Excellent Sermon! In this sermon Pastor Silversides makes an invincible defense of the King James/Authorized Version, clearly showing the superior accuracy and reliability of the KJV over all modern "translations." Furthermore, he demonstrates that the necessity of reliance upon the Received Text of scripture and not upon newly discovered manuscripts is a doctrinal matter which all Christians can understand, regardless of whether or not they have knowledge of the original languages. Finally, Pastor Silversides discusses how the modern versions have only increased the confusion and disunity of today's church. If we may make our own observation, it seems evident to us that we Christians are facing grave dangers as Muslims and Roman Catholics flood into our countries, and that we must be praying and working for unity based on the truth of God's word if we are to stand against the perils we are sure to soon encounter. How can we do this if we can't even agree on what the word of God is? May God lead all of those who have departed from his truth in search of novelties to repentance!
Outstanding Argument! This is the best and most articulate defense of KJV I've ever heard. Whatever the merits of the "critical" texts, the fact that it hasn't been used throughout most of the history of the Church creates a strong presumption against it. Rev. Silversides' makes a watertight reductio ad absurdum argument for the Received Text. If the latter is inferior to the critical text, it means that Christians have been relying on a lousy text for hundreds of years. If I really believed that, I'd look for some other religion.
Alan H (12/20/2009)
from Washington State
Excellent Sermon! Thank you, Rev. Silversides! In this sermon, there were a number of compelling reasons given for maintaining the use of the Authorized Version which I had neither considered, nor ever heard before. I am pretty settled in my position concerning the issue; that is, "I believe we have God's Word in the Authorized Version," but it is always good to have that conviction strengthened by sound arguments and principles which cannot be refuted without damaging the faith of the Saints and calling into question the very inspiration and providential preservation of the Word of God.
If some are on the fence, I recommend that they listen to this sermon before they fall on the wrong side. Certainly God can pick them up and put them on the right side, but it seldom happens without loss. Such as a loved one who in not picked up, but left behind... And in that case, there is generally always some division and contention between the two sides, which used to walk together upon the narrow fence.
Craig DeSpain (2/14/2009)
from Southern Pines, North Carolina
Great Sermon! It is a blessing to hear messages like this. This is the kind of preaching I have grown up with for the past 35 years. Thank you Pastor Silversides for your stand on the True Word of God. Listen to this sermon that was preached by my pastor back in 1975. We have several sermons here on Sermon Audio. http://www.sermonaudio.com/ser moninfo.asp?sermonid=480619271
Ken Roberts (2/14/2009)
Get real! Why do we need such negative preaching, surely we are living in the 21st century and we need to communicate the Gospel in a translation that people understand?
KJV is only a translation after all and is far from perfect!