It seems my first post went over many members' head, as many didn't catch the sarcasm in my previous post or the logic.
So, instead of debating, lets all get on the same page and down to some factual answers.
For one, I have been a born-again Christian since June 2005. Since this time, my understanding of the Bible has taken much time. I have gone through many Bibles and books for study. Through my studies, I now carry 1 Bible with me to church and 1 Bible that I carry along with me for light reading.
Before we continue, let me explain to you about these Bibles. The large one I carry to church is divided into two columns on every page. The left column has the King James Version and the right column has the Amplified Version. The KJV carries beautifully written proses and was (and still is) the "international standard" from which most Christians study. The AMP version of the Bible includes multiple English words in the translation, to help reader better understand when translating from Hebrew and Greek. Taken from here
, this explains it best:
Multiple English word equivalents to each key Hebrew and Greek word clarify and amplify meanings that may otherwise have been concealed by the traditional translation method.
The other Bible I carry is a pocket Bible, written only in KJV, and only the New Testament. Nothing special.
For me, these are the only Bible translations I read and study today. Like yourself, I also run into Greek words that may need further English translation to understand. Also, these translations serve Christians in there faith; no secret "political/religious" reason.
To answer your question, FSON, I had to go find the NIV version of the Bible, as both versions of my Bible say "God", not "Gods." The NIV Bible is the book of text taught not only by the Mormons (it is, but then you also missed the book of Mormon too) but more importantly, the Jehovah Witnesses, and many other religious secs that I do not study under. Most Christans here are non-denominational (from what I have read since I've joined the site.) To me, the NIV translation is a religious text, written for a religious and political reason. Therefore, I choose not to read from that translation.
To my understanding, the word that was transcribed there from Greek is, in English, to be "God" and not the plural form, "Gods."
Your other questions posted here can also be answered, but it would require some type of faith in a marvelous God, which you haven't protested yet in any of your posts, nor will I attempt to answer for that reason. I only wanted to clarify what we are talking about when you posted your question for other members who may not understand the completeness of your question, and to get everyone on the same page.
Others may post there denomination's belief, but I am only speaking for those of us with no religious beliefs, only faith that Jesus is our savior, and that He is the only way into Heaven.