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Do most Baptist's use the NIV Bible?

Do most Baptists use the New International Version (NIV) Bible?
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I think it is the preference of most Churches which differs, at one Baptist Church I went to used the NLT as their pew Bible, another either used KJV or NIV (can't remember), and yet another I have yet to figure out what translation they use (different pastors read out of different translations). Even though it is a little harder to follow reading scripture in sermons I usually use a translation I am comfortable with (NIV, NKJV, or NLT).
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Originally Posted by Cary.Melvin
Do most Baptists use the New International Version (NIV) Bible?
Sorry Cary I can't tell you either what most Baptist churches use. Mine uses the NIV. Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by Cary.Melvin
Do most Baptists use the New International Version (NIV) Bible?
I would guess that most Independent Baptist churches use the KJV. I'm not sure what the Southern Baptists use.
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My Baptist church uses the KJV. They are an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church and support the KJV only theology. I went to a Southern Baptist church for a while and they used the HCSB in their Sunday School lesson books. I believe the HCSB is really popular among Southern Baptists. I'm not sure what version they preached from though.
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In our church, the preacher who is older uses the NKJV I believe and the assistant preacher (30's) uses the NIV version. I prefer the NIV because it's easier for me to understand. So it just depends on the person I would say.
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I suspect this differs widely from church to church. As Holly mentioned, there are some (primarily fundamentalist) churches that only use the KJV. I suspect a majority leave the choice up to each individual person. Many pastors I know will look at several before choosing which version best communicates a particular text. Most surveys and polls I have seen indicate that the NIV is one of the most popular translations, if not the most popular. My preference would be to carry two Bibles to church: A parallel Bible containing the KJV (or NKJV), NIV, NASB and Amplified, and a Life Application Bible (because of the study notes)--though for serious study I prefer using The Complete Biblical Library.
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Originally Posted by Cary.Melvin
Do most Baptists use the New International Version (NIV) Bible?
I'd say no, but I'd also have to say no general rule could be made when dealing with Baptists and translations. I have only meet one baptist in 'real time' that used the NIV.
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My Baptist Church uses the KJV, and I use the NKJV.
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