Monday, December 19, 2011

No Other Book: Why the King James Bible is the Preserved Word of God

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As many of you know, this is the 400th anniversary of the Authorized King James Bible.  Our church has been celebrating it all year with different themes each month.

In honor of this milestone, I am posting a paper that I wrote for my Personal Evangelism class at Hyles-Anderson College seven years ago.  I will be making minor changes, mostly grammatical fixes.  Footnotes will be typed at the end of the paper. I hope that you will enjoy reading this and will be blessed by it.








No Other Book:  Why the King James Bible is the Preserved Word of God

"The B-I-B-L-E, Yes, that's the Book for me;
I stand alone on the Word of God;
the B-I-B-L-E!" (1)
Every Sunday, millions of children joyfully sing out this beloved song about the precious Book that gives abundant life to the believer.  Although there is unity in having faith in the Bible, there is also division among Christians as to which Bible is the actual Word of God.  Traditionally the Bible has always meant the King James Bible; however, in the last century, with the advent of many so-called versions of the Bible, the Bible could mean the New International Version, the New American Standard Version, the Living Bible, or a host of any other so-called versions of the Bible.  This paper will confirm that the King James Bible is the Word of God, and that It is the preserved Word of God in the English language.

W. A. Criswell states in his book Why I Preach That the Bible is Literally True that all religion is based on authority. (2)  Without some form of authority, a religion's faith is sheer guesswork.  Simply speaking, in order for religion to have authority, God must somehow reveal Himself to us.  The Bible is that revelation of God. (3)

Dr. Jack Hyles asserted in his book The Blood, The Book, and the Body that logic proves that the Bible is the true "final authority" for Christians; otherwise, one's faith is based on idolatry for considering the church, one's own experience, or human reasoning as final authority is a form of humanism which is idolatry. (4)

The Bible Itself claims to be the Word of God.  In fact, its very tenor is final and assumptive.  From Genesis all the way to Revelation, one may find the following phrases: "Thus saith the Lord"; "Verily, verily I say unto you"; "And God spake"; "The word of the Lord came"; "the word of God"; "the Lord commanded"; and many others.  One will not find any uncertainty anywhere in the Bible that the Scriptures are the very words of God.

Jesus often quoted Old Testament Scripture that His listeners already believed were the words of God.  Luke 24:44 is an excellent example of Jesus reaffirming that the Old Testament not only is the Word of God, but also speaks of Him being the Son of God and the Messiah,
 "And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me."
The New Testament writers also declare that they are revealing the very words of God.  Paul says in Galatians, "But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ." (Galatians 1:11-12)  He further writes in I Thessalonians, ".  . when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of man, but as it is in truth, the word of God. . . " (I Thessalonians 2:13)  Peter said, "But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.  And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you." (I Peter 1:25)

Dr. John R. Rice teaches a very interesting thing about the words of Luke in Luke 1:3 ("It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee. . .").  The phrase "from the very first" is translated from the Greek word anothen which literally means "from above." (5)  What Luke is saying is that his writings come directly from God. (6)

No other book but the Bible claims to be the Words of God, nor does any other book prove to be true according to evidences seen in the fulfillment of prophecy, historical evidence, and scientific evidence.

The Old Testament Scriptures prophesied of Jesus, that He would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14); that He would be born in Bethlehem, the City of David (Micah 5:2); that He would suffer death for the sins of His people (Isaiah 53:5-12).  The New Testament reveals the prophecy that was spoken of in the Old Testament (Matthew 1:18-25, Matthew 2:16, and John 11:49-52 respectively).  Bro. Chris Tefft says that the Old Testament show slides of Jesus and the New Testament is the slide projector that enlarges the slides so that the readers may see Jesus more clearly. (7)

Dr. Henry M. Morris relates that a group of prophecies "predicted the restoration of Jews to the land of Israel as a true nation." (8)  One of the verses is found in Ezekial 37:22, "And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all."  Nearly 1,500 years passed before Israel became a nation in the late 1940's; but once again, God's Word proved true.  Isaiah 45:21 gives God's own words, ". . . who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? . . . "

