Summary of an argument for the King James Bible

Summary of an argument for the King James Bible
The following is a list of verses, when taken together, which point to the King James Bible, to make the case that only one Bible should now be used.

1. It is consistent with the nature of God that He should have His Church with exact knowledge of His words (e.g. Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalm 25:8, Matthew 16:18, John 8:32, 2 Corinthians 4:6).

2. It follows that if God inspired infallible and inerrant words, that is, got them in the Earth, that He would also preserve them, and not allow them to be lost in time, but faithfully transmitted into the future (e.g. Psalm 12, Proverbs 30:1–6, Isaiah 55:9–11, Matthew 7:24–27).

3. The Holy Ghost has the ministry of leading people to the truth, since His Word is truth (see John 17:17), it is a role for the Holy Ghost to bring people to have, acknowledge and possess His true Word (e.g. John 8:32; 14:17; 16:13, 1 John 2:20).

4. The same words that are in the Bible are supposed to be accessible and present, or else the commandments and statements of Scripture would be lies, i.e. Christians cannot obey a merely 98% reliable commandment (e.g. Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4, John 12:48, Ephesians 2:17, 1 Peter 1:23).

5. God has given the exact Word to be sought, and to give knowledge, and is powerful (e.g. Psalm 68:11, Proverbs 22:20, 21, Isaiah 34:16, 2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

6. The Church has the Word, and it is supposed to go forth by the great commission for the evangelisation to the nations (e.g. Matthew 28:19, 20, Acts 28:28, Romans 16:26, 1 Timothy 3:15).

7. The Word by the Gospel is reaching all nations properly (e.g. Mark 13:10, Acts 1:8, Romans 10:18, Colossians 1:5, 6).

8. The Word by the Gospel is supposed to bring fruit because of the law of sowing and reaping, and by its outworking (e.g. Mark 4:13–20, John 4:34–38; 15:7, 8, 1 Corinthians 3:7).

9. The Word of God is supposed to be a sword and powerful, therefore, it must be of an exact, refined nature, sharp and ready (e.g. Ephesians 6:18, Hebrews 4:12, Revelation 1:16; 19:15).

10. The Word of God is specifically resisted (Isaiah 6:10, Amos 8:11, 12, Matthew 13:15, John 12:40, Acts 28:27).

11. The idea of varying or differing modern versions is confusion and double minded (e.g. Isaiah 8:20, 1 Corinthians 14:33, 2 Corinthians 1:18, James 1:8).

12. Adding and taking away from Word, like what is done by the rational exercise of modern textual criticism, is forbidden (e.g. Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32, 2 Corinthians 2:17, Revelation 22:18, 19).

13. The Word of God is to be lifted up and praised (e.g. Psalm 56:4, 10, Psalm 119:72, 127, 140, Acts 13:46–48).

14. The Word of God is to fill the Earth (e.g. Jeremiah 31:34, Habakkuk 2:14, Matthew 24:14, Colossians 1:23).

15. The King James Bible by the English language is to the Jews and the world (e.g. Isaiah 18:7, Isaiah 28:11, Zephaniah 3:9, 10, Revelation 10).

Thomas Scott’s interpretation of Psalm 12

An excerpt of Thomas Scott’s interpretation of Psalm 12

… when infidels and profligates triumph; then the believer thinks the times very bad, however otherwise peaceful and prosperous. … He [God] waits, till his people are sufficiently tried, and till his enemies have filled up their measure: but he hears the sighs and prayers of his afflicted people; and he will defend their cause, and deliver them from the generation of the wicked, and from the wicked one, and that for ever. He will also rise to revive his church from the ruins, with greater glory: he hath promised, and his Word is more pure and precious than the finest silver. Let us rest upon it, and comfort our souls with it; though we cannot but grieve to see the degeneracy of the times, and the abounding of iniquity and infidelity. And even should we witness the advancement of the vilest of men to the highest dignities in church and state, and the consequent triumphs of error and wickedness over the cause of truth and holiness still let us wait and pray: the Lord will yet make his cause triumphant; and the prayers of the remnant of his people are an appointed means of ushering in those better and more glorious days, which cannot now be very far distant.