QUESTION: The New King James Version is based on
the Antiochian manuscripts. Is it an improvement over the King James
EXPLANATION: The New King James Version is to the
English Bible what the Alexandrian manuscripts are to Greek. A corruption
of a pure text by men who hold the deplorable doctrine
that the Bible cannot be perfect (regardless of what they
may say when they preach) and must be corrected by the feeble intellect of
The New King James Version unlike most modem translations is based on
the correct Antiochian manuscripts instead of the corrupt Alexandrian
manuscripts. Unfortunately, the men doing the translation work view the
Bible as imperfect. They would vehemently deny this charge in public
because their jobs depend on it, but in fact they do not believe that ANY
Bible is perfect. Not even their own New King James Version!
Thus, to them, the Bible is lost ("settled" in heaven) and the minds of
scholars are the only hope of rescuing its "thoughts" from oblivion.
Many of the men on the board of translator may indeed be great
preachers and pastors, but that by no means entitles them to correct the
Sincerity cannot improve on perfection. Thus, instead of making a good
thing better" they have only managed, for all of their trouble, to make a
"perfect thing tainted".
It must he remembered, there is a great deal of prestige in sitting on
the board of translators of a "modern" version of the Bible (Matthew