Can I still use my King James Bible?
I am a convert to the Catholic Church from a Baptist background. As a Baptist, I used the King James Version of the Bible, and I loved it. Is it all right for me to continue to use this translation as my main Bible?
I realize that most editions of the KJV are missing the deuterocanonicals, but I have Catholics Bibles for when I need to read those. And I know that I need to be careful about any editions with footnotes which may contain errors in them (though most of the editions I have do not really have any footnotes, just the biblical text itself).
It is simply that, due to my background (I was raised on the KJV and have a deep attachment to it), and the fact that it is a translation that is much cheaper and easier for me to get than most, I prefer to use that one, while still recognizing its limitations. (Plus, I find it helpful to use in apologetics discussions).
Would that be all right? Thanks.
Last edited by Peggy Frye; Dec 7, '04 at 8:22 pm.