QUESTION: Don't King James Bible believer's "worship" the Bible? Didn't God destroy the originals because He didn't want these people to venerate them?
ANSWER: No and no.
EXPLANATION: Many critics of the perfect Bible
have become very frustrated in recent years. This is due to the fact that their entire argument against the Bible has been systematically destroyed by historical fact, their own shortfall of scholastic ability and the consistent blessing of the King James Bible by the Holy Spirit.
In a desperate attempt to "sling mud" at Bible believers, they make the two statements found above.
Do King James Bible believers worship the Bible? No. They do not pray to it as they do to Jesus Christ. They do not preach that "the Bible saves" but that Jesus saves. They blissfully mark notes all over their Bibles, though none would dare to do so to Jesus Christ.
There is not even enough evidence to mistakenly believe that King James Bible believers worship the Bible.
Therefore, the charge is unfortunately born of malice not sincerity.
Did God destroy the originals to keep King James Bible believers from someday worshipping them? No. Nothing could be farther from fact.
God allowed the originals to pass off the scene because their only value, was their words, which He preserved through copies. Once the originals had served their purpose and were copied, they received no loyalty from God or His people.
If the originals were somehow to "miraculously" appear today, they would be of little interest to Bible believers since they make little of them now.
If anyone would venerate them, it would probably be the crowd that makes so much of them today, the Bible critics.
Dr. Samuel T. Gipp, chick.com 36 Comments
[6/8/2008 4:19:15 AM]
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Submitted By: jsonitsac
I belonged to that "King James Only" camp growing up. I can definitely say that they worship their KJB! I was spanked till I was blue when I put that good ol' KJB on the floor of our car, and when I was caught writing on the margins of the pages in it during church.
Those people are so batshit crazy about their KJV that they believe it should be handled as if it were a living, sentient being. I once heard a pastor say that it is a sin to throw a worn out KJB in the garbage. And another pastor said that the KJV will be read aloud in heaven! LOL
6/8/2008 3:17:06 PM
Adrian, I'm just waiting for someone's KJV to sprout legs and a mouth and start prophesying. I'm wondering what it might feed on, other than fundie neural tissue.
Felicitations on your liberation, btw.
6/8/2008 3:23:58 PM
Codex Sinaiticus, anyone?
6/8/2008 5:18:29 PM
How absolutely delicious! A dodo working for a grand homophobic jerk like Jack Chick defending a poorly translated Bible, done(with false verses about the "divine right of kings" written in) at the behest of a homosexual king to keep his subjects off his back about promoting his homosexual lovers to highly paid government positions by saying "God guided him and chose him as king" because it was in his Bible. I love it.
6/8/2008 5:23:10 PM
The KJV is a bad translation, pure and simple. Anybody that says otherwise is ignorant and intellectually dishonest. And worshiping the KJV.
6/8/2008 5:31:21 PM
I wonder how many of them actually know who King James was and his impact on the "translation." I doubt many are familiar with the Council of Nicea. To them the Apocrypha is a tool of Satan *insert voice of Church Lady*
6/8/2008 6:38:08 PM
Jack Chick and the Gipper... two arch-fundies for the price of one!
6/8/2008 7:49:10 PM
Adrian: I hope they at least thought that things OTHER than the KJB would be read in Heaven...
I think Gipp might be thinking of worshipping the actual paper and ink as though THAT were the God, rather than worshipping the message and diction, (alleged) direct transcription of God's words that it is.
6/8/2008 8:12:24 PM
Why on earth do these people have this fixation on the King James Version? I was raised in a fairly fundamentalist church (The Church of Christ) and they used several differnent translations of the Bible. They understood very well that the original text was Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek, and that all English translations were based off those original languages. They didn't (at least in the churches I was familiar with) regard any single English translation as "holier" or even more accurate than all others.
6/8/2008 9:22:26 PM
I hesitate to contradict him. He's a Dr. Just like Kent.
6/9/2008 12:23:36 AM
Dem theologians shore love 'em some Pee Aytch Deez, don't they?
Remember, the definition of Audiophile is someone who listens to the stereo rather than the music. KJVonlyers are analogous.
6/9/2008 1:59:46 AM