Hopefully Michelle will pick this thread up and respond. I would like to apply her form of KJVO reasoning in a direct analogy- Me- "I am human" You- "Me too" Me- "Oh no, you are not pure human- you are corrupt" You- "Am not" Me- "Are too" You- "Prove it" Me- "Well, you aren't exactly like me- you have different hair, eyes, height, weight, and that's just to name a few." You- "That doesn't prove I am not human. I have every characteristic that is required for me to accurately be called a human" Me- "No way! Human can only be one thing and I am that one thing. There can only be one true, pure, inerrantly human being on earth and that is me. Furthermore, you come from a corrupt source. My parents are the only pure source." You- "That contradicts your beliefs! Your parents were different from you too, not to mention being different from each other. Plus human does mean one thing but different versions of that one thing can still be human." Me- "But my parents come from the pure line of humans and they were the perfect humans for another generation." You- "That's a double standard. You say people different from you are human but only when it suits your purpose." Me- "No. You just lack faith. God said that He would perfectly preserve His man and that's me." You- "No. You are subject to the fall. You are perfectly (completely) human but you are not the uniquely perfect human. You are a representative of the first human was perfect. God created him perfect and in His own image but the fallibility of man caused all of us to be flawed. However we are still in the image of the original man and the God who created him." Me- "NO, NO, NO, NO" "I am human therefore you are not!!! You contradict me, you're different. YOU CAN'T BE HUMAN" You- "Yes I can and you can't prove otherwise. But I can prove my humanity- every existing human bears testimony to me being human even though they differ from me. I possess every required characteristic for being human even though I am not a copy of you or the original. In fact, every bit of historical evidence we have for what humans were like testifies that both you and I are perfectly human all the way back to Adam himself. I am of his line and kind just like you... in fact, the oldest evidence we have for humanity suggests that I am more like Adam than you." Me- "Oh give me a break, 90% of all past humans are more like me than you. Besides, you don't have the original man- not a picture, not a description, not even a rib." You-"No. But we have the evidence from a great number of his descendents and can say with a great degree of certainty what he was like." Michelle, To argue that only the KJV can be the Word of God in English is just as ridiculous as to argue that only one person can be human. We are all human because we share a derived nature/essence/substance from the original man. Faithful Bible versions are the Word of God when they derive their nature/essence/substance from the originals. Some humans are probably more "perfect" than others. Some probably represent Adam better... but that doesn't mean the rest of us aren't human. Some Bible versions are more like the original and better than others but the others are still the Word of God... that's what the KJV translators meant when they said that even the "meanest" translation was the Word of God.