Studying God’s Word Using The King James Bible

The topics addressed and/or discussed  on Perception Management, are not demeaningly directed toward any particular individual or group of people. As we all may know of preachers and teachers who believe and teach differently than what is found here, let us always follow Him with a whole and pure heart as He leads and guides us in our obedience to His will.

Why the KJV Bible? Because words used in the KJV deliver true understanding and meaning as opposed to the modern translations. It is said that the newer translations do not take away meaning from the scriptures and are easier to understand. This is not at all true because the other translations give less light and does not yield the understanding God has provided in the Authorized King James Bible.

Here are a few scriptures verifying the statements (above) already made:

The Lord’s Prayer in the KJV, as found in Luke 11:2-4, says, “…Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.” The New International Version (NIV) omits the above underlined text.

First John 4:3 KJV): “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”  The NIV omits the above underlined text.

In Ephesians 3:9–the KJV Bible: “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:” Again, the NIV omits the underlined text.

Acts 3:13: ” The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son (servant) Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.”  In this verse the word, “Son” was taken away and added the word, “servant” and the name of Jesus was omitted!

Keith Piper is the author of  Serious Omissions in the NIV Bible. There is a 138 page PDF available here. Another book, “Which Version is the Bible?” by Floyd Nolen Jones, Th.D., Ph.D. can be found on Amazon and other book stores. Here is a 303 page PDF. Go to page 70 in the PDF to read an assessment of Westcott and Hort–the ones who put the Revised Version (RV) together in 1881. Then, consider reading “Which Version Is The Bible?” Here is an excerpt:

“With regard to spiritual authority in general and especially the Bible’s being the final authority, Mr. Hort said: “Evangelicals seem to me perverted rather than untrue.” On October 17, 1865 Hort wrote “I have been persuaded for many years that Mary-worship and ‘Jesus-worship’ have very much in common in their causes and their results”. Hort praised his “prayer boxes” which he carried about with him. These 1867 letter to Dr. Lightfoot that he was a staunch sacerdotalist, Hort wrote to Westcott regarding the Protestant’s teaching of the “priesthood of the believer” as being a “crazy horror”! He believed neither in a literal Garden of Eden nor that Adam’s fall differed in any degree from that of any of his descendants. In a March 4, 1890 letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury on Old Testament Criticism, Westcott gave his “amen” to Hort’s last sentiment by penning: “No one now, I suppose, holds that the first three chapters of Genesis, for example, give a literal history – I could never understand how any one reading them with open eyes could think they did.”

Now. I know that this (Bible Version) topic doesn’t fly well with a lot of Christians, especially with young people. If they pick up the KJV and try to read it they say they can’t understand what it says and turn toward other bible translations or even the paraphrase THE MESSAGE , which is full of new-age terminology.  As the well-written review by J.R. Miller says, it is Eugene Peterson’s philosophy. Go here for just a very few scripture discrepancies between the KJV and  this new-age “bible”.

One can easily realize why so many  Bible readers and scholars are deficient in their understanding of God’s Word. Isn’t God’s Word worthy of study? “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” -II Timothy 2:15

There can be innocence in the heart and mind of a believer when it comes to their usage of the NIV and other modern versions, even the philosophical work of Eugene Peterson. After visiting this page the innocence no longer exists. It is up to the individual true believer to study and know the truth–we all should easily agree.

Scriptures About The Word

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” -Psalm 119:30

“Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” – Proverbs 30:6

“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.” -Deuteronomy 4:2

“What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.” -Deuteronomy 12:32

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” -2nd Timothy 3:16,17

“As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. -Psalm 18:30

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” -Matthew 22:29

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” -Matthew 24:35

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” -Matthew 4:4

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

“For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.” -Psalm 33:4

“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 and truth.” -John 1:14

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;” -1 John 1:1

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” -1 John 5:7

“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” -Revelation 19:13

“In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” -Psalm 56:4

Come to the Father as a little child. Read Matthew 18:1-6: “At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”  “…Jesus called a little child unto Him…”–the child obeyed. Why? He trusted Jesus. We love Him because He first loved us. Where He leads we will follow. His Word is for us. Let us not be mislead. He will guide us to study and to know His Word. We can then truly serve the Lord with gladness.  We will then come before His presence with singing and we will know that the Lord He is God because it is He who made us righteous and not we ourselves!

What about the New King James Version?

The NKJV removes the word “Lord” 66 times.

The NKJV removes the word God 51 times.

The NKJV removes the word “heaven” 50 times.

In just the New Testament alone the NKJV removes 2.289 words from the KJV.

The NKJV makes over 100,000 word changes.

Read More Here

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. -John 14:26

Philippians 4:6-8

Freeman Shepherd

Notice / Disclaimer: I’m using the av1611.com website for scripture popups when hovering over the scripture links. I also used their video (above, on this page). It is a Baptist website and it comes with all the usual doctrines of this denomination. Some of these doctrines, which can be found on their site, I disagree with. Just so you know.

I will also have to mention that a true Calvinist will defend the KJV because the newer versions remove so many of their text proofs that the Calvinists use. Read what a Calvinist wrote in his article, “Calvinism and the King James Bible”. Also, for an extensive look into this, go here. You, as a non-Calvinist (as I am) may be overwhelmed at what you’ll learn. I hope you leave a comment after you read more about Calvinism and the KJV and don’t get upset with me about bringing these links to your attention. If you do get all lit up with “righteous indignation”, be sure to let me in on it. (For basic beliefs of Calvinism (T.U.L.I.P) go here.) -Freeman

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