The KJV Bible

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February 2, 2011 4:22 am

After all…only in the King James Version do you still find the fabulous unicorn!!!

February 28, 2011 6:40 pm

It Went From Hebrew To Greek then To many Translations Which Came to KJV Then it Kept Going To Nkjv NIV Erv Etc…. The Whole Point To The Bible is

Repentance Holy Spirit Pure and Holy Be Kind and love Love With All your heart mind and soul To Thy God and to love all As your self Even Your Enemy’s

This is The Law to Love
Galatians 5:22 Is your Key to See if you have the Spirit in you
But Read First Acts 2:38 This you Must do Before ye Can Have the Spirit Which is Why Others Hate Christian’s Because they dont wanna Stop There Desire Of sexual and Money comfort They’ve Practiced all There Life and Just Give in To Temptation Due to the easiness is there Goal Not Obeying God

Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

June 12, 2011 4:26 am

There have always been those, not unlike you, who, thinking themselves wise and full of knowlege, scoff and deny the truth of Gods Holy Word. Doubtless, there will be those who carry on the blind and foolish practice of denial long after you have gone to your just reward!

But, I do not desire to see anyone pass through the veil of death and suddenly find that they are condemned to the eternal flames of hell, where there is no hope, no birds to sing songs, no beauty, no love, no joy, and no God! Even though my tears for you and my words to you will not move you to accept that which is true, I shall at least try to persuade you, not for my sake, but for yours and those whom you blindly influence!

Many years ago, I was like you, full of knowledge, and believed that I was wise! I had no desire to serve anyone but my own arrogance and desires. I made one mistake! I picked up a Bible and asked God to prove to me that He is real! The Bible I picked up was the King James version of the Holy… Read more »

March 13, 2012 12:38 pm

Amen Jordan48,,Amen!!!

March 3, 2013 7:03 am

Amen Jordan, and Praise God for his grace upon you!!!!!!

May 29, 2013 3:51 am

AMEN. Bingo!

June 12, 2011 4:33 am

Sorry, this posting was placed under the wrong commentator!

March 25, 2011 9:32 am

yes, because the unicorn was a real animal just like dragons. many accurate historical and scientific accounts and findings prove these animals existed. Myths have truths in them. Even historians and others will tell you that a myth is not necessarily false, just colored. Besides, myths mention every animal that was ever on earth. So, should that mean that no animal exists?
Also, God can create whatever he wants. He created the angels, etc. What’s stopped him from creating a unicorn? Like many animals, humans killed out unicorns. They were mainly hunted for their horns.

August 31, 2011 10:06 pm

If you are stupid enough to believe that a unicorn is a flying horse, then you deserve the newer “bible” perversions. Unicorn simply means a animal with ONE horn. There are many animals alive today and in the past that fit the description. We have one horned rhinos, whales and lizards alive today so why is it so hard to believe that there was a one horned animal alive a couple thousand years ago? Wake up and use your brain instead of letting yourself believe little girl fairytales.

May 18, 2012 6:55 pm

I never said the unicorn was a flying horse. So, you are foolish for interjecting that. The unicorn was a one horned animal that looked like a hybrid of a horse and goat (a few other similar creatures), and was very stubborn and mean. They never had wings and are nothing like fairy tales that you are referencing imply. We do not have unicorns anymore because humans killed them out for the price of their horns. They have been extinct for hundreds of years. Wake up and use your brain instead of being a fool.

September 3, 2012 8:03 pm

If you were to guess, how long would you say the unicorns have been extinct? Is there historical evidence that they were eliminated, let’s say, 500 years ago? Serious.

April 12, 2013 9:43 pm

How do you prove the non-existence of something?
1. an infailible whitness
2. the word of God telling you
Probably an elasmotherium-sibericum (spelling?).

March 3, 2013 7:05 am

Thumbs up Brad!!!! :)

April 11, 2013 10:22 pm
March 3, 2013 7:01 am

Actually, I just seen a pastor point out a dinosaur that roamed the earth in at one point in time upon the earth. Maybe in early Bible times. It was quite large and had a big horn that stuck out of it’s head, like a unicorn. I seen it’s picture, as the scientist drew it, according to bones found!!! It is Hollywood and who ever else, that put it on a nice white horse with a twisted horn. But there was a really big animal/beast that really did have one!!! LOL So it guess the Bible knew what it was saying all the time!!!!

