QUESTION: Is it true that the King James translators
were nothing but a bunch of Episcopalian baby sprinklers?
EXPLANATION: The company of men who
did the translating of the Authorized Version was made up of Bible believing
men from both the Anglican and Puritan churches. Their character and
qualifications have been attested earlier.
Such a statement as, "The King James translators
were nothing but a bunch of Episcopalian baby sprinklers," is one
of those statements which is sadly not based on fact nor conviction.
It is made with the hope of character assassination and an ultimate
hope of overthrowing the authority of the King James Bible in the minds
It might be beneficial at this point to note what the
King James translators were NOT.
They were not adulterers, as David. Nor were they murderers
as Moses and David. Nor had any of them sacrificed any of their children
to Chemosh or Molech as Solomon had in I Kings 11. Nor had they vehemently
denied the Lord as Peter.
These short comings are not pointed out to bring disrespect
on any of the writers of scripture. But are noted so that we should
be a little more gracious in our description of the men whom God has
chosen to use.