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KJV 1611 vs. KJV 1769: The KJV-onlyist’s Dilemma

“The only changes made since the 1611 translation of the KJV until now have been changes of spelling or printing only.” I’ve heard this often, usually from well-meaning people who wish to defend the King James Version’s pedigree as a “perfect” translation of the Bible.

That statement, however, is a lie or at the very least, a piece of innocent misinformation; it is unfit for repetition by folks who claim an affinity for the truth.

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The King James Version Only Challenge

I was browsing another site’s Calvinism articles, and the author couldn’t help but bring the “Bible version issue” into the matter, pointing out that the King James Version is of course superior. Such points were irrelevant in the context, and I won’t name names or link to the site at hand…

But I extend a simple challenge to those who believe that only the King James Version can properly be regarded as God’s Word in English and that any and all other English versions (especially those published after 1850 or so) are in some (or many) ways corrupt.

The challenge: Show me from the text of the King James Version itself reason to believe that it it is the best of all Bible versions. Establish the doctrine using the Reformation principle of sola scriptura, or by Scripture alone.