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You see, I was taught growing up that the KJV is a translation of the original text and all other translations are just translations of the KJV making them less accurate and reliable. Advertisement: A Brief History of the KJV It’s well known that we only have fragments of the original manuscripts.All current versions of the Bible are simply English translations of first translations.
Well, I don’t have to rely solely on personal experience to draw my conclusions from.
I think it’s fair to say that most of us know how silly the notion is that the KJV is THE original Word of God so for the purposes of this site I would like to share a little insight into the KJV, why it is a dangerous version to use and how it relates to the IFB.
The IFB churches I experienced fell on the more conservative side of the above mentioned continuum.
The KJV is actually nothing more than a translation in a long line of translations.
The KJV New Testament (and all editions since Tyndale) was compiled primarily from the Byzantine family of manuscripts (AD 500 – 1000) frequently referred to as the Textus Receptus (Latin for Received Text).