King James Bible – 2

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King James 2

Ok, we are in a short series of lessons on the Authority of the Authorized King James Version.  We are showing 12 reasons why the King James is the Word of God.  Thus far we have seen the following reasons:  God promised to preserve His words, the Authorized Version was translated under a God ordained English King.  It has no copyright, and we determined that God always translates perfectly.  Another reason we learned the King James is the Word is because it produces good fruit, plus the King James translators believed they were handling the very Words of God.

Today’s lesson will start with another reason why the KJB is the Word, and that is 3 – because the King James Translators were honest in their work.  The critics of the KJV enjoy making a fuss about the words in italics, which were added by the translators, but the argument is entirely unnecessary and unfair.

The italic words in the KJV actually prove that the translators were honest in their work.  When translating from one language to another, the idioms change, in other words, a word in one language may have a slightly different meaning than the same word in another language.  Therefore it makes it necessary to add certain words to help the reader grasp the full meaning of the text.  When the KJV translators added such words they set them in italics so we’d know these words were added, unlike we find in so many new versions today, which do not use italics. 

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Besides, no one has ever proven that these italic words are not the words of God, because no one has “the originals” to check them with.  In fact, we know for sure that the translators were led by the Holy Spirit to add at least some of the italicized words.

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One good example of this is found in 2nd Samuel 21:19.  When the translators came to this verse in the Hebrew text, they noticed that an exact translation would give Elhanan credit for slaying Goliath, but we know from 1sr Chron. 20:5 that he actually slew the brother of Goliath.  So the KJV translators added the words “the brother of” to 2nd Sam. 21:19.  If the Lord has not led them to do so, then 2nd Sam. 21:19 would contradict 1st Chron. 20:5 (as it does in the New World Translation.) 

Another fine example is 1st John 2:23.   The translators were right in adding the italicized words.

As you can see, the words “he is” are in italics.  According to many scholars they should be omitted, but according to the apostle Peter they should not be omitted.  Peter quotes Psalm 16:8 in Acts 2:25 and he uses the italicized words!  How did the translators know this if the Lord did not lead them? 

The italics in the King James Bible are the marks of an honest translation, for no one added these words to mislead us, or to change the word of God.  They added the words to help us, and they set the words in italics so we’d know where they were added. That’s honesty.  I know the KJV is the word of God, because the translators were more honest in their work than any of the modern Bible translators. 

The KJV is the Word of God

Another reason I know the KJV is the word of God is because all the new translations compare themselves to the KJV.  The new versions do not compare themselves with each other, because they’re too busy comparing themselves with one book, the King James Bible.  This fact alone proves that there is something very special and unique about the KJV.

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Why does everyone line up in opposition against the King James Bible?  Why not attack one another?  That’s easy: Satan has no desire to divide his own kingdom (Matt. 12:26).  His desire is to discredit the word of God, not himself; so he attacks only one book, God’s Book, the KJV.

Those who oppose the KJV are unsure of themselves, for they have no Final Authority; so they despise those of us who do have an Authority.  They’re unstable, insecure, dishonest, and very inconsistent.  They’re all terrified of one book, the KJV, and they’ll stop short of nothing in their efforts to rid the body of Christ of that Book.

The Standard

I know the KJV is the word of God, because it’s the standard which all others use for comparison.

  The Laodicean period is the last church period before the Second Coming of Christ.  It is the last of the seven church periods in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.  One can clearly see that we are living in the Laodicean period today by simply comparing modern churches to the church of Revelation 3:14.  This lukewarm period began toward the end of the 1800’s and will continue until Christ returns.  The new versions fit well into the lukewarm churches because they are lukewarm “bibles.” 

The Authorized Version, however, was translated long before the Laodicean churches appeared.  It was translated during the Philadelphia church period, which is the best church period of all.  It was the church that the Lord Jesus commended for keeping his word (Rev. 3:8-10).

In 1611

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  There was no “scientific” crowd around in 1611 to put pressure on the translators.   There was no civil rights movement going on at this time to influence the work of these men.  The women were not screaming for “equal rights”, and the humanists and socialists had not yet taken control. 

 The open public denial of God’s word and the deity of Christ were practically unheard of among ministers.  It wasn’t until the twentieth century that professing Christianity became flooded with lukewarm preachers who would be willing to compromise the word of God for self-gain. 

ork in church history occurred between 1700 and 1900, so it makes perfect sense that God would have a Bible ready for this great work, and He did – the KJV.  Unfortunately, the new translations appeared a bit late on the scene!  Think about that.  I know the KJV is the word of God because of the time in history in which it was translated. 

Innocent until proven quilty

Another reason I know the KJV is the word of God is because no one has ever proven that the KJV is not God’s Word.  Has anyone proven it guilty?  No.  Has any scholar actually proven that there are errors in the King James Bible?  No.  Enemies of the KJV delight in ignoring the facts about the Authorized Version, while never proving anything.   I know the KJV is the word of God, because over 400 years, no one has ever proven otherwise.

