Why Do We Support only The King James Bible For the English people?
The King James Controversy can be a very sore subject for Christians of different denominations. Every Bible-believing church ought to take a stand for the King James Bible of 1611 because of clear evidence of God's hand on the inspiration and preservation of His Word by this Book. I plan (Lord willing) for this page to grow in information. Currently, Presented here are several main reasons for supporting the KJV.
Fables And Facts
About The King James Bible
Over the past few decades, new Bible translations have been popping up like popcorn. Many strong Christians have stood their ground and continued to believe, read, and study only the Authorized King James Bible. Many others, however, have forsaken the Book that God has used for centuries. Such people have fallen for smooth advertising schemes and have actually started believing that the modern versions are superior to the King James Bible. It's very sad that most Christians today have not taken time to study the subject thoroughly enough to see what is really happening.
Originally we published only one tract about the King James Bible. The tract is titled How I Know The King James Bible Is The Word Of God, and it presents some rather strong arguments for the KJV. Then we offered a second tract, titled Let's Compare Bibles. This tract shows how the modem Bible translations are literally attacking God's word! Both of these tracts are still available, and are free upon request.
Now, by the grace of God, we are able to offer a third tract on the King James issue. We call it Fables And Facts About The King James Bible. It's purpose is to better educate Christians about the KJV by clearing up some of the fables that have been spread by the critics. Far too many Christians are accepting the Authorized Version by faith alone, rather than working and studying to become more grounded in some of the basic FACTS about this important issue. The following information should be helpful to the believer who desires to be readily armed with TRUTH.
FABLE: The King James Bible was revised several times before 1800, so modern translations are just additional revisions of the original King James Bible of 1611.
FACT: The so-called "revisions" of the King James Bible prior to 1800 were to correct typographical errors, add notes, and omit the Apocrypha from between the Testaments. There were no changes in the actual TEXT of the King James Bible. The REAL changes (over 36,000 of them) didn't start until the modern revisionists came on the scene.
FABLE: The modern translations are more accurate because they have been translated from older and better manuscripts.
FACT: It is truly amazing how so many Christians have bought into this lie without ever checking to see WHAT these manuscripts are, WHERE they came from, and WHO wrote them. Its also strange that no one seems to be asking the question, "Has God honored these 'older' and 'better' manuscripts throughout Church History?"
The modem translations are based on the work of two nineteenth century Greek scholars from England—B.F. Westcott and F.J.A. Hort. Westcott and Hort, who were deeply involved in the occult, hated the Textus Receptus Greek text from which the King James Bible was translated, so they conjured up THEIR OWN Greek text. This Westcott and Hort Greek text was based primarily on two very corrupt fourth century ROMAN CATHOLIC manuscripts: Codex Vaticanus (discovered in the Pope's library in 1481) and Sinaiticus (discovered in 1859 in a trash can at St. Catherine's monastery on Mt. Sinai). These are usually the "older" and "better" manuscripts that we keep hearing so much about. These manuscripts support most of the attacks in the new versions.
The Vaticanus is considered to be the most authoritative, although it is responsible for over thirty-six thousand changes that appear today in the new versions. This perverted manuscript contains the books of the pagan Apocrypha, which are not Scripture; it omits the pastoral epistles (I Timothy through Titus), the Book of Revelation, and it cuts off the Book of Hebrews at Hebrews 9:14 (a very convenient stopping point for the Catholic Church, since God forbids their priesthood in Hebrews 10!). The attacks on the Word of God found in these manuscripts originated in Alexandria, Egypt with the deceitful I work of such pagan Greek "scholars" as Origen and Clement of Alexandria. Then in 313 A.D. the Roman emperor Constantine ordered fifty copies of "the Bible" from Eusebius, the Bishop of Caesaria. Eusebius, being a devout student of Origin's work, chose to send him manuscripts filled with Alexandrian corruption, rather than sending him the true word of God in the SYRIAN text from Antioch, Syria. So the corrupt Alexandrian text (also called the "Egyptian" or "Hesychian" type text) found it's way into the Vatican manuscript, then eventually into the Westcott and Hort Greek Text, and finally into the new "Bible" versions in your local "Christian" bookstore. Therefore, when you hear or read of someone "correcting" the King James Bible with "older" or "more authoritative" manuscripts, you are simply hearing someone trying to use a ROMAN CATHOLIC text to overthrow the God-honored text of the Protestant Reformation and the great revivals. God has never honored this corrupt text and He never will.
FABLE: New translations are needed to correct the errors and contradictions in the King James Bible.
FACT: No one has ever proven that there are errors and contradictions in the KJV. Many "Christian" colleges and preachers have a nasty habit of pointing out APPARENT contradictions to their people, but these arguments have been disproven so many times that it is nothing less than disgusting to hear them still being used.
FABLE: New Translations are needed to bring the archaic Old English language up to date. People have trouble understanding the language of the King James Bible.
