The King James Only Controversy
Or
"KJV BIBLE ONLY WAR"

What would you your thoughts be and what would you do
if you were made aware of the following?

A Faithful, Church Planting Missionary was HOME
after ministering and planting Churches in Peru was told,

"If he would not become KJV only,
he should seek out another home Pastor and sending Church
!"

War Number three"The KJV only WAR"


This war spiraled embarrassingly "out of control" when a North Carolina Pastor announced that he and fourteen (14) members of his fledgling church were going to burn all other Bibles.  Web news and news agencies as far away as Africa along with hundreds of other web sites and news agencies in the USA and around the world, scornfully reported that a USA Church was going to burn Bibles! 

Question, are "some" KJV only Pastors and KJV only extremists in violation of the Word of God,

1 Timothy 3:16a
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness….”

A home Missionary asked, have the KJV only extremist's, elevated the King James Bible to the position of an idol and idolatry?  

FYI I've read the KJV Bible, studied the KJV Bible, witnessed from, preached from and taught from a King James Bible for so many years that I think in King James language structure and meter.  As a matter of record, my KJV Bibles have so many notes, notations, cross references, names, and etc. written them that they are almost unreadable.  Because they are almost unreadable, I recently purchased another King James Study Bible so I can begin to wear it out.

from my limited knowledge, What do many  KJV only Church family members believe:

The adamant KJV (King James) only Pastors believe, teach and preach that the1611 King James Bible is the only true word of God.  Why do they believe this?  They believe that, just as was true of the 1611 KJV translators, that,  no previous or later translators of other Bible translations had access to the original scrolls, therefore  -- God in His Sovereignty through the power of the Holy Spirit -- came upon and indwelled each KJV translator and dictated word-for-word -- to those translators the 1611 King James Bible.  Because they adamantly teach and preach this in their ministries, many of their members also believe this KJV doctrine and witness to others the KJV only doctrine.

**Before I continue I am forced to ask the following QUESTION,
     "how many foreign Missionaries working in non-English speaking nations, i.e., tribal
      evangelism, teach and preach from a KJV Bible?

Answer, I have never heard of such a Missionary and you haven't either!  My wife and I were trained for tribal evangelism by New Tribes Missions at the Missionary Boot Camp located in Baker, Oregon.  Our Son, Douglas, a previous missionary to Peru and a Wycliff trained language expert, doesn't know of any such Foreign Missionaries either.  The facts are that all Foreign Missionaries must become fluent in the language of their future ministry before going to that mission field.  All Tribal Evangelism Missionaries must become fluent in their language translation skills (English understanding to tribal languages, not tribal languages to English) before they are allowed to depart for their tribal ministry

Many years ago (early 80s), as a Pastor on vacation with my family, I was in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was invited to an Independent Baptist Associations Pastor's prayer day.  Pastor testimonials were the last event for the day and, with only a few minutes before everyone was to leave, a very well known Pastor suddenly stood, and, while waving his KJV Bible he said,
          "Men, if a person gets saved using some other Bible other than the King James Bible,
           how can he be sure he is saved, and, he continued on and on.
"

Some questions:
If you and I do not know of a single Foreign Missionary ministering in NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING NATIONS OR TRIBES who teach and preach from a KJV Bible,

**Are ALL of these Missionary men and women of God, heretics?
**
Are ALL  of their converts to Christ really -- not saved?!
**
And, their (Missionary) translations are not God and Holy Spirit inspired because you
    believe that the KJV Bible is the only true Holy Spirit inspired and preserved word of
    God?!!  Did your God and mine run out of His Scriptural preservation abilities when the
    1611 KJV Bible and the later KJV Bible revisions were completed?  And, the only time
    His preservational abilities work is when a King James Bible is being revised?  Whoa,
    wait a minute -- a KJV Bible revisedCorrecting perfection, how can that be
    possible?!!

**Are ALL Pastor, Christian workers, teachers and Born Again men, women and children
    that you and I personally know heretics and are unsaved because they do not read and or
    teach from a KJV Bible?  

    Obviously, I have a serious problem believing that My God (Who must to be a
    different God than your god) has run out of His Preservation and indwelling Holy
    Spirit Sovereignty!

