On The English Language Bible Version Controversy
We believe that God breathed every word of the sixty-six books of the Bible (not just the thoughts, concepts or doctrines). The Holy Spirit inspired the words, caused men to write them inerrantly and then preserved those writings infallibly – faithful to and unbroken from the originals. The Word of God is the center of our communion with Christ and our standard for conduct. Cf. Psalm 12:6-7; 19:7-11; 119:89,105,130,160; 138:2; Prov 30:5-6; Luke 16:31; 24:25-27,44-45; John 5:39; 10:35; 17:17; Acts 1:16; 28:25; Rom 3:4; 15:4; 1 Cor 14:7; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 1 Pet 1:19,23; 2 Pet 1:19-21; and Rev 22:19. Without preservation there is no need for inspiration. The Massoretic text is God’s preserved Word in Hebrew. The koine Greek Textus Receptus (Majority Text) is God’s preserved Word in Greek. We believe translation into any other language will only be accurate so long as these texts are exclusively used. Because the King James Bible is the only English translation that exclusively follows the preserved texts, it is the only English language version sanctioned by the church.