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    Christian Standard Bible

    I recently bought a Christian Standard Bible, as it is supposedly a revision or update of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. After reviewing it for myself and seeing the differences I am greatly disappointed, alarmed, and refuse to recommend it.The Southern Baptist own LifeWay Christian Book Stores. LifeWay owns Holman Publishing. Whom ever is responsible for discontinuing the Holman Christian Standard Bible, and making the changers in the Christian standard Bible is a Liberal Post Modern. The CSB is gender inclusive, and has changed many places that are inexcusable for anyone wanting to accurately translate the Scriptures. When Gods Words says "mankind" changing that to"humankind" is inaccurately translated. When places in Scripture it says "brethren" the CSB says" brother's and sister's". This is but a few examples of why I find the CSB going the way of the NIV and other modern Bibles.

    I can not express my great dissatisfaction with those who took a greatbbible, the Holman Christian standard Bible, and revised it to a liberal postmodern gender inclusive distorted Bible.


    justme

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    Originally posted by justme View Post
    I recently bought a Christian Standard Bible, as it is supposedly a revision or update of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. After reviewing it for myself and seeing the differences I am greatly disappointed, alarmed, and refuse to recommend it.The Southern Baptist own LifeWay Christian Book Stores. LifeWay owns Holman Publishing. Whom ever is responsible for discontinuing the Holman Christian Standard Bible, and making the changers in the Christian standard Bible is a Liberal Post Modern. The CSB is gender inclusive, and has changed many places that are inexcusable for anyone wanting to accurately translate the Scriptures. When Gods Words says "mankind" changing that to"humankind" is inaccurately translated. When places in Scripture it says "brethren" the CSB says" brother's and sister's". This is but a few examples of why I find the CSB going the way of the NIV and other modern Bibles.

    I can not express my great dissatisfaction with those who took a greatbbible, the Holman Christian standard Bible, and revised it to a liberal postmodern gender inclusive distorted Bible.


    justme
    If you're looking for a great bible: The Reformation Study Bible - Christforums

    God bless,
    William
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      #3
      William thank you for the information. I have long been a loyal reader of the NASB, and the Holman Christian Standard Bible. However I have about 20 different bibles and its a real task to ask my wife for just one more Bible. She has been very understanding over our almost 48 years of bliss,so I think iI will slowly drop, it maybe time to start giving away some books.

      The problem is not many people read books like I do. I see a lot of people read books on their i pad. I underline, make comments, and i ask those who borrow my books to do the same so I can see what they felt was important.


      justme
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        #4
        Originally posted by justme View Post
        Words says "mankind" changing that to"humankind" is inaccurately translated. When places in Scripture it says "brethren" the CSB says" brother's and sister's".
        It is important to translate the Bible accurately but I am not sure there is anything wrong with these examples. "Mankind" and "humankind" both refer to the entire human race so what difference does it make which word is used? The word "brethren" can make it seems as if only men were being addressed. The Greek word for brothers can mean both brothers and sisters so the CSBs translation makes things clearer.
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          #5
          Originally posted by theophilus View Post
          It is important to translate the Bible accurately but I am not sure there is anything wrong with these examples. "Mankind" and "humankind" both refer to the entire human race so what difference does it make which word is used? The word "brethren" can make it seems as if only men were being addressed. The Greek word for brothers can mean both brothers and sisters so the CSBs translation makes things clearer.
          When the Greek uses the masculine and it changed for me and most conservative theologians that is unacceptable. When a translation says it is accurate word for word (which really can not be totally done) and it uses gender inclusive that is dishonest.

