This is something that has been on my mind for a while. I had intended to spend more time developing this argument. This may be as close as I can get to a biblical response to the anti-KJVO argument that has not already been presented. Perhaps someone else can put more thought and study into this article. For several years now I have believed that the King James Bible is the perfectly preserved word of God in English for believers in the last days. I have heard many reasons presented why this could not be the case. I am not going to attempt to answer them all, but perhaps may shine a little light on why some of them are invalid arguments against the KJV. Perhaps the foremost would be the simple existence of other bibles. It is reasoned that the KJV could not be the perfect word of God because there are other bibles that existed before the KJV, and others came about after the KJV. Some would insist that there is no real reason to choose a bible other than preference, that as long as the translation is 'valid' (whatever that means) the reader will get the same message from one that he will get from another, and it is only the message that is important, not the words. Perhaps many men who have done great works for God, though they may be few in these last days, have held these beliefs. Many people may have been saved through the preaching of men who used other translations when the Authorized version was readily available. Perhaps this is proof that there is nothing special about the KJV? Or perhaps there is more to that old book than meets the eye. No one can argue against the beauty of the language in the King James Bible. One could easily imagine that if God spoke in English, that is what He would sound like. Modern bibles cannot come close, with their utilitarian language geared toward the inhabitants of a fast-paced industrial society where true beauty gives way to the lust of the eyes, and where the simple pastoral teachings of the Bible find little frame of reference. The world we live in hardly resembles the world of even two hundred years ago, yet the KJV still rings fresh in the ears of those who will receive it. The argument that the Bible needs to be continually updated in order for the common people to understand it is a bit dishonest. I am a common person, and I understand the King James Bible. The truth is it is easier to update the bible than to teach people how to read it. People will learn to read when they have a desire to. It does little good to try and spoonfeed a baby who doesn't want to eat. It just ends up all over you in the end. Christians who want to grow will desire the sincere milk of the word, and they will go wherever they must to get it. Those who don't won't. But I'm getting off topic. Is there any biblical reason to believe that the King James bible is honored by God above all other English bibles? I think so. The bible says we are to judge a teacher by their fruit. Most would not attempt to argue that the King James bible has not produced much fruit in the last four hundred years. The King James bible has been sent throughout the world, carried by missionaries and preachers to practically every nation. Just the sheer availability of the King James bible has made it practically the most common book in the world. How many revivals have been started by the preaching of the old King James version? Some might say that any bible could have been responsible for any fruit the King James bible may have produced. I might reply that any Israelite could have killed Goliath. But they didn't. Perhaps a better question to ask is, is there any biblical reason to believe that God believes all bible versions are equal? I doubt many would cleave to this idea. Surely there are 'bibles' that are not qualified to be held up as the authoritative word of God! No good fundamental Baptist is going to grab a Jehovah's (false)Witness New World Translation off the pew when the pastor says 'open your bibles'. Why not? It's a bible isn't it? But it's not a good bible, they would say. It stands to reason that if there are good bibles and not-so-good bibles, then there must be a BEST bible. So where in the bible do we find one bible that is better than all the other bibles? The same place we find almost everything in the bible: in Old Testament types. God uses types in the bible to teach us truths just as easily as He uses open revelation. What is a type? I think this definition is fairly accurate, so I will just paste: Typology is a special kind of symbolism. (A symbol is something which represents something else.) We can define a type as a “prophetic symbol” because all types are representations of something yet future. More specifically, a type in scripture is a person or thing in the Old Testament which foreshadows a person or thing in the New. For example, the flood of Noah’s day (Genesis 6-7) is used to typify baptism in 1 Peter 3:20-21. The word for type that Peter uses is figure. - http://www.gotquestions.org/typology-Biblical.html Some types are clearly revealed by scripture, such as the brazen serpent being a type of Christ. John 3:14 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: Other types may not be so obvious. But the bible is full of symbols and types waiting to teach a lesson if they are found. Should we be surprised that God would teach us truths about His own word through types? Deuteronomy 8:3 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. I believe it is obvious that manna is a picture of God's word. Otherwise, this would be a strange statement to make, that God suffered them to hunger, and fed them with manna that He might make them know that man lives by every word of God? We find out in the New Testament that manna is a picture of Christ. John 6:48-51 48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. This is perfectly fitting, when we consider that Jesus Christ is the Word. John 1 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. There are many applications that can be made with this type. Exodus 16:16 16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents. Man of God, you ought to be going to the word each day and gathering of it for your house, just as God commanded each man to gather for those in his tent. God provided this manna to meet their every nutritional need. It was a perfect food that kept them healthy for forty years. They had no need of any other meat. This was angel's food! Psalms 78 24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. 25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full. Alas, some people are never satisfied.