Well, let me see...DrWhofan1:25680 wrote:[So you would use the Englishversions themselves to base your sermon messages on?
(1) I preach in English
(2) I preach to an English congregation
(3) I have a faithful translation of the bible in English
(4) I need my congregation to be able to read for themselves the truths I preach in the Bible
So yes, of course, I use an English Bible in my preaching and I preach from an English text - I would be an utter fool to do otherwise. I have asked you before to demonstrate a single doctrine, or a single text of Scripture, that I cannot faithfully exegete from an English translation and none has been forthcoming so on what grounds can you be so shocked?
Let me be very clear on this point, the preachers job is not just to proclaim the truth but to equip his congregation to read the bible for themselves and the preacher who stands in the pulpit constantly saying 'in the Greek it says....' is closing the bible to the church and implying that they can't understand it without his help!
The Greek and hebrew Exegesis stays in the study and I preach in English.
However, you seem to have skipped the point - the is a huge difference between asserting that one uses the texts of the bible in their original languages and one uses the originals. The later is to state that we have access to the autographs themselves (which we do not).