Did God Only Inspire the Original Autographs of the Bible?
By David J. Stewart | September 2007: Updated June 2015
"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." —Psalm 12:6-7
No! We do have God's inspired and preserved Word today—the King James Bible. The Bible was completed with the Book of Revelation in A.D. 96. The first bound Book of the Scriptures (called a codex) was produced on parchments (animal skins) in the 2nd century. The Bible was a BINDING COLLECTION OF COPIES OF PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN AUTOGRAPHS. Thus, it is clear that a copy can be inspired, for that was all the early church elders had to work with.
Some “experts” today (who think they're smarter than God) claim that a copy [translation] of God's Word cannot be inspired; but that is untrue. Yes, a translation of the originals can 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!
Consider that when Matthew quotes Isaiah 7:14 in Matthew 1:23, he alters the text somewhat:
Isaiah 7:14 — “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Matthew 1:23 — “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Although the wording is different, and a different number of words used, we clearly see that Matthew 1:23 is just as inspired as Isaiah 7:14. Matthew faithfully conveys the meaning of Isaiah 7:14. Likewise, the King James Bible faithfully conveys the meaning of the autographs, and its words are thus inspired.
In Matthew 5:18 Jesus said, “Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Someone once asked Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001), “Brother Hyles, do you believe the Bible is inspired Word-for-Word?” Brother Hyles replied, “I believe in jot and tittle inspiration!” A “jot” and “tittle” are the smallest grammatical marks in the Greek language (similar to the dot above the English letter “i.” It is plain to see from Jesus' Words that the integrity of the Scriptures is a big deal to God. In fact, Psalms 138:2 declares... “for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” The reason WHY is obvious to see, that is, because God's name is only as true as His Word. Philippians 2:9-10 says that there is no name any higher in the universe than the holy and precious name of JESUS; yet Psalms 138:2 says the Words of God are even higher. “for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”
I agree with pastor Jack Hyles 100% who stated:
“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
In Matthew 4:4 Jesus said, “It is written [quoted from Deuteronomy 8:3], Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” If I am to live for God, then I need an “EVERY WORD” Bible. From these Scriptures, it is abundantly clear that those imposters today who say that we don't have God's Word, and that all Bible translations are flawed at best, are LIARS!
“I would not give, knowingly, one thin dime to a college that does not believe in the verbal inspiration of this Book I hold tonight.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the timeless sermon, “YOU MUST GO THROUGH ARABIA”; preached October 11, 1981
We Do Have God's Inspired Words Today in the King James Bible
Many apostate so-called “Bible scholars” today claim that we DON'T have God's inspired Words. WE DO I TELL YOU! WE DO, IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE!!!
The introduction to the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible confesses that it “falls short” of being “perfect,” and the NIV certainly does! However, the translating committee of the NIV also claims that “ALL” Bible translations today “fall short” of perfection. The translators of the NIV wrote in the preface, “Like all translations of the Bible, made as they are by imperfect man, this one undoubtedly falls short of its goals.” It falls short of being God's Word too!
The translators of the NIV are telling us that no one has God's Word today, that all translations are flawed and have errors in them. Do you really believe that the same God who spoke the universe into existence is incapable or unwilling to preserve His Word for today's generation? God promised in Psalms 12:6-7 to preserve His Word until all generation. If God has preserved those inspired Words for every generation, then His Words are still inspired today.
The NIV translators claim that we are all at the mercy of imperfect men to give us a reliable Bible; but what about a sovereign and omnipotent God? God gave us the King James Bible. This is clearly evidenced by it's loyalty for the Lord. All modern versions attack Jesus' deity, the Godhead, Jesus' sinlessness, the blood, et cetera.
Psalm 12:6-7 is a promise from God, that He would PRESERVE His inspired Words unto all generations and forever... “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”
The NIV translators deceitfully changed “from” to “us,” thus making the believer the object of preservation instead of the Words of God. However, verse 6 clearly evidences that God is speaking about HIS WORDS which are as PURE as silver tired in an earthen furnace 7-times. Today's Bible corrupters (butchers) have perverted the Words of the living God.
