Why King James Version
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb 4:12-13) We suggest you limit the number of versions of the bible you study from so you don’t end up with a toy rubber sword to do spiritual battle with. “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:20-27)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.”(John 1:1-2) “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace(divine inspiration or undeserved mercy) and truth.” (John 1:14) “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38) Yet history repeats itself again; “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”(Jeremiah 2:13) We shouldn’t want to see the effect/work of the Word of God dulled or diluted by any version that takes away or adds to the eternal purpose it makes in people’s lives. “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (Mat 5:18) “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”(Psalms 138:2)
“And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. (Rev 22:17-19)
From what research I’ve seen so far many versions mess with the Word of God, even leaving whole verses totally out. Trust me, you don’t want to be a “teacher” who thinks he knows what’s best to leave in and leave out concerning scriptures. “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.” (James 3:1)
The King James Version ( Textus Receptus ) doesn’t “beat around the bush” or “dilute” the message. Some of the words used in the English of that period are hard to replace without changing the meaning from the Greek or Hebrew. For example; doeth, which means not just does(present tense) but means continually does(present and future tense put together).
Also it’s hard enough to remember scriptures without having to remember multiple versions of the same text.. Why not stick to what people recognize as the Word of God? Are we afraid the world might not understand? The Word is foolishness unless the Spirit of God is revealing it to us anyhow. “..the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1Co 2:14)
“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day… Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. .. He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life.” (Joh 6:45-48)
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” (Mat 7:21-29)
End Notes ; comparing ASV to KJV recently with 2Tim and it only took a couple paragraphs before doctrinal differences noted, will try to itemize later for those interested… NIV is the worst for loosing translation and changing meaning totally or leaving whole scriptures out. Pray for updates on this research part of page for the future or search web on subject of “corrupted Bible versions”. Adhering to King James bible version might very well be the reason why a lot of Baptist pastors follow the pre-wrath theory for end-times eschotology. Which is a good thing since pre-tribulation theory may very well be a deception propagated to multiply persecution in the beginning of the tribulation period with the mob thinking they’re doing god service to be rid of the fundamentalists.
Also those that have received the Holy Spirit will be shown what certain scriptures mean in due time as we read through the Bible multiple times since we hopefully “hunger and thirst after righteousness”. We don’t need most of these “amplified” or “revised” versions that actually come from “Latin Vulgate” or “Vaticanus” or “Alexandrian” corrupted texts..”be careful what you eat” applies spiritually also.”But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.” (1Thess 2:4) “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. (Luke 4:4)