The Answer Book
11. Should the italicized words in the KJV be removed?
QUESTION #11: I’ve heard that the italicized words in the King James Bible should be removed because they were added by the translators. Should they be removed? ANSWER: If we remove any of the italicized words we must either remove them ALL or accept them ALL as Scripture. EXPLANATION: Following are the problems with removing…Read More
12. Don’t some great men use Bibles other than the KJV?
QUESTION #12: Aren’t there some great men who use other versions? ANSWER: Yes, but they are all in subjection to the perfect Bible. EXPLANATION: There are preachers who are considered “great” by many who either openly or covertly disdain the concept of the Bible being perfect. They correct it with regularity and openly attack those…Read More
13. Where was the Bible before 1611?
QUESTION #13: Where was the Bible before 1611? ANSWER: In the available Antiochian manuscripts. EXPLANATION: Critics of the perfect Bible like to throw out this question as though it will “stun” Bible believers. It doesn’t. The overwhelming majority of Bible manuscripts existent throughout history have been the text found in Antioch. They have always been…Read More
14. Did the translators of the KJV claim to be inspired?
QUESTION #14: Did the translators of the Authorized Version claim to be inspired by God? ANSWER: No. But Biblically that does not mean that they could not have been inspired. EXPLANATION: The men on the translation committee of the King James Bible were, without dispute, the most learned men of their day and vastly qualified…Read More
15. Aren’t modern translators better equipped than those who did the KJV?
QUESTION #15: Aren’t today’s scholars better equipped to translate the Bible than the King James translators were? ANSWER: No. EXPLANATION: The answer to the question is “No” for two reasons. First is that, the scholarship of the men who translated the King James Bible is literally unsurpassable by today’s scholars. Two books available best illustrate…Read More
16. Did King James authorize his translation to be used in the churches in England?
QUESTION #16: Did King James authorize his translation to be used in the churches in England? ANSWER: No. He authorized its translation, but not its usage. EXPLANATION: It is difficult for someone in the twentieth century, especially someone in America to fathom the conditions of nearly four hundred years ago. We Christians not only have…Read More
17. Who was the KJV Bible translated for?
QUESTION #17: If King James didn’t authorize the Bible for use in churches, who was it translated for? ANSWER: The common man. EXPLANATION: There is so much made of the perfection, or supposed imperfection, of the Bible that one element in the equation is often overlooked. That is, the reason for having a perfect Bible…Read More
18. Is the KJV God’s Word because I got saved through it?
QUESTION #18: Someone said, “The King James Bible is the word of God because I got saved through it!” Is that statement correct? ANSWER: No. EXPLANATION: The Bible is infallible and perfect without any influence by any sinner. By accepting Christ as our personal Saviour we impart nothing to Scripture, though God imparts eternal life…Read More
19. Aren’t people who believe the King James Bible church splitters?
QUESTION #19: Are people who believe the King James Bible “church splitters?” ANSWER: No. The only church that a believer in the perfect Bible could possibly split would have to be one that didn’t believe that the Bible was perfect. EXPLANATION: Sometimes false accusations are based on misunderstandings. Sometimes they are based upon utter and…Read More
20. Aren’t all King James Bible believers ‘name callers?’
QUESTION #20: Aren’t all King James Bible believers “name callers?” ANSWER: No. EXPLANATION: In recent years, the issue of a perfect Bible has been expertly handled by Dr. Peter S. Ruckrnan. Dr. Ruckman is a highly educated teacher/preacher who accepts the Antiochian manuscript as authentic and views them with the Antiochian ideology that accepts the…Read More