I have a question regarding the KJV-only position. But before I ask let me throw in a little disclaimer When I joined the board a few months ago, I immediately jumped into the translation thread and stated my position. I assumed when i joined i would get in on the "debating" and defend my KJV-only position. Since then the Lord has shown me to not condemn or look down on others for their convictions if they are different from mine. I strive to stick to my convictions, for if I don't stick to the convictions I truly have, I sin (Paul mentioned that in Romans 14:23...talking about "meat" but obviously can refer to other things disputed by Christians: "And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.") God has shown me His love for all people and that I should not try to argue or force my convictions. One reason I have stayed out of the debates is that I do not want to cause disunity or hurt anyone's feelings (although this is a Baptist board there have been threads where the debates have got a little heated). So, yes, I believe the KJV is God's Word in English, a faithful, truthful, and accurate translation (i'll be like other "KJV-onlyers" and say it's perfect, because I believe God's Word says it will be preserved for all generations (Psalm 12, yes a fav. of KJV-onlyers)) Having stated all that, I don't want to debate doctrine right now. That is a neat way to explain my position without fear of being rebuked or blasted or whatever the term is for when you get a negative reply. That is my convictions; you may not agree with them, but respect them; Romans 14:22 says "Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth." I don't know you all on the board, but I respect your positions; i may not agree with them, but i do respect them and each one of you is someone God created and deeply loves. I feel the need to state my convictions and beliefs here, but I don't want this to be a topic of debating the KJV position. So, those who disagree please resist the temptation Having said all that, here's my question (I ramble, another sign I am a preacher ha ha): Is the KJV-only position primarily confined to Independent Baptists or do a number of Southern Baptists hold the position as well. I know plenty of Independent Baptists that believe it but not many (around here at least). "Blessed is he who reads all my rambling and still has the patience to reply "