Thursday, December 6, 2012

Video Links For KJBRC Annual Conference

The King James Bible Research Council Annual Bible Conference

Video Links & DVD available

October 28, 29, 30, 2012

Programs are available for $3 per DVD postage paid in the USA

Call: 414-768-9754 for more information or to order or send a check to –

King James Bible Research Council
P.O. BOX 173
Oak Creek, WI 53154

Video Links Below –

The Origin of The Critical Test – Dr. H. D. Williams

Rejection and The Words of God ­- – Dr. H. D. Williams

Conscience and The Voice of God – Dr. H. D. Williams

Even Words of Truth – Dr. Randy King

Inspiration, Preservation & the King James Bible – Dr. David L. Brown

Keepers of the Word – Dr. Doug LeVesque
The Hebrew Masoretic Text – Dr. Bobby Adams

The Urgency of the Issue! – Dr. Dan Haifley

Efficacy of the Scriptures – Dr. Gary Mann

Inspiration & Preservation: Seeing God's Hand on True Scripture – Dr. Larry Bednar

The Apostasy of The Critical Text – Dr. David Sorenson

The Hidden Gospel – Dr. Steve Zeinner

The Words of His Holiness – Dr. Phil Stringer


Thursday, November 1, 2012

2012 Conference Messages

Greetings in the name of our Wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
I have attended conferences that focused on the King James Bible and its underlying texts for more than 20 years and I must say, for me, this is the best one I ever attended. It was a wonderful mix of teaching and preaching. We had special music for each session from Ravenswood Baptist Church, Camp Joy in Whitewater Wisconsin and from First Baptist Church of Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
We have a regional conference at Plantation Baptist Church in Plantation, Florida February 29 and March 1st, 2013. Come and join us if you are able. I will be letting you know more as we complete the planning of this conference.
Below are the links in order of our conference messages. Feel free to download them and post them on your own web sites, etc.
Standing For His Words That Endure Forever,

Dr. David L. Brown

King James Research Council President

Messages for the October 2012 King James Bible Research Conference

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Origin of The Critical Text – H. D. Williams

Rejection & The Words of God – H. D. Williams

Conscience & The Voice of God – H.D. Williams

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Hebrew Masoretic Text – Dr. Bobby Adams

Inspiration, Preservation & The King James Bible – David Brown
Chrislam & It's Effects on Translating – Dr. H.D. Williams

The Urgency of The Issue – Dr. Dan Haifley

Keepers of The Word – Dr. Doug LeVesque

Even Words of Truth– Randy King

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Efficacy of the Scriptures – Dr. Gary L. Mann

Roman Catholicism's Historical View of the KJB – Brother Mark Reno

Inspiration & Preservation: Seeing God's Hand on True Scripture – Dr. Larry Bednar

The Apostasy of The Critical Text – Dr. David Sorenson

The Hidden Gospel – Dr Steve Zeinner

The Words of His Holiness – Dr Phil Stringer
I will be posting the video links as soon as all the videos are uploaded.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Inspiration, Preservation & The King James Bible

On Inspiration, Preservation and The King James Bible
πασα γραφη θεοπνευστος
(Compiled & edited by Dr. David L. Brown from materials by Drs. David Sorenson, Phil Stringer, H. D. Williams, Larry Bednar, Edward F. Hills and myself)
There are many definitions of inspiration when it is used in the context of the Bible. In fact, Charles Ryrie lists eight in his book, A Survey of Biblical Doctrine - Natural Inspiration, Mystical Inspiration, Concept Inspiration, Partial Inspiration, the Neo-orthodox view of Inspiration, the Inspired Purpose view, etc. Then, Dr. Phil Stringer notes in his article The King James Only Baptist Civil War Over Inspiration - “there seem to be three prominent positions among those who use the term ‘inspired’ to describe the King James Bible.” The first is the re-inspiration of the 1611 KJB. The second I will call the modified re-inspiration view in which God re-inspired the 1611 KJB in English and continues to re-inspire other languages today. Thirdly, there is the derivative inspiration view. A great deal of confusion and misunderstanding continues to be generated because people define inspiration differently, and then do not clarify what definition they are using when they speak of the inspiration of the Bible. With this thought in mind, let me clarify what I mean when I refer to inspiration as it relates to the Bible.