Another reason the KJV is the word of God is because of the manuscript evidence.   Only a very deceived individual could believe that the new versions are equal to the King James Bible. Ninety-five percent of all evidence supports the text of the King James Authorized Version.  The new versions are supported by the remaining five percent evidence. 

The New Bibles

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 They also include the Apocrypha, which the Lord Jesus Christ excluded from the Old Testament in Luke 24:44.  All new versions contain readings from these corrupt manuscripts, and all new versions use their tiny five percent evidence to attack the ninety-five percent majority text of the King James Bible.

The Texus Receptus (received text) from which the King James Bible came can be traced back to Antioch, Syria, where the disciples were first called Christians and where Paul and Barnabus  taught the word of God for a whole year (Acts 11:26).  

We don’t need an Egyptian version, for Egypt is a type of the WORLD in the Bible.  God called His people OUT of Egypt (Exod. 3 – 14), and God called His Son out of Egypt (Hos.11:1 with Matt. 2:13-15).  Why, the Bible says that “every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians” in Gen. 46:34 and the Lord Jesus Christ is called a Shepherd in John chapter ten.  

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Then there’s the Roman text, also known as the “Western Text”.  The harlot of Revelation 17 is a perfect description of the Roman Catholic Church, which has persecuted Christians for thousands of years.  Romans persecuted the Christians in Acts 18:2, and in 70 AD the Romans destroy Jerusalem.  Rome is the “dreadful and terrible” beast of Daniel chapter 7, and Christ will destroy the “Revised Roman Empire” at the Second Coming (Dan. 2:7; and Rev. 13).  It has been estimated that Rome is guilty of the blood of some 200 million people who have rejected her corrupt system.  A “bible” from Rome is another thing we can live without.

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  The word of God speaks positively of Antioch, and negatively of Rome and Egypt.  We should take the best and dump the rest!  I know the King James Bible is the word of God because of the manuscript evidence.

Exalting the Lord

And last but not least I know the King James is the Word of God because it exalts the lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus said, Joh 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.  A real Bible will testify of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The true word of God will always exalt Jesus Christ, and it will never attack His Deity, His Virgin Birth, His Blood Atonement, His Bodily Resurrection, His Glorious Second Coming, or any other doctrines concerning His person.  However, the new versions attack all of the fundamental doctrines concerning the Lord Jesus Christ at one time or another.

By perverting the many important verses of scripture which deal with the fundamental doctrines of Christ, the new bibles have a continuous attack launched against our Savior.  The new versions have an extreme bitter hatred toward the Authorized Version and the way it gives the Lord Jesus Christ the preeminent place.

The King James Bible never attacks our Lord.  More than any book in the world, the Authorized Version of the Protestant Reformation exalts the Lord Jesus Christ.  If we had no other reason for receiving the Authorized Version as the Word of God, this reason alone should be enough to convince any true believer, for how could we not become suspicious of the new versions for making such changes.  I know the King James Bible is the word of God because it always exalts the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Authorized King James Part 1

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King James 1

Love believes all things.  Now we all believe and love the Word of God.  Then why would it not be just as important to discover why we believe it, trust it, and love it?  Nothing is more important than the Word of God.  It is what we live by.  And if it is what we live by, then I want it to come from God, and not man.  Man will let you down and God won’t.

This study series will show that a truth worth learning is a truth worth telling.  Many teachers and preachers across our land talk about “preferring” and “using”, but I have not heard them speak much about “believing.”  They are taught in college how to use, prefer, or recommend, but they are not taught on how to believe.

 Thank God I don’t have that problem.  We need not play make-believe about the Word of God.  I believe it.  The King James Bible is the preserved and infallible words of God.  They can call me anything they want to, a King James only nut or whatever, but at least I’m screwed on the right bolt.  I don’t go by what some other man claims by his religious thinkology.  My Bible does not merely contain the Word of God; it is the Word of God.  I’m sure of it, and we will see several reasons the KJB is the Word of God.

Psa 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.  Psa 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.  Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Preserved Word

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These words state clearly that God’s preserved word must be available to us today, because God promised to preserve it for us.  There must be an infallible book somewhere.

A fellow told me one time, he said, “All translations are God’s word, not just one.  That’s impossible, because the various translations contain different readings, and God is not the author of confusion according to 1st Cor. 14:33. 

If everyone is innocent, then where are those said to be guilty of subtracting from and adding to the Word of God according to Rev. 22:18-19?  God could not have warned us about Bible perversions if it would not be a reality.  According to the scriptures, there must be a single book that is the Word of God, and there must be many involved in corrupting the Word of God.

Infallible, according to the Webster’s dictionary mean “not capable or being wrong.”   However, I know many people who believe the King James Bible to be an infallible book.  Why?  Because they know that the one true God has the one true book.  You remember, the same God in John chapter 1 that says “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.”  If my God is infallible, then His Word is infallible.  And all, I mean all, the modern day perversions, are wrong, they are fallible.  Look what God said:

God’s Word will never pass away

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4 – Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.  If His words didn’t pass away, then where are they?  I want to read them.  There has to be a perfect volume somewhere.  I know the King James Bible is the Word of God because God promised to preserve His words.

