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  • Well ,the ans is there in the qtn itself. If everyone were to use the same bible, there wouldn't be different Christian denominations ..
  • Because it would end all the bickering, back biting, hypocrisy, and moral superiority. We can't have that now can we?
  • Back in the early years of christianity, there were different types of christians. Some believed that Jesus was divine, others did not. Some thought to believe some christians worshiped saints, Mary was not the mother of God only Jesus, and different things like that, muslims have thier own, jews believe in the old testament, etc. It stems from the early years.
  • Do you mean "the same translation," or do you refer to the differing number of books? Some translations are more accurate than others, but it's not the translations that make the denominations; rather, it's the denominations that choose the translations. The most accurate translation would be a good four-column Bible with parallel translations. I do read the original languages, and can tell you from my own personal knowledge that I don't get much more from the original than I do from a good four-column parallel Bible. Why do Protestants accept 66 books and Catholics 77? I answered this question in a twenty-page report once, but the conclusion was "Millions of Protestants evaluated those 77 books independently and concluded that only 66 were actually the word of God. Catholics accept all 77 because the Pope tells them to." It's not that the 11 extra books are brought up to Biblical status, but that all 77 books are brought down to Apocryphal status--that everything is accepted only because the church, in the person of the Pope, tells them to.
  • The Christian denominations do all use the same Bible. It's the INDIVIDUAL Believer's choice of which VERSION to use. For example, I've used the King James (1611) version for the last 20 years. Out of all the versions, it is still the most accurate translation available. I read it as easily as most people read the newer translations. The JW's USED to use it, but could not line up their teachings with it, so they wrote their own (i.e. edited) version The biggest turn-off that most people find is that it is not readily readable because of the "thee"s and "thou"s of the old english, and a lot of people just can't get the gist of it. The newer versions are an easier read, and are more popular due to that fact. For a cross-reference, I'll use a Scofield NIV (New International Version). So basically, there is only ONE Bible, just in enhanced, easier to read modern english versions. How the different doctrines are interpreted, is another matter completely. But ALL TRUE CHRISTIANS believe these things irregardless of denomination: That there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory, and that this triune God created, upholds, and governs all things. That the BIBLE is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love, and that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men. We believe that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. JESUS CHRIST, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, and in His miracles and teaching. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father. We believe in His personal, visible return to earth, and the establishment of His Kingdom. THE HOLY SPIRIT, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and who regenerates, sanctifies, and empowers for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ, and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit. That all PEOPLE are sinners by nature and choice, and therefore regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential. We believe that repentance (turning away) from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into relationship with God. We believe that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit to empower the believer for service, and that this often occurs after salvation. In the resurrection of all people, both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto eternal life in heaven, and they that are lost unto eternal damnation in hell. It is important to uphold the Scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
  • Good question wolfen. I learned a lot reading the answers myself.
  • Bible is like a piano, every one plays his own melody.
  • Because some are easier to understand. I think as long as they have the same meaning as the King James Bible, I think were ok.
  • All I can say is look deep down inside the bible and you will know that the truth cannot be found of Jesus claiming trinity or divinity!! It does not and will not proof Jesus claiming being or becoming the father. He is not the saviour of our sins. Say what you all want to say. But I can assure you that it cannot be PROVEN!! Except with quotes that are mis-interpreted and skipped. Bare in mind that the bible is never proven to be the 100% word of God(according to many scholars). They say it is only a guidence. Sorry don't mean to upset any1. There is no point having different version or transilation of the bible. God's words don't change. They stay in it's true form. That's why not all the Christians agree with one another. That's why the Gay church exsists, coz they have their own version. The pope has 77 books. While the Christians have 66. We just don't throw God's words out. If anything the story's of father having sex with their daughters and other dirty stories should have been thrown out. Anyway I can go on. Take Timeout and read and ask. Don't be just say that the bible is the word of God. Coz it's not. That's what I did.
  • If they do their business will fall. It is like this Sun have Java and Microsoft have .NET. Tomorrow will Microsoft come with saying damn it, we will use Java. Business need to grow to survive and make money.
  • The Bible is a "book of books". The Catholic and Protestant New Testaments are identical. The dissension lies in the Old Testament list of Books of the bible(cannon). Catholics use the Septuagint(249BC). Protestants use the Palestinian version of the OT(Third Century). Jesus and the early church used the Septuagint. For 1500 years the Church used the Septuagint and then Martin Luther decided to remove 7 books from the Old Testament primarily because they didn't fit into his personal interpretation of Scripture. He also wanted to remove Revelation and James....but was ultimately convinced to leave them in.
  • It is more convenient to support their ego.
  • I'll address translations instead of whether or not to include the Apocrypha. As a polyglot, I can tell you there are multiple ways to translate the same word or phrase, all of which are correct, but may alter the meaning. Each translator of the Bible has chosen words which match their own religious views, while still compliant with their source texts. As an example, some translators use "love" where others insert "charity". The meaning should be clear despite which translation you choose, but you can glean insights by comparing multiple translations. As an example, I use the King James Version and the Joao Ferreira de Almeida translations and reference Joseph Smith's Inspired Version. If I'm still unsure about a certain passage, I can look it up online and check other translations in other languages. Denominations either choose the translation which most closely reflects their understanding, or they make their own translation.
  • 2Tim 4:3-4 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mat%2024:11;%202Pet%202:1;%202Tim%204:3-4;%202Cor%204:3-4;%202Thes%202:3&version=NASB;YLT;HCSB;DARBY;NLT . Some translations pervert words to teach the Hell Fire myth. http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/5863340 . Some translations add or change a few words to support other myths. http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/7025764 . 2Thes 2:6-10 "And so now YOU know the thing that acts as a restraint, with a view to his being revealed in his own due time. 7 True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work; but only till he who is right now acting as a restraint gets to be out of the way. 8 Then, indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of his presence. 9 But the lawless one’s presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents 10 and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved." . There are many resources out there for those who sincerely want to know what the Bible really teaches. http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/7133378
  • Because the Protestant ones are sects!
  • not sure why but maybe they should

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