FAQs: 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, 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. The disagreements with the Bible are false:
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, there is spiritual proof (see here for details). We suggest you read it 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 discussion on the KJV.
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:
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:
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:
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..."
"So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."
"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."
We have a page on this subject: please have a look! Who is the Church?
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."
"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."
"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."
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. Note that in Acts 5:32 it says God gives the Holy Ghost to people. Pray for this. Our Guide to Christianity might help you, too.
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."
"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."
"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."
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. Read more on the Church here...
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
See our page on this subject here: Are you a Sinner?
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?
"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."
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."
"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."
"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."
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."
"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..."
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."
"... 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.
Q: Is it OK to sin then, since it's not actually us and we're already perfect pertaining to the conscience?
A: NO. See here, and consider these scriptures:
"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?"
"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."
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 (Ephesians 4:29). 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 (Romans 7:20). 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."
"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."
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:
And keep in mind that: