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In Believers Beware of Counterfeit King James Bibles we where warned about Satanic/evil men who tainted the KJV. The conclusion was that the 1769 KJV is 100% pure and all other KJV’s are corrupted. Now we have a rogue named Matthew Verschuur  in the KJV only movement claiming that the Cambridge Edition of the KJV is 100% perfect! How do we know which KJV is perfect? Why was the first KJV created in circa 1611 excluded from this on going debate? I would love to see these two KJVOist debate! Maybe just maybe, we will discover which KJV “god” moved over and blessed as 100% perfect.

I just wonder how (g)od goofed in 1611 and could not get it right the first time…

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
ARE IMPURE EDITIONS OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE INERRANT?A typographical error is not actually an “error” in the Bible, because it is only a presentation error. The fact is that any KJB (of the proper tradition) is still presenting the same text and translation that is correct. The issue is not about “errancy”, but about purity of presentation. (The problem is if someone is thinking that an impure rendering is the truth, if it differs to the intended and proper presentation, especially when meaning is potentially altered.)If we have an inerrant text and translation, and yet we have many differing editions of it, we would also want to have the edition which has the standard spelling and that is free from perpetuated typographical errors. As a whole, the Pure Cambridge Edition is this, and I have presented electronic copies that are free from even little accidental one-off errors of the kind that are likely to appear in almost every book on the planet.However there are some so-called KJBs which are corrupt, because the text and translation have been altered, e.g. the margin notes interpolated, or so-called “archaic” words changed.

The point is that the proper intended message and meaning of the KJB is linked with the most accurate presentation. This does not mean that present impure copies, or old copies are wrong or not “real Bibles”, but it does mean that there are places where there was potentially a question, for example, should it be “ye” or “he” in Jeremiah 34:16? Resolving this has been taking into account many factors, such as, the Hebrew, the 1611 Edition, the 1769 Edition, various opinions, and other such things. But the foundation is that God has provided out of history a completely correct edition, for which there is a witness to in a great consensus of literally millions of copies. By receiving the true edition, which is in line with God’s promise of having the seven-times purified Word, we have the responsibility to study the issue, and seeing that these things be so. (All kinds of internal and external evidences vindicate the PCE, and show it to be presentationally superior to any other edition at any place of difference.)

Also, I would point out that to have a standard copy of the King James Bible is an idea that a non-KJB person could accept, even if they do not accept that it is the pure presentation of the perfect version of God’s Word in English for the world. (After all, scholars accept the logic of having the “Cambridge standard Shakespeare” etc.)

Some presently printed Bibles are going to be closer to the “pure” edition than others, e.g. a Pitt Minion Cambridge, which was once a PCE, may now still be fairly close since Cambridge has been making changes away from the pure.

Last of all, I will mention that even if we had the final draft with handwriting in it that was delivered to the press in 1610/1611, we would find that this master copy would not be the “standard presentation”, though it would obviously have the correct text and translation just the same as any 1769-based printed copy today. We know that this is the case for a number of reasons: 1. the text and translation have not altered between the first printed copy and 1769. 2. that if there was a problem, there would have been a public comment, alteration by translators, alteration by printers and/or rejection by King James at the outset; history gives no such testimony of textual or translational defects in the King James Bible, and every change that was made, e.g. in 1638, was in line with purification, namely, of clearing out typographical errors, standardising the language and introducing other regularisation, including in the use of italics.

WHERE TO GET THE PURE CAMBRIDGE EDITION?

1. PCE Bibles are available through this website.

2. It may be possible that existing stocks of new PCE Bibles printed by HarperCollins in the Popular Size may be obtained from that publisher, Bible distributors and bookshops.

3. Second hand copies may be available in certain countries in churches, with older Christians and through second hand shops. In Australia, many Collins printed Bibles from the 1940s and 1950s conforming to the PCE may be found, as well as Cambridge printed Bibles from the same era.

For a quick check, look at whether Ezra 2:26 has the spelling “Geba”.

