Discussion in 'Questions about Anglicanism' started by coton boy, Aug 11, 2015.
Absolutely! His observation is indicative of textual criticism.
Jay, I have often wondered the same thing as you have about the texts used for the KJV, in the wake of the dead sea scrolls being discovered, etc., but it depends whether you think there are certain matters of the bible that are being revealed as time goes on which are unrelated to the essential points of salvation. We can have changing views of old/young earth creation, the bible and medicine, and other things as details emerge, because they are non-essentials that only become clearer as time goes on but were unnecessary for salvation. They only strengthen our appreciation for the scriptures and our faith in the age of information and science but were never essential to becoming saved.
My nephew is now starting to prefer the Douay Rheims and the King James, because he likes the fancy language. He asked me to read to him from "Cammy's special bible," meaning my leather one. He likes the thee and thou's because "it sounds like fancy language that no one else talks like."
I thought that was adorable.