Item description for Final Authority: A Christian's Guide to the King James Bible by W. Grady...
Overview Final Authority exposes the deceit behind many of the common charges leveled against the A.D. 1611 Authorized Version. For instance, having heard of the "inferior scholarship" of the King James translators, one discovers that Dr. John Bois, chairman of the Old Testament committee at Cambridge, was reading and writing Hebrew at age six. With the fourth-century codices Vaticanus and Sinaiticus being recommended as the two most reliable manuscripts worthy of supplanting the time-honored Textus Receptus, the reader learns the facts of their defective character which reveal their disagreement with each other in over 3,000 places in the Gospels alone. Having been advised that Mark 16:9-20 should be discarded because it is not found in the "best" manuscripts, the author finds that the actual evidence confirms its mysterious presence in 618 manuscripts while missing in only two, Vaticanus and Sinaiticus. After hearing the scholars Westcott and Hort venerated as spiritual giants, he becomes acquainted with their personal correspondence in which they endorse evolution, socialism, globalism, disarmament, spiritism, purgatory and communal living while deprecating the inspiration of Scripture, salvation by grace, a literal Heaven and Hell and the United States of America. In short, Final Authority addresses those issues rarely discussed by critics of the King James Bible. As well as the information given above, the reader will learn the following: * Who were the King James translators? * Who were the translators of later Bible versions? * What's wrong with the NIV? * Is the New King James really a King James version? * How involved are Jesuit agents in the attack against the KJV? * and much more!
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Studio: Grady Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.73 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1993
Publisher Grady Publications
ISBN 0962880914 ISBN13 9780962880919
Reviews - What do customers think about Final Authority: A Christian's Guide to the King James Bible?
Should have 6 stars! Apr 25, 2007
Dr. Grady give a witty thought provoking look at the AV VS the new translations. It is a slam dunk, those who try to defend new vesions will not be able to find any flaws in this book ................or THE BOOK it defends so very well. Grace and Peace
i thank God for a man that gets angry Oct 23, 2005
im sorry for you people who dont like the tone of this book. if i found out that i was decieved all my life i would be angry and every time i thought about (or wrote)it, my tone would be just like bro. grady's. harsh, unforgiving. once you read the kjv for any amount of time ... and then you read the "other" (per)versions... you will see the differnce.
also.. if you a close to God.. you should be able to recognise your father's words. and its the words not the "thoughts" that matter.
this is a great book... fully backed up... written by a great man of God... Thank you Jesus for this great man.
Outstanding & Convincing Sep 12, 2005
Dr Grady makes quite the convincing argument to make the King James Bible the final authority for all to read. I personally recommended the book to a friend who used all versions and he became a KJV only believer. Amen!
Almost as bad as Riplinger's book, Jan 29, 2005
This book has a lot of interesting information, however as others have noted, he sometimes get's away from the subject at hand.
Also, his "research" is about as bad as Riplinger's was in her _New Age Bible Versions_ book (it's also on this site). Yes Westcott and Hort were liberals, however he just several others blatantly misquote them to make them sound even worse than they were. For a valuable rebuttal to this book, I would suggest Dr. James White's book, _The King James Only Controversy_.
KJV is the Final Authority Dec 30, 2004
This is a book for Christians. I think that all Christians can agree that when it comes to "manners of living" (works/sin) and of salvation (grace) it is only God's opinion that matters. So why do we have such diversity of thought within the Christian faith? Why do we get a different answer about salvation from a Catholic then we do from a Baptist? I can see differences in relation to "manners of living", but differences in relation to salvation are truly troubling. I mean, if the Catholics are right then the Baptists are going to Hell (or they will spend some quality time in purgatory) and if the Baptists are right then the Catholics are going to Hell (sorry, no purgatory for you). And yet we all claim to be Christians. The only difference is that we look to different Bibles (different Authorities) for our understanding of God's Word (His one true unchanging, don't matter what you think, going to Heaven or going to Hell, Word).
The reality is that for Christians there is only one Word of God. That is whatever God himself says about the way we should live and worship. Still, that doesn't help us much unless God makes his Word known to us, which he did. The question that this book is trying to answer is a question amongst Christians. Either the true word of God exists completely in written form or it only exists partially in written form. Many Christians (like me) believe that it exists completely in written form (KJV). Thus, I have a Final Authority to live my life by or more importantly to rest upon that good news of Gods saving grace through Christ Jesus. This seems to be a weaker position for me to take since I now have only one Book to argue my faith from, or to preach from. Christians that can pick and choose their passages from different Bibles seem to be able to believe whatever they want; whereas, I do not have that luxury (though I try sinful as I am). Still, there is something that I have that those other Christians do not. I have a Final Authority. However, what about those that do not have a Final Authority?
This is to say, that some Christians can only point at a Bible (any version/perversion) and say, "some of it is true while other parts are false". But then the question comes, "Which parts are false?" Maybe Salvation through Grace is false, maybe Jesus never existed, maybe the entire NT is false, maybe Jesus never wept? If you admit that it has false parts and you admit that it is not your Final Authority then you cannot know through it's reading what to believe.
Then, of course, you start to get people answering that they have discernment given to them by the Holy Spirit, but that is only discernment of Gods Word. Don't expect to read "The Satanic Bible" and get any discernment from the Holy Spirit. If you are reading a false gospel then all that the Holy Spirit can do is get you away from it (maybe by getting you to read some silly book review on this site). In any case, why do you think we have so many Koresh's running around preaching their false gospel? It's because some Christians believe enough in discernment to allow some bozo like Koresh to pick and choose their faith for them. This book is simply stating the much less obvious perversion (though much more consequential) that Christians cling to rather then clinging to the true Word of God.
I always find it strange that people can believe in God and in his saving Grace through Christ Jesus and yet those same people can't believe that God has the power to carry his Word completely intact in meaning throughout history. That is at the heart of the argument in this book.
"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." (Psalm 12:6-7 KJV)
It simply speaks to those Christians that profess their faith in Christ Jesus and tells them that they need to be reading Gods one and only true Word (including the original manuscripts). To those that are unsaved, well you got bigger problems then choosing the right Bible. But if you do ever get around to reading one, or even if you plan on attacking my faith, make sure you argue your disbelief from the KJV. It is my Final Authority.