Use the checklist to ascertain whether the Bible is a Pure Cambridge Edition:

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

 

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There is a new menace plaguing those who are faithful to Benjamin G Wilkinson‘s KJV only doctrine! This new threat is deadly that the NIV, more divisive than Peter Ruckman’s prophecy about a black-lipped anti-Christ coming to earth in a UFO, and far more confusing then trying to understand Gail (god and) Riplinger’s babbling about the NIV and the sinking of the Titanic! What is this threat? COUNTERFEIT King James Bibles! It seems a new Satanic plot has been unleashed upon those who are faithful to the “old” book.

Believers Beware of Counterfeit King James Bibles

By Nic Kizziah

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King James Bible believers are faced with an array of problems to day. Of course we all know that the multiplicity of all the new modern versions are a big problem but another big problem is the fact that many of the worldly publishing companies are publishing Bibles and calling them King James Bibles when in actuality they are not.  They are counterfeits.

Because the King James Bible is in the publick domain and not copyrighted, these worldly publishing companies think they can make minor changes to the standard text so that they can please certain groups which translates into extra sales for them.  That’s the way the modern world operates to day.  All the common ordinary Bible believer wants is the same Bible that his grandmother had and the same Bible her grandmother had and the same Bible her grandmother had etc. that’s all.

Just give us the text that has established itself as the standard text of the Holy Bible, an old fashioned, Christ exalting, devil kicking, Authorized King James Bible.  To the best of my understanding this is the 1769 edition of the 1611 King James Bible with a few minor printing errors and spellings corrected along the way in the 1800’s.

Until the twenty-first century you could get a copy of it in any nickel and dime book store.  To day you can still find it but you must proceed with caution.  You will be hard pressed to find it at all in any typical Christian book store without some alterations to the text.

The Bible of our forefathers which we received through process of time comes with three specific warning labels.  One is near the front.  The other is near the middle and the last one is at the very end.  Let’s read them:

WARNING LABEL # 1 – Deuteronomy 4:2

2 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.

WARNING LABEL # 2 – Proverbs 30:5-6

5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

WARNING LABEL # 3 – Revelation 22:18-19

18 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:
19 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.  

I would like to think these worldly publishing companies are just ignorant to the seriousness of what they are doing.  However in some cases I’m sure that these deceptive maneuvers are being done with fore thought.  In other words they are aware of the warning labels but choose to ignore them. They have hardened their hearts against the standard text of the Holy Bible.

Let me give you an example of what I’m talking about.  It was approximately six months ago I purchased a King James Bible from a popular on line book store.  It was a straight text (advertised as the standard text) meaning it had no notes, no references, no helps, and no maps.  It was just what I wanted.  Just give me the Bible and if I need help with a difficult passage I’ll ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and I’ll check other scriptures for references.

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not against some of the commentaries and other Bible study tools.  In fact I consider some of them a necessity, for example a good dictionary.  It’s just that commentaries, dictionaries, concordances and the like are the words of men and not the words of God.  They are not infallible.  Therefore I do not believe they should be mixed together under the same cover and be called the word of God.  In actuality it is the word of God plus the words of a man or a group of men. In my opinion the Holy Bible should be just the word of God only from cover to cover.  That is why I prefer a straight text.

At any rate I had bought the Bible I thought I wanted.  It had been published by Cambridge.  They have always been the giant in the industry. In fact they are the oldest Printer and Publisher in the world.  They are supposed to be the gold standard for dependability according to many King James Bible believers.  This Bible had a nice black French Morocco leather cover with golden coloured gilt edges.  It was very nice on the outside but when I started checking out the inside I was shocked. This particular edition of the Cambridge Bible that calls itself a King James Bible is not genuine.  IT’S A COUNTERFEIT!  It’s not the Bible of my forefathers!

Here are some of the changes I located: Asswaged has been changed to assuaged.  Basons has been changed to basins.  Chesnut has been changed to chestnut.  Cloke has been changed to cloak.  Enquire has been changed to inquire.  Further has been changed to farther.  Jubile has been changed to jubilee.  Intreat has been changed to entreat.  Morter has been changed to mortar.  Ought has been changed to aught, and rereward has been changed to rearward.

