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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

The Burden on King James Only Advocates

February 2nd, 2011 Viewed 2157 times, 1 so far today
This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series King James Controversy
King James Version of the Bible

King James Version of the Bible (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What originally started with a preacher in the Seventh Day Adventist Cult’s not liking that the more modern translations eroded support for their doctrinal statements has blown into a growing trend in the fundamental portions of American Christianity.

This group believes that not only is the King James Version (KJV) the best translation, but they go one step further in elevating this Bible to the point of declaring it to be the only Bible to have the Inspired Word of God, and then calling out all modern translations as evil or from the Devil because of the differences between them.

Wouldn’t It Be Better To Only Have One Bible?

February 1st, 2011 Viewed 1239 times
This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series King James Controversy
English: Title page of The Holy Bible, King Ja...

English: Title page of The Holy Bible, King James version, 1772. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a person who has dealt with conversations from skeptics regarding different accounts in the Gospels themselves, I can tell you that the attestation to a fact by multiple witnesses is a strength rather than a weakness.

Simply put, I believe we can rest more assuredly in the Bible because of, and not in spite of, the abundance of manuscripts and good translations.  I count it as a strength, rather than a weakness.

The Testimony of the Gospel

One of the neat things about the New Testament is the Gospels.  The opening four books tell the story of Jesus’ life on Earth from four different perspectives.

There are different target audiences, different aspects of Jesus’ ministry, and even different events recorded in each one.  And some of these readings, there seem to be differing readings.  One book has two different feedings (5,000 and 4,000).  Some have more detail with certain miracles and parables, others do not.

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.