In case you’re wondering why I’m even bothering to approach a topic that some would consider divisive among Christians I’ll explain.
I truly believe there is a Satanic attack against the Word of God found in the movement of modern-day bible versions, though not originating in today’s newer bible versions. This attack against the pure word of God has been going on since Satan lied to Eve in the Garden of Eden when he questioned God’s word… “Yea, hath God said…?” [Genesis 3:1]
Today I’m starting this series off with question #23 from The Answer Book by Dr. Samuel Gipp about the King James Bible. I’ll only choose a portion of the 62 questions he answers and then at some point I want to share some other information about the dark side of modern day bible versions.
Today’s question: Is it ‘heresy’ to believe that the King James Bible is perfect?
The answer is, No.
Dr. Gipp explains… “It is amusing yet appalling that a King James Bible believer, who BELIEVES the Bible to be inerrant, is called a “heretic” by people who claim to believe that the Bible is inerrant.” [did you get that? go read it again!]
“‘Heresy’, according to Webster, is ‘an opinion or doctrine contrary to the truth or to generally accepted beliefs.’ It is ‘generally accepted’ that the Bible is the perfect word of God. I have often told people, ‘I don’t believe that the King James Bible is the inerrant word of God. I believe that the BIBLE is the inerrant word of God. But if you ask me to give you a copy of that Bible, I’ll hand you a King James Bible.'”
“Critics of the King James Bible believe that the “Bible” is the inerrant word of God. BUT, ask them to hand you a copy of that inerrant Bible that they “believe” in, and you will find that it doesn’t exist anywhere on this earth!”
King James Bible believers believe what the others “claim” to believe and for that we are called “heretics”. Dr. Gipp makes a good point when he says, “…if it is ‘generally accepted by fundamentalists that ‘the Bible is the inerrant word of God’ and the Bible critic can find a mistake in every Bible that you put in his hand, then… who really is the heretic?”
Taken from Question #23, p. 75-76, The Answer Book by Dr. Samuel C. Gipp, Th.D.
Last week was the introduction to this new series: 62 questions answered about the King James Bible. Today’s post is the first in my series targeting questions and answers about the King James Bible as the inerrant word of God and what makes modern bible versions dangerous.
This series is not a personal attack on those of you who use other versions. For those of you who love God and his word, you NEED to be aware of the attack against the pure preserved words of God and the lies around some, if not all of the modern bible versions. My prayer is that you consider these things with and open heart and mind towards God and his word.