He is a newer Christian (10y), and was having a hard time understanding some of what he was reading. Our pastor suggested he try different versions. I got on-line, picked a few verses and printed the same verse in many versions. He read through them and liked the NLT best.

 

I am currently reading through the Bible and using The Message for something different. When reading in Psalms I also read in NIV.

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