KJV Bible

One Bible
What is the truest source of knowing the facts about the Bible? The Bible itself! If a man believes in the Bible as God’s Word then he must believe what the Bible says about itself. We call that faith.

I had a black brother in Sacramento, California that was a great witness for the Lord wherever he went. Sitting on the bus one day by a well dressed man he handed him a tract and tried to strike up a conversation. But the man handed the tract back and said, “Here, keep it, I don’t believe in God.”

Brother James took the tract back and after a pause he said to the man, “Why don’t you believe in God?”

Because I have never seen Him, I have never touched Him and I have never heard Him! Anything that I cannot experience with my senses is not real. How you can believe in a God is beyond me.”

Brother James paused again and then finally asked, “Do you have a backbone?”

“Of course I do,” replied the gentleman.

“But you ain’t never seen it, you haven’t touched it and it shore hasn’t talked to you! So, how do you know you got a backbone?”

“Because I can feel it, that why.”

“Yes, sir, and that why I believe in God, cause I can feel him, uuuh huu!”

With that the man moved to another seat. But be sure he went home and thought of his encounter with faith that day.

Faith is the substance (confidence) of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) That is, faith is confidence in the evidence! The kingdom of God is established in the final authority of God. Men have through the ages tried to wrest that authority from God and take it upon themselves. In these last days Satan is putting up a last stand battle to dilute and corrupt the authority of God’s Word by multiplying different versions that say different things. But this offensive of Satan is not coming from without the church but from within!

Sometimes the translator uses vulgarity referring to the gods going to the toilet and using the word S.O.B. as one version does, to lessen our respect for the Word. Any sensible person knows that its better to use euphemisms as the Word of God does. But some modern translators take great pleasure in translating the Biblical terms into street talk “and this way it is more relative to the modern age we’re living in.” That is bunk! It is a devilish tactic to make the Word of God appear vulgar when it is not necessary.

Sometimes the translators insert notes into the modern translations saying that the earliest MSS do not have this verse in them (implying someone added something to the text). In many cases these are downright lies and the earliest parchments do indeed have those texts. Textual critics take a lot upon themselves that could be damning when they delete whole sections of a text or a verse insisting it does not belong based on their authority.

Sometimes the translators omit very important words referring to the virgin birth, holiness, the supernatural or the deity of Jesus.

In most all cases they use corrupted Greek MSS when translating and not even the same Greek text used to translate the King James Bible. Most Christians do not know that. These Greek MSS they use are known to be corrupted. One good example is the corrupted Vaticanus MS that belongs to the Roman Catholic library supposedly written about A.D. 350 by order of Constantine, then Emperor of Rome when he became a “Christian.” It is documented by the translation committee of the NIV that they used this corrupted MS as the basis of their translation of the NIV.

The facts are all out there for any and every Christian to learn the truth by. Have they become so soft and intellectual that they base their faith on what the modernists and the “herd” are doing and leading the church to follow those religiously correct movements at the cost of throwing off the authority of what God’s Word says about itself?

I am skeptical of any man’s love, or publisher, or church that thinks it is perfectly correct to quote from many Bibles translated from different Greek texts that say different things. They throw off their orthodoxy and the historical doctrines of the church’s past denying the heritage of Fundamentalism while at the same time taking on the way of the heathen (textual criticism is a natural science that functions apart from faith). It is the ultimate duplicity for those who claim to believe in “The Word of God” to look to the sciences of confessed atheist and heathen, that base their conclusions on scientific evidence, while crying out to God to send a revival to the church. Our creed must be aligned with our cry. It appears that certain men want to appear as authorities on the Bible through the sciences even it is at the cost of contradicting what the Word of God says about itself.

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

Let us make this brief defense of the single preserved text (Textus Recepticus); That what God’s Word says about itself is the truth. Some great men have through the centuries, and especially in recent years made in-depth studies into the origins of the Greek text from which we have translated our King James Bible and found more than ample evidence to substantiate your faith in the KJV and the Greek text from which it was translated. So if we are going to defend the Bible then let us allow it to defend itself.

It has been said that truth is like a lion. You never have to defend the truth, it defends itself with much more strength and power than you can offer. So it is with the Word of God.

God has put a warning label on His Word!
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4:2.

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:18-19.

Would God Himself allow His Word to be corrupted if He forbid others to corrupt it? Men may corrupt the Word by misinterpreting it, but they shall never corrupt the revelation God has put into tangible form for the posterity of His people!

JESUS HAD FAITH IN THE PRESERVED WORD OF GOD!
Matthew 11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. Jesus quoted the Word from generations past W/confidence. I do the same today.

TRUTH IS LIGHT, A CONSTANT IT NEVER CHANGES – GOD NEVER CHANGES!
Romans 16:26 – But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

If truth is a constant and that truth is the truth of the Living God who is omniscient, how could He, or, would He stand by and allow His Word which he sent forth intended for the generations to come to be corrupted so that men in the end time would not have His original Word?

