"They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:"
Psalm 12:2-3
Presuppositionalists Require a King James Bible
Author:
Christopher J. E. Johnson
Published: July 31, 2012
[creationliberty.com]

I am fully aware that some presuppositional apologetic preachers will be very upset by this article, but the truth is the truth, no matter how we may feel about it. I pray our Lord Jesus Christ would be willing to use this to help others understand that without a King James Bible, the presuppositional argument dies.

Let's pose a few questions:

Can God lie?

God is not a man, that he should lie;
-Numbers 23:19

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
-Titus 1:2

To contradict yourself is the same as lying. That's why accused criminals are analyzed heavily based on their alibi. You cannot be here reading this article and hiking in the arctic tundra at the same time. God cannot contradict Himself because God cannot lie, and that is another Christian presupposition.

If God lies, then the pressupositional argument dies.

Is the Bible the inspired Word of God?

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
-2 Timothy 3:16

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Peter 1:21

If Christians deny that the Bible is inspiration of God, then they not only deny the Word of God, but also lose the revelation of God's revealed Word they need to make a Christian presuppositional argument. The Word of God may have been physically written down by men, but part of the Christian presupposition is that the Bible is inspiration of the true living God and Creator of the universe that guided the hands of these men to write His Word perfectly.

If the Bible is not the inspired Word of God, then the presuppositional argument dies. It also makes God a liar, and that means the presuppositional argument dies a second death.

Is the Bible the preserved Word of God?

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
-Psalm 12:6-7

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
-Matthew 24:35

Inspiration claims are meaningless if God does not preserve that inspiration. If we lose preservation of God's Word, then it's no longer God's Word. The very fact that there are so many Bible versions out there demonstrates clearly that they have not preserved God's Word, and argue amongst themselves. There was also no reason for God to inspire His Word to be recorded perfectly if He had no plan to preserve His Word. God promised He would preserve His Word, so those Christians that deny preservation not only deny the Word of God, but also lose their presuppositional foundation because they can never be sure what is and is not God's Word.
(Read "Why I Use a King James Bible - The Necessity of Perfection" here at creationliberty.com for more details)

If the Bible is not the preserved Word of God, then there is no way to verify inspired words in any part of the Bible and the presuppositional argument dies. If the Bible is not preserved, then it is not inspired, and the presuppositional argument dies a second death. If the Bible is not preserved and inspired, then God lied, and the presuppositional argument dies a third death.

Is God's Word without error?

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
-Proverbs 30:5

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
-Matthew 5:48

If God is perfect and His Word is pure (i.e. true, untainted, without error), then God's Word must contain no errors, otherwise the presuppositional argument dies. If the Bible has errors, then it is not preserved, and the presuppositional argument dies a second death. If the Bible has errors and is not preserved, then we cannot prove His inspiration, and the presuppositional argument dies a third death. If the Bible has errors, is not preserved, and does not contain God's inspiration, then He is a liar and the presuppositional argument dies a fourth death.

Can you, as a Christian, pick up your Bible, and tell everyone that the Bible you hold in your hand is the Word of God? Remember, to call it the Word of God, it must be perfect: absolutely without error, absolutely preserved, contain His absolute inspiration, without contradiction at any point. If you can't pick up your Bible and tell the world this, then there is no presuppositional argument to start with because God's Word is His revelation to mankind.

The King James Bible is the only Bible which can be used properly for a presuppositional argument without contradicting oneself, because all the other new-age versions contain corruptions, errors, and contradictions in varying locations. For those men who use a presuppositional argument with a new-age version, I will tell them what they tell the atheists: "What you saying is inconsitent with what you are doing." If the God the presuppositional argument is built on contradicts Himself and makes errors, then we cannot prove anything is true in the Word of God, and the presuppositional argument fails.
(Read "Why I Use a King James Bible" here at creationliberty.com for more details)

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