QUESTION: Someone said, "The King James Bible is
the word of God because I got saved through it!" Is that statement
EXPLANATION: The Bible is infallible and perfect
without any influence by any sinner. By accepting Christ
as our personal Saviour we impart nothing to Scripture, though God imparts
eternal life to us.
Many have been led to Christ by someone using other versions. I once
spoke with a man who vehemently claimed that the Good News For Modern
Man was the infallible Word of God because someone had led
him to Christ using it. Wrong! His getting saved through a
Good News For Modern Man did not correct so much as one
of the many gross inaccuracies in that version.
I have a friend who believes the Bible (KJV) to be the infallible,
perfect Word of God. Yet he himself was led to Christ by someone using a
Living Bible. Did the Living Bible become the infallible
Word of God the moment he believed? Of course not. It never was perfect
and never will be. But if it did become perfect because
he got saved through it, would it not have lost its
perfection when he chose to use the King James?
So we see that the Bible, King James of course, is the infallible,
perfect Word and words of God regardless of what someone used to lead you
or me to Christ. In fact, it would still be the perfect infallible Word
and words of God, even if we hadn't gotten saved at all.