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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.

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

Who is publicly defending Peter Ruckman? There are many who intentionally or unintentionally defend Ruckman by their silence. Some will write books hundreds of pages long for the noble cause of upholding the KJV, and yet will not warn even once in their extensive writings about watching out for Ruckman’s extremes on the issue. We have identified three prominent authors of the KJV only movement who unfortunately in one way or another are defending or clearly promoting Peter Ruckman’s views in their writings:

Gail Riplinger

Mrs. Riplinger’s writings may not mention Ruckman by name, but her regard for some of his extreme views are clearly evident. Notice this example:

A fog of emotional steam, that carries no substance, precedes comments such as, “I don’t believe the KJV corrects ‘the original Greek’ or ‘I don’t believe the KJV corrects the ‘Majority Text’ or the ‘Textus Receptus.’ … There existed a true original Greek (i.e. Majority Text, Textus Receptus). It is not in print and never will be, because it is unnecessary. No one on the planet speaks first century Koine Greek, so God is finished with it. (Riplinger, Gail. In Awe of Thy Word. Ararat, VA: AV Publications, 2003, p. 956)

As quoted, Mrs. Riplinger is teaching one of the most controversial views Ruckman is known for, namely that “the KJV corrects the Greek.”

In her most recent writings Mrs. Riplinger has taught that foreign Bibles should be translated from the KJV:

English-speaking translators today can simply use the pure preserved King James Bible when translating the Bible into other languages. Lexicons are not an option. (Ibid., p. 990)

This is very similar to Ruckman’s position, which we quote here:

Any translation on the mission field can be safely judged by a King James Authorized Version, and where it refuses to stick to the text the text can be altered safely to match the King James’ reading.  (Ruckman, Peter. The Monarch of the Books, 1980, p. 29)

The only LIVING BIBLE on earth today is the AV (1611), or translations made from it. (Ibid., p. 29)

Her derogatory views concerning Greek and Hebrew lexicons are not new. Notice this Ruckman quote years before she wrote her first book on Bible versions:

Do you see how often the infallible English can straighten out the Greek lexicon? (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Hebrews. 1986, p. 1)

Also it should be mentioned that Mrs. Riplinger’s official website sells several books written by Ruckman, not to mention authors Sam Gipp and Bill Grady who are even more open in defending Ruckman.

Sam Gipp

Sam Gipp is a graduate of Ruckman’s Bible institute, and a few years ago Sam Gipp’s website contained an announcement that he had been awarded an honorary doctorate by Ruckman’s Bible institute (see photo on right of Gipp accepting doctorate from Ruckman).

According to documentation in the book Foes of the King James Bible Refuted by D.A. Waite, when asked, Sam Gipp stated that for a Russian to have the truth of the Word of God he would have to learn English.

Sam Gipp’s The Answer Book contains several sections in which he openly defends Peter Ruckman.

Bill (William) Grady

In a sermon on his website entitled Seven Signs of Pseudo King James Onlyism, Dr. Grady does not hesitate to mention how he was influenced by Ruckman’s writings. He mentions that Ruckman advised him not to mention him by name in his book Final Authority so it wouldn’t get rejected. Now however, Bill Grady is so firmly in Ruckman’s camp that he does not hesitate to elevate Ruckman in his sermons as is evidenced by the video on his website. Dr. Grady mentions in the introduction to the video that he was turned down further preaching opportunities at the church that sponsors the Bible college after preaching his controversial sermon. He seemed to take delight in this, considering this “rejection” a badge of honor. As demonstrated in announcements in The Bible Believers’ Bulletin, in recent years Dr. Grady has preached in conferences in Ruckman’s church.(source)

If any of you are familiar with the King James Only movement (KJVO) then you are well aware of how they claim that modern bibles are perversions of the Word of God. They push forth conspiracy theories leading people to believe that all modern Bibles have some dark Satanic/worldly agenda to taint the very Word of God. Some KJVOist even go so far as to blame modern day apostasy on modern translations. I will not go into debunking the KJVO myth, but I do want to talk about the real dangers facing the church today – perversions from the pulpits.

