About

Hysteria, misinformation, rancor and hype fill the King James Version (KJV) only debate.  Cynicism sometimes colors the view of those on both sides of the debate.  This blog aims to confront the King James controversy head on, and evaluate the claims of KJV-onlyism from a Biblical perspective.

The authors are all former proponents of KJV-onlyism.  Each has made his own journey out of that movement.  We shall do our best to fairly represent the opposite view here, yet we acknowledge that there are multiple varieties of the KJV-only position.

We welcome honest debate in the comments.  But we reserve the right to moderate discussions in an effort to keep this a charitable, Christ-honoring blog. Please note our discussion guidelines.

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Teng says:

    I use Geneva Breeches bible only!

  2. Teng says:

    The Geneva Bible was the “Bible of the Protestant Reformation”, and the Bible of the Puritans and Pilgrims. It was the first Bible taken to America, brought over on the Mayflower. The Geneva Bible is the Bible upon which America was founded. You can imagine, most early American colonists, who were fleeing the religious oppression of the Anglican Church (Church of England), wanted nothing to do with the King James Bible of the Anglican Church!

    Textually, the Geneva Bible offered a number of radical never-before-seen changes: It was the first Bible in English to add numbered verses to each chapter of scripture. Also, the Geneva was the first Bible to introduce easier-to-read “Roman Style Typeface” rather than the “Gothic Blackletter Style Typeface” which had been used exclusively in earlier Bibles. Another curious innovation; the Geneva was the first “Study Bible” with extensive commentary notes in the margins. The Geneva Bible is the version quoted from hundreds of times by William Shakespeare in his plays. Also called the “Breeches Bible”, the Geneva Bible is the only Bible ever able to outsell and exceed the popularity of the King James Bible, as it did in the early 1600’s until its printing ceased in 1644. In fact, one of the greatest ironies of history, is that Protestants of all denominations today embrace the King James Version of the Bible (which reads 90% the same as the Geneva), even though the King James Version is not a Protestant Bible (it’s Anglican / Church of England). Most Protestants have never even heard of the Bible of their own heritage: the Geneva Bible. It was produced by John Calvin, John Knox, Myles Coverdale, John Foxe, & other English refugees in ever-neutral Geneva, Switzerland… fleeing the persecution of Roman Catholic Queen “Bloody” Mary in England. Mary would not tolerate the Protestant Geneva Bible, which proclaimed the Pope an “antichrist” in its commentary notes.

  3. PeterAV says:

    While the Geneva Bible was a good Bible for the time, and was brought over on the Mayflower, and was used regularly by the publick; it, how ever was not the only Bible. There were at least two Bibles brought over with all those folk, and the King James Bible was one of them.
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    Many people are familiar with the Geneva Bible, and simply because it was the first for this and that proves nothing. It simply shows the progress of the times is all.
    Of course it dovetails with the pure word coming forth.

  4. Yin Sayne says:

    great work, fundyreformed!

    just by way of an update, the Bible Versions Discussion Board’s URL is now: http://bibleversiondiscussionboard.yuku.com/

  5. PeterAV says:

    BVDB is not a very legitimate site. They post just because you post. And they give little substance other than abuse.

    • Bob Hayton says:

      Peter,

      We are just trying to link to places you can discuss the issue, not necessarily making judgments on which are the best ones. I still haven’t added the widget back in yet that lists the discussion boards.

      Thanks for your feedback, though.

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