Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Power of One - Part 3

Well, I'm back - sorry it was a bit longer than I expected...but I am back now and will TRY to be a little better about posting :)

Ok, so back to this "power of one" series. I think we've come to the logical conclusion that God is not the Author of confusion, and has therefore given us one Bible. And, because of God's perfect nature and promise to preserve His Word, we have a perfect, preserved Bible today.

Here's where the unpopular part comes in.....and in all honesty, it would be a whole lot easier to skip it.

I believe that the King James Bible is God's Word perfectly preserved for us in the English language.

Now that you know where I stand, I need to explain a few things:

First, I want to apologize for the hateful, abrasive stand that many people who share this belief take. I can tell you truthfully that there are many people who hold this belief with a gracious, Christ-honoring spirit, but I've also run into enough "Bible-thumpers" to understand why people are shy of "KJVers". So again, my apologies, but I will believe in right, regardless of the "image" people tend to associate it with.

Second, I do NOT believe that you can't be saved if you don't believe in the King James Bible. This belief is heretical, and if it weren't so scary and sad, it would be comical....I mean, I'm pretty sure Paul wasn't saved with a King James Bible.....but I digress....

Third, I do not believe that there is NO truth in modern versions. I just believe that the truth has been watered down and distorted.

Fourth, I am not the kind of girl that is going to go around trying to force everyone to believe the same way I do. (I may pray intensely for you though :D) As a friend said, "Don't think I don't believe it just because I'm not always hollering about the King James Bible. You see, I serve One King, KING Jesus, and I'm too busy shouting about Him." (or something to that effect....I can't find the precise quote right now...sorry!)

Here's one of the most frequently asked questions that I've received :

Isn't it really hard to understand? Wouldn't a newer translation be easier to read?

Well, here's the thing- a newer translation might be easier to READ, but the KJV is easier to understand. Why? Because it's wording is so precise! So yes, it may require looking up a word in *gasp* a dictionary, but you'll survive, your vocabulary will thank you, and you will have a much clearer understanding of what God actually said. :)

If you have any other questions about odd beliefs a KJVer might have, feel free to ask - I won't be offended, I promise :)

The thing is, I'm rather unsure of where to go with this series next.....I could share the history of the King James Bible, or I could address specific fallacies of other versions, or just do q&a.... But would you help me? Just leave a comment - tell me what your thoughts are, or ask a question. I promise not to be offended :) Please be gracious, of course, but feel free to ask any honest question or give me any well-meaning comments, negative or positive.

Again, I've tried to write every bit of this series in a gentle manner that would honor the One Whose Word I'm seeking to exalt. Please just consider what you read here, and allow God to speak to you - because I'm completely incapable of changing hearts, but God is more than capable of guiding you.

Oh, and one more thing....I don't feel that I'm the most qualified person for writing this. In fact, I know I'm not. Unfortunately, when I started this series, I had intended to just share links to other websites that would do a better job of explaining every aspect of this touchy subject, but I couldn't find any that I could promote in good conscience. So, out of a lack of graceful dealings with this subject, I chose to share my limited knowledge, and I pray that God uses it to work some good :)


  1. I'm interested in your thoughts on this. I'm not a KJV-only person, because each version has it's weak points, but I'm interested in what makes you think it's superior to others. I would be more interested in the fallacies of other versions, but some Q&A or history would be awesome, too.

    ~ *friend-who-started-the-James1:5-joke*

    1. Thanks for your input! I will definitely consider that for the next post :)

      ~*friend- who- still- laughs- while- reading- James -1:5 *~