Folks,  I have some other serious "observational" problems with the KJV only doctrine:

1- My first observational problem  is:

THE ORIGINAL 1611 KING JAMES bible included
the apocrypha books
:

statement based upon conversations with -- KJV only -- pastors and church members:

A- No KJV only pastor, teacher or student that I have ever known considers the apocryphal writings to be inspired writings;

B- No KJV only pastor, teacher or student that I have ever known studies and teaches or preaches from the apocryphal writings!

My questions are:
A-
Is only part of the 1611 King James Bible inspired by God [our accepted Genesis through Revelation] or is all of it inspired by God?  It was all included in the original 1611 KJV Bible. 

B- How can the 1611 King James Bible possibly be the only true "
God, Holy Spirit" indwelled and empowered word-for-word translation" when it contained the Apocrypha books?

2- My second observational problem  is:

many KJV only pastors, teachers & leaders
and all kjv only colleges & seminaries
have extensive study books and aids libraries!
 

It is taught and literally shouted from their pulpits that the KJV translation, (and they will hold their personal KJV "version" (the word version is an important word to consider) in the air and enthusiastically wave it to emphasize the point that their KJV version is correct in every detail even to the degree that it actually corrects the early Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic writings from which all other Bible translations are translated.  They're not waving a 1611 KJV, they are waving one of the many later versions of the KJV Bible; KJV versions written to correct earlier KJV translation's misspelled words, grammatical errors and issues of readability.  It is taught and accepted that the only book any person needs is a KJV Bible.

question, if the only book any person needs is a KJV Bible,

Why do KJV only pastors, teachers and leaders have concordances, commentaries and / or language helps libraries at all, i.e., Strong's Greek and Hebrew Concordance, Young's Greek and Hebrew Concordance, Thayer's Greek and English Lexicon Jamieson, Faussett and Brown Commentary on the Whole Bible, Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament and scores of other commentaries and language aids?  Even the KJV only Christian colleges, universities and seminaries have large libraries that include the early language study helps volumes.

I have worn out many KJV study and pulpit Bibles and even more pocket KJV Bibles (and, Lord willing, I will continue to wear them out); I have studied them from cover to cover, and, just like the KJV only men, it was necessary for me to have a library.  Until recently, my personal library contained over 2,000 volumes so that I could accurately witness, teach and preach the Word of God.

Interesting fact from personal observation:

Sadly, many KJV only men are extremist, and, yet it's obvious to me from my "observations" of and from the "conversations" that I have had with KJV only extremists, they don't believe what they shout from the pulpit and scream from their web sites that "the only book any person needs is a KJV Bible."  Wouldn't it be logical to think that if they truly believed this -- it wouldn't be necessary for any KJV only Pastor, teacher, leader or Church member to do anything more than to simply read the KJV Bible -- for a Sunday school class, worship service or Bible study?  No explanations would ever be necessary for the following words or texts, i.e., 
    *The word "prevent" (1 Thessalonians 4:25)
    *Or the words "letteth" and "let until he be taken out of the way"
      (2 Thessalonians 2:7)
    *And especially the meaning of " But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." [1 John 2:27]  Wouldn't a membership misunderstanding concerning this passage make quite a dent in the membership attendance numbers Church Family budget (a Pastor's income)?

 I suspect that even the most extreme of the extreme KJV only Pastors and teachers will agree with me that the vast majority of their members (and even their leaders) need help in understanding what 1 John 2:27 and the words found in 1 and 2nd Thessalonians, and in many, many other verses of Scripture truly mean.

3- My third observational problem  is:

 that many KJV only pastors appear to be
tragically misinformed
concerning the 1611 translation
.

They are adamant that the 1611 KJV was a totally new translation that was translated only from Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek trusted texts.  The following paragraph is what King James said concerning the Bible translations that he had available to him (copied verbatim from the original text):

The King rejoined (means, complained) that he "Could never yet see a Bible well translated in English; but I think that, of all, that of Geneva is the worst. I wish some special pains were taken for an uniform translation, which should be done by he best learned men in both Universities, then reviewed by the Bishops, presented to the Privy Council, lastly ratified by the Royal authority, to be read in the whole Church, and none other."

The truth is that the 1611 KJV Bible was a revision of the 1568 Bishop's Bible and was written by comparing that text with the copies of the Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic texts available to them at that time and making changes necessary for clarification and readability as per the order of King James.  The following is the actual 1611 King James title page:

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KJV-King-James-Version-Bible-first-edition-title-page-1611.jpg)

The 1611 KJV title page's central text reads: (In the Old King's English)


"THE HOLY BIBLE,
Conteyning the Old Teſtament,
AND THE NEW:

Newly Translated out of the Originall 
tongues: & with the former Tranſlations
diligently compared and reuiſed, by his
Maiesties speciall Comandement.


