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Reasons Why The King James Bible Is The Absolute Standard - God's Historic Witness to the Truth

 

God's Historic Witness to the Absolute Truth of  The King James Holy Bible





 

 

 

There are many reasons for believing that the King James Bible is the true and inerrant words of God and The Standard by which all others are to be judged.  We believe it by faith, but it is not at all a blind faith.

 

Two of the main ones are the purity and 100% truth of its doctrines, in contrast to the inferior versions that to one degree or another corrupt the words of God. For examples see - 

 

Fake Bibles DO Teach False Doctrines


Here are well over 30 concrete examples of how the fake bibles that NOBODY seriously believes are the inerrant words of God DO corrupt and pervert sound doctrines.

 

http://brandplucked.webs.com/fakebiblesdoctrine.htm  

 

The second good reason I can think of is the fact that the King James Bible exalts the Lord Jesus Christ to his highest place of honor, while the inferior versions repeatedly degrade him in various ways.  


See -  Many Modern Versions Degrade the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ 

Matthew 27:24; Matthew 28:6; Luke 23:42; John 7:8-10; Matthew 5:22; Mark 9:24; Philippians 2:6-8; 1 Corinthians 10:9, 1 Corinthians 15:47; Micah 5:2; 1 Timothy 3:16 and "Worship" or "Kneel before"?  Romans 14:10-12

 

http://brandplucked.webs.com/mat2724justdegrade.htm

 

A third reason is the development of the English language

 


English around the world - the end times universal language


Dr. David Crystal, professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, and author of over 50 books on the study of language, including The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, in his book English: The Global Language (a project sponsored by the U.S. English Foundation, which he is also a board member - CEO) has this to say:


On page 55 he states the total of English speakers to be 1,828,442,800 as of 1990. By now it's well over 2 billion.


In 1995 ... there were about 12,500 international organizations in the world ... 85% made official use of English - far more than any other language.


"In 1995, according to the European Bureau of Lesser Used Languages, 42% of European Union citizens claimed to be able to converse in English - well ahead of German (31%) and French (29%)."


"English has long been recognized as the international language of the sea..." page 97


"The official use of English as the language of international aircraft control did not emerge until after the Second World War." page 98


"The figures show that 80% of the world's electronically stored information is in English." page 103


English is the most widely-spoken language in the world. In "The Right Word at the Right Time" (Reader's Digest 1986) it was estimated that English is spoken by one billion people, or one-fourth of the world's population. The next language is Mandarin Chinese, with 800 million; Spanish, with 250 million; Hindi, 200 million; and Arabic, Bengali, and Russian, with about 150 million each.


Now that we have just hit six billion (12-99) people in the world, if the ratios remained the same there are one and a half billion English speakers, one and a quarter billion Mandarin speakers, 375 million who speak Spanish, 300 million Hindi speakers, and 225 million of the others listed.


According to the World Almanac, ... In ratio of native speakers to total speakers Mandarin has a 20% increase (no doubt mostly among other Chinese dialects). Hindi increases by 33%. Spanish by 16%. English increases by a whopping 49%!


No doubt the number is even higher when those who don't speak English fluently is considered.


English is certainly the best language to reach the most people around the world with God's word.

 

I believe in the sovereignty of God in history. "For the kingdom is the LORD'S; and He is the governor among the nations." Psalm 22:28. God has set His mark upon many things in this world that reveal His Divine hand at work in history. Now before you object to the words "sovereign" or "sovereignty", all the word means is literally "to rule over" something, and God is the absolute Ruler of His universe.  In fact, the word sovereignty is found in the NKJV (1 Samuel 14:47), and "sovereign" in the NASB (1 Timothy 6:15), the ESV (Acts 4:24; 1 Tim. 6:15 and Rev.6:10) and in the NIV a whopping 294 times!

 

"the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will...  And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?"  Daniel 4:32,35.

 

Did the King James Bible translators know they were putting together God's perfect and infallible words?

No, they probably did not. Do we always or even usually know how God might be using us? Of course not. God often uses people, both believers and non-believers, to carry out His purposes without them knowing it.  Did king Nebuchadnezzar know that he was God's servant being used of God to carry out His purposes? (See Jeremiah 25:9; 27:6; 43:10) Was the unbelieving high priest aware that God prophesied through him that Jesus would die for the nation of Israel and gather together the children of God that were scattered abroad? (See John 11:49-52) or did Judas know that his betrayal was going to be a fulfillment of prophesy and that God was carrying out His eternal purpose through him?  No, of course not. 

"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water; he turneth it whithersoever he will."  Proverbs 21:1  What may appear to the human mind as a natural course of events, as the changing course of a river, is actually the directing hand of the sovereign God.

 

Why do we use the 7 day week instead of the 10 day week? Why are dates either B.C. (Before Christ) or A.D. (Anno Domini - year of our Lord)? Although the secular world is now trying in vain to change this too to BCE and CE. 

 

England, the country God used to give us the King James Holy Bible, just "happens to be" the one nation from which we measure true Time (Greenwich time, zero hour) and from which we measure true Position on this earth, zero longitude.  Just a "coincidence", huh?

 

I think God must have an ironic sense of humor in the way He bears witness to the Absolute Standard of His written words in the King James Bible, and the bible agnostics just can't get around this silent witness.  

 

The first English Bible translation to divide the 66 individual books that make up our Bible into numbered chapters and verses was the Geneva Bible of 1557.  However the Geneva Bible did NOT have the same numbering system we find in the King James Bible.

 

 For instance, I have two hard copies of the Geneva Bible; the 1599 complete Geneva Bible and the 1602 Geneva New Testament.  Both have the same numbering system for its chapters and verses.

