As a born-again Christian who is a Creationist I love the Word of God in English which is contained in the King James Bible. The 50 or more translators who developed the King James Bible were godly men who believed strongly in the inerrancy and full authority of Scriptures and who therefore, believed in the literal historicity of Genesis, with its record of the six-day Creation (Genesis 1:1-31) and the worldwide flood (Genesis 6-9).
Furthermore, the King James translators were also great scholars, every bit as proficient in the Biblical languages as any of those who have come after them.They were very familiar with the great body of manuscript evidence, as well as all the previous translations. They worked diligently on the project (assigned to by King James) for over seven years, completing it in the year 1611.
Footnotes you find in the King James Bible are not from the translators but were put in after. C.I. Scofield has footnotes in his King James Study Bible, which has a copyright. The King James Bible itself does not have a copyright. So beware of footnotes it is man’s not God’s Words.
Back to the translators, all the translators were great scholars, deeply fluent in the Biblical languages. It is almost certain that no group of Bible scholars before or since has ever been thoroughly fit for their task as was the King James Translation Team. The result of their consecrated labor was that the so-called “Authorized” version eventually displaced all those that had gone before and then has withstood the test of wide usage in all English-speaking countries ever since.
The King James Bible is comprised of 66 books (39 in the Old Testament translated from the Masoretic Text) and (27 in the New Testament translated from the Textus Receptus or Received Text).The beautifully poetic prose the King James Bible is a great treasure which should not be lost or forgotten. It has been acclaimed widely as the greatest example of English literature ever written. The King James Bible uses mostly one and two-syllable words. There is nothing hard to understand about Genesis 1;1, but you must believe by faith. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
It is also noteworthy that the King James Bible was produced during the period when the English language and literature (as well as knowledge of other languages by English-speaking people) had reached their zenith of power and expressiveness. The translators were not only Biblical scholars but accomplished writers, and one of the deliberate goals, in fact, a part of their assignment, was to produce a Bible that would “sing” with beauty and power (authority) and would also retain literal faithfulness to the Greek and Hebrew texts, which themselves been written with majestic musical beauty.
I believe, therefore, after studying (II Timothy 2:15), and teaching from the Bible (Romans 12:7),(II Timothy 3:16), that Christians, especially Creationists need to hang on their Old King James Bible as long as they live for there is a blessing from God in Revelation 1:3 and Revelation 3:8. Please read these Scriptures Christian and let God fill your heart with His blessing! The King James Bible is the most beautiful and most powerful Book ever written. It will stand the test of time until the Lord Jesus Christ returns, which is the Christian’s :”Blessed Hope” (Titus 2:13). Amen!