A friend of mine once septical of Christiantity has taken to going to churh with his wife. Being married I expected to see him less. However, I see most invitations I get are to their church, with no sense they would recipracate and go to Mass.
As Vatican II indicated I will leave his fate up to Jesus, I am just glad he doesn’t see him as some ancinet talkshow host as he once did and believes in a risen lord. There is a big however, however. He is insistant on basing his whole study of scripture on the Kings Jamses Bible. Don’t these folks know about its political history and the role it played in unifiying the thrones of Scotland and England. It didn’t fall out to the sky.
My argument is if you are going to be Protestant, use one of the new language versions. Would one study flight school or medicine using Shakesperean English. This is in essence what comprise the King James bible. It is just a tad newer.
Furthermore, these folks are big on missionary work . Yet in langauges such as German or Spanish excessive use of archaic forms outside of the theatre is seen as putting on airs or not being with it. In essence the language is not universal to modern times and does not translate well. Make note I am not saying use a Catholic Bible, although with magistarium being a reality it is the best thing. I am only saying why are these folks so wedded to a Bible they need a minister to understand when there are more moder Protestant Bibles? It is like the fact that the Islamic faith believes it must be preached in Arabic, when most of its adherents do not speak Arabic. Ironically one of Martin Luther’s big pushes was for a Bible in the vernacular. Their approach, the Kings James adherents makes ecumenical conferences much more difficult and will eventually place them back before the time of Luther when only the ministers , with all their human flaws as any one speaking outside of magistarium would do, will increasingly return to the errors of non comprehension and elitism. Seeking arguments of the good kind to present to my friend as I do not pretend to be a King Jmaes version scholar.