 

  In Luke 15 the KJB has 32 verses, but the Geneva combined verses 31 and 32 into verse 31 and all it has are 31 verses instead of the 32 found in the King James Bible.

 

In Romans 1 the KJB has 32 verses, but the Geneva Bible has only 31. It combined verses 30-31 into a single verse 30, and so the Geneva bible only has 31 verses in this chapter instead of the KJB's 32.

 

In 2 Corinthians 13 the KJB has 14 verses, while the Geneva combined verses 12 and 13 into a single verse 12, and then adds the last verse as v. 13.  Thus it has one less numbered verse than the KJB.

 

In Galatians 1 the KJB has 24 verses, but the Geneva bibles had only 23 numbered verses because they combined verses 21 and 22 into a single verse.

 

In 2 John the KJB has 13 verses but the Geneva bibles only had 12 numbered verses because they combined verses 11 and 12 into a single verse 11.

 

And finally in Revelation 12 the KJB has only 17 verses but the Geneva has 18.  The Geneva bible took Revelation 13:1, split it into two parts and made it 12:18 and 13:1 respectively. 

 

What is the point of all this? Well, when the King James Bible came out it basically followed the Chapter and Verse number divisions of the previous Geneva Bible but it changed it in a few places and the King James Bible became the Standard. 

 

When the new Westcott-Hort, UBS-Catholic bible versions came on the scene, they omitted many entire verses from the New Testament like Matthew 17:21; 18:11; 23:14, Mark 7:16; 9:44; 9:46, 11:26; 15:28; Luke 17:36; 23:17, John 5:4; Acts 8:37; 24:7; 28:29 and Romans 16:24.  So what do these modern "Catholic" bibles like the Revised Version 1885, ASV 1901, NASB, NIV, ESV, RSVs do when they come to these verses? They simply skip the number.

 

If you are wondering why I refer to versions like the ESV, NIV, NASB, Holman Standard and most modern versions as being the new "Catholic" bibles, see my article called Undeniable Proof the ESV, NIV, NASBs are the new "Catholic" bible versions -

 

http://brandplucked.webs.com/realcatholicbibles.htm

 

  For example, when you look at versions like the ESV or the NIV in Matthew chapter 17 when they get to all these verses they have omitted from their texts, you find them numbering like this: Matthew 17:20, 22.  When we read these bogus bible versions we have to conclude one of two things. Either they do not know how to count from one to a hundred and should take a remedial Math class; or they are bearing silent witness to an Absolute Standard of written authority and they fall short of this Standard - "Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found WANTING." (lacking) Daniel 5:26.

 

Bible translations in hundreds of foreign languages all over the world still follow the Chapter and Verse Numbers found in and first established by the King James Holy Bible.  Just another coinkidink, huh?  That, or it's the sovereign hand of God bearing witness to His true Book, the only one still believed by thousands to be the inerrant words of God.

 

While we are on the subject of coincidences, let me mention a couple more. At one of the internet clubs a member mockingly asked: "Who authorized the King James Bible?"  To whom I responded: "It was the king of England; king James to be exact.  Do you have a problem with that? The Bibles says: "Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?" Ecclesiastes 8:4.  

 

The man king James had nothing to do with translating the Bible that eventually was associated with his name, but he did authorize it to be read in all churches.  His name was James and James is the English equivalent of the Hebrew name Jacob, who was also called Israel.  The name Jacob means supplanter or one who takes the place of another. Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary defines the verb "to supplant" as "to take the place of and serve as a substitute for, especially by reason of superior excellence".

 

Jacob was a man with faults as was James, but he was the chosen vessel of God to bring about His eternal purposes and Jacob was a believer in the true God. So too was the man king James.  The English language has supplanted or taken the place of ancient Hebrew, ancient Greek and most assuredly ancient Latin, the two formerly widespread languages during the times of the early church.  And now English is the closest thing to a universal language with no foreseeable end in sight. But this is just a coincidence, right?

 

 Well, there is another coincidence associated with the name of the Bible he authorized and which God has used far more than any other Bible in history.  The Bible these men produced was simply called "Holy Bible". It was not referred to as the King James Version/Bible or Authorized Version till much later in history when the other popular versions began to appear.  The number 9 in Scripture is associated with the idea of fruitfulness.  In the year of jubilee the earth brought forth her new fruits in the 9th year (Leviticus 25:20-22)  There are 9 fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. Jesus said in John 12:24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much FRUIT."  When did Jesus die?  Scripture tells us that it was at the 9th hour in which He cried with a loud voice and gave up the ghost. See Matthew 27:45-50 and Mark 15:34-37.

 

The Holy Bible is God's written revelation to mankind. It was not written for the animals nor the plants, nor the fishes in the sea, but for man. And just how long did God design it that the woman's gestation period is before she gives birth to what the Bible calls "the fruit of the womb"?  Well, as we all know, it just happens to be 9 months. In the King James Bible the phrase "the fruit of the womb" occurs 6 times, and 6 is the number of man who was created on the 6th day.  See Genesis 30:2, Deuteronomy 7:13, Psalm 127:3, Isaiah 13:18, Hosea 9:16 and Luke 1:42. Just another coincidence, huh?

 

There are 9 letters in the words Holy Bible. There are nine letters in the title "king James". Even when we combine the two  to say "King James Holy Bible" we end up with 18 letters, which again brings us back to 9. Oh.. and when was this authorized Holy Bible published and presented to the world? As we all know, it was in the year of our Lord 1611 - and that's another 9, isn't it,  and just another "coincidence", I suppose.

