Reviewing Jack McElroy’s Which Bible Would Jesus Use?

All of my reviews of Jack McElroy’s book, Which Bible Would Jesus Use?, in one place.

Mcelroy207202015[1] Preliminary Remarks and Forward

[2] The Introduction

[3] Chapter 1

[4] Chapters 2-3

[5] Chapter 4

[6] Chapter 5

[7] Chapter 10

[8] Chapter 13

[9] Chapters 14-17

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6 thoughts on “Reviewing Jack McElroy’s Which Bible Would Jesus Use?

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  3. Hey there! For the last couple of years, I’ve been interested in the subject of KJV Onlyism. I know that it’s a faulty teaching (and, in most cases, cultic). I remember the first time I encountered an article on that “proved” that the KJV was the only true word of God. For a few weeks, I bought it. And guess what happened. I almost got pulled into believing the teachings of Shepherd’s Chapel, because the website I read that article from was by a supporter of Shepherd’s Chapel! I figured that God had used this experience to show me that KJV Onlyism was a false teaching, because it had almost pulled me into believing the teachings of a cult. I’ve stayed non KJV Only ever since. I did, however, need proof that KJV Onlyism was a false teaching, and there were many websites that helped with this. Your old blog had quite a lot of information that was ver helpful to me, and I’m glad you took the time and effort to disprove KJV Onlyism.

    A few days ago, I decided to try debating some people online (via email) that were KJV Onlyists. I sent some information to them that I thought would refute them. I figured that some of the people who made these websites weren’t aware of certain things (such as how using Fleich-Kincaid to prove that the KJV is the easiest to read is pretty much irrelevant, because it’s being used for a purpose it wasn’t meant for). I made sure to be very kind and Christian-like to them, so that they could see that I didn’t want to offend them. I even put a disclaimer at the beginning that said I didn’t intend to be rude.

    I only got replies from two sites (I’m not saying the names, because I know that certain people don’t like their names mentioned online). One of the sites just answered back with a nit-picky response. They commented on how I hadn’t quoted a single Bible verse in my email to them. I know it’s important for Chrisitians to do that, but do they have to do it every single time? I mean, common sense should be enough to prove KJV Onlyism wrong. They also complained that I had given them links to websites that proved certain aspects of KJV Onlyism wrong. They said that I should stop reading websites and just read the Bible, because that’s all that people should read. This honestly made me laugh, because it’s ridiculous. The same people who are saying that people should stop reading websites have made a website themselves that they want you to read. Quite the hypocrites, I must say. And then they didn’t even attempt to refute any my points. They just left it at their hypocritical argument. And they also came off as rude, so that all my politeness had no effect on them whatsoever. It made me feel like I had really tried to be nice, and then got verbally abused. It just shows me that the people who made that website know full well that they’re using faulty logic, and just ignore when evidence pops up that proves them wrong. I won’t be contacting them again, because it will be pointless.

    The other person I contacted was actually friendly. He explained kindly why he believed what he did, and then gave me this question:

    “Do you believe there IS such a thing as a complete and inerrant Bible in any language, translated or untranslated? If you do, can you show me a copy of it, or tell me exactly which one it is, so I can go out and get one too? Yes or No?
     
    If you do not believe there is such a thing as an inerrant Bible, are you honest enough to admit it?”

    I want to give a good, Biblically sound, answer. But I’m having trouble finding one. Can you help me? Or should I just stop trying to debate people? Please help. I don’t know what to say.

  4. Hi Folks!

    We use the ASV and the NT~NENT but we also admit that there is no exact translation from Greek or Hebrew to English thus Father gave us His formula for understanding His Word no matter the language:

    Isaiah 28:9-10 Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the message? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? (10) For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.

    That being said we do endorse the ASV over the KJV for the most literal translation of the English language:

    http://www.ubm1.org/?page=numericskjv

    Love in CHRIST! Rob

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