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Erasmus did not receive the last rites of the Catholic Church; and nowhere in the reports of his death does it suggest he asked for a priest. This reflects his view that outward signs were not important; what mattered was the believer’s direct relationship with God. (Jan Van Herwaarden, Between Saint James and Erasmus: Studies in Late Medieval Religious Life, Leiden, 2003, p. 529)

Eramus wrote the famous Textus Receptus strongly associated with both Luther’s Bible (for Germans) and the KJV.

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2011- the “Year of the Bible”

2011 has been designated the “Year of the Bible.” People who are not thrilled with the Authorized Version have accused some who respect It, of worshipping It – not at all.  We worship God.  He, who inspired about forty men, across sixteen centuries to write His Book – OT in Hebrew mainly, NT in Greek, the then lingua franca (universal language) seems to have directed an English King to have It translated into what God foresaw to be the new and coming lingua franca, English.  He allowed England to throw off the chains of Rome (It did not want its minions reading the Bible.) and to see the necessity of having His Words translated by some of the most respected Bible scholars of their day.


Forty-seven translators, who believed they were handling God’s Words, were willing to devote four years of their lives to the great task of the Authorized (a.k.a. King James) Version.  In 1611 (400 years ago) they delivered to King James the best English Bible of all times.  


I, of course, had heard of a debate between those who respected the AV (or KJV, if you like) and those who claimed it had mistakes, which according to some modernists ranged into high numbers. As a literature major (BA) and Biblical literature major (MA) I appreciated the Classic words of this Golden Voice.  I recognized (in part) that this Book alone had helped to globally spread and standardize our native tongue.     


What I had not realized (and give the “benefit of the doubt” to others who are slower in this) is there has been (and currently is) a purposeful move to discredit the AV. For several months I have looked at sources and believe I see some motives to the unwarranted opposition.  Via FYC I hope to show examples of where some modern “translations” (should perhaps be called paraphrases) fall short of the completeness of the AV.  If a reader has accepted a modernist position I encourage deep study in the backgrounds of the modern translations.  It may be enlightening  


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The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.      Psa 23


Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign;

 Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and

 shall call his name Immanuel.  Isa 7.14


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3.16


But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the

 which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and

 the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and

 the works that are therein shall be burned up.  2 P2 3.10


King James authorized this date (2/10/09) scholars to produce the Bible commonly called the King James Version (KJV) but also known as the Authorized Version.  47 scholars worked on it.  The AV (a k a, KJV) was finished in 1611.  It is a beautiful, classic Text – reader, Please READ It.


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