Is The Bible Just For Christians?

Q. Is the Bible for everyone or just for Christians only, and how can I know what version is true and what one is false? What version do you use for your studies? I’m a born again Christian that believes in everything on your website and I what to know more so I can study and witness by my faith only!

A. Some say the Bible is for everyone, but I’m convinced that only born again Christians can actually comprehend it. In 1 Cor. 2:14 Paul said that the man without the Spirit cannot accept the things that come from the Spirit of God for they are foolishness to him and he can’t understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Just about any legitimate translation is suitable for the average student. Modern translations are easier to read, but some of the easiest to read are actually paraphrases and are not as reliable. Some people like the King James best but you have to put up with a 400 year old version of the English language which can be confusing.

For quoting on the website I use the 1978 version of the NIV, but do my research into the meanings of words with a King James based Hebrew/Greek concordance.

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