I will confess to one further worry: original type style. The real AV 1611 was printed in what printers call "black letter,"
a very ornate type style much like Gothic script, which is still used many
times for the banner at the top of the front page of newspapers. This original type style was
replaced with “Roman” type sometime in the 18th century. Note that name: Roman. I fear that once again, the
Jesuits have conspired to corrupt the pure word in English. They have taken away the original
Gothic (and as everyone knows, the Gothic Bible used the textus
receptus for its foundation which proves with certainty that the
Gothic was the correct script for a real Bible), and have substituted the
corrupt Roman script. In a
real sense, even the KJV has become a Roman Bible, since its modern
editions use Roman script and not the original
black letter. As
further proof that Roman type is a corruption, notice that all these
apostate Bibles--the ERV, ASV, NASB, NIV, NKJB, and the rest, have always
been printed in Roman type. That's
proof enough to me that any Bible in Roman type is no Bible at all, and
that only a Bible with the original script, the black letter, given to us
in the form we should have it by the Learned Men, is a true Bible. Perhaps even those saved by the
true original spelling KJV are not saved at all, and must locate a
letter edition. The Roman script Nelson reprint
may not be enough (it's just like those Bible corrupters at Thomas Nelson
to pass off a Roman script KJV as though it were a real Bible!). Fortunately for me, my brother has
a facsimile reprint in the original black letter of the AV 1611, and I'm
secure since I've studied out of it several times.
It is a desperate situation. The
original spelling AV 1611 Bibles is severe.
There is truly a famine of the preserved word of God in the land. And all our efforts at preaching,
teaching, Bible study, and soul winning are completely futile until we
return to the real, unaltered, perfectly preserved bonafide AV 1611. Perhaps the best thing to do for
the present is to send off and buy one of those pages from an original
KJV, even if it costs thousands of dollars and has all the appearance of
Romish relic worship; if you can get a page that has a salvation verse, or
part of the "Romans road," perhaps there will be enough of the
Gospel in the true preserved English to rescue your soul.
[As a service to the reader, so he can be saved through a real AV 1611, I
will quote John 3:16; in the inspired original
For God so loued ye world, that
he gaue his only begotten Sonne: that whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should
not perish, but haue euerlasting life.]
And just today, I came to understand that the only proper format for any
Bible is in scroll form (or at least loose-leaf), since the Apostle
assures us that “the word of God is not bound” (2 Timothy 2:9).
Therefore any book that is bound, regardless of its printed contents,
cannot honestly be said to be the word of God. I’m sure the inspired 1611
translators never intended for their translation to come sown and within
leather covers. Such would be
a travesty, in light of the Apostle’s clear and plain teaching.
I’ve begun the systematic unstitching of all my sewn Bibles so that they
can qualify, according to Paul’s definition, as the word of God. I urge you to do the same.