Apr 7, 2009

KJV-only Claims

Here are some powerful points to ponder from chapter 17 of Rick Norris's book, THE UNBOUND SCRIPTURES: A Review Of KJV-only Claims and Publications. The chapter title is "Prove All Things."

"Who says that all believers who speak English should use only the KJV? God does not say it. God's Word in the original languages does not say it. The Spirit-inspired writers of the originals plainly did not intend their readers to understand a KJV-only view. Furthermore, God's Word as translated in Tyndale's, Coverdale's, the Spanish Reina-Valera, Luther's German Bible, the Geneva Bible, and even the KJV does not say it. Thus, it cannot be a commandment of God, which creates a quandary or dilemma for KJV-only advocates. There is in fact no KJV-only command or promise from God to believe.

"In addition, the KJV translators did not say it. Baptists and other true believers of the 1600's, 1700's, and 1800's did not say it. In contrast, Ruckman, Wilkinson, Riplinger, and other KJV-only advocates may say or write it, but are the opinions of finite and fallible men or women bindng on other believers? Should believers choose to follow the commands of KJV-only advocates or the Word of God?"

Posted by Bruce Oyen

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