March 12, 2013 10:07 pm

That, and the zoo. If you’ve ever been to one – oh, they call them rhinoceros, today. You ought to go there and count the number of their horns.

Can you count to one?

February 5, 2011 10:27 am

First and foremost allow me to say I enjoy the KJV translation of the bible and still read from it.
When I was first saved I thought the KJV was how God spoke and was the original Words spoken by God. Of course, over the years I realize this isn’t true.
I have struggled much over the issue of translations for some time because of the issue concerning which Greek text was used to translate into english. However, today I know longer struggle with the issue.
While I’m the first to admit many modern translations are watered down and attempt to interpret what the writer’s meant, I also realize that the KJV is a “translation” itself and poorly translated in some area’s. It was a translation for it’s time using words from a vocabulary we no longer use.
In closing, I think whatever “translation” someone uses that enriches their relationship with Jesus is the one, at the end of the day, they should continue reading from. Again, I love the KJV and trust it completly, as I do some other modern day translations. But again, it is a “translation” of Greek and Hebrew and is not the “original” Word of God.

February 17, 2011 5:15 pm

John, The bible was written by God, and is His exclusive Holy Word. The book is called the living Word, because, rather than intellectually studying the translations, God told us that He will cause His Word to come iinto one universal language. The Holy Spirit is the Teacher, and the Bible must be studied in prayer and not in pride. If you are truly saved, you will uinderstand this. Unless we truly submit ourselves and believe that God is not the author of confusion, we have to ask ourselves Will God spit us out of His mouth, and say, Get thee away from me, for I never knew you? There is only one true bible and it is ordained by Holy God, and that is the 1611 KJV> There are numerics in it that no other pseudo bible has, for God gives us a code to preserve His true Word. Blog on to Mike, and learn the code, and satisfy your soul. Also in the KJV read the last chapter and last three verses of the Book of Revelation, and see the curse put upon anyone who changes the Word in any way. Only go to the true scource,… Read more »

May 21, 2011 1:31 pm

Anytime someone tells you they have the “Code’ Run far and run fast from them! Just ask Harold Camping!

June 12, 2011 5:01 am

In my many years of studying the Living Word of God, I have come to realize many truths! The natural man can read it over and over again and come away thinking that it is a “good book” full of fanciful stories and hard to accept in all parts.

But the man who penitently seeks the truth, reading it prayerfully and in reverence to God, he is more than likely going to have his spiritual eyes opened and his deaf ears unstopped, by the revelation of the Holy Spirit!

I speak to you all of Spiritual things, not carnal! For the Word of God is revealed to humble men who seek HIM with their whole heart, not the proud and hauty! The more you “eat” of His Word, the bread of life, the greater the revelation and maturity of the believer!

If you say that you don’t want “that” or you don’t believe “this” is for the believer today, then God will not compell you to accept it. The Holy Ghost is a very polite and sensitive teacher of the Word of God! HE IS A PERFECT GENTLEMAN! If you deny that the gifts of the Spirit are not for the… Read more »

February 18, 2013 3:14 pm

So true.
Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

For those who are outside it is like a good, moral story book but unto us, His children, it is a mystery of the Kingdom of God revealed. It fills us with such excitement and at the same time I feel so grateful to have this marvellous plan of God revealed to an unworthy soul like me.

I know what you are talking about brother. God bless you.

May 20, 2013 2:11 am

Whenever someone tells you not to listen to someone else, see if it’s in the Bible and LISTEN TO IT, NOT EITHER OF THOSE MEN THAT CAN LIE. :)
Here’s some scripture for King James Codes, not equidistant letter sequencing (spelling?):

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath UNDERSTANDING COUNT the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Rev. 13:18)
Ecclesiastes 7:27 Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account: (Eccl. 7:27- the 666th chapter of the Bible)

The King James Code is one of the best defences of the old King James Bible I’ve seen in almost a year. The first video is “Jesus Christ, DNA and the Holy Bible” by Pastor Mike Hoggard. Here’s the link:
God bless anyone who holds to ye ol’ BOOKE,

June 14, 2011 1:55 pm

How is it ordained? Because it was the first english speaking Bible. What about the german Bible from Luther or the Latin Bible, or the Greek/Hebrew original Bible. Take a step further the Bible as a whole book started around 300 A.D. The Old Testament before Samuel was written down probably around King David’s time before that it was stories handed down by word of mouth for generations.

