Mar 28, 2009

Norris - Unbound Scriptures

Here is a needed nugget from Rick Norris's book, The Unbound Scriptures: A Review Of KJV-only Claims And publications.

"Where does God's Word teach that any committee of a state church is superior to other believers in translating God's Word regardless of their scholarship? Where does the Bible teach that the KJV translators should be exalted to a role of being mediators between the believer and the Word of God? Were the KJV translators superior to the manuscripts and copies of God's Word in the original languages which they used? Did the KJV translators have the miraculous credentials of the prophets and apostles? KJV-only advocate Jack Moorman stated: 'Within the New Testament Church there has never been any body of men to whom God has given any special authority to make decisions concerning the New Testament canon or the New Testament text' (ForeverSettled, p. 46). Timothy Morton wrote: 'God never intended for a "priest class" of elite scholars to have a lock on the words of life.' (Which Translation should You Trust, p. 68). Wayne Williams claimed: 'God placed no scholastic lords over His heritage.' (Does God Have A Controversy, p. 68). Moorman, Morton, and Williams fail to apply their statements to the KJV translators. However, it is obvious that God's Word does not teach that God gave the KJV translators special, superior, or ultimate authority to make decisions concerning the text or translation of His Word. No one man or group of men can have an exclusive and sole access to the truth or reach sinless perfection which makes them the ultimate translators, beyond which there can be no other." (From chapter 3, titled, "Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall," of Norris's book.)

If you don't have this book, get it, read it, tell others about it! And please forward this e-mail to several friends.

Pastor Bruce Oyen

1 comment:

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