Question 546

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? It has been told to me that Jeremiah 36:28 gives support to the KJV as God’s perfect word, do you agree?

Jeremiah 36:28 Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned.


NO as far as I am concern Jeremiah 36:28 gives NO SUPPORT for this SO – CALLED claim, As I have said before the KJV bible IS NOT “Perfect” it is a TRANSLATION.

In Fact The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and other cults alike “Pull out of context” verses such as Jeremiah 36:28 in attempts to give basis for their “False EXTRA BIBLICAL books and writtings” that they deem just as inspired or superior to the Word of God.

A person MUST UNDERSTAND the difference between Divine Inspiration and a Translation.

Divine Inspiration is God telling a person EXACTLY what to write down WITHOUT ERROR.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2 Peter 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (21) For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

A Translation is a copy made BY MAN of what has already been written therefore subject to minor errors.

To make it clear the KJV bible is “The Best” and the “Most Superior” TRANSLATION we have today available in the English language and I would use NOTHING ELSE for it is the MOST ACCURATE to the original manuscripts and languages.

In Conclusion:

Jeremiah 36:28 is simply about God having the Prophet Jeremiah rewrite the scriptures that King Jehoiakim had cut up and destroyed in a fire.

Jeremiah 36:22-23 Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him. (23) And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.

Jeremiah 36:28 is “Not Proof Text” for the mis guided teaching that God supersedes his word through a single elevated SO CALLED perfect version of the bible, God PRESERVED his word THROUGH the Five Thousand Plus manuscriptes (copies) that make up what is known as the Textus Receptus (the recieved text) in which bibles such as the Wycliff, Tyndale, Coverdale, Matthew, the Great Bible, Geneva, & Bishops INCLUDING the King James which were TRANSLATED from.

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.

The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.

-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