The Authority of the King James Version of the Bible

 

I have given you my reasons for preferring the KJV above all others in my Introduction page. Below, however, is literary evidence of how all other versions have been corrupted by using the so called “better manuscripts” for their translations.

LESSON SHEET: The King James Bible, the Preserved Word of God in the English Language...

(Research by Floyd Nolen Jones, Ph.D.)

Introduction...Our efforts in critiquing modern translations are not in any way intended

to deprive the common man from having the Bible translated into comprehendible

English. In fact, the King James Bible - and the Textus Receptus from which its New

Testament flowed - were, indeed, concerted efforts to place an accurate translation of

the Scriptures into the discernable language of the common man.

1. Authority of a King...

The 1611 Bible has the authority and power of a King of Israel. The birth lineage of

King James of England can be traced back to King David of Israel. "The words of

the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times"

(Psalm 12:6 - A Psalm of King David).

II. Intermittent Mutilation and Corruption of the Biblical Text...

King Jehoiakim "... sat in the winterhouse ... and there was a fire in the hearth burning

before him. And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut

it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was

consumed in the fire that was on the hearth. Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their

garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.” Jeremiah

36:22-24).

This blatant practice continued even in Paul's day: "For we are not as many, which

corrupt the word of God (Il Corinthians 2:17). It should, then, come as no surprise that

Origen Adamantius (c. A.D. 185–254), who did not accept the full deity of Christ,

actually removed portions of Scripture during the early Christian era. He identified with

the Ebionites who believed in the Messianic character of Jesus, but denied his deity

and supernatural origin - while rejecting the writings of Paul as those of an apostate. 1.2

The manuscripts produced by these non-believers were in modern times mandated for

use by Brook Foss Westcott (1825-1903) and Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828-

1892) (two non-Christian Anglican ministers) as they guided the Revision Committee of

1871-1881 in translating the English Revised Version. The efforts of these infidelic

theologians resulted in the acceptance of Codex Sinaiticus Aleph and Codex Vaticanus

B as older, superior manuscripts; when, in fact, these manuscripts survived from

antiquity only because they were shunned by early Christian leaders as having been

corrupted by Origen, et al.

Kaufmann Kohler, Jewish Encyclopedia (Irenaeus, “Adversus Haereses," i. 262; Origen, “Contra

Celsum,” ii, 1; Hippolytus, “Refutatio Haereses,” vii. 34; Jerome, Commentary on Isaiah, i. 3, 12; on Matt.

Xii. 13).

-Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, Loeb Classical Library, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1980)Vol. 1, Bk

iii, ch. 27

Samuel Gipp, An Understandable History of the Bible, 1987, Bible Believer's Press, P.O. Box 1249,

Pottstown, PA, 19464

Ill. Origen - the Fountainhead of modern Biblical Text Corruption...

Aquila of Sinope (80-135 A.D.), an Ebionite predecessor of Origen, was removed from the Christian community and assailed by Irenaeus as a wicked perverter of Scripture.Yet, Origen considered the Ebionite literary works "inspired" and included them in his "bible." He held to most of the same heretical beliefs. Following is a brief composite gleaned from documented sources depicting Origen's doctrines. 5 He believed:

IV. The Uncorrupted Word of God Lives on...

But the old King James Bible survives in beauty and power, as vital as ever! More than six billion copies have been published. William Tyndale, whose translation gave us about 70% of the original 1611 King James Bible was choked to death and burned at the stake for giving us God's Word in common English. And his efforts bear fruit to this very day.

 

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The Power to Love

1 Pet. 4:8-9  And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall

cover the multitude of sins.  (9)  Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

 

Rom. 13:8  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath

 fulfilled the law.

John 15:12  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

 

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  (23)  I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Isa. 45:22-23 

1 Cor. 12:31  But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

1 Cor. 13:8  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.