Appointed to be read in Churches.
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings
most Excellent Maiestie.
ANNO DOM. 1611 ."

And exactly what did

"Translations diligently compared and reuifed, 
by his Maiesties speciall Comandement
"
,
mean? 
It meant that King James had a personal agenda, and, to assure that agenda,
he had fifteen (15) specific rules:


I'VE ONLY COPIED FIVE OF THOSE RULES

1. The ordinary Bible read in the Church, commonly called the Bishops Bible, to be followed, and as little altered as the Truth of the original will permit.

2. The names of the Prophets, and the Holy Writers, with the other Names of the Text, to be retained, as nigh as may be, accordingly as they were vulgarly used.

3. The Old Ecclesiastical Words to be kept, viz. the Word Church not to be translated Congregation &c.

4. When a Word hath divers Significations, that to be kept which hath been most commonly used by the most of the Ancient Fathers, being agreeable to the Propriety of the Place, and the Analogy of the Faith.

5. The Division of the Chapters to be altered, either not at all, or as little as may be, if Necessity so require.

(http://www.av1611.org/kjv/kjvhist.html)

Because I've read, understand and have provided for you the actual title page and five (5) of the fifteen (15) king james' rules, my conclusion is: 


It is very evident (to me) from the King's written orders that King James had a personal agenda for his updated translation of the 1568 Bishop's Bible.  He desired a Bible that was similar to the 1568 Bishop's Bible but easier to read and understand.  Therefore, today's King James only Pastor Shepherds are either misinformed, and, being misinformed, they are teaching a lie or -- some of these individuals are not misinformed and are deliberately teaching a lie.  In either case the 1611 King James Bible was not an original word for word translation.  Only the original scrolls were the word for word, God spoken and Holy Spirit  inspired documents.  No Bible has ever been written using those original scrolls.

4- My FOURTH observational problem  is:

I don't know a single King James only Pastor who actually
studies, teaches or preaches from a
1611 King James Bible
.

There may actually be some who do, but, from my research -- I do not know and have not been made aware of a single individual.  

Question: Why wouldn't these men use the 1611 KJV when they are readily available at very reasonable prices? 
      Answer: 
      The "Old English" language used in the 1611 King James Bible is very difficult to
       read and even more difficult to understand.  
For example, read Luke 24:43 - John 1:20
        
in the original 1611 King James Bible below:

Can you picture today's Pastors, Church family leaders and Church members attempting to read and understand the above passages?  Can you now understand why even today's KJV Bibles are the result of many textual revisionsTextual revisions are necessary enabling the text to be readable and  understandable.

Based on my PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING foreign MISSIONARIES and, COUPLED WITH MY "1611" - KJV BIBLE observational problems, my conclusions are:

A- If today's Pastor Teachers are not using the original 1611 KJV Bibles in their personal and professional lives, all of their KJV reasoning and arguments are just that, their own personal reasoning, arguments and their own personal -- doctrine.

B- The KJV only doctrine is a blatant violation of the Word of God because it is a doctrine / tradition of men and not of the Lord.

Matthew 15:9, "And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the
                         commandments of men
." 
1 Timothy 1:4, "nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause
                        disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith."

1 Timothy 3:16a, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:..."


What are the immediate results of this KJV bible only war:

**Lost membership: faithful, "Holy Spirit in gifted" talented men, women and children members who were helping in the work of the ministry are asked to leave or voluntarily leave. 

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND THAT OF A FAITHFUL MISSIONARY CONCERNING THE SINFUL INSANITY OF THE KJV ONLY DEBACLE:

The independent Baptist Church leadership that ordained me into the ministry on March 7, 1982 became a KJV only, Peter Ruckman disciple church.  A Missionary who, before my ordaining Pastor's KJV only change, had been ordained and commissioned as a Baptist Mid Missions Missionary to Peru and was home for deputation.  While as a short termed Missionary to Peru, he, with his Missionary partner, Andy, had discipled a local man,  prepared him for Pastoral ministry and then started a Peruvian Independent Baptist Church.  That Church family ministry had multiplied it's ministry by starting other Peruvian Independent Baptist Churches.  His Pastor (and my ordaining Pastor) was well aware of how our Lord had used him in Peru as a Church planter.  He called that Missionary into his office and told him to

"become KJV only or seek out another home Pastor and sending Church."

He then stated that he, the Missionary, wasn't being disciplined out of the membership, but, unless he changed his position to that of KJV only, he was no longer "desirable" as a member.  [FYI: that Missionary's ministered from a KJV Bible whenever he was aware that this was a serious issue, even in his home church.   At that time his pastor was aware that he preferred the New American Standard Version]

At the time, this now undesirable Missionary member was very active and influential with the youth ministry of his home Church family; they were experiencing some very serious sin issues within the youth group and he was personally working with those youths and their parents.  Being led of our Lord to "not buy into this KJV only heresy and become a slave to Peter Ruckman and a few other KJV only apostles", he did what his Pastor asked him to do and left his home Church (at that time there were members who weekly drove several hours to sit under Peter Rickman's teachings).  The end results of his being asked to leave that ministry was disastrous for the youths and their parents.  Reader, that undesirable church member was our oldest Son.

**Visitors who are genuinely Born Again, "Holy Spirit in gifted" talented men, women and children who are looking for a Church family in which they can fellowship and serve their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, leave after their initial visit(s) and never return. 

**The KJV Bible only Pastors and members are disdained and shunned by the community of truly Fundamental Churches and Pastors and have little to no meaningful influence outside of their Church family. (Similar to the present, 2012, Republican Party's, Presidential Candidates, have the KJV Bible only "extremists" forgotten that, as Born Again Christians, we are at war with and attempting to destroy Satan's power and influence in the world -- and -- not our Brothers and Sisters in Christ and their witness and ministries?  I sincerely (not condescendingly) ask that you to research many of the "KJV Only" websites and compare.)

I have personally observed and experienced, first hand, the tremendous and irreparable damage done by the King James only dogma to individual families and Church family ministries.  The KJV only doctrine is a doctrine of  men and is pure heresy.  Pastor or individual member, if you're going to be dogmatic, argumentative and insist on a KJV Bible only approach concerning study and ministry with me, I will obey the Word of God,
                                                             
 Romans 16:17
          
"Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses,
             contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them."  

I will avoid you, your ministry and counsel others to do the same.

What are the long lasting and devastating results of the KJV only debacle / war:

**Spiritually damaged men, women and children, some of whom, "now," totally reject the Christian faith and walk and will never enter the doors of the church again.

**Because of all the controversy swirling around these KJV only ministries, the unsaved  simply do not trust them and countless lost and dying men, women and children will never come to know  Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord of their lives!

**Disdained, scorned and shunned by their communities, the very folks they need to reach.

**Spiritually quadriplegic handicapped ministries and they don't even realize it.

my suggestions based upon my personal pulpit ministries:

fyi:
I will repeat, 
I've read the KJV Bible, studied the KJV Bible, witnessed from, preached from and taught from a King James Bible for so many years that I primarily think in King James language structure and meter.   What is at issue is that I am almost 70 years old and that means that the vast majority of people I hope to reach for Jesus Christ are much, much younger than I am.  THEY DO NOT READ, AND THEY HAVE NEVER READ A KJV BIBLE OR THINK IN KING JAMES ENGLISH!!  Because of this reality, I use the King James Bible (KJV), the New King James Bible (NKJV), the New American Standard Version (NASV), the English Standard Version (ESV) and the Amplified Bible.  My computer has many other versions on the hard drive and -- when I need to confront a Jehovah Witness, a Mormon or a Muslim with a comparison between "our true Word of God" and their perverted books -- I go on line and cut, copy and compare the our Biblical truths with their perversions.  All of my King James Bibles [new and old] as well as my New King James Bible, New American Standard Bible, New English Standard Bible and the Amplified Bible instruct you and me to use sound doctrine to "exhort and convince."  There is no mention of King James or the King James Bible in the text Bible (Genesis 1:1 - Revelation 22:21) that I presently own or have ever owned and that includes my very oldest King James Bibles!!  I challenge you to find of any reference to King James or the KJV Bible in the text (Genesis 1:1 - Revelation 22:21) of your KJV Bible.

