Question of the day: KJVO = church-splitters?

Continuing on in the series of questions put forth by Dr. Sam Gipp in His book “The Answer Book.”* 

Several people have asked me why I continue to post questions from Dr. Gipp’s book when I myself claim to not agree with him completely. The short and sweet of it is this: I am grasping at every second I have these days. I work full time (plus some), go to school full time (plus some), work several church ministries, and have a bunch of other projects going on – in addition to this blog. Hence, by posting these questions/answers two days a week, it helps me free up a little bit of time… which, in the end, helps keep my sanity in tact.  :]  See… it’s a win/win situation.

As I said before, the point of these questions is not to start a Baptist War, but rather encourage everyone to engage in a discussion and learn from and among fellow believers. I believe everyone’s doing a good job at sticking to the purpose.

I don’t want you to rely on “he said, she said” or even unconfirmed history. Read your Bible, study accurate accounts of History, pray about it, and take what you don’t understand by faith.

I will post Dr. Gipp’s written answer to the question tomorrow, so be sure to check back on here for the answer to today’s question.

Here’s the question for today…

Are people who believe the King James Bible “church splitters?”

Thoughts?  Opinions?  Scriptures to back your position?

*All material from “The Answer Book”© is used on Grow Up! with permission received directly from Dr. Sam Gipp.


Posted on October 3, 2011, in Question of the Day and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. No. Or at least they don’t have to be. “Church splitting” – which Paul vigorously condemns in 1 Corinthians – has much more to do with our attitudes, our willingness to love and listen, than which Bible version we read. I’ve been acquainted with two “church splits.” One was caused by different opinions over music – the other by a pastor who had an affair with a counselee and then wouldn’t resign from the ministry, as his denominational superintendent asked him to do. In both cases it was attitudes, not just issues, that made the split happen.

  2. Only if they want to be.

  3. No. It doesn’t have to. I believe Colossians 3:13 says that as Christians we are to put up with each other. That’s my loose paraphrase and definitely not KJV.

    I know that many people and some churches believe that the KJV is the only inspired word of God. This was a translation ordered to be written by King James – as you all know.

    It isn’t the original Greek or Hebrew – of which I can not read. I have a friend who only reads the KJV. To me it sounds like Shakespeare and makes no sense. But that’s just me. We give each other a hard time (in fun) about it.

    I agree with Pete, so much has to do with our attitudes.

  4. Of course they are! So are all other Christians who split churches.

    Okay, that is slightly unfair. There are some KJVO believers who have caused church splits, just as there are some who read NIV, ESV, NASB, NLT, etcetera who have caused church splits.

    To sum up, read the other comments. They covered it pretty well.

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