The orginial 1611 KJV Bible ten commandments had one tiny misprint
“Thou shall covet thy neighbor wife”. The word ‘not’ was accidently left out. Sorry all you KJV only people there are mistakes in the KJV of the Bible. Can you read Shakespeare? Shakespeare and KJV are written in the same language. Nothing wrong with KJV but do not let it become your idol.

December 11, 2012 12:47 am

It’s not even the first English Bible. The charter issued by King James for the committee to translate and compile the KJV included the king’s opinion that existing English translations were inaccurate and the Geneva (an English translation) was the worst, which was his reason for commanding that a new translation be made.

January 27, 2013 11:21 am

Thank you, godwithme777,” for your inspired post. I “cut my teeth” on the KJB. It is my best friend and I love the fact that Holy Spirit is my teacher and guide. If we learn to quiet our own limited thinking, we can hear from God in His Word. I would suggest that those who think they know it all, humble themselves in the eyes of the Lord, ask forgiveness for hautiness, read His Word, Jesus, in quietness and hear the Lord saying “… be still and know that I am God.”

March 3, 2013 7:13 am

Amen and Amen godwithme777!!!! And three thumbs up for Pastor Mike Hoggard!!!!! To bad many more Christians can’t get his teachings on this. Maybe they would be better able to see the truth, and realize how the devil is once again, trying to corrupt the word of God, just as he has been, since the Garden of Eden!!!! Oh, and if anyone would want these teachings, you can send for them, and they will send them out FREE of charge!!! Listen to them, then make up your own mind!! But I’m sure you will see the truth!!! The King James is the word that God has protected for centuries!!! Praise God!!!

April 2, 2011 2:22 am

I totally agree with your thoughts/comments RE: the KJV of the bible – it is a translation as well closer to the old english of the puritan days. That is not the original language obviously. I do believe this, God will protect His word – “it will go out and will not return void.” I believe He is very capable of protecting His word through various translations including and not limited to the KJV. I prefer the NKJV and NIV…and prayer, we definately need to be asking the Holy Spirit to direct our time spent with the Father in His holy word. These types of disagreements are not of the Lord–so we need to be careful in our own words, myself included! God bless you!

June 29, 2011 1:56 pm

Yes, the word unicorn is correct and here is why:

God bless,

Will Kinney

March 3, 2013 7:17 am

Hi Will, I remember you from Facebook!!! God Bless you!!!

March 13, 2012 11:27 am

Thank you. When the Lord found me back in 76, the KJV was my 1st bible. I currently use the NASB. When I 1st stared to find out about the ‘KJV-only’ movement (I don’t know what else to call it), I felt a red-flag in my spirit. The Lord showed me a nbr of things. Part of that was what you shared. It is a translation of a translation. And of course there is the battle over the ‘textus receptus’. But the 2 things that the Lord showed me were the bottom line for me. 1) Where is the love of God? If you believe the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob is going to deny people salvation b/c they didn’t read the KJV only, not only are you short-sighted, but you are under the law. Does Rom 10:9 read “If you confess w/your mouth the Lord Jesus, & believe in your heart that God raised Him up from the dead, IN THE KJV ONLY, you shall be saved?” Well, I’m sorry, But even in my KJV it does not say that. And 2) Jesus said “the HOLY SPIRIT will lead you into ALL truth.” Not the KJV. Unfortunately, you… Read more »

October 7, 2012 7:50 pm

Thank you Doug! For taking the time to type up what I would have typed up.

December 11, 2012 12:50 am

There was a time, up until about 150 years ago, when some Christian groups in America spoke King James English all the time, for the very reasons you cited.

