“You can be a Christian reading the King James, just as you can be with modern translations,” says Dr. Daniel Wallace, one of the world’s leading experts in New Testament Greek and New Testament manuscripts. About 5,000 differences exist between the King James Bible and modern texts. Those variances can be attributed to a number of factors, not the least of which is that modern translations have the advantage of almost 1,000 times as many Greek manuscripts as was available at the time of the King James translation. Many of the differences are irrelevant, but others are rather significant. While the King James teaches the same essentials, modern translations are going to be closer to the original Greek text.
Verses referenced in this video (in KJV) ::
• I John 5:7
• Revelation 22:19
Dr. Wallace isn’t the only speaker who’s answered this question…check out what these three speakers had to say:
• Ken Wytsma
• Dr. Clint Arnold
• Luke Hendrix