Was the KJB inspired?

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Was the KJB inspired?

Postby bibleprotector » 26 May 2014, 22:23

Was the King James Bible inspired?


Inspiration has two meanings:
1. The process of the Spirit of God giving the Word of God through human penmen.
2. The quality of those words, the very words of God.

Inspiration only happened once. It happened when the men of God wrote the Scripture for the first time. This is called the “autograph”.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).

When God caused the Scripture to be written for the first time, which was by inspiration, He did not intend for that Scripture to be lost, but that it would be kept, preserved and copied faithfully through time. Those inspired words have been under the guiding care and superintendence of the Holy Ghost, and have been kept in the Church through history, and have been delivered to us today. We have the inspired words today, because the makers of the King James Bible were able to discern and translate the inspired Word from copies (e.g. printed Textus Receptus editions).

The King James Bible contains the inspired Word, but was not made by inspiration... the translators were not inspired from 1604 to 1611. They were godly men who could judge what was or was not the inspired Scripture, and present it properly in English.
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