When I study and prepare, I also compare text with text in conjunctive study with the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic study aids.  I have never attempted to preach or teach in old archaic English because I cannot -- and -- even if I could --- few to no one would listen, understand or return for another lesson or message.

From my personal pastoral experience, the following are two examples of "Biblical" Pastoral authority as opposed to "heretical entrapment" and Pastoral dictatorship:

My approach, teach any and all Pastoral authority from the word of God:

Hebrews 13:17, "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you." 

As opposed to the KJV only Pastor approach:
"I am a King James only Pastor, don't bring anything else to church or Bible study."

my first example of "pastoral bible of choice"
This is an actual event:
"
Members, please bring a King James Bible to worship services along with your Bible of choice so that you can follow along with me in the reading of the Scriptures and not be confused."  As a Pastor Shepherd, I do not have to demand obedience, the Word of God demands that.  As a Pastor Shepherd, how can I "command" respect?  I can't.  I can demonstrate an unquestionable love, concern and knowledge of the Word of God before my congregation and others that will command their respect and loyalty.  That can only come through time and being their servant Mark 10:44, "And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all."

Result:  Every member did exactly that, they brought a King James Bible to worship services.  I said nothing to first time visitors.  

second example of "pastoral bible of choice"
This is an actual event:
As the Pastor of a Baptist Church that was in association with other Baptist Churches in a very rural area of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, a neighboring association Pastor angrily called to my attention that Deacons of our ministry were eating at a restaurant that also served alcohol.  It should be noted that all restaurants of that community served alcohol.  This particular restaurant had a very good, yet, inexpensive buffet every Tuesday evening for the supper hour.

I had an "emergency" Deacons meeting with the Deacons and their wives and simply said that until I can sit down with that Pastor and resolve this issue, until further notice, Deacons, do not eat or bring your families to that restaurant.  I called this joint Deacons with their wives meeting for a reason, I wanted their wives to know the specifics of "Pastor Kuiphoff's" mandate.  This was a "disciple training" meeting.  One of the Deacon's wives took issue and asked why she and her husband should obey Pastor Kuiphoff.  My answer was, 

"Please open your Bible to Hebrews 13:17 and I'll show you my name in your Bible, and, together we read, 'Obey them [Pastor Kuiphoff] that have [has] the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they [he] watch(s) for your souls, as they [he] that must give an account, that they [he] may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.'  When I was called as your Pastor you said to me that the Holy Spirit directed my call and I was called by a 100% vote of the membership."

That was the end of the discussion and potential problem.

The objecting association Pastor and I did discuss his issue and it was resolved.

Some Unexpected results with lasting blessings and consequences for my "Biblical " Pastoral approach:

One of our younger Deacons worked for a large paper mill and took my admonition very serious.  He was asked by a member of his upper level management to go along with him and others to a college seminar concerning recent innovations that would potentially improve their operations.  They traveled via company van.  On the way home the driver of the van and an executive decided to stop at a bar for supper.  The Deacon (who wasn't entirely happy with my instructions), remembering what this Pastor had instructed him concerning alcohol and restaurants politely refused and remained in the van.  After supper his immediate supervisor asked him why he stayed in the van and hadn't eaten supper with them and he told him (while all others listened) that his Pastor had said that it wasn't wise for the members of his ministry to eat in restaurants that served alcohol and he was honoring his Pastor.  I want to emphasize that he did this "reluctantly" as he really thought I had slipped a gear.

The result of his honoring his Pastor and the Word of God:
During testimony time three weeks later he told all of the members about his situation, his reluctance to obey and then said, "My supervisor was so impressed that I would obey my Pastor and sit in the van without supper that I have been promoted and I have received a substantial raise in income."

Can you guess what Pastor was his hero?  Is there something wrong about being a Pastor hero?!!


On the other hand, an older Deacon rebelled and did not honor his Pastor
and the Word of God:
An older Deacon and his wife lived in another very rural berg and traveled past a restaurant that served alcohol that also had a very good yet inexpensive buffet every Thursday evening for the supper hour. He and his wife ate at that restaurant the following week after our Deacons and wives meeting.  After the younger man gave his testimony, the older Deacon gave a very different testimony.  He stood and told all of the members that he disagreed with his Pastor and that he and his wife, the following Thursday evening, ate at the restaurant that served alcohol.  Very late Saturday night of that week, the restaurant burned to the ground and only the cement slab and the huge fireplace remained.  The cause of the fireA bird had built a nest on and between the incoming power lines under the roof overhang.  The bird's nest shorted out the power lines, caught fire and burned the restaurant to the ground.

