QUESTION: I've been told that believing
that the King James Bible is the perfect word of God is not the "historic
position." Is this true?
ANSWER: The "historic" position
is to accept Scripture as infallible and deplore anyone who tries to
EXPLANATION: One of the arguments that
the Roman Catholic Church uses in making its claim as the "true"
church is the authority of "tradition." The Roman Catholic
Church claims that tradition is equal with Scripture. This became official
church dogma in 1545 at the Council of Trent. At this council, tradition
was elevated to a place of equal authority with Scripture. Then the
council officially cursed anyone who did not accept its tenets.
Unfortunately, "fundamental" Bible correctors
have the same innate Roman Catholic tendency to resort to the "authority"
of tradition. Strangely enough they do it for the very same reason.
Usurping authority over Scripture. Of course, the fundamental Bible
corrector realizes that the moment he uses the word "tradition"
from his pulpit that "alarms" will sound in the heads of his
congregation. So he shrewdly resorts to a "translation." Instead
of saying "tradition " he says "the historic fundamental
position is..." and completely fools his audience. What is a "historic
position?" It is a tradition of course.
Therefore, when you hear someone flee to the feeble argument
that "believing the King James Bible is perfect is not the historic
fundamental position", BEWARE. You have just run
into a person who is Roman Catholic in spirit. If you
doubt this, disagree with him and see if he doesn't curse you.