Brother Nic, why get so upset?  These are just minor changes in spelling.  Well maybe they are, but have you never read “a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?”  You see I believe God wrote the Bible through sinful men.  I believe God copied the Bible through sinful men.  I believe God translated the Bible through sinful men, and I believe God edited (purified) the Bible through sinful men.  So therefore I believe God gave us the exact words in the exact order He wanted us to have them in.  If that’s the case then He spelled the words exactly the way He wanted to spell them, and gave them to us in a pure language, and that language is the standard text of the King James Bible.  This is the Bible that has stood the test of time without any editing whatsoever and this is the Bible The Believers organization, with God’s help, intends to preserve for all future generations.

Beside all this, Cambridge has also taken the liberty of making doctrinal changes.  Notice the following: The capital S in the word Spirit has been changed to a lower case s in numerous passages.  The capital S refers to the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Godhead, whereas the lower case s in the word spirit could have multiple definitions such as simply referring to a mood or emotion.  Its primary definition means to breath.  All living self moving creatures have a spirit within them.  So many definitions could apply to the word spirit when it is not capitalized.

To change the capital S in the word Spirit to a lower case s is an attack against the Godhead, the most powerful threefold cord in heaven and earth: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Cambridge has made this critical error in the following places: Genesis 1:2, 41:38, Judges 3:10, 6:34, 11:29, 13:25, 14:6, 14:19, 15:14, 1 Samuel 10:6, 10:10, 11:6, 16:13, 16:14, 19:20, 19:23, 2 Samuel 23:2, 1 Kings 18:12, 22:24, 2 Kings 2:16, 2 Chronicles 15:1, 18:23, 20:14, 24:20, Job 33:4, Isaiah 40:13, 48:16, 61:1, 63:10, 11, 14, Ezekiel 11:5, 24.  For hundreds of years Cambridge published these verses with a capital S, but now in the twenty-first century it has been changed.  Actually this so called standard text edition first hit the market in 1993 and is being endorsed by many King James Bible believing websites to day.  I assume that they are not aware that it has been modernized.

Here is another change that has been made in this particular edition: the word twoedged has become two-edged.  They added a hyphen.  This word is only in the King James Bible four times (Psalms 149:6, Proverbs 5:4, Hebrews 4:12, and Revelation 1:16.)  Now check this out: they added the hyphen in only three of the four verses.  They left it without a hyphen in Hebrews 4:12.  Why?  Was this a mistake or did they mean to do it that way?  Why tamper with it in the first place?  Don’t say you were trying to help us Cambridge.  If that’s the case then please don’t try to help us any more.  All we want you to do is to publish the same standard text of the King James Bible as you have done so very well for hundreds of years. Don’t publish something that is not the standard and call it the standard.  Once you modernize spelling, change capital letters to lower case letters and add hyphens, you are changing the standard text in order to please modern society.

Here are some other ploys that some of these other worldly publishing companies are pulling on an unaware publick. One thing a lot of them do is change the spelling of words that end with the letters o-u-r to the more modern American spelling of o-r.  For example armour becomes armor.  Behaviour becomes behavior.  Clamour becomes clamor.  Colour becomes color.  Endeavour becomes endeavor.  Favour becomes favor.  Honour becomes honor.  Labour becomes labor.  Neighbour becomes neighbor.  Odour becomes odor.  Rigour becomes rigor.  Rumour becomes rumor.  Valour becomes valor and vapour becomes vapor.  Well Brother Nic what’s wrong with that?  Remember what we said about the warning labels?  Remember what the scripture said about a little leaven leaventh the whole lump?

Now the very worst of this battle of o-u-r vs. o-r comes when dealing with the only begotten Son of God, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  The modern day counterfeiters have changed Saviour to Savior.  They have given us a six-letter Savior in place of a seven-letter Saviour.  In Bible numerics seven is the number of completeness, purity, and spiritual perfection.  On the other hand six is the number of man which is earthly not heavenly.  Every one has heard of 666.  It has a bad connotation and is not highly esteemed in Bible numerics.

The seven-letter Saviour is the only begotten Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.  The six-letter Savior is the son of perdition, the anti christ. He wants to be like the most High (Isaiah 14:14,) but not in a good way, but in an evil way.  He is not a follower.  He’s a counterfeiter.  Therefore his final destination is the lake of fire.  The new versions, along with the new age movement, and some of the King James Bible counterfeits are preparing the way for this six-letter so called Savior. That’s the way he will spell his name, S-a-v-i-o-r not S-a-v-i-o-u-r.   No thank you Satan.  I’m sticking with the seven-letter Saviour as portrayed in the old black Book that I inherited from my forefathers.

