Summary: 2 Timothy 3:16
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Here recently there has been people in our own denomination that have told me that I am missing out on a lot of important stuff by being a King James Bible only reader.
I first think that it is sad that a holiness denomination would think that way
But tonight I intend to prove just the opposite.
I thought instead of a typical message tonight we do a little bit of a topical study
On the importance of the King James Bible
I originally started doing this research as a personal study, but as I got in the study itself I learnt there was a message there that I wanted to share with all of you
As I began I have a True story here that shows why it matters what bible you use
The pastor got up to preach & his sermon began with "Please turn in your Bibles to..." Then the pastor began his sermon. One could hear pages turning all over the building. One father watched his son, barely 9 years old, proudly open his Bible. His father had told him, "Make a habit of knowing God's Word for yourself. Never take man's word for what it says. Read it yourself."
But as the pastor began reading, something was very wrong! The words didn't match, The youngster checked to be sure he had the right verse. Yes, that's the one. But the words just didn't match! The pastor was reading from a new translation and, to those with limited reading ability, it sounded like another book! The boy glanced at his father, made a helpless gesture and closed his Bible. The father stared at his Bible but he wasn't following either. In his mind he was on the way home trying to answer a little boy's questions without destroying his respect for his pastor or the Word of God. "Which words were really God's words, after all?" he wondered.
All over the auditorium, Bibles could be heard closing. The Word, for which so many had died, would go unread by the people. Instead, they would receive it from the lips of the "holy man," who surely understood which words were really God's. An overreaction? Maybe. That is, if one accepts the notion that the professional clergy knows best about spiritual matters, and are the only ones who can be trusted to find "truth."
As more and more Bible translations are published, fewer people preach the Word with confidence.
One preacher says it one way.