Is It Hard To Be Saved?
But the NIV pastor has nothing here to preach but that it is hard to get saved. Because the NIV cuts the heart out of this scripture, it tilts the meaning of this entire passage away from the free gift of salvation toward (hard) works.
If the NIV pastor is a true Christian, simply fooled by the advertising hype pushing the NIV, it is doubtful he will preach that being saved is hard. Because someone probably preached the truth to him from a KJV Bible when he was young, he will know, down deep in his heart, that this is simply not true. So he will abandon this verse and find another on which to preach. But as modern versions keep chipping away at the Scriptures, there will soon be nothing left.
Who says all Bible versions are the same?
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