Your KJO Emails - 04/13/2004

Dear Ben and Jennifer Rast,

Having perused some of the reader mail regarding the King James Bible and your responses to those e-mails, I wanted to voice my agreement with your conclusions regarding this matter. It is disheartening to read that there are Christians insisting upon the King James Version as the only God-inspired translation. From a logical standpoint, and you made this argument as well, it is untenable to claim a KJO position -- what of translations in other languages? what of Bibles before the King James version? And while logic is an easily corruptible tool of discernment, it is still one tool believers must use while walking with the Lord.

There are, and will continue to be, unreliable Bible translations produced by ungodly men and women. But when a believer strays from a Christ-centered life, they often make idols of even the most holiest of things, like the KJV. As you rightly pointed out, it is the Living Word that is sacred.

Sincerely,
J.W.





CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:


Hi J.W. Thanks so much for sending this email. I just finished reading an angry email from a newsletter subscriber who was KJO and rather indignantly and abruptly cancelled his newsletter subscription. While I realize the KJO position is without merit, it was still a literal God-send to get your email of encouragement at this time. We also appreciate your previous email, but will respond to that separately. Thanks again, and may the Lord richly bless you.

In Christ,

Ben and Jennifer Rast Contender Ministries