The Answer: saved through the KJV?

The Answer:  No. .

The Explanation:
The Bible is infallible and perfect without any influence by anysinner. By accepting Christ as our personal Saviour we impart nothing to Scripture, though God imparts eternal life to us.

Many have been led to Christ by someone using other versions. I once spoke with a man who vehemently claimed that the Good News For Modern Man was the infallible Word of God because someone had led him to Christ using it. Wrong! His getting saved through a Good News For Modern Man did not correct so much as one of the many gross inaccuracies in that version.

I have a friend who believes the Bible (KJV) to be the infallible, perfect Word of God. Yet he himself was led to Christ by someone using a Living Bible. Did the Living Bible become the infallible Word of God the moment he believed? Of course not. It never was perfect and never will be. But if it did become perfect because he got saved through it, would it not have lostits perfection when he chose to use the King James?

So we see that the Bible, King James of course, is the infallible, perfect Word and words of God regardless of what someone used to lead you or me to Christ. In fact, it would still be the perfect infallible Word and words of God, even if we hadn’t gotten saved at all.

©All material is copyright of Dr. Sam Gipp. Used with permission.


Posted on September 27, 2011, in The Answer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Fascinating thing: despite his zeal to be KJV-only, he’s using categories “accepting Jesus as a personal Lord and Savior” which are *nowhere* in the KJV. Did the Apostles (even in the KJV) use such terminology? I think not.

  2. Wow! Dr. Gipp uses a question about salvation, which is “by grace through faith” in Jesus Christ, to propound the infallibility of a particular version of the Bible. Our love is not for the Bible, no matter the version, but for the Lord revealed in Scripture. Rejoice that a brother or sister came to Christ.

    I can’t help but wonder how this focus on the KJV–which I have no problem with–would help or hinder the biblical translation work into other languages.

  3. I also believe that the KJV is the infallible, inerrant, unchanging Word of God,and that it is sealed (permitting no new “revelations,” edits or deletions). It should be the daily guide and spiritual bread of the believer. That being said, the woman at the well and the thief on the cross were saved without need of a Bible at all, and I believe that countless sinners have been led to the Lord by the personal testimony and simple declaration of the Gospel by a layperson. The Holy Spirit must convict the heart of a sinner to repentance and to faith that Jesus died to pay our sin debt, and that He rose again that all who believe in Him will have eyerlasting life. Until that moment, the unsaved person considers preaching and Scripture to be foolishness because he lacks spiritual discernment. Heather Joy, I am blessed by your blog and will follow it by email, and I invite you to follow mine, Saved by Grace:
    Love in Christ, Laurie Collett

  4. You’re very welcome, Heather! I hope you’ll consider visiting and following Saved by Grace:
    May God bless you and your ministry!

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