The Old black book
I did not intend to write a book on the King James Bible, not because I believe another Bible is to be used, but because there are hundreds of books on the market today reflecting the validity of the KJV. I am not as qualified as others on this very important subject; therefore I will leave them to write the very detailed books, of which I will be very thankful.
I wrote this book because I want Independence Baptist Church, of which I am pastor, to understand the vital role the King James Bible takes in our religious life, and in our everyday lives. I do not want to be silent on the very important subject of the KJV Bible. I know I shall not remain in this church forever, as the Lord is well able to remove me by death, or simply to lay the desire on me to pastor another group of people. I desire that these dear people of Independence Baptist Church understand for themselves the importance of having the true word of God in the King James Bible. It is to these faithful members that I dedicate this small book, trusting God will use it in their lives, and give them confidence that the KJV is the inspired, preserved English copy of the Bible for today’s Christian.
I am not part of a cult for the pre-eminence of the KJV only, although I do believe the KJV is the Bible for English speaking people today. Some correct the Hebrew and Greek text with the English KJV, which is a terrible mistake. The Hebrew and Greek text are in agreement with the English in the KJV, therefore there is no need to correct either.
I do not speak, read, or write Greek or Hebrew, as God has never laid on my heart to learn those languages. God has lain on my heart to be a faithful pastor to Independence Baptist Church and to learn all I can from the English Bible he has so graciously provided. I do not disagree with or reject those who desire to learn Hebrew and Greek; that is simply not what God has given to me. I appreciate those who do understand other languages and will bow to their understanding of those languages.
I believe God has provided his word in the King James Version for those individuals who speak English and are not gifted in Greek or Hebrew, or do not have the resources to learn those languages.