          I sincerely doubt the CSB has much of a chance in most SB churches.


          justme
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            #6
            Is the HCSB translation sound?
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              #7
              Originally posted by justme
              I recently bought a Christian Standard Bible, as it is supposedly a revision or update of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. After reviewing it for myself and seeing the differences I am greatly disappointed, alarmed, and refuse to recommend it.The Southern Baptist own LifeWay Christian Book Stores. LifeWay owns Holman Publishing. Whom ever is responsible for discontinuing the Holman Christian Standard Bible, and making the changers in the Christian standard Bible is a Liberal Post Modern. The CSB is gender inclusive, and has changed many places that are inexcusable for anyone wanting to accurately translate the Scriptures. When Gods Words says "mankind" changing that to"humankind" is inaccurately translated. When places in Scripture it says "brethren" the CSB says" brother's and sister's". This is but a few examples of why I find the CSB going the way of the NIV and other modern Bibles.

              I can not express my great dissatisfaction with those who took a greatbbible, the Holman Christian standard Bible, and revised it to a liberal postmodern gender inclusive distorted Bible.


              justme
              Can you provide specific bible verses and explain why they aren’t contextually Correct?
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                #8
                Originally posted by William View Post
                If you're looking for a great bible: The Reformation Study Bible - Christforums
                Hi William. The link you posted actually refers to both the NKJV and the ESV, each of which are available as the Reformation Study Bible. Were you recommending the notes or one of the translations?

                I recently ordered the Reformation Study Bible notes for Logos, and the few times I've used them I was a little disappointed. I found the ESV Study Bible notes to be more comprehensive, at least in the places where I was reading.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by justme View Post
                  it maybe time to start giving away some books.
                  If you have some that you don't use, and they have no sentimental value, you should go ahead and give them away to make room for something else you might like better. In my case, most of my Bibles are ones that either were given me by my parents or other family or they once belonged to my parents (or their parents). No way I could part with them. Since like you I am cramped for space, most of my new books are electronic. Besides taking up virtually no space, I like the ease of searching and other features the computer allows. But, it is still not the same as a paper book. Plus, my computer doesn't fit on my night stand very good!
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Eric T. View Post
                    If you have some that you don't use, and they have no sentimental value, you should go ahead and give them away to make room for something else you might like better. In my case, most of my Bibles are ones that either were given me by my parents or other family or they once belonged to my parents (or their parents). No way I could part with them. Since like you I am cramped for space, most of my new books are electronic. Besides taking up virtually no space, I like the ease of searching and other features the computer allows. But, it is still not the same as a paper book. Plus, my computer doesn't fit on my night stand very good!
                    Eric, Not enough space is not my problem. I have incorporated 200 feet long of book shelves, All bot about 6 feet are pretty full. So we have started giving some books to our pastor ans family. My Bibles have so many notes, my wife is going t give these to our children when she wants after I go home with Jesus, if I go first. If not I will when I think its best.

                    A good number of our books are out of date and used while we were in seminary, I don't know if they are even being used anymore. Some books only were good for reading when it was relevant for the time period they were written in and most likely nobody would even be interested now. Sure a lot of $$$$$ spent for classes back then. I guess now man books you sort of like rent on line now for the time period of your classes?. Some of the classes I took that I disliked, now I read parts of them and enjoy reading it.


                    justme
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Eric T. View Post
                      If you have some that you don't use, and they have no sentimental value, you should go ahead and give them away to make room for something else you might like better.
                      If you have Bibles and Christian books you don't need, you can give them to Christian Resources International. They take used Christian literature and send it to places where there is a need for it. Here is their website: Mission Cry | $315 Million in Free Books and Bibles Sent
                      Clyde Herrin's Blog
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by theophilus View Post
                        If you have Bibles and Christian books you don't need, you can give them to Christian Resources International. They take used Christian literature and send it to places where there is a need for it. Here is their website: Mission Cry | $300 Million in Free Books and Bibles Sent
                        This is a really good idea! Thanks for posting this link.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by William View Post

                          If you're looking for a great bible: The Reformation Study Bible - Christforums

                          God bless,
                          William
                          CBD has a very good price $67. for leather is pretty good.

                          \justme
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