I will begin with the definition given in Dr. H. D. William’s book The Miracle of Inspiration –

Inspiration is the miracle whereby the Words of Scripture in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek were God-breathed and “once delivered” using “holy men of God” and their vocabulary, who perfectly recorded them ‘once’ as they were “moved” along by the Holy Spirit in such a way that “all” the Words written are infallible and inerrant in the sixty-six books of the canon of Scripture. (See 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Jude 1:3).
Next, Dr. David Sorenson wrote –
II Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” The word translated as inspiration is theoneustos. Any student of Scripture knows that word literally means “God breathed.” But what does God-breathed mean? I submit that God-breathed is a reference to being God spoken. Every time we speak, we breathe out words. So did God when He gave His Word to holy men of old.

Scripture is very good at interpreting itself. God said to Jeremiah, “Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book” (Jeremiah 30:2). Hundreds of times in the Bible, we read “Thus saith the Lord.” The Bible is therefore a God-spoken book. Inspiration in its simplest sense is a figure of speech referring to how the Bible has come from the mouth of God. It is a God-spoken book. Jesus said, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God’ (Matthew 4:4). Jesus referred to God's Word as having come out of the mouth of God. And so, when we read about inspiration in II Timothy 3:16, the foundational thought is that of a God-spoken Book.

There certainly have been several methods by which God has spoken His words. In some cases, He dictated directly such as to Moses or Jeremiah. Atop Mount Sinai, the Ten Commandments and portions of the Law were written with the finger of God. However, in the greater portion of Scripture, holy men of old spake as  they were moved by the Spirit of God (II Peter 1:21). God so superintended their minds that what flowed from the tips of their pens were in fact the words of God. But in the greater context, all Scripture was God breathed. It was God spoken. That is the essence of inspiration.”

Dr. Phil Stringer’s explanation adds a helpful dimension in understanding biblical inspiration.
The Bible tells us what “inspiration” is!  It defines itself. Many of my brethren use the term “inspiration” as a synonym for inerrant.  But it means much more than that!  Many of my brethren use the secular definition of the term “inspiration”— to motivate or cause by supernatural influence” (Webster’s Illustrated Contemporary Dictionary).  But this definition falls far short of what the Bible says about its own “inspiration.” If “inspiration” is really “divine influence” then many sermons, songs and books are ‘inspired.’  However, ‘Biblical inspiration” is much more than that. “Inspiration” took place when God took control of a person and spoke His words through them or caused them to write down His words. 
I do not believe that the King James Bible is “inspired.” Inspiration happened only once; that is when God took control of a person and spoke His words through them or caused them to write down His words.  That is not because I believe that there is any weakness or any inferiority in the King James Bible. I believe the King James Bible is pure, perfect and inerrant!  There is nothing about the King James Bible that needs to be corrected or improved. But, God inspired His words only once, when they flowed from the tip of the pens of the various Scriptural authors. He has NOT done it again! The Words of God have been settled in heaven. God gave some of them to Moses to record on earth. He gave some to Jeremiah, some to Paul, some to Peter and so on. They recorded the exact words that God gave them. God finished delivering His words to men as John finished the Book of Revelation. That is how inspiration works.

However, there is something else to consider and that is the preservation of God’s words. God has preserved those words! Those words are preserved in the traditional texts of the Bible. God’s preservation maintains all the authority and Holy Spirit power that God originally placed on and in His words. Inerrancy and infallibility are brought forward to this day through the process of preservation.

 Dr. Edward F. Hills stated that the Scriptures have been preserved by God in His providence so that the Church would always have the Words as a lamp to her feet and a light to her path. Dean John Burgon wrote in his work The Traditional Text, “There exists no reason for supposing that the Divine Agent, who in the first instance thus gave to mankind the Scriptures of Truth, straightway abdicated His office; took no further care of His work; abandoned those precious writings to their fate.”

We believe as our Baptist forefathers believed that God has promised in both the Old and New Testaments to preserve His Words as given to us in the original Hebrew/Aramaic and Greek texts, and by His Providential care, God has kept His Word pure down through the ages as He promised! These Baptist wrote in their London Baptist Confession of 1677 and 1689, “The Old Testament in Hebrew, (which was the native language of the people of God of old), and the New Testament Greek (which at the time of the writing of it was most generally known to the nations) being immediately inspired by God, and by his singular care and providence kept pure in all ages and are therefore authentical…”

Our Lord assured us that His Words would not pass away (Matthew 24:35). We know that God’s righteous judgments endure forever (Psalm 119:160).  The Lord told Isaiah to write His Words on a tablet and a scroll and He would preserve them. The verse says, “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:” (Isaiah 30:8). 

In Christ’s day there were NO original manuscripts of the Old Testament, but He quoted the copies as authoritative and exhorted the people to live by every word that God had spoken (Matthew 4:4 quote from Deuteronomy 8:3). Clearly Jesus believed God had preserved His Words.

We believe that God Inspired His Words once and that God has preserved His Words in the Hebrew, Aramaic Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Traditional Text of the New Testament.

That brings me to these questions, “Did God again speak to the King James' translators in like fashion as He spoke through Moses, David, Isaiah, Paul, or John?” Or, “Did God re-inspire the King James' translators?” Again, Dr. David Sorenson gives us a clear answer –

The answer to that question should be apparent. There is absolutely no record or claim that the King James' translators, erudite and godly as they were, received any such second inspiration. A careful study of their work and the subsequent publishing process absolutely militates against any such notion. The King James Version as a translation is not inspired!”

 As stated earlier, God inspired His words only when they flowed from the tip of the pens of the various Scriptural authors. He has not done so again. We do NOT believe in double inspiration of any type, no matter who promotes it.

That brings up another question. Is the King James Bible the Providentially Preserved Word(s) of God? Clearly God has providentially, if not miraculously preserved the Scriptures in the Greek Received Text and the Hebrew/Aramaic Masoretic text of the Bible. But, has God preserved the English King James Bible in the same way? No, I do not believe that is true. However, let me ask you this -- Was God aware of the project authorized by King James I of England to produce an official translation of the Bible in English? Of course. Was God aware in advance that the KJV would become the most influential and most widely published translation of the Bible in human history? Of course He was. Is it therefore incredulous to assume that He therefore gave providential care and direction to the greater process of preparation, translation, and publishing of that translation? To assume that God had nothing to do with the greatest translation of His Word in human history is naive to say the least. Is it not also more than plausible that He gave providential direction and guidance in the preparation, translation, and publishing of the most influential Bible translation in history? Let the reader be the judge.

The fact is, the King James Version of the Bible is the most widely known and distributed translation of the Bible from the traditional texts of the Old and New testaments. It also is the most accurate English translation of the Traditional Texts. Though critics allege the KJV has problems and errors, I am not aware of any error in the King James Bible. I have seen the various allegations of errors or problems therein. But all of these allegations or errors evaporate upon close examination.

The 47 working King James' translators were in all likelihood, the greatest assemblage of scholars of the biblical languages into the English in church history. Moreover, they worked in six committees checking and cross checking each other's work over a period of seven years. Thereafter, the King James Bible went through a number of editions which in each case purified either editorial or printer errors. Their work was based upon six preceding generations of English translations going back to Tyndale. They consulted other major translations of the Traditional Text such as Luther's translation, the Reina Valera, the Diodati, the Olivetan, and others. There has never been before or since a more thorough and exhaustive translation project of the Bible than the King James Version. The translators were more linguistically qualified than any other group of translators before or since. They were godly men. Some were pastors, some missionaries, some evangelists, others professors in Bible colleges. All were in the gospel ministry. All had repudiated Rome. All were Bible scholars in their own right, even apart from their linguistic skills. Some knew the biblical languages since childhood.

