The King James Bible is Divinely Inspired
By David J. Stewart | September 2013 | Updated January 2017
2nd Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
There are some wayward pastors and Christian leaders today who teach that the King James Bible is a divine preservation of the inspired originals, but not itself inspired. Nothing could be further from the truth. God's Words are inspired into whatever language they are translated. How could the Bible not be inspired?
I am sad for any congregation whose pastor misleads them concerning the Word of God. To claim that only the originals are inspired is heresy. To claim that the King James Bible is divinely preserved without being divinely inspired is ridiculous and an utter heresy. How can God's Word be divinely preserved into any language without also being divinely inspired? It is impossible! Anyone who denies the inspiration of the King James Bible is a false prophet.
It is not only the originals which are inspired, but also the different languages into which God's Word is translated. Contrary to popular theological teaching, the originals are NOT even found in Hebrew, Greek and Chaldean. According to Psalm 119:89, the originals existed in Heaven before the first Word in Genesis was ever given to mankind. Psalm 119:89, “For ever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in heaven.” The originals are in Heaven.
Please don't be deceived, many false prophets are deceitful with their words. If your pastor says he believes that the Bible is inspired, ask him if he specifically believes that the “King James Bible” is inspired? If your pastor says he believes that the King James Bible is a divinely preserved translation of the inspired Word of God, ask him again if he believes if the King James Bible is inspired? That is the big question... does your so-called Christian leader believe that the King James Bible is God's inspired Words? I say to you truthfully, the King James Bible is INSPIRED word-for-word. If I viewed the King James Bible as merely an imperfect manuscript at best, full of errors and mistakes, I wouldn't waste my time memorizing it and hinging upon every word for dear life.
Since I believe that the King James Bible is more than just another version — IT IS THE BIBLE! — I view every word as being crucial and of the utmost importance. I feel sorry for anyone who has been duped by a wicked pastor into believing that the King James Bible is inferior to today's corrupt modern, garbage, translations. Satan has corrupted modern Bible versions to deceive mankind. God promised to preserve His Words unto every generation (Psalms 12:6-8). I believe that preserved Word to be contained in the King James Bible. How many people speak or read Hebrew or Greek today? Only Greeks! But nearly every nation on earth is learning to speak English to some degree, which is why I believe that God gave us His preserved and inspired Words in the English-speaking language. Amen!
I believe that the King James Bible is inspired. Please do not misunderstand. I am not saying that God gave a new revelation to the King James translators. I don't know anyone who believes that. I do not believe in double inspiration. I am saying that the King James translators produced an inspired text, since the texts they translated from were inspired. God has divinely preserved His inspired Words in the inspired King James Bible. There is no greater battle today than over the inspiration of the Bible. Why would any pastor shake his congregation's faith in the Bible? If the originals only exist in some museum in Europe, then we're all in a heap of trouble. I think that some preachers in an attempt to appear intellectual, get themselves into theological trouble.
A Preacher Who Denies the Inspiration of the King James Bible is Headed Downhill
Psalm 138:2 says that God has magnified His Word above His holy name. It is a critically important matter to God. Once a pastor attacks the inspiration of the King James Bible, then it's only downhill spiritually from there. To attack the inspiration of the Bible is to lay ax to the very root of the Christian faith, for the Word of God is the precious Seed by which men are born-again (1st Peter 1:23).
God hath chosen the poor, despised and lowly things of this world to confound the wise. It is rich and arrogant men who attack the Bible; It is broken, suffering and lowly men who defend it. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you have a deception. You show me a preacher who denies the inspiration of the beloved King James Bible and I'll show you a man whose losing his zeal for God. How can you retain your zeal (umph, fight, hood spa!) for God if you are not convinced that the holy book you hold in your hand is not 100% trustworthy, perfect, reliable and inspired word-for-word?
To say that the King James Bible is not inspired is to say that it is from faulty men and not our holy God Himself. No Sir, I don't believe for one second that 53 men authored the King James Bible. They didn't do the best of their ability, but then fell short of perfection. God's Holy Spirit worked in the hearts, minds, souls and bodies of those 53 translators (47 did the actual work of translating), to give the English-speaking world a faithful translation of the inspired Words of God!!!
Please don't be deceived, the King James Bible is God's preserved AND INSPIRED Words. If your pastor doesn't believe that the King James Bible is inerrant, preserved, infallible and inspired, then please find a Christ-honoring church.
The pastor of a very large church recently distributed a booklet to thousands of people, calling those who believe in the inspiration of the King James Bible “rats in the woodpile,” “hillbillies,” “ignorant clergy” and “barbarians.” The pastor said those who say the King James is inspired have “shot themselves in the foot,” and are “espousing Catholic or Charismatic theology.” I guess I'm a big rat then, because I DO believe that the King James Bible is 100% inspired, inerrant, infallible and preserved by God. I must be an ignorant barbaric hillbilly.
The truth is that such pastors have made Satan very glad, shaking people's faith in the Word of Life. My question is... with all the hordes of Hell attacking the Church today, why would any pastor attack the Word of God? It's apostasy! I mean, it's like a general on the battlefield criticizing the weaponry instead of attacking the enemy. We're at spiritual war! Stop tampering with the weapon! There's nothing wrong with our Sword. Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
I'm tired of the intelligencia saying that the King James Bible has thousands of mistakes, errors, and mistranslations. The truth is that many students of the Bible get caught up into the Bible-correcting movement and become self-proclaimed scholars—although they themselves CANNOT speak (download MP3) the Greek, Hebrew, nor Chaldean languages; and they certainly cannot write in those languages.
