How long will KJVO last?

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How long will KJVO last?

  1. It will be mostly gone in 10 years

    10.9%
  2. It will probably last another 25 years but not much longer

    14.5%
  3. It will go on for another 50 years, lasting one more generation.

    12.7%
  4. It will probably go on another 75 years before it dies out

    7.3%
  5. Gail Riplinger books will still be selling in 2125

    3.6%
  6. I think it is practically dead already.

    7.3%
  7. It will end when there is a new inspired translation.

    3.6%
  8. It will end when there is a proper TR translation

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. It will never end be cause the KJV is the ONLY Bible

    10.9%
  10. I don't know.

    29.1%
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  1. Dale-c

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    This poll and thread is mainly for those who are NOT KJVO.

    If you are, I can't stop you from joining in, and I have even included some poll answers for those who believe that way.

    Here is the question, how long will the KJVO movement last?
    For the sake of clarity, I am not asking how long there will be some here or there, but rather how much longer there will be a significant influence of this belief.
     
  2. Rippon

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    I chose gone within 10 years.However,my better answer should have been "I don't know".

    Bad doctrine has the tendency to stick around for a long time.KJVO'ism is attractive to a certain mindset.Some are sincere in thinking they alone are upholding The Faith by clinging to the KJV and despising all other versions.Some within the movement know the truth but continue in myth-making regardless.I have the conviction that the conscience of authentic Christians inside this group has to be troubling them.They know that the Word of God is precious and found among many translations in addition to the KJV.They know it's wrong to denounce the Word of God. They know it's sinful to castigate fellow Christians for preferring another translation.They know that sound-reasoning is not present in their gatherings.They know better on so many fronts.But like Roman Catholics -- they cling to the traditions of men.I believe in His time numbers of them will leave knowing the emptiness of KJVO'ism.They will seek out churches that have meaty messages instead of the thin gruel they have had to eat for so long.God be praised for His Hand in delivering any from KJVO'ism.
     
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    As a force effecting the mainstream, it'll probably last another generation.

    Though, there were issues that men split over in the early 1800s. The minority opinions (the Gillite view of election for ex.) are represented to day by many smaller groupings.
     
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    You're drawing an analogy between KJVO'ism and the views of those who hold to John Gill's beliefs regarding election?!Do you find it hard to think of other groups who really are heterodox?
     
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    Starting the SDA cult, it gained slight acceptance in some radical Baptist circles in 1970. At that time (as an example) HAC would oust a student holding to such heresy.

    Within 15 years, fearing the loss of followers, it as adopted by most ifbXX type churches (a very small minority of Baptists). Even the SDA cult rejected it.

    This would make 2008 as the dying end of that first generation of onlies. They will impact mindless clones, passing on false teaching (as is typical) to the next generation. THEN brains begin to function and questions arise. The minority (now about 1 million and decreasing) gets smaller.

    So I pick 25 years. I cannot imagine such horrendously false belief and schismatic teaching continuing to plague America (it is virtually non-existant in non-English world) any longer.
     
  6. Rippon

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    It is uncommon in the non-English world.But I have met with South Korean KJVO's and Filipino KJVO's as well.These folks are just as adamant as their KJVO North American confederates.Their contemporary English ability wasn't very good -- but they were indeed King James Only.
     
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    From what I've been able to ascertain, it has been around, to some degree, all my life of 60+ years. I expect it will be around after I have departed from this old earthly world, unless that departure should occur in the rapture. Should I die, I will certainly leave it behind for some to still argue over on the Baptist Board. ;)

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    I picked 75 before I crashed last night and had to crawl into bed. In reality, I don't think it will die.

    When I read sites like this: http://www.av1611.org/nkjv.html , I'm pretty sure it won't. There will always be people to buy into this kind of stuff.
     
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    I cannot believe it has lasted this long.
     
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    How much longer will this thread last?
     
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    So EdSutton hereby bequeaths his Bible Version/Translation Discussion post space to BB posterity.How kind!
     
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    So EdSutton hereby bequeaths his Bible Version/Translation Discussion posts to BB posterity.How kind! And I'm sure the subject of KJVO will be in the capable hands of those who will succeed you.
     
  13. Dale-c

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    I think by 25 years it will be totally marginalized.
    After 50 or so years I think it will have lost any meaningful effect.
    People like Gail Riplinger will not be able to sell books etc.

    Church History is a good indicator of things that will go on and things that will pass.

    Soteriology has been an argument from day one.
    There will always be a discussion of how God's sovereignty relates to mans will and ability to make choices.

    Agustine, Calvin, Spurgeon, those are just the high points spanning many centuries.

    The KJV? Was only even around for one of those people (Spurgeon)

    That said, the battle for the Bible will go on.
    The Bart Ehrmans of the world will continue to attack it.

    The attack that will remain, and the attack that we must defend is the attack against the Bible itself, not a favorite translation.
     
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    I might add that one thing that will not go away are groups similar to the KJVO crowd.
    Who knows what, in 2108 will be the tradition that "fundamentalists" will fight for?
     
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    NIVO!

    :laugh:
     
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    Laughing at Mex :applause:
     
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    I don't know
     
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    I said another 75 years for a couple of reasons.

    1. Baptists are growing up about this and I don't know anybody below the age of 35 who uses the KJV as their principal text, nevermind holds to KJVO...well maybe this guy----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDxcyqeRc-4

    2. Baptists aren't the only KJVO. We are seeing an surprising upswing in the KJVO argument from some fundamentalist Pentecostals. As they are growing in number their leaders, who (frankly) aren't awfully well trained, are heading back for the most fundamenalist arguments around.

    3. People will always gravitate towards extreme stances. That said in 75 years...maybe I'll be around...the global face of Christendom will have changed so much that it will be surprising if English is still the significant language it is today.

    4. NIVO? You laugh...but...;)
     
  19. Salty

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    I am wondering about those "youngsters" who attend "Hyles-Anderson" college types. Is the KJO theory still be taught (and indoctrinated) at those "version" of schools?
     
  20. Japheth10

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    I'd say it's circling the drain now...
     
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