A Conversation about KJV Onlyism

James White sat down with Steven Anderson for a couple of hours to discuss KJV Onlyism. I’m 40 minutes into the video and it’s astounding. To hear someone say that anyone who can’t understand the language of the KJV is probably not saved, or that the NIV is the word of God is probably not saved, is, to say the least, astonishing. I don’t know that I’ve ever described KJV Onlyism as a cult but I’m hard pressed to think of it as anything else based on what I’m seeing from Steven Anderson in this video. Give it a look and decide for yourself.

B”H

6 thoughts on “A Conversation about KJV Onlyism

  1. I’m glad this was finally posted, considering how they only used a few minutes from the interview in their movie, and it was misused and ripped out of context

  2. Thanks for posting this even though it messed up my morning schedule. :) Do you know of a transcript that is available?

    Yes, Nick, after listening to this it appears that it comes close to being a cult. Plus there are some things Steven Anderson mentioned that surprised me: Christ went to hell after he said, “it is finished.” !! And while I believe in the power of the Spirit to use the word of God in salvation, he seemed to say you have to hear the words of the KJV to be truly saved.

    Back in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the KJV there were a lot of good lectures from England that gave me a renewed appreciation of the translation. It’s too bad the KJV Only folks are a blemish on its reputation.

  3. “To hear someone say that anyone who can’t understand the language of the KJV is probably not saved, or that the NIV is the word of God is probably not saved, is, to say the least, astonishing.” And heretical. And, well, bonkers.

  4. first of all, I James White must be a very patient and gracious man to give Anderson that much time – and second of all I think Anderson is an absolute idiot and probably not a good representative of the KJVO movement necessarily. :-)

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