No hard nosed intentions here, but I really dislike Bibles that put man’s words on the same page as God’s words. I think it lowers the authority of God’s words, inevitably. RC used to say this until he got on the Reformation Study Bible gravy train.
When the question was asked above, I found myself (an hour or so ago) thinking “why don’t I give away Bibles as an evangelistic tool?” Of course, I’m not opposed to giving away Bibles at all, but my realization was as years have passed, I’ve become more and more convinced that there must be preaching as the context for Bible reading. That’s the Biblical way. So when someone new and unevangelized came to me for a Bible, I’d give them one, but tell them to sit under the preaching of God’s Word first priority so they would understand the words of Scripture.
In other words, yes, I’m opposed to the “me and my Bible” error of modern conservativish Christianity, but I’d like the main and firm antidote to that being the church and her preaching, and not RC and his buddies who have never been churchmen and whose comments differ from Calvin most especially in the very matter of pastoral care and spirituality being entirely? lacking.
Just my two cents, with love,