Historical evidence brought about the work of archaeologists also gives evidence that the Bible is true.  For example, Lenoard Greenway states that among many other findings, archaeologists have found the sites of Jericho and Ur of the Chaldees. (9)  W. A. Criswell gives a wonderful statement about this, "Thus, the Word of God is confirmed by every stone and every spade of earth that is brought to light by the archaeologist.  The very stones themselves cry out, proclaiming the factual historicity of God's Holy Word. (10)

Dr. Henry M. Morris quotes Dr. Nelson Glueck, an authority on Israeli archaeology, as saying the following:
"No archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference.  Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or in exact detail historical statements in the Bible.  And, by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries." (11)
One such amazing discovery, viewed in a documentary film, shows how two men examined the descriptions in Exodus to find the route taken by the children of Israel from Egypt to Mt. Sinai.  Their conclusions led them to a different spot that what is universally accepted, and allowed them to discover the Red Sea crossing (by way of a land bridge in the Red Sea), the split rock of Horeb, and the scorched mountaintop where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. (12)

The Bible says in Romans 1:20, "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen . . . "  This verse tells the reader that nature itself teaches about God.  Although the Bible is certainly not a science textbook, It does contain certain scientific principles that were not understood until the scientific discoveries were made.  For example, before Columbus sailed to America or Magellan circumvented the globe, the world was thought to be flat with edges from which sailing vessels would fall off.  However, the Bible says in Isaiah 40:22, "It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth. . . " clearly stating that the earth is round.  Mr. H. L. Wilmington gives other instances of scientific accuracy in the Bible:  the earth is suspended in space (Job 26:7), the stars are innumerable (Genesis 15:5), water changes form in the Hydrologic cycle (Ecclesiastes 1:7, Job 26:8, 36:27-28, and others), and matter is made up of atoms (Colossians 1:17). (13)

One could argue that the above could also apply to any of the so-called versions of the Bible that have been published in the last century.  This paper will now turn its discussion toward proving that the King James Bible, rather than other so-called Bible versions, is the only Word of God.

An understanding of where the King James Bible and the other versions came from is important.  The text from which the King James Bible was translated, the Textus Receptus (literally "Received Test" and sometimes called the Byzantine Text) (14), was first compiled, edited, and printed by a man named Erasmus in the early 16th century. (15)  The manuscripts that make up the Textus Receptus are sometimes called the Majority Text because they make up the majority of the manuscripts.  These manuscripts closely agree with one other.  Mr. Hills says, "The vast majority of these extant Greek New Testament manuscripts agree together very closely, so closely, indeed that they may fairly be said to contain the same New Testament text." (16)

All of the other versions of the Bible come from what is believed to be the oldest manuscripts of the Greek New Testament including the Vatican Codex, the Sinai (or Sinaitic) Codex, the Alexandrian Codex, the codex of Ephraem, the Beza Codex, the Washington Codex, and other manuscripts named after capital letters of the Greek alphabet. (17)  (To the layperson, the names would resemble alphabet soup, and would make about as much sense!)  These other manuscripts actually only make up about 1% of all the manuscripts, including the Majority Text!  Not only that, but Dean Burgon said that four of these manuscripts "are discovered on careful scrutiny to differ essentially, not only from the 99 out of 100 of the whole body of extant manuscripts, but even from one another." (18)

Many scholars believe that the older "minority" manuscripts are the inspired words of God simply because they are older or because they were more difficult to read.  They figure that the older manuscripts more closely resemble the "original" manuscripts.  However, in comparing these older manuscripts with the Textus Receptus, a large number of inconsistencies crop up.  Everett W. Fowler did much study of the different Greek texts, those that make up the Received Text and those that make up the other texts from which the other English versions of the Bible are derived.  He found numerous differences -- 2,288 -- that have an effect on translation.  These differences can be divided into five structural types:  omissions of verses, phrases, or words that are found in the Received Text; substitutions of words or phrases; additions of words or phrases; transpositions of words or phrases; and changes in punctuation.  These differences have the undesirable effects of downgrading the Lord God, misquoting the Old Testament, negatively affecting the doctrines of our Christian faith, and presenting a problem in translating into English. (19)