There are many other things going on by the worldly publishing companies.  Almost all of them have hardened their hearts against the standard text of the Holy Bible.  They do not believe God actually had His hand upon it much less wrote it.  They treat it as a product of men.  That is why they do not hesitate to publish all the different new versions.  Nor do they hesitate to change the old King James and still call it the King James. If a person can’t see the fingerprints of God upon this Book then he is either clouded in the cabassis or he is as lost as a duck in the desert with his head in the sand!

The rules of English grammar may change but the King James Bible is fixed in a moment of time (the 1800’s, the 1900’s and for ever more) and is unchangeable.  This is the standard text and there is no other.  This is the Book that spread the gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world. This is the Book my grandmother had and her grandmother had and her grandmother had without any alterations (editing) whatsoever.  It is basically the same Book that rolled off the printing press in 1611.  The only differences being it was changed from Gothic type to Roman type, printer’s errors were corrected and spelling was stabilized.  The King James Bible is a very old Book.

Now consider this: the scriptures have been translated into over 1,200 languages.  Of all these over 800 languages had it translated straight from the Elizabethan English of the King James Bible. Not from the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Not from the Latin, not from the German, but straight from the Authorized King James.  Now some of these people have learned English as a second language.  They are not familiar with these modern Americanized spellings nor are most of the other English speaking people of the world.  Can you see what God has woven together through process of time? The Holy Bible is from above and is a finished book from God. It is written in a pure language. Furthermore this language is very peculiar and has been used and still is being used in a very unique way.  Let’s preserve it as we received it and quit trying to change it!

QUICK CHECK LIST WHEN BUYING A KING JAMES BIBLE

Scripture Reference

The Real Bible

Counterfeit

GENESIS 1:1 heaven heavens
GENESIS 1:2 Capital S (Spirit) lower case s (spirit)
GENESIS 8:1 asswaged assuaged
GENESIS 11:3 throughly thoroughly
GENESIS 11:3 morter mortar
GENESIS 12:1 shew show
GENESIS 21:26 to day today
GENESIS 23:8 intreat entreat
GENESIS 24:57 enquire inquire
GENESIS 30:37 chesnut chestnut
GENESIS 31:42 labour labor
GENESIS 41:38 Capital S (Spirit) lower case s (spirit)
EXODUS 8:23 to morrow tomorrow
EXODUS 24:6 basons basins
EXODUS 25:30 shewbread showbread
EXODUS 25:30 alway always
LEVITICUS 25:9 jubile jubilee
NUMBERS 10:25 rereward rearward
NUMBERS 22:26 further farther
1 SAMUEL 18:6 musick music
PSALMS 149:6 twoedged two-edged
ISAIAH 59:17 cloke cloak
MATTHEW 1:19 publick public
MATTHEW 4:1 Capital S (Spirit) lower case s (spirit)
LUKE 2:11 Saviour Savior
PHILIPPIANS 3:17 ensample example
1 TIMOTHY 6:20 so called so-called
JAMES 4:14 vapour vapor

This is just a very short list of the changes being made by some of the worldly publishing companies.  If you find one counterfeit word then that is a pretty good indication there are many more.  Don’t buy that Bible, check elsewhere.

The best place I know to purchase a good Bible at a reasonable price is at Bearing Precious Seed Ministry.  They sell them at cost. However they do expect a donation with each purchase.  This is a church ministry, not a business.

I’m simply applying King James Only standards to the 1611 KJV vs modern KJVs(source)

If the KJV had retained the marginal notes put there by the translators, it would have made it very difficult for Benjamin G Wilkinson(Seventh Day Adventist) to create the King James only myth circa 1930. It would have been even harder for Baptist preacher David Otis Fuller to peddle this divisive lie when he plagiarized Wilkinson’s work (See picture at the bottom) when he published Which Bible? in 1970.

