LifeWay to Keep Selling Updated NIV


LifeWay Christian Resources is to continue selling the updated New International Version (NIV) Bible in its LifeWay stores, despite an appeal to stop doing so.

Trustees of the Southern Baptist organization voted last week not to comply with a non-binding resolution approved by the denomination’s 2011 convention requesting LifeWay consider not selling the 2011 NIV. The resolution argued that the revised NIV, brought out last year, indicated the updated version was “inaccurate” and used “gender neutral methods of translation.”

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