Taken from '20 Lies about the KJV'
LIE = “Inspiration Only Applies to the Originals”
They will say that your King James AV 1611 can’t be inspired. Nowhere in the Bible does it ever say or claim that the originals were inspired. Now, I believe that they were, because the Bible is very clear in 2Peter 1:21 “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.” The problem is that you
could never prove this by the Bible, because the Bible never puts anywhere that the originals were inspired by God. In fact the Bible says in 2Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” Is there anybody in here that believes that the scriptures were the originals? The originals were never in scripture form. The originals were in rolls of leaves, not in scripture form!
I had a guy one time tell me that this verse when it said “All scripture is given by inspiration of God…” that is talking about the originals. I then asked him to show me where the originals were at today, and he said well there not around. I then asked him to show me where they were at back then, and he said well that’s not talking about that…nobody had them it was just making a reference that the scriptures were inspired, but it didn’t mean
that anybody had them. In football terms this is called a “left-center-trap play, up the middle.” Because the next thing you do is to take him to 2Timothy 3:15, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” So now we have just solved the mystery of the ages!
TIMOTHY HAD THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS!!! Well it says the Holy Scriptures, and the Bible says that all scriptures is given by inspiration of God. Is there anyone here that thinks that when Timothy was reading his Bible, he was holding an original copy of Genesis? Exodus? Leviticus? Numbers? Deuteronomy? NO, but he had scripture and it was holy!
Now, I’m going to tell you something, and this is what is basically wrong in Christianity today. There is no holiness anymore (it is gone) in people’s lives. You think that you can get saved, fornicate, do drugs, drink, do all these things you want to do, and it’s OK. That is where Christianity is at today; there is no holiness with God.
Now it has also come into the Bible because of the front page of the Bible there are two big words that say “HOLY Bible!” How rotten can it be to call God’s holiness…and put it into
a book, when you are going to stand up in front of some class room or a pulpit and tell your people that the Bible is not a good translation and there are mistakes. Are there mistakes in God? If there is, he is not holy! What makes God holy? The fact that he is perfect makes him holy! Putting “HOLY Bible” in the front of your Bible when you don’t believe that it is
perfect without error is as about as big of a crook as I know how you could be. This is what Christianity has become; we don’t think that the Bible is holy, and we don’t think that, because we are saved, we have to live holy. Timothy didn’t have the originals, but he had the scriptures, and the scriptures that he had were holy because all scripture is given by inspiration.
Now, did you notice in that verse it didn’t call them inspired, it says that inspiration was the mode by which it was given. If you want a definition of the word “inspired” in the Bible, you have to go back to the book of Job. Two verses in Job, one in Job 32 and the other in Job 33: 1. Job 32:8 says, “But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” Do you know that you only find the word inspiration twice in your Bible? Here and 2Timothy 3.2. Job 33:4 says, “The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” Did you see that? The word “inspiration” in Job 32:8, and the word “breath” here are used interchangeably. Inspiration means that God breathed. Everything that God breathed on in the Bible, he gave it a form first. Genesis 2:7 says, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” God made him first and then breathed on him after form was already given to him. In Ezekiel 37, God makes the nation of Israel and brings them back. He forms them back, but there is no life and he talks about all those dry bones that he puts back together and the nation is now formed, but it is not alive there is no inspiration to it. What does he do? He forms it then he breaths on it! This is also why in Acts 1 at the start of the church; the Holy Spirit of God is like a “mighty rushing wind.”
When it comes to the Bible, inspiration was the mode therewith by which he gave it, but once it became literal and complete God breathed life into that book. That book then became God’s word and that book is different from any other book on the planet! That is why you can’t look at this book like any other. People think that this Bible is a text book just like every other text book, but is a LIVING BOOK!! It is the only book in the world that
when you begin to read it, it begins to read you. (Hebrews 4:12) It is the only book that when you lay it down and try to forget it, it will eat your heart out for the next 20 years of your life.
You will find the word scripture 32 times in your Bible, and not once is it ever a reference to the original manuscripts, but a reference to something that is formed. When you talk about that inspiration only applies to the originals, here is what you have…The great definition and
concept of “Inspiration” and “Preservation.” When God put the Bible together, God inspired it, breathed life into it, and it became a living book. Then God’s hand of preservation preserved that book down through history. We hear it all the time that someone will say, “I believe that the original manuscripts are the perfect inerrant word of God.” What good is it that God would inspire something that he couldn’t preserve? What good is it to me if God was God enough to inspire it, but not God enough to preserve it? Did God not bring his son through a human being (Mary), and keep his blood separate from her blood? Did he not use a human instrument for nine months to bring his son into the world, and yet even though he came through a human uterus and a human womb and a human birth canal he never lost the deity of being God’s son even though it came through a human? Did not
God inspire him and bring him forth? But God also preserved him as the son of God? Do you know what his name was? “…his name is called the Word of God.” (Rev. 19:13). If he can do it with Jesus, why can’t he do it with his Bible?