The King James Bible is Inspired

By David J. Stewart
December 2009 | Updated December 2016

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.”

       There 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!

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.

King James Bible Inspiration
(a great MP3 defense of the Christian faith by Pastor David Baker)

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.

“The only inspired Words of God are in the King James Bible!” —Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “THE REAL BATTLE!”)

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.

“The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!” —Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES!”)

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.”

The Hyles-Anderson College I Attended Doesn't Exist Anymore!

David J. Stewart | December 2016

I originally made this webpage in May of 2007 to promote my home Bible college. Little did I know that the next year in 2008, Pastor Jack Schaap would go against Brother Hyles and drastically change the church's (and consequently the college's) position on the inspiration and accuracy of the beloved King James Bible. Dr. Hyles warned about anyone who questions the inspiration and accuracy of the King James Bible...

“And brother, any time anybody ever casts any reflection upon the accuracy and the inspiration—verbal inspiration—of this Bible, I'll guarantee you he was inspired by the demons. I'll guarantee you! I don't care if he's got a 'reverend' in front of his name. I don't care if he has a clerical collar on. I don't care what school he's been to. He's of the Devil if he says that the Bible is not verbally inspired by God!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a great quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Satan's Masterpiece

Respectfully, from the quote you just read, according to Brother Hyles, and I agree with him, Dr. Schaap was inspired by demons! Please read my article, “Was Brother Hyles “Disrespectful” to People for Exposing Satan's Corrupted Bible Versions?” The holy Bible is under attack like never before! Most of the churches are being deceived. Thank God for faithful men of God like Pastor Jack Hyles and Dr. Russell Anderson, who stand firm upon the inspiration and perfection of the beloved King James Bible!!! I have struggled with mixed emotions since 2008 when First Baptist Church of Hammond (FBCH) changed their position on the King James Bible, but I never strayed from what I learned at HAC when brother Hyles was still with us. I know many members of FBCH and HAC have also struggled through all this. Dr. Hyles is correct—a fundamentalist is not someone who simply believes the fundamentals of the Bible; but rather, it is someone who has separated from those who no longer believe the fundamentals...

“It is rather popular to define the term 'fundamentalist' as one who believes the fundamentals; for example, one who believes the verbal inspiration of the Bible, the deity of Christ, the virgin birth, the vicarious death, the bodily resurrection and the second coming. Now, to be sure, such a one believes the fundamentals, but the term 'fundamentalist' probably should not be ascribed to him if he is still a member of an apostate denomination. The term 'fundamentalist' is given not to those who simply believe the aforementioned fundamentals but to those who have separated themselves from those who do not. This brings the doctrine of separation into focus as a vital and necessary part of being a fundamentalist.” [emphasis added]

SOURCE: What is a Fundamentalist?”; Chapter 15, from the great book, “Jack Hyles Speaks On Biblical Separation”

Praise God for the minority of courageous fundamentalist Christians who have “come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord” (2nd Corinthians 6:17b). My heart is with FBCH and HAC, and always will be, but as long as they are presently denying the inspiration and accuracy of the King James Bible, I cannot stand behind them. I breaks my heart that my home college no longer stands behind me as one of their graduates, because I am preaching the same exact truth that Brother Hyles taught and preached!!! God help us! I go into full detail in my needful article, Was Brother Hyles “Disrespectful” to People for Exposing Satan's Corrupted Bible Versions?

Kindly, the bottom line is that FBCH (who control HAC) must decide who is right, Dr. Hyles or Dr. Schaap. Both men cannot be correct! Dr. Hyles said that the King James Bible is both inspired and accurate. Dr. Schaap said that the King James Bible is neither inspired nor accurate. FBCH today says the originals were inspired, and the King James Bible is preserved. They won't say it's inspired!!! I gladly stand with Dr. Russell Anderson, Brother Hyles, Bob Gray Sr. and Dr. Ray Young, in their stand for the inspiration of the King James Bible!!!

(By Dr. Jack Hyles - A solid defense of the King James Bible)

“There is a planned, plotted, plot, right now... This isn't over Jack Hyles—This is over fundamentalism! These are evangelicals fighting fundamentalists! That's what it's all about. And their effort is to destroy Hyles-Anderson College! Over my dead body...” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the May 14, 1989 sermon, “Weathering The Storm!

“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

Pastor Jack Hyles Believed That the King James Bible is INSPIRED

Pastor Lee Roberson Believed That the King James Bible is INSPIRED

The Words of Life

You're Fired!

Battle for God's Word

“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)

Books and Printed Sermons

Booklets by Dr. John R. Rice

“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

KJB Inspired Or Preserved?


Dr. William P. Grady Reads His Book 'FINAL AUTHORITY'
(an awesome 12 hour book defending KJB!)

Beware Of Corrupt Alexandrian Bible Revisions
(Satan produces more Bibles than anyone!)

The Battle For God's Word (.PDF file)

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