Monday, October 8, 2012

To be 'King James Only' is Patently Ridiculous and Cultish

I'm a big fan of sermon audio, but they really need to do something about the ridiculous plethora of "King James Only" sermons, which beyond just being absurd, have something of a cultish nuance.

"Corruption" vs. the "pure Bible"?  For crying out loud, the King James is a great translation, but it isn't perfect. And holding to ridiculous views such as "double inspiration" isn't just wrong, but it treads into the area of false gospel. If you have to use the KJV, and any other translation is a corruption, then that would condemn millions around the world (self included) for not following this ridiculous teaching a misguided pastor, who has lost track of what the Apostle Paul warned the church at Galatia:

As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned! (Gal. 1:9) - NIV

The gospel is repentance and belief in Jesus Christ, God's free gift of salvation to sinners. It's repentance, belief, and has nothing to do with reading only a certain Bible. Yet there's a cultish edge, where people using other translations seem to be accursed. The KJVO camp is teaching another gospel, and they should heed the words of Paul to the Galatians, as they also got caught up in the same kind of gospel-plus teaching that lead to their condemnation. SermonsAudio - clean out your sermon library of the KJVO silliness.

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