 

 

I also think the ironic humor of God is seen in how the "No Bible IS inerrant" crowd refer to their own methods of tampering with and continually changing the texts of both the Old and New Testaments.  They call this ever changing process the "science of textual criticism" or "the Critical Text".  Their “scholarly” shenanigans are about as "scientific" as Witches' Brew and it most definitely is in critical condition.

 

In 1611 the English language was spoken by a mere 3% of the world's population, but today English has become the closest thing to a universal language in history.  

 

God used the King James Bible to carry His words to the far ends of the earth, where it was translated into hundreds of languages by English and American missionaries for over 300 years. The sun never set on the British empire. The King James Bible was even taken to space by American astronauts and read from there, and you can be certain that with today's ecumenical religious "tolerance" and politically correct climate that that will never happen again.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFUx_KC1bHQ

The first manned space flight to orbit the moon launched from Earth Dec. 21,1968. The crew sent this telecast from lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, reading the first 10 verses of the book of Genesis out of the King James Holy Bible.This is just one more of the "coincidences" of God in history. Something like this would NEVER happen again today. It would be considered too "insensitive" and "intolerant" to promote one religion over another. This country and the whole world is fast falling headlong into open apostasy and Rome now has her new Vatican Versions in the hands of most professing Christians today as well. This is anything put out by the United Bible Society and includes the ESV, NIV, NASB, ISV, NET, Holman Standard etc. They are all the whore's bible versions and "My people love to have it so". - See Jeremiah 5:31

"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." Luke 8:8

 

God, who declares the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10) knew how He would use England, its language and the King James Bible to accomplish all these things long before they happened.

 

 Oh, and by the way, the King James Bible is the all time Number One Best Selling Book EVER, and that BY FAR!   No other book in print even comes close. It is the only Bible God has providentially used in these ways.

 

Another amazing "coincidence"

 


King James Bible 1611 = "every word of God"

October 23, 2013 - Hi saints. This is pretty interesting.  A brother and inner city pastor who started to examine the Bible version issue some 20 years ago just wrote me with a pretty cool "coincidence" found in the King James Bible.  He is now a solid King James Bible believer.

He believes that God showed him this to help him see that the King James Bible is God's Book.  It has to do with the numbers 1611.  He said he was reading Matthew 4:4 where it records the Lord Jesus Christ quoting Scripture to Satan and saying: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."

He then noticed the cross references which are Luke 4:4 which says the same thing, except in the fake bible versions like the ESV, NIV, NASB, Holman, NET and the MODERN Catholic versions like The Jerusalem bible 1968,  St. Joseph NAB 1970 and the New Jerusalem bible 1985 - these fake bibles omit the words "BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD."  Even though the words were in the previous Catholic Douay-Rheims 1582 and Douay 1950 versions. Oh, but wait!  Now the latest 2009 Catholic Public Domain Version has come out and it has put these words back in again!  It now reads: "And Jesus answered him, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.'"

 

And the other cross reference is Deuteronomy 8:3 where it tells us that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord.

So we have a total of THREE witnesses all saying the same thing about how man shall live by "every word of God". If we take the chapter and verse numbers of these three witness and add them together by chapter and verse, we end up with 1611.  Chapters 8 + 4 + 4 = 16 and Verses 3 + 4 + 4 = 11, thus 1611.  Pretty Cool, huh.  

Just thought I would share what the Lord showed this Bible believing brother who wrestled with the issue of whether or not there is such a thing as a complete and infallible Bible anywhere on this earth today.

In what might well be “the latter times [when] some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1) and unbelief in the inerrancy of any real, hold it in your hands, read and believe every word type of Bible is now the majority view held by professing Christians ("Yea, hath God said....?" Genesis 3:1) the Authorized King James Holy Bible is the only Bible believed by thousands upon thousands of blood bought children of God to be the inspired, infallible and 100% historically true words of the living God.

 

If you believe the King James Bible IS the inerrant words of God, then give Him the praise and thanksgiving for it.  If you do not, may I suggest you get one, read it and ask God to open your eyes and give you the faith to believe His Absolute Standard of Written Truth.

 

“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”  Jeremiah 15:16



 

Will Kinney

 

 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaJ8GAlYIn4&feature=share

 


Some Further Thoughts on the Language of the King James Bible.


What I find to be interesting and I think is a very significant "coincidence" is that the KJB critics, the Bible agnostics and the unbelievers in an inerrant Bible often complain about the "archaic" language of the King James Bible and they tell us "We don't talk that way today. We need a bible in modern English we can all understand." 


Then when we ask them to show us what they think IS the inerrant words of God, they usually end up referring us back to "the" Greek and Hebrew (although they don't tell us WHICH "the" Greek and Hebrew they refer to.)


Well, both "the" Greek and "the" Hebrew that were used to translate the Bible into other languages are "archaic" forms of the language.  


The people who speak modern Hebrew and modern Greek do NOT speak the way biblical Greek and Hebrew are written.


The spelling is different. The vocabulary is different. The way they are spoken is different. But they CAN understand the biblical Greek and Hebrew - the Greek with a bit more practice and training.  Modern Greek is really quite a bit different than biblical Greek.


But think about this.  It is the same with the English text of the King James Bible. 


It is slightly "archaic" with all those "thee, thou, thy, and ye"s in there, but this is actually far more accurate than the generic "you" of today's modern English.  


Yet English speaking people can understand the language of the King James Bible and know what it says.


The Hebrew speaking Jews and the Greek speaking Greeks of today can understand the older and more archaic forms of their own languages, and no Bible believing Hebrew or Bible believing Greek would even THINK of "updating" or abandoning  their Hebrew O.T. or their Greek N.T.


Do you see the pattern here?  God sees the end from the beginning and he knew that his true words would be preserved in a slightly "archaic" form in the last days.


