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No such thing as divine translation

To The Daily: For readers who are comfortable with archaic language, the King James Bible is clear, direct, poetic and easy to memorize.

But there is no such thing as a divinely inspired translation.

The King James Version-only crowd today seeks to exalt a dead British king as a pharaoh, raise his translators to the status of prophets and degrade the Jews.

It provokes Godís wrath to deny he spoke in Hebrew.

The KJV-only people hope you are too intimidated by 17th-century English to read the whole Bible yourself.

They would like to feed you little scraps of it.

They see poor and abused people, even Christian refugees in Darfur, as the enemy.

Jesus said much about almsgiving, but obedience to him interferes with the program of tearing up cotton fields and putting down pavement.

Ryan A. Amptmeyer

Elkmont

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