Excerpted from "The Answer Book"
©1989 Samuel C. Gipp.
Reproduced by permission
QUESTION: Is it "heresy" to believe, that the King James
Bible is perfect?
EXPLANATION: It is amusing yet appalling that a King
James Bible believer, who BELIEVES the Bible to be inerrant, is
called a "heretic" by people who claim to believe that the Bible is
"Heresy", according to Webster, is "an opinion or doctrine
contrary to the truth or to generally accepted beliefs."
It is "generally accepted" that the Bible is the perfect word of
God. I have often told people, "I don't believe that the King James
Bible is the inerrant word of God. I believe that the BIBLE is the
inerrant word of God. But if you ask me to give you a copy of
that Bible, I'll hand you a King James Bible."
Critics of the King James Bible believe that the "Bible" is the
inerrant word of God. BUT, ask them to hand you a copy of that
inerrant Bible that they "believe" in, and you will find that it
doesn't exist anywhere on this earth!
We King James Bible believers simply believe what they
CLAIM to believe. And for that we are called "heretics."
Actually the "heretic" label is designed more to scare young
adherents away from the inerrant Bible, than to honestly define the
name callers feelings. It is hoped by the Bible critic that the fear of
being labeled a "heretic" will discourage zealous Christians from
REALLY believing what Bible critics claim to believe.
In fact, if it is generally accepted by fundamentalists that "the
Bible is the inerrant word of God" and the Bible critic can find a
mistake in every Bible that you put in his hand, then... who really
is the heretic?