The King James Bible Is Inspired
By David J. Stewart | December 2009 | Updated June 2015There are some wayward pastors and Christian leaders today who teach that the King James Bible is a divine preservation of the inspired originals, but not itself inspired. Nothing could be further from the truth. God's Word is inspired into whatever language it is translated. How could the Bible not be inspired? “Inspiration” means that God got a hold of the head of those men, the heart of those men, and the hand of those men, and guided them to say what He wanted them to say!
2nd Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
I am sad for any congregation whose pastor misleads them concerning the Word of God. To claim that only the originals are inspired is heresy. To claim that the King James Bible is divinely preserved without being inspired is ridiculous and an utter heresy. How can God's Word be divinely preserved into any language without also being divinely inspired? It is impossible! Anyone who denies the inspiration of the King James Bible is a false prophet.
It is not only the originals which are inspired, but also the different languages into which God's Word is translated. Contrary to popular theological teaching, the originals are NOT even found in Hebrew, Greek and Chaldean. According to Psalm 119:89, the originals existed in Heaven before the first Word in Genesis was ever given to mankind. Psalm 119:89, “For ever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in heaven.” The originals are in Heaven.
Please don't be deceived, many false prophets are deceitful with their words. If your pastor says he believes that the Bible is inspired, ask him if he believes that the King James Bible is inspired? If your pastor says he believes that the King James Bible is a divinely preserved translation of the inspired Word of God, ask him again if he believes if the King James Bible is inspired? That is the big question... does your so-called Christian leader believe that the King James Bible is God's inspired Words? I say to you truthfully, the King James Bible is INSPIRED word-for-word.
Please do not misunderstand. I am not saying that God gave a new revelation to the King James translators. I don't know anyone who believes that. I am saying that the King James translators produced an inspired text, since the texts they translated from were inspired. God has divinely preserved His inspired Words in the inspired King James Bible. There is no greater battle today than over the inspiration of the Bible. Why would any pastor shake his congregation's faith in the Bible? If the originals only exist in some museum in Europe, then we're all in a heap of trouble.
Psalm 138:2 says that God has magnified His Word above His holy name. It is a critically important matter to God. Once a pastor attacks the inspiration of the King James Bible, then it's only downhill spiritually from there. To attack the inspiration of the Bible is to lay ax to the very root of the Christian faith, for the Word of God is the precious Seed by which men are born-again (1st Peter 1:23).
God hath chosen the poor, despised and lowly things of this world to confound the wise. It is rich and arrogant men who attack the Bible; It is broken, suffering and lowly men who defend it. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you have a deception.
Please don't be deceived, the King James Bible is God's preserved AND INSPIRED Words. If your pastor doesn't believe that the King James Bible is inerrant, preserved, infallible and inspired, then please find a Christ-honoring church.
The pastor of a very large church recently distributed a booklet to thousands of people, calling those who believe in the inspiration of the King James Bible “rats in the woodpile,” “hillbillies,” “ignorant clergy” and “barbarians.” The pastor said those who say the King James is inspired have “shot themselves in the foot,” and are “espousing Catholic or Charismatic theology.” I guess I'm a big rat then, because I DO believe that the King James Bible is 100% inspired, inerrant, infallible and preserved by God. I must be an ignorant barbaric hillbilly.
The truth is that such pastors have made Satan very glad, shaking people's faith in the Word of Life. My question is... with all the hordes of Hell attacking the Church today, why would any pastor attack the Word of God? It's apostasy! I mean, it's like a general on the battlefield criticizing the weaponry instead of attacking the enemy. We're at spiritual war! Stop tampering with the weapon! There's nothing wrong with our Sword. Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
I'm tired of the intelligencia saying that the King James Bible has thousands of mistakes, errors, and mistranslations. The truth is that many students of the Bible get caught up into the Bible-correcting movement and become self-proclaimed scholars—although they themselves CANNOT speak (download MP3) the Greek, Hebrew, nor Chaldean languages; and they certainly cannot write in those languages.
