Basics Does the Bible teach that God gave us His words? Yes it does! Does the Bible teach that the words are inerrant and truth? Yes it does! Does the Bible teach that the words will be preserved? Yes it does! Does the Bible teach that the copyist would be free from making mistakes? No. To say such it to ignore evidence(no two manuscripts are alike). Also, the Bible doesn't say how the words will be preserved, but only that they will be preserved. I believe at this point, those of you that are kjvo will agree with me. If not, let me know. The problem Does the Bible teach that translations would be free from textual and translational errors? I say no. If a perfect translation is required, then where was the Bible before 1611? Sam Gipp even admits it wasn't in a perfect translation in his "The Answer Book" question 13. He says that it was "available Antiochian manuscripts." If it wasn't before, then why does inerrancy require a perfect translation now?