King James Bible – the Authorized Version
If God’s Word is infallible, then which version is it? No other version of bible protrays the amount of wisdom, understanding, enlightenment, and defense of false doctrine as the King James version. Mjultiple versions of the English bible exist, but only the King James is unpatented.
Volumes of works have been written to prove the validity of the King James over the other versions. The bible says the words of God are pure words purified as silver tried in a furnace. The separating and purifying of precious metals from other metals is called refining. The word “tried” in Hebrew, means “to be refined, to be tested”. The bible says we received the word of God, not by men but as it is in truth.
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psa 12:6
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 1Th 2:13
If there are multiple translations of the bible into more “modern” words as translated by men, then how can the words be pure and as it is in truth?
The following is just but one example of how the other translations fall short of the KJV, but is powerful enough to give the reader pause for concern and show the KJV is the Authorized Version.
John tells us to try the spirits and that every one that denies that Christ came in the flesh belongs to the spirit of the antichrist.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 1 John 4:1-6
As a believer, we know that Christ(God) did come in the flesh and dwell among men. The key verse to understanding this and the spirit of the antichrist is as follows:
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1Jo 5:7
Here is what the other versions say in comparison. In sync with the spirit of the antichrist, they deny that Christ came in the flesh with the exception of the NKJV, but its’ legitimacy should also be taken with a grain of salt.
|1 John 5:7||KJV||NIV||NLT||ESV||HCSB||NASB||RSV||ASV||NET|
|For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.||For there are three that testify:||So we have these three witnesses||For there are three that testify:||For there are three that testify||For there are three that testify||And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth.||And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth.||For there are three that testify|
Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? Ecc 8:4