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(The following has been edited from material compiled by Will Kinney. Only the title of this page was made by Karl Priest.)

“If we would destroy the Christian religion, we must first of all destroy man’s belief in the Bible.” Attributed to Voltaire (French philosopher and former atheist 1694-1778 - He now knows better), but accurate no matter who said it.

Most Christians today do NOT believe The Bible IS the inerrant word of God.

This statement may seem shocking at first, and many pastors and Christians will give the knee-jerk reaction saying that they do believe the Bible IS the infallible and inerrant word of God. However, upon further examination, it will soon be discovered that when they speak of an inerrant Bible, they are not referring to something that actually exists anywhere on this earth. They are talking about a mystical Bible that exists only in their imaginations; and each person's particular version differs from all the others.

The original autographs of Job and the books of Moses had disappeared more than a thousand years before the first book of the New Testament was written, so no one has ever owned a complete Bible made up of the “divine originals.” Nor, has anyone ever owned a complete New Testament made up of “inspired originals”, because the originals were distributed among more than a dozen individuals and local churches."

God said: "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD." Amos 8:11

The Lord Jesus Christ also stated in Luke 18:8 "Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"

The apostle Paul wrote concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together unto Him: "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST..." 2 Thessalonians 2:3

The number of professing Christians who do not believe in a "hold it in your hands and read" type of inspired Bible has steadily increased over the years since the flood of multiple-choice, conflicting and contradictory modern bible versions began to appear about 100 years ago.

The following testimonies about the character of Evangelicalism today were made by key Evangelical leaders. The irony is that these same men are part of the problem they lament. Each of these men has been guilty of endorsing modern bible versions.

I think God has a sense of humor in that these "No Bible is inerrant" folks refer to their own ever changing "No reading is sure; everything is questionable" Greek texts as the "Critical" text. It very definitely is in critical condition. I like to call it the Textus Corruptus as opposed to the traditional Textus Receptus that formed the basis of all Reformation bibles.

In his well written article, The Two Lies, Bible believer Daryl R. Coats says: "If the Bible were inspired only in the original manuscripts, no one today really knows for sure what is in "the Bible" because no one today has ever seen the original manuscripts. Not surprisingly, this is the attitude behind every English "bible" published since 1611. "We can only follow the best judgment of competent scholars as to the most probable reconstruction of the original text," says the preface to the RSV, too deceitful to define just what a "competent scholar" is and to cut through the double-talk and admit, "This is what we think the Bible might be." "Scholarly uncertainty" is more clearly evident in the third edition of the UBS "Greek New Testament," the introduction to which states, "The letter A [next to a passage] signifies that the text is virtually certain, while B indicates there is some degree of doubt. The letter C means that there is a considerable degree of doubt whether the text or the apparatus contains the superior reading [note: "the superior reading" is not the same as "the correct reading"!], while D shows there is a very high degree of doubt concerning the reading selected for the text." Apparently the scholars change their mind from year to year as to which "readings" are genuine; how else do we explain the "more than five hundred changes" between the second and third editions of the UBS "Greek New Testament"?

What Christians Really Believe

A book by George A. Marsden, "Reforming Fundamentalism" quotes a survey of student belief at one of the largest Evangelical seminaries in the US. The poll indicated that 85% of the students "do not believe in the inerrancy of Scripture."

This book also lists the results of a poll conducted by Jeffery Hadden in 1987 of 10,000 American clergy. They were asked whether they believed that the Scriptures are the inspired and inerrant Word of God in faith, history, and secular matters:

95% of Episcopalians, 87% of Methodists, 82% of Presbyterians, 77% of American Lutherans, and 67% of American Baptists said "No."

"Seminary students, future pastors and leaders in the church, show very little support for the inerrancy of the Bible position. What does that foretell about the future of the church?

Actually I believe the percentage of Christians who do not believe that The Bible (any bible in any language) IS the inerrant words of God is much higher. Some Evangelicals have come out with one of the lamest confessions of faith in the inerrancy of Scripture imaginable. It is called The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. It is just more pious sounding mumbo jumbo signifying NOTHING. See this "confession of faith" here and my response to it -

No Absolute Truth

The explosion of modern versions has encouraged the student to pick and choose his own preferred readings and has created a tendency to treat every Bible lightly and to look upon none as the final words of God.

