Another King James Bible Believer

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Another Bible Mocker Bites the Dust.  


“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every CREATURE.” Mark 16:15


A brother sent me this meme that mocks the King James Bible. It was posted at a Facebook forum and an atheist commented that the word “creature” comes from the King James Bible, but other versions do it differently.


The Christian brother says: “I saw this Meme in a Facebook group. How do you answer this, brother?  God bless.”


My Response -


We are all creatures.  People today have been dumbed down to where they don’t even know their own English language.  Even when many of the modern versions like the ESV, NASB, NIV, Holman Standard say “Preach the gospel to all CREATION.” they end up with the same problem.   Plants and animals are also part of the creation, right?   


Hasn't this Bible critic ever heard the common expression "We are all creatures of habit."? 


The Greek word used here is ktisis and it means either creature or creation. And the verb form of this word is ktizo and it means “to create”.   The word does NOT mean “mankind” or “the human race”  or “everybody" or “everyone” or “every person” or “the human race” as a few paraphrases have it. That is interpretation, not translation.


Merriam-Webster Dictionary


1: something created either animate or inanimate: such as

a:  a lower animal.

especially : a farm animal

b: a HUMAN BEING



Oxford English DictionaryAn animal or PERSON.American Heritage Dictionary


a. A living being, especially an animal: land creatures; microscopic creatures in a drop of water.

b. A HUMAN.


Webster’s New World College Dictionary 4th edition.


The definition of a creature is a person, animal or other being, real, imaginary or mythical.Merriam-Webster Dictionary


1: something created either animate or inanimate: such as

a: a lower animal.

especially : a farm animal

b: a HUMAN BEING


Oxford English DictionaryAn animal or PERSON.American Heritage Dictionary


a. A living being, especially an animal: land creatures; microscopic creatures in a drop of water.

b. A HUMAN.


Webster’s New World College Dictionary 4th edition.


The definition of a creature is a person, animal or other being, real, imaginary or mythical.


Not only does the King James Bible use the word CREATURE in Mark 16:15 and other places, but so too do the following Bible translations - Wycliffe 1395, Tyndale 1525, Coverdale 1535, The Great Bible 1540, Matthew’s Bible 1549, the Bishops’ Bible 1568, the Douay-Rheims 1582, the Geneva Bible 1587,  the Beza N.T. 1599, Whiston’s N.T. 1745, Wesley N.T. 1755, Haweis N.T. 1795,  the Moffatt 1936,  New Testament 1936, the Douay Version 1950, J.B. Phillips N.T. 1960-1972, the NKJV 1982, the KJV 21st Century Bible 1994, the Tomson N.T. 2002, The Resurrection Life N.T. 2005, Jubilee Bible 2010, The New American Bible 2010, The Common English Bible 2011, The Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament 2011, The Modern English Version 2014, Tree of Life Version 2015,  the New Matthew Bible 2016 and The NET Version (Dan Wallace) 1996-2017.


The King James Bible is always right.  Accept no inferior substitutes.


Will Kinney


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