There are many different versions of the Bible. Why should we use the King James Bible. What’s so special about the Authorized 1611 King James Bible.
There are volumes of books that have been written in defense of the King James Bible and it would be difficult if not impossible to prove this in a short space but we will attempt to condense this defense very briefly.
First of all, we must establish that God could and would preserve us a copy of his word. A biblical canon or canon of scripture is a set of texts (or “books”) which a particular religious community regards as authoritative scripture. The canonization of the Old Testament was completed by 400 B.C. The New Testament was completed by 100 A.D.
At that point… concluding with the book of Revelation… the canon of the Scripture… the complete set of books making up the Bible was finished and recognized. Men did not canonize Scripture; men simply recognized the authority of the books that God inspired.
The Bible is made up of 66 books. Thirty-Nine books of the Old Testament and Twenty-seven books of the New Testament.
Isaiah 40:7 says “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
Matthew 24:35 declares “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
There are many more verses we could use and again, if a thorough study of the subject is made you will come to the conclusion that the King James Bible is the preserved Word of God for the English speaking people.
The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and the New Testament was originally written in Greek. The Bible as a whole is divinely inspired and by faith we must accept that God preserved us a copy that we could read in English.
Other versions may contain some truth, but in many cases that truth has been tarnished or completely left out.
If you do an in depth study of the text that other versions are translated from they all come from text that were corrupted out of Alexandria Egypt. the King James Version is the only version that rest entirely on the Masoretic text (the Old Testament text from Antioch) and the Greek Textus Receptus.
They can’t all be right. I trust that if God can Inspire a Bible he can Preserve that Bible. The original manuscripts no longer exist. But we do have copies of copies. Some copies were corrupted. All of these corrupted copies came from Alexandria Egypt. The preserved copies came from Antioch and both the Masoretic text and the Textus Receptus can trace their origins to Antioch.
In short, text from Alexandria Egypt were corrupted and text from Antioch were preserved and our King James Bible was translated from the pure, preserved text from Antioch.
Other versions may contain part of the truth and may be easier to read in modern English, but no version has been attacked like the King James Bible.
This may seem as gobbledygook and ramblings, but it is impossible to condense a thorough study of the text behind the King James Bible but until you do your own thorough investigation, it is easily proved that the text of all other versions rest predominately or partially on the corrupted text out of Alexandria Egypt and only the King James Bible rest entirely upon the pure lineage of text that came from Antioch.