The KJV and Orthodoxy(!?)

(This is a repost from November 2014)Unfortunately, some Christians view Bible translation as a litmus test of orthodoxy.  Probably the most notable example is the KJV-Only view.  Years ago I met a person who doubted someone could “get saved” by using any translation but the KJV. This person also believed that the best and most… Continue reading The KJV and Orthodoxy(!?)

God Blessing Bible Translations (White)

 I've mentioned James White's helpful book on the King James only controversy here before.  I was recently thinking about Bible translations so I picked up this book again and found a helpful section on how God blesses translations of the Bible.  Thankfully in our day, we have many good translations and we don't have to… Continue reading God Blessing Bible Translations (White)

KJV and Orthodoxy

Unfortunately, some Christians view Bible translation preference and use as a test of orthodoxy.  Probably the most notable example is the KJV-Only view.  Years ago I met a person who doubted someone could “get saved” by using the NIV; this person also believed that the most conservative Bible-believing Christians used the KJV.  From Baptist churches… Continue reading KJV and Orthodoxy

Circular Reasoning and KJV Only-ism

  (This is a slightly edited repost from February, 2013.) One reason I do not buy into the KJV Only logic is because it is based on circular reasoning.  I appreciate James White’s discussion: “Over and over again, KJV Only advocates accuse the new translations of changing this or altering that.  They say the NIV… Continue reading Circular Reasoning and KJV Only-ism

Inconsistencies in KJV Only Reasoning

Baptist theologian James White’s book, The King James Only Controversy, is a great resource for those who want to study this topic.  I’ve referred to White’s book on this blog more than once, showing how the militant KJV only logic is neither historically nor logically sound.  Here are two more examples of this. First, White… Continue reading Inconsistencies in KJV Only Reasoning