One of the more significant differences between the King James Bible and the other "perversions" of the Bible is that the verse Acts 8:37 ("And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." was omitted entirely from the other Greek texts. (20)  This is noteworthy because reading the passage without that important verse implies that anyone (believer, non-believer, infant, or even Fluffy and Fido) who wishes to be baptized may do so; however, the Bible makes it clear that baptism must only come after salvation (Acts 2:4, "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized. . . ")

Edward Hills relates two theories suggested by Dean Burgon as to why there are false readings present in the non-Byzantine manuscripts.  Firstly, the says that heretics deliberately changed the New Testament Scriptures.  Secondly, there were well-meaning Christians who tried to improve the New Testament text. (21)

Why then do we not have a larger number of older manuscripts of the true Words of God, the Textus Receptus, but we do have so many copies of the older manuscripts of the non-Byzantine ?  The answer is very simple:  just as a modern-day Christian who reads his Bible often will replace his worn-out Bible with a newer copy, the early Christians read and reread their copies of the Word of God until they were worn out.  Conversely, the Christians cast off the unreliable non-Byzantine texts because the Christians knew they were not the true words of God. (22)

Not only is the King James Bible the Word of God, but it is also the preserved Word of God.  As a background for the discussion of preservation, this paper will first discuss inspiration of the Scriptures and then will discuss preservation of the Scriptures.

The Bible Itself claims to be inspired of God.  II Timothy 3:16 says, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God. . . " The word "inspiration" literally means "God-breathed."  Therefore, all Scripture was given to us by the very breath of God being transferred to the speakers and writers. (23)  King David explained it in this way in Psalm 45:1, " . . . my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."  The Lord used David as a pen to write His words.  What a wonderful thought, that David was so controlled by the Holy Spirit!

II Peter 1:21 says, "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."  J. McKee Adams tells us that the word "moved" expresses the double idea of taking up and bearing along; therefore, the speaker or writer was under the complete control of the Holy Spirit.

There are a number of theories about inspiration.  The theory that fundamentalists hold to is the Plenary Verbal Theory.  Dr. John R. Rice tells us, "Plenary inspiration means complete inspiration, that is inspiration without flaw and mistake and failure." (25)  He also explains verbal inspiration, "Verbal inspiration is simply word inspiration, that is inspiration of the very words of the original manuscripts of the Bible." (26)

There are those who believe that the words of the Bible were not inspired, but merely the thoughts of God.  Scripture teaches us this is not so.  Matthew 4:4 says, ". . . every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."  Verbal inspiration is also proven by the fact that when the New Testament quotes the Old Testament, it says, "It is written," and not "It is thought" or "It is suggested."  W. H. Griffith Thomas explains the importance of verbal inspiration this way, "Inspiration . . . reaches to the words as well as to the thoughts, in order that we may be sure of the thoughts; for how are we to know God's thoughts if we do not know his words?" (27)

Hebrews 1:1 says, "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets."  God used many different methods of inspiration to bring His word to the prophets who in turn shared the word of the Lord with the people.  H. L. Wilmington lists either different methods that God used:  angels, a loud voice, a still small voice, nature, the mouth of an ass, dreams, visions, and Christophonies (a pre-Bethlehem appearance of Jesus). (28)

Some critics say that the Word of God is inspired only in the original manuscripts.  This is ludricous.  No human being has ever seen the original manuscripts.  The Bible says, "For ever, O Lrod, thy word is settled in heaven."  The Bible clearly teaches that the original Word of God is in Heaven.  No one, except Jesus, has ever been to Heaven and back to earth again.  Even the "autographs" or the original manuscripts that the human writers wrote on are long gone.  Dr. Hyles says, "If the Word of God was only the original manuscripts, there is no Word of God available for mankind today." (29) In other words, we would not have any words of God today.

