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;
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
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 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.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
(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.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
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)