Tomas can not get over with the KJV and he blatantly knows better due to his only learned
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God is unchangeable. God's word is unchangeable too. In Matthew 24:35, the Lord Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away,
but my words shall not pass away."
Why then are we so ready to accept changes to God's word in the form of different Bible versions? The Authorized King James
text has faithfully served the body of Christ for almost 400 years. During this time, and during its translation, Satan has
viciously and relentlessly attacked it. I now hear Christians attacking it too! I've heard preachers and lay people say things
like, "it's too hard to read" or "it doesn't properly reflect the true meaning of the original Greek". The issue about the original
Greek sets my teeth on edge--which Greek? There are Greek manuscripts galore, including the corrupted manuscripts that the Roman
Catholic religion uses. The snide remarks and attacks against this utterly reliable text are unfounded.
We must remember that the Bible is a spiritual book and is understandable to those who are led by God's Spirit. It is not possible
for the natural man to understand it [I Corinthians 2:14], hence paraphrasing or simplifying it will do no good. The Bible is not
supposed to read like a fairy tale--Peter said, "for we have not followed cunningly devised fables" [II Peter 1:16]. The words of
the Authorized King James are not laborious to me, they are beautiful and full of God's power. Even the world knows it--the Authorized
King James has been listed on Norton Anthology's list of "the world's best literature" for decades.
The new versions have come up with some dangerous changes to the scriptures. The Lord God gives us stern warnings about changing His Word--
Revelation 22:18-19, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any
man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the
holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Proverbs 30:5-6, Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he
reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
I do not buy the line that the inerrant word of God is found only in the originals-- which nobody has. I know that God has the power
to preserve His word and that he wouldn't leave us out in the dark with an "imperfect" translation. In the authorized King James
Version God assembled, and moved with His Spirit, a team of some of the world's best scholars to translate His word into the world's most
popular language, English.
The complete translator's notes of the Authorized King James scholars are not included in today's publishings. This is unfortunate
because these notes say a lot about these men-- they were humble, loved the word of God, loved the King, were berated by the Catholic religion,
and they desired a translation for the common man who was kept in darkness. Some of the translators were killed for their faith. This
book was forged in blood, sweat, and tears.
I've heard folks make a big to-do about the italics in the Authorized KJV. Well, unlike many of today's translators, the authorized KJV
translators let us know which words they had to add in translating in order to give the full meaning of the original text (these are
the words in italics in the KJV). Other translators have added words too--but they don't tell you what they've added. I speak a little
Spanish and know that it is oftentimes necessary to rearrange or add words so that the translation makes sense. These men went
through the extra trouble of identifying which words they added. That's real scholarship and integrity.
How many classes have you been in where every student has a different textbook? None. It just doesn't make good sense on a very practical
level. We all need to be on the same sheet of music so that we are in harmony. Let's not confuse our kids by teaching/preaching from
the NKJV, NIV, NASV, LB, the Message, Phillips, GN, etc.
Let's not accept the premise that the tried and true Authorized King James is somehow outdated and is to be replaced by dozens of new
translations. A standard test determined the Authorized KJV reading level to be 5th grade because it contains mostly one and two-syllablic
words making it one of the easiest to read. People have been getting saved by reading it for a long, long time. We know that it contains the
Word of life whereby we live and grow.
Satan knows that in a generation we won't uniformly quote the scriptures. Imagine ten people with ten different translations trying to recite
a psalm together. Confusion. Satan knows that many newborn babes in Christ will not have the real milk that they need in order to grow because
they'll have a watered down version of the truth. He figures that if he can't kill the babes, he'll do the next best thing-stunt their growth.
At the same time the world will point to the untainted JESUS CHRIST christianity and say, "They don't even have a definitive word of God. Anybody
can write a Bible." They already say that the Bible was "just written by men".
Being able to talk to a child of God (Matthew 18:3) and have our spirits commune on the parts of God's word that we've memorized is great. I now find
people who are quoting scriptures that I know, but they are worded so differently that I have to ask the reference. This is confusion, and we know
who authors confusion, the enemy of our souls, the Devil. I believe that the emergence of these many different "Bible" versions is Satan's most successful
attempt to attack God's word. The Bible says that in the last days there's going to be a falling away of the church and I believe that these other
versions are helping to usher it along.