This is actually a good thing.  When we read the King James Bible, it is written like no other book.  We know just from the sound of it, that it has been around for a long time.  It contains timeless truths.  Eternal truths.


And the fact that it does not read like today's newspaper is a good thing.  It has the sound of authority and you have to stop and think about what it is saying.  The words begin to sink down into your mind and heart.


The KJB is far easier to memorize and quote from than the modern speech versions are, precisely because it IS different and it has a musical cadence to it.  The King James Bible was written to be read out loud. They did it this way on purpose.


And when the preacher or Bible teacher stops quoting God's words and begins to give us his own words and thoughts, we can immediately tell the difference between the two, just because of the way it is sounds and it spoken.


I believe these are GOOD things and God's own deliberate pattern.


Think about it.


"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."  Luke 8:8


For more on this, See Archaic and Inerrant" beats "Modernized and Wrong" Any Day of the Week.


http://brandplucked.webs.com/archaickjb.htm


 

God bless.

 

The Middle Verse and words in the King James Bible

 

This will not work with the fake bible versions like the ESV, NIV, NASB, NET, Holman etc. because they do not have the same number of verses in their "bible" versions.  Just another "coincidence", right? 

 

 


(This short article was written by brother Chester Kiluk Sr.)


There are 31,102 verses in the King James Bible. Therefore there is no single middle verse. You cannot have a middle verse with an even number of verses. However there are two middle verses. These would be verses 15,551 and 15,552 (Psalms 103:1-2.)


PSALM 103

1) BLESS the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2) Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:


These are the middle two verses of the King James Bible. Both verses start with "Bless the LORD, O my soul". Verse 1 continues - and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Verse 2 concludes with - and forget not all his benefits. These are powerful words coming from the two center verses of the Book. 


Now let's count the words in these two middle verses. There are twenty-eight.  That's seven quadrupled (7 times 4) Seven is the number of spiritual perfection and Four is the number of the earth. Thus we have perfection on the earth.  Any one that knows their Bible knows that God loves the number seven.


Now let's see if we can find some middle words in the center of God's middle verses. Yes, there are four (BLESS HIS HOLY NAME).  There are twelve words on one side of this phrase and twelve words on the other side. So the King James Bible has "bless his holy name" right in the center of the two middle verses! 


This phrase also has exactly twice as many words (12) on each side of it. God loves the number twelve also. Next to the number seven, it is his favorite number. He uses it a lot in his word. For example there were twelve apostles and twelve tribes of Israel. There are twelve manner of fruits bared by the tree of life. It is the number of authority and power and divine government. 


Psalm 103:1 is the 1611th verse of the book of Psalms and, as we all know, the King James Bible was published in 1611. It's as if this is a direct pointer to this specific Bible version.  What else would you expect in the center of God's Holy Bible? Bless his holy name.

 

The Number of Chapters instead of the Number of Verses


This was sent to me by another King James Bible believer. Stuart writes: The Bible has 1189 CHAPTERS and being an odd number, there can be one chapter that will be in the middle with 590 chapters on either side . That chapter is the shortest in the Bible,Psalm117. But heres the thing, being the middle chapter it is effectively the SPINE if the Bible. We refer to the spine of the book. That is what it is called. Now the human spine has 33 vertebrae and Jesus lived 33 years. And how many WORDS does Psalm 117 have? THIRTY THREE!!!!


In conclusion to all this middle of the King James Bible stuff consider this verse of scripture, PSALM 138:2...I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.



We see here God thinks quite a bit about his holy name and his word has been magnified above it! So if the Bible is the word of God, and it is, and the King James Bible is the Bible, and it is, then how do you think we should treat it? The answer should be obvious: with honour and respect. 


King James Bible still the favorite among Christians


http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/king-james-bible-still-the-favorite-among-christians/article_cad0f70e-c89e-5858-b0a8-7892ef8cfb04.html

 

 



Good Quotes concerning the King James Bible

 

(These two quotes come from brother Lee Cadenhead of Ridge Road Baptist church. They are taken from his sermon on The Translators and the Translation)

 

 

"For four-hundred years now the King James Bible has been the standard for all other English and foreign-translation Bibles, selling approximately one-billion copies and being translated in to at least 300 foreign languages. In the words of Gustavus Paine, “Like a mountain, the King James Bible gives us much to do if we are to learn much of it, and like fire in the air it plays for us with changing lights. When all is said and done, we have lived too long with the land, air, and water of 1611, with its people, their concepts and actions, to change with ease. When a true masterpiece is done, it stays done, it live alone.” It is the 1611 Bible that paved the way for every great revival the church has ever seen as well as the modern missionary movement that has taken the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth. This is no accident and it could never have been carried out by learned men alone, but as we believe, by the superintendence of God Himself."


"In the words of Miles Smith, “…in what sort did these assemble? In the trust of their own knowledge, or of their sharpness of wit, or deepness of judgment, as it were in an arm of flesh? At no hand. They trusted in him that hat the key of David, opening and no man shutting...” How appropriate for Dr. Smith to connect the work of the translators to Him that hath the key of David, for this is the very designation with which Jesus Christ addressed the Philadelphian Church, which we now know to represent the greatest period of evangelistic advancement in church history. Why was it that the Lord opened so great a door which no man could shut to this Philadelphian church period? Jesus Christ explained that it was because they had “a little strength and hast kept my word” (Rev 3:8). "

 

 

 President Ronald Reagan speaking about the King James Bible

Here is a very interesting 3 minute video recording of President Ronald Reagan talking about the King James Bible and the modern versions on his radio program.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08_KByUwH6c&feature=share

 

 

http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/what-is-gmt/index.htm


What is GMT?
Where is Greenwich?
What is Greenwich Time (GMT)?
Greenwich, England has been the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) since 1884.  GMT is sometimes called Greenwich Meridian Time because it is measured from the Greenwich Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.  Greenwich is the place from where all time zones are measured.