If we simply go to the “infallible” 1611 KJV and read Psalm 12:6-7, we will discover a rather disturbing marginal note left by the “inspired but they did not know they were divinely inspired” translators:

The true context of Psalm 12 is about God preserving His people; in other words it’s about God keeping His word to save those whom He has saved.

Many KJVO advocates will spin the facts by proclaiming, “The marginal notes were not inspired, only the text is inspired.” In order to defend the KJV only myth, those who defend this doctrine must discredit the very men who created the KJV.

For the KJVO belief to survive it must:

  1. Discredit sola scriptura
  2. Discredit the 1611 translators by casting doubts on their marginal notes and “To the Reader” found in the 1611 KJV
  3. Blind-eye the facts as KJVO supporters rewrite history.

All one has to do to completely destroy the KJV only lie is to refer back to the 1611 KJV. In my opinion, the 1611 KJV is the best tool for defeating those who peddle/spread this doctrine of demons.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
~John Adams, ‘Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials,’ December 1770

Also see:

DR.  JOHN R.  RICE’S REPLY TO DR. DAVID OTIS FULLER ON THE KJV 

The Great Which Bible? Fraud

Please explain the following quote taken from the 1611 King James Bible’s The Translators to the Reader:

Some peradventure would have no varietie of sences to be set in the margine, lest the authoritie of the Scriptures for deciding of controversies by that shew of uncertaintie, should somewhat be shaken. But we hold their judgmet not to be so be so sound in this point. For though, whatsoever things are necessary are manifest, as S. Chrysostome saith, and as S. AugustineIn those things that are plainely set downe in the Scriptures, all such matters are found that concerne Faith, hope, and Charitie. Yet for all that it cannot be dissembled, that partly to exercise and whet our wits, partly to weane the curious from loathing of them for their every-where-plainenesse, partly also to stirre up our devotion to crave the assistance of Gods spirit by prayer, and lastly, that we might be forward to seeke ayd of our brethren by conference, and never scorne those that be not in all respects so complete as they should bee, being to seeke in many things our selves, it hath pleased God in his divine providence, heere and there to scatter wordes and sentences of that difficultie and doubtfulnesse, not in doctrinall points that concerne salvation, (for in such it hath beene vouched that the Scriptures are plaine) but in matters of lesse moment, that fearefulnesse would better beseeme us then confidence, and if we will resolve, to resolve upon modestie with S. Augustine, (though not in this same case altogether, yet upon the same ground) Melius est dubitare de occultis, quàm litigare de incertis, it is better to make doubt of those things which are secret, then to strive about those things that are uncertaine. There be many words in the Scriptures, which be never found there but once, (having neither brother nor neighbour, as the Hebrewes speake) so that we cannot be holpen by conference of places. Againe, there be many rare names of certaine birds, beastes and precious stones, &c. concerning which the Hebrewes themselves are so divided among themselves for judgement, that they may seeme to have defined this or that, rather because they would say something, the because they were sure of that which they said, as S. Jerome somewhere saith of theSeptuagint. Now in such a case, doth not a margine do well to admonish the Reader to seeke further, and not to conclude or dogmatize upon this or that peremptorily? For as it is a fault of incredulitie, to doubt of those things that are evident: so to determine of such things as the Spirit of God hath left (even in the judgment of the judicious) questionable, can beno lesse then presumption. Therfore as S. Augustine saith, that varietie of Translations is profitable for the finding out of the sense of the Scriptures: so diversitie of signification and sense in the margine, where the text is not so cleare, must needes doe good, yea is necessary, as we are perswaded. We know that Sixtus Quintus expresly forbiddeth, that any varietie of readings of their vulgar edition, should be put in the margine, (which though it be not altogether the same thing to that we have in hand, yet it looketh that way) but we thinke he hath not all of his owne side his favourers, for this conceit. They that are wise, had rather have their judgements at libertie in differences of readings, then to be captivated to one, when it may be the other. If they were sure that their hie Priest had all lawes shut up in his brest, as Paul the second bragged, and that he were as free from errour by speciall priviledge, as the Dictators of Rome were made by law inviolable, it were an other matter; then his word were an Oracle, his opinion a decision. But the eyes of the world are now open, God be thanked, and have bene a great while, they find that he is subject to the same affections and infirmities that others be, that his skin is penetrable, and therefore so much as he prooveth, not as much as he claimeth, they grant and embrace.(source)

Why would the men who put together the 1611 KJV give this kind of advice if they believed that the KJV was perfect?