That is not to say that it is wrong for preachers to explain the meaning of Greek words, I think preachers should study as God commands and explain the definition of particular words and the meaning of phrases. That is not correcting the Bible; but rather, expounding on the Scriptures. The Greek and Hebrew are very rich in meaning; but that is not to say that the English King James Bible is wrong. The 54 King James Translators (47 did the actual work of translating) were brilliant men, many of whom spoke and wrote fluent Hebrew, Greek, and other languages. They knew what they were doing.
If someone were to retranslate the Bible and correct all of the so-called “mistranslations” in the King James Bible, you would still have the same doctrines. Nothing knew would be taught. So then they are not mistranslations, they are just someone's opinion as to how they think it could have been better worded. That is one's opinion, not an error. You can compare 25 different Bible commentaries today and you'll obtain 25 different suggested ways to word a particular Scripture. I feel safe using the King James Bible, which was translated by 54 scholars who literally spoke and wrote the ancient languages. The King James Bible is INERRANT, INFALLIBLE, and INSPIRED!!!
Those false prophets who say that the King James Bible is not inerrant, also embrace the modern corrupt versions (such as the New International Version) as being God's Word too. They view all Bibles as being inferior and inerrant; but anyone with a brain can see that all of the modern Bible versions ATTACK the deity of Jesus Christ. Only the precious King James Bible faithfully upholds the doctrine of the Godhead and deity of Jesus Christ. You won't even find the word “Godhead” in any of the modern perverted Bibles; but you'll find “Godhead” in the King James Bible (Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9). Don't you tell me that the King James Bible is in the same category as all the modern perverted Bibles that attack Jesus Christ!!! The King James Bible properly honors, uplifts, and magnifies the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ!!!
I guarantee that if you check what I'm about to say, you'll find that it's true. You look at all the humble preachers who rip, holler, and cry aloud against the wickedness and falsehoods of our generation... ask them what Bible they use? They use the King James Bible! Then you look and see all the buzzards who say that we don't have God's Word today, who claim that the King James Bible is errant, flawed, and not inspired? You'll find that they're some deadbeat college professor, a milquetoast theologian, or some fancy-britches golf-club pastor who is no longer small in his own eyes.
It is arrogant deadbeats, denominational deeper-lifers, and snobby intellectuals who are turning and compromising, claiming that the King James Bible is not the inerrant, perfect, and inspired Words of almighty God. And it's humble, God-fearing, Christ-honoring, soul-winning, faithful Christians who are out fighting in the spiritual foxholes of this wicked world against the Devil and all the hordes of Hell, as good soldiers of Jesus Christ! 2nd Timothy 2:3, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” You pansy ministers and so-called self-proclaimed “scholars” are AWOL from the spiritual battle, a disgrace to your unit and to your God.
Please don't be deceived, the King James Bible is God's preserved AND INSPIRED Words. The King James Bible is a divinely preserved translation of the inspired Words of God and is therefore also INSPIRED! I just don't understand how anyone could say that the King James Bible is not inspired, while believing that it was translated from inspired texts. It pains me greatly to hear a pastor denying the inspiration of the beloved King James Bible. END
Job 32:8, “But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”
“I must have every Word if I speak His message. If I didn't think I had a perfect Bible I'd close this one, walk out that door, I'd never walk in the pulpit again.” —Dr. Jack Hyles
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"The biggest split that has ever come will come in the next ten years, if not sooner, over the King James Bible - and it couldn't come soon enough for me. I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they 'use' the King James Bible - tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word." —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the Wednesday night Bible study titled, “Revelation to Illumination” (1998)
“God has preserved His inspired Word for us. It is preserved in the Hebrew Masoretic text and in the Greek Textus Receptus. It is also preserved for us in the English in the King James Bible. What He at first inspired, the Lord God has now preserved. Therefore, when I hold the King James Bible in my hand, I hold the inspired text. It was inspired and now that inspired Word has been protected, preserved and provided for us!”
SOURCE: What Is That Book You Hold In Your Hand? (by Dr. Shelton Smith, editor, Sword of the Lord)
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