Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: Many people say the KJV is not the perfect Word of God, and question it in many different ways. How do you respond?

A: Many claims are made that contradict the Bible (KJV). These claims can be religious systems or doctrines that disagree with the Bible. They can be "scientific" claims that disagree with the Bible. They can be attacks on the voracity, completeness, truthfulness, correctness, perfectness, and/or preservation of the Bible.

In these and all such cases, a choice must be made. Either the Bible (KJV) is the perfect Word of God, written and preserved by God (see our KJV tract), or it's wrong and the disagreements with it are correct.

In all such cases, we'll side with the Bible (KJV) and therefore with God, who wrote the Bible (see our KJV tract). The disagreements with the Bible are false:

"… yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."
--Romans 3:4

 

"… keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. …"
--1 Timothy 6:20-21

 

"… The just shall live by faith."
--Galatians 3:11

 

Q: Since the KJV was written 1611, what did Christians read before then? What about other languages?

A: Jesus is the Word. Who wrote the Word? God. Jesus never changes. His Word never changes. When He wrote in Hebrew and in Greek, He wrote it perfectly. He put His Spirit in it . When He translated it, He did it perfectly and put His Spirit in it. The last translation we have that God did is the KJV. He put His Spirit in it. The KJV is perfect. God is perfect. His Word is perfect. If He wants to put it in other languages He will do it perfectly and will put His Spirit in it. The common factor is the Spirit; "...the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." (John 6:63).

So, in a sense, the earlier versions were the KJV because they have the same Spirit. If you want to read an earlier version, you must make sure it's a true version. As far as we understand, the original manuscripts don't exist. When a book says original Greek, Hebrew, etc., is it true? No matter to us because the KJV is the perfect, true Word of God.

If you seek proof, the proof will not be academic or physical. It will be spiritual. It will be spiritually discerned. This must come from God.

In the Bible (and in our KJV tract), there is spiritual proof. We suggest you read these and "Pray without ceasing." (1Thessalonians 5:17) until God shows you.

 

Q:  What about bibles that have the KJV text, but add other material (such as the Interlinear Bible, and the Sword Bible)?

On interlinear bibles:   Apparently they say they have the Hebrew/Greek texts, etc., and they translate them into modern English and place this side by side with the KJV (or NIV or whatever bible).  This is supposed to "help you" understand the KJV.

They usually put a disclaimer in such as:   "essentially the same",   "minor variations",  "differing slightly",  etc., from the true text.

When you compare the "translations" they differ from the KJV.  So, basically what you have are more false bibles.

You must understand that God has already translated the Bible perfectly from the original manuscripts -- that's the KJV.  Any other "translation" is false.

It would probably help to read our KJV tract.

If God translated the original texts to the KJV, and someone else translates them differently, then you know the devil was involved in the false translation.  A similar thing happened in the Garden of Eden.

If you read the KJV and have the Holy Spirit -- that's all you need:

"But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you:  but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."
--1John 2:27

 

On the Sword Bible:    It appears that the Sword Bible does have the KJV text which is good, but the other material is of concern.

The description says that "wherever God speaks in the Bible, the letters are in red."   This subtly implies that God didn't speak the other words, and then somehow they're not as important.  But this is not true.  God wrote the whole Bible:

 "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."   
--2 Timothy 3:16-17

Since God wrote the whole Bible, all the words are His.  This scripture also indicates that you don't need anything but the Bible.  The extras in the Sword Bible were not written by God, but by man, and therefore will not be perfect as is the KJV.  The imperfections may be very subtle, and therefore hard to discern.  This can mislead you, cause you to wrongly interpret a scripture and put you on a path of error.

Some of these extras include a study guide, difficult term definitions, introductions and outlines of each book, a mini library of special features and historical outlines.   You don't need man to do this for you - let God do it for you:

"But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you:  but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." 
--1 John 2:27

So, if you have the Holy Spirit and the KJV that's all you need!  Stay away from the Sword Bible.  It would also probably help to read our KJV tract.

 

 

Q: What is the Church?

A: The body of Christ:

"Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular."
--I Corinthians 12:27

"And he is the head of the body, the church . . . "
--Colossians 1:18

"So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."
--Romans 12:5

"For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body. . . "
--I Corinthians 12:13

So then, the church is all the people who have the Holy Spirit. In fact, if one doesn't have the Holy Spirit he is not in the Church:

"... Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his."
--Romans 8:9

 

Q: How does one get the Holy Spirit?

A: Keep God's commandments:

"... the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him."
--Acts 5:32

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come into him, and make our abode with him."
--John 14:23

"And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us."
--I John 3:24

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."
--Ecclesiastes 12:13

So, keeping God's commandments, his words, and obeying him are required. In order to do this one must have his words and commandments. This is the Bible. The only true Bible is the KJV (see our tract). Note that in Acts 5:32 it says God gives the Holy Ghost to people. Pray for this.

 

Q: What about the different "denominations" (Episcopalian, Methodist, etc.) that are seen today?

