What is the Military Bible Association?
Military Bible Association is a 501 C(3) non-profit religious organization, providing support to military personnel and their families with military Bibles. Military Bible Association also serves as a voice to statesmen, civic leaders, and military leaders to encourage religious freedom among military personnel. All donations are tax deductible.
What is the mission of Military Bible Association?
To spiritually empower military leaders through the Word of God.
What is the vision of Military Bible Association?
To provide The Military Bible by Military Chaplains and other military Bibles to every chaplain, military member, prisoner, trucker, police officer, and fire fighter who requests one.
What is the objective of Military Bible Association?
To procure funding through partner support to donate military copies, cases, and pallets of The Military Bible by Military Chaplains and other military Bibles to chaplains, chapels, service members, military units, prisons, truckers, Law Enforcement, and fire fighters who request them.
When and how did Military Bible Association begin?
Military Bible Association began in 2007 at Fort Dix, New Jersey under the direction of Chaplain (MAJOR) James F. Linzey, USA (now retired), who is the chief editor of the Modern English Version Bible translation and chairman of the translation committee. During his last tour of duty, culminating in nearly 24 years of exemplary service as a military chaplain, Chaplain Linzey put together Military Bible Association as a means to disseminate The Military Bible by Military Chaplains which he had been editing since 2005.
What percentage of donations pay for copies of The Military Bible by Military Chaplains?
One hundred percent (100%) of donations are spent on printing copies of The Military Bible, The Leader’s Bible, and The Presidents’ Bible by Military Chaplains, and shipping and handling.
Where are donated copies of The Military Bible and the other military editions sent?
We sent them wherever the donor requests that they be sent. If a designation is not made, we will send them where we know there is a need. We can send them to military units, prisons, truckers, Law Enforcement, fire fighters, or to another ministry if the donor so requests. Also, we also allow anyone to purchase these and resell them to support other ministries.
How many military Bibles are needed in the military annually?
About 100,000 military Bibles are needed by the United States Armed Forces annually. What better edition of a military Bible could be sent than one prepared by military chaplains? No other military Bible has the leadership tools written by chaplains that we have, or the quotes on religious freedom by our Founding Fathers. The 7 Spiritual Leadership Principles can be used by any chaplain in conducting seminars for the troops, or by anyone in any setting, even by enlisted personnel and officers in the field. When a chaplain cannot be with the troops, The Military Bible by Military Chaplains can go with them.
How is Military Bible Association supported?
Currently it is not well supported. We have no office and no staff. The meager support that has come in is donated by people like you. We need more donors to carry on the mission, vision, and objective of Military Bible Association. Through partner support, Military Bible Association can be self-sustaining. That is one of our goals.
The Military Bible by Military Chaplains uses what version of the Bible?
The Military Bible by Military Chaplains contains the New Tyndale Translation, published by Military Bible Association. It is being revised and will be called the New Tyndale Version (NTV) by 2026, the 500th Anniversary of the Tyndale Bible. The NTV will have been the people’s Bible for half a millennium.
What denominations do the MEV translators represent?
These forty-seven American and English translators, being in great Christian unity and cooperation, who have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and who have formed an interdenominational translation committee, represent churches such as the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Central Church of the Nazarene, Church of Christ, Church of England, Church of God, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Free Methodist Church of North America, General Council of the Assemblies of God, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Methodist Church of Great Britain, Methodist Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church of America, Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Southern Baptist Convention, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and the United Reformed Church. The translators represent a cross section of the English-speaking Church. So it is their prayer that the Modern English Version will become the main translation for the entire English-speaking world.
What institutions do the MEV translators represent?
As professors or graduates of some of the world’s leading colleges, seminaries, and universities, they represent institutions such as the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, the College of William and Mary, Evangel University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Geneva College, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Harvard University, Hebrew Union College, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oral Roberts University, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Saint Leo University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Stanford University, the University of Notre Dame, Vanguard University of Southern California, Westminster Seminary California, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Yale University. The translators devoted themselves to making a good translation better and ensuring that the Modern English Version is an accurate and responsible update of the King James Version.
What denominations and religions do the NTV translators represent?
Anglican Network in Canada, Anglican Church in North America, Assemblies of God Great Britain, Baptist Union of Great Britain, Brethren in Christ Church, Church of England, Church of God, Church of God in Christ, Episcopal Church, General Council of the Assemblies of God, International Presbyterian Church, Judaism, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), Roman Catholic Church, Southern Baptist Convention, United Methodist Church.
What institutions do the NTV translators represent?
Asbury Theological Seminary, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Bethel Seminary, California Baptist University, Cambridge University, Carroll College, Catholic University of America, Columbia Theological Seminary, Continental Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Gateway Seminary, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Mattersey Hall College, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, North Carolina State University, Northwest University, Oral Roberts University, Oxford Center of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern California Seminary.
Are there smaller editions of these military Bibles?
A smaller edition of The Military Bible, The Leader’s Bible, and The Presidents’ Bible will be offered when donations come in to make this a reality.
Are there other editions of the Modern English Version?
The Personal Large Print, Giant Print, and other editions of the Modern English Version can be purchased at Christian Book Distributors, Amazon.com, at at ModernEnglishVersion.com. Various digital versions are available.
How can I donate to Military Bible Association?
Donors can donate at MilitaryBibleAssociation.com, or by sending checks to MBA, P.O. Box 1655, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337, or over the phone at (760) 855-3905.
How do I specify where cases or pallets of Bible are to be sent?
Just let us know which branch of the military you want them sent to. If you desire that they be sent to a specific base, we can send them to the main chapel. If you desire they be sent to a specific unit other than the main chapel, please provide the exact address, or we will ship them to the chaplains at that base. If you want them shipped to any other place, just let us know where.
How many Bibles have you donated so far, and what organizations have partnered with you?
We have donated over 15,000 copies of The Military Bible by Military Chaplains through individuals like you, chaplains, line officers of various installations, local churches, and organizations that have partnered with us such as Words of Comfort, Hope & Promise.
Do you have editions for each of the Armed Forces?
We were the first Bible publisher to use the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) for all branches of the United States Armed Forces. We continue to use this pattern. We are using the Army camouflage pattern for The Leader’s Bible as requested by the former Command Chaplain of the US Army Cadet Command. If the demand arises, we are prepared to print editions specifically for each of the Armed Forces.
How can I volunteer with Military Bible Association?
We need volunteers to approach local churches or military chaplains about donations or purchasing copies, cases, or pallets of any of our military Bibles.
Is there an outreach director with whom I may speak to organize support for Military Bible Association?
Please contact Chaplain Jim Linzey at (760) 855-3905 or Militarybibleassociation@gmail.com.
How many copies of The Military Bible by Military Chaplains can be donated annually?
The amount depends on the donations.
Are Bibles allowed to be given out on military installations?
Absolutely! Military Chaplains may place them on religious literature tables or in religious literature racks, stock them at the chapel, or hand them to military personnel who request them.
What is the denominational or religious nature of Military Bible Association?
Military Bible Association is a non-denominational Christian organization. However, the founder and all the board members are ordained Southern Baptist Convention clergyman. Two are retired military chaplains and one has always been a civilian. The leadership of Military Bible Association does not disseminate any teachings which contradict orthodoxy as found in the Holy Bible, the Apostle’s Creed, or the Nicene Creed. Military Bible Association does disseminate denominational material. As non-profit organization, MBA is not sectarian, but simply Christian. Also, the largest single bloc of translators used in the various military Bibles, however, are Southern Baptist Convention scholars and clergymen. Furthermore, neither the MEV nor the NTV are denominational translations, but are the works of a broad spectrum of scholars who comprise ecumenical or interfaith translation committees, illustrating that there is no religious or denominational bias in the translation work.