Focusing Education on the King James Bible
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: Amos 8:11.
There has been a 50 year push in most Evangelical or Fundamental churches to tell as many people as possible about Jesus Christ. At the end of that 50 year push, far fewer people know or understand Jesus Christ than ever before. Regardless of anyone else's theology, I have found that explaining to people that God's word is here on this earth, that it is perfect and that they can know it has done more to awaken people to righteousness than anything else.
Booker T. Washington once said that he wearied of young ex-slaves who had been sent off to Europe for a fancy education by wealthy do-gooders. He said they could dress fancy and discourse for hours on the various interest rates of European bonds and stocks but couldn't understand why their fathers lost a dollar on every bale of cotton they sold. Our bible colleges and local church institutes have spewed forth their modern equivalent in the ministry.
We have young men who dress right, preach well, and have very fundamental theologies. They cannot get a neighborhood to change. They can't get a family to change and they can't get an individual to change. They are utterly impotent. Their idea of soul winning is the Baptist Sacrament wherein they get people to pray their little prayer and pretend that these people truly believed.
What do tadpoles become? If you said, "frogs" you are about .001% right. Most tadpoles become fish food. Very few ever become frogs. What do these hapless victims of the Baptist Sacrament become? If you said, "saints of God" you are less accurate than your first answer. Our towns and cities all over America are filled with people who have been run through the mill of easy believism only to blend back into the sin laden lifestyles wherein the preacher found them.
The Black Creek Baptist Church is in Allegany County New York which lost 5% of its population in the last census and is down to 46,456 people. Most industry has moved out. Our township which is quite large has 700 people. A good portion of them are Amish who would never come to one of our services. In 14 years we have gone from an average attendance of 15 to 25 to an average of 60 to 80. We have drawn many people from broken drug sotted homes who had fallen through every safety net. Many of their lives are irrevocably changed. Doctors have noticed, social workers have noticed and the men who stock beer in the convenience stores have noticed.
My emphasis to the broken victims of New York State's overworked welfare system and the broken families and discouraged population is that there is a bible. It is the King James Bible. God speaks to us. We have the absolute, 100% true words of the living God. I teach them to read it. I teach them to apply it to their lives. As their lives improve, they begin to realize that the bible they are reading is indeed true. At some point they begin to tremble over the sin in their lives and become soundly converted by Jesus Christ.
I am no longer interested in debating the "theologically pure" who are quite sure that my ways are wrong. I just intend to teach a lost a dying world that the King James Bible is the word of God and that it is infallible and that they themselves can know what it says. The people who have received that teaching can't get enough church. They come for Sunday School, two services on Sunday, Wednesday Night, and they come to Thursday Night Bible Study. I hear complaints that we don't have enough meetings. My church is filled with actual converts as well as some who have drifted from other churches.
With all of that said, I am developing a bible institute degree to teach the King James Bible itself. I want them to know its vocabulary, its history, the history of England and of the English Language. I want them to be familiar with the various arguments for and against it. I want them to be sound in presenting the word of God, defending the word of God and then, and only then, preaching the word of God. If a man does that, Jesus Christ will be glorified and lives will change.
Here is a representative course that we are offering. If you want to take the course on your own, please feel free to do so. For this course we are using Will Kinney's website which he has graciously made available to the world at large. He is not associated with us, but we are indebted to him.
Brand Plucked Web: The Essential Will Kinney
This course will familiarize the student with the writings and research of Will Kinney. His website, Brandplucked.webs.com is probably the largest and most comprehensive compilation of defenses and explanations for the integrity of the King James Bible. As long as the internet continues in its current form, most challenges to the King James Bible whether they be historical, doctrinal, or linguistic can be successfully researched on Mr. Kinney’s site. The goal of this course is to make the student able use this site when researching difficult questions concerning our King James Bible.
1. Watch the first video under the heading; KJB Videos titled, Did God preserve His Inerrant words and are they found in the. King James Bible.
A. What are the four positions outlined by Will Kinney as the only four possible positions concerning the preservation of the word of God? List them and give a brief explanation of each position.
B. Considering position #4, explain in detail how Mr. Kinney helped you understand the position of an inerrant King James Bible.
C. Take one of the other 3 positions and refute it in more detail using your own words as if you were defending the King James Bible from a person who held that position.
2. Read the Article, Reasons why the King James Bible is the absolute Standard- God’s Historic Witness to the Truth.
A. Write a 500 words or more essay summarizing Mr. Kinney’s reasoning.
3. Read the Article, The Old Fashioned language of the King James Bible, subtitled, The “Old Fashioned Language” of the King James Bible “Archaic and Inerrant” beats “Modernized and Wrong Any Day of the Week.
A. Read the link on the 40 concrete examples of falsehoods taught by these fake bible versions. Choose 5 of them and explain why they are so dangerous.
4. Under the Heading KJB Videos, select 25 of the videos. Watch each of the 25 and summarize each video.
5. Using Google, type in a verse from scripture and then write Brandplucked after it. Briefly write what you found.
6. Write a final paper on how Will Kinney has helped you to appreciate the King James Bible. In that paper explain how his refutation of false versions helped as well as his explanations about the truth of the King James Bible. Minimum 1000 words.