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Jack Hyles' book The Need for An Every-Word Bible

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  1. Logos1560

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    Hyles, Jack. The Need for An Every-Word Bible. A Layman's Guide to Understanding the King
    James Bible Issue
    . Hammond, IN: Hyles Publications, 2003. 168 pages

    Second printing, August, 2015. Price $15.00 in a KJV-only bookstore.

    This book is claimed to be transcribed from Hyles's Wednesday night series on "the King James Bible."
    The editors of this book do not identify themselves though they may be one or more of his children or some of his former members.

    In this book, Hyles showed that he adopted erroneous KJV-only reasoning/teaching in contradiction to what he himself taught in some of his own earlier books such as his book on the book of Revelation.

    This book would not actually help laymen understand the King James Bible issue since it would misinform and mislead them. Several times there is use of fallacies evident in his claims and statements. The either/or fallacy or fallacy of false dilemma can be seen in several claims.

    Jack Hyles asserted: "Either somewhere in this world there is a book that contains the words of God that God has preserved word for word, or Christians have to believe in thought inspiration" (p. 15).

    Hyles claimed: "I have only two choices: the Catholic Bible kept in the Catholic church or the King James Bible" (p. 25).

    Hyles said: "Remember, if one Bible is true, the other Bible must be false. If one is genuine, the other is counterfeit" (p. 30).

    According to a consistent, just application of Hyles' own claims and reasoning in his book, would he suggest that the KJV is a revision of pre-1611 English Bibles which were false or counterfeit?
    Hyles does not even mention the fact that the KJV is a revision of earlier English Bibles perhaps because they would be a serious problem for some of his claims. He skips over and ignores the fact of a pre-1611 English Bible.
     
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    Jack Hyles said: "You say, 'Brother Hyles, do you mean if there is one word wrong in the Bible, you have to throw everything else away?' That's exactly what I mean!" (p. 39).

    Hyles said: "If God has preserved His words, then only one set of words can be the preserved ones" (p. 14).

    According to a consistent, just application of Hyles' own statements and arguments, you would have to throw away the Textus Receptus editions, the pre-1611 English Bibles of which the KJV was a revision, and the 1611 edition of the KJV along with other KJV editions when they have one word wrong and when the KJV translators did not follow any one set of words.

    A just application of Hyles' own reasoning in this book would prove that the KJV is not actually an every-word Bible.
     
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    According to this reasoning we do not have a Bible.
     
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