Generally a poor translation can be spotted easily. I consider all paraphrased translations very poor because they are not literal translations of the Scriptures. It is easy to spot the weak renderings in these paraphrased translations. I do not promote using paraphrased translations. An example of a poor rendering is found in The Message 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, “Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don’t care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Those who use and abuse each other, use and abuse sex, use and abuse the earth and everything in it, don’t qualify as citizens in God’s kingdom. A number of you know from experience what I’m talking about, for not so long ago you were on that list. Since then, you’ve been cleaned up and given a fresh start by Jesus, our Master, our Messiah, and by our God present in us, the Spirit.

Translations like the NWT: New World Translation is an example of a translation where the people had an agenda to change the Word of God to conform to their beliefs. The cult known as the Jehovah Witness set about to create a Bible version that conformed to Watch Tower dogma. The result was a truly perverted translation with some very poor textual renderings. Translations like the NWT are easy to detect. All we must do is look at the source of the translation and compare it to other Bibles. Verses like John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.” stand out as a clear perversion of the underlying text. Hebews 1:8 “But with reference to the Son: ‘God is your throne forever and ever, and [the] scepter of your kingdom is the scepter of uprightness.'” is another clear example of changing the Scriptures to support Jehovah Witness dogma.

Even the KJV has weak renderings like 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” The love of money is not the root of all evil. Money is not the root cause of rape; the love of money has nothing to do with rape. If we dig long enough we can find poor renderings in all English translations.

The real poison and perversion, far deadlier than any poor translation, are the false teachings coming from the pulpits (or stage in the case of the Emergent Church). These wolves can use any translation to poison the sheep. They can use their enticing voices (2 Peter 2:1-3),their ear tickling messages (2 Timothy 4:2-4), and their form of godliness to deceive the hearts of many (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). It’s not the translation that they use that is the root cause of the problem, but rather the false teacher preaching.

If we blame apostasy on the bibles used by false teachers and cult leaders, many KJVO advocates will be alarmed to know that many major cults like the Mormons used a King James Bible to spread their heresies. The KJV destroys the Mormon myths when the KJV is taken in context. The problem is how false teachers twist and distort the Word of God to conform to their beliefs. I am sola scriptura because this belief goes a long way in preventing these types of false teachers from spreading heresy. The last thing a false teacher wants is for his people to actually read/study the Bible and ponder what they read.

I agree that poor translations can aid in bad doctrines and poor teachings. To some extent these poor translations like The Message, NWT, etc… are the cause of some questionable teachings and beliefs. Does this mean that all modern Bibles are responsible for bad doctrines and heresies? The answer is no. To blame modern Bibles for all the problems today is to convict the KJV along side the modern Bibles. The KJV was used by Oneness Pentecostals, Mormons, and various other cults. Cult leaders like Peter S. Ruckman are KJVOists. Does this mean the KJV is bad? The answer again is no.

If we take the time to follow the Berean example in Acts 17:11 NASB, “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so,” it will help us spot these wolves and hirelings who are distorting the truth. It’s up to all of us to study the Word and ask questions about what we are being taught from the pulpit (2 Timothy 2:14-17).

The truly disturbing thing that I have seen in many from the KJVO Camp is how they refuse to address the issue of Scriptural support for their KJVO belief. KJVO advocates denounce sola scriptura in favor of prima scriptura because they do not have any Scriptural support to back their KJVO doctrine. Some go so far as to blind-eye heretics like Peter S. Ruckman, Gail “god and” Riplinger, and Sam Gipp just because they are King-James-Only. I’ve said many times in the past when debating KJVOists, “King James Onlyism pardons a multitude of sins and heresies as long as the offending party is King James only.” I fear that too often my observations are correct regarding the double standards held by many in the KJVO Camp.

Instead of worrying so much about whether the preacher is using a KJV, we should be examining what he is preaching to make sure that he is preaching the whole council of God. We need to study to make sure that no false teachings are slipping in through the pulpit. Regardless of the translation, a wolf can devour the sheep with a smile are he reads from even the most conservative translations available today.

Romans 16:17-18 (NASB)
16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.
18 For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.