Bible Versions and the King James Only Controversy

My Articles

I have written an article on this subject, entitled The King James Version Only Debate in Light of “The Translators to the Reader”

Five Things Satan Loves about the Extreme KJV Only Movement

My own personal reflections on the matter

Elsewhere on the Web

Excellent collections of articles touching on a myriad of claims made by various KJV only advocates (ranging from the seemingly plausible to the ridiculous):

James R. White:

At this site, you can find more resources on this issue, including a pamphlet quoting notable church leaders, pastors, and missionaries in regard to this issue (title is “Trusted Voices on Translations”).

Mark Minnick’s teaching series on translations

Trevin Wax on the King James Only Controversy

Gary E. Gilley has a helpful 2-part series on Bible translations:

Part 1-

Part 2-

A number of helpful articles are available from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary’s journal website:

The Translators to the Reader: Preface to KJV


Roy E. Beacham and Kevin T. Bauder, eds., One Bible Only?: Examining the Claims for the King James Bible

D. A. Carson, The King James Version Debate: a Plea for Realism

James D. Price, King James Onlyism: a New Sect

Paul D. Wegner, The Journey from Texts to Translations: the Origin and Development of the Bible

James R. White, The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust the Modern Translations?

James B. Williams and Randolph Shaylor, eds., From the Mind of God to Mind of Man

James B. Williams and Randolph Shaylor, eds., God’s Word in Our Hands: the Bible Preserved for Us

Online Videos

Dr. James White (debunks KJV onlyism)

From Certain KJV Only Proponents

Below are some resources from Dr. Samuel Gipp & Gail Riplinger.  Watch out for oversimplification and lack of documentation of claims; ad hominem attacks, outlandish conspiracy theories, etc.  Really professional-looking videos from Gipp, though.  These two do not represent the whole of the movement, but they do represent some of the more dangerous and extreme claims that some in the movement make.

Gipp, The Answer Book (can read for free online)

Riplinger’s site

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