The Greenwich Meridian (Prime Meridian or Longitude Zero degrees) marks the starting point of every time zone in the World.  GMT is Greenwich Mean (or Meridian) Time is the mean (average) time that the earth takes to rotate from noon-to-noon.

GMT is World Time and the basis of every world time zone which sets the time of day and is at the centre of the time zone map.  GMT sets current time or official time around the globe.  Most time changes are measured by GMT.  Although GMT has been replaced by atomic time (UTC) it is still widely regarded as the correct time for every international time zone.

Where is Greenwich, England?
    •    Longitude 0° 0' 0"
    •    Latitude 51° 28' 38"N (North of the Equator)

Greenwich Mean Time is international time, the basis of the world time clock.  GMT marks precision time and military time (sometimes called Zulu Time). Defines date and time and the exact time.  The atomic time clock is adjusted by leap seconds to maintain synchronicity with GMT.


Early Christians and the gospel in England -

 

 


 John Foxe (a noted authority in church history, and is most noted for his book on the martyrs of Christ) quoted Gildas (early 500s) by stating, "Britain received the gospel in the time of Tiberius the emperor, under whom Christ suffered; and saith moreover, that Joseph of Arimathea, after the dispersion of the early church by the Jews, was sent of Philip the Apostle from France to Britain, about the year of our Lord, 63..." (Foxe, vol. 1, pp. 306, 308, et al.) He then adds, "Simon Zelotes [the apostle called in Luke 6:15, Acts 1:13] did spread the gospel of Christ to the west ocean, and brought the same unto the isles of Britain." (see above citation) Walter Scott confirms that, "Christ and him crucified was preached in Great Britain as early as the first century, especially during the reigns of Nero and Domitian, and probably by the immediate companions of the Apostle Paul, while numerous translations of portions of scripture from the...Latin Bible...were made and circulated during the second century." (Walter Scott, The Story of Our English Bible, London: Pickering & Inglis, c. 1890, p.126)"

 


He then adds, "Simon Zelotes [the apostle called in Luke 6:15, Acts 1:13] did spread the gospel of Christ to the west ocean, and brought the same unto the isles of Britain." (see above citation)


Walter Scott confirms that, "Christ and him crucified was preached in Great Britain as early as the first century, especially during the reigns of Nero and Domitian, and probably by the immediate companions of the Apostle Paul, while numerous translations of portions of scripture from the...Latin Bible...were made and circulated during the second century." (Walter Scott, The Story of Our English Bible, London: Pickering & Inglis, c. 1890, p.126)

  

Answering the "Unanswerable"
Answers to "Unanswerable Questions"
Posed by King James Bible Critic, Gary Hudson

By
Timothy S. Morton


 Good News About the King James Bible from Christianity Today

 

Christianity Today article says: The Most Popular and Fastest Growing Bible Translation Isn't What You Think It Is

 

http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2014/march/most-popular-and-fastest-growing-bible-translation-niv-kjv.html 

When Americans reach for their Bibles, more than half of them pick up a King James Version (KJV), according to a new study advised by respected historian Mark Noll.

The 55 percent who read the KJV easily outnumber the 19 percent who read the New International Version (NIV). And the percentages drop into the single digits for competitors such as the New Revised Standard Version, New America Bible, and the Living Bible.

So concludes "The Bible in American Life," a lengthy report by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Funded by the Lilly Foundation, researchers asked questions on what David Briggs of the ARDA, which first reported the results, calls "two of the most highly respected data sources for American religion"­ the General Social Survey and the National Congregations Study.

The numbers are surprising, given the strong sales of NIV translations in bookstores. The NIV has topped the CBA's bestselling Bible translation list for decades, and continued to sell robustly in 2013.

The high numbers of KJV readers confirm the findings of last year's American Bible Society (ABS) State of the Bible report. On behalf of ABS, Barna Group found that 52 percent of Americans read the King James or the New King James Version, compared with 11 percent who read the NIV.

The KJV also received almost 45 percent of the Bible translation-related searches on Google, compared with almost 24 percent for the NIV, according to Bible Gateway's Stephen Smith.

In fact, searches for the KJV seem to be rising distinctly since 2005, while most other English translations are staying flat or are declining, according to Smith's Google research.

Smith, whose research on how technology is shaping Bible use is profiled in this month's CT cover story, blended data from Google Trends and the Google Keyword Tool to see how English Bible translations compare in search terms. Bible translation searches may not necessarily be an indicator of Bible transation usage­a Bible Gateway study earlier this year found dramatic differences between the cities most likely to search for Bible verses and the American Bible Society's list of top "Bible-minded" cities.

Nevertheless, other studies also indicate that the KJV remains the translation powerhouse. A 2011 Lifeway study, for example, found that 62 percent of Americans­ and 82 percent of Americans who regularly read the Bible­ own a copy of the KJV.

"Although the bookstores are now crowded with alternative versions, and although several different translations are now widely used in church services and for preaching, the large presence of the KJV testifies to the extraordinary power of this one classic English text," Noll commented in the IUPUI report. "It also raises most interesting questions about the role of religious and linguistic tradition in the makeup of contemporary American culture."

Noll, a leading evangelical scholar, wrote a cover story for CT on where the world would be without the KJV.

The study from IUPUI in some ways paints a more religious picture of Americans than the ABS/Barna study, recording that 78 percent read their Bibles monthly, compared with the 41 percent found by Barna and the 53 percent found by Lifeway.

