What's the Big Deal about the King James Bible?
The King James 1611 Bible
Why I Use The Authorized Version Of God's Holy Word
The King of Bible Translations
"Where the word of a king [is, there is] power" Ecclesiastes 8:4
A personal testimony of the King James Bible by Geoffrey Grider
How well remember the night that I put my trust and faith in the promised Jewish Messiah - Jesus the Christ. I was on my knees in my bedroom, with the bible opened to the only verse that I knew - John 3:16. And the only reason I knew that verse was because I watch a lot of NFL football, and saw the "John 3:16" signs that someone is always holding up in the end zone. I found out later that that is an actual ministry, which for me, worked pretty good. So there I was on my knees, in the dark, reading the only verse that I knew, and trusting in God's Provision.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
The bible I had open? It was a very dusty, never used King James Bible, published by the Gideons, that my dad had "borrowed" from a hotel room on a business trip. It sat there all those years, waiting for someone to open it up and drink deeply from it's life-giving waters that were contained inside. I had no clue of bible versions, all I knew is I read the words on the page, believed what I read, and trusted God for the rest.
"The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." Psalm 12: 6,7
But little did I know that there was a bible version battle raging, with over 250 translations all competing for the title of God's Holy Word. And little did I know that I would become a champion of one of those versions.
Things that are different are not the same
My writing philiosophy, when dealing with weighty, hard to be understood issues, is to break it down in small, easy-to-read, chunks, and add lots of graphics, charts and video. At least that's how I like to digest information, so I am assuming others do as well. So rather than going into a long, "scholarly" treatise of what I have learned, I would rather show you a comparison chart between the KJV and some of it's competitors, and let you decide for yourself.