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If you are a King James Bible believer, feel free to use this stamp ^^
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SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
nope
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I read KJV ^U^
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome ^^
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
God bless :)
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, you too ^^
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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VonRabenherz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One thing I've always wondered ... do you KJV-thumpers take your precious KJV over the actual hebrew texts as well, or do you only use your translation because you can't be assed to learn the language your scripture was actually written in?

In any case. All translations carry a degree of inaccuracy. So does your KJV.
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you genuinely interested in hearing my answers to your questions because you're searching for the truth? Or are you asking questions just for the sake of debating? If all you're looking for is debate, then I'm not really interested.
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VonRabenherz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not think there is such a thing as "the truth", but I am always open for new angles on an issue, yes.
Just as I am open to having my mind changed if the arguments are sound enough and hold up to close scrutiny.

Granted, you probably won't sway me on my general stance towards religions (all of them, not only yours in particular), since the arguments and rationales I base that stance on are very solid - to shake that, it would require something even more solid, which no religious believer has yet been able to show me... 

But I do ask out of genuine interest in this particular thing, yes. It interests me why you hold one translation out of an immense number of translations in such high regards.
I mean ... at the end of the day, it's still a translation of a translation. I don't get that people take it literally when it's definitely susceptible to a non-neglectable degree of inaccuracy.
(Of course, I don't understand why people take bronze-age scripture literally at all in the first place, but that's an entirely different matter)
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you mean by saying there is no such thing as "the truth"? Are you saying there is no absolute truth?
I regard the KJV translation above the other English translations because its manuscripts trace back to Antioch (where the disciples were first called Christians), and that Psalm 12:6-7 tells me that God has preserved His words forever. This leads me to conclude that there is, and always has been, a perfect translation of God's word on this planet. If you do want to learn more, you can check out ---> av1611.com/kjbp/
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VonRabenherz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot be absolutely certain, of course (nobody can be absolutely certain of anything, really), but no, I do not think such a thing as absolute truth exists. Truth is always relative, it always depends upon a frame of reference to make sense, to be coherent. Small example: One might claim that 1 +1 = 2 is an absolute truth. But it's not, it is only true within a certain mathematical framework. In binary math, it is not true, for example, there it would be 1 + 1 = 10. And without the framework of mathematics to make sense of it, 1 + 1 = 2 would have no meaning whatsoever.

So ... if the KJV is, as you claim, a perfect translation ... how come it had to go through several editions? How come the initial versions contained the apocryphal books as well? One would think that a perfectly preserved translation would have no need to be edited further, and that it would not include books that are considered non-inspired by protestant christians.
Besides, there is still the issue of King James' political motives, which directly influenced the translation (one would think that a mere, mortal king with very worldly motives and convictions shouldn't be able to meddle with the "perfeclty preserved translation" however he saw fit, right?), as evidenced by his translation rules.
Lastly ... having manuscripts written in Koine Greek translated by monks and scribes who were not familiar with Koine Greek (to the point of not even realizing the dialect existed at all) and therefore had a rather limited understanding of it would also seem to be a source of error, if you ask me ...
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"nobody can be absolutely certain of anything, really" <--- Isn't this an absolute statement though?

The "editions" of the KJV are nothing more than revisions that were made because of printing errors and font changes between 1611 and 1769. These had no bearing on the translation itself --->
av1611.com/kjbp/faq/revisions.…

The Apocrypha was originally included for its historical value, but was never regarded as scripture by the translators, which was why it was placed between the OT and NT sections of the Bible and not interspersed throughout--->
av1611.com/kjbp/faq/apocrypha.…

I read the preface to the KJB, and I read that part of the motive for putting that Bible together was to bring God's truth to the English people. The catholic church was keeping everyone in the dark by doing its best to keep God's word out of peoples' possession. This enabled the catholic church to control them more easily, and this was something that King James and the translators were very much against. That is far from being a worldly motive.

As far as I know, I don't think any monks worked on the translation. Can you show me any links or other resources for that?

Actually, the translators of the KJB were very knowledgeable in Koine Greek. They were the most qualified people of their time to translate the Bible.
www.chick.com/ask/articles/tra…
av1611.com/kjbp/faq/inspiratio…
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Goldham92 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
I have no idea how to use the stamp, so ill favorite
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just above the stats for the deviation, you see where it says "Link," "Thumb," and "Embed." Copy the code under "Thumb," and you can paste it into your deviantID (like what I did with the stamps on my page).
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Goldham92 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
ah ok then
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MatthewAKJB Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I for sure will favorite this! How'd today go.
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, we're not preaching until this Wednesday, but we have another thing planned shortly. There's a Christian event happening in a city nearby today, and my friend and I are going to put tracts out there. The tracts are called "Are You a Christian?" and they're perfect for false converts. I was a false convert before, and it'd be a real tragedy for someone who thought they were saved to die and wake up in hell. I hope we can reach any lost souls today and hopefully plant the seeds that will enable them to get truly saved. Did you have your soul-winning today?
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MatthewAKJB Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I also was a false convert. I was scared all the time about wether I was saved or not. Started asking my Bible teacher about things, then he recommend me to start reading my Bible and I did. Finally pastor Mike Combs came to our Church, and that day I was saved from eternal hell by Jesus Christ. I'm a little like Paul in the sense of him learning a lot of the Bible before he was saved. Hopefully I will be able to be more like him after he was saved, and then surpass him as a Christian. I don't say this so I can later on prideful, I just want to serve God to my fullest. I don't want to do what Paul did so to be boastful, I liters just want to listen to what God tells me to do, and then immediately do it. 

I pray that you will see millions of people saved from this "are you a Christian?"

And yes we did have soul winning today. We have every Saturday at 10am at my Church.
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, I am back now from the event, and boy, do I have some stories. At the event, we set up at a gate to pass out these tracts, and things were going pretty normally until a large group of people started walking toward the gate to enter the event. That's when my friend was moved to just start preaching to them, and it was out of nowhere! That really boosted my spirit, and I started preaching when he stopped. It was very exciting! I said simple things for the most part, but they were truth nonetheless, and from the heart. I am feeling so pumped up right now, and I give God the praise!
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MatthewAKJB Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen!
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