I Love The King James Bible!
October 1st, 2012
I just finished my Monday morning Bible reading time. Wow! What an incredible book the blessed old Bible is! Every time I open it’s sacred pages it is fresh and full of life giving power and insights. I cannot image a day without my dear old King James Bible as my guide and companion. It is truly a “lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
I genuinely feel sorry for believers who attend churches that don’t think the Bible translation issue is a significant enough issue to take a definitive stand. I understand, unfortunately, why many churches do not encourage their members to embrace one particular Bible translation. It is because although the pastor might proclaim from the pulpit that he believes that the scriptures are inerrant, and verbally inspired one little clause changes everything. And that is the words “in the original autographs”. In other words the pastor is saying, “I believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired word of God, I just don’t believe that any version in existence today is 100% accurate.” Let me put that more plainly – “I believe the Bible is verbally inspired I just don’t believe any copy of it that is verbally inspired is in existence today.” In other words you don’t believe that the Bible in your hands is inerrant and verbally inspired. A preacher may argue this, but two plus two does not equal five.
I can hear the evangelical and emerging church skeptics howling already. “Oh no, you’re one of those King James Only preachers.” I am not ashamed to say that I do believe that the King James Bible is both verbally inspired (I Timothy 3:16) and supernaturally preserved (Psalm 12:6). Yes I confess that I believe that it has no peer or equal in the English speaking world. That blessed old Bible that just celebrated it’s 400th Anniversary stands alone as the Word of God. No modern translation has improved upon its sacred accuracy or influence. The AMP Amplified Version, ASV American Standard Version, CEV Contemporary English Version, NAB New American Bible, NASB New American Standard Bible, NCV New Century Version, NIV New International Version, NLT New Living Translation, NRSV New Revised Standard Version, RSV Revised Standard Version, TEV Today's English Version and even the NKJV New King James Version all stand in line behind the blessed old King James Bible.
Is it not interesting that the new versions translators do not compare their works with each other, because they're too busy comparing themselves with the King James Bible. This fact alone proves that there is something very special and unique about the KJV. Why does everyone line up in opposition AGAINST the King James Bible? Only a very deceived individual could believe that the new versions are equal to the King James Bible. Ninety-five percent of all evidence SUPPORTS the text of the King James Authorized Version. The new versions are supported by the remaining five percent evidence.
The new versions are supported by two very corrupt fourth century manuscripts, known as the "Codex Vaticanus" and the "Codex Siniaticus." These manuscripts are filled with many text alterations. All new versions contain readings from these corrupt manuscripts, and all new versions use their tiny five percent evidence to attack the ninety-five percent majority text of the King James Bible.
The Textus Receptus (received text) from which the King James Bible came can be traced clear back to Antioch, Syria, where the disciples were first called Christians and where Paul and Barnabas taught the word of God for a whole year (Acts 11:26). The other versions do not come from Antioch. They come from Alexandria, Egypt. We don't need an Egyptian version, for Egypt is a type of the WORLD in the Bible. God called His people OUT of Egypt (Exodus 3-14), and God called His Son OUT of Egypt (Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:13-15). Why, the Bible says that "every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians" in (Genesis 46:34), and the Lord Jesus Christ is called a SHEPHERD in John chapter ten. Alexandria, Egypt, is associated with SUPERSTITION in (Acts 28:11), and Aquilla and Pricilla had to set an Egyptian straight on his doctrine in Acts chapter 18. Alexandrians are also found DISPUTING WITH STEPHEN in (Acts 6:9). So we don't need a Bible from Alexandria, Egypt.
While many churches and preachers have forsaken the Book that God has used for four centuries, believing that the modern versions are superior to the King James Bible, I chose to stick with the blessed old Book. We do not gild gold. We do not paint rubies. We cannot brighten diamonds. Neither can any artist add any final touch to this finished Word of God. It stands as the sun in the sky and this proud age can add nothing to it. It has the glory of God and any attempt to improve it can but disfigure it. It speaks with authority and breaks upon you as the Voice from heaven. Five hundred times in the Pentateuch, three hundred times in the following books and twelve hundred times in the prophets, the declarations are prefaced or concluded with such expressions as "Hear the Word of the Lord", or "Thus saith the Lord". No other book dares thus to address itself to the universal conscience. No other speaks with such a binding claim or presumes to command the obedience of all mankind. The Book speaks to the inner conscience with the authority of God Himself. That Book is the Bible – The King James Bible. Love it and live it my friend. We need to read it, study it, memorize it, meditate upon it, and spread to a lost and dying world, that needs to hear and head its soul saving message that Christ saves the soul of the person who by faith trust Him for salvation.