Most Christians who do not believe the King James Bible or any other version are now the inerrant, infallible, complete and pure words of God, define Inerrancy in the following manner: “When all the facts become known, they will demonstrate that the Bible IN ITS ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPHS and correctly interpreted is entirely true and never false in all it affirms, whether relative to doctrine or ethics or the social, physical or life sciences.” (P. D. Feinberg, s.v. “Inerrancy, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology Inerrancy & the autographa.)

“Textual criticism" is a giant fraud and a pathetic joke played on the unsuspecting saints who might think these men actually know what they are doing. I have posted a series on the "science of textual criticism" that reveals the true nature of this hocus-pocus methodology of determining what God really said. You can see all parts of this study, starting with:

I believe the King James Bible is the inspired, inerrant and complete words of God for the following reasons:

#1 The Old Testament is based solely on the Hebrew Masoretic texts, in contrast to the NASB, NIV, ESV, Holman CSB and other modern versions that frequently reject the Hebrew readings. The Old Testament oracles of God were committed to the Jews and not to the Syrians, the Greeks or the Latins. "What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God." (Romans 3:1-2) The Lord Jesus Christ said not one jot or one tittle would pass from the law till all be fulfilled. - Matthew 5:18

Therefore any bible version like the NASB, RSV, ESV, NIV, NET, Holman Standard etc. that rejects these Hebrew texts automatically disqualifies itself from being the true words of the living God. These conflicting versions give completely different numbers and names for the same historical events in the same places. Take a close look at the list found at the beginning of the first article here. Then ask yourself this question: If the Bible is not historically true and infallible, then at what point does God start to tell us the truth? God's "book of the LORD" is either 100% true or it is all suspect and open to doubt. Guess who wants us to question the truth of God's words? The same spiritual entity who posed the first question recorded in the Holy Bible in Genesis 3 - "Yea, hath God said...?"

See my two articles on how the modern versions all reject the Hebrew texts.

#2 The King James Bible alone is without proven error and this in spite of intense opposition and criticism from the Bible correctors and modern scholarship.

"Seek ye out of THE BOOK of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail..." Isaiah 34:16.

#3 I believe in the Sovereignty and Providence of Almighty God. God knew beforehand how He would mightily use the King James Bible to become THE Bible of the English speaking people who would carry the gospel to the ends of the earth during the great modern missionary outreach from the late 1700's to the 1950's. The King James Bible was used as the basis for hundreds of foreign language translations, and English has become the first truly global language in history.

The indebtedness of the King James Bible translators to their predecessors is recognized most clearly in the Preface to the reader where they state in no uncertain terms: "Truly, good Christian reader, we never thought, from the beginning, that we should need to make a new translation, nor yet to make of a bad one a good one; but TO MAKE A GOOD ONE BETTER, or OUT OF MANY GOOD ONES ONE PRINCIPAL GOOD ONE, NOT JUSTLY TO BE EXCEPTED AGAINST that hath been our endeavour, that our mark."

The King James Translators also wrote: "Nothing is begun and perfected at the same time, and the later thoughts are the thoughts to be the wiser: so if we build upon their foundation that went before us, and being holpen by their labors, do endeavor to make better which they left so good...if they were alive would thank us...the same will shine as gold more brightly, being rubbed and polished."

See the article “Can a Translation Be Inspired?”:

#4 The King James Bible is always a true witness and never lies or perverts sound doctrine. This is in contrast to all modern English versions that do pervert sound doctrine in numerous verses and prove themselves to be false witnesses to the truth of God.

"Thy word is true from the beginning, and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever." Psalm 119:160

"A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies." Proverbs 14:5

In contrast, all the modern versions like the NASB, NIV, NKJV, ESV contain provable and serious doctrinal errors. See my article on No Doctrines Are Changed?:

#5 At every opportunity the King James Bible exalts the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ to His rightful place as the sinless, eternally only begotten Son of God who is to be worshipped as being equal with God the Father. All modern versions debase and lower the Person of Christ in various ways.