But IUPUI also found that fewer Americans read their Bibles every day­just 9 percent, less than the 13 percent recorded by Barna and half of the 18 percent found by Lifeway.

IUPUI also noted several main tells: You're more likely to read the Bible if you're female (56 percent compared with 39 percent of men), African American (70 percent read at least once a year, compared with 46 percent of Hispanics and 44 percent of whites), and older (56 percent of those over 70 years old, compared with 44 percent of those between 18 and 29). You're also more likely to read the Bible if you live in the South (61 percent) rather than the Northeast (36 percent).

While IUPUI found that readers name Psalm 23 as their favorite scripture, followed by John 3:16, Barna found that more people liked John 3:16 the best, followed by Psalm 23. (CT covered the 10 most-searched Bible verses of 2013.)

CT has reported on ABS's State of the Bible reports, including how the Bible gained 6 million new antagonists in 2013.

CT's previous coverage of the KJV includes a history of the translation, its influence, and how the KJV compares to other translations.

CT's previous coverage of the NIV includes the Southern Baptist Convention's rejection of the 2011 version for avoiding male pronouns where both genders are intended and responses from Lifeway and CT.

 


Brother Joshua Alvarez has done a wonderful job in this 30 minute video of refuting the false claims and ignorance of a very confused young "pastor" regarding the Bible version issue.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed7PGUt6VXE&feature=youtu.be&t=19m50s

 

WHAT VERSE SAYS KJB?

 

by Teno Groppi.


http://av400.blogspot.com/2012/11/what-verse-says-kjb.html

 

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Another commonly parroted question is, "Where in the Bible does it say the King James Version is the only true English Bible?" For example:

 

{{ Do you have a verse that KJV is the one and all other translations, including the ones kjv came from are not? }}

 

First, what is this Bible you speak of? Some translation containing errors? But, to answer your question, Yes. 

 

1 Tim 3:15  ... the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

 

The church is the pillar and ground of the truth (the truth being the scripture, John 17:17). Only ONE Bible version can be pointed to as having general recognition from the overall body of Christ - the KJB. Even many places which speak other languages use the KJB when they recognize they don't have an accurate translation in their own language (i.e. Philippines, Kenya, China).

 

 

And here's another verse:

 

1 Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

 

The KJB has been PROVED to be GOOD over 400 years. The modern versions fail one after another. Few have a shelf life of over 4 years let alone 40, much less 400.

 

The KJB is the ONLY English Bible to meet that criteria.

 

Now tell me, in the past half century (century, or four centuries):

 

Which Bible has caused the most conversions, the KJB or the Greek?

 

Which Bible has built more churches, the KJB or the Greek?

 

Which Bible has called the most preachers, the KJB or the Greek?

 

Which Bible has sent the most missionaries, the KJB or the Greek?

 

Which Bible has been printed and distributed more, the KJB or the Greek?

 

Which Bible has led to the most revivals, the KJB or the Greek?

 

Need I continue? By ANY measure, the KJB is the Bible God uses and blesses. Apparently the English is more able to accomplish God's will than the Greek of today. If the English was not pure, inspired scripture, why would God use it instead of the Greek? Why would God give us second best when the best was available?

 

If God could move from Hebrew to Greek, why couldn't He move to English? God created all of those languages. In fact, the pre-KJB English Bibles were used more than the Greek before 1611 and the Latin Bibles before them. God is not bound to one or two languages. You are putting God in a box. If God wanted to, He could have His pure, inerrant word in French or Swahili and use & bless it above all others. But God was wise enough to use the language that would reach most of the world (that's kind of the idea, right?). Greek does not do that.

 

You NEED your Hebrew and Greek experts to tell you what God really meant. You can't be certain the verses you trust for your salvation are accurate without those experts. They are your real final authority and god. I need the Bible on my desk - the word of God, the inspired scripture.

 

Even on a human scale, I'd put my experts, the KJB translators, up against your experts, and come out way ahead. But I'd rather trust that God preserved His pure scripture like He promised.

 

Teno Groppi.

 

 Notes from the Internet -

 

Brother Mark Confer, at our Facebook King James Bible Debate forum posted these thoughts:

 

"Consider this: have not the critics ever thought God was sovereign? And omnipotent? And knows the end from the beginning?

 

 

In knowing the end from the beginning, would not God prepare his word ahead of time as he planned the sacrifice of his Son from ages past before the world was made?

 

Would not God have planned his word ahead of time in order that the final translation (KJB) would be the ultimate and exact words from his mouth? Would not God have prepared a text from which the perfect would be translated? 

 

After all, God knew English would be the last dominant language of the world. God knew English would be the language of his words, assembled into ONE book.

 

Is not the KJB the entire words of God? All together in ONE book? 

 

Did not God plan for English to be the language of his words? Did not God know when and tarry until the English language was at it's highest, it's peak of beauty? 

 

Does it not make sense because God said 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:8: "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof:...:

 

that the King James Bible is superior to all it's predecessors?"

 

 



In knowing the end from the beginning, would not God prepare his word ahead of time as he planned the sacrifice of his Son from ages past before the world was made?

Would not God have planned his word ahead of time in order that the final translation (KJB) would be the ultimate and exact words from his mouth? Would not God have prepared a text from which the perfect would be translated? 

After all, God knew English would be the last dominant language of the world. God knew English would be the language of his words, assembled into ONE book.

Is not the KJB the entire words of God? All together in ONE book? 

Did not God plan for English to be the language of his words? Did not God know when and tarry until the English language was at it's highest, it's peak of beauty? 

Does it not make sense because God said 

Ecclesiastes 7:8: "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof:...:

that the King James Bible is superior to all it's predecessors?

