King James Bible Is Perfect

Here is one of the arguments I have put together which states my position…

1. The supreme battle of life is in regards to ultimate authority.

2. All ultimate authorities must by definition be self-attesting and thus must must be presupposed.

3. There are only [2] possible ultimate authorities to choose from; God’s word or man’s autonomous mind.

4. Apart from God creating man, man’s senses and reason would be nothing but the result of random chemical processes and thus there would be no rational grounding to trust in man’s mind apart from the existence of God as Creator and thus Lord.

6. Thus God’s Word, by the impossibility of the contrary, must be received as man’s ultimate authority.

7. The question then arises; What and where exactly is God’s word?

8. Seeing that only God is sufficient to testify for Himself we discover several necessary and intrinsic attributes revealed and outlined within God’s word to help one to accurately identify God’s word.

9. These essential attributes are:

A. God has promised to give us His actual words and not merely His abstract or paraphrased thoughts and principles. (Matthew 4:4)

B. Every word is pure. (Prov 30:5)

C. God’s word is perfect. (Psalms 19:7)

D. God’s word is preserved perfect forever. (Psalms 12:6-7)

E. God’s word is without contradiction. (Hebrews 6:18)

F. Every word is essential and significant. (Matthew 4:4)

G. God’s word is contained in an actual book. (Isaiah 34:16)

H. God has promised that these divinely preserved words contained in an actual book would be actually available to every generation. (Psalms 100:5)

10. Thus there must be on planet earth in this generation a perfectly preserved Book (not collection of manuscripts) which contains every word of God.

11. If one does not believe that we can actually know all the words of God and hold an absolutely perfect and preserved Bible in our hand then they are not a Bible believer in the true sense of the word, but rather a “Bible Agnostic” who believes we “cannot know” the actual words of God.

12. Furthermore, if one believes the actual Bible he holds in His hand is not an absolutely perfect and divinely preserved translation of the original autographs, he inescapably exalts himself as the final authority over his improvable Bible and thus he cannot say he holds God’s self-attesting authoritative word in his hand.

13. Since the original autographs do not exist, by the impossibility of the contrary, this perfectly preserved Bible in the English language must be the King James Version.

14. Moreover, if one does not have in their possession a perfect standard of truth (the original autographs or a perfect modern Bible) then they have no Biblical ground to attack the presupposed and self-confirmed perfection of the KJV.

15. Thus every professing Christian is either a Bible agnostic and thus an unbeliever in the actual infallibility and preservation of the Bible unto this generation, or they are a King James Bible believer with the true, infallible and preserved words of God in a tangible Book they can actually hold in their hand.

Here is a similar presuppositional defense for the KJV which I put together reflecting my spiritually logical reasons for arriving at my conclusion….

1. The Scripture alone is sufficient to testify of itself. (Hebrews 6:13)

2. God, who cannot lie, has promised in the Scripture to perfectly preserve His Word in the earth forever. (2 Timothy 3:16; Psalms 12:6,7)

3. Therefore, according to the testimony of God in the Scripture, the Word of God actually and presently exists in a perfectly preserved tangible form.

4. If one refuses to believe that the perfect, inspired, and preserved Word of God actually and presently exists in a tangible form, then he does not believe the testimony of the Scripture regarding itself.

5. The statement that the Scripture is perfect only in the original autographs is not a spiritual declaration of faith, but rather an autonomously generated and arbitrary declaration of unbelief which has no grounding whatsoever in the Scripture.

6. Now, since we are dealing with the issue of ultimate or Final Authority, this standard must by essence of its nature be self-attesting.

7. The recognition of this Final Authority must be by revelation, and not by any autonomously rational or empirical means.

8. The essence of said Word of God will be consistent with the Principles and Precepts set forth in the Scripture regarding itself.

9. Once, via revelation of the Spirit, one recognizes the Word of God, he has no right to question, change or gainsay the substance thereof in any way whatsoever or he has sinfully usurped its authority.

10. Paul told Timothy that he had from a child known the holy “Scriptures.” Timothy could not have “known” an original autograph from the O.T. (seeing they no longer existed) Moreover, due to the fact the N.T. originals were not yet written, he must have possessed faithful copies of the O.T. manuscripts. Paul then declares that all “Scripture” (in this instant, not the original autograph, but a faithful copy) is “Inspired.” Thus, if we claim that our translation of the Bible is “Scripture,” then it necessarily follows that it is also perfectly inspired.

11. God is well able to inspire a perfect translation. Furthermore, the perfection and nature of the translated and preserved product is not contingent upon the ability of man, but the omnipotence of God. Moreover, when one recognizes that God superintends the dynamics of “translation,” he will see that instead of a declension in quality, the latter end is rather better than the former. (2 Samuel 3:10, Colossians 1:13, Hebrews 11:5)

12. Furthermore, “Every Word” is significant (Matthew 4:4) and pure (Proverbs 30:5) and God does not speak “Yea and Nay.” (2 Corinthians 1:18)

13. Every modern translation does not merely differ in its choice of potentially synonymous words from the KJB, but is rather contradictory thereto. Therefore, they cannot both be the perfect, inspired, pure and preserved Word of God.

14. The pure Word of God is essential for the Church to be the Body and Bride of Christ. What good is it to us today if the Scriptures are only in the original autographs? In light of the great importance of this issue, perhaps greater than any other, if God could perfectly preserve His Word, then He surely would. Thus, seeing that He is surely able, it is plain that He surely has. What spiritually logical reason could be offered to the contrary?

15. Christianity is the “One Faith” under “One Lord” as defined by “The Book” and we are exhorted to earnestly endeavor to maintain the unity of the Spirit. (Ephesians 4:3)

16. We are all to speak the same thing (Ephesians 4:5; I Corinthians 1:10)

17. With one mind and one mouth we are to glorify God (Acts 2:1, Romans 15:6, Philippians 3:16, Romans 12:16, 15:16)

18. We are to all walk by the same rule and mind the same thing (Philippians 3:16)

19. God desires that we all eat the same spiritual meat and drink the same spiritual drink (I Corinthians 10:3,4)

20. Thus it would be consistent with God’s character and desire for His people that there be “One Ultimate Standard.”

21. God has not promised to preserve His Word in every language, just to preserve it in the earth.

22. It is self-evident and axiomatic why God has chosen the vessel and medium of English (said confirming proofs can be provided)

23. God has not only promised to preserve His Word, but also to reveal it unto His children.

24. It thus follows that all those born of God’s Spirit recognize the intrinsic authority and thus the identity of God’s Word.

Premise 1: My sheep HEAR My voice (John 10:3)

Premise 2: FAITH comes by HEARING (Romans 10:17)

Premise 3: Through FAITH we UNDERSTAND (Hebrews 11:3)

Premise 4: To him that UNDERSTANDETH, GOD’S WORDS ARE PLAIN (Proverbs 8:9)

Premise 5: Thus the priesthood of believers will recognize the true “Volume of the Book.” because it is the Book written of and by Him.

25. The self-attesting, spiritually self-evident, perfectly inspired, pure and preserved Word of God must actually and presently exist in the earth, and by the impossibility of the contrary I declare it to be the KJB.

Questions For Those Who Deny The There Is A Perfectly Preserved, Recognizable, And Tangible Bible Existing In The Earth Today

 

Also, See our study on Which English Bible?

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