December 20, 2012 9:36 pm

AWESOME WOG…If God created The Universe do these men not believe that God Thru the Holy Spirit Cannot oversee and intervine in the Translations of His Word…I myself was saved by The Gideons Version of the Bible, in a sleazy motel room. What a battle, however what The Father has Given to The Son Jesus/Yeshua NOONE can snatch out of His Hands.
ALso The King James Bible has the Word Easter instead of Passover. Seeing That Passover was and still is A God Ordained Holy Day, i will continue no further. as was Jesus The Passover Lamb who was slain before The Foundations of The World. Jesus is The Only Way to The Father, not thru King James or any other man….I suggest all who want to continue in these petty disagreements, STOP and realize That Our God Is BIGGER than ALL of this. And that you who continue to argue these things are wasting precious time. The Holy Spirit is givin from God above not thru King James….Jesus IS The Way The Truth and The Life. There is no other….Hallelu YAH.

April 18, 2013 10:16 am

Your explanation of Easter has no merit. Easter was a pagan holiday celebrating sex. Symbols of fertility of that holiday are still used today, i.e. rabbits, eggs, etc. The KJV mentions Easter only once (vs 4):

1 ¶ Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
(Acts 12)

Do you really believe that King Herod was a Christian celebrating the Passover? Look at his crimes in the leading verses. If you still really believe Herod was a Christian celebrating Passover, please stay from me and my family.

April 18, 2013 11:39 pm

Are we to say that he was a Christian at all? I mean, Herod was killing Christians. Why should we assume he was celebrating Easter? If you are going to believe that Herod was a Christian celebrating Easter, then please stay away from me and my family.

The use of the word PASCA is in reference to time. Herod was trying to make the Jews happy. He attended Passover because it was good for his political career. And because it was passe to execute people during Passover, he would not make what he would think was a political blunder by executing Christians during Passover.

Just because the word PASCA is used in the vicinity of Herod, doesn’t mean it should be translated differently. You’re going to need a lot more convincing arguments for that

February 5, 2011 12:36 pm

Well Bro. John, I have to whole heartedly disagree with you. God is the Word. If you can’t grasp that, then you will not see that changing just one word is what brought sin and death into the world in the beginning.
God told Adam and Eve that if they eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, “that thou shall surely die” Satan had the serpent say ” thou shall NOT surely die”. Before that, Eve made the mistake of adding to God’s Word by saying “ye shall not eat of it, NEITHER SHALL YE TOUCH IT…” God never said
don’t touch it, He just said don’t eat of it’s fruit. Then Satan had her. Just changing one Word brought every war, murder. rape. perversion, dead baby, fumeral, etc… that we have today. Jesus said that not one jot or tittle shall pass from the law…God split man’s language into many at the tower of Babel. He has the power to preserve it in English. The translating techniques were extra-ordinary. The men picked to do it knew Hebrew and Greek better than any of our scholars of higher critical thinking. The main thing in common that… Read more »

June 13, 2011 9:50 am

In all of this “debate” we’re having doesn’t it seem that we are exalting a translation rather than the Triune God? I think we are when we exalt the KJV–yes, the KJV had many flaws in it; one being that it called the Holy Spirit “itself”–for that matter (and I occasionally read the KJV), why didn’t the Puritans and Pilgrims use the KJV but opted for the Geneva Bible instead?

March 13, 2012 12:02 pm

Agree brother. I mentioned that in another remark. The KJV has become an idol to those who, altho they ay not recognize it, are worshiping it, denying the very power of the Holy Spirit to lead us into ALL truth. If God can’t speak to us except thru the KJV, then, to quote a little out of context “we of all men are most miserable.” I like my KJV, and the Holy Spirit helped me to understand the archaic words. But God does not speak to me in KJV, and I don’t expect God to be limited by a translation. Otherwise I am limiting Him period.

April 18, 2013 11:05 am

Several of you are boneheads when it comes to God’s Word. Many of you are totally missing the mark when it comes to the KJV. It has absolutely nothing to do with idolizing it and everything to do with believing its purity.

6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
(Psalm 12)

So what that the KJV is not the original? God didn’t intend it to be the original when He purified it through seven levels of translations.

