Why The King James Bible? I

Why I believe the King James is the inerrant and infallible Word of God.

 

I will endeavor to give numerous reasons for my belief in the King James version. In these reasons, I will, from time to time, ask you some questions to ponder on. This paper is not designed to cause division but clarity on the truth of God’s Word and how he has brought it forth through the ages or centuries.

In beginning this paper, I need to lay a few things to set forth.

The first is that there are no “Originals” available to us today. If someone tells you there are, ask them where are they? You will hear the term that this translation is closer to the Originals. My question is, how can you be close to something if you don’t know what that something is.

Second, can God preserve his words pure and inerrant for us today? He said He would.

Psalms 12: 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.

When God say “pure”, that doesn’t mean close or accurate, it means it spot on, exactly.

Third, God’s Word stands on two pillars, preservation  and inspiration. If God can’t preserve it, then why are brothering about this issues. If God didn’t inspire it, then why are brothering with this issues. It would just be man’s words. Yes, the Holy Spirit did use mankind but it came from God, Himself, the Holy Spirit, part of the Trinity.

So, here is the deal. Somewhere on the face of this earth, we have God’s infallible and inerrant Word, down to the jot and tittle. That is the smallest letter or smallest mark in the alphabet. Matthew 5:18.

Reason #1: The King James has its own built in dictionary. There are not as many unfamiliar words as you might think. Actually, as lot of the words are shorter words combined together with other shorter words. Example of this is, therein, howbeit, however and moreover. Some would say: “that these words don’t apply to us today, the Bible needs to change to make it easier to understand”. Actually, what they are saying is:, “God, you change your bible for me”. In reality, we need to change for the Bible.

We need to have the meaning that the King James Bible provides instead of getting a definition from mankind. One example is Charity.

The meaning of any word can generally be understood by its context. Read the entire verse or sentence. Then look at the words before and after a new word. This will help you understand it and how it is used.

Words have different meanings that are determined by context. And if you pay attention, you will generally be able to determine which meaning is correct in that context.

 

Reason #2: Punctuation! All of those semi-colons, colons, and periods in the King James are like stop signs. This is so you will slow down and take your time, pause. The King James was made intentionally to be read aloud in the churches. When you read it aloud, you will be amazed how much you will understand. Its amazing.

The King James is very clear about its sentence structure. You have to slow down and consider every word. When you skip words, you will miss things. Every word has a meaning when put in its true context.

Colon establishes a principle idea of the phrase or clause. Semicolon separates ideas of equal level or importance. The semicolon takes two sentences and makes them one without the use of nouns or verbs from the first part.

 

Reason #3: The King James Bible was made for the common man, not for scholars or priest, for the common man. God intended for the common man to grab hold of His Holy Words and have them affect them on a daily and very personal basis.

If it comes to that, you can know and learn God’s word without and external help. The King James will give you its meanings. You don’t need anything else. How amazing it that? You don’t need any lexicons, secular dictionaries, or other helps. Everything you need is in the King James Bible, everything.

You don’t have this in modern translations. These translation are always seeking other helps to know what the “correct” word is. When given several different options, who makes the correct choice? That person does, he or she essentially becomes their own god. As with the King James, you accept the word as it is written in the Bible. You may not know what it means or what it intended but you never challenge it as God’s Word. That is faith.

Reason #4: The use of Thee’s, and Ye’s. When you have a Y, that is always plural. With T, its always singular. Modern translations don’t have this distinction. With Modern Translations, Y as in you can be singular or plural. With the King James, the Y , as in ye or you, is always plural.

This way you always know if the subject it speaking to one person or several.

Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

Notice here Jesus is talking directly to Nicodemus by saying thee. Jesus was then talking to the World by saying . Jesus was not talking just to Nicodemus, he was talking to the whole world.

Some say the thee’s and ye’s are outdated  but with the King James Bible they are not. There is a reason they are in there. Don’t take away form the word of God. Revelation 22:18,19

 

 

 

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