Daniel Wallace is a noted Greek scholar and professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary. In his paper entitled “Why So Many Versions?” Wallace makes the following statement -“...we must remember that the King James Bible of today is not the King James of 1611. It has undergone three revisions, incorporating more than 100,000 changes!”
There you have it. A scholar of repute has spoken. Other critics have taken up the same whimpering cry.
But is it true?
No, it is not true. Furthermore, it is willfully deceptive, as I shall now demonstrate.
First, the facts... The King James Bible contains 791,328 words. Since the first King James Bible rolled off the press in 1611 to the King James Bible you buy off the shelf today, there have been - are you ready - there have been a grand total of 421 word changes! That's it!
From 1611 until now, the King James Bible has undergone a grand total of 421 word changes, amounting to only five one-hundredths of a percent of the text! But that's not all. It gets better.
Out of the 421 total changes amounting to only five one-hundredths of a percent, the following should be noted -
TOWARDS has been changed to TOWARD 14 times.
BURNT has been changed to BURNED 31 times.
AMONGST has been changed to AMONG 36 times.
LIFT has been changed to LIFTED 51 times.
YOU has been changed to YE 82 times.
Out of a grand total of 421 changes from 1611 to the present, almost 300 of the 421 are of this exact nature! Now let’s do the math...
By omitting changes of this nature, we now have about 150 (to be conservative) remaining changes. This amounts to one one-hundredth of a percent of the text.
The remaining 150 changes from 1611 to today are composed of printing errors, spelling standardization, and a few minor phrase changes. For example...
In Genesis 22:7 AND WOOD was changed to AND THE WOOD.
In Leviticus 11:3 CHEWETH CUD was changed to CHEWETH THE CUD.
In Romans 6:12 REIGN THEREFORE was changed to THEREFORE REIGN.
Friends, this is the ENTIRE extent of the nature of the changes from the King James Bible of 1611 to the King James Bible of the present day.
Indeed, the words of the Holy Ghost are very appropriate here - “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” Psalm 12:6
The question now arises, how then can Daniel Wallace and other enemies of God’s Word make a statement like the one he made above?
If there have been only 421 changes from 1611 until today, how can Wallace et al say that there have been 100,000 changes?
It’s very simple, and yet very insidious, my friends. Here is how Wallace et al attempt to justify their deception...
You see, the King James Bible you buy off the shelf today is printed in the ROMAN TYPE FACE! The King James Bible of 1611 was printed in the GOTHIC TYPE FACE!
There you have it, friends. Changes in TYPE FACE are the “changes” that Wallace et al are referring to. And yet, Wallace clearly intended his reader to believe that the King James Bible of 1611 is significantly different than the King James of today.
As usual, however, the facts don’t bear the critics out. The facts condemn the critics and expose their smoke-and-mirror shell game. Deceit is the only thing modern critics can traffic in, for the facts are so overwhelmingly against them that they have no other means by which to denigrate the Word of God.
Conclusion: the FACT is that the King James Bible you buy off the shelf today is VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL to the King James Bible of 1611.
God has truly preserved his word in the Bible of the King James.
Joseph Smith was arrested and brought up on charges as a "glass looker" by a justice of the peace in Bainbridge, New York, on March 20, 1826. Joseph was employed by Josiah Stowel to find hidden treasures in the ground by gazing into a stone.
He led his employer to believe that he could find buried treasure by looking into a stone placed in a hat. Joseph was apparently found guilty and fined $2.68 for the offense?
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/romney-brings-positive-attention-to-mormonism-marriott-head-says-81016/#RACxDdzs8EHqBWXm.99
Daniel Dinnell - July 2012 Mormon Church claims 4 times as many members in Brazil than the 2010 Brazilian census data. Both the JW's and Seventh Day Adventist's membership claims are consistent with census data. This is another example of inflated Mormon membership statistics. The link explains everything in great detail better than Daniel Dinnell ever will! - http://exmormon.org/d6/drupal/Brazilian-2010-Census-226k-Mormons
LDS spend millions of dollars and man-hours to research the names of dead people in order to do their proxy baptisims and marriages. However, the Bible has no such teaching.
1 Timothy 1:4 - Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies
Titus 3:9 - Avoid foolish questions and genealogies
Brian and Daniel are invited to join the problem solving
exercise at my place identified in the links above. They
have been all over the Internet, so I know they can do that.
Showing up at my place would be an appropriate show of good
faith on their part as I continue to seek a mutually acceptable resolution to
these important, public issues. Their simple "yes"
or "no" answers to the poll issues would also help them to demonstrate a little
good faith as we might seek to resolve
their problems about what they have had to say about me here.
Others are welcome as well, if they wish to take part or wish
to otherwise comment on the issues.
P.S. I express no opinion as to who "LeavingMormonism" is.
Maybe it is "Jorge Fernandez"; maybe not!
> From: Daniel Dinnell (Internet Mormon Apologist)
> Time/Date: 9:18 PM EDT on May 13, 2012
> To MandBGroupOwner (aka Robert Baty)
> The fact that you hide behind an
> anonymous name would suggest that
> you yourself may not be open or
From: Brian Casaday (Internet Mormon Apologist)
Time/Date: 6:48 PM EDT on August 16, 2012
To "desparado" -
Of course he ("NonAnonymous" aka Robert Baty) doesn't
speak the truth, because he's said contradictory things,
not the least of which is denying that he was using fake
accounts or impersonating other people, but later admitted
as much after he was caught.
Chidiebere Onwuchekwa - So him making alot of money shipping our jobs overseas for a small handful of men on wall street is how he can create jobs?
Dominoes is just junk food low wage jobs those people are only given like 25 hours a week what a rip off!
Sports Authority is way overpriced just as Staples is compared to other retailers!
Plus they all provide low wage jobs that pay $7.24 to $10.00 an hour if your their for years! ="O
They also only provide 25 hours weeks!!
That is like under a $1000 a month!
What makes me believe he can't do it is his awful record as a governor!
At the start of January, Romney told “Fox and Friends” that “we helped created over 100,000 new jobs” while at Bain. Oh really?
The Robot Romney campaign backed up the figure by saying it represented the current employment of three companies that Bain had either started or helped grow Staples, The Sports Authority and Domino’s.
But this didn’t take into account the jobs lost due to layoffs at firms Bain invested in, particularly during its later-stage leveraged buyout period, and so there goes your job creation!!!
But they made alot of money!
So no just because he says so is not good enough for Wise Christians++
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained [a]by the world.