Still want to cling to the perversions of God’s Word? There are very very few translations of the Bible that are NOT copyrighted. What does a copyright mean? A copyright gives the author legal protection of his private interpretation for commercial profit. While study aids and other notes of interest may be copyrighted (which are not part of the Bible), the KJV is NOT copyrighted nor can it be. It was financed by public monies for the public’s use. There is no commercial benefit to it.

20 Knowing… Read more »

April 18, 2013 1:04 pm

1. Let no man deceive himself into thinking that something that wasn’t written by the Apostles directly is perfect.

2. The Catholics were wrong to require people to pray and read Scripture in Latin because it wasn’t what they spoke, In the same way, it is wrong to require people to use the KJV, because there ain’t a person in the English speaking world that uses that vernacular of English.

3. Unless God Himself says that the KJV is perfect, dropping down a copy of the 1611 KJV from the sky in a shining light for all people to see, record, and post on YouTube, then you have no evidence. I don’t recall God saying the KJV is perfect.

4. Copyright laws in the United States of America REQUIRE that all literary works be copyrighted prior to the publishing, as of the 1950’s. Most non-study Bibles (meaning translation alone without commentary) are published under what is called “Public Domain” Copyrights. This means that a person can use any length of a passage of Scripture, so long as the version is cited. In that manner, all KJV Bibles currently hold copyrights:

My personal KJV holds the following line at the end: Copyright (C)… Read more »

October 7, 2012 8:26 pm

Speaking of the trinity doctrine and “the Triune God”, I would like to mention that it is a false one. The Father of the Son and all of us is YHUH, the ONLY TRUE ELOHIM.

1 John 5:7 is not in any early manuscripts yet it the foundational verse for belief in the trinity doctrine. Without it, the Holy SPirit is no longer a person and is more accurately discribed as “itself”, for the Holy Spirit that proceeds from the Father of all Spirits is of Himself. It is the Holy Father’s Spirit.

Combine this fact with other scriptures like John 17:3, 2 John 1:3, 2 Peter 1:1-2,2 Cor. 11:31, etc etc.. we have a basis for truth. The Father is the eternal and invisible Elohim (God) YHUH and His Son is YHUHSHA, our eldest brother and mediator. I know you won’t find any of this YHUH wording in the KJV because it has replaced the name with a title, the LORD. Those who adhere to a sole translation of the scriptures risk being totally blinded and deceived, putting the pride of man (and his translational skills) on high. The reason the Father allows there to be no absolute truth in… Read more »

December 11, 2012 1:09 am

Apparently you do not speak Hebrew. Deuteronomy 6:4 in Hebrew is שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָד – Sh’ma Yisra’el YHWH Eloheinu YHWH Eḥad. The word Ehad (also spelled “echad”) is one of three Hebrew words that can be translated “one.” The other two “yachid” and “bad.” The difference is that “yachid” or “bad” might be confused as saying that there is only one God or that he is first among gods. The word Echad is different in that it states that there is one united being that exists as God, but that he has more than one part (i.e. the trinity). The best example I can think of for using the word “one” in this way in English is when we say the United States is “one nation” even though it is made up of fifty states.

As for references to the trinity in the KJV, what about the first chapter of John? Verse 1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Verse 14: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)… Read more »

March 13, 2012 11:54 am

Well sir, the problem with saying that the KJV is perfect is, that there are a number of books, for instance, Iddo the seer, that are missing. Therefore, the KJV cannot, nor can any other translation be, complete and perfect. I am sure you have your pat responses to these remarks. But the bottom line is, as I said in another reply, that Rom 10:9 does not say “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, & believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, IN THE KJV ONLY, you shall be saved.” And Jesus told us “the Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth”. not the KJV. And argue as you may, the textus receptus has plenty of errors. But what you are saying, is that those who have called upon the Lord, those who have asked the Holy Spirit to guide them as they did their translations, are heathen. That the Holy Spirit did not guide them. Therefore you are calling them liars. My heart goes out to your sir, and I don’t take lightly God’s word. But I know that “wisdom from above is 1st pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full… Read more »

February 5, 2011 5:02 pm

The scriptures were not written in English. How can any translation therefore be revered as God’s actual words?

