"Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?" Ecclesiastes 8:4
As Dr Ruckman has said, the AV1611 has power with God because it was approved by a king, in accordance with the stipulation of Ecclesiastes 8:4, see O Biblios, p 25 for a summary.
This is also true of many pre-1611 bibles, where King Edward VI, for example, and Queen Elizabeth I urged for the distribution of the scriptures throughout their realm. We also have from Sister Gail Riplinger's work, In Awe of Thy Word, the testimonies of Alfred the Great and the pre-700 AD Anglo-Saxon kings who likewise urged for the propagation of the scriptures.
The same is NOT true of the modern versions. As Benjamin Wilkinson writes in Our Authorized Bible Vindicated, Which Bible? p 285-6, about the efforts to revise the AV1611 on the part of Romanizers in the Church of England. See also http://kjv.benabraham.com/
"The triumvirate which constantly worked to bring things to a head, and who later sat on the Revision Committee, were Ellicott, Lightfoot, and Moulton. They found it difficult to get the project on foot. Twice they had appealed to the Government in hopes that, as in the case of the King James in 1611, [Queen Victoria] would appoint a royal commission. They were refused."
(Finding this statement was an answer to prayer. I knew I'd seen it somewhere and it has been buzzing round in my head for the best part of 4 months. However, there it is.)
As we know, the RV was finally produced by Westcott and Hort, thanks to Ellicott's successful lobbying of Samuel Wilberforce, then Bishop of Oxford (today's incumbent is also a nefarious character, who wants to appease Muslims, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/
england/oxfordshire/7288570.whose skilled oratory persuaded the Church to undertake revision, Romans 16:18. stm),
(If the name is familiar, i.e. Wilberforce, he was the son of the great reformer, William Wilberforce. Sadly, not only did son Samuel forsake "the scripture of truth" Daniel 10:21 but William's other two sons became Catholics. A warning to all Christian parents to remember and apply Ephesians 6:4, especially dads.)
However, the RV never was approved "by the word of a king." No modern version ever has been approved "by the word of a king."
They therefore have no power with God and however sincerely the Lord's people seek God's blessing on our nations and many do, it will never happen without a return to the AV1611, Proverbs 28:9, nationwide.
Without such a return, the UK and the USA will continue to 'go to hell in a handcart' and they are nearly there. This is indisputable proof, if ever more of such was needed.
2 Chronicles 14:11
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
...There is power.
This is an article I received from a friend of mine in the ministry. I do not know for certain who wrote it, though I think his name is Alan, but it's an excellent piece about the authority of the AV over the modern translations.