 The translational expertise, the intensive editorial cross checking, and the careful revisions over a period of 150 years have produced the greatest Bible translation in the history of the world. British Bible historian Adam Nicolson has estimated that more than 5 billion copies of the King James Bible have been published and distributed over the past 400 years. That is more than any other translation of the Bible in any other language. That also is likely more than all the rest put together. Having explained the intricacies of how the King James Bible came together, this is NOT double inspiration. What we believe is this - the King James Version preserves, by accurate translation the Greek Received Text and the Hebrew/Aramaic Masoretic text for English speaking people and by that accurate translation of these texts our King James Bible maintains all the authority and power that God placed on and in His Words. As Dr. H. D. Williams explains in his book, “We do not call the words chosen to translate the original Words of God inspired, although God grants acquired authority or power to them if they are accurate and faithful translations of His Words.” Our King James Bible has NO translational errors and therefore I repeat, Our King James Bible maintains all the authority and power that God placed on and in His Words.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Second Annual

King James Bible Research Council Conference

October 28-30, 2012


First Baptist Church w10550 South Howell Ave. w Oak Creek Wisconsin

Promoting The King James Bible

In A Sound, Sensible Way


“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”  Matthew 24:35

SUNDAY, October 28 – Pre- Conference Messages

9:30-10:30 a.m.  Dr. H. D. WilliamsThe Origin of the Critical Text

10:45- Noon        Dr. H. D. WilliamsRejection & The Words of God

6:15-7:15 p.m.    Dr. H. D. WilliamsConscience & The Voice of God

MONDAY, October 29 – KJBRC Messages

1:00-1:50 p.m.    Dr. Bobby AdamsThe Hebrew Masoretic Text

2:00-2:50 p.m.    Dr. Mike BaderEnabling The Deaf to Access the KJB

3:00-3:50 p.m.    Dr. H. D. Williams - Chrislam & Its Effects on Translating

4:00-4:50 p.m.    Dr. Dan Haifley The Urgency of the Issue!

5:00-5:30 p.m.    Dr. Doug Levesque – To Be Announced

ü5:50-7:00 p.m. Evening meal at area restaurants

7:00-8:00 p.m.    Dr. Randy King – Even Words of Truth

TUESDAY, October 30 – KJBRC Messages

1:00-1:50 p.m.    Dr. Gary L. MannEfficacy of the Scriptures

2:00-2:50 p.m.    Mr. Mark Reno Roman Catholicism's Historical View of the King James Bible

3:00-3:50 p.m.    Dr. Larry BednarInspiration & Preservation: Seeing God’s Hand on True Scripture

4:00-4:50 p.m.    Dr. David Sorenson - The Apostasy of the Critical Text

5:00-5:30 p.m.    Dr. David L. BrownInspiration, Preservation & the King James Bible

ü 5:30-7:00 p.m.               Evening meal in the Fellowship Hall

7:00-8:00 p.m.    Dr. Phil StringerThe Words of His Holiness

Conference Hotel
We have a special rate at the MainStay Suites – Milwaukee Airport on 1001 W. College Ave. Oak Creek, WI. Their phone is 414-571-8800 $65 for a standard room with a queen bed and sofa bed & kitchenette. A standard room with 2 queen beds and a sofa bed & kitchenette is $75. Tell them you are with the First Baptist Church conference. Reservation MUST be made by September 28th to get this price.

Standing For the Enduring Words of God

Dr. David L. Brown

KJBRC President

Phone: 414-768-9754

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Use of Italics in the King James Bible
by Dr. David L. Brown

Why did the King James Bible translators use italics in the King James Bible? Was it because God miraculously gave the translators additional inspiration the same way He did as recorded in 2 Peter 1:21, holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost”? Or is it, as some have assumed, that these words were printed in this fashion for emphasis? The answer to both of these questions is, NO.  

In fact, the words in italics in the King James Bible are words that were added by the translators to help the reader. This is usually necessary when translating from one language to another because a word in one language may not have a corollary word in English and idiomatic expressions often do not easily move from one language to another.  Hence, the words in italics are words which do not have any equivalence in the Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek text. By adding these words, the translators’ goal was to make the meaning of the sentence clearer and produce a more readable translation that read smoothly, yet was true to the original. However, to make sure that the reader understood that these words were not in the manuscripts, they set them in italics.

