But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18
THE PRESERVED WORD OF GOD IN ENGLISH
(Why KJV Only?)
(Which Bible Can We Trust?)
(Which Bible is the Most Accurate?)
"The WORDS of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt PRESERVE them from this generation for ever." (Psalm 12:6-7) (Emphasis mine)
Since the days of Queen Victoria in the 19th century, when the sun never set on the British Empire to the rise of American might and global influence in the 20th century, English has steadily risen to become the most important international language.
It is taught as a mandatory second language in countries as far apart as South Korea and Israel, Germany and India, Russia and South Africa, Baharain and Taiwan, Spain and Sweden. It is the primary international language in the fields of medicine, military science, technology, industry, trade, finance, and education.
Did God preserve his Word perfectly for us today in English? Or was it inspired and therefore inerrant and infallible only in the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts?
In Psalm 12:6-7 (quoted above) we are taught that God will preserve his Word in each generation, forever. The Holy Scriptures were not only inspired (literally in the Greek, God breathed or God spoken) in the original languages.
They have also been preserved in English today. Common sense tells us that if God could move holy men of God (using their personalities, educations, experience and language idioms) to write exactly what he wanted written, he can also preserve those words as they were copied and later translated into English.
God works all things after the counsel of his own will (Ephesians 1:11). Is anything too hard for the LORD?
We have the inerrant, infallible Word of God in English, not just in the original manuscripts. How do we know?
We know by reading verses like Psalm 12:6-7 (quoted at the beginning of this article) and Matthew 24:35, which says: Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Christ here teaches us that his words will be preserved forever. Where will they be preserved? His words are preserved in the Holy Bible. Thus it is important for us to determine which Bible version is the preserved Word of God.
"Logic tells us that two opposite statements cannot both be true. For example, two contradicting Bible versions cannot both be the preserved Word of God. Therefore, if one version is true, the other is false." (Barry Burton)
Which Bible is the most accurate? Which Bible can we trust? Why KJV only?
We believe that the King James Version (KJV) is the preserved Word of God in the English language today. In future editorials, Lord willing, we hope to show why from the manuscripts, men, copyrights and serious theological omissions of the modern versions.
George Theiss is a combat veteran of Vietnam who now follows Lamb of God. He and his wife, Christy, have been married 42 years (in 2019). They have 8 grown children. You can contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org
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