By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Can you give verses proving your Non Kjv Only position?
Answer: Sure I can.
First I must say that as I have stated before In Q 13 and 166 that ALTHOUGH the KJV is the BEST TRANSLATION that we have in the English language IT IS STILL a translation from a long line of copies that trace back to the originals.
The problem I see facing christians today is that we have a CONFUSED MISUNDERSTANDING of what God meant in how that he would PRESERVE his Written Word.
God PRESERVED his written word through the 5,000 plus manuscripts that make up what is called the TEXTUS RECEPTUS or otherwise known as “The Recieved Text”.
Those that hold that the Kjv Bible is God’s preserved 100% “Without Error” written word and “Should Not” be corrected are WELL INTENTIONED but misguided.
To prove a point, The VERY FIRST verse of the Bible Genesis 1:1 has a MISTRANSLATION in it.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The word HEAVEN in the Hebrew is “SHAMAYIM SHAMEH” and it SHOULD HAVE BEEN translated as HEAVENS for the “IM” denotes a plural rendering of the word “ShamayIM”.
The word GOD in Genesis 1:1 is a GREAT EXAMPLE of this. God is “ELOHIYM”, in the Hebrew the “YM” denotes the PLURAL RENDERING meaning Three Or More.
To hold THE VIEW that the Kjv Bible is 100% “Without Error” and should not be corrected is a DENIAL of the fact that it is a translation and to say otherwise you would have to conclude THAT NOBODY had the Word of God until the KJV had been created in 1611 WHICH WAS “Majorly Revised” four different times between 1611 to 1769.
With that said here are some other verses that I believe that can give evidence to that fact.
– Galatians 5:4
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
The Word FALLEN is the Greek EKPIPTO and it WOULD HAVE been better translated as TURNED.
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are TURNED from grace.
Therefore TRANSFORMING the verse from meaning that a person has lost their salvation (fallen from grace) to the correct teaching that a person has TURNED AWAY from salvation of Grace (Believing On Christ Alone) that saves them to a False Gospel of Works, TAKE NOTE—>: of where it says “Whosoever of you are justified(SAVED) by the Law”(or in other words: Saved(Justified) by WORKS).
– Galatians 5:17
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
The word CANNOT in the Greek is OUCH and it is rendered “IN THE ABSOLUTE SENSE” as it is correctly translated in Galatians 3:17 and 1 Corinthians 15:50.
(Galatians 3:17) And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot (Gr. OUCH = Absolutely Not) disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
(1 Corinthians 15:50) Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot (Gr. OUCH = Absolutely Not) inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
The word “Cannot” WOULD HAVE been better tranlated as the Greek word ME which is rendered in the “NOT IN THE ABSOLUTE SENSE” as SHOULD NOT.
Galatians 5:17 SHOULD READ as written below then it would be placed into proper agreement with other scriptures dealing with the battle between the sin nature and the new nature of the believer.
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye SHOULD NOT (Gr. ME “not in the absolute sense) do the things that ye would.
– Acts 2:38
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
The word FOR is the Greek EIS and it WOULD HAVE been better translated as BECAUSE OF.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ BECAUSE OF the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Therefore TRANSFORMING the meaning of the verse from Faith + Water Baptism (works) to one of Faith ALONE in Christ first then water baptism as a public testimony (which IS NOT necessary).
1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh (not paying for sin), but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
– 1 Corinthians 9:27
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
The word A CASTAWAY is the Greek ADOKIMOS and it WOULD HAVE been better translated as DISAPPROVED.
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be DISAPPROVED.
Therefore TRANSFORMING the meaning of the verse from Lost Of Salvation to Lost Of Testimony.
– Genesis 1:2
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The word WAS is the Greek HAYAH and WOULD HAVE been better translated as BECAME or HAD BECOME.
And the earth BECAME, HAD BECOME without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Therefore TRANSFORMING the meaning of the verse from God creating the world around 6 to 10 thousand years ago (Young Earth Creationism) to one where God HAD CREATED this earth VERY LONG AGO (Gap Principle) BECAUSE it “Had Become” or Became “Without Form and Void” showing that God HAD JUDGED Satan and the angels that followed him in rebellion and the then EXISTING world prior to God making it RE – inhabital for mankind.
Isaiah 14:12-14 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (13) For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: (14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Revelation 12:3-4,9 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. (4) And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. (9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
– Philippians 3:20
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The word CONVERSATION is the Greek POLITEUMA and it WOULD HAVE been better translated as CITIZENSHIP.
For our CITIZENSHIP (home) is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
These seven verses are just a few of THE MANY verses that when examined and corrected in the light of the Hebrew or Greek are made MORE CLEAR which once caused confusion in its original translated form.
Because of the ABOVE NOTED EVIDENCE I am KJV PREFERRED but not Kjv Only.
This is why the Lord INSTRUCTS US TO…
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH