Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. ~ 2 Timothy 1:13
The message of the King James Bible of 1611 has NEVER been revised and NEVER will be revised. Some however would have you believe that it has been changed and revised several times. This simply is not true and is a snare for the unwary and uninformed.
Changing the type style or the fonts used in printing does not change the message. Nor does it give anyone liberty to claim a change of the message has taken place. Yet this is what many who oppose the King James Bible are doing.
The Manuscripts of the King James Bible are LOST! Vanished! Disappeared! GONE! That means any second guesses or attempts to revise the result of those Manuscripts, which we know as the King James Bible, are pure SPECULATION and foolishness.
Those who claim the King James Bible has been revised are either innocently ignorant of the facts or purposely ignoring them for their own agenda. The Manuscripts of the King James Bible are LOST! Vanished! Disappeared! GONE! That means any second guesses or attempts to revise the result of those Manuscripts, which we know as the King James Bible, are pure SPECULATION and foolishness. In order to know the intent of the King James Bible Translators, we have their Letter to the Reader which is a treasure trove of facts to those who would diligently search their words.
So-called revisions of the King James Bible are based on DIFFERENT Manuscripts than those it came from originally. Revisers use some of the same Manuscripts that the King James Bible Translators REJECTED as being corrupt because of having been changed, or, at one time being under the control and influence of the Roman Catholics. They also consult manuscripts found in the twentieth century but don’t tell you that they were found in trash heaps and in a school known to teach heresy in its day and to oppose the true Word of God. They also do not tell you that the
NEW King James Bible is a totally different work based upon those corrupt and rejected manuscripts and has no relation to the original King James Bible.
Some will try and tell you there have been four revisions to the King James Bible. As we have stated, there has never been a revision to the King James Bible. There have been four reprints to correct spelling, to update the changes made in the language when for example English went from using an
f as an
s or from using a
v as a
u and so on. As any sincere person knows, these changes did not affect the message or the inspiration given by God.
Yet if I do not have the original Manuscripts used in the creation of the work, King James Bible in this case, and I consult OTHER Manuscripts, then I HAVE CREATED A TOTALLY NEW AND INDEPENDENT WORK! It CANNOT be a true revision!
You can print the King James Bible in Chinese and it does not mean it is a revision. You can correct spelling and word use and it does not qualify as a revision of the message. If I use
to when I clearly should have used
too and go back and make the change, I have merely CORRECTED my error. Now if I take the original Manuscripts and study them and decide to make a change based on a new or different interpretation, THEN I have REVISED the earlier work. Yet if I do not have the original Manuscripts used in the creation of the work, King James Bible in this case, and I consult OTHER Manuscripts, then I HAVE CREATED A TOTALLY NEW AND INDEPENDENT WORK! It CANNOT be a true revision!
Some people are so determined to remove the old landmarks and destroy the King James Bible that they make themselves look totally foolish. Leave the King James Bible alone! It is not hurting anyone. Either accept it or reject it, but why try and tear it down? Actually no one can tear it down, so it seems to me a wise man would stop wasting their efforts fighting. The King James Bible is the King James Bible regardless of the date your copy was printed and you can trust that the message is the same as it was fresh off the presses in 1611. However I must add a caveat here that there are some printers who have long printed the King James Bible who are now not to be trusted. They are not sticking to the traditional text but are corrupting it with new wording scattered throughout the text. Truly a sign of the times folks and shows just how desperate Satan is to destroy your faith and the KJ Bible. Research is your friend.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. ~ Romans 1:22