March 25, 2011 9:41 am

As Brian said, God is in control and will not let His word be tampered with. Do you seriously think God will just stand by and allow people to change his word, and not give us the whole truth? What kind of god to you serve? If we cannot trust God’s word, then there is no point in being Christian. Most of us got saved because of God’s word.

April 18, 2013 11:43 am

God does stand by and your faith is tested. From the very beginning God’s Word was changed, as when the serpent and Eve both changed it. From that time to now, fallen men have continued to change God’s Word. You need to study God’s Word more.

6 ¶ I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
(Galatians 1)

July 5, 2011 2:22 pm

God spoke in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Egyptian and every language there was. He speaks today to those who speak English in English so we understand His words. But really, He speaks into our spirit because He is Spirit, and we place the words in our own language. God has no one language, but all languages are at His disposal.

February 8, 2011 11:33 pm

I’m new at this but I understood the bible as written by man but inspired by God. So with my relationship with God, I believe that He will give me the words that I need to follow in His way of life. I am a sinner but will try to do what is right with prayer and reading which ever bible I may have at the time. God bless you all.

March 13, 2012 12:05 pm

Praise God for bringing you into His family. Listen to the Holy Spirit. He will confirm things in your spirit. Welcome. I know this was a year ago but I just found this. Don’t know if you will get this or not. But again, welcome!

February 9, 2011 3:03 pm

What about the Tyndale translation of the New Testament and part of the old? In the NT he translated “Eklesia” as Congregation or assembly where appropriate, while in the 1611 KJV the word “Eklesia” is transliterated as “church”. Why is that? Eklesia is closest to the Hebrew term used in the OT for congregation and assembly, referring to the people, while church refers to a building or physical location of worship.

March 25, 2011 9:46 am

KJV translated it correctly. congregation or assembly is the church, not the building. The body of believers locally or worldwide is called the church. The name was attached to the building, but that is not what the bible intended. And, bibles must be translated according to vernaculars, etc, without being diminished. If one depends on the Holy Spirit for guidance, wisdom and understanding, one would not care for the languages that the apostles, et al, wrote in, and would understand the bible/the things of God.

December 11, 2012 1:16 am

This is true. In the book of Acts, the “church” is described as meeting in peoples homes or in Jewish synagogues (that must have been a little strange). We know from history that some churches in Greece met in temples to Greek gods for lack of another “public” place to congregate. In the Middle Ages, “the Church” referred either collectively to all Catholics or to the Holy Roman Empire (i.e. the Vatican). The buildings were cathedrals, chapels, abbeys, monasteries, etc. The idea of the church as a single building is new within the past thousand years.

April 18, 2013 11:51 am

Church is man’s idea of a physical location or building. The Scriptures don’t bear that out. The church is an “assembly” or a “congregation.” No problem here. The church has also been called a “living body” as well. It is not unusual to have several words that define each other in English.

April 18, 2013 11:34 pm

Correct, the Church is not a physical location. However, neither is the Church some nebulous group of people broadly defined as “all of the followers of Christ.” The Church is defined as “All people who truly believe in Christ as He is; follow His commandments; teach the same Doctrine about God, Christ, and His salvation; and commune together in the same belief.”

As Scripture said:

John 14:15
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Ephesians 4:4
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

There is only one Church. It is not bound up in a place. It is bound up in one truth. That Church is the Pillar and Ground of the Truth (I Timothy 3:15). As it is the Pillar of Truth, we should build our lives around it. As it is the Ground of Truth, we should build our lives upon it. And as Christ is its Head, we should live upon and around it by remaining under Christ.

February 17, 2011 5:19 pm

WELL SAID BRIAN C.! Itis so sad to see and hear the negative and opinionated comments on the Bible, and scripture, when spoken in ignorance. Keep doing what you do, for you are God’s servant, and new believers and scoffers may see the light…Lord bless you.

