There are just two kinds of Christians. (Are all saved or not?
We cannot tell; only God knows the heart.)
One kind is that earnest, honest number who are ever anxious to
have the FACTS of a vital issue so they may talk intelligently and stand
for the TRUTH.
The second kind are that multitude of Christians
(fundamentalists for the most part) who just do not wish to be confused by
Lenin, one of the founders of communism, for once told
the truth when he said, "Facts are stubborn things." Indeed they are.
There are so many plain FACTS favoring the King James Version as being
nearest by far to the originals (which it IS) and far,
FAR more accurate and authoritative than all of the modern
versions combined (which it IS), that it is indeed
a riddle wrapped up in a puzzle how so many truly born again, blood
bought Christians, when presented with the FACTS, become angry or
sarcastic and just do not wish to be confused by the FACTS.
IF, kind reader, you are the latter, may I be so bold as to
suggest, if not urge, that you waste no time reading further. This book is
filled from end to end with FACTS that are fully documented and they bring
the whole Bible version issue into clear-cut focus. There are no "gray"
sections to it, it is all black and white.
I confess there was a time in my ministry when I extolled, read
from, and recommended from the pul- pit some Bible version that had just
been published, solemnly stating, "This is the nearest to the
originals...easier to read...clarifies difficult phrases that are weighed
down with archaic words which need to be eliminated so the sense will be
better under- stood." When the Holy Spirit convicted me of this sin, I
asked His forgiveness, and He gave it.
I keep always in mind, and REmind as many as possible,
that we face as of NOW the most vicious and malicious attempted
assassination of the character, the name, the Word of God ever done on
planet Earth since those blasphemous words were first uttered in Eden,
"YEA, HATH GOD SAID?"
I have spoken to many in meetings in this country and Canada
and have stated flatly that this is a life and death matter, for IF we do
not have an infallible, pure, inerrant Holy Word of God NOW (NOT
in the originals which have been lost forever centuries ago) to rest our
weary souls upon for time and eternity, THEN we have but one
alternative or option, "Let's eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die
and go to hell."
I also keep issuing a friendly warning - IF you SEE
this issue and take your stand openly and unashamedly for the King James
Version as being your final, absolute Authority, the true Holy Word of
God, THEN you will lose friends and make enemies. I gladly add
that I keep on finding the NEW friends I have made because of
this issue, I would not exchange for the old friends I may have lost -
Some fifty years ago or more when I entered the ministry, I
knew THEN as I know NOW I had the final absolute
Authority from God Himself to guide me through this dark tunnel called
LIFE, beset on every side by Satanic traps. If I had not known this for
sure, I NEVER would have been a minister. I refuse to play the
Without God's true, inerrant Word and His eternal Son the Lord
Jesus Christ, "GOD MANIFEST IN THE FLESH" Who has saved me by his grace
and has done so much for me, and still does, and will do throughout the
long reaches of eternity, I say without these two ironclad, life-giving
FACTS, THEN the Bard of Avon would be absolutely right when he
defines LIFE in one of his plays;
"LIFE IS A TALE TOLD BY AN IDIOT,
FULL OF SOUND AND FURY,
SIGNIFYING - NOTHING!"
Dr. David Otis Fuller