Thursday, May 15, 2014

The inspired and preserved King James Bible. (Part 1)

In this post I want to explain my position on the final authority of the King James Bible. I believe the Authorized King James Bible to be the perfect preservation of the inspired word of God that is completely infallible and without need for "correcting". I have done posts like this before, but I think this one will be better. This will be the starting point for my next post where I will hopefully answer the supposed "problems" with being a KJB believer.

Here is our launching point, God inspired a Book and that Book has been preserved by God.

2 Timothy 3: 
[15] And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
[16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
[17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

1 Peter 1:
[23] Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
[24] For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
[25] But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

2 Peter 1:
[16] For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
[17] For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
[18] And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
[19] We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
[20] Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
[21] For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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.

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away

So God inspired a Book and HE preserved that Book (Psalms 12:7). God inspired the Book and He is the one that preserves it. Every word of it, not just the general ideas and doctrines of it (Matthew 24:35). That means the exact inspired words of God are out there somewhere and I can find them. The "LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER" (1 Peter 1:23). Let's keep going......

Isaiah 55:
[9] For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
[10] For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
[11] So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

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

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Ain't that something? The word of God does not return to God void and it accomplishes and prospers in the will of God (Isaiah 55:9-11). The word of God is something that we can "preach", it is something we can "study", it is something "keep", it is something we can "hear", it is something we can "know", and it is something we can "search". With all that said, and knowing that the word of God "liveth", "abideth", and that is does not return to God "void", we know that the word of God is not in the Hebrew/Greek manuscripts. 

One percent of Christians might could read Hebrew/Greek and hardly any lost people could read the 5,400 scattered and battered Greek manuscripts (not counting Hebrew). Hebrew and Greek are dead languages that hardly anyone can read or understand and they are highly archaic. None of these facts fit the description of the word of God that lives and abides forever and does not return void. There is no proof that there are any inspired Hebrew/Greek texts around today. Dr. James R. White knows a lot of Hebrew and Greek and even he does not think that any of them are inspired. That is true, we have no evidence that any of them are inspired and none of them fit the description we looked at. 

The King James Bible does fit that description though. The King James Bible is in English, the language that most of the world has access to learning. It has been leading souls to Christ and God has used it and honored it ever since it came off the printing press. The King James Bible also is the most pro-trinity, pro-deity of Christ, pro-preservation of scripture, and anti-sin out of all other translations we have today. 

For example, the new versions take away from the deity of Christ and say that Joseph is the father of Christ.

KJB.....Luke 2:33 " And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him."

ESV....Luke 2:33 "And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him."

NIV....Luke 2:33 "The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him."

NASV...Luke 2:33 " And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him."

Also, the modern versions omit words. "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump" -Gal 5:9

The word "Lord".

 KJB: 735 times
 NASB: 627 times
 ESV: 616

The word "Christ".

KJB: 575 times
NASB: 528 times
ESV: 534 times 

The word "God".

KJB: 1413 times
NASB: 1208 times
ESV: 1221 times

The words "Son of God".

KJB: 47 times
NASB: 43 times
ESV: 44 times

The word "sin".

KJB: 320 times
NASB: 96 times
ESV: 105

The words "living God".

KJB: 15 times
NASB: 13 times
ESV: 14 times

The word "saved".

KJB: 57 times
NASB: 51 times
ESV: 55 times

The word "justified".

KJB: 31 times
NASB: 21 times
ESV: 26 times

The word "scripture".

KJB: 52 times
NASB: 33 times
ESV: 34 times

The words "word of God".

KJB: 45 times
NASB: 41 times
ESV: 39 times

The word "hell".

KJB: 23 times
NASB: 13 times
ESV: 14 times

The word "heaven".

KJB: 298 times
NASB: 213 times
ESV: 220 times

The word "gospel".

KJB: 104 times
NASB: 95 times
ESV: 92 times

The word "glory".

KJB: 181 times
NASB: 146 times
ESV: 143 times

The word "holy".

KJB: 182 times
NASB: 167 times
ESV: 180 times

The word "charity".

KJB: 28 times
NASB: 3 times
ESV: 1 time

The word "grace".

KJB: 130 times
NASB: 114 times
ESV: 118 times

The word "blood".

KJB: 102 times
NASB: 87 times
ESV: 91 times

The word "beware".

KJB: 16 times
NASB: 12 times
ESV: 13 times

The word "freely".

KJB: 10 times
NASB: 8 times
ESV: 5 times

The word "gift".

KJB: 61 times
NASB: 30 times
ESV: 33 times

The word "truth".

KJB: 119 times
NASB: 98 times
ESV: 89 times

The words "sure word".

KJB:  1 time
NASB: None
ESV: None

The word "inspiration".

KJB: 1 time
NASB: None
ESV: None

The word "Calvary".

KJB: 1 time
NASB: None
ESV: None

The words "God was manifest in the flesh".

KJB: 1 time
NASB: None
ESV: None

Also notice the ESV's abominable words I have highlighted in red. Then look at the King James Bible.

Philippians 2:6 (ESV) who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped

(KJB)  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

The NIV, NASB, ESV, etc. omit ENTIRE verses of scripture. Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Matthew 17:21- (All omit)
Matthew 18:11 - (All omit)
Matthew 23:14-  (All omit)
Mark  7:16 - (All omit)
Mark 9:44 - (All omit)
Mark 9:46 - (All omit)
Mark 11:26 -   (All omit)
Mark 15:28 - (All omit)
Luke  17:36 -  (All omit)
Luke 23:17 - (All omit)
John  5:4 - (All omit)
Acts  8:37 - (All omit)
Acts 15:34 - (All omit)
 The Authorized King James Bible clearly outshines every supposed "bible" out of the 300+ that exist. 

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