February 23, 2011 4:18 pm

I’m no theologian, but my pastor says that the KJV is the most wrought with errors and that the NIV is one on the most accurate. The simple reason for this is that the earliest manuscripts were not discovered until 1947, therefore, how can a Bible translated in 1611 ever be considered accurate? It may be the oldest ENGLISH translation of the Bible that we have, but the oldest surviving manuscripts of the Bible in the ORIGINAL language were not discovered until 1947.

It’s poetic, yes, and it is certainly a beloved translation, and God has the power to do all things, especially preserving His Word on this earth. However, I believe that you would do well in your study of the Bible to look at different translations to help you understand better what God is trying to say to you. A very good place for this is, it has multiple translations of the Bible, some even in different languages.

Also, something to consider, nearly all translations of the New Testament work from a Konea Greek translation, however the original was written in Aramaic. You would do well to look for… Read more »

March 14, 2011 1:12 am

John… so you say the NIV is the most accurate. Then answer these questions from your NIV.
1. According to Matthew 17:21, what two things are required to cast out this type of demon?
2. According to Matthew 18:11, why did Jesus come to earth?
3. According to Matthew 27:2, what was Pilate’s first name?
4. In Matthew 27:35, when the wicked soldiers parted His garments, they were fulfilling the words of the prophet. Copy what the prophet said in Matthew 27:35 from the NIV.
5. In Mark 3:15, Jesus gave the apostles power to cast out demons and to_________________
6. According to Mark 7:16, what does a man need to be able to hear?
7. In Luke 9:55, what did the disciples not know?
8. In Luke 9:56, what did the Son of man not come to do? According to this verse, what did He come to do?
9. In Luke 22:14, how many apostles were with Jesus?
10. According to Luke 23:38, in what three languaes was the superscription written?
11. In Luke 24:42, what did they give Jesus to eat with His fish?
12. John 3:13 is a very important verse, proving the deity of Christ. According to this verse (as Jesus spoke), where is the Son of man?
13.… Read more »

April 12, 2011 4:04 pm

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.

So you’re telling me that any translation of the Bible that is not the “Authorized King James Bible” is false, misleading, and thus a product of the Father of Lies? (It’s funny to think the only “authorized” version of The Word is in a language never spoken by anyone in the Bible.) If you claim other translations are inaccurate and mislead people, then The Word (God) is also partly Satan?

The fact is that if you can debate the relative accuracy of any translation of the Bible, you are offering up the idea that the Word is corruptible, and thus God is corruptible.

Can you not see the pride? MY version’s more accurate than YOUR version. You’re being led astray because I have a better Bible than you do. Who needs to debate the accuracy of The Word when one of the seven deadlies is present and accounted for right here and now?

It doesn’t matter which translation you use for Luke 6:42 to ascertain that you’ve completely missed the point of it.

This is a black or white issue. … Read more »

April 14, 2011 9:08 am

No translatiion from one language to another is perfect. While the truth of God’s word may still shine through in some translations, it may not in others. Many older translations may have minor imperfections but so long as those translation errors do not change the message they can still be viable translations. Some translations actually pervert the truth of the Scriptures and those should be avoided.

2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

It is in our best interest to study the different translations and determine how they came into existence and which is correct and which are in error. An excellent book that demonstrates the error being promoted by many of the newer versions is “New Age Bible Versions” by Gail Riplinger. What you may discover about some newer versions may result in one rethinking their position on this subject. I know it changed mine and as a result I prefer the older translations like the KJV or the Geneva Bible (even if the spelling and old english make it difficult to read)

June 14, 2011 4:24 am

The Word of God is not given for one mans personal interpretation! When a believer come to Christ, he or she should stay steadfast in the reading of the Word of God many times daily, meditating upon the Word. It IS THE HOLY GHOST who provides the REVELATION of Christ in the Word! “For the natural man discerneth not the things of God, for they are Spiritually discerned.” That is why, when the believer fails to read by and through the revelation of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) they err in their understanding of the holy text.

IT IS THE HOLY GHOST that reveals Gods truth! The deep mysteries of God. Satan knows the holy scriptures, but he lacks the revelation of the Holy Spirit in gaining understanding!

As a bond servant to my Holy Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to whom belongs all the praise and glory, came to the revelation of the living Word of God by study in the 1611 version of the King James Bible! That is exactly why I will not accept any other version of the Word of God!

