Why The King James Bible? II

Reason #5: The King James Version is the only translated that was open to the public. Every other translation has been behind closed doors. Their were 54 scholars appointed in 1604. Several would die before the translation was finished leaving it down to 47. Of these, their were divided into 3 groups at different locations. Each verse was sent over 14 times by as many as 50 scholars. If a person was a scholar on a particular verse or letter, he would submit his findings for consideration. Nothing was hidden. Modern translation have an hidden agenda in my opinion.

Reason #6: The King James translator were honest men. God made sure the King James Bible was not only an accurate and excellent translation of His Words in English, He even made sure they were quite honest in their use of italics. Some will say that the italics are inspired. In case you don’t know, the italics were use to finish a thought out in the English so it would be understandable. God watched over every word of His Bible in English, The King James Bible just to be sure we would have God’s preserved words in our powerful and influential language.

Having said all of that, the words that were used to complete a thought where a lot of times in older manuscripts that the King James translators had access to. So they had every right to be in the translation.

Reason #7: The King James is the final authority! We can have our opinions but the King James is God’s word is over our opinions. With modern translations your always looking for the next research materials to give you “greater understanding”. With the King James, you have the exact words in front of you. With that you just have to try on understand what it means. Of course, that is with the help of the Holy Spirit. Now, this might sound arrogant. That I’m glorifying a translation. That is not the case at all. I’m worshipping Jesus Christ via his Word which just happens to use the word of a king.

Ecclesiastes 8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

You might say this is talking about a Jesus Christ as the King. You would be right. However, this has a dual meaning here. Jesus Christ is one and a earthly king is another. You have to admit that when a earthly king says something it has power. The King James is the final authority.

Another thing, mankind doesn’t want to humble himself to a final authority. As long as he has some say in what the Bible says, he’s ok. When he is searching for different “renderings”, he has the final say in what he believes. He doesn’t have that with the King James. There is no adding to or taking away.

You have to humble yourself to believe in God via his Word via the King James Bible.

Reason #8: The King James lifts up the deity of Christ. Some of your modern translations take out the deity of Christ as much as 113 times! They will remove Jesus Christ or just Christ. Modern Translator will tell it was in the manuscripts but can you really believe that. One version lifts up Jesus Christ and the other takes it out. Is their really a question as to which is God’s Word?

Reason #9: The King James Bible doesn’t justify sin. It very explicit about sin. If you research your modern translation, they try to soften the sin up some. No doubt this is to be compatible with society. This is probably why the King James is so hated by the world, it cuts not slack. It’s a Equal Opportunity Offender!

Reason #10: It doesn’t require knowledge of the Greek or Hebrew. All is requires is that you read, and keep reading. This commandment is given throughout the Bible for us to read. By doing this, the Holy Spirit will open up his Word to you. One place in the Old Testament, it says to
“search the scriptures”. In the New Testament, it says to “study to show yourself approved”. Otherwise, read and keep reading. Read, read, read. It’s just that simple, you don’t need any letters behind your name. just read.

You don’t need any external helps, no commentaries, these are men’s views. You have to be on guard against man’s admissions to God’s Words. Just read His Word.

Reason #11: The King James is an honest translation. What I mean by that is that the King James is translated on a Formal Equivalence. That means that it is transmitting what God actually said, as close to the way He said it as possible, taking in account the grammar, syntax and other parts of the linguistic structure of the target language.

Only someone who gives God’s exact words in a target language is giving them scripture. Anyone else is giving them a paraphrase, or worse, merely their own opinions in place of the scripture.

The modern translation are translated on Dynamic Equivalence basis. Dynamic Equivalence is a system of translating developed by Eugene Nida. This system translates what the ideal is instead of each word. Of course, the flaw is this is where does this deal come from? The translator, so if the translator comes to the table with preconceived ideals, those ideals are placed in the translation. If the translator is a Catholic, his translation will shows catholic doctrine, not protestant.

Reason #12: The King James Version uses magnification of words. What I mean by that is that the King James  translators used a fine tuning to magnify the following qualities like, (1) Intensify meter, (2) Add alliteration, (3) secure brevity, (4) Ensure continuity, (5) Introduce a separate-from-sinners vocabulary, (6) give a transparent view of the Greek and Hebrew and (7) Polish the synchronization of letter sounds, syllabication, and syntax to enhance memorization, comprehension, and parasympathetic rhythms.

“In Awe of the Word”, Page 17.

Its been shown that the King James uses a system to emphasize syllables and rhythm that enhances the ability to memorize the Word of God. “Thy Word have I hid in my heart”.

Modern translations don’t translate using these special techniques.

Reason #13: The King James Version is not the author of confusion. If you believe in God’s Word via the King James, you read it but don’t question it even if you don’t understand it.

1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Did you know that Muslims use the excuse to not come to Christ is because they say, “You have some much confusion with all of you different Bible translations”.  Of course, they like to leave off the part about “peace”.

When you first start out reading the KJB, yes you will have questions but there is a difference between questions and confusion.

Reason #14: Years ago, I was checking out a book on Amazon that was against the King James Bible. I went into the comments section expecting to read a lot of negative comments. I saw a lot of negative comments but one comment caught my eye. This person made the comment, “I don’t believe in the King James Bible as God’s inerrant and infallible Word, but I do find that people that do have a greater degree of Faith in God”.

I believe the King James Bible gives a stronger faith just like His Word says it will.

Ro 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Modern translation weaken our faith as we don’t know for sure which words belong.

Reason #15: When you read a text at the bottom or in the side bar about, “the better manuscripts do not contain this,” “The best manuscripts do not have these verses,” or “the better manuscripts say this and not that”, this is Textual Criticism. Let us look at the fruits of Textual Criticism. What the Bible says about it.

Mt 7:15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mt 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Mt 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mt 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mt 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Mt 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

God wants fruits but He wants Good Fruit!

What is good fruit?

Ga 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Ga 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

No where is Doubt considered a good fruit! Remember is all this stuff about closer to the “Originals” was really true, we would see an abundance to faith all around. When the King James Bible reigned supreme in the early part of this country’s history, we saw great faith.

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