If God is omniscient and a God of truth and light, would it not be consistent with His nature of love to providentially preserve a text of His revelation to man?

If it is in the power of God to providentially preserve His Word through the ages would resort to being derelict in preserving something as supreme as His revelation to man?

We conclude there is no logic to the theory that all MSS are of the same quality. Some are corrupted and known to have been corrupted while others showing harmony and good origin distinguish a text that has been providentially preserved. And, that were is much scholarly evidence to substantiate this fact.

HOW CAN THE WORD OF GOD BE TRUE AND CORRUPTED AT THE SAME TIME?
Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; Luke 1:2.

What good is Luke’s attention to details and the records of the early church if the preserved account we have has been corrupted with time? There would have been no reason for preserving the record unless it was God’s intention to preserve a text for the posterity of the church and mankind. Once you conclude that we do not have a pure text that was supernaturally and providentially preserved by God’s oversight, then you have a text that is not trustworthy and has become mauled by intellectuals and Gnostics through the ages. We thus further conclude that if this is the case then we have NO absolute authority in the Word of God and that by these multiplied Greek texts and numberless English translations a man may choose his beliefs from those books with great diversity. But if there is indeed an original preserved record was kept true and reliable, you have established the great preserving principle of singular authority essential to government and the order of things.

God is not the author of confusion! Without the single preserved text you have just that – confusion.

Today there is confusion and debate among the textual critics themselves.

You have debate and confusion between the modernist textual critics and those scholars who contend for the God preserved text and the Authorized Version of the English Bible;

You have confusion in every church service where multiple Bible translations are being used by the people. They sometimes cannot even follow the preacher reading his text.

CERTAINTY IS DESTROYED IF GOD’S RECORD IS CORRUPTED
Luke 1:4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

Luke 4:17 And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written.

Jesus quoted from Isaiah 740 years after Isaiah wrote the text He quoted.

Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Did God preserve the Scriptures thru the Jews until Christ came and then after the church would become the most dependant upon divine knowledge, allow those Scriptures to be corrupted and changed by Satanic whim? Just when the great gospel of salvation was being presented to the world, God suddenly allowed His Word to be declared untrustworthy? The scholars and Westcott/Hort people want us to believe that.

GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION!
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Life comes by believing the Scriptures that testify of Jesus! But if that Scripture is corrupted, how can we know what is true and what is fraudulent, what is written of God, of man, of Satan? It can only be trusted and true if it is the original and inspired and Providentially Preserved Word of God!

A CORRUPTED TEXT DENIES OMNIPOTENCE
God and not the scholars are unerring! “Ireneus revised the NT twice.” He did? Were you there? Textual critics put notes in the text of holy Scriptures without giving any absolute proof of documentation. Scholarship at its best is only as accurate as the next change it makes on its assertions! Later evidence now indicates Ireneous did NOT make a any retention of the text in his possession. Later copies of his text were found and had not changes from texts previous to his possession of them!

MY WORD SHALL NOT RETURN VOID
Isaiah 55:11 – So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper {in the thing} whereto I sent it.

Psalms 12:6-7 – The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. (7) Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

PURITY IMPLIES TO BE WITHOUT ANY FOREIGN MATTER
Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts; and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

For Further Reading

To establish your faith by knowledge you need only to go on the internet and search the word “KJV” (in quotes as we have it here) and then marvel at the number of scholars and sources that present irrefutable evidence that the Greek text, the Textus Recepticus is indeed well supported by textual criticism as being the authentic text God inspired.

The Byzentine Text Type & New Testament Textual Criticism : by Harry W. Sturz:

The King James Version Defended: by Edward F. Hills, Yale graduate – excellent!

Final Authority : by William P. Grady. Outstanding!
Order from; Grady Publications Inc, P. O. Box 506, Schereville, IN 46375.

Which Bible? Edited by David Otis Fuller. A collection of writers who defended the KJV. Treats the defense of last 12 verses of Mark 16 and John 8; The corruptions and errors in the Westcott/Hort Greek text. Fully indexed.

Trinitarian Bible Society: 217 Kingston Road, London, S. W. 19, England.
(Provide many scholarly and well documented publications, position papers
defending the preserved Greek text and the accuracy of the Authorized Version (KJV). The theology of Westcott/Hort: (booklet from Trinity plus many, many other excellent booklets)

Let’s weight the Evidence: by Barry Burton

“King James Fans” (?): by E. L. Bynum. A worthy defense of the AV addressed to critics of the ` AV. Out of print but worth having if you can find it.

Psalm 12:6-7 and Bible Preservation: by Jack Moorman.
(Foundation Magazine, March-April 1994.)

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