It is necessary and in fact very critical to read about the King James Only issue as it pertains to the food for your spirit. Its like food for the body, there’s a good reason why you don’t eat rotten food or poison as you know its harmful to your health. Similarly, the food for our spirit should be pure, free from leaven – untainted, un-mingled with worldly influence and man’s doctrines and ideologies. It should be free from the corruption of unclean hands and poisonous lies intentionally put in by evil men with worldly, corrupt and wicked agendas. For we know they have subtly “crept in unawares” since the early beginnings. This is why we need to be aware of what we read and decide which bible to put our trust on.
First of all, God is able to preserve His word and so we have it now with us, just as our forefathers always had it before…
see Psalm 12:6-7~
6 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.
Where to expect its going to come from?
“And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”
Who may we expect to publish it?
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.”
Fact#1: there’s a huge amount of manuscripts supporting the textus receptus (TR) which came from Antioch, the indicator of true bible nesting grounds, the word ‘Christian’ being coined for the first time there. The KJV is derived from that same TR text. The preservation of the texts and the multitude of identical works are indeed witnessing with each other the fulfillment of the promise of God to preserve His word forever.
Fact#2: The Authorized King James Version has survived for 400 years since its release in 1611. It was the era where the English language was reaching its grandure, a time of literature in its peak. Later, some of the original old English words’ spellings would change though the form and essence of the words themselves and their meanings remain the same, preserved all through the centuries. Being the last major English translation that came directly from the uncorrupted text, it is witnessed by not only a handful but many collaborating translations before it (after being meticulously stripped of all the denominational and political nuances that they previously carried), the translators stuck to only the exact word meanings of the then existent manuscripts and set aside the various political influences from corrupting the very text. This purification of the words and the preservation of its true equivalence to the text has been wrought to provide us with the pure word of God in English. And this Bible never changed, it never contradicted itself, never proven wrong and yes, the same word meanings are still relevant today. Why settle for the newer ones coming out in the modern day which are heavily stained by contradictions, errors and raise doubts about the purity of its translators not to mention its source. Here’s an eye opener – the Authorized King James version or AKJV is the only one that will stand out against the rest of the modern translated bibles combined -on issues that deal with: the Diety of Christ, the Identity of the devil, the path to Salvation and the presence of the Spirit of God in it.
Simple tests: compare the all other bibles with the AKJV on these verses (from OT to NT)-
- Test of the identity of the fourth person in the Fiery Furnace: Daniel 3:25: “He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” the modern bibles have “…son of the gods…” but even ol’ Neb knew who the fourth person was… next verse (26 ) says “Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.” Don’t ever let the critics tell you Nebuchadnezzar didn’t know better who Jesus was, he very well did.
- Test of the identity of the one who fell from Heaven: Isaiah 14:12: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! ” on the other hand, the other bibles did 2 things- 1.) hide Satan by removing his name ‘Lucifer’ and 2.) put in ‘Day Star’ something that is attributed to Jesus Christ in 2Peter 1:19: “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: ” talk about double jeopardy on this one!
- Test of having the true Spirit of God in it: 1John 4: “2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” Here the other bibles remove “come in the flesh” in the verse that describes the spirit of antichrist. Devious but they shot themselves on the foot, I guess they cant help admitting it. You don’t have to go to bible school to figure out which bible has the true Spirit of God.
- Test of the way to Salvation: Acts 8:37: “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” The other bibles just gutted this out of its pages, why??? this is the very salvation of our souls! the only thing that really matters.
- Test of the Bible being inspired by God thru holy men: 2Peter 1:21: “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” In other versions, the ‘holy’ in holy men is gone, these other bibles were done by, logically speaking, un-holy-men.
Fact#3: The oldest publishing house and oldest university press still in existence today is Cambridge. These are the same folks who carry the corrected, shall we say, more exact typography (no mistakes, proper spelling, all correct text) of the King James Bible. Get the Pure Cambridge Edition of the KJV. The acid test include the following verses:
1. “or Sheba” not “and Sheba” in Joshua 19:2
2. “sin” not “sins” in 2 Chronicles 33:19
3. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Job 33:4
4. “whom ye” not “whom he” in Jeremiah 34:16
5. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Ezekiel 11:24
6. “flieth” not “fleeth” in Nahum 3:16
7. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Matthew 4:1
8. “further” not “farther” in Matthew 26:39
9. “bewrayeth” not “betrayeth” in Matthew 26:73
10. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Mark 1:12
11. “spirit” not “Spirit” in Acts 11:28
12. “spirit” not “Spirit” in 1 John 5:8