Logically speaking, we do, indeed, have the Words of God, which have been preserved in the King James Bible.  The Bible teaches that Its Words are preserved; the means of preservation of the old manuscripts and the making of the King James show divine protection of the very Words; the effects of the King James Bible on people's lives and the longevity of the King James Bible prove Its preservation.

King David said in Psalm 12:6, "The words of the Lord are pure words."  He did not have any original manuscripts, yet he said that the words he did have are pure or are the preserved and unadulterated Words of God.  Jesus also indicated that the Old Testament Scriptures are preserved.  In Luke 24:44 (the text of which is found on page 2 of this paper), He mentions the words of Moses, all the prophets, and the psalms.

In the New Testament, II Timothy 3:16 ("All scripture is given by inspiration of God") not only teaches that the Bible was inspired by God, but is also preserved by God.  The Greek words for "is given" are in the durative tense which basically means ongoing.  In today's vernacular, it could be written this way, "All scripture is given and is given and is given and is given . . . "  Therefore, not only was Scripture originally given by inspiration of God, but It continues to be given.  In the words of Dr. Hyles, ". . . at all times God gives us the Bible." (30)

Ancient Hebrew scribes and Christian copyists of the Bible took optimum care when copying the Bible.  Not only were verses counted, but words and letters were also counted.  So fastidious were the scribes, that if a single error was found, the entire page was required to be rewritten.  Before writing a word, the word was spoken aloud.  The name of God was held in highest reverence: before writing the name of God, the scribe would pray and wipe his pen clean. (34)  Henry M. Morris says that, "Great numbers [of manuscripts] were always current, however, and there were thus a continual self-checking process going on, securing the text against any significant accumulation of copyists' errors." (32)  Thus, the hand copyists preserved the Word of God in ancient times through careful treatment.

During the Reformation, John Wycliffe (often called "the Morning Star of the Reformation") believed the common people should have access to the Word of God in their own language.  For the first time in history, he translated the Bible into English.  His followers, a group of preachers called the Lollards, dispersed across England to teach and preach the Word of God. (33)  The clergy of England was severely opposed to the Lollards and beseeched the king to make a law proclaiming that Lollards who proved to be troublemakers would be delivered to the secular power and burnt as heretics." (34)

William Tyndale also translated the Bible into English.  He too faced much resistance and was forced to leave England.  He relocated to Germany where he printed many copies of the New Testament and had them smuggled into England to be distributed to the common people.  Tyndale was finally caught and sentenced to be executed.  Before being hung and his body burnt, he cried out, "Lord open the King of England's eyes!" (35)

Tyndale's prayer was soon answered when King James authorized that the Bible be translated into the English language.  The only men chosen were those who were extremely well-versed in, and had an incredible knowledge of, the Greek and Hebrew languages. (36)  Not only were they well-learned, but they also had a very high reverence for the Scriptures, regarding every word as being from God and to be handled with the utmost of care. (37)  The undertaking of the translation was highly organized and was controlled by a system of "checks and balances."  The men were divided into committees, each of which worked on a portion of Scripture.  The men would have the other men in their committee critique their work; after they agreed, the finished work was passed along to the other committees to be checked by them. (38)

An amazing thing to note is that the King James Bible was the 7th translation into English, following the works of Wycliff, Tyndale, Coverdale, Matthew, Great, Geneva, and Bishops' Bibles. (39)  The Bible says in Psalms 12:6, "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times."  The Bible Itself proves that the King James Bible is the preserved Word of God in the English language.