I have Gordon Campbell’s book entitled Bible: The Story of the King James Version, published by Oxford University Press. Published in 2010, it is a history of the King James Bible. Campbell states that KJV translator Samuel Ward reported to the 1618 Synod of Dort the procedures or rules that guided the making of the KJV. He noted that some of those rules were supplementary rules that added information not found in the fifteen rules given the KJV translators. Campbell asserted that this information reported by Samuel Ward has "the inestimable advantage of reflecting what actually happened rather than what was supposed to happen." (p. 41).

 Here is the rule the KJV translators used themselves as presented by Samuel Ward that relates to the use of italics:

"Words that it was anywhere necessary to insert into the text to complete the meaning were to be distinguished by another type, small roman…" (p. 42).

So you are not confused, I remind you that the 1611 Bible was in fancy Black Letter type. The added words were in smaller Roman type and not italics. In later editions that were set in Roman type, italics were used. This is what we see in our King James Bibles today.

F. H. A. Scrivener wrote: "The end proposed by the use of italics is thus explained in the Geneva edition of 1578.  'Where as the necessity of the sentence required anything to be added (for such is the grace and propriety of the Hebrew and Greek tongues, that it cannot but either by circumlocution, or by adding the verb, or some word, be understood of them that are not well-practised therein), we have put it in the text with another kind of letter.' If this be the rule which the translators of our present version proposed to themselves (and we have every reason for believing that it was), it follows that such a rule should be carried out uniformly, and on all occasions" (Supplement to the Authorized English Version of the New Testament, Vol. I, pp. 60-61).

Scrivener also quoted in a note a similar comment from the 1557 Whittingham's New Testament.

Thus, the early English translators themselves stated one of the rules or principles that they used for "italics" [or putting some words in a different kind of letter or type], and the above evidence shows that principle was also affirmed and advocated by the KJV translators.

The words in italics are there for a purpose. While there are many illustrations to show how helpful the italics are, I will show you just one. We see that David killed Goliath in 1 Samuel 17:49 “ And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.”  That is confirmed in 1 Samuel 21:9 “And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.”  Watch carefully the importance of the italics in II Samuel 21:19, “And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.”   But, omitting the italicized words from II Samuel 21:19 as the ESV, NASB, NIV, The Message, etc. state, it would lead you to believe Elhanan was the one who slew Goliath.  Look carefully at II Samuel 21:19 from the New American Standard, “And there was war with the Philistines again at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s bean.”  However, we know that is not a true statement by reading 1 Chronicles 20:5  And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.”

Clearly, the words in italics were not miraculously given to the translators by God as additional inspiration the same way He did as recorded in 2 Peter 1:21, holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” Neither are the italics there to add emphasis. The words in italics in the King James Bible are words that were added by the translators to help the reader better understand the intent of the passage translated from the original languages.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mark These Dates On Your Calendar

Sunday, August 19th, 2012 I will have the Antiquarian Rare Bible Display at Dr. Mark Poorman’s church, Woodcrest Baptist Church, 6875 University Ave. NE, Fridley, MN. I will be preaching a mini-King James Conference in the morning and evening service. Please come and join us if you are anywhere near. For directions visit -

August 20-21 (Monday and Tuesday) – Although the MIBPF is not affiliatew with the King James Bible Research Council, they take our position and myself (Dr. David L Brown) and several others are members. I invite you to join us for the -- Annual Preaching Conference of the Midwest Independent Baptist Pastors’ Fellowship – Dr. Lance Ketchum, Chairman - At Woodcrest Baptist Church, 6875 University Ave. NE, Fridley, MN. Old Time Preaching on the topic – Separation: Holiness To Te Lord! For more information email – See their blog at –

October 29-30, 2012 (Monday and Tuesday) – The King James Bible Research Council Annual Meeting will again be at the First Baptist Church, 10550 South Howell Ave. in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Mark those dates on your calendar. For more information email, see our web site,visit our blot at or our facebook page at

2013 Southern Region Conference In Florida

Thursday February 28th and Friday March 1st is our Southern Region KJBRC Bible Conference in Plantation Florida at Plantation Baptist Church, 11700 NW 28th Court, Plantation, FL 33323, Senior Pastor Tom Hunter Jr. Check the Website for directions