Can you guess what Pastor had suddenly gained his respect?  Is there anything wrong with being a respected Pastor?

Summary:

1- My first observation is that THE ORIGINAL 1611 KING JAMES BIBLE INCLUDED THE APOCRYPHA BOOKS! 

2- My second observation is that the majority of kjv only pastor shepherds, teachers and leaders have extensive study books and aids libraries!

3- My THIRD observation is that the majority of kjv only pastor shepherds ARE TRAGICALLY MISINFORMED CONCERNING THE ACTUAL 1611 KING JAMES TRANSLATION!

4- My fourth observation is that I don't know of a single King James only Pastor Shepherd who actually studies, teaches or preaches from a 1611 King James Bible.

my conclusion:

None of the above observations make any sense what so ever.  I'm sure that many of these men mean well and want nothing less than the very best for their members for whom they will give a personal, one-for-one account:

 Hebrews 13:17 
"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls,
as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you." 

KJV only pastors, it's your choice, 
"biblical" Pastoral authority

or
 "heretical entrapment" / "Pastoral
dictatorship"
for personal gain and glory!!

At the very beginning of this page I asked, Has the The King James Bible become an idol?  an object of worship?  Read the following and You decide:

Many years ago (early 80s), as a Pastor on vacation with my family, I was in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was invited to an Independent Baptist Associations Pastor's prayer day.  Pastor testimonials were the last event for the day and, with only a few minutes before everyone was to leave, a very well known Pastor suddenly stood, and, while waving his KJV Bible he said,
          "Men, if a person gets saved using some other Bible other than the King James Bible,
           how can he be sure he is saved" and he continued on and on.

Was that pastor's statement a testimony, or, was it blasphemy?  Every Pastor in that room was totally shocked, speechless!!  And, I must admit that I too was shocked and, to my shame and sorrow, I said nothing -- for which [long ago] -- I confessed my spinelessness to my Lord and thanked Him for His forgiveness.   Sadly, since that day I have heard this very heresy repeated by others and have found it on several KJV only web sites.

Reader (Pastor or church member), I don't know what you believe, teach and preach.  On March 7, 1982 I was ordained and sent out by my home Church Pastor and Church membership to teach and preach that we are
"ONLY SAVED' by faith in the shed blood of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and His resurrection from the grave .  I will teach and preach, if necessary, from the roof tops, that no man, woman or child has ever been saved or will ever be saved by faith in the dried up ink and paper of any King James Bible, 1611 or later!!! 

Reader, the answer to that Pastor's question concerning the assurance of his or her salvation is:

1 John 5:10-13

"He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. [11] And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. [12] He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. [13] These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God."

According the the word of God, that well known pastor and all others like him who teach and preach "assurance for salvation" in anything other  than what is written in 1 John 5:9-13 are liars and unsaved.

If you believe that you were saved by the King James Bible, please repent, confess this as sin and by faith, believe only the shed blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ for your salvation. [John 3:16; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10: 9-10; 1 John 5:10-13  Read these verses in KJV, NKJV, AMP or the NASV because each of these Bibles will teach you the same doctrinal truth.]

 

There are 1,189 chapters and 31,240 verses (+/-) in our Bibles.  I serve a Sovereign God, a God Who is fully capable of changing anything at any time.  Not once since 1611 has He decided to include the name of King James in even one of the 1,189 chapters or 31,240 verses (+/-) in our Bibles. 

I believe that our world is asking the same question
that Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ
over 2000 years ago,
"What is truth?"
John 18:38

From my personal Christian and Pastoral experience, coupled with a lifetime of personal conversations with individuals, observations, and many, many years of having the Lord's and my "world wide web ministry" online answering emails and phone calls, I can emphatically say to you that because of this war -- EVERYONE IS LOSING, especially  tragic are the Christian families who have experienced this debacle and the lost / unsaved folks who are observers of today's church!!  Sadly, the men behind the pulpit, my peers, are to be blamed!!

Sincerely, in Jesus name,
Pastor K

PS: You do not have to simply take my word for the above, simply Google many of the KJV only websites and read the "VISCERAL" entries concerning non-KJV only Christians, Pastors, Missionaries and leaders.

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