From "The Answer Book" ©1989 Samuel C. Gipp. Reproduced by permission
QUESTION: Aren't King James Bible believers a cult?
EXPLANATION: The charge that King James Bible believers
are a cult is similar to the charge that they worship the Bible. It is a
result of the same frustration and born of the same malice. Sadly,
when facts do not prove them right, character assassination is in
Cults are somewhat difficult to define, although there are two
outstanding characteristics evident in all cults.
First, a cult has a central body that makes decisions for all of its
disciples. Most King James Bible believers are fiercely
independent and many times disagree about other doctrines, even
with one another. Their only central authority is the Bible, not a
college or university.
Secondly, most cults fear that their disciples will investigate their
opposition's beliefs and then be converted by the truth. Therefore
they make strict rules disallowing books and materials that
disagree with their doctrine.
Again, since the facts support the Authorized Version, King
James Bible believers are not afraid to study the charges of their
critics. In fact, this book attempts to confront all of the Bible
critic's charges with complete candor.
Now, it will be noted that, there are some Bible colleges and
universities which have a policy of confiscating books which
support the view of a perfect Bible. In fact, this book may be on
that list someday.
It makes one wonder just who is the "cult" and who isn't.