The Authorized Version of the Bible was completed in 1611, just a few years before the Puritans came to America  so that they could worship God as they saw fit, according to the Word of God, without intervention from the government.  America and its government was founded on the Bible, creating one of the greatest governments the world has ever know. (40)

Dr. John R. Rice testifies of the effects of the King James Bible on people's lives.  During his lifetime of ministry, he saw "thousands of lives transformed from sin to holiness of life." (41) He spoke of drunkards, harlots, atheists, and criminals all being altered into Christians who did not return to their lives of sin. (42)

In a recent sermon, Pastor Jimmy McCullough (a Hyles-Anderson graduate) of Calvary Baptist Church in Coldwater, Mississippi [now pastor of Hillcrest Bible Baptist Church in Arkansas City, Kansas], related a story about a man who served in the Vietnam War.  This man stepped on a landmine that blew up causing him to lose sight in both of his eyes and to lose both of his arms.  With incredible determination, this man spent a whole night learning to read just one Braille letter of the alphabet with his tongue!  After he learned the whole alphabet, he acquired the King James Bible written in Braille and would read it until his tongue bled! (43) No other book could arouse such devotion!

The Bible says in I Peter 1:25, "But the word of the Lord endureth for ever." Throughout history there have been attempts to destroy the Bible.  In ancient times, Celsus, Porphyry, Lucien, and Diocletian all tried to get rid of the Bible. (44)  In more recent times, Thomas Paine said that within one generation the Bible would not be printed anymore.  Adolph Hitler tried unsuccessfully to destroy the Bible. (45)

Compared to other ancient writings, one can see the divine protection over the Bible.  There is only one copy of Herodotus' history after 1,500 years; after 1,200 years, there is only one copy of Plato's writings. (46)  However, there are literally thousands of copies of the Word of God.  Jesus said in Matthew 5:18, "Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."  Also, Psalms 12:7 says, "Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."  The Bible will continue to be preserved forever!

The purpose of this paper is to show that the King James Bible is not only the Word of God, but also is the preserved Word of God in the English language.  To those who may still doubt, the writer of his paper asks a simple question, "I believe the King James Bible is the Word of God BY FAITH.  By what do you doubt it?"


