- Nov 8, 2017
I grew up with the KJV, and when I got old enough I started paying attention to it, I totally refused it because it seemed too archaic. I began to go to a different church, and they used the NASB and ESV. Eventually I collected NIV, NLT, The Message and the NKJV also. I've had a lot of trouble getting over a certain mental block. Something didn't make sense about the gospel of Christ. Maybe nobody else has gone through this, but I had an ahah moment recently. And it has to do with correctly translating "faith of Christ" from the KJV (because not all versions translate it right, they say "faith in Christ"). It's a total eye opener for me. Not for the fact that only the KJV translates it this way.. because I don't mind other translations in general.. but because I realize now that Jesus had faith in God that each one of us could be saved. This faith he had is so important and precious to me. I hadn't thought of it that way before, for so many years. I was trying to have faith in Christ, without realizing his faith. Pretty soon I got discouraged because Jesus seemed to be doing the Father's will, against his own desires. At least that's how it seemed to me. Now, I know (because it is written in Scripture) he had faith, and I have faith in him because he first had faith in God. And I wouldn't have seen it this way had I not picked up the KJV bible again.