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KING JAMES ONLY CONTROVERSY, THE Paperback – Apr 1 1995

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing (April 1 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556615752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556615757
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.9 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 79 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,464,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

James R. White is the author of several acclaimed books, including The King James Only Controversy and The Forgetten Trinity. He is an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, director of Alpha and Omega Ministries—a Christian apologetics organization, an adjunct professor with Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and a professor of apologetics with Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He and his family live in Phoenix.


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I agree with the assessment of one reviewer below: White's book IS both condescending AND evasive! CONDESCENDING in his attitude toward a postion he despises; EVASIVE in his avoidance of the real issue (divine preservation of scripture) in favor of "noble" indictments of extreme positions and whacked-out personalities.
This book has been found intimidating by many KJV advocates and little wonder- It was WRITTEN to intimidate! Still, I truly believe White really is off base in many of his contentions and conceits.
One of White's supporters here speaks nobly of "thinking for one's self." Here, then, is my challenge:
Go ahead and read White's book-- I did! BUT, if you're REALLY willing to think on your own, ALSO read David Cloud's well-written response, available for on-line viewing at [...] and FREE no less.
There is the challenge. Take it if you will.
ANDY
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I purchased this book thinking that it would be about the "modern translations". My hope was to find an objective source of information that would provide a balanced presentation of the facts, both for and against the "modern translations".

Instead this book turned out to be blatant attack against the King James Version! Most of the claims made by the author were not supported by valid/good footnotes, but were instead nothing more than the author expressing his own personal biases. I have since discovered that the author was a consultant for the Lockman Foundation's New American Standard Bible (NASB) and it now comes as no surprise that he strongly believes that the NASB is the be-all and end-all of bibles. In short, this book is nothing short of a piece of propaganda that promotes his earlier/other works.
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As is with most typical scholarship, this book attempts to build your faith in men and knock down your faith in God's word. Filled with half truths and outright lies, this book successfully convinces only people who have done no reasearch of their own that versions like the NIV and NASV are reliable and that the KJV is not. I give it a 2 because the cover looks good and White actually admits that 1st Timothy 3:16 is correct as it is translated in the KJV. Unfortunatly it does not BOTHER him that the modern translations have removed God from this verse!
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If you want the other side of the issue, "Which Version Is The Bible?" by Floyd Nolen Jones is an excellent resource.
This book documents maticulously how the traditional Greek New Testament text (which is the basis of the historic versions by Tyndale, Luther, Coverdale, KJV, and others) was cast aside by revisionist in 1881.
Also carefully documented is the process which produced the radically different Greek text of the modern versions including an analysis of textual criticism. The completely unscientific basis of the methods of textual criticism are also exposed, and evidence that the traditional Greek text is actually much older than the newer critical text of the modern versions is presented.
The work is carefully footnoted and includes a complete and comprehensive bibliography and index.
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In recent years, the Church has experenced a massive problem in the form of those believers who seek to convince others that the King James Bible is inspired, the only English Bible for the English language, or some mix of the two. Among this misinformation comes James White with his masterful book, The King James Only Controversy. In the book, White examines many passages that have been used against modern versions such as 1 John 5:7. White's work explains in detail why the King James Only people have it wrong concerning the verses they cite. He also holds Ruckman, Riplinger, Cloud, Hills, and Waite to account for their various errors. White also does an unexpected thing in the book. He solidifies my belief that the Alexandrian text-form (compared to the Byzantine text-form) is the closest to the originals (which are lost). White also defends the honor of Westcott and Hort and the people involved with the NIV. These people have been smeared by King James Only groups.
There are a few flaws. On the surface, there seems to be a whiff of arrogance surrounding White's theses. Also, the are hints of pride beaming from White. This pride in White's own work rains a bit on the good things the book does.
Overall, White has provided a service to the Church in debunking the King Jimmy Only nonsense.
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First of all, to my utter shame, I must admit that several years ago, I myself was an avid KJV Only person. I purchased Gail Riplinger's book: "New Age Translations" and was totally convinced that Satan was the author of a grand conspiracy to undermine and eradicate God's Word from the face of the earth. I meticulously went through the book and highlighted changes, deletions and additions as well as supposed testimonies by those who worked on the NASB and NIV translations. I then gave this book to my associate pastor and then to several of my friends in an emotionally charged attempt to "open their eyes" to the "evils" of the modern translations. I made snide remarks directed toward people who did not carry a KJV as I taught my adult Sunday school class. I told people that the letters "NIV" really should be understood as an acronym for "Non - Inspired - Version." I only wish that my associate pastor had been more straightforward with me about the depth of foolishness into which I had descended. I pray continually that God will forgive him for allowing me to wallow in such abject ignorance and I have asked God to forgive me for participating is such flagrant idolatry. On the other hand I thank God from the very depths of my soul that He has seen fit to liberate me from this ridiculous and baseless tradition. Interestingly, it was not James White's book that set me free; it was God Himself. Allow me explain.
I had long been aware that the original autographs were written in Hebrew and Greek, but I was totally ignorant about the process of textual transmission. Nevertheless, I asked myself the question, why should the KJV be the standard by which all others are judged when it itself is a translation? My conclusion was that this was absolutely illogical and foolish.
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