A: These are not mentioned in the Bible. All true Christians will have the same spirit and the same Word (the Bible– the KJV). So these divisions are not part of the true Church; they are contrary to scripture:

"... And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch."
--Acts 11:26

"Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."
--Ephesians 4:3-6

"Now I beseech you brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement."
--I Corinthians 1:10

"Is Christ divided?... "
--I Corinthians 1:13

"Now I beseech you brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."
--Romans 16:17

So, it seems the true Church will not have divisions. Furthermore, we are told to avoid those who cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine (KJV). So, if you avoid them, obviously you can't fellowship or have church services with them.

 

Q: But isn't everybody a sinner?

A: NO. Every person (save for God) has sinned. But a true Christian has ceased from sin:

"And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?"
--I Peter 4:18

Note that the righteous are differentiated from the ungodly and the sinner.

"He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil..."
--I John 3:8-10

"We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not."
--I John 5:18

 

Q: If I (as a true Christian) don't sin, then what's happening when, in spite of my desire to do good, evil deeds are done in my body?

A:

"For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."
--Romans 7:18-25

So, the law of God, which is the Bible, which is Jesus, is in my mind (the inward man). The law of sin, which is the devil, is in my flesh (in my members).

Note that the law in my members (law of sin) is warring against the law of my mind. Now if something is going to war with my mind, it has to have a mind also. It becomes apparent that these are devils in the flesh.

 

Q: What do I do then – how do I get rid of the devils in the flesh?

A: You must purify yourself. You must do this by reading the Word (the KJV) and by casting out the devils:

"And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."
--I John 3:3

"That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word."
--Ephesians 5:26

"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."
--Hebrews 10:22

"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
--Mark 16:17-18

Note that the first sign is casting out devils, and that the Bible says these signs shall follow them that believe. Casting out devils is not optional for the believer. It doesn't say "maybe" or, "only for first-century Christians"; it says "shall".

Any Christian who can speak can cast out devils in the name of Jesus:

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
--Philippians 2:9-11.

"And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you... the spirits are subject unto you..."
--Luke 10:18-20

 

Q: How long do I continue to purify myself by washing with the word (reading and listening to the KJV Bible) and casting out devils?

A: Until you're perfect and holy.

"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect."
--Matthew 5:48

"... Be ye holy; for I am holy."
--I Peter 1:16

 

Q: But I thought no one was perfect.

A: It would appear that, like as in Romans 7:25 where the Bible differentiates between the mind and the flesh (see earlier question), so perfection is differentiated. So, as pertaining to the mind (the inward man, the conscience), Christians are perfect, but in regards the flesh, not yet perfect.

  • Regards the conscience: The law could not make men perfect pertaining to the conscience:

    "... that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;"
    --Hebrews 9:9


    But Jesus did:

    "How much more shall the blood of Christ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"
    --Hebrews 9:14


    And:

    "For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified."
    --Hebrews 10:14

     
  • Regards the flesh:

    "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect..."
    --Philippians 3:12

    "Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you."
    --Philippians 3:15


    Since God commands us to "Be ye therefore perfect", we need to be "thus minded" and strive for the perfection of the flesh, already being perfect pertaining to the conscience. We need to cast out devils from ourselves and continue daily in the Word.

 

Q: Is it OK to sin then, since it's not actually us and we're already perfect pertaining to the conscience?

A: NO.

"What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"
--Romans 6:15-16

"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God."
--Romans 6:12-13

 

Q: Well, what if I do sin? Say I yield to the sin, don't fight it, but go along with it on purpose?

A: There's a difference between willful sin (on purpose) and unwillful sin (a mistake). Say a person trips, falls, cracks his head, and inadvertently swears or curses. This breaks God's commandments (). But, this person never intended to do this, is instantly sorry it happened, and never wishes it to happen again. This could be called unwillful sin. The person was suddenly grappling with the pain and the devils in the flesh instantly took the opportunity to manifest. The devils did it and were responsible (). On the other hand, say a person is short of money and needs to pay bills urgently. He's alone in a room where someone left and forgot to take his wallet with him. The person left alone knows stealing is a sin, but decides on purpose (willfully) to yield to the temptation to steal the money from the wallet. This person, if he was saved, will lose his soul forever:

"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgement and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries."
--Hebrews 10:26-27

"For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame."
--Hebrews 6:4-6

Even the Apostle Paul knew this. At the point in his life when God was speaking through him in Corinthians, Paul was like Christians today in that he was saved by grace. In addition, he had special knowledge in that he had been to the "third heaven" and had heard "unspeakable words":

"I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell:) God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."
--II Corinthians 12:2-4

So, if anyone was saved, it would include Paul. But, he knew he couldn't sin wilfully or he would be cast away; he'd lose his salvation:

"But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."
--I Corinthians 9:27

 

Q: But is it possible I can go through the rest of my life without sinning wilfully once?

A: Yes. God promises us that the temptation won't be too much for us, and that we need to commit the keeping of our souls unto him:

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
--I Corinthians 10:13

"Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator."
--I Peter 4:19

"... and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day."
--II Timothy 1:12

And keep in mind that:

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."
--I John 4:4

"Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts."
--Zechariah 4:6

Also:

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
--Proverbs 3:5-6

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