FACT: The King James language is NOT hard to understand. Most of the so-called "archaic" words are explained by the context of the passage or by comparing the passage with other passages in the Bible where the same word is used. Heady and high-minded people resent the King James language because it is plain and simple, and it isn't in tune with their high-minded vocabulary. In fact, the Grade Level Indicator of the Flesch-Kincaid research company says the King James language is EASIER to understand than the new versions.
We certainly agree that the language of the King James Bible is a unique language, but why shouldn't it be? It's the WORD OF GOD!
FABLE: The King James Bible cannot be infallible because the translators were only men, and all men are sinners. The human element prevents the KJV from being infallible.
FACT: If this is true, then even the ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPHS in Hebrew and Greek were not infallible, because they too were penned by men!
The fact of the matter is that the King James translators were only INSTRUMENTS of preservation (which is exactly what they called themselves in the Dedicatory to the A.V. 1611) God has always been the Divine Preserver of His word (Psalm 12:6-7), but He has used men as tools and instruments of preservation, just as He uses men to teach and preach His words. When men humbly yield themselves to the will of God, God can use them to accomplish His will (Romans 12:1 2), and this is precisely what happened between 1604 and 1611.
FABLE: The King James translators added to the word of God, because the italicized words in the KJV were not in the originals.
FACT: The Italics in the KJV prove that the translators were HONEST in their work. They set the words in italics so we'd know they were not in the manuscripts they were using.
Besides, no one has a copy of the original manuscripts today, so no one knows for certain that the italicized words aren't in them. In fact, there are many cases where we know that the italicized words are justified. For example, notice in Deuteronomy 8:3 that the word "word" is in Italics. However, when Jesus quotes this verse in Matthew 4:4 he INCLUDES the italicized word! If the italicized word does not belong in the Bible, why did the Lord Jesus quote it?
FABLE: The original King James Bible included the Apocrypha in the Old Testament.
FACT: The King James translators knew the Apocrypha was not scripture, so they placed it BETWEEN the Old and New Testament as a HISTORICAL DOCUMENT, not as Scripture.
Friend, don't be deceived by the crafty critics of God's word. LEARN THE FACTS! If you haven't read our other tracts on the KJV, order them soon and read them. Arm yourself with the facts!
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I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth (3 John 4:1)
Copyright 1996 James L. Melton
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Books For Help In Understanding The KJV Controversy:
New Age Bible Versions
This book is the result of an exhaustive six year collation of new Bible versions, their underlying Greek manuscripts, editions, and editors. It objectively and methodically documents the hidden alliance between new versions and the New Age Movement's One World Religion.
The emerging 'new' Christianity -- with its substitution of riches for righteousness, a crown for a cross, and an imitation for a new creation — is shown to be a direct result of the wording in new versions.
Documented are the thousands of words, verses, and doctrines by which new versions will prepare the apostate churches of these last days to accept the religion of the Antichrist — even his mark, image, and Lucifer worship. "THEY WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON" — Revelation 13:4
Each page opens a door exposing new version editors — in agreement with Luciferians, occultists, and New Age philosophy — in mental institutions, séance parlors, prison cells, and court room for heresy trials — and most shocking of all — denying that salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ. Five have lost their ability to speak. "BEWARE OF THE SCRIBES" — Luke 20:46
The Greek manuscripts, critical editions, lexicons and dictionaries behind the new versions are examined, revealing their occult origins, contents, and yet unreleased material — a blueprint for the Antichrist's One World Religion and government. Also presented is the latest research proving that the Authorized King James Version represents not only Christianity's earliest and most widely used Greek text, but is the easiest version to read according to computer analysis based formulas from the Flesch-Kincaid research firm.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Overview: The Message, The Men and the Manuscripts