The Authorized Version Was Translated Under A God-Ordained English King.  The main subject of the Bible is the kingdom which God intends to give to His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will be crowned “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords”, according to Revelation 19:16.

Unlike the modern versions, the KJB was translated under a king.  The Kings name was “James,” which is the English word for “Jacob”, whom God renamed “Israel”, because he had power with God and with men (Gen. 32:28).

The new versions have been translated in America, which is not a monarchy.  God’s form of government is a theocratic monarchy, not a democracy.  

Inspiration and Preservation

Another reason I know the KJB to be the Word of God, is because it has no copyright.  The original crown copyright of 1611 forbids no one today from reprinting the Authorized Version.  It was only copyrighted then to allow the printer to finance the publication.  For over 400 years now we have been printing millions of copies of KJB’s without requesting permission from anyone.  Over 800 million copies of the Authorized Version have been printed with no one paying royalties.  This cannot be said of the new translations.

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That it bears no copyright allows printing ministries throughout the world to print millions of copies each year for the mission field.  I know the King James Bible is the Word of God because it has no copyright.

Another reason the KJB is the Word, is because God always translates perfectly.  2Sa 3:10 To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul.  Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  Heb 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death.

Translation

If you noticed God was the one doing the translating each time.  What’s the point?  The point is that a translation can be perfect, if

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Obviously God assisted them in their translating by the leadership of the Holy Spirit, and He assisted the King James translators.  The scholars will never understand this, for most have quenched the Holy Spirit in their own lives by looking to higher education for truth, rather than seeking the Lord’s leadership according to John 16:13.

The Holy Spirit who inspired the Word of God through “holy men of God”, (2nd Peter 1:21), can quite guide His servants to keep the words which Jesus told us to keep (Jn. 14:23).  The KJB translators were merely instruments which God used in translating and preserving His Word.  I know the King James is the Word of God, because God can very use anyone He pleases as his very own instruments of righteousness to, preserve His Word.

Good Fruit

Another reason it is the Word is because it produces good fruit.  The Lord Jesus said that every good tree will bring forth good fruit, and we can know them by their fruits. (Matt. 7: 17-20).

God had the KJV translated to bring forth fruit, and it has been very obedient to the call.  The greatest preachers of the past four centuries have been King James Bible Believers.  Billy Sunday is said to have led more than one millions people to Christ, and he was a KJV believer.  Spurgeon, Moody, Whitfield, and Wesley were all KJV men, and the list goes on.  God has richly blessed the ministries of such as these because they stayed busy obeying His Word rather than questioning its authority.

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The new translations produce evil fruit.  The modern perversions of scripture are producing infidels who do not even know the Word of God, much less where to find it. 

The new translations produce spiritual babies totally incapable of discussing Bible Doctrine.  The new versions produce newer versions, which produce money for the publishers, and 1st Tim. 6:10 tells us the love of money is the root of all evil.

Bearing Witness

The Holy Spirit does not bear witness to the modern translations, but he bears witness to the King James. I spent several years of my Christian life not being aware of the big debate going on these days between King James Bible believers and New Age Version Believers.   

The KJV produces good fruit, because the Holy Spirit bears witness to it like no other book in the world.  It’s easier to memorize than any new version, and the beautiful old English language gives the reader the impression he is reading a Book very different and far superior to the rest.  It reads different because it is different, and it is different because it has a different Author.  We shall know them by “their fruit”, and I know the King James Bible is the Word of God because it produces good fruit.

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  1Th 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

Sin in the heart

Like the serpent of Genesis 3:1, modern translators approach the scriptures in skepticism, saying, “Yeah, hath God Said?”  This was the

first recorded sin in the Bible, and it still runs rapid through the hearts and minds of most scholars and new version promoters.
God has always allowed such people to be deceived because of the idols in their hearts (Eze. 14:1-9, 2nd Thess. 2:10, 1st Kings 22) A man who lacks faith in God’s Word is in no condition to translate it.

The KJV translators were not like this. Their scholarship far exceeded that of modern translators, yet they remained humble and allowed God to use them to produce an infallible masterpiece. They didn’t set out to “judge” and “correct” the Word of God.  I know the King James Bible is the Word of God because the KJV translators believed it themselves.

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Any questions or comments you may have for Bible Buddy, please let me know in the comment section.  If we don’t have the answer we will find the answer.  Finally, our purpose is to help you any way we can.  Bible Buddy has over 20 years of teaching experience along with different approaches for the soul- winning experience.  We have seen literally thousands give their life to Christ.  We also offer thousands of products and gifts from “The Jerusalem Gift Shop.”  There can be a one day delivery for any item.  These products come directly from Jerusalem and the town of Bethlehem.  Click to visit the store HERE!  Thanks and we wish you well!  Please check out the video episodes of “What is the big deal with the KJV”, and the custom ministry website below.