That is not to say that it is wrong for preachers to explain the meaning of Greek words, I think preachers should study as God commands and explain the definition of particular words and the meaning of phrases. That is not correcting the Bible; but rather, expounding on the Scriptures. The Greek and Hebrew are very rich in meaning; but that is not to say that the English King James Bible is wrong. The 54 King James Translators (47 did the actual work of translating) were brilliant men, many of whom spoke and wrote fluent Hebrew, Greek, and other languages. They knew what they were doing.
If someone were to retranslate the Bible and correct all of the so-called “mistranslations” in the King James Bible, you would still have the same doctrines. Nothing knew would be taught. So then they are not mistranslations, they are just someone's opinion as to how they think it could have been better worded. That is one's opinion, not an error. You can compare 25 different Bible commentaries today and you'll obtain 25 different suggested ways to word a particular Scripture. I feel safe using the King James Bible, which was translated by 54 scholars who literally spoke and wrote the ancient languages. The King James Bible is INERRANT, INFALLIBLE, and INSPIRED!!!
Those false prophets who say that the King James Bible is not inerrant, also embrace the modern corrupt versions (such as the New International Version) as being God's Word too. They view all Bibles as being inferior and inerrant; but anyone with a brain can see that all of the modern Bible versions ATTACK the deity of Jesus Christ. Only the precious King James Bible faithfully upholds the doctrine of the Godhead and deity of Jesus Christ. You won't even find the word “Godhead” in any of the modern perverted Bibles; but you'll find “Godhead” in the King James Bible (Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9). Don't you tell me that the King James Bible is in the same category as all the modern perverted Bibles that attack Jesus Christ!!! The King James Bible properly honors, uplifts, and magnifies the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ!!!
The Most Zealous, Soul Winning and Faithful Preachers Use the King James Bible
I guarantee that if you check what I'm about to say, you'll find that it's true. You look at all the humble preachers who rip, holler, and cry aloud against the wickedness and falsehoods of our generation... ask them what Bible they use? They use the King James Bible! Then you look and see all the buzzards who say that we don't have God's Word today, who claim that the King James Bible is errant, flawed, and not inspired? You'll find that they're some deadbeat college professor, a milquetoast theologian, or some fancy-britches golf-club pastor who is no longer small in his own eyes.
It is arrogant deadbeats, denominational deeper-lifers, and snobby intellectuals who are turning and compromising, claiming that the King James Bible is not the inerrant, perfect, and inspired Words of almighty God. And it's humble, God-fearing, Christ-honoring, soul-winning, faithful Christians who are out fighting in the spiritual foxholes of this wicked world against the Devil and all the hordes of Hell, as good soldiers of Jesus Christ! 2nd Timothy 2:3, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” You pansy ministers and so-called self-proclaimed “scholars” are AWOL from the spiritual battle, a disgrace to your unit and to your God.
Please don't be deceived, the King James Bible is God's preserved AND INSPIRED Words. The King James Bible is a divinely preserved translation of the inspired Words of God and is therefore also INSPIRED! I just don't understand how anyone could say that the King James Bible is not inspired, while believing that it was translated from inspired texts. It pains me greatly to hear a pastor denying the inspiration of the beloved King James Bible. END
Job 32:8, “But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”
“I must have every
Word if I speak His message. If I didn't think I had a perfect
Bible I'd close this one, walk out that door, I'd never walk in the pulpit again.” —Dr. Jack Hyles
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Pastor Jack Hyles Believed That the King James Bible is INSPIRED
Pastor Lee Roberson Believed That the King James Bible is INSPIRED
Beware of Evangelist Sam Gipp's Denial of the Inspiration of the King James Bible!
"The biggest split that has ever come will come in the next ten years, if not sooner, over the King James Bible - and it couldn't come soon enough for me. I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they 'use' the King James Bible - tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word." —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the Wednesday night Bible study titled, “Revelation to Illumination” (1998).
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The Word of God is Quick and Powerful...
“Again, I conclude that this book has in it the very breath of God, from the effect it produces upon men. There are men who study philosophy, astronomy, geology, geography, and mathematics; but did you ever hear a man say, 'I was an outcast, a wretched inebriate, a disgrace to my race, and a nuisance in the world, until I began to study mathematics, and learned the multiplication table, and then turned my attention to geology, got me a hammer, and knocked off th corners of the rocks and studied the formation of the earth, and since that time I have been happy as the day is long; I feel like singing all the time; my soul is full of triumph and peace; and health and blessing have come to my desolate home once more?' Did you ever hear a man ascribe his redemption and salvation from intemperance and sin and vice to the multiplication table, or the science of mathematics of geology? But I can bring you, not one man, or two, or ten, but men by the thousands who will tell you, 'I was wretched; I was lost; I broke my poor old mother's heart; I beggared my family; my wife was heart-stricken and dejected; my children fled from the sound of their father's footsteps; I was ruined, reckless, helpless, homeless, hopeless, until I heard the words of that Book!'”
SOURCE: Horace L. Hastings, “Will the Old Book Stand?,” p. 19; authored in 1890.
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“God has preserved His inspired Word for us. It is preserved in the Hebrew Masoretic text and in the Greek Textus Receptus. It is also preserved for us in the English in the King James Bible. What He at first inspired, the Lord God has now preserved. Therefore, when I hold the King James Bible in my hand, I hold the inspired text. It was inspired and now that inspired Word has been protected, preserved and provided for us!”
SOURCE: What Is That Book You Hold In Your Hand?, by Dr. Shelton Smith, editor, Sword of the Lord.