1. The Mandate: Infiltrate
Part One: They Worshipped The Dragon
2. Praying to a New God
3. Your Father, the Devil
4. The Dragon
5. The One vs. the Holy One
6. His Mark & Masquerade
7. Mystery Babylon the Great
8. Seven Hills: Spires of Satan's Church
Part Two: The New Christianity
9. Men Shall Be Unholy
10. Self-Esteem Dream
11. King James for Kids
12. Finally: They Worshipped Devils
Part Three: Another Gospel & Another God
13. Another Gospel
14. Initiated or In Christ
15. Striving or Saved
16. Gospels & Gods of the New Age
17. The New Earth or A New Age
18. Judgement or Interment
Part Four: Christ or Antichrist
19. Antichrist Is Here
20. Test 1 for Antichrist
21. Antichrist: The World Teacher
22. King of Kings & Lord of Lords
23. Test 2 for Antichrist
24. Test 3 for Antichrist
25. Resurrection or Reincarnation
26. The Ascended Christ or Antichrist
27. The Final Blow
28. The Godhead's Gone
The Men & The Manuscripts
Part One: The Men
29. The Serpent's Scribes
30. The Necromancers
31. The 'New' Greek & Ghosts
32. Silenced Scribes Summon Psychology
33. The Epitaph of Philip Schaff
Part Two: The Manuscripts
34. The Majority Text
35. The Earliest Manuscripts
36. The Modern Greek Editions
37. Inspiration & Preservation
Part Three: Back To The Future
38. The Western Roots of the New Age & New Versions
39. The 1% Manuscripts
40. The Final Bible!
41. The Black Lodge
42. Lucifer's Lexicons
A. Summary: Westcott & Hort
B. The KJV and the Earliest Manuscripts
C. The Seven Seals
Here's what others are saying about this book:
"Unparalleled...may be the most important book ever written." —Texe Marrs
"An outstanding work...The author has certainly done an amazing job of research." —Dr. Henry Morris
"I believe God sent it as a means of waking up Christians for the end times battle with the forces of darkness." -- Wiley Cameron
"By far and away the best and most complete analysis of the King James Version debate that has ever been published. If I could recommend only one book on the King James controversy, I would recommend nothing that I wrote. I would recommend New Age Bible Versions by Riplinger. It is final; it is definitive. I do not believe it will ever be improved upon." —Dr. Peter S. Ruckman
Author: Gail Riplinger
Final Authority exposes the deceit behind many of the common charges leveled against the A.D. 1611 Authorized Version. For instance, having heard of the "inferior scholarship" of the King James translators, one discovers that Dr. John Bois, chairman of the Old Testament committee at Cambridge, was reading and writing Hebrew at age six.
With the fourth-century codices Vaticanus and Sinaiticus being recommended as the two most reliable manuscripts worthy of supplanting the time-honored Textus Receptus, the reader learns the facts of their defective character which reveal their disagreement with each other in over 3,000 places in the Gospels alone.
Having been advised that Mark 16:9-20 should be discarded because it is not found in the "best" manuscripts, the author finds that the actual evidence confirms its mysterious presence in 618 manuscripts while missing in only two, Vaticanus and Sinaiticus.
After hearing the scholars Westcott and Hort venerated as spiritual giants, he becomes acquainted with their personal correspondence in which they endorse evolution, socialism, globalism, disarmament, spiritism, purgatory and communal living while deprecating the inspiration of Scripture, salvation by grace, a literal Heaven and Hell and the United States of America.
In short, Final Authority addresses those issues rarely discussed by critics of the King James Bible. As well as the information given above, the reader will learn the following:
- Who were the King James translators?
- Who were the translators of later Bible versions?
- What's wrong with the NIV?
- Is the New King James really a King James version?
- How involved are Jesuit agents in the attack against the KJV?
- and much more!
Comments by Dr. Jack Hyles:
When I was a young preacher, the battle was over how to interpret the Bible. Now, almost half a century later, the battle is over the Bible itself. Then, the battle was over what the Bible TAUGHT. Today the battle is over what the Bible IS. Then, it was a battle over interpretation. Now, it is a battle over inspiration and preservation. Then, it was a battle over difference of doctrine. Now, it is a battle over where we get our doctrine. Then, it was a battle over the flow. Now, it is a battle over the source. Then, it was a battle over what Truth says. Now the battle is over what truth is. I have given the few years that I have left to the defense and propagation of the King James Bible.
Years ago I had a secretary who took dictation from me. When the first letters were given me to sign, I noticed that they were not exactly the same words that I dictated. I called her to my office to ask why. She informed me that she had changed my words a little so they could be more easily understood. I informed her that she was "fired." Every church in America should do the same to every pastor who changes the words so they will be more easily understood and to every theologian who does the same. Think what could have happened if all of the hours that have been spent changing the Bible had been spent preaching the Bible and spreading its message.
Bill Grady is right in his defense of the Bible. He has worked tirelessly and, he and his family have sacrificed financially to expose the versions for exactly what they are - versions, and to show us that the King James is not A version, but THE Bible. May God bless him for it, and use it to "fire" the secretaries (theologians and preachers) who change the "dictation." —Dr. Jack Hyles
Comments by Dr. Dallas Dobson
Today many nationally know pastors, evangelists, Christian psychologists and other prominent Christians are endorsing, promoting and sometimes selling a book they call the "Bible". Many of these translations or transliterations, leave out passages or change words that result in robbing Christ of His Deity. They leave the impression that Jesus was just another good man with a new philosophy. In some passages, the new Bibles are in direct contradiction of the 1611 King James Bible.
It is impossible for both to be right. Only one can be the Truth. Final Authority gives you the truth about the Truth. After reading this book, one is fully convinced that the 1611 King James Bible is the true Word of God. —Dr. Dallas Dobson.
Author: Dr. William P. Grady
Comments by Dr. Shelton Smith
“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
Is the King James Bible Inspired or Preserved?
What Is That Book You Hold In Your Hand?
Dr. Jack Hyles On the King James Bible
The Battle For God's Word