For any pseudo (false)-scholar to deny the inspiration of the King James Bible is to deny the inspiration of the Bible altogether. Certainly, I don't believe in double-inspiration, i.e., I don't believe that God spoke His Words to the King James translators as they translated the Bible. However, I do believe in preserved inspiration. I do believe that the King James translators produced an inspired text from the inspired texts they had to work with. If someone translates the King James Bible into Spanish to witness to someone, the Spanish words are still inspired because God's Words are inspired. God never inspired a language; but rather, His Words are inspired.
Modern Corrupt Bibles Which are Based Upon the Alexandrian Texts are NOT Inspired
A Bible version only ceases to be inspired when God's Words are corrupted and the message is changed. The NIV is not inspired. It is agendacized, that is, the translators had an agenda (clearly evidenced by numerous homosexuals on the translating committee who removed the word “sodomite” entirely from the Scriptures). The NIV was the first queer Bible. The word “begotten” is missing from John 3:16, one of tens-of-thousands of such omissions and tamperings with God's Word. The NIV translators based their work upon the corrupt work of Westcott and Hort, who used corrupt Greek texts from Alexandria, Egypt. Since the corrupt manuscripts they worked with were not inspired by God, neither are all the corrupt modern Bible versions which are based upon them.
Here's a chart showing the origin of the precious King James Bible verses the evil and corrupt source of modern fakes...
The King James Bible is unquestionably inspired by God, which is clearly evidenced by it's faithfulness to strongly proclaim the great foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, and it's uncompromisingly stand against sin. In sharp contrast, today's milquetoast perversions of the Bible remove, water-down, corrupt, and twist the truth.
For example: By removing the word begotten from John 3:16, the NIV teaches heresy. God has many sons, for every believer is called a son of God in John 1:12. Jesus is the only BEGOTTEN Son of God. The King James Translators had it right.
We are living in evil and weird times today, when one man can scribble a paraphrase and people make it their Bible. As if the NIV wasn't bad enough, originating from the Greek works of two heretics from the 19th century (Westcott and Hort), now we've got one man butchers like Eugene H. Peterson who wrote, “The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language” (the MSG version). Max Lucado loves the MSG and quotes often from it. No wonder he's as corrupt theologically as the Federal Reserve banksters are morally. False Bibles produce false Christians. They're not saved! Their seed (Gospel) is corrupt (1st Peter 1:23). A false plan of salvation may conceive a religious humanist or a religious zealot, but there is no new birth in Christ Jesus (which is by faith alone in the Gospel alone).
As mentioned, the NIV completely removes the self-explanatory word “sodomite,” thus disassociating homosexuals from the wicked city of Sodom which God destroyed with fire and brimstone (homosexuality being their most notable sin).
The important word “Godhead” is completely removed from the NIV, as are the words propitiation, Calvary, fornication, trucebreakers, winebibbers, carnal, slothful, unthankful, effeminate, backbiting, vanity, lasciviousness, whoredom, devils, Lucifer, damnation, brimstone, and the bottomless pit (and thousands more). Modern translators are akin to back-alley-mechanics who don't know what they're doing.
Yet, ignoramuses by the droves are defending the NIV, and refuse to listen to sound wisdom, because they don't love the Lord Jesus Christ enough to defend Him (Revelation 19:13).
For an excellent study on this subject, I highly recommend the books, ONE BOOK STANDS ALONE and ONE WORD RIGHTLY DIVIDED by Dr. Douglas D. Stauffer.
And also, the excellent book titled, FINAL AUTHORITY, by Dr. William P. Grady; 1993, Grady Publications; ISBN 0-9628809-1-4.
Excellent King James Bible Resources (by Dr. Gail Riplinger).
Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) believed that the King James Bible is inspired. The following quote is taken from his book, The Need for an Every-Word Bible, page 54...
“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.” —Dr. Jack Hyles