New 'Gender Neutral' NIV Comes Under Fire

Responding to a personal resolution from TE Julian "Skip" Dusenbury, the General Assembly adopted the following: "The PCA concurs with the decisions by the (NIV) Committee on Bible Translation, International Bible Society, and Zondervan Publishing not to pursue their plans to publish a 'gender-inclusive' version of the NIV in the United States, believing that such a version is inconsistant with the Biblical doctrine of divine inspiration." Cited as Grounds was the following: "Although the institutions referred to . . . are not under the jurisdiction of the PCA; and although the General Assembly could not possibly be expected to review the vast amount of religious publications that appear annually, nor to advise publishers on their policies; nevertheless we believe the translation of Holy Scripture to be a matter of public and ecclesiastical interest."