Notes from the Internet:

 

Gary Lehman, a man who does not believe that ANY Bible in ANY language is the preserved, complete and 100% true words of God posts: "Folks, you have to ask yourself why Will, will quote everything, for the most part, but the words of the King James translators themselves. Why is that? Why do so many extreme King James Onlyist DISMISS the very men that translated what they call "inspired."

To whom I responded: Gary, you keep asking me questions that you know I have already answered for you, but you like to keep asking them so you can give the appearance that I never considered the "soundness" of your faith destroying, "Yeah, hath God said...?" mindset.  I have repeatedly told you that I do not agree with everything the KJB translators believed or said.  Not even YOU bible agnostics agree with everything your Vatican loving modern scholars believe or say. Sometime we agree with other people's opinions and sometimes we don't. So why would you hold me accountable to a standard that you don't hold yourself to?  Oh, I know.... it's called double standard hypocrisy.

I believe God used the imperfect, fallen human instruments of the King James Bible translators to give us His pure, complete and perfect words in the English language. Does anybody even agree with everything king David did or said?  Or Solomon, or Moses, or Peter, John or Paul?  No, they all said and did things that were not right and not of God. Yet God used these very men to give us those long lost and never seen by you or me "originals" in the first place.  They themselves are not our  final authority, but the Biblical texts God used them as His earthen vessels to give us.  It is the TEXT of the King James Bible that is my final authority; not the King James Bible translators themselves.  YOU, on the other hand, not only do not hold any group of men as your final authority (So why should I?) but you don't have any TEXT that you believe and defend as your final authority.  Your only final authority is your own mind and understanding, and from what I have seen of it in action, I would be one of the last people on earth to look to you for any kind of truth.

Does that answer you AGAIN about this question you keep bringing up?  Hope so, cause it's all you're gonna get about this matter. 

 

More Notes From the Internet -

 

An Arab Christian, whom I fully believe to be a brother in the Lord, named Ahmed writes: "I ask you my friend to consider whether you have an authority that has somehow replaced Scripture."

 

To whom I responded: Brother Ahmed, we King James Bible believers are THE ONLY ONES who actually have what we believe are the authoritative Scriptures. Our final authority IS the Bible and a specific Bible in print that we can show and give to anyone who asks.Your side of things has multiple, conflicting authorities, none of which agree in hundreds of places with the others, and that nobody really believes 100% of the time. And a lot of you guys like Mark D and several others here don't even think their modern versions got it right but would translate a word or passage in a different way from what everybody else has done. Their only "final authority" is their own minds and understanding, subject to change at any moment.

 

I, Will Kinney, am certainly not "the final authority" for what the words of God are. It is The King James Holy Bible that IS our final authority. God HAS acted in history to give us the book of the LORD and His hand is so clearly on this particular Bible that only the blind and deceived cannot see it. If I ask YOU to simply give us a link to see what YOUR final authority is for the written words of God, and when other versions or translations differ from your "final authority" then you are willing to take the stand that yours is right and the others are wrong, what do you have to give us? Nothing!Instead, you have committed intellectual suicide and try to prop up the utterly ridiculous notion that all these contradictory versions are all inspired and infallible. You just put a bullet through your own brain. (End of notes)

 

NOTES FROM THE INTERNET

 

This same Ahmed continues to question Why the KJB? To whom I responded:

 

Ahmed, I totally agree that the gospel is still found in any bible version out there. God can use a Catholic bible, a Jehovah witness version, a bible tract, a song or a single verse in any version to open the eyes to the Saviour Jesus Christ. I do not deny this.  However, as I have stated before, most Christians for centuries did not question the truth of the Bible and the infallibility of Scripture.  They just assumed it was so.  But God sees the end from the beginning and He knows what the future holds.  He told us that in the last days there would be a falling away from the faith; that He would send a famine of hearing His words, and that men would turn away their ears from the truth and be turned unto fables.

It is my belief that God knew full well that all this extreme criticism of the texts of the Bible would occur and become widespread in the last days and that the absolute truth of the Bible would be under attack like at no other time in history. Since He foresaw all this, He provided a perfect Bible that would end up having a track record of 400 years plus and was THE Bible of the English speaking people for some 300 years and the one that He used in the great world wide missionary outreach that began in the 1700's and into the early 20th century.  It is also the all time Best Seller of any other book in history by far.  Nothing else comes even close. It has changed more lives and established more bible schools and commentaries and universities than any other book in history.  It is the ONLY Bible seriously believed by thousands even today to be the infallible words of the living God.

So all your bible agnosticism and criticism and "corrections" and your placing yourself as your own little god and final authority has all been foreseen, prepared for and refuted by this one Book.

And since we are living in what are probably the last days, most will not believe in an infallible Bible and most will be deceived by the wine of the fornication of the great Whore of Babylon with her bogus bible versions that continue to change from one to the other and that NOBODY really believes are the infallible words of God.  And look what has happened. The most popular and widespread bible version now in use by those who don't believe that ANY Bible is the infallible words of God, are the very ones the Vatican is directly involved in making!

