The Answer Book
1. The Bible: Shouldn’t we be loyal only to the original, and not a translation?
QUESTION #1: Shouldn’t we be loyal to the “original autographs” and not a mere translation? ANSWER: We should put as much value on the “originals” as God does. EXPLANATION: It is impossible to be true to the originals because the originals have long been lost. This well established fact should be enough to make the…Read More
2. Isn’t Easter in Acts 12:4 a mistranslation
QUESTION #2: Isn’t “Easter” in Acts 12:4 a mistranslation of the word “pascha” and should it be translated as “passover”? ANSWER: No, “pascha” is properly translated “Easter” in Acts 12:4 as the following explanation will show. EXPLANATION: The Greek word which is translated “Easter” in Acts 12:4 is the word “pascha”. This word appears twenty-nine…Read More
3. Was King James a homosexual?
QUESTION #3: I have been told that King James was a homosexual. Is this true? ANSWER: No. EXPLANATION: King James I of England, who authorized the translation of the now famous King James Bible, was considered by many to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, monarchs that England has ever seen. Through…Read More
4. Aren’t there archaic words in the Bible needing modern translation?
QUESTION #4: Aren’t there archaic words in the Bible, and don’t we need a modern translation to eliminate them? ANSWER: Yes and No. Yes, there are archaic words in the Bible but No, we do not need a modern translation to eliminate them. EXPLANATION: That there are archaic words in the Bible is very true.…Read More
5. Weren’t there several revisions of the KJV Bible since 1611?
QUESTION #5: Haven’t there been several revisions of the King James Bible since 1611? ANSWER: No. There have been several editions but no revisions. EXPLANATION: One of the last ditch defenses of a badly shaken critic of the Authorized Version 1611 is the “revision hoax.” They run to this seeming fortress in an attempt to…Read More
6. Don’t the best manuscripts support new Bible versions?
QUESTION #6: Don’t the best manuscripts support the new versions? ANSWER: No. The best manuscripts support the Bible, the Authorized Version. EXPLANATION: The new versions are only supported by about five of the over 5,000 manuscripts of Bible text. Critics of the Bible claim that these manuscripts are better than those used by the translators…Read More
7. Are there perfect Bibles in French, German and other languages?
QUESTION #7: If there is a perfect Bible in English, doesn’t there also have to be a perfect Bible in French, and German, and Japanese, etc? QUESTION No. God has always given His word to one people in one language to do one job; convert the world. The supposition that there must be a perfect…Read More
8. Where do Bible manuscripts come from?
QUESTION #8: Where do Bible manuscripts come from? ANSWER: Most existing manuscripts of the Bible are divided into two “families”. These families are generally represented by the cities of Alexandria, Egypt and Antioch, Syria. EXPLANATION: There are only two Bibles, God’s and the devil’s. There are only two views of the Bible. It is totally…Read More
9. What is the Septuagint?
QUESTION #9: What is the LXX? ANSWER: A figment of someone’s imagination. EXPLANATION: First, let’s define what the LXX is supposed to be. An ancient document called “The Letter of Aristeas” revealed a plan to make an OFFICIAL translation of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) in Greek. This translation was to be accepted as…Read More
10. Why Luke would declare the ASV Bible a fraud.
QUESTION #10: What does this statement mean? “The King James Bible was good enough for the Apostle Paul, so it’s good enough for me.” ANSWER: This statement is usually made in a sarcastic manner in order to embarrass Bible believers in their belief. The FACT is, the King James Bible WAS good enough for Paul.…Read More