Why did the translators say, “Now in such a case, doth not a margine do well to admonish the Reader to seeke further, and not to conclude or dogmatize upon this or that peremptorily“?

Here is an example from the 1611 KJV where the translators added a marginal note that cast doubts upon a verse of Scripture:

Luke 17:36,” ||Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left” AV1611

||This 36 verse is wanting in most of the Greek copies.

Why did the translators add a marginal note to Luke 17:36?

King James Onlyism can be preached in a way that makes it seem truthful. This belief can be presented as protecting God’s Word from Satan’s servants who are trying to destroy the Bible. While this belief seems noble on the surface, the truth is its foundation is built upon prima scriptura rather than sola scriptura. The KJVO belief has no scriptural support that can only be applied to the KJV. The best that KJVOists can do is twist scriptures like Psalm 12:6-7 in order to make it sound like it supports their beliefs.  The hoops they will jump through to defend this false doctrine would make for a good circus act.

I always advise my readers to observe how KJVO advocates deal with people who question them and to take a hard look at their associations. If you see the names Peter Ruckman, William Grady, Sam Gipp, and Gail Riplinger, then you can get a good idea what kind of KJVOist you are dealing with. These names are at the top of the KJVO deception hierarchy.

It’s easy to create a conspiracy theory by comparing different translations from different manuscript lines. By doing this, it can seem like modern translations are changing the Word of God. The same holds true when modern bibles are compared to the KJV. Here are two examples. The first is often used by KJVOists. The second is most often ignored by them.

Scripture Reference(pro-KJV) KJV NASB
Matt 13:36, Matt 14:14, Matt 14:22,Matt 14:25, Matt 17:11, Matt 17:20,Matt 18:2, Matt 22:37, Matt 24:2,
Mark 2:15, Mark 5:19, Mark 7:27,Mark 11:14, Mark 11:15, Mark 12:41,Mark 14:22, Luke 7:22, Luke 8:38,Luke 9:43, Luke 9:60, Luke 10:21,Luke 23:43, Luke 24:36, John 4:16,John 4:46, John 5:17, John 6:14,John 8:9, John 8:20, John 8:21,John 9:1, John 11:45
Jesus He
Mark 5:24, Luke 7:37, Luke 19:1 Jesus (in italics) He
Matt 15:30, Luke 10:39, John 19:38 Jesus His
John 7:50, John 19:39 Jesus Him
Matt 8:29 Jesus, thou Son of God Son of God
Matt 16:20 Jesus the Christ the Christ
Romans 15:8, 2 Cor 4:6, 2 Cor 5:18 Jesus Christ Christ
Col 1:28, Phile 1:6, 1 Pet 5:10,
1 Pet 5:14
Christ Jesus Christ
Luke 7:19, Luke 10:39, Luke 10:41 Jesus the Lord
Acts 19:10 Lord Jesus Lord
Rom 16:18 Lord Jesus Christ Lord Christ
1 Cor 16:22, 2 Tim 4:22 Lord Jesus Christ Lord
Acts 3:26 Son Jesus servant
Rom 1:3 Son Jesus Christ our Lord Son
Acts 7:45, Heb 4:8 Jesus Joshua
Mark 16:20 Jesus Jesus ( see footnote)
Matt 13:51, John 19:16, Acts 9:29,
Gal 6:15, Eph 3:9, Eph 3:14,
Col 1:2, 1 Thess 1:1(2nd)
Jesus [not present]
Scripture Reference(s)(Pro-NASB) KJV NASB
Matt 5:1, Matt 8:24, Matt 9:1,
Matt 10:1, Matt 12:48, Matt 13:11,
Matt 13:24, Matt 13:52, Matt 15:10,
Matt 15:39, Matt 22:34, Matt 24:34,
Matt 26:20, Matt 26:45, Mark 1:35,
Mark 2:27, Mark 4:38, Mark 6:1,
Mark 6:45, Mark 7:24, Mark 9:1,
Luke 4:42, Luke 5:16, Luke 5:34,
Luke 6:17, Luke 7:15, Luke 8:22,
Luke 11:1, Luke 11:27, Lukee 18:35,
Luke 19:11, Luke 19:40, Luke 19:45,
Luke 20:3, Luke 20:3, Luke 20:17,
Luke 22:8
he Jesus
Matt 9:10(2nd), Matt 12:10, Matt 12:22,
Matt 17:14, Matt 19:3, Matt 20:20,
Matt 22:23, Matt 26:16, Mark 1:30,
Mark 1:40, Mark 8:22, Mark 10:2,
Mark 10:35, Mark 12:18, Luke 8:24,
John 4:40
him Jesus
Acts 3:16 his Jesus
Acts 10:48 the Lord Jesus Christ
Acts 18:25 the Lord Jesus
Acts 16:7 Spirit Spirit of Jesus
Acts 24:24, Romans 8:34, Gal 5:24,
Eph 3:6, Col 4:12
Christ Christ Jesus
Rom 8:11 Christ Christ Jesus
Acts 9:20 Christ Jesus
Acts 9:22 this Jesus
Heb 7:24 this man Jesus
Romans 1:4, Jude 1:25 [not present] Jesus Christ our Lord
Matt 16:1, John 19:17 [not present] Jesus

