I wrote that headline for those individuals who only read headlines and skip the rest of the article. In truth, that’s all there is to say. Our leadership did indeed study the newest version of the NIV before agreeing to renew their copyright with the publisher. Here are their words;
“In general we find that the NIV 2010 is a doctrinally faithful translation of the Bible. In many cases, it improves on the NIV 1984.”
We may have wished for this information sooner but we can be assured the translation remains true to our position paper on Biblical inerrancy. Please read the following.
What does this mean for us? Adaptions to our programs (specifically Junior Bible Quiz) are already underway. Our other programs will adapt accordingly. Already in print is The Fire Bible for Children, another great study resource for us to use in our discipleship.