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#025 The Superiority Of The King James Bible

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on November 25, 2009 by thatsinthebible

Can one Bible translation really be better than all others? Is the King James Bible really better than all of the “modern” translations? What about the originals? What about the Greek?


LISTEN #025 – The Superiority Of The King James Bible

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The Superiority of the King James Bible

Introduction: Many bible colleges today if not most teach that the King James Bible is only a translation, and as a result is not infallible.  They teach that only the original autographs were ever inspired by God.  Now since those originals have long since disintegrated and all we have is copies of the originals these professors believe that the King James Bible cannot be perfect.  So tonight I want to give you a few out of the hundreds of reasons why the King James Bible is the infallible (never fails), inherent (absolutely no mistakes), pure words of the living God.

  1. God promised to preserve His words so that every since generation would have them.
    1. (Psalm 12:6-7) “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”
    2. (Proverbs 30:5) “Every word of God is pure:”
    3. (Psalm 100:5) “…his truth endureth to all generations,” in (John 17:17) the bible gives us the definition of what “his truth” is; “…thy word is truth.”  This Bible contains God’s truth that will endure to all generations.  Now if there is not a Bible on this planet that is perfect and true then God lied!
    4. Jesus Christ said in (Matthew 24:35) “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
    5. Some may argue and say; “But all translations of the Bible are God’s word, not just the King James Bible.”  But that theory is impossible because all the new translations since the King James contain totally different readings which brings confusion and we know that God is not the author of confusion (2nd Corinthians 14:33).
    6. God has warned us not to tamper with His words (Revelation 22:18-19), His words were being tampered with from the start (2nd Corinthians 2:17), (Jeremiah 23:36).  So if God promises us that He will preserve His words while others will tamper with them and corrupt them, then we have to find where God preserved His words.  I have no doubt in my mind that the Authorized 1611 King James Bible is the 100% preserved words of God.  The One True God has one true book.

2)  A translation can be even better than the originals. Lets look and see what God thinks about translations rather than what fallible man thinks.  Listed here are the only three passages in the Bible talking about translating.

A) (2nd Samuel 3:9-10) Here God translates Saul’s Kingdom to David.  If you do any Bible reading at all you know that Saul had many problems and was not God’s choice to be King.  Although David had some problems of his own he was God’s choice to be king.  Also the Lord Jesus Christ came from the lineage of David.  So God does the translating here and its translated to something better.

B) (Colossians 1:12-14) “Who hat delivered us from the power of darkness, and that translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”  Again God is the one doing the translating and He translated to something much better.

C) (Hebrews 11:5) “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.”  Again God does the translating and the translation is always to something better.

D) So God used men to translate into the King James Bible perfectly His words just as He had used man to write down His very words in the original autographs.  It was ultimately God that wrote the Bible and its ultimately God that translated His words into the English in the KJV perfectly and without error.

E) A few reasons, and by no means all the reasons why the King James Bible is superior even over the originals is because:

1. The King James Bible has chapter and verse headings while the originals never did. We can very easily all turn to any of the passages God has laid on the preachers hearts, or even in our individual Bible studies, but if we had the originals it would be impossible to all turn to the same place.

2. The Manuscripts that have been found were either all in upper case or all in lower case letters.  But the King James Bible has both upper and lower case letters.  For example when we see Spirit we know that it is the Holy Spirit because the S is capitalized.  Also Word we know is the Lord Jesus Christ because the W is capitalized.  With the originals and the manuscripts this would be impossible.

3. Also most of us do not know Greek and Hebrew.  The King James Bible is written in the common mans language in the English.  The majority of the world today, whether you want to be a great business man or in the military you have to learn English as a second language.  So God has used the English to get the Gospel across the world.

3)  The King James Bible was translated under a king: (Ecclesiastes 8:4) says; “Where the word of a king is, there is power:” All the other modern versions were not translated under a king.  The king’s name was “James” which is the English name for “Jacob”.  Jacob is a Jewish name, and in the Bible Jacob was renamed “Israel” because he had power with God and with men (Genesis 32:28).  So God not only translated His words through a king, but He also waited until a King with a Jewish name.  We know that in (Romans 3:2) God says that the words of God (oracles) were committed unto the Jews.  So in like manner the King James Bible is translated under a King with a Jewish name.  God is always consistent in how he does things.

4)  The King James Bible was translated from the majority text: The majority text means that of all the manuscripts they found, which equal over 5,000 all line up with the King James Bible.  95% of all manuscripts supports the King James Bible, while all the other modern versions are supported by only 5% of the manuscripts.  These manuscripts that the other modern versions were translated from were corrupt.  These manuscripts are call the “Vaticanus” and the “Siniaticus”, these manuscripts were filled with many roman catholic alterations to line up with what they believe.  They also included the Apocrypha which the Lord Jesus Christ excluded from the old testament (Luke 24:44).

5)  The King James Bible has no copyright: Every other Bible version on the market has a copyright on them.  The KJV is the only one that can be copied and distributed without having to get anybodies permission or pay royalties.  So churches are able to produce KJV Bibles and spread the Gospel around the world having only to pay for the materials to make them.  This goes along with what God teaches us in His word (2nd Timothy 2:9) “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.”  The KJB is not bound up in copyrights so that it can be distributed freely.  (Proverbs 23:23) says; “Buy the truth, and sell it not…”  All these new versions coming out almost yearly now is just to make money off of their copyrights.  Those behind the new versions do not have a love for the word of God, but a love of money (1st Timothy 6:10).

