I wanted to do a little something special to "honour" the 400th year birthday of the King James Bible in 2011.
The main reason the KJV is superior to the "originals" is the fact that:
1. God could care less about any "originals". Read Jeremiah 36 for a good example. God ADDED to His words as time moved one through out history
until John wrote the last of God's "revelation" to the Earth. (Ps. God's Bible is not just for men, it is for the whole EARTH. Which includes
plants, animals, waters, and the planet itself.)
2. The Originals were singular in prophetic nature and chronological timeline. With the KJV, you have the complete WORDS of God all complied into a
Bible (library) for easy use. Example, Revelation would be almost impossible to understand without Daniel. Same for Song of Solomon and the
3. The originals are in dead languages. Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek. Dead, dead, dead. Why do I consider these three languages dead? When is the last
time you saw any instruction manuals with these languages on them? Or newspaper? Or Stock Market Exchanges? Exactly. Dead. English is not only
alive, it the the WORLD language that all first, second, and third world nations on the planet are teaching their children as a mandatory second
language. You think that was just a "coincidence" that God translated His words into English...then the ENGLISH language magically conquered the
4. The originals are gone. The KJV is here. Easy enough right?
5. The KJV is the only version of God's words that are laid out in a correct Biblical dispensation timeline format. (This may be way over the head
of some, but I'm sure you will get some of this Laz)
---In the "originals" the Bible ends with 2 Chronicles. With the KJV, 2 Chronilces is only about half way through the Old Testament.
╟ The end of 2 Chronicles is 36:23 "...The LORD his God be with him, and let him go up."
╟ What follows the book of 2 Chronicles? Why Ezra and Nehemiah of course! Because you know what happens in them 2 books? The Jews return to
their land, as commanded to in 2 Chron. 36:23. (Restoration)
╟ Now, what book comes after Ezra and Nehemiah? Esther!! You know happens in Esther? A KING, replaces His GENTILE bride, for a JEWISH one.
Esther instead of Vashti. (God stops dealing with Gentiles and returns to His wife, Israel) After that, Haman, a type of the Anti-christ tries to kill
all the Jews just like will happen during the tribulation!
╟ So what book naturally follows Esther? Why Job of course! What does Job show us in type? Why the JEWS going through the tribulation. Not only
that, but at the end of Jobs trails, Job is restored fully! (Just as the Jews will be after they go through their trails in the tribulation).
╟ After Job? The Millennium as shown in Psalms chapter 2 as well as Proverbs, which as any Bible student knows, Solomon was a perfect type of
Jesus Christ during his millennium reign.
This is how the Old Testament is laid out. But this is not the only example at all, not by far.
Take the New Testament for example:
╟ The four Gospels and Acts are a transitional period of time from the OT to the New Testament.
╟ Then you have the Apostle to the Gentile, Paul, and his 13 letter to Christians, showing the church age.
╟ Next you have Hebrews through Jude showing the transitional period from the Church age, back to God dealing with the Jews and into the
Luke 21:24 "...until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled" Also notices that Many of these books are talking directly to JEWS and not Christians
to begin with!
---Hebrews 1:1 "1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers (Jews) by the prophets (JEWS),2 Hath in these
last days spoken unto us (JEWS) by his Son..." Plus the name of the book itself is HEBREWS! so yeah.....
---James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
---1 Peter 1:1 "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the STRANGERS
These "strangers might be the people found in my other thread on
Hebrews and Muslims living Peacefully together in the Holy Bible
Not sure though. However, I am sure Christians are not called Strangers in the New Testament.
╟ Then you have Revelation concluding the whole counsel of God for all races, planets, and Zodiac "houses" (another topic for later )
I'll post even more reasons later on, but its late and I am weary.