King James Onlyism?
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King James “Onlyism” is the idea that the 1611 King James Version of the Bible is the only divinely authorized English translation and every other is corrupt and unreliable. The most glaring flaw with this doctrinal perspective is that you will not find one verse in the Bible that supports it.
Yeah, and that's pretty much it, KJV “Onlyism” is an anthropocentric doctrine. It is not grounded in God's Word in any way. Nor as a translation is it somehow “Holier” than all others.
The KJV came from a Greek text edited by a Roman Catholic priest and humanist named Erasmus, who was rushing to meet a deadline and did not possess a single complete manuscript. Sometimes he just guessed at what the original text might have said and admitted his addition contain hundreds of errors.
King James himself had political motives imposing rules on his editors regarding which words they could use and some other words are dated and done, not the least of which is the mention of unicorns.
It wasn't until numerous revisions that the KJV became a decent translation. A “King James Only” church is teaching a false doctrine. Now that's different than a church using the King James Bible as a text but if they teach it's the only English version God accepts as “Holy”, that's a lie!
The Bible is God's Word. We must be discerning and receptive of knowledgeable scholarship because not every translation is sound or even a Bible! (**cough**! “The Message”! **cough**!)
A “translation” is not “Holy”. God's Word, IS! The only sufficient, certain and infallible rule of them all saving knowledge, faith and obedience,
When We Understand The Text.
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