Yes, the KJ version is written in the Old Kings English, which for many seems difficult to read… Read more »

April 14, 2011 12:28 pm

@Son of Adam…you said,”So you’re telling me that any translation of the Bible that is not the “Authorized King James Bible” is false, misleading, and thus a product of the Father of Lies? (It’s funny to think the only “authorized” version of The Word is in a language never spoken by anyone in the Bible.) If you claim other translations are inaccurate and mislead people, then The Word (God) is also partly Satan?”
I never said that. These are your words and not mine.
My comment is about the NIV and not other versions. And my comment is about the fallacies that are in the NIV. Read the post brother!
Then you accuse me of being prideful and being led astray?
I have many versions of the Holy Bible, the American Standard Bible, the Contempary English Version, the English Standard Version, the International Standard Version, the Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, the NIV, and the King James Version, to name a few.
When I find scripture that is hard for me to understand I search other versions as some have a better interpertations than others. Even though the King James version is my personal favorite.

Now I have a question for you… Are you… Read more »

June 27, 2011 1:51 pm

Amen!These other translations such as the NIV omit and add to the Word if god.KJV is the only trustworthy translation.

March 25, 2011 9:59 am

Why can’t people realize that God does not set people up for failure?! If it were true that the NIV is the most accurate because of the scroll used, God would have made sure and guided King James’ people to find that scroll and pattern the KJV after it! He is not evil to just sit there and allow a supposed inaccurate manuscript to be used by Christians for 400 years! That would be setting us up for failure. KJV is the most accurate and the only one inspired by God. The other bibles were made in an effort to conform and compromise to increase numbers and give people what they wanted to hear. Read about the ecumenical movement and you would understand. They go out of their way to discredit KJV, when it was the ONLY bible to lead millions of people to Christ AND they were closer to God because they depended on him instead of commentaries, studying Greek, taking the pastor’s word for it, etc. Before, Christians believed, were bold and strong. Now, Christians are weak and full of fear and doubt because the new bibles condition everyone to leave the Holy Spirit out of the equation.… Read more »

February 23, 2011 4:39 pm

Something else, you said “Jesus says that whosoever is angry at his brother WITHOUT A CAUSE, is in danger of judgment. The other bibles say that whosoever is angry is in danger of judgment.”

Let me ask you this, does God not have a cause to be angry with us? God has more cause to be angry with us than anyone has to be angry with his brother/neighbor!! Therefore, I find this statement particularly concerning, because it should not matter whether we have reason to be angry or not, because we are to forgive as we have been forgiven. Think back to the parable of the man who owed a debt that he could not repay in a thousand lifetimes and the king forgave that debt, then the man went out and threw a man in jail for only a thousandth of a percent of what he had just been forgiven of; would Jesus tell this parable then later say “Oh, but if you have a cause to be angry with your brother then you are ok.”? I think not!!

We have been forgiven of a debt which we could NEVER repay, therefore we should forgive all… Read more »

May 18, 2012 7:02 pm

If a person does wrong to you, you have a right to be angry, but you must not sin (ie, hate them or refuse to forgive them). Eventually, you must let things go and leave things to God, try to reconcile with the person, etc. Being angry at someone isn’t a sin. Being angry at them for the wrong reasons is sin. Reasons include them being the wrong color, them not doing things according to your will, etc. The irony is that the parable you mentioned is speaking for the aforementioned and proves that being angry against your brother for the wrong reason is sin.

February 28, 2011 5:17 pm

I got saved 40 years ago reading a Living Bible, a paraphrase. After I’d read it several times I got a KJV Scofield Reference Bible which I study all the time, I also have an Amplified that I love to just read, and Nelson’s NKJV that I also study with. I have bible software that I use to study from and several other books like Strong’s, Vine’s and many others that I use to go to the Greek and Hebrew for important key words. If one knows the Lord Jesus Christ and studies many versions I don’t think you can go far wrong. God is sovereign. If he can preserve his word he can lead his own in the truth who sincerely are seeking him. As a side note I do prefer the KJV and HATE the NIV…..