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Meet the Author
Keith Piper is the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Sydney. He has been involved in spreading the gospel and church planting in Africa and other parts of the world. He also runs the Liberty Bible Institute using his Answers Book as one of the text books. You will find all the chapter and subject headings listed on this page, but the links go directly to his dedicated website at http://www.answersbook.org/.
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Ever wondered what the differences were and why some people insist on using the KJV? Most people think it's just a modernising of words, but this book gives factual reasons to why the KJV is superior to the NIV, with regards to the way the NIV refers to the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour and God. Any diligent soul winner, student or teacher of the Bible will find this book helpful as reference before they go into a debate or conversation with a Muslim, Jehovah Witness, Mormon or Catholic. Who'd want to be missing many of the verses that prove the deity of Christ to someone who thinks Jesus is just a man? Especially if you were given an NIV on the spot to defend your position with, or if they were using one to prove theirs. It gave me ample reason not to use the NIV in a discussion to convert anyone to biblical doctrine. It also gives a history of who and how some of the main versions we have today came to be. It also gives a background to what the main manuscripts are. At the very least, it will summarise all the words, phrases and verses that are footnoted in the NIV. Not for the lazy or faint of heart to read through, and not something that you'd read for entertainment. Interesting to those who are curious about the Bible modernising debate, and useful to the serious soul winner and teacher.
On the cover of "Serious Omissions in the NIV", Keith Piper makes clear the reason for writing this book - he seeks to engage in "a study of the omissions, changes and causes of corruption in modern Bible versions and evidence for the King James Version representing the preserved original text of the Bible." Having read this book, one could argue that it is not intended at all to be 'a study', but instead a polemical attack on all Bible versions other than the King James Version. Piper unashamedly presents a one-sided argument throughout, with deliberately provacative language added to give his 'arguments' weight. Consider his opening statement from the introduction on page 1, "Did Christians from 350 AD to 1881 AD not have the correct Word of God, until the Westcott and Hort HERETICS 'saved the day' for God, the Bible, Christians and the world?" (emphasis mine). This statement is indicative of the kind of 'study' that Piper undertakes - a one-sided spiteful attack on all versions and translations of the Bible, except the KJV. Space does not permit a discussion of whether God's Word is robust enough to survive being translated into more contemporary language. It will suffice to conclude that if you're looking for a book that launches an attack on all contemporary Bible versions, this is the one for you.