What follows is chiefly for brethren who share my conviction that the KJV is perfect. I fear that some of these brethren are inclined to speak ill of all preachers who use an English bible other than the KJV.
I feel I must address such an attitude.
A brother who speaks ill of all preachers who use modern bibles, commits the greater sin of spiritual pride. He is absolutely right to speak with praise of the KJV and with scorn and contempt for the modern version but he needs to be careful about letting such scorn attach to every preacher who uses it.
If such an one is reading this, let me ask you brother, have you never heard one of them who you believe is a better Christian than you are? What did you do with Paul's admonition to esteem others more highly than ourselves?
I could name a number of preachers who could preach me off the platform every day of the week, and disgrace me by their comparative love for the LORD and tireless service, who nevertheless use/d a corrupt bible.
Look at it this way. Is it better to believe a corrupt bible and obey it, than to use the KJV and disobey it? If you preach or read the KJV and do not obey it, what makes you think you are better than a man who reads the wretched Good News bible, for example, but at least obeys it wherever it happens to stumble upon the truth?
The disgraceful Stephen Anderson, for example, is strictly KJV. Head knowledge is worthless without love and obedience. I would profit far more from a half decent preaher who at least obeys his yampy bible than a man like Anderson:
Now do not misunderstand me. I am not approving any modern English bible. The perfect position is read the KJV and believe and obey it. But will you not admit to some short-comings in your life and will you not admit that a man using a modern bible may be more godly than you in that area? If you will not, it may be time to get on your knees and confess your pride to the Lord and repent of it.
God forgive me if I do not do so. Let us not bring discredit upon our KJV stand by such a proud attitude.