Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sermon of the Week: Einwechter on English Bible Translations
In this 400th anniversary year of the Authorized Version of the Bible (1611-2011), you might enjoy listening to this series of messages by William Einwechter of Immanuel Free Reformed Church on "English Bible translations":
Einwechter affirms the Westminster/Second Londong Baptist affirmation on the providential preservation of Scripture. He argues that translations should follow a "formal equivalence" rather than "dynamic equivalent" philosophy. He also defends the traditional text of the Bible (The Masoretic Hebrew text of the OT and the Greek Textus Receptus of the NT). He also states his preference for use of the KJV in church and private life without adopting a "KJV-Only" position.
Einwechter has also written one of the best little booklets on this topic I have read. It is titled "English Bible Translations: By What Standard?" and is published and distributed through Chapel Library, the distributor of extremely useful and inexpensive tracts and booklets.