May God have mercy on His people and open the eyes of more of His saints to hear the call to "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."  Revelation 18:4

 

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Ronald Reagan speaking in behalf of the King James Bible (5 minute video- very good)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd0y1NDKPuw

The Book That Changed the World (94 minutes)


http://www.metacafe.com/watch/8089133/the_book_that_changed_the_world_kjb/


  

Chester wrote: "Middle Verse Many books and websites list faulty statistics on the King James Bible. Of course the number of books (66) and chapters (1,189) are fairly easy to count. However when it comes to verses, words and letters, there are a wide variety of numbers floating around. For example when it comes to verses I have read and heard preachers and teachers say there are 31,000 verses, 31,101 verses, 31,102 verses, 31,170 verses and 31,175 verses. Many use the latter number and then proceed to tell you the middle verse is Psalm 118:8. It reads as follows: It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Wow, what a verse to be right in the middle of your Bible. Then they tell you to count the words in this middle verse. There are fourteen. That's seven plus seven. That's the number of completeness and spiritual perfection doubled. Then they direct you to the middle two words and they read "the Lord". So the King James Bible has the words "the Lord" right in the center of it. I have read this in numerous books and on several websites. I have heard it on tapes. I have also received e-mails informing me of this information. On top of all this I have heard my two most favorite preachers proclaim it from the pulpit. It's funny how people copy from one another. Here's the problem. They started off with a faulty statistic. They were taught there were 31,175 verses in the King James Bible and that's not true. Hey but it gets even worse. If there were 31,175 verses the middle verse would not be Psalm 118:8. It would be Psalm 104:16. This is the 15,588th verse in the King James Bible. It reads as follows: The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; - hey nothing very astounding there that jumps off the page and slaps you in the face and makes you say wow! In order for Psalm 118:8 (the 15,968th verse in the KJB) to be the middle verse there would have to be 31,935 verses in the King James Bible, which is simply not the case. One thing that is real ironic about all this is that the New King James Version has kept this verse intact as it is written in the King James Bible. Nevertheless they did not hesitate to tamper with the previous seven verses in Psalm 118. Apparently some one on that committee was aware of all this stuff going on in the center of the Bible. It makes me laugh just to think about it. The truth is there are 31,102 verses in the King James Bible. Therefore there is no single middle verse. You cannot have a middle verse with an even number of verses. However there are two middle verses. These would be verses 15,551 and 15,552 (Psalms 103:1-2.) PSALM 103 1) BLESS the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2) Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: These are the middle two verses of the King James Bible. Both verses start with "Bless the LORD, O my soul". Verse 1 continues - and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Verse 2 concludes with - and forget not all his benefits. These are powerful words coming from the two center verses of the Book. Now let's count the words in these two middle verses. There are twenty-eight. That's twice as many as in the imaginary middle we discussed earlier. That's seven quadrupled (7 times 4) instead of seven doubled (7 times 2.) Here we have seven compounded twice as much. The truth is always better than fiction. Any one that knows their Bible knows that God loves the number seven. Now let's see if we can find some middle words in the center of God's middle verses. Yes, I see four (bless his holy name.) There are twelve words on one side of this phrase and twelve words on the other side. So the King James Bible has bless his holy name right in the center of the two middle verses! Once again that's twice as many words as in the imaginary center. This phrase also has exactly twice as many words (12) on each side of it. God loves the number twelve also. Next to the number seven, it is his favorite number. He uses it a lot in his word. For example there were twelve apostles and twelve tribes of Israel. There are twelve manner of fruits bared by the tree of life. It is the number of authority and power. What else would you expect in the center of God's Holy Bible? Bless his holy name. In conclusion to all this middle of the King James Bible stuff consider this verse of scripture, PSALM 138:2...I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. We see here God thinks quite a bit about his holy name and his word has been magnified above it! So if the Bible is the word of God, and it is, and the King James Bible is the Bible, and it is, then how do you think we should treat it? The answer should be obvious: with honour and respect."

 The Middle Verse and words in the King James Bible

 

This will not work with the fake bible versions like the ESV, NIV, NASB, NET, Holman etc. because they do not have the same number of verses in their "bible" versions.  Just another "coincidence", right? 


(This short article was written by brother Chester Kiluk Sr.)

There are 31,102 verses in the King James Bible. Therefore there is no single middle verse. You cannot have a middle verse with an even number of verses. However there are two middle verses. These would be verses 15,551 and 15,552 (Psalms 103:1-2.)

PSALM 103
1) BLESS the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2) Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

These are the middle two verses of the King James Bible. Both verses start with "Bless the LORD, O my soul". Verse 1 continues - and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Verse 2 concludes with - and forget not all his benefits. These are powerful words coming from the two center verses of the Book. 

Now let's count the words in these two middle verses. There are twenty-eight.  That's seven quadrupled (7 times 4) Seven is the number of spiritual perfection and Four is the number of the earth. Thus we have perfection on the earth.  Any one that knows their Bible knows that God loves the number seven.

Now let's see if we can find some middle words in the center of God's middle verses. Yes, there are four (BLESS HIS HOLY NAME).  There are twelve words on one side of this phrase and twelve words on the other side. So the King James Bible has "bless his holy name" right in the center of the two middle verses! 

This phrase also has exactly twice as many words (12) on each side of it. God loves the number twelve also. Next to the number seven, it is his favorite number. He uses it a lot in his word. For example there were twelve apostles and twelve tribes of Israel. There are twelve manner of fruits bared by the tree of life. It is the number of authority and power and divine government. 

Psalm 103:1 is the 1611th verse of the book of Psalms and, as we all know, the King James Bible was published in 1611. It's as if this is a direct pointer to this specific Bible version.  What else would you expect in the center of God's Holy Bible? Bless his holy name.

In conclusion to all this middle of the King James Bible stuff consider this verse of scripture, PSALM 138:2...I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

We see here God thinks quite a bit about his holy name and his word has been magnified above it! So if the Bible is the word of God, and it is, and the King James Bible is the Bible, and it is, then how do you think we should treat it? The answer should be obvious: with honour and respect. 

Brother Joshua Alvarez has done a wonderful job in this 30 minute video of refuting the false claims and ignorance of a very confused young "pastor" regarding the Bible version issue.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed7PGUt6VXE&feature=youtu.be&t=19m50s