We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday, May 11, 2018

The King James Version Only Position is Untenable


Multiple translations don’t make a text more or less reliable. But it’s interesting that there’s kind of an underlying assumption when people make that statement and it feels something like this: “well, the Bible has been translated and once it got translated, people have revised the translation without going back to look at those early manuscripts.” And so, I thought that when I was in junior high school but I got past that relatively early. The reality is that the King James Bible, when it was translated in 1611, it was essentially based on seven Greek New Testament manuscripts, the earliest of which went back to the 11th century. We still have those manuscripts and we have almost 6,000 more manuscripts. So, we have almost a thousand times as many manuscripts as the King James New Testament was based on and our earliest don’t go back to the 11th century but so far as what’s been published, they go back to the second century. So they go back almost a thousand years earlier. So as time goes on, we’re not actually getting farther and farther away from the original text, we’re getting closer and closer.

Daniel Wallace

3 comments:

Jesse said...

https://rationalchristiandiscernment.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-critical-analysis-of-king-james-only.html

Anonymous said...

This is absolute BUNK. If your translation is not perfect, then it is not reliable at all.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anonymous,

Well, then the KJVO is not reliable at all, because it is FAR from perfect, with many errors. But you are so brainwashed into the KJV Only cult you don't bother researching the issue for yourself. That's the same with any cult, just follow what the leaders say.