I’m not sure if any of you have ever come in contact with a King James Onlyist, but in the South this belief seems to be spread out in every community. This sect is small and by no means a dominate force within the church, but it is present and presents a danger nonetheless. This belief that only the King James Bible is the perfectly preserved Word of God is a terrible misunderstanding of the preservation of the Bible as a whole (see here for an example of this error). I will not get into any great detail into the foundation of the belief, but I will inform you that it was started by a Seventh Day Adventist named Benjamin G. Wilkinson in 1930. Refer to The Great Which Bible? Fraud.

Many times I have passed by some local Independent Fundamental Baptist churches and seen a sign that says something like “Bible believing old fashioned AV1611 King James Bible preaching” (Click here for an example). I must admit it is a catchy phrase to read as I’m riding by, but a question comes to mind about this AV1611 King James Bible claim. Do these pastors actually use a 1611 KJV? Are they teaching the whole council of God from the 1611 KJV? The short answer to my questions is no they are not using a 1611 KJV. They are using either a 1762, 1769, or a 1873 revision of the AV1611 King James Bible.

This belief of King James Onlyism has many problems. This doctrine has no Scriptural support, and for people like me who are Sola Scriptura this is a major issue. If God did finalize His Word for us in English as the King James Bible, then where is the prophecy concerning this action by God? Where is the Scriptural support in the KJV that says only the KJV is the perfect English Bible? Where is the Scriptural support that even remotely hints that God would move over a group of English men in circa 1600 to create a perfect English Bible?

Let’s say that King James Onlyists are correct and that God did finalize the 1611 KJB. We will assume the Psalm 12:6-7 King James Only interpretation is correct. The following links will help any King James Onlyist who reads my blog to identify their KJV:

Which KJV? 1611 or 1769

Do we use a 1769 KJV?

Are you using a 1611 KJV?

It’s easy to see the changes made to the AV1611 go far beyond KJVO advocates’ claims of only updating the spelling and grammar of the KJV in latter editions of the 1611 version.

Why were the Books of the Apocrypha found in the AV1611? Did God authorize these extra books as canon in circa 1600? If the AV1611 is the perfect Word of God, then the Books of the Apocrypha must be perfect also. Therefore we need to start teaching out of them along side the OT/NT. Check out The Inspired KJB for some typical King James Only double standards and wishful thinking.

The whole notion of any form of Bible version onlyism is foolishness at best. There are bad translations like the NWT and weak paraphrases like The Message, but there are very accurate translations like the NASB and KJV. To say that one translation in English is the only perfect Bible is an opinion. I prefer the NASB95 as my Bible of choice, but I will not say that it is the only perfect translation and all others are inferior and/or perverted. The message contained in all faithful translations is the perfect Word of God. The way that God preserved His living Word is far superior to what King James Onlyists claim as preservation.

See the following for more information about King James Onlyism:

The King James Only Issue

Alpha and Omega Ministries dealing with King James Onlyism

KJV Only advocates refuted