I am in need of something written by the WELS that explains the specific reasons the New Living Version translation is not acceptable. I don't question our stance but need help addressing it accurately and precisely with friends who like the NLV and want to see it become the official Bible of our church. I truly appreciate any specific help you can provide.
This link will take you to a document titled “Evaluating Bible Translations.” The New Living Translation is one of the translations evaluated.
Do keep in mind that there is not an “official Bible of our church.” The recent discussions in our church body regarding Bible translations have addressed which translations to use in our publications. While walking together as a synod, congregations enjoy Christian freedom in the use of Bible translations.