Is KJVO-ism only found within "Fundamentalism"?

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  1. gtbuzzarp

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    Are you KJVO and a member of a "Fundamentalist" church?

    The point of the question is it seems to me that people who ascribe to the KJVO positition are moslty, if not all, found within IFB or equivalent fundamental-type denominations. Is this a correct assesment?

    If not, are any of you part of the SBC (or other Evangelical denominations, etc) and KJVO as well?
    Are there any "fundamentalists" who are not KJVO?

    Please save all of your pro/anti KJVO arguments for another thread. I don't want any bashing from either side.
     
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    We were KJVO long before we were fundamental. We didn't even call ourselves baptists.
     
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    There are a small number of kjvo's in the LCMS but they are an incredibly small minority. Largely because we have a generous view of Christian freedom when it comes to picking a translation. There are a few pastors will recommend against, but our view is which ever you actually read is a good one for you. In addition, all of our pastors are taught to read the Greek and Hebrew so we should be able to correct or clarify any problems in the different translations.
     
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    There are also KJV-O in the Pentecostal Ranks...
     
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    I'm an old-time Baptist, having been saved 50 years and have always used only the kjBible.
     
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    The SBC church I came from was KJVP (probably KJVO, but never came right out and said anything)
     
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    I am a member at a First Free Will Baptist Church that only uses the King James Bible. We also only play and sing Bluegrass and Southern gospel music. Although I prefer the KJV to other bibles, I do use other translations and don't think there is anything wrong with it. I also wish my church would play some contemporary christian music to go along with the gospel music. It seems churches are all of one and none of the other. There are not many churches that mix it up so to speak.
     
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    AMEN GrannyGumbo!
     
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    There are many who would be called Fundamentalists that are not KJVO, although they are usually KJpreferred, I believe.

    I think its a fair statement to say that most who are KJVO are in IFB churches, though.

    The King James is a cherished version for many people, even those who are not KJVO.
     
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    As an interesting aside, the Jehovahs Witnesses were KJVO before they made their own Bible Version.
     
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    IFB and KJVP

    Hi Granny! [​IMG]
     
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    My denomination doesn't really have an official translation. My church used to use the Good News Bible but in late 1996, we switched to the New International Version. My pastor's favorite version is the New King James Version. Our denomination's devotional booklet uses the NIV and the English Standard Version.
     
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    Im a Seventh Day Adventist and I always use the KJV but lots of others use all the different Bible translations... so it isnt a denominational thing.
     
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    I am IFB and KJVP which does not preclude me from being able to reason and think for myself.
    :D [​IMG]
     
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    I am ABC, and we have some KJVO churches. Now there's a combination!
    I also know of some IFBs that are not KJVO.
     
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    Ben, Most churches were stuck with the KJV when the Watchtower Society formed.

    I like whatever version leads me into truth, but grew up with the KJV and still use my 1945 copy as my preaching and teaching tool. Frankly, in the pulpit I usually paraphrase the verses to reflect the proper meaning of the text at hand, excluding archaisms.

    My current parish has the NIV in the pew racks.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    There are some Anglo-Catholic denoms which are KJV Only. Remember it was originally translated for the Church of England.
     
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    I wouldn't say KJV only for the Anglican Church, but the scriptural text quoted in the Book of Common Prayer are all KJV. Many of the vicars used the RSV in the early years, but read from the KJV in the lecturn because it was the bible on display.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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