2... The KJV is the hardest translation to understand.
4... Is there stuff missing from modern translations?
5... How to talk to people about the KJV
6... Questions and stuff
Try something different...
Pray for understanding before reading.
Kindle or other e-book reader...
A translation should be transparent.
I think the best way to describe these words is that they are a "secret code".
You don't know what they mean unless you know the KJV definitions.
"Secret code" words are very easy to misunderstand, because they are modern words that we still use.
We think we know what they mean.
Obsolete words in the KJV are easy to identify, because we don't know what they mean.
But we may read right over "secret code" words without even knowing it.
17 Missing Verses in the NIV? (YouTube)
Ignorance of Greek and Hebrew
Ignorance of Bible transmission
Not "researching" stuff we don't know
Kids and adults misunderstanding the KJV
Mistrusting the scientific consensus on scientific issues that the Bible doesn't specifically address
Not using multiple translations because of mistrust, misunderstanding or ignorance of modern translations and paraphrases
Not realizing the limits of your personal knowledge
Not reading the Bible
Ignorance of how to evaluate sources and contradictory claims
Ignorance of how to discuss controversial issues
Defending your viewpoint instead of looking for the truth
Overemphasis of religion instead of Jesus
Overemphasizing fear of man rather than fear of God
Not relying on the Holy Spirit
If you want to know what you don't know...
...Read the translators' preface to a bible
...Or check out the footnotes in the NET Bible
...Or the footnotes in the Lexham English Bible
Is your viewpoint more logical than the other side's viewpoint?
Is it more biblical?
Have you thought through why you believe what you do?
Or are you just attacking the other side?
There are two sides, but we're on the same side.
Are you looking for the truth?
Or are you trying to win an argument?
Are you emotional about the issue?
When people tell me I'm wrong, I only get upset if I'm wrong.
If I've done nothing wrong, why would I get upset?
Emotions are diagnostic.
They reveal what is important to you.
Are you worried that your viewpoint may be wrong?
...And that you may need to admit that you were wrong all these years?
The message is more important than the messenger.
Liberals can be good textual critics and translators.
Professional ethics demand the textual critic and translator translate accurately, regardless of any bias.
Correcting the error is better than attacking the source.
There's plenty of facts to go around.
Facts are better than opinions.
Questions are better than opinions.
Consensus carries more weight than a minority opinion.
Information is good.
More information is better.
Information that challenges your worldview is best.
Also, is our familiarity with the KJV an advantage or a disadvantage over those not familiar with it?
If you follow the old paths...
...watch out for ruts.
6... Questions and stuff:
Overview of the KJV only movement:
Exhaustive info on King James Onlyism: