Just stumbled upon your website! Noticed, from the home page, under “About Us” —> “What We Believe” —> “The Bible” it states:
The entire Bible (consisting of 66 books) in it’s original writings is verbally inspired of God; and accurately preserved, according to the promise of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit in the Church — the Body of Christ, and known today in English as the King James Version, which is an accurate reliable translation, making it of plenary authority. (Ex.17:14; Psalms 12:6,7; Isaiah 30:8; Matt. 24:15,35; John 16:12,13; Col. 1:24,25; II Tim. 3:16,17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:15,19-21; Rev. 22:18,19)
I am failing to see Scriptural support for the “King James Version” as being “of plenary authority.”
Am I missing something? Having been saved for some twenty years and having been a diligent Bible student for MOST of that time,
I cannot recall any teaching from the Word of God for a “KJVO” position.
Is this a doctrine of man or of Scripture ?
I’m not sure how aware you are of the attacks against the Word of God and the new source of all the new Bible versions. I assume that since you looked very closely at our statement of faith, you are not new to this subject. So I will give you 4 scriptural premises which led me to the stand we have taken.
1. With the coming of the Holy Spirit, one of God’s purposes was to complete His written Word by giving to us what we call the New Testament. Through the written Word, God chose to communicate with man for the past 2000 years.
2. As in the Old Testament, so it is promised in the New Testament, that God would preserve His Word. It was not God’s intent to inspirit His perfect Word, only for it to be lost immediately afterward, or at any time for that matter.
3. The first thing God demonstrated when the Holy Spirit came is that He can speak in all the languages of the world. God who confused the languages could send His Apostles with the ability to speak those languages. Once the written Word of God was complete, even when the gift of tongues ceased, the Church would be the pillar and ground of the truth. God’s Word is the truth, the church of the living God would be the means of God’s preservation and translation into the languages of the world.
4. The foundational truth that keeps every true believer from the snare of the Devil is the fact that God’s Word is the final authority in faith and duty. “Let God be true and every man a liar.” Accordingly then, there must be a Bible I can trust 100% even if a man tells me I cannot.
Coming out of the reformation we were left with a purified English translations – the KJV. It was the final authority for English speaking people for over 400 years. Then at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, liberal critical scholars decided to correct the Greek text and then give us an English translations of what they thought the Word of God should have said. That text and those translations changed God’s Word and are proven incorrect when compared to the KJV.
The truth of God has always been narrow and even today while there are many corruptions, there is one English translation that can be trusted. We believe the KJV is God’s preserved Word for English speaking people.