But Which Bible is the "Right" One?
A common argument (it's really just an excuse to reject Christ and salvation) that people use to try discredit the Bible and God's ability to preserve His Word as He promised He would (Psalm 12:6-7; 1 Peter 1:23, etc.), is that there are simply "different translations". It's truly bizarre to think that because there are different translations, there are totally different Bibles out there and nobody can know what the "correct" one really is. This is absurd in the highest degree and merely a prime example of willful ignorance.
The preservation of the Biblical text isn't some mystical enigma that nobody could ever know, but a great topic that's easy to look into and find out answers for yourself. These Christ-rejecters who deny the Bible's authority and its Author never take a few moments to compare Bible versions and see firsthand that the Bible has been faithfully preserved, and that while there are different ways to translate something, the meaning is the same in 99% of cases. "BuT WhAt AbOuT ThAt OnE PeRcEnt?!"
Almost all variations in the underlying Greek and Hebrew manuscripts are differences in spelling or word order. Let's do a quick comparison (anyone can do this in about 1 minute if they want to) of some Bible versions and see if you can spot the version that APPROVES of intoxication (link here):
What's that you say? ALL of them say the same thing, that you should not be drunk with wine?! Weird! *big sarcastic eyeroll here*
And JUST in case anyone wants to think that being drunk on wine is bad, but being drunk (intoxicated) on weed, or beer, or whatever else is somehow ok, this is also the verse that I used in my example on explaining hermeneutics:
These are usually the kinds of things that people who reject the Bible assume are inconsistent or unreliable, and force themselves to think that the Bible isn't clear when it's a favorite sin of theirs.
Of course there are reasons why I believe the King James Version is the best translation, but the details between the KJV and NIV for example aren't the theological questions that unbelievers generally have, and to whom this post is directed.
On the Koine Greek of The New Testament, please check out this related post Here.