Today’s King James Bible Only movement is based on the Burgon-Hills Theory (John W. Burgon and Edward F. Hills). The theory goes something like this: The New Testament was inspired by God word for word. Therefore God was obligated to preserve His word and He did so in the Textus Receptus. Most English speaking people can not read Greek, therefore God was obligated to translate the Greek New Testament into English and He did so in the King James Bible. Since all other translations into English are different than the King James Bible, they are contrary to the Word of God and therefore Satanic in origin. My first rebuttal to the Burgon-Hills theory: We have nothing even remotely comparable to the Textus Receptus for the Old Testament. The closest thing we have to it is what is known as the Masoretic Text, a comparatively recent Hebrew text. However, this text was viewed by the translators of the King James Version as a corrupted text, and in very many places they resorted to translating from the Latin, Syriac, Greek, or Coptic. That this is so can be proved from all of the early editions of the King James Bible which included marginal notes to this effect. In addition, the translators themselves wrote a lengthy preface to their translation in which they explained why they believed that it was necessary to do so. Therefore, according to a strict interpretation of the Burgon-Hills theory, the Old Testament was NOT inspired word for word, if at all, and this contradicts what their inspired New Testament says about the Old Testament.