KING JAMES ONLY CONTROVERSY, THE Paperback – Apr 1 1995
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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 Ministriesa 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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Well written for people of "middle of the road" education level on the subject. Controversial is right, but I appreciate the documentation of facts and the logical... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Brody Thibodeau
Who are we to correct God's word? I won't waste me money on this book, neither on any modern Bible versions. Buy KJVPublished 5 months ago by Kjv
Dr. James White explained it clearly this version in a manner that differentiate it to other translation. Thanks Dr. White.Published 6 months ago by jbarias
In my lifetime I have graduated from the RSV (the Relatively Sound Version), to the NIV and now the ESV. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2011 by rossuk
I was curious about this title because I have heard often that the King James version of the Bible is so more trustworthy than anything else. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2010 by Canadianladybug
...because it wasn't White that backed out.
Read Ruckman's own words:
Tsk Tsk Tsk Ruckman.
These are the appropriate terms to describe James White's shameless book of pure satanic subtilty-Gen 3:1, 2Cor 11:1-2. Read morePublished on May 31 2004
Every Christian who believes that the Bible is God's Word should read the first part of this book, whether they agree with the author's stance or not, or whether they are... Read morePublished on April 26 2004 by Coleman Yee
If you are sick and tired of the dogmatic(mostly uninformed) KJO crowd telling you things like "if it ain't King James, it ain't bible" and touting that "all the... Read morePublished on April 17 2004 by Protect Our Troops!