6)  An Obvious reason why the KJV is God’s perfect preserved words because it has not been proven wrong once in 400 years. No one has been able to disprove the fact that every word in the KJV are God’s pure inherent words.  It is innocent until proven guilty.  Scholars for 400 years have been trying to find errors and haven’t been able to find one single one!  All the other versions have many mistakes while the King James Bible stands as the Authorized Version, the Bible that God Authorizes.

7)  The KJV exalts the Lord Jesus Christ higher than any other (John 5:39) Jesus sais; “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: And they are they which testify of me.”  The Bible that contains every word of God will testify of the Lord Jesus Christ and not attack His deity, or His virgin birth, or His blood atonement, or His bodily resurrection, or his second coming, or any other doctrines concerning Himself.  The new versions since the KJV all attack these doctrines.  Here are just a few examples of the changes out of hundreds that can be mentioned:

-Virgin Birth: (Isaiah 7:14), (Luke 1:34), (Luke 2:33)

– Blood Atonement: (Colossians 1:14), (Acts 20:28), (Ephesians 1:7), (Rev. 1:5)

– Bodily Resurrection: (Acts 1:3), (Luke 24), also the last 12 verses of Mark.

– His Deity: (Acts 10:28), (John 9:35), (1st Timothy 3:16)

– His Second Coming: (Revelation 11:15), (Titus 2:13)

8 ) Absolute time comes from Greenwich England, absolute location (latitude and longitude) comes from Greenwich England, absolute measurement (the British thermal unit), so absolute truth has to come from England the King James Bible.

9) The time that the KJV was translated: We have 7 time periods in church history given to us in the book of Revelation.  At this time we are now at the 7th and final church period.  We are in the Laodicean church period (Revelation 14-22) which is the last church period before the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Laodicea means “the rights of the people”.  We know this is our church age because never in the worlds history have we had so many rights of the people.  We have the human rights, the women rights, the gay rights, and so on.  The KJV was finished in 1611 during the Philadelphia church period.  This is the best church period of them all because in (Revelation 3:8,10) God said that they are the only ones that “kept His word.”

10)  The KJV was translated for the purpose of bringing forth fruit. The biggest revivals took place during the Philadelphia church period when the KJV was available.  In (Matthew 7:20) Jesus Christ says; “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”  Charles Spurgeon, Dwight L. Moody, and Wesley were all KJV bible believers during the Philadelphia church period along with Billy Sunday who had led over one million people to the Lord Jesus Christ.

-Now about this fruit: #9 is the number of the fruit of the spirit.

A)(Genesis 9:1)”And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

B) The book of Galatians is the 9th book in the New Testament.

-Galatians as a word has 9 letters in it.

-When you turn to (Galatians 5:22) you have the 9 fruits of the Spirit.

-When you add up 5+2+2=9.

-Abraham was mentioned 9 times in the book of Galatians.

-Abraham was 90 while Sarah was 99 when they were to have Isaac their son.

C) Paul, the greatest Christian that ever lived who was the most fruitful Christian gets saved in Acts chapter 9.

D) Now that we see the number 9 is the fruit of the Spirit, we can now count up the letters in:

-Holy Bible = 9 letters

-Scripture = 9 letters

-word of God = 9 letters

-1+6+1+1 = 9

-King James = 9

#024 Should Christians Keep The Sabbath?

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on November 7, 2009 by thatsinthebible

A listener writes in and asks why Christian’s today shouldn’t keep the Sabbath. Discover what the Bible has to say, should you be going to church on Sunday instead of Saturday? What does the Bible say about Christian’s assembling on the first day of the week?

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LISTEN #024 – Should Christian’s Keep The Sabbath?

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Sabbath Refs: Acts-Rev.
Acts 1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.
Acts 13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
Acts 13:42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
Acts 13:44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Acts 16:13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
Acts 17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
*Only one mention of the sabbath in any of Paul’s epistles and this is it.
Colossians 2:16-17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
{17} Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 
This matches up with Ezek. 45:17 as the LORD gives Ezekiel instructions in regard to worship during the Millennial reign.  Which comes after the NT Church age – AND after the Tribulation period.
Ezekiel 45:17 And it shall be the prince’s part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths*, in all solemnities** of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
*Note “sabbaths” plural – can be a reference to “holy days” other than the normal sabbath.
**Holyday is also comprehended in “solemnities”.
a) holyday – can be the sabbath or a special sabbath
Exodus 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Nehemiah 10:31 And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
Isaiah 30:29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
Numbers 28:9 And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot, and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, and the drink offering thereof:  (Note here also, the use of meat and drink together as a reference to offerings – It is the same type of  context in Col. 2:16.)
*No Scriptural command given after the resurrection of Christ to maintain public worship on the sabbath.
*The first mention of the word “sabbath” in the Bible after the resurrection: Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
*How ‘bout the first mention of the word “sabbath” after the resurrection in the gospel of Mark?
Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
Luke & John, no mention of the sabbath after the resurrection.
Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
Mark 16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
Luke 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
John 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
John 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
*Any theologian and most theology students know that the definition of a church is “a called out assembly”.
Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
I Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.