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A Discussion on The King James Bible
Its History, Its Current State and the Problems associated with its dissemination

December 13, 2019

       Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20.

       Is it unreasonable to think that God could give a perfect bible to 21st century English-speaking people?  If you were a Deist like Thomas Jefferson the answer would be , "no".  A Deist believed that God created everything and gave all things their start.  They then believed that God washed his hands of human affairs.  In other words, God started the ball rolling but does not intervene. The Merriam Webster Dictionary says this in regard to Deism:

     

       Belief in God based on reason rather than revelation or the teaching of any specific religion is known as deism. The word origi...

December 10, 2019

       How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality, 2nd Corinthians 8:2.  

       One of the grievous tenets of our day is the confounding of bible words until they lose their meaning.  In the bible a liberal is a good thing to be yet when we look into the matter, to be a liberal in the bible is quite different from being a liberal in today's society.  To be liberal in the bible is to be generous and free with those earthly goods given to us by God.  To be liberal in today's society necessitates disagreement with a literal bible and a desire to see charitable giving lifted from off the voluntary shoulders of the populace and la...

December 5, 2019

        And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word, 1st Kings 18:21.

        I was recently reading behind a preacher of old who when he came to the above passage, took time to explain that the Hebrew word translated as "halt" was in actuality a word that meant to be crippled or to have unequal legs.  He wanted his hearers to know that Elijah was in actuality beseeching the people not to act like people who could not walk right as they staggered between two opinions. 

        A. W. Tozer has been dead for 56 years and he ministered in a time when the defens...

December 3, 2019

        And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean, Ezekiel 44:23.  

       It is sometimes taught that to be profane is to be unholy.  I'm sure that profanity is unholy, but never make "unholy and "profane" to be synonymous.  That can be seen by the King James Translators using both the words "unholy" and "profane" in the same verse. Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 1st Timothy 1:19.  

       Still, there are times when "profane seems to be used as the opposite...

November 27, 2019

        But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you, Romans 6:17.  

       What is the heart?  When your King James Translators saw the Hebrew or Greek word that they translated as heart, what did that make them think?  Is the English word "heart" the proper interpretation of that word?  Herein is a word which seems to be pretty commonly translated as heart in the varying versions, but what was meant by that word?  Is this the physical beating muscle in the human breast? 

        We will see that lexicons are wholly inadequate for understanding the heart when compared to a simple examinatio...

November 22, 2019

            That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God, Ephesians 3:16-19.

     A few days ago, I debunked the idea that somehow the English Language has revealed things that had not been revealed in the Greek or Hebrew.  We hear that said from time to time and it is a frequent criticism of King James Bible believers. In actuality, what has happened is that the K...

November 20, 2019

       A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver, Proverbs 25:11.

       This morning, to my delight I saw a post in the King James Bible Debate on Facebook by Innocent Mosely Munemo a resident of South Africa.  I have been planning for some time to highlight the ridiculousness of using Greek and Hebrew in sermons to make a passage more clear, when this morning I read the following post.

LUKE 15:15 AND THE GREEK GAME

       I sat in a service this Sunday where the pastor read from the NIV: "So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs".

      After this he went to great lengths to explain how Eng...

November 19, 2019

       And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know, 1st Corinthians 8:2.  

       I have recently been asked to expound upon progressive revelation.  To be precise, the person asked, "What do you have on progressive revelation?".  In a nutshell, I believe in progressive revelation.  Since I now have a few Gladys Kravitz viewers to this site, I will first send some time explaining what progressive revelation is not.  For those of you not so unfortunate as to have watched 1960's television, Gladys Kravitz was a character who only looked out the window at her neighbor to scream and have fainting spells at what she saw....

November 13, 2019

       These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out, Proverbs 25:1.  

       In the last post we looked at the rather infantile charge often leveled against adherents of the King James Bible when terms like "double inspiration" are brought up.  To call God's preservation and nurturing of his words throughout history "double inspiration" would be like accusing a woman of "double birth" who diligently cared for her child for 18 years.   The very process of birth requires a long term commitment to the child. 

        To suspect that God would just drop off his word at some juncture of history and walk away from it is beyond ignorant....

November 11, 2019

       But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding, Job 32:8.  

     When anyone drops the charge of double inspiration on a King James Bible Believer, the best response is to ask them if they believe in single inspiration.  I make no bones about it, I believe and teach that the King James Bible is inspired.   That draws a pretty quick response from some who have a pretty muddled understanding of inspiration.  

        All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 2nd Timothy 3:16.  Is that the only thing that inspiration can do?  Inspiration was a one and done?  I'm not talking about adding to the canon of scripture...

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