The Argument that Made Me Reject KJV Only

Jul 7, 2020

As Christians, we must demand a perfect word of God in order to guarantee that what God is saying is true. Without this, our faith is fallible and crumbles apart. As Bible believers, we believe the King James Bible is the perfect word of God, however, fans of modern versions disagree.

Argument against the KJV

Critics will use the same arguments used by KJV only to defend other modern Bibles. However, what differentiates the KJV only argument is that Bible Believers believe that this version of the Bible is the perfect word of God but not necessarily because it is KJV. In other words, before we can accept KJV (specifically) as the word of God, we have to believe that a perfect Bible exists in the first place. We are called “Bible Believers” due to this belief in a perfect Bible. After establishing that a perfect Bible exists, as God Himself stated, we then come to accept the King James Version as perfect.

Evidence of a perfect Bible in Scripture:

Psalms 12:6-7 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

2 Timothy 3:15-16 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

The belief of whether a perfect Bible exists determines whether a perfect Bible is found. If one admits that there is a perfect Bible, one must then go through the evidence and historical arguments to identify said perfect Bible, which is the King James Version.

In spite of the evidence proving the KJV, many critics will still disagree that it is the perfect Bible because they fail to believe in the existence of a perfect Bible. However, it is understandable and known that flaws can be found in any well-put argument despite how great it is. The same can be said about the KJV. However, the common factor found in every argument (i.e. atheism, science, the perfect Bible being KJV, etc.) is faith. Everyone needs faith in order to believe in something despite not knowing every imaginable answer on the topic. This can be related back to the Christian walk in which faith is required to believe in God.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Therefore, by analyzing evidence and historical arguments through the lens of faith, we come up with the best, or most probable option for a specific topic or argument, which in this case is the most probable perfect word of God.