King James Onlyism is a more recent fad (started circa 1930 by a Seventh-day Adventist & more heavily promoted in modern times by people like Dr Sam Gipp, Peter S. Ruckman & Kent Hovind). King James Onlyism is factually & historically erroneous, irresponsible & a detriment to real Christian apologetics against the arguments of an unbelieving world (for more on this see James White's excellent video series on YOUTUBE entitled, " What's the Big Deal with King James Onlyism?"). See also our Christian Answers videos "Bible Translation Issue #1 & #2. on YOUTUBE by Doug Kutilek (B.A. & M.A., Baptist Bible College; knowledgeable in Biblical languages Greek & Hebrew; PhD candidate in Old Testament Hebrew at Hebrew Union College; see his "The King James Only Resource Center" at his website: http://www.KJVONLY.ORG).
The following can be found at our website BIBLEQUERY.ORG in our newsletter section (click the "Experience" box on homepage & scroll down & click "Unlearned Men - KVJ Only").
Benjamin Wilkinson - In the investigation of King-James-Version-Onlyism, (KJVO) just such a genealogy of error can be easily traced. All writers who embrace the KJV-only position have derived their views ultimately from Seventh-day Adventist missionary, theology professor and college president, Benjamin G. Wilkinson (d.1968), and then through one of two or three of his spiritual descendants. In 1930, he wrote "Our Authorized Bible Vindicated," a book of several hundred pages which attracted almost no attention in its day (no doubt because it was awash in a vast ocean of unmitigated error). In that book, Wilkinson attacked the Westcott Hort Greek text.
Larry Wessels graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas in 1981 with a degree in Advertising & on May 16 of that same year he had a supernatural "born again" experience (John 3:3-8, Romans 8: 8-17, etc.) by a sovereign act of the God of the Bible. Larry has been...