FOOTNOTES

  1. Unknown, "The B-I-B-L-E," Songs & Hymns of Revival (N.p., N.d.), p. 192.
  2. Criswell, W. A. Why I Preach That the Bible is Literally True (Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1969), p. 132.
  3. Phifer, Lyndon Burke.  The Teacher and the Book (New York:  The Methodist Book Concern, 1929), p. 12.
  4. Hyles, Jack, The Blood, the Book, and the Body (Hammond, Indiana:  Hyles-Anderson Publishers, 1992), p. 46.
  5. Rice, John R. Here are More Questions . . . Vol. II (Murfreesboro, Tennessee:  Sword of the Lord Publishers, 1973), p. 22.
  6. Ibid., p. 22-23.
  7. Tefft, Chris, "Setting of the Old Testament," Old Testament Survey class, Hyles-Anderson College, Crown Point, Indiana, 27 October, 2004.
  8. Morris, Henry M., The Bible Has the Answer.  (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Baker Book House, 1971), p. 2.
  9. Greenway, Leonard, Basic Questions of the Bible.  (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1948), p. 18.
  10. Criswell, W. A. Why I Preach That the Bible is Literally True (Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1969), p. 43.
  11. Morris, Henry M., The Bible Has the Answer.  (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Baker Book House, 1971), p. 2.
  12. Unkown, Mt. Sinai, Old Testament Survey class, 14 October, 2004.
  13. Wilmington, H. L. That Manuscript from Outer Space (Lynchburg, Virginia:  By the author, 1974), p. 99-102.
  14. Hills, Edward F., "The Magnificent Burgon," Which Book?, comp. David Otis Fuller (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, 1970), p. 89.
  15. Hyles, Jack, The Need for an Every-Word Bible (Hammond, Indiana:  Hyles Publishers, 2003), p. 24.
  16. Hills, Edward F., "The Magnificent Burgon," Which Book?, comp. David Otis Fuller (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, 1970), p. 89.
  17. Adams, J. McKee, Our Bible (Nashville, Tennessee:  The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1937), p. 65.
  18. Burgon, John, The Identity of the New Testament Text (N.p., N.d.), p. 217.
  19. Fowler, Everett, Evaluating Versions of the New Testament (Watertown, Wisconsin: Maranatha Baptist Press, 1981), p. 9.
  20. Ibid., 30.
  21. Hills, Edward F., "The Magnificent Burgon," Which Book?, comp. David Otis Fuller (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, 1970), p.94-95.
  22. Grady, William P., Final Authority (Schererville, Indiana:  Grady Publications., 1993)., p. 27.
  23. Criswell, W. A. Why I Preach That the Bible is Literally True (Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1969), p. 26.
  24. Adams, J. McKee, Our Bible (Nashville, Tennessee:  The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1937), p. 32.
  25. Rice, John R., Here is My Question:  Bible Answers to 294 Important Questions in Forty Years' Ministry (Murfreesboro, Tennessee:  Sword of the Lord Publishers, 1962), p. 52.
  26. Rice, John R. Here are More Questions . . . Vol. II (Murfreesboro, Tennessee:  Sword of the Lord Publishers, 1973), p. 44.
  27. Thomas, W. H. Griffith, How We Got Our Bible (Chicago: Moody Press, 1926), p. 90.
  28. Wilmington, H. L. That Manuscript from Outer Space (Lynchburg, Virginia:  By the author, 1974), p. 11-13.
  29. Hyles, Jack, The Blood, the Book, and the Body (Hammond, Indiana:  Hyles-Anderson Publishers, 1992), p. 42.
  30. Hyles, Jack, The Need for an Every-Word Bible (Hammond, Indiana:  Hyles Publishers, 2003), p. 78.
  31. Greenway, Leonard, Basic Questions of the Bible.  (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1948), p. 48-49.
  32. Morris, Henry M., The Bible Has the Answer.  (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Baker Book House, 1971), p. 13.
  33. Wilmington, H. L. That Manuscript from Outer Space (Lynchburg, Virginia:  By the author, 1974), p. 89.
  34. Fox, John, Fox's Book of Martyrs Edited by William Byron Forbush.  (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Clairon Classics, 1926), p. 190.
  35. Wilmington, H. L. That Manuscript from Outer Space (Lynchburg, Virginia:  By the author, 1974), p. 90-92.
  36. Brown, Terence H., "The Learned Men," Which Book?, comp. David Otis Fuller (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, 1970), p. 14.
  37. Morris, Henry M., The Bible Has the Answer.  (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Baker Book House, 1971), p. 12.
  38. Grady, William P., Final Authority (Schererville, Indiana:  Grady Publications., 1993)., p. 154, 161.
  39. Ibid., p. 160.
  40. Wilkinson, Benjamin G., "Our Authorized Bible Vindicated," Which Book?, comp. David Otis Fuller (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, 1970), p. 316.
  41. Rice, John R. Here are More Questions . . . Vol. II (Murfreesboro, Tennessee:  Sword of the Lord Publishers, 1973), p. 31.
  42. Ibid., p. 30.
  43. McCullough, Jimmy, "This Could Be That Year," Sunday Evening Sermon, Calvary Baptist Church, Coldwater, Mississippi, 2 January 2005.
  44. Criswell, W. A. Why I Preach That the Bible is Literally True (Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1969), p. 76-77.
  45. Hyles, Jack, The Need for an Every-Word Bible (Hammond, Indiana:  Hyles Publishers, 2003), p. 29.
  46. Criswell, W. A. Why I Preach That the Bible is Literally True (Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1969), p. 79.
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  1. Great post! I should have thought to write about this! We had a teacher at Crown that wrote a song about the book - "I found the book"! Great song and a great man! He's in Heaven now, but we think about him often. Thanks for the post!

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