"GOD was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." 1 Timothy 3:16. (compare this verse in the NIV, NASB, ESV, and Holman) See also John 3:13; Luke 23:42, and 1 Corinthians 15:47.

See the article on “The Only Begotten Son”:

#6 The explosion of modern versions has encouraged the student to pick and choose his own preferred readings and has created a tendency to treat every Bible lightly and to look upon none as the final words of God.

The Bible itself prophesies that in the last days many shall turn away their ears from hearing the truth and the falling away from the faith will occur. The Lord Jesus asks: "Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8

"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD." Amos 8:11

"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein." Jeremiah 6:16

The new versions like the NIV, NASB, ESV, and Holman Standard all reject the Traditional Greek Text, and instead rely primarily on two very corrupt Greek manuscripts called Sinaiticus and Vaticanus. These so called "oldest and best" manuscripts also form the basis of all Catholic versions as well as the Jehovah Witness version.

See my article that shows what these two false witnesses actually say:

If you mistakenly think that all bibles are basically the same, I recommend you take a look at this site. It is in two parts, but very easy to read. It shows what is missing in most modern New Testaments.

I recently came across a blog link where a man made an in depth study of what is missing from the NIV New Testament when compared to the Traditional Greek Text of the King James Bible. It appears to be quite complete. Take a look. You will probably be surprised at what you see. Here is the link:

For an article showing that the true Historic Confessional position about the inerrancy of the Bible supports the King James Bible view, rather than the recent position of "the originals only" see:

Bible Agnostics

Bible agnostics - people who do not know where to find a copy of the complete, inspired and 100% true words of God - get all upset when we ask them if they believe that any Bible in any language IS or ever was the preserved and infallible words of God. They say we are "mud slinging", or "calling them names", or "dividing the church" and that the whole Bible version thingy is of no real importance and we should all just get along and focus on what's really important like getting out there and saving souls.

Only a person who does NOT in fact believe that any Bible IS the infallible words of God talks like this. He is deflecting our attention away from what God Himself tells us about His words and the importance He places upon them. The true Bible says that God has magnified His word above all His name - See Psalm 138:2 in the King James Bible (Most modern perversions have messed up this verse).

The Bible is the only source of truth we have in this world as the basis of everything we believe as Christians.

The absolute truth of the Bible is under attack today more than at any other time in history, and the sad and ironic thing is that it is professing Christians who are doing the attacking.

People are reading and believing these modern day versions less and less and many young people are abandoning their once held Christian beliefs when they get to college or face challenges to the truth of their faith and of the Bible.

If “the Bible" is full of contradictions and there are so many different versions out there, some with thousands of words in the New Testament that are omitted by others, then why believe ANY of it? Many people are coming to this rational conclusion.

The professing church is already divided into hundreds of different little groups each with their own peculiarities or false doctrines and God's words tells us it will only get worse, not better. God tells us that there will be a falling away from the faith in the last days; that evil men and seducers will wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived, and that many will turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables.

So, please realize that when we refer to people as "bible agnostics" it is to get them to think more seriously about what they REALLY believe about "the Bible", and hopefully this will drive you to seek the mind and revealed will of God concerning this most vital matter. Do you truly believe God has given to the world a complete and infallible Book that is the Absolute Standard of revealed Truth, or do we just have a ballpark approximation of what God may or may not have said, and we just really don't know for sure?

There are thousands of us who believe God HAS given us such a Book and we can tell anyone where to get a copy of it for themselves. It's called the Authorized King James Holy Bible and there are lots of reasons for believing it is the true Book of the Lord. Those that I refer to as "bible agnostics" do NOT believe that such a Book exists and have nothing but either "only the originals" (which do not exist and they have never seen) or the ever changing and contradictory "probably close enough, imperfect approximations of what we think God may have said versions" (my paraphrase) to give you.

So, either SHOW US the Book, or else admit that the alleged "name calling" is true. You are either a Bible believer or a "part time bible agnostic" - you believe certain parts of some but all of none and do not know where to find an infallible words of God type of Bible to give to anyone.

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