Here’s a statement I made recently on an anti-King James Bible only forum,
The Reformation was not about going to the original languages specifically as such, but about believing Scripture was available and to be rightly understood, and that Romanism was corrupt. This means that the emphasis was on the Scripture coming into English above the emphasis of accepting Greek witness of Scripture which had come to hand. It assumed Scripture was available and readings recoverable rather than the modern anguished Greek-centric critical analytical view which is still grappling about with the Greek rather than having any resolution that things are right in English. The modern approach is essentially anti-Reformation because it denies that having a fixed Bible is a common possession, instead, like Romanism, full truth is locked away in another language, and only select individuals are “authorised” to deal with (and expound) it. While Greek was the main vehicle for NT early transmission, neither that language (though used by Apostles) is any more special, nor are surviving MSS any more venerable, than having Scripture common at hand properly in a resolved English form. I know what was communicated in Greek because we believers have a correct text (readings) and translation of it. The real Protestant Reformation-derived view is not “what do we think God said and meant in Greek”, but “what does God say exactly”. This necessarily leads to the conflict between the believing view of Prov. 22:20, 21 versus the “grammatical-historical” (i.e. revisionist) approach of modernistic hermeneutics. Foundationally behind all this is whether one starts from Scripture at hand and the doctrine therein to identify a correct providentially supplied copy, or whether one begins under the influence of Enlightenment-derived philosophy of external investigations into MSS, readings, probability, weight, empirical analyses, rationalisation, subjective opinion and the assumption that error prevails (in transmission and in recovery). This is an ideological battle between faith and antichristian modernism in the Protestant churches. Sadly, many good Chistians have been influenced (e.g. modern versions) by the other side. This is the great conflict for English-speaking Civilisation in our time.
Sadly, those against the King James Bible’s perfection are resorting to a deistic kind of view where perfection was only in the original inspiration, and that error has interfered in both the transmission and the recovery (modern textual critical) process. In other words, they are saying it is basically a law that you can’t have a perfect Bible ever.
It is right to stand against Russian aggression, though we know the Scripture says, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom” (Matthew 24:7a).
It is common knowledge that Russia never ended its cold war espionage operations, and that it has been working to expand its influence and sphere of dominion. Ezekiel 38 & 39 shows a near future great expansion of Russian military and economic power for a short period of history.
Thankfully, we are told, “yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” (Daniel 11:45b). So we are on the right side.
The once godly and great Methodist Church in Australia has now largely become a pro-Left-wing organisation. The Roman Catholic institution is also bitterly divided between the Leftists in its midst. What’s dangerous about these Leftists is that they are like a fifth column, undermining patriotism and the Australian way. They are certainly anti- everything we believe and stand for. Name any issue, and they will take a polar opposite position to ours.
One especially dangerous trend that has been occurring is the so-called “Refugee Advocacy” movement. This is basically a Left-wing operation within our own nation to bring in as many unwanted illegal immigrants as possible. These people are constantly operating against our security services and other such authorities in trying to circumvent every lawful and proper measure in order to flood Australia with undesirable people.
The Left have hijacked words like “justice” and “compassion” to mean their anti-Biblical worldview. Apparently it is good, in their view, not only to destroy the Australian culture and way of life, but also to uphold a different, communistic-inspired program. As a Christian, I pray for these multitudes of Left-wing enemies, that they would repent of their evil ways. However, as the Bible also shows, divine judgment does come upon them. We should also support the idea of the Government’s authority to stop the Left’s encroachment. This means we should pray for good Government too, as the Scripture says,
I EXHORT therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
(1 Timothy 2:1-4).
If you start from Scripture, you will believe that God’s truth must be present today, and that we can and should have access to His words perfectly. There are plenty of verses to show this.
But many Christians have been told to think otherwise, that the transmission of Scripture should be viewed as a mere naturalistic process. In that approach, they will decided what words belong in Scripture by a rationalistic argument about empirical evidence. In other words, they are rooted in what they see (i.e. old manuscripts and fragments) and a seemingly plausible story